Stormy Windy, 'cold, flurries tonight, Friday; low, 15. 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 _____________ EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR BATAVIA, N. Y., 14020, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1965 PRICE EIGHT CENTS II. t NOT [ PEACE One Authorized To. Negotiate LBJ Says No WASHINGTON (AP) ~ The White House says it is not en gaged in any negotiations for a Viet Nam settlement and that no one has Ibeen authorized to negotiate in behalf of the United States. George E. Reedy, presidential press secretary, made these points Wednesday after U,N. Secretary-General U Thant said in New York that he had made ^ concrete proposals aimed at a negotiated settlement of the Vietnamese war. France and the Soviet Union are also seek ing such an agreement. But Reedy said: “I know of no specific proposal for negotiation that has been made to this gov ernment.” Sees No Evidence President Johnson is known to feel that, at this stage, there is no evidence that the Chinese and North Vietnamese Commu nists are interested in serious talks on Viet Nam. Red Chinese Premier Chon En-lai said Wednesday that complete, im mediate and unconditional U.S. withdrawal Is Peking’s price for negotiations. U.S. officials give two condi tions for any talks on Viet Nam: An end to Attacks by the Com munist Viet Cong and a cessa tion of subversion, infiltration and supply of the guerrillas from outside South Viet Nam. Up to; Aggressors And Reedy noted: “This mat ter could be terminated very quickly if aggressors would cease their aggressions.” The U.S. position appeared to be that, m the absence of real hopes for negotiations now, the anti-communist position should be strengthened as much. as possible with, an eye toward talks’sometime in the future. This was underscored by the news from South Viet Nam that American-manned jet bombers had taken part in several raids on Viet rCong positions in the key central region of South Viet Nam. \Fitting and Measured\ This broadening of the U.S. role, in a land where some 24,- 000 American personnel are functioning officially as “advis ers” to South Vietnamese forces, was described by the State Department as “in ac cordance with the government’s stated policy of continuous ac tion that is appropriate, fitting and measured.” As for economic aid, Washing ton authorities said the Saigon government must take the of fensive if American economic support Is to serve' a useful pur pose. In Congress, where thers have been sharp differences over the past two weeks on the feasibility of negotiations, Senate Demo cratic Leader Mike Mansfield admitted that “Congress is deeply divided about the proper course for us to pursue in Viet Nam.” For himself, the Mon tana Democrat said he favored giving Johnson “as much flexi bility as possible.” Letters Against War Mansfield said his letters from home are running 25 to 1 K o r e a n T r o o p s A r r i v i n g In S a i g o n By the Associated Press Three larding craft brought 600 Korean troops in battle gear to Saigon today for noncombat duty. The rest of a 2,000-man detachment is due in the next few days. Korea thus became the first foreign country other than the United States to commit a sub stantial number of troops to the war against the Communist Viet Cong. Korea already has sever al surgical teams and several special advisory groups in Viet Nam. Vietnamese howitzers blasted Viet Cong positions only 100 yards away today as govern ment troops battled to get out of an ambush 70 miles east of Sai gon. The shelling presumably was taking a heavy toll of Commu nist forces. But preliminary re ports said the government forces suffered nearly 100 casu alties — 10 killed, 30 wounded and 58 missing — in the series of fierce encounters along a road near the provincial capital of Ham Tan on the South China Sea. Continued on Page 4 C o u r t M a y C o n d u c t N e w V o t e MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Informed labor sources predict ed today there was a good chance that the government will order a new election in the fight for the presidency of the United Steel Workers Union. The Labor Department is watching the tabulation of votes in the contestrbetweeir President David J. McDonald and the un ion’s secretary-treasurer, I. W. Abel. Highly placed labor sources, here for the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting, said if the fi nal outcome is within a few thousand votes, the Landrum- Griffin Act is likely to be in voked to order a new