The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 16, 1966 · Page 1
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MI'J, Showers High, 70; Low, 40 Yesterday High, 70; Low, 39 -;! ih 0 TP T l "IViere iie spirf of the Lord is, there is Liberty" II Cor. S-17 r t lOifWNfilKKI,!; liy 'h'1 'imp you're rich enough to sleep late, you're so old that you wake up early every morning. VOL. 63, NO. 345 & k & & Monday, May 16, 196& Indiana Sosquiccntrnnial Year 10c i'r per vMk Corner Del verH TFicri Goes Up . . . Comes Down Winners Iflt -4? - wJF t ' " !rv 5o Sorry . hot v V s r t ! r .... The balloon piloted by national hot air balloon champion Jimmy Craig of China Lake, Calif., which won the Speedway balloon race yesterday, is inflated. The 21.9-mile took just 57 minutes. (Star Photo by Ed Lacey Jr.) Winner Jimmy Craig's balloon lands in a field northwest of Westfield. Ed Yost of Sioux Falls, S.D., finished second and Don Piccard of Costa Mesa, Calif., third. (Star Photo by Graham leStourgeon) l If" y "it '"'al'',' t hi m k j -: :.-( i X ;1 v "-W 'Sift Back on earth after their victorious flight are pilot Craig and his pas. senger, Miss Geraldine Kirshenbaum, a writer. (Star Photo by Graham LeStourgeon) Going out of control without its pilot, Don N. Kersten of Fort Dodge, la., this balloon crashes against an outdoor restroom at the Speedway, slightly injuring two women. M w Si ZIU Anti Workers On Strike In Saigon Saigon (Monday) (AP) Troops opposed to Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military government were reported today to have seized control of the airfield at Hue, the old imperial capital 400 miles north of Saigon. Unconfirmed accounts reaching here said the move appeared aimed at blocking any attempt by Ky to move airborne troops on Hue as he did over the weekend on Da Nang in a crackdown on Buddhist insurgents. As the political crisis boiled up, union leaders said 50,000 workers went on strike in Saigon today charging police brutality and oppression by the military regime. IN WASHINGTON. Presi dent Johnson met with his top advisers amid fears the crisis could spread throughout the war-torn country. The United States government called on South Vietnamese leaders "to consult together to resolve their differences." U.S. officials said they had rot been consulted in advance about Ky's decision to move into Da Nang. Mai. Gen. Ton That Dinh has been removed as com mander of the 1st Corps area and Brig. Gen. Huynh Van cao nas been named to replace him, Vietnamese defense ministry sources said today. Dinh was named commander of the northernmost corps area April 9 and was given the task of trying to bring the region back under control of Turn to Page 19, Column 3 Ky Troops Seize Hue Airfield 'Spitfire 9 Going Like Sixty(7) Crew's Ail-Night Job Pays Off For Texan . ' : . .rU 4 ' L Race driver Bob Veith of Fort Bragg, Calif, wonders what all the commotion is yesterday when a split line ignited fuel yesterday while he was practicing in the No. 67 MG Liquid Suspension race car at the Speedway. Track firemen chased Veith a mile before he stopped. Veith was not hurt and damage to the car was believed minor. (AP Photo) The Weather Joe Crow Says: The Speedway gro u n d s aren't so commodious after all. Indianapolis Cloudy, mild, with showers, thunder-etorms ending this afternoon; partly cloudy, mild tomorrow with high about 70. Indiana Partly cloudy, mild, possible showers today; partly cloudy, continued mild tomorrow. Jimmy Craig, National Champion, Wins Mishap-Marred Balloon Race v By DAVID JONTA Jimmy Craig of China Lake, Calif., the national hot-air balloon champion, won the Indianapolis Motor Speedway balloon race yes-terday by guiding his striped craft to a Hamilton County field half a mile ahead of his nearest competitor. Another balloon, unmanned and out of control in gusty winds, toppled a wooden outdoor restroom building at the Speedway, injuring two women slightly. The owner was knocked from the balloon, which also brushed against several cars. Although nine balloons were scheduled to start in Traffic Tie-Ups Ease On 2d Day Of Trials An orderly crowd estimated at slightly more than 50,000 saw the second day of qualifications at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday without the traffic problems which marked the first day for race fans. Police had their usual trouble with teen-age drink ers. Nineteen youths, all under 21 years old, were arrested at the track on a charge of violating the 1935 Beverage Act and taken in the Marion County jail bus to the jail to be booked. THE YOUTHS, all boys, will appear today in Lawrence Magistrate Court if they are more than 18 years old. The younger offenders will appear in Juvenile Court. Capt. Robert K. Konkle of the state police traffic division said there were "no traffic jams of any kind" for Turn to Page 19, Column 6 Vessel Carrying 250 Sinks In South Pacific Manila (AP) A vessel carrying 250 passengers sank today off the coast of the Central Philippines, Philippine News Service reported. There were no immediate details on survivors or casualties. the contest a re-enactment of the 1909 Speedway balloon race only seven balloons arrived and only three got off the ground. TWO WERE RIPPED when they were pushed against the fence at the north end of the pit section by wind gusts and the other two were not inflated in time for the official start. Craig's