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i Home Paper of Communittet Weather Stripe Brown Thundershowers Tonight, Becoming Fair Saturday And Somewhat Cooler A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII 187 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Sen To G i ve WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen said today he believes President Kennedy is "fully prepared" to show that the nation's security is safer with the pending nuclear test ban treaty than without it. The Illinois Republican's statement indicated he expects the President to produce Pentagon witnesses who were reluctant to endorse a full test ban but are ready to accept the all-but-underground test ban proposal. The Big Three treaty went to the Senate Thursday with the President's plea for its swift ratification. Dirksen said in an interview he did not know exactly what the military will say. But on the key question concerning protection of U.S. security, which has troubled the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the past, Dirksen said: "I presume that the President is fully prepared through necessary witnesses to fortify the agreement that our security, instead of being impaired, will be enhanced by the provisions of the treaty." Morton Forecasts Approval Dirksen declined to join Senate GOP Campaign Chairman Thruston B. Morton in forecasting a strong vote of approval for the pact. Morton told United Press International he expects a vote of 79 to 15 for the treaty, with only about six Republican votes of the 15 against it, figuring an average of six absentees. "This treaty will assure the security of the United States better than continued unlimited testing on both sides," the President said in his message to Congress urging ratification. Earlier this year, Defense Sec- r retary Robert S. McNamara testified that the Russians had narrowed the nuclear weapons gap in their last series of nuclear tests after they violated this country's test suspension. But he emphasized that the U.S. was still ahead and it would be better to freeze nuclear weapons development to hold the U.S. lead. Underground Ban Missing The pending treaty bans tests in the outer atmosphere, above ground and under water. Its advocates contend that readiness to resume this kind of testing — if Russia cheats and resumes testing — can be preserved by continued underground tests. But there is concern in Congress on this point. Some members think test readiness, particularly through loss of scientific personnel unwilling to remain partially idle, will be hampered inevitably. But the President stressed that "it is rarely possible to recapture missed opportunities to achieve a more secure and peaceful world." He added: 1 To govern is to choose; and it is my judgment that the United States should move swiftly to make the mpst of the present opportunity and approve the pending treaty." Administration Is Revising Plan for Distributing Cash WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy administration is revising its request for authority to deny federal funds to states for programs administered in a discriminatory manner. It reportedly would make such denials subject to court review. A Senate source said today that something along this line is being explored. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, who first disclosed that a revision of some kind is in consideration, was scheduled today for an eighth round of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the administration's civil rights program, but the session was canceled. Kennedy made arrangements Thursday night to postpone his appearance and flew to the family home at Hyannis Port, Mass., upon learning that his newborn nephew was seriously ill. The baby, son of President Kennedy, died early today. Kennedy told the committee Thursday that "we are working on some new language" for this part of the bill, but he said that before disclosing it he wanted to consult with Senate-House sponsors of the legislation. Coroner's Jury Decides Dr. Ward Took Overdose of Sleeping LONDON (UPI) - A coroner's jury ruled today that Dr. Stephen Ward, the society osteopath who touched off Britain's scandal of the with an century, killed himself overdose of sleeping pills. It took the seven-man jury only three minutes to bring in its suicide verdict. Coroner Gavin Thurston formally recorded the finding that Ward died of "bilateral softening of the brain" resulting from self • administered drugs. Ward, who had medical training and knew how much to take, died of barbiturate poisoning Saturday rather than face sentencing on vige charges. Ward's family arranged private Pills burial services today for the 50- year-old Anglican minister's son and refused flowers for the funeral. Ward was already in a drug- induced coma when the old Bailey jury convicted him of living off the earnings of prostitutes last Wednesday. He never regained consciousness to hear the sentence which could have been 14 years in prison. Sign Errs MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI) Huge posters along the main street advertising the Wisconsin State Fair as running from Aug. 8 to Aug. 19. It actually runs only until Aug. 17. FBI Cheeking On Blast at r t Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE, 111. (UPI)-A huge explosion Thursday night rocked the Propellex Division of the Chromalloy Corp., which manufactures rocket propellents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was summoned. Company spokesmen would reveal little about the blast, which took place on the KKKacre site about two miles outside this community