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Airport Program Gets FAA Okay TJ ft educational facilities at the former Air Force base. Cost of the program has been estimated at $1,500,000 by the commission, including $1,400,000 for the extension and resurfacings and $110,000 for the instrument landing Earlier estimates had been (Sm BAKALAR, Back Page, This Section) By ROBERT CARTER -Having had a required environmental impact study accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) the Columbus Aviation commission has received preliminary approval for a federal grant to finance partially a $1,500,000 runwdy improvement program at Columbus Bakalar Municipal airport. Airport Manager Harvey Poshard told Mayor Max An dress and his staff Wednesday that the Great Lakes FAA district had approved the commission's request for a grant from the federal ADAP program. Full FAA approval is expected in February, 1974, Poshard added. ADAP from the Aid to to permit aircraft to land at night and in poor visibility conditions with radar assistance.

The improvement program is not concerned with the of rezoning requests the aviation commission has been reeking from the city plan commission to develop industrial, business and the Development of Airports act provides for 75 per cent federal funding and 25 per cent local funding of major airport improvements. Included in the improvements program are a extension of the southwest runway, the resurfacing of all runways and tax-iways and the installation of an instrument landing system Tonight: Clearing Tomorrow: Colder -Price 15 Cents fA fJJK-i 'A 1 vJ7 THE REPUBLIC i -v yj -v -v ttatie Police Official Tt-n rr TYO Fired. aces INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) The head of the Indiana State Police organized crime unit has been relieved and faces criminal charges, Superintendent Robert L. DeBard of the ISP said today. "1 i.

1 First Graders Joel Pinnow and Kim Lohr peer around a snowman decoration Wednesday morning at Zaharako's Confectionery, 329 Washington. The two are members of a class from the St. Peter's Lutheran church school who took a field trip through the ice cream parlor, and The Commons in connection Joel said the trip was the best had, because of the ice cream of the group were teachers and Margaret Fenner. (Staff Photo by Jon Carlson) New Service Ready I Ross Ambulance To Stop Service in County Sunday Snowv Treat rejected his offer and Ross later announced he was leaving the county. Because no other service was available, the local funeral directors agreed to pay him $2,000 to continue operation until the end of December, to give the city and the county time to find an alternate service.

"We stayed until another service took over, so we have not left OL high and dry. We feel we the courthouse with their studies. one he'd ever treat. In charge Delores Strietelmeier '1 '1 in ByGREGSCHERSCHEL Ross Ambulance service has announced it will leave Bartholomew county at noon Sunday, and the new Athens Ambulance service has said it will be ready to take over at that time. If 9 4 states but elsewhere In nation state police report highway traffic normal, Page 35.

NIXON "unwise" to deduct over half-million dollars for the gift of his vice-presidential papers to the nation, Rep. Wilbur Mills believes, Page 36. RUCKELSHAUS thinks Nixon pursuing course that should remove any reason for his impeachment, Page 33. "Yesterday I did relieve Capt. R.

Wayne Hall, commander of the organized crime division," DeBard said. He said he planned to file charges against Hall, not saying what charges, and that it would be up to Marion County Prosecutor Noble L. Pearcy whether to prosecute. Gasoline Price Rising The law of supply and demand seems to be putting a drain in gasoline pumps while increasing the cost of the supply of the product available here. A telephone survey by The Republic showed today that some distributors recently raised the costs of petroleum to local retailers, and indications are that pattern likely will continue.

Price increases quoted showed equal hikes on both regular and ethyl from 1.2 cents to 2.1 cents on the gallon. High price found was ethyl at 49.1 a gallon while low price was 43.5 cents for regular. An apparent exception to the rule was voiced by David W. Norris who operates Nbrris Shell at 1720 National. Norris said his price for gasoline is the same as it recently has been.

He would not specify the price on the telephone but said that if persons wanted to know the cost is they can stop by the pumps and look, and that if they thought the prices were too high they could go elsewhere. He said there was no word of protest from dealers amid gas wars durig the past three years, but now retailers are upset about prices. Other retailers checked include Marathon, Sunoco and Standard dealers. Dick Graham who operates the Sunoco station west of the Interstate 65 interchange on Road 46 said distributors had increased the price of gasoline to the retailers. Since the first of the month gasoline cost at his station increased 2.1 cents for both regular and ethyl products.

