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Sunday, September 18, 1960
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MiMJAY,'Ji 111, VHAt r;i: r LOCAL NEWS v - , "I A - - 1 T Lonsiiiuiion l air Aitenaance Lowest since 1Z is Se LJp 'or Students Essays To 15c On Whelher Voters Should llalify Convention Kentucky school children from Grades 7 through 12 have a chance to win a $100 Savings Bond if they write the best essay in a contest announced yesterday by the Kentucky Education Association. The essay question will be "Should Kcntuckians v o te 'YES' on the call for a limited constitutional convention?" Second place state winner will receive a $75 bond and the student whose essay places third will get a $50 bond, Wants To Stir Up Thinking A $25 bond will be presented to the writer of the best essay in each county. For contest purposes, county and inde-" pendent school districts will be considered as one. Miss Grace Weller, Eliza-bcthtown, K.E.A. president and assistant superintendent of Hardin County schools, said the K.ft.A. hopes through the contest to increase the amount of thought people in the stale are giving to the constitutional question, which will be on the November 8 ballot. "We feel that the calling of a convention to revise certain sections of our Constitution should be approved, she said. "However, it is a question for the people of Kentucky to decide, and we want to encourage every person in the state to give serious consideration Police Catch Injured Man At Roadblock Cniiman Chained lo Hospital Ilrri Vincrnnes, Ind., Sept. 17 iff A gunman hunted since two gun battles with State police Wednesday, was captured at a roadblock Saturday and chained to a hospital bed with a bullet hole through his left thigh. Robert Junior Bramlett, 2!), Peoria, 111., was captured without resistance in a truck in which he had hitched a ride after 70 hours of flight across the White River Valley. Bramlett was reported in good condition in Good Samari. tan Hospital, with only a slight infection in the wound. The bullet passed through the middle of his thigh. Trooper In Hospital Also in the hospital were two others wounded in the shootings in the Monroe City area-Trooper Cloyd Flint, 33, Vin-cennes, and Delbert J. Scott, 25, a Peoria ex-convict. A third gunman, Charles Harris, 57, Peoria, pleaded guilty to three charges in Knox County Circuit Court as a result of the shootings. Sheriff Hugh Williams said Harris put the finger on Scott as triggerman in the gunfire that broke out when Trooper Flint stopped the three on U.S. 50 to check the license of their , car. Scott was charged with murderous assault and automobile banditry. Probation Probe Asked Circuit Judge Ralph Seal ordered a probation investiga- tion before he sentences Harris on the three charges he admitted automobile banditry, receiving stolen property, and accessory after the fact of murderous assault. Harris, who served 24 years of a life sentence for killing a deputy sheriff in Missouri, entered his pleas without accepting the court's offer to appoint a defense attorney. Harris was only grazed in the back in the shootings, but a bullet passed through Scott's hip and abdomen. The trooper remained in serious condition from a bullet j wound in the groin, but he is I expected to recover. Kites Held For Lamar Sptciil te Tho Courltr-Journil Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 17. Charles Will Lamar, 89, retired Beaver Dam farmer, died Friday in Ohio County Hospital. Survivors include Ben and Jett Lamar, both of Louisville, sons. LflUfcfcrillll -T-TB T Staff Photo PLEASURE CRUISE ... A 60-boat flotilla, bearing 220 residents of the Dayton, Ohio, and Richmond, Ind., areas chugged into the Louisville Municipal Harbor yesterday afternoon after a 98-mile journey from Rising, Sun, Ind. The pleasure boaters spent the night here and are scheduled to begin the return voyage up the Ohio River to Rising Sun at 10 a.m. today. to the need for a convention. "Besides, many of the boys and girls who will write essays for this contest are already old enough to vote or soon will be. "Even the younger one's may have'the chance to vote on proposed changes in the Constitution in three or four years, assuming .the fall for a limited convention is approved this November." Deadline for local entries is October 21, and the last date on which local winners will be accepted at the stale level is October 27. Winners of the stale awards will be announced October 28. Superintendent Responsible A "teaching unit" with references and other materials on the Constitution and the proposed convention will be distributed to all schools in co-operation with the State Department of Education at Frankfort and other organizations. The County superintendent of schouls is responsible for the administration of the contest at the local level, including the selection of judges and the Y.M.C.A. Dying Oul In China, Aide Says A world secretary of the Y.M.C.A. with 12 years' service in the Far East said here last night that an estimated 2.0,000 refugees live on roofs, under terraces, and on stairways in Hong Kong. Harry A. Brunger who has spent 10 years in Hong Kong, said the job of the Y.M.C.A. in such far-flung outposts often consists of setting-up