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Saturday, January 25, 1964
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WEATHER TODAY Colder, Snow Flurries High, 32; Low, 25 Yesterday High, 56; Low, 36 TODAY'S CHUCKLE Maybe the reason a beautiful girl usually has more proposals of marriage than an intelligent girl is that most men can see better than they think. ! I A rt! IH . Amu .1 i. s 3 "Hifre i7ie spi'n'r o iie Lord is, there is Liberty" Cor. 3-17 YOL. 61, NO. 234 iftr & & it SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1964 ME 8-2411 Jr. Trndng Aea 10c P,wKrt 4jc Per AHk Carrier De.ive.ed V q) ft i (0) yiiuvj A t ') Ait f, tin S3 f LL N i Canada. Foggy Meeting ,v:' V W J.-. 'MiUMA Ki ' This aerial view shows the Alaska Maru (foreground) and Garden State after a collision Thursday night in heavy fog off the coast of Florida; There were no injuries. (AP Wirephoto) Probers Report Mitchell Collected $7,000 A Week By CAROLYN PICKERING Federal investigators have evidence that Isaac (Tuffy) Mitchell pocketed between $5,000-$7,000 a week for at least six years from a $1,200,-000-a-year numbers operation here, it was learned yesterday. The 51-year-old, Russian-born Mitchell, who never completed grade school, yesterday pleaded guilty in Federal Court to six gambling tax violations. The pint-sized defendant, bis shoe heels worn low and his heavy-weave suit shiny, said only that he wanted to plead guilty to Judge S. Hugh Dillin, who ordered a presentence investigation. United States Attorney Richard P. Stein said Mitchell conceivably could have been charged with 84 separate counts of evading gambling Find it fast in Quick-Action Want Ads. Home, car, business, pet . . . rely on Classified to meet your needs. Turn to today's Want Ads. The Weather Joe Crow Says: The Communists should note that the new Army underwear, that can be put on or taken off in 10 seconds, means they're facing the fastest drawers in the West. Indianapolis Windy and much colder today with snow flurries likely. Partly cloudy and cold tomorrow. Indiana Much colder with snow flurries likely throughout the state today. Cold to-mrow. taxes for each month back to January, 1958, and for failing to list the number of his employes. THE SPECIFIC charges set out that Mitchell reported he had no gross wagers for December, 1962, when the government says his gross receipts for the month amounted to $100,000. Mitchell also pleaded guilty to failure to namo his em- SorivH On Tax Due Tomorrow A series of question-and-answer articles on how to fill out the short form on your state income tax will begin tomorrow in The Indianapolis Star. The stories will be based on questions often asked of State Revenue Department staff members. You may want to clip the articles for use before the April 15 deadline. Way Cleared For Issuing General Hospital Bonds By GEORGE J. CLEMENTS ! The long-planned expansion of Marion County General Hospital was virtually assured yesterday when spokesmen for several taxpayer groups promised Mayor John J. Barton and hospital officials that they would not fight a $16 million bond issue. The bond issue was blocked in the fall of 1962 when remonstrating groups solicited the signatures of more property owners than were gathered by hospital officials. This year, officials sent out more than 10,000 petitions with the active support of a host of community organizations. Goal of the campaign was 50,000 signatures of property taxpayers. YESTERDAY'S pledge by the tax groups was interpreted as an indication that they could not muster enough sup port to beat down the bond itsup aoain More than $4iillion of the USS. 2 Nations Plan Utilization Of Atomic Energy Ottawa (UPI) Canada and the Soviet Union yes terday signed a five-year agreement to co-operate in the "peaceful uses of atomic energy," it was an nounced yesterday. The agreement, between Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) and the State Committee of the Soviet Union for the utilization of atomic energy, was reached after a delegation of five Soviet officials spent 10 days visiting atomic energy centers in Canada. Last July three members of AECL were conducted on a similar tour in the Soviet Union. Dr. I. D. Morohov, first deputy chairman of the state committee, and J. L. Gray, president of AECL, signed the agreement which permits the two countries to organize visits by small groups of specialists who will exchange unclassified scientific information and possibly Instruments and equipment. The specific dates, personnel and duration of the visits will be agreed upon annually by ployes, which the government charge set at more than 400. Stein refused to elaborate on the scope of the Mitchell operation except to say that "we have supporting evidence." HOWEVER, other sources disclosed that records for a 10-day period, confiscated last June 7 when Treasury agents smashed the numbers operation, have been recon structed to reflect the inner-workings of the "business," which is said to have grossed $5.000-a-day. The almost 450 employes, Turn to Page 15, Column 6 CassinVs Home Described Designer Oleg Cassini's new apartment will be the subject of an exclusive story tomorrow in The Indianapolis Star by The Star's fashion editor, Betsy Brockway. Miss Brockway also reports- on Cassini's new collection for spring and sunglasses he had designed. If you don't receive The Star, write to The Star's Circulation Department, 307 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, or call MElrose 8-2411. $16 million bond issue will be paid off with grants by Eli Lilly and Company. The expansion of General Hospital will be the first major construction at the publicly-owned institution in 25 years. MEETING with the mayor yesterday were representatives of the hospital, the Lilly firm, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Marion County Welfare Department, Center Township Trustee's office, Indiana Taxpayers' Association and Indianapolis Taxpayers' Association, The latter group took credit for stalling the bond issue in 1962 on grounds that it would boost property tax rates too high. The action prohibited officials from doing anything about the hospital expansion program for at least one year. Dr. Arvine G. Popplewell, hospital superintendent, said he still plans to muster as many property owner signa tures as possible. He I 'id he ft representatives of the two groups and confirmed through diplomatic channels. The agreement specified that no group would consist of more than five persons, and the exchange would last no longer than 12 days. IN THE EXCHANGE, the sending country will pay the traveling expenses to and from Ottawa and Moscow, while the host country will be responsible for hotel, travel and medical expenses during the visit. Reciprocal exchange of information on work in progress or completed research is destined to include official pa pers of an unclassified nature which can be made public unless otherwise stipulated by either country. INITIAL FIELDS of co-operation include nuclear power and research reactors and materials; nuclear physics; solid state physics; purification and disposal of radioactive waste products; uses of powerful radiation sources, and the use of labelled compounds, drugs and articles. AECL and the state committee also agreed to consider holding joint conferences or meetings of specialists in both countries to discuss research work, as well as the exchange of other instruments and equipment. Officials said the pact was similar to others signed between the Soviet Union and Britain, France and the United States. Canada recently signed two agreements with Britain and India whereby it would provide research information on construction of nuclear power stations. Plans for such stations will not be provided under the Soviet-Canada agreement. hopes to start the long-awaited building program sometime this year. The project would boost bed space at General from 611 to 967 beds and improve many of the institution's inadequate facilities. 0 Inside Today's Slur U.S.-PANAMA TALKS SET TODAY - Meeting may lead to early settlement of Canal Zone dispute . . Page 2 HOFFA JURY SELECTED - Panel completed despite vehement objections by defense lawyers Page 3 TRUCE SEEN AS FIRM - Attorney General Robert Ken-nedy believes Indonesia will honor truce with Malaysia despite Sukarno avowed hostility Page 5 CONFIDENT LIVING - Troubled businessman finds that "With God All Things Are Possible" Page 8 Amusements 10 Bacharach ..21 Bridge .....15 Campbell . . .26 Church ....8-9 Comics ... .14 Crossword .15 Editorial . . .12 Financial 25-26 Obitiiries 'Peaceful9 A-Pact Call To i V&M 'fit )lvbr mm Miss Sharon Harbour, 16 years old, of Pueblo, Colo., helps her new found Shetland friend "Buttons." "Buttons" finds his egs are not a means of transportation yet and has to be "hauled around" in the arms of his mistress. (AP Wirephotos) CRISIS BREAK POSSIBLE Czechs To U.N. United Nations, N.Y. (UPI) Communist Czechoslovakia has made a $1 million payment to the United Nations, it was disclosed yesterday, in a move that may foreshadow a break in the world organization's financial and political crisis. The payment actually was some $90,000 more than Czechoslovakia owed for the 1963 regular operating budget, but Czech Ambassador Jiri Hajek told United Press International the overpayment did not affect the determination of his or other Communist countries to pay not "one red kopeck' toward U.N. peacekeeping costs in the Congo and Middle East. However, the $1 million payment brought Czechoslovakia's total arrearage below the equivalent of two years' total assessment, the point at which the U.N. charter says a member "shall" lose its General Assembly vote. The United States has served warning that it will insist on enforcement of this charter provision Article 19 at the fall session of the assembly. BUT WITH U.S. blessing, a move was underway to post pone the start of next fall's assembly session to avoid showdown here both on the financial issue with its polit ical overtones and the ques tion of seating Communist China, before the U.S. presi dential election Nov. 3. Russia, most of its Commu- Sports .. .22-25 TV-Radio ...13 Want Ads 27-35 Weather ... .27 Women ... .6-7 11 r Arms Pay $1 Million Operating Budget nist allies, France, and a hand ful of other countries are responsible for the $134 million U.N. deficit through their refusal to pay the Congo costs, which represent indebtedness of $95,543,269. Hajek disclosed that the $1 million payment did include remittance for paying off the U.N. bonds and main Housing Survey Sought By Redevelopment Body The Indianapolis Redevelopment Commission yesterday asked for a "housing availability" survey to determine the quality, quantity and price of housing for rent and for sale in Indianapolis. Richard H. Oberreich, president of the commission, said the survey was urgently needed for two reasons. It would serve as a basis for redevelopment and rehabilitation