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Mercury Wednesday, February 23, 1968 For Pollution, Rivers i Johnson Proposes Cleanup Program WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- But Johnson asked $50 million ident Johnson proposed to Con- for a single phase a demon- gress today a vast program to stration program for cleaning combat pollution, clean entire rivers, river basins and change from "a barren America, bereft of its beauty and shorn of its suste- "I propose that we begin now," he said, "to clean and preserve entire river basins from their sources to their mouths." The ultimate goal is to clean all of the nation's rivers, the President said, and eventually these projects will pay their own way from money local communities collect from users of the waters. Johnson had some other proposals: That Congress authorize completion of the National Park System by 100th anniversary of Yellowstone, the first national park. He mentioned especially a Redwood national park in Northern California and said he will submit separate legislation to establish it. He said it will be costly but we must move swiftly to save "the majesty of a forest whose trees soared upward 2000 years ago." Johnson asked that the Interior Department be given the responsibility for leading the national "clean water effort." He Force jet, after refueling here, said he is submitting to Conis the more than 3,500 miles to gress a plan to transfer to Inte- Washington. It will bring the to- rior the Water Pollution Control nance.

Johnson sent Congress a long special message spelling out details. The message lacked any price lag for all he has in mind. V.P. Humphrey Returning From 9-Nation Tour By FRED S. HOFFMAN ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska President Hubert H.

Humphrey flew "Hack into U.S. territory today, one long flight from the end of a nine-nation Asian tour that coincided with new troop commitments for Viet Nam from South Korea and the Philippines. The last spring for his big Air Overthrows Socialist Government Army Seizes Power In Syria MOTHER IS A DRAG RACER Mrs. Shirley Shahan and her husband pose proudly with the trophy she won for top place in the stock eliminator division of the 6th Annual Winternationals Drag Racing Championship at Pomona, Calif. Mrs.

Shahan, a Tulare, housewife and mother of three, is the first woman to win a major drag racing competition. (NBA Telephoto) tal for his 15-day journey to about 43,000. 'He departed from Seoul's snow-covered International Airport Tuesday as the South Ko- Administration now in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Local News Briefs Arrest for Checks Laurence G. Wienstroer, 2404 Hobbs Drive, has been arrested by the sheriff's office on a bad check charge.

leased at the St. Mary Hospital following an accident in the 100 block of North Juliette. The motorcycle Marks was driving sustained an estimated $130 damage in a collision with a car driven by Victor Wesley Heflich, Garden City. Damage to the Heflich car was estimated at $160. Beyond president that, the -rean National Assembly opened se establishment of a na- a-special session expected to en- tlonal water commission to dorse the government's proposal build up the force -South South Korea already Viet Nam.

has in At the airport the vice presi- said goodby to South Korean leaders and got a sendoff bring together "the very best minds in the country" to judge present efforts and recommend long-range plans. A tough tightening of enforcement authority got Johnson's approval. He recommended among other things that the fed- from the biggest public turnout eral government be given au- of his entire tour. Thousands of South lined Seoul's streets as the vice president's motorcade drove to the airport. thority immediately to bring Koreans suit to stop pollution that threatens public health or welfare.

He suggested that private citizens be allowed to sue in federal court for relief from polluion. He proposed regisration of all existing or potential sources of pollution, with authority for U.S. officials to inspect them. Johnson said in his budget message Jan. 24 that he would recommend legislation to "strengthen water pollution en- Tax Deadline Near The deadline for reporting Personal Property Tax is March 1.

Assessment, under the new Kansas law, is the responsibility of the owner and a penalty is added if reports are not made. Forms for reporting the tax are available from the county Clerk's office in the Courthouse. Forms were mailed persons with tax records from last year. If forms were not received in the mail, they must be picked up at the County Clerk's office and filed before the deadline. Arrested For Speeding Carl Alexander Manczuck, 3116 Anderson, was arrested yesterday for speeding at the intersection of Sixteenth and Poyntz.

