Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 4, 1965 · Page 8
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Greensburg Daily News Southeastern Indiana's Greatest Newspaper ~~ Published daily except Sunday and certain holidays by Greensburg News Publishing Company. Entered as Second Class matter at Greensburg (Ind.) Post Office Member—Hoosier State Press Assn.; Bureau of Adver Indiana Republican Editorial Assn.: Inland Dally Press Assn. •Using (ANPA); SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City and Towns—Per Week. By Mail (Indiana) Year In Advance— Six Months .. Three Months Less Than Three Months—Month By Mail (Outside Indiana) Year.... Six Months Three Months Less Than Three Months—Month Mail Subscriptions Cannot Be Accepted In Towns With Carrier D Greensburg Standard .Established 1835 iJreensburg Daily Review .Established 1870 ~reensburg Daily News .Established Jan. 1, 1894 Consolidated In Daily News - Jan. 1. 1918 SWORN CIRCULATION APRIL 1, 1965 5816 Equitable Reapportionment - Vital Issue No legislation before Congress, viewed in its impact on the future of the American people, is more important than reapportionment on an equitable basis. A recent vote on S. J. Res. 2 would have resulted in a tie in the United States Judiciary Committee, as the result of which Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois called for a vote on an unrelated bill. For the present at least, Senate liberal forces headed by Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana have succeeded in blocking an effort to afford rural counties a proper voice in state legislatures. And, it was understood originally that Sen. Bayh favored some type of legislation similar to that proposed by the Illinois senator. The dilemma sterns from the Supreme Court's "one man, one vote edict," as related to state legislatures. Essentially, the high court ruling means that members of both houses of state legislatures are to be elected on the basis of population alone. As an aftermath, the 1965 session of the Indiana General Assembly re-apportioned Indiana in keeping with high court rulings which was not favored by most Hoosiers. In effect, this action was equivalent to handing control of the legislature to some eight most populous counties in Indiana. So strong was the protest in Indiana and other states that Congress has been petitioned for a change. S. J. Res. 2, as proposed by Sen. Dirksen, would provide for a constitutional amendment permitting one body of a bicameral state legislature to be apportioned on other than a population basis. The junior senator from Indiana is insisting as a "compliance" feature in any amendment. This would require a legislature to reapportion on a strict population basis before taking action to change the formula. Why such an amendment should be necessary has not been explained, at least to the satisifaction of most Hoosiers. It seems to bear all the earmarks of a stalling maneuver. Meanwhile the lower house of Congress on March 16, passed H. R. 5505 which would establish certain federal standards for congressional redistricting. No action on this bill has been taken by the United States Senate. The House bill provides that the population of no congressional district can vary more than 15 per cent from the average of all districts in the state. Each district, according to the House Bill, must be comprised of contiguous territory in as compact form as possible. How the new Indiana Tenth District, characterized as an area "with more dog-legs than a championship golf course," would qualify under the House formula forms a matter of speculation. Recognizing the fact that the new districts carved out of Indiana were made "politically safe," the matter of an equitable reapportionment is one which transcends partisan politics. It must be admitted that some type of reapportionment was overdue in Indiana and in other states. But representation in state legislatures, as enacted in Indiana, means that the concept of American representative government has been altered. It is tantamount to the surrender of rural counties to dominance of populous centers. The strong protest on the part of the electorate has brought legislative reapportionment before Congress. Unless remedial legislation is enatced, the future of the nation is imperiled. Even Chief Justice Warren, who wrote the majority opinion in the Supreme Court decision, in referring to Congress, has stated that the makeup of the U. S. Senate —which is on the basis of geography rather than population — is ingrained in our Constitution as a part of the law of the land." Why should not a State Senate be similarily constituted? The United States Senate should be permitted to vote on a bill which would restore equitable representation to state legislatures in the nation. WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson discussed the Viet Nam war today with his former Saigon ambassador. Maxwell D. Taylor, in the first of two vital consultations he scheduled for the day. Johnson arranged to confer later in the afternoon with roving ambassador W. Averell Harriman who returned Tuesday from an unofficial visit to Europe where he met with Soviet leaders and officials of other governments. NEW YORK (UPI) — Can U. S. Steel producers absorb a 3 per cent industrywide wage increase without raising prices? The President's Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) said yes in a report issued last spring. Tuesday, in a slashing rebuttal prepared for the steel industry, a New York University economist said the CEA had reached its conclusions by "important errors of commission and of omission." WASHINGTON (UPI]—President Johnson has ordered Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara to determine why so few Negroes attend the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Federal Power Commission, er. (FPC) Thursday will issue its long-awaited Permian Basin decision, a far-reaching ruling on natural gas prices which could affect the gas heating and cooking bills of 36 million American families. WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate today rejected a modified "court test" alternative for Sen. Everett Dirksen's proposed constitutional amendment on legislative reapportionment. Ocean Exploration Speedup Planned WASHINGTON (UPI) — Congress is considering plans to set up a national council that would put exploration of the ocean's depths on a level comparable with that of the space program. A House merchant marine subcommittee Tuesday began hearings on measures that would set up a high level oceanography panel to coordinate and intensify research activities that are now being carried on by 22 federal agencies. Witnesses agreed that the United States was lagging far behind Russia in attempts to discover the secrets of the undersea world. Rep. Paul G. Rogers, D-FIa., said the U.S.S.R. has twice as many trained oceanographers as this country. PAGE 6 Creeitdburg (lk) DailV News, WeJne»Jay> Aug.ft Four Thefts In County Are Probed Four thefts in northern Decatur County were reported this morning by the Sheriff's Department. Harold Sheets, operator of an antique shop along Indiana 3 in Sandusky, told Sheriff Irvin Gidley the soft drink machine in front of his shop was broken into sometime after 1 a. m. today. Betwen $4 and $5 in change was reported missing and damage to the soft drink machine was estimated at ?15. Another theft at Sandusky was reported to Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker Tuesday. Larry AEes of R. R. 2, Laurel told the officer a chain hoist, used while working on an auto on the south side of the Sandusky school, was stolen sometime early Tuesday. He said he had worked on the car until 1 a. m. Tuesday and the hoist, valued at $50 and belonging to Marion Vail of Clarksburg, was taken sometime later. Robert Dale Brown reported at noon Tuesday that Monday night the lock was broken off a gasoline storage tank on the farm of his mother, Mrs. Lucian Brown, R. R. 1, St. Paul. He said five five-gallon cans were missing and it appeared the thieves had filled the cans and their car from the gasoline storage tank. Theft of a paint spray valued at $15 from his garage was reported by A. Carlos Land of St. Paul. Weather (Continued from Page One) Fort Wayne .40, South Bend .30, Indianapolis .43. Isolated Storms Isolated thunderstorms roamed the Midwest today but most of the nation enjoyed clear skies. A mass of crisp air covered the Northeast. Moline, 111., was drenched with 2.90 inches of rain in only three hours during the night. A wind storm struck Peoria, 111., with gusts up to 51 miles an hour. The weather bureau said hail was reported in several spots in neighboring Iowa. The cool ah- in the Northeast, which broke records Tuesday, snapped another long - standing mark just before midnight when the temperature plunged to 44 degrees at Elkins, W. Va. Scattered showers dumped about a half inch of rain across Minnesota and the upper Great Lakes area Tuesday. Heavy thunderstorms continued to plague Florida, dropping 3 inches