Vidette-Messenger of Porter County from Valparaiso, Indiana on June 16, 1962 · 1
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Vidette-Messenger of Porter County from Valparaiso, Indiana · 1

Valparaiso, Indiana
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Saturday, June 16, 1962
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Warm, Humid Fair, mild tonight. Partly cloudy, warm, humid Sunday; chance of thundershowers. Low 62-67; high In upper 80. Monday 'outlook: Thunder-showers; little cooler. Terror Continue Algiers' massive city hall shattered by explosives, AP reports on pege I. - - VoL 35 No. 293 8 PAGES Valparaiso, Indiana, Saturday, June 16, 1962 Phone: HOward 2-5151 Ten Cents V - MISS INDIANA Sue Ekamp, 19, competing as Miss Mishawaka, won Miss Indiana title in Miss Universe contest at South Bend Friday evening. She will vie for Miss Universe crown with other state winners at Miami Beach next month. Mishawaka Girl Wins Beauty Title By ROLLIE BERNHART SOUTH BEND Miss Mishawaka Sue Ekamp, 19-year old brunette with flashing smile and pleasing personality, was crowned "Miss Indiana" in the Miss Universe contest at Randall's Inn here Friday evening. The winner, who was Miss South Bend in the Miss America state finals at Michigan City last year, will represent her state in the Miss Universe national competition at Miami Beach next month,. . . Runnersup were Miss Bloom-ington, Barbara Jean Eaglen, 19, and Miss Huntington, Pamela Garrison, 20. , Pat Wagner, who carried the title of Miss Valparaiso into last night's contest, was among the 10 finalists in the state competition. She was cut after the initial bathing suit and formal phases of the contest. Judge Disqualified Because of the presence of Miss Wagner among the 10 finalists, this reporter, who had been selected to serve as a judge with nine other "press representatives" throughout the state, was disqualified and relegated to poolside as a spectator. In fact, judges were so, scarce at the pageant, that impressario Mike Barry was seen roaming through the Randall Inn cocktail lounge calling "any-out of-town men want to be judges in a beauty contest?", before finally corraling two panelists, N. W. Reid, Chicago, and David Belden, Kalamazoo, According to Barry, who owns the Miss Universe state franchise and promoted last night's pageant, he did not want judges who might be prejudiced because of a competitor still in the contest from his own area. So, who were on the six-man judges panel from South Bend and adjacent area, -who finally selected Miss Mishawaka? 3 From South Bend They were South Bend's Mayor Franfc Bruggner, South Bend Police Inspector Cornelius Micholas, South Bend City Councilman and Studebaker Corporation Official Harold L. Coleman, and Ellkhart TV Announcer Bill Morrow. When an irate Valparaiso resident questioned the perspiring promoter about this, he reportedly replied, "these men are city officials. They are honest". The local resident told Barry she was not questioning the honesty of city officials, but were they considered to have more integrity than members of the press? To this, busy Barry muttered something about having some pressing duty to perform and took off on another of the phantom jobs which appeared to occupy his time all evening. MC Forgets Crown In fact, just to temporarily interrupt the prejudicial tangent, Barry became so busy that he forgot to secure a crown for Miss Indiana. That's where Pat Wagner demonstrated her sportsmanship by permitting her Miss Valparaiso (Continued on page 3, 'column 3) Farm Equipment . . . If ill need of a good piece of farm equipment, check the Classified advertising page for everything from tractors, to garden tractors. To buy or sell any farm equipment CALL HO 2 5151 (V-M Staff Photo) Another Boost For Port Plan WASHINGTON The proposed $67 million Indiana port at Burns Waterway has been approved by the Public Health Service, according to a UPI report Friday. A favorable, economically feasible interim report prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers in Chicago, is now jin the hands of the federal government's higher eschelon's in-Washington for approval, before going to Congress for an appropriation authorization. Rep. J. Edward Roush, (D-Ind.) said Friday reports from the PHS have been sent to the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, by the service's Water Supply and Pollution. Control Center, Mosquito Control Service, and Communicable Disease Center. Qualifies Endorsement Roush noted that the Pollution Control Center was the only agency to qualify its endorsement by noting that some pollution undoubtedly would result from the