Watchdog of Pursestrings— Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Virginia, Resigns By RAY ROGERS RICHMOND, Va. (TJPI)—U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., who earned a reputation as the watchdog of the nation's purse- strings, has resigned to make way for a younger man — possibly Tiis son. Byrd, 78, powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, quit his post one week after state elections and thus assured his successor who will be appointed toy Virginia's Democratic governor at least one year in the office before a special election next November. He listed pains of arthritis as a main reason for his decision and said he found himself tiring during lengthy committee meeting. Byrd, in a fashion as conservative as his renowned views on taxes and spending, announced, his resignation in a letter to Gov. Albertis Harrison. The resignation became effective upon receipt of the letter Wednesday night, and Burns Are Fatal to Pacifist NEW YORK (UPI)—"I want to live." This simple statement was relayed to the friends of Roger Laporte maintaining a vigil Friday near the hospital room where the 22-year-old pacifist lay near death. Laporte died a short time later. Laporte, a member of the strongly pacifist Catholic Worker Movement, set a match to his gasoline-soaked body shortly before dawn Tuesday in front of the glass towers of the U. N. complex. He said his action was a protest against "war, all war." Rushed to Belleyue Hospital, Laporte apparently remained lucid enough to discuss his immolation. He said be had chosen the early hour so that no one could stop him. Teams of doctors at Bellevue worked in relays to save his life but he was burned over 95 per cent of his body. Laporte was the third person this year to set himself afire in an anti-war protest. Before he died at Bellevue he was given the last rites of the Catholic church by the Rev. Alexander Busuttil. "He made the most devout act of contrition I have ever heard," said Father Busuttil. "His voice was strong and he meant every word." • Assistant Pastor Named at Batesville BATESVILLE, Ind. —Changes affecting St. Louis Parochial School here have been announced by the Very Rev. Sylvan R. Becker, O.F.M., minister provincial of Franciscan Fathers of the Cincinnati Province. The Rev. Lery Wendling, O.F.M., assistant pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church, has been named assistant pastor at Christ The King Church at Shiprock, New Mexico. Replacing Father Wendling at the Batesville church is the Rev. John Bosco Trumbull, O.F.M., who has been an instructor al Bishop Luers High School at Fort Wayne and assistant pastor at St. Therese Catholic Church in that city. A native of Philadelphia, Pa. Father Trumbull was ordained at Oldenburg in 1955. He has served as assistant pastor of St. Lawrence Church at Lafayette and at St. Boniface Church at Peoria, 111. Sen. Byrd Harrison read it to a news conference today. Long-Time Rumors For months there have been rumors in Virginia and Washington that Byrd would step lown from office at the appropriate time and that Harrison would appoint Harry F. Byrd Jr. to the post. The younger Byrd is a state enator and is president and Jditor of the family newspaper at Winchester, Va., and pres- dent and publisher of the other amily newspaper at Harrisonburg, Va. ' Services Held For Mrs. Nettie Beagle Numerous relatives and friends attended the funeral rites her< Wednesday afternoon for Mrs Nettie S. Beagle, 67, widow o John G. Beagle. The Rev. Robert L. Browning pastor of the First Church o God, officiated. Burial was in South Par Cemetery. The casket bearer were: Walker Beagle, Paul Bea gle, Paul Ernstes, Forrest Good win, C. J. Loyd and Grant Hen derson. 6 IN MAINE NEW YORK (UPI) — Tin lowest temperature reportei this morning to the U. S. Weath er Bureau, excluding Alaska an Hawaii, was 6 degrees at Cari bou and Limestone, Maine. The highest reported Wednesday wa 85 at Fort Myers, Fla. Corn Crop In Indiana Is Record INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Agriculture Department Wednesday confirmed what loosiers already knew—that the %5 corn crop in • Indiana was record-breaker. The department's Nov. 1 estimate showed a probable crop of 463,872,000 bushels for Indiana and an average of 96 bushels per acre. Both total and aver- ige yield would be records. The Nov. 1 estimate was the ;ame as Oct. 1 and more than 125,000,000-bushels MgherJthan. he 1964 drought-damaged crop which produced 337,752,000 bu- hels. The'96 bushel average was :he highest of any of the 10 eadin/g corn producing states, llinois was second high with 