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TEMPERATURE Tuesday high 94, low 74. 7 :00 a. m. today 75. Downtown noon today 85. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL —SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER Fair to partly cloudy through Thursday with only minor temperature changes. Low tonight 64-68. High Thursday 86-92. VOLUME XLIII — NO. 263 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1963 30c PER WEEK RUSK WILL EXPLAIN TO GERMANS REPUBLICANS WON'T BLOCK TEST TREATY WHERE ARE ALL THE ACTORS? Dirksen Says "Mail Di vided" — But He Has No Choice. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have assessed the political implications of the limited nuclear test ban treaty and roost are expected to wind up voting for its ratification. An influential Republican senator, who asked not to be quoted by name, said he and a majority of his colleagues have reached the conclusion that "we can't afford e litically to vote against this »aty." "There arc a number of risks in- Vblved that I don't like to see us take as a nation," he said. "But if the Joint Chiefs of Staff say that, f » balance, it is acceptable—and believe they will—we won't have •ny choice but to support it." He attributed this in part to what he called the "mother vote," women who have feared that nuclear fallout might result in deformed children and who bo lleve the treaty may eliminate this danger. As a result, the senator said, •Iter extensive hearings beginning Monday he expects to see opposi Hon virtually collapse. Democratic leaders have said ftey are confident of getting the necessary support of two-thirds of those voting. But they have been wooing GOP backing in order to attain overwhelming approval. Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois said he has had 5,000 letters, divided equally for and against ratification. Dirksen told a news conference Tuesday he had the Senate Re^ publican Policy Committee staff poll the administrative assistants of 42 senators. He said the staff found 20 whose mail favored rati llcation, 14 whose mail opposed it and 8 evenly divided. He said he had the survey made because of news stories saying White House mail was "lopsidedly" in favor of the treaty. Dirksen has delayed taking any stand on ratification. Among 32 Republicans, Dirksen •aid the mail was 14 to 12 favor able to the treaty, with 6 reporting a standoff. Among Democrats, he said the mall of six favored the treaty, that of two was opposed and that of two evenly divided. The Republican leader said reaction ranged from 12-1 support of the treaty in a Democrat's mail to 9-1 against in one Republican's mail. He declined to identify any of the senators involved or to give their geographical location. Another senator said, that most at the opposition mail was coming from the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. U.S. Ponders Nikita's Motives Next Khrush Deal Won't Be So Easy Plenty of camerus are pointed at the bears in yellow- stone Park, Wyo., every summer, but this bear pulled a switch and reversed the process. Unidentified tourist was taking pictures In the national park when the bear surprised him. He left In a hurry for his parked car and the bear took over the camera, (AP Wirephoto) Paul Johnson Out Front In Mississippi Man Who Barred Meredith At Ole Miss Campus Is Favorite. Break Ground At Harrisburg SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Ground breaking ceremonies for the A.L. Bowen Children's Center in Harrisburg will be held Aug, 20, it was announced Tuesday. The center will provide 300 beds lor treatment of the mentally retarded. About 50 beds will comprise a research and training ftjstitute operated in conjunction With Southern Illinois University, Interstate 57 Held Up Pending 1-24 Decision WELCOME HOME, KEVIN Illinois Pfc. Wounded In Korean Clash By CONRAD FINK IN KOREA, Wth 1st Cavalry Division (AP)—An Illinois man and five others were recommended today for Purple Heart decorations due to wounds in a clash Monday with Communist North Korean troops. All six were nicked by grenade fragments and wounded slightly. They include Pfc. Nicolas Dunbar, 19, of Belvidere. 111. Dunbar lives at 214^ West 2nd St., in Belvidere. Their unit, led by Capl. Jerry C. Scott, 29, of Ada, Okla., fought off a North Korean patrol that assaulted their position atop finger-like ridge about 13 miles east of Panmunjom Recommendations for the decoration, awarded only to soldiers wounded in combat, were made by Lt. Col. Edwin Emerson, of Helena, Mont. 