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Logansport Pharos-Tribune and Press (Newspaper) - June 3, 1968, Logansport, Indiana Home Paper Of 41 PUBLIC LI Communities LOGANSPORT INDIANA 46947 Founded in ied United Photo Wires MONDAY EVENING JUNE 3 1968 All Departments Phone Price Per Copy Ten Centt Seven Top S Viet Officials Killed Agencies Ready Budget Needs The 10 agencies of the Cass ty United Fund Inc will begin their budget presentations to the budget committee Tuesday evening ing to C E Hanley United Fund budget chairman The presentations will be made Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Chamber of Com- merce offices The schedule for presentations is Tuesday p.m Girl Scouts p.m USD p.m Mental Health Association p.m Guidance ter Wednesday p.m Mentally Retarded p.m YMCA p.m YWCA Thursday p.m Salvation Army p.m Boy Scouts and p.m Red Cross The information presented by the agencies will be the basis for the new proposed budget The budget committee will meet after the agency presentations and decide upon a figure which will be presented to the full board of the United Fund in July The board of directors will lish the new goal at the July meeting The goal for the 1967 United Fund campaign and was met in November Select New Church Names For the first time in more than a century Logansport is without a Broadway Methodist Church Following the merger of the United Brethren and dist denominations in April port had two Broadway United odist churches one at Eighth Street and one at 13th Street Both churches have now chosen new names The church at Eighth Street will now be known as the First United Methodist Church The Rev Ralph Jones is pastor of the church The church at 13th Street is now known as the Faith United Methodist Church The Rev Jay Taylor is pastor The two local congregations chose their names Sunday following several months of deliberation New North Viet Negotiator PARIS UPI A new North Vietnamese negotiator arrived today in Paris and immediately dimmed hopes Hanoi was easing its conditions for peace talks His first statement was another demand for an tional halt to American bombing at- tacks The new negotiator was Le Due Tho 57 a ranking North Vietnamese Communist who is a member of the Politburo and a close associate of President Ho Chi Minh His ment had raised speculation Hanoi may be ready to leave the propaganda phase and enter productive tions U S Helicopter Fires Fatal Shot SAIGON UPI -A U.S helicopter gunship accidentally fired a rocket into a South Vietnamese command post day killing seven South nam officials largely ble for defense of the capital against a Viet Cong offensive Most were supporters of Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky The gunships which had been attacking Viet Cong positions in the city with rockets and apparently re- orders later to hold their fire in this densely packed city also subjected to Viet Cong fire By late today the helicopters were firing only teargas shells American spokesmen declined to say if the switch to gas had anything to do with the killing of Saigon's police chief and six other police and army officials Objection To Death No Reason WASHINGTON UPI Supreme Court ruled today that persons voicing general tions to the death penalty cannot automatically be kept off juries No defendant can be put to death at the hands of a tribunal so Justice Potter declared in the court's majority opinion The decision also applied to automatic exclusion from a jury of anyone claiming or religious against condemning a defendant to death On these grounds Stewart said Illinois had stacked the deck against William C Witherspoon 42 sentenced to execution for the fatal shooting of a Chicago policeman in 1959 At Witherspoon's trial 47 of 96 possible jurors were fied because they voiced qualms of conscience about sending a defendant to the electric chair The court declined however to reverse the guilty verdict against Witherspoon on the ground that there has been no showing that the jury was unrepresentative on that score Witherspoon's lawyers had argued that scientific evidence shows jurors are partial to the prosecution on the issue of guilt or innocence But Stewart We simply cannot conclude either on the basis of the record now before us or as a matter of judicial notice that the exclusion of jurors opposed to capital punishment results in an unrepresentative jury on the issue of guilt or substantially increases the risk of tion Several others were wounded in the blast Saigon's Mayor Van Van Cua But the gas cannisters were- all that fell from the Army gunships helping South Vietnam troops wipe out the remnants of the Viet Cong that turned four blocks of the Cholon section into an urban battleground sources said only about 30 Viet Cong remained in the streets of rubble decomposing bodies and howling dogs Since the guerrillas launched their spring invasion of Saigon May 5 the gunships also accidentally rocketed two gee centers and South Vietnamese rangers day's errant weapon about three inches slammed