Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 26, 1966

Stevens Point Daily Journal

February 26, 1966

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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - February 26, 1966, Stevens Point, Wisconsin fette Jtoittt laila flmmral SEVENTY-FIRST YEAR STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN 54481, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1966 COPY lOc TEN PAGES Humphrey Calls US Actions By UOLLIE WEST NEW YORK (AP) Vice President Hubert R Humphrey says that use of America's almost unlimited military power in a "measured, limited degree" is the "most difficult act of self-discipline this nation has had to face." The vice president made this statement Friday night at a dinner marking the 25th anniversary of the journal "Christianity and Crisis." The 525 persons attending lis- tened in silence, giving Hum- phrey ovations before and after his address. Humphrey said he made known America's commitment to the triumph of self-govern- ment during his recent nine-na- tion tour of Southeast Asia. "I have come away from Asia and the Pacific convinced that the spiritual and material re- sources of America are essen- tial ingredients hi winning this he said. "We seek no he added. "We seek to impose no conditions upon others." Hum- phrey said President Johnson and the American people are determined to pursue the course of halting Communist aggres- sion. Hans J. Morgenthau, political science professor at the Univer- sity of Chicago and a critic of American policy in Viet Nam, said he could not remember any controversy in American history as profound as the current one over the country's role hi Viet Nam. Dr. John C. Bennett, president of Union Theological Seminary and editor of "Christianity and said the journal's next issue will contain a "rare joint editorial" questioning the sup- positions of American policy in Viet Nam. The magazine has advocated a negotiated end to the fighting there. About 50 pickets greeted the vice president as he left the Riv- erside Church, where the dinner was held, that read Some carried signs Mayor Raps King's Tactics In Chicago CHICAGO (AP) The meth- ods of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his associates hi assum- ing control of a slum apartment building have come under fire from Mayor Richard J. Daley. Daley said Friday at a news conference: "We all recognize that what is being done out there is for the good of the city. We also recog- nize legal and illegal ways of achieving this objective." Dr. King and two organiza- tions assumed "trusteeship" Wednesday of a six-flat building on the West Side. The organizations are the Co- ordinating Council of Commu- nity Organizations, an alliance of civil rights groups, and the West Side Federation, a neigh- borhood improvement organiza- tion. They have started renovating the structure, with the intention of collecting rents and using the money to pay for the cleanup project. Bomb Threat At Theater An anonymous telephone call received at the Fox Theater, 1124 Main St., at p.m. Fri- day, reported a bomb was planted in the building and set to go off at When City Police arrived, minutes after the call, the the- ater had been cleared of about 200 patrons. Theater employes and police then conducted a thorough search and were able to find nothing. As a safety precaution, the theater remained closed for the evening. The box office cashier who re- ceived the call said a male voice made the phony bomb threat. The Fox was the target of one previous bomb threat in recent years which also proved to be a hoax. State Schools To Get Loans WASHINGTON (AP) The Community Facilities Adminis- tration reserved loans Friday of to Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wis., and mil- lion to Milwaukee School of En- gineering to build dormitories for male students. The engineer- ing school dormitory will be 13 stories tall and will house 420 while project will taUM UL SPAPFRnoClliVE Soviet Charge False, US Declares MOSCOW (AP) The U.S. Embassy announced today it has rejected as "without any foundation" Soviet charges of American violations of the par- tial nuclear test ban treaty. The Soviet charges grew out of the crash hi Spain last month of an American bomber carry- ing nuclear weapons. The American Embassy also rejected a Soviet demand that the United States end flights over foreign territories by bombers carrying nuclear weapons. The .embassy said these flights were made neces- sary by the Soviet nuclear threat to Western security. Davis E. Boster, counselor for political affairs, delivered the embassy reply Friday to the So- viet foreign ministry. The Rus- sians accepted the reply but not its contents. The Soviet charges were con- tained hi a Feb. 16 memoran- dum to U.S. Ambassador Foy