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March 1, 1975

The Vidette-Messenger from Valparaiso, Indiana · Page 7

Valparaiso, Indiana
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Saturday, March 1, 1975
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S.tyrd.y, March L. llli The Vldmt-MfHnigtr, Valpcrilto. lnd.-7 Joseph W. Btbler £vv W : i s William Costas Charles Welter Delmar Hoeppner V'/'/./j Dr. Thomas Zimmerman Arthur Hallerberg Seth Mosetey Division Leaders Selected All division leaders have been named for the 1975 CommunityrValparaiso University campaign which will open Tuesday with a kickoff breakfast, according to 'general chairman Joseph C. Durand. Joseph W. Bibler and Seth H. Moseley are chairman and associate chairman of. the advance gifts division. Prof. Arthur Hallerberg heads the V.U. faculty division. Other leaders are Mrs. Deanna Stritof, alumni; Dr. G. Gregory Gates, medical; Atty.. Delmar Hoeppner, legal; Dr. Thomas B. Zimmerman, Dental; William Costas, merchants; and Charles Welter, services. For the photo sequence above no picture of Dr. Gates was available. Announced earlier as campaign leaders were Fred C. Skinner and Charles L. Hazlett, associate general chairmen. Don R. Peters, district representative for public and alumni affairs at V.U. is campaign coordinator. Bicentennial Celebration Begins Today WASHINGTON (AP) - By act of Congress, today marks the start of a 04- month celebration of America's 200th birthday. Many bicentennial observances already ihave been held. There:will be thousands more before the end of the official observance on Dec. 3i, 1976. And they won't end then. John D. Rockefeller III, a director of the National Committee for the Bicentennial Era, advocates a 13-year period of "tough- minded planning and accomplishments." Rockefeller, who has been active in raising corporate money for bicentennial projects, notes that 13 years elapsed between the signing of the Declaration of Independence and creation of the federal government under the Constitution. Many corporations already have contributed, but many more will have to do so if all the planned bicentennial projects envisioned are to materialize. The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration says it has about $50 million worth of plans which need funding. The administration, successor : to a 50- member commission set up in 1967, seeks to coordinate a series of individual events and programs in all parts of the country. The agency works from a list of projects which it considers significant and in need of funding, and looks for sponsors among corporations, trade and professional associations, religious groups, service clubs and labor unions. The biggest bicentennial project launched from Washington so far is a traveling exhibition on U.S. origins as seen through the lives of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, it opened in Paris in January, it will be seen later in Warsaw, London, New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. IBM supported it with a grant of $500,000. . Four corporations put up $1 million each for one of the showiest bicentennial projects: a Freedom Train of 25 red, white and blue cars which will start a tour of the country in Delaware next month. The train will carry a wide range of historic memorabilia and is booked to visit 80 localities in all 48 contiguous states before the end of 1976. it also is a commercial venture. Souvenirs will be sold and admission fees charged--$2 for adults and $1 for children. An ARBA catalogue lists nearly 3,000 bicentennial observances, including the soft landing of an unmanned spacecraft on Mars on July 4, 1976. There will be restorations of historic buildings, hundreds of books and pamphlets, .miles of motion pictures, trees planted, dramas written, music composed, dances choreographed, battles restaged. Few of these events will get federal money. Congress has approved $10 million a year through 1976, but only for administration, grants to the states and planning money. Bed Push Gets Board's Okay Valparaiso University's service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, was granted approval by the Board of Works Friday to solicit funds March 7 and 8 from local merchants for their "pushing a bed for the Heart Fund" project. Dave Dixon, spokesman for the group, explained that participants plan to push the bed around the clock for seven days in order to be^t the present world bed- pushing record of 855 miles. "We figure thatanaveragespeedof 5.1 miles per hour continuously for a week should just put us over the top by one mile," he said. The group had set a world's record for the same stunt two years ago with 598 miles-.only to be beaten a month later by a group in Australia. The path for the project will he predominately in the university area, although the group plans to ask police permission for a "publicity push" down Lincolnway during the next few weeks. The board agreed to allow the group to solicit funds from merchants if they will do their soliciting during one weekend period. Merchants and area residents may pledge money, according to Dixon, for each mile pushed. City.Atty. David Butterfield noted that the Chamber of Commerce was enthusiastic about the project. "I wish you guys a lot of luck pushing that bed," he said. "At least our city roads are paved pretty well." Qvic Calendar Monday, March 3 Duneltnd School Board, 8, Adminittra- lion Building Chesterton Police Commission, 8, Town Hall Porter Park Board, 8, Town Hall Chesterton Park Board, 7:30, Dogwood Park Kouts Toicn Board, 7:30, Totcn Hall Tuesday, March 4 Hebron Plan Commission, 7:30, Town Hall Wednesday, March 5 County Hoard of Education, 7:30, 507 Campbell Thursday, March 6 Alcoholic Beverage Board, JO a.m., City Hall Wanatah Town Koard, 7:30, Bank Building Promoted Will Confer Around This Area Board Amends Order To Firm INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Air Pollution Control board advised The Vidette-Messenger Friday that it has amended an order to Bethlehem Steel