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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS !T 82ND YEAR, NO. 126 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, JFK ORDERS CU 0 AGES IN TWO SECTIONS Frew PAGE ONE Sid Wells, Roscoe funeral home owner, tells about his wile's aunt who became ill at her Hamilton home and was preparing for a trip to the hos- pital. They were helping her pack and she was called on for de- cisions on what to and not to take. Yes, she would take that gown. Yes, she would take that jar of cream. No, she wouldn't take that Presbyterian magazine. "The Lord certainly knows I'm a Presbyterian." And what about this Bible? "Better put it the good woman said. "I might need to cram for the finals." Now is the time, just before the first freeze slips in to nip late maturing tomatoes and peppers, for the composition of relishes to grace the wintertime (iinnertables and brighten the bowls of dried beans soon to be set before us. Some are making chowchow, some relishes sweet, mild or hot. Others prefer pickling pep- pers. And, any who would tangle with the law should know in ad- vance, policemen are among these Peter Pipers. We won't say (hat the offi- cials down at what some repor- ters refer to as the "cop shop" are tough. But they find liquid fire tasty. Police Capt. F. M. Pruitt sug- gests a simple way to bottle gastronomical dynamite, a rec- ipe which must have come from a dear, gentle, little lady. You put hot peppers in a quart jar. Dump in a tablespoon of salt. Cover with half-and-half white vinegar and water. Let them preserve themselves and Ihey will, in turn, preserve the digestive track. Then there is a concoction which is something of a police department speciality. Police Chief Warren Dodson credits the potent recipe to Mrs. C, A. Vetclo, wife of the assistant chief. It is known simply as "Hot Stuff." The formula: Cut off the ends, split and re- move part of the seeds from two and a half to three pounds of banana peppers. The seeds determine the hotncss, the chief says. For cast iron throals, leave about a third of the seeds. For those who like relish really hoi. leave about half of them. Grind the peppers and five large onions. Add a quarter pound garlic. (Two two-ounce boxes will do it.) Put on gloves and mix the stuff. The chief says he is se- rious about the gloves. The brew will burn. Pour over the mixture a third cup of salt, cover with water and let stand for two hours. Drain, cover with water and drain again. Add a quarter cup cooking oil, one and a quarter cups vinegar, two cups water and bring to a boil. Let boil hard for a half- hour and seal in hot jars. (Chief prefers gallon jar.O Hot Stuff is recommended by Dodson for dinner, for and with the breakfast eggs. It will get you wide and teary- eyed awake of a morning. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sport! 1-9 Oil mwa 11 SECTION ObiKncitu Womtn'i newt CoMtl RitHt-TV toft TV Sent Firm mwi, 10 10 11 CUBAN MISSILE points to places within circled area of more than nautical miles which President Kennedy in his speech to the nation said were within range of present missile bases in Cuba. (AP WirephotoJ Military Officers Quiet on Effects IF SEARCH REFUSED U.S. Prepared To Sink Ships Officers of Abilene's military arms declined to comment late Monday on whether their units lave been placed on an alert status in connection with Presi- dent Kennedy's announcement that Cuba will be blockaded by American forces. The Abilene-based units include the 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing, he 64th Troop Carrier Wing, Nike- Hercules missile batteries and the Atlas missile complex. Col. William L. McDowell Jr., 96th commander, said late Mon- day night he could make no com- ment on the status of his organi- zation following the speech by President Kennedy. His public re- lations officer also stated that "we nave no comment whatever." Although officials of the 9fith, Strategic Air Command unit, lere declined to comment on the situation, a Pentagon spokesman in Washington said Monday night that the United Slates has ordered Ihe SAC and other military forces on a vigilant alert around the world. This, he said, was one of sever- al measures taken along with the ordering of a naval "quarantine" blockade which will attempt to keep any ships carrying offensive weapons away from Cuba. He indicated the alert of SAC's nuclear bombers and missiles and of U. S. forces, including those in Berlin and West Germany, was a Reaction of West Texas Congressmen, Pg. 1-B precautionary measure in case the Russians should make any countermove, Associated Press re- ported. Army Maj. John Strippling, exec- utive officer of the 517th Artillery Battalion said, "We know of no units alerted." He pointed out, however, that the anti- aircraft firing batteries at Lake Fort Phantom Hill and Barkeley are operational and ready at all times. Maj. Stripling said later that "we have to rely on our higher headquarters for any information on an alert status. We have to maintain a strictly know-nothing attitude at this time." Col. Burl VV. McLaughlin, com- mander of the 64lh, also said his troop carrier wing had received no alert, but added, "We are readying our planes, getting them all into top shape." The 64th, as a Tactical Air Com- mand