Titusville Herald, June 22, 1968

Titusville Herald

June 22, 1968

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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1968, Titusville, Pennsylvania Wet Threat Northwestern and Pennsylvania Variable cloudiness and warmer with showers and thunder ehowers Highs frarp midTOs to low 80s Sunday fair and mild Iferalft Published in the Birthplace of the Oil Daily Paper in the Oil 1865 TEN CENTS TITUSVILLE PA SATURDAY MORNING JUNE 22 1968 THE DRAKE Saigon Gets More Shells One Hits British Ship US Death Toll Over 25000 In Nations Longest War SAIGON Cong shells fell on Saigon and struck a mer chant ship in the Saigon River Saturday the day that the Viet nam war became the longest war in American history There was a lull in ground combat across the country The latest bombardment in the series of enemy terror barrages against the capital included sev en rounds that fell harmlessly in the river on the citys south eastern side One round hit the British ship London Statesman near Tan Thuan Bridge causing some damage and shrapnel from the blast killed a Vietnamese civilian in a nearby junk Saturday marked six years six months and one day since the first American soldier was killed by enemy bullets in Viet nam More than 25000 American have been killed since then am the US commitment has grown until there are now 535000 US servicemen in the country The Vietnam war has lastec one day longer than the Ameri can Revolutionary War In other developments US sources said Friday that mis interpreted radar blips and th sighting of flying lights ma have caused reports that enem helicopters were operatin around the demilitarized zone The sources said it was highl probable that American planes and artillery mistakenly attack ed allied ships last weekend that may have appeared on radar scopes to be Jewflying heli copters A US patrol boat was sunk and American missiles dam aged an Australian destroyer That March in Washington Bringing their Poor Peoples Campaign to a peak an estimated 50000 black and white per sons mass around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington No incidents were reported Attorney For Sirhan Threatened LOS ANGELES AP life of the new attorney for the alleged assassin of Sen Robert F Kennedy has been threat ened the lawyers investigator said Friday The police chief said whatever precautions are necessary will be taken to protect attorney Russell E Parsons 69 Parsons succeeded the public defenders office this week as counsel for Sirhan Bishara Sirhan 24 Jor danian immigrant indicted on charges of murdering Kennedy Parsons chief investigator Michael A McCowan a private detective said the threats had been by both telephone and mail McCowan said the FBI had been notified The FBI declined comment Police Chief Tom Reddin said security precautions for Par sons would be based on how se riously the lawyer takes the threats The chief said he has received some threats on his own life in connection with the Sirhan case but said he has taken no extra precautions He said the threats came to his office and were very low very infrequent Marksman Clubs Lose Army Aid WASHINGTON AP The Army has sharply reduced its support of civilian marksman ship programs limiting it to those clubs whose members generally still have their mili tary obligations ahead of them This will include junior clubs junior divisions of senior clubs the I2to18 age undergraduate college clubs af filiated with the National Rifle Association Mystery of 7 Human Skulls Is Unsolved BELLAIRE Ohio AP Lo cal officials were reluctant Fri day to express any opinion on the remains of seven human heads found on a Pinch Run rubbish dump near here Wednes day Four heads and two skulls were at the Ohio Historical So ciety office in Columbus Dr Raymond Baby will examine them The jawbone and teeth of a seventh head were held by Bel mont County Asst Prosecutor Charles Knapp said he had been inform ed on the basis of local prelimi nary inspections that there was evidence on the undecomposed heads of surgical pathological work But Iwouldnt wantanyone to take iry brain out like that he said of one head which had apparently been opened Knapp said he had been ad vised the heads appeared to have been removed from bodies underthe chin in the manner ManConquersA tlantic In SixFoot Sailboat FORT LAUDERDALE Fla AP Bearded adventurer Hugo Vihlen won his lonely 85 day fight with the open sea Fri day sailing his dinghysized boat across the vast Atlantic from Africa But the swift current of the Gulf Stream a mighty river in the sea off the Florida coast dashed the air line pilots hope of sailing his sixfoot April Fool into his homeport Swept along by the Gulf Stream Vihlen was unable to make land atHomestead south of Miami and finished the final 25 miles of his 4500mile odysr sey aboard a motor launch with his wife and son Vihlen left Casablanca on the coast of Africa March 29 He prescribed in medical schools Frank Cooke special investi gator for