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Columbus Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 11, 1961, Columbus, Nebraska Pc redistricting Bill advanced to floor the Lincoln up a a congressional redistricting Bill which would leave reps. David Martin Kearney and Ralph Beermann Dakota City in the same District was advanced to the floor of the legislature Friday. The plan would split the state into Northern and Southern districts with the area around Douglas county As the third District. The government and military affairs committee approved the Bill and killed All alternative pro discrepancies called Sloppy bookkeeping l i o l n up governor Morrison said Friday discrepancies in travel expense vouchers of two Board of control members appear to be merely a a Case of Sloppy at his weekly news conference Morrison said he has not completed his study of testimony taken at a hearing this week but said he will have a formal statement next week. The governor asked mrs. Ethel Kirwin and Harold Peterson Board members to explain items which had berm questioned by state auditor Ray Johnson. The auditor said a regular audit of the Board which governs state institutions showed a duplication by the two Board members of some travel items resulting in payment twice in some cases. No intent to cheat found mrs. Kirwin and Peterson said the errors were in dates and terminology. Morrison said Quot on the basis of evidence so far i doubt there was any intent to cheat or defraud the the governor was asked if the controversy Over the travel expenses affected his thinking on the Board of control system of managing state institutions his re ply Quot i was already thoroughly convinced Quot of the need for a change. Morrison said he will have an announcement on a successor to the late supreme court judge Adolph Wenke next week. Washington trip planned he said applications were being received for a new state aeronautics director but that he does t expect to find anyone with the a a background qualifications and experience Quot of Jack Obbink who resigned recently. Morrison said he will visit Washington this weekend on state business. The business will include talks on surplus property atomic Energy and on development of a Road from the interstate Highway intersection on West 0 Street to tile Lincoln air base. Asked if he would have any discussions concerning the appointment of a . District attorney for Nebraska the governor said he would not. He indicated he had done everything he would to make his position on the appointment known. Morrison has stated that he does not believe the appointment should go to Robert a Conrad his opponent in the democratic gubernatorial Ole opry Quot program scheduled Here tonight Lavers of country and Western music in the Columbus Vicinity Are reminded of the a grand Ole opry program to be presented tonight at Columbus senior High school auditorium. Performances will be Given at 7 and 9 30 . By top recording radio and television personalities from this celebrated troupe. Included Are Carl Smith Porter Wagoner Jimmy Newman miss Norma Jean comedian curly Harris and the Wagon masters. This attraction is sponsored by the Columbus manufacturers Bureau and All profits will be turned Over to the Opportunity Center for retarded children. Powals after taking three hours of testimony Friday. Sen. Kenneth l. Bowen red Cloud chairman of the committee said he would move that the redistricting measure be bracketed and held As the last piece of business during this session. He said he wanted to get the Bill onto the floor so the senators could sound out their constituents on the question. Congress May expand As amended the measure would put Washington Douglas Sarpy and Cass counties in what would of known As the second District. The first District would include the Southern two tiers of counties plus Otoe Hamilton York Seward Polk Butler and Saunders counties. The remaining counties a most of the Northern half of the state a would by in the third District. Both Martin and Beermann now serve districts which include portions of the proposed third District. The District boundaries had to he reshuffled because a lagging population growth has Cost Nebraska one of its four congressional representatives. There is a Chance however that the reapportionment will not be necessary because Congress May vote to increase its size. Special session possible Bowen said the legislature cannot pass a Hill with a clause stating the Law would become eff Etive Only if necessary. In the event the unicameral passed a reapportionment measure and it were signed by the governor before Congress decided to increase the size of the House the legislature would have to be called into a special session to repeal the redistricting Law. A last minute amendment in the committee took Otoe county out of the second District and placed it in the first. A motion to put Douglas and Sarpy