schools, arranging personal loans, and resettling refugees. Brunger addressed about 300 members of the International Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association convention at the Sheraton Hotel. The three-day meeting will end today with election of officers. Facilities Taken Over Brunger said in an interview later that about 90,000 refugees from Communist China will flow into Hong Kong this year. The Y. M. C. A., Brunger said, still exists in Red China, but in name only. The Communists have taken over all existing Y.M.C.A. facilities and are gradually eliminating them by a process of keeping the youth of the country constantly at work, with no spare time for other activities, he said. Norman Ford, a Y.M.C.A. secretary who has spent 5!j Four Arc Accused Of Drunk Driving Police here yesterday arrested four persons and charged them with drunken driving. They were listed as Raymond E. Burnett, 27. of 431 S. Jackson; Ann Vogler, 44, of 1290 Everett: Thomas J. Me-Gill. 58. of 9017 Scaforth. and Darel G. Tarrance, 28, of 613 N. 28lh. City police issued 36 traffic citations, seven of them for speeding. Man Held To Grand Jury On A Handbook Charge William S. Young, 35, of 537 Hancock, yesterday pleaded guilty in Police Court to operating a handbook at 804 Dixie Highway. Much to the astonishment of his attorney, Rush Nicholson, Young was held to the grand jury October 10. Protests unavailing, Nicholson conferred with his client and came back to try again. Judge Hugo Taustine said he might accept a $400 fine in lieu of the grand-jury date. Nicholson went back to the holdover to get approval from Young, only to find Young gone. He had been rearrested on a bench warrant from Traffic Court and charged with running a traffic light. The attorney protested in vain. The grand-jury date was entered in the record. Young has a record of 27 arrests, including nine on handbook charges. ' . .. .... If,. : I Staff Photo MISS GRACE WELLER Announces contest forwarding of the best essay to K.E.A. headquarters in Louisville. These rules were announced; 1. Essays should not exceed 800 words. 2. They may be either type-written (double-spaced) or written legibly in ink on 8V2-by-11 paper, one side only. 3. Even though the student may consult with other persons, he should do his own research and the essay should reflect his own ideas on the subject. 4. No essavs will be returned. years in India, told the convention that the Communists are still dangling promises in front of the Asian countries. Money Being Donated He said in countries such as India, Ceylon, Pakistan, and Burma, the Y.M.C.A. is often a social and even political center of the community, always concerned with promoting brotherhood. A report to the convention on the "Building fur Brotherhood" project, a plan to build 116 new Y.M.C.A. buildings in 33 countries, showed $4,600,-000 pledged toward a $5,000,-000 goal in North America. The money is being donated by Y.M.C.A. groups exclusive of their annual budgets. The Louisville goal is $25,000. Chimp And Elephant Join Act At Wedding Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 17 iff : A chimpanzee clung to the i bride and an elephant put a j friendly trunk on the groom's shoulder at the wedding Satur-: day of trapeze artist Hoist Jae ger and tight-wire walker Manuela Ferony. As the couple left the Church of The Holy Family after the ceremony, the chimp, Nino, tore herself free from an attendant, dashed to the bride, and clung to her. The elephant, called Ranee, first lifted her trunk in salute, then patted Hoist's shoulder. All are connected with the Circus Brasil, touring east Africa. Wet Wcatlirr Given IJIame For Wig Drop By MERRILL McCORD The 1900 Kentucky State Fair ended its nine-day run yesterday the way it started wet. A steady morning drizzle and threatening clouds in the afternoon held attendance to 36,204, compared with 61,286 on closing day last year. This brought total attendance for all nine days of the I960 Fair to an estimated 335,766. It was the lowest attendance since 1952, when the Fair drew 304,837 to the old Fairgrounds. Yesterday was the fourth day that rain hampered attendance. All four were key-attendance days yesterday, last Saturday and Sunday, and opening day, September 9. Record Is 500,203 A 10-day Fair attracted 419,-530 last year and 432,379 two years ago. Attendance in 1955 the last year the event was held at the old Fairgrounds off Algonquin Parkway was 360,274. The attendance record was set in 1956, the year the Fair moved into its new quarters at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The crowd that year was 500,293. Yesterday's weather was especially disappointing to Fair officials, who were expecting a large last-day crowd after Friday's biggest attendance of the year 60,605. "If we had had a good day today, we would be back in the running,", L. Doc Cassidy, the fair's public-relations director, said yesterday afternoon. Attendance this year ranged from 19,608 on opening day to Friday's 60,605. Six of the nine days of the Fair had smaller crowds than comparable days last year. Sun Brought Crowds The weather took most of the blame for the Fair's low attendance. "You can never retrieve the loss," Cassidy said, referring to