The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on October 28, 1964 · 4
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Wednesday, October 28, 1964
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Business News, Pages 47, 48 sports News, Pages 42-46 Comics, 40, 41; TV, 59 FELLOW TAXPAYERS: Approximately 2,400,000 Hoosier citizens are eligible to vote in the general election next Tuesday, and about 2,167,000 of them are expected to exercise that right. Those are the estimates of voting offi- Mickey cia's and Qua'-i f i ed political observers as included in a nationwide survey conducted by the Associated Press. In each case, the number of eli-gibles and the number expected to vote in Indiana are higher than the vote cast in the Presidential election of 1960. The vote four years ago was 2.135,360. Up 4 Million: Th exPerts iv iiu indue the estimates for the coming election said a total of 8S,-697,400 persons are registered or otherwise qualified in states which do not require central registration. That's an increase of 4,100,000 over the I960 figure. They also predicted 70,856.0.50 a record high will take part in Tuesday's presidential election. The latter figure is only about 2,000,000 more than the number of Americans who actually cast votes in the 1960 election. A similar preelection survey in 1960 predicted a turnout of 67,300,-000. The actual vote was 68,-838,979. A similar error this year would mean a turnout of about 72,300,000. Disaualitied' Te total n vote in 1960 represented about 63 per cent of the 107,000,000 Americans of voting age reported by the U.S. Census Bureau at that time. The Bureau recently said there will be 114,400,000 Americans of voting age on November 3, but conceded that many millions would not be otherwise qualified for such reasons as failing to register or failing to meet other state voting requirements. Aside from a growing population, two factors both stemming from recent amendments to the Constitution are expected to swell the Tuesday vote to a record high. An estimated 175,000 residents of the District of Columbia will take part in a presidential election for the first time. And persons in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia no longer have to pay poll taxes in order to vote in a Federal election. Dude Angler: Fhrie"ds J who knew him best say one thing that never changed about former President Herbert Hoover was his preference in clothing. He always wore a business suit, with shirt and tie, even when fishing or on vacation. And to him fishing was more than just a sport. He once wrote of fishing as follows: "It's a chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the ripple of the stream and the shimmer of the sun on the blue waters. It brings meekness and inspiration from the glory and wonder of nature and charity toward tackle-makers. It brings mockery cf profits, the quieting of hate and lifting of the spirit." -4- 4- Most Hoosiers who like to "wet a line" and they are legion also will like to remember Mr. Hoover's quote from an Assyrian tablet o 2000 B.C., which says: "The gods do not substract from the allowed span of men's lives the hours spent in fishing." Mickey McCarty Says: THIS LOOT WASN'T POCKETED Special to The New MUNCIE, Ind. Where oh where has the semitrailer gone? Law enforcement agents here and in surrounding counties are puzzled over the disappearance of a new $29,000 lemitrailer rig from the lot of GMC Truck Sales on Ind. 67 north of here. State police were informed of the theft Monday and the Redkey post in Jay County broadcast the following information: . . . Stolen from Muncie, one 1965 GMC cab-over-engine semitractor and one 40 - foot aluminum trailer. Don't Let Fall Colors Become Flaming Red By FRANK SALZARULO Beautiful fall colors could easily be turned to "desolate blackened wastes," warns a Purdue University forester, unless all possible precautions are taken with fire. E. J. Lott reports that, drought conditions have resulted in what might easily become "explosive" forest and field fires. Most fires are caused by man's carelessness and he makes these suggestions: 1 Leave the brush-burning chore for later in the fall or winter. 2 Never leave a fire unattended and "put it dead out" before leaving. 