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Decatur Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Decatur, Indiana Decatur daily Democrat vol. Lxvi no. 245, the Only daily newspaper in Adams count Decatur Indiana 46733. Saturday october 17, 1970 ten cents psychiatrist give testimony on Barnes 40,000 More americans a fort Wayne psychiatrist said Friday afternoon that Keith Leroy Barnes 17, of Monroe charged with murdering his Mother last summer understands the charge but is not Able to work with his attorney to formulate a defense because of a chronic brain syndrome. Barnes is charged with murder in a the the first and second degree and has been lodged in the Adams county jail since last july. He is being held without Bond. The Monroe teenager is charged with murdering his Mother Ruth Eileen Barnes 39, in her bedroom of the Home at 102 e. Andrews Street. The psychiatrist who testified Friday said that he believes that Barnes understands the charge of murder but due to the chronic brain syndrome he is unable to communicate with his attorney. Decatur attorney Jay m. Voss is representing Barnes. The psychiatrist explained that Barnes suffered physical brain damage at the age of two due to a head injury Lind this has affected his memory and his ability to communicate. Judge Myles f. Parish is presiding in circuit court. Next wednesday at 1 30 ., another fort Wayne psychiatrist who has examined Barnes will testify on the question of determining whether or not Barnes has comprehension sufficient to understand the nature of the criminal action against him and proceedings and to make his defense. Ruth e. Clements Dies at Hospital mrs. Ruth e. Clements 47, of 521 Penn Street died at 5 45 Friday at the Adams county memorial Hospital where she had been a patient six Days. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Scottsville Mill june 16, 1923, a daughter of James m. And Hazel Hummer Newman. And was married to Richard d. Clements May 13, 1945. Her husband preceded her in death in August of 1964 mrs. Clements came to Decatur two years ago from Muncie to make her Home with her Mother. She was a member of the Nutt Man ave. United Brethren Church. Surviving in addition to her Mother Are a daughter miss Elizabeth c. Clements at Home and a brother James f. Newman of Derat or one daughter and one brother Are deceased. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 30 a m. Monday at the Zwick funeral Home with Rev. Sylvester Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home after 10 30 a m. Sunday until time of the services. Mitchell deplores vigilante tactics Indianapolis ind. Up a the greatest threat to America is not terrorists but a a vigilante tactics to which citizens May resort to protect themselves . Attorney general John n. Mitchell said Friday. Mitchell Here for dedication of a new Indiana University Law school building told a news conference that he does not regard Radical bombings and violence As a major threat to society. To be withdrawn from Vietnam by Christmas Saigon up a president Nixon a phase five troop withdrawal program will begin with the inactivation of nearly 3.000 men in two battalions of the 4th infantry division the . Military command announced today. Informed . Military sources said All of the divisions 10.000 remaining men would be pulled out of the War zone in the phase five reduction of 40.000 More american troops in South Vietnam by Christmas. The sources said at least 35,000 of the troops involved in the latest redeployment would come from the and would include about 12,000 men of the 25th infantry division still in Vietnam. Hie 25th is headquartered at cd Chi about 20 Miles Northwest of Saigon. 292,300 still fight the latest weekly troop strength report showed the had 292,300 men in Vietnam including about 50,000 in the americal division largest in the service. . Military spokesmen reported Only one major ground engagement involving american troops in Vietnam in the 24-hour period ending at noon today. They said two men of the 3rd brigade 1st air cavalry division were killed and four wounded Friday in a 90-minute clash in Jungles 65 Miles East Northeast of Saigon. Three communist soldiers were known killed in the fighting 29 Miles North North West of Ham tank capital of Binh Tuy province. In phenom penh the cambodian took advantage of a Battlefield Lull today to launch operations to Clear a vital Highway leading South from the capital. The cambodian High command said forces began sweeping National Highway 2, which leads to the provincial capital of Takeos 40 Miles away. High command spokesman maj. Am Rong said a a there has been Only Light harassment so meanwhile typhoon Joan veered away from the coast of Vietnam Friday night permitting full . Air activity to resume against prime targets along the to Chi Minh Supply Trad in Laos. East Jackson Street Meshberger and in phenom penh am Rong inca construction co. Have been working on said cambodian reinforcements Jackson St. Extended East of the Bridge to . Were sent to the embattled Highway 