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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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The Indianapolis Star SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1968 FOR FIRST PHASE OF OLDFIELDS PROJECT ns $6 Million Museum Fund Drive Local News Features, Editorials Art Association Ope The Art Association of Indianapolis yesterday opened a campaign to! raise $6 million during the next four months to complete the first phase of the city's museum complex on the Oldfields estate, 38th Street and Michigan Road. The total museum, to be completed by 1975, will cost an estimated , $25 million. IT WILL BE named the Indianapolis Museum of Art with various galleries and buildings carrying the names of prominent patrons, such" as John .Herron. ' Henry1 v T. DeBoest, vice-president of corporate affairs for Eli Lilly & Co., is chairman of the current fund-raising drive, assisted by Clarence W. Long, partner in the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst The first phase, now under construction, will cost about $15 million and is scheduled for completion late next year. It includes the main museum building, the theatron to the west of the museum, the South Pavilion, which : will Jacob By JEP CADOU JR. United States Representative Andrew Jacobs Jr., Democrat, and W. W. Hill Jr., v Republican, are locked in a tossup battle for the 11th District Congressional seat Leaders in both camps are predicting victory, but neither candidate is sure enough to claim he will be the winner. Jacobs has a much tougher race on his hands than he did two years ago for two principal reasons: IThe : change in district boundaries made by a Federal court panel In 1966, the district included Center and Wayne townships. It now includes Center, Warren and Lawrence. Wayne was a "swing" township while Warren and Lawrence are normally Republican. ' 2 The pulling power of having Richard M. Nixon at the top of the ticket There was no presidential election in 1968.' When 11th District Voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will choose between Jacobs, who has a decided liberal voting record in Congress, and Hill, a conservative candidate. HILL HAS waged a vigorous, aggressive campaign in his effort to keep Jacobs from winning his third term in the House of Representatives. He has kept Jacobs busy answering an almost daily barrage of charges against the Democrat Jacobs has been somewhat less fiery. He did attack Hill's General Assembly voting record several times as "reactionary" but has directed most of his campaign fire at The Indianapolis Star and at William D. Ruckelshaus, Republican candidate for United States Senator. The campaign has been fought at coffees, luncheons, . schools,', television stations, debates and news conferences and has been waxing hot for nearly a month. THIS WILL' be Jacobs' fourth consecutive race for 11th District Congressman. He lost to Donald C Bruce in 1962 when the district included all of Marion County. He defeated Don A. Tabbert in 1964 with the same boundaries. Hes beat Paul R. Oakes In 1966 when the district included Center and Wayne townships. HILL SAYS he believes he has a "50-50 chance" to best Jacobs. Jacobs says simply, "I don't know." But both of their political mentors are sniffing victory. L Keith Bulen, Marion County Republican chairman, predicts Hill will . win by 7,000 to 10,000 votes. James W. Beatty, Democratic county chairman, forecasts Jacobs victory but declines to estimate a victory margin. Beatty says that most polls consistently have shown Jacobs is ahead. A KEY FACTOR In the election is whether or not the Democrats will be able to get out tha Negro' vote. Beatty believes that Negroes will . turn out in large numbers to vote against George C. Wallace, the American Independent Party candidate for. president He is sure the overwhelming majority of them will vote Democratic Many Negroes and other house part of the museum's permanent collection, and all site development, parking, gardens and landscaping. In announcing the $6 million drive, DeBoest revealed that $9 million of the required $15 million already is available. HE EXPLAINED that the art association had earmarked $4 million of existing assets to the first phase and that this, added to a $3 million matching-fund gift from Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert and a $2 million gift from the Lilly Endowment, accounted for the available $9 million. DeBoest also announced that a campaign to raise $200,000 for this year's museum operating budget was being started immediately to help meet the annual budget of $500,000, about ; $300,000 of the amount is provided from the investment income, contributions from the city and from membership fees. The drive for operating funds is headed by Fisk Landers and Mrs. C. B. Dutton. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmiiimmmmmmmm PIKE " WASHINGTON mWrENCF f : 6U ST. ,. r1 , 62JST. ' '; " O O 3t WAYNfSj ; CENTER Sj IS DECATUR PERRY FRANKLIN f 6th DISTRICT YOU CAN TELL WHICH DISTRICT YOU LIVE IN BY MAP Shaded Portion Is 11th District, White Portion Sixth inner-city Democratic voters are likely to face challenges at the polls from the GOP organization which has challenge sheets ready for voters they believe have moved from the address where they are registered. Bulen believes that Hill can win the . election if Jacobs' margin in Center Township is held to 20,000. The GOP chairman estimates Hill will win by margins of 12,000 to 15,000 each in both Warren and Lawrence. HILL HAS estimated roughly that he should receive 40 per cent of the vote in Center and 70 in both Warren and Lawrence to win. Beatty points out that in 1964, Center offset margins In favor of Tabbert in all eight other townships in the county and that "Humphrey is coming along awfully fast, so the Republicans aren't to get as much pull out of Nixon as they think they are." Beatty says that the Democrats' polls Indicate that the Democrats will do better against Nixon among Negroes than they did against Barry Goldwater in 1964. The candidates fail to agree even on what the principal issues are. HILL SAYS THEY ARE: "1 Crime and violence and unlawful demonstrations . and student riots. "O Aid and trade with for-" eign countries shipping weapons to the enemy during wartime. "9 Reckless Federal spending " causing Increases in the cost of living. , "A Federal r e g i stration of firearms. Jacobs says the issues are: "1 Whether we're going to complain about our problems or roll up our sleeves and do something about it. That means education on all levels, particularly on tha , DeBOEST SAID the dual campaigns might cause some confusion but explained that "it's impossible to stop operations while we build for the future." "For several years, it has been necessary for us to raise operating funds to help meet our annual budget and we cannot neglect this need during this great period of expansion," he said. The four major divisions of All Government Offices To Close All city, county and state governmental offices will be closed on Tuesday, Election offices will be open and regular mail delivery schedules will be maintained. Banks will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. No alcoholic beverages may be sold until after the polls close at 7 p.m. The polls will open at 6 a.m. ilill Locked In 11th ION A - K" ..... Jacobs H1U preventive level with full implementation of the Head Start program on a year-around basis. Any politician can get up and complain about crime and welfare burdens. I believe in moving beyond complaint to a solution. "O Ending the war in Viet-nam and cutting the 75 cents of the tax dollar now spent on defense down to about 45 cents, approximately the correct level for full security. This would allow implementation of Head Start plus a walloping tax cut "o Professionalization of po-" lice departments, requiring professional training and paying professional salaries. The light of the mind is the light of the world. -A Leniency in county Re- publican courts, made an issue ironically by Republican leaders, themselves. K Trade with Communist " nations. We can use our heads or subscribe to Jingoism." Jacobs sums up that "the basic issue is whether we are going to attack our problems with what is in our heads or bang our heads against the old stone walls." He said, "Politicians should learn that the public Is too sharp to .believe them if they say their opponents are In league with student rioters, Ccmmunists or other criminals.' Such charges are clumsy and demonstrate a poverty of Ideas." MUCH OP the heat In the campaign has been generated by Hill's charges that Jacobs t:4 the $6 million drive are being directed by Indianapolis businessmen. They are: . Fred C. Tucker Jr., president of the F. C. Tucker Company, and J. Kurt Mahrdt, president of Indiana National Bank, commerce and industry. C. Perry Griffith, vice-p r esident of Indianapolis Power and Light Company, and Frederic M. Hadley, recently retired president of Indiana Vocational Technical College, individual solicitations. 4. TWO SEPARATE divisions will conduct the campaign for operating funds. The business and industry division is headed by Landers, Indianapolis insurance executive, assisted by John R. Walsh, vice-president of Indiana National Bank. The sustaining division is headed by Mrs. Dutton. assisted by Mrs. Boris Meditch, president of the Herron Museum Alliance, and Mrs. William A. Dyer Jr., chairman of special gifts. CO. voted in favor of Federal scholarship aid to student rioters, Federal subsidization of demonstrators and against banning picketing within 500 feet of a church when services are in progress. Hill kept hammering at these contentions despite Jacobs' denials and explanations. Hill said he was not satisfied with the explanations. Also playing a major part In the campaign