June 20, 1958
WIATHIt chwflr tonight wHh •«•«- tered itwwen, ftttariU? ftIM CMIllMHM FIVE CENTS THE DAILY REPORTER Tuscarawas County's Mo si Complete Newspaper DovtrStorttOptn Tonight Until 9 Vol. 54. No. 285, Member of AiMdatitf Pt«•• Telephone 4-21(17 Dover, Ohio, Friday, June 20,1958 ScrWng 1,475 Families The Best In Comics Passenger, Freight Tax Cut Adooted By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (API-Senators favoring anti-recession tax cuts renewed their drive today, encouraged by a surprise vote to wipe out levies on passenger tickets and freight. The Senate .sharply rebuffed the Eisenhower administration and its own leaders Thursday night as It voted repeal of the World War II transportation taxes despite pleas that such action might open the way to cuts elsewhere. Sen. Charles E. Potter (R-Mich) pressed ahead with another proposal for cutting the automobile excise tax, while Sen. Paul H. Douglas ID-Ill) said he planned another stab at reducing taxes on •mall business. The Senate was called into session an hour earlier than usual in an effort to complete action on these and other amendments to a House-passed bill to extend present corporation and major excise tax rates for a year beyond June 30. Both Republican leader William F. Knowland of California and Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas opposed the amendments to repeal the 3 per cent freight tax and the 10 per cent levy on passenger tickets. The amendment erasing the freight levy was adopted 59-25, with 33 Democrats and 26 Republicans joining forces to write it into the bill. Voting against it were 10 Democrats and 15 Republicans. The vote approving repeal of the 10 per cent kvy on passenger See PASSENGER, Page 8 O'Neill Sees Prosperous Future For Area Red Farmers Given Break By HAEOLD K. MILKS MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Communist party today announced another step in Premier Khrushchev's plans to beat U.S. agricultural production by giving Russian farmers more incentive to grow more. The party's Central Committee announced collective farms no longer will be required to deliver n large part of their output to the government at a fixed low price. Instead, a new pricing system will be established for the entire output of collective farms. It aims to introduce an element of competition for low - cost, efficient production. A report on the Central Committee meeting of about 250 members on Tuesday and Wednesday also said two men were promoted to alternate membership in the committee's ruling Presidium, the key unit of power in Russia. It has had 15 full members and 9 alternates. The two are N.V. Podgorny, first secretary of the Ukranian Communist party, and Premier D. S. Poliansky of the Russian Federation, largest republic in the Soviet Union. (There was no mention that the Central Committee meeting produced a shakeup in the Kremlin leadership, as Western observers See RED FARMERS, Pa,ge 8 New Engineer To Aid Rt. 21, Other Projects COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Appointment of a field construction engineer to work in 24 counties was announced today by the Ohio Department of Highways. H. R. Craig, engineer of construction, said James A. Atkinson will aid in administering highway construction activities in three of Ohio's 12 highway divisions. Atkinson has been a highway construction engineer stationed at Ashland for the last 17 years. Major projects in the three divisions include part of the Cincinnati-Conneaut Freeway (Ohio 1), the Cleveland - Marietta Freeway (U.S. 21) and much of the East- West Freeway (U.S. 40). Counties in which Atkinson will operate are Erie, Lorain, Huron, Medina, Crawford, Richland, Ash- landr Wayne, Knox, Coshocton, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey, Fairfield, Perry, Morgan, -Noble, Monroe, Washington, Hocking, Athens, Vinton, Meigs and Gallia. The state of Ohio is coming out of the recession and "turning the corner with a spirit of optimism," Gov, C. William O'Neill told members o! the New Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and numerous distinguished guests last night when the Chamber honored the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District on its 25th anniversary. Gov. O'Neill, main speaker on the program held at the Elks auditorium with nearly 400 present, also called attention to Ohio's rapid growth, its "healthful" climate for new industry, Its plans for a state network of