'I certainly think they deserve it," Emerson said The six soldiers were not hos pitalized. They returned to duty a few hours after the fight, wearing small bandages over scalp, leg and arm wounds. The others are Pfc. Roger Chalifour, of Manchester, N.H Pfc. June McKinney, 25, Lexington, Ky.; Pfc. Robert Stemplier 18, Coldwater, Mich.; Pvt. Gene Hamby, 19, Puxico, Mo.; Pfc By JAMES SAGGUS Associated Press Staff Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lt Gov. Paul Johnson, who once barred Negro James Meredith from the University of Mississippi campus, maintained a steady lead today in slowly mounting Democratic primary returns for gover nor. With about 210,000 votes report' ed out of some 450,000 expected, Johnson kept his lead over former Gov. J.P. Coleman and young Charles Sullivan. With 1,274 of the state's 1,882 precincts reporting, Johnson had 82,853 votes, Coleman 68,939 and Sullivan 57,787. Robert Mason of Magee. 65- year-old welder, was out of the running with 1,203 votes. Because the long ballot—listing offices from governor to constable—must be hand-counted in all but 17 precincts, there were indications tight races may not be settled until nightfall or possibly Thursday. Runoffs will be held Aug. 27 for races in which no one gets a majority. Democratic nominees will go on the general election ballot Nov. 5. Republican opposition, including gubernatorial candidate Rubel Philips, may pose a threat for the first time since the turn of the century. A flurry of Negro "vote-ins" heightened interest in the campaigning, at the last minute. The vote-ins came after a campaign based lai'gely on each candidate's claims that he was best equipped to fight for segregation and against the Kennedy administration. Gov. Ross Barnett, ineligible SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - A southern Illinois delegation was told today that work on Interstate 57 had been held up pending a decision on the routing of Interstate 9 4 Director Francis Lorenz of the| v .ernon_Allen, 21, and Camp Bells. i: LCLllVJO \JX till. ... 1 Illinois Public Works Department V1 £:' W , K - - - —. - i The recommendations were be forwarded to Brig. Gen (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) said he has asked the State High way Division for a full report on interstate construction in the southern Illinois area. The delegation, headed by Harry Bolen of Cairo, retired National Guard officer, urged Lorenz and Virden E. Staff, chief state liighway engineer, to speed up work on Interstate 57 from Dongola to Cairo. Staff said construction on Interstate 57 has been delayed because of a controversy between Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee over the final routing of Interstate 24 between Nashville and St. Louis. Lorenz said Illinois wants Inter state 24 to come into Illinois "because there are more people headed for Chicago than St, Louis." He pointed out that an interchange would have to be built for an intersection of the two highways. Besides Bolen, the delegation included Mayor T. H. Beadles, Payton Berbling and Connell Smith, all of Cairo; Rep. Gale Williams, Murphysboro; Sen. Wiliam Grindlc, Herrin; S. N. Yates, Miller City; and Oris Vick, Olive Branch. 'Doctor Of Year' Dies At Age 79 OAK PARK, 111. (AP) — Dr. W.E. Camahan, 79, of Macomb, the 1961 "Illinois Doctor of the Year," died after surgery Tuesday in West Suburban Hospital. Carnahan had practiced medicine 37 years. He entered the hospital July 29. Survivors include the widow, Lucy, and a son. Charles Pershing Brown, com manding general of the 1st Cavalry Division. The six men are members of the division's 1st Battle Group, 8th Cavalry. St. Maj. William Humphreys, 38, of Long Beach, Calif., the ranking enlisted man in the battle group, said he thought the men should also be awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, a decoration normally given men who have been in sustained combat. The six helped fight off a Red patrol that attacked and circled, withdrew and probed forward for about two hours before breaking off contact. Dunbar, who was hit in the right hand and right leg, said, "I feel good, real good. I just hope my folks feel as good as I do. I'm worried to death about them." LOCAL DRAFTEES DEPART Promises New "Evidence" In Ward Scandal LONDON (AP) — Dr. Stephen Ward's last girl friend said today she will give Lord Denning sensational new evidence in Britain's sex and security scandal. "I received Stephen's last letter to me last night," said 22- year-old Julie Gulliver. "I can't say anything about it yet. "But I intend to see Lord Denning this week with some new evidence that will be sensational." Denning, a judge, is investigating security aspects of the affairs Ward's protege, call girl Christine Keeler, carried on simultaneously with former War Minister John D. Profumo and assistant Soviet naval attache Eugene Ivanov. Profumo resigned June 4 from Parliament and the government in disgrace. Ivanov returned to Moscow before the scandal broke. Ward, convicted on two vice charges last week, died Saturday from an overdose of drugs. He told friends he was being made the scapegoat of the scandal <that rocked Prime Minister Macmillan's government. By JOHN Ml. H1GHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)—As East- West negotiations go, the recent conclusion of a limited nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union was a breeze. The next round won't be so easy. I Premier Khrushchev's