Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 10, 1965 · Page 5
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS CALL 663-3114 IF PAPER IS MISSED— Frank A. White '.'HOW DID YOU find things in Washington is the query of those who learned I was there talking to congressmen, their administrative assistants and newsmen. ^Washington is big, beautiful, the nerve center of the world. President Johnson is riding high in the saddle. He got a landslide November election vote, including Indiana Mr. White that normally goes Republican. He is the boss. His is a whopping majority of House and Senate of Congress. He has the "know how" from legislative experience. He uses the "carrot and the stick" to get his way. THERE IS AN ABSENCE of the feuding between White House and Congress that vexed FDR, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy. Look at the astounding number of bills the President has forced through Congress, or nearly through. They have changed the whole concept of government. The fuses are short to blast the rest of his program through and members of Congress hope the 89th will adjourn by Labor Day. They need to get back to the boondocks to campaign. THE PRESIDENT HAS signed Medicare, a revolutionary law providing hospitalization for. all over 65; a $1.3 billion federal assistance to elementary and secondary schools bill; a $4.6 billion excise tax reduction; public housing and urban renewal; voting rights with automntic fed- Volume LXXII SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Crcensburg, InA Jjjgday, Aug. 10,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10*; carrier, 45 f week Issue No. 188 Remove 53 Bodies From Missile Silo After Explosion By DARRELL MACK SEARCY, Ark. (UPI) — Rescue workers today hauled 53 bodies of a construction crew from the blackened depths of a Titan II missile silo where they perished in the nation's worst disaster involving space-age materials. •...-,. . Two workmen scrambled to safety through searing heat and blinding smoke shortly after the explosion Monday in the nine- level structure that is equal to a 15-story building. Fire and the smoke apparently sealed off any chance the others had to escape. Maj. Gen. A. J. Beck, chief of maintenance operations for :he Strategic Air Command (SAC), said he put on an oxy- jjen mask and went into the launch site himself and saw the escape door open. He said the only closed door was the en- ;rance to the control room on the other end of the missile complex. President Johnson ordered an mmediate investigation of the underground explosion and fire. A special team of 30 experts ar-, rived on the scene today. Capt. Douglas E. Wood, direc :or of information at Little Rock Air Force Base, said the 53 dead would "very likely" be the fin al total. He said muddy water n the bottom of the silo woulc lave to be pumped out before "inal determination could be made. Warhead De-Activated The nuclear warhead of the missile had been deactivated >efore the construction crew be;an making modifications hi the it. A narrow ladder leads up the side of the silo from the bottom to the.tunnel that leads to the escape hatch, where the two survivors made it to safety. Modification Job The explosion ripped through the silo Monday afternoon. The silo is one of 18 containing five- story-tall Titan- intercontinental missiles scattered through north central Arkansas. Peter Kiewit Sons Co. of Omaha, Neb., a contracting firm, is doing a $4.5 million modification job on the silos. Noxious fumes filled the silo and all persons without gas masks were ordered back 2,000 yards. About 300 persons, wives, children and relatives of (Continued an Page Six) Find, Quiz Seaman in Siayings MIAMI (UPI)— An armed Cuban seaman admitted today he was involved in the grisly mil* tinyrmurder seven days ago aboard the death ship Seven Seas, federal authorities reported. The seaman, Roberto Ramirez, was picked up before dawn today in a skiff about 60 miles from' here; volver and armed with a re several knives. He 70-foot silo. less than 50 per cent of the ble voters are registered: an $500 million to test rapid inte: city rail service. Passed by the House were th poverty bill and repeal of th Taft-Hartley "right to work law : and pending, $600 million federa aid for colleges and universities abolishing our 41-year-old, im migration quota system and pe: mitting selection on basis of pro fessional skills, a farm crop sub sidy bill, tighter federal contro of drugs and the