Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 1
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' 1 J * i * - - •• ? ^ > i A • 4 > U f' - •l •• 1 1 : J Y • r 1 H r to Communitiei Weather Thundershawer§ Likeiy Saturday and Prbttatety Beginning Tonight • V-k'-f t -i 4- -. ^1 J 1 J VOLUME LXXII 175 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 PRICE SEVEN Living Cost; Set All-Time High in June WASHINGTON (UPD—The na* tion's living costs jumped to a new all-time high in June and sliced four cents off the buying power of a $10 bill, the Labor De- MOSCOW (AP)—Premier Khrushchev declared to- partment reported today. The department said its consumer price index increased by four-tenths of 1 per cent last month—the biggest one month increase in nine months. 'Mo tio nless CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The Syncom 2 day that the agreement on the new nuclear*test ban treaty created favorable opportunities to proceed to total disarmament. F He made the statement in answer to questions from President to Tell Nation About Treaty WASHINGTON (UPD - Prcsi- dent Kennedy is expected to tell the nation and its allies tonight that the partial test ban treaty with Russia is a heartening first step toward slowing the nuclear arms race but by no means the end of the cold war. The President scheduled a radio-television address at 6 p.m. to explain the details of the initialed in Moscow agreement Thursday by U.S., in British and Russian representatives. The pact outlaws air, space and underwater blasts but permits continued underground, testing. One aim of the President's half hour talk undoubtedly is to rally public support for the agreement and bolster its chances in the Seriate, where it requires approval by a two-thirds majority. High officials said, however, that Kennedy's principal purpose was to put the agreement in perspective. correspondents of Izvestia and Pravda ^submitted to him in writing. They will be published in the two papers tonight and Saturday morning. The answers were read to correspondents at a press conference in the Foreign Office shortly after Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman made a declaration in the same spirit at a news conference in the U.S. Embassy. Khrushchev turned. immediately to the theme that he pushed during the negotiations of the past 12 clays that led to initialing Thursday night of the test ban treaty. Kerner to Meet Group Favoring Wage Increases SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—Gov. Otto Kerner will meet Tuesday with a delegation which wants him to sign bills increasing minimum salaries of downstate firemen and policemen. The case for the firemen and policemen will be presented by Joseph Hogan, president of the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association, and other leaders. Kerner met last week with a group of mayors who urged him to veto the bills on grounds the cities could not afford the pro­ sed minimums, Back to NATO That theme was the achievement of a nonaggression pact between the 15 nations of NATO and the seven Communist states of the Warsaw Pact. j Harriman called on Khrush- r chev in the Kremlin and was received - with a grieat show of warmth by the premier. r * Turning to the nonaggression pact, Khrushchev said in the interview: 4 The Soviet government is confident that if in ^ the solution of the nonaggression pact, the same good will is shown as was shown in the negotiations of the nuclear weapons test ban, it will be possible quickly to achieve an agreement on a nonaggres­ sion pact." Higher prices for sugar, cigarettes and increased real estate and sales taxes pushed up the index to 106.6 of average 1957-59 prices. Up 66 Cents This means it took $10.66 to buy the same goods and services that cost $10 about five years ago. Arnold Chase, price expert for the Labor Department, said chances are that living costs will climb again in July to achieve another record peak. But he said the increases reflect "past inflationary pressures | rather than present or future inflationary dangers. 