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Home Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Bltld Cooler Tonight and Wednesday With Maximum In the Eighties - i' A Better Neuapaper VOLUME LXXII — 155 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1963 PRICE SEVEN GENTS Top Republicans Plan Court Case Against Kerner SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Top Illinois Republicans today said they planned to challenge in court Gov. Otto Kerricr's action in vetoing a GOP-drawn bill reapportioning the House of Representatives. Kerner vetoed the bill Monday, saying the map passed by the Republican legislative majority was found "wanting in that degree of proportionality and fairness that I believe our Constitution intended and that the people of Illinois rightfully expect." State Republican Chairman Victor L. Smith almost immediately issued a statement saying, "I question whether he (Kerner) has the authority to veto this particular legislation. I shall immediately bring this matter before the state central committee for the purpose of challenging the governor's action by a suit in the Illinois courts." Lacks Power House Speaker John Lewis, R- Marshall, stated, "The governor has no power over the general assembly in this matter any more than he would have veto power over a commission had the general assembly not acted by July 1. "I, for one, feel that by the action of the governor's veto that the matter should be taken to the courts immediately." The governor said his veto would put the issue into the hands of a bi-partisan commission. The Constitution says that in case the legislature cannot decide by July 1 the question of reapportionment each party shall submit ' the names of 10 persons to the governor. The governor then would select five persons from each list for the commission. Any reapportionment plan decided upon by the commission would have to be approved by seven of the 10 members. If the commission cannot agree, all representatives will be elected at large in the next election. Quotes Constitution Smith's statement quoted the Constitution as stating: "The general assembly shall redistrict and reapportion.. ." Smith said, "This redisricting has been accomplished by the general assembly according to the Constitution. I cannot see where the governor has any legal basis to veto a reapportionment bill, since the provisions of the Constitution have been carried out." Smith added, "I also believe that the commission he appoints to redistrict is invalid, because the Constitution again is explicit in saying, 'If the regular session of the general assembly fails by the first day of July to redistrict the state, then the redistricting shall be accomplished by a commission.' But the general assembly did not fail—the bill was passed before July 15/' Called "Political" House Republican Floor Leader W.J. Murphy of Antioch said the governor's action set the stage for "a real political hassle and worse —an 'at large' election—a possible special session of the general assembly." "There can be no sound reason why the governor vetoed this map except political reasons," Murphy said. "The good governor has listened to bad advice." The controversial reapportionment bill takes one district away from eastern and southern Illinois and gives it to DuPage County. Two districts have been taken from the city of Chicago and given to suburban Cook County. Lake County, with a population of 293,696, has only one district. The smallest district in the Republican map, in Chicago, has only 137,696—less than half the size of Lake County. ARRESTED—FBI agents caught the three men above in a Chicago hotel room late Monday while they were checking $500,000 in stolen bonds which they had spread across a bed. The bonds were stolen June 22 from the apartment of Raymond Grinwold, Hartford, Conn. The three men were identified as: left to right, Arnold D. Naidich, 39, who formerly practiced law in New York City; John B. Sullivan, 64, and Henry Messenger, 51, also of New York. UNIFAX Swift Minuteman May Prove to Be Important Weapon CAPE CANAVERAL (UPI) — The Minuteman, the "instant ICBM" that scored another bullseye Monday, has some things working for it that make it one of the United States' most important nuclear weapons. Some missile experts claim the sleek, swift Minute- the nation its man gives most effective deterrent force for the least amount of money. Widespread dispersal of the white rockets at underground launching sites throughout the United Slates provide a great retaliatory force because of their ability to withstand surprise attack. Conversely, the Minuteman provides the enemy with a large number of targets to consider. It is hoped that, in the event of nuclear attack, the Minuteman Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 26 PAGES Abingdon 21 Amusement 6 BushuelJ 6 Classified Ads 24-25 Comics-TV-Radio 22 Editorial - 4 Food Section 10-13 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville II Markets 20 Moumouth 18 Obituary 23 Sports 16-17 Weather 2 Women in (he News .... 8-9 would be able to survive and then destroy enemy targets. More than 100 nuclear - tipped Minuteman rockets already are in firing position. Eventually, the nation will have almost 1,000 of them on station. The Minuteman rockets are stored in underground "silos" for many months without requiring major maintenance. They are monitored constantly by an underground control center which, if directed, could launch them immediately. Each 85 - foot concrete - lined "silo" is capable of withstanding the strong shock waves created by nuclear attack. Long Range The three-stage, solid propellant intercontinental ballistic missile travels at more than 15,000 miles per hour and can score bullseyes on targets more than fi.OOO miles away. The target the Minuteman pinpointed Monday was 5,000 miles out in the Atlantic. Minutes after blastoff, the Air Force said the slender rocket had again "met all its test objectives." The nose cone could have delivered the destructive equivalent of one million tons of TNT. Macmillan Is Caught Up in More Trouble LONDON (AP)—A new security storm swirled around Prime