The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on June 1, 1965 · Page 1
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Tuesday, June 1, 1965
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'Inch-By-Inch'Rescue Saves Yomg Explorer SALT LAKE CITY (UPI)-A young explorer, delirious after dangling for eight hours in a shoulder harness, was hauled from the nation's deepest vertical cave Monday night in an "inch-by-inch 11 rescue. James Dowling, 22, a University of California graduate student from Connersville, Ind,, was pulled from the 400 foot level of Ncgg's Cave in a three hour rescue operation, suffering from shock, over-exertion and painlul bruises. He was taken to a Salt Lake City hospital where his condition was reported "critical." + * * THE CAVE, which is, 1,170 feet deep, is located in the Wasatch Mountains on the southeast out- skirls of the city. The opening is V/i feet wide and the largest cavern is estimated at 40 feet. Dowling and two companions Design For Victory Newly elected Glen Allan High School cheerleaders, assisted by leaders of the Bearettes, practice decorating the goal post in preparation for the fall football schedule. On (he ladder are cheerleaders: left to right, Patricia Acuff, BUIlc Jean Fortner, Christine Sapp, Julie Stone and Diane "Moon Pie" Mullins. Assisting them are: Assistant Benrettc leaders Sylvia Hill and Linda Woodall and Bearette leader Carol Ann Brown. The Beareltes is a 20-member drill team. (Staff Photo) Vietnamese Launch Counterattack SAIGON (UPI) - South Vietnamese marines' today launched a counter - attack against a withdrawing Communist force which used human wave tactics to smash two government battalions around the coastal city of Quang Ngai. A Viet Cong terror squad penetrated Quang Ngai's defenses before daybreak today and attacked the provincial police headquarters with satchel charges and hand grenades. One policeman was seriously injured. The guerrillas penetrated to within 400 yards of the' American military c o m pound. A full battalion of Vietnamese marines was involved in today's counter - attack. Helicopters airlifted the troops into an area 10 miles northwest of Quang Ngai. Vietnamese officers said the marines encountered sporadic resistance as they moved in to recapture territory lost in earlier fighting. , !* * 'THE mB.i Communist force appeared to have abandoned, at least for the time being, an attempt to seize the provincial capital and slice South Viet Nam in two. Quang Ngai, about 340 miles north of Saigon, is on th'e coast of the South China Sea and sits astride the country's main north - south highway. Military sources said Vietnamese losses in three days of bitter fighting near Quang Ngai may run as high as 700 killed and wounded, believed to be the highest yet for any single battle in the war. ·'WeUheiT Shots Reported By JOHN CHILDS An unidentified white woman this morning fired several shots in the air or over the heads of striking Negro farm hands near a Tribbett plantation, the sheriff's department confirmed today. T. B. Green, one of 12 tractor drivers who are striking for higher wages at the Andrews NORTH MISSISSIPPI - Partly .cloudy with little change in temperatures today, tonight and Wednesday. Thundershowers Wednesday affecting up to 20 per cent of area. High today 86-92, low tonight W-74. Ooutlook for Thursday, little change. US Weather Observer Brodie Crump said the 24-hour high was 83 degrees, the low, 65. The temperature was C7 at 1:31 am. today. Rainfall, trace. New System Recommended For US Pay WASHINGTON (UPI)-President Johnson's chief talent scout told Congress today that with one fell swoop it could forever assure federal workers of fair pay^'and avoid (he "embarrassment" of proposing raises for itself. Chairman John Macy of the Civil Service Commission went to Capitol Hill to spell out the details of a radical, new method of establishing government salary rates from top to bot- 1 torn. * * + THE 'system could result in semi - automatic annual pay hikes for rank-and-file while collar) and postal workers. Members/of Congress, federal judges, ,' cabinet officers and other "executives" would get pay adjustments every four years. t Testifying before a House civil service and post office subcommittee, Macy called the administration proposal "sound" and "historic." He said: "It would relieve Congress of the i embarrassment of initiating proposed rates of pay of its owrj members and it would have the:advantage of making changes on the basis of a studied and balanced system of relationships among all pay sched- uSs. "Macy, who also serves as Johnson's number one adviser on personnel and appointments, received a friendly reception f.-om the subcommittee. The chief complaint was that the new plan would prevent Congress from granting pay raises beyond what the P r e s i d e n t asked. Plantation, told deputies that the woman fired four times with a .38 pistol. Green said he has not decided whether to file charges. -John Wood, 23, and Paul Gerhard, 22, both UC graduate students and from Bladensburg, Md.