insistent call for an East-West nonaggres-j sion treaty seems certain to provide the central issue in negotiations at the next stage. The problem of finding out how the United States should approach those negotiations and what Khrushchev wants to accomplish in them is being explored by Seo •etary of State Dean Rusk in talks with top Soviet leaders in Moscow! this week. ' Khrushchev has made his main I point clear. At the signing of the test ban pact Monday in Moscow! he declared that "the next step, in our opinion, should be to conclude a nonaggression pact between the member states of NATO and the states belonging to the Warsaw Treaty." While the United States position on his proposal is publicly flexible, American leaders undoubtedly are opposed to the pact in the form in which Khrushchev wants at. The public flexibility is due to a desire here to keep Western negotiations with the Soviet government moving forward and to find out whether a modified nonaggres sion agreement acceptable to both sides might be worked out. What course Khrushchev eventually takes depends on his real goals, about which Washington of-' ficials are uncertain. If, as many suspect, he is angling for some kind of recognition of Communist East Germany, the United States and its allies will face extreme difficulty in coming to terms with him in the next round. The Western powers do not recognize East Germany, a member of the Warsaw treaty. In the view of some of the best informed authorities here a non- aggression pact would be meaningless except as a kind of good will gesture toward peace. All the countries which are members of the United Nations, including thej Soviet Union and the United States,' are already committed to non- aggression by the U.N. charter. French President Charles de Gaulle has made clear his opposition to the proposed nonaggres­ sion pact—as well as his unwillingness to sign the nuclear test ban agreement. It is understood that De Gaulle's I stand, taken in a news conference July 29, has been affirmed in a message he sent this week to President Kennedy. De Gaulle is reported to have told Kennedy that France does not intend to sign the test ban treaty—even at the price of U.S. aid for France's nuclear program. ADENAUER BALKS ON TEST BAN Kevin Clark, 3 y 2 -year-old Mt. Vernon lad who is on the mend after a heart operation, gets a royal welcome home this week. Kevin, sitting at center, smiles while the rest of the family greets him with happy grins at their home, 1810 Highland View. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Clark. The children, from the left — Marsha, 8, Kevin, 3i/ 2 , Mike, 16 months, and David, S'/j. Little Kevin, who was born with a hole in ills heart, was the darling of nurses and doctors at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after the successful open, heart operation July S3. In lower photo, nurses and others gather around the little boy after he was able to be up in a wheelchair. Kevin Is getting along fine but must stay in bed for at least six more weeks. (Mary Jane Studio Photos); These young Jefferson county men left early today for St. Louis for Immediate induction Into the U.S. armed forces. From the left are: Roger A. Langdon, son of Mrs. Mary Langdon of Bluford; Willie Mike Keller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Keller of Bonnie; Gary Levall, 1800 north 13th, husband of Patricia Levall and son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Levall, 301 Broadway; Herbert J. Newell, ton of Mrs. Edna Newell oJ Route 2, Walton- Mlto. (Mary Jane Studio Photo) Boy, 11, Learned To Strangle The j Television Way JOLIET, 111. (AP)—An 11- year-old boy who strangled a little girl because of an idea he said he got while watching television was committed today to the custody of the Illinois Youth Commission. j Because of his age, slate law' prohibited the prosecution of Kenneth Warner on a criminal charge of murdering 4-year-old Lynn Ann Kozlowski. Kenneth's committal was ordered by Circuit Court Judge James W. Barr. The Kozlowski child's body was found in an oats field near Greentree subdivision two miles southeast of Joliet on June 28, about two hours after she disappeared from a playmate's yard. Sheriff Joseph Trizna quoted the Warner boy as saying he killed Lynn Ann, after practicing by choking cats and kittens. The boy told the sheriff something he'd seen on TV suggested the strangling. BULLETIN 2nd Son For President And Jackie OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AP) — Mrs. John F. Kennedy, wife of the President, gave birth to their third child—a son—today at the base hospital. WASHINGTON (AP) - Mrs. John F. Kennedy, expecting a third child, is going to the hos pital at Obis Air Force Base near Hyannis, Mass., the White House announced today. The President is flying to join her. details in the John Vitale Bosses St. L. 