Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 5, 1963 · Page 1
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Hoint Ptpw of 70 Communitiei Weather Stripe Red Unseasonably Warm Sunday With Highs In the Lower 80s A Better Nettipaptr VOLUME LXXII — 235 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS TT .... 1 JLJLvrA JL JLL JLC^vl. Views Death r Hurricane Batters Cuba 42 Are Known Dead So Far In Caribbean MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Flora, stalled over Cuba, continued the relentless battering of that island today and hurled threatening gale winds out toward the Florida coast and the Bahamas. This morninng the hurricane had been over mountainous south­ east Cuba for 22 hours. Such a long battle with land would have dissipated many a storm, and Flora had been knocked slightly out of shape. But winds still howled at 110 miles an hour around her center. Forty-two Uvea have been claimed so far by this most savage hurricane to come out of the tropical Atlantic since 1961. Observers feared that when communications are restored, and the full story is known in Haiti and Cuba, the death toll will be much higher. Is Slowed Down Land friction over Cuba and a large high pressure area to the north were reported to have been the cause of Flora's slowdown. At 8 a.m., the storm center stood almost stationary 70 miles southeast of Camaguey in southeastern Cuba. South Florida interests were warned to keep in close touch with future hurricane bulletins. But Forecaster Paul Moore said the high pressure probably will hold the storm away from states farther north. Winds of 75 miles an hour were reported today at Santiago, on the south coast of Cuba, and Punta Lucrecia on the north coast. Serious flooding appeared certain over the eastern part of Fidel Castro's Communist island. The hurricane roughened the seas from the north coast of Ja­ maica to the Bahamas and the southeast Florida coast, keeping small craft pinned down in port. The area of warning for dangerous winds, high tides and torrential rains extended from Cuba through the Bahamas and from Acklins Island to Andros Island. Andres lies only a little more than 100 miles off Miami. Work Through Nigh At Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, the sounds of saws and hammers could be heard throughout the night as homes and business houses were boarded up. Flora's erratic path for the past 12 hours confounded predictions. But forecasters told residents of the Bahamas Islands and southern Florida to get ready to take emergency precautions. Winds of near hurricane force smashed against Ragged Island in the central Bahamas just after midnight when it looked like Flora would start a headlong sprint this way. But then she dived back into the Cuban interior and was 75 miles southeast of Camaguey this morning. The Weather Bureau said she would move northwest at 7 m.p.h. "The slower movement on the present course means that Flora could not seriously affect the South Florida area today or tonight," the Weather Bureau said. U.S. to Cut Off Financial Aid to Latin Insurgents WASHINGTON (UPI) —The Kennedy administration settled today on a policy of using economic and political "leverage" in dealing with new military regimes in Latin America. It announced that U.S. economic and military aid missions were being withdrawn gradually from the Dominican Republic and Honduras, where military coups have toppled elected governments in the past two weeks. The policy was given final approval in White House meetings Friday. Later, a policy statement was issued by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, from New York, through the State Department here. "Under existing conditions in the Dominican Republic and Honduras," Rusk said, "there is no opportunity for effective collaboration by the United States under the Alliance for Progress or for normalization of diplomatic relations." "Accordingly," the statement Five Persons Die in Fire; One Is Hurt SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (UPI) Five persons died and a 13-year- old girl was seriously injured when she leaped from a second story window early today when an explosion and fire ripped through a two-story converted apartment building. Police said five bodies were recovered from the smouldering ruins and firemen still searched for other victims. At first police reported seven persons died in the fire. .Names of the victims were withheld pending notification of relatives. The bodies of two women and three children were taken to a funeral home. Police said Karen May, 13, her clothing ablaze, dove through a window to escape the flames. She was admitted to Burge Hospital, suffering from second and third degree burns and severe lacerations. Three fire companies extinguished the flames quickly. Firemen immediately went into the frame structure and removed the five bodies. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 18 PAGES Abingdon 7 Amusement 5 BushneU 5 Churches — «»7 Classified Ads ...... 