the prosecuting attor neys office said the undecom posed heads of two adults and one child were probably Negro The race of the fourth head could not be determined The skin on all the heads was leathery said Cooke We cannot say any more until we have Dr Babys re port he said Mountains Get Snow By The Associated Press Summer arrived with an es cort of snow and chilling tem peratures in parts of the coun try Friday Thermometer readings ranged down to the low 40s in most of New England On the summit of 6228foot Mt Wash ington in New Hampshire the mercury sank to 23 degrees and more than threequarters of an inch of snow was recorded Snow dusted peaks of Adiron dack Mountains in New York State Winds up to 60 miles an hour whipped it into drifts on the top of Whiteface Mountain Ike Believed Past Period Of Crisis WASHINGTON AP For mer President Dwight D Eisen howers Army doctors strongly indicated Friday he had passec the crisis period of immediat danger front his recent major heart attack In a medical bulletin the Wai ter Reed Army Hospital physi cians reported they ar pleased with Gen Eisenhowers continuing progress As though to underscore thei optimism they announced that henceforth they planned to discontinue daily bulletins on their patients condition issue bulletins only if ad hoped to reach Homestead y June 12 Ted Gore president of the kre Newspaper Co at Fort auderdale discovered Vihlen rriday ending a search that ad started at daybreak Gore pulled alongside the sun slackened Vihlen and gave him milk fresh fruit cold cuts and tie can of beer He offered to take Vihlen in tow No Vihlen replied Ive made it this far and I will make t alone He later agreed to ride ashore with hisfamily Tha Coast Guard entered the searctrforVihleiralrtheJi Federal Buildings Poor People Block Entrances ToAgDept By WILLIAM MORAN WASHINGTON AP About 150 singing clapping demon strators returned to the Agricul ture Department Friday even ng to resume the Poor Peoples Campaign protest against the governments policies for feed ng the destitute Shouting Soul Power and Do Right White they locked all entrances to two massive buildings But the thou sands of department employes lad already gone home for the weekend With a heavy force of xilice standing by demonstra or leader Jesse Jackson said he group would camp there for the weekend and on Monday morning theyll have to walk over us or else remove us Shortly after 2 p m two youths were arrested and hus tled into a patrol wagon the days first arrests Deputy Po lice Chief J V Wilson said they were charged with unlawful as sembly and disorderly conduct Wilson said they had tried to stop a police officer from going trough one of the buildings ront entrances And he warned that any demonstrator who tried to physically prevent anyone From entering would be arrest ed 10 Per Cent Surcharge Retroactive to April 1 Earl Warren Retiring of his worried parents Mr and Mrs Edward Vihlen when he Failed to make land by dark Thursday The Coast Guard said the Gulf Stream current was responsible for carrying the April Fool to ward land so rapidly after her sighting off Cuba last Sunday The April Fool is 5 feet 11 inches in length and 5 beam It was equipped with two sails rigged so that Vihlen could set the sails and rudder allow ing the boat to maintain course by itself presently unforeseen his condition war would some change in rants it And the hospitals public in formation office open around the clock since the general was stricken last to close down for the weekend as it normally does Model on Its Way YOKOHOMA Japan AP A 12ton reproduction of a medi eval Japanese houseboat is en route to Chicago aboard the freighter Steintor as a gift of the JapanMidwest US Associa tion to be displayed at a festival on Lake Michigan in late Au W Germany Proposes New Airlif f BONN Germany AP West Germany has proposed a British and USoperated pas senger air shuttle service to West Berlin to enable Germans to void the annoying new East German fees on land travel the Transport Ministry said Friday A spokesman said Pan Ameri can World Airways and British European Airways have been asked to study the possibility of hourly aroundtheclock flights between Berlin and Hannover the closest major West German air terminal Cutrates fares would be subsidized by the Bonn government A reply is expected Monday from the two airlines the only two companies presently using Western allied rights to the Ber lin air corridor for the Berlin Hannover route Many demonstrators on the sideline disputed Wilsons ver sion claiming police had made an unprovoked attack on the two The Rev Ralph David Aber nathy president of the Southern jmstianLeadership Cpnfer nce and leader of the cam aign has indicated he will be gin participating in civil disobe lience demonstrations but did not appear with the group at the Agriculture Department Gun Deaths Rise to 124 49 Suicides By The Associated Press Guns have been involved in the deaths of 124 persons in the United States since midnight