Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 19, 1965 · Page 8
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Greensburg, Indiana
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Thursday, August 19, 1965
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS Twenty Pages Section One Frank A. White WASHINGTON, D. C., has been described as the most beautiful city in the world but underneath lies a cesspool of crime that is a cause of shame to all of us. In the following paragraphs I have drawn Ifrom remarks of U. S. Senator John L. McClellan (D-Ark.) and Rep. Richard L. Roudebush, Re- Mr. White publican of Indiana's Sixth District. Roudebush said: "J. EDGAR HOOVER, director of the FBI, does not exag gerate when he says that it i unsafe on the streets of Wash ington and other major America cities after dark. "The nation's capital has be come a jungle after sunset, de spite heroic efforts of the polic department. "Police dogs roam Capito Hill, day and night, with thei uniformed masters. "NEWSPAPERS RUN front page articles on how to defen yourself from bodily harm an how to protect your home from robbery. "Bookstands offer specials o: books dealing with self-defense "Three clerks on my stal have been taking judo course after work for weeks now from a Marine instructor who is train ing Capitol Hill employes to de fend themselves from possible attacks. "THE GIRLS ARE quite seri ous about the course and ar faithful in their attendance They also carry tear gas gun in their purses, and when leav ing the office after dark in the short daylight months, they an accompanied by policemen t their cars. "A written notice on a Supreme Court bulletin board plainly states to women employes, 'Do not leave the building after dark unescorted.' "Police for weeks have been trying to catch a pair of per verts roaming three office buildings of the U. S. House ol Representatives. "FBI Chieftain J. Edgar Hoo ver put his finger on part of the trouble when he said recently that some bleeding heart judges and social workers have been Worried more about sensibilities and rights of the criminal than the safety and well-being of law- abiding American citizens." SENATOR McCLELLAN heads a committee that has been investigating criminals for several years. Against this background, Senator McClellan has introduced five bills in Congress to combat crime. He spoke on the subject, which was frightening, in these words: "There is a wave of unprecedented lawlessness in the country — 7,000 major crimes are committed every day, day in and day out, Sundays included." SENATOR McCLELLAN put his finger on one of the chief reasons in what he called an "imbalance in the scales of justice." "Some courts," he said, "seem so obsessed with technicalities that they lose sight of the truth." He cited a long list of examples of "overzealous pity for the criminal and an equivalent disregard for his victim." WE SPEND SOME $50 billion a year to build modern fighting forces and forestall attacks by foreign foes. Yet this country could be destroyed by internal foes. The senator said: "We must re-examine our entire approach to the administration of justice." There is hardly a day in Indiana that some criminal, no matter how guilty, doesn't go free on a technicality. It may be because the police, while catching him red-handed in crime, did not have a search warrant. Because of the red tape in administering justice, it is growing more and more difficult to get good men on our police forces. Good police are vital. When 800 policemen were put on subway trains in New York City (8 p. m. to 4 a. m.) crime rate on the subways dropped by 62 per cent. Our police are on our side and deserve a better deal. Volume IXXH SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensfaurg, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 19,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10<; carrier, 45 f week Issue No. 187 Gemini Space Shot Postponed School Days Here Again Soon! School bells will ring here for the first time on Friday, August 27, as the more than 5,000 Decatur County boys and girls, young men and women—from kindergarten to college, return to their classrooms. These are the days of preparedness—of getting everything in readiness for busy months ahead. Today's issue of the Daily News focuses attention on the beginning of school. Its three sections are filled with - information of interest to students and parents alike. Its advertising messages are aimed at the thousands of school shoppers who will be buying clothing, shoes, school room supplies and countless other necessities for the changing . season ahead. In addition to our regular subscribers, 1,197 Ripley County families will receive a copy of today's Daily News. Fair, Mild Weather Promised By .United Press International Scattered thunderstorm activity reduced the heat and in- j creased the humidity in Indiana today and brought at least temporary relief from the season's longest string of warm days. Storms and showers droppec moisture on Hoosiers for the fourth day in a row, but some areas ibarely were dampened while