Wellsville Daily Reporter from Wellsville, New York on October 21, 1967 · Page 1
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Wellsville, New York
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Saturday, October 21, 1967
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Serving Allegany, Potter Counties--87th Year Eighty-seventh Year WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK, Saturday, October 21, 1967 Ten Cents Per Copy Freeman Warns Farmers Vote By HERBERT G. 'PELKEY SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Secretary of Agriculiure Orvilla L. Freeman says farmers must become "very deeply involved in next year's presidential election" or face the prospects of abolition of the nation's farm programs by an "urban - dominated Congress." Next year will be "a crucial year for farmers—which will involve agricultural programs as a major element of domestic ipolicy," Freeman said Friday. "And only a strong, determined president can prevent farm programs from being washed out by a city Congress." He said the New Era farm program would expire in 1969 and "farm policy may well give to politics one of the most clear- cut set of issues that the two parties will have." He told a farm meeting that the question to ask candidates boiled down to one thing: Are (hey for or against the farm program? "Let's not let him (a candidate) get away with a lot of mush," he said. The secretary addressed about 5,000 stockholders at the third annual meeting of Agway Inc., the nation's largest farmer cooperative. He stressed the need for farmers to control production and develop an effective voice in Congress. At a news conference later Freeman said President Johnson had supported farm programs in 1964 while his Republican opponent, Barry Golclwater, had been against them. Freeman cautioned that "Congress has 'before it today the largest concentration of anti farm program bills it has faced in a long time" and said "the very magnitude of this effort is unusual." He said a measure introduced by Rep. Thomas B. Curtis, R- Mo., was a "bankers' bill" that would abolish price supports on wheat and feed grains and also acreage allotments and base acreages for corn, wheat and grain sorghum. Freeman predicted that its passage would result in a 33 per cent drop in net farm income within three years. "The American Farm Bureau- sponsored Curtis Bill—the bankers' farm bill—poses a threat to every American farmer's well- being," he said. '-If the wheat and feed grain programs are for all practical purposes destroyed, it won't take an urban-dominated Congress long to cut and destroy the dairy, cotton, rice and other programs as well." He said 1967 was not as good a year for farmers as lasjt year, partly because of faulty forecasts and overproduction that resulted in unforeseen bumper grain crops all over the world. "Until you people come up with a solution and act to balance supply and demand, there isn't a doggone thing the government can do" to effect higher and stable farm prices, he said in a question and answer period following his speech. Mortgage Interest At Record Levels WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on mortgages for new homes increased during September to their highest level since last March and one administration official predicted they will exceed 7 per cent next year unless taxes are raised. Undersecretary of the Treasury Joseph W. Barr said without the 10 per cent surcharge proposed by President Johnson "it would be safe to expect about a one per cent increase in home mortgage rates." He made the comment about the time the Federal Home Loan Bank Board reported the average interest rate on conventional mortgages for new homes was 6.38 per cent during September, up from the li.34 per cent of the prior two months. The board said the rate on loans for existing homes declined "very slightly" to 6.37 per cent from the (i.38 per cent of August. Tentative Follows rd Pact rathon Session WORKMEN ERECT a section of wall on a new home in Riverview Heights where George Gavitt, G7, of Madison Hill, was injured yesterday afternoon. High winds blew a section of wall down on Gavitt, who was extricated from the wreckage by fellow workmen and taken to Jones Memorial Hospital by members of the Wellsviiie Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was admitted for treatment of a dislocated shoulder. (Reporter photo). Typhoon Wake Retards Air War Tempo; Ground Quiet SAIGON (AP) — Rough In the political field interest dealings with the Viet weather generated by Typhoon centered on the election Cong. Rain and wind kept U.S. Carla, which killed 112 persons Sunday of a 137-member House Navy jeis aboard their carriers in sweeps across the Philippines of Representatives, which will in the Gulf of Tonkin Thursday, and Formosa, is curtailing the share legislative duties with the though Carla had declined to a U.S. air offensive against North 60-man