Hdm§ Papif of 70 Coffiinunitiii Qalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe tied Sunny and Warm on' Tuesday With Little Temperature Change VOLUME LXXII— US" A Better 1Setr*pap*r GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — 'MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Two Trusties Walk Out of New Prison MARION, 111. (AP) - Two trusties walked away from the new U. S. Penitentiary south of Marion late Sunday where full security measures have not yet been put into effect. Officials said a pickup truck stolen from a nearby farm shed may have gotten the fugitives to the Goreville area five miles south of the prison before. running out of fuel. The escapees were among initial inmates given virtually unrestricted freedom of the $12 million maximum-security prison during clean-up in the wake of construction. An underground exit system controlling portals from cell blocks is not- in operation, and 20-foot fence surrounding the prison has not yet been erected. Democrats to Pick Site of Convention WASHINGTON (UPI) — Democratic national committeemen gathered today to select a site for the party's 1964 convention, with Atlantic City the most likely choice. Chicago and San Francisco still were in the running, however. San Francisco already has won the Republican convention. The GOP National Committee an nounced Saturday the nominating conclave would open in the Cow Palace in San Francisco on July 13, 1964. The Democrats are expected to convene their convention much later, probably in mid-August, because President Kennedy is assured of renomination and they don't face the, GOP problem of having to build up a candidate. The Democratic site committee was scheduled to meet in closed session today to prepare its recommendation for the national committee's open meeting Tuesday. Another group working on a formula for allocation of delegates also called a closed meeting today. Air Defense Commander Is Shot in Head OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) —Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Gent Jr., outgoing commander of the 32nd North American Air Defense Command region, was reported in critical condition today with a gunshot wound in the right temple. The information office at the 32nd Air Division here, which he also has commanded, said in a preliminary report that Gent underwent emergency surgery at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Harry Wilkins, operating surgeon at the hospital, described the general's condition as critical but said he is optimistic. The Air Force information office said preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental. The general's wife was later taken to the Tinker Air Force hospital suffering from shock, the Air Force said. The shooting reportedly occurred about last midnight while Gen. Gent was in temporary quarters at Tinker preparing to transfer to Ft. Monroe, Va. He was to become deputy commander of Joint Task Force 4 at Ft. Monroe. The task force is described as a highly classified planning group. 100,000—Estimates of more than 100,000 peaceful demonstrators participating in a Detroit protest Sunday against racial discrimination are practically proved by the above photo. The huge crowd filled Woodward avenue from curb to curb in what was termed a "Walk for Freedom" down the city's main business district. At Cobo Hall the Rev. Martin Luther King addressed all those able to crowd into the building. UNIFAX White Man Is Charged With E vers'Murder JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byron de La Beckwith, white man, was held in Jackson jail today charged with the murder, of Negro integration leader Medgar W. Evers. Still unaccounted for in the killing of the 37-year- old Evers were "others unknown," charged along with Beckwith-in a separate fed-' Husband Needs Help WARMINSTER, England (UPI) —-Police said today they had received an emergency call from a man who told them, "Send someone quickly, please — my wife is beating me." eral complaint made public after the FBI arrested Beckwith Saturday night. Beckwith, a 42-year-old former tobacco salesman and more recently a chemical fertilizer sales agent, from Greenwood, Miss., talked with his attorneys, law partners Hardy Lott and Stanny Sanders of Greenwood, Sunday and was returned to his cell after about 30 minutes. He is being held without bond. Jackson chief of detectives M.B. Pierce said police questioned Beckwith, but did not elaborate. One of 15,000 telescopic sights and a fingerprint on it led the FBI to Beckwith at Greenwood. They found five of the imported Japanese six-power jGolden Hawk sights went to Mississippi, all to a Grenada gun dealer. One was traced to Beckwith, a gun collector, whom the FBI questioned Friday night without getting any answers. Saturday night at a meeting arranged by Greenwood attorney Yerger Moorehead, a relative of Beckwith, FBI agents arrested Beckwith under provisions of the 1957 Civil Rights Act. "Beckwith and others unknown conspired to injure, oppress.and intimidate Medgar Evers in ; the free exercise and enjoyment of rights and privileges secured to him by the Constitution," the FBI said. Evers was state field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Capt. Ralph Hargrove, chief of' the Jackson police identification bureau, fingerprinted Beckwith Sunday and said his prints matched one on the scope attached to a .30-caliber rifle that fired the fatal shot. It was Hargrove who first discovered the latent print—one invisible to the eye but brought out by chemicals. Jackson detectives discovered the gun in mid-morning of June 12, about 10 hours after Evers was shot down in