Abilene Reporter News, March 4, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

March 04, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas -v "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD 81ST YEAR, NO. 260 ABILENE; TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, lifpIVE SECTIONS JUNIOR NEWSMAN Eleven-year-old Joseph Beck- er of Va., not only received a special interview w Stir Astronaut John Glenn, but received the hero's autograph and an astronaut pin Saturday. Joseph is the news editor of the paper at his D. T. Watson Hoine.for Crippled Children in Leetsdale, Pa. CAP Wirephoto; Glenn Uy ALFRED HALL NEW CONCORD, Ohio (API- John 11. :Glenn Jr. spent litile more tiiiie in his home town Salurday than-he rliri in or- biting the earth three times. But in 514 nostalgia-filled hours he got a welcome Iliat surpassed in warmth, If.not in numbers, all his olhqr-space flight Ovations. The deeply I atoned, smiling Glenn even had tears in his eyes at a couple of points during the home coming So did his mother. Glenn had little opportunity to meet nnd talk with old acquaint- ances except from'the speaker's stniid. A parade, a few speeches, a press conference he was gouft. The cheers of an: estimated 000 lo people- still seemed to echo against the hills of this little village of long after he nnd his family had departed for Washington. There wns no doubt the astro- rmut was deeply moved by the brief visit home. Once, during the NEWS INDEX SECTION. A Book Obituaries.......... Oil naws SECTION B To Yaur Good Health. Business Ourtook Dycss Pix Page v, i Amusements Bridge news SECTION C Women's nowj Editorials Rodio-TV fogs TV Scour SECTION D Sporfs Church nowi Farm news, markers. 10, 11 .8, 9 .1-T4 .12 .13 ...13 invocation by the minister who married him and his childhood Nuclear Test Called Vila! By McNamara WASHINGTON (AP) tary of Defenso Robert S. Mc- Namara said Saturday the Unite: States -decided to test again in iho atmosphere only after othei means of developing nn weapons were examined found wanting. Both lire Pentagon and. Ihe :Alomic Energy Commission made every effort to determine ways ol accomplishing tho necessary dc velopmenl of nuclear weapons i without air tests. McNamara said. But, he added, since the actual high altitude, physical cnvirnn- ;ment could not ho duplicated in jnndergrnund explosions it was de- cided there was no alternative lo resumed atmospheric testing. In his statement, McNamara also sought to dispel concern over 'the radiological fallout lliat will result from (he tests. Tho scope of the program as now planned, Ihe secretary said, "will result in but a'small frac- tion of radioactive contributions lo Ihe world environment as com- pared lo the recently completed Soviet lest series." The amount of radioactivity re- leased, he iaid, "will be limilcd :o a minimum and the cumula- tive contribution will be cantly less than the natural back- ground radiation within the en- vironment." President Kennedy, in annouc- ing Friday night his order to re- sume testing, said the amount of radiation would be only about 1 per cent of natural radiation. MeNamara said the program scheduled lo begin late next monlh in the Pacific will he smaller than the last U.S. clear lest scries in the Pacific in sweetheart, Anna, newsmen "and will be much reduced leclod a tear iu liis eye. in terms of radioactivity re- Again, after he had completed [leased" compared lo fh.il of the a brief speech another drop test series conducted last there. jtall. Climnx of the biggest day in Xcw Concord's history was the public reception in the Muskin- gum College gymnasium. Perhaps because he was surrounded by old friends, Col. Glenn appeared relaxed. He even clowned a bit and was always quick with a quip when the occasion demanded. He seemed to enjoy talking with old high school classmates who sat as a group in the gymnasium and cheered "Yea, from time lo lime. More honors were heaped Glenn by his home town, schools and state. A portion of U.S. High- way 40, between Zancsville and Cambridge, his birthplace, has been named the "John H. Glenn Gov. Michael V. Di- SDlle (old Glenn and the audi- nco. Once in (he' press conference that followed the reception, Glenn was asked whether he was a Democrat or republican. "That isn't even .1 very direct lie saii "i'm not regis- tered as cither one. I vote for the Tlio United Slates reported the firing of 14 nuclear blasts from the Kniwetok-nikinl area of the Pacific between April 28 and July 2fl, lor-S. Last fall's series of Russian lesls numbered more than 40 by U.S. count. In his address, Kennedy said that by confining detonations to sections ove'r the ocean and by careful at lent ion to wind and weather "we intend lo rule out (any problem of falloiif." Asked as to-the "finest hour" he Imd experienced, he replied: "I wouldn't even begin to bo able :o nnswcr (hat specifically. May- be when I came Ihrnngh re-enlry in real good shape." As Glenn was introduced nl the reception, he slood before the mi- crophones tor moment, then took three quick steps lo Ihe right. 