D. Kohler from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. It said that as a result of the crash hi Spain of a U.S. B52 bomber "four hydrogen bombs, each of which surpassed hi pow- er hundreds of times over the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, fell on the terri- tory of Spain and the coastal waters of the Mediterraneaai" "At least hi one of these bombs toe detonator blew up and, radioactive substances were released. There is risk of radio- active contamination also from the hydrogen bomb lying at the bottom of the Mediterranean." The American reply termed this sheer propaganda, saying: "The government of the Unit- ed States rejects the allegations made by the Soviet government hi its aide meatoire of Feb.. 16, 1966. The government -of the U.S.S.R. must be aware or could easily have that no nuclear weapon test no nuclear explosion of any kind, and no radioactive pollution of the sea were involved hi the un- fortunate accident over the coast of Spain..." A BANDAGED SCOUT DOG, wounded by shrapnel, receives a comforting pat from S. Sgt. Perry D. Lee of Picayune, Miss., at Tan Binh, South Viet Nam. The dog was evacuated by medical helicopter. Laird Sees GOP Trend Among Vofers WASHINGTON Repub- licans would gain 30 House seats if elections were held to- day, Rep. Melvin Laird. R Wis., said Friday as he predict- ed a major Republican congres- sional comeback in 1966. The comeback would ride the wave of Democratic dissatis- faction over Viet Nam policy and rising prices, Laird, chair- man of the House GOP Confer- ence, said. If the trend continues. Laird said, the GOP could pick up more than 50 House seats and up to a half dozen in the Sen- ate. "It isn't a matter of wishful thinking either." he said. "It's simply mathematics. National polls show that the Republican preference among voters has increased from 43 per cent at the time of the Johnson land- slide to 45.5 per cent today. "This means we can expect to pick up 31 House seats. If Republican preference goes up 3 per cent to 46 per cent we will pick up 38 seats and if it goes up 5 per cent, we will pick up 58 seats." The Democrats now control the House 292 to 140 with three seats vacant. Deferment Test Awaits Male College Students WASHINGTON (AP) One million draft-eligible students are expected to take the Selec- tive Service college qualifica- tion tests, this spring. The ex- ams will help draft boards de- termine whether the students may stay in school or be draft- Stive Service announced that the test would be May 14, May 21 and at locations VWW CBb f JS 4 throughout the continental tests. of as- i__i i___j_ surances trom scnoois tnat stu- ed States, Hawaii; Alaska, Puer- to Rico and the Canal Zone. Draft deferment tests were last used during the Korean war. College students and high school students graduating this year will be eligible but they must apply to take the test by April 23. The test is optional. Science Research Associates of Chicago will administer the exams which will be similar to general aptitude tests. About 50 per cent will relate to verbal and linguistic skills and the oth- er 50 per cent to quantitative reasoning. The three-hour test will cover four areas: reading comprehen- sion: verbal relations; arithme- tic reasoning; and data inter- pretation. A Selective Service spokes- man said the test has been so constructed that no special ad- vantage will be given to any type of major course students are pursuing. In announcing a return to the Korean war procedure, Lt. Gen. Lewis B Hershey, director of will provide local boards with more data on students when they consider college deferment requests next autumn. Under the new deferment pro- cedures, local draft boards will seek information on class stand- ing of students to be considered with the examinations in deter- mining student deferments. The use of class standings has been assailed by some college administrators as being unfair. Some said they may refuse to cooperate with draft boards. Dr. John Weaver, vice presi- dent for instruction at Ohio State University, called the use of class ranking "a dangerous Rosholt Metal Firm Planning Expansion The Rosholt area, dealt sev- eral economic blows in recent months with the closing of its cheese factory and the destruc- tion by fire of a pallet factory and a potato warehouse, finally has some good news. Plans for expansion by Ace Metal Forming were announced Friday by Arnold C. Eichin, head of the firm. A line of alu- minum pontoon boats will be produced hi addition to the manufacture of hand garden tools, and stair carpet rods, and general stamping and electro- plating now carried on. The boats will be produced by a separate corporation known as Wisconsin Marine Products of Rosholt, Inc. The corporation is a community venture financed by local capital