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Pftps Entertain At Homecomings in Western lllinoli: See Pa* il Report Galesburg Register-Mail Weather Stripe Yello* Continued Mild Tonight, Sunday Mostly Sunny, Somewhat Warmer A Better TV&wtpaper VOLUME LXXII —247 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1963 PRICE SEVEN CENTS JFK Sees Good and Bad Ahead ORONO, Maine (AP) — President Kennedy said today "we still live in the shadow of war" even though "there are new rays of hope on the horizon." Kennedy flatly predicted that basic American-Soviet differences "will give rise to further' — —~ crises, large and small, in the months and years ahead." But he said this is no reason to halt the search for genuine peace. He said Americans should be satisfied in mind and heart that they are doing everything possible to avoid the terrors of nuclear war. The President assessed East- West relations in a major foreign policy address prepared for a University of Maine convocation. In a sense, Kennedy seemed to address himself both to leaders of the Soviet bloc and to American voters exposed to the foreign policy views of Sen. Barry Goldwater. Defends Soviet Pact Repeatedly, Kennedy defended recent American - Soviet agreements assailed by Goldwater, the Arizona Republican who may be Kennedy's opponent in the 1964 presidential election. But he never mentioned Goldwater, even indirectly. He simply cited the agreements and termed them "new opportunities which we cannot afford to miss." In flying to New England, Kennedy was dogging Goldwater's footsteps. Three days ago, the senator sharply criticized the President's foreign and domestic policies in a speech at Boston, where Kennedy will address a Democratic fund-raising dinner tonight. The President, in his campus address, called attention to the timing of his remarks — one week before the first anniversary of the grave crisis that followed the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba. And he said the recent "pause Idaho Jokers Settle for Pair of Queens MOSCOW, Idaho (AP)-University of Idaho men were keen to choose a homecoming queen, but from five finalists they couldn't pick between a pair. So they picked both of them. Tied in the all-male campus vote were Kathy Baxter, 20, a reddish blonde from Buhl, Idaho and Jeri Ross, 20, a brunette from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. There is a happy bonus for alumni president James Roper of Burley, Idaho. He will get to give two pretty girls congratulatory kisses, instead of one. in the cold war" was achieved "by the firmness we displayed a year ago as well as by our restraint—by our efforts for defense over the last two years as well as our efforts for peace." New Astronaut 1 s Lady Friends Don't Object HOUSTON (AP) - Newsmen always ask new astronauts: "What does your wife think of your making space flights?" The standard answer is: "She is enthusiastic." Capt. Clifton C. Williams Jr., 31-year-old Marine, studied the question a moment, then answered: "None of my lady friends voiced any objection." Williams is the only bachelor among the 30 astronauts. Search for Inmate NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI)-Donald Whittakers was sitting in his cell at Nottingham Prison when he read in a newspaper that police were still hunting him following an August jail break. He wrote to the newspaper Friday that he has been back in custody for five weeks. Red-faced police said they were busy investigating a murder at the tune and his capture had not been recorded. Allies Watch Berlin Visit Of Gromyko BERLIN (UPI) - Western officials today were concerned that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's visit to East Berlin might result in new pressure against allied rights in the city. Gromyko flew here Friday night on his way back to Moscow from the United Nations and immediately conferred with East German Communist chief Walter Uibricht. The East German news agency said their talks included "regulation of the West Berlin question," which means Communist demands for a demilitarized "free city" of West Berlin and the withdrawal of Western troops. These demands are not new, but Western officials were worried because it is the first time they have been revived since the East-West thaw that, began with last summer's nuclear test ban agreement. There was also concern over the Soviet harassment of allied troop convoys between Berlin and West Germany in the past two weeks. Observers here believe Gromyko's remarks indicate that the convoy incidents were not incidental or low-level mixups, as many had hoped. MoreBaiis WASHINGTON (UPI)-Mme. Ngo Dihh Nhu, the beautiful but controversial First Lady of South Viet Nam, today continued her non-stop criticism of U.S. policies. She was scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. EDT at Georgetown University, and probably would seek to answer critics of the South Vietnamese government and its actions towards Buddhist monks and U.S. newsmen. Her major appearance Friday was before the National Press Club where she charged that some U.S. State Department officials were guilty of "treason" because some economic aid to South Viet Nam has been frozen. The action, she said, was a "childish gesture." The United States recently ordered a hold-up of funds to finance Viet Nam's commercial imports. "I don't know precisely who is guilty of treason," she said, "but whoever hampers economic aid, I think they are guilty." During an evening appearance before 1,500 persons at Howard University, Mme. Nhu repeated points made in earlier speeches. 