Appalachia bi to foster economic developmen in depressed areas. BOTH OF INDIANA'S sena tors, Birch Bayh Jr. and Vane Hartke, Democrats, are fair haired boys with the administra tion. Johnson when vice pres dent got out of a sick bed t come to Indiana to campaign fo Hartke. Bayh headed Youn Democrats for Johnson in th campaign. He unseated the vet eran Homer Capehart. He has the unusual distinctio: of getting through, as a relative ly new senator, a presidentia succession bill. It must be rati fied by states to be effective and it provides for filling thi presidency where a president i incapacitated. Bayh has sur rounded himself with a youthfu staff of "eager beavers" am Hartke has a strong staff also REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION as LBJ rides herd, confines it self chiefly to opposition to methods more than specifics The veteran, Charles A. Halleck Second District, who was Eisen bower's majority leader, has one of the most luxurious offices in the new building. He waits for the administration to stub its toe enough times that the voters wil rise up and throw it out. Such has happened. Republicans wield considerable power, as their strength is vital on close votes and where the fight is big. Hoosier Republicans in Congress are experienced and know their way around. They are Richard L. Roudebush, Sixth District, a fighter; William G. Bray, Seventh, an authority on military affairs and member of the armed services committee; and Ralph Harvey, well informed on farm matters, among other things. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS are consulted only when the President feels it is to bis advantage to do so. All Washington is deeply conscious and concerned over the escalating war. Washington is digging in for a war that could last a dozen years. Whether we should be in Viet Nam is now a purely academic question. We are there. The major public polls overwhelmingly back the President's stand in Viet Nam. I never go to Washington, as I have many times in my newspaper career, without coming back a better American. i The fuel in- not Wood said rescue workers reported bodies were stacked in piles around the ladders on the second and third levels of the silo. The ladders are used normally by workmen going from floor to floor. The explosion was believed to have occurred in a diesel engine, in one of the little rooms ringing the launch duct. It erupted on level two, 40 to 50 feet below the surface of the launching site which is topped by a seven-foot-thick, electrically-operated door. Charles F. Strang, chief Air Force missile safety, of arrived at Little Rock Air Force Base and was directing the investigation. The silo is 56 fe-et in diameter and the huge missile almost fills Two Hoosiers Among Explosion Victims SEARCY, Ark. (UPI) — Two Indiana men were listed today among the 53 persons killed in an explosion and fire at a Titan missile site Monday. They were L. M. Phillips, Chesterton, and W. O. Work- mund, 53, Michigan City. The names were released by Peter Kiewit Sons Co., Omaha, Meb., contractors working to modify the missile silo at the time of the accident. Will Start Medicare Enrollment WASHINGTON (UPI)—Enrollment for the voluntary medical insurance portion of the new medicare program will begin next week, officials said today. The Social Security Administration will begin the massive enrollment process by mailing information kits and sign-up cards to persons over 65 who are already on the Social Security benefit rolls. i About 14 million such persons will receive the cards between mid-August and early December. Social Security officials originally planned to do all of the mailing in one big batch during September. But the Post Office Department was appalled at the prospect of 14 million extra pieces of mail in one month, was whisked away for questioning by officials -and-' "admitted involvement" in., the murder- mutiny. : . " Federal- authorities stopped short of. saying that'the young seaman confessed to the deaths of the Seven Seas' captain and .at least three ,other crewmen. The Cuban was picked up from the seas by a German freighter, Bellavia, early today. His story closely paralleled the words of Elvin Burywaise, a Honduran able-bodied 'sea- .msn who told a. tale of horror and death aboard" the Seven .Seas. . Burywaise and three dead shipmates from the vessel were found adrift by the Coast Guard late Sunday. She was towed into port at Key West, Fla. Monday. . - Burywaise named