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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - November 1, 1962, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin B Crisis: "The Days That Shook the World men who later participated in the de- naking conferences leading to the ntine" of of the execu- mmittee of the National Security Council, ithorities from the Defense and State nents. trie told them about the photographs. 30 Tuesday morning, these same men met 5entagon with McNamara. The photo ana- eported their findings. The evidence of struction of actual Soviet missile-launch- s still was not regarded as conclusive. Reconnaissance Was Doubled imara did consider it sufficiently quieting, to call the White House. About r later, around 9 a.m., the information the President's hands. that day, Kennedy examined the photo- himself. irst step was to order a redoubling of lissance over the suspicious points in 2 next few days, "reccy" pilots shot more ,000 feet of film over the suspicious sites, jcorded swift and baleful changes, the evidence became incontrovertible. Soviet missile bases were rapidly rising near the cities of Guanajay, Remedies, San Cristobal and Sagua La Grande. There some eight or 10 bases with about four launchers at each base. Soviet light the Llyushin 28, also were marshalling on the island. Two Types of Installation In his report to the nation of Oct. 22, Kennedy called this "the Soviet military buildup" on Cuba. He described two distinct types of installation, one for a medium rocket with range of more than miles, the second, "not yet complet- for intermediate missiles with double this range and both capable of carrying nuclear warheads. He also mentioned the bombers. Kennedy spoke of "this urgent transformation of Cuba into an important strategic base by the presence of these large, long-range and clearly offensive weapons." He then announced the "quarantine" on further shipments of offensive weapons to Cuba and warned: "And these actions may be only the begin- ning." The week that preceded this decision is pretty much of a blur to men who participated in it. One describes it as a "nightmare." They cannot remember clearly where they were or what they did on a given day. They can provide only a sketchy picture of Kennedy during this high-energy, high-tension It is his typical reaction when he is under pressure. Defense Dcpt. In High Gear As additional evidence of the threat from Cuba rapidly mounted, they were briefed at least once a day, sometimes twice. Between briefings, they gathered in the State Depart- ment, examining the terrible potentialities, matching ideas on actions to recommend to the President. The meetings often went on until late at night. Through the week of Oct. 21-27, McNamara slept in his oflicc. Kennedy did not leave the White House until last Sunday morning when he went to church. Two things, they say, surprised them most in this period the speed of the Soviet work on the bases, and the fact that Soviet Premier Khrushchev "would do anything so dangerous." One said it appeared that "only four or five days" elapsed between the detection of the first scars in the earth and the rise of the medium- range missile sites. None, he said, was yet operational. They calculated the 200-mile-range missile, guished by different markings from the mediums, would become operational by Dec. 1. As for Khrushchev's motive in attempting to supplement the armed might of the Soviet Union with a base in the Western Hemisphere, they are only theories. The prevailing one is, 'if we didn't do any- thing about Cuba, we wouldn't do anything about Berlin or any other point." Or, as another put it, "If you're not going to react when he (.Khrushchev) has something like this pointed right at your guts, when are you going to The question may remain long unanswered. But on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 16, when Kennedy first was advised of the new evidence, the Soviet threat existed and was rapidly in- creasing in magnitude. The question was: What to do about if Next: "Samsites" and the day of decision. DaflvTMbraie CONSTRU CTIVE EWS PAPER finth Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Thursday, November 1, 1962 Single Copy Ten Cents Wiley Campaign e Friday lexander Wiley, Wiscon- ior senator who is seek- 2ction to his fifth term publican, will spend an ay on Friday eampaign- sconsin Rapids and Wood iturned from the nation's he was called dur- eight of the Cuban crisis, ley has planned a full of stops in Wood County, itative schedule calls for visits to Vesper. Pitts- pin and Marshfield, with i stops at Auburndale, a, Sherry and Hewitt. Ryan, chairman of the "Get Out the Vote" pa- nned for Friday evening, ay that the senator will ic lead car in the parade, svent will begin at Jekoosa. with the caravan all candidates nty offices from both traveling through Port up 2nd Ave. to 