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W a r m e r Clouding tonight, warmer Wednesday; low, near 20. T h e D a i l y N e w s B a t a v i a A r e a - - C o m m u n i t y o f O p p o r t u n i t y EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR. BATAVIA, N. Y„ 1 4 0 2 0 , TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 3 , 1965 PRICE EIGHT CENTS S O U T H V I E T N A M L E A D E R W a n t t o A i r S e n a t e P a r l e y s ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—A lo­ cal broadcasters association wants the state Senate to open its doors to live coverage by radio and television newsmen and photographers. Going to United N ations; His Successor Not DALAT, South Viet Nam (AP) —Lt. Gen. Nguyen Khanh, oust­ ed as leader of South Viet Nam, said today he is going to the United Nations. In an£ exclusive interview with The Associated Press, he said “ I am sad to be leaving my troops in wartime, especially at this critical period. But shall continue serving my coun­ try in other ways. This war must be fought on the diplomat­ ic and political fronts as well as the military. I am now to be a roving ambassador. His First Mission “My first mission to the Unit­ ed Nations is to present the evi­ dence of Viet Cong infiltration we seized off the Communist ship on our coast last week.” The former commander in chief of the armed forces was in civilian sports clothes with his family at a mansion once used as President Ngo Dinh Diem’s country palace. He seemed tired but generally re­ signed to the lightning series of political and military moves over the weekend that ousted him from power. The official Viet Nam press announced in Saigon that Chief of State Phan Khac Suu had signed a decree naming Khanh a roving ambassador. As the Vietnamese military command continued its political maneuvering, an American en­ listed man was killed Monday night when a Viet Cong terrorist threw a grenade into a com­ mand post 35 miles east of Sai gon. He was the 276th U.S. serv­ iceman to die in action in Viet Nam since December 1961. Another American was seri­ ously wounded in the incident Nine other Americans were wounded in helicopter actions and in an ambush of a Vietnam­ ese column. Failed to Rally Support The Armed Forces Council deposed Khanh over the week­ end from command of the armed forces, apparently end­ ing his 12%-month tenure as the country’s strongman. Khanh tried to rally support, then holed up in Dalat, the mountain resort 140 miles northeast of Saigon. There were indications he was balking at leaving the country. Three member of the Armed Forces Council visited Khanh in Dalat Monday and apparently obtained his agreement to go. The official Viet Nam Press Agency announced that Chief of State Phanh Khac Suu had signed the decree naming Khanh a roving ambassador, the same device use dto get his predeces­ sor, Maj. Duong Van Minh, out of the country after Khanh sup­ planted him. Young Generals Confer The “young Turk” generals of the Armed Forces Council continued to hold meetings at their headquarters at the Saigon airport. Combat troops were stationed around the perimeter of the airport, and antiaircraft guns and recoilless rifles re­ mained in protective positions. Extra military urtits also were stationed *at checkpoints on the B l a c k M u s l i m H e a d q u a r t e r s i n H a r l e m S w e p t b y S p e c t a c u l a r , S u s p i c i o u s F i r e Continued on Page 4 NEW YORK (AP) - A spec­ tacular fire, preceded by one or more explosions, raced through the Harlem headquarters of the Negro Black Muslim sect early today. The blaze, termed “certainly suspicious” by a fire official, gutted the top two floors of the four-story building in the wake of threats of violence against the Muslims for Sunday’s slay­ ing of rival extremist leader Malcolm X. A patrolman found kerosene- soaked rags in a building next door. The blaze, visible for doz­ ens of blocks, brought large crowds out into 15-degree tem­ peratures. “I heard the explosion,” said one elderly Negro woman. “I thought ‘Oh my God, this is it,’ and I threw myself down on the floor.” Five firemen were injured, one of them critically, when part of tha front wall of the building on the corner of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue col­ lapsed. Bricks showered on fire trucks. There were no reports of any­ one injured inside the building, but Fire Chief John T. O’Hagan said his men had not been able to search the fourth-floor Mus­ lim meeting hall. The building was headquar­ ters of Muhammad’s Mosque No. 7, New York headquarters for the Chicago-based black na­ tionalist group headed by Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm X operated from Mosque No. 7 when he was Mu­ hammad’s right-hand man. It also housed the Shabazz restaurant, owned by the Black Muslims, and billed as a show­ case for the Muslim belief that Negroes should own and man­ age their own businesses. There were several reports, including one from Patrolman John Waterman, of an explosion preceding tho fire. Some nearby residents reported more than one. “There was a muffled explo­ sion from the top floor and ev­ ery window on the fourth floor seemed to come down,” said Waterman. “About 10 minutes later, the whole floor was en­ gulfed in flames.” O’Hagan was asked if the fire was connected with the assass­ ination of Malcolm X. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” he replied. “It seems logical. I just put the fires out. We have our top investigators working on it. It’s certainly suspicious.” Black Muslims by the score had gathered for a meeting ear­ lier at the Muhammad Temple of Islam, Mosque No. 7. “Man, the place was packed,” said a nearby resident. Nobody was reported in the building when the fire erupted, but several persons in a down- tairs bar were evacuated. The fire was under control about two hours after it was reported. Police pressed their search for several men in the slaying of Malcolm X, who broke with the Black Muslims more than a year ago. One Negro, Talmadge Hayer, 22 , was being held on a, charge of homicide under heavy police guard in Bellevue Hospital’s prison ward. He was wounded, police said, in an exchange of gunfire over the heads of several hundred horrified persons who gathered in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom Sunday afternoon to hear Mal­ colm speak. / vv V >-■ S, ■.iff- / / . / / P o l k a D o t S p a c e G l i d e r R o c k e t s A w a y CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - A “polka dot” space glider successfully rocketed over a blazing 1,3,300-mile-an-hour sub­ orbital course today to test ma­ terials and techniques for the future spaceships which will and like airplanes. As the sleek Project Asset glider blasted skyward, it shed unique plastic “raincoat” which had been placed over it to protect it from a driving rain. A Thor-Delta rocket propeled the craft into a rain-dripping sky at 9:36 a.m. and the vehi­ cle quickly disappeared into low-hanging clouds. The winged research glider, whose surface was speckled with about 2,000 tiny dots of multicolored heat - sensitive paint, darted to an altitude of about 39 miles and then made a fiery, screaming dash back through the atmosphere. A small stabilizing parachute popped out at an altitude of 75,- 000 feet and a main chute un­ furled at 25,000 feet to ease the six-foot, 1,175-pound glider into the Atlantic Ocean about 2,750 miles southeast of Cape Kenne­ dy. The Air Force reported at 10:15 a.m. that a search air­ craft spotted the vehicle float­ ing in the water. Divers of the Air Rescue Service jumped into the sea to secure the vehi­ cle for recovery. Overcome by Fumes ' ANGOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Paul D. Baney, 71, whose body was found Monday in his home in this Erie County community, died of carbon monoxide poison­ ing caused by fumes from a gas heater, police said, J o e y B o y - N o t S i n g i n g B u t E a t s W e l l FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) - Mrs. F. A. Farham figures her canary named Joey Boy got a dirty deal. The telephone rang as she was vacuuming his cage. She wheeled to pick up the phone and — whoosh — up the vacuum cleaner nozzle went Joey Boy. Mrs. Farham jerked the bag opai, grabbed her canary and shook off a little of the dust. Joey Boy still was unrec­ ognizable, so she put him under the faucet. Then, to be sure the bird didn’t catch cold, she put him under her hair drier. “He hasn’t been singing since then,” Mrs. Farham said Mon­ day, “but he’s eating well.” F a l l i n g W i n d o w F e l l s F i r e m e n ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two city firemejj were injured Monday night by a metal win­ dow casing that fell five stories and struck them as they assem­ bled their gear after extinguish­ ing a minor blaze in the Gan­ nett newspaper building here. The firemen, Lt. John Collins, 40, and 53-year-old William Buo- nomo, were reported today in satisfactory condition at High­ land Hospital. The building in downtown Ro- chestfr contains the facilities of the Grnnett-owned newspapers, The Democrat and Chronicle, a morning publication, and The Times - Union, an afternoon paper. The fire, whien started in a fourth-floor ventilating duct and spread to a fifth-floor fan-motor, was extinguished quickly by firemen, S i t t i n g i n o n K u K l u x K l a n I n i t i a t i o n EDITORS: An Atlanta Consti­ tution reporter was invited to witness a Ku Klux Klan initia­ tion ceremony. The Klan said He T O the s m W ilder to view the rites. The following account, made copyright by the Constitu­ tion, was made available to AP members. / By BILL SHIPP Atlanta Constitution ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Elev­ en “alien” men,5 some wearing purple HaHoween masks, were “naturalized” as citizens of the Invisible Empire at a secret Ku Klux Klan ceremony near Litho- nia, Ga., about 20 miles from Atlanta. The “aliens” were 11 men adjudged by the Klan to be “qualified white Caucasian Americans.