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The American Paper for Americans 1 THE W O R L D'Sl G RE AT E ST NEWSPAPER , . .... - -, ' V- 120th YEAR No. 143 1967 Chicago" Tribune TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1967 it 64 PAGES, 4 SECTIONS lQc o). 1 7j)n ('A n7 n 3 Senmle P Gum 0 wmer Mill ISRAELI SHIPS ED FROM CALLED HELP! 10 POLICE III RIOT CUM House Approval Jseen Likely BY GEORGE TAGGE tChicagn Tribune Press Senrieel Springfield, 111., May 22 Gun control thru registration of owners rather than weapons is provided in ia bill passed today by the tt' (i Senate and sent Jf 1 to the House for likely approval. OIL J gun control bill Am.. to be passed by either chamber and likely will be the only such measure to reach Gov. Kerner for signature. No gun control measure made any headway in the 1965 session despite fervent support from Mayor Daley of Chicago and assorted crusaders. Cite Effect in Fuots What cracked the shell of grass roots resistance this session was the whisper that such a law is vital to help police guard against large scale armed assaults in racial disturbances. Len. W. Russell Arrington R., Evanstoh, majority leader, was asked whether his bill will reduce fatalities in rioting. "Of course it will," Arrington. replied. "There is no doubt about it." Sen. Paul Simon D., Troy said that a provision in California law requiring seven days' notice to purchase firearms "was valuable in Watts, probably saving hundreds of lives." Refers to California Arrington said his bill is far superior to the California law. Recently a band of Negro insurgents appeared at the capitol in Sacramento displaying many varieties of firearms. Despite the consternation they caused among the lawmakers, none could be arrested or disarmed because the California law merely prohibits concealed firearms in public. Mayor Daley's bill to register guns was approved by a House committee but was killed last Continued on page 7, col. 1 THE WEATHER TUESDAY. MAY 23, 1W7 CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Cloudy and warmer today with showers and thunder-showers likely; high,' in upper 60s; low, in 50s; south to southeast winds increasing to 15 to 22 m. p. h. Tomorrow: Partly sunny and mild; high, about 70. vfmTBF.R ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and a little warmer loaay n with showers liXely; high, upper MUW uue- The Editor's of. the News Tuesday, May 23, 1967 INTERNATIONAL President Gamal Abdel Nasser says that Egypt has de-cided to close the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel's southern outlet to the sea, to all ships flying Israeli flags or carrying strategic materials. Page 1 Explosions and fire fed by cardboard displays for an "American week" sale destroy Brussels biggest department store with 22 lives lost, 100 persons injured, and at least 204 reported missing. Page 3 NATIONAL The United States Supreme court orders the federal Dis trict court in Chicago to determine whether admitted gov ernment wiretapping aided in convicting James R. Hoffa, teamster union leader. Page 1 Illinois Senate approves bill to register gun owners instead of weapons. . Page 1 Illinois Senate unanimously passes a credit reform package and sends it to House. Page 7 President Johnson proclaims Memorial day as "a' day of prayer for permanent peace and calls again on Hanoi lead ers to join him in charting an end to the war. . Page 9 Taylor Caldwell, the novelist and grandmother of two Amer icans serving in Viet Nam, ! accuses Canada of providing communist China with war ma terials. Page 10 ' A combat marine writes home that almost all the Americans killed in a recent Viet Nam battle died as they tried to unjam rifles. Sec. 1A, p. 1 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of the late Josef Stalin, Russian communist dictator, is denounced for leaving the Soviet Union by her son Iosif, 22 year-old medical student, friends say. Sec. 1A, p. 11 LOCAL The investigation of. terror and torture in the Bridewell is expanded to hospital. Page 5 Rep. Leslie Arenas R., 111. assails pressure for open housing laws before Weston gets new " atomic plant as "blackjack." Page Judge urges higher bonds in traffic cases to cut rate of forfeitures. Sec. 2, p. 10 BUSINESS Losses trimmed on the New York Stock exchange, but list ends lower. Sec. 3, p. 7 W a 1 1 e r W. Heller predicts economy will surge in second half. Sec. 3, p. 7 EDITORIAL Did Somebody Mention Econ omy?: Brutality and Terror at Bridewell; Preventing Bail Bond Abuses; It Takes One to Page 16 WIRETAP QUIZ IS ORDERED III I0FFA TRIAL Will Review Aid in Conviction