Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on June 19, 1965 · Page 3
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Greensburg, Indiana
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Saturday, June 19, 1965
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Life Was Boring— Purdue Prof, Wife Are Found Shot to LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — A Purdue University engineering professor who said life was "exceedingly boring" and his wife were found shot to death Friday in what authorities said was a suicide pact. Dr. William Sholty, Tippecanoe County coroner, said Richard C. Carpenter, 58, apparently shot his wife, Hildred, in the head with a .357 magnum revolver and then shot himself. Carpenter left a note, addressed to a cousin, giving reasons for the action and detailed instructions for disposing of the couple's bodies and possessions. The typewritten note also included a complete biography of Carpenter. The retired Army officer said in the note that he had "a low opinion of the merits of this world" and that his "main objection to this life is that it is exceedingly boring." Carpenter's note said his wife agreed with the feelings. The note also indicated the couple had unsuccessfully attempted suicide earlier. Benton County Sheriff L. A. Wiemken found the bodies beside the Wabash River just north of here as he drove along a nearby road Friday afternoon. He notified Tippecanoe County authorities and state police. Authorities said the Carpenter's were shot with a revolver which Carpenter had purchased Wednesday in a West Lafayette sporting goods store. The box for the pistol was found in the Churches St. Paul Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDonald attended the graduation exercises Monday at Indiana University of their son, Jeff, who received a master's degree. He is an optometrist. Mrs. Eileen Millicent of Cincinnati spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Frank McAuliffe. Mr. and Mrs. James Clark of Knox were weekend guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Clark. Mrs. Larry Cross is a patient at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where she underwent surgery last week. . Mrs. Lillian Nail has returned home from Major Hospital, Shelbyville. Mrs. Rose Stickford was hostess to the meeting of the Hobby Nobby Club Wednesday afternoon with 14 members present Eunice Armstrong, president, was in charge of the meeting, opened by all repating the club creed. The lesson on the history of Decatur County was given by Roma Cross, who also won the door award. Refreshments were served by the hostess, assisted by Hester Petty and Lottie Kelley. The July meeting will be with Roma and Roberta Cross. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Brown and niece, Miss .Linda Favors, returned home Sunday evening from a visit at Fort Worth, Tex. BURNEY METHODIST— A. I. Atkins, pastor. Bob Ward, superintendent. Edwin Jackson, song leader. Vey Hitchcock, organist. 9:30 — Worship. The high school class, taught by Billie Gene Jackson, will conduct the worship service in the absence of the pastor, who is attending conference. 10:30 — Sunday school. Saturday — High school class will tour reformatory at Pendleton. FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST— Estes Denton, pastor. Herschel Mclntyre, song leader. Mrs. Herschel Mclntyre, pianist. Claude Burch, superintendent. William Gatheridge, Training Union director. 7 — Saturday night pitch-in supper at the home of Rev. Estes Denton. 9:30 — Sunday school. 10:30 — Worship. 6:30 — Training Union. 7:30 — Evening worship. 7:30, Wednesday — Midweek prayer service. LETTS METHODIST— A. I. Atkins, pastor. Glenn Hodson, superintendent. Nancy Hodson, organist. Joyce Hodson, pianist. 9:30 — Sunday school. 10:30 — Morning worship. Karen Thompson, organist. Young people will present service. open trunk .of the couple's car near the bodies. A 1929 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Carpenter retired-, from the Army as a lieutenant. colonel in 1946. He later studied art and worked as a commercial artist in Chicago before joining the Purdue, faculty about 12 years ago. Mrs. Carpenter, who would have been 60 Sunday, was a graduate of New York University and also studied at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Circuit Court Realty Transfers Zearlma I. Shanklin to Ear H. and Shirley Burton, property at St. Paul. Geneva R. McCoy to Lewis C and Katherine Storie, property in the Abram Hendricks Addition to Greensburg. Dale W. and Gaidene A. Morgan and Donna Mae and Robert E. Barnes to Edna C. Morgan 60 acres south of New Point. Collins and Nellie Ball to Parker and Ruth Bishop, property in Cann's Second Addition to Westport. For Society, call 663-3111. YOU r» INSURANCE A public service column about Property, Casualty and Auto Insurance By Maurice Moeller Decatur Insurance Agency, Inc. Mark Power Mower "Handle With Care" "the power lawn mower gets used steadily all summer," a homeowner writes. "How