GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS Twefve Pages Section One Frank A. White A PLEA FOR HOOSIERS to donate blood to the blood bank of the Red Cross was made by the late J. Stewart Riley in the last article he wrote for the Bloomington Herald-Telephone and Bedford Times-Mail, newspapers he published. Riley, who had donated blood to the Red Cross bank over the years, had 16 four days. His transfusions in comment, from a hospital bed with blood ning into arm and intra- run- one venous feeding in the other, was: "I particu- express to the 1 arly thanks Mr. White Red Cross. I , think about the slogan of the 'National Safety Council — "The life you save may be your own." ... In giving blood over the years I did not realize that indirectly, I was giving it to myself." HE WROTE IN THE same article how Sisters in the Catholic Hospital where he was at the time read prayers over the hospital loudspeaking system. There was a short prayer, then the Lord's prayer, and finally a "Hail Mary" every morning at 7:30 and evening at 8:30. Rile wrote: "It was very interesting t watch the reaction to these pray ers. All of my nurses were Pro tcstant, but as soon as the Sis ter's voice came on the air, al conversation and activity stop ped, and people just sat or stoo reverently until the final Amen "REGARDLESS OF THE Su preme Court, we like the idea of prayer. It does many things but to us, there are two whicl stand out. In prayer you reaf firm your belief in a better and brighter future. "If there is any time when you need hope or the future, it is in a hospital. I question if prayers would be acceptable in a city or county hospital, but they woulc help a great deal. The whole Christian world is moving in direction of unity, and this may come." SEVERAL OF MY doctor friends, and perhaps yours, have volunteered for a short tour ol duty with the hospital ship, the U.S.S. Hope, in some far dis tant land. This ship, in caring for the sick, is America's most shining example of aid to the world's needy. HOPE (HEALTH, Opportun ity for People Everywhere) is a non-profit voluntary tiling founded by Dr. William B. Walsh a heart specialist, on suggestion of President Dvvight D. Eisenhower. It is a project recruiting physicians, opening (the heart ol Americans, with a hospital, medical school and dispensary that provides surgical care and sustaining food. Manufacturers donate drugs and equipment for the venture. Rotating medical teams volunteer two to six month's services aboard, without pay. The U.S.S. HOPE has had four voyages averaging 1C months each. It has been staffed by 2.500 skilled and dedicated specialists. Over 5,000 major operations were performed, over one million vaccinated for polio, whooping cough, tetanus and diptheria and more than one million quarts of milk given to chil dren who never tasted cow's milk before. The ship is a 250- bed hospital, a self-contained city of faith and hope and true charity. IN WORLD WAR II, I was on one of the destroyers that flanked a sister ship. The Mercy, in the South Pacific in a striking force to retrieve the sick and wounded from the "death march" and Corregidor after our forces won. The destroyers ran -lightless- through a night in which a typhoon was brewing and the seas were heavy. In the black night, the hospital ship was lighted like a Christmas tree. On stretchers on its deck the next night I was able to interview about 13 Hoosiers who had been wounded or suffered at the hands of the enemy. There is nothing that can generate so much hope among wretched and suffering peoples of the world as a great U. S. Navy hospital ship, fully equipped and manned by specialists in all phases of medical care. MAJOR NEWS MEDIA foresee a long war in Viet Nam. They have signed with RCA for 24- hour $12,000 a month, Saigon- Manila-San Francisco circuits to handle the added volume of news stories out of Viet Nam. Volume LXXJI SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Creensburg, Ind., Friday, June 18,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10<; carrier, 45£ week Issue No. 144 Floods in Southwest— Another Pleasant Weekend in Store By United Press International Those late week showers predicted by the weatherman failed to materialize and what's more, latest indications are only skimpy rain may hit the Hoosier state — none before about Tuesday. Pleasant conditions were expected to continue well into next week, based on today's five-day forecast for the period ending Wednesday. Temperatures will average near normal north to about three south. degrees below That means normal daytime highs in the 80s and overnight lows mostly in the 60s. No heat wave was in prospect as summer approached. The weekend will be mostly fair and sunny, with tempera- iures ranging from the 70s to the low 80s and overnight lows ranging from the mid-40s to the mid-50s. The extended outlook called for less than one-tenth of an nch precipitation in, scattered showers "about Tuesday