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Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 24, 1963, Big Spring, Texas TODAYS WEATHER BIG SPRING AND VICINITY Clear to partly cloudy Monday and Tuesday wilh no important temperature changes Possible thundcrshowers late afternoon and evening Southerly winds 1525 mph High today 94 low tonight 70 high tomorrow M 36th Year Ncx 19 BIG SPRING DAILY HERALD INSIDE THE HERALD Page Comics 4B Dear Abby10A Editorials 2B Oil News 7A Member Associated Press Member Audit Bureau of Circulations Page SportsSA TV Log 7B Want Ads 9B Womens News 2A Big Spring Texas Monday June 24 1963 20 Pages Today 2 Sections Daily Sunday Wheres My Peanuts Cheryl Love fouryearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Love Luther stands on tiptoe Jo in spect the bright red box hanging on a downtown parking meter It doesnt dispense peanut1 or candy as she found out but is a new collection box for the city to collect overtime parking fines Photo by Keith Parking Tickets Will Be Easier To Pay And Get Recipients of parking tickets will soon have a new and cheaper way to pay for parking and traffic vio lations Boxes are being installed on parking meter posts in each downtown block to receive cut rate fines The boxes will go into use Wednesday if approved at Tues days City Commission meeting according to Roy Anderson as sistant city manager Sixty Fine 0Mcter boxes have been re ceived from Chicago and enve lopes for the new system were due to arrive today New rates for overtime park Ing tickets will be 50 cents if the fine is paid by 7 pm on the same day the tickets are issued If a ticket is not paid that day the fine will be Meter maids will issue tickets with an envelope attached The driver may place the fine in the envelope and drop it into one of the boxes A ticket on a car will not be a safeguard against fur ther violation Meter maids will write out tickets on cars at me ters not showing time as they make each round Fines for tickets issued by po lice patrolmen may also be paid at the boxes These cover such of fenses as overtime parking dou ble parking blocking an alley and other violations These tickets will cost if paid within 48 hours The minimum fine will be S3 if a warrant must be issued The city commission authorized purchase of the hoxes at the first May meeting Two will be placed in each block on each side of the busiest street one in each block in other parking meter areas One box will be placed in front of the police station The commission will consider an amendment to the parking meter ordinance Tuesday night to make the system legal Anderson said the amendment will be given an emergency reading and if adopt ed will become effective immedi ately These boxes will make it much more convenient for citizens to pay fines Postage time and mon ey will be saved if the ticket is paid on the same date that it is issued he said He noted that other cities which use the boxes have found that revenue from fines increased aft er the system was installed White Man Held In Slaying Of Negro Others Sought JACKSON Miss AP Byron de La Beckwith white man was held in Jackson jail today charged with the murder of Negro integra tion leader Medgar W Evcrs Still unaccounted for in the kill ing of the 37yearold Evers were others unknown charged along with Beckwith in a separate fed eral complaint made public after the FBI arrested Beckwith Satur day night Beck wilh a 42yearold former tobacco salesman and more re cently a chemical fertilizer sales agent from Greenwood Miss talked with his attorneys law partners Hardy Lott and Stanny Sanders of Greenwood Sunday and was returned to his cell after about 30 minutes He is being held without bond Jackson chief of detectives MB Pierce said police questioned Beckwith but did not elaborate One of 15000 telescopic sights and a fingerprint on it led the FBI to Beckwith at Greenwood They found five of the imported Japanese sixpower Golden Hawk sights went toMississippi all to a Grenada gun dealer One was traced to Beckwith a gun collector whom Ihe FBI ques tioned Friday night without gel ting any answers Saturday night at a meeting ar ranged by Greenwood attorney Yerger Moorchead a relative of Beckwith FBI agents arrested Beckwith under provisions of the 1957 Civil Righls Act Beckwith and others unknown conspired lo injure oppress and intimidate Medgar Evers in the free exercise and enjoyment of rights and privileges secured to Like ZY Man R f Z y Watch The HERALD him by Ihe Constitution the FBI said Evers was stale field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Capt Ralph Hargrove chief of the Jackson police identification bureau fingerprinted Beckwith Sunday and said his prints matched one on the scope at tached lo a 30 caliber rifle that fired the fatal shot 11 was Hargrove who first dis covered the latent in Ad Men Urged To Promote State DALLAS John Con nally urged national advertising executives today to help locate new industries in Texas He told the Association of Industrial Ad vertisers that Texas is on the threshold of greatness He old the group that he hopes their businesses are already in Texas If it