Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 5, 1965 · Page 6
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Greensburg Daily News Southeastern Indiana's Greatest Newspaper ~~ Published daily except Sunday and certain holidays by News Publishing Company. Entered as Second Class matter at (Ind.) Post Office. •Member—Hoosier State Press Assn.; Bureau of Advertising (ANPA); Indiana Republican Editorial Assn.; Inland Daily Press Assn. 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 _» .45 14.00 7.50 4.00 2.00 16.00 8.50 5.00 ._ 2.50 Witii Carrier Delivery Greensburg Standard afreensburg Daily Review — "reensburg Daily News Consolidated In Daily News .Established 1835 Established 1870 Established Jan. 1, 1894 Jan. 1, 1918 SWORN CIRCULATION APRIL 1, 1965 5816 Need Action on Airport for Decatur County Some citizens of both the city and county regard an airport for Decatur County as a type of a luxury. However, a municipal airport instead of being a matter of extravagance has become one of necessity. Two inquiries about Greensburg as the site of a new industrial operation have been received by the Greensburg Chamber of Commerce. One of these made existence of a standard airport mandatory as a factor in consideration of a site. The other inquiry expressed definite interest in an airport. In addition, present industries with Greensburg have airplanes for use of key personnel. If the planes land on non-regulation airstrips, there is some question related to the insurance factor. Should Greensburg lose one prospective industry by failure to have a modern airport or, at least, definite plans to provide such a facility, the economic loss would far exceed the cost of airport construction. Matching federal funds are available for airport construction. Some residents of this community might regard this a loss to businessmen of the city. And, this group would experience a loss. However, the loser would be Decatur County as a whole. Employment records of industry here reveals that over 60 per cent of employed personnel comes from rural townships. If Greensburg cannot provide employment opportunity, these young people will be required to locate in metropolitan areas. The problem of an airport must, therefore, be regarded as countywide in character. The best manner to achieve such a facility would be through county-city cooperation. The Chamber of Commerce should be in a position to state to any group which makes an inquiry that this community has definite plans for an airport. Action in this field is needed now. Fight Far from Over— Senate Pigeonholes One Man, One Vote Ruling Amendment By JOHN A. GOLDSMITH WASHINGTON (UPI) — A proposed constitutional amendment, designed to water down the Supreme Court's "one man, one vote" rule, landed in a Senate pigeonhole today, but most lawmakers agreed the battle was far irom over. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen's effort to short - circuit the high courts' decisions on state legislative apportionment went down to defeat late Wednesday on a 39 to 57 vote. The proposal thus won popularity laurels but fell seven votes short of the two - thirds majority required for changes in the Constitution. The vote brought to at least a temporary conclusion a historic battle over the court's rule. But Dirksen, who is nothing if not tenacious, vowed he would try again to substitute his apportionment amendment for one another of the bills reaching the Senate in future days. Singles Out Bill He singled out for possible attention the administration's bill to nullify "right to work" laws in 19 states. This measure, passed by the House, is a prime legislative goal of organized labor. It would repeal Section 14-B of the Taft-Hartley Act which permits states to ban "union shop" agreements. The Senate's constitutional debate inspired yawns more than interest in the galleries Wednesday until the two principal antagonists — Dirksen and his Democratic colleague from Illinois. Sen. Paul H. Douglas — rose to speak shortly before the final vote. In a 55-minute stem - winder urging approval, Dirksen defended his proposal against charges that it was a "rotten borough" amendment. "Go back to the people," he cried. Sorrow In Voice With sorrow in his organ voice, he recounted what he termed the "erosion of state sovereignty" toy Congress and the high court. Then, as the galleries roared, he recited what the late Sen. J. Hamilton Lewis, D-I11., once told him: "Young man, you'll see the day when the only people interested in state boundaries will be Rand and McNally." After Dirksen came Douglas. "I will not try to answer in oratory or breadth of allusion." said the white - haired former college professor, but he lashed out at the proposal as the "last attack by privileged wealth." Batesville Police Chief Is Resigning BATESVELLE, Ind. — Effective Aug. 15, Eugene L. Macke will resign as, chief of police at Batesville. He has tendered a letter of resignation to Mayor James L. Lightner. In his letter to Mayor Lightner, Chief Macke stated that he was resigning the post to accept a position with the office maintenance division of Hillenbrand Industries. No announcement of a successor for the chief of police post has been announced toy the mayor. RARE JEWELS Perfect rubies are more rare than diamonds. Most Since Korean War— Setk 3 Men in PAGE 6 By CHARLES W. CORDDRY WASHINGTON (UPI) - ? he Johnson administration's plans to beef up the armed forces to a strength of close to 3 million men will put more men in uniform than at any time since the Korean War Attack (Continued from Page One) four U. S. Air Force F105 Thun- derchiefs wiped out the Leng Minh military area 95 miles northwest of Hanoi Other planes heavily bombed the Vinn army barracks and railroad and highway bridges. Raids reported in South Viet Nam today killed an estimated 127 Viet Cong guerrillas. A military spokesman said U.b. Navy Air Force and Vietnamese air force pilots flew more than 280 sorties against Viet Cong staging areas and supply depots in the 24-hour period ending at 6 a. m. The Communist attack on the petroleum depot at Lien Chiu around the bay from Da Nang was believed carried out by two Viet Cong companies who overran an outpost manned by regional forces and penetrated the storage