his driveway, in a honeysuckle thicket near where officers believe the shot was fired. Beckwith, a member of the diehard segregationist Citizens Council and described as a man who hated Negroes, faces death in the state's gas chamber if convicted on the murder charge. Swimmers Stage Free-for-AU And Go to Jail JONES BEACH, N.Y. (AP) Police broke up a free-for-all in a beach parking lot Sunday and hauled off 10 bathing-suit-clad young men on disorderly conduct charges. "Too much beer, too much sun and too much youth," was one park policeman's description ot the disturbance involving about 100 youths fighting with fists and beer cans. A few black eyes and bloody noses were the only injuries. The arrested youths, all white, were jailed in Mineola to await arraignment today. Kennedy Appeals to Free Nations to Join Forces Warns There Can Be No Neutrals BONN, Germany (UPI) — President Kennedy appealed today to "dozens" of other free nations to join the United States in organizing peace corps "in a great international effort in the 1960's for peace." Kennedy made the appeal after a two-hour talk on cold war problems with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in whart was termed officially "a very cordial atmosphere." The two British Ask Expulsion of Czech Envoy LONDON (UPI)-The British Foreign Office announced today it is demanding the recall of a Czech diplomat for attempted es pionage. A Foreign Office spokesman said Parliamentary Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Peter Thomas summoned Czech Ambassador Zdenek Trhlik to the Foreign Office and demanded the recall from London of Third Secretary Premysl Holan. The spokesman said the recall was demanded on the grounds "Mr. Holan had been detected in trying to persuade a member of the public to obtain secret information." No Comment An official at the Czech Embassy in London said he had no comment to make on the British demand for Holan's recall. The spokesman said as well as requesting Holan's recall, Thomas protested "at his abuse of his diplomatic mission." The spokesman refused to elaborate except to say that the Czech ambassador remained 15 minutes with Thomas. He would not say how long Holan had been given to leave Brittain, nor whether the "member of the public" was male or female. The spokesman said it was not for the foreign office to say whether any arrests would be made because of Holan's expulsion. leaders conferred against the background of a renewed U.S. pledge to defend Europe at all costs. The U.S. President said the world faces a "moral crisis," with the United States and Western Europe "islands of prosperity in a sea of poverty." He warned there can be no neutrals in the struggle against poverty and hunger. German Peace Corps Kennedy, on the second day of a visit to West Germany, delivered this warning as he watched the birth of a West German peace corps modeled on that in the United States. Earlier, Kennedy and Adenauer, 87, sat down in the chancellor's office, alone except for interpreter, and discussed efforts to reach a nuclear test ban accord with the Soviets, trade relations between member nations of the Atlantic community and the Kennedy - sponsored project for a multi-lateral nuclear force inside NATO. At the same time their foreign ministers and other officials met in another room to discuss German reunification, the Berlin problem and international conditions in Communist East Germany, including the latest Red border restrictions. The officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, also discussed the multi-lateral force project. Visits President Luebkc Kennedy then drove to the nearby Villa Hammerschmidt, the West German presidential residence, to call on President Heinrich Luebke. It was there that Kennedy attended the peace corps ceremony. The U.S. President had a private talk with Luebke and stayed on for lunch at the villa before returning to the chancellory for further talks with Adenauer in the afternoon CONFER—President Kennedy, appearing before a crowd in Bonn, West Germany, is shown with German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer at the right. In the background from the left are German economics minister, Ludwig Erhard, U. S. Sec. Dean Rusk, and an unidentified German. Kennedy and Adenauer are reported this morning to have discussed the creation of a NATO nuclear navy. UNIFAX Pope Pledges Efforts for World Peace VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Paul VI told the leaders of the world today that he would do everything possible to contribute to an international peace founded on truth, justice, love and free Internal Revenue Ready to Issue New Regulations WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ready to issue its final set of expense account regulations which it hopes will be liberal enough to pacify angry critics in Congress and the business community. At least 10 bills have been introduced by members of Congress who claim the previous IRS regulations went too far in curbing the' executive's privilege to wine and dine for the sake of business. It was learned that the IRS also is preparing additional instructions intended to make its regulations easier to understand. Some opponents charge that the present rules are incomprehensible. Will Be Specific The new regulations state what the taxpayer can deduct from his income tax for business entertaining and travel. They implement a 1962 law intended to prevent a taxpayer from financing lavish living by charging it off as business expenses. The first portion of the regulations dealing with record-keeping was issued earlier in the year. The second batch—describing just what