Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 9, 1963 · Page 1
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Home Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Yellow Fair and Continued Mild Tuesday With HighJ From 75 to tha 80s A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII —212 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1963 PRICE SEVEN GENTS Troopers Bar Negro Students Under Orders of Gov. Wallace Saigon Police Battle High School Boys SAIGON (UPI) - A student mob battled more than 1,000 heavily armed police and troops in a wild, fist-swinging, rock-and- furniture throwing brawl at the Chu Van An Boys' High School here today. Students at the school slammed and barricaded its heavy gates about 8 a.m., shortly before classes were to have begun, and began shouting anti - government slogans. When police showed up, the students pelted them with rocks and bricks for nearly an hour before police got authorization to smash their way into the schoolyard. Break Down Gates When police broke down the gates and swarmed into the yard, ti: students held them back for a time with a barrage of chairs, desks and stones. Police forced their way into the yard and began rounding up the rioters, wrenching their arms behind their back or in some cases dragging them by the hair as they rushed them to waiting trucks. Students who resisted were clubbed or kicked. An estimated 400 to 500 students were carted away to a detention camp in the-second such mass roundup in three days. The number of students in custody is believed to be well over 1,000. Display Sign As the rioting died away, a lone sign in English on a second-floor balcony dramatized the students protest against the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem. "Help us," it read. "We are in danger." Earlier, the government had hinted the U. S. Congress should investigate American officials and agencies which it says are "misleading" President Kennedy about conditions in South Viet Nam. U.S. Rushes Tons of Food To Homeless RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — The U n i t e d ,States rushed tons of food supplies today to about ^300,000 homeless refugees fleeing from four days of uncontrolled forest fires in the drought-parched state of Parana. Officials expressed hope that heavy rains moving slowly northward from Argentina would end the fires ; -that have claimed possibly Miss America Hearty Eater All the Time NEW YORK (AP)-A year of excitement and glamor is under way today for Donna Axum, the Arkansas beauty who is Miss America of 1964. Donna, 21, checked into a New York hotel Sunday night from the pageant at Atlantic City, N.J., for some solid rest before a full round of activities. The figure that helped her defeat 51 other contestants and win the Miss America crown Saturday night may suffer if the pace becomes too hectic. "I can walk around town and lose two pounds," the brown-eyed queen from El Dorado, Ark., said Sunday when asked how she maintained her 35-23-35 form. "I like to eat and I do eat, everything and all the time, at regular meals and in between." Donna is 5 feet 6V2 inches tall and weighs 124 pounds. Donna's first ambition, after this year is over, is to return to the University of Arkansas, complete her education and then undertake graduate work in radio and television entertainment. Subcommittee May Cut $700 Million More Off Aid Fund WASHINGTON (UPI) - A House group may chop an additional $700 million from President Kennedy's foreign aid program, already whacked sharply by Congress, according to informed sources. These sources said that a House appropriations subcommit tee headed by Rep. Otto E. Passman, D-La., hoped to inflict the new cut when it acts on the foreign aid money bill next month. Any further reduction is sure to heat up the fight between the administration and foreign aid foes in Congress. A spokesman for the aid agency said a $700 million slash would cut the program's effectiveness to the "danger point." Kennedy has termed "shortsighted, irresponsible and dangerously partisan" cuts previously made in the aid program by the House, which approved an authorization bill $1 billion below his original request. The House last monih approved an authorization bill of about $3.5 Smallpox in Cuba MIAMI (UPI) — A smallpox outbreak — believed introduced from Poland — has hit Cuba, according to Luis Conte Aguero, leader of a Cuban anti-Castro refugee information organization. Conte Aguero, representing the | "Sentinels of Liberty" reported to operate an information network inside Cuba, said certain floors have been set aside in the naval and police hospitals of Havana to treat smallpox cases. i billion. The new cut proposed for the appropriations bill that would provide the actual funds would reduce the program to $2.8 billion. 250 lives and destroyed thousands of acres of coffee plantations. Food supplies were running short. The United States and Brazil combined in rushing powdered milk, cornmeal and flour to the refugees. Doctor and nurse teams of the U.S. Peace Corps, about 500 strong were reported treating the injured. The U.S. Food for Peace program ordered foodstocks flown and trucked in. Seeks Help Brazilian President Joao Goulart called for an all-out effort to help Parana. The government has ordered $1 million in federal funds released to Parana Gov. Ney Braga- "Now only rain can save us from total defeat," said Col. Italo Conte, head of the fire-fighting effort, in a telephone interview from Curitiba, capital of Parana. There has been no appreciable rain in the state since January, Conte had said 250 persons perished in the fires but revised his estimate. "The final count could be much less or much greater because there is just no way to know," he said. "Many families are separated but most of the men are probably fighting the fires somewhere." He esfimated that 300,000 persons out of a slate population of 2.1 million, were burned out of their homes. The fires, scattered over 50 areas, apparently dealt a severe blow to the coffee crop. Parana is Brazil's biggest coffee-producing state. CLAIMS POST—John Gronouski, Wisconsin tax commissioner, says lie has been selected to succeed J. Edward Day as postmaster general, who recently resigned. So far no official announcement has been made of such an appointment. UNIFAX Sign Saves Boy WELLING, England Two-year-old Dominic was saved from death night when he fell from floor window and his caught on a neon sign halfway to the pavement. fUPD- Gilmore Sunday a third- clothing Two of Five Workers Die In Talc Mine MURPHY, N.C. (AP)-Rescue workers found the body of Carl Dockery after nearly 24 hours of searching through twisted steel, rock and timber in a talc mine near this western North Carolina mountain community. Dockery, 59, was trapped when a section of the mine collapsed Saturday afternoon. His body was found Sunday. Another miner, Louis Pope, 49, died Sunday after being pulled out of the debris. Three other miners were injured. One of them, Wilford Beavers, said the cave-in "started like a miller starts his corn coming out the hopper. She broke 10-inch pieces of steel like they wasn't there." Beavers was the less seriously injured of the three. Ray Stewart was in serious condition, but improving, and Beaufort Bryant was reported in good condition. They were working on a branch tunnel of the 340-foot vertical entrance shaft when the talc shifted. Violates Orders Of Federal Court BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State troopers sent into action by Gov. George Wallace barred Negroes today from public schools at Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee which the federal courts had ordered desegregated. But Alabama's color barriers in public education at the elementary school level Kids Pack Zoo BROOKFIELD, 111. (UPI) - It was a great day for little kids at the Brookfield Zoo Saturday. Constance, a blue pygmy goat standing only 20 inches high, gave birth to four 5-inch-high kids. mm fell for the first time when two first grade pupils were admitted at Huntsvillc. In a series of predawn executive orders, Wallace had directed that segregation be maintained at Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee. He was silent about Hunts­ villc. He alerted National Guard units at Birmingham "just in case they are needed." Troopers in the three cities where segregation was maintained —at least for the time being — read copies of the Wallace orders to the young Negroes when they arrived for classes. Turned Away The first rejections were at Mobile. A boy and a girl who had registered at a high school last week were turned away. Their lawyers immediately filed a restraining order motion against Wallace in federal court. At Birmingham, white pupils leaned out of school windows to shout, "Nigger go home," when a state police official told a 16- year-old boy there would be no school for him today. The boy was turned away from Ramsay High. Thirteen Negro pupils arrived on a segregated school bus driven by a Negro a few minutes after white pupils had entered the building at Tuskegee. They never left the bus. A patrolman stepped forward and informed them of the Wallace order. He then passed out mimeographed copies. A state trooper was in the bus with the Negroes when it departed. Two Negro girls who approached West End High School in Birmingham were met by Col. Al Lingo, state patrol chief. Two Negro lawyers were with the girls. Repeals Order "You will not be allowed to enter; leave the campus," Lingo told the group several times. Attorney Ernest Jackson inquired: "Do I understand you are telling me to leave?" "I'm telling you to leave immediately," Lingo said. The group left to the jeers of more white children leaning from windows. Joe Dolan, assistant deputy U.S. attorney general, watched the encounters at Birmingham. Prior to the confrontation at West End, Lingo gave Dolan a copy of Wallace's executive order. A Justice Department official, John Doar, also was present at Tuskegee. "The governor has pledged to preserve law and order in the state and he will do whatever is necessary," Bill Jones, Wallace's press secretary, said in advising that National Guard units had been alerted by the governor at Birmingham. Heavy Snow in Alps GRENOBLE, France (UPI) More than 3,000 skiers enjoyed a preview of the season Sunday in the French Alps, where unusually cold weather brought heavy snowfalls two months ahead of! the usual time. Dirksen Will Vote for Ban On Testing WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen Everett Dirksen of Illinois, the Senate Republican leader, said today he will vote for ratification of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. He also said President Kennedy plans to issue a statement that "might dispel and resolve some of the apprehensions and misgivings" concerning the treaty. Dirksen told newsmen that his si-pport of the treaty "has probably been envisioned" from his previous statements, but this was the first time that he had said flatly that he would vote for ratification. "I'll support the treaty," he said, adding that he felt that it would be ratified. STANDS PAT—Gov. George Wallace In a telnvision address late Sunday announced his position on desegregation of public .schools, stating that he will continue to oppose It. Today he issued executive