election. The Labor Department has ordered numerous new votes in contested local union elections but such an order in the million member steelworkers union would be the first involving a major international union. The sources based their pre diction on past Labor Depart ment policy in contested union elections. Government officials are anx ious to get the steelworkers election settled before a possible strike crisis builds up in the in dustry, which could send eco nomic shock waves through the entire economy. AFL-CIO President George Meany has urged the steel- workers to extend the contracts, due to expire May 1, to make up for time lost in the election bat tle. Steel contract negotiations have been suspended for several months pending the outcome of the election. Now, with the threat of court action and the possibility of gov ernment intervention, many sources feel a steel crisis looms even larger. BOROUGH PRESIDENT - New York State Senator Constance Baker Atotley (D- Manhattan) was elected as Manhattan's first woman borough president. She told newsmen her goal is to \make our borough more liveable.\ (AP Wirephoto) S n o w C l o g s M i d w e s t , H i t s D i x i e By the Associated Press Snow, sleet, cold and raw winds gripped broad areas in the eastern half of the nation today — the worst weather of the winter in some sections. The snow, which extended deep into the Southland, blank eted at least 21 states, from New Mexico and Colorado to Michigan and southward into Mississippi. The storm disrupted normal activities and inconvenienced miUions. Snow, heavy, in many northern states, piled up to a foot in parts of Illinois, includ ing Springfield and the Chicago area. Gusty winds hampered snow removal operations and traffic conditions were described as the worst in many years In some cities. Plane, train and highway travel was seriously disrupted. Schools In many areas were closed because of blocked higlx- ways. Heay snow headed from the eastern Great Lakes region and the Upper Ohio VaHey to interi or sections of New England. Below-zero w e a t h e r again stung the north-central region. The cold air dropped deep into Dixie, with freezing temper atures as far southward as Mo bile, Ala., on the Gulf of Mexico. _ Snow fell in Alabama, Missis sippi, Georgia and Louisiana. Heavy snow warnings were posted for Lower Michigan, In diana and northwestern Ohio, ranging from 4 to 7 inches. The mercury dipped to 30 above in Atlanta, a drop of 22 degrees in a few hours. In Mo bile, the early morning reading of 31 compared to Wednesday’s high of 73, a plunge of 42 de grees. WITH SNOW FORECAST Storm Develops After Thawing Through Area Riding the wings of wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour, colder air will sweep into Gen esee County this afternoon, heralding the arrival of a late February snow storm. The cold weather follows an overnight ice storm that mad'e driving and walking hazardous and forced the closing of one area school. Wyoming Central School was closed because of ice on hills in its area- One Accident Despite the slick going, there was only one report of an acci dent this morning. That was a property damage collision which involved a tractor-trailer jack- knifing on Rt. 5 in the town of Pembroke. The southwest gale this after noon was scheduled to bring blowing, drifting snow. Temperatures were slated to fall sharply into the 20 s today, after hitting a high of 40 at mid- morning. High Winds Windy and cold with snow flurries and squalls is the out look for tonight and Friday with the mercury due to dip to a low of 15 overnight. Gale force winds will subside tonight and Friday. Highway Departments were forced to send sanders into ac tion this morning when the ice covering made highways slick. This was the result of a com bination of rain, sleet and freez ing rain which began at 10 p. m Wednesday and continued through the early morning hours ;1 ' - Warmer air at mid-morning ended the ice threat. Site Proposed For New Le Roy Industry S t a t e C h u r c h C o u n c i l U r g e s D i v o r c e L a w E a s e , ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The -State Council of Churches says “it is high time” there was a full review of New York State’s 177-year-old divorce law, which makes adultery the sole ground for divorce. The Protestant organization announced Wednesday its en dorsement of a bill, proposed by Sen. Jerome L. Wilson, D- Manhatian, that caUs for the review, with an eye toward lib eralization. Opposition of the Roman Catholic