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TODAY'S UltXKLL HjsSand, uaui.irg tt !:- . ' i. : . . . . t i . about old movies! In this picture ElizaljCin Taylor likes horses!" -r- Yesterday High, 15; Low, 1 "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" II Cor. 3-17 VOL 65, NO. 214 r-V FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1968 633-1240 10c m n o oj r i UVJ WEATHER TODAY Fair, Cold High, 13; Low, 9 M nil 11 j II JfliJILf I I; J I K M ',-,s ol o) ruu n i uu Hoosiers Winds And Snow Lay Icy Blanke t Across Midwest Already numbed by plunging temperatures, Hoosiers will continue to struggle today with bitter cold. The Weather Bureau said high temperatures in Indiana today will range from 10 to 18 degrees after last night's sub-zero temperatures. Hoosiers could take some consolation in the fact that no snow or other precipitation was forecast for most of the State. THE WEATHER Bureau said snow flurries or possibly heavy snowfall may hit the northern part of Indiana near Lake Michigan. In Indianapolis early today the mercury dipped to 1-be- Hoosiers Hit Southern Cal With Flu Bu2 The Hoosiers may finally drop 0. J. Simpson and the University of Southern California football team with an Asian flu virus that traveled to Pasadena with the 20,000 fans who followed the Indiana University football team. Public health authorities report that the Asian flu virus, a major misery in the eastern half of the United States, had not reached the West Coast prior to the Rose Bowl, according to recent reports. BUT IT is almost a certainty that the virus was carried west by some of the Hoosiers who went to the Rose Bowl and mingled with the Cali-fornians. The Asian flu has become an epidemic in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Board of Health. Its most serious results, absenteeism, forced a Crown Point junior high school to close a week early for the Christmas vacation and has cut attendance by about one-third at Culver Military Academy classes. NO SERIOUS cases of absenteeism have been reported locally, yet. The inevitable Asian flu epidemics occur in two-year cycles. The peak of this cycle is expected in February. Health authorities recommend flu immunizations only for the elderly and the chronically ill, particularly those with chronic heart and respiratory problems. The rest of us are advised to accept fate. Bigger Night Patrols Set For War On City Crime By THOMAS R. KEATING Sweeping changes in the police department in a move to concentrate manpower when most crime occurs at night were made yesterday by Police Chief Daniel T. Veza. Chief Veza announced the changes following a 2 14 -hour meeting with top officers of the department on the third floor of police headquarters in the City-County Building. Major changes, to go into effect immediately, are: 1 Top officers are being taken out of headquarters duty and sent into the field as supervisors. Their working hours also were changed from day hours to 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. shifts, ' the hours in which most crimes are committed. O A special 25-man task force drawing overtime pay is Temperatures 6 p.m. 7 p.m., 8 p.m. 9 p.m. 7 6 4 3 10 p.rt. 11 p.m. 12 M.. 1 a.m.. .. 2 .. 0 1 . 0 low the Weather Bureau said, while readings of 4 below zero were registered at Fort Wayne and Lafayette. The Weather Bureau said the low temperature in Indianapolis would approach 9-be-low before sunrise today. Early yesterday morning, the mercury dipped to 2-be-low at Lafayette and South Bend. Lows tonight were expected to range from near zero in the north to the low teens in the south, the Weather Bureau said. The Weather Bureau forecast a low temperature for tonight of 5 degrees above zero in the Indianapolis area. THE NUMBING temperatures were compounded by icy winds which had gusts of more than 20 miles an hour yesterday afternoon in Indianapolis. The high in the Hoosier capital yesterday was 15 degrees. Although temperatures were miserable yesterday, at least Hoosiers enjoyed generally safe driving conditions. This was not the case in the upper Midwest where heavy, drifting snows blocked roads in western Great Lakes snowbelt communities and the mercury plunged to as low as 46-below. Near Stanford, Ky., eight persons were injured when a Greyhound bus skidded off U.S. 27. Another weather-related accident involving a Greyhound bus occurred near Scranton, Pa., where three persons were injured. Warroad, on the northern Minnesota border, had a -46 reading. Twelve-mile-an-hour winds managed to give the community's 1,300 residents the same effect as 79-below. THAT FIGURE was compiled from a United States Army wind-chill chart. The Army system utilizes temperatures and the loss of body heat resulting from winds of varying velocities. For example in the Twin Turn to Page 24, Column 1 being sent into the field during those hours. It is made up of policemen working hours in addition to their regular duty periods. 3 Six additional detectives will be riding in cars with the uniform division to beef up investigative procedures. The changes were viewed as Veza's opening salvo in his campaign to retain the chiefs job in view of a public statement by Mayor Richard G. Lugar that he would keep Veza if the chief decreased crime in the city. VEZA SAID he was striving for "more direct supervision" of men in the field and more co-operation between uniforfn and detective divisions. Deputy Chief Orville K. Gleich of the Inspection and Training Division, Deputy Chief Raymond A. Koers of Shiver In S How To " f Jl fe"'wf " . 