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28 PAGES 28 INDIANA WEATHER Warmer tonight. Partly cloudy, turning ctoler Tuesday, Low tonight near 30 High Tuesday in mid-Ms. Yesterday's range 25-3C. Low today 25. Anderson, Indiono Monday, December 17, 1962 Vol. 78 No. 231 Price Ten Cents Bids Are Taken On Supplies Sheriff's Materials, Road Items Are Purchased Members of the Madison County Board of Commissioners met this morning at the courthouse and took bids on supplies for the county sheriff's office for operating and maintaining the sheriff's car and for uniforms for deputies. The board — Harold Foust, Ralph McCord and Jesse Bidtllc—also resumed study of bids submitted a week ago for highway supplies 'for the year 1963, including gravel, tires and other materials. Some successful bidders for an estimated $900,000 worth of materials will be named this week. Materials on which bids wore taken this morning were as follows: 25,000 gallons of gasoline, 300 quarts of oil, 32 quarts of antifreeze, 42 or less tires, and service and repair of sheriff's cars. HOLIDAY CLOSING At this morning's meeting, it developed that offices of Auditor Joe •Armington, Clerk Eugene Creag- inilc, Recorder Earl Daughcrly and Treasurer Egbert HOIK] will be open until noon Monday, the day before Christmas and will reopen Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, at the usual hours. Courthouse offices will close their books on Dec. 31 and will remain open all day Jan. I, to receive visitors. The Board of Commissioners will reorganize, electing new officers for 1963. All three county courts will remain open Monday, Dec. 24, but no general court call will be conducted. President To Review Term By LARRY OSIUS WASHINGTON (AP-Presidenf Kennedy reviews his first two years in the White House tonight in an unusual hour-long television interview. Tlie program, called "After Two Years—A Conversation with the President," will be carried by the Columbia Broadcasting System and American Broadcasting Co. television networks at 6:30 p.m. KST and the National Broadcasting Co. television network at 8::» p.m. Kennedy returned to the White House Saturday from an ovcpiight stay in New York. After attending church Sunday morning, lie sat down with television newsmen Sander Vanocur of NBC, William H. Lawrence of ABC and George (Continued On Page 6, Coulmn 9) Blast Causes Refinery Fire WHITING. Ind. (UPIt—An explosion of undetermined origin set off a 40-minule fire at a gasoline refinery Sunday, but no one was hurt. The Standard Oil Co. of Indiana said the blast occurred at a refining facility which produces barrels of low-octane gasoline daily. The blaze was extinguished by the firm's fire-fighting unit. LITTLE i-IX . The only romantic setting some girls are interested in is one with a large diamond. ACTOR DIES - Actor Charlei Laughton died Saturday night of cancer at his home in Hollywood, Calif. H* was 63 years of age. (AP Wlrephoto) Warm Weather May Increase Florida Loss By United Press International Warm weather hugged the nation's heartlands today after record breaking temperatures from North Dakota to Texas. But the heat threatened to increase the already severe vegetable and citrus loss in Florida. the mercury reaching 59 in Bismarck, N.D.. and all the way to 80 at Austin, Tex., Sunday, folks flocked to the out-of- doors and watched much of the snow that had promised to make Christmas white melt away. The 59 at Bismarck broke a 33- year record. At Fargo, N.D., the temperature rost to 57. also breaking a mark set in 1939. Tht mercury at Austin shot up 40 degrees during Uie day. A boy drowned in the Grand River at Grand Rapids, Mich, when the thin ice gave way under his skates. Skin divers called off their .search for the body when darkness fell Sunday night. The warm weather was cx- sected to raise the level of the Illinois River, which dropped to its lowest level in 21 years at Bcardstown, III., after an ice gorge formed at Peoria. At Cairo, 111., located at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, .250 barges were stranded because of lack of rain. Tlie water level had dropped to only fiv c feel upstream from Cairo. The temperature at Key West, Pla., early today was C7, one of the warmest in the