Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - March 13, 1964, Dover, Ohio
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VOL. 60. NO. 207. 20 PAGES., Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Friday, March 13, 1964 PHONE 4-2167 7 CENTSHouse Surprises All, Nixes Federal Employe Pay Hikes
★ ★★★★★★*McNamara Sees Viet Nam 'Win'
Roll Call Vote Turns Tide In
By BARRY SCHWEID
WASHINGTON 'AP) - In a sudden seizure of election year jitters, the House has said “no thanks” to a $10,000-a-year pay
Its surprising decision Thursday that at $22,500 Congress members are paid enough, killed a bill that would have boosted the salaries of 1.7 million government workers. The average mailman and government secretary stood to gain $450 annually.
Theoretically, the Senate can revive the pay boost drive later this session, and to make it more palatable, at more modest proportions. Veteran observers consider this unlikely.
The higher salary structure had the strong support of the House Democratic leadership and the Johnson administration. It was scaled to boost those in the top levels 22.5 per cent and those on the lower rungs 3 per cent on the theory that the government can retain top people only by making their pay competitive with private industry.
However, this is an election year, and while the voter may favor a $450 raise for his postman he may look askance at a $10,000 boost for his congressman. Besides, the administration has filled the air with talk of economy.
Still, Democratic and Republican leaders were certain that if the House members did not have to go on record the $545 million bill would be passed. As the day wore on, provisions calling for increases for differ-
See PAY, Page ll
Flood Damages Surpass $50 Million Refense Chid Says Proper
3 Effort Must Be Put Forth
Ream Fills Job Openings
Dover Service Director H. S. Ream today made permanent and provisional appointments to city jobs as the result of a Feb. 21 Civil Srevice examination.
Receiving permanent job status were: Julia L. Jones, bookkeeper - clerk, utilities office; Harold Adams, assistant storekeeper, and Robert D. Jones, storekeeper, both in electric field division.
Getting provisional appointments were: Theodore (Ted)
Maybaugh, heavy equipment operator (street sweeper), and Terry W. Shumaker, water serviceman.
Cincinnati, Louisville Crests Due
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-The crest of the flood-swollen Ohio River moved westward today. It left in its wake several states with damage already estimated at $50 million, and nine deaths.
The Red Cross estimated 110,-000 persons were affected. Many thousands of them driven from their homes. The flood picture was one of wading evacuations, and dog-tired flood workers and refugees. Injuries were few.
Flood crests were due today at Cincinnati and Louisville, where a final steel gate in the floodwall clanked into place Thursday afternoon. The wall was prepared to stand a 48-foot crest, or 1.6 feet higher than the predicted crest.
There appeared hope the worst was over. Downstream— to the west—water began edging toward riverfront buildings at Owensboro, Ky., but only a few families were expected to be routed. A floodwall protects Paducah, near where the Ohio joins the Mississippi River.
By ELTON C. FAY
WASHINGTON (AP) —- Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara returned from South Viet Nam today to give President Johnson a first-hand report on how the war is going against Communist guerrillas there.
Cows cluster on a barn ramp, the only unflooded spot in this Williamsport, Pa., area.
Across from Louisville, in In-
See FLOOD DAMAGE, Page ll
A flock of more than 50 Piper aircraft perch on the only "island" to be found at Lock Haven, Pa.
McNamara told reporters at Andrews Air Force Base that during his swing through the war-torn country “I did not meet a single responsible official who doesn’t believe that if a proper effort is made’* victory can be obtained.
He added, though, that “the path to victory may be hard/'
The defense chief, with Gen. Maxwell E. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, standing at his side, said the President had sent them to South Viet Nam for two purposes:
To appraise the political, economic and military situation.
To determine what “additional actions if any” the United States should take in the struggle against Communist -dominated Viet Cong.
The secretary reportedly con-
A frustrated man is one who has ulcers and still isn't a success.
Attack Claims J. D. Bleininger At Sugarcreek
SUGARCREEK - John D. Bleininger. 50, of 303 W. Maple St., well-known salesman for Eckert Ford Sales Inc., died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon in his home.
After returning home from work, he became ill and called Clyde Lingier, asking him to summon a doctor and to come immediately. When Lingier arrived. he found Bleininger dead with the telephone still in his hand.
Born near Stone Creek, he was a son of the late John W. and Margaret Schumaker Bleininger. He was employed at the garage for 32 years, serving under A. P. Snyder until Wilson Eckert took over.
He was a member of United Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow, the former Mae Bickel; a son, Dan, who is a student at Heidelberg College, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Milton Putt of RD I, Stone Creek, and Mrs. Raymond Lev-engood of RD 3, Fresno.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the church with Rev. Arnold H. Klaiber officiating. Burial in Ragersville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 at the Lingier Funeral Home.
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TWIN CITY WATER HASSLE
Council Blocks Croniser Attempt To Oust Rectanus
UHRICHSVILLE — A move by Mayor Robert Croniser to oust Earl Rectanus as president of the Twin City Water Board was thwarted at last night’s City Council meeting, when an emergency ordinance approving a $1 increase in water rates was passed 6 to I.
Harold (Bud) Dulin, Council president, refused to accept the mayor’s request for Rectanus’ removal, telling him: “You are clear out of bounds and it is time you began working with Council.’*
Croniser’s letter, which he released to the press, charged Rectanus has failed to carry out his duties as the Council’s appointee to the water board under
the present and previous administration and that he is unwilling "to accept responsibilities for the people you were appointed to represent.”
Croniser, in calling for Rectanus’ resignation in the letter, said: “According to Ordinance 575, Section B, Council has the power to cancel your appointment.”
Dulin said the issue had not been properly presented, that he did not know about it untli Croniser made the presentation and then he criticized the mayor for refusing to attend water board meetings.
The mayor sa.d he would prop-See WATER HASSLE, Page 2
Board Rejects Sheppard Plea
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Ohio’s Pardon and Parole Commission is sticking by an earlier stand against executive clemency for convicted wife slayer Samuel H. Sheppard.
John M. McElroy, assistant to Gov. James A. Rhodes, said today’s unanimous decision by the commission “leaves no action for the governor to take.” Sheppard, convicted of second-degree murder in the July 4, 1954, bludgeon slaying of his pregnant wife, Marilyn, had asked for commutation. A similar request was rejected by the parole commission on Jan. 29, 1963.
Today’s decision by the parole commission recommends that Sheppard “continue to serve his sentence until he become eligible for parole consideration after expiration of his minimum sentence.”
Sheppard has said that he would accept a parole, but would prefer t release at once under clemency.
Rains Delay Coal
Coal production is expected to begin Monday morning at the recently-reopened Midvale Coal Mine. Cleanup operations began the first of the month and resumption of operations, originally scheduled yesterday, was postponed until water from the week’s heavy rains was pumped from the pit.
By Tom Parker
Daily Reporter Staff Writer
NEWCOMERSTOWN — The
Progressive Civic Club and Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting Monday afternoon to discuss Negro equality, particularly in regard to employment.
Clyde Dansby, acting as spokesman for the recently-organized Negro organization, spoke of the conference last night following presentation of the Jaycees’ annual minstrel show.
Booker T. Russell, 46, of 514 College St. attended the show, “The Dixieland Minstrels,” as an arbitrary judge for the civic group.
Russell said, in his opinion, the performance contained nothing offensive to his race.
“We reached an understanding several weeks ago that the show would not be picketed just on the basis of blackface makeup,” Russell stated after the minstrel. ‘‘But if material used would, in any way, debase the Negro then
Jaycee Show Provides Top Enjoyment
NEWCOMERSTOWN — Approximately 350 attended the annual Junior Chamber of Commerce show “The Dixieland Minstrels/’ in the high school auditorium last night and were treated to a fast moving and toe-tapping performance.
With Francis Martin in command as the traditional interlocutor, the Sesqui Jubilee minstrel had a number of highlights as the 6 endmen and the semi-formally attired chorus shined in comedy situations and musical numbers.
Because of the civil rights issue, particular attention was paid to the script and one of the songs, Josha Fit the Battle of Jericho, was re-written in part.
Negroes present, as noted in another story, found nothing offensive in the performance.
The end men were Virgil Ervin, Gary Gadd, George Phillips, Mick May hew, Tip Chaney and Boh Duffy.
Specialty numbers featured Nee SHOW, Page 2
we planned to picket the show.”
Russell, who pointed out that he is not an official spokesman for the club or the Negro residents of Newcomerstown, said the Jaycees had agreed to discontinue using blackface makeup after this year.
The minstrel contained none of the traditional watermelon or similar jokes. The finale, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, had been rewritten in part.
“Let the walls of segregation, the walls of discrimination, let everyone in Newcomerstown be
a Joshua, and the walls will come tumbling down” was part of the parody. The number was sung solemnly, with dignity, and no one in the audience could mistake its purpose.
‘‘We couldn’t live in a finer town,” Dansby told me after the show. “We have no segregated schools, no segregated swimming pools, lunch counters, etc. I’m sure we, as colored people, all consider this a go<xl town.
“We do have problems, don’t minsunderstand that. Labor for
See DISCUSSION, Page 2
Hearing Set For McIntyre
Wade McIntyre Jr., 44, of 1174 N, Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, is in County Jail today following his arrest yesterday at 1:50 p.m. by Dover police on a charge of assault and battery filed by Ernest Smail of Navarre.