counties alone in the second District failed for Lack of a second. A motion to kill the other pro proposed reapportionment Bills passed 6-2, after a previous motion to hold them failed 3-5. Daily Telegram "7<4e voice a to tue a Alt. City Quot the weather increasing cloudiness. Low tonight 25 a 30, High sunday so. Evening except sunday Columbus Nebraska saturday March la 1961 eighty second year number 59soviet Union May drop censorship London up a diplomatic advices from Moscow reported today that the soviet government is considering the imminent abolition of censorship for foreign correspondents working there. Informed diplomatic sources said the matter has been under discussion in Moscow for several months and that an announcement May he expected shortly. They said the announcement will enable foreign correspondents in Moscow to transmit news and comment freely from the soviet Union without prior submission of their copy to censors. Diplomatic observers noted that lifting of censorship would be another in a series of liberalizing reforms introduced since Premier Nikita Khrushchev came to leadership in the soviet Union. These observers also said the lifting of soviet censorship would be another reflection of the grow inc sense of Confidence characteristic of the Khrushchev regime. They said it would Stem partly from soviet realization that in the modern world censorship has become obsolete and that soviet interests would he better served by an unfettered flow of news from the soviet , income tax Battle set thursday Lincoln up should Nebraska get into the sales and income tax Field if so what form should the tax legislation take these Are questions \6hich Hart been kicked around since the opening Days of the present legislative session. And they Are questions which will be vigorously argued before the Legislatures Revenue committee thursday afternoon. This past thursday the same committee heard and held lb567, sen. W. Burbach a measure which would impose a five per cent excise tax on hotel and Motel room rentals and a three per cent tax on restaurant meals costing More than $1. It ran into a storm of opposition from those who said it was a a discriminatory Quot form of sales tax. If that proposal was capable of generating the steam it did then lb421, up for hearing next thursday should cause considerably More controversial comment. Measure is complicated the Bill introduced by Sens. Hans 0. Jensen Aurora Willard Waldo Dewitt Fern Hubbard Orme Lincoln and Theodore my cosh. Gering is a fairly complicated measure. Jensen claims it would raise Between $50 and $60 million annually which would be used to replace property taxes on the state and local level. He proposes that the first $30 million replace the state property tax and the remainder be allocated to local governmental units thusly county property tax relief�?18 per cent. City and Village property tax relief�?18 per cent. Public school property tax relief�?64 per cent. Jensen suggests that three fourths of the 64 per cent be allocated on the basis of the property tax levied in the school District and one fourth on the basis of the school population. Companion Bill scheduled Jensen describes his proposal As the a property tax Relief it also includes provisions for a state income tax. Also to be heard thursday is lb422, a companion Bill. If the legislature Ever adopts the sales or sales income tax it would be forced by constitutional provisions to get out of the property tax Field for state purposes. Lb422 would do this. Pre session polls indicated that a majority of the state senators favored some form of tax broadening legislation. At the same time they indicated they we Ere at Sharp variance on what form such taxation should1 take. Opponents claim inability of those favouring a broadened tax base to get together on details of the legislation will prove too much of a Handicap to overcome. Lb421 will be Only one of 46 measures up for Public hearing during the coming week. La below new York up the coldest temperature reported to the . Weather Bureau this morning was la below Zero at Watertown n. Y. The highest reported Friday was 87 degrees at Imperial suffers Brief setback London up a Elizabeth Taylor suffered a Brief setback Early today hut rallied so quickly a spokesman said she again was a Back on the Road to a spokesman said the setback w As caused by mechanical difficulties a possible malfunction of her artificial breathing apart us but did not elaborate. A doctor emphasized no relapse had occurred and that she still was off the danger list in her Battle against double pneumonia. A bulletin issued by Suzanne Cardoza her press Secretary said the 29-year-old movie Star had resumed her recovery from the illness that brought her close to death. The setback announced earlier today caused doctors to cancel plans to remove a breathing tube from her Throat. Polk county s 75 torn Down. Year old jail building is