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Wednesday, September 29, 1965
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Twenty Pages Sectidn One Frank A. White WHEN THE SON of the late gangster Al Capone was arrested for petty theft of a radio and ' some other items, he said everyone has a bit of larceny in him A hardware store where I trade tacks on 15 per cent to cover thefts as it, like so many stores, goes on a "serve yourself" basis. The . Mr. WMte manager told me that those apprehendend . stealing merchandise were al,most 100 per cent people who were well off enough that they did hot have to steal. IT IS SHOCKING how blood of American business is being drained by employe theft. Crooks, found at every level, steal an estimated two million dollars worth of employer property every day. Much of the purloined articles are tools and parts, taken at every job level. One employer found that he was $15,000 over anticipated expenditure for of- jfice supplies. He probed further and found employes stole small items, like a few stamped envelopes, on up to typewriters and adding machines. Professional plant security officers have not been able to eliminate this petty stealing by employes. Stealing from the plant has become, somewhat of a game to all too many. ONE OF THE PRACTICES that gives me a "slow burn" is lauding Soviet Union scientific achievements while playing down accomplishments of American scientists. In broad based advancements, the U. S. A. is far ahead of the Communists. To turn back through pages of history makes one proud to be an American. OUR PROGRESS, which has brought to us highest living standards in the world, was not due primarily to our natural resources. Scientific "know how" was the big factor. Cyrus W. Field laid the first transatlantic cable in 1858. Thomas A. Edison perfected the first quadruplex telegraph in 1874. He went on to invent the electric light and scores of other blessings to the world. THE INVENTION OF the radio tube was by Lee DeForest, and contributions by Alexanderson, Armstrong and Jackson gave us radio and television. Fulton invented the Clermont, a steamboat, in 1811. Wright flew the first airplane in 1903. Vail made the first railroad locomotive in 1861. Westinghouse patented the air brake in 1869. Sprague made the first trolley car in 1886. Haynes, a Hoosier, made the first practical automobile in 1885. Sperry invented the gyro compass in 1905. AMERICANS WERE first to vulcanize rubber, crack gasoline, make calcium carbide and make plastics. They also invented the telephone, sewing machine, camera to use films, adding machine and electronic computers, and exploded an atomic bomb that ushered in the nuclear age. It would take volumes instead of a column to tell of all our advancements in medicine and scores of other fields of human progress. Americans produced no less than 75 revolutionary inventions from 1793 to 1903 alone. The Soviet Union stole the secret of the atom bomb and continues to steal thousands of American inventions by watching our U. S. Patent Office. THIS IS A SHORT LOOK at the Fifth Indiana District, politically. The insertion of Wells and Adams Counties into the new Fifth District will help Congressman J. Edward Roush (D-Hurit- ington). He will get a further boost from heavy federal spending in flood control in the Salamonie and Mississinewa River flood control projects. Republicans want former State Senator G. Richard Ellis (R-Kokomo) to run against Roush. However, it appears Ellis has as his goal running for governor in 1968. He lost this race in a melee of five candidates last year, but may try again. The Fifth District picture in the 1966 congressional race favors the Democrats. PASSAGE OF THE $3.1 billion foreign aid bill gave President Johnson 91 per cent of the amount he asked. Volume LXXD SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensburg, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 29,1965 UNITED PRESS INTWNATIONAU Per copy, I0<; carrier, AS* week Isiue No. 221 ReaDDortionment S H AN A-BOMB-LIKE MUSHROOM plumes up from Taal volcano, 35 miles south of Manila, its first eruption since 1911 when it claimed 3,000 lives. The death toll this time was rising score upon score in this Philippines area. (Radiopliotoj Sea of Lava, Ash, Mud— 1,000 Missing In Philippines By VINCENTE MALIWANAG TANAUAN, The' Philippines (UPI)—Daring teams of rescue workers landed today on the volcano island of Taal and found only a smoking sea of lava, ash and mud on l the south shore where three villages housing 1,300 persons once stood. • The volcano—which had lain dormant in the center of Lake Taal, 35 miles south of Manila, for half a century — erupted Tuesday with a cataclysmic explosion that turned the night into a hell of fire, punctuated with lightning from the blinding tropical storm it produced. The entire southern half of the 3 by 5 mile island was covered with lava and Filipino officials reported more than 1,000 persons still unaccounted for. The Red Cross and the Social Welfare Administration said 145 bodies were recovered and "many persons" listed as missing. No Americans were report-, ed to have been in the disaster area. Still Rumbling The volcano still rumbled today and spewed out steaming ash and curls of smoke thousands of feet into the air every five or ten minutes. Scientists set up a new seismograph station on the island to warn of even greater explosions feared at any time. Philippines Chief Volcanolo- gist Arturo Alcaraz reported: "The southern half of