The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on December 31, 1964 · 6
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p. -j,- , r- . ii W "J fl! .toTV- r.v e- ' St rf Business Mews, Page 31 Sports News, Pages 28-30 Comics, 26, 27; TV, 39 Mickey McCarty Says: FELLOW TAXPAYERS: Be fore we get too exuberant in celebrating the passing of 1964 and the advent of t h j New Year, perhaps it would be wise VSp I to give a sober-I ing thought as l!v J to what may Mickey happen to us taxwise,' in the coming 12 months. : . . . U 7 ' ' . We've noticed some of the experts are saying chances of a tax boost in Indiana in 1965 seem rather remote at this time. We hope they are right But don't forget the Indiana State Legislature will be in session for 61 days and we've yet to find anyone who can safely predict what a Hoosier legislature is going to do. Record Take': At legis- iauve ses sions held this year in other states, tax levies reached an all-time high of $24.5 billion, according to the annual state tax round-up of the Commerce Clearing House, of Chicago. And just look what's ahead of us. ' ... c4 i ' , :;;,... ' . 1; In the new year, legislative sessions will be held in 47 of the 50 states, and 42 of these will begin in January. The forecast of the CCH is that ; the increasing state tax trend Is expected to continue up-. ward and! upward. In fact, it predicts that about 25 per cent of the estimated 89,000 bills expected to be intro- duced will involve . taxes, with some 2,500 becoming - law. ' ' Goodlntention:lt'only ; natural that Indiana legislative leaders, with their top-heavy Democratic majority, will strive to avoid any tax increases, but the best of intentions sometimes ans lost in the shuffle of,' legislative procedures. So, let's not be surprised if after the modification of some of our present tax laws as has been proposed is accomplished, we waxe up after the session is over'' and find ourselves with new tax increases. ' When the Federal income tax rates were reduced earlier this year, some of the states had to revise their withholding rates in order to maintain their present level of revenue. Also during the present year, sales and use taxes were increased in a number of states, and it's reported several additional states will do likewise in 1965. Cigarette Tax: velopments sparked state cigarette tax legislation in 1964. First, Mississippi hiked its tax-per-pack rate to 9 cents a national high. And Colorado r long one of three states Which didn't tax cigarettes began levying a new 3 cents a pack tax. Colorado's action leaves only Oregon and North .Carolina as states without a cigarette tax, , i . , . . '. Alaska and California, through their legislatures, provided immediate property tax relief legislation for victims of the March 27 Alaskan earthquake and subsequent California tidal wave. Also, alcoholic beverage retailers, jobbers and - wholesalers in both states were allowed excise tax relief for goods danv. aged by the quake or tidal wave. , ' ' However, our main thought today is to forget all about taxes now or in the future and wish all you Fellow Taxpayers a Happy and Prosperous New Year. ; TODAY'S DEFINITION WfOONC RING What a man gives hit girl when ho cannot afford to go. Heady with her any longer. V , ' ' . HOLIDAY WANT AD SERVICE Call ME 8-2411 tomorrow from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. to place your Quick-Action Want Ad for Saturday's classified section. The want ad counter will be closed on New Year's Doy- The Quick-Action Want Ad Number Is ME 8-2411 TODAY'S INDIANA NEW; Gathered for Thursday, December, 31, ssum (gigrc- DePauw Lambda Chi Unit Ends Race Line By BILL WILDHACK The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity chapter at DePauw University has established a first on the campus by pledging a Negro. The student was pledged shortly before the Christmas vacation period. Cyril F. (Duke) Flad, executive secretary of the Lambda Chi national organization with headquarters at 3434 Washington Blvd., said: , "We removed the fraternity's prescriptive clause in 1962. Since we have no such clause, this is strictly a local chapter matter." V - Dr. William E. Kerstetter, president of DePauw, said he believes, while the views of the students will not be unanimous, "these things are quite generally accepted." . - DID YOU NOTICE? A blonde In a white Corvette on Kentucky at Georgia sipping coffee from a paper cup at 6 ajn. today ... A bicvele tire draped over a street sign at Kenwood and 40th ... A man who had rescued a windblown hat