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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 8, PA Associated Frets PROTECTS McNAMARA Kennedy Uses Power on Panel WASHINGTON (AP) _ dent Kennedy invoked the doc-' trine of executive privilege'today to forbid Pentagon personnel lo tell a Senate subcommittee the names of censors who altered tests of specific anti-Communist speeches. Tbe chairman promptly upheld lire plea. "I am convinced this executive plea applies and the chair sus- tains said Chairman John Slcnnis. D-Miss. Up fo (lie lime of the presi- dential intervention Slcnnis had been one of those attempting lo elicit answers on the point. The1 only subcommittee mem- ber objecting to tbc chair's ruling was Sen. Strom Thurmond, D- S.C., whose charges thai Ihe military had been muzzled ngainst anti-Communist slatc- monts set off the .subcommittee's study. Thurmond did not appeal Slen- nis' ruling immediately to the sulicommillce membership, a! Kennedy at his news conference Wednesday gave his full backing lo McNatnara's previous refusal to permit release of the informa- tion, saying he would nol permit "harassment" of individual ccn- ors. Today be followed up with the written directive. Kennedy said he and Mc- Namnra could not "agree lo a harassment of individuals.who arc only carrying out Ihe policies die lated by their superiors." Thurmond issued n statement calling the President's words reflection" on the presidency ant Congress. The senator announce! he would fight any claim of ex ecutivc privilgc to withhok testimony. He also called i equivalent to invoking the Kiflh Amendment protection againsi compulsory self-incrimination. Pentagon speeches which touch on foreign policy require clear jancc from both Pentagon an< course which would open lo him. Secretary of Defense Robert S. read lo the subcom- 7, .Slate Department censors, have been A Kt.nncdvV icws conference, lhe subcommit ec members scheduled a hearing mittee n letter from the President, invoking Ihe executive privilege and directing Defense Depart- ment personnel from lop lo bottom nol to disclose the in- formation about any individual changes in texls. The President held il would nol be "in the public interest" to permit the subcommittee to ciucs- lion Ihe censors, and on this basis Stennis sustained Ihe chief executive's right lo invoke execu- tive privilege. Since Ihe days of George Wash- ington, Stennis said, neither Ihe courts nor the Congress ever has overridcn pleas of execulive pri- vilege by a president under the constitutional system of checks and balances which, he said, pre- vents one branch of government "from imposing its will on Ihe others." Over objections from Thur- mond thai the talking should be done by Willis D. Lawrence, chiel Pentagon censor who was on. the stand, McN'amara intcnupted the questioning to read the presiden lial tetter. Previously Stennis had ordercc Lawrence lo answer a question about individual censorship ac- tions. The specific question was: Which censor made changes in testimony prepared by Army Lt. Gen. Arthur G. Trudcau, research chief, for a House Space Com- mittee Lawrence on Jan. 31 had de dined to answer under McN'a mara's orders. oday to challenge McN.imara's irdcr. The senators voted imani mously to demand answers from my witness who cites only Mc- S'amara's orders as a basis for -cfusing to testify. Couple in Custody Over Slaying of Lubbock Carpenter DENVER (AP) FD! agents Christmas Isle Agreement Set U.S. Can Test JAYNE AND MICKEY leaving for Nassau I (AP Wircoholo) Jayne's Kin Though! She Was Okay DALIES   Persons identified Grizzle, 22 in Dallas the day furmer Jail inmates fore and turned her over to Lub- otlier Grand Jury Probe Opens 300 Reservists Released by Army went LKWIS. Wash. CAP) Al- 300 reservists have teen mustered out of the Army at Ft. Lewis because thev were called; up by mistake, an Army spokes man reports. ice swiftly moved in and pushed hem back. Showing his usual calm, tlie at- torney general got off Ihe bus and waved to the demonstrators. In- 'uriated, they closed ranks across .he street and kept up their chants as Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, and U.S. Ambassador Ed- doubt this is the boat they out with." Pearce said (tic IG-fonl whitcj The discharges, he said Wednes-! outboard craft was the only such day. were given mostly lo "fill- called lo active duty last fall during the Berlin crisis lo bring the 32nd Division, a for- In Atmosphere WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Britain an- nounced today agreement on jChrislmas Island in the Pacific as a site for U. S. nuclear atmos- test Prime Minister Harold Macmil- lan to Soviet Premier Khrush- chev, A joint U.S.