4 The William A. Simmons family at 38 South Hawthorne Lane have fashioned a skating rink in the back yard and feed it fresh coats of water from a hose hooked up in an inclosed back porch. Aiming the water through a "knothole" are Catherine Simmons, 12 Scuttling Of 30 Street Jobs Proposed In Big Shakeup By JOHN S. MASON Assistant Street Commissioner John A. Cook yesterday unveiled a City Street Department reorganization plan which calls for elimination of 30 jobs, wide-ranging administrative shifts and rigid controls over quality and use of street materials. Cook outlined his plan to the Investigation Division, Capt. Henry J. Wolff of the Vice Branch and Lt. Richard A. Jones of the Narcotics Bureau were the top brass shifted from inside, day jobs to night field duty. Veza, himself, also started working the night shift last night. VEZA SAID tabulation by the Planning and Research branch shows 65 per cent of all Indianapolis crime occurs between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Until now, the police force has been evenly divided, with only a third of the department working during the high crime hours. Veza also announced some smaller changes, including posting of pictures of 25 known burglars and larcenists in the roll-call room of headquarters and improvement in the communication branch. Be A Good Skate the Indianapolis Board of Public Works. He will present it to the board formally at its regular meeting next Thursday. The reorganization includes reclassification o f street department job categories and salary changes in many positions. These changes will require City Council approval and Cook will work with Arthur H. Northrup, works board attorney, in preparing an ordinance. Thomas C. Hasbrook, City Council president, said yesterday he is in favor of the reorganization. Cook said a prime reason for the reorganization proposal is that many employes in the department are listed in job categories for which they are not qualified. FOR EXAMPLE, one woman clerical employe and a laborer who doesn't have a chauffeur's license both are listed as truck drivers in departmental records, Cook saiJ. Cook said he plans to institute a system of work orders which employes will have to CRIME ALERT 633-2811 Call any unlawful or suspicious a c t i v i t y to the attention of police through the Crime Alert number 633-2811. years old, and her sister, Anna Marie, 5, while the family's 130-pound pet St. Bernard, "Brunhilda" eyes the spray (arrow). The family's budding figure skater, Germaine, 10, cuts a fancy figure during a practice session. (Star Photos by William A. Oates) fill out before they take out equipment and materials on a job. The system, which would be similar to one in use in the City Engineering Department, is designed to prevent theft or misuse of city materials and equipment. Cook said he will conduct random, unannounced quality-control tests on street materials using the testing facilities of the engineering department's laboratory. The street department has not tested any material in the laboratory for more than two years, according to city engineering officials. Cook said he will reduce the number of street department employes from 442 to 412. This will leave the department with $50,000 in unspent salary funds which can be used elsewhere, Cook said. Cook's plan calls for eliminating the post of concrete superintendent, which was Turn to Page 24, Column 6 Inside Today's Star News Summary On Page 3 Amusements 29 Editorials . 22 Statistics . . 12 Bridge .... 28 Finance 34, 35 TV-Radio . 21 Collins .... 46 Food .... 7 Want Ads 36-45 Comics .... 30 Obituaries 27 Weather . . 21 Crossword . 28 Sports . 31-33 Women ... 6-8 The Star's Telephone Numbers Main Office Circulation . 633-1240 633-9211 Rusk Refuses To Say Offer Is Propaganda FROM AP AND UPI Washington Secretary of State Dean Rusk said yesterday the United States is trying to determine whether the new talk from North Vietnam raises possibilities for a peaceful settlement of the war. "I cannot tell you today whether there is a change or not in Hanoi's previously tough line against peace negotiations," Rusk told a news conference. But he refused to rule out the possibility of a genuine peace feeler from the Reds, saying: "It would be premature for me to brush this aside as purely a propaganda play." Qualified diplomats in London said they were mystified by what appeared to be a sudden Hanoi peace offensive. They said both the timing of the feeler and its scope were puzzling and warned it might be a gimmick to embarrass the United States. The peace feelers conflict with the Communists' well known tough line policy stand and with an appeal from President Ho Chi Minh only a week ago for an intensified fight against the United States. Unless the purported willingness of the Hanoi regime to start talks when American bombing is halted represents a major policy reversal by the Communists, the move could be a gimmick designed to cause considerable political embarrassment to the United States, the diplomats said. All attempts to date to elicit clarification from Hanoi of its offer to talk have so far produced no response. Taken at its face value, the diplomats said, the conditional offer