Radford News Journal, April 15, 1964

Radford News Journal

April 15, 1964

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Radford News Journal (Newspaper) - April 15, 1964, Radford, Virginia WEATHER :,;v Fair and 'cno'l tonight, low in the 40i,^ Mostly sunjiy Thur.'lay, high 67-70. , Outlook for Friday, fair and mild. ' 81STXEARNO.il Home Daily of Virginians Golden Triangle-Where Education, Agriculture and Industry Meet UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL RADFORD, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, P.M. APRIL 15^1964 > TELEPHONE 'KADOTmft' SEVEN CENTS" Lodge Given 'Write - Ins By DAVID SMOTHERS United Press International d CHICAGO (UPI) - Sen. Barry Goldwater had- his first presidential primary victory today, but because of a lady from, Maine^he may have to wait and see how much the/Vote from Illinois will pay off ill the White House sweepstakes.' "N  ^ Goldwater took Illinois' OOP primary by close to 65 per cent Tuesday over Maine's Sen. Margaret Chase Smith in an election where Chicago industralist Charles H. Percy scored a solid victory over all-out Goldwater backer William J. Scott in a bitter battle for the" Republican nomination for governor. Goldwater, jolted last month by Radford Ramble The Radford High School Key Club, is going to clean up the litter from city streets Saturday morning. This is one  of their yearly projects. They start Saturday morning at 8 a. m. and work until noon. The city will furnish, the truck and driver. President of the club is Bill Co-penhaver, Jr. The club will, have about 20 boys out for the clean up. ^ ..............? ? ? City manager Prank. Force, Utilities superintendent G. Hagy and his assistant Robert . Asburg are going to attend the Virginia Municipal Electric Power Association in Culpepper tomorrow and Friday. Hagy will give the response to the welcome address and will be on a three man panel discussion. "What's your problem." ? ? ? The citywide clean up program starts today. The city will start hauling away trash from homeowners' property between now and May 15. Two truckloads are allocated to each household. AH limbs must be cut up into lengths easily hauled by one man. ? * ? The Business' and Professional Women's Club meets tomorrow night at 7 o'clock at the Gw Tyler Hotel. Guest speaker wf be Miss Eser Bozoklar, Radfon High School student from Tur key. ? ? * It might prove to .be only a ru nior but it's being heard around town.|that a group of "young" business and professional men and,their wives are forming a bicycle club to ride on the weekends this Spring� and Summer. "Young" - in the sense that they are young and young in heart. According to one of the members, "It's really great exercise and you get to see the beauty bf the country as you go by.' There's going.  to be a lot of huffing and puffing going on, however. ? ? ? What is the most .common comment tossed .out by .spectators haVtng.their picture..taken to be put in the News Journal? Nine times out of ten It's, "Smile, you're on candid camera!" ' ? * * ' : i As if everyone didn't know, today is one of those black, bleak dark days which everyone hates. Midnight tonight is the deadline for filing Federal Income Tax returns. Seems the least the government could do is allow taxpayers to mail in their returns free. A better plan might be to, charge the government for the time and trouble it takes to keep all the necessary records and fill out' the complicated form no one understands except a few tax men. Take heed, IRS men, we don't like you; � �. ? ? *- ' Otherwise, everybody in Radford seems happy with the coming of Spring, green grass, budding trees and flowers,, and the prospects of a juicy city council race. ? * ? ' K � One last reminder, those white and black auto tags ; are passe after midnight Better get the black and white ones today. * ? ? �' Glenn Gerrett, business mana ger at Radford College, is in Atlanta today for the Southern As sociation of College and University Business Officers conference &\ the Dinkier Hotel. He will re *"*�� Saturday. a write-in upset at "the hands of Henry Cabot Lodge in New Hampshire, hailed the Illinois returns. But they were a surprise to some Illinois'political observers who had expected the Arizonan to score 80 per cent or better in this corn belt "Goldwater country." There were two cither surprises from Illinois and they came by the write-in route. Ixfdffe Leads Write-ins Lodge led a flurry ol write-in votes with enough . to claim more than 5 per cent of the. vote. And Gov. George C. Wallace, the Democratic segregationist from Alabama, showed up in the Republican vote column with enough write-ins to outpoll New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Also in the GOP write-in ranks, although none had encouraged campaigns, were Richard M. Nixon and Govs. George Romney ol Michigan and William Scrahton of Pennsylvania. ' With .8,221 of 10,256 precincts counted, 4,691 of them in Cook County, Chicago, the GOP presidential vote was: Goldwater 374,557 Smith 148,017 Lodge 36,018 Nixon 17,568 Rockefeller 1,306 Romney 276 Scranton 998 Wallace 1,614 With 