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   Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - August 23, 1963, Stevens Point, Wisconsin                               344-6100 Steuens Itoirtt latin J0unral Did 344-6100 'SIXTY-EIGHTH YEAR FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE-ASSOCIATED PRESS STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1963 COPY 6c TWELVE PAGES SCENE OF STRUGGLE TO RESCUE MINERS A low level aerial photo tells at a glance the story of men fighting to rescue three entombed miners near Hazleton, Pa. Efforts to reach two of the men, known to be', still alive beneath the huge drill rig at left, were set back when the 12-inch hole missed the pocket where David Fellin and Henry Throne were trapped. The smaller rig was used to punch a six- inch lifeline to Louis Bova, trapped separately. He has not been heard from for several days. Trapped Miners Report Drill Hearing Chamber with the radioactive probe, but further tests were scheduled to augment the rescue operation, in which all stops are being pulled out. HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) David Fellin, 58, and Henry Throne, 28, two of the trap- ped coal miners, reported in excited shouts today that it seemed to them the 12-inch escape hole appeared about to be drilled into their cham- ber where they have been" trapped 331 feet underground" for The men reported they could hear the drill clearly. Rescue-workers slowed the drill- Ing rig to almost a crawl as it be- gan to bring up dust indicating to the -experts it was on soft rocks, normauyright over a vein of coal. Since the drill was at a depth approaching the 331-foot level Fellin and Throne were "ordered to put on respirators to avoid be- ing choked by dust In the event of a breakthrough. A third man, Louis Bova, 42, Is trapped some distance from the others and has not been reported for several days. Two previous escape hole tries have failed, the latest one Thurs- day. f After the 12-inch hole is com- pleted, the next step will be to enlarge it to 17 inches This prob- ably will take another 30 hours. A second drilling rig, much smaller than the 10-story-high one boring the escape hole, is drilling a four-inch-hole toward Bova. A six-inch lifeline hole reached Throne and Fellin last Sunday, but Bova has had no food" since the cave-in except what he might have had with him. Two mechanical breakdowns delayed the escape hole drilling for a total of 3% hours befort dawn today. Experts on the drilling rigs ex- pect difficulties as a matter of routine in, going through hard rock. They have a complete du- plicate set of parts on hand at all times. On the third front, specialists with radioactive material rushed in from all over the nation, stood ready to make further probes to determine how close a previous 12-inch hole came to Fellin and Throne. jlo settle the deadlocked dispute Initial efforts with a Geiger lover railroad work rules. The third 12-inch hole was be- gun about 6 p.m Thursday night, but it was halted less than two "hours later when the Geiger counter was lowered into the original six-inch lifeline to Fellin and Throne. At the same time a. piece of radioactive cobalt was raised and lowered intb'the second 12-inch hole which missed the trapped After an hour and a half nothing much more than background radi- ation was received on the Geiger counter, surface workers indi- cated, 'and the probe was aban- doned Drilling resumed imme- diately. Already, unsuccessful efforts on the two previous 12-inch the first of which had to be aban- doned because it was too close to the men and caused secondary rock in the loss of more than 40 hours. The second 12- inch hole apparently missed the men by a few feet. They are in an underground pocket about 14 feet long and 9 feet wide. Plans for the final rescue effort called for drilling a 12-inch hole and then reaming it to 17 inches if depending on the condition of the men and other factors, to 24. Rock and earth between the 12- inch shaft that went astray and the pocket where the men are lo- cated was apparently too dense or the radioactive cobalt too light 1 'for a sufficiently strong reading Fellin's voice could be heard clearly by some 200 persons gathered behind restraining ropes 100 feet from the rescue area as he methodically read off figures from the Geiger counter. Authorities asked, when they lowered the Geiger counter, if either of the men knew how to use one. "Yeah, f one In the Throne. "Then you -teach Davy (Fel- said Gordon Smith, deputy secretary