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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1962, Abilene, Texas gfoflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82NO YEAR, NO. 131 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Preu (IP) Red Tanker Intercepted, Allowed to Go on Way c WHATZZAT? It's the Madison Junior High cheer leaders clopping their megaphones over their heads, protecting their hairdos from pesky West Texas winds so they'll be pretty when the Reporter-News takes their picture. Girls will be girls, even at the junior high age. For the finished product, with every strand of hair in place, see picture on Pg. 2-A. (Staff Photo) UN Diplomats Hold Little Hope Crisis Will Be Frozen UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (APIjon Thant this morning. held little hope today! U.S. delegation sources said that Acting Secretary-General U Kennedy stressed the need for Thant's call for a freeze in the certain guarantees before even! Thant acted after representa- tives of 45 small powers asked him to try to freeze the situation and avert a military collision be- Juban crisis would succeed. The Considering Thant's suggestion. Soviet Union was expected to turn President reportedly cited tween the United States and the t down and the United States the key issue would be a Soviet Union. reported ready to accept only .guarantee that the Soviet offen- undcr certain conditions. !sive missiles in Cuba would be Thant told the Security Council dismantled as demanded in his he had sent an appeal to Presi- dent Kennedy to suspend the U.5. naval blockade and to Pi Khrushchev to hold up arm; ments to Cuba for two or three weeks while the disputants md try to settle their differences U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Ste kept in touch with Washi- ngton as officials there worked on President Kennedy's reply to Tiant's appeal. Stevenson paid a 20-minute call In an effort to break an almost certain deadlock over opposing proclamation. and Soviet resolutions before A Soviet mission spokesman the Security Council, two neutral President Said Putting Conditions on UN Appeal .WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy is reported ready to tell U Thant. acting secretary-general of the United Nations, that he could accept the Burmese diplo- mat's plea tor a two-week freeze of the Cuban blockade only under certain conditions. Authoritative sources said Ken- reply could be termed a conditional acceptance, or at least! not a complete turndown. These sources said Kennedy's reply was in the hands of U.N. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson. But White House press secretary Pierre Salinger insisted at mid- morning that the message had not yet left the White House. There was no word there on when it might be delivered or made public. Informants said Kennedy wel- comes Thant's motives in asking the Soviet Union to stop sending war materiel to Cuba and asking this country to suspend its quar antine of Cuba for two weeks. State Department officials clined to spel guarantees before even consider-idown. They conceded, however ing the secretary-general's sugges-that the conditions Kennedy will Imake in his reply are stringent. lion. Kennedy is also reported to be restating in the message the whole problem of Soviet missiles already in Cuba. The Thant suggestion is understood to have avoided this dressed to him. question, dealing only with further Soviet bloc deliveries to Cuba. The Thant request, officials here stressed, is not being turned The Stale Departmen' had no in- formation on whether Soviet Pre- mier Khrushchev has already re- plied to the Thant message ad- Before the Kennedy response was drafted, there was consulta- tion with Stevenson in New York, officials said. Flood Report Hit By Commissioners By BILL SHELL Reporter-News Staff Writer letter requesting a written report! on the present status of work done _., for the City of Abilene. Iheir rec- Cily Commissioners m Imorning expressed general bg and plans isfaction with a flood control allernatives (0 the Corps of de-jport given last week by Forrest out the conditionsland Cotton. Dallas consult.nt en-( Commissioner Truman Kirk led iniieu in vni. in-- u...., i i J Kennedy made in his proposedjsmeers. The subject came up dui-( message to Thant. but they a workshop meetin; djscussion of whether firmed that the President stressed! City Manager R. M. the the necessity of getting certainiwas instructed to send the firm a h order an additional of work firm by saying, "I don't Important Town Captured NEW DELHI. India 'API- Chinese Communists have cap- tured the important northeast In- dian town ol Towang, a Defense Ministry spokesman announced today. Towang lies on the old India- Tibet trade route between the Tibetan and Ghutan borders alwut 60 miles north northwest of Udal- guri. The spokesman announced that Towang fell Wednesday after bit- ter fighting. Chinese Communist troops arc advancing in most areas, he added. Defense Minister V. K. Krishna Menon was coming under mount- ing fire because of the ineffective- ness of India's resistance on the frontier. Prime Minister Nehru was reported to be defending