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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Decatur, AlabamaToday s Watker cold we her Rovar Paga a place a daily want add a Athens 353.4612 232-1533 All depart mint night 313-4739. A a i a a a a a a a a -7 a. Re a the Sec at or daily it 1 48 pages today i my country May she Ever be right but right or wrong my do Catu cried b-15-19 movies a6 crossword b-20 radio to b-15 editorials a-4 society b 1-10 sports a-16-19 a a a volume 55. Number 317 established february 26, Wiz Decatur Alabama sunday morning. January 8. 1967 a Summ member of the associated press new York times news service 5c daily 20c sunday Arent c Campaign in reunion a five year old Melanie Smith and Sambo agree do catchers Arentt such bad Guys after All. See the reason Why on Page Bill. Daily photo by de Buchac by John Lengel Saigon South Vietnam apr . Marines struggled through Waist deep vehicle mining swamps saturday in the opening phase of an american Campaign in the Mekong River Delta that could make this the bloodiest year of the vietnamese War. The heavily populated Delta with mangrove thickets and Rice demo opens drive a Montgomery a an of the Alabama democratic party set in motion today a program aimed at replacing Alabama a turn of the Century Constitution with a new one. James m. Prestwood of an needed changes Valusia chairman of the party a league of county executive committees said that the leagues own executive committee met Here today and approved a plan to sound out Public opinion regarding the calling of a constitutional convention. If the county committees find that the Public generally favors replacement of the present 66-year-old Constitution with one a More tailored for the current times a he said the league will then seek incoming gov. Lur Leen Wallace a approval of the proposal. A the consensus of the liberals want Powell ousted As chair air by John Beckler a a Washington a some influential House liberals will ask that rep. Adam Clayton Powell be removed As a committee chairman monday bul that he be allowed to remain in Congress. The attempt to strip Powell of the chairmanship of the Educa Tion and labor committee will be one of two attacks of the houses almost sacrosanct seniority system at the democratic party caucus a Day in Advance of the opening of Congress. The liberals will try also to prevent rep. William m. Col Mer d-miss., a conservative from moving into the vacant chairmanship of the important House rules committee. The pre caucus strategy has been worked out by leaders of the democratic study group which with a claimed membership of 145, represents a majority of the 248 democratic House members. In their Effort to topple two chairmen the liberals will be going against the wishes of. Speaker John w. Mccormack d-mass., who regards the seniority system As a Cornerstone of congressional organization if it succeeds the study group will have achieved a goal Long sought by advocates of congressional reforms. Although the study group has officially taken no stand on the Powell Issue a motion to take see liberals on Page a-2 Prestwood said a was that the people of Alabama Are ready to vote on this question because the present Constitution was adopted in 1901, and Only a convention can bring about the triggering element in the move to seek a constitutional convention was last december a constitutional referendum which Cost $250,000 statewide to hold and Drew Only a handful of voters to the polls. There were four amendments on the ballot and they affected Only three Coli ties. But the Constitution As presently write required that every voter in the state have the Opportunity to vote on them. Prestwood said the Cost of that referendum a related to the nature of the amendments made us realize just How expensive the process is under our present Constitution. The matter of a constitutional convention had been under study for some time but it the last referendum the triggered the action that we took today a a your league feels this is a responsibility that we must assume in bringing this matter to sume in bringing this matter the people since the legislature has to pass on this and since the legislature is democratic except for one member a he continued. A after we get the reports from the counties we will submit it to the incoming governor for her approval which would be very influential in the Success of the Call of the As outlined by Prestwood the creation of a new Constitution a a bulletin Tokyo apr anti red guard forces have taken Over the Eastern chinese City of banking after bloody Battles with communist China s red guard dispatches from peking reported sunday. The said the City 530 Miles Southeast of peking is in the grip of terror. Midwest Plains hit by storm a for heating service on go Oil 99 Cool cell Davidson hearing service 353-4623. Minneapolis. Minn a a \ major Winter a storm gripped sections of the Midwest and Northern Plains saturday for the second Day piling Snow to great Depths and paralysing travel in some areas. Blizzard warnings remained in effect for portions of Minnesota Iowa and Nebraska. Blizzard like conditions and heavy Snow also halted traffic in some areas of North and South Dakota where visibility was reduced almost to Zero at times. Snow and High winds lashed Northern Wisconsin and hazardous driving warnings were extended eastward to new England where a mixture of Snow freezing rain or sleet was forecast. Forty eight inches of Snow covered the ground saturday at the Marquette county Airport in upper Michigan. More than 30 inches of Snow covered the Duluth minn., area where an additional 16 inches fell overnight the . Weather Bureau said saturday the storm was moving northeastward across the great lakes toward Canada. In its Wake it left a wide sweep of Arctic cold across the o4vj nations midsection. Freezing temperatures prevailed from the Canadian Border to Mexico. Readings Down to 25 below Zero were forecast for Northern min Sesata saturday night. Most of Minnesota still had heavy Snow saturday with 40-mile-an-hour winds causing Drifting and reduced v is Bilitz see Midwest on a a-2 