of rain in 90 minutes at West Palm Beach. Rainstorms also hit the Texas Gulf Coast. Hospital ADMITTED: Glenn Maple, R. R. 1, Greensburg; Guy Tucker, R. R. 2, Osgood; Edward Dannacher, 213 S. East; Barbara Osborne, 1015 N. Broadway. DISMISSED: Winona Hoffman, 327 E. Washington; Wilma Kirtman, R. R. 4, Greensburg; Mrs. Carl Moorman and son, R. R. 2, Greensburg; Mrs. Henry Bergfeld and daughter, R. R. 8, Greensburg; Mrs. Gertrude Stotsenburg, R. R. 1, Greensburg; Mrs. Francis Schoettmer, 407 S. Franklin; Daisy McMillen, 219 E. North. NEW BABIES: Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watson, R. R. 1, Greensburg; girl, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lecher, R. R. 2, Batesville. Draft (Continued from Page One) provide troops for the Viet Nam combat. At this point, Australia and New Zealand have sent fighting units to the war zone. The defense secretary commented: "Clearly, the time has come when the people of South Viet Nam need more help from us and other nations if they are to retain their freedom and independence." And McNamara made it clear that the $1.7 billion is only an interim increase. He said that money would provide financing for the Viet Nam war only "through January." Additional requests will be made then, the secretary said. McNamara said the Pentagon would know better by January just what further funding .would be required. In outlining a 340,000 man stepup in the regular armed forces, McNamara noted that the total of men in uniform by the end of June, 1966, was to have numbered 2,640,000 under the defense budget originally presented by the President. This would be increased to 2,980,000. Big Army Boost Under McNamara's new personnel blueprint, the Army would get most of the new fighting men — 235,000. That stepup \yould include an additional division and three brigades plus other replacements needed to replace manpower drained away by the fighting in Viet Nam. The Marines would get an additional 30,000 men, mostly to step up airwings including helicopter forces. The Navy would get 35,000 more men to better man its ships off Viet Nam and the Air Force would get 40.000 more- many of them to augment the B52 strategic bomber wings and their support units which have been making long -range bombing raids from Guam on Viet Cong troop concentrations in South Viet Nam. McNamara said the over-all plan would, in his opinion and in the collective view of his principal military and civilian advisers, "provide the men, material and facilities required" to fulfill President Johnson's pledge that the U. S. forces in Viet Nam would be given everything they need to meet the mounting tide of Communist aggression. Drfitf Calls : Acting on President Johnson's order of last week doubling the draft calls, McNamara Tuesday announced an increase in the September draft call from $17,000 to 27,400 men. He also requested a 33,600-man callup for October. The call for October will be the largest since May, 1963, tow ard the end of the Korean war, wten 53,000 men were drafted. The October call includes 4,600 men for the Navy, which will be drafting for the first time since March, 1956, when it called up 10,000 men. All other men being drafted during the two months will be for the Army, which is being expanded and is supplying the majority of men for Viet Nam. Johnson's order last week provided for U. S. military strength in Viet Nam to be boosted immediately by 50,000 men to a total of 125,000. The Defense Department said the revised September levy and the October call "are in accord with the President's recently announced decision to increase the active armed forces strength in connection with Southeast Asia." LONG REIGN LONDON — Queen Victoria ruled England for 64 years, longer than any other monarch in recent history. August ON ENLARGEMENTS BLACK AND WHITE 5X7 Reg. 59c 39c oXlu Reg. 89c 74o MADE FROM BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVE ONLY COLOR ENLARGEMENTS 5X7 Reg w, 77c 8X10 S $1.99 FROM COLOR NEGATIVES OR COLOR SLIDES WEST SIDE SQUARE THE COMPUTE HMHEM STORE BOYS'3 to 6x SHIRT and SLACK SET MONTH-liOftG VALUE-GIVING SALES EVENT! YOUNG MEN'S PULLOVER LONG SLEEVE ... V-NECK SWEATER Rayon flannel boxer style 'trousers with woven cotton plaid or striped shirts. for Kindergarten or Rrst Graders! Round or Square Toes $3.99 Values in women's and teens. Choice of colors. Sizes 5 to 10. BOYS' COTTON PRINT SPORT SHIRTS or SOFT COTTON KNIT SPORT SHIRTS Tapered, with button- down collar. 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