3 Use the ash tray in your car. 4 When outdoors, grind our your cigarette or cigar into exposed earth, and of course, the hot ashes from a pipe. 5 Clear an area around campfires and be sure the fires are completely extinguished before leaving. DID YOU NOTICE? A giant "X" in the sky in Northeast Indianapolis at about 5 p.m. yesterday, formed by the vapor trails of two high-flying jet planes . . . Signs on some service stations showing another 1-cent drop in gasoline prices to 25.9 cents for regular and 29.9 cents for premium gas . . . The many convertibles with tops down as October fades into the past . . . The traffic signal at Market and Alabama out of order at about 4 p.m. yesterday, and because of its proximity to police headquarters as many as four policemen lending a hand to keep traffic flowing at the busy intersection. Dave Hicks and Dave Gulling conduct the Rotary Club's weekly football forecast contest at Tuesday luncheon meetings in the Claypool Hotel. They were proud but embarrassed a? they announced last week's winners at yesterday's meeting. You see, Dave Hicks had picked up the predictions on Oct. 20, including his own. Yep. Hicks was the winner. :;: :;: Customers of the L & M Rubbish Removal Company, 4050 Rockville Road, got Christmas greetings with their statements just mailed to them. A company spokesman said "it was billing time and we just decided to mail out our Christmas greetings early." Next billing date is in .mid-December. Of Matters Political: Bumper sticker on car offered "Goldwater For Halloween" . . . Thirty-two Hamilton County Republicans none of them a county GOP leader are financing ads this week in three newspapers catering to Hamilton County voters urging the election of pretty Marline Justax, a Democrat, in her race for judge of the Hamilton County Circuit Court. NAMES IN THE NEWS: DOXIE MOORE, on a safari in Africa, writes "This is like a GOP convention." He was administrative assistant to former GOV. GEORGE CRAIG . . . The REV. ROBERT McGILL, former rector of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity and more recently publications director for the Episcopal Church headquarters in New York City, has been assigned to a church in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., friends here say . . . BERT KINGAN JR., a tough golfer in his younger days and still tough at 47, birdied the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes at Highland Sunday for a 65, equaling his best round in the early 1940s at Highland . . . JERRY ZIMMERMAN, WFBM-TV's new weatherman, retires from the U.S. Air Force Saturday with the rank of major, after completing 20 vears of service . . . MR. and MRS. JAMES H. MURRAY, 454 E. 11th, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 7. The Murrays are the parents of ROBERT MURRAY, Center Township assessor . . . JANET LEVINSON, chief deputy in the county assessor's office, is in Methodist Hospital with a leg broken in three places. She slipped and fell in the home of a friend. WEATHER FORECAST By the U.S. Weather Bureau JMot .J 7 Until Thursday Mornina Figure, Shew low Ttmptraturn (aptt lioloui ripilalirt Nat litdiottd (Eastern Standard Time) Temperature (24 Hours to 6 A.M. Today) Actual Predicted Record This Date Year Ago Low.. 47 (6:30 a.m.) . Mid-40s 22 (1925) 41 High.. 65 (4:30 p.m.) Near 70 82 (1922) 63 Barometer (Sea Level) Inches Millibars 7a.m 30.15 1022 Sunrise, 7:09 Sunset, 5:48 Humidity yesterday: High, 83; low, 50. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7:30 a.m., trace. Total precipitation since Jan. 1, 30.17 inches. Deficiency, 3.05. Total degree days below 65 since July 1, 444. Normal, 342. Indianapolis Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight; tomorrow fair and cooler; low tonight mid-40s, high tomorrow near 65. FIVE-DAY FORECAST Indiana Temperatures will Fire Routs 450 Coeds From Hall At Indiana State Special to The Newt TERRE HAUTE, Ind. An estimated 450 coeds were evacuated from an Indiana State College dormitory last nieht when a fire broke out of the 11th floor of 12-story Blumberg Hall. Firemen said faulty wiring in a combination washer-dryer machine caused the blaze in an area where coeds wash and iron clothing. Damage was limited to the machine. Later firemen were called back to the dormitory when a sprinkler system in an incinerator room started accidentally. r Omlm from U.S. WMTMfK BUOIAU average 6 to 10 degrees above normal; normal high 56 to 65 and normal low 35 to 44; warmer about Friday turning cooler again over the weekend; total precipitation less than .1 inch; chance of showers over the weekend. Weather 7:30 a.m. High Low Atlanta Cloudy 73 55 