The Pocono Record from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1967 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Pocono Record from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 1967
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

Late baseball finals on sports page VOL. 77--NO. 326 The Stroudsburgs, Pa. -- Wednesday, May 3, 1967 Dial 421-3000 10 cents Admits system lagging Shafer offers school plan Alert cop By VINCENT P. CAROCCI iHARiRTSRURG (AP) -- Gov. Shafer proposed a program to the General Assembly designed he said to make Pennsylvania's educational system the best in the nation from grade school through post-graduate college work, "It is a program of strengthening the good things we have, correcting old and obvious faults and creating a new beginning for a bold endeavor in higher education," he said in a special message sent to the legislature Tuesday. Shafer originally had hoped to deliver the message in person Wednesday, but was forced to simply forward it to the lawmakers after the legislative leadership was unable to keep its members in town for three days this week. Shafer assigned the educational program "the highest priority" of his Administration, be- ginning with the "candid admission that Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians are not doing all they can or should do to provide the finest education sys- lem among the states." The bulk of his emphasis was focused on higher education. "The challenges to strengthen and improve our basic education system will continue to put increased demands on all of us," he said "But lo these demands we must add the most critical educational need of all -- the development of a modern, ra-, tional system of higher education." Much of his program was based on the proposed Master Plan for Higher Education developed by the Stale Board of Education. He called the plan "a guide, not a master," commenting: "The beauty of the Master Plan is its flexibility. It is a document that can live with us and change with us." Shafer adopted a stale board recommendation thai aid to private colleges and universities be frozen at their present levels-approximately $22 million, he said -- but went even one step furlher. He recommended thai the aid be phased out and replaced with a program of granting each private institution $5,000 for each doctoral student who meets qualifications to be determined by the state board. "Those institutions who do not have doctoral programs that qualify would have their maintenance aid phased out at 20 per cent a year over the next five years," he said. "If they establish doctoral programs, their aid would increase proportionately with the growl h of the program. "This is a program that makes sense. These doctoral students (will) provide much needed brainpower for our state's future growth. We must have more of them." The governor also proposed the establishment of a Professorial Incentive Loan Program which would permit prospective college teachers to borrow up to $6,000 over a three-year period for full time graduate study. A portion of the loan would be cancelled each year that the teacher remained in Pennsylvania, he said. Shafer refrained from proposing a separate Board of Higher Education to guide the stale program in that area, saying Ihe idea should be given careful study after enough time had passed lo judge how effectively the State Board -composed of basic and higher education councils -- had functioned. Instead, he recommended that the powers of the State Board be expanded to give it Uie right to approve the establishment of branch campuses by such larg- er institutions as Pennsylvania State University. The two-year branch campuses and the two-year community colleges can and should exist in harmony, he said, but in line w i t h the "over-all aims" of the Slate Board. The chief executive recommended t h a t the legislature create a single statewide board of trustees to guide the destiny of the 14 state-owned colleges and also enact legislation to give the stale colleges more autonomy. CHICAGO -- City detective Charles E. Perce shown checking canvas bags which contain $li/i-million in negotiable bonds which lie recovered late yesterday when lie foiled their theft from a jet liner as it was 'about to take off from O'Hare International Airport here. English open market bid U.S. to pull 35,000 Gl's out of Germany LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced Tuesday the long-expected British bid to join Europe's Common Market to make it an economic community of 300 million people capable of challenging the political and economic strength of the United States and the Soviet Union. "This is an historic occasion which could well determine the future of Britain, of Europe and indeed of the world for decades to come," Wilson told the House of Commons. Four years after President Charles do Gaulle of France vetoed Britain's first try to join Ihe Common Market, Wilson set his country again on a risky course thai, if it fails, could set back European unity for decades and humiliate the British. Even if Britain gets in, building a more powerful Europe on the foundations laid down by (he market countries will be enormously difficult. The formal British application for full membership in the 10- year-old European Economic Community -- as the Common Market is formally called -- will be submitted next week after the Labor government wins what is considered certain endorsement from