15-16-17 Comics-TV-Radio 14 Editorial 4 Galva - 5 Hospital Note* S KnowUle 8 Markets 18 Monmouth % Obituary 8 Sports U4t*l! Womra it (It News 9 said, "we have stopped all economic and military aid to these countries and have commenced orderly reassignment of the personnel involved." Missions Remain Diplomatic missions will remain in both countries, though they will deal only "informally" with the governments. An administration source told newsmen the policy was "to use our leverage to obtain as rapid and complete a return to constitutional and legitimate government as we can." At the same time, administration officials were telling newsmen they do not consider the recent crop of military takeovers in Latin America — four this year— to be a complete disaster. They noted that while North Americans have an inborn distaste for military seizures, these have been a traditional method of political change in Latin America. Will Take Time Officials said the growth of democratic institutions in Latin America will be a slow process, and during that time the United States will have to deal with many regimes it does not fully like. Officials said they believe Argentina and Peru, where there there were military takeovers in 1962, now have governments that are more liberal than at any time in their history. They consider that the U. S. policy of conditioning aid on democratic reforms was instrumental in bringing this about in Pert. New Regime Has Honduras Under Thumb TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (UPD-Col. Osvaldo Lopez Arellano, new military ruler of Honduras, appeared to have the country well in hand today despite continued signs of tension. A citywide curfew remained in effect in the capital and soldiers patrolled the streets armed with rifles, machine guns and hand grenades. Pan American World Airways ordered its planes to bypass Honduras, however, until the situation appeared more stable. Lopez, who had been cWef of staff of the armed forces, deposed President Ramon Villeda Morales in a violent military coup d'eta Thursday in which more than 30 persons were killed. Villeda was immediately exiled to Costa Rica. (In San Jose, Costa Rica, Villeda said Friday Honduras should be "blockaded" to enforce acceptance of democratic procedures. He did not say who should blockade the country. (Villeda said the coup was aimed primarily at Liberal party presidential candidate Modesto Rodas, also exiled. He said the Honduran military men dislike Rodas because he favors a strong civilian government. Elections scheduled for Oct. 15 are not expected to be held.) The United States has suspended relations with Honduras and, cancelled financial and military aid programs. Truck Not 'Reliable 9 LONDON (UPI) - A truck owned by the Reliable Transport Co. went out of control Friday, caromed off a parked car, knocked down a lamppost and stopped after crashing through a wall. DENY GUILT-A young widow, Mrs. Irwina Weiasteia, 88, of Chicago, and Richard Malta*, 31, are held oa a charge of murdering her husband, Harvey, 31. Matto* implicated Mrs. Weiaeteia by tolling police sk* offered Mm %\m to murder her hatband. Weinsteia's body was found in a burning auto near a garbage dump. Naw, hot* deny the charge, UNlFAJf. Ben Bella Tries to Patch Up Differences With Foes ALGIERS (AP)—President Ahmed Ben Bella named a mission to try to patch up relations with neighboring Morocco as Berber tribesmen continued to build their revolt against him after rejecting a peace offer. Ben Bella named the mission to Morocco Friday. He has accused the Moroccans of massing troops on the Algerian frontier in support of the Berbers and in hope of seizing some desert territory, particularly ore-rich Tindouf. The chief of the Moroccan mission will be Algeria's foreign minister Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He is scheduled to meet Sunday in the Moroccan frontier town of Oujda with Ahmed Red Guedira, Morocco's acting foreign minister. Revolt Growing The Berbers' rejection of the peace overturn followed reports that the revolt is growing. Guerrilla bands have been observed in scattered areas near Cherchell, west of Algiers, and in the mountains near Medea, Orleansville and Teniet-el-Haad. Rebel headquarters are in the Kabylie mountain town of Michelet, where the Berbers are under the command of a tough, 52-year old guerrilla leader, Col. Mohand Ou el Hadj. Ben Bella's forces set up roadblocks on most of the approaches .to the mountain stronghold, but newsmen found some roads uncovered by the government troops. Are Defiant Ben Bella's peace overtures to the Berber command came in a mission of parliamentarians. But instead of sitting down with them for talks, the leaders of the rebellious "Front of Socialist Forces" (FFS) issued a defiant statement. "Why did these deputies fail to denounce constant violence, arrests of militants, internments, torture and the banning of nationalist organizations," the Berber command said. The Berbers, a non-Arab minority in predominantly Arab Algeria, called on the parliamentarians to "unite with the people to denounce creeping fascism and torture." They demanded a congress of all "revolutionary elements" to solve the nation's crisis. Man Errs by Using Phone in Alleged Fraud CHICAGO (AP)-The FBI arrested Friday a man accused of defrauding $8,000 from a Gary, Ind., school teacher in a Cuban rum distillery investment scheme. George Francis Delaney, 54, was arrested in a suburban Oak Park motel on a warrant charging violation of the federal fraud by wire statute. Agents said Delaney obtained the money from Mrs. Mary C. Meyers, 59, by telling ber she could make a large profit by investing in a Cuban distillery, with which he had become associated while in Cuba on a government intelligence mission to gather information on Soviet missile bases. The case came under federal jurisdiction because Delaney carried out the scheme in part by making interstate telephone calls from Oak Park to Gary. Delaney was never a government agent, the FBI said. Congress to Check Sugar Manipulation WASHINGTON. (UPI) - Congressional investigators want to know if speculators are behind the recent upsurge in raw sugar prices. Prices for raw sugar have risen from 6.5 cents a pouund a en from 6.5 cents a pound a 25 and 8.5 cents on Oct. 2. Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan, D-Mo., chairman of a House consumers subcommittee, said Friday she planned to hold a hearing later this month. She wants to ask su gar industry representatives to explain the unusual rise in prices. "We will give the sugar industry's witnesses a full opportunity to explain the reasons as they see them," she said. Her subcommittee already has investigated a sharp rise in retail sugar prices earlier this year when consumer prices rose from about 11 cents a pound in January to nearly 18 cents a pound in early June. Since then, they have dropped to between 12 and 13 cents per pound. Mrs. Sullivan said that in view of record harvests and large imports "it is hard to understand why prices in the United States should be rising again." Court Hears Threats Made To Witness WASHINGTON (AP)-Solicitor General Archibald Cox says a government witness in the forthcoming jury tampering trial of Teamster president James R. Hoffa has been threatened and is under 24-hour federal protection. Cox, in a motion filed in the Supreme Court, said this was one reason that Hoffa's trial should not be delayed any longer than necessary, Hoffa is appealing to the Supreme Court a lower court refusal to dismiss the jury tampering charges which grew out of a trial for alleged violations of labor laws in Nashville, Term. Cox did not identify the witness or make any further comment about it. Miners Stage Sitdown LENS, France (UPI) - One hundred and fifty miners remained underground today on strike against the planned closing of a pit at nearby Noeux-Bethune. Labor unions said the miners will not return to the surface until the closing of the marginal mine is rescinded. Red Raiders Leave 5 Dead In Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Pro • Castro terrorists of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) staged a wave of violence in Caracas and several interior cities Friday night that left at least five dead and 10 wounded. Police and military forces made at least 200 arrests. The Communist - leaning FALN terrorists, in an apparent effort to challenge the government's massive countrywide display of force in recent days, launched a series of coordinated hit-and • run attacks. At one stage during the night, army patrol radios picked up an anguished cry of alarm from Pfc. Rafael Angel Castillo, who reported that the patrol truck in which he was riding was being ambushed while stopped in the Lidice area. Lidice is a low income apartment house development in the western section of the city. Suddenly, the frantic cries for help stopped and all that could be heard over the radio was the chatter of machine gun fire. Killed in Ambush Fifteen minutes later, when reinforcements arrived, another soldier reported that Castillo had been killed in the ambush. Almost simultaneously, reports began to come in to police headquarters from a dozen places in the city, where terrorists in speeding cars fired machine guns into crowds or at army or police sentries. At one political meeting of the Acdon Democratica, President Romulo Betancourt's party, four persons were wounded by ma chine gun fire at the workers suburban development of El Valle. Police-stations in the Santa Rosalia, Lidice and Casalta districts were fired on. There were at least a dozen cases where snipers were reported firing from rooftops throughout the city. One police officer was kidnaped by ter- roists in a black and white Volkswagen while directing traffic on the main Avenida Urdanets, within 300 yards of Betancourt's office in the Miraflores palace. Monk Ends Life In Market Place SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—A young Buddhist monk burned himself to death today in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers in Saigon's central market, throwing the Vietnamese capital into a new and potentially explosive turmoil. The suicide, the sixth by Buddhists protesting alleged persecution by the predominantly Roman Catholic government of President Ngo Dinh Diem, came only four days after Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara left Saigon with a report for President Kennedy on the progress of the Vietnamese war against Communist guerrillas. One of Kennedy's aims in dispatching McNamara to South Viet Nam was to determine whether the political-religious crisis had hurt the war effort. Minutes after the monk's charred and blackened body toppled over, troops and police rushed in, tanks and armored cars rolled up and barbed wire barricades were thrown around downtown