an Associated Press survey showed Friday Homicides accounted for 64 Leading Role In Historic Decisions Of Top Court by WILLARD H MOBLEY WASHINGTON AP Chief Justice Earl Warren is resign ing after 15 controversyfilled years it was learned Friday During those years the Supreme Court repeatedly buttressed the rights of Negroesi persons ac cused of crime and citydwell ing voters An authoritative source re ported that Warren submitted an undated resignation to Presi dent Johnson June 13 but the White House declined comment Warren himself remained out of reach of reporters as he has done throughout most of his court tenure Presidential press secretary George Christian refused also to discuss a report that Associate Justice Hugo Black at 82 the dean of the court also may be leaving the bench soon The 77yearold jurists lead ing role in historic decisions Trio Claims Easy Test For Food Tract Cancer HONEY HARBOUR Ont i AP A McGill University scientist reported Friday that he and two colleagues have found an 80 per cent effective way to detect cancerous tumors in the digestive tract almost be fore they begin to grow Dr S 0 Freedman said he and Drs Phil Gold and John Kroupy hope to make the early detection technique so simple that a laboratory technician can perform it in a few hours It now takes a senior medical ex aminer about two days he said Freedman said nearly one third of cancer deaths in Cana da are caused by gastrointesti nal tumors that are not discov ered early enough He said the new test may prove as impor tant as the Pap smear test for women that has helped cut deaths from cancer of the uter us by 50 per cent since 1945 The technique will detect can cer of the food tube of the stomach the intestines the pancreas and the liver Freedman said It cannot tell the doctor which region harbors the microscopic tumor cells But there are agents that can locate it once the diagnosis has been made he said and once the malignancy is located drugs surgery or ra diation can be used to destroy tha tumor BUI Is Sent To Johnson By Senate Witliliolclings Hike To Start After LBJ Signs WASHINGTON AP The Senate completed congressional action Friday on a 10 per cent income tax increase first such give him rank courts leading promises to among the champions of minorities and in dividuals in their collisions with old rules and practices By reason of those rulings Ne gro children previously restrict ed to racially segregated schools now sit with whites po lice have had to revise their dealings with those suspected of crime lower courts are under tighter rules especially in the field of confessions and the ur ban population has gained a Young US Tourist Burns Card in Saigon newsmen and arrested hin Rankin was released after helpayers bill by 10 per cent That as interviewed at Saigons 1st is someone who paid in a 4867foot peak near Lake gust Its named Tokyo Maru Placid NY where the temper ature dipped to 30 and cost 85 million 523600 AP Means Associated Press Three Reported Killed as Students Stage Third Day of Rioting in Rio By CLAUDE E ERBSEN RIO DE JANEIRO AP Shouting stonethrowing Brazil ian students battled police in downtown Rio Friday after smashing windows at the US No pistols will be sold Only Embassy One policeman and excess rifles specially designed for competitive marksmanship will be offered for sale and sale of ammunition will be restricted to limited quantities of 22caIi clampdown was an ber The nounccd Friday by Secretary of the Army Stanley R Resor in the light of demands for tight gun controls following the assas sination of Sen Robert F Ken nedy two students were reported killed in the citys third straight day of violence Ambulances with sirens screaming raced through the city taking scores of police stu dents and bystanders to hospi tals with gunshot wounds and bruises from stones and clubs More than 100 persons were said to have been arrested Some were turned over to the military for questioning Forty policemen were report ed being treated at the state militia hospital Reports from another hospital spoke of more than 100 injured persons there Huge traffic jams developed after police sealed off most of the citys main streets President Arthur da Costa e Silva was said to be considering military intervention if the situ ation worsened The US Embassy was one of the first targets of the demon strators who stoned windows and fought with police who tried to disperse them Three girl demonstrators were reported wounded by gunfire Two of them were treated at a hospital and released No embassy personnel were reported hurt Nearly every student demon stration here in the past two years has had antiAmerican overtones deaths suicides 49 and acciden tal shootings 11 Texas led the nation with 13 guninvolved homi cides and 5 suicides Illinois had 11 and Michigan had 10 The FBI has reported that ap proximately 6500 persons were killed by guns in aver age of 125 homicides by fire arms each week Homicides in cluding stabfaings and stran glings totaled 