Abilene Reporter News, November 19, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 156 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auoeiaud PTCM (4V INDIAN GIRLS IN RIFLE DRILL Dressed in saris, girl members of India's Home Guard drill with rifles during weapon instruction at Tezpur, in India's Assam state. The instruction last week was conducted by Indian army soldiers as part of mobilization program in India. Tezpur is about 75 miles from one of the main attack routes of the Communist Chinese on the northeastern border. (AP Wirephoto) Two Indian Posts Fall to Chinese NEW DELHI, India nese Communist troops, 20.0C strong, overran Se Pass and th next Indian defense position at th eastern end of the fighting froi today. The Reds now stand onl 25 miles from the populous Indiar plains of Assam. The Red Chinese outflanked Ih defenders at Se Pas and forced the Indian withdrawa to Bomdila, 60 miles to the soutl cast on the next ridge of an Ind an-built road running to Tezpu on the Assam plains. The nex possible defense position, perharx the only one, is at s. place caller. Eagle's Nest on a range crosse by a road feet up., Prime Minister Nehru an nounced the fall of Bomdila. A he did so, the British high com mission in New Delhi made plan to evacuate the planters India's own transport system i. strained rushing troops to the bat tie fronts. Nehru's announcement of tin loss of Bomdila was made a few hours after the loss of Se Pas. was reported. He told Parliament the Chinese outflanked Indian troops on foot Se Pass and thus forced the Indians to withdraw. A defense ministiy spokesman said it is now up to Ihe army com mandeo- in the Bomdila area to decide where to set up defenses in an effort to hold the storming Chinese. Elsewhere on the sprawling northern Kash- mir to continuec south of Walong, which the Red Chinese seized Friday, at the eastern end of the line; and a bat- Ue also was raging near Chushul airfield in Ladakh, to the west. In Ladakh, at the northwest end of the disputed border, the Chi nese have taken an outpost guard- ing a vital Indian airfield at Chushul and fighting Is continuing in the area, Nehru said. Ills announcement of the new reverses came after a speech Sunday night in which he said the Chinese offensive is threatening Indian Independence. He said oth- er countries are now beginning to realize that this is not a border dispute but "naked, crude and shameless aggression." Today Nehru told Parliament's upper house India is in "a full- fledged wir-a kind of brutal and callous war. We are treating It as such." But he hedged when asked if the government would break relations with Poking or would de- clare wnr. A Peking broadcast quoted Chi-i nese Communist Premier Chou as saying U.S. arms aid to India will enlarge the conflict "lo tha detriment of the Chinese unri Indl'mi people and of the Afro-1 Asian peoples." About million worth of badly needed infantry weapons have been flown to India by the United States. Chinese Communist sources in Hong Kong indicated that Premier Khrushchev would present a major crisis in Soviet-Chinese re- ations if he delivered Soviet MIG21 jet fighters which In- dia has been negotiating for. But !he sources doubted it would re- sult in a diplomatic break be- tween Moscow and Peking. Peking radio claimed that after capturing Se Pass the Chinese pressed their advance to the southeast in the direction of the Indian army's advance headquar- ters on the Dhirang River. The Indian army was reported planning to put their next defense line in this area of the northeast frontier district at Bom- bila, on (lie- next ridge of an Indian-built road running to Tez- pur on the Assam plains. Phone Firm Delays New Building Here 2 Commissioners Cry "Pressure7 Postponement by Southwestern Bell Telphone Co. of a million xpansion program here was de- cribed alternately as "black- mail" and "pressure" by two City Commissioners Monday morning. The charges, hinted at more ban expressed, came during what 'as to have been a discussion 'ith Darrel Knight, local CPA, of ontract terms for a fate study of le telephone company as well as lectrical and gas utilities in Abi- ene. Absent from the meeting was tommissioner Wiley Connally, was reported having jury uty. Connally's absence finally auseci postponement of discus- ion with Knight, although Com- missioner CieVe Cullers said, "I on't kpow why we need the de- ay." Contractor Quizzed j Commissioners George Kaerwei and Truman Kirk were unsuccess ul in persistent attempts to get a seal contractor attending the are going to do something" that would affect the building pro- gram." Kirk then ordered Tinstman and City Attorney John Davidson to contact the telephone company to determine if there is any connec- tion between the proposed investi- gation and postponement of the building program. Kaerwer said he was "very dis- turbed" that the telephone com- pany "would send out such a tele- gram as this at this time." He added that telephone company of- See PHONE, Pg. 9-A, Col. 2 NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV addresses Central Committee Proposed Rate Study Blamed Southwestern Bel! Telephone's 2 million expansion program in downtown Abilene Has been -post indefinitely by company of :icials. Revealed Monday, the surprise move brought cries of "black mail" from two members of the City Commission, which was meet- ng Monday to discuss hiring of a Dropping of current plans for the building project was tied di- rectly with