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Serving All Of Johnson County Since 1885 VOL. 79. NO. 12. 10 PAGES TODAY FRANKLIN, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 If Paper Is Not Delivered Call 736-6935 PRICE FIVE CENTS "Catastrophic" (Mie WeDuWe Meeds WBKmmmmwmmmmamaam Bulletins United Press International 2,, I Destroys Half Of City BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (UPI) A "catastrophic" earthquake today destroyed more than half the city of Skoplje 200 miles south of Belgrade and was reported to have caused thousands deaths and injuries.

The official Yugoslav news agency Tanjug quoted rescue teams in the stricken city of 200,000 as saying "over a thousand people have lost their lives" in the disaster. "The number of injured ex- Grand Champion Of Foods Chosen At County Fair da Ann tA0 it(AnM Vf I qMJ -A I NM A I MOSCOW Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev appealed to the West today to follow up the partial nuclear test ban pact with new negotiations aimed at erasing cold war differences. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.

The African ljrrs urn ay in- troduced resolution demanding ate independence for Portuguese overseas territories and imposing an embargo on arms and other aid that could be used to repress native uprisings. CAPE CANAVERAL The United States today launched a Syncom 2 communications satellite toward an apparently successful eliptical orbit and planned to boost the spacecraft into a "hanging" orbit 22.300 miles above earth about five a nours iaier iiiiiramiMiM Police Dispute Ends; Gibson To Get $2,100 Tha Fr.nU. iauiwiu Duara oi OrkS Tuv pauebceLSdafly toda omcl auy accepted the resicmat nn of Vernon C.ih 1. lin. from the noli fnm directed the ritv rlprir.traoc,, ---r i-AvaJUl" er to pay him back wages, plus two weeks' vacation pay, total- mg $2 100.

Mrs. Bertha Bailey (right) will have time to enjoy her flower She will also be able to spend more time with her sister, Miss Cowan, (left) who shares her home. MfS Bertha Bailey, Whiteland Teacher, To End 54 Year Career W1UTE LAND Mrs. Pertha Bailey, who will retire from White- phone that "thousands were pioni and Kathleen Hodges, land Hich Schovd at the close of Summer school, ending 54 years killed and many more injured. Town and Country reserve, Dixit teaching, feels students on everv intellectual level hav an Aini-conriir Riaoniovi a Vucn.

vision Kathv McKinnpv. int hn fW to eoual orr-ortunitv now. Teachers used to tpaeh a rlas nf mivtH ahilitios Vr? tho iiiv clashes are divided so the students with more ability have the opportunity to move forward more rapidly, enabling many more Youth Injured Attempting Back Flip At Pool A 15-year-old New Whiteland boy was injured Thursday afternoon when he attempted to do a back flip off the lower diving board at the Franklin Memorial Swimming Pool. Police said Dave Hershberger, 232 Crestwood Drive, New Whiteland, apparently did not get out far enough while attempting the dive. Taken To Hospital The youth hit his lip and suffered a severe cut.

A tooth also was knocked out, police said. Officers Ed Linneman and Kenneth Rund took the Hershberger youth to the Johnson County Memorial Hospital. The incident was reported Thursday at 4:20 p.m. Optimist Club Meets Thursday I At Greenwood GREENWOOD Optimist club members, at their dinner meeting inursaay mgnt in tne Greenwood Presbyterian Church, decided to change the date of their next board meeting sno-cones from tne Optimist trailer. Work assignments for this project will be distributed at the board meeting Wednesday.

Since most of the business is conducted at the monthly board meeting, the only other business transacted at last night's meeting was the setting up of the program for the rest of the year by the program chairman, James Sargent. He assigned different members to be responsible for a program for each meeting. Members enjoyed a film from the Indiana Bell Telephone Company entitled "Seconds for Survival" as their program last night. There were about 13 members present. Early History To Be Recalled lying in the streets." At the same time the average The earthquake which was student has the opportunity to centered in downtown Skoplje, advance at his or her level, the struck about 5:15 a.m.

