Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on June 4, 1965 · Page 2
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS IF PAPER IS MISSED- CALL 663-3114 Frank A. White UNSOLVED IS a predicament as to whether the clergy should stick to preaching the word of God from the pulpit or speak out against social ills and take direct action in demonstrations by toting a banner. There is a law of diminishing returns that applies to ministers, priests and rabbis in this matt e r. The more times they resort to such dK rect action, the _ less effective it Mr. White becomes. There is a bloc of conservatives in every church membership who find it abhorrent for a minister to become involved in civil rights and social ills, that have led to a confused era. There is no doubt that Congress will walk the outer edge of constitutionality to give the vote to all Negroes. But it is hard to swallow some of the methods used. FOR INSTANCE, Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, proposed a doctrine in a letter from Selma, Ala., that contradicts all I have been taught— namely it is to obey all laws. Dr. King wrote: "There are two types of laws, just and unjust. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." It is hard to conceive of anything short .of anarchy were we to decide individually what is a just or unjust law, and to refuse to obey. VokneLXXI SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Grcensburg, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10<; carrier, 45f week Issue No. 132 Gemini Twins Eye Space Mark WHAT TO DO with the vast, rundown West Baden Springs Hotel, a million dollar plus showplace that has been abandoned by the Jesuit Order because of cost of upkeep, is before us. Mrs. Ruth Hinkle of Montgomery, a reader, wrote to The Hoosier Day to suggest the state take it over as a wonderful place for a two-year state college, so badly needed. Carl Lowden of Shelbyville makes the following suggestions as to use of the former famous gambling place and spa before the Jesuits acquired it. He wrote: "IT COULD BE USED as the site of national political conventions or smaller conventions, due to its central location and size. "Next best, it could be used as a state museum, in widest sense of the word. In it could be shown Indiana's many relics of earlier days. It would be a chronicle of Indiana's eminence in corn champions, our hotbed of literature and art and other facets of our accomplishments. It could become the state's leading showcase to attract industry and bring greater prosperity." THIS SUGGESTION reminds me of .a long-held ambition of television personality Jack Paar, whose mother long lived in Indiana. Jack wants to establish somewhere in Hoosierdom an attraction, "Indiana," that would be on the order of Disneyland. It would be a showcase of everything good and typical of Indiana. What is your suggestion for use of the West Baden Hotel, for which there have been no buyers to date? Osgood Boy Drowns in Farm Pond NAPOLEON, Ind.—An 11-year- old boy drowned in a farm pone a mile south of Napoleon at 4 p. m. Thursday. The victim, Mike Oesterling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Oesterling, R. R. 2, Osgood, was wading across a pond on the Stanley Ertel farm when he went under. The body was recovered from about six feet of water one-half hour later by John Schuerman, an older brother of one of the three fishing companions with the victim when the drowning occurred. Efforts of Napoleon and Osgood volunteer firemen to revive the victim were unsuccessful. The boy, his brother, Jimmy Oesterling, Keith Ertel and Jackie Schuerman, had been fishing and the accident reportedly occurred when Mike started across the pond to retrieve a knife he had left on the opposite bank. The victim, a member of the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon and a fifth grade student at the Napoleon grade school, is survived by his parents, two brothers, James and Mark, and a sister, Mary, all at home. A rosary service^will be held at the Fallis Funeral Home in Osgood at 9 p. m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a. m. Saturday at the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Sell Seiver Bondlssue At Westport The $245,000 revenue bond issue to finance construction of a new sanitary sewer system and disposal plant at Westport was sold Thursday afternoon to the City Securities firm of Indianapolis, which submitted the best bid of a rate of 4.0762 per cent. The bond issue will be amortized over a period extending from 1967 to the year 2004. Awarding of the contract was made by board. the Westport town CONGRESSMAN LEE H. Hamilton, Columbus, told Henryville High School seniors at commencement exercises: "The plain fact of the matter