freeways and through highways and to an education program he will present to the Ohio Legislature next week. He emphasized that the new interstate highway which will follow the present Route 21 is a part of new Ohio freeway program and that within a few years will provide Tuscarawas County with much-needed transportation facilities to insure growth and progress. The governor was flown here in an Ohio National Guard plane and Mrs. O'Neill, who arrived as the governor's talk was climaxing the program, accompanied him back to Columbus by plane last night. She had driven there from Columbus. Bryce C. Browning of Dover, secretary - treasurer of the Conservancy District since it was organized and one of the original backers of the district, received from Atty. M. J. Smith, the toastmaster, a large engraved silver plate commemorating the district's anniversary, i Mr. Browning also cut a huge birthday cake shaped to resemble Dover dam. All of the 18 ! judges of the Conservancy court • and the three members of the j board of directors received replicas of the large plate. Hailed by Toastmaster Smith as the individual who signifies to the general public the Conservancy District and who is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on flood control and conservation, Mr. Browning was reluctant to accept the praise. "I am embarrassed by the credit given me," Browning said. "It is far in excess that which should be given to one person. The district was organized through the unselfish contributions of many individuals and agencies." He paid personal tribute to the U. S. Corps of Engineers, C. C. Chambers, consulting engineer and , the original chief engineer and to '• the late Chief Engineer John S. Gena. Toastmaster Smith traced the history of the District, which was organized here June 3, 1933, and named the past and present officials of the district. C. of C. President Robert L. Coleman, who succeeds Weaver, spoke briefly asking for concerted action on the part of all those engaged in trade and industry- He also complimented Chamber Man' ager James Marple and Secretary Jean Police James for their work and introduced the board of directors. Throughout the speaking program the audience was reminded that the New Philadelphia Chamber this past year had won second place nationally in ratings for Chambers of Commerce in cities of under 25,000 population. It was hailed as a signal honor for the community. Gov. O'Neill was given an ovation when he was introduced by Toastmaster Smith as the main speaker and joined with the others in paying tribute to the Conservancy District. Turning his remarks to the state of Ohio, the governor said that it is now the fifth largest state and that it should be the fourth in the next two years, surpassing Illinois, "if See O'NEILL SEES, Page 8 GOVERNOR SPEAKS. Chief speaker at last night's New Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce annual dinner was Gov. C. William O'Neill, pictured above, center, with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Chief Bryce Browning at right. The governor is congratulating Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Cletus A. Fisher, who is a member of the 18-judge "conservancy court" which helps direct affairs of the Conservancy District. The MWCD was honored last night on its 25th birthday anniversary. DREAM COME TRUE. Dover dam in the background and a 25th birthday cake replica in the foreground typify the theme of last night's New Philadelphia banquet honoring the 25th anniversary of the conservancy district. Robert Coleman, left, president of the New Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, looks on as Atty. M. J. Smith, right, toastmaster for the dinner, presents a silver tray to Bryce C. Browning as a memento of the 25th anniversary of MWCD. New Goldfine \Former N'ctown Bank Cashier Indicted By U.S. Grand Jury WISE BRIDES READ THE CLASSIFIED PAGES FOR •ARGAINS TO PLACE YOUR AD PHONE 42167 Data Sought By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican member of a House investigating subcommittee called today for an inquiry into all of Bernard Goldfine's contacts with federal officials during the last 10 years. Rep. John B. Bennett (Mich) said "I'm of the opinion that (Sherman) Adams is not the only official of the federal government who has enjoyed Goldfine's hospitality." Adams, President Eisenhower's top aide, has testified he accepted gifts and favors from Goldfine, a wealthy