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   Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 19, 1960, Florence, South Carolina                             WEATHER fARTLY CLOUDY and worm roduy. Ground fog and haze in early morning. Partly cloudy and mild tonight. Saturday, worm ond humid. High today, 86. Low to- night, 68. High Saturday, 90. VOL. The Paper Published In Eastern South Carolina READER'S TIP CAN A MAN put aside his jtk (nf mAntJtc expect to return to it ond finj things in good shape? For story of a man who n doing turn to Page S-A. FLORENCE. S. C.. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19. 1960 DAILY, 6c; SUNDAY. Discoverer XIV Circling World With Spy Gear VANDEisBEHG A I R FORCE BASE, Calif. UP! The satellite Discoverer XIV roared into -polar orbit Thursday crammed with secret sky-spy gear. The successful launch in the once-troubled series came but a week after the United States' spectacular space first -with Discoverer XIII recovery of its capsule from orbit. Moonlet No. 14's nose cone was designed to help two upcoming series of surveillance satellites: Samos, to radio back pictures of terrain it passes over: Midas, to detect enemy missile firings. Ex- act nature of the gear was classi- fied. A separate instrument package, to help with optical and radar tracking, was included to data for the Navy's transit navi-' gallon satellite program. Goal of this shot, as with all Discoverers, is of the in- strument capsule from a tricky aerial catch, if possible. Friday, if all goes well, the cap- sule will be ejected over the arc- tic and will parachute down near Hawaii. Planes will try to snag its chute and, if they fail, ships will try to pluck it from the sea. Blast Ends 1st Try at Orbiting Courier Sphere CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (AP) of a carrier rocket Thursday wrecked the first at- tempt to orbit a satellite that could lead to a communications network for all U.S. military forces. Project officials declined to es- timate how much the failure had set the program back. But they said another attempt will be made. The two-stage rocket, a Thor- Able-Star. blew apart in a giant flash of fire and smoke about 2V4 minutes after it lifted off in an' effort to fling the 51-inch 500- pound into a circular orbit 700 miles above the earth. The explosion occurred at an al- titude of about' 15 miles. The would-be satellite, and flaming chunks of Ihe broken rocket plum- meted into the Atlantic several miles offshore. The Defense Department an- nounced the engine of the first stage Thor rocket had shut down prematurely, causing the missile to explode. The engine stopped about 15 seconds before it was to cut off and the second stage was to ignite. Authorities began a study of tel- emetry signals to determine what caused the trouble. Prosecutor Hammers At Powers Testimony jAirport Retaken FAILURE For Discoverer 14, its nose crammed with spy gear, the launching from its pad (left photo) was a grand and glorious venture. The Air Force will try F-riday, today, to catch its falling capsule. On the opposite U. S. coast, however, the Thor-Able Star rocket at right ex- ploded in flight just a few minutes after blast-off time. The cause was not positively fixed temporarily. (AP Photolax) Congolese Troops Club, Rob UN Unit LKOPOLDVILLE, the Congo Belgians. Sonic I kicked, clubbed army rifle-moil and robbed" a Canadian U. X. unit at t.cpold- villc airport Thursday. Protesting sharply, the U. N. Command cracked down and reclaimed full control over the airport. The savage incident, one of a scries of clashes ot Premier Pa- trice Lumumba's Negro soldiers with U. N. personnel, came as Lumumba liimseU delivered point- ed snubs to U. S. Ambassador Clare H. Timber-lake and U. N. Undersecretary Ralph .1. Bunche. The Congolese apparently mis- took the Canadians, assigned to signal duty in the interior, for Alcoholic Center Gets Preliminary Approval An application for federal funds to buiM an alcoholic rehabilitation center at Florence has been given preliminary approval. Dr. W. R. Mead of Florence, chairman of the S. C. Alcoholic Civil War Medals Project Proposed COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission Thursday approved a plan to turn scrap metal from