F a i r Fair, frosty tonight; sunny, cool Saturday: low, 30. EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR D a i l y N e w s B a t a v i a A r e a ■ - C o m m u n i t y o f O p p o r t u n i t y _______________________ BATAVIA, N. Y., 14020, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1965 PRICE EIGHT CENTS U ,S . U n leash e s B ig g e s t Strike; More M a rines Land SA IG O N , Sou th V i e t N a m (A P ) — U .S . N a v y P h a n tom je t s fly i n g top c o v e r fo r the m o s t m a s s i v e a i r strik e y e t sta g e d a g a i n s t N o r th V ie t N a m b a t tled C o m m u n ist M I G s o v e r th e s e a 25 m ile s fro m R e d C h i na’s H a in a n Isla n d tod a y . One of the Soviet-built jet fighers possibly was shot down. It was seen disappearing into clouds in flames. T h e n a t io n a lity o f the M IG s w a § h o t d e t e r m in e d , b u t th e y were presumed to be North Vietnamese. There was no an nouncement of any American losses in the air battle. Two More Battalions In Saigon, American authori ties announced that two more battalions of U.S. Marines and a squadron of Marine jet fighters will land shortly in Viet Nam, further reinforcing security at Da Nang and at the city of Hue. A five-man Vietnamese mili tary tribunal sentenced to death the driver of the getaway mo torbike in the U.S. Embassy b o m b in g of M a r c h 30 despite the Viet Cong’s threat to execute a captive U.S. aid mission official, Gustav C. Hertz of Leesburg, Va., in reprisal. The condemned terrorist is Nguyen Van Hai, 27. There is no appeal from the tribunal’s sen tence, but Chief of State Phan Kac Suu could commute it. Conable Votes For Medicare After GOP Loss Rep. Barber B. Conable, Jr. of Alexander voted for the ad ministration’s so-called Medi care proposal but only after a GOP version was beaten, Mr. Conable said it was with “reluctance” that he cast a “yes” vote, but added it was a case of accepting the bad with the good. He noted that much of the administra tion’s revised bill had been “stolen” from the Republi cans. In an earliei* vftte, Mi*. Conable cast his ballot for the Republican plan as prefer able. But this was soundly de feated in the Democratic-con- trolled House. The Alexander lawmaker said he wanted the program containing the least amount of compulsion and the less regressive tax. “My attitude on the Social Security approach to Medi care has not changed. But I’m voting for the over-all package because of the good things that have been coupled with Medicare,” Mr. Conable said. Some 220 in Raids About 220 U.S. Air Force and Navy planes raided North Viet namese bridges in this 20th such operation against military tar gets of the Hanoi regime since Feb. 7. The greatest number previously involved on a single day was about 160 on March 2. U.S. authorities announced ground fire felled one plane,, a Navy A 0 Skyhawk, but said the pilot was rescued. Radio Peking declared eight of the raiders were shot down. Third in Week With the report on the Sky hawk, American announce ments show a loss of 27 planes — U .S . a n d South V ie t n a m e s e — d u r in g th e 20 strik e s n o r th of the border. The Communists now claim their gunners have downed 165. State Names University Executives ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — T h e State University Board of Trus tees says it has named “three renowned educators” to $24,300- a-year posts as executive deans on the University system’s cen tral staff. Dr. Harold C. Syrett, 52, now dean of faculty at Queens Col lege, will assume the newly cre ated post of executive dean for university centers Sept. 1. Dr. James A. Frost, 47, of suburban Delmar, associate pro vost for academic planning, will take the new post of executive dean for four-year programs, ef fective April 29. And, Dr. Sebastian V. Martor- a n a , 46, o f S c h e n e c tad y , a s s ist ant commissioner for higher education planning in the state education department, will suc ceed Paul B. Orvis as execu tive dean for two-year colleges, H o u s e B a c k s H e a lth C a r e By 3 to 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi dent Johnson’s $6-billion health care-Soeial Security bill has swept through the House by a margin of almost 3 to 1 and Sen ate approval is expected within eight weeks. The House passed the historic measure-—the greatest revision and expansion of the Social Se curity system in its thrke dec ades of existence —by a 313-115 vote Thursday night after re jecting a Republican substitute by a much closer vote, 236 to 191. Republicans argued the plan! to provide comprehensive health services for older Ameri cans and to boost retirement benefits should be financed pri marily by the general Treasury. Democrats contended the bill’s way is best —boosting the pay roll tax on employers and em ployes. The House is over whelmingly Democratic and the Democrats won. The GOP leadership then freed individual Republicans from the restraint of a party position. So, even though GOP Leader Gerald R. Ford of Mich igan voted against the Demo cratic administration’s bill, it carried by the wide margin of almost 3 to 1. The two key votes went this way: On substituting the Repub lican bill, 128 Republicans and 63 Democrats were on the losing side, bowing to 226 Democrats and io Republicans. On final passage Of the ad m in istration biU, 248 D e m o c r a ts and 65 Republicans triumphed over 12 Democrats and 73 Re- The major elements of the 297-page biU in c lu d e : A hospital plan for all those 65 and older, with the patient pay ing the first $40. An optional insurance plan to cover doctor bills and some oth er medical expenses. This would cost $3 a month, with the gov ernment matching the sum, and cover 80 per cent of expenses after the first $50 in any year. The existing system of state-federal medical aid for the near-indigent would be en larged. A general 7 per cent in c r e a s e in S o c ia l S e c u r it y old-age payments with other liberalizing changes in the system. An extra $69.90 to be withheld next year from workers making at least $5,600 yearly. IN C H O R U S — Representing the county's high schools, these young people w ill be In the A ll-County Chorus to sin g at Saturday night's Genesee County Music Festival at Batavia High School at 8 p. m. Front row, from left, Miss Marjorie W o e iier o l Byron-Bergen, Miss E la in e Iannello of Le Roy, M i s s M a r y A c o m b of A lexander and M i s s Linda N a y lo r of E lb a . Second row, from left, R o g e r G r isw o ld of Pavilion, Mark Cherniack of Batavia, Roger Blood of Oakfield-Ala bama and Kenneth Brown of Pembroke. A free concert by choruses of ali the schools w ill be given tonight at BHS. Senate Clears Jobless Benefits Hike ALBANY, N.Y. (A P )-D em o - cratic legislators, over solid Re publican opposition, have pushed through the Senate iand into the Assembly a bill to in crease workmen’s compensa tion, disability and unemploy ment benefits by $10 -a week. GOP Senators contended the increases would cost state em ployers $81 million a year and “would do tremendous damage to jobs and job opportunities.” In approving the measure Thursday, Democrats rejected Republican amendments that would have cut the increases in half. As sent to the Assembly, where approval also is expect ed, the legislation would in crease workmen’s compensation from $55 to $65 a week and dis ability benefits and unemploy ment insurance from $50 to $00 a week. The Legislature also took these steps: — The Assembly approved a bill to require all school bus drivers to complete a course first aid. — Over the opposition of Up state Republicans, the Assem- bly p a s s e d a bill to ban the use of gas space heaters in houses UflleSS the devices have sa f e t y equipment designed to prevent explosions, The measure was sent to the Senate. #— The Assembly also gave final legislative approval to a bill that would allow cities to apply for new taxing powers aft er the third Tuesday in Febru ary with no penalties. Under present law, if a city applies after that deadline it may not impose the n e w ta x fo r 15 months after approval. In debate over the increases m workmen’s benefits, Sen. Thomas La Verne, R-Rochesfcer asserted that Democrats were “out to make an AFL-CIO rec ord” with “promises, phony ones at best, that would do more more harm than good.” The State AFL-CIO had en dorsed the bills. Only Chief Steps Down ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — At the age of 87 and after nearly half a century as fire chief of Elyria, Wallace N. Bates is stepping down. Bates, the only full-time fire chief this city ever