of mines. Fellm and Throne continued to hold their spirits high with a stream of humor to rescuers above, boosting their morale.' Bova has not been heard from at all by rescuers at the surface. Fellm reported he heard him Tuesday night and that he was in a weakened condition. Some mine experts in the rescue party, how- ever, questioned Fellin's report. Castro Takes Note Of Rebel Attacks HAVANA Minister Fidel Castro says the Cuban rev- olution is "going ahead and will win despite piratic attacks of counter-revolutionists.'' It was his first public reference to hit-run raids on refineries and factories by counter-revolutionary groups. Castro spoke at the open- ing of Cuba's annual student games. RAIL DISPUTE Committee Arbitration WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Commerce Committee, working against a Thursday "strike deadline, approved today a bill providing for binding arbitration counter Thursday failed to dis- close the distance. Lt Richard Anderson, of the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Md.. a physician well versed in survival techniques, gave advice to Fellin and Throne early today. Ke said, "As long as there's The bill, calling for the creation of a seven-man arbitration board, is to be taken up by Senate Monday. The board would be composed of two representatives of the car- riers and two of the unions and of three public members desig- nated by the other four members. food, water and hope, they're j or, if Jhey are unable to agree. going to get along fairly well." Arderson said the fact that Bova has been Irapped without food or water for 10 days doesn't mean he's not alive. "But his chances are pretty Ire added. Anderson Sold Fel35n Throne Jo keep warm and instructed Thmne Jo put some ointment on a cu3 on his hand. "Take care of Jhe hand, put a bandage on he lold He also told FelJjn to put on "some nkeMresh At one point FeUin reported, "Tve got a pain an chest. Ehvood Talc, who is operating the communications to flic men, asked FelHs: "Do you have a Fellin replied: "I dorit knW. I put on a healing pad, Charmbury saad be was "not JOB optimistic" about Hw tests appointed by the President. The committee rejected Presi-! dent Kennedy's proposal for sub- milting the four-year-old dispute Interstate Commerce Com-', mission, which would have been! empowered to issue work rules; binding for two years. i The bill follows Jhe lines ol proposal made a week ago by Secretary of Labor WiHanl, Wirtz far creation of an arbitra-i JJon panel. The approved by Jhe Com- merce QmwillJce without dis- sent, would bar a strike walk- out or Jfce posting of new work rules, pending arbitration of Ihe! dispute. The bill provides for referring to Ac arbitration beard the two main issues 5n jobs and Jhe make-up of train j crovs. bargaining would be Approves Board attempted on other lesser issues in dispute, out if they could not be resolved by negotiation they also would be submitted to the board for arbitration. The arbitration board would be required to begin its hearings 30 days after enactment of the legis- lation or at such earlier date "as the parties and the board might agree upon. The board would have to file its award not later than 60 days after it commenced its hearings, and in no event later Jhan 90 days after enactment of Jhe resolution. Senate Leader Ever- ett M. Dirksen of Illinois and House Republican Leader Charles A. Halieck of Indiana have pre- dicted that congressional approval of a bill 3s unlikely in time Jo avoid a strike next Thursday. That i? when Jhe capiere intend Jo post new rules Jo elimin- ate thousands of rafi jobs they consider unnecfissary- The unions have pledged an immediate strike. The ra33 dilemma was given back Jo Congress when Jhe car-( tiers and! brotherhoods failed to agree on Jh? final form of Jhe ar- bitraJion proposal suggested by Wirtz. The carriers want Jo eliminate firemen's jobs Jhey! say were made unnecessary by Jhe adoption of diesel engines which do not use coal. The un- ions have protested that job cuts would hamper the safety and ef- ficiency at Irain operations. House Slashes Foreign Aid Bill By Mi lion Student Gain Anticipated At Maria High August 28 and 29 are the opening dates for the 1963-64 termvat Maria High School. Freshmen and sophomores will report to the Catholic girls' school at a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, and juniors and seniors at the same time the following day. Enrollment this fall is expected to top 500, an increase of about 40 from last year. An orientation day will be held Friday, Aug. 30, to introduce freshmen to upper division stu- dents. Sister M. Adalbert, the principal, will welcome the students at an assembly Friday. A skit, "Our will be presented by Mau- reen Dunn, Margery Shippy, Mary Steward, Jane Krembs and Sandra Lasecke. After the assembly stu- dents will proceed through a reg- ular class schedule. Sister Adalbert announced, that a language lab will be a new feature at Maria this year "Keep- ing up with progress in communi- cations involves a challenge that the modern high school cannot she said. Seven new faculty members will join Maria this year. Sister M Aloisian, who has a bachelor's degree from DePaul University and a master's degree from Creighton University, will teach typing, shorthand and office training. Sister M. Evangelist, who has a bachelor's degree from Ursulihe College in Cleveland and a mas- ter's degree from Kent Univer- sity, will teach English and jour- nalism. Sister M. Heliodore, who has bachelor's and master's degrees from DePaul, will teach Engbsh and music. Sister M. Henbert, who holds a bachelor's degree from the Col- lege of St. Scholastica in Duluth, will return from a leave of ab- sence to teach science and reli- gion. Sister M. Philomene, who has a bachelor's degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee, will teach geometry and religion. Sister M. Theresitta, who has bachelor's and master's degrees from Wayne University, will teach English. Sister M. Xavier, who holds a bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College, will teach speech and En- glish. Other faculty members are: The Rev. Henry Lee, religion, guidance counselor; Sister M. Ad- albert, principal, bookkeeping; Sister M. Alexine. English, junior- senior chorus, drum and bugle corps; Sister M. Andre, Latin, En- glish; Sister M. Bonizella, assist- ant principal, Spanish; Sister M. Colette, American history, Ameri- can problems. English; Sister M. Florence, chemistry, general sci- algebra; Sister M. biology, algebra: M. Jean- nette. English, librarian Sister M. Jerome: typing- shorthand, reli- gion; Sister M. Miranda, Christian family living, clothing, religion: Sister M. Modesta, English, phy- sical education; Sister M. Olivia. art, religion; Sister M. Rosabelle, guidance counselor, algebra, ad- vanced albegra; and Sister M. Seraphica. American problems, world geography, world history. Clear Billion For Space Program WASHINGTON (AP) A com- promise authorizing more than billion for the civilian space program this fiscal year was ap- pttA-ed JotSay by a Senate-House conference committce- Intitoded hi Jhe big package was million to start building an electronics research center, orig- inally planned for the Greater Boston area, which drew protests from Congress members In other areas. President Kennedy initially asked and the House cut (Ms about million with Jhe Senate restoring some j million of slashes. j Solidarity March LONDON group of Af-i rica. Asian and West Indian or- ganizations in London plan to march on the U-S. Embassy Aug. 31 Jo express solidarity with jne Negro civil rights march in Wash- ington STREET SCENE IN STRIFE-TORN HUE South Vietnamese soldier with rifle and bayonet stands on parapet overlooking street in city of Hue in South Viet Nam. City and rest of nation is under martial law as a result of differences be- tween Buddhists and the government of Ngo Dinh Diem. LODGE IN SAIGON Army Taking Over Diem's Ministeries By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Vietnamese armed forces appeared today to be taking over control of ministries in President Ngo_ Dinh Diem's administration, without chal- lenge to his over-all leadership. The government announced all ministries will take orders from the military for the duration of the martial law period. Amid political turmoil over the government's blows at its Buddhist opponents, U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge visited two monks who have lived in asylum in the American aid mission since escaping there from arrest. U.S. sources said Lodge Laird Says Treaty Points To New Pact WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Melvin Laird, R-Wis., said Thurs- day it seems to be a foregone conclusion that as soon as the nuclear test ban treaty is effective a full effort will be made to es- tablish a nonaggression pact be- tween the NATO countries and those in the Warsaw Pact. Laird said in a statement that while ratification of tne treaty by tbe Senate does not commit the United States to accept a non- aggression