Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on November 22, 1963 · Page 1
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Freeport, Illinois
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Friday, November 22, 1963
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Shannon To Vote On Bond Issue 117th Year -14 Pages FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Windy, Much Colder Tonight, Saturday See Page 9 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AND NBA SERVICE FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATIONS TOTAL NET PAID CIRCULATION 17.500 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Arlan's Department Store Announces Plans To Build LOOKING LIKE ITS NAMESAKE, the Army's XV-4A "Hummingbird," demonstrated at Ft. Benning, Ga., hovers motiqnless above the ground, as if it were stuck in the sky. The plane is designed to take off or land straight up or down, creep sideways or hover motionless in the air—and then dart away at speeds better than 500 miles-per-hour. Developed by Lockheed- Georgia research scientists and engineers at Marietta, Ga., the little plane is due to enter Army-directed test program.—AP Photo. 'So Far-So Good' Viet Nam Military Regime Must Win Peasant Support By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. officials who assessed the post-coup situation in South Viet Nam reportedly concluded the new military regime still must prove it can win support of the Vietnamese peasants. Administration officials who met in Honolulu two days ago with American diplomatic and military leaders from South Viet Nam agreed cautiously that things are going reasonably well so far. Sources familiar with what went on at the Hawaii conferences indicated the report to President Kennedy is unlikely to call for any sharp policy changes. The signs are promising but it may take six months to tell whether the overthrow of the Diem regime has brought victory in the anti-Communist war closer. U.S. officials dp not expect a Democratic regime patterned after the American image to Campus Evangelist's Arrest Sparks U. Of I. Controversy URBANA, 111. (AP)-The arrest of a sidewalk evangelist is the unlikely spark that has set off a controversy over student rights at the University of Illinois. Campus police Monday arrested Richard McMullin, 22, at the card table stand he has tended for 10 weeks near the campus library. University officials, who said they had previously warned him to stop distributing Bibles and religious pamphlets, had him charged with trespassing. The controversy erupted immediately in letters to the school paper, the Daily Illini. "If streets can be lined with beer joints, all of whose licenses could easily have been taken nway for serving minors, why then cannot we allow one man to preach the word of God on Wright St.?" asked one letter. "One gets the distinct impression that the vast machinery of university officialdom has gone mountain climbing over molehills," said another. Lyle H. Lanier, provost of the university, countered: "If the university had continued to allow this to go on, it would have become impossible to consistently enforce regulations governing use of space and university property." The Liberal Discussion Group, an association of campus organizations, Thursday sent a six-point complaint to President David D. Henry, serving notice that existing regulations are exactly what it wants changed. They demanded that the university: Set up a free speech area where anyone could mount a soap box or distribute Bibles undisturbed. Also allow speakers to orate from the auditorium steps. Eliminate the necessity of university groups to submit to the university in advance the names of off-campus speakers. Allow handbills, leaflets and tracts to be distributed anywhere on campus so long as the bearers do not litter or obstruct. The group—which includes representatives of the YMCA, Young Democrats, NAACP and the Student Peace Union—also demanded that the university answer the letter and drop charges against McMullin "to indicate its agreement" with the other demands. The Student Senate is also considering three measures submitted since McMullin's arrest, including r one that goes much farther than any of the demands on the university. That measure asks repeal of the state law which prohibits the use of university facilities by any "subversive, seditious or un-American organization." His trespassing case is scheduled for Dec. 3 before an Urbana justice of the peace. emerge in South Viet Nam This, they believe, is not realistic. What they are hoping for is a government that foreswears brutality and repression — and thus far the military junta seems to be tending in that direction. The Honolulu meeting was told that the peasants who make up the bulk of South Viet Nam's 14-million population still are apathetic. It long has been a cornerstone of U.S. policy that