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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - July 1, 1966, Athens, Ohio EDITORIAL I IRIE Sen. Jacob Javits is making • serious bid for the Republican vice-presidential nomination in 1968, according to William F Buckley Jr. IAI—NO. 155 SJje SUI)ens Messenger Hoc king I alley ATI IHNS, OHIO. FRIDAY, JI L\ I. !*><»<» Ohio River J alley THE HEATHER Mostly .sunny, hot and humid Saturday. Fair, warm and humid tonight. High Saturday mostly in mid 90s. Low tonight in mid 60s. TEN CENTS Medicare ! failed Here; By LBJ WASHINGTON — im — The massive medicare program providing hospital insurance for all 19 million of the nation’s senior citiz ens went into effect today, hailed * by President Johnson as “a blessing for older Americans.” Swinging into operat i o n with the program was an optional doctor-bill ins u r a n ce plan for which 17.3 million elected to pay $3 a month. The two programs were brought into being at 12:01 a.m. in one of the biggest operations in medical history. By Public Health Sen' i ce count, 6,714 institutions — or 91 per cent of all the country’s 7,374 general hospitals with roughly 93 per cent of the beds—opened their doors for the insured care of any American aged 65 or over. The nonparticipating hospitals were mainly in the South. Most were barred from medicare payments by their failure to comply with the no racial discriminati n provisions of the Civil Rights Act. To make extra sure that no one dies for want of access to a participating hospital, the government ruled Thursday night that federal hospitals—veterans’, military’ and others—may be used for critically ill medicare patients in emergencies. Previously it had been announced that any other nonparticipating hospital c o uld be used—private or public, with medicare picking up the bill—if a bed in a participating hospital could not be found to avert the threat of death “or serious impairment of the health. Twenty-three states entered medicare with IOO per cent participation by their qualified hospitals, and some others came dose to that. In his medicare’s- e v e statement, President Johnson said he had no doubt of the success of the twin medicare programs if these three things happen: “If hospitals accept their responsibility under the law not to discriminate against any patient because of race.” “If doctors treat their patients with fairness and compassion. I feel sure that most doctors do not plan to drive hard bargains wth needy patients.” “If old patients cooperate in scheduling treatment and do not demand unnecessary hospital and medical services.” He concluded: “I have no doubt for the future. I believe that July I, 1966, marks a new day of freedom for our people.” The government has pooh-poohed forecasts that a tide of elderly patients will swamp the hospitals. Hospital administ rators goner a I Iv agree that there will be some difficult local situations but that they can handle the expected average increase of not more than 5 per cent in the patient load. If nonparticipating hospitals are used for emergency patients, Robert M. Ball, Social Security director, has ruled, medicare will pay such a hospital only for the period of emergency—not for any care given after it becomes possible to discharge the patient or transfer him to a participating hospital. Bomb Drop Mishap Kills In Viet Nam Village D REDS SAY IT'S U.S. PILOT This photo is reported to have been taken as USAP Capt. Murphy N. Jones was paraded before jeering, threatening crowds in Hanoi, North Viet Nam, following the raids on the strategic oil depots. Communists claim he was captured when his plane was downed during the raid. Capt. Jones is shown in the inset at the left. SAIGON, South Viet Nam — W — U. S. pilots smashed another North Vietnamese fuel depot today as they continued the air campaign to keep fuel from the tanks of trucks hauling men and supplies to the Communists in South Viet Nam. Three U. S. fighter * bombers accidentally jettisoned antipersonnel cluster bombs on a Vietnamese village today, killing five Vietnamese civilians and wounding 41, a U. S, spokesman announced. The spokesman said American helicopters rushed the wounded to hospitals. The three F100 Supersabre jets were returning to the Bein Hon base 15 miles north of Saigon after a strike. The spokesman said following normal practice they attempted to jettison their unused bombs in a dumping area set aside for this purpose but the bombs did not drop until after they pulled away from the area. A U. S. spokesman said Navy pilots put all their bombs “right on the target area’’ in an attack on the Dong Nham .storage depot 15 miles northwest of Haiphong. He said it contained an estimated 14,000 metric tons of fuel. On the ground, American infantrymen pushed a badly battered Viet Cong unit back toward the Cambodian border after an ambush that backfired on the enemy 60 miles northwest of Saigon. A U. S. spokesman said American counterattacks, artillery barrages and air assaults killed nearly 300 of the enemy in the An Loo area. By late afternoon contact was broken and the 271st Viet Cong regiment was reported streaming toward its Cambodian haven a short distance aw’ay. Despite considerable adverse international reaction to the bombings on the