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ASSOCIATED PRESS News, Wirephotos, Sport*, Wire Service* • United Press International COLD *":»*"'^ Yesterday's high, 3% Imr, 14. VOL. 112. NO. 301 TERBE HAUTE, IND., TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1962. Price 7o Cease-Fire In Algeria Said Near Rebels, French Come To Agreement; Secret Army Sure to Rise Against Independence BY ANDREW BOROWIEC ALGIERS, Jan. 15. — UP) — French civilian and military authorities in Algeria were informed b? Paris Monday that a cease - fire agreement between France and the Algerian rebels may be announced in the near future. Once again as a result a powerful military apparatus in Algeria's major cities was alerted to "defend the republic" in the face of rising threats of armed action by the European Secret Army Organization. Hundreds of European reserve officers living in Algiers have received warning cards from the secret army to stand ready to try to forestall an agreement with the Moslem nationalists. + + + THE SECRET ARMY claims it will do everything, even plunge France into civil war, to prevent Algerian independence. The right-wingers contend an independent Algeria would become a Communist state. Monday's events accompanied by new tension and fear, came on the heels of one ot the bloodiest weekends in Algeria's history. At least 50 persons were killed and more than 100 were wounded in terrorist raids and mob clashes. In Oran, the regional postmaster for the Oran area was shot to death outeide his office in the center of the city when he arrived for work. Police said four young Europeans acting for the secret army fired point blank at the official. + + + SCATTERED violence was reported elsewhere in Algeria during the day, following the familiar savage pattern of recent weeks. According to government informants, secret contacts between France and the rebels made appreciable headway after last week's rebel meeting in Moham- media in Morocco. An agreement of principle, including provisions for cease-fire and self-determination, were reportedly prepared and approved by both sides. See ALGERIA On Page 2, Column 3 WIDOW GRIEVES FOR KOVACS—Actress Edie Adams, widow of comedian Ernie Kovacs, breaks into tears today after attending funeral services in Beverly Hills Presbyterian Community church for her husband, killed Saturday in an auto crash. (A. P. Wirephoto). Giant Balloon Bursts 230 Miles in Space BY LAVIN B. WEBB JR. [ chuted into the Atlantic Ocean in CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. | a recoverable capsule. A team of 15.—UPB—A gigantic silver balloon was torn to shreds 230 miles above the earth Monday in a space age malfunction which scientists were able to watch on television. Some residents of the southeastern United States had a longer range, earthbound view. A dramatic 30-second telecast from a camera inside the soaring rocket gave scientists a ringside closeup of the 135-foot Super Echo balloon as it burst from its container on schedule but disintegrated into huge shreds. + + + A SECOND camera on board the rocket captured a wider picture, of the balloon, then was para- Action to Confirm Housing Agency Comes Before City Council Tonight The validity of the Terre Haute Housing Authority as a legally constituted body has been challenged and the City Council is expected to remedy the situation tonight. Attorney Samuel E. Beecher Jr. charged that since a public meeting had not been conducted before the City Council approved the formation of the local housing authority, there is no such "legal" entity. ATTORNEY Beecher's charges were filed in objections to complaints made by the Terre Haute Housing Authority recently in a Circuit Court condemnation suit against Beecher's. client, Mrs. Raymond DeLana, 1145 Hulman Street. Mrs. DeLana owns property on which the city proposes to construct 100 low-rent hous- ratification, confirmation and approval of the Terre Haute Housing Authority concerning locations of proposed housing projects near Twelfth Street and Lockport Road, Krumbhaar Street and Margaret Avenue and Harding and Washington ave- THE PROPOSED resolution is a confirmation of Special Ordinance 24 of 1961. (Special Ordi- See HOUSING On Page 2, Column 8 pending, Beecher said. When the Council meets in regular session tonight, it is expected to act on a resolution for Sheppard Denied Lie Detector Test COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15.