The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on April 18, 1963 · Page 1
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Thursday, April 18, 1963
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WEATHER TODAY Partly Cloudy, Mild High, 65; Low, 58 Yesterday High, 79; Low, 59 THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR mmmmmmimmmmmmmmm V w v There are two kinds of women who attract a man's attention a good listener and a good looker. 'Where the spirit of the Lord in, there is Liberty" Cor. 3-7 VOL. 60. NO. 317 & k & it THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1963 ME 8-2411 &TCTrSTraS! re? fo) run XQ lRJ 1 0 ATI Last Senate's Plan Dies In House By EDWARD H. FRANK An Indiana Senate-House conference committee on taxation reached quick agreement last night on a new compromise tax program, just a few hours after the House had rejected a Senate-passed tax package. The new tax plan by the four-member committee represents what is probably the General Assembly's last hope to enact a tax program and avert a second special session. The four-member committee was named after the House refused to accept the Senate tax plan that would hike the gross income tax one-third and levy a new 2 per cent corporate income tax. Rejection of that plan touched off growing reports that many legislators will resign if a second special session is called. "I feel reasonably sure that if there is a second special session there will be legislators who will not come back," said Senate Republican Leader D. Russell Bontrager of Elkhart. Lieutenant - Governor Richard O. Ristine agreed "that severa' legislators may find it necessary to resign if called back immediately for a second special sesion." Wholesale resignations could plunge the Legislature into complete chaos if enough lawmakers quit to prevent a quorum and thus keep the Senate, House or both from meeting. Representative William H. Hard wick (R-Martinsville) chairman of the tax conference committee reported shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday that the committee had worked out a new tax plan "which, we have optimism, will be acceptable." HARD WICK SAID he could not divulge details of this newest tax program until it has been explained later today to the Republican and Turn to Page 1 1, Column 2 M.vtjisltMiivv puh On Pay . RKITGKK SHOT IN BACK RY RKDS Berliner Steals Troop Carrier, Rams Wall, Escapes To West Berlin (UPI) A 25-year-old refugee stole a 9'2-ton Soviet Army troop carrier last night, rammed it into the Berlin wall and was shot in the back by Communist police as he shouted to them "Let's go, fellows, come along with me." The refugee was wounded in the lung as he left the hatch of the armored car to clamber over the 11-inch thick, 6-foot high wall on the border of the American sector's Neukoelln District. Although wounded seriously he clambered over the barbed wire on top of the wall with the aid of West Berliners. WEST BERLIN POLICE AT FIRST identified him as an East German soldier, but he told police at a West Berlin hospital last night that he was a mechanic working for the Soviet Army. He was operated on to remove the bullet. In addition to the lung wound the refugee's left hand was grazed by a bullet, one of 15 fired by the Communist police at the speeding vehicle. He was severely cut by barbed wire and he suffered head injuries, apparently when the six-wheeled car hit the wall. The refugee, wearing coveralls similar to East German Army fatigues, chose an armored personnel carrier with no Russian markings on it, eyewitnesses reported. HE DROVE THE ARMORED CAR down Elsen Strasse in East Berlin's Treptow District and smashed through a high wooden barrier erected to keep West Berliners from looking into the Eastern Sector. About 10 Communist bullets bounced off the armored car as it sped past the wooden barrier toward the anti- - Bitch Tax Compromise Drafted Relentless Funnel Cloud Swoops i 1 r 1 I "Sfl sip -? ' " x i&jM? t mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmM V" 'MMSt - -ov . - 'tun mm r MM 81tlfr j' MHijfoiWi , Mff "faff- "f tlnwmm TWISTER NEARS TOWNS AFTER CROSSING KANKAKEE RIVER Rips Over Flatland, Leaving Wreckage In Path MWIXC LIGHTS Sports Car Club Life-Saving Safety Sports car enthusiasts have joined the growing list of motorists installing daylight running lights to help curb accidents. David Cunningham, safety director of the Chicago Corvette Club, a sports car organization, said yesterday he has been so impressed by the visual effectiveness of the attention-drawing lights that he is asking they be installed on all members cars. "We have more than 100 safety-minded members who The Weather Joe Crow Says: It's a safe bet that pro football players won't bet on their own games for a while. Indianapolis and Indiana Partly cloudy and mild through tomorrow with scattered thundershowers tomorrow. will certainly be interested in the traffic safety campaign," he said here yesterday. The Jackson County Citizens Band Club at Browns-town is adopting the lights campaign as its traffic safety program of the year. All 27 members are equipping their