Boston industrialist, on the basis of a long friendship. See NEW GOLDFINE, Page 8 Young Dundee Mother Dies In Dam Tragedy Federal Pay Boost Signed WASHINGTON (API—A million government white collar workers got a 10 per cent pay raise today retroactive to last January. It means they have 250 million dollars of back pay coining. President Eisenhower signed the measure granting the increase. It will add 542 million dollars to the annual U.S. government pay roll. ., ,. —. . Government agencies plan to start distributing the back pay next month. The increase, coming after a two-year fight, matches- a 10 per cent raise, also retroactive to last January, already given 530,000 postal workers. The administration had .suggested a 6 per cent increase. The white collar raise goes to an estimated 1,021,072 employes, including 978,632 paid under the classified Civil Service system; 6,200 in the legislative branch; 4.119 in the judicial branch; 19,485 doctors, dentists and nurses in the Veterans Administration, and 12,630 in the foreign service. The average annual increase for individuals is $531. The retroactive pay will average $250. The measure adds 599 top-grade jobs to the federal career service, about 300 in the science and engineering field. Special To The Reporter i BEACH CITY — A 16 - year - old j Dundee mother, among a group of six young people out for a swim here yesterday afternoon at the j Beach City Dam, drowned when | strong undercurrents pulled her under in the dam spillway. i Mrs. Connie Kay (Ruegsegger) ! Pershing, who has a four-month- old son, was recovered from the water about 4:30 j p.m. and efforts ' to revive her after an hour or more in the wa- i ter were unsuc- j cessful. i The accident occurred about 2:45 p.m. when Mrs. Pershing was wading in MRS. PERSHING the spillway with her brothers Bill, Jack and Paul, sister Elizabeth, and 13 - year - old Sue Smith of Beach City. Attempts by her 18 - year • old brother, Bill, to save Mrs. Pershing were unsuccessful. It's reported that the brother had to let go of his sister when he was in danger of being pulled under by the frantic grasps of the victim. A second drowning was averted when the Smith girl pulled Elizabeth to safety and applied respiration until Beach City and Strasburg volunteer firemen arrived at the scene shortly after 3 p.m. The body of Mrs. Pershing, who is divorced from her husband, John, was taken from the water after it was located by Russell Lebo of Canton, who used a canoe and grappling hooks to search for the body. The group, who had been picking strawberries earlier in the afternoon, went swimming to cool off. Mrs. Pershing, born at Mount Eaton, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ruegsegger of RD 2, Dundee. In addition to her parents, and son, she is survived by brothers Bill, Jack, Paul, Duane and Joseph of the home, sisters Elizabeth of the home and Mrs. Sylvester Mi/er of Port Washington; a grandmother, Mrs. Frank Adkins of RD 2, Sugarcreek, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ida Brewer of Hohenwald, Tenn. Services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (Slow Time> in the Union Hill Church near Sugarcreek with Rev. Linwood Ensming- cr of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the Lingler Funeral Home in Sugarcreek will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. William R. Palmer, 32, former cashier of the Oxford Bank at Newcomerstown, who was discharged last Nov. 1 from his job of cashier after the bank announced discovery of a shortage of funds, stands indicted today by a Federal Grand Jury. The Grand Jury, which reported late yesterday in Federal District Court at Cleveland charged that Palmer "embezzled, abstracted and misapplied funds and assets PRINCE WEDS WIDOW G'ENEVA <AP> — Prince Christian of Hesse married an Australian widow, Mrs. Annie Pearl Field, in a secret civil ceremony here 10 days ago. He is 71 and she is 53. of the bank," and in four other ! counts charged him with making | "false entries on the bank's books 1 with intent to defraud the bank." j The amount of fund misapplica- ! tion charged in the indictment is $31,000. Palmer is the son of Lorin B. Palmer of Newcomerstown, who at the time of the discovery of the '; fund shortage was president of the : Oxford Bank. L. B. Palmer has since retired as president of the i bank, and the son has moved with his wife and two children to Detroit. Asst. District Att.v. George Morrison at Cleveland