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Republicans Denounce Birch Powers in Party


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WASHINGTON ()-Republican
congressional leaders flailed the
John Birch Society yesterday, ac-
cusing the organization of trying
to infiltrate their party.
The tongue - lashing started
when Sen. Thr-uston B. Morton
(R-Ky) called for the ouster of
Birch influence within the par-
Morton, a former national
chairman, and now chairman of

Before the day ended there was
a flurry of statements from other
Republicans including Senate Mi-
nority Leader Everett M. Dirk-
sen of Illinois, House Minority
Leader Gerald R. Ford, Jr. of
Michigan, Sen. Jacob K. Javits of
New oYrk and Sen. Leverett Sal-
tonstall of Massachusetts.
Dirksen and Ford told a news
conference that there is no place
in the party for the militantly

Ford described the society as a j "There is no place in our partyI

monolithic organization that takes
orders from the top, and declar-
ed: "There is no place for it in
the Republican party."
In Los Angeles, John R. Rous-
selot, a former GOP congressman.
and now a John Birch Society of-
ficial, said Morton was "confused
and misled by the unfortunate
pressures being purposefully stir-
red in Washington at this time
to jump on the John Birch So-
Javits told the Associated Press
that the society is trying to in-
filtrate the GOP, and added:

for a society with overtones of
secrecy and which clearly enun-
ciates way-out rightist policy.
"It must be challenged and its
influence defeated."
Javits said the Birch issue with-
in the party has been clear "at
least since the 1964 convention
when a floor resolution denounc-
ing it failed. From what I see,
a similar resolution would suc-
ceed today."
Saltonstall, in whose home
state the Birch founder, Robert
Welch, resides, said: "It is the
privilege of American citizens to

think and act as they believe best,
but the control, the leadership
and 'the membership of the Re-
publican party cannot and will
not be turned over to any secret
organization. So far as I know
the John Birch Society is a se-
cret organization."
Morton said the Birch "idea of
taking over a party is to beat the
Republican incumbent."
He said Sen. John Tower of
Texas had to fight the group in
the Houston area, Gov. Daniel J.
Evans of Washington had the
same problem and Gov. George
W. Romney of Michigan had "a

the Senate Campaign Committee, conservative Birch followers.
promised to bring the matter up Said Dirksen: "They are not a
when the Republican Coordinat- part of the Republican party, they
ing Committee meets December never have been and they never
3. ; will be."

knockdown-drag out" with the so-
And he said Sen. Karl E. Mundt
of South Dakota faces a primary.
fight now against a John Birch
Society man.
Tower was out of town and un-
available for comment.
Mundt said he knew little
about his possible primary op-
ponent, but that he was believed
to be a Birch organizer who had
recently come from California.
He said the society has made
'no observable effort to take over
the Republican party in South
As for the national level,
Mundt said: "I don't think the
John Birch Society or any other
group-either within or outside
the party-should be allowed to
take over the control of the par-
ty and try to guide it down their
own grooves."
But he didn't, seek to bar Birch
members from party membership,
saying some are respectable citi-

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Slayer of Rights Worker Found Innocent As

