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Home Papet of 70 Communities Galesburg Kgglsfer-Mail Weather Stripe Blue Much Cooler Tonight With Low in Forties Fair and Cool Friday A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII —215 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Agent States Some Pupils Soft on Reds WASHINGTON (UPI) — A volunteer undercover agent who joined some 50 American students in violating a ban on travel to Cuba this summer testified today that about a dozen of them were members of an organization identified as a Communist "splinter group." The witness, Barry Hoffman, 26, a Brookline, Mass., real estate man, told the Army Crushes Brief Revolt In Argentina BRASILIA (UPI) — The army today quickly crushed a pocket revolt of enlisted men of the three armed forces in this capital city. First reports said one rebel marine was killed and at least two others wounded. A government statement said the rebels "surrendered unconditionally." Capt. Helio Trevisan said army troops had recaptured the central telegraph exchange and the Navy Ministry. The Brasilia airport, about eight miles from town, also was reported retaken. But it was still closed to commercial traffic. Few Holdouts An Air Force Ministry spokesman said "there are still some points of agitation," but this was understood to refer to a lone marine corps unit still holding out. Army troops surrounded the group and demanded its surrender. rtt 11 a.m. (EDT), the presidency reported the restoration of order and said all public services had been re-established. First firing broke out at 3:30 a.m., (2:30 a.m. EDT) on the famed Esplanade in front of the Congress Building. Enlisted men were firing tommygun bursts at the Air Ministry and navy staff building. This correspondent went to the telegraph exchange and found it occupied by rebels. They had cut all communications. They ordered me out of the building at tommy- gun point. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 2« PAGES Abingdon 21 Amusement 6 Bushnell - 6 Classified Ads 26-27 Comics-TV-Radio 24 Editorial 4 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 21 Markets 20 Monmouth 14 Obituary '.. 25 Sports 18-19 Weather 2 Women in the News — 8-9 estate man, House Committee on Un- American Activities the students made no secret of the fact that they belonged to the organization, which is called the Progressive Labor Movement. Committee counsel Alfred M. Nittle described the organization as a "Communist splinter group" formed in 1962 by "neo-Trotsky- ites." Hoffman testified that all of the students who went to Communist Cuba were warned twice enroute by U.S. authorities that they would be violating State Department regulations if they made the trip. Hoffman said they were met at the airport in both London and Prague by U.S. Embassy representatives. Guard Against Demonstrations Uniformed police and plainclothes detectives stood by posts inside and outside the hearing room to guard against possible demonstrations. The committee had been told Wednesday there would be such an attempt. Hoffman started off his testimony by saying that he volunteered to be an undercover agent for the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) while travelling with the group of students. He said the students went to Cuba the long way by flying to Western Europe, then to Prague where they hoarded a Cuban airliner for Havana. Upon arrival in Prague, he said, the Cuban ambassador congratulated them "on having defied their government." Hoffman said he accompanied the student group to collect data for Gordon Hall, a national authority on extremist groups. A House judiciary subcommittee Tuesday recommended to Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy that he seek indictments against those who made the Cuba trip in defiance of U.S. regulations. Whiskey Still Is Quieted by County Police DUNLAP, HI. (UPI) - Peoria County police have uncovered a whiskey still "complete with gas burner, pipes and 12 barrels of mash" a mile southwest of Dunlap. The still was found Wednesday in a vacant farmhouse. No rests were made. ar- Plane Hits Mountain, 40 Persons Die PY, France (AP) — A French airliner struck a mountain in southern France today and rescuers who reached the site later reported all 40 persons aboard had perished. There were 36 passengers, all British tourists, and four crew members. A ground team which had set out from Py for the wreckage of the plane, on rugged 4,800-foot Roc de la Rouquette, advised Gendarmerie headquarters by radio that all aboard had been killed when the plane slammed into the mountain shortly after midnight. The plane was bound from London to Perpignan. Py is 32 miles southwest of Perpignan. Night Flight The plane took off from London's Gatwick Airport Wednesday night. Llabanere Aiport near Perpignan said it lost contact with the plane during its approach to the airport. Heavy storms swept the region as the plane headed into the Perpignan area. The twin-engine plane was owned by Airnautic, a French air line. In the past dozen years, the mountainous region of Perpignan near the Mediterranean has been the site of eight plane crashes that killed 97 persons. Most recently, in October, 1961, a British plane went down near Prades, killing 34 persons. Last January, a French military plane crashed, killed 12. Integration Disturbance Erupts in New Location Tito Visits White House October 17 WASHINGTON (AP)—President Tito of Communist Yugoslavia will make an informal visit to Washington confer with President Kennedy on Oct. 17, the White House announced today. The announcement of plans for Tito's first meet with an American president since 1960—when he got together with former President Dwight Eisenhower in New York — said the talks will involve "a full exchange of views on a number of matters of interest to both countries." Tito will stop in Washington en route to the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. The Washington stopover will follow a tour of Latin America by Tito. The Eisenhower-Tito meeting also coincided with a Tito trip to New York for a General Assembly session. The Yugoslav leader did not visit Washington at that time. What Culture? ALGIERS, Algeria (UPI)—Communist China and Algeria signed agreements