others got more than an nch of precipitation during that four-day period. Severe thunderstorm forecasts were issued for Southeastern Indiana late Wednesday afternoon, but no heavily damaging storms were reported. Earlier in the day, other thunderstorms swept selected areas of the state with wind gusts up nearly 50 miles, lightning jolts which set fires, and pro- fusions of rain. More Rain Due It was raining at Evans- viK.e, Cincinnati and Louisville after dawn this morning, and more scattered thundershowers rere due throughout the day ver all areas of the state. (Continued on Page Seven) WEATHER H'mon City a. m 1 a. m Rainfall flax. Wed. Jim. Wed. Rainfall 63 78 81 90 68 08 68 74 .71 91 66 .12 LATE WEATHER — Partly loudy this afternoon. A little varmer northwest but cooler ith a few showers extreme outh. Fair north, partly cloudy outh and a little coole"r tonight, dostly sunny with little temper- ture change Friday. Low to- ight in the 60s. High Friday 76 o 82 north, in the 80s south. Sun- et today 7:36 p. m. Sunrise Fri- ay 6:01 a. m. Outlook for Saturday: Fair and mUd. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 80s. TONIGHT Knights of Pythias. Jaycees. Boy Scouts. Schools Open Schools will open in the Greensburg Community School system for morning sessions on Friday, Aug. 27. Those in elementary schools will attend from 8:45-10 a. m.; Junior High School, 8:30-10:20 a. m.; High School, 8:30-10:30 a. m. Monday, the elementary schools will hold classes from 8:45-11 a. m.; Junior High, 8:30-11:35 a. m.; High School, 8:30-11:45 a. m. Tuesday's session will be the same as Monday's. No classes will be held Wednesday because of Education Day at the Indiana State Fair and Thursday will begin first full-day sessions. After attending half-day sessions on Thursday, Sept. 2, students attending Decatur County Community schools will meet Frida3% Sept. 3, for a full day. Schools will not be in session Labor Day, Sept. 6. The roster of teachers for the Greensburg Community Schools appears on Page 9. The Decatur County Community Schools roster is on Page 17. Capsule's Radio System Is Balky By ALVIN B. WEBB JR. CAPE KENNEDY (DPI) — A radio spokesman aboarc the Gemini-5 space capsule today forced postponement of th launching of astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles (Pete Conrad on an eight-day endurance flight. The unhappy astro nauts were being brought out of the capsule under dark and rainy skies. The postponement — just 10 minutes before scheduled liftoff —was heartbreaking for the astronauts and the crews that had worked for months to fare the capsule on its Titan rocket without a hitch. The earliest the flieht could be resumed was Saturday. The countdown nad started on time in the pre-dawn hours at the cape. Then, as the sun rose on a brilliant sky, engineers ran into a problem filling the new electric power cells for the capsule with liquid hydrogen. There was a 3-hour, 18- miraute "hold" of the countdown. The countdown resumed and everything seemed going smoothly as the astronauts suited up and boarded the capsule atop the 90ifoot rocket. The countdown progressed without a hitch until T-minus 10 minutes: 10 minutes short of ignition and liftoff from launch Pad 19. Mission Director Everett E. Christensen 'Ordered the" flight "scrubbed." In the preceding 10 minutes, the astronauts and officials noticed a problem in a telemetry system. Rain Starts The rain started coming down. The gantry that had been lowered was raised again as lightning flashed in the skies near the launch site. Gemini control explained it would be a conductor of lightning if the lightning came to the launcl afea. ["Let's hang on and try to gc toflay," the astronauts pleaded But it was no use. jThe word was passed to tWem. '"Aw, .gee!" Cooper said "You promised a launch todaj arid not a wet mock (rehear sal)." Technicians swarmed over the capsule and the mighty rocket, snapping switches and turning off power. Looking glum, Conrad and Cooper removed their helmets Then, professionals used to the breaks, they smiled. There would 'be another day. Raindrops spattered the. capsule and lightning flashed in the cape area as the count(Continued on Page Three) Death Claims Mrs. Billman Rites Saturday For County Native, 86 Mrs. Ann Oliger Billman, 86, widow of Nick Billman and a native of Decatur County, died at One Youth Pleads Guilty To Burglary Arraignment of two youths charged with second degree burglary was completed in Decatur Circuit Court Thursday and that of a third was begun. Ronald P. Linger, 21, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to the charge filed against him Wednse- day in connection with a break- n at Carl's Super Rose Service Station here Aug. 10. He was returned to jail under $4,000 bond sending sentencing after the probation officer makes his investigation. Marvin L. Williams, 21. Letts. pleaded not guilty to the same charge, based on the same incident, and trial was s-et for Sept. Damage Set At $1,150 In Mishaps Damage was estimated at $750 in a two-car crash on Indiana 3 at the north edge of Greensburg at 3:40 