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Home Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail r Weather Stripe Yellow* 1 Fair and Cool Tonight and Sunday Lows in the 50s A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII— 194 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS —SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Rail Deadlock Appears Nearer to Settlement Ferry Sinks Near Okinawa, Save 185, Fear 55 Drowned POLICE KEEP BUSY—Police grinned a bit as they arrested two demonstrators Friday at the Union County courthouse annex project in Elizabeth, N.J. The civil rights demonstrators formed lines across city streets to prevent trucks from entering the con* struction site. At least 71 were arrested by police as the demon* strators taunted law enforcement officers. UNIFAX Buddhists Plea for Help In Viet Nam HUE, Viet Nam (AP)—Pressure for world intervention in South Viet Nam 's Buddhist crisis mounted today with Warnings from Buddhist leaders in Saigon that more fiery suicides and bloodshed are imminent. They cabled pleas to President Kennedy, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant and Buddhist organizations for some outside brake to the South Viet Nam government's alleged treatment of Buddhists. Diem 'III Advised' The cables detailed burnings, hunger strike and demonstrations and claimed "the government ignores all this because President Diem is ill advised by people about him." They added "other sacrifices are imminent, despite our interdiction and other mass demonsra- tions with bloodshed are in prospect." R.S.S. Gunewardene, Ceylon's chief delegate the United Nations, announced that he expects to ask for a special session of the U.N. general Assembly to deal with the situation. His country is principally Buddhist and he himself is a Buddhist. Confer With Thant He told newsmen that he had conferred with Thant, who also is a Buddhist from Burma, and would talk to delegates of other Buddhist countries before he makes a formal request for the session next Tuesday. In Hue, quiet followed the suicide burning of a 71 -year-old monk, the fifth in a series of protest immolations. The government lifted the martial law it imposed Friday and removed the barricades around Hue's Tu Dam pagoda. Five thousand Buddhist followers quickly packed into the courtyard to contemplate the spot of Friday's suicide. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 20 PAGES Abingdon 11 Amusement 5 Busbnell U Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 17-18-19 Comics-TV-Radio 16 Editorial 4 Food Section 15 Galva ... 11 Hospital Notes 5 Knoxville 11 Markets 20 Monmouth 8 Obituary ... 17 Sports 9-10 Weather 2 Women in the News 3 Police Ask British Hikers To Help Find Robbery Loot LONDON (UPD — British po lice, asserting that the loot from last week's $7.3 million mail train robbery has become "too hot to handle," said today they expect to find money "in all sorts of places." Metropobtan police raided London homes while their country Police Set To Nip Riots At Wall BERLIN (UPD — West Berlin police imposed strict security precautions at the Communist wall today under American orders to prevent disorders on the anniversary of the fatal shooting of a youthful refugee a year ago. Police stood by to intervene at the first sign of trouble on the anniversary of the death of Peter Fechter, an 18-year-old East Berlin construction worker who bled to death at the wall last year. Processions to the wall to lay wreaths at a 10-foot-high cross dedicated to Fechter 130 yards from "Checkpoint Charlie" were not banned. But Deputy Mayor Heinrich Albertz, who is in charge of the police, told them to use all appropriate means to "nip any disorder in the bud." The security measures were prompted by reports reaching police that the young hoodlums who rioted on the second anniversary of the wall last Tuesday planned to use today's anniversary as a pretext to go on the rampage again. colleagues combed Britain's woods and fields in a massive "treasure hunt" for the rest of the loot. Abandoned banknotes worth $282,620 were discovered in some woods in Surrey Friday, leading officials to speculate that members of the daring ring of thieves were panicking. Booty All Over "We feel that there is booty to be found in all sorts of places" detective superintendent Malcom Fewtrell, in charge of Buckinghamshire police, told reporters. "In fact we know there will be." "We have winkled (flushed) these people out earlier than they wanted and I have no doubt that this money is embarrassing to them," Fewtrell said. Asked whether he believed more arrests were imminent, Fewtrell said, "I hope they are. There is no reason at all to lose hope." Friday night police appealed to the general public to watch out for clues in the case, such as freshly dug holes where the loot might be hidden. Fewtrell said police received about 20 tips as