Wednesday on cooperation in the fields of culture, information, arts and sports. ENROLL—At the University of South Carolina three Negro pupils arc shown as they registered at the school, the first to integrate the institution since 1877. From the left are: Robert G. Anderson, Henri Montcith and James L. Solomon Jr., leaning over as he signed enrollment papers. UNIFAX Sen. Dirksen's Approval Aid For Test Ban WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen's all-out support of the nuclear test ban treaty today strengthened prospects that fewer Republicans than Democrats would vote against it. Dirksen teamed with President Kennedy to try to swing "doubtful''votes behind the treaty. There was some unofficial indication that a couple of votes might have been shaken to the "aye" column. Among the known negative votes, Republicans trailed Democrats — with the South contributing virtually all of the treaty opponents on the Democratic side. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., was the latest of the southerners to come out against the treaty. Friends of Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., a key figure in the treaty consideration, said they expected him to give it his ultimate support. Liked Letter Jackson deferred announcing Sinatra Under Fire for Continually Associating With Big-Time Hoods CARSON CITY, Nev. (UPI) Singer Frank Sinatra today faced loss of his 10-year-old Nevada gambling license on charges by the state gaming control board that he continually associated with a top national hoodlum. A complaint filed with the state gaming commission Wednesday by board chairman Edward 01- sen claimed that Sinatra and his staff at the Cal-Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe gave "red carpet" treatment last July to Sam Giancana, 54, Chicago. Giancana was identified in the complaint as one of the 12 overlords in Cosa Nostra, a group which allegedly runs the national crime syndicate. Is Black Book He also is one of 11 persons listed in Nevada's "Black Book," which contains the names of those who are not welcome in the state's gambling halls. If an operator caters to any one of the Jl listed, he could lose his license for "an unsuitable method of operation." The law which created the "Black Book" is aimed at keeping Nevada's legalized gambling industry free from the influence of known big-time racketeers. Sinatra also was accused of threatening gaming board members with menacing language, laced with "obscene and vile" comments, in an attempt to get them to drop the investigation into the relationship between liim and Giancana. For Years The complaint said Sinatra had "maintained a continued social association with Giancana for a number of years." Olsen added that the singer "openly stated he intends to continue his friendship in defiance of the Nevada gaming code." Sinatra has been licensed at the Cal-Neva since 1960 and holds 50 per cent of the multi-million- dollar resort hotel. He is in the Sinatra Giancana process of buying the interests of his partners, Henry Sanicola and Sanford Waterman. The singer also was licensed in 1953 for nine per cent of the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. If the complaint is proven true, Sinatra would be forced to sell both interests, estimated at $3.5 million. his decision until Friday. But he said today that a letter from the President read to the Senate Wednesday "confirmed" assurances given by subordinates that Kennedy would carry out safeguards sought by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kennedy, at Dirksen's request, gave the Senate his "unqualified and unequivocal assurances" that U.S. security would be protected under the treaty. Dirksen read the President's letter to a crowded chamber. The GOP leader, complimented by fellow senators for his stand, told the Senate he would back the treaty as a display of his willingness to "go the second mile" for peace. Senate GOP Whip Thomas H. Kuchel, Calif., firmed up his support of the treaty today in a prepared Senate speech in which he said all his original reservations about the pact "have been answered." Motorist Dies When Auto Hits Car Two Times ISLAND LAKE, 111. (UPI) Horlis Howard, 22, Algonquin, 111., was killed in a two car collision Wednesday evening on Illinois 176, east of here in Lake County. State police said Howard's car was travelling west on the highway when Howard attempted to pass another auto driven by Jeanette Gscheidle, 19, McHenry, 111. Howard's car sideswiped the Gscheidle auto, skidded into a tree, bounced off the tree and hit Miss Gscheidle's vehicle a second time, and both cars went into a ditch, according to police. Miss Gscheidle was taken to McHenry Hospital suffering cuts and bruises and a possible broken leg. Senator Acts To Halt Aid FortheDiems WASHINGTON (UPI) - The first indication of congressional anger at the Ngo Dinh Diem government's action against Buddhists came today when a resolution was offered in the Senate urging that all U.S. aid to South Viet Nam be cut off. Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, who sponsored the resolution, said Americans were "dismayed" at the Diem government's "cruel repression" of the Buddhists. "Such grisly scenes have not been witnessed since the Christian martyrs marched hand-in-hand to the Roman arenas," he said. Church rejected arguments that U.S. aid was needed to stem the communist tide in South Viet Nam. He said that if the Diem government did not change its policy the country would fall to the Reds anyway. "To persist in the support of such a regime can only serve to identify the United States with the cause of religious persecution, undermining our moral position throughout the world," he said. Troops Use Bayonets on Saigon Teens SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP)-Bayonet wielding troops arrested more than 100 teen-age students in a rock-throwing riot at a technical school today. The riot followed midnight arrests of other students, and a morning of tension between troops and teen-agers at high schools and university faculty branches throughout Saigon. Student unrest, temporarily squashed last week after more than 2,000 students were arrested, was rising again. Truck loads of riot police and troops in full battle