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Columbus Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Columbus, Nebraska The daily Telegram number 119 a eighty fourth year tax proposal plan gets tentative Okay Columbus Nebraska monday May 20, 1963 evening except sunday�?10c single copy Dwyer addresses Dav convention Washington up the House ways amp Means committee today tentatively approved an administration tax proposal to give an estimated $40 million annual tax Relief to persons whose incomes fluctuate rapidly. Under the plan baseball players movie stars and others who May enter a High tax bracket for just one year would be Able to a a average their income for tax purposes. The proposal the committees first action on Kennedy a tax pro Compromise plan offered to end deadlock Geneva up a West German economics minister Ludwig Erhard today offered a Compromise plan to end the deadlock Between the United states and the common Market countries on Tariff reductions. At a private meeting of the common Market countries Erhard suggested combining the u. S. Plan for a across the boards cuts and the common Market plan for a varied level of cuts the Erhard plan has been presented to Maurice Brasseur. Common Market group chairman to be drafted formally a common Market spokesman said. It will then be studied by . Delegation chief Christian a. Her ter former Secretary of state currently representing the United states at the conference of the general agreement on tariffs and Trade. Informed sources said Herter would leave the conference wednesday if no agreement had been reached by then and the consequences could be a serious As Britain a failure to join the common Market last Winter. An american source said that at first sight the . Delegation a is pretty cools towards the Erhard proposal. French finance minister Valery Gistard Deestaing described it As a a a Good the plenary session was suspended while the draft plan was presented to the various delegations. Earlier today a three hour meeting with the United states and Britain on one Side and Market members on the other broke up w Ith out reaching an agreement. A nothing is an american Delegate said. Gram would reduce the taxpayers chances of making a Large tax payment on a Good salary year that May be followed by years of Low income. The plan is one of Many structural changes in the tax code advocated by the administration which also has asked for an across the Board tax Cut. Other developments Public defender a the Senate constitutional rights subcommittee today was urged to approve a Public defender Law to protect defendants too poor to pay for adequate Legal counsel. Federal prison director James v. Bennett said Many inmates become problems because they feel they were not Given adequate Legal counsel. The american bar association said the Law would prevent Young lawyers from bearing the financial Cost of defending indigent clients. Education a sen. Abraham Ribicoff d conn., today offered a Compromise plan to solve the religious Issue that has blocked congressional efforts to Aid education. Ribicoff called for an income tax reduction for parents sending children to private schools. Generating Dent will be dedicated in Omaha thursday Omaha up the fourth generating unit of the Omaha Public Power District a $17.75 million unit with 135, he kilowatt capacity will be dedicated during ceremonies thursday. The 14-Story Generator is Nebraska a largest single Power producer. Some too Power officials from Nebraska and surrounding areas will attend the dedication ceremonies at of Ppd a North Omaha station. Army officer wife on Way to Nebraska killed in Illinois Wolf Lake in. Ufa an army officer and his wife in route from North Carolina to a new military assignment in Nebraska were fatally injured in a saturday traffic Accident Here. It. Col. James h. Furr 38, Charlotte died saturday his wife. Mabel 37, died sunday. The couples children James jr., 15, and Karen 13. W Ere in Good condition at a Hospital. Furr Wras to have assumed command of the sixth missile battalion 43rd artillery. Omaha. The battalion has units at Louis Ville. Crete and Davy neb., and at Treynor Iowa. Furr who recently finished a tour in South Viet Nam. Was diving when the car collided with a car driven by Emmett Williams 32. St. Louis. Mo., officers said. They said Williams was attempting to pass another car. Pretty Brunette holds up Iowa service station Davenport. Iowa up a a pretty Brunette in her Early 20s. Wearing a two piece Blue Sun suit and brandishing a double barrelled Derringer held up a service station Here Early today. Attendant Ken Taylor said the woman