is and what is not deducti ble—is due to be published Tues day. The regulations to be announced Tuesday are expected to take a liberal view on such matters as the deductibility of expenses for an executive's wife when he is entertaining a client at dinner. And Frivolity It probably will even permit charging off night-clubbing as a business expense under certain circumstances. The IRS also is expected to give taxpayers until July 31 to get to know the new rules before its agents begin enforcing them. The IRS mood appeared to be conciliatory as it put the finishing touches on the new rules. This obviously resulted from the vigorous reaction to its earlier regulations. dom. The new pontiff addressed greetings to the world's peoples, nations, leaders and governments at a special audience for the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican State. He pledged that the Vatican under his reign would not interfere in "the affairs or in the interests deriving from temporal powers." But while Pope Paul promised no interference in temporal affairs of the world's nations, he said that "one of the duties of the Pope—to which our unforgettable predecessor conferred a singular splendor—is to contribute to the affirmation of peace founded as Pope John XXIII proclaimed with authority on the four pillars of truth, justice, love and freedom." "Following his example, we plan to undertake in this domain all that depends on us," he said. The four pillars Pope Paul referred to were outlined in Pope John's encyclical "pacem in ter- ris"—peace on earth. Speaks in French Pope Paul, speaking flawless French as he addressed the assembled diplomats, said the Roman Catholic church favors principles of humanity and civilization on which are "based the harmony of international rights and obligations." "On their observance depends for the great human family the establishment of a true peace, that incomparable but always threatened treasure of individuals and peoples," he said. It was a busy monung for the new Pope, elected scarcely 72 hours earlier. Before receiving the diplomats, he held a special audience for the priests of Rome in the Clementine Hall. At the end of the audience, Pope Paul seemed almost moved to tears as he gave his blessing to the thousands of priests gathered in the hot and humid hall. A Guarantee Meanwhile, Pope Paul was reported to have guaranteed contin- ganization set up by Pope John XXIII. The organization Is the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, headed by Augustin Cardinal Bea, 82, a German Jesuit. Official Vatican sources said that when Cardinal Bea approached during the initial homage by the cardinals in the Sistine Chapel Friday, Pope Paul expressed great pleasure with the secretariat's work and said he wanted it continued. Such an endorsement is known in the Vatican as a papal "pla cet" (it is pleasing)—an official though unwritten stamp of approval. The secretariat was created in I960 to be the Vatican's liaison with other Christian churches and to invite Protestant and Orthodox churchmen to the Ecumenical Council. It is regarded as one of the most liberal organizations in the Vatican. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Abingdon 21 Amusement 6 Building .18-19 Bushni'll 6 Classified Ads 22-2.5 Comics-TV-Uadio 17 Editorial 4 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 21 Markets. 24 Monmouth 11 Obituary 20 Sports 14-15-16 Weather 3 Women in the News 8 - 9-10 Shapiro Says Irreligion Is a Danger CHICAGO (AP)-Lt. Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro of Illinois says that if Judaism faces a danger in America it is from irreligion rather than other religions. His statement was made Sunday before the Grand Lodge Convention, District No. 6 B'nai B'rith, the world's largest and oldest Jewish service organization. Shapiro declared: "We Jews need have no fear of Protestant Americans or Catholic Americans. But Jews, Protestants and Catholics together have common enemies which threaten our common freedom and threaten it in the name of freedom. "There is a dangerous philosophy among us wluch argues that men should bo set free from responsibilities to God. The theology behind this dangerous philosophy is the theology of the almighty dollar." Sliapiro went on to call irreli gion not only immoral but also un-American. Attending the convention were delegates reprc s e n t i n g 46,000 members in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Soviets Unarm Cubans WASHINGTON (UPD—An anti- Castro publication has reported that Soviet military commanders are disarming Cuban militiamen to prevent an anti-Communist uprising. Free Cuba News, published by tlie Citizens Committee for a Free Cuba, quoted refugee sources that the Russians suspect uauon osf the Christian unity or- 1 the loyalty of most militiamen. Jackie Robinson Entertains 600 fn Backyard STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -Six hundred persons relaxed under a hot sun Sunday and listened to an all-afternoon backyard concert by some of the top musicians in modern jazz. The audience sat on beach towels and folding chairs of the sloping lawn of former baseball star Jackie Robinson and heard the Duke Ellington Alumni Band, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Cannonbali Adderley Sextet, Billy Taylor Trio and others. Wife Takes Off HITCH1N, England (UPI)-The day after Don Parker bought his 40-year-old wife a new car two weeks ago she went for her first drive and hasn't been seen since. "I am completely mystified," Parker said today. "Beryl never indicated she would do a thing like this."
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