was Jacobs' wearing of a button supporting a pig Pigasus for President of the United States during the Chicago convention. JACOBS admitted wearing the button after a member of the Indianapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce raised the question at a debate. The Congressman passed it off as a Joke, saying he was "always for the underhog." Hill, however, took the button episode seriously and contended that no man who wore a button mocking the Presidency was fit to be a Congressman. The pig button added considerable public interest to the campaign and may do Jacobs substantial harm at the polls. BOTH THE candidates are attorneys, though neither has been practicing law in recent years. The 40-year-old Hill took a leave of absence in June from his Job as investments manager of the security investments division of the College Life Insurance Company to begin campaigning. Hill, a native of Kinard, Fla., is a former state representative and state senator. He resigned the latter post in order to make the Congressional race. ' HE HOLDS bachelor, master's and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University and a law degree from the Indi- Turn to Page 9, Section 2 Leaders of the drive to raise $6 million during the next four months to complete the first phase of the city's museum complex on the Oldfields estate made an inspection tour yesterday of the work already done. They are (left to right) Clarence W. Long, co-chairman Bayt Triumph Over Bray Seen As Wildest Of Upsets Representative William G. Bray, Republican, should win his 10th consecutive term in Congress by a healthy plurality in Sixth District balloting Tuesday. A victory for Democratic nominee Phillip L Bayt, former mayor of Indianapolis and former Marion County prosecutor, would ' be the wildest kind of upset. THE SDCTH now includes six Marion County townships Washington, Pike, Wayne, Franklin, Perry and Decatur. and five other counties Morgan, Johnson, Rush, Hancock and Shelby. The district was reformed by order of a three-judge Federal panel early this year. Bray, with his usual conservatism, is predicting victory by 30,000 votes. But Marion County Chairman L. Keith Bulen says that Bray will win by 50,000 in the Marion County townships alone, with Washington Township giving him a margin of 25,000 over Bayt PROSPECTS ALSO ARE that Bray will carry the other five counties. He is a shoo-in in Morgan, Johnson and Rush and favored in Hancock and Shelby. Bayt has waged by far the more aggressive campaign of the pair, attacking Pari-Mutuel Referendum Seen Without Binding Legal Impact By PAUL M. DOHERTY It's only an advisory referendum, but all the horsemen are excited. So are the Indiana Council of Churches and the Northwest Indiana Crime Commission. The referendum, which has no legal binding impact on whatever decision, if any, the Indiana General Assembly will make, is on this question: "Do you favor parl-mutuel betting on horse racing in Indiana?" Hoosiers will find a lever for a "yes" or "no" vote on the far right side of the top row of the voting machines, or on ballots they will be given at the polling places Tuesday. SPOKESMEN FOR both sides in the controversy over how people should vote on the question are fearful that the referendum lever will not be seen by large numbers of voters. There is some reason to believe that other voters who see or are aware of the ballot question will choose not to answer It. "Keep Your Money Home" Is the byword of the Horse-man Fund, one of the groups actively campaigning on the parl-mutuel question. The opponents' attitudes might be summarized by the District Tossup mm Bray Bayt Bray almost every day. Bray hasn't even mentioned his opponent by name and has steered clear of criticizing him, except for a couple of passing references to the fact that he (Bray) never has resigned a job. That was a backhanded allusion to several resignations by Bayt to take other positions. BRAY DESCRIBES Bayt as "a pretty decent fellow." Bayt has suggested openly that Bray is incompetent to represent the district in Congress and is even confused about his own voting record. Both men have been somewhat handicapped in their campaigning by the need to spend their time on more pressing duties. Bayt has continued working full-time every day as a member of the Public Service Commission of Indiana and has been carrying on an intensive investigation of the slogan, "Gambling Means Trouble." Twenty-eight states have pari-mutuel horse race betting now. Indiana and Connecticut! are the only northern states east of the Mississippi which do not. Voters are being asked to advise the legislature primarily because sponsors of a bill to authorize such gambling could not muster enough votes in the 1967 General Assembly to pass it. NEITHER CANDIDATE for governor, Lieutenant Governor Robert L Rock of the Democrats or Secretary of State Edgar D. Whitcomb of the Republicans, is taking a public position on