Ramirez as the gunman who shot down one of the crewmen befote his eyes. The Coast Guard and federal authorities have offered no motive in the grisly mystery at sea. The ship's captain. Rogelio Diaz, was apparently shot and dumped overboard during a- night of horror Saturday. Burywaise escaped by hiding,' in the ship's bilge. The slightly built youth spent 14 hours below decks sitting on the anchor. His clothing was stained with rust and sweat when he arrived here. Vietnamese Battle to Aid B esieqe d C amp and persuaded the Social Security Administration to stretch out the mailing." The new plan calls for mailing about one' million enrollment cards a week, beginning next week. The Post Office K>pes that the job will be substantially completed before the Christmas mail rush begins in December. The medicare program consists of (1) basic hospital insurance which is provided for all >ersons over 65 without payment of premiums, and (2) supplemental medical insurance, ivhich covers doctors' bills and certain other medical expenses not included in the basic plan. Participation in the supplemental program is voluntary, and requires a premium payment of $3 a month. This is half the actual cost. The government will be paying the ither half. Social Security offi- ials estimate that 90 to 95 per ?ent of the Americans over 5 will take advantage of the bargain. Sentenced in Theft of Gar A 25-year-old Shelbyville man, Niles Chaney, was handed a 110 year sentence at the Indiana State Reformatory in Decatur Circuit Court Tuesday morning on a vehicle theft charge. He was charged with the theft here July 19 of a 1961-model automobile belonging to Arthur Brown Jr. He had pleaded guilty Aug. 2 and sentencing was delayed pending the report of the probation officer, which stated Chaney had been convicted of thefts five times previously and had enjoyed less than six months' freedom from penal in- FEARSOME Is the word for this U.S. amtrack at Da Nang, South Viet Nam, Those two eyes give it the look of a big animal with jaws gaping. The amtraek carries troops in the search for the Viet Gong guerrillas. Mercury Is Geared for 90s Again By United Press International Clear weather was on tap for Indiana the next three days with slowly rising temperatures dse to send the mercury to 90 In the far south by Thursday. Earlier forecasts indicated it remain -pleasant pr.mild stitutions years. during the past Also in court Tuesday morning was Paul Jackson, 19, of Springfield, 0., and formerly of this county, who was arraigned on a charge of possession of stolen property. He was granted time to consult with an attorney and was returned to jail under $2,000 bond. Jackson was already in the local jail, under $1,000 bond on a charge of theft of property, when the latest charge was filed Monday. He and Carlie Johnson, 22, -Kokomo, also a former county resident, were charged with theft of property last Wednesday in connection with the theft of four five-gallon gasoline cans from the Mrs. Lucian Brown farm on R. R. 1, St. Paul Aug. 2. The possession of stolen prop(Continued on ]'ige Six) . through Thursday, buf the revised noon predictions showed a slow warming trend on the way with a likelihood • of "around 90" readings hi the south portion Thursday afternoon. Temperatures were on coolishfside Monday, with Ordered to Serve Four Days in Jail A New Point man was committed to the local jail for the next four days in City Court Tuesday, as a result of his taking advantage of Judge Don Wick- the Lafayette's top 65, South Bend's 66, and Fort Wayne's 69. At Indianapolis, the ' m e r c u r y barely reached 70, while at Evansville it was somewhat warmer at 83. Overnight lows ranged from a chilly 56 at Evansville to a more comfortable 60 at- Fort Wayne and Lafayette. Highs today will range from 74 to 84, lows tonight from 55 to 63, and highs Wednesday from 78 to 85. Rainfall which featured the weekend in the- state spilled over into Monday. Totals after 7 a.m. Monday included South Bend .51, Chicago .76, Fort Wayne .07, Lafayette .05 and Indianapolis .04. Rain Over Nation Rain fell over most of the nation today. The Georgia coast received heavy downpours while the Northeast's drought was relieved. Brunswick and Sea Island, Ga,, most delphia got 1.47 inches and New York City almost an inch. Lightning from thunderstorms touched off numerous fires in Southern California forests Mon- (Continned on Page Six) Widow Is Present—Chamber Is Crowded For Dobich Hearing