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Home Paper of 70 Communitiei Galesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Slue Partly Cloudy Tonight, A Little Cooler and Windy and Cool Thursday VOLUME LXXII —214 Vatican Gags Archbishop From Saigon ROME (AP) - Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam, abruptly left Rome today and said the Vatican had ordered him to stop talking about the situation in his country. The archbishop left on a plane bound for New York 24 hours after cancellation of an audience with Pope Paul VI. The Vatican is reported troubled by the recent crackdown on Buddhists by the Diem government. Blames Holy See Before boarding his flight he told newsmen: "I am not allowed to make any declarations owing to the veto imposed upon me by the Holy See. "I have been told, in effect, 'basta' (enough) because my position doesn't allow me to express myself, especially in a foreign country. To be able to speak out it would be necessary for me to have in hand a permit from the Vatican secretariate of state. Only in my own diocese may I speak." The archbishop, center of controversy since he arrived from Saigon five days ago, had said earlier he had no intention of leaving Rome this month. He said he would stay for the resumption of the Vatican Ecumenical Council Sept. 29. Almost from the moment of his arrival in Rome, reports cropped up attributing political motives to the archbishop's visit. Two Rome newspapers quoted him as accusing the United States of spending millions in an effort to have his brother replaced. Archbishop Thuc denied the reports. A Better "Newspaper 6ALESBURG, ILLINOIS — WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Forest Fires Continue in Lower Brazil CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — A forest fire ravaged drought- plagued Parana State for the fifth straight day today, leaving 64 townships razed, at least 130 persons dead, 2,000 injured and 4,000 families homeless. Rainclouds blew across the southern portion of the coffee and timber rich state, promising relief from an eight-month drought. But in western and central Parana fires fanned by strong dry winds added to the devastation. Most of the victims were peasants who tried to fight the flames with primitive equipment and then found themselves trapped. Reports reaching this state capital of 500,000 from hundreds of fleeing families told of scores of bodies left in makeshift morgues and scores of injured refugees crowding country hospitals. HEADS REDWARD—Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu, politically powerful sister-in-law to President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam, smiles preparatory to leaving Saigon by air for Belgrade, Yugoslavia for session of World Parliamentary Union being held behind the Iron Curtain. UNIFAX South Viet Nam Facing Trouble From 2 Sources Overrun SAIGON, South 1 Viet Nam (UPD—Communist guerrillas, in two fierce attacks, overran two district capitals in the Communist-dominated Canau Peninsula of South Viet Nam Tuesday, it was reported today. A U. S. military spokesman, reporting the Communist onslaught, said at least 90 government troops were killed or wounded. Casualties suffered by the Communist Viet Cong were not known, but. preliminary unofficial reports said at least 40 guerrillas had been killed in a counterattack by government forces. The U. S. spokesman said the attacks took place in the predawn hours at Cai Nuoc and Dom Doi, about 105 miles south of the capital. The towns are separated by 15 miles of rice paddies and canals. The Communists completely overran Cai Nuoc and routed most of Dom Doi, the spokesman said. The attacks came within 90 minutes of each other, leading military observers to believe the assaults were coordinated. The spokesman said details of the fighting were extremely sketchy, but it was believed both towns may have been hit by a battalion of tough Viet Cong regulars, each beefed up with heavy weapons, such as mortars and recoilless rifles. Unrest — SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPD — Student unrest against the South Vietnamese government appeared today to be growing, and there were reports new demonstrations were planned despite heavy police precautions. Army troops and policemen were deployed throughout Saigon under orders to act quickly to prevent further disturbances by youths protesting the government suppression of Buddhists and other political opponents. At least 2,300 college and high school students were under arrest as a result of a series of antigovernment demonstrations which began Saturday. Eight high schools were closed and guarded by troops. The regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem claims the wave of student outbreaks has been fomented by Communist agents. It also has charged the Buddhist movement is Communist-infiltrated. While diplomatic observers doubted the students could represent any major force against the Diem government, they believed the student demonstrations reflected a spreading opposition to the government's policies and treatment of Buddhists in the current -eligious-political dispute. Israeli Government Condemns Attacks on Christian Missions I*dge Seeks Expulsion of Ngo Dinh Nhu SAIGON (AP)-U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge has asked President Ngo Dinh Diem to oust his brother from the government and lift press censorship, a high official source said Tuesday. Lodge told the president "it would be advisable" for his poW' erful brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, to leave the country, the source said. This was the first time the United States has formally asked for Nhu's ouster, although the State Department has said informally it would like to see him go. Diem told The Associated Press last Thursday Lodge had not approached him on the subject. No immediate reaction from the Saigon government was reported, but U.S. officials believed the