is, today you have greater opportunities before you than any previous generation of American youth." Coupled with this is the chance we will live longer than most who came before us. CONGRESSMAN Winfield K. Denton commented: "Every day there are developments taking place that help us to realize the common ambition of lengthy life. "Think about the progress we have made in the last three centuries. Life expectancy of a male born in 1790 was 30 years; today it is 70 years, and Americans are reaching the age of 65 at the rate of 1,400,000 a year." CONGRESSMAN Richard L. Roudebush (R-Ind.) reported: "The U. S. Supreme Court rules that laws passed by Congress in 1962 to keep foreign Communist propaganda out of U. S. mails is unconstitutional. No comment." Four other bids were received, as follows: Indianapolis Bond & Share Corp., 4.09 per cent; Columbia Securities, Inc., Chicago, 4.34 per cent; McDougal & Condon, Inc., Chicago, 4.27107 per cent; and Walter Woody, and Heimerdinger, Inc., Cincinnati, 4.4673 per cent. Work on the $278,000 project, with $33,300 of it being financed by a federal grant, will start within 30 days. General contractor is the Vanderbur Implement Company of Greensburg and the contractor for the lateral sewer system is the Joe Norman Construction Company of Indianapolis. Doubt Series Of Minor Troubles To Curtail Trip By ALVIN B. WEBB JR. SPACE CENTER. Houston (UPI) — Braying garbage and saving gas, Gemini whiz kids James McDivitt and Edward White today raced into their second day in orbit in a bid to rewrite the U.S. space record books. Past midday, Gemini-4 had covered 400,000 miles in space —nearly the distance of a round trip to the moon. The cosmic twins were only hours away from a U.S. space endurance record and a chance to match the 60 man-hour total for all previous American manned flights. The U.S. space endurance appeared unworried—and White record of 34 hours 20 minutes | and McDivitt, refreshed by is held by Mercury astronaut L. Gordon Cooper. This record will fall at 9:36 p.m. EOT. They were approaching the 18th orbit at 2:10 p.m. EDT. A space agency spokesman confidently reported that, despite a rash of minor troubles, including a balky hatch: "Everything is moving along very nicely." This firmed the probability GEMJNAUTS JIM McDIVITT (LEFT) AND ED WHITE lie in their Gemini-4 space capsule atop the powerful Titan-2 rocket as they await their fiery blastoff from Cape Kennedy into a historic four-day orbit. John Paul Jewell John Jeivell Selected for Science Study */ John Paul Jewell, a junior at Jackson High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Jewell of R. R. 2, Westport, has been named recipient of a National Science Foundation appointment, according to an announcement today by Principal V. E. Whitaker. Jewell was one of 50 students selected from over 400 requests to participate in the National Science Foundation's secondary science training program to be held at Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., from June 14 through Aug. 6. The students, from 15 different states and the District of Columbia, will study in the fields of modern physics, chemistry or 'Continued on pace Eielit) Showers Weekend Outlook By United Press International Temperatures dipped into the 40s in Northern Indiana today in a brief fling of cooler weather. Warmer readings were due through the weekend. It was 46 at Fort Wayne and I fourths of an inch in showers Methodist Shift— Rev. Kemp Going To Bloomington Church Assignment of the Rev. Grester L. Kemp, pastor of the Greensburg Methodist Church for the past three years, to the Fairview Methodist Church in Bloomington is expected to be announced by Bishop Richard Raines at the closing session of the annual Indiana Conference Sunday, June 20. Assignment of the Rev. Alda I. Carter to the Greensburg pastorate is expected to be announced at the conference. The Rev. Mr. Carter is now pastor of the Wall Street Church in Jeffersonville. He has also served pastorates at Union Chapel (Indianapolis), Holland and North Church, Vincennes. In addition to his pastoral work at Jeffersonville the Rev. Mr. Carter has served as director of a district counseling center, heading a staff of five ministers. The Rev. and Mrs. Carter have one daughter, Jeannetta, 14. The Rev. Mr. Kemp came to the Greensburg church from De- Pauw Memorial Church, New Albany, in March, 1962 following the transfer of the Rev. Rob-, Rev. Grester L. Kemp ert DeLong to • Terre Haute. Other pastorates he has served include Old North (Evansville), Scottsburg and Sellersburg. During World War II he was a chaplain in the armed forces. Fairview, the second largest Methodist church in Bloomington, has a membership of about 1,200. The Rev. Ray Echols is the present pastor. The Rev. Mr. Kemp-will preach his final sermon in the Greensburg church Sunday, June 13. 