The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on June 6, 1965 · Page 1
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Sunday, June 6, 1965
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NO RAIN IN AREA 76th" Year United Press International Greenville, Mississippi LBJ's Name Is Booed By Pro-Rebel Mob SANTO DOMINGO (UPI)-An estimated 10,000 supporters of Ihe Dominican rebels Saturday crowded a downtown park, shouting "Hit the Yankees good and hard" and booing President Johnson's name. '; It was the largest crowd assembled by either faction since the outbreak of the rebellion April 24. Rebel supporters, including many who came from sections of the city .held by the rival junta forces, stood, cheered, chanted, clapped, and waved in a hot sun for "two hours. Col.- Francisco Caamano, the rebel leader, was cheered loudly when he promised to fight for the 1963 constitution, which was voided by a previous mil- ilnry coup. Other speakers attacked U.S. intervention here, while a g r o u p of shabbily - dressed youths near the speakers' stand changed in unison: "Yankees get out of the Dominican Republic" ami "We shall fight with arms and beat the Yankees." ' When Caamano was introduced, the chanting g r o u p shouted: "Caamano, stick to it --hit the Yankees good and hard." The crowd in general cheered . all mention of the constitution and exiled President J u a n Bosch. Farm Roads Quiet In Tribbett Area The farm roads south of Leland were quiet yesterday following a week of intensive Mississippi . Freedom Farm Labor Union activity. Four of the 12 tractor drivers who Monday struck at the farm of A. L. and W. B. Andrews about five miles southeast of Leland picketed for several hours Saturday morning. A crowd of about- 150 area Negroes and civil rights workers Friday evening heard several of the Andrews strikers .as featured speakers at a rally at the Bogue Grocery Store. A Delta Ministry spokesman Saturday said plans were underway to return the strikers families this weekend-from the Delta Ministry Academy to the area and 'house them in a large tent to be creeled on Negro owned land near the Andrews farm. WHALES SEA-SICK CLEETHORPES, Englaod ' (UP!) -- Two white whales that became ill on a ' ship taking them .from Canada to a ma- rineland and zoo here have had their ailment diagnosed as seasickness. Sunday, June 6, 1965 SUNDAY EDITION Price ,5c No. 237 Astronauts Cramped, Happy On Record - Breaking Flight Crafty Campers Four Scouts who attended the Girl Scout Day Camp last week on Lake Ferguson manufacture "nose bags" out of wash rags in one of the arts and crafts activities enjoyed by 127 campers. From left: Tina Terraciina, 7, Margaret Scott, 8, Sara Snuthall, 7, and Cecilia Olfremari, 8. (Staff Photo) Wall Passes Could Be Last Granted BERLIN (UPI) - Tens of thousands of West Bcrliners, most of them laden -with pres- enls, streamed through the wall Saturday to make Whilsun holiday visits to Fast Berlin relatives. These trips could be their lasl. The wall pass agreement reached by the West Berlin and East German governments last year must he renewed if (he wall is to open again next Christmas. The Communists have indicated no desire lo negotiate a new agreement. About 90,000 West Berliners held passes valid for Saturday, and by 4 p.m. about 85,000 passed, eastern border guards and entered East Berlin. About 100.000 have passes for Sunday and anolher BO,000 for Monday, which is a holiday, in both parts of Germany. There were joyous reunions at the wall as families split by it met for the first time since the Easter holiday pass period. Hans Ulbrich Dress arrived at the wall before its 7 a.m. opening. 'I want to spend as much time as possible with my grandmother," he said. * * * ERICH Schaffer visited a sister, his only living relative. "It is sad that we can only see each other every few months," he said. "And this could be the last time." Smith predicts Farm Strike To Bring More Mechanization By NOEL WORKMAN A ranking Delta Council spokesman Saturday said that the threat of area farm labor strife would speed progress toward the full mechanization of the cotton crop. B. F. Smith, executive vice president of the Delta-wide organization, said "It is not hard to' assess what this labor strike could do'if it spread since the need for cotton chopping h a s been greatly reduced by chemicals, cross plowing and flame cultivation." He conceded t h a t machine