industrial complex at the site and vessels using the harbor. - However, according to the report, the PCC adopted the view that there is no pollution which cannot be controlled. Roush, who with House Minority Leader Rep. Charles A. Hal-leck and other members of the Indiana congressional delegation are sponsoring legislation to authorize and establish the port, said Friday he felt the PHS report "was a step in the right direction." His feeling was based 'on the fact that the PHS report was submitted well in advance of the mid-July deadline. Roush commended the service for speeding the work, and added a hope that the Department of Interior would follow suit. Promises Cooperation Clinton Green, executive secretary of the Indiana Port Commission, told newsmen last month that Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall promised to "expedite" his departments report so that the proposal could be submitted to the budget bureau for its important analysis. Once this is at hand, the Hoosiers planto press for congressional approval, and hope to win that this year. Same Provision Noted The PHS report specified, Roush said, that "adequate measures must be provided by the (port) developers to prevent the discharge of any waste, raw or (Continued on page 3, column 5) I lLJ t CLUB OUTING WINNER Robert Murvihill, center, Indiana General corporation, won low gross and major attendance prizes at annual outirlg of Valparaiso Management club at Valpo Golf club Friday. About 40 members and guests attended afternoon and evening event. Flanking Murvihill are Tom Gordon, left, Kaiser Aluminum, program chairman, and Virgil Tarnow, 1GC Vice-president. (V-M Stall Photo) Two U.S. Officers Are Killed SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) A strong band of Red Guerrillas struck only 30 miles north of Saigon, today, overwhelming an armored column and Rilling two U.S. officers and 15 Vietnamese. South Vieriamese troops supported by a U.S. helicopter, went in pursuit of the Viet Cong guerrillas, believed to number from 300 to 400 men. But chances of finding the attackers in the jungles appeared slim. U. S. sources said no one in the convoy escaped injury. They said the number of wounded was probably more than 20. Armed with heavy machine guns and recoilless rifles, the Viet Cong ambushed the armored column near the village of Ben Cat. Military sources said the officers, a captain and a lieutenant, were members of the U.S. Military Advisory Assistance Group in South Viet Nam. Their names were withheld pending notification of next of kin. Other Highlights Of Today's News , WASHINGTON (AP) A House subcommittee plans to call next week a consultant who warned Commercial Solvents Corp. in 1960 that the company's deal with Billie Sol Estes "has within it the seeds of self destruction." , COLUMBUS; Ohio (AP) A gas main explosion followed by a towering fire touched off a king-sized scare northeast of Columbus early today. But no injuries evidently resulted, the Ohio Highway Patrol said. WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy's plan to provide for private ownership of a vast communications system in space has run into brisk fire from Democratic senators who want the government to own it. The Senate Democratic leader, Mike Mansfield of Montana, said Friday he expects debate on the issue will take up much of the Senate's time next week. NEW YORK (AP) Former Mexican President Miguel Ale-man says the Mexican people are looking forward to the visit later this month of President Kennedy. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Gov. Bert Combs appointed a committee today that will try to erase the speed trap stigma attached to Kentucky by a recent American Automobile Association report. CHICAGO (AP) A call for youth to give up their lives of leisure and accept the challenge of missionary work has been issued by evangelist Billy Graham in his "Crusade for Christ" in Chicago. He said young people are needed as missionaries both overseas and at home in their own communities. . r WASHINGTON (AP) The Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railway, which was to have run (Continued on page 3, column 8) Stop Salesmen From Selling House-To-House Eight door-to-door solicitors were stopped from selling books to Valparaiso residents Friday night when the police department discovered they were not registered nor licensed. The salesmen were ordered to stop their activities until they registered and waited 10 days, which is the normal waiting period. ' Chief Dale Gott today warned residents that these men representing the Colliers company and the Standard Distributors company must comply with the town