Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 6, 1963 · Page 1
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Negro intolerance . . . Meredith of Ole Miss in tears By FRANK L. SPENCER United Press tnternatienat CHICAGO (UPI) - James H. .Meredith, the Negro who integrated the University of Jlissis- sippi and became a hero lo his race, charged today that "intolerance and bigotry" among his own people endanger the civil rights movement. Meredith who was roughly treated by his audience after a speech Friday night at a session of the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People iNAACP), bitterly attacked his detractors. In an interview with a United Press International reporter, Meredith said, "I shed my first tears early this morning since I was a child. Throughout all of the other ordeals iiutt I have encountered, I was able to maintain my composure. "However, the discourtesy shown me last night by the group before which I had been invited to speak, ovenvhelmed me. My makeup cannot endure this kind of intolerance and stand to be so dishonored by my own people," Meredith said. Meredith's remarks to an NAACP youth group resulted in a sharp hassle. Meredith was rebuked by a youth leader as being too moderate. Association officials interpreted his speech as being offensive and scolding. His main point was that certain Negro youth leaders have not acted responsibly. Immediately after the UPI reporter left Meredith's hotel room, the newsman encountered Roy Wilkins, e.\ecutive secretary of I the NAACP. The reporter told Wilkins of Meredith's complaint. "Did he say that he was responsible for the treatment he received?" Wilkins snapped. "Did he say that he was criticized because he called the audience 'burr-heads* or did he otherwise tell why he was treated as he was? "The NAACP is not going to issue an apology to Mr. Meredith," Wilkins said. "If anybody is going to do any apologizing, it should be him for making such statements." Later Wilkins said of Meredith, "his judgment is bad, his taste is worse." Wilkins said that "had Meredith been a white man calling Negroes burrheads, he would have been in physical danger. I can't understand why he would use such a word. I think it might be that he used it in a smart-alecky way. He shouldn't have used it at all." "Meredith is no 'Uncle Tom,' but he has no right to accuse our youth leaders of 'childish' behavior," Wilkins said. "Our youth have done a wonderful job in arousing the nation with their sit- in demonstrations. Perhaps he ought to be forgiven, although he owes our youth an apologj'." Meredith said he became a life member of the NAACP Friday night. "Those cost $500, don't they?" the reporter asked. "Yes. that's what it cost me," Meredith said, "and 1 intead to keep active in the association. "I don't know what my role will be, of course, and (hat will depend to a great extent on the association," he said. "But I don't mtend to subject myself to such treatment as I received last night from any group, black, white, or otherwise, anj-where, anytime." Meredith said his treatment will cause him to make an early departure from the convenUtm due to end today. "I had planned to stay here overnight," he said, "but now I am going back as soon as I can. I have a plane ticket but I'm not going to tell anybody how I'm going back or exactly what time. I will get my wife out of here and back to school." Mrs. Jleredifh was in the tiny room of the Jlorrison Hotel, headquarters for the convention, during the interview. Jleredith was clad in a T-shirt and shorts. He sat on a rumpled twin bed. Mrs Meredith was in the other bed, with blankets to her shoulders. She said nothing throughout the interview, except goodby to the reporter. "I haven't been able to sleep for worrying," Meredith-said. "The ordeals I have encountered include my parents and relatives being shot at and one of my best friends beuig murdered. "But somehow I was ahle to maintain my composure," he said. "But this thing last night was just too much. "If we are to take on the same characteristics of our oppressors and our enemies — intolerance, bigotry and allowing no voice to speak but those that say what they want to hear—I feel that certainly our cause may well be doomed." The University of Mississippi last winter issued an order against students making speeches or isswng statements that might be construed as upsettmg further campus peace. Meredith was asked if this order caused him to amend his thoughts, or to tone down his attitudes. "Not in the least," Mereditli said. "This is the same Meredith. I would have made the same speech sLx months ago, or a year ago, or at any other time in my past." Meredith was the fourth speaker at the NAACP convention who encountered trouble with his audience. Thursday, during a freedom rally, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley was heckled off the platform and later the Rev. James H. Jackson, leader of five- million Negro Baptists, also had to retreat. Friday, a Detroit NAACP official addressed a housing workshop and half his audience walked out. A>?cused of trespassing 70 face court action in integration case , BALTIMORE, Md. (UPI)-^eventy