224, and the new Roadway is expected to be town of Roka Kong 20 Miles of for traffic in the near future. Ribbon cutting North of the capital where local defenders have been holding out for one week against a threatened communist Advance. Highway 2 has been closed since the War began in March As have Highway 3 to the Southern province of Vampot and Highway 6, North to Kampong Thorn. Highway 6 is the scene of the largest cambodian offensive operation of the War. Am Rong said troops on the Highway 2 operation were forced in some places a a to carry their ammunition on bicycles like the North vietnamese and Viet Cong because of the broken ceremonies will be held when the new Street is completed. Baker amp Schultz construction co. Put in the curbs and sidewalks along Jackson photo. Economy passes Low Point unemployment will continue High Claryn Birk to have Lead in play discuss play tryouts miss Claryn Birk Bellmont High school speech teacher and Ken Watkins president of the Decatur Optimist club discuss tryout plans scheduled monday and tuesday evenings to fill five nude parts for the upcoming theater production a a bus Stop a to be staged in the Bellmont auditorium in late november. Hie Optimist club is sponsoring the play the second of the season under the direction of Reid Erekson. Miss Claryn Birk speech teacher at Bellmont High school has been chosen to play Cherie a blonde girl about 20, the leading female part in a a bus Stop a which will be presented at the Bellmont High school auditorium late in november. Tryouts Are scheduled both monday and tuesday nights at police dragnet squads sweep through Quebec to crush terrorists Montreal up a police dragnet squads swept through Quebec today in the Federal governments intensified Effort to crush the terrorist Fly and locate the kidnappers holding two High ranking officials. There was no word on the Fate of British Diplomat James r. Cross kidnapped 13 Days ago or Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte abducted at gunpoint one week ago. The shaken government of Pierre Trudeau Clung to Hopes both still were alive. Trudeau who invoked emergency War Powers Friday and outlawed the separatist Fly placed the responsibility squarely on the terrorists for the safety of Cross and Laporte. I Mai troops deployed a a the guns pointed at their Heads a he dramatically told the nation on television Friday night a have Fly fingers on the a Quebec government official said Friday a there is every reason to believe or. Laporte is still no one speculated about Cross. Hie kidnappings have plunged the government deep into crisis. Trudeau mobilized 4,000 Federal troops to Aid Quebec a 9,000 police officials in the crackdown on Fly leaders and sympathizers. Dragnet Friday netted 270 persons in 158 raids. Some opposition his suspension of certain civil liveries especially in arrest situations Drew fire from opposition leaders in Ottawa. One likened it to a a trying to crush a Peanut with a in the raids said inspector j r. Melancon of the Quebec provincial police a Large quantities of firearms a guns pistols bayonets and knives a were seized. Trudeau his face drawn and grim declined again Friday night to meet the Kinda per a demands for release of 23 political prisoners Safe passage out of the country and $500,000 Gold Bullion Ransom. A should the government give in to this crude blackmail a he said shifting uncomfortably in his chair a we could be facing the breakdown of the Legal system and its replacement by the Law of the the auditorium for two other female parts and the five male parts in the production which is sponsored by the Decatur Optimist club. Reid Erekson who directed the initial play in the fall and Winter series a time of for Ginger a will also direct a bus Ken Watkins Optimist president today asked All club members to be present for committee assignments at 7 30 Monday and tuesday. Characters to be selected to Complete the cast Are Elma Duckworth a waitress a big eyed girl still in High school. Grace Hoyland owner of the restaurant a woman in her late 30s or Early 40s. Will masters sheriff a huge St mine Man Well Over six feet who has a thick Black Beard and a scar on his forehead. Or. Gerald Lyman former College professor a Man of medium height about 50, with a Ruddy Boyish face that smilingly defies the facts of his rather scholarly glasses and Iron Gray hair. Carl bus Driver a hefty Man loud and Hearty who looks very Natty in his uniform. Virgil Blessing a ranch hand in his 40s, corpulent and slow moving. To Decker Young rancher and Cowboy in his Early 20s, tall and slim and Good looking in an of doors Way. Hot Springs a. Up the . Economy has a passed its Low Point and should show steady improvement next year but unemployment will continue relatively High a report to the business Council said today. Hie report by the councils economic consultants predicted unemployment would average about 5 per cent next year Down Only a Little from the current level of 5.5 per cent the highest Mark in almost seven years. The two Page summary of the