Minister Harold Macmillan today following disclosures that a diplomat he once exonerated really was a Soviet agent. Opposition Laborites primed their parliamentary guns *o harass Macmillan over the case of Harold Philby, a diplomat-turned- journalist, who reportedly skipped behind the Iron curtain earlier this year. The Foreign Office disclosed Monday that Philby, a onetime key man in Britain's Washington embassy, tipped off diplomats Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess that police were on their tail in 1951. The tip enabled Burgess and Maclean to escape to Russia. In Moscow, Burgess denied Philby was the tip-off man. What touched off the Laborite fire was the fact that in 1955 Macmillan, then Britain's foreign secretary, issued a statement saying Philby was in the clear. Philby's time as a Foreign Office official—and reputed head of British Embassy security in Washington—was under the Labor party government headed by Earl Attlee, however. Soviets Fail In Effort to Recruit Spy WASHINGTON (UPI) - About 9 p.m. on April 28, a Russian- born U.S. employe in a security- sensitive job returned to his apartment in suburban Washington. As he started to enter, he rope raul Praises President Kennedy For Peace Program Hold Private Talks Before Statements VATICAN CITY (UPI)- Pope Paul VI met today with President Kennedy and praised his efforts to obtain world peace and racial equality in the United States. Kennedy, the first Roman Catholic president of the United States, spent 36 minutes in private audience with the newly crowned pontiff in the ornate papal library of the apostolic palace. Their discussion centered on their mutual hopes for peace. After talking alone with Ken­ nedy, the 65-year-old Pope received members of the presidential party and addressed them and the President in English. Work for Peace He said he was confident that Kennedy's work for world peace "will find a ready response in all men of good will." Then, in an obvious reference to racial problems in the United States, the Pope added: "We are ever mindful in our prayers of the efforts to ensure to all your citizens the equal benefits of citizenship which have as their foundation the equality of all men because of their dignity as persons and children of God." Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who was in the presidential party, took part in the last 15 minutes of Kennedy's private audience. | Kennedy, on the last day of a 10-day Eruopean tour, made no reply. The pontiff told newsmen after the audience that "our topic was peace in the world." He then gave the journalists and photographers accompanying the President "my blessing to you and all of your persons, families and your country." Vatican sources said following the meeting "we have the feeling the encounter was constructive and very interesting for the problems of world peace." "It was not a mere courtesy call," they said. Recalls Previous Meeting Pope Paul, who was crowned Sunday to succeed the late Pope Teacher Is Pupil LONDON (UPI) - Mrs. Minnie Haiselden, 85, who taught in a London school from 1914 to 1948, returned there today — as a student in afternoon sewing classes. OUSTED — The State Department has demanded the removal of Gcnmadiy G. Sevas- tyanov, an attache of the Soviet embassy in Washington, for attempting to recruit an alien U.S. employe in espionage work. UNIFAX. heard behind him a voice from the past. It was his brother whom he had last seen 23 years ago in Russia. Thus began a story of personal terror and stolid courage which led Monday to expulsion from this country of a Soviet secret police agent masquerading as a cultural attache at the Soviet Em bassy. The State Department demand ed the "immediate departure" of attache Genmadiy G. Sevastya- nov, 33, accusing him of attempting to recruit for espionage a U.S. employe by threatening harm to his family in the Soviet Union. U.S. officials identified the federal employ only as "John." His agency was not disclosed, but was understood to be part of the intelligence complex headed up by the Central Intelligence Agency. Brother Appears The voice behind him as he paused to enter his apartment was that of his brother, Volodya, who had been brought to the United States in a bizarre attempt to persuade him to spy for Russia. Volodya suggested they talk in a car he had parked in the street, but John preferred the apartment and they entered. Vo­ lodya was evasive in explaining his presence, saying it had been "arranged." Shortly, a man entered whom Volodya introduced as "Ivan Ivanovich," his driver. The driver was in fact Sevastyanov, an agent of the Committee for State Security, or KGB, Russia's secret police, and a member of the Soviet Embassy staff since March, 1959. Arrange Further Talk John's visitors' departed after arranging a further talk, When they had gone, he quickly reported- the encounter to the FBI, which advised him to continue the meetings. The next two meetings were secretly photographed by FBI agents. On May 4 Volodya left for the Soviet Union. He could have been apprehended on either espionage or illegal entry charges, but U.S. officials let him go. They considered he was only a helpless tool of the KGB, probably coerced himself by threats to his family. John, whose age and other details were kept secret to hide his identity, is about to receive U.S. citizenship. HAS AUDIENCE — Pope Paul VI welcomed President John F. Kennedy, the first Roman Catholic President of the United States, when he arrived this morning at the Vatican. Immediately after the photograph was recorded, the Pope and Kennedy entered into a private library where they spoke privately for 36 minutes. Later Pope Paul greeted others in the Kennedy party. UNIFAX NAAGP Plans Washington Convention CHICAGO (AP)-The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People unanimously adopted today a resolution calling for a national civil rights legislative convention in Washington Aug. 6-8. The emergency resolution introduced at today's second session of the organization's convention also urged a much stiffer civil rights program than that proposed by President Kennedy, While commending the President's proposals as the best so far offered by any president, the resolution demanded these additional points to meet what it called "the minimum needs of the existing situation:" 1. A Fair Employment Practices Commission with subpoena powers and the power to enforce its decrees. 