Senate elected Sept. 3. tropical depression rating after Vietnam. The ground war Nearly 1,200 candidates of var- crossing Red China's Hainan Is- seemed Friday to be in another ied hues are in the running land of its periodic lulls. Most have said they look for Maintenance of the offensive A U.S. spokesman reported peace with victory. Ten have Was left to i and . based Air Force possibility of a break in the dove as their symbol. and Marine squadrcris ^hev the storm clouds by Sunday. Though confused by the nun, tm Lged to execut n mis™ns f V C0 7 e - h owwer is the her of aspirants and general Includlng bombardment of a full force of the northeas mon- vagueness ci their pro- bridge 70 miles northwest of Ha- soon, which ordinarily veils ene- nouncements in a brief cam- noi that is one link in a railwav 1 my objectives in North Vietnam paign, Saigon analysts believe lme b-tween h- Communist for much cf the time from fall the House probably will be mid- Stal 3 China C ° mmurast to early spring. die road and skeptical of any TT Q , , y U.S. destroyer gunners joined Problems? American airmen in blasting at I'y A. F. MAHAN Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Un/ed Auto Workers Union and Ford Motor Co. reached tentative agreement Friday on contract provisions that could increase the average worker's wages 43 to 59 cents an hour, an industry source said. For a small minority of workers—the 20,000 skilled tradesmen among the 160,000 UAW members striking Ford for the 44th day— the wage gain could mount to 95 cents an hour over the three-year life of the pact. Tha UAW and Ford ended a marathon 31-hour bargaining session late Friday with neither confirmation nor denial of the source's report. They still operated under a news blackout the two sides invoked Oct. 10. Another source said a few details remained to be worked out, but were not expected to greatly alter the total price tag. The UAW and Ford said another bargaining session was set for 11 a.m. Saturday. On the basis of details outlined by the source, it appeared that the UAW pact may have fallen short of goals as announced by the union's president Walter P. Reuther. ReuthcH 1 did howcvar got his main objective-guaranteed annual income, or a form of it, the source said. Total value of the package could not be determined since some of the wags gains are geared to any fluctuations in the Cost-of-Living Index in the coming three years and may not even be known by either side until then. Reuther reportedly is striving for a contract package which would, in his estimation, represent wage and fringe benefit gains worth $1 an hour over three years, a whopping 7 per cent increase over the'$4.70 Ford says it paid in wages and fringes per hcur under the old contract. The source said the guaranteed income provision apparently involves a weekly deduction of $7.50 from a worker's pay to finance up to 95 per cent of wages he would draw if laid off for an extended period of time. The program is tied to seniority, but the soui'ce could reveal no further details about, this phase. On the basis of this information, however, the company has agreed to increase its contribution to an • existing plan—(lie Supplemental Unemployment Benefit program— for paying a worker when he is laid cff. The old contract provided such a worker, at an average weekly pay of $136.40, about 62 par cent of his normal income through n combinalion of stato unemployment compensation and the SUB program. According lo the source, the new plan would provide the averaga worker 95 per cent of his norma! weekly wage, which, while undetermined at this point, would be greater than the current $136.40. The UAW also won an improvement on pensions. The company, in the first year, will pay to the pension fund $5.25 each month for each year cf the individual worker's service. The payment now is $4.25 per month per year of service. The next two years, the pension fund payment will be on a sliding scale ranging from $5.50 to $6, with the scale linked to wages rather than seniority. Production workers gained an immediate pay boost of 20 cents an hour., plus three per cent in the following two years, plus a minimum of six cents and a maximum of 16 in wage increases the next two years—a total minimum of 43, a possible maximum of 59. One of the items Reuther was most adamant about in prebargriining speeches and pronouncements was that there would be no tampering with the cost of living escalator gained first in a contract with General Motors in 1948 and which brought workers a bonus 18 cents an hour in the past three years. But acceptance of a ceiling on the amount that workers can get through the swiftly climbing cost of living represented a softening of this position, apparently made to gain the guaranteed annual income. The source said Reuther won skilled tradesmen a pay increase of 30 cents an hour more than he got for production workers, making the first-year pay