operators, also on strike at the A. L. Andrews farm south of Leland, "are essential." »· * * SMITH NOTED that agricultural labor is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum ' wage laws). "All sludies have shown that agriculture differs appreciably from industry in this.area. In Ihe one agricultural program (sugar) which is required to have ; government set minimum wages, the 1964 hourly wage for sugar labor was about 80 cents. "Studies has repeatedly noted that the many items .and services furnished without charge hy the landowner to agricultural workers must be included as part of their wages," Smith said. He predicted that Delta farmers forced to adopt a higher wage would also be forced to withdraw the rent, utility, medical and other exemptions granted to tenant farmers. "I don't seV how they could help but turn to a "cash - and - carry" basis in this situation," bt said. , Apollo Speeded By Spacewalk | WASHINGTON (UPI)--Chairman Clinton P. Anderson of the Senate Space Committee said Salurday that the Gemini-4 flight and astronaut Edward While's space walk should speed up the timetable for the nation's Apollo man-lo-the-moon program. The New Mexico Democrat told UPI lhat he believes it will be possible to "compress" some of the plans mapped for Ihe future of the Apollo project. He mentioned the likelihood of a bolder space effort. "f think it will speed u p ' t h e lime-table," he said. "The l a t e " President Kennedy set' the lit-; nar landing for' sometime -in the · sixlies, but Ihey ' have been- talking about il slipping back a couple of years. Now I think it will move back, in the other di-" rection again, and we'll 'begin ' to make some real plans for space activity after Apollo."- He added: "I Ihink we can compress sonie of these things we have been saying we are going to have fo do." DESPITE official disclaimers Anderson said lie has no doubt lhat White's walk in space was spurred by the pioneer Russian space walk last March 18. He said he sees nolhlng wrong with one nation profiling fronH-and improving on--the successes of the other. "The competition with Ihe Russians is interesting," he said. "As we do things they'll do them a litlle belter. Then we'll do Ihem a little better." The senator singled out the projected Surveyor series of space missions as one area from which time might be pared. Seventeen space shots are now planned with a special spacecraft designed to make soft landings on the moon and report, with television, on the moon's sufrace--the terrain's texture, etc. Optimistic About Moon Voyage SPACE CENTER, Houston (UPI) -- Apollo program chief Joseph Shea predicted Salurday the United States will put "two men on the moon comfortably before the end of the decade." Shea's project is the $20 billion program that is building and testing a three-man spaceship for Ihe man-to-thc-moon shot, America's No. 1 goal in space. His prediction, made at a news conference Saturday even as Gemini-4 astronauts James ' McDivitt and, Edward White . snared past ,the halfway mark on their . record-breaking four- day, venture.;into..orbit; was ..the most optimistic that! any U.S. . space' official -has made recent- .Iy . .concerning the' nation's .chances of -getting men to the moon before 1970. Gemini Set To Beat Soviet Records Today SPACE CONTROL, Houston -By Sunday morning, Gemini-4 will have bealen all Soviet records. 'Ihcse are uosmonette Valentina Terreshkova's 70 hour, 50 minule flight on June 16, 1063; cosmonaut Pavel Popvich's 70 hour, 57 minute voyage on Aug. 1'2. 1962, and cosmonaut Adrian Nikolayev's 94 hour, 22 minute mission on Aug. 11, 1962. Gemini will have been up about 97 hours and 55 minutes. Long sleep was in store for the astronauts Saturday night. But starting Sunday morning, they were expected to get busy again as they prepared lo enler the home stretch. On (he 42nd orbit, starting at 4 a.m. EOT, McDivitt was scheduled to maneuver the spaceship into a slightly lower path with a burst of the steering rockets. It will be the first orbital change since Gcmini-4's first orbit chase of its Titan-2 rocket Thursday. THE empty Tilan-2 rocket casing plunged hack into the earth's atmosphere over the mid-Atlantic at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The unsuccessful attempt at rendezvous was the only disappointment on the mission, which was highlighted by all the excitement and tension of White's 20-minute "walk" across