unit, is part of the STRIKE Command, a combined Air Force- Army striking force designed for quick reaction to any point in the world. Under .Col. McDowell's com- mand in Abilene are not only B-47 jet bombers, but the 578th Strate- gic Missile Squadron. The squad- ron commander is Col. Ray Cole. WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is ready to sink every Communist bloc ship head- ed for Cuba which refuses to stop and be searched under the block- ade, a defense spokesman said Monday night. He said this country's blockade fleet, now being deployed, will or- der any ship of any nation obvi- ously bound for Cuban ports to stop and undergo search by a boarding party if necessary. A spokesman, under a barrage of questions, made it clear that force would be used if necessary in any case. In discussing the big force of blockade ships now steaming to- ward intercept position, the spokesman outlined the procedure this way: Air and sea patrols will be watching vessels move toward Cuba. Their positions will be re- ported by observation planes and ships. Warships will move in to intercept. They will hail the Cu- ban-bound ship. If it stops, a boarding party will be sent aboard to look over the manifest. If offensive weapons or long- range missiles or strategic-type aircraft, for instance, are found, the captain of the ship will be told he can head for any port oth- er than Cuba. If he refuses to change hi, course, "We will use force to compel him." Force also will be used if a ship refuses to stop for search. A reporter asked the spokes- man "Are you prepared to sink Soviet The spokesman re- plied with one crisp word: TANKS IN BATTLE More on crisis, Pg. 10-A A Defense Department spokes- man said Soviet missilemen are manning rockets n Cuba on mobile launch pads aimed at key American cities in- cluding Washington. The spokesman showed report- ers reconnaissance photographs of mobile medium-range missiles in place near their launchers. He said this country has no firm information on whether nuclear warheads are there, too, but that it was "inconceivable" that the missiles would be emplaced with- out accompanying warheads. The spokesman said U.S. aerial reconnaissance, sharply increased on President Kennedy's orders last week, also had spotted the early stages of construction of longer range missiles, which it is estimated could reach more than miles and threaten all but the northwest corner of the United States. The reconnaissance photo- graphs, enlarged 30 times, showed two launchers with several mis- siles on trucks nearby. It was indicated that the pres- ence of these offensive-type mis- siles was definitely established to the government's satisfaction only Sunday, alter nearly a week of round-the-clock study by literally hundreds of photo interpretation experts. The spokesman declined to say how the photographs were taken other than to describe the planes which did the work as military reconnaissance crafts. The spokesman said the mobile medium-range missiles were in- stalled "rather recently." BLOCKADE Reds Increase Nuclear Threat By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy ordered a U. S. "quarantine" blockade of Cuba Monday night, saying the Soviets are sending Prime Minister Fidel Castro offensive weapons able to rain nuclear destruc- tion on all the Americas. Kennedy spoke in a grim emergency nationwide radio- television address in which he disclosed that, despite past Soviet assurances to the contrary, offensive atomic, missile sites are being built in Cuba and Soviet jet bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons have arrived there. Kennedy outlined a seven-point program for fast military and dip- lomatic action to stop Cuba from being built up as a Communist launching base against the hemis- phere and sent a letter to Soviet search for peaceful and perma- Premier Khrushchev calling for a nent solutions." halt. Speedy developments amid an the President's somber announce- Text of Speech, Pg. 4-B against the Soviet Union. He coupled with this an invita- tion to Khrushchev to join in "a About the time of Kennedy's V p.m. broadcast duplicates of a atmosphere of deep crisis followed Kennedy letter to Khrushchev and copies of his speech were re- ment: ported delivered to the Department of Defense! by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow spokesman said the United States and by Secretary of State Dean is ready to sink every CommunistJRusk to Soviet Ambassador Ana- persons Monday in with the slant drilling of oil wells tional legal standing. in the East Texas Field. In a special report the grand jury also made sweeping recom- mendations to the legislature for Reds Extending Attack on India enforcement and supervision the oil and gas industry. One of the recommendations was to establish an Oil and Gas Control Commission which would take over many of the duties now performed by the Texas Railroad Commission. Dist. Ally. By HENRY S. BRADSHER NEW DELHI, India (API- Prime Minister Nehru warned Monday night that India's hide-, pendence as a nation was threat- ened as Red Chinese threw tanks into battle in some of the world's loftiest mountains and extended their attacks to a spread of miles along the Himalayan fron- tiers. The prime minister, 72, who helped lead the nation to inde- pendence 