Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 8, 1963 · Page 1
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Horn* Piper of 70 Communitiet Galesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Slu« Low in 40s Tonight With Chance of Rain Wednesday and Warmer A Better Nempaper VOLUME LXXII —237 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS STUNNED—At Mlragoane, Haiti, the family of Henri Gacqucs stands stunned amid the wreckage of their home after Hurrican Flora smashed into the island. A death toll of possibly 4 ,000 persons has been estimated after the area was raked by the tropical storm. The extent of the damage has not been determined due to the emergency situation and a lack of communication and transportation. UNIFAX f. Hurricane Flora Leaves • A Trail of Destruction* Reforms Are Approved by Church Heads VATICAN CITY (UPI) - Ecumenical Council fathers today overwhelmingly approved a series of proposals for reform of Catholic worship, including greater insistence on preaching the word of God. The fathers voted at today's session on five of 19 pending amendments to the second chapter of a document on the liturgy or public worship of the church. Voting on the document, which was discussed for three weeks at the council's first session last fall, will continue Wednesday. The results were tabulated on four of today's ballots and showed that all passed by great majorities. The largest negative vote cast on any one of them was 31 votes out of 2,298. Stress Sermons The most important of the amendments approved today was designed to put much greater emphasis in Catholic worship on sermons, which always have occupied the central role in Protestant worship but in the past often have been regarded as an optional appendage to he Catholic Mass. The proposal approved today said that sermons should never be omitted except for serious reasons. It emphasized the importance of the priest using every Sunday Mass as an opportunity to explain the Christian faith and Christian living. The document said priests should base their sermons on the Bible and make extensive use of Scripture in all of their preaching. Another major amendment approved today is aimed at simplifying the rubrics or order of service of the Mass. It calls for omitting certain duplications and eliminating non-essential things which have been tacked on to the Mass over the centuries. A council press spokesman said the other changes approved today were largely technical and matters of terminology of no general interest. Still to come are a series of amendments authorizing the use of modern languages instead of Latin in a large portion of the Mass. N.Y. Officer Is Impressed By Testimony WASHINGTON (UPI)—Mobster - murderer Joseph Valachi, testifying against a backdrop of reported bomb threats, resumed his crime chronology for senators today with a detailed breakdown on the Cosa Nostra hierarchy in New York City. Questioned by Senate investigations subcommittee chairman John L. McClellan, (D-Ark.,) Valachi said there were five "families" Ben Bella to 'Smash' Rebel Algerians ALGIERS (UPI) - President Ahmed Ben Bella said today he will mass 100,000 Algerians if necessary "to smash" the great Kabylia revolt. Ben Bella, who in the past has pledged never to use the army against the Algerian people, said his government in future "will assume its responsibilities" to quell rebellious Berber dissidents. He told a cheering crowd of 3,000 persons in the stadium at Bougie that his government had proof the counter-revolution was linked with foreign plots. "We will mobilize 100,000 Algerians if necessary in vigilance committees to smash this counter-revolution" he said. "The only sort of dialogue Ait Ahmed and El Hadj understand is the dialogue of the machine- gun," he said, pointing to the mountains where Hocine Ait Ahmed and Col. Mohand Ou El Hadj have their counter-revolutionary headquarters. Bombers to Attack WASHINGTON (UPI)-An "attack" on northeastern Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States as far south as Georgia will be staged Friday by bombers of the Strategic Air Command. The Defense Department said the exercise, "Top Rung I," would extend as far west as a line running from Hudson's Bay to Chicago, but would avoid population centers as far as possible and or sub-organizations of the crime syndicate in New York. He then tjoked off the names of the gangsters. New York Police Inspector John F. Shanley told the Senate investigators that the ranking on gang members was an unprecedented intelligence gain that should aid the war against crime. Valachi was given added police protection after the FBI said it received threats against his life. Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane said telephone tips were received warning that a bomb would be placed in the hearing room and that several spectators would try to shoot Valachi. Highly Accurate In response to questioning, Shanley graded Valachi's information as highly accurate and valuable to law enforcement authorities. His testimony contrasted with reported criticism of the crime hearings by some New York police officials who described Va­ lachi's testimony as familiar and not very helpful. "This is the first time a man has gone into the genesis of it (the crime syndicate)... the administration ... the procedures," Shanley said. "He has ranked these people with an apparent authenticity that is hard to doubt." Shanley said that 142 persons pictured on a chart showing the Vito Genovese organization, to which Valachi said he belonged for 30 years, had a total of 1,064 arrests. FBI Checking Dealings of LBJ Protege WASHINGTON (AP)-The FBI has launched an investigation into the business affairs of Robert G. Baker, 36, who resigned his $19,600-a-year post as secretary to the Democratic majority in the Senate. A Justice Department source disclosed the investigation shortly before Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield announced Baker's resignation Monday. The inquiry apparently began with allegations in a $300,000 civil damage suit that Baker used his office to help win contracts with a government defense subcontractor for an automatic vending machine company with which he had financial dealings. A former Senate page who came here from Pickens, S.C., Baker was named secretary of the majority eight years ago when Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was Senate majority leader. He reputedly was a Johnson protege. Baker's wife is also on the government payroll, serving as rec ords manager for the Senate In ternal Security subcommittee at $11,800 a year. There was no immediate com ment from Baker. Assistant Democratic Leader Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota who sat in at the meeting after which Baker's resignation was announced, said the Democratic majority, who had chosen him, did not request his resignation. Francis R. Valeo, 47, administrative assistant to the majority leader, was assigned by Mansfield to take over Baker's duties. Valeo will serve as acting secretary to the majority pending action by the conference of Democratic senators. Appears Headed Toward Bahamas MIAMI (UPI) — Hurricane Flora crossed Cuba today for the third time, heading for the Bahamas and leaving a trail of destruction across three Caribbean islands which counted more than 4,100 dead. The Weather Bureau urged emergency hurricane precautions be taken in the southeastern Bahamas islands at once. It predicted " Lightning Strips Man MONGHIDORO, Italy (UPD- Dante Mazzini, 31, was working on top of the local church steeple Monday when a lightning bolt stripped off his clothes and melted his wristwatch but left him would not disrupt civil air traffic, uninjured. Economist Sees Good Times WASHINGTON (AP)-The government's top economist predicted today that the national economy will hit the $600 billion level for the first time early next year »^ind bring more benefits to consumers. The forecast came from Dr. Walter W. Heller, chairman of President Kennedy's Council of Economic Advisers in connection with the submission of the first report to Kennedy of the Consumer Advisory Council. The consumer council, among Other things, recommexided "im­ mediate and positive action" to bar racial discrimination against customers of hotels, stores, theaters, restaurants and other businesses. It said a larger tax cut may be required for small taxpayers. It called for truth in packaging and lending. Kennedy created the consumer council in July of last year under the chairmanship of Dr. Helen G. Canoyer, dean of home economics at Cornell University, to give consumers a stronger voice in government in an advisory capacity. Since the council was set up under the wing of the Council of Economic Advisers, Heller was asked about improvement of the consumer's position. He said that of course it was improved. "There is more safety in drugs," he said. "In a TV set you are more sure of getting what you pay for. The advisory agency makes 22 (government) agencies aware of the consumer for the first time." Heller said, too, that "as the economy improves the consumer improves." Man Makes Sure TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England (UPI) — Ronald Newick was fined $8.40 Monday for damaging an outdoor telephone booth despite his plea that "I was told the phone was out of order so I made sure by pulling the wires out." the center of the deadliest storm in 63 years would cross Crooked Island a few hours later. Flora went on the prowl today after spending an unprecedented four days pounding Cuba where the death toll mounted to more than 100. It left the economy of Premier Fidel Castro's regime reeling and the government ordered tight new food rationing. The hurricane crossed into the Atlantic at 11 