pact, "it does set an immense psychological basis for such a pact" A nonaggression pact, Laird said, could mean at least tacit approval by the U.S. government of the existing divided Germany. He continued: "It could also mean the tacit recognition of East Germany's status as a soverign and inde- j pendent and ultimately, it couM lead as well to the neutral- ization of West Germany. "Secondly, it would signify the abandonment of those freedom- loving peoples in the captive na- i throughout the country. Military! tions, who. although close to de- censorship also continued. j spair now, would as s result of I All pagodas remained sealed off sources paid a courtesy call on the monks barely 12 hours after he arrived in troubled Saigon Thursday night as the envoy' of President Kennedy's ad- ministration. The visit of the tall, 61-year- old American diplomat to the yellow-robed refugees even before meeting Diem, a Roman Catholic, seemed significant. Lodge was reported to have asked some American officials later to take suitable food to the monks, who are vegetarians His predecessor, Frederick E. Nolting Jr., was reticent about having any contacts with Buddhist monks. The capital was alive with ru- mors of general strikes, Buddhist suicides and street fights, but con- ditions appeared quiet with the U.S.-supplied Vietnamese army on watch under martial law. Opposition to the anti-Buddhist action mounted in Diem's official family. Foreign Minister Vu Van Mau was reliably reported to have resigned in protest, shaved his head in the fashion of a Budd- hist monk, and asked Diem's per- mission to make a religious pil- grimage to India. He was the third Vietnamese diplomat to resign in protest against the crackdown. There was no indication how long martial law would continue. A curfew continued at nieht i Truck Explodes After Crash, Growers Injured Two prominent Central Wiscon- sin potato growers were injured, one of them critically, when the in which they were riding exploded after a head-on collision with a car Thuisday night. In very poor condition is Henry Woodward, 62, Route 1, Plainfield, who suffered burns over at least 90 per cent of his body. He is ex- pected to be transferred to the burn center at Milwaukee for specialized treatment. Less seriously hurt was Michael J. Palrykus, 56, Route 1, Plain- field, Buffered several large scalp lacerations, contusions and burns on his hands Also injured was Russell Reins- ma, 17, Route 3, Wautoma, the driver of the car, who suffered a fractured forearm and multiple abrasions and lacerations. His con- dition is not considered critical. All were taken to Wautoma Memorial Hospital. The accident happened west of Plainfield in the Town of Leola (Adams County) at about 8 o'clock. According to the Adams County Sheriff's Department, Reinsma and Woodward were traveling on Coun- ty Trunk D when they crashed head-on near the intersection with County Trunk Authorities were still not sure today how the accident happened, but they believed the collision oc- curred in Woodward's lane. It took plate on a straight stretch of road. Despite his injuries. Reinsma pulled Woodward and Patrykus out of Iheir flaming truck. A Plainfield ambulance was call- ed and took them to the hospital. Both vehicles were demolished. Both Woodward and Patrykus are among the las-gest potato grow- ers in Wisconsin. Most of Wood- ward's acreage is in the Town of Plainfield. County 1. while land is mainly in tbe Towns of Almond and Pine in Portage County. such a pact, lose all hope of lib- eration." Laird also said it was possible that Cuba would be invited to join the Warsaw Pact countries alter by troops and police. Most of the monks arrested In the SaJgon pasodas were Heine i he'd in n military compound on j the vialerfront. it learned. Jhe conclusion of a nonaggression j Estimates of their number run to pact, LOW or more. President Kennedy has made it I There stiH was nc reliable in- cfear. Laird said, that it is hoped dicaUon ol casualties the the test ban treaty will form the basis for another step- "In ail administrawon pro- nouncajnents that I have seen or heard, tbene appears always to he a dear-cut reference 3o a non- pact as a possible second Laird said. Nik, Tito Head For Hideaway BELGRADE. Y Soviet Premier Khrushchev took ofi today for a roundabout trip to President Tito's Brio-ni Island hideaway and talks there with the Yugoslav- leader. Khrushchev, Tito and their wives flew south to Titograd, the capital at raris. A few hours before Lodce's ar- rival, Vietnamese