being Telegram photo 75-year old Polk county jail is being torn Down Osceola the former Polk county jail is being torn Down. The City of Osceola purchased the old building in june of 1956 after it had been condemned for use As a jail. The jail was built in 1886 at a Cost to the county of $1,485. This included the Large Brick jail and sheriffs residence in the upper Story. After it was condemned. The county began using a Small holding cell on the third floor of the courthouse As a jail but it is inadequate according to county officials. The City of Osceola Hopes that the site of the old jail May in the future he the location of a new fire station and that the old fire station might be renovated for use As a county As usual according to mayor Cleveland Ohio up a mayor Anthony Celebrezze gave a Quick and Clear answer today to a request to proclaim a burglary prevention week. A nuts Quot said the mayor a every week is burglary prevention week in Industry plans cutback next week scattered rain showers seen 45 at i . Today. 2? Low this morning. 53 High Friday. 29 High year ago. 3 Low year not to run for governor Sacramento Calif. Up Richard a Nixon declared himself out of the race for governor of California today but left open his plans for 1964, a presidential election year. The Defeated Republican candidate for president last november Here to deliver a keynote address to a meeting of 500 Republican party leaders made his position Clear on the gubernatorial race in a conference with four gop state legislators Friday night. A i am not a candidate for governor i have no intention of being a candidate and i have no intention of instituting a draft for governor in 1962,&Quot Nixon told the group. Nixon simply refused to comment on his plans for 1964 when president Kennedy is expected to face the voters again. Nixon also told the legislators that his present intentions Are to join a Law firm in los Angeles and to work in the years ahead for the Republican party and its candidates. United press International scattered rain showers Are expected across Nebraska a Northern Border sunday As cooler air spreads into the state. Skies will be Clear tonight with the Mercury dipping to Between 25 and 30 degrees before scattered Clouds move in sunday. High temperatures sunday will Range in the 50s. Low readings sunday night Are expected to be in the 25 to 30 Range with highs monday when some additional scattered Shower activity is expected will be in the lower 40s. Lincoln recorded the states High temperature of 60 Friday while the overnight Low of 24 w As reported at Chadron Nebraska fair tonight partly Cloudy to Cloudy sunday with showers North. Low tonight 25-30. High sunday 50s. Eastern Nebraska fair tonight increasing cloudiness sunday. Few showers North sunday. Low tonight 25-30. High sunday 50. Temperature ranges Omaha 56-35 Valentine 52 26 North Platte 47-30 Norfolk 44-27 grand Island 54-30 Imperial 53-32 Sidney 44-30 Scottsbluff 52-32 Chadron 53-24 Lincoln 60-32 Topeka 71-30 Goodland 62-24 Sioux City 47-29.ike changes sports going fishing Palm Springs. Calif. It up former president Eisenhower puts aside his Golf clubs today in favor of a fishing Rod for a week s fishing trip to Baja California Mexico with Charles Jones an Oil Man. Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower planned to return from Elizabeth ardent a Maine Chance Salon at Scottsdale ariz., March 19 when the fishermen return to the Eldorado country club Here from their deep sea fishing decides to seek fourth term police judge j. H. Moeller said today that he has reconsidered and now has decided to seek a fourth term in that office. Moeller a Democrat said prior to the City conventions that he would not be a candidate for reelection at the april 4 election. However party delegates at the convention placed his name in nomination for the Post. A since my party has shown Confidence in me by again placing my name in nomination although i had indicated otherwise i have reconsidered and decided to seek another term in this Post a judge Moeller said today. Moeller has been police judge the past three terms and prior in that had been a Justice of the peace. He will he opposed on the ballot by Republican in it mimick. Detroit up a the Auto Industry plans its most drastic production cutback of the year next week. Faced with a million car inventory and disappointing sales Ford general motors and Chrysler will Send Home More than 83.000 workers at 33 plants across the country. By far the biggest layoffs will he at pm which will furlough 58,200 workers. Ford will Idle 13,400 and Chrysler 11,500. All the layoffs Are for one week. Wards automotive reports said next weeks output could drop As much As 20 per cent below the same period of 1958, a recession year. The statistical Agency said the scheduled Plant closings Means next week s assemblies probably will not amount to half the 145,852 units produced in the