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Home Paper of 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe filut Cooler Friday With Temperature Banging from 64 to 70 Degree! A Belter Nempaper • VOLUME LXXII —204 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS REMOVE BODY — Miners and rescue workers are shown removing the first body recovered from the potash mine at Moab, Utah where an explosion trapped an undetermined number of worker late Tuesday. The man's identity was not revealed. UNIFAX Diem to Free Buddhists If They Behave SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI) — South Viet Nam's official press agency said today that President Ngo Dinh Diem has promised to remove police guards from Buddhist pagodas and free imprisoned monks and nuns who will obey the newly installed Buddhist leaders. The agency said Diem, whose government raided the pagodas last week, imprisoning thousands of Buddhist leaders, will place the pagodas in charge of the monks now in command. It said the president made these promises Tuesday to a delegation of monks headed by Thich Thien Hoa, who was placed in charge of Buddhist affairs last weekend after the arrests. The agency said Hoa also heads a breakaway Buddhist committee called the Union Committee for the Defense of Pure Buddhism. Expect Light Vote In another development, observers said Saturday's national elections are expected to take place as scheduled, but they predicted Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Abingdon Amusement Bushnell Classified Ads ... Comics-TV-Radio Editorial Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 23 Markets 22 Monmouth 20 Obituary 25 Sports 18-19 Weather 2 Women in the News 8-9 ... 23 ... 6 ... 6 ...26-27 ... 24 ... 4 less than half the 6.4 million registered voters will take part. Opposition political leaders indicated they will not even bother to put up candidates, and the Buddhists, whose following is more than 70 per cent of the population, have no plans to do so. U.S. military sources said there has been no appreciable difference in South Viet Nam's war effort against the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas because of the religious crisis and the declaration of martial law. They said the Communists have not stepped up their activity markedly since the start of the crisis. The dispute between Diem's government and the United States deepened today with a government charge that Washington had distorted the crackdown on Buddhists. The government called a U.S. State Department assessment of the situation here "unjust" and based on erroneous information. Reds Return Vessels HELSINKI, Finland (UPI) The Soviet Union Wednesday returned two Finnish trawlers and a motor launch which Russian warships arrested in the Gulf of Fin' land Monday. The Russians con tended the vessels had entered Soviet waters. Rescuers Seek Possible Survivors in Two Mines • May Lower Miner In Escape Shaft SHEPPTON, Pa. (UPI)—Rescue officials may decide today whether to let a volunteer descend the escape shaft now being widened to Louis Bova more than 300 feet underground. "Miners take care of their own," the townspeople here say, and though the Test Treaty Is Approved By Committee WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16 to 1 today to approve the limited nuclear test ban treaty without any reservation. It now goes to the Senate for what proponents predict will be overwhelming ratification. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., cast the lone vote against the treaty. The vote came after the committee beat down two motions to delay action, and another to demand access to all correspondence between Washington and Moscow leading up to and during the negotiation of the pact. Chairman J.W. Fulbright, D- Ark., said the committee agreed to take the treaty up on the floor of the Senate Monday, Sept. 9. A formal report will be submitted to the Senate Tuesday or Wednesday, embracing U.S. "understandings" and "interpretations" of its meaning, Fulbright said. This would be designed to eliminate any need for any formal reservation which might require a renegotiation of the pact banning tests in the atmosphere, underwater and in outer space, but not underground. say, 52-year-old Bova has been buried for 16 days and not heard from for 9 days, the effort to retrieve him continues without official expressions of discouragement. A few yards from the shaft through which David Fellin, 58, and Henry Throne, 28, were lifted to safety early Tuesday, workers today set about widening a similar 12Vfe-inch probe sunk to Bova's presumed location Wednesday. Today that hole was being widened to 30 inches to a depth of 35 or 40 feet, then reamed out for the rest of the distance to a diameter of 22 inches. H. Beecher Charmbury, state secretary of mines, said a volunteer might be able to go down Friday. Many Volunteers More than 20 men, including Fellin and John Bova, brother of the imprisoned man, have volunteered to go down. The decision whether to send one depends on the risk of the descent and possible signs of life from Bova. When and if a man is chosen to go down, his identity will be kept secret, according to Gordon Smith, deputy state secretary of mines. "If I have my way," Smith said, "no one will know he's down there until he comes up again. Jealous of Name SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -California Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk reported Wednesday that the name of the Cow Palace, site of the 1964 Republican National Convention, will be registered by the state with the U.S. Patent Office —because several eastern livestock pavilions have been using the name to describe their bams. Two Young Career Girls Are Stabbed to Death in