(12:15 slow student is given more a.m. EDT). drilling enabling him or her to "All the buildings" in the cen-progress and learn without be- ter of the city were "partially or ing left behind. completely destroyed," Tanjug She also states it is important said, to encourage students to do The board met in special ses- It will be held next Wednes-sion in the auditorium at the day at 7 p.m. instead of the City Hall Building, to settle the usual first Thursday of the six-month police officer dispute, month.

This is just for this James B. Young, Franklin month and meetings will con-city attorney, told The Star that tinue to be held on the first Gibson's resignation was effec- Thursday after this meeting, tive today (Friday). Attorney unless otherwise specified. Young said he received the res- The members will meet in the ignation from Gibson on Thurs- Greenwood Presbyterian Church jjgy next Wednesday as usual, but a new meeting place for future Attorney Young indicated the was discussed at their official resignation of Gibson dinner-meeting last night. This from the police department here matter will be brought up again means he is not eligible for a at the Board meeting, police pension.

Settler.s Project Discnssed Fired Feb. 8 other items discussed mciu(j. The hassle started Feb. 8, ed plans for their Old Settler's when Gibson was fired by the Day project of a basketball toss Works Board in connection with booth and selling popcorn and ceeds several thousand," it added. "Over 100,000 people were made homeless in a few seconds," Tanjug said, adding that "nearly three-quarters" of the city was destroyed.

Tanjug reported that "all 300 guests in the 80-room hotel Macedonia, one of the main build- ings in Skoplje were killed and lie xiu iuie icxx Shattered." Other high buildings in the capital city of Yugoslav were reported to have been topped by the force of the earthquake. Much of the city was rebuilt after World War II bomb destruction and many of the buildings were modern, concrete structures. "Tens of thousands of people are standing in the streets, scared, many of them injured," Tanjug said. Near Scene A Yugoslav newsman near the disaster area told UPI by tele- nnir fmrr. Qirnr.iio nftpr thp UVilOt liuiil ua.v earthquake, said he saw "great numbers of dead and injured Award, Fun Day At Local Pool Award and Fun Day will be held at Franklin Memorial Swimming Pool Saturdav.

Aug. 3, at 9:30 a.m. for youngsters participating in the Franklin Park And Recreation Department's Summer swimming program. Anyone who has taken the American Red Cross swimming courses at the pool is eligible to There will be awards presented ro youngsters who passed beginning, intermediate and advanced swimming. Swimmers will receive cards signifying what they passed.

Races Slated Races will include a 25-yard race for beginners, intermediate race, and swimmers' race. Breast stroke, the crawl, and elementary DacK stroke win ne used- Diving exhibitions will be given. Pennies will be thrown into the shallow part of the pool for small children to go f.or. Silver coins will be tossed into the deep area for more advanc- ed swimmers, There olher races Mrs. Howard Rainey, head swimming instructor.

Charles Wood is the director for the Franklin Park and Recreation Board. their best from the elementary grade upward. If they do not "of understand the beginning a subject, they don't understand the rest, she comm nted re- cently. More Disinterested Students Another chance over the years, she has noticed, are the many disinterested students, who resist all teaching. She feels this is noticed more now because the disinterested ones used to quit school and go to work and now they are required to remain in school.

Mrs. Bailey hastens to add she thinks they should be required to stay in school until they have completed their edu- MORE TIME garden 5ir.ee ron riOWFRS she has retired. Carrie Part-Time Denilly Is Appointed At Prince's Lakes TRINTE LAKES Ve.il Taylor cf Frince's Lakes wa named part time deputy town marshal on a temporary appointment by the Prince's Lakes Town Tlv.ir lay The Iwiard the appointment temporary until Mr. Taylor has the opportunity to meet board members at the next mectinc. He will asit Mario Tarmerlee.

town marshal, if he is permanently appointed. Board President Walter Taylor made the nomination. President Taylor prepoe.l that the board send a letter ti the Johnson county commissioner eprein their appreciation for improvements made by the county highway department on the Nineveh road. Some roads were re-surfaced, chuckholes filled, and roads widened. This motion was approved by the board.

