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, ,, "Pis: 11 U U I H 1 sr ' 1 v;. i-; Vi , - .. . ci 111 111 i - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . ji 1 mh ilnging a sweet hlllaby in Moscow ... and t he babes aooear to be fallinn asleeo; The nuclear test ban talks have all the earmarks of a fantastic fairy, tale but what President Kennedy and hit playmates seem to have forgotten is the fact that Utle Red Riding Hood's grandma turned but to be a wolf. It doesn't figure that the Bear will turn into a kitten. According to U.S. deiplomats connected with the test ban talks, Khrushchev is making so many concessions that we're liable to think of St. Nikita instead ot St. Nicholas at Christmastime ... and, as a mater of fact, he ain't giving; nothing to nobody! Study the proposals of the "negotiations" thus far ... the only concessions being made are by the U.S. ..: deserting the test ban policy which has been in effect for IS years. Agreeing to a test ban without inspection is like sending a gun-slinger up against a Boston dude ... it's pure murder. Trouble is that the United States is honorable, and honor has no place among thieves. While we're living up to the test ban agreement, the Bear will be laying bombs underground; President Kennedy if he accepts such terms surely must have rocked right off his rocker. Reminds me of a well - known tune back in World War II days ... goes like this ... "Let's remember Pearl Harbor ..." The President was agruing with Reverend King: "Now Martin, I've given you The fat man is slngine a sweet I most everything - v v . n ia Congress divided on railroad plan By WILLIAM J. EATON United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) Congress,, today tackled President Kennedy's proposal to block a nationwide railroad strike July 30 with membwrs Prided over the merits of his plan. Democratic leaders lined up behind the proposal to let the Interstate Commerce Commission impose bindjng rail, work rules for two years and Senate GOP Lead er Everett M. Dirksen, 111., backe it with some qualifications. But other lawmakers, including Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., attacked the measure as thinly disguised compulsory arbitration and rail unions indicated they wouM fight its passage. Moving swiftly on the proposed STATE FAIR ENTRY DEADLINES LISTED Entries for exhibiting in open class divisions at .the Indiana State Fair close Aug. 1, according to Hal L. Royce, secretary-manager of the fair. Closing date for 4-H entries is Aug. 9. Exhibitors will be competing for over $145,000 in premiums at the fair this year. Aug. 24 through Sept. 4. An additional $250,000 in premiums will be awarded harness race and horse show winners. SCHOOL REORGANIZATION Voice of public can be heard (Second of a series) , By Curt Elite What about John Q. Public when they start td posh for reorganization of county schools? The Madison County School Corporation Reorganization "Committee is now in the process of studying proposals to create a "more uniform and thorough system of public schools" as outlined by a School Reorganization Act amended by the last legislature. What are the righto of John Q.? Well, he has several. First, the county committee it required to hold public hearings throughout the county. Notice A, the hearings must be published in advance and the hearings mult be open to the public. The leorganusation plan will be discussed at th e hearings and locql residents given the opportunity to make suggestions. ' ,) What information does .the county commUtew hv give the local resident' at the hearings? The law require"! that the county committee explain the proposed reorgantaatlnn plan, in I xou ve usicea me lor. now isn i uJK 78TH YEAR ' J thnt trim? w j . But this is one' thing I Just can't r- '" '" i" ' li : n I- do!" . I 1 V " t r. I "Ask something else - a new law? On this other issue you're getting too raw. Man, J can't do it," he wailed through his tears, "They've called it the WHITE House for 200 years!" j The lull before the storm ... all nuiet on the political front ... makes you wonder if they're planning to have an election come Ndvember. Maybe it's just a temporary truce ... while they get ready to roll out the big guns. Isn't it appropriate that elections and Thanksgiving come in the same month? We can vote 'em out of office and give thanks for it all at the same time. Know what Jane said when she saw the elephants coming through the field? She didn't say nothin' ... she was color blind ... she thought they were grapes. Now here's the kind of letter to the editor we really like to get: "It used to be that Robinson Lumber Company