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Home Paper of 70 Communities (Jalesburg K£gister-Mail Weather Stfipe Blue Quite Cool Tonight, But Warmer Saturday With High in the 70s A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII —216 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS —» FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Sailors Fail To Panic as Launch Tips PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) —A Navy launch, returning men from shore leave in predawn rain and darkness, swamped and capsized today in the choppy Long Island Sound. Twenty men rescued themselves and one was missing. "Nobody panicked," said Chief Petty Officer Ralph L. Nelson, 43, of Middletown, R.I., a 24-year Navy veteran and senior ranking man aboard the 26 - foot fiber- glas craft. "These men behaved very well and I'm damned proud of every one of them." The accident occurred as the launch neared the destroyer Ha- zelwbod, here for antisubmarine tests, anchored 1,200 yards off Port Jefferson, about 50 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island's north shore. "The boat started shipping water and went down by the bow," said Lt. Cmdr. Cletus Scheperle, Navy representative attached to a civilian company working with the destroyer in the tests. Scheperle, who told a news conference that he was not aboard the launch but had gathered his information from survivors, continued: "It was not overloaded. It went down very fast." Five survivors, including the coxswain, John Getchel, swam the 200 yards to the Hazelwood. "Fifteen of us hung onto the boat and it floated to the beach where the Coast Guard picked it up," Nelson said. Johnson Tires Of Spreading U.S. Goodwill COPENHAGEN, Denmark (UPI) — Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, apparently tired after 10 days of energetic goodwill touring, today began a visit to Denmark which was curtailed to permit him more rest. Johnson, his wife, Lady Bird, and their daughter, Lynda Bird, flew in from Norway aboard the vice president's Boeing 707 jetliner for a three-day visit, the last stop on a tour of northern Europe. The party was scheduled to go on to Iceland and the Danish- owned island of Greenland after leaving Denmark. The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen said the vice president asked it to cut some engagements from his official schedule in Denmark so he could rest. There were unconfirmed reports he might cut out the visit to Greenland altogether. Thief in House RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP)-Warden Leonard Meacham reported today the wall heaters installed in the Wyoming penitentiary's main cell block are missing. Kicking and Struggling Youths Ejected by House 100 Patients Removed in Hospital Fire CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 patients were rushed from the 94-year-old original building of Mercy Hospital today when fire damaged the roof and fourth floor extensively. No injuries were reported. More than 160 firemen were quickly brought to the scene and flames leaped 30 feet into the air for a time from the old structure at Dragon Lady Is Challenged By Ceylonese BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — A Ceylonese delegate today challenged Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu's version of the Buddhist crisis in South Viet Nam. He called their treatment by President Ngo Dinh Diem's government a serious violation of human rights and a threat to world peace." Maithripala Senanayeke, chief Ceylonese delegate to the 61-nation interparliamentary union, was replying to Mrs. Nhu's denial that there was any persecution of Buddhists in Viet Nam. Asks Question "Would Madame Nhu's government permit an impartial inquiry through the medium of the United Nations so that the truth might be known to the world?" he asked. The dynamic first lady of South Viet Nam, unable to answer from the floor because of conference rules, scheduled a news conference for Saturday to answer. The Ceylonese said the situation in South Viet Nam could give rise to religious strife throughout Asia. "Madame Nhu said," commented the Ceylonese, "that the people of Viet Nam wanted to live as Vietnamese. But all that the Buddhists asked in Viet Nam was to be allowed to live and worship as free Buddhists. "Can they enjoy that democracy she said was being set up?" Judge Saves Money LINCOLN, England (UPI) Magistrate Epton Allbones, refusing to take away a man's driving license because he needs it to earn a living, said Thursday "there are too many on the dole now." 26th Street and Calumet Avenue on the South Side. Before the fire was reported under control, a section of the old shingled roof of the four-story structure collapsed. Hospital officials said the blaze apparently was caused by a blowtorch as workmen outside the building were removing orna mental