out of 283 demon' ! sti-atoi-s, including leading religious leaders, today still ' face court action in connection with an Independence ^ Day attempt to integrate a suburban amusement park. 1 The bulk of the ' " group was processed Friday night during a • four hour hearing before Baltimore County police magistrate ; John Serio. All pleaded innocent to charges of trespassing and-or disorderly conduct and requested , jury trials. Serio, holding the marathon hearing in the Woodlawn police station, granted their request and released them in the custody of <heu- lawyers. No date was set for the cases to be heard in the Baltimore County Circuit Court Hold Prayer Meeting While the demonstrators jammed the hearing room, their friends and s>'mpathizers outside held a prayer meeting on the sidewalk, sang freedom songs and cheered as each group left the police station. Others e.v ch^ged addresses or composed new civil rights songs. About 200 white spectators silently watched. Local demonstrators also discussed plans for another attempt to desegregate the Gwynne Oak Amusement Park despite the large scale arrests on the Fourth of July. Three chartered buses took most of the demonstrators back to New York or Philadelphia following the hearing. The group, predominantly white, had gathered Thursday before the amusement park to protest its policy of white-only admittance. As each group tried to enter the park, county police read them the state trespass law. When the demonstrators did not leave, police arrested them and took them to jail. One-hundred and 74 refused bond and spent the night in jail before Friday evening's hearing. The Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake of New Y'ork. chief e.xecu- tive officer of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., was to appear at a Monday night hearing. With him will be Episcopal Bishop Daniel Corrigan of New York and the Yale University chaplain, the Rev. William Sloan Coffin, and his wife, in addition to several Roman Catbolic priests and other clergj-men. Tuna dispute ends SAN DIEGO (UPP—A month- long price dispute that idled fishing boats loaded with more than $3.5 million worth of tuna in Los Angeles and San Diego harbors has ended. Weather Redlands Weather Today (11 a.m. Reading) Highest 76, Lowest 54 One Year Ago Highest 95, Lowest 56 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:44 a.m. — 8:04 p.m. Full moon tonight rises 8:13. San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny today and Sunday but some late night and early morning low clouds and fog. Little temperature change. High today near 85. Low tonight 52 to 56. U.S. Weather Bureau Southern California: Night and morning low clouds and fog coastal sections otherwise mostly sunny today and Sunday. Little temperature change. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hour period ended at 4 a.m.: Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oklahoma City Pahn Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington High low n 59 75 69 90 60 6S 41 93 76 89 59 87 76 98 74 101 70 79 62 81 62 86 62 98 74 104 — 83 57 96 62 63 55 73 56 85 65 Guide's good deed backfires LONDON (UPD-Gcrald Ellis, a 52-ycar-oId tour guide, said today he was fired because, while crossing the English Channel, be grabbed the ship's loudspeaker and announced, "Don't have the S1.68 lunch. It's not worth it." "It is not fair," Ellis said. "I was only helping the holidaymak- crs." Brakes fail, truck hits car, five die LANSING, Mich. (UPI) - "Jly God, there are no brakes," the driver screamed as his trailer- truck tractor rolled tiirough an intersection here Friday night and plowed into the side of an automobile, killing all five of the occupants, including an eight- year-old girl. The car, which was carriol more than 100 feet by the giant rig, was demolished. The victims were identified as Donald 0. Frye Sr., 46 of 6203 Kcnnelworth Ave. Riverdale, Md..: his wife, Agnes 43: Orrin J. Phelps, 54 Lansing; his wife, Zclma Mae. 42 and their daughter, Debora. Two men who witnessed the crash. Robert Wadsworth and Richard Conlin, both of Lansing, said the truck came to the intersection at about 40 miles per hour. The driver of the truck. Enid Schultz, 23 Lansing, suffered shock but no serious injuries. Randy Dubash, 13 Lansing, who was riding with Schultz was not hurt. The boy told police Schultz cried, "Oh my God, there are no brakes," as his truck sped toward the intersection. Conlin and Wadsworth said they felt the truck was without its brakes. Police theorized the Fryes were visiting the Phelps family. The car in which they were riding bore Maryland license plates. fa ctsi 73rd Yeor Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1963 $1.50 Per Month Ten Pages 10 Cents GOP pressures for sironger Cubo action WASHINGTON (LTD -Republicans kept pressure on the administration today for stronger action on Cuba despite assurances from the State Department that further anti-Castro steps are planned. Sens. Gordon Allott. R-Colo., and Jack Miller, R-Iowa, members of a group of Republicans who fee! Cuba is one of the GOP's best 1964 campaign issues, continued the attack on what they believe is a weak