was the most attractive business building in the city, and the neatest in appear ance. Now it's the Times-Tribune! M. Hines Thanks, Marjorie u. we're just holding the fort until Jack gets back into his new facilities. legislation, the Senate Commerce Committee scheduled hearings for 2 p.m., EDT, today with Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz as the leadoff witness.. Hearings Start Wednesday Chairman Oren Harris, D-Ark., said the House Commerce Committee would open its hearings on the emergency bill Wednesday. The Senate is due to act on the bill ahead of the House. Spokesmen for the nation's railroads indicated they might not pface strike-triggering work rule changes into effect Monday midnight if Congress is about to enact a law disposing of the four-year-old dispute. But the deadline still stood as consideration of the President's proposals began. Kennedy asked for a law to empower the 11-member ICC to approve, veto or modify new work rules demanded by the railroads over union protest. Union demands also could be submitted to the ICC for similar action. Unions would be barred from striking over these issues or over ICC-imposed rules during a two-year period. Any labor-manage ment agreements on the rules would nullify the ICC's action. cluding a summary statement showing the. educational improvements made possible if the , proposal goes into effect. In addition, the county committee must state the adjustments it proposes for the property, assets, debts, and other liabilities of the school corporations in case of split corporations only. What happens after the hearings? The committee must consider suggestions made at the hearings, making modifications when deemed prudent. After, t he s e changes, the committee m u s t adopt a final reorganization plan. What happens after the plan is adopted by the county committee? " Ten days after adoption t b e plan must send three copies to the State School Corporation Reorganization Commission for review. A plan must be submitted to the State Commission by Jan. 15, 1964. Next: What., are the minimum standards established by the State School - Corporation Reor-faniiAthw Commission? , 'T... . .. . '' ' ' ." I '" 1 - - ' t - has ahniit r 1 .SlV I I SI ' j, , ' - ' i ' I . , . , , i, . i . i , i Army presents awards to city The United Stales Army Recruiting Service yesterday presented certificates of appreciation to Mayor Guy C. Lewis and Police Chief Robert Howerton "in recognition of outstanding service through which the U.J S. Army Recruiting Service has been materially aided in the effort to secura enlistments for the regular army". Facilities at the city building are mad available to recruiters. Shown at the presentation are, left to right: Sgt. MajorfH. Campbell, Chief Howerton, Mayor Lewis, SEX SCANDAL TRIAL Doug Fairbanks among lovers' identified by blonde call girl By ROBERT MUSEI. United Press International LONDON (UPl)-Blonde Marilyn Rice-Davies, 18, testified today at the morals trial of Dr. Stephen Ward that she had intercourse with former American film star Douglas Fairbanks Jr. At an earlier hearing Miss Rice-Davies named Viscount Astor 55, son of American-born Lady Nancy A6tor, as another of her lovers. Fairbanks now is a businessman with wide interests in Britain and Europe." .. ' Fairbanks, 53, is one of the leaders of the American colony in London. He and his wife, the former Virginia Lee Epling of Bluefield, Va., are among the few foreigners who have entertained Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at home. There was no immediate comment from Fairbanks fin the girl's story. Miss Rice-Davies told the court that while she was having an af fair with Fairbanks - who established, residence in London in 1952-she also was sleeoing with SCHOOL TEACHERS 'ALL SHOOK UP' Three school teachers, two from Alexandria and one from Sum-mitville, were "shaken up" yesterday when the car in which they were riding collided with another at a four way stop on Bethel Pike near the Muncie city limits. The car was driven by Mrs. Melvin Retherford of Summit-ville. Mrs. Curtis Ellis and Mrs. Thomas Thomas Jr., were riding with her. AMBULANCE TRIP Mrs. John Carver, Orestes, was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Cran-field, yesterday in the Karl M. Kyle ambulance. Public The General Commission of the State Board of Education today forecast that some of the public schools in Indiana will not be able to operate for a full term of nine months during ihe coming school year because of the cut in State Aid distribution, The cut in State Aid distribution of 87'4 million dollars during the coming school year will cause an overage