RAISED EYEBROWS Justice William O. Douglas causes stir with dissent in immigration case in which he says it is common knowledge that homosexuals served with distinction both in legislative and in executive branches of government. Story on page 4. SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT BY WILLIAM KLIXG rChicano Tribune Press Service Washington'May 22 The United States Supreme court ordered the federal District court in Chicago today to determine, whether admitted, gov ernment wiretapping aided in convicting James . R. Hoffa, teamster union leader, of fraud I and conspiracy in 1964. Should the District court con clude after the hearing that evidence used against Hoffa and six co-defendants was "taint ed" by the wiretapping, it must order a new trial in the case, the Supreme court said. - ' In Chicago, Judge Richard B. Austin of federal District court, who presided at the 13-week Hoffa trial, said he would be ready as early as next week to hold the wiretap hearing. Bugging Is Admitted The department of justice told the Supreme court last month that a Hoffa associate, S. George Burris, a co-defendant, was "bugged" by the Federal i i v ' ,!.- " - 1 1 1 fl li7 ftiTciw " ' i i i i i 1 I Bonds nnnnn GULF Study Kizas Wrote in Suburbs BY JOHN OSWALD AND RONALD KOZIOL Associate Judge Louis W. Kizas. set scores of bail bonds in suburban police stations thruout the county, Chief Judge John S. Boyle of Circuit court disclosed yesterday. These bonds set by the 64- year-old Kizas were discovered over the week-end by 60 investi gators from the state's attor ney's office and aids of Judge Boyle. Boyle said the investigation was made in five suburban dis- Arabs Dare Foe to Start War PREVENTING BAIL BOND ABUSE See e'ditorial on page IS Hoffa (left) and Austin 60s north to 70s south; cloudy tonight; low, mostly in the 40s. Tomorrow: Mostly s n n n y with little temperature change. WEATHERMAN'S RECORD His forecast for yesterday was:" Mostly soonr. with hi 9k io the lower Ms; tow, im the 40s. TEMPERATURES IN CHICAGO - 7 a. ...42 I a. .. 57 11 a. m .. 43 1 4:30 ...t58 Midnight 41 a. ... 44 j 5. .. 54 la. ... 44 10a.m.. 45 I 4 P. m 54 2 a. ...44 11a.m.. 49; 7 a. m.. 52 3 a. m .. 44 Nooa ...52: Op. ...48 . m 1 . in .. 53 I . m .. 45 5 a. m .. 44 2 a. a .. 55 10 p. ai -. 44 I a.m...47 3 a. m . 5 1 i tHion. tLow. Estimted. THE MOON tu a m Sunrise, 5:24. Soaset, :11. Moonrise, t:30 p. m. Eveoin stars: Venus. Jupiter, and Mars. MomiM star: Satora. For 24 hours ended 1 a. nv. May 23: Meaa teaiperatare, 50 deoreos; normal, 42; month's defieieocy. 147; year's deficiency, R.'tiy aomidity, 7 a. .. 07 per c:nt; J p. m., S7; 7 p. w.. 50. . Precipitation, none; month's total, inch. May normal, 3.73 inches; year's total 13.7 inches; excess thru April 30, 3.50 inches. . Hiohcst wind yelocity, 21 m. a. n. at 1:27 a. B. from northeast. Banwetec, 7 a. M.3; 7 a.. . 30.21. Map and other reports on pape 14 Features Bridge by Goren Sec.2, p. 4 Crossword puzzle . Sec. 2, p. 7 Drama, music, movies . .Sec, 2 Home Garden Sec. 1A p. 9 How to Keep Well ..... Page 16 Jumble ;....Sec. 2, p. 7 Line o' Type or Two . . .Page 16 Living Faith Sec. 1A, p. 2 Mary Merryfield ..-:Sec. 2, p. 3 New York Report . .Sec. 1A, p. 6 Riddle Sec. 2, p. 7 TV and Radio . . . .Sec. 1A, p. 10 Tower Ticker. Page 18 Weather Page 14 Your Horoscope Sec. 2, p. 7 Want Ads Section 2 CARTOONS Sec Pa. A9i I All in Sport. ..Sat. 2 Andy Capp ... 2 f Basset 2 9 Batman 10 Brenda Starr Den lis Gil Thorn Sec Pf. Lau9hin Matter 14 Lollv 2 9 Mac Dirot ...Spt. 3 Moon Mullins Spt. I Peanuts . . ... 2 1 1 3 I The Neighbors . 14 2 2 Woody's World Spt. 4 Spt. 3 '. Comic Page ..2 7 Obituaries-' Sec. 2, p. 8 Bureau "of Investigation- during its investigation of the use of teamster pension fund money to finance rehabilitation of a Sun Valley real estate enterprise. As the FBI listened in, Bur ris discussed one aspect of the investment transactigns that later figured in the fraud and conspiracy trial, the justice department said. Hoffa and his co-defendants, including Burris-, were found guilty, by a jury in Chicago. Hoffa was sentenced to five years in prison. Doesn't Affect Jail Case The court's - order of today does not affect Hoffa's other conviction in 1964 in Chatta-? nooga, Tenn., for jury tamper ing when he ' was on trial for conspiracy in Nashville in 1962. Hoffa, who is serving an eight year sentence in the Lewisburg, Pa., federal penitentiary on that conviction, has demanded a new trial, alleging that the FBI used illegal wiretaps to gam evidence against mm in that case, too. No ruling has been made in the Chattanooea