do I protect myself in case someone gets hurt either using it or through its use?" Before going into insurance that can protect you in these situations, it's worthwhile noting some of the basic safety practices you can employ to help prevent such occurences. Mowing ONLY when there's sufficient daylight, inspecting the lawn to be mowed for objects—stones, branches, metal items, etc. that whirling blades can throw and making sure that safety shoes or high work shoes are worn while using it, are basic steps. Assuring maximum control by keeping in step with the machine, watching balance on slopes, never lifting the mower from one level to another while it's running and never pulling it toward you. are other preventive steps. If you have considerable ground area and employ a riding unit, be particularly careful on steep slopes and turns to avoid turning over. Watch for low-hanging branches. A homeowner's policy protects you, up to policy limits, against liability arising from an. injury to a visitor, neighbor or a stranger or physical damage to someone else's property. • In cases of minor injury, medical payments coverage in your policy will apply to you, members of your family or others. If you've hired someone to use the power mower, it's a good idea to check with your agent. Workmen's compensation laws very from state to state and your agent can provide the best counsel to assure that you are protected. This column will be glad to answer questions you may have about .property or casualty insurance. Send them to DECATUR INSURANCE AGENCY, Inc. 2nd Floor Decatur County National Bank An inventory and appraisement of all property submitted in the estate of,the late Albert Miller was approved. In the petition for appointment of guardian for Ellen C. Fenton, a return on service of notice to appear was filed. In the complaint for divorce filed by Robert 'Dale Tatman against Martha Marie Tatman, temporary custody of the couple's minor children was awarded to the defendant. The court ruled that the defendant is to have the furniture of the parties and is to pay the bill at Minear's, Inc. The plaintiff is to have the automobile and assume the debts on the car and is to pay the bills at Sears Roebuck & Company and the Pavy Grocery Store. The plaintiff, who was granted the right of reasonable visitation, is also to pay preliminary attorney fees of $75 within 30 days. In the complaint for separation from bed and board filed by Sheryl Herbert against Gerald Herbert the defendant has been ordered to pay $40 per week support. Temporary custody of the couple's minor children was awarded to the plaintiff with the defendant to have right of reasonable visitation with the children. The 'defendant is to pay preliminary attorney fees of $75 within 60, days and the temporary restraining order was continued. In the May Strunck guardianship the guardian filed petition for allowance of final report and hearing was set for July 6. The inheritance tax division filed waiver of notice in the estate of the late Dan Lorigan. Schedule and appraisement was submitted showing gross value of the estate to be $35,180.01. Finding was that tax is due in the sum of $1,544.42. In the complaint for damages filed by Mary Frances Johnson against George W. Macy, arguments on the defendant's demurrer were heard and taken under advisement. A final report and report of distribution submitted in th.e estate of the late Mabel L. Logan were approved and the trust closed. The inheritance tax division filed waiver of notice in the estate of the late Violet Ann Wagner. The executor filed schedule for determination of inheritance tax and finding was that no tax is due. The final report was submitted and set for hearing July 6. Three Drivers Are Fined in JP Court Found guilty in JP Court Friday on a charge of speeding on Interstate 74 last Feb. «. James R. Keillor, 21, R. R. 1, was fined $1 and costs. Two other motorists were assesed fines on their plea of guilty to the following counts: Jane S. Skeans, 27, Wabash, who was charged with speeding June 13 and Roselyn Welsh, 30, Greensburg, who was charged with driving on an expired operator's license June 12. Gieensbuig (Ind.) Daily PA«3 EVER HAPPEN TO YOU? ByBfafcf, Brake; Up) Cong Forces— - Kin* Ftalnrc. Syndicate. L.. 1965. World riglil, reserve! 