iron work. A surgical ward containing 20 patients was evacuated immediately on the fourth floor and the hospital's emergency ward on the first floor was cleared. Later, patients in second and third floor wards also were taken to other buildings of the hospital complex. Mercy Hospital is a 350-bed institution with several buildings. Hospital attendants fought the fire alongside firemen. Firemen remained on the roof fighting the blaze even after a portion of it caved in, and streams of water from portable towers played on the men. Traffic was routed away from the area as fire and police equipment converged at the scene. Seven police ambulances and nine other police cars were sent to the fire, and police helped hospital workers move patients from the burning structure to other hospital buildings. Illinois Police Chief Nominated For U. S. Award SPRINGFIELD (UPI)—Illinois State Police Supt. William II. Morris has been nominated by a citizen's group for a national distinguished service award in highway safety. Morris was nominated for the 1963 Paul Gray Huffman Award presented by the Automobile Safety Foundation in Washington. Morris has had 20 years of service as a state policeman and supervisor. Dirksen Gets Double Dose Of Dissent CHICAGO (UPI) — Senate Republican Leader Everett McKin-' ley Dirksen came home Thursday only to be slapped down twice for his stands on civil rights and the nuclear test ban treaty. Dirksen, overwhelmingly reelected to a third term from Illinois last year, was picketed by a thousand demonstrators who protested his objection to the public accommodations clause in President Kennedy's civil rights bill. The minority leader, who only two days ago read to the Senate Kennedy's appeal for support of the test ban treaty, also was the obvious object of a GOP women's resolution opposing the treaty as "a cruel hoax on the American people." Discards Speech During his speech to the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, which was delivered extemporaneously after ho discarded his prepared address, Dirksen asked: "Tell me, in 18 years what have we done to insure mankind against that awful havoc (of Hiro- schima and Nagasaki)? "I am in favor of the treaty in the hope there will be no more Hiroshimas and Nagasakis. It is a step toward peace." Dirksen stopped and asked of his audience of 550, "Do you dis agree?" There were murmurs of "Yes!' and "No!" The women in their resolution, said "Lenin taught that 'Promises are like piecrust — made to be broken,' and our experience of the last 30 years prove that all Communists practice what Lenin preached." Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Abingdon 17 Amusement 6 Bushnell 17 Churches 9 Classified Ads 22-23 Comics-TV-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Farm 16 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 17 Markets 18 Monmouth 5 Obituary 21 Sports 14-15 Weather 2 Women in the News 10-11 Carried Bodily Out of Building WASHINGTON (UPI) — Six student demonstrators were ejected from a House committee hearing today in a renewed flare-up of violence over an investigation into illegal student travel to Communist Cuba. Two of the six, kicking and struggling, were bodily hustled from the room. The other four went without much of a struggle as chairman Edwin E. Willis, (D-La.,) of the Committee on Un- State Department Unable to Sell American Legion on Cuban Policy MIAMI BEACH (UPI) — The U. S. State Department made its strongest pitch to the American Legion to gain acceptance of the administration's policy on Cuba. It failed. First John J. Crimmins, State Department coordinator of Cuban affairs, told a packed Legion commission meeting last Sunday the United States is embarked on a long fight short oi war to make Cuba an untentable island for Premier Fidel Castro and the Communists. Is Booed A few boos greeted him. Then Secretary of State Dean Rusk appeared before the annual national commander's banquet Thursday night and said those persons arguing for war against Cuba overlook the consequences. Thursday, the Legion convention ended with a charge the United States has been following a policy of "timidity and vacillation" on the Cuban situation. The Legion called on the na­ tion's leaders to use all necessary means — including arming Cuban refugees or "proceed boldly alone" with U. S. aims —* to en- i force the Monroe Doctrine and throw the Communists out of the western hemisphere. No Dissenters The resolution was adopted without one dissenting voice from the 2,965 convention delegates of the group's 2.7 million former service men and women. The Cuban resolution said the Legion was convinced that Russia would never attack the United States unless it felt assured that it could win at a minimum cost to Russia itself. The delegates also adopted a resolution calling for the President and Congress to make a "thorough review of the State Department in all its aspects" because of an apparent lack of public confidence in the agency at home and abroad. 