boost for tradesmen a healthy 50 cents. Other wage gains built into the contract could bring this to a maximum of 95 cents, the source said, or a minimum of 79 cents. This is less than the $l-an-hour some rebellious tradesmen had been demanding and raises the prospect of trouble when it comes time for the strikers to vote on the contract. Tradesmen, outnumbered five-to-one by production workers, can veto the agreement If a majority of their number votes against the pact. Expect Up To 70,000 Marchers Pentagon Braces For Anti-War March Reds Seen Hurting For Anti -Air Ammo Communist holdings within and. north of lhe demilitarized zone. Pilots said they destroyed^ or damaged 17 military structures, set off nine fires and stirred up one secondary explosion such as comes from a direct hit on ^h. oil or ammunition cache " By JOHN T. WHEELER zone to the approaches to Red Marire outposts below ih» SAIGON (AP) - Pilots bomb- China's frontier still are heavily DMZ sail they ounted only S ing North Vietnam report an defended but, after two or three incoming shells that day Two encouraging sign in the air war days of raids, the guns are not Marinos were woundeda y ' in the area of their deepest con- able to maintain the volume of nro i , oern-the amount of antiaircraft fire on succeeding days „„. bombers dumped another fire the enemy can mass. But a d so . , f , p lo ° *? ns of explosives Friday A U S Air Force sookesman K u- , f? f mormns in raids on two *\ u»,u. * vi i j. ui V_L, aputvcaiiitiii hnmninrf hpr»nncA nf H-irl \»m«-ii h ^ said Friday that because of Bommnfe . ,. f ' , ™ eau suspected enemy positions, one iik*ivi j i a*.*ii j 1.1 it* i, wt-t-ciMoc \n pi« e\f o em r I in t'li*rrpi omrm*ict c t • > i , i./>,. i dLMeioJUHijiiiajiiCt tr JniJIlcKSJ.S, f Wfl m i me o v»rJ i\-*n. ^ i U-. e transport difficulties, North and the Nor(h Vietnamese are 1 \ ,u , ^e other four Vietnamese antiaircraft batter- able to brine their stockniles ira ? S • northeast of the Aether- ies apparently are having se- a gain he adc led neck base at Con Thien. .,-.._ ,....,,- tt . , afcain fte added. In lhe economic field, South peak air Could chan S e the picture Vietnam's tax collections were over the winter. up. Official figures showed the Bad weather has cut lately equivalent of $100 million taken i n — e ^ o 1 u s i v e of customs rious trouble ammunition during raid days. These batteries, made up of conventional guns, ~ — .-.-.,7 . — -- T -— .. are the major foe of American' into the num ber of sorties the i n —e x c 1 u s i v e jets. Air Force, Navy and Marine duties—through lhe first nine The spokesman said targets Corps can 'aunch on a given months of 1967, a jump of nearly from near lhe demilitarized day> This wil1 conti nue. with mi- 50 per cent over revenues in the nor breaks, for six or seven same period last year, months. American authorities said Of growing concern as the bavl lhat, though inflation was a fac- wealher sets in is the possibility tor, lhe rise was mostly due to that North Vietnam, with Rus- improved efficiency in tax of- sian technicians, could again try fices ami lha imposition of a \73ft flfWl Fcfafn to set up a mlssile defense just withholding tax for the first *^£JVrUvv LJIUlC north of (he demilitarized zone. time. PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)—Judg Robert E. Myers Friday ended his search for someone researching the existence of a human soul. He said the Neurological Sciences Foundation of Phoenix was probing the metaphysical question long before the terms 'Soul Searchers' Win Rights To 1,000 Estate Senators Reject House Move For Spending Cuts By LEWIS HAWKINS ing now under temporary spend- Associated Press Writer mg authority voted earlier. This ^ .... LV....O WASHINGTON (AP) - The authority expires automatically of James Kidd's will became Senate Appropriations Commit- at midnight Monday and after known. le e rejected Friday a House that these agencies theorelically As a result, and after seeking move lo force President John- would be without money and uii- "divine guidance," the judge son to f -' hc P $ 8 billion to $8 bil- able to function, said lhe foundation would re- u 'on from the national budget— However, as they have had lo ceive lhe Arizona miner's es- lnus setting up an inlra-Capitol do in the past, the offices are tate, now eslimated at about struggle over federal spending, expected to keep on operating, $230,000. By a 1(1-4 vote, the committee at least for a few days, while "This was nol a theological approved a resolution simply House and Senate conferees question," said Myers who extending to Nov. 15 the lem- seek agreement on a stopgap presided over a three-months P°rary authority of federal resolution, probate hearing. "I felt this re- agencies to continue spending at But Senate leaders would nol search could best be done in the last year's rate. The Senate is hazard any guesses on what combined fields of medical sci- expected