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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1966, Gastonia, North Carolina SHOWERS Considerable cloudiness with JCBllcred rain1 over slate to- night awl Wednesday, probably ending tomorrow aflernora, Mild temperatures wilh low to- night in 50s. THE GASTONIA GAZETTE "THE PIEDMONT'S GROWING NEWSPAPER" Today's Reminder Don't let that junk clutter up your basement. What you doirt need may be just what your neighbor is looking for. So place a want ad by calling UN 4-3293. PUBLISHED SEVEN DAVS A WEEK FINAL EDITION GASTONIA, N. C, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 18, 1966 PRICE; Single Copy IQe Doily, 15c Sundg, 12 PACK t Alert Off In Hawaii Toll From Earthquake Mounting To Hundred Mystery Shrouds Dr. Spike's Death TEMPORARY AUTOGRAPH Mrs. Marie Yamada, a Honolulu waitress. Is the proud owner of a rare presidential B. Johnson's signature oil her lorcliead. Her only problem, probably insnr. mountable, is how to preserve it. She got the autograph In grease pencil last night when she served the at a dinner hosted hy Hawaii Gov. John A. Burns. (AP Wircpliolo.) And Little Bills Sail Through Congress WASHINGTON (AP) Pass- ing big and little bills right and left with a minimum of debate, Congress was sailing today be- fore a fair wind for final ad- journment later this week. Monday it sent to President Johnson bills setting up a four- year, S3.7-biilioh program to clean up public waters; and providing million for military construction projects in the United Slates and over- seas. Major bills up for action today would authorize continuation of the war on poverty and finance programs to aid elementary, secondary and higher education and the poverty war. The pover- ty war authorization is on the Senate program, but at the cur- Moving Body 40 Feet Planned At Night WASHINGTON (AP) The body of President John 'F. Ken- nedy will he moved about 40 feet to a new grave sile some night within five weeks, after darkness has settled on the hills of Arlinglon National Cemetery. Army officials say the rcburi- al will take place by Nov. 22, ttie third anniversary of the young president's assassination. The date will not be made public in advance. The night- time reburial, after Hie ceme- tery has closed, will insure pri- vacy. Kennedy's body and those of his two children who died in in- fancy, Patrick Rduvicr Kennedy and "baby girl will be moved lo a permanent grave site now nearing completion. The prime consideration in relocating the late president's grave was to place it in a direct axis line with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument across the Potomac Bivcr in flic nation's capilal. Work on the grave sile began about a year ago in an area adjacent to Ihe three grass-covered graves which are surrounded by a low, white picket fence. Millions have visited Kenne- dy's temporary grave, where an eternal flame lias flickered day and night since his burial. The flame will be included in the permanent grave site, a marble and granite memorial wild a circular walkway 310 feet in diameler. QUITE A TREAT Tcrl Carroll, 21, a ciile trick of Savannah, In ready for Halloween, SliB hns blnek cnls for along with while poottlci. Tcrl It an nri student, a waitress and port-lime dancer, (AP Wlrepholo.) rent rate of speed it may get through the House before the end of the day. It is a compromise of sepa- rate antipoverty authorization measures passed earlier. There is no dispute over the spending ceiling, billion, the major rumble being over how many high-salaried employes can be put on the payroll of the Office of Economic Opportunily and the programs it administers. The pending appropriation bill which the House lias before it includes only billion for the antipoverty program. It also would provide billion for various forms of aid to educa- tion. It is the ISlh and final ap- propriation bill of the session, and once it clears bolh brandies (he rush for adjournment could turn into a stampede. Only three of the other M money measures have not been sent to the President, but they are in shape for quick approval. The House sent to the Senate Monday for expected prompt passage bills calling for a two-- year health planning program, cut-rate lunches for needy chil- dren during the summer months and financial help, for areas hit by natural