45TH PRESIDENT—Dan Foley of Wabasha, Minn., has been elected national commander of tiie American Legion during the closing meeting of the 45th convention held in Miami Beach. UNIFAX HEADS AUXILIARY—A pleased Mrs. Luther Johnson of Valley, Neb., smiled after her election to the post of national president of the American Legion Auxiliary at a convention session Thursday. UNIFAX Police Ban Bearded Ones From Hearing WASHINGTON (AP)-A heavy police guard barred unkempt youths and recognized troublemakers from new hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities today on illegal travel to Cuba. Capitol Police Chief Charles Sullivan said his men were deny ing entrance to the hearing room to people they recognized as par ticipants in two near-riots that erupted Thursday. A half-dozen officers guarded the door to the ornate House caucus room, screening those who sought to enter. Gets Noisy When they turned aside one woman, she shouted at officers: "Don't pick on me. You either ar rest me or let me alone." But the woman and a college- age girl with her were escorted away from the hearing room. More than 30 of those denied admission to the hearing room, most of them bearded, remained in the hall just outside the hearing. Police kept an eye on them. Even two of the witnesses scheduled for today were turned back at the door. They were Kathy Prensky of New York and Wendy Nakashima of Atlanta. Their lawyer, Conrad Lynn, had to intercede with the committee staff to gain them entry to the hearing room. Widen Aisle The hearing room had been rearranged so that fewer spectators could be seated. A wide aisle was opened up near the door. Several rows of seats at the front of the room had been removed. The tactic apparently was aimed at keeping the size of the audience within closer bounds. Thursday's near-riots got police into a pushing struggle with bearded youths and shrieking girls. Birch Member Is Running for U. S. Congress CHICAGO (UPI)-A John Birch Society member, Joseph C. Maurer, 32, Glen Ellyn, was in the running today for the Republican nomination for Congress. Speaking from his Chicago investment brokerage firm office, Maurer said, "If I didn't think I could win, I wouldn't run." It is his first attempt for political office. Maurer will be opposed in the primary by state Rep. John N. Erleborn, R-Elmhurst, and former FBI agent Edward A. Bundy, Itasca, for the 14th District congressional seat vacated by Rep. Elmer J. Hoffman, R-Ili., who has announced his candidacy for nomination for Illinois secretary of state. Vicar Proposes Cards LEEDS, England (UPD-Vicar of Leeds Canon Fenton Morley Thursday night suggested that the Church of England issue membership cards "so that when people move to new churches I they can introduce themselves by card." American Activities stood and shouted to police: "Throw them out." Three of the students ejected were teen-agers. They identified themselves as Tad Lauer, Ifi, Bloomington, Ind., a special student at Indiana University; Mark Brody, 17, New York, a City College student, and Clifford Mctzlcr, 21, Long Island City, N.Y., a Hunter College student. All three were bodily carried out of the building and deposited on the sidewalk. They said they had applauded a statement of the witness, Phil lip A. Luce, 26, New York City, one of more than 50 students who defied a State Department ban and visited Cuba during the summer. The new outbreak, which follow ed a pattern set at Thursday's opening session, came as Willis objected to applause when Luce said he considered it his "duty" to break the travel ban. "There are certain rules and regulations that must be broken, Luce declared. Luce also compared his trip to Cuba with the civil disobedience used by Negroes and others in the South in civil rights matters. The atmosphere had been tense but restrained both inside and outside the hearing room until William Massie, 28, a dishwasher from New York City, began loudly objecting to being blocked from entering the hearing. Eight policemen subsequently carried him out of the building as he continued to shout epithets. Massie yelled that there was more freedom in Cuba than in Washington. Shortly before noon, Willis recessed the hearing until afternoon. Luce was the first witness today and oven before giving his name and address launched into an attack on the committee, deploring its "despicable conduct" in barring sympathizers of the illegal junketeers from the hearing. But Willis cut him short and told him to answer questions and stop making a speech. Red Chinese Get Abusive With Mr. K MOSCOW (UPI) — An abusive; personal attack by Red China on Premier Nikita Khrushchev was viewed here today as a last-ditch i attempt by the Peking regime to