Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on October 29, 1965 · Page 2
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS CALL 663-3114 IF PAPER IS MISSED— Volume LXXU SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensburg, lnd.,Jjjjay, Ort. 29,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10<; carrier, 45< week Issue No. 247 Winter Socks Northeast— Frank A. White A GRIM BATTLE goes on statewide and nationally to again have two full-fledged political parties instead of the present party and a half. Charles 0. Hendricks, a dark- horse, who emerged as Republican state chairman on the fifth ballot of the 22- member state committee, is being accepted well by most all Republicans. Republican minor- Mr. White j«y members of the House were up all night so that they might submit an apportionment plan opposite those of the Democrats in majority in the Legislature. Hendricks has tried to calm rival factions in the party that hold power. Among them are Richard 0. Ristine, last nominee for governor, now turned banker William E. Jenner, former U. S. senator; and Harold W. Handley, late governor, now an advertising firm partner. IT IS DIFFICULT to get a consensus as to who should hold party pursestrings and on other vexing internal problems. Cash is needed for the GOP war chest with the 1966 congressional contests in the offing. THE party has some 60 mayors to around 40 for the Democrats. But it has no state patronage and from patronage comes cash for campaigning Democrats are "eating high on the hog" as far as patronage goes. The GOP brought U. S. Senator Everett Dirksen for a $75 a couple fund raising dinner that was a success. The party c'ame out of the disastrous November election in the black. NATIONALLY THE GOP is still in the throes of a left and right wing fight, despite the efforts of the national chairman to bring unity. BARRY Goldwater, GOP presidential standard bearer, now a columnist, is lashing out. He talks about exercising the left. Former Vice President Richard Nixon, most popular of them all with Hoosiers, and U. S. Senator Thruston Morton of Kentucky are calling for ousting the Ku Klux Klan and the John Birch Society from the party. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, a governor who has some 30 men on his publicity staff and George Romney, the Michigan governor, who would not indorse Goldwater. are not merging their views with those of top national party leaders. HOW THE FAILURE to get together has weakened the GOP may be seen. The party in 1940 found 38 per cent of the electorate identified themselves as Republicans to 42 per cent Democrats. (Some manifested no preference.) Today 53 per cent say they are Democrats and 25 per cent speak out as Republicans. The whole political picture has changed, 73 per cent of the people now living in big cities. Estate of the GOP is low, but over the years that of the Democrat party has at times been so low there was talk of abandoning it and starting a new party. REPUBLICAN LEADERS think the President and Congress have made a Pandora's box of troubles with the "Great Society. They say as does Dirksen, wait until they stump their toes enough times and the voters will "throw the rascals out," a timeworn expression. ALTHOUGH THE SKY high hook-up of a spacecraft carrying Navy Captain Walter M. Shirra and Air Force Major Thomas P. Stafford was "scrubbed" for mechanical failure, it does not mean we abandon the project of putting astronauts on the moon. Consider how exciting is the age in which we live. More than 90 per cent of all the scientists who ever lived are alive today. BY T-HE TIME those in school are 50 years old, an American will not only have landed on the moon but gone to the planet Mars and returned to Earth. By the time today's crop of school pupils are 70, our economic output will have increased 200 per cent, and will total two trillion dollars. As we watch turn of the century 35 years hence, world population will have doubled. There will then be some seven billion human beings on earth. Don't get killed in an October auto accident and miss all the excitement of things to come. Warmup Promised Through Weekend By United Press International Temperatures hit the subfreezing depths of a late October depression in Indiana today, then headed upward on a slow warming trend expected to continue past the weekend. Fort Wayne's early morning low was 23, nine degrees below .'reezing. The Indianapolis low of 26 was the coldest reading in the capital city since