balloon, sponsored by American Fletcher National Bank and Trust Company,, landed in a field about 4 miles northwest of West-field three minutes short of the hour time limit. He flew 21.9 miles. A passenger on Turn to Page 19, Column 6 the flight was Miss Geraldine Kirshenbaum, aeronautics editor of Time Magazine. Ed Yost, of Sioux Falls, S.D., the only man who has1 flown a balloon across the English Channel, finished second. He went 21.3 miles in 58 minutes. THIRD PLACE went to Don Piccard of Costa Mesa, Calif., who landed after 53 minutes and covered 18.2 miles. He is the son of Jean Piccard, famed French stratospheric explorer. Three flight judges, one for each balloon, were re- Inside Today's Star BRITISH MERCHANT SEAMEN STRIKE-Walkout poses grave threat to Great Britain's economy. . .Page 2 NEW WEATHER SATELLITE ORBITING-Nimbus-2 sending photos and data on birth and death of storms. Pago 3 MARCHERS PROTEST IBJ VIET WAR POLICIES-Thou-sands, led by Dr. Spock, stroll by White House. Page A Amusements 27 Bridge . . Comics v . , Crossword Editorials .17 .28 ,.14 ..22 Finance . . 36 Food 10 Obituaries 15 Sports . .30-35 Statistics . . 5 TV-Radio ...20 Want Ads 36-47 Weather ..23 Women's Pages ..7-10 By DAVE OVERPECK Two-time 500-Mile Race winner A. J. Foyt made an all-night car construction job by his crew pay off yesterday as he led five more cars into the starting rield tor the May 30 race. But it was a counle of spectacular, flaming rides by non-qualifiers that gave the second-day qualifying crowd of 50,000 at the Sneedwav their biggest thrills. Both Bob Veith in the MG Liquid Suspension Special and Al Unser in the STP Oi Treat ment Special escaped unhurt when their cars caught fire as oil and fuel lines, respectively, split. Foyt's 161.355 mile-an-hour average gained him the 19th starting spot, inside on the seventh row. OTHER QUALIFIERS yesterday were Dan Gurney in the All-American Racers Eagle-Ford, 160.499; teammate Joey Leonard in the Yamaha tagie, 159.56U; Koger Mc-Cluskey, G. C. Murnhv Eaele. 159.271. and Jim Hurtuhise. Gerhardt Turbocharged Offy, 109.208. There now are 23 cars in the race with 10 more spots to be filled when time trials resume Saturday. The average sneed for the field is 160.575, more than 4 miles an hour faster than a year ago. His satin-smooth qualifying run climaxed a brilliant comeback for Foyt of Houston, Tex. The four-time national driving champion knocked his original mount out of this year's race crashing into the second-turn wall Saturday. FOYT and the Sheraton-Thompson crew worked all night to get a backup Lotus ready for Foyt to qualify yesterday. The car almost was in "kit" form when they started Saturday afternoon. But it was ready to go on the race track at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Foyt took only seven practice laps, the fastest in the 159 bracket, before going to the qualifying line. Then he clicked off qualifying laps of 161.002, 162.016, 161.277 and 161.031 for the sixth fastest average in the field. Foyt hadn't had time to get Turn to Page 30, Column 4 Other Speedway stories, pictures, pages 30, 31, 32. ' '500' Lineup FIRST ROW 1. Mario Andretti, Dean Van Lines 165.899 2. Jimmy Clark, STP Gasoline Treatment 164.141 3. George Snider, Sheraton-Thompson 162.521 SECOND ROW 4. Parnelli Jones, Agajanian's REV 500 162.481 5. Lloyd Ruby, Bardahl Eagle 162.453 6. Gordon Johncock, Weinberger Homes 161.059 THIRD ROW 7. Jim McElreath, Zink-Urschel-Slick 160.908 8. Chuck Hulse, Wynn's 160.844 9. Don Branson, Leader Card 160.383 FOURTH ROW 10. Jerry Grant, Bardahl-Pacesetter Homes 160.335 11. Jackie Stewart, Bowes Seal Fast 159.972 12. Billy Foster, Jim Robbins 159.490 FIFTH ROW 13. Rodger Ward, Bryant Heating & Cooling 159.468 14. Johnny Boyd, Prestone 159.384 15. Graham Hill, American Red Ball 159.243 SIXTH ROW 16. Gary Congdon, Valvoline 158.688 17. Mel Kenyon, Gerhardt Offy 158.555 18. Art Pollard, Heger 4 & Compton 157.985 SEVENTH ROW 19. A. J. Foyt, Sheraton-Thompson Lotus-Ford .... 161.353 20. Dan Gurney, All-American Eagle 160.499 21. Joey Leonard, Yamaha Eagle 159.560 EIGHTH ROW 21. Roger McCluskey, Murphy Eagle 159.271 23. Jim Hurtubise, Gerhardt Offy 159.208 Young Couple Found Dead In Burning Car STAR STATE REPORT Bloomfield, Ind. The charred bodies of a young cou ple were found in a burning car about 5 a.m. yesterday on Greene County road, 5lA miles north of Bloomfield. State police said the victims were identified tentatively as David L. Swango, 21 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dar-rell Q. Swango, R.R. 1, Bloomfield, and Miss Karlyne Kay Litton, 17, daughter of Mrs. Paul Brinson, Bloomfield. AUTHORITIES SAID the bodies were burned so badly that an autopsy could not be performed to determine cause of death. Greene County Coroner Charles Greves said he was listing the cause as death by fire. Sheriff Dale Horn and state police said there was no indication how the fire began, but added there was no evidence of foul play. Both bodies were in the front seat of the vehicle, which is registered to Swan-go's father. Authorities said Swango, a student at Vincennes University and Miss Litton had a date Saturday night and were last seen about 1:30 a.m. yesterday in a Bloomfield bowling alley. 300' Festival Of The Arts AH Week Long In Downtown Stores, Banks Office Buildings And Monument Circle

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