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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JULY 11,1000 Congo Government Asks UN To Restore Order LEOPOLDVILLE. The Congo (AP> — The Congo government has asked the United Nations to intervene and restore order in this those power-crazed African soldiers." he said. Refugees were streaming out of the troubled land despite efforts former Belgian territory, Belgian j of the Congolese army to check Minister Ganshof van der Meersh! the flow and appeals from the said today. i native government to sit tight. The appeal was forwarded Sun- 'A radio appeal for help came day after talks between the U.S. Ambassador Clare Ttmberlake, President Joseph Kasavubu, Pre- from Yanga, about 100 miles from Stanleyville, declaring "we Whites are surrounded and are being at- MOSTLY SUNNY, WARMER It will be generally fair in the nation Is forecast for the Atlantic coast from tonight except for scattered showers South Carolina to Maine and on the and thundersnowers in the Lakes area Gulf coast. It will be cooler in the up* and the northern and central Appa- per Mississippi valley. (AP Wirephoto lachians. A continued warming trend Map.) WeatherForecast Ike Outlines Aid Plan For Latin Americans NEWPORT, R.I. (API - President Eisenhower today outlined a U.S. good-will aid program for Latin American nations, but said Cuba's Castro regime would be included only if it shows willingness to cooperate. At a news conference at the summer White House, Eisenhower declined to go to any extent into the Cuban crisis. For example, he brushed aside a question about his reaction to a hint by Cuba's President that Cuba might demand the United States abandon its Guantanamo naval base. The President declared he would wait for such a demand before having tiny comment. ••-••• Eisenhower's only comment on Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's pledge last Saturday of all- out support to the Fidel Castro regime, was that he regarded Khrushchev's remarks as very crude. The Khrushchev pledge brought from Eisenhower over the weekend a warning that the United States would not tolerate the establishment of a regime in Cuba dominated by international communism. Eisenhower met with newsmen today after he and Secretary of State Christian A. Herter had conferred for nearly two hours on the Cuban crisis and the new U.S. plan to bolster economic and social standards in Latin American nations. which respects the dignity and rights of all to improving the opportunities of the bulk of the population to share in contributing to an expanding national product... "Third, within this framework, we need to consider whether there are better ways to accelerate the trend which is already evident toward greater respect for human rights and democratic government based on the will of the people as expressed in free and periodic elections. "The United States, with its tradition of democracy, is opposed to tyranny of any form—whether of the left or of the right." Herter, who flew to the summer White House from Washington Sunday, sat at Eisenhower's side during the session with about 60 newsmen. After reading the statement, Eisenhower spent about 15 minutes answering questions. One of the first was whether he expected all of the Latin-American nations— particularly Cuba—to cooperate in the U.S. plan. In reply. Eisenhower in effect; barred Cuba under present tension-ridden circumstances in its bitter quarrel with this country. He said that only those nations which show a willingness to cooperate would benefit under any U.S. aid program. The President declined to estimate how much additional money i the administration might ask Con- Alton and vicinity — Mostly sunny and warmer today with th3 high near 90. Fair with lit- tie change in temperature tonight. Low in low 70s. Tuesday mostly sunny and continued warm and humid with chance of afternoon thundershowers. High near 90, Extended Forecast Illinois — Temperatures will average 3-4 degrees above normal. Normal highs 84 in north to 91 in south. Normal lows 63 in north to 72 in south. Warm and humid throughout most of week, but a little cooler in north portion late Wednesday or Thursday. Precipitation will total one- half to one inch in widely scattered thunder showers during week but becoming more numerous about Wednesday or Thursday. for planes to Europe. They are crowded into hotels, schools,! church halls and temporary refu-| gee camps. Dysentery is reported! to have broken out in one camp, j I Planes Aid Whites in mier Patrice Lumumba nnd Dr.