— suit is i lw "—Governor Michael DiSalle THE WEATHER Jim Crow says: Sure there's a key te success »ad fortune — spelled T-O-U: Forecast by United States Weather Bureau lor Tuesday and Wednesday: Terre Haute and vicinity — Colder Tuesday "with skies both clear and somewhat overcast. Continued cold Tuesday night. Mostly., cloudy 'Wednesday with chance of snow flurries and continued cold. High today in the 20s. Low tonight 10 to 20. Northern Indiana — Colder Tuesday with snow flurries near Lake Michigan. Continued cold Tuesday night and Wednesday with partly cloudy sfcies and chance of -•» few snow flurries. Snow flurries may be heaw near Lake Michiean Wednesday. Hiph Tuesday 10-20 Low Tuesday nisht 5-10. Central and Southern Indiana—Clear to partly cloudy and colder Tuesday. Partly cloudy and cold Tuesday nisht. Wednesday mostly cloudv with chance of snow flurries and continued cold. Hish Tuesday in the 20s. Low Tuesday niTht 10-20. Southern niinois — Generally fair Tuesday, becoming partly cloudy Tuesday nigh; and Wednesday. A little colder southeast and extreme south Tuesday, otherwise not much temperature change. High. Tuesday 30-35 extreme south, in the 20s elsewhere. Low Tuesday night 5-15. Wabash Biver stage: 4-5 feet. ice. WEATHER CONDITIONS AT TEBKE HAUTE TESTERDAT Temperature Record for Jan. 15, 19*K 6 A. M 33 I 6P. M. 20 9 A. M. 27 12 Noon 26 3 P. M 4 P. M. , 5 P. M. --.-.. 22 7 P. M. 8P.M. 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 p. M. "Hikhcst temperature for 24 hours. 38: lowest temperature for 24 hours. 14. Sun rises. 7:08 A. M.: sun sets. 432 P. M. Precipitation in 24 hours ending 6 P M. yesterday. X; total amount since Jan 1. 2.82 inches: accumulated de- Darture inches. from -normal (excess). 1.32 Monday refused to order a lie detector test be given Dr. Samuel Sheppard. serving a life term for the 1954 slaying of his wife, Marilyn, because his attorneys have not produced "a single fact that was not before the courts" during the trial and appeals. At his news conference, Di- Salle said he believed Sheppard's lawyers had not exhausted all their court appeals and there were "other courses" open to them, but he did not elaborate what else could be done. DiSalle said Sheppard was convicted "before I became Governor." and he was not bound to review it because it "wasn't a death case." He said that "any attempt to compare this with any other case (such as the Edythe Klumpp murder conviction) is inconsistent with the facts." He said attempts by Sheppard's attorneys to cite the Klumpp case was v.Tong, as "there was a story which hadn't been passed on by the courts." DiSalle commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment after she was given a truth serum and asked questions about the slaying of her lover's wife. The Governor noted that Sheppard would get an automatic review of his sentence by the Pardon and Parole Commission after he served 10 years, which would be in 1965. Aid Cholera Victims TACHIKAWA AIR BASE, Japan, Jan. 15.—(DPS—A United States Air Force C130 Hercules plane flew 10,000 liters of anti- cholera vaccine to the Philippines Sunday, it was announced Monday. A cholera epidemic in tile Philippines has taken 1,372 lives. skindivers parachuted from an airplane and retrieved the capsule. The accident left scientists with more problems to iron out before they can go ahead with plans to fire a similar "rigidized" balloon See BALLOON On Page 2, Column 1 School Trustees Choose Officers Of Finance Board Members of the Vigo County School Corporation Board of Trustees met last night in the annual meeting as a board of finance and elected officers. Following, in a special meeting a school board, the board elected seven teachers for the second semester and discussed several matters. Officers of the board of finance are the same as those of the board: Dr. Paul Humphrey, president; Virgil Morris, treasurer, and A. D. Meighen, secretary. NAMED TO THE teaching staff for the second semester are Mrs. Margaret Chadwick, Mrs. Barbara Kessel, Mrs. Gertrude Lewzader, Mrs. June Jordan, Mrs. Hannah Lee Purcell, Mrs. Barbara Wailly and Roger Gary Sargent. This brings the number of the teaching staff to 925. The number has been increased by six since Fall, five due to the increased enrollments. The other increase is the start of a new program which had been planned by the Metropolitan School District' of West Vigo prior to reorganization to begin with the 1962 school year, it was stated by Max Gabbert, superintendent. THE BOARD ALSO approved awarding contracts for two items of instructional materials to See SCHOOL BOARD On Page 2, Column 5 Sullivan Miner Crushed to Death SULLIVAN, Ind., Jan. 15. — (Special.) — A 51-year-old rural Sullivan coal miner was crushed to death this afternoon when he stepped into the path of the loading machine he was operating in Thunderbird mine northwest of Shelburn. According to reports. W. Eugene Walters of R. R. 5 died when the unattended loader hit a mine rib and veered off course, pinning him against the side of the shaft. Sullivan County Coro ner John Alexander said the death "was caused by a crushed chest and multiple internal injuries. Walters, a former mine boss in Blackhawk and Princeton area mines for a number of years, was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are the widow, Juanita; two