report handed to newsmen is about As close to an official Council position As the organization of highly Independent corporate executives Ever gets. The Nixon administration has been working hard during the councils weekend meetings to head off a gloomy report that might have heightened fears about the state of the Economy. One administration official conceded the businessmen were less optimistic than were government officials. President Nixon invited leaders of the Council to the White House for a sunday Chat about the Economy following conclusion of the organizations semiannual meeting. A the Economy has passed its Low Point and the Outlook is for continued improvement through 1971 despite the Impact of the current strike against general motors a the report said. The consultants predicted a Gross National products the total value of the nations output of goods and services would exceed $1 trillion next year. Hie president also dispatched his top economic strategists to meet with coined members a virtual who a who of the nations biggest businessmen a during their sessions Friday and today. Quot we think that a Strong and healthy expansion of the Economy is under Way a said George p. Shultz director of management and budget. Shultz said the administration Hopes to manage the expansion in a Way that will produce full employment by mid-1972 without rekindling inflation. Although most of the businessmen agreed that the Economy is staging a comeback after the Winter Spring slump they tended to be less optimistic than the administration one top government economist who asked not to be identified by name said economists both in and out of government Are now More confident than most businessmen that the Economy is pulling out of the doldrums. He noted that a year ago the economists were ahead of the businessmen in predicting a slowdown in the then overheated Economy. Assails Roudebush vote on education Indianapolis up sen. Vance Hartkens Campaign for reelection returned Here today where the democratic incumbent scheduled a breakfast meeting with members of the International brotherhood of electrical workers and a news conference. The senator will go to a Jeff Erson Jackson Day dinner later today in Ripley county and then attend a i i Fry in Ohio county. During an appearance in Chicago and Knox Friday Hartke assailed his opponent rep. Richard l. Roudebush Rind for his vote against Aid to education and warned that the administration of president Nixon May propose a tax hike next year. Hartke charged that if the cop National administration continues its current economic policies a it will either ask for an increase next year or attempt to postpone scheduled tax he said he would a strongly opposed either. A the Only sensible Way to balance the budget is to generate tax revenues through economic expansion a Hartke said. Hartke told his audience in Knox a i would like to see Federal and state support for education increased so that we can Start bringing the property taxes Down where they belong a teen republicans elect Tyler Hill Wells Laughlin Exchange charges French lick ind. Up a Indiana school supt. Richard Wells defended his record in office Friday and his opponent John j. Loughlin discussed changes he would prefer As the candidates took their turns speaking to state school Board members and school superintendents. Wells a Republican criticized Campaign statements aimed at him by Democrat Loughlin whose remarks were directed mainly at Wells proposal calling for too per cent state Aid to Public schools. Loughlin a statement that the superintendents office should be taken out of partisan politics Drew a Sharp reply from Wells who said the proposal a is not an Issue in the 1970 Campaign because it will require a constitutional Quot what my opponent is really saying is take the superintendent out of the hands of the voters and educators and push it into the hands of the politicians a Wells said. The superintendent said he Felt his office should be a longer than two years. A people have seen the a ate superintendent for the first time make vocational education a priority Issue a Wells said. Loughlin said he opposed too per cent state support of Public schools and said the Wells plan would allow a county Council to control funds through schools. Electing officers in their first meeting the teen age republicans tars heard e. Ross Adair a administrative assistant. Elected into office were Tyler Hill president Mike Osterman vice president and Laurie Johnson. With sixteen High school students attending the tars were told of various projects in the area in attempts to help Adair. Yardsticks with the name Adair on them will be posted throughout the City and near halloween tars will go through certain precincts in which Adair did not do Well in the 1968 election and pass out pumpkins with literature comparing the records Adair and his opponent j. Edward Roush. Many other Campaign tactics were discussed by Rich Knopp the assistant to Adair who writes All of Adair a speeches and works for him in Washington . Knopp