the United States on the third orbit last Thursday. Everything has gone smoothly since, despite the strain on the astronauts themselves that day. · Even the weather continues to cooperate. The prediction for the Atlantic Ocean recovery . area, as made aboard the prime recovery ship, (he carrier 'Wasp, was for good weather -- including wave heights only two to four feet, and at least half the sky clear. Gene Ham Elected Delegate From StateTo Boy's Nation RAYMOND -- Gene Ham of Greenville was elected Friday as one of two representatives of 1965 Mississippi Boy's Stale at Boys' Nation later this year. Ham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gatewood of C33 Lotus, served as a senator in the mock legislature staged during the Boys' Stale session ending Friday. He will be a senior this fall at Greenville High School and received several year-end awards at GHS Honors Asscnily last month. He is an officer in the Christian Youth Fellowship of the First ' Christian Church, the Children of the Confederacy and the Children of Ihe Revolulion. DELEGATES lo the American Legion : sponsored Boys' Stale conducted a mock mur- . dcr Irial at the Hinds County Courthouse Friday. Final event of Ihe annual session was Ihe ; Governor's Ball Friday evening at Belhavcn HA H ; | ;: College, wflere delcgales to Girls' Slate began arriving Friday. -^ .;' Also chosen wilh Ham to represent Mississippi at the Wash- ; \\ ington, D. C., gathering in August was Burton Barnes of Car- ·', }. thage. Alternates for Ihe trip to Washington were Eddie Wilmer- J ',-. sherr of McComb and George Corliorn of Starkville, governor \ :., and lieutenant governor of the 1965 state session. N §~'r-^-^rn^Esrnvs";Esrjns^^ Equal Respect For Negroes Called For By Humphrey WASHINGTON (UPI)--Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said Saturday the civil rights struggle is entering a new phase in which "equal respect" must be added to the "equal rights" that have been won for American Negroes. plementing the reality of 'equal His words underscored President Johnson's call Friday night for a White House conference next fall to plan the new war on prejudice. In a commencement address to more than 4,000 graduates nf the University of Maryland, Humphrey said "We must discover whether American Negroes and other minority groups can now be brought fully into the mainstream of our political and social life." "OUR task will be one of com- 2O U. S. Navy Planes Bomb North Viet Nam SAIGON (UPI) - Twenty U.S. Navy planes Saturday bombed a port facility and coal yard in North Viet Nam. There was speculation the raid might be Ihe start of attacks on economic targets. Since the bombing of North Viet Nam started In February, targets have been limited to transportation facilities and military installations. Saturday's coal yard raid was the first reported, and since coal is one of North Viet Nam's main resources, observers here said the is the flagship of the massive Astronaut Conversations Pondered By Mid-Deltans B. F. SMITH WEED CONTROL, the big bottleneck in farm labor problems, however, has largely succumbed in recent years lo new chemicals and new techniques. "We do slill need large numbers of hand choppers during peak seasons," Smith said. "This varies, of course, wilh the weather." Delta farmers conduct two planning sessions with Ihe Mississippi Employment Service lo assure adequate agricultural labor during these peaks. Arrangements are also made to have them available to farmers of ncighborine states when needed. ?. What do astronauts talk about to each other when they're stuck up in space for days on end? Here are a few of the possibilities suggesled by mid-Dei- tans. "Hey, Jim, I notice i t s raining down there at Houston, how about calling Werner to see if the car windows are up." Another suggested this conversation, "You know, Ed, I still don't think it was fair for my agent lo refuse lo give me travelers insurance." The call lo Werner about the car windows could have ended something like this, "By the way, Werner, how about telling my wife today is Ihe day for Johnny's booster. I was just all up in Ihe air today and forgot to mention it." There are bound lo be some good after effects of the marathon voyage. For a few days at least, compact cars are going lo feel pretty roomy compared to the telephone booth-sized space compartment. And Mrs. Me Divine's and Mrs. White's cooking, if it's lacked