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Greensburg, Indiana
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Tuesday, June 1, 1965
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ILY 'IP PAPER IS MISSED— CALL 663-3114 Frank A. White THE PRESIDENT is pressuring Congress to have Medicare, illness and hospital care for all citizens over 65, ready for his signature into law July 4. This six billion dollar bill is such a revolutionary one in regard to the federal government entering health and welfare that a look Mr. White a t the "pro," and "con," is worthwhile. It is quite likely that this bill will become a law over the bitter opposition of the American Medical Association's 200,000 members who term it "socialized medicine." A number of insurance companies and other groups and individuals have fought the measure. An attempt by the GOP House members to substitute an insurance plan, containing some features of the AMA Eldercare bill, failed by a vote of 236 to 191. The Medicare bill upon which the president has set his heart passed the House by a whopping vote of 313 to 115. The Senate is now holding hearings on the bill. HERE IS A DIGEST of what this "three-layer cake" of Medicare, which will be financed by hiked Social Security payments on the part of both employer and employe, provides. Medicare will provide health insurance to which all persons 65 or older are eligible. This health care is available to all over 65, regardless of their financial status. BENEFITS — In-patient hospital services for up to 60 days (may be extended to 80) in' hospital room of two to four in a room. The patient must pay the first $40 of charge. Post-hospital home health services up to 100 visits during one- year period following hospitalization. By payment of $3 a month and the first $50 of cost, additional benefits may be had for Vohimt IXXB SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER CrecMburg, M-» Tuesday, Jane 1,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per .copy, 10*; carrier, 45* week Issue No. 129 medical bills. THIS GIGANTIC and revolutionary health program is to be financed from increased Social Security payments, from the $3 a month paid for additional medical services and a grant from the federal government. It will provide compulsory Social Security coverage, effective Jan. 1, 1966, for self-employed physicians and for interns and residents. RETROACTIVE TO Jan. 1, 1965, Social Security cash benefits will be increased by $4 a month for an individual. The wage base on which Social Security taxes are paid would be increased Jan. 1, 1966 from $4,800 to $5,600 and Jan. 1, 1971 to $6,600. A succeeding Hoosier Day column will present the case of the SPACE REHEARSAL—Astronauts Edward White (left) and James McDivitt rehearse the planned walk White is scheduled to take in space on the Gemini-4 flight scheduled for Thursday. This scene is at Cape Kennedy. Space "Walk" Is Slated Thursday By ALVIN B. WEBB JR. CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — An expected medical OK today will give U. S. astronaut Edward H. White a go-ahead to try to "walk" 3,600 miles across northern Mexico and the United States during 12 daring minutes of his leap into space Thursday. White and fellow astronau James A. McDivitt, a former college chum assigned as pilot Divorce Granted; Separation Sought One divorce has been grantee and a complaint for separation from bed and board filed in Decatur Circuit Court. Donald H. Mathis, plaintiff, was granted a divorce Saturday from Lois Jean Mathis. The plaintiff was awarded custody of the couple's minor child with the restriction not to remove the child from jurisdiction of the Jennings. Circuit Court. The mother was granted the right of reasonable visitation with the child. The action was venued lere from Jennings Circuit Court last April 6. Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, the complaint for separation from bed and board :or two years was filed by Barbara Jane Mouser, Greensburg, against Gerald Dean Mouser. According to the complaint, the couple was married March 5, 1955, and separated June 1, 1965. The plaintiff, who seeks custody of the couple's two minor chil- — *• , , IAV. Ul LUC LAJUMiC o LWW jiiiiiwj. v,"u objectors to the sweeping health wag fed fl tem porary l,««nf;fr. +n ceminr mtl7f>nR. . . . ° . i • benefits to senior citizens. ACTUAL OWNERSHIP of a race car in the 500-mile Speedway event is a rich man's privilege. The annual "500" has grown into a gigantic event strung out over the month of May. It rivals the Mardi Gras of New Orleans and, of course, is the largest auto racing event in the entire world. THE $600,000 Speedway purse looks big, and the winning car will receive in the neighborhood of $100,000. However, costs are high. Chassis, engine, extra parts, driver, chief mechanic and incidental expenses will cause an owner to invest $50,000 or more in his mount. A driver customarily gets 40 per cent of the car winnings and the chief mechanic 10 per cent. restraining order