Corpus Christi Times, March 23, 1961

Corpus Christi Times

March 23, 1961

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Corpus Christi Times (Newspaper) - March 23, 1961, Corpus Christi, Texas INDEX Amusements Classified Comics Crossword Puzzle Editorials Sports Womens News Page 6B Page 4C Page 16 Page 16D Page 2B Page 38 Page 1C VOLUME 5NO 220 EVENING EDITION Sewvl clasi pssags poid at Corpus Chrlill Texoj CORPUS CHRIST TEXAS THURSDAY MARCH 23 196 PoblHhed weekday afternoon by Trie Publlihlna 52 FIVE CENTS MRS DOROTHY M SHEEHAN PROCESSES APPLICATIONS a small part of more than 8000 from all over the country MORE ARRIVE DAILY By SLENCER TEARSOST More than 8000 job applica tions have been received by the Army Maintenance Center at the Naval Air Maj Donald S Muttoni liaison officer charge said yesterday in Civil Senice regulations hei MEANWHILE MUTTOM ana said He said he had no idea how many applicants were from the Corpus C h r i s t i area or how many were from former Over House Sharp Chastised for Dragging Feet Resolution on TV Stars Talk Causes Outburst BULLETIN AUSTIN iT The House turned down 6673 today a bill in set up arbitration of wage and hour disputes between firemen and city councils tin House members ook up the hotly contested lire mens arbitration bill HB14t to day alter being sharply chastised y Rep Lloyd Martin for drag aiing our feet this session Before getting to the firemens ill by Rep Robert Hughes Dal as another touchy subject was postponed until April 6 Rep Steve Burgess Nacogdoches asked postponement of a House bill iHB61 setting stern standards foi imported milk A similar Senate bill kept the House upset most o yesterday Martins outburst over House action came when Rep George Richardson Fort Worth asked ap provai of a resolution HSR244 inviting television star Richard KENNEDY IS FACING TORTUOUS DECISION By PETER LI SAG OB Copyright JH1 Chicago Daily WASHINGTON President Kennedy is on the edge of a tortuous decision involving a deeper riskier American com mitment in the Southeast Asian tinderbox of Laos In a concerted effort with the British the United States hopes to learn promptly if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is willing to defuse a situation that could develop into another Korea The President is expected to say something about the re sults of these feverish diplomatic actions in a news confer ence to be televised live at 5 pm CST today KRISTV will carry the Presidents news conference to day KZTV and radio station KSIX said they did not know if they would have the telecast What he says may depend upon the Soviet answer to a British appeal supported by Washington for a neutral com mission to go into Laos at once to supervise the end oi the fighting between proWestern royal forces and the Com munistinspired Pathet Lao rebels supplied with Soviet arms and equipment 1 Khrushchev stalls or equivocates the President is re ported prepared to order a stiff increase in uptodate conven tional weapons for loyal Laotian troops plus more US train ing officers The possibility is not ruled out in diplomatic quarters that some form Western force may be introduced into Laos if needed to prevent the of the Laotian capital of Vientiane This is real business an allied diplomat said today in characterizing the administrations determination to wevent the fall of Laos to the rebels I doubt if anybody contemplates a massive invasion of Marines he added But whats required will be done Pentagon Under Blackout WASHINGTON AP President Kennedy ap parently began speeding U S military units toward crisisracked Southeast Asia today in the crucial hours oL a diplomatic showdown with Russia over the embat tled kingdom of Laos Kennedy is expected to issue a major U S policy statement on the Laotian crisis at a news conference tonight Meanwhile the President awaited some reaction from Soviet Premier Nikita Khru shchev to an urgent appeal from Britain for agreement to a ceasetire in the civil war in Laos Given a ceasefire the Western powers would accept s LATE NEWS RUMORS GROWING The measure previously was ap haul Repair Department emArmy aircraft Maj E A Wilson TMC repBoone to address the legislature rescntative are busy ironing out local details for opening tliei plant for overhaul and repair of i fiOlll PCOJ piO OS The hij covering Ls tentatively pie all over the country and nearly 20 acres of floor we are still citing them in thc I was operated bv the Nnvv forl lcd for lhe week of APril overhaul nnrl repair of aircraft i10 UCn will iTtlO f I engines and parts until it wasrUe the Army mail daily he said All applications are being handled in accordance with Civil closed nearly two years ago Senice regulations and proce The Navy employer about 3 dures Muttoni emphasized civilians there and the Army Transportation Materiel Corn possession of the plant to A commanding offi cer for the center as yel unan nounced will be here then General employment is j iu ijvwi tniitd It1 It I V vJi II j o HE SAID HE HAS received a mand expects to employ alwut exPecleri