The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on January 11, 1960 · 1
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Monday, January 11, 1960
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1 J iFJrir "i1 - - j j ... . , t-v. '-v v, ' ' if!L law.', if !,J , -J - i ' v -"- . ; 'V. 1 f t v. ,l s-m4f ! Expressway of Tomorrow? The section of Interstate 65 from Senate to College between 11th and 12th, will look something like this if present plans materialize. On the left, the proposed freeway turns north and heads toward Chicago. On the right, is a three-level directional traffic interchange to merge incoming traffic and funnel it south and east of downtown Indianapolis. This is the fiist of a series of aerial strip maps showing the recommended routes for more than half of the $140 million interstate expressway network planned inside Indianapolis. City, county and State Highway Department officials already have endorsed parts of Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 recommended by Harry W. Lochner, Chicago. A , public hearing on them is scheduled by the state ' late this month. The recommended route, including the section shown here, enters the city from the northwest, bypasses the downtown area east of College and then heads west and southwest toward Mars Hill. Design contracts might be let later this year, but it may be five years before the expressway becomes a reality. . Other sections, heading south toward Louisville and east toward Richmond, are still being studied by a committee of state, city and county officials. Next: The downtown bypass. QUACK Mostly cloudy, cooler today and tonight; rain likely tomorrow, high in mid-40s. Details on Page 17 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS The Great Hooser Daily Since 1869 "Where ihe Spirit of the Lord h, There Is Liberty" II Cor. 3-17 HOME EDITION 91st YEAR MEIrose 8-2411 MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1960 36 PAGES 7 CENTS VUUr Sewage Plant Row Likely to Go io Assembly By HUGH RUTLEDGE Legislation to allow the Sanitation Board to take over operation and main tenance of all private sewage disposal plants in Marion County probably will be submitted to the 1961 General Assembly, it was learned today. "We feel this is a logical step and this is the only way we can do it," explained James C. Courtney, board pres ident. In the meantime, Courtney added, the board also will study the possibility of the board operating some of these plants under private contracts with individual developers. "This might be a way to solve some immediate problems but we still aren't sure we can even do this under existing laws," he said. VOTE DUE WEDNESDAY OX ONE INSTALLATION The controversy over the installation and operation of these plants erupted last year when residents of two north-side areas objected to plans for new ones to serve two new subdivisions. A vote on one of these, proposed at 82d and Hoover Road, is scheduled Wednesday by the Metropolitan Plan Commission. Local health officials and the Metropolitan Planning staff, who favor the construction of these plants over installation of private septic systems, have admitted many of the 50 private systems row-used are not operated properly. Calvin S. Hamilton, plan commission executive secretary, requested in a letter last week to the sanitation board, that it should take over these private systems, run mostly by businesses and school systems. Mayor Charles H. Boswell said today he would favor making this proposal part of the 1961 legislative program. Meanwhile, officials of the City-County Health and Hospital Board are drafting a new ordinance to create stricter regulations and controls for the operation of these private treatment plants. Herman Hoglebogle Says: ' Citv. state and civic leaders have undertaken an important project in seeking increased and im proved airline service for In- d i a n a polis The city has a fine air terminal at Weir Cook Airport. We cannot sit idly by and watch airlines reduce service to the point that Indianapolis becomes a feeder stop. Good air transportation is an important factor in the continued growth of our city. Let's demand that Indianapolis get big-city treatment by the nation's air carriers. MAMMA BARDOT Brigitte Gives Birth to a Son ly Aitsciatid tint PARIS France's reigning movie queen, Brigitte Bardot, today gave birth to a 7-pound boy. "We are naming him Nicolas Jacques," the proud father, actor Jacques Charrier, .beamingly told a news conference. "He has blue eyes and a strong tenor voice." Miss Bardot and Charrier, both now. 25, were married last June 18. Her previous marriage to film director Roger Vadim, who directed her rise to fame as one of the world's most popular sex symbols, was childless. Charrier was at his wife's side when their son was born about 2:30 a.m. in their Paris apartment. Dr. Louis Bonnet, who de livered the baby, said he is a beautiful boy v. ith brown hair. He "cried lustily," the doctor added. Miss Bardot had insisted on remaining in the apartment for the birth. She said she did not want to go to a hospital, and a small maternity clinic was set up in her home. The film beauty was reported to have undergone the delivery "very courageously." CHURCH FOES ARGUE, SING LIKE THE DEVIL By United Press International YSTALYFERA, Wales There was nothing but trouble, trouble, trouble in one church yesterday. For months the congregation of the Soar Lelsh Baptist Chapel had been feuding over a move to fire a preacher. He eventually moved away but the feud continued. Yesterday the two opposition groups both .sent ministers to the pulpit. Both spoke to the congregation simultaneously, each trying to shout above the other's voice. Both called for hymns to be sung and the congregation responded by -singing two hymns each side trying to drown out the other. It got to be too much for a deacon who ran outside and called in a policeman. Police Sgt. Wally Portnell and a constable walked into the church and began shouting for quiet. They advised the 40.persons in the church to return home. The rivals filed out, still arguing. Last night one of the group called a "let's-be-friends" meeting. It broke up in argument. ti V Vandals Paint Red F's on New .C. Gymnasium Indiana Central College's new $600,000 gymnasium has been defaced before it could be opened. The north and east sides of the 6,000-seat gym were disfigured over the weekend by vandals who painted hu?e "F's" on doorways and concrete approach walks. Vandals used the red cement paint on the north entrance Saturday night. Earlier in the evening Central's Greyhounds had beaten Franklin, 90-81, in a basketball game at Franklin. There was a student free-for-all at the conclusion of the game. The milling mob was calmed down within a minute, but not before some punches had been exchanged. Players did not participate in ' the brawl. Indiana Central employees found the damage yesterday morning. Last night the vandals returned and painted red "F's" again on the north-side entrance-ways. The new gym will be formally opened and dedicated January 19 when the Greyhounds play Hanover. School Yeggs Take $1,200 About $1,200 in cash was taken from a safe at Lawrence Central High School, police reported today. Roy Clark, custodian at the school, called the sheriffs office about 6:25 a.m. after discovering the break-in. The building is at 7555 E. 56th. A safe in the office had been punched and ripped open, deputies reported. Deputies at first said about $2,000 was taken, but principal Louis Darst said a check of records showed $1,200 or slightly more was gone. School officials said the money was part of receipts from Saturday night's Law rence. Central-Greenfield basketball game and the dance that followed. Almost a year ago to the day, about $1,500 was taken from an unlocked safe at the school, the sheriff's depart ment said. Hoosaers n usi in Ran Tri-Level Interch State's Superroad nges in Plans Nikita Sends 'Good Will' Note to Ike ly AMstiated Fri WASHINGTON President Eisenhower today received a "good will message"' from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The message was described that way by Russia's Ambas sador, Mikhail Menshikov, who delivered it personally at the White House. After a 20-minute meeting with Mr. Eisenhower, arranged at Khrushchev's request, Menshikov told newsmen he could report only that he had delivered a good will messaee from the Soviet Premier. The White House had said earlier it would be an oral message. When reporters pressed Menshikov for detail regarding the message, he replied simply that he had "conveyed Mr. Khrushchev's new year's greetings and best wishes to the President and his family. i BY JACK AVERITT Ten years from today you'll be able to drive from Lebanon to downtown Indianapolis without stopping for a traffic light. You'll take a four-lane, sometimes eight-lane expressway where no pedestrians are allowed. Intersections, as far as the fenced-off superhighway is concerned, will be only a memory. You'll pass through one, perhaps two three-level traffic interchanges. Your trip will be quicker and safer than it was in 1960. But don't expect to average the 50 or 70 mph design speeds of the new highways. There still will be traffic congestion. These are some of the predictions of Harry W. Lochner of Chicago. Planning highways is his business and Lochner has been doing business in and near Tndianannlis nff 1 Q 70an on' or near I M M wly a decade. When the city was a client, in 1951, he recommended the first major one-way & t r e e t system. For four or five years, with the State Highway Department as a client, he has been planning expressway routes in and near Indianapolis and in other parts of the state. By 1970, Lochner predicts: J You'll he driving or- more than half the proposed interstate expressways to be built inside Indianapolis. The remainder will be either