All-White Jury A
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. U.)-Thom- rights volunteer, the Rev. Rich-
as L. Coleman, a part-time dep- ard Morrisroe, a Roman Catholic
uty sheriff who killed a young priest from Chicago.
civil rights worker, was found in- Coleman was not tried on that
nocent yesterday by a Jury of 12 charge, and it is pending. There
white men on a plea of self-de- was no immediate word on wheth-
fense. er it will be dropped or tried la-
After two hours of deliberation, ter.
the jurors-most of them work- Morrisroe, critically wounded by
men or farmers-acquitted the 55- a second shotgun blast seconds
year-old highway engineer of a after Daniels was' slain, is under
manslaughter charge. treatment in a Chicago hospital
Then Coleman shook hands with and was unable to appear in court
most of them. as a witness.
The jurors declined comment. Coleman's c h i e f attorney,
.12 Gauge Shotgun Vaughan Hill Robison of Mont-
Coleman used a .12 gauge au- gomery, handed the Associated
tomatic shotgun to shoot and kill Press a handwritten statement a
27-year-old Jonathan M. Dan- short time after the acquittal.
iels, an Episcopal seminary stu- 'Temple of Justice'
dent from Keene, N.H., at a coun- "Tom Coleman has been tried
try store last Aug. 20. in a temple of justice where he
The defense claimed that Cole- should have been tried and where
man fired in self-defense because all the facts were presented. The
Daniels, who had come to Ala- verdict of the jury was the only
bama to help Negroes in their one that could have been render-
civil rights struggle, was armed ed based on the facts. It was a
with a knife. Some witnesses said fair and just verdict. Tom Cole-
he wasn't armed; some said he man has been exonerated."
was. The manslaughter acquittal
Coleman also was indicted by means no further criminal charge
a Lowndes County grand jury on can be filed in state court against
an assault and battery charge for the defendant as a result of Dan-
the wounding of another civil iels' death.
Prelates Consider
New Declaration

pproves Self-Defense Plea


Alabama Atty. Gen. Richmond
Flowers, who was ousted from the
case as prosecutor after trying
unsuccessfully to get the trial
postponed, has said he wanted to
ask another grand jury to return
a murder indictment.
Flowers, who called the trial a
"mockery of law and order," ask-
ed Thagard for a discontinuance
because of the absence of Mor-
risroe and because, he said, prej-
udice in Hayneville would make it
impossible for the state to get a
fair hearing.
There was no immediate com-
ment from the attorney general on
the verdict.
Does Not Testify
Coleman did not testify. De-
fense attorneys conceded that he
did the shooting. But in testi-
mony from state and defense wit-
nesses alike, they tried to show
that Daniels was armed with a
knife and Morrisroe with a gun.
In closing arguments, they con-
tended that Coleman fired only in
Attorney Joe Phelps told the
jury the defendant "had to do
what he -did, as any one of us
would have had to do."
Other witnesses said neither of
the two white clergymen was arm-
ed, and officers found no weap-
on at the scene of the shooting
except the shotgun.
Defense attorneys sought toi
prove that other civil rights work-
ers removed a gun and knife be-
for officers arrived.
Justice Black
Meapwhile, in Washington, Su-
preme Court Justice Hugo L. Black
was asked to stay all court pro-
ceedings in Lowndes County
pending a hearing on a charge
that women and Negroes are ex-
cluded from jury service in the

from the land of
the rising sun


-Associated Press
Thomas L. Coleman leaves the courthouse in Hayneville, Ala.
after his acquital from manslaughter charges.

wife, Viola Liuzzo, also a civil
rights worker.
In effect the application to Jus-
tice Black was an appeal from
the refusal of Judge RichardT.
Rives of the 5th U.S. Circuit
Court to interfere with the two
scheduled trials. In the action be-
fore Judge Rives the ACLU tried
to get the trials stopped pending
disposition of a suit aimed at get-
ting more Negroes on the county
jury rolls.
Before Judge Rives turned down
that petition Alabama's Attor-
ney General Richmond Flowers
had asked the trial court for a

delay in both cases. Flowers pro-
posed in the Coleman case to try
for a new indictment charging
murder rather than manslaugh-
Negroes Excluded
The papers filed with the Su-
preme Court contended that wom-
en and Negroes are excluded from
jury service in Lowndes County.
Black was asked to bar county
officials and others from taking
any action in jury trials or grand
jury work ' pending a hearing on
the contentions.
County officials will be given
an opportunity to reply.