By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The young widow, of-istock sales executive Michael^Dobich, 38, who was killed.,in^a^helicopter crash July 10 'whicii VeTVff—a~"probe into a securities scandal, came out of seclusion today to appear at a federal bankruptcy hearing. Dobich's firm, Dobich Securities Corp., was placed in receivership three days after a fiery crash at a suburban party snuffed out the life of a man authorities say collected more than $2.9 million from customers for stock in Midwestern United Life Insurance Co. and then failed to deliver the stock certificates. Mrs. Mary Dobich, pretty and petite mother of Dobich's baby, arrived at the hearing chamber were swamped with al- 6 inches of rain. Phila- WEATHER H'mon City ens' leniency. On his plea of guilty to a ANTI-DEMONSTRATION DEMONSTRATION — Carrying the American and Confederacy Sags, Ku Klux Klansmen parade down a street in Americus, Ga, scene of many civil rights demonstrations. Speakers: Grand Dragon Robert Shelton and Georgia Grand Dragon Calvin Craig. charge of driving while his operator's license was suspended July 17, Grady P. Melton, 28, w,as fined $25 and costs and ordered to spend one day for the following six weekends in the Decatur County jail. He served two days but failed to appear the last two weekends and was ordered Tuesday by Judge Wickens to serve his remaining four days this week. His driving privileges were also suspended for one year at the time of tire original sentencing. In other City Court action, Albert Collins, 46, R. R. 1, St. Paul, entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of driving -while his operator's license was suspended. Trial was set for Aug. 26 and .he was released on $200 bond. Collins was cited by State Police I Saturday on County Road 500W. 5 a.m. 11 a. m. 58 75 Max. Monday 76 Mm. Monday 63 59 72 78 61 Rainfall " ...02 — LATE WEATHER — Partly cloudy this afternoon.. Fair and cool tonight. Wednesday sunny and a little warmer. Low tonight in the 50s north, 55 to 63 south. High Wednesday mostly in the 80s. Sunset today 7:48 p. m. .Sunrise Wednesday 5:53 a. m. Outlook for Thursday: Fair and a little warmer. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 80s north and central to around 90 south. TONIGHT Kiwanis. K. of C. Red Men. R.A.M. R. & S. M. Damage Set at $650 In Four-Car Crash Property damage was estimated at approximately $650 in a "chain reaction" crash involving four cars at 7 a. m. Tuesday in the 700 block of West Main. No one was injured. City Police said the accident happened when traffic in the westbound lane slowed to a stop and a car driven by Alfred J: Feldman, 27, R. R. 3, Osgood, struck the rear of an auto operated by Albert W. Hull, 39, R. R. 2, Holton. Hull's vehicle hit the one in front of it, driven by Charles E. Maurer, 41, Richmond, and it struck the rear of an auto" operated by Billy E. Warren, 25, Greensburg. All vehicles were headed west. Damage to Feldman's 1959- model car was estimated at $300, that to Hull's 1960-model at $200, that to Maurer's 1961-model at $100 and that to Warren's 1957- model at $50. Sesquicentennial Indiana will celebrate its 150th birthday anniversary in 1966. The celebration will include programs, pageants and ceremonies throughout the state. . Staff members of the Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission are preparing a series of articles for newspaper use under the heading "Sesquicentennial Scrapbook." The Greensburg Daily News will carry this column several • times each week through 1966. It will-contain information- about Indiana history, culture, industry, attractions and outstanding people. The column is in such form that- readers of The Daily News may clip the articles for scrapbpok use. The first of the series appears today on Page 8. with her attorney, Harry Wilson. Since the death of her husband and a two-pronged investigation, of his business dealings .she- has. .been in seclusion at Terre Haiite. Obviously under instructions from Wilson, Mrs. Dobich" softly answered numerous "np comment" questions asked reporters who saw her seated near the rear of the hearing room. About 30 attorneys were recognized among 150 spectators who crowded the room. Among them were former Indiana Atty. Gen. Edwin Steers, • who said he was representing Mrs. William Leonard of Columbus, and former State Sen. C. Wendell Martin of Indianapolis. Headed for Court Federal bankruptcy referee Paul Pfister told the meeting of creditors that the matter will go