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Laurel Leader-Call (Newspaper) - June 22, 1961, Laurel, Mississippi TODAY'S THOUGHT Good manners and good 6pe�ch are the magic master keys to the good life. �re Downtown Parking For Our Customers High Joday Southeastern Mississippi GlfM Heather Details under Briefs 50th Year No. 64 ma Laurel, Miss., Thursday, June 22, 1961 Daily Since 1911 r. . j Madagascar Plan UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Czechoslovak U.N. Delegate Mi-foslav Nacvalac planned to leave for home today to escape deportation as a spy. The 39-year-old diplomat, No. 3 man in his country's U.N. delegation, had Reservations on a French airliner for himself, his Wife and two small sons. Nacvalac, accused by (he U.S. government of being Czechoslovakia's 'top spy in .the country, had rejected an earlier U. S. demand that he leave the country. Status Is Revoked He changed his plans after Washington announced it had revoked his status as a member of Czechoslovakia's U.N. mission, making him an alien in the country illegally. The United States said he could pither leave voluntarily or be deported. Czechoslovakia - and Nacvalac -denied the U.S. charges and accused the United States of violating the "headquarters" agreement between the United States and the U.N., which establishes the special rights and diplomatic immunity of foreign diplomats accredited to the U.N. A spokesman for the Czechoslovak delegation said his government would continue to press in the U.N, to prove that the United States had no right to oust Nacvalac. The Communist bloc was expected to make extensive use of the incident in its campaign to move U.N. headquarters from New York to Vienna or some oth-r "neutral" European city. with Nacvalac in a New York restaurant, had tried to enlist him as a spy. The protest said that after he turned them down, the U.S. mission to the U.N. demanded that he leave the country. Wanted to Defect The State Department in reply said Nacvalac had indicated he wanted to defect and that he was ordered out after he showed he was not sincere. On Tuesday, in a detailed note to U.N, Secretary-General Dag Hanirharskjold, the United States charged Nacvalac paid $1,700 over a three-year period to a U.S. Army language instructor in Monterey, Calif., for Information on students at the Army Language School. The instructor, a naturalized American of Czech origin, worked in cooperation with the FBI and gave Nacvalac false information, the United States said. The U.S. note to Hainmarskjold also charged that Nacvalac was ' 'chief of Czechoslovak civilian intelligence operations in the United States." JERUSALEM (AP) - Adolf Eichman testified today he tried to save Europe's Jews by creating a homeland for them on the island of Madagascar. The former Gestapo lieutenant colonel said he conceived the "Madagascar plan" that was juggled around in high Nazi circles in 1940 but never got past the paper stage. Eichmann identified principal portions of the plan as his own, particularly a study of climate and living conditions on the French island off the East African coast. The defendant, accused of a major role In the Nazi extermination of six million Jews, did not explain how or when the Madagascar scheme foundered. Israel has produced evidence that Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Gestapo chief Rcinhnrd Heydrich decided on mass extermination "as the final solution of the Jewish problem" early in 11)41. Hitler, in published accounts of his informal nightly conversations over tea, said he rather favored the Madagascar scheme for a while because conditions there would eventually wipe out the Jews. On the wi tn ess s ta n d for the (Continued On Page Eleven) nil First Time It was the first time the U.S. government had forced the recall of a diplomat attached to a U.N. delegation. Previously the United States had successfully demanded the withdrawal of Soviet U.N. Secretarial employes accused of espionage activities. Czechoslovakia protested to the U.N. secretariat' last weekend that earlier in the week two U.S. Intelligence agents, at a meeting Dillon Urges WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon says the administration's long-range foreign aid program was based on the assumption of continuing "cold war tension.'' Dillon appealed for congressional approval of the program in testimony Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He said the administration did not take into account the mounting East-West pressures over Berlin in planning the program. However, the secretary, who served In the Eisenhower administration as undersecretary the Soviet threat "very serious." Dillon said the United States was working hard with its allies to "find means to progress on this question without in any way relaxing our fundamental principle, which we cannot do, to g'uard the freedom of the people Of West Berlin." NEW YORK (AP) -Longshoremen return to the docks today after a one-day work stoppage that crippled the port of New York. But the week-old nationwide maritime strike grew worse. The number of immobilized American-flag ships