anti-Communist policy in Cuba by President Kennedy. Soviets, Red Chinese open negotiations By HENRY SHAPIRO MOSCOW (UPI) - High Soviet and Red Chinese officials today held their first negotiating session in what appeared to be a near- hopeless effort to bridge the gulf splitting the world Communist movement into two rival camps. Even as the top-level Communist ideologists met in secrecy at the gray stone headquarters of the Communist Central Conmiit- tee, the Kremlin delivered a new indirect rebuke to Peking by publishing a peace message from President Kennedy to Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The message expressed thanks to Khrushchev for the Soviet leader's 4th of July congratulations and told him, "The world has long passed that time when conflict can be the solution to international problems." The pointed publication of Ken nedy's message by the Soviet Tass news agency was seen as an indication of warming relations between Moscow and Washington as Red China was pulling away from its Soviet former ideological partner. Reliable informants said the tno negotiation delegations — led by Soviet Presidium member Mikhail Suslov and Teng-Hsiao Ping, secretary general of the Chinese Communist party — con fined their meeting today to an e.Nchange of prsition papers. The exact contents of the documents exchanged was not disclosed. But the substance of the conflicting Moscow and Peking positions has-been clearly exposed in recent weeks. In a June 14 letter to the Kremlin, the Chinese Communists sharply condemned the idea of peaceful coexistence with the West, as advocated by the Bus sians. They denied the possibility of avoiding war as long as "imperialism," personified in their eyes by Kennedy, continues to exist The Chinese Reds have stressed that the transition from capitalism to communism can be achieved only through violent revolution and have attacked the de- Stalinization campaign on which Soviet domestic policy has been based for the past si.v years. The Soviet government has warned that the Chinese, in attempting to spread these Peking views directly to the Russian people by illegal means—have undermined relations between the two states. Quote of Day HOLLY\VOOD - Mrs. CarlolU Llano, 45, crying in anguish after critically wounding her 15-year- old son whom she nUstook for a prowler: "I wish somebody would shoot me." Polish Reds open new attacks on religion WARSAW (UPI) — A meeUng of Polish CommunLst leaders called to debate party ideology took on added significance today because of new attacks on religion and the Polish press. (In Munich, Germany. Communist affairs evperts at Radio Free Europe (RFE) warned that the attacks presaged a "major offensive on the entire cultural front." (Russia cracked the whip over its artists, intellectuals and writers recently, warning there must be no "peaceful coexistence" with the West on the ideological front,. (The RFE experts noted that, until now, the Foli^ clergy and press enjoyed mors freedom than their counterparts in almost any other Communist country.) Last Thursday, Polish Communist leader Wladyslaw Gomulka told a meeting of the party's central committee that the nation's Roman Catholic bishops erred by attacking communism. His speech was released for publication Friday. Poland is predominantly Roman Catholic, Gomulka also criticized Polish newspapers for publishing stwies on crune. Western sensations and the lives of movie stars. He said that editors should concentrate instead on dispatches concemiDg any police action against Negroes in the United States and social "inequities" in the West RED CHINESE ARRIVE - Mikhail Suslov, right, chief Soviet delegate for the erocral ideological talks, greets members of the Red Chinese delegation upon their orrivoi in Moscow. Suslov shakes honds with Teng Hsiao-ping, Red China's chief delegate. At left is Peng Chen, Teng's deputy. Behind Soslov is Pon Tau Li, Red China ambassador to Moscow. (UPI Telephoto) Gift from Italian president Kennedy tries out son's toy sailboat HYANT^IS PORT, Mass. (UPI) —President Kennedy gave every outward appearance of a carefree vacationer today. The Chief Executive was in a thoroughly relaxed mood as he exercised a father's prerogative Friday to try out his two-year- old son's new toy sailboat, a gift from Italian President Antonio Segni. It wasn't an ordinary toy, but a hand-carved three - foot model schooner with bright blue and red sails and a green and yellow jib, Kennedy, a lifelong sailmg enthusiast, wanted to see how the scale model would perform in the water. Even though little John Jr, wasn't there, the President commandeered the tiny vessel — somewhat like other fathers have lalvcn over their sons' electric trains. This interlude, which followed the President's two-hour outing aboard his yacht, Honey Fitz, with a party including his wife and five-year-old daughter, Caroline, came during a day when several important items of business were transacted at the Cape Cod White House. Among them: —Kennedy received a telephoned report from Labor Secre tary W. WUlard Wirtz on the letter's proposal to railroad management and union leaders for sohition of theur work rules dispute. —He