nation. Farmers feared the temperature was •ising loo fast after last week's 'rosl for salvagers to get the fruit off the trees and much of the citrus was fermenting on the trees. Estimates of the crop loss from last week's record cold ran from 50 to fit) per cent, with a (Collar setback of $100 million. The Florida Citrus Commission put a 10- day embargo on all fresh citrus shipments to protect the con- aimer. Pickers and processors worked around the clock to save as much as possible. To the north, the temperature dropped below zero early today at Weslover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass. Light snow fell during the night southeast of the Great Lakes. Two inches of snow fell in New (Continued On PaRo 6, Column 2") Minor Crimes Being Probed Police Capt. Sam Adams said today that the number of crimes in Anderson over the weekend was low. Two men were taken in custody for questioning, one a stron arm robbery suspect and the other for carrying a gun. Both were released. Detectives investigated several thefts from cars and a breakin at Franklin and 23rd Sis. 26 ACCIDENTS Inspector Robert Graham reports Ibat olficcrs investigated 26 Iraffic accidents over the weekend. Three persons were hurt Jightly. fiichard McCall, 8, a pedestrian was struck at Jackson and 5th Sts. by a hit-and-run driver. Two Crewmen Burned ! Falatty In Rail Mishap ROUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)-Two crewmen hurned lo death Sunday night when i railroad switching engine shoved its caboose into the rear of 1 freight train despite the frantic efforts of tvvo olher railroaders trying to signal the engine to stop. Firemen were still trying to bring the bla/e under control early today so rescuers could sift the blackened wreckage for the bodies of the missing men. Tlie victims were Harry T. Standfield, 41. South Bend, the conductor of the switching (rain, and Russell J. Centner, 40. Mishawaka. a brakcman. Two olher crewmen in the ca; night with minor burns and cul.s. Railroad officials said the 20- car freight train was stopped on the tracks in the yards to pick up 15 additional cars. The switch engine was shuttling three cars and its caboose lo another railroad when it slammed into the freight train at about 20 miles an hour. Tlie yard train's caboose shot up on lop of Ihe freight train's ca- lx»se, then flipped over onto a coal car on a parallel track. The freight trains' caboose was crushed by a box car behind Uie other calwose. The wreckage erupted into flames almost immediately. Two freight train crewmen, con- 1 WU UUIV1 LH.irnn.il '•• «•••" —— -rx t »T *- t rn .1 Ixwse with the victims crawled ductor Paul H. Gresham, 53. and throiHi a hole in the twisted!flagman Glenn Niecem, both of maze of steel lo escape the flames Kankakee, 111., had jumped from while workers in the New York;their caboose when they saw the Central Railroad's Oliver Yards'yard train approaching. They ran were running to free them. ! toward it, trying to signal the Hrakcman Roscoc R. Mead. 50. | engineer lo halt, but failed. South Bend who said, "1 don't! The yard train's engineer, liar- kn"w how I cot oul," was listodjry L. Miller, 56. Elkhnrt, and bis in fair condition in St. Joseph's;fireman. Frank G. I-uka. M. Chi- llospilal wilh burns over 40 por]cago. were both hospiUlicd with rent of his body. Alojrc (Ollic); shock. ,l«blonski, 4!). South Bend, a scc-i .Miiicr said. "It wa.< my fault, tion hand, was hospitalized over-[(continued On Past 6, Column 4] MACMILLAN SET FOR TALKS ON VARIED WORLD PROBLEMS Cancer Is Fatal To Laughton Actor Loses Battle After Extended Illness HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Award winning a c I o r Charles Laughlon is dead. The rotund, 63-year-old actor lost his long battle with cancer Saturday night. Actress Elsa Lanchester, his wife since 1929, was at his bedside when Laughton died in his sleep. The film and stage star's brother, Frank Laughton, said Sunday funeral arrangements were pending because Miss Lanchester, who had kept up a cheerful front during the long illness, was "taking the death quite hard." Laughton had been fighting Uie losing battle with cancer for nearly a year. He entered Cedars of Lebanon Hospital July 30 but on Nov. 30 was granted