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26 Klrc MINNEAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1963 Unofficial I 64 TaUphon SingU Copy I rtc Lowtr Priea for Ft 3-3 1 I I Prie IU C.rri.r Delivery Details Page 16 Mostly Fair Warning Twins Beat White Sox Mayor Denies Any 3 Negroes Urge Reinstatement of City Policeman By RICHARD CONLON Minneapolis Tribune Start Writer Three of the Negro participants in a racial incident in Minneapolis asked Police Chief E. I. (Pat) Walling Tues Bias erious Race Radios on City Buses Banned in Baltimore BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) The ubiquitous teenager with a transistor radio glued to his ear will be seen no more on Baltimore mass transit vehicles. Eventually, anyway, it is hoped.

The City Council suspended the rules Monday to pass unanimously a bill to prohibit playing the radios on such vehicles, effective immediately. The only trouble is the Baltimore Transit Co. as testified by Vice President J. B. Duvall Jr.

may have some trouble enforcing the new ordinance. Bus drivers are not policemen, Duvall said, and can only ask passengers to turn off the radios. Policemen Among Russ Won't Print Jab by Peking Letter Assailed Russia's Peaceful Coexistence Policy MOSCOW, U.S.S.R Willi an unprecedented move, the Kremlin Tuesday publicly announced it would not publish a Chinese Communist attack on its peaceful coexistence and ideological policies. The Central Committee of the Communist party, headed by Premier Nikita Khrushchev, said publication of the Chinese letter would only lead to "further aggravation" in relations between Moscow and Peking. THE HIGHLY publicized refusal to publish seemed likely to have the same effect.

The Chinese have already bitterly accused the day to reinstate a policeman suspended for misconduct in an effort to improve relations between Negroes and Minneapolis police. Kenneth Pritchett, 19, 719 Russell Av. John L. Smith, 21, 1121 Aldrich Av. and Lucky Joe Wilson, 23, 1410 13th Av.

made the request through a letter written by their attorney, Ronald Meshbesher. HOWEVER, the fourth Negro defendant in the five-day Municipal Court trial which resulted from the incident, disagreed. By FRANK PREMACK Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer Mayor Arthur Naftalin at two meetings Tuesday defended the Minneapolis Police Department's treatment of Negroes. One meeting was with top police officers and one was with civil rights leaders. Naftalin called both meetings to discuss the city's race relations problems and police-Negro tensions which have become heightened since a racial incident Pritchett, Smith and Wilson may feel this is the right thing to do, commented Raymond Wells, 30.

1119 Humboldt other cheek in this case." has been hidden for years," 5 40 Russians for censoring their version of the differences. The Central Committee statement was issued after Party Secretary Leonid Hyi-chev publicly rejected Chinese demands that the Kremlin forsake its peaceful coexistence strategy. "The struggle for peace is the most important requisite in the struggle for socialism," he told a meeting of top leaders. In a chair behind him sat Khrushchev. THE STATEMENT about the Chinese letter, delivered here and broadcast by Peking Saturday, was the first time the Soviets have publicly admitted they were suppressing an important document.

The Kremlin said it was acting because "in view of the meeting between representatives of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the Communist Party of China to be held on July 5, the Central Committee of the CPSU deemed it inappropriate to publish now in the Soviet press the letter from the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party dated June 14." Some diplomatic observers felt, however, that the letter Communists Continued on Page Six C(iKiti Clay TK() llrlton in 5th Round Clay TWINS SIGN WERTZ YANKEES, CARDINALS HOLD LEAGUE LEADS (DETAILS in Sports Section) Steel Talks Produce No Agreement Pa. (JP) United Steelworkers Union President David J. McDonald said Monday that hundreds of infor a 1 meetings with management had failed to produce a ba sic steel labor agreement. But he ex pressed hope that some-be worked out, McDonald thing could and the union posed no strike threat. "We have not cleared any decks on either economic or noneconomic matters," McDonald said, referring to five months of secret talks by the labor management Human Relations Committee (HRC).