17th east on Grand Ave. to terminating at Witter will be a color guard organizations in oreade, a Jaycee float vast one band, id Mrs. Wiley are expect- rive in Wisconsin Rapids She will be the special morning and afternoon arranged by the South )unty Women's Republi- i. ing the Jaycee parade, i Mrs. Wiley will attend tion at the Mead Inn, d to begin at 9 p.m. Waits Arms t-Spraying dais Cause age to Cars cen vandals concentrated their attention on auto- Wednesday night and in :css caused considerable to two cars. seriously damaged was of Pearl Scverin, 621 Hill was sprayed with two f non-removable paint, irayed was the windshield belonging to Thomas 240 Drake St., while it at Assumption High Both windshield wiper ere broken off and the were waxed. ame vandals apparently their altention for a the Assumption building slice said, il eggs were thrown the gymnasium, and a i and an obscene word iray-paintod on a wall. have in custody three spcctcd of throwing eggs Dme of Charles Huishecrc, St. N. A member of the saw auto go by and 1 the license number, po- i. icnl deer in the yard of noisma, 951 llth Ave. N., nagcd. gc also was reported by 'arsons, IfilO Rivprwood car was struck by pellets. day's Chuckle ve a man some fads he will draw his own usions. Castro Rejects Inspection i In Anger With Khrushchev Reynolds: 'Kuehn Pawn of Rightists' By The Associated Press Democratic governor nominee John Reynolds said Wednesday night the Republicait candidate "would not be free to be governor for all the people because he will have to keep his end of a million dollar contract." Speaking at a Milwaukee union meeting, Reynolds said the con- tract involving Philip Kuelm was "negotiated before 1960 with the wealthy right-wing industrialist campaign financiers of the Re- publican party." The million dol- lar figure, he said, was in the form of contributions to Kuehn's campaigns in 1960 and 1962. "Just what will the inexperi- enced Mr. Kuehn be able to say when his 'angels' ask for a return on their million dollar invest- Reynolds said. He contended the GOP leader- ship "invested their money in Arsenal of Student Arms Uncovered at Ole Miss OXFORD, Miss. sur- prise Halloween night search by combat-ready soldiers unearthed a small arsenal in a men's dormi- tory at the University of Missis- sippi. University officials vowed swift disciplinary action against students involved. The sudden action followed the wounding of a military policeman by a firecracker, apparently tossed from a window of Lester Baxter Hall where James H. Meredith is housed. Meredith, 29, begins his second month of classes today as the first Negro ever knowingly ad- mitted to the 114-year-old univer- sity. He studied in relative silence Wednesday night. There were no firecracker barrages like those which disrupted the campus the previous two nights. Just Can't Have It University officials cooperated in the dormitory search. Student Affairs Dean L. L. Love com- mented: "We just can't have things like that going on here. That soldier could have been se- riously hurt." The search turned up at least one dismantled Ml rifle, a dis- mantled pistol, several tear gas grenades, a full five-gallon can 7 Kuchn because they are confi- dent that with him as governor they can make giant strides in imposing their philosophy of gov- ernment on Wisconsin." Kuchn On Schools Kuehn, in issuing in Milwaukee a program paper on education, said Wisconsin must meet the space age challenge by taking a good look at teacher needs and by reappraising the curriculum and educational programs in pri- mary and secondary schools. lie said salary adjustments for teachers in specialized categories may be necessary, and that teach- er salaries should "reflect the ef- fort of those who make consistent efforts to improve their profes- sional qualifications." Kuehn said that evaluation must be made of whether the lime of teachers is used for teaching pur- poses "so their training is not wasted by their carrying out du- ties non-professional workers could handle." He also called again for legisla- tion to require four years of teacher training. He said the re- quirement should provide a rea- sonable lime for compliance. David Carlcy, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant gover- nor, said at Green Bay that a statistical study shows that south eastern Wisconsin will show the strongest growth for the next 20 years, but then will be equalled or replaced by the cast-central area for the no.xt two decades. Wanted to Be Consulted First; New Talks Slated UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Castro's annoy- ance over being bypassed by Soviet Premier Khrushchev caused the Cuban leader to reject U.N. inspection of Soviet missile removal, a high U.N. source said today. The source said that Castro was aggrieved because Khrushchev had not consulted him before agreeing with President Kennedy that U.N. inspectors