his last wisii—to die at home. A fa m i 1 y spokesman said Laughton was "feeling no pair toward tile end. He had been in .? coma for several hours and was resting quietly under sedation before that." Laughton was mourned by his friends as a great talent and a great friend: "Charles was a great grizzly bear and he vainly tried to hide his big, pink plush heart," said actress Agnes Moorehcad when she learned of his death. "1 doubt if Mr. Laughlon had any foes," actress Joan Crawford said. "lie always frightened me and other people in our industry, but only by his great talent." "Laughton was an actor who dared," commented Kirk Douglas who appeared in "Sparlacus"' wihl Laughlon in VXD. "The modern trend in acliug is to underplay and, as a result, many actors come up dning nothing. Bui when Laughton was on the slagc or screen, you knew it." "A director couldn't hope to direct a Laughton picture," said Lewis Milestone, director of Laughton in "Jamaica Inn" in 1938. "The best he could hope for was to referee." Laughlon and his wife became (Continued On Page C, Column 5) Slale Road Bids On 1-69 To Be Taken A report from David Cohen, director of the State Highway Commission, notes that there is a delay in letting contracts for completion of Interstate 09 through Madison County pending legal steps to obtain ground. The contract for 3.6 - mile sec- lion of the road west of Ind. C7 to .4 of a mile west of Ind. 109 was to be let tomorrow but has been delayed until further notice, the announcement soys. A section of 1.92 .miles from west of Ind. 109 to 2.1 miles east, and another segment of 3.B miles from the point east of Ind. 109 to 2.1 miles south will be considered in contracts which also will be let later. A contract is scheduled on Jan. 29 for the entrance of Uie superhighway into Delaware county from Madison county. ..La SKYSCRAPER YULE TREE - Floridicms claim (his 78-foot spruce pine from New York's Catskills and erected at Sunlake Pork near Tampa is the nation's talleit Christmas tree. The thing at the left which resembles a pole- vaulting Easter lily ii an acrobat going up to light the star. (AP Wircphoto) Bank Robbers Recaptured After Escape From Alcatraz SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two| Bank robber-kidnaper Darl Dec bank robbers sawed their way out of Alcatroz, the foreboding island irison in San Francisco Bay, Sunday night but were retaken alive after losing a battle with the'icy water. One swam only about .100 yards jcfore quitting.'Tile other made t three miles with the help of lomcmade water wings and became the first cscaper known to reach the mainland after breaking from the maximum security institution. John Paul Scolt, 35, from 'XMtchfield, Ky., made it to shore xit the swim proved too much for him. When spotted by two children on a rocky shore he ap- xwed lo be dead. Dnctors at the Army's near>y Ijcllcrman General Hospital, where Scott was taken, said his Ixxly temperature was down to 04 degrees. Waters in Uie bay average 54 degrees. Alcatraz' western end. Parker just sat waiting on what is known as 'Little Alcatra?.' as a searching prison boat spotted him. Both men were returned to Alcatraz. Wai-den Olin Blackwell said die two men- worked in Uie prison kit- SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR GIFTS IN OUR AD PAGES Stores Open Tonight Parker, 31, of Canton, Ohio, quit .sentence imposed in Fort Wayne sooner because of Hie cold waters.' He made a dash of about 100 yards to a pointed rock off breaking and kidnaping. chen and "somehow cut their way Jiure 10. 1958. The FBI said an terial can hit a satellite with vc out through a window in Uw kit- eJien basement." It was Uie second breakout from Alcatraz this year. On June 12 John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris, three Southern bank robbers, broke out after long preparation. They are presumed drowned. Plans Pending For New Plant It was learned today that negotiations are underway for Florida concern which makes aluminum products lo obtain use being outdoors more pleasant. of a laclory building of the Acme Iron and Melal Company for establishing a plant here. The building is owned by Ihe Schlossberg family.