Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on October 7, 1965 · Page 5
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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 5

Greensburg, Indiana
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Thursday, October 7, 1965
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Eighteen Pages : '* Section One • Frank A. White my a QUITE OFTEN one of friends expresses a fear that depression will come again such as that of 1929-30, when home foreclosures were everywhere banks were folding up and soup kitchens opening in . Hoosier cities. Cited are the slight chills of prices rising here and there money costs bit more to bor row, stockmar ket speculation has risen anc sometimes there im.- * s a ti 11 ! 6 °f m ' Mr. White flation in the air However, businessmen have seldom been so optimistic and investments that provide jobs are getting bigger and bigger. People are spending more, thinking of saving later. Skilled labor is harder to find. Autos are enjoying a .fifth year of record sales. Government spending was never so high. WHAT IS THE likelihood of another depression such as the one in the wake of World War I? Today, business has its ups and downs, its slack periods, but they are moderate compared to the past. We know a lot more about depressions since the 1930s when, veterans were selling apples on the streets. Our government has more today, and more reliable statistics about the American economy. There are some who say the 1930 panic was due to the stagnation of trade in the U. S. A. and world by high tariffs. For one thing, the trend today is for lowering tariffs that cause trade barriers. The common market experience of Central European countries based on lower tariffs has wiped out unemployment in a big segment of the world. OUR GOVERNMENT has broken its ties with gold. The government controls credit to a much greater degree. For instance, part of the near boom times we have came from the government cutting the tax bill by $11.5 billion as a spur to business. We have some ?176 billion spent by federal, state and local governments, and this can be VoliuwLXXD SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Creensburg, lnd.JJiHgjay.jct. 7,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. Per copy, 10£; carrier, 45f week la used as pump needed. priming where We have much better controls to apply abroad. We have the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and can help stablize the British pound and bolster the U. S. dollar. Confidence of the people is much greater today. We have such aids as the $10,000 deposit insurance for money we put in banks, mortgage insurance and scores of other safeguards. WHEN THE 1930 depression hit, if a man got out of a job, that was it. Today we have 49 million Americans with Social Security. We have nationwide unemployment insurance. In most states it runs for half a year. The foregoing are but a scant few of the factors in this age of rocketing population and escalating war expenditures that make it very doubtful that a depression is anywhere near. STATISTICS USUALLY are boring. However, there is interest in vital statistics compilations of the Indiana State Board of Health. They deal with births, marriages and death, experiences that we all undergo. The Indiana resident birth total for 1964 was 105,962, the lowest since 1953. The birth rate of 21.9 per 1,000 population was the lowest for the state since 1945, but still exceeded the estimated national rate of 21.2. The 1964 death total of 47,127 was well below the record set the year before. The death rate of 9.8 per 1,000 also was well below the 1963 figure, though above the national figure of 9.4. Maternal and infant deaths were up-slightly. Marriages were up for the sixth straight year. The Indiana 1964 total was 47,066 for a rate of 9.7 per 1,000 population, considerably above the national estimate of 9.0. TEN LEADING causes of death in 1964 were, in order named: Diseases of heart, motor vehicle accidents, cancer, vascular lesions affecting the central nervous system, diseases of arteries, certain diseases of early infancy, accidents (except motor vehicle), pneumonia (except of newborn), diabetes and suicide. The above statistics came from A. C. Offutt, M. D., state health commissioner, and his associated staff of the State Board of Health. Farmer, Banker— Illness Is Fatal To Clifford Elder, 89 0. Clifford Elder, 89, lifelong resident of Decatur County and widely known figure in