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10 Monday. February 28, 1966 Mayor Gets Young Boys Re/eased— Children In Jail Pose Problem Efforts by an angry Baytown {could not make bond on juve-Jing and taken some mere! father to have his 10-year - oldjnUes," Zorn said. The attorney Sandise. Ausley said the dete< son released from a city jail;then c a !1 e d the city manager,|tive division had requested th cell with its heavy steel door securely locked proved fruitless recently — until in desperation he called Mayor Seaborn Cravey. Under autJsoriiy to order prisoners released from city jail (on misdemeanor charges), delegated to him by the city council. Fritz Lanham. to ask him to look into the situation. "I told him I would bring the boys to youngsters be held for them talk to because it was felt tha he knew other youngsters wh my house, if necessary, and keep i were implicated in this burg them overnight ... I have a boyhary. I tried to call the chie just about that age, myself,"!but he was not at home. Zorn said. Lanham said he checked into the situation. "I talked to Sgt. Mayor Cravey went to police Ausley who was senior officer headquarters snd asked that th a * toe station at the time and he explained to me that the youngsters had been picked up, sus- boy — and another youngster 11 be released in his custodj Parents of the 10-year-old tol Mayor Cravey they were told b> Police Sgt. B. J. Ausley. when they tried to get their son out a jafl, that he (and the other boy Would have to be held overnight. "I took the younger boy home.' Mayor Cravey said. "His father had called and asked if I coulc do anything. On the way back from the younger boy's home. 1 decided to get the other boy out, so I returned to the police station and asked that he be released to me." "Before going to the police station to get the younger boy." Mayor Cravey continued, "I talked to Sgt. Ausley on the phone. Ke said the boy was there and asked if police would be allowed to keep him overnight. I told him I would be down to get the child." The mayor said when he went to the cell block where the boys were locked in, they were lying on the floor peeking through a steel apperture in ti»e lower half of the cell door. According to police, the boys were brought to the police sta- tJo in mid-afternoon by J. J. Bradshaw after he found them on his ice house proprty at 410 N. Main. Four tools had been stolen earlier and later pawned at a shop nearby, Bradshaw told police. Lt. James P. Taylor said Sgt. Ausley called him that afternoon and said two juvenile boys were in custody. Ke told Ausiey, he said, that the boys would be questioned the next morning and to keep them in jail until that time. Tr.e boys were questioned by police then placed in the juvenile detention cell. The father of the 10-year-old, said he was told his son was being held so he would not tell his friends, whoj had been implicated in the Brad-! shaw property burglary. The 11-year-old was said by police to have been involved in the burglary along with several other young boys. Ernest Monceaux, father of the 10-year-old, was angry. He said he spent four hours calling a lawyer and trying to reach police officials and the city manager before he called the mayor. "Anytime this sort of thin happens, it's certainly unfortun ate.' The detectives do not ordinan ly work on Sunday, but come o duty at S a.m. Monday. Monceaux said his son was peeled of having entered a build- j Louisiana with his family at th JUVENILE DETENTION CELL At Police Station Boom Doesn't Alter Basic Policy Of This Hill Grocer SULPHUR LICK. Ky. (AP) —I Charlie and his wife own the espite a monopoly and being tonlv store at Sulphur Lick It's urrounded by gushing money, Charles Leamon has passed up the opportunity for quick profit to do what he thinks is honest. 01. Haney Retires After 39 Years At HORC Refinery iy store at Sulphur Lick. It's the only store within nine miles of an oil gusher that has brought a boom to the area. Oilmen came from all over the country and cars lined both sides of the road for a quarter- mile around the Charles Leamon store — the only convenient place to eat. Customers were shoulder to _ shoulder on a recent visit. You jhad to push to get into this typi- ical country store — shoes to j beans, pot-bellied stove and After 38 years of service. Otto! rough wooden bench — that nor- L. Haney has retired from Hum- mally serves about 1,000 resi- t. - - r»_._ T-,^e ,*._ ,_ _. . _-. e . s Baytown Refinery Techni- a^bi u^Ai^tt^ u^ i.aijcu t**tr **iavuA.