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   Salisbury Times, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1964, Salisbury, Maryland                               v.l Tuesday, cloudy and milder. (See page 18) TEMPERATURESrAt 7 a.m., 41; low last night, 38; rainfall, ,.18 metes; for 24 hours up to yesterday: high, 59; W' year ago: VOL. 41 NO. 89 SALISBURY TIMES Deltnarva's Lmrgest Daily Newspaper EDITION PHONE PI 0-7171 SALISBURY. MARYLAND, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1964 Two mcttont 32 AGES Section 7C 49. Weekly By ______________ Copy Carrier Youth Jobs Corps Asked In LBJ's War On Poverty EARLY SPRING VISITORS Even though they are no longer served as a substantial part of Eastern Shoreman's diet, old-timers still watch for the herring, to come teeming up the local creeks to spawn during March. An oily fish with millions of bones, the art of prepar- ing them for the dining table is rapidly dy- ing out. David E. (Cockey) Waller, Laurel, uses the old style bow net to dip a few roe (female) herring for his own use. He says there is little commercial demand for them these days, except among a few oldtimers, and a few gourmets who have taste for the roe. (Times Photo) Referendum To Be Sought On Anti-Bias Measure By HERB THOMPSON ANNAPOLIS ac tions of a special session of the Maryland Legislature, one posi tive and one negative, were sub jects of further deliberations to- day. Opponents of a new Statewide public accommodations law laic the groundwork for a referen dum petition drive which they plan to launch a soon as Gov Tawes signs the bill. They need only voter signatures, half of them by June 1, to stop the law and place it before the people this Novem- ber for acceptance or rejection. The negative refusal to reshape Maryland congressional districts to more nearly reflect population was to be discussed at a high level meeting in the Supreme Court Building" in Washington at 5 p.m. Federal judges irom Balti more, Maryland congressmen, the state attorney general and counsel for a citizens committee which sought the rsdistricting are to decide what should be done abcut the legislative inac- tion. Drafting of a new plan for congressional districts was the primary purpose of the four-day special session which began last Wednesday and ended one, min- ute before midnight Saturday. The Hrtise-passed trfeaTsfficT- ing plan 89-39 but it was bottled up in a 94 vote of the influen- tial Judicial Proceedings Com- mittee headed by Sen. Freder- ick C. Malkus, D-Dorchester. The committee decided the bill should go to the between-ses- sions Legislative Council and the courts decide whether Mary- land congressmen run statewide or from present districts in the primary now scheduled for May 19. defeat a few hours earlier when the administration squelched at tempts of Eastern Shore coun- ties to exclude themselyes, The decision produced an an- jry, emotion-charged exchange Between Malkus and the Tawes Administration's floor leader, Sen. H. Winship Wheatley, D- Prince Georges. Wheatley sought to force the congressional bill out of Mal- cus' committee and the chair- man opposed him with a bitter denunciation of the Democratic administration and a charge that the legislature had become 'a bunch of puppets and rub- ier stamps" for Gov. Tawes. Malkus had suffered a major the public accoinmodatiolis-'bil of locaTcption. Dor Chester, the scene 'of racial vio- lence at Cambridge last sum- mer, was one of the counties to be excluded. He said if Wheatley persisted in his motion to bring out the bill "you can have my resigna- tion right now." Malkus said the committee had not had time to study the bill in the sessico which was to end by prear- ranged plan at midnight. It had been received from the House that afternoon. He pounded on his desk as he talked and said the Democratic Party in Maryland was being severely damaged by the gov- (See LEGISLATURE, Page 19) By W.B. RAGSDALE JR. WASHINGTON (AP) -Presi- dent Johnson gave Congress marching orders today for the war on poverty, concentrating us attack on help- ing needy young Americans.' The program to help young- sters in the 16 to 20 age b'raek- et centers on a job corps remi- niscent of tta Civilian Conser- vation Corps" of 'the 1930s. "The years of high school and college age are the most critical-stage of a young per- on's Johnson a special .message on poverty. If they, are hot helped then, many will be condemned to a life of poverty which they, in turn, will pass on chil- dren." The job corps would enlist up young men, draft re- jects-and school from "those w.h o s e background, health and education makes them least fit for useful work.." These young men would be removed fr.om their slum back- grounds and placed in camps' to work on conservation projects and in -special job training cen- ters for 'a blend of training, basic education and work ex- perience. Other phases of the youth program are work-training and work-study federal grants to provide full or part time jobs to help youngsters stay in'high school, take voca- tional training or work their way through college. .Coordinating the war on pov- erty will be a new executive agency, the Office of Economic Opportunities, which Johnson said would be headed by Sar- gent JShriver, "my personal chief of staff for the war against poverty." In addition to the Job Corps, Shriver also will supervise cre- ation of another new group, the Volunteers for America, a Peace Corps-styled body of 000 to volunteers who will work in various phases of the war on poverty. Both the Job Corps and the Volunteers for America are taken from legislation now sending in Congress the Youth Conservation Corps and the National Service Corps re- spectively. Other phases of the war on poverty asked by Johnson in- cluded: program of grants of up to 90 per cent for urban and rural community action pro- grams, where local plans were drafted to utilize all available community resources, public and private, to wipe out pock- ets of poverty. grants and loans to help boost the incomes of sub- sistence farmers. low interest loans for investments that will pro- vide jobs for low-income fami- lies or persons who have been out of jobs for many months, and also to small business not eligible for regular loans from the small business administra- tion. of a Welfare De- partment program to help train and find jobs for heads of fam- ilies whose children now 're- ceive payments under the aid to dependent children program. So far, a White House source said, selection standards have not been set up for the Job Corps, nor have detailed plans been made for setting up the camps and job training center. The source said many of the recruited for the Job Corps in the first year would come from the backlog of more than one million already reject- ed by the draft as physically, mentally or psychologically un- (See POVERTY, Page 19) Johnson Says He' II Push Rights By JOHN CHADW1CK WASHINGTON (AP) Pres ident Johnson, says he'll do ev erything he can to win passag of the civil, rights bill and pre diets the Senate will approv it "in due time" in its presen form. The Senate has a duty to pas ;he measure as approved by louse, he told the nation in ar .nterview broadcast and tele vised Sunday night. "I know of nothing more im wrtanv; for this Congress to do' .ban to pass the measure, he said. "I think that when the Senate acts upon the civil rights bill, that we will have the vbes civil rights law that has been enacted in 100 years, and hink it will be a substantial and effective answer to our racia problems. TViUTthlrrprtRldlng 'from the White House, -the Senate starts second week of 'debate today in a motion to take up the, bill are hopeful of a vote within the next few days. The key to action is held by outhern opponents, who want ic bill routed to the Judiciary ommittee for hearings. The House plans to take up in midweek the first of the annual epartmentarappropriation bills measure carrying just un- er billion for the Interior tepartmenc. Also on its agenda is a multi- lillion-dollar bill to authorize nds for military construction rejects in this country and broad. Johnson On TV: He Denies Rift With Kennedy Jack Ruby listens to verdict. By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Johnson says he has no in- dication that Henry Cabot Lodge plans to leave his post as ambassador, to South Viet Nam. I am sure he Johnson Death By RELMAN MORIN protection for him. DALLAS (AP) Jack Ruby emained alone in a jail cell MK ay while his attorneys pre- ared to appeal the -verdict of Dallas jury which sentenced lim to death for murder. "Maximum security" sur- ounds Ruby, Sheriff Bill Deck- r said. But Ruby's attorney, Melvin elli, said he is worried about possible attempt on Ruby's e and has asked for extra "Later Decker said, "when he has adjusted to the jolt verdict, he probably will be put in cell with ofher prisoners. He's-had maxi- mum security from the begin- ning and he wili continue to have it in jail." Dallas authorities refused to "dignify by comment" a state- ment Belli has made several times since Ruby was convict- (See RUBY, Page 19) If he did, would let me told a nationwide radio and tel- evision audience Sunday night. He added that the ambassador, whose political stock boomed with victory in New Hamp- shire's Republican presidential primary, has tended to business and behaved properly. On his own side of the politi- cal fence, Johnson dismissed as "newspaper talk" reports of a rift with Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy and said he has taken Kennedy's word that he has done nothing to encourage ef- forts to boomThe 'attorney gen- for. the vice idSitlal nomiriaffoar Johnson said he -nopes th his old friend, Bobby Baker, since Baker resigned in Octo- ber as secretary to the Senate's Democrats. The President said Baker could not properly be called his protege because "he was there before I came to the Senate for 10 years." Democrats will not campaign actively until after this sum mer's convention, although he said he intends to "carry ou some commitments that Presi dent Kennedy made for fund raising dinners from time to time." Politics and foreign policy dominated the hour-long "Con- versation with the President' broadcast by the ABC, CBS and NBC radio and television net- works. These were among the chief executive's other major pronouncements: has had no contact witfi intends to be "a peo- ple's president." And he will continue to mix with crowds even though his bodyguards "would feel better if the presi- dent kept 100 yards distance from every human being." snould make cer- tain the nation always has a vice president, but he doesn't have any "deep-set views on See JOHNSON, Page 19) Man Serves Term In Caning Death HAGERSTOWN (AP) Wil- liam D. Zantzinger, Charles County socialite-farmer convict- ed of manslaughter in the can- ing death of a Negro barmaid, completed a six-month sentence Sunday and walked out of the Washington