-Brilish statement said that lorcign ministers of the three powers should meet in ad- T, vl" jiJtt J auisuiu IIICUL in rtU' lhe Proposer! IB-nation 'disarmament conference opening at Geneva March 14 and should also he ready to participate per- ministers meeting on disarma- ment. The proposal for a foreign min- IJS.gtjiis'.crs meeting was President Kennedy made by souatly in (he negotiations. and Brili.shi Two Orbil Flights Set This Year WASHINGTON (API-Two Mer- cury astronauts are scheduled to make 18-orbjt flights this year, a space agency official says. .lames E. Webb, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said each j flight would keep an astronaut in space for 27 hours. The orbits would be made at satellite velocities ot about miles an hour. Writing in Aerospace, offiical j publication of the Aerospace In- dustries Association, Webb said the flights would lesl man's ability lo live and work in lhe space environment. Webb said that bevonti the Mer- Thc aim ot this foreign min- isters effort would be lo generate supreme eflort" lo bring tha nuclear arms race under control, the joint sla.lcm.cnl said. On the military side the two Western governments declared that the existing stale of nuclear development. would "justify the West in making such further series of nuclear tests as may be necessary for purely military reasons." An important factor in the pres- ent slate of nuclear development the statement said, is the "recent massive Soviet tests." "The United States and United Kingdom governments" the sfatc- jmcnt then said, "have therefore decided that preparations should be marie in various places and as part of these lhe United King- dom government is making available lo the United Slates lovernmcnt the facilities at Chrislmas Island." The island, which is a huge aloll, lies more (ban miles south of Hawaii. It is in a lonely section of the Pacific. U.S. officials said that Ihe pro- posal to raise the disarmament boat lor hire by its owner, who rented bis craft to the walcr- skicrs. "The break in the steering'mei' Wisconsin National Guard column bracket was fresh and and other units lo full boat could not have been with the filling broken." Pearcel The Army said the men were   SECTION TV Btp.rt nawi AmuMmtntt S ____ 10 10 12 14-15 4 4 10 12 dcrdalc (or a vacation and de- cided on Ihe Nassau trip lo enjoy their hobhy of water-skiing. Tliey hnd platined to do some .skin- diving loday in the clear waters! around New Providence Island. Richard Wells, 45, the fisher- man who found the upside-down boat, towed it In Nassau. He said ho didn't realize a search was on for Misn Mansfield's rented crafl until he heard a news broadcasl. No skis, low rope or other articles were sighted by Wells in the vicinity of Ihe derelict boat, he said. Drury, in his 30s, worked as a publicist for the Clill Hotel chain, which includes Ihe .lolly Roger where Ihe Hollywood cmipie stayed in Korl I.anderclale, and the British Colonial where they lodged in Nassau. Jnyne and her husband did not make reservations lo rrsnme their stay in the Jolly Roger. Drury had planned lo return lo Foil l.audcrdalc today. The Dnirys have Iwn sons and a daughter, 4 to 7. X and Space Administration an-' Ho saitl he would not hesitala nounced that Ihe package was inito Eivc final go-ahead if he lorbit about 400 miles above (he'clelci'm'l1C5 after al! sludies are earth. Complete that the slcp is neces- orbit camc 'sary t0 Prcscrve !hc nuclear powcr in the Olhcr j TWOTV cameras carried in the ls satellite were to begin transmit-; ef ling pictures once orbit was uft achieved. I here was no immedi- _. Confirmation of when lhe Wallops Island Va. tracking station picked up i T 'f from Tiros IV as it zipped over- fccls U'S' i head al the end of one orbit 
                            

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