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Monday, August 22, 1966
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ON TODAY'S EDITORIAL PAGE for 'Fresh Bold Plans': Editorial and Mirror of Public Opinion Election, Saigon Style: Editorial Meteorological Exchange: Editorial FINAL Closing Stock Market Prices Pages 4B and SB Vol. 88 No. 231 (88th Year) e 1966, St. LouL Foit-Dlspsttril ST. LOUIS, MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1966 52 PAGES PRICE 7c IN OREAT1CII tr. louis 1.85 A MONTH, DAILT BIT CARRIER ST. 10 U POST-0 SPATCH llliSgllf r? - giSM f.M-i;WtWs yifeisi A Windy Farewell at Campobello Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson waving goodbye as the helicopter carrying President Lyndon B. Johnson left Campobello island, N.B., yesterday. An I President, Canadian Leader Compare Notes on Viet Nam By WILLIAM K. WYANT JR. A Washington Correspondent of the Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON. Aug. 22-Presi-dent Lyndon B. Johnson met yesterday on Canadian soil with Canada's Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. They compared notes on Viet Nam and Mr. Johnson told Pearson the United States position on the war had not changed. The two chiefs of state conferred privately for more than two hours at Rossmount, a private inn on the Canadian mainland. They went there from Campobello island, New Brunswick, where the late Franklin D. Roosevelt had a summer "cot- tage," and where they returned for speeches and a ceremony. It was their first meeting eiice Pearson visited Mr. Johnson in April 1965 at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, after having irritated the President by publicly proposing a. suspension of bombing in North Viet Nam. Escalation Not Discussed Sunday's conference went amicably, but nothing new in the way of initiatives about Viet Nam came from either the United States or Canada. Aides said the recent escalation of of American 'bombings was not touched on. In an address at the former Roosevelt summer home here, after the talks, Pearson said the meeting with Mr. Johnson had been "very worthwhile indeed" and he proceeded to omit from his speech a statement he had planned to make expressing hope "that the bombs may cease to fall." A Canadian aid told reporters he assumed Pearson had left out the phrase because "he did not want to be misunderstood." Pearson has supported United S'ates objectives in Viet Nam TURN TO PAGE 10, COLUMN 1 Fair Tonight Official forecast for St. Louis and vicinity: Fair tonight with the low from the upper 50s to the low 69s; sunny and mild tomorrow; high tomorrow from the mid-70s to low 80s; fair and llrtlA m armor CHANGING POLICY JOHNSON LL PEARSON Wednesday. Temperatures 1 a.m. 74 2 a.m. 71 3 a.m. 69 4 a.m. 68 5 a.m. 67 6 a.m. 66 7 a.m. 64 a.m. 65 (t a.m. 67 10 a.m. 71 11 a.m. 73 12 noon 75 1 p.m. 79 2 p.m. 78 1 p.m. 78 YVlLLDUlLDtlO hire a Hall? POST-OISf ATCH WCATHEnSIRD ma u . i. orr tier frwttier Information on Pie t The Beatles Sing in the Rain For Wet, Enthusiastic Audience SDAY FORECAST: BELOW NORMAL Official forecast for St. Louis and vicinity for the next five days: Temperatures tomorrow through Saturday will average 3 to 7 degrees below the seasonal normals; pleasantly cool temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, with a warming trend in the latter part of the week; normal highs are 86 to 88; normal lows 62 to 64; . showers and thunderstorms are expected late in the week with rainfall amounts averaging one half to one inch. SNIFFING SNOOPER FINDS BOMBS ON PLANES BY ODOR CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -Scientists at the Illinois Institute of Technology have produced a snooper that sniffs. The snooper, somewhat larger than a breadbox, was de veloped to detect bombs placed rtn airliners anA uam BlVnhmA rews o danger before take- off. Morton J. Klein, director of the applied chemistry division of t h e institute said' several problems in the odor sensor have been solved and it now appears to be foolproof. It will be demonstrated late this year for the Federal Aviation Agency in Washington, he said. Klein said the device operates by absorbing all odors in the passenger and baggage compartments of a plane and differentiating among them by electronic and chemical means. The process was developed by Andrew Dravniek at the Institute. The snooper can be made to produce a red light in the cockpit of a plane when it smells an alien odor, such as that of a bomb, Klein said. LONE SAILOR ILL AT SEA PICKED UP BY U.S. CUTTER NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (AP)-A Coast Guard cuiter headed toward Argentia, Newf., today after picking up 72-year-old Capt. William Willis, who became ill when attempting to sail his 11-foot boat alone to England. A doctor aboard the cutter Ingham, which reached the small craft last night 330 miles south of Cape Race, found Willis was not suffering from a strangulated hernia, as Willis had feared, but from a bilateral hernia a two-pronged protrusion of. an abdominal organ through connective tissue or through the wall of the cavity in which the organ lies. Willis's plight was discovered by a passing freighter. The cutter is expected to reach Argentia tomorrow morning. Willis, who once sailed the South Pacific alone, left here two months ago in the "Little One" named for his wife, Tess bound from Plymouth, England. The Ingham, on a routine trip from Norfolk, Va., to Newfoundland, was directed to Willis when about 150 miles from his given position, 850 miles east of New York. aid helps Mrs. Pearson, who was holding onto her hat against the wind from the helicopter's propellers. A Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman salutes at right. 