hired, said today he will retire May 1. “It’s time,” said Bates can’t last another 100 years.” “ T M o n e y Found A f t e r Fire In a C a r W a s a M ise r a b le N ight for G r a n t , Lee APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) - For Lt. Gen. U.S. Grant the lest night of the Civil War was a miserable one. He spent it toss ing fitfully in a farmhouse l>ed and trying to ease the pain throbbing in his head. Nothing seemed to ease the ache, so as a rooster announced dawn on April 9, 1865, he rolled out of bed. He was pulling on his boots when a courier rode up with word from Gen. Robert E. Lee. Grant’s chief of staf read aloud: “As far as your proposal may affect the C.S. forces under my command and tend to the res toration of peace, I shall be pleased to meet you at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the old stage road to Richmond between the picket lines of the two armies.” Lee had written it the day be fore, in answer to a note from Grant asking that he surrender. Grant, commander of the Un ion forces, put on his drab blue aid. Lee last prop had fallen or»<4 f *T m yvi -4- T nn n n — —J _ X _ __ i I tu n ic an d said , “ I ’l l meet Lee as h e a s k s a n d w e ’l l settle th e whole business in an how.,, His headache was gone. Lee’s last night as command er of the Army of Northern Vir ginia had not been mucli better. He slept on the cold ground with his saddle for a pillow and thoughts of defeat for a com p a n ion. H e ’d sa i d h e ’ d “ r a t h e r die a thousand deaths” than give up. He too was up before dawn and its coming brought dis heartening news. *The attempt by Gen. John B. Gordon to cut through Union defenses to the Lynchburg road — and escape —had been repulsed. “I have fought my corps to a frazzle, and can do nothing un less I am heavily supported by LongstreePs corps,u Gordon told Lee by courier. But Lee knew Lt. Gen. James Longstreet could not go to his and he prepared to meet Grant. Lee sent his military secre tary, Col. Charles Marshall, into Appomattox to find a place suit able for the meeting. The first man Marshall met was Wilmer McLean. Four years: earlier the Civil War’s first major battle had raged across McLean’s farm at Manassas. Soon afterward, Mc Lean had fled to Appomattox to escape the wiar. But this after noon that way was to end in his p a r lo r . The courthouse lay between the poised armies. The court house was at a junction of the roads, and to its left, enclosed by a white fence, was the home of McLean. “Gen. Lee, Col. Orville Bab cock and myself sat in the par lor for about lbalf an hour, when a large party of mounted men Over $500 believed lost in a car fire in the town of Elba Thursday morning was recover ed by the owners this morning on a chance visit to the scene of the blaze. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bruce of 4 Lewis PL, who are building a new home on the North Byron R d ., E lb a , re c o v e r e d a p la s t ic b a g containing $511 in c a s h and checks and $117 in credit cards. The funds represented receipts from a service station Mr. B r u c e o p e r a tes a t 582 E a s t M a in St. M r . and M r s . B r u c e also conduct three motor routes for Marshall News Store to de liver newspapers in rural areas. “ I t w a s lik e fin d in g m o n e y from heaven,” Mr. Bruce said in commenting on locating the plastic envelope. C a lle d b y co n tracto r s to ch e c k on items in the new house, Mrs. Bruce and two children had gone to th e E l b a site T h u r s d a y m o r n in g in th e fa m i l y ’s 1964 C h e v e lles statio n w a g o n . She also had intended to stop at the bank and had placedt he money, ch e c k s and cre d it c a r d s in a p la s t i c b a n k b a g in th e g lo v e compartment. Mrs. Bruce was in the house w h e n a workman discovered the vehicle on fire. They tried to re m o v e th e fro n t s e a t and th r e w ou t ite m s in th e ve h icle , although it was believed that no one h a d thought of the m o n e y , E l b a fire m e n w e r e c a l le d a t 11:14 a. m. and Fire Chief Wil liam Allen said the car was a to t a l lo s s . M r s . B r u c e inquir ed about the money in the glove compartment, but a check show ed n o th in g b u t a h o le in th e d a s h b o a r d a n d a “ f e w p e n n ies” on the ground. This led to