Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on December 20, 1965 · Page 3
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Greensburg, Indiana
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Monday, December 20, 1965
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Frank A. White THE "GAS" HAS been turned on to get Indiana's stalled state highway building rolling. Following criticism that we were heading for the lowest mark in highway construction since 1961, pressure has been applied. Highway Execu- t i v e Director Martin L. Hayes . ; said there is still Mr. White a chance constructions awards totalling $130 million may be made for the fiscal year ending June 30 next. This is despite the fact the attempt to get the program rolling went awry at the last two bid openings. UNACCEPTABLE (above governor estimates) were bids received on 12 road, bridge and traffic contracts worth $10 million. This was a repeat of a failure in October when 12 contracts valued at $2.5 million did not sell. Highway constructors say bitterly that the State Highway Department is unrealistic and did no take into full account the built- in cost of labor and materials. Also that the department was too slow in getting out the details of specifications. THE MESS THE State Highway Department has got into is not due to lack of money. Indiana has budgeted $164.3 million for highway construction, engineering and land acquisition during the fiscal year. Included in this total is $128.9 million in current and accumulated federal aid money and $35.4 million in matching state funds. The Branigin administration blamed a "snow job" done by preceding administrations as to the real status of Indiana road building. Also blamed is a politics-dominated land acquisition division of the state highway setup The 6.000 highway employes get their jobs through political patronage. SHOPLIFTING IS growing and is especially bad at Christmastide. The FBI reported 184,473 cases were brought into courts in 1964. Merchandise involved amounted to $5 million. Professional shoplifters, who make a living from it, have turned to the suburban shopping centers. This has helped rocket shoplifting 93 per cent as a crime since 1959. WOMEN ARE THE worst offenders. Drug addicts shoplift to satisfy an expensive habit of using drugs. Juveniles shoplift for the thrill. Indianapolis stores hire off- duty police, in plainclothes or in uniform, to walk the floors. A reduction in the past few months has come upon agreement of the merchants to prosecute and put in jail, if possible, all caught shoplifting. This is despite the fact that some of those caught are prominent people who did not need to steal. DAILY N Twelve Pages Section One Volume LXXfl SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Per CODY. 10<; carrier, Issue No. 289 Heart Attack Fatal To Oskar Rust, 58 AS ONE OF the emoluments of office and testimony of high standing in Washington, U. S. Senator Vance Hartke has been given a choice travel assignment by Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Sen. Hartke is one of seven senators who. with their wives, vent to an interparliamentary conference in New Delhi, India. U. S. Senator Wayne Morse is chairman of the junketing congressmen. THE TRIP INCLUDES Tokyo. Tel Aviv. J-erusalem. British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, Bangkok. Thailand, Peshawar. Kabul. Khyber Pass. Tehran and Rome. V. S. Senator Birch Bayh Jr. and his wife are just back after an extensive tour of Latin American countries. They paid their own way. Oskar D. Rust, 58, head of Rust & Sons, operating in the wholesale variety goods field in the Middle West with The Fair Store as its Greensburg retail outlet, and a nationally known Catholic layman, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Stricken with a heart attack at his home at 420 East Walnut Street early Sunday morning, he was rushed to the hospital here. He passed away a short time after arrival at the hospital. His unexpected death came as a shock to members of his family and to citizens of this community. Mr. Rust was the father of six children, of whom two daughters have embraced Catholic religious orders. A native of North Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Oskar Joseph and June Sibeck Rust. He was born on Feb. 28, 1907. Entering the preparatory department of Subiaco Academy at Subiaco, Ark., at the age of 11 years, he was graduated from the academy in 1924. While a student there