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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               McNurry 60 Corpus 4f H-fll fEavlsifiif lift JOa niMi 39 14 14 43 KWds OrtfM 47 K-tttte fcrhf 35 VtMT 31 MMM 23 Wait "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SVX31 WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron AM3S H1IJOUOIM B2ND YEAR, NO. 134 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1962-FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Associated Prea (ff) SNYDER WRECK FATAL The car in which Joaquin Ramirez Garcia, 53, of Snyder was killed Saturday lies on its side after being knocked off the tracks by a Santa Fe freight train. The car first collided with another car on the track in downtown Snyder as the train was bearing down on the crossing, (RNS Photo) Car-Rail Crashes Claim Lives of 2 Hawley Girl Killed, Sister Badly Injured SNYDER (RNS) One man was killed but another miracu- lously escaped death here early Saturday after the cars they were driving collided in the mid- dle of downtown railroad tracks, then were struck by a west-bound Santa Fc freight train. Killed was Joaquin Ramirez Garcia. 53. Garcia, a Snyder resi- dent, was pronounced dead on ar- rival at Cogdell Memorial Hospi- tal, where he was taken by am- bulance. Garcia's model Pontiac and a 1959 Ford driven by Bob- by Bailiff, also of, Snyder, collid- ed headon directly on the Santa Fe tracks with the freight train bearing down on the crossing, police said. Bailiff jumped clear of his car and managed to run free of the train crash. He was not believed to have been injured. Police believed Garcia HAWLEY A 14-year-old Haw- ley girl. Sally Prather, was pro- nounced dead on arrival at Hen- drick Memorial Hospital in Abi- lene at 8 p.m. Saturday following a car-truck accident on U. S. Highway 83 near here. Miss Prather, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Prather, was a passenger in a car driven by Charles Lynn Purcell, 15, of Haw ey. Her sister, Gayla Prather, HAMLIN (RNS) A 16-year- old Hamlin youth was fatally in- jured, and two girls suffered com- pound leg fractures in the man- gled wreckage of a car which collided with a freight train just inside the western city limits of j Hamlin Saturday afternoon. Ronnie Flcnniken. son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Flenniken and a junior at Hamlin High School, died at p.m., five minutes after being rushed to Hamlin Memorial Hospital, and some 15 minutes following the accident. AIR FORCE CALLS RESERVES Castro Ready To Hold Talks LATEST ACTIVITY ON CUBA Troop Carrier Units Involved in r in Cuba UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) be prepared to "accept the com- that you e ivided that at the same time Lut.aci vauun auu supervision" ana to top construction rf major miuJ ASSOCIATED PRESS Reserves Saturday night after an-1 halt any furthef installation of the negotiations are in progress, tne, Herg afe major de. nouncing that Cuban weapons had j such weapons in the island. 2. Kennedy would agree, upon the establishment of adequate ar- rangements through the United Nations, both to lift the U.S. Navy's arms blockade around nited States lifts its blockade. jU.S. government desists from velopments in the Cuban crisis: U.S. rejection of Castro's offer threats and aggressive actions j _ Defense Department an- sance P'anes. One American plane seemed certain. Washington has against Cuba, including the naval nounces that American reported missing. -.-Blockade of our country." planes carrying no arma- The callup involves men Castro expressed willingness tOjinent have been fired on over j trained to airlift combat troops. 'OnSlder anv new sllPPPCfinn frnm V'nKa TIC nlsno fo rannrttttl :t (i-_ _ -f- i WASHINGTON (AP) The remove the nuclear missiles from fense Department called up 24 1 Cuba "under appropriate U.N. ob- troop carrier squadrons from the servation and supervision" and to fired on unarmed U.S. reconnais- isisted that the missile sites I blockade of our country, lust be rendered inoperable be- re the arms quarantine is lifted. Castro's proposal was made in Thant. consider any new suggestion from'Cuba. One U.S. plane is reported Asked if the action signified ,'Cuba and to assurances message to U.N. Acting Secre- "Furthermore, should you con missing and presumed lost. that an invasion of Cuba was im- Pentagon calls up 24 troop.minent, a Defense Department "against an invasion of Cuba." While the President said that ry-General U Thant in which'sjder it useful to the cause ofjcarrier Reserve squadrons, andlspokesman declined comment. he saw no reason these astro also invited Thant to go to peace, our government would be some men; says U.S. sur- Secretary of Defense Robert S. ranSements could not be com- uba for "direct discussions on. glad to receive you in our country veillance of Cuban missile sites McNamara ordered the callup.1 pleted and announced within a will continue; official declines'about two hours after President of davs concluded his e present crisis." A secretary-general of the United okesman said Thant would j Nations, with a view to ake a decision on Castro's invi-jdiscussions on the present Cuba is imminent, tion soon, but not Saturday, prompted by our common purpose comment when asked if invasion ght. U.S. Kennedy told Soviet Premier iletter Khrushchev with a President Kennedy Khrushchev that he was warninS the need for sends j negotiate an immediate end lo.s of freeing mankind from the dan- new soviet Premier the Cuban crisis if Khrushchev and Cuban sources said'gers of war, Castro added. Khrushchev, offering to negotiate an immediate end to crisis if Russians will stop work on Cuban Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa Castro said Cuba would arrive in New York, prob-.jects.the violation of the sover- ably Sunday, to talk with Thant. ;eignty Of our country involved in missile sites and render present Castro's message was a naval blockade, an act of offensive weapons there inoper-tne Defense Department said an to an appeal Thant dispatched to stops bases missiles. work on nuclear missile in Cuba and "The continuation of this threat, or a prolonging of this discussion Several hours before the callup, defuses theiconcernir'g Cuba by linking these See RESERVES, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 him Friday. Thant's appeal also was made public Saturday night. In his reply, Castro made no mention of Soviet Premier Khrushchev's proposal that the United States withdraw missile bases from Turkey in exchange for a Soviet weapons withdrawal in Cuba. force and war." "In he declared, I able. -White House says work on flatly rejects the presumption bases.in Cuba is contin- the United States to determine uing at rapid pace and that this what kind of arms we consider j must cease if negotiations are to appropriate for cur defense, what proceed. This statement was in relations we are to have with the [reply to an offer from Khru- U.S.S.R.' Ishchev to withdraw Soviet wea- Castro's letter was delivered to pons from Cuba if the United Thant by Cuban chief Delegate States would pull its rockets out Brought to Abilene Castro did not repeat his Mario Garcia-Inchaustegui. of U.N. inspectors to Cynthia Howard, 16, driver ofiearlier assertions that Cuba would j Khrushchev's proposal for mu- check on compliance. American reconnaissance plane 'was missing and presumed lost. Defense Department officials ap- parently did not know whether the aircraft was a victim of Cuban gunfire. McNamara said that in order to fulfill the resolutions adopted by the Organization of American States, "it is essential that such reconnaissance continue." Mo Callups Reported In Abilene Unit The commanding officer of the the car, and Reh'a Law, 15, a not allow U-N- passenger, suffered leg and head Cuban territory, injuries. Miss Law, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Law, was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hos- observers on tual The United Cuba States had proposed that the U.N. Security Council send observers to weapons withdrawals from _cubnn Prime Minister retary- der earlier in the day at a U.N. delegates' conference of the Cuba to verify that Soviet States and 13 allies, in- McNamara said he was activat-i ing supporting units for the Air Recovery Squadron in Fidel Camer squadrons. [Abilene said Saturday night there S Arthur stunned by the first collision and suffered a broken right was unable to get out of his auti mobile. In Busy Traffic Tlie accident occured aroun a.m., in the midst of bus Saturday shopping traffic. A spokesman for the railroa said the train was not schedule to slop in Snyder and was trave ing about 35 miles an hour wlie the accident occurred. Train spee limit on that particular stretch tracks is about 50 miles per hour Impact of the both automobiles down the track crash about carne 40 fee and deposite both in adjacent ditches, accon ing to Mr. and Mrs. Morri Surratt of Snyder, who witnessec the accident. Lights at the crossing wen flashing and the train was abou one half block away when th two cars collided, they said Another witness, Bobby Kay o Snydcr, said the Garcia car was thrown through the air and rollw at least once. Funeral for Mr. Garcia will be See CRASH, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 WEATHER O. t. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 41 miles) Partly cloudy and warm Sun day with n few widely {scattered showers lurnlnR cooler by evening. Partly cloudy nd cooler Monday. High Sunday 75-fl and low Sunday nictit about 50. Monday about 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Consider Jble i cloudlncM ind a few thundorshoweni fiunday lurnlnf cooler west and north Ptrtly clnudy Sunday nignt and Mon few thundenhowera southeast Sun   a Thor-Delta rocket at p.m More than an hour later a projeci official told newsmen "I see no reason why the satellite would not be in orbit." The official, Robert Gray of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, reported that pre- liminary information indicated that all three stages of the rocket performed as planned. But he was reluctant to claim complete success until the satel- sentatives to his mission, opposite lU.N. headquarters, for a review of the situation. Turkey, Italy and Britain have bases for long range U.S. mis- siles. The conference started just as Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister ceive Pentagon and White House combat men; other units airlift briefings on crisis. for any "So far I haven't heard of any of troop carrier squadrons, asjthem getting any