Itmarck Cloudy 53 J Boston Clear 76 47 Buffalo Cloudy 70 51 Charleston, S.C Cloudy 73 to Chicago PtCldy 63 51 Cincinnati Clear 71 41 Cleveland Cloudy 70 53 Denver Clear 4 30 Detroit Cloudy 70 56 El Paso Clear 76 45 Evansvill Cloudy 75 46 Fairbanks Cloudy 37 17 Fort Wayne Clear 77 47 Fort Worth Clear 75 56 Honolulu HO 73 Jacksonville Clear 78 61 Kansas City PtCldy 46 55 London Cloudy 45 Los Anaeles Cloudy 76 41 Louisville Clear 73 47 Memphis Rain 7 Miami Beach Rain 7 71 Minneapolis Clear 66 34 Muskegon Foq 63 4 New Orleans Cloudy 71 66 New York Clear 74 36 Norfolk Cloudy il 66 Omaha Clear 6f 41 Pons Cloudy 41 .. Phoenix PtCldy 4 55 Pittsburgh Cloudy 71 55 Portland, Ort Clear 51 37 Rome Cloudy 5? St. Louis Cloudy 70 54 Salt Lake City Cloudy 71 46 San Antonio Clear 71 57 San Francisco Rain 66 61 Seattle Rain 56 49 South Bend Clear 41 40 Tampa Clear 80 41 Toronto Cloudy 64 47 Wnshlnaton, D.C PtCldy 75 43 Winnipeg Cloudy SI 11 High In 43-state area: 0 at Clio Bend, Arlr. Low: 11 at Fargo. N.O. 5hTOrs Forecnst-Abovt freezing ell directions. Hourly Temp. 6:00 a.m 7:00 a.m 8:00 a.m 9:00 a.m 10:00 a.m 11:00 a.m. ... Humidity ..... 89 51 50 53 55 60 62 93 93 93 87 85 A JTT 'S-leTi? snow :: v TODAY'S INDIANA NEWS Gathered for The Great Hoosier Daily By lis Sfaff Reporters and 750 Special Correspondents Wednesday, October 28, Safecrackers Get $1,000 Loot At Cicero Special to The News CICERO, Ind. Safecrackers made off with more than $1,000 today after blowing open two safes, one at a grain elevator and another at a hardware store, in this Hamilton County town. Authorities said a 500-oound safe at the ABC Grain Co. apparently was blown open with nitroglycerin sometime between midnight and dawn. The elevator manage-, Lo-ren Hartley, said the safe contained $890 in cash and checks. J. R. Cowen, co-owner of the Cowen and Cusick Hardware Co., said between $175 and $200 was missing from a 3 by 5-foot safe in the rear of the store. Cowen, who worked in the store until after midnight, said the burglar turned off night lights in the store and used tools from a sales rack to punch a hole in the safe. The explosive apparently was poured in from the top and set off with some type of fuse, authorities said. Town Marshal Larry Cook said both burglaries appeared to be the work of professionals. Hartley said he found a door had been forced open and the safe blown when he arrived at the elevator about 7 a.m. Cowen said he was awak ened about 7:30 a.m. by Cook, who told him the hardware safe also had been entered. LIVING RIGHT? Busy Thieves Net Big Zero - Special to The News NEW CASTLE, Ind. Some thwarted thieves here must feel by now they're not living right. After a successful break-in at the F. A. Lewellen Construction Co. in which $43 was taken from a small safe, police said the yeggs proceeded to the Guarantee Auto Supply Store to attempt another small safe job with a hammer and screwdriver they had taken from the Lewellen office. But they couldn't crack the safe so instead took a phonograph, tape recorder, 21 watches, five transistor radios and two larger radios. Something happened, however, to scare them away and they left the stolen tools and the merchandise, valued at about $300, lying in the street in front of the store. Police said the thieves also broke into a truck owned by the Holthouse Furniture Co. that was parked behind the Guarantee store, pryng off a padlock. But the deep freeze unit in the back of the truck was too heavy to carry so they had to leave it. POLLS PAY? FBI Probes Bonus For Barry Votes The FBI is investigating an offer of a bonus to 27 employes of Kwik-Lok Corp. in New Haven, Ind. and to 53 at its plant in Yakima, Wash. Floyd Paxton. president of the firm, announced yesterday he would pay the bonus, amounting to $40,000, and it was designed to counteract those people who vote for a welfare state. He said the bonus would not be discriminatory since there would be no way to check on each employe's vote. District Attorney Frank Freeman announced in Seattle, "Federal agencies are looking into the statement by Paxton to see if he has violated the U.S. code which forbids an offer of any type to any person either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate." Phil Crawford Jr., vice-president of the New Haven branch, said the firm is not trying to buy votes, but "we'll feel so jubilant if Goldwater gets in that we'll give everyone a bonus." 