Saigon. Is Methodical The monk, in his early 20s, stepped out of a taxicab at the busy central market intersection shortly after noon. He squatted down in the Buddhist lotus position, pulled a can of gasoline from a small rubber bag, poured the contents on his lap and lit a match. He grimaced briefly as the flames engulfed him but maintained bis erect posture as the flames ate through his Buddhist robe, baring his gradually blackening body. The lotus position is a traditional Buddhist sitting position with the legs crossed. Three minutes later, his arms raised stiffly before him, the monk keeled over dead. American news correspondents were only 10 yards away. A leaflet thrown into the yard of Vietnamese intelligence headquarters identified the monk as Thich Quang Huong. It said he sacrificed himself for the Buddhist cause. Attack Americans Vietnamese plainclothesmen kicked and pummeled three American correspondents to the ground, grabbed a camera and ran off. John Sharkey of the National Broadcasting Co. and Grant Wolfkill, also of NBC, were attacked -i they turned movie cameras on lie burning monk. Sharkey was t leeding from head injuries. David Halberstam of the New \ork Times went to Sharkey's T • • and Wolfkill's assistance and he was beaten also. The newsmen did not fight back but tried to protect their equipment. Wolfkill lost his camera but Sharkey's was not confiscated. The police stopped the newsmen from driving off in a taxicab. They made their way to a nearby hotel and called a hospital. Fire engines, squads of riot police and troops in battle gear took up positions in the middle of the intersection. Crowd Moans A low moan rose from a crowd which quickly gathered after the monk stepped but of a cab and war lit the match. y A child cried in her mother's arms. A woman laughed hysterically. WF Another woman grabbed a cor- • respondent by the shirt and tried to say something but only tears, came. • RESIGNS — Benjamin C. Willis has resigned the superintendency of the Chicago school system after charging the school board had interfered in bis official acts. UNIFAX "You take pictures," a young man told a reporter. "You write story. You must tell Mr. Kennedy 'Wjf what is going on in this country." v' Then a policeman grabbed a Vietnamese straw hat off a woman's head, pushed his way through the crowd and tried, to extinguish the fUuines byt ^avtag the broad-brimmed hat. His efforts only fanned the flames, which roared high above the monk's head. The policeman staggered back and the crowd began to murmur. Finally, a soldier threw a thick straw mat over the monk's prostrate form and firemen directed extinguishers on the flames. The first suicide occurred in another Saigon intersection June 11, when the 63-year-old Monk Quang Due burned himself alive. His death set off a wave of Buddhist demonstrations against the Diem government, which * finally led to the government's arrest of all Buddhist leaders Aug. 21. Horn Blows Early THETFORD, England (UPI)— Eighty furniture factory workers went on strike Friday because a horn, installed to mark the end of their tea-break, went off two minutes early. Groups Pressure Board to Accept Willis Resignation CHICAGO (UPI) - Civil rights groups today considered a citywide boycott of public schools unless the board of education accepts the resignation of Schools Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis. Willis, who as the second highest paid public official in the nation headed one of the country's major school systems, resigned Friday after a summer of demonstrations and disorder. He accused the school board of invading his administrative domain. Most school board members expressed dismay at Willis* resignation and board president Clair M. Roddewig said it was "a tragic loss to Chicago." Roddewig called a special board meeting for Monday to consider the resignation. Under Fire Civil rights organizations had been pressing all summer for Willis to resign his $48,500-a-year position. They greeted the news with some restraint and a threat of possible school boycotts if the resignation is not accepted. Opposition to Willis centered on charges he maintained "de facto" segregation in the city's public school system. Demonstrations reached a peak in August, when scores of persons were arrested while protesting the installation of mobile classrooms on Chicago's South Side. Willis also was criticized when he accepted a $32,000 "moonlighting" assignment to conduct a survey of Massachusetts schools. Critics said Willis would not be able to devote his full attention to Chicago schools. The combined Massachusetts and Chicago salaries made Willis the highest paid public official in the nation except for President Kennedy. Willis, who started in education administration 41 years ago in his home state of Maryland, came to Chicago 10 years ago and in his early years here directed a $200 million school building program. Through the sit-ins, picketing and occasional violence last summer, Willis denied allegations that white and Negro children were segregated in the city's public schools. He stood pat in favor of a neighborhood school policy, which civil rights groups claimed fostered school segregation to match housing patterns. ffl •

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