The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on June 2, 1965 · Page 1
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Wednesday, June 2, 1965
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Todty-t Font* NO RAIN IN AREA Sflfe Uella 76tH Year United Press International /UP!/ Greenville, Mississippi Wednesday, June 2, 1965 RED STREAK FINAL Price 5c No. 234 City Tax Roll Up AboutSUMillion City Tax Assessor Mickey Ashley Tuesday told City Council it could anticipate a $1,376,969 increase in its tax roll for 1965-1965 over last year. his tentative tax roll fig- In urcs, which will be completed in time for budget-making in August for the coming fiscal year, Ashley estimated that total assessed valuation within fhe city limits will be $55,390,913. * * * THIS compares with an actual tax roll of $54,0]3,M4 for the present fiscal year. The city's tax millage (its taxes) is based on the assessed valuation. Under Ashley's projection, one mill will represent about $55.400 in revenue to the city. The separate school district property lying outside the city limits shows an increase of $281.549, Ashley reported. The estimated tax roll for 1M5-19G6 in the district outside the city is $10,455,197. This year's tax roll shows $10.173,648. The total tax base on which school taxes will be based for 19S5-G6 will, according to Ashley, be $65,846,110. This means one mill in school taxes will represent around .$66,000. * * * THE BIGGEST increase on the roll within the city limits was in realty, up $619,000 from the $35,581,255 this year. The biggest increase in the school district outside the city will be in aulmobiles, up $200,000 over Hie $800,000 this year. Council handled a number of routine matters in its 30-minute session. Leland Board Appoints Fred Abide The Leland Board of Aldermen last night appointed Fred Abide to serve on the I.eland- T h i r d District Planning Commission. He replaces John W. Dickins, who resigned several weeks ago. Claude Jackson was appointed to the city planning and zoning board, replacing newly elected alderman Perrin Grissom. The Board received for study bids on a truck and body for the water department and voted to advertise for a replacement police car. * * * THEY VOTED to pay Burdine a n d Ross Construction Company $50,974.99 for the May estimated work on the city's $100,000 street improvement project. The project is now half completed. Williams, Williams and Clark of Yazoo City received engineers fees of $1,699.17 for the May street work. Proceeding to annex adjacent areas to the city of Leland were discussed. A survey of potential new city residents will be made this week by city officials. Following discussion, t h e board adopted a resolution f o acquire right of way or utility easement to the residence of John Webb in west Leland. Alderman Perrin Grissom, elected in the May 8 city democratic primary, will not formally join the board until July. He viewed the meeting from the audience as lame duck member D. A. Bradham completed his four year term. Vietnamese Reds Down US Planes SAIGON (UPI) -- North Vietnamese anti - aircraft guns shot down two more U.S. Navy planes today, killing all five crewmen in the heaviest single air loss since raids began on the north. In ground fighting, U.S. military headquarters disclosed another major setback. The loss brought to 403 the number of Americans killed in action in Viet Nam since massive U.S. aid began in 19G1. A government spokesman said the Communists carried out three successive ambushes Tuesday which took a toll of 160 government troops killed, wounded or missing near the government district headquarters of Le Thanh in Pleiku Province, 223 miles northeast of Saigon. THE PLEIKU action in which two American advisers were killed had been reported before. But only today did U.S. military headquarters disclose the extent of the Communist victory. Viet Cong losses in the Tuesday battle were put at 21 killed. In other ground action Communist forces attacked three Vietnamese units southwest of Quang Ngai, a coastal city 340 miles north of Saigon. Government troops suffered a staggering setback there earlier this week. U.S. military advisers said naval bombardments by warships of the U. S. 7th Fleet stalled the Red attack only 10 miles from Qnang Ngai and two miles from the airstrip. A U.S. spokesman