the belief the bag had been consum ed. This morning, the Bruces went to the home site to check on the house. As they left their car, they noticed the plastic bag near the spot where the statio n w a g o n had been stan d ing. It was intact. Mr. Bruce theorized that in the excitement of the car fire, someone had throw n th e b a g out o f th e v e hicle with other loose items, not realizing what it was. Cause o f th e fir e h a s n o t b e e n de term in e d . Continued on Page 4 Motorist Killed * NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — R o s s A . H o g u e , 50, o f N i a g a r a F a l l s , w a s k i l le d T h u r s d a y n igh t w h e n h is autom o b ile struck a light pole along the Robert Moses Parkway. Le Roy N a m e s Com m ittee To Launch \Self-H e lp \ For Its Business A r e a s L E ROY-Sidney D. O’Shea, a building contractor and down town p r o p e r ty ow n e r , and John T. Brady, a downtown business man, were named co-chairmen of the committee to develop a “self-help” renewal program for the business section. The two will head a 7-mem ber committee named by the Village Board. The appoint ments were announced by Mayor Richard M. Ladd. Other members include for mer trustee, Samuel B. Spiller, co-proprietor of the Economy Dept. Store; M a u r ice F. Ballard, co-proprietor of the Heaman Clothing Co.; Donald L. Cooney, attorney and downtown property owner, and Gilbert Jordan, vice president of the Bank of L e Roy. The seventh member will be named. The Village Board was direct ed to appoint a committee by a group of business men and prop erty owners at a meeting last week. Preliminary plans and information were discussed at the meeting and the committee will be directed to devise a final p lan an d su p e r v ise i t s operation, Last month, when the board rejected th e fe d e r a l ly supported City Student Rates High In Math Test Batavia High School officials w e r e notified to d a y th a t J e r r y R o b e r ts, son o f M r . and M r s . Charles E. Roberts of 126 Ross St.; placed seventh in Upstate New York in the an nual high school m a t h e m a t ics co n test sponsored b y the m a th ematical Assn. of America and th e S o c ie t y of A c t u a r ie s . The Batavian’s rating was am o n g 4,040 w h o took the exam in a tio n s u p s ta te an d en titles him to the New York Telephone Co. award of $100 fo r th e secon d su c c e s s iv e year. When he enters Cornell Uni v e r s i t y in the F a l l , the stu den t w i l l a lso b e con s idered for further scholarship aid available to those with stand ings in the contest. Young R o b e r t s p r e v i o u s ly w o n R e gents and Cornell University scholarships. His father is an English instructor at BHS and his mother is Junior High S c h o o l lib r a r ia n . Rabbits Easing Cuba Shortage MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The Fi- del Castro government is re ported turning to rabbits to help o f fse t a m e a t sh o r tag e . The Cuban Economists Asso ciation in Exile said rabbits on a farm established in eastern Cuba had multiplied from 1 D 0 to 615 in fo u r m o n ths. T h e g o v e r n m e n t w a s so h e a r t ened it started three new bun ny ranches, the report added. Urban Renewal program as a means of improving the down town area, it in s tituted effo r ts to accomplish the rehabilitation of the section with a Le Roy pro gram . Joint meetings were held with the businessmen and prop erty owners involved and the committee is an outgrowth of the latest of those meetings. Preliminary indications are for two avenues of action—the creation of a parking lot to serve stores on the north side of Main St. and the improve ment of store rear entrances. The committee will develop methods and priorities for the proposed plans. Elba Project Seeks Permits For Surveying Many of the landowners in the Oak Orchard Creek watershed will soon be con tacted fo r the purpose of obtaining surveying permits, according to Henry G. Mosbaugher of Elba, chairman o f th e w a t e r s h e d p r o je c t ’s stee r in g com m ittee. The purpose of the surveying permits is to get permission from landowners for engineers and su r v e y o r s to en ter p r iv a t e p r o p e r t y to co lle c t plan n in g in formation pertinent to the watershed project, he added. The area presently