Radford News Journal, July 28, 1964

Radford News Journal

July 28, 1964

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Radford News Journal (Newspaper) - July 28, 1964, Radford, Virginia radford. virginia all america city Home DaHy of Virginia s Golden Meet 81ST YEAR NQ4* 65, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL RADFQRD, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1964 TE LEPHONE RAD FORD 639-2436 WEATHER Partly cloudy,- quite warm/and humid today through Wednesday with a chance Of a few showers today and scattered thundershow-ers likely Wednesday afternoon and night. Low tonight 67 to 72. SEVEN CENTS. ew xpansion Program For Plant In Radford Construction This aerial view of New River Textiles shows--*- - a $2,000,000 modernization project which is scheduled to begin in the near future. A two-story addition to the plant, a unit of Burlington Industries, will be placed on east side of the present building. 22nd Polaris Sub Joins Navy Today � Newport News, Va., (UPl)- The USS James Madison, 22nd Polaris flringnuclear submarine to join theTTaVy fleets, will be placed in commission here today.' �� The fleet ballisticmissilesub-marlne, designated SSBN-627 and named after, the fourth president; is the seventii of its type to be built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. . The James Madison was launched March 15, 1963, exactly 375 days after its keel was laid, Assistant Secretary of Defense for installations . and logistics, T.homas D, Morris, will makethe principal address atthecommis stoning ceremony. . Commander Joseph L. Skoog Jr., prospective commanding of fleer," blue crew, will assume .command of the Madison and set the first'watch. The prospective commanding officer; of the gold crew, commander James D. Kearny, will read his orders and assume command of the gold crew.  B- . Swim Classes Get Underway The Red Cross swimming In structors course began,at Wild-wood swimming Pool yesterday The class, which is given from 10 to 12 at the pool, will continue for two weeks. Anyone interested In the course should come to the pool at 10 a.m. . Adult Swimming lessons will be given between 4;30 and 5.-30 p.m. dally except Thursday afternoons at the Wildwood pool. The classes will continue" for two weeks. Any (interested adult should come to the pool at 4;30| today. Jhe final set of swimming lessons for children will begin August 10. The two classes are at 10 and 11 a,m. Registration center for the classes is located at the Recreation Building. Harriette Anderson, John Wat erworth, and Butch Walb will be giving the lessons. . tmIVfclfargScliroi Talked For Clinic, Welf A proposal' to use the old McHarg School building, plans to purchase land for an east end playground, and more sub-ford college has provided a build-division problems were discussed by Radford city Council at its bi-monthly meeting yesterday. John M. Goldsmith brought Council a recommendation to use the old McHarg School Building for the mental health clinic and the Radford Welfare Department. Goldsmith pointed out that Rad-fprfc College had provided a building for housing the Mountain Empire Mental Health Clinic for the past few years. However, the building being used by Mountain .Empire has to be vacated for building space needed by the college. ' /. The clinic group found a dwelling, near the old site. They have a one-year lease on the dwelling. Nevertheless, the group must have permanent headquarters. Goldsmith asked Council to "consider the possibilities" of using McHarg for the clinic. He suggested that the health and welfare departments be moved to the site and that, one room be used for a police department classroom. To finance repairs and renovations which might be needed on the building, he.suggested sell-, ing the building which now houses the health and welfare departments. If the school is not in good enough condition for use as a clinic, Goldsmith suggested that the building be razed and a new one built on the site. A committee that incorporated all phases was named by Mayor Sam Mattox. The committee, headed by W. H. Cochran, was instructed to:�make a thorough study�of; this building". It was also noted that the city might be able to obtain federal funds in construction and maintenance, of the building. Council authorized City Attorney G. Garland Wilson to make a firm, offer to owners of property in Mill. Village in east Radford that Council hopes to make Into a playground." 1 W. A. Caldwell appraised the land for the city and submitted an appraisal of $10,500 to Council." Wilson plans to make this offer to the three owners of the property, Mrs. John B.^ Spiers, Sr., Dr. Garrett D%Mon, and Judge Ted Dalton. Members of Council expressed hope that 'the offer would ,be accepted, since a playground^ln that area is badly needed. The tract covers approximately. 