ordinance and should not be canvassing the town until they do so. Welsh, Hovde Head Group: Honoring Virgil Grissom;; Sharla Street Trailers Case Is Unsolved By JUNE YATES PORTAGE The case of the Sharla street trailers remains unsolved. ' i. The Portage Board of Zoning Appeals under the chairmanship of B. J. Ricker reheard the case involving the trailers parked near Sharla again Friday night, then moved to table the case until the next regular meeting, July 20. The BZA heard the same case last December and voted in favor of the petitioners protesting the trailers, but the minutes of the meeting were subsequently lost. Executive Secretary Clifford Delmage noted Friday that a petition with 16 signatures of persons protesting the location of the trailers on property of Clarence Newsome had been presented. Offer Verbal Protest Four persons then gave verbal protest. Mrs.- Chris Jorgensen, 1145 Sharla, protested the' parking of the trailers as "illegal use of land zoned residential." Mrs. Reason Luke, 1180 Sharla, said the trailers created a public nuisance and contended the residents of the entire area could not get bank loans because of the trailers. Mrs. Everett Davis, 1184 Sharla, also protested orally, as did Harold McCree and his wife. McCree said the trailers could not be interpreted to be parked as a lawful non-conforming use of the land even though the trailers were in place before the passage of the Master Plan and Zoning ordinance. He contended that the necessary state and county licenses had not been secured. Surprise Move In a surprise move Fridav. Clarence Newsome, owner of the land where the trailers are parked, presented a mobile home park license dated June 1, 1962. New-some said there was a trailer on the land when he purchased it in 1957. His son, Clyde, and son-in-law, William Wright, also spoke for Newsome. Delmage said his records show that on Feb. 13, 1961, Delmage informed Newsome that two trailers, which had been moved in after the Master plan adoption, were in violation of the plan. Atty. David Willis, who later became executive secretary, held that the trailers were in place as a non-conforming use. Willis' decision was appealed to the BZA and overruled. In another case Friday night the BZA granted Mrs. Sam (Josephine) Pysh a special exception to operate a beauty shop in her home on the south side of Central avenue two houses west of the Toll Road after BZA members determined all requirements had been met. Mrs. Pysh is the first person to be granted a special exception for this purpose since the -Town Board passed an ordinance permitting beauty shops to be construed as home, occupations. Two other cases were docketed for July 20, The BZA will consider the request of Jack Elmore, 13411 25th avenue, to establish a (Continued on page 3. column 8) Local Diver Finds Body In Gravel Pit The body of a North Judsnn youth was , recovered Friday by a member of the Midwest Aqua-tiers, of Valparaiso, special deputies of the Porter county sheriff's office. The youth and his brother drowned Thursday while swimming in a gravel pit southwest of Knox. Joe Such, local Aquatier, found the body of Roy White, 16, in 20 feet of water, dense with weeds and offering no visibility. Body of the brother, Ronald, had been found earlier through the use of grappling hooks. Called By Sheriff Other Aquatiers working with Such were Dave Johnston, president. Phil Coote. Clarence Schroe- dcr, and Allen Brown, Jr.', vice president. - Johnston received the call from the sheriffs office at 5 a.m. Fri day, following a request for help from the conservation officer of Starke county, where Knox is located. A third youth, Orville Bailey, 13. West Union. O.. swlmmine w(th the brothers, j was rescued by Donald Bieket, who was fishing in the pit With his. wife, Esther. WHEATFIELD PARK SITE Bulldozer driven by Joe McFarland, DeMotte, began clearing land Thursday for new city park in Wheatfield. Land was purchased from Mrs. Bessie Middlecamp, of Pushing INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Matthew E. Welsh said today his administration will act in every way possible to put the Indiana Toll Road on a ' sound and busi nesslike level to improve its finan cial prospects. He said that since het ook office 17 months ago, steps have been taken to increase the road's gross revenues and put the route on an efficient and economical operating basis. Welsh spoke at a meeting of County Youths Appointed By Gov. Welsh PORTAGE Gov. Matthew E. Welsh has appointed Carol Martin, Richard Oman .and Dwahv Holmgren of Porter county, 'to serve on the Youth Advisory committee, a statewide project of the Governor's Youth council. Mary Grcich