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Idaho State Journal (Newspaper) - January 4, 1965, Pocatello, Idaho Flurries Continued cloddy ;with snow 1-ow tonight high Tuesday Counsel Who defends the city when it's in legal trouble? See page 12. VOL. LXIII, NO. 252 POCATELLO, IDAHO, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, TEN ...'CENTS ress, Manning Heads Dem n By BILL.HALL Journal Staff Writer BOISE Bannock County Rep. Darrell Manning replaced Bannock Rep. Herman J. Mc- Devill Sunday night as Demo- cratic floor leader in the Idaho Houst of Representatives. The two young Pocatello legi- friends for several REP. DARRELL MANNING Minority Leader Roof Collapse Kills 55 at Church Service PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) Fifty-five Mexicans were killed and 63 injured when the roof of a new Roman Catholic church collapsed, Sunday -at Rijo, of Puebia. The concrete roof crashed during a Mass to dedicate the building.' About 300 persons were inside. Officials said a preliminary Investigation indicated defective construction had caused the tragedy. The building was of brick and concrete. Among those killed was the "priest officiating at the Mass, Father Ezequiel Alvarez Orte- fa, whose brother designed and uilt the church. Police said the brother would be questioned. "It happened so.fast nobody had a chance to said Al- fonso Escamilla, 15, one of the Injured survivors. "I heard a roaring noise and looked up and. saw (he center part of the roof coming down. 1 was. pretty near a'door, but 1 didn't have time to get out." Officials said most of those who escaped injury were seated at the back of the church where the roof had not been com- pleted. Rijo is a.town of Many of its people work in a nearby sugar mill. Five tractors from the mill plowed away the debris as rescuers dug out the injured and the bodies. year? who often worked as a legislative the only candidates nominated in the House of'Representatives. It was understood several weeks ago that Manning was in- terested in the position, but take it only if McDevitt indicated he didn't want it. McDevitt never formally an- nounced for the position as is the usual custom. He would not say specifically that he wanted it, nor that he did not. Many potential McDevitt back- ers among the House Demo- crats, including Manning and the other three Bannock House members confessed contusion before the caucus began as to what McDevitt planned to do. They also indicated a desire to see McDevitt commit himself so they would know whether to back him or not. He never did Apparently (here had been none of the usual politicking for caucus votes in advance on the part of either Manning or Mc- Devitt. 'Strangest Election1 Rep. James Monroe, a nine termer from Nez Perce County, said it was Ihe strangest leader- ship election he has seen and, to his knowledge, was settled right in the caucus instead of in the proverbial smoke filled room before the caucus began. He indicated McDevitt's in- decision left everyone.disorgan- who wanted to back him- and didn't know whether they should, and those who want- sd to dump hini, but didn't Know whether there would be a Candida McDevitt had been in trouble with, some members of his caucus because of his authorship of, the Idaho reapportionment lawsuit. Some Democrats; espe- cially those from the smaller cburtti es who -would lose voli ng- strength under reapportionment, Vvere after McDevitt's scalp. Some of them had. indicated several weeks ago they would favor .Manning as the strongesl candidate against McDevitt, and undoubtedly most of those actually voted.for Manning, but not necessarily with his bless- ing. He has not only been a close ally of McDevitt's but is on rec- ord himself as a strong advo- cate of .a reapportioned house and senate. Soft Sell However, some small county people seem to take McDevitt's backing of more votes for the larger counties almost as a per- sonal matter. They seem to feel that Manning is more soft sell. Manning, a 32-year-old three- termer, has been known largely as a behind-the-scenes man, often working quietly to rounc up votes for programs that Mc- Devitt spoke for on the floor. The position of spokesman on the floor for his party in the House mil be a new role for Manning. His assistant leader will be Rep. Tony Wessels from Idaho County, who held that same (Continued on Page Z, Col. 7) REP. GERALD R. FORD Replaces Halleck Ford of Michigan Leads House GOP WASHINGTON Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan was chosen to lead House- Re- publicans in the 89th Congress today, unseating Rep. Charles Ha.lleck of Indiana. Ford, 51, backed by younger a "fresh, forceful image" for'their party, defeated Halleck 73-67. Halleck, 64, had