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   Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - October 22, 1965, Stevens Point, Wisconsin                               flmirt latly jmmral SEVENTIETH YEAR FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN 54481, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1965 COPY 6c Gemini Six Team Making Final Checks By JOHN BARBOUR CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford whizzed through their last major medi- cal checkups today and planned more practice for Monday's space chase in their Gemini 6 hunter spacecraft. Doctors did not immediately offer a statement but the med- ical examination was designed mostly to obtain normal base- line data for comparison with data obtained during and after the flight. The weather report for launch day, through still satisfactory, was not as bright as Thursday, which said clouds would be above feet in the launch area. The revised report said clouds now are expected above feet. Schirra, ,a Navy captain, and Stafford, an Air Force major, spent most of the time in a flight simulator Thursday sharpening up for the attempt to find and dock with the orbiting Agena rocket. That's the main objective of the one or two-day flight that will blast off Monday at a.m. EST an hour and 41 minutes after the target rocket is sent aloft. Thursday night, the astro- nauts spent about an hour after dinner making a final check of cockpit and camera equipment. Besides taking movies of their rendezvous and docking, they also will photograph special land and cloud features. It was dusk before the world- wide tracking network that will monitor Monday's flight fell si- lent after a daylong commu- nications checkout Thursday. The Gemini astronauts' joined in the rehearsal. Gemini program director GEMINI 6 astronauts Walter M. Schirra, left, and Thomas P. Stafford ride elevator after' test run of their flight scheduled for Monday at Cape Ken- nedy, Fla. Charles Matthews said he would consider the flight successful if at- only one of four hookup tempts was successful. Even though it'-will man's first effort at rendezvous and docking, Hie hopes are to give both men some experience in maneuvers which are the basis of U.S. plans to return as- tronauts from the moon. In the Apollo moon trip, ex- "pected in 1969, astronauts leav- ing the moon in a space cab will have to rendezvous with a moth- er ship in orbit about the moon. Their lightweight cab could not stand the rigors of an earth re- entry as will the heavier mother ship. Johnson Back At Desk To Road Bill Viet Cong Renew Assault On Special Forces Camp By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) The Viet Cong made another strong attack on the beleaguered Special Forces camp at Plei Me today, but the Sign WASHINGTON (AP Con- valescing President Johnson, back home at the White House, signs today the highway beauti- fication bill passed by the House on the eve of his gall bladder operation. Many of those who helped get the bill through his wife Lady Bird, congressmen, conserva- tionists and garden clubbers were invited to the afternoon ceremony in the East Room. The President had made this his last item of business before his surgery Oct. 8, and he made it his first official ceremonial act on his return to the White House. Facing four to six weeks of recuperation, Johnson was eas- ing back to work with the possibility of a lengthy Texas ranch stay while he regains his strength. "He would like to go to Tex- White House press secre- tary BD1 D. Moyers reported, but announced no plans. Coming home Thursday after two weeks in Bethesda Naval Hospital the President fighting died down again late in the day, a U.S. mili- tary spokesman reported. The Communist guerrillas shot down a U.S. Air Force Sky- raider, but the was res- cued, the spokesman said. Eight Americans were killed in two helicopter crashes in the area Tuesday and Wednesday. The Viet Cong, battered the Plei Me' .miles' northeast of Saigon Jwittu mor- tars, automatic weapons and small arms. A .Vietnamese ran- ger unit fought its'-way into the to''bol- ster the tough. mountain meh'who'have kept the-'guerril-' las- at bay for three days. U.S. jets pounded the guerril- las around the camp continuous- ly. About 500 Viet Cong launched the attack at Pfei .Me early Wednesday. The camp then was defended by about 300 Montag- nard tribesmen and 10 or 12 American, advisers. U.S. helicopters lifted several companies of Vietnamese -in Thursday, and U.S. .authorities said it appeared the Communist offensive had been blunted. But latest reports said the Reconnaissance units and a ranger battalion pushed into the area in the flooded Plain of Reeds after reports that a Viet Cong company or battalion up to 550 men were operating there. The government troops seized a small number of arms, cap- tured three Viet Cong suspects and destroyed 23 sampans in nearby canals, but enemy casu- alties in that phase of the action were not known when the fighting died