Fort Sumlcr into medals in com- memoration of the War Between the States. Commission Chairman John A. May of Aiken expressed optimism that the federal government would give permission for such Use of Hehabil.tat.on Commission, report- excess scrap metal. The proposed medals probably will carry, a picture of the bom- bardment of Fort Sumter on one side and an official emblem of the commission, soon to be designed, on the other. These will be sold with profits going toward various commission projects, such as the erection of additional historical, markers and the publication of Confederate ma- terials'. Decker Army's New Top Leader WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Thursday nominated Gen. George Henry Decker to be chief of staff of the Army for a two-year term. i Decker, now vice chief of. staff, would suceed Gen. Lyman L. Lemnilzer, who has been nomi- nated to become chairman .of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, effective upon the retirement of Gen. Na- than S. Twining. The date of Twining's retire- ment has not been determined yet. He has another year to go on his current term as chairman but has been in poor health. ed last night he had been notified of the tentative approval by Con gressman John L. McMillan. The state i s seeking matcliing funds to build the pro- posed center, which is to be locat cd on a 25-acre tract rceentlj deeded to the commission by the Florence-Darlington TB Sanatori um Commission. Final approval of the federa grant will not be made until after building plans are completed and construction bids are received Dr. Mead said. He added that architecture' plans are presently being drawn TAPPED BY IKE George Decker (AP Photofaxl Jack's La Passed WASHINGTON (API-The Sen- ate Thursday night passed Sen. John K. Kennedy's bill raising the minimum wage from to an hour and giving about four million more workers the protec- tion of the act. The vote marked a victory for the Democratic presidential nomi- nee, was 62-34. He was chief sponsor of the leg- islation and shepherded it through the Senate, successfully fighting off nearly all limiting amendments of a major nature. However, to win the closest bat- tle of all during Thursday's ses- sion, he had to agree to cut down the new coverage in thc bill by about MO.UOO workers. Originally he had sought to bring five mil- lion under Hie fair Labor SUinu- Inside City Beat J-A, 4-B Comics Kiulorials Good Morning 2-A Hospital Patients 10-A Markets.................... 7-B Sports- i-n, J.-R, 3-B Otiidp 4-Ti Ads n-B, 7-B Women's Newi J-A, 5-A, 7-A or Bill Senate Friendly Units Hurl Air Power In Retaliation FT. BRAGG, N.C. (AH) .Friend- ly forces brought the deadly F-lOf Thunderchief jet fighters.into plaj Thursday in strikes at "aggres- sor" defenses in Exercise Bright Star-Pine Cone III. The strikes were partially in retaliation for enemy air actior over friendly forces staging areas but also to soften up the aggres- sor for Saturday's mass airborne first major tactica problem in the two-week simu lated war maneuvers. Thc realistic exercise will be explained to some 200 newspaper radio and television representa lives Friday by top officers in command of the exercise whicl i covers a six-state area and in i volves some Army and Air i Force troops and 700 tactical air- I craft. In an early afternoon briofing Thursday for key members of the j 82nd Airborne Division. Lt. Col. j.Kobert .1. McDonald of St. Paul. lic'.Mirm., assistant division chief of ilane and others in jeeps when! he Congolese struck. The Con-j golese totaled about ;IOO: Ihe Ca-j Indians few more than a j Thirty Congolese blocked the ilanc's takeof. The Canadians, two of wliiim wore wings and chevrons similar o thc insignia of Belgian para- roopors, were robbed ol their wallets and some arms. Their Canadian-French protests were shrugged off with a repealed charge that they were "Flemish Belgians." Capt. Anflrp Taschereau of Mon- real. the delnclifncnt's command- er, was knocked unconscious by a rifle, butt smashed into his right emple. The Congolese forced .some of i the Canadians In lie on Ihe ground! and made one strip to his shorts. I Signalman .lose Mathicu of Que- bec was kicked twice in thc face. Cpl. Robert Conroy ol Kings- ton, Ont., suffered a