to take up the measure would happen if the conference ence, psychiatry and psycholo- Tuesday, committee finds itself in a pro- gy." T he House on Wednesday vol- longed stalemate. The foundation is a subsidiary ed such an extension until Nov. Southern, conservative Dem- of Barrow Neurological Institute 23 but attached a directive to ocrats teamed with House which has headquarters in St. Johnson to rework his fiscal Republicans in Wednesday's Joseph's Hospital in 1968 budget on virtually ev- 238-164 vote to force the Phoenix. The non-profit cor- erylhing except military spend- budget-cutting task into the poration was formed for "char- in S to the levels of fiscal President's hands, itable, scientific and educalional 1967—arid to cut federal employ- But in lhe Senale committee purposes for the benefit of man- ment by more than 100,000. test even some of the Republi- kind." Budget Director Charles L. cans turned from this approach The First National Bank of Sehultze told the Senate panel in favor cf the administration's Arizona, which is holding Kidd's this approach would force cut? contention that Congress should estate, said none of the money of $6 billion to $8 billion and pass all appropriations bills, would go for federal taxes, but a called the plan unworkable. cutting them as it sees fit, with very small share would go to About half the government Johnson doing further trimming Canadian taxes. Some of Kidd's departments and major in- when he knows what he has lo interests were in Canada, dependent agencies are operal- work with. ' WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of Saturday's march on the Pentagon—the climax and largest of this week's antiwar demonstrations—said Friday they ,plan "only peaceful acts of civil Disobedience." But they said there is a potential for violence. The Pentagon was prepared, augmenting regular security ,fprces with up to 6,000 troops and one source said an additional 20,000 will be on alert. Estimates are that 40,000 to 70,000 will take part in the three-pronged demonstrations: a Saturday morning rally at the Lincoln Memorial with speeches and entertainment; a 1^-mile march across the Potomac River to the Pentagon for another rally; and planned civil disobedience and an all-night vigil at the Pentagon. Dave Bellinger, chairman of the march, said it is probable there are some who may not want only to go "through a ritualistic charade of stepping across a line," to express their disapproval of the Vietnam war. "It is not surprising that people who are as abhorrent about the war and determined to stop it won't go up as sheep to be slaughtered," he said. The permit issued the demonstrators sets out boundaries at the Pentagon, but Dellinger said the protesters have not abandoned their plan to encircle the huge building with its 40 entrances. Warren Christopher, the deputy attorney general, said the government will not tolerate disorder. "Let no one be mistaken," he said, "the granting of a permit is not a license for unlawful conduct." Officials refused to say how many troops have flown into Washington, where they are stationed and under what conditions they will go into action. In the capital itself, police leaves have been canceled and 4,000 National Guard troops will be on duty. If the demonstrations go peacefully "it will be worth the cost" of protecting constitutional rights of assembly and expression while maintaining law and order, an official said. Preparations were at a peak by both sides. The demonstrators were arranging for sound equipment, sanitary facilities, medical care—and money to pay for them. The government erected a high wire fence around the Pentagon reservoir, set up special arrest booths, supplied an extra 200 federal marshals to the 100 already here, and was making a traffic count on roads leadir.e into Washington. President Johnson will be at the White House, spurning an invitationn to address the National Governors Conference in the Virgin islands. Press secretary George Christian would not comment when asked if the demonstrations were the reason. Black nationalist groups have been circulating tracts urging Negroes to stay away from the demonstrations. One mimeographed sheet said their "purpose is to use black people as tools to bring about the overthrow of the U.S. government forcing the government to kill black people on sight." Dellinger said many Negro antiwar groups will attend the Lincoln Memorial demonstration, then will go into the black community to carry {he message door-to-door. Rules spelled out in the permit set aside an area for an all-night "vigil" at the Pentagon, but specify that once a demonstrator leaves the area after 7 p.m. Saturday, he cannot be readmitted. Free access to the area begins again at noon Sunday. The permit expires at midnight Sunday, but some demonstrators indicated they will continue Monday when the normal work force of 27,000 will be there. On weekends, only 