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Tuesday, September 17, 1963
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i'i a Kings Jester There are too many people in too many cars in too big a hurry going too many directions to nowhere for nothing. rain late this afternoon and it; clearing tomorrow; gentle movement tomorrow over torn drying conditions; low to-lays high ranged between resterdays extremes were 88-56. ESTABLISHED 1880 HANFORD, KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1963 12 PAGES 10 CENTS Screen Actresses Respond to Birmingham Tragedy Meeting with the press in Beverly Hills, actresses Carolyn Jones (left), June Ally-son (center) and Judy Garland announce they are setting up a fund for families of four little girls killed in Birmingham, Ala., church bombing Sunday. Pam Powell and Lisa Minnelli, standing behind their mothers, announced they will attend the funeral of the victims. (UPI Telephoto) Birmingham Negroes Plan March on State Capitol By United Press International Police shifted their patrols from the darkened streets of B i r m i n g h am to the school grounds early today and Negro leaders made plans for a march on the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery. Actresses Daughters to Alabama BEVERLY HILLS (UPI) - The teen-aged daughters of Judy Garland and June Allyson are expected to be among those attending funeral services for four Alabama youngsters killed when a bomb exploded in their Sunday School class. Miss Garland and Miss Allyson said their 17-year-old daughters Liza Minnelli and Pamela Powell had asked to be allowed to go to the funeral, and that they would go alone to bring added emphasis to this terrible thing. Actress Carolyn Jones joined with the two famous mothers Monday in a personal campaign asking for contributions for the families of the victims of the church bombing. Maybe our small voice will be the voice that is heard, they said. Non-Violence Stressed By AL KUETTNER United Press International Isn't this great? Isnt this at? This could just as well e been a mob but it is a dis-lined group of people. And y are going home. he hour was 10 oclock Mon-j night. The place was the th Avenue Baptist Church in mingham, Ala., and the speak-was a wiry integration leader the name of the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. lie meeting had started almost r hours earlier with the hymns i prayers of the first few Ne-es who came into an audito-m that would be filled with idreds before the night was :r. . "or days and nights, violence I stalked the city of Birming-m rocks, gunfire and bombs, ich of it had been the work of groes. The purpose of the mass teting on Sixth Avenue was to anse the congregation of any lire to retaliate with disorder. Turned To Prayer Vs Negro volunteer guards imed through the big church, iodically checking all rooms explosives that might have ?n planted, the leaders turned ! people to fervent prayer and lent song. rhe meeting returned to the y the persuasive voice of the nviolent movement headed by . Martin Luther King Jr. There re hopes that it would impact d calm a segment of the Negro pulation that has repeatedly rassed police and white pedes-ms and motorists. Outrage of the Negro community of Birminghams latest racial bombing manifested itself in stoning attacks on white motorists and other acts of vandalism Monday night. During one such incident a white motorist fired a pistol three times into a group of King and Shuttlesworth asked the mass meeting crowd to go home quietly and stay out of trouble. They went out of the church holding hands and humming the closing hymn. Keep your heads high and your hearts clean, the Rev. Edward Gardner told the Negro rally. In the name of our struggle, dont throw rocks. They will not solve our problems. If you o i l think you are getting mad, go SCllOOi oOVCOlt home and cool off. J Wont Back Violators He warned the rock-throwers that we will not spend one penny on any who promote violence. If you join that crowd, they will have to get you out of jail. Gardner told the crowd to refrain from carrying American flags to offset the Confederate flags of the segregation demonstrators. King told his people that they were partly responsible for the Sunday bomb slaying of four Negro girls in Sunday school. He said apathy and do nothing were the big culprits, not the bomber. Veterans of similar meetings conducted by King after previous slayings recalled it was the same technique of returning a restless, frightened and angry mass of people to the discipline of simple prayer and faith. Out of Monday nights meeting, Birmingham hoped against hope that peace would come again to a city which nightfall has been turning into a jungle. about 20 Negroes who had taunted and hurled rocks at him. Oliver Williams, 16, was wounded slightly. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., acknowledged leader of the southern integration movement, joined other leaders at a mass rally Monday night in urging the Negro community to channel its frustration and bitterness into a grim determination to win civil rights through non-violence and the ballot box. The crowd greeted with deafening approval the proposal to march on Montgomery to take a black wreath and protest peti tions to Gov. George Wallce. But Negro leaders said later that plans for such a march were not complete. The plight of the Birmingham Negroes sparked sympathy demonstrations in Boston and Washington. The largest demonstration was in Tallahassee, Fla., where about 250 Negroes marched to the jail-house where some of their com' rades jailed in earlier demonstrations were lodged and sang freedom songs. Police ordered them to disperse, and about 150 who refused were led quietly inside the jail to join the others. Sixty-four young Negroes were hauled off to jail in two buses in Selma, Ala., when they attempted to picket a white-only restaurant, and 15 Negroes picketing a segregated theater in Columbia, S. C., also were arrested. Other developments: Anniston, Ala.: The public li- Continued on Page 2, Column 7 Losing Ground BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI)-A white boycott of three newly-integrated schools in this racial-ly-tense city appeared today to be losing ground. Ramsay High School, where one Negro began classes a week ago, reported that its entire student body of 852 was present following a decline in attendance Monday, apparently caused by the apprehension after Sundays church bombing that killed four persons. West End High, scene of bois terous demonstrations by white students, was quiet and half of the 1,440 member student body-including two Negro girls was in class today. At Graymont Elementary School, where two Negro broth ers were in classes, attendance climbed to 175 of the 249 enrolled. Citys school authorities were optimist that the rise in attendance would continue. Loyal Mobs Riot In Malaysia By PATRICK J. KILLE.V KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPI) A howling mob of 1,000 persons today smashed windows at the Indonesian Embassy here, burned an Indonesian consular office and wrecked three other offices in retaliation for attacks on the Malayan and British embassies in Indonesia. . The rioters hurled rocks and firecrackers. They burned and trampled a giant portrait of Indonesian President Sukarno as the new Federation of Malaysia formally broke off diplomatic relations with its two large neighbors, Indonesia and the Philippines. s The diplomatic break followed refusal of the Indonesian and Philippines governments to recognize Malaysia, which came into being Monday as a federation composed of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo (Sabah). The action, climaxing a lengthy and bitter dispute over formation of the new state,- was announced by Prime Minister Prince (Tengku) Abdul Rahman following a decision taken at an emergency cabinet session. Hoist Malaysian Flag The demonstrating mob today shouted anti-Sukarno slogans, removed the Indonesian emblem from the Indonesian Embassy and briefly hoisted the new Malaysian flag. Helmeted riot police pushed back the mob, took away the flag and put out the fire. There were no reported injuries despite the fact the demonstrators hurled rocks the size of bricks and tossed whole packages of firecrackers into the Indonesian compound. Several fires broke out in the shrubbery surrounding the embassy. - ; .!, ' The demonstrators dragged the Indonesian Embassy emblem through the streets and marched on Prince Rahmans residence where they announced their confidence in the prime minister, architect of the new federation. Demonstrators picked up Rahman in his chair and cheered him. Moved By Patriotism Rahman, in tears, told the crowd: I am moved by your patriotism but I hope you will leave things to me and the government to handle. At a ceremony later today, Rahman formally proclaimed the establishment of the Malaysia before a crowd of 25,000 persons who braved rain in Mereka Stadium. The crowd joined the princely premier in seven thundering cheers of Merdeka! (freedom). The riotious demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur were staged by Malay, Chinese and Indian youths in reaction to Mondays attacks on the British and Malayan embassies in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Rain Threatens Valley Raisins FRESNO (UPD The Weather Bureau revised its raisin drying forecast this morning and said conditions will improve Wednesday following rain which arrived at a time when the nations full 1963 raisin crop was drying. The new forecast called for considerable cloudiness through tonight with occasional rain today and tonight but with clearing skies Wednesday. Drying conditions were poor today but should improve Wednesday. About 100,000 acres of grapes have been spread out to dry in the past few days and a heavy rain could cause a heavy loss. The storm formed far off the Oregon coast earlier this week and began moving southeast toward the Central California coast Monday morning. The Weather Bureau said it will bring occasional rain today and tonight with partly cloudy skies Wednesday. The prediction was for slightly cooler weather with daytime temperatures of 74-79 degrees, dropping to the 50s at night. Name New Bishop WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Rev. Paul Moore Jr., dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Ind., since 1957, has been elected suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. The Rev. Mr. Moore, a 43-year-old native of Morristown, N. J., was elected at a special diocesan convention Monday. He will serve as suffragan to Bishop William F. Creighton. Cindy Hits Gulf Coast And Quickly Collapses XAS HinniCAKSi "CINDY I The above map shows the route of Hurricane Cindy as it approached the Texas coast early today and swept the mainland between Galveston and Port Arthur with 80-m.p.h. winds. Then