Dover Daily Reporter, February 19, 1964

Dover Daily Reporter

February 19, 1964

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Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - February 19, 1964, Dover, Ohio The Associated Press Is The Exclusive News Service of The Reporter In Tuscarawas County VOL. 60. NO. 187.    24    PAGES. HOME EDITION Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Wednesday, February 19, 1964 Serving Over 10,700 Familiea Survivors Lifted From British Ship NBW YORK (AP)—A rescue chip today hauled aboard the first survivors from the storm-battered British merchantman, Ambassador, which, had wallowed helplessly in mountainous North Atlantic seas for over 24 hours. The Fruen, a Norwegian freighter, secured a line to the derelict shortly before 9 a.m. (EST), and removed three crewmen, the Coast Guard reported. Four to six men still were reported aboard the hulk, which was listing at 50 degrees. Other members of the 35-man crew abandoned ship early Tuesday afternoon as sea water crept higher in her engine room. Their fate was not known. The Coast Guard Cutter Coos Bay, directing the search and rescue effort some 660 miles southeast of Halifax, N.S. said two liferafts, each with four or more persons aboard, had been sighted at sunset. The Vulcania, an Italian passenger liner, was assigned to See SHIP, Pare ll i rf;,. •*. Vo' > I M' vv <    , feta Tho host artist couldn't have painted a more appropriate sceene than this snapped this morning by Daily Reporter Photographer Bob Sprinkle as he traveled Walnut St. OTHER REDISTRICTING WOULD FORCE IT Saxbe Sees Revision By '66 By Richard Zimmerman Reporter Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS — Will the decision of the U. S. Supreme Court allowing federal courts to take action where congressional districts have disproportionately large or small populations affect the 16th District of Tuscarawas, Stark and Wayne Counties? Very likely, thinks Ohio Attorney General William B. Saxbe, but probably not until at least 1966. But the change will not result because the 16th District is either disproportionately large or small. To Saxbe’s way of thinking it is well within the definition of what can be reasonably called a “fairly drawn congressional district.” Ideally, each Ohio district should contain 404,432 persons, when the population of Ohio in 1960 is divided by the 24 seats it is allowed. In 1960 the 16th District was listed as having a population of 492,631. Pointing out that the U. S. Supreme Court admitted that perfect district-drawing was impossible, Saxbe thought that a reasonable difference in Ohio could amount to about 100,000 But elsewhere at the present time there is as much difference as 489,868 between Ohio’s largest district (the Dayton area) and its smallest district Police, Fire Fund Battle Is Signaled State Rep. Jess Dempster (D) of Uhrichsville cited a threat to local rule and a move toward costly centralization following yesterday’s first meeting of a General Assembly legislative study group probing the financing of police and firemen pension funds. “I predict the end of local administration of fire and police pension funds by the end of the year when a bill for a state agency will be proposed to the 106th General Assembly unless there is drastic action by the Fraternal Order of Police and Firemen’s Assn. groups,’’ Dempster stated. He added that there are 140 fire department pension funds and 262 individual police funds in Ohio and that 28 of these are now broke with several others, including Uhrichsville and Dennison funds, on the verge of going broke. “At present, the funds are supported by a mandatory inside 3-tenths mill on each political subdivision's tax duplicate and 4 per cent of each fireman’s and policeman’s wages,” he added. “Under the law, however, these funds should never go Strasburg Girl, Scalded In Bath, Off Critical List STRASBURG — Carol Yenny, I. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yenny of 439 N. Wooster Ave., is reported “improved” today in Canton Aultman Hospital where she was taken last Thursday after scalding her legs while taking a bath. Doctors will remove bandages today to determine if surgery is necessary. Mrs. Yenny had just finished giving the youngster a bath and went to another room for clothing. Carol reached up and turned on the hot water She was taken to Au it man where she went into shock and convulsions. The child was taken off the “critical list” Saturday. broke. The state is required to provide one-tenth of a mill on taxable property in each subdivision as a subsidy and each subdivision is required to contribute from the general fund to meet pension payments. “A decrease in tax valuation and rising wages for police and firemen have created a mounting financing problem. “As I see it, the way members of the committee are talking indicates another centralization with the resultant high administrative costs. At present, the administrative costs are nil." Dempster cited Toledo, where $100,000 has been taken out of the city’s general fund to meet pension needs. A Cincinnati official reportedly told the commit- See* BATTLE, Pare ll ON THE INSIDE Around The World ..........5 Dear Abby ........ .........23 Dr. Alvarez........ .........23 Dr. Crane ......... .........ai Goren On Bridge .. Hospital News ..... ..........5 Obituaries .......... ..........2 Sports .............. Television .......... ........ 21 Women’s Pages ... ......10-11 Your Horoscope..... .........21 (most of southeastern Ohio). This is why Saxbe thinks that there are sure to be some suits filed in Ohio based on the recent court decision. And while the 16th District may not be directly involved, the several redistricting plans already suggested would, by setting off a chain of changes, eventually affect the 16, now served by Cong. Frank T. Bow (R) of Canton. While lawyers and politicians here are still in a turmoil as how the decision will affect Ohio, Saxbe and his 2 top aides sat down with this writer and predicted this possible timetable and change in Ohio: (1)—Nothing can be done so fast in the courts as to have any effect on next November’s election. (2)—But in the meantime there will be pressure in Ohio for a special session of the legislature to make Ohio’s districts more equal. <S>—lf there is a special session or even if the effort is not made until the next regular session of the legislature in January of 1965, any change would not go into effect until the regu- See DISTRICT, Pace ll v Weathervane YESTERDAY High 38    Low    30 Elsewhere In U.S. High Low Pr. Albuquerque, clear    . 43 22 Chicago, cloudy    ...    36    35    T Cleveland, snow    ...    37    28    .17 Los Angeles, clear . 75 57 Miami, clear ...... 77    62    .03 New York, snow    ...    40    30    .12 Pittsburgh, snow    ..    38    30    .52 St. Louis, snow  47 34 .34 San Fran., clear ... 68 55 Washington, cloudy 38 33 .01 T—Trace TODAY 7 a.rn................ 30 SNOW Last 24 hours 8 inches TOMORROW Sunrise ............ 7:14 Sunset ............ 6:06 High 30    Low    24 Forecast: Cloudy, snow flurries. AT STRASBURG Council OK’s Street Move STRASBURG — Don Neiden-thal, Hugh Houglan, Jack Corns and Wilbur Hall, representing St. John’s United Church of Christ, received approval of Village Council at last night’s meeting to relocate a part of 6th St. NW. The change will eliminate a curve in the road and provide more parking area for the church. The request new will be submitted to county commissioners, who are responsible for making any approved changes. Steve Jenei was awarded a See STREET, Pare ll 3 Dover Youths To Face Counts Tuscarawas County Juvenile Officer Harry Fisher said today that three 17-year-old Dover High seniors, all found drinking beer Jan. 30 at Dinolfo’s Restaurant in Dover, will be charged as “delinquents.” They will appear before Juvenile Judge Ralph Finley on charges filed by an agent for the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, according to Fisher. He said he contacted agent Walter Schump Monday, one of the men who made the raid, who said he would file the delinquency counts. The trio also will have to appear before the Ohio Liquor Commission as state witnesses for a hearing on the liquor permit held by the Dinolfos. The delinquency charges were prepared by Prosecutor Harlan Spies. Jaycees To 'Mark Progress By CIC Plans to erect “thermometer” signs for the Community Improvement Corp.’s $200,000 fund drive in Dover and New Philadelphia squares Thursday and to host a 22-club regional meeting in April were made at last night’s Dover Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting. The large plywood signs will record the CIC’s efforts to raise the needed capital to build a pilot plant for Bobbie Brooks . Inc. and to insure future industrial growth. Norbert