case, altho Hoffa's attorneys unexpectedly refused Mav 9 to proceed witn a scheduled hearing on 19 sworn affidavits describing the Dug ging." Admits Hearing Talk . The Supreme court refused todav a plea from Solicitor General Thareood Marshall that only Burris' conviction be remanded to determine what contribution, if any, wiretap-ninff daved in the case. Marshall admitted, that FBI agents overheard with a hidden microphone a half-hour conversation on Dec. 2, 1963, in Miami Continued on page 4, col. 4 sr. POLICE HUNT 2 LOST CHILDREN Search Is Pushed on North Side A special police plan was put into effect this morning" in a search for a 4-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy missing from their north side homes overnight. The girl, Charlotte Johnson, of 2258 Greenview av., was last seen about 7 p. m. playing near a neighbor's home at 2306 Greenview av. The search was intensified when the police learned that the boy, George Valdez, was reported missing an hour-and-a-half later from his home just two blocks away at" 2228 Wayne av. , "' 1 PoIicet Dogs .Aid Search . .Twenty-five police, cars aided by police dogs, . detectives of the: youth division, and tactical-units "-were dombing a 2V4-mile-long strip between, Fullerton and Armitage- avenues arid the lake and. the north branch of the Chicago river. Police were investigating to see if , the disappearances oi the two children were linked. The girl's mother, Mrs. Mary Johnson, ; 38, told police three of her. four children were play ing in the neighborhood at 7:30 p. m. when she. called them in to dinner.. Come Home Without Charlotte The two older children by a previous marriage, ' George Kurowski,' 15, and his sister, Katherine, 14, ; who had been playing nearby, came home, but without Charlotte.' The frantic mother began searching the neighborhood for the child. She went first to the Rainbow park playground at Janssen and Webster avenues. No one reported seeing the little girl. . -"; - "; Mrs. Johnson then went to the playground of the Thomas branch of the Headley school, 1445 Belden av. She called on neighbors, but could find no one who had seen the girl after 7 p. m. . ' Description of Girl After canvassing the neighborhood for three hours, the mother called the police. "She said Charlotte is 3 feet, 6 inches tall, with blond hair. She was wearing a blue sweater, brown dress, red knee socks, and black shoes. Mrs. Johnson has another child, - John, 2. Her husband, Robert, 33, is serving a sen tence in the penitentiary at Continued on page 2, col. 1 Fleeing Flames n.i . . y . Kr- t V 1 ' x 4 V: k v- ' s . (' - c " I . ji : l'i.iliirii.i. ii ."til .iifii' " AP Wirephoto: By Cable from Brussels " Woman crouching on fourth floor ledge of fiery department, store in Brussels, frantically deciding whether to wait for rescuers or leap. (Story on page 3) tricts of the Circuit court, and included bond record checks at 105 police stations. Sets 1,000 Bonds A Tribune investigation showed that Kizas, a Republican, had set 1,000 bonds in the last 17 months in the city's 21 police districts. Judge Boyle said that the suburban check of bond books would raise that total number, but he declined to say by how much. The chief judge also said that he is investigating reports that Kizas visited several suburban police stations last week to study bond records. Relieved of Duties Kizas was relieved of his duties in Small Claims court on May 11 after disclosures that he had visited police sta tions at all hours to set bonds for accused felons.. A commission convened by the Illinois Supreme court will hear charges of official misconduct against Kizas. A second associate ludge, James E. Murphy, did not set any bonds in the suburban areas, Judge Boyle said. Stories Name Him Murphy's name entered the investigation after The Tribune revealed Saturday that he, too, had been setting large numbers of bonds, including many for gamblers. Judge Boyle said his investigators determined that Murphy had set 702 bonds in less than two years at different police districts. ' A check of bond records in the Central district by The Continued on page 2, col. 1 Evacuate Americana JERUSALEM. May 23 Tuesday (UPD The United States embassy today said Americans in Israel are being , evacuated because of the -threat of a full-scale mid-East war. The evacuation began as Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol called an emergency meeting of the nation's securi- ty panel to discuss Egypt's blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba. v - CAIRO, Egypt, May 22 TReu-ters President Gamal Abdel Nasser said