said the first American pilot was killed today when his A4 Skyhawk jet from the aircraft carrier Midway was hit by Communist ground fire during a raid on a coastal radar . - station near Thanh Hoa, about 75 miles south of Hanoi. The pile. ot another Skyhawk on the same mission saw the plane plunge into the Gulf of Tonkin about a mile offshore. The pilot of the stricken plane was unable to parachute. The second downed plane was a modified Al Skyraider dispatched from the Midway with four crewmen to search for the wreckage of the Skyhawk in hopes of saving the pilot. It was hit during the search operation ami crashed about a half mile inland. Local Firemen Head Conventions Greenville Fire Chief A. Z. l.okey is presiding over (he convention of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association today and Capt. Van Shirey of Greenville will preside over the convention of the Mississippi Fireman's Association Thursday. Both Associations are meeting in Meridian. In addition to Chief Lokey and Captain Shirey, those attending from Greenville include Assistant Chiefs Paul Lawrence and Joe Harper, Captains 0. L. Banks and Neil Sanders and Engineer J. Dodd. 'Man On Horseback' Claims f; Marina Oswald As Bride i 1 RfCHARDSON, Tex, (UPI)-- Marina Oswald, who was unsuspectingly drawn into one of Ihe nation's greatest tragedies, i' Tuesday happily became the June bride of a man who rode inlo ; her life on horseback. · "I just want to be left alone," said Ihe radianl Marina Tues- ; day night following her wedding. Wilh lhat, she and her husband, 27-ycar-dd Kenneth Jess Porter, drove off to an undisclosed retreat. '; The couple was wed in a small justice of the peace office in Ihe liny community of Fate, Tex. ; The couple consented to a short press conference at Marina's home in Richardson, about 30 miles west of Fale. The Russian-born Marina, 24, appeared happy but a litlle bit ·. stunned by the attention. : * * * :: THE beaming bride, dressed in white, bore little resemblance ; to the woman who was escorted into the Dallas police slalion . the evening of Nov. 22, 1963. She had jusl been told her husband, i Lee Harvey Oswald, was suspected of killing the President of . ! the United Stales. She became a widow two days lalcr. Oswald was shot to ! death in the Dallas police station hasemenl by Jack Ruby. 1 A Richardson neighbor, Mrs. Myrnl Clark, said she introduced . Marina to Porter. Mrs. Clark is Porter's landlady. ... She sairl that she and Marina were silling on the back porch ft Mrs. Clark's home one day about (wo months ago "when Ker,n«th came riding up on his horse." LBJ Orders Deputy Delivers Injunction Chief Deputy Sheriff Ear! Fisher hands a sweeping w r i t of injunction to Rev. Laurice Walker of the Delta Ministry, (center), one of 20 defendants enjoined yesterday from entering Ihc premises of the Andrews Brothers Farm south of Leland. The injunction, issued by Chancellor S. B. Thomas, sharply limits picketing at the farm. Standing and sitting around the deputy are olher defendants named in the writs. (Staff Photo) Picketers To Contest Chancery Injunction By JOHN GUILDS A Delta Ministry spokesman said today that a sweeping chancery court injunction l i m i t i n g picketing at Andrews Brothers farm will "be taken to court." The spokesman did not say which court. Chancery Judge S. B. Thomas yesterday issued an injunction ordering 12 striking workers to immediately vacate their homes on the 1,330-acre farm south ot Leland. The injunction included extensive restrictions upon picketing at the f a r m . PBJ Calls Meeting On Vote Changes Jackson (UP?) -- Gov. Paul Johnson has called a meeting of legislative leaders · here Thursday night to consider proposed changes in state voting laws, it was learned today. - A .special session" of th'e legislature to consider changes in present election laws is In prospect. A number of legislators received letters from the governor inviting them lo meet with him here at 7 p.m. Thursday. In the letters, Ihe governor said he had "a group of outstanding Mississippi attorneys studying the matter of registration and voting in Mississippi in crmjimcton with the voting rights bill in Congress." "THE GROUP will be prepared lo hand a report lo me June 3 and 1 would like for you to hear nnd consider the report and recommendations," the letters