250 Registered For Danville NAACP Parley DANVILLE, 111. (AP) — Alleged school segregation in Chicago, Joliet and Cairo is one of the main topics on the agenda of the state meeting today of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. About 250 delegates registered Friday at the opening of the three-day convention. Business sessions began today. Dr. L. H. Holman of Joliet, state president of the NAACP, said discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations are other major items on the agenda. Home Welds Party Names Cabinet Rockefeller Concedes He's Behind CONCORD, N.H. (AP)-Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller moved across this key political state today, conceding he is running behind and pledging to "fight a little harder" in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Rockefeller said Friday night he knew he was lagging in the unofficial polls but declared he had no intention of running for cover "when the going gets a little rough." Primary in March The New York governor moved to the brink of a formal declaration of candidacy for the GOP nomination as he opened a campaign to win support in New Hampshire. The state will hold the first presidential preference primary of 1964 on March 10. Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, leader of the conservative wing of the Republican party, seems to command support of a majority of Republicans in New Hampshire at the moment. Get GOP Compliments WASHINGTON (UPI) - Secretary of- Agriculture OrviUe fc; Freeman; a frequent target of Republican congressmen, is in for a pleasant surprise—a letter of "sincere compliments" from Rep. Walter Norblad, R-Ore. Norblad praised Freeman and the Agriculture Department for seeking a special rail freight rate for surplus corn destined for Japan. The Japan Food Agency has said it would increase its U.S. corn purchases if the grain can be made available at West Coast ports. Resigns Earldom To Seek Election LONDON (UPI)—Foreign Secretary Lord Home, a Scottish peer with a title three centuries old, was appointed prime minister today by Queen Elizabeth. The announcement of Home's royal appointment meant that he had managed to form a government despite dissension in the Conservative party ranks over his selection by retired Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Home announced he would resign his earldom and run for election in the House of Commons as Alexander Douglas- Home. "We are going to work together and win the next election," he told the crowd outside No. 10 Downing St. on his return from the palace. Home was expected to announce his cabinet by Monday. Home consulted party leaders Friday and today before forming a government and returning to Buckingham Palace, where he had been named as prime minister-designate Friday. Kisses Queen's Hand Almost exactly 23 hours after he was asked by the queen to form a new government, he sealed the appointment with a formal kissing of the queen's hand, a tradition followed for {-hundreds of .years, .. Home apparently overcame the resistance of three of the cabinet members he had edged out in the competition to succeed Macmillan. They were Deputy Premier R.A. Butler, Science Minister Lord Hailsham, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Reginald Maudling. The 60-year old Home, who served three years as Macmil lan's foreign minister, was opposed by many in the party because of his lack of practical political experience. But in a series of talks Friday and today, he apparently convinced the party powers that Macmillan was right in selecting him to lead the Conservatives in general elections which must be held in the next 12 months. Home spent more than an hour this morning with Butler, who had been the favorite to succeed Macmillan almost to the end. Butler's support was the key to Home's success in forming a cabinet. Observers had set a time limit of one or two days for Home, to succeed and had predicted that if he failed to assemble a cabinet by then he would have been forced to turn the job over to someone else. NEW ASTRONAUTS - New astronauts, who stand a good chance of landing oo moon some day, are shown above at their introduction in Houston, Tex., Friday. Left to right, top to bottom, they are Walter Cunningham, Van Nays, Calif.; Lt. Cmdr. Richard Gordon, Monterey, Calif.; Mnj. Edwin Aldrin, Houston; Capt. Clifton Williams, Quantico, Va.; Capt. T C Freeman and Capt. Michael Collins, Edwards, Calif.; Capt. Don Eisele, Rutland AFB, N.M,; Capt. William Anders, Albuquerque. N.M.; Capt. Charles Bassett, Edwards; Lt. Alan C. Bean, Jacksonville, Fla.; Russell Scbweikart, Lexington, Mass.; Capt. David Scott, Edwards, and Lt. Eugene Cerium, Monterey, tNUAX Stage Set For Fight on Foreign Aid WASHINGTON (AP) - The stage has been set for a lively Senate floor fight over foreign aid. The Foreign Relations Committee Friday assured a battle by voting to restore $700,290,000 of $1 billion the House had slashed from President Kennedy's program. After weeks of consideration the committee approved a bill carrying authority for $4,202,365,000 for military and economic assistance abroad this budget year—only $327,250,000 less than the White House asked for. The storm signals were unfurled immediately. Dirksen Sees Cuts Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, who con tends that the congressional and public temper is running against the aid program, predicted deeper reductions when the Senate begins debate on the measure a week from next Monday. Sen. Allen J. Ellender, D-La., told reporters he will make a fight to cut the bill back to the $3,502,075,000 voted by the House. The committee wrote into the bill a 2 per cent interest rate on all loans abroad, to become effective after the fifth year of each loan. Under the provision, the government must charge not less than three-fourths of 1 per cent a year for the first five years. Dillon Tells Businessmen Tax Cut Vital HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP)Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon told the country's biggest businessmen today that the "chronic postwar pattern of recession and abortive recovery" cannot be cured without a tax cut. Dillon, addressing the autumn meeting of the Business Council assured the 100 corporation executives the $ll-billion tax bill will loosen the "repressive grip of high tax rates upon investment incentives." Coupled with last year's tax relief measures, Dillon reported in his prepared speech the bill now before the Senate Finance Committee "will increase the after-tax profitability on new investment by nearly 35 percent." The secretary renewed President Kennedy's promise of tight controls on federal spending, an anti-inflationary assurance demanded by virtually all businessmen as a condition of tax reduction. Truck Driver Killed After Brakes Fail CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) - A man who heroically clung to a brakeless, runaway truck, and yelled warnings to those in its path, was killed Friday night when the truck rammed two vehicles and a gas station. Fatally crushed when the truck overturned was Willy Lee Brown, a Negro. Brown's brother Nathaniel and Edward Lee Thomas, 20, driver of the truck, were injured. Henry Odum, 61, and his wife Lily, 65, of Screven, Ga., were critically injured when the swerving truck plunged into their pickup. The truck, loaded with logs, lost its brakes on an overpass near the center of Callahan, a community of 10,000 on U.S. route 1 near the Georgia line. Enroute through town it sideswiped an automobile carrying five passengers and hit the pickup truck. Three calves in the pickup were killed. Orders Cars Returned WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Interstate Commerce Commission Friday ordered the nation's railroads to return boxcars to eight Midwestern lines facing a shortage during the peak grain shipping season. The order, which takes effect Monday and expires Dec. 31, applies to cars owned by the Burlington, Santa Fe, Northwestern Soo Line, Northern Pacific, Milwaukee Road, Great Northem and Rock Island railroads. NEW PRIME MINISTER—Lord Home, Britain's new prime minister, is shown leaving his new residence, No. 10 Downing St., to report to queen that he was successful in forming new cabinet. UNIFAX Travel Blocked on Algerian Frontier As Conflict Looms ALGIERS (APj i-|Algerian authorities halted air, train and highway traffic between Algerian and Morocco today as the frontier conflict between the two nations worsened. The stoppage was not officially announced. But passengers about transportation - ^ " Pentagon Loses Round In Committee be on inquiring to Morocco were told all services were interrupted. Asked when they would resumed, clerks replied: "There is no information that subject." Telephone and telegraph communications were still functioning. Relations Maintained Diplomatic relations have not been formally broken off. There was no sign of activity at the Moroccan embassy in Algiers, however, and telephone calls remained unanswered. Until Friday, the conflict was confined to a remote strip of the Sahara centerd 900 miles southwest of Algiers, where the frontier has long been in dispute. The fighting now seemed to be spreading northeastward even to regions where the line is clearly marked and has never been challenged by either side. In Marrukech, King Hassan II of Morocco accused Algeria of trying to promote a full-scale war by attacking two outposts outside the contested Sahara zone. Marshal Tito Recovers From Flu Attack WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (UPI) — President Tito of Yugoslavia had breakfast in his bedroom today and appeared well on the way to recovery from an attack of apparent influenza. A State Department official told newsmen in a 10:30 a.m., EDT briefing: "Marshal Tito continues to show improvement this morning. His temperature is normal. His doctors are urging him to stay in bed today. He is eating breakfast in his bedroom." Aides were preparing a revised schedule for the 71-year- old Balkan leader. Tito was stricken Thursday night and remained in bed Friday, can­ celling the California portion of his U.S. tour. Deluxe Service SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPI) — Stewards outnumbered first-class passengers 10-1 on the 25,000-ton liner Stirling Castle when it arrived here recently from Cape Town, South Africa. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The civilian chiefs of the Pentagon have gone another round with the House Armed Services Committee—and lost. At a subcommittee meeting, nine members pushed through a bill Friday aimed at what they consider is too much civilian interference with the armed services. And there may be more rounds before the year is out in the long bout. The committee is expected to start battering the Defense Department for a few moves made toward eliminating racial discrimination near military bases. Simple on Surface On the surface, the bill approved Friday would make a simple change: It would set a flat four-year term—without reappointment—for all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Under present laws, the President usually—but not always— makes appointments for two years and then reappoints the chief if he wants to keep him longer. But the bill has more significant overtones, for it stems from a belief by some subcommittee members that there is a civilian gag on the military chiefs, a gag that could be plucked away by the security of a four-year term. 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