No Registration Chuck Herchel Primm, 1315 Yuma, was arrested yesterday for having no motor vehicle registration. M.U. Philosopher To Visit K-State A philosopher with an international reputation, Dr. Herbert Feigl, will be a Kansas State MbA llniversity campus V1 sitor Thurs- forcement authority including day and Friday. Feigl, who is professor philosophy and director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy the registration of those responsible for discharging effluents into interstate and navigable streams" and "expand re- of Science at the University of search training, and control Minnesota, will give a public lecture at 8 Thursday night, February 24, in the Kedzie Hall Auditorium.

He will speak on "Towards a Philosophy for Our Age of Science." Professor Feigl distinguished himself early in the field of philosophy of science, submitting, at the age of 19, a prize winning monograph of "The Philosophical Significance of Einstein's Theory of Relativity." Since then he has won countless honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947. He has served as vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as vice president of the Western of the American Philosophical Association. programs and demonstrate new techniques for waste treatment." K-State Staffer Gets Promotion Dr. Frank J. been appointed in the department of surgery and medicine in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

A native of Medicine Lodge, Dr. Fishburn received his Doc- lor of Veterinary Medicine degree from State in 1949. He for a short time with "another veterinarian in McPherson, then moved to Medicine Lodge to open his own.practice. I Obituaries Daniel C. Deibler, Jr.

Daniel Chester Deibler, 39, brother of Gerald W. Deibler, professor at Kansas State University, died in a hospital at Rochester, last week. He had been hospitalized for three weeks with a heart condition. He was a cashier of a bank in Mullen, for 13 years. He served overseas with the Air Force for two years during World War II.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Besides his brother he is survived by his wife and six children; his father, Daniel C. Deibler, and three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Lauer, North Fishburn has Platt, and Mrs. Werner as assistant Schultz, Milwaukee, Wis.

Funeral services were held in the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen, Neb. Burial was in Cedar View Cemetery at Mullen with Masonic rites at the graveside. Warns of Fire Danger Fire Chief Thomas Woodhouse has issued a warning against the improper burning of trash. The Fire Department has answered 10 calls to fires this month which were caused by the improper burning of trash. Woodhouse said that with the extremely dry conditions we have, unless care is taken in burning trash, we will have many more of this type of fire.

Heads Drive Here Dean Coughenour, McPherson College alumnus, has been appointed chairman for the Manhattan area in the Kansas alumni phase of the current $2,700,000 development campaign. Eleven Kansas alumni chairmen met with college administrators Feb. 18, 19 to launch the state wide campaign which is scheduled to run through April. The campus meeting was designed to orient the chairmen on the purpose and details of the total campaign and to de- terrnine the necessary leadership for the various areas. The state is divided into 16 sections with the chairmen responsible for selecting the leadership.

Directing the meeting were Dr. J. Jack Melhorn, president; Paul Wagoner, director of alumni affairs, and Frank Kenwood, campaign director representing the Cumerford Corporation. Collide At High School A car driven by Richard Lex Livingood, 916 Gardenway, sustained an estimated $130 damage in a collision yesterday at the high school parking lot with a car driven by Jesse Julia Whiloite, 509 S. Julliette.

Minor damage was reported to the Whiloite car. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Left-wing army officers in Damascus overthrew the Socialist government of Syria before dawn today, arrested government leaders and closed the country's borders. The coup the 15th In troubled Syria since J949 was broadcast by Damascus radio in a series of communiques that indicated the rebels planned to speed up the country's march toward socialism. Army units seized power at 3 a.m. while Damascus slept, and arrested Gen.