a.m. EST near Cape Lucrecia, the Miami Weather Bureau said. Its center was located near latitude 21.1 north, longitude 75.7 west, or about 80 miles north-northwest of Guantanamo Bay. This was 440 miles southeast of Miami. The Weather Bureau said Flora would move generally toward the northeast at about 10 miles per hour during the day. Town Is Flooded A Cuban government broadcast monitored here said the town of Santa Cruz del Sur, on the south east coast of Camaguey Province was being flooded by ocean tidal waves. The broadcast said urgent help was needed A tidal wave that crushed Santa Cruz de Sur on Nov. 9, 1932 killed more than 3,000 persons Crop, damage in Cuba was in the millions of dollars. Fidel Cas tro assumed personal command of relief operations The Miami Weather Bureau J in the southern Bahamas to- said the storm was centered mid- night," the advisory said. way between Santiago and Ca­ maguey. Havana Radio announced that all coffee distribution had been suspended in Havana because of osses to the coffee crop in Oriente Province. Meat rations were cut in half and vegetable rations were reduced 60 per cent, the broadcast said. Haiti Devastated Haiti was devastated by the storm with an estimated one- third of the Negro Republic's 3 million population affected. Entire villages were destroyed and crops were wiped out. An estimated 2,000 bodies had been recovered on Haiti and officials es timated 4,000 persons in all had died on the island. Casualty reports began trickling in from the remote areas of hard-hit eaastern Cuba. Broadcast said at least 15 died in the town of Manzanillo alone. Roughly 400 miles south- southeast of Miami, Flora was moving northeastward at around 5 m.p.h, The hurricane advisory said no change in size or intensity was expected today but warned that "some slow intensi fication" may take place tonight. "Heavier rains are expected to spread slowly over the south and central Bahamas later today and tonight while increasing gales and hurricane force winds are likely in } It:' |f III 0'J • • • • • • NO MECHANIC—The girl lying beneath the front wheels of • police paddy wagon at St. Louii is not checking on the machine* but making a futile attempt to block the vehicle from departing with a load of demonstrators arrested at a bank. UNIFAX VietNamAid Suspension QUITS — Singer Frank Sinatra, facing revocation of his Nevada gambling licenses for permitting an underworld figure to visit his Cal Nova lodge, has announced that he will sell his estimated $3.5 million gaming interests instead of contesting the edict of the state board. Nevada officials charged that Sinatra played host to reputed Chicago gangland figure Sam Giaacana at Lake Tahoe last July. Giancana is one of 11 figures listed in the so-called "black book" list of persons regarded as undesirable. Sinatra said; "I was surprised, hurt, and angered that the Nevada Gaming Board asked that my license be revoked." UNIFAX Russia Complains Chinese Ruining Their 'Good Name' LONDON (UPI)—The Soviet Union is accusing Communist China of trying to hurt Russia's "good reputation" in Asia, Africa and Latin America, it was disclosed today. An official Soviet pamphlet being circulated by Novosti, the Soviet press agency, severely at-' tacks the Chinese for attempts to undermine Moscow's position and prestige in the underdeveloped nations. It charges that Western "colonialists and the Chinese critics of Soviet policy appear on the same side of the fence" in the struggle for the emerging nations. The disclosure followed a report that Communist China is trying to arrange its civilian air traffic routings through the British colony of Hong Kong to avoid flying over the Soviet Union. Both moves were signs that the Moscow-Peking split is widening. The Soviet pamphlet, published in English, accuses the Chinese of "trying to set the socialist countries and the nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America against each other." The Soviets fear Chinese competition the most in these areas, where the Chinese can stress the fact that they are a non-white race, unlike the Russians and Western colonial powers. Moscow called this "racialism and hidebound nationalism." Soviet achievements in the developing nations, the pamphlet said, "reveal the utter untenabil- ity of the contentions that the Soviet Union has lessened its support for the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. "In their efforts to sully the Soviet nation's good reputation in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the leaders of the Communist party of China also claim that the U.S.S.R. is out to 'exploit' the peoples of those continents." It answered these charges with claims that Russia has granted about $3.33 billion in economic aid to new nations. Wheat Sale To Reds Is Expected Now WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Democratic Whip Hubert H. Humphrey said