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Home Paper of 70 Communities Weather Stripe Brown Showers Likely Tonight and Friday Continued Warm VOLUME LXXII — 180 A Better Nempaper GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Meany Raises Question Of Nationalizing Rails WASHINGTON (AP)-APL-CIO President George Meany said today that if Congress is going to deny rail workers the right to strike it might as well nationalize the railroads. He told the House Commerce Committee that if the railroad work rules dispute comes to a final showdown and the "paramount public interest" forces Congress to deny workers the right to walk off their jobs, "we've come to the point where we've got to determine whether or not an industry in which you've got to compel people to work should be the medium for private profit." "This would be a sad day {or America," Meany said. Urges Bargaining Meany urged approval of the AFL-CIG plan to send labor and management back to the bargaining table under congressional supervision. He opposed as unwarranted compulsion President Kennedy's plan to have the Interstate Commerce Commission set interim work rules for two years. "There is no question that this is compulsory work legislation." On the Senate side of the capitol, that chamber's Commerce Committee was winding up its hearings by giving the unions,another chance to testify on the car* riers* plan to apply new manpower-cutting rules. AEC Slows Underground Atomic Test WASHINGTON (AP)-The government announced today that technical difficulties necessitate postponement of plans to detonate a special nuclear device underground at Carlsbad, N.M., this year as part of its program to develop peaceful uses of nuclear explosives. The project—aimed at studying the possibility of producing new chemical elements by means of nuclear blasts—was originally to be held some time during 1963. The Atomic Energy Commission reported that a postponement was needed because of technical difficulties "related to the development of the special nuclear explosive device required for this experiment." The original plans called for detonation of a device packing somewhat less than 10 kilotons of energy—the equivalent of 10,000 tons of TNT in a tunnel shooting off from a 1,200-foot deep shaft in a Carlsbad salt mine. It was expected that the explo sion would create a cavity ap proximately 80 feet in radius. Watch This Camp SYCAMORE HOLLOW, Kan. <UPI) — Trespassers on this camp ground will be stripped of their clothing, thrown into swimming pool and forced to play volleyball in the nude with members of the opposite sex. A sunbathers association meeting opened here Wednesday. A nudist spokesman said court action would follow the on-the-spot treatment. Sheriff Ropes Bear, Walks Martha Home PAULINE, Neb. (ITI) - Bob Anderson, the sheriff of Adams County, has captured his share of criminals, but confesses to limited experience with bears. After his meeting Wednesday with Martha, he's not sure he cares for bears. It's not that Martha was disagreeable. Uncooperative, maybe, but for a 400-pound black bear, she was rather friendly. That doesn't mean the sheriff had an easy job when he set out to catch her—and get her back home. Keeps Bear Bob and his deputy, Jake Thiel, were alerted that Martha had wandered away from the Grover Stapleman place near here. Stapleman has a string of donkeys he hauls around to stage donkey baseball games for fairs and festivals. He also kept Martha. While Stapleman was out drumming up business, Martha decided to wander. Anderson, Thiel and three other bear "hunters" followed tips and tracked Martha down They spent about two hours in the chase, during which Martha got tangled in some barbed wire and foundered for a while in V-shaped tree trunk. ' Lassoes Martha Anderson, who's pretty fair with a lasso, finally used some borrowed rope to capture her. He and Martha were about two miles from Stapleman's place. So they began trudging down a hot dusty road. Every now and then perhaps because of the heat, Mar tha decided to sit and rest in the middle of the road. A friendly farmer in a pickup truck finally gave them a lift the last quarter-mile. Police Hurt In Chicago Race Fights CHICAGO (AP) — Pour policemen were injured, one reported seriously, Wednesday night as about 100 policemen tried to prevent further racial disturbances in a South Side district. About 500 persons, most of them white, appeared for the third straight night in the district. The trouble centers around 56th and Morgan Streets, about a block rom an apartment building into which two Negro families moved earlier this week. The immediate neighborhood is predominantly white. Police arrested 33 persons, including seven juveniles. One Negro was arrested. The arrests were made for refusal to obey po- orders to disperse. Minor City Hires Negroes BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Three Negroes have been hired as city policemen—the first of their race on the police force. Chief Wingate White said the three Negroes