Radford News Journal, February 21, 1964

Radford News Journal

February 21, 1964

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Radford News Journal (Newspaper) - February 21, 1964, Radford, Virginia WEATHER ^l^nrtly cloudy tonight and.. S�aturday. I,o>vtonight in the niid 20s.' High *Sa mrdh's^ :\-1-38. Sunday - Mostly cloudy within chance of rain or snow- Mm YEAR NO. 234 Home Daily of "Virginia's Golden Triangle-'Where Education*' Agriculture w'd'-Industry MeM' UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL RADFORD, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, P. M. FEBRUARY 21, 19G4 �. ' TELEPIIONE/iRADFORD NE 9 243C SFTV'E ?"EN CENTS Both Party Leaders^Bredict Supreme Court To Get Case RICHMOND, Va, (UPI) - The' Republican party of Virginia has posed a sophisticated constitu- i tional question for the IJ. S. District Court here designed to out-- 'Loudest Of Century' quirements.. Tiecessnrv for voting in Federal election?.' The 24th arrJe-qdment outlaws the poll tax in Federal elections. The Republicans contend, how- law the $1.50 poll tax in all elec-, ever, that the amendment further One Juror Picked it Jack Ruby Trial AT SCOUT COURT - Kenneth Bohdurant, JpKn Roberts and Ronnie Pennington were presented EjM?fe Palms last night by John Dalton, shown at right. In>ne rear are D. D. McMullin and Edward L. Pennington. The Court of Honor was held last night at Grove Avenue Methodist Church. . ' ��� (New* Joui-nnl Photo) tions. Both the Republicans and pro-poll tax Democrats predict the case is destined to wind up before the U. S. Supreme Court. 4 Other States .'. Besides Virginia,- 'four other southern states had poll tax pror visions on the lawbooks last month when the 24th amendment to the U.. S. Constitution was ratified. They  are Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi;and Texas. Two top-ranking state GOP leaders were named as plaintiffs in a paip of class action suits yesterday that seek to question the validity of Virginia's "dual voter" registration system, which most Eagle Palms Awarded To Three^couts Three JSagle Scouts were a warded^Eagle palms" at "a Court of Driver Permits Senate Votes Hike In 1964 Auto Tags bans the tax in.stato elections The GOP's arguments run as" follows: , 1. The. 24th. amendment has outlawed the po|J_ tax in Federal elections. Therefore, U. S. Senators and Congressmen ,h>ust be-certainly selected ill elections without the poll tax. .'� " 2. The/U. S. Constitution provides that-the voters for U. S. Senators and Congressmen "shall have, the qualifications requisite for electors of the most populous branch of the state legislature," which is the Virginia House of Delegates in this case. 3. By Virginia law, persons who vote for members of the By II. -D. QUIGG i defense''scrapped one...with the fir- \-Ilnit,!d 1'iess International' j th of : its 15 peremptory chaUerig-.D?tLLAS '(TJPI.t - The Jack tfs.-.The. rest went "for cause" - luby irrtKder. trial if- not the either opinion or opposition to tb important ,!, the century,; death penalty" which the state/Will one df-^ the loudest -; seek for the slayer of. Lee Harvey came today to the^vdeadline the, Oswald, defense set for proving that Dallas) Worse Than ifught RICHMOND,' Va. (UPD - Vir-|mittee also pounced on a Republi-Hojsor at Grove Avenue Methodist! gjnia automobile owners. will dig can bill tbyincrease the Virginia jhurch last night, deeper into their pockets next' sales tax e buys a new car and if the L -�,T hide weighs more than 4,000 t by the Senate yesterday The bills face action House of Delegates. The Senate tacked emergency clauses on two of the measures to bring in $9.8 million before July 1. ' $15 Tags March 15 An automobile driver "will be expected . to pay $15 ' for his state would haife produced an estimated \ land and /a high $14 milljon and made some of the; from the^West. extra niotorists' fees unnecessary. The/road revenue proposals yesterday, were loudly denounced - but got mrough handily. / . Turk. Opposes Only four senators cast*'votes against the operators' cost hike, Robert F. Baldwin and'Edward L. 