\ The Invisible Em­ pire is the “government- within-the-government” opera­ ted by the Klan. A Constitution reporter and a photographer were picked up in downtown Atlanta, blindfolded and taken to the initiation ritual by two Georgia Klansmen. One was Calvin F. Craig, of Atlanta, grand dragon of the United Klans of America, Inc. The other Klansman identified himself only by a code name — “Blue Nose Leader.” Craig said, the newsmen were permitted to observe the cere- M 6 ny so that thy could see that the Klan “is not un-American. Eep. Charles Weltner of Atlanta, a member of the House Committee on Un-American Ac­ tivities, has proposed that the committee investigate the Klan. The rite was directed by the Klavem’s cigar-chewing, red- robed exalted cyclops who told newsmen to address him as Mr. X. About 40 robed and masked KKK members sat in straight- backed chairs around the edge of the meeting hall One of the masked men was an FBI informer, the grand dragon confided. He said he knew which one. During most of the ceremony, the room was dimly lit with red light bulbs glowing from a wooden cross before an altar in the middle of the room. The al­ tar held a U.S. flag, a glass of water, a Bible opened to the 12 th chapter of Romans and a rusty iron sword:. The biblical passage was St. Paul’s admonition to live right­ eously. All objects on the altar were pointed out during the ceremony as representing Klan \virtues” — the Bible for religious zeal, the water for purity, the flag for patriotism and the sword for courage and willingness to fight The red-robed kladd of the Klan — the bouncer — shouted sharp military orders to the ini­ tiates as he march them single file, then double flie around the room about six times. Periodically during the march, the Klansmen whistled at them, apparently as some kind of secret sign. The initiates were halted in front of four Klain officers — the exalted cyclops — klavem or chapter president; the kludd — chaplain; the kolkard — lec­ turer; and the klaliff — vice president. The initiates were given instriictilon in “klan- kraft.” The initiates were ordered to defend the United States with L i q u o r C o d e R e v e r s a l I n P r o s p e c t ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Democratic move to restore re­ tail price controls on liquor sales and re-impose minimum- distance requirements for pack­ age stores was under way in the Legislature today. The price and distance regula­ tions were eliminated in a stormy, special session of the Legislature last spring in what Republican Gov. Rockefeller termed reforms needed to clean up the state’s scandal-ridden liquor-control program. At that time, most Democrats disagreed. They said the con­ trols were necessary for an or­ derly market and that the prob­ lems stemmed from employes who betrayed their trust. But the Legislature, then under GOP control, approved the RockefeUer proposals. The legislation paved the way for the lifting of a 16-year-old moratorium under which no new package-store licenses had been granted, despite massive population shifts. The opening Democratic move signaled the introduction of a series of bills by Assemblyman George A. Cincotta of Brooklyn, new chairman of the Assembly Excise Committee. No timetable was set for ac­ tion on Cincotta’s liquor-law measures. They would: —Establish a price-regulation unit within the State Liquor Au­ thority to set uniform, statewide retail prices on liquor by the brand and size of container. —Set a minimum distance of 1,000 feet between package stores. —Set standards for issuance of new package-store licenses, including “social and economic conditions in th neeighborhood” and the volume of business be­ ing done by existing package stores. C o n s i d e r a t e R o b b e r CLEVELAND, Ohid (AP) - A considerate robber thought Jo­ seph Finger, 75, had a heart attack, so he, drove him to a hospital, police reported. The gun-toting robber had invaded Finger’s Cleveland Heights home and was tying Mrs. Finger to a kitchen chair, Finger said. Finger feigned a heart attack. r The robber used Finger’s car to drive him to the hospital, put Finger out at the hospital en­ trance and drove off with Finger’s waUet and $90, police were told. Finger went inside and called police. Continued on Page 4 Remains Critical LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ac­ tress Patricia Neal remains in critical condition a t UCLA Med­ ical Center, where she was ad mitted Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said today. Miss Neal, 39, suffered two strokes and underwent surgery at the hospital Thursday. AND THE DRIVER ESCAPED - Donald Maskell, 32, of from which crates tumbled onto his car. Rear of truck is at Byron had only a bruised knee to show for it. That's his right, car wedged between a tanker, at left, and a muckland truck C a n d i d a t e s I n t h e R i n g A t L e R o y LE ROY—About 20 persons turned out for each of the cau­ cuses Monday evening as the Republican a n d Democratic parties nominated candidates for the two village trustees to be elected in the March 16 vil­ lage election. The Republicans nominated the incumbent trustees James I. Baldwin and Edward A. Stone for re-election. Each will be seeking a full two-year term. They are now serving by ap­ pointment to fUl vacancies. j . To oppose the incumbents, the Democratic caucus named Sam- j uel Scinta of 29 Lincoln Ave. I and James T. Sheflin of l\ Maple Ave. Both are employes of the Lapp Insulator Co. Mr. Scinta will be seeking pub­ lic office for the second time. He served a term as a member of the Village Board in the early 1950’s. He is the assistant su­ perintendent of the glaze dept, at the Lapp plant, where he has been employed for 29 years. He is a member of the Chemical Hose Co. and the Le Roy Moose Lodge. Mr. Sheflin is making his first attempt for public office. He is a native of the village and has been employed at Lapp Insula­ tor Co. for seven years. He served two years in the armed forces and previously attended Mt. St. Mary’s College, Em- mitsburg, Md. He is the vice president of the Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co. With Steel Chest Republican nominee Baldwin is traffic manager of the Union Steel Chest Corp. He has served as a trustee since last March when he was named to serve the remainder of the term of Rich­ ard M. Ladd; who was elected mayor. He is a member of the American Legion, Oatka Hose Co., Olive Branch Lodge F & AM and the Rochester Transpor­ tation Club. Mr. Stone is seeking election O f f i c i a l H u r t I n C o l l i s i o n O n W e s t M a i n The co-owner of a firm' in the Batavia Industrial Center was hospitalized with head injuries suffered in a two-car accident on West Main St. Rd. in front of the Red Top Restaurant at 7:45 this morning. Another mo­ torist escaped with minor in­ juries. Admitted to St. Jerome Hos­ pital by ambulance was Arnold Krul, 45, of 432 University Ave., Buffalo. He suffered a concus­ sion and possible other head in­ juries. Mr. Krul is co-owner of! Mold-Rite, Inc., in the Indus­ trial Center. Driver of the other car, Allen E. Greene, 41, of 12 Vine St. suffered abrasions of the legs and said he would see his per­ sonal physician. Trooper J. M. Molin of Bata­ via Barracks said Mr. Greene was westbound on Rt. 5 and made a left turn and struck thej left side of the Krul car, east- bound into the city. The scene was just west of the city line. Trooper Mohn said he gave Mr. Greene a summons for making an unsafe turn. The motorist pleaded guilty at ar­ raignment before town of Ba­ tavia Peace Justice E. Harry Miller and a $5 fine was sus­ pended. Several Ask Regulations Be Enacted feels the ordinance is “very lenient.” He said he feels that being a taxpayer should not subject residents to having to clean up dog messes that chil- A public hearing on a propos- dren get into or to have to ed new city “dog ordinance”’protect shrubs from dogs. failed to draw the usual emo­ tional turnout which such pro­ posals have previously engen­ dered, but brought comments from several individuals, mainly in favor of the proposal. Dog owners, he noted, should have the same responsibility “ as I might have if I built a swimming pool in my back yard. I would have to fence it fin to protect the children. I Observers theorized the lack believe the dog owner has an of interest was because the or- equal obligation to protect ehil- dinance is vague about enforce- ^en' J f *11 thoroughly disgust- ment procedures and fails to e w s n . come close to the controversial Myron Brasky Jr. of 34 ^Til- Continued on Page 4 Q u i c k C h a n g e S e e n C o m i n g I n W e a t h e r Genesee County’s changeable weather will make another quick switch this week as warmer air heads into Western New York to push out the frigid temperatures that prevailed Monday and overnight. The forecast is for skies to cloud up rapidly tonight with wet snow arriving. The temper­ ature will dip into the teens in the evening and then tend to rise during the night. Wednes­ day wiU be warmer with wet snow, probably becoming mixed with rain. The mercury hovered between zero and 10 above during the day Monday and then sank to 2 degrees at midnight and was at zero during the early morn­ ing hours. Brisk winds that drove the cold air made it seem much colder. Variable winds under 15 miles an hour are indicated for to­ night before they shift to east­ erly from 15 to 25 miles an hour tonight and then to southerly Wednesday. C a r B a t t e r e d I n C o l l i s i o n O n E l b a S t r e e t A Byron motorist escaped with a bruised left knee, but his car was badly damaged when buried under empty onion crates after it collided with two trucks on Chapel St. in Elba at 12:40 p. m. Monday. Donald Maskell, 32, of Searls Rd., Byron, told