Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on October 26, 1965 · Page 2
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Tuesday, October 26, 1965
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GREENSBURG CALL 663-3114 IF PAPER IS MISSED— Frank A. White PRESS RELATIONS of Indiana governors are as varied as their fingerprints. Those of Gov. Roger D. Branigin are different from any before—and likely, hereafter. There is not space to relate interesting experiences such as Gov iw TOI,-* p a ul V. McNutt Mr. White ,, tening o£f)) press, reporters boycotting his office two weeks, and then his receiving them with open arms. Or of how McNutt hired Walter Shead to be a "managing editor," with staff to bottle up statehouse news and parcel it to friendly newsmen. Or how Gov. Henry F. Schricker almost drove wire bureau chiefs to nervous breakdown because he had no written speeches when he spoke at Podunk, or some other town. GOV. MATTHEW E. Welsh set an all-time high in mileage of handouts, words on the air and mnnber;bf formal press conferences Sibh as President FDR and Kennedy had. The following paragraphs are a personal opinion column. They came from Branigin's words to me and those of his press secretary, Richard Vandivier, and principal newsmen on the statehouse beat, plus my observations. BRANIGIN ALL HIS life has been a lawyer, a successful one. Lawyers concentrate on a single case at a time instead of the whole picture. Governors Schricker, Harold W. Handley and Welsh had a long, long apprenticeship in the legislature and the intricate state government. Branigin had none. It would be foreign to Branigin to reveal to a third party what his client had said, as foreign as if a doctor was in the governor's chair. Branigin wants the case settled before a bone bare announcement is made, the Hughes Anti-Secrecy law notwithstanding. He is sarcastic about governors breaking stories in print for self-aggrandizement. He is bitter about the eulogy about Indiana's road building when in reality the U. S. Department of Roads said Indiana was at the bottom of the list of states.' THE BRANIGIN administration tolerates news gathering as private enterprise, bulwarked by the first amendment to the federal Constitution and American ideals. But the telephone was LXXB SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensburg, Ind-Juesday. Oct. 26,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 101; carrier, 45* week Issue No. 244 HELLO, DANGEROUS DOLLY — Mrs. Donnell Coffman, wife of an Army specialist at Fort Benning, Ga., turns in her Vietnamese dolls to A. J. Kelley, a policeman, and Sp/5 Arthur Brodeth for inspection in Columbut, Ga. The dolls are inspected for possible Viet Cong boobytrapping. Beatles Fans Storm Buckingham's Gates jerked out of the press room. Reason, if news media wanted a phone, let them have one installed. He differentiated between a phone and use of a room in the old statehouse and one in the new State Office building as a press room. The rooms have been there since the buildings were there, but you have to pay $13 a month for a telephone. Branigin plans no formal press conferences—that is, conferences where, the press secretary calls all news managements. THE GOVERNOR'S concept of a press conference is unlike others. He sallies forth at times from his desk and meets a reporter or reporters on the p/em- ises. If he talks to one reporter and all the rest get scooped, it is just too bad for those counted out. There has been, it seems to me, a little loosening up since Charles Hendricks, GOP state chairman, accused the governor of living hi an "information vacuum." I cannot personally recall any administration as sensitive to adverse publicity as is the present one. THE GOVERNOR emphatically denies words of a prominent statehouse newsman, who said it was as easy to get an audience with the pope as to get in to see the governor. He said his door was always open to newsmen. However, old days, when reporters coidd call Gov. Welsh day or night and were "next in" at his office, have vanished. The governor is unconcerned about millions of dollars of free air and newspace going unused that could be utilized to tell taxpayers the workings and problems of state government. His image has faded from most television and news, media since his election. One report said, if the governor achieves being our best, no one will know it but himself. LONDON (UPI) By MARIS ROSS — Beatles fans stormed the gates of Ringo Dances Jig At one point during the investiture Beatle Ringo Star danced a jig on the ornate- state ballroom of the palace. After the ceremony was over Paul McCartney said of the queen: "She was like a mum to us." Outside the palace girls fainted and were carried away. Others wandered about sobbing. Still others chanted, "Long live the queen, long live the Beatles." Outbreaks of screaming came for no apparent reason. Older people, many American tourists among them, retreated to safety across the wide boulevard. The scene was as unprecedented as the occasion. The (Continued on Page TwoT Services at St. Paul For Jack Leffler, 44 Funeral services for Jack Richard Leffler, 44. a former resident of St. Paul who died at his home in Indianapolis Monday morning, will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Kapornyai of the St. Paul Christian Church. Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery at Wilson's Corner . near Shelbyvilte. A graveside servicr will be conducted by the Shelbyville American Legion Post. Friends may call at the funeral home in St. Paul after 5:30 p. m. today. Buckingham Palace today in a hysterical effort to see Queen Elizabeth honor their idols. It was the first time within memory that a mob has tried to invade, the home of the royal family. Thousands of screaming teenagers and younger children struggled with police and many climbed the great iron railings around the Queen's home before they were pulled down. One iboy got into the palace grounds before police grabbed him. A 14-year-old girl, wearing a top hat and a white shirt with Beatle "slogans on -it, reached the top of the 15-foot-high gates and defied the attempts of police to -coax her down. A police inspector finally climbed up and got her. The occasion was the queen's award of the Order of the British Empire (QBE) to the mop- topped singers. School Sets Scholarship "Timetable" • The "timetable" for three scholarships provided, through trust funds administered by the board of trustees of the Greensburg Community Schools Corporation was announced today. Involved are two scholarships provided through the John F. and Louwicy Goddard Scholarship Fund and one provided by the Charles E. and Catherine L. Remy trust as set up through the estate of the late Edith Remy Martin. Schedule for awarding the four- year scholarships was set up by the board of school trustees as follows: The John F. and Louwicy Goddard Scholarship to DePauw University will be awarded next spring, becoming effective at the start of the 1966-67 school year. The John F. and Louwicy Goddard Scholarship to Purdue University will be awarded in the spring of 1967, becoming effective at the start of the 1967-68 school year. The Charles E. and Catherine L. Remy scholarship, to any college or university within the state of Indiana, will be awarded in the spring of 1968, becoming effective at the start of the 1968-69 school year. Value of the scholarship to De- Pauw has been set at $1,500 per year and the one to Purdue University at $1,000 per year, depending upon the income from a farm, as provided by the John F. and Louwicy Goddard Scholarship trust fund. Value of the scholarship from the Charles E. and Catherine L. Remy trust is $400, which represents the proceeds of the trust established through the estate of the late Edith Remy Martn. It was pointed out that students of the Greensburg Community High School interested in one of the three scholarships should make application through their counselor. Apportion Plans Win House OK By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana House suspended rules today and passed its third reapportionment plan and two of the Senate's four-plan package. After voting 75-20 to suspend rules, the House members immediately passed by a vote of 65-29 their own "Plan C," their next choice behind "Plan A" and "Plan B" which passed and were sent to the Senate earlier. Then the representatives passed 67-25 the "Mankin Plan" for apportioning the Senate, and the "Piper-Kizer Plan" by a vote of 68-26. The "Mankin" and "Piper- Kizer" bills now go to Governor Branigin, who already has on his desk two House bills which had passed both houses. "Plan C" now goes to the Senate. Rep. Samuel Rea, R-Fort Wayne, charged in debate on "Plan C" that legislators are "enacting a whole kit-bag of maps and passing the buck back to the courts" to decide the reapportionment issue. Favor Single Plan Rea said the lawmakers should do our best" to enact a single plan. He called on Governor Branigin to veto all the plans but one for each house. In debate on the "Mankin Plan," Rep. Gene Cogan, D(Continued on Page Seven) Cincy Motorist Is Hurt in Crash Here A Cincinnati, 0., motorist was injured in a single-car crash on Indiana 46, just east of the Bartholomew - Decatur County line, at 3 a. m. today. Hospitalized here with a back injury and lacerations on his head and face is Oskar P. Kas- jerski, 49. Kasperski told State Trooperi Jack Pike and Forrest Brewer shat he was driving east when he ost control of his auto. Investi- *ators said the auto traveled approximately 