Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 18, 1965 · Page 5
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Greensburg, Indiana
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Wednesday, August 18, 1965
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS Sixteen Pages Section One Frank A. White HERE ARE FACTS every boy and girl ready for high school or university entrance should know. Does it pay to keep at the job until a college "sheepskin," denoting graduation is obtained? The U. S. Census Bureau studies show a col- Mr. White lege diploma is like money in the bank, in average lifetime earnings. It is estimated to be worth $170,000 on the average in increased lifetime earnings over the dropout. IF WE DIVIDE the $170,000 by the four years it takes in college, that means the student is one of the highest paid of any profession 1 while learning. It would amount to his being paid some $42,500 a year just to go to school to get the college diploma. Furthermore, enjoyment and understanding of life, with addec ability to adjust to the punches that life dishes out, is enhanced through college education. Volume LXXII SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Creensburg, lad., Wednesday. Aug. 18,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, \0f; carrier, 45$ week Issue No. 186 KIRBY WHYTE of the Indiana National Bank has some interest ing figures on prices today and yesterday. They puncture the nostalgic memories of the "good old days" that we so frequently hear. Comparing 1960 to 1917 period, he found these percentages, based on a family of four: Average income of $1,400, compared to $6,500 now. Costs have gone up in about the same proportion. BUT IN 1917, BASIC needs took 78 per cent, voluntary purchases only 22 per cent. While in 1960, basic needs took only 50 per cent of income, leaving 50 per cent for voluntary purchases. Some differences, right! But comparing dollars really means nothing unless you read into it the number of hours worked to buy some commodity. In 1929, for example, it took 500 hours of work to buy one refrigerator. Today, that many hours of work will buy three refrigerators, and better ones at that. IN 1929, IT TOOK 21 hours' of work to buy one dress of a certain quality. Today, that same amount of work will buy three of the same kind of dresses. Again, in 1929 it took 10,000 hours of work to buy a house. Today 4,700 hours buys the modern equivalent, leaving us 5,300 hours for something else. Now just what's changed the prices? Progress in farming and industry. For instance, in 1850 total of all goods and services ran $2.5 billion. But in 1960. it was $500 billion. So enormous strides have been made in the last 100 years. NOW LET'S SEE what we get for our money today. Take a typical family of four, with $6,500 a year to live on. After taxes, gifts and savings, which come to around $1,300 a year we may spend the remaining $5,200 somewhat like this: Food, $1,500; housing, $780; furnishings $390; transportation, $580; personal and medical care, $540; clothing, $480; recreation, $450; insurance, $250; and miscellaneous, $230. Now, if you put money value on hours of labor saved by our women in buying pre-packaged food, which also cuts down waste, we're way ahead. So, next time we hear the oldies like, "Eggs used to cost 10 cents a dozen, a pair of shoes $3," and so on, remember prices are relative to hours worked. On that basis, buying power today is 2 J / 2 times more than in 1870. WEEKLY AVERAGE income of $5.80 in 1870, compares to today's in the neighborhood of $92 per week, plus the fact we've progressed far from the old days of small productivity and a lower standard of living. How come, then, we think that $5.80 was a better deal than when we go shopping today? We turn a faucet today and get hot or cold water. In the yesterdays, we pumped water by hand, and in winter our fingers froze to the pump handle. We have electricity and hundreds j of labor saving devices now. FIREMEN DON FLAK SUITS IN RIOT AREA — With Negro snipers continuing to fire at police and firemen in the race riot zone of Los Angeles, Capt. Don Hagan (left) adjusts a flak suit on fireman Joss Hamilton. Negroes Opened Fire— Riddle Temple s By JOHN DART LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Police and National Guardsmen today unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a 'Black Muslim mosque in the heart of a Negro neighborhood where weeklong rioting had been declared ended. Officers opened up with pistols, rifles and shotguns after several heavily-armed Negroes were reported to have entered the building and fired on police. Eight Negroes suffered head injuries in scuffling with police who charged into the temple. It was the latest of several violent new incidents 'in the Negro district torn by killing, arson -and looting since last Wednesday night With a force of 15,000 guard troops and po- 'ice in the area, Gov. Edmund j. Brown Tuesday lifted a dusk :o dawn curfew. Report New Events Violent new incidents fol- owed. They included the attack on the mosque of the militantly anti-white Black Muslims; the critical wounding of a Negro who ran from a National Juardsman at a roadblock: niping at patrolling police, and a volley of shots fired at the car of a newsman driving on a reeway near the Negro area of Watts. Thirty-five persons were taken to police headquarters for questioning in the wake of Flunked Test LOS ANGELES (UPI)— Police have given