pointed out that the most strategical places to pass of information were at big meetings. He also commented that congressmen Adair will be speaking at Bellmont High school at 9 a m. October 20. Also he will beat the . Open House october 23. Other places that Adair will visit include Berne Parade october 30, the Decatur Parade october 31 and a rally Here in Decatur with Trudy Etherton oct. 27. Another candidate introduced at the meeting was Robert Gage who is running for trustee of Washington township. Michael e. Osterman Tyler Hill Mark Arnold and Joe Spaulding were appointed to a planning committee and Telephone committee to get new members. The tars also discussed plans to place a float in the Decatur halloween Parade. Several ideas for the float theme were discussed but no definite decision was made. A tentatively scheduled meeting for next wednesday was announced the Tyler Hill and asked All members to bring another Friend so the class will be doubled in size. Worlds largest plane explodes in Georgia Plant Workman killed Marietta a up Hie original c5a Galaxy worlds largest aircraft exploded on the flight line at the Lockheed Georgia co. Plant Early today a obviously some sort of fuel the plane nearly the length of a football Field and six stories High had been under killing one worker and injuring going a touch and go tests Fri another. A rapid fire series of explosions rocked this Atlanta suburb about 1 20 a.m., split the fuselage on the giant plane and left a Lockheed no. In crumpled on the Concrete runway apron. A a great Ball of fire mushroomed up from the wreckage according to Security officer b d. Smart who said the flames raged out of control for about an hour. More than a dozen fire trucks pumped every drop of White foam at the base onto the burning cargo plane. Air Force col. S. W. Brewer attacked to Lockheed to oversee the c5 program said the cause of the explosion was Day workmen were defusing approximately 100,000 pounds of fuel a similar to a a Good Grade of kerosene a when the first explosion ripped into the right Wing Brewer said. Hie nearby fuel truck escaped damage. Asked if sabotage had been ruled out Brewer replied a Well we Haven to ruled it in but i think its very Remote a the Fhi was summoned and an investigation of the explosion ordered. Hie dead Man was a civilian employee of the firm Georgia a largest employer. The injured Man was reportedly in Shock at a medical facility at i Lockheed. Neither Man was identified immediately. Only the Needle nosed portion of the aircraft Forward of the cockpit was not badly damaged both wings and the Tail Section were snapped off. The fuselage was split just to the rear of the midsection the entire plane was blackened and portions of the skeletal superstructure showed through in the Glare of huge spotlights mounted on trucks. Indiana weather fair through sunday with slight warming trend during the period. Low tonight Low and mid 30s High sunday upper 60s to Ara id 70. Extended Outlook monday through wednesday mostly fair and mild. No precipitation through the period lows lower to mid 40s. Highs from mid 60s to lower 70s. Hartke said Roudebush Quot voted against every Penny of about $108 million in Federal funds appropriated to Indiana schools from fiscal 1966 through 1970. Hartke said Middle and lower income families Are discriminated against in a tax Structure which relies on property taxes to pay for schools. He said with Federal and state support for education property taxes can be reduced Ideal fall weather forecast in state by United press International temperatures dipped to below freezing under Clear skies in Indiana Early today but a gradual Warmup will linger at least through the Middle of next week. Ideal fall weather was on tap for the weekend meanwhile with virtually no Chance of rain through sunday. The forecast called for a fair through sunday with a slow warming As a result thousands of motorists were expected to head for such Scenic Sites at Brown county to witness the a fall foliage festival of turning leaves. Overnight nows this morning slipped to 28. Four degrees below freezing at Indianapolis. Bayh urges end to electoral College Phoenix Ariz. Up a a constitutional amendment to abolish the electoral College will be narrowly approved when Congress reconvenes in november sen Birch Bayh d-ind., predicted Friday night. But Bayh chief sponsor of the proposed 26th amendment said it would have to be revised to break a Senate filibuster. He told a Maricopa county bar association meeting the amendment would be changed from requiring a Runoff election to a vote of both houses of Congress when no presidential candidate receives at least 40 per cent of the vote. A it is difficult to get two thirds of the Senate to agree on anything controversial a he said but he predicted it would be passed on a 66-33 vote. However he also predicted opponents will attempt to bring sen Karl Mundt r s. D., felled v Roke months ago . It Senate chamber on a Stretcher to cast the 34th vote

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