her hair tied in a Pony Tail entered his station about 3 30 . And ordered him to unlock the Cash drawer. After getting $100, tile woman forced Taylor into a Back room and told him to lie on the floor for five minutes to give her time to escape. Taylor said the girl apparently fled on foot. Retires As general manager of Nea Fremont up a Herbert w. Walker former resident Here has retired As president and general manager of the newspaper Enterprise association. Walker who now lives in Shaker Heights Ohio held All major positions before becoming president of Nea. The organization supplies feature material to several Nebraska newspapers. Sfrona earthquake recorded in Vicinity of Fiji islands Berkeley. Calif. Up a the University of californians seismographic station reported it had recorded a Quot Strong earthquake in the Vicinity of the Fiji islands Early today. Seismologist Don Tocher said the earthquake registered Between 6.75 and 7.0 on the Richter scale and was entered 5,300 Miles Southwest of Berkeley in tile Vicinity of the Fiji islands. Tocher said the tremor started at 4 50 . And continued for about an hour and a half. Clear partly Cloudy the National second Junior vice commander of the disabled american veterans w. G. Dwyer of san Diego cal., told delegates to the state Dav and auxiliary convention Here saturday night that veterans organizations must take the Lead in instilling interest of the history of the United states in this nations Young people. Commander Dwyer spoke at the joint banquet of the mensa and a omens organizations at the National guard armory. A we must get close to Home in our relationship with our Dwyer said a and we must have a better understanding of what they Are thinking just As they must have a better understanding of what we Are he emphasized that the youth of today Are the leaders of tomorrow and upon their shoulders will rest the future of programs instigated by veterans organizations. The National vice commander suggested that the Dav take an Active part in sponsoring youth seminars As an incentive for High school youngsters to learn More about our history especially the costly wars in which we have been involved. In commenting on legislation commander Dwyer said that veterans organizations Are having difficulty especially on the state level with representatives who Are a trying to water Down veterans programs. He noted that the National legislative program is geared to obtain the a rightful benefits of disabled veterans and to protect these the joint banquet was one of the highlights of the three Day convention held Here. Walter Schulz of Hastings a past department commander of the Dav was the toastmaster and Columbus mayor Cleo Kuntzelman gave the Welcome. During the banquet immediate past commander c. C. Etchison of South Sioux City was awarded an admiralty in the Nebraska Navy. The joint opening session was held at the american legion and auxiliary Hall saturday morning. The session opened w Ith an executive meeting and the department commanders reception at the vow club Friday night. Joint memorial Isott amps for departed comrades were held sunday morning at Frankfort Square with the address Given by the Rev. Earl Conover of Omaha department chaplain. At noon sunday the men were guests of the women at their annual forget me not luncheon at the keen Korner restaurant. Concluding business sessions a v Lek sunday afternoon. Arthur e. Johnson of Omaha was elected department com will dedicate second member of Hall of Fame Lincoln up a a bust of the second member of the Nebraska Hail of Fame Willa gather wil1 be dedicated at official ceremonies in the Capitol thursday. A dedication ceremony was arranged by a committee consisting of sen. Kenneth l. Bowen of red Cloud chairman Sens. Don Thompson of Mccook and Jerome Warner of Waverly mrs. Mildred Bennett of the Nebraska Hall of Fame commission red Cloud and or. J. L. Sellers chairman of the Hall of Fame commission Lincoln. The commission contracted for the bust of miss Cather with Paul Swan of new York and Paris. The artist grew up in Tecumseh and has Long been an admirer of miss Cather a work. He created the sculpture working from pictures provided by members of miss Cather a family. Governor Morrison is scheduled to officially accept the bust for the state. Mrs. Bennett will give an appreciation of miss Cather. Several members of miss Cather a family Are expected for the dedication ceremonies among them her sister Elsie Cather of Lincoln. 