a few miles from St. Louis. They said they had no indication as to the cause, although the explosion appeared to have occurred in two localized magazines. Only two of the plant's 30 employes were on duty at the time, and no one was injured. The plant manufactures the component parts of rocket propellants as well as other classified materials. Some of its contracts are with the Defense Department. More than two dozen windows were broken in downtown Edwardsville and extra police were summoned to prevent looting. Seven windows were broken in a two-story home about a half mile from the plant. Nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland, 111., 18 miles away, said "everybody, including the patients, felt the jolt." A company spokesman said about 13 one-story buildings are located on the site. He said none was destroyed, although it was impossible to immediately determine damage. The spokesman said no gases were used around the plant. American Bar Offei Seat To Negro By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP)—The new son of President and Mrs. Kennedy died early today while top medical men battled the lung disease that stifled his heart. The President stood only a few feet away when his son's 39-hour battle for life ended. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died at 4:04 a.m. EDT and press secretary Pierre Salinger told newsmen of the baby's death in a hastily- called news conference at the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center at 4:26 a.m. The President flew out of Boston a few hours later to carry the tragic news to his wife, recuperating from the Caesarean five and one-half weeks ahead of schedule, doctors determined the child suffered from a respiratory affliction. Doctors termed the ailment idiopathic respiratory syndrome, a problem that causes difficulty in breathing, particularly in premature children. Baby's Death Diagnosed as Prematurity OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AP)—The Kennedy baby died of hyaline membrane disease, the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center announced today. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, read the hospital statement, which follows: "The President of the United States has authorized the hospital to make a simple statement on the cause of death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. "The attending physician certified to the diagnosis of prema turity and hyaline membrane disease. "The death certificate was signed by Dr. James Hughes of the Children's Medical Center. "The diagnosis was jointly arrived at by all of the attending physicians." In hyaline membrane disease, a thin membrane forms over the microscopic air sacs of the lungs and inhibits their ability to pass on oxygen to the blood. \ Mr CHICAGO (UPD-The National Bar Association, an organization of Negro lawyers, today considered whether to accept an American Bar Association offer to place a Negro or its "board of directors." The executive committees of both groups met Thursday after Edward B. Toles, chairman of the NBA Judiciary Committee, complained that the ABA failed to include Negroes on an integration study ordered by President Kennedy. "I don't think the committee could get a fair appraisal of the Negro situation without having a Negro to represent our views," Toles said. After the joint meeting, NBA President Robert Lollard called the get-together 4 'most significant" and said he would appoint a committee to discuss the offer. An NBA spokesman said the offer would place a Negro in the ABA House of Delegates, or ard of directors, for the first time. The action came as more than a dozen legal groups met in a prelude to the ABA's 86th annual meeting, which starts Monday. Air Force Fires 14th Missile Successfully VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)-The Air Force has launched its 14th Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile from this West Coast missile base. An Air Force spokesman said the launch Thursday by a Strategic Air Command crew was a | self became a routine training flight. delivery Wednesday at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. The President arrived at the big air base, 65 miles south of Boston, at 9:30 a.m., and was closeted with his wife for almost an hour and a half, at which time Salinger met with newsmen. Services Saturday Private funeral services will be held Saturday at a time and place to be announced, Salinger said. There were strong indications that Richard Cardinal Gushing, Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston and a close friend of the Kennedy family, would cele-1 the baby, brate the funeral Mass. A special service The other two Kennedy children, Caroline, 5, and John Jr., who wall be three years old in November, are on Squaw Island at Hyannis Port, the summer White House on Cape Cod. Salinger said at midmorning Thursday the baby was in serious condition but afternoon reports were less alarming. Thursday night came word that the child was being fed intravenously. Hurried Back Invaders of Haiti Differ On 'Success' GAGRA, U.S.S.R. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Stata Dean Rusk and Soviet Premier Khrushchev sat down today for a shirt-sleeve conference on cold war issues at the premier's luxurious estate overlooking the Black Sea. Rusk arrived in Gagra Thursday. After a night at a government guest house he drove in an open convertible to the estate. Khrushchev and his family awaited the American Cabinet member in the estate recreation building. The premier walked down the steps of the building with two of his small grandsons, Vanya and Nikita, flanking him. The premier introduced the boys to the secretary and warmly greeted members of Rusk's party. They included Assistant Secretary of State Richard Davis, U.S. Ambassador Foy D. Kohler, Llewellyn Thompson, former ambassador to Moscow and now Rusk's top adviser on Soviet affairs, and their wives. Is Good Natured Khrushchev good naturedly lined up with his guests on the steps for a dozen Russian and American photographers. After the picture taking, Khru- Minister Andrei Gromyko. Khrushchev and Rusk were expected to talk for about two or three hours and then retire to the glassed in veranda of the main house for lunch. It was assumed Rusk and Khrushchev again would range over major East-West issues, including the future of divided Berlin and Khrushchev's proposals for an East-West nonaggression pact and stationing of observers on both sides of the Iron Curtain to guard against surprise attack. Seek Opening No major decisions were expected to result from the conference. Its purpose was to see whether a road has been opened for fruitful negotiations in the wake of the limited nuclear test ban agreement. Rusk and Gromyko were to fly back to Moscow after the meeting with Khrushchev, and Gromyko shchev led Rusk to the second was to be the American secre- floor veranda of the recreation tary's host at dinner tonight, building. Conference tables had Rusk goes to Bonn Saturday to been set up facing the sun-bathed assure West German Chancellor Black Sea. Konrad Adenauer that the test Rusk flew here Thursday from ban treaty in no way changes the The midday report sent the President hurrying back from Cape Cod to Boston to be with ™' n invasion group. He said the ^ bulk of the invaders had "fled Kenedy conferred with doctors ta £ the mountains.- ^ SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (UPI) — Dominican authorities in the northern border town of Dajabon today questioned 14 Haitian exiles who said they were the remnants of an invasion 4U » n- *. c r • — J « T ^ J \ • i.. " J. T •w i.,** u„ unu,'o« r< Mr «*e Baltic seaport of Leningrad, West's determination not to reo that was routed by Haitian gov- L . • ^ • *. r* ernment troons making a 30-mmute stop in Mos- ogmze Communist East Germany, Paul Verna, top Haitian exile to pick up Russian Foreign which signed the treaty Thursday, representative here, discounted their story. He said the main 1 1 force of at least 300 men was still intact in northern Haiti and would fight on to topple Haitian President Francois Duvalier. Fled Scene I A spokesman for the 14 uniformed exiles said they had escaped into the Dominican Republic after being cut off from the v virtz Goes Into Conference With called the and visited his newborn son four ment claimg ^ ^ inya . "Mass of the Angels" will be said times Thursday sion force hgd at the services. when the President decided to , , . „. ' Union Leaders WASHINGTON (UPI) — Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz held new talks with engineer and firemen Their story jibed with Haitian uni on spokesmen today in his effort to avert a nationwide rail strike Aug. 29. At the same time, Assistant Labor Secretary James the services. overnieht at the hospital lo y al troo P s within hours after J - Reynolds was to meet for the fourth consecutive day The President was only a few remain overnignc at i it nubyudi hi f irst offopU Gar i v ,„ . + , , j-i— .i.. LSJ L..—1 .1. nf cmincr fn his suite nt ">™cmng lis nrsc aitacK eany with representatives of st G Ds awav from the bits breath- instead of going to his suite at L " A * u ? x * Wltn representatives of —" — ~ steps away liom tne Dig meain e b Salinger Mond *y morning. Haiti charges mana£rpmPnf flnf j lahnr fnr diesel engines before Tuesday, ing apparatus hat heId his son ^^^J™^ 1 to S that the invaders entered the and labor for THE HE FA J FC when doctors told him the breath- fended ott m™™™ K * - u. country from the Dominican side continued negotiations on a tentative settlement to a deci- L • J «r fhie hnH anv significance bv tuu » li y " UI " " ,c ^u«"«u^a» aiue —o — a lemauve settlement CO a aeci- overstrained ^JM staply ^ of border with "complicity" the size of train crews in- sion-making body of the Brother. . I.-JII ^ V JL„ of Dominican authorities. volvinff conductors, train- hood of Locomotive Firemen and of her decided to stay. ing difficulty had the child's tiny heart. Reportedly, the news baby's death was kept from Mrs. Kennedy until the President could! T^^rtf-lm "Vifiif -fi reach her in a special wing of I J -rCdUl T the Otis hospital. Increased guard details kept newsmen from gath- close to the building in volving conductors, train The Dominican government has I men and switchmen. I Enginemen next week. denied involvement in the inva sion. Presidents ering t the early-morning hours. The President spent tjhe night in special quarters of the medical center. Placed in Device Only Thursday afternoon, doctors the child in During Terms WASHINGTON (UPI) — Death has claimed the lives of four children of Presidents. Sixteen-year-old Calvin Coolidge the Jr., suffered a bruise while his subma- father was in office in 1924. At placed Hyperbaric chamber, a rine-like device 31 feet long and first it was thought to be noth- 8 feet in diameter to aid his lungs ing. but the boy died days later to breathe. The apparatus is the on July 7 of blood poisoning. only one of its kind in existence. 