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/ Home Paper of Communitiet Weather Stripe Yellow Fair Tonight and a Little Cooler, Sunny And Pleasant Saturday A Better Neu>i paper VOLUME LXXII 240 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Rebels Fight Off Troops Of Ben Bella (UPI) Civil warfare BELLUNO. Italy (UPI) - Rescue workers searched through 25 miles of mud today for the thousands of bodies believed buried in has broken out in Algeria, according to authoritative reports reaching Paris tonight. Fighting was reported in at least three places in the Kabylia mountains but there was no immediate estimate of casualties. Fighting broke out, according to the reports, following a call by rebel leader Hocine Ait Ahmed at his stronghold near Fort National to his troops to launch the battle against the forces of President Ben Bella. "We are not alone. Our troops have attacked at Medea/' he told his followers. Reports reaching Paris from the Kabylia region said the shooting began 10 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT) although some firing by government troops during the night was mentioned in other unconfirmed reports. Ait Ahmed, co-prisoner of the French with Ben Bella during the seven-year Algerian war, broke with the president after Algerian independence. The reports said he gave the order today for the struggle against Ben Bella's regime to begin all over the rebel-held territory. The government today banned private telephone communication between pro-rebel centers like Fort National and Michelet with the rest of Algeria. Ben Bella's regime faced new border claims by Morocco on the wnst and the defiance of the Berber rebels in the east as tension : : j ^/iji ^ifi "one huge coffin" by a speeding wave of water and debris. An estimated 4,000 persons were killed late Wednesday night when a landslide plunged into the Vajont Dam reservoir, sending millions of tons of water cascading over the lip of the 875-foot dam in a 300-foot wall of water that crushed everything in its path. tranquil trans- In four minutes the Piave River gorge was formed into a 25 - mile valley of death. Nearly a dozen villages and towns above and below the dam, one of the world's highest, were wiped out. Where once houses and churches stood, today there was nothing. Shortly after midnight today, lies had been recovered. Work- ers doubted they would find any more survivors. Face Grim Task The rescuers had another grim task. The water swept a number of green containers of deadly potassium cyanide down the river valley. The cyanide could poison the river and kill anyone who drinks the water. Longarone, the largest town hit by the flood, had 4,700 inhabitants. Then the water burst over the edge of the dam and wiped out the town in a few seconds of terror. The wall of water did its work with terrible thoroughness. Of the 4,700 residents of Longarone, officials estimated 3,200 died. They said 99 per cent of the people in Pirago and Fae — villages of less than 200 inhabitants each — killed. — were Castellavazzo, a village of about the same size, lost 50 per cent of its people. The flood was a freak. The mountains on either side of the mile-long reservoir rumbled and collapsed in a massive landslide. Stone in Teacup As the millions of tons of rock and dirt slid into the lake its waters reacted as if a stone had been dropped into a brimming teacup. They splashed over the edge of the dam — the third highest coh- crete dam in the world. The 300- foot high wall of water built up speed as it rushed down the rocky gorge and then spread out with tremendous force as it spurted out at right angles into the Piave River Valley. Today the populace remained dazed by the tragedy, including even those persons who had seen dozens or hundreds of bodies crushed by the wall of water, or heard the terrifying roar that preceded its arrival. 4" ] > F L • Jl mounted in the growing domestic and international crises. Conservatives •i Want to Keep On U. S. Side BLACKPOOL, England (UPI)— The ruling conservative party, outwardly ignoring the bitter leadership struggle launched by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's announced resignation, pledged today a foreign policy based on a strong Anglo-Ameri- alliance. Foreign Secretary Lord Home told 4,200 delegates attending the party's annual conference that Britain must be firmly allied to power to maintain her influence in the world. "In plain words, that meant and means keeping the United States on our side in a relationship or partnership," Home said. "Without the closest alliance