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January 19, 1967

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.·*, Good Morning! KOKOMO MORNING TIMES Partly cloudy, warmer VOL. 3 No. 182,, Thursday January 19, 1967 Kokomo, Ind. Newsstand £ By Carrier Weekly Phone 453-0110 U.S. rushes arms to Jordan Publisher Elmer Layden meefs /Co/come, provides good news Publisher Elmer F. Layden Jr. re-emphasized the permanency of the Kokomo Morning Times yesterday upon arriving here for an initial inspection of the newspaper publishing firm. Layden, speaking to governmental, civic and business leaders here, expressed his enthusiasm for the city and the newspaper and the fact the Times will be here to grow with ·the community. He indicated he and his associates are negotiating with the federal courts for a permanent agreement in which he and his associates can maintain control of the company and, in doing so, act in the best interests of the many shareholders who have supported the firm through some severe financial difficulties. 'Layden flew his own airplane to Kokomoandwasaccompanied by his uncle, well-known Mike Layden, Big 10 conference referee and the brother of Elmer F. Layden Sr., one of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame fame, and Robert Hemphill, Hemphill Newspapers, Mike Layden is also an Indiana Bell executive. After an inspection of the Times and conferences with Times' founder Frank Gregory and General Manager Al Herman, Layden was guest of honor at a noon reception in the Kings (Continued on page 4) Following fight with Israeli forces AMMAN, Jordan (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday began an unprecedented airlift of arms to strengthen the regime of Jordan's moderate King Hussein. The first shipments arrived aboard U.S. Air Force planes hours after Jordanian troops clashed with Israeli ground units for the second straight dayi Amman Radio said the arms arms, as well as jet fighters, to for the Jordanian army arrived at Amman Airport aboard two U.S. Air Force C130 transport planes. The U.S. promised the 'Heard shots, saw man,' neighbor of victim recalls; sheriff arrests one ELMER LAYDEN' JR., publisher of the Kokomo Morning Times, (seated) and Robert Hemphill, associated with Mr. Layden, check Wednesday's edition of the Times after arriving here Wednesday. John Miller throws hat in ring/ seeks third term as city mayor Kokomo Mayor John W. Mil-^ ler threw his hat in Hie ring yesterday for a third term and thus became the first contestant to publicly announce his candidacy for the mayor's race in this fall's city elections. Mayor Miller, who announced his candidacy during a reception for Kokomo Times publisher Elmer Layden Jr., said that he was prompted in his decision to run again in a sin- ·cere desire to see many current city administration programs through to completion. "If I am re-elected," he said, "I will continue in an all-out effort to secure state funds to underwrite local community services." In addition to the mayor's race this fall, the positions of city judge, city clerk, and (lie nine city councilmen are also up for election. The legal filing period will begin Feb. 21 and continue through March 22 with the primary coming on May 2. Mayor Miller will be running on ttie Republican ticket. He was first elected as Kokomo's chief executive in 1959 and re-elected in 1963. Prior to being elected mayor, Miller liad served on the Kokomo common council from 1945 through. 1947, was chairman of the city's zoning board in 1948, and managed the municipal swimming pool from 1949-52. MAYOR MILLER Before running for the mayor's office, he was both a teacher and principal in the Kokomo - Center Township school system for 24 years. He had been principal at Lincoln, Riley and Roosevelt elementary schools. Mayor Miller said that immediate goals of his administration are to continue to advance the city's sewer and street repavement programs. He cited problems that must be met in future years as improvement of Kokomo's municipal burner, enticement of business and industry into the north end of Kokomo, the construction of a new city hall, and new light- ing for the downtown area. Miller, who is chairman of the Indiana Municipal League's legislative committee, said he will strive to have state measures approved that will lower property taxes. He also noted that during his administration, the assessed valuation of Kokomo has increased from $55 million to $110 million and thatheexpects it to rise to $200 million by 1977. Chrysler calls back 18,000 1967 autos DETROIT (UPI) --Chrysler Corp. said Wednesday it was recalling more than 18,0001967 model cars because of possible defects in nearly 5,000 automobiles. The Chrysler recall campaign, reported to the National Safety Agency under the Traffic Safety Act of 1966, followed by less