he distinguished himself in scholarship, athletics and school activities. Subiaco Supporter Throughout his subsequent career he was a leading supporter of Subiaco Academy, serving as president of the Subiaco Alumni Association for three terms, from 1959 to 1961 inclusive. It was during this period that he spearheaded promotion of a modern fund-raising program to enable the academy to embark on the most ambitious construction program in its history of over a half century as an educational institution. This embraced Coury House, a guest-retreat at the Abbey there, completed at a cost of a half million dollars. An important donor was George Coury of Miami, Fla., a roommate of Mr. Rust, both at Subiaco Academy and later at the University of Notre Dame. In recognition of distinguished service to his alma mater, Mr. Rust was awarded the degree of Death Claims Charles Stout Native of Letts Was Bank Official Charles A. Stout, 65. Bloomington, a native of Decatur County, died Sunday morning at the Bloomington Hospital. He had been suffering from a heart condition for the past month. The son of John and Daisy Stout, he was born near Letts April 30, 1900. He was reared in the Letts community. He was married to Mildred Taylor, a former resident of Letts and left Decatur County about 1925. After working in a bank at Morgantown for a short time he went to Bloomington where he was assistant executive vice president of the Monroe County Bank at the time of his death. Doctor of Letters by Subiaco Academy in 1963. Entering the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Rust was graduated magna cum laude in 1929. He gained a niche in the univer- city's athletic hall of fame by twirling a no-hit baseball game. Entered Business After a brief but successful period in professional baseball, he entered business in Greensburg in association with his father, the late Oskar J. Rust. He had engaged in business here for over 35 years and had been active in the Greensburg Chamber of Commerce. Following the death of his father on July 17. 1946. Mr. Rust became head of Rust & Sons, continuing operation of The Fair Store In Greensburg. He is credited with expanding the firm's service in the wholesale variety goods field, serving retail firms in Indiana. Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. Numerous meetings of buyers from these states have be-en held in Greensburg. His marriage to Zita Mae Scheidler took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg on Sept. 2. 1930. Mr. Rust was a prominent member of St. Mary's Catholic Church here as well as of the Holy Name Society of the Greensburg Parish. Member of Elks He was affiliated with Greensburg Lodge No. 475. B. P. 0. Elks. Greensburg. Council No. 1042. Knights of Columbus and the Columbia Club at Indianapolis. The survivors include: The widow. Mrs. Zita Mae Rust of Greensburg: his mother. Mrs. June Rust of North Little Rock. Ark.; two daughters. Sister Paul Marie. O.S.B. of Irvine. Ky.. and Sister M. Renee. O.S.B., of Covington. Ky.; and four sons. Robert P. Rust, associated with his father in business in Greensburg. Richard C. Rust of Washington. D. C. and John G. Rust and Joseph Rust, both students at the University of Notre Dame at South Bend. He also leaves a sister. Miss (Continued on Page Six) Stores Will Be Open At Night Starting tonight Greensburg stores will remain open until 9 p. m. each night this week, through Thursday, Dec. 23, to accommodate the anticipated last-minute rush of Christmas shoppers. The stores will be closed at 5 p. m. Friday, Christmas Eve. Three Hurt In Weekend Accidents Five persons were injured in three of seven traffic accidents investigated over the weekend by local and state authorities. Three of the injured were involved in a truck-car crash on Indiana 3 and 46 at the west edge of Greensburg at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Rita Clark, 20, Greensburg, sustained minor head and facial lacerations, her two-year-old son, Robert Wayne, a laceration on his lower lip and Kathy Venters, 15, Greensburg, abrasions on her right knee. They were passengers in a westbound auto driven by Mrs. Clark's husband, Lowell Robert Clark, 25, who started to pass a truck operated by Edward A. Services, 30, Greensburg, as the latter started to turn left into a driveway at Mitchell Industries, Inc. Services was cited to appear in JP Court here Jan. 8 for arraignment on a charge of failure to signal before executing a turn. Damage to the 