between the U.S. and Britain there is no balance of power and no security." Was Unanimous The foreign policy resolution proposed by Home was adopted by unanimous acclamation. Home spoke against a background of moves and countermoves aimed at solving the leadership problem which has split the party from top to bottom. Deputy Prime Minister R.A. Butler, who has run the government since Macmillan entered a London hospital Tuesday night for the removal of a prostatic obstruction, apparently has the backing of many of his cabinet colleagues. BROKEN—Conflicting reports concern the condition of the huge Vajont Dam in the Piave Valley which stood within a ravine behind a reservoir containing millions of gallons of water. One report is that mountainous landslides splashed a may have bee 300-foot wall of water over the dam, causing it to wash over six villages and taking the lives of thousands. An aerial photo of the dam is believed to show damage at one side of the dam and i where water escaned. UNIFAX Taxpayers in Atlanta Area Will Get a Helping Hand WASHINGTON (UPD— The Internal Revenue Service is trying a new system to make it easier for taxpayers to fill out their income tax returns. Some taxpayers won't have to bother about putting their names, addresses or social security numbers on the tax forms this year. IRS Commissioner Mortimer M. But the issue was thrown into Capita made public Thursday the contusion Thursday night only hours after Home told the conference Macmillan would step down. Science Minister Lord Hailsham told a cheering rally he would give up his title and seek election to the House of Commons as plain Mi\ Quentin Hogg. The move was tantamount to announcing he would seek to inherit Macmillan 1 s mantle. Such a virtually open candidacy was unprecedented in Tory party history. In the past, party leaders have been chosen behind closed doortf. new form 1040 that will be sent to the taxpayer with his name, address and Social Security number already filled in. The idea is to cut down on mistakes through the aid of automated equipment. Optical scanners, scientifically attuned to the special ink, will be able to read each name electronically and record receipt of the form. Eventually, they will be extended to the other states. Test states for the new system Anatoly US Protests Blocking of Berlin Road WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States today protested to the Soviet Union against the blocking of two American military convoys on the access highway to West Berlin. Secretary of State Dean Rusk summoned Soviet Ambassador Ngo Nhus Is Not Good News In Viet Nam MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Daily, student newspaper at the University of Minnesota, said today: "Every few days our ambassador in Viet Nam Lodges a Nhu protest but the answer always is Ngo." Group Feels Storm Hurts Dictatorship WASHINGTON (AP) An anti- Castro group says the devastation wrought in Cuba by hurricane Flora has struck a major blow at Fidel Castro's dictatorship and "almost anything could happen" to him now. The Citizens Committee for a Free Cuba, an anti-Castro organization, said today hurricane damage is only the latest threat to the prime minister's rule. Also endangering his position, it said, is the collapse of Cuba's food supply and "increasing disenchantment with increasingly rigid application of Communist discipline and food Armed Troopers Ordered to Scene BERLIN (AP) — About 100 combat-ready Soviet troops blocked a U.S. Army supply convoy from Berlin today. Another U.S. Army convoy of 100 armed soldiers moved out of Berlin and stood nearby, possibly ready to give assistance to the give halted convoy. It was the worst incident in years on the autobahn, the lifeline is the western end of the auto- w bahn. The Russians demanded that superhighway soldiers get out of their vehicles between West Germany and be counted. The Americans and Berlin, 100 miles inside refused. U.S. officers contended Communist East Germany, their convoys on the autobahn are Reliable sources said the Rus- not subject to such controls if sian soldiers carried submachine their papers are in order, guns and some wore steel hel- The convoy finally cleared Ma- mets. An Allied officer said he rienborn early today for the^ six mm l had never seen so many Soviet soldiers at the Berlin checkpoint, ia| r . . i • i 1 * I. i 11 DIES—Edith Piaf, 47, who sang for coins on Paris streets when she was 15, died this morning of an internal hemorrhage. Her 27 - year - old husband, Theo Sarapo, was at her side. The four-foot-ten-inch