a result. Continue Farm Search He also said his men were continuing an inch - by - inch search of Leatherslade farm, the hideout temporarily used by the gang near the site of the Aug. 8 train robbery. He said fingerprints had been found at the farm, and that police were trying to-trace the food the gang had stocked there. The police chief said he was "positive" that not all members of the gang stayed at the farm. Jackie Hopes For Another Baby in Year HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (API- President Kennedy is spending his seventh consecutive weekend with his family at their seaside retreat on Cape Cod. He flew up from Washington late Friday. Mrs. Kennedy is convalescing at their gray-shingle residence from the caesarean, premature birth 10 days ago of a son who lived less than two days. Although the First Lady has an extended record of difficult births in her 10 yeas of marriage, she still wants to have another baby. Reports came out of nearby Otis Air Force Base, where Mrs. Kennedy spent a week in a military hospital, that she told staff members that she had received wonderful treatment and wanted to return next year to have another baby there. While the First Lady's doctor has described her recovery as satisfactory, the President is flying back and forth from the capital to be with her and their children, Caroline, 5V2, and John Jr., 2*4. NAHA, Okinawa (AP)—A ferry boat believed carrying as many as 240 persons capsized and sank off Okinawa today and 185 persons were reported rescued in an intense air-sea operation. Two persons were known dead and the remainder were missing. Authorities here said the vessel's manifest listed 199 passengers and crewmen, but Okinawan police reports said about 40 more passengers had boarded the ferry just before departure and were not carried on the manifest. The rescue included four American servicemen and officials said information presently available indicated they were the only Americans aboard the ferry. Twenty-nine persons were rescued from waters off an island by U.S. military helicopters and another 156 persons were picked up by surface craft, authorities said. The ferry, the 300-ton Midori Maru, had left Naha's Tomari port at 11 a.m. local time head- Woman Lives Normal Life, Defeats Once Dark Future WELLSTON, Okla. (AP)-Seven years and two children ago, Edith Helm was given a kidney from her twin sister. Today's she's a happy, healthy housewife, hoping to have another baby, even though her doctors once doubted she could have children safely. The sister who donated one of her kidneys, Wanda Foster, has Movie Company Seeks Painter LONDON (UPD - The Times of London earned the following advertisement today in the classified section on its front page: "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Co. Ltd., are searching for a monkey or a chimpanzee that can paint, to take a prominent part in a new major production in Hollywood ..." Scientists Wonder, Gremlins in Space? BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) —Are there gremlins in space who tamper with satellites and then put them back in working order again? That's the only explanation two scientists have for the mysterious blackout and sudden rejuvenation equipment on four U.S. satellites in the last year. The mystery was underlined this week when, within three days, it was announced that two of the satellites—the ANNA geodetic sphere and the Telstar % communications package—had come back to life. Scientists closely connected with each program, here for a satellite conference, were asked their opinion of the celestial goings-on. Richard B. Kershner of the Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, which devel­ oped ANNA, reported that after two months of inactivity, ANNA 'S four flashing lights inexplicably resumed flashing. "We have no explanation for the lights coming back on," Kershner said. "We don't like to believe in space gremlins, but we've reached the point where that's as good an explanation as any. They're working beautifully now, and we're thankful." Gremlins, imaginary creatures dreamed up by the servicemen of World War II, were blamed for anything that went wrong for an unexplained reason. Began Last October Kershner said trouble with the blinking beacons on the "firefly" satellite began about two months after it was launched last October. "The space gremlins got into the satellite and started worrying the device which causes the lights to flash," he reported. "The power and frequency of the flashes degenerated until they finally stopped altogether." He said the Air Force, which had been photographing the lights against the stars to gather information about the shape of the earth, packed up its tracking equipment. Air Force Scrambles "The lights came back on and now the Air Force is scrambling to reactivate the equipment," Kershner said. "It looks like we've got