(tacked." Ralph Bundle, United Nations! At least 3,000 whites, mostly troubleshooter. Belgians., were waiting in the No response from the United | former French Congo city of Braz- Nations has yet been received, saville, across the Congo River, Rebellious Congolese troops were reported terrorizing whites today in Luluajwurg and Stanleyville and fleets of planes were rushed to help European refugees flee the torn new African nation. Van der Meersh saw Congolese officials to arrange for,entrance of Belgian troops into Matadi and Boma, two Congo River ports west of Leopoldvilie where Negro soldiers for a time halted the departure of ships. A spokesman said the Belgian troops main job will be to get supply lines open and to restore normal rail traffic j and shipping. j The Congo appeal to the United Nations was first urged last week by many Belgians when disorders broke out in Leopoldvilie. (In Geneva, U.N.'Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold cut short a visit to Geneva to return to New York headquarters because of the Congo situation. He went to Geneva for a meeting of the U.N. Economic and Social Council). TOP DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES The four top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination posed in a smiling four-way handshake at a big reception in Beverly Hills for delegates. Left to right: Sens. Stuart Symington of Missouri, Lyndon Johnson of Texas and John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, and Adlai Stevenson. (AP Wirephoto.) SaftmelLubell Plank Pledges Bold Attack on Discrimination Congo Crisis Public Is Concerned Over Crisis in Foreign Affairs By LYNN HEINZERLING LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo (AP)—Fleets of planes rushed to rescue whites today from the Congo as Belgian troops fought African soldiers running wild in defiance of native leaders of the By SAMUEL LUBELL As the Democratic convention Eisenhower announced that hcj has instructed Herter to confer with representatives of these nations. If additional money is needed from Congress to finance the aid program, he will ask for it, EisenKbwer said. In outlining the plan, the President took no specific note of the tense situation regarding Cuba. In a prepared statement, he did say, however, that Latin America is passing through a social and political transformation, and added that "dictatorships are I gress to supply to finance the pro- By OVID A. MARTIN LOS ANGELES (AP)—A plank pledging a bold federal attack on racial discrimination, written over strong Southern objections, appeared headed today for adoption in the Democratic party platform. The platform goes before the Democratic National Convention Tuesday after preliminary action today by the full Platform Corn- falling by the wayside." The President went on: "Moderate groups, seeking orderly reform, are contesting with dictators of both right and left who favor violence and authoritarianism. Many of the extremists frequently endeavor to intro- d-ice dogmas which are inim- icable to the traditions of the Western Hemisphere. "The interests of the United States, now less than those of all the Americas, are directly involved in this struggle, a threat to the security of the hemisphere. It is imperative that institutions be developed and strengthened sufficiently to permit the people's Deeds to be met through orderly processes of change." Liberty Dignity "A renewed hemispheric determination to preserve principles of liberty and the dignity of man is needed. There is also an ur- Belgian paratroops arrived in I the trouble centers of Luluabourg and Stanleyville to try to control the rampaging troops. Van der Meersh said Negro troops withdrew from Luluabourg after Belgian troops landed there. At Stanleyville, however, radio reports said Negro soldiers still occupied the airfield. Luluabourg, in the center of the Congo and once intended to become the republic's new capital, was reported still in a state of near panic, with mutineers attacking white civilians and looting homes and stores. At least 10 Europeans were killed in the weekend of violence. Official Belgian reports said three were killed and one wounded when African rebels besieged hundreds of whites in a hotel hi Luluabourg Sunday. They were rescued by Belgian paratroopers. 