same week of 1960. Production this week dropped to 91,378 cars As Ford closed la of 16 Assembly plants affecting 17.000 workers. This weeks total compared with 92,024 last week but was 34 per cent below the same week a year ago. Ford layoffs next week include 3.300 in Chicago St. Paul and san Jose Calif., 3jkx in Cleveland 5.300 in Dearborn Mich., and 900 in Green Island n.y., and Sheffield Ala. Chrysler to Idle 11,500 Chrysler will Send Home 6,500 workers at three Detroit area plants and another 5,000 at plants in St. Louis Newark del., and los Angeles. Pm will Lay off 10,800 at six Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Assembly plants in Arlington tex., Atlanta ga., Linden n. J., Wilmington del., Southgate Calif., and Kansas City ran. Other shutdowns will involve 23.000 workers at the Home plants of Buick Oldsmobile and Pontiac in Flint Lansing and Pontiac Mich. Also ordered Home were 12,000 workers at Chevrolet plants in St. Louis Janesville wis., Cleveland and Flint. Fisher body division of pm will Idle about 10,000 at plants in Janesville St. Louis Flint Lansing and Pontiac. Another 2, men will be sent Home at the spark plug division Plant in drops retail sales gain Washington up the first drop in unemployment payments and gain in retail sales in five months today were viewed As indications that unemployment May be levelling off. The labor department said Friday night that 3,408.800 persons Drew unemployment checks in the week ending feb. 25. That was 13,500 less than were Given jobless benefits the previous week. It was the first drop in the number of persons drawing unemployment benefits since figures began soaring in october. And also for the first time since october nationwide retail sales showed a slight increase. Department economists said the decrease in unemployment figures was too Small to be interpreted As a sign that the recession has reached a turning Point. Quot but it s somewhat hopeful that the total is not going up Quot said Robert c. Goodwin director of the Bureau of unemployment Security. Another expert said the Idle rate among the 45 million workers covered by the jobless insurance system has remained at 8 4 per cent for the past three weeks. He said this was because the previous two increases and the decrease reported Friday night were too Small to change the rate by even one tenth of one per cent. He said the rate also held steady at about 8 4 per cent in the four weeks of april 1958, which was regarded As the Low Point of the 1958 recession. Other experts said the decline was Quot tiny Quot and believed the Depths of the present recession were still to come. Over All unemployment hit a new postwar High of 5,705.000 in february and labor Secretary Arthur j. Dold Berg has warned it May climb again this from this area to take exams to enter West Point it. Leavenworth ran. Sixty two candidates for admission to the United states military Academy at West Point in july 1961. Will take qualifying physical and mental examinations Here from March 15 to 18. Thirty one of the candidates Are from Kansas three from Missouri 12 from Iowa eight from Nebraska four from Minnesota and one each from North and South Dakota. Included among the eight nebraskans Are Albert e. Aerni son of or. And mrs. Albert f. Aerni or. Columbus and Thomas r. Sat or in of North Bend. Aerni is a senior at Columbus High school. Identical examinations Are being held simultaneously at approximately 25 other army installations in the United states and overseas. The completed examinations Are forwarded to West Point for grading and evaluation and the candidates notified later by the military Academy whether they have been accepted. Col. Edward Chalgren jr., president of the examining Board at it. Leavenworth explained that the examinations Are limited to candidates who have been nominated by members of Congress or other sources provided by Law and to whom letters of nomination have been issued by the department of army. Young Aerni was named in december by rep. Larry Brock As a principal nominee for the military Academy from the third District. He has an outstanding Scholastic record. In the Congo troop plans May halt negotiations Coop building at Osceola was torn Down this work to make Way for a new modern service station. Devern Rodene local manager of the Farmers Union Coop Oil association said that a 50 x 60 foot steel building will replace the old Structure. The building formerly a hotel is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Osceola. Records have proved that it is Over 80 years old. While tearing Down the building a Small each of Bootleg whiskey was found. Telegram photo today s Index 12 pages farm news Page 2 women s news Page j editorial. Page 4 sports. Page 7 classified markets Page 8 to log pages 9 to comics Page a embarrassment suit filed Clarksdale miss. Chi a a woman who said she was embarrassed humiliated and injured by two grocery