1964 THE Blaney, You Say NASHVILLE. Ind these two signs on Ind. 135. about 7 miles south of Nashville in Brown County, is seven-tenths of a mile. At one end of Blanevville the Dooulation is 7, at the other end 11. tion disagreement is complicated bv the fact that within the limits of Blaneyville there are no homes, Auto Kills Boy, Late To Practice A fifth grade pupil, late for football practice, was killed yesterday as he ran in front of a car at a busy Eastsicle intersection. Alan Christopher Hudson. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Clinton Hudson, 5141 Maple Lane, died of head injuries when he was struck by a car driven west on Michigan at Pleasant Run Parkway by Richard E. Cul- Alan ley. 21, 5412 E. Washington. The accident occurred at 4:56 p.m. as the boy dashed across Michigan to Ellenber- ger Park. The boy was carried about 25 feet by the car. The driver was not held. The boy's mother told police she had warned him many times to look both ways before crossing streets, particularly at busy intersections. The intersection where young Hudson was killed is a complicated one involving El-lenberger Parkway, West Drive, Pleasant Run, Michigan and a bus turnaround on Michigan in Ellenberger Park. The boy was a pupil at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. He played football for a school-sponsored team. A double-fatality head-on collision in the predawn fog today raised Indiana's 19(54 traffic toll to 1,125, compared with 1,068 a year ago at this time. PETER A. VANECK, 37, Wheatfield, and DENNIS D. McMAHAN, 20, LaCrosse, were killed instantly when their cars crashed on fog-shrouded Ind. 49 just north of Kouts in Porter County. Deputy sheriff Ewa't Jahnz said both drivers were alone. ALFRED OSTROM, 62, president of Beiger Furniture Co. in Mishawaka, died yesterday after his panel truck struck an auto on Ind. 23 north of Mishawaka. The other driver, E. C. Ellsasser, 83, Mishawaka, escaped injury. ERNEST WOLFE, 71. Dug-ger, died yesterday of injuries suffered Monday night as his car and a truck collided on Ind. 54 in Linton. Spencer County Chooses 2 Times ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) Both Central Standard and Central Daylight times will be observed in Spencer County. The village of Santa Claus has decided to remain on fast time instead of turning clocks back as in the past. Dale, the county's biggest city, elected to do the same. However, Rockport, t h e county seat, reverted to standard time. STATE DEATHS ON PAGE 19 t INDIANAPOLIS NEWS TTTTTIT WU life R AHPYVIi I F MtE i lH 111 u TI0N lly ts The distpnrp hptween The riddle of the noDula- FBI To Undertake Lake Vote Probe Special lo The News GARY, Ind. A Justice Department official will head an FBI probe here into charges that Lake County Republicans are intimidating heavily Democratic foreign-born voters. Gary Mayor A. Martin Katz said he received word yesterday that a Federal investigation was to be headed by Robert Rosbahl, director of the criminal division of the Justice Department's Federal election law unit. Katz said he requested the investigation in a letter to acting U.S. Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach, charging that a Republican member of the Lake Counts' Voter Registration Board had mailed challenge forms to persons of foreign extraction intent on "frightening them." He did not say when the probe would begin. Federal investigators may find themselves running into New Herron Site Suggested A prominent New York architect told a group of Indianapolis civic leaders and patrons of the arts that he favors high ground across White River from Butler University as a new site for the John Herron Art Museum. Edward Durell Stone spoke at a luncheon in the Columbia Club yesterday about available sites for the relocation of the museum. The site along White River that Stone suggested is part of the Samuel M. Harrell farm just northeast of Michigan Road and the river. It adjoins property now owned by the university. Stone also proposed that the Booth Tarkington Civic-Theater, the John Herron Art School, the proposed Indiana architectural school and the Holcomb Institute for Fundamental Scientific Research could be located at this site along with the museum. Stone explained, "This gives you a chance to create an Acropolis, as it were, a center of all the arts in a really inspiring environment which I do not find to be the case downtown." Stone visualizes the area as capable of becoming another Lincoln Center in New