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   Record-Eagle (Newspaper) - May 13, 1961, Traverse City, Michigan                                DAILY AVERAGE PAID CIRCULATION 6 Months Ending Mireh 31. 1H1 ABC Pub. Statement "A. filed with the Audit Bureiu of Subject to Audit." TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE 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 Wind-Fed Fire Burns 29 Hollywood Homes PARK FEES NOW Muellerleile. assistant park manager at Brighton Recreation Area, presents a park use permit to a motorist as warm weather heralds the start of a new out-doors season. TShe motor vehicle permits are HOW mandatory for all Michigan state parks and recreation areas, with the exception of D. H. Day in Leelauau 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 NAMONE. LAOS. May 13 fUPIl --Laotian royal government, pro- Comniunist Bnd neutralist delega- 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 tomor- row morning in a move that could lead to a political settlement in i this strife-torn nation. i A communique signed by all three groups who met in the pres- 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 T'.S. Chamber of Commerce. Thr Chamber, which says it speaks with the voice of business. tolrl the house ways means com- mittee yesterday the president's billion tax-cutting program is too complicated. The Chamber also said it might discriminate among business and cause boom-and-bust in some in- dustries. The Chamber and other business croups appealed to the committee yesterday to reject the plan. In- stead. they proposed quicker tax write-offs on both new and old in- vestments in both new ami used eriiiipmetit. This, tliry would afford morp immediate tnx relief than Kennedy's plan. The administra- 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 spenfliiiir more for new tlnni they write off for on old investment. The p-nspe rts appeared, thsit business won't pet any f'linf this year unless it is si'iii'-thim; 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 pro-government Meo tribesmen who control 1 mountaintops far behind the lines of Soviet-supplied Pathet Lao reb- els. The three sides pledged to re- new orders to their respective mili- i tary commaiiders to ensure the cease-fire was being effectively I enforced. The formal move, in a communi- 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 he- ing held up by a procedural dis- pute over which Laotian delega- tion should he represented. The decision to open political and military negotiations repre- j sented a considerable concession on the part of the .royal Laotian i government. It was the first face to-face meeting between the Vien- i tiane and pro-Communist rebel I forces since last December. To Reconvene Congolese Parliament Once SUNNYVALE. CALIF.. May 13 Alan P.. Shepard, America'? first astronaut, was described pnh- lii-ly 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. t'.S. man in space once was for a week because he fri-Mened a flock of turkeys. Robert Fuhrman recalled that v.-ben 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, Fuhr- man said. It wasn't long until an irate tur- key farmer squealed and Shepard didn't get home for a week, court- esy of his commanding officer." COQU1LHATVILLE, CONGO. May 13 Joseph Kasabuvu said today the Congo- lese parliament will be reconvened soon to approve a new constitution expected to create a "United States of The Congo." The move thrust pro-Communist Oriental province loader Antoine Ginzenga into a position of prom- inence in controlling the Congo because of the parliamentary votes he commands. Kasabuvu, speaking to a meet- 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 constitu- 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 Kasabuvu would preside as federal president. The big question now was wheth- er deputies from the Katange, Oriental and Kivu provinces would heed the appeal and whether they would consider U. N. security guar- 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 Itnsk said after the meeting at Gromyko's villa. Husk, negotiating here for the first time with the Russians sinc.e he became secretary of state, said the deadlock centered around Hus- sia's last minute insistence to seat I the pro-Communist Laotian rebels j at the 14-nation 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 secre- l tary Lord Home and foreign min- ister Maurice Couve de Murville went to U. S. delegation headquar- 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 wind-fed fire exploded in the Hollywood hills last night, least cluding that, of author Aldous Hux-_ 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 10- mile perimeter of the fire had been surrounded by the 500 fire- 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- stroyed 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 ac- tress Spring Byinston's home. At the height of the the leaping flames visible for per- 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 can- yons. "It was only by the grace of God and the red-hot fire1 depart- 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 lUPIl 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 Find: Weather ..............Page 2 TV Log ..............Page 4 Radio Program ........Page   j be returned to the issuing Cham- i ber of Commerce as soon as pos- sible. The C-C would like to have at I least I'M) seniors gainfully emnluy- ed on the scholarship work day. a I spokesman said. The college sehol- arship fund for high school graduates would be administered by senior classmen 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 brother- in-law's car passing by. Surprised when he got no response, Holt, pur- sued the vehicle and arrested Charles H. Russell, IiO. of Provi- dence for taking a. car without the owner's permission. V-P Addresses Congress in Philippines Today's'Chuckle 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 newspaper-size pages salvaged from Sunday papers itnd boand in sequence. Behnkef 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 engin- eering department of the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company. (Record-Eagle Photo) MANILA. May 13 (UPI I Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson told the Philippine congress today that the United Sliites will "honor her commitments" to liberty every- where. Johnson ,-iddressed congress (lur- 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 npplnuso from the parked house said. "Aniprira will honor her com- mitments 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 :i "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 dictator- ship." he said. "In South Viet Nam where 1! have just guer- i rillas hide in the jungles to strike j by night against the families who have chosen freedom." breiik of that millagr shows the s hotils nskiim iu excess of 1' mills, the county and NMC .S. Last year the actual allocation made was: county ii.2 mills, schools and townships S. and NMC .S. on a state valuation of about W7.I million. This year's valuation is expected to lie approximately million for the county. Acme. Fife Lake. C.reou Lake. I'niou. 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 tenta- tively set Monday. Advanced Atlas Model Fired C.U'K CANAVKUAL. KLA.. May K! 11'PI i The United States fired an advanced model Atliis missile miles last night on its second successful flight in seven attempts. The scries "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 mis.sik'. considered the most powerful in the nation's arsenal, carried :i data package released from its nose cone upon re-entering Hie atmosphere. The package was recovered in a target area by lhr> I'.S.S. Yankee. In San Uiego. Calif., meanwhile. Karl .1. Bossart. known as the flit her of the Atlas, said the mis- sile was ready to take an astro- naut into a space orbit. "We are ready to deliver an as troiiHtit into orbit whenever the XASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration! is ready." the Convair-astronautics technical director said yesterday. To Show 'Rock' Sum'ay Nisrht "The Rock." Biblically-inspired 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 ceniorinj on the personality of Simon Peter. The leading roles of I'elrr and Marllia will be played by Ceorge and Agnes Others in the cast are Joseph Boolhroyd, 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 free-will offering will help the Council in its stale hospital chaplaincy program. Wonders Never Cease BOSTON. May 13 (UPI) At the Boston Museum of Science visi- 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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