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St. Patrick's Parish Is 100 Years Old; ration Planned Story, Weather Stripe Brown Chance of Scattered Thundershowers Tonight Or Friday Morning licttcr Newspaper VOLUME LXXII GALESBURG, ILLINOIS ~ THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS * r WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara reported to President Kennedy today that $1 billion was chopped from military spending for supplies and maintenance during the year ended July 1. Raising his sights, McNamara said he expected economies totaling $4 billion annually in purchases of military supplies and spare parts and in operating costs within the next five years. The actual and prospective savings were one-third greater than the Pentagon chief estimated would be possible at the start of a cost reduction program in 1962. offset in- which But they only partly creased combat outlays have pushed the defense budget up from $45 to $51 billion a year since McNamara took office. McNamara; in a long memorandum addressed to the President, said $700 million was saved in purchases alone during the last 12 months. r Largest Saving program headed "Buying what we need," but he also listed these dollar-saving projects: —Increased use of excess inventories. He said $1.2 billion worth of equipment taken from excess stocks was made serviceable after overhaul or repair. Shifting to competitive buying. McNamara said this usually reduces the cost of items by 25 per cent. —Terminating unnecessary operations. Sale of 265,905 acres of land and 54 plants eliminated operating' expenses that in a full year would total $316 million. Poodle Insists "The largest part duction occurred in spare parts for aircraft and missiles," he said. "The Air Force has been able to reduce repair cycle time cost Items from 90 to reduced of this re i Q n Walking Like high on 45 dhys. stocks of The high Navy demand spare parts on aircraft carriers by 50 per cent." McNamara cited a 100 per cent increase in nuclear warheads in the strategic alert forces and a 60 per cent increase in U.S. nuclear forces in Europe as evidence that economies had not affected combat strength. "Actions now planned for fiscal years 1964 and 1965 will bring the estimated annual savings, to be realized by fiscal year 1967, to almost $4 billion." he said. Dollar-Saving Projects McNamara said the biggest reductions last year were under a Human Beings ODENSE, Denmark (AP) — Pucki, a year-old poodle, has baffled Danish medical men. He walks only on his hind legs. "The dog started walking upright when he was three months old," his owner, Carl W. Soelling, told a reporter. "We never trained him to do it. "When Pucki goes walking it's nearly always on his hind legs. Sometimes he stands upright for more than five minutes, staring at something interesting." One Danish surgeon has asked permission to take X-rays of Pucki's pelvic region in an attempt to find out why he apes the human stance. Soelling gave his okay, saying, "I am anxiously waiting for the result of this scientific examination." Will Place Facts p Before Kennedy WASHINGTON (UPI)'—A panel appointed by President Kennedy to head off a national railroad strike be- IIAPPY—A Polish family smiled broadly at a West Berlin air- gan an 11-day study today of the bitter work rules disport Wednesday after their escape to the West in a single-en- gined trainer plane on which they posed for the photo. The group included the father, Maj. Richard Obacz, 34, his wife, Mary, and two sons, Lcstow, 9, and Kryzstof, 5. UNIFAX pute. This was the first step in placing the four-year-old Air sees ook Forward Freedom controversy in the hands of Congress, which may be asked to pass legislation calling for compulsory arbitration. Eight hours before the strike deadline both rail management and the unions agreed Wednesday to postpone until July 29 any action that might lead to a strike. Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz convened the first meeting of the committee at the Labor department to arrange procedures for its work. Report to President After a thorough study of all BERLIN (UPI) — A Polish air force major who flew the facts in the controversy, the to asylum in West Berlin with his family in a two-seater board will make a ort to Pres . training plane looked forward today to building a new ident Kennedy on July 22. He life "where people are not pushed around." "I was tired of pressures," he said. Maj. Ryszard Obacz, a decorated 34-year-old jet pilot, packed his 27-year- old wife, Maria, and their two sons, Lestow, 9, and Kryzy- stof, 5, into the cramped Polish I 2 SECTIONS air force plane Wednesday in Na- darzyce, Poland, 80 miles north of Poznan. Where to Find It 24 PAGES Abingdon 19 Amusement 6 Mayor Suggests Racial Solutions L L Come From Heart r WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Frank H. Morris of Salisbury, Md., a community where desegregation is going forward peacefully under the guidance of a bi-racial commission, counseled senators today against federal compulsion. "Progress in racial problems must come from the Then he cooly flew the slow- single-engined