or Wednesday." Highs Thursday ranged from 73 at South Bend to 80 at Vansville and Louisville and (Continued on Paee Eiehtl WEATHER 5 a. m 11 a. m. H'mon 55 75 77 58 Cit 4 Max. Thurs. Min. Thurs. LATE WEATHER — Fair through Saturday, cool again to night, warmer Saturday. Low to night 46 to 54. High Saturday in the lower 80s. Sunset today 8:1' p. m. Sunrise Saturday 5:17 a m. Outlook for Sunday: Sunny and warmer. Low Saturday nigh in middle to upper 50s. High Sunday in mid 80s, TONIGHT Haymakers. Christian Church Fish Fry. Bixby Will Study, Teach at Purdue Roland Bixby, teacher of Eng lish and speech at Greensburg High School the past six years and director of the developmental reading program here the last three, has resigned to accept a graduate assistantship at Purdue University in September. He will teach in the Remedial Reading Clinic of the Purdue Education Department while working toward his doctor's degree. A native of New Hampshire, he holds a bachelor's degree from Barrington College, Provi dence, R. I., and a master's degree from Indiana University, Illness Fatal To Woman, 63 Rites Saturday For Miss Simmonds Miss Florine E. Simmonds, 63, a lifelong resident of Greensburg. died at 6:45 p. m. Thursday at the Indiana Odd Fellows Home. For several years she had been in failing health. Born in Greensburg on April 6, 1902, she was the daughter of Charles and Florine Templeton Simmonds. Her father, a railroad bridge carpenter for many years, passed away on Aug. 16, 1937. - Her mother preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1934. Miss Simmonds spent her entire life in Greensburg. She was never married. Admitted to the state home here from Greensburg on Jan. 1, 1948, she had been a guest there for over 17 years. The immediate survivors is a brother. Guy Simmonds of Curis. Mich. A nephew. Frank Simmonds. resides at Clovis, N. M. She also leaves several cousins who reside in this community. A brother. Francis Gay Simmonds, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday in the chapel it the Indiana Odd Fellows Home •acre. The Rev. Gordon E. Masters, pastor of the First Chrisian Church, will officiate. Bural will be in South Park Ceme- ery. The body is at the chapel for visitation. 103 IN TEXAS NEW YORK (UPI)—The high- sst temperature reported Thursday to the U. S. Weather Bureau, jxcluding Alaska and Hawaii, vas 103 at Presidio, Tex. The lowest reported this morning was 35 at Ely, Nev., and Pocatello, ^daho. Woman Dies Unexpectedly Mrs. Armstrong, 65, Retired Teacher Mrs. Gail Edith Armstrong 65, wife of Cassius D. Armstrong and a widely known club woman and former teacher, died unexpectedly at 3:20 a. m. Friday in her home at St. Paul. While she had not been well the past two years, her death from a heart seizure was quite unexpectedly. Born July 1, 1899 in Jackson Township, she was a daughter of Bert and Minnie DeArmond Davis. Reared in Westport, she -was- graduated-from'the former high school .there in 1917. She was a graduate of Franklin College and had done postgraduate work at Columbia University, Indiana University, Butler University and Ball State Teachers College. She served several years as teacher of English at the Westport school and was in the Greensburg system four years. She also taught at Hope and Waldron and San Pierre and LaCrosse in Northern Indiana before retiring several years ago. On July 12, 1942 she was united in marriage at Danville, 111., with Cassius D. Armstrong, who survives. The couple lived at Waldron one year and at Westport until locating at St. Paul 20 years ago. Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Beryl Thompson of this city; two brothers. Harry R. Davis of R. R. 5, Greensburg and Charles H. Davis of R. R. 1, Westport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Her father preceded her in death in November, 1943 and her mother died Jan. 19, 1956. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Westport Christian Church and in recent years had attended the First Christian Church in Greensburg. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Business & Professional Women's Club here, a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma service sorority of Decatur and Jennings Counties and was affiliated with the Society of American University Women at Shelbyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Monday in ;he Westport Christian Church by the Rev. Gordon Masters, pastor of the First Christian Church here, assisted by the Rev. John Cassady, pastor of he Westport Baptist Church. 