The board ao decided to re-tjuet the continuation cf ror 1 improvement including two lanes for the ell iron bridge near Princes Lakes, a mr-way blinker at the Nineveh town cross roads, an! regular road repairs. Mr. Taylor and other members sail they felt the road improvements an! upkeep help Prince's Lakes considerably. To Send Letter The board approved a motion to write a letter to the camp commander at Camp At-terbury exprcssins their appreciation to him and the civilian official. Al Shehorn.

and their staffs f.r their cooperation in helping Prince's Lakes meet the municipal a emerceney Memorial Day. Marshal Parmerlee roTict- ed the board approve hi ST-Z- petion to p-irchasp durrpinc rich's at a private dump m.ith of Prince's Lakes, in Frown cpun'y. lie diciised briefly the need for this ito and it wa approved af'er some discussion by the board. Taylor informed the members that the State Honrd of Health has taken no action to approve a p'an in ro-mcction wi'h water plant at Prince's Lake He saiil he received a letter but that it did not contain an approval. Several items in the town budcot were discussel at length at the The need for bituminous material was dis- (Contirxjed Ot Page Three! Children's Aid Cost Increases Cause Request Johnson County Welfare Di rector John Hyde told The Star today he wil1 seek an addition al appropriation totaling in order to help run the county welfare department during the last three months of this year.

Mr. Hyde said more money will needed by the First of October, because of the increased spending costs in aid to dependent children. "The medical bills in the A.D.C. category are soaring and we will need the extra money to finish out the year," Mr. Hyde stated.

Mr. Hyde pointed out earlier this week a more thorough investigation is being planned on the individual cases of aid to dependent children. He said some people receiving funds could possibly be working. An all-time high of $22,187.42 is expected to be spent on welfare cases next month, accord- ing to Mr. Hyde.

Propose $332,335 Budget The Johnson County Council will decide on the additional appropriation and also will consider a proposed $332,335 total welfare budget for 1964. The budget for next year is $12,696 higher than the proposed 1963 budget. However, the expenses for 1963 will reach $339,639, if the additional approp i a i 0 is granted by the council. Mr. Hyde submitted the county budget to the State Welfare Department for recommenda-ations, and about $2,100 was cut from the proposals.

The state returned the budget Thursday, and it was submitted to Johnson County Auditor Robert I. Campbell for the council's consideration. Same Rate Asked The present Johnson county welfare tax levy rate is 12 cents, and Mr. Hyde is asking for the same rate for 1964. The 1961 and 1962 rates were 10 cents, while the rate set by the tax board in 1960 was 14 cents.

Mr. Hyde said the 1964 budget was worked out on the 1963 assessed valuation figure of $63,853,160. He indicated there possibly could be a change in (Continued On Page Three) THE WEATHER Data furnished by J. L. Van-Cleave, observer for the Franklin co-operative weather station.

THURSDAY, JULY 23 Maximum temperature 90 Minimum temperature 61 Precipitation 0 Low during night 63 Average temperature 77 Above normal 1.4 FORECAST Mostly fair and warm today the Prince's Lakes Town Board cation. How ever, the disinter- participate. I here will be var-ested student will probably ius races and contests which never have the desire for higher are open for view ing by the pub-learning and should have the lie. Grand champion of Foods witJl her exhibit 0 French bread in Division VIII, in the community judging of foods Thursday in Scott Hall. Reserve Grand Champion is Karen Rund with her exhibit of fancy yeast bread in Divi- sion i.

Lee Ann is a member of the Trafalgar Modern Misses and Karen is a member of the Golden Chain club. State Fair Entries State Fair entries include the chamjion of each division. These zirls and the" reserve champions are: Carta Sue Long, of Sweet Sixteen, cham- Honewell Girls Cluh. rhamnion. and Deborah Lee Doub.

