Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on December 18, 1965 · Page 3
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GREENSBURG DAILY NEWS CALL 663-3114 IF PAPER IS MISSED— SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Greensburg, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 18,1965 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per copy, 10<; carrier, 45 < week l»"e H°- 288 Frank A. White HERE IS A VIEWPOINT on the Viet Nam war, a subject Indiana congressmen and national polls show to be foremost in American concern today. You may or may not agree. We belong in Viet Nam. Whoever controls Asia will sometime control the world. Red China already has fired her second atomic bomb Mr. White and is out to control Asia. Sixty-five of each 100 people of the world live in Asia. It has 60,000 miles of coastline and 18 million square miles of territory. Some 325 million free people live there. TO SURRENDER key Viet Nam to the communists would open the door to Red conquest of Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand and Malaya and eventually Australia, Japan and the Philippines. The Reds by the "salami slicing" processes would be able to control the Straits of Malacca, the world trade lifeline and Korea would fall. RED CHINA IN the Korean conflict enjoyed sanctuaries and the column of General Douglas MacArthur on the Yalu River was cut to pieces because he could not destroy vital bridges, on orders from Washington. Despite denials in Washington, North Viet Nam enjoys sanctuaries. We could use our air power to close the narrow channel of the North Viet Nam port of Hai- phong. Eighty per cent of Hanoi's supplies come through this port We have not bombed the "Iron Triangle" around Hanoi, the industrial potential of North Viet Nam's war making efforts. THERE IS FEAR that to do so would bring Red China into the war, and in turn the Soviet Union. We do not now have enough Americans in South Viet Nam to mass an effective counter-offensive against the Viet Cong. As a result American fighting men are being murdered during our indecision. China is an impoverished nation, not industrialized sufficiently to wage war against the U. b. A many hold. We have undisputed air and sea control of Asia's oceans. There is thought that the Soviet Union, although communist, as is Red China, would not go to war over China. Red China and the Soviet Union quarrel and were China to win she would dominate the Asian continent, not Moscow. I HEARTILY DISAGREE with the National Council of Churches whose leaders say we should call a recess in bombing to give the Viet Cong time to negotiate. When the council gets out of the spiritual realm it usually has been wrong. All that keeps my boy and other American fighting men alive in this bloody conflict over there is the air bombing. Our foes turn down efforts at negotiation. History abounds in the per- fidity of communists at a peace- table. Their promises are meaningless until they have lost militarily. THE COMMUNIST aim of world conquest has never faltered, regardless of the face they show to the naive. Their ambition is, and has been, to subject all nations to communist control, and to buy the U. S. A. in the process. The French had 450,000 fighting men in Indo-China when forced to surrender and withdraw. Viet Nam judges the present war on the record of the French. Hanoi believes we will tire and go home, as did the French. DEMONSTRATORS HAVE given comfort to our North Vietnamese foes. They have taken full advantage of the propaganda that has ensued. They like to believe there is dissension in Congress and among the American people to the extent that we will have to give up our effort to keep free nations free in Southeast Asia. We had a Munich in World War II, with deadly results. The President is pressured to hit Hanoi in vital spots, destroj the "Iron Triangle" of industry and close the port of Hai- phong. Likewise he is pressured to make a deal and make big concessions to the communists. The war, as it now goes, could -last 75 years and bleed us to death financially and in men. The hour of decision surely cannot be far distant. It involves risk and all wars involve risks. _- . BWIB SOUTH EAST tKN INUIANA a (jKtAlt=H rt c.»» &r nr c.n. uigdUMM'3/ _: ;_; , . Volume IXXII _ Champs Home For Christmas "HARVEST MOON"—U.S. Marines ot the Third Division assault a line of trees to flush out Viet Cong snipers during operation "Harvest Moon" near Hoy An, South Viet Nam. Terrorism in Saigon- Ho Chi Minh Trail In Neutral Laos Bombed Children's Free Movie Thursday A free movie for children of he community will be held at he' Tree Theatre at 