him. Leading newspapers joined sen- ior members of the Congress Par- ty in the attacks on Nehru's clos- est associate Some Congress members demanded Mcnon's res- ignation. "It looks as if someone is spreading a ceremonial red carpet (or the advancing Red Chinese along the entire northeast fron- said one party leader who with 29 others criticized Menon severely In a meeting with Nehru Tuesday. The government meanwhile ad- mitted steady Chinese advances all along the northeast boundary, as much as 37 miles in some areas and indicated the Commu- nisls hnd captured most of their objectives in the disputed area in the northwest, Ladakn sector Kashmir. Congress party crlllci charged Menon "kept IM all in the dark V. K. KRISHNA MENON under fire by painting a rosy picture of our eastern defenses." "In no place has the Indian army held ground since the mas- sive Chinese assault began on Saturday, and every day it is the same tale of so many pockets fall- ing to the advancing one of them said. The Times of India said Menon was "astonishingly casual" in ad- mitting the defense arrangements in the northeast were "found to be inadequate by later events" aft- er his assurances that they were adequate. The newspaper called this "a confession of failure." The Hindustan Time.-) accused the defense minister of "making some most ambiguous statements, not calculated to convince the country of the government's will and determination to resist." said Khrushchev's reply to of the council proposed had not yet been received, Thant confer with the prin- a turndown was generally parties in the dispute in an to ease the crisis. Thant conferred with Cuban Ambassador Mario stegui, but there was no 1. tion of the latter's .omr The United States already llu said it can not accept a appeal to halt the blockade both the Soviet Union and BM have made plain they have no tention of stopping the arms Iwl VI up in Thant appealed to the Sweden (AP) States, the Soviet Union and Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel "to enter into negotiations for literature today. diately, even this night if 60-year-old California-born who rose to fame with his "The Grapes of is sixth American to win the lit- CD this year worth For 30 years, Steinbeck has Here turning out best sellers-many became prize-winning stage plays and and gained a reputation as a chronicler of so- justice in the United States. Still writings in recent years showed a versatility that emerged in his latest book, "Travels with Mayor C. R. Kinard questioned Thursday morning the an oft-whimsical story of U.S. travels with his dog Char- of a Civil Defense exercise scheduled in Abilene Nov. 18. in view of the present Cuban i Steinbeck, author of 27 books, was cited by the prize committee! 'for his at one and the same time The question came up during a City Commisi-ion workshop and imaginative writings, distinguished as they are by a which Civil Defense Director humor and a social i Timberlake requested I of the Mayor and Commissioners as judges and evaluators at heard about the! award at his home in Sag Harbor, His wife told reporters it was After some discussion, great thrill" for him. sioners appeared to be in went into the rough al of the material for his novels. For Timberlake explained that Grapes of a hard- exercise is a test of hospital novel about "Okies" flee- ties and that no sirens will the dust bowl of Oklahoma, he used during the exercise, the migrants and shared will begin at Fair Park at hardships. p.m. Sunday, Nov. as "the 20th century Kinard raised the question Tom's this book- as a full scale exercise, him international fame and might be some confusion honors, including the Pulitz- Abilene residents and Prize in 1940. Its publishers "It might be better to put it the story was read by more Timberlake pointed out that 4 million persons within a exercise was "planned prior and was necessary in Winter of Our der to test CD facilities. most recent novel, published want Taylor County to know year, deals with a small-town we he England grocery clerk who In other business, a bank robbery as a quick ers heard City Manager R. of regaining his family's lost Tinstman announce the With the loot he hopes to and open house of a new fire the social status that de- tion at 1909 Stamford. The when the family went tion is to be held at 9 a.m. Nov. with an open house scheduled in the evening. The station was opened last week. Also discussed was the disposal of two closed fire stations and American winners of the V'obel Prize for literature were Sinclair Lewis. Eugene O'Neill, 'earl Buck. William Faulkner and Srnest Hemingway. Thomas Stearns Eliot, Ameri- fire truck. The item will be on the afternoon meeting also won the award, but after becoming a British subject. Nobel committee rated Burleson, with his predecessors. "Among the masters of modern American literature who have al- At Cuba been awarded the rom Sinclair Lewis to Ernest JOHN STEINBECK no one work Soviets1 Word Taken on Cargo WASHINGTON 'API-A block- ading U.S. Navy ship today inter- cepted a Soviet tanker but al- owed it to continue toward Cuba. The Pentagon said a dozen other Soviet ships apparently turned back for fear of running into the U.S. ban on Cuban arms ship- ments. Thus there still was no direct showdown, or war- incident, in Cuban U.S.