49 at South Bend this morning, while at central stations the temperatures were .in the 50s and in the south in the low 60s. The lows came after the mercury climbed no higher than 68 at Fort Wayne, 70 at South Bend, 71 at Lafayette and 75 at Indianapolis Thursday, although Evansville got a somewhat warmer 84. Forecasts called for highs today ranging from 74 to 80 north to the low 80s south, and highs Saturday from the low to upper 80s. Sunday will be a little warmer and more humid. Five-Day Outlook However, the five-day outlook indicated temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal central and north and near normal south for the period ending next Wednesday. "Little temperature change except cooler in central and north portions about the first of the week," the outlook said. Meanwhile, scattered thundershowers were forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation for the five-day period will total about three- Illness Fatal To Mrs. Da Services Sunday For Resident, 61 Mrs. Vera E. Duggan, 61. a resident of Greensburg for the past year, died at 12:45 p. m. Thursday in Robert Long Hospital at Indianapolis. She had been ill for only a few days. A native of New Salem, she was the daughter of James and Maggie McKee Mercer. She was reared in that community. She had resided at Indianap- ^lis for 12 years before locating at Rushville in 1952. Since May, 1964, Mrs. Duggan had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lester Adkins in Greensburg. Mrs. Duggan was a member of Little Flat Rock Christian Church in Rush County. The survivors include: Two sons, Richard Collyer of Rushville and Lynn Collyer of Shelbyville; the daughter, Mrs. Lester (Carolyn) Adkins of Greensburg; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Vogel of New Salem and Mrs. Esther Guff in of Rushville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in Moster & Sons Mortuary at Rushville. Burial will be in Fisher Cemetery near Richland in Rush County. '. Visitation at the mortuary will be after 2 p. m. Saturday. mainly over the weekend and (Continued on Page Eight) WEATHER H'mon 55 76 5 a. m 11 a. m Max. Thurs ................... 74 Min. Thurs .................... 65 City 53 73 78 57 LATE WEATHER — Generally fair and a little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thunderehowers likely. Low tonight 58 to 65. High Saturday mostly in the 80s. Sunset today 8:09 p. m. Sunrise Saturday 5:18 a. m. Outlook for Sunday: Continued warm and more humid with thundershowers likely. Lows mid 60s. Highs mid to upper 80s. TONIGHT Haymakers. Taylor Rites At Westport Ex-Resident, 89, Dies in Florida Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, 89, who died Wednesday in a nursing home at St. Petersburg, Fla., will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home at Westport. •"••; " ' The Rev. DeWitt Coats, pastor of the Westport Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Aerie Cemetery at Letts. The body is scheduled to arrive in Indianapolis at 3:25 p. m. Sunday and friends may call at the funeral home in Westport after 2 p. m. Monday. Members of the Westport Rebekah lodge will conduct a ritualistic service at 8 p. m. Monday. Mrs. Taylor, the widow of Henry Taylor, had spent the major portion of her life in the Westport community where she was a member of the Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Rebekah lodge No. 560. For the past year s'ne had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Amy Fiddler, at Madeira Beach, Fla., a suburb of St. Pe- that McDivitt and White will log a full four days in orbit before they splash to an Atlantic landing off Bermuda Monday. Ground controllers told pilot McDivitt and his spacewalking co-pilot to go easy on the fuel, and cancelled a pair of .orbital changes that would have drastically reduced the supply. As Gemini-4 soared across the northwest coast of Africa and finished its first 24 hours in space at 11:16 a.m. EDT, project chiefs assured the rookie pilots their orbit—101 to 179 miles above earth—was enough to keep them aloft a full 97 hours and 49 minutes. .A fuel supply depleted by a futile chase after another satellite, clouds of "paper and stuff" that--began to fill the cabin, and continued problems with communications headed a lengthening list of minor troubles plaguing the mission one- fourth of the way to its goal. But flight chiefs at Houston tersburg. Born in Westport Nov. 25, 1875, she was a daughter of Jo- fContinued on Thre»' Husband Granted Divorce in Court Charles Henry Moore, plaintiff, was granted a divorce from Opal Bonita Moore in Decatur Circuit Court this morning. Custody of the couple's three minor