1955-model Clark auto was estimated at §350. No damage was reported to the truck. Single-Car Crash At 6 p.m. Saturday, one person sustained minor injuries and property damage was estimated at $350 in a single-car crash at a county road junction eight miles south of Graerisburg. Suffering bruises and a laceration on her right knee was Blanche M. Nelson, 25, Greensburg, who told Deputy Sheriff Bud Tucker (Continued on Page Six) erase the Christmas. The noon premature "White — ., uuu forecast called for the snow to end this afternoon or early tonight with temperatures in the 30s to the 40s Tuesday. It will be even warmer Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s to the upper 40s. Snowfall here this morning, the first "real" snow of the winter, had accumulated ^to a depth of about one inch Early By United Press International , The first relatively general snow of the season hit Indiana today but a warmup is slated to rmup Slated to Erase \\\ A /I •• s~*\ • j__ J 1 ite Christma s by early afternoon. Roads and streets were slippery. Hazardous driving warnings were issued in the South Bend area and at least two weekend traffic deaths were weather- connected. One to two inches of snow accumulation was in prospect for portions of Northern Indiana, about an inch or less in the Indianapolis area. From the Chicago area southward to Lafayette and Indianapolis and west to Terre' Haute snow was reported. Snowfall was expected to end in some sections this afternoon, in others by, tonight. The five-day forecast called for readings 5 to 7 degrees above normal with no more than one-fourth inch precipitation for the period ending Saturday. Barring a change in the weather forecast, that left little hope for a White Christmas in the Hoosier state. Temperatures Sunday rose to the low 40s in the southern portion and the overnight low this morning was generally in the pper 20s. He was a brother of the late Ted Stout of this city. Survivors include: The widow. Mildred Stout; a daughter, Mrs. Margery Schick. and two sons. Robert Stout and Marion Stout, all of Bloomington: a sister. Mrs. Margaret Palmer of Indianapolis: and 10 grandchildren. ra. . the Mt. Aerie Baptist Church Cemetery at Letts. The body is at the Green and Harrell Funeral Home in Bloomington where friends may call. DR. A. C. OFFLTT, state health commissioner, has put in a nutshell roots of the problem involved in 460.000 Hoosiers being 65 years or older. Of this number, 115.000, or 20 per cent suffer from some chronic illness. Dr. Offutt said. Most of these have no money for medical care. They have to depend upon meager welfare grants. . Indiana, like the other 49 states, is inadequately prepared to care for the 19 million citizens who are 65 or over, throughout the nation. Lengthening of the life span has rocketed the number who are C5 years or older. Abraham Bell, 96, Dies at IOOF Home Abraham Bell. 96. one of the oldest guests at the Indiana Odd Fellows Home, died at the state home here at 12 a. m. Monday. Born in Henry County on Aug. 2, 1869. he was the son of Myron and Eva Line Bell. A former resident of New Castle, he came to the state home here on Nov. 29. 1963. He was a member of New Castle Lodge Funeral services will be con- No. 59. I. 0. 0. F. ducted at the First Baptist! A son. Herman Bell of New Church in Bloomington at 10 a.! Castle, is the immediate sur- Wednesday. Burial will be in vivpr. Westport Man Hurt In Crash COLUMBUS, Ind. — William 0. Wiggins, 61, Westport, remains in serious condition at Bartholomew County Hospital here with injuries sustained in a two-car collision at Gladstone Avenue and State Street at 1:30 a. m. Saturday. He is suffering from a concussion and severe cuts about the head. Calvin Hadley. 49, Columbus, was also injured in the accident. Following treatment at the hospital for a cut on his right leg, he was released. Patrolman Cleon Sweeney said it appeared that the Hadley car was going west on State Street and the Wiggins auto was southbound on Gladstone Avenue and making a left turn onto State when the two collided. The Wiggins auto struck the Hadley car broadside and after the impact both cars were spun around, the latter ending up facing east on the southwest corner and the Hadley car on the south side of State Street facing east. Roger Mejean, who lives nearly a block west on State Street, said he heard the crash and notified police after arriving at the scene of the accident. Both cars were listed as total losses with $600 damage