said that a summons for young Palmer's arrest was issued today, to bo served in Detroit, and that his arraign- ment in Federal Court in Cleveland is set for one week from today. Arraignment will be bi'foro i U. S. Judge James C. Council. The action of the Federal Grand Jury came after invosiigi'.Uon of the fund shortage by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (lit 1 Ohio 1 Banking Department, and tin- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. ; Following discharge of Cashier | Palmer, the bank continued opera' tion without interruption and with- i out loss to depositors w to customers. Bundy Acquitted; New Trial Slated CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Harry Dale Bundy, who spent five months in Ohio Penitentiary's death row, has a new lease on life. A Stark County Common Pleas Court jury Thursday night acquitted Bundy, 40, of Zanesville, in a second trial for first-degree murder. The former Canton man was convicted June 22, 1957, ol slaying Reynold Amodio, 30. manager of the County Line Market near Uniontown and was sentenced to die last Nov. 8. However, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ordered a new trial after considering 1!.' errors cited in the appeal notice filed by his attorneys. The Ohio Supreme Court refused to consider the case. Amodio and Paul Cain, 35, a clerk, were slain in a robbery at the market on Nov. 23, 195ti. Bundy's new trial 'began June 2. He was implk-ated in the slay- ings by Russell McCoy, 22. also of Zanesville, who admitted that he • shot Cain and testified at Bundy's first trial that Bundy killed Amodio. McCoy, awaiting trial for fust- degree murder here, also wa:>, indicted on the same charge in Muskingum County in the slaying of his half-sister, Mrs, Lloyd SIT. and her husband. The Sees' were I See BUNDY, Paye S Vanguard Satellite Attempt Fails Again CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) ' —An attempt to launch a Vani guard satellite r o e k c t was "scrubbed'' at 4:30 a in. KST because of technical difficulties. A firing of a baskotball-si/.ed satellite originally was .set I'or 9:30 p.m. Thursday. For several hours, the slender rocket sat out. side its service towx-r, bathed in : light.-. Several holds were called, i allying from a lew minutes to itnve hours. Then- was no uiin.mncenieiit when the next effort would be i made to shuol the rocket. T| Hagerty Got Free Vacation, Paper Reports TAMPA, Fla. <AP> — Presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty and his wife received free golf lessons, lodgings and meals to the tune of $260.97 from a swank resort club in 1957, the Tampa Tribune said today. Hagerty and his wife vacationed for five-days as guests of the exclusive PonU- Vedra club near Jacksonville Beach from Jan. 27 through Feb. 1, the newspaper said. J. P. LeMaster president of Ponte Verda Corp., told the newspaper, "when he got hero, Hagerty insisted on paying his bill. We wouldn't let him do it." Mayhugh C o u r s o n. assistant manager of the club, said honored guests don't receive bills. In Washington, Hagerty said: "Tin; account is correct as reported, except for one tiling. I did pay for my golf lessons. I personally paid the club pro. "I did insist, as th. 1 account says, on paying my entire bill, but the club would not. let me do MJ. "U n d i' r the circumstances, '.here was nothing wrong in this. 1 don't sec how anyone could make anything of m.v lx;ing a guest of the club at their insistence." LeMasler said there was no thought of gaining a favor by paying Hagerty's bill. On The Inside Goren's Column Boyle's Column Clulivlie- Health Talk . .. . t>.,itu:ir.c- S''i. n't 6 t> .10 ti 8 li idio and Television Community Calendar 14 •> Rains Hamper Amateur Show Parade Tonight Special To The Reporter UHRICHSV1LLE - Rain hampered Clay Week celebrations here last night and the weatherman may not be very cooperative tonight for the big parade scheduled to form at 5:30 p.m. (Slow Time) and start promptly at 6:30. Last night's amateur program went on as scheduled but steady rain forced participants to put on the show on the veranda of the Buckeye Hotel instead of the platform at 3rd and Main streets as originally planned. Contest winner was an act comprised of Jay and Jill Colucy, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Colucy of Nuvarrt-. Jay, 1(5, played the accordion, and then accompanied his sister, 8, in a duet. The pair will appear as a special act