HanDv -r Hoosierettes, reserve, Division and Carolyn Ruth Brown, fcmion oins, cnampion, ana ju- lie Fulmer, Center Grove Girls, reserve, Division III. Other champions, and the reserve ch.mpions are: Division IV Ruth Handy, Help-U-So, and Terry Billingsley, Sweet Sixteen; Division Kay Van-denberg, Bargersville Girls, and Devon Chappel, Town and Country; Division VI Karen Rund, Golden Chain, and Connie Deer, Golden Chain; Division VII Linda Walker, Trafalgar Modern Misses, and Julia Lyon-, Help-U-So; Division VIII Lee Ann McNeely, Trafalgar Modern Misses and Karen Jones, Hopewell Girls. Edinburg Lions Install Officer EDINBURG Miss Karlyn Thure, who was sponsored as a delegate to Girl's State by the Edinburg Lions club, gave a comprehensive report of her activities at a dinner-meeting of the club Thursday. While there, Miss Thure was elected state treasurer in the mock elections and she also held other offices. R.

H. Wilson was installed as club president for the second term by the Rev. Ralph Kecorcis. ine president an- nounced his committees for the Records. The president an vear and also announced pro grams for the coming weeks.

Lewis Jacob, school principal, will discuss the Edinburg school system at the Aug. 8 meeting. Kehoe Ilonored Don Kehoe, former high school principal and active club member, received recognition of his services to the club and the best wishes of the club. He will leave Edinburg soon to become principal of a high school in Centerville. The dinner was prepared and served by members of a losing team in a recent fund-raising project.

school is being "gone over" and roof work and painting also is included in the Summer main tenance program. A wall has been put up in a study hall at the Union township school, in order to make another classroom. Roof work is being done at the Hopewell school, and the inside rooms are being painted. Rooms Painted Work on floor finishing and painting is progressing at the Payne Elementary School, and some painting is being done at the Franklin Community Junior Hi eh Building. Windows of the junior high gymnasium on the lower level are being "blocked in." Superintendent Wiesman said the window wells are be5ng flU ed in and blacktopped, and it will remove a hazard that has existed for many years.

allegedly sleeping on duty while at the controls the police radio. The case was appealed by Gibson, and a Johnson Superior Court ruling reinstated him on the force, pending a rehearing by the board. The rehearing had not been held, after numerous delays, and Gibson had not been in uniform since he was first fired by the board. C. E.

Deer Chosen I ttenCl oCllOOl Claris E. Deer, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L.

Deer of Franklin has been selected hy the Internal Revenue Service for train ing in a toxicology and forensic til a ivs, 1 11 avuwi novi the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory and Micro-Tek Instruments, Inc. The school will be held in the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory in Baton Rouge, the week of July 29 to Aug. 3, Mr. Deer is a chemist in the Cincinnati Regional Laboratory of the Internal Revenue Service. to enter evllere.

Man Jailed On Assault Charge Friday Morning A mral Martinsville man was jailed here early Friday morning by city police authorities on in? him with Serw a warrant charg-assault and bat The arrest was one of four reported Thursday and Friday in the county. Three men and a woman were booked at the jail on charces. James R. Chupp. R.R.

4, Martinsville, was picked up by police officers Fd Linneman and Kenneth Rund on the assault charge. Chupp was jailed at 1:4.) a.m. The out-of-county man is charced with beating his wife Thursday nizht at 1613 Lochry in Franklin. Hurt In Tolice reported Chupp is charced wi'h going into the house striking his ife. Mrs.

Chupp suffered a cut lip and cut on the richt ear. The assault charge was filed against Chupp in Virgil Stain-brook's Justice of the Teace Court. A 21 year-old Greenwood man was taken into custody early Friday morning and jailed in Franklin on a charge of window peeping. Booked at the jail on the charce was Sherrell Thomas Nichols, whose address was given as 751 Forrest Avenue, Greenwood. Nichols was jailed here at 12 55 a.m.

Man. Woman Jailed S'ate Police authorities jailed a man and woman Thursday afternoon. Estele Slayton, 34. R. 1.

Portland. was charged with drunken driving and having no operator's license. Everett Ernest Steele, 39, R.R. fi. Franklin, was charged wi'h public intoxication.