held the job: for six years. Glenn Retires From Marines WASHINGTON (AP) Col. John H. Glenn Jr. retired today from the Marine Corps and de- nounced 'as "pure fabrication" reports that a fall he took stemmed from after effects of his pioner space flight. Glenn received his retirement certificate for having served "faithfully and honorably" for nearly 23 years. The ceremony was in the of- fice of the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Wallace M. Greene Jr., with Glenn's wife and two children and the high brass of the corps looking on. Greene recalled Glenn's 149 combat missions, flown in World War II and the Korean War, as well as the astronaut's Area's Weather in '64' Just Call It'Unusual' three-orbit flight around earth, in February 1962. the East Idaho during 1964 was noted for long periods of un- characteristic weather. When it was supposed to be relatively warm, there were long cold spells. And. during some cold months it was warm- er than usual. In the dry months, there were unseasonal rains and when it normally rains, precip- itation was often below normal, according to a report prepared by the U. S. Weather Bureau here, 1 The year began with exceed- ingly cold weather and a heavy blanket of snow. Temperatures slajed far below seasonal norm- als during most of the first four months. There were still patches of snow on the ground in April, The coldest day of the year oc- curred Jan, 13 in the midst of six. consecutive days of below zero minimum temperatures. Precipitation was also below normal for each ol the months from January through March. During April, May-and June the weather was unseasonably wet. Wet fields.uiid below norm- al temperatures in the spring delayed the completion of Im'cal planting. -The' first daily maximum of 70 degrees did not occur until April 15. The ther- itobisieter bit 80 on May 5, and didn't reach 90 until June 25. The trend reversed during July through October, and the weather was unusually'dry, with many pleasant sunny days. Po- calello went with no measurable rainfall for 61 days from Aug. 29 to Oct. 28. This came close to a record of 64 days set in 1952. The weather continued rela- tively normalduring November and most of December, but be- ginning Dec. 20 above normal temperatures and precipitation resulted in flooding throughout the area. A record minimum temperatures of 15 degrees be- low zero Dec. 17 was followed oy record maximum readings of 53 degrees on both Dec.. 22 and 23. f. A record lota! pf 2.94 inches of precipitation .was measured In December. This is nearly two Inches greater than normal pre- cipitation for the month. Total precipitation was lj.66 inches, nearly, an ''Inch above normal. A maximum tem- perature of 99 was recorded July 7, and thd low for the year was Jan, 13 when mercury dropped to 19 deprees below zero. The strangest weather of the year was a snia.ll tornado-like storm which struck the city May At a news conference after iie ceremony, Glenn said he had had a. grim lime of it in his nine-month battle to recover rrom a fall in the bathrom ot his home early last year. His sense of balance was af- fected, and Glenn withdrew from the Ohio Democratic pri- mary in which he had planned to seek the Senate seat now held by Sen. Stephen Young, D-Ohio. The astronaut said he was retiring without any disability and in 100 per cent good condi- tion. He termed the fall "a plain home and nothing Ford gave up the post of chairman of the party confer- ence in order to challenge Hal- teck for the leadership.. Rep. Melvin R. Laird of- Wis- consin won Ford's former Job. ..In nominating-Ford 'for floor leader; Rep. Elford A. Ceder- 3er, R-Mich., said "millions' of Republicans are awaiting our decision and hoping House Re- publicans vyill provide, .them with a fresh and forceful image." Cederberg also predicted Ford's election would improve the prospects for Republican gains in Congress in 1966. The shattering defeat they suffered in last November's elections helped overturn Halleck. Ford To Pick Aide The position of assistant GOP leader, or whip, now held by Rep. Leslie A. Arends of Illi- nois, is not filled by caucus vote, but by the new leader. Ar- ends supported Halleck, and Ford is certain to choose a new assistant, but there was no indi- cation when the new whip would be named. In the contest for :the confer- ence chairmanship, the vote was 75 for Laird and 62 for Rep. Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen of New Jersey a member of the 1 i b e r a !