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THlE MICHIGAN DAILY__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

senate Democrats Stop
Viove To Increase Size
3f FiOnance Committee

Sy.ncom Reaches Orbit,
Radio Fails To Respond
CAPE CANAVERAL WA)-The Syncom communications satellite
shot into orbit yesterday but quickly lost radio contact when it ap-
parently was jolted off its spin axis by a small payload motor.
United States tracking stations at Johannesburg, South Africa,
and a ship anchored in a Nigerian harbor scanned the skies in hopes
of establishing contact with the vehicle on its planned synchronous
course off the east African coast. Officials held little hope of success.
Synchronous Orbit
The United States hoped Syncom would become the world's first
synchronous satellite and prove the feasibility of such a system, which
would require only three sate lltes


Kennedy Cites Tax Cut
As Aid to Economy
WASHINGTON-President John F. Kennedy said yesterday his
roposed tax cut should be regarded as a plan for preventing another
ecession rather than "a method of making life easier."
Kennedy told a news conference he hopes Congress will approve
is program to slash $13.5 billion from the tax bills of individuals
nd businesses and get back about $3.3 billion of this by tax revisions
he claims would close loopholes.

He indicated he might accept some
sort of compromise on the bill.
Kennedy listed a clampdown on
Communist subversion in Latin
America as "our primary mission
for the hemisphere this winter."
Not Only Cuba
Kennedy emphasized his convic-
tion that this menace stems not
only from Cuba but also from local
Communists unconnected with
Cuban Premier Fidel Castro's
Communist regime.
The President called the subver-'
sion data the most significant part
of a report by a security commit-
tee of the Organization of Ameri-
can States. This report warned
against Soviet strength in Cuba.
In discussing Berlin, he indi-
,;ted that the United States is
talking with its allies about the
possibility of resuming Berlin talks
with the Soviets.
Exchange of Views
Diplomatic sources confirmed
there is currently an exchange of
views between Washington and in-
terested Western European nations
on the possibility of resuming the
talks which have been stalled since
spring 1962.
Speaking of the United Nations
funds to Cuba, Kennedy said "we
are not going to put any money in-
to the program in Cuba."
Kennedy talked in conciliatory
fashion of working out a system
for giving European countries some
say about controlling nuclear
weapons. He said there will be no
reprisals against French President
Charles de Gaulle, who has spurn-
ed Kennedy's proposal for a multi-
nation nuclear force.

Vote Places
Revenue Plan
In Jeopardy
Mansfield Changes
Position on Proposal
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Senate's
Democratic steering committee re-
fused yesterday to increase the
membership of the Finance Com-
This dealt a hard blow to Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy's hopes for
passage of his tax bill and legisla-
tion for health care of the elderly
under the Social Security pro-
The 15-:man steering committee
met secretly for ,nyore than three
hours and voted by a reported 10-
5 margin to keep the powerful fi-
nance group at its present size of
11 Democrats and six Republicans.
Senate Democratic majority
leader Mike Mansfield of Montana
sponsored a move to make the Fi-
nance Committee a 19-man group
with 13 Democrats and six Repub-
licans, on the grounds that this
would more accurately reflect the
present partisan division of the
Senate, where Democrats hold a
* 67-33 edge.
Although he sponsored the en-
largement plan originally, Mans-
field told newsmen he voted
against it, because he became con-
vinced "it was not in the best In-
terests" of his party.
Sen. Joseph S. Clark (D-Pa), a
supporter of the enlargement pro-
posal, said he would decide over
the weekend whether to make a
floor fight for it. Clark agreed with
Mansfield that yesterday's vote
was one-sided.
Although it rejected change in
the Finance Committee, the steer-
ing body voted to increase the
. Democratic ratio on seven other
committees and increased the size
, of one.

evenly spaced 22,300 miles above
the equator for uninterrupted
global communications.
Axis Misaligned
The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration reported of-
ficials "are operating under the
assumption that the spin axis was
misalignednat the time of the mo-
tor firing."
The satellite was spinning 150
revolutions per minute for stabili-
zation before the rocket ignited.
A project spokesman said the'
satellite may have been knocked
upside down, backwards or into a
tumbling motion.
NASA has a backup Syncom and
Delta rocket at Cape Canaveral to
repeat the launching within a'few
weeks. Ground stations were to
attempt radio, telephone and tele-
type transmission experiments
with Syncom to check effective-
ness of the synchronous system.
Labor Party
Names Wilson
To Lead Fight
LONDON {AP)-The British La-
bor Party last night chose Harold
Wilson, a leftist intellectual, to
lead its fight for return to power
in Britain.
Wilson favors a middle road
foreign policy with less reliance on
Britain's partnership with the
United States.
The electoral battle against
British Prime Minister Harold
Macmillan's Conservatives may
come this year.
Wilson will succeed Hugh Gaits-
kell, who died Jan. 18 just after
he had welded conflicting factions
into a united opposition.
Wilson was runaway victor over
his main challenger right-winger
George Brown. The final vote was
Wilson 144 and Brown 103.
Wilson indicated that he would
like to see the United States Polar-
Is submarine base at Holy Loch,
and other such bases, brought un-
der the general wing of NATO
rather than remain in the existing
bilateral British-American frame-
He also said Labor government's
first task would be to tackle home
front problems, including unem-
ployment, housing, education and
a new taxation policy.
Wilson proclaimed his loyalt:
to Britain's international commit-
Sments such as the Atlantic Alli-
ance. He favors a middle road fo
Britain in world affairs.