isnt I hope it will be in Texas a branch office a new warehouse or a vast new plant he said If your name isnt now in Texas yourcompetitors likely will be Connally said the challenges ahead will be solved by brains He praised he legislature creat ing a committee to study educa tional needs in Texas visible to the eye but brought out by chemicals Jackson detectives discovered the gun in midmorning of June 12 about 10 hours after Evers was shot down in his driveway in a honeysuckle thicket near where of ficers believe the shot was fired Beckwith a member of the die hard segregationist Citizens Coun cil and described as a man who hated Negroes faces death in the states gas chamber if convicted on the murder charge His attorneys are also members of the Citizens Council as are the mayor commissioners and most prominent persons in Greenwood located in a counly with a 21 Ne gro majority and 30 miles from Indianola where Ihe Citizens Council was born in 1945 Lott is city attorney and attorney for the voter registrar of Lcflore County State Dist Ally Bill Waller said Beckwith would go before the Hinds County grand jury conven ing July i and that he would have a preliminary hearing if he re quested it Beckwith a 5foot7 160pound man was driven to the Jackson police station Saturday night by five FBI men He wore a dark suit white shirt and expensive tie and a Shriners pin on his lapel He appeared calm after state officials lodged the murder charge against him laughing a little when photographers snapped his picture after consultation with attorneys NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL Pope Paul VI is reported to have insured the continuation of the Christian unity machinery set up by Pope John XXIII Seepage 5A WASHINGTON Democratic National Chairman John M Rniley and Republican National Chairman William K Miller agree that civil rights leg islation should be considered by Congress on a bipartisan basis Sec pnge 1B Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy says President Kennedy probably has lost some popularity because of bis espousal of civil rights leg islation but will be reelected Sec page 4A NATIONAL St Pauls church in Frankfurt a symbol of German liberal na tionalism is the site of President Kennedys major speech in Ger many See page 4A STATE Four men en route from Hous ton to Austin on a fishing trip were killed Sunday when their twoengine plane crashed in a pasture near Smithville See pnge 4A The House Government Opera tions Committee at Washington has issued a report blasting a 1958 government investigation of the Alice Savings and Loan Asso ciation See page 3A The weather settled back to nor mal in Texas Monday after two tornadoes heavy rain and dam aging hail moved across the PanhamllePlains area Sunday See page 10R US Answers Red Threats Over Europe MOSCOW AP The United States told the Soviet Union today that American Polaris submarines were in the Mediterranean to shield the Acropolis and the orange groves of Italy from So viet threats The statement was contained in a note to the Soveit Union replying to the Soviet proposal to make the Mediterranean area a nuclear free zone The note said the So viet Union in announcing repeat edly that it had batteries of rock ets aimed at Mediterranean allies of the United States was employ ing nuclear blackmail under which the Soviet Union could have attempted to force the Mediter ranean countries to succumb to Soviet dictation or Soviet domina tion The American note delivered to the Foreign Ministry by messen ger said the Soviet proposal of May 20 was devoted primarily to a propagandislic attack against the presence of United States missilelaunching submarines in the Mediterranean and contains a large number of gross misrepresentations Niki Warns War Would Kill Millions MOSCOW Premier Khrushchev warned today lhal a new world war would kill hun dreds of millions of persons and incinerate much of what we gen erally call civilization It will be a rocket nuclear war of extermination he told the op ening session of the Communist dominated World Womans Con gress He said the Soviet Union would continue a policy of peaceful co existence Khrushchev did not mention the Chinese Communists by name but his policy of peaceful coex istence runs directly counter to Pekings ideology So does his em phasis on the horrors of thermo nuclear war which the Chinese downgrade His speech was read for him lo the 6000 delegates from 110 countries by a Soviet delegate even as preparations went on for a showdown meeting of Soviet and Chinese Communist parties in Moscow July 5 The text was distributed by Tass Ihe Soviet news agency Khrushchev blamed what he called the imperialist forces of the United States for tension in the world He charged US war preparations have assumed a tremendous scope unparalleled in history Spacewoman Valenlina Teresh kova received a resounding ova tion at he opening session Valya Valya dc leg ales chanted as she entered the huge hall with Lt Col Valcry Bykov sky who orbited with her on the dual space flight The delegates showered Valen lina wiih flowers and pressed gifts on her Cheers drowned out efforts by Chairman