this account of a confrontation with a man carrying a shiny new saxophone down the street in the riot-damaged section of Los Angeles. "It's mine. It's my saxophone." the man replied. "Oh?" the officer asked, "then play!" The man couldn't pet out a note and was taken into custody. shooting at the Muslim mosque. A makeshift shotgun was seized. Every window was shot out, and a police sergeant said the two-story box-like building "looked like a soviss cheese." Shooting spread briefly to nearby streets. Only last Sunday members of the Black Muslim group had been addressed by Marquette Frye, whose arrest for drunken driving sparked the nation's worst Negro uprising of the century. Warns Of Future He was quoted as having told the Muslims, "these troops do not mean a thing. They haven't seen anything yet." Frye was out on bail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving, malicious mischief and battery. In today's disturbance a veteran's social club and a barber shop were -riddled. A garage near the mosque set ablaze by a firebomb and the streets around the Muslim headquarters were littered with shell casings from pistols and shotguns. Officers were .reported to have seized files and membership rosters from the temple. Shortly after the incident police reported a telephone call to Los Angeles International Airport threatening retaliation for the riddling of the Mosque. Six carloads of police were sent to the airport to reinforce security guards. Shortly before dawn National Guardsmen began lobbing tear gas grenades down storm drains in the area after receiv- Biggest U. S. Victory of War— Thousands Of Marines Pound Viet Reds by Land, Sea and Air By MICHAEL T. MALOY SAIGON (OPI) — A massive force of U.S. Marines inflicted "hundreds" of casualties on dug-in Viet Cong near Otiu Lai today. It appeared to be the biggest American victory of the war in Viet Nam. Thousands of leathernecks hit the'Viet Cong uy land, sea and air, catching a guerrilla force estimated at more than 1,000 by surprise in what a spokesman called a "very, very successful attack." The operation, supported by fighter-fooiribers helicopters and the .big guns of the U.S. 7th Fleet, was described as the biggest Marine action of the war. Ttie spokesman said it was still continuing. The spokesman said the Ma- •ir«« suffered "many" casual- from what he called the to ghest guerrillas they have y4 faced. But he said the cas- :ies were light in view of the '. of the operation, he Marines reported captur- large numbers of weapons supplies in the naval, air si and ground attack which began this morning and still was continuing late today. Da Nang Defense Point The battle took place at the village complex of Von Tuong, 12 miles south of the Chu Lai airstrip. Chu Lai is some 50 miles south of Da Nang.and about 320 . miles northeast of Saigon. The airstrip is one of the main defenses for Da Nang. The spokesman said surprise and good intelligence were largely responsible for the victory. The - Marines said "many" battalions of leathernecks took part in the operation along with helicopters, Navy ships and air strikes. A Marine battalion runs 1,000 to 1,500 men ; The attack came after the Viet Cong made" attempts to penetrate the Da Nang airfield base perimeter during the night at four widely separate points. All four, attacks were repulsed. The Marines killed two. guerrillas and suffered no casualties. A U.S. Air Force spokesman reported today that American Air Force, Navy, Marine and- Vietnamese air force pilots killed 15,123 Communist guerrillas during airstri'kes so far this year. He said the figures were based on actual body count by ground troops or forward air controllers. Bombing and strafing American war planes and artillery added their high explosives to the attack. The light cruiser Galveston, which -mounts six 6- inch and six 5-inch guns, as(Continued on Page Four) 5 a. m. . 11 a. m. Death Claims Mrs. Linville Services Friday For Resident, 90 Mrs. Emma Linville, 90, a lifelong resident of Decatur County, died at 5 a. m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital here. For several years she had been in declining health. Her condition had been serious in recent weeks. A native of the Kingston community, she was the daughter of James and Mary Oakley Carr. She was born on June 11, 1875. She was reared near Kingston. Her marriaga to Clarence W. Linville took place at Greensburg on Aug. 18, 1892. Her hus-j preceded her in death on April j 4, 1961. Mrs. Linville had resided inj the Clarksburg and Springhill ~~~ ' communities before locating inj a » • reensburg about 30 years ago. | F'or a number of years she 'had ived at 1204 North Lincoln Street. Her husband operated ;.a service station and general store 'here prior to his death. A long-time member of the WEATHER H'mon 6884 Max. Tues ................... 91 Min. Tues ........................ 