Parliament. Denmark, Norway and Ireland are expected to follow up with their own applications, Austria and possibly Sweden will press for associate membership. Britain will also, apply to enter the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Agency, both rim by EEC members. Talks could start when EEC leaders meet in Rome May 29. Wilson took pains to present the British bid in a way that would make it hard for De Gaulle to resist this time. He spoke not of British conditions for membership but of major issues he said would have to be negotiated. These included a transition period tc allow British farmers to adjust to EEC regulations, arrangement to permit Britain to phase out its trade preferences for Commonwealth nations, terms to protect Britain's partners in European Free Trade Association and safeguards against devaluation of the British pound. 80 per cent of S. Koreans go to polls SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -A turnout of about 10 million voters -- nearly 80 per cent of Ihe electorate -- is expected in South Korea's presidential election Wednesday. Advance indications are that it will be the nation's most peaceful postwar election. Forecasters say President Chung Hee Park, 49, an army general turned politician, will be re-elected to a four-year term. They say he will win by a margin of 500,000 votes. Park is opposed by Yun Po- iim, 69, a former president, and four splinter candidates who are not expected to come close. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will withdraw up to 35,000 troops and almost 100 airplanes from West Germany next year, saving an estimated $100 million spent abroad, under an agreement reached last week among this country, Great Britain, and West Germany. The agreement, announced Tuesday, was reached after five months of negotiations on the crucial issue of keeping as many American troops in Germany as possible while cutting back on the drain of America's gold reserve. 'According to the announcement Britain will withdraw about 5,000 soldiers and about 20 planes from West Germany. President Johnson was deeply involved in the five-month-long negotiations, officials said. The agreement was welcomed by Sen. Mike Mansfield, . D- Mont.,. an advocate of substantial troop reductions in Europe, who described the pact as a "sound foreign policy decision -- an initial slep in the adjustment of our NATO commitments. " : Further reductions Mansfield told the Senate lie hope the government will "continue to explore the possibilities of further reductions at an appropriate time." Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., told newsmen the reduction "is promising." He also favors substantial reductions. The agreement, which now goes as a three-nation proposal to the Defense Planning Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is expected to end a period of uneasiness among the three allies which started in the summer of 1966. That was when the West German government made clear it would not continue the practice of offsetting the cost of keeping Anglo-American troops on its' soil by purchaing military hardware in the two countries. Details of the agreement, partly spelled out in a State Department announcement and partly explained by U.S. officials, are as follows: -- The United States now has 225,000 ground troops in the six divisions of the 7th Army in West Germany, and 35,000 Air Force personnel with three wings -- nine squadrons -- of 200 planes. It will withdraw up to 35,000 men and less than 100 planes beginning Jan. 1, 1968. The 35,000 men consist of 10,000 to 12,000 combat troops -- two brigades -- 16,000 to 18,00 support units, and about 6,000 Air Force personnel. Kate's just great By MIKE FOKKESTEH HIGHLAND PAHK, Calif. (AP) -- Katie Smith's 174 boys in Vietnam think she's great. After her own son Pfc. Richard Karger, was killed in battle last August, she began sending Christmas presents to the men in her son's unit. She wanted to "do something" for Richard, who was 20 when lie died. -Her efforts soon swelled to letters, food and gifts now going to Vietnam on a regular basis. The response from the soldiers came quickly and in abundance. "I'd like to say thinks to you for making (his Christmas seem like Christmas," wrote one member of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry. "The packages we received will always be appreciated and remembered," said another. Mrs. Smith, a bouncy 98- pound Texas native, first sent candy, gum, pens and New Testaments. "Then I decided some of those guys might not have anyone," she said, so she started writing letters. She now corresponds regularly with 18 members of B Company, three times a week. She sent Valentines in February and Easter eggs, candy bars and gum to all men in the unit in March, Each week, she sends a shoebox of food to three different soldiers. Aided by 15 other women, Mrs. Smith worked Monday night on the biggest project yet -- 300 dozen homemade cookies for the unit. She baked 77 dozen -- "I never want to see another cookie in my life," -- and the others cooked the rest. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Armed members of the Black Panther Party are me't on the State Capitol steps ! by State Police Lt. Ernest HoUoway, who said they'could keep their weapons if they caused no trouble. (UPI Telephoto) Gun-toting Black Panthers invade California statehouse GOP senators stand U.S. Marines 'foresquare'behind LBJ Senate withstands assault; beats down campaign bill WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate wound up a bitter six- week floor fight Tuesday by voting against a plan lo help finance presidential election campaigns with ?I income tax contributions. The effect of Ihe 52-46 vote was to keep tied lo a lax bill a rider that would repeal the campaign financing plan of Sen. Russell B. Long, D-I,a., and endorsed by President Johnson. Assembly passes bills HAIUUSIUJIU; (AP) -- The Si-mili' unanimously passed Tuesday and sent lo the House a bill dealing with gubernatorial disability. Meanwhile, the House passed ;md sent to the Senate a parental liability bill which has the hacking of the Republican Shafer Administration. Two hours of debate preceded its passage on a 125-72 vote. There was no debate on Ihe disability measure, which would have a special panel of judges determine whether :i governor or lieutenant governor is unable ID perform bis duties because of physical or mcnla) disability. A governor also would be permitted to declare himself disabled on his own motion. It was a sharp defeat for Long and for the administration, but Long had indicated before the vote that if he lost he might carry on Ihe fight. However, advocates of repeal declared they are confident Tuesday's vote, Ihe fiflh taken, on the rider, was the decisive test. After the vote, Long took the t)S«r to declare Johnson might well veto the lax bill wilh the rider attached lo it. The Long proposal would make available to each party up lo $30 million in government funds for next year's presidential campaign. Each taxpayer could earmark $1 for the fund, on his tax return. It was enacted last year but wasn't scheduled to go into effect until July 1. Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tcnn., sponsored the repealer which was attached as a rider to a tax measure that would rcslore the 7 per cent investment credit on machinery and equipment and also accelerated depreciation rales on income-producing buildings. Gore and his supporters con- lend Ihe Long plan would give national political leaders too much power, but Long argued that a federal subsidy is necessary because of Ihe ircmendous increase in the cost of national campaigning. lose 100 in a week SAIGON (AP -- The Marines' loss of nearly 100 dead and 276 wounded in a week's fighting around two jungled bill- Ions underlines their proportionately high casualties in the Vietnam war. Over-all in the past 16 months the Marines have suffered about 3 per cent killed and wounded, or one out of 34 men. During the same period Ihe comparable . Army figures were 1.7 per cent, one of every 57 men in Vietnam. Various factors affect this picture in a minor way but a major underlying cause is differing views of how to fight the war. When Marines are hit by snipers or an entrenched enemy, Charging hidden and dug-in enc- their normal reaction is assault, my guns is costly. In one fight for Hill 861 some 300 Marines made two assaults up the half-mile high point at a cost of 37 men killed and 87 wounded. They had to abandon this attempt and turn the hill over to the artillery and fighter- bombers. When they next assaulted (he hill the enemy had gone. Sunday another group of Marines smashed into tough enemy resistance at two nearby hills at a cost of 49 killed and 156 wounded. Good Morning! Mother to finicky child: "Eat It, dear, Just pretend It's mud." WASHINGTON (AP) ---'Sidelining a critical staff report, Senate Republicans announced Tuesday they were standing foursquare behind President Johnson's Vietnam war course. Their leader, Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, came out of Walter Reed Army Hospital to cool quickly a boiling kettle of dissent set off by the report's contention that Johnson was assuming enormous discretionary powers and its suggestion that the GOP ought not to take any responsibility for Democratic "mistakes." Dirksen, disturbed by what he called unwarranted news interpretations of the report, told reporters he couldn't sleep and got up at 1:30 a.m. to spend an hour and a half drafting a par- sonal statement of the GOP position. The Illinois senator has been in the hospital with pneumonia but said he was about recovered. He plans two more days in the hospital, and then he will "recuperate and work at the same time." Dirksen said the consensus at Ihe closed GOP Policy Committee meeting supported his statement. Its most pointed passage said Florida drought nears emergency MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- South Florida residents, who prayed for rain Sunday, turned to science Tuesday for help ngainst a drought parching the slate's grasslands and making the Everglades a giant tinderbox. No rain was forecast. reserving wholly the right to full and fair inquiry and criticism, we reiterate our wholehearted support of the commander-in-chief of our armed forces. We reaffirm our position of standing foresquare behind him and our field, air and sea commanders in Southeast Asia, as with our superb fighting men, they fight to win this struggle against Communist aggression." Before the minority leader arrived on the scene, Sen. George D. Aiken of Vermont, dean of the GOP members, fired off a series of statements in which he said the Johnson administration was so tied to the policy of demanding enemy capitulation it "cannot achieve an honorable peace in Vietnam." Marines take south ridge SAIGON (AP) -- U.S. Marines claimed possession of the south ridge of Hill 881 Tuesday night