disasters. The latter includes a provision for grants up to to individual farm- ers to help replace callle and crops lost or damaged by storms or floods. Also sent to the Senate was a compromise bill which would regulate to some extent the la- beling and packaging of con- sumer goods. Still in conference commitlees awaiting compromises are the demonstration cilies and Food lor Peace measures. Three measures could loss some obslacles in the path of adjournment but aren't likely to. One is the investment (ax credit bill on which Senate and House conferees reached agrec- .menl Monday nighl. The hill would suspend unlil Jan, 1, 1968, Ihe 7 per cent lax credil allowed businesses on equipment expenditures, and two forms of quick depreciation which have encouraged con- slruclion of commercial and rental buildings. Conferees agreed to an unre- New Rule On City Taxes Due The City of Gastonia is going to a much less informal alti- tude about the collection of ad valorem taxes. It adopted a resolution this morning which provides (bat the city hence- forth foreclose on delinquent taxes on a yearly basis. The oldest year for which the cily can now act is 1962. But, in the future, Ihe cily will order foreclosure on laxcs due and unpaid for the appropriate year during the months of July and August. The resolution, passed unan- imously, said in parl, "failure to pay ad valorem laxcs due (he City of Gaslonia hy Hny person imposes an Inequitable share of tho lax burden upon those per- sons who do pay such tnxes Tho city tax c o 11 c c t o r is directed (o ask (ho clerk of court for execution to issue for Inxos duo and not paid for the year 1962. laled amendment granting anti- trust exemptions for steps al- ready taken in the merger of Ihe Nalional and American Professional Foolball Leagues. A Senale-passed bill on this topic had been stalled in the House Judiciary Committee. The amendment won't have go go there. By BYRON ROSEN COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The violent death of Dr. Robert W. Spike, a nationally promi- nent churchman, educator and civil rights leader, remained shrouded in mystery today. An unexplained layover here Monday ended in the bludgeon slaying of the farmer executive director of the National Council of Church's Commission on Re- ligion and Race at a time Spike originally bad planned lo be back in Chicago leaching divin- ity students. Dr. Spike, 42, a ministry pro- fessor at the University of Chi- cago, had said he would lake an early morning flight back after delivering Sunday's dedication speech (or Ihe Uniled Chrislian Center a half-block from the Ohio Slate University campus. Coroner Hubert A. Evans said Dr. Spike evidenlly died at about noon Monday. The body, clad only in a green raincoat, was found by a cus- todian about p.m. in a girest room of (be building he had helped dedicate. Dr. Spike's skull had been smashed by at least two blows, Nome On Stickers Sheriff Using Voting Gimmick SELMA, Ala., (AP) A judge's decision on Ihe admissi- bilily of ballots in a voting re- count knocked Sheriff James G. Clark out of renominalion in the Democratic primary last May. In a curious (.wist, Clark now is relying on that decision to help re-eicci him on Nov. 8. Clark is running as a write-in candidate against Democratic nominee Wilson Baker in next month's general election. And he's using the judge's dwn words to justify a campaign gimmick aimed at getting more voles. Once again Dallas County vot- ers must choose between a sher- iff who became a national sym- bol of segregationist resistance and a onefime Selma police offi- cial who challenged Clark's pol- icy .of .mass arrests during the civil righls turmoil last year. Thousands of liny gummed slickers labeled "James G. (Jim) Clark for Sheriff" are being distributed throughout the county in the hope that voters who might not take the Irouble to write in the sheriff's nanre will paste the stickers on the ballets. That's where the decision banded down last May 24 by U.S. Districl Court Judge Daniel II. Thomas comes into the pic- ture. Slate law governing write-in voles in a general election says Ihe voler can in" oil a blank column the name of any- one who isn't on the ballot. An altorney general's advisory opinion issued in 1954 said, "The voter must personally write the candidate's name on the bal- lot...." Clark