--entered the cave Suixlay morning. Dowling became trapped the following morning as they were ascending. "The first inkling of trouble came when Jim started slowing down," said Wood, who was climbing ahead of Dowling with Gerhard. "Then he complained his legs were troubling him." * * * WOOD and Gerhard also were tiring and unable to return (o Dowling who by then was hanging in a harness near the (op of the cave's "great pit" witli R 100-foot sheer drop below. Wood and Gerhard struggled to the cave opening where they were met by a backup team of University of Utah climbers -Donald Sims, Hdtiie Anderson and La Veil Burnham. The Ulah students entered the cave while Wood and Gerhard went to the home of Bill Ishcr- wood, another Utah student ami friend of Dowling, who notified the sheriff's office. A nine member rescue team was dispatched to the scene. * * + SIMS, Anderson and Burnham succeeded in reaching Dowling at mid - afternoon ami hauled him to a ledge. However they were unable to pull him front the "great pit" and returned to the surface. The rescue team, which included Dr. Gary Carlson of iho sheriff's jeep patrol, reached Dowling at 6 p.m. Carlson said Dowling was delirious. After giving Dowling some broth and scdnlion, the rescuers removed his soggy clothing ami wrapped him in a sleeping bag for the arduous trip to thn surface. Some of the rcscuors pulled on a chain rope attached to the bog while others pushed, * * * "WE changed positions about every five minutes," reported Alex Kelner. "The limestone interior of the cave has needle sharp outcroppings most of the way down-like little knife blades. Some were so sharp that Dowling's sleeping bag left a trail of feathers. "And. it was damp and wet every inch of the way. "When we reached Dowling he was sopping. Water had dripped for hours down the rope to his shoulder harness and onto the ledge where he was lodged by [he Utah boys." Bdfa The push - pull struggle io reach !he cave opening faltered at several points with rescuers finding it necessary to twist Dowling in his bag around sharp corners. The sedation wore off as they neared the surface and one rescuer quoted Dowling as mumbling: "Get me out! Get me out!!" * * * AT THE cave opening, t h e team managed to get the head ot the bag through but Dowling's shoulders became pinned. It was about five minute? before they finally got the bag entirely to the surface. Dowling then was carried by litter for three-quarters of » mile to a jeep which took him two miles through rough terrain to the end ot the canyon road for transfer to an ambulance and a 10 mile ride to ths hospital. RED STREAK FINAL 76th Year United Press International /UPI/ Greenville. Mississippi Tuesday, June 1,, 1965 Price 5c No. 233 I i Medical Qkay Awaited For Walk Into Space CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)--An expected medical OK today will give U. S. astronaut Edward H. White a go- to try to "walk" 3,600 miles across northern Mexico e United States during 12 daring minutes of his leap ahead and the into space Thursday White and fellow astronaut James A. McDivitt a former college chum assigned as pilot of their two-seater Gemini - 4 spaceship, underwent a final three-hour head-fo-loe physical and psychological examination this morning by a team of experts headed by Dr. Charles Berry. · · · * · » EARLY forecasts indicated good weather at Cape Kennedy and in the main recovery areas on Thursday and probably on Friday. As the blast · off hour of S a.m. EST Thursday neared, a drastically revised flight plan revealed, 'hat, . in . addition fa : White's : highly touted "space walk" and their attempt to iteer to within 20 feet of «n- othe'r saleUite, the astronauts will dump iir Iron their «bia at least twice. The plan, virtually rewritten following a series of dramatic changes ordered by federal space agency chiefs last week, also reflected the featherlike touch that McDivitt will be called upon to use on the controls to separate gently enough from the Titan-2 rocket booster that earlier orbited them, to keep it nearby. McDivitt and White, a pair of space rookies with the nation's first real chance to challenge Russian manned spaceflight supremacy, hope to fly the 7,200 - pound Gemini-4 62 limes around the world in 9714 .hours. Technicians planned to load the towering Titan-2 rocket with propellants Wednesday, to be ready to begin the final four- hour countdown before dawn Thursday. THE shooting incident re - porledly occurred in front of Roosevelt Adams Boguc Grocery some two miles away from the Andrews farm. During the morning up to 15 Negroes picketed in front of trie farm liouse in which Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Andrews live. They carried signs urging support for the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union and calling on farm workers to strike. The tractor drivers and their families left the Andrews place yesterday after being rebuffed in their efforts to win a J1.25 an hour wage. They say they currently make $6 a day and want to make $9 a day. This morning personnel from the Delta Ministry of the National Council of Churches, plus seine of the strikers, talked a busload of choppers out of working at the Andrews farm. They paid the driver $16 and the bus returned to town. SEVERAL I r a c t o r drivers who were working on the farm were the target of shouts from the strikers urging them to quit. By noon, only four sheriff's deputies and a few Negroes in cars were on the road in front of the cotton and soybean plantation. There were unconfirmed rumors that the operation's owners would seek an injunction at mid - afternoon in Washington C o