rose to at least 150 in 30 ports on the East, West and Gulf coasts. Negotiations were ni a stalemate as the impact of the strike deepened. More industries - especially oil plants-were hit. Taft-Hartley A group of oil producers in Texas asked President Kennedy to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act and obtain a court order for an 80-day cooling-off period. The plea was made in a telegram by the North Texas Oil and Gas Association. One of the ships knocked out of service was the United States^-Queen of the American fleets which was to sail for Europe Saturday with 1,700 vacation, bound passengers, its largest list of the year. Friday's sailings of the liner Constitution and the cruise ship Santa Rose also were canceled. Most Are At Sea Most of the 946 passenger ships, dry cargo ships and tankers flying the American flag -arc at sea and will not be tied up until they reach a United States port." The longshoremen at a masa meeting Wednesday were urged by their leaders to support the strike of 85,000 ships' officers and crewmen. But there was some rank-and-file opposition. The ILA is not directly involved in the strike, but its members have been refusing to cross maritime "union' picket lines. Much of the rally was devoted to criticism of the waterfront commission of New York Harbor, a New York State-New Jersey agency created to combat crime apd racketeering on the waterfront. The commission is seeking to obtain broader powers of policing the piers. And the ILA is bitterly opposed. Charged As Saboteur Bearded Bernard Jerome Brous' tips his hat and shouts "Viva United States" on his way to arraignment before the U. S. commissioner in San Diego, Calif, on charge of sabotaging communications towers in Utah and Nevada, Senate Leader Will Act As Governor JACKSON. Miss. (AP) George Yarbrough of Red Banks, president pro-tem of the state Senate, will act as governor for about eight days starting Friday. Gov. R-oss Barnett and his family'arid Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson and his wile will leave Friday to attend the National Governors' Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Would Erase Signs Uncertainty WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Jacob K. Javits, IVN.Y., offered a resolution today to putthe Senate on record as backing a firm policy for continued support of West Berlin. He said it would help erase "any ambiguity in U.S. policy" that may have been raised by the suggestion of Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana for an Internationally protected "free city" of both East and West Berlin. Raps Mansfield Stand In a speech prepared for delivery in the continuing debate over the Berlin crisis, Javits said that if Mansfield's suggestion were accepted; "all of Berlin would be Communist in six months-and Germany would be divided forever." Tlie United States, Javits declared, must safeguard its obligation to remain In Berlin with the same coolness and the same determination that the Russians are using, not only on that front, but on others," I would be the last to say that this is not without risk," t* ? New York Republican continued, "but I would be the first to say that it is a risk which if not taken is likely to lead to reverses far worse in character - and could lead to defeat." \ .;-v.Tv.,,rv^_.........,.,v^;.v . , Wv~v;*--^.,.,;:J;..,^ W J1 **** v,f mi,. Plugging the June 28 visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile ore these winners in o poster contest omong Junior Red Cross members. From left: Lindo Coughlin, Gory Kennedy, George Port-low, Bob Greene (holding his first placo poster), Foye Monzsngo and Frank Me-Kenzi?. (Staff Photo By Welborn.) Community Bloodmobile Project i i Brings Everybody Into The Act a "Grov ing Awareness" His pr. pared speech, like others which r we occupied this week, reflected Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois described as "growing awareness" that a nev* crisis over Berlin is rapidly building up, (Continued On Page Eleven) An effort to make the Red Cress loodmobile visit to Jones County truly "Community" project is rapidly rounding into shape, according to chairman Walley Ra-haim. "We believe we have a setup to insure more than enough donors the Senate for the visit next Wednesday (June what Snat 28) and to guarantee a steady flow which should exceed quota on all future visits." Civic clubs, youth groups, veterans organizations, men and women, boys and girls, all are combining their efforts toward a suc- cessful, long-term program which Auxiliary, Laurel spreads the work and responsibili- Knights of Pythias, ty, and at the same time, insures the success of this vital community project. Professional Council Lions Club, Business and Women, Girl. Scout and Tri Zelts. Various organizations have promised active assistance to the program. A partial list of these would include: Altrusa Club, Ki-wanis Club, Laurel Garden Clubs, Federated Literarv Clubs, Clvitan The Key Club boys and the Junior Red Cross are doing some of the preliminary leg work in making and distributing posters. Parking space is assured for the June 28 visit, as all parking Club, Laurel Jaycees and Jay- on the YV/CA block of Oak Street, cettes, Veterans of Foreign Wars will be routed elsewhere, and the and the Auxiliary, The American Key Club boys will be on hand to Legion Club, and Auxiliary, Rotary Club Exchange Junior assist donors with any parking problems which might arise. RIE GOP of state, to Berlin said was Police And Riders Await Federal Judges' Decision The administration seeks authority to spend and lend up to $12 billion in foreign aid in the next five years. The program has run Into some opposition in Congress, partly because it would loosen somewhat congressional control cn foreign aid spending. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Challenges to Mississippi's segregation slowed to a snail's pace today after a full day of legal haggling and monetary police action. More "Freedom Riders" were on their way to Jackson today from Berkeley, Calif., via Los Angeles and New Orleans. By taking the route of their predecessors they could reach Jackson no saf?" I sooner than Saturday. And in the legal division, two separate court cases are hanging. U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Mize is expected to rule by Tuesday on a writ of habeas corpus filed by Elizabeth Porter Wyckoff, 45-year-old white rider from New York. Chief Judge Elbert P. Tuttle of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans told federal court there a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for an order to keep police from arresting riders would go before a threee-judge federal court July 10. Arrests during the 29-day siege of Jackson rose to 140 Wednesday Clear through ZURICH, Switzerland (AP). - The three princes of Laos' warring factions agreed today to form a government of national union to be named by the nation's king. The three princes-pro-Western Premier Boun Oiim, neutralist Souvanna Phouma and pro-Communist Souphanouvong-said they would integrate the divided country's three armies into a single force, At the end of their four-day summit meeting, they pledged their support to the future government. A joint communique of the princes, .signed in a salon of Zurich's plush Dolder Hotel, said the been trying to get the rival factions together. Oum from appeared willing to politics in favor of retire Gen. to partly cloudy and mild Friday with widely scattered showers Friday afternoon. Lowest 62-70 tonight. Highest in � 80s Friday. House Nine freedom riders were arrest-|n0w union government would in ed at the Tralhvays bus terminal after entering the all-white waiting room and then failing to obey officers' orders to move on. They were charged with breach of peace as were earlier arrivals. The only white man in the group, Henry Schwarzchild Chicago, asked for permission to get a cup of coffee in the lunch-tContinued on page eleven) elude representatives of the three parties and "will be of a temporary nature," "The government will be formed according to a special procedure, by direct designation and nomination o( his majesty the king with-of lout going through the National Assembly," the communique stated. King Savang Vathana, by Lao-tlan tradition, refrains from taking a hand in politics. But he has 111-Japan Cement Ties The statement added three princes would continue thei discussions on national unity in the future. No date was set. The three princes pledged to support the neutrality of Laos and to support all efforts for an effective cease-fire. The Zurich meeting of princes thus ended without an agreement on the thorniest issue of the Laotian problem-how power should be divided among the pro-Communist, anti-Communist and neutralist factions. It was expected, however, that in any coalition government the conservative faction friendly to the West would get less power than the neutralist and pro-Communist factions, both of which are backed by Red China and the Soviet Union. Phouma Hold* Best lUnd Souvanna Phouma still appears to have the best chance of heading a coalition government. Boun lT>u , , , . c .... . Temperatures for the 24 houi that SnmLT(�o-mS; CicaarS-K J17 am-hleh 83> equipped and partly trained by the United States. While the princes' decision remained in doubt, there was little the East-West conference on Laos, In Geneva, could do. Expose Plot To Kill Adlai On Latin Trip NEW YORK (AP) - The New York World-Telegram and Sun reported today that a �rroup of extremists plotted to kill United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson on his recent visit to Buenos Aires. The newspaper also reported that a U.S. security guard, who had conferred with Argentine police about the alleged assassination, was shot and critically wounded by gunmen four days after Stevenson left. low 62 at 7 a.m. 68. Rainfall, none. Winds today at 11 a.m., West at 2 m.p.h. LAUREL SKIES Friday, June 23 Sunset today ...........7:05 Sunrise tomorrow .....