to the The body has been taken to Main & Son Funeral Home at New Castle for funeral rites. Burial will be in Mooreland Cemeterv at Mooreland. Hadley car and $700 to the Wiggins car. The two men the hospital in Life ambulance. were taken to the Operation Terrorist Bomb Hurts Five- Fear American Civilians Kidnaped by Viet Cong By BRYCE MILLER SAIGON (UPI) —Viet Cong guerrillas and Communist terrorists struck in and around Saigon today while heavy ground fighting was reported elsewhere in South Viet Nam. U.S. B52 bombers and American and Vietnamese fighters resumed raids on Communist targets in both North and South Viet Nam with clearing weather. Extra precautions were taken in Saigon against the possibility of increased terrorism to mark the fifth anniversary of the National Liberation Front. One incident was reported—a terrorist hurled a hand grenade at a U.S. Army dump truck, injuring five American servicemen and seven Vietnamese civilians. Twelve miles northeast of Saigon, four employes of an American construction company vanished while working outside the mine field around the Bien Hoa air base and were believed captured by the Viet Cong. On the outskirts of Saigon, an estimated company of Viel Cong launched an attack on a government outpost guarding fuel dump. The sound _ol artillery and small arms fire could be heard across the river in Saigon. Guerrillas Killed Government forces claimed 55 Communist guerrillas during the day in two separate actions in the Plain of Reeds, West of Saigon. Guam-based B52 bombers blasted an area in the (Continued on Page Six) Rash of Mishaps On Slippery Roads Slippery condition of streets and highways, developing his morning with the first measurable snowfall of the sea- on, has been blamed for a rash of traffic accidents here. Three mishaps were investiga- jed by local police shortly before oon today and two other acci- ents have been reported since oon. Local and state authorities oined in an advisory at noon to- ay for motorists to exercise aution and adjust their driving abits to the winter conditions. At 11:45 a.m. today a car driv- n north on the Turner's Quarry Road, 1% miles south of Greens- urg by Larry D. Wilson, 18, R. R. 8, skidded off the highway, truck a mailbox belonging to Jeorge Fultz and snapped a itility pole. Damage to the 1962- model auto was estimated at 100 and that to the utility pole it $50. A two-car crash at the junction f South Broadway and Davis at 1:40 a.m. today involved a car riven south -on -Broadway, by Randy D. Moffett, 18, R. R. 2, and a car driven into Broadway rom Davis by William H. Howard, 23, R. R. 2, Laurel. Police THE DEVll, YOU SAY?—Well, that's who it is, according to Eino Rautaruoho, Finnish fanner who created it of old farm machinery parts and tools. An art expert spotted it, and now Rautaruoho is famous all over Finland. Fear New Rioting In Santo Domingo By NAT GIBSON SANTO DOMINGO (UPD— Mobs began forming in the streets of downtown Santo Domingo early today, raising fears of further rioting. Road blocks went up and stores closed down. In Santiago, meanwhile, tense calm was reported. American paratroopers broke up a battle there Sunday between rival Dominican army forces. At least 26 persons were killed in the fighting Sunday, including Col. Juan Lora Fernandez, the former army chief of staff in the rebel government. Unofficial reports placed the death toU as high as 40. Six U.S. helicopters sped a force of about 150 airborn troops to Santiago at the request of the provisional Dominican government, it was reported. A U.S. embassy said 15 Americans spokesman who were trapped in the Santiago hotel when the fighting broke out were rescued unharmed. Initial Outbreak The fighting began when the Dominican opened up government troops with machine gun and tank" fire on the Matun Hotel in Santiago, where leaders of last April's rebellion were attending a breakfas reception. Former rebel- leader i Col. Francisco Caamano Deno who was among those at the hotel, was not injured. The violence also spread into Santo Domingo, 120 miles to thi south, where rebel sympathiz (Continued on Page Seven) Get Only $2.30 At Pleasant View Bank SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (UPI) — Thieves who broke into the Pleasant View branch of t h e Fairland National Bank got only $2.30 for their troubles but caused $500 damages. The weekend breakin was dis- covere'd by a custodian this morning. Officials said the thieves axed their way into the bank from the roof some time between Saturday night and early today. Their meager loot belonged to a soft drink fund. They apparently made no attempt to force open a vault. The bank is located just off busy ^Interstate 74 near here. . Cheer Fund Is Swelled To $1,210 Donations to the News Christ mas Cheer Fund now tota $1.210.56. New donors to the fund Satur day included: In memory of Cliff and Blanche Updike Lydia Circle, First Christian Church Harmony Builders Class, New Point Christian Church Johnny, Jimmy and Jan In loving memory of our Dad, George L. Schwier Deacon's Fund, . First Baptist Church Tom. Ted, Teresa Street collections, Saturday $2.0( 5.0 25.