than two weeks and announced call back of 269,000 cars by General Motors Corp. Chrysler said the 1 possible defects involved three parts in its cars. A possible 3,500 of 10,745 Barracuda, Dart, Valiant, Chrysler and Imperial models (Continued on poge 4) By DAVID ASHENFELTER Morning Times Staff Writer "I heard three shots from down the street which sounded like someone shooting a BBgun at a dog. Moments later, after I opened my window, I saw a man running past our house." With these words, Diane Thieke, 15, 5101 Kickapoo, described how she was awakened by the shots that claimed the life of Pamela Hahn, 20, 4929 Kickapoo, early yesterday morning while the-Delco Radio inspection clerk was warming up her car before driving to work. Diane, a Taylor Twp. school student, said the six foot tall hatless man with a medium build, didn't appear to be carrying a gun when he ran by her home. "But,' if he was," .she said, '" ''I'probably-couldn't have seen it because it was dark." Sheriff Elwood Luellen and Coroner John Peacock told The Times yesterday that Mrs. Hahn was shot four times, once in the left temple, right temple, cheek, and left shoulder by bullets from a .22 caliber weapon which has not been located, A fifth slug, which presumably missed Mrs. Hahn, was lodged in the upper portion of the roof in a late car that Mrs. Hahn was planning to drive to work. Arrested about 8:20 a.m. yesterday at Stellite, was Dannie Hahn, 25, 1700 S. Webster. Hahn, the estranged husband of the victim, was held at the Howard County Jail on preliminary charges of first degree murder, authorities said. Dannie and Pamela Hahn were in the process of obtaining a divorce when she was killed. Dannie Hahn filed for the divorce Nov. 14, 1966. DANNY HAHN . . . held by sheriff. Sheriff Luellen added he talked briefly with Hahn yesterday , morning,and ...again last night. He explained that attorneys from the Noel and Noel law firm visited Hahn minutes after Luellen's first talk with the prisoner. Luellen noted "Mr. Hahn has not admitted slaying the woman and no formal charges have been filed against him. The investigation will continue and ballistics tests have already been made. Other tests by the PAMELA HAHN . . . victim of shooting. Indiana State Police are being conducted on the clothing the woman was wearing when she was killed." Joseph P. Noel told The Times last night, "We have discovered that numerous people are involved in the situation. Mrs. Hahn was on a close basis with many people, which confuses the case. To sum things up, there is nothing that connects Hahn in any way, shape, or form with the death of his wife." "The ^information that we have received makes us believe that he had nothing to do with it," he said. Jim Green, a brother, who lived with his sister and mother at the Indian Heights address said, "I was just getting out of bed wheifl heard what I thought was a car misfiring. It could have been anything. Moments later, when Pamela didn't return, I went outside to see if she was alright. That is when my mother and I found her in the driveway." Mrs. Hahn, afterbeingwound- ed, managed to stagger about 30 feet from the car before falling to the ground. It appeared that she was desperately attempting to get away from the killer. A Morning Times paperboy, Steve Snow, 4914 Kickapoo said that he was just finishing pass- lng..papers .syheiuhe- saWj-"The- lady that told me'to get Help for her daughter." Snow contacted a neighbor who notified authorities. Pamela Hahn died at the Howard Community Hospital 45 minutes later and coroner John Peacock pronounced her dead at 6:50 a.m. Mrs. Gail Parker, 4926 Kickapoo, told Sheriff Luellen (Continued on page 4} 2-year engineering school at Seiberling Mansion is approved By JIM HELM Morning Times City Editor An overflow crowd of 465 persons attended last night's annual meeting of the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce which featured Dr. Tom Haggai as guest speaker and the passing of the gavel from the old to the Eriks Chevrolet here Breaks ground for $270,000 home Eriks Chevrolet, Inc., Kokomo's franchisedChevrolet dealer, broke ground yesterday for new facilities, the third new car dealer to do so in recent months. Eriks new building will be located on the east side of U.S. 31 Bypass just north of the Holiday Inn. It will cost about $720,000 and will have better than 58,000 square feet of space. The groundbreaking ceremonies yesterday were preceded by a parade of 17 identical 1967 Chevrolets through most of Kokomo. Participating were city officials, including Mayor John W. Miller, Delco Radio General Manager H. G. (Gus) Riggs, and Chevrolet officials from both Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Speaking at a luncheon reception following the groundbreaking, Erik Dargevics -- Mr. Eric ~ said, "I am going to make an all-out