singer was billed under the name of Piaf after the sparrows of Paris streets. Her life was marked by illness and accidents. She was injured in four auto accidents and experienced a series of operations for ulcers and other ailments. UNIFAX Babelsberg. The stalled U.S. convoy had rationing." Even if the hurricane damage was not catastrophic, committee. m 9 _ said, it unquestionably I University "aV proce- experts represents an extremely serious setback for the Castro government. ^ Reports of the damage dealt High Salaries To Instructors Cuba by the hurricane have been| CHICAGO (UPI) — The Board sparse. U.S. government experts do not have enough information to evaluate the situation definitely. The Cuban press has written of 48 deaths. The Cuban rescue radio network has spoken of 200. Havana radio, meanwhile, has cautioned against rumors until there is an official announcement. The committee pieced together information it said it received from inside Cuba and messages transmitted over an interior Cuban radio network in an attempt to appraise the damage. It quoted a message from Castro transmitted in Cuba on the night of Oct. 7 as saying: "I fear the magnitude of harm to human life from the hurricane will be very great. "All of the area of the Cauto Basin where thousands of families avera g e faculty salaries rose 15.5 of Trustees of the University of Chicago Thursday authorized the disclosure of average salaries of full-time faculty members. President George Wells Beadle said that despite heavy costs, the university is paying attractive salaries to distinguished faculty members. "Private institutions, upon whom so much progress in the quality of the nation's educational resources has depended, must rely increasingly on the support of an informed public," Beadle said. Beadle said that the university has no established maximum or minimum salary scale. He said his statement was the first release of faculty data at the university since 1903. In the humanities, Beadle said, been harassed ever since it entered the superhighway Thursday. It was almost a day behind schedule when it reached the checkpoint outside Berlin. To Be Maintained A U.S. spokesman said the Russians declared they would maintain the blockade until settlement of a dispute over handling U.S. military traffic. He denounced the blockade as "a wholly unilateral Soviet action" designed to force a change in established dures. The reason for the Soviet toughness was somewhat of a mystery in view of the recent relaxation r of East-West tensions. Some speculated that the Russians were retaliating for a recent U.S. show of strength to halt rock tossing by East German border guards. The spokesman first said the Russians were blocking all traffic on the autobahn by throwing armored personnel carriers across both the east and westbound lanes. Later he issued a statement saying some civilian traffic was being allowed to pass both ways. "Contrary to previous information," he said, "Soviet personnel carriers were not moved into the westbound lane. They were placed in the eastbound lane. Some civilian traffic is moving in both di- the westbound lived has been totally inundated and the magnitude of damage of this hurricane cannot really be calculated," Castro was quoted as saying. Mayor Jorge Risquett, a military commander, said the situation was equally bad in other areas. per cent over the last year. or seven-hour trip to Berlin. Then it was stopped again at Babels­ berg, within sight of West Berlin'j city limits, at 4 a.m. East German vehicles joined Soviet personnel carriers on the highway, the U.S. spokesman said. German truck drivers said scores of East German soldiers, also armed with submachine guns, flocked to the checkpoint area. • # High-ranking Soviet officers demanded that the U.S. soldiers get out of their vehicles and be counted. Are Cleared The second U.S. Army convoy of 20 trucks and jeeps carrying combat-armed infantry, left Berlin for West Germany later in the morning, the spokesman said. For some reason it was cleared by the Russians past Babelsberg, Instead of proceeding west, however, the convoy parked at the checkpoint. Apparently the convoy's officers were ordered to stand . by for possible assistance to the detained convoy. Communist harassment of U.S. Army convoys occurs at irregular intervals, but this was the most serious autobahn incident in some time. Earlier Thursday, a third U.S. Army convoy of 27 vehicles and 117 men had been held up at Marienborn for about four hours but then was allowed to enter West Germany. rections, lane." using Begins