-orienled- Wednesday Club, a group of about 20 House Republicans. Rep. Paul R. Fino of New York had announced his candi- dacy but withdrew to leave the contest between Frelinghuysen and Laird. Laird was considered by some liberal-wing Republicans to have identified himself loo closely 'With Sen. Barry Gold- water's forces in the fight over the party platform at the Re- publican Convention in San Francisco last summer. Laird (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) Idaho Veterans Return to Leaders' Posts By EARLE L. JESTER BOISE banged in both houses ot the Idaho Leg- islature today, signalling the start of the 1965 session, faced with complex problems of taxes, reapportionment and spending. The 44 senators and 79 repre- sentatives the largest legis- lative membership in the state's history assembled at noon in heir separate quarters in Ida- io's dome-topped capitol. They answered roll call, then met jointly in the crowded louse chamber to be sworn in tor service in the 38th legisla- :ure since Idaho became a state in 1890. Color and pageantry marked the brief ceremony. The 25th Army Band of the Idaho Army Rational Guard provided mar- tial music. Vocal numbers were Jiven by the Elks Gleemen of the Boise Elks Lodge. Scouts Lead Pledge A group of Girl Scouts, chosen because Idaho Is to be host this year to the International .Girl Scout Roundup, led In the pledge ol allegiance. An Idaho Air Na- ional Guard unit served as col- or guard. Justices of the Supreme Court and the state elected officials vere escorted to the House chamber by Idaho guardsmen. Chief Justice Henry McQuade administered the oath of office .0 Supreme Court Justice E. T. Cnudson, the only elected stale official who begins a new term his year, and to the 123 lavv- iiakers. Two Boise clergymen the Rev. Donald Skinner of AH lainls Episcopal Church and the Fferbert E. Richards of the Hrst Methodist the invocation' and ..benediction Following the se'ision" the flouse and Senate- met seprate- y to organize. for a session which some leaders think will extend at least .as long as the 72 days of the 1963 legislature Some predict a ng a special one for legislative 90 days. Veterans ;Repeat The lawmakers prepared for the opening gaval Sunday nigh by re-electing most of their 1963 leaders in party caucuses. Rep. Pete Cenarrusa, Elaine, turned back a strong (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Today's Chuckle Ah Increasing number of wo- men are taking up the study o law. The usual number are con tlnuing to lay it down. Senate Leaders Open Fight on Apportionment BOISE (AP) Senate lead- ers of both parties agreed today hat the Idaho Legislature should adopt a resolution urging amendment of the federal Con- stitution to give the slates ex- clusive power over the makeup of their legislatures. Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Lincoln. Senate president pro- em, said such a resolution was irged by the General Assembly rf States which met last month li Chicago. Murphy was Idaho's representative at that session. Sen. William J. Dee, D-Idaho, named for a second term as Sen- ate minority leader, said he fa- such a resolution; Burch Trying To Avoid Scapegoat Tag WASHINGTON (AP) Dean Burch, the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee, said today the new year should be one of GOP unity and responsible opposition and not "the year of the scape- 'If 1965 becomes a year spenl in division and Burch told a Republican wom- en's group, "then we will also fall our larger duty to the nation as .the party of responsible op- The theme of the young chair- man's prepared address to the District of Columbia League of Republican Women was that Republicans must their differences, Clown Delays House Opening WASHINGTON (AP) The swearing-in of tile new House was momentarily interrupted today when a man in Negro minstrel's :get-up rushed out o> the floor shouting, "Fse the Mississippi wants to be Two Capitol policemen quick- ly seized him and hulled him off the floor. As he was being led away he shouted "Long live Rockwell." This was an apparent ref- erence to George Lincoln Rock- well, head of Ihe American Nazi party. A bystander asked Ihe man whether he was "one of Rockwell's and he shout- ed back Capitol police said he gave his name as Robert Llloyd. The roll of the House was being called for the election of speaker when the weird figure in black tights, a black makeup and stovepipe hat rushed out into the well of the House before tht speaker's rostrum. put aside re-examine the principles they hold in com- mon and present a united chal- lenge to the Johnson adminis- where its .programs run counter to GOP'philospphy. a political ally of'Bar- ry-Goldwater before the Arizo- nan selected him to head the National Committee, is the tar- get of some Republicans who want to put the party machinery in less conservative hands. Referring to his fight to hold oh to his job, Burch commented "perhaps the search for scape- goats is an inevitable conse