and hearing was set for June 4. ON EVERY FRONT commercial interests are seeking to acquire lands now devoted to parks or earmarked for recreation. President Johnson stepped in to stop a strongly backed drive to take 100 miles of the Grand Canyon, one of nature's greatest wonders, for a gigantic lake. THE IDEA WAS TO use the water to generate electricity. Senator Clinton P. Anderson (D- New Mexico) was an aide to the President in scotching this development for the time being. Capital had been assured amounting to $750 million for the project. Senator Anderson insisted that use of coal or atomic energy would be cheaper. OK New Contract To End Bread Strike INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Bread deliveries from four major Indianapolis bakeries were back to normal today, after striking truck driver-salesmen agreed to the terms of a new contract with the firms. Members of Local 188 of the Teamsters Union voted 94-41 Sunday here to accept the terms of a new contract with the Continental, Colonial, American and Kraft Baking Companies. Morris Davis, president of the local, said the drivers returned to their jobs Memorial Day and worked on holiday schedules. He added bakers who honored the Teamsters picket lines also returned to their jobs. of their two-seater Gemini - 4 spaceship, underwent a final three-hour head-to-toe physical and psychological examination this morning by a team of experts headed by Dr. Charles Berry. Early ferecasts indicated good weather at Cape Kennedy and in. the-main .recovery areas on Thursday and probably on Friday. As the blast - off hour of 9 a.m. EST Thursday neared, a drastically revised flight plan revealed that, in addition to White's highly touted "space walk" and their attempt to steer to within 20 feet of another . satellite, the astronauts will dump ah- from their cabin at least twice. The plan, virtually rewritten following a series of dramatic changes ordered by federal space agency chiefs last week, also reflected the featherl ike touch that McDivitt will be called upon to use on the controls to separate gently enough from the Titan-2 rocket booster that earlier orbited them, to keep it nearby. 462 Orbits McDivitt and White, a pair of space rookies with the nation's first real chance to challenge Russian manned spaceflight supremacy, hope to fly the 7,200 - pound Gemini-4 62 times around the world in 97% hours. Technicians planned to load the towering Titan-2 rocket with propellants Wednesday, to be ready to begin the final four- iiour countdown before dawn Thursday. Monday, the main recov- (Continuec on f*age Four) Record 487 Were Killed In Traffic , By United Press International At least 487 persons — a record for a three-day Memorial weekend—died in traffic accidents during the nation's long springtime holiday. "; The United Press International count from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday showed an over all total of 698 deaths from accidental causes during the 78-hour holiday. ; The breakdown: • : Traffic. 487 Drownings 122 Planes 12 Miscellaneous 77 Total 698. California, with 55 traffic deaths, as usual led all spates. Texas counted 29 dead i« traffic, Ohio and Florida 1 - 28 :ach, New York 24 and Michigan 21. , •:• The National Safety Council said the loss of life could be jlamed on irresponsible and incompetent driving. The worst traffic accident re> Mrted occurred in the final lours of the holiday weekend- and claimed seven lives in a wo-car head-on crash near Hq- mosassa Springs, Fla. Both cars rarst into flames. Howard Pyle, president of the afety council, said iricompetent driving was largely responsible Connersville Youth Dandles on Rope For Eight Hours in Deep Utah Gave Condition "Critical"— Bjr STEVE SMILANICH SALT LAKE CITY (UPI)—A young explorer, delirious after dangling for eight hours in a shoulder harness, was hauled from the nation's deepest vertical cave Monday night in an "inch-by-inch" rescue. James Dowling, 22, a University of California graduate student fronj Connersville, Ind., was pulled from the 400 foot level of Negg's Cave in a 'three hour rescue operation, suffering ]from shock, over-exertion and painful bruises. He was taken to a Salt Lake City hospital where his condition was reported "critical." The cave, which is 1,170 feet deep, is .located in the Wasatch Mountains on the southeast outskirts of the city. The opening is 2 feet wide and the largest cavern is estimated at 40 feet. Dowling and two companions —John Wood, 23, and Paul Gerhard, 22, both UC graduate stu- or the record toll. 