70 City 66 88 91 68 LATE WEATHER-P a r 1 1 y cloudy this afternoon, tonighi and Thursday. Occasional showers and thundershowers north and central portions this afternoon and over entire state tonight and Thursday. Not much temperature change. Low tonight 66 to 72. High Thursday in the 80s north, 86 to 95 south. Sunset today 7:38 p. m. Sunrise Thursday 6 a. m. Outlook for Friday: Partly cloudy with showers and thundershowers likely. Low mid 60s north to low 70s south. High mid 80s north to near 90 south TONIGHT Ipringhill United Presbyterian Church, she had also been affil- ated with Philo Rebekah Lodge ^o. 75 in Greensburg for 61 years. Until four years ago she had jeen an active member of a home demonstration club. She s a member of the W. S. C. S. and the War Mothers. The survivors include: A son, Bernie Linville of Greensburg; wo daughters, Mrs. Bernie Mary) Humphrey of Greens- >urg and Mrs. Eli (Thelma) 3arlow of Pacific Palisades, Dalif.; three grandchildren and ive great-grandchildren. Two sons, Claude J. Linville and Charles Linville, preceded icr in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday in Gilliland- lowe Funeral Home. Burial will )e in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home : ill be after 6 p. m. Thursday. hiochsburg Rites or Mrs. Frueh, 70 Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Frueh, 70, native of he Enochsburg community and esident of Hamilton, 0., for the ast several years will be held aturday at 9 a. m. in St. John's Catholic Church in Enochsburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Frueh died Tuesday at her home in Hamilton, 0. Survivors include a sister, Miss Rose Bohman, Enochsburg, and a brother, Harry Bohman, R. R. 6, Greensburg. Visitation at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville will be after 4 p. m. Friday with a (Continued on Page Five) rosary service at 8:45 p. m. Showers Forecast Tonight By United Press International Fog followed two days of shower activity in Northern Indiana today which produced more than an inch of rain in places, but the southern half of the state continued to broil in dry heat. Precipitation the last 48 hours has totaled 1.10 inches at Chicago, 1.08 at Fort Wayne, .60 at Lafayette and .15 at South Bend. But the rain failed to filter into the central and southern sections where temperatures in the 90s droned into the sixth consecutive day. Light fog was reported at Lafayette and Fort Wayne this morning, dense fog at South Bend. Showers Due Occasional showers and thundershowers were seen in the north and central 'portions this afternoon and over the entire state tonight and Thursday. Showers and thundershowers are likely again Friday. No major relief from the summer's longest hot spell was predicted. Temperatures crested Tuesday between 84 at South Bend and 94 at Evansville and Cincinnati. Highs today and Thursday were expected to range from the 80s to the low 90s. The outlook for Friday was little temperature change, and the five-day forecast said it will be warmer Friday or Saturday and turn cooler Sunday or Monday. Temperatures through next Monday will average near normal north to three degrees above normal south. Precipitation during that period will (Continued on Page Five) Claim Breakins Here Solved A series of breakins in Greensburg and Decatur County was claimed solved by local authorities today following the arrest of two 21-year-old youths on charges of second degree burglary. Arraigned in Decatur Circuit Court Wednesday morning were Ronald P. Linger of Greensburg and Marvin L. Williams of Letts. They were granted time to consult with their court-appointed attorneys and returned to jail under $4,000 bond each. Frank I. Hamilton was appointed by the court to represent Linger and an attorney is to be appointed for Williams. The pair are charged with breaking into Carl's Super Rose Service Station at 275 North Michigan Avenue the night of Aug. 10. Carl Hitch, owner, reported approximately $22 in cash and a .22 caliber automatic pistol taken. Acting on an anonymous tip, City Police picked up Linger Tuesday morning and after several hours' questioning they said he signed a confession admitting his part in this breakin, as well as several others. Williams was taken into custody on a warrant at Letts Corner at 4 p. m. Tuesday by City Patrolman Donald Nelson and Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker. Authori- ties said he also signed a confession admitting the breakin in Greensburg and iour others in Decatur County. Wednesday morning a 16-year- old juvenile and an 18-year-old youth, both from Greensburg, were picked up and have also admitted complicity in breakins in the county, according to authorities, who added that still further arrests are expected to be made in connection with the thefts. Among the breakins held solved by authorities, besides the one at the service station here, are: Theft of beer, wine, cigarettes and §2.75 in change from the Ennebrock Tavern at New Point two weeks ago; theft of a cash register containing no money from the Gulf service station at the east edge of Greensburg Aug. 2; theft of gasoline from a tank owned by Roadways, Inc., at the county highway garage at the east edge of Greensburg Aug. 3; and vandalism at the Sandcreek school amounting to approximately $100 and theft of $3.50 in change on Oct. 15,. 