and the govern- ment troops pulled out. Vietnamese commanders and senior American advisers are braced for a final Viet Cong push-in the Mekong River delta before the rainy season ends. U.S. Secretary "of Defense Robert S. McNamara said last week that the Viet Cong's mon- soon offensive was defeated in its objectives to cut Viet Nam in half and to destroy the regu lar government forces. The major Communist attacks during the late summer have been in the central highlands where the bulk of U.S. comba forces are stationed. Recently there have been signs that the Viet Cong are stepping up their attacks in the Mekong River delta, south o. Saigon, where there are no U.S troops except for American ad- visers to Vietnamese units. SIXTEEN PAGES Air Strikes Center On Railroad Lines Viet Cong remained in positions around the camp in heavy strength and were massing large concentrations of weap- ons. U.S. advisers in the camp re- ported seeing at least 90 enemy bodies in the barbed wire around the camp and on the ground beyond. U.S. officials said the garrison had suffered light casualties. The Communists began a new heavy barrage early today, and U.S. planes also drew heavy fire. conducted ences on afternoon International confer- affairs with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler from bed. His chief surgeon, Dr. George C. Hallenbeck of the Mayo Clin- ic in Rochester, Minn., had come to stay with Johnson at the White House as long as "the President is there." The doctors had given John- son "the full green light" and sent him home with just a "lean and lightweight bandage" over the portion of the incision where the last of three drainage tubes had been removed. The President kissed his Navy nurse, Lt. (j.g.) Mary Carroll of Cleveland, goodby, told fellow patients left behind "Now you get well" and paid a farewell visit to ward of Marines woundad ID Yfet Nam fightfnf, "It was a pretty hot said Capt. Bill Wittenberg, Kan- sas City, Kan., who flew over the area dropping flares. Wittenberg reported the camp was under fire from all direc- tions although American planes were pounding the Communists through the night. U.S. pilots said a field to the north of the camp was littered with Viet Cong bodies. Government troops went on the offensive in the Mekong Riv- er delta and new Viet Cong loss- es were reported in a battle ear- lier in the week in the northern- most province of Quang Tri. Fifty-nine guerrillas were re- ported killed in two operations in the delta, 43 of them in a clash Thursday in Dinh Tuong Province, 35 miles southwest of Saigon. U.S. sources confirmed that 148 Viet Cong were killed in the Red attack Wednesday on an outpost'hi Ba Long Valley, 410 miles north of Saigon. Earlier reports said 90 guerrillas were killed. U.S. Marines in the Qui Nhon area, 260 miles north of Saigon, ambushed a Viet Cong force and killed 11 guerrillas. No Ameri- can casualties were reported. Other Marines in the Da Nang and Chu Lai areas reported 11 other Viet Cong killed. In the Mekong River Delta overwhelming strength and speedy action paid off for South Vietnamese forces. About 600 government troops swooped down on a small Viet Cong concentration at Xom Chua, 35 miles southwest of Sai- gon. They killed 43 of the Com- munists, captured 15 and came By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. bombing has been concentrating heavily in the past several weeks on railroad lines linking North Viet Nam's capital with Red China, U.S. officials said today. What gives this pattern of attack significance is that this single-track line is the major rail connection between parts of Commu- nist China. Trains bound from one part of southern China to another must tra- vel through Hanoi. Thus, in addition to impeding the movement of Chinese aid into North Viet Nam, the U.S. bombing may also be disrupting Chinese communications to some extent. U.S. jets have been hitting repeatedly at tracks, bridges and yards along the rail route extending to the northeast and northwest from Hanoi. High- ways and highway bridges also have been smashed. Officials disclosed this while disputing allegations by Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, retired Air Force chief of staff, that not enough air power is being used in the Viet Narn war. LeMay, former head of the Strategic Air Command, told a luncheon Thursday honoring him as winner of the 1965 Collier Trophy that because of a hold- back in air power "there are people still getting killed who shouldn't be killed." The U.S. officials defended U.S. bombing policy, saying it has been directed at destroying military targets and trying to stop the flow of men and arms into South Viet Nam, rather than being an offensive to de- stroy North Viet Nam's econo- my. out with only Thursday, There were a few wounded no casualties among the American advisers with tht government These officials described the bombing as pursuing "limited objectives.'' Citing results, they said 130 bridges important links on roads and