'In report after report- on ighway traffic damage over his weekend, mistakes in driv- ng judgment stood out as the major problem," he said. The previous record of 431 eaths for a three-day memorial weekend was set last year. The 11-time record for a four-day ilemorial weekend is 525. Rabies Clinic At Letts Wednesday A rabies vaccination clinic for dogs of the Letts Community will be held Wednesday evening "rom 8 to 9 at the Letts Fire Sta;ion. The clinic is being sponsored by the Letts Volunteer Fire Department. A licensed vet- terinarian will administer the vaccine. A state law requires all Viet Losses Run As High As 700 By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON (UPI) — South Viet- amese marines today launched* counter - , attack against a ithdrawing Communist force hich used human wave tactics i smash two government bat- alions around the coastal city f Quang Ngai. A Viet Cong terror squad penetrated Quang Ngai's defenses before daybreak today and attacked the provincial police headquarters charges and with hand satche grenades One policeman was seriously injured. The guerrillas penetrated to within 400 yards ol the American military c o m pound. New troubles arose on the political scene today when a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders headed by Father Ho Van Vui handed chief of state Phan Khac Suu a petition demanding he remove the government of Premier Phan Huy Quat. It was the second de mand in a week charging the Quat government with anti- Catholic practices. A full battalion of Vietnamese marines was involved in today's counter - attack. Helicopters airlifted the troops into an area 10 miles northwest of Quang Ngai. Meet Resistance Vietnamese officers said the marines encountered sporadic resistance as they moved in to recapture territory lost in earlier fighting. The main Communist force appeared to have abandoned, at least for the time being, an attempt to seize the provincial capital and slice South Viet Nam in two. Quang Ngai, about 340 miles north of Saigon, is on the coast of the South China Sea and sits astride the country's main north - south highway. Military sources said Vietnam- canines to receive the rabies vac- ese losses in three days of bit- cine every year. (Continued on Three* Decision Due Today On "Atom Smasher" Session By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — A meeting this afternoon in the office of Governor Branigin will determine whether a special session of the Indiana Legislature is called next week. Branigin said this morning that any decision he makes to call a special session to facilitate Indiana's bid for a $300 million nuclear research facility would be based on what his advisory committee members say. immediately after the meeting or during the meeting," Branigin said. Indiana is one of several states preparing presentations showing how they believe they meet the criteria established by the Atomic Energy Commission for the site of the world's largest nuclear accelerator facility, more commonly called an "atom smasher." Branigin said he has studied the proposed bills, which attor- The decision will be made Jney general John J. Dillon pre- pared for presentation to a special session if one is called. He said he also has reviewed Dillon's study of the legal aspects of acquiring the needed 3,000 acres and transferring it to the federal government if Indiana is picked as site for the atom smasher. Although Branigin did not say so, apparently the decision on calling a special session involved more than legal considerations alone and this is the advice Branigin hopes to get (Continued on P»(« Tniecl Three Doys Of Showers Loom Here By United Press International June came to Indiana today and with it came a return t :he warm weather which char acterized the month of May. Temperatures moderated con siderably Monday to 'furnish pleasant setting for the Memo rial Day holiday, but even warmer weather was scheduled for today and the remainder o the week. To tune up Hoosiers for the three-month summer season the humidity was destined to increase, too. Temperatures ranging in the 80s were predicted for ,today and Wednesday throughout the state, along with high humidity Furthermore, the five-day out look issued Monday indicatec temperatures will average 4 to 6 degrees above normal with a "slow warming trend during most of the week." This would put things back like they were before a four-day cool spell near the end of May dashed the chances that that month would go down in nearly century of records as the warmest May. Warm Month As it was, the average temperature for the month at Indianapolis wound up 68.3 degrees, about 2.5 degrees below the record 70.8 recorded in 1896 but still one of the warmest half- dozen Mays on record, six degrees above normal. The : average was above 70 until May 27, when tempera- (Continuea on Page Six) dents and from Bladensburg, Md.