during the "Miss Clayland" pageant Saturday night in the Dennison High School auditorium. The pageant will determine one of 12 entrants in the "Miss Ohio" contest scheduled in Wooster Aug. 1. Railroad Veterans Plan Excursion Through This Area It's been a long time since a passenger train has moved through this aroa but the "silence" will bt- broken Saturday, June 28, when the B. & O. Railroad veterans operate an excursion to their annual picnic at Chipixiwa Lake Park. The public is invited to join in the occasion The excursion will leave Wheeling, W. Va.. at 6 a.m. (Slow Timci, and puss through Uhrichsville at 8:25. New Philadelphia at 8:45 and Dover at 8:52. The return trip will leave Chij>pewa at 5 p.m. and arrive in this area around 7:50. Hound - trip faiv is $2.5U. The day -U CliipiK;wa Lake Park will include rides, bathing and picnicking - at additional expen.-e. Thoie mKTt'sicd in UK- excursion need only appear at the various stations at the times mention- Train Kills County Rail Worker,48 Special To The Reporter PORT WASHINGTON — Struck by a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train as he worked on track maintenance at Lock 17 at 2:36 p.m. Thursday, E. Paul Cappel, 48, of 418 Tuscarawas Ave., Gnadenhutten, well - known resident there, was instantly killed. Cappel's body was thrown off the front of the engine about 200 feet from where he was struck. Deputy Sheriff C. V. Morris, who along with Deputy Coroner Dr. D. W. Maston and railroad officials investigated, said that Cappel, a trackman for the railroad for 25 years, was working with two crews of maintenance workers and had been following a noisy ballast tapping machine. The one eye witness, "Slim" Neal of Dennison, said that he saw See TRAIN KILLS, Page 9 U.S. Defense Issues Aired QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — President Eisenhower c~me to this Marine Corps base today to talk over defense problems with the top civilian and uniformed leaders of the armed forces. Heavy rain washed out plans for a helicopter flight. The President made the 35-mile'ruri by'au- tomobile. About 175 civilian and unl« formed leaders gathered here for the session. The President's party included Robert Cutler, special assistant for national security affairs; G*or- don Gray, director of defense mo-' bilization; Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, White House staff director; Capt. E. P. Aurand, the president's naval aide; Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, Eisenhower's personal physician; and White House press secretary James C. Hagerty. There were no announced plans for Eisenhower to talk to the conference which meets annually to discuss internal Defense Department matters and worldwide military problems. However, Eisenhower may choose to stress to the generals and admirals his strong belief in the importance of his plan for streamlining the administrative See U.S. DEFENSE, Page I 15 File Vote Expenses For May Primary With the deadline for filing May primary election expense statements today at 4 p.m. 'Slow [Timei, 15 candidates have filed as of noon today leaving only two I more yet to file, Mrs. Jennie Cole, ; assistant clerk of the Board of j Elections, reported. I Vernon G. Hisrich of the Stone j Creek Rd., who wa-. re-nominated i for representative to the General 1 Assembly on the Democrat ticket, spout $304. His opponent, Atty. Richard B. Mu.sgrave of New Philadelphia, listed an expense of $224. Curtis Pietro, Dover chiropodist, who also sought the nomination, had noc filed. J. A. Morgan of Uhr- ichsvillc, who was unopposed on the Republican ticket, spent $21 for i advertising expenses. ! Delbert W. Clark, Goshen Town- i ship ek'rk who was successful in | his bid for Democrat nomination ! for County Commissioner, listed 1 See 15 FILE VOTE, Page S County Receives Large Tax Payment | The largest single payment of property tax for the last half of 1957 was made in tne office ol County Treasurer Victor MartineU li here today when Fred Ziiumer^. , district manager for UK- Ohio Pow. er Co., delivered a check for $£6,* 474.45. The payment c.over> assessment! against the utility hi MI'S prop«f»' ,.;. ! ties throughout the county. ,i Although today was the official deadline for payment of real •R* 1 'talc taxes without a:^v»»me»l Q| :> thf statutory lu pel cent Treasurer MaiUiuli: saU| incuts will be acoe;)!ed until without penalty .issi/a.-meOl* I the office bocks will not tw> until that ft he.