doorsteps of Hanoi and Haiphong Wednesday, the United States went ahead with its campaign to reduce the flow of aid to the Viet Cong in the South. The spokesman said the sky-hawks, Phantoms and Intru ders from the carrier Constellation left a column of black smoke rising high into the sky from the Dong Nham fuel depot During another attack, over the North Vietnamese Panhandle north of the 17th Parallel, enemy fire shot down an Air Force F105 Thunderchief. The pilot bailed out into the Gulf of Tonkin northwest of Dong Hoi, and a rescue helicopter picked him up 40 minutes later. It was the 273rd American plane reported lost over North Viet Nam. The action around An Loc began with a Viet Cong attack Thursday on a 700-man reconnaissance battalion of the “Big Red One” on Highway 13 about 50 miles north of Saigon. The enemy force was estimated at first at 2-000 men but the estimate was reduced to 800. IT. S. military men thought the Communists had miscalculated in attempting to ambush the heavily armed reconnaissance squadron. France Quits N \TO, Dill U s business As Usual LBJ Vows U.S. I I • inn PARIS — (If) — Business as usual—as much a possible— was the word today as France quit the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s military commands. President Charles de Gaulle withdrew slightly more than 2000 officers and enlisted men from integrated Allied military c o rn rn a n d posts. France also declared that as of today its 72,000 troops in West Germany are no longer controlled by NATO. The French withdrawal from NATO military headquarters here and elsewhere in Europe was conducted dis creetly. The French flag still flew' alongide the flags of the other NATO nations outside the Allied command post near Paris. De Gaulle says France remains a part of the North Atlantic Alliance although French troops are no longer under its command. Adjusting to the new situation, officers at the NATO command p o s t s continued their planning for joint military action to defend Europe in case of attack. But their work was complicated by uncertainty over what they could expect of France in case of an attack. France’ previous contribution to the European shield, available for immediate retaliation, was the two divisions and two tactical air force squadrons she has had stationed in West Germany. The West German and French governments are now negotiating on the future status of those forces. As part of De Gaulle’s plan to pull France out of the military side of the 17-year-old alliance, he has also ordered all Allied headquarters and foreign bases to get off French soil by next April. The move will involve about 8000 U.S. troops at NATO headquarters and U.S. bases. An advance contingent of Americans began evacuating the base at Evreux Thursday in three C’l30 transports for a new home in England. The United States withdrew jointly controlled tactical nuclear weapons that previously were at the disposal of French air force units in Germany. The United States had warned earlier that these weapons would be taken back if France left NATO’s nu 11 tan,’ arm. Gen. J. A. Kieiinnasegg of West Germany became commander in chief of Allied forces in Centra] Europe after change of command ceremonies Thursday in Fontainebleau. The outgoing commander, French Gen. Jean (’repin, reviewed troops from eight nations. French officers and men left the other NATO military commands, including the main one — Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe, located outside Paris and commanded by U.S. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer. SHAPE will be moved to Belgium before next April. DES MOINES, Iowa — Of) — President Johnson has served notice on Hanoi that the LInited States is in Viet Nam to stay—until an honorable peace can be negotiated. And as long as Communist leaders refuse to talk peace, Johnson warned, U.S. air raids will continue in North Viet Nam. “Let me be absolutely clear,” the President told a $100-a-plate Democratic dinner Thursday night. “I want the leaders of North Viet Nam to know exactly where we stand.” “We would rather reason than fight,” he said. “We are using our power in Viet Nam because the Communists have given us no other choice.” Johnson climaxed a fast-paced tour Thursday of Nebraska and Iowa—a trip with heavy political overtones — by asserting that this country has never run from its duty nor skipped out on an ally, and does not intend to start now. Vowing that as long as he is President “we will stand firm.” Johnson said as long as the North Vietnamese “persist in their aggression against South Viet Nam, we will resist that aggression. “As long as they carry’ on the war, wre will persevere. They cannot wear us down. And they cannot escape paying a very high price for their aggression.” If the North Vietnamese leaders “will only let me know when and where they would like to ask us directly what can be done to bring peace to South Viet Nam,” Johnson said, “I will have my closest and most trusted associates there in a matter of hours. Grant Announced U. S. Rep. Walter IL Moiler has announced the approval by the U. S. Office of Education of a $58,331 grant to Ohio University for in-service education of teacher interns for the National Teachers Corps. The grant was made under authority of the 1965 higher education act. Dr. Albert H. Shuster is the project director for the National Teachers Corps at Ohio University. In other Viet Nam de- £ velopments Thursday: The United States told the U.N. Security Council of the bombings of the oil facilities near Hanoi and Haiphong and said the attacks were necessary to slow down Red military infiltration. U.N. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg again repeated the U.S. proposal that the Geneva conference be reconvened “to reaffirm and revitalize the Geneva agreement of 1954 and 1962.” The President, in speeches here and in Omaha, expressed in stronger terms than ever before his own determination to persist and prevail in Viet Nam. He reminded both audiences in impromptu statements that 44 states voted for him two years ago and that he and he alone “has the horrifying, terrifying duty of making the final decision.” The President argued that those who challenge his determination are encouraging the Communists to “hold out a little bit longer.”BWS BRIEFS Welfare Rally Held; More Marches Scheduled Kroger Sales I ft. Era fits Down CINCINNATI—CP)—The Kroger Corp, says its sales were up for the first six months of 1966, but the profits were down. The grocery chain reported Thursday its sales for the 24 weeks ending June 18 were $1,207,115,439 compared with $1,129,203,467 in the same weeks of 1965. But net income for the 1966 period was reported as $11,906,034 down from $13,149,053 last year. Earnings per share also declined from $ I OI last year to 92 cents this year. Mother Held In Drownings FAIRFIELD, Maine—(.Pi—Three young children were found drowned in their rural home Thursday, in what was almost a duplication of a tragedy 12 years ago when their mother was committed in the drowning of her first three children. Police said they would seek a murder warrant today against the mother, Constance Fisher, 37. Mrs. Mock f ries hor Records COLUMBUS — (ZP) — The 10-day “Walk for Decent Welfare” that ended here with a massive rally at the State-house may be only the start of other demonstrations. Encouraged by sympathy meetings in major cities across the country, spokesmen for Columbus welfare marchers hashed out plans late Thursday for a nationwide organization that would seek boosts in welfare payments. “That rally at the Statehouse is only the beginning, and not a culmination,” said Bernard Wohl of Columbus, associated with the South Side Settlement House. He said representatives from cities in Ohio, Chicago, Boston and Washington discussed statewide and national goals but nothing specific came out of the meeting. “The Ohio Steering Committee for adequate welfare meets in Cincinnati July 14 and we hope we can take a positive step then,” Wohl said. Some 25 of the marchers met in hour-long conference with Gov. James A. Rhodes and other state officials to press their case prior to the rally. The governor promised to consider their demands but declined to say w hen he would replv “to all of the requests here.” Specifically, the group wants Rhodes to call a special session of the legislature to boost welfare payments from $33 to $45 a month for each dependent child. An estimated 1000 demonstrators, both white and Negro, joined the last three miles of the march that began in Cleveland, 155 miles away. Frazier Reams, Jr., of Toledo, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, was one of Thursday’s marchers and rally speakers. Other speakers included comedian Dick Gregory, Democratic State Sen. Frank King, who is also president of the Ohio AFL-CIO and Democratic Slate Rep. Carl Stokes, a Negro, who narrowly missed election as mayor of Cleveland. Welfare march spokesman told Rhodes they want him to tap a $28 million state surplus for higher poor relief payments and join in pleas for Congress to provide more money for Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) and other federally • assisted welfare programs. Welfare Director Denver White estimated it would cost $44 million a year to meet the requests. Reams told the Statehouse crowd he stood on a statement asserting that the state’s $28 million “profit” was accomplished “slaying your payments.” Wohl said the march was to show Ohioans what it means to live on welfare. “We managed to debunk some of the myths” about welfare chiselers, he said. “Many of the people we talked with really don't understand the situation.” Another march .spokesman, James Klink of Marion, said “welfare clients should be given the right to work and earn. This is a walk of desperation.’