railroads have been made impassable. About 90 per cent of the traf- fic in Communist soldiers and weapons bound for South Viet Nam travels over North Viet Nam's rail and road network, these officials estimated. Thursday, officials also re- ported More than 20 sites for Soviet- built antiaircraft missiles have been spotted in North Viet Nam. Most are not operational. About Viet Cong sol- diers have been killed in Viet Nam this year, but despite the losses the number of Commu- nist regular and irregular troops has increased in the past four months. Last year's Viet Cong losses were placed at 000. Twenty-eight American serv- icemen were killed in action in the week ended last Monday. cans have been killed. And, in a Senate speech, Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., said there are clear signs Viet Cong morale is beginning to crack. The .Communists, he said, now realize they cannot win the war and "hope to achieve at the con- ference table the victory which has been denied them on the field of battle." KoWer Offers To Reinstate 153 Workers SHEBOYGAN (AP) The Kohler Co., has offered to rein- state 153 employes who retired or were released during the United Auto Workers' six and one-half year strike against the firm, A spokesman for UAW Local 833 confirmed today that letters had been sent out by the plumb- ingware firm. Pace Of UF Drive Slower Than Expected United Fund officials have ex- pressed concern over the pro- gress of the drive in Stevens Point. More than remains un- collected out of a campaign goal of Leaders of the drive are par- ticularly worried about the re- tail and small business division, which is lagging behind last year by 50 per cent. The goal in the division is nearly and only has been contributed to date. James Feigleson. retail div- ision chairman, said it is pos- sible some small businessmen may not have been contacted by a United Fund volunteer. "If any merchant is in this Feigleson said, "he may contact the United Fund office and a volunteer will be dispatched immediately." He asked firms with more than three employes to expedite employe solicitations and turn employe and corporate gifts in- to the United Fund office. The UF campaign in the Ste- vens Point area raises money for 18 health, welfare and serv- ice organizations. "Extra effort on the part of everyone in the community will be needed if the goal is to be said Feigleson. Heavy Rain Floods Homes At Kenosha Resigning Klan Memb er Hand s Over Records By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) A Goldsboro, N.C., Ku Klux Klansman resigned from tne Jiian today on a congressional witness chair, saying he believed God and his country should come before any Klan vows. Joseph G. DuBois, a used car salesman who said he was treasurer of the Golds- boro Klan Klayern, turned over records and documents of his unit to the House Committee on Un-American Activities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A soaking rain swept south- eastern Wisconsin Thursday, causing minor flooding, particu- larly in the Kenosha area. Rainfall in Kenosha reached almost the six inch level, flood- ing hundreds of basements and streets and interrupting tele- phone service at about 850 Floo'ded streets and homes were also reported in Milwau- kee, Cudahy, Menomonee Falls, Bayside and Franklin. There were no reports of any injuries from the flooding, but hundreds of motorists were har- assed as their cars stalled in water-filled streets. The rain also produced a rash of minor accidents throughout the area, police said. The rainy weather and cool temperatures came into Wiscon- sin on the heels of a cold front pushed by a low pressure sys- tem south of the state. The cold air collided with lingering warm air to produce the rain. Kenosha received 5.66 inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today, includ- ng 2.74 inches in two hours and 37 minutes-. Most streets in Kenosha were nearly dry early this morning but some flooded spots re- mained in areas on the outskirts. Burlington had 2.80 inches, Racine 1.96 and Milwaukee Gen- era] Mitchell Field 1.64. The high temperature report- ed the state Thursday was 59 degrees at Lone Rock. The lowest temperature in the state was 24 degrees at Hurley. The highest temperature in he nation Thursday was 102 at Miramar and El Toro, Calif. The lowest this morning was 23 at Pocatelio, Idaho. Branch Banking Proposal Killed MADISON (AP) It took a threatened fist fight on the Senate floor to stop the arguing Wednesday after lawmakers killed a bill to open Wisconsin to branch banking. Four hours of heated debate preceded the 18-15 ballot. And, for added drama, supporters took Sen. Casimir Kendziorski, D- Milwaukee, from the hos- pital where he was receiv- ing treatment for an in- fected foot and wheeled him into the chamber to vote. Sens. Norman Sussman, D- Milwaukee, and Gerald Lorge, R-Bear Creek, almost came to blows during a procedural argu- ment that developed when die- hard supporters tried to revive the