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Tuesday, April 25, 1972
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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1972 PAGE 12 SECOD DISTRICT COGRESS GOP Crossovers To George Wallace A Worry To Landgrebe, Boehiiing By JOHN F. G ALLIEN Star Purdue-Lafayette Bureau Lafayette, Ind. Although George Wallace may not have the major Democratic presidential contenders quaking in their boots, he's got the two Republican congressional candidates of Indiana's Second District looking over their shoulders. Some observers think a strong run by Wallace in the primary could cause enough Republican crossovers to the Democratic ballot to tip the balance in the lively race between incumbent Representative Earl F. Landgrebe and Indiana House Majority Leader Richard A. Boehning. NOBODY is willing to guess how much of a crossover will take place yet, but the Second District Republican chairman, Clyde C. Lewis of Lafayette, says Wallace is going to be strong in southern Lake and Porter counties, where a lot of Republican steel mill and heavy industry employes live. However, Landgrebe, 56, a staunch conservative, owns and operates a trucking firm at Valparaiso in Porter Coun ty. Boehning, 34, is a Lafayette attorney. Running unopposed for the Democratic nomination is Floyd J. Fithian, 42, Lafayette beef farmer and Purdue University history professor. Fithian was the campaign manager in the southern half of the Second District for Phillip Sprague in the 1970 race. Sprague, a Michigan City Democrat, lost the election to Landgrebe by only : 1,200 votes. u LA PORTE CO. 6 - 1 1 & & H d j w ! pulaski J I il 1 WABASHCaJTj BENTON i 6 CO. f O I z . M4 a. I r- fj i 'C M &h M Boehning Landgrebe Fithian Fithian ies in the district, plans to campaign personally in all of the small towns be fore the November election. THE SECOND District had been considered solidly Republican during the years it was represented by Charles A. Halleck, who stepped down in 1968. Lewis says that based on past elections the Second District is approximately 54 per cent Republican and 46 per cent Democratic. The campaign styles of the three candidates differ markedly as they work the whole or parts of the 14 counties which ramble over the northwestern side of the state. Landgrebe is relying on a "get - out - on - the-streets-and-m e e t-the-people" approach. Between trips to Washington he is doing a lot of his campaigning at informal coffees and shaking hands on street corners around the district. BOEHNING has . a large "Boehning-for-Congress" van that he uses to travel around the district. He is doing a lot of public speaking and handshaking at shopping centers and industries. Boehning has been going after the 18-to-21-year-old voters. He has also developed a series of position papers on national issues. Fithian is building his campaign on "getting young people constructively involved in the political process" through visits to high schools, colleges and other youth groups and organizing them to work in his campaign. In addition to the large cit- LANDGREBE says one of the big issues in the Second District now is the rising cost of education. Farmers, in particular, can't go on paying such a high tax rate to support schools, he contends. All children are entitled to a good and equal educational opportunity, Landgrebe says. But he says he wants to make sure that the most education possible is provided for the money invested in it. Busing is one of the worst ways to spend the educational dollar, Landgrebe says. He describes it as "extravagant, brutal and dangerous to children." On the construction of the proposed Wildcat Reservoir, an issue that has been kicked around in the Lafayette area several years, Landgrebe says "it's a pork barrel the Second District can't afford." BUfcHNiNU says the reser voir isn t much of an issue district-wide. He's taking a "wait - and - see" attitude to ward it until further studies are done. t,arly in the campaign Boehning attacked Landgrebe for not joining the Indiana Committee to Re-Elect the President. He challenged Landgrebe to say why he wasn't on the committee and says Landgrebe has not yet answered the question. Landgrebe says he didn' think being on the committee was "good politics for me Nixon or the people of Indi ana." Boehning says he is running because he thinks Landgrebe s narrow win over Sprague last election may not hold up this time and the Democratic can didSte could win the district. DEVELOPING a national agricultural policy that will bring larm purchasing power Your home has another "built-in": n Money. One of the built-in features of your home Is the equity you've built up over the years. You can convert that equity into cash with an Avco Home owner's Loan. Cash for any reason you can think of. 