- 4:52 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ______1:49 a.m. Full Moon ....._________June 28 The Moon tonight is moving near the telescopic planet, Neptune. This planet, larger than the Earth, circles the Sun every 165 years and is now about 2,760,000,000 miles from the Earth. Merrill, Forecast RIVER STAGES Pascagoula River at Miss., 14.0 feet, up .7. sharp rise. Pearl River at Pearl River, I^aM 8.2 feet, up .9. Forecast, little change. WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans drove today to knock the multibillion-dollar administration housing bill off the legislative tracks with a low-cost substitute. Their .strategy wns to offer a measure simply extending existing housing provisions for a year, without any of the new or expanded programs included in tha catch-all Democratic legislation. The Democratic program is priced at $4.9 billion by its sponsors and at more than $9 billion by the Republicans. GOP leaders say their measure would cost only $1.1 billion. Democratic leaders already have made a major sacrifice, hoping to hold enough conservative colleagues in line to defeat the Republican measure. They ditched practically all President Kennedy's 40-year-mortgage, no-down-payment program for moderate income housing insured by tha federal housing administration. Rep. Albert Rains, D-Ala , chairman of the Honshu1; subcommittee, (Continued On Page Eleven) f uon Residential Boating In Mobile Torrential raint flooded fowthweit Altbomo in lomo lew-lying areas near Mobil* Ale. Joint suburban Mebiliaitt took advantage of tha high water to 90 boating in the ftreetf* WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda and Secretary of State Dean Rusk said today a strong foundation for closer collaboration between Ja-pan and the United States has been established as the result of top-level talks here. Ikedu and Rusk, made their statements to newsmen at the eh4 of a 25-minute final session which substituted for a meeting between Ikeda and ailing President Kennedy. nWo have just concluded three days of most friendly, and profitable talks," Ikeda said in Japanese. Ills remarks were translated. "We have made a strong foundation for closer collaboration between Japan and the United States," he added. "It Is a foundation.on which we can build still greater heights of friendship." Rusk expressed the greatest of pleasure in looking back on 2ii days of talks with Ikeda. "The United States and Japan have laid the foundation for still more effective cooperation be-j tweeu our two countries," Rusk 1 WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy.was stricken with a mild virus infection during ll\e night but his doctor said today his temperature has returned to normal and the ailment should run its course within two days. Dr. Janet Travell, the White House physician, described the illness as "probably a mixed bacteria and viral Infection." Dr. Travell reported on the President's condition at a specially-called news conference. It was the first time newsmen have been permitted to interview the White House physician. They had sought news conferences with her several times since the President developed a back ailment svral weeks ago. Kennedy advanced during the night fueling ill and Dr. Travel! was called to his bedside at 1:30 a.m. She had examined the President again this morning with Dr. Preston Wade, New York orthopedic specialist whom she summoned to Washington for consultation. Wade was called to help determine U the infection had any ef- fect on the back strain which put Kennedy on crutches for 12 days. The President's temperature hit 101.6 degrees at one time. But the President's temperature had been receding for a couple of hours, press secretary Pierre. Salinger said when reporting the illness to newsmen at 9:35 A.M. Kennedy cancelled all of his appointments for the day but Salinger said his doctors believed he can resume his regular schedule Friday, Any flack Connection As a precaution, Dr. Preston Wade, New York orthopedic specialist, was called down to examine the President to see if Uie virus infection has had any effect on his back ailmeut. Wade was to see Kennedy in midmorning. Salinger said Kennedy's temperature rached 101.6 at 7 a.m. He added lt had dropped to 100.2 at 8:30 a.m. and was down to 99.2 at 9:25 a.m. Salinger called newsmen together for a special conference to report Kennedy's illness. He said* Kennedy summoned Dr. Janet Travell, the White' House physician, from her Georgetown home to the White House after awaking at about 1:30 a.m. The President's throat hurt and he felt feverish, Salinger said. Dr. Travell called Dr. George Burklcy, assistant While House physician. Kennedy was given antibiotic.^ (Continued On Page Eleven) Press Time Flashes House Hangs On To Housing EU\ WASHINGTON (ff)-The House  refused today U discard President Kennedy's multibtllion-dbllar housing bill in favor of a smaller, short-range Republican version. Corporate Tax Rate Extended WASHINGTON UP)-Senate passage today sent to President Kennedy (he bill extending present corporation income and major excise tax rates to preserve $3.7 billion of annual revenue. Congolese Release Tehombe LEOFOLDVIl ^\ the Congo (/P)~-President Molse Tshombe 0! Katanga was freed today after being held a prisoner of the Con-folese central government for the past two mouths.