AT THE SAME time, the president of the United Steel-workers stressed that "I have not given up hope; I never give up hope." McDonald immediately began contacting industry offi cials in an effort to set up another session of the HRC. Today the Steelworkers 34 man International Executive Board will convene, presum ably to consider any new pro-Steel Continued on Page Six he steadfastly claimed he did not commit. Oldest man on the list is James P. Dygart, 84, who was imprisoned in 1911 for killing a woman in Anoka County He became eligible for parole in 1925. Last May he refused to see the parole commission.

OTHERS ARE Hjalmer Heikkenen, 73; Nazzare Voto, 82; Jacob Stiller, 58; John Williams, 50; Bud Snoek, 73; Frank Peters, 70, and Floyd Mills. The screening committee, named by Andersen to in vestigate whether patients are being kept at the hospital Lifers Continued on Page Six 1 A. Minneapolis Tribune Photo by Pete Hohn NEGRO AND WHITE LEADERS MET WITH MAYOR ARTHUR NAFTALIN TO DISCUSS CIVIL RIGHTS The Rev. Lovell Johnson, upper left, rose to make a comment N.Y. Public Schools Ordered to End Race Enrollment Patterns SENT TO OPEN HOSPITALS Security Hospital Paroles 9 'Lifers Av.

"but I cannot turn my "Prejudice in Minneapolis wens said, "and now mat it out in the open, I think the entire situation not only the police incident should be brought to a head and not swept under the rug." 'I lost three weeks of work and have hospital and doctor bills to pay, all because I colored," Wells added. "I don't want to condemn the entire Police Department but I don't think officers (David) Clunis and (Eugene) Gilligan are worthy of the badges they wear. I think they both should have lost their badges altogether." Walling called the request to reinstate Clunis "a magnanimous gesture" and said he "appreciates the attitude" expressed by Pritchett, Smith and Wilson. However, Walling said he talked with Wells, "who was actually the injured party, and in view of his feeling on the matter, the suspension will stand." CLUNIS WAS suspended for 30 days without pay on the basis of testimony dur ing the trial that he used a blackjack on Wells while three other policemen were holding the Negro. No disciplinary action was taken against Gilligan and other officers who Negro bystand ers claimed also hit Wells with billyclubs.

In the letter to Walling, Meshbesher said his clients "feel that the racial prejudice created and brought to the surface by the whole affair must be counteracted by acts of good will and brotherhood A3 such, they are willing to forgive this instance of po lice misconduct and accept the court's verdict as final in an attempt to build better relations between Negroes and the Minneapolis Police Department." COMMENTING on newspaper reports disclosing bias and prejudice on the part of some police officers, Mesh besher added that "prompt action must be taken so that such attitudes will not begin to permeate the entire Police Department and thus affect the vast majority of police officers who carry on their duties without regard to race, creed or color." One of the Negro defend ants, Wilson, said yesterday that he lost his job because of publicity surrounding the trial. However, Wilsop said Clunis Continued on Page Six Personal Income Rises WASHINGTON, D.C.UP) Personal income in the United States 'climbed to a record annual rate of $458 billion in May, Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges said Tuesday. exacerbation of the disease by more spraying," he said. HARGRAVES delivered a scholarly but forceful 40-minute speech to the council, which had invited him to last night's meeting when residents including the woman patient complained about this summer's planned spraying program.

The vote to refrain from spraying residential areas came after no discussion on the floor of the council. Aldermen had quickly reached a consensus informally during a 15-minute recess following Hargraves' talk. Mayor Kenneth Austin said the recess was intended "to give us a chance to confer with health officials." He May 19 on the near North Side. After the first meeting, a two-hour, closed-door session with Police Chief E. I.