gremlins, too," remarked Doren Mitchell of Bell Telephone Laboratories in commenting on last Monday's reactivation of Telstar 2. Bell built the satellite, which was launched May 7 and lost its transmitting voice July., 16. Plan Paves Way to More Agreements GENEVA (UPD - Authoritative sources expressed hope today that the 17-nation disarmament conference here may provide the basis for new East-West agreements before it recesses early next month. The introduction of two new U.S. proposals this week reversed the belief that the arms talks were unlikely to produce any significant developments before they adjourn Sept. 6 to enable delegates to be present at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in New York Sept. 18. The Russians already have rejected the U.S. proposal that both nations halt the production of the fissionable material from which nuclear weapons are made. Authoritative sources saidj however, that a second U.S. proposal—calling for the mutual establishment of observation posts to guard against surprise attacks—offers "a very likely possibility" for agreement. Neutralist delegates said today an outline for possible agreement on this subject might be worked out in the near future. three sons — and would like to have a daughter. The sisters make medical history just by living normal lives. Was First Woman Mrs. Helm, the first woman to receive a kidney transplant, was the third human being on which the operation was tried. She goes back every two years or so to Peter Bent Brigham hospital in Boston, where surgeons who pioneered kidney 'transplants performed the operations which saved her life. Mrs. Helm was 20, recently married and living in Sand Springs, near Tulsa, when doctors discovered she had glomerulone­ phritis, an incurable kidney disease. When both kidneys fail, death follows. Didn't Hesitate Mrs. Foster, also recently married, didn't hesitate when the remote chance of a kidney transplant was held out. One of Mrs. Foster's healthy kidneys was transplanted into Mrs. Helm's body May 24, 1956. Later that year, the diseased kidneys were removed. Since then, both sisters have been in perfect health. Mrs. Helm, recalling the experience for the Tulsa Tribune, said doctors questioned whether she would ever be able to have children safely. That question was settled March 10, 1958, by the birth of a son, John, in the Boston hospital. On Aug. 10, 1960, a daughter, Vicki, arrived in a hospital in Cushing. Both were delivered by Caesarean section. Mrs. Foster's sons, Mike, 5, Bill, 4, and Jeff, 3, all have been born since the transplant. Mrs. Helm and her husband live on a small dairy farm at Wellston, not far from Oklahoma City. Mrs. Foster and her husband live in Davenport, about 20 miles to the east. • • • ing for Kumejima Island, 50 miles to the west. The ferry was said to have capsized about 12:05 p.m., but first word of the sinking did not reach Naha until about 5 p.m. U.S. military aircraft, including helicopters, joined fishing boats in the rescue operation. Have Last Names Local authorities said they had the last names of Brinkwatcr, Ostermiller, Brancroft and Nixon for the four American servicemen rescued. They said they had no first names or hometowns immediately. The. survivors who were being brought into the Naha port area appeared to be in fair shape but most apparently escaped with nothing more than the clothing they were wearing. Shannon McCune, U.S. civil administrator for the Ryukyus, termed the success of the rescue operation "amazing." One U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Major C.A. Wyllie, brought more than 20 survivors into Naha air base. Despite the success of the search and rescue work, officials here were amazed that it took more than four hours for the first word of the sinking to be received in Naha. The site of the area where the ferry went down was pinpointed about 18 miles west of Naha in fisMng grounds where sea traffic normally is heavy. Plane Crashes In Viet Nam, 2 Yanks Die SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPD—Two U.S. Air Force pilots and a Vietnamese crewman are believed to have been killed Friday when their B26 bomber crashed and burned on a mountainside 300 miles south of Saigon. The Americans were identified only by rank—a captain and a lieutenant. The plane was flying support for government troops operating near the village, U.S. military spokesmen said today. The spokesmen said parties of troops and medical personnel are working their way through thick- jungle toward the wreckage. The spokesman said it was assumed there were no survivors among the three-man crew, because other planes accompanying the B26 reported it hit with a terrific impact and burst into flame. Mississippi Board Assails Barnett SELECTED QUEEN — Miss Gudrun Bjarnadottir, 20, was named "The International Beauty of 1964" at Long Beach, Calif., Friday night. A native of Iceland, she