York or the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington. However, a legislative study committee has recommended the school of architecture be located in Muncie. And one group of Herron supporters believes the museum should be expanded at its current site at 16th and Pennsylvania or rebuilt in the downtown or inner city area. Possibilities in this connection would be the present School Board office, atop the J. C. Penney building or the old Shortridge High School location opposite Obelisk Square in the War Memorial Pla.a. After the luncheon, Stone and the group visited all the sites mentioned, and also: The lite just northweit of the junction of the 38th Street bridge with White River. The J. I. Holcomb retldence, 4401 Spring Mill Rood, Holhdoy Pork. churches, mills, service stations or people The "hamlet" was born in the mind of Russell Baker, a Hamilton. Ohio, banker who has a summer cabin here. He decided the stretch of Ind 135 was too dull, so he contacted Clarence Blaney. a retired farmer who lives nearby. Blaney lent the use of his surname for the gag town, and Baker had the signs built and erected. Photos by Gene Barth. each other in the county because Lake County GOP chairman Ted Sendak has asked for a similar Federal investigation to halt alleged vote fraud by Democrats. RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED The simmering feud came to a head here yesterday with Katz.'s announcement and the issuing of a temporary restraining order by Lake Circuit. Judge Felix Kaul. It prevents the Voter Registration Board from acting on the challenge forms sent out by the Robert Rooda, Republican member of the board, and No. 1 Elevator Man To Be Back On Job By jim Mclaughlin There's an old joke about an elevator operator's life being full of ups and downs. But for a lanky Texan running an elevator in the Piatt Building in San Bernardino, Calif., during the summer of 192.), things mostly went up. This tall Texan migrated to California from Texas after graduating from high school. He remained in San Bernardino several months, then returned to his home state. Today he returns to the Piatt Building, to run the elevator, and take part in the dedication of a plaque in his honor. The elevator operator? LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON. MRS. MARTIN LUTHER KING, wife of the winner of the 1964 Nobel peace prize, will give a concert in New York's Town Hall Nov. 15 to raise money for a memorial to the three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi this summer. Through song and narration, Mrs. King will tell the story of the civil rights movement. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JR., undersecretary of commerce, must pay taxes on $18,615 he received from the author of the play, "Sunrise at Campbello." The play is based on the early career of his father the late president. Roosevelt had argued that the play invaded his privacy and the money received from DORE SCHARY was in compensation for this invasion. Hut the U.S. Tax Court in Washington ruled there was no such invasion and that the l Page 31 central figure in the controversy. Kaul issued the injunction on request of Bernard Sierra, East Chicago, who charged that the challenge forms were being vent primarily to discourage voting among Spanish-speaking residents in Last Chicago. A lica ring on a request fur a permanent injunction is set for tomorrow. NEWS HAS WARREN BOOK Copies of the Warren Commission Report published by the Associated Press are now available for sale at the News' public information desk, 307 N. Pennsylvania. The price of the hard cover illustrated volume is $1.50 plus 3c sales tax. If ordering by mail, please add 25c for mailing charges. money was Roosevelt's shar of the box office receipts. BROOKS McCORMICK, executive vice-president of International Harvester Co., Chicago, has been elected chairman of the National Safety Council. He has been a member of the council board since 1959. Puppy Love NEW YORK Madeline Cuarneri, 15. snuggles Cleo, a six-week-old Labrador retriever, she will raise in her home tor nine months until it is ready to be framed as a guide dog for the blind. Madel me is one of 10 high school pupils who were given dogs m a program to give young persons a chance to explore careers deal ing with animals and to give the dogs more loving care than they would receive in a kennel. AP Wirephoto.

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