for the state would follow this general pattern a Resolution would be proposed in the legislature calling for a constitutional convention. Once adopted the Mailer would be submitted to the people of the state in a referendum along with the names of the proposed delegates to the convention. If the voters approve the convention Call the delegates elected from each county would meet and draw up a new Constitution. The final draft they approve would then become the states new Constitution without further action. Paddies laced by 25,000 Nativa ble Miles of Waterways has been out of the martial mainstream because of the Prospect that Sharp action against indigenous Viet Cong bands would mean heavy civilian casualties. Its hard for even a native to distinguish guerrillas from peaceful a Jama Clad peasants. But the Delta has been a heartland of the communists for 20 years and now americans Are joining vietnamese troops in an Effort to crush guerrilla bands estimated to total 100,000 men. Vietnamese efforts Over the years had led but to a stalemate negating hard won gains farther North. The Viet congas extensive Delta organization feeds Large quantities of men supplies and a we feel that a new Constitution would be beneficial not Only in saving Money but would be helpful in the orderly process of government in the Light of the Many changes that have occurred since 1901, not Only in the Law itself but in the customs of Pur people a Prestwood said. We have Laws on the books that relate to horse an buggy Days. A just think of everything that a happened since 1901 and you la see that the Constitution Forsee. All the things that have happened since. The present Constitution is outmoded a its been patched and re patched with he said adoption of a new constitutions assuming the convention is called a would take some time quite a bit of he declined to estimate just How Long. Prestwood said the support of other groups would be sought in gaining a Call for a convention and specifically mentioned the state democratic executive committee. Asked if Republican support for the Effort would be enlisted Prestwood said it would then added a but we thought it was our place to shoulder the responsibility of initiating the move to gain a new Constitution. Money to red units in other parts of the country. The Rice Harvest is on now in the Delta and Viet Cong tax agents Are levying Grain from the peasants in areas the communists control. Swamp mud and water initially proved a greater obstacle than the Viet Cong for the american marines who in company with vietnamese marines Are making the first big american thrust into the Delta. Eight vehicles had to be towed out. Enemy resistance to the 4,000-Man task Force which stormed ashore by Landing Craft and helicopters on White Beach Friday from a flotilla of 12 . Navy ships was reported limited to scattered sniper fire. The operation called dec House five centers 55 Miles South of Saigon. From the air the Delta looks like a picture postcard land. But vietnamese troops regularly assigned there have found campaigning ugly business. It was with reluctance that . Military planners decided american units with the fantastic firepower of heavy artillery Anc fighter bombers should move in to help. Their fear was a and is Juk Book High lights inside today a daily today a daily offers readers a preview William Manchester a controversial Book a the death of a the associated press Story on Page a-7 tells How president Kennedy was urged by several top Democrat leaders not to visit Dallas. Did you know that a National procrastination week is fast approaching daily staff writer Ray Martin takes a Tongue in Cheek look at the unusual week on Page a-5. On the same Page daily state editor Winford Turner writes about new buildings being studied for John c. Calhoun or. College and assistant City editor Alvin Benn reviews the past week in Decatur. 8 others injured in explosion by Robert m. Shaw Lais vegas Nev. A a three Story Motel was virtually destroyed saturday by an apparently suicidal blast that trilled six persons and injured for the sports gourmet daily sports editor Ron Tate expresses his views on National football ratings and the a a bests schedule for Alabama. All this and much More is at your fingertips in today a daily. School tax a tax necessary for the operation of the Public schools is due for renewal Morgan county and Decatur voters will go to the polls Jan. 17 to vote on extending the District three Mill school tax for another 30-year period. Age of the paper doll is upon us see marines on Page a-2 Friend says Romney will run in 68 by Jean sprain Wilson new York a we May live and die in paper from now on. Baby girls born to disposable diapers and wrapped in paper blankets May now grow into Discar Dable toddler dresses spend their adolescence in slice away miniskirts and eventually marry in throwaway wedding gowns. Perhaps someone will even invent a paper shroud. A new Ink in this paper Chain was introduced thurs Day by pretty mite sized dolls wearing disposable children swear designed by Margot West. They Are cheap less than $3, flame proofed tear and water resistant and As charming and colourful As the pages of a picture Book. The maker Joseph love who has kiddy tested them with his own progeny swears they will survive four to five energetic . He enthusiastically lists these practicalities in wrapping wee ones in Wood pulp. Hems Are shortened easily with scissors. See age on Page a-2 Detroit a a close Friend of gov. George w. Romney says the Michigan chief executive will run for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination. Romney has acknowledged that he is taking a a Long hard look at such a possibility but has declined to commit himself to it. J. Willard Marriott of Washington wealthy owner of restaurants and motels said in an interview the Detroit news published in sunday editions a i think gov. Romney will run. There is no question about it. Especially if the situation re Mains As it is today. A i think he has a Good Chance to win the nomination and a Good Chance to be Marriott said Marriott who like Romney is a mormon has known