today after a White House meeting that he expects the United States to sell the Soviet Union and three of her satellites up to five million tons of wheat. "I think a decision is close at hand," the Minnesota Democrat told newsmen at the Capitol after the legislative conference with President Kennedy. Humphrey's statement was made in the wake of a disclosure that the Soviets, for the first time, have indicated they were interested in buying between $150 million and $200 million worth of wheat from this country. The senator's estimate of the total amount of possible sales— to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as to Russia- was somewhat higher—between $375 and $400 million worth of grain. Humphrey estimated that five million tons would be more than 275 million bushels. Suit Is Settled LOS ANGELES (UPD-Actress Cyd Charisse has settled for an undisclosed amount a $14,000 suit against 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. charging she was not fully paid for her role in the movie "Something's Got To Give," it was learned today. into its own considerable foreign \<j exchange reserves. Until the suspension, the Unit* ed States was given dollars toWf Viet Nam to pay for essential im> • ports; importers were buying the dollars at the official rate of ex-^ change; and the local currency was being used by the government to pay for the military budget, ma In effect, this meant that more • than 60 per cent of the nation's essential imports were being financed by the United States. A continued suspension of this ^ aid would lead to inflation — either through the printing of pap --M> er money or the reduction of for- • eign exchange reserves — and this in turn could turn Viet Nam's middle classes against theVT government, the sources said. • They said the alternative would be for the government to relax its policies against the Buddhist leaders and other opposition factions. SAIGON (UPI) — The United States has suspended nearly $12 million commercial aid payments to South Viet Nam since the August crackdown on the Buddhists and is considering further cuts, informed sources saidW^ here Monday. • • The plan to further reduce aid is aimed at forcing political reforms in the gov- ( ernment of President Ngo Dinh Diem, the sources said. It is reported now under consideration in Washington. The payments suspended since Aug. 21, when Buddhist leaders were arrested and pagodas closed, covered aid to imports. This program costs the United States $95 million a year, out of the total $203 million economic aid. It finances more than 60 per cent of South Viet Nam's imports. The source said further suspension of this commercial aid would amount to a reduction in the economic aid to this nation and could seriously affect its economy. This might have the effect of bringing policy or personnel changes on the part of Diem's government, they added. Related Developments (In related developments, the Soviet Union Monday tried to block U. N. approval of a fact­ finding mission to South Viet Nam. Diem's government offered to accept a team of U. N. members to investigate the Buddhist dispute. But the Russians insisted that they and the British, as cochairmen of the 1954 Geneva conference on Indo-China, carry out the probe. Diem''! sister - in - law, Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu, arrived in New York Monday night to begin a 20-day tour of the United States. She said she hoped to explain her government's viewpoint to Americans.) The American-owned Times of Viet Nam, which is close to the Ngo family and often critical of U. S. policies here, was the first to disclose the commercial aid cuts. Its article Monday said the United States was using the cuts to put pressure on Diem. U. S. Embassy officials declined comment, but it was learned Diem's government has not been told of the reasons for the aid suspension. Support Vietnamese Currency The commercial aid program helps support the Vietnamese cur rency. If it is suspended for a long period, the government will be forced to print more currency without reserve backing or dip Guest Expected WASHINGTON (UPI) - French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve '^Bf de Murville believes that Presi- • dent Charles de Gaulle may visit the United States "sometime this year." He said Monday that the possibility of a De Gaulle visit was discussed during his 90-minute<HV conference with President Kennedy. The principal topic of the discussion however, was the divergent French and American ap- *WJ proaches to the South Viet Nam • problem, Couve de Murville said. Where to Find It • • 2 SECTIONS 23 PAGES Abingdon 17 Amusement 6 Bushnell 6 Classified Ads 20-21 Comks-TV-Radio 18 Editorial 4 Galva • Hospital Notes 6 Kaoxville 11 Markets 1* Monmouth U Obituary It Sports 1MI Weather 8 Women Is the News .... • •• • •

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