10920 in 1966 the FBI said The Pennsylvania count of gun deaths includes James Mayes 24 a Philadel phia housepainter shot and killed by two offduty policemen during a fight outside a bar A young man in Massachu setts who helped chase three ouths who had stolen a friends ar was shot and killed by one f the trio The Associated Press is mak ng a oneweek survey of gun hot deaths from midnight Sun ay June 16 until midnight unday June 23 LoveIn Turns Into StealOut ERLANGEN Germany AP Bavarian students anti iigh society lovein to which 000 were invited to be paying uests in the Erlangen castle grounds got off to a losing start and ended in a stealout About 000 came mostly over the cas le wall without paying After ovein time expired missing property included 2500 beer tankards 27 beer barrels and ittings tables chairs skillets parts of the jazz bands Students claim that an agree ment between the US Agency for International Development and Brazils Ministry of Higher Education to overhaul the Bra zilian education system is a form of colonialism They say the United States is trying to control education in Brazil The students also have been demanding more money for ed ucation and expressing genera opposition to Brazils military dominated government stronger voice in statehouses and in Congress Along the way Wiirren found time to head the commission set up by President Johnson to investigate the assassination of President John F Kennedy And there was more controver sy still continuing over that commissions finding that Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone committed the murder Still further dispute was gen erated by rulings of the War renheaded court that backed up the rights of accused Commu nists The principal ruling on that subject threw out the re quirement that party members must register with the govern ment Warrens impending retire ment from the lifetime post immediately gen erated speculation about his with some suggestions that the chief jus tice hastened his departure so the job can be filled by Johnson before he leaves office in Janu ary Perhaps most prominent among the guesses is the name of associate Justice Abe Fortas a Johnson appointee and os a Washington lawyer a longtime adviser to the President Another name in the specula tion is that of Arthur J Gold berg who left the Supreme Court jrnder White House urging to become ambassador to the SAIGON AP A young American tourist was arrested by South Vietnamese police Fri day after he burned what he said was his draft card to pro test the Vietnam war He was released later and US officials said his tourist visa will not be Mark W Rankin 23 of An napolis Md burned a card publicly in downtown Saigon to protest the American involve ment in Vietnam South Viet namese police armed with trun cheons and loaded grease guns pushed through a small crowd United Nations leaving soon a post he is Parliament March Held In Thailand BANGKOK Thailand AP Thousands of youths many in hort pants and carrying school Kxks overran police barri cades and marched on Parlia ment Friday to protest the ar rest of a former politician who was making a public test ol reespeech guarantees in Thai ands dayold constitution The march developed into a demonstration other com mitment of troops to the allied side in Vietnam and visits to Bangkok by US servicemen on eave from the war The students most from thi flniversity of Thammasart stoned police and pushed pas Darricadps on the Pan Fa bridge a block from Govern ment House Then clubswingin police acting under martial law still in effect after 10 years de spite the new constitution brok up the demonstration A police line was reinforced by six water cannons filled with yellow dye Several students were clubbed to the ground No arrests were reported boost since the Korean war thus ending months of wran gling at the Capitol President Johnson is expected to sign the measure into law promptly although he has made it very clear he does not agree with the federal spending res trictions tied to the tax hike The Senate cleared the bill to the White House by a 6416 vote a bigger margin than even its sponsors had predicted The House passed it Thursday night 268 to 150 The 10 per cent surcharge is retroactive for individuals to April 1 and for corporations to Jan 1 It expires for both on June 30 next year unless extend ed by Congress This surcharge or surtax has the effect of raising every tai recinct police station by US ice Consul Francis S Hall A tall mustached son of an Annapolis psychiatrist Rankin et fire to a card with a ciga ette lighter income taxes last year would pay if the new bill were in effect for a full year This contrasts with the usual method of revising the tax lawsV which involves a change in the u have nothing against the basic rates flt which fte south Vietnamese government e said but the American roe ere has to stop He is in Vietnam on atourist isa and spent two months visit ng US bases in South Vietnam and earning his keep by playing