level 150 aircraft miles moving near tree-top across Poland and East Germany to the U.S. Air Force's Tem- plehof Airfield in West Berlin, where he landed and requested asylum. First Such Flight It was the first time anyone had fled to West Berlin'from behind the Iron Curtain in an airplane, although other defectors have flown to West Germany itself. West Berlin is separated from West Germany by 110 miles, of Communist territory. An American official, asked if the request would be granted, he?" Bushnell _ 5 Classified Ads 22-23 Comics-TV-Radio Editorial 20 4 Food Section 16-17 Galva 5 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 19 Markets 18 Monmouth 10 Obituary 21 14-15 then will submit it and legislative recommendations to Congress which will be designed to settle this particular dispute* The board was set up by Kennedy as part of a formula to avert a nationwide railway strike which otherwise would have start- own if they discover an opportunity to do so. Two Not Present Two members of the panel—union leader George M. Harrison and Inland Steel Company executive Joseph Block—were not present for the opening session. Wirtz and Meany also agreed that an agreement between five rail unions and the nation's major railroads would be the best possible solution to the complex dispute. This seemed unlikely since the railroads have declared they do not contemplate any further bargaining ov<?r their proposals to overhaul work rules and eliminate jobs of firemen on locomotives in yard and freight service. The labor secretary said an- n in other meeting of the blue ribt would be held at 9 a.m. panel EDT Friday. All members except to be traveling Block, reported in.the west, were expected to at- ed at 12:01 a.m. local time this tend that session. morning when management put new work rules into effect. Ken- Representatives of the unions and management sat in on today's GRINNER—Armed with a six-shooter, Cowboy Timmy Ikeda, 5, showed up with the proper utensils for the 54th annual Big Hat Barbecue at Salinas, Calif., an i event staged as a means of perpetuating the memory of the Old West. Timmy wasn't a bit interested in the community's observance of Western Week, but he was listening for the dinner bell. UNIFAX nedy's action Wednesday averted preliminary discussion Sports Weather 2 Women in the News 8-9 the walkout" just eight hours before it was to start. Judge Understands Wirtz told reporters today that CANTERBURY, England (UPI) the committee does not have any -Bertram Widney 31, answering assignment to mediate the conflict, but only to investigate it. But he and George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO who is a member-of the six-man panel, said this does not bar committee members from mediating on their | discharge. charges of driving the wrong way on a one-way street, told the court Wednesday, "I was carrying two back-seat drivers, my mother and my aunt, and my attention was distracted." The court gave him an absolute request said, "He's here, isn't Negro Gangs Pelt Police hearts and head of people," he told the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing on the administration's bill to prohibit racial discrimination in restaurants, hotels and other private ^^Jfjj §f£)fl(*$ establishments serving the public. Bands of Negroes battled policemen with rocks and sticks in Savannah, Ga., early today following a singing, shouting march by nearly 2,000 Negroes who were scattered by tear gas bombs. Fifty state troopers moved into the Georgia port city in the wake of a two-hour riot that left nine persons injured, including three r policemen. Whatever steps may be neces- cessary to curb violence were pledged in Atlanta by Gov. Carl E. Sanders who planned to confer with Savannah officials. Morris testified he did not question need for such legislation in some communities, but he said that "under this proposed law, there is no inducement to a community to solve its own problems, or to compel its leadership to take up its load." "There is no inducement for the black and whites of a community to start the talks that are the real hope of future solutions," he added. The plane probably will be returned to Poland. To keep them from worrying, Obacz had told his wife and children they were heading for Stettin, just east of the Polish-East German border, to visit friends. "It was the first time I ever liect to my wife in our marriage," he said. ' appeared with his decision. Seeks Free Life ' Speaking through an interpreter, Obacz said he made the flight because he "wanted to come to a place of open friendships." "I wanted to work toward Mrs. Obacz happy truth..." he said. "I wanted to go where people are not pushed around." Obacz said morale is low in the Morris was one of two mayors p oljsh { force> .< The mood who had been scheduled to testi- Police said demonstrators lay fy. However, because of lack of time, the appearance of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., was postponed to a later date, not yet set. down on the street, blocking traffic at several intersections after the midnight march from a church to the vicinity of city and county jails. US Lays Down Rules in Viet Nam jl >; is very bad," he said. "Most officers are fed up just as I was. We want the right to travel where we want to. the right of free speech, the right to work for a good cause." He said the toughest part of the trip was getting the whole fam- the small two-seater into SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP)—U.S. Ambassador Frederick E. Noltjng returned from Washington to Jiis post in South Viet Nam today and delivered a strongly worded statement supporting freedom of religion and press coverage. Nolting said the United States will continue to support Viet Nam "in its struggle to rid itself of Viet Cong (Communist) aggres- the United States "stands for and supports freedom of religion for all people." The United States "also stands for an 3fnon society in which, there Sion. But, in his strongest implied criticism of President Ngo Dinh Piem's government, Nolting said) 4 is op- open other things, portunity for the press to report events without hindrance." Nolting's comment on freedom of religion was occasioned by the continuing conflict between the government and Buddhist leaders who claim Diem's Catholic-dominated regime is repressing the exercise of their religion. plane. Obacz sat in the pilot's seat. His wife was in the rear scat and the two boys crouched between their mother's legs under the rear cockpit control panel. Acts tike JFK LONDON (UPI)—Ballerina Nadia Nerina said today she bought four "fabulous" hats during a recent shopping spree in New York. "I can't really explain why I bought them," she said. "1 don't wear hats." Queen Elizabeth •i Visibly Upset by; Demonstrations LONDON (AP) — British officials were stunned today that Queen Elizabeth II was booed by demonstrators protesting the state visit of King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece. Communist, anarchist and ban-the-bomb demonstra- Greeks Free 20 Left win sr Prisoners LONDON (UPI)—Greece today freed a score of political prisoners under pressure from leftwing demonstrators who have harassed visiting Greek King Paul and Queen Frederika and even booed Britain's Queen Elizabeth in an unprecedented outburst. As leftists readied a massive new London demonstration tonight, the Greek government announced the "conditional release" of 20 connection prisoners with the bittei held in civil war with the Communists shortly after World War II. Must Be Good The Justice Ministry announcement said the prisoners would be freed under the "pacification law" which stipulates that such prisoners must abstain from subversive activities. At the same time, a British- born schoolteacher whose determined campaign to get Greek husband treed sparked violent London demonstrations against Greek royalty, indicated she had received satisfaction her or presenting a Qreek monarch. petition to aft- the tors shouted invective at the royal party as it entered and left a gala theatrical performance Wednesday night. Elizabeth, visibly shaken, drove off alone and unsmiling to Buckingham Palace instead of attending a government reception with the royal visitors and her husband, Princ^ Philip. The demonstration was organized by the "Committee of 100 Against Tyranny" to demand freedom for what they call Greek political prisoners. The Greek government calls them murderers and traitors convicted of crimes in the civil war that broke out at the end of World War II. Premier Panayotis Pipinelis of Greece saw one of the chief stigators of the demonstrations, Mrs. Betty Ambatielos, today. Ha promised to give King Paul her appeal for release of her husband, Tony, from prison. Mrs. Ambatielos .said she would take no further part in the demonstrations. Mrs. Ambatielos, 45, is a British Communist, a school teacher, and wife of a Greek Communist who has spent 18 years in prison. "At this moment, plans stand to continue with demonstrations here tonight," said for the Committee learning of Mrs. a spokesman of 100 alter Ambatielos* decision. Dure Costs $100 KENNEDY'S PANEL—Six men picked by Presi- lard Wirtz, Joseph Block, center, of Inland dent Kennedy to study the "featherbedding" Railroad; George Meany, dispute involving railroads and their employes lower, left to right, Co AFL-CIO president; imerce Sec. Luther started their inquiry this morning with a report Hodges, Stuart T. Saunders, Norfolk and West- to be made to Kennedy by July 22. On the com- ern Railroad, and George Harrison, president of I miUee are; upper, left to right, Labor Sec. Wil the Order of Railway Clerks. UNIFAX Crowd Burns Flag DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanganyika (UPI 1 —The Portuguese flag was torn down and burned before 15,000 persons Sunday at Mtwara in southern Tanganyika, according to reports reaching here today. Ti le incident was in protest against Portugal's racial policies* SPRINGFIELD, Leo Mo. (UPI) McLaughlin, 22, angered when a barmaid turned down his request for a date, Wednesday threatened to ram his car through the tavern's front door. "I dare you to," the barmaid challenged. The young itma accepted am) W03 fined $100.

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