(Pat) Walling and 21 other top officers on the force, Naftalin answered charges of police discrimination levelled last week. While there are tensions between Minneapolis police and Negroes, there is no serious problem of racial discrimination in the Police Department, the" mayor said. "THERE HAS been a tendency to indict our Police Department unfairly" because of the racial incident between police and near North Side Negroes on May 19, Naftalin said. Naftalin then repeated his assessment of police behavior toward Negroes at the second meeting he called a 2'-hour special session of the Mayor's Commission on Human Relations. The mayor's feelings about the police-Negro problem were challenged in a blistering attack by one of some 40 civil rights professionals invited to the meeting by Naftalin.

Douglas Hall, Minneapolis h5 ed" in the mayor's comments. THE MAYOR'S statement I that there is no serious problem in the Police Department, said Hall, "shows a lack of understanding and of leadership." Naftalin responded mildly to the charges, saying would "even suffer abuse without striking back." "We are not going to win our fight for human rights with acrimonious exchanges," Naftalin said. "I can give you leadership but no miracles." AT ANOTHER point, the mayor said of the men on the police force: "We can undertake a war with them or we can try to bring them to a kind of understanding of human relations problems." The mayor had called the afternoon conference, he said, Rights. -Continued on Page Six Partly Cloudy Is Predicted Partly cloudy skies, with scattered thundershowers in some areas, are predicted for the Upper Midwest today and tonight. In the Twin Cities the high today will be near 80 and the low tonight near 55.

It will be mostly fair, the Weather Bureau said. Other predicted highs include: Minnesota, 72 to 82; North Dakota, 75 to 85; South Dakota, 78 to 85; Wisconsin, 70 to 80. TURN THE PAGES TO: Opinion Pages 4,5 Markets 7-9 Women's Theaters 14,15 Comics .16,17 Sports 19-22 I TV, Radio ....37 By SAM NEWLUND Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer Stadium Utility Dispute to Be Discussed Minneapolis and Blooming-ton city officials were to meet today with members of the Metropolitan Sports Area Commission in an effort to settle a dispute over $100,000 in utility assessments charged by Bloomington against Municipal Stadium. Also in prospect and to be discussed is the possibility of a dry summer for Minnesota Twins fans. The Bloomington City Council Monday night tabled applications for renewal of 3.2 beer on-sale and Stadium Club bottle club licenses.

BLOOMINGTON Mayor Herbert A. Knudsen said the tabling action was "definitely connected" with the refusal of the commission which operates Municipal Stadium to pay the assessments. A settlement at the meeting today could also eliminate the off chance that water service to the stadium could also be cut off. A Bloomington city official said an ordinance provides that water be supplied to property only if (1) the property has been assessed, (2) it is assessable, or (3) a hook-up payment is made. "IF THE courts rule that this assessment is not valid," he said, "the stadium property could not be assessed, and therefore water service could not be provided under our ordinance." Commission Chairman Gerald L.

Moore said it is the contention of his group that the assessments cannot validly Warrant Out for Mosquito Spray Robber Special to the Minneapolis Tribune FERGUS FALLS, Minn. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a kind-hearted robber who sprayed his two victims with mosquito repellent after binding them hand and foot. Otter Tail County Deputy Sheriff Glen Melby said late Tuesday that a warrant was out for the arrest of Allen LeRoy Battleson, a 23-year-old Duluth resident. The victims, Lawrence Neels, 24, and Betty Schill, 28, both of Wadena, told Wadena Chief of Police Jerry Olson that the robber had at first debated whether to shoot them Friday. Then he apparently changed his mind, bound them, and left them to the mercy of the swarming mosquitoes after first spraying them with repellent.

The two told officers they had gone to Neels' mother's abandoned farm near Perham, to check reports of vandalism. Tfie Red She Saw Wasn't Rose's Wednesday, June 19, 1963 170th dor; 195 to follow Sunrit. 5:26 o.m.i sunit, 9:03 D.m. The Minneapolis chapter of the National Office Management Association (NOMA) sends flowers to wives who can't attend NOMA meetings with their husbands. One woman was furious when she received roses and this note: "In appreciation for your husband's time NOMA." "So who's this Norma?" she demanded when hubby came home.

