The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia on March 25, 1966 · Page 2
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Danville, Virginia
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Friday, March 25, 1966
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^ TM *«!*«*«: Dcnyittt, Ve., Fridoy, Mef. 25, 1966 Moore Says Decision Now On Needs Of Education Would Be Premature ; RALEIGH CAP)- Gov. Dan -. Moore indicated Thursday any · decision on major new budget *- requests for public education · would be premature until the · · state's financial status is known t early next year. The governor told his weekly · Bews conference, "we do not at this time have adequate infor- mation as to the needs and re- sources. We will have adequate _ information on which to base needs by the convening of the . 1967 General Assembly." The comments were in refer- ence to the $130 million legisla- bve program unveiled Monday -- by the United Forces of Educa- i Reaction (Continued from Page One) eiiion pointed up the need for the assembly to overhaul and simplify its election laws. Jennings said the decision - came as ao surprise to him and -- to this extent --Sens. - £r yrd * nd Ro b«tson and Rep. ' . W. Howard Smith of the 8th ' v agreed with him. ; Sen. A. Willis Robertson had ; no comment, acc. iing to his office staff. His opponent in the July Democratic Primary , State Sen. William B. Spong , Jr. of Portsmouth, could no' i be reached. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. an Bounced through an aide that "in view of recent decisions by the Supreme Court in sim- i Uar cases, I am not surpris- i «d'' by the ruling. i ; Byrd's opponent in the pri- _.. Jnary, Armistead L. Boothe of Alexandria, said he was dis- - tressed the poll tax was kill- ed by the Supreme Court in- stead of by the General As- aembly. Elimination of the poll tax will be a healthy stimulus to voting by the people of Vir- ginia," Boothe said. He added that "this is a vivid example of an area in which this grand ; old Commonwealth s h o u l d have exercised its responsibili- ties to preserve its right to control its election laws with- in the framework of the con- stitution of the United States." To Rep. William M. Tuck of the southside 5th District, - * former Democratic Gover- of Virginia, the court's ac- tion and talk of a $100 millio bond issue for capital improve ments at tax-supported colleg' and universities. While the fiscal outlook fo 1967 is good, Gov. Moore said "we don't know what the situ ation will be at the end of thi biennium. That is purely con jecture." He said the needs of highe Court tion was "one of the worst of several horrendous deci- sions handed down by the Warren Court in the last 12 years." "Already the court by its decisions has made a sham. bles of our constitution aud ahattered our bill of rights The one just rendered is no variation from the trend of recent years and, although disputed, at comes »s no JUT, prise." Gov. Godwin was conferring with the state attorney general when word of the decision reached him. He and Button remained closeted for several hours as a result. Later God- win Issued this brief state- dent. "I have not seen the court's opinion, but » a practical its effect apparently to put elections for d local office on the basis as elections for 4 offices insofar as the poU tax is concerned. 'The legal impact will Ti» carefully examined with tht attorney general." up its 60-day session 10 days ·go let poll tax repealers and study proposals die in com- mittees of both Senate and iiouse. (Continued from Page One) that legislatures should modif; the law to reflect such change in popular attitudes. "However, it is all wrong, Jr my view, for the court to adop the political doctrines popularlj accepted at a particular mo ment of our history and to de dare all others to be irrationa and invidious." In another action, the cour ruled 6 to 3 that violation of con tract suits under the Taft-Har tley law are subject to varying state statutes of limitation. In the third case decided, i ruled unanimously that Jega costs of a successful or unsuc cessful deiense of a federa criminal prosecution generally can be deducted from income tax_ as ordinary and necessary business expenses. In its poll-tax decision, the high court reversed itself. In 1937, it upheld the Georgia pol tax, since repealed, as a proper exercise of the state's power to set voter qualifications. That decision guided the federal court in Alexandria. The appeal from the Alexan- dria decision was made by four Fairfax County residents, Annie E. Harper, Gladys A. Berry, and Curtis and Myrtle L. Burr, and by Evelyn Butts of Norfolk. In announcing the decision from the bench, Douglas said, "If we were controlled by prec- edent we would affirm the lower court's ruling. But the court decided