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Tuesday, July 1, 1986
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PAGE 24- Hoosier Guardsman drowns swimming in Illinois gravel pit STAR STATE REPORT Vincennes. Ind. A 22-year-old Indiana National " Guardsman drowned while swimming at an Illinois gravel pit near here, authorities said , Monday. The victim, identified as Greggory G. Sumners. Monroe City, was swimming with two friends Sunday afternoon at the Horseshoe Pits eight miles west - of here when he tired and slipped under the water. He was a food service specialist with the rank of private. He joined the Guard in February 1985 and was assigned to the Indiana National Guard Armory at Vincennes. He had just completed his two-week annual training with the Guard on Saturday at Camp Grayling. Mich. Sumners was taken to Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville. 111., then was transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital here where he was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m. Sunday. Grand jury clears sheriff's department STAR STATE REPORT Evansville. Ind. : Even though requests by Vanderburgh County Sheriffs Department supervisors for political contributions from subordinates came "dangerously close to Illegal solicitations." U.S. Attorney John D. Tinder said Monday that allegations of wrongdoing could not be proved. Tinder told a news conference here that an 18-month investigation by the FBI and a federal grand jury turned up no evidence that supervisors threatened employees who failed to make political donations or rewarded those who did. Tinder said allegations were made that political contributions to the Vanderburgh County Democratic political organization were coerced from employees by supervisors. Although there was evidence political contributions were 1 jailed, others sought in Sunday gunshot death Police arrested one man Monday and expect to arrest several more in connection with the shooting death of a man whose body was found floating in White River Sunday. Charles E. Brown Jr., 31. was charged with murder and was being held without bond in the Marion Couty Lockup, said Indianapolis Police homicide detective Sgt. William H. Burgess. Brown allegedly shot 27-year-old Walterkeith Chapman, Columbus, Ohio, after the two had an argument over drugs. Burgess said. Chapman's body was found at 7:45 a.m. Sunday by two fishermen. Burgess said Chapman had been visiting friends in Indianapolis. Brown was arrested Monday afternoon outside his home near 21st Street and Hawthorne Lane. Burgess said police searched Brown's 1974 Oldsmo-bile and found a small-caliber rifle that he believes is the murder weapon. More arrests are expected. Burgess said. Police are still searching for Civilians replace police on athletic league panel To boost fund-raising for the Police Athletic League Club, influential community leaders will replace policemen on the club's board of directors, officials announced Monday. But the seven policemen and two civilian members of the Indianapolis Police Department who work at the PAL Club will retain their-jobs, said Assistant Chief of Police Joseph J. Shelton. Shelton said the move was made because the 21 members of the department on the board were ineffective at raising money. Shelton said the policemen worked on the board only in their spare time and did not have the community contacts to raise large sums of money. That problem should be solved. Shelton said, with the Lawrence County sheriff's Chief Deputy Steve Chansler said Sumners and his two friends. Wayne Lyden, 21. Lawrenceville, and Julia Edwards, 21, Sumner, 111., had just arrived at the popular swimming hole when the accident occurred. "He (Sumners) waded in and starting swimming out to an island and was halfway back when he started struggling. The other boy went out to help but couldn't hold on because he was struggling too much. She went out to help but he went under about the time she got there." Chansler said. Chansler said there was no indication illegal drugs or alcohol was Involved in the accident. "It was probably just fatigue. The indications were he was losing his breath when he went under." Boaters helped rescue him after he was under about 15 minutes. It is not illegal to swim in unguarded waters In Illinois, officials said. made. Tinder said he can't fairly say any member of the sheriffs department violated federal laws or threatened or coerced the contributions from employees. "Though we didn't find sufficient evidence to prove violations of the statutes beyond a reasonable doubt, we did find supervisors solicited contributions from employees they supervised, and in many instances they were done while the supervisors were on duty, which creates an atmosphere that may be interpreted by some as coercive," Tinder said. Tinder