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Record-Eagle (Newspaper) - May 13, 1961, Traverse City, Michigan DAILY AVERAGE PAID CIRCULATION 6 Months Ending Mireh 31 ABC Pub Statement A filed with the Audit of Subject to Audit TRAVERSE CITY NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S GREATEST DAILY THE WEATHER Showers and cooler Detailed Information on Page 2 Tij a Privilege to Live in Michigan UPI FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE FOURTEEN PAGES TRAVERSE CITY MICHIGAN SATURDAY MAY 13 1961 SIXTY-FIRST PRICE SEVEN CENTS Fire Burns 29 Hollywood Homes PARK FEES NOW assistant park manager at Brighton Recreation Area presents a park use permit to a motorist as warm weather heralds the start of a new season TShe motor vehicle permits are HOW mandatory for all Michigan state parks and recreation areas with the exception of D H Day in county and Benzie in Benzie county Cost of a permit is for a season permitting entry into any of the state's GO parks and recreation regions during the year or 50 cents daily for the casual visitor Income from fees will be used to buy additional park land and to build new facilities Telephoto Three Laotian Factions Meet Sign Effective Cease-Fire Agreement LAOS May 13 royal government Bnd neutralist tions met behind rebel lines here i today and signed an agreement i ordering an effective cease-fire The three factions in the Laotian j crisis also agreed to open joint political and military talks row morning in a move that could lead to a political settlement in i this nation i A communique signed by all three groups who met in the U.S C-C Bucks I Kennedy Tax Relief Program WASHINGTON May 13 UPI Business doesn't want the kind of tax relief President Kennedy thinks it ought to have according to the Chamber of Commerce Thr Chamber which says it speaks with the voice of business the house ways means com- yesterday the president's billion program is too complicated The Chamber also said it might discriminate among business and cause in some in- The Chamber and other business croups appealed to the committee yesterday to reject the plan In- stead they proposed quicker tax on both new and old in- vestments in both new ami used This would afford morp immediate tnx relief than Kennedy's plan The tion proposal would pass out tax relief to business investing in new plants and new equipment It calls most of the deductions to go tn fi-rns more for new they write off for on old investment The rts appeared business won't pet any this year unless it is close to Kennedy's plan ence of international control com- mission members in this jungle village recalled that military com- manders had given the order for a cease-fire to all units in Laos on May 3 But the communique added that certain violations of the cease-fire have occurred in certain places It made no specific reference to recent attacks on Meo tribesmen who control 1 mountaintops far behind the lines of Pathet Lao els The three sides pledged to re- new orders to their respective i tary to ensure the cease-fire was being effectively I enforced The formal move in a que signed by representatives of the three factions was a big step to give the shaky cease-fire in Laos a firmer foundation It could also clear the way to start the Geneva conference on Laos The Geneva talks were ing held up by a procedural dis- pute over which Laotian tion should he represented The decision to open political and military negotiations j sented a considerable concession on the part of the royal Laotian i government It was the first face meeting between the i and rebel I forces since last December To Reconvene Congolese Parliament Once SUNNYVALE CALIF May 13 Alan P Shepard first astronaut was described today as a turkey buzzer Anyway that's the story that comes from an old flying instructor of Shepard's who revealed that the first man in space once was for a week because he a flock of turkeys Robert Fuhrman recalled that Shepard was in training at the naval air test center in 1949 he lived at nearby Patuxent River Md Each night he would make a sonic jet pass 100 feet over his Maryland home to let his wife know he would soon be there man said It wasn't long until an irate key farmer squealed and Shepard didn't get home for a week esy of his commanding officer CONGO May 13 Joseph said today the lese parliament will be reconvened soon to approve a new constitution expected to create a United States of The Congo The move thrust Oriental province loader Antoine into a position of inence in controlling the Congo because of the parliamentary votes he commands speaking to a ing of Congolese leaders said the Leopoldville parliament would meet as soon as the current conference here ends He said the United Nations had been asked to help transport the deputies to Leopoldville and to guarantee their safety and that of their families The parliament will be called upon to vote ou the new tion now being drafted by the Coquilhatville conference This would set up the United States of The create a federal congress premier and cabinet and a council of states over which i would preside as federal president The big question now was er deputies from the Oriental and Kivu provinces would heed the appeal and whether they would consider U N security antees sufficient GENEVA May 13 tary of State Dean Rusk met with Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko for 70 minutes today in I a vain effort to break the deadlock j that has stalled the start of the peace conference On Laos 1 Xo progress yet a grim faced i said after the meeting at Gromyko's villa Husk negotiating here for the first time with the Russians he became secretary of state said the deadlock centered around sia's last minute insistence to seat I the Laotian rebels j at the conference which was to have started yesterday The secretary's vain effort to i settle the conflict set off a round i of meetings here Foreign l tary Lord Home and foreign ister Maurice Couve de went to U S delegation i ters to huddle with Rusk while Indian defense minister V K j Krishna