8,068 precincts counted 4,-315 of them in .Cook County, the Republican vote for governor was: Percy 438.036 Scott 269,909 . Kerner Renominated There . were no presidential or statewide races in the. Democratic column, although President Johnson got 17,000 write-ins and Atty: Gen. Robert F. Kennedy a smattering. Democratic Gov. Otto Kerner was renominated along with an unopposed "slate of state candidates. In congressional races, a veteran Chicago Democrat won re-nomination with ease and another (Continued on Page 7.) Engineering Wonder Consists Of Four Man-Made Islands, High Level Bridges (New� Jonrnnl Photo) TOMORROW NlGfPr IS UONS CLtfB VARIETY SHOW - Loyal Lions put up equipment and booths for their Variety Show this week starting Thursday night. Above Lions complete putting the tinsel on the bingo booth amid shouts, "Get it straight" and "Hey, that looks, good." Everything will be in readiness Thursday night as the crowds start pouring hi to attend the fun fest..... � Opens Thursday New Games Feature Lions Variety Show Nixon Calls For Tougher Asian Stand TOKYO (UPI) - Former .Vice President Richard M. Nixon said VIRGINIA ' BEACH, (UPI) - A soaring white .sea gull silhouetted against'a blue background is the mark of the $200 minion 17:6 �! mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel which opcrvS^ today. j The Bridgo-Tuiinel goes over and under Chesapeake Bay be- j tween Cape Charles on the Eastern shore, .of Virginia and this city on the mainland. � Termed one of the .seven highway wonders of the modern world, the Chesapeake Bay J Bridge-Tunnel is a complex stru- \ cture made, of trestled roadway, two high-level bridges,.four man-made islrnds and two tunnels u.n-.1 der the deep channels o'f the Bay. Opening of the roadway means moiorists can drive, from Maine to Florida without boarding a ferry at any point. The Bridge-Tunnel ushers out another era of steam engines here by eliminating the SS Princess Anne and her six sister ferries that have-piled the Bay since 1933 with hour and 25 minute crossings. The complex is expected to at-, tract 5,000 vehicles a day-its first year of operation, about- 9,000 daily by 1978, A flock ol temporarily caged seagulls escape to mark the Official opening of the Bridge-Tun- E&H Alumni Several new games, and other attractions will be in evi- ,, .........,., ,4 dence when the 1964 Lions. CVub Variety Shop opens its doors Tuesday the United states should Wpl |\/| pftf H pi*p at* 7 p, m. tomorrow, according to Eugene B, Smyth, club' | unleash South Vietnamese, troops rOCl-lf ACC/1 president. The show will be open Thursday .Friday and Sat- nel. The gu]!.s replace the^Cradi-tion.il ribbon rutting. . . "The seagulls tjiat,.afe released ! as part of this cpfemony," said ' Gov. Albertis S. Harrison at the i opening, "symbolize the freedom of movement the Bridge-Tunnel provides for all' America. "In cities and towns we scarcely know of, -families . who travel are now aware that a new way has-opened'to the South and that a new thrill awaits them in defying the ocean itself," he said.-The Governor said be believed the complex, "as an 'engineering-marvel ranks with; both ancient and modern wonders of the world." . He termed the string of islands; bridges and tunnels "this priceless, necklace that adorns the Chesapeake." ', - Harrison said that since there i was no,'tax money involved in the Bridge-Tunnel, "it stands as, an eternal monument to the pro- J position that no job is too big if I the men are^big enough." I He said that "wHth a year and a half of interest .payments on hand and resources yet untapped, 4t tells us in letters,a .mile, high that businessmen, pursuing thei interests of" their own commu-j nity and their own state can per- j. form miracles and perform them more economically." The. Bridge-Tunnel was four years in the making. It consists of 12'^ milts of low level concrete trestles, two one-mile tunnels burrowing beneafh the bottom of Gibson Local Man Visits Naval Air Station. RC Choral Club Opens Tour Today IT ' � ' M The Radford College Choral Club and the Senior Ensemble opened a spring concert tour,today with appearances in Roanoke and Lynch burg. The two groups sang this afternoon before a. student assembly sJt Northside High School in Roanoke. They will be at Lynchburg College this evening for a vesper concert, and will sing at the E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg tomorrow. � ' " � .1 The 40-member Choral Club, directed by Dr. Lloyd Zurbrigg, is composed of students from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Most have sung in the college Glee Club during their freshman year.