Home Paper of 70 Communities (Jalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Red Continued Hot and More Humid Tonight With Showers Likely A Better ISempaper VOLUME LXXII — .151 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 PRICE SEVEN GENTS Widow Ryan Entertains Cousin Jack DUNGANSTOWN, Ireland (AP) — President Kennedy returned to the homestead of his Irish forefathers today and drank tea in the barnyard with cousins and their^ neighbors. The President's third Ryan, laid long tables for tea, cakes and pies to serve "Cousin Jack." Neighbors, some in their Sunday best and some in aprons, helped serve. The party assembled in the barnyard between Mrs. Ryan's house and the tin-roofed cottage the President's great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, left when he emigrated to Boston 120 years ago. The cottage now is a storage shed. Are Jubilant Hundreds of jubilant Irish milled around the lane in front of Mrs. Ryan's home. The President came to the hamlet of Dunganstown after a tumultuous welcome from thousands at nearby New Ross, the port from which Patrick Kennedy sailed to the United States. "If he hadn't left, I'd be working at the Albatross company," Kennedy told the welcomers, drawing a roar of Jaughter. The Albatross company is a fertilizer factory on the other side of the River Barrow. The President thanked Mrs. Ryan and "all the Kennedys who stayed here" for the party. "This was a fine effort and we thank you very much," the President said. "I promise you we Won 't come back oftener than once every 10 years." Not in Hurry Ambassador Matthew McCloskey kept reminding the President 4t was time to go. but Kennedy was having too good a time to tear himself away abruptly. Finally the President boarded his helicopter to fly to Wexford. In Wexford, by the Irish Sea, thousands greeted the President and offered him the freedom of the city. The President landed in his helicopter at the Wexford park soccer field and motored past Tass Decides JFK Does Not Seek Peace MOSCOW (AP)—Tass, the Soviet news agency, said today that President Kennedy's visit to West demonstrated American support for West Germans seeking 'revenge for their defeat in World- War II. Tass summing up the President's trip, said his Berlin visit contradicted his pledge to seek ways to rid mankind of the threat of war. Tass was especially bitter at Chancellor Konrad Adenauet serving as host in Berlin where, it asserted, the West German leader had no legal right to be. The Soviet Union claims that West Germany has no connection with West Berlin, which it insists is purely an enclave controlled by the Soviet Union, Britain, France and the United States, cousin, widow Mary Ann cheering crowds to the Barry statue on Crescent Quay. The town declared the day a holiday except for essential services. The President had left Dublin in a cold gusty rain for the .110-mile flight to New Ross, but the skies cleared and the weather was bright and clear when he landed to the cheers of thousands. Streets Bulge The streets of New Ross—a virtually sleepy port of 5,000—bulged with crowds of excited Irish who cheered wildly as the President rode to the quay in an open car. Chairman A.R. Minihan of the Town Council told Kennedy: "The late Pope John XXIII was known as the Pope of Peace. We would like you, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, to be known as the President of Peace." Minihan and the other council lors presented Kennedy with gifts of lace, jewelry and china. At the President's request, a group of violins and flutes struck up a medley of Irish reels. Kennedy tapped his foot in obvious enjoyment. The public address system broke down midway through the ceremony. There were some hasty repairs just as Kennedy stood to speak. He introduced his sisters, Eunice Shriver, and Jean Smith, along with Ambassador McCIos- key and labor leader George Meany, whose family came from Ireland. After the ceremony, the crowd swarmed in on the President and the police gave up irying to fend off the enthusiastic Irish. Dunganstown consists of a couple of farmhouses, a country lane and a few pastures. The ancestral home was last visited by Kennedy in 1947 when he was a congressman. It bears a sign identifying it as the Kennedy homestead. For this visit, the barnyard was covered with concrete, a manure pile was removed from a nearby field, and the farm animals were taken away. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Abingdon 23 Amusement 6 BushnelJ 11 Classified Ads 26-27 Comics-TV-Radio 24 Editorial 4 Food Section .'. 20-21 Galva 11 Hospital Notes , 6 Knoxville 13 Markets 22 Monmouth 14 Obituary 25 Sports 18-19 Weather 2 Women in the News .. 