5 acres of land. James Graham appeared before Council to request that theR committee that was appointed to study the valley.View street Subdivision make its report, As chairman of the committee, Councilman " Robert Irons made the report to council. He recommended that the city agree to build a sewer line to the homes in the area. The city would also hard surface the road leading to the Astronauts For 'Gemini* Named HOUSTON UPI-The Federal Space Agency Monday named usecond generation" astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward h; White II to make a four-day flight into orbit arpund the earth in early, 1965. ;\ The voyage, far and,away the longest ever attempted by' the United States, will "follow the inaugural GeminiJUghts of three orbits by astronauts Virgil L Gus Grissom and John .W.Young. That trip is' set for late this year or early 1965. The nomination of McDivitt and White, two of. the nine astronauts added to' the program In September/196?, came as a surprise. Orginally, space officials had Indicated they would name one of the original seven Mercury astronauts and one of the newer group to the earlier Gemlnirmissions. ' Project Gemini is this nation's first attempt to put two -astronauts into space aboard one capsule. In earlier Project Mercury, six U.'S; astronauts went Into space at a.tlme. "* area within a .year if the residents supplied/ grading and base stone"at the present time. '" After further discussion, it was voted that an agreement be drawn up ,on the basis of the recommendation made by Councilman Iron's committee. Andrew Glesen appeared as a representative of Cumberlee Subdivision concerning a\Water contract with the city. Glesen pointed out that the contract was very much like the ones drawn up by other subdivisions., ...Counc^men- were not completely satisfied with the working of tne contract and voted to have the City Attorney and city Manager discuss the contract with the developers of the subdivision. Council will hold a special session "to discuss and approve or reject the contract after It Is considered by the city manager and attorney. John Whitehead,appeared as a me/mber of the New River Industrial commission with W. A. Caldwell to urge'council to work mWe closely with NRVIC. Whitehead also noted that Radford has a vacancy on the commission which should be filled. City manager Frank Force was appointed by Council to be recommended to the commission. Pine Valley Recreation club delegate Berkley Williams was present at the meeting to notify Council that the club is willing to pay/half of the cost of hard-surfacing the road leading to the /club, if the city will pay the rest. .Since the street is not dedicated, Council could not agree :to the offer Immediately. Council Voted to accept the offer as soon as the street is dedicated and ; accepted by the city. �'i. John B. Spiers represented the Medallion Community Television Company which hopes to install cable television in the ,�'Golden Triangle" of Radford, Christiansburg, and Blacksburg. The" company is not asking for an exclusive franchise In the city. ; ,'f-. � -Continued on page 5 ,� Injunction Granted In Prince George : Richmond, Va., (UPI)--A Federal Court Monday issued an injunction to end alleged racial discrimination in Prince George county, Va., public schools. U. S. District Judge John D. Butzner ruled evidence showed there were really two school systems in the county, one for Negroes and one for whites,-despite token dessegregatlpn. The decision resulted from a suit brought before the Federal Court Oct. 31,1963, by the parents of 23 Prince George county chil* dren^that charged the county was practicing school segregation in defiance of higher court rulings. Butzner said although the 23 plaintiffs have been assigned to predominantly all-white schools after the suit was filed in court, the suit did not stop there. The Judge Said it was a "class suit" and went beyond the 23. individuals concerned. . Butzner struck two.par graphs from the original complaint: one called for> the admittance of the 23 plalntiffs--who since the suit was first filed-were assigned by the Stat Pupil Placement Board to the schools they -sought to enter.for the 1964-65 year. The" other paragraph eliminated, asked the court to force the. county school board to formulate a plan for segregation. Negro Artorney S. W. Tucker said the case was not a "complicated issue. They (Prince George count) .operate \as of this minute a bi-racial school system." James s. Battle, chief lawyer for the Prince: GeorgeScounty public school board, saldAhere was no evidence "that any-lvTegro child has been denied adjnission to any school or been treated differently from the whites." The parents of the 23 Negro children who brought the complaints which resulted in Mondays hearing said elementary age' children from Fort Lee are ^routinely  assigned" to all-Negro schools.  ! As Bids Let A $2,000,000 investment Will be involved in an expansion program at the New River Textiles plant of Burlirtgtbn Industries which will get underway here soon, J. C. Cowan, Jr., of Greensboro, N. C, viqe chairman of Burlington, announced here today. Cowan's announcement -was made in- a luncheon at Tyler Motor Hotel attended by a number, of" local business and civic leaders. Plans are now being prepared, he told the-gxoup ,f or_the_addiiioji^^ feet of floor space at the local manufacturing plant. The project calls for construction of a two-story addition to extend" out from the east side of the building, toward Whitehall Street. 