blow on the hack. He said a Congolese broke his rifle stock in delivering that blow. In Kingston, Conroy's wife, who gave birth In a baby boy said: "As far as L am concerned Ihcy can turn our troops right around and send them all home, again." Ghana I'.. soldiers rushcc: to. help the Canadians. They surrounded the party and, casing Ihe Congolese away by persuasion and argument, took them lo their quarters. Under cover of Lumumba's martial- law declaration. Congo- lese troops moved in uninvited lo share guard, duly at life airport with Ghana troops of Maj. Gen. Carl von Horn's U.N. forces. COMMANDED POWERS' UNIT Col. William Shel- ton headed the weather ob- servation squadron based at Adana, Turkey from which Francis Powers took off on his ill-fated flight. His flight would be "absolutely Powers quoted Shelton as soy- ing. {AP Big 4 Members Talk with Dag UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP> Hammar.skjold called in the Chief U.N1. representatives of the Big Four powers Thursday for a joint conference aimed at keeping the Congo from collapsing into Lenient Punishment Hinted for American MOSCOW The Soviet prosecution hammered persistently Thursday on thc theme that Francis Gary Powers knew in advance the full meaning of his U2 flijrh'- over Soviet territory. Hut elsewhere, hints were dropped that the court would deal leniently with the American flier. The trial may end Friday. Time after time, in the. second day of the trial, technical witnesses repeated that Ihe. May 1 flijjlit was planned rind and attempted to link Powers directly with thc U.S. military. Powers disagreed with some of the testimony. But once more he told the military section of the chaos. Reliable sources said the TJ.M secretary-general b I u n t I them that [Jig Four unanimity was imperative in order lo avoid a drastic deterioration in Ihe al- ready turbulent newborn African republic. African sources said that Ham- Soviet Supreme Court he repent- ed his flight. The pilot, who has pleaded guil- ty to spying, said he regretted "very, very much" that he hajl made the flight, and expressed be icf he had done his own country "very ill service." Moscow radio, stressing the licr's expressions of regret, lolc Is listeners this factor placet! Powers apart, and made "a clem distinction between him and those who sent him." Soviet authorities iiave made it clear their primary interest is in -convicting U.S. pol- icy in the eyes of world opinion. The prosecution introduced ex- pert testimony concerning Pow- ers' VI plane, its equipment, and documents carried by Powers which the prosecution apparently introduced to link him directly to the U.S. Air Force. This testimony seemed to he 1 did not krfow what (lay it was nor when the summit conference was meeting. Q. Did you not think your flight might provoke a military con- flict? A. The. people who sent me should think of these things. Q. Do you regret making this flight. A. Very, very much. Q. Were you aware that, you were infringing on the frontiers of the Soviet Union? A. Yes. Q. Why did you do it? A. I was ordered lo, Q. Did you do your country a good se'rvicc or an ill- A. I would say a very ill service. The flier seemed weary after seven hours on the hours Wednesday his 3tst birth- day; and an hour and 20 minutes during the second session. His ex- pression seldom changed, and while he was listening to other witnesses, he sat thoughtfully with lu's arms folded. Powers' mother, Ida Ford Pow- e TI-N- leading up In a Soviet argument: who suffcrs n cm_ -v. lokl that thc U.S. government and is nlornj military leadership deliberately carried' out a poh'cy which bore a risk of war. The extent of Powers1 repent- ....._ _.....u__ __ ance seems to be an important dayj inlcntiy iing pro- ceedings but appeared in the aft- ernoon. Powers' wife, Barbara, and his cobbler father, Oliver W. Powers of Pound, Va., were in factor. His Soviet defense counsel, _.......