increase i n local property tax rates of $1 per $100 of assessed valuation. There are 115 school units which had tax rates of more than $3.23 last year. There is a statutory limit of $4.25 for school operating tax rates and most of these 115 school units will not be able to absorb th loss of State Aid. The problem is further complicated by the fact that the poor school cifstricts, which generally already have a high tax rate, will be hardest hit. While the average increase will be $1, the General Commission estimated that the actual increases will range from 50 cents to more than 5 in the various School corpor-, 1st Lt. L. r. Cohen, and Sgt. M. PICKS UP STEAM Peter (Polish Peter) Rachman, late slum pro. p,as ty racketeer whose activities were debated in the House of Commons Monday night. She said the rent for the flat at which these sessions took place was paid by Lord Ator she called him "Bill" in her testimony. Ward, who introduced call girl Christine Keelcr to former War Federal to study automation WASHINGTON (UPI) - Presi-c'-3nt Kennedy is appointing a commission on automation to search for means of easing t he unemployment backwash caused when machines replace men. The President announced appointment of the commission Monday as part of his message to Congress asking that the Interstate Commerce Commission step into a prime example of the impact automation can have the railroad work rules dispute. He said the commission would outline the effects automation is likely to have during the next 10 years and recommend governmental action. The commission "should undertake the most comprehensive review of this complex and many-sided subject ever ventured," Kennedy said. He gave the commission until the end of next year to complete its study. Kennedy said that last year's Manpower Development and Training Act is "too limited" in scope to "provide the full an schools ations. Several of the school districts, ranging from Gary in Lake County to Polk Township in Monroe County are already levying the maximum rate of $4.25. These school units will not be able to raise the tax rates, and when they lose an average of $94 per pupil they simply will not have enough money to pay their expenses of operation during the last part of the coming school year. The 3udget Bureau has announced thai the State Aid ds-tribution for the coming school year, which had been fixed by the Legislature at $172 million dollars, will be cut 87'4 million dollars, fn order to keep schools in operation, however, all of that reduction will be made during the first half of 1964, The schools will, if enough money comes into the State treasury, receive their full amount during the last half of 1963, but ojring the first six months of 1964 will receive only 10 million dollars out of on expected 78 million dollars. During the next fiscal year, which will cover the school year of 1964-1965, the Stale, ALEXANDRIA, INDIANA, Buitkett. (Photo by Steele) Minister John Profumo starting the affair that forced, to resignation $nd nearly brought down the government, is charged with living off the earnings of prostitutes and trying to entice young girls into prostitution. Before Miss Rice-Davies took the stand, questioning of another i , , , witness brought out the name (Continued On Page 2) commission swer" to a problem of the magnitude of that posed by unemployment in an age of rapidly advancing technology. ! A Labor Department report this month blamed automation as the chief cause of wiping out 775,- 000 production jobs since 1957. I Here are some ot the problems : of automation age unemployment 1 that the presidential commission ! must face-: The Labor Department's manpower report which Kennedy submitted to Congress in March paid that U.S. manufacturers had an output in HWi2 that was 20 per cent above that of a half-dozen years earlier but employed 1 million less production workers, about 7.5 per cent of their work force. Railroad unions say that 670,-000 railroad workers have lost jobs since 1947. The disputed new work rules would eventually cost about 55.000 more jobs. Labor Department statistics show that as many as 35,000 jobs a week are lost to ma- in trouble; property taxes soar Aid will be cut almost exactly in half. The (icneral Commission also warns the local school corporations to be prepared for a delay in the October distribution this year, since the money cannot be distributed until it h a s been collected by the State. Although the State Budget Bureau has promised to pay the ful 1 amount of the October distribution, it could not be crtain the money would be available in October, and there was some fear that it might not be paid