issued the "captive nations" proclamation called for annually by act of Congress, designating the week of July 14 as one for Americans to renew their devotion to the cause of freedom for all peoples. —He made public a July 4 message he sent to Khrushchev joinmg in the Russian leader's call for both nations to "move forward with understanding" toward solving key East-West problems so that world peace can be assured. Britisti probe new pAose of Christine's activities LOmON (VPl)~British police are looking into new aspects of the activities of Christine Keeler, the call girl who played a key role in the Profumo scandal, it was reported today. Informed sources said police Friday questioned Miss Keeler's former business manager, Robert Drurj', in connection with 12 hours of tape recordings he claimed were made by her about her relations with a Jamaican jazz singer. The sources said the tapes were in a bank vault. The singer, AlDysius (Lucky) Gordon, one of Christine's former boy friends, has been sentenced to three years in jail for shooting at her through an apartment door. The incident occurred before Miss Keeler's name was linked publicly to resigned War Minbter John Profumo. It was in the midst of the uproar about Profu­ mo that the 21-year-old redhead fired Drury. Drury, a 29-year-old Canadian, is suing Miss Keeler for a third of the fee she collected for selling her story to British newspapers. Tile playgjrl testified against against Gordon at his trial. Extracts from the tape recordings allegedly made by her have been sent to British Atty. Gen. Sir John Jobson, it was learned. Gordon's lawyer, Ellis Lmcoln, has said he will appeal the singer's conviction. "If this tape is produced to me, and I presume it will be, it could prove to be a statement of the highest importance to my client," he said. In another development Marilyn (Mandy) Bice-Davies, Miss Keeler's former roommate, returned to London from Majorca. She bad testified at the pre-trial vice hearing of Dr. Stephen Ward, who introduced Miss Keeler to Profumo, that she had slept with Lord Aster, Ward is accused of living off prostitution earnings of Christine, Mandy and other girls, "I have disgusted the boy I really love," Miss Bice-Davies told newsmen. "I am leaving Majorca and will never return." The 18-ycar-oId blonde burst into tears. "I am not really a bad girl...", she said. "From the bottom of my heart, I am ashamed." Wirtz last-ditch effort may head off rail tieup WASHINGTON (UPD - Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz' last- ditch effort to settle the nation's railroad dispute was credited today with improving chances of avoiding a nationwide strike. Sources close to the long and fruitless negotiations said the odds still "arc about 80-1 against acceptance" of Wirtz' proposals. "But they were a million to one agamst reaching a settlement before, so there definitely has been improvement in the situation, one party said. Wirtz proposed Friday that both sides agree to engage in binding negotiations for 20 days with Assistant Labor Secretary James ROTiolds sitting in as sort of an arbitrator. The railroads have said they will put iob-eliminat'mg and pay scale changes into effect at 12:01 a.m., EDT, Thursday, and the five operating raih-oad brotherhoods representing 200,000 workers have promised to strike when they do. School board fired over racial policies By United Press International The school board of Albemarle County, Va. was fired today as a result of a dispute over racial policies. George Palmer, speaking for the board of supervisors that ousted the school officials, said he and his colleagues had "no choice" in the matter since the six-member school board refused to rescind a controversial policy order. The order, issued last year, bans all extra-curricular activites at Albemarle County schools if they are integrated. A new Focts feature column Neil Mersan's new column "Assignmeirt: West" appears each Saturday on tfie Editorial page. The column ts devoted to changct in the Far West. Today's it about new w»$t- emers at Stanford. Morgan is author af "Westward Tilt: the West Teday." Woman found six days after plane crashed GRANTS, N.M. (UPI) — A 100- pound Van Nuys, Calif., woman who bore up under grief, pain, hunger and thirst for sue days and nights on a high, dry mountain mesa was on the mend today with a speed that amazed doctors in this western New Mexico town. Mrs. Frances Tweed, 47, was bruised and battered in the plane crash which killed her husband, Wendell, 43, last Saturday on a 7,100-foot-high mesa in the Zuni Mountains, only sue miles west of Grants. But she suffered no broken bones or dangerous injury. And when rescue came Friday after nearly a week on the desolate mesa, she was composed and rational. Mrs. Tweed, a slight, dark- haired San Fernando Valley medical technician, gulped some wa ter and fnut juice, and nibbled on fruit while she gave her rescuers an account of her ordeal. Then she walked on badly burned feet to a helicopter which rushed her in four minutes to Cibola General Hospital at Grants. Doctors found her in good con dition. though dehydrated and famished, and predicted a quick recovery. Return