subscribed by the Rosholt State Bank, a Ste- vens Point bank and citizens of the Rosholt area. Eichin revealed that he re- ceived an offer from New Lon- don to move his operation there with a building and financing available. He said that the move would have been costly and the money could be put to better use here on capital holdings he has at Rosholt. "We have our home here and we've got it fixed up the way we like it he also pointed out. Eichin said he hoped to even- tually employ about 50 people, compared to his present opera- tion which employs nine. The expansion will proceed as rapid- ly as possible with production of the new boats hoped for in a matter of weeks. In expanding to the marine line, Eichin said that he would use his present buildings with the capital raised being devoted to machinery, building an in- ventory and labor. An assembly line will be by Eichin. He said production and employment would depend only on sales of the pontoon boat Two boat sizes are planned. A four by 10 foot model weigh- ing about 100 pounds would re- tail for about A larger model, seven by 16 feet, would weigh about 500 pounds and re- tail for Eichin said both would be equipped with a marine ply- wood deck. He described the boats as family oriented and said his sales pitch would em- phasize this and also play on the fact the boats are non-sink- able and usable as swimming rafts or boat docks. Eichin's firm sustained severe fire losses four years ago and was forced to start from scratch. He said the fire left him short "in the bank roll department" tor the money needed to expand. Several meetings were held with a committee of Rosholt area businessmen, working out details of the subscription drive in an effort to keep Eichin at Rosholt. It is expected the committee, which is headed by Lester Pet- erson, president of the State Bank at Rosholt, will form the nucleus of a Rosholt Area In- dustrial Development Corp. In addition to Peterson, others on the committee include Clifford Depka, Gerald Dobbe, Henry Check and John Kaminski. At its inception, the commit- tee's main goal was to prevent Rosholt's second industrial shut- down. When the Rosholt Cheese Factory ceased operations in December, eight persons were left without employment. This compounded area economics which were already suffering after a fire destroyed .and tem- porarily closed the Rosholt Box Town Mourns Soldier Who Saved Buddies LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) All across New Mexico flags fly at half staff today. But the mourning is greatest in this ru- ral community where a war hero has come home for the last time. His name was Daniel Fernan- dez. Last week, the 21-year-old Army specialist fourth class deliberately threw himself over an exploding grenade in Viet Nam. He died. But his buddies lived. "Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends." With that simple passage from the Gospel of St. John, the Rev. Francis Schuler will begin his sermon at a Requiem High Mass for Fernandez, held, not in a church, but in a school gym- nasium so that more of the youth's friends might be able to attend. Lt. Gov. Mack Easley, acting in the absence of Gov. Jack M. Campbell, issued orders that flags in the state dip in tribute to the young hero today. Representing the governor at the burial services will be Maj. Gen. John P. Jolly, the state's adjutant general. Fernandez had been decorat- ed with the Purple Heart and Air Medal for previous service as a helicopter door gunner in Viet Nam. He was sent home to recover from wounds but volunteered to re- turn in January. He had volunteered for the patrol action in which he lost his life, shielding comrades from the blast of the Viet Cong gre- nade. For that action, his last, Dan- iel Fernandez has-been recom- mended for his nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honof, way to go about" deferment. He said a student low-ranked at a top school might stand far high- er at one where standards are less demanding. Dean John U. Monro of Har- vard University said he would comply if students request that he withhold academic data from their draft boards. About 1.8 million college stu- dents now hold deferments. At present draft boards grant such surances from schools that stu- dents are enrolled full time and are doing satisfactory work. Polish Christianity Stamp Planned WASHINGTON post- age stamp will be issued this year commemorating years of Christianity in Poland, Rep. Clement J. Zablocki, D- Wis., reported today. Zablocki, author of a congres- sional resolution to authorize the stamp, said he was in- formed of approval of the issue by Postmaster General Law- rence A. O'Brien. The date and place of first day sale will be announced la- ter, he said. Weather May Help End Ice Jam DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) Officials