- � The repertoire includes sacred ' (Continued on Page 7) 'Data Looks Favorable' urday nights in the Recreation Building. Morris Lepchitz and John B. Spiers, Jr. are serving' as co-chairmen for the show with each member of the Lions Club serving pn one of various committees. Miss.Nancy Thomas-is "Variety Show Queen" and will draw for the major door prizes and other prizes. The major prize to be given . Saturday night will be *a freezer-refrigerator. Door prizes on Thursday and Friday nights' will be lfjo gallons of gasoline and four Cooper tires. Two bicycles will be given a-way one tomorrow night and one Friday night. Only those'children who have free complimentary tickets will be eligible to win the bicycles. Tickets have" been distributed to schools^ in the area and must be deposited in a box at the show for drawing. Each. Lioness has been asked to bake two cakes for use in the cake walk .which in past years has proven to be one of the major attractions at the show. There will "also be some home made cakes on sale for $2, according to the cake walk chairman. Six different kinds of electrical appliances have been purchased as prizes in the bingo gatae, the show chairman announced today. There will also be numerous other items to be given as prizes in this game.  , Other games include baseball throw, glass pitch,  plush pitch, bowling, fish game, duck and chicken game ,dart, skate and gun games and the leg game. Since the Lions Club started its annual' Variety Show as a fund.....raising project some 17 (Continued on Page 7) Malcolm X On African Tour NEW YORK (UPI) - Bl a ck nationalist leader Malcolm X, who says the United States needtf an organization , like the Mau Mau terrorists of Kenya, left the country Monday night for. a three-week tour,, of Africa, a spokesman for his organization said Tuesday. The spokesman declined to disclose the dissident Black Muslin leader's itinerary; saying only Malcolm X ."kept that to himself." He would not say if any aides accompanied Malcom X. Malcolm X made his Mau Mau statement in an address to his followers Sunday during which he endorsed a planned automobile "stall � in" demonstration at the opening of the New York World's Fair April 22. ..mil eters Fired Into Space CAPE KENNEDY -(UPT) - Scientists shook off a rocket flareup that injured 11 workmen Tuesday and successfully fired a 209-pound package of thermometers into space to study atmospheric heat. TT^e payload rocketed badk to earth at 25,000 miles per hour, streaming across the sky like a fiery meteor and plunged into the South Atlantic Ocean about 5,200 miles, southeast of here. Herbert A- Wilson, manager of Project Fire, said preliminary data radioed back from the pay-load "looked very favorable." The spacecraft was designed to take more than 300 � measurements of space heat for scientists to plot the safe, return to, astronauts from the moon and other-planetary voyages. Several hours, before the shot, *he third stage of v a Delta rock- to extend that country's anti-Communist war to "the sources of the trouble, whether in North Viet Nam or Laos." Nixon, speaking to the. American-Japan Society and the American Chamber of Commerce in j/pari, called for a tougher U. S. .stand a-gainst Communist expansion in Asia. He then took off for the United States, ending an eight-nation tour of the Far East that took him to South Viet Nam, the Philippines, Formosa, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan. Hahn To Speak AD. CD inner -Dr. T. Marshall Hahn Jr., president of V.P.I, will be the principal speaker at the Virginia Congressional Dinner, scheduled April 28 at the Hotel Washington in Washington. . Rep. J. Vaughan Gary, who is retiring from Congress after completion of his present-term, will be honored by the Chamber with a scroll denoting his lohg'and valuable service to iVirginia., Guests at ..the dinner will be Virginia's two senators, 10 rep-resentatives, their " wives and members of their staffs. The dinner is being held in conectioh with the annual meeting of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. April 21st The Emory and Henry College Alumni Association has slated a meeting for all graduates and former students residing in Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles Counties. The dinner meeting will be at 6:45 p.m., April 21 in Fellowship Hall bf Grove Avenue Methodist Church in Radford. The Emory and Henry alumni chapter in this area has been inactive since 1947. Approximately 175/alumni reside in this area and Fred P. Eritler, director of almuni affairs at the.college, hope's to reorganize the. chapter. An Emory and Henry faculty member and two students will present a program at the. Radford meeting.. . "' Dr. Claude S. Chadwick, professor and chairman of the department of biology, will discuss, "The Spirit of Embry -and Henry As. Viewed By a New. Faculty Member." Bobby Tucker, a senior from Dublin, Va., and co-captain of the 1963 football team,- will give an athlete's opinion! of the college. Paul- Brown, co-president of tl>e Christian Student Movement at the college, will describe religious life at the.institution. Following these addresses the chapter will elect officers. ^ ' Reservations may.be made with Hix C. Bondurant of Radford. PENSACOLA, fa. (FHTNC) - Midshipman Fourth Class Carl R. Gibson, son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Robert C. .Gibson of Radford, wa? a recent ^guest of the - Naval Air Basic Training Command at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., for a three day introduction to Naval Aviation. Along with other members of this NROTC'class from the University of Virginia, he was g'n'en the Chesapeake Bay shippingK,n .'extensive tour of-the Pema-lanes and man,-made island which r et>; average about 1,500 feet in length beneath the water's surface. About" five and one-half miles- of the structure is approach road. The Navy .wouldn't allow simple bridges across the Bay since it! felt a well-placed enemy bomb could bottle up the 'fleet at Nor-(Continued on Page 7) Rotarians Addressed cola Naval Air Complex which included visits to the School of Aviation Medicine, the sutvlval exhibit and a device for trr'ning pilots for emergency exit from aircraft under water. He was also given the opportunity to take "a demonstrat'on flight in th" T34 Prihaary Tn;n-ing Aircraft.