72 at i . Today 42 Low this morning 68 High sunday 54 Low sunday 78 High saturday 82 High year ago 57 Low year ago .07 Inch rain. By United press International Cool and wet weather was aimed at Nebraska for at least part of the coming week the . Weather Bureau said today. Temperatures were to average about to degrees below Normal through saturday. Forecasters said one Quarter to one half Inch of rain will Pelt Nebraska during the period mostly in the form of scattered showers wednesday and thursday. Clear to partly Cloudy skies were expected for tonight and tuesday. In it is tonight will dip to the 30s North Central to 40s elsewhere highs tuesday Peak in the upper 50s North to 60s South. Small amounts of rain were the Rule during the past Day. Imperial had to Inch to top the Chart. Temperatures sunday ranged from 67 at Omaha Down to 59vat Alliance overnight lows from 34 at North Platte up to 44 at Lincoln. A cold front moving out of Canada was affecting the weather Here. It was expected to keep lows in the 30s and 40s tuesday night. Wednesday highs will reach the 60s. Nebraska Clear to partly Cloudy tonight and tuesday. Cooler tuesday. Low tonight 30s extreme North Central to 4 s elsewhere. High tuesday upper 50s North to his South. Eastern Nebraska Clear to partly Cloudy tonight and tuesday. Low tonight around 40 North lower 40s South. High tuesday mid oos. Nebraska five Day temperatures through saturday will average about to degrees below Normal. Normal highs 71 East 75 West. Normal lows 47 West 52 East. Turning cooler Early in period and remaining Cool until warmer Friday and saturday. Showers scattered throughout the period but More numerous wednesday and thursday. Precipitation will average .25 .50. Investigating Duncan fire state Dav auxiliary officers were installed sunday at the final convention session Here. Olive Heald Lincoln Cente was installed As department commander succeeding Berniece Mauro Omaha left. Ann Day of Council Bluffs la., National Hospital chairman right was the installing officer. Story on Page 3. Telegram photo Birmingham negro students suspended by Charles e. Webb United press International hundreds of Birmingham negro students were expelled or suspended today for taking part in massive civil rights protests in the Alabama City raising a new threat to a shaky truce Between Whites and negroes. Birmingham school authorities said the disciplinary actions involved More than 1,000 negro children with those Over 16 expelled and younger ones suspended. Negro leaders had warned earlier the expulsions if they came would bring a a from the Integrationist. There was no immediate indication what the a a response w Ould be. Birmingham scene of bloody rioting following a series of bombings in the negro District eight Days ago was quiet during the weekend. About 1.200 Law enforcement officers remained on duty to enforce the uneasy Calm. Elsewhere in the integration picture Washington a the supreme court overruled convictions of negro sit in demonstrators in Greenville s.c., Birmingham Ala., Durham . And new Orleans. The demonstrations occurred in 1960 and 1961. Greensboro . A municipal court judge Herman Enochs threw out the first of More than 900 cases involving negro civil rights demonstrators arrested in the City last week. Defense attorneys argued that the warrant in the first Case was vague. Selma Ala. A a massive attempt by More than 200 negroes to Register to vote failed to materialize. Rain Cut Down on the turnout of Whites and possibly delayed the announced negro attempt. Durham . A new figures released by police who worked through the night booking negroes arrested during demonstrations sunday showed More than 700 negroes were arrested. It brought to More than 1,800 the number arrested in the North Carolina tobacco Center in the past several Days. High court overrules convictions of negro sit in demonstrators new commander of the department of Nebraska disabled american veterans Arthur e. Johnson of Omaha right is being congratulated by past commander c. C. Etchison of South Sioux City. Mander succeeding commander Etchison. Other department officers elected were Walter Blum of Rushville senior vice commander Rev. Earle Conover of Telegram photo Omaha chaplain. In charge of local arrangements Tor the convention were m. R. Sowder for til Dav and mrs. Diaries Beneke for the auxiliary. Bill proposing hike in head tax to finance medical care plan advanced Duncan the Nebraska state fire marshals office and the Platte county sheriffs office Are investigating a fire which saturday night destroyed a vacant farm Home on the Walter Dush property about 6 Miles Northwest of Here. Arson investigator v. W. Germain was at the scene of the fire this morning and he indicated that the fire w As deliberately set. The Duncan Volunteer