p. m. Wednesday. State Police said the accident happened when a northbound car driven by Leland R. Taylor, 23, Greensburg, was turned in front of a southbound vehicle operated by m. Thursday Hospital at in St. Beech Mrs. city. Betty Black, 23, of this Taylor was cited to appear in Justice of Peace Court Aug. 31 on a charge of failure to yield the right of way. Damage to Taylor's 1958-model car was estimated at $500 and that to Mrs. Black's 1964-model auto at $250. under also returned to bond. who had been appointed to represent both youths, was granted a request j o withdraw as counsel for Wil-| iams because of conflict of in- :erest and John Fitch was named ;o represent him. The latest to be charged with (Continued on Page Seven) $300 Damage Damage was estimated at $300 in an accident on the east side of the square shortly before noon Thursday. City police said a pickup truck driven south on the inner traffic lane by William N. Hill. 21, R. R. 2. Greensburg, struck a car in the rear that was being operated by Arthur J. Wagner, 44, R. R. l, Greensburg, and then struck a parked auto belonging to William C. Kreusman, 42. Batesville. Police said Hill told them his brakes failed to work. Damage to the 1954-model truck owned by Norvel Hill of this city was estimated at $150, car 5:30 a. Francis Grove, according to word received here. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday in Holy •Name Catholic Church at Beech Grove. Visitation at Little, Funeral Home at Beech Grove will begin Friday. The daughter of John and Christina Sauer Oliger, she was born in Deoatur County on April 10, 1879. She .was reared in this community. The survivors include: Two sons, Paul Billman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Luke Billman of Indianapolis; Mrs. Tom three Tate, daughters, Mrs. Jack Barnes and Mrs. Frank Carson, all of Indianapolis; and three brothers, Joseph J. Oliger, Charles H. Oliger and Henry L. Oliger, all of Greensburg. She wias preceded in death by her husband, Nick Billman; a son, Mark Billman; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Myers and Mrs. Clara Peggs; and two brothers, Frank Oliger and William --G. Oliger. The son, Mark Billman, met death while participating in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race on May 30, 1933. at $100 and that to the Kreusman vehicle at $50. City police also investigated a mishap in the 400 block of North Lincoln at 3:15 p. m. Wednesday. Involved were a State Highway Department truck operated by William D. Nuss, i9, R. R. 8, «*ontfnm»rt on Pne? Threp* BULLETINS WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House approved a compromise S3.36 billion foreign aid bill today over Republican protests that it left the door open for indirect help to North Viet Nam. The roll call vote was 243 to 150. T-he one-year extension of the aid program was sent to the Senate which is expected to act on Monday. NEW YORK (UPI) — Dow Jones 1 p. m. CDT stock averages: 30 indits 896.01 up 1.64 20 rails 217.35 up 0.23 15 utils 155.69 up 0.09 65 stocks 315.35 up 0.44 BEACH PARTY, VIET NAM STYLE—These Marines on their way to a swim at the beach at Chu Lai, South Viet Nam, are packing their rifles, just in case. U.S. Marines Ki 550 Reds in Viet By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) — U.S. Ma Fines killed 550 Viet Cong wounded an estimated 1,000 anc captured 50 hard core guerril as in fighting near Chu Lai, a U.S. Marine spokesman said to day. He hailed the victory as he biggest operational success of the Viet Nam war. The victory cost the Marines he heaviest casualties of any American action of the Viet war; the spokesman said figures were announced under new military regulations. The spokesman said the scene >f the fighting was the stronghold of the 1st Viet Cong Regiment, one of the toughest Communist fighting forces in Viet Nam. The Marines said the ighting was as tough as that if Korea and Okinawa. The Marines captured scores »f weapons of all types from ndividual arms to crew-served veapons such as 81 millimeter mortars and 57 mm recoilless iifles. A spokesman said ear- ier the Marines captured 'mountains" of other supplies. The heaviest part of the oper- tion appeared to be over and he spokesman said the last ontact between the Marines nd VC pockets of resistance ook place this afternoon. The Marines drove to the coast in he fighting area 12 miles south f Chu Lai and will complete operation Friday by search- 561 Americans lave Died in Viet WASHINGTON (UPI) — The 'efense Department announced oday that 561 Americans had ied in Viet Nam combat through UK. 16. The figure did not include asualties sustained in current eavy fighting which has cost S. Marines the heaviest osses of any action of the war. Today's report said Army fa- alities totaled 354, Marines 77, ir Force 91 and Navy 39. ' The report also listed 3,024 mericans as wounded and 44 nissing in Viet Nam up to mid- ight last Monday. The Pentagon said an addi- onal 269 Americans had died Viet Nam from non-combat auses since Jan. 1, 1961. 