Menon was meeting with Gromyko Couve planned to call on the Russian leader later today and Home had scheduled a meeting with Red China's foreign minister Chen Yi No Fatalities But Acres Are Burned Over HOLLYWOOD May 13 UPI A massive fire exploded in the Hollywood hills last night least that of author Aldous ley No fatalities were reported in the leaping flames that destroyed upwards of 1.400 half of it inside famed Griffith Park Both the park observatory and zoo were threatened by the fire j before its advance was stopped 1 Assistant fire chief Henry J Sawyer announced 12 hours after i the blaze due to falling electric the mile perimeter of the fire had been surrounded by the 500 men who fought it nightlong Damage estimates ranged as high as million Injuries amons the hundreds of residents forced to flee luxury canyon homes were few and minor Sawyer surveyed the steep brush and eucalyptus covered hillsides by helicopter at dawn today and lipped the official estimate of de- homes to 29 More than a dozen j in the damaged he said Huxley's rambling two-story j home overlooking the city was a charred ruin and flames came to within four doors of burning tress Spring home At the height of the the leaping flames visible for haps -10 miles prepared to evacuate the zoo lint firemen established and held the j fast moving flames at a road just above it Wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour added to the difficulty of con- trolling the blaze in the steep yons It was only by the grace of God and the red-hot fire1 ment that many more homes weren't destroyed said fire capt j Fritz Bush as the winds began diminishing Budgets Exceed 15 Mills Allocation Board Will Apportion Millage Monday SELL BLOOD FOR COLLEGE Tech students prepare for Operation Bloodletting to help support the Houghton college through blood sales in an effort to replace some of the funds cut from the school's operating budget by the state legislature Medical technology major loan Shi rod a samples Ronald Richardson's blood type as other volunteers await their turn UPI Tele photo GOP Puts Brakes on Spending as 61 Session of Legislature Terminates Butler Trij BERLIN May 13 East Germans amused by the current food shortage in Moscow were joking today that Yuri Gagarin's next space trip will be to the Milky Way to get some butter Where You'll Weather Page 2 TV Log Page 4 Radio Program Page Comics Page 6 Society Page 7 Theatre 7 Calendar of Events Page 7 Sports Page 10 Castro Forbids Cubans Driving on Naval Base WASHINGTON May 13 UPI Fidel Castro's militia won't let Cubans drive onto the U.S naval base at Guantanamo Bay so the navy picks its Cuban workers up at the gate The navy said yesterday that the ban on Cuban vehicles entering tin naval base started last day and was still in effect Cuban workers at Guantanamo were advised by Cuban officials that commencing on the morning of S May no motor vehicles would be permitted to enter the naval the Navy said So the Cubans park their cars outside walk the gates and hoard Navy buses that take them to their various work areas About 3.200 Cubans work ou the base drawing an annual payroll of about million Under rules in effect since tro came to power Americans do not leave the base Not Humidity It's the Heat And a couple of puffs and pants A round SO degrees Friday and maybe a degree or two higher than that today Dog right on the tail of Squaw Winter Tomorrow ig going to be a little different with cloudy skies showers thunderstorms and turning cooler with a high of 65 to 70 Monday looks like a collector's item fair and little cooler It ain't the humidity it's the i heat Two weeks more of it and i oft conie the long Johns 1 LANSING MICH May 13 UPI majorities in the j Michigan legislature put the brakes i on spending in the session completed last night hoping to restore the state's fiscal reputation Democratic Gov John B son said cure was worse than the disease Lawmakers pared Swainson's recommended million ing budget to a tight which is still a record The ernor said the move ally cut back budgets in tion mental health and other areas under the of economy A year-long cash crises during i when the treasury was and a state payroll delayed gave Michigan a nationwide black eye j While the current operating get is pegged to eat up all the revenue which lawmakers expect during fiscal there was hope that improved business con- ditions will bring in enough ex- tra money to start hitting away at the deficit estimated at million by June 30 Lawmakers even turned their backs on a pair of proposals that would bring some million in federal money to Michigan 1 i Plans to come under President i Kennedy's plan for aid to ent children of unemployed ers were killed by lawmakers ly because they opposed the plan and partly because it would require an additional welfare expenditure of million It would have brought an mated million t local welfare agencies in an plagued state A million bonus in federal highway funds was lost because the legislature refused to adopt an act to regulate billboards on in- highways On the credit side lawmakers pointed to the fact thut no new taxes were voted during the season A million package of ance taxes on beer liquor ettes telephone and telegraph service and corporations passed in the cash crisis to ease fiscal con- ditions was allowed to expire A penny hike in the state sales tax voted last November by the people was the major reason for holding the line on taxes Grand Traverse county tax cation board will meet Monday i to make a p: I division of the statutory limit of I 15 mills to be levied against county property this year for support of government units As was the case last year i levy will not provide 1 revenue to satisfy all budgets the i board reported at a study session on Friday To meet the proposed budgets of county fare agencies Northwestern 1 gan College and schools and ships would require about I mills the board pointed out A C-C Backs Scholarship Work Day verse City merchants been by tlie Chamber uf Commerce tu participate fully in t Scholarship Work