33 Killed , Seven Europeans, including the Italian vice consul, and 25 Con- {opens in Los Angeles, the mood of the nation is one of deep concern, stirred by the troubled course of events abroad. Asked "What is the biggest problem before the nation?" the overwhelming majority of people I have talked with pick some aspect of the cold war with Russia. young republic. Premier P a't r i c e Lumumba broadcast an appeal for order in the sprawling territory. But he protested the armed Belgian intervention was based on "fallacious excuses." The fighting centered in the rich southern province of Katanga, which has threatened to secede from the Congo and join neighboring British-controlled Rhodesia. "The Congo is falling apart," said a British diplomat in Leo- poldvilie. "This has become a country that is a body without a head. Everything is crippled. AU!. <The Russ jans are trying to goad!events. Many persons share the fears voiced by a pipefitter's wife in New Jersey when she remarked, "The world is living on a banana peel." dell Willkie's nomination. But today, as yet. no candidate and neither party has caught Jesse James in Jail, Can't Raise $100 Bail BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP)-Jesse James is In jail today, unable to raise $100 in bail. The 30-year-old namesake of the infamous Missouri bandit was ar rested with four other persons Saturday night after police broke up a brawl in a restaurant park ing lot. For Razing Building Anthony LaRoss was low bidder at $1,400 when proposals were received by the city at 10 a.m. today cm the demolition of a 2*tory brick buHdtaf at 623 Belle St. which was recently acquired under the city MPT project for opening W. 8th street from Plasa to Belle. Three proposals were iubmlt- ted in response to the bid call. Nathaniel Thompson of 21 E. 17th St., bid at $1,500; and J. Frank Rowden & Son of 214 W. Dolmar Ave., bid at $1,725. The bids were opened at the office of City Manager Graham W. Watt with Harold Sehwaab. state engineer, representing the Division of Highways, and City Engineer Thomas F. Griffin Jr. the city department of public works. The award of a contract by the City Council will be subject to approval of the Division of Highways because cost is to be defrayed from motor fuel tax funds. Manager Watt said the bids would be: checked and reported to the Council at it* meeting next Wednesday, and that he hoped a contract could he nwnrded within the following week. the public's imagination terms of the crisis abroad. , , „ . , . ... State Engineer Schwaab. a in| Police said they caught J««*j former A ltonian, noted that the James with a broken bottle in his I , ow bid wfls we]] under the Some partisans, it is true, contend, "The Republicans have goofed long enough," or "Every time the Democrats come in we have war." But most of the people I have interviewed see little difference between the parties or candidates on the major cold war issues. Partly, this reflects the belief that what this country does will hand and charged him with dis-| maled CQRt of $U62> and tna , orderly conduct. he'll have good advisers." On some domestic issues, contrast, the electorate does ox- pect meaningful action from the convention. The keenest interest swim directed at a, possible he felt an award could be expe- ! dried. inj Included in the project is removal of some concrete foundation walls of a former outbuilding on the site, and the refilling of the basement excavation of medical program for the aged, the brick building with sand, civil rights, Federal aid to ed-| The city is having the building ucation and farm surpluses. removed because of its rundown mittee. Approval by both groups Congo. golese were killed in fighting at! J^er^ in Elisabethville, capital of the rich " Katanga province in the lower seemed certain. gram. He also said he did not know whether such a request would go to Congress when it re-; But unanswered was what Dixie convenes next month after the delegates might do about it. They political conventions, or whether on the other hand, the request would wait until next January in the waning days of his term in the White House. At Naval Base could walk out of the convention in protest as some did in 1952 to express dissatisfaction with a civil rights stand taken then. Or they could stay and fight out the issue on the convention floor and Following up their summer j take a probable defeat. White House conference of Sun-i Their final decision, some of day Eisenhower and Herter met at 8 a.m. at the President's naval base office. them said, was tied to the fate of the candidacy of Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas for the party's They conferred against the | presidential nomination, background of the Soviet's rocket-1 KHix'lanl rattling support of Cuba's Castro j southern backers of the Texan Belgian troops, called in by Katanga provincial officials, brought most of the native troops under control, but looting and pillaging was reported continuing. One report said a large number of whites were barricaded in a building in the center of the city. Premier Patrice Lumumba and; President Joseph Kasavubu left in a Belgian plane for Luluabourg and Elisabethville in an effort to is chaos. Law and order are rapidly disintergrating." Condltlon-s Chaotic , Conditions generally were chaotic. Public transport, mail and communications were seriously disrupted. Food supplies were uncertain. Heaviest fighting was reported around Elisabethville, capital of Katanga Province. There at least 31 persons, 6 of them whites were reported killed. 