Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 14, 1963 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Galesburg, Illinois
Issue Date:
Monday, October 14, 1963
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

lfoin§ Paper of 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Yellow Continue Fair Tuesday And Warmer With High From 78 to 84 Degrees VOLUME LXXM — 242 A Better Nempaper GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS Authorities 'anger Of Landslide BELLUNO, Italy (AP)-Authorities denied today that a huge new landslide is moving rapidly down the Vaiont Dam reservoir. Provincial authorities in Belluno and Itallian Army officials on the shores of the reservoir said there was no new avalanche menace beyond earth slides that have been threatening since the catastrophic avalanche hit the reservoir Wednesday night. Most residents of villages in the area who escaped the flood generated by the first avalanche were taken out last week. There were reports today that the threatened landslides had started moving and that full evacuation had been ordered. But authorities denied these reports and said villagers had actually been authorized to return briefly to their homes this morning to pick up belongings. Serviceable The man who built the Vaiont Dam said today the giant barrier could still furnish electricity after repairs. "I see no reason for not using the dam again," said Giuseppe Torno. "It's not badly damaged and can provide hydroelectric power again with repairs. With part of Mt. Toe in the middle, the reservoir will be much smaller, of course, but still very large." A landslide from Mt. Toe plunged into the reservoir be- behind the dam five nights ago, hurling millions of tons of reservoir water onto communities in the Piave River Valley below. The flood devastated a huge area of towns and farms. Thousands of soldiers still dug in the mud for bodies, and the exact casualty toll was not known. Segni Tours Area President Antonio Segni, touring the area Sunday, was told by Interior Minister Mariano Rumor that at least 1,809 persons were dead in Longarone and other villages below the dam. He said at least 1300 were presumed dead from villages around the reservoir. Rescue officials said the final figure could reach 3,000. Torno said the fact that the dam held despite the gigantic landslide was proof of its excellence. He said that if the 873- foot-high concrete dam had given away, thousands more would have died. "From a geological point of view, no man in the world could have forecast such a tragedy," said his assistant, Alberto Zanon. Soviet Mission Heading for US To Obtain Wheat MOSCOW (UPI)-A Soviet for the United States today or chase of up to $250 million worth up for poor Soviet harvests. The Soviet government has Freeman Sees Big Savings In Storage WASHINGTON (UPI) - Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman estimated the United States will save about $200 million in storage costs by selling U.S. wheat to Russia. Freeman's estimates are based on pending Soviet purchases of between 150 and 200 million bushels, which would only make a dent in the 1.2 billion bushel U.S. surplus stockpile now stored in American granaries. The Agriculture Department indicated today that Russia and other Communist countries might purchase as much as 250 million bushels of U.S. wheat. Make Estimate A weekly publication by the department's Foreign Agricultural Service said that "inquiries in recent weeks have indicated that around 250 million bushels may be involved, with the Soviet Union apparently interested in about 150 million." Appearing on a television program Sunday, Freeman said he was convinced the sale would be advantageous to the United States by improving wheat farmers income, reducing the U.S. balance of payments deficit and strengthening wheat prices. 600 Protest Switch LONDON (UPI) - The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said today it received telephone calls from 600 protesting viewers after it cancelled its telecast of the 2:30 horse race Saturday afternoon to broadcast Deputy Prime Minister R. A. Butler's speech from the Conservative party conference in Blackpool. mission was expected to leave Tuesday to negotiate the pur- of American wheat to help make only hinted to the public that serious grain shortages are forcing the purchase, the 'irgest single business deal between the United States and the U.S.S.R. since World War II. Izvestia, the government newspaper, said on Thursday, the day after President Kennedy announced he had authorized the deal, that such authorization had been made. It did not say that Moscow would buy, but such an inference should have been clear to astute readers of the Soviet press. Obtaining Visas Head of the mission is Deputy Trade Minister Sergei Borisov. He and three other officials were being issued visas today and were scheduled to fly to New York shortly afterwards. The sales will be on a com mercial basis, not government to government, with payment in gold or dollars. The Russians are said to have sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold in the bank ing centers of Western Europe during the past month to pay for the wheat they are buying from the United States, Canada and Australia. Soviet harvest figures have not yet been released, but the year's crop is estimated to be about one-fifth below the figure of last year. Jessie Is an Honest Canine, Returns Wallet PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jessie, a-one-year-old Labrador who likes to retrieve things, pulled her biggest coup to date Sunday. She returned from her daily run in Fairmount Park with a man's wallet containing $45. This by far topped the softball she retrieved Friday and the baseball Saturday. Her master, Charles E. Rosenberg, turned the wallet over to park guards. Through identification papers, authorities located the owner of the wallet, Luke Jones of New York. Convoy Rolls Past Guards On Autobahn BERLIN (UPI) - A U. S. Army convoy rolled from Berlin to West Germany today, cleared speedily by Soviet guards outside Berlin at the checkpoint where another convoy was held up for 33 hours last week. No trouble was expected at the second Soviet checkpoint at the West German border, where last week's blocked convoy spent another 19 hours. The difference was the size of the convoy. The United States permits its men to dismount and be counted voluntarily when the convoy is large, but insists that they be counted in their vehicles when it is small. Last week, there were 61 men —by U.S. standards z "small" convoy, but apparently by Soviet standards a large one, because they held it up for two days in a vain attempt to force the men to dismount. Today's convoy was large enough to dispel any doubt—149 men in 26 vehicles. Informed sources said there was no intention of holding off troop movements to and from Berlin, which are guaranteed under Four-Power agreement. Copter Crash Kills Six at Idlewild Port NEW YORK (UPI)-A New York Airways helicopter crashed and burned on takeoff at Idlewild Airport today, Rilling six persons, police reported. Police said four passengers and two crewmen on the 25-seat twin-blade craft were killed. The Federal Aviation Agency control tower at the airport said the helicopter, a Boeing Vertol 107, crashed at 12:33 p.m. EDT while taking off. The helicopter was barely off the ground when it plunged to earth, eyewitnesses said. Firemen quickly extinguished the blaze, and the bodies were removed to an open area. The area was strewn with wreckage. Ad Seeks Amazon LONDON (UPI) - An advertiser in the Times of London asked today for an "amazon who is also a craftswoman for shop manageress in Stratford- On-Avon." Korth Quits Naval Post After Spat WASHINGTON (AP)-Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth, who last week protested a tentative Pentagon decision to deny the Navy more nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, is resigning and will be succeeded by Paul Nitze, now an assistant secretary of defense. The White House announced today that President Kennedy accepted Korth's resignation on Saturday. The resignation will take effect Nov. 1. In a letter to Kennedy dated Friday, Korth said he was submitting his resignation "with the utmost regret. . .so that I may return to private business and attend to my pressing private affairs." Earlier last week, Korth persuaded Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara to delay a decision against placing nuclear power plants in planned super carriers. McNamara agreed to delay the decision so Korth could present additional arguments in favor of nuclear engines for the carriers. No Indication There was no indication in the exchange of letters between Kennedy and Korth that the policy dispute between the Navy and McNamara was a factor in Korth's resignation. White House sources also said there was no connection between the resignation and the controversial TFX fighter plane contract. Korth has been secretary of the Navy since December 1961. Before coming to Washington, he was president of a bank at Fort Worth, Tex. It was Korth's connection with the bank that gave rise to inquiries in Congress whether he might be involved in a conflict of interest in the controversial award of a potential multibillion-dollar contract for the TFX fighter-bomber to General Dynamics Corp., which has a plant in Fort Worth. Loan Questioned The bank once made a loan to General Dynamics before Korth came to Washington. The Justice Department investigated and on Sept. 27 cleared Korth of any possible conflict of interest. Nitze has been assistant secretary of defense for internal security affairs since the start of the N administration. When Nitze becomes secretary of the Navy, he will be succeeded as assistant secretary by his deputy, William P. Bundy, who has been at the Pentagon since 1961. Judge Gets Warning LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The receptionist in the Superior Court Jury Commissioner's Office warned the man who came to return his jury summons that "we don't excuse people because of their jobs." But when she learned the reluctant prospective juror was Judge Elmer D. Doyle, who presides in a courtroom just around the hall from her office, she wrote on the summons: "Permanently excused from jury duty." Adenauer to End Service With Regrets BONN, Germany (AP)—Konrad Adenauer, 87, steps reluctantly out of office Tuesday after more than 14 years as the first and only chief executive of the West German Federal Republic. The Adenauer era has brought most of this country from the depths of disaster and disgrace following World War II to strength and prosperity. But Adenauer leaves behind a lingering problem — West Germans still are separated from 17 million fellow countrymen who are under Communist rule. Adenauer's friends say he is responsible for the strength and prosperity and that the Soviet Union has frustrated his efforts to reunite Germany. His enemies say strength and prosperity would have come anyway, and accuse Adenauer of helping prevent reunification, a serious charge in German politics. Adenauer's major accomplishment has been to tie West Germany closely to the West. It was Adenauer who in 1950 first offered the Atlantic Alliance a West German army, despite strong opposition among many Germans to rearmament. Adenauer, who will be succeeded as chancellor by Economics Minister Ludwig Erhard —a man he has publicly opposed—claims as the crowning accomplishment of his rule the friendship treaty he signed last January with President de Gaulle of France. Germany, he says, has at last become reconciled with its traditional enemy. Adenauer has little interest in economics. Many West Germans credit their country's reconstruction and prosperity to Erhard, 66, who has headed the Ministry of Economics since the end of World War II. Cancer Suit Appeal Fails Before Court WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Supreme Court refused today to consider an appeal by a Louisiana widow who unsuccessfully sued two cigaret firm on the grounds they were responsible for her husband's death of lung cancer. The action was taken at the court's first working session of the new term featured by an-" Ike Has Interval Between Celebrations GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, turning 73 today, planned to observe his birthday quietly with his family. Actually, today provides the former chief executive with a restful interval between the festivities planned by his friends to commemorate the occasion. Saturday night friends from his White House days threw a big party for him in nearby Hershey. A Double Affair Tuesday he will be in Wash­ ington for an affair which also will double as a fund-raising dinner for the Republican party. Eisenhower told newsmen Sunday that his schedule today would be quite simple. He and his wife, Mamie, planned to drive to their son John's this afternoon for a traditional birthday party — produced, directed and performed by their four grandchildren. Tonight, the family will gather for dinner at the home of retired Brig. Gen. Arthur S. Nevins who was Eisenhower's plan­ ning officer in the Normandy invasion. Now he serves as supervisor of the vast Eisenhower farm here. Weeping Mob Pays Homage To 'Sparrow' PARIS (UPI) - Crowds of mourning Parisians crashed through steel barriers today and swarmed into Pere Lachaise Cemetery to say goodbye to Edith Piaf, France's "sparrow of the streets." In scenes reminiscent of the funeral of silent-screen star Rudolf Valentino, crying men and women blew kisses and tossed humble bouquets on the little singer's hearse as her body was carried across the city for burial. The death of Miss Piaf last Friday ended one of the most glorious and tragic careers in the French music hall tradition. Edith, "the waif,", was buried beside her father, an itinerant acrobat, and her only child, a girl who died at the age of 18 months. nouncement by the justices of various appeals they were either accepting for argument or rejecting. Immediately after announcement of the court orders, the justices began hearing arguments on the first of five Negro sit-in cases that might have far-reaching impact on the right of private business to practice racial discrimination. The smoking case was brought to the Supreme Court by Mrs. Victoria St. Pierre Lartigue. She sued the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. after the death of her husband in 1955. In seeking damages, she charged that the sale of cigarettes by the two makers implied a "warranty of wholesomeness." Loses Twice Before A New Orleans federal jury ruled against her and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the finding on April 19 of this year. The Supreme Court's brief order today let the lower court findings stand, In a similar case, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a cigarette company can be held liable for the death of a person. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled re arguments on the case for Nov. 1. In the Louisiana case, the circuit court observed that Mrs. L a t r i g u e's husband smoked from the time he was 9 years old. She acknowledged he was a "cigarette fiend." The opinion made no direct reference to a federal government study now being awaited on the possibility of a link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. In other actions today, the Supreme Court: —Agreed to hear an appeal of the Rev. Fred L. Shuttles- borth, Birmingham, Ala., integration leader, of his 1961 conviction of interfering with police during a "freedom ride" incident. For Fourth Time —Decided to hear for the fourth time arguments in the fight of the National Associa- Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Abingdon - 17 Amusement 6 Building 15 Bushnell --- — 6 Classified Ads 20-21 Comics-TV-Radio 18 Editorial 4 Galva 6 Hospital Notes 6 Knoxville 17 Markets 16 Monmouth — 7 Obituary — 19 Sports 12-13-14 Weather 2 Women in the News ..8-9 tion for the Advancement of Colored People against an Alabama law which outlaws the civil rights organization. —Let stand a lower court ruling that other Negroes are entitled to attend Clemson College in South Carolina on the strength of an order earlier this year that let Harvey Gantt become the first of his race to enter the state • supported school. —Rejected an appeal of 11 Savannah, Ga., white residents who protested against the operation of an all-Negro school in their neighborhood. —Agreed to rule whether a native-born citizen can be expatriated and ordered deported because he served in Fidel Castro's Cuban army. The appeal came from Herman F. Marks, 42, a native of Milwaukee, who has been accused by the Justice Department of handling a number of. executions while serving Castro in 1959-60. —Let stand a circuit court order that could open the way for a strike over job security by the Order of Railway Conductors against the Pullman Co. Agreed to examine two state- required oaths challenged by 60 employes of the University of Washington at Seattle. A special three-judge federal court had upheld the oath requirements. —Refused to accept a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging a California state rule governing leasing of a school auditorium. —Accepted a case involving whether a witness can gain immunity from antitrust'prose­ cution by testifying on the same subject before a congressional committee. King Hassan II Calls on Jackie For 30 Minutes MARRAKECH, Morocco (UPI)—Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy was disclosed today to have had a meeting with King Hassan II of Morocco shortly after her arrival here from Athens Sunday night for a three-day private visit. U.S. Secret Servicemen said the king, who sent a special jetliner to Athens for the U.S. First Lady, paid a 30-minute call on Mrs. Kennedy in the Bahia Palace where she is staying with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. The First Lady discovered today that the birth of a Moroccan baby and the intrigues of North African strife were getting more attention than her visit here. The city she chose for her "rest" vacation reverberated with both merrymaking and the stamp of troops. Washington Police Chief Says Capital's Crime Increase Has Become More Vicious HOLDING HANDS—Mamie held Ike's band in a picture posed by the couple at their Gettysburg farm heme in observance of the former president's 73rd birthday anniversary today. Mr. Eisenhower speat • working moraing at his office, but later in the day was to be joined by his grandchildren for a family party. Sunny and mild weather made it possible for the Eisenhowers to pose out-of-doors. UNIT AX WASHINGTON (AP) — Increased crime in Washington, D.C., has been accompanied by a rise in viciousness on the part of criminals, Police Chief Robert V. Murray said today. The nation's capital ranks first in aggravated assaults for cities of its size. In robberies, it ranks second and in over-all crime it is eighth among 16 cities with populations over 500,000. Noticeable Change In a copyrighted interview in the magazine "U.S. News & World Reports," Chief Murray says there as been a noticeable change in the character of violence by criminals since he joined the polic force }n the 1930s. "We had street crimes then," Murray said. "We had purse- snatching, holdups—but I don't think you had the vicious type of crime that you have now. "In other words, they would snatch a purse and run, or they would go in a store and hold up the store owner and take the money. But now there seems to be a great deal of assaults, both on the street and in the business places. . .There are a lot of these assaults that are without reason." 85 Per Cent Murray said he did not see a racial element involved in this violence, "because there are as many colored victims as there are whites." He said that 85 per cent of the serious crimes are committed by Negroes but that 85 per cent of the victims are Negroes too. Chief Murray gave these two reasons for the sharp increase in crime in Washington in recent years: 1. The Supreme Court ruling in the Mallory case that criminals picked up in Washington must be formally charged with a crime almost immediately. 2. A ban by city officials on "investigative arrests."

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free