County jail. Sheriff Charles Price said Zantzinger was met at a.m. by his wife, Jane, who then drove her husband to their lome. Zantzinger, 24, was convicted n Washington County Circuit Court in June, 1963, of causing he death of Mrs. Hattie Carroll, 1, by hitting her with a cane at Feb. 8, 1963, society ball at a Baltimore hotel. Some Chiseling Found in Program Hodges To Speak At JFK Tribute Luther H. Hodges, Secretary of Commerce, has accepted an invitation to be the principal speaker at a Democratic party dinner and rally to be held Fri- day in the Wicomico County Civ- ic Center at Salisbury. The din- ner is planned as a memorial to the late President, John F. Kennedy. Secretary Hedges served in President Kennedy's cabinet as Secretary of Commerce, and continues in the same post un In Today's Times Amusements ............18 Ann Landers............ 9 Bridge 5 Classified Ads 20-21-22 Comics..................23 Crossword Puzzle ......22 Deaths-Funerals 19 Drew Pearson 8 Editorial Page 6 Lenten Story 3 Local Happenings ......14 Market Reports ........19 Polly's Pointers 5 Sports Pages ......I6-17-W Television ..............18 The Doctor Says........11 Weather and Tide ......18 Wonders of Universe 12 Little Hat Shop, 108 E. Chnrch Every kind, to Klngsrldge Spring Suits! Open tonight. Culver's, Delmar. ad. Donable 'Free9 Food Costs Are Rising months of fiscal 1963-64, the costs of the program hit 539, an average of per month. Included in this period were June, July, August, and September, the tune when em- ployment is highest in the sea- food and farming industries, the county's financial backbone. At this montWy average, the total for the present fiscal year will top including the months of hi. employment. However, the average of 217 per month does not include additional employes needed to distribute the food and the ad- ditional rent, which went up recently. WHAT WILL THE cost be during the coming fiscal year? Commissioner E. Layton Rig- gin estimates between 000. When Commissioners Harold E. Massey and Percey A. White voted in favor of the program Lather H. Hodges der President Lyndon B. John- son. Mr. Hedges was elected lieu- tenant governor of North Caro- lina in 1952 and became gov- ernor in 1954 following the death of Gov. William B. Umstead. For more than 30 years he has (See HODGES, poge 19) Shop Lee Johnson's Mon. Fri. nights 'til 9 'til Easter. adv. Coin Operated Dry cleaning Star Ldy., 900 N. Sal. Blvd.-ad 'Sing Along With Mitch" Tonite At 10 p.m. on channel 11. Powell Motors By ROBERT F. WRIGHT (Of The Times Staff) Free food to the needy is beginning to be costly to the taxpayers of Somerset County. And mere are indications that the costs will go up. Taxpayers are beginning to ask if all of the recipients are really needy. One raised the question when he observed a late model Cadil- lac pull up for a load. "The pay- ments are so high he has to have free was the ready comment. The so-called "donable foods" come from federal-surpluses. They've already been paid for once by government taxes through supports and subsidies. Somerset pays storage and dis- tribution costs.' WHEN THE PLAN began in Somerset 13 months ago, Little- ton T. Dryden, supervisor of the program, estimated the cost at annually. By the time the levy was struck five months later, cost estimates had risen enough for the commissioners to set aside for the program. Recently, Mr. Dryden re- vealed that the first year's op- eration had cost taxpayers 391 including the first couple of months when those receiving the foods still 'numbered few. Not long after the program began, county residents learned that ten per cent of the popu- lation was getting (he food. Then the program dropped from the public eye. Since then, the number re- ceiving the food has risen to as high as people or 20 per cent in May. At present people are getting it. DURING THE FIRST leven PICK UP BY CADDY. A late model Cadillac wat pfcttofnpfcd amopfi can tmen dtuMe fret -V in late 1962, Mr. Riggin with- held his vote. The reason, he said, was "because I haven't had time to study the effects it would have on our tax rate or get any realistic approxima- tion of the costs." The question of donable foods had been kicked around by the commissioners before, but came to a vote in late 1962 at the insistence of State Sen. Harry T. Phoebus. Sen Phoebus threat- ened to introduce legislation which would require the county to take the program. When Mr. Riggin with- held his vote, IM said, "This program can snowball to such extremes that we won't be able to handle it." AND SNOWBALL IT HAS. With about a million tax base in the' county, the pro- jected costs of the program would require that five cents of the county's tax rate be di- verted to the program. Either that, Mr. Riggin points out, or add five cents to the rate. Why don't the commissioners do away with the program? Since the number receiving the nokso-free food represents more tiian 20 per cent of the population, it could also repre- sent as much as 20 per cent of me county's voters. Anyone running for the office of county commissioner would have a difficult time getting elected if he were opposed to the program. He might have one-fifth of the voters against him from the start, a deficit, which would be hard to over- come. "That program's done some good, there is no doubt of Mr. Riggin said, "but 1 never dreamed there would be u (Continued on page 4) IN PERI NEWSPAPER!   

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