the 1937 decision was wrong." "Certainly history is on the side of the poll tax," Douglas continued. "But history was on the side of school segregation." Harlan and Black outlined their dissents from the bench. Harlan said the Virginia poll ax applied equally to Negroes and to whites and "there was no question of racial discrimina- Jon. Freezing into the Constitu-: tion the political views of the moment is all wrong " It would be better, Harlan aid, to leave the future of the 1 xll tax to "appropriate political rocesses." Black said: "There is no divi-' ion on the court so far as race' s concerned. But this decision s not based on race." K poll tax laws are unreaso- nable or arbitrary, he said, Con- ress has the power to correct and public education will not b% known until the Advisory Budge Commission completes ita hear ings in the fall. Moore said "public educatio is the most important part o state government and we wi: do everything po»sible in high er and public education." He noted education presently receives 67 cents of every gen eral fund dollar and received a record appropriation increas of $106 million from the last leg islature. "There are demands on state government other than educa tion," he said. "We will mee the needs of all agencies a nearly as possible." The $100 million bond issue for buildings at higher educa tion institutions was endorsed by the UFE and has gained sup port from other educators, Gov. Moore said the $36 mil lion appropriated by the 196. legislature for college and uni versity construction has grown to $132 million through federa and private grants. Of this, he said, only four per cent has been used. "We have a sizable construction program under way at the present time,' Tbe governor said the reve nue estimate on which the 1965 57 budget was based appears to be conservative, but may not prove to be at the end of the biennium. Turning to other matters Moore said he has asked Joe Hunt, chairman of the State Highway Commission, to speed up work on the "missing links' of Interstate 40 and 1-85 in North Carolina." "I am urging Chairman Hunt as o do the jobs as quickly possible," Moore said Portions of 1-40 near Mocks- «lle and 1-85 north of Durham have not been completed A Io ? r ? said the "missing link inn *if- u v e r y dan g«ous sec- ion of highway. I drove over it tie other day." Asked about complaints from states of. Maryland and New that cigarettes are being ! ed to North Carolina has no tobacco tax, and could correct that by removing their own ax. I, of course, don't f violations of the law^'Som^ l! te J " av * ^ne overboard on the cigarette tax." Moore said a cigarette tax x as been considered in North arolma for 30 years and will suggested again, "i don't know W hat will happen," fa e aid. the situation. Black t* i , « ~ ··**"»«. i, -uiai_Jt 931Q is whether the court is entitled 1 a ,, USe 4 equal Protection OU£A ^ », Say because some Si?TM. ^ as muc . h m °ney hold Congress in framing the 1965 rights i aW) decided t f 8 ^ dgment oa state poll to the courts. This deci- was supported then by Nicholas Katzen- mentioning Katzen- ion Gen. ach. Without , Black said Con- h! ?· a P erfe ct right, at he time someone was advlsine teem they -didn't, to protect JeeS Pie from discrimination." Devi preme Court's hand, the Dem- ocratic leadership preferred to wait for the decision. A P°"fble f actor in the i signal wait-and-see posture was that i seconds By a^Ta^^ainsS j^iSS^'SeSg; F as well as ·omethinsx i* v * r Ji armH,*,- ,t" ..._?_ re «ptlon by tern. j , " ""J** V 2 J 4 ^ U l « - and production of the sys- device Commies (Continued from Page One) congress report by Leonid I Brezhnev, Soviet party first sec- retary, will contain remarks on both Joseph V. Stalin and Nikita S. Khrushchev. The remarks will be a re-eval- uation of the two former Soviet d out leaders' roles in Soviet history. The exact terms of the remarks have not yet been worked out, the sources said. Stalin has been accused only of evil in renent years, but the re-evaluatioa now will credit mm with some good, according to present indications. Khru- shchev has been virtually ig- nored since his ouster in Octo- l r i 964 and U was not fcwwn whether he would get any credit or only blame. The Peking-Moscow dispute is not expected to lead to a break in diplomatic relations, diplo- matic sources said. These informants said the lat- est statements from both sides showed that Communist ideolo- gy is a minor part of the dispute between Moscow and Peking Soviet charges were made in a privately circulated letter for Communists that leaked out It said the Chinese were deter- mined to worsen relations, were provoking Twrder conflicts and were trying to push the Rus- sians into a war with the United btates. In rejecting an Invitation to the Soviet ! congress Communist party «,_: __ * r j well as something favored another, the system /i£ TM l y the liberal anti-organization distance betw^an^,?" Democratic faction. The ^court's decision comes at a time when there are no major state elections schedul- ed during the year -- and tbus any special session most likely will be deferred until Jate thij year or early in 1967 Rep. Watkins M. Abbitt a-tate Democratic chairman, noted this in saying "there is no emergency. We have ample time to prepare for next year's elections." Members of the legislature will be elected next along with some local constitutional officers. This year's elections are for the United States Senate and the House of Representatives and thus poll taxes are not a factor under the 24th aroend- »ent wbich banned them in federal elections. But there will be some lo- cal elections, notably in Rich- mond which has a city council election and a referendum alated for June on the propo- sition of four-year terms for councilmen. And official of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, a Negro organization, gaid he expected membership to double its present 8,000 as a result of the court decision. Dr, William S. and 2 ' 000 of the the 1964 election were counciimanic Negroes. In a joint statement by the Rev. L. Francis Griffin of the FarmviUe, president state NAACP com Banks, the executive secre- tary; Samuel W. Tucker £??"?'* th * conf22S Jegal rtaff, and John M. -Brooks, chief of its voter regi- S ^ U ?D section . the NAACP said the decision had vindi- cated its long fight. And it said: energies NAACP DOLLY i UNDERSTAND HE RWKJTg TO WBP HIS MHMO Off ««W.' Vatican (Continued from Page One) study such practical issues as mixed marriage and doctrinal differences. Dr. Ramsey laid he did not regard the new marriage reg- ulations as the Roman Catholic -nurch's final word on the mat- He said other obstacles re mained, citing the Roman Cath olic position that Anglican clen cal orders are not valid. Despite tbe lingering differ ences, Dr. Ranrny said hi meeting with the Pope "will lave a considerable effect upon the course of Christian unity in my generation and an even "'" ,* ffect to tt* next 8«n The archbishop's visit ended s it had begun -- in an aura o personal warmth. At the closing ceremony, the wo church leaders prayed in a ·ornmon service. As they had done Wednesday t their first meeting, they em * symbolic " kiss « own ring on the archbish p , s finger before they parted utside tie basilica. TogeSer hey blessed the crowd of sever i thousand in and imimri +h- burch. After the news conference M* i, j ey flew to Geneva to isit headquarters of the Wor!r ouncil of Churches HHH (Continued from Page One) een independent and should be am very pleased with the atti uae of their leaders." In his speech, Humphrey re erred to Meany's statemen iat the AFL-CIO would return o the old principle of "punish our enemies and reward your fiends." The vice president said Don't you forget it I'll bu that any day." "If the word is known tha ou really mean it," Humphrey idded, "I have a feeling ther .'ill be a great spiritual reviva ·mong the brethren" in Con ;ress. He praised labor for backing dmmistration legislation fo medical care for the aged, ed cation, housing and many oth At the same time, he urged he labor delegates to giv« trong support to the manj first-term Democratic member tf Congress up for re-election this or i year who have backed la '_* goals in Congress. two countries after some ecrease -- about $450 million worth for 1964 - and the need to oexist along a 4,500-mile bor er. hotly Wednesday. y " They said the Kremlin was trying to line up other Commu- nist parties in opposing China w l? s . spreading false stories' about Chinese obstruction of Soviet aid to Viet Nam. and was trying to sell out the Viet Nam State relations have, however een cooling in recent years. In I960, the Soviet Union bruptly withdrew and person el. from China, charging Chinese efforts to indoctrinate them with wrong ideas. Last April, a high Soviet Coramunis party official was replaced as ambassador to Peking with diplomat. Twice in the last year the two countries have exchanged nasty notes. One was over Chinese students injured in a demon can world. nationalistic issues debiting points ., ,. -- -- · purer marxist. the diplomats noted. The issues reflect different needs of the Soviet Union and China . The Soviet Union is moving ·»«" ""*iislrial maturity and rnmf ,-4 "P 0 TM"" 1 * COHSumer comiort. becoming a "have" China is fighting failure in economic and foreign policy struggling along as a "have- not" nation that wants to gam from others' troubles. 3 national differences nave been more i in the "ot common emotional to the of M, ' ««-«, I Uff JUSLi- - LW* relations reasons unlikely. are the trade remaining between y The Chinese recently chargec that the Russians have taken a leaf out of the American foreign policy book of two decades ago. Just as Washington tried to con- tain a Russia which seemed then to be pushing aggressively outward, so now the Russians are trying to contain China, the Chinese assert. There are unconfirmed re- ports of Soviet troops moving to strengthen border areas facing China. China was joined in its refusal to attend the congress by Al- b a n i a -- i t s only ally in Europe. Pro-Peking North Korea and the Japanese party may follow suit, but most other nations will be represented the because of its depend- ence on Soviet and Chinese arms, announced In January it would send a delegation. And communist sources in Moscow said Romania, which has been trying to stay neutral, will send its two highest officials -- Uw Party first secretary. Nicolae Causescu, and Premier Ion Gheorgh* Maurer. Hostages (Continued from Page One) panions, Dennis Lee Wallace, 24, and Stanley Thomas Beau- doin, 21. Police and others telephoned the Fawbush house and talked with Acree and his hostages. At one time Fawbush told Brian Johnson of radio station KOMO in Seattle that he and his wife were playing cribbage. Acree drank from the family's cooking wine. He told police be wanted more. "I don't want to go to jail sober," he said. More than 50 police ringed the house in this lumbering city of 22,000 in western Oregon. They let the hours drag by without making an aggressive move. wnen Acree asked for his sister they got her. She walked into the house and tried to talk her brother into surrendering Once, State Police Capt. R.G Howard walked in unarmed and made a futile effort to get Acree to surrender. "Raw courage " said Warne Nunn, representing Gov. Mark O. Hatfield at the scene. Police would not give Acree a car to take himself and the hos- jages away. He said he would H lem , unharmed . but police no. William L. Trout, Springfield Police chief, said the decision £ Six Persons Convicted In Connection With Four-State Stolen Auto Ring f** WXTOTTY W V!l M *w t * ^--/ GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Six persons the government said took part in i four-state stolen car ring were found g u i 1 1 v Thursday in Federal Dtstrici Court in Greenville. A jury of 10 men and two women deliberated about three hours before returning verdicts against Mr. and Airs. Horace King of near Hickory Tavern, John P. Hellams of Laurens- George Boswell and C, A. Bar- rett, both of Commerce, Ga. and Louis P. Bowers Jr., oi Decatur, Ga. Judge J. Robert Martin Jr., will sentence the six Friday. Horace King was found ^i of six counts of conspiracy and receiving stolen autos. He was used car His red haired wife, Mildred,' was found guilty of conspiracy and transporting stolen autos. ' ·'-- ...... Pen (Continued from Page One) TunoUiy was rushed to a bos- P jt ?' Dr. John McKain . and Dr. George Warner per- ormed an operation lasting two hours. They found that the pen casing had gone through the right ventricle and upper valve of the heart and lodged Inside tne artery. "We just opened the heart and g£JJl the pen," said Dr . Timothy was in critical condi- ion for several days, but his doctors have pronounced him wel enough to go home Fridav. e " hv t h i . a , by this and t t experiment with move came just after 2 p m some eight hours from the start' H~ ., l. ad becn ^ tbere a ^ng time," he said. "He had every opportunity to give himself up , ., . . talked to him. We decided it was time to do some 2 1 :?: 15 P- m ,- te *r *« was the house. later there was a sharp -·T3Clt, Mrs. pistol walked to She and her husband were taken to a hospital for ob- servation. Acree was sped to a hospital in an ambulance, but death came within minutes e £ had beuen a hint of sui- through the late hours of outside with a pistol ^ ( 4 His mouth. A woman ·aitmg there, Juanita Tucker ead^ri u.ifh h;~. * * . v feSf ' him not to back inside *h · -4 the window shades were drawn. It was then approaching 2 p.m. c tear was th * s the hostages fled. Police - wjf gas masks found Acree mor- tally wounded. wear- - was an having served a five- errn in toe Oregon State ' tentiary for grand larceny He was released in December It was a similar ending to an- other drama last week in near- by Eugene. There, a gunman persuaded police to give him an automobile and he and the Mar- vin Keeler family, his hostages drove away. Soon police closed n and a single police shot killed ie gunman, Harvey LeRoy 17 12 t Shir " her son Clinton, held hostage by gun. r , 8 S ki!Hng - The gun- Cletus Bowles and Wilfred , are serving life for a later kidnaping in California. Their Springfield hostages were un- hurt. Mrs. Kinff, the mother of four broke down 'and sobbed, " can't leave my children. I eta' leave my children." Boswell, Barrett and Bowers were found guilty of oae count of conspiracy