standing on the corner of Market and Pennsylvania looking for its owner. '. ' i - While we are saying good-by to 1964, it's a good time to check the holiday on the 1965 calendar. ' One thing is immediately apparent: Two of the major holidays Memorial Day, May 30, and Independence Day, July 4 come on Sunday, which means they will be observed on Monday. ' '! " . And, as a result, the 500-Mile Memorial Day race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be run on Monday, May 31. Many persons,' including Mickey (Fellow Taxpayers) McCarty of The News, have urged that Memorial Day by law be observed the' last Monday in May each year. ' . Workers generally consider it a boon when a holiday falls on Friday or Monday, giving them a three-day weekend. Well, 1965 starts right out with New Year's Day tomorrow. Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12, when many places close up shop, comes on Friday and Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, is on Monday. ; : i ' , . Labor Day, the first Monday in September, will be the 6th and Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, comes on the 25th. . :..,'"..., , , r ' Christmas, Dec. 25, comes oh Saturday and so does New Year's Day, 1966. That means public employes will probably be given a vacation the Fridays before. :- Happy holidays, everybody. ' : : f ; ' NAMES IN THE NEWS: ' A Ben Davis High School team, composed of WILMA GILLEY, LINDA HASKELL and THERESA DAY, has won the national 4-H service committee trophy for vegetable judging at the National Junior Horticultural Association convention in ' New Orleans. D WIGHT COTTINGH AM is team coach . . . MRS. W. A. FRASER and her dog slumbered peacefully the other night when a burglar broke into her home near Valparaiso and ransacked three rooms Deputy Sheriff BRUCE COCHRAN said nothing of great value was taken , . The Indianapolis law firm of O'Hara, Krise and Holland was paid $1,125 front Gov. ' MATTHEW' E. WELSH'S contingency fund fo , represent HARRY McCLAIN, state insurance commissioner) in the case of Old Underwriters, Inc., 2025 E. 46thr versus McClain in Shelby Circuit Court The fee was based on a rate of $150 a day for iy2 days . :1 DR. DURWARD L. ALLEN, professor of wildlife management at Purdue University, tomorrow will begin a three-year team as a director of the American Forestry Association . . . HELEN SPARKS, a pianist who has played several Indianapolis supper clubs, is now entertaining at Paxton's Restaurant and Lounge, Sherman and New York. . . WEATHER FORECAST By the U.S. Weather Bureau Until fray ' Mornirw Figurt Shew Lew Tmerattirfl trxpactad ' : (Eastern Standard Time) Temperature V. . (24 Hours to 6 A.M. Today) . Actual Predicted Record This Date Year Ago Low.. 31 (11:55p.m.) Low 30s High.. 57 (5:30a.m.) Mid-50s Barometer (Sea Level) Inches Millibars 7 a.m 30:48 1033 Sunrise,' 8:06 Sunset, 5:30 Humidity yesterday: High, 100; low, 79. - r Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7:30 a.m., 0. Total precipitation since Jan. 1, 36.35 inches. Deficiency, 2.90. - Total degree days below 65 since July 1, 2,055. Normal, 2,144. Indianapolis Not so cold Car-Truck Crash Hurts 2 Columbus Women On U.S. 31 Two women where hurt when their car collided with a livestock truck on U.S. 31 at Markwood today. ",; Sandra K. Bova, 24, and Judith Ziegler, 24, both Columbus, suffered head injuries and lacerations in the wreck at 5:20 a.m. They are in fair condition at General Hospital. James Oakes, 38, Glasgow, Ky," the truckdriver, said he was making a "U" turn at Markwood when the Southbound car driven by Mrs. Bova crashed into the right rear wheels of the semitrailer. STATE DEATHS ON PAGE 32 The Great Hoosier Daily By'lts Staff Reporters and 150 Special Correspondents 1964 THE as Oara from U.i. WUJHIK (UMAU 10 3 (1880) 0 68(1875-1951) 24 tonight with occasional light rain beginning after midnight; rain and warmer tomorrow; low. tonight in the mid-30s, high tomorrow in the low 50s. , t j . - " ' Indiana Mostly cloudy to night; cloudy and a - little warmer : with rain tomorrow afternoon; low tonight 28 to 34. Weather 7:3 .m. Hiah Low Atlanta Cloudy M 53 Bismarck Clear IS -16 Boston ................... .Clear 37 14 Buffalo Cloudy 4t . 33 Charleston, S.C. Clear 54 Chicago Clear 44 7 Cincinnati .....PtCldy M II Cleveland Clear 54 11 Denver Clear 41 13 Detroit PtCldy 4 33 El Poso Clear l M Evansvllle .Cloudy 41 35 Port waynt .... Fort worth Jacksonville ... Kansas City .... London Los Anaelet .. LouHville Memphis Miami Beach .., Minneapolis .. MuMegon , New Orleans... New York , Norfolk ., Oman ........ Paris Phoenix Pirn Burgh Portland. Ore.., Rome .......... St. Louis Salt Lake City, son Antanit..., .... C ear 51 33 ...Cloudy 41 50 .... Fair . 74 4 ...Cloudy 44 35 ...PtCldy 41 ... .... Clear M 43 ...Cloudy 47 34 Rain 71 - 5 ...PtCldy 75 71 .... Snow ' 30 14 .... PtCldy 44 31 Pair 71 57 .... Cloudy 44 43 i... PtCldy 41 51 ...Cloudy 40 23 Rain 44 " ...Cloudy 54 44 .Cloudy .PtCldy 34 17 N ..Clear 34 .Cloudy 55 37 .Cloudy 32 24 .Cloudy 7 4 San Francisco PtCldy 54 45 37 27 Seattle Snow south Bend........ Clear 44 ' n Tampa Clear 73 4 Washington, D C Clear 57 34 High In 4J-state area: 15 at Laredo, Tex. Law: -n at Wllllnsten, N.D. Hourly Temp. Humidity 6:00 a.m 29 92 7:00 a.m. .... 29 92 8:00 a.m. .... 27 ..... 96 9:00 a.m. .... 28 10:00 a.m. ... . 31 11:00 a.m 33 . . vo ..... 96 ..... 90 INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Hoop Harmony CREENCASTLE. Ind Is it "Home on the Hardwood." or "They're Fast-. Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine"? These . jndianapolis basketball products, now on the DePauw University team, hope their harmony will bring Boy Admits Windows Special to The News ' TERRE HAUTE, Ind. A 17-year-old Indiana Boys School escapee has admitted causing an estimated $10,000 damage in a weekend window-breaking spree , here. , Police said Max L. Allsup, Terre Haute, told them, "I just like to break things." , AllsupK , they . s a i d, was among seven youths who es caped from the Boys School at Plainfield last Nov. "1. He told police he had been living with his mother here since that time. Police said Allsup and a half-brother wrecked the interior of a downtown department store in Terre Haute in 1959 in a weekend spree. Allsup was sent to the Boys School shortly after that incident. Allsup is accused of shooting windows out of businesses, stores and automobiles in sales lots in the near-downtown area. Police' said the youth told them he threw the weapon, believed to be a BB gun or a pellet gun, in the Wabash River. Police described the youth as "dangerous" and said they were conferring with the Vigo County prosecutor on the disposition of the case. After Allsup's arrest, police began a search for his companions to determine if there had been an accomplice. No other arrests have been made, however. Willkie Loses Custody Suit NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) Banker Philip H. Willkie today lost a long fight for custody for his 11 -year-old son. Henry Circuit Judge Wesley W, Ratliff Jr. announced the boy, Philip Heffelfinger Willkie, will remain in the charge of his mother, Rosalie H. Willkie. Willkie, son of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie, and his wife were divorced in 1962 after 11 years of marriage. Mrs. Willkie was awarded custody of their three sons, including Wendell II, 13, and Frank, 7. Mrs. Willkie lives now in suburban Minneapolis, where she sells real estate. Willkie, a farmer, is president of the Rushville National Bank. The family appeared before Judge Ratcliff in a hearing yesterday. Young Philip testified on the stand he would prefer to live with his father. The three sons spent Christmas on the Willkie farm. Under Judge Ratliffs ruling, Philip may spend two months a year with his father. Smashing Progress Group Wants Planner Mayor John J. Barton's top level advisory committee has a new name and soon probably will have an $18,000-a-year executive director. At the group's second meeting yesterday, chairman Frank E. McKinney announced the newly formed body would be called the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. He said it would be composed of an executive committee and at least 11 subcommittees, each with ,J2 to 15 members. At the same time, attorney Claude M. Spilman, chairman of a special subcommittee assigned to set up a committee administrative staff, announced an "expert in s city planning now working in another city" will be hired if financing for the $30,000 proposed yearly budget is obtained. McKinney said the Indianapolis Foundation has been asked to provide $15,000 a year for a period of three years to help finance the proposal to hire a director and staff and rent office space. The remainder of the operation costs would be obtained from interested citizens and firms, he said. McKinney also announced the appointment of Spilman and James L. Gloin, president of L.S. Ayres & Co., as vice-chairman of the executive committee. He explained the executive group would consist of himself, the two vice-chair- Retailers' Aid Named Charles