banking proposal with a de- layed vote on reconsideration. Sussman had the floor and was accusing Lorge of "not tell- ing the truth." Lorge sprang to his feet, tossed a booklet and a packet of papers over his desk and shout- ed: "I'm getting tired of being called a liar." The booklet and pitched 'pa- papers landed at Sussman's feet and the Milwaukee Democrat wheeled. "Don't you dare throw a book at Sussman said. "You're not big enough to do that." Sussman then shed his coat and headed for Lorge shouting: "If I'd ever punch him in the nose, he'd go right to the floor." Both senators weigh well over 200 pounds. But while Sen. Frank Panzer, R-Browrisville, gaveled for order and Sen. Rich- ard Zaborski, D-Milwaukee, called for a recess, the Senate sergeant's staff restrained the combatants. The Assembly-approved bill would have permitted banking firms to establish branches with a 35-mile radius of their home institution. Branches of Milwaukee County banks would have been restricted to 20 miles. Lorge opposed the legislation. "This is designed to help big banks become bigger, the poor poorer and the rich he said. "This is nothing more than a financial power grab." Supporters argued that 90 Congress Puts On Drive For Adjournment By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gress pushes toward adjourn- ment today, still faced with fi- nal decisions on federal pay and sugar legislation. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen predicted flatly Congress %vould finish its work today, while other congressional leaders said the end wouldN come by Saturday at the latest. As the session drew near a close, the Johnson administra- tion saw money denied to start two of its "Great Society" pro- grams when both Houses ac- cepted the decision of Senate- ap- this House conferees to drop propriations requests at banks now operate 174 branches (See BANK BILL page 2) The reinstatement proposal was made at a meeting in Mil- waukee of representatives o: the company, union and the Na tional Labor Relations Board. Kohler now has offered in one form or another to reinstate al major groups of strikers except those whose dismissal was up- held by the NLRB or federal court The NLRB has notified -the company that it wjll schedule hearings to determine the amounts of back pay due to ap- proximately workers or former employes. The figure is expected to amount to several million dollars. The reinstatement offer went to 81 released employes and 72 who retired. Street Crew Sidetracks Train PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) A city street crew inadvertently covered a stretch of railroad tracks with tar. Minutes later, a rolling Santa Fe switch engine slid off the tracks and onto the street. No one was hurt. The train was pulled back onto the tracks Jtnuarjr 1961, 130 Annul- fomt awag Refugee Boats Step Up Trips KEY WEST, Fla. ugees are leaving Cuba'by the hundreds but Prime Minister Fidel Castro says men of mili- tary age will be kept behind. The arrival of more than 350 refugees aboard 26 small boats in the Florida Keys Thursday ended a two-day lull in the exo- dus. Twenty-three ar r i v e d aboard two small boats early to- day. New arrivals said more than 200 boats are waiting to sail emigrants the 90 miles to Key West. Twenty-seven refugees and three crewmen crowded into he 20-foot motorboat Cherokee. Despite 80-degree heat, refugee Pablo Martinez Vera clutched an old brown wool overcoat. "This is in case they send me up he said. The new arrivals brought to more than the number who have fled since Oct. 10. One new arrival, Juvenal VTontesino, said, "I just made t; I'll be 14 years old in 10 ays." Youths 14 to 27 are required o complete their military serv- to Cuba. Balloon Rip Spoils Try For Long Jump MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Nicholas J. Pian- tanida, who had hoped to make a record jump of feet, was forced to bail out at feet today when his helium- filled balloon collapsed. The balloon climbed to feet, then began descending as tearing developed in the fabric. There was no immediate deter- mination of what caused the rip- ping, but project officials said they hope to try another launch "as soon as possible." The 33-year-old Brick Town, N.J., man bailed out over Hoi- man Airport, St. Paul, within a half hour of his a.m. take- off at the old university airport a few miles north of the Twin Cities. Piantanida had intended to climb some feet, or 22 miles before jumping in his pressurized space suit with ex- pectations of breaking the sound jarrier. About 100 persons had gath- ered to see the liftoff in clear weather, with the temperature at 30 degrees. Piantanida had expected to come down about 10-40 miles south of Minneapolis- St. Paul. He was to have fallen free undl an automatic device time for rent subsidy and teach- ers corps programs. But the action scarcely dimmed the luster of a Congress which has given President John- son practically every major bill for which he asked. In both instances Thursday, the