Perfect Driver Quits at 82 LA MESA, Calif. (UPI)— Robert C. Gustafson, 82, who drove an automobile for 50 years without an accident or a traffic ticket, has quit voluntarily. Gustafson said Monday that he handed in his driver's license to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. "People drive too fast nowadays," he said. • The retired carpenter also has hung a for sale sign on his automobile, a 1939 Buick. Although the car has 86,000 miles on the speedometer, it's in "perfect" condition, he said. Gustafson cited three reasons for his perfect driving record: —He's never taken a drink. —He's never smoked. —His wife, Alfrieda, "watched the other cars." Hereafter, Gustafson and his wife will be chauffeured by their daughter and son-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Curtis. Curtis, a bus driver, persuaded Gustafson to give up driving while he still has an unblemished record. Hadler Qualifies For Pilot License Lynn Hadler, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hadler Jr. of R. R. 7, Greensburg, successfully completed his private pilot's flight test at Bowman Field, Louisville, Ky., Monday and was given his private pilot's license. Hadler began flight training at the Greensburg airport Aug. 6, 1964 under Sheridan Loyd.. After completing dual training for his solo flight and "cross country," he continued flying in the Purdue University Flying Club after entering Purdue University Aviation Institute as a freshman last fall. Since flight instruction was discontinued at the local airport this year, Hadler was prepared for his private pilot's license test at the Kentucky Flying Service Pilot School at Bowman Field by his original instructor, Loyd, who is a member of the instruction staff there. GAME IS SELLOUT SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) — Notre Dame's second sellout of the coming football season was assured Monday when it was announced that all tickets for the Notre Dame-Navy game of Oct. 30 had been sold. Classified Ad Phone 663-3113 PRIZE WINNERS AT THE GOODYEAR FAIR BOOTH WINNERS OF STEAK KNIFE SETS: William Colson Kay Lewis June Swigman Helen Phillips Marion Vail Carl Hammond Margie Cannon Vera Owens Mrs. Dale Burns Hubert Nugent Mildred Sexton Mrs. Ed Settles Lotus Minary Mrs. Arek Stiverson Pauline Taylor WINNER OF PICNIC BAG: MRS. MAX EASLEY WINNER OF ELECTRIC BLANKET: F. K. TEMPEST Prizes may be picked up at the store anytime. Our thanks to all who registered. GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE West Side Square Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News, Tuesday. Aug. 10,1965 PAGE 3 17 Yeors in Prison— Innocent Man Gets Check for $35,000 SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) — Fifteen years ago Ted Marcin walked out of the Illinois State Penitentiary, cleared of a murder charge after spending 17 years behind walls. Today he traveled to the state Capitol to pick up a check that represented 23 cents for every long hour spent in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Marcin, now a beer .truck driver in Culver City, Calif., and Joe Majczek, now a Chicago insurance salesman, were convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1933 for the slaying of a Chicago policeman. Former Gov. Dwight Green called the conviction "one of the most unfortunate miscarriages of justice in Illinois history." He pardoned Majczek in 1945. Five years later Marcin was released on a court order. Aides of Gov. Otto Kerner said it was probable that Marcin's check for $35,000 — $2,000 for every year wrongfully spent in prison — would be given Marcin by the governor. "I consider the award a vindication. There are always some people who think they don't convict an innocent man, but the state doesn't give money away to people who are guilty," the balding 56-year-old Marcin said. Majczek's release came about when a newspaper man spotted a classified ad placed by his mother asking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the real killer. The reporter, James McQuire, dug up enough information to force his release. Marcin waited another five long years before he too was released on a writ of habeus corpus. Next Week's Space Shot "On Schedule" SPACE CENTER, Houston (UPI) — Veteran astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., and rookie Charles (Pete) Conrad were "on schedule" today for their eight-day date with space set to begin Aug. 19. The federal space agency Monday announced that minor problems which had bothered technicians and engineers working on the Gemini-5 flight had been cle'ared up. "Everyone in the Gemini project is breathing much easier,' said one Gemini spokesman. The Cooper-Conrad flight, if it Three Are Killed In Indiana Traffic By United Press International An overnight absence of deaths on Indiana highways and streets enabled the state to make some headway in its efforts to keep the 1965 traffic fatality toll from