area. Destroy Storage Tanks Charges set by the attackers destroyed two storage tanks and damaged two others. .The spokesman said the Viet Cong also lobbed mortar shells from surrounding hills and attacked with 57mm recoffless rifles and small arms. In a related action, the Viet Cong also attacked other regional forces defending a bridge just south of the main attack. Light casualties were reported in both battles. The Viet Cong said two weeks ago they would attack the depot and American and Vietnamese defenses had been strengthened since 'hat time. U.S. Marine artillery and the guns of the destroyer Stoddard, standing off shore, joined Vietnamese government ground and air forces to beat back the attack. A tanker berthed at the depot escaped. Several rounds from the Stoddard fell short among Vietnamese forces moving up to defend the depot, killing and wounding a number of troops. Reds Move Division In Saigon, U.S. military intelligence sources told United Press International that Communist North Viet Nam has moved the headquarters of an entire army division from Laos into nominally neutral Cambodia. The headquarters directs the operations of the North Vietnamese 325th Division. It was last reported in South Viet Nam's central highlands after infiltrating from Laos. Intelligence sources said Wednesday that the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division (Mobile) will soon enter the central highlands of South Viet Nam to confront the Communist 325th Division. The new Communist headquarters — believed established without the permission or even the knowledge of Cambodian authorities — was pinpointed about 270 miles north of Saigon in a roadless wilderness. The Communist division is believed to number close to 10,000 men. Also in Saigon, Gen. W.C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in South Viet Nam, announced today the formation of the first combat command over United States fighting forces here. At the same time, another announcement said Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara has informed Westmoreland the United States "will meet his every need for manpower, supplies and equipment in Viet Nam." Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara went before a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to outline plans for increases to meet the stepped up U. S, commitment in South Viet Nam. McNamara proposed the addition of another 340,000 men to the previously planned manpower level of 2,640,000 men during the fiscal year ending next June 30. This would bring total strength to 2,980,000 men, above the figure of 2,935,000 10 years ago but well below the high of 3,685,000 at the peak of the Korean War in April, 1952. In his testimony Wednesday, however, McNamara apparently left the door open for further increases. In discussing the immediate buildup of forces in South Viet Nam to 125.000 men, he said "more help will be needed in the months ahead." McNamara's present plans would reverse a steady decline in .the number of uniformed men since June, 1962, when the services had built up to 2,808,000 men in the wake of the Berlin crisis. Gas Rates (Continued from Page One) The highest rate allowable, under the decision will be 16.5 cents per 1,000 cubic feet of gas (MCF). This rate will apply to newly discovered gas. For all other types—gas from oil wells and by-products from gasoline refining—the rate will be 14.5 cents. New Mexico rates may be fractionally lower because of lower state production taxes. Major producers in the Permian Basin sought a price no less than 20 cents MCF. That is the price many of them are now receiving for their gas under interim authority. The difference between the present prices and the new lower prices would constitute the refund. This is estimated at between ?30 million and $35 million. FPC experts calculated that two-thirds to three-quarters of the total refunds eventually would go to individual consumers. The Permian Basin—a geographical term—supplies about 11 per cent of all interstate natural gas used by the country's 36 million consumers. No Estimate Given Revenues from sales of Permian gas are in excess of $126 million annually. However, experts declined .to estimate how much the average household user may get in refund. Under present procedures, rates are set for the several thousand individual gas producers who sell in interstate commerce. It takes several months, and sometimes years, to process such cases through the FPC. There are several thousand pending at this time. Approximately 85 per cent of Permian gas is consumed in California by customers of El Paso Natural Gas Co. and Trans Western Pipeline Co. These companies also supply some markets in Colorado and Kansas. The remainder is consumed by customers of Northern Natural Gas Co. in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The commission adopted a dual-pricing system for new and old gas recommended in an examiner's initial decision in the case, issued last September. It reasoned that a higher price for newly discovered gas would spur exploration. The FPC did not adopt the examiner's recommendations in their entirety but generally accepted his findings. The Army will gain 235,000 men, raising its strength by next June 30 to 1,188,000. Officials previously had planned to cut the Army by 10,000 men during the year. Navy personnel will increase by 35,000 to a total of 720,000. Previous plans had provided for the Navy to increase by only 11,000 during the year. The Marine Corps will add 30,000 men for a new strength goal of 223,000. Its previous authorized increase had been only 3,000. The Air Force, which was engaged in a large manpower cutback, now will add 40,000 for a total of 849,000.. Earlier plans had called for a cut of 20,000 this year following a cut of 27,000 the year before. Pleads Innocent In Coliseum Explosion INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Floyd James, manager of concessions at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum the night a liquid petroleum gas explosion killed 74 persons during a Halloween night ice show in 1963, pleaded innocent Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter charges. , James was one of five persons charged with manslaughter in Marion County grand