last March 27, more than seven months ago. John Harmon reported a low of 24 at 5 this morning at his station south of Greensburg. The 5 a. m. reading at the waterworks station was 26. Lafayette and South Bend also recorded 26, Evansville and Cincinnati 27 and Louisville 30. Forecasts called for fair and sunny weather as far as the weathermen could see into the future. High temperatures Thursday ranged from 45 at South Bend to 62 at Evansville. Highs today will range from 50 to 63, lows tonight from 35 to 42, and highs Saturday from 60 to 69. Mrs. Baldwin Mrs. Ealdidn Is Appointed To REMC Post Mrs. Jane Baldwin of Greensburg has been appointed home service advisor on the staff of the member services department of the Decatur County REMC. This announcement was made today by Paul Tetherow, general manager of the local REMC, who explained Mrs. Baldwin will be working as advisor in home lighting, appliances and with home demonstration and 4-H groups. Mrs. Baldwin was winner of numerous county, state and national awards during her 12 years as a 4-H member in this county. She was an International Farm Youth Exchangee to Ecuador in 1959. She is a graduate of Butler University and has worked as assistant home demonstration agent in Decatur County. She was an examiner for Cincinnati Public Schools and is a former teacher of home economics at Sandusky, Sandcreek and Greensburg. She is married to Dan Baldwin, an accountant at the Bearings Corporation of America plant here. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin and their two children, Jeff and Julie, reside in the Hillcrest Addition. The five-day outlook said temperatures will average' 4 or 5 degrees above normal highs of 55 to 64 and normal lows of 37 to 42. "Slow warming trend through the weekend and little change early next week," the outlook said. "Little or no precipitation indicated." Winter in Northeast Winter took a pre-season punch at the Northeast today. The mercury skidded under the 10 degree mark in parts of New WEATHER b a. m. . II a. m. H'mon 24 48 City 26 44 Max. Thurs 57 56 Min. Thurs 25 29 LATE WEATHER—Sunny this afternoon, warmer north portion. Fair and warmer tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 39 to 44. High Saturday mostly in the 60s. Sunset today 5:47 p. m. Sunrise Saturday 7:11 a. m. Outlook for Sunday: Fair and mild. Lows 35 to 42. Highs in the 60s. York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Snow fell in parts of New England. The Weather Bureau recorded a 7 above zero near Waynesbur.g, Ohio. A 10 above was the coldest for any October at Bradford, Pa., and 12 above was reported at Olean, N.Y. Sinclairville, N.Y.., shivered in 8 above readings and Buffalo, N.Y., which got one inch of snow Thursday,. had a record low of 20 today. Seven inches of snow coated the Snow Ridge ski center in Lewis County, N.Y. It was 32 degrees in New York this morning, lowest for the date in 40 years Twenty- one mile an hour winds made it seem even colder to shivering commuters. It was worse in Pittsburgh — 16 degrees at 6 a.m., lowest for the date since 1925 and the lowest pre-season temperature since a 20-degree mark was set Oct. 31, 1887. The Boston weather bureau reported the lowest temperatures of the year in many areas of New England, but forecast a rapid warming trend Saturday, (Continued on Page Six) Most Daring Space Adventure Planned BY ALVIN B. WEBB Jr. SPACE CENTER, Houston (UPI)—The three ingredients for man's most daring adventure into space are four eager astronauts, a White House okay and an idea once dismissed as "not logical." The fiery unfolding of the spectacular could begin by Dec/ 8.- And if its ambitious hopes are fulfilled, America's $1.35 billion Gemini program will present the nation with a twofold Christmas present: A complete revision of the world's space record books and an undisputed lead in manned exploration of the cosmos. The lead roles will be played by U.S. astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell, who will ride the Gemini 7 spaceship into orbit on a planned 14- day, 209 - orbit trip around Earth; and by fellow spacemen Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford, who will "chase" them in orbit. The result, hopefully, will be an historic "formation flight" of four astronauts, piloting two spaceships barely a few feet apart as they zip around Earth at speeds of five miles per second. For hours on end, the four spacemen will converse, take pictures and fly around each other 185 miles above