running away from the comparative 1964 figures. Three deaths Monday raised the toll to 838 compared with 724 a year earlier. However, the toll a year ago today was 731, so the increase over last year was reduced from 114 to 107 in the 24-hour period. Victims of Monday accidents were Ronald Corfar, 17. St. Petersburg, Fla., killed on U. S. 30 east of Valparaiso in a two- car collision, and Mrs. Alice Wells, 64, Lafayette, killed near Lafayette when a car hit a utility pole. In addition. Mrs. Karen Hamby, 21, Rolling Prairie, died Monday from injuries suffered in a LaPorte County accident last Wednesday. CIGARETTES STOLEN BLUFFTON. Ind. (UPI) — Burglars broke into the K. B. Skiles Co. building early Monday and made away with $6,279 worth of cigarettes, two pistols and $75 in cash. They stole a truck owned by the firm and used it to haul away the loot, which included 2.532 cartons of cigarettes. The truck later was found abandoned. Add Something Extra To Your Vacation Put an extra something to that vacation with an insurance against hot weather. Try on one of our cool Don Richards summer suits and you'll say you're one of the luckiest fellows in town. Priced so you can buy one without making any dent in your wallet. $29.50 to $55.00 goes according to plan and barring any space extravaganza by the Soviet Union, will set a new record for orbital travel. The American astronauts' schedule calls for a trip of 121 revolutions in 192 hours. The existing record was set two years ago by Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who piloted his capsule 119 hours. One of the major "minor difficulties" concerned the system which loads the capsule's fuel cells, those small but all-important devices which provide the astronauts with electric power during their flight. The space agency today said that difficulty had been solved. The word that the flight was still on its Aug. 19 schedule spiked reports that next week's launching date was a "tight fit." Probe Attempt To Blow Up Draft Board ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) — Mystery today surrounded an attempt to blow up the draft board in suburban St. Ann with a powerful homemade bomb. Police said today they could find no motive for the sabotage attempt which was stymied Sunday night. Demolition experts from the Army depot at nearby Granite City, 111., took the bomb Monday, placed it beneath six 35- pound sandbags and detonated it. Authorities said the bomb "tore up the bags." A draft board officials who declined to be named said there had been no threats against the board. "Of course, we've had more action concerning Viet Nam and more tightening on classifications," he said. "We've had more activity but we've had nothing unusual for this type of situation." Would Jail Parents For Bartender Roles CHICAGO (UPI) — The 91st annual convention of the National Woman's" Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) today was told jailing parents who act as bartenders may hely solve teenage drinking. "There is no single solution to the child drinking problem," said Mrs. Lyle W. Burgess of Evanston, general secretary of the Loyal Temperance Legion, an organization of pre-teens. "We could, however, start by jailing parents as well as bartenders who serve alcoholic beverages to their minor children." The newly re-elected national president of the WCTU, Mrs. Fred Tooze, of Evanston Monday said a new Illinois law which makes it legal for parents to serve liquor to their children in their homes is a "passport to alcoholism." See October Start For Brookville Reservoir WASHINGTON (UPI) — Construction of the $27 million Brookville Reservoir in eastern Indiana should begin in October according to Rep. Richard Roudebush, R-Ind. Roudebush made the statement Monday after announcing he had met with Col. Willard Roper of the Louisville District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Roudebush said much of the preliminary work involved in land acquisition has been finished and that Army officials will be ready to advertise for construction bids in September. from our August 10, 1950 Revival services began at the Church of the Nazarene and were to continue until Aug. 27. Rev. E. W. Swisher was pastor. Rev. M. F. Strunk, student at the Baptist Seminary Louisville, Ky., had accepted the full-time pastorate of Sardinia Baptist Church. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Mings of R. R. 8. Mareta Stunkle of R. R. 2, age two years, was in the local hospital for treatment of burns from a bonfire. The local Moose lodge initiated a class of 28 candidates. There were a number of out of town guests present. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Hartsville College, more than 100 alumni, former students and residents of that community held their 27th annual reunion there. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dietrich celebrated their 25th anniversary with a dinner. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald DeMoss. Mr. and Mrs. John Mecher and Mrs. Ray King of New Point were on a motor trip to Washington, New York and Niagara Falls. Mrs. E. C. Gray and sister, Mrs. Ethel Perrick of Rochester, N. Y. left for Carmen, Okla. to visit their father, George Church, after being guests of Mrs. William Bowlby. New York Is Bagdad-on-Sahara; Inertia Created Water Problems State Prison Inmate Stabbed in Chest MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (UPI) —A 40-year-old inmate of the Indiana State Prison was in a hospital here Monday night after being stabbed in the chest earlier in the day. Doctors at St. Anthony's Hospital reported that Gilbert Johnson was in "fair" condition and recovering from the attack. Warden Ward Lane at the nearby prison said the "mysterious" knifing incident took place about mid - afternoon. Johnson was found in his cell during a routine check. Lane said other inmates in Johnson's cell block were being questioned regarding the matter. Johnson was sentenced from St. Joseph County on Feb. 1, 1960 to 1-10 years for vehicle taking. By HARRY FERGUSON UPI National Reporter NEW YORK (UPI) - Long ago this glamorous, vertical city was called Bagdad-pn-the- Hudson, but now it is Bagdad-on- the Sahara. That's a joke, son, caused by a water shortage in the nation's largest city. Not a desperate shortage in the sense that people are actually thirsty. What New Yorkers are going through is inconvenience rather than tragedy. You can get water in restaurants only by asking for it. Hydrants are padlocked instead of being opened to cool off street children. Air conditioning is-being used fewer hours in some buildings. Some New Yorkers may be taking fewer baths, although as a patron over many years of the Lexington Avenue subway system, this correspondent can testify there always has been a large anti-bath bloc among the city's residents. New York City's plight is instructive because it is a perfect example of how the inertia, procrastination and stupidity of city officials can bring about a I shortage of such an essential thing as water. The warning sign has been flashing red for years. In 1961 the city's reserve water supply stood at 438.6 billion gallon; in 1964, 372.3 billion; on July 22, 1965, 225.3 billion. In one day it can and has dropped 2 billion gallons. Two Boroughs Islands The city uses about 1.3 billion gaUons a day. The irony of it is that two of New York's five 'boroughs — Manhattan and Richmond — are islands and as we learned in second grade geography an island is land surrounded by water. By a simple process of tapping the Hudson River above Poughkeepsie, New York could have had all the water it needed years ago. Instead, it uses a system of reservoirs which over the years have proved inadequate as the population increases. But there is a quicker solution than tapping the Hudson or building Well Dry NEW YORK (UPI) — The ultimate truth about water was written in the 19th century by Rowland Howard after he observed people wasting it: "You will never miss the water till the well' runs dry." more reservoirs immediately at hand and all it needs' is an ounce or two of political courage. New Yorkers waste 400 million gallons of water a day. The reason for that is that they pay a flat rate for their water- around $17 a year for a home owner. Once you pay that, you can use all you choose, and two eaky faucets in your home can dribble away thousands of gal- ions a year. The answer is to install water meters everywhere and' charge according to what is used. The answer to why this was not doe years ago is that owners of homes and apartment buildings don't want to do it, and the city officials don't want to offend so many voters toy doing it. Proven Fact Universal installation of meters to prevent a water shortage is not a theory. It is a proved fact. Philadelphia now has uni- versial metering. Daily con- Local Driver In Columbus Mishap COLUMBUS, Ind. - Cars of a Greensburg man and a North Vernon woman collided about 5:45 p. m. Saturday on a parking lot on State Street, east of Gladstone Avenue. Damage to the 1965 model of Dale C. Stone of Greensburg was listed at $225. The 1961 car of Mrs. Margaret Smith of North Vernon was damaged an estimated $75. Johnson Is Seeking New Surgeon General WASHINGTON (UPD — President Johnson is looking for the "most adventurous and most imaginative doctor in this country" to succeed Luther L. Terry as U. S. surgeon general. Johnson Monday unexpectedly announced Terry's resignation to become vice president of the University of Pennsylvania. The President said an immediate search would be launched for a replacement. The 53-year-old Terry was a pre-inauguration appointee of the late President John F. Kennedy. He got headlines across the nation last year when a panel he appointed reported a connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. PUBLIC AUCTION All proceeds