children was awarded to the defendant and the plaintiff was ordered to pay $35 per week support. Personal property in the home was adjudged to be property of the defendant and the plaintiff was ordered to execute deed for his interest in the real estate to the defendant. The plaintiff, who was granted the right of reasonable visitation, was ruled to pay costs of the action. plenty of sleep and a successful return to their original flight plan, took dead aim at the U.S. space mark of slightly more than 34 hours, set two years ago by astronaut Gordon Cooper. They reached the 24-hour mark in the 16th orbit, entering it at 10:58 a.m. EDT. The 17th orbit began at 12:37 p. m. EDT. Just before the start of the orbit, White reported "everything looks just as good on the ground." At 24 hours past lift-off—11:16 a.m. EDT—the astronauts had compiled this record of space triumphs and setbacks: —A 20-minute walk in space by co-pilot White using a twinjet space gun to maneuver. In exhilaration, he rrolicked outside the capsule eight minutes longer than assigned—and thereby doubled the 10-minute operation in space by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. —An aborted attempt to rendezvous with the burned-out second stage of the Titan II rocket that hurled the Gemini twins into space. The experiment was taking more fuel than it was worth. —Abandoning- the related attempt to have White approach and possibly touch the tumbling second stage. When he took his walk, the 27-foot-long stage was 65 miles ahead of the capsule. —An on-the-nose record for maintaining the flight and performing other experiments de(Continued on Page Three'* BULLETINS SAIGON (UPI) — Two U. S. Marines were killed and 19 wounded today in the Da Nang area in their heaviest day of action since they arrived in March. But they inflicted a heavy toll on the Viet Cong in a series of stiff engagements. ' WASHINGTON (UPI) — The State Department said today that the Soviet twin-jet bombers detected in North Viet Nam possibly could have been delivered by Red China or some other Communist country. Astronauts' Families Share Thrill By WILLIAM CLAYTON SEABROOK, Tex. (UPI) — Families of America's two orbiting astronauts awoke early today after a sound night's sleep, eager to learn the latest news of the Gemini 4 crewmen. Both wives of Edward White and James McDivitt and their children were reassured of the well being of the two men by early morning news broadcasts and newspaper reports. They hope to make another trip from their homes today to the nearby manned spacecraft center to observe mission controllers who are in contact with the astronauts. Lights went off Thursday night at the White's home in a residential subdivision at the customary 10 p.m. while over at the McDivitt's two other astronauts and their wives visited a bit later with Mrs. Pat McDivitt. She finally turned off her television set at 11 p.m. after saying goodnight to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borman and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Gordon. Children had to observe almost their regular bed times in the two homes, varying from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and were sleepy after the excitement of Thursday's first part of the four-day space mission. Things could hardly have gone better. The families' breadwinners were soaring in space, doing the job they had dreamed of doing, and the Hawks and the Dodgers both won close ball games. The Hawks and the Dodgers are Little League baseball teams, and they employ the services of two of the most famous ballplayers in Seabrook— 11-year-old Ed White and eight- year-old Mike McDivitt. The wives of astronauts Edward H. White and Jim McDivitt were perhaps the happiest because they knew their husbands were doing exactly what they wanted to do. "I'm thrilled to death. It's a moment we've been waiting for. There is no describing the way I feel," said Pat White. During the highlight of the flight, when White stepped out into space for a 20 minute jaunt as a human satellite, Pat McDivitt said she could not restrain herself. "You should have heard us," she said. "We were all laughing and so were they (the astronauts.)" Watch Operations Both wives made the short trip to the Manned Spacecraft Center. They were 'not allowed in the control room, but they watched control operations through a glass panel. That was enough for Mrs. White. She said she would bring her children back today so they could share the thrill. The younger Whites and Mc- Divitts spent most of.the morning watching television, but as (Continued on Page Eight) MEANWHILE, BACK HOME in Houston, Tex, Mrs. Patricia White, wife of astronaut Edward White, ia all smiles.

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