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tfoftw Pif*r of 70 Communitiei Weather Stfipe Red Warmer Again Friday With Maximum in The Lower Eighties VOLUME LXXII — 233 A Better Neic»papet • • • GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Vf • • Ritter Urges Sermons on Word of God VATICAN CITY (UPD-Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis told the Ecumenical Council today (hat a revival of "preaching the word of God" is the "indispensable basis" of any other reform of the Roman Catholic Church. The American prelate, one of the council's liberal group, said that all of the reforms under consideration—such as those in the liturgy and organization of the church—depend on getting back to sound and dynamic preaching of God's word. He said unfortunately preaching today is often done in a "desultory manner," as if it were incidental to the liturgy. Augustin Cardinal Bia, head of the secretariat for Christian unity, followed Cardinal Ritter,with a plea for more accurate study of biblical texts, which are being cited by council speakers as well as in the document now under debate on the nature of the church. Indicates Errors Bea, former head of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and one of the world's most noted Catholic biblical scholars, strongly implied that some of his colleagues were misquoting or misunderstanding the scripture. Giacomo Cardinal- Lercaro, archbishop,rf Bologna and one of the four moderators of the council, declared that the "separated brethren" of the Protestant and Orthodox communions are already "incorporated in the church of Christ" by virtue of their, baptism. '•;>'.•• *M Emphasizing that he spoke in a .personal; capacity rather as a moderator, Cardinal Lercaro voiced the hope that the council will make it very clear in its definition of the church that Christian baptism, even outside the Ro man Catholic Church, confers a "second birth" by which an individual is incorporated into the church in a true sense, even though circumstances such as heresy or schism may interfere with his full enjoyment of all the spiritual benefits of the church. In all, 20 council fathers spoke at today's fourth plenary meeting of the second session. Debate continued on the introduction and first of four chapters in a document entitled "De Ecclesia" (about the church). osion in Birmingham iff 1 OJ_ Wrecks store BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) — A food store operated by a white man in a Negro neighborhood exploded and burned Wednesday night during an apparent arson attempt. Police held a Negro youth, picked up while being treated for burns in a hos- Soviet Stand MayBeWorry For Castro MIAMI (UPI) - Premier Fidel Castro returns to the Havana airwaves today for his second speech in five days. His words will be followed closely for fresh evidence of his apparent worry over Russia's "soft line" toward the United States. The bearded Cuban leader indicated his concern to the world last Saturday when he cryptically declared that Soviet-dominated Cuba has "her own line" in international affairs. Taken at face value, Castro's remarks could be interpreted simply as a sort of "Cuban declaration of independence" from Moscow's policy directives. Fear Indicated But diplomatic sources here regarded the speech as symptomatic of Castro's evident fear that he is being "put in a corner' as a result of new Soviet-Amerian efforts to reduce East-West M' i ••«""'' Jt ' ftfWIiedtiled to address closing session of a Communist-promoted international conference of architects in the Cuban capital, sometime after 4 p.m. Once the "hottest" issue on the Moscow-Washington conference agenda, Castro Cuba has been dropped far down the list behind disarmament, Germany, wheat trade, Viet Nam and sundry other diplomatic questions. Accompanying this diplomatic "downgrading" in the view of observers here are the quiet but continuing statements by top U.S. officials, including President Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Edward Martin, that Cuba cannot be "negotiated" while Castro is around. pital emergency room, on suspicion of arson. The explosion blew out the front of the Discount Meat Center, caving in the roof and touching off flames. Firemen quickly extinguished the fire, but the store was a shambles. A crowd of about 50 Negroes gathered at the scene in northeast Birmingham but remained orderly. Police officers, some carrying submachine guns, surrounded the area. Fire officials said the store was doused with gasoline from two five-gallon cans found in the ruins, and flames from a heater caused the gasoline fumes to explode. Officers said the Negro, youth, Johnny Lewis Ruffin, 20, was treated for first and second degree burns on his left side. He told police he was burned in a warehouse fire and flagged down a motorist who took him to the University Hospital. Officers said, however, they learned the youth caught a taxi in the vicinity of the store and went home where relatives drove him to the hospital. Negro leaders, meanwhile, indicated dissatisfaction with the progress of biracial negotiations aimed at easing racial tension in this steel city. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth planned a meeting Monday to decide whether to resume racial demonstrations. Elsewhere in the nation: Washington: A Negro voice was raised today in condemnation of street demonstrations and civil rights militancy. Retired Army Maj. Hughes Alonzo Robinson, former commandant of cadets at Fort Valley State College, a Negro unit of Georgia's state school system, contends that self-improvement and not "ultimatums" on desegregation is the best way to advance the Negro cause. Atlanta: An unidentified white man was beaten to death with nail-studded slats and set on fire Wednesday night, police said. Officers said a Negro youth reported seeing two Negroes drag the man from a car. ^^^^^^^^ ^jak JFK Defends Spending of $46 Million HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (UPI) —President Kennedy dedicated a new federally financed $40.7 million dam today and defended such projects against charges that they are "boondoggles" and a waste of tax money. He pointedly asked whether it was not more wasteful to stand by and see life and property lost through floods and to leave untapped the energies of the nation's streams and rivers. He said water developments ultimately pay for themselves, serve homes and farms and factories and produce "billion dollar" benefits for all. "These projects protect and create wealth — new industries, new income, new incentives and interests," the President said in remarks prepared for dedication of the Greers Ferry Dam and Reservoir here. Not Enthused The presidential speech was the first of two in Arkansas today. The second was scheduled this afternoon at little Rock where Kennedy's appearance had produced advance rumblings over the racial segregation issue. Kennedy's main emphasis there was expected to be on his tax cut program, however. Kennedy went to Arkansas primarily at the invitation of Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., of the House Ways & Means Committee, who piloted the ad ministration's $11 billion tax reduction bill to House passage last week. HAS PROBLEM — Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella wants to end the Insurrection against him, but also has promised never to use the army against the population of the dissident. So far the revolt has not erupted into open violence. UNIFAX T TO TT • i lib Hoping to Reduce Forces In S. Viet Nam T WASHINGTON (UPI) — The the major part of the U.S. mili- Kennedy administration appeared tary task can be completed by the end of 1965, although there today to be contemplating a se- may be a continuing requirement Truck Cargo Crushes Five, 2 Others Die Truck Falls Off Jack Crushing MantoDeath PONTTAC, 111. (UPI) - Harold Cotter, 43, Odell, 111., was fatally injured Wednesday when his pickup truck fell off a jack and crushed him while he was fixing a flat tire. The accident occurred five miles north of here on Illinois 23. Bird Pigeon Toed LONDON (UPD-Joseph Fink, an American inventor, was quoted by the Daily Mirror today as saying he came here to sell a new chemical that will keep pigeons away from public places. "It's very humane," Fink said. "Just tickles their toes until they go away. At least, it does with American pigeons." Deadly Hurricane Flora Poses Serious Threat to Haiti MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Flora, potentially the most deadly storm to roar out of the tropical Atlantic u two years, aimed her 140-mile-an-hour fury today at the Negro nation of Haiti. A heavy loss of life and great property destruction was likely in Haiti, the weather bureau said, because there are few places where her people can hide from the storm. Cuba in Path Beyond Haiti, in the path of the hurricane, lay Cuba's Oriente Province and the big United States Navy base at Guantanamo Base. The Cuban radio broadcast a warning to residents of Oriente, mountainous birthplace of Fidel Castro's revolution, to prepare for the storm. Around Flora's eye raged the most vicious winds any hurricane has generated since Carla slammed Texas and Louisiana Sept. 14, 1961. Carla killed 43 persons in four states and launched one of this country's greatest migrations, the flight of 400,000 persons from the lowlands of the Gulf Coast. Howling Northward In a morning report, the weather bureau at San Juan said Flora was centered near latitude 16.5 north, longitude 72.0 west, or about 140 miles south-southeast of Port Au Prince, the capital of Haiti. Barring