'Cosa Nostra' Police Claim Italian Hoodlums Confine Operations To Illinois. Geo. Heidenreich Heads Local Red Cross Chapter George R. Heidenreich, No. 4 Lyons, is the new chairman of the Jefferson county Red Cross. Heidenreich, manager of Sears Roebuck and Co. was elected chapter chairman last night by the unanimous vote of the board of directors. Other officers of the chapter, who will serve in the coming year, are Mrs. James Setzekorn, secretary, and Edsel Rightnowar, treasurer. The directors discussed the recruiting program for the August visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile to Mt. Vernon. The Bloodmobile will be at the Moose Lodge from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22 and from noon to 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 23. Th« directors also discussed th« forthcoming United Fund Driv* GEORGE HEIDENREICH There wore no announcement. Presidential Press Secretary Pierre Salinger suddenly summoned a small group of newsmen to accompany the President. He explained t'hat the President was flying immediately to Cape Cod because his wife was going to the hospital. The third Kennedy child had not been expected until late this month. Mrs. Kennedy's second baby, John Jr., now 2Vz, arrived prematurely on Nov. 25, 1960 At that time, Kenndey was president-elect and had started back for his temporary headquarters at Palm Beach, Fla., after having Thanksgiving diner here with Mrs. Kennedy. He received word upon his arrival at Palm Beach that Mrs. Kennedy had gone to the hospital here, and immediately boarded another plane and flew back, arriving after the birth. Mrs. Kennedy has been spending the summer at Squaw Island, Cape Cod. Weeks ago, her physician checked facilities at Otis Air Force Base for her possible use, if need be, but the White House insisted at the time that her plans were to return here and enter Walter Reed Army hospital for delivery of the baby. Salinger was asked whether he considered Mrs. Kennedy's early trip to the Otis Hospital to be an emergency. "I would rather not characterize it," he said. "She has been taken to the hospital and this was not foreseen." The President was notified of the rush trip to the hospital by Dr. Janet Travel!, one of the White House physicians, who is at Cape Cod. The President got a telephone call from Dr. Travel!, Salinger said, four minutes before noon. ST. LOUIS (AP)-Federal au. thorities in St. Louis have declined to comment on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article saying hoodlum John Vitale may be head of the "Cosa Nostra family" in this area. The newspaper, quoting federal authorities in Washington, said Tuesday it was told t'hat Vitale, frequently arrested and thrice convicted, "is the leading Italian hoodlum" and may be head of the Cosa Nostra in St. Louis. The newspaper said it questioned federal iaw enforcement authorities in Washington about disclosures of Joseph Valachi, Cosa Nostra member turned informer, concerning activities of the crime syndicate in this area. The federal officers were quoted as saying Valachi reported that he heard there was a Cosa Nostra "family" hero, but that he knew little about it. The FBI and U.S. district at torncy's office in St. Louis declined to comment. Police Chief Curtis BrOslron has said there is no organized crime syndicate in St. Louis and St. Louis detectives have said they doubt there is a Cosa Nostra as it is known in the East. Vitale, and most other alleged St Louis gangsters, do not live in the city itself but in St. Louis County. Police said they tend to confine their operations to Illinois, just across the Mississipi River. Release Wife Of Man Run Over By Car Mrs. Ester Nadine Sanders, 48, who said she didn't mean to run over her husband with a car in a bean field, was released from the Jefferson county jail this morning. Her husband, Kermit, 48, remained as a patient in St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia in fairly good condition. The Sanders family lives in northwestern Jefferson county. Officers reported Sanders suffered ankle and shoulder fractures and a pelvis injury before daylight Tuesday when he was trapped underneath a car his wife drove through a wire fence and into the bean field, in Grand Prairie township near Irvington "Mrs. Sanders said it was an _ecident and Mr. Sanders said it was an accident," Sheriff Dewey Barton said. The sheriff said Mrs. Sanders was released from jail, without WASHINGTON (AP)-Secretary of State Dean Rusk will visit West Germany on his way back from Moscow and personally explain to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer the recent developments in East-West relations. The State Department announced today that Rusk, who signed the nuclear test ban treaty in the Soviet capital Monday, will fly into Bonn sometime Saturday, Aug. 10. He will spend the night in the West German capital and return to Washington Sunday. The administration, it is understood, decided to instruct Rusk to make his stopover after a study of reports from Bonn indicating that A d e n a u e r's government would not accede to the test ban treaty—at least not