Western Kansas Press (Newspaper) - November 1, 1963, Great Bend, Kansas WESTERN KANSAS PRESS THE MORNING GREAT BEND DAILY TRIBUNE STATE and AREA NEWS SPORTS FINAL MARKETS VOL. 2, NO. 48 GREAT NOVEMBER 1, 1963 ISSUE 8 PAGES SINGLE COPY PRICE 5c Experts Studying Sugar Beet Plant Kan. team will begin a tour of northwestern Kansas sugar beet fields Friday to de- termine whether locating a sugar beet refinery in the area will be The group will conduct a public hearing on the issue day night in the Goodland high school A crop of acres of beets was grown this year in northwestern Kansas and ex- treme eastern Colorado But the nearest processor of beets is 200 miles west of in Colo. The Great Western Sugar pays only the first a rail shipping charges for each ton of Farmers must pay the which normally is several A sugar beet refinery in this would eliminate the costly long-distance The inspection team is headed by Ollie Holm stead of the riculture Department's sugar He will be companied by another member of the division and agricultural specialists from Kansas State University and Colorado State William A. Davis of a beet implement dealer and said sugar companies indicate a crop of to acres is sary in an area to justify it as a site for a The Great Western Co. said the normal of a refinery is about The inspection team will assess the potential for in- creased beet growing in the area and its water available for The also will confer with beet growers in the areas principal beet ducing Sherman and Wallace in Kansas and Kit Carson and in rado Dr. Wolbur assistant director of Kansas State Un- department of cultural said the team wants to determine whether beet growers plan to continue the crop annually and whether farmers would increase their beet acreage in order to gain a refinery in the Ringler is a member of the inspection The current described by farmers as is about 6 per cent This is the sixth year beets have been grown in quantity in northwestern Lud Strnad of a member of the National Advisory worked to arrange Agriculture Department participation in the He accompany the inspection team but is not a member of it. Other members of the team are Russell an tion specialist from Kansas State and Dr. Rex head of Colorado of agricultural THE AGELESS skirmish in the ageless battle of the sexes will be Nov. 5 when voters in Sulphur choose seven Mrs. Verna a candidate for heads a full slate of women candidates who are trying to oust the men from control of this city of 225 The men's party is headed by Curtis who is running for Viet Men Slain In Red Train Ambush Men Clash In Late Effort to Gain Ground By PIERRE RAYMOND i miles to the in the Figuig ALGIERS Heavy area 30 miles each of Ich and at fighting was reported a a ries of along 500 miles of the disputed Morocco border Thursday as each side tried to win as much Sahara territory as possible be- fore a cease-fire goes into fect at midnight Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella and Morocco's Hassan II signed a truce agreement Wednesday night at capital of the West African republic of They returned home Thursday to hero's officials were con- cerned by reports the Soviet Union was sending tanks and ether supplies to Ben Bella via Cuba and Egypt Reports in Rabat Thursday said Morocco had decided to break diplomatic relations with Cuba and was re- calling its ambassadors from Syria and Moroccans Reported Attacking The heaviest fighting was re- ported in the vicinity of a village of persons on the old camel caravan route to rich in iron is about 450 miles west of the big Algerian army headquarters of Colomb The Moroccans were reported oii the attack Other heavy fighting was re ported at several areas nea Colomb The Moroccan reported that Algerians ha launched tank and paratroop supported assaults on the post of 50 miles northeas of Colomb Am Chair 5: Djebel El Hammar midway be- tween Colomb Bechar and Colomb once a ing area for the French For- eign Legion is miles west of Algiers and 315 miles due east of Marrakech The original fighting broke out Oct. 8 with Algerian attacks on Hassi Beida and Cook Gives Testimony GREAT BEND Roy H 56, testified in distric court Thursday that he spen two drunken nights and a day in his home while his wife's body lay on the living room Cook is charged with second degree murder in the May 8 beating death of his 54. Cook testified he hit his wife the night of May 8 during an argument and then went to bed Both had been he He arose he and discovered his wife was He covered the body with a bedspread and resumed Cook told the court he was too shaken to call Mrs. Cook's body was found May 10 by her a Mrs. Emma Cook was sleeping in a back Attorneys will present closing Friday and the case s expected go to nale jury sometime in the i Beat the Beets And Win We don't really have any thing personal against b c 3 i but we're against the study to determine if beets can be grown in large quantities m Western Songs have been sung and stories have bene told about fields of and you'll have to admit that the phrase has a certain poetic ring to it But you never hear of a song or story about fields of thought Kansas should a catchy little Using a tain amount of it was de- that since we grow so much wheat in w e should be called the Wheat We don't have to tell you what the Beet State sounds Today's i s worth and that will buy a lot of Colorado grown The