and Linda Andersen have been appointed alternates. The students were chosen upon recommendation of their school principals and the county Citizens' Advisory council headed by James Pitzer, Portage. The teenagers were selected on the basis of their leadership qualities and the interest shown in their fellow youth, Pitzer said. Finalists were interviewed personally by the county council. . Appointees Listed v Miss Martin, 16, a student of Hebron High school, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. La Verne Martin, RFD 1, Hebron. She is active in band, chorus, GAA, Booster club, 4-H, and is an essay contest dinner. She is also a member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship. . Richard Oman, 15, Center Township High school, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Oman, RFD i, Valparaiso. He is manager for athletics, a class officer and member of the Student Council. Dwain Holmgren, 16,. Chesterton High school, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen E. Holmgren, 428 Wilson, Chesterton. He is a Hi-Y officer, class officer, and is interested in football and in basketball. Mary Grcich, 16, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Grcich, RFD 4, Valparaiso, is a Portage High schol student, and is active in Student Council, Guidance Council, the school newspaper stafT, yearbook staff, GAA and Drama club. To Attend Assembly Linda Anderson, 17, a Jackson High school student, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold K. Andersen, RFD 1, Valparaiso. Miss Andersen was chosen to take the Student World Affairs tour this year by the League of Women Voters, and is active in cheerlead-ing the junior play, is class secretary and in the chorus. The new YAC members, will attend General Assembly in Indianapolis next October, to meet with nearly 300 other high school and college representatives ' from throughout the state. They will discuss youth problems particular to Indiana and pronose means toward their solutions. This central event will be sun-ported by annual meetings of all YAC members within the limits of congressional district boundaries. The 22-member executive committee of YAC will meet four (Continued oh ftge 3, 'column fF) Toll major bond investors sponsored by the City Securities Corp. He said that in general this year's traffic revenues are the highest in the history of the road. Recites Actions Welsh said "political feather-bedding" found in the route's administration when he took office has been eliminated and excessive personnel have been dropped. "Operating c o s t s' are being charged properly so they can be watched closely and controlled $131,779 Posted In Y Campaign Subscriptions amounting to $131,779 for the YMCA Completion fund were announced Friday night by the campaign leaders as the program enters the final week of the intensive phase. "I think that this is the largest amount raised in this area to date by public subscriptions for a community project," Carroll Sievers, campaign chairman, said. "The response of the public to our volunteer solicitors has been gratifying and the reports show that they are meeting with a high degree' of success," he added. To Contact Many "However," he went on to say, "our records show that there is still a large number of people to be contacted and I strongly urge all our campaigners to redouble their efforts now." Robert Anderson and the Pattern Gifts committee reported another $3,150. Anderson said that presentations have been made to two more corporate board of directors and that he believed the program would receive a favorable response. He emphasized, '"The cautious optimism of the business community at the present time is slowing the work of our committee. However, the need for the facility is recognized among most of the business leaders. Our committee plans to complete most Continual on Page 8. column 7) V A AWARDED ANSWERING TROPHY C, R. Willis, General Telephone company general traffic manager, presented permanent Answering Time Trophy to Valparaiso exchange for top point accumulation rtver 12-montb period. Accepting trophy Friday, Rensselaer. New site is located block west of Main street and is on old railroad right-of-way. Park is expected to be in operation later this summer. Donations of equipment are expected. Goal carefully," he said. "And positive steps are being taken to continue the early momentum we ' have achieved in increasing revenues. Welsh said there are still jrob-lems to be solved before tt satisfactory operating level is reached. These, he added, involved basically an increase of commercial traffic and ways of integrating the toll road more fully into the traffic