orders to close schools in Mobile, Birmingham nnd Tuskegee. Above he Is shown during the broadcast. UNIFAX Rightwingers In Vientiane Battle Reds VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI) — Troops loyal to right- wing leader Gen. Phoumi Nosavan battled pro-Communist Pathet Lao soldiers in the streets of Vientiane early today in a sudden upsurge of fighting. The short, sharp battle with rifles, grenades and mortars climaxed a de- Storm Grows Worse MANILA (UPI) — Typhoon Gloria increased in force today as it moved toward Formosa, the Manila Weather Bureau reported. The typhoon's center winds rose from 120 to 140 miles per hour. The typhoon was last reported 420 miles east of Batancs, the northernmost island of the Philippines. teriorating situation in this "neutralized" Southeast Asian kingdom. The fight continued for two hours. By 8 a.m. the streets were relatively quiet and almost every door was bolted shut from the inside. Rightwing troops surrounded the headquarters building of the Pathet Lao, blockaded a main intersection outside it, and threatened to shoot anyone who ignored their orders to stop when told to do so. Unconfirmed reports said two pedestrians wore wountled by soldiers guarding roads and intersections. The number of military casualties was not disclosed. The rightists posted three light tanks at intersections near the homes of Communist military caders and political chiefs. A reliable source said t h e rightists planned to disarm the Communists. "Anything can happen if they resist," he said. Associated Press correspondent Antoine Yared was arrested for undisclosed reasons while covering rightist movements in the city. The Associated Press said in New York that Yared was released by the rightists six hours after his arrest. . Truman Opposes Tax Cut Until Debt Is Erased NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman today opposed cutting taxes "until the budget is balanced." Referring to a proposed $11 billion tax reduction to be considered by Congress this week, Truman said: "I am old-fashioned. I believe, you should pay in more than you spend." Truman commented on th« topic during his usual morning stroll. He is here to visit his daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Daniel. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 20 PAGES Ablngdoa 17 Amusement 5 Building 12-13 Rushncll 5 Classified Ads 18-19 Comics-TV-Kadio 14 Editorial 4 Galva 5 Hospital Notes 5 Knoxville 17 Markets 15 Monmouth 20 Obituary IB Sports 10-It Weather 2 Women in the News — 6-7 Grandmother Gives Birth to Quints; Businessman Glad He Owns Grocery THRONG—Over 150,000 persons are reported to have jammed the Los Angeles Coliseum Sunday night to bear the final sermon by evangelist Billy Graham of hi* crusade ia that city. At the Ros« Bowl in Pasadena an over flow crowd of 118,000 Jehovah's Witnesses attended an international assembly of the organization. UNIFAX Then She Marries MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP)— A team of medical specialists kept vigil today over three-day-old quintuplet boys, born almost two months premature to a Venezuelan grandmother. The mother, Mrs. Maria Cuervo de Prieto, 34, and the infants— the third known set of quintuplets, born in the Western Hemisphere- were reported by a spokesman at Maracaibo Hospital to be in satisfactory condition. The babies were placed in an incubator and given a special skimmed milk diet. Mrs. de Prieto has five chil- Standard Oil of New Jersey, has eight children from an earlier marriage. Both De Prieto and his wife are divorcees. The quintuplets were born during a 50-minute period shortly after midnight Friday. Doctors said the first baby weighed 3 pounds, 15.5 ounces; the second 3 pounds, 4.9 ounces; the third and fourth each 3 pounds 1.4 ounces; and the fifth 4 pounds 3 ounces. "I feel well," said Mrs. de Prieto. "There was no sickness, nor pain. It was tranquil." The father was quoted by the newspaper El Nacional as saying he married ids common-law wife of two years at a simple cere* several hours after the dren by a previous marriage, in-1 mony eluding a daughter, 17, who re- j births. cently gave birth. "I decided to marry her when The husband, Efren Luis de Pri- {I learned she was going to have eto, 39, a foreman for the Creole j quintuplets," said the proud Petroleum Co., a subsidiary of father. Names a Problem JACKSON, Miss. (AP)-"It's a good thing I own my grocery," said the proud father of girl quadruplets. "I'd be in real trouble if I didn't." The biggest problem — other than diapers—now facing Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Harkins of Jackson is finding names for the quads. Until then, they are "A", "B", "C", and "D". The multiple birth Saturday night boosted the Harkins family to nine children. The oldest Harkins child is 6. Doctors at St. Dominie's Hospital removed the Harkins quads — who all have long, black hair and a healthy wail—from twin incubators late Sunday. Mrs. Harkins said she had been expecting twias. "I even thought of triplets. But four!" The father, 50, first saw his new daughters Saturday night when a nurse approached him and warned "Mr. Harkins, you'd better sit down." "Here's three of them," said the nurse. "But I think there's another." The first quad was born at 8:53 p.m. and the last one nine minutes later. Their weights range from 3 pounds, 3 ounces to 4 pounds, U ounces. Hospital attendants and relatives say three of the quads are look - alikes. However, doctors termed them fraternal quadruplets rather than identical. Statistics show only one quadruplet birth in every 1,250,000.

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