23,000 Pay to Hear Them First Aid Stations Busy By ROBERT K. SANFORD Of the Post-Dispatch Staff The Beatles played and sang 11 tunes last night before 23,143 paid spectators at Busch Memorial Stadium in a light rainstorm. Thousands of fans screamed for the music, thousands got wet from the rain, hundreds were terribly upset by it all and a few dozen fainted. The 11 tunes took about 30 minutes and the rain was substantial at times. The fans sat in the rain and yelled. The Beatles were protected by a plastic canopy but they also got damp. Their mop hairdos got damp and so did the mop hairdos of their followers. The members of the quartet told their press officer, Tony Barrow, that they did not mind playing in the rain but were a bit apprehensive about the possibility of getting shocked by the wet electric amplifying equipment. But once on stage tney graDDea tne electric guitars 10 rememoer mey ve oeen treat-and microphones fearlessly and ed rudely; you have to under- attacked the music. The Beatles were pleasant and self-effacing as they chatted with reporters before the show. One interviewer' told Ringo Starr, the drummer Beatle, that he was interested in the musical mike-up of their songs. "Well, I really don't quite know what to say," Ringo replied. "Musically, they're nothing extraordinary." One reporter asked Paul McCartney whether he preferred to write songs or to perform. He liked writing, Paul said, and he did not think that he and the other Beatles were very good as performers. John L e n n o n , the literary Beatle, remarked that everybody had been "doubly kind" to them in the controversy about his statement that the Beatles were more popular now than Jesus Christ. Before the show began, 85 TURN TO PAGE 3, COLUMN 2 An Unscheduled :vi:vV;V : av. i :iS KhW. '':-::t:.. - : v.- ..V.:. mt - XafmMms mm w-: " mvmmmMmmmmi mi tAmM Princess Grace of Monaco and Italian industrialist Riceardo Sierre, holding onto their overturned sailboat after e sudden gust of wind tipped the craft and toppled them into the water at Porto Cervo, Sardinia yesterday. They were watching t boat race. They swam laughing to another boat, f Associated Press Wirephoto RUSK COMPARES NAM II m P He Cites Aggressions Before World War II in VFW Speech NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (AP)-Secretary of State Dean Rusk today compared those who advocate withdrawal from Viet Nam with the appeasers of German, Japanese and Italian aggressions before World War II. He said that appeasement led to World War II, and if Com-munist aggression was not stopped in Viet Nam it would bring on World War III. Rusk spoke at the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He recalled that Germany took over Czechoslovakia, Italy marched into Ethiopia and Japan into Manchuria. Statement Recalled "Some said, 'give the aggres sors another bite and they'll be- have themselves,' or 'you have stand them,' " Rusk recalled. "It all sounds very modem. But that was the cynicism, that was the neglect that led to World War II." He said, "It is not for us to be the policeman of the world . . . but we have a job to assure a durable peace." "When I see an occasional picket carrying a 'Peace in Viet Nam sign, I feel like saying, 'Let me help you carry that sign, because President Johnson has taken that sign into every capital in the world . . . but they (the Communist aggressors) still keep coming.' " Repeats Stand He repeated this nation's determination to remain in South Viet Nam until a peaceful settlement is achieved that guarantees a free and independent nation. He said U.S. policy in Viet TURN TO PAGE 11, COLUMN 1 Dip for the Princess IT S IN S. VIE! NAM, KILL 7 CIVILIANS B-52s Again Bomb Postt in South U.S. Plane Fly 102 Mis-sions in North From Poftt-DUpatrh Wire Services SAIGON, South Viet Nam, Aug. 22 Viet Cong terrorists killed a woman and six children today when attacking a Mekong delta outpost. A grenade was tossed into a jeep containing five Americans, injuring all of them. These were but two of 15 terror attacks by the Communists in little more than 24 hours. They came after a weekend rash of 22 terrorist incidents that began with a grenade attack on a United States noncommissioned officers club in Da Nang. The latest in the Communist terror acts came in what South Viet Namese officials termed an attempt to upset the Sept. 11 