gear roared from one potential trouble spot to another. Mobile Students Mass on Campus BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A major anti-integration demonstration erupted at Murphy High School in Mobile this morning, breaking the relative calm on the Alabama school front. Residents in the area of the big Mobile high school said that pupils massed on New Auto Introduced MODENA, Italy (UPI)-An experimental rear-engine sports car, the first in the history of the Alfa-Romeo automobile company, made its inaugural appearance Wednesday. The new car, tested by Italian racing driving Luigi Bertocco, reached a speed of (iO miles an hour. Alfa-Romeo officials said they had not yet decided whether to begin production of the model. Sir Winston And Lady Wed 55 Years Ago LONDON (UPI) — Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill today quietly celebrated the 55th anniversary of the wedding that gossips more than a half century ago predicted would not last six months. Friends said the famous couple had no special plans and would spend the whole day at Chartwell, their country home 22 miles south of London. The former wartime prime minister, who will be 89 on Nov. 30, appears to have made as full a recovery as could be expected from the broken thigh accident on the Riviera in June, 1962. His health is "quite good for his age," a friend said. But Lady Clementine's health was reported to have caused the family a bit of worry recently. She was 78 on April l. Dragon Lady Hesitates on Visiting US BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (UPI) —South Viet Nam's Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu, who accused President Kennedy of appeasement, said today a visit to the United States for her may be like entering a "cage of lions." The petite sistcr-in-Iavv of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem told newsmen she wants to go to America to counter all the "horrible things being said about me in the press." She said the "great majority of Americans arc good," but she added they must be told of the "plot" against her family's regime in Vict Nam and its handling of Buddhist and student opposition. "But it may be as my brother cabled when ho heard I may go to America—don't send her into the cage of lions," she said. Mme. Nhu took the spotlight at the opening of the 52nd annua conference of the Intcrparliamen tary Union (IPU). She heads her government's delegation. Talking to newsmen Wednesday night she accused President Kennedy of appeasement in connection with the trouble in South Viet Nam and said he was misinformed. A DECADE—Ten years ago today a former coal miner of peasant origin was elected to the most powerful job in the Communist world. He was Nikita Khrushchev who was elected first secretary of the central committee of the Communist Party, which rules the Soviet Union. UNIFAX the campus and began chanting, "Two, four, six, eight. We don't want to integrate." Police called for fire trucks. Newsmen were barred from the area. It was the first major outbreak at Mobile since two Negroes started attending classes in Murphy Tuesday. In Birmingham, there were no incidents when five Negroes resumed classes at three previously white schools. A caravan of cars carrying anti-integrationists drove back and forth in front of West End High School where a thousand white pupils have been staging a boycott. Persons in the cars waved Confederate banners, but the demonstration was peacefuL Teacher Acta A slim, gray-haired teacher broke up a potential demonstration at a Birmingham high school not affected by the desegregation. Approximately 60 pupils gathered on a street corner across from Phillips High School and started waving Confederate flags and placards. Suddenly the teacher appeared and snatched the banners, then marched the pupils iiv to the school. School officials in Birminghara were seeking to curb a wholesale boycott by white pupils. There was talk of a private school movement. Stage Protest In the wake of a school board warning against truancy, several thousand white persons jammed an auto race track Wednesday night to protest integration and plan for private schools. The school board earlier warned that parents could be prosecuted for keeping children out of school. Mora than 1,000 white pupils boycotted West End High in Birmingham as two Negroes went to classes for the second day. Wednesday night's rally for private schools was organized by West End white parents. In most other desegregated schools, attendance was nearly normal and there was little disorder. Steady Job - - - MOSCOW (UPI) — Ten years ago today a former coal miner of peasant origin was elected to the most powerful job in the Communist world. The man was Nikita S. Khrushchev and the job was first secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist party, which rules the Soviet Union. Khrushchev, now 69, has been at the top of the Kremlin roost ever since, and is likely to stay there as long as he wishes. As he solidified his position during the decade, he added the premiership to his post of party chief. Wednesday he left Moscow to resume the Black Sea vacation he interrupted for his recent 15- day visit to Yugoslavia, Church Jazz Is Out LONDON (UPI) - Teen-agers have turned down a plan to hold azz services in St. Michael's Church as a means to make re- tigion more meaningful to the younger generation. 'We do not want gimmicks like hotted-up hymns," said a survey turned in Wednesday to the vic« ar, the Rev. Harry Edwards. Kennedys at Newport for Anniversary WASHINGTON (UPI) - PresU dent Kennedy, after a busy day at the office, sped by jet to New* port, R.I., today to be with his wife for their 10th wedding an* niversary. The trip to Newport marked a shift for at least several weekends in the Kennedy weekend base of operations. The President has spent virtually every hot weekend this summer at a rented home on Squaw Island near Hyannis, Mass. Today Mrs. Kennedy and the children, Carolina and John Jr., were to fly from Hyannis to the Newport home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auchin- class. The First Lady is expected to remain there until about Oct, 1, with the President joiniag her for weekends.

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