Nina Popova to make a welcoming speech Bykovsky who has played sec ond fiddle to the worlds only woman cosmonaut since the flight ended stood quietly in the back ground The meeting winch runs until Saturday will deal with equal rights for women peace disarm ament and the upbringing of chil dren Delegates came from the United States Red China and scores of other countries Land Conversion Is Requested WASHINGTON AP A top Agriculture Department official pleaded with Congress today lo enact quickly a bill lo allow con version of 74 million acres of cropland to other uses and pre vent Iheir going back to produc ing surplus grains Horace Godfrey administrator of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service said that amount of land will be re leased this year by expiring cpn Iracls in the existing conservation reserve program Unless something is done farm ers can start plowing this land this summer for lOfil crops which would destroy the grass cover that has been grown on most of it Godfrey told the House Agri culture Committee Nucl ear Force Is Kennedy Sub CatFish Meet the Australian swimming team of Debra Murphy 2 and JMephistophelcs the cat Probably the reason Debra takes to the wafer is the fact her father Brian Murphy manages a swimming pool near Melbourne Mephistopheles 6 months old lakes lo the water because when he joined he Murphy family Debra insisted on throwing him in Now lie takes off without urging and can swim Ihe 42footwide pool in 165 seconds Sphere Seeking Missing Thresher FORT SNELLING at Sea APi The Navys deepdiving bathyscaphe Trieste descended a mile and a half lo the dark ocean floor of the North Atlantic today in search of the sunken submarine Thresher The dive was made after a Navy search official said there was evi dence at last that search craft had found the spot whet a the Thresher sank in April wilh 129 men In the spherical gondola sus pended beneath the orange and white search craft when it started down were Lt Cmdr Donald Kcach 33 a Somcrville Mass native and Kenneth McKenzie 51 a civilian attached to the Naval Electronics Laboratory San Die go Calif The descent today followed sev eral hours of preparations which began after daybreak The Trieste was loaded for the descent by the addition of a score of bags of buckshot placed on her deck MODERATE SEA The dive was made in a moder ate sea with 4to 6foot waves The wind was 15 knots from the northwest As preparations for the vital de scent were completed Capt Frank A Andrews in charge of search operations said in a shipboard interview We have evidence lo feel we are at the spot where Thresher sank hut you can never know about these things until you get down there and look around That will be the job of Trieste The Navy and scientists led to a small area of Ihe Atlan tic bywhat they described as a fairly heavy concentration of de bris at Ihe bottom and three sep arate magnetic contacts The spot is 220 miles off Boston and only a few hundred yards from the last known position of Thresher when she sank with the loss of 129 men in a lest dive last April 10 SPOT MARKKD A 10foot wide yellow buoy named Bagel II because it re sembles a bagel or doughnut marks the descent spot 01 Tri este The buoy is held taut by a halfinch nylon line weighted with two old locomotive wheels of 750 pounds each It is equipped with electronic fingers and sonar equip ment to serve as a guide for Tri este Dr Joseph L chief scientist aboard the Lamont Ob servatory research vessel Conrad which planted the buoy said the ships undcrwatcr camera photo graphed debris as recently as Sun day morning He described Ihe new find as a Big chunk of debris but re fused lo elaborate pending an ex amination of the photograph by Navy officials in Washington OTHER DERRIS Capt Andrews said other signif icant pieces of debris photo graphed or recovered from the key area were a battery plate and a sheet of metal measuring ace was of the type used inside the pressure hull in Thresher class submarines Andrews described the big piece of metal wilh insulation backing as resembling the baffling around sonar gear on Navy ships Also photographed at the bottom n that area recently were an air jollle and pieces of piping A Navy court of inquiry last week reported destruction of the atomic submarine most likely re iiillecl from the rupture of an en ine room pipe under heavy sea pressure In addition lo the debris the onrad reported three excellent magnetic contacts at the ocean lotloni one on June 12 and two others June 14 IN READINESS The Trieste has been in read iness since it was brought to Boston April 26 from the Pacific She ar rived at the dive scene Sunday afternoon after a fourday tow by the salvage ship USS Preserver The USS Fort Snelling arrived at the scene several hours earlier after accompanying the Trieste part of the way Aboard the Fort Snelling were Capt Andrews and Adenauer Talks With President BONN AP Kennedy and German Chan cellor Konrad Adenauer agreed today to use their best efforts to bring into being a multinational nuclear force to strengthen the defenses of Western Europe A communique announced they also agreed that every effort