said. Among those receiving Ihe letters was Sen. Merle Palmer oi Pascagoula, chairman of the Senate Elections Committee. Palmer said he felt the meeting was a prelude to calling a special session. The governor's office had no immediate comment on the planned meeting. Johnson has sairl he probably would call a special legislative session lo consider t h e voting rights crisis. He indicated recently the s e s s i o n probably would come laler this month. Space Shot Wins 'Go' CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) U. S. astronauts .lames McDivitt and Edward White won a tentative "go" today for a four- day, space - walking venture set lo begin Thursday before a satellite-linked audience in 13 nations. Dr. George E. Mueller, U. S. manned spaceflight chief, said "we are in a go condition" for the 62-orbit Might of Geminil-- man's boldest challenge in space --starling with a fiery blastoff at 9 a.m. I£ST Tursday. The (wo astronauts relaxed their rigorous t r a i n i n g today and decided lo forego a f i n a l make-believe imuiation in favor of boning up on their drastically revised flight plan and gelling a good night's rest during the f i n a l 24 hours. Rapid-fire go - aheads came from weathermen, doctors and flight chiefs. "Everything looks to be as good as you can hope for il lo be al I his lime." sairl Christopher C. K r a f t , the flight director who planned to return to the federal space agency's $120 million control center in Houston, Tex., Thursday to call the signals on the 1,552,000 mile voyage, Chancellor Thomas stipulated Tuesday at Ihe end of a 50-min- ule court session at the Washington County Courthouse that he would schedule a hearing quickly if there were objections. * » * THE 12 workers, who staged a walkout strike for higher pay Monday, were ordered to vacate their homes and remove their f a m i l i e s and personal effects immediately. They were also barred from re-entering the farm premises " f o r any purposes whatsoever." All defendants, including Delta Ministry and the Council of Federated Organizations, were barred from entering Ihe f a r m premises with Ihe exception of private roads. The defendants were prohibited from "either directly or indirectly threatening, i n t i m i d a t i n g or coercing" llie Andrews or their employes. The court order specifically prohibited the defendants from "using loud language, cat-calls, j e e r s , unruly and boisterous conduct, as well as direct threats of violence and bodily harm" lo the Andrews or their employes. A three-point standard w a s set by the order for picketing at the farm. THE PICKETERS are limited to four persons by Ihe order. Tfiey are allowed to stand or walk along Ihe highway in the vicinity of the farm's shop and shed complex and to carry one sign no larger than 30 inches square. The picketing w i l l be conducted in a quiet and orderly manner, Ihe injunction stipulates. The Chancellor lokl SheriEf John Durham t h a t law enforcement officers have a duly to protect the pickelers and t h e i r rights as well as the landowner's rights. "I want I h n t understood," Judge Thomas said. Chancellor Thomas said l h a t such an injunction without notice was granted only in rare cases. He said, however, he felt the situation warranted it. As the judge spoke, A. L. Andrews, a partner in the f a r m , sat with c r u t c h e s a t hand. H e h a s been hindered in his work by a knee injury sustained recently in an accident involving a cultivator. He was represented at the hearing by W. C. Keady of Keady, Campbell and DcLong. * * * WHEN CHIEF Deputy Shcrill Earl Fisher arrived at the f a r m late yesterday to serve the papers, Ihere were no defendants on hand to receive them. He found Ihe workers at the nearby Bogue S t o r e , scene of civil righls meetings in Ihe area f o r the past several weeks. See -- Picketen -- Page 2 US Commander Protests Mob Action By Reds BERLIN (UPI) - Gen. Andrew P. Omeara, commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, strongly protested to Soviet Gen. Piolr K. Koschewoi today against a Communist mob 'attack Tuesday night on the U.S. mission in Potsdam. Koschewoi commands Russian forces in East Germany. The written protest was the second of the day against the anti-American demonstration in which two American flags were desecrated and the m i s s i o n headquarters at Potsdam damaged in protests against U.S. policy in Viet Nam. AT 10 minutes after midnight, Maj. Gen. F. T. Pachler, Army chief of staff in Europe, made an oral protest to the head of the Soviet liaison mission to the U.S. Army. Western officials believed tfe attack Tuesday was organized by the Easl Germans and condoned by the Russians. An estimated 300 persons shouting "American murderers" hurled stones and ink bottles against the wall of the U.S. military liaison mission headquarters. The mob lore down the American flag, broke windows and smeared anti-American slogans on the wails while Communist police stood by. No Americans were injured. Russian troops in a barracks only 41)0 yards from the building made no move to protect it although il is their duly to do so under the Four-Power agreements governing Berlin. Potsdam is localed j u s t outside West B e r l i n . Three-Nation Mediation Team Prepares Dominican Action WASHINGTON (UP!)--A Ihrce-nalion mediation team named by the Organization of American States (OAS) prepared today to assume its peace seeking role in the troubled Dominican Republic. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, the U. S. member of the group, planned to leave for Santo Domingo tonight or Thursday ; morning. The olher members, El Salvador Ambassador Ramon · Clainnont de Duenas and Brazilian Ambassador llmar Penna ; Marino, said they would leave for the Dominican capital sometime Thursday. * * + THE OAS approved a resolution forming the committee early today a f t e r debating the plan since l a t e the afternoon before, i Approval came on a vote of 15 to 7, with three of the 20 mem- ' bers abstaining. ; Final approval came after Secretary of S t a t e Dean Rusk s : participated in several days of informal sessions to urge adoption i ! of the plan and gain the required support from undecided Latin ; ; American nations. : . · The mediation c o m m i t t e e was given the mission of "col- : : laborating" with OAS Secretary General Jose A. Mora in seeking : : ! ^ "the establishment of peace and conciliation t h a t would permit . · i the functioning of democratic institutions in the Dominican Re- . = public." Thousand Clowns Wins Lion's Share Of Matsys "A Thousand Clowns," f i n R l production of the Twin City Theater Guild's 1DG4-65 season, didn't win a thousand Matsys. But it did receive the lion's shave of the Guild's 'newly instituted awards at last night's presentations. Directed by Burrcll McGee and J a m e s Robertshaw, "A Thousand Clowns" was named the best production of the year by Guild members. From the production Hndding Carter III received the "best actor" Matsy, Scollie I.ake Webster received the "best actress" and Ralph Davison was named "best supporting actor." Check Your DD-T Carrier! The Delta Democrat Times is offering a (en dollar reward leading lo the identification of two tall hoys, both about f i f l e e n years old. who have been illegally collecting from home subscribers of Ihe Delta Democrat- Times. DD-T circulation m a n a g e r Louis Young asks all subscribers to know their newspaper carriers. "If you have any doubt about the identity of someone collecting for the paper, please call the DD-T circulation department," he said. The two who have been recently collecting without routes were described as "about 15 years old, t a l l , one blond and one dark headed." They carried DD-T receipt cards w i t h them. COMPLETING Ihe i n t e r - play c o m p e t i t i o n w a s Claudette Reese's Matsy for her supporting actress role in "The Crucible." Sen. W. J. Caraway served as master of ceremonies. The gold sfatueltes were presented to directors and Ihespi- ans by members of the f a m i l y of the late "Matsy" Wynn Richards Taylor, for whom Ihc Guild theater play house is also named, and Mrs. N. L. Mayhall. They also honored backstage workers from the four plays with Matsys. Bobby Sfcrruzza was named by cast and directors of "A Thousand Clowns" and "Bell. Book ami Candle" as "outstanding backstage worker." Palti Fallen received similar honors for "The Crucible" and Margaret Spiars for "A Happy Time." Preceding the presentations, "The Street of Good Friends," directed by Helene Forte, was presented \vith wiih Patti Fallen Helen Spiars, Marie Suores and K a t i e Rose. GUILD President Dr. Frank Acree