3urial will be in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Bass Funeral Home in Westport after ~ p. m. Saturday. U. S. Sees No Bid by Reds To End War Johnson, Top Aides Review Policy in Viet By WILLIAM J. EATON WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sec retary of State Dean Rusk to day said all channels for Vie Nam peace talks remain open But he said after a White House cabinet meeting that he saw no "active interest" b; Hanoi or Peking or any "ac tive effort" by Russia to end the war. Rusk also said he felt Thurs day's B52 raid on reported Viet Cong positions near Sai gon was "worthwhile." But he said the administration was still awaiting detailed reports from ground forces on the re suits. Rusk spoke with reporters in the White House cabinet room after a meeting of more than an hour in which Presiden' Johnson and other top officials reviewed U.S. foreign policy particularly Viet Nam. Rusk said the cabinet did noi make any "new decisions." The President made the an nouncement of the extraordi nary cabinet session at a news conference late Thursday in which he flatly rejected any ne gotiations with the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas in South Viet Nam because they represent no government. He also disclosed that source who had talked with North Vietnamese leaders in Hanoi was "completely persuaded from his conversations (•Continued on Page Eleht) Name New Pastor Of Union Baptist The Rev. James R. Kautz, a native of Washington, D. C. currently studying for his Docor of Theology degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.,' will assume his duties Sunday as >astor of the Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Kautz fills the acancy created by the resigna- ion of the Rev. Joe 0. Lewis, vhich became effective May 30. The Rev. Mr. Lewis resigned o accept a teaching position at he seminary in Louisville. The new pastor received his B. A. degree from Carson-Newn College, Jefferson City, Tenn., and his B. D. degree from he Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Kansas City, Mo. Until recently he served as pastor of the Woodbine Baptist "hurch at St. Joseph, Mo. The Rev. and Mrs. Kautz are currently residing in Louisville. Worship services are held each unday at the Union Baptist :hurch at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 . m., with Sunday School at :30 a. m. Checks for $106,009 Mailed to Schools The two school corporations of Deeatur County are sharing a ecord $106,009.58 property tax elief distribution for 1965. Mrs. Mary L. Mobley, auditor, oday mailed the checks to the chool corporations—one to the Decatur County Community chools for $58,432.48 and the ther to the Greensburg Com- nunity Schools for $47,577.10. The property tax relief funds re distributed on the basis of le average daily attendance in he two school corporations, otal average attendance hi De- atur County was 4,266.46—2,51.67 in the county school cor- oration and 1,914.79 in the jreensburg school corporation. This year's distribution is nearly double that of last year. The distribution in 1964 totaled $54,442.05. Distribution this year, for the state of Indiana totaled $25,000,000—an average of $24.84 per student in average daily attendance. World's Mightiest Rocket— U.S. Titan Shoots Record 21,000 Pounds Into Orbit By AL ROSSITER Jr CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)—A new triple-barreled super rocket called the Titan 3C shot a record 21,000-pound payload into orbit today to take, the world's rocket power lead in a spectacular launch debut. The giant booster, producing the greatest show of power ever witnessed at this cape, raced into the sky on the awesome fury of two solid rockets and reached its orbit 12 minutes later. The brilliant success was a big boost to America's plans to use the super Titan to develop a military capability in space. The rocket already has tentatively been assigned the task of orbiting a manned space station in three years. Besides setting a record for rocket power and payload weight orbited, the Titan 3C at 700 tons was the heaviest booster ever launched by the United States and it used the largest known operational solid fuel motor. . The strange-looking booster, 127 feet tall and 30 feet wide, roared into life before a national television audience at 9:00 a.m. EST with a tremendous blast of bright, yellow flame and white smoke. Within one-third of a second, its two giant solid - fueled booster rockets had built up to a total of 2.4 million pounds of thrust—900,000 pounds greater than any other U.S. or Soviet rocket. The use of the 85-foot long solid rockets made the Titan-3C the first of a kind—and gives it the ability to loft large manned military space ships. The solids are strapped to the sides of a liquid-fueled Titan-3 rocket in the center. The huge booster, rjsing on' the twin fury, of its solid rockets, gained momentum quickly and within five seconds had cleared its 175-foot umbilical tower, bathing it in flame. (Continued on Pace Elghti BORN WITHOUT ARMS OR LEGS and adopted to infancy by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cook, 3-year-old Tommy Cook rocks his new baby "sister," also born armless and legless, in Memphis, Tenn. The Cooks are caring for the baby at the request of the state welfare department, but say they cannot adopt another handicapped youngster "that