94 mshels and Iowa third with 80. Indiana's soybean yield estimate of 29 bushels per acre also was a record-fbreaker, and lighest of any of the soybean states except Illinois with which it is tied. The old record was 28 bushels in 1961 and 1962. The estimate is for 86,594,000 bushels. Byrd was elected to another six-year term last year. At that time, Republicans in the state charged he would resign if reelected so his son could be named to the Senate. Byrd also was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and in one short paragraph in the congressional directory he listed himself as a "newspaper publisher, farmer and applegrower." "I have concluded that the time has come for someone younger to bear these burdens and shoulder these responsibilities," Byrd said in his letter of resignation. Senate Is Surprised Byrd's resignation caught his colleagues in the U.S. Senate by surprise and their response was praise for the lawmaker's long service. •Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, Mont., said the news "came unexpectedly" and said he heard of it with "the deepest personal regret" Byrd was appointed to the U.S. Senate on March 4, 1933, and became one of the most powerful political figures in the country. The text of Byrd's resignation said: 'It was 50 years ago this month that I first was elected o the Senate of Virginia. Since then through the partiality and generosity of the people of Virginia I have served as governor of our Commonwealth and for nearly 33 years I have served in the United States Senate. 'I have concluded that the time has come for someone younger to bear these burdens and shoulder these responsibilities." He gave arthritis as his main reason for giving up his Senate post. Mother, Children. Perish in Fire WALTON, Ind. (UPI) — A mother and two of her four children were killed Wednesday by a fire which swept their small frame home in this Cass County town 10 miles south of Logansport. Mrs. Doris J. Jones, 26, was found dead just inside the front doorway of the house. Her children, James Jr., 3, and Scott, 1, died in Memorial Hospital at Logansport shortly after they were taken there in critical condition. Firemen found them lying in a bedroom. Mrs. Jones and her oldest son died of burns. The youngest child died of smoke inhalation. Mrs. Elizabeth Lyman, i neighbor, saw smoke seeping from the house and called firemen. Firemen said a burning cigarette in a davenport may have caused the fire. Husband Testifies In Slaying MARION, Ind. (UPI) — The first - degree murder trial o) Mrs. Phyllis Hazelbaker, 31, an Alexandria divorcee, was in recess today for Veterans Day following testimony from the woman's alleged paramour. Mrs. Hazelbaker is charged in the shooting death of Mrs Ethel Key last March along a highway near Muncie. The prosecution Wednesday callec the victim's husband, Loyed 30, to the stand. The husband is currently serving a life term in Indiana State Prison at Michigan City on his guilty plea to charges stemming from the anniversarj night slaying. Key told the court Mrs Hazelbaker ran from her auto stopped just behind his, and fired the fatal shot at his wife as he ran to try and stop her The story was similar in de tail to the one he told after sev eral changes in the version o the slaying during questioning by state police. Mso admitted as evident Wednesday was a tape recoro ing made of Mrs. Hazelbaker' oral statement to state polic investigators. In it, the woman said Kej shot his wife and then gave he the gun, his billfold and hi wife's pocketbook to dispose of. She said on the recording thai she did so. The things were found in the approximate locations where she pointed them out to officers Blast Injures Three In Train Derailment IDAVILLE, Ind. (UPI)—Three persons were injured, one seriously, today when an explosion shattered a burning boxcar crammed with auto tires in the wreckage of a freight train derailed 24 hours earlier. The 'blast shook the scene of the derailment of 15 cars on the' Pennsylvania Railroad tracks Between Idaville and Monticelo early Wednesday. Taken to White County Hospital at Monticello were Larry Wirtz, 22, Kentland; Frederico Juarez, 32, Amboy, and Bernard Doyle, 48, Kentland. Wirtz, a member of a railroad wreck crew, suffered severe burns on face, hands and body and was listed in serious condition. Juarez, also a wreck crew member, suffered a possible knee fracture. Doyle, who was operating a buldozer building an earthen barrier around a pool of volatile chemical leaking from an overturned tank car, received burns on hands and face. 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