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The stalemate on the Wild cat Reservoir is "the worst of all possible worlds," Fithian says. He is conducting his own study of the proposal and will announce his position lat er. Landgrebe OK, Say 51 In House; One Is Hoosier THE STAR'S WASHINGTON BUREAU Washington Representa tive Earl F. Landgrebe (R- ind.) has been indorsed for re-election by 51 of his House colleagues only one of them from Indiana. The H o o s i e r's supporters among fellow lawmakers said in a statement which Land grebe's office made public 'He is an extremely popular and highly respected man on Capitol Hill. His integrity and clear commitment to the prin ciples of constitutional govern ment are well known." The only Indiana congressman subscribing to the state ment was Representative David W. Dennis (R-Ind.), who entered Congress in the same class as Landgrebe. The two frequently disagree on issues but have remained good friends. The statement from Land- grebe's office quoted the con gressman as saying, 1 am most pleased with this fine demonstration of confidence by my colleagues in the House. It gives me a sense of gratitude that I am able to serve my country as a United States congressman and that I have earned the confidence of these fine men." Landgrebe faces a primary fight in his district. Crane Topples At Arena Site A crane with a 100-foot boom toppled over at the site of the Downtown Sports Arena yesterday. According to Edward H. Kennedy, assistant construc tion manager for Huber, Hunt and Nichols, Inc., there were no injuries and very slight" damage to the crane. The crane toppled over be cause it lost balance when being moved forward with the boom turned sideways, it was explained. Family Tiff Becomes A Court Tussle A family argument in a conference room in Marion Criminal Court, Division 2, erupted into a courtroom scuffle yesterday as stunned spectators and court personnel looked on. The brief scuffle developed during the appearance of Perry Lee Lynch, 19, 3016 North Winthrop Avenue, on a kidnaping charge. Lynch, who was being given the opportunity to plead guilty to a lesser charge of rape, was led to a conference room behind the courtroom to talk with relatives. OBSERVERS said an argu ment developed between Lynch's mother and sister in the conference room. Marion County Deputy Sher iff Earl Cooper entered the room and stepped between the two women, and Deputy Mi chael L. Hulskotter started to lead Lynch out of the conference room, through the courtroom to the court lockup. But Lynch then turned and grabbed Hulskotter, and the women attempted to break away from Cooper to help Lynch, deputies said. THE TWO deputies then were aided by Indianapolis Police Detective Set. James A. Gates, who heard the scuf fling and dashed into the courtroom from the adjacent clerk's office. The trio was quickly sub dued. Lynch's mother and sis ter were taken from the courtroom and Lynch was returned to the lockup. No addi tional charges were filed. Judge Saul I. Rabb, who had recessed court, was in his chambers and missed the action. I i ' 7 - 2 K:df :fA ft : I' ' 1 Viiur ir .win i A Lions Elect Officers Howard DeGolyer has been elected president of the Law rence Lions uun. inner new officers are Thomas Pratt. Robert Romine and Richard Cooley, vice-presidents; Raymond Handley, secretary; By ron Groves, treasurer; Robert Davis, lion tamer, and James Hall, tail twister. U.N. Is On Trial, Waldheim Says United Nations, N.Y. (AP) Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said yesterday the U.N. system is on trial and if it cannot cope with the nonpe- litical problems, "the world may well ask what can it do?" Waldheim, who addressed the opening session of the Executive Board of the U.N. Children's Fund, said the fund "has demonstrated remarka bly its capacity to respond quickly when emergency situ ations arise." The secretary-general said the fund's long-term programs providing basic health care for children "make uncommonly good sense" in today's world. HONORING A HERO A National Hall of Fame award was presented yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Marley B. Settles, honoring their son, former Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Floyd T. (Tommy) Settles, 25, who was slain during the robbery Feb. 24 at the Cumberland branch of the American Fletcher National Bank & Trust Co. Presentation of the award was made by Marion County Sheriff Lee R. Eads at his office. (Star Photo by William A. Oates) School Candidates Say Interest Small $750,000 Fire Suspects Held Candidates for the Indianapolis Board of School Commis sioners vesterdav said there has been little public interest in the upcoming school board election. One candidate, Ronald O. Jones, an independent, said he believes "many people have already made up their minds" because of the contro versial busing issue. Most of the nine candidates who appeared at a news conference at the Indianapolis Press Club said few persons have attended the numerous public meetings. CANDIDATES elected May 2 will take office July 1. Appearing at the news confer ence were tnree inaepenaeni candidates, three candidates representing Non-Partisans for Better Schools and three trom the slate of the Committee for Neighborhood Schools. Lester Neal, a former City- County councilman, who is a candidate on the Neighbor hood Schools ticket, said if elected he would fire Dr. Stanley C. Campbell, school superintendent. "I would evaluate Dr. Campbell for 10 minutes and then replace him," Neal saia.. He said Campbell