'Breeden, both of Norfolk, William approaching Bojled down, this means that! costs includes the $1.50 tax for voting House of Delegates must pay the in state and local elections. ' $1.50 poll tax. Named as plaintiffs were state 4. Since the voters for dele-GOP chairman Horace E. Hend- -gates,-who-must pay the tax, and erson of McLean and >oung RerL the voters for U. S. Senators publican vice chairman Laws Forssenius of Roanoke. The defendants were listed as the three mernbers of the State Board of Elections and the treasurers of the plaintiffs' respective counties. The Federal Court was asked: 4 Sections Asked -To set up a three-member panel of judges, to review the case; -To declare the Virginia dual voter system provisions of state law, null and void; -For a permanent injunction against the enforcement of the system by the defendants; �For general relief and court before a complete: jury is^picked. First "venireman up today is Bill Bohannon, a steel company salesman,'-easy and' -relaxed on the , stand. He wipt called as the last and Congressmen do' not, in fact, veniremaVlWsday and court re-have.the same qualifications, the, cesst.d h6f()T(, Chi(lf defense attor- m TJwii feels so'guilty it cannot glv^him! "It is worse- thatf we thought," a fair 'trial. . ^V-sJ Belli said. Hjs^af Kument is that a Ju;t onq juror, the 24th venlre^gnilt-riddeirDtillas is unable to pro-man to be questioned-in four days, diure^a fair and impartial jury was chosen late Tiursday. Dist. and he' the before the bienniuhi closed. House Finance Committee h/aaded New- As proposed by!the Senate, the bills will produce $45.5 million for the next two years because the Hutchens led n. campaign to kill emergency clause will catch li-a proposed two per cent/sales tax | iense plates buyers' this year. Af- by Del. Charles Hutchens, port News automobile dea' today's and Saturday's weather will be genrally .sunny and chilly with temperatures, during the day in the 40s and at night in the 20s. However, the weathrman said by Sunday the Old Dominion should be sprinkled with rain or snow. ' ' In the briefs, Henderson said he had paid his poll tax as required by a number of state laws that were passed in a 'special session of the General Assembly last November. Forssenius said he would not pay the" tax or comply with the residency certificate re- dual system violates the Constitution. | Hootenanny Set '' At RHS-Tonigfit Tonight is the night 'for the senior hootenanny at Radford High School. Tonight is the night to see and hear folk-singers from Radford, Roanoke, Christiansburg and other area towns. Tonight at 8 o'clock in the RHS girls' gym is the time and place for the big event. Tonight is the night to enjoy informal folk music at its best. .. Tonight's the night that tickets will cost only 50c for everybody. Tonight is the nighi for the big, informal senior "hoot" I Y'all come 111 ney ,Melvin Belli really got to probing. Bohannon was the last of 14 prospective jurors Thursday. The Local Hardware Store Joins New Selling Croup ment to the judge. Joe B. Brown, of Criminal^ District Court No. 3, is the jurist "wtM must -decide whether Ruby will be""-tried herexbr In some other Texas city. The defense has requested a move of from 20Q. to 300 miles. Brown, who, is now chewing to-; bacco and spitting lntoxa cuspidor atiiis left heel, is a handsome man of few words. But the ones he/has uttered so far give the impress sion that nothing has been proved to him to show-that the trial can't be held, fair and square, right here in Dallas'. Approve* Juror The defense Seemed to have got that message Thursday. It approved juror No. 1. He is a red-baired, 135-year-old, Baptist family man with two children, a wife narrted Jackson's Hardware Store in Rosemary, a job as a military- Story Of A Poeketknife When Washington Nearly Quit By ROBERT COCHNAR | Forge was no exception. Ibout the knife! The dejected lead- George Washington almost quit| One day, during a particularly er wcte puzzled until Knox asked: badges received afte,r the prescrib- ] 0n cars and trucks and! the com-!ter ^e next biennium, the meas-! Pennsylvania his winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, command during the brutal dismal period of the encampment, ed number for the Eagle Scout rank. Roberts and Bondurant have each earned at leiut five additional merit badges to qualify for the Bronze Palm. ' Ronnie Pennington is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Pennington of Ninth Street. . Bondurant is the son" of Mr. and Mrs. Hix Bondurant of' Radford Village". - / J Roberts is. the son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Keitl* Roberts of Tenth Street. About 40 Methodist Men attended the dinner meeting. Mothers of the young scouts also attended. JPostof fice, Ranks Closed Tomorrow February 22nd being George Washington's birthday and a legal holiday in Virginia, all banks in the City and area will be closed. Also t'm U. S.. postoffice will, be closed/with no deliveries or service of any kind, other than the delivery of Special Delivery. Mail. City Council Meets Monday Record Exjjeetei owd At USA Camps ures are experted to produre $17. 2 million annually . Gov. Albertis S. Harrison's tax proposals would have produced $25 million annually. Seven Children Die In Chicago , Bungalow Blaze CHICAGO (UPD - Eight per- If he had, the outcome of the American Revolution and the revered position Washington holds in the history of his country might have been considerably different. And, according to at least one report of that long winter, a pocket-knife caused the Commander-in-Chief ,to change bis mind. After bitter defeats by the Britr ish at Brandywine and German-town andxunable to retreat to the British-held Philadelphia, tbs Continental armies had no alternative but to create a makeshift camp on the frozen bills of Valley Forge. The bedraggled and dispirited be came to a reluctant decision. Did you not receive that knife with-ihe-admonition always to o- The general - summoned his staff; bey your superiors? Have you not and astonished it by reading a; let-1 in the present instance beeil order-ter of resignation. I � . � � T His aides begged him to recon-!^ by,the Congress to command sider, but Washington refused un-|this army? And isn't it-true that ... . . . j � - , til one associate, Col. Henry Knox, Congress has not yet ordered you. retalnS l0cal contrt>1 and perSOnal Radford is -joining the Pro-Hard v/an; Group which ha.c been formed in the Roanoke area. There are 21 area hardware stores associated with the national organization of over 900 retail stores. Both Jackson's Radford and Christiansburg stcre Will be associated with the organization. Homer Cole, Jr., of Radford has been named to the Advisory Board which held its first meeting in Roanoke Tuesday. _ Stores displaying the yellow and red Pro emblem will benefit from group advertising, from the purchasing power of the coast to coast chain, and from the Pro management services. Mark Phillips, partner of Jackson's Hardware, explained that this was another forward step in the evolution of retailing today. Similar groups, he said, are operating successfully in the drug electronics contract estimator In an aerospace plant, and a master's degree in education. Local Educators Speak In Chicago A report on the effect of college student teachers upon the achievement of high school students will be delivered in Chicago today by Kenneth Fulp. principal at Pulaski high school, and Dr.. Robert Gib3on df Radford College. Radford College student teachers and Pulaski high school students were involved in the study-made by Fulp. He and Dr: Gibson, director of student teaching at Radford College, will report cm iation 'gives retailers many ad-\ vantages of the large chains, yet asked him if he had forgotten a- (Continued on Page 5) contact: Radiord City Council faces a l;ght agenda Mdnday; with one ordinance up- on.third reading. Ordinance 641 will restrict the eligibility of certain persons for appointment by Council to Boards and Commissions if passed which now seems certain. The School Board, will not be effected by the ordinance. - Council will akd**appoiqt terms of- office for Forrest Commission Members. | Council will discuss a request by Rpnnje Carpenter concerning | . the extension..' of GrandyTew Drive. 1 . The city, engineer will discuss \ the preliminary plat of the Ridge-field Subdivision. " A record 2,500 boys are expected to attend tae Blue Ridge Boy Scout Council's two caniips on the council's 16t,000-acre Reservation in . Pul'aski/County this summer, rVm^in/frhf^ including seven young chil-1 soldiers had little food, almost, no tlTsuMl^ tT'camt Sew dr^. P^ished when fire "swept clothing and barely existed in 2 200 Stouts their sma11 bungalow today. The | rough log huts which provided ' c+'^f / of ;,mr.D o�� r,T,'y�ungsters' father suffered criti- j slight shelter against the harsh beSl slidf B ^ Rkha^i^1 trying to save them. wind. Thousands starved, Ba� Srfwfi oe Camp PmvhSah dI-I The dead >ere ; Jdentified as feet made bloody prints^ in the-/rector/Director, for Camp Ottari j James Alford, 11; his brothers, snow.  , has r/ot yet "heen chosen. The Stephen, 5, Tyrone, 3, and Calvin, j Large supphes of shoes, uni- "8; his sisters, Christine, 1, Patsy, i forms, and food were stored not 7, and Denise, 10. The adult was far away, but the inaction, of the identified as L. T. Robinson, 51, a Continental , Congress kept them cousin, of the father. ! fJf�m the armies. The Congress, in One Alford youngster, Keith, 14,'.fact. had been driven out of Phila-escaped without injury. The young-, delphia'by the British and cowered sters! father, Jarrfes, 37; a Chicago 'h York, Pa., about 100 miles a-police - department detetcive, was , way from Valley Forge, in critical condition at Mount Sinai ] 1 Washington - endured treason, Hospital after .a vain attempt to-.: faithlessness, abuse, jealously and Nation's largest for Scouts, was | rescue the children from their I personal treachery. He had little purchased and camps developed j flaming second floor bedrooms. . support and could barely hold his with funds raised in the Council's! His wife, Gloria, was hospitaiiz-i tattered troops together. Tory Camp Development Fund Cam- edwith shock she told police ber ! clergymen shouted from the pul-paign in 1960. Each camp has Ms|husband led Keifh to safety and Pit. urging.'IVs assassination. John own inure. ''"^'fthe.n raced upstairs for the other h�* ""^""^ - +>�.��-- children. He was forced to leap from a Window to save himself, she said,4 and suffered a broken arm and leg. ' Fire oficialss said. the blaze broke out n .Robinson's room at the rear of the seven-room bungalow on Chicago's. West Side and spread quickly to the rest of the house. campl wi|l have a combined staff of 57*.  "� ]� Camp . Powhatan's Staff - will .report June 14. and camp will open June 21y Camp Ot;tar,i's Staff will report Jurie 21 and camp will open on June !28. Powhatan will operate 'for eight weeks, Ottari for four. v ! The Reservation, one of the wn lake. \-.$: Seventy-tw-o . &cput units -hirve already signed up fir Powhatan this summer and ten for Ottari. Jbnes urged units to submit their] iteservatiorf for campsites as soon! as possiblei , The jBrody Chkpel. made possible by Steve Brody, Roanbke; will be! dedicated at Camp Ottari in July. The Burch Chapel at Powhatlan was dedicated last summer. A dhaplain v/ill serve on, the camps'. Staff - again this summer. .; i V ' Work on a caretakers' residence near the entrance to' C a m p "Ottari" "is* nearly"ic6mpletedr"~Tfie Council Executive Beard has approved . employment of a Reservation Land Manager who Will, among other thing3, develop, a Now You Know selective' timiber cutting program;1 D.C. __^e Washirigton;,onpe _favr; ored maKng" "Perryofiolis,; in southwestern Pennsylvania, .the national capital; and to this day the layput of the tiny -town, is strikingly similar to Washington, Adams had resigned from the Army and was home in Braintree, Mass. Jefferson, never a soldier, rested comfortably at Monticello. The general's great store of patience was nearly empty; As he considered his almost hopeless position, he never thought, of the poeketknife his mother had j given him as a boy. It, was a kind] ^of jconsolatipn gift for obeying her; command' to refrain ftpm; accept-1 ing a- commission as a midship-; man.\in the British Navy.' In I presenUrig the gift, Mary Washington ,rtotA4jervSony-'.'^lwa.y&i obey your superibrs." ' > Symbolizing as it did a crisis that might have ruined him, Wash-hgton always carried the knife �with Jhim. The winter . at Valley and grocery field. The pro-Asspc"j the findings at the annual meeting of the Association for Student Teaching, The report is expected to show a favorable relationship between student teachers and the achievement of pupils under them. , . Also in Chicago for separate meetings are Pres. Charles K. Martin Jr., Dr. John Overbey, head of the division of education; end *John Rutherford, assistant professor of education at the col-" lege. is mother's gift of the knife was a consolation for rejecting an opportunity to enter the ritish Navy. ' :.'\t'( Heart Sunday Set Here 23rd Pobruary 23 will be "Heart Suhday" here and throughout the United States. I ,' In Radford some 20 voltfnteers will visit their neighbors to call for . Heart Fund contributions. This drive has been scheduled for February 22, 23 and 2*. 1964. . "Heart Sunday"-, volunteers will leave pre-addiessed envelope's for- families that are; not at home so. thatHhey may readily make their coivtrrbutions to the" Roanoke Valley Heart Association1. . < ..'��.� Familv Night At Rec Hall Sat. The fifth annual Family Night honoring girls in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades Will be held Saturday night in thv Recratipn Building gym, according to Mrs. Betty Jo- Hodge of the Recreation Department.' '." Three games which will cm\r elude regular season ^activity, will be' played and the post season playoffs begin next week, according to Mrs, .Hodge. Family members and other friends are cordially invited to attend Saturday night's program, and-.ther.e is no admission charge: The complete schedule" of 'games" follows; , - V, 7 . i).m. Cardinals vs. Cavaliers 7:40 p,m. Eagles vs. Globe Trotters '� ; ..'''.-'. ..' ^ ',' i1:30 p.m. Ohiptnunln vs. Bravta 5 ;