go to the St. Peter's United Church of Christ building fund, Finks Church, located 4 miles northeast of Osgood, on SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 Beginning at 10:30 a. m. FURNITURE—3 bedroom suites; 2 with vanity and bench; chest of drawers; 2 rugs; desk with chair; 2-piece living room suite; Kroehler davenport; base rocker; 2 rockers; occ. chairs; hide-a-way bed sofa; sofa; drop leaf table; round oak sofa; good dining room suite with buffet and chairs; odd chairs; child's 'desk and chair; 2 pianos; piano roll cabinet; piano rolls; wrought iron TV stand; rocking chair; bureau; 4 cane bottom chairs; 2 tables, 10"; kitchen tables and chairs; Crosley kitchen electric range; Kalamazoo electric range; apartment size gas range; 2 steel cabinets; kitchen cabinet; wash stand; sink and drain board; built in double sink; refrigerator; 2 bed springs; 2 cotton mattresses; 2 baby beds; practically new portable washer; davenport; 2 record players, 45 rp r ..; 2 oil heaters; barrel back chair; Seth Thomas wall clock; mantle clock and kerosene camp stove. MISCELLANEOUS—Clothes hamper; Sunbeam mixer; milk pasteurizer; kitchen clock; bath scales; 2 sets of quilting frames; rug frame; new silk comforter; dishes; 4 one gallon ice cream freezers; beverage cooler; push type lawn mower; 2 reel lawn mowers; chain pump; 330 gallon fuel oil tank; small air compressor without motor; small grain elevator; paint Sprayer; swinging draw bar for Ford tractor; bowling alley and pins; storm doors; steel storm windows; 9 inside an doutside doors; ping pong table; ladder; shovel; axe; Lionel electric train on mounted 4x8 plywood, with 2 remote control switches; building, 12x18 ft.; girl's 24 in. bike; iron drag; 40 foot box gutter; electric grind stone; corn sheller; tool chest; rotary hoe; wheat drill, good shape; 3 bottom plow; hog feeder; and some antiques: 1952 Pontiac, 4-door. TERMS —CASH. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS: ST. PETER'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Lunch WUl Be Served Arthur Comer and Andy Huff, auctioneers. sumption has dropped from 400 million gallons to 325 million. When you pay for something you are disinclined to waste it. You fail to detect a sense of crisis as you walk through the New York streets. The city abounds in watering holes and oases, and a citizen brooding about the water shortage realizes that gin and tonic will slake thirst and also adduce a sense of well being. The bars are crowded and beer flows like, shall we say, water? Most of the northeastern section of the nation is suffering from drought, and to get to the real core of the crisis you must go north out of New York to, for instance, Waltham, Vt. There you meet Dwight Burnham in the heart of Vermont's dairyland. He is one of the state's biggest farmers and he sees nothing but ruin ahead. Half a dozen large farmers in his area sold out during July. "I've never seen nothing like it," Burnham said. "After three years of almost no rain there's nothing can help us. Two more summers like this and Addison County will be one big, vast desert. The hell of it is all we can do is look up at the sky and hope and pray and beg for rain. Nothing Helps "Nothing else will do us any good. If we have to borrow money to buy hay, how do we pay it back at these high interest rates. Things have never looked worse for Vermont farmers." The production of hay in Burnham's section is only one- fourth of normal and farmers already are dipping into, their winter supply of feed. Some of them are engaging in "selective slaughtering" —the killing off of low producing cows to save feed. Burnham's is the authentic voice of tragedy and despair. A farmer is entitled .to ask why, if we can send a rocket to the moon, we cannot do something about moistening the earth which produces our food. The United States : has had plenty of disastrous bludgeon- ings from drought. New England suffered one in 1749; the Midwest a severe one in I860; the entire nation east of the Mississippi in 1881 and in the 1930s the Midwest dust bowl. Experience may be the best teacher, but its lessons don't always sink into our minds. But at least there are stirrings.on a fairly large scale in an attempt to deliver us from the menace of a water shortage. Next: Is there any hope, and if so, what is it? ' What type of person should buy the hot Plymouth now? a saver! Right now, your Plymouth Dealer's showroom is a saver's paradise. It's clean-up time and time for every new-car shopper to save big on a Plymouth Fury, Belvedere, Valiant or Barracuda. The '65s are priced low to move out fast. Bring your old car in for a high-dollar trade today. It could be the start of a brand-new hobby for you... saving money on a Plymouth! PAA Get a dean-up deal now at your Plymouth Dealer's FURY/BELVEDEttE/VALIANT/BARRACUDA CHRYSLER Morons CORPORATION THOMAS H. DAY 325 W. 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