opened ielepfoons lines ihe U.S. Embassy with the rest of Sasson. The line? bad been J cut since the pacoca j resignation was preceded Thursday by those of Vael Nam's So the United Tran Van Chuonc. and bis uifc.. who was Viei Nam's observer at the United Nations. The Chuones are the of Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu, the presi- dent's politically powerful sister- in-law who has urged severe gov- ernment measures against the Buddhists, Chuong two weeks ago disavowed his daughter's stand accused her of "lack of for tbt Buddhists. Scientists May Seed Hurricane WASHINGTON   Scien- tists flew from a Puerto Rican base toward humcane Beulah to- day decade whether Jo seed the j storm with chemicals. j A Weather Bureau spokesman saw" the Navy planes carrying the scientists off from Roosevelt Roads Air Station about 8 a.m_ this morninc and are due back at 7 p.m.. Puerto Risan time. The director of Project Storm Fury, Dr. Robert H. Simpson of the Weather Bureau, made the announcement in Miami. Earlier, the Weather Bureau reported was bealang a path toward open seas with winds; at the center of up to 80 miles an bow. The seeding. 3f successful, would soften Beulah's punch. Her present course wiJl carry Jhe lady well north cf all; Caribbean land areas. GOP, Dixie Coalition Cuts Deep WASHINGTON (AP) The House gave President Kennedy a stunning setback today by slashing mil- lion from the foreign aid bill. A coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats put over the deep cut in a last- minute maneuver. The authorization stood at billioru The President had asked billion. The House Foreign Af- fairs committee cut that to billion, and the surprise move to- day cut it anotner million. The reduction itself was pul into the bill on a roll call vott of 222-188. On final passage a little later, the roll call count was 224-186. In the final vote, 172 Democrati and 52 Republicans voted for the bill and 66 Democrats and 120 Re- publicans against it Both votes were a direct turn' around from the record of Thurs- day night's long session when ad- vocates of the reduction lost all around. The administration, taken by surprise, must look to the Senate to restore some of the cut. The bill had stood at bil- lion. The GOP-backed cut The largest slice was mil- lion off the Development Loan Fund. Also cut were million from the Alliance for Progress, million from the President's contingency fund, and mil- lion from the military assistance section Immediately after the vote, the White House said that President Kennedy will make a statement personally at 4 p.m. today Acting press secretary Andrew T. Hatch- er said the President would com- ment "on the action by House Republicans The Senate has been considering a foreign aid bill of its own in committee. This was interrupted by the hearings on the limited mi- clear testban treaty, and the Sen- ate committee is not expected to get back fo foreign aid for at least several weeks. Still to come is the appropriation bill that furnishes the actual mon- ey the fiscal year which start- ed July 1. These major amendments were agreed to: ban on any aid to countries which ship to Cuba either by sea or by air. one-year ban on any U S. aid for a controversial steel mill at Bokaro, India, which would re- quire an initial U.S. loan of million, minimum interest rate of 2 per cent on loans from the De- velopment Loan Fund. This would apply to about 70 per cent of the billion program, which makes loans now at three-fourths of 1 per cent. Administration strate- gists hope to get it knocked out in conference with the Senates provision that 50 per cent of development loan funds be used "for purposes of economic devel- opmsnt through private inter- prise." This was fought by Dem- ocrats as possibly hampering such aid. particularly in the Alliance For Progress. While gpprovins; these amend- ments. ?he House defeated at- tempts so make wholesale clashes in the President's contingency fund, 5he SI 2 billion military as- sistance i-eclion. and to eJirmnale the 'echnjcsl assistance program entirely. The Weather Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Low tonignt in 60s. High Saturday 72-82. Winds northeasterly 6- 12 zn.p.h. Temperatures Yesterday's maximum, 82. Last night's minimum. 62. Noon today. 69. Precipitation, .03. Five-day forecast Tem- peratures near normal high of 71 to S9 and lows of ol to 60. Precipitation around half inch through most of period but mainly after week- end.   

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