guitar for the troops Rankin a civil engineering tudent at the University of Vlaryland said he came to Viet nam to talk to the little guys in his war He said his visits to JS troops convinced him most American soldiers are against the war they just want o go home In answer to questions he said e was neither antiAmerican or proViet Cong He told one newsman I have never had any political affiliation at all In Annapolis Mrs Joseph E Rankin verified that Mark is son but said My husband nas asked me not to comment Girls Suffer Laugh Ailment JAKARTA Indonesia AP Teenage girls of Boktomi in the northern Sulawesi area of Ce lebes scream with laughter and its not funny The Antara news agency reports they suffer from a mysterious ailment known locally as samuada affecting only young oJder married women or men It said early symptoms are fast heart beat loss of poise and uncon trollable weeping followed by helpless laughter screaming and dancing but it all passes in one day usually without afteref fects Violence Guilt Influencing Womens Wardrobes o the total tune of about lost the organizing committee estimated To Show Treasures QUEBEC AP Art treas ures from the museum of Be sancon France will be dis played at the French pavilion on Montreals Man and His World site June 28Oct 15 and will be shown here after that Quebecs cultural affairs minister Jean By JEAN SPRAIN WILSON NEW YORK AP From guilt over violence to party par tisanship the many moods of America will be mirrored by the wardrobes women will acquire for fall The Bonnie and Clyde craze which seemed destined to put a beret on every womans head and a pistol on her hip has slipped The gangster phase of slouched fedoras and wide striped suits is now a source of embairasment to many mem bers of the fashion industry par ticipating in the New York Cou ture Groups press week pre views I had these umbrellas with sword handles and some with Nod Tremblay announced stilette points on the other end 3ut after all this violence in this country I took them out of the ine said Polan Katz at the Ac cessorama show Friday Instead Katz chose to show ro mantic mini umbrellas flutter ing with ruffles or sunnycol ored maxi umbrellas for really stormy weather or for shade at the beach The gemstudded pistolholder strapped to a silver boot of a miniskirted lass at the January show was not to be found Fri day Stanley Haglers new col lection of sparklers everything was peace brother with new gems for Nehrujacketed men Along with a series of Asian influenced doublemedallions Hagler has designed jeweled turtle ties These art neck f chains with a dangling necktie ength of black and gold brass rings and miniature golden drums His contribution to the unisex trend is the pair of his n her aiguilettes of gold plastic braid one to be worn on his formal turtleneck and the other on her black cocktail dress The Black Power wig by ReidMeredith makers of hu manlike dynal hair is so new that it was not yet on display with the braids corkscrew curls and flip hairpieces at the show But it is due for fall It is thick wooly and closecropped the hair style adopted by many Negroes to show pride In their African heritage a representa tive said levied Individuals will begin to Tee the increase in withholding from their pay checks in the first pay period 15 days after the measr ure is signed The withholding rates will be increased 10 per cent Only those In the lowest persons with or less of taxable income and couples with or less not have to pay the sur charge The spending control in the bill which has drawn most at tention would direct a 56billion cut in federal outlays for the fis cal year which begins in 10 days But many members of Con gress feel the most farreaching restriction is one which would set a permanent ceiling on regu lar federal employes of 2366000 This is 234000 below current levels and would have to be reached by not filling one out of every four vacancies As the Senate finished its work on the compromise legisla tion there was a sharp dispute as to the effects of both the tax boost and the spending reduc tions Sponsors said passage was ab solutely necessary to demon strate fiscal responsibility on the part of the federal govern ment to give some measure of stability to the dollar at home and abroad Some opponents argued that the medicine amounted to fiscal overkill which could bring eco Continued on Page Eight Erie Forge Threatens To Close ERIE Pa AP Erie Forge and Steel Co Friday threatened to close its Erie Works if the United Steelworkers Union doesnt agree to a new contract by Monday Erie Forge president Malacht Kenny said a new contract with the USW was critical to the survival of the company He did not elaborate George Klemm president of Local 1573 of the USW sched uled a meeting for Sunday to consider Erie Forges demand He declined to comment any further Kenny offered the union a new contract he said included M cent hourly increase over 25 months The present contract expires Aug 31 The company employs 1800 ;