6-IS **m. Algeria (Continued from Paee One) he once told newsmen, is this: "Call it Marxism or socialism or Castroism, I want a better lot for the peasants. We will take help where we can get it." The revolutionary manifesto charged Ben Bella with usurping personal power and "creating anarchy." He was also charged with "misappropriation of funds." The revolution appeared to have been bloodless, although there were unconfirmed reports of shots being fired. The first sign that Ben Bella's power had cracked came at about 2:30 a.m. (9:30 p.m. EOT Friday) when tanks rumbled into the streets and took up positions at key points. Algerian army troops surrounded Ben Bella's residence. Communications with the outside world were cut. Restore Communications Communications were restored briefly at noon to enable news agencies to file accounts of the takeover. Ben Bella, 48, rose from French army sergeant to president in less than 20 years. Today, his fate was not known but he was presumed to be under house arrest. He was an extreme leftist but probably not a Communist. He visited and praised Cuban Premier Fidel Castro but accepted $200 million in French aid every year to save his economy from bankruptcy. Ben Bella helped organize the Algerian revolt against France in 1954 and served as one of its leaders until his capture by the French in 1956. He spent the next five and one-half years in captivity, but emerged with the truce in 1962 and quickly eliminated his rivals. He clinched his authority with a short but fierce civil war that left him many enemies. Ben Bella pushed through a constitution that made h i m chief of state, head of the government, supreme chief of the armed forces, head of the courts, and chief of his political party—the only legal one. This is what the rebels meant today when they denounced his usurpation of power. Used By Ben Bella Boumedienne was known as a man who had been used by Ben Bella. His chief relied on Boumedienne when he needed military support, then let him slip back into the background ?gain. Boumedienne was left waiting in Oran when Ben Bella made his_triumphal entry into Algiers at the end of the war against the French. But when part of the, country threatened his authority, Ben Bella again turned to Boume- dienne to put down the insurgents. There was another triumphal entry into Algiers at the conclusion of this campaign— and again Ben Bella made it alone. Boumedienne is a natural leader. He talks quickly and expansively. As long ago as 1962, in the early days of the Algerian regime, a UPI correspondent wrote "it is an . open question how long Boumedienne will put up with the off-again- on-again treatment he has had from Ben Bella." Boumedienne's communique said the army deposed Ben Bella today because the country's internal situation had become "a cause for anguish." The communique said Algeria's internal situation had become "a cause for anguish." It charged Ben Bella with usurping "personul power" and "creating anarchy." He also was charged with "misappropriation of funds." The communique said the new revolutionary council will "set to work to create conditions for establishment of a democratic, serious state, governed, by the laws and on a moral basis. / "The institutions of the party and the state will function in harmony..." the communique said. "Once stability and confidence have been reestablished, the Council of the Revolution will apply itself to the restoration of order and economic recovery." The communique called for "honesty . . . hard'.work. . .morality" to make Algeria's brand of socialism* ctfnfdrm with the. realities, of; life] in, this North. African country. Purdue to Open Bids On New Cage Arena- LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — Bids for Purdue University's 14,416-seat basketball arena will be opened June 23, the Ross-Ade Foundation announced' today. The State Budget Agency and Governor Branigin previously authorized Purdue to use income from fees and' other earnings to finance the multi-million dollar project. Purdue officials said no tax money will be involved in the expenditure. The circular, domed structure will be located north, of the.pres- ent fieldhouse: Buy Gates V-Belts TO KEEP YOUR • LAWN MOWER • REFRIGERATOR • WASHER • POWER TOOLS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT RUNNING SMOOTHLY Available Through Most Automotive Service Dealers and Hardware stores. DISTRIBUTED BY Rodefeld Co., Inc. AUTOMOTIVE PARTS HEADQUARTERS FOLDIN O WHEEL CHAIRS The chair you've been hearing so mpch about * sturdy construction • tangent-spoked wAeets • bright attractive persimmon and white color • 3 Y£ AR we RENf or SELL ^ walkers fff canes s and crutches r\ f I • commodes ffift bathtub seats and rails -*f& trays and accessories a Success By CHARLES CORDDRY WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense officials, claiming that U. S. B52 bombers broke up a possible attack force of Viet Cong guerrillas northwest of Saigon, assess the saturation bonibing raid as a success. A Defense Department source Friday described the attack Thursday by 27 of the big jet bombers of a two - square mile area as being aimed at breaking up a concentration of Communist forces 28 miles from the South Vietnamese capital. "That objective was accomplished," he said. Beyond the immediate objective, Defense, officials credited the mission — the first in which U. S. strategic bombers have been used since the Korean war _ with two major accomplishments. Frees Ground Forces First, it enabled previously tied down ground forces to enter the jungle area in search American Astronauts PARIS (UPI) — American astronauts Edward White and James McDivitt finally met Russia's Yuri Gagarin—the first man in space — today despite first