1 . The project is to be let for bids in the next weeks,- with construction beginning immediately after awarding of contract*-It-^is-estimated-that_the_new_facili^ ties will be completed in six to eight months, with production scheduled to begin, in the new structure in the early Spring. The added floor space will provide room for expansion of production equipment in the fabric weaving plant and also will provide additional warehouse space, New River Textiles, a unit of the Burlington Greige Sales division of Burlington Industries, was built and put into operation by Burlington in 1937. As a result of several previous expansion programs, the present plant is more than twice the original size of the first structure and when the proposed project is completed will be almost triple the 1937 plant area. The plant produces several basic fabric styles; woven from 100 per cent acetate yarn. New River Textiles' acetate taffetas and satins ajre used primarily in the apparel lining trades--for dresses, coats, pockets and pocketbook linings and for casket linings., The local plant is one of 126 Burlington Industries plants located in 17'states,.including 15 plants in the state of Virginia. Burlington also has operations in eight foreign countries and1 Puerto Rico. The world's leading and most diversified? textile manlllLCturing and merchandising organization, Burlington's annual sales volume exceeds $1 billion. Frank Barber, plant manager of New River Textiles, presided oyer the luncheon meeting and, introduced other Burlington executives attending the event, including N." E. Garvin of Greensboro, division manager of Burlington Greige Sales Go. B. W. McKenzie of Bristol, Tenn., group manager of several Burlington Greige Sales plants, in Bristol, Radford and Vinton, introduced Mr. Cowan. Area Briefs The. Kiwanis Club of Radford will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 29th, prom-. ply at 6:30 p.m. at Camp Kiw-^anee, where they will join the bpys they are sponsoring. Any member that can not possibly come to the camp, please go by\the Governor Tyler Hotel, sign in for the "round table" meeting that is held when the meeting place of the club is changed. * * * MYRTLE BEACH, S. C.---- C. f. Crews of Radford entered a prize winning 2-pound 2-ounce summer trout in the June pier competition of the $10,000 Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo. The catch was made on Pawleys Island Pier and won a second place certificate for crews. /*' * * ' CHARLOTTESVILLE-------- William West Hopkins, son of Mr., and Mrs. H. H. Hopkins of 1005 Lyle St. in Radf6rd7~hasToined the management development st- ' aff in' the Eastern Office of the State Farm Mutual Automobile-Insurance Co. in Charlottesville. -He Is a 1964 graduate in business administration of Virginia polytechnic institute, where he was on the group staff of the Cadet Corps, a member of Phi (Beta, Lambda scholastic fraternity and S & S military society. He is living at the Crestvlew Upts. pn Angus Road in cfiarfoT" fctesvllle. Psychiatric Test Granted Leikett Fredericksburg, Va., (UPIJ--A judge granted a motion Monday requesting psychiatric tests for bruce Walter Leikett, but refused to grant a change of venue for the 24-year-old Detroit native, accusecr in the murder of two* Fredericksburg policemen. Defense attorneys asked that Leikett be transferred to Southwest Stat Hospital at Marion, Va., for examinations and possible treatment to determine whether he had the ability to resist the impulse to kill. Judge s. Bernard Coleman 'granted the motion after testi- mony revealed Leikett had atone time spent 27 months in a Federal mental Institution in Missouri. , - The second motion asked for a change of venue or a Jury from an area other than Fredericksburg on grpunds-Leikett was unable to get-a fair trail here because of extensive and alleged highly emotional news coverage. The motion was denied after Judge Coleman heard testimony' from James McKnlght> managing editor of the Fredericksburg. Free Lance-star; J. W. Poole, manager of radio station WFLS/% * * * USS JOHNSTON (FHTNC)--- Midshipman Third class carl R. Gibson, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Gibson, of 615 Seventh St., Radford, is aboard the destroyer USS Johnston for a Midshipman Training Cruise. ~He is receiving practical tra-[inlng in navigation, seamanship, gunnery^and^shipboardroullneJn l preparing for duties as' a- naval officer. . Johnston operates out of Charleston, S. C. SCA Group In Workshop At College Meeting at Radford College for the 12th annual workshop of the Virginia Student Cooperative Association, 170 high school students who are leaders in their schools got started today on a week-long program of leadership training. The SCA is a PTA-sponsored organization with chapters in schools throughout the state. The local chapters serve as the governmental voices of the students; Today .the delegates met for the first time in separate councils which are organized to simulate the local SCA chapter pattern. Throughout the week the students will wrestle with problem situations which have been devised by the SCA advisory staff, and they will present alternate plans for solving the problems as part of their leadership training. There are 70 adults assisting in the workshop and- giving Instruction in parlimentary procedure, public relations techniques, and problem-solving methods. Guy Wohlford is representing the Radford High School SCA at the summer workshop. Delegates to the workshop come from more than' 100 schools throughout the state. Miss Emma Galllmore, a teacher at Pulaski High School and chairman of the SCA state advisory committee, Is co-director .of the workshop. The other director is Miss Elizabeth V. Lloyd of Richmond, executive secretary of the Virginia ^pA. This afternoon the delegates will leave the Radford College campus by cars for a picnic and campfire meeting at Claytor Lake. Tomorrow night they will hear an, address by Dr. Charles. G. Caldwell, president of the' Virginia congress of Parents and Teachers* . ^ ;