1 About 800 Belgian paratroopers land commandos went into action ion the appeal of provincial Pre- Imier Moise Tshombe to restore second largest city in The Congo, but pockets of rebels held out. Several hundred Europeans be- seiged in a hotel in Luluabourg, I in Kasai Province to .-the north, were rescued .by Belgian paratroops dropped on the city. Frank UlCUlCl UCCi. lli«v vvimi vi«*j9 %,vu»***,7 \*v**\* ..•»» — — _.._..,„ , •*! j I*, t *3 I Other typical comments run.be decided by still unforeseen > Some voters pick inflation as j condition which made it Inadvis- the biggest problem before the j able for leasing in the period us into war," or "Look we're being pushed around Cuba and Japan," or "Communism is spreading all the time." or "We're losing prestige all over the world." No domestic problem draws imore than a ninth of the responses that foreign problems do. At this writing, in sum thei PHOENIX. Ariz. IP — A utility company has they'll all do what must be done! when the time qomes." \ Nor do people see posed be-! mood of the electorate poses j ^^"the" "problems "of" mean fore them any clear-cut choice i something of a paradox. »e-| s and ]ocked fcnce gatcg lts of possible actions that might between the Democrats and Repub-! mpter readerg mw are taken. Fair numbers complain, ' licans. the public sees more of a, . "Foreign aid is misused." There!difference in terms of domestic;' ** i t . « • mf » llltlll IL7 VJ'^ III*.J Once before in modern times j is also a widespread readiness; issues. But it is foreign affairs | street o ,. al)ey the Presidential conventions op-jto pay higher taxes to strength-! that concern the voters most. —: ened with events abroad upper-Jen our defenses, but a widely- One challenge of the conven- most in the public mind. In 1940,1 held sentiment was voiced by tions to both the Democrats and the Republicans met in Phila-jone New York City clerk, "The Republicans is whether they can delphia shortly after Hitler's j world is so mixed up you'd have succeed in identifying themselves blitzkrieging forces swept to the'to be God to straighten it out. "j with this dominant concern in English Channel. The fall of 1 Others feel, "Only time will j the minds of the people. France was probably the deter-1 tell. All we can do is try to ; mining factor that led to Wen- pick the best man and hope binoculars, enabling them to do their work from the (c). 1960. United Feature Syndicate, Inc. PAY ALL YOUR BILLS I* ONE PLACE BUDGET SERVICE 321 KM! Broadway HO 8-3118 regime—and Eisenhower's stern warning over the weekend that the Soviets had better not try to set up a regime in Cuba dominated by international communism. A new facet to the mounting crisis was a hint from Cuba's 1 President that his country might demand that the United States give up its Guantanamo naval base in eastern Cuba. Eisenhower, wearing a dark- blue business suit, came to his oftice by automobile from Ft. Adams, the temporary White House across Narragansett Bay from Hi*' main naval base. Herter was waiting for the Pres- Udent at the base office. Also sitting in at the conference were Roy R. Rubottom, assistant secretary of state lor inter-American affairs, and other aides. gent need for a broader and more vigorous cooperative attack by all < n ,, D American governments and peo-| rOllCC Ke pies if adequate progress with freedom, is to be achieved." The U.S. program for such cooperative help will be set forth were reluctant to stir up too much trouble at this point lest such action embarrass him with Northern delegaes who support him for the nomination but also favor a strong civil rights declaration. They said drastic action by Southern delegates might well be associated with Johnson, inasmuch as he represents a Southern state and has many Dixie votes for the nomination. Northern civil rights groups were jubilant over the plank approved Sunday night by a 20-member drafting committee of the convention's full 109-member resolutions Committee. It gave them just about everything they had hoped for. The drafting committee also approved other planks covering foreign and other domestic issues, but civil rights promised the biggest fight. Speaking for the Southland dele; gates, Sen. Sam J. Ervtn of North Carolinp said he could not accept calm the rebellious troops and the anxious whites. . Invaded Airfield Another flareup was reported in Stanleyville, storied city astride the equator in the northeast. The Belgian radio said Congolese troops mutinied, invaded an airfield and prevented a plane loaded with refugees from taking off. The Stanleyville rebels disarmed their European officers and took over command, and