counted on a forecast of more sunshine and mild weather today to help break up the Mississippi River ice jam in the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois. For the third day the attack on the eight mile long gorge called for spreading pulverized coal on the ice to absorb solar heat to hasten the melting pro- cess. Moon Rocket's First Launching s Successfu CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The first unmanned Apollo moonship successfully rocketed over a blistering bal- listic course today and para- chuted to a landing in the south Atlantic Ocean. Recovery craft raced to re- trieve it. The mission control center re- ported that the craft plunged into the sea near Ascension Is- land, only about 35 miles west of the main recovery ship, the aircraft carrier Boxer. Helicopters with frogmen aboard were dispatched to the landing area. A Saturn IB, most powerful rocket ever built by the United States, thundered away from Cape Kennedy at a.m. Marines Stop Cong Attack By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. Marines fought off a determined Viet Cong attack near Chu Lai today and U.S. artillery duelled with enemy mortar fire as the Communists continued to step up their offen- sive. Today's attack by about 100 Red troops on a 50-man Marine unit marked the second time in two days that the Viet Cong struck at U.S. emplacements. A force of 160 Leathernecks hurled back a Viet Cong attack Friday night at Phu Bai, killing three Communists, spokesmen said. Marine losses were report- ed light. Today's target for the Viet Cong was Phu Loi, an artillery base area 15 miles north of Sai- gon. U.S. spokesmen said the Reds fired 16 mortar rounds, but casualties were light. The Viet Cong were also ac- ALEX QTJAISON-SAC- KEY, above, Ghana diplo- mat at-the United Nations and former president of the U.N. General Assem- bly, is waiting to learn his future. He was with President Kwame Nkru- mah in Peking when a coup toppled the Nkru- mah regime. tive in the northern part of the Mekong Delta, attacking a gov- ernment outpost Friday 60 miles southwest of Saigon. A spokes- man said the 60-man defense force suffered heavy casualties. For the fourth straight day, air attacks over Norm Viet Nam were hampered by poor weather. An Force spokes- man said all the bombing Fri- day was by radar. Air Force pilots flying F105 Thunderchief jets smashed at an ammunition depot and stor- age area five miles from the city of Vinh. Other Air Force targets included the Vinh Loc bridge and highway complex. Navy Skyraiders and F4 Phantoms from the carrier Ranger hit a mountain pass Fri- day 37 miles southwest of Vinh. In the ground war, the Viet Cong attack on the U.S. Marine position began with a barrage of mortars and recoilless rifles. The main attack came at dawn when Viet Cong fighters man- aged to cut their way through the outer triple apron of wire. As they clawed through the single inner wire strand the as- sault was halted by concentrat- ed small arms fire and artillery support from the embattled Marines. The latest body count said that 18 Viet Cong bodies were found together with four subma- chineguns, four rifles and 50 hand grenades. Marine casual- ties were light. One Viet Cong who said he was a stretcher bearer was cap- tured. An armored troop carrier pat- rol from the mechanized 5th Infantry, 25th Division, sur- prised a Viet Cong platoon at- tempting to mine a bridge near Cu Chi Friday, and killed 15 of the enemy, a U.S. spokesman said. U.S. 1st Infantry Division forces continued to make only light contact in Operational Mastiff in the Boi Loi Woods 35 miles northwest of Saigon. The division-sized operation had dis- covered a claymore mine facto- ry, Viet Cong hospitals contain- ing antibiotics, and thousands of pounds of rice. 'No Holds Barred' As Youths Talk About School Systems By GEOFFREY GOULD AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) High school students from every state in the nation have spent the last three days here "talking back to teacher." They were encouraged to let fly on what they think is good or bad about their scnoois. No holds were barred. The picture that emerged was often highly uncomplimentary, but it was mixed with praise and apprecia- tion. The 102 students girls and boys, white and Negro were promised anonymity in what- ever future use might be made of their transcribed panel ses- sions. So they felt free and sounded like it. "Our faculty is backward and stupid, but our administrators are one girl said. "Our superintendent thinks he's God's gift to earth or some- ally known for his new tech- niques in education. Brown said the students were selected by state oficials, and he asked for a mix of those who are college-bound, average and "bright but about to drop