1964. Police said a number of other breakins here during the past several weeks are expected to be cleared up within a few days. Illness Fatal To Woman, 79 Rites Friday For Mrs. Cora Vansickle Mrs. Cora Ellen Vansickle, 79, widow of Ben H. Vansickle and a well known resident of Adams, died at 3:15 p. m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital here. In declining health for 16 months, she had been in a serious condition for a week. The daughter of Robert and Louise Kramer Lacey, she was born in Franklin County on June 10, 1886. For the past 48 years she had resided in Decatur County of which 44 years had been spent at Adams. Mrs. Vansickle was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at Adams. She was affiliated with the Milford Chapter of the Order of Eastern. Star. On June 4, 1909, she was married at Indianapolis to Ben H. Vansickle. Her husband, for many years identified with highway work in Decatur County, preceded her in death on April 19, 1962. The survivors include: A daughter, Mrs. William (Mildred) Heck of Greensburg, former treasurer of Decatur County; a son, Howard E. Vansickle of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren, Steve and Bill Heck of Greensburg and Max and Sandra Vansickle of Indianapolis. Four brothers and two sisters, who survive, are: Albert Lacey of St. Paul, Roy Lacey of Connersville, Elmer Lacey and Mrs. Ralph Lawson of Milroy, Oscar Lacey of Rushville and Mrs. Clarence Remmler of Richmond. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. A brother, Sherman Lacey, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Gilliland- Howe Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery at Adams. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 2 p. m. Thursday. Milford Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 8 p. m. Thursday. Mrs. Effie Neal, 85, Dies at IOOF Home Mrs. Effie Edith Neal, 85, died at 2:10 p. m. Tuesday in the Indiana Odd Fellows Home. Born in Jennings County on Feb. 12, 1880, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Nancy Sutsin Campbell. Her husband, who was a member of Columbus Lodge No. 58, I. 0. 0. F., preceded her in death. Mrs. Neal came to the -state home here from Columbus on Nov. 21, 1955. She was a member of the Christian Church at North Vernpn. The survivors include: Two sons, Chester Neal of Columbus; and Virgil Neal of R. R. 1, Westport; and a grandson, Ivan Neal of Westport. The body has been taken to the Dowd Funeral Home at North Vernon, where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday. Visitation at the funeral. home will be after 1 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery at Elizabethtown. 43 IN MINNESOTA NEW YORK (UPI) — The highest temperature reported to the U. S. Weather Bureau Tuesday, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 104 at Needles and Imperial, Calif. The low this morning was 43 at Hibbing, Minn. Gemini Flight Remains "Go" By ALVIN B. WEBB CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — The federal space agency- said today that, despite the "rare possibility" of a power 'problem, the record-seeking orbital flight of astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles (Pete) Conrad remained "go" for Thursday. Paul Haney, public affairs officer for the agency's Houston manned spacecraft center, denied a news report quoting him as saying the blast-off probably wouM be delayed beyond the planned 9 a. m. EST (10 a.m. EOT) lift-off time Thursday. The possibility of trouble was indicated by a computer run-in connection with a test in St. Louis, Mo., of fuel cells of the type designed to provide power for Gemini-5's eight-day voyage through space. No Problem On Craft But officials at Cape Kennedy said "the problem has not been detected on Spacecraft-5. There is no problem out on the launch pad." Nevertheless, technic i a n s were putting Gemini-5's fuel cell system through- "extensive tests" to make sure it continues working properly. A failure in mid-flight could cut its time in space in half. Officials said the potential trouble indicated by the- St. Louis computer "is a rare possibility." The main concern was that some of the cell's vital hydrogen supply might boil off because of a lack of adequate insulation. Otherwise, Cooper and Conrad were "fit, ready and rarin' to go" on the long voyage. They spent the morning today reviewing the status of their 109-foot- tail space machine. When they leave Thursday they plan to stay in space until at least Aug. 27. Can Rewrite Records In between is a planned 191 hours, 53 minutes in which Cooper, the pilot with the Oklahoma drawl, and co-pilot Con- rad stand a chance to virtually rewrite the manned spaceflight record books. The Gemini-5 astronauts, who shook a "flu-like condition" to win their final medical clearances Tuesday, planned today to review their booster rocket— the towering Titan-2, a two- stage power-plant with enough muscle to "kick" them into an orbit 219 miles high. Atop "the rocket rested the bell-shaped Gemini-5 capsule, a 7,500-ipound miracle of modern science .with a living room- about the size of two cozy telephone 'booths. This, for 121 trips around the "on Page rJJiir^ " "' BULLETINS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) —State fire marshal Norman Fesler said today his office will take steps reluctantly to inspect all amusement rides at the Indiana State Fair for • adherence to safety regulations in the wake of a rash of carnival accidents in the state this year that have killed one person and injured five others. WASHINGTON (UPI) —President Johnson's $1.7 billion request to pay for the steadily increasing South Viet Nam war was approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee. NEW YORK (UPI) — Dow Jones 1 p. m. CDT stock averages: 30 indus 897.05 up 2.79 217.40 up Z.01 156.00 up 0.04 315.67 up 1.37 20 rails 15 utils 65 stocks CONQUERS ATLANTIC — Cleveland newspaperman Robert Monty, 48, gives himself a handshake aboard his IS'/i-foot sailboat Tinkerbelle, in which he sailed from Falmouth, Mass., to Falmouth, England. Story on Page 12.

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