presided-over a brief business meeting at which officers and directors of the Guild were elected for 1365-M. * * * NAACP Asks School, Hospital Funds Cut Tiie Washington County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People today wired two federal officials requesting with- Ixlding of hospital and educational funds because of desegregation noncompliance. The telegrams, .signed by JEm- mie Thornton, chapter president, were sent lo James Quigley, assistant secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare; am! Dr. Francis Keppel, U. S. Commissioner of Education. THE QUIGLEY telegram followed t a l k s with General Hospit a l board cf trustees chairman Jere Nash Sr. and Administrator Roy Myers, Thornton said. The telegram said "We. t h e Washington County B r a n c h NAACP request ( h a t all federal funds be withheld from t fi e Washington County G e n e r a l Hospital in Greenville, Miss., u n t i l they (sic) comply w i t h the non-discriminatory act of 1861." The Keppel telegram said "We, t h e Washington C o u n t y Branch of NAACP request that all federal funds he withheld from Ihe Greenville and Washington County school districts u n t i l they comply with the recent guidelines set up by the U. S. Commissioner of Education." WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Johnson is pulling 2,000 U.S. Marines out of the Dominican Republic, but with caution that a "very strong and sustained effort" still is needed to bring a measure of peace to that strife-torn land. The Chief Executive made his announcement of the troop w i t h d r a w a l Tuesday during his 43rd formal news conference, a 30-minute a f f a i r carried on nationwide television and radio awl largely devoted to foreign policy matters. Before his w i t h d r a w a l order, U.S. military strength in the Dominican Republic area totaled 17,500 men, down by 4,000 from the peak reached shortly a l t e r Johnson f i r s t despatched the Marines to Santo Domingo last April 28. THE President said lhat a Communist threat still exists in Ihe Caribbean island nation. R e d activity -- particularly i n the area of propaganda--"Still is noted hour by hour," he said. But lie said that U.S. military commanders on the scene and Secretary General Jose A. Mora of the Organization of American States (OAS) be. lieved the military situation ' has cased enough to permit further U.S. troop withdrawals. Johnson vowed strong support f o r Mora and strong U.S. backing lor OAS e f f o r t s to "enlarge and strengthen efforts for a peaceful settlement." TWO THINGS remain to be done, he said. They are: --To find a broadly based government under OAS leadership. --To begin Ihe "comprehensive task of reconstruction" in the Dominican Republic. Although most of his news conference, held in the ornate East Room of the White House, centered on U.S. policy in Ihe Dominican Republic, the president made these other points: --He has asked Congress for a "very special" $89 million appropriation (o begin the "massive effort" of l i f t i n g the economy of Southeast Asia. "This is the only way t h a t I know in which we can really win," he said. --The United States has begun feeding and clothing about 3'/2 million citizens of the Dominican Republic. and has treated more than 15,000 per-. sons in medical centers set up in Santo Domingo. --He docs not want to speculate on the possibility of all-out use of U.S. troops in combat against t h e Communist Viet Cong thi f a i n n recent flare-up in .,.*, fighting Ihere had been "anticipated," nnd that it was serious. Weather NORTH MISSISSIPPI: C l e a r to partly cloudy and warm today and Thursday. High this afternoon Rfi-ai, low tonight 66-74. Outlook for Friday, lillle change. U. S. Weather Observer Hrodie Crump reports a high of S3 and a low of 67 degrees for fhe 24-hour period preceding 5:50 a.m. loday. At lhat time the temperature was 71. Matsy Winners Winners cl Ihe Twin Cily Theater Guild's first annual Matiy awards were (lell fo right) Ralph Davison, best supporting aclor; Claudcllc Reese, best supporting actress; Burrell McGcc, director of best production; Scotlie Lake Webster, best actress; and Hodding Carter III, besl actor. Not pictured was James Robert' ·haw, co-director o[ (he best production. (Staff Photo)

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