291 Names on '65 College List *^ The 1965 list of Decatur County students who will enroll in universities, colleges, preparatory schools and institutions offering specialized training this fall, as compiled by the Greensburg Daily News, contains 291 names —57 more than the total last year. , Seventy schools throughout the nation and one in Europe have drawn a larger number of Decatur County youth toward higher education than ever before. A similar list compiled in 1960 contained 172 names, by 1961 the list had grown to 212, in 1962 the list numbered 211, 1963 saw a! marked rise to 244 and last year's list totaled 234. Listed in groups of universities, colleges, prep schools, finishing schools and specialized or technical training schools, the students from Decatur County who will continue their education beyond the high school level follows: INDIANA UNIVERSITY—Ronald P. Hampton, Nancy Moeller. Melvin Probst, Jane Miller, Jim Miller, J. Michael McLaughlin, Sandra Link, Phil Goddard, John R. Picker, Douglas Fry, Gary L. Gallon, Barbara Barnett, Melita Jane Hancock, Phyllis Kay Siefker, Robert G. Siefker, Albert Meyer, Steven Bailey, Kenneth Hull, Stephen E. Ralston, Diane Winters, Carole Schurch, Barbara Bewley, Mary Ellen Masters, Mike Miner, Byron Tetrick, Teresa Tetrick, Philip Downey, Timothy M. Cruser, Michele Earhart, A. David Meyer, James Platt, Linda Young, G or d o n McLaughlin, John Gauck, Norman Schlemmer, Charles Hyatt, Jackie Hoy, Vickie Stone, Bill Shaw, Jeff DeMoss, Jim Konnersman, Steve Bailey, Judy L. Conwell, Virginia "(Gerth) Ferrill, David Konnersman, Charles Hessler, Eddie Richards, Barbara Barnett, Harvey McDonald, Ellen Fisse, James Daugherty, Regina Hyatt, Rolla Hendrickson Jr., Mike Wasson, Virginia Kiefer, Daniel L. Thompson. (Graduate School) Elizabeth Jane McLaughlin, Lois Downey. INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL—Terrence R. Noe. PURDUE UNIVERSITY—Ar- thur Berkemeier, Gary Nobbe, Jim C. Crane, Linda Klink, Melodi Miers, David Miers, Wallace Moeller, Sharon Jackson, Edward Buening Jr., D. Edward Morgan, Danny E. Menkhaus, Lynn Dale Hadler, Roland Shirk, Richard Lee Best", Phil Guthrie, Elizabeth J. Barker, Neil Wenning, Carolyn Ann Martin, Barbara Stewart, Carol Stewart, Rex Tetrick, Steven Davis, Alan Barnett, Dallas W. Gorbett, Paul Thomas Martin, Stanley Tebbe, Tom Staples, (Continued OB Page Seven) ing beach areas for holdouts. Tonight civilians in the area were filtering back through the Marines lines to safety in- the rear and are being provided with food and water, the spokesman said. Expect Cleanup Tonight An American military spokesman said the Marines expected to complete most of their cleaning up operations tonight. Lt. Gen. Victor M. Krulac, commander of all-Marine forces in the Pacific, described the battle as a "fine victory for the first team." But in another battle in the central highlands, an annihilation force of Viet Cong overran the district capital of Dak Sut and an American special forces camp in Kontum Province. The town's garrison and camp was one of the last barriers in the region to Communist infiltration from southern Laos. Three other smaller actions were reported close to Saigon with defenders suffering heavy casualties at Ninh Hoa, nine miles from the capital. Rescue Eight Americans At dawn U.S. Army aviators braved withering Viet Cong ground fire in a daring helicopter rescue of eight American survivors who fought their way out of Dak Sut before the town and their camp fell to the attacking Viet Cong. UPI correspondent Joseph L.' Galloway, aboard one of the rescue helicopters, said the eight survivors made their way to the crest of a grassy hill about one mile from the blazing camp, and signalled the searching helicopters with a shaving mirror. The fate of other Americans possibly stationed at the camp and perhaps 350 South Vietnamese defenders was not known, ' , An undisclosed number of rescue aircraft were hit but none was reported downed. ;The rescued survivors were (Continued on Page Three) Milling Operations May Be Suspended Nebraska Consolidated Mills Company, with headquarters at Omaha, Nebr., is planning to adhere to its original schedule of suspension of milling operations in Greensburg after Friday. Company officials are still negotiating for the sale of the milling property, according to Glenn E. Bleile, plant manager. Currently, the milling operation has 17 employes. The industry here is the successor to ths Garland Milling Company, a long-time flour milling operation in Greensburg. The first mill was established here in 1869. — Daily News Photo. DRESSED FOR PAGEANT—Dr. Dale D. Dickson, Greensburg physician, dons the frock coat, derby and hair adornment in preparation for the pageant, "Early Decatur County Medicine," to be staged Sunday at 2 p. m. at the summer meeting of the Decatur County Historical Society at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Parker, southwest of Greensburg. Dr. Dickson, who will serve as narrator for the pageant, holds a Civil War cannonball from the Battle of Shiloh and a cap worn by a soldier in the Union Army.

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