Rise in Iraq

BAGHDAD (P-Iraqi Commu-11
nists, urged by secret Red radio
broadcast to rise against Iraq's
new revolutionary regime, battled a
troops throughout last night.
Despite the new regime's claimst
it had smashed all resistance,
fighting was the heaviest sincea
anti - Communists overthrew the 1
government of Iraqi Premier Ab-c
del Karim Kassem Friday andu
shot him.$
Troops, police and students&
wearing green arm bands of thes
revolution's national guard moved
through the city, trying to cleano
up the resistance.I
The situation seemed to be set-
tling into a long-term struggle be-c
tween Communism and the newe
regime. Informed sources said
about 2,500 people have been jailed.
The radio continued to call for
resistance and also urged the Kur-
dish tribes in northern Iraq to
join the Communists in open re-
bellion. The Kurds had been
fighting Kassem for the past 18
The new government of Ba'ath
socialists faces another kind of
Communist threat. There are
about 1,500 Soviet military and,
civilian persohnel here, brought in
when Kassem accepted Russian
military and economic aid.
Adopt Policy
For Speakerst


rations plan to spend $1.1 million
n a Cuban agriculture project
rew a sharp reaction yesterday
iom United States congressmen.
A Senate investigation was im-
nediately ordered,
House Speaker John McCormack
D-Mass) said "I feel the action
,as unwise, particularly in the
ight of the existing situation. It
a question for our State De-
artment and our representatives
t the UN to follow through on."
Begins Monday
Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho)
announced a closed-door quiz of
State Department off icials start-
ng Monday before his foreign re-
ations subcommittee. He said the
UN action "gives aid and comfort
o a Cuban regime condemned by
all other governments of the West-
ern hemisphere. The Senate is en-
titled to an account of this ac-
The reaction was in response to
a UN special fund, to which the
United States contributes 40 per
cent and Russia gives 15 per cent,
which decided Wednesday to spend
$1.1 million on an agricultural re-
search station to help Cuba diver-
sify its crops.
The State Department long has
opposed the project and previous-
ly was able to block it. Paul G.
Hoffman, who heads the UN spe-
cial fund, said no American mon-
ey would be used in the five-year

avoid recession
Asks Financing
To Help Youth
President John F. Kennedy sent
a proposal to Congress Wednesday
urging broad scale legislation and
financing to adequately develop
four youth service programs.
He called for the creation of a
"youth conservation corps" to
work in parks and forests and
build national roads.-
In addition, Kennedy requested
a domestic Peace 'Corps, to be
named the National Service Corps.
This program would be open to
both young and older persons with
skills necessary for work in hospi-
tals, on Indian reservations and
in social and educational institu-
He proposed that a "home town
youth corps" be created to employ
semi-skilled or unskilled men and
women 16 to 21 years old. Kenne-
dy predicted that this would boost
the economy, cut unemployment
and train young people.
Finally, he requested that the
overseas Peace Corps be expand-
ed by nearly one-half.



Special To The Daily
LANSING-Every state-support-
ed university and Northern Mich-
igan College at Marquette have
now come under an outside speak-
er policy similar to that recom-
mended by the Michigan Coordi-
nating Council for Public Higher
Education last year, according to'
the Office of the Superintendent
for Public Instruction.
Supt. Lynn M. Bartlett Jr. has
expressed his pleasure at this co-
ordination of effort and also "en-
dorses the entire spirit of the re-
port" by the coordinating council,
it was reported yesterday.

World News. Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-With the shift to missile defense picking up
greatly, the United States expects to bring back from overseas by mid-
1964 all of Its 13-47 medium jet bombers, informed sources said yester
BOSTON-Bernard Goldfine, Russian-born industrialist, agreed
in federal court y e st e r d a y to receivers' sales of his assets to




I claims.

$10.3 million of


Recently, Northwestern Bell promoted Jerry Johnson tion for his capable handling
(B.S.E.E.,1960) to District Equipment Engineer in Omaha. This led to a promotion to Serv
On this new job, Jerry supervises a staff of eleven engineers the job that preceded his most
and four clerks. Quite an achievement for an engineer with Jerry Johnson and other)+
the company only two years. Bell Telephone Companies th
Jerry showed exceptional ability from his first assign.- bring the finest communicatio
ment as an Outside Plant Engineer. There he gained atten- the homes and businesses of a


Editor of Phoenix Publications and
Assistant to the Director of the Phoenix Project


speaks on
"The American Jewish Novelist
in the 30's and 60's"
(Sabbath service at 7:30 p.m.),
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation 1429 Hill Street

* * .*.
JACKSON-Hinds County Judge
Russel Moore ordered yesterday
the morals charge trial of white
civil rights lawyer William Higgs
to begin Friday with or without
Higgs. The attorney was absent
when his case came up, and the
state moved for a trial in absentia.
ALBANY-A federal judge threw
out yesterday a desegregation suit
filed by four Negro leaders seek-
ing to remove racial barriers on
Albany's public facilities.
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