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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS Sixteen Pages Section One Frank A. White A, MEETING THIS past weekend in which 1,000 Democratic party members overran French Lick had considerable political significance under the surface. In a show of party unity, Gov. Roger iX Grani- gin praised the job being done by both U.' S. senators, Birch Bayh Jr. and Vance Hartke. He also had some bouquets r. White for former Gov. Matthew E. Welsh. It is no secret that there have been some sharp differences between these leaders at times. This French Lick 85th annual meeting of the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association held other meaning to those who are students of Hoosier politics. It divulged the theme to come in the Democratic bid to win next year's congressional contests. HERE ARE THE basic points we will hear over and over again in months to come: (1) Achievements of the last State Legislature which was in Democrat hands in the governor's office and both House and Senate. The crowning achievement of the Assembly, from a Democratic viewpoint, was redistricting and reapportionment. It gave six congressional districts to Democrats to five for Republicans, under normal circumstances. Also, according to the gerrymanders, a forthcoming legislature may well be Democratically controlled. (2) IN THE CONGRESSIONAL campaign that is being mounted the enactment of big, revolution ary bills in record number by the Congress that is expected to adjourn about Sept. 27 will be stressed. Congress, like the state, was in Democrat hands. (3) Democratic strategy calls for driving home recognition of the prolonged business boom. Heard again will be the old slogan of not changing horses in midstream of business prosperity. Such is the blueprint I heard by the governor and two U. S. senators in meeting the press and speaking at French Lick. WHEN ONE OR MORE of the top figures of the GOP and Democrat parties agree, that is news. It has happened. Congressman William G. Bray, Republican, and Congressman Richard Roudebush, Republican, made a flying, unexpected trip to take a firsthand look at the Atterbury Job Corps project. IT HAS HAD SOME very bad national publicity. Bray called for more power in the hands of the director of the project to summarily dismiss troublemakers. Now it takes up to 90 days to get rid of the disrupting troublemakers. U. S. Senator Birch Bayh Jr., in his French Lick press conferences, appraised the Job Corps over the nation, admitting errors but holding good will come. He agreed that the difficulty of getting rid of unfit troublemakers at Atterbury was wrong and must be corrected. GRANTING VACATIONS to employes is part of the new way of life we are experiencing. Two-thirds of America's manufacturers now give four weeks' paid vacation or more annually to longtime employes, compared •with 15 per cent of the companies that did this in 1956. This was disclosed by a study by the National Industrial Conference Board, a non-profit research group. Manufacturers generally cut the requirement for that fourth week to 20 years' service instead of 25 years. EMPLOYES ALSO ARE getting more paid holidays. About 31 per cent of the manufacturers close for eight holidays a year, compared with 10 per cent who closed for eight holidays in 1956. Bank and insurance company employes do better.' Nearly 50 per cent of the banks and 30 per cent of the insurance companies now close on at least 10 holidays annually. All this costs money. American business now spends an average about 7 per cent of its annual payroll on vacation and holiday pay, compared with 5% per cent a decade ago. One meaning of all this to Hoosiers is that tourist business is booming in Indiana and is going to grow bigger and bigger with time. Tourists spend a lot of money increasing prosperity for Hoosier economy. ( Volume LXXU SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensburg, Ind., Wednesday. Sept. 1,1965 GUESS WHO—Wearing sun glasses and snappy white caps with their blue NASA jumpers, champion space twins Pete Conrad (left) and Gordon Cooper stand side-by-side at Cape Kennedy. They're in a string of tests that will last longer than their eight-day flight. Ready for Two-Week Voyage— Space Twins 7 Tests NX Delight" Doctors By AL ROSSITER JR. CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — America's eight-day Gemini 5 orbit flight proved today that man is physically ready for a two-week space voyage this winter and a moon trip this decade. Dr. Charles E. Berry, head of the medical office of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, said Tuesday he was "delighted" with the medical condition of champion astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad. Son Given Lie Test in