Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
,Kweiyong CHINA U. S. Forces Poise To Plunge Into Laos V10VES IN SOUTHWEST PACIFIC Arrow (1) indicates U.S. carrier task force sent from Philippines into southeast Asian waters. U.S. battle group might go into Thailand Meantime in Laos pro-commonist forces continued to Wirephoto WASHINGTON (AP) Ameri- can forces throughout the United States and the Pacific area were under alert today as permission was awaited to land U.S. combat Marines in Thailand, which bor- ders Communist-embattled Laos. Thai officials were expected to agree promptly to the U.S. request for landing of the Marine force in the little kingdom. The move involving the Marines was ordered by President Ken- nedy as part of his broad strategy to bolster anti-Communist de- fenses in Southeast Asia. It also aimed at getting U.S. troops into position for quick intervention in Laos itself should he 'decide such action is necessary and de- sirable. In rapid developments: The Marine detachment of combat-ready men moved into Southeast Asian waters as part of a 7th Fleet aircraft carrier task force. Other elements of the pow- erful 7th Fleet were steaming toward the crisis .area under or- ders issued Saturday by Kennedy. The President put on alert land.- sea and air forces in the United States and the Pacific area. The alert was reported far short of j the type of warning that would be I given to troops in the event of war. Units alerted included' those of the new strike command, which can move swiftly in the event of so-called brush-fire wars. Gen, Paul D. Harkins, com- manding officer of U.S. military advisory forces in South Viet! Nam, flew to Thailand to confer with officials at Bangkok. Kennedy's order that the mili-i tary take "precautionary meas-1 ures" was designed (1) 'to put' power behind U.S. diplomatic ef- forts to end peacefully .the- new! outbreak of the Laos fighting and j (2) to be prepared for a fight if necessary. Kennedy met with his top mili- tary and diplomatic advisers Sun- day for 70 minutes, his third conference .on the Laotian situa- tion in three 'days. He cut short a scheduled stay at his Virginia country place to hold the meeting with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs .of Staff, and other officials. Undersecretary of State George Ball left the conference to appear on a television interview. He said that a peaceful settlement was possible if the Soviet Union would cooperate. Ball reported the United States had asked Russia to get Commu- nist-supported Pathet Lab troops pulled back to the cease-fire line from which they have been ad- vancing in northwest Laos for about 10 days. Restoration.of the year-old cease-fire would lead to revival of negotiations for a "gov- ernment of national union" in Laos, and Ball made clear that is the immediate U.S. objective. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily F. Kuznetsov is reported to have told British Ambassador Sir Frank Roberts in Moscow Satur- day that the Kremlin still wanted such a government. Ball said he was not certain by any means that the Soviet Union i remained in the country. The "called the shots" when the Path-' et Lao forces launched their at- tack on the Laotian town.of Nam certain defense obligations in Communist thrusts or in- area. Thailand is a member o( i filtration. the pact, and treaty protections were drawn broadly enough to cover Laos and some other coun- tries in the area that are not actual signers of the treaty. The Seato countries -held mili-' tary exercises in Thailand last month and afterward by agree- ment with the government at Bangkok a U.S. Army battle group group, part of the 27th Infantry Regiment, numbers and is based in Tha, which they took from, de-i Thailand. men southeast moralized Royal Laotian govern- ment troops. But he added: "In any event I am. certain that the 'Soviet Union has under its power means to control the situ- ation." BaH noted that under the 1954 Southeast Asia Treaty Organiza- tion pact the United States has It was reported Sunday to be still at its base 400 miles from the The Marine landing forces could be deployed in similar manner and both the Marines and soldiers would then be ready for quick movemont into Laos if ordered. Ball declined to give out any information on military moves or even to describe the scope of Kennedy's alert order. He -said military activities "will be dis- closed at the appropriate time." Military informants' indicated that the 7th Fleet task force sent into the Gulf of Siam off the Thai coast presumably included the carrier Valley Forge, which serves as a floating base for a Thai-Laotian border along the I reinforced Marine battalion of Mekong River. Officials said it