will be made to strengthen common defense Man ning and joint operation of the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization defense forces The communique came near the end of Kennedys twoday visit to this Westf German capital at the start of his swing around Western Europe Shortly before the com munique was issued Ken nedy reminded the NATO allies through a news con ference statement that the United States has borne a major burden of European defense for 18 years And he said he expects thorn to consider this in shaping their economic trade and mone tary policies In effect Kennedy urged Allied governments to reject discrimina tory trade policy that would hurt US economic interests He ap pealed for cooperation in other fields also Adenauer and Kennedy pledged themselves in their communique to carry out their undertakings within the free worlds strategy of peace They said their talks here had demonstrated the close and friendly relations which exist be tween the two countries the com munique added Kennedy avoided any direct criticism of President Charles de Gaulle of France at his news con ference But much that he said and much that went into the com muniriue svas in conflict with De Gaulles aims COOPERATION The American President asked for closer cooperation among all the allied countries and strength in the alliance was to be ob tained through actions by many countries working together rather than through twocountry deals such as the recent FrenchGer man treaty But he said the United States had made no ob jection to the treaty Kennedy told reporters that time and changing events may yet bring about the unification of Germany and I dont think anyone should despair But he saw no immediate solution to the problem of a divided Germany Kennedy and Adenauer prom ised in the communique that the United States and West Germany would work together for genuine unity among the nations of Eur an integrated Euro pean community in close partner ship with the United States The communique said they had in i ip wi riiiui ni iu i w ijcim viitj IKIVI a corps of newsmen The Snelling talked about the problems of also carried a 50foot unnamed Berlin and German reunification vessel which serves as Triestes but did not go into detail They mother ship hovering above her also had an exchange of views and maintaining constant tele on Western policy toward the So phone and television contact viet Union and the countries of Western Europe the communi que reported MET ALONE The two leaders had met alone for two hours White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said the two also had discussed the forthcoming US British Soviet negotiations in Moscow on a treaty to ban nuclear testing Kennedy who received a loud and enthusiastic welcome from half a million Germans at the start of his European tour Sun day went to Adenauers office in the Palais Schaumburg in late morning The two men talked with only interpreters present OTHER TALKS At the same time in a sepa rate meeting at the Palais Schaumburg other US and Ger man officials went into problems of Berlin conditions in Commu nist East Germany and the pro posal for forming a multinational nuclear force Salinger said that the multina tional force project was talked out in greater detail by the min isters than by the government chiefs While he would not make any of the details public it was understood that the US and Ger man leaders were seeking allied action on setting up the force Salinger denied that Kennedy was having any more back pain than usual The President suffers with chronic back trouble Kennedys back seemed to be troubling him as he knelt at Mass Sunday in Cologne Cathedral Despite overcast skies thousands of men women and children were out again to see Kennedy drive the four miles from the American embassy community at Bad God csbcrg to Adenauers office WANTS PACT Kennedy was reported anxious lo get agreement from Adenauer and other key allied leaders to open detailed negotiations soon on the NATO nuclear surface fleet The President would like to get a treaty ready for submission to the US Senate bynext January The United States and West Germany agree on the need for such a force The problem facing Kennedy and Adenauer is now to obtain the agreement of other al lies particularly Britain and It aly Neither the President nor the chancellor wants an exclusively GermanAmerican nuclear force officials saici The President was reported to be in excellent spirits following the triumphant welcome he re ceived Sunday as he journeyed from Wahn Airport in brisk sun ny weather through the crowded streets of Cologne and Bonn GriefStricken Parents Anguish sears the faces of Mr and Mrs Curtis Burtncss as they stand outside the Council Bluffs Iowa home where a shooting spree claimed the life of their son Randy 2 and Judy Jackson 14 ii otiii1 u lie in LLICII aim utiiuiy et tiliu iitlllj about 120 square feet He said the Mrs Burtncsij sister WllJlain Perkins 7 Mrs Burlness son hy a previous marriage and her mother Mrs William Jackson were wounded The gunman Leon Tlce Jr 23 later wounded himself
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