out" Here are some of the things the teen-agers said. Are older or younger teachers better, for instance? Boy: "Some teachers mellow with age. They say there are two things that get better with age wine and women. It's a shame they have to retire at the age of 70. On the other hand, some teachers are senile at 45. We had one who used to fall asleep in class. Finally they got rid of him." Girl: "I don't think I ever had a bad teacher who was young." Another girl: "I had a young teacher and she was one of the worst I ever had. We all got A's but we didn't learn anything. It a boy said. "He's un- was disgraceful." touchable.' The meeting was the brain- child of Dr. B. Frank Brown, principal of the Melbourne, high school, who ii What kind ot person makes a good teacher? Boy: "They act like a friend. Some ot them act like you don't count, just a itupid Uttlt kid. Everything they say is in a condescending manner." Are school administrators and school boards afraid to take a chance? "That's came a chorus in one panel. Boy: "They're afraid to try anything new. I had to go through a lot of garbage just to go on this trip. They're so con- cerned with their _ prestige, so concerned with wtiat the com- munity is going to think of them." There was the positive side too: Girl: "It's all a matter of being young at heart. My teacher was my ninth grade science teacher. He was intense, and his intenseness came across. He enjoyed his knowledge and this enjoyment, it kind of communicated with you." One boy summed up this way: "The worst thing of all is the pay. The nation's Brainpower is entrusted to people who arc oaid less than a garbage collec- tor. I would never become a teacher because of the low pay." The launching was the first ot a long series of Apollo shots aimed at landing American as- tronauts on the moon in this dec- ade. If there are no major prob- lems, the historic adventure could be achieved on the 12th launching, early in 1968. The huge Saturn IB, 22 sto- ries tall and weighing 650 tons on liftoff, blazed away from Cape Kennedy on the tremen- dous 1.6 million pounds of thrust generated by its first stage powerplant, a massive cluster of eight engines. A tail of flame the length of a football field fanned out be- hind the rocket as it climbed ward, tilting over on a south- east heading. The rocket was launched aft- er the shot at one time was postponed today because of problems associated with pres- surizing the first stage fuel tanks. The postponement announce- ment was made by NASA at a.m. Ten minutes later, as newsmen were about to leave the Cape Kennedy press site, the control center an- nounced mat a further look at data showed that the trouble had been corrected. Earlier, at a.m., the count was halted just four sec- onds before liftoff when an elec- tronic trouble sensing device noted the low pressure and au- tomatically ordered a stop. The countdown was recycled to 15 minutes and held there while technicians 'adjusted a pressure regulator in ground support equipment The launching .was the first tor the Saturn IB, which may be the most powerful rocket ever launched. However, Soviet secrecy on the size of their rockets prevents comparison. Saturn IB is forerunner of the Saturn 5, which will be the moon booster. The rocket was to propel the unmanned three seat Apollo ship 310 miles into space and then drive it back through the earth's atmosphere at more than miles an hour to de- termine how well it survives jolting forces and searing heat On the downward plunge, a spacecraft motor was to ignite twice in the first flight test of a propulsion unit that will steer Apollo astronauts to the moon and bring them home. Jakarta Tense After Crackdown On Students SINGAPORE (AP) Indone- sian tanks, armored cars and troops blocked all roads to Pres- ident Sukarno's palace today and helicopters kept watch against student demonstrations, reliable sources said. The atmosphere in Jakarta was "tense almost explosive" in the wake of Sukarno's crack- down on student rallies, the sources said. The anti-Communist, proarmy Indonesian Student Action Front KAMI banned by Sukarno Friday, received a pledge of support from the r Moslem Students Union, the informants added. But it was not known if the army would continue to give tacit support for the students, who have demonstrated to pro- test Sukarno's ouster of Gen. Abdul Harris Nasution as de- fense minister. Sukarno outlawed KAMI after three days of massive demon- strations. Radio Jakarta said Friday. He banned all demon- strations and imposed a curfew on the capital, the radio added. The Weathe r Fair tonight, low 12-22. Mostly cloudy and wanner Sunday, rain or snow pos- sible in the afternoon or evening. High in the 30s north, 36-43 south. Temperatures Yesterday's high, 33. Last night's low, 10. 11 ajn. today, 80. ;