were among 14 persons who passed a civil service test Tuesday. Reds Say U.S. Plots War ice ights broke out between the po- icemen and several persons. The policemen were injured when they were hit with bricks and stones as they sought to make arrests. One policemen, Louis Pote, 36, was treated for a possible skull fracture at a hospital. Pote identified a Negro, Edward Sperry, 35, as his assailant. Sperry was charged with aggravated assault. The other policemen were released from the hospital after being treated for cuts. Police said about 100 persons, mostly youths, gathered near 57th and Morgan Streets and chanted: Two, four, six, eight—we don't want to integrate." The seven juveniles arrested last night were released into the custody of their parents. The others, except Sperry, were charged with disorderly conduct. Police arrested 31 persons on Monday and Tuesday nights. Ten were juveniles. Crash Kills 10 persons In Ohio TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)—A fiery car-truck collision near Genoa Wednesday night took the lives of 10 persons, eight of them children, wiping out the family of Felix Campos, a migrant crop worker. The 10 had been out for a night at the movies. No one in the six- year-old station wagon survived. The Campos had been working on the farm of Emil Webert near Elmore, Ohio. Charles Strong', 38, of Swariton, jumped from the flaming cab of his. semitrailer after the crash. The highway patrol quoted Strong as saying the car tried to pass another vehicle and hit him headon. Strong was released from the hospital after treatment. Five of the children were mem bers of the Campos family. The parents of the other three were Mr. and Mrs. Camilo Chico. Robertson Will Try for Governor, Backs Barry CHICAGO (UPI)—Hayes Robertson, top Republican in the Democratic stronghold of Cook County, entered the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination Wednesday with a vow to help put Sen. Barry Goldwater in the White House. "I will campaign for the governorship wearing a button Goldwater button on myj lapel," Robertson said in announcing h i s candidacy 'at a political outing in suburban Flossmoor. Robertson, a staunch conservative and chairman of the Cook County Republican Committee, said he believed Goldwater can be elected president "if he is not sidetracked at the convention." Conservative Will Win "I believe a truly conservative Republican candidate for governor will be elected himself and help Goldwater carry this important state," he said. Charles H. Percy, 43, board chairman of Bell & Howell photographic equipment firm and platform chairman at the i960 GOP national convention, is the only other Republican to announce so far for the seat now held by Pemocratic Gov. Otto Kerner. Robertson coupled his praise of the Arizona Republican senator with a sharp attack on Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, one of the nation's top Democrats. He called for an all out GOP effort to save the people of Illinois from the "arrogance and political menace of the Daley machine." Machine Threatens City "Through its control of the city of Chicago, of Cook County and of the state of Minis, it has festered crooked elections, payroll padding, rigged cntracts and a program of high taxes which threaten to bankrupt every citizen of Illinois," Robertson, a former state senator, said. He said the "baneful influence" of the "machine" was driving industry from Illinois and complicating solutions to unemployment. • "A vigorous Republican candidate can defeat the Daley ma- s ' fir Ignore Fighting Early This Week SEOUL, Korea (AP)—Communist North Korea accused the United States today of "war provocation plots" in this divided peninsula. It ignored the Red suicide squad that slipped into South Korea this week and killed three U.S. soldiers. The North Korean Foreign Ministry accused the State Department of trying SEIZE BOMB MATERIALS—An FBI agent surveys bomb casings, part of a cache of munitions seized Wednesday in a resort settlement near New Orleans, La. The agents found over a ton of dynamite, 20 casings for 100-pound bombs, fuses, blasting caps and a 50-pound container of Noudex, used to convert gasoline into napalm jelly. Officials reported the equipment may have been intended for use against Cuba in a bombing raid. UNIFAX Ike Travels Back in Time, Talks on Current Problems NEW YORK (UPI )— Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was bound today for an "adventure into nostalgia" along the beaches of Normandy and in England. Eisenhower thus described his one-week trip to Europe with his wife, Mamie, during a news conference Wednesday aboard the Queen Elizabeth shortly before the liner sailed. "I plan to walk up and down the Normandy beaches and visit Portsmouth, England," he said. The decision to launch the D-Day Allied invasion of France was reached in a conference room at Portsmouth. The former Chief Executive, who is visiting Europe to make a television documentary film dealing with the invasion, also said