Graham agreed with Johnny Sm GASOUNE, Back Pag, This Section) Thursday Dec. 13, 1973 Columbus, Ind. DeBard said the action was an outgrowth of an ongoing audit by the State Board of Accounts and a probe by three ISP field investigators. He hinted the action was related to audits of possible informant fee misuse. DeBard said also that Lt.

Jack L. Slaybaugh of the narcotics unit has resigned and Lt. John Ferguson of that unit is on sick leave. He declined to link their actions with the investigation. Lt.

Bruce A. Hubble now is acting head of the organized crime division and Lt. Kenneth Richcreek acting head of the narcotics unit, DeBard said. "It's very unpleasant," DeBard said. He said he had requested the audit upon replacing Robert Konkle as superintendent, just as department heads taking charge of other state departments often do.

He said Hall was relieved after a hearing before the state office personnel board of senior officers usually majors. He commented there was talk about controversies within the state police before Konkle left his job; DeBard on Monday announced nine officers had been reprimanded in writing and ordered to refund overpayments of travel expenses. Their names were not announced. He emphasized today that the board of accounts audit is continuing. A board of accounts spokesman today said nothing regarding Hall had been certified to the attorney general or Marion County prosecutor.

violations of the cease-fire and stepped up fighting in Vietnam and Cambodia. Warren said that the meeting was arranged by mutual agreement. He declined to say whether it was initiated by Washington or Hanoi. The. meeting will be the 28th between Kissinger and Tho, who negotiated the fragile cease-fire agreement that went into effect last Jan.

27 and was followed -by the total withdrawal of U. S. combat forces from Vietnam. The United States fulfilled its pledge to pull out within 60 days but the agreement be-, tween Kissinger and Tho did not require North Vietnam to withdraw its troops. Hanoi never publicly acknowledged ge 0 A- ACostlvBlaze Workers unload supplies for an attempt to hour.

The Red Adair company of Houston, quell the oil fire at the Patterson No. 1 well at Texas, will attempt to put out the blaze. Casper, Wyo. The fire started Nov. 30 and (UPI Telephoto) burns up about 200 to 250 barrels of oil per Official Studies Ambulance Plan By PARKER SAMS A health planning council staff member has begun a search for ways to rescue the county from the current ambulance service dilemma.

Richard A. Fields, assistant administrator for Region 11 Comprehensive Health Planning council, talked early this week with officials of the Bartholomew county hospital and Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, and several physicians seeking suggestions for providing ambulance service for the area. He plans to talk to others such as insurance carriers and other health service providers and to visit communities such as Jennings county and Connersville where successful ambulance service programs are under way. By the Dec. 31 meeting of the Bartholomew county commissioners, Fields expects to have a preliminary report listing alternative means of providing service.

The commissioners asked the advice of the health planning council after area funeral homes turned ambulance service over to a private firm, Ross Ambulance service, which subsequently announced it would cancel the service Sunday because of economic reasons. The health planning council serves Bartholomew, Jennings, Jackson, Decatur and Brown counties in health planning and review of federal fund requests in health-related projects. It is made up of health service providers and consumers and employs a professional advisory staff. There will be no cost to the county for the ambulance study. Fields said he is interested in getting as many ideas as possible from anyone in the community.

He can be reached at the council's offices at 2530 Sandcrest, telephone 372-5511. He said some of the suggestions for ambulance service have been forming a joint ambulance service with Brown county, (Sm HEALTH, Back Pag, This Section) have fulfilled our obligation and there is no sense in the funeral directors paying a thousand dollars for the last half of the month when the county now has an ambulance service which will take care of its needs," Ross said this morning. The county commissioners authorized Chief Hilycord, who is in charge of OL, to lease another ambulance which would be stationed at the county hospital and would be used to transfer Datients to Indiananolis hosnital when needed. It would be staffed Sm ROSS, Back Pag, This Section) Meet lead to a Middle East peace conference in Geneva Dec. 18.