national election. Attack Regional Post In an attack on a South Viet Namese Regional Forces post 71 miles west-southwest of Saigon, Viet Cong raiders inflicted light casualties on the troops but killed the woman and six children and wounded two children and two women. In the Saigon suburb of Gia Dinh three terrorists on a bicycle hurled a grenade Into a jeep carrying four U. S. servicemen and an American civilian employed by the armed forces. All suffered injuries, spokesmen said. A Viet Namese woman on the street was hurt also. The blast knocked one of Hie terrorists off his bike and he was captured. The other two ilea. Air War Activity Terror in the streets replaced any, sizable military action on the ground. Allied armies reported no major engagement. Air aotivity continued at a high level. Far the second straight day. Air Force B-52 bombers from Guam struck twin blows at Communist bases in South Viet Nam today. One formation of the Stratofort-r'esses bombarded a Viet Cong base 45 miles east of Saigon. Another wave of the eight-en- gined jets struck an enemy training and resupply camp 120 miles southwest of Saigon Yesterday, B-52s hit two enemy target areas a suspected Viet Cong divisiion headquarters near the Cambodian border 65 miles northwest of Saigon, and a North Viet Namese troop concentration area two miles south of the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam. More Raids In North While the B-52s were hitting the Communists in the south, U. S. fighter-bombers continued their attacks on Communist supply and transport facilities in North Viet Nam yesterday, the U. S. military command reported today. American pilots flew 102 mis sions over North Viet Nam, hit- ting at four missile sites around Hanoi, six oil storage depots and other targets. Flyers reported that they damaged three of the four surface-to-air missile sites attacked. One site was nine miles south of the North Viet Namese capital and another was 10 miles southwest of Hanoi. The U.S. flyers claimed also that they damaged or destroyed 15 bridges, 26 supply buildings, 64 trucks, seven antiaircraft gun TURN TO PAGE 4, COLUMN 1 Awoclaud Pnu Wlrephota MA RAD ARMS PLANT TO REOPEN, GM WILL EMPLOY 2500 TO MAKE 105-MM. SHELLS n 'ir , f thMth '' YJ -; a-X J . The Back of the This is the first American photograph of the back of the moon. It was taken from Lunar Orbiter and shows an area about 75 by 100 miles and is centered on a point about 150 degrees longtitude and 5 degrees south latitude. Orbiter Taking Photos of Moon Landing Sites Craft Dips to 36 Miles Over Target in New Orbit PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) United States space scientists, hoping to salvage part of the first Lunar Orbiter mission, commanded the spacecraft today to start taking pictures of potential landing sites on the moon. The 850-pound flying photo graphic laboratory was eased into a new orbit yesterday and was now dipping as low as 36 miles above the lunar surface at its perilune, or low point. The first picture-taking from the new orbit started at 5:15 a.m. (St. Louis time) when 16 frames were snapped covering the vicinity of Mare Fecundita-tis, one of the moon's seas. Site No. 1 Telescopic charts and other spacecraft photographs of the moon indicate that this area-designated Site No. 1 is pocked with lunar features such as a highland plain and numerous craters. On succeeding low swoops, Orbiter's functioning moderate-resolution camera was to be pointed at a highland area along the southern shoreline of Mare Tranquillitatis. The pictures, however, will not be released for several months. Despite the apparent loss of the high-resolution camera, Orbiter project officials at Jet Pro pulsion Laboratory here hoped to compensate by possibly hav ing the moderate-resolution cam- era photograph a much broader area than planned. Clifford H. Nelson, project manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, who predicted that the mission would still be 75 per cent successful, said the moderate-resolution lens should show the steepness of slopes. Primary Task Although these pictures would be useful, it was the high-resolution camera designed to photograph details the size of a card table that would have TURN TO PAGE 10, COLUMN 1 STOCKS DECLINE FOR SIXTH DAY; AVERAGE IS 792 Frnm pAt-nin&tti H'lr SprvtfM NEW YORK, Aug. 22-The stock market dropped sharply in. heavy trading today. It was the sixth consecutive session of decline. Preliminary closing figures in-dicated that the Dow Jones av erage of 30 industrial stocks fell to 792.03 points, down i.'