to be singed on May 20 by Traverse City high school to finance n scholarship program Under the plan merchants will as many school seniors as possible during the day with checks Cor wages earned to be sent to the senior class scholarship fund Arrangements ha ve been made for special student work permits and waivers of social security visions obtained the C-C said so that merchants may freely en- operate in I lie benefit day Merchants ba been asked to fill out n furin wit b informal ion on the number and type of t ions which can be provided for senior boys or girls needed and other data The forms are j be returned to the issuing i ber of Commerce as soon as sible The C-C would like to have at I least I'M seniors gainfully ed on the scholarship work day a I spokesman said The college arship fund for high school graduates would be administered by senior and the high i school faculty Next Time Wave R I May 13 UPI Patrolman George Holt waved vigorously and beeped his horn when he spotted bis car passing by Surprised when he got no response Holt sued the vehicle and arrested Charles H Russell IiO of dence for taking a car without the owner's permission V-P Addresses Congress in Philippines Bores are no trouble If you monopolize the conversation yourself GIFT TO STATE W Behnke Grand Rapids whose hobby seems to be doing nice things for unfortunate people presented six bound books of comics to the social service department of the Traverse City State Hospital Friday The comics a -e pages salvaged from Sunday papers boand in sequence shown on the right in this picture turned the books over to Ohmer Curtiss director of community relations Traverse City State Hospital In additions to contributions of this nature Behnke also has a long record of good works all over Michigan where he has presented gifts to schools handicapped children convalescent homes and other groups He is a member of the eering department of the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company Photo MANILA May 13 UPI I Vice President Lyndon B Johnson told the Philippine congress today that the United will honor her commitments to liberty where Johnson congress ing a busy round of functions which began shortly after his arrival from a whirlwind visit to South Viet Nam But he showed little effects of tlie fatigue he must have felt from lack of said he had had only 30 minutes In his time and again by cheers and from the parked house said will honor her com- to the canse of freedom throughout tlie community of free nations Our friends can count America and we know we can count on our friends none more than our old and cherished the Philippine people The vice president said the Fili- pinos who fought the link Com- munist guerrillas and combined this victory with social-economic reforms gave great example for the world to remember and a lesson the world must apply He said Communism is testing our will in many places and by many tactics In Cuba among people with a heritage not unlike our own a demagogue has turned the people's dream of a better life into the nightmare of a Communist ship he said In South Viet Nam where have just i rillas hide in the jungles to strike j by night against the families who have chosen freedom of that shows the s iu excess of 1 mills the county and NMC S Last year the actual allocation made county mills schools and townships S and NMC S on a state valuation of about million This year's valuation is expected to lie approximately million for the county Acme Fife Lake Lake and Whitewater townships are asking for one mill allocation and Peninsula township is asking for a half mill The rest of the county's 13 townships are not re- questing millage Just MS last year the problem is how to ide schools with a necessary eight mills re- quired for them to qualify for full slate aid ami at the same time not cut other units drastically the board said In Friday's board session school spokesmen made another plea for a guarantee of at least eight mills commenting that whereas a few years ago state aid accounted for about two-thirds of an average school district income the state share now has dropped to less than 50 per cent Final allocation of millage will be made about June after the May session of the stale board of equalization at which final I county valuations will be set but final allocation is not expected to vary much from that to be set Monday Advanced Atlas Model Fired KLA May i The United States fired an advanced model missile miles last night on its second successful flight in seven attempts The K Atlas boosted by pounds of thrust lifted off its pad here on what was called a completely succesful test of its engines and guidance The considered the most powerful in the nation's arsenal carried data package released from its nose cone upon re-entering Hie atmosphere The package was recovered in a target area by Yankee In San Calif meanwhile Karl 1 Bossart known as the flit her of the Atlas said the sile was ready to take an astro- naut into a space orbit We are ready to deliver an as into orbit whenever the XASA National Aeronautics and Space is ready the technical director said yesterday To Show Rock The Rock musical drama written by local talent will be presented at p.m Sunday in the senior high school auditorium Mi's Clarence Samuelson wrote the words and Marge the music with the theme on the personality of Simon Peter The leading roles of and will be played by Ceorge and Agnes Others in the cast are Joseph Nancy Grassa Dennis Sporre Merry Worden William Hansen Marie Grassa leanine Yeiter and Robert Strieker The production is sponsored by the Grand Traverse Area Council of Churches A offering will help the Council in its stale hospital chaplaincy program Wonders Never Cease BOSTON May 13 UPI At the Boston Museum of Science tors are urged by numerous signs to pull levers or press buttons to observe the wonders of science A foreign visitor whose English was limited pulled a lever yesterday and brought a dozen fire trucks speeding to the museum
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