in full until next year. The General Commission also urged the local school boards to include an item for interest for temporary loans i n their budgets, since mo Commission forecast that almost every school corporation in the State may have to borrow money in the spring against anticipated revenue. The cost for these loans was estimated at three to four million dollars for the State. The General Commission in its meeting today also considered the revision of the State Aid distribution formula made necessary TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1963 Welsh, operator on racial problems INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-A Gary beauty salon operatoK who said he was "not a Negro hater" wrote Governor Welsh saying his rights as a citizen were being destroyed "to please a minority." Welsh said in a reply made public Monday "we can no longer afford the high costs of our longstanding policy of treating dark-skinned Americans as second-class citizens." The objector said he did not belong to any "group or movement that is out to discredit our government in any way. 1 would not consider myself a leftist or rightist." "I love this country and am writing to you because I am concerned at what you and Mr:' Kennedy and others like; you are doing to it, and to Jr?e pcrsbnally he wrote "1 sec my rights as a citizen destroyed to please a minority group," the letter to Welsh said. "My government and state says I no longer have a right to live in the type of neighborhood I choose, which happens to be white. My government and state says I ,no longrteWm?'wy '!,ildrenlo Jin all-white school. And now you want to go one step further and admit thcni in establishments offering services, which also includes me because I am owner of 1 a ""'y sa'on- . i "If this isn't takinc my riuhts . . !? , 7 away as a citizen, then what is it?" he asked. chines. Some of these persons get new jobs created by machines but by no means all of them do. The United Auto Workers Union has lost 168,000 members al though more people are buying more cars 'ias The steelworkers union lost 200.000 members since 1956. The mine workers union part-' ly blames machines for the loss')eascd (rom the hospital, of 500,000 mine jobs. The Labor 1 Department says mining e,jnply mcnt has dropped by a fifth just since 1957. One of the problems of automation-caused unemployment is that the workers replaced by machines usually are unskilled or only semi-skilled. Jobs they can fill with no further- training arc scarce so a retraining program is a vilal necessity. The Labor Department has re-iwrted that in 1956, for the first time in labor history, white col lar workers outnumbered collar workers . b'uc by the Court's decision holding the sales tax unconstitutional. The Commission indicated the follow-, ing changes to be made: A. The flat $25 per pupil distribution would be eliminated. B. Distribution per pupil would , be reduced approximately $94 per pupil for instructional salaries; $47 per pupil for maintenance and operation: and $17 per pupil .'or transportation. William E. Wilson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in explaining these reductions, pointed out that the Commission was not exercising its own dis-i cretion, but was simply following the law in reducing the distribu-1 tion formula. In a prepared statement, tht General Commission stated: 1. "We believe that the reduction in State Aid from $350, 000,-000 to $172,000,000 for the bien-nium will have a disastrous effect on education in Indiana. We urged the Budget Agency to revise its proposer allocation to increase the distribution to the local schools. We will continue to urge the Budget Agency to re-examine beauty trade This was a reference to a recent Welsh order which stated places servicing the public which are licensed by tha state may lose their license if found guilty of discrimination, "I whole heartedly disapprove what my state and governmeij are doing. I aim to stand up and Bib counted either by vote or by force," the writer said. "I am aware of politicians who sit back and preach integration from a well segregated neighborhood, and send their children off to private schools. Politicians who are out for integration are merely out to get voted," he said. "it is true," Welsh replied, "that government, as well as business, has extended new opportunities and rights to Negro Americans at an accelerated pace In recent years, it seems clear, however, that the majority of our citizens feel that all Americans will benefit in the long run if Negroes j are given the same basic freedoms as other Americans enjoy and hold precious." Spencer. Jracy 'feeling