to besin until sometime levity than is becomin umber of direct inquiries from 1200 by the end of the first after lllaL jbody Martin said number of direct inquiries from individuals about their applica tion but is unable to help them We must operate under strict procedures prescribed by the 1200 by the end of the first year Expansion reportedly would increase employment to about 000 by the end of the third year Valley Priests Tria proved by the House Rules Com mittee THIS JUST congratulates Boone for playing his part as Paladin and invites him to speak fo us while making a series of TV films at Brackettville Rich ardson explained Im a great admirer of this i LWJ j n 1 1 iJ Vi television personality but I becow to Washington debated the euiwu not hcve we are indulging in more to this Martin said after getting The plant now has 31 civilianjspecial permission to speak A crowd of about 100 league of employes most of whom are processing the job applications Thc applications must be cate gorized into job classifications Civil Service status and placed in Laos Has Army Day uture By KEVES BEECH Chicago Dolly VIENTIANE LaosA gentle carefree people who want noth ing more than to be let alone celebrated Army Day today while world capitals from Mos AUSTIN i The trial of the of Cieburne was assigneJ to con alphabetical order Muttoni also has a handful of employes cleaning the plant and a few taking a complete inven itory of equipment in the build ing women voters from throughout the state sat in the spectators gal lery above the House floor The Fort Worth legislator asked Feit on a charge duct tne trial in Austin was assigned Rev John B Of attempted rape today was set for Sept 11 at 9 am in Crim inal District Court here The Roman Catholic priest was indicted in Hidalgo County on a charge of assault with intrnt io rape Miss Maria America Guerra 20yearold student at Pan American College in Edin btirg while she was at prayer in church CASE WAS transferred to Austin on a change of venue from Edinburg afirr Fred So maen the 27yearold priests at torney contended he could not get a fair tria in lhr Lower Rio Grande Vallnv county District IVnii Tarkson i INSIDE TODAYS TIMES Government scientist re ports link between dipt and cancer found in rainbow trout Page 11 German engineer on tem porary job hero says he is impressed with Corpus Christi Page IB Pven old enemies become old friends durine Oscar season Pajre 68 California girls runs away from Missouri College in an attempt to escape her own identity rage 13 Texas youth says he kissed his former girl friend and then shot her to death at her insistence Pngo 4C Local builder inventor who has hacl only three years of schooling is leaving his mark in concrete Pago to the case when it wns brought out in court today that District Judge Mace Thurman of Austin has a full docket and would be unable to conduct it Dist Atty Robert Lattiniore of Edinburg asked the court for he earliest possible setting and was told the September date was the earliest The girl charged she was seized as she knelt to pray last March 2 m the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Eciinhurg She said thc attacker fled when siie bit him on the MUTTONI AND WILSON have been conferring with Navy of ficials on a hosttenant agree ment under which the Army will operate the plant which is owned by the Navy about anything you can think of must be Wilson said sivh as utilities maintenance medical service bairacks shipping and receiving fire protection safety regula tion1 sanitation mail delivery supplies recreation facilities and any number of other details We are getting complete co operation from the Navy Mui toni said Every day we goi that his resolution be withdrawn from further consideration with out any more debate Thc Senate today passed and sent to Gov Price Daniel two Houseapproved measures One HB26S allows the Department future of their Kansassized king dom With Southeast Asia Treaty Or ganization foreign ministers about to meet in nearby Bang kok Thailand rumors of direct American intervention in the La otian civil war gained strength So did rumors of a military move by neighboring Thailand south ern anchor of SEATO ary chief antiCommunist nation of South east Asia BUT DESPITE an air of ex pectancy in foreign and govern ment circles that Laos was at ast moving to a showdown there were only rumors There was no official confirmation As for the Laotians their at titude was tliat what happens next in their country has passed beyond their control and now rests with the big ing Lhe United States which sup ports the present Laotian gov ernment and Soviet Russia which backs the rebel Pathet Lao Having decided that he La otians set about enjoying them selves with a parade and games The entire Laotian air force five armed American trainers and two French turbojet helicop devices used b the other t him on the firmer cl u Father Foil was indicted by an Na offirials ng help in working out some oi the details involved Production plans also must he completed hefore the