The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on May 27, 1965 · Page 1
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Thursday, May 27, 1965
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ForaeMt oi Area May Get Rain 76th Year United Press International AJPI7 RED STREAK FINAL Greenville, Mississippi Thursday. May 27, 1965 Price 5c No. 229 Warships Open Fire On Reds SAIGON (UPI) -- U. S. warships have gone into action against the Communists in South Viet Nam for the first time, a spokesman disclosed today. American destroyers bombarded t r o o p concentrations in three provinces. American planes were out again today, ranging over North Viet Nam to shoot up bridges, railroad yards and military barracks among other targets. A U. S. Navy Crusader jet was shot clown over Communist territory and the pilot presumed killed, the American military spokesman reported, (In Washington, (he Defense Department identified the Navy pilot as Cmdr. Doyle \V. Lynn, La Mesa, Calif., and confirmed that he was killed. Doyle also was sliot down June 7 while on a reconnaissance mission over Laos, but parachuted to earth and was recovered by helicopter.) Two other Americans were killed Wednesday in ground fighting in South Viet Nam. The downed navy plane was one of more than GO American and South Vietnamese aircraft which attacked North Vietnamese highway bridges and military barracks in a daylong series of raids. THE spokesman said the Crusader was hit as U.S. Navy planes flew through heavy anti-aircraft fire in a strike against a railroad yard at Vinh, about HO miles sonlh of Hanoi. It was the second consecutive day of air attacks against Vinh. The plane crashed into the target area and the pilot did not eject from the cockpit, the spokesman said. The disclosure that American destroyers a r e - being used against Communist guerrillas was apparently forced by tha death of a U.S. Navy seaman killed in an accident aboard the destroyer Somers last Friday. The spokesman said the sailor. Seaman Jimmy C. Stinnett of Cartersville, Va., was killed when the muzzle of a five-inch gun exploded during bombardment of a Viet Cong stronghold in Binh Thuan Province. * * * AMERICAN destroyers h a v e fired a total of six missions against Viet Cong targets in three South Vietnamese provinces, the spokesman said. On the political front, trouble appeared to be brewing in Saigon for the (hree-month-o!d government of Premier Phan Huy Quat. Political observers said unrest is bubbling from a well of minor disputes, any one of which could erupt into possibly violent anti-government demonstrations. Despite Qual's pleas for all factions to put aside personal differences, there are several behind - the - scenes struggles within the Vietnamese armed forces and growing suspicions between Buddhists and Roman Catholics. House Is Likely To Produce Tougher Vote Bill Than Senate Memorial Observance Greenville Lions Club members joined with city and county officials yesterday in a special memorial service at the World War II memorial at the foot of W ashington Avenue. The Lions hope to make the service an annual occurrence. Main speaker yesterday was the Rev. Harold Hermelz of Faith Lutheran Church. Sec story. Page 16. (Staff Photo) Buchanan Outlines Registration Steps School registration procedures and records requirements for pupils who will he in first and second grades of the Greenville public schools this fall were underlined Wednesday. All pupils entering first grade musl be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when registering. Those enrolling as second graders in a different school next year must also bc accompanicd to Ihe scliool of their choice by parent or legal guardian. The names and address of unaccompanied children may be taken but registration will not be completed until their parents or legal guardians report lo the school to complete enrollment. REGISTRATION f o r pupils entering the second grade this fall willl begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday at all city elementary schools. Registration for entering first graders will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. First grade teachers will assist parents and guardians in filing out registration c a r d s and forms. Parents who move into Greenville after this registration will be allowed lo regis- t e r their children prior t o t h e opening of school. Superintendent of S c h o o l B. Hal Buchanan reminded parents that according to state law, each pupil who enters the first grade in September must be six years of age on or before Jan. 1 after enrollment. As a verification of date of birth for enrolling pupils. Ihe schools will accept a certified birth certificate or photostatic copy of same, a hospital record of birth for children born overseas, a certified Health Department record of birth or a Bureau of Vital Statistics report of birth. BIRTH verifications should IK presented when pupils are registered but if the parent or guardian dncs not have one of these documents, the child may enroll on a temporary status (30 school days) until acceptable records have been presented to the principal. Buchanan also said that according lo Mississippi law and local school beard regulations, all pupils entering grades one and two for the first time should b e s u c c e s s f u l l y vaccinated against small pox, polio, dip- (heria, whooping cnugh and tetanus before enrolling in school or as scon after as possible. ANY child whose parents or legal guardians can furnish a certificate from an officer of their church stating vaccination is against the family's religious teaching or belief, may be excused from this regulation. Immunization certificates from the Health Department or from private physicians are required. The Washington County Health Department conducts immunization clinics each Monday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. DEAF BILL WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate Wednesday pa 551 *! a n d sent lo the House a proposal lo set up a national technical institute for deaf students. The hilt authorizes the Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) secretary to e n t e r into an agreement with an institution of higher learning to establish and operate (he institute. 