into a South mese command post 20 feet above the heads of the directing the street fight All the victims were strong supporters of Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky whose military support largely keeps him in power The helicopter gunner had aimed three rockets at a Viet Cong rocket nest 50 yards beyond the command post A U.S spokesman said the third rocket malfunctioned Officials Killed The dead at the command post Van Luan Saigon police chief Col Dao Ba Phuoc commander of the ranger group battling the guerrillas Col Le Ngoc Tru chief of Cholon police -U Col Pho Quoc Chu Saigon Harbor Patrol police chief Nguyen Ngoc Xinh chief administrator of Saigon police Nguyen Bao Thuy brother of former Information Minister Nguyen Bao Tri Phan Van Phan aide to the mayor Besides the mayor the wounded included Col Nguyen Van Gian commander of the capital military district and Col Tran Van Phan national police chief of staff UPI correspondent Kate Webb who had just left the officers before the rocket hit dashed back and dead and wounded covered with white plaster and blood The incident worst of its kind in the war shocked the Vietnamese Vietnamese Frightened Rangers and police loaded the dead and wounded into jeeps shielding them with their own bodies everyone started running the Miss Webb reported William Blake helping direct fire from another of the helicopter gunships told UPI It was a short round chopper There wasn't as much powder in the round as there was supposed to be It just fell short by about 50 yards BEGIN EXTENDING USHER STREET Logansport street department men and machines began work Monday pre- liminary to the long-awaited extension of Usher Street on the city's The city announced last week that street crews would grade the extension and that crushed rock would be laid Property owners on each side of the extension will be responsible for paving for the improvement including the paving The street is presently being extended from Parkway Drive to property owned by Logansport School Corporation a distance of about 909 feet added ground is dedicated to the city by the school corporation the street would then be extended through to Lafayette Drive thus providing a much needed access to Lincoln Junior High School and the future senior high school Staff Photo French Strike Crumbles Slowly Press Penn Central To End Bridge Delay PARIS 10 million man national strike crumbled slowly today But holdouts in key blocked a back to work The main trouble spots in settling the week strike were the railroads the Paris subway bus systems and the state-owned Renault auto works Negotiations were underway with the railwaymen with no sign of immediate settlement Paris transit workers Voted down a settlement their leaders reached with the government The Renault workers among the toughest in France also rejected a settlement plan In other areas talks were underway to settle most of the strikes Some workers already Driver Hurt In Accident Everett E Stilner 44 of ison Heights a bump on the head and a cut tongue in an accident on High Street Road near the tion of County Road 450 East shortly before 8 Sunday Officers said Stilner en route east on High Street Rd lost control of his auto when he fell asleep behind the wheel His auto went across the center and went off the left side of the road striking a light pole wood fence and tree ori property ed by Jack Ennis An estimated damage was done to the front and left side of auto cers said had gone back to work But government officials said it week the nationwide idleness While the workers employers and state negotiators talked politicians planned for the June 23 and 30 elections the general strike produced President Charles Gaulle abandoned his usual weekend in the country and remained in his Elysee Palace near his ants His party the Democratic Union for the Fifth Republic was discussing arrangements its junior partner in the government coalition the pendent Republicans headed by Valery Giscard Destaing De Gaulle's former finance ter De Gaulle's men wanted the two parties to agree not to run candidates against each other in the balloting for a new parliament The junior partners however insisted on running candidates in the first round June 23 and cooperating only in the June 30 runoffs Both Atty Frank McHale and Sen Birch Bayh have ed to help Cass County get some action the Penn Central Railroad bottleneck holding Up the construction of a new Davis Street bridge it was announced Letters written by McHale Bayh and Engineer Ned man were released by John president of the Cass County Board of ers after Wayne Jackson before the board to urge construction of a high level bridge He told the board that the proposed abandonment of the Butler branch of the railroad will be fought because that branch which runs along the north end of the bridge has a chance of becoming a main line under a new agreement between railroads and ship lines for fast travel of freight across the country Ned Fairman Indianapolis consulting engineer on the Davis