Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on May 29, 1965 · Page 2
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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 2

Greensburg, Indiana
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Saturday, May 29, 1965
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Prosperity Figures— Johnson in Love With Statistics By MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI) —Probably no President in recent history has been quite as in love with economic statistics as President Johnson. And for good reason. Thus far in his White House tenure the tell - tale black lines snaking across the hearts and graphs of American economic health have gone steadily upward. On a slow day such as today at the LBJ Ranch outside Johnson City, the Chief Executive, spending Memorial Day weekend here with his family, delights in poring over the latest Death Claims County Native Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Van Arsdel, 51 Mrs. Mary H. Van Arsdel, 51, a native of Decatur County but a resident of Indianapolis most of her life, died following a lingering illness at 6:30 a. m. Friday in Community Hospital there. Born in Jackson Township, June 15, 1913, sne was a daughter of Albert and Emma Littell Moncrief. At the age of 13 she moved with her family to Indianapolis and had lived there since. On Oct. 1, 1932 she was united in marriage with Hubert Van- Arsdel, who survives with a son, Richard Van Arsdel of Knightstown and two grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Cecil Moncrief of Alexandria; and four sisters, Mrs. Harry Davis of R. R. 5, Greensburg, Mrs. Clarence Fredenburg of Indianapolis, Mrs. M. B Watkins of North Vernon and Mrs John Doles of Atlanta, Ga. Two brothers, Earl and Marylin Moncrief, preceded her in death in 1957. Funeral services will be held at 10-30 a. m. Tuesday at the Abdon-O'RUey Funeral Home, 1509 Prospect Street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery there. Visitation at the funeral home is after 4 p. m. Sunday. Says Reds Armed In Dominican Rebellion WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep. Cornelius Gallagher, D-N. J., says there are "confirmed reports" that Communists stole large stocks of arms from government arsenals to equip their followers at the outbreak of the Dominican rebellion. Gallagher told the House Friday that this was by far the most important event of the first day of the revolt and, to a certain extent, was the turning point in the crisis that led to U. S. intervention. "They (Communists) had soon acquired large stocks of arms and ammunition," Gallagher said. "With these weapons they established their own depots and in turn were able to equip their followers." Branigin Appears At Governor's Ball INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - Governor Branigin appeared at the governor's ball Friday night much to the relief of planners for the big pre-500 race event in Indianapolis. Branigin announced he would attend the event only a few hours before it was scheduled to begin. He said he would also be at home Sunday for a "500" reception at the executive mansion. On Friday morning, the governor's aides said they were not certain if Branigin would be able to attend the pre-race events at which the governor's attendance is traditional. Branigin also expects to attend the 500-mile auto race Monday. compediums from his economic advisers. His speech writing consultants are aware of this intense interest, as are government economists. As a result, every Johnson utterance usually contains a paragraph or two of new figures to show, as he said here Friday, that America is enjoying "the greatest prosperity of our history." "For 51 consecutive months, we have had the longest peacetime expansion America has ever known," he said in a statement to a group of state legislators. "Our Gross National Product has increased 30 per cent. The number of jobs has grown by 5.3 million," he said. "Personal income has gained 28 per cent. Corporate profits after taxes have risen 87 per cent. For the first time, savings and assets of individuals have passed the one trillion dollar mark — and also, for the first time, per capita income in Texas has passed the $2,000 mark. "All this has been accomplished with the most stable prices in the Western world." A week seldom passes without some similar re-cap from Johnson, showing the' pocketbook health of Ihe nation to be better and better. WJien he does not use such statistics for public consumption, he carries sheafs of similar reports in his inside coat pocket and whips them out frequently to read to office or ranch visitors. Hospita ADMITTED: Mrs. Nellie Ful ley, 127 W. Railroad. DISMISSED: Mrs. David Knight and son, 730% E. Washington; Thomas Shaw, 630 E Central; Mrs. Robert Perry and daughter, R. R. 3, Greensburg; Gloria Austin, 504 W. Walnut Brooks Austin, 504 W. Walnut. ISLANDS COST WASHINGTON — Cost to the U. S. of the Virgin Islands was $25 million, three times the price of Alaska. The islands cover 133 square miles. Alaska has 586,400. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hellmich have named their infant son, Jon Trevor. Walter Scheivley is a patient at ShelbyviUe Major Hospital. He is in for surgery. Mrs. Edna Taylor entered (Major Hospital at Sheilbyville Friday for surgery. The Gordon Springmiers of Mt. Vernon, El., will arrive today for a week-end visit with friends and relatives. David DeMoss- of Independence, Mo. is spending the weekend as the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace DeMoss. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welage and family moved today to their new home on Mechanic Street in Shelbyville. Mrs. James Martin of R. R; 1, Milroy has been dismissed from Major Hospital at Shelbyville after surgery. Edgar Craig has entered Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for observation and treatment. His room number is S235. Earl Jarrard returned home Thursday after visiting his daughter, Mrs. Edwin Heid, of Washington, D. C. Otto Enos, Jr. was dismissed from St. Vincent's hospital at Indianapolis Friday and is convalescing at his home on East Fourth Street. Land Condemned For Sewage Facilities A judgment was rendered Friday in Decatur Circuit Court for the plaintiff in the com- Dlaint for appropriation of real estate for sewage facilities filed jy the Town of St. Paul against Shelcatur, Inc. Ruling was that the plaintiff is entitled to appropriate and condemn .772 of an acre for a pumping station site and a 10- 'oot wide strip 875 feet long for right of way for the town's sewage system facilities. Dale G. Myers, Hartford Sallee and Charles Newlon were appointed by the court to assess the damages and file their report on or before June 14. The condemnation suit was initiated here after the State Board of Accounts recently issued a report criticizing a real estate transaction by which the town of St. Paul sought last year to purchase a site for sewage facilities from the Shelca- tur Corporation. Members of the town board and the town clerk are stockholders in the Shelcatur Corporation and state law prohibits officials of any government unit from doing business with firms in which they hold a financial interest. Schwering WillTs Filed for Probate Wffl of the late Clem A.. Schwering, made Feb. 21, 1958, and witnessed by Richard H. Garvey and Raymond B. Rolfes, has been admitted to probate in Decatur Circuit Court. The will bequeaths one-fifth of the estate to each of the following: Helen Bedel, Marcella Schwering, Mary Pauline Nieman and Berthold S'chwering, children; and the remaining one-fifth to Raymond Schwering, Louis Schwering, Georgianna Schwering, Marjorie Schwering and Ruth Ann Schwering, children of the deceased son, Edward Schwering. Berthold Schwering and Helen Bedel were appointed executors of the estate in accordance with terms of the wiU. Estimated value of personal property in the estate was listed at $4,000. Flu-Like Ailment Strikes Riverside RIVERSIDE, Calif. (UPI) A medical team moved into Riverside today to attempt to find the cause of a flu-like ailment which has hit at least 1,000 persons. County health director Dr Everett Stone said at least 1,000 persons, mostly children, have been affected "and there may be several thousand more cases." He said neither the water supply nor food poisoning was responsible for the epidemic. Dr. Stone said the relatively mild illness appeared to pass through its cycle in three days. There have been no long-range after effects, he said. He said one elementary school near March Field Air Force Base reported 25 per cent of its students were absent with the ailment. The victims appeared to suffer cramps and nausea. Mr. and Mrs. James Ryle and children, Angle, Nancy, Cindy, Billy and Johnny, Mr. and Mrs. William Black and daughters; Sandy and Patsy, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ryle and Kelley, Kim and Laura Phillips are vacationing in the Smoky Mountains. Gerel Dean Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Thompson, R. R. 1, Westport, has been elected treasurer of the Presbyterian Church for Westminster Fellowship, a campus organization at Ball State University where he is a sophomore majoring in business administration. Sherman Boyl of Indianapolis was a visitor in Greensburg Friday Mr. Boyl is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyl and was reared in Greensburg. He was graduated from high school here in 1911. Subsequently, he had a long period of service with the United States Navy. In recent years he has been retired. Mrs. Vernon Schmidt of Cin- innati and Mrs. Ruth Allen were Thursday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Logan. Mrs. Schmidt has returned to her home after spending three weeks with her niece, Mrs. Allen, while her sister, Mrs. Emma Luken of Millhousen was in Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Luken is now convalescing at the home of Mrs. Rex Buchanan. Pettigrew Takes Cannoneer Training Pvt. William J. Pettigrew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pettigrew. R. R. 1, Butlerville, has completed advanced training as a cannoneer at the Army Artillery and Miscsile Center, Fort Sill, Okla. Pettigrow was trained in the preparation, loading and firing of field artillery guns and howitzers. The 18-year-old soldier entered the Army in January, 1965 anc completed basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. He attended North Vernon High School. PAGES Creei»b«g (M-) , thy 29, 1965 Viet Crisis Continues— Taylor Postpones Departure for U.S. By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON (UPD-^U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor today postponed his scheduled departure for talks in Washington for the second day because of the South Vietnamese government crisis. There was no let up in the air and ground war against the Communists. Communist guerrillas killed at least one U.S. Army officer and killed or wounded 31 Vietnamese soldiers in fighting around the major U.S. air base at Da Nang, 385 miles north of Saigon, it was reported. Three other American advisors with Vietnamese units were wounded. . : . The government crisis stemmed from the refusal of two ministers to comply with a request from Premier P h