9 a. m. on Thursday of next week. The Christmas party is being provided by the theatre management and Greensburg Lodge No..475, B. P. 0. Elks. A committee from the Elks' Lodge will distribute treats following the show. This annual event was originated in 1923 by the late Walter ?. Easley. It was continued during the period that his widow, Mrs. Mildred Easley, operated :he theatre. Following acquisition of the :heatre by Quirin Schneider in July, 1962, he approved continuance of the Christmas project. For a number of years the Greensburg Elks' Lodge has cooperated in the project by providing treats for the children. By RAY F. HERNDON SAIGON (UPI) —Viet Cong .errorists hurled a grenade "rom a passing car into the street in front of an American officers billet tonight in the fifth consecutive day of terrorism in the heart of Saigon. A Vietnameise policeman and four civilians were wounded. No Americans were hurt. The grenade exploded in front of a passing taxi, injuring the driver. A bicyclist and a pedestrian also were hurt. Two American military policemen guarding the billet were not lurt and chased the terrorist :ar. It got away. The Viet Cong have sworn to take as many American lives as possible in observance of the fifth anniversary Monday of the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong. Tonight's explosion occurred despite massive seciu-ity pre- :autions. Impose Curfew The U.S. military had decreed a nightly curfew, from dusk to dawn, in expectation of such attacks. The Viet Cong tiave thrown bombs or hurled hand grenades almost every day this week and although there were few injuries the military was taking no chances. The Viet Nam crisis was jomplicated today by the revolt of rebel tribesmen in four highland provinces. The fiercely independent Montagnards (mountaineers) killed at least one Vietnamese district chief, seized control of two towns and three U.S. special forces camps and for a time held a provincial capital. Some Americans were held as hostages. The war itself took a new turn when it was disclosed U.S. 52 bombers from Guam were bombing the Ho Chi Minh trail in neutral Laos, the corridor through the jungles and mountains 'by which Communist North Viet Nam funnels men and supplies into South Viet Nam. The revolt began late Friday night when mountain tribesmen seized Gia Nghia, capital of Quang Due Province about 110 miles northeast of Saigon, without firing a shot. Revolt Spreading Today the revolt spread to Pleiku and Pho Bon provinces and possibly to other areas. "There has been lighting in numerous areas between the government and rebel forces and casualties thus far are c o n s i d erable," government sources said. Tribesmen rebelled in at least three Special Forces camps. Two Divorces Are Awarded in Court Two divorces were granted Friday in Decatur Circuit Court. Cheryl Ann McCord, plaintiff, was granted a divorce from Bruce A. McCord. The former name of Cheryl Ann Martin was ordered restored to the plaintiff. The defendant was ruled to pay costs. Linda S. Keihn, plaintiff, was granted a divorce from Robert C. Keihn and was awarded custody of the couple's minor child. The defendant, who was granted the right of reasonable visitation, was ordered to pay $20'per week support — $12 for current support and $8 on back support payments until January, 1967 — and $12 per week thereafter. The defendant is to pay dental bills and major medical bills for the child and costs of the action. Ike Goes Home for WASHINGTON (UPI) — For mer President Dwight D. Eisenhower left Walter Reed Army Hospital today 40 days after a heart attack and predicted he would be playing golf within a month. Heading to his Gettysburg. Pa., farm for Christmas, Eisenhower said he was "feeling fine" but would have to "take it slowly" for a few weeks. ''I expect I'll be playing golf again within a month, but slowly—not as much as usual," the 75-year-old general told reporters as he left the big Army medical center. Eisenhower emerged from the hospital shortly after 10 a. m. He got into a black limousine with wife Mamie for a drive to Gettysburg. Eisenhower was wearing a grey felt hat, black coat and a white muffler in the sunny but chilly weather. Mrs. Eisenhower wore a red coat. One, located at La Thien, feU to the rebels. The situation at the other two amips, at PJei Mrong and Plei Djereng in Pleiku Province remained unclear. Many of the Special Forces camps the United States has established in the central mountains employ hill tribesmen as scouts and strike forces to harass the Communists. The rebels, or at least some part of them, were believed using American-supplied weapons. Situation