Chase of Millersburg, District 21 state vice president, and Bill Abrams of Alliance, Dr. Murray Banks Lecture Planned Plans were made at a committee* meeting last night in Union Hospital for Dr. Murray Banks, of New York City, eminent lecturer - psychologist, to speak April 15 in Dover High auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the Tuscarawas District and Ohio Nurses Assns., and the District Medical Society Auxiliary. The committee comprises Mrs. Glenn Jentes of Dover, Mrs. Sheridan Bigler of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Glenn Johnston of Dennison, representing the nurses, and Mrs. Edgar Davis of the Auxiliary. PHONE 4-2167 7 CENTS Winter Deals Last Strike? Several I use ara was County residents were lolling on the beaches under clear skies today with tem* peratures hovering around the 80-degree mark—in Miami Beach, Fla., that is. Those who stayed north for the winter, however, were slushing around in 8 inches of snow under heavy skies and the thermometer dulled in the low 30’s. Last night’s snowfall was the heaviest since 9.4 inches fell within a 24-hour period on Nov. 25, 1950. This year’s previous high was 6 inches on New Year’s Day. It all began around 5:30 p.m. District 19 vice president, conferred with Dover president, Dick Gordon, and James Davis, chairman, on setting up the regional program. Top state officers and candidates are expected to attend the session, which drew nearly 200 Jaycees to Dover last year. The membership voted to cosponsor the annual Soap Box Derby again this year with the New Philadelphia and Newcomerstown clubs and area Chevrolet dealers. Chase addressed the group and reviewed numerous Jaycee activities on the local, state and national levels, urging increased participation by local members. In other action, the club voted a $20 donation and participation in the inter - city club meeting March 16 at Masonic Temple when the IO YMCA swimmers, who set a world mark for the 50 - mile relay recently, will be honored. The Junior Olympic program was approved as a project again this year. Conducting the annual Halloween parade was referred to the board of directors for action. Bruce Mears, chairman, gave a progress report on the March ( IO Distinguished Service Award presentation and Bosses’ Night banquet. and by 9 last night it was obvious that winter was making at least one more assault on the area before yielding to spring. The weatherman predicts further accumulation through tomorrow via continous snow flurries. Just for comparison's sake and for those who re) ember the “big srow back nen,” the heaviest snowfall v .thin a 24-hour period in recent years was 12.2 inches on Dec. 12, 1944. On Jan. 24, 1948, there were 11.3 inches. The snow, besides canceling a number of meetings, closed Tuscarawas Valley, Tuscarawas, Midvale, Gar away, Baltic, Gnadenhutten. Strasburg and Stone Creek schools. Dover, New Philadelphia, Uhrichsville, Dennison and Port Washington students were in session. Buses ran a little behind schedule and 2 got stuck on Dover routes, but finally made it. One bus from Union Local was stopped by drifted county roads. Dover St. Joseph’s and New Philadelphia Sacred Heart pupils already had the day off because of a teachers’ workshop. State patrolmen and sheriff deputies report most county roads snow-choked. Main highways in the area are slippery but passable. State, county, township and city crews were on the job most of the night attempting to keep “on top” of the wet, mounting blanket. No damage nor serious outages were reported by General Telephone Co. or Ohio Power Co. officials due to the snow'. In New Philadelphia, a water main broke on Tuscarawas Ave. NW near Emmett Ave., making a ‘‘slick problem” for repair crews. Dover Service Director H. S. Ream said crews began plowing streets at IO last night and sidewalks at 5 a.m. Similar activities kept New Philadelphia workmen out all night. E. A. Reiser of New Philadelphia, area weatherman, reported the water content of the 8 inches was .66 of an inch. Overnight low was 30 degrees, which See WINTER. Pare 2 A 12-inch water line broke early this morning in New Philadelphia and flooded several blocks of S. Tuscarawas Ave. — mostly in Dover. Shown at the break site at Emmet Ave. NW and S. Tuscarawas Ave. are New Philadelphia Water Department Supt. Noble Sherrard (left) and employes Richard Wood and Jack Garrett. "Luckily the break