the is- fContinued on rise Six) Arlington Youth Falls from Bridge ARLINGTON, Ind. (UPI) — Kenneth Pike, 14, who fell nearly 50 feet from a railway bridge Tuesday night, was transferred today to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of multiple fractures of his left arm and leg. The youth, whose home is near here, fell from a Baltimore '& Ohio bridge into the Little Blue River. Board Cuts Teachers' Salaries INDIANAPOLIS (UPD — The Marion County Tax Adjustment Board, in an action which may have been unprecedented in Indiana, slashed $100 off the annual salary of each teacher in the Indianapolis public school system Tuesday night. The board voted 6-2 to cut budgeted items for teacher salaries by a total of $440,000. City school board members announced they would appeal the slash to the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners, whi.-h conducts hearings and determines the final tax rates for every governmental unit. The i eduction lowered the school tax rate by about 11 cents per $100 worth of taxable property, from $4.40 to $4.289. "We'll definitely appeal to the state tax board," said Harry McGuff, president of the school board. Ortho Scales, a member of the school board and the tax adjustment board, waged a .one- man fight to prevent the slash. "It's not our job to legislate cuts in teacher salaries," _ he said. "Property taxes need relief," said W. T. Ray, a real estate man on the adjustment board. The adjustment board indicated its plans to follow the same tactic in reviewing all county school budgets. Viet Units Fight Out Of Ambushes By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UFtt)—Vietnamese government troops, outnumbered two to one, fought their way out of two Communist ambushes today at bloody Phu Cu Pass 270 miles north of Saigon, a U.S. military spokesman said. American air power led the breakthrough. U.S. pilots supporting- the ground forces said earlier they saw "many Viet Cong bodies" on the battlefield. By the time the ambush attempts were broken up, the area was littered with still more dead. It ,was disclosed meanwhile that a U.S. Navy pilot from the. carrier U. S. S. Midway was killed- today when his. propellor- driven Skyraider plane was brought down by ground fire on a raid against a railroad bridge in Communist North Viet Nam. Two battalions of Vietnamese' troops — about 1,000 men ^ were caught in the simultaneous communist ambushes at Phu Cu Pass-. The fighting began when a government Ranger battalion and a battalion of infantry tried to exchange positions. Two battalions of Communists attacked the rangers from East and West while two more battalions struck at the infantrymen. U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Vietnamese fighter-bombers rushe'd to the aid of the ground forces with napalm, bombs, rockets and machine- gun fire. The Vietnamese ground troops finally managed to break through the ambush. Eight Yanks Killed A U.S. military spokesman said eight Americans were killed during the week ending Sept. 25, 65 were wounded and another 6 were missing. The< Vietnamese army lost 172 (Continued on Page Eight) Illness Fatal To Woman, 78 Rites Friday For Mrs. Ida May Ailes Mrs. Ida May Ailes, 78, a resident of Clarksburg and the wife of Jessie W. Ailes, died at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. For the past two years she had been in declining health. She had been a patient at the hospital for 10 days. Mrs. Ailes had spent most of her life in the Clarksburg and Buena Vista communities. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of Milton and Julia Hipea Thompson.- She was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church. The survivors include: The husband, Jesse W. Ailes of Clarksburg; a son, James Ailes of Glenwood; four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Lillie) Martz of Clarksburg, Mrs. Howard (Opal) Osting of Lewisville, Mrs. William (Ruth) Hesse of Memphis', Tenn., and Miss Dorothy Ailes of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchil- dren. Preceding her hi death were: A daughter, Ina; a son, Russell; and a brother, Leslie Thompson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday in Moster & Sons Mortuary at Rushville. Burial will be in Stipp's Hill Cemetery. ' Visitation at the mortuary will be after 2 p. m. Thursday. an Must eport on State Farm suspended six-month sent- | the state farm, a fine of and costs and a two-day jail sentence were handed oSt to a .oeal man in .City Court here Tuesday evening. -•Upon his pleas of guilty, Xoyd Ramsey, 27, Greensburg, was 'ined $100 and given the suspended sjx - month sentence on charges of aiming a weapon and :{ireatening to use a deadly Weapon and sentenced to the Execution Threatened- Viet Reds Will Try Yank Pilots As War Criminals GENEVA (UPI)—Communist North Viet Nam told the International Red Cross today American pilots taken prisoner will be tried as war criminals. The implication was they would be executed if found guilty. Hanoi, in a letter to Red Cross accused the United States of "deliberately bombing hospitals, schools, villages etc." It did not openly threaten to execute captured fliers but the implication was clear in the warning, the second in two days. The letter said Hanoi "consi- ders in consequence that enemy pilots taken prisoners are war criminals liable to go before tribunals, but assures that they will be treated well." The Communist Viet Cong already has excuted several Americans as reprisal for the execution of terrorists by South Viet Nam. The Red Cross said it had passed Hanoi's latest protest on to the United States. It said the letter from Hanoi was dated Aug. 30 and that a United. States answer has been sent to North Viet Nam. An American military spokesman in Saigon said that an estimated 58 American flyers now are held in North Viet Nam'. Answer To Appeal Hanoi's letter was the long- awaited answer to the- Red Cross appeal in June that al nations respect the Geneva War Conventions, especially those applying to prisoners and civilians. The United States^ anc South Viet Nam answered the apneal at once. The government of Hanoi (Continued on Page Three) SIX INCHES IN FOUR^itdURS — Karen Coe, a secretary in Helena, Mont., brushes snow off her car after six inches fell in four hours. Loses Punch— Debbie Weakened By Cold Air Mass PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI)—Tropical storm Debbie broke up today when a huge cold air mass weakened its punch more than 100 miles off the gulf coast. 'All warnings were lowered along the hurricane - tortured gulf coast when Debbie's winds, once up to 50 miles an hour, degenerated to 35 MPH in a few squalls. "Debbie is expected to continue to weaken and move northeastward into northwest Florida tonight and into south jail for two days on a i Georgia Jtosday " .the New charge of disorderly conduct. The six-month sentence and costs were suspended with the provision that Ramsey have no alcoholic beverages, visit no >fece that sells alcoholic bever- iges, make a weekly report of his activities after 6 p. m. and- submit a 2,000-word written report on the state farm. Ramsey vas charged with creating a disturbance and threatening officers with a gun in the 900 block of East North last May 9. Jail Sentences In other City Court action, three Indianapolis residents arrested following a traffic crash m the 500 block of West Main at 12:15 a. m. Tuesday were given jail .sentences. Miss Mary Patricia White, 22, was sentenced to five days in jail on her pleas of guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and driving without an operator's license. The court also recommended her privileges to drive in Indiana be suspended for one year on eac!i count. Miss Janet Susan Berry, 22, and Donald Ward, 29, each received a one-day jail sentence on charges of public intoxication. Miss Berry and Ward were re:eased after the court allowed time already spent in jail to count on their one-day sentence. Ronald Stampler, 23, Indianapolis, owner of the car driven by Miss White when the accident occurred, pleaded, not guilty in JP court here to charges of having an improperly registered auto and having no registration certificate. He was released under $50 bond pending his trial Oct. 8. BULLETINS WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen served notice today that a filibuster will be started against the administration's right-to-work repeal bill at the first move to call it up Monday in the Senate. The GOP leader said he and other opponents of the measure "don't want to overlook a single opportunity" to block action on the move to abolish section 14-B of the Taft-Hartley Act. The section permits states to enact laws to ban the union shop. _ Orleans Weather Bureau said. Showers Are Due Thursday By United Press International Hoosiers basked in early autumn weather warmth today. Temperatures climbed to 80 at Evansville Tuesday and hi the 70s over most of the state except South Bend, where the top was 68. Readings in the 70s and possibly up to 82 in the deep south were expected this afternoon. and in the 70s again Thursday. Sunny, skies were due to continue today except in the far north. But a new round of showers was only hours away. Scattered showers and thundershowers were expected Thursday and Friday. After the rain comes cooler weather. The outlook for Friday was cloudy and cooler, and the five-day forecast indicated temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal highs of 70 to 78 and normal lows of 47 to 55. It will be a little warmer Sunday or Monday. After the two days of rain, showers probably will hold- off again until about Monday. Precipitation during the period will total one-half to one inch. •Lows this morning were all in the 50s. Similar minimums are expected tonight. Hurricane Watch A hurricane watch was in effect today along the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi to Cedar Keys, Fla., as tropical storm . Debbie lumbered slowly northward. The weather bureau said rains of up to 10 inches were. likely today through sections of the Florida Panhandle, southeast Alabama and southern Georgia. The possibility of Hash flooding existed. Jacksonville, Fla., reported 4.73 inches of rain Tuesday and many cities recorded more The Weather Bureau said at 10 a.m. CST (Noon EDT) Debbie was located near latitude 29.0, longitude 88.5, about 115 miles south southwest of Mobile, Ala. It was almost stationary and had moved little since midnight. Heavy showers were ex-, pected along the northeastern gulf coast. The Weather Bureau said Debbie's strength had so dissipated that it would stop issuing lengthy advisories, on the storm and track the' winds only in bul- : letins. ' Debbie caused little excitement along the gulf coast resort area battered 19 days ago when Hurricane Betsy slammed inland leaving 84 dead and multi-million dollar damages in Louisiana, .Mississippi, A1 a- bama and Florida. WEATHER LATE WEATHER—Sunny and mild today. Fair tonight. Thursday partly cloudy, showers or hundershowers probable in afternoon or at night. Low tonight n the 50s. Highs Thursday in the 'Os north, 75 to 82 south. Sunset oday 6:31 p. m. Sunrise Thursday 6:40 a. m. Outlook for Friday: Mostly cloudy with showers. Lows in the 50s. Highs most- y hi the mid 70s. NEW YORK (UPI) — Dow Jones 1 p. ages: 30 indus 25 rails 15 utils 65 stocks m. CDT stock aver- 937.99 up 2.14 224.69 up 0.46 157.45 up 0.03 327.02 up 0.61 WASHINGTON (UPI) — the House on a non-record vote ten-' .tatively agreed Wednesday to kill the administration's controversial bill to restore self- government to the nation's capital. The vote was 144 to 140. than an inch. and across Chilly spread wet the weather Northern Plains from the Rockies, through the upper Great Lakes and 'into New England. Periods of snow continued hi the Monta : na and "Wyoming mountains. Helena, Mont., measured a record 24-hour snowfall of 13.5 inches Tuesday. 22 IN NEVADA NEW YORK (UPI) - The highest temperature reported to the U. S. Weather Bureau Tuesday, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 95 degrees atJPresidio, Tex. Lowest reported today was 22 degrees at Winneumucca Nev. • •• • - H'mon City 5 a. m 42 ' '52 11 a. m 75 75 Wax. Tues.... Min. Tues. ... .67 .43 75 TONIGHT Eagles. Governor Is Leaning To Oct. 18 By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Governor Branigin indicated today he would call a special session of the Indiana Legislature, probably Oct. 18, to deal with the prickly problem of reapportionment. Branigin did not flatly announce such a call, but he said repeatedly during a pause in a conference with legislative leaders of both parties that "my present intention is to call a special session." He said he would decide definitely around the middle of next week. Branigin also indicated he felt that.a session could be limited to 3 to 5 days. He said it'was" not immediately determinable" if a special session could actually produce a "constitutionally .acceptable" act in line, with a three-judge federal panel's order for the legislature to do so by Dec. 1 or face a stand-by plan created by the judges. Republican minority leaders in the legislature agreed in a preliminary meeting before being closeted with Branigin that they favor a- special session even though they believed the judges could produce a plan which would be fairer to that party. • Branigin called ^the conference only a "preliminary discussion/' He said a decision would be made "not more than 2 or 3 days after" a hearing next Monday by a subcommittee of the Indiana Legislative Advisory Commission. . . He said a discussion was continuing in the conference as to whether any other subject would be ^considered 'if $ • Sp'e'cial -ses--' sion is called. The governor indicated it was doubtful if any other subject matter would be considered. Branigin said he doubted if the Republicans would endorse whatever reapportionment plan a special session might produce. "They didn't agree with the previous plan and I am not anticipating' that they will agree with any plan in a special session," he said. Branigin called the conference to discuss whether to call a spe- ciah session in the light of a three-judge panel's ruling the 1965 reapportionment act is unconstitutional. The panel said unless the legislature corrects the situation by Dec. 1, it will issue a stand-toy apportionment plan for use in the 1966 primary and election.' Back Sessions The GOP leaders held a preliminary meeting with state chairman- Charles 0. Hendricks, who afterward issued a statement endorsing a special session. "Although we in the Republican Party would undoubtedly fare better if the federal judges were to reapportion the state," Hendricks said, "especially (Continued on Page Seven) See Mass Exodus to U. S.— Castro Will Permit Foes to Quit Cuba MIAMI (UPI)—Premier Fidel Castro, in a sudden change of policy, said Tuesday night that all Cubans opposed to his Communist regime can be ferried to the United States by 3oat if the U.S. government agrees. His surprise announcement raised the prospect of a new mass exodus of thousands of Cubans into Florida aboard small boats with joint permission of Cuba and the United States. \ Speaking in Havana's Revolutionary Square, Castro unveiled Iris plan and said: '"Now it's up to the imperialists (the United States). Let's see what they do now." Antr- Castro Cubans could leave the island in boats ferried over from the United States or in fishing boats to be provided by, the Castro regime, the bearded premier said. The tiny river port of Cam'a- rioca, near the beach resort of Varadero on the northern coast of Matanzas, would be designated as the embarcation and pick up center, Castro said. Boats making pick ups would have a "48-hour period to com- plete them, he added."We are not going to force people to like our revolution and our socialism, nor do we have any reason to do so," Castro told a > rally of his CDR neighborhood. spy organization marking its anniversary. Cuban exiles, excited by Castro's proposal, awaited indications of State Department reaction. The Cuban premier made a second surprise announcement, promising that "in a few- days" he would clear up the mystery surrounding industry premier Ernest (Che) Guevara who disappeared from public life six months ago following his return from a tour b£ Africa. He said he will make public "document from Guevara" which will explain his disappea-. ranee. But he gave no indication what the document contains of where Guevara,is now.

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