involved is a 4,000 acre block northeast of the village of Elba where four flood-retarding structures are proposed as part of the Oak O r c h a r d C r e e k P r o je c t . T h e landowners will be contacted by board members of the Gene see County Soil and Water Con serva t io n D istrict. It is important that thi*, phase of the project be completed be fore the trees leaf out Mr. Mos baugher explained, He also ex pressed hope that all landown ers contacted would co-operate by granting permission to the district board for this work to be done. Speedier Parcel Post Announced Announcement was made in Buffalo this afternoon that a fa s t e r an d m o r e depend ab le p a r c e l post s e r v i c e h a s been estab lish e d in W e s tern New York, which assures par cels mailed at the Batavia P o s t O ffice by 5 p. m. w ill re c e iv e o v e r n igh t s e r v i c e to the destin a tion p o s t office. C ities w h e r e p a r c e l s will ar rive the following day for de livery to patrons on the next scheduled delivery include Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Roch ester, Canandaigua, Geneva, Lockport, Jamestown, Olean, Hornell, Bath and the com m u n ities surroun d in g th e s e cities. Deputy Postmaster General Frederick C. Belen announced full plans for the new service at a luncheon at noon today in the Buffalo Statler Hilton, w h ich w a s sponsored b y the Mail-Users Council. Others atten d in g in c lu d e d a r e a post m a s t e r s . Pro-Fac A d v a n c e s Plant P lans The Pro-Fac Cooperative Inc. is now in the process of com pleting the preliminary work for the proposed construction of a can manufacturing plant in Le Roy and is aiming for comple tion of the plant building by mid-September. A spokesman for the coopera tive today said the preliminary work of plan preparation and land acquisition appears to be p r o c e e d in g “ w ithou t a h itch ” and the firm was hoping for completion by the target date. The firm is currently develop ing specifications for the 140,000 sq. ft. b u ildin g and an a r c h i te c t is d r a ftin g p lan s fo r the manufacturing facility. It is hoped the work may be put out fo r bids in M a y , th e sp o k e s m a n said . T h e proposed site fo r the p lan t b u ild in g is the fo r m e r Watkins Salt Co. plant site, now owned by the American Brake Shoe Co. Purchase negotiations a r e now in p r o c e s s . T h e site is in th e n o r th w e s t sectio n of the village north of Lent Ave. A highly-automated can and metal container manufacturing plant is planned. It would serve the food p r o c e s s in g p lan t s oper ated by Pro-Fac Co-op Inc. and other firms in the Western New York area. S e c u r in g of fun d s fo r th e pur ch a s e o f the p lan t site w a s the purpose of the PFC Develop ment Drive conducted by a joint committee of the Le Roy and Batavia Area Chambers of Commerce last month. Resi-: dents of the area contributed $30,000 for the drive. This fund will be donated to the co-opera tiv e on com p letion of the p lan t building, the PFC committee re ports. Dead at Age 91 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - B e n ja m in A . S lo c u m , son of a New England seafarer, Capt. Joshua Slocum, is dead at 91. Slocum.* a native of Sydney, Australia, died Thursday at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was the last of four children of C a p t. S lo c u m . V o c a tional A r eas Will Be E x p a n d ed N e x t Septem b e r A p p r o v a l f o r a n exp a n d e d pro gram of vocational education under the Genesee County Board of Co-operative Educational S e r v i c e s w a s g iv e n T h u r s d a y nigh t d u r in g a m e e t in g of the C o -op e r a tive B o a r d m e m b e r schools at the County Bldg. A record budget of $341,503 for the Co-operative Board, an in c r e a s e of $67,515 o v e r the cu r rent year, was authorized. Most of the increase is the result of expanded vocational programs although it includes plans to hire two additional remedial reading teachers, increases needed un der the 5 per cent take home pay regulations and other items. Given the green light for a start in the next school year were the auto mechanics and cosmetology programs. H. W. Vanderhoof, county superintend ent of schools, announced that approval for these courses had been received from the State E d u c a tio n D e p t, in Albany. Follow Nurse Course These will augment the nurses aid e p r o g r a m w h ich sta r t e d la s t y e a r a s the fir s t su b je c t of vo cational education authorized under the Co-operative Board. Mr. Vanderhoof sa id the sta t e also has given approval for courses in office practice, ■ sec retarial practice, business law and bookkeeping. However, this is authorization only and Mr. Vanderhoof said no decision has been made on whether to pro ceed. In addition to the courses it sponsors, the Co - operative Board this year has 14 boys participating in the electronics and machine shop courses be ing offered in the Batavia school system. These are under a con tract arrangement with Batavia, since the City School Dist. is not a member of the Co-operative Board. The latter also conducts a hus drivers school, both for beginners and advanced stud ents. Depends on Area Further expansion of the vo cational program depends on a “combination of school districts to make a larger district,” Mr. Vanderhoof noted. Although he did not comment further, the reference obviously was to pro posed legislation that would au thorize the so-called ACCES pro gram. An enlarged Board might include Batavia and Le Roy, the only two districts in the county that are not now mem bers. Negotiations are in progress with officials of the Batavia In dustrial Center toward its use a s p o s s ib le site fo r th e v o c a tion a l cla s s e s in auto m e c h a n ics and cosmetology. The Board also is seeking one teacher for each of the courses. Facilities will be provided for possible 48 students in the auto mechanics course, 30 in cosmetology and 17 in the nurses aide course. These limits are necessary because of lack of facilities. G iven Q u o tas The allocation by school dis tricts follows: Alexander, eight in auto mechanics, five in cos m e t o lo g y and th r e e in n u r s e s aid e ; B y r o n - B e r g e n , eigh t, fiv e and three; Elba, five, three and tw o ; O a k field , nine, s i x and three; Pavilion, eight, five and two and Pembroke, ten, six and foUTi Cost of equipment for the courses is expected to be paid Continued on P a g e 4 G r e a t e r State A id W ill H e lp Le Roy M a in t a in Its $17 V illa g e T a x R a te LE ROY—The proposed 1965 village budget to be aired Tues day at a public hearing proposes no change from the 1964 tax rate of $17 per $1,000 of assess ed valuation. The budget will hold the line on the tax rate, despite a reduc tion in th e to t a l ta x a b l e a s s e s s ments and an increase in ap propriations. An increase in state per capita aid and income fro m refuse collection fees a r e e x p e c t e d to p r o v id e the needed extra funds. The assessment total decreas ed $54,908 from $11,409,336 to $11,354,428. T h e d e c r e a s e w a s due p r i m a r ily to red u c t ion s g r a n t e d to th r e e industries.. D u s- ing & Hunt Co., Union Steel Chest Co. and the Western New Cold Storage Co. Residential assessments increased during the year. T h e p r o p o s e d b u d g e t w o u ld provide more funds for street improvements and repair. In 1965, $36,000 would be allocated for maintenance, $11,300 more th a n in 1964, A p r o v isio n i s also included for setting aside $15,- 896 for capital street projects. The rate was increased $1.40 per $1,000 in 1964 w ith th e in c r e a s e sla t e d fo r th e reb u ild in g of m a jor streets. The 1965 budget provides for a like portion to be added to the fund started last y e a r . E s t im a t e s o f the co s t o f re building Myrtle St. from Craigie St. to Gilbert St. exceeded the funds available last year. The construction will again be con sidered this year, according to village officials. The amount to be raised by taxes in 1965 is $193,025, a de crease of $933 from 1964. Ap propriations are $287,946, or $13,- 622 less than the previous bud get. Mayor Richard M. Ladd re ported decreases in 1965 alloca tions included village attorney costs from $3,900 to $3,280, P la n ning Board expense from $2,000 to $800, parking from $6,720 to $4,500, fire department $14,950 to $14,500. The decrease in the Fire Dept, costs was possible because ac tual operating costs of the fire dispatcher system instituted last year were less than estimated.