orders..." Col. Pearce said his unit is made up of about 90 per cent of- Cooler Weather, Showers Expected supplies. The callup was the second emergency action taken by the Pentagon to strengthen military ment forces in the Cuban crisis. Last Monday McNamara froze most Navy and Marine'enlistments and ficers and 10 per cent enlisted men who serve without pay, but Points in the West Texas area may receive widely scattered showers Sunday. The weatherman at Abilene's Municipal Airport said Saturday night that temperatures would dip slightly Sunday evening after a predicted high of 75 to 80 during the day. Several points in the Abilene area reported light traces of rain duty tours for up to 12 months. Central action was taken to make :sure enough men would be avail-i weekly oints and proficiency. He said the local officers' and enlisted men's would determine if they would see active duty. The commander indicated that some of the per- ite had completed one orbit of he globe. Because of the highly elliptical orbit that was sought, one circuit would take about five hours. Tha 98-pound payload was aimed on a wide-looping course ranging from 170 to miles above the earth. The satellite, assembled in a record 50 days, was designed to tudy location, extent, corhposi- ion, and decay rate of the man- made belt which was formed last Inly 9 when a hydrogen bomb was detonated 250 miles above the M'ted States testing ground at Johnston Island in the Pacific. Officials said two additional upper air U.S. blasts in the last eight days were not expected to ncrcnse Intensity of the previous- y formed hell. This Is because hey were of much lower vieldi United Nations to give U Thant the latest proposal from Khrushchev. This proposal was that the secre- taiy-general negotiate an agree- ment between the two big powers for withdrawal of weapons. One White House reaction was that shipment of offensive weap- ons to Cuba must stop, work on Soviet missile bases there must stop and these offensive weapons must be rendered inoperable. The condition that the weapons must be rendered inoperable, seemingly introduced a new U.S. condition as a resnonse to the new Soviet proposal. Anson, Aspermont, Clyde, Ham- lin, Merkel and Winters. able to man the U.S. arms block-sonnel "e administrative special- ade of Cuba. isls and that some were ex-pilots About Reserves from all of Worid War u services were called up last the Korcan confllct during the Berlin crisis. They! He said that he had been in later were released. i touch with group headquarters Kennedy's latest letter tOi Saturday and officials there in- Khrushchev climaxed 24 hours of dicated that "no change" had been made in the local unit's hectic summit-level exchanges be- tween the two. Kennedy laid out a two-point program of agreement tary's Saturday night decree. Light sprinkles were received in Abilene, but the weatherman said none was measurable. built upon what he called the key j elements of a letter which Khrush- chev had sent him Friday night. The two points: 1. Khrushchev would agree status prior to the Defense Secre- The Abilene unit is made up of two flights and one flight is in- Brownwood. The unit here is un- der the 8508th Air Force Recov- ery Group in Fort Worth. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obiliiorlci S Oil ntwi 10 SECTION To Ycgr 2 Amuttmcnfi 9-7 on IrMfe S Dym t ft 10 SECTION C news SECTION D 1-12 Diplomats Predict U. Visit for Soviet Leader By GEORGE SYVERTSEN' MOSCOW diplo- mats expressed belief Saturday night that Premier Khrushchev's talk of U.S. and Soviet represent atlvcs meeting in New York on the Cuban crisis did not rule out the possibility he would go to the United States himself. It was felt here that Khru shchev was surprised by President Kennedy's forceful action in the Cuban situation and that Khru- shchev wants another chance to assess the American leader. "For the first time." a West- iorn diplomat said. "Khrushchev I seems to be convinced that Kriv were exploded at altitudes of V i nedy mean. bu.ineM." For Ikis Ireason, the diplomat Mid, he t f thought it unlikely Khrushchev would make any drastic retalia- tory move against Berlin before sounding out Kennedy person- ally. There had been many indica- tions that Khrushchev would at tend the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York this fall as an excuse to meet Kennedy face to face. It remains uncertain how the Cuban crisis will affect this. Khrushchev's mention of U.S.- Soviet talks on Cuba at U.N. headquarters was made in Ms mossngo to Kennedy proposing :lw withdrawn! of U.S. rockels roni Turkey in exchange (or the withdrawal of Soviet weaponi from Cuba. Western quarters here doubt that the proposal will serve aa a basis for a Cuban settlement in view of the White House reaction to it. However it was felt Wash- ington would be interested in ex- ploring the apparent new Soviet thinking on on-sile inspection. Khrushchev's apparent accept- ance of the principle of on-tiU Inspection teams in diately preceding his reference to nuclear test ban negotialtona evoked keen Interest here. One diplomat said that U the Russians intended to extend ttkt principle to (he nuclear test bM talks, long deadlocked on the ipectkin Issue, It a coBiWirable Hip ftmrt.   

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