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Monday, May 13, 1968
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11 n r t f I" f 4 4 111 Indiana Edition Classified Ads ; SECTION TWO SECTION TWO SOUTI I BEND. INDIANA, MON DAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1968 17 RflAY N E) ' CtID PARTY HEADS CONFIDENT OF OYER SLATED TO REVEAL NEEDS STUDY RE-ELECTION Me EQ.KHMT 4 ; 'lb TWO HURT IN CRASH Two persons were injured when lhese two vehicles collided Saturday evening at Lexington and Riverside Aves. in Elkhart. Hurt were the driver, Allen War- AID DRIVER - Allen Wardlow, 19, of 746 Strong Ave., Elkhart, driver of one of the vehicles in an Elldiart accident, Is comforted while awaiting transportation to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of face and mouth injuries. 23-YEAR-OLD HIT BY AUTO Plymouth Victim's Condition Is Critical The Tribune's Special Service ROLLING PRAIRIE -A 23-year-old Plymouth man remains in critical condition today in Me morial Hospital in South Bend with injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on U.S. 20 near here Sunday. LaPorte County sheriff's deputies said Herbert G. Hines of Plymouth was struck by an auto westbound on. U.S. 20 as he attempted to run across the high way just east of Byron Rd. The driver of the car, Phillip Sala, 25, of 10 W. 9th St., Michigan City, said he saw Hines running across the high way and swerved to avoid him, but he was struck by the left front of the car. Hospital officials said Hines Buffered internal injuries and a possible skull fracture in the crash. , Sala was not charged. FARM HOUSE LOST IN FIRE The Tribune's Special Service ROCHESTER - Fire of undet-' crmined origin destroyed a five room one story frame home Sat urday on a farm owned by Gene ,)ay, Rt. 2, five miles southeast of Rochester in the Mt. Zion community. Nearby farm residents called the Rochester fire department. Fire Chief John Richards estimated the loss of the house at $3,000. Charles Thompson, 54, occu-1 pied the home on the Day farm. FILL POSITION OF INSPECTOR ' The Tribune's Special Service , VALPARAISO - Charles C. Falconer, Portage, former Portage Township Assessor and Portage Plan Commission 'executive secretary, has been hired as part-time zoning inspector for the Porter County Plan commission. ' Falconer was picked from 10 applicants for the post, .which 'calls -.for a work week of 20 hours. He will begin his duties Junel. ' 1 " j Halterman Word on Fulton Vote The Tribune's Special Service ROCHESTER - Rochester today he was still awaiting word concerning his attempts to have the re-election of Dale E. Welty as Democratic county chairrnant the party's reorganization Satur day set aside The state Democratic chair man, Gordon bt. Angelo, saw Saturday that the Halterman forces could meet with the state committee today, but this was turned down by Halterman be cause of the shortness of time. 21 Walk Out Welty was elected after 21 of the 37 committeemen and vice- committeemen walked out of the meeting. A spokesmen for the 21 said they favored the election of Halterman as county chairman. Halterman said the commit teemen and vice-committeemen favoring his election never got a chance to nominate their slate. Halterman, who is not a com mitteeman, was barred from at tending the closed reorganiza- tional meeting. The walkout came after a nominating committee nominated the slate of of ficers who were elected ana a motion was made to close the nominations. Q iiilfliaifx I DEDICATE AIR FIELD-Air Force Col. L. Gordon Cooper, one of the seven original Mercury Astronauts, and Mrs. Betty Moore Grissom, widow of Lt. Col. Virgil I Grissom, converse during ceremonies Sunday renaming Bunker Hill Air, Force Base as Grissom Air Force Base. Grissom was killed in "an Apollo spacecraft fire in 1967 during a launch pad test. ' . Phcto bv Tribune Staff Photographer dlow, 19, and a passenger, Phyllis Gibson, 14. The driver of the other vehicle, Edward T. Drexler, 22, of Rt. 2, Elkhart, escaped injury. INJURED PASSENGER -Phyllis Gibson, J4,of 801E. Indiana Ave., Elkhart, an accident victim who suffered head and right leg injuries is assisted at the accident scene. Photos by Tribune Staff Photographer A w a i t s Mayor Harrison Halterman said from state Democratic officials Indiana Woman Wins Air Derby MATTOON, 111. (JB - Mrs. Morris Ringenberg of Grablll, Ind., took first place Sunday in the Petticoat Air Derby. Mrs. Ringenberg and her copilot, Mrs. John Bowyer of Fort Wayne, Ind., finished in front of a field of 30 planes which raced around a 268-mile course ending at t h e Coles County Airport near Mattoon. The Indiana pair won a trophy and a $400 prize 1 Mrs. Neal D. Payton of Indianapolis and her co -pilot, Mrs. Leonard Neff of Indianapolis, won the speed trophy. f RENAME BASE FOR GRISSOM Hoosier Astronaut Honored by Air Force GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE, Ind. (AP) Indiana's Strategic Air Command base was re named Sunday in honor of a Hoosier fighter pilot who be came an astronaut, flew in space, and died in a ground test of the Apollo moonship. The astronaut, Virgil I. Gus Grissom, was one of three men who died when the moonship caught fire last year at Cape Kennedy. Grissom's