8 - 9-10 Mr. k Needs Drumbeaters to Offset Kennedy's Triumph BERLIN (AP)—There is specu- 'lation that Premier Khrushchev may bring Soviet spacewoman Valentina Tereshkova to East Berlin Friday in an attempt to offset President Kennedy's triumphant visit to West Berlin. Observers said the Soviet leader will have to do something spectacular to whip up enthusiasm among the East Berliners. There has been speculation that Khrushchev might reveal a new Soviet policy on German problems. But the genera] feeling is that he is too busy disputing with the Red Chinese to take on the West for a new period of acute tension. Gerhard Goetting, an East Ger man Communist party official, said during a round-table discussion with East Berlin newsmen that "The visits of Khrushchev and Kennedy cannot be compared." Khrushchev, said Goetting, was coming to support East Germany's policy of peace as well as to honor East German Communist boss Walter Ulbricht, who will be 70 Sunday. Kennedy did nothing but "aid the West German militarists who want to start another war . . . He never said a single word in West Berlin about the necessity ol keeping peace in the world," Goetting said. ON AULD SOD—President Kennedy was greeted at O'Kennedy Field at New Ross, Ireland today by a children's choir on his arrival by helicopter. After being serenaded with "The Boys of Wexford," Kennedy told the enthusiastic group it is his favorite song and obtained a.copy from the choir director. Another picture is located on page 17. UNIFAX Pope Sets Date For Resumption Of Rome Council VATICAN CITY (UPI) — Pope Paul VI, continuing the work of the late Pope John XXIII, today set the second session of the Ecumenical Council for Sept. 29. He ordered the council's preparatory body to resume work next week. The new date for the beginning of the second session was announced by Papal | ——————— State Law Bans Firms Hiring During Strike Secretary of State Amleto Giovanni Cardinal Cicognani. Originally it had been scheduled for Sept. 8 but was delayed because of the illness and death of the late Pope. The announcement was a type of document known as a "rescript ex audentia," meaning a formal notice of orders imparted on Cicognani by the Pope during a private audience. In a separate communique, the council press office said the council's coordination commission was meeting Wednesday "to complete its work according to the instructions issued Dec. 6, 1962 by the Holy Father John XXIII of venerated memory." Wanted Reduction Pope John's instructions to the commission was to cut, rewrite and combine items placed before the council, reducing their number from 70 to 20. Meantime, workers began setting up stands in front of St. Peter's Basilica for dignitaries among the 300,000 persons expected to witness the coronation of Pope Paul VI next Sunday. On Tuesday, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church will meet President Kennedy in a private audience with a minimum of pomp and ceremony. Kennedy and Pope Paul, who speaks fluent English, are expected to converse without the help of interpreters in the pontiff's library. Earl Warren, chief justice of the United States, will head the official American delegation to the three-hour coronation ceremony. It will be held outdoors at the request of Pope Paul to accommodate more people. CHICAGO (AP) - Nelson Johnson, 58, has been convicted of advertising for employes during a strike. The owner of Nelson Johnson Tree Experts, Inc., of Evanston was found guilty Wednesday under a state law which provides a fine of $100 to $500. Wirtz Appeals for Assistance in War On Discrimination Farmers Dump Spuds ST. MALO, France (UPI) Steady traffic Wednesday made mashed potatoes out of several tons of spuds which farmers dumped on the streets to protest low prices. Students Are Told to Stay Out of Cuba WASHINGTON (UPI) - U. S. college students heading for a Havana holiday financed by the Castro regime apparently have decided they would not be able to dodge U. S. passport regulations by leaving from Canada. Officials said Wednesday that about 50 students — who originally were reported planning to get to Cuba via Canada — had flown from New York to Europe and apparently planned to make connections with a Cuban-chartered flight in Prague. They and their Cuban sponsors presumably came to the conclusion that Canada would block the flight just as it did last December, when the Canadian Department of Transport refused to grant a chartered airliner permission to take off on a similar student flight. Left Tuesday The officials said the students left New York Tuesday in two groups: 21 flew to Amsterdam on a KLM plane, and approximately 30 caught a BOAC plane for London and Paris. U. S. officials