said it was rare to announce that a grand jury investigation didn't lead to indictments, but he said the investigation may prevent practices that come "dangerously close to solicitation." He also said the announcement would lift "a cloud hanging over the sheriffs department." Brown Chapman the identity of a second man who was found in a pond near I-70 and Emerson Avenue, also on Sunday. Homicide Sgt. Michael P. Crooke said the victim may be a local man who was reported missing two weeks ago. Positive idenification will have to wait until dental records are compared, he said. No cause of death has been established. Crooke said, but foul play does not appear to have been involved, according to early indications from an autopsy Monday. appointment of former Deputy Mayor Michael DeFabis Jr. as chairman of the board. He said DeFabis. former president of Preston -Safeway Food Stores Inc., should have the community contacts necessary to increase donations to the club. Shelton said 16 of the policemen who now sit on the board will be replaced within "a week or so" by community leaders to be appointed by Mayor William H. Hudnut. Five policemen, including the chief of police, will remain on the board, he said. The PAL Club, located at 1 427 East Washington Street, was formed in 1940 to sponsor athletic programs for children, particularly inner-city youths in trouble with the law. THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- D O O N E S B U R Y ANPN0WT00UR GUEST! MRS. DAVENPORT, I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE HERS TO TALK WITH SOME OF MIAMI'S MOST PIS -TINGUISHED FREEDOM FIGHTERS! fe-n t ii iu ran ran afiiufegJ :i jwwwiwMi -H urn ii - - --4,-. t"";; H: :- I z-Sijf1 I 1 . -- inuv Moving to bigger quarters Six of eight men charged in a conspiracy to free a convicted murderer in an armed siege of a Madison County courtroom are moved to a bigger courtroom to handle the large number of Defend Continued from Page 23 have retired had he known Mr. Landgrebe would take his place. Nonetheless, the freshman representative quickly got hold of his district and increased his majorities in the succeeding two elections. In 1943. with savings of $2,100, Mr. Landgrebe, with his wife as partner, bought a decrepit truck line, which he described as "mostly promise and opportunity." He drove the line's one truck himself between Valparaiso and Chicago, improving service and expanding the business. Over the years, he built Landgrebe Motor Transport Inc. into a thriving business. Even late in life, he often would take the Irwin Continued from Page 23 was an instructor in internal medicine and professor at I.U. He became dean of the Medi cal School in 1965 and set about building an addition to Riley Hospital for Children and the new University Hospital. He also began building programs to meet the need for new physicians, developing a plan to keep more physicians in Indiana by increasing the number of internships and residencies. Irwin said that the state once lost about 60 percent of the physicians it trained, but it now keeps 60 percent to 65 percent of them. The progress and growth of the campus has been dramatic under the four years of former Chancellor Maynard K. Hine and then Irwin. "The budget for this campus in 1969 when it was founded was $56 million, including the hospital budgets. Today it's $431 million, just to give some idea of the massive growth. And most of the money Is spent here In Indianapolis, so the economic impact of IUPUI is tremendous," Irwin said. He said about $229 million in new facilities have been built on the IUPUI campus since it was founded, and about 43 percent of that was direct state funding. All athletic facilities have been from private donations. Central in his administration has been an attempt to build bridges rather than gaps between Indiana and Purdue universities on the city's joint campus and to resist earlier suggestions that IUPUI separate from its parent institutions. He was an early advocate of changing IUPUI's name to the University of Indianapolis, but that idea died in the hands of a few Purdue trustees, and he has since opposed such a name change. Since then. Indiana Central YES CONGRESS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WW MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SENT TO THE CONTPAS FOP. HUMANITARIAN AIP CANNOT 0E ACCOUNTED FOP.! defendants and attorneys involved. In- ised these defendants fees ranging from vestigators say the mercenaries were $10,000 to $25,000. Jury selection for recruited by Roger A. Jaske, 33, who is the trial started Monday in Superior serving a life sentence at the Indiana Court 3 in Anderson. Testimony is sched- State Reformatory and who had prom- uled to begin July 8. ! wheel of a semitrailer himself to augment the more than 100 employees. Mr. Landgrebe started his