Dad's Death SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI)— The results of a lie detector test given Scott 'Banish, 18, in the stabbing death of his Army sergeant father were described today as "inconclusive." Sheriff William Locks said the nature of responses to questions asked Banish made it necessary to consider further lie tests, perhaps in another city. Banish was jailed late Monday, ending a search of more than two months which began last July when the family car was found with his clothing inside on the shore of Lake Michigan in a Michigan park. He was arrested at Fort Wayne where he tried to enlist in the Army at a recruiting station, and authorities immediately sought to determine if he tiad any connection with the death of Staff Sgt. Edward Banish Aug. 22 in the Banish home here. Banish told authorities he was working on a fishing boat off the West Coast at the time of his father's slaying. Among questions asked while Banish was on the lie detector was whether he had been in the Banish home the night his father was killed. Sheriff's officers have been :rying to contact the captain of the tuna boat, Joanne, on which Banish said he was working. They took photos of Banish at .he St. Joseph County Jail Tuesday night, intending to send :hem to the boat captain to see if Banish could be identified as he "Daniel McFarlaiid" who was on the boat crew. Banish asked that one photo j taken with his hair mussed because "that's the way the captain will remember me." They withstood the record- shattering journey so well, Berry said, that "I'd go tomorrow" on a more extended tour of space. Conrad and Cooper moved into the third day of reviewing their journey happy to know they will see their families sooner than they had thought. To See Wives They will get a break in their 11 days of post-flight seclusion to fly to Houston Thursday and were expected to see their wives for the first time since the Aug. 21 blastoff. Earlier space officials said they would not be allowed to visit their families until Sept. 9, when they are scheduled to report to the nation. Berry said that they appear in as good or better shape than the Gemini 4 pilots did after four days in space. Today's schedule for the Gemini twins called for more of the routine medical tests they have faced since their Sunday splashdown, and more of the "debriefings" needed to prepare for future space flights. One result of the Gemini 5 flight was revealed Tuesday. President Johnson approved' a new policy that will promote Conrad from a lieutenant commander to a commander in the Navy. Cooper was promoted to (Continued on Pa?e Eight) BULLETINS WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said today that while Viet Nam peace efforts have drawn a blank so far, North Viet Nam might now be listening closer. Mansfield, in a Senate speech aimed at clarifying issues in the current U. S. peace moves, said that "it wou-'d appear that negotiations to end the conflict are feasible, insofar as Hanoi is concerned." KARACHI, Pakistan (UPI)— Indian and Pakistan air force planes battled today over Kashmir, a Pakistani spokesman reported. He said four Indian planes were shot down. TCie spokesman did not announce Pakistani losses if any. WEATHER H'mon City 5 a. m 62 60 11 a. m 71 68 Rainfall .16 — Max. Tues 73 73 Min. Tues 63 63 Rainfall 21 .26 LATE WEATHER — Mostly sunny north, partly cloudy south this afternoon. Fair and cooler tonight. Thursday fair with little temperature change. Low tonight 47 to 53 north, in the 50s south. High Thursday 70 to 78. Sunset today 7:17 p. m. Sunrise Thursday 6:14 a. m. Outlook for Friday: Fair and a little warmer. Lows in the 50s. Highs 76 to 82. TONIGHT Eagles. Elks. As Cooler Air Stays By United Press International Substantial rains hit 'Ohio River areas along Indiana's southern border today as August faded into September. Louisville recorded 3.34 inches of precipitation in the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. today, and the leather Bureau said 2.89 inches fell in the last six hours of the period. Evansville measured 1.98 nches and Cincinnati 1.52. Elsewhere the rain was more skimpy, including Lafayette 1.26, Indianapolis .22, Fort Wayne .14 and South Bend .04. Other totals included Kokomo 1.45, Bluffton 1.13, Hartford City 56, Medora 1.22, Frankfort .94, Beford .90, Shoals 1.34, Terre Haute .18, Seymour 1.05, Anderson .52, Wabash .71, Spencer .53, Vincennes .76, Columbus .59, Marion 1.10, Rushville .65. The downstate downpours were a "last but not least" situation. In the preceding 24-hour )eriod, upstate areas got light :o moderate rainfall while the Ohio River area was receiving none. The rain appeared over, at .east for the next three days. D artly cloudy conditions were expected to prevail today, with skies clearing tonight