Reported Tense Early today it was reported the tribesmen had loweret their flag at Gia Nghia ahc agreed to negotiate. But later reports indicated that fightin, could break out any moment. Bui Diem, ranking politica' adviser to Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, said the central government has not been informed the rebels' political demands, but ii was assumed they want to'sel up a separate mountain state. Diem said Ky has flown to the general area of the rebellion. He did not know whether the premier planned to take part in negotiations with the rebels. There are about 521,000 tribespeople. belonging to roughly twenty separate groups inhabiting the 11 province area that makes u{ the Vietnamese army's seconc military corps area. The various tribes are lumpec together as Montagnards, (Continued on Page Five) Draws Jail Term On Intoxication Count One person was fined and an other was sentenced to the loca jail this morning in City Court Pleading guilty to a charg 1 of disorderly conduct following a disturbance in the 400 block o South Monfort Friday afternoon B. N. Hudson, 24, Walton, Ky. was fined $20 and costs, totalinj $40. He was charged in an affi ravit signed by Mrs. Myrtle Bal tus. Sentenced to two days in the local jail on his plea of guilty to a charge of public intoxica tion was Arthur Herbert, 38, o this city. He was arrested in the 100 block of West Main at 12:0 a. m. today. Ex-Resident Heart Victim Rites Monday For Eugene Solomon, 50 Eugene D. Solomon, 50, a machinist for General Electric Company at Shelbyville and a former resident of Greensburg, died at Shelbyville Friday evening. Stricken with a heart seizure at the G.E. plant at 6:50 p.m. Friday, he was pronounced dead upon arrival by ambulance at W. S. Major Hospital in Shelbyville. Mr. Solomon resided in Greensburg from 1958 to 1963. Most of his life had been spent in Shelby and Rush Counties. For •a. number of years he had been a machinist for G. E. at Shelbyville. Born in Orange Township, Rush County on March 14, 1915, he was the son of Alex H. and Florence E. Huntington Solo mon. Both of his parents are de ceased. Mr. Solomon served with .the U.S. Third Army in Europe during World War II. He was called back for military service during the conflict in Korea. His marriage to Myrtle M Salisbury took place on April 21 1951. He was a member of tire Chris tian Church at Manilla. The survivors include: The widow, Mrs. Myrtle Solomon o Shelbyville; a son, Douglas Eugene Solomon, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Darrell Roberts and a stepson, Paul Salisbury, both of Titusville, Fla.; another stepson, Palmer Salisbury of Pikesville, Ky.; four stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors include: Two sisters, the Misses Helen and Victoria Solomon, both of R. R. 1, Manilla; and four brothers, William D. Solomon of Garden City, Mich., Wayne Frederick Solomon of R. R. 6, Sbelbyville and Horace D. and John S. Solomon, both of R. R. 1, Manilla. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Carmony Funeral Home at Shelbyville. The Rev. E. T. Bonham will officiate. Burial will be in Hurst Cemetery in Rush County. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. WEATHER H'mon City 28 24 34 28 5 a. m 11 a. m Max. Fri 38 35 Min. Fri 28 28 LATE WEATHER — Mostly cloudy with no important temperature changes through Sunday. High today in upper 30s, ow tonight near 30, high Sunday n mid-30s. Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. TONIGHT Y Square Hoppers. Masonic Dinner. See Little Warmer By Monday By United Press International Indiana beaded into the pre- Christmas weekend with little or no precipitation in prospect and little temperature change before Monday. Forecasters anticipated some snow flurries near Lake Michigan today and in the Ohio River area tonight and Sunday, but apparently no more than a trace. Mostly cloudy conditions wiH prevail but the outlook for Monday was for mostly cloudy and a little warmer. Friday's high rose to 42 at Evansville and the overnight low this morning slipped to 23 at Lafayette and to 24 at Indianapolis. Foot of Snow A snow-lad«n storm front worked its way across the center of the nation today, leaving as much as a foot of snow on the ground in some areas. The snow front extended from northern New Mexico to Kansas and was expected to slip into Missouri by tonight. Heading eastward, the storm left more than 14 inches of snow on Flagstaff, Ariz., more than a foot in southeastern Colorado, and six inches in the northwestern corner of Kansas. The snow band included the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. South of the snow