measures 37-2337 and weighs 125 pounds. When asked if she planned to marry in the near future, she replied she had thought about it. Humors say there is a romance between her and a 30-year-old unidentified French count. UNIFAX JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Ross Barnett stood accused today of "playing politics" that could nave cost every college in the state its accreditation. Five members of the state college board hurled the accusation in explaining why they voted against Barnett's effort to oust Negro student James H. Meredith from the University of Mississippi before he can graduate Sunday. Hurt Candidate? The five said the last ditch move against Meredith was an oblique effort to hurt a candidate for governor, J. P. Coleman. They referred to a story in a newspaper, which has endorsed Coleman's rival in the gubernatorial race, Lt. Gov. Paul B. Johnson. The story blamed the board's 6-5 vote against Barnett on appointees named by former governor Coleman and Hugh White. "The situation has once again been used for political purposes, as the article in the (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger very clearly shows," the five said. "If the board had denied Meredith his diploma then every young man and woman in this state would have been left without an accredited college, university or medical school to attend this year, so far as the state universities and colleges are concerned," they added. They referred to the fact that the state schools already were on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools due to previous political interference." The sixth man in the vote against Barnett was out of the state and was not part of the joint explanatory statement issued by thejfive. Unions Agree To Negotiate Minor Issues WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rail union leaders today called for negotiated settle* ment of the so-called minor issues of the railroad work rules dispute before submission of the two key issues to binding arbitration. In a joint letter to Congress, the five unions made their agreement Friday to arbitration of the critical firemen and crew makeup issues contingent on prior agreement on the other remaining issues. Clarification of the union's position in the strike-threatening dispute came as the snarl appeared on the verge of settlement with Friday's announcement that the unions had accepted in principle Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz's proposal for arbitration. Other Issues Easy A presidential fact-finding commission which made an exhaustive study of the long dispute reported earlier this year that it did not believe the issues aside from firemen and crew makeup would be difficult to settle by negotiation. The unions wrote the Senate and House commerce committees urging establishment of a special congressional watchdog committee to oversee the collective bargaining sessions. If no solution was reached on the secondary issues by Dec. 15, the issus would be subjected to federal mediation, the unions said. "Management spokesmen have said to us many times in collective bargaining," the unions said, "that they believe that if these manning issues were disposed of the other issues in this dispute would be handled with dispatch. Arbitrate Top Items "We will agree to arbitrate the firemen's question and the 'crew consist' question in a binding form immediately following the disposition in collective bargaining of the remaining issues in this case," the letter said. The two main issues to be subject to arbitration, according to Lab r Secretary W. Willard Wirtz, are: —The extent and speed of eliminating disel engine firemen and the procedures and help for these men once they are jobless. —The size of crews on trains. This is known as "crew consist" issue. List Minor Points The issues which would be negotiated demands by the railroads: —Interdivisional service, which would require crews to extend their runs beyond one railroad division. —Road crews would be required to do yard work and yard crews would be required to do road work. —Makeup of crews for self propelled machines. —Adjustment of the basic pay system, from the present combination of mileage and hours. Union demands which would be subject to negotiation: —Broader overtime rules. —Higher pay and work guarantees. —Paid holidays. —The question of living expenses for trainmen when required to be away from home. —Protective conditions in the event of mergers. Proclaims *F* Day PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Mayor Joseph M. Barr issued a pro©, lamation Friday designating Aug. 28 as "Freedom Day" here. Barr said he drew up the proo lamation to help dramatize President Kennedy's civil rights bill. He also said that city employes can take part in the inarch on Washington the same day at their own expense. •

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