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Heme Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Blu§ Cool and Cloudy Tonight and Sunday Highs in the 70s A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII —200 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Drillers Widen Hole For Miners 9 Escape HAZELTON, Pa. (AP) — The escape hole to two of the three trapped coal miners was enlarged to 26 inches for a depth of 38 feet today. Rescue crews then held up the boring while experts inspected the hole before deciding on the next step. Gordon Smith, assistant state secretary of mines, said they might continue yet for a little way at the 26 -inch width but one driller said he thought this was as deep as they would go with this bit. The drillers pulled the 26 -inch bit out of the ground for the inspection. This was just before noon. The plans, as laid down in advance of the start of the enlarging work, called for the 26 -inch drilling to stop somewhere around the 35 or 45 foot level. At that time, the experts were to decide whether to go on from this point with a drill slightly smaller— 24 inches in diameter— or a 17 -inch drill. The hole is 12 inches in diameter the rest of the way. The best estimates of those in charge of the rescue work was that it would be early Sunday night—assuming there are no delays—before Henry Throne, 28, and David Fellin, 58, can be brought the 331 feet to the surface. They and Louis Bova, 42, have been trapped for 11 days—since a cave-in at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Bqva, last reported heard from on Tuesday, is separated from the others by about 25 feet of debris. A four-inch hole is being drilled in his direction simultaneously with the enlargement of the escape hole. The 24 -inch drill is driven by metal shafts, each 30 -feet long. After the drill goes the 30 feet, it is halted while a new extension is screwed in. This takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The drill reached the 30 -foot level a little after 10 a.m. and resumed again a little before 10:30 a.m. _The first 33 feet of the shaft are mainly clay and loose rock, the next 173 feet sand rock — which breaks up into sand as the hole is bored. The remainder of the distance is through solid rock and coal. TAKE WELL-EARNED BREATHER—Jubilant rescue workers take a brief rest after drilling operations opened a 12 -inch shaft to the chamber where two miners have been entombed for 11 days. Two other efforts failed, but this time the third try was the charm. UNIFAX Washington Health Officers Prepare for Capital March Soviet-Sino Break Seems Near Reality MOSCOW (UPI) — Diplomatic observers said today the bitterness of Russia's latest denunciation of Red China suggests that a complete break in relations between the two countries is a distinct possibility. They noted the attack printed Friday by the government organ Izvestia accused Peking of "violating standards of international behavior" — the sort of charye that often precedes a diplomatic break. Izvestia also compared Communist China's leaders to Genghis Khan, Atlila the Hun, Napoleon and Hitler. It said the Chinese went "further than certain imperialist governments in violating rules of international relations." Izvestia did not specify what China had done to "violate" international principles, except to mention the Chinese airing of a 1957 Sino-Soviet atomic aid agreement. But it was believed the reference was to the Red Chinese distribution of anti-Soviet literature in Russia. Premier Nikita Khrushchev's current visit to Yugoslavia also appears to have pushed Sino- Soviet relations even closer to the breaking point. The Albanian Communist organ Zeri I Popullit has charged that Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito and Khrushchev are hatching "new plots." Albania frequently is a mouthpiece for Communist China. WASHINGTON (UPI) — The city's health director estimated today that at least several hundred persons will be hospitalized during the "march on Washington" Wednesday and indicated the figure could be higher. Dr. Murray Grant, District of Columbia health director, said that with a crowd of 150,000 under normal circumstances about 230 persons would require hospital care for the "usual" ailments. Plan for Eventualities "However," he added, "these people will be traveling from long distances on what may be a hot, humid day and will be congregated under conditions which make it essential for us to plan for any eventualities." As local officials continued to plan for the demonstration, march leaders met in New York Friday night for another organization meeting. They announced that they will see President Kennedy at the White House at 5 p.m. EDT, one hour after the close of ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial. They will see congressional leaders at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Grant said that 25 first aid stations will be in operation Aug. 28, 14 in fixed locations such as government buildings, 10 in National Guard tents, and one in a mobile van. 350 Beds Set Aside Casualties will be taken to the District of Columbia Hospital ex­ cept for the critically ill. The D. C. General Hospital will be used to maximum capacity and 350 beds have been set aside for demonstrators. About 200 physicians, nurses, staff aides have been placed on special call at the hospital for the march. In addition. Grant said, the National Guard is as' signing a staff of 100 to the hospital. Band Leader Admits Bank Robberies JACKSON, Mo. (UPI) -Richard Burton Partridge, a small town "music man" beloved by school children and townsfolk alike, strode to the podium for the finale of a gay nighttime con cert on the courthouse lawn. In a blaze of lights, he brought down his baton and the municipa band struck up "The Star Spang led Banner." The crowd rose to its feet, a eyes on the conductor in his natty band uniform. A federal agent, a county sheriff and two state policemen also rose. With them were witnesses to two unsolved bank robberies. Wait for Music "We waited until the music stopped," said Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Crites. Then the lawmen stepped up and ar rested Partridge for armed hold ups that netted $22,419. Partridge, who directed both the high school and municipal bands, confessed to the robberies Friday night, less than 24 hours after he was arrested. This little Southeast Missouri town was stunned. "I can't believe it," said R. O Hawkins, superintendent of the school where Partridge headed a band and music program involv ing 800 boys and girls. "It's upset the whole town," said Sheriff Crites. "Most kids in town thought a lot of him." Uncovers Loot Partridge, 38, and the father of five children, "quickly confessed" to the two robberies when police uncovered about $7,000 in loot from secret hiding places, Crites said. The bandmaster kept saying "I don't know anything about it" until he was confronted with the money, the sheriff said. He was charged with a $12,782 robbery of the Bank of Chaffee, Mo., and a $9,637 holdup of the Bank of Ad vance, Mo. Government Shutters Schools in Viet Nam • Actress Gets Probation, Fine For Drug Crimes LOS ANGELES (AP)—Actress Marie McDonald has been placed on three years' probation on charges of forging prescriptions for a pain-killing drug. Her attorneys described her in court Friday as "average housewife" and said that she used the drug — percodan — only to kill the pain of an ulcer. She was arrested after narcotics agents said they tound that she had forged a doctor's name to two prescriptions for the drug, which is classified as dangerous and possibly habit forming, but not a narcotic. The sentence also covered a charge of illegal possession of the drug. Superior Judge Donald R. Wright also fined Miss McDonald $250. Repeat, Please CHICAGO (UPI) - What do they say when they answer the phone at the Automobile Livery Chauffeurs, Embalmers, Funera; Directors Apprentices, Ambulance Drivers & Helpers, Taxi Cab Driv ers, Miscellaneous Garage Em­ ployes, Car Washers, Greasers, Polishers & Wash Rack Attendants Local No. 727, International Brother of Teamsters? They say, "This is Local 727." Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 18 PAGES Abingdon 10 Amusement 5 Bushnell 5 Churches 6- 7 Classified Ads 15-16-17 Comics-TV-Radio 14 Editorial 4 Food Section 8- 9 Galva - 5 Hospital Notes 5 Knoxvillc 19 Markets 18 Monmouth 9 Obituary 15 Sports 11-12 Weather 2 Women in the News 3 JFK Hopes Senators Will Oppose A id Cu t WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Kennedy today pinned his hopes on the Senate to l-everse one of his worst legislative beatings of the year by restoring some of the nearly $1 billion cut from the House-approved foreign aid bill. In a stinging defeat Friday, the House passed a Republican- sponsored cut of $585 million in the aid program. Tied to committee slashes of about $400 million in the authorization bill the cuts amounted to almost $1 billion and cut the bill's final total to $3.5 billion for the current fiscal year. I Gets Reaction Kennedy's reaction was quick. He termed the House cuts "short sighted, irresponsible and dangerously partisan." In some of his bluntest language ever on a congressional issue, Kennedy said the cuts played into the hands of the Communists. Sixty-six Democrats joined forces with 56 Republicans in approving the cut in a maneuver that was directed by GOP foreign aid foes. The vote was 222188. In the