From Vacation The Tweeds, flying back to Van Nuys from a vacation in Des Moines, Iowa, stopped at Albuquerque for fuel last Saturday. Then they took off for Prescott, Ariz. Mrs. Tweed said that 80 miles west of Albuquerque, over the Zuni range, the little two-seat Globe Swift began losing altitude. Tweed, a research engineer for JIarquardt Aviation Co. at Van Nuys and an experienced pilot, was at the controls. The plane overshot a clearing in a landing attempt and crashed into the tops of a stand of trees 45 feet high. Tweed recovered enough after the crash to walk around and talk about what had happened. But four or five hours later he suddenly complained of a terrible headache and collapsed. He lapsed into a coma and died before m'ght- fall. Mrs. Tweed took a sheet from the luggage and wrapped her husband's body in it. She covered the body with branches. She unfolded air route maps (Continued on Page 5) JAMES H. MEREDITH College press used to print bogus bills HAYWARD. Calif. (UPD-One of the biggest counterfeiting cases in U.S. history spread to Alameda State College Friday when a suspect told authorities he printed about S4 million in bogus bills on a school printing press. Police said the suspect, Donald J. Carothers, 21, a press operator, made the admission shortly after being arrested. He was the fourth suspect lo be picked up by Secret Ser\'ice agents and local police. Five more men were sought in connection with the operation, which Secret Sen-ice area chief Tom Hanson called the largest in the historj- of the service. .Agents already have recovered some $2.4 million dollars in counterfeit money printed at the school. Hanson said another $500.000 m bogus money is somewhere in the San Francisco area. Carothers told police he had a key to the campus press "to work at night on overtime jobs." Dr. Fred Harcleroad, the college president, expressed shock when told the bills were printed on the campus. "No one at the college had any knowledge or indication that anyone or any facility on the campus was being used for other than normal use." he said. Harcleroad described Carothers as "a nice young fellow" and "a hard worker." Another college employe was arrested Thursday in connection with the case. He is Eugene Allen, 36, a laboratory technician. Allen, Guy J. Smith. 29, Oakland, Calif., and Joe Memoli. 40 also of Oakland, were arraigned Friday in San Francisco before U.S. Commissioner Donald H, Constine. Secret Service agents found plates and negatives, used in the printing of the phony money, in Allen's possession. The bills were printed in $1 to $50 denominations and were described by agents as "near perfect." None of the four men arrested so far have police records, but investigators said the five men being sought were well known to the law. Argentina refuses to delay elections BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - The Argentine government tightened security measures today against possible violent reaction by pro- Peronists to the cabinet's refusal to postpone Sunday's presidential election. The military cabinet, in a meeting that ended shortly after the midnight deadline for campaigning, rejected a last-minute request from pro-Peronists that the election be put off for a week. Plane cracks up fn Mexico TV producer, Douglas engineers die in crosh SAN DIEGO <UPI)—Four men, including a prize-winning television producer and two Douglas Aircraft engineers, have been killed in a small plane crash in Mexico, U.S. customs officials reported today. Another source, which was not confirmed, said the fourth victim was a World War 11 pilot with the Royal Air Force who twice survived being shot down in combat. Customs officers listed another man as the fourth victim. Authorities said the four were killet Thursday when their light plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Mulege Airport, 500 miles south of Mexieali, Mexico because of an apparent engine failure. Officials tentatively identified three of the dead as: George (Ty) Thyssen. 42, Woodland Hills, Cam. the pilot of the iU-fated Beechcraft Bonanza and winner of the 1963 Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival for the best television commercial. — AUen Charles Darrow, 32 Canoga Park, Calif, a computing engineer for Douglas Aircraft Co. — Charles Harold Vallance, 42 also Canoga Park, and a design Engineer for Douglas. Customs officers said the tentative identified fourth victim was a Harold Ferdinand Wilhelm, on ^vhom they bad no further details. The four bodies were flown into San Diego by Francisco Munoz, of nearby Imperial Beach, a charter pilot. However, a Los Angeles area man named Jerry T. Hawk who said he had been with the victims at the Mulege fishing resort, identified the fourth man killed in the crash as Harold Blom, 49, Monrovia, Calif. But this was not confirmed. Blom was said to be a world war II veteran of the RAF. Hawk, 37, Los Angeles, and Frank Greene, 39, Rolling Hills, Calif., said the four victims decided to take a flight in the plane after a chance meeting at t h e resort. Hawk said he and Greene declined an invitation to fly with the four.

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