the war against Communist insurgents infesting South Viet Nam cannot be won without the backing of the peasants. Navy Divers Try To Find Pilot Of U2 KEY WEST, Fla. (AP)-Navy divers searched through waters of the Gulf of Mexico today trying to determine the fate of a U2 pilot, Capt. Joe G. Hyde Jr., whose high-flying jet plunged into the ocean northwest of Key West Wednesday. Other Navy vessels and aircraft checked a wide area with a fading hope of finding him. The U2's mission was secret. The Defense Department and Strategic Air Command said the reconnaissance plane probably crashed because of mechanical failure. When it went down, it was out of Cuban antiaircraft gun range, and the radar screen on which it was being traced apparently showed no other aircraft. The Cuban radio commented Thursday that, "the Defense Department does not want to say what the plane was doing when it disappeared." The U2-type planes, capable of operating above 75,000 feet, still fly reconnaissance missions over Cuba, it was disclosed last month. The Air Force -eferred to Hyde's craft as a UW2 and the Defense Department explained this is a designation given the U2 when modified for weather reconnaissance. New Store Will Adjoin Kroger Co. Plans for a new 60,000-square- feet retail sales outlet for Arlan's Department Store, Inc., to be constructed adjacent to the Kroger Co. store on South West Avenue, were announced today. The store, added to the Kroger outlet here, is part of the Freeport Plaza shopping center. According to the developer, A. E. Anding of Arena, Wis., and Herbert Palestine, chairman of the executive committee of Arlan's, construction will begin immediately. Anding is the owner of the Kroger property here. The Freeport Plaza will include, in addition to the Arlan's and Kroger stores, several other stores. Open In Late Spring The opening of the new store is scheduled for late spring 1964. Final leases were signed this morning in New York. The department store will include more than 48 departments. A separate multi-bay service station will be erected on the site. Parking space for 800-900 cars is planned for the plaza center. Arlan's, a self-service department store, now includes more than 45 stores extending as far west as Denver, Colo., and began operations in New Bedford, Mass., in 1947. Total annual sales, according to a company spokesman, are over $102,000,000. Architects for Anding on the project are Ted Rogvoy & Associates of Detroit, Mich. The real estate broker handling the transaction was Arthur Rubloff Co., of Chicago. Other New Projects Each new commercial development in the fringe area requires zoning for Shopping Center use by the City Council, which refers the proposed plans to the City Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendation. Now before the City Planning Commission are the plans for the proposed new Sears Roebuck and J. C. Penney stores, with filling station and total parking for 1,202 cars, to be built beside the Crestwood Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Montgomery Ward & Co. has given the city a letter of intent indicating its interest to acquire property and build a large department store in downtown Freeport, between Douglas and Clark streets. ' Soviet Pair Are Released By Congolese By ROMIN MANNOCK LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP) — The Congolese government is expelling the Soviet diplomatic mission from Leopoldville for the second time in three years but Premier Cyrille Adoula says he is not severing diplomatic relations with Moscow. The premier charged the Russians Thursday with subversive dealings with antigovernment exiles across the Congo River in neighboring Brazzaville. Adoula set no deadline for Soviet Ambassador Sergei Nemt- china and his 100-member mission to leave but said that the Russians probably would be given 48 hours. Adoula said his government will consider the credentials of any new diplomats the Soviets might want to send. There was no immediate Moscow reaction to the expulsion order. The expulsion order came two days after two Soviet diplomats were manhandled and arrested on their return from Brazzaville, the capital of the Congo Republic. Adoula said he had ordered the relase of the two Soviet diplomats, embassy counsellor Boris Voronin and press attache Yuri Miakotnykh, and of Benik Beknazar - Juzbachev, correspondent of the Soviet Novosti news agency who was arrested early Thursday. A Congolese escort hustled Voronin aboard anairliner for Brussels Thursday night. The correspondent was released and with his wife took refuge in the Soviet Embassy. But the embassy said it had no word of Miakotnykh and had not been informed of Voronin's departure. Voronin arrived unannounced in Brussels this morning and an employe of the Soviet government Aeroflot airlines had to inform the Soviet Embassy of his presence. Embassy representatives kept him