Vidette-Messenger of Porter County from Valparaiso, Indiana on October 24, 1961 · 1
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Tuesday, October 24, 1961
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r dowry Wedneaday Moetly fc(r tonight. Wednesday cloudy, tittle warmer. Low 3845; high near 60. Thursday outlooks Partly cloudy, no temp change. Flint Lake temp-Jow, 35 J 1:30, 57. f1, . CcciTtrf Soviet teat nweteer under water to aownWaot IL& Polaris awfe form ftory VoL 35 No. 95 Associated Press Leased Wire Valparaiso, Indiana, Tuesday, October 24, 1961 Phone: HOward 2-5151 Ten Cents w VJU 0 rvi M ItSliF V P HONOR TOP CARRIERS Six outstanding Vidette Messenger carriers for 1961 were honored at banquet at Strongbow Inn Monday evening. V-M publisher Mrs. L. M. Whipple reads certificate presented to each honor carrier. Front standing, Bill Shefchik. Bear from left, Tim DeFries, Martin Steinbach, Ted Johnson, Philip Bickel and Michael Hepner. Also present at banquet were V-M general manager Avery B. Weaver, A. L. Montreuil, North County Distributor, and Vince Anderson, circulation manager. (V-M Staff Photo) Tri-State Highway Plat Is Received Plat showing the right-of-way planned for the Tri-State highway through the northeast section of Porter county has been received by County Surveyor Wlliam Tanke. The surveyor said this morning that the right-of-way layout of the Tri-State in Porter county was the first that he knew of that had been released as public information. The section shown by the right of-way plat indicates that the super-highway will run in northeast Porter county from a point east of Ind. 49, about one-half mile north of county road 1275N at a crossing of the Pere Marquette railroad right-of-way. From that point, the plat shows the Tri-State planned in a northeasterly direction to a point approximately one mile west of the LaPorte county line on road 600E at about 1550N. 7 Miles Unset Total distance of the right-of-way tie-down is a little less than five miles. This leaves about seven and a half miles as yet unestablished officially from the Porter-Lake county line to the five-mile section, and from the end of the five-mile piece to the Porter-LaPorte county line. The present Indiana end of the Tri-State is at an interchange just south of the Indiana Toll road in , Lake county. Michigan Phase Finished The Tri-State is expected to run through Porter and LaPorte counties and through the northwest corner of St. Joseph county to join the Michigan section of the highway,, already completed. Width of the right-of-way, shown on the plat received Monday afternoon, by Tanke, averages more than 200 feet. It runs through several undeveloped subdivisions in the northeast section of the county as well as through at least one peat bog. Leaf Pickup Days Listed ' WEDNESDAY Be twitn Lineolnway and Grand Trunk from Morgan to west city limits. THURSDAY South of Lin-colnway and west of Morgan. May Me In '62 On Mew City Hall By KARL D. HENRICHS Mayor Don Will said today it is "fairly certain" that the issue of a new city hall for Valparaiso will be put to .referendum at next spring's primary election. Between now and then, city ad- ministrators will make a study of hp j j rarkmg Lot Bond Issue Gets Approval city hall needs and present infor mation to the citizens regarding the city's needs for a new municipal building, how much a new building would cost and how it would be financed. First formal action in a city hall study program was taken Monday when the City Council requested the Board of Works to make negotiations with engineering and architectural firms for plans and cost estimates which "must be made in order to submit a proposal to referendum vot." "We know our city hall could be. condemned, by the fire marshal tomorrow," Mayor Will commented Monday. Preliminary Action The mayor and council empha sized that the action proposed Monday is of a preliminary na ture and that the final decision will be made by the voters. Will said a study into the amount of space needed in a municipal building will be made before the matter of a site is considered. The present city hall was erected in 1878 and houses the police and fire departments, clerk-treasurer's and mayor's office and the Council chambers. The city is renting space at 16 Franklin as a city hall annex which houses the engineer's and building inspector's offices as well as offices for the police chief and detective sergeant. The park superintendent, who formerly shared the clerk-treasurer's office in city hall, now has an office at 165 Lineolnway, where the park department is renting four rooms. BUS RAMS TRUCK KAPUSKASING, Ont. (AP)-A U. S. Air Force School bus slammed into the back of a gravel truck near here Monday, killing the driver and three children and injuring 18 others. Hoosier C of Defends Wor CHICAGO (AP) Right-to-work laws were defended today by an Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce official as stimulators of increased economic activity which leads to higher incomes for workers, t William H. Book, executive vice president of the Indianapolis Chamber, told a National Right to Work Committee meeting that such laws are not aimed at union busting. "I have seen no convincing evidence that right to work laws have weakened the bargaining position of labor unions in any appreciable degree," Book told persons from 40 