automobiles with the safety devices and have expressed hope that other Citizens Band clubs will follow suit. D. R. Hughbanks, manager of Dietzen's Bakery Inc., of Richmond, noted yesterday that his company's 15-truck fleet is using the life-saving lights. "WE THINK this is a very worthwhile program your paper is promoting and wish that all companies operating fleets would participate in it," Hughbanks said. Hughbanks company recently was honored by an insurance company for its traffic safety record. Paul J. Easterling, traffic manager of Central Supply refugee wall. Another five were fired as he clambered out of the truck which knocked a 4 by 5-foot hole in the wall. As he climbed out of the car he turned and called to Eastern police to join his flight. A bullet struck him as he turned back and fought his way over the barbed wire. A WEST BERLIN POLICEMAN FIRED one shot into the East, West Berlin police said. No one in the East was reported injured. After the escape 40 Eastern border police armed with tommyguns faced 12 West Berlin police with machineguns. The Eastern police blocked off the hole in the wall and sent workmen to repair it. THE REFUGEE'S FLIGHT CAME SHORTLY after Brit-ish authorities disclosed an East German secret police officer sped to the West Tuesday with what they called 500 "very interesting" secret documents. They said he was a first lieutenant in the State Security Services (the East German secret police) and that he brought documents from the secret files of the Communist Security Service. The officer's escape was easy. He simply showed his secret police card at an elevated railway checkpoint in East Berlin and took the elevated railway to West Berlin. The defector arrived in the British sector, and West Berlin police immediately turned him over to British military intelligence for interrogation. He told them he fled because he has a girl friend in West Berlin. FUNNEL CLOUD DRAWS CLOSER, SMASHING FARMS AND HOMES Cuts Path Of Destruction Through Northern Indiana Backs Devices Company, 210 South Capitol Avenue; Central Supply Company in Fort Wayne and the Indianapolis Building Supply Company, said the firms' 16-truck fleet is being equipped with the 21-candlepower lights. Three automobiles also will be equipped. EASTERLING said some of Turn to Page 12, Column 5 Vieliporhvt Mvoiflrivtlii Cairo (UPI) Egypt's leading pickpockets met at Ahmed El-Bakkash's coffee house this week to discuss modern techniques. Those attending, besides well - known pickpockets from Cairo, Alexandria and provincial capitals, included policemen who came disguised. When the conference ended police rounded up the delegates, including 25 of Egypt's most-wanted pickpockets. Assifnnnnl Trachsidel . . . May, 1 963. Your friends who are not attending this year's Speedway Race will get the whole picture when you send them The Indianapolis Star's special month-long Speedway subscription. You may mail The Star from May 1 through June 1 anywhere in the United States or Canada or to servicemen overseas for only $3. This special subscription will include both the Race Final and Souvenir Editions. Send your check or money order to The Star, Speedway Subscriptions, 307 North Pennsylvania Street or place your order in person at the Want Ad counter, main lobby. Orders cannot be accepted for delivery where carrier service is maintained. Duvall Heads Indiana Draft For By ROBERT P. MOONEV Indianapolis attorney Leslie Duvall yesterday was named chairman of the state drive to rally Republican forces to draft United States Senator Barry M. Goldwater for the 1964 GOP p r e s id e ntial nomination. The announcement was made by Mrs. lone F. Harringt on of Chesterton, Republican national co mmittee- Duvall woman trom Indiana and co-chairman of the "Draft Goldwater Commit- pa 1XSIIIB: TODAY'S STAR EXILE CHIEF ACCUSES U.S.-Cuban leader says State Department tries to discredit him; says he'll release "white paper" embarrassing to President . . .Page 2 IAOS BACK IN COLD WAR Red China and Russia revive charges against U.S. as pro-Red soldiers continue gains Page 3 3 ARAB NATIONS AGREE TO UNITE-Crowds celebrate UAR agreement in Egypt, Syria and Iraq . . .Page 4 Bacharach . . 43 Bridge 30 Collins 64 Comics 46 Crossword . .23 Editorials . .28 Finance .53-54 Food 34 Obituaries. 55 Sport . .50-52 Across (Photos By John Basham) TORNADO ROARS EAST ACROSS IND. 53 APPROACHING GIFFORD Motorists Flee As Deadly Twister Approaches Highway Illinois Tornado Kills Woman Kankakee, III. (UPI) A tornado chewed through Kankakee County yesterday, killing a woman, injuring more than a dozen persons and devastating a college campus. The dead woman was Mrs. Sandra Rivard, 24 years old, who lived in a subdivision a mile north of suburban Bradley, 111. She was killed when her home was hit by the twister and a falling tree. MOST 01 THE injuries apparently oc:urred at or near Olivet Nazai sn'i College northwest of Kankakee in suburban Bourbonnais. The Kankakee Red Cross reported that at least six adults and several children were under treatment at St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee. A Red Cross spokesman said several of the injured came from "Tirailerville," a trailer court occupied by students Goldwater tee," at a press conference in the Claypool Hotel. She said the selection was made by the Goldwater committee's national chairman, Texas Republican State Chairman Peter O'Donnell Jr. of Dallas, who directed successful congressional campaigns for Representative Bruce Alger (D-Tex.) and Senator John Tower (R-Tex.). MRS. HARRINGTON said Duvall's appointment was made without seeking the advice of State Republican Chairman H. Dale Brown, the GOP State Central Committee or former United States Sena-Turn to Page 12, Column 1 Theaters .... 