a n Huy Quat to resign. Quat reshuffled his cabinet earlier this week. The balky ministers are members of a bloc headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Van Tuyen. They said they will not agree to give up their portfolios until 'they talk it over with Tuyen who is out of town. Chief of State Phan Khac Suu has refused to endorse the new cabinet until the crisis is resolved. It was believed Taylor was awaiting the return of Tuyen to Saigon. A spokesman for the U.b. Embassy said it was uncertain when Taylor would leave for Washington to report on the latest military and political developments in Viet Nam. It had bsen announced earlier that a U.S. Marine sergean* was killed by "friendly forces" and 15 Marines were wounded in scattered clashes around Da Nang and nearby Chu Lai, where another U.S. airbase, is being built. The Marines killed at least six Reds and captured one in a clash at Chu Lai, their heaviest fighting in the past 24 hours. UPI correspondent Joe Galloway reported from Da Nang,. 385 miles northeast of Saigon, that the Marine sergeant was killed while checking company positions around Chu Lai, A 55 miles south of Da Nang. ' According to a Marine spokesman, the sergeant was accidentally shot in the chest, apparently by his own men. The spokesman said the wound had been "inflicted by friendly forces." The sergeant was a member of the- Marine battalion stationed at Chu Lai Beach to protect Navy Seabees who are constructing a jet landing field. Near the Da Nang air base, a Marine was wounded in the thigh by Communist snipers about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He was reported in good condition. Hit by Snipers Another Marine suffered multiple gunshot wounds in'the chin, chest, right. shoulder and left arm in an exchange of fire with Viet Cong snipers near Chu Lai. A third was slightly wounded in the right shoulder by sniper fire near Chu Lai. The Marine spokesman said most of the 10 Marines wounded in the major clash at Chu Lai were hit x by Communist grenades. Two other Marines jvere hurt near the Da Nang base, one by a land mine and the other by a booby trap. Fragmentary reports reaching 3a Nang late Friday indicated the Reds "decimated" a government force" in Quang Tin Prov- nce. A U.S. military spokesman said he could offer no estimates of casualties. •Another government unit in long An Province took a beat- ng early Friday when guerrillas overran an. outpost 15 miles southwest of Saigon. No casualty figures were immediately available. AUTHORIZES TROOPS WELLINGTON, New Zealand (UPI)—The House of Representatives Friday authorized the government to send 120 New Zealand combat troops to Viet. Nam. The vote was 39 to 33. VITAMINS WE HAVE A TYPE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU, FEATURING 120 For. YOUTH CAPS $2.49 ;: $4.98 VALUMIN Potent. With Minerals 100 F,, $4.98 For CMldren— DAY-SWEET CBEWABLE MULTIPLE VITAMINS 100, , $2.98 WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR STORE FOR ALL YOUR VITAMIN AND PRESCRIPTION NEEDS WEST SIDE SQUARE Wheat Support Price Is $1.27 Per Bushel The price-support loan and purchase rate for wheat grown in Decatur County this year will be $1.27 per bushel, according to an announcement today by Harry Lewellen, local ASC chairman. ; \ • . This support, he added, will be available to all growers who stay within their farm's 1965 wheat allotments and carry out other provisions of the wheat program. By signing up and participating in the program, Lewellen explained, farmers qualify for price-support loans and purchases and for marketing certificates; and diversion payments if the producers reduce their wheat acreage at least 10 per cent below the farm allotment and devote the acreage to conserving uses. Classified Ad Phone 663-3113 Decatur County In the Service Pfc. George E. Hart, RA 16797732, 8th R. R. U., APO 96308, San Francisco, Calif. Tall Grass CHICAGO (UPI) — The Midwest may be short on redwood trees but prairie folks soon will have vast stands of their own traditional tall stuff on display. Seymour 1 Simon, president of the Cook County Board, announced Friday he plans to grow grass up to six feet high on several thousand acres of forest preserve land to "bring the prairies back" as they were in the days of early explorers and settlers. County Councilmen | OK Fund Transfers f The Decatur County Council: has approved additional appro* priations of $1,030 for county of* fices and two transfers of fundst; The action was taken at a called session at the-courthouse; Thursday. f The transfers were: $25,000; from the hospital cumulative? fund to the hospital construe* tion fund; and $4,500 in highway; department funds for use in payi rhent for the rental of equip| ment. ' /I. The additional appropriations for county offices were broken down, as follows: y. Clerk's office, typewriter, $200? auditor's office, rental of equip^ ment, $110; assessor's office, postage, $15 and official records, $100; judge of the circuit court?,"' special judge, $500; prosecutor's office, books, periodicals and' supplies, $100; Washington Towng ship assessor, supplies, $5. ,fc SUN.--MON.--TUES. RANCH SPECIALS STEAK 99 CUBE—GRILLE SIZE. LB^ _^^T ^^J C FREE RACE HELMET WITH PURCHASE OF RANCH BAKED PIE AT THE REGULAR PRICE! POTATOES NEW RED—10 LB. BAG LADIES'HOSIERY SEAMLESS. 100% NYLON 3 - $ 1 $100 REMEMBER, WE NEVER CLOSE, SO YOU RUN NO RISK OF BEING CAUGHT SHORT ON SUPPLIES FOR THE LONG HOLL DAY WEEKEND! SHOP THE RANCH! ONE-STOP SERVICE— • STAMPS • MONEY ORDERS • CHECKS CASHED • PICKUP STATION • NOTARY PUBLIC S. £21, Northwest Edge of Greensburg

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