3,000 are in the Pentagon. Among the diverse groups involved in the demonstration is a large hippie contingent. A spokesman, Don Lewis of San Francisco, said, "We felt that by bringing music, flowers and a Wiard of Oz atmosphere we can bring some happiness into a serious gathering." Friday afternoon 16 or 17 young people clutching flowers showed up' at the Mall Entrance to the Pentagon arid complained of "Stalin Tactics" when ordered to stand outside-a retaining rope. Hippies have called the Pentagon "Warhawk Aviary.!' Dellinger says the demonstrators have no intention of physically attacking the Pentagon. "We would like to sit down and seriously disrupt business," he said. If there is violence, it will be caused by the guards^ he said. "We want to confront the warmakers, not the police of Washington." GOP Senators Agree To Blaine Repeal If Constitution Nixed ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Senate's Republican majority agreed Friday that, if the remodeled state Constitution is rejected, action will be taken in the 19fi8 Legislature to repeal the Blaine Amendment ban on aid to church-operated schools. This policy position was adopted formally at a closed meeting of the GOP senators called by Majority Leader Earl W. Brydges. Brydges said 22 of the GOP's 33 senators attended and that others were canvassed by telephone. He said he was assured of at least the 29 votes he would need to pass a Blaine repeal measure in the Senate next year. Leaders of the Democratic controlled Assembly have nol indicated whether they would take similar action, although Speaker Anthony J. Travia is firmly committed to rescinding the Blaine prohibition. Under the legislative process for altering the constitution, proposed amendments must gain approval by two separately, elected Legislatures before they may be sent to the voters for a final say. Thus, Brydges said, lhe first action would be taken at lhe 1968 session, and second pas- sage would be sought at the 1969 session. If the voters' approved in the November 1969 election, the repeal measure could take effect in January 1970. Brydges, who is campaigning for voter rejection of the revised constitution, said that various other provisions in the document probably would be handled in lhe same fashion. "Some or the senators expressed personal reservations about repealing Blaine," he said, "but they agreed that thp issue was so important that it should be submitted'to the people." Under questioning, Brydges said the senators did not take a position on the constitution as a whole. No consensus was sought. he added. Brydges reported that the senators also discussed the question of redistrictihg the state's 41 congressional seals — but came to no conclusion. The state has been under a federal court order to realign its congressional districts in time for the 1968 election, and there had been speculation that a special session of the Legislature might be called late this year for that purpose. Brydges all but discounted this possibility, however,, because of action pending in the Congress. . . . " If such a law should be enacted, he said, it is doubtful that New York would act until after the census. Rail Safety Practices May Face Federal Probe Considerable cloudiness and windy today and tonight. Chance of a few showers. Low 40 to 45. High today near 50. Cooler toiiigtj. Gusty, southwest to west winds 15 to 30. Sunday, mostly sunny and warmer. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sec- rotary of Transportation Alan S. Boyd told railroad officials Friday that a government study may wind up "questioning some imsic premises of safety practices" currently used in the industry. Boj d spoke at an Association of American Railroads ceremony at which nine railroads were honored for excellence in safety last year. Boyd said the Departmenl of Transportation in cooperation with the stales is carefully examining grade crossing accident. He said they are looking at 20(1 grade crossings "under a microscope to see what we can learn about grade crossing accidents and what can be done." Thomas M Goodfellow, association president, in a speech prior to Boyd's, said industry committees have been studying new methods of reporting safety standards, but he did not elaborate. Winners of the 54th annual E. H. Harriman Memorial Award were these railroads: Illinois Central; New York Central System; Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac; Monon; Bangor & Aroostook; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; Kentucky & Inldiiana Terminal; Union; Indiana Harbor Belt. The awards were set up in 19)3 by the late Mary W. Harriman, in memory of her husband, a railroad magnate. It now is sponsored by her two sons, W. Averell Harriman, U.S. ambassador at large, and E. Roland Harriman, New York investment banker and chair* man of the American National lied Cross.

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