says his lawyers told him that Judge Thomas' decision prohibits throwing out a ballot on a technicality. Look Here! More of those red, while and green objects seen zipping across Ihe night skies of Gaslon have teen reported and this time a newsman was a wilness. For what he saw, turn to page 8. Legal points are snarling conslruclion of several school proj- ects in Gastonia. Al the same lime Ihe City Schools system claims il is nol receiving all the tax money due il from the county. Bolh these slories are on page 2. Paul Harvey wriles about medical men's careless use of Ihe word "Quack" on page 4 today. And other features can be found on Ihese pages: Ask Andy B Astro Guide ............................._. 9 Bridge 3 Classified .............._........___ 10-11 Comics 8 Crossword ............................_...... 9 Deaths 2 Editorials 4 Movies n fi-7 TV 11 Woman's News 5 Activities In Our City TUESDAY 7 County Heart Association Board of Directors, Holiday Inn. 7 Gastonia Lions Club, Carolina Restaurant. 7 Management Inslitule, Chamber of Com- merce. 7 Chapter, National Secretaries Association, Holiday Inn. 7 Elementary School PTA, school auditorium. School PTA, school auditorium. Matron Book Club Carolina Bestaurant. WEDNESDAY it Life Underwriters Association, Holiday Inn. Affairs Commllle, Chamber of Commerce. 8 Michael's Catholic School Parent-Teacher Organiza- tbn at the school. the coroner said, with a weapon thai may have been a claw hammer penelraling four inch- es in one spot. The minister lay beside the guestroom bed, face up on (he floor near his neatly placed shoes and socks. His suit was in a nearby closet, his underclo- thing hung on the bathroom doorknob. Mystery continued to domi- the case today, including any moiive for the crime. Could it hare been robbery? Prosecutor C. Howard Johnson said only S3 was found in Dr. Spike's belongings, highly unu- sual for a man of the victim's status on an out-ot-town trip. Could it have been connected wi'.h the minister's civil rights activities? He received dozens of threats over Ibis, commented Dr. Jerald C. Brauer, dean of the Divinity School at Ihe Uni- versity of Chicago. Could bis killer have been the same unknown person who fa- tally shot Loren E. Bellinger, 40, Ohio Slale University rocket scientisl, last May? Circum- stances were similar in some respects, Bollinger was slain in a small room of his downtown office, and police said they weren't discounting a possible conneclion. Investigators, besides seeking the death weapon, trying to find anyone who might have photographed the dedication ceremony during which Dr. Spike addressed several hundred persons in lire religious center's chapel-in-the-round. Officers enlisted university students to help in a search for clues around the building. Praise lor Dr. Spike, who leaves a and two sons, Paul 18, and John, 15, came in LBJ's Order an official joint statement by Hie Protestant Episcopal Church, the United Presby- terian Church in the U.S.A., and the United Church of Christ. "His was a highly commenda- ble, creative ministry. He was a pioneer in making'the church relevant to contemporary life and especially in putting the church inlo the forefront of the struggle for civil the statement said. Dr. Spike was a minister of the United Church of Christ and served for three years as director of the Commission on Religion and Race of the Na- tional Council of Churches be- fore moving to the University of Chicago. He served as a minister at Judson Memorial church in New York City and at the same lime as Protestant chaplain of Youth House, a detention home for adolescents in York. Dr. Spike grew up in the Rochester, K.Y., suburb of Brockport ana ordained in the Brockport tuptist church in 1946. The last he was known to have been sceu alive was p.m. Sunday at the center, in- vestigators said. Dr. Spike as chief executive of the Commission on Religion and Race suggested jnc use Of feder- al ai'resfs for civil rights viola- tions, mure public works and new minimum wage legislation designed to help Negroes. He set uj> the highly contro- versial Mississippi Delta Minis- try in under which stu- dents were trained at Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, to go lo Mississippi In help Negroes register la vole and develop "remedial self-help pro- grams." DR. SPIKE Court Action To End