effort to provide Kokomo and this area with the quality sales and service that it deserves. We intend to build the finest facility in this part of the United iStotes." · The Chevrolet dealer said he expects to have the new build- new president for the current year. Prior to the beginning of the dinner meeting, which was at the Kokomo Country Club, chamber officers were informed-that an Indiana-Purdue University program to use Seiberling Mansion as an engineering school site has been approved. Joe W. Myers, chairman of the Chamber's adult education committee^ said that he had received confirmation earlier in the day that the coordinated engineering program would be held at the former I.U. extension. Beginning in the fall of 1967, Purdue University will begin offering locally a two-year associate degree in engineering technology under the direction of I.U. The program followed a chamber sponsored survey of post high school technical education needs in Kokomo and is considered one of the major chamber achievements of the past year. Outgoing president Dwight Swanson mentioned numerous other accomplishments made during 1966 and told the guests at the beginning of his annual report, "You will be much impressed by both the scope and the number of activities carried on last year to make our community a better place to live and do business." Speaking on area expansion, Swanson said, "The stress of growth is evident in our community. Industrial development has continued without let up. And commercial development and cooperation within the retail elements of the great Kokomo area has enhanced our (Continued on page 4) help Hussein maintain the delicate balance of power in the Middle East. The aid had not been expected ., to arrive so soon. The United States promised the arms after the Jordanian army suffered a... massive defeat at the hands of the Israelis during a raid on a Jordanian border village last Nov. 23. , ' ·'· .. Israeli military officials said: in Tel Aviv Wednesday three members of an Israeli patrol were wounded in the exchange of fire in a border area near the . Jordanian city of Aqaba, The Jordanian account, of the incident crossed the armistice between 'the two countries at · the southernmost' tip of Israel. The Jordanians said the Israelis advanced to within about 165 yards of Jordanian front line positions and opened fire on an observation post. The violence surprised veteran. Middle East observers because of Jordan's attempts to avoid armed confrontation with Israel in recent months-a policy that has led leftist Arabs to bitterly attack Jordanian King Hussein. gets $80,790 grant for sewage plant BUNKER HILL -- The Federal Pollution Control Board announced yesterday that it has granted $80,790 to the town of Bunker Hill for use in construction of community sewage facilities. Congressman J. Edward . Roush's office made the official announcement to town officials on behalf of the control board. The grant will go toward construction of a trickling filter sewage system, which will use an activated sludge treatment plant. The money will also be used to help pay for community interceptor sewers. The question now facing town officials is how to finance the remainder of the costs involved. Total estimated cost is listed at $412,400. J. Paul Comerford, town : board president, told The Times, "We do not really know where we will get the remainder of the money. We are negotiating to acquire the needed funds." Under terms of the grant construction must begin no later, than August of this year. It is necessary, therefore, that the funds be secured within the next two months. The sewage system will serve 400 property owners in Bunker Hill. .THE FIRST'spadeful of dirt is turned by Herbert Williams, Chamber of Commerce President, during groundbreaking cerembnies at the UiS. 3i Bypass'site of Eriks Chevrolet. From, left ,to right in the front row are; Ro-, bert Palmer, assistant Chevrolet regional manager; Erik Darvegics,' Kokomo Chevrolet dealer; William Gonne, Motors. Holding Manager; Mr. Williams; Kokomo Mayor John W, Miller; H. G. Riggs, Delco Radio general man- ag'er; Jack Bell, Chevrolet zone manager! and William Heathcbate, asistant zone manager, (Morning Times Photo) Jack Bell, Chevrolet zone manger from Cincinnati said, "We' have had to look tor several years to find a Chevrolet dealer like · we have how. We had to have a dealer who would come to Kokomo, be a part of Kokomo, and offer an aggressive and quality facility." THE PRESIDENCY of the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce was officially passed on during the chamber's annual meeting last night at the Kokomo Country Club, From the left are, Dr. Tom Haggai, guest speaker, Dwight Swanson, outgoing president, and Herbert Williams, incoming president. (Morning Times Photo b y Bill Lane) · . , · · '