u n t y Chancery Court blocking the picketing. The Bogue Grocery has been the scene of meetings by the M- FLU for the past month. At noon a number of Negroes, many with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee buttons had congregated there. Yesterday afternoon c oun ty and state officials along with Delta Ministry and Council of Federated Organizations personnel gathered at the farm of A. L. and B. W. Andrews as the 12 striking workers returned to their homes after a visit to the Delta Ministry headquarters in Greenville. * ' * * THE FARM workers gave A. L. Andrews a document stating they intended fa "protect their property rights in their homes through judicial proceedings by law." Andrews had told the workmen to leave his farm after they refused to work yesterday morning. Shortly after the document was delivered to Andrews, Greenville Attorney W. C. Keady drove onto the narrow Tribbett community highway where the strikers, highway patrolmen sheriffs' deputies, civil rights workers and area farmers and businessmen were gathered. FOLLOWING 10 minutes consultation with Andrews, Kcady addressed the group of strikers, identifying himself as "an attorney who has represented Mr. Andrews for a number of years." Ready fold the strikers that Andrews wanted to talk to them through him. St» -- Pkkcti -- 6 474 Die S 1 In Worst | \Memorial Toll'I By United Press International At least 487 persons -- a record for a three-day Memorial weekend--died in traffic accidents during the nation's long springtime holiday. The United Press International count from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday showed an over all total of 69S deaths from accidental causes during the 78-hour holiday. The breakdown: Traffic 487 Drownings 122 Planes 12 Miscellaneous 77 Total 698. California, with 55 traffic deaths, as usual led all slates. Texas counted 29 dead in traffic, Ohio and Florida 28 each, New York 24 and Michir gan 21. The National Safety Council said the loss of life could be blamed on irresponsible and incompetent driving: Government Begins Push For Hospital Integration 77 Japanese Miners Killed FUKUOKA, Japan (UPI) A gas explosion tore through a small coal mine on this southern island of Kyushu today. Mine officials reported 77 miners known dead and 160 feared trapped inside the shaft. The blast occurred at a mountain-side shaft owned by the Yamano Mining Corp. near the town of Inatsuki, 25 miles east of Fukuoka and 600 miles southeast of Tokyo. Mine officials said nearly 500 miners were in the pit -when the explosion hit the mine at noon. About 270 managed to escape, 29 of them with injuries. It was the second major nine disaster within a week. Last Friday between 250 and 375 miners were killed in India when an explosion rocked the big Dhori coal mine northeast of Calcutta. The blast was so powerful persons living nearby thought it was an earthquake. The explosion in the Japanese mine occurred nearly a mile from the pithead. Court Favors Justice In Dispute With Cox WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court let stand today a tuling that a federal judge may not compel a U. S. attorney to sign an indictment. The brief order was a victory for the Justice Department in the dispute on the subject with Federal District Judge W. Harold Cox at Jackson. The court rejected Cox's appeal from a 4-3 decision handed down Jan. 26, 1965, by the 5th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The fifth circuit reversed a contempt finding by Cox against U. S. Attorney Robert E. Hauberg of Jackson, who had refused to sign an indictment on instructions from then acting Attorney General Nicholas Deb. Katzenbach. US Treasurer Still 'Serious' DARBY, Pa. (UPI) - Mrs. Kalhryn O'Hay Granahan, treasurer of the United .States, was reported improving but still in "very serious" condition today at Fitzgerald - Mercy Hospital following brain surgery. The hospital reported that Mrs. Granahan had passed the "crisis" period following the removal of a blood clot from the surface of the brain last Thursday. Who Will Reign? One of seven Greenville and St. Joe High School gradua tes will reign as Queen of (he Greenville Summer Carnival July 2 through 4. The carnival royalty wil| be crowned July 1 at a Greenville Teen Club Dance. Contestants pictured above are (left to right) Elizabeth Sherman, Josie Winn, Susan Kirk, Sandra Holloway, Linda Deener and Brenda Abide. Not pictured is Ethel Archer. (Staff Photo) Bogalusa Clashes Continue By United Press International Civil rights leaders staging fEve-month-old demonstrations in Bogalusa, La., vowed today to return to the street where whites and Negroes clashed Monday. "We're going to go back there tomorrow and put 10 people in front of every store and tell them to build a bigger jail," a Negro leader said after the brawl. There were three separate battles in the outburst of violence Monday in the paper mill city. At least three p ersons were injured and police arrested 15 others--10 whites and five Negroes -- and threatened mass arrests to prevent further disorders. ONE of the fights started when about 25 whites, armed with clubs and pipe lengths, attacked two Negro pickets outside a supermarket. Police guarding the pickets were decoyed away by a sham battle. One of the pickets, Aaron C. Griffith, 24, was hospitalized with severe head cuts. The