1.4 his wife by Ihe hand, ted her 9 I back to the microphones and .to lkisM.'d her enthusiastically. Associated Press Cry Blackmail ny JOHN M. mr.irrou'KK WASHINGTON (APj-Crics of J "blackmail" from Moscow sug- jgcsted Saturday (hat President [Kennedy had dealt a severe blow Ito Soviet disarmament mopavun- 'tin by coupling bis nuclear test decision with a new bid for a pact lo eral all testing. This development, coming at cry of "blackmail" was a little stronger than predicted. Jt inrli- fated that the Soviet propagan- dists judged that Kennedy's move had put the Soviet Union in a bad spot. Officials said the negative re- sponse does not mean, however, lh.il Kennedy's offer will not get a thorough-going study in the the outset.of an cMremoly critical Kremlin. Some experts said the period in the cold war. might have lo remodel I have a sharp impact on the shap to the Geneva dis- fing of Soviet policies, Washington armament conference. .officials believe. Rut they aren't jsurc what direction tlioii.1" policies will lake because 'of uncertainty about dcit'lopir.ents within the Communist camp. It is agreed in high official quarters that events of the next campaign for a summit sessi TWISTED THA1N WRECKAGE A twisted section of the engine unit and two cars of the 12-car Northern Pacific Mainliner rest just feet away from dcei> ice- covered Granite Lake near Atliol, Itfa., Saturday. The engineer and fireman drowned when the engine plunged; into the lake and eight cars left the track in a spectacular derailment. (AP Wirephoto) DIVERS SEARCH LAKE IdalK) oil and frigid water foiled skin divers wlx) probed an ice-covered lake Saturday for the bodies ol two crewmen carried to death in the WEATHER U.S. IIKIMHTJIRNT OF CO.MMOiCP mmK.u; IWeathrr Map 1'are S-A1 Alm.ENE AND VICINITY (Radius m hk-s> Cloudy to p.irlly cloudy, luminfi cooler Sunday. Partly -.-loudy and ccn- linued cool Monday. HiKh Sunday to Icm- Sunday nlRht nrar M, high Monday 55 to CO. xon-rii cKsniAi. TEXAS _ i-a i Northern Pacific officials said it had not yet learned the cause of the derailment, which also tore out the railroad's communication line. Service on the mainline tracks was expected to be restored by south poitlnn Sunday cr wesl Monday afternoon. HiRh Sunday 58-50. SOUTHWEST TEXAS rartly clourty lo cloudy ihroych Sniul.iv ly c: lo rlusdy itiroapli Siiinl.ii- nlih. fair Mor.dny. SlonOay. Iticftcst Sunday lerailment of a crack Northern passenger train. The divers planned to come] midnight Saturday, said J. J. back Sunday lo resume the search! Auge, assistant NP superintend- for engineer Jess J. Pruitl, 63. and firemen Stephen F. Kenner, 51. both of Spokane, Wash., who Friday night rude a threc-iiml diesel into Granite Lake aliwit 25' miles north of Cocur d'Alene. Idrihn. The searchers had a diffi- cult time swimming in the deep waters, made dark by the oil. The engine powered the North Coast Limited, bound from Chi-[ Passengers were- Irealed in lios- foiir to six weeks may have profound effect in determining the a few days ago it was expected that Kennedy Until widely would order resumption of nu- clear tests in the air starting im- mediately in Nevada desert. Khrushchev had built up his He in a position lo go to Geneva or send Foreign .Minister course nf events toward improv- Andrei A- Gromyko to denounce ing East-West relations or of atmospheric eniiig rnd extending the cold war explosions. It was even consid- struggle. "ed possible though unlikely that Attention focuses on three wreck the conference at ings which may bring vitally luSset on the ground that Ihe f.'ortant decisions: ft session of States find no serious in- Central Committee nf the Soviet tercst, otherwise il would not Communist party due to open in llavc tested. Moscow Monday, n meeting of the Chinese National Peoples Con-! Kress just postponed until late' this month, and the ID-nation dis- armament conference to open ai Geneva March 14. In advance of the disarmament negotiations the Western powers; have proposed a U.S.-British-Ko- vicf foreign ministers' meeting to come to grips M once with the problem of reviving serious nego- tiations for a treaty to ban nu- clear weapons tests under an in- Icri'ationni policing system. Soviet Start Test Series lly PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW rough tone Premier Khrushchev, pushing D' Soviet comment on President pitals at Sandpoinl, Idaho, C'oourjfw n summit meeting, 'so nuclear (est speech d'Aler.e. Idaho, and Spokane. TbcJ hasn't agreed to the forcign-min- stirred Western diplomats here most seriously hurt were general- ly kept at the northci n Idutio t'.os- pitais. isler proposal. Kennedv is Known to have taken all these political and dip-, Saturday to a feeling of approach- ing crisis. It appeared likely one Soviet reply to the President will Gunner Brautc, 7, a meeting nnd possible be n "cw series of nuclear blasts, toy who was "travcliii" ae-i'0iml in giving! The official Tass news agency S.it. ri.m. 51 57 M ar.d law ___..... '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..1'. .....