Senate backed down in the face of House insistence that funds be delayed until details the programs can be further worked out. These issues remained to be settled: SUGAR. Senate and House conferees meet today to work out differences between the two I er Of mv unjt The committee, which ia making' a general investi- gation of the Klan, had subpoenaed the records. In earlier sessions this week of the investigation, higher lead- ers of the Klan had refused to turn over any records or answer any questions. DuBois told the committee he had been advised to "stand on the Fifth Amendment." But he said "I think that will not help my record. Any vows I took in the Klan are secondary to my loyalty and integrity to the na- tion...God is first, then country. I have no intention to take the Fifth no matter what." The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution provides no one can be forced1 to give testimony that would incriminate him. This amendment was invoked by pre- vious Klan witnesses, including Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton of the United Klans of America, in refusing to answer questions. Though refusing to talk when in the witness chair, Shelton Has been a talkative man when out of it. "You don't see me wor- ried, do he said to re- porters Thursday. The pudgy DuBois proved to be a different breed of Klans. man. After he was-sworn in, he re- marked "I haven't been this nervous was in action in told of having to go to work at the age of 15 to support his mother and sister. He said he joined the Civilian Conserva- tion Corps and then joined the Marines in 1941, serving in many Pacific battles. After the war, he continued, he attended night school to com- plete his high school education, and went into the used car busi- ness in Goldsboro in 1951. He said he joined the Klan 18 months ago, feeling that its pur- pose was "the betterment of the country." Goldsboro Klansmen, he said, were "garden variety Ameri- cans" and "as far as I know there is nothing subversive in it." He said he had told the local Klavern about the committee subpoena and by a unanimous show of hands they gave him permission to turn over the rec- ords. Nonetheless, he told the com- mittee "I would like to resign as a Klan member and treasur- opentd hii fttt chambers' measures setting foreign and domestic quotas for the U.S. sugar market. Chairman Harold D. Cooley, D-N.C., of the House Agricul- ture Committee indicated he thinks there will be little diffi- culty in reaching an agreement. The Senate bill is more in line with administration recom- mendations. FEDERAL PAY. Prompt Senate passage was expected today of a bill with salary in- creases of 3.6 per cent effective Oct. 1 for 1.8 million federal workers. The Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee scaled down a House-passed bill calling for a 4 per cent raise more than the administration favors. The House was expected to go along with Senate action in or- der to avoid the possibility of a presidential veto. Before turning to the federal pay question, the Senate hoped to act on President Johnson's nomination of David G. Bress to be U.S. attorney for the of Columbia. Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., planned a last-ditch floor fight against Bress but Democratic leaders were confident the nom- ination would be approved. A number of minor matters also remained on the agenda. Chairman Edwin E. Willis, D-La., told him "I congratulate you for voluntarily saying what you said. I say amen." DuBois said, "I am a Baptist and a Christian and I intend to tell the truth. I hope I am not hurting anyone. Back when I was fighting I didn't know what I was fighting for. Now I have a wife and children and I know what I am fighting for. There are things I don't approve in the government, handed down by the government... "The greatness of this country is not only government, but in spite of the government." DuBois produced the records from a brief case and handed them over in a leather pouch. He said he would like to have them returned because the Klavern had entrusted him with (See KLAN INQUIRY page 2) The Weather Ballot Box Locked With Key Inside GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) Elec- tion workers in one precinct locked their ballot box about as securely as possible for a spe- cial election this week. They locked the key to the padlock inside the ballot box. It took election officials two hours to saw the lock off so they could oount tht ballot! a day _ Partly cloudy and not so cool tonight. Saturday mostly cloudy and little temperature change. Low tonight 37-45 north. High Saturday 47-62. Southwesterly winds 8- 15 m.p.h. tonight. Temperatures Yesterday's high, 53. Last night's low, 29. Noon today, 46. Five-day peratures 1-4 degrees be- low normal. Normal high 48-59. Normal low is 31- 38. A little warmer early next week, turning cooler in midweek. Showen after tilt wtdstnd. SPAPFRI fSPA-PERI   

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