pattern to provide better service, to the public and promote the road's financial security. Go-Ahead Is Given North Sewer Line By CHUCK ZULICH Plans to go-ahead with the North Calumet sewer line construction were approved by the Valparaiso Board of Works at a special meeting held Friday afternoon in City hall. . Request for bids will be published during the coming week. These bids will be opened at a special session July 9. The sewer line, consisting of a main trunk and two auxiliary lines, will run from Glendale, west of properties on Ind. 49, to the Urschel Manufacturing plant at Thune road. Approve Sewer At the present time, about 25 homeowners will be affected by the new sewer. It will be so constructed that future homes in the area will be able to tie into the sewer. " " In other matters, the board approved the sewer in the Cooks Corners and Cooks Corners First Addition subdivisions. Members approved the pur chase of a new police car from Paul Dolembo Chevrolet and Cadillac, Inc., at a cost of $1,299 with trade-in. Contract was ap proved by the purchasing com mittee of the Valparaiso City Council. - All bids for the construction of a garage for the sewage disposal department were rejected as recommended by the city council. Board members voted to re-advertise for new bids on the proposed building. These bids will also be ppened July 9. Nine recommendations made 'Continued on page 3. column 4) H 22 ": V'7?vll Home Town Of Mitchell In Limelight ' By KATHIE DIBELL MITCHELL, Inu. AP) The home town turned out today to honor. Virgil L (Gus). . G.rissom astronaut, Air Force captain and Kentucky colonel. Gov. Matthew. E. Welsh and President Frederick L. Hovde of Purdue University, Grissom's a'.ma mater, headed the list of notables coming here to help in the celebration. After spending the night at his parents' home on-.GrissoraAv& nue : (newly renamed" Grissom was scheduled to lay the-cornerstone . for 1' ..'Mitchell's 1 Jiew MU school,- which - will be -named -the Virgil I.1 Grissom Building.! .'ZT.S. Airport Renamed x':ZZZZl The 36-year-pld astronaut, America's second man in . space, came home late Friday. He came by automobile from Louisville, Ky., and did not. use Grissom Municipal Airport (also recently renamed) at nearby Bedford. " Grissom's landing at Louisville took some of the edge off the pro-granolanned here, because that city -took advantage' of the occasion "1 d commission the astronaut a Kentucky colonel. ""Mitchell went ahead with plans to commission -him again, with judge Marlow Cook of Jefferson County, Ky., officiating. "It's-easier to get promoted -in Kentucky than in the Air Force," Grissom said at the - Louisville ceremony. ' Plans Chicken Feast After the cornerstone ceremony, Grissom was scheduled to have" lunch with his family and the visiting notables at nearby Spring Mill State Park. Mitchell planned a chicken feast in town for the rest of the crowd expected for the celebration. The formal welcome ceremony was to follow at Lehigh Field. Scheduled to attend along with the governor and Hovde were Sen. Homer E. Capehart, R-Ind., and Reps. Earl Wilson and Donald C. Bruce, R-Ind. Grissom's reception in this Southern Indiana town of 3,552 Dooulation Fridav-last nieht was quiet and informal. It was his first visit home in almost two years. He has been living in Denbigh, Va. i-Car Motorcade His six-car motorcade, went directly to the small frame home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Grissom. With him besides his parents were his wife, Betty, -34r theirsons;, Scrjttrl2, and Mark, and his -brothers, Norman," 32, "and ;Lowell28Jand their wives. The astronaut wasn't talking about the trouble he encountered with a supersonic jet plane "in a storm over theEat-Coast Tues day. ".- .. "It was "a routine "flight, and much more has been made out of it than should be," Grissom told a reporter. "No comment." He . had encountered." ;storms while flying a National Aeronautics and Space Administration F-106 from Pope Air Force Base, N. C, and reported his.Tacan radio navigation aid' had gone out. The Miami Air Route Traffio Control Center, directed him to a safe landing at Patrick Air Force Base; Fla. SANTHAL TRIBESMEN KILLED , NEW DELHI (AP) Prime Minister Nehru told Parliament today ., four Santhal tribesmen died an4 six were wounded when East Pak istan forces fired on a band cross ing into the Malda district of la dia early Friday. 1 :-V' from left, Mrs. Virginia Fett, chief operator; tfrt Margaret Clarke and Mrs. Betty Maney, assistani chit'f operators; Willis, and Mrs. Grace Cottermm divisiou traffic supervisor. '.. , . . , '

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