in the design or construction stage. I A h, 1 t ' iff ' wmmim ir Rain and Drizzle to Cover State Drizzle beginning in southern Indiana today and tonight will extend north tomorrow with rain likely in Indianapolis. Predicting temperatures in the mid-40s tomorrow, the Weather Bureau sees no important temperature" changes in the next five days. Chessman Denied WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court today again denied a hearing to Caryl Chessman, Los Angeles sex bandit who is scheduled to be executed February 19. NEWS FEATURES Pages Amusements 20 Bridge 18 Business News ....27,28 Comics 24 Crossword Puzzle ...36 Editorials 10 Obituaries 6-9 Picture Page 12 Radio and TV 25 Sports 13-13 Star Gazer 24 Want Ads .........27.35 Women's Features 22, 23V v HARRY W. LOCHNER . ... Highways are his business 2 Interstate 465, the proposed belt expressway a.ound the city, will be a reality, including the now controversial north leg. (Parts of the west and south legs already are under construction or construction contract). 3 More than half the proposed 930 miles of new interstate expressways crisscrossing Indiana not counting the toll road will have been completed and opened to traffic. Lochner's forecast hinges on two things. First is the assumption that federal policy won't change and that federal funds, which finance 90 of the cost, will continue to be available as anticipated. Secondly, especially where expressways inside the city are concerned, continued cooperation of local and state officials is essential. RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED Not Far Off Those 1970 expressways for Indianapolis are nearer than you think. The first public hearing on routes for more than half of the interstate system of "expressways inside Indianapolis probably will be held before February 1. After that the Federal Bureau of Public Roads will be asked for route approval of sections already okayed by city, county and state officials. If approved, contracts with private engineering firms may be let later this year. Recently a coordinating committee of city, county, state and federal officials approved Lochner's route recommendation for parts of Interstate 65 (Chicago to Louisville) and Interstate 70 (Richmond to Terre Haute) inside the city. Generally, Interstate 65 enters the city from the northwest, crossing White River near 36th and angling toward the downtown area. It would bypass downtown Indianapolis on the east, east of College. Near Mqrris, Interstate 70 would head west and southwest toward Mars Hill. Even if this recommendation proceeds on schedule toward reality, it will be at least five years before you can begin to drive it, Lochner emphasizes. This much time is required for preliminary work, surveys, designing, the big job of acquiring right of way and for construction. Design alone may take two years. One three-level directional interchange will be northeast of the downtown area where commuter and incoming traffic from Chicago, Richmond and Ft. Wayne will merge and head south. The other Is planned southeast of the downtown area where ' Louisville and Terre Haute-bound traffic will be separated. The cloverleaf type inter change as it now is known, Locher says, will be "passe. It is being replaced by direc tional, many level inter changes or by more simple, diamond-shaped interchanges for two reasons traffic can move faster and less right of way will be required. Most of the Indianapolis ex presswav network will be either elevated or depressed. New and wider local streets and state routes will feed and be fed traffic to and from the interstate expressway prob ably about every half mile. Parking facilities, Lochner says, will spring up near downtown exits. Pedestrians will have to go under or over expressways and the expressways themselves will go over and under existing streets, rivers and railroad tracks. Since there will be no serv ice stations or any other bust nesses allowed along the ex pressways, cruising vehicles will look for motorists with car trouble. In rural areas, telephones will be available at frequent roadside parks. Lochner predicts Hoosiers will drive 10 minutes out of their way in order to get on an interstate expressway. , Life in 1970 for the motorist, he says, will be better and longer. NEXT: More shopping centers, says Walter Wolf. X is I S V 38th St I ? I 1 V 16th St f 1 Woshington St. 1 S Area of fodoy's Mop I 11 i J u u Wreck 2 Others Killed in Ohio Derailment Two Hoosiers were killed and 1 1 injured last night 1 when the New York Central's Southwestern Limited, apparently without brakes, roared through a 15-mph switch at Wellington, O., at 80 miles an hour and derailed. Two other persons were killed and 34 more injured as the 10-car train carrying 155 passengers crashed en route to Cleveland from St. Louis and Indianapolis. Hoosiers killed in the wreck were George P. Rummel, 3720 N. Butler, and Kenneth V. Hale, 42, Rosedale, both Pennsylvania Railroad conductors going to a Cleveland union convention. Rummel was local chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Hale was president of Local 146, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, at Brazil. Also dead are the train's fireman, Phillip J. Lehman, 46, Cleveland, and a woman tentatively identified as Audrey G. Cox, about 50, St. Paris, O. INDIANAPOLIS MAN 'CRITICAL List of Dead and Injured From the Press Associations WELLINGTON, O. Dead and injured in last night's New York Central train derailment here: KNOWN DEAD Cleveland, fir- Rosedal, Phil J. Lehman, 44, man. Kenneth Hale, 41, Route 1, ind George p. Rummel, 55, 3720 N But. ler, Indianapolis, an off-duty conductor. Audrey G. -Cox, Hi, St. Paris, O. INJURED In Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin: Gladys Price, Anderson, Ind. Charles W. Johnson, Buffalo. Norman F. LaBounty, Indianapolis. Charles LaBounty, Deaew, N.V. Milton E. Sebenoler, Upper Sandusky. O. William Austin, Buffalo. Evelyn Slayman, Oes Moines. Kenneth Ellington, Marion, O. Mrs. Paul W. Baumgarlener, Newbury, Mo. Nelson Williams, Buffalo. Arthur Cyphers, Piaua, O. Albert Young, Buffalo. Charles Chatlain, Richmond, Cal. Elizabeth Suet, Marion, O. Josehine Gunevich, Benld, III. Genevieve Clark, Mattoon, III. Army Pfc. Paul Hough, Lebanon, Mo. J. Everett O Connor, Linton, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Eorl Stewart, Cleveland. Polly Fleece, Cleveland. Jessie Roberts, East Cleveland. Evangie H. Jones, Cleveland Height!. Helen Watkins, 71, Cleveland Heights. Corrinne Mitchell, Cleveland. George R. Guilfoyle, Cleveland. Henry W. Kirstem, Cleveland, nq. neer. Raymond Ou Bois, 11 S. Ith, Beech. Grove, Ind. Olive Neff, Anderson, Ind. Marine Sgt. Alton A. Conley, Indian-0 polis. Henry K. Biehl, Muncie, Ind. Robert D. Morrison, Anderson, Ind. Mrs. E. F. Barker. Akron, O. Lois Hurley, 1515 Spann, Indianapolis. Joseph W. Nelson, 60, Buffalo, N.Y. Mrs. J. Richley, WMIowick, O. In Community Hospital, Medina: Claude G. Hurley, 55, 1535 Spann, Indianapolis. In Community Hospital, Lodi: Orville Morrison, H, Cleveland, treated and released. In Memorial Hospital, Elyria: Beverly Jenninqs, 31, New York City. Frank Gornenshik, St, Lorain, O. Johanna Gornenshik, 4t, Lorain, treated and released. Moryetta Gilbert, Geneva, N.Y treated and released In St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland: Sister M. Elizabeth Marie of Firman-Desloqe Hospital, St. Louis. Sister M. Dismos of St. Mary's Hos Bital, St Louis. T j- i t , ,t ir m. una raui or r. tiuoDcin Leaking diesel fuel Ca'JZht. Hospital, Lafayette, ind. fire almost immediately, but . the fire did not spread. A railroad attorney said the train jumped the track on a crossover before it came to the Claude S. Hurley, 53, 1535 Spann, a New York Central conductor, was critically injured in the wreck. His wife suffered less serious injuries, according to railroad officials. The wreck occurred when the train derailed after striking a signal tower. Seven cars were pulled off the track and most of the cars came to rest at about a 45-degree angle. One baggage car slammed into a combined passenger and baggage car and came to rest on top of it. Speedometer tapes indicate the train was traveling about 80 mph when it left the tracks, according to W. B. Salter, In dianapolis, general manager of the southern district of the railroad. Marion Tudor, 20-year-old shipping clerk, was walking with his 17-year-old girl friend nearby and witnessed the wreck. He ran to the engine and helped pull out engineer H. W. Kirstein, 63, of Cleveland. He said Kirstein told him that the locomotive's brakes and speed ometer were not working. The train had stopped in In dianapolis at 3:20 p.m. yesterday on its way east from St. Louis. ' The train was being routed around a waiting freight train when it crashed at the Ohio village about 37 miles south west of Cleveland. TODAY'S DETAILS . . . dotted rectangle locates map at top of this page. intersection of New York Cen tral and Nickel Plate tracks. Two cars took the brunt of the smashup. One was a com bination baggage - passenger coach which spun sideways across the tracks and was smashed broadside by the coach which followed it. Most of the dead and seriously ab jured were removed from theA two cars. Allen Memorial Hospital, which received most of the injured, said it hrMreated and released 33 persWK and admit ted 19. It is 10 miles from the wreck scene. Other injured were sent to hospitals in other . nearby towns Flyria, Norwalk, Medina and Lodi. and fire." The signal towerman, Edward Reish, 27, of Wellington, had climbed down beside the track to hand the engineer an order on s Stic. "I saw the train was coming too fast," Reish said, "and I took off running to the side. Something hit me in the leg and knocked me down, and I just laid there." Pictures on Pages land 17

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