i about men. This is a unit of could be moved up into border the 3rd Marine Division based on defense positions 'and indicated that as a definite possibility. At Okinawa. The division strength may run up to men, plus an the border .its mission would be air wing of to stand with Thai defenders Further development of the crisis, as assessed by U.S. offi- cials depended primarily on two factors. One 'was what Russia would do about restoring the cease-fire. The other was how the fighting-in Laos-would develop. Authorities here were by no means certain that Russia would agree to a pull back or Red forces even if it put a stop to the Pathet Lao advance and re-estab- lished the cease-fire. Meanwhile the Royal Laotian troops have shown themselves so far unable to stem the Red drive and there was no apparent hope here that they would yet be able to do so. Ball said that indications were that the Pathet Lao had not con- tinued its advances in northwest Laos Sundsy and "there has been no indication of any action else- where in Laos." He said he did not consider this lull in the action (Continued on Page Two) Preacher Fired; New York Parish Walks Out! Page 8 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Has-Beens Stake Indians To Lead; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 53 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MAY 14, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Feuding Princes Can't Agree On Conference VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) ernment cabled Prince Souvanna American diplomats strove today Phouma, the neutralist leader va- to bring the warring factions in! calioning in Paris, to return home .....for peace talks. Souvanna agreed, but only if Boun Oum sent a delegation to the rebel headquarters in the Plaine des Jarres for talks with his aides to draft a preliminary agreement. U.S. ambassadors in Vientiane and Paris served as intermedi- aries in delivering the exchanges. Neither the government nor Prince Laos to the conference table but the feuding princes so far could not agree on conditions for re- sumption of peace talks. Reliable sources said the U.S. diplomatic effort, backed up by an open show of military might, making b'ttle headway toward getting pro-Communist forces back behind the cease-fire line. Prince Bonn Oum's royal gov- Royal Flag Flutters Over Deserted Streets EDITOR'S NOTE AP Corres- pondent Tony Escoda flew by helicopter from Chiengrai. in to the Mekong River border witrTLaos and took a motorized homemade launch across the river to the Laotian town of Houei Sai, which had been reported captured by Communist forces Friday. Here is his report: By TONY ESCODA HOUEI SAI, Laos Sai was a ghost town today follow- ing a mass evacuation into Thai territory by government troops and civilians late last week. The Royal Laotian flag still flew over the town's fort and a dozer, government troops aimless- ly patrolled the deserted 'streets. Mayor Phouey Chatamga, back on an inspection tour of his town, said he believed the nearest main body of pro-Communist forces was about 30 miles away. No one could tell, however, how close advance Red guerrilla elements might be. The town itself apparently had never been occupied by the Reds. Eyewitnesses reported only that there had been some shooting and some "explosions" before the gov- ernment forces pulled out. Several homes were damaged, but it could not be determined immediately whether the cause had been Red shells. It was believed that the evacua- tion had been prompted chiefly by fear of a Communist offensive against the river town, coming soon after the Reds' capture of Nam Tha, some 80 miles north. Many of the Laotian troops who fled into Thailand were re- posed to have been remnants, of the garrisons at Nam Tha and Muong Sing, which had been over- run by the Communists earlier. The evacuation into Thailand was started by government troops last Wednesday and ran through Friday in what an eyewitness do- scribed as "two days of hell." The witness. Dr. Carl Wieder- mann of the Tom Dooley Founda- tion Hospital in Houei Sai, said the movement across the river was totally disorganized. He said troops crammed themselves into little used by the market vendors trading between Houei Sai and the Thai border town of Xieng efforts to reach the Thai side. He said he knew of at least one boat with 40 soldiers aboard that capsized. He said, however. Souvanna showed any inclination to modify their demands. There was no word of further advances by the pro-Communists who overran government outposts in the northwest and sent royal troops fleeing across the Mekong River to neighboring Thailand. Diplomats in touch with rebel headquarters in Khang Khay said leaders of