in London, Amsterdam and Paris were ordered to intercept the students at the European airports and warn them that they, would risk prosecution if they traveled to Havana without specially validated U.S. passports. Travel to Cuba without such a passport carries a possible penalty of five years in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. None of the students had applied for permission to visit Cuba, officials said. Such permission is reserved for newsmen, businessmen with interests dating from before the United States severed relations with the Castro government, and other groups with legitimate interests in Cuba. Lawmakers Vote Salary Increase Bv Slim Margin SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to give lawmakers a $1,500 boost in salary—making the yearly compensation $7,500. Sen. Paul Simon, D-Troy, described the pay increase as "sensible and modest," but Sen. Bernard Neistein, D-Chicago, said, "I don't think the climate is right for voting a pay raise. We're down here to hold the line." The bill squeaked through, receiving the minimum 30 votes for passage. A pay increase voted in two yeucs ago was vetoed by Gov. Otto Kerner. Developer of Cancer Drug Seeks to End Harassment CHICAGO (AP)—The developer of Krebiozen, the controversial cancer drug, has asked a federal court to make the Food and Drug Administration quit annoying him. Steven Durovic, the developer, in a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charged that agents of the federal agency have "embarked upon a general program of harassment." The developer and his backers, at odds with the FDA for years, want the agency to test and certify Krebiozen for general sale. The FDA says it has not been supplied with the records and data necessary for accurate testing. Aims at Cekbrewe The suit also asked that An thony J. Celebrezze, secretary of health, education and welfare, be restrained from uttering "false, inaccurate and misleading half- truths to discredit" Durovic. The FDA is in the HEW Department. The Durovic suit also demanded return of a photograph which the developer said FDA agents took in his laboratory June 8. Durovic stated he was using a bottle labeled "distilled water" to demonstrate how his drug was put into ampules. Suddenly, he said, one of the investigators whipped out a camera and snapped a picture. The picture was calculated to create the impression that Durovic poured only distilled water into the ampules, the suit charged. Explains Causes Of Negro Plight WASHINGTON (UPI) — Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz appealed to Congress today for new tools to fight job discrimination by employers and labor unions. Wihz said a nationwide shortage of jobs, lower qualifications of many Negro job-seekers, and racial bias were the main causes of the Negro's economic plight. He told the House Judiciary Committee that two provisions of the administration's seven-point civil rights package would attack discrimination in hiring and promotions. The labor secretary followed Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy in the witness chair to open the campaign for the President's proposals to lower racial barriers. Says Progress Made Wirtz said the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity has made amazing strides in halting discrimination by the federal government and U. S. contractors who employ 20 million workers. About one-fourth of newly hired workers in 105 companies which have signed anti-discrimination pledges have been from minority groups, he said. A total of 118 unions have signed similar pledges. "Yet much remains to be done," Wirtz said. He endorsed legislation to make the presidential committee permanent and to give the President authority to block use of federal funds in any project or program that results in discrimination. The labor secretary said a special effort was being made to get more Negroes working on federal construction sites in craftsmen's jobs. Most Are Laborers Surveys of 47 major projects show that Negroes usually held laborers' jobs on construction sites built with federal funds, Wirtz said. Of 7,795 workers on the sites, 1,399 were Negroes and all but 316 were laborers. The skilled journeymen included 5,658 whites and 300 Negroes, he said. Wirtz said 10 per cent of Negroes in the labor force were unemployed compared with half that ratio for whites. This results partly because Negroes have fewer skills and are easily displaced by automation advances, he noted. The most basic cause of Negro joblessness, however, is the present shortage of jobs in the economy for all workers, the labor secretary said. Cards Swamp Helen Keller On Birthday EASTON, Conn. (AP)—After