would be fired for "a lack of ability, lack of leadership, lack of communication and for setting policy without school board approval. William S. Myers, a Negro on the jNeignDornooa acnoois ticket, said segregation "is a dangerous word. I don't like I want totally integrated schools and the school and the school board should not THE ACES Worfd Champions ON BRIDGE by IRAQ. CORN JR. TEAM CAPTAIN that be used for something society should do." ROBERT DeFrantz, president of the school board who is seeking re-election on the Non-Partisans ticket, said the issues in the race involve communication among teachers, school administrators, parents and pupils; reading levels of pupils; the quality of inner-city schools, and financing of schools. William A. Bernhard, an independent school board candi date, said he "does not support busing pupils" to achieve racial integration but "the question is academic. . .since we must follow the ruling of courts." I-PAC Backs 5 Candidates For Board The Smothers Brothers are best known for their continu ous flow of hilarious laughter and slightly less known for their tenacity in a controversial issue. In bridge, things are just about the same. Dick and Tom actually do not play much bridge. Howev er, their mother, Ruth, and Dick's wife, Linda, play quite well. One day the foursome ex perimented in a little bridge and this hand suddenly changed the activity to some thing else. Tom played with his mother, and Linda and Dick played together, East West. Vulnerable: Bath Dealer: South Tom NORTH 4Q1042 VK643 AQ84 4 Linda Diet: WEST EAST 48765 AKJ VJ10 VQ9S71 KS2 4963 A852 763 Mrs. Smothers SOUTH 4 A93 AS J107 KQJI09 The bidding: Sooth 1 1 NT 3 NT West Pass Pass Pass Norfli 1 2 NT Pass East Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Jack of heart. THE BIDDING was sound with both North and South having full values for their bidding. West made the best lead for her side when she chose the short-suit lead of the heart jack. Declarer won the heart ace and immediately led clubs to knock out the ace. Eight tricks were now available "on top" and all that was necessary was to develop another in either spades or diamonds. West continued with the heart ten which was won in dummy. Declarer crossed to her spade ace and East, "playing second hand high," played his king! , MRS. SMOTHERS ran her clubs and, guided by Dick's (East) mysterious play, decided to finesse against West's "marked" spade jack for her ninth trick rather than risk a diamond finesse. The rest of the play was quick. Dick won his spade jack and cashed his remaining hearts to beat the contract one trick. "Darling, where did you learn such excellent deception?" purred Linda. Dick shrugged and said, "I was just trying to win the trick because I knew my hearts were all good." "Oh!" was the deflated reply. MRS. SMOTHERS apologized to Tom for taking the spade finesse instead of the diamond finesse. "Had I done that," she said, "I would have made three overtricks instead of going down one!" Tom nodded knowingly and broke up the game with his comment to Dick. "I always told you that Mom always liked you best." Send bridge questions to The Aceit co The Indianapolis Star. Include self addressed, stamped envelope for personal reply. The Indianapolis-Political Action Committee, (I-PAC), a new political arm of the Indianapolis Education Association (IEA), last night indorsed five candidates for election next Tuesday to the Indianap olis Board of School Commis sioners. The five are Robert D. DeFrantz, Jameson Woollen, the Rev. Thomas G. Benjamin and the Rev. William H. Quick, all of the Non-Partisans for Better Schools Committee slate, and Paul E. Lewis, a candidate on the Committee for Neighborhood Schools slate. THE INDORSEMENTS, mark the first time an Indianapolis teacher organization has sanctioned candidates for the Indianapolis school board, IEA officials said. They were made as part of a program ot the National Education Association, and its state and local affiliates to support candidates who take positions on education meeting NEA standards. Miss Eda Atwell, chairman of I-PAC and president-elect of the city association, said the five were chosen on the basis of answers given in a questionnaire and during in terviews in areas of school finance, racial integration and teacher negotiations. ALL ANNOUNCED candi dates were contacted, she said, except for Anthony L. Miles, an independent who could not be reached and one of two youths, both of whom are ineligible because of age. In the three areas, Miss Atwell said, the five showed a willingness to seek higher lev els of state support for schools and the use of Feder al aid to schools, realized that racifjl integration needs a dy namic solution, especially at tne high school level, and appeared to be the most under standing of bona fide teacher negotiation with the school board. MISS ATWELL said her group chose Lewis, a member of a slate which claims it is committed to no action on racial integration and is against Federal aid to schools, by saying that he showed the most flexibility of his slate's candidates in satisfvine PAC's concerns as teachers. Two out-of-state suspects are being held in