1 ' The June increase means about 105,000 workers will receive cost of living pay boosts ranging from 1 to 3 cents an hour. Sugar a Culprit Sugar prices soared in June and were 32 per cent higher over the month. The average American housewife paid 84 cents for five pounds of sugar last month—42 per cent more tharushe did a year ago. • ; ' Fresh fruits also cost more and frozen and canned orange juice prices kept climbing because of the shortage resulting from last winter's freeze damage in Texas and Florida. Pork prices also advanced 2.8 per cent as fewer hogs were sent to market. communications satellite rocketed into orbit today and hurtled upward toward a point 22,300 miles high where a small motor was to kick it onto a path where it seemingly would hover motionless in the sky. The motor was set to fire about 3 p.m. EST. If telephone, teletype and radio experiments with the satellite work as planned, the United States will make a great advance toward a comparatively low-cost worldwide space communications networks requiring only three satellites, far enough out and so spaced that one would be in range from any point. The 3-stage, 90-foot-tall Delta, seeking its 19th straight launch; ing success, shot away from its launching pad at 9:33 a.m. The flight plan called for the 147-pound drum-shaped satellite to hurtle upward for 5 hours, 30 minutes, its speed gradually decreasing from 22;500 miles to 3,708 miles an hour. Then a small solid-fuel rocket attached to Syncom 2 was to be fired by an automatic timing device to inject the payload into a circular orbit 22,300 miles above the equator over northern South America and the Caribbean. Syncom 1 achieved near-synchronous orbit last Feb. 14 but was useless as a communications • J tool because of a power failure. DISTRESSED — Mrs. Mary Anne Dunlap, 39 -year-old childless widow, whose husband, a died Chicago policeman expectedly a month of a gunshot wound motel which ago, in a olice un- died Chi- say cago was self inflicted. Mrs. Dunlap had been charged with the kid­ naping of a baby from a Metropolis home. UNIFAX V Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Elephant Boots Lodge He mentioned a pact for the I Ollt of PictlirC Gives Outline prevention of surprise attack, the freezing or cutting down of military budgets, reductions of foreign troops in both East and West Germany, and an exchange of representatives to be stationed with foreign troops in both East and West Germany. He raised firmly the German question. He said it could be settled by the signing of a peace treaty. It was the firmest insistence made during the days of the Moscow conference that some- BLOOMINGTON, III. (UPD Thomas Miller, 51, Bloomington, found out Thursday that it can be a flattening experience having his picture taken beside a circus elephant. Miller, a Knights of Columbus official, was to stand beside the Jill Not Get Juicy 'Plum' WASHINGTON. (AP)—The Senate Space Committee has voted to kill President Kennedy's request for a $50-million space research center for Boston, regarded by many as a political prize for his senator brother, Even before the project had been authorized by Congress, President Kennedy asked that it be located in the Boston area. The project had been considered by many as a political plum | Women in the News — 9 for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Abingdon 17 Amusement 1 Bushnell 7 Churches 8 Classified Ads 20-21 Comics-TV-Radio 18 Editorial 4 Farm 15 Galva 7 Hospital Notes 19 Knoxvillc 17 Markets 16 Monmouth 14 Obituary 19 Sports 12-13 Weather 2 elephant that was to star in a MasS(( President Kennedy's Knights' circus. But the camera- hy pachyderm kicked Miller to s Ward Tattled the ground and then stepped on him. thing be done about the German He was reported in good condi- question. tion today in Mennonite Hospital. youngest brother. Sen. Kennedy had campaigned _ # # on the slogan, "He can do more f |-ri i 111*1 IIP for Massachusetts." „ I VF11 IJIIIWUII^ Generally projects of this sort are authorized by Congress before a location is selected. But in o Her Mom making the request in his budget message last January the President specified the Boston area as the location for the center. Much of the committee opposition to the center was said to be based on the unusual way in which the location was announced. AIL THIS ANP NO FATAI4TY—The driver of this auto, William E. Carlson, 39, of Oquawka, escaped with only a fractured hip and forehead laceration* Thursday about 10 p. m., at the SauU Fe crowing at the U. S. 34-111. 41 cutoff struck a moving string of cars and was dragged between these cars and the remainder of the freight train on the adjoining track. Deputy Sheriff M. R. Stewart is shown surveying the wreckage. Story on page 2. (Register-Mail photo by Phil Turuey.) 