puzzle is on page 3. South Viet Nam government soldiers were wounded or vanished in the ambush oi an armored train north of gon Wednesday by Viet Cong Communist a U.S. military spokesman reported The said there was no report of any Commu nist casualties in the onslaught 100 miles northeast of He said the guerrillas made off with a quantity of automatic weapons and communications South of U.S. copters continued the search for three U.S. Army men cap- tured Tuesday by Communist Gen. Huynh Van Cao commander of the South manese army's IV Corps in the Mekong offered piastres to any unit of his cues the Adm. Harry D. mander of U.S. forces in the flew in Thursday from aboard a U.S. Navy plane for tions with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and Gen. Paul D. commander of the U. S. military establishment in South Viet He was I Report from and local THE MARKET Stocks clos ed narrowly mixed Thursday on moderately active trading Complete financial pag 4. Kennedy Assures Germans U. S. Troops will Remain PEACE PROBLEM A world which has regarded the Soviet Union as hostile must now ask if the Russians can News page 2. THE WEATHER Colder with freezing in Western Kan sas Highs today be in the 50s and lows will be in the 30s. Cowman laces Sales Charges WASHINGTON -i The Agriculture Department has charged livestock dealer Step ed at the airport by hen M- Speers and American and Gen. Tran acting Farms with chairman of the Vietnamese the Packers and joint general Reporting on the ambush tire spokesman said Communists detonated a mine under the train which was returning to Bien Hoa north of It had escorted yards act in sale of cattle in a number of The said Speers engages in business as a dealer under the names of Speers Hereford Belle Pa American a of rice to a Hereford Farms with of- fices at Kansas town on the He said 8 soldiers were 10 wounded and 14 others were The Communists captured 30 sub and a four radios and four the spokesman Did He Light KANSAS Mo. A young man with a macabre sense of humor appeared at a costume parly Thursday night dressed as a Buddhist monk and carrying a can. Lou 29, said his gasoline can contained beer Belle and and In- Hereford Kansas Mo The department emphasized that none of these operations is connected in any manner with the American Hereford tion of Kansas the official registered cattle breed association The complaint against Speers and American Hereford Farms have induced cattle producers and feeders in 15 states to chase livestock based on false false and thereby causing these buyers to suffer financial loss By SMITH WASHINGTON Pres dent Kennedy said today that some U. S. logistic troops will be withdrawn from Europe but that the United States intends to keep six combat divisions in Germany as long as they are Apparently seeking to calm Germany fears of a big troop the President told a news conference that will be no change in the bat forces in even in extra forces that were sent there at the time of the 1961 Berlin crisis But referring to the entire Eu- ropean Kennedy said there would be some ments in and out with a planned reduction in non- com- bat In reply to a he indicated the re- duction might add in to as much as a But he made clear that no com- bat regiment would be w i t Answering other the President smilingly brushed aside recent ments by Sen. Barry M. and took a attitude on the political effects of the civil rights He also reported continued Soviet troop withdrawals from backed Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara in a dis- pute over a nuclear aircraft carrier and said he believed Russia was still in the moon space race despite statements by Premier Nikita S. The President said that if any troops were withdrawn they would be from such units as logistic and headquarters forces and would be relatively small so as not to affect combat Asked if the combat troops be kept at divisional he is Speculation that there would be a reduction in U.S forces in Europe began Oct 19 after Un- of Defense well in a speech to United Press International tors in said techniques such as the tion should make possible ful in U.S. overseas military In an armored division was airlifted from Texas to for hi Atlantic Treaty Organization supplied by other he replied without ing any countries that some had not and still have not met their The President added that here had been some buildup of O forces by other particularly West G e since the 1961 Berlin Kennedy said that retention of U.S. combat forces in Europe emphasized this nations com- to defend West many and Western Secretary of Dean in a speech in on Oct. 27, assured German officials that he United States would m ain its present six Army divi ions in Germany under nt But on the Other Hand Air Forte to Trim Euro peon Units By CHARLES W. PARIS The United States plans a series of sharp cuts in jet inter- ceptor and air transport units in Europe over the next nine it was learned Plans under discussion also call for stopping operations at three big air bases used by the U S. Air Force two in land and one in Details became known after Washington authorities ed that the Defense Department hoped to bring some airmen home from France and In percentage plans call for cutting bombers in land and Spam by 30 per a big air transport unit in France by 25 per cent and U S. interceptor operations in Spain by 100 per cent. Negotiations are