16 TV-Radio ...29 Want Ads 56-63 Weather 55 Women . . . .6-9 Ind. 53 and faculty members adjoining the college. Dr. John Cotner, dean of the 1,000 students at the Naza-rene church-sponsored college, said "two or three persons" were severely hurt on the campus. (A number of parents of Indianapolis students attending Olivet Nazarene College called The Indianapolis Star last night inquiring concerning the casualties at the school. (The nursing supervisor at St. Mary's Hospital at Kankakee said that 51 persons hid been treated there for tornado-inflicted injuries. Of these, 10 were admitted to the hospital. (None of those admitted were Indiana residents, she said.) The four-story Stone administration building on the campus which formerly housed the now defunct St. Viator Roman Catholic college was smashed. The college heating plant was severely damaged and its smokestack toppled, Cotner said. The college health offices were destroyed and the dining hall and gymnasium damaged. Cotner said the dining hall Turn to Page 12, Column 5 Farmers Wildlife BY DONALD L. BANDY Star Staff Reporter Terre Haute, Ind. Protests and pickets last night let Federal officials know that most of the 500 Vigo and Clay county residents attending a hearing here have strong objections to turning 9,800 acres of their farmland into a national wildlife refuge. A hearing on the proposed sanctuary was held in the Mayflower Room of the Terre Haute House by the Minneapolis regional office of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, United States Department of Interior. Several pickets paraded in front of the Terre Haute House carrying signs that rapped the proposal. "Will you be next I'm a refugee from a wild life refuge," one said. "If this goes through, we Property Damage Is Heavy Tornadoes ripped across northern Indiana late yesterday, leaving numerous persons injured and causing heavy damage to homes, farm buildings, trees and utility lines. ONE TORNADO swooped out of Kankakee County, Illinois, touched down in Newton County and skipped into Jasper County, cutting a quarter-mile-wide swath through an area north of Rensselaer. Early reports indicated two babies had been found dead by an ambulance driver in a field north of Gifford, a small Jasper County community about 10 miles north of Rensselaer. But police early today said they had not confirmed the report. Another tornado smashed across Wabash and Huntington counties, killing thousands of hens on a chicken farm and damaging farm buildings. Jasper County Hospital at Rensselaer reported its basement full of injured and that It had sent four of the more seriously injured persons, including a 7-weeks-old girl, to hospitals at Lafayette. The Rensselaer hospital said there were 16 known injured and police feared there may be others injured or dead in wrecked buildings in the Gifford, Fair Oaks and Deniotte communities of northern Jasper County. Heavy rain followed the tornadoes and rain pelted the Indianapolis area accompanied by some lightning late last night. At midnight the Weather Bureau reported thunderstorm activity which spreft) over most of the state w. s dissipating rapidly. A twisting cloud, seen by many persons in the Renri selaer area, slammed inti Newton County south d Lake Village about 6:3 p.m. touching down briefly there to level trees and utili- -ty lines before smashing a trail of death and destruction across Jasper County. Jasper C o u n ty Sheriff Joseph G. Ferguson said deputies and state police were searching isolated rural areas of the county last night for more victims. Another tornado struck east of North Manchester about 6 p.m., knocking down trees, farm buildings and utility lines. Marcellus Badskey said ha Turn to Page 12, Column 3 Protest Refuge will pay higher taxes to go duck hunting maybe," another read. Strong opposition was expressed by most of the 88 landowners in the productive farm area involved. Paul D. Haas, R.R. 4, Terre Haute, who owns 640 acres with his brother in the area, called the refuge plan a "land grab." Haas is one of five farmers spearheading the drive against the wildlife refuge. "THE RIGHT of individual private ownership of land is one of the main reasons this country has prospered and become the greatest country in the world. Let us keep It that way," Haas said. Representatives William G. Bray (R-Ind.) and Richard L. Roudebush (R-Ind.) addressed the hearing briefly, promising Turn to Page 11, Column 1

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