our children would have to care for if anything happened to us." Annexation Help Sought; Rename Two Greensburg city eouncilmen met Thursday night with Harry iheridan of Metropolitan Planners, Inc., regarding possibility of employing the Indianapolis consultant firm to assist the city ivith efforts to annex several ad- acent areas. Sheridan is to submit a bid on he project for consideration of he council. At the same meeting council- nen approved two board appointments made by Mayor Sherman •. Miers. Dr. C. W. Childress was reappointed to a four-year term on he board of trustees of the Greensburg Community Schools torporation, effective July 1, 965. He was previously appoint- d to the board Jan. 1, 1962. Ed Taylor was named to a hree-year term on the board of directors of the Greensburg Municipal Water Company, ef- ective July 1. Taylor has been erving out the term of John Ben ones on the board since Jones ook over as general manager f the water company two years go. Song All Wet BLACKPOOL, England (UPI)—Singer Donald Veers was just ending his act with his theme song, "By a Babbling Brook," Thursday night when a stream of water flowed across the stage of the Queen's Theater here. The cascade came a few minutes too early. It was meant for the next act — a waterfall act with showgirls. "One of our pumps went wrong," a spokesman explained to the dampened singer. Ends Excise Levies Tax Cut Bill Sent To President By JOSEPH D. HUTNYAN WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson said today the >enefits of the federal excise ax reduction will begin flowing o consumers, producers and re- ailers on Tuesday. The Chief Executive did not ay exactly when he would sign he $4.7 billion tax cut legisla- tion passed by Congress Thursday. But under the bill, the reductions take effect 24 hours after the President signs the measure. That indicated the signing ceremony will be held Monday. Johnson said the bill would reach the White House today and he would immediately ask government experts to begin the "necessary technical review." He expects that to be completed over the'weekend. "While they are working, our merchants will have time to take the necessary inventories to establish floor stock refunds," Johnson told the cabinet in a statement. "The benefits of this measure will begin flowing to con- sumers, producers and retailers on Tuesday," he added. "This is the second major tax reduction I will have signed into law in the last year and one- half since I became President." Excise levies on items ranging from furs to matches will go off the day after the bill is enacted. The Senate and House (Continued on Page Seven* Death Claims Resident, 74 Rites Monday For Wilbur L. Troutman Wilbur L. Troutman, 74, a retired employe of Decatur County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association and a veteran of World War I, died at 8:30 a. m. Friday hi Memorial Hospital here. In declining health for several months, he had been in a serious condition for a week. A native of Madison, he was the son of John S. and Edna Troutman. He was born on March 19, 1891. Most of his life had been spent in the Sandusky community an'd at Greensburg. He had resided at Greensburg for the past 28 years. He had lived at 409 North Carver Street. A veteran of World War I, he had served in the United States Army from April 26, 1918 to Jan. 9, 1919. He was a member of Welsh-Crawley-Kramer Post No. 129, American Legion and Decatur Barracks No. 192, Veterans of World War I. Mr. Troutman was a member of the Greensburg Methodist Church. Prior to retirement he had been employed for a number of years by the Decatur County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association here. His marriage to Nancy Lewis took place at Clarksburg on April 4, 1937. The survivors include: The widow, Mrs. Nancy Troutman of Greensburg; and five sisters, Mrs. Roy (Flossie) Whitlow of R, R. 1, St. Paul; Mrs. Frank (Edith) Rork of Williamstown; Mrs. Robert A. (Mary) Duncan of R. R. 2, Greensburg; Mrs. Lydia Simmonds of Greensburg; and Mrs. Clifford (Mildred) Morgan of R. R. 1, Milroy. Several nieces also survive. and nephews Preceding him in death were a brother, Laurence E. Troutman, and a sister, Mrs. Selba (Mae) Malcolm. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in Gilliland- Howe Funeral Home. The Rev. Grester L. Kemp, pastor of the Greensburg Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery near Clarksburg. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 7 p. m. Saturday. Divorce Awarded To Husband Here Claude Isaacs, plaintiff, was granted a divorce from Thelma K. Isaacs in Decatur Circuit Court this morning. The plaintiff was ruled to pay costs of the action. 