.oh or 1.56 per cent from the close on & . rrday. The last time the Dow Jones average dropped below 800 was Feb. 27, 1964. Today's plunge emphasized the declins from a closing record of 995.15, which the industrial average reached last Feb. 8. AsouCiated Pitas WirephotO Moon RISE OF .4 PCI IN Higher Transit Costs Cited Index Now At Record 113.3 WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (AP) The cost of living rose four tenths of 1 per cent in July, largely because of higher transportation costs and a smaller-than-seasonal advance in food prices. The Bureau of Labor Statistics annouced today that the consumer price index now stands at 113.3, which is 2.8 per cent higher than a year earlier. The 113.3 figure means that it now costs $11.33 for a typical selection of commodities that cost $10 in 1957-1959, the period on which the index is based. The July figure, a new high, compares with 112.9 for June. A rise of 1.2 per cent in transportation costs in July resulted largely from increased transit fares in New York City and higher prices for used automobiles, gasoline, tires, automobile repairs, and insurance. Subway and bus fares went up by a nickel to 20 cent sin New York City. Used Car Prices Up Used car prices rose 1.8 per cent; new car prices were down 0.1 per cent, much less than the usual July decline. Food prices usually go up in July by 1.4 per cent but last month's Increase was 0.4 per cent. Prices of meats, fruits and vegetables were generally steady. Milk, butter and eggs went up mare than usual at this season. Egg prices took a 5.5 per cent jump when hot weather cut production. Because of increases in the cost of living over the last few months about 1.140,000 workers will receive wage increases. These are workers covered by "escalation" clauses in contracts providing for more pay when living costs rise. A two cents an hour increase will go to slightly more than TURN TO PAGE 4, COLUMN 3 mmmmmmmm I I CALL iACfiGN line jpg Action Line antnvr$ ques- j tl:. tiom and gets action. This ft. new column appears in Th Everyday Magazine m Monday through Friday. I Telephone GE 6-3020 hern ttreen noon and 7 p.m. II or writ Action Line, St. M Louis Post-Dispatch. iULY 0 v wr-iw & Ss 1 A Xs?ss CHEVROLET GETS ARMY CONTRACT OF $21, 500,000 Activity by Spring to Approach Peak Reached in World War II Employment By JAMES DEAKIN . . A Washington Correspondent of the Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON, Aug. 22-The St. Louis Army ammunition plant at 480O Goodfellow boulevard, St. Louis, will be reacti vated immediately for the production of 105-millimeter artillery projectiles, it was announced here today. . The announcement was made jointly by Senators Stuart Symington and Edward V. Long, Missouri Democrats. An Army spokesman said the Government-owned plant would be operated by the Chevrolet division of General Motors Corp. under a $21,566,188 contract awarded today by the Army Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency at Joliet, III. He said about 4,500,000 artillery shells would be produced under the contract. The Army spokesman said that reactivation of the St. Louis plant "is necessary to increase production to support the increased level of effort in Viet Nam." The Sole Source He said the contract was not fivbmitted to compet'tive bidding, but was negotiated with the Chevrolet division because it "is the sole source" in this field. Plans are for production at the St. Louis plant to begin about January, the Army an. nounced. The employment level is expected to reach about 2500 by next May. About 130 maintenance personnel now are employed at the plant. The force of 2500 would approach the peak level of employment at the plant reached in World War II, when 3000 persons ' were employed there. Construction of the St. Louis plant was started in January 1941 and was completed in May 1942. In World War II. the shell plant produced 2,500,000 rounds of 105-millimeter projectiles. Tha plant became inactive immediately after World War II. Opened in Korean War ' It was reopened in August 1951 and in the Korean conflict produced 19,000,000 artillery shells. Improvements in machinery and techniques apparently accounted for the much larger production in the Korean conflict, the Army spokesman said. In both war periods, the plant was operated by the Chevrolet division. The plant went under stand-by maintenance in 1957 with the United States Defense Corp. as contractor-operator. , The Army statement made It clear that the demands of the Viet Nam war for artillery shells prompted the reopening of the St. Louis plant. There have been complaints by Republican members of Congress and others that insufficient artillery ammunition was being supplied United States forces in Viet Nam. The artillery shell plant originally was a part of the St. Louis small arms ammunition plant, which covered 276 acres along Goodfellow boulevard. The shell plant covers 21 acres at the northern end of the original complex. Except for this ammunition plant and a 60-acre tract now occupied by the Army Mobility Equipment Center, all the orig- inal government property there flas Deen 50,(1 10 Private inlus- try as surplus property. . AND THE MEAT BALLS? LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI)-An electric spaghetti twirler has been invented to whirl the strands into neat mouthfuls as it is consumed, it was reported today. NEWS INDEX No. Pkturt Nqt 10 Today's Womtn 40 TV-IUdio i SO Action I'm . 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