Cindy weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm. (UPI News-map) Senate Test Ban Support Increases ; Vote Friday WASHINGTON (UPI) The nu- such vulnerabilities than the Unit-clear test ban treaty gained sup- ed States. Seek Vote Friday Senate leaders hope to bring , , the treaty to a vote by Friday, that he woul suppo e pa . Democratic Leader Mike Mans- port today from another key Southern Democrat when Sen. Sam J. Ervin, N.C., announced though without great enthusi asm. Ervins announcement in a Sen- weeyy white ate speech brought to 82 the num- conference-ber of firm or probable votes for Mansfield said he anticipated the treaty. Ervin had been re- votes week on proposed res-garded as one of the fence-sitters ervations and understandings before todays announcement. and jf a f jna2 vote is not at-Ervin said his treaty endorse- ta;ne(j on the treaty itself, then ment was the most difficult ae- Come perhaps next cision I have had to make since week coming to the Senate nine years Symington, who had access to ago. ... secret military testimony before He made his decision known wo committees on the treaty, as Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., sajd a speech prepard for Sen-the nations first Air Force secre- ae delivery, TTie evidence is tary, defended the pact on one of jhat the Soviets know no more its most debated points the abil- an we do about such vulner-ity of U.S. missile sites to sur- abilltieS- vive a nuclear attack. He said jje challenged one of the prin- he is confident that the Russians do not know any more about Driver Has Accident, Shoots Self VISALIA (UPI) - Floyd M. Mason, 60, a Woodlake farm worker, shot and killed himself Monday moments after his car rammed the rear of another vehicle. Witnesses said Mason told them immediately after the accident that he was all right. Then he climbed into his car, hastily scribbled a note on a shoe box top and then pumped two bullets into his chest with a .22 caliber pistol. Contents of the note were not disclosed. The driver of the other car, Frank Lipscomb, 50, Visalia, told investigating Highway Patrol officers that he was pulling off the highway onto a rural road when he glanced in the rear view mirror and saw Mason s car approaching at a high rate of speed. Lipscomb swerved but was unable to get off the road before Masons car rammed his. Lipscomb was not injured. Masons wife said he had been depressed for several days. Viet Nam Reds Ask Coalition SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI) Viet Nams Communist guerrillas appealed today for a coalition government on the order of neighboring Laos as a means of endmg the fighting here. The appeal was made by Nguyen Huu Tho, president of the Communist National Liberation Front, in a letter to the United Nations broadcast by Communist stations. It called for withdrawal of U.S troops, the end of U.S. participation in Vietnamese affairs, and the establishment of a national democratic, peaceful, and neutral coalition government," presumably made up of Communists and anti-communists. field, Mont., reasserted this target today to newsmen after the House legislative cipal anti-treaty arguments, saying, The evidence is that they have not conducted any large-yield tests of this kind. Treaty opponents have stressed that the Soviet Union probably knows much more than the United States about super-bomb effects because of the Russians 1961 -1962 atmospheric testing of high-yield weapons. Thurmond Also Speaks Speeches by Symington and Sen. J. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., a sharp opponent of the pact, highlighted todays Senate debate on the treaty. The treaty cleared its first parliamentary hurdle Monday with backers citing the birth of the Fischer quintuplets as a symbolic reason for its ratification, separate ratification resolution. The Senate took the parliamentary step when it agreed unanimously to accept the actual text of the treaty without amendment and begin consideration of the This action came as Sen George S. McGovern, D-S. D., said he would support the treaty as a concrete gesture to help protect the Fischer quintuplets born in his state and all other children from radioactive fallout. Perhaps there is no greater gift that I can offer as one of the elected representatives of this family than to work in every way for a world where these children. . .indeed all the children of the earth, can breathe clean air and live free from the blight of hatred and war, McGovern told the senate. Senators Fly Back From Yugoslavia BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (UPI) Seven U.S. senators left the In terparliamentary Union GPU) conference today and headed for Washington to vote on the nuclear test ban treaty. They left in a special U.S. Navy plane to be on hand for the crucial Senate vote. The group was expected to reach Washington tonight via Paris. Before leaving, Sen. Edwart M. Kennedy, D-Mass., told news conference he is confident the treaty iwiU get the needec two thirds majority vote. Thousands Flee Homes By KYLE THOMPSON PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (UPI) La., but veered west. Winds up Hurricane Cindy, steadily losing to 40 miles an . hour raked the strength, hit the gulf coast in a low-lyi5 Louisiana town, but the . ... , , seawall contained tides, soarsely populated area between The sheriffs office said there- Galveston and Port Arthur, Tex., were no casualties and no one today and quickly collapsed. missing in the storm. Only a few The New Orleans Weather Bu- injuries were reported in minor reau lowered all warnings in a automobile accidents as 5,000 res-bulletin at 9 a.m. PDT, and said idents of the Cameron area fled that Cindys maximum winds were to higher ground. 