___ U-Ofl for 21-r.nurs codint; p.m.: and 45. MlUh ar.il low same dale las'. an and 55. Slmsc! last sunrise :OJ: -suosol lenient: narnnMor H'amnc at 9 pin.: 27 Humidity at 9 p.m.: 13 cfr DUTY STATUS QUESTIONED Started By New Hampshire Guard FT. niiAGG, N.C. enlisted men nf a New Hampshire National Guard unit .were reported Saturday tn have started a "hun- ger strike" in topes of learning xyhen Ihcy'll bo rslensed from ac- tive duly. However, they apparently arc merely cnling nl places oilier than Ihcir mess hall. Tho iiumlxr of men involved was not known. The troops ore nol required to eat.in (he mess hnll, nnd no count'is made of those who Mnj. Gen. Francis 13. McSwlney, New Hampshire adjitUitit gcnornl, sold a telephone cnH'.ibrFl, Bragg convinced him only n minority of men wero invulvcij.'nnd thnl the "whole Ihlns! will soon blow over." He snitl Die rncn nppnr'crilly were cnllng nl Iho I'X nnd. elsewhere. Col. Hogcr Whlljug, public in- foimntion officer 'here, snid n mnrkcd drop was; ndlcd -In the mmilwr of men In the imlt who Iho mess hnll Ftklny. llo said, limvcvcr, (he niimhor in- creased this morning, compared with Friday, Col. Whiting said some meni- bors of Ihe -tlh Battalion, I97Ili Artillery, New Hampshire National Guard, had Informed in New Hampshire that they had gone on n hunger strike. He said the men had been told that any information nlxmt the date of (heir release would hnvc to come from sources higher than Ft. Bragg- Col. Whlllng said no disciplinary aclion is planned. At Ft. Dovens, Muss., nbout 50 women picketed in protest of Ihe ti'calmcnl (hoy cluln Ilielr hus. biinda have Retting as Army reservIMs. The wotnon saitl liicy wnnt Ihclr hnsbniuls cllhcr released from ac- tive duly or n definite rclonoo tlntc nnnounccd by Iho Anny, Tho Ft. Hevens Public Informa- tion O.tlco snld, la nol ignoring the picketing, but (here is nothing we can do. H is Ihcir right ns Americans lo picket." The spokesman added, "1 don't know what they hope to achieve. Devens can't do anything." In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman snid nn investigation was being made of Ihe Kt. Brags situation. The spokesman said the dale of the unit's release has not determined. Only last Thursday, Secretary of Ihe Army Elvis J. Stahr Jr., told n Senate committee no deci- sion hnd made on the date of release of nearly Natloiml Guardsmen nnd Ilcservlsls called to active duly last fall IKCIUISC of the Berlin crisis. Ho said the original plan wns (n hold Ihn men nnl beyond a yenr. Stnhr also said Hint before Hie release can lie effccterl, more Regular Army Iroops, IncUiding newly authorized divisions, must bo ready to "lake over the c.iyo to Seattle and Portland, which was just seconds away from a high trestle when it ran off the tracks on a curve. C. '.last fall, military necessity coin-l'-'11''01' States will resume atmos- 'polled Ihe United States to resume'pheric nuclear tests in April uti-. atmospheric a lni bridge, .si retching some 400 feet across Granite ice-cov- ered ami deep in a canyon. "Too cold nnd deep for swimming in Ihe summer, not good for fish- wns how h (rninmnn de- scribed II. Somo ,100 feel from Ihe ire.s-lle, the Ihrce-unit diesel engine hll an nulnmntic slowing device nn nner rail instnlled lo cut train speeds. By SI'K.NTKK defect with their planes he. Gen. Chen Chia-shang. com- TAU'KI, Formosa was onliHed to This Of HIP lir (ient Chiang Kai-shek broke into of rar.ges from !00 of gold for a yak tn ounci.sl for a MIGI9. l.in'.s auard is 1.0W'11 :m nlr foixv Pradiiiition core- smiles and exclaimed "Cood, The excitement was caused by1 shot of encoiiragniirnl. quoted him as saying. "I'm Ihe 'from the Red Chi- "This- is just Ilii? thinning of'sri happy to be in free China" Communist air force defections to'when lw landed and handed over free the ixnolvcr to iho base coniniami- anded his Snvicl-made MICrlS Ta Una (Great Chinai fiKhtcr plnno at Taoynan. This 'l Ih- said he decided in 1057 when was the first defection wijh intacii Miri Tsu (Nalioiinli KvcningihiJ cnlMwl, to defect because life Jliine lo Ihal jlie N'n-'Ncws said the dcla-liim "revcalsjin Red China wa.1 iiiii'.-ossiblc, llo lionnllst Chinese could, prove. Uu nlso could nfford to smile, ho not only brought 'off (lie ilesorlloii successfully hut'f struck hat Hie Chinese Communist re- gime is im the verge of collapse." Chiiing, presiding lit a Central Committee meeting of his party, t rich. Under a scale of awards smiled and c.wlnimrd, 'ixed by Ihe Nationalist air fnrcejgootl." Ilusincss of meeting Communist nir force crcwslwas forgotten. did tint gel his opportunity, how- ever, until he won transferred from north China to l.ukiao, 200 mics from Formosa, t.uki.io Is Rod China's biggc-st nml most modern air bnso south oE tlio Yangtze, ;