> . T ... . . ^^ "I told them I wouid have'mvl"* 1 Division. Coordination and • Shopping section. All of his sen-ice was in this section, and he was a senior of- boy back at 6 a.m. the morning, if they wanted next . . I promised to keep him inside the, house and not let him talk to hisif'ce assistant at retirement. friends. They would not even let me give him any candy. He was there in the cell crying. We had to talk to him through the screen his eyes just reaching up to the opening." The boy is small for his age with large brown hair. "They (both boys) were there In the ce ^ watching them bring in all kinds of prisoners . . .One of the deputy sheriffs hollering ." the father Joe Zorn. a Baytown attorney. Zom called Fritz Lanham, city manager. "I told Mr. Monceaux that I He is a native of Belton where he graduated from high schoo; and worked for a railroad com- jjents o f economically de- at a prisoner . . continued. He first called pany. He transferred to Rising!farm Star and later became a cashier (store, with the railroad. His interests include raising brown eyes and j flowers, fishing and traveling. He enjoys all types of sports as a spectator. He is a member of the Parker Memorial Methodist Church in Houston, the Knights of Pythias and the Oddfellows. He and his wife. Norma, have a married daughter, Mrs. Autrey Terry of Houston, and a son. Lynn Haney, a student at the University of Houston. pressed farming area in south central Kentucky. The nearest stores are eight miles south in Tompkinsville or 15 miles north at Glasgow. After the 4,000-barreI-a-day well was brought in Thanksgiving Day on the Jack Hays about a mile from the prices on oil leases went from less than 51 an acre to as much as 5100 an acre. But the sign in Leamon's store advertising sandwich prices remains unchanged? "Ham 25 cents, chopped pork 15 cheese 10 cents." "Just because a man is an oilman." Leamon said. "I didn't think it would be right to double the price on him. The wav it looks to me is that it is dishonest. I was selling them for that before, so I just kept on." j time the Bradshaw property burglary happened. He said he called the mayor who had taught two of his children. "The mayor liad my son at my door in 30 minutes," Monceaux added. "After I Brought the Mon - ceaux boy home, I got to thinking about the 11-year-old, so I went back and got him. I turned him over to his uncle after I was told his mother was away from home using a telephone to contact a lawyer," the mayor said. "I told the officer, that if necessary I would take the boys dome with me," he added. "I have no complaint with Police Chief Blair Mann." Monceaux said. "I could not reach him. And I have no complaint against Bo Turner (assistant chief). I just did not remember to call him. But. the others. "They even made him (the boy) take everything out of his pockets. He had a pencil anc a nickel and something else And. they looked to see if he had a belt," Monceaux said. The youngster, who recountec his experience, said. "But. they gave me a pink slip so I could get my nickel back." "Now my son will have a record ... I don't want him picked up by the police every time they have a little burglary from now on. We have lived in Baytown 17 years and * have always bragged about our police department. No more. We will move away before I will let this thing happen." Police Chief Cites Need For Juvenile Facilities "The juvenile detention ware s certainly not the kind of facility w e would like to have when we have to hold young- ters. but it's the only thing we »ave." Baytowr. Police Chief Jlair Mann, said. "W e desperately need better ail facilities all around. With he help of some other officer. Jo Turner (assistant chief) milt the room from bits and )ieces of material. It was made rom an old washroom and clos- t_ We had to have a place where we could detain ju%-eniles nd not put them in the same rea as the adult prisoners," he xplained. "Otherwise, we would have to ake them directly into Houson to the Juvenile Proba- on Department of the county, 'arents would have to go into iouston to get them. Most of le time the youngsters are re- eased to their parents after we complete an investigation. "If this unfortunate