-' e - VorTech Growth Is Cited By Hopkins The sustained growth of New [school in- training technicians, River Vocational - Technical | usually above the skilled worker classification. "If these people possess the ini- School was emphasized in a talk j at the' Radford 'Rotary Club' meeting last nigtit by J. D: Hopkins, director" of the local vocational school. \  , Hopkins traced the growth.and tiative to push, farther up the ladder of advancement, vocational-technical school can.offer the initial training to serve as the stimulus for this. advSncanjent," et jgnited during an indoor test and shot white hot gases and flames through the concrete test buildings.. Three men were critically burned and eight others injured. The booster was being readied to hurl a satellite into orbit next Tuesday. I i S. J.1 Dagle, .an -engineer for Ball Brothers Corp., of Boulder, Cdloj, received burns over'his entire body .lL D. Gabel, also a Ball Brothers engineer, and J. W. Fassett, a space agency engineer from Merritt Island, Fla., recei ' ved 80 per cent burns. All were in critical' condition. Investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Admin istratioh NASA and , Douglas Aircraft Co:, Jnc.,- 'arrivedj Tues day night to join an Air'Force Board of inquiry iet up t^> seek the cause bf the accident. It was -(Continued on Page 7) CHURCH MEMBERSHIP Figures show percentage at population claiming church membership. k.H. ~ _ ^ _ vt. 531^ N. DAK. ' ~ 64 62 { wis. 64 development of Vo-Tech through | he sald- � its history with the emphasis on1 Dr.-Charles Duncan .arranged the growth during the past two the program. ' yeaX.s' , j ,, '� j. William B. Hatcher announced "Two years ago we had the that the annufll Rot�|ry Beauty mistaken idea" lhat' our major j Pageant would be held on May 5 jj^P Newsmap NATION OF FAITHFUL--Of the 185.2 million persons of the United States, nearly 117 million, or 63 per cent, claim church membership of some type. And growth is continuing. When the U.S. population increased 1.6 per cent from 1961 to 1962, U.S. , church membership jjlso grew 1.6 per cent. * Newsmap above shows percentage of pop-. tulation of each state which claims church membership. .Source; The Lutheran Witness. we had lhat' our growth period had passed. At that/time we had 130 students and eight instructors.. Now we have 255 Students and 12 instructors," Hopkins' said. The Vo-Tech director described the operations of two classes 1 that I have, been formed during the'last | year. One is a course for Clerks-Stenographers" and the other is a high school completion course for persons who did not graduate, from high school. . ' �! The.Clerk-Stenographef course j is operated under the Manpower ! Training Act." The instruction! . . ,. . utilizes the'latest in office equip-: strations m use of the trampoline, ment which was procured at a fencing, tumbling, and modern cost of $12,00'0. Because funds for dance continuation of the course have j The sports 'pr6gram will last' not been appropriated by Conr I * . . gress, tho-class-has been suspend-,!from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with awards ed. | presented at the close of the acti- Hopkins related tha.t 40 persons ; vities to teams with the highest enrolled in the initial high school;! cumuiative point'total, completion course.  . " 1 "This is a very valuable'jaddition because so many dropouts lj.ck only a small aijn9unt of credit, and this allows them to get. the j RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) - Ma].. diploma, which, is myaluable in i Gen Paul M, Booth, Virginia- AdO obtaining employment, he add- j jutant General, said today the Virginia National Guard will change from a. drill a week.schedule to a weekend drill ' per 'month.  j The 'change becomes optional I with Vir jn'a 'G ard units immed* iately but Booth said he expected College Sets Play Day 18th Girls frorn_ Southwest Virginia high schools will compete in team and individual  sports' Saturday" at Radford College in a Play Day sponsored by the Monogram Club. Radford College physical educar tion students will also git'e demon- Cul Guard Drills ed. The locar-educator ' discussed .the work of the 'Slaughter Commission in Virginia'and its study of vocational education recommendations. ^ ' He also explained the rqle of, it to become mandatory after July, the present ,- day ' vocational .1- ;