an estimated 72,000 deficit in attendance during the Fair's first three days caused by rain. Jf. Clyde Reeves, Slate Fair Board executive consultant, explained the attendance drop thin way: "Every day we had sunshine we had crowds comparable or Route Given For Nixon's Motorcade Cniirthoii'C Sjicrcli At 12:30 Wednesday The route to be followed by Vice-President Nixon's motorcade from Standiford Field to the Courthouse Wednesday was announced yesterday by J. Leonard Walker, general chairman of the Nixon Visit Committee. Nixon, making his first presidential-campaign stop at Louisville, is scheduled to arrive at Standiford Field at noon. Plans call for him to speak in front of the Courthouse at 12:30 p.m. and depart from Standiford Field an hour later. Route Detailed The motorcade will travel over the North-South Expressway to Droadway, west on Rroadway to Fourth, north on Fourth to Main, west on Main to Seventh, south on Seventh to Liberty, east on Liberty to Armory Place, north on Armory Place to the rear of the speaker's platform. On its return to the airport, the motorcade will head south on Armory Place to Liberty, east on Liberty to Fifth, south on Fifth to Broadway, east on Broadway to First, south on First to the North South Expressway. Education Planners For South Proposed Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 17 (ff The Southern Regional Education Board, a 14 state educational organization, will meet at Hot Springs September 25 in conjunction with the Southern Governors Conference there. Edwin M. Crawford of the Board's headquarters at Atlanta, said Saturday the hoard would be asked to create a commission to identify the "major goals of higher education" in the South for the next 10 to 20 years and to recommend ways of creating public awareness of these goals. 100 Tickets Sold For G.O.I. Dinner The first 100 tickets for the 1960 Kentucky Republican dinner September 29 in the Kentucky Hotel have been reserved by purchasers, Earl R. Muir, dinner-committee chairman, said yesterday. Defense Secretary Gates, and Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper will speak at the 7 p.m. dinner. It will be linked by television circuits to other Republican fund-raising dinners to be held simultaneously throughout the nation. Tickets cost $100 for men and $25 for women. "70 z r . I ; ' . , " I i t " t il A J BIGGEST BULL at the Kentucky State Fair. 3,126- pound Boontuck's Ormsby Pat, is inspected by two small Fair visitors under the protection of Emmons Crawley, 15, of Bridgeport, Ind. The bull, grand- better than last year. Every day it rained we were way under. "The moral," Reeves said, "Is that you can't have a Fair in the rain." Re j erring to suggestions made during the meek by Fair board me 'ers and others for changes in the Fair setup. Reeves said: Participation Cited "If it hadn't been for the weather, some of the comments that were made would not have been made . . . There would have been smiles on everyone's faces and no suggestions for changes." Reeves, who has headed the past five Fairs, will leave his post October 1. ' ' I i I. 1 ' ' POPULAR DRESS early yesterday at the Kentucky-State Fair was raincoats and umbrellas. In style are L. B. Abbott, LaGrange, and his 10-year-old daughter, Nancy. Yesterday was the last day of the Fair. Johnson To Address Kennedy Jobs Session fpociat to Tho Courlor-Journil i Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 17. Former Kentucky Gov-' crnor Keen Johnson will address an eight-state Kennedy i conference on new jobs and new growth here Monday. The two-day conference was called by Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic nominee for president. Johnson will address the i . -f.- group early Monday afternoon on Kentucky's underdeveloped and depressed areas. After- ward the conference will be divided into area panel discus- 1 sion groups. Kennedy will speak at 8 p.m. on the problems redevelopment Monday at the Civic Center. legislation faces in Congress. The conference will open W. W. Barron, Democratic can-Sunday with governmental, didate for governor, will pre-business, labor, and civic lead- side, ers meeting to discuss the na tional and area problems of unemployment, the rate of growth, and other factors in a full-employment program. Monday's keynote address will be given by West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph. Another morning speaker will "It has been interesting, but it's enough," he said. Both Reeves and Cassidy pointed out that participation in the Fair this year was larger than in previous Fairs. Cassidy added: "There's no fair in the I'nited Slates that has more of its own people takin? part than in Kentucky." Business picked up on the midway in the late afternoon yesterday and last night. But earlier, concession and ride attendants begged for business. Some prices were cut. Other attendants sat in their booths with a discouraged but contented look. And others were kept busy sweeping away Staff Photo , , ,. , be Indiana s Senator Vance jjgpjjjg Pennsylvania's R e p r e sent- atjVe Daniel J. Flood, who led the Congressional fight lor passage of the Flood-Douglas i . i : i , . , area-reneveiopmeni mu mis year, will address a luncheon Storm Hits