the Red-lining Pathet Lao warned that the sooner talks get under way toward setting up a coalition government the 'better. After driving 100 miles beyond the cease-fire line in a week, the rebels reportedly .threatened an- other all-out offensive unless a political settlement is reached. Souvanna, backed by the United States and Russia, -was designated by King Savang Vathana sit months ago to form a national unity government. The neutralist leader made sev- eral attempts but they collapsed when the anti-Communist ..y Sukarno Escapes Death; Assassin Injures Five ane leaders demanded the k'ey RETURNSJERQMIAN Secret Defense 'Robert S. right, it interviewed at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., near on his re- posts of defense and interior ini turn from a trip which included a visit to South' '.Vietnam; the coalition government. The Vientiane regime Three Crashes In Ada, Area Injure Six Two county auto accidents 30 minutes apart Sunday morning sent four persons to Valley View Hospital for treatment, and a Sunday night crash in the city in- jured two. more persons. The first happened at 12 p. m. McNamara said, "the South Vietnamese face a long war, now; not of months, but of years." At left is Gen. Lyman L. Lem- wants to test Souvanna's ability! chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who made the to control his allies of the on.. I with _____________ Communist Pathet Lao led by his half-brother Prince -Souphanou- vong. When the pro-Communist forces routed the Vientiane troops in northwest Laos last week, Souvan- na ordered Souphanouvong to pull back his forces to the original cease-fire line. The rebels pushed on further to the Mekong River. Souvanna was reported still hopeful of a settlement through diplomatic channels rather than on the battlefield. A member of ths prince's staff said in Paris he had seen no bodies of drowned that he was opposed to any Amer- ican military intervention in Laos persons. The Mekong at that j ;or fear it louch off a wider point is about half a mile wide with a fairly swift current at midstream. conflict by bringing in Red Chinese troops. While President Kennedy cut _, Triiiic i. i cajudiL .ixduicuy t.ub Wiedermann. a German said slwrt a weekend at his countrv many of the j to wlth his and diplomatic advisers in Wash- ington, the two top leaders of the who had streamed down from the north were' exhausted, He said some of them told of "many bodies" left along the way. Apparently no move was being made by the military to set up new defenses against the pro- Communists in Houei Sai, and no one here knew how long the royal government's flag would continue to fly over the fort. Laos Prompts Action In 5 World Capitals WASHINGTON -U.S. forces placed on alert throughout United States and Pacific areas as U.S. authorities await permission to land Marines in Thailand; next door to embattled Laos. VIENTIANE U.S. diplomats strive to bring warring factions in Loas to confernce table, but Southeast Asian kingdom's rival princes at odds on conditions for resuming peace talks; Prince Boun Oum and Gen. Phoumi.No- savan continue Asian tour despite Communist threat to their gov- ernment. BANGKOK-Gen. Paul D. Har- High temperature in Ada Sun- day was 86; low Sunday night, 63; reading at 7 a.-m. Monday, 68. OKLAHOMA Clear to partly cloudy, warm and windy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; few thunderstorms Panhandle; low tonight 62-68; high Tuesday 86-92. kins, chief of U.S. military advi- sory force in South Viet Nam, flies to Bangkok to confer with Thai officials on crisis. U.S. mili- tary sources deny report that American .combat unit has been sent to northern Thai border to guard against Red infiltration from Laos. Airlift begins flying refugee Laotian troops back 'to Vientiane. GENEVA Speculation grows that 14-nation Laos peace confer- Vientiane government flew to For- mosa on a goodwill mission. Premier Boun Oum and Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, the strongman of his regime, did not let the trouble at home interfere with their swing around non-Commu- nist Asian countries to enlist support. American air, sea and land forces in the Pacific area were on the move with Washington re- ported waiting permission -to land combat marines in Thailand, bor- dering embattled Laos.. Kennedy's order for the military to take "precautionary measures" was intended (1) to put punch be- hind U.S. diplomatic efforts to restore a. cease-fire, in Laos and (2) to be prepared for a fight if the President ordered armed in- tervention to meet an attack on allied Thailand. The United States has about men already in lalf of them engineers building roads and half combat troops Filibuster Busters Make