querice of defeat." he continued, "as have said many times in recen weeks the real challenge fu: Republicans in 1965 is not wha to do about Dean Burch. it i what to do in order to strength en our party's role as the histor ic spokesman for resppnsibli government and those princi pies which have made our coun try great. "The question we should be asking if our party is to achieve unity is not: Who lost the eiec tion? It is: Why are we Republi As he examined these rea "ons, Burch found' grounds fo Stacking the Johnson adminis tration. "We are salt Burch, "because we know tha before the great society cami the free society. And because we understand that what the Democrats really aim for is no a great society at all merely greater government contro over all segments of American society." Long Succeeds Humphrey As Dem Whip By ERNEST. B, VACCARO WASHINGTON (AB) Sen. Russell B. D-l.a., was Democratic whip for the >9th Congress at a conference of democratic senators today, Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., re- '_' Dodd left the closed meeting it was 'over. He said von on the second ballot. Dodd said Long won 41-27. Other contenders for the No. 2 Democratic leadership .post vere1 Sens. John 0. Pastore, D- l.Is, and .A.S. Mike.. Monroney D-Okla. The spot was vacatec vhen Hubert, H. Humphrey noved up to vice president. Long, has served in the ienate 16 years. He is the son ol ormer Sen. Huey P, Long. His mother also served briefly ir he her husbam vas assassinated. The Louisianian voted agalnsl he 1964 civil rights bill and also opposed the administration's Social Security health care plan on the floor. .He also has sough o reduce administration foreign aid bills for years. However, he said before to- day's caucus he expected no difficulty in working for admin stration programs in the new Congress. Mansfield To Stay The selection of a whip or, officially, assistant, majority eader was the major busi- ness of the' Democratic caucus The re-election of Sen. Mike tfahsfield of Montana as major- ty leader was a foregone 'con elusion. The caucus also was'to pick other- party officials, in eluding a secretary of the Dem ocratic conference, (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) Five Gain Seats WASHINGTON (AP) Thi House voted today to seat thi five regularly elected rep re sentatives from Mississippi de spite a challenge which sough to deny them seats. The challenge had been ini tia.ted by the Mississippi Free (torn Democratic party, a pre ponderantly Negro group. Dirksen Outlines Republican Program By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Sen- ate GOP Leader Everett, M. Dirksen says Republicans are "not insensible" to President Jphnson's spending problems but will try to cut the budget judiciously in the new Congress. Dirksen predicted in an inter- view that his party will give strong support for a reduction in excise taxes John expects to propose. On other matters, Dirksen: Called for creation of task forces to give congressional Rfr publicans expert and, mmpolili- cal ndvice on critical foreign and domestic isiuies. He said this would be "Infinitely better" than letting up a party advisory committee, as GOP governors [lion, will the Republicans try lojchance to preen my feathers a have proposed. .Said Johnson should sit down with GOP leaders to spell out his intentions in the South Viet Nam war. He added that GOP members want to be heard before any major decision which they would hnvc to sup- port in the interests of unity. Said. Barry Goldwnler, ,lhe defeated GQP presidential nom- is entitled (o speak out on any. subject lie .chooses thnt does not mean ne- cessarily follow any view he Here are some rjueslions and answers: Q. II the President does not keep, his budget unqer bll- cut it back or will they try to cut it back anyhow? A. There is something psy- chological about billion, and f am not insensible to the President's problems in that field, particularly with -the figures that have been disclosed that the request Itself amounts to well oveV billion, mean- ing the regular requests. I think we have a duty to cut the budget wherever when- ever we can without impairing the essential functions of the government, and those things that are the legitimate object of government. Q. How a bout .excise (axes? A. Well, there you give me a little. As you recall, I intro- duced the proposal in the Senat Finance Committee to repea the four categories of excisi taxes that were put on durin; the Korean struggle, namely jewelry, cosmetics, luggage and hand bags and so forth, really won by a huge vole, 2 t 1, Ihe first time around. But be fore final action was taken something happened. But we Republicans Were Ih pioneers in the it dl( not make me a bit