Am in Hafez, head of state and chairman of the Council, Prime Minister Salah Bitar and Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Omran. Damascus radio said the coup was a shuffle of power inside the ruling Arab Baath (Reawakening) Socialist party that came to power in a rebellion in 1963, but the list of those arrested indicated the Baath regime actually had been obliterated. The rebel command, calling itself the "Temporary Command of the Baath party," said the party founder Michel Aflak was also under arrest, with party chief Mouniff Razzaz, the speaker of Parliament and the vice chairman of the Presidency Council.

Between blares of marital music, broadcast communiques said Hafez and the others would be brought to trial and "crushed." They were denounced as "rightists" who had betrayed Syria's Socialist revolution. The communiques did not identify the rebel commanders, but they appeared to be a group of extremist officers and politicians known as "The Young Turks" who have advocated a speedup of socialism in the past. The leader of the extremist wing is Maj. Gen. Salah Jedid, former chief of staff of the army who was ousted from power last year.

The broadcast did not make it clear whether the rebels shot their way into power or whether the coup was bloodless. The coup leaders declared a curfew from dawn until further notice, meaning Syrians throughout the country were ordered to stay inside their houses. All communication with Syria was cut off. Telephone lines were disconnected, borders were sealed and airports and seaports ordered closed. Western embassies were unable to communicate with their governments.

Claims Court Officers Are Against Defendants Careless Driving James Leon Whitesell, Rt. 4, was arrested yesterday for careless driving on Poyntz. I Daily Record BIRTHS Marriage License Joseph Baker, 52, and Christel Baker, 38, both of Ogden. Intersection Accident Minor damage was reported to cars driven by George Andrew Brightbill, 1905 Hays Drive and Joseph Robert Vera, 323 Yuma, involved in a collision yesterday at the intersection of Juliette and Leavenworth. Arrested Jerry Lee Huffner, 827 Colorado, was arrested yesterday for careless driving on Poyntz.

Fire In House Clothes hanging in a doorway at 810 El Paso were ignited by a gas stove and started a fire which caused an estimated $2,000 damage to the interior of the home of Dorothy Miller. Firemen wer called to the house at 8:50 a. m. to put out the fire. Two hours later firemen returned to put out a "hot spot" which was still smoldering.

Grass Fire Children playing with matches yesterday started a fire which burned a grass area 25 by 40 feet in the yards at 1216 and 1218 Yuma. Firemen were called to extinguish the fire. Mrs. Hannah Nelson WESTMORELAND Mrs. Hannah Nelson, 86, Olsburg, died yesterday morning.

She was born March 9, 1879. She was preceded in death by lie was there for 17 years before her husband, coining lo State. She is survived by two daugh- Dr. Fishburn is a member of ters, Mrs. Mabel Lober and tlie American Veterinary Medi- Mrs.

Marion Lober, both of Mancine Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and service organizations, Masonic Lodge and Shriners. He and his wife, Fern, have With Grace Firm Miss Pam Dockins of Manhattan, who attended the Brown Mackie Schol of Business, Salina, has accepted a position with Grace Business Service in Manhattan. Unified District 383 The regular meeting of Unified Schol District No. 383 will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Theodore Roosevelt Grade School.

three children, Mrs. Arlene Goble, a former student at K- State; Anita; and Casey. Wolf's Life Span A wolf is approaching old age at 10 or 12 years. At 14, its teeth are worn down. Twenty years is about as long as wolf lives in the wild.

hattan; two sons, Elton Nelson, Leonardville, and Melvin Nelson, Littleton, and a brother, Arthur Johnson, Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Olsburg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Herbert Johnson officiating. Friends wishing may contribute to a memorial for Mrs.

Nelson at the Olsburg Lutheran Church. The Barnes Funeral Home, a Westmoreland, is in charge of arrangements. Sells Magazine Article A Kansas State University freshman in horticulture and journalism, Mary Ann Covalt of Whitewater, recently sold her first magazine article to Kansas Farmer for $50. The article, titled, "How to Keep Your House Plants Beautiful," is based on an interview with Dr. W.