the phone rates inves tigation. Duane Dawkins, Abilene man- Soviets May Have Undersea Missile BALTIMORE, Md. ed States interest in the water, around Cuba involves a Sovie underseas missile called Golem 2 Baltimore newspaper columnis vrote today. "The swift and rapid expansion if facilities in and around Banes Harbor means that the Unitet States 'aces a long-term, stepped up program of searching the ocean floors off both the East an West wrote William J Perkinson. He is metropolitan editor of the Baltimore Evening Sun and a specialist in missile reporting He said in a column in the Baltimore Sun that U.S. antisub- marine forces will have to con tinue checks to make certain Golern 2 type missiles have no: been planted in positions where they could be used for suddei sneak attacks after the land-basei rockets are removed from Cuba Perkinson said Golem 2 is a >erature of the winter season as nuclear-tipped rocket designed to ie mercury dropped to 31 de- Abilene Gels First Freeze Abilene shivered overnight Sun- ay in its first sub-freezing tern- trees between midnight and 1 a.m The cold spell was accompan- ed by .14-inch of rain to add to he .04-inch received Saturday. The weatherman predicted some lore light rain Monday alter- oon, with a low Monday nlghl f about 34 degrees and a high 'uesday of about 50. Several area points reported ght rains overnight. Hawley re- dd to Saturday night's .05 and Tiday night's .08, and J. D. Wil ett Jr., official weather observ. r at Albany, said the overnight w at that city was 32 degrees. alllngcr also reported a trace rain overnight.. A light freeze was reported at nyder. NEWS INDEX Twr WOTMII'I SICTIOK A SICTMN I IMfe-TV Mi TV emit iMtfJeHM 1 1 I It .11 ,11 ,11 .n be towed in canisters behind sub- marines. Perkinson said the missiles are reported to have a range of o miles and if so could be aunched from present locations ofl both the East and West coasts and hit any tprgct inside the United States. "Since the Golem 2 travels at seven times Ihe speed of sound eived .05-inch with' a trace ofand arehes "f only some 250 now, Albany received ,07-incb to mi'M its ballistic path, the 60- jj i- AC foot lone m ssile would he vtrhtAl- oot long missile would be virtual- y unstoppage once it started ris- ng from Ihe depths of the to wrote. Perkinson wrote that German cchnicians drew the plans for the Golem during World War II and he Soviets started to reproduce t about six years later. The origi- nal missile had n range of only WO miles, but Perkinson said re- ports of an improved version clr- :ulated about four years ago. "That missile Is now o be In operational he aid. "Now there Is plenty of spccu- nllon Among normally well-1 nformed nerospncc sources Hint he Port of Banes may be a po- entlal supply depot for ships or rtwlers that could tow or scrv- co subs towing Golems." leeting to admit that he believes le postponement of the building rogram is a form of pressure. Foey Shiflet, co-owner of Shif t Bros. Contracting Co., one o. 'ne general contract bidders on le telephone exchange expansion Jd commissioners, "I would like i see this thing (the rale investi- ation) dropped or postponed." He read a telegram from C. G, arbell. Chief Engineer for the lephone company, which an- ounced postponement of Uie Nov. date for bidding on the con- act. Copies of the telegram, dated Nov. 16, presumably were sent to all prospective bidders on the con- tract. Kaerwer asked Shiflet why he thought "they might be cancel- ling this at this to which Shiflet replied that other than put- ting "two and two he had no information except the telegram. Kaerwer repeatedly tried to get Shiflet to state that the postponed Duilding program and a proposed rate study by the commission were directly related. To contin- ued prodding on this point by Khrushchev Orders Big Agriculture, Industry Move MOSCOW Premier Khrushchev today ordered a dras- tic shakeup of Soviet industry rent as it is by competition, is and agriculture to spur produc making extensive use of tion of all kinds of goods, and zation and centralization. Central- told his Communist party it must "learn from the capitalists." ization of the forces of designers gives the capitalists tremendous Khrushchev told the powerful Khrushchev said. 175-rnember Communist party emphasis would continue to be on heavy presumably Kirk and Kaerwer, Shiflet finally said, "Ask Bell Telephone Co." 'Blackmail' MCntbned Kirk asked Shiflet, "Do you be- lieve that the telephone company is trying to use this as pressure against the Here is where he made his reference to the postponement as "blackmail.' After Shiflet said he didn'l agree with the term Kaerwer stated, "It appears thai way." Continuing, Kirk asked of Shif- let, "You're assuming a connec- "I'm here because of this teie- Shiflet replied. "I think you should know about it if you WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map PC. 4-B> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Mostly cloudy this afternoon tonight and Tuesday. Some scattel in this afternoon. High today -ijifiht 34, hisn Tueway so. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mostly cloudy today and Tuesday. Scattered iKht rain today and in southeast hall r in :rcd list loi today onisht. A little cooler ighi frcuze in northwest. Not quite so west and north cold Tuesday. 