incident unday (two young boys put in Carlson Named Staff Engineer At Enjay Plant E. C. Carlson has been named staff engineer in the Engineer- ng Department of the Technical ivision of Enjay's Baytown Chemical Plant. In this position he is engaged n detailed process design and ontract process design coordi- ation for major capital projects. Carlson joined Humble in 1962 nd was assigned to Enjay's Chemical Plant Technical Divion in 1965. He received a B egree in chemical engineerin rom the University of Arkan as, and has also done work to •ard his master's degree at th 'niversity of Wisconsin. He is a member of the boarc : directors of the Baytown Ro try Club. The Carlsons live at 706 Rose- •ocd and have three children ugene Christopher, 17; John, jid Mary Jo, 8. Mrs. Carlson i ie former Mary Haralson, an er mother is Mrs. J. J. Hara on of Tulsa, Okla. Carlson' arents are Mr. and Mrs. T. C arlson of 546 Gray, Favette lie. Ark. jail) could result in better facilities here in Baytown, it would almost be worth it," he added. Mann explained that the jai and courthouse is leased to the city from th e county, but the county has no provisions for the upkeep of the building. The city must do all or almost all of the building, and often any changes are done with volunteer labor from the police department, the chief said. He added that the solid door on the juvenile cell is to insure juveniles some privacy. "Ordinarily we would have had a lieutenant in charge on Sunday, but we had pulled Lt. Charlie Cowan away from his regular shift to teach in the police school for rookie patrolmen," Chief Mann said. j Mrs. Leonard Lee Still Runs Neighborhood Grocery Store By WANDA ORTON led to take the oJd down and re- Mrs. Leonard Lee admits herjplace with the new but Mrs little neighborhood g r o eery Lee insisted on keeping it. MRS. LEONARD Texas Weather Is A Jumble Of Contrasts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas weather presents a con- rasting picture this mominj as some areas report clear skies, some have light rain and others report fog and light drizzle. The western half of the state store on North Fourth hasn't changed much since it was opened in IS2S. "I like my antiques," she smiles, pointing out the store still has the old show-window type bread and candy cases and a large bread rack that dates back many years. Once a bread man wanted to give her a more modern bread case but she told him she liked the old one best. She also has the same refrigerators she had since the early 1930s. There is a metal rack hanging above the counter where she paper sacks. This still the "Fairmaid Bread" places sports sign, a name of company that has long since been bought out by another bakery in Houston. Here again, a bread man want- "But just because I like m\ antiques is no sign I don't be- iieve in progress," she stated, adding she was very proud ol the progress Baytown has made since she first knew this towr. as a oil booming settlement wilt shell roads. Mrs. Lee likes Baytown anc the people in it. That is the main reason she has never closec shop on the little store that adjoins her home. "It keeps me company," she explains."! like to meet peo pie." The store and its furnishings hold deep sentiment for her too Her husband, the late Leonarc" Lee. loved that store and he turned down offers to seil it 01 merge with other businesses. "Then it wouldn't be his own he Muslim Leader Says King Just Doesn't Understand CHICAGO (AP) — The leader of the Black Muslims, a Negro is expected to have partly i supremacy sect, says Dr. cloudy skies and slightly cooler j Martin Luther King Jr. doesn't temperatures, with fair skies I understand the Negro's prob- and warmer temperatures pre- lems. dieted this evening. "Every white man is taking a The eastern half of the state! pot shot on the highway at the s expected to have cloudy to! Negro seeking his rights," Mus- jartly cloudy skies with scat-Uim leader Elijah Muhammad ered showers expected this!said Sunday at the windup of a mrning- Skies should clear! two-day convention, his evening and temperatures! Muhammad, 68. said of the hould be warmer by late after- Negro Baptist minister: "King noon. is a very nice man, but he Early today, conditions varied ] comes from very unfriendly from one area to another. Clear |P e °P ! _ e - Kin S doesn't understand skies were reported from most