200 feet along the south berm of the highway before crossing to the north side i crashing into an emban<c- ment. Damage to the was estimated at $400. Kasperski was cited to appear n JP Court here Nov. 10 for ar- aignnrant on a reckless driving count. Reds' Suicide Charge Is Beaten Back At Plei Me By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON (UPI) — "Flying Horsemen" of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division reinforced Vietnamese troops today inside the beleaguered U.S. Special Forces camp at Plei Me. The outpost in the Central Highlands has been under attack by Communist North V i e t n a me s e troops and Viet Cong guerrillas for seven days. The Communist troops mounted another all-out attack on- the camp this morning, including a human wave suicide charge. They were beaten back within a half hour by massive U.S. air and artillery strikes. The artillery was provided by elements of the Cavalry Division, whose pinpoint shelling- of Communist positions Monday night enabled' a Vietnamese relief column to reach the besieged camp. Units of the 1st .Cavalry landed to bolster the defenses as the Communists renewed furious hammering of the camp later in the day. A U.S. military, spokesman said the Communists were attacking the .camp with mortar and -small arms fire at 6:30 p.m. : It was the seventh day of fighting at the outpost, 215 miles northeast of Saigon in the Central Highlands. Viet Cong units were strengthened by the 32nd. regiment from Communist North Viet Nam, which moved below the : border • only two months ago. . . . The Communists opened up today with mortars, recoilless rifles and sent suicide . squads charging to within 25 yards of the Plei Me fence before they were cut down by heavy fire from^the beefed-up garrison. Bombard Guerrillas U.S. Air .Force and Navy planes, which have made the difference in the week-long fighting, bombarded -the guerrillas and their North Vietnamese reinforcements with high explosive bombs, flaming napalm and rockets. The new Communist attack was begun as the relief troops were trying to form a protective ring around the camp. After the air and artillery shield was called down, the Vietnamese reinforcements moved out to the southwest of the camp and -triggered a fire fight about 400 yards from the camp. A U.S. military spokesman said the Reds were fighting from well - fortified positions. The Vietnamese relief column was made oip of troops which had survived three weekend ambushes before reaching Plei Me.. The government troops bivouacked on the Plei Me perimeter Monday night, forming a circle reminiscent of wagon train pioneers fearful of Indian attack. The new fighting began around -dawn. The Viet Cong also attacked a second special forces camp today, this one in : Binh Long Province about 50 miles northwest of Saigon. The fighting lasted about 30 minutes and the (Continued on Page Six) BULLETINS JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) —President Johnson signed into law the $2 billion rivers and harbors bill today but said he would refuse to obey a veto power written in for the Senate and House Public Works committees. "The people of this country did not elect me to this office to preside over its erosion," Johnson said in a strong denunciation of efforts by congressional committees to tie his hands in starting—or closing—federal projects.- WASHINGTON (U P I) - A North Carolina sheriff testified today that he and six of his deputies had joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1963, but he said they had done so merely to keep an eye on the secret organization. The testimony was given before the House Committee on Un-American Activities by Marion W. Millis, sheriff of New Hanover County, N. C. Chief Committee Investigator Donald Appell said that Millis' testimony conflicted with previous statements he had made to investigators. ATLANTA (UPI)—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said today a new massive civil rights thrust will be made in several southern communities. He set the tentative starting dates for November or December. See Fair, Mild Days This Week By United Prass International Fair weather spread over Indiana today, with temperatures moderating in the process, and sunny skies were expected at east through Thursday. No rain or even clouds were on the Hoosier horizon as far as the forecasters could see. The mercury, meanwhile, warmed up from lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s. Highs Monday ranged from 60 at Fort Wayne to 63 at Evans- idlle. Overnight lows this morn- ng ranged from 33 at Lafayette o 41 at Evansville. Highs today will range from >5 to the 60s, lows tonight from 35 to 40 and highs Wednesday from 55 to 64. Little temperature change was expected Thursday. Shiver