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Home Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Red Mild and Sunny on Friday After Cool Readings Tonight A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXII — 227 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Kennedy Presses Senate to Speed Tax Cut Measure (Story on Page 2) WASHINGTON (UPI) - Propelled by a 271-155 House vote, the biggest tax cut in history reached the Senate today with President Kennedy pressing for finaJ enactment before Christmas. The Senators may balk at Kennedy's time-table. But most lawmakers figured it was a safe bet that some version of the $11 billion tax-cutting bill would be. come law by early spring, if not sooner. Overrides GOP The bill passed the House Wednesday night over strong Republican opposition. Asserting that the nation can not have both tax relief and higher federal spending, most Republicans voted against final passage after the House defeated a GOP attempt to attach budgetary strings to the tax cut. Relief Spread Out ation. The relief would start in January, with two-thirds effective on 19C4 incomes. When fully effective in 1965, the tax cuts would average 18.8 per cent for the nation's 50 million individual taxpayers. The next step in the legislative process is up to the Senate Finance Committee. Chairman Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., takes a dim view of cutting taxes at a time when the Treasury is running a deficit estimated at $9 billion a year. Starting late next week, Byrd's committee will hold closed sessions to get briefed by Treasury and congressional staff tax experts on the provisions of the 310- page House bill. Then the committee will start public hearings which are certain to extend well into November. Seeks Spending Brake The Republican amendment re dy in his budget message next January estimated future federal spending at levels below those now anticipated. On the 271-155 final vote, 223 Democrats and 48 Republicans voted for passage. Opposing it were 29 Democrats and 126 Republicans. The House bill would parcel jected by the House would have out tax relief to virtually every prevented any of the tax cuts taxpayer — individual or corpor- from taking effect unless Kenne- How They Voted WASHINGTON (AP)— Here is how Midwestern members voted Wednesday when the House passed, 271-155, and sent to the Senate a bill to cut taxes $11 billion starting in January: Illinois Democrats for—Dawson, Finnegan, Gray, Kluczynski, Libonati, Murphy, O'Hara, Price, Pucinski, Rostenkowski and Shipley. Democrats against—None. Republicans for—None. Republicans against — Anderson, Arends, Collier, Derwinski, Findley, Hoffman, McClory, Mc- Loskey, Michel, Reid, Rumsfeld and Springer. Mobster Puts Finger On Big Boys in Crime WASHINGTON (AP) — Mobster Joseph Valachi, 60, came to the capitol today to testify in a Senate crime probe and put the finger on underworld big shots. The convicted dope peddler and murderer was hustled into a heavily guarded hearing room in the old Senate office building where the Senate Investigations subcommittee was to hear in private what he learned about a nationwide crime syndicate as one of its members. A public hearing is to be held Friday. A squat, brown-haired man in a gray suit, the grim-faced Va­ lachi was smuggled into the office building by a guard of six U.S. marshals, and quickly taken down a long corridor to the hearing room. The marshals held him by each arm, but in the jam of newsmen, photographers and spectators it was impossible to determine if he was handcuffed. This is the first time in about a year the mobster-murderer had been brought out of hiding by the Jaw. Officers believe the underworld has posted a $100,000 reward for anyone who can silence him. Valachi hopes his testimony will help to topple the leaders of his old crime society, known to its members as La Cosa Nostra. The Senate Investigations subcommittee arranged today's session to give its members a chance to appraise the story Valachi is expected to tell of brutal murder, crime for profit and terrorism. Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., already has heard the story in two interviews with Va­ lachi. McClellan said he saw Valachi Tuesday and that he appeared to be in good spirits and eager to testify in revenge against syndicate leaders for having ordered him slain as a stool pigeon. The subcommittee is exploring the affairs of a nationwide crime syndicate known to its members as La Cosa Nostra, and to others as the Mafia or Black Hand. Re­ putedly, a paper is burned in the hand of a new recruit to the secret criminal society as he takes an oath of secrecy and vows to obey any order without question. Deputy Chief Inspector John F. Shanley of the New York City police testified Wednesday that to his knowledge Valachi is the first Cosa Nostra member who dared to abandon the credo of silence in the presence of police. Shanley said police wiretapping, authorized by a New York law, has turned up evidence the syndicate is deeply upset by Valachi's decision to talk. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, Wednesday's first witness, appealed for new laws to legalize police telephone wiretapping and to permit his office to clothe the "less culpable" members of a conspiracy with immunity from prosecution and thus compel them to testify against the higher-ups. The idea is to destroy their right to invoke the Fifth Amendment privilege of refusing to give self-incriminating testimony. JFK Attacks Eisenhower's Power Policy GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UPI)— President Kennedy today attacked the electric power policies of the Eisenhower administration. The touring Democratic Chief Executive seemed to show new zest in his contacts with western voters. Until today, Kennedy's criticism of the Republicans had been somewhat muted. He devoted himself largely to praise for Democrats and what they had done to preserve and advance conservation and reclamation, and protect natural resources, particularly in the upper Plains States. Stronger Tack His speech prepared for delivery here today took a different and stronger tack, however. Kennedy was specific in his criticism of Eisenhower administration power policies and practices. At one point he referred to "blunders" of the years immediately preceding his election to the White House. And he spoke of exploitation by private interests permitted by another administration. He did not call the former j president by name, but he did Cabinet officers — the late Interior Secretary Douglas McKay. He reported proudly how the current interior secretary, Stewart L. Udall, had replaced McKay's policies to the public's benefit. Praises Freeman Kennedy also praised Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman for having quickly dispelled "the cloud of political control which had hung over the loan authority of the Rural Electrification Administration" when the Kennedy administration entered office. The President's Great Falls speech — his sharpest political document of the current 10,000- mile trip — began another long, hard day of public appearances, speeches and high speed travel westward. The President spent Wednesday night at the Grand Teton Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyo., an isolated wilderness resort abounding in game and majestic mountain scenery. Lodge Lashes Out At Sister-in-Law Of Ngo Dinh Diem Maemillan Is Absolved in Sex Scandal LONDON (UPI) — Britain's official investigator of the Profumo scandal today cleared Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government of any breach of security in the affair. The long - awaited report by Lord Denning, Britain's second ranking jurist, also cleared other cabinet ministers of any involvement in the scandal that linked War Minister John Profumo with redhaired call girl Christine Keeler. But at the same time Lord Denning said Maemillan and his aides should have been aware of what was going on between the cabinet minister and the play girl. Sketched Dilemma The report, published a half hour after midnight, sketched the dilemma of a government headed by Maemillan, of Eton, Oxford and the Grenadier Guards, in dealing with Profumo, of Harrow, Oxford, and the Northhampton shire Yeomanry. Raising questions about Brit ain's hallowed tradition of doing things by "the old school tie," the report said: "They (the government) could not conceive that any of their colleagues would have the effrontery to make a false statement to the House." Profumo had denied in the House of Commons that there was anything wrong ir his relationship with Christine, but later he admitted his denial was a lie. Maemillan scheduled a radio broadcast tonight to defend his position in the case. Opposition Labor party leader Harold Wilson arranged a television appearance 45 minutes before Macmillan's address to press the Labor attack on the government. Claims Remarks Are 'Shocking' Rightists in Power After Overtli iirow SANTO DOMINGO (AP) SAIGON, South Vict Nam (UPI) — U.S. Ambas sador Henry Cabot Lodge today criticized Mme. Ngo j Rightist, anti-Communist military Dinh Nhu's attack on U. S. junior officers serving herei chiefs held power in the Domini- as "cruel" and said "these men should be thanked and not insulted." It was Lodge's first criticism of President Ngo Dinh Diem's outspoken sister-in law since his arrival here last month and the first time observers could recall that any U.S. ambassador has publicly challenged statements by the ruling Ngo family. Mme. Nhu was reported to have said in Rome this week that "the junior officers of the U.S. military mission are acting like little soldiers of fortune . . . They don't know what is going on." "Shocking Statement" Lodge, in a prepared statement released by the embassy, called this charge "a shocking statement." "These junior officers are risk ing their lives every day," he said. "Some of them have been killed side by side with their Vietnamese comrades. "It is incomprehensible to me how anyone can speak so cruelly. These men should be thanked and not insulted." A U.S. military spokesman said today that 33 Army and Air Force officers have been killed in combat in South Viet Nam's guerrilla war since 1959. Six were field grade officers — major through colonel — and the rest were junior officers, captains and lieutenants, the spokesman said. He said 17 other officers have died of other causes in the same period, some of them in combat- associated air crashes. Charge U.S. Plot A pro - government newspaper charged again Wednesday that some U. S. officials here are plotting to oust Diem. It said Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara came here "to determine the extent of a reported open split in American ranks." McNamara and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are here to find out whether Diem's crackdown or; the Buddhists is harming the U.S. —supported war on the Communists in Viet Nam. They were told Wednesday that the fight against the Viet Cong guerrillas is going well. Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS 32 PAGES Abingdon 23 Amusement 6 Bushncll 6 Classified Ads 29-30-31 Comics-TV-Radio 22 Editorial 4 Food Section 18-19-20 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 23 Markets 27 Monmouth 21 Obituary 28 Sports 25-20 Weather - 2 Women in the News 9-10 can Republic today after deposing President Juan Bosch and accusing him of leading his country toward communism, economic ruin and war with neighboring Haiti. Bosch, 54, a liberal intellectual, was expected to be sent into exile in Puerto Rico. But ho apparently still was a prisoner. Puerto Rican Gov. Liu's Munoz Marin, a close friend, had expected Bosch in San Juan Wednesday night. An aide to the governor said he had learned Bosch had been taken to San Ysidro air base 9 miles from Santo Domingo. Bosch's wife and young son and daughter already were in San Juan, visiting Munoz Marin's family. U.S. Stops Aid The Dominican military command said Bosch was "surrounded by all kinds of guarantees and considerations." The United States suspended diplomatic relations with Santo Domingo and a $50-million aid program. The State Department said, "Any overthrow of a democratically elected government is a Joss to the policies of the countries of this hemisphere, including our own." The Dominican ambassador to Washington, Enriquillo Del Rosario, cabled tho junta: "I will not serve an illegal, unconstitutional government." He told a news conference: • "Some of the newly rich businessmen, who were happy at making a profit under (the Trujillo) dictatorship, have been fighting tho democratic government from the start." Uncle Sam Expects to Save on Marital Ban v WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Defense Department is well pleased with the results of President Kennedy's recent order deferring married men from the draft, Preliminary studies indicate that the order will save $40 million or more annually in military personnel costs, in addition to bringing the Army a more usable type of recruit and possibly increasing re-enlistments. For these reasons, reports that the department has asked for revocation of the order brought a quick denial from Pentagon offi cials interested in military manpower trends. In the last two years, the Army has drafted approximately 40,000 married men who were entitled to an allotment of $83.10 a month not enjoyed by single draftees, UNCONCERNED — Joseph Valachi, underworld mobster with $100,000 price on bis head for having told federal authorities about the crime empire, seemed unconcerned this morning as he was escorted under heavy guard to a Senate hearing. It was a private session with a public hearing scheduled for Friday. UNIT AX IN BILLINGS — President Kennedy greeted members of the Billings High School band as he left the rostrum after addressing a crowd estimated at 17,000. Kennedy switched from bis pre- paied talk on outdoor recreation to laud the nuclear test ban treaty. UNIFAX who usually outnumber them about 4 to 1. $40 Million a Year The additional personnel tab for 40,000 married men thus comes to nearly $40 million a year. Bachelors can get the allotment by marrying while in service. The allotment for a married man would be increased to $105 a month if his wife had a child. Another possible saving is in the slightly greater tendency of single men to enlist after their two-year draft terms. Although the rate of such enlistments is low—between 5 and 10 per cent- each individual decision to stay in service can save thousands of dollars in training costs. Single men also arc preferred because they offer less of a problem when it is necessary, as it usually is, to assign them overseas during the first two years. Defense Department rules do not permit government-supported transfer of families overseas during the first four years of enlisted service, but wives often have followed husbands to Europe at their own expense. In any case, the morale question with married men overseas is considered more severe. And although the item is small, it is not being overlooked that sending a higher percentage of single men overseas will slightly reduce the gold outflow from the United States. The department declined to estimate how many hastened marriages may be caused by tho President's order, or to guess what the effect might be on the country's birth rate. There has been considerable speculation, however, that the order in effect since 1955 against drafting fathers helped for several years to sustain a high birth rate, and that the order against drafting married men may for a time have a similar effect. The average draft age is now 23 years. By reducing the available draft pool, the presidential order might tend to cause the induction of younger men, but defense authorities said the effect in tins respect will be slight. TO WED — The 15-year-old niece of Princess Grace of Monaco, Mary Lee Davis, smiles as sweetheart Jobs Paul Jones Jr., opens a car door for her at Des Moines where they were found after being missing since Aug. 28. They were found living in a small furnished apartment. Parents of both youths have given consent to their marriage, the date of which has not been announced. UNIFAX

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