reported to be in progress with Spain un- der which the Air Force would shut down its jet interceptor operations and turn over air defense entirely to the Spanish air The tuo air forces have shared that with U S. interest centered on defense of the big Air Command bomber bases in Plans call for the U.S. 65th Air Division in Spain by next July 1. The di- vision has two squadrons of supersonic interceptors based at and gosa air bases and one super- sonic squadron at The United States wants the Spanish air force to take over the aircraft and to send the squadron back to Air N. C. Squadrons have been ing between Moron and jet kept on 15- alert in would he reduced in number and the 7.x base probably be put on standby duty for in In the cutback plan calls for reducing the number of bombers from 59 to 4'I and closing of the four Strategic Air Command The bases are ford and Upper In cutback plans call for inactivating at Everux the 322nd Air Division has three permanent squadrons of transports and an additional squadron on rotational from there would be three rotational rons at Everux under control of the Military Air Transport headquarters in Chateau with a consequent power CHARGES Ed a conservative Republican from said Rep. Henry a liberal Democrat from San slugged him just outside the House chamber after threatening to pistol-whip zalez is holding a newspaper account of speech made by Foreman in Houston in which Foreman labeled a Gonzalez guy has got a mouth Foreman countered lost his Teachers Hold Annual FHS President Attacks Critics Kansas youngsters took a holiday from school Thursday as their teachers attended the annual convention of the Kansas State Teachers Eight sectional meetings held throughout the state drew thousands of teachers Wichita registered and Topeka about In Topeka a college president told the northeast delegates to strive for excellence in tion and cast aside the com- ments of critics who have taken on the role of educational Dr M C. pre- sident of Fort Hays State Col- advised the teachers to ask of their critics how they explain the gress in all lines of endeavor the U. S. has made in the few short years of its Cunningham hastened to that the teachers should welcome constructive criticism well meaning persons concerned about He said that American second to At Bishop Eugene M. Frank of the Missouri area of the Methodist told the teachers the fate of the world rests in great measure with them and their Dynamic new learning is the only hope for free men in a free he Teachers from Kansas and the surrounding including Johnson poured into Leavenworth for the two-day session Scheduled appearances of the headline speaker at the Topeka and meetings were Sen. Wayne notified officials he was unable to leave ington because of the im portance of legislation under consideration At Dodge Leavenworth and scheduled programs stood Total attendance at the eight sectional meetings was ed to run close to In Dodge a Washington correspondent for the Chicago Sun Times said he believes the Soviet Union was easing world tension only to gain He predicted Russia would soon re- turn to the old hard Dr. Arthur W. fessor of education at the Un- of will be the main speaker at the Dodge City meeting Solons Agree To Cut Down Aid Measure By WARREN WASHINGTON ate leaders of both agreed Thursday to an overall cut of million in the ate's billion foreign aid in an effort to save the measure from even economy As unveiled by Democratic Leader Mike Mont the new figures would scale down to the for another year of military and economic aid to friendly President Kennedy originally asked for a billion gram. The House voted Sr 5 The Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee ed a billion figure which including members of a Democratic said should be slashed by as much as SI 5 Mansfield told the Senate tlic leadership worked out the posed compromise because of that some cuts should be He termed the backtracking move a risk by a reasonable to avoid an risk the curity of the which might result from more drastic Although the proposal cut the Senate committee's in three aid cai it would increase from million to million amount proposed for President Kennedy's contingency fund for emergency Sunshine Table For Nov. 1: Sun rises at ran sets at p.m. arc Great Bend rise and sunset To de- termine local add one minute for every 15 subtract one minute for every 15 miles Apologies to Adlai Irk Flags Flown Upside Down DALLAS Maj. Gen. Edwin A. angered by apologies for abuse heaped on United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in Dallas flew five U.S. flags side down on his front lawn think Stevenson got what he Walker assisted Khrushchev in taking over Cuba and establishing it as a base of The upside down flag is an in- signal of Walker said Dallas is a in and said the flags will continue to fly inverted as long as city fathers and papers Dallas is a city entire nation is in dis- he President of the United States has called it dire And it should United Nations sellout of and pending sellout of Viet Nam and the sellout of Walker said the city is in dis- tress because of the public apologies for pickets who spat on Stevenson and struck him in the head with a picket sign last Thursday Stevenson had addressed a United Nations Day Walker declined to say er forces for which he speaks will demon fc strate when President visits Dallas Nov. 22.