State Police lie was westbound, rounding a curve when his car skidded on icy pavement. The car hit the left side of an eastbound stake truck, driven by Elwood Downs, 23, of 98 Un­ ion St. and owned by Patsy Vigneri & Sons, Elba muck op­ erators. The car glanced off the truck and hit the left side of a park­ ed tank truck, owned by Ryan- DeWitt Corp. and driven by Olin Campbell, 39, of Pearl St. Rd, F o u r I n j u r e d W h e n a C a r L e a v e s C u r v e Four young people were in­ jured in a one-car accident at the intersection of Putnam and East Rds. in the town of Ba­ tavia at 3:30 p. m. Monday. Confined to Genesee Memorial Hospital is Craig Caldwell, > 16, of Warsaw, who has a possible fracture of the left knee, pos­ sible broken thumb and cuts on the eyebrow. He was the driver of the car. Released after treatment at the hospital were Edward James, 18, of Bliss, contusions and abrasions of the left eye­ brow; Robert Prentice, 18, of Warsaw, lacerations of the eye­ lid, Carolyn Hyde, 16. of 22 Union St., abrasions and con- ‘‘leash laws” that have been proposed elsewhere. This ordin­ ance, to be acted on by the Council at its March 8 meeting, makes it unlawful for an owner to permit a dog to become a public nuisance. lu e proposal had the backing of Parent-Teacher Assns. and came about at the request of; schoolmen and parents. Their position was outlined by Salva­ tore. Paladino of 38 Otis St., safety chairman of the Jackson School Parent-Teacher Assn. Children Bitten He listed evidence of instances where children have been bitten while at school or while out-of- doors on gymnasium periods during school hours. “Our prim­ ary concern is the children. This is not a personal issue with me, it involves everyone’s children,” he said. Mr. Paladino related instances of children on Clifton Ave. who have been chased by dogs and one case in which a dog tore a scarf from a child. “Such fear has been created that children have jumped a fence, walked along the main line of the New York Central Railroad and then jumped the fence again to get back to school. When such things as this occur, I say it is time that something is done about the dog situation,” he declared. Cites Nuisance C. , Ronald Carlson of 52 Roosevelt Ave. the father of three children, one of whom at­ tends Brooklyn School, said, he liam St. said he had a long speech, but most had been cov­ ered by other speakers. “Mr. Paladino was talking about one of. the packs of dogs my chil­ dren must encounter on the way to school. They have bitten at least four persons and God knows how many others.” Referred to Warden Mr. Brasky said he had com­ plained to police and was refer­ red to the dog warden “who told me a dog is entitled to three repeated bites and even after that he doesn’t know what he can do about it. Children have to go half a ’mile out of their way to get to Jackson School. Last Saturday I wanted to send one of my children to the cor­ ner stores but he wouldn’t go unless he could take a baseball bat to ward off the dogs. What am I supposed to do, arm my children? I can’t see where any citizens should have any ob­ jections to this ordinance. There is nothing here that would do anything to dogs that are wen bred and weH kept.” R. J. Sullivan of 41 Tracy Ave., commenting that he saw no one there to speak for the dogs, said he had encountered “hundreds- and hundreds” of dogs, but only one had ever ,chased his ear while his car had been pelted with snowballs thrown by several youngsters. “We certainly are not going to have a leash law for children. I have found in my experience that children are somewhat more destructive than dogs. Continued On Page 4 \ T e e n O a s i s 7' I s S u g g e s t e d F o r F o r m e r P o l i c e S t a t i o n Continued on Page 4 The City Council wiU consider a request by two Batavia wom­ en to lease the former Police Headquarters budding o n School St. as a youth center. The building has been vacant since police moved to City Hall early last year. Mrs. Mary Lazik and Mrs. Isabel P. Scott, identifying themselves as Batavia Enter­ prises, Inc., of 308 Ellicott St., said they propose to operate a “Teen Oasis.” If the city win clean debris out of the building and repair a broken window, they said they would pay the cost of op­ eration of the faciHty. It is proposed to operate the establishment for teen-agers where they could have enter­ tainment, refreshments, danc­ ing and games-; It would be in session from 2:30 to 8 or 9 p. m., except for Friday and Sat­ urday nights when it would be open until 11 p. m.. There would be an adult on duty. Smoking and intoxicating beverages would be prohibited. The women said an occasion­ al dance might be held for old­ er groups in the 18 to 25 age bracket, but teen-agers would not be admitted when these were in progress. The proposal was in the form of a letter to the Council read at Monday night’s meeting. 1 a

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