to fede'ral court before it is concluded. "A petition for review of a portion of these proceedings was filed this morning," Pfister said. He said this means that whenever he rules, his decision will be certified to Federal Judge William Sleekier for review. Pfister told the crowded room of former clients of the Dobich firm that "I insist everyone may be heard." However, yers may he said question only law- witnesses during the proceedings, which may last 3 or 4 days. During his preliminary re(Continued on Page Eight) Column Is Aided by Yank Fliers By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) — An armored column of South Vietnamese • troops, backed by bombing and strafing U.S. planes, —today inched toward the besieged American Special Forces camp at Due .Co against "light but steady" Communist resistance. A military spokesman said at least 219 Viet Cong .guerrillas have been killed and six;other.s x captured thus far hvthp driveT to break the Communist sie^e' of the camp west of PlejLkV itt ! the central highlands/ '" : ; There are 13 American advisors at the camp, five. miles from the Cambodian border and the last government foothold in the Le Thanh ..district. The camp is the sole obstacle to complete Communist domination of strategic Highway 19. Bombers Support March ' The massive column of go\fe- ernment tanks, trucks and in-;, fantry, strung out for- about three miles, was pushing in from the'east along the highway. At last reports, American fighter-bombers had flown more than 50 bombing and strafing missions in support of the column which still had between five arid seven miles to go to reach the camp. Military observers said the battle for Due Co could develop into one of the largest of the war. The relief column moved toward Due Co after more than 1,000 government paratroopers —helicoptered-into- the-area -48 days ago"— were, .unable to break through the guerrilla encirclement and 'quickly found themselves under siege too. Highway 19, the major east- west highway from Pleiku, 240 miles northeast of Saigon, has jeen cut with trenches and blocked by felled trees in almost 100 places between the unction with north-south Highway 15 and the Special Forces camp. "Moderate" Losses A spokesman said that at one >oint an estimated company of Communist troops attacked "an (Continued on Page Six) BULLETINS CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — Trouble with a safety device aboard an Atlas-Centaur rocket today forced a one-day postpone* ment of a critical moonshot rehearsal for the hard-luck space launcher. A Federal Space Agency spokesman said the shot was rescheduled for 9:31 a. m. EST (10:31 a. m. EOT) Wednesday. NEW Jones 1 ages: 30 indus 20 rails 15 utils 65 stocks YORK (UPI) — Dow p. m. CDT stock aver- 879.17 off 0.60 209.66 up 0.18 155.42 off 0.12 308.85 off 0.08 Launch Capsizes— Mate on Sinatra's Yacht Is Missing VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (UPI) — The 23-year-old third mate aboard Frank Sinatra's chartered luxury liner, apparently drowned .early today after heroically handing over a life jacket to a non - swimming crewmember when an 8-foot dingy capsized. Two girls swam to safety. The, Coast Guard said Robert Goldfarb of New Rochelle, N.Y., was lost at sea and presumably drowned. A massive air-sea search was ordered for roldfarb and the dingy. Authorities saij. Goldfarb and James O. Grimes of Ireland, a steward aboard 'the 168-foot yacht Southern Breeze, and two 21-year-old coffee shop waitresses took a dingy from the Vineyard Haven yacht club about !:30 a.m. and started rowing ;dward Sinatra's yacht. The one-foot waves apparently swamped the weighted down dingy, causing it to capsize, iirowing the four into the ocean. . Goldfarb, realizing that rrimes could not swim, handed him. the.only .life jacket in the to the Southern were hauled to dingy. The four then tried to make their way to the yacht, about a quarter of a mile away. The accident happened some 400 yards from shore. The two girls, identified as Cheryl Novin of the University of Nebraska and Margaret Whitteman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,- swam Breeze and safety. Crewmen aboard" the yacht launched a boat and found Grimes bouncing around in the choppy ocean. There was no trace of Goldfarb or the dingy. Sinatra's yacht has been moored at the harbor mouth since Sunday. It was expected to remain at anchor here at least until Thursday.

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