A. Beal, former administrative assistant to Lt. Gov. Richard O. Ristine, and a native of La Porte, has been appointed director of public affairs activities of the Indiana Retail Council. The NEWS Photo, Pot ftedmond. Retires At 83 TERRE HAUTE, lnd. Judge Albert R. Owens, 83. retired from Vigo Superior Court 2 today after 32 years as a superior court jurist.' A member of the bar since 1903, the still-spry Owens plans to go into private practice, this time with his 54-year-old son, Albert F. Owens. Judge Owens, also a former county prosecutor, and his wife, Mary, 82, will vacation in Florida before he returns to work. tilliSBillil- Page 21 a victory over Butler University at Indianapolis Saturday.' The returning natives include (left to right) Jack Hogan, Broad Ripple; Denny Barrett,' Howe; Morgan Everson, North Central, and Dick Putt, pianist, Southport. Came time is 8:15 p.m. men, all subcommittee chairmen and Mayor Barton. The proposed subcommittees, whose chairman will be selected later, are: Finances and tax policy ' , - . Legislative Heuting Downtown development , ' Streets and highways ' ' . Sports and recreation Health, welfare and education Governmental organization - Arts and culture Urban renewal ; Industrial developmanr , i In other business, James W. Beatty, Marion County Demo cratic chairman and city cor poration counsel, reported he has enlisted the voluntary aid of 25 attorneys to help prepare and follow through on bills expected to be presented to the General Assembly. McKinney said the group "might as well disband if some of the obstructionist legislation which has stalled progress in Indianapolis is not removed." 1 Barbiturates Found In Body Of Morgan - LOUISVILLE (AP) ' The body of an Indiana canning executive contained a considerable amount of barbiturates, according to an autopsy report filed today. The Hoosier, Ivan Edward Morgan, 25, was found dying Dec. 23 in the bathroom of his luxury apartment in downtown Louisville. Morgan, a graduate of Indiana University, was found by his wife of two months. Mrs. Morgan, who was I.U. Arbutus yearbook queen in 1960, had summoned the building manager to break into the locked apartment. Morgan was assistant to his father, Ivan H. (Jack) Morgan, president of Morgan Packing Co., Austin, Ind. William Anderson, deputy coroner, filed the autopsy report but said it was incomplete. He announced a final report on the utopsy would be ready in a few days. : 3 Stores Planned At Logansport Special ta The News LOGANSPORT, Ind Three new additions will be built at the Eastgate Chopping Center at a cost of $348,000. The additions include a 45,-000-square-foot Arlan's Department Store, 3,000 feet for a shoe store and 4,000 feet that have not been leased. Arlan's will be open by March. Fryling Construction Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., is general contractor for the expansion. . War Mothers To Meet The American War Mothers University Heights Chapter will hold a business meeting at 3325 S. Meridian, the home of Mrs. James McGahey, at 1 p.m. Jan. 11. 5 On v WM I a' m mm m r mm Tods Years " i . Traffic Toll As 1964 fades into history, the toll of deaths on Hoosier streets and highways will be marked into the No. 2 position, surpassed only by 1941. Indiana's traffic count for 1964 stood at 1,390 today, compared with 1,322 on the same date last year. However, late reports brought the final 1963 toll to 1,344, and similar late reports anddeaths occurring later from accidents before midnight probably will push the 1964 toll over the 1,400 mark. The worst year on Hoosier highways was 1941 when 1,478 deaths were recorded. Traffic safety experts expect the long New Year's weekend to contribute heavily to the opening i of the 1965 traffic fatality records. . They predict as many as 45 persons will die on Indiana roads between the Christmas and New Year's holiday periods. So far, 22 persons have been killed. The National Safety Council, meanwhile, predicted 300 to 360 persons would die in traffic accidents during the three-day, 78-hour holiday period, beginning at 6 o'clock this evening and ending Sunday at midnight. The record toll was 374 in 1959. DENNIS CUMERFORD, 11, Bunker Hill, was killed yesterday in two-car collision at the intersection of two Miami County roads north of Ko-komo. His brother, Jerome, 12, was injured seriously in the crash. The two boys were thrown to the pavement when a car $20 Taken In Store Holdup Two armed men took $20 from an employe of a grocery store at 5209 Massachusetts today. Douglas Hartsock, 30, 5211 