today that the United Arab Republic Egypt has decided to close the Gulf of Aqaba Israel's southern outlet to the sea to all ships flying Israeli flags or carrying strategic materials. There was no comment immediately from Israel but that nation's government has announced that any attempt by Egypt to close Aqaba gulf's Strait of Tiran, thereby sealing off the port of Eilat, will be regarded as an act of war. Forbids All Shipping Speaking to airmen at an advanced air force headquarters in Sinai, Nasser said all Israeli and strategic material ships will be forbidden to pass in and out of the gulf past Sharm el Sheikh at the mouth of the gulf. Reliable Cairo sources reported that an Egyptian cruis- Mediierranean . 100 MILES Seo -JTj -L-Conoi f i 4? V : S I N A I EILATAOABA MjGulf ot jA "B:!Sroif off h: :7K Tiran i SAUDI : - V;,n4 arabia egypt! V . (UJLR5: . i '- " '3v Red Sea Marotiitz Sees Lawless Days in Turbulent Chicago Epoch m , -"'--- " Third in a series of articles cn the rise of Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz . from the west . side slums of Chicago to the federal District court bench. BY WAYNE THOMIS Abraham Lincoln Marovitz was 22 years old when he be gan trial work as an assistant prosecutor under the late Robert; E.- Crowe, ;then serving his-final years as Cook, county's stateV attorney. The era was one of the most 'turbulent1 in city politics and probably the . bloodiest and' most "lawless in the annals of "Chicago crime. - From Devout. Home As a child of his times, Little Abe, as the judge calls him self, when recounting some of this personal story, was a bright and knowledgeable slum "kid." He had grown to young manhood in the "bloody Twentieth," as the ward was widely known. Many of the hard-cases and mobsters who were to figure in sensa'tional affairs over the next few decades were for- Crowe as state's i Robert .E. attorney. xaer schoolmates or acquaintances from the streets. Certainly he knew most of the brutal facts of daily exist ence in the more or less open underworld of that area.j He was aware of organized, gambling and protected; prostitu tion; of beer running ana alcohol delivery routes. . And he knew a good deal about the gang wars and the gun Daiues between ' hoodlum- organizations river "territorial rights'." At the same time he was the product of a very devout, strict ly orthodox Jewish home. His parents observed the letter and spirit of every ritual as the judge continues to do to this day. His mother and father emphasized in spite of their continuing financial straits the idealistic and philosophic elements, of the Hebrew reli eion. And these of course, were foreign to the mores of the city-jungle around them. Some of this contrast left even the pragmatic young law yer confused. Recalls Sordid Trial VI got started in the courts with a trial resulting from a man having been charged with molesting his own two daugh ters," Judge Marovitz remem bers with some pain I could think of no more heinous crime," he says. was really outraged. I had not sown my own .wild oats and had not been very much concerned about, nor did I know much about sex ."I went into court perfectly Continued on page 2, col. 21 er, four torpedo boats and two submarines had passed thru the Suez canal, apparently heading for the Red sea and a possible blockade of the gulf. "We are now face to face with Israel and if they want to try their luck without Britain and France, we await them, Nasser said. This was a refer ence to the fighting in 1956 when Britain and France sup ported Israel. Welcomes Israeli Threat 'The Israeli flag will not pass thru Aqaba gulf and our sovereignty over the gulf entrance is not negotiable. .If Israel wants to threaten us with war they are welcome," he said. '. EevDt was reriorted to have rejected the western and Israeli view that the Strait of Tiran is an international waterway be cause the Gulf of Aqaba bor-ders on Egypt's Sinai penin sula, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ' " , ; Reliable sources in Cairo in dicated that non-Israeli shipping entering the gulf would be examined by Egyptian offi cials and that cargo from Israel or for Israel 'would be re moved. - This is the same procedure that has been applied to Suez canal shipping since- the Arab-. Israeli war in 1948. Egypt ior-bids Israeli ships passage thru the Suez. Nasser said Egypt was banning the passage of "strategic materials" thru the gulf even if they were carried by non-Israeli vessels. Nasser also said that if the United States, Britain and Continued on page I, col. 11

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