jury inh dictments. He entered his plea in Marion Criminal Court 1, together with a motion to discharge the indictment on grounds the trial had been delayed in violation of James' constitutional rights. Judge Eugene M. Fife, Jr. took the motion under advisement after the state's attorneys argued the motion was not legitimate because defense attorneys twice moved for continuances in the case. ESCAPEE CAUGHT MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (UPI) —Elga Broughton, who escapee from Indiana State Prison while serving a life term on a Howard County kidnap charge, was caught Wednesday and returnee to prison. Broughton was seen walking along railroad tracks near Westville and was captured by police shortly afterward. Classified Ad Phone fi63-3113 Greeiwburg (Ind.) Daily News, Thursday, Aug. 5,1965 People's Say-So Takes Basic To the Editor, ' Daily News: Sixty-three years ago, ail jvent of little note occurred on a lonely sand dune in North Carolina. People, the nation, were not impressed.. A crude machine leld together with linen thread and' glue', ppwefed by a weak iSsolirie engine, had lifted from ihe ground for a few seconds over the distance of a city' block. That insignificant moment heralded changes in transportation teyond imaginings of the finest minds" of that day. Slowly the machines improved in dependability and safety. It became fun to fly. Airmail delivery and. the first stumbling passenger services were initiated. Daredevil pilots, white scarfs and goggles, air circuses and air races added color to the times. Then, the nation was plunged into war and quickly learned the necessity of controlling the skies. War plane production soared. Later, with peace restored and fighting planes retired to pastui^, this aviation giant began stirring about, working and paying its way as men teamed ways to benefit from the many tasks planes were able to do faster and more economically. Today, with its sleek business machines and fun loving sport and family aircraft, aviation is no longer a luxury for the very rich nor a risky way to travel. More than any other single development, airplanes have brought peoples together, have broadened areas of interest and have shrunk distance into small time fragments. Nowhere are these things more apparent than in the mating of air travel to modern business an dindustry. Growing faster than any other segment of flying and faster than average industrial growth, general aviation—business flying chartering, agricultural work student training—has over 90,000 airplanes in the air and flies over 15 million hours annually These are the planes, the people, and the work that find their way onto small airports near large cities and in rural areas that have aroused modern business to recognize an airplane as a tool for mobility and expanded markets. Several Greensburg Industrie have company planes which lose a measure of their value by having to land at distant locations Many companies inventory airport services before deciding new facility locations. Some professional and specialized jroups have their own flying organizations such as the "flying armors." Aerial ambulance services bring the very, best fac- lities within quick reach if the heed becomes critical. Flying today is not only-fast and safe, t's comfortably and enjoyable too. For a growing community, a local airport is an indispensa- >le facility whose influence will ricrease yearly. Connersvflle is planning to hard surface one run- vay to provide all weather facilities for a very active airport. Shelbyville has recently purchased the local airport to place it under local control for planned improvements. The list of Indiana communities planning or improving airports is quite lengthy. Save we arrived at a time when ;fe need fo& an airport in Greensburg can no longer be ignored? Is it time to put Greensburg on the air maps? (s) Gordon Hess Vote Rights Signing Is Set Friday WASHINGTON (UPI -President Johnson will revive a historic practice and sign a historic rights bill at the Capitol Friday, the White House announced today. Prior to the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, some presidents went to Capitol Hill to sign unusually important legislation. Signing of the 1965 voting rights bill, which was given final congressional approval Wednesday night in the Senate, will come at noon EDT Friday exactly 104 years after an historical ceremony by President Abra ham Lincoln. Lincoln went to the Capito on Aug. 6, 1861, to sign several bills, including one to free slaves who were being used by the Con federates in carrying on the Civil War. The ceremony Friday will take place in the presence of Johnson's cabinet and a large group of congressional leaders, government officials and leaders of the civil rights movement. Johnson's objective is to focus public attention on the measure breaking down barriers to voting by Southern Negroes. (Earlier Story Page 11). Pvt. Harlan E. McKinsey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan E. McKinsey Sr. of this city, is currently undergoing basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He enlisted in the Army June 28 and was home on his first furlough last weekend. Pvt. McKinsey attended Greensburg High School. His address is: . Pvt. Harlan E. McKinsey, Co. E, 2nd Platoon, 19th Bn.,. 5th Trng. Bde., U. S. Army Training Center, Armor, Ft. Knox, Ky. 40121. Seven Cars Of Freight Derailed VALPARAISO, Ini (UPI) — Seven cars of a Nickel Plate Railroad freight train derailed at Wheeler, possibly baause of a broken wheel. The accident happened as the 108-car train was westbound. Nobody was hurt. Three of the cars overturned, and 500 feet of rails were torn up. The accident involved the caboose and six cars at the end of the long train. HIGH INCOMES LONDON (UPI) — The treasury reported Wednesday that 19 Britons earned more than |280,000 each last year. Forty-five had an earned income of between $140,000 and $210,000 for the year. DRILLING TECHNIQUES HOUSTON — With directional drilling, it is possible to drill four to' 12 oil wells from a single off-shore platform. ELECTRICITY USE CHICAGO — An average American farm uses 100 per cent' more electric current than it needed 15 years ago. 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