storm, rain pelted the Texas Gulf Coast and lighter showers hit areas ranging from Arizona to southern Mississippi. Doubt Real Peace Moves in Viet By DONALD H. MAY WASHINGTON (UPI) — The United States today awaited further word from North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh as to whether he is indeed "prepared to go anywhere — to meet anyone" for peace talks. That remark was attributed to Ho by two Italians who interviewed him in Hanoi last month. They said the North Vietnamese leader also was ready to begin talks without prior withdrawal of American forces from South Viet Nam, as he seemed to demand in the past. The two Italians reported the interview to Italian Foreign Minister \mintore Faniani, now president of the U.N. General Assembly. He reported it ito the Johnson administration. Rusk Sought Details. Secretary of State Dean Rusk wrote Fanfeni seeking clarification, and Fanfani relayed Rusk's request to Hanoi. There the matter rests. As one U.S. diplomat put it: "The ball is now in Hanoi's court." But few American officials had much hope it would lead to real peace moves. The exchange was conducted in secret. It represented one of a constant stream of reports, often conflicting, reaching Washington from people in contact with Hanoi. It was made public Friday by the State Department only because, officials said, it began to leak out in a way that implied the United States had rejected a new "peace bid" from Hanoi Officials said thev were not sure it was a genuine peace bid. It was to determine this, and to leave open any possible peaceful avenue, that Rusk sought clarification. The official denied the United States rejected anything. This was the sequence of events: On Nov. 11 Dr. Georgio Lapira, former mayor of Florence and a primicerie of the University of Florence met in Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh and North Vietnamese Premier Pham Van Dong. Fanfani Relayed Account On Nov. 20 Fanfani relayed to President Johnson, in a letter made public by the State Department, an account of the conversation in Hanoi sent him by one of the Italians. According to this account, Ho said "I am prepared to go anywhere — to meet anyone." The Italians reported that "the government in Hanoi is prepared to initiate negotiations without first requiring actual (Continued on rage Five) Cheer Fund Gifts Grow To $1,104 The News Christmas Cheer Fund totaled $1,104.19 late Fri day afternoon. New contributions totaling $169.79 were received Friday. Sums previously acknowledgec aggregated $934.40. Some purchases of Cheer Func needs have been made. Other necessary items will be acquire: or ordered next week. Street collections were made for the first time Friday after noon. In charge of Arthur Kep ler, formerly with the Salva tion Army, they totaled $24.79 City police are also cooperating in the street collections. Additional Cheer Fund suppor is acknowledged, as follows: Washington Twp. Farm Bureau $25.(K Hi-Y Club, Greensburg Com. High School 10.0( Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Henkle 10.0( Junior High and Children's choirs of Greensburg Methodist Church 5.0( Adams Twp. Farm Bureau 25.0C In memory of husband and son 5 - w Greensburg Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 25.0 In memory of Beth 3.0 A Friend 5.0 In memory of Glenn Maple 5.0( Union Baptist Mission Circle Union Baptist Church 5.0 Belter Motel 1" " New man's suit—Woodfill's Men's Apparel In memory of Carl McCauley 2.<X In memory of Mr. and Mrs. James M. demons 2.0 A Friend 5 - a In memory of Wm. M. Holtzlider 3 -°< Street CoUections Friday 24.79 Bearded Astros In Better Shape Than Expected By ALVIN B. WEBB Jr. SPACE CENTER, Houston (-UPI) — Space champions Frank Borman and James Lovell came home for Christmas aboard Gemini 7 today in great shape and witb a beauti- :ul splashdown to cap their two-week space marathon. "The pilots are in very good shape — better than expected," officials reported. They stepped aooard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Wasp, walking a little itiff-legged after 13 days, 18 lours and 36 minutes cooped up in the confines of their small space capsule. But they were smiling and happy. Splashdown was- 9:06 a.m. EST. They stepped aboard the carrier from a helicopter at 9:37 a.m. EST. 