areas of the western and south- em portions. Some stations in outhem Texas reported fog. the Negro's problem. King says he loves whites and he wants to be their brother." King, chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Con- CITY PROBING NEED FOR WAY TO CONTROL SIGNS By BEE LANDRUM Need for a city ordinance to I many considered by the council control signs on public property'during a regular meeting that was discussed at considerable lasted from 6:30 p.m. until after This matter wa s just one of • Approved a revised tele - midnight. In ether action, the council: Received two proposals on a chise. ength by the city council at its last meeting. Several persons interested in this matter, including some who have signs on public property, attended the meeting. Mayor Seaborn Cravey has appointed a committee to continue!to allow one of the interested ference, met here with Muham- made last week. King spends three days a week in Chicago working to eliminate slums. Muhammad drew bursts of applause from the 6.000 followers in the Coliseum with frequent digs at the white man during a rambling 3-bour and t5-minute speecn. The small, wiry man, whose voice grew weaker as he talked, said of the Viet Nam conflict: "If you (the whites) want us to go to war give us something to fight for. The whites don't want to go fight for their America and the Negro has no America to fight for." Cassius Clay, the world heavvweight champion who be- ack years ago. led the cheeri ng from his bleacher seat 25 feet from the speaking rostrum. "Yes sir. yes sir." Clay, alias Muhammad All. yelled. "You teach us, oh Holy Messenger." Muhammad, an ex-convict who was bom Stanley Poole in Detroit, said he helped Chicago have a mild winter. "God blessed Chicago with a jsed to say." Mrs. Lee said. "He loved the grocery business, Buying and selling." Mrs. Lee's store has some unique goods for sale in addi- ion to its aura of Mrs. Lee's crochet and knitting terns and long strings of her crocheted lace are on display. Although she is approaching ige 88. Mrs. Lee still sews and loes beautiful needlework. In a lorner of her store is an old j>ed- il sewing machine that belonged to her mother. She still uses it. When Mr. and Mrs. Lee came to Baytown from Cherokee County, they lived on East Texas Avenue. Lee. a truck farmer in he tomato - growing business, farmed 25 acres of land. He >old his first bushe! of tomatoes in Baytown to a store called Musell's Grocery on Texas Avenue. "We were tickled pink to get $10 for that first bushel." Mrs. Lee recalled. Three years later they opened their store on North Fourth. The Lees were charter members of Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Lee still goes to church and listens daily to the radio broadcast of her pastor, the Rev. Paul Stephens. She is in remarkably good health, "except for some trouble with my blood pressure." She is a highly independent, self-sustaining person who takes no time out for growing old. Asked her secret for staying young, she responded: "I just love living. I guess liat's it. When I was younger I used to watch old people and they always seem to be feeling sorry for themselves It was of pathetic. I always said I didn't want to ever be that way." phone franchise, which provides d mild wint £ !?"-|have been in your midst." he free calls to downtown Houston and other areas) but otherwise is unchanged from the old fran- franchise for operation of a! Considered abandonment o: studying the matter. Gene Branscome was named temporary chairman. Other members are Joe Watson, George Simon, Stanley E. Reid, community antenna television j an alley dedication between Bav system in Baytown. Considera-! way Drive and North Street tion of the matter was delayed! parallel to Arbor Street in the Wooste- area. . . , Attention was called bv Mavor us proposal. An explanation was Cravev to a citv u - i-p/**»lvprl fr-rim rh^ ^tK^r- f^r-r^-. _ .. - " _ _ - f^^^-J i firms an opportunity to explain received from the other firm Thursday night. Approved on final reading hibits the abandonment of citv property and permitting adjoin- jing property owners to acquire Baseball players started wear g short pants in 1863. NINTH GRADE *w«* •* **» Valentine D*ne« «t Ooter B«- jr«a Junior Hfch is Glenns Conder, seated center. Other* in Uie court Included Robbie Bootright, left, cad Diana BuOard, orown bearera. Back row, from left, are Bryan FoOen, ninth grade duke; Carol Sneed, ninth frade dtucoesa; Gerald JDnnt. ninth grade king; Cindy Davidson, ninth grade prlnceac; and Tommy Turner, ninth grade prince. The dance, an annual event, Is sponsored by the CB Parents OouncIL The court is elected by th» students. Jap Katribe, Sgt. Jack Maxwell!a city ordinance annexing the|; t ° w -!th O ut cost of the Baytown Police Depart-! new Sterling High School prop-j" ' ,, ^ ' ment and Councilman Roberti ert y a^ a strip along the east r: L > A1 ° n ". g f r side of North Main Street | said an adjoining Granted, on recommenda-j er nas ! aske< ? that alle - v be Lanham - , - tion of the citv- building inspec- ! opened or tor a request by Dr Ernest ! sald the a!ley ^ not need «* ir Barnes. No time limit was set for a report from the committee, but Councilman Raymond Donnelly! Smith for "an" Exception to "thei the city ' s street system. urged that it not delay. I fire zone ordinance The council decided to offer to " — — _— jsell the alley land to adjoining property owners, with citv assessments for tax purposes used to determine its value. Lanham reported that 32 tracts of land abutt on the alley. • Approved transfer of S1.020 32 Die Violently Over Weekend, 21 On Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 32 persons died violent deaths in Texas over the weekend, including 21 who died in traffic accidents. Nine others were shot, stabbed or beaten to death. The Associated Press tabulation began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Sunday. Three West Texas teen-agers died late Saturday in a two-car wreck near Childress in the Panhandle. Killed were Jerry Garner, 15, Cathy Hill, 15, and Mike Garner, 17, all of nearby Kirkland. The fourth youngster in the car. Darlene Whitten, 15, of Tell, was seriously hurt. The driver of the second car, J. C. Conner, 50, of Childress, was in critical condition. A 6-year-old Stamford boy was run over and killed on the way to Sunday School. Danny leed was killed by a car driven >y his father. Jack Reed, who was backing up after having let lis 12 children out in a church parking lot. David Munoz, about 20, was the council contingency the corporation court ac- apartment. She died of a K u»- f . shot wound in the head and in-l , t ,._,.. , vesflgators found a pistol in her! C °" n tO P?V/or installation of a ^ I police radio in the warrant offi- jcer's car and a monthly car al- °f llowance. - _ hand. Mrs. Ella Sepulveda, 42, Nederland was killed and three j « Approved appropriation o'. members of her family injured j 55 jm to the Sterling Municipal m a two-car collision during a-~ - - heavy rain Saturday on U. S. 69 in Port Arthur. Mrs. John M. Carnes, 54, of ry fund for use !n buying books. This is part of the 57.500 gift received from Citizens Na- itiona! Bank. Use of the money Kerrville died Friday night j by the library had been approv- when a car driven by her husband and a tractor-trailer truck collided in Kerrville. ed earlier by the council, but it had never been appropriated from the city reserve fund. a two-car: Patrick Bail of the Baytown In- afternoonjsurance Excnange on effect of Howard William Conaway, 49.! • Received Information from of Houston died in collision Saturday about ten miles west of Rosen-j wood shingle roofs on fire insur- berg. The accident occurred oniance costs. No action has been U. S. 59 during a heavy rain, j taken on this matter. Council A two-car collision on an E! j members apparently are con- Paso curve Friday night killed j vinced that continuing to permit Mrs. Naomi Johnson. 52, of El j use of wood sningle roofs will Paso, and two airmen from!have little, if anv, effect on fire Biggs Air Force Base. A 1. C. i insurance costs." Carlos Napier, 25. and A 1. C. Raymond Moody, 23. An Odessa bank employe. • Delayed consideration of an ordinance establishing a parks and recreation board. Council - said. "I was commissioned by Allah to prophesy. I'm the las' messenger — don't look for another one. Behind me comes God." The white-robed women werr separated from the men in thr 10 reporters, who were searcher five times over a half-hour peri od before being admitted to thr building. Muhammad, wearing a uni Weekend Af~a-GIanee By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS America's hopes for landing a man on the moon got a bi<j boost