Sylacauga, Ala. Sylacauga, Ala., Sept. 17 UP A severe windstorm some witnesses called it a tornado-damaged several buildings, broke trees, and caused other damage at Sylacauga late Friday. y mil. ilirMtNT Staff Photo by Coon A. Baron champion Holstein at the Fair, is owned jointly by Bottema Farms, Bridgeport, and Boontucky Farms, Burlington, Ky. When the bull walked anywhere, people turned and stared. water from their midway booths. Raincoats and umbrellas were the dress for the day until early afternoon. Spectators also had to hopscotch around water puddles. One event which went over with a bang was the dropping of a car from a crane onto another car on the ground. Purpose of the event, sponsored by the Louisville Safety Council, was to show the impact of two colliding cars in an accident. Wyatt, Welch Speak In the quarter horse show, grand-champion trophies were won by a mare owned by Gilbert Dance, Jeffersonville, and a stallion owned by the G.B.G. Ranch at Fort Worth, Tex. About 75 persons attended Thv Toll Goes On Man 'Unhurt' By Calls 500th Traffic Victim By BOB COOPER AtMclotod Prill Writor The State trooper made notations on the large ruled pad. His hand stopped in each column headed, "name," "address," "race," "sex," and "age." He laid the pencil on his desk and sighed. "That was No. 500," he said. Frank C. Scheurer. 75, lived alone in a modest white frame home in the West End of Louisville. His wife died three years ago. and since then he had been lonely. Leaves By 9 A. M. Frankie, as most of his neighbors called him, got out of bed on August 22 at the usual 8 a.m. It was cloudy, muggy, and hot that day. The slight amount of rain earlier in the morning only made the humidity worse. He put the coffee pot on the stove and, perhaps, thought back over one of the poker hands he had held the previous day in a game with friends. Or maybe he wondered if he would go fishing the next weekend. Frankie was outside by 9 o'clock, picking his way with his cane along the two blocks to the bus stop. Before boarding the bus he stopped for a chat with the lady who works at the cleaners. Then he got on the bus. Goes To Service Station Frankie didn't like to be alone all day, so he usually spent his days at a service station where several of his friends worked. Sometimes he talked with the boys, or maybe helped them a little. Other times, he just stood around and watched them work. About noon, a friend of Frankie's offered to take him to lunch. As the friend got in his car, Frankie hurried around the vehicle. The driver didn't see Bicyclist On 300-Milc Trip Passes Through Louisville Tennessee A. & I. State University, which produced sprinter Wilma Rudolph and broad jumper Ralph Boston, may turn out still another Olympic ace. His name is Leo Lillard and he churned through Louisville yesterday traveling from Cincinnati to Nashville on a blcyele. Lillard, a 21-year-old major in mechanical engineering, estimated he would complete' the 300-mile trip in 24 hours. He said he had averaged about 14 miles an hour despite rainy weather and no cushion on the bike seat. Lillard, who lives near the university's Nashville campus, worked this summer for the Cincinnati Recreation Department to "get school money." He bought the bike because it'i cheap to operate. "1 intend to keep using it after classes start Monday," he laid. - 4 V in the first annual Fair luncheon the Kentucky Junior Cham-ber of Commerce. Speakers included Lieutenant Governor Wilson V. Wyatt and Dr. Frank Welch, dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky. Wyatt urged approval by the voters in November of the $100,000,000 road-bond amendment and the amendment calling for a Constitutional Convention. Welch discussed the importance of agriculture to the nation's economy, saying it is the biggest business in the country. Other last-day events included an all-girl automobile thrill show, square dancing, performances by the Navy Steel Band and high-school orchestras, and last night's finals of the week-long horse show. him and backed up. Frankie was knocked to the pavement. But he said he wasn't hurt. A few hours later, though, he complained that his hip ached and he was taken to the hospital. Doctors said the hip was broken. Like One of Family Wednesday nisht he died. "Frank C. Scheurer," the State trooper wrote, "address 120 North 44th St., Louisville; white male, age 75." Frankie was the 500th traffic victim of the year in Kentucky. He had no immediate survivors, but his neighbors agreed they would miss him. He was like one of the family. "Frank C. Scheurer . . . white male, age 75 . . ." And the count went on. Rait way Strik e Threatens Aaain Philadelphia, Sept. 17 W The Pennsylvania Railroad, still striving for normal operations on the heels of its first complete shutdown, was faced Saturday with a new strike threat. The Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks asked its national headquarters Friday to begin strike proceedings against the nation's largest railroad because of what it said was abolishment of 229 jobs in Philadelphia. Routine railroad-strike procedure, including possible appointment of a presidential fact-finding board, could bar a strike for several months.

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