lustre before, will be Naval Fleet Rehearses For Astronaut Landing ABOARD USS WASP, at Sea (UPI) -- The naval fleet that is to pluck astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White from the Atlantic Ocean ran through a rehearsal Saturday with bands playing and banners waving. On the aircraft carrier, which recovery fleet, two enlisled men pretending lo be the spacemen emerged from a helicopter on deck and marched down a red carpet in colorful welcoming ceremonies. The splashdown is expected to be aboul 400 miles south of Bermuda early Monday afternoon. Strung across the main superstructure of the Wasp, just below the captain's bridge, is a large banner saying "Welcome aboard USS Wasp." Another i pretty good after the super - concentrated space foods. Colonel Cilyside is glad to see that some areas at the foot of the levee are finally going to be cleaned. He's -still wondering when somebody will get around lo cleaning up the lake itself. The lake remains ore of the city's and the -area's most underdeveloped tourist resources. u ",: i .5.S' y^fSiS'^ti ~~ TT-ihJu-f 3 North Mississippi -- The weather was expected to he partly cloudy through tomorrow. A lew afternoon thundershower.s were forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow affecting 29 per cent of the area. Lows Sunday were expected to he (I (o 72 degrees wilh highs of 88 to H. U. S. Weather Observer Brodie Crump reports » Friday high temperature of M degrees and a Saturday high of 87. Low for Ihe period ending at 2 p.m. Saturday was 18 degrees and it was M degrees at that time. banner has the names Castor and McDivitl on one side and Pollux and White on the other side, with a sketch of the Gemini-4 spacecraft in between. Castor and Pollux arc the Gemini twins of Greek mythology. WAITING at the open door of the helicopter at the rehearsal, as at Monday's main show, was John Stonesiphcr, Gemini recovery team leader; Dr. Howard Minners, recovery physician; and Ben James, National Aeronautics and Space Agency information o f f i c e r . Anolher physician, U. S. Army Maj. Paul Davis, will be aboard the helicopter. The as'lonauts will slep out lo be greeted by Rear Adm. William M. McCormick, recovery task force commander, and Capt. James W. Conger, com- · manding officer of Ihe Wasp. raid might foretell a change in tactics. In South Viet Nam, government forces battered Viet Cong concentrations about 65 miles southeast of Saigon, backed by U.S. Army helicopters, killing 48 guerrillas. The government forces killed 28 Viet Cong and the helicopters added another 20 to Ihe death toll. Government casual- tics were four killed and four wounded. One U.S. adviser was slightly wounded. In political developments, Premier Phan Huy Quat's ministers of inferior and economy were reported lo have agreed to resign in the f i n a l move lo end the cabinet crisis. The two officials were replaced by Quat earlier this month, but Chief of State Phan Khac Sun refused to approve the shuffle. Qual won Friday wilh Ihe backing of the armed forces and legislative council. Communist North Viet Nam, in broadcasts heard in Tokyo, quoted a Peking official as having promised that China will send fighting men into Viet Nam whenever they are needed. The official, Kang Yung-ho, told the North Vietnamese news agency that even Ihe threat of American air strikes against China would not deler Peking. But he expressed confidence that North Viet Nam would win the war relying on its own forces." U. S. Marines fought heavy bailies with the Viet Cong for the second day around the Da Nang Air Rase. A combined Marine artillery and air attack halted a Viet Cong buildup near Marine defense positions six miles southwest of the base. One Marine was killed by a land mine in another action around Da Nang, and five Marines were wounded by Communist snipers in a third incident. The snipers fled when Marines returned their fire. rights' wilh the attitude of 'equal respccl' among all peoples and races in America," he said. He said that false, incom- plele and "rationalized" history have obscured contributions of Negroes to this country and have contributed to 'discouraging a climate of equal respect among peoples of all races." Humphrey's gall for adding equal respect to equal rights was couched in general terms. But Johnson was specific in issuing a battle call for the new civil rights effort. His commencement address at predominantly Negro