current Negro civil rights demonstrations emphasize "the rightful discontent of a minority!" "I understand their purposes," he said. "I agree with those who say they are entitled to their just rights. I disagree with all things that become so violent that they have contrary effects." "Every individual in the United States has a legal and moral obligation to see others enjoy the same rights. We must eliminate every possibility of differentiating between political and economic rights on the basis of color." Eisenhower said he would reserve comment on the recently signed partial nuclear test ban among the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union "because we still have to hear military and scientific opinion on the whole thing." On the GOP presidential nomin- Hayes Robertson chine and improve the business climate in this state," he said. Republican Secretary of State Charles Carpentier is expected to announce his candidacy for the governorship Sunday. Rep. Elmer Hoffman, R-IU., has declared himself a candidate for secretary of state on the Republican ticket. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Abingdon 19 Amusement 6 Bushnell 6 Classified Ads 22-23 Comics-TV-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Food Ssctioa 16-17 Galva - 6 Hospital Notes 6 KaoxviUe M Markets 18 Monmouth 10 Obituary 21 Sports 14-15 Weather 2 Women in the News .... 8-9 ation, he said that he could strongly support "anyone who has been mentioned for the Republican candidacy. . .because I think we can get better leadership from them than we are getting now from the present administration." Ward Nears Death After Operation LONDON (AP) — Dr. Stephen Ward was reported near death io- night. A medical bulletin announced his ' condition had deteriorated after throat surgery to ease his breathing. Convicted on two vice charges growing out' of Britain's sex-and- security scandal, Ward remained in a coma from an overdose of drugs taken Wednesday on the last day of his trial. Surgeons operated on Ward today. States Close Clark Bridge For Repair SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Motorists will have to detour around the Clark bridge at Alton—which will be closed three weeks for repairs. Motorists from the Illinois side will detour to bridges crossing the Mississippi at Chain of Rocks, west of Madison; Veterans bridge at East St. Louis or other bridges in the East St. Louis area. Motorists from Missouri wishing to cross into Illinois will be directed by detour routes marked in Missouri. The three-week shutdown begins Aug. 12. The bridge is operated jointly by both states. Actress Gives Birth HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Actress Barbara Rush, 34, and her infant girl were reported in "excellent condition" today at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. The film, and television star, wife of public relations executive Warren Cowan, gave birth to the six-pound, four-ounce girl Wednesday. The parents had not yet selected a name. Top Navy Job GetsNewMan In Washington WASHINGTON (UPI) - Adm. George W. Anderson Jr., hauled down his flag as chief of naval operations today and relinquished command of the world's largest Navy to an old friend and fellow aviator, Adm. David L. McDon aid. Anderson now will become U.S ambassador to Portugal, entering a diplomatic world with which he is familiar from international military assignments. Colorful Change McDonald, a soft-voiced Geor gian with essentially the same hard ideas as Anderson on the Navy's future, became the nation's top-ranking sea officer in a colorful change of command cere mony at the Washington Navy Yard. There were tributes from Navy Secretary Fred Korth, 19-gun salutes and full honors rendered by squads of Marines and sailors as the Navy observed the time honored tradition of swearing in a new chief. Surprise Choice McDonald's selection by President Kennedy, announced May 6, was a surprise throughout the armed forces. Not the least amazed was McDonald himself. It had been expected generally that Anderson, top military mas last fall's Cuba crisis opera- Ex-GI Leaves China. Heads For Homeland HONG KONG (UPI)—An American captured during the Korean War who chose to stay behind the Bamboo Curtain returned to the West from Communist China to day and said another American may be coming out soon. Lowell D. Skinner, 32, of Akron, Ohio, a former corporal who has not seen the United States since 1950, stepped across the border into this British crown colony shortly after noon. Parents Old "It's about time to go back," he said. "My parents are getting pretty old." Skinner said that during his nine years in Communist China he kept in touch with other Americans among 21 who stayed behind at the end of the Korean fighting. One of them, Scott L. Rush of Marietta, Ohio, indicated he also might be leaving China soon, ae cording to Skinner. He saia Rush was employed as a lathe operator in Wuhan, a big steel center in the central mainland. Seven Remain Besides Rush, seven others