'Cop Killer Dies In Gas Chamber At State Prison JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Sammy Airo Tucker, convicted cop killej, died in Missouri's gas chamber at 12:10 a.m. today. Warden E. V. Nash pulled the lever at 12:07 a.m. which dropped cyanide pellets into a bucket of acid under the death chair. White fumes of gas rose arouno the condemned man's face and three minutes later his head fell forward for the last time. Dr. H.W. Maxey, prison physician, pronounced him dead. Among the witnesses was Jack Crittendon, brother of Donald Crittenson, the Cape Girardeau police officer Tucker was convicted of killing. Just before he died, Nash said 46 on her first round, a 43 on her Tucker indicated he was sorry for i second, another 43 on the third, LONDON (UPI)-Dr. Stephen Ward testified today at his vice trial that while play girl Christine Keeler was living in his apartment he was so upset by her immoral behavior that he told her mother on her. Christine's mother then told him, he said, that the only time she felt happv about her daughter was when Christine was in his flat. Under cross-examination by the prosecutor, Ward sonant to picture himself as the protector of Chrisline whose affair with War Minister John Profumo touched off Britain's sex scandal. He grew angry and pounded the edge of the witness box when prosecutor Mervyn Griffith-Jones sought to label him as a middle- aged playboy who lived off the earnings of the girls he broulht to his apartment. Golfer Is Winner GRINNELL, Iowa (UPD —Mrs. John Allen held the city women's golf championship today after giving birth to her third child between rounds. The tourney was spread over four weeks. Mrs. Allen carded a his life of crime and told chaplain Warren Wyrick that he held no grudge or animosity toward anyone. i then went to the hospital to give birth to a 5 pound 8 ounce son, Paul, and finished the tourney Wednesday with a 45. Residents As BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) 1 * A catastrophic earthquake struck theminareted city of Skopje at dawn today toppling tall buildings and homes and possibly killing more than 1,000 people. Radio Belgrade said there are "thousands of injured," adding it was impossible to say how many were killed but the number "must be very great." The official news agency Tan- jug put the estimated death toll over 1,000. Most of the city's population of 270,000 were caught in their beds by the thunderous quake. Many ran out of their apartments in their night clothes. building in the city, the Yugoslavia army barracks, being razed along with others. Traps Hotel Guests Tanjug said the New Macedonia Hotel, packed with guests, was leveled and most of the guests were killed. But the eyewitness, Aleksander Blagojevic, said it ap- Postmaster Gen- lapsed, Tanjug reported. RESIGNS eral J. Edward Day is leaving his post to resume a practice Tens of thousands stood in the peared to him as he drove to the rubble-filled streets, some weep- airport that only part of the hotel ing, others just staring at their was damaged, former homes which had col- He said other hotels and many All citizens other buildings were badly dam- stay out of were their homes ordered to aged or destroyed. for the of law after receiving what he next 24 hours as a safety meas- termcd "an unusual opportunity ure> in Washington." UNIFAX In Heart of City 9 Day to Leave Cabinet Post With 'Regret WASHINGTON (UPD — Postmaster General J. Edward Day has resigned to accept what he called "an unusual opportunity" to enter law practice in the nation's capital. The Post Office Department announced Thursday night that Day had submitted his resignation in a letter to President Kennedy expressing "deep regret" at leaving the post. President Kennedy has accepted the resignation, a post office spokesman said. Day told Kennedy July 15 that he was resigning, the spokesman said, and it was agreed at that time that the announcement would be made at Kennedy's discretion. Authoritative sources said President Kennedy has not yet decided upon a successor to Day. There have been recurring rumors that Day would resign. Asked last March about such a report, the President told newsmen that he had no plans to replace the oostmaster general. Day was reported to have been in disfavor with the White House The first shock hit with shattering force at 5:17 a.m. (11:17 p.m. EST Thursday) while most of the inhabitants were asleep. Tanjug reported that the earth- mI . . „ . , . i» \ i . u • iu This was followed by a series oc quakes center lay right in the 3 heart of Skopje, the capital of the lighter shocks. Blagojevic, a pilot for the Yugoslav Air Transport Co.; told Radio Belgrade that he was dressing in his room at the Hotel Invalid, opposite the railroad sta« province of Macedonia. The downtown section was hardest hit. The entire province of Macedonia, southeast of