50 miles an hour, 25 miles below Winds up to 50 miles an hour minimum hurricane strength. howled through Port Arthur. Cindy was downgraded to a trop- This was a far cry from dev-, ical storm. astating Hurricane Carla which No casualties were reported and struck the Texas coast two years there was slight property dam- and one week ago today, killing age. Heavy rains were forecast, at least 17 persons and leaving Cindy collapsed as fast as she damage in the hundreds of mil-developed. Rons of dollars. She packed gusts up to 80 miles an hour in the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands Flee Inland s,.f rfh I4,168 S Thousands of coastal residents crklvhlttoVeStn bUt dropped had fled inland before the swift-q y developing power of Cindy. Many men stuck to their jobs at sea. Between five and 10 shrimp The eye of the storm passed boats rode out the storm off Gal-through the tiny, evacuated town veston. of High Island between 6:10 a.m. Twenty-six men were battened and 6:40 a.m. PDT. Sixty-to-sev- down on an oil rig off the Lou-enty-mile winds died as the eye isiana coast. Another 40 were on passed and rose again as the back a barge off Cameron, La. Eight side of the storm struck. Cindy men were on a tug having en-swirled around the High Island gme trouble off Galveston, One area, a stretch of almost empty shrimp boat was unreported off iand- Galveston. At Port Arthur and Galveston, Tides rose almost . five feet some windows broke and power above normal. Cindys highest lines fell. About two inches of winds were 80 mile gusts. Gal-rain pelted Port Arthur, where veston recorded 74 mile-an-hour 2,000 people took refuge in shel- winds during the night. These ter ui Galveston. dropped to 35 miles an hour. Refineries and chemical plants Three shrimp boats off Galves in Port Arthur operated normally ton had radioed the Coast Guard tnrough the blow. - - for aid, but none was hi imme- Cindy aimed first for Cameron, diate danger. . , McCormack Promises Action On JFK Tax Cut Next Week r WASHINGTON (UPI) Speaker . McCormack told reporters after John W. McCormack assured the sessinn that President Kennedy today that the 8 th ! Kennedy ad House would try to pass next pressed Sreat pleasure with week his proposed $11 billion tax 016 bill approved by the House cut- Ways & Means Committee. -. : The assurance was given Ken- The speaker said Kennedys nedy at a weekly meeting with speech to the nation Wednesday Democratic legislative leaders night on tax legislation will un-dunng winch he again empha- derscore the vital importance of need fr passage of the prompt congressional action if the economy of the nation Is to grow without a recession and more jobs are to be created. A Republican opponent of the tax cut criticized Kennedys plans to make the nationwide broadcast appeal. . . , j . Rep. Thomas B. Curtis, R-Mo., said equal time to match the Kennedy broadcast Wednesday night would not be needed. I dont know what he can say new. Hes beginning to sound like a broken record, Curtis said. Kennedys speech will follow hearings earlier in the day before the House Rules Committee, during which arguments for, and against the tax cut will be aired. The bill, approved by the ways & means committee after months of study, still must be cleared by the rules committee for a vote In the House. For this occasion, rules committee chairman Howard W. Smith, D-Va., who opposes the bill, borrowed the ways & means chamber, the biggest hearing room on Capitol Hill. Assuming it runs into no trouble in the rules committee, the bill is scheduled to come up for debate in the House starting a week from today. - Free Worlds Radar tJmbrella Completed with British Station . " FYLINGDALES MOOR, Eng- tion of this base today Russig land (UPI) The free worlds had a pathway hundreds of alarm system against surprise at- wide through which it could have' tack by Russian rockets goes into fired rockets at Europe and North full operation today with the America without the absolute opening of the final link in a bil- certainty of instant retaliation. L lion-dollar radar chain. Now, the free- world will have The $120 million Fylingdales an electronic umbrella 3,000 miles base, built in this national park wide which extends nearly that by the U.S. Air Force and the far into European and Asiatic Royal Air Force (RAF), closed Russia to warn it of attack, the last radar pathway over the This will give the United States top of the world from Russia to about 15 minutes in which to got the United States and its NATO its retaliatory forces into action, allies. Fylingdales, which can detect in- Fylingdales completes the Bal- termediate range missiles as well listics Missile Early Warning Sys- as intercontinental rockets, will tem (BMEWS) launched by the give Britain about four minutes United States six years ago. Its warning, two companion stations Thule The United States paid $86 mil in Greenland and Gear in Alaska lion (35,000,000 pounds) of the have been operational for more cost of the base. Britain supplied than two years. the land and the other $22.4 mil- But until the official inaugura- lion.

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