Strike WASHINGTON (AP) Court action lo end a walkout of Gen- eral Electric Co. workers had been ordered by President John- son, Hie While House announced today. The President directed Depu- ty Ally. Gen. Ramsey Clark lo seek an injunction under Hie Tafl-Hartley law, which would send Die strikers hack to work for SO days. The brief first announcement did nol specify whether lire ac- tion would apply lo all slrikers or to a limited number at more strategic planls. About employes of (he company have struck orer local issues despite a contract agree- ment wtiich averted a com- pany-wide strike during Ihe weekend. At one key plant, work- ers wore out at GE's Evendale, Ohio, piaul where jet engines are made for F4 Phantom light- er planes used in Viet Nam. Johnson scnl his instructions from Honolulu, where he is starting a Far Eastern (our, aft- er receiving a report of a spe- Firemen Trapped In Blaze cial board he named Monday to look into the strike situation. A nationwide strike againsl Ihe huge defense supplier was averted over Ihe weekend with ttie AFL-CIO International Un- ion of Electrical Workers rati- fied a national agreement wrtrked out under White House mediation. The ]UK represnts 80.000 of GE's workers in 160 planls. But more than mem- bers of several unions struck planls in six slates Monday, ap- over local issues, AI- Ihough union leaders at some struck planls were urging mem- bers lo return to work today, strikes remained in effect at Warren, Mich.; Piflsfield and Ashland, Mass.: Samlusky, Ohio, and Srhcneiiectady, Ulica and Auburn, N.Y. Olhers are threatened at Louisville and Owcnsboro, Ky. If the inquiry board's findings indicate to Johnson that the na- (ion's safety is imperiled by the strikes, the President may di- rect (he nllorncy general to seek an injuction, forcing the strikers back to work for an 80- day couling-off period. Johnson On Island Hops Today HONOLULU (API-President Johnson island hops farther across tile Pacific today after insisting that the Manila confer- ence will produce neither new strategy for the war in Viet Nam nor a spectacular peace formula. Johnson, still five days from Manila on his Asian trip, was heading from Hawaii to New Zealand via Pago Pago, in American Samoa. The President and his wife got a rousing reception Monday in Honolulu. Tens of Ihousands- many of them young people- jammed miles of downlown streets in a friendly colorful greeting. The state's delighted Democratic governor, John A. Burns, gave an unrestrained crowd estimate of -TOO.OOO. Johnson responded in typical fashion, hopping out of his car at least a score of times to shake hands and, when staying inside, shouting through loud- speakers mounted Inside Ibe trunk, "Aloha, good to see you." Even while reveling in the welcome, however, the Presi- dent made clear his attention was on Manila and the Viet Nam war. In two formal speeches in Hawaii, he went out of his way to discourage high hopes for his Oct. 24-25 meeting in the Philip- pines with leaders of six oilier countries fighting alongside the United Slates in Viet Nam. At the Easl-Wcsl Center on the University of Hawaii cam- pus, with several score antiwar placards hoisted above the crowd, Johnson said: "1 want my fellow country- men to know that we are taking with us no magical wands and no instant solution." Earlier, arriving at Honlulu International Airport. Johnson discarded much of his prepared speech and read another which said: "We do not expect to pull any rabbits out of any hats at Ma- nila." Without getting specific. John- son said, "Some have predicted (hat this or that will happen in Manila." He said (hat some have forecast the sessions will produce "a new strategy of war or come forth with some spcc- lacular formula for peace." Johnson will be the first American president to visit American Samoa, a group of liny islands in the South Seas that have been U.S. territory since 18SD. EverbodyCcm Be President Remained In Hotel By DEAN JOHNSON LIMA, Peru (AP) The death toll from a violent earthquake along Peru's central coast climbed toward 100 today, but tidal waves generated by the earth shock diminished as they rolled across the Pacific. Hawaii, where President Johnson was spending the first night of his Asian tour, was put on a tidal wave alert wiih sirens sounding a warning every hour. Only a minor wave reached Ha- waii's shores and the alert was called off. High seas along the Peruvian, coast went down during the night. Unofficial reports told of 63 dead in Peru from the quake, at least injured and unknown numbers homeless, but the count was far from complete. Many persons spent the night in tlie streets. The severe quake, 7.6 on a scale with a maximum of 9, rocked and terrorized the coast- al area lor about a minute and a half Monday afternoon. Thousands ran screaming into the streets, village plazas and other open areas as buildings shook and crumbled. Women knelt in prayer while brick and wood cascaded ai'ound them. In Hawaii, where President Johnson spent the first night of bis Asian lour at a hotel on Waikiki Beach, Civil Defense officials said tidal waves caused by the quake were expected to hit (he islands. There was no (hougiil of moving the President and (he First Lady from their sixth-floor suite, well out of any danger from the waters. The U.S. Coast Guard in Los Angeles warned that seismic sea waves might hit the Califor- nia coast. Peruvian Adm. A. Simcc said all available information on the massive wave triggered by the quake had been sen! to Hawai- ian officials. He sairl the wave was building as it crossed the Pacific. Unofficial reports listed 19 dead in Lima, 32 in Calao, the port seven miles In the west the Peruvian capilal 27 in Hua- cho, 3 in Fucnle Piedra, I in Zapallal and 1 in Cerro Gordo. Officials predicted the toll would go higher. The quake's epicenter was located at sea off Cliancay, said a seismologist. The tremor struck just before the evening rush hour, causing a giant traf- fic jam in Lima, and was felt north to Ecuador and south to Chile. In 1940, an earthquake killed 200 persons in Peru and injured A quake which hit Peru and Ecuador in 1868 killed persons. BARBS When the kids went back to school, it gave parents a recess from their adult education course. You Are Accident-Prone NEW YOBK (AP) Three aging buildings in an historic corner of downtown Manhallan billowed wilh (lame and choking fumes today in a blaze that may have brought dealh to 12 fire- men the greatest single loss of life in the department's 101 years of operation. Twd firefighters were found dead, seven were injured and leu were believed missing in the basement of a three story brick building on Broadway, just souln of Madison Square and a short distance from Ihe Klaliron Building, Ihe city's first sky- scraper. A search for Hie victims was begun by rescue teams wilh oxy- gen masks. LEXINGTON, Ky. (API-Are there people who are accident prone? Sure there arc. According lo an expert in the field, you arc one of (hem. Dr. Orswell Fine, assistant professor of psychiatry at Ihe Univcrsily of Kentucky, ex- plains thai everybody can be accident prone under certain pressures. For example: Just before leaving for work, a man finds out lhal he is overdrawn al the bank. While driving his car, his mind is centered on money mat- ters, not traffic. He is an acci- dent looking for a place lo hap- pen, "We're made vulnerable at certain limes during our lives, too, such as times of transition, change or Fine said. "For example, when a sludent leaves school and goes inlo Ihe outside world." Tin's type of accident prone- ness, for most of us, is a lempo- rary thing. Fine said. But there are some for whom it is more or less permanent. "There are people who hy their very character invite acci- Fine (old business and industry representatives Mon- day at a discussion sponsored by a local mental health group. Generally, he said, these peo- ple fall inlo one or more of these categories: seeking self-punish- ment. This might be a person who has committed what ho or she felt was a great wrong and subconsciously wants la punish himself or herrelf tor il. seeking self-injury to ward off diasler. Fine used an example of a sludent headed for an examination he knows he will fail. An auto accident will keep him from gelling there. seeking care or pity. Fine noted that a plain-looking secretary who has been injured in an accident receives flowers and allention from men who otherwise might not notice her. who have very low self-esteem. "They say they're not much good and, whammo, drive over a cliff lo prove their Fine said. fascinated hy escape from injury in a previous acci- dent. They seem lo think they're Indestructible.