a shift in direction, forecasters said, the hurricane will strike Haiti this evening with destructive winds, storm tides eight to 10 feet above normal, and torrential rains. Residents of low-lying coastal areas of southern Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two nations which share the tropical island of Hispaniola, were warned to evacuate immediately. Ben Bella to Use Pressure On Revolters ALGIERS (AP)-President Ahmed Ben Bella announced today he has assumed full powers to! deal with the Berber mutiny. in the Kabylie Mountains. He indicated he intended to try persuasion and moral pressures from Algeria's Arab majority. Pledged to avoid bloodshed, Ben Bella said regular army troops wUl not be ajatast the iat aurgents. 7/ • w +,1 The president made his" announcement before a reduced Na tional Assembly, meeting two hours behind schedule. Failure of 30 to 40 deputies to show up caused the delay. "I assume full powers under Article 59 of our Constitution," Ben Bella said. "The troops of the people's army will not be used against the sister population of Kabylie. "I call upon all militants to go back to their homes. Problems exist, but if they are to be discussed let this be done in calm, not in the mountains with ma- chineguns in hand." ries of military and political V*"' ^.wfj "u"^"",'"^' • o xi .« . „ , for a limited number of U .S. steps in South Viet Nam in the training pe rsonne i... hope that the bulk of U.S. forces there can be withdrawn in two years. The White House disclosed that training of the Vietnamese army should be far enough along three months from now so that 1,000 of the nearly 15,000 U.S. military personnel there could be brought home. Just what actions the administration planned and what actions it would urge on the Vietnamese themselves remained for the moment officially "classified" by the White House. A carefully worded "statement of U.S. policy" was issued by the White House late Wednesday after Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor,, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported to President Kennedy and the National Security Council on their fact- fusing mission to Viet Nam. Returned From Inspection McNamara and Taylor returned Wednesday from an on- the-spot inspection of the military situation in the Southeast Asian country. The White House statement said The security of South Viet Nam is a "major interest"; of the United Statea and the free worW ajid i'we will adhere to our policy of working with the people and government of South Viet Nam" to suppress Communist insurgency there as "promptly" as possible. —"The military program in South Viet Nam has made progress and is sound in principle, though improvements are being energetically sought." —Major U.S. participation in the military effort is needed only until either the war is ended or Vietnamese forces are capable of winning it themselves. "Secretary McNamara and Gen. Taylor," the statement said, EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) —A huge coil of sheet steel rolled off a truck and crushed a car and its five occupants Wednesday night. Then the truck slammed headon into another car, killing two more persons and injuring a third critically, the state highway patrol reported. Scene of the tragedy was a winding grade on Ohio 7, six miles north of this Ohio River city. Shifted on Hill The truck driver, Vernon Edgar Hatcher, 27, of Quaker City, Ohio, told patrolmen his load of three coils of sheet steel, each weighing 25,000 pounds, shifted as he was descending the hill. He said his truck sideswiped the car driven by Mrs. Judith Ann'Lewis Two cous broke loose, and one landed on top of the car, crushing it and its five occupants, the high way patrol said. Killed with Mrs. Lewis were her sister, Sally May, 17, of Negley; Louis Slagle, 15, of Negley; Nancy Knight, 12, and her 8-year-old brother, Theodore, both of East Palestine. The patrol said Hatcher's truck then smashed into a car driven by William S. White, 33, of East Liverpool. White's mother, Mrs. Lila White, 58, was killed instantly. His father, William G. White, 64, died a few hours later in a hospital. The younger White was —The political situation in South Viet Nam "remains deeply serious"; the United States will W continue to oppose "repressive" * actions of the government there, and while these repressionswgj* "have not yet significantly affect- If cd the military effort, they could do so in the future." —"It remains the policy of the ^HT United States in South Viet Nam •• .. .to support the efforts of the people of that country to defeat aggression and to build a peaceful and free society." The White House said McNamara and Taylor included inN their report "a number of classified findings and recommendations which will be the subject of further review and action." U.S. officials indicated these would not involve a major reorganization of military operations, noting that McNamara and Tay-—_ lor declared them to be "sound^p in principle." There 1 still ap- v peared to be a possibility of some selective cuts in U.S. aid programs. The statement made clear that Kennedy is still urging political • reforms to end repression againsfUf the Buddhists in Viet Nam. It did • not make clear how the United States planned to achieve this. 