other picket was slightly injured. In Selma, Ala., Negro leaders threatened today to move demonstrations into the streets of while residential areas. U was not immediately apparent if the threat had the sanction of Dr. Martin Luther King who spearheads (he movement in Alabama. X 7} LBJ 'Welcomes' Debate, Sticks To His Policy WASHINGTON (UPI)--President Johnson todav welcomed critical debate on his foreign policy, but said he would do what he felt was right no matter how "the transient winds of opinion blow." Johnson, apparently referring to recent U.S. moves in South Viet Nam and the Dominican Rep'jblic, said he knew the WASHINGTON (UPI)-Backed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the federal government is starting to roll with a massive effort to make sure that Southern hospitals and welfare programs are free of segregation. At slake are millions of dollars in federal grants. Localities risk losinr; the money if the government decides they are vising U discriminately. Southern school districts already have been given two years--until the fall of 1967--to desegregate completely or face withdrawal of federal school aid funds; Many have indicated they will fall in line. FEDERAL officials are optimistic that the hospital nnd welfare plan would be easier to put into effect. Federal spending programs are formidable, with 53 billion a year in welfare grants alone going to the states to provide at least half of their welfare expenditures. Some S o u t h e r n states get SO per cent of their welfare budgets from Washington. There also is the Hill-Burton program, which provides up to two-thirds of most hospital con- ; struction costs. The govern- ji iiient already has spent more r,% than $2 billion on building new .^j health facilities, and the cur- ··£ rent annual budget is $221) mil- -vi lion. The Civil Rights Act requires ;-.j that government agencies dis- /-v: tributing federal funds to localities get iron-clad assurance? i; that none of the money is going r ; to segregated programs. *. The President added: large majority of Americans supported U.S.- efforts--everywhere to stop aggression. But he said criticism of American policy helped to test present policy and did not mean the nation was divided on its broad global aims. JOHNSON made the comments in a speech prepared for the graduation exercises of National Cathedral School, where his 17-year-old daughter, Luci, was receiving her diploma. The President, back from a Memorial Day weekend at his Texas ranch, also scheduled a televised news conference at 4 p.m. EDT. It was to be carried live by the major radio and television networks. In his speech at Luci's graduation exercises, Johnson saluted young Americans as the "concerned and committed generation." He asked their help In aiding the needy peoples of the world to find a belter life. But he aimed his remarks mainly at criticism of U.S. foreign policy. He said the recent foreign policy discussion dcm- . onslratcd the great strength of American democracy to debate issues in a time of danger. "FOR OUR soldiers are falling in Viet Nam, and are on guard in the Dominican Republic so that men may always rise with perfect safety to criticize and try to influence their government," he said. "By testing ideas in the forum of the nation we help to discover their strength and wisdom. .. "Therefore ive welcome and ask for new ideas from serious and concerned men ami women--from universities and journals and public plntforms across this land. We are constantly searching for views and proposals which might help your government..." THIS means that hospitals *. L built with Hill-Burton funds must admit patients without re- '-.,- gard to race, creed or color, and that all staffs and facilities V must be desegregated. y It means, too, that federal' J welfare funds must be distriS- X; uted fairly and without dis- I *t crimination. State and local g welfare offices must hire person- |8 nel on a nondiscriminatory basis and their waiting roomi must be integrated. OAS Chief Seeks Replacement In Dominican Mediation Role |! SANTO DOMINGO (UPI)--New cease-fire violations were re- J» ported today as mediators marked time in their drive for a po- \l \: litical peace here. .:! ;° Jose A. Mora, secretary general of the Organization of Amer: .| i', ican States (OAS), was described as hopeful that the inter- ; Y- American body would relieve him of the task of trying to medi- .·; »'. ate the Dominican conflict. i' j A military spokesman meanwhile reported 15 cease-fire vio- .;] I lations in the 24 hours ending at midnight, with one paratrooper 3 |i reported "injured." The spokesman said U.S. forces returned fire .d f on seven occasions. ,, » « . = · ' I Informed diplomatic sources said Mora believes the OAS 3] W. foreign ministers' conference, now in session in Washington, ~. K: should appoint a special committee to replace him. -j ft In Washington, Secretary of State Dean Rusk said ^ the OAS 5 ft meeting is "moving very strongly toward a consensus" on th» \ K selection of a committee of Latin American ambassadors to super- II sede Mora. 1 * * * ' 1 THE OAS official has been accused of partiality by both sides I| in the Dominican conflict. He has been unable to get either sid« g to agree to any significant compromise, measure. ^jBpg-BnjMMimWWM^^

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