how to vote In the referendum. However, Rock presided In the Indiana Senate when a committee controlled by his close associates reported out the authorization bill that got Senate approval. It would have provided for a controlling referendum on whether the law would take effect. The measure emerged from the House as one providing a strictly advisory referendum. Ballots cast by passers-by on a mock-up practice voting machine at Danville recently give one of the few Indications of how the vote might of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Building Fund; Mrs. C. B. Dutton, co-chairman of the drive to raise $200,000 in operating funds; John R. Walsh, her co-chairman, and Henry F. DeBoest, chairman of the building fund campaign. Richmond tragedy. (Ind.) explosion BRAY GOT A slightly late start because he had to stay in Washington except on "long weekends," until Congress adjourned. Major ruckus of the campaign came over Bray's declaration that he would use 5,000 sharpshooters to halt disorders at the Presidential inauguration in January. Bayt attacked a speech Bray had made at a meeting of the Eagle Creek Republican Club. Bayt said that when asked how he would stop planned disorders at the inauguration he said: "SIMPLE, GET 5,000 sharpshooters and say the inauguration will be held over your dead bodies, if necessary." Bayt said Bray's stand would "make a mockery of law and order and turn the inauguration of our next President into a massacre." Bayt added, "In such a crowd, who couid tell your son and daughter from the hecklers? Who could fond off a ricocheting bullet? Who could bear the onus of innocent deaths?" BRAY NEVER denied making the statement. He told a reporter that a similar system go, and the results are surprising: 52 yes and 16 no. There were 459 votes cast in the presidential contest. HENDRICKS COUNTY is a largely rural, Republican area, with limited Impact by persons oriented to adjoining Marion County (Indianapolis). Parl-mutuel bills for years were offered In the General Assembly and met quick death, usually in committees from which they did not emerge. There Is a public policy on gambling embodied in the law of Indiana now, and in addition a constitutional question is raised by the idea of the legislature authorizing pari-mutuel betting. A 1955 act says: "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the General Assembly, recognizing the close relationship between professional gambling and other organized crime, to restrain all persons from seeking profit from professional gambling activities In this state; to restrain all persons from patronizing such activities when conducted for the profit of any person; to safeguard the public against the evils induced by common gamblers and common gambling houses; and at the same time to preserve the freedom of was used as the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1864 with "a sharpshooter in every window" and that, as a result, there was no trouble, although it had been reported likely to occur. Both men have relied heavily on their experience in attempting to convince the voters to elect them. Bray has stressed his 18 years of consecutive service in the House of Representatives. 1 BAYT HAS emphasized his widespread experience in law enforcement as mayor, county prosecutor, Secret Service agent, deputy sheriff and i judge of the Municipal (criminal) Court. He argues with considerable merit that it makes him especially equipped to deal with problems of law and order, one of the burning issues of the campaign. And, he received a strong indorsement from Robert A. O'Neal, former superintendent of Indiana State Police and former Marion County Sheriff, one of the most respected law enforcement men in the state. BAYT IS enough of a political realist not to predict victory. He says, "I am ex-Turn to Page 9, Section 2 the press and to avoid restricting participation by Individuals in sports and social pastimes which are not for profit, do not affect the public, and do not breach the pcacp." THE CONSTITUTIONAL ban is against lotteries. The courts have ruled in the past that what determines whether a transaction in-volves a lottery is whether it is essentially an exercise of chance to divide property. But there is a court ruling which threw out an arrest involving the use of a certain type of pinball machine on the basis that the machine involved the use of skill in play. And the argument can be made, of course, that horse race wagering involves skill as much as chance. The question certainly would go to court if the legislature should pass a pari-mutuel bill The thing that strikes some people about the referendum question as Election Day ncars is not that the horsemen and church groups as well as others are making maximum efforts to get their messages across to the public, but rather that tha subject seems to be a long Turn to Page 9, Section 2

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