in South Deep south states--shivered through a second night of record-breaking cold while temperatures hi Northern California continued to set new highs for October. The coldest spot in the nation early today was Elkins. W. Va., at 27 degrees. The weather nireau predicted temperature records would fall as the cold swept over a wide area from Mississippi to the Carolines. Temperatures along the Canadian border were about the same as those along sections of Northern Florida. Hot dry weather with 100-de- ?ree readings prevailed in the desert southwest today. In San Francisco Monday, the high was 86 on the fifth straight day of unseasonable heat. (Continued on Face Six) WEATHER a a. m. 11 a. m. Max. Mon ' 59 Min. Monday '. 24 H'mon City ... 29 33 ... 53 58 57 30 LATE WEATHER — Fair and little temperature change this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. High today 55 to 64. Low tonight 35 to 40. Higli Wednesday 55 to 64. Sunset today 5:51 p. m. Sunrise Wednesday 7:08 a. m. Outlook for Thursday: Little change. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 55 to 64. TONIGHT High School Football. Kiwanis. K. of C. Red Men. Rebekahs. Knights of St. John. No Time to Waste— Two-Week Space Flight Rushed By ALVIN B. WEBB JR. CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) — U.S. spacemen, wasting no time after the $15 million failure of crucial "chase in space," said today they plan to switch capsules Thursday and take aim at a 14-day orbital voyage by two astronauts — possibly by Thanksgiving Day. Officials said Gemini 6 pilots Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford, grounded until early 1966 by a mysterious catastrophe on the fringes of space Monday, apparently were headed home by automobile. The disappointed U.S. space program shifted its attention to fellow astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell and a planned attempt to send them aloft aboard Gemini 7 for two weeks. Technicians were scheduled to defuel the Gemini 6 ship late today and remove it from its Titan -2 rocket early Thursday. The Borman-Lovell spacecraft will be hoisted above the big booster later Thursday. "We don't have any time to waste," said a space agency spokesman. No rendezvous and docking are planned for rookies Borman and Lovell —therefore, no reason to worry about such matters as the failure that sent an Agena target rocket plunging to destruction over the South .Atlantic 95 minutes before Schirra and Stafford were to go aloft to chase The it. space program, led by Manned Spaceflight Chief George Mueller, paused long enough to express "sorrow and grief" at the misfortune, then moved ahead with plans to remove the Gemini 6 capsule from its Titan 2 booster and replace it with Gemini 7. November Date • Officially, the Borman-Loyell voyage was set for "the first quarter of 1966." Actually, the flight was scheduled for Dec. 8. And possibly:;—'Since:-no time (Continned on .P^ge Xjwo) .,,,. OFF TO RHODESIA — British Prime Minister Harold Wilson waves goodbye at No. 10. Downing Street in Eon'don" as~'he~' leaves for Rhodesia to see about the independence problem. Six Are Hurt In Three-Car Pileup At Indiana 3-46 Six persons, five of them Greensburg residents en route home from work at Columbus, were injured in a three- vehicle crash at the junction of Indiana 3 and 46, five miles west of Greensburg, at 6:40 p. m. Monday. Most seriously injured was Mrs. Hulda Nelson, 52, Greensburg, who has been transferred from Memorial Hospital here to the Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus. Sire suffered a fractured" right leg above the knee, a fractured right thigh, possible chest injuries, concussion, multiple lacerations on hei forehead and shock. Others hospitalized here were: Charles E. (Bud) demons, 46, R. R. 1,. Greensburg, a severe laceration.onvthe.head, qoncus- sibif' < 'a"n<r ;SevefaI~ b?6ken ribsf Mrs. Beverly Bode, 25, Greensburg, mild concussion and leg injuries; and Miss Roberta Bradley, 18, Greensburg, multiple lacerations on forehead, concussion, severe sprain of right ankle and abrasions on her knees. Treated at the local hospita: were: John Schilling, 22, Greens burg, with ankle sprains, a small laceration on his head and concussion; and Mrs. Marie HaJ- den, 49, Ludington, Mich., a fractured collar bone, abrasion on right kn-ee and lacerations on the right side of-her head. Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Bode, Miss Bradley and Schilling were pas- Illness Fatal To Farmer, 87 Westport Rites For Emsley Vanderbur Emsley Vanderbur, 87, a well known retired farmer of Southern Decatur County and a resident of Westport, died at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. For the past four years he had been in failing health. His condition had been serious for a month. Born at Gaynorsville on Sept. 15, 1878, he was the son of Henry R. and Sarah Byrum Vanderbur. — r , — As a young man he moved withi£ me ™ an . Le g lon > m av . come out °* Greensburg if Frank I. " " ! W Qym l,rr»r» i o c*imr*f\c*c*-t-n I i« V*i n lt«*3 £«._ —1 A.: j__ 11 > t i his parents to Westport. Later, sengers in an eastbound auto driven by demons. Mrs. Hadden was a passenger in an auto driven by her husband, Charles E. Hadden, 63, who was driving west on Indiana 46 and 3 and turning into Indiana 3 at the junction. Hadden . told investigators he was blinded by the sun and failed to see the approaching traffic as he executed his left turn. Hadden's auto first struck the left side of an eastbound auto driven by. Dan Hall Jr., 24, Austin. Cle- toons; following Hall, crashed into the right front of the Hadden auto. The 1964-model autos driven by demons and Hall and the 1959-model auto driven by Hadden were all reported a total loss. Investigating the crash were State troopers William Rayner and Jon Oldham and the Decatur County sheriff's department. Hadden was cited to appear in JP Court h-ere Saturday on a charge of failure to yield the right of way. This is the same junction where a man from Canada was killed in a similar accident June 5, 1961. .... . . Legion leadership. he engaged in farming in the southern part of Decatur County. I Hamilton has announced his Upon retirement in 1946, he lo- candidacy for the office, for Hamilton Bids For State Legion Chief A second commander of the ^Indiana Department, the lerican Legion, may come out of Greensburg if Frank I. Hamilton is successful in his bid for election to the state's cated at Westport, where he had since resided. Mr. Vanderbur was a member of- the Westport Methodist! Church. His marriage to Charlotte B. DeMosS took place at Greensburg on May 12, 1908. The survivors include: The widow, Mrs. Charlotte Vanderbur of Westport; three sons, Dale Henry Vanderbur and Myron Vanderbur, both of Anderson and Robert E. Vanderbur of R. R. 5, daughters, Greensburg; three Mrs. Harry (Lela) Thackery of R. R. 1, Milroy, Mrs. Andrew (Mary Lois) Rice of Anderson and Mrs. Alfred (Maxine) Rethlake of Greensburg; 16 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides a son who died in infancy and a grandchild, he was preceded in death by three which the election will be held at the Department convention in July. Greensburg's first Department commander was the late Charles "Red" Maston, who served in 1937. One other candidate has announced for the commandership. He is Ralph "Curly" Cushman of V'eedersburg, a Northern Department vice-commander. Hamilton is the immediate past Southern vice-commander. Cushman's .Legion record also includes service as Sixth" District commander and Department membership chairman. The local candidate joined the American Legion as a veteran of World War II, having served from 1943 to 1946 and reaching the rank of first lieutenant of infantry. He joined Welsh-Crawley-Kramer post No. 129 here in 1954 and served as post commander in 1959-60. This was fol- brothers, Thomas, Grover and| lowed by tne usual tnree years r-»T*n: T7_— J«_l...«. ««*] 4-Kv.jin •* * William Vanderbur and three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Strock, Mrs. Emma Martin and Mrs. Tillie Elliott. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.. m. Thursday in IJass Funeral Home at Westport. The Rev.' C. L. Rice, a former Westport minister, will officiate, assisted by the. Rev. Dewitt Coats, present pastor of the Westport Methodist Church. Burial will be in Union Baptist Cemetery, south of, .Greensburg. -^Visitation at the funeral home wfll,.be..after 2 p. muWednesday. as post trustee. He served as judge advocate Tenth District in 1958-59, as District adjutant the following year, and as District commander the year after that. In this year, 1960-61, the Tenth District achieved first place in the Legion's Department membership contest. He served as Department judge advocate in 1962-63. before being elected-Southern vice-com- manderiin-jl964;;iln that year he served as chairman; of the De- • Frank I. Hamilton partment American Legion Leadership Conference. Hamilton, a local attorney, was graduated from Wiley High School at Terre Haute in 1940, received his Bachelor of Science degree-from Indiana University in 1947 and his law degree in 1951. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, the Sphinx Club, Skull and Crescent, and Blue Key. He was admitted to the bar in 1952 and is a past president of the Decatur County Bar Association. He is a member of Greensburg Lodge No. 36, F & A. M., of the Scottish Rite, Murat Temple, at Indianapolis, and is past exalted ruler of the Elksr lodge here.

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