Soviet rebuffs. The Americans met the stocky Russian as he strode into a vast hanger for a lunch for 4,000. persons at the Paris Air Show where Soviet exhibits had grabbed most of Europe's headlines before White and McDivitt flew in Friday. The Russians had said earlier Gagarin was too busy to meet the Americans this morning. American officials did not call, the refusal a snub, but they did not indicate whether a later meeting would-take place. The American party visited the pavilion, two hours earlier than planned and bulldozed their way. into the densely packed hall behind a phalanx of French police and American plainclothes men. After the crush and hurly burly of the Russian pavilion Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, and the astronauts were the luncheon guests of Prime Minister Georges Pompidou. Before visiting the air show at Le Bourget airport, Humphrey and the astronauts laid a wreath on the tomb of the French unknown soldier at the Arch of Triumph. The vice president, NASA administrator James Webb, the astronauts and their wives arrived here Friday. They were accompanied to Le Bourget today, by U.S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen. of the Viet Cong, without, danger,, of. imminent attack. Second,; ofjBcials- said, it put the; Communists' on notice that there is' no longer any sanctuary where they can mass troops with impunity, from, air attack, despite deep forest cover or the heavy monsoon rains that keep smaller planes^ from finding their targets. Diplomatic officials in the administration were ' somewhat less enthusiastic than the Pentagon in the evalution of the raid, however. They emphasized, there had been no., disagreement between the State Department and the Pentagon on making the attack. Secretary, of State Dean Thompson Accepts Post at Ben, Davis Charles Thompson, former assistant football coach at Greensburg High School, has resigned as head grid mentor at Whiteland to accept the assistant coach's post at Ben Davis High School in western Marion County. Thompson was assistant under Art Shaw here for two years before going to Whiteland in 1963, where he established the school's first football program. Shaw also left here two years ago to become the assistant at Ben Davis and last year moved to the head coach's position at Avon High School. Ron Wilson, a former outstanding gridder for Franklin College, was elevated from line coach to head coach at Whiteland, succeeding Thompson. Body (Continued from Paee One) said her skull was fractured in at least four places. The body was sent to the University of Kentucky Hospital at Lexington for further examination. Police said the woman was 30 to 45 years old, weighed about 110 pound_s and was. 5,-. feet, 8-inches tall. She had reddish-brown hair. Authorities theorized she was killed elsewhere and her body rolled over an embankment of the Kentucky Turnpike. $75 CRASH DAMAGE A minor traffic accident in Westport at 10:05.a. m. today in- involved a car driven east on the main street by James R. King, 29, R. R. 1, Westport, who was turning right into an alley, and a car driven from the south curb by Thomas N, Spoonamore, 31, R. R. 1, Westport. Damage, estimated at $75, was confined to the right front of the 1964-model King auto, according to James Green, Westport town marshal. Rusk himself said it appeared to haye been "worthwhile." Expect Adverse Reaction; But regardless oi; the, degree-, of success of the mission, U.S. diplomatic officials realized; they were have to deal with considerable adverse reaction from some foreign governments who would view the massive assault as unwarranted escalation. This necessity to recognize, the psychological effects of'the operation on some friendly countries naturally affected the enthusiasm with which State Department officials viewed the- whole affair. In assessing the attack's impact, Defense Department officials said that the Communists have based their current offensive on the assumption they' were immune from air attack when bad flying weather prevailed. The B52s, however, can ; fly above inclement weather and direct their heavy bomb loads to unseen targets with pinpoint accuracy by using electronic devices. Faces Arraignment On Driving Counts In the local jail today awaiting arraignment in Justice of Peace Court here on charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and driving without an operator's license is Ralph Atkinson, 47, Kokomo. Atr kinson was arrested on East Main at 1:30 a. m. today by lo-; cal police. RESOURCE ESTIMATE NEW DELHI — India's natural resources are said to be the third richest in the world, although they have been little exploited. • Firestone Tires • Seat Covers f> Brake Service • Engine Tune-up •.Wheel Alignment; •.Wheel Balancing • Lubrication • Battery Service • Philco Radios •> Philco Televisions ire***** 825 E. Main, Greensbnrf Phone 6634161 THE BANK WITH COMPLETE SERVICE & SAFETY You're Always on the Right Road UNION BANK AND

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