widow, two children and parents were among the 35,- ) on hand to witness the cere monies marking tne name change. Two brothers and a sis ter were present, too: ; Thomas H. Nielsen, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, gave the rededication address. "As a result of his work with NASA," Nielsen said, "Col. Gris som became one of a handful of men in the world who knew from experience the thrill and rigors of flight in space." He pointed out that Grissom was the first man to maneuver a craft, the Gemini 3 in space and said he was one of the men who helped "roll back the cur tains of mystery and ignorance about the environment ' of space." ' 1 The base was founded as Bunker Hill Naval Air Station during World War II and origin ally was used to train Navy pilots. After World War II the Air Force began using the in stallation and renamed it Bunk er Hill Air Force Base. The base now is one of two stations in the U n it e d States for the supersonic B-58 Hustler bomber and the tanker planes which refuel the Hustlers in the air. The Hustlers can deliver nu- 1 t - 1 iL. ciear weapons anywnere in me world. Grissom's brother, Lowell D Grissom of St. Louis, Mo., spoke for the family at the dedication. " "Of all the honors he won," Lowell said, "none would please him more than this one today.''- St. Angelo Gives Indication of Resigning Prom Trlbune'l Wirt Service INDIANAPOLIS - State Re-publican and Democratic chair men say they are confident of being able to win re-election this week. But Democratic State Chair man Gordon St. Angelo, whose organization suffered defeat in the state presidential primary last week, has indicated he may resign, perhaps to take an active role on behalf of some candi date. State Republican Chairman Buena Chaney says he is in "good shape" in six of the state's 11 districts after county reorganization meetings last Saturday. Chaney did not list the 3rd District as one of the six. Perley II. Provost Jr. of South Bend, a Chaney backer, faces a battle Tuesday to retain his 3rd Dis trict chairmanship. No Trends Evident No trends toward change in state leadership were evident in the county-level reorganizations in either party. Republican county chairmen will n)eet Tuesday to pick dis trict (jhairmen. They in turn will pii'it t suae uiamiiun weunes- day. Democratic county chairmen will meet Wednesday to pick dis trict leaders. They in turn will meet Saturday to pick their state chairman. Gubernatorial aspirations are at stake in the district and state chairmanship battles. On the Democratic side, St. Angelo is regarded as looking with favor toward Indiana House Democratic Leader Richard C. Bodine of Mishawaka for gover nor. The defeat of the Democratic organization favorite son candi date for president, Gov. Roger Bramgin, in the presidential primary was a blow for both St. Angelo and Bodine. If St. Angelo bows out or Is dumped as state chairman, it would be another serious blow to Bodine. St. Angelo, however, says he Is confident he has more than enough district votes to win re election if he wants it. He said, however, he is considering two job offers, one in politics, the other in private life. County Chaney Votes St. Angelo managed the Branl- gin gubernatorial campaign four years ago. But his fortunes have faded with GOP state election victories in 1966 and municipal victorjes in 1967 and also with tne victory oi sen. itoDeri Kennedy in the presidential pri mary last week. Chaney's supporters are count ing on votes from the 1st, 4tn 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th districts to give him a base of 12 votes out of 22 on the state committee. When Chaney ousted Charles Hendricks as GOP chairmen last December, votes of those dis tricts were in his column. Few changes took place Satur day in the ranks of county chair- Continued on Page 22 l - M I 'r r " , PROM QUEEN AND COURT - Miss Sheri Torok, center, was crowned queen of the Elkhart High School Junior-Senior Prom L . i iOi i lulu ii I u feifc M AID INJURED CYCLIST - Goshen first aid men and pas-sersby give first aid to James Cramer, 23, of 312 N. 2nd St., Goshen, after his motorcycle and a car driven by G. Lowell Swihart, 45, of 403 Sunset Blvd., Goshen, collided at Beaver Ln. and Chicago Ave. in Goshen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Cramer, who suffered a compound fracture of the left leg, multiple body bruises and shock, is in fair condition at Elkhart General Hospital, where he was transferred from Goshen General Hospital shortly after the accident. Photo by Tribune Staff Photoorapher Goshen Cyclist Hurt In Collision With Car The Tribune's Special Service GOSHEN A 23-year-old Goshen man was injured seriously at 1:30 p.m. Sunday when his Beaver Lane and Chicago Ave. In fair condition at Elkhart General Hospital is James Cramer, 23, of 312 N. 2nd St., Goshen, who suffered a com pound - fracture, of -the Jeft. leg, multiple body bruises and shock. He was taken to Goshen General - Hospital by first- aid crewmen and later transferred to Elkhart by private ambu lance. Cramer was driving west on Chicago Ave. when his motorcy cle was struck by a car driven by G. Lowell Swihart, 45, of 403 Sunset Blvd., Goshen. Swihart told Elkhart County police he was headed south on Beaver Lane, stopped for a passing car and pulled onto Chicago Ave. striking the motorcycle. Swihart said that he could not see the westbound vehicle driven by Cramer. The right front of the car struck the motorcycle throwing the driver several feet beyond the intersection. Car Flips Into Field At 6:26 p.m. Sunday three per sons were injured when their car skidded out of control two miles west of Benton and flipped over three times into a field. Orville Evans Jr., 22, of 224 S. 27th . St., Goshen, suffered bruises; Russell Friend, 22, of 10 N. Main St., Elkhart, had possi ble back injuries; and Dennis Miller, 20, of 219 S. 29th St., Go shen, - had chest injuries and scratches. 