'Headstart' 1 ; Plans Told Greenville a n d o t h e r Washington County communities are some of the mid-Delta communities included in the Project Head- start Program under the direction of the Child Development Group of Mississippi, a spokesman said today. Since Greenville operates a prc-school program of its own, it is not authorized to start a Hcadstart Program under the guidance of the Greenville- Washington County Economic Committee. This committee is the 10-man group charged with overall guidance of the federal anti-poverty efforts here. * * * IN Greenville, present plans are underway to open six centers for pre-ichool classes to accommodate approximately 300 pre - school children. These centers will employ between SO and 65 local people in professional and non - professional categories. The program is open to all regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. An effort is being made to provide a program for the children who need it most, the spokesman said. Children clegible for participation in the pre - school classes are those who will be entering school for the first time this fall or in September IflfiC. Persons interested in volunteer service with the Greenville project and parents interested in enrolling their children in the pre - school classes should contact Mrs. Thelma Barnes at 721 Nelson Street. Telephone 3351213 or 335-2988 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bombings Hit In Bolivia You Can't Win For Losing It's titter loo Utlle or loo much. Last night's rainstorm brought an abundance ol water much of which remained standing in the cotton fields today such as this one on Old Inland Road near Stoneville. (Staff Photo) LA PAZ, Bolivia (UPI) -- A wave of terrorist bombings swept La Paz today. Heavy gunfire broke out in the capital. First indications were that the cease-fire which ended the near-civil war between the army and trade unionists had come apart. Charges of dynamite, the leftist tin miners' favorite weapon, went off in at least four La Paz suburbs. There were reports of dead and wounded but the casualties could not be confirmed immediately. Damage in the suburbs of Villa Victoria, San Pedro Tern- pladerani, Munaypaa and behind army barracks in M ira- flores was heavy. The Bolivian power company cut off electric light service because of short circuits in ils wires. Travelers arriving in La Paz reported heavy fighting in the AHoplano between army troops and armed peasant militia. The new outbreak of violence came as junta leader Gen. Rene Barrienlos swore in army chief Maj. den. Alfredo Ovando as "co-president" of Bolivia. It was the second time in six months that Ovando had the job. DR Rivalries Are Blocking Mediation SANTO DOMINGO (UPI) -- Increasingly bitter internal rivalries continued today to block outside efforts to "mediate the Dominican civil war. Criticise]! of the foreign role in peacemaking elforis mounted in the camps of bot!i rival military Dominican factions. The phantom Dominican congress--dissolved two years ago but backing rebel leader Coj. Francisco Caamauo Dcno--de- nounced "maneuvers" of t h e United States and its diplomats here in a round-robin message to 37 world congresses. T h e congress ceased to function in lflC3 when the military ousted its leader, then President Juan Bosch, on grounds of being "soft on communism." The congress protest accused the U.S. of seeking to "impose solutions openly contrary to the democratic interests of the Dominican peoples." THE REBEL a t t a c k on t h c Americans coincided with mounting criticism of Ilic U.S. peacemaking role in Ihe military junta camp of Maj. Gen. Antonio Aimbert Barrera. In two radiocasts Wednesday night Imbcrt proclaimed openly that Dominican political problems must be rcsoK-etl only by Dominicans themselves. An inter-American peacekeeping force, its muscle derived from U.S. troops, meanwhile kept the rival Dominican military camps from each other's throats. U.S. officials, Ihe Organization of American Stales and the United Millions meanwhile continued patient behind-t h e- sccnes efforts lo find an amicable settlement lo Ihe Dominican crisis. U. S. Ambassador W. Taplcy Bennett and Deputy Defense Secretary Cyrus R. Vance, the principal American spokesmen here, talked Wednesday with both Imlrcrt and Caamano. No result was announced. Well - informed sources said the two Americans emphasised the difficulty of finding a national leader acceptable lo bo'.h sides. Jose A. Mora, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), also talked to rival leaders during the day. Mora is trying to persuade Imhcrt to transfer the junla- he!d radio station here to OAS control, and to get Caamauo to admit inter-American patrols lo the rebel-held pocket in southeastern Santo Domingo. A premature OAS announcement Tuesday said Ihe junta had agreed to turn over the radio station. It was learned later, however, that it was willing only to let Ihe OAS handle educational and cultural programming while the j u n t a continued to control news and propaganda broadcasts. The slepped-iip criticism came as American military authorities reported t h a t for the first time in a month no U. S. troops were fired on in Ihe 2-1- hour period ending Wednesday mklnight. Only five cease-fire violations were reported ami Ihe spokesman said they were so minor they were not even written up. Hospital Employee Fired A Washington County General Hospital Negro laundry em- · plovec Wednesday breakfasted in the hospital's white employee · cafeteria. l.nlor the same day Matthew Nash. !9. was fired for "dis- . obeying an order" of hospital administrator Roy Myers. Myers refused to specify which order Nash disobeyed but admitted that the laundryman had oaten at the while cafeteria yes- j tcrday. Nash had been employed by the hospital for about five months. FOLLOWING THE incident, reportedly Nash's second attempt lo desegregate the hospital-operated calcteriiis, ihe dual dining ", facilities were closed by Myers. "I wanted to close them for a long time," the administrator said thus morning. Myers added (hat trie closing "will save the hospital a lot of money." He declined In estimate the amount saved bill said that w'meals was about the maximum number served there daily. Pending Hospital Board approval. Myers plans to reopen on , : n desegregated basis Ihe former white-only cafeteria as a vending : opv rat ion. · · . . . ; . : . . . . . ' . . .- .·»' Tiger, Bear Won't Scare Eagle-Rusk WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Secretary of State Dean Rusk has served notice on Russia and Red China that the United States will not be frightened out of Viet Nam by threats of wider war in Asia. Rusk made his tough policy statement at a news conference Wednesday during which he also revealed that a second Soviet antiaircraft missile site may IK under construction in Communist North Viet Nam. He said he believed that the additional missile site involved a "deepening" Soviet commit- nienl. The Stale Department had announced last April 1G that one Snrface-lo-Air Missile (SAM) site "appears to be in preparation near Hanoi." "There may be a second in Ihe immediate Hanoi area," Rusk said. "We don't know w h e t h e r there may be others in that area, in terms of the normal geographic positioning of such sites around a heavily populated area." * * * THE secretary said at another point that he was not alarmed by rcjxrts of a recent interview of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin by U.S. industrialist Cyrus Eaton. Kosygin said at that time t h a t Russia might enter the Vietnamese war unless the United States changed its policies. He said he didn't attach "undue importance" lo what Eaton has said. But, he added, "it is very important. . .that no one misunderstand the gravity of the situation. " I f , in fact, those who are supporting North Viet Nam, or feel themselves associated with North Viet Nam, feel that they can drive us out of our commitments there in Southeast Asia -- these commitments are serious, they are of long-standing--we are determined." Take Your Choice If you didn't like your community's rainfall measurement this morniing, try another Delta town. Seven a. m. measurements by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Stoneville showed that Scott received -1.15 inches of rain (his morning but Rclzoni had less than a half inch. If you don't care for Ihe extremes, there was Greenville 1.15; Stoneville 2.58; Ir.dianoln 3.20; Sunflower 2.38; Cleveland 1.57; I.eland LEG or Arkansas City 4.05. Cost Of Living Hits Another Record High WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The cost of living climbed by three-tenths of one per cent in April to a new record high, the Labor Department reported today. for gasoline, ~ vegetables, consumer State Wins District Came GASTONIA, N. C. ( U P I ) Mississippi Slate brat favored Florida Stale 6-3 nn Del Unstr's three - run double loday to win Ihe opening game of the NCAA District 3 baseball lourna- ment. Maryland (16 - C), Atlantic Coast Conference champions, was to mcel the Southern Conference champs, Furman (10-12) in the second game at 1:30 p.m. The Seminoles (2G-S) were lo play the losers of the second game at C p.m. and the Bulldogs (16-8) were to wed the winners at 8:3D p. m. in the double elimination tournament. A single game h slaled Friday nighl and iho championship round will be played Saturday. Higher prices fresh fruits and eggs, tobacco and services contributed to the biggest monthly increase since last July. Factory workers' lake-home pay fell about SI.25 a week and their buying power declined 1.5 per cent from Ihe record levels of March. The Labor Deparlmcnt said its consumer price index 25 Prisoners Stage Riot RAfFORD, Fla. (UPI)-Ahout 25 of 81 maximum security prisoners rioted in a dining room at the Raieford state prison Thursday, injuring nine guards before Ihe disturbance was quelled. Prison officials said none of the injuries was critical. The disturbance broke out as Ihe last man was served a breakfast of pancakes ar.d syrup, according to L. F. Wainwright. stale prisoas director. The Negro convict, identified only as Tillman, threw his tray across the room, jumped onto the steam serving table and started kicking off food and utensils. There were