earth. Soviet Sextet Planned The daring plan, evidently-an attempt by the United States to offset the effects of a six- cosmonaut space voyage the Soviet Union is believed to be (Continued on Page Three) BULLETINS JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) — President Johnson "strongly end enthusiastically" supports Democratic candidate Abraham D. Beame for mayor of New York City, the White House said today. "Mr. Beame knows that if the President voted in New York he would cast his vote for Mr. Beame and the ticket," Presidential Press Secretary Bill D. Moyers declared. NEW YORK (UPI) — Dow Jones 1 p. m. CDT stock averages: 30 indus 961.80 up 2.69 20 rails 235.81 off 0.48 15 utils 157.87 up 0.30 65 stocks 336.34 up 0.42 Negro March Blocked by Negro Men LINCOLNTON, Ga. (UPI)—A desegregation campaign in this northeast Georgia town pitted Negro against Negro today in confrontation unprecedented in the civil rights movement. The unusual situation occurred when 46 Negro men, largely pulpwood mill workers, Thursday prevented about 30 Negroes from staging a march protesting segregation in schools and public facilities. Forming a barricade across dusty road, the Negro men, through their spokesman, Sylvester Glaze, said, "the marches change nothing. "We're satisfied with things as they are," Glaze told the march leaders, Willie Bolden, the Rev. Charley Brown and Edward Bedford, al! of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). "We didn't have nothing when we was born and we never will." There have been instances in the civil rights movement where local Negroes did not support or voiced some criticism of demonstrations, but the confrontation marked the first time that Negroes actually had barred marches. Boats Still Streaming To Florida KEY WEST, Fla. (UPD— Small boats carrying Cuban, refugees continued to stream across the dangerous Florida Straits today despite an expect- bd announcement of a refugee irlift. \ Tne Coast Guard said at least bine boats were en route to Key jiVest this morning from Cuba, two of the vessels carried about 105 refugees, three of them critically ill. | The number of refugees j Aboard the seven other vessels was- not known, the Coast Guard said. Another boat, identified as the Lob, radioed it was out of gas in the straits and taking on water. A Coast Guard plane was sent to drop gasoline, and if necessary, pumps. The number of people aboard the boat was not known. The Coast Guard said 218 refugees reached here Thursday by midnight. The charter "ooat Little Moe H brought 115 Cubans here Thursday and the Coast Guard cutter Reliance arrived with 71 more. A Coast Guard spokesman said an expected "last minute flood of refugees didn't materialize." The airlift plan is expected to call for two charter flights daily to Varadero, which was a posh resort before Fidel Castro took over the hotels in 1959. The refugees will be flown to Opa-Locka, a refurbished naval base on the outskirts or Miami, and from there they will be JElown to relocation points in other parts of the nation. Some Delay Ths freedom flights, however, are not expected to begin until 10 days after negotiations are completed with the Castro regime. The airlift probably will bring about 5,000 refugees a month to Florida. Both U.S. and Cuban authorities have compiled lists of Cubans who havp. "immediate relatives" in this country. Top priority will be given to (Continued on Page Three) Three Arrested On Forgery Charges SEYMOUR, Ind. (UPI) — Three Ohio men were arrested Thursday night on charges of passing $15,000 worth of forged checks in Indiana and Ohio. Taken to Jackson County Jail at Brownstown were Boyd White and his brother Cloyd, of Cincinnati, and James Harding, Hamilton, Ohio. Statepolice said they allegedly passed more than 200 bogus checks in Indiana, mostly in food markets, liquor stores and taverns. Some of the cities victimized included Richmond, Bloomington, Muncie, Seymour, Columbus, and Fort Wayne. At the time of their arrests, they had several fraudulent checks ranging from $50 to $100 in their possession, authorities said. Police said Boyd White admitted the forgeries with a typewriter and other equipment. Draft Standards For High School Graduates Lowered Policeman Kills Boy With Gun INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — A policeman shot to death an 18- j year-old youth today who pulled a .gun when the officer sought to question him about a $15 grocery holdup. The weapon turned out to be loaded with