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VATICAN CITY {P)-A revis- Many of the 2200 bishops at the
ed declaration on the Jews - council, particularly among the
dropping the word "Deicide" and U.S. hierarchy, wanted an unmis-
for the first time specifically con- takable reference to end the an-
demning anti-Semitism - went cient charge of Deicide.
to the Vatican Ecumenical Coun- Objections came from among
cil yesterday. conservative prelates and bishops
It brought the prospect of more from the Middle East.
battles before a final showdown Arab nations have maintained
vote, due in two or three weeks. that a document on the issue by
The vote is expected to be close world leaders of the Roman Cath-
on whether to accept the new olic Church would imply Vatican
wording or the wording used last recognition of Israel.
year. Against the GospelsI
Deplores Anti=Semitism A number of conservative prel-
ates have insisted that the Dei-
Some council experts, including cide wording went against the
several instrumental in drafting Gospels.
the latest version, said it is strong- The Vatican's Christian Unity
er than the old draft. The revised Secretariat rewrote the concept
tevt deplores anti-Semitism by without the Deicide phrasing in
name, while the earlier version an effort to make the document
did not. sufficiently acceptable to sup-
Amid the intense emotion gen- porters and opponents.
erated by council debate and by It will now be up to the bish-
pressure-group tactics surround- ops themselves to decide by bal-
ing the Jewish declaration, "De- lot whether to accept the new
icide" had become something of a version or insist that the Deicide
psychological hinge. wording be restored.
Nationa Roundup


The Church is still a strong
force in the lives of a great
many people. Christians every-
where stand against the flood
tide of moral decay which
threatens our world. Have you

You are cordially invited to
attend the

The request was submitted by
counsel for the American Civil Li- '
berties Union, on behalf of a groupT
of individuals and the Episcopal !
Society for Cultural and Racial
Alabama officials took the
Lowndes County jury finding as
a bar against prosecution of Cole- lea
man on another charge in state
court for the killing of Daniels.
Wilkins Case Pending
Still pending in the same court
are charges against Collie Le-
roy Wilkins, Jr., accused of the
slaying of a white Detroit house- -- -. -.

'he Student Zionist Organization
of Hillel
invite everyone to a
rn the songs and dances of the Yemenite )ew
eat fallafel, chums, and pitah
SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 1965
7:30 P.M.-At Hillel-1429 Hill St.
Members 25c Non-members 35c


lered the claims of Christ
of the
which meets at 530 W. Stadium
7:30 p.m. Week Nights CHARLES BURNS,
11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sundays Speaker October 3-10
"Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a fight to my path" Psm. 119'105



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By The Associated Press
the battle cry "let the people de--
tide," Gov. George C. Wallace
summoned the Alabama Legisla-
ture to a special session last night
to consider an amendment to per-
mit him to succeed himself in
In his formal proclamation
calling the session Wednesday,
Wallace said there has been
"widespread public demond from
the people for the right to vote
on a constitutional amendment
which would allow the governor
and other constitutional officers
to succeed themselves."
States promised yesterday it
would consider carefully "any ser-
ious official proposal" made by
Prime Minister Fidel Castro for
See page seven for happen-
ings in Kashmir and Viet Nam.
sending to this country Cubans
who wish to leave Red Cuba.
State Department officials es-
timate there may be as many as
70,000 Cubans in the island who
would jump at the chance to get
out. They said they have no way

by voice vote. The House shortly
before had passed the bill on a
roll call vote 320-69.
NEW YORK - A publishers
deadlock with the Mailers Union
over automation was solved yes-
terday, raising some hope for set-
tlement of a 15-day partial news-
paper blackout.
The AFL-CIO New York News-
paper Guild strike against the
New York Times continued as the
key factor in the industry tieup.
Asked if the Mailers' accord might
speed settlement of the Guild
dispute, city mediator Theodore
Kheel replied: "I don't want to
psychoanalyze the situation. I
would say that it would certainly
be a very important step toward
a final resolution."
WASHINGTON - Senate and
House conferees agreed yesterday
on a compromise foreign aid ap-
propriations bill.
After a 25-minute meeting, Sen.
John O. Pastore (D-RI) said the
figure was fixed at $3.2 billion.
A total of $142 million had
separated the two chambers, and i
Pastore said the compromise was
$75 million above what the Sen-
ate had recommended and $67






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