Massachusetts, said the men, one wearing a black sweatshirt and blue coveralls and the other wearing a black ski hood and a black topcoat, took the money about 4:50 a.m. One of the men flashed a .22-caliber pistol, he said. Crimes reported to police in a 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. today: ,- Thefts from cars 19 16 21 2 Larcenies Breakins Robberies Assaults Youth To Lose Leg, Won't Dance '64 Out ' By JIM MCLAUGHLIN The 16-year-old boy who ran away from home rather than face the amputation of his leg is in a Los Angeles hospital and could joke about the operation today. "I guess I won't dance the oid year out," RONALD BAKER said. His bed is crowded with letters from well-wishers offering encouragement. He said many came from persons who have undergone similar operations and resumed normal lives afterward. Doctors say Ronald must lose his leg or die of can:er. Picture on Page 2. ' POPE PAUL VI has received an invitation to visit the New York World's Fair next summer by the fair's executive committee. The invitation, presented to the pontiff by committee chairman THOMAS J. DEEGAN JR., recalled the Pope's recent trip to India and said it aroused a hope that one day you might also visit our shores." The Pope last visited the United States in 1960, when he was archbishop of Milan. Some confusion had arisen around the fate of WILLIAM McCHESNEY, missionary in the Congo. His father, who lives in Phoenix, reported last month he had been Informed by the World Evangelization Crusade that his son's body had been found near Wamba. But the U.S. State Department said it had no confirmation of this and listed him as unaccounted for. His death has now been confirmed. . Taking a tip from FBI Direct tor J. EDGAR HOOVER, the Secret Service has ordered driven by Anita Dietzen, 29, Kokomo, skidded into the rear of the car driven by the boys mother, Anna Cumerford, 56. Mrs. Cumerford suffered minor injuries. , Youths Held After Chase EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) An Indiana state trooper chased two teen-agers in a car into Kentucky at speeds up to 120 miles an hour today before the car was wrecked. The driver of the vehicle pulled out a tire iron and started to battle with Trooper Charles P. Williams after the car skidded into a ditch." He was subdued and taken to jail at Henderson, Ky. along with a passenger. The driver was listed as Ernest H. Love Jr., 17, Henderson. He was charged with speeding, disregarding an emerg ency vehicle, avoiding arrest arrl nccanlr His companion listed at William A. Brantley, 18, Henderson, was charged with breach of peace. Williams said he started after the teen-agers' car when he saw them speeding south on U.S. 41 in Indiana. He said they roared across the Ohio River bridge south of Evans- ville, forcing several other automobiles to one side. An officer can follow a suspect into another state in an active chase. Few Labor Disputes Left - Indiana is closing out 1964 with only six unsettled labor disputes the State Division of Labor reported today. The firms, unions involved, number of employes and starting date of strike: P. W. Meant Co., South Bond) ' . Amalgamated Clothing Worker, 70; Oct. 7. Davil Gray Iron Castings Inc., New Castle; UAW Local W; Ms Oct. I. Tribune-Star Publishing Co., Terra Haute; International Typographical Union Local 7 and America Newspaper Guild; 310; Oct. W. lack Stay Welt Co., Union Cityl UAW Local I7S; 100; Oct. it. Pierce Governor Co., Andersonl UAW Local 4l); Nov. t. Firm hat announced It will move to Upland. Grapho Products Inc., Indianapolis; UAW Local eel; 115; Nov. 11 - bullet-proof glass and armor plate installed in the inaugural parade reviewing stand. Similar precaution? are being con sidered for the inaugural plat form at the Capitol. Hoover made the suggestion that the President be protected with a bullet-proof shield at his inauguration in his recommendation to the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of John F.Kennedy. PATRICIA NLXON, daughter of former Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, was , among 53 young women who made their debut . into society Tuesday night at the international debutante ball at the Astor Hotel in New York. The 18-year-old Miss Nixon's escorts were Midshipman Gary C. Granal of the U. S. Academy, and Edward Finch Cox, New York. Mr, and Mrs. Nixon, Patricia, and their other daughter, Julie, 16, yesterday left for a vacation at Biscayne Key, Fla. '', Patricia Nixon makes debut.' 1 if f fir -

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