blanks. Sgt. Frank Otto fired two shots into the chest of a youth later identified as Larry Richard Fiddler of Indianapolis. Otto said he asked the youth for identification and the boy pulled out a pistol and shouted You're dead." When the gun was examined it was found to be loaded with blank cartridges. Otto was on the lookout for a youth answering Fiddler's description when a police broadcast told of the holdup at the Resner Market. A clerk was held up by a boy armed with a pistol and with a handkerchief over the lower portion of his face. When Otto saw Fiddler, he ordered him to stop and commanded him to move to the rear of the squad car and produce identification papers. Officers found in Fiddler's pocket a note demanding money. But the grocery clerk said the note was not used. Close Swift Plant at Evansville EVANSVILLE, ind. (UPI)Swift & Co., once one of this city's largest employers, today announced plans to close its local meat packing plant because of "continuing economic losses." The firm spent more than $40 million here annually for goods and services, including payroll and livestock purchase. Plant manager B. A. Balgus said "every effort" would be made to find jobs for the 700 employes through transfers to other Swift facilities or accommodate them through retirement plans. The local Swift plant was started in 1926 and employed as many as 1.500 workers. However, employment has declined steadily since World War II. Driver Draws Fine, Suspended Sentence Found guilty in City Court Thursday afternoon- on a charge of driving on Indiana 3 Aug. 19 while her operator's license was suspended, Ruth E. Yeager, 22, Westport, was fined $10 and costs, totaling $32.25, and .was given a suspended five-day sentence in the local jail. Six Yanks Killed by Own Fire By MICHAEL T. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) — Six U. S. paratroopers frem the 101st Airborne Division were killed and three wounded when caught in an artillery barrage from their own lines, an American military spokesman disclosed today. The accident happened Thurs- jay in the Song Am valley 12 miles northwest of Qui Nhon ind 280 miles north of Saigon. The spokesman said the paratroopers were members of a squad that inadvertently moved into the line of fire. The victims were part of the airborne division's 327th Infantry Battalion. More Air Raids U.S. Air Force A1E Skyraider planes today slashed out of the skies in dive bomb attacks on Viet Cong battalion in jungles 25 miles west - northwest of Saigon. Details of the attacks were sketchy and a U.S. spokesman said only that they were still underway shortly before dark today. The area is on the fringe of the Communist dominated "Iron Triangle" sanctuary. Earlier, B52 bombers from Guam struck a suspected guerrilla storage area in Tay Ninh Province, 45 miles northwest of Saigon. It was the 55th raid of the war toy the eight-jet Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombers. U.S. Navy planes from 7th Fleet carriers also carried out five rocket and bomb missions over Communist North Nam today. Airfield Security Security around U.S. installations in Viet Nam can never be improved to the point where they are immune from Communist sneak attacks, a U.S. military official said today. "As tar as we know at the moment, there are no loopholes in the security at the airfields," the official said, "but no matter how tight it is, the Viet Cong will always be able to set up a mortar or two and lob shells in." The statement came as. an .investigation began into the Viet Cong suicide squad and mortar foray Thursday against two U.S. air bases in which the Viet | Reds destroyed or damaged 47 I helicopters and planes. It also was disclosed that Soviet -built surface - to - air (SAM) missiles positioned around the Communist North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi have downed their sixth American plane. The plane,.. a Navy aircraft, was lost within the past two days but military authorities declined to give the exact location or other details. To date, 116 U.S. planes are known to have been shot down over North Viet Nam and 94 of the crewmen either killed or captured. U.S. Pacific Commander Adm. Ulysses S. Sharp has noted that the .ratio of planes down to sorties flown in Viet Nam is greater than that (Continued on Page Six) Three Local Youths Arrested at Shelby Three local youths arrested in Shelbyville Thursday night have been released pending their appearance in courts there. Two of them — one 16 and the other 