over the weekend by the successful flight of an "unmanned Apollo moonship. The 22-story Saturn IB. mightiest rocket ever launched by the United States, hurled the space vehicle on a 40-minute night down th e Atlantic from Cape Kennedy Saturdav. The 11,000-pound cabin section in which astronauts will ride parachuted safely into the ocean and was picked up by the aircraft carrier Boxer. The weekend also saw these form and a crown fez. told the top Viet Nam developments: shouting audience: "They call us teaching nremacists. What have the} fthe whites) taught for the las 300 years? The whites twist out words up and that's why we don't want them in our midst That shows what devils thes< people are." "Reveal 'em. : ' Shouted Clav White House And Labor Talk Wage MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - rh e AFL-CIO Executive Counci; takes up another sore point wit} he White House today in dis cussing President Johnson'.' intistrike proposal. "There are grav e problem? 'or the government, labor, industry and the states" in am such new legislation, a spokesman for AFL-CIO Presides George Meany said. Although the labor say they have what Johnson leaders no details or might recom Robert Gene McCammon, 26, | man Barnes asked that consiuer- wa s killed before dawn Saturday ation of the ordinance be delay- when his car ran under the side ed until the parks and recrea- shot to death Saturday night in;of a truck loaded with pipe. The tion committee completes its tamford. Police r oung man. held another j accident occurred at an inter-! work on a current project. Martin Trevino, 67, died Sat-'east of Odessa. j section on U. S. SO about 3 miles Authorized expenditure of approximately Sl.OOO to improve ' i — w ~-— «(-«i*» v/.^*iii«i «.*; iv * A. \J\J\J uj mi^Ji *jvtr urday night when he was hitj A man and woman died at a [drainage on Ward Road. Mayor >y a car at a north Houston rural home near Walnut Springs | Cravev asked for a study also of ntersection. Witnesses said the!of shotgun blasts late Friday!the possibility of improving the driver of the car did not stop. I night. Dead were Jessie Mae j drainage on Bolster Street. Johnny Carl Nash, 37, wasjphipps, 54, and J. W. Brown. | • Reappointed Dr Louis ~ atally injured Saturday by six156, of Paluxy. Tex. Officers.!Hughes city health officer sub- jlasts from a pistol at his j who said robbery may havejject to his acceptance. Houston home. Murder charges ' were filed against his wife, 26- ear-old Nell Ruth Nash. A middle-aged man was found beaten to death in Del Rio Saturday. He was tentatively iden- ified as Ventora R. Lopes. *o!ice were investigating. Edward Emmett Brewer, 57, of Arlington and Russell Garrison Jr., 22, of Fort Worth, were killed in a two-car colli- ion at an east Fort Worth in- ersection Saturday. A Dallas pedestrian, Mrs. been the motive, were investigating. Johnny Lee Garrett, 11, of Longview wa s killed Friday • Approved a recommendation of the city administration for acceptance of Citizens National Bank services in prepara- ~o — • ~>a »»»»*^vt ^ «*ijv t f : u»j*iai £xatifv atr i v jv^*T5 III L)l ir jJa I a- night when his parents" car and tion of the city payroll. City Fi- Edna Hunt. 43, was struck down nd killed by a car in East >allas Saturday night. Police ound the car abandoned a few locks away but were searching or the driver. A two-car crash on Texas 114 miles west of Grapevine Sat- Jrday killed H. F. Holley, 88, 3f nearby Roanoke. Jeane Schrsjig, 34, was found ead Saturday In her Arlington j a bottled gas truck collided on Texas 149 about 3 miles south of Longview. nance Director J. B. LeFevre said the service, available under the city's bank depository con- John Frederick Hakert, 14, tract, will result in a monthly was killed Friday night in Dal- saving of approximately one and las when a motor scooter collld ed with a car. Hakert was riding the scooter with a friend. Mrs. Florence Reeves, 58, was killed in San Antonio Friday night in a two-car collision at an intersection. Cynthia McArthur, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McArthur, died when a fire swept through a second floor apartment in Austin Friday night. Robert Harold Coffee. 