'Glad to be here. You don't know how glad we are," Borman said as he shook hands with ship's officers. His face split in a wide grin. Bearded and "sort of cruddy," the men who captured every spaceffight endurance record in the book walked down a red carpet smiling, waving and patting each other on the oadc. They went directly to the ship's sick bay for examination as a brass iband blared "Anchors Aweigh" and the ship's crew cheered. They wore their flight suits as they stepped from the helicopter that hauled them aboard and they walked with a slight forward lean as anyone might who had been in such cramped quarters length of time. for any Lovell, darker than Borman, showed a heavier beard. Live television from (the carrier,- beamed "to 'th~e'~UniteU States via the Early Bird satellite, let millions' of Americans watch the arrival of the two space aces on the carrier. The spacecraft, partially guided by the astronauts, undershot the target area in the Atlantic south of Bermuda by anywhere from 8 to 17 miles. Radar showed it 8 to 9 miles, visual sighting from 12 to 17 miles. Bet in Doubt The outcome of a bet between Borman and Gemini 6 astronaut Walter Schirra remained in doubt. Schirra splashed down with Thomas Stanford about 13.6 miles from BULLETIN COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — A New York Central Railroad passenger train derailed today in the Columbus suburb of Worthing. Police said "several" persons were killed. Police said seven or eight cars of the train were derailed. They sent out a call for ambulances. Police said several persons were pinned inside the train. The accident was on the 'New York Central line which runs between Columbus and Cleveland. 1 Lovell Borman the carrier Thursday after their rendezvous with Gemini 7. All problems aboard the spacecraft disappeared and the return to earth was a storybook re-entry. The spacecraft, still in its flotation collar, was brought alongside the Wasp and swung on deck at 10:10 a. m. EST. The Gemini 7 capsule was scarred and scorched from its flaming re-entry at the end of the 5.5 million-mile journey through space. Borman and Lovell came back with all the records — most individual man-hours in space, most time for a single space flight, even more man-hours in space than all Russian cosmonauts put together — and more than all previous American astronauts. They left' the Russians -with only one record: The first woman in space. Soviet cosmonette Valentina' Tereshkova • spent 10 hours, 50 minutes in space in 1963. "The deck's moving," Lovell commented on the carrier as he adjusted to his first feel of solid surface since he blasted off from Cape Kennedy Dec. 4. "Hey, you all look good." Borman said as he looked up at the command structure and all the spectators. Legs Little Shaky Borman, rubbing the backs of his legs, indicated his legs were a little shaky, but both men appeared in good condition. They walked over and shook hands and spoke briefly with the Wasp's captain, Capt. Charles E. Hartley, and Rear Admiral William N. Leonard. Retro-rockets fired automatically at 8:28 a.m. EST 181 miles high over, the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific and the astronauts began a fiery descent into earth's atmosphere. It was the end of their 206th orbit. A plane got a visual sighting of the capsule under its 84nfoot parachute a minute before it (Continued on Page Eight) Seek Accomplice— Kidnap-Bank Holdup Suspect Is Grabbed LAPORTE, Ind. (UPI) — One of two gunmen accused in a kidnap-bank robbery earlier this week was arrested at the rural home of his mother today and authorities pressed their search for his accomplice. FBI agents and State Police said Warren Scott Reed, 34, Michigan City, who was only recently paroted from the Indiana State Prison, was arrested at the home of Mrs. Eleanor Bull off Indiana 39 after the bank manager's children identified his photograph from police mug shots. Still sought was a State Prison fugitive, Billy Silvers, 28, Michigan City. Reed, who did not resist arrest, was booked on a robbery charge at the LaPorte County Jail and his bond was set at $40,000. Authorities said Silvers, a towering 6-6 man, fled from the prison just four days after Reed was paroled from the institution. Reed was serving time for robbery and Silvers was sent to prison on a second-degree burglary charge. The two were sought in connection with the $8,500 robbery of the Rolling Prairie branch of the Michigan City Citizens National Bank last Wednesday. Two masked bandits forced their way into the Rolling Prairie home of Vernon Laue, the bank manager. One gunman held his wife and three children hostage while the other forced Laue to accompany him to the bank and open a vault. Laue'and his family were released unharmed. Police were searching Mrs. Bull's home for the money. Authorities said Reed was surprised and had no chance to go •for a gun. He was steeping when officers entered his mother's home.

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