daughters, Mrs. James Snyder of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Sue McMahan of R. R. 2, Terre Haute, and a son, Richard Walters, serving with the United States Navy. The body was taken- to the Alexander Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. Kipple Changes to Guilty Plea Former Bank Officer Ready to Be Witness For Government in Auto Loan Fraud Case William C. Kipple, 38-year-old former Terre Haute bank official and one of two principal defendants in a $1.5 million auto loan fraud case, changed his plea in Federal Court here yesterday from not guilty to guilty on 15 of the 16 counts on which he had been indicted. Backed by his attractive blonde wife, Kipple nodded solemnly when Judge Cale J. Holder quizzed him on whether he realized the significance of his change of plea and the potential punishment of a $10,000 fine and five years in federal prison. "I understand fully, your honor, my attorney has explained it all to me," said Kipple, nodding toward Robert McPeak, his defense counsel. JUDGE HOLDER then turned to United States District Attorney Richard P. Stein and asked: "Does the government intend to call this defendant as a witness in the case?" The soft-spoken government attorney assented and Judge Holder then carefully instructed Kipple on the type of testimony he could give in the trial of. the 14 other defendants in the case. "I don't want any testimony which might be used as the See LOAN CASE On Page 2, Column 6 70 SURVIVORS FOUND— Rites Wednesday For Local Lawyer Frank R. Miller FRANK R. MILLER Funeral services for Frank R. Miller of 460 North Seventh Street, practicing lawyer here and in Vermillion County for about 55 years, will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Frist Funeral Home in dlinton. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Edgar County, Illinois, a short distance west of St. Bernice. The Rev. Leslie Wolfe of Newman, 111., will officiate at the service. Graveside services will be conducted by Jerusalem Masonic Lodse No. 99 of Clinton. Mr. Miller, who was 82 years old, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the Union Hospital, where he had b e e n a patient since Dec. 19. He had been in failing health for some time. One of- his last public appearances was Dec. 8, when he attended a regional meeting of the Indiana State Bar Association in the Vigo Circuit Court Room. + + + HE RETIRED from the practice of law a little more than two years ago when the Wabash Fed- See ATTORNEY MILLER On Page 2, Column 5 Dutch Call Indonesia 3-Ship Foray an Invasion Attempt Island Infiltrators Being Hunted Down and Killed HOLLAND I A, West New Guinea, Jan. 15.—Wl—The Netherlands Navy announced Tuesday that Dutch destroyers intercepted three Indonesian torpedo boats.off the southern coast of New Guinea, sank two of them and drove off the third. Naval authorities here and in The Hague declared the small flotilla was speeding toward Dutch-ruled West New Guinea for an invasion. The Netherlands Defense Min- istry'said the Indonesians were first to open fire. + + + A NAVAL spokesman in Hollandia said the Indonesian boats were intercepted inside Dutch territorial waters near Etna Bay Monday. The Dutch radio said 70 Indonesian survivors were picked up by Netherlands ships. Naval sources viewed the number as proof of an invasion mission, declaring that a torpedo boat's normal crew would not number more than 20 or 30. • No mention was made of any Dutch casualties or ship damage. The number of Dutch warships involved was not disclosed. Aside from skirmishes with Indonesian infiltrators the battle was the first armed clash since Indonesian President Sukarno warned last month he would take West New Guinea by force unless the Dutch handed over the wild 'and forbidding region. Despite his threats, however, the general belief 'had been that Sukarno would not launch an invasion until later this year if no settlement were reached. + + + THE ENCOUNTER was in an area of the swampy, crocodile- infested southern coast where small bands of armed Indonesian infiltrators have been slipping ashore, the Dutch say. The Dutch report some infiltrators have been killed and the others are being rounded up. There was no indication whether the torpedo boats were supporting infiltration operations. Indonesian officials have insisted the infiltrators are acting on their own,- without government support. Dutch patrol planes kept watch on the long coast by day, but it is easy for boats to slip across by night from nearby islands. The torpedo boats were believed to be operating from Am- boina, a small island lying 150 miles across the sea from the nearest point in West New Guinea. + + + MONDAY, Dutch officials at Biak conceded what Indonesian military officials were saying last W eek—that small bands of infiltrators have been slipping into West New Guinea to try to stir up revolt among the natives. Hendrik Assink, district-officer at Biak, estimated that perhaps 200 Indonesians had reached West 'New Guinea, some have been killed and the rest are being hunted down by patrols. "They cannot live in the jungle See INVASION On Page 2, Column 2 Former J. P.. Pleads Guilty to Embezzling SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 15.