- Chamber of Commerce officials report that a deal is pending and is soon. The company would employe 15 :o 20 persons at Ihe outset. Further word is expected soon from he Florida firm, according to L L. Schtossberg ami the Chamber of Commerce. Pnrker was servinff n • . r iO-year Ind., after he pleaded guilty Mav 2<>, 1959, lo bank robbery, jail Parker and another man, Iwt! wearing hallowecn masks, robbct New Space Check Is Started Explorer XVI Beigns Orbit; Mariner 2 Js Reporting WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U. S. Satellite whirls in orbit a few hundred miles above the earth today while Mariner 2 — still flashing signals' — spends millions of miles from earth toward eternal orbit around the sun. But a third satellite, Relay, which was lo take Ihe place of the new silent Tel- star, wasn't performing properly. The new satellite, dubbed Explorer XVI, sped aloft Sunday from the Wallops Island, Va., test station of the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- minislralion. Space agency officials said it reached an orbit varying from 466 to 7H3 miles above earth and its "telemetry and experiments appear lo be operating satisfactorily." Main mission of Explorer XVI is lo find oul more about-what melcoroids—tiny bits of solid matter that whiz through space do .0 space vehicles and solar cells. Mariner 2, which took a 42-min- .ite electronic look at Venus Fri day. .was still faithfully reporting Sunday as it headed into orbit iroiind the sun. The U.S. spacecraft journeyed 109 days through space to give earthbound scicn- lisls their closest contact Venus. Mariner 2 passed williin 21.100 miles of Venus Friday, ft was 650,000 miles beyond Venus and 37 million miles from earth Sunday Attempts lo gel the partially crippled Ilclay's equipment work ing Saturday failed and NASA of- Thinks'Skybolt' Can Be Settled By RAYMOND E. PALMER LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Macmillan left today for talks in the Bahamas with President Kennedy, expressing confidence that "we will find a way through our difficulties" over the Skybolt missile. "At this moment after Cuba," Macmillan told newsmen, "we have to try to make a reassessment of (he position between East and West. Can the position be turned to our advantage? Is there a chance of petting ahead with some of these questions-nuclear tests, disarmament and other matters?" He said the troubles in Asia, particularly between Red China and India, have raised a whole new set of problems. a branch of the Lincoln Nalinnnl|ficials said further efforts would Bank at Tort Wayne of $50,140 he postponed indefinitely. in 1'.I58. They flourished pistols and threatened to "blow the head off" anyone who moved. After his subsequent arrest, Parker fled the Allen County jail dangle a cigar box outside Park- (Conllmiccl On fi, Coiilnm 9) Weather Milil, Buying Active Mild weather continued he r over the weekend, and shopper appeared in droves to maki Christmas gift purchases. Store. were crowded Friday and Salur day, and large numbers of house wives were also shopping today drawn by the sunny wealhe which made driving easier am Tlie melcoroids which Explorer XVI was sent to oamiinc may be remnants of exploded planets which revolve around the sun. These minute bils of spncc ma- accomplice climbed to the roof of locitics of 7 to 45 miles per the jail and used a string to second. The satellite, measuring 24 indi- es in diameter and 74 inches in length, is built around the motor casing of the fourth stage of the "Our"chief purpose is lo lalk over what has happened since our last meeting." Macmillan said. Fresh from a Paris conference with French President Charles de Gaulle at which "close agreement" on defense views was announced, Macmillan is to meet with U.S. officials who plainly frown on the development of national nuclear deterrents. While Britain and France have riressrd forward vvilh their nuclear programs, the United Slates has .irged a multi-national type force under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a buildup in the non-nuclear side of the Euroi>can military forces. The controversy over the U.S.