SI prisoners in the dining hall, all of them from Ihe east unit nf the maximum security wing. Many such convicts are serving long terms for major crimes. As many as 25 of the convicts joined in (he fray, Wainwright said, and attacked three guards In the hall with mop handles, huckcts and other loose ilems. Other guards moved inlo the bau!e from a nearby section and h-gan herding Ihe prisoners into a cellblock. climbed lo 109.3 per cent of average 1057-59 prices--1.4 per cent above the level of a year ago. This means it cost the typical consumer SID.93 to buy Ihe same goods and services that sold for $10 in 1957-59. The rise nicked two cents riff the buying power of a SIO bill. ANOTHER small increase In living costs this month was forecast by Sidney Jaffe, deputy assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Asked if the April rise was unusual, Jaffc replied: "It's a little out of bounds but not tremendously." The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that consumer food prices at Ihe grocery store level had sliot up during the past year and would continue lo increase, although at a more moderate level. Some food and grocery prices are almost double w h a t they were a year ago, officials said. Meal prices )«vc increased substanlially ar.d frost damage lo last fall's potato crop has raised the price of lhat staple as much as 59 per cent. The change in the price index triggered one-cent hourly pay raises for about 500.000 workers whose wages are tied to the index by escalator clauses in labor contracts. ATTACKS PLAN WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Republican Policy Committee has attacked President Johnson's rent subsidy plan as "socialistic" and unworkable. Committee Chairman John R. Rhodes, Ariz., charged Wednesday the proposal would "kill incentive for home ownership and make renters wards of the government." Will Include Poll Tax Ban WASHINGTON (UPI)-House leaders appeared determined today to w r i t e an even stronger version at the tough voting rights bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate, including the controversial poll tax ban. President Johnson's historic measure, designed to strike down the remaining barriers to large-scale Negro voting in Iha Sotith. passed the Senate Wednesday on a resounding 77 to 19 vote. Johnson called the Senate's action "triumphant evidence of this nation's resolve that every citizen must and shall be able to march to a polling placs and vote without fear or prejudice or obstruction. . .On behalf of a heartened nation, I express my appreciation to the Senate leadership and those who supported them." The House Judiciary Commit- fee has approved a voting rights bill similar to the Senate measure in most respects. But the two bills differed sharply on the subject of poll tax repeal--and it is that issue which may slow down progress toward enactment. "1 DOUBT t h a t the House will pass a bill without an outright repeal of the poll tax." said Chairman F.manuel Celler. D- N.Y., of the House Judiciary Committee. Speaker John W. McCormack, D-Mass.. has added his influential voice to demands for a poll tax ban. The House Judiciary Committee, in the face of administration opposition, insisted on f l a t repeal of the poll taxes still levied for stale and local election, in Virginia, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi. In contrast, the Senate bill directed the Justice Department to seek court action to strike down poll taxes as unconstitutional. Hoth bills carry congressional declarations that call the poll tax unconstitutional in practice. In other respects, the Senate and House bills are similar. Ruth provide for the automatic elimination of literacy tests and the appointment of federal voting examiners in states with low registration or voting records. The two hills hare slightly differing "tripocr" systems, however. The House hill would affect Alabama. Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia ami Alaska on a statewide basis. The Senate bill would touch only parts of Virginia and Alaska, but cover the other five states completely. The House bill is not expected to come up for debate u n t i l mid-June. The Judiciary Committee is not expected to complete the required legislative reports on the bill until late this week. After that, the House Rules Committee is expected to t a k e al least two weeks before clearing the measure for floor action. THE vote sending the p r e - cedent-setting measure to the House Wednesday came after five weeks of Senate debate. Upon becoming law, the bill would provide federal guarantees of Negro rights to register and vote in southern slates if it is established that such requirements as literacy tests have been used to discriminate. It wo'.ild be the first federal legislation lo nullify state qual- i f i c a t i o n s for voters in state and local elections. Weather NORTH MISSISSIPPI -- Considerable cloudiness with thundershowers and a few thunderstorms affecling 60 per cent or more of the area today and 20-10 per cent of southeast portions tonight and Friday. Skies becoming partly cloudy in north portion tonight ar.d Friday. High this afternoon mostly in Ihe 80s, low tonight in the 60s. Outlook for Saturday, partly cloudy and mild. U. S. Observer Brodie Crump reports a high ol 89 degrees and a low of 66 degrees for the 24- hour period preceding 8:35 a,m, Thursday, when the temperature was 68. Rainfall (or the same period wai 1.15 inches.

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