farming, banking and civic affairs, died at 4:15 a. m. Thursday in Paul-Ann Nursing Home : west of Greensburg. For the- past two years he had been in declining health. His condition had been serious for a week. A descendant of pioneer Decatur County families, Mr. Elder was born on the family homestead east of Greensburg on June 17, 1876. The farm has been in the ownership of the Elder family since the pioneer era, as evidenced by a parchment deed issued during the administration of James Monroe. He was the son of Oliver Clay and Sophia Cobb Elder. His father, a prominent Civil War veteran and farmer, served as a sergeant in Co. E of the famous Seventh Indiana Regiment. Progressive Farmer After graduating from Greensburg High School in 1896, Mr. Elder engaged in farming, being recognized as one of the progressive operators in the field of agriculture. His marriage to Luella Craig took place hi Decatur County on Oct. 22,1903. The couple marked their golden wedding anniver- ary on Oct. 22, 1953. Mrs. Elder passed away on Oct. 27, 1961. After residing east of Greensburg for many years, Mr. Elder located in this city in 1940, purchasing property at 420 North Broadway. One of the oldest members of ihe congregation of the First Christian Church hi Greensburg, Mr. Elder was active in church work for many years. His long service in the office of deacon was recognized about 10 years ago in his designation as deacon- emeritus. Director of Bank. Mr. Elder was the last of the charter group which organized the Union Trust Company hi Greensburg. From 1920 to 1965, he served as a member of the board of -directors, holding one of the longest records of years of service as bank director in the history of financial institutions in Greensburg. Owing' to impairment of his health, Mr. Elder tendered his resignation at the annual meeting in 1965, effective as of Jan. 1. In appreciation of his valuable contribution to the Union Bank and Trust Company and its predecessor, the Union Trust Company, he was elected an honorary director. Active in civic affairs, Mr. Elder was a charter member of the Greensburg Kiwanis Club, continuing his active affiliation during the period in which he was unable to attend club sessions. He served on the board of directors for a number of terms and held the office of vice president of the club in 1932. Not only had he been a Kiwanian for 40 years but at the time of impairment of his health he had a record of 23 years of perfect attendance. Served on Y Board One of the veteran members of the Decatur County YMCA, Mr. Elder served as a member of the board of directors from Jan. 16, 1933 to Feb. 20, 1953. On Jan. 30, 1959, he was cited for 20 years of service to youth hi O. Clifford Elder the award of a YMCA plaque. Keenly interested hi advancement of his home community, he was recognized as a liberal supporter of civic projects, especially campaigns of the YB^CA and Memorial Hospital. Mr. Elder was a 50-year member of Greensburg Lodge No. 148, Knights of Pythias. He was also a long-time member of Greensburg Lodge No. 36, F. & A. M. He served several terms as a member of the advisory board of Washington Township, being elected on the Republican Ticket. At numerous elections he was appointed inspector for his precinct in Washington Township. His survivors include: A son, Orris C. Elder of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gordon (Diana) Springmier of Mount Vernon, HI., and Miss Willa Joe Elder, student nurse at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital at Chicago; and three great-grandchildren, Joana, Lynne and Craig Springmier, all of Mount Vernon, He also leaves a niece, Mrs. George (Lucille) Martin of Flossmoor, 111. Edgar Craig of near Greensburg is a brother-in-law. Two sisters, Mrs. Edna Meek and Miss Jessie Elder, preceded him in death. A brother passed away hi infancy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday hi Gilliland- Howe Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon E. Masters, pastor of the First Christian Church, will oficiate. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 1 p. m. Friday. BULLETINS KARACHI (UPI)—Pakistan today accused India of opening a new front in Kashmir where it said an Indian brigade of 2,400 men launched a major attack during the night. A spokesman said Pakistan had beaten back the attack. WEATHER H'mon 5 a. m. .:. 11 a. m Rainfall Max. Wed. City 54 6* lip. 71 40 Min. Wed — LATE WEATHER — Mostly cloudy this afternoon with rain or showers likely east and north. Rain or showers likely north, chance of a few showers south tonight. Partly cloudy Friday with chance of showers extreme north. Not much temperature change. Low tonight 48 to 54. High Friday in the 60s. Sunset today 6:18 p. m. Sunrise Friday 6:48 a. m. Outlook for Saturday: Fair with, little temperature change. Lows mid to upper 40s. Highs mid to upper 60s. TONIGHT NEW YORK (UPI) — Dow Jones 1 p. m. CDT stock averages: 30 indus 20 rails 15 utils 65 stocks 936.62 off 0.22 225.85 up 1.34 157.39 off 0.30 High School Academic Night. War Mothers. Knights of Pythias. Jayceas. Boy S'couts.' BPW. Surprise Showers Continue By United Press International Unexpected rain dripped over Indiana late Wednesday and early today, adding up to well over an inch at points along the Ohio. River. Forecasts issued as late as noon Wednesday didn't even mention the possibility of showers before today, and then only n a limited southeastern area. But the rain came anyhow, measuring 1.34 inches at Louisville and 1.25 at Cincinnati, with Lvansville -getting nearly^an inch at .98, Indianapolis .30, Tort Wayne .21, Laiayette .18, South Bend .06 and Chicago .03. Other . totals included Austin 1.42, Seymour 1.20, Petersburg 1.00, Colunibus .90, Knightstown 55, Vincennes .72, Bedford...89,.. Shoals .94, Terre Haute .48, Mun- cre .53, Shelbyville .53 and Bloomington .52. More Rain Due Once the rain got going, the orecasters revised their predictions to call for rain today probably continuing tonight with chance of a little more Friday in the northern third, occa- ional light rain today in cen- ral and rain today in the south. The rain brought an end to chilly fall temperatures. Highs Wednesday ranged from a mild 38 at 'South Bend to 77 at Ev- nsville, and overnight lows this morning ranged from 48 at La- ayette to 56 at Fort Wayne. Highs today will range from 6 to 72, lows tonight from 48 to 5, and highs Friday from the mid to upper 60s. Friday will be partly cloudy n southern and central areas and Saturday will bs clearing- and warmer. Rain in Minnesota Rain fell today from the lower Ohio Valley to the southeastern states. Patches of showers also occurred in the upper Midwest.' Albany, Ga., was soaked with 1.40 of an "inch of rain during the night and more than an 327.22 Up 0.41 (Continued on Page Three) Johnson Starts Busy Day Before Entering Hospital By ALVIN SPIVAK , WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson today began a busy work day before entering the hospital by taking a short walk in the rain, urging newsmen not to jump to conclusions and giving Republicans a fatherly lecture. Johnson will enter Bethesda Naval Hospital tonight for major surgery. His gall bladder will be removed Friday. He will be hospitalized for 10 days to two weeks. The President, who gave a display of his vigor and chipper mood in a series of activities Wednesday, started out with more of the same today, taking on a heavy load of official and ceremonial chores. When Johnson left his living quarters this morning to go "to his office in the west wing of the White House, he abandoned the usual route tered colonnade, along a shel- far from the view of tourists, reporters and cameramen. Instead, the President bound-' ed out the north portico, down , the driveway, briefly along Pennsylvania Avenue and into West Executive Avenue to the basement of the west wing. Fatherly Lecture At a White House ceremony later, the President also gave the Republicans a fatherly lecture on the need for "positive ideas" and promised to embrace any they produce. He made his remarks, partly hi jest, in signing a bill to provide federal aid for water and sanitation systems in rural communities. Johnson gave Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., much of the credit for the bill and said it was a good example of what the Republicans could do if they would "stand for something positive" and not send all bills back to committee. The ceremony, hi the East Room of the White House, was attended by members of Congress from both parties, including Aiken. Johnson's official day was not to end until 7:30 p.m., EDT when he was to speak at a "Sa- lute to Congress" affair hi the State Department auditorium. This was a prelude to a reception for the lawmakers at the White House. The , President planned then to motor to the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, where he will undergo surgery Friday morning for removal of what his doctors termed "a poorly functioning .gall bladder with stones." Public View Johnson put himself on public view Wednesday in a manner reminiscent of last year's hectic election campaign. He breezed through a whirlwind round of bill-signings, walked with aides and newsmen outdoors, and made a surprise visit to the National Press Club, about four blocks from the White House. At the 'Press Club he joked with five newspaper cartoonists being honored at a luncheon and gave hale and hearty .welcomes to the reporters inside and the crowds outside the (Continued on Page Three) Limit Personal Property To Cars, Boats, Trailers i * /• ESCAPES ATTACKING APE—Janet Cox, 9, sees to her hurts in Glendale, Calif., after surviving an attack by a 20-pound gibbon ape as she returned from school. It belongs to "a. neighbor and broke away from a.backyard chain. "I fought him and yelled," said Janet. "Real loud." The ape finally backed away and Janet had to have 11 stitches to close her wounds. The Humane Society captured the ape. Strength in Viet to By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) — U. S. military strength in Viet Nam soared to a new high of 140,000 men today when final elements of the 1st Infantry Division poured ashore. U. S. and Vietnames planes meanwhile continued to pound Communist targets in both North and South Viet Nam. Ex-Resident Found Dead Rites Saturday For George Bussberg, 45 Funeral services for George W. Bussberg, 45, Rushville, a truck driver and a former resident of Decatur County, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday hi Mos- ;er & Sons Mortuary at Rushville. The Rev. Joseph Quinn will officiate. Burial will be in Milroy Cemetery. Visitation at the mortuary will be after 3 p. m. Friday. Employed as a truck driver for Audtey Sizemore of Rushville, Mr. Bussberg was found dead in :he cab of his truck at 9 a. m Wednesday, at Ironton, Ohio. Death was attributed to natural causes. He was waiting there to )ick up a load of steel. Born hi Rush County on July 7, 1920, he was the son of George and Mary Evans Bussberg. His early life was spent hi the jreensburg area. For the past 15 years he had resided at Rushville. His marriage to Clara Mae Borem took place on Nov. 3, 1945. Mr. Bussberg was a member of the Milroy United Presby- ;erian Church. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American L«gion Post at Rushville. He was also affiliated with the Eagles ,odge there. The survivors include: The widow, Mrs. Clara Mae Bussberg of Rushville; his father, George Bussberg of Greensburg; four sons, George Stephen Bussberg of Key West, Fla., Michael Lee, Terry Allen and Jerry William Bussberg at home; and two daughters, - the Misses Carol Lynn and Karen Diane Bussberg, also at home. A brother and four sisters, who survive, are: Robert H. Buss- terg U. S. Marine Corps, Cherry Point, N. C., Mrs. Charles (Luvina) Clapp and Mrs. Albert (Carrie) Land of Rushville, Mrs Grace Ralston of Milroy and Mrs. Norman (Betty) Layton of Westport. Three brothers preceded him in death. _ r_ ...:_ Combat-ready troops of the famed "Big Red One" landed at Viing Tau, 37 miles southeast of Saigon. . A U.S. military spokesman said the 15,000-man division, would join the division- size Marine Corps Third Amphibious Force and the Army's 1st Cavalry Division as the major forces in Viet Nam. Furs, Gems, Art, Antiques Exempt; Prune Assessors By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Atty. Gen. John J. Dillon ruled today that furs, jewelry, art objects and antiques will be exempt from personal property •' taxation in Indiana w ~ ginning next year. be- Dillon decided a 1965 law exempting household gbods from taxation must include valuable possessions in addition to the ordinary furnishings of a .Hoosier household such as chairs, refrigerators, beds and pianos. The ruling, which Dillon called "the most important official opinion to come from this office" since he became attorney general last winter, left only automobiles, boats, airplanes and trailers for personal property taxation in the average household. State Tax Commissioner Larry R. Mohr had requested the ruling to implement the 1965 -law, which becomes effective with 1966 taxes payable in 1967. Will Mail Forms Forms will be sent by mail, thereby eliminating most of the more than 4,000 deputy .assessors who now call at homes and fill out assessment forms. "For all practical purposes, automobiles, boats, airplanes and trailers which • have titles and which. can :be checked" will be .the only tangible' possessions. on which rpersonal property • -y- - : inidi-- Elements of borne Division the 101st killed 17 Air- Viet Cong today in a .one -day operation .eight miles south of Qui Nhon, 270 miles northeast of Saigon. The paratroopers also captured 10 Viet Cong suspects and found a five-ton stockpile of rice hidden by the Communists. carrier Oriskany attacked a mi- itary barracks and several Bridges 65 miles south of Hanoi, ;he North Vietnamese capital, around midnight. • In ground action by Vietnamese .government troops Wednesday, a Sweep 75 miles southwest of Saigon' resulted in 13 Viet Cong 'killed. Government casualties were listed as 'light." About 4,000 troops of the 1st Infantry have been in. Viet Nam (Contained on Page Three! Attack Bridges U.S. Navy planes trom the viduals, Dillon said. . "Because the 1965. amendment will result in a vast number of persons being taxable only on their motor vehicles, the opinion advises that township assessors may furnish personal property tax returns by mail," Dillon said. -^ L 'Also, since the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is required to furnish county assessors with a copy of the application for registration of each vehicle filed with it, assessment and taxation of vehicles may be facilitated by the expeditious use of such information without the need for personal visitations by the township assessors," Dillon said. Eliminate Assessors Mohr estimated as many as 90 per cent of the deputy township assessors can be eliminated under the new system. Mohr said the plan will "close a loophole which has existed in the collection of taxes on-autos and boats. He said he will confer within the next 10 days with county and township assessors to determine what sort of forms should be adopted. He said the question of collecting dog taxes also will be discussed. He said he believes it will be possible to 1 collect the dog tax on the same form. However, Dillon and Mohr stressed that 'in order for the new system to work the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will have to speed up the reporting to county assessors .6| the. titles^ of > motor vehicles.'-.- ' |" ' : : ."Draft Regulations Dillon said it will be up .to the State Tax .Board and the motor vehicles agency to -draft administrative regulations "re-, quiring that- the local offiicals properly handle the very important records." Dillon said, however, that his office - will review the regulations after ' they have been drafted. Neither Mohr nor Dillon would estimate the size of the decrease in tax revenue. ' Although the 1965 Legislature adopted a household goods exemption amendment, left unanswered was the system .to be used. Dillon's ruling specifically outlined the procedure for implementing the law. " Milan Airman Honored for Battling Reds 'A.. Ripley -.County. airman who waged a one-man pattle: against East Germany four months ago, today wears, the Airman's Medal as- he prepares to depart for home after four years in the Air Force. Airman 1/C' Thomas L. Voss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estal M. Voss of Milan, was decorated Wednesday at the U. S. military liaison mission in Potsdam, East Germany. The medal is one of the highest Air Force awards for peacetime heroism. Also, during the ceremony, a flag once flown over the U. S. Capitol was raised to replace one desecrated by a Communist mob protesting American policy in Viet Nam. The flag was sent to the mission by Sen. Ralph Yarborough of Texas. Airman Voss was cited for his courageous opposition to the mob as it converged upon the mission last June 1. Approximately 200 Communists invaded the U. S. mission grounds, broke windows in the former Hohenzollern villa, smeared the outside with paint, vandalized the interior, ripped the American flag from its staff in front of the headquarters and wrote on the flag "Americans Go Home." Voss, the only American mission member in the building at the time, stood on a third story/ balcony and repelled Communists climbing up the building in an effort to outflank an iron gate on the stairs. A 1961 graduate of Milan High School, Voss has completed four years in the Air Force and is scheduled to start for home today, according to' word received by his mother. HUNTING' A BUDDY—A Vietnamese Interpreter questions villagers south of the Da Nang airbase in the search for a U; S. Marine believed to have been captured by Viet Cong guerrillas. Other Marines are mounted on tanks in the background. __ (Radiophoto^

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