electoral career by winning a seat in the Indiana Senate in 1958. He remained there 10 years. In Washington, Mr. Landgrebe sometimes rankled his Hoosier Republican colleagues with his independent stands and his occasional disregard for the niceties of politics. He sent out a news release, for instance, comparing the relatively smaller payroll of his office with those of his colleagues. A devout Lutheran, Mr. Landgrebe made national headlines in 1972 when he was detained by authorities for distributing Bibles J1. iwMttMr-i ' unk Ein Hill Dr. Glenn W. Irwin Jr. University has changed its name to the University of Indianapolis. IUPUI's mission, he said, has statewide goals to educate youths from every part of Indiana and not just to be perceived as a municipal university In Indianapolis. Irwin jokes that he may buy a rocking chair and relax a bit. Not likely, say his university friends who intend to call upon him to help raise more money for the university, particularly the current Campaign for Indiana. Today, Irwin and his wife, Marianna, are probably on their way to their cabin at Lake Wawasee, where he likes to relax by reading in the semi-Isolation and just watching the quite water. Then it will be back to Indianapolis where he continues to serve, at least until the end of the year, as chairman of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. That's the group that is asked to keep Indianapolis moving ahead and to find answers for impossible questions while building friendships the perfect job for a man like Glenn Irwin. BEFORE WE HOLD ON. HOW HANP THEM DO HIE KNOW THE ANOTHER. MONEY DIDNT 1 100 MILLION, DISAPPEAR. ON IT BEHOOVES... YOUR ENP? during an official visit to the Soviet Union. Back in Indiana in 1974, Mr. Landgrebe tried to gain the Republican nomination for U.S. senator, but lost to then Indianapolis Mayor Richard G. Lu-gar at the state GOP convention. Already part of a shrinking chorus of support for the beleaguered Mr. Nixon, Mr. Landgrebe expressed disappointment that a picture of the president was not hung at the front of the convention hall. In private life, Mr. Landgrebe taught Sunday school many years and served three terms on the vestry of Trinity Lutheran Church. He also served on the Indiana-Kentucky Snyod's executive board. Wife, neighbor charged in man's shooting death The widow of Jackson J. Bell and his former neighbor have been arrested and charged with the man's death, police said Monday. Betty S. Bell. 39. and Charles M. Franklin, 40, were both charged with murder, said Indianapolis Police homicide detective R.C. Green. Green alleged the couple killed Bell because they were in love with each other and because Mrs. Bell was afraid her ex-husband would take their children. Bell, 39. was killed February New funds enable jury trials to resume in federal courts The suspension of jury trials in civil lawsuits in federal court caused by a shortage of funds has been lifted, federal court officials here said. The ban. which was in force for about two weeks, was lifted when a $3.8 million emergency appropriation for the courts was approved by Congress late Friday. The appropriation was part of a larger funding bill that had become embroiled in a political 1986 B V; G A: r: u v HOW ABOUT IT, IH1AMIT IBE6 WHO DO YOU TRUST, YOUR CONGRESS OR THE PARDON? FREEDOM jw. ASSOCIATED PRESS He waS a past director of Porter County Guidance Clinic and United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Indiana, and a past president of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. His memberships also included Rotary International and Porter County Mental Health Association. Calling is at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from noon until services Thursday. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Roger and Ronald Landgrebe. Contributions may be made to the Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. ' - 16 by a shot fired through a window as he stood in the kitchen of his home in the 1 100 block of North Tuxedo Street. Mrs. Bell told police she had Just walked upstairs when she heard a shot. Green said he also believes Mrs. Bell and Franklin tried : to kill Bell May 31. 1985. by attaching a bomb under his truck. That attempt failed. Green said, because the homemade bomb fell apart. I Green said no charges have been filed in connection with that incident. controversy between Congress and President Reagan. When the two sides could not agree, the measure stalled. In the meantime, the court system nationwide ran low ,on money and was forced to cut back in a variety of ways, including suspending jury trials on federal civil lawsuits. In the Southern District of Indiana, about 60 cases were affected by the delay, federal Court Clerk John A. O'Neal said. TUESDAY, JULY 1,

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