17— are scheduled to appear in juvenile court for violation of curfew regulations and the third, Charles H. Palmer, 20, is charged in Shelbyville City Court with contributing to the delinquency of minors. Rev. E. E. Danielson Plan Mission Congregation Of Lutherans The Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America today announced plans for starting a mission congregation in Greensburg and assigned the Rev. E. Edwin Danielson to be the local developer. The congregation, to be known as Grace Lutheran Church, will hold Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. and morning worship at 10:30 each Sunday morning, starting Nov. 7. The place of the services is to be announced. A group -of local residents began holding services last spring and, after suspending them over the summer months, -have -been meeting each Sunday, evening in the basement room of the Decatur County YMCA. It is expected the congregation will number approximately 40 at the time of the first service Nov. 7. A minimum of 60 members is required for the mission to be chartered as a church. The Rev. Mr. Danielson and his wife, Lawaine, and daughter Kristin, have moved here to a new parsonage at 11 Ryle Drive, purchased by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Lutheran Church in America. (Continued on Page Three) Tax Deadline Decatur County property owners have only 1V2 days left to pay their fall installment of taxes.. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 1. Mrs. Mary Miller, treasurer, pointed out today that her office in the courthouse will be open until noon Saturday and from 8 a. m. until. 4 p. m. Monday — the final day. Those paid by mail must be postmarked before midnight Monday. Mrs. Miller also explained that those paying by mail should include a self-a ddressed stamped envelope for return of the tax receipt. The law provides that an eight per cent penalty shall be added to tho'se taxes not paid by the deadline. New Bid to Fill Ranks For Viet Nam By DARRELL GARWOOD WASHINGTON (UPI) — In another move to fill the ranks for Viet Nam, the Defense Department has lowered mental fitness standards to assure a uniform, for most high school graduates who pass their physicals, as draftees or volunteers. The action, first since 'the Korean war, is designed to increase enlistments by 25,000 men a year. And it could add 100,000 or more annually to the nation's draft potential. Many Rejects Of the more than 100,000 men given pre - induction examinations each month, about 46 per cent currently are rejected- half for physical and half for mental reasons. The new standards, announced Thursday, will go into effect Nov. 1 for draftees or those trying to enlist in the Army, Navy and Marines. The Air Force, the only service not asing the draft, will continue to use present mental standards. The new regulations are aimed at making it easier for high school graduates to enter the service because they have been found to make better soldiers. The old mental standards still will apply to high school dropouts. Currently, high school graduates must score above the lowest 30 per . cent.. of.. those taking the Armed Forces .Qualification Test to be accepted automatically for service. Those in the 10 to 30 per cent bracket can 'get in if they pass supplementary aptitude tests. After Nov. 1, physically fit high school graduates will be accepted if they score above the lowest 15 per cent. No aptitude tests would be required. Low Cutoff As . at present, the new system would exclude entirely anyone scoring among the lowest 10 per cent. High school graduates scoring between 10 and 15 per cent would be required to pass the backup tests. (Continued on Page Three) Rites Monday For Lee Sanregret, 66 Funeral rites for Lee Sanregret, 66, R. R. 1, Westport, whose body was recovered from the Brush Creek Reservoir on the northeast edge of Butlerville Thursday, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Monday at the Vitt and Stermer Funeral Home, 4619 Delhi Pike, Delhi Hills — a suburb of Cincinnati. Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati. Friends may call at the-funeral home from 3 to 9 p. m. Sunday. Mr. Sanregret, a native of Cincinnati, had resided on R. R. 1, Westport, three miles west of Millhousen, for the past three years. MONSOON SEASON—Troops of the U.S. 1 st Infantry Division make their way across a monsoon-swollen stream near Phouc Vinh, South Viet Nam. They floated gear across. '

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