Belgrade, was mobilized for relief work. Roads leading to the stricken city were jammed bringing in supplies and manpower and then turning around to evacuate the injured. The town of Nis, northeast of made snace for with trucks I tion » when the <l uake struck. "A Terrible Sight" "I saw the railroad station down go he Skopje, beds for space tor 1,000 the injured. Doctors were rushed in from all towns in the area. The water supply was cut off and Yugoslav army.units set up emergency distribution centers. Telephone and telegraph lines were cut and radio provided the only link with the outside world. Tanjug said it was impossible to estimate the damage and this was born out by the first refugee to reach Belgrade from the historic capital of Macedonia. He told of the most solidly built in front of my eyes," said. "It was a terrible sight." w About five hours later, two more minor quakes hit as relief workers swarmed through the debris, Tanjug reported. The great quake was felt in wide areas of southern Yugoslavia and as far away as Greece, but damage seemed to be confined to the Skopje area. Tanjug reported that Skopje hospitals were badly damaged. The few wards that still c$n be used are crammed with injured people receiving emergency treatment. * West Seeks Way to Ease Africans' Demands in UN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (UPD i to another demand in the draft •The United States and other NATO powers sought means to- since last fall when he was in- day to case an African demand for a total ban on arms shipments to Portugal. The demand, contained in a resolution being readied for presentation to the Security Council, would mean that the North Atlantic powers would be unable legally to meet their treaty obligations to supply weapons to Portugal, a NATO partner. The United States has an understanding with Portugal that volved in a dispute with Deputy Postmaster General H. W. Brawley. Brawley left and joined the Democratic National Committee as executive assistant to the chairman, but there was speculation that Kennedy was displeased with pay's position. Day is the third cabinet member to leave office in the Kennedy administration, Others were Abraham Ribicoff, former secre- of resolution which would call upon all U.N. members to withhold from Portugal any supplies that could be used to quell native up- tary Welfare Health, who Education and is now a Senator from Connecticut and Labor Secretary • Arthur J, Goldberg, who was named to the Supreme Court. arms supplied to the Lisbon £o\ ernment under the NATO treaty will not be used against national ist rebels in Portuguese African territories. Therefore, it has no objection I world organization. risings. The chief provision in the resolution, in its present form, is a new call to Portugal to start negotiations with African political leaders to carry out past U.N, resolutions calling for an end to repressive measures and self-determination in Angola and Mozambique. The resolution, which was discussed Thursday with Secretary General Thant, would ask the l\N. chief executive to report to the Security Council by Sept. 30 on measures taken toward, meeting the earlier demands of the Terrorists Deadly Gun Battle in Jclll CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuelan troops and police combed Caracas today for 86 Communist terrorists and common criminals who fought their way out of a crowded prison in a gun battle that left at least 5 dead and 51 wounded. About 200 of the 816 terrorists and criminals at Reten La Planta prison—in a residential section of Caracas — participated in the break Thursday. Overpower Guards They overpowered 40 guards and poured out of the prison gates and a hole in a wall under con-1 The FALN, known for sabotage struction. Troop reinforcements and attacks on Venezuelan and drove back all but 102. Sixteen | U.S. -owned installations and bus! were rounded up shortly after- warn. Scattered automatic fire was heard in parts of Caracas during the night. There were reports of a number of robberies and shoot! nigs. Prison officials said imprisoned members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, known also as FALN, inched criminals to join them in the break. has vowe4 to overthrow President Romulo Retancouvt's democratically elected govern* ment and set up a Castro-style regime. Some sources suggested the break was timed to coincide with today's 26th of July anniversary marking Prime Minister Fidel Castro's initial attempt 10 yeari ago to launch a revolution li Cuoa. r .1?.-

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