Church, which does not recognize divorce, has been viewed as a major bar to any changes in the divorce daw. . In other legislative action, bi partisan support was announced today for a bill that would' em phasize treatment and not im prisonment of alcoholics. Sen. George R. Metealf, R- Aubum, and Assemblyman Fer dinand J. Mondello, D-Bronx, said their measure would pro vide treatment for selected al coholics' in hospitals and other rehabilitative facilities, B r a i n S u r g e r y F o r C a r d i n a l CHICAGO (AP) — Albert Cardinal Meyer, 61, archbishop of the Roman Catholic arch diocese of Chicago, undergoes brain surgery today at Mercy Hospital. Dr. John L. Keeley, the cardi nal’s personal physician,, said the surgery was decided upon after examinations by three brain surgeons. He said the sur gery would “release the ii creased intracranial pressure that has been causing the cardi nal’s persistent headaches.” The cardinal has been in the hospital since Feb. 17. Last month he was hospitalized for 12 days for treatment of gall blad der. In the Legislature Wednesday, both houses adjourned until Monday, v after: —The Senate approved and sent to the Assembly a meas ure that would give minority- party members the right to at tend the closed-door hearings at which the governor’s budget is formulated. —Assemblyman Daniel M. Kelly, D-Manhattan, offered a bill to bar the state from selling to commercial firms lists of li censed drivers and registered motor vehicles. In endorsing the measure, the Council of Churches said: “While divorce rates in this state are low for obvious rea sons, there is no blinking at the fact that many New York resi dents go out of the state to get divorced, and that no record of such divorces' exists. . .within the state. “Most clergymen also are painfully aware of instances where divorce was secured by collusion against which they were powerless.” $ 4 0 5 , 1 3 4 T o R e p l a c e K i t s ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Civil Defense Commission plans to replace thousands of blood collection kits that deteriorated while stored with other emer gency medical equipment in Syracuse, a health official says- Dr. James Lade, director of Medical Defense for the State Health Department, said the plastic tubes and needles in the kits had changed color. Gov. Rockefeller’s budget for the next fiscal year includes $405,134 to replace the kits. N o O n i o n s BRIDLINGTON, E n g land (AP) — The Bridlington Town Council Wednesday night ap proved sale of hot dogs on the seafront but only without o ions. Some members contended that the aroma might offend visitors to the resort. N e w s L i g h t s G o i n g o n A g a i n NEW YORK (AP) - The Times Tower’s electric news report, blacked out for nearly two years, will come to life again March 8 . Life magazine announced to day it will reactivate the news buUetins. Mayor Robert F. Wagner will throw the switch that turns on the news again high over Times Square. Life said the sign will operate seven days a week, 16 hours a day. The landmark, at 42nd Street where Broadway meets Seventh Avenue, had been abandoned by the New York Times for larger quarters when Allied Chemical Corp. bought it in 1963. A massive face-lifting job stripped the triangular-shaped tower to its skeleton and rebuilt it in modern dress. D e a t h B l a m e d O n H e a d W o u n d WALWORTH, N.Y. (AP) - Dominick Alloco died of a bullet wound in the back of his head. His bruised and beaten body, arms and legs tied with clothes line, was found Wednesday in a field. Alloco, 51, of Rochester, de scribed by police as a gambler, shakedown artist and stool pigeon, was in “nothing crooked” his widow said. Alloco, who police said had a record dating back to 1929, was found lying face down 22 feet off a highway about two miles north of this Wayne County vil lage. A coroner said he died of a .38-caliber bullet wound in the head. S e c o n d C a n d i d a t e i n R a c e F o r D e m o c r a t C h a i r m a n s h i p chairman of the Sylvania Con ference Board for the Interna tional Union of Electrical Work ers (AFL-CIO), said “I haven’t made any commitments. I ex pect to have a definite decision in a day or two.” I Earlier, John A. Green of Stafford announced his candi dacy for the county chairman ship. Unless some other candi date outside of the city enters the field, Mr. Green is regarded as t k leading aspirant since he is expected to nave virtually solid backing in the non-city areks!: Takes Self Out Assemblyman Carmichael said he