Co.'s Burns Harbor plant delaying final compliance for its coke oven emissions. "Due to pollution abatement equipment delivery delays," the board noted, "the company now has until Sept. 30, 1976 to install the equipment. Presidents of the three collegiate institutions in Northwest Indiana will announce the findings of a statewide study on indiipendent higher education at 10 a.m. Monday at the Valparaiso University Union. Presidents Albert G. Huegli of VU, Charles H. Banet of St. Joseph's college, Rensselaer, and John M. Lefko of Calumet College in East Chicago participated in the study, which was sponsored by Associated Colleges of Indiana and Independent Colleges and Universities of Indiana, Inc. seminar at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy here on arson investigation are Dels. Robert Weeks and Patrick Soliday.of the Porter County Police Department. Mrs. Lynn (Candice) Biuckie, 909 Jefferson St., has filed in the County Clerk's office for Democratic nomination for candidacy for city council from Valparaiso's 4th Ward. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kord and Democratic congressional leaders announced after a Friday conference the start of negotiations to develop a compromise energy-economic blueprint. Ford, talking to newsmen in the Cabinet Room, said he might act to promote a combination by postponing a $l-abarrel increase in tariffs on imported oil that is scheduled to take effect Saturday. In answer to a question, Ford said he did not have to act by Saturday because he could retroactively rescind the March 1 tariff hike he proclaimed in January. The President, after meeting more than an hour with Democratic leaders of the Senate and House, told a questioner that Democrats have submitted an energy program that is "carefully thought out." He said that, like an anti-recession tax cut that the House passed Thursday, it does not mirror his original proposals, but "it can possibly be meshed with ours." At Ford's invitation, Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and House Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma spoke after the President and applauded the move toward compromise. Mansfield said he hoped it would be just the first in a series of meetings [hat could develop a united program and that ultimately the Republican leadership of Congress would lake part in the negotiations. Kord and the Democrats agreed that top priority should go to combating the burgeoning recession. Although Ford did not say so in his Cabinet Room remarks, it was understood he is giving serious thought to setting aside not only the March 1 tariff increase but another $l-a-barrel hike scheduled for April 1. Under the President's January proclamation an initial $1 increase went into effect Feb. 1. Ford said he expected to inform Mansfield and Albert by Monday at the latest "where we can find areas of accommodation" in trying to mesh rival administration and Democratic proposals. Ford had reportedly reacted scornfully earlier in the day to the Democrats' energy proposals. Gov. Bo wen Plans Action Probation of Robert A. Wayne, 48, Porter, was lifted Thursday by Judge Russell Nixon after it was reported by Chief Adult Probation Officer Neil T. Hannon that Wayne had complied with all terms of the one-year probation. He, along with three other men, was arrested in 1973 at the Pine Tap on lottery and gambling charges. He pleaded guilty to a charge of professional gambling and was fined $1,000 and court costs--in addition to being handed a probation sentence. Motorcycle of Jim Millsap, Rt. 11, Valparaiso, was missing when he returned to his residence on June Road Friday afternoon, he told county police. Arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with assault and battery was Eugene R. Bohle, 46, of Michigan City, who was held in Porter County Jail in lieu of $200 bond. Three passengers in a car driven by Michael Bunchek, 22, of 321 E. Porter Ave., Chesterton, were injured Friday night when the vehicle struck a utility pole on Meridian Road near County Road 700N. Held at Porter Memorial Hospital were Judy Graves, 18, Rt. 3, Chesterton, who suffered possible chest injuries, and her sister, Susan, 17, who was hospitalized for observation. Their brother, Jeffery, suffered leg injuries and was treated at PMII and released. County Policeman Al Yunker said Bunchek had passed a car while southbound and was unable to stop for cars ahead that were making turns across traffic. LIBERTY TWP. -- Stripped car was found burning late Friday night along County Road WW north of CR 700N. Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to extinguish the blaze in the auto, which had been stolen from Arlington Heights, III., according to Al Yunker of the county police department. Request Denied Mrs. Lynn M. VYhipple. President V. V. Anderson. General Manager Herbert Stcinbach. Managing Kdilor Published daily ««pl Sunday by The Vijttte- Meiser.|er Co . Valparaiso. Iftd. 463U. Successor 1C The Daily Videlle founded IB!, and The Evening Messenger founded IB/1 combined July 5. 1927. Held in Porter County Jail for Jasper County authorities following his arrest Friday on a charge of first degree burglary was Ronald W. Magers, 19, Rt. 3, DeMotte. PLAINFIELD -- Attending a one-day Pleads Guilty To Tax Count SOUTH BEND - Girard Schreiber, Michigan City, pleaded guilty to one tax evasion charge in federal court this week in connection with the alleged multi-million dollar kickback scheme involving Bethlehem Steel and Walsh Construction Co. employes. Schreiber was a former construction foreman for Walsh. He had originally been charged on two lax evasion counts, but reportedly agreed to plead guilty to one of those in exchange for a lesser sentence. Others have made similar deals while - agreeing to cooperate in further cases stemming from federal investigations into construction of Bethlehem Steel Corporations's $1 billion Bums Harbor plant. Still pending are mail conspiracy charges against Schreiber and 21 others, who will go on trial this summer. Sentencing of