Senate, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., said it would be at least mid-September before the group has its version of the foreign aid program ready for Senate action. Finish A-Ban Hearings Fulbright told reporters t h e committee would finish its consideration of the nuclear test ban before turning to the foreign aid bill. That would make final Senate floor action unlikely before late next month. The Arkansas Democrat aid the Senate group will bring out its own version of the aid measure rather than considering the House-approved bill. The cuts approved by the House Friday included $150 million from the Alliance for Progress funds, a move that particularly annoyed Kennedy. Senate Dispute Increases Chance of Railroad Strike Bury Nikita Renews Vow to Capitalism SPLIT, Yugoslavia (UPI)-Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev stood under a broiling sun in this Adriatic port today and revived an old threat to "bury capitalism." But the burying will be accomplished, the Soviet leader said, not with a shovel but by the working classes of both East and West on the assembly lines in factories. "Why the devil should I bury them? Khrushchev asked a crowd of 1,000 shipyard workers. "Their own working class will do it." Better Methods He made a similar remark several years ago, but explained at that time that his "burial" threat pertained only to defeating capitalist societies through better and more efficient production methods under communism. Today, Khrushchev said the Communist bloc nations should make a concerted effort to out­ produce capitalist nations in the field of consumer goods. "Freedom," he said, "is freedom for our mortal bodies to be covered with good quality clothes. If we say, 'Here is freedom and nothing else, and all the freedom we want,' the workers will ask, 'What about bread and meat?' " U.S. Is Richest Khrushchev said, "the United States is nowadays the richest country on earth" and that Soviet production goals are therefore pegged to the American level. 'But after the Soviet Union passes the United States, we shall iave to orient toward a greater eve!," he said. He shrugged off the Soviet Union's ideological battles with Yugoslavia President Josip Broz Tito as "a husband and wife quar- el," and took the occasion to label the Communist Chinese as 'those who wag their tongues and call capitalism names." WASHINGTON (UPI) - Prospects for a Senate floor fight in the railroad dispute dimmed chances today for congressional passage of an arbitration bill before a Wednesday midnight strike deadline. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore.. said he would oppose the measure approved by the Senate Commerce Committee and try to substitute President Kennedy's proposal to let the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) act as referee in the clash over work rules. E. Berliners Outfox Fopos, Climb Wall BERLIN (UPI) - Three East Berliners bluffed their way to the Berlin wall, then scrambled over it safely under Communist gunfire, West Berlin police said today. Two of the men were given hospital treatment for wounds caused by barbed wire but none of the However, committee Chairman' ll ^e was hit by border guard Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash., said he expected the Senate to pass the legislation on Monday and send it to the House in time to block the rail strike. Sfcck Changes Other liberal Democrats were reported ready to seek changes in the bill to remove a provision requiring arbitration of secondary issues in the four-year old controversy. These senators were said to favor a law allowing an unlim ited time for negotiations of these matters following arbitration of two major issues—use of firemen on diesel locomotives in freight or yard service and the size of train crews. In effect, this would delay adoption of any economies in manning approved by a seven- man board of arbitration under the proposed law until all secondary issues were settled over the bargaining table. No Weekend Action No action was scheduled over the weekend in either the Senate or the House. The House Commerce Committee scheduled a meeting for Monday to decide whether to approve the Senate committee bill or come up with its own solution to the rails crisis. The railroads, which have said they will place drastic new work rules into effect at 12:01 a.m. local time Thursday, withheld immediate comment on the bill. But the five rail unions opposed the measure and said it could lead to congressional solutions for all major labor disputes in the future. 1 bullets. The three men, aged 20, 28, and 31, escaped shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. One of the men was a bulldozer driver working in a construction site on the East Berlin side of the wall, near a walled-off bridge leading to the American sector district of Neukoelln. After quitting time Friday night he returned with two friends. All three were wearing boiler suits and they carried a case of tools. They told the East German patrol they were repairing the bulldozer. Two of the Communist guards stopped for a long conversation with them. Finally one of the guards moved away The escapees overwhelmed the second guard, dashed on to the bridge, and scrambled over the wall. As they fought their way through the barbed wire on top, the guards discovered the attempt and fired three or four salvoes from their machinegun. However, none of the estimated 20 shots found then* mark and the escapees tumbled into West Berlin. The Communists did not fire into West Berlin territory after them, police said. Suggests Candidates PARIS (UPI) — The newspaper Paris Jour suggested today that singers Paul Robeson and Ella Fitzgerald, diplomat Ralph Bunche and Malcolm "X," a leader of the extremist Black Muslims, might be Negro preside n t i a 1 candidates in the 1964 U. S. elections. The newspaper drew up the list when a New York lawyer announced that a Negro political party would be formed and that a Negro should run for president. Students Lead Opposition Against Diem SAIGON (UPI) — The military governor general closed Saigon University and all private and government -operated schools in this strife -torn capital today after defiant students staged a mass demonstration against the government 's anti- Buddhist crackdown. Gov. Gen. Ton That Dinh. named under a martial law decree, issued a communique broadcast over the military radio ordering the schools closed as of noon today until further notice. The communique was issued after about 1,000 pro-Buddhist students of Saigon University demonstrated on campus in a move indicating that students were becoming the spearhead of opposition to the government following the arrest of Buddhist leaders. The military radio also broadcast appeals to the students to be calm. Tramples Freedom A leader of the student rally read an anti-government declaration charging "the government under the leadership of Ngo Dinh Diem has trampled on our religious freedom and hampered the anti-Communist war efforts." "Communism and dictatorship are enemies of the people," the resolution added. It called on the government to: —Respect and protect the people's religious freedom. —Stop arresting the terrorizing Buddhists. —Grant all freedoms to the people. Police roughed up some of the demonstrating students but avoided a direct clash with them. A speaker at the student gathering on the law school campus was former Foreign Minister Vu Van Mau, who shaved his head like a Buddhist priest and submitted his resignation Thursday in protest against the government's anti-Buddhist policy. "My position as foreign minister ended with my shaved head," Mau told the students who cheered thunderously. Refuse Resignation The official Viet Nam news agency, however, reported that Diem refused to accept Mau's resignation and, instead, offered the foreign minister a three months' "official leave" to make a pilgrimage to India. The official agency added that Truong Cong Chu, secretary of state for social and cultural affairs, who is a Roman Catholic like the president, had been appointed acting foreign minister. Mau announced his approval of the 'students' anti - government declaration after it had been read to a student rally in the main conference hall. • 5f V MAN TRAVELS WITH PURPOSE—Mississippi is the only "dry" state left in the Union, aud revenue agents must do a double take whenever they see this sign near the town of Strong. Although the hills have stills in places, the moon­ shiners don't advertise their "mountain dew." This sign points toward the Strong cotton giu, but the fellow with the jug may not know it. The photographer did not get the man's identification or the purpose of the jug, UNIFAX — The U.S. Puzzled WASHINGTON il'PP United States continued today its attempts to decipher the political maneuvering in South Viet Nam, but the mystery of who is in control remained unsolved. The State Department said, however, that the military was in "physical control" and was supervising civilian agencies. In some quarters, President Ngo Dinh Diem's brother and political advisor, Ngo Dinh Nhu, was reported to have taken over much of the power in the government. In an unusual turn of events, U.S. diplomats in Saigon conferred with Nhu, but still have not talked with Diem. However, State Department spokesman Richard I. Phillips, said officials in the government had given assurances that there would be no let up in the war against the Communist Viet Cong. • •

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