to negotiate covers a multitude of possibilities. The Communists may mean business because they see no chance of ultimate success any longer in their current fight Alternatively, they may want to drag the United States to the conference table, after having secured a halt to the fighting, to present Washing ton with terms for its speedy withdrawal altogether from Vietnam, the informants said DIPLOMATS frankly feared that behind the offer may hide a plan to get Americans first to end their military ac tivities and then tell them at the conference table they must The Weather Joe Crow Says: Those young Swedes who pelted an official U.S. delegation with garbage must be a bunch of rotten eggs. Indianapolis Fair and cold today. Variable cloudiness and not as cold tonight. Chance of snow flurries and turning colder again tomorrow. Indiana Generally fair today with snow flurries ending early near Lake Michigan. Highs 10 to 18. Lows in the morning from 4 to 10 below north and 5 below to 15 above south. Not so cold tonight. Sports Results. Want Ads . . . 633-1200 633-1212 ero Freeze Hanoi, ready to talk peace, may have ulterior motives, says Michael Padev, Star's foreign editor . . . Page 9. clear out. In other words they may refuse to negotiate a detailed settlement taking into account American and South Vietnamese as well as North Vietnamese considerations. In Washington Rusk suggested too that Hanoi could Turn to Page 16, Column 1 Unique School In $20 Million Plans For City By HOWARD SMULEVITZ The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners last night adopted a three-year, $20 million proposed package of construction projects, including a Northeastside junior high school with innovative architecture and curriculum. Planned for completion in September, 1969, the building would have: 1 Architectural design to encourage an instructional program heavy with innovations, including a grouping system which would place pupils according to ability in each subject rather than solely on age. O A library center providing modern audio-visual equipment and materials intended to stimulate study. O Year-round use for "maxi-" mum utility and extent of program." A Parent and community in-volvement in adult programs. Location has been set roughly as between School 1, 3614 East 36th Street, and School 71, 3333 North Emerson Avenue. To be known as School 114, the facility would draw sixth through eighth graders from probably two other nearby elementary schools. The location was chosen, board president Mark W. Gray said, both to rebut pressure from the Indiana Civil Right Commission to bus pupils for a racial adjustment from crowded School 71 to School 59, 2424 Kessler Boulevard, East Drive, and to relieve the crowding in School 71. Unused classroom space desired by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission at School 59 instead will be turned this spring into a special education center for that portion of Indianapolis. Gray said it was hoped other centers could be set up to provide one for each quadrant of the school system. A LARGE portion of the proposed expenditures through 1970 is "portable" Classrooms prefabricated structures with air-conditioning and car peting. They are set up on school grounds on a two-year state license for emergency easing of crowding. The package calls for at least 36 such facilities, 12 of them to be installed for use this spring and the other 24 next fall. Schools receiving them will be School 110, 1740 East 30th Street, four immediately and llf 'l Wmi mi ii m mi in j (AP Wirephoto) DEAN RUSK Holds Press Conference four next September; School 112, 3200 East Raymond Street, eight in September; School 103, 3920 Baker Drive, four immediately and four in September; School 71, four now and four next fall; School 67, 3615 West Walnut Street, four now, four possibly in September. One new elementary school Turn to Page 16, Column 1 Facelifting For Indiana Avenue Seen By MICHAEL J. QUINN Plans are being formed to rejuvenate businesses and homes on Indiana Avenue with the possibility of creating a "Bourbon Street" type entertainment and shop section, it was learned yesterday. Representatives of business, government and civic organizations met yesterday for the first time to discuss the proj- ect, "Operation A v e n u e," which was proposed by off i-' cials of the Marion County Extension Service. They envision renovating the area in the fashion of New Orleans famed "Bourbon Street" long a mecca of Dixieland jazz. MRS. JEAN P. SPEARS, home economics specialist with the extension service. said all businessmen on Indiana Avenue will be asked to attend a second meeting Jan. 12. Mrs. Spears said the extension service hopes to turn development of the project over to the businessmen and residents but will co-operate with them. "Everything depends on the businessmen," She said, adding, "if they don't want it then that's it." THE GROUP at yesterday's meeting, which included James Morris, projects director for Mayor Richard G. Lugar, voiced enthusiasm for the undertaking. Several methods of upgrading the area were discussed at the "idea session" including the formation of block clubs by the Indianapolis Citizens Forum. Elmo G. Coney, a representative of that award-winning agency attended the gathering and pledged support Turn to Page 24, Column 1 5

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