hasn't affected anyone's water supply," Sherrard said. The break probably occurred about 6:30 a.m. but exact cause of the break is unknown thus far. Ruby Jury Picks Remain 'Negative' Phila Businessman Injured In Crash John (Jack) LaFountaine III, 27. of 917 Kelly St. NW, New Philadelphia, was to be released at noon today from St. Joseph’s Hospital at Parkersburg. W. Va., where he was taken Monday night following a 2-car collision near Belpre, O. According to his mother, LaFountaine suffered broken ribs, broken finger and body cuts and bruises. Alone in the car, he was on his way from Parkersburg to Marietta, returning from a business trip. He is associated with his father in operating LaFoun-taine’s 5 & IO Variety Store in New Philadelphia. LaFountaine’s wife anc father went to the hospital Monday night and will drive him back this afternoon. By KELMAN MORIN DALLAS (AP) — Two more jury candidates in Jack Ruby’s murder trial were excused today when they said they would not vote the death penalty for him if he is convicted. They were the fifth and sixth to be called. No jurors have been seated yet. The two were J.I. Richardson, 36, a purchasing agent: and Jesse R. Jones, 39, a foreman. List. Atty. Henry M. Wade, in- his usual introduction to questioning a prospective juror, Reporter Columnist Lectures, Special Women Events Planned For 7964-65 Winter Season A series of lectures by Daily Reporter columnists, in addition to home shows specifically for women readers, was announced last night at a publicity clinic held in Dover Public Library auditorium. Despite the heavy snowfall, 90 representatives of various Dover women’s organizations and PTA units attended tile 2-hour clinic, one of a series being held throughout the county. Dr. George W. Crane, Abigail (Dear Abby) Van Buren, James Marlow, Heloise Cruse and Drew Pearson are among those The Daily Reporter is endeavoring to schedule for appearances during the 1964-65 winter season. Under consideration are such shows as cooking, fashions, home furnishings and floral arrangements. A hand poll of those present last night was taken by General Manager Jamps Loner- gan to ascertain the popularity of the various proposals. Lonergan, Women’s Editor Juanita Abel and Editor Harry Yockey spoke during the clinic, which was in charge of Roger McGregor, the newspaper’s promotion director. Publicity booklets provided by Sperry & Hutchison were distributed and refreshments followed the pro gram with Mrs. Lonergan presiding. “Women like to be different, whether it is makeup, dress or home furnishings,” Editor Yockey pointed out. “Keeping this in mind, The Daily Reporter will { endeavor to be different, too, by | bringing women readers articles ; tuned to their daily living and problems. In addition, of course. we will continue to give their i respective organizations the newspaper representation to which they are entitled.” Mrs. Abel concentrated on preparation of publicity, giving a number of suggestions for preparing news releases and reports on meetings and programs. She stressed promptness, completeness of names, addresses and dates and outlined process REPORTER. Page IO Firm Is Incorporated Secretary of State Ted Brown today announced granting of incorporation papers for Hotel Dover Inc to Philip. David and Robert Pietro of Dover. They and their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pietro Sr.. Monday announced purchase of the hotel. said the state would ask that Ruby be executed in the electric chair, and he asked both candidates whether “you hav# religious or conscientious scruples against voting the death penalty.’’ Both said they do have. Ruby s chief defense counsel. Melvin Belli, said he wished to make a permanent objection to excusing prospective jurors on ground^, that they would not return a verdict of the death penalty. “This leaves us with a panel only of those with an affirmative state of mind on the death penalty,“ Belli said. Wade had told reporters that Judge Jot* B Brown and defense and state lawyers agreed before court today that if a jury cannot be obtained from the current panel of 750 — plus 150 designated specifically for the Ruby trial — a new panel will be convened next week. Normal jury duty in Dallaj is for one week. Thus the court would dismiss those called for this week and start afresh with a neA group of probably 630 prospective jurors. After the first four prospective jurors, