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   Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - September 23, 1966, Joplin, Missouri                                The Joplin News Herald VOL. 94-NO. 141 JOPLIN, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1966 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES-10 CENTS They said it. 'Cyclist helmet law holds favor of many Q. Would you be for .or    at all'times while the vehicle is FUHR Prof essional survey shows... DENNIS 'against repeal, of ordinances requiring motorcycle, opera- . '. tors to wear safety helmets, as is being urged by groups appearing before the city council earlier.this week? The' Joplin city council Monday night was asked to consider repealing two recent motorcycle ordinances. Ralph Baird, Joplin attorney, moving. Dr. S. W. Scorse, a local physician, who first .suggested the ordinances be passed told the city council the rate of injuries in motorcycle accidents has declined since the instigation of the hew laws. During the month, of June there were 20 persons injured in motorcycle accidents in Joplin, The majority of these were car- War causes major trouble for the Presidents image GARDNER MATTES representing, several motorcycle  mot0rcycle accidents. Since the enthusiasts in the Four-state area requested that  the council give serious consideration to either repealing or amending the two ordinances passed August 15 concerning the operation of two-wheel vehicles, within the city limits  One' ordinance requires motorcycle operators and passengers to wear "a- protective helmet. The second requires the front headlights of' tire motorcycle to be on ace contempt move seen MONTGOMERY, Ala. CAP) -Gov. George C. Wallce aid today ah attempt to cite him for contempt of court represents "another step toward the eventual jailing of political prisoners , in this country." By REX THOMAS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. George C. : Wallace faced a contempt of court showdown for the second time in his is.,..Ne-v _$cnool integration in Alabama. "[ Attorneys for. the National Association for the Advancement of Colored, People filed a motion in federal court charging Wallace with violating a two-year-old court order. They asked the three-judge court to hold the segregationist governor in civil / contempt - which could bring an indefinite jail sentence - or, in the alternative, to order total statewide desegregation. Wallace withheld comment but was expected to have something to say about it at a news conference today. The NAACP motion contended th�,governor has disregarded an Injunction handed down by the three-judge court July 13, 1964, prohibiting him from: "Interfering with, preventing er obstructing by any means the elimination of racial discrimination , bv, local school officials." Failing to use his authority as governor to "promote and en? courage" desegregation. ordinance was passed only two persons from Joplin have been injured on motorcycles in the city limits. Dr. Scorse said there were only six motorcycle injuries reported at St. John's hospital during the month of July. Sixteen per cent were given emergency treatment and dismissed; eighty-four per cent were admitted, and one 'cyclist died. Figures for August show four motorcycle injuries according to Scorse.'Fifty per cent were treated and dismissed and fifty per cent admitted to the hospital. There were no deaths. The majority of the persons interviewed in The Joplin News Herald's "They Said It" series this week were against repealing the ordinance requiring the wearing of Helmets but were less emphatic as to the headlights being on. Their comments follow: Percy Howey, 415 Club avenue, retired driller: "I do not think if should be  repealed in its entirety but I do 4 think the portion regarding head | lights is unnecessary. I think the | headlights should be turned on as needed, just as a person does his car lights. As a whole, the measure is necessary to the safety of the individuals." R. E. Howard, 2701 Central avenue, office manager: '. � ^-n-a#i%gaMsr^^,"61-f^e" ordinance because the greatest . liability is the danfer of Tiead injuries and the inability to se* . motorcycles while driving a mo-- tor car. The use of helmets is widely accepted to prevent damage to the most vulnerable part ; of the body." Bob Thomas, 3526. Pearl ave-i nue, plant manager: "I am against repeal of any of the ordinances concerning motorcycle drivers. After all, the laws as laid down are for the protection of the 'cyclists and are not imposing any hardship on them." Walter Heiland, route 3, department store manager: "Safety helmets for motorcyclists, like safety belts for motorists, are designed to prevent serious injury to the head. Helmets and safety belts cannot prevent traffic accidents, but they can do their part toward keeping injuries to a minimum." David Mattes, 2809 Missouri avenue, construction worker: : (See 'CYCLES, Page 5A) HOWARD MRS. FRISING HEILAND POWELL THOMAS HOWEY By STANLEY JOHNSON NEW YORK (AP) - President Johnson is in trouble with the American voter because of the war in Viet Nam, says a survey prepared for the American Broadcasting Co. The same sampling of opinion says those questioned think President John F. Kennedy would have done better. However, the poll says the majority reject former Sen. Barry Goldwater's views and also want no part of "get out of Viet Nam" policies suggested by Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore. Full results of the survey, released today, will be broadcast Sept. 24 as "ABC Scope: The