Schreiber held at a still unspecified date. CHICAGO (AP) -- A request for immediate release from prison by former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner was denied Friday by the judge who sentenced him to serve three years. Judge Robert L. Taylor of U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., made the ruling and it was issued at the federal court clerk's office in Chicago. Judge Taylor ruled he had no jur- sidiction to release Kerner and former state revenue director Theodore J. Isaacs because of a federal statute which severs a judge's control of a case 120 days after final court action. He also said prison authorities were in a better position to deal with the case. Kerner and Isaacs were convicted in February 1973 in a race track stock scandal. Kerner entered the federal correctional center at Lexington, Ky., on July 28 after Judge Taylor on July 9 denied a request for reduction of his jail term. Isaacs went to the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind. Judge Taylor heard arguments from Kerner's lawyers on Feb. 21 that their 66- year-old client should be released because of failing health. They produced a prison doctor's report that Kerner, the first judge of a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to be convicted of a crime, had a lung condition that could develop into cancer or tuberculosis. Earlier, U.S. Atty. James R. Thompson recommended that Kerner and Isaacs should be paroled but he argued that Judge Taylor could not reduce the prison terms. Roger D. Biggs Jr. HOBART -- Roger D. Biggs, Jr., Valparaiso, has been promoted to associate engineer in Northern Indiana Public Service company's Hobart district, Edward H. Bowles, district manager, has announced. He will report to Martin J. Verburg, engineering supervisor. Working with the company since 1973 as a junior district engineer, Biggs was born in Valparaiso, was graduated from Jackson Township High school and earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue university. He and his wife, M?rtha, attend Bethlehem Lutheran church, Chesterton. Obituary Mrs. Gerber's Rites Services for Mrs. Helen D. (Daley) Gerber, 68, MR 35, who died Friday at Canterbury Place, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dykes Funeral Home and at 11 a,m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church with Msgr. John J. Charlebois officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Formerly of Hobart, Mrs. Gerber resided in Valparaiso for four years. She was born July 12,1906 at Jreensburg.Po., daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Kariker) Deslefani. She was a member of St. Paul's church. She was married to Marcus Daley, who preceded her in death in 1962. She was later married to John Gerber, who preceded her in death in 1969. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Thoreson of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Brick and Mrs. Edward Weigand, both of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Arrests, Fines Arrested: Linda M. Swelnis, 23, Rt. 1,. public intoxication, JP court; Steven R. Gregory, 21, 1103 Kentucky, failure to appear, city court; Sallyann M. Vinciguerra, 24, 727 Baltimore, South Haven, deceptive practice, JP court. Justice Drunken driving: Andrew R. Sarvis, 28, Chicago, $52. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - With a backlog of mail from unhappy consumers, Gov Otis R. Bowen has decided to move into the field of automatic rates increases based on utilities' higher fuel costs. The governor said Friday he has asked general assembly leaders of both parties to meet with him sometime next week. He said he would ask for appointment of a bipartisan commission to study the whole field of utility rate making, "with emphasis on fuel adjustment and how it is being handled." "I don't think anyone knows the answers," Bowen said. "If the legislature gets the facts and the public gels the facts, they will be more willing to support the consequences." He said he favored public hearings. "I am unhappy with the automatic fuel cost passalong and with variations of utility bills from month to month," the governor told an informal news conference. He said he didn't think there would be time for an in-depth study before the 1975 legislative session ends, but new legislation might not be necessary. The Public Service Commission, appointed by the governor, has to approve all public utilities' rate schedules. Bowen said he would suggest that the study commission consist of two Republicans and two Democrats from each house, plus three to five members of the public whom he would appoint. The governor said he thought the general assembly would be able to come up with a bill controlling malpractice damage suits, "a variation of House Bill 1460." Bowen said he was "not preempting the legislature but just reporting" some of the talk about an ultimate bill. He said the proposals, which he evidently approves, include retaining the jury system instead of a compensation commission envisioned by the original bill. There would be a briefing panel with physicians' advisory board. Mention of any specific damage request would not be made in the trial. The time for filing malpractice suits would be limited, as would attorneys' fees. The governor repeated earlier statements that he probably would not veto a direct primary bill, although he "leans toward" keeping the party convention nominations, and he is opposed to pari mutuel betting legalization. BOY, 5, KI1.LF.D By The Associated Press An Evansville child, James Kelly, 5, was struck and killed Friday afternoon when he ran in front of a car near his home, police said. Tally For Cardinals Jane Kindling, left, and Renee McGaffic, both 1974 Valparaiso High graduates, tallied II and (wo points, respectively, Friday night for Ball Slate as (he Cardinal girls lost to Indiana State, 60-47, in women's Intercollelgiate tourney game played in the VU gym. Jane andllenee are BSU freshmen. V ' (V-MSlaffPhoto)

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