states who are attending the first National Right to Work Seminar. Nineteen atate bow have right C Official k Right Act to work laws, which the committee said, protect the right of workers to hold jobs without joining a union. The committee said its goal is a right to work law in every state. Union officials almost unanimously oppose such laws. . Book said the controversy over right-to-work laws is not economic but ethical. He said union leaders attempting to destroy the Indiana right-to-work law "are really concerned to maintain their own cozy methods of control over their unions, with help from the employer in corralling employes into their dues paying membership." Book said such laws are "good for responsible union leaders as well as free and liberty-loving union memberi." Advertising for the sale of $53,500 in bonds to finance an off-street parking lot is the next step in the city's 45-vehicle project at 52-56 Jefferson. The lot will not be improved until next spring. The City Council Monday gave final passage to an ordinance which authorizes the bond issue. In other business, the Council passed three additional appropriation ordinances. These park recreation and civil city fund requests were discussed two weeks ago when preliminary ordinances were passed. $12,000 For Parks Park and recreation requests total $12,200, largely for expenses incurred by the opening of the new Spectacle-Loomis park last June. ' Civil city fund request is for $3,000, $1,250 of which is a transfer from unexpended accounts into budgets where funds are needed for the remainder of 1961. Another ordinance passed Monday deals with Grand Trunk Western railroad plans to install automatic protection devices at local crossings within the next nine months. The measure sets out that manual as well as automatic controls be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and at all other times when switching operations are in progress. Councilman Everett Lembke requested the city check into Pennsylvania switching operations. He reported observing lengthy delays of traffic at crossings between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Discuss Civil Defense Mayor Don Will requested the ordinance committee investigate the mayor's responsibility in civil defense matters. Will said he is considering the formation of a CD advisory board of citizens and representatives of the Council and Board of Works. Councilman Maynard Niequist reported on the Indiana Municipal League meeting he attended last month in Indianapolis. The League is pressing for home rule legislation, legislative reapportionment in keeping with Indiana's population pattern which shows 70 percent of the state's citizens live in urban areas and for a more equitable distribution of state gasoline taxes. Councilmen Lembke and Niequist noted the city some day may Inherit narrow streets now being constructed in peripheral areas. County regulations permit 27-foot wide streets; the city's minimum width regulation calls for 30-foot streets. Niequist said the responsibility in this matter rests with the City Plan Commission who should request planning jurisdictional control In the area surrounding the city. University Physicists Aiding CD Two Public Meetings Are On Schedule By ROLLIE BERNHART The Porter County office of Civilian Defense is sponsoring two meetings designed to relieve public panic in case nuclear warfare strikes in this area. Joining with C-D director John Hoover and his staff in educating the public sufficiently to cope with such emergencies, are three top Valparaiso university scientists, all members of the physics department faculty. Aiding in this project are Dr. Armin W. Manning, department co-chairman; Dr. Manuel Bretsch-er, co-chairman, and Dr. Donald L. Shirer, prominentnuclear consultant. Fallout Problem On Oct. 26, at 8 p.m in Room 12 of Baldwin hall (science building on west campus), Dr. Shirer will speak to the public on "Hazards of a Nuclear Blast and the Fallout Problem." Manning indicated today that questions from the floor will be limited to the subject discussed by Dr. Shirer. A second session has been scheduled for Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., in Baldwin hall, at which Dr. Bret-scher will address the public on the "Nature of Radio-Activity and Radio-Active Particles." Also at the Nov. 2 meeting, Dr. Manning will present a talk on "Methods of Radiation Detection and The Civil Defense Instruments." Open Discussion Following these talks, speakers will hold an open discussion on problems that might confront the public in case of nuclear blasts and radio-active fallout, Manning noted. Manning also indicated that a third session would be scheduled if the public shows sufficient interest Hoover said today the county C-D organization is fortunate" to secure the personal interests of the three prominent nuclear scientists. "All are well versed in this important field as instructors and consultants, and have offered their services voluntarily so that John Q. Public can more easily understand and cope with future emergencies. The more fear we Continued on page 8. column 7 Honor Salesman -r - .... ; . m TED JOHNSON Hebron High school freshman, Ted Johnson, 14, who hopes to become an electronic engineer, is one of six V-M carriers honored as the publication's top newspa-perboys for 1961. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Johnson, since becoming a V-M carrier in February, 1961, has saved most of his route earnings; Primary purchases have been for his train hobby, for which he has built an eight-foot square table, and a variety of standard guage models. As proficient at he has been in salesmanship as a V-M carrier, Ted is equally adept as a musician. He plays the flute in the high school concert band, and the cymbals in the marching band. He has won awards in the flute division in state music contests. At school he is a member of the Projection club and BooGter club. Ted has one sister, Judy, now a sophomore at Ball SUU Teachers college. TOW nYl nY ... "V-- ' m , io r y just jy. i Shock; js : ! expressed 5 tr PICKET LOCAL FIRM Landgrebe Motor Trans- and Brown streets, after making delivery, Monday, port, Inc., truck edged slowly past Teamsters Lo- Truck was driven by Earl Landgrebe, owner of cal 142 pickets at R. W. Pool company, Franklin trucking firm. (V-M Staff Photo) Portage Water To Be Discussed By JUNE YATES PORTAGE Jaycees are sponsoring a public meeting at 8 p.m., Wednesday at the E. R. Jones school, to discuss the offer of an Arizona oil man to furnish public water to the town of Portage. 1 The offer of Oil man Jack Bish- Charges Made Against Reds In Viet Nam By FRED S: HOFFMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) South Viet Nam formally charged Communist North Viet Nam today with sending regular troops into this country to carry out a campaign of subversion against the pro-Western government of President Ngo Dinh Diem. Diem's government made its charges in a 16-page letter to the international commission and asked for an investigation. The letter included documents purporting to be diaries picked up in clashes with Communist Viet Cong rebels, transcripts of prisoner interrogation, and records of Red agents who supplied North Vietnamese with food, guns and ammunition. Decides On Outline Members of the U.S. fact-finding mission led by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor were known to feel the documents present a significant and generally accurate report. The South Vietnamese action could be a move to lay a legal basis for any U.S. intervention that might be decided on by Washington and Saigon to counter spreading Communist rebel attacks. Taylor, President Kennedy's special military adviser, has decided on the broad outlines of the proposals he will .make to Kennedy, a U.S. spokesman said. Taylor met with Diem for 2V4 hours in what was possibly their final business session, a U.S. spokesman said. DIES OF HEMORRHAGE INDIANAPOLIS AP) Adelaide Fairbanks, 85, only daughter of the late Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks, who served under Theodore Roosevelt in 1905-09, died in Methodist Hospital Monday of a massive cerebral hemorrage. . HEAVY PIANO MOVES EASILY A total of ten replies were received by one of our VIDETTE MESSENGER advertisers the first night the following ad ran. Musical Merchandite 52 BLOND FINISH SPINET PIANO, with bench: unusual Yaiua. Dial HO 2-0000 after S p.m. According to the advertiser, he had already received 2 calls at 5:10 p.m. the first time the ad ran, and the first person to look at the piano bought it. Just one more Indication of the effectiveness of VIDETTE MESSENGER Want Ads. Perhaps you have some items you would like to turn into extra dollars. DIAL HO 2-5151 And Let Our Ad-taker Put Yeu On The Road To Retults. op of Phoenix, was debated in a special session Monday evening of the Portage Town board and the JC directors. Ronald Ballard, JC president, said Bishop was interested in a franchise for water which would allow him to bring in the engi neering firm of Burns-Donnlevy for a $10,000 survey of water needs at Bishop's expense to determine if the water service would be feasible and profitable. Construction would start within 13 months, if the survey was favorable. The water supply would be sufficient to serve 100,000 people, Ballard said. The Town board had previously met privately with Bishop at the Flame restaurant to discuss his proposition. All Want Water Board President Charles Gibson said Monday night, "One thing bothers me. We have nothing to say about where we get water from wells or from the lake. "We all want water; but we want an adequate supply for the entire town, adequate even for the port and its allied industries . . Storm sewers would be naid for by special assessment; sinl-tary sewers, by usage; water supply is the only one of the three areas that could mean a profit." . Board member Earl Davis said he "felt warmly" toward Bishop's offer and noted that Bishop was the first to approach the board with a similar offer. , "We went to Gary-Hobart Water corporation and found it would cost each homeowner from $400 to $600 for the main in front of his home and for the hook-up," Davis said. "There would be no such charge in Bishop's offer . . . We need water soon, regardless of the source. We've had one case of typhoid already," Davis said. j Town Board members Joe Md-Murry and Cortie Wilson pointed (Continued on page 3, column d) in West No Report Is Issued For. ; .; Russian People Picketing By : Teamsters Is Continuing Picketing by Teamsters Local 142 of the R. W. Pool company plant at Franklin and Brown streets, was continuing today according to reports. The union began picketing at the wholesale tobacco and sundry firm's gates, Monday morning, following the alleged firing of a driver by the management during negotiations for a union contract. It N was contended by a union spokesman Monday, that the majority of the firm's drivers had been signed up by Local 142 when the dismissal occured. Public Utility Today, Earl Landgrebe, owner of the Landgrebe Motor Trans port, Inc., explained why he undertook to drive his truck through picket lines to make a delivery at the Pool company plant, Monday. Landgrebe said his firm operates as a common carrier under Interstate Commerce Commission regulations of public convenience and necessity. "These ICC regulations makes Landgrebe Motor Transport, Inc., a public utility, and under these acts we are required to make prompt delivery of all freight Our customer demanded delivery and I made delivery," Landgrebe explained. "We are not strike breakers," the firm owner emphasized today. "But there is nothing in the ICC acts the permits refusal to .: feet delivery because of a picket ljne, or that picket lines aie ficient to prevent us from upholding our responsibility." Federal Regulation Landgrebe said his firm is operating as a utility under the laws of the federal government. "We are not going to jeopardize our operating authority, nor risk a law suit from a customer on the accusation that we damaged or injured their business by failing to carry out our responsibility." He referred to what happened when common carriers under ICC regulations failed to make deliveries to Montgomery Ward under LONDON (AP) Protests and demonstrations spread throughout the non-Communist world today-against Soviet detonation of a giant hydrogen bomb. Government .leaders. scientist! and newspapers, especially in Western " Europe and Japan, expressed shock and horror at the 30-to-50 megaton blast set off in the arctic Monday, India's Prime Minister Nehru said he was "deeply pained and shocked." t, The Russian people themselves were unaware of. the blast, not reported either by the Soviet government or press. ,... . . ... Parade In Itah . In Italy,, tens of thousands of high school and university students marched out of classes and paraded through streets ta. a do?-, en cities in protest against the Soviet blast. In Manila, more than. 7,500 Filipino college 'Students were reported to have signed a petition urging the Soviet Union to halt further, tests. ... .. .. British pacifist 'and philosopher Earl Bertrand Russell, 89, led a ban-the-bomb delegation to the Soviet Embassy in London to de--liver a protest letter and said afterward: "We had a nice interview, but in the end. it was too much for the (Soviet) charge-d'affaires." Russell said the Russians told him there would be no fallout from the blast. But British Defense Minister Harold Watkinson said the British government Is taking steps to make substitutes for fresh milk which might be contaminated from the Soviet blast . Differ On Slxe He said preliminary evidence from the huge Soviet blast and its accompanying smaller one "suggests a yield of the. order of 30 megatons." In Australia, however, officials of the Commonwealth "Scientific Industrial Research - Organization said ' its measurements mdicatecl the Russian explosion was in the 50 megaton region. They said shock waves from the explosion 8,800 miles away were stUl being registered today. - - - West Europe's newspapers were almost unanimous in their condemnation of the explosion a an act of terrorism "without anjr scientific justification. ZZ ' Japanese were " alarmeJ bye 'Continued on page 8. columajj) (Continued on page 6, column 8 tip I ' 'j "fci-. M , -') . " H;: i ; -r . i : r ii , , . f , INVESTIGATES BREAK-IN Dot. Sgt. Edward Miller checks broken plate glass on front door at Prentiss Drugs, 23 Lineolnway, where thieves gained entry and stole approximately $350 in cash sometime before 4 a. m. today. (V II Staff Photo) 3 v Amerirans Defy Easi Berlin "Guards Communists . : Back Down' On" 'Papers' Issue BERLIN (AP)" East Berlin border guards backed down Monday night when three Americans defied a new Communist restriction on travel through the Berlin wall.....:.. T :. After a dispute Sunday betwpen the border guards and the deputy chief of the U S. occupation mission In Berlin, East Germany's Red regime announced . all Allied personnel in civilian "clothes would have to show identification papers to East German police when ' passing between the Soviet and Allied sectors of Berlin. - Monday ni?ht three Americans in civilian dress, identified only as members of the U.S. occupation mission, drove hd to - (he only crossing noint still oiw'n Allied personnel. Allowed Te Pea - - The driver of the ' car "said "that when an Ea-rt Germnn policeman stopped him,'"! told" him I wa not going to show him mv iiers. There was a brief "argument and then I was Bllowed to pus.' The trio returned three hours later and again Teftised to show Iheir pfpers. After another argument, they were allowed to pn.a into West Berlin. . - - The Western Mlies. mntpnrtin? that all f Berlin is still technically under Westem-5ovfrt occupation, have refused te ccHt East German controls. Western military personnel - are erdered not to show identification oapors to the East German pofc- There was no Immediate sO-dat U.S. comment on the arm Eaat Germaa reetrictkat.

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