__.. .rskjold also had warned Afri- i Griniov, told Powers' The U.N. Command, concerned! ca's U.N. representatives that, if after the day's proceeding i clash Wednesday of Congo-j disagreement persists with Premi- lese with a Norwegian rie-ler Patrice Lumumba's Congo gov- tachment, rushed three ad'itionalj ernmcnl. the United Nations would have no alternative but to pull out the more than U.N. troops in the country. companies to Ihe airport after the altack on- the Canadians. These were two companies of Sudanese and a Ghana company. Gen. Victor Lundula, the ex- sergeant commanding the ill-dis- ciplined Congolese forces, agreed to pull most of his men from the airport, leaving behind a token contingent of 30. Thc hl'.ic U.N. flag was hoisted again on the con-' trol tower. A U.N. spokesman declined to comment officially on the steadily deteriorating relations. But sever- al U.N. officials described the be-. havior of the Congolese as an Davis eluded U.S. marshals front to the United Nations group i for a third day. Marshals, Gov. Play Hide, Seek BATON1 ana's battle to keep public schools segregated turned into a game of hide-and-seek today as Gov. .lim- that the flier's behavior on the stand and his repeated expres- sions of regret and repentance raised hope that the court would be lenient with him. Griniov's view may reflect offi- cial Soviet thinking, since he is a court-appointed lawyer who, under the Soviet legal system, has a wing thc trial. They were joined by the pilot's younger sister, Jes- sica Hilcman of Washington, D.C., who just arrived in Moscow. The prosecution centered its at- tack on Powers' contention that he was not a true spy, but rather just a pilot acting under orders. One witness. Lt. Col. N. A, Alckseycv, testified that docu- ments found in Powers' possession duty to the state superseding that that tnc wss an bringing aid to the Congo. I Davis took over New Orleans to his client. Powers' spirits seemed to have fallen as he finished his second day of testimony, but he was chal- lenging some of the prosecution witnesses. He had none of his own to testify to his character or to I employe of thc United States Air Force" and that the plane was making a flight had been planned in advance. Previous tes- timony had linked him tp the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The prosecution also paid much his purpose in making earlier'attention to the question of iden- ffiohts along the southern Sovietjtification marks on, the U2 frontiers nor lo his reasons for i itself. Lt. Col. Yuri TyufiSn, tcsti- undertaking the ill-fated May 11 fifymg as an engineer-expert, said i schools Wednesday, surprising the j night across Soviet territory. examination of layers of paint Will SUU l stale by the early timing and! The inference being made byion the wrecked plane proved to (swiftness of the move. He authorities is that the plane never carried iden- ArmV Leader under a new state, law from his superiors because tifieation marks because its mn- him to assume control of (.hoy-including President Eiscn-jsion was spying and not scientific At North CGremOnV -schools to prevent integration. no regret for research. The marshals sought to serve; flying the U2 miles inside SHAW AIR FOKCK S.C. Carolina's First Dis- But Powers contended he had court papers notifying Davis of an Soviet territory May 1. Soviet the plane at his base prior m ,-omnn AIIR 26 hearing for an injunction mier Nikita Khrushchcv-now va (net congressman. Rep. L. fho mil. it. iiiiv-i i T will fill in for sec-1 ha' Rivers (D-SC) retary of thc Air Force Dudley C. Sharp in an inspection at North Field near Orar.geburg Friday. Sharp law under which Davis acted. The. governor and Ally. Gen. Jack Gre- million have been named defen- had planned to visit'the i dan's in Hie suit. legislation by Democrats in abbreviated pre-election cungn-s-1.staff, explained "what we will do j .P sional session, .still has a rocky! in combat." l road ahead. The Uriel ing came minutes after Davi.s II now goes back to the House, j Ihe divwon received orders to as- make the souih-lwilh integration which passed a much less cum-i luires in tln-ir at- tommiimeni.s prehensife version in June. That. to repel the aggressor force. measure would boost the wage! Seven morning Mights by floor to asd cover about jC-124 Globcmasters of. thc Mili- 1400000 new workers. Air Transport Service coin- Supporters of the legislation thf deployment of 101st Air- will try to get. it into conference home Division paratroopers and The injunction, asked by attor- but the conservative House equipment, 35 minutes ahead ol field in connection will] mililarv e x e r c i s e, Operation ncys for Ihe National Assn. for the Pine Cone 111. .Advancement of Colored People Bui his olfice in Washington'and by 31 while parents, would Davi.s from interferin; in this city of tao.ooo. trip. cationing in the the incident caused the Paris sum- mit conference to collapse May 16. Some of the questioning by the presiding judge, Lt. Gen. Vic- tor Borisoglehsky. seemed aimed! at stressing these views. I Q. Did it not occur to you that; by violating Soviet frontiers you! might torpedo the summit confer-: ence? A. When I got my instructions j ito his flight and had always seen it "With identification marks." The court told him he was entitled to disagree. (Set Poison Page 5-B) God Would Be In Plane, Pilot Herter Calls For SAN JOSE, Cosla Rica ninnicatinns as well as that country can be Secretary of Stale Christian A. I restrictions. brought hack into respected mem-! CHARLOTTE W "GrRnd- Committee m; bling block. -'lnl And, if the conference is al- troons lowed, the House delegates arc cxnected to be set against taking Ihe broader terms of the Senalr strongholds, bill. Kven if the House Herler Thursday asked the Organ-1 Herter said hp doubled that i hership in the American commu-1 mother, don't worry about me. I'll "'r: carry God in the plane with me." than additional! of American Stales lo con-jfuch steps would achieve an and tons of equip-'. Heron the Dominican Republic for objective. Thp. V.S. proposal apparently Francis Gary Powers said ment will be flown directly into; aggression but argued against a' He said onr of the purposes of: sought to bridge the gap between his wife's grandmother hi 105! izuclan demand for immedi-jlhe conference is not only to stop. nations favoring all possible day he was baptized and be- penalties against the Cano-lthc kind of acts the Dominican; military penalties against the'came a member of the First Republic has carried out in Dominican Republic and those m! Methodist Church of Albany, Ga. battle in Saturday's mass assault [the President bli.ieiiliowcM- might Vt-lu IIIM'' the measure, since Hit- admiiii.i I "'e. iulticials as thf "tt'urlit'b tin- I-' IU5 unil.-rchi.-f fijihleisl nt- rn-ummended instead the a I in Thursday's sliik.-.-, set up a .-.pn-ial i-oiiiuiitl.-.-! lhl' situation; Of siindit-us. condemnalion without' That was shortly before he left for work overseas which evenUinl- SMILE OF VICTORY from Sen. Kennedy (AP Photoiaxl arris Art, The one of thp i'rms placed high on their list of major erage. Tin- Senate version woiflil bring iiiiporlant coverage uf tlic act lu' the.retail store field for the first time. Nut i-veii the. largest depart- ment store nuw is covered. How- ever, the bill applies mainly to chains of very large stores. Kennedy told thc Scnnlp. the fi- nal product is not all he wanted City wiiiuii.., uf .1 .t n( tl'rrinuiuicli-ar The a 0AS invest.- 1 Fielder, who now lives here with Hunt liupical slurm conmmu-e's report that SOIL said the hut said, "1 think this is ,1 gnod bill." AREA DEATHS jillo blocked such a luc CAS then could lanclions jnto a liurrii-ane fiOD miles cast ol Florida Thursday and drove small Veneiu-.-la has charged Domini- nail into purl from the Carnlinas can ollicials backed nil lo New Jersey, lul altcuipt to assas.--in.ilP Venn-, Storm I'leo developed miles- 1'resideul Homulo Relan-. an-hour peak winds in in j "This meeting should clearly and Mrs. I-'rani-ps Matthews, Lake nnd has called fora virtu.il a small around its center, unequivocally express rondciniu- (Details, quarantine of the country. which lii-alnd at ,i p.m. KST lion of such, conduct and Inke dc- Ibis would include a hrrakiilf I .'.in miles past of Cape Canaveral, o( diplomatic relalmns and com-i Fla. cuscd Doiiiiiiican officials ol! tact, she had with Gary-was last backing the June 2-1 plot against: year when he telephoned her from Washington, D. C. "He's the finest boy that ever walked in shoe M r s. Fielder, R7. said. "1 love him as good as any grandson 1 got." She has 170 grandchildren, g r f a t grandchildren, and great g r M grandchildren. Terming the committee's con- clusions well-founded, he said: which will (jive adequate expressions to this opinion."   

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