unhapp; when the adminli'.lraUon an nounced that It was going to d something In Hint field. So all can say is I hopo they will givi credit where credit if due.. Aid on Streams The Bannock County Commis sion today asked that the'U.r Army Corps of Engineers repa. and clean the Portneuf Rive and Marsh Creek under provis ions of a- disaster declaratioi signed by President Johnson. Bannock County was one of 2 Idaho counties declared to b disaster areas Friday in a; emergency order signed by th President. Commission Chairman Em mette Spraker said debris ha plugged both streams in severa places and has caused th streams to change their cours at some points. The point where Marsh Cree crosses Merrill Road is one o the most badly damages places Property owners in these area will be asked to give the Corp access and necessary right p way to do the repairs. The estimated damage to Bannock Highway or Mink (Continued bn Page 2, Col. 5) SEN. RUSSELL LONG Succeeds Humphrey IBJ to Speak Tonight on State of Union WASHINGTON (AP) presi- dent Johnson -worshiped with Jigmtanes of the nation today n the tiadmonal early morning service of the opening day of Pongress, back'to lis desk'for more polishing and mining on tonight's State of tile Jnipn message. He may take the wraps 'ah some tax cut and budget secrets n the unusual nighttime- ad- dress to the legislators. Johnson and, his vice.; pr'esi'. dent, Hubert H, Humphrey, ar? rived separately for; the. 8 service at the: National Presbyr terian church; but. sat together and let t toge ather. In the, Pres I- denl's limousine. Members of the House i and Senate rwere among other.'.digni- taries on Several among the ruling ing !n serving the cp'mmu riioii'.-j-'( Johnson the.> righ't side, of the. church in the third-row from the: front, in the pew once reserved'for fdrmi e'r ;President D. hower -who 'rejjularly; attended the church. There were prayers for. ths nation, the. President, Congress, for all in 'authority, and for peace. The President was still ting finishing touches fin his an- nual-message, to be'delivered pe rson al ly at: a joint s ession of the Senate and House at 9 p.m. EST. The 'speech, which -the President hopes will-set guide marks for the work Congress in-the busy year, will be broad- cast live by television and radio networks. Johnson was departing from tradition in making .it an eve- ning speech. have addressed Congress during the noon hour but Johnson want- ed to get maximum television' and radio exposure in unveiling a preliminary blueprint he calls his "Great .Society1' program. The chief executive will touch on major legislative propogals to be submitted in the weeks ahead. But he was not expected to go into detail on these, leav- ing that for special messages-to- be sent to Congress later. Rusk Opposes Reckless Action, Abandonment in Viet Nam By BARRY SCE1WEID WASHINGTON (AP) Sec- retary of State Dean Rusk has counseled against "reckless ac- tion" in Viet Nam and said he would not have the United Slates abandon the war or ex- pand it. Rusk also ruled out for the time being a political settlement of the struggle against the Viet Cong guerrillas a drawn-out affair in which the United States has invested men, money and materials. The South Vietnamese can turn back the.Communist insur- gents, President Johnson's chief foreign policy adviser main- tained Sunday as he reviewed the war and the international scene generally in a yearend review on the NBC television network.1 Rusk conceded he shares with many Americans "a sense of frustration that things are not somehow moving1 more rapidly toward a conclusion." But, be said, the situation calls for per- sistence and coolness, not '-'feckless action which would move us over 'thoughtlessly in cither the direction of defeat or In the direction of a very great Along 'the way, he said he does not favor expanding the struggle or haying the United Staies pull out of it. The first, he sub-, ject Asians to devastation .and lead down a trail "Die end of which no one in any country could possibly see with assur- ance." The ''he said, would encourage Communist China to become more aggres- sive. Hits Politics! Settlement He dismissed a political set- tlement a third'alternative to' present policy as impossible because the Communists have refused to give up their aggres- sive designs.. Elsewhere the debate on'.Vlet Nam continued as four senators urged a re-evaluation of the U.S. role in lha Southeast-Asian country and Japan's he'w.'pVlmV minister, Eisaku'Sntn, said In a copyright Interview, in U.S, News World Report .that, Viet Nam an important sub-i ject during :v his', forthcomlngi1 talks with Johnson.1---'1: I Sen. Wayne Morse, advocated Ihe re-evalualldn In" ABC's "hsues ;ani. (Continued J,