from newsmen until he took a Soviet airliner to Moscow several hours later. The Congolese expelled both the Soviet and Czech missions Sept. 16, 1960, after army commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Mobutu seized power from leftist Premier Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba was later slain. The Russians were allowed to return in 1961 after they pledged to respect Congolese sovereignty and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs. Weather Forecast NORTHWEST ILLINOIS Rain ending early tonight, windy and much colder. Low in 20s, highs in lower 30s. Sunrise 6:53; sunset 4:39. Unofficial temperature at 1 p.m., 59. Assassinated In Motorcade DALLAS (AP) — President John F. Kennedy, thirty- sixth president of the United States, was shot to death today by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle. Kennedy, 46, lived about an hour after a sniper cut him down as his limousine left downtown Dallas. Automatically, the mantle of the presidency fell to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, a native Texan who had been riding two cars behind the chief executive. There was no immediate word on when Johnson would ake the oath of office. Kennedy died at Parkland Hospital where his bullet- pierced body had been taken in a frantic but futile effort to save his life. Lying wounded at the same hospital was Gov. John Connally of Texas, who was cut down by the same fusillade that ended the life of the youngest man ever elected to the presidency. Connally and his wife had been riding with the President and Mrs. Kennedy. The First Lady cradled her dying husband's blood- smeared head in her arms PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY Chicago Judge Smith Plans Return To City CHICAGO (AP)-Judge Cecil Corbett Smith of Municipal Court, barred from the bench because of his long-time relationship with slain hoodlum Leo Foreman, said he would return to Chicago today and ask police to investigate his judicial behavior. Smith, 69, was barred Thursday by Chief Justice Augustine J. Bowe after Bowe reported receiving a telephone call from reputed crime syndicate loan shark Sam De Stefano. Justice Bowe said he had no authority to suspend Smith, but that Smith would receive no cases and would not be assigned a court room until investigations are completed. (The Chicago Tribune quoted Bowe as saying he would recommend that Smith be impeached.) A judge may be impeached only by the Illinois Legislature. But under the judicial reform which becomes effective Jan. 1, the Illinois Supreme Court may establish a commission of five judges to hear evidence and remove a judge from office. Foreman, 42, a former wrestler whose background police said was filled with pettiness, double-dealing and bickering with crime syndicate chiefs, was found dead in the trunk of a car on the West Side Monday. A diary found on Foreman's body named names. Among the names was that of Judge Smith, who befriended Foreman for 20 years. De Stefano telephoned Justice Bowe and asked: "You think Judge Smith is a harmless old man? I put money in the bank to give Smith through Foreman." Smith, who was vacationing in Hot Springs, Ark., went to Memphis Thursday and voluntarily underwent a polygraph test at a private firm. M.D. Burleson Jr., president of the firm, said: "Basically, the judge told the truth, although there were .some questions where there was a reaction." He said 6 of the 52 ques- PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 9 U.N. Designates 1965 As The International Cooperation Year UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The U.N. General Assembly unanimously decided Thursday to designate 1965, the 20th anniversary of the United Nations, as International Cooperation year. U.S. Correspondent's View Moscow Drab; People Not Unhappy [EDITOR'S NOTE - John Lloyd, an Associated Press correspondent since 1925, was assigned to Moscow in 1934-36. Now general executive for The AP in Europe and Africa, he recently went back to Moscow for a visit. Here are his observations.] By JOHN LLOYD LONDON (AP)-If you wanted to buy a chocolate bar and you found it cost $1 you would grumble. If you found that a very small, scrawny, unattractive chicken cost $3 you wouldn't like it at all. Especially if you earned $100 a month. But apartment rent might be $5 or $6 a month. You wouldn't grumble about that. Nor would you object to a 5-cent fare on the subway or bus, anywhere AP Special Report you wanted to go. You would not like paying two weeks' salary for a new dress or perhaps double that for a new suit. But if you were enthusiastic about everybody being alike and about everybody being lifted, en masse, to a better plane of existence, and were not fussy about the time it took, you might go along with the idea. Twenty-seven years ago I was a correspondent in Moscow. Subsequent events took me to various other parts of the world. Only now have I had the opportunity to go back. A city that in my time claimed two million people has six million today. Very wide avenues, straight as a die, cut through it, and five bridges span the broad river where there were next to none before. Apartment houses, all exactly the same but nevertheless large, cover a vast area on the outskirts that formerly was a dump. Moscow has spread as it has grown in population. A furious building enterprise is going on. People still wait for the chance to get proper living quarters. Proper means small rooms and not many, but there is good heat, there is plumbing and for many people it is more than! they have had in the past. i Moscow is drab, and the peo- : pie, from our point of view, i dress drably. There is no ele-l gance, no froth. But they ap-[ pear to be comfortably clad, and they appear, en masse, to I be not unhappy with the circumstances. You can compare Russia only | to its past. You cannot compare I it to the Western world. Our! ways of life are totally differ-1 ent, and that is not wholly a matter of the revolution. Twenty-seven years ago an air of fear cloaked Moscow and j other parts of the Soviet Union, j That now has been much relieved. It still is not easy to mix PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 9 I as the presidential limousine raced to the hospital. "Oh, no," she kept crying. Connally slumped In his seat beside the President. Police ordered an unprecedented dragnet of the city, hunting for the assassin. They believed the fatal shots were fired by a white man, about 30, slender of build, weighing about 165 )ounds, and standing 5 feet 10 nches tall. The murder weapon was reportedly a 30-30 rifle. Asst. presidential press secre- ary Malcolm Kilduff said Johnson was not hit. The new President previously had been reported wounded. Shortly before Kennedy's death became known, he was administered the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church. He had been the first Roman Catholic president in American history. Given Transfusions Even as two clergymen hovered over the fallen President in the hospital emergency room, doctors and nurses administered blood transfusions. Kennedy died of a gunshot wound in the brain at approximately 1 p.m. (CST) according to an announcement by acting White House press secretary Malcolm Kilduff. The new President, Lyndon Johnson, and his wife left the hospital a half hour later. Newsmen had no opportunity to question them. Eyewitness Reports The horror of the assassination was mirrored in an eyewitness account by Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., who had been riding three cars behind Kennedy. "You could tell something awful and tragic had happened," the senator told newsmen before Kennedy's death became known. His voice breaking and his eyes red-rimmed, Yarborough said: "I could see a Secret Service man in the President's car leaning on the car with his hands in anger, anguish and despair. 1 knew then something tragic had happened." Three Shots Yarborough had counted three rifle shots as the presidential imousinc left downtown Dallas through a triple underpass. The shots were fired from above- possibly from one of the bridges or from & nearby building. One witness, television reporter Mai Couch, said he saw a gun emerge from an upper story of a warehouse commanding an MRS. KENNEDY CRIED 'OH NO!' unobstructed view of the presidential car. Kennedy was the first president to be assassinated since William McKinley was shot in 1901. It was the first death of a president in office since Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs, Ga., in April 1945. It was believed that Kenne- PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 5 Leukemia Cure May Become A Possibility In Today's Paper Page Radio & TV news 2 Social news 4 Obituaries 4 Local news 4, 5, 9 & 11 Editorial 6 Church news 7 & 10 Sports news 8 Market news 11 Amusements 9 Comics 11 Classified Advs 12 & 13 CHICAGO (AP) - Experiments on laboratory animals holds promise of a possible cure j for acute leukemia, a cancer-related disease for which thc-e is now no known cure, a government spokesman says. Dr. Ralph E. Johnson, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., reported Thursday he effected cures in 70 per cent of a group of laboratory mice with a combination of chemicals and radiation. The treatment involved giving the mice leukemia-suppressing drugs and then irradiating their brains and spinal columns. "If as indicated by experimental and clinical experience the central nervous system is indeed in some patients the only reservoir of the last few remain- jing leukemia cells following re! mission induction with chemotherapy," Dr. Johnson said. "The possibility of cure in acute leukemia exists today by means of the combined approach," •> A

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