— Wl —Phillip S. Darrovv, former Center Township justice of the peace, pleaded guilty Monday in St. Joseph Superior Court to charges of embezzling public funds. Judge E. Spencer Walter approved Darrow's request for a pre-sentence investigation before pronouncing sentence. Darrow was indicted in September, 1960, on charges of embezzling $15,477 in public funds between 1955 and 1958. East Germany Frees Two Americans Held Four Months for Girl Smuggling BY JOSEPH B. FLEMING BERLIN. Jan. 15..—(UPD— The East German Communists Monday unexpectedly released two California youths arrested four months ago for trying to smuggle an East Berlin girl to freedom in the trunk of their car. The boys blamed their troubles on chivalry. The youths were Victor Pankey, 18, and Gilbert Ferrey, 20, both of Tustin, Cal. They were released Monday when Victor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pankey went to East Berlin to visit them in jail witlj Ferrey's mother. The Communists still hold, another American, Frederic Pryor, 28, a Yale University graduate of Ann Arbor, Mich., Who disappeared on a trip to East Berlin shortly after the East-West Berlin border was closed Aug. 13. The Communists have hinted he was arrested on spy charges. PANKEY and Ferrey were arrested Sept. 8 and sentenced Sept. 26 to two years of imprisonment for trying to smuggle out the East Berlin girl. The Communists said on Monday they were released as "an act of mercy" by East German Communist leader Walter Ulbricht. Pankey and Ferrey met the press in a West Berlin hotel after they had a bath and a "good meal." Their story pictured them as the victims of a chivalrous impulse that began when they met the girl in East Berlin and she appealed to them to smuggle her to the West. Ferrey said they did not blame the girl but told, the Communist interrogators "it was the idea of all three of us." He said they were sure the girl was "not a See AMERICANS On Page 2, Column 2 Liberty Bell Rings Again The famed Liberty Bell in Philadelphia's Independence Hall rang out yesterday when a workman, engaged in the delicate task of raising the bell to strengthen the wooden yoke on which it rests, tapped a wooden wedge and the impact carried to the bell. The yoke, believed to be the same one from which the bell was hung in the old State House in 1753, is being removed and will be reinforced with a steel T-beam. It then will be replaced. (A. P. Wirephoto). Kennedy Says U. S. Taking Risks in Southeastern Asia BY WHITNEY SHOEMAKER WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Mi- President Kennedy said Monday the United States is taking obvious chances in attempting to build independent nations in Southeast Asia and all over the world. But he contended the risks are a necessary alternative to conflict. Kennedy also told a news conference that United States Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson would continue his talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko on a possible basis for solution of the Berlin crisis. He said the potential success or- failure of the conversations may be discerned after "a reasonable period" but refused to make any forecast. + + + NEITHER would he set any limit on what he considers "a reasonable period." At the same time the President —as he had been reported to feel earlier, said any efforts by the West to tear down the Communist-built wall in Berlin "could have had a very violent reaction." On the domestic front, Kennedy expressed hope for early agreement on a new steel contract to replace the one expiring at mid-year. He said the buildup of steel inventories preceding 1959 negotiations had had an adverse effect on the whole economy, as well as the industry and its employes. + + + KENNEDY said he hopes this situation can be averted in 1962. The President said the govern- Iced Beer Ruling Reversed by Court INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15.