fire department was called to the farm about 11 30 . Saturday but was unable to save the burning Boose valued at about $500. The state fire marshals office and the county sheriff Are investigating rumours that a group of youths were having a a Beer party in that area saturday night. Accident report saturday. I sunday 2 total this year 218 last year 198 injuries 30 Lincoln up a a Bill proposing a $2 increase in the head tax to finance a program of medical care for the needy aged won preliminary approval 25-6 in the legislature today. The measure lb100, which had come up previously for debate would Supply the state s share of the financing by raising the head tax to $5.50 for persons Between 21 and 60. This would bring in an estimated $1,068,000 annually. The state welfare department has estimated it will take $4 million a biennium to fund the program. Of this total $1.8 million would be supplied by tile state and the balance by the Federal government under Kerr Mills provisions. An Effort by sen. F. O. Gotts Chalk of Columbus to tie the Bill to the enactment of a state sales Andor income tax was voted Down decisively 18-5. No broadening no medical under Gottschalks amendment the act could not have become operative until after enactment of a sales or income tax. If tax broadening was not approved the Columbus Lawt Naker said then the Law could not lie put into effect. Sen. Marvin e. Stromer of Lincoln said the Nebraska congressional delegation has consistently urged implementation of a Kerr Mills program which also has the support of the Nebraska state medical association. One of the objectors to the Bill was sen. T. C. Reeves of Centra City. It u As his View the state was entering an area which properly belongs to the health insurance Industry. But sen. Michael Russillo of Omaha said he was supporting the $2 head tax increase suggested by sen. Kenneth l. Bowen of red Cloud because it would provide a method of financing medical Aid for the aged who would not otherwise he protected. Reeves asked a who in Nebraska Are being denied Hospital nation a he also noted the legislature has approved lb352, which provides for establishment of maximum payments for health services furnished recipients of Public assistance. Russillo said la he had the support of the insurance Industry. Reeves predicted if lakh is made Law it will be broadened by succeeding Legislatures to cover More persons and will therefore become More expensive. The proposal is aimed at providing help for aged not an old age assistance urho can handle Ordinary doctor and hospitalization Bills but who would lie unable to pay for extensive medical care. Single persons with incomes of $1,500 or less would be eligible for Aid As would married couples with incomes of $2. Khz or less. 2 offices ransacked Over weekend two second Story offices were entered Over the weekend but Only a Small amount of Cash was taken from one. Police said that the Law office of Arthur w. Rummer 26032 13th Street and the office of or. F. J. Wolpert dds were entered. In the Law office two Metal cabinets and a desk were ransacked. Taken from the desk was a $2 Bill a Large $1 Bill of a 1917 series and 50 cents in change. The thief reached through the transom standing on a step ladder and unlatched the door. The door of the dentists office was pried open but apparently nothing was taken. Naval court of inquiry exams photographs Portsmouth n. In up a a naval court of inquiry today examined photographs that May or May not be parts of the shattered Hull of the sunken submarine Thresher. In troops take Over Bordertown Leopold Ville. The Congo up a United nations troops have occupied a congolese angolan Border town in an attempt to halt Clandestine Border traffic a . Spokesman said sunday. The town is Dildo located on the Banguela railway from Elizabethville to Lobito Angola. The town had been untouched by . Forces since the january fighting which ended Katanga a secession. Some reports indicated disbanded Katanga units including White mercenaries used the town As a crossing Point into Angola. Portuguese sources indicated the units joined gendarmerie forces in Angola. The . Spokesman said the troops in Dildo established a Friendly relations with the local population a and secured Dildo Airport. Washington up the supreme court today overruled the convictions of negro sit in demonstrators in several Southern states on grounds they were arrested under unconstitutional local segregation Laws. Nullified were the jail sentences and fines imposed on demonstrators in Greenville s.c., Birmingham Ala., Durham ., and new Orleans la. It was the first time the court had ruled