—entered the cave Sunday morning. Dowling became trapped the following morning as they were ascending. First Inkling "The first inkling of trouble came when Jim started slowing down," said Wood, who was climbing ahead of Dowling with Gerhard. ."Then he complained his legs were troubling him." Wood and Gerhard also were tiring and unable to return to Dowling who by then was hanging in a harness near the top of the cave's "great pit" with a 100-foot sheer drop below. Wood and Gerhard struggled to the cave opening where they were met by a backup team of University of Utah climbers — Donald Sims, Eddie Anderson and La Veil Burnham. The Utah students entered the cave whfle Wood and Gerhard went to the home of Bill Isherwood, another Utah student and (Continued on Seven* WEATHER Man Faces Charge Of Resisting Arrest Grady Melton, 27, New Point was released from the local jail Sunday under $100 bond pending his arraignment in City Courl Wednesday on a charge of resisting arrest. Authorities said today a charge of driving while his operator's license was suspended is to be filed against Melton, who last Thursday was assessed fines totaling $78.50 and had his driving privileges suspended for 120 days on his pleas of guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and speeding. The affidavit charging Melton with resisting arrest was signed by David Miller, New Point town marshal. Miller reported he was citing Melton Saturday afternoon for driving while his license was suspended when Melton resisted the arrest. Melton was taken into custody a short time later by Miller and Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker. Pleading guilty in City Court Saturday morning to a charge of disorderly conduct filed against him following a disturbance at the local police station May 5, Gary Hartwell, 26, Greensburg, was fined $1 and costs, totaling $21. Miss Anna Wright Dies at IOOF Home Miss Anna Wright, 90, died at 6:15 p. m. Monday at the Indiana Odd Fellows Home here. She was born at Medora on March 13, 1875. A former resident of Orleans, she was a member of Magneta Rebekah Lodge No. 358 there. Prior to entering the state iiome here on July 7, 1956, she had resided at Indianapolis. She is survived by two nephews and two nieces, Peary C. Kemp of Lafayette, Robert Kemp of Brookston, Mrs. Albert Jones of Fort Wayne and Mrs. S. B. Clifton of Stroudesburg, Pa. Funeral rites will be held at Orleans, followed by burial in toe cemetery there. H'mon City 5 a. m : 55 64 11 a. m 80 Max. Sat 64 64 Min. Sat : 33 38 Max. Sun .72 73 Min. Sun 46 49 Max. Mon 83 83 Min. Mon 49 56 LATE WEATHER —Partly cloudy, warm and humid thi, afternoon. Showers and thunder storms developing this afternoon or evening, continuing tonight Partly cloudy and warm Wednes day with scattered showers and thundershowers likely. Low tonight in the 60s. High Wednes day in the 80s. Sunset today 8:07 p. m. Sunrise Wednesday 5:19 a m. Outlook for Thursday: Con siderable cloudiness with show ers and scattered thunderstorms Little temperature change. Lows lower 60s. Highs upper 70s north upper 80s south. Probe Three Thefts— Take $1,300 Motor from Santee Boat Thieves struck three times in Decatur .County over the extended holiday weekend and made off with boating supplies and tools valued at nearly $2,000. TONIGHT Youth Baseball .Opening. • -jfj^ajiisi •""'"" • t *~**=*--* Wabash Valley Chapter. Red Men. F. A. M. Pythian Sisters. Rites Set for Mrs. Holtkamp Former Resident Of Enochsburg, 90 Mrs. Mary Holtkamp, 90, widow of Henry Holtkamp and a 'ormer resident of the Enochsburg community, died at 11:30 a. m. Sunday at the home of a son near Rensselaer. Born at Cincinnati Jan. 24, L875, she was the daughter of iVilliam and Mary Boinghlan Wesseler. Following her marriage to Henry Holtkamp, the couple resided in the Enochsburg community for many years. Her hus- >and preceded her in death in 1933 and for the past several years she had made her home with' a son, Lawrence Holtkamp, near Rensselaer. Surviving are four sons, the lev. Leonard Holtkamp, OFM, Roswell, N. M., Harry Holtkamp, Milford, lU., Leo Holtkamp, Ox- ord, Ind., and Lawrence Holt- tamp, near Rensselaer; a daugh- er, Miss Elsie Holtkamp, Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Rosenfeld, Shelbyville; 11 ;randchildren and a number of Sreat-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Bernard and William Holtkamp. A requiem high mass will be ung at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Remington, in the Rensselaer area, after which the body will >e brought here for visitation at he Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home after 4 p. m. Wednesday. A rosary service will be held at he funeral home at 8 p. m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Thursday in he Enochsburg Catholic Church with burial in the church ceme- ery. • Bomb in Dorm VALPARAISO, Ind. (UPD —A smoke bomb was thrown into a dormitory at Valparaiso University early today. The bomb caused fire trucks to speed to the campus, but there was no fire. Authorities sought to learn who tossed the object into the building. A $1,300 outboard motor and other boating supplies valued a $279 were reported stolen Sat urday night from two docks s Lake Santee in northeastern De catur County. David L. Power, R. R. 8, re ported his 100 horsepower out board motor, two single water skis valued at $50, a $30 set of skis, two six-gallon gasoline tanks valued at $24, motor controls valued at $80 and a canvas cover and cushion seat valued 31 $55 were taken from his 16-fool boat sometime after 8 p. m. Saturday. A 12-volt battery and case valued at $40 also was listed