<X 5.0( 5.W 25.0( 15.W 24.3 Winter blew in one day early from the Great Lakes to New England today. Snow fell in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois while Boonville, N.Y., shivered in 16-below-zero cold. Hazardous driving warnings were out from Wisconsin to Ohio as-the snowstorm spread eastward. Four inches of snow fell at Walker, Minn., while Chicago motorists found slow going in the season's first, appreciable snowfall, two inches, which broke a record of snowless days. Madison. Wis., Peoria, 111., (Continued on Page Seven) said the Howard auto skidded into the left side of the Moffett auto. Damage to the 1964-model Moffett auto was estimated at S100 and that the left front of Howard's 1960-model auto at $75. At 10:25 a.m. today, a traffic accident on North Broadway occurred, according to police, when Noel Anderson, 70, R. R. 8, driving north, stopped for the traffic signal at First and his auto skidded to the right, striking a parked auto. The bumper of Anderson's 1961-model auto scraped th-e left side of the parked 1966-model auto belonging to Donald Redelman of this city. Damage, estimated at $150, was confined to the Redelman auto. Fire Razes Store at Fort Wayne FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI) — 'ire of undertermined origin destroyed a furniture store in the city's business district today and unofficial estimates placed the otal loss at close to $500,000. Kaplan's Furniture Store was destroyed in the second major fire to hit the firm this year. ..ast year another Kaplan store three blocks north sustained about $100,000 damage. The early-morning blaze was out of control when firemen arrived. Extensive damage was caused to part of the A. J. Kay Upholstery Shop next door, but in the same building. Officials said a fire wall dividing the two stores saved a portion of the upholstery ;hop. Hours after the blaze was discovered the flames were still licking through the debris but a force of about 140 firemen kept them from spreading. Damage to the building alone was estimated at $300,000 and $75,000 to the furniture stock. WEATHER H'mon City 5 a. m 26 25 11 a. m. '..:. 31 30 Snowfall 75 inch 35 24 37 20 Max. Sat. 37 Min. Sat 28 Max. Min. Sun. Sun. .34 .14 LATE WEATHER — Mostly cloudy; snow north and east and possible snow southwest ending this afternoon or early tonight. An inch or so of snow accumulation should make highways slippery north and in east-central portions. Mostly cloudy tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and not much temperature change. Low tonight in the 20s. High Tuesday in the 30s northeast to the 40s southwest. Sunset today 5:23 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 8:03 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Fair and a little warmer. Low Tuesday night in the 20s. High Wednesday in the upper 30s north to upper 40s south. TONIGHT Stores Open. Rotary. Lions. Rainbow Girls. Odd Fellows. Daughters of America. Boy Scouts. Erhard Confers With President By MERRIMAN SMITH UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI) —West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard betjan a series of top level talks "with U. S. officials today on Germany's bid for an expanded role in NATO nuclear defenses. Before going to the White House for a meeting with President Johnson, the visiting German leader conferred with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and his key aides. A major topic of the two-day discussions was the nuclear- sharing role that West Germany wants. On arrival Sunday, Erhard said he was seeking "fair solutions of give and take." Accompanying him were West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder and Defense Minister Kai-uwe Von Hassel. (Continued on Page Seven) Ludwig Erhard

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