in a series of sit in appeals which stemmed from arrests made throughout the South during the demonstrations there in 1960 and 1961. The court in other actions a upheld the Federal Power commissions new method of regulating natural Gas producers rates by areas instead of by each company a individual costs. The action empowers the Fpo to stabilize Gas rates for the consumer. Under the individual Cost formula rates fluctuated widely. Chief Justice Earl Warren and justices Tom c. Clark Hugo l. Cape gives new space hero big Welcome Cape canaveral Fla. Up a the High school band lined up two hours Early under the hot Florida Sun. Soon the musicians began perspiring. Miss Kay Spruill shepherded the 200 students in the Cocoa Beach elementary school glee club onto the grandstand and ran through a a Oklahoma for the last time. Children tanned and waving american flags got on the curb while their parents stood watching. A Gordo Welcome Back to Terra Firma a said a hand lettered sign. A while this is not his Home town he is going to get a Hometown Welcome a said mayor Robert Murkshe. It was this spaceport s Welcome Home sunday for maj. L. Gordon Cooper. Arrives by plane Cooper began his Day High Over the United states in a c135 Jet transport. With him were his wife Trudy and their two teenage daughters at 11 04 . Edt the plane touched Down at Patrick air Force base. Ten minutes later the main Hatch opened and Cooper Flowers around his Tan and fit in a business suit strode Down the ramp. Mrs. Cooper was at his Side. The air Force Honor guard stood at attention. Quot you Rascal a said astronaut Alan b. Shepard jr., Coopers backup Pilot As they Shook hands. A you won a race a said astronaut Walter m. Schirra or. A attaboy. Gordo a shouted someone in the crowd lining the runway. Thanks crowd Cooper strode to tile microphone. A thank you All for coming out a he said. A i finally got Back Home just As i said i the astronaut underwent a medical briefing ate lunch at the officers club with his family and at 3 30 ., Edt climbed atop the rear seat of a Cream coloured convertible. Or. Robert Seamans assistant director of the National aeronautics and space administration Nasa and mrs. Cooper Rode in the car. The astronaut who flew 575.0 h Miles around the world 22.9 times in his a Faith 7�?� spacecraft Rode at to Miles an hour along the 5.3-mile Parade route. About 15,000 persons Lineal both sides of the four Lane Highway this town Calls main Street. Black and William j. Brennanjr. Dissented. A ruled that the new York Stock Exchange cannot Cut off private wire connections used by non member brokers without granting a hearing. A refused to hear the contempt Case of gov. Ross r. Barnett of Mississippi any sooner than next october when it is now scheduled. The court denied the motion of Barnett and it. Gov. Paul b. Johnson or. For arguments this summer in the Legal action which grew out of the University of Mississippi integration riots last fall. To the initial Greenville decision the vote was 9-0. In the other five rulings however the vote Wras 8-1 with Justice John m. Harlan dissenting. The court used the Greenville Case to hand Down its landmark decision. Justice Earl Warren declared in his majority opinion that to demonstrators there were wrongly convicted because the store manager had been forced to segregate his lunch counter because of a City ordinance. Warren held that even if the manager had acted As an individual the convictions were invalid because the local ordinance was on the books. In Quick succession then the court overturned the following other a sit in convictions a trespass convictions of to negroes in Birmingham. A the conviction of to o ministers the revs. F l. Shuttleworth and Charles Billups who were found guilty of having incited the demonstrators in Birmingham. A the trespass convictions of five negro students and two White students for sit ins at Durham. No. A criminal mischief convictions at new Orleans. In the Greenville Case the court did not touch on the argument that store owners could maintain segregated facilities on private property. Warrens opinion indicated that As Long As the local statutes required segregation the owner was left no Choice but to maintain separate facilities for Whites and negroes. Warren declared that state segregation statutes violate the 14th amendment and that in the Greenville Case the City statute eliminated any private Choice on that part of the store owner. He said that the statute meant a that a person owning manag ing or controlling an eating place is left with no Choice of his own but must segregate his White and negro patrons. The Kress