2. Extend the authority of the attorney general to "initiate and file suits for the protection and enforcement of all civil rights." 3. Provide sanctions against labor unions which discriminate against Negroes. Earlier, Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, said Republicans face a major test in Congress on civil rights legislation. Commuters Protest TREVISO, Italy (UPD-Thirty workers registered a protest against overcrowded trains Monday by lying down on the tracks in front of a station. They held up a train for nearly an hour. Groom Protests LONDON (UPI) - Edward (Buck) Taylor, fired earlier this year as a groom at Buckingham Palace, said today he would refuse to pay a $44 hot water bill levied against him by the palace because "the water was always cold." Khrushchev Again Calls For Treaty BERLIN (UPI)—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev said today the "Damocles sword of war" still hangs over the world and once again called for conclusion of a German peace treaty. But he again refrained from setting a deadline for the signing of such a treaty, f JFK Takes a Final Punch At De Gaulle John XXIII, noted a little-known fact when he recalled a previous encounter with Kennedy. "With great joy do we welcome your excellency to the Vatican, recalling with true happiness our first meeting almost 25 years ago when, as a young man, you accompanied your parents to the coronation of Pope Pius XII," the pontiff said. At the time of Pope Pius' coronation in 1939, the President's father, Joseph Kennedy, was U.S. ambassador to Britain. Pope Paul, speaking in clear but Italian-accented English, spoke of "the untiring striving to obtain world peace" by Kennedy. "It is to be commended highly, and we are confident that these labors will find a ready response in all men of good will," he said. The pontiff also mentioned the "impressive developments in the exploration of space to which the United States has made notable contributions." "May these undertakings take on a meaning of homage rendered to God.. .because they augur so much for the benefit of mankind, , • he said. In Palace Library Pope Paul spoke to the presidential party from a chair in the library inside the apostolic palace. Kennedy sat beside him during the talk. The Pope wore his white papal vestment with a crimson embroidered stole. On his head was a white skullcap. After concluding his brief speech, the Pope took off his glasses and posed for photographs with Kennedy. The Pope gave Kennedy a marble reproduction of the famous Pieta statue by Michelangelo, which depicts the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ after he was taken down from the cross. When the spiritual leader of the world's half billion Catholics and the chief executive of the mightiest nation rose from their chairs, they shook hands. Then Kennedy introduced his sister, Jean, who kissed the fisherman's ring on the pontiff's right hand. The President and his party were shown around the papal library, and then Msgr. Mario Nasalli Rocca, master of the papal chamber, introduced Kennedy to all members of the papal court. In his speech to an East Ger man rally, Khrushchev once again reaffirmed his policy of "peaceful coexistence" with the West. The remarks assumed special importance because of their timing, almost on the eve of the scheduled meeting in Moscow of Soviet and Chinese Communist leaders to discuss their ideological differences. Wants Calm Look "We want all the peoples of the world to be able to look calmly into the future,'' Khrushchev told a crowd of 9,000 in Fast Berlin's Werner Seelebinder indoor sports arena. "We stand for peaceiul coexis- tenct between states with different social systems," he added. Khrushchev said the German people know only too well the meaning of war. "The understanding of man can imagine only with difficulty what immeasurable damage a third world war would bring," he said. Earlier in his speech Khrushchev said Communist East Germany has achieved an "economic miracle" comparable to that of West Germany. lie said Communist East Ger- NAPLES, Italy UPI)— President Kennedy, in an apparent new challenge to French President Charles de Gaulle, wound up his European tour today with a call for greater Allied trust and an end to "self-sufficient nationalism." In a speech at the NATO Southern Command Headquarters here, Kennedy stressed the theme that stronger Western unity is needed to meet the Communist threat. He expressed the belief that the situation is improving. The President flew to Naples by helicopter alter meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican and agreeing with Italian President Antonio Segni that negotiations with Russia could and should be continued without weakening the Atlantic alliance. Kennedy was flying to Washington tonight, cutting short his four- country tour. Originally he was scheduled to return to Home and many will overtake West Germany j head for home Wednesday morn- in the economic sphere. | ing. Family Keeps Vigil Over Body Of Their Father ATIKOKAN, Ont. (AP) — An American woman and her six children pitched camp and kept watch overnight beside the body of her husband after he collapsed on a portage in Quetico Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario, police said today. Armian Vogt, 42, of Elmhurst, 111., had made two trips across a portage at Dore Lake, about 20 miles southeast of here, with packsacks and gear Sunday night. He had started a third when he collapsed and died during a heavy rainstorm. Mrs. Vogt and the children, some of them in their teens, unpacked a tent and set it up in the storm. They remained the night with the body and were still keeping vigil Monday when they were found by a Lands and Forests Department officer. The Galesburg Register-Mail Will Not Be Published Thursday, July 4

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