Marion County Jail under bonds totaling $13,750 each pending further investigation of a fire which destroyed a far-Northside res taurant and two other businesses early yesterday in the Greenbriar Shopping Center. The pair, Paul D. Chiafos, 40, Cedar Rapids, la., and Jerold O'Conway, 45, Bloom- mgton, Minn., appeared yesterday before Judge Patrick J. Barton in Municipal Court, Room 10, for a preliminary hearing on charges of arson and second-degree burglary in connection with the $750,000 fire. JUDGE BARTON continued the cases until May 16, and set a hearing for May 1 on whether the suspects' bonds should be changed. Conway told Judge Barton yesterdayi he is married and has two children, and had been employed as an asbestos installer. Chiafos said he was divorced recently and is an encyclopedia salesman. Marion County Sheriff's investigators are checking the pair's records as a probe of the fire continues. The two were arrested shortly after the 12:25 a.m. explosion and fire that destroyed Caesar's of Paris Restaurant, 1347 West 86th Street, and caused heavy damage to Cur-ley's One-Hour Cleaners, 1345 West 86th Street, and Gentry's Hallmark Shop, 1347 West 86th Street. AN ODD CHAIN of events led to arrest of the suspects. Moments before the explosion, William Prownsell, manager of Hook's Drug Store, 1315 West 86th Street, had called the sheriff's office about a purse-snatching incident in the store. Deputies Charles Cassidy and Darrel Manners were dispatched to investigate. They were in the drugstore when the explosion occurred, and saw a car with Iowa plates 4 leave the scene. They radioed to Sheriff's Deputy John M. Moore and S h e r i f f 's Sgt. Robin Funk, who intercepted the car approximately 10 minutes later at 86th Street and U.S. 421. THE OCCUPANTS of the car, Chiafos and Conway, were found to have face burns and singed hair, deputies said. The car also contained tools and a five-gallon gasoline can with traces of gasoline in it, they reported. More than $2,000 in cash was found in Conway's possession, deputies said. Both suspects were treated at Marion County General Hospital for burns. Sheriff's detective Edward L. Elder, in charge of the investigation, said evidence so far indicates the fire was set to cover up a burglary. He said he thinks the explosion was caused by gas fumes from a fire set in the small office of the res: taurant. FIVE FIRE TRUCKS from thp Washington Township Vol unteer Fire Department were 1 1 A called to the scene ana odi-tled the blaze from 12:30 to 5:30 a.m. One fireman, James Mc-Kowen. 27. was iniured when part of a wall fell on him. He was treated at uenerai nusyi-tal and released. Arson investigators said traces of gasoline inside the burned-out restaurant and in a small office indicated more than one fire may have been set. Razing Contract Awarded By City An $18,000 con tract was awarded yesterday to Zebrow- ski & Associates demolition contractors to raze 19 buildings at the site of the former Central State Hospital Farm Colony. Land south of where the 19 buildings are located, near 21st Street and Tibbs Avenue, is being used for the Operation Breakthrough experimental housing project. Michael A. Carroll, director of the Indianapolis Depart ment of Metropolitan Development, said the land on which the 19 buildings are located will be used for private hous ing development, not for the Breakthrough project. MY ANSWER As a Roman Catholic, my wife and I were shocked when St. Christopher was discredited. We find that many of the old confidences are being shaken in the church today. Where will it all stop? I.O.M. The Bible presents the church as a dynamic force that moves on toward ultimate perfection. Said Christ, "I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18). In the proc ess of such movement, changes can be very traumatic. From God's standpoint, however, they can be devices He uses to get His people back to basics again, and to correct errors, of both the se rious and the inconsequential kind. Your church is going through turbulence which both lay and clergy forces are bringing about. Such re-examination is never easy, but historically, we know good can come from it. Faith in God through Jesus Christ has not changed through the years, and it never will (Acts 16:31). Practices of worship may change, but the sincerity of our devotion need not be altered. A good test for any practice in the church is to ask, first, is it biblical ; secondly, does it help communicate the Gospel's good news; and thirdly, will it result in the spiritual growth of the believer. Above all stay close to the Lord, and use these experiences as an opportunity to help the church be what God intends and what the world needs. (Copyrlthf 171) (ADVERTISEMENT) New Treatment For Red, Patch), Scalg Skin Of Psoriasis Proves Twice As Effective A now trpatment for psoriasis Oxipor VHC-is Very Highly Concentrated for faster results. Tests by doctors proved Oxipor twice as effective as the current loading product to help dissolve and clear away red patches, crusts and scales. Oxipor has proved successful even in stubborn cases, some of 10 to 35 years' duration. 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