the Michigan governor since 1929 when they met in Washington. A a we be been most wonderful friends Ever Marriott said. It is known that Romney has discussed on recent occasions with Marriott the possibility of running for the gop presidential nomination see Friend on Page a-2 l rence bid for poverty Money axed Moulton a an application by Lawrence county for a proposed Community action program has been turned Down Clyde Cameron president of the program reported Cameron said he received a letter from the office of economic Opportunity in Atlanta say ing that there were no More funds available this year for new agencies. The Community action committed has applied for a $15, 713 Grant to organize the Agency in june. A chief function would be to Aid poverty people providing Relief for persons faced with extreme financial problems. Cameron said the group had been planning the program for around two years. The letter to Cameron pointed out a we Hope it will not be Long before we can get More favourable prospects from Washington however according to Cameron As far As Lawrence county is concerned the poverty program has been eliminated former Board of Revenue see la rence on Page a-2 state Laws require school systems to Levy and collect the tax to be eligible for participation in the state minimum program fund. All school systems Quot in Alabama Are presently collect ing it. The Decatur City schools receive approximately 63 per cent of its current operating funds from the state minimum program. Dollar Wise this amounts to $1,600,000. Morgan county schools receive about 75 per cent of its funds from the program. No new tax is being proposed according to school officials. In fact they Point out the Revenue from this source was the basis of operating expenses for Public schools Here even before most of today s citizens were enrolled in school As students. In addition to voting on the tax. Morgan county citizens will also vote on whether or not to Combine the various county school districts for the collection of this tax. The tax is now collected by districts but the change will have no effect on the amount of Money each District receives. This part of the election apply eight the downtown area was rocked at 1 25 . By an explosion police believe was touched off by someone firing a Bullet into dynamite. Police said the Mast centred in room 214 of the orbit inn registered to a or. And mrs. R. J. Paris of Hollywood Calif. They were driving a car with Florida License plates i dist. Atty. George Franklin or. Said a charred .25 Caliper automatic pistol was found in the Alley behind the Motel close to a severed human hand. He said two rounds of ammunition of the same Caliper were found in the Florida car. Authorities said a Wallet with identification cards issued to r. J. Paris a and containing an Arizona permit to carry explosives a were found in what remained of room 214. The Wallet also contained a California Drivers License they said. Franklin said it appeared someone had fired the gun into the dynamite taken to the Motel room. Detective it. Paul Gulas said however that no suicide note had been found. Franklin said it appeared someone had fired the gun into dynamite taken to the Motel room. Police found wires in the Back seat of the Florida car which they could not explain. Franklin said this was an indication someone had planned a see 8 others on Page a-2 Brothers held in break ins two Young Brothers have been turned Over to Morgan county juvenile authorities after confessing to a rash of burglaries in Decatur det. It. Ernest Boyman of the Decatur police department said saturday. It Bowman said the youths confessed to breaking into Mills motors Oliver a Standard service Allied sales . Goodrich tire co. Millard a garage and a clothing store which has not yet opened. Bowman said some of the firms were broken into twice. County system not those in the City. A All City schools Are in a single District but the county has five separate districts each of which see school on Page a-2 a a or Rry a according to Bowman the is Only to the citizens under the Case began to unfold several nights ago when Decatur police picked up one of the youths a a 14-year-old a while he was breaking into a Telephone Booth. Bowman said the keys to a new a see Brothers on Page a-2 opening fireworks tuesday Vietnam great society Lead Congress Agenda Bekins worldwide moving and storage. Call Daniel at 353-4014. Adv by Jack Bell Washington a under the lowering Shadow of the Vietnam War a new Congress which leaders believe has a Pinch pen by mandate from the voters opens its doors tuesday for a months Long session both houses appear headed joint session of Congress on tuesday night. This Means that the administration program will be Laid before the legislators before either chamber can get very far into controversies Poming up As preliminaries to legislative action the House must decide for a wrangling beginning which whether to deny a seat to rep. Could set the tone for almost continuous controversy As the members appraise the state of the War in Asia and the state of president Johnson so great so piety a at Home. The White House announced saturday that the president will the Law in new York and Fco deliver his annual speech on the state of the Union in person to a 3l it a z a. Adam Clayton Powell. remove him from chairmanship of the education and labor committee or take some lesser disciplinary action Powell a negro is in hot water because of troubles with cause of his conduct of com pit tee business. In the Senate a Hardy band of liberals has served notice it will try to water Down Rule 22. Which requires a two thirds majority to end filibuster talk. As matters stand neither Effort seems Likely to go anywhere. Johnson a delivery of his Mes Sage will be a Down to work signal for a Congress in which republicans will be flexing their voter enlarged biceps and in which Many democrats Are Reading the november election results As calling for a breathing spell on new programs. Republican leaders Are planning their own state of the in see Viet on Page a-2 a a

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