J. Carpenter, associate professor of horticulture. Houses Damaged Two homes were damaged yesterday from a grass fire apparently started by matches or a cigarette carelessly thrown away. Firemen were called to 410 Oakdale at 5:55 p. m.

A fire in grass and schrubs there had spread to the attic of the Bonnie Mclntyre home. The fire entered the house through a fresh air opening and ignited insulation in the attic. Damage was reported to the outside of the house and joists and rafters were burned. The grass fire spread to 400 Oakdale and outside paint at that address was damaged. Accident On Juliette Patrick L.

Marks, 608 Moro, was treated for injuries and re- HOUSE CHAPLAIN DIES WASHINGTON (AP) The Rev. Bernard Braskamp, 79, chaplain of the House of Representatives, died yesterday of a stroke. The Rev. Mr. Braskamp, ordained a Presbyterian minister in Brooklyn, served three years as acting House chaplain before being appointed to the position in 1950.

He was born in Alton, Iowa. District Court The following cases have been heard in Riley County District Court by Judge Joseph W. Menzie of the Second Division. Buford Hopkins, convicted in Police Court of driving while intoxicated, appealed the decision to the District Court. He was found guilty, and sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $125.

Jack Wisely, charged with statutory rape, was reported able to stand trial by a medical commission and entered a plea of guilty. Wisely was sent to the Topeka State Hospital for diagnosis before sentencing. Glenn D. Puett. charged with driving on a suspended license was found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $100.

He was placed on probation for six months. Laurence G. Wenstroer, convicted in Police Court of driving while intoxicated, appealed the conviction to District Court. The defendent failed to appear and his bond was forfeited and the case dismissed. The case was returned to Police Court for carrying out the sentence imposed.

Roger Dale Lewis and Melvin Lewis, charged with burglary, were gound guilty and sentenced to from 5 to 10 years in the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory. Marcus A. lannone, charged with forgery, was found guilty and sentenced to not more than 10 years iu the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory. Ruth Ann Wilson was granted a divorce from Richard K. Wilson, on grounds of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.

POLITICAL PLANS TOPEKA (AP) Sen. Harold S. Herd of Coldwater today called a news conference for Thursday to announce future political plans. Herd is considered a likely candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) The defense claimed today that court officers are in league with the prosecution against Candace Mossier and Melvin Lane Powers, on trial in the slaying of her husband. "We ask that you instruct the deputies that If they are here to assist the prosecution, we ask that they be removed from this courtroom," defense lawyer Harvey St. Jean declared. "They're here to assist the court," Circuit Judge George Schulz replied.

Alegal outburst yesterday abruptly shortened the court day and sent a defense witness, Nathaniel Allen, to an anteroom weeping. Allen, a tall Negro with mustache and sideburns, was comforted by Powers and Mrs. Mossier, who are on trial for their lives in the 1964 slaying of her 69-year-old multimillionaire husband, Jacques. Allen once worked for the Mosslers and Mrs. Mossier assured him as he retreated from the courtroom, "We know you wouldn't do anything to hurt us." "He's scared lo death," the blonde Mrs.

Mossier said. Allen took the witness stand in a defense effort to discredit the testimony of Edward Bart Diehl, a carnival worker with a police record of at least a dozen convictions. Diehl had claimed Powers offered him $5,000 to $10,000 in 1962 to kill Mossier with Mrs. Mossier nodding agreement to the proposition. Diehl testified for the state that Allen overheard at least part of the proposal.

Allen testified for the defense that he worked for the Mosslers as a handyman at their saddle horse ranch near Galveston, at the same time as Diehl. Kindergarten Is Okayed At Riley Under New Grant The establishment and operation of a kindergarten at Riley has been approved by the State Department of Education under a federal grant. The kindergarten, to be operated by Unified School i trict No. 378, will be on the Riley Grade School grounds. It will consist of a new mo- bil unit, 20 by 50 feet, equipped with two restrooms, air conditioning, furnace, black board space, bulletin boards, new tables and chairs, teacher desk and chair, toy cart, drapes, and storage space.