Viet Nam War." John F. Kraft, Inc., which took the poll, concludes that: Research group reveals statistics LONDON (AP) - A research institute says Viet Nam, which officially claims 817,000 regular soldiers, actually has a fighting force of 90,000 men. The Institute for Strategic Studies in its annual estimate of world military power said today that many units of South Viet Nam's army, are "known to be below their establishment figures." The institute, a private organization founded in 1958, is governed    by    an    international council with members from 13 . countries. British ' South In Joplin stores ... Milk prices show rise of 6c per half-gallon By IRENE HOLT Milk prices took a leap of from four to sue cents per half-gallon in Joplin stores this week, the first price boost since a similar increase in March which lasted approximately one week. Persons associated with the market expressed the opinion that the price raise is here to stay. In fact, they are looking for an even larger increase in milk products. The reason most of the dairy product outlet managers gave for the return in March to the original price of 49 cents a half-gallon for class 1, 3:5 per cent butterfat bottled milk, was that private label milk suppliers did not go along with the price raise. This is not true today, because private label milk has raised along with other sources. The prices listed at the major- ity of supermarkets this morning was 55 cents per half-gallon on whole homogenized milk, compared to 49 cents, the popular price at most markets for the past year, with the exception of the short period in March. Skim milk was selling at 53 cents in half - gallon cartons which also did sell at 49. cents. Gallons of whole milk presently are priced at $1.09 over last week's prices of around 95 cents. Quarts of milk have jumped from 31 cents to 33 cents at most outlets. Milk today costs the milk processor $5.71 per hundredweight for 3.5 per cent butterfat milk. I] 1951, the farmer was getting $5.28 per hundredweight. A year ago this month the processor was prying $4.71 per hundredweight. Generally there are seasonal variations during April, May and (See MILK, Page 2A) "In sum, the American people don't like the war in Viet Nam, and the fact that it is still going on is laid at the President's doorstep. But, because there seem to be no alternatives, in frustration, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretai7 of Defense Robert S. McNamara get saddled with the blame." The Kraft organization said its conclusions represent the observations and analysis of Kraft researchers regarding the significance of the salient findings of the poll. Kraft said that those who answered the poll found nothing sacrosanct about the presidency and felt an investigation about the conduct of the war might be all to the good. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, the poll said, "is, if anything, in worse shape than President Johnson." Twice as many people think he's doing a good job than think he's doing a bad one, although his "favorable" total of 49 per cent is lower than Johnson's, the poll said. The poll was taken in July. As for President Kennedy, 86 per cent of those polled thought he was doing a fine job at the time he was assassinated. Whether they would have continued to think so if he had lived, the poll commented, was a question impossible to answer. When the 1,521 persons interviewed - the Kraft organization said it was a highly scientific sampling - were asked what they considered the No. 1 problem facing the nation, the overwhelming answer was: "Viet Nam."   ... That was.the answer of three out of four questioned. Although former Republican Vice President Richard M. Nixon has been traveling about the country for the past three weeks saying that "Johnson prices," or inflation, would be the major issue in November's congressional elections, this problem ran far behind Viet Nam in the poll.    ; Only 44 per cent said "various economic problems" were worrying the sample group and only 40 per cent said they were stirred by racial troubles. Princess takes a look Princess Grace of Monaco, the former Grace Kelly of Philadelphia society and the movies, takes a careful look,at bust of her husband, Prince Ranier aboard the liner Constitution in New York City Thursday night. Occasion was a reception aboard the vessel for the Monaco royal family and to announce American Export Isbrandtsen Lines establishing a new liner service to Monte Carlo. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace mad� their wedding voyage aboard Constitution. -(AP Wirephoto.) Federal grant cuts foreseen WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania came out of a hold-the-1 in e-on-spending conference with President Johnson today saying Johnson is, talking of Vietnamese expenditures rising at least $10 billion "over this present year." Asked whether he got the impression spending on the war in Southeast. Asia might go up at least $10 billion, the Pennsylvania Republican replied: "Yes. He talked in terms of that. Yes." Johnson conferred with Scranton and seven other governors in what the President said was the first of a series of meetings to outline his program to try to combat inflation by holding down on government spending and investments, with emphasis on the impact on state programs. Taxes apparently did not come up. But Scranton said that as he sees things, with the prospective expansion of Vietnamese costs, "a rise in taxes in the next Congress is pretty clear." The President sai* that the governors were asked for no commitments  and  gave none. Reserve champion Dianne Miller of Miami sold her reserve champion Angus at the Joplin Junior Beef show Thursday night to the South Town Meat Company for 90 cents a pound. Dianne and the buyer, Roy Thompson, posed for the photographer following the sale at the grand show auction. Total price for the 975-pound calf was $877.50. The grand champion steer, an Angus owned by Warren McGown of McCune, Kan., brought a record price of $2.05 per pound from Thriftway Stores of Joplin. Total price of tha grand champion was $2,214.-(Joplin News Herald staff photograph.) Minimum pay bill October session end possible signed by LB J WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson signed into law today a bill boosting tha national minimum wage to $1.60 an hour and bringing 8 million more people under its coverage. "This will bring a larger piece of this country's prosperity and a larger share of personal dignity to millions of our workers, their wives, and their children, and to me, frankly, that's what being president is all about," Johnson said. The present $1.25 an hour minimum will go up in stages to $1.60 by 1968 under the new law, to which Johnson attached his signature at a ceremony in the White House Cabinet Room. The room was packed with representatives of labor and members of the Senate and House. One of those present was Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Labor Committee, whose committee members trimmed away Thursday some of his power to bottle up legislation. Johnson mentioned Powell by name among several others in passing around thanks for helping to get the minimum wage measure enacted. Johnson recalled that Thomas Jefferson had called the presidency "a splendid misery" and said that he agreed "but today js one of those splendid days." The President said he was very much pleased that farm workers were being brought into the minimum wage program for the first time and that it would apply to charwomen, hotel and motel and laundry workers and the girls who supply the coffee to the bus drivers before they go off to work in the morning. "It will help minority groups in the face of prejudices that exist," Johnson said. The President said there always had been predictions that a minimum wage was going to close down businesses and cut down employment, but he said the record did not show that. "The straight fact", he said, "is that a fair minimum wage doesn't hurt business in any way. Decent employers want to treat their employes decently." WASHINGTON (AP) - The mid-October target for adjourn-ament of Congress looked more reachable today as major legislation moved toward floor action after a flurry of committee decisions. Bills ranging from inflation control to gun control, from packaging to poverty, all won committee approval Thursday on what President Johnson's congressional liaison man called the busiest day of the session. The contact man, Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien, said he told Johnson the day of action was "a major breakthrough" for administration programs.    O'Brien    wouldn't (See CONGRESS, Page 2A) NewsHeiald Any child can tell you what's wrong with today's parents. They think they know more than their children. Weather: Fair 2 p.m.: Downtown 82; Airpor) 83. Fair weather with little temperature change is the forecast for Joplin today and tonight. The low tonight is expected to be in thy upper 40s. Complete weather on Page 2A, Press freedom threatened A government lawsuit against the World Journal Tribune in New York is just one more indication of the degree to which this power hungry federal government of ours has gone in attempting to abridge the basic freedoms which made this nation in the first instance. It must be stopped. See PRESS FREEDOM, Page 4A. Inside features Goren Editorials Dear Abby Page 8A    TV-Radio Page 5B Page 4A Hospital Notes Page IB Page 8A     Deaths Page 2A One-fourth complete .. . Much sidewalk work done By HARRY HOFFMAN More than one-fourth of the $1.3 million sidewalk and curb and gutter program scheduled over a five- to seven-year period, has been completed in the past 15 months, according to city officials. The total program, started in May 1965, has shown great gains during the past summer, according to Public Works Director Kxcusm don't cay damasts. C Bursm. R. E. Crews. "About 25 miles of the 100 miles of new curbing has been completed or under contract and more than 1,100 notices on sidewalk repair have been issued," he said. Jay Williams, engineers aide in charge of supervising the program, said the area from Second street to the north city limits from Main street to Jackson avenue, has been completed. The area from Seventh street north to Second street and from Main street west to the city limits is under contract or work completed. The big area where most of the work is currently being done either through city contract or by private contract is bounded by Seventh street on the north, Twentieth street on the south. Main street on the east and Maiden Lane on the west. Williams said more than 600 notices have been sent out for sidewalk repair in this area alone. "Many of the property owners have engaged contractors to do their area on a private project," Williams said. "We will have several hundred other notices going out soon on sidewalk and curb and gutter repairs in this area," he said. Crews said the response has been good to the city-wide program. "We anticipated that the total program would take five (See WALKS, Page SA)   

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