ALBANY, N.Y. () Public school systems in New York state were ordered Tuesday to erase enrollment patterns that have created so-called "Negro" and "white" schools in many communities. (R. KENNEDY Appeals by Phone to Negroes Page 2.) In an historic decision, James E. Allen state education commissioner, held that Negro children have a right to attend schools with a cross-section of other ethnic groups even if it means transferring them to schools outside their own neighborhoods.

HE CONCURRED in an argument put forth by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that "racial imbalance" in a public school cannot be condoned by the fact that it reflects the makeup of its neighborhood. identified them as Dr. O. W. Roberts, president of the Steele County Medical Society, and Donald H.

Dewey, Owatonna city health officer. IN TRACING his patient's case history, Hargraves said treatment had succeeded last year in achieving a state of "equilibrium or remission" in reducing her blood count from a high of 25,000 to witnm wnat ne caned a normal range of 4,000 to 9,000. "We got along well until last summer's spraying program," he said, noting that further treatment in the past year has succeeded in getting Spraying Continued on PageSix Said Allen: "The racial imbalance existing in a school in which the enrollment is wholly or predominantly Negro inter feres with the achievement of equality of educational opportunity and must therefore be eliminated from the schools of New York state." ALLEN'S RULING came at a time when Negroes through out the nation have stepped up their campaign for equal treatment under the law. He said his action was a "logical extension of state law and policy." The commissioner, whose directives to the schools have the force of commands, instructed all school districts throughout the state to re port by Sept. 1 on the status of any racial imbalance in their schools and advise hfm what they are doing to end it.

"For the purpose of this report," he said, "a racially imbalanced school is defined as one having 50 per cent or more of Negro pupils enrolled." A RECENT racial census by the State Education Department indicated that 60 schools in 41 districts in the upstate and Long Island areas had Negro enrollments of more than 50 per cent. The census did not include New York City, which has many schools with large Negro enrollments, especially in Harlem, where some schools are virtually all-Negro. Allen's ruling was triggered by a complaint in the Malverne School District on Long Island. The NAACP had protested that "de facto segregation" existed because the Woodfield Elementary School had become 75 per cent Negro. Allen ordered the School Board to break up the racial Schools Continued on Page Six Nine lifers who have spent an average of 33 years behind bars at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St.

Peter have been paroled to open hospitals, it was learned Tuesday. In addition, a screening panel has recommended the release of eight other patients. THE PLIGHT of security hospital patients was the target of an investigation in March by a three-member committee named by former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen.

The committee found only one provable case of patient abuse the dunking of an inmate's head in a toilet bowl. But it found virtually no treatment program at the hospital. In a separate action last May, the Adult Corrections Commission held the first parole hearings ever conducted at the closed institution, which houses mentally ill criminals. At that time, the commission considered the cases of 25 lifers and granted conditional medical paroles to 1 1 of them. It was up to hospital doctors to decide if the men were well enough to leave.

A CHECK yesterday showed that nine of the eleven actually had been authorized to leave the walled institution. Counting previous time in Stillwater, these men had served 329 years behind bars. The men were transferred to state at Moose Lake, Hastings, Anoka, Rochester and St. Peter. Sent to Hastings was Roy P.

Houghton, 62-year-o 1 piano player and amateur artist who served 30 years for a Ramsey County murder Owatonna Council to Quit Mosquito Spraying as Hazard By GERRY KIRSHENBAUM Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer OWATONNA, Minn. Alarmed members of the Owatonna city council decided Tuesday night to abandon the city's annual practice of spraying residential areas against mosquitoes. The action came by unanimous vote after the council heard a Mayo Clinic specialist describe the city's spraying program as "potentially fatal" to an Owatonna woman. The specialist, Dr. Malcolm M.

Hargraves, identiTied the woman as a patient of his suffering from low-grade leukemia. "I am fearful of a serious be paid. "The commission is an appointive body representing Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis," he said. The assessments, due May 1, were made on water, road and storm and sanitary sewer work at thf stadium. -3.

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