clowns filed a $90,000 damage suit against the grocery and two food manufacturing firms it was announced Friday. Lucille Lewis 43, said the clowns hired by the store to promote certain products chased her around the store while other shoppers laughed. She said she was hospitalized Tor aggravation of a heart ailment. Leopold Ville the Congo up a the United nations decision to Send More than 4,000 Indian troops to the Congo threatened today to disrupt negotiations for the return of two strategic congolese bases to the . Command. The congolese government and the . Command had been reported close to an agreement on the return of the ports of banana and Matadi which were capture maj. Morgan scheduled to be executed Havana up a maj. William a. Morgan a former resident of Toledo Ohio who gave up his . Citizenship to serve Premier Fidel Castro was slated today to die before one of Castro s firing squads. Morgan and maj. Jesus Carrera an aide tried with him by one of Castro a Quot revolutionary tribunals Quot on charges of aiding anti government guerrillas in the Scambray mountains were sentenced to death Friday night. Hearings on their appeals automatic in such cases a were scheduled at to . Est. If the appeals Are denied the two men might be executed at once. Defense attorney Jorge l. Car to told up he had a great Hope Quot for commutation of Morgan s sentence. Morgan served with Castro a guerrilla forces in the revolt against former president Fulgen Cio Batista. Eleven others on trial with Morgan and Carrera including t h e sex americans cuban wife Olga were sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Three of the 13 co defendants were acquitted. Mrs. Morgan s sentence appeared to be a gesture. She was not present in court and is not believed to be in Ca troite custody state s witness acquitted those acquitted were Mario Marin a former Morgan chauffeur who turned states witness a mexican named Carlos p. Ossorio Franco and Edmundo Amado who had volunteered to die with Morgan. Foes of Castro defying the death penalty his regime has decreed for Quot terrorism a were Active while the military court was reaching its decision. Saboteurs blew up two Power towers Here Friday night blacking out the suburbs of veda do and Marianne. Earlier the official press had quoted Castro As saying it was Quot mean Quot of the United states to give unserviceable polio vaccine to cubans suffering from an outbreak of the disease in the City of Guantanamo. This was a reference to charges made by the cuban red Cross that the vaccine made available by medical authorities at the . Navy a big Guantanamo base was a obsolete and last weekend by congolese soldiers who routed the . Garrisons. But congolese leaders attending an important conference in tananarive malagasy Republic became incensed at the news of the new troop movements. The leaders headed by Katanga president Moise Tshombe and Central congolese president Joseph Kas Mvubu sent a Cable to the United nations saying it would be Quot responsible for the aggravation of tension Between . Civilians and military and the congolese other congolese developments a the . Navy bypassed the two seized ports of banana and Matadi and the transport .s. General Eltinge prepared to Dock at Pointe Noire the main port in the neighbouring former French Congo today with 300 tons of food for . Forces. A Rajeshwar Dayal of India special . Representative to the Congo stopped off in London in route to the . General Assembly session on the Congo and said he would remain there until tuesday for talks with Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and other Commonwealth leaders. A the last detachment of moroccan soldiers to return from the Congo operations arrived today in Casablanca. The 1,600 soldiers travelled aboard the american troop Carrier Richard Blatchford. Congolese officials also demanded the suspension of the . Security councils feb. 21 Resolution which demanded the disarmament of congolese troops the removal of foreign technicians and the authorization of the . Command to use Force if necessary to restore peace in the Congo. The congolese government took sterner measures to restrict the . Commands movement in the strife torn Republic by demanding that riverboats get government permission to Dock before taking on a Congo River Pilot. The government said a precedent was set Friday with a ship arriving in banana with food supplies. The ship was scheduled to take on Board homeward bound indonesian , Blackie Quot had companions Moscow Impi the soviet Union disclosed tonight that Black mice Guinea pigs and insects joined the dog Quot Little Blackie Quot on the soviet spaceship flight into space and Back last thursday. The Tass news Agency said Blackie and her space companions Are Quot in excellent it said the animals plus the a seeds of several plants and other biological specimens aboard have been brought to Moscow. Soviet scientists