fine7 after collapse LOS ANGELES UPI - Actor Spencer Tracy, 62, was reported "considerably better" .and "feeling fine" today at St. Vincont's Hospital where he is undergoing treatrticlif for lung congestion. The veteran silver-haired actor collapsed outside the rented Bali-bu Beach home of actress Katharine Hepburn Sunday as they prepared to go on a picnic. Ticy was taken to the hospital in a private ambulance The actor's physician said Monday he suffered from "a little congestion in the lungs that embarrassed his heart." Miss Hepburn first thought Tracy suffered a heart attack. But the physician said the Academy Award winner hail a sudden attack of pulmonary edema. The nhvsician, Dr. Karl Lewis, : jd he dd not pan U) jssuc any further medical bulletins unless ' thnrn was a "major change" in Hp would not a ,. tht, artor would be re Duck stealing charge dropped; jury undecided LOS ANGELES 1 UPI 1 Charges of duck stealing were dropped Monday against two elderly men when the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The trial of Raymond Lopez, 71, and Steven Newrocky, 61. un pct- ty UieTt charges had lasted a Week 1 Continued on Page 2) the oilier items in the budget from time to time to see if a more satisfactory allocation can be made between the public schools and the other Governmental agencies. 2. "The General Commission will file a brief as a Friend of the Court in the sales tax appeal, seeking theiupremo Court to up-' hold the constitutionality of the , sales tax. 3. "The Commission will appoint a committee to study the effect of shortened school terms, and to determine whether or not schools which cannot operate a I full year can retain their stand- j ing as commissioned schools. ; 4. "The Commission will advise local school taxing authority ies to ask (or whatever local tax increase is needed, without re- j gard to the $4.25 statutory rate limitation, it is possible that the Legislature, in a special session, might repeal this legislation and ; if the published rate is not high ! enough to take carp of the school j needs, it cannot latef be increas-1 ed. , '(; I 5, "The Commission has- advis 30c PER WEEK salon views GLORIA GAITHER Mrs. Gloria Gaither has been hired (0 teach French and English at the local high school. Mrs. Gaither was graduated from Clare High School in Clare, Mich.t and attended Anderson Cpllege where she was graduated last spring Cum Laude "Vith honors fn French, English, and Sociology. She was a member of Alpha Chi and Sigma Tjau Delta honor societies. Eight injured injjne-caLaaish,, A Muncie woman, her six children, and a rural Alexandria girl received minor injuries yesterday afternoon when their car left the road on Bethel Pike and slammed into a telephone pole. All the victims Were taken to the Alexandria Clinic in the Karl M. Kyle ambulance. They were released after treatment. The injured were: Mrs. John Feathcrston. R. 1, Muncie; her children, Calvin, Jeff, Billy, Joe, Jimmy, and Marie Ann; and Pamela Sue Hays daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hays, R. 1, Alexandria. Two Anderson teen-agers held as auto thieves MARION, Ind. (UPI) Two Anderson teen-agers were held today as auto thieves following their arrest at the end of a police chase during which they were clocked at speeds above 100 miles per hour. Police aid Danny Kern, 16, and Clarence Whited, 14, wrecked the car at the south edge of Wabash at the climax of the chase by Ini'iana State Police Trooper Jack Slaybaugh of the Peru sub-post. Kern was hurt slightly. Slaybaugh said the chase fca- tured speeds up to 130 miles an hour ed the local school units to include in their budget an item for interest on temporary loans, since there will be less than 10 million dollars in State Aid to be distributed in January and April of 1964. - 6. "The Commission will warn the local boards to be prepared for a delay in the payment of the October distribution of this year, since the money cannot be paid until it is collected. 7. "Finally, the Commission ask the school boards to use afl possible economy but at the same time has urged the local boards to maintain the quality of education in Indiana so far as pos- The General Commission last night sent a letter to the Gover-1101 , asking him to explain over a State-wide television hook-up the effect on education which will be causec'' by the loss of the sales tax revenue. The Commission pointed out that almost two-thirds of the general funds in the State are appropriated for education and that under the laws the bulk af any loss of revenue wiH coma off of the local school corporatiotV : rV

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