is not a candidate since he feels that an elected county officer should not get himself involved as county chairman. As for his personal feelings PROPOSED PLANT SITE T r o j a n D iv. D e v e l o p s N e w B u c k e t Over 20 Acres Would Be Given For New Firm WILLIAM F. HOLIHAN A second candidate threw his hat into the ring for the post of chairman of the Democratic County Committee today and the party’s city chairman said he will decide within a day or two whether to seek the position. One of them charged that the current acting chairman, Mrs. Kaye O. Gill of Batavia, is be ing forced out as party leader. Meanwhile. Assemb 1 y m a n James A. Carmichael, Jr. said he was maintaining a “hands off” policy in the contest for the chairmanship. He is not a can didate, William F. Holihan of 22 Ross St. is the latest to enter the race. “Yes, I am a candidate,” Mr. Holihan said this morning. He declined to discuss any intra party “differences,” comment ing, “I don’t think there is much that can’t be straightened out with^a little give and take.” Mr. Holihan is a manufacturer’s rep resentative for Auburn Leather Crafters Is Considering Peter R. Scibetta, city chair man who is also a member of the county committee, said this morning he has been approached by several committee members urging Jiim to seek the chairman ship. “I am giving it serious thought, but haven’t made up my mind,” Mr. Scibetta said, adding that he has been quite busy of late with his union duties. Mr. Scibetta, who is The “P. F. C. Development” 1 , i i r committee announced today it A new side dump bucket ioi* Ilatj_ reached an agreement with the Trojan tractor shovel line (the American Elraliefill66 COfp. was announced todav by the for the purchase of a site lor of Yale & Towne. the construction of the proposed can-manufacturing plant m L.e Trojan Div Inc. of Batavia. Developed by Trojan engin eers, the new side dump bucket is available for the following Trojan tractor shovel models: 114, 124, 134A, 164, 204A and 304A. Bucket capacities match- toward the candidates, Mr. ;ed to those Trojan loaders range Carmichael said “All of those j from a minimum of 1V 4 yards to mentioned are well qualified and a maximum of 3 yards. Trojan loaders equipped with the new side dump bucket have the option to dump either to the left or in front of the machine. Operators can pinpoint loads and dump into narrow areas more quickly than can units equipped with standard dump buckets. The side dump bucket is ex tremely useful when a tractor shovel is working in close quar ters, since it eliminates the need for maneuvering to dump into a truck, after going into a pile for material. J u r y t o P r o b e R o b b e r y C o u n t BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)-Pas- cal Calabrese was free today after a charge of first-degree robbery in connection with the theft of $229,130 from the city treasury was dismissed in City Court. Judge Ann T. Mikoll granted the dismissal Wednesday on grounds of failure to prosecute. Asst. Dist. Atty. Thomas P. Cleary said the case was going to the Erie County grand jury. Cleary said the dismissal will have no bearing on the results of a grand jury investigation be cause a hearing in City Court is not binding on a grand jury. W a r n i n g N o t e O p e n s P a r l e y ITHACA, N.Y. (AP)—A five day international conference of students at CorneU University has opened with warnings about too much governmental concern with higher education. Some 100 students from 60 na tions heard the warnings Wednesday night from F. Cyril James, president of the Inter national Association of Universi ties and principal emeritus of McGill University in Montreal James said too much govern mental aid to universities could make the schools regard “ail the rest of the world as unim portant, even hostile.” There was danger, he said, in the idea that higher education is for those whose skiUs can speed national economic development Continued On Page 4 L e R o y W e i g h s S h a r i n g C o s t O n N e w L i n e LE ROY — Owners of homes on the Lake St. Rd. in the Town of Le Roy north of the village wUl be asked to share in the cost of a new water main to serve the area. The Village Sewer Commis sion is currently considering three plans for supplying water to the Mrs. William Green resid ence about 2 miles north of the village, The well of the resid ence has been reportedly con taminated by seepage from the village treatment plant. The residents of the area cur rently receiving water from vil lage