plant can o into operation At the present a committee of Defense Department Army and Navy officials in Washington is planning the operation Until it makes its report the plant will have only limited fivnds with which to organize TIHS WILL RK the first time for the Army to repair and over haul its own aircraft and much planning is going into the project it operates effi Eriinburg grand jury Aug 10 He surrendered to San An tonio authorities six days later insisting he was innocent He was freed on bond pend i ing Una I IN A STATEMENT issued when he surrendered the priest sain f am not guilty of the of fense for which I have been in dicted i He also insisted that he had jnoi been in hiding Officers had been unable to locale him after jiho charge was filed Father Feit was not assigned to a church at the time of the alleged attack but was attending a pasJoral school Feit is a native if Chicago o Agriculture to fix fees for test ing weighing farmers and permits the Texas Water Develop ment Board to invest about S250 000 it has now in cash in interest bearing deposits SEN GEORGE Park house of Dallas got a 2S0 vote on the water bill and die agriculture bill passed on voice vote Lt Gov Ben Ram spy appointed a fivemember Senate committee to meet with House representa tives to work out differences on the bill SB1H7S requiring outof state milk shipped into Texas to meet Toxas standards The Senate adjourned until 11 am Monday Srr AlSTIN Pagr jn ExState Official Dies at 65 AUSTIN to Maj Gen Paul Wakefield 65 state selective service director from 1949 to 1955 died here today A veteran of both world wars and the Korean War Wakefield was one of three appoint ed by Gov Pat M Neff to repre sent Texas at the burial of the Unknown Soldier of World War I He was press secretary of Gov Ross Sterling in 1930 was appoint overhead King Savang Vatthana resplendent in creamcolored goldbraided uni form pinned decorations on de I serving war heroes IF IT OCCURRED to some that their army had fought some thing less than heroically no body was heard to voice the thought The government army tonight and tomonow Few showllis home hereHe had tonight and tomorrow Svare his wif o see ci entry Muttoni said he did not know See Page 10 SHELL SWAP HUSBAND FOR A BEER LICENSE MEMPHIS Tenn f A woman cafe operator has of fered to divorce her husband if the city licensing commission will let her keep her beer license Mrs Louise F Smith said her husband Bennie and his friends had twice caused suspension of her beer license with consequent loss of income The fourmember commission declined to vote on her sue peslion yeslerdny Instead her beer sales privileges were sus pended for a and the cafe placed on probation for 90 days Mrs Smith was before the commission for failure to comply with an earlier order to keep her living quarters closed off from thc cafe WEATHER Forecast for Corpus Christi and vicinity Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon Cloudy and mild Communist backed proposal for an international conference on Laos THIS LAST MINUTE move on he diplomatic front was made by Britain after consultation with the United States It kept open the road for a negotiated settle ment and put the next step up 0 Khrushchev Meanwhile the reported mili ary moves underscored Ken nedys determination to deal with the Communist challenge threat by force if diplomacy fails One of the tightest secrecy clampdowns since the Korean War shut off Pentagon informa tion on military moves Not only would sources at de fense headquarters supply no original information but there was only a crisp no comment on dispatches from Southeas Asia which indicated stiffening of the U S military stand Pierre Salinger White House press secretary was asked wheth er he had any comment on what a reporter referred to as reports from all over the world that American forces have been alert ed and are on the move in con nection with the situation in Laos I have absolutely no comment on that Salinger replied Authorities here said private ly however that some of those moves were clearly precaution ary steps others were designed to begin a substantial increase in U S military assistance to the Royal Laotian government AT HONG KONG the US air craft carrier Midway and two destroyers suddenly departec for an undisclosed destination several days ahead of schedule They were believed heading for the waters of Southeast Asia Speculation immediate ly broke out that other units o the U S 7th Fleet ordinarily stationed in the PhilippinesFor mosa area were moving south Naval spokesmen said they o which numbers an estimated nothing of a diversion of fleet Souse use units Authonties here i 33000 men has been tho fc nvro i c it JUKjdLCl pushed around in recent weeks it was unlikely Kennedy would a estimated 10003 Pathet weaken one sector of the Far However the Laotians claim Texas Planning Board in Wash ington to recommend worthy PWA fund projects in the mid1330s He handled military press relations for Gov Coke Stevenson He was named state selective service director by