51, of Dallas was killed Saturday when a car under which he was working slipped off a bumper lack and struck his head. one - half days time for one city employe and perhaps half a day for another city worker. City Manager Lanham recommended that the city not accept assistance available from the bank in making deposits. He explained that the city attorney and city auditor feel responsibility for making the deposits cannot b€ delegated. The council also approved the placing of trash barrels at seven places in the city by the Circle K Club of Lee College. Thi s is a city clean-up project of the club. mend to Congress, they fear am antistrike legislation would curt their ultimate weapon. Discussion of Johnson's antistrike proposal comes after twc weeks of sniping between the \FL-CIO and the Johnson administration over White House efforts to hold down wage increases, how much of a minimum-wage increase should be recommended to Congress, and complaints that the Democratic administration has not lived up to its political promises to labor. Although no legislation reportedly is being drafted at the moment to curb strikes, the Labor Department has been workinjr on drafts that could lead to a bill for Congress to consider. On the economic front, AFL- CIO leaders still refuse to accept White House guideline? that attempt to hold wage increases to 3.2 per cent a year. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz said Sunday that "We've got to press harder" to persuade both labor and business tc hold down wage and price increases that threaten inflation. The White House position reportedly has been for an increase to $1.40 this year, J1.60 in 1968 — with no increase in 1967. But on the dispute over the amount of a minimum-wage increase, sources close to Meany leaked word that the AFL- CIO is ready to compromise by accepting increases in the present $1.25 federal minimum wage to $1.40 this year, $1.50 next year and $1.60 in 1968. Wirtz is due here again Tuesday to address a meeting of the Workers Union, but there's no report that a meeting with Meany is scheduled. j President Johnson said his desk is clear of all requests 'or more troops in Viet Nam. Ke told a Saturday news conference he thinks he can meet additional requests expected next summer "without any great strain on our forces." Later, he held an unheralded two-hour conference with top officials concerning the nation's economy. A White House spokesman said Johnson fears "some people are thinkinc more about wages and profits than men who are giving their lives in Viet Nam." A statement from the AFL- CIO Executive Council urged the government to boost taxes on "skyrocketing" corporation profits if necessary to pay war costs or curb inflation. It said: "The poor should not be compelled to bear the major burden of the conflict in Viet Nam." Pentagon enlistment figures showed young men are volunteering for the armed services at the highest levels since last fall's big Viet Nam buildup. A victim of the Viet Nam fighting. Spec. 4 Daniel Fernandez. 21, was given a hero's burial on a grassy hillside near Santa Fe, N.M. Fernandez, recommended for his nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, died after he limself on an exploding grenade to protect his comrades. Government upheavals produced these weekend developments: Radio Ghana said the military leaders of Ghana's revolution which overthrew President •Cwame Nkrumah are anxious to turn their powers over to civilians. The new Socialist regime which seized power in Syria ednesday officially said that 41 were killed and 95 wounded n the revolution, the most savage of Syria's 15 coups in the past 17 years. _ its first declaration of foreign pjolicy, Syria's new leaders said in an official newspaper "unday that the country will move closer to the Communist bloc. The U.S. Commerce Department said it is putting controls on all exports to Southern Rhodesia, where a white-controlled government has declared its ndependence of Great Britain. President Johnson named Andrew F. Brimmer, 39, assistant secretary of commerce for economic affairs, to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Brimmer i s the irst Negro to be nominated for a place on the Federal Reserve Joard. The wife of an $11.20-a-wcek coal yard worker in East Lon- lon. South Africa, gave birth to quintuplets. The father. Tafeni Htukutese, 41, got the day off from work. The mother, Nogesi, about 37, and the three boys and two girls were reported In good condition.

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