Swank Apartment in Manhattan NEW YORK (UPI) — Two young career girls, one the niece of author Philip Wylie, were found Wednesday night stabbed to death and tied together in their apartment on Manhattan's swank East Side. The victims, found in the bedroom of the flat, were Janice Wylie, 21, an employe of Newsweek magazine who hoped to become an actress, and Emily Hoffert, 23, daughter of a prominent Minneapolis surgeon, who had planned to start teaching school next month. The bodies were removed from the third-floor apartment shortly after midnight and taken, still bound together, to the morgue at Bellevue Hospital where autopsies will be performed later today. Police virtually ruled out burglary as a motive in the slayings. Dr. Milton Helpern, the city's chief medical examiner, said it did not appear that the women had been sexually molested. Have No Leads Lawrence McKearney, an assistant chief of detectives, said police had "no suspects" and "no leads." Of the killings, he said: "This is really sadistic." "We're reaching for anyone," McKearney said, when asked if he thought police would solve the case soon. "It's a tough one." The bodies were discovered by the two girls' roommate, Patricia Tolles, 23, and Miss Wylie's father, Max Wylie, an advertising firm executive and also an author. Miss Tolles, who has a job with Time Book, Inc., said she last saw her roommates alive when she left the four-room, $250- a-month apartment at 9:30 a.m., EDT, Wednesday for work. Returns io Evening When she returned at 6:40 p.m., she said, she found the apartment in disarray and, frightened, telephoned Max Wylie, who lives just two blocks away. It was Wylie who pushed open the bedroom door and found the girls, who had been bound hand and foot and then tied together back-to- back with sheets. Miss Wylie was nude, and Miss Hoffert was fully clothed, police said. The bodies were wedged into a narrow space between one of the beds in the room and a wall. Next to the bodies, police said, were two bloody carving knives. A third kiiife was found on a sink in one of the apartment's two bathrooms where the killer, or killers, apparently had gone to wash off blood before fleeing. The knife blades were between 10 and 12 inches long. McKearney said the girls were attacked in their bedroom and slashed repeatedly in the neck and abdomen. They were "very severely stabbed," Helpern said. If it were announced in advance, his wife probably would go crazy. I wouldn't want my wife to know if I were going down there." Blames Fellin A state mining official said today in his opinion David Fellin helped get himself into the predicament of being entombed for 15 days by a mine cave-in. State deputy mines chief Gordon Smith made the statement in answer to a charge by Fellin Wednesday that he should have been rescued in five days. "The miners in this operation were removing pillars of coal, Smith said. "Fellin showed he doesn't know all there is to know about mining by getting himself in this predicament." Smith said the miners were not digging deeply for coal, but were taking out coal pillars "left all these years" to support the mine Fellin, a co-owner of the mine who was rescued early Tuesday along with Henry Throne, said Wednesday that he "should have been out by the fifth day." He said rescuers should have dug through the crumbled mine shaft instead of drilling an escape hole from the surface. "It doesn't even deserve com ment," Smith said of Fellin's remark. Action Puts Rail Strike On Siding WASHINGTON (AP) - The trains were rolling today, but there were caution lights ahead. What kept them rolling was strike-blocking legislation quickly enacted Wednesday by Congress and signed into law by President Kennedy. What touches off the note of caution is the view in several quarters that the legislation only serves to delay a future outbreak of discord and a subsequent strike threat. Unions Critical For even as the bill rolled through Congress -Rafter weeks of indecision and numerous but fruitless government-directed negotiating sessions—there were rumbles that it had stalled off a strike for possibly only six months. Also, there was union criticism that compulsory arbitration of the two issues was a "regrettable and backward step." The two issues to be arbitrated are the 32,000 firemen's jobs considered unessential by the carri ers and regulation of the number of men assigned to train crews The law creates a seven-mem ber arbitration board which would have a maximum of 180 days to rule on the two key issues. Other issues viewed as lesser ones are to be taken up by the unions and the carriers. * * * * w Work Is Delayed w By Air Shortage MOAB, Utah (AP) — Attempts to reach five re* ported survivors of a potash mine explosion were tern* porarily suspended today to establish a fresh air pocket W at the base of a 2,700 foot mine shaft. State Mine Commissioner Casper Nelson said worlf _ .... , , r nana* on the air base may take 24 hours, and during that time rescuers would not go into the tunnels. Nelson's announcement followed the finding of eight bodies Wednesday night, dimming the hope of tired, grimy rescue workers, who had pushed their search since the explosion Tuesday afternoon. One body was brought up today. The blast trapped 25 men in Texas Gulf Sulphur Co.'s $35 million potash mine. Two were rescued Wednesday in good condition. Behind Barricade They said five of their companions were alive after the blast, barricaded behind debris about 2,100 feet into one of two tunnels extending laterally and downward from the main shaft. Fate of the 10 remaining miners was unknown. Nelson blamed carbon monoxide for the miners' deaths. "We are not abandoning hope," Nelson said. "We have been unsuccessful in attempts to reach the five men believed to be alive behind a barricade. .. We plan to go back to our original plan of establishing a fresh air base at the bottom of • the shaft from which we can worli . We should have followed thil procedure 24 hours ago," he add* ed. During the night, Nelson sai4 rescue crews succeeded in restor* ing the compressed air line lead* ing to the five barricaded miners* "We're guessing it (the air) is going back to the five," he said. "However, rescuers instructed to tap on the line have not received any answering sounds." Not Hopeful Frank Tippie, head of Texas Gulf's potash division, said of the general rescue situation: "It doesn't look good when you find eight bodies." Another pressing problem was water rising in the main shaft. But Tippie said the water was not backing up into the tunnels. Electricians tried to start pumps ta remove the water. "It's like working in a heavy fear rain," June Crawford, chief engi* "f neer of Texas Gulf, said of the rescue operations. Tippie said three bodies were found near the main shaft (the f ones reported by the two rescued miners); three more 1,500 feet down the 3,000-foot long tunnel, ^Hf and two more separately in smaller connecting tunnels near the main shaft. Backers Hail March as Success Vast Throng — WASHINGTON (UPI) - The greatest civil rights march in U.S. history, hailed as a huge success by its backers, gave new impetus today to the American Negro's centuries-old struggle for racial equality. A vast throng, estimated by Police Chief Robert V. Murray to have numbered more than 200,000 at its peak, converged on the capital Wednesday for the rally —which resembled more a revivalist camp meeting than a militant civil rights demonstration. At the end of a long and weary day, with words of praise from President Kennedy and Washington officials, they streamed out of the city by bus, train, plane and auto in the same disciplined manner that prevailed throughout the "march for jobs and freedom." Predicts Other Marches The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a Baptist preacher who was one of the leaders of the Birmingham, Ala., civil rights battle, said the march would "inevitably lead to an outbreak of little Washingtons all over the country." "I shall propose a civil rights march through the South that will go straight into the Black Belt of Alabama and Mississippi this year and in 1964. We must provide 'little Washingtons' everywhere so that the Negro in the cotton field who can't get to Washington can have a chance to express himself," he said. The march leaders will meet in New York within the next 10 days to map further plans. These will include possible continuous "counter-filibuster" demonstrations in the capital should a southern talkathon threaten President Kennedy's civil rights legislation when it comes up for congressional action later this year. Chief Murray estimated that about 10 per cent of the marchers were white; other estimates by newsmen and other observers ranged as high as 30 per cent. BACK TO NORMAL—Two unidentified Department of Sanitation employes smilingly posed for photographers after working diligently to clean up debris left by the thousands of civil rights demonstrators around the Lincoln Memorial where they concentrated Wednesday for a program and to pay homage to the Great Emancipator. Washington police praised the orderly manner in which the 200,900 visitors behaved during (heir short visit in the city, but naturally such a throng proved a bit untidy. Crews of workmen spread out over the city after the majority of marchers had departed to restore the capital to its normal appearance. UNIFAX Brotherhood of Bald Pick Comb for Emblem COLOGNE. Germany (UPI)— Innkeeper Willy Breuer announced today the formation, of the "Na­ tional Brotherhood of the Bald" to help West German men who lose their hair "to overcome their JX- feriority complexes." Breuer, who is bald, said the brotherhood's emblem is a comb. No Response - - WASHINGTON (AP)-Congress' ponderous machinery failed to respond with any prompt pickup to* day to the orderly but emotion- packed appeals of 200,000 citizens v petitioning for equality of jobs and freedoms. Wednesday's civil rights march on Washington was marked, instead, by a new 10-day delay in House committee consideration of President Kennedy's legislation aimed at fulfilling some of the demonstrators' demands. Out of Town Chairman Emanuel Celler* D-N.Y., said the impact on Congress of the mammoth rally at Lincoln's shrine would be helpful* But he explained so many members were taking off on a Labor Day holiday the committee would have to postpone work on the bill until Sept. 9. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey oi Minnesota, assistant Senate Democratic leader, was certain the march, which he said had been • participated in by "people with good manners, good humor and deep conviction," would have an yfr imnact later on Congress. But Mike Mansfield of Montana, Senate Democratic leader, made %aaf it clear to march leaders who 1? called upon him he has no intention of bringing up any bill until the House has acted. ^pP* Opposition Exists Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, said in an interview that the march had not lessened his opposition to a provision of the President's program to enforce desegregation of business funis serving the public. It was obvious to all concerned that Congress was in no mood to act on several of the demands made by march sponsors. In this category were proposals for a n&> tional $2-an-hour minimum wage, "Wf desegregation of all school dj» v tricts this year and enforcement of the 14th Amendment provision ^ reducing representation in states that djs^n /rivchigff prtiwiMfc V

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