- developed Skybolt missile, which looms as (he major subject of the Bebamas talks, may bring this debate lo a peak. The United States says it may scrap Uie air-launched missile because ol a string of test failures and the cost, although Britain has been counting on it to insure ils national deterrent role. President Kennedy h a s described the Skybolt, which is fircc from a plane at targets 1.000 miles away, as a very sophist! cated missile whose dcvelopmon may require $2,5 billion in addi lion lo Ihe half billion alread: spent by his country. Without (lie skybolt or a sub stitutc, Britain would have no (Continued On PHKC fi, Column 1 Verdict Near In Communist Trial WASHINGTON (UPI) - A jurv of eight women and four mei was expected to decide toda> whether the Communist Parly o the United States violated the lav by refusing lo register with the attorney general. The unusual trial was scheduler (o resume in U.S. District Cpur with the case going to the jurj alter linal instructions and arguments. A guilty verdict could bring a Scout rocket that carried it aloft 'fine of up to S120.000 against the Holiday trade is expected continue at a peak all this week Stores will be open every uigli until B:,10 p.m. Next Monda> Christmas Eve, slorcs will Hosi at 5:30 p.m. Merchants say Christina expected to lie consummated trade in all lines has been abov normal. The temperature range Sunda; was 3G high and 28 low. Mcrcurv was 28 degrees at 7 a.m. loda; at the U. S. Weather Bureai station, disposal plant, ami rose nto Ihe high 30's by 10 a.m OVERTIME PAY LONDON (UPI) — British detectives soon will earn overtime pay for working extra hours on big cases. | party. The party is charged with 12 counts of failing to rcgistei after being ordered to do so bj the Subversive Activities Control Board under the 1950 McCarrcn Act. Teen-age Twins Support 111 Parents; Need Food A good dinner on Christmas Dayjn'flock at .the Anderson for her 17-year-old twin dnughlers.lSchool gymnasium. Higl whose combined salaries of S20J Contributions to the Santa Clans per week are supporting their ill; Fund are lo be sent to: Capt father and crippled mother. isiDale M. Tollerud, Salvation Arms The asked by their mother in a letter! headquarters. 93S Main St. directed lo Ihe Santa Clans Fund.. fund is sponsored by the Salvatioi "My husband." she writes, "has|Army and The Bulletin and is sold everything he owns to help Hearing its 30th year of providing " One datnrliler pays Ihe for Ihe poor at Christmas. oul ... fuel bill and the other pays the that "lakes all the\ rent, CROWD AT COMMUNITY - Andenon'i frfth annual Chriit- mai Community Sing attracted a large crowd to the An- denon High School gymnasium yesterday aflernoon- The avenl, sponsored by the Community Christmas Observancs Commillee, featured group singing of the traditional enroll and special presentations by local schools, church choirs and industrial singing groups. Mark Grsen was director of lha group singing. Seated on the floor in foreground are mem- ben of Ihe court of Miss Christmas Carol, Elizabeth J. Taylor of Anderson High School, winner of the annual assay contest sponsored by the observance cooimiMp.r.. (Bullelin'Pholo) let," the letter says. The family ias not had a full meal in many weeks. The plight of a family with seven children whose father has wen out of work since early fall reported in another letter sent the fund headquarters asking or help. The mother works but doesn't make enough to meet the xpenses of her large family. Bed- clothing, clothes for the children, ucl and groceries are badly needed but are beyond realization for his family unless help can be irovided. On Friday and Saturday groups inging bells d.nwnlown lo Iwost' collections for the Salvation Anny- Sanla Clans Fund kettles ohliiin- d $008.58 lo help (lie l»or. Oam na lofa chapter of Beta Sigma 'hi. Ihe Mounds Kiwauis. Anderon Kiwanis and Anderson Lions' manned the keltle booths! ast week. Other service chilis] vill help this weekend. j Two hundred orders for baskets »f food are being processed for lislribution this week, in addition 150 giyen out last week. Plans ilso are ncaring completion for the annual Santa Clans Fund Christmas party for children, vrilhj Today's donors are: Imo Toedlman Alfred and Virginia Hudson Hopper Welding Supplies Wayne n. Sharpe ... Gladys Leighton ... In memory of husband, Harold ft. .loncs In memory of Pap- paw. Kathy and