15 years ago, told his 457-million people in a 13-minute broadcast nevertheless that, "The final result will be in our favor. Charter Proponents Stress Freedom in Meeting Dotes UN story. PS. 3-A leased the names of. 13 of the persons indicted. He said indict- ments in the four other cases were being withheld so that the persons named may be taken into tinder present city charter pro- visions, the city commission holds meetings once each week. All that is prescribed in Abi- lene's charter is a meeting each and every week. Commissioners must by ordinance set meeting days and times. If voters of Abilene pass on the from city commissioners Wiley apart would place, at times, an Connally. Speaking before thcjunduc burden on the City Com- Abilene Jaycees, he charged that! "With Abilene growing, it is, and will be, necessary for the City limes when it was impossible to hold rrrotings two weeks apart. Commission to meet each week." He pointed out that there were "As he told Jaycee "At ChiMmas, for he members, "It is your responsibil- ity to see that the council will said. Kirk suggested the provision be amended to state Ji voicrs 01 ADiicnc pass on inu proposed new charter Nov. 6, the eaeh and cvcry weck; commission, which would then be When including this provision in 'bul Ulcy sllou'a called City Council, would find it- self with new meeting rules. According to the proposed new charter, the council "shall meet in regular session... at least twice each month, which meetings shall be at least one week apart, at meetings such times as prescribed by reso-, lution." the proposed new charter, Charter Commission members discussed aP.art-' that twice- bc held, least one long and intricately the question. Commissioners agreed that the of meeting dates for the com-samc aim could be accomplished mission jby hirk's suggestion and mcor- porated it into the charter. The first provision called for Kjrk did _ twice-monthly but, of mectings. Hc "such meetings would be weeks apart." two It further states additional meet-, provision at first, seemed ings may be established "at such satisfactory to Charter Comrnis- said the provision stating com- issioncrs could, by ordinance establish more meetings, was safe- times as may be prescribed by sioners. Charter Commission members resolution." I Then, city commissioner Tru-ihavc pointed out that the City Special meetings of the Kirk appeared before thejcouncil, at the first meeting fpl- shall be called by the City lo voicc opposltionllowcrlng the yearly election, prc- Inry upon the written request of to clause. scribes by ordinance an entire the mayor or any three council' nen. It these meeting rules that Hc said he agreed with and year's meeting dates. They added, understood the twice-monthly pro- vision, but Wt thnt calling for the caused critical comment Monday mettlngi to held two wetkf lion. however, that meetings could be set any time of the year by rtsolu- H cannot be otherwise." Sounding tired from the three days of crisis and Chinese attacks which were steadily pushing back India's frontier troops, Nehru said India must carry on the struggle because she cannot submit to the aggression or domination of a powerful and unscrupulous foe. Calling on the people to have faith and full confidence, he said no important part of the nation's five-year economic plan will be reduced. But he declared every- thing will be sacrificed if neces- sary to save Indian freedom. Nehru's warning and call for national sacrifice was sounded as Indian defense spokesmen an- nounced that Mao Tze-tung's Chi nese warriors had opened a new front in the area of Rima (for- merly only about 20 miles northwest of Burma's bor- der. Thus is at the extreme eastern end of India's northern frontiers and crow-flight miles from the western front in Ladakh. Near Pangong Lake in south- eastern Ladakh. whose brackish waters are nearly feet high, Indians lost four out of five de- fense posts, one of them to an attack by Chinese tanks, the In- dians reported. In this drive the Chinese were threatening Chushul, site of In- dia's only landing strip in the area. In the entire Ladakh area the Indians lost eight outposts by capture and seven others by evac- uation. Thera were signs, too. of an impending attack at Ixtngju, in the center of the northeastern sector, where the Chinese were reported concentrating a power- ful force. Although the fighting xas spreading and apparently grow ing In intensity, there was still no word arto casualties although they have ben reported heavy en both I PRESIDENT KENNEDY speaking to nation AP wirertioto) bloc ship headed for Cuba which refused to stop for a search. The 17 Indicted In Slant Oil Well Driling LONGVIEW, Tex. (AP) The Gregg County Grand Jury re- blockade, which against planes against offensive weapons but not nonmilitary necessities like food or medicine. connection laws designed to strengthen the Gander, Nfld. of could apply toly F. Dobrynin here. Kennedy's letter was described as similar to the speech. U.S. later, applies authorities said it included the possibility of a Kennedy-Khru- shchev meeting if such would be fruitful, though a two-man sum- Navy said at San Juan, mit conference was not directly Puerto Rico, that the more than'proposed. Foreign Reactions Foreign reaction to Kennedy's ships and men assem- bled for announced annual Carib- bean exercises now are sustain- dramatic announcement varied, ing the blockade of Cuba. The British Foreign Office said United States summoned the disclosure of the Red buildup the Organization of American in Cuba will shock the whole States to an emergency world, here at 9 a.m. Tuesday in expec- A West German spokesman tation that the inter-American welcomed "the determination of turned 71 indictments against 17 group will approve the U.S. pro- the U.S. government to counter gram, thereby giving it interna-the dangers arising from the 'situation." Kennedy, ia his talk said it has stopped: Soviet planes bound for Cuba and See CLBAN. pg- the Caribbean Canadian air Cols- from landing at, bases, such as Walker Files Libel Suit OXFORD, Miss. Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker filed _....._ ___w_ libel suit against The Associated Press Monday for million. Formal Proclamation State Department officials pre- pared a formal proclamation to: be issued Tuesday after the OAS' action. Kennedy used the world "quar- antine" to describe the naval ring around Cuba, since "blockade" Ralph Prince re- implies an act of war. State De- ever, that the U.S. act included the essential elements of a block- visit and search. At the United Nations, U.S. Am- :ustody or make bond before bassador Adlai K. Stevenson their identity is made public. Prince listed 13 of the persons indicted and the charges against them as: E. W. Scales, Longview, theft. L. D. Murphy, Kilgore, theft, conspiracy to commit theft and acceptance of a bribe. Charles Lutes, Longview, theft. J. W. Tyner, Tyler, accomplice to theft, conspiracy to commit a theft. G. U. Yoachum, Kilgore, con- spiracy to commit a theft, con- spiracy to bribe. A. E. McCubbin, Kilgore, theft, conspiracy to commit a theft, conspiracy to bribe. Nelson Decker, Kilgore, theft, conspiracy to commit a theft and acceptance of a bribe. George Jordan, home town not given, theft and bribery. R. E. Owens, Kilgore, accom- plice to theft. Robert W. Matthews, Kilgore, acceptance of a bribe. See OIL PROBE, Pg. 6-A, Col. 3 called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to take place Tuesday afternoon. He sought a Security Council order for imme- diate dismantling and withdrawal of all offensive weapons in Cuba. Kennedy warned in his speech that any atomic attack against any nation in the Western Hemis- phere would bring full retaliation AN EDITORIAL WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Mip. Pr 5-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY {Radius 40 miles) Fair through Wednesday. No rain in prospect. Hlxh Tuesday and Wed- nesdny about 80. Low Tuesday night 55. NORTH CENTRAL. NORTHEAST TEX AS Generally fair Tuesday through Wednesday. Cooler Tuesday and Tuesda; night. A little warmer Wednesday. Higi Tuesday In 70s. NORTHWEST TEXAS Generally fail Tuesday throurh Wednesday. Cooler Tuesday and Tuesday night. Scattered frost likely I'anhandte Tuesday A little warmer Wednesday. High "Tuesday 65-75. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Fair and cool, er Tuesday through Wednesday. High Tuesday 70 BO. TEMPERATURES Mon. a.m. .Man. p.m. 53 W 51 87 54 89 51............ 86 52............ R5 55 75 50 89 65 74 711 II High low (or 24-nourii rndlnf 9 p.m.: A7 and 50. HIgIt Mi) low tame date Lit year: Smart IM nllhl: SiMl IlinrlM HBJIM: fcMunir at 11 P.m.: M.ll> M It ML It I claiming he was damaged in sto- ries about rioting at the Univer- sity of Mississippi. Walker, in the suit filed in La- fayette County Circuit Court here, asked SI million actual and million punitive damages. The stories dealt with Walker's role in the night of rioting that followed the arrival of Negro James H. Meredith on the "Ole Miss" campus, Sept. 30. Associated Press headquarters said there would be no comment on the filing of the suit. Bold Action Only Course to Take President Kennedy has committed the military might of the United States across the path of Soviet aggression in Cuba. Amid the clamor of the last six weeks for drastic action, the President waited for unmistakable proof of intent of the Russian influx of men and weapons into Cuba. Last week he got it, clear evi- dence that missiles capable of hitting any major city in the Western hemisphere with a nuclear bomb were being implanted in Cuba. The President was wise to wait; and he was wise to act quickly when the evidence of offensive ag- gression was seen. He spoke frankly to the American people and to Russia's Dictator Khrushchev. He said action was already taken to throw a naval blockade around Cuba, and he underlined that this was the "initial" step. The implication is that we will follow up with whatever military means are called for beyond that, and that we will bear whatever consequences result from the block- flfjfi Kennedy at the same moment laid the crisis in the laps of the United Nations and the Organiza- tion of American States. The President himself stressed, the danger of the blockade. Let no citizen misunderstand tht peril involved. This means the United States Navy will stop every ship of any flag, Russia's included, headed for Cuba, and search its cargo. Kennedy has done what he and the nation compelled to do. To sit complacently by in irttd' would havi been to invitf our doom. ;