later "invaded the European city about two miles from the airfield," the Belgian broadcast said. Leopoldville, however, was generally calm and there was less patrolling by native army units than previously. A U.S. Air Force Globemaster! capable of carrying 200 passengers | flew into the Congo to pick upi Americans and other refugees. I The Globemaster took off from' Salisbury airport in Southern Rhodesia for the Belgian Kamina military base in Katanga. A Belgian government officer still working for the Congolese expressed doubt Lumumba could restore order. Vandergrif of Birmingham, Ala., a Presbyterian missionary, reported four whites had been killed in Luluabourg. Port Installations | trol of port installations that rebel Congolese troops had seized at Kitona, Boma and Matadi, at the! New accounts jubilee ends July 31 . ... Wan new to stop by. Savings accounts insured safe up to $10,000 by FSLIC. Handy front door teller's window . . . Free front door parking. I mouth of the Congo River. ; i Belgian troops liberated about; 200 Europeans held prisoner by! Cpngolese mutineers at Coma, oni the frontier of the Ruanda-Urundi' Tmt Territory, and freed another group of whites held captive in a: train at Kabalo, in northern Kat-i anga. j The Belgian government started I flying in 2,000 troops to reinforce; 4,000 left in the territory and in| nearby Ruanda-Urundi when The I Congo became independent June! 130. Premier Tshombe of Katanga, Province, describing himself as the "head of state," appealed to 1 Rhodesia to send troops to help! fio Confidence "We can have no confidence in itlio civil rights proposal He wasj the M iwace 0 , such leaders over to recognize Katanga as a separ-; ate state. j Supplied Dropped | Royal Rhodesian Air Force planes dropped blar!;ets and medical supplies along The Congo border for wiiite refugees fleeing from the Congolese soldiers, some Hushed with their new-found free-; dom and some with drink. South-West Africa is ready to proceed with its Mariental Dami project, Windhoek learns. detail regarding this country's Members of the Alton Junior proposals, Eisenhower set them;Chamber of Commerce and torth this way ! Reilley Bros.. Inc., discovered "Ftart. we need to consider with the car missing while they were other American republics practi- cleaning up the area around the cai ways in which developing i Alton High School. countries can nuike faster prog- s Walter Judy. Heilley Bros, raw in meeting their own needs | lnc . e alled police around 4 p. and ways in which their friends j m . antl reported the racer miss- can most effectively cooperate j i nSi with them... "I nave in mind the opening of new areas of arable land for settlement and productive use. I Jhave in mind better land utilization, within a sy«lem which provide* opportunity for (rev, self I*Uant men to own land, without tll ^ violating the rights of others. I rcJK )" r tB~J tt id" on in- small Alton police received un anonymous call at 7:03 this morning from a woman who reported she saw four children take the; racer into a patch ol weeds at j wna j y the rear ol 33 Sullivan Dr. of Texas, a Johnson supporter. Ervin declined to speculate, however, on what steps (hut Dixie delegates might take. Wording of the plunk was not) made public. But it promised to,' use (nil legislative and adminis-j trative powers of the federal government to end racial discrimination in voting, public education, employment, housing, and other fields. The proposal also expressed and understanding for peaceful sit-in clem- Police lnve stigated and lound .. BOmewha , torn up -. zap have in mind other nunimumb for decent liv- IB both urbtuj and rural en- ) our common etorU goal* "it>Je attention given in a manner ;onstratioiin carried on by student groups in many parts of Hie South against lunch-counter restrictions. T h e se demonstrations have i Police located the lour chll-i evoked bitter Southern criticism idren, whose ages ranged from | and arrest of many participants. i9 to 11, and brought them to| Ervin contended the reference BMdl 10 bfe police headquarters. The children, all boys, said they would repair the damage before returning the racer to its owner. "RenoT'Nev.rwus founded in The Lriv Canal opened in to the sit-in strikes would, in effect, constitute party endorsement ol the demonstrations. A U.S. humbiTgei 1 sttuid was featured at a London department store's American display 4TH A PIASA ALTON ONLY DEALER IN THE ALTON-WOOD RIVER AREA IF IT ISN'T LIKE THIS IT IS NOT - FLEXSTEELI NEATH BEFORE YOU BUY INSIST ON LOOKING UNDER- YOUR ilVINGROOM FURNITURE. THE OENUINEI COME TO LA LI OPM M«*y Nllti UMU f DISCOVER HIGHEST DIVIDEND! tfc&Sas^^Sfe- P/US FREE GIFTS FOR SAVING! SAVE $100 OR MORE! 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