Another Try WASHINGTON (AP) to pass a state literacy leaders make a second attempt i test to qualify as a voter in con- today to get the two-thirds ma-i gressional and presidential elec- jority needed to break a Southern filibuster against the administra- tion's voter literacy test bill. tions. Southern senators have de- nounced the bill as an unconsti- If the debate-limitation move tutional invasion of states' rights fails as expected. Democratic i to determine .voter qualifications r-. and as unnecessary because ot leader Mike Mansfield of Montana. plans to ask the Senate to put aside the civil rights measure and turn to other legislation. The House has no major bills on its docket this week, but the Senate may plunge into a scrap over President Kennedy's lion public works, program soon after it disposes of the literacy bill. However, Mansfield said he first may call up a House-passed bill to give Kennedy authority to make agreements with additional na- tions to curb textile imports. The literacy bill was all but tilled off last Wednesday when .he Senate voted 53 to 43 against invoking its anti-filibuster .rule and clamping a time limit on the debate that had begun two weeks earlier. The failure to muster even a majority for debate-limitation was a stinging setback' for the bill's jackers, who contend that in some areas of the South regis- ;rars keep Negroes from voting >y discriminatory administration of literacy -tests. The bill would exempt anyone training Thai infantrymen. a 6th Erade education from existing laws that prohibit voting abuses. Sen. Francis Case, R-S.D., has rewritten the legislation in the form of a constitutional amend- ment, and said he" might make an eleventh-hour attempt to get action on it. Indonesian President Has Been Target Five Times; Fanatics Blamed SINGAPORE Indonesian President Sukarno re- portedly escaped another .attempt on his life today when an assassin tried to gun him down at an outdoor prayer meeting in Jakarta. Jakarto Radio said Sukarno escaped unharmed, but that five other persons, including two government offi- cials, were injured slightly. The broadcast said police Saturday night on the Sandy j had seized the gunman who reportedly was acting on Creek bridge on S.H. 19, one mile j orders of the Darul Islam group of Moslem fanatics. "f 'J" Because today is an Indonesian national holiday, com- munications were irregular between Jakarta and the out- side world. .It was believed news reports of the shoot- ing were" being held up by Philippine Chief Cancels Trip To S. MANILA (AP) President Macapagal tonight postponed his state visit to the United States indefinitely because of the U. S. House of Representatives' rejec- tion of a long-pending Philippine war damage bill. Macaapgal, in a nationwide ra- dio television address, said "while! Jakarta said today s at- west of Ada. Injured were Jimmy Burns, 44, 315 North Bluff, Ada, and his wife Juanita, 41. Both were listed in "fair" con- dition by a hospital spokesman early' MoriHay morning. Burns suffered possible in- ternal- injuries. Her husband suf- fered lacerations of the head and body. Highway Patrol Trooper H. T. Gay, who investigated the acci- dent, said, the Bums car hit the south railing of the Sandy Bridge. They -were traveling east toward Ada. Mrs. Burns was -driving. The Burns car knocked down a heavy concrete guard post, spun around and came to rest blocking the highway on the bridge. The car came near crashing off into the creek, said Gay. The other county accident hap: pened north at a. m. Sunday morning. Injured'.was Miss Mellanl Gal- limore, 20. Coalgate, a sophomore at East Central. She suffered cuts and bruises and was released from the hospital Sunday after- noon. The accident happened about one-quarter mile north of S. H. 12 on the industrial, road. Miss Gallimore was driving. The car turned over when she .at- tempted to make a sharp turn just past there. the railroad tracks The second petition to limit de-i Miss Gallimore was thrown out bate on the literacy bill was filed by Mansfield, with the backing of Republican leader Everett i M. Dirksen of' Illinois, immediately after Wednesday's vote. Civil rights advocates laid no claim to being able to, reverse the initial outcome and-obtain the necessary two-thirds majority. The Senate Finance Committee, through .which some of Kennedy's principal measures have to be Tunneled, completed lengthy hear- ings last, week on the.tax .revision bill already passed.by the House. Today it starts four days of hearings on a House-passed public welfare.bill emphasizing, rehabili- tation for persons on relief rolls. The over-all cost of the measure is million a including an annual boost of million in -the federal share of welfare payments. (Continued on Page Two) Titov Says He's Glad To Be Home MOSCOW (AP) Spaceman censorship. J. Muzhar. information officer of the Indonesian consulate in Singapore, said he. had reports of the assassination attempt, but that he had not received any of- ficial word from Jakarta. It was the fifth assassination attempt against Sukarno, 61, dur- ing his long, turbulent career. The last try was made Jan. 7 while Sukarno was touring the South Celebes to drum up support for invasion of Dutch-held West New Guinea. reiterating my gratitude for was ln the capital's invitation that" the American ident so'kindly extended to it is with deep regret that I ami constrained to pospone the date of the visit." The president put off the visit for next til such time as the circumstances will permit me to go on a state visit, which would be most pleas- ant, because it would be accepts- blc to our people." commemorations, a Moslem holi- day. The broadcast said the state security organization had been tipped off that Karto Suwirjo. head of a Darul Islam group, had ordered nine of his men to kill Sukarno. As a result, security forces took "certain the broad- Macapagal explained that "the cast went on. feeling of .resentment among our, "A person suddenly attacked people and the attitude of the land fired shots at President Su- Congress of the United States it said. "With -God's pro- Gherman Titov told the Soviet people today after his return from the United States that there's no place like home.. Titov wrote in Pravda, the So- viet Communist party negate the atmosphere of good will upon which my visit to the United States was predicted. "I feel tnat our people would never understand how, under the circumstances at this time, I could go to the United States and dwell on the subject of good will. At this present moment, the word will sound empty." The war damage bill would have paid claimants in the Philippines. "This unfortunate said the president, "has been inter- oreted bv. our countrymen as in- "I returned home, heaved in a Jf a negation legai and breathful of clear spring told the comrades welcoming me, despite all the comforts of Amer- ica, there is no land on. earth better than our dear, wonderful Soviet Titov said he would never forget "the friendly smiles and 'hearty handshakes of the ordinary Amer- icans, who are well disposed to our country." moral commitments, to our coun- try by-the United States govern- ment and lack of interest on the part of the American people in the successful solution of the eco- nomic problems of a steadfast ally in the struggle against inter- national President Kennedy had ex- (Continued on Page Two) are about -400 miles southwest of ence may be called back into ses-1 bolder where the Royal Laoti sion to deal with crisis. PARIS-Neutralist Prince Sou- vanna Phouma agrees to royal government appeal to return for peace preliminary agreement is drawn up with his aides in meeting at rebel head- quarters. Vientiane government shows' no indication of agreeing. KHANG KHAY Leaders of Prince Souphanouvong's pro-Com- munist Pathet Lao warn Prince Bour Oum's royalist government that talks to set. up a coalition had better start soon. LUANG cap- ital lies exposed and sleepy in Communists from path of rebels, but no sign yet of .J an troops crossed over to escape the Pathet Lao. royalist troops are being rushed back to Vientiane. Thai army trucks-and two American- piloted helicopters were'shuttling them from their refuge along the Mekong River to Chiengrai in northern Thailand where Laotian transports picked them up. The evacuation is expected-to take at least, three days. U.S. military sources in Bang- kok denied a report; however. Thousands Cheer Royal Vows ttction. the president was not harmed by the attack. "The attacker was arrested im- mediately and investigation is now under way. The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo said the 'injured were Zainul Arifin, speaker of Indo- nesia's House of Representatives; K. H. Idham Chalid, deputy speaker of the Consultative Con- gress; Assistant Police Inspector I. Dajat and Police Brigadier Sudikmo, 'Sukarno's bodyguards, and Mohammed1 Nur, a palace of- ficial. The gunman was not identified. The embassy said that "after the abortive incident, the situa- tion was calm, and the prayer service was carried out as it ought to be." The Darul Islam sect launched a rebellion against the govern- ment in 1951, two years after the East Indian islands and their 90 million people were granted sovereignty by The Netherlands. At Sea Ends Holiday For State Man NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) The bodies of six men, all but one mangled by .sharks, were re- covered from the wind-whipped ocean