management in deciding to exclude negroes did precisely w hat the City Law in reversing the Birmingham and Durham convictions the court gave a one sentence opinion which cited the Greenville decision. In nullifying the convictions of Shuttlesworth and Billups for encouraging the demonstration. Warren commented that they a did not incite or Aid and abet any crime their convictions must be set Warren dealt at greater length in the courts reasons for overturning the new Orleans a criminal mischief convictions. He said a was w e interpret the City would not it negroes to seek desegregated service in restaurants. Consequently the City must be treated exactly As if it had an ordinance prohibiting in summary the court declared in its sit in decisions a where an ordinance makes it unlawful for owners or managers of restaurants to seat Whites and negroes together a conviction under the states criminal processes employed in a Way which enforces the discrimination mandated by that decision cannot tile to negro demonstrators who appealed the Greenville sit in Case had been sentenced to 30 Days in jail or a $100 Fine. Cooper talks with Glenn visits Kennedy tuesday today s Index to pages women s news Page 3 editorial Page 4 sports Page 6 area Page 7 classified Page 8 comics Page 9 Cape canaveral up a astronaut l. Gordon Cooperjr. Talked with fellow spaceman John h Glenn or. Hall a world away today then went into a a debriefing session to Tell scientists about his 22.9-orbit voyage around Earth. The 36-year-old air Force major had a Jam packed schedule today filled with details to be cleared up before he and his fellow astronauts leave tuesday for Washington and a visit with president Kennedy. Cooper who became americans newest space hero by spending 34 hours in space and then calmly steering his Faith-7 space capsule to a near perfect Landing in the Pacific Ocean last thursday also will face a joint session of Congress in Washington and a Parade in new York before the end of the week. The Federal space Agency said Cooper got together with Glenn about 9 30 . Edt today by Telephone Cooper in the officers club at Patrick air Force base 19 Miles South of this huge spaceport and Glenn at a television studio in Tokyo. Glenn who was stationed on a main tracking ship in the Pacific during the flight asked Cooper about several aspects of his flight including the latter a report that he found his arms floating in front of him when he awoke from sleeping. Cooper asked How dehydrated he Felt upon Landing admitted he was a Little thirsty when he came Down. He said this was a result of trying to conserve his water Supply after running into a a Little trouble in the drinking water system. The space Agency said president Kennedy a plane was expected to be sent from Washington to Houston today to pick up the wives and children of the other six Mercury astronauts. Then the plane w As to sweep across the Gulf of Mexico to get Cooper tuesday. Sunday Cooper described his breathtaking flight probably the last manned space voyage by the United states for 18 months As firm proof Man can sleep eat and live for Long periods in space. He told of seeing vivid geographic details sleeping soundly eating on schedule although he was not too hungry and performing numerous experiments assigned to him. Quot really no problem Cooper described his blazing a a fireball re entry under manual control an emergency step that was necessary after the automatic system failed in the auth orbit and caused anxious concern around the world. A there was really no he said. There had been speculation that still another one Man space flight in the project Mercury series might be held later this year but a top official of the Federal space Agency said it seemed a quite the statement by or. Robert c. Seamans associate director of Nasa apparently meant the next . Manned space flight will not come until october 1964, at the earliest. Seamans said a definite decision on whether there would be another Mercury flight a must be made within the next week or he described tile Cooper flight As a apparently. Most successful and that a it seems quite unlikely there will lie another mat Cury of there Are no More Mercury flights next comes project Gem Init a program to put up two Man teams of astronauts into orbit for periods of up to two weeks. The first manned gemini flight is due sometime during the last three months of 1964 a although we still have a Long Way to go in tile exploration of space a Seamans said. A i doubt that we can find an astronaut who can improve on the performance of Gordon Cooper a t

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