-Soviet provoking waters as the U.S. quarantine of the island went into its second day. Apparently, the tanker was not Wins Related stories, pictures, 3-A, 4-A, 6-A, 8-A, 20-A, 10-B temperament also expressed In his youth, Steinbeck saw life this great feeling for nature, for in the raw in half a dozen jobs, the tilled soil, the waste land, the1 ranging from bricklaying to war mountains and the ocean coasts, reporting, all an inexhaustible source of in- Steinbeck told an interviewer a spiration to Steinbeck in the midst year ago he felt he has grown of, and beyond, the world'of hu- more intense and more mature! to Khrushchev's decision boarded by the Navy. The Penta- gon said only that it was ascer- tained not to be carrying contra- band weapons. Washington informants said the tanker was hailed by the Navy ship and questioned about its cargo. The tanker captain said he carried only petroleum. Since the tanker had left its Communist port long before the blockade was announced Monday, and there was no known evidence that tankers had been used to carry weapons, these sources said the ship was allowed to proceed. The Navy's forebearance in not boarding the tanker, the inform- ants said, was aimed at getting across to Soviet Premier Khrush- chev that the United States was not in Cuban waters with a chip on its shoulder looking for a ight. Viewed in this light the inci- dent appeared to be a significant part of the current diplomatic in- terchange, comparable in some man beings." I with the years. IN NEW, OLD CHARTER not to force the issue by sending through the blockade vessels cer- tain to be stopped, turned back or sunk. The Washington view was that both the turnabout of some So- viet ships, and the free passage of the tanker, would have a pro- found bearing on intense efforts at the United Nations and else- where to develop some kind of formula to pull the U.S.-Soviet Despite protestations from Abi-. The state law 1269m section over Cuba back jlene Charter Commissioners and charges a city's chief executive from tne eciSe of nuclear war. backers of the proposed with the hiring of a police chief, i Arthur Sylvester, assistant sec- new charter, opponents have subject to confirmation by theiretary of defense read this an- nouncement "It now appears that at least Manager authority to hire the po- adopted the civil service plan and a dozen Soviet vessels have lice chief. in April of the same year, passed turned back, presumably because "This power should lie in the an ordinance naming the city, according to the best of our in- hamls of the critics of manager chief executive of they might have been Manager's Hiring Authority 'Same' maintained that the new city city's "legislative body." handbook should not give the City in January of 1948, Abilene Charter Commissioners out that city. John Crutchfjeld have enough information about what we've got." Referring to the oral report last week, he suggested, "Maybe they Jean write better than they can talk." Mayor C. R. Kinard agreed. "I (hink their presentation was rath- er poor." At one point in the dis- cussion, he spoke of the study a "pig in a and said, "this open-end deal concerns me great- ly." Commissioner Cleve Cullers said. "I'm not agreed how we're going to solve it, but we need some action." Last week, Jim Cotton of the Dallas firm told commissioners his firm had concluded its study of a Corps of Engineers flood con- trol survey for Abilene and that its findings agreed substantially with the Engineers' report as to the need for flood control protec- tion. He recommended expenditure of about additional for n study of upstream flood control reservoirs, a nlan which had been rejected by the Corps as too ex- pensive. Commissioner George Keerwer said if the engineering firm's study was merely going to verify FORT WORTH holds his own. independent in posi- the Corps of Engineers study he men from Texas and five other! tjon and the acad- did not favor continuing it. Southwestern states gathered emy's citation said. "There is in During his report last week. Cot-ihere today for a confidential bnef-lhim a strain of humor which to ton also made mention of the pos- jng on the Cuban crisis. some extent redeems his often sibility of reducing Abilenc's Reps. Jim Wright of Fort Worth cruel and crude motif. His sympa- million plus share of the mil-j and Wright Pntman 01 Tcxarkanalthies always go out to the op- lion project by using narrower, :wcrc designated co-hosts at a pressed, the misfits and the dis- Ktnnn i. r i 1 lluncheoii before the briefing. tressed, he likes to contrast the See FLOOD, IS. 3-A, Col. 3 NEWS INDEX Abilene s city manager attw cjty commissioner has been empowered with this re- presenUy a member sponsibihty by state civil service charter Commission _ Wednesday, "Opponents of the proposed charter should rec- lognize this. Those who complain (that the city manager should not appoint the police chief, should War II, and a local ordinance. All Market Indexes Off BULLETIN Dow Jones industrials were off 5.62 at the end of the fifth hour [carrying offensive