and battled on to drive North Vietnamese regulars from other high ground overlooking enemy infiltration routes from Laos. "We think Hill 881 South is physically occupied, but not secured," said a spokesman at the big Marine base at Da Nang. Heavy action in the hills below the border demilitarized zone, in the central highlands and in the Mekong River delta coincided with an announcement of the war's biggest blow by U.S. fighter-bombers against North Vietnam's MIG fleet, SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A band of young Negroes armed with loaded rifles, pistols and shotguns entered the Capitol Tuesday and barged into the assembly chamber during a debate. Police seized some of their weapons in a mild' struggle. The guns taken away were unloaded and returned to the group, which later marched out of the building only to be arrested by city police at a gasoline station four blocks away. Twenty-six men agecl 17 to 25 were booked on suspicion of a variety of charges, including brandishing a gun in a threatening manner and possession of two sawed-off shotguns. Fifteen weapons were confiscated. It was one of the most amazing incidents in legislative history--a tumultuous, traveling mass of grim-faced, silent young men armed with guns roaming the Capitol surrounded by reporters, television cameramen, stunned police and watched by incredulous groups of visiting school children. And it occurred just at the time Goy. Ronald Reagan was due to meet an eighth grade social studies class on the Capi- Inmates made point: Maddox ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- G o v . , Lester Maddox said Tuesday he hopes Georgia prison inmates will stop breaking out to see him after another escape: episode ended in a direct appeal lo his office for help. "They've made their point," Maddox said after learning of the surrender at the Capitol of an escaped prisoner socking pychiatric help. "I hope prisoners won't be breaking out of jail just to come and see Ihe governor." A fugitive, 29-year-old Norman I.ec Shaw of Cedailown, Ga., gave himself up Monday to Maddox's executive secretary, Tommy Irvin, while the governor was in Washington. With tears in his eyes, the convicted forger appealed to Irvin for psychiatric help. "He aked me lo have him committed to the stale mental hospital," Irvin said. "I assured him lie would he given treatment if necessary." Less than a month ago, four prisoners sawed their way out of a prison work camp in Wilkinson County and showed up in a receiving line at the governor's mansion during an open house affair. tol's west lawn for a fried chicle- en lunch. Aides held him in his office for a while, hut the governor eventually appeared outside just as the armed group was walking to its cars. There was no confrontation. During the whole incident there was no real violence, no shooting occurred and occupants of the eastern part of the building were unaware of what was going on. Members of the group said they represented the "Black Panther Party" of the Oakland area and came to protest a bill restricting the carrying of loaded weapons within city limits. One shouted that the bill was introduced for the "racist Oakland police force." A warm noontime sun bathed the Capitol and reporters wailing on the west steps for Reagan when the Negro group nonchalantly walked up, p a s s e d through gaping school children and--surrounded by newsmen- entered the building. Sunflower's Negro, white vie for political power SUNFLOWER, Miss. (AP) -Negro and white voters responded in record numbers Tuesday in a court-ordered election engineerd by civil rights forces to wrest control of two small Sunflower County towns from white leaders. National attention centered on the towns of Sunflower and Moorhead after the Freedom Democratic E'arty secured Eastern liberal hacking of its campaign to win control of the town governments in the home county of Sen. James Eastland, veteran Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Calm prevailed in both municipalities as voters chose between the white an-.l Negro slates. At Moorhead, over 400 of the estimated 700 voters had cast ballots by noon and .it Sunflower 2i,2 of 340 had voted. Mom- head has 1,700 rodents and Sunflower has 700. Eicven federal observe! s were on hand to w a t c h proci'ta- ings. A federal appeals court voided the regular elcc'.inns of ^dS ar.d ordered new ones on gnu r.ds Negroes had no 1 , bci n 'liven enough time to vi^iflcr before Ihe voting. Information please Index Classified Comics Crossword puzzle Cy Barrett Boaths 18-19 ... 16 ... lli ... 8 .... 6 Kditori.ils 4 Family Fare lit Horoscope 18 Ann Landers 5 Sports pages 10-11 Slocks 18 Television 1C Wishing Well 18 Weather Local Forecast -- Partly cloudy and cnolcr today with a high of 55-60. Fair and rather cool tonight, low of 30-36. Sun rises at 5:58 a.m.; sets 8:02 p.m. FIrv Index: Low. A critical look :,; ilie count y ' s births and deaths is revealing. Page 3. Paradise Twp. is plagued w!, h the problem e.f f i n d i n g nifjney lo t i x roads. P:ige 6. East Slroudsburg council meeting is marked by shouting, pushing. Page 7. County planning commission u r g : d to "keep the f a i l h . Page 7. The surprising Toronto Maple' Leafs win Stanley Cup. Page 10. Stock barometer I)OW JONES' INDUSTRIAL AVERAGES Open: 892.93 Close: 891.65 Change: down 1.28 Yesterday's volume: 10.26 million Previous day's volume: 9.41 million

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free