McIntyre, who is to appear before Mayor C. LeMoyne Lu thy Monday at 3 p.m., was reported as “very cooperative” and did not attempt to resist arrest. Luthy set bond at $200 which McIntyre could not raise.
McIntyre was involved Wednesday night in a brawl at the Wagon Wheel Bar on N. Tuscarawas Ave. in which Mrs. Mary Briggs, 39, of 2104 N. Tuscarawas Ave., sustained cuts to her face from a broken beer glass wielded by McIntyre. She required 50 stitches to close the wounds.
Smail, who had attempted to restrain him, was slashed on the skull and arm with the weapon. Both victims were treated in Union Hospital’s emergency room.
It was reported earlier that Gus Lambros had recently filed charges against McIntyre, hut police stated today that Lambros had actually filed the warrant on behalf of McIntyre agaiast Bill McCreary, who had allegedly taken some of McIntyre’s clothing.
eluded during his five-day visit —his fourth to tho embattled
Southeast Asian country—that the massive U.S. aid may have to he stepped up if the war is to be won.
But dispatches from Saigon also said McNamara has vetoed suggestions that the battle be expanded into North Viet Nam.
Before boarding his homeward-bound plane Thursday in Saigon, McNamara told cheering Vietnamese that their new premier. Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh, has a sound strategy for defeating the Reds and “we are confident these plans point the way to victory.”
At the same time the secretary warned that he had found the situation “very serious” and he promised the U.S. government will provide whatever additional aid is necessary.
On his way hack to Washington. McNamara stopped at Honolulu for conferences with Adm. Harry D. Felt, Pacific military commander, and Army, Navy and Air Force brass.
He told newsmen he anticipated additional trips to South Vie! Nam.
Almost until the moment McNamara took off from Saigon he worked on his report to the President. He had a draft ready when he reached Hawaii.
Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? Mrs. Don Bailey responds to a $1,100 check presented by Ted Wern, New Philadelphia Merchants' Council chairman, for winning the Lucky Barrel award.
Holmes Girl Hurt In Gun Accident
MILLERSBURG — Jean ie Close, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Close, was treated for a gunshot wound to her leg Tuesday following an accident in the basement in tile Close home. Neither the Holmes County Sheriff or the Millersburg Police Department had received notification of the mishap by this morning.
Jeanie’s brother, Brent, ll, fired the bullet, which first struck the family dog and then entered the girls leg. The boy reportedly said he did not know the gun was loaded.
Mrs. Close was on an errand at the time of the accident.
MWCD Dams Are Opened
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued orders today to all dam tenders in the Muskingum Conservancy District to begin gradual release of the flood waters stored up in the 15 reservoirs.
Corps officials stated tile estimated savings in flood damages resulting from the operation of the dams and reservoirs during the present Hood was $52,* 022,000, adding that only a portion of the storage area was utilized.
“What flooding did occur within the district was wholly due to uncontrolled streams, such as the Beaverdam in ew Philadelphia and Laurel Creek, south of Uhrichsville,” one official said.
The largest storage was at Wills Creek where 33 feet of water was impounded which represents 80 per cent of the storage capacity. The Corps estimated that the total cost of the Muskingum Conservancy District has been slightly more than $50,000,-000 to date.
Reduction in flood levels via the operation of the Muskingum area dams were as follows: ew Philadelphia to 6.9 feet, Uhrichsville to 5.4 feet, Newcomers* town to 7.8 feet and Coshocton to 6.2 feet.
The rains which started at 7 a.m. on March 7 and continued through the loth, totaled 6 inches.
Good Reason For Tears, And Joy
Student Is Speaker
The Navarre and New Philadelphia Kiwanis Clubs held a joint meeting in Mid’s Annex at Navarre last night. Bo Bans-ston, Swedish exchange student residing in New Philadelphia, was guest speaker.
Mrs, Don Bailey of 1179 Tuscarawas Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, has 1,100 reasons for tears ol joy today.
This morning she was called by a County Chamber of Commerce secretary and notified she had won the $1,000 New Philadelphia Merchants Lucky Barrel Award plus another $100 for registering on a bonus day.
“It was really needed and will be well spent,* Mrs, Bailey bub
bled, stating it was the first time she had ever won something.
“My son, Bill, is getting married March 28 and we have been saving for a down payment on a new home for us. This certainly comes at the right time.” She is a regular registrant.
Mrs. Bailey’s husband is a Greer Steel Co. empoye. They also have a daughter, Mrs, Rol>-ert Smith of New Philadelphia. *‘Wo won’t bo able to celebrate
tonight, my husband is working.” she added.
Mr. Bailey did not learn of the windfall until he returned home late this morning. They were to go to the CC office at noon to pick up the check.
Registration for next week’s award, still $1,000. will be at the Obituaries
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