Howard University was interrupted repeatedly by applause. JOHNSON said he would call a White House conference this fall for scholars, experts, Negro leaders and government officials. The object, he said, would be "to help the American Negro fulfill Ihe rights which--after Ihe long time of injustice--he is finally about to secure." Did McDivitl See Pegasus! S P A C E CENTER, Houston (UPI) -- One mystery still remained Salurday In connection wilh the flight of two astronauts in a marathon journey around the earth. Jusl whal did Aslronaut James McDivitt see Friday that had "big arms sticking out"? The space detection and tracking system of the North American Air Defense Command placed 10 pieces of space Junk," including one 15-inch- long segment, as well as the 26,000 pound, batlike Pcgasus-2 satellite, in the area at the time. Officials here had believed McDivilt saw Pegasus, which was (racked 1,200 miles away from Gemini-4. But McDivitt Salurday raised a question about this. At one point he said Ihe object he saw was about 10 or 20 miles away, and that he was closing fast on it. Grissom told him that Pegasus was 1,200 miles away. But McDivitt firmly said that his" object wasn't that distant. "I took a picture--I just hope it turns out," McDivitt said. Gemini spokesman Paul Haney later said that we're fairly well convinced now that in all probability this was Pegasus." The disparity in distances coukl be explained by Ihe sun's angle, which could have made it seem closer than it actually was. PEGASUS was launched from Cape Kennedy May 25 by a Sa- lurn-1 super-rocket. It has big arms stkking out"--a M-foot span--to study the danger that meteoroids can pose to Apollo moon ships, Astronauis Eat, Sleep Well SPACE CENTER. Houston (UPI)--Astronauts James Me- Divitt and Edward White soared past the equivalent of two round trips to the moon Saturday, halfway home on Gemini- 4's record breaking voyage. They began their third day in the heavens at 11:16 a.m. EOT proving wilh every hour that both man and machine can withstand long periods in space --one of the objectives o[ this mission. As they flashed through the 31st orbit, which ended at 12:17 p.m. EOT they had covered exactly half the projected distance of the flight and were still pointing toward an Atlantic splashdown off Bermuda just past mid - day Monday. They had covered 850,000 miles --twice to the moon, and twice back. The alert and vigorous responses from Gemini - 4 were noted by carthbound members of the project. ·· * * ASTRONAUT Eugene Cernan, the capsule communicator on the overnight shift at mission control, said the soaring twins were performing their experiments and duties with such remarkable enthusiasm after two days in space. Tt impresses me that they've got this physical and m ental attitude at this stage of the game," he said. There was little doubt that the tiny Gemini capsule, about the sire of two telephone booths was cramped. McDivitt radioed down at one point asking permission lo use an elastic device that they hold on their feet and pull with their hands to get exercise. *· * * Capsule communicator Gus Grissom asked: "Hey, Jim, why do you want to use the exerciser? Are you feeling stiff or cramped?" "f just haven't moved around very much," McDivitt replied. BOTH White and McDivitt. were sleeping and eating well, and saying they enjoyed the food, special preparations costing $18.75 each per meal. Project officials reported that in the first 24 hours of flight, the 155-pound McDivitl ale 2 meals with 304 calories. In the second day, he had [wo meats, wilh 1,222 calories. While, who weighs 171 pounds, had two meals -- 1,187 calories -- the first day, and (hree meals -1,868 calories --· the second day. *· + * McDIVTTT slept six hours in the second 24 hours of the mission, and the last three were the most restful he had on the flight, he said. White also had six hours of sleep during the same period. DAPHNE WILSON Top Teen Daphne Wilson has been selected May Teen of the Month by the Grecnv'ille Optimist Club. A 1965 honor graduate of Greenville High School, she served as editor of the school paper, student, council representative and secretary of both the National Honor Society and Quill and Scroll. A member of the first Baptist Church, Daphne plans to altcnd Mississippi College on a merit scholarship. She is the daughter of Mrs. Elii*- bcth Wilson.

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