'The struggle of the baby boy to keep tathing was too much JJ™^* 1 20 „ Abraham Lincoln lost one son while he was in office in 1862. Wallace Thomas Jefferson's 26-year-old daughter, Mary, died April 17, Judge for his heart," Salinger told newsmen in a packed room at the that y ear at the White House, famed children s hospital. The President's brother, Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, who him- I 804 - t , oward ^ end of his P resi " father for the ^ m eighth time a few weeks ago, and J ohn Adams, the nation's sec- presidential adviser Davis Pow^ ond President, also lost a grown Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Abingdon 19 Amusement 6 Bushnell 6 Churches 9 Classified Ads 22-23 Comics-TV-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Farm 16-17 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 19 Markets 18 Monmouth 10 Obituary 21 Sports 14-15 Weather 2 Women in the News 11 Uncertain The union's 156-man General Chairman's Committee has been called to Washington Tuesday to vote on any accord that may be reached. However, there was no sign that a settlement or solution was near. Reynolds said Thursday night a new effort will be made to settle the critical issue of firemen on Girl Obtains Autograph and Back Injury J J The five operating unions op- DANVILLE, 111. (AP)—An auto- pose rail management plans to graph of TV comedian Jerry Van eliminate the jobs of 37,000 fire- Dyck cost Brenda Cox a trip to men now employed on diesel lo- the hospital. comotives. The unions contend Brenda, 12, just got Van Dyck's the4 ™ n are for sal fV autograph, as he made a guest a " d , efficiency and have vowed to appearance Wednesday in Ws ^ke ^f the new work rules are home town, when she was caught put inl ° eUect ' up in a crowd milling about the President Kennedy has asked comedian and fell into a picket Congress to pass legislation to allow the Interstate Commerce would I Commission < ICC) to settle the four-year-old dispute. fence injuring her back. The comedian said he visit her in the hospital. Ou t-L a ws 9 In -Laws , u „ -j , „ lUm child while in office, 20-year- ers were with the President when ^ ^ CHICAGO (AP) A Chicago judge, in hopes of preventing a divorce, has ordered two sets of parents not to communicate or interfere with the marriage of a young suburban couple. Judge Charles R. Barrett of Superior Court, in issuing the order Thursday, said he thinks family interference causes half of all domestic breakfips. Then lie ordered the parents of Richard H. Pearson Jr., 23, and his wife, Sandra Lee, 21, of Lyons to leave the couple alone for 90 days. The bride, when called to testify on her motion for temporary support, had shouted, "I want my husband back. X want my hus- ban back." Judge Barrett also ordered the couple to return to the bride's parents a 1963 auto which they gave the couple and furniture which was a gift from the parents when the couple were wed March 2. An attorney for Pearson told th court that Mrs. Pearson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carney of Evergreen Park, had advised the bride not to clean house, cook meals, dress or do anything without their consent. Took It Easy The bride lolled about the house watching television, the attorney said, and one week cooked only two meals for her chemist husband. The attorney also acknowledged that the bridegroom's parents, also of Evergreen Park, also interfered with the marriage. The couple left the courtroom arm in aim doctors told him the boy was dead. The President and his wife lost a child in 1956 when Mrs. Kennedy suffered an internal hemorrhage. The child was born dead in August 1956 when it was delivered several weeks prematurely. Mrs. Kennedy also suffered a miscarriage in 1953. Was Awakened Doctors awakened the President at 2:10 a.m. when the child's condition worsened. The President's brother received an urgent call two minutes later at his hotel and rushed to the hospital. Almost immediately after his birth on Wednesday afternoon. 1800. President-elect Franklin Pierce had a gloomy inaugural in 1853. His 11-year-old son Benjamin ^"i^ 'fn * B ritain T s had died two months earlier. Bank Losses May Reach $8 Million From British Version of 4 Great Train Robbery' LONDON (UPI) Confirmed Burglars Win DALLAS (UPI) "great train robbery"—the largest robbery in history—soared today to a staggering $7,005,600. Estimates Grocer J. | of the final total ran as high as W. Richey is a careful man. Be- $8.4 million. cause of the threat of robbery, Most of the loss was in cash he had a burglar alarm system believed to be untraceable, and scoured the country for the rob- occurred on a deserted section of bers who stopped and looted the track near Cheddington, smacked of "an inside job." installed at the front door of his store. Thursday, burglars broke in and stole tobacco, wine, a money order machine and a radio. They came in the back door. It wasn't connected to the alarm. there still was more to be accounted for in gems and other valuables. Scour Country As Scotland Yard detectives and | post office security agents Glasgow-London mail train in predawn darkness Thursday, the nation's banks began to learn what they had lost in the stickup. Most of the money was in old bills due to be destroyed and none of it—as far as could be deter* mined—was recorded by serial numbers to be easily traced. But reports said the mail train also was carrying diamonds for the London market. Postmaster General Reginald Bevins said tha robbery, which 9 Reward of $100,000 Rewards totalling $100,000 were offered for clues leading to the capture and conviction of the gang, thought to number between 20 and 30 men. It was hoped members of the gang might fall out over their immense booty and give police a chance to pick up a lead. Most of the stolen bills were believed untraceable.