of |'the original 21 American prisoners of war are believed still living in Red China. They are: Clarence C. Adams of Memphis Tenn., Howard G. Adams of Corsicana, Tex., John R. Dunn of Baltimore, Md., James G. Vener is of Hawthorne, Calif., Harold H. Webb, of Fort Pierce, Fla., William C. White of Plummersville, Ark., and'Morris R. Wills of Fort Ann, N.Y. Skinner and the others all were dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1954, and cannot be prosecuted under military jurisdiction as turncoats. to,"cover up the criminal nature of U.S. imperialism in South Korea and to jus- ify the long-term occupation of South Korea by the U.S. Army." Hide War Intents "By playing up the nonexistent threat from the North," said a Communist broadcast, "the U.S. imperialists are foolishly trying to camouflage the war provocation plots they are hatching in the South." North Korea said the Americans are trying to justify "aggressive acts of their own." It said the United States has heightened tension by introducing "atomic weapons and guided missiles and turning South Korea into an atomic base, scrapping and violating the Korea armistice agreement." American commanders in Korea admit they possess weapons capable of firing nuclear warheads, they normally decline comment on whether nuclear warheads are stored in Korea. Ignore 1 Raids The broadcast made no mention of the ambush killing of two U.S. soldiers just south of the demilitarized zone Monday or the skirmish six mills farther south Tuesday in which another American, a South Korean policeman and four North Koreans died- The U.N. command said the North Koreans were carrying weapons used in the ambush Monday. The United States denounced the ambush as a "vicious, unprovoked attack." U.S. Army patrols aided by spotlights searched the banks of the Imjin River along the demilitarized zone for more Communist infiltrators. in tions, would get a second two- year term at the Navy helm and, perhaps, succeed Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kennedy Sets , Education Week From Nov. 1046 WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy has proclaimed Nov. 10-16 as American Education Week. In his proclamation Wednesday, Kennedy asked Americans to learn about the quality of education and opportunities for the individual which schools, colleges and universities now offer. Woman Needs Donkey LONDON (UPI) - A woman advertised today in the Times of London for a "gentle donkey required to hire for one month; lavish loving care assured." Lineman Dies After Fall From Slippery Pole EL PASO, 111. (UPI)-A telephone lineman was killed when he fell 20 feet down a pole made slippery by rain Wednesday. He was Ivan Work, 40, who died of a fractured skull, a broken neck and a crushed chest. Authorities said his safety belt hadn't been fastened. El Paso is east of Peoria in Woodford County. Court Rules 15 MPH Too Fast for Plane TRIE*R, Germany (AP) - A Trier court has ruled tha^ «» speed of 15 miles an hour is tt • fast for a plane on the ground. A two-seater sports plane, was taxiing from the runway to a hangar at that speed when it hit a woman and injured her badly. Fining the pilot $25 for negligence, the court told him he should have been traveling at "walking pace." Akers Resigns As Ambassador To Netv Zealand WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy has accepted the resignation of Anthony B. Akers as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said Wednesday that Akers, a former New York attorney, would be given another government assignment to be announced later. More Quakes ScareSkopje Survivors SKOPJE, Yugoslavia (UPI) — Three new eai'thquakes struck devastated Skopje today, sending its battered residents fleeing into the streets in panic once again but causing no further damage or injuries. However, Yugoslav rescue center officials who announced no new casualties said they would speed up the evacuation of tha city, wrecked by an earthquake last Friday. They said there have been close to 200 tremors since Friday, but that most of them have been minor. Oi'icials also said workers dug out the bodies of three more victims Wednesday night, raising to 857 the total number of dead recovered. Estimates of what the final death toll will be ran between 1,500 and 2,000. But officials said they had "no further hope" of finding more survivors under Skopje's rubble. Polish Leaders Ask Freeman for Surplus Grain WARSAW, Poland (AP) - U.S, Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman visited Polish farms today after reportedly hearing a plea from Communist leaders for grain to feed this drought-stricken nation. Freeman was received Wednesday by Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki and two members of the politbureau. The talks reportedly covered shipments of U.S. surplus grain to Poland and U.S.-Polish trade. Poland, faced with its second straight poor harvest, is expected to need up to three million ton* of grain imports.

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