analysing results of the flight Are on the Brink of preparing a manned space flight Tass said earlier. The official news Agency quoted prof. Y. Fedorov Quot master of medical sciences Quot in today a red Star. Quot it goes without saying Quot Tass summarized Fedorovas statement Quot that soviet scientists will receive new information from spaceship in which will permit them to get Down to the preparation of a manned space withdraw los Angeles up ram Bler top Economy class Winner for the past two years pulled out of the annual Mobil Economy run today As a narrowed Field of 65 cars left for renominated at Humphrey caucus Humphrey a three incumbents on the Village Board were renominated at the Humphrey caucus. They Are Dick Olmer Francis Sand and Arnold Lachnit. The fourth nominee is Dick Hepperly. At the school District caucus there were four nominees for the two seats to he decided on the Board of education. Nominated were Alvin detlef sen now president of the Board Marvin i. Harper Charles Baum Gart and Dick Hepperly. Election will be held april 4.complaints about dogs running at Large police chief John Ingold said today that the department has received numerous complaints recently concerning dogs running at Large. He reminded City dog owners that the statutes positively forbid an owner to allow a dog to run about the neighbourhood. Quot any dog owner who lets his pet run at Large will be prosecuted and it will be necessary for him to pay the regular impounding fee in order to have the dog returned a chief Ingold Emp has sized he also reminded owners to he sure their dog has the proper vaccinations and is licensed. Gets Ott with suspended sentence in will fraud Maquoketa Iowa up George Jordan an uneducated farm hand who posed As an illegitimate son in a will fraud was let off with a suspended three year sentence in . District court Friday. Jordan. 49, whose schooling ended with the second Grade was Quot a willing Scapegoat Quot judge Arthur Janssen said Quot a Mere tool of the Mastermind of the Jordan pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to execute a false will. Immediately after Jordan was sentenced Lester Langrehr 48, a Monmouth Iowa Farmer and the alleged Quot Mastermind Quot was arraigned on the same charge. Langrehr pleaded innocent. 57-mile Railroad line closes shop Gainesville a. Up the folks at Tiger Rabun scaly and Otto Are going to miss the lonesome whistle of the Tallulah Falls Railroad. A Federal judge authorized the 57-mile Railroad line to close up shop Friday. Tile line has been in receivership for 35 years and gave up its passenger service in 1946, hut it kept on running one train a Day five Days a week Over High wooden trestles in the mountains Between Cornelia ga., and Franklin . He does t keep it goes looking for Job ends up with $240,000polk captures d championship Lincoln a Polk captured the state last d basketball championship today by defeating Indianola 61-42, this afternoon. Complete Victory Atlanta up a negroes were told Friday night that they have won Complete Victory in their Campaign to desegregate facilities in Atlanta department and variety report Friday 2 total this year 78 last year 160 injuries s los Angeles up a Douglas William left his House Friday looking for a Job and ended up with $240,000. But he did t keep it the 50-year old negro father of three found the Money All in unmarked Hills lying in the Middle of the Street he promptly turned it Over to tile Federal Bureau of investigation. A self employed maintenance worker who said he makes an average salary of Al it out $85 a week Johnson was driving with his wife Helen when they sighted the White Canvas hag. He Stopple d and put the hag in the Hack of his station Wagon without considering what was inside. Tumbles from truck Tho hag full of Money had tumbled through the of a door of a brinks armoured car minutes after it was picked tip at the United California Bank. The Bills which a Bank spokesman said were not serialized or traceable were to he transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank in san Francisco. Quot i never thought about keeping it Quot said Johnson when asked if he had been tempted not to Tell anyone about his find. A to no Richer now than when i started out this morning Quot he added. May get Reward a decision As to whether Johnson will get a Reward for his honesty was to he made by the brinks head office in Chicago. Local Brink s officials declined to comment on How the door of the armoured car happened to open. Let is of the sack was discovered when the Driver Robert Downs. 42. Noticed through a Mirror that the rear door was open a Quick Check disclosed the Money in packages of $10s and $20$, was missing. Johnson had turned the Money Over to Fri agents within a half hour. Was this the first time Johnson had Ever found Money Quot i found a $1 Bill one time Quot he said

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