—Wl —A lower court decision which would have permitted package liquor stores in Indiana to sell iced beer was thrown out by the state's Appellate' Court Monday. Presidnig Judge Dewey Kelley, joined by the three other judges in the court's Second Division, said the laws give only the Alcoholic Beverage Commission the poWer to decide the question. Joe A. Harris, chairman of the A. B. C., said it will continue its present policy of prohibiting sale of iced malt beverages in package stores. Involved in the decision were a 1941 law prohibiting such sales and a 1951 law giving the A. B. C. full power to prescribe the limitations of the types of licenses it issues.. • The Appellate Court held that the laws left the lower court without jurisdiction over the issue and ordered its judgment set aside. The lower court ruling was by Judge Robert G. Robb of Marion County Superior Court 3. *It came in a case filed by Charles R. Deets Jr., Lafayette, secretary of the Indiana Liquor Store Association, who obtained a declaratory judgment permitting package-store sales of iced beer and ale. The A. B. C. of the last administration appealed. ment has no power except in cases of national emergency to help the companies and-Baited- Steelworkers to avoid a strike, but said Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg will be avail- able for whatever services he can provide. . •Kennedy was asked in-particu- See KENNEDY On Page 2, Column "4 U,S. Tries to Prevent Collapse Of Laos Parley Before It Starts BY JOHN D. PARRY GENEVA, Jan. 15.—(DPD—The United .States mounted a last minute effort Monday to prevent right-wing Premier Prince Boun Own from torpedoing another conference of rival Laotian princes before it starts. The chances of success appeared slim. Bourn Oum arrived Monday from Laos and declared he has no intention of discussing the formation of a coalition government with neutralist Prince Sou- vanna Phouma and "Red" Prince Souphanouvong, leader of the Communist Pathet Lao. He also made it clear he has no intention of giving up the military and police powers he holds in Laos through his position as defense minister and minister of interior. Souvanna has demanded those posts. + + + AVERELL HAKRIMAN, United States assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs met Boun Oum at the airport with Britain's Malcolm MacDonald and the Soviet's Georgi Pushkin, who called the princely conference.- Then Harriman and Winthrop Brown, United States ambassador to Laos, called on Boun Oum at the royal Laotian delegation's suburban villa to try to convince him that unless he accepts Sou- vanna's compromise solution the country will be plunged into civil war again. In the past, Washington has used economic pressure against Boun Oum since it pays most of Laos' bills. Souvanna will try to press the same view on Boun Oum and Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, the Laos' strongman who generally is conceded to wield power behind Boun Oum. Souvanna met in Stravinsky to Get Medal at Dinner WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—(B— Composer-conductor Igor Stravinsky will be given a special medal Tuesday, and will be honored at a White House dinner Thursday evening. Secretary of State Dean Rusk arranged to present the medal at a reception to be held at the State Department. The medal bears an inscription marking Stravinsky's eightieth year and "the recognition his music has achieved throughout the world," the department said. The Russian-born composer has been a United States citizen since 1945. The State Department described the dinner to be given by President and Mrs. Kennedy as a small affair. Paris with President Charles d« Gaulle Monday. + + + SOUPHANOUVONG arrived Monday in Moscow with the delegations from Communist North Viet Nam and Communist China and is expected here Tuesday. Boun Oum said Monday he expects to be back in Laos by Jan. 21, a time limit which allows only four days at the most for the princely negotiations. Authoritative .sources said unless he extends his stay or changes "his mind on the two cabinet posts See LAOS On Page 2, Column 8 Near-Zero Cold Threatens State BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy snows hit only the northwest corner of- Indiana Monday, but prospects of near- zero cold threatened most of the state Tuesday morning and Tuesday night. Nine inches of snow accumulated at South Bend in the snowstorm that started Sunday night across St. Joseph, La Porte, Porter and -Lake counties. State police reported roads slick in. the area. Icy spots dotted roads over the rest of the state. Eleven schools were closed in the Attica area when high winds began drifting three inches of fresh snow over the ice left by weekend 1 sleet and freezing rain. Included were high schools at Veedersburg, Wallace, Kingman and Seeger. Seven inches of snow forced a, closing of all Porter county schools except those in th« Hebron and Valparaiso areas. The Weather Bureau said unusually high stages on the Wabash River a^ Montezuma and Lafayette and an unusually low level at Terre Haute indicated an ice jam had formed above Terre Haute. The entire.week's weather outlook was speckled with snow flurries and the weather men indicated chances of substantial snows in a wanning trend over most of the state during the latter half of the week. / THREE DAYS Without a Traffic Death TOLL TO DATE City COL TO. DEAD U62 — » i i UCMV 19«1_ 02 Z UIIOT 1962—10 4 1* nUKI I96i_u 12 2«

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