capture control of the world Communist movement. Diplomatic observers said relations between the Communist parties of the Soviet Union and Red China, as opposed to state-to-state relations, apparently had reached the end of the road. They regarded the personal at- j tack Thursday as a final effort to unseat Khrushchev. They said it opened the way for a final break between Moscow and Peking in their ideological and political dispute. The attack on Khrushchev and his policies was published in the Peking People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist party. It used such terms as "renegade," "opportunist," "despicable" and "schemer" to describe the Soviet leader and his role in leading the de- StaliaizaUoa campaign. LIKES CUBA—One of the bearded and unkempt students causing a disturbance at hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee In Washington was led from the room after he violently objected to the questioning of other students regarding their illegal visit to Cuba this summer. UNIFAX Soviets Give Cuban Orders Refugee Says COZUMEL, Mexico (AP) — The leader of a band of refugees who escaped from Cuba last week in a hijacked navy tender said today that the Soviets now give the orders in his homeland. "Our homeland is full of Russians," said Rafael Rodriguez, 48, a former Merchant Marine sailor who master- flight ~~ minded the flight of 89 Cubans, including 28 women and 22 children, to the Mexican island of Cozumel. "The Russians are in a world apart, without contact with the Cuban people," Rodriguez told a reporter. "But it is they who dictate. That we cannot tolerate." Perilous Voyage Rodriguez, who brought the refugees here after a perilous five- day voyage, said conditions were growing steadily worse in Cuba. "The people suffer increasingly from hunger and privation," he said. "Most do not even have shoes." "Invited foreigners who, with a big show, are shown Castro's Cuba are kept away from the Cuban people. No contact with them is permitted. "The visitors are put up in the fancy hotels, to which the people have no access. When visiting groups are taken anywhere, the areas visited are first cleared of people." "This was the case with the group of American students which visited Cuba recently at Fidel Castro's invitation." Governor Appears to Back Board in Sinatra Affair CARSON CITY, Nov. (UPI) — The Nevada gaming control board got the solid backing of Gov. Grant Sawyer Thursday in its attempt to revoke the gambling license of singed Frank Sinatra on ground that he associates with hoodlums. Sawyer told a news conference it would be improper for him to comment on the case until ~ concerning the Giancana investigation. Sinatra holds 50 per cent interest in the Cal-Neva and 9 per cent of the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas — holdings estimated at $3.5 million. Both of his licenses could be revoked if the charges are proved. on trio c a s c charges brought by the board against Sinatra are proved or disapproved. But the governor said he wanted to offer a general manifesto on Nevada's policy concerning its legalized gambling industry— "keep a clean house or get out." He adrled that "threats, bribery, coercion and pressure will not be tolerated, and the full weight of the state's gaming control machinery will bo brought to bear on any person who wishes to test us." The control board filed a com- Housing Pinch For Coeds at Illinois I . URBANA. III. (AP)-A housing pinch has lon-fd coeds into temporary dormitory space at the plaint Wednesday charging that Sinatra and his staff at the Cal-; University of Illinois and prevent Neva l-odgc at Lake Tahoe hud ' c d 125 women from finding cam catered to Sam Giancana, 54, a Chicago underworld figure, in July. Giancana is one of 11 persons listed in Nevada's "black book" who are not welcome in Nevada gambling casinos—and operators can lose their licenses if they cater to them. pus quarters. A check Thursday showed 94 coeds are sleeping on bunks placed in dressing rooms and lounges in women's dormitories. It also showed that 52 girls with permits to enter haven't been able to make housing arrangements and that 64 potential coeds Nevada gaming board chairman' have been denied permits until Edward Obsen said Sinatra defied; thev find living quarters. state law by associating with Giancana and has "openly stated he intends to continue his friendship in defiance of the Nevada ganung code." Olsen also said that Sinatra "used vile and indecent language and maligned and vilified the board and gaming commission" during a telephone conversation Polite Man Dies STROUD, England (UPD -Erw nest Little said only "yes, yes, thank you" when charged with the murder of his wife last month. Ten hours later he was dead. A coroner's jury ruled Thurs» day he died oi natural causes.

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