'reported their judgments thatreported in critical condition. Billy Jo Back Foui^Year Gap LIBBY, Mont. (AP)—It was a' long time between classes for 15 year-old Billie Jo French, a sophomore at Libby High School. For four years she lived on a ranch too far from town and too far from school bus routes. Her parents moved from Blair, Neb., to a ranch 40 miles west of Libby after Billie Jo finished the fifth grade. She kept up with her school work by taking cor respondence courses from the Uni versity of Nebraska. The family bought a new ranch a mile from Libby recently an< Billie Jo returned to school. McClellan Feels Valachi Is Offering Valuable Evidence WW 0ET RECQRDS-VTwo senators, Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.) left, and Carl Haydeu (D-Arfe.) •re shawn ceagratulatiag each other at the Capitol §1 heta achieved a goal on the same dale. In ttaydea was observiag bit wife birth- da? ail Set- Smith reached her l>*Wtb cwu*cu- Uve rol) call vote. Haydea is the oldest senator in Congress it this time- Sea. Smith's willingness to take a stand oo each issue brought to a vote won her praise from both sides of the Senate, UNIFAX Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 30 PAGES Abingdon 25 Amusement 5 Busbnell 25 Classified Ads 28-29 Comics-TV-Radio ........ 26 Editorial 4 Food Section 22-23 Galva 5 Hospital Notes 5 KnoxvMe 25 Markets 24 Monmouth 21 Obituary 27 Snorts U-W Weather 2 Women in the News .... «-* WASHINGTON (UPI) - Underworld informer Joseph Valachi is offering "convincing evidence" that a secret gangland government menaces the U. S. society, Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., said today. McClellan is chairman of the Senate investigations subcommittee which has been listening to Valachi's lurid description of the Cosa Nostra crime combine, With the hearings recessed until next week, McClellan gave a short appraisal of the testimony to date. He noted that much of the stubby ex-hoodlum's testimony is "not especially new." But, he commented, authorities in New York and elsewhere are currently following up leads from Valachi's narrative of gangland warfare of the 1930s. Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S. D., the top Republican member of the subcommittee, said he began the hearings feeling somewhat skeptical about Valachi as a witness but liad come to believe that his testimony was essentially solid. Hopes to Expedite Testimony McClellan said he hoped to "expedite" Valachi's testimony when the squat Cosa Nostra alumnus returns to the witness table next Tuesday. He said he believed another day or day-and-a-half would complete the testimony unless Va­ lachi, currently serving two long jail sentences on narcotics counts, proved to have a lot of information on narcotics traffic. "Whether it is called the Mafia, the syndicate or something else, I think he is giving convincing proof that such an organization does exist," McClellan said. McClellan said that testimony from one "who was actually present and knows" gave credence to the idea that such a combine is "a menace and that it is a government beyond the law dispensing life and death according to its own law." Needed Corroboration He said Valachi's testimony would need corraboration to be useful in a court of law. He said, however, that certain statements made to Valachi by participants in criminal acts might be construed as voluntary confessions of guilt. Valachi, in his third day as the subcommittee's featured witness before television cameras in the Senate caucus room, sipped lemon juice to relieve a sore throat as he rasped out his narrative of the Italian-Sicilian gang war of 1931. He testified that Albert Anastasia, underworld leader who was killed in a 1957 barber shop killing, and Frank Scalise — sometimes known as "Cheech" — peddled Cosa Nostra memberships in the 1950s for up to $40,000. CHAT—Sen. McClellan, right, chairman of the Senate investigat- iug subcommittee, leans over the table to chat with Joseph Valachi at the close of the latter's third day of testimony, McClellan feels Valachi has provided valuable information that can be used by law enforcing agencies. The hearing has been recessed until next Tuesday with the witness having sustained a sore throat from constant testimony. UNIFAX f

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