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Elwood, Indiana
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Tuesday, January 29, 1985
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PAGE The Call-Leader. Tuesday. January 2. 185 Over 50 BY BERN ARlJ J. SCHl'CK Up early this morning of the first day of our trip to the Soviet Union. We were afraid we wouldn't get to the International Airport at Indianapolis It was snowing so hard visibility was almost zero. But it stopped. Our niece. Marlene Riley, pulled up in front of our, house, ten minutes early but we were ready. We made it in good time, of course, with you along. We had lunch and wine after which we had ten minutes to get to our departure gate TWA 33. It's Murphy's Law your terminal gate for both departure and arrival is always the last one. The first phase of this trip is over. That's the preparation, planning, purchase of tickets, et cetera . That in itself is fun. The second phase began today as we headed for Indianapolis. We are now seated in a TWA 747 with a window seat. Although the window is a bit foggy we wave goodbye to Marlene. Nonstop to JFK airport. We view the snow covered fields of Indiana briefly before we fly above the clouds. It was nothing but clouds until we approach New York. At a lower altitude as we prepare for landing we see two luxury liners almost side by side and then snow and ice- covered New York City. Our first goef of this trip. We waited at the wrong spot to pick up our luggage until a lady suggested it might be at the other end of the room. No sweat. We had plenty of time. So we must locate and get to the Pan Am terminal quite a distance from TWA's. We boarded a shuttle bus crowded to the door carrying our luggage. Courtesy is alive today The gentleman seated near the door gave us his seat. These people in New York are not all bad. It turned out he was from Brazil. South America and worked for DuPont Corporation. We located our CSA ticket counter and looked for our tour director. We were to meet at 5 p.m. and get our overseas ticket, passport and visas from him. The airline took our luggage and gave us a claim ticket even without our airline ticket We looked for other members of our group and went upstairs to a cocktail lounge, had a quick beer, cost was $2.25 for a glass not a bottle. N. Y.C. is expensive. We locate our group, supposed to have been 21. but a professor failed to show up. We left him behind. A congenial group we could tell from the start. We met some of the younger people and a couple of Over 50's in the group among them Tony Perezlulta. Cranford, New Jersey. 62. As we meet other members of this group we will give you their full names. And later on a few notes about them. We want you to know your traveling companions. We "lucked out" on our seating. It was up front with a table in front of us and plenty of leg room. We even had an empty seat between us for our hand luggage. Our seat companion was Allen Rosen. Spring Valley. New York, a young man in his twenties of the Jewish faith. The weather in New York was 37 degrees it's January 18 and what a relief to shed all this heavy clothing we were wearing. Now at 8:10 p.m. we are over the Atlantic Ocean headed for Prague, Czechoslovakia. Across the aisle is Robert Fyne. our director. Fords. New Jersey and this pretty college student who keeps smiling at us. Kelly S. Smith. Millington. New Jersey. There is no movie aboard this plane, thank goodness, even though we will be flying through the night for our arrival around 9:10 a.m. in Prague. Czechoslovakia. We'll tell you about it in next column. New university asked (continued from paf e one) Clyde R. Ingle, executive director of the state Commission for Higher Education, said the commission believes the new university will be academically viable and will have the potential for rapid enrollment growth. Richard Landini. president of Indiana State University, noted that the Evansville campus was created in 1965 and has been administered with the idea that it eventually would be independent. "There's never been a question of whether the university would be independent, but when the independence would be achieved." he said. He noted that the campus already has in place a complete administrative structure, except for a board of trustees. s Board voices opinion (continued from paf e one) The board indicated that no federal or state money will be made available to bring Frankton's sewage treatment plant into compliance with the Clean Water Act by July 1, 1988 and that Frankton's sewer users can expect the increases well before then. In other business, the board: Learned that a 1982 Fo(d police car was purchased Thursday for $2,425 from the Indiana State Police and agreed to to sell the 1981 Chevrolet Impala the newer model replaces. Board members noted the older car can be seen at the Frankton Police Station. Bids to purchase the old car must be submitted before the next town board meeting Feb. 11. Heard from Town Superintendent Jerry Howard that water customers allowing their drip had been successful in curbing the number of broken meters. But Howard said a few people were not made aware, and their meters froze during recent sub-zero conditions. - Learned that Shively's Machine Shop is preparing to increase production and will require additional water service. Discussed the necessity to either take the slack off or replace a power line that has sagged over property near Fifth and Mulberry Sts. Voted to send a private tree-trimming firm in Alexandria a certified letter, billing the firm for alleged damage to a power line in the 600 to 700 block of Walnut St. The damage reportedly was caused when trimmers accidentally cut into Obituaries ELVAG. CRAVENS Former Elwood resident Elva G. (Holton) Cravens, 79, died Jan. 20 at her home in Kenwood, CA, following a lengthy illness. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Holton, she was a graduate of Elwood High School. She had lived in California the last 50 years and worked for 11 years for the county youth authority at the Las Guilucas Facility and the children's home in Oakland. 1 Surviving are three nieces. JAMES AKERS Funera 1 services for James Akers, 44, Rt. 1 Frankton, who died Monday, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Harper and Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton with Rev. Jerry Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the K of P-IOOF Cemetery in Frankton. Friends may call at the Harper and Dunnichay Funeral Home today until 9 p.m. powerlines. A bill for damages has been sent to the trimmers without response. The matter will be handed over to the town's attorney if the firm again does not respond. Selected Anderson Bank and Trust Company as the town's depository. The board also decided to leave the investment of town funds up to Clerk-treasurer Sandra Mitchell with the idea she will reinvest the funds at a local financial institution that offers the highest comparative rate of interest. Issued licenses and permits for four" amusement machines and the building in which they are housed at the Maple Hills Trailer Park. The fee for each machine is $10. For the building it is $25. Issued a warning to snowmobile riders that they are required to operate their vehicles within the constraints of the town's ordinance and thus are limited to certain streets. Copies of the ordinance are available at the town hall. The matter was brought up after a board member reported seeing suspicious snowmobile tracks where they should not have been. Renewed the memberships of Frankton Town Marshal Earl Francis with the National and Indiana Associations of Chiefs of Police. Discussed a study that compares the use of 100-watt sodium vapor lights to that of 175- and 400-watt mercury vapor lights. The purpose is to better ascertain whether use of the sodium vapor lights will save the town money on its street lighting. Streets currently are lit by the 400-watt bulbs, while the 175-watt bulbs are used for security lights. Larger, investor-owned utilities in the state have converted the streetlights of many of the smaller towns in their service areas at a savings to the towns. Public notice WATER DEPARTMENT An after hours service number at the Elwood Water Department is now functioning. That number is 552-3432. A service representative will be on duty. Should that person be called out, a message may be left on a recording and the representative will respond as quickly as possible. ' FISH FRY The Tipton band parents are sponsoring a fish and tenderloin fry by Dan's Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tipton High School cafeteria prior to the Elwood-Tipton basketball game. Daily report from the area ELWOOD POLICE Police received numerous complaints early this morning after a fire hydrant in the 600 block of N. Anderson St., apparently broke flooding portions of the street. At one point the street was barricaded to prevent further traffic jams at that location. Repairs were underway early this morning. Two vehicles collided around 8 a.m. Monday on N. J St. east of 18th St. According to reports, Sandra A. Ridenour, 24, 1532 N. E St., exited the Edgewood School parking area, colliding with a westbound vehicle driven by Chloe M. Webb, 46, 1318 S. J St. At 8:18 p.m. Monday, two vehicles collided at Main and 19th sts. Police said Todd M. Little, 20, 2726 S. C St., was waiting for a light when his car was struck in the rear by another, driven by Mary E. Thurber, 21, 209 E. Berry St., Alexandria. A breaking and entering of Elwood High School was reported at 8:02 a.m. Monday. Two soft drink machines had been broken into and the money was missing. A property damage accident was reported at 3:28 p.m. Monday. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Robert M. Kelly, 1330 S. t St., struck a building at 901 S...B St., knocking off brick and mortar. The building belongs to Larr? Stephens, 614 N. 4th St. At5:40p.m. Monday, a 10-year-old girl was taken into protective custody by police then in turn, taken to the Bronnenberg Children's Home in Anderson. No other information was available. ELWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT Candice McCormick, 24, 2431 S. A St., at 1:05 p.m. Monday was taken to Mercy Hospital in the Fire Department ambulance. At 5:20 p.m. Monday, she was administered Hoosier happenings SNOWMAN IS KIDNAPPED EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -There are few clues. Prosecutor Robert Pigman says, in the kidnapping of a snowman his children made on their lawn. The snowman was decorated with a raisin face by Jessica and Jared Pigman. "The only thing that was left was a big bare spot in the front yard," he said Monday. "There wasn't even a raisin left on the ground." An examination of tracks in the snow at the crime scene revealed that two men and a woman had taken the snowman and wrestled it is intruder (continued from page one) the second thing he wanted us to work on," in addition to the driver's license. Dan Buck, Schroeder's top aide, said a District of Columbia 'court hearing for Latta is set for March 5. As a result of reported terrorist threats, the Secret Service has tightened security at the White House during the last 18 months and has erected a number of concrete barriers to thwart possible truck bombs. A day after the incident, Reagan went through a public inauguration at the Capitol on a day so cold that the outside ceremony and parade were canceled. (continued from page one) weather set in. Krieger said Monk told him he originally was from Florida and his wife was from Kentucky. Monk gave conflicting statements about his age, saying that he was 64 years old, born on Jan. 17, 1920. Krieger said Monk appeared to be in his 30s, and his wife said she was 32. Monk told Krieger that he and his family lived in the bus because they did not want to accept welfare. Monk, who called himself a "self-taught reader," said he had lived in Berrien County off and on for about 10 years, and worked in fruit orchards, according to Krieger. Preliminary examinations for the Monks have been set for Feb. 7. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison and a $3,000 fine. UtOODmiN CIMMA CINEMA EAST aiamaunVnpMMiaal CINEMA WEST BEVERLY HILLS lad MUM SHOWS NIGHTLY AT 7:00 & 9:00 AfeftA.aislM,'2.50 CMd'i Adaritflaa. l so Recorded Movie Information552-2220, Box Office 552-055 COMING SOON CITY HEATH bxygen andreturned to the hospital. MADISON COUNTY POLICE Deputies are investigating a possible auto theft that included a car fire around 5:15 a.m. this morning behind Betty's Restaurant south of Alexandria on St. Rd. 9. According to reports, Madison County Police officer Carl Sells stopped a truck towing a car. Upon checking, the deputy told the truck driver the car could not be towed further because of safety regulations. It was then parked behind the restaurant. One of the restaurant employees said she had seen someone working on it, leave and return to work on it again. A short time later, someone coming into the restaurant reported it was burning. Police then checked names found in the remains of the car and determined the vehicle had been ' stolen earlier in Anderson. . One person was injured in the blinding snowstorm last Friday that shut down major highways in Madison County. According to county police, at 2:35 p.m. on St. Rd. 9 south of Co.yRd. 1550 N, a vehicle driven by Edsel F. Joyner, 43, Rt. 2, Box 117, Summitville, was north-' bound on St. Rd. 4, while another car. driven by Lois A. Mangrum, 31. of Anderson, was southbound. Reports indicate the road was reduced to one lane because of heavy drifting snow and visibility was zero. Joyner struck the side of the Mangrum vehicle. She sustained a neck injury and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Elwood in the Summitville ambulance. Pamela F. Bush, 26, Rt. 3, Box 463, Elwood, escaped injury during Friday's snowstorm when her car, which was southbound on Co. Rd. 900 W, south of 900 N, about 7:30 a.m., slid off the road and struck a gas line marker post. Darryl Brian Hoover, 30, 409 S. 21st St., Elwood, was arrested at into a four-wheel-drive vehicle, he said. His investigation is continuing. HITTING PAY DIRT EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - "Mud bogging" will continue in Roberts Stadium despite talk of banning the popular spectacle. Stadium board members had been concerned dirt and mud hauled into the arena for big trucks to race on might be fouling its electronic scoreboard and lighting system with dust. Board President Paul Blitz said extra plastic coverings have been installed for such events. A three-day truck and tractor pull at the stadium drew 22,000 people over the weekend. Three similar events last year drew 42,000 fans and brought the board $45,000 in rent. HUD GRANTS QUESTIONED MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Mayor Jim Carey says up to one-third of Mun-cie's $1.2 million community development block grant may have to be returned to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. An audit of community development expenditures between 1981-83 shows at least $285,000 was either misspent or did not have proper paperwork, he said Monday. Another $140,000 has yet to be ruled on. but Carey said he expects the ci "2 DUNNICHAY Funeral Home ELWOOD CHAPEL 552-2501 and 12:20 a.m. this morning on a Madison County Superior Court 2 warrant charging him with failure to appear. Michael 'Steven Yeary, 33, 516 N. Independence. St., Tipton, was arrested, at 11:53 p.m. M,onday evening on Madison County Superior Court 