Steele paid a $17 fine and costs on the charge in Stainbrook's court and was released from the jail. the structures has been set for Oct. 15. Wiley Sauls, an official of the firm, told The Star today leasing of the apartments will begin as soon as construction is underway. Carlson Sauls Developers, also have plans to build two more apartment buildings at the same location beginning early next Spring.

The firm also is developing Camelot Estates on the city's West side. REACHES 100 YEARS JONESBORO, Ind. (UPI) Mrs. Emma Middleton, R.R. 1, John M.

Cutsinger, local at- and tonight. Partly cloudy, torney, will speak on the early warm and humid with scattered history of Johnson county at a thundershowers likely Saturday, meeting of the Kiwanis club to High today upper 80s. Low to-be held Tuesday evening at night upper 60s. High Saturday Zaring's Hearthstone Inn. near 90.

The speaker is a member of both state and local historical Outlook for Sunday: Partly societies. The club will observe cloudy with scattered Day" at its meet- storms likely. Continued warm ing. and humid. eh! Kepoiir opportunity for more vocational training, according to Mrs.

Bailey. If these students were given vocational training in the field of their ambition they might become better students and have a better chance for a good living as adults, she remarked. Taught Commercial Subjects Mrs. Bailey has been teaching commercial subjects, such as typing, shorthand, bookkeep- ing and comptometry during most of her career. She began teaching the commercial sub- jects when they were first in- troduced in the educational sys- tern.

Her first commercial teaching job was in Evansville, where she taught eight years. ing had been in rural one-room schools. She has taught in Johnson county since 1922. Her first job in the county was part-time teaching in Greenwood. Then in 1926 she began teaching in Whiteland full time, where she has worked until now.

Superintendent Custer Baker (Continued On Page Three) Greenwood Man In Honor Unit FORT HOOD, Tex. Army Specialist Four Johne F. Gird-ley 19, whose father lives on R.R. 2, Greenwood, is a member of the 2d Armored Division's 41st Infantry at Fort Hood. which has been awarded a Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) Proficiency Award.

To receive the award. Specialist Girdley's unit was rated excellent or superior in every command and annual general inspection and in each mobility or assembly alert exercise. In addition, ail personnel must have qualified in their basic weapon and have passed every Army training test. Specialist Girdley, a clerk-typist in Headquarters Com- pany of the infantry 1st Armored Rifle Battalion at Fort Hood, entered the Army in June, 1961 and has served in Europe. jirainn) Construe Sion To Start On 24 Apartments Here s.

rQ I I fit inssSSSSigflk-. in lyuniyyuynyiiiiimi 1 A Summer maintenance pro- gram for schools in the Frank- lin Community School Corporation is underway. Repairs and improvements are now being made at five of the eight schools in the corporation according to Max Wies-man, school corporation superintendent. The schools are being "put in shape" for the approaching 1963 64 school year. An $18,000 renovation of the boiler room at the Needham Elementary School has started.

An old boiler has been removed and the new one is expected to be brought to the school the last of this month. New Windows Put In New windows and glass brick are being put in at a section of the Needham school. The school men have been making the improvements at the school. The brick at the Needham Franklin Board of Works and Tublic Safety to lay granted an easement to Carlson Sauls Developers, for sanitary and storm sewers which paves the way fir the construction of two apartment buildings. The two sewer lines will run through the East end of the old football field on Home Avenue.

Final details are being worked out for the construction of 24 apartments, twelve in each building. Estimated cost of the project is about $225,000. Work To Becin Work on the apartments is expected to begin in 10 days. The buildings will be located PRINCE'S LAKES TOWN BOARD Shown are members oi and the town marshal. Front row, left to right, Tom G.

Seward, board member; Walter Taylor, president; Edgar Dunn, clerk-treasurer. Back row, left to right, Jack L. Barkhimer, board member; John W. Catt, board member, and Marion Parmerlee, town marshal. on the corner of Home Avenue and South street.

Target date for completion of Jonesboro, greeted friends at open house today on her 100th birthday anniversary..

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