1 Huesday 48 to i tonight 32 to 43. High uesday -ifi fo 54. NORTHEAST TEXAS Cloudy today and Tuesday. Scattered Uiht rain today and tonisht and In south Thursday. Low mifiht 36 to 40. HUM Tuesday 48 to M. NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy north, mostly cloudy In south today and Tuesday. Scattered light rain in south today, occasionally mixed snow fn west central parti, Not O'OO .1? .m W i lah nnd low for 24 hmii-fl undinf U.S. Wants Red Answer on Jets ager of Southwestern Sell, said "It seems that good judgment now requires that we defer the new building until the current rate matter is resolved." Contractors Notified Contractors were notified by telegram Friday that the company was postponing construction plans. Bids were scheduled to be opened !PA to investigate telephone Wednesday with construction rates. planned to begin in December. "Due to unforeseen circum- the telegram read, "bid- ding on Abilene Orchard building addition is postponed for indefi- nite period beyond previously es- tablished Nov. 21 date. Please re- tain your estimate. We will con- tact you when project is reacti- vated. Letter will follow." C. G. Tarbell, chief engineer of She company and the sender of the teiegram, said, "This does not mean we are not going to do it (construct the new It lust means we are slowing down on the plans." Need 'Better Look' "Right said Tarbell, in a :elephone conversation from Dal- las with The Reporter-News, "we are sitting on our hands until we get a better took at the situation." Tarbell said the letter would U.S.S.R., "but with regard to an individual enterprise, the question of profit is of great importance as an economic indicator of its ef- ficiency. Without considering the profit, it is impossible to deter- mine the level on which it is working, and the contribution it mailed to the nine contractors is making to the nation." 'within" a The premier called for "radical measures" to shake up the par- ty's organization and work pat- terns. He said modern times de- 'within" a few Dawkins emphasized that his WASHINGTON (AP> The United States has told the Soviet Union that it hopes to have a sat- isfactory answer about withdraw- al of bombers from Cuba today or Tuesday, State Department au- jiorities said today. This word was given by U.S. negotiator John 3. McCloy to So viet representative Vasily V. Kuz- netsov in New York on Sunday, :he authorities said. As of yet, the authorities added, the United States has not re- ceived a satisfactory answer from he Soviets on removal of the lombers. President Kennedy says the jet craft must be pulled out as part of a Cuba settlement. A White House spokesman said a report from McCloy, head of the J.S. coordinating committee on 'uban policy, on his talks with Cuznetsov figured in an hour's meeting Kennedy had today with he executive committee of the Vational Security Council. The White House released no word on the nature of the report But State Department infor mants reported that McCloy tolt Kuzaetsov forcefully that the ne- he said. gotiations on a Cuba settlement could not make progress until the commissioners George Kaerwer bombers are pulled but. Kuznetsov gave what U.S. authorities de- scribed as a confused, evasive and unsatisfactory answer. Thus the construction is "just good busi- negotiations remained deadlocked. And, informants said, there is no indication as yet that the So- viets are crating up the craft for shipment. Approximately 30 are believed to be in Cuba. State Department press officer Lincoln White declined to make a public statement on the outcome of the Kurnetsov-McCloy meeting. said, however, that it would cer- tainly be helpful from their stand- point if the Soviets would supply a :lear-cut answer on the bombers jy the time of Kennedy's news See JETS, Pg. 9-A, Col. 3 company was not "mad or vtadic- :ive" over the current phone rates furor. "We've always had faith in 'uture of Abilene, and wanted to do our part in attracting indus- try. We've always tried to pro- vide adequate telephone service. t was for this reason we had planned to build the new building. Earnings 'Questionable' "The future of our earnings in Abilene, however, looks question- able under present conditions. Un- til this question is resolved, it seems like good business and judgment to delay the Dawkins denied charges by and Truman Kirk that the move is "blackmail." He reiterated that postponing ness. No company is going to come in here and invest mil- lion not knowing whether it is go- ing to be allowed a reasonable re- turn on its investment." Contract on the million pro- gram was scheduled to be award- ed in December and completion was expected to take two years. The expansion program includ- State Department authorities constructing a new tmilding at the present site of the Paramount Cafe, 336 Cypress, and adding third floor on the pres- ent telephone company building adjoining the location at N. 4rh and Cypress. Industrials Down In Lafe Trading BULLETIN Dow Jones industrials were down .68 at the close of the fourth hour if trading In the New York Stock Monday, with rails up 52 mid utilities up .17. Trading on the Exchange through tlw fourth hour totaled shares, Mcordtng lo Ep- pier, Guerin ft Turner Inc. here. HELLO IN THERE It's safe for Billy Hopkins, 3, to look Into the mouth of these lions. They're just ornaments removed from old Hunt Building in tnt downtown Chicago area, which Is being remodeled to house county offices and courts. The lions didn't fit with what will be the IMW decor of the Billy lives in Rolling 11L, northwest of Chicago. (AP Wirephoto) ;

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