immediately. Rusk flew to Leningrad today for a sightseeing tour of the for- imer Tsarist capital. Rusk parted company at Moscow's Vnykovo Airport with the delegation of U.S. senators who accompanied him to the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty Monday. Five of the six senators took off for Washington 15 minutes before Rusk and a party of aides flew to Leningrad. Sen. J.W. Fulbright, IVArk., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, remained in Moscow for several more days of sightseeing and talk* with Soviet officials. Rusk told the senators he expected to see them next week at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on the ratification of the treaty. He told newsmen: "I am looking forvyard to the Senate hearings. They will, I am sure, clarify doubts raised about the treaty in various quarters. It will merit and receive great support." The departing group included Sens. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., Leverett Saltonstall, R-Mass.; John J. Sparkman, D-Ala.; Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., and John O. Pastore, D-R.I. Adlai E. Stevenson, chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations, and Glenn T. Seaborg, chiarman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, returned to the United States with the senators. Florida Rapist "A Sick Animal" HALLANDALE, Fla. CAP) Armed officers are maintaining a dusk4o-dawn patrol between the Negro and white sections of this southeast Florida coastal city, terrorized by a series of rapes. Mayor John D. Steele said a state of panic" exists and that, the Negro section will be sealed off all night until the rapist is caught. Three white women reported they were raped by a Negro in their homes during the past two weeks, and there were two other •attempted rapes. Either other rapes and numerous attempts have been reported in recent months. The latest rape occurred Tuesday morning. 'He's a sick animal," the mayor said. 'Let's pray to God we get him." Steele added that his action was not taken against Negroes as a race. "There are just as many sick animals in the white race as in Harrisburg Jail Confiscate 13 Legion Slots ROBINSONT"III (AP)-Sherifl Erroll Dix of Crawford County confiscated 13 idle slot machines Tuesday from the Ernest N. Coui ter Post of the American Legion and arrested seven persons for gambling there. Justice of Che >Peace Paul Homes fined the seven for playing poker. Later Holmes, fined Ernest Fills, 14, of Robinson, post bartender, for battery. Glen York of Palestine Bigned the complaint, Dix said, ^ charge, on the basis of statements by her and her husband, the only. „ T ., , . two witnesses. She had been in j the Negro race, he said. custody since early Tuesday while' _ , _ the sheriff investigated the un- DUrQIQr CSC0D8S usual mishap. 3 " Sheriff Barton was called to the scene of the bean field incident before daylight Tuesday. He found' „. R .. f . Mr. Sanders trapped under the _ HARRISBURG, 111. (API-John family car, about 30 feet from the R " ? c l CVi l? n - flwhos , ef state ™ nt s roac) . touched off a five-state investiga- „ " , , , ,. . .. Ition of burglaries last year, was Sanders hee was caught in the. ^ t(jd fram c undcrframe of the car. Sheriff ^ j a jj Barton called a wrecker to lift_ the yAuthorities sairl Peterson. 35, car so Sanders could be freed ., DDarcnl i v ried durine the nicht the Centialia hospital. Both m of Wegt j^^; Mr. Sanders was injured a short Peterson fled Sept. 29 from distance from his home Mrs. Rich land County Jail, and was re- Sanders told he sheriff that she turned irom California in May. was hunting for her husband, in' H e has been convicted of a the car, when she heard him yell Saline County scnool burglary, from the bean field "It sounded and is wanted for questioning in like he was calling for help, she several other coun u e s. said. She said she drove through a:| wire fence into the beau field and drove some distance before stopping She said she did not know Blind Man's Dog Is Going Blind the car had hit her husband until several minutes later when she' CHICAGO (AP) — "It's worse heard a sound and, looking under .than taking my eyes away from the car, found him. 'me," said T2-year-oId Leamon She returned home and one of her sons went to a neighbor's home to call the sheriff for help, she said. Fidel Castro's Mother Is Dead MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Prime Minister Fidel Castro's mother, Senora Lina Rud De Castro died Tuesday night in Havana, Cuban radio said toda% Bunch. Bunch, who has been blind since 1941, referred to his dog Bouncer —this eyes for the last 12 years. Now Bouncer is going blind, too. After a last walk together Monday, Bunch said the dog should be sent away, and perhaps Wiled. Bunch said he's not sure he'll get another dog, even if it means he must stay inside. He said it would take too long to train another, and that maybe he's get* ting old, ft

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