could be sent to Cuba to verify the dismantling of Soviet missiles. These disclosures came as Act- ing Secretary-General U Thant plunged into a new scries of diplo- matic talks in an effort to get the Cuban peace effort back on the track. Informed sources said Castro had given him an outright rejec- tion at their first meeting in Ha- Blockade, Air Checks Renewed WASHINGTON (AD U.S. Navy ships resumed Iheir arms blockade of Cuba al daybreak to- day and air surveillance was or- dered renewed after Fidel Castro evidently refused to agree to U N. inspection of Soviet missile with- drawals. Washington oflieials probably will want to verify with aerial photos a report by U Thant. act- ing secretary-general, that all So- viet missiles would be taken down by Friday and removed fiom Cuba soon afterward. Thant said he was reliably informed of this Wednesday in Havana. The blockade, suspended during two clays of evidently liuitless ne- gotiations between Thant and Fi- del Castro, was due to go back into force al dawn Its assignment, as before, is to keep additional of- fensive weapons out ol Cuba. Pierre Salinger, presidential press secretary, said U.S photo reconnaissance planes would go back into action "in the absence of effective U.N. arrangements" with Castro for supervising the missile base dismantling piomised by the Soviet Union. Return Pilot's Body Salinger left vague just when .surveillance will start again alter the two-day break. Apparently this was intended to avoid tipping oft Cuban antiaircraft batteries which fired on unarmed U.S. icconnais- 7 Sund New President Of Kiwanis Club ROUNDUP the wlndup of the evening's entertainment at the Mead Field UNICEK roundup Wednesday niffhl, Ed (Moon Man) Brcdow selected and crowned the "king and queen" of UNICEF. They are Mary Frances GeorRc. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry George. 211 tth Ave. S., and Morris Olds, B, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olds, CM 17th Ave. S. Collections chairmen have been asked to turn in UNICEF donations to the Wood County National Bank so that a eom- plete financial report may he made as early as possible. Individuals wishing to make may also take them to the bank. Clarence Sund was elected president of the Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club at its meeting Wed- vana Tuesday, bul had been much more agreeable on Wednesday. May Accept Later The belief was expressed in high U.N. circles thai Castro might accept the U.N. inspection plan after his present mood pass- es. Diplomatic informants in Wash- ington said Castro had delivered a hitler tirade in his talks with Thant and accused Khrushchev of having sold him down the river. A spokesman for Thant said this was "completely The spokesman also denied Washing- Ion reports saying Thant had had a most unpleasant trip to Cuba. U.S. Ambassador Acllai E. Ste- venson had an afternoon appoint- ment to see Thant. Dismantled By Friday Thant said on his return from Havana Wednesday night he had been reliably informed the bases would be dismantled by Friday and the Soviet equipment shipped out of Cuba son afterward But Thant said nothing about ar- rangements for U.N. verification of the Soviet withdrawal, the pur- pose of his trip. This omission, plus the return with him of the military aides he had taken as a nucleus of the inspcclion group, was lakcn as evidence Castro would not agree lo the foreign in- spcetion Soviet First Deputy Premier Anastas T. Mtkoyan left Moscow early today for talks with the 7 3 Injured as Pursued Auto Strikes Pole Tlnee teen-agers, who were among eight of a car being pursued by police early to- day, were injured when the auto smashed into a highway sign and- electrical power pole on County Trunk Z a half mile east of Ne- koosa. Treated at Rivvrvicw Hospital were Diane Ironside, 15. 2120 Chestnut St who received a shoulder injury, and Kay Hilborn, 17, Rt. 2, a chest iniury. Receiv- ing a nose injury and hump over his, right eye was Gordon Bates, 1C, 1WO Washington St who was not taken to the hospital. Lost Control Ac-cording to police, the driver, Richard Engcl, 20. 2341 Plover Rcl was attempting to elude a Port Edwards squad car which began the chase as he drove ncsday night. He and other newly through the village. He lost con- elected officers will lake office trol of his car at the intersection of County Trunk Z and Highway about a.m., causing damage. Engcl was charged by county police with reckless driving and by Port Edwards police with jan i Serving with Sund will be TKpmas Majeska, president-elect; Matt Knedlc, secretary, and George Schmidt, treasurer. Named as directors of the club were Donald Duckart, the Rev. Leon Tice, Dr. Douglas Hambach. the Rev. Donald Minnick, Thomas collision on Highway 13 Wilson Eldon Everetts and Dan south of the city at Meyer. I speeding. Two persons were injurert in a mile a.m. ACCIDENTS-Fage 7