Thursday The difficulty began Thursday when the Russians stopped the U.S. supply convoy of 18 vehicles and 61 men at Marienborn. This The Death Toll Rises SEOUL, Korea (UPI) death toll of South Korea's cholera epidemic rose by six lives to a total of 64 today with 35 new the past 24 cases reported in hours. Prices Being Checked WASHINGTON (UPI) The Congress May Review Security Procedures After Learning of Ser geant's Betrayal WASHINGTON (UPD Agriculture Department is investigating sugar prices. The department called on the New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange Thursday to "furnish information regarding postions in sugar futures carried by its clearing members since the latter part of August." The inquiry follows a recent sharp rise in sugar prices. Where to Find 2 SECTIONS Caplin said the new pre-addressed forms, to be mailed later this year, will be used only in the seven-state Atlanta IRS district. will be Georgia, Alabama, Nortr Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee. The commissioner said the 1964 tax form has a few other changes but most of them are minor. One revision involves the switching of columns for reporting wages and tax withheld. Caplin said it took two years for this change to evolve. He indicated it would make it a little easier for the taxpayer to add up the columns. Department to express U.S. objection. One U.S. military convoy attempting to enter Berlin from West Germany and another convoy headed out of Berlin were halted Thursday on the highway connecting West Berlin and West Germany. Rusk's quick summoning of the Soviet envoy indicated the United States regarded the incident as considerably more serious than other recent ones, which have generally been handled at a lower level through U.S. mili- Abingdon 19 Amusement 7 Bushnell 7 Churches 9 Classified Ads 2#-21 Demands for a sweeping review of U. S. security procedures appeared certain today to follow disclosures that a high-living Army sergeant sold secrets to the Russians for an estimated $60,000. The Defense Department said Thursday night that Sgt. l.C. Jack Edward Dunlap, 35, an em­ ploye of the super-secret National Security Agency (NSA), peddled classified materials to Red agents for more than two years, but killed himself when his lavish spending gave him away. Punlap's breach of U. S. sec ur- 22 PAGES 1 ity was the second case at NSA in three years. In 1960 NSA mathematicians Bernon F. Mitchell • • . i i I'Y! iiVi LI • |li M l Mi t Sen. Richard B, Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who received a confidential report on the incident, said he was "shocked that such a thing as this could have occurred in this agency." Father of Five Dunlap, a native of Bogalusa, La., was married and the father of five. He joined the Army in 1952 and was "relieved" of his NSA duties "several weeks" before his suicide last July 23, according to the Defense Department. His and William H. Martin fled to the Soviet Union by way of Mexico and Cuba. Comics-TV-Radio 18 NSA deals with high-level mili- 4 tary intelligence, particularly codes and ciphers of this country and foreign powers. Its work is perhaps the most secret of all TRAITOR — The Defense Department has confirmed that Jack A. Dunlap, 35, sold classified information to the Soviet Union, but insists that no top secrets were involved. UNIFAX Editorial Farm IS Galva 7 Hospital Notes , 7 Knoxviile „ 22 Markets 16 Monmouth 14 Obituary 19 Sports - 12-13 Weather 2 Women in the New* 8-» that government agencies. Pentagon Says No Access The Pentagon insisted Dunlap, who was originally assigned to NSA headquarters at Ft. George G. Meade, Md., in April 1958 as a driver, did not have access to top secret U. S. codes and ciphers. Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defese for public affairs, said Dunlap had told his wife he received between $30,000 and $40,000 during the first of two years of his dealings with Red spies. Informed sources put Dunlap'^ total take at $60,000, howevegft iy was found in his new yellow Cadillac about a mile from his home at Glen Burnie. Md., early on the morning of July 23 by Anne Arundel Country police. He had run a hose from the exhaust of the car through the front window. Police said * 4 Dunlap's u was second suicide attempt. On June 16, he took an overdose of sleeping pills at a motel near Ft. Meade. He was found about 2:30 p.m. that day by a friend, Robert Tester of Glen Burnie. Tester took him to the base hospital where he was treated and released. ~

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