Kent Roscborough . Roselinc Kay Teddy Long. 23 months old Mrs. Irene Shafer ... Florence M. Seipel .. A friend .1. .1. Garringer L. K. Dain . Mr. and Mrs. William I!. Davis A friend ill Christ ... A friend . — Di-pt. W, Delco- Reniy Old Friends Club .. In memory of Claude Colvil Virginia Wilson Lions Club W. Cody Nikaphiii.i Club Linda Blaylock Kiwanis Club 750 toys obtained, and candy and| Mounds Kiwnnis Club lunches far each child being ar-i ranged. Attendance at the parly: is o|>en to all needy children but llwy must obtain' free "tickets at Ihe Salvation Army headquarters in order that a gift and food can be prepared for them. Mrs. ,1. W. llavvlin is chairman »f the anmi.il. event, which this year will he held' next Friday afternoon at 1:30] Phillin Ilulton Belter Homes Insula- '.ion Co. " . In memory of Vera M.ir.caret Anlrobiis In memory of Maxinr Poor Previously ivportod $ 111.00 25.HO 5.00 10.00 10.00 5.W 1.1*1 5.00 S.lil) 3.50 5.00 10.00 500 in.mi 5.00 2.1.B1 5.00 5.00 2.00 114.67 2.00 15.00 2.00 157.45 I2!».35 - 3.00 5.00 Yule Lantern Display Set Edgcwood. Forest Mangr and rt'oodsdale will display the soft ;low of thousands of Christmas iuminarios again next .Monday light. The paper-sack lanterns, which lave become a Christmas Eve radition in the area, will light 'oadside and driveways of many ionics. An estimated 15.000 lan- crns is expected to be set out. Boy Scout Troop 302 of Edge- vood is distributing the malerials leeded by home owners to fashion he lanterns as a troop fund-rais- ng project. The luminarios. are made by placing a quantity ot sand in the bottom of a grocer's sack and setting a plumber's •nndle in the sand. Scout troop officials cslimalo that about 50,000 persons will drive through the area to see the displays Monday night. DECORATION CONTEST Entries are being received, also, i the Rotary Club Christmas Home Decoration contest for residents of Uie Anderson area. Entry'blanks are appearing in the Bulletin and the Herald and the deadline for entering (he annual competition is midnight, Dec. 21. The contest is for decorations on a religious theme, cither lighted or unlightcd, and the winners .vill be announced on Christmas. The Rotary Club, which is conducting the contest in conjunction with the annual Community Christmas Observance, is offering $100 in prizes, according to contest Chairman John A. Farr. City Officials To Sign Bonds Anderson city officials will be in Chicago Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lo sign bonds in the sum of 57.7JO.000 lo finance tha extensive sewage system and rtis- )osal plant improvement program 'r this city. Successful bidders on (lie bonds were Ihe First Boston Corp. of Boston, Mass., and Blythe and Co. of Chicago. Mayor Ralph R. Ferguson. Con- roller .1. Wilson Anderson. Cily Jlcrk Marie Riggs and City At- orncy Jack Campbell will sign 7,750 bonds of 51.000 each for de- ivery lo the purchasers. The successful bidders were represented jy Ihe Anderson Banking Co. at lie sale of Ihe bonds here several weeks ago. 3.1 "'-00 .1.3.1 Total lo date $.i,8S^.9I | St. Ambrose Church Is Dedicated Sunday St. Ambrose Catholic Church. 2!)th and Morion Sts., was blessed ind dedicated yesterday, afternoon solemn ceremonies 'al which lie Bishop of Lafayette. Hie .Most iev. .loliu J. Carberry, presided. \nninj: Hie clergymen assistm.? rerp Hie Very Rev. -Msgr. Fred- Tick I'otllioff. who 'was tlio see- nd paslor of SI. Ambrose and « now Ihe rector of .St. .Mary's 'alhedral at Uifnyetle, alone vitli oilier former priests and curies ot the local parish. The Rt. Rev. Francis Kienly. ninister of St. Mary's Church and rganizer and first pastor of St. vmhrose in 1947 and 1948. served s archpriest for the dedication ilual. For 12 years the congregation •m-shinped in what is now the basement of the newly completed St. Ambrose Church. The sanctuary was completed this fall, and the imposing linii'stone structure is a new landmark for the southwest section of Ihe city. BULLETIN BOARD Post'!; Rirllis 28 Hoyle's Column 4 Child Psychology •*. City Uriels ...: 2S Comics Deaths Editorials Health Column Rnriio Sorial \ov\s Sports Stock Markets Television Voice Of Broadway What They Say -< 1.1

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