800 Tons of Bombs— First B52 Raid In Viet Fails to Kill Single Red By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON (UPI) — Twenty-seven giant B52 eight-jet bombers of the strategic Air Force flew 2,600 miles from Guam today and dropped an estimated 800 tons of bombs on a patch of jungle in South Viet Nam. An American military spokesman said the raid—the first time the B52s have been used in combat—apparently failed to kill a single Viet Cong. A search of the jungle area turned up only one body and the spokesman said the man had been killed earlier in a ground engagement. It was not known whether the Viet Cong had removed bombing casualties from the area before the South Vietnamese arrived. Two of the big planes collided over the South China Sea and crashed with the apparent loss of seven crewmen vvho were/listed as missing. One body was recovered and four men were rescued. A HU16 Grumman Albatross rescue plane with a five man crew was -drifting helplessly in 12- foot seas in the rescue area. Two Yanks Killed Two Americans were killed in ground fighting todav and seven were wounded. One of the Americans was killed when Vietnamese artillery fell short of its target. While the B52s attacked north of Saigon, other American planes pressed the air war against North Viet Nam. The biggest raid was a strike by 18 Air Force jets on the Son La army barracks 125 miles southwest of Hanoi. Returning pilots said three buildings were destroyed. Although the massive long dis- ;ance attack by the B52s failed :o achieve the hoped-for heavy casualties, it served notice on 4sian Communists that the Jnited States is prepared to ase whatever means are neces- sary to stem the tide of Red aggression. The attack raised the possibility that B52s may be used against North Viet Nam. The B52s bombed a small jungle area 25 miles north of Saigon and obliterated it. But government troops combing the strike area after the raid found only one Viet Cong body. An American spokesman said large Communist units were known to be in the area prior to the raid. "We .don't know yet whether they were in the area when the bombs struck," the spokesman .added. The "planes "flew all'the way (Continued on Pace Seven* BULLETINS NEW YORK (UPI) — Selling pressure began building on the New York Stock Exchange around noon today but gains still held a slim lead over losses. Trading was moderate. Prices were firm through the first two hours and the market indicators showed small plus signs. However, brokers said the increase in selling pressure made the possibility of a gain on the day doubtful. The Dow Jones noon averages: 30 Industrials 883.83 up 0.77 20 Rails 197.80 up 0.18 15 Utilities 155.57 up 0.12 65 Stocks 304.89 up 0.27 Sales to noon 1,990,000 DENVER (UPI) — The entire flood plain of the Arkansas River was ordered evacuated in Colorado today, from Pueblo, Colo., to the Kansas border 175 miles to the east. Eight-County Meet— Tourism Hailed As Boost to Economy Development of tourisjn and recreation was acclaimed as a program that will provide new impetus for the economy of Indiana at a regional conference at the Durbin Hotel at Rushville Thursday. This was the keynote at the con- erence as presented by Lieut. Jov. Robert L. Rock of Anderon. An estimated 125 from Johnon, Shelby, Bartholomew, Rush, ''ayette, Franklin, Union and )ecatur Counties attended the inference which convened from 1 a. m. until 4:30 p. m. A luncheon was held at noon. Arrangements for the conference, one of five in Indiana, were in charge of Charles W. Kirk 'r., of Indianapolis, executive director of the Indiana Department of Commerce. As the representative of Sen. I. Vance Hartke, Miss Jo Beth Wolf cited the importance of all- iut effort in this field. She said hat federal agencies are im- >ressed with local initiative. Representing Sen. Birch E. Bayh, Lynn Wilson told the group that the coordinated program on all levels is designed to lelp people and communities to meet their needs. Rep. Richard L. Roudebush, Rep. Ralph Har- •ey and Rep. Lee H. Hamilton were unable to send representatives to the meeting. Value of I. U. Study The recent comprehensive study on tourist recreation resources in Southern-Indiana by Indiana University specialists with the use of Area Redevelopment Administration. funds will prove of high value in promotion of the assets in Indiana, according to ..Joe Opilla, deputy chief of the Lake States Region of the A. R. A. He pointed out that none of the eight counties has been eligible in the past for direct development aid, in view of the fact that no county had a high rate of unemployment. The new Public Works and De^ velopment Act, which he predicted will soon be passed by Congress, seeks to create permanent jobs. The fact 'that 3,000 new jobs have been created means that a similar number of persons have been removed from relief rolls. Dr. G. Ott Romney of Washington, Di C.; tourism and recreation consultant for the United States Department of Commerce, described tourism as a $30 billion industry. The annual volume of business in this area will increase, he predicted, owing tp such factors as population (Continued on Pace Seven) '
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