request would be turned down. The president has said repeatedly he regards Nhu, his political advisor, as extremely helpful. The United States feels Nhu holds too much personal power, and objects to his methods in cracking down on Buddhists and other non-Communist opponents of the government. Ship Check Sought WASHINGTON (UPI)-A Florida congressman believes the United States should keep under constant surveillance Russian fishing vessels operating in American waters. Rep. Paul Rogers, D-Fla., said Tuesday the Soviet trawlers "certainly are not fishing." White Students Get Boisterous at Only 1 Alabama School BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPD Five Negro students returned to classes today at three newly desegregated Birmingham schools, touching off another rowdy demonstration by white students at West End High School. All was calm at Ramsay High and Graymont Elementary schools with white attendance climbing toward normal. But at West End, scene of a wild two-hour demonstration Tuesday following the admission of two Negro girls, another boisterous protest broke out outside the school. Several hundred white students ormed near the school, matched 10 abreast waving Confederate flags and chanted: "Two, four, six, eight. We don't want to integrate." In Control Birmingham police were in firm control of the situation although the students spilled over onto lawns of surrounding homes. Attendance was down sharply at West End. One white youth ignored the demonstration, however, and walked inside. "I came here stupid three years ago. I ain't going away stupid," he said. The two teen-age Negro girls were escorted into West End by a Negro man under the watchful eyes of about 40 policemen on duty at the building. At Mobile, two Negroes returned to classes for the second day at Murphy High. Police at Ramsay persuaded a group of about 100 white students to break up a protest march and enter the building but the officers at West End were ignored by the chanting students. One Problem Student absenteeism rather than law enforcement appeared to be the major problem at schools in three Alabama cities which began their second day of integrated classes today. Local police in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee expressed confidence they could handle any trouble that may arise, without the help of National Guardsmen federalized Tuesday by President Kennedy to enforce federal court integration orders. A "concussion grenade" was thrown at the home of a Negro in Birmingham Tuesday night but caused no injuries and little dam age. A small crowd of Negroes formed after the grenade was thrown from a car but police said there was no further trouble. Previous bombings in Birmingham had touched off rioting. At Jersey City, N. J., more than 1,000 children boycotted a predominantly Negro elementary school Tuesday for the second consecutive day in protest of de facto segregation. Flavc Own School Instead of reporting to Public School 14, many of the children reported to classes at four "freedom schools" set up by integra- ttonists. At Chicago, pickets paraded Tuesday night in front of the home of an elementary school principal they claimed practices "racism and brutality" in his Negro school. There were no incidents and police said the march was orderly. Racial developments elsewhere in the nation: Danville, Va.: The governing board of a Methodist church here has censured its minister and or­ dered him to refrain from making remarks on racial matters from the pulpit. St. Augustine, Fla.: Eighteen Negroes who attended a Labor Day rallly at the old slave market here were convicted Tuesday of holding a public meeting without i city permit. Oak Ridge, Tcnn.: Floyd Mc- Kisrick, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, said Tuesday night the Negro "was happy rolling coconuts, playing with monkeys and minding his own business in Africa until the white man came and enslaved him." High Point, N. C: Over 500 Negroes marched through downtown Ftigh Point Tuesday night after a Negro leader rejected Mayor Floyd Mchan's appeal for an end to demonstrations so negotiations could be conducted on the Negro protests. There were five arrests. Columbus, Ga.: Columbus College, a two-year state-supported institution, Tuesday accepted its fir Negro student for enrollment in the fall quarter thats tarta Sept. 24. JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector, (AP)—Prime Minister Levi Esh- kol says his government will prosecute those responsible for violent demonstrations in three cities by Orthodox Jewish youths against Christian missionary work in Israel. Eshkol condemned the riots in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Jaffa Tuesday in which more than 100 Orthodox youths were arrested. Slap Children The youths broke into church schools and slapped children, assaulted a policeman and a teacher, molested a Catholic archbishop and caused some damage, witnesses reported. The demonstrators were said to be members of the "Hever Hap- eilim" ("Circle of Activists"), an association of Orthodox students who favor anti-missionary laws. Rioters invaded the courtyard of the French-directed convent school of St. Joseph near Jerusalem's commercial district. Roman Catholic sisters bo'ted all inner doors and called police, who arrested more than 100 demonstrators trying to break into the Finnish mission school. One demonstrator was arrested on charges of attacking a polic.nan. Assault Teacher In Jaffa, about 100 demonstrators broke into the Church of Scotland school. School officials said the youths slapped several children, assaulted a teacher and caused some damage. Police seized placards reading, "end the disgrace of missions" and arrested seven demonstrators. Archbishop George Hakim, leader of the Greek Catholic community in Israel, witnessed the Jaffa demonstration. He told newsmen he was "molested and grossly insulted" by the youths. Call Names In Haifa, witnesses said the demonstrators broke into the American-European Beth El Messianic "mission children's hostel and school shouting "tyrants" and "hangmen." Both Jews and non-Jews attend the school. About 35 frightened children hid under beds and in closets. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said "the Israel government is vigorously opposed to any manifestation of intolerance." Dr. Zerah Wharhaftig, Israel's minister of religious affairs, also condemned the demonstrations. AMERICANS — Third graders in the Benjamin Franklin school in Chicago don't even know the meaning of the words, "integration" and "segregation" as there is no racial problem in their school. Enrolled are Caucasians, Negroes, Puerto Ricans and those of Mexican descent. These children of different strains proudly salute the flag of the United States-their flag. UNIFAX Philippines Struck Hard By Typhoon TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) - Typhoon Gloria, leaving at least 15 persons dead in the Philippines, raged across Formosa today and struck Taipei with winds of 100 miles an hour that devastated thousands of homes. Floods swept through residential areas. Winds uprooted trees throughout this city of one million inhabitants. First police reports said at least two persons were killed and three injured by the typhoon as it swept over Formosa toward mainland China. The Philippine government rushed aid to more than 100,000 families struck by the backlash of the storm. Second Time Around CHICAGO (UPD - Mrs. Lena Berg, who cekbrated her 105th birthday Tuesday, said she was "ready for kindergarten, learning about life all anew." Rusk States US Won't Tolerate Fidel's Ambition MIAMI BEACH (UPI) — Secretary of State Dean Rusk said Tuesday night the United States would not tolerate Fidel Castro's ambition to spread Communism beyond Cuba into Latin America. Rusk told American Legionnaires at their convention here that the presence Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS 40 PAGES Abingdon 25 Amusement 6 Bushnell 6 Classified Ads 38-39 Comics-TV-Radio 36 Editorial 4 Food Section 24-33 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 KnoxvilJe 23 Markets 40 Monmouth 22 Obituary 37 Sports 33-34 Weather 2 Women in the News —13-14 of Russian troops on Castro 's Communist island also was a big problem. "Cuba remains a major obstacle to normal relations between us and the Soviet Union," Rusk said, "and the continued ambitions of Casto to interefere in the affairs of other nations in the hemisphere are neither acceptable nor negotiable." Legion Commander James E. Powers, in an annual report to the organization's 2.7 million members, said the Legion's 1960 warning that Castro was a menace to the Western Hemisphere has gone unheeded. Bus Accident During Storm Injures 28 SHAMROCK, Tex. (AP) — A Chicago-to-Los Angeles bus braked to miss a swerving car, skidded and overturned during a heavy thunderstorm Tuesday night. Twenty-eight of the 36 persons in the bus were injured. The accident happened 12 miles west of Shamrock, in the Texas Panhandle, on U. S. 66. Twenty-two of the injured remained in hospitals overnight. Attendants said only two or three appeared to be in serious condition, although a number suffered broken bones and cuts. Only one person from Illinois was aboard the bus. Mildred Maniloff, 57, of Chicago was admitted to Shamrock General Hospital. Blinded by Lightning Bus driver Madrid Redi of Oklahoma City said a brilliant flash of lightning almost blinded him and may have caused the driver of a car ahead of the Greyhound bus to veer directly into its path. Richard Fisher, 19, of Jefferson, Ohio, said later, however, that a powerful gust of wind caught the car as he was driving about 50 miles per hour, whipping it one lane to the left on the divided highway. "The bus was starting to pass mo and he had to lurch over to the left," Fisher said. Skidding as Redi fought for control, the doubledecker bus hit a depression dividing the roadway and flipped over on its right, side. Fisher, other motorists and unhurt passengers were still removing dazed and injured occupants of the bus as ambulances arrived about 20 minutes later. "it was terrible," said Fisher. "People were lying on the ground. It seemed like an eternity before anyone came." Soaking rain added to discomfort of the injured. About 3 inches of rain fell in Shamrock. Starts Israeli Visit JERUSALEM, Israel (UPD- Former Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker arrived here from the United Arab Republic Tuesday night for an eight-day visit. Church Urges Ratification Of Test Ban WASHINGTON (UPD — Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, urged the Senate today to ratify the nuclear test ban treaty as the "first step back" from nuclear disaster. Church made his plea as the Senate prepared to receive Presi« dent Kennedy's letter of "assurances" that U.S. atomic weapons development would continue. The Kennedy letter was to bo read by COP leader Everett M. Dirksen, 111., as part of a speech supporting the treaty. Dirsen also planned to review his personal position at a GOP policy lunch. Like Western Showdown Church said Russia and the United States, the "two nuclear giants." confront each other lika two "old-time Western gunmen," face-to-face, pistols drawn, near the center of a log over a "yawn« ing chasm." "Neither can fire his pistol, because of the certainty that tha other, even with a dying relfex, will also squeeze off a fatal shot," he said. "Neither can advance,., each is afraid to lower his weap* on...both grow tired." Castro Praises Russian Cars, Gets One Free MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A Soviet* made automobile, gift of Premier N'ikita Khrushchev, has been presented to Fidel Castro, Havana radio says. The broadcast Tuesday said tha car was given in recognition of the Cuban prime minister's prais* of progress in tha Soviet auto in? dustry.

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