projects and as a guide for housing programs connected with construction of interstate highways In Indianapolis, he said. State Highway Department officials estimate that from 5,000 to 8,000 families will be displaced by the interstate construction and it is necessary to find out what housing is available for these families, Oberreich said, adding: "There has been a longstanding debate over the housing in Indianapolis. Some say we have enough or too much suitable housing; some say there is a drastic shortage. "IT IS NECESSARY that we get this information now so we have a sound basis for planning redevelopment projects and programs." Oberreich said a letter has been sent to the Metropolitan Plan Commission asking it to determine the scope and probable cost of the survey. The next step is to ask the City Couxcil to transfer money out of the Redevelopment Other Twisters Hit Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri FROM AP AND UPI Harpersville, Ala. At least eight persons were killed last night when a tornado ripped through a housing development near this north-central Alabama town, the county sheriff's department reported. Shelby county authorities county said at least nine persons were injured when the twister slammed through the housing development. The dead included four children and four adults. Twisters also hit Missouri, northern Arkansas and southern Illinois, damaging homes, barns and other structures. The state highway patrol said at least two houses were demolished by the tornado which struck near Harpersville at about 8 p.m. (EST) in a brief but deadly blow. The tornado tore down power lines and jackknifed the roofs off other houses. Trees over a quarter-mile swath cut by the twister were tugged up by their roots. ANOTHER TORNADO struck the community of Gorgas in neighboring Tuscaloosa county. No injuries were reported there. Two of the victims were taining some Communist-blacklisted activities. In Czechoslovakia's case, the country was assessed $1,648,927 for the regular budget, $224,065 for UNEF and $1,320,749 for the Congo over the past two years a total of $3,193,741, which represented the point at which it should lose its assembly vote. Commission's land acquisition fund to pay for the survey, Oberreich said. THE PLAN Commission is expected to act on the letter at its Feb. 12 meeting. The survey probably would be conducted by an independ Industrial Mishaps Kill Ofie5 Hurt Four A construction worker was injured fatally when buried under a ton of prefabricated fencing and four other men were injured when an acid bottle burst in industrial accidents yesterday. Sheriff's deputies said the construction worker, James M. Applewhite, 22 years old, was dead on arrival at Marion County General Hospital shortly after the 8:20 a.m. accident at Southern Plaza Village Company, 205 East Han-na Avenue. The other men, Injured when an acid bottle burst at the Industrial Heat Treating and Metallurgical Company Inc., 2131 Northwestern Avenue, about 4 p.m., were treated and released at Community Hospital, police said. DEPUTY SHERIFF Jan K. Covert said Applewhite, 1558 North College Abnue, was helping other workmen un identified by the highway patrol as Virginia and Essie Mae Kelley. No identifications were immediately available on the other victims. The tornado struck the area in the center of the housing development just at the expiration time of the weather bureau's original tornado forecast. It moved on northeastward as part of a line of squalls, which the bureau reported rapidly diminished in strength. Two twisters smacked Mar-maduke, Ark., injuring a woman who was in a house trailer which rolled over four times and then blew apart. About 10 houses and farm outbuildings were damaged. A house containing six persons near White Oak, Mo., reportedly was lifted off the ground by a twister, then set back on its foundation. No one was seriously injured. Tornadoes also hit near Rector, Ark., Kennet, Mo., and Sandoval, 111. IN OTHER parts of the cen-tral states, stormy weather brought snow, hail and freezing rain. Blizzard conditions beset northern Minnesota. Sleet, freezing rain and light snow iced streets and roads in the southern half of Minnesota. Minneapolis police fell so far behind on fender-bending calls that they asked motorists to come in later and fill out their own accident report forms. A midwinter storm dumped four inches of snow on Fargo and Devils Lake in North Dakota. Visibility ranged from one-eighth of a mile to zero in the Grand Forks (N.D.) district. ent firm or agency, Oberreich said. Among the points to be covered are the conditions for buying or renting housing in Indianapolis, the amount and nature of substandard housing, and the housing available to various income groups. load a semi-trailer of prefabricated stockade-type patio wood fencing when he was injured. Covert said Applewhite was standing near the front of the truck when the fencing "sprung" loose. The deputy said Applewhite was buried under about 10 pieces of fencing, weighing about a ton. Warren Walker, 42, 1153 South Chester Avenue, a foreman, said two other men jumped to safety but Applewhite was knocked flat, then buried, by the falling slabs. HE SAID Applewnite was unconscious when about 20 other workers pulled him free. Cause of death was a frac-tured neck, according to Dr. Dennis J. Nicholas, Marion County coroner. Injured in the heat treating Turn to Page 15, Column 2

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