and fair weather on tap for Thursday and Friday. Cool Temperatures Coolish temperature was (Continued on Page Five) UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, I Og; corrier, 45 f week l*iue No. 198 Betsy Has Grown to Hurricane MIAMI (UPI) — Tropica istorm BeUy picked up hurri jcane power today and veered westward in -the Atlantic to threaten the outer Bahamas Is lands with 90 mile an hour winds. Betsy's sudden threat to'land after two days of dawdling forced weather scientists to can eel a "project stormfury" ex periment to seed the hurricane with silver iodide crystals. Thej jiad hoped the experimen would cause the storm to de stroy itself. Fifteen planes carrying silver "iodide "smoke" generators ac tually flew into the storm be ijore dawn but officials said i was a "dry run" and no seeding took place. "Gales and possibly winds o hurricane force (75 m.p.h. or higher)are expected at Caicos ,and the Turks- Island groups to night and around Mayaguana Thursday," the Weather Bureau ;warned in a midday advisory ; At 11 a. m. EST Betsy was centered about 800 miles east southeast of Miami, near lati iude 22.2 north, longitude 67.S 'west. The position was abou i200 miles east - northeast o Brand Turk, the Bahamas Is land where the Mercury astro nauts were taiken after their Suborbital flights. The hurricane was boring ; steadily westward at 9 m.p.h at midday and forecasters saic the speed could be expected to increase. gradually. Swallows Piece Of Razor Blade Johnnie Williams, 14-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ian Oak Williams of this city, is reportec in satisfactory condition at Riles Hospital. Indianapols, today af ;ter swallowing a piece of a safe •ty razor blade here late Tues day evening. 1 Police received a call at 11:41 b. m. to take Mr. and Mrs. Wil liams and their infant son to Me mprial Hospital. The child was later transferred to the Indian ipolis hospital. , Police said they understood th< parents were using a razor blade to cut a piece of carpet and the blade broke. A short time later they noticed blood coming from the infant's mouth and could no find the piece of razor blade. Plane Is Missing With Nine Aboard HONG KONG (UPI) — A U. S Air Force C123 carying nine persons from South Viet Nam to Formosa is missing and presumed down at sea, U. S. officials here said today. The officials said the plane took off from Nha Trang, South Viet Nam, at 6:45 a. m. Tuesday with enough fuel for 11 hours in the air. It reported by radio to the Philippines Islands and then was not heard from again, the officials said. A search for the plane is being directed from the Philippines, it was reported. Anderson Plant Idled by Walkout ANDERSON, Ind. (UPI) — A strike today closed production lines at Nicholson File Co., this city's third-largest industrial employer. More than 700 members of Local 1944 of the United Steelworkers Union struck at midnight Tuesday when their contract expired. The firm employs about 1,000 persons. • Peaceful picketing of plant gates was reported but negotia tions in an effort to reach agreement on a new contract continued. Mammoth Rail Merger Proposed By RICHARD V. OLIVER NEW YORK (UPI)—A mammoth railroad stretching from Maine to Nebraska and from Canada to the South was offered today in a "cure-all" plan to solve the staggering problems of railroading in the jet age. The proposal for the nation's largest railroad—a vast system covering 20 states and two Canadian provinces — was forwarded by the Norfolk & Western and Chesapeake & Ohio railroads. Implicit in the merger plan was an invitation for government aid to pull four ailing commuter lines out of the red. Otherwise they would be excluded from the merged system. In one of the best-kept financial secrets, the boards of directors of both railroads met secretly and simultaneously— the N&W here, the C&O in Cleveland — to approve plans to merge. What they did is the fruition of months of meticulous Then, top executives of the two lines—tired, hungry and bearded — 'gathered in New York's Waldorf Towers Tuesday night to announce the second phase of the plans. Under the proposal, five other railroads, including the four beset by commuter woes, would eventually join the merged N&W-C&O system in direct competition with the Pennsylvania- New York Central system, whose merger is now before the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). The five other railroads are the Erie-Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, Boston & Maine, Reading and New Jersey Central. The merged line would also include the Baltimore & Ohio, 90 per cent of which is currently owned by the C&O. The eventual combination would result hi the nation's largest—26,460 miles of track, gross annual revenues of $1.822 billion, and total assets of $5.9 billion. The pending PRR-NYC sys- tem would operate 23,271 miles of road, have gross revenues of $1.806 .billion a year, and total assets of $6.041 'billion. Approval of iboth proposals by the ICC would pit in fiercest competition two giants, and in the same stroke exclude minor liues in the northeastern quadrant of the United States: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland,, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The system would also reach into two Canadian provinces, Ontario and Quebec. Dr. Albert Schweitzer Is Seriously III At 90 LAMBARENE, Gabon (UPI) —Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 90, is seriously ill, a spokesman at the Nobel Prize winner's hospital here said today. The spokesman said Schweitzer had ibeen confined to bed for about a week. He refused to disclose the nature of the illness. "All I can tell you is that the great doctor is very, very ill,'" the spokesman said. Schweitzer celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 14. He has been known to be in failing health for some months. He took little active participation in the birthday celebrations. The famed humanitarian, the 68 Yanks Killed in Viet Nam By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) — A U.S. military spokesman said today 68 Americans were killed in Viet Nam in the two-week period ending last Saturday, the heaviest losses of the war for American forces. The figure included 59 Marines previously reported killed in the Chu Lai victory. The spokesman reported the Viet Cong lost 580 killed and 120 captured the week ending Aug. 28. A week before he had set Viet Cong losses at 1,010 dead—a .vecord total of 1,590 for the two week period. The figure included 599 killed by the Marines at Chu Lai. South Vietnamese losses were put at 180 killed and 500 wounded the previous week This brought the two week toll to 300 dead. Four Americans and a Vietnamese were killed today in a helicopter crash. A U.S. Air Force C123 carrying nine persons from South Viet Nam to Formosa was reported missing and presumed down at sea. In addition to the 68 killed, the casualty report listed 326 Americans wounded and 11 missing in action. The toll included U S. Marine casualties suffered in "Operation Starlight," the big American victory over Viet Cong forces near Chu Lai two weeks ago. The Leathernecks knocked out a hard-core Viet Cong regiment, killing 600 guerrillas by actual body count. Copter Crash Four American crewmen and a Vietnamese observer were dlled today when a U.S. UH1B lelicopter crashed one-half mile south of Ben Catm 25 miles south-southwest of Saigon. North Vietnamese gunners shot down an American jet late Tuesday, but the pilot was rescued by a U.S. Air Force helicopter crew. An .American military spokesman identified the airman as Capt. William Bellinger of Maquoketa, Iowa. The plane, an F105 Thunderchief fighter-ibomb- er, was one of four jets attack- ng a 'bridge on Highway 13 about 95 miles- west of Hanoi. Other pilots on the mission reported that Bellinger's plane was hit by conventional antiaircraft fire and crashed in the :arget area. Bollinger ejected and was picked up a short tune ater by the crew of an Air Force HH43 "Huskie" helicopter. The bridge was destroyed bv nine tons of 750-pound bombs," ;he spokesman said. Vocational School Study Is Delayed Consideration of the possibility of a vocational training school for Decatur, Jlush and Shelby Counties was deferred until early n 1966 at a meeting at Rushville Tuesday night. It was stated that plans have not been clarified in Indiana for jstablishment of a regional technical college program. Such a srogram was enacted by the .965 session of the Indiana Gen- >ral Assembly. How the technical college program will affect vocational training schools is ex- >ected to be determined within i few months. School officials from the three :ounties attended the meeting. ?hose from here who attended were: Donald Hayes, James lannah and J. Burney Lehman. Dr. Schweitzer son of a Protestant minister, was born in Kayserberg, in Al- sace, which at the time belonged to Germany, in 1875. In 1913 he 'turned his back on a career as a theologian, musician^ and philosopher to begin work with "his young wife in a steamy leper colony in French Equatorial Africa. His wife, Helene, died in 1957 when she was 79. With his own hands he built a medical compound and later founded a hospital that has been in operation ever since. "I have saved an awful lot of human beings," he once said. In 1950, leading artists, writers and musicians of 17 countries acclaimed Schweitzer as "the man of the century." Steel Talks Are At Hard, Tough Bargaining Stage By MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI) — Steel negotiations have reached the "hard and tough bargaining" stage, the White House reported today. White House Press Secretary Bill D. Moyers told reporters at mid-day that he was unable to say whether the negotiators had made any progress, but he added: "They are having some very straightforward confrontations on pensions and wages." Moyers said the contract talks, moved to the shadow of the White House Monday by President Johnson's directive, have "reached the stage of hard and tough bargaining." The bargaining sessions between union and management teams were taking place in the Excutive Office Building across the street from the White House. .The talks ran untfl. 11:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday and resumed at 9:30 a.m. EDT today. Report to' Johnson The negotiators included four industry representatives and six officials of the United Steelworkers Union. They agreed Monday night to an eight-day postponement of a threatened nationwide strike. The new deadline is Sept. 9. At today's morning session, Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz and Commerce Secretary John T. Connor held separate meetings with each side. Wirtz and Connor were making frequent reports to Johnson. Johnson asked for a wrapup report on each bargaining session. He has appealed to both sides for a reasonable settlement that would not damage the nation's economy or impair the war effort in Viet Nam. After meeting with Johnson Tuesday, congressional leaders reported that he was appealing for a "fair, just and non-inflationary" settlement. They said ne had stressed his concern over ;he impact a steel strike would lave on the nation's booming economy—now in its 55th month of expansion—and on the Viet Mam war effort. White House Press Secretary : Bill D. Moyers said the bargaining talks were "amicable and intense." Both sides organized themselves into subcommittees to deal with wage and pension issues. Senate Demorcatic Leader Mike Mansfield said after meeting with Johnson that "a steel strike at this time would deal a damaging blow to our prosperity and to the defense of the dollar." rie estimated that close to 1 million men would be immediately idled by a strike and thousands more would be laid off as .the effect of. the strike hit other steel-using industries. Mansfield recalled that Dr. Arthur Burns, top economic adviser in the Eisenhower administration, blamed the 1959 steel strike for most of the 1960 recession. "We cannot have that again," the Montana Democrat said. $20 Missing After Breakin at Drivein Approximately $20 in change was reported missing from a cigarette vending machine following a breakin at the Dari- Delite Drivein on the west edge of Greensburg sometime Tuesday night. Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker said an effort also had been made to break into the juke box. Entrance to the drivein, operated by Claude Davenport of Whiteland, was gained by breaking a pane of glass from a rear door, according to authorities. The breakin was discovered at 5:30 a. m. today by' a bread routeman making a delivery. Damage to the cigarette machine was estimated at $20 and that to the door at $10. Indiana To Be Repaid— Dunes Limitation On Port Is Eased By MARGUERITE DAVIS WASHINGTON (UPI) — A House Public Works subcommittee today approved compromise language to authorize a deep water port at Burns Ditch, Ind., at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. As amended by Rep. Kenneth J. Gray, D-I11., the most hotly debated section of the bill now reads that nothing in the au- ;horizing legislation " . . .shall adversely affect or otherwise prejudice the establishment of all or any part of the Indiana dunes as "a national lakeshore." It also included an amendment iby Rep. Charles A. Haleck, R-Ind., providing that Indiana shall be repaid for ex- >enditures, normally a federal •esponsibility, made by the state before the project's authoriza- ion. The state has moved ahead in the interest of getting he harbor built as quickly as possible. The project was included in he Rivers and Harbors Bill which then was sent immediately to. the full committee where approval was expected. Rep. Don H. Clausen, R- Calif., paid high tribute to Hal- leek's role. Without Halleck on the subcommittee, Clausen said, a more severe Senate limitation on the port would have been in the House bill. Senate Version The Senate version of the bill, passed earlier this summer, specified that no federal money may be used to build the port until "the Indiana dunes have been preserved and protected as a national lakeshore by act -of Congress." "I've -been trying for lan- euage that is not so obnoxious," Gray said in an interview before the subcommittee met. The Senate's language clearly was obnoxious to Rep. Halleck, (Continued on Page Three)

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