each. The government contended during the eight-day trial that the defendants were part of an auto theft ring which operatec Viet Nam (Continued from Page One) the Chinese people toother with the people of Viet Nam and the rest of the world including the American people, would fighl until the complete defeat of U.S imperialism." A Philippine woman senator Maria Kalaw Katigbak, who recently spent eight days in Red China, told newsmen in Manila all the Chinese "believe that the United States is planning inva sion of their country, that Viet Nam is but part of this plan." President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia said he believes the only solution of the war is unification and neutrlization of North and South Viet Nam Addressing foreign corre spondents at a news conference Bourguiba said "it is often diffi- cult to get rid of liberators." His reference was to China on the North and the United States on the South. "The Vietnamese could try to he said. "I do not see any other lites of one side or the other,' he said. "I do fot see any other way of getting out of the situa. tion. The war is leading no where because the people are fighting hi confusion." Indonesia (Continued from Page One) old Cabinet, including the first deputy premier and foreign minister, Subandrio. Islamic members of the lower louse urged Suharto to restore to Parliament "its real author- ity and function." It had been converted into a rubber stamp by Sukarno. The powerful Moslem Nahda- :ul Ulama party and the Catho- ic party issued statements in support of Suharto, The Mos- ems called for a crackdown on jraft and corruption and urged he government to seek foreign aid without strings attached. The Catholics urged a foreign policy "independent and active and guided by national inter- ests." This was an attack on Subandrio's pro-Red Chinese whey. The exodus of Communist Chinese Embassy and consular officials continued. Thirty Chinese booked transportation as soon as it is available. About 40 officials and their families iave gone. The Chinese are eaving because of attacks and harassment since the Commu- nist-support coup failed Oct. 1. They fear they may be the tar- gets of further student demon- strations. In G e o r g I a, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Th« offences occurred over a four-month period in 1964 and involved the movement of nine stolen auto* across state lines. Boiwell and Barrett operated body shops ID Commence and Bowers was a used car dealer. The maximum sentence for conspiracy is five years in pris- on or $10,000 or both. The sen- tence for transporting and re- ceiving stolen autos could be a five-year prison sentence or a $5,000 fine or both. Weather (Coatinaed from Fife OM damage remained in the itriefc* en plains and north-central States. Southern Minnesota, which lay under 17 inches of snow, was virtually paralyzed. The paraly- sis centered on the Minneapolis* St. Paul metropolitan area. Winds whipped the snow into huge drifts. The Minnesota storm-related deaths stood at seven. Elmore, near the Iowa bor» der, was still without power. Many rural areas were blocked. The storm dumped 18 inches of snow at Faribault, 15 at Waseca, 12 at Mankato, 11 in Rochester. The fire department rescua squad took four pregnant wom- en to hospitals. One gave birth to twins minutes after arriving. Two ice jams backed up the Mississippi River near Sartell, Minn., and forced nine families from their homes. In stricken west-central Ne braska, where 17 persons had died, power crews from Wyom- ing and Colorado helped restora the shattered rural electric sys- tem. In northeastern Nebraska, th» town of Pilger and the Indian reservation community of Macy have been without power since Tuesday night. Repairmen have not been able to reach them. Workers began opening roads in northwestern Iowa which were blocked by drifts up to 10 feet deep. More than 600 work- men patched broken telephone ines. Four persons had died in !owa. Temperatures ranged from 12 n Houghton, Mich., and Rhine- ;ander, Wis., to 81 in Fort Myers, Fla. aa PILGER, Neb. A P ) - This lortheastcrn Nebraska town got back to the 20th century Thurs- y after nearly two days of 111 * the way great-grandfa- her did. It was a life of nejghborljnesj, cerosene lamps and gettin 1 * water from a pump. There was tragedy, too. Pilger, a community of 500 is ess than 20 miles east of Nor- oik and about 100 miles north- west of Omaha. It is in the heart of an area which took a severs beating from a blizzard which swept across Nebraska Monday and Tuesday. The Nebraska ~torm took 19 lives. Xert'a t\ iiupintion: CkcvetU SS 396 in convertible form. Sporting way to tarings; OutelU Malib* Sport Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe. Sporty car...sporting price. 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