* He referred to federal refusal to go along with a legislative enactment that would have permitted aid to dependent children recipients to keep earnings without deduction from benefit payments as now required. w esC&SOE A Contract COLUMBUS — (lf) — A two-year contract with the Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co., was ratified Thursday night by members of Local 1466 of the International Brotherhood of Electri c a I Workers, ending a strike threat. The old contract expired at midnight, and negotiations on the new one, affecting workers in Nelsonville, Coshocton, Jackson, Columbus and other communities, have been under way for a number of days. The union represents about 1,174 workers in 24 Ohio counties. The new contract includes provisions for a 12-cent hourly pay increase immediately for those who receive at least $3.88 per hour and IO cents for those earning $2.23 to $2.58 hourly. On July I, 1967, an additional increase ranging from nine to 14 cents will go into effect. COLUMBO’S—(If) —Cessna 206 piloted by Mrs. Jerrie Mock took off from Port Columbus at 7:50 a m. EST today as the flying housewife set out on a 3800-mile flight in search of two aviation records. Hall Takes (h er J-School COLUMBUS — tm — William Hall officially becomes Ohio State University journalism director today and plans immediately to begin meeting with faculty members. Hall, 43, formerly journalism head at the University of Nebraska, said he would start Tuesday meeting with faculty members, some of whom vigorously protested his appointment to succeed the late George Kienzle. v . mmm: wmm rnInside The Messenger -V T~, *- . | 'A-.T    .    it    .    „    J,.    'W    "tv    ■ ‘ 1Jgg 7} • ATHENS SCHOOL BOARD hires six teachers, OK s repair project.................Page    2 • LOC RHEE!) GEORGIA training classes to start July 26 at York School.......   Page    3 • POINT PLEASANT housing authority receives $754,200 federal loan............Page    7 • LOGAN S E SQ LIO E N TE N NIAI beauty contest winners pictured on .......... Page    13 • ATHENS LEGION team scores no-hit victory over Beverly.....................Page    IO Abby ........  8    Heloise       8 Classified ... 14,    15,    16 Comics............17 Editorial .......... 6 Entertainment----4.    5 ATHENS ......... 2 CHAI NCEY ...... 3 GLOUSTER ....... 3 LOGAN........ 13,    IM Obituaries......... 14 Sports......... IO.    ll Television ......... 4 Women ........... 8 MIDDLEPORT .. 7, 12 NELSONVILLE ....    3 POMEROY ........ 12Anniversary Marked By Eisenhow ors ABILENE, Ran. — UP) — How’ many brides saved a piece of their wedding cake for 50 years? Mrs. Dwight I) Eisenhower did. Former President and Mrs. Eisenhower will observe their golden wedding anniversary today and a piece of white cake — with the frosting still intact — from their wedding reception in Denver is carefully preserved in the Eisenhower library here. It is hard and virtually petrified. This piece of wedding cake and several other items recalling the wedding of Ike and Mamie have been grouped in a special display as part of the 50th wedding anniversary observance at the library I IS 1,-0 VV I ll Ii I < VSI Temperature* will average about v degree* above normal Saturday tbrough Wednesday. Representative normal high? and low-: Columbus sr; Cleveland s~-tSO, and Cincinnati SO OO. continued bot days md nights entire period. si>>overt* >>i thunders!!' war* about Tuesday or Wednesday will average a Unit one-quarter inch. HEXTER 1967 FEM SII FORECASTFiscal With I I s S. In Red Lf) WASHINGTON The government begins a new fiscal year today with one segment of Congress and the Johnson administration still at odds over whether it will end in red or black ink. All agree that fiscal 1966, which ended Thursday, rolled into the red — the only difference of opinion is by how much. Estimates range from $2.5 billion to $3.9 billion. For the new year the administration is sticking with its earlier estimate that .spending w ill outstrip net tax receipts by $1.8 billion. But a source on the Senate-House Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation said the fiscal 1966 deficit should be close to the $2.5 billion the committee had predicted earlier in the year. The Treasury Department still estimates last year’s deficit at between $3.4 billion and $3.9 billion, but one government source said it could drop below $3 billion—which would make it the lowest deficit in six years. At issue, in both the old and new fiscal years, is' the amount of taxes the government collects. Exact figures for the last fiscal year won’t be fully tabulated for another three w’eeks but it’s already certain the government ended the year in far better shape financially than the Administration anticipated six months ago. Last January, the deficit was estimated at $6.4 billion based on spending of $106.4 billion — the first spend-in,ram in history of more than $100 billion — and net (ax receipts of $100 billion. Ralston Beaten WIMBLEDON, England — UFI — Manuel Santana, the deft Spaniard who is the United States champion, defeated Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, ( alif., in straight sets today for the singles title in the England tennis title, 6-4, U-9, 64.Coup Attempt Crushed By Iraq Officials BEIRUT, Lebanon — UP) — Travelers arriving from Iraq today said the situation in Baghdad was returning to normal after a brief but bloody coup attempt. Iraqi President Abdel Rahman Aref said Thursday night his two-month-old government had crushed the attempt and arrested rebel officers who were supported by army and air force units. Those arrested included a former premier and air force chief, Aref Abdel Razzak, who led an unsuccessful coup last September, and Sobhi Abdel Hamid, former interior minister and a member of the outlawed Arab nationalist movement, a pro-Egyptian party. Baghdad Radio said the “bunch of gangsters and adventurers” would be tried under law and receive adequate punishment. ;

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