former Presi dent HarryTruman Wakefield died this morning at they are no longer fighting La otians but the muchfeared Vi etnamese Communists That the hardfighting Vietna mese many of them veterans of French Indochina are the driv heiiind thp recent Com PP Pag 10 East materially to strengthen another in a time of crisis Diplomat Named WASHINGTON ffl Presi dent Kennedy today chose Joseph C Satterthwaite a career diplomat to be am bassador to the Union of South Africa Market Declines NEW YORK ffi The stock market beat a grudging retreat early this afternoon The Associated Press 60 stock average by noon had declined 210 to 24360 with industrials down 300 rails down 190 and utilities down 040 Consultant Chosen WASHINGTON GB dent Kennedy today named Charles B Bud Wilkinson athletic director and football coach at the University of Oklahoma as special consult ant to the President on physi cal fitness Wilkinson will continue his duties at the University oi Oklahoma GOP To Support Kennedys Stand On Laos Crisis WASHINGTON un Republi can congressional leaders pledged today to stand behind President Kennedy in whatever decision he makes in the grave situation in Laos Kennedy is expected to make a major US policy statement later inthe day on the Laotian crisis possibly disclosing moves to strengthen proWestern gov ernment forces against Soviet backed rebels Sen Everettar Dirksen of Illinois and Rep Charles A Hal k of Indiana tin leaders they are hopeful the can be resolved by negotiations They were asked if the Repub support putting support The Marines were troops into Laos a helicopter maintenance Oh we havent gotten to that of 100 tolaO men to at all Dirksen replied Thailand jO miles from VienSimilarly Halleck said that tiane capitol of Laos The are not that far down the ber of Americanmade helicopters road in seeking lo resolve the available to the Laos government j crisis in the tiny Southeast Asian LAOS Pa 10nation T I v iv rtiv I HA jMTN J Low tomsht 6M lush this allrois Wakefield and two sons Paul County To Buy Jurors in Felony Trials ernoon and tomorrow 76SO Wind forecast Kast Vj to IS miles an hour this afternoon and tonight Southeast 20 to 25 miles an hour tomorrow Temperature downtown at noon 72 degree relative humidity L per cont barometric pressure 300S Highest temperatures yester day and lowest this morning In innational Airport Sdv Cham ber of Commerce 7461 Water temperature af Port Aransas this morning 63 degrees Sunrise am tomorrow sunset pm today moon rise pm tomorrow moon set am tomorrow Gviif of Mexico tides High am today and pm tomorrow low am tomor row and am Saturday Rainfall for is IIMl inches 30 of an inch above normal Weather Map Page 8 S County wUl bebl pay Bamcs sald is now ernmenfs offer to sell it of Houstcti and Maj jirg for rhe meals of jurors iirpnying a year for jurv i Coddihy Field L B nooses who is stationed in jsence and thp County Judge Noah Kennedy Tli Morocco In recent years Wakefielris main activity had been in the Texas Heritage Foundation nonprofit organization for uiei preservation of Texas historical whue tlu tnal on documents said the field was not a bargain bution center for the surplus com SHOPLIFTER HAS 4 LEGS Raymond Ward an em ploye of Midget Market 4JJ2 Weber Road reported he was victimized by a sneakv shop lifter yesterday The rfiopliftor grabbed a piant sized sack o do cod and was gone in 1 flash Ward said the shoplifter a big boxer dog kept together Difficulties have of felonies He said he would arisen in the past when the prefer a recommendation from ors occasionally had no money jihr local bar association before JULUJUU itmet ior uie surplus com harnes also said he had looked section of the welfare unit Jurors m felony tnaU custom1 into the possibility of the cotmvas a proved arily are locked in hotel rooms ys payine the statutory fee for at and during the day are lawyers of indigent accused THK SURPLUS commodity sec ticn was housed in a countj build to pay for their meals THE COUNTY now pays for the hotel accommodations Commissioner Robert Bamcs of Precinct 4 made thc motion that jurors meals He paid by the county Barnes also suggest ed that the county look into the possibility of paying tlie mavl i bringing the matter up officially ing on Caldwell that has been sold for Cross Expressway rightofway The building is to j iv itmM i ivi c i1 mum a day or jur seivice an appeal to a lusher court instead o Hie S4 the county now In other action the county or malty declined the federal gov jbe evacuated by March 31 AT PRESENT lawyers for ac The is at 14fU S cuscd indigents are paid nothing 1C the commissioners approve tha county could pay them SIO for representing indigents plead ing guilty S2o for each day in a hial representing indigents pleading not guilty and SlOi for NinetccntJi The rent is a month The commissioners approved payment of as the county welfare costs for February The county and the city share the expenses of the welfare depart ment The county however is paying the lull cost of housing the surplus commodity center ;