3 warrant charging him with failure to appear. CIRCUIT COURT A bond reduction hearing was held Monday in Madison County Circuit Court in the case of Mark Timmons, 31, co-owner of Timmons Water Systems, Inc., St. Rd. 9 North, Anderson. Timmons is charged with two counts of child molesting and is being held in Madison County Jail under a $100,000 bond. That bond had been reduced from a previous $250,000 bond. Judge Fred Spencer will rule later this week on the request. i SUPERIOR COURT 3 Randy Leroy Felton, 25, of Alexandria, Monday was sentenced to two years probation following his guilty pled to neglect of a dependent. Judge Thomas Newman Jr. ordered Felton to undergo evaluation at the Center ff r Mental Health. DEPUTY PROSECUTOR Thomas L. Clem, Anderson attorney, has been named deputy prosecutor by Madison County Prosecutor William F. Lawler Jr. to fill a vacancy created with the resignation of chief deputy Ron McNabney earlier this year. McNabney resigned to avoid conflicts of interest with his private practice. Clem, who has been employed with Shine and Shine attorneys, is a 1977 graduate of Ball State University and a 1981 graduate of Indiana University law school. He will be responsible for one of the two county courts and the Edgewood 1 Town court. CORRECTION Rosetta Green incorrectly was ty will have to pay back at least $390,000. EXPOSURE VICTIM FOUND ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) - Eldon White, 33, missing since Friday, was a victim of exposure to the cold weekend weather, authorities said. Fulton County Coroner Joyce Good said the body was found Sunday southwest of Rochester. White tried to drive to work Friday (morning but his vehicle became stuck and White tried to walk to shelter. The wind chill factor in the area dropped to about 20 below zero, the coroner said Monday. PRISONER GROUP ESTABLISHED INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A chapter of the National Prisoners Rights Union, which has been active in lawsuits to reduce overcrowding and sexual abuse in prisons, will open Friday in Indianapolis. Glen D. Survance, president of the chapter, said the union, which has about 37,000 members, "serves as a watch dog ... that goes to bat for prisoners in court when there is probable cause to believe their righs have been violated under color of law." Survance is serving a 10-year sentence at the Indiana State Reformatory at Pendleton for conspiracy to commit arson. 4 f ssSi . Because you flaw l More than anything else people make prearrangements because of those they love. Prearranging the details of a funeral' removes from your family what can be a difficult emotional burden We encourage you to consider prearrangement and invite you to call or send for our free prearrangement guide. FRANKTON CHAPEL Harper & Dunnichay 754-7761 named as a driver in a mishap that was reported in Friday's edition of The Call-Leader. Her vehicle, which was parked, was struck by another vehicle. The Call-Leader regrets any inconveniences this error may have caused. $1 MILLION ASKED EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A woman whose husband died of heat stroke in a nursing home last summer has filed a $1 million wrongful death suit. The suit was filed in Vanderburgh Superior Court Monday by Dorothy G. Harris, whose husband, Howard D. Harris, 54, died June 14. Harris had been an invalid since 1970 when he was injured in a motorcycle accident. Named as the defendant was Dellaren Inc. The nursing home has since been sold to Beverly Enter-prises, based in Pasadena, Calif., and renamed Woodbridge Health Care Center. The air conditioning at Dellaren had been out of order for four weeks before Harris' death, according to the suit. It accuses Dellaren and its employees of negligence for failing to relocate residents; failing to notify physicians of the dangerous heat so proper treatment could be administered: failing to properly care for the patients living in excessive heat; and failing to keep the air conditioning working or providing an alternative air circulation system. State Board of Health records showed that Harris' body temperature was 104 degrees when he died, and that the room temperature was between 85 and 90 when investigators visited the day after his death. Hospital notes MERCY HOSPITAL MONDAY ADMISSIONS Esther White, Elwood Fred Ludtke, Elwood Melinda Leonard, Fairmount John Pearson, Elwood Jerry Brannen, Elwood James Cobb, Elwood DISMISSALS Emma Reichart. Elwood BIRTH Douglas and Jerri Gamble, Anderson, a girl. TIPTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MONDAY ADMISSIONS Seward Bristow, Tipton. Rita M. Heath, Tipton. Georgianna Jacobs, Tipton. Fannie Matherly, Anderson. Wilma J. Partlow, Atlanta. Eunice A. Phillips, Frankfort. Norman J. Smeltzer, Tipton. Steven E. Tolle, Windfall. DISMISSALS ' George M. Askren, Tipton. Jeffrey R. Berg, Tipton. Phillip J. Corwin, Kokomo. Pamela K. Cutsinger, Elwood. Carl W. Deweese, Tipton. Dena R. Drake, Kempton. Kenneth HVtdson, Arcadia. Mary B. Kelley, Tipton. Judy L. Shepherd and infant, Elwood. Evelyn Tharp, Cicero. Lennie E. Wilson, Kokomo. Jesse M. Young, Elwood.

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