as missing from the nearby boat belonging to Hence Eversole of New Point. Conservation Officer A. E. Schosker and Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker, who are investigating, BULLETINS DALLAS (UPI) — A Dallas radio'station said today that Marina Oswald, widow of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, will marry Kenneth Jess Porter, a technician for Texas Instruments, late this afternoon. The station (KRLD) said Mrs. Oswald, 24, and Porter, 27, have been friends for some time. Porter is from Richardson, Tex., a suburb of Dallas. Mrs. Oswald, with her two children, lives near Richardson. Other reports said Mrs. Oswald and Porter will be married at 4 p. m. CST. There was no indication where they will be married. Mrs. Oswald, an attractive blonde, has led an active social life since her husband was killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, two days after Oswald shot President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. CHICAGO (UPI) — Salvatore (Momo) Giancana, reputed boss of the Chicago crime syndicate, was ordered jailed indefinitely today when he refused to answer questions before a grand jtiry. The mob chief made the refusal even though he had been said Power's;boat, after being cut loose from the dock and having the drain plug removed, drifted about three blocks before sinking in approximately three feet of water. Take Tools Reported taken from a shop broken into at the Harris City Stone Company sometime over the long weekend were a cutting torch with hoses and gauges, valued at $106, and socket sets and end wrenches valued at $60. The cutting torch belonged to the stone company and the tools were taken from a tool box belonging to Walter White. Deputy Sheriff Tucker said the dynamite storage building also was broken into, but it has not been (Continued on Page Six) Hope to Save Left Leg of Cyclist;, 16 - Glen A. Wilson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Wilson of R. R. 6, had his left leg practically severed just above the ankle in a car-motorcycle crash on First, at the intersection of Broadway, at 5 p. m. Sunday. The youth, after treatment at Memorial Hospital here, was transferred to Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, where he is reported n severe pain. His mother said ihis morning doctors, expressed lopes of saving her son's leg if everything goes well. Wilson was riding his lightweight motorcycle west on First. Police said the accident occurred when Ronald J. Milligan, 18, R." R. 5, driving east on Tirst, started to turn left into Broadway and the left front of his auto struck the left side of ;he motorcycle. The-Wilson youth was tossed approximately 20 feet, landing near the sidewalk on the northwest corner of .the intersection. The motorcycle came to a halt near the northwest curb. Extensive damage was re- )0rted to the 1965-model motor- promised immunity from prose-1 cycle. Damage to the left front cution arising from any of his,of Milligan's 1960-model auto testimony. iwas estimated at $75. War Dead Honored At Services Here The honored dead of the nation's wars represent the highest and purest type of patriotism, William H. Hunter, veteran of World War II and a member of the Air Force Reserve, asserted at the annual Memorial Day services here Sunday morning. An estimated 115 gathered at Soldiers' Circle in South Park Cemetery for the observance. Starting promptly at 9 a. m., he impressive services were conducted with precision. They were concluded in a half-hour so as not" to conflict with church and Sunday School services. In an era marked by outer space developments as well as apparent emphasis on personal mrsuits and selfish gain, it is appropriate to pause to honor hose who gave their lives for their country, Hunter stated. Memorial Day -also forms a ime to wander down memory's ane to recognize the sacrifices of our forefathers and to remember veterans who are now leparted, he said. Soldiers' Circle In tracing the history of Memorial Day, Hunter referred to levelopment of Soldiers' Circle in South Park Cemetery. He tated that the cannon and 32 cannon balls were placed in the cemetery here 68 .years ago, coming from Portsmouth, Maine. Instrumental in development of Soldiers' Circle, he said, were Marine D. Tackett and Silas Rigby, both veterans of the Civil War. Not only is every war in the nation's history represented at South Park Cemetery but every branch of the armed forces, he added. He referred to three of the war dead buried in the cemetery: Levi Weston, a veteran of the Revolutionary War; Col. Thomas Hendricks, founder of Greensburg and a veteran of the War of 1812; and Elizabeth Finnern, who served as both soldier and nurse in the Civil War. Those who have served in the nation's wars have passed down the torch to the present generation to preserve the principles for which they fought and to keep the nation strong and free, Hunter declared. Jethro A. Meek, chairman of (Continued en P»«» Six)

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