bridge told Edward Drerup president of the local Chamber of Commerce that Cass will lose in federal Clerical Help Honors Picket Lines Tho flew here from Moscow and talks with Kremlin leaders and told newsmen the United States must re- its obstinate attitude toward a bombing halt if the two sides were to get down to business I am convinced that if the ican side renounces its obstinate tude conversations on other lems of interest to the two sides can begin without Tho said Tho is expected to join in the session of the preliminary Wednesday The sixth was held Friday Southeastern Board To Meet Tonight In Lewis Cass School WALTON A lighter than usual agenda is on tap for the board of trustees of ern School Corporation The board will meet at S p.m day in the superintendent's of- fice at the new Lewis Cass High School on Indiana 218 at the west edge of Walton The agenda includes action on a resignation request filed by Catherine E Huff a high school English instructor and the recommendation that linda Grant be hired to replace her The board will also discuss policy and schedule for use of the new building set a date for a special meeting to open bids on electronic laboratory equipment and a report on the cost of insurance for the new building and its contents Teachers Can't Be Fired For Making Statements WASHINGTON UPI Supreme Court ruled today that teachers may not be fired simply for making statements on issues of public tance unless they are ly or recklessly false Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote the opinion for a unanimous court Justice Byron R White differed on a side issue The ruling came in the case of Marvin L Pickering dis- missed from his high school teaching job in Will county 111 because of a letter he wrote to the Lockport Herald in 1964 In his letter Pickering con- tended too much of the county school budget was being spent Marshall cited York Times libel standard established by the 1964 was that a public may not collect libel damages against him unless he can show is that the were- false or made with reckless disregard of whether they were false Marshall said of the action against While minal sanctions and awards have a somewhat different impact on tiie exercise of the right to freedom of speech from dismissal from employment it is apparent the threat of dismissal from public employment is a potent means of inhibiting Although the four clerical workers at the local Northern Indiana Public Service Com- pany office did not cross the picket line the office was open as usual Monday Fred Hauss local manager said two salesmen and an em- ploye of the company from Hammond were helping him with the usual clerical business Normal electric and gas vice was continuing here and in the other 29 counties served by The company said all offices were open for business except Delphi woman who operates the office denied access by pickets The company then de- to close the office for the duration of the strike Despite a temporary ing order issued Saturday by Lake Superior Court Judge James Richards against the union which prevented pickets from interfering with ing employes the company said only a few clerical were on duty The strikers are bers of the United Mine ers union and the clerical to another UMW local Hauss said Monday is usually the busiest day of toe week but the four workers on duty were having no trouble taking care of the local business of the firm Picketing continued in front of the office By PONT WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT THE PAPER OKI MY aid assigned to the project on June 30 unless the railroad gives positive assurance ing its intentions so action can be taken on a new bridge He recalled that the railroad announced it intended to don service on the section of the line that crosses Davis road north of Eel river and that road officials have been ed repeatedly in an effort to obtain some official action All three of the possible bridge designs will require road approval Fairman ed out The first design that was pre- pared calls for an overhead grade separation at the road The best solution to the problem if the railroad dons its track will call for a structure having an approach grade somewhere between low and high level Fairman wrote The county commissioners feel that the ad- cost for constructing a high level bridge could not be justified in light of the proposed abandonment Frank McHale sent to local Chamber of Commerce officials of a letter dated May 9 that he wrote to Stuart ders chairman of the board of directors of the Penn Central In that letter he asked that be taken on the ment of the track on the old Butler division of the railroad at the next Penn Central board meeting so the commissioners may proceed to replace the bridge which has not been open for more than a year Senator Bayh told in a letter dated May 27 that he had asked Penn Central for a report on the trackage near the Davis Street bridge He said he would forward any in- formation he receives 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