near here Sunday. Three others still were missing. The Coast Guard called it the worst sea tragedy in Southern California since 1952 when eight persons disappeared. Searchers also recovered a bait tank and' other debris from the 25-foot cabin cruiser on which the nine embarked on a fishing expedition, .parly -Saturday. The craft, ihown as both the Happy Jack and the Cindy, ap- parently became swamped in choppy seas and sank Saturday, the Coast Guard reported. Winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour. Sharks still thrashed about the bodies when .they were discovered by the fishing boat Mardic. "There were so many sharks the men had to lower steel stretchers in the water to fish out the said Deputy Coroner Eugene Miller. "The sharks kept after the bodies and. several even jumped into the stretchers at the victims as they were being pulled Miller added. The boat was on its first sea voyage under its owner, Chester McMain, 45, of Norwalk. Miller said autopsies indicated all six men apparently drowned. Shark bites could have been an equal cause of death of five of the men, he said. The Coast Guard posted small craft warnings Saturday, advising of rough seas, winds of 20 miles per hour and gusts to 30 mph, with an excessive -surface chop due to steady blowing. "A boat that size would bounce around like a cork" in such a choppy sea, an official said. was among McMain's body those recovered. Others recovered were: Charles Chudy, 52, of Westmin- ster; Harvey L. Johnston, 30, Los Angeles; Robert Herman Schmidt, 25. formerly of Stillwater, Okla., employed by a- Los Angeles.car loading firm; William F. Huff- man, 29, Los Angeles, and John Treadway, 39, Bell Gardens. Still missing were: E. R. Huffman, brother of one of those found dead; Richard Cain, 28, of Bell Gardens and Robert Gibson, 21, of Norwalk, McMain's son-in-law. 9 Face Charges In City Court The group has fought the gov- ernment ever since in an attempt ATHENS, Greece Juan Carlos of Spain .and Princ- cess Sophie of Greece were mar- ried today in two religious cere- monies as tens of thousands of Greeks cheered. ing and waving to the cheering throngs. Then they separated and were driven to the Greek Orthodpx Cathdral for -the .Orthodox cere- mony required by Greek-law and Sophie's faith. The dashing prince, groomed by i Pope-John XXIII gave special Generalissimo Francisco Franco to occupy the long .vacant.Span- uuinuu ct reuuii; However, that an American combat unit had fjrst married. been sent to the northern Thai 'daughter of Greece border to guard against possible Pathet Lao attack. (Continued on Page Two) own faith at-the. Roman-Catholic Cathdral of St.' Denis. approval of the Roman-Orthodox .union .after the-princess-pledged to bring .'up her., children in her husband's--faith...... Church bells.rang, artillery guns roared out a salute and a gather- They rode together through of 120 royal guests.looked on streets to the royal palace, smil-iwith excitement as the and the princess, 23, took their vows. It was the most brillian wedding Athens had seen 'since Sophie's Paul and Queen married in 1938. Princess Sophie- arrived at the on time. .She was escorted by" eight "bridesmaids, their escorts wit- nesses for" the princes-or descendants, of royal nouses. The cathedral, decorated and perfumed by thousands of red and yellow roses and carnations, was packed with royalty that included Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, King Olaf of Norway, Queen In- grid of Denmark, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace .of Monaco and younger prince and prin- cesses by the dozen.. Juan Carlos arrived at. the church first with his mother, the countess of Barcelona. 'The youthful prince's father.ihe Spanish pretender Don Juan de Bourbon; rode1- with Sophie's Queen Frederika.. to set up a Moslem state. Govern- ment military action has reduced the 'sect to scattered bandit groups that carry on terrorism in rural 3 Nine cases were heard in Muni- cipal Court, seven of them in- volving liquor and two of them five cases involved pub- An old-timer is a man who lived in an era when the day was done before he was. (Copr. 'Gen. Fea. Corp.) lie drunkenness charges. They were lodged against Cle- faurn Howard, 43; Evester Harris, 35; May'Hudson, 57; Nick Wor- cester, 46; and Baty Daggs, 49. Daggs pleaded .not guilty. Ray Glenn Hudson, 52, was charged with driving while intoxi- cated, driving without a license and transporting an open bottle of liquor. R. A. Byrd, 48, pleaded not guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated, driving without a li- cense and. reckless .driving. Robert G. Maloy, 19, was charg- ed .with reckless' driving and A. K. Lott, driving without a license.