materials, former city "However, Lhe first Russian ship that proceeded through the of thejarea patrolled by our naval forces a Soviet tanker. "It was ascertained by the U.S. naval vessel which intercepted her that the tanker had only petroleum aboard. "Since petroleum is not present- contact their state representative j, as prohibited material Perhaps that representative could Lnder President Kennedy's pro- have the law changed. clamation setting up the quaran- "But, neither the present nor tine, the tanker was allowed to proposed charter can do contrary to state he added. Under the present charter, sec- ............._ lion 43 gives the city this particular ship. "The Navy satisfied itself that no prohibited material was authority to hire all employes of of trading on the New York Stock the city, with certain exceptions. Exchange Thursday, Parker, Fordj Si Co. here reported. Rails were off .14 and utilities chief. This duty is left to the off 1.17 at the same hour. Trading through the end of the fifth hour totaled shares. WEATHER Included among these excep- "The encounter took place shortly after 8 o'clock, Daylight Time this morning." lions is the hiring of the police; Sylvester said he could not pro- City Commission. "This provision is in direct con- vide any further details at this time. The Pentagon announcement flict with the state law and the came after a similar report from city's James Van Zandt, R-Pa., Crutchfield. jwho attended a Stole Department he admits, "in actual regional briefing in New York for practice, neither the present 'charter nor state law, nor the proposed charter, stops the City Commission from hiring whom they want as police chief." In practice, just how do the or- II. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER nrREAU mat, PC. IS-A) ________ ___I VICINIT. _____ ._ miles) Cloudy this afternoon, partly cloudy toniKht and Friday. HUfh 60-ti5. low tonight 40-45. High Frid NORTH CENTRAL AND TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy today t and Friday, cooler today and ionium. A dmance, state law, and present little wanner in north Friday. Low to- niKht 3B to 48. HiKh Frid; NORTHWEST TEXAS in north, cl riday in Partly cloudy ........nudincss In south 'Inuciy toniKht and Friday, iloudincss In south _____ ind Friday. Cooler today and tonichl. Scattered llflnt frost in north toniKht. A little warmer Friday. Low tonicht 35 to 43. High Fri TEMPERATURES Thun. a.m 58 59 5S 66 62 XI SECTION A ObltMrtti 13 To Good HnMi 14 luliniii Ntwi SICTION I MWI.........2-) 5 II Uttorioh I... C' Dowdy, TV 'luncheon before the briefing. The briefing, one of five held simple joy of life with the brutal lacross the nation by the State andiand cynical craving for Defense Departments, was called But in him we find the to provide legislators secret infor- mation 20 congressional leaders received Wednesday from Presi- dent Kennedy. Texas Sens. John Tower and Ralph Ynrborough were absent. Tcxns representatives expect- ed here were: George Mahon, K ilinri temperature for 24 hour period ending a.m.: 73 and 90, liiah and low lor date last today: :5fl; luruwt tonlcfnt Bnromrter rewtinr at noon: inchM. Humidity noon: 40 Omar Burleson, Clark Thompson, Graham Purccll, Boh Casey, nay Roberts, J. T. Rutherford, John Who Hires, Fires At City Hall? (See editorial, Page 14-B) charter operate? Does the city manager have ultimate authority congressmen and governors of 11 Northeastern states. Van Zandt told newsmen the briefing session was told the Rus- sian tanker's captain furnished in- formation to the Navy that he was carrying petroleum and was allowed to proceed toward Cuba. Speaking shortly after 11 a.m. in hiring of the police chief? Crutchfield was city Van Zandt said the interception taken place "two or thfee sioher when Abilene's present po- lice chief. Warren Dodson, was selected. Dodson, then a police captain, was appointed during the June 27, 1957 commission meet- ing. Also on the commission at that time was charter commissioner some supply ships from the Cuban Garvin Beauchamp, plus Webb and Felix H Rosser Tom hours ago." Thus there was still no U.S.- Soviet showdown on the blockade front, as anxious diplomats sought a peaceful way out of the emer- gency. Earlier there were reports that the Russians had diverted President Kennedy was report- F. Winters was mayor and H. holding the door open for a 'summit meeting with Soviet Pre- mier Nikita Khrushchev if the right conditions developed. But he also was said U) be sticking Nabors was city manager. All commissioners and the mayor, plus city secretary Lila Fern Martin and City Attorney Dan Sorrells. were present at the to his overriding objective of meeting. icliniinating Soviet nuclear missile The minutcj of the meeting re-'biises in Cuba. fleet that Nabors presented resig- nations of then-chief W. B. Mc- Donald and asst. chief Tom Sum- mers. Webb moved the commis- sion accept Die resignations; Crutchfield seconded the motion. Ret CHARTER, Pf. t-A, C4. 4 The President was reported to- day ready to toll U Thant, acting secretary general of the United Nations, that he could accept the U.N. official's plea for a two week freeze on the Cuban Mock- TANKER, Pf. 1-A, ;