a bustling life, Helen Keller had decided to relax a little. So there wasn't any special fuss today—her 83rd birthday. But there was no rest for the mailman as he bore his heavy burden to Miss Keller's sprawling old house, Arcan Ridge. Greetings to the blind and deaf author came from the humble and the great. There also were bouquets of roses, Miss Keller's favorite flower. "You are one of the select company of men and women whose achievements have become legendary in their own time," wrote President Kennedy. In recent years, Miss Keller has limited her activity but she continues as a consultant to the American Foundation for the Blind. "Miss Keller is happy, alert and content," says Mrs. Evelyn Seide, her secretary and companion. "But she now wants to enjoy some of the quiet that has been denied her over the years.'* SUCCEEDS PROFUMO—Joseph Godber, 49, minister of state for foreign affairs, has been appointed war minister to replace John Profumo, whose affair with a party girl resulted in his resignation. UNIFAX Russia Will Not Propose Test Program MOSCOW (UPI) —Russia indicated today that agreement at the Moscow nuclear-test talks will depend entirely on what the United States and Britain propose. The Communist organ Pravda indicated the Kremlin has nothing new to offer. , Pravda said also the Soviet Union considers a net of "automatic control stations" sufficient to police a ban on underground tests. The question whether Moscow has withdrawn its offer of two to three annual on-site inspections was left open. "Now it is up to the West and only the West," declared Pravda commentator, Yuri Zhukov, in discussing- the negotiations scheduled to begin here in mid-July. The commentary was the first published indication of the Soviet position at the talks which U.S. President John Kennedy announced in a speech at American University,' Washington, D.C. Premier Nikita Khrushchev dispelled hopes of an early agreement to ban all nuclear tests when he told visiting British Labor party leader Harold Wilson he saw little prospect of such an achievement. Khrushchev said he hoped it might be possible to agree to ban tests in the atmosphere, underwater and underground. The crucial issue holding up an underground ban is the question of policing it. The West has demanded up to seven on-site inspections per year, but Russia, denouncing the inspections as a cover for espionage; would consent to only two to three at most. State Prison Graduates Class of 91 MENARD, 111. (UPI) - Ninety- one men graduated from high school here today, better prepared to someday face the world they left behind. Some 300 convicts at Menard State Prison participated in the annual commencement exercises in the prison chapel. Besides the 91 high school grads who wore caps and gowns over their trousers and hickory striped shirts, there were 29 eighth grade graduates and s c o r e s of others who received certificates or awards for completing special training courses and others who qualified for college sociology credits. Prize Film Premiered NEW YORK (UPI) - The prize- winning Russian film "My Name Is Ivan" had its premiere here Wednesday night before an audience of 40 U.N. ambassadors and stars of stage and screen. The U.S. Department of Stata was one of the sponsors of the presentation of the film, which won the best picture, best director and best actor awards at the 1962 Venice film festival. Kentucky Governor's Order Appears Headed for Courts FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP)-A legal showdown loomed today on Gov. Bert Combs' executive order directing the end of segregation in all state-licensed businesses and professions. Jack M. Lowery Jr., attorney for the Louisville Tavern Operators Association, said the order is unconstitutional. "No provision I know of authorizes a governor to regulate the affairs of private citizens by proclamation," he said. Pleases Others Civil rights leaders generally hailed the order. The governor's office, which sought advice from the U.S. attorney general before drawing up the order, said it is valid and enforceable. Practically every retail outlet in the state and almost every profession serving the public is affected by Comb*' directive, to take effect in two months at most. Julius Rather, the governor's legal assistant, said Wednesday's document is the most all-encompassing any state has proclaimed. He predicted the Supreme Court will uphold Combs' action if a lawsuit is carried that far. Perhaps the most widespread impact would be on motels, restaurants and taverns, which have been primary integration targets. "We don't license them to practice segregation," Rather said.
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