At the present time, interviews are being conducted in order to hire a qualified teacher. Once the teacher is hired, enrollment will be taken and classes will start. The program this year will be open to all youngsters who will be eligible for the first grade next year in the three 'elementary attendance areas. Attendance is not manditory. All parents of eligible children will be contacted by letter, informing them of all necessary procedures on enrollment, sessions, bust routes, and supplies.

The kindergarten will be conducted on a two session basis, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The total allocation was for $12,500. "Did you ever hear a conversation in which Mr. allegedly asked Mr. Diehl to kill Mr.

asked defense attorney, Marian Rosen. "No, ma'am Allen replied. Allen testified that Diehl came to the witness 1 home in Galveston recently he was vague about the date and told him: "I'm in trouble. I done" lied at the trial and you can help me if you want to." "Did he want you to say that you had heard a conversation between Melvin Lane Powers and Edward Bart. Diehl about killing Mr.

Mossier?" Mrs. Rosen asked. "Yes, ma'am," the witness replied. "He said something about five grand. I said I didn't know what five grand was." Under cross examination by the state, Allen was asked: "Did he ask you to say you overheard this conversation?" "He didn't ask me to say it, he asked me did I hear it." READY TO GO A three- man Apollo spaceship, indicated by markings, sits atop a new Saturn-IB rocket a Cape Kennedy ready for its first flight test scheduled today.

The unmanned ship will be lifted to an altitude of 300 miles and then rocketed back toward earth in a sub-orbital check of the heat shield. K-Stcrte Art Professor Shows Negro Paintings Paintings of the life of Negroes is being featured in a one- man show by Elmer J. Tomasch at The Barn Gallery, 8200 Mission Road, Prairie Village, that began Sunday through March 13. Tomasch, an associate professor of art at Kansas State University, is a pioneer in the emerging period of great art of Two Music Students In Recital Thursday Two Kansas State University music students Elizabeth Dick, cellist from Winfield, and Regena Alexander, soprano from Harper, will be featured in a student recital 'at 8 Thursday night, in the Chapel Auditorium. Assisting the two soloists at the piano will be Marilyn Lauer, Columbus, and Margie Vathauer, Greenleaf.

Mike Ireland, a violinist from Manhattan, will accompany Miss Alexander for two old. English folk songs. The evening's program also includes Corelli's "Sonata in i Mozart's "L'ameio, sacocostande," Brahms' "Sonata Number 1 in Minor" and four songs from "The Nursery Cyde" by Mussorgsky. today's America. Explains Tomasch: "The changing status of the Negro and his role in today's society is one of our nation's most pressing and challenging problems.

Our newspapers, radios television networks keep us well informed with daily reports on the latest developments in civil rights. We are permitted to see Uie Negro in his marches, as he is engaged in sit-ins, as he boycotts stores and even as he riots. "Yet there is another side to the Negro we barely know. The side which shows him as a man devoted to his family i and as one who is capable of experiencing all emotions. It is this side of the life of Negroes I depict in the series of paintings currently being displayed." Tomasch studied at the Cleveland School of Art.

He has exhibited at the Gallery Anjoy, New York City; The Ankrum Gallery and the Paul Rival Gallery in Los Angeles; and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has had one-man shows in Manhattan, Undsborg and Wichita. TEMPERATURE RISE TOPEKA (AP) Temperatures rose across Kansas today as the cold spell of more than a week slowly eased its grip on the Midwest. Professional Directory ENGINEERS Schwab, Eaton Civil Engineers Phone JE 9-2881 Professional Place 2312 Anderson INCOMETAX Dungon's Business Sendee 1010 Laramie PR 6-77M Manhattan, Kansas Accounting Bookkeeping Systems TOMORROW ON 140 P.M. MERV GRIFFIN Your TV colorful guests, loads of laughs and surprises.

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