1 Evans told Elkhart County and Indiana State Police he was headed north on County Road 127 at about 45 miles per hour when his car skidded as he 1 motorcycle and a car collided at at the northwest edge of Goshen:1 Goshen Workers Return to Jobs The Tribune's Special Service " GOSHEN"" Workers for Mogul Rubber Co. were back on Jhe job today after settlement of a short lived strike. Donald Wogoman, a Mogul official, said that the strike, begun when nearly 200 employees walked off the job at 7 a.m. Saturday, was caused by an oversight in the present contract under which Local 22702 of the United Rubber Workers are presently working. He said the misunderstanding resulted from an oversight, in back pay for an employee and the ommlssion of a clause in a contract under which the company and union now operate. crossed the Wabash Railroad tracks. At 4:30 a.m. Sunday Peter J. Metz, 49, of Rt. 2, Middlebury, suffered four broken ribs and a punctured lung when his car skidded out of control and struck a tree on U.S. 20 a mile east of Elkhart. Out of Control Metz was driving east oil U.S. 20 when his car skidded out of control on wet pavement as he rounded a curve. The ear skid ded off the south side of the roadway for 87 feet and struck a tree. Saturday in the North Side Gymnasium. From the left are Miss Cindy Paoletti, Miss Torok and Teri Thompson. Photo bv Tribune Staff Photographer Board Expected To Tell Budding Plans The Tribune's Special Service ELKHART - The Elkhart Community School Board is expected to announce plans for a second high school when it meets at 7:30 p.m. today in Elk hart High School, 401 Goshen Ave. Dr. Harold Oyer, superintend ent of schools, is scheduled to present to the board a report on a study of the future needs of the school system, including the expansion of high school facilities. The board has been busy with the expansion of elementary and junior high school facilities. To accommodate an expanding pu pil population. School Under Construction Under construction at the pre sent time are an addition to the Mary Beck Elementary School inside the city, and an addition to the Brookdale Junior High School in Osolo Twp. Both addi tions are expected to be ready by fall. Last week the school board broke ground for two new elementary schools, one in Osolo and one in Cleveland Twp., and a swimming pool addition to Elkhart High School. Consider Training Center In addition to a second high school the board is also considering a technical training center for the school system and a new school administration center. A recent move by Elkhart County officials to acquire the old Elkhart High School property at 2nd and High Sts. for a new court and countyfacilities In " Elkhart, is reportedly expediting the move toward a second high scnooi. Driver Dies As Tractor Turns Over The Tribune's Special Service LAPORTE - Leo P. Dono- ghue Jr., 24, Rt. 5, LaPorte, was killed Sunday when a farm tractor he was operating overturned near Pontiac, Mich. Relatives said Donoghue was employed on the fruit farm in Commerce Twp., near Pontiac. He was plowing a field, authorities at Pontiac reported, when the tractor fliDDed over and crushed him. Donoghue died Sundav nieht in Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. He was born Feb. 29, 1944 in Chicago, and had lived in La-Porte 16 years. He leaves his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Pau F. Donoghue. a brother. Donald H. panielson, of LaPorte, and a sis ter, Mrs. Ronald West, of New Buffalo. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hav-erstock Funeral Home, with Rev. Oscar Pace, of South Bend Free Methodist Church, officiat ing. Burial will be in SDrineville Cemetery, north of LaPorte. Friends may call from Tuesday noon in the Haverstock Funeral Hme. Party Chiefs Retain Posts In Kosciusko The Tribune's Special Service WARSAW -Both Renublicans and Democrats re-elected party officials Saturday in meetings held in the Kosciusko Countv seat at Warsaw. Giles Hoffer of Warsaw, long time GOP chairman, -was re elected head of his countv unit as were Mrs. Pauline Jordan, of Warsaw, vice-chairman: Mrs. Nellie Garman of, Warsaw, secretary: and Mrs. 0. Rav Miner lof Warsaw, treasurer. In a 10 minute session. Paul V.. Conkle of Warsaw was re-elected chairman of the Kosciusko Coun. jty Democratic Central Committee; Mrs. Robert Reed of Men- tone, re-elected vice-chairman; Mrs. Walter Roberts, of North Webster, re-elected secretary; and Alton Kissinger of Warsaw. re-elected treasurer.

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