Security arrangements for the four-hour visit to this militant Arab country, arranged only Wednesday, were tight because of reports from Washington that threats against Kissinger's life might be attempted during the tour. Kissinger's jet was surrounded at London airport by at least 12 American security men, all of them with their hands deep Inside iheir coat pockets. He was escorted to the airport by five carloads of police On the eve of his departure from London, Kissinger called, on Western Europe, Japan arid Canada to join the United States in a crash program to end the world energy crisis. Inside Today Columbus Police Chief David Hilycord said Operation Life emergency ambulance, the city and county operated ambulance service, will have two ambulances and one station wagon available for service: "We will continue to provide emergency service, and we will take care of as much as possible." Hilycord said. Bruce Ross, president of Ross Ambulance, said the company's stockholders had met and decided there was no reason to continue in this county until the end of the month, as originally planned, since there was another ambulance service which would be available.

There are three stockholders in the company with Ross and Gerald Angermeier, a Columbus attorney, as the directors. Lester Temple, owner of Athens ambulance service, said he will be ready to operate when Ross leaves. He will have one ambulance and a van for wheelchair patients. He will handle non-emergency ambulance service. Ross contracted with the local funeral directors Sept.

1 to provide the non-emergency service and OL back-up service which they formerly had provided. Ross reportedly lost money during the first three months he was in operation in Bartholomew county, and in November asked the city and the county if he could take over all ambulance service in the county, replacing OL. His proposal was for the city and the county to subsidize him for $35,000 and to allow him to charge a $25-a-run fee. He has charged a $25 fee for all runs he has made while working for the funeral directors. The city and the county both it had any men in South Vietnam.

In recent weeks, there have been increased clashes in South Vietnam between government forces and the Viet Cong. Tank and large-scale infantry warfare has been raging in the Central Highlands 100 miles northeast of Saigon. Area Details on Page 16 Richard L. Short, 60, Bean Blossom, owner and operator of Short's Market at Bean Blossom. Letta A.

Jones, 81, IMPEACHMENT proceedings could be one of the best things to happen to this nation in recent years, UPI Political Writer Howard Fields believes, Page 13. NEW STEPS are needed to cut down on the use of gasoline, whether or not rationing ultimately is decided on in the United States, Page 38. TRUCK drivers' protest "park-in" taking hold in some mm wr rasa Kissinger, Le Due Tho To aw a 1 Jf Today's Tickler GUS: What did the astronaut see cooking on the stove? WALLY- I don't know. GUS: Unidentified Frying Objects. -Thanks to Gayle Mclntyfe, 3414 Westenedge.

(Send your joke or quip to "Tickler," The Republic, PO Box 10, Columbus, Ind. 47201) I 7 7 ft Harold Comes To Visit, Page 7 Index ArchN. Booth ......4 Bruce 4 Comics 47 Ray .4 Dear Abby 23 Doctor's Column 47 Editorials 4,5 Paul Harvey. 4 Markets 16 Obituaries 16 Sports 25-28 Want 44-47 Women's News 6,7 7 .3 Scores of casualties have occurred in the Mekong Delta, and South Vietnamese warplanes have been bombing regularly. Meanwhile, Kissinger arrived in Algiers today and held talks with Algerian President Houari Boumedienne on the first leg of a seven-nation Middle East tour expected to Deaths Mildred R.

Johnson, 77, 623 Hoosier, North Vernon. Virgil Johnson, 77, of Seymour route 1, lifelong Jackson county resident and retired farmer. WASHINGTON (UPI) -Henry A. Kissinger and Le Due Tho, who negotiated the ceasefire that led to U. S.

withdrawal from Vietnam, will meet in Paris Dec. 20, presumably to discuss the greatly increased military activity in Indochina. A White H6use announcement this' morning of the meeting between the U. S. secretary of state and North Vietnam's chief negotiator said only that the meeting-was for a discussion of "matters of mutual interest in the present situation." Gerald L.

Warren, deputy presidential press secretary, declined to be more specific on the reason for the meeting but it apparently was arranged because of widespread The Weather INDIANA Rain and snow flurries ending tonight and colder with gradual clearing by early Friday. Mostly sunny and colder Friday. Lows tonight upper teens to low 20s. Highs Friday mid 30s. LOCAL TEMPERATURES Wednesday high 52.

Overnight low 42. Reading at 7 a.m. 46. Reading at 11:30 a.m. 43.

RAIN .08 Inch in 24-hour period til 11:30 a.m. SUNSET today 5:21 p.m. Sunrise Friday 7:58 a.m. EXTENDED OUTLOOK Saturday through Monday considerable cloudiness with chance of occasional snow or rain. No important temperature changes with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s..

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