facilities would be asked to share in the cost of a new 6-inch main to serve them and Mrs. Green. Currently, a 3- inch main extends from the vil lage line north about 3,000 feet to St. Raymond’s Seminary. Kenneth G. Woodward of K. G. Woodward Associates of Webster, consulting engineer, has submitted three alternative plans to the commission. One, the 'extension of the 3- inch line to the residence at an estimated cost of $7,000; two, extension of a line from the treatment plant about 1 mile northeast of the residence at a cost of $24,000; and extension of a 6 -inch main from the village line at a cost of $ 20 , 000 . The engineer said the first suggestion might not provide sufficient pressure to serve the Green residence and the second would involve excessive costs because of the need to blast through rock to install the line. The Sewer Commission indi cated it would contact the Le Roy Town Board and ask its co-operation in requesting the sharing of the costs by the users outside the village, The new main would provide better service because of an increase in size and because the old line is now corroded. The present line serves about six homes and the seminary out side the village. F l a g S e r v i c e DETROIT (AP)—An expan sion of American - flag ocean service on the Great Lakes was urged before the International Joint Commission Wednesday by Michigan Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley in the interests of indus try of the lakes region. Kelley said only jiine per cent of America’s foreign commerce from both Great Lakes and sea board ports is handled by Amer ican flag vessels. The International Joint Com mission of the United States and Canada met here for dis cussions of lakes water levels and other subjects. The com mission is to conduct public hearings this spring on the lake levels problems in several states and provinces. Roy. The site indicated is a 20 V 2 acre parcel in the northwest section of the village north of Lent Ave. It is currently own ed by the brakeshoe firm, but was the former site of the Wat kins Salt Co. plant. The development committee, a co-operative group of repre sentatives of the Le Roy and the Batavia Area Chambers of Commerce, is engaged in a drive to raise $30,000 for its pur chase. The announcement of the agreement defines the exact lo cation the group intends to pur chase. Authorizes Sale A spokesman for the com mittee reports the American Brake Shoe Corp. Board of Di rectors has authorized the sale of the property. A transfer can be arranged on completion of the drive. Recent returns have put the appeal over the $ 20,000 mark and a concerted effort is now being made to reach the goal by March 5. Jack Brady of Le Roy and Neil T. Burns of the Batavia chamber are heading the drive committee. Pro-Fac Cooperative Inc. and Curtice-Burns Corp. have an: nounced plans for the construc tion of the plant on the site, if provided. The facility would furnish containers for the Pro- Fac food proceeding plants in Western New York and other industries in the area. Half-Million Plant The proposed plant would be a $500,000 building of 140,000 sq. ft, floor space. It would be con structed in the next year with Continued On Page 4 B l a c k t o p B l a n k e t U s e d T o P r o t e c t R a c e T r a c k The half-mile racing strip at Batavia Downs merged from its Winter covering — a blacktop blanket — looking irf excellent condition for the 50-night spring meet which opens at Batavia, Friday, March 12. Charles Coon Jr., track super intendent, supervised the asphalt application last December, just after the close of Batavia’s 25th anniversary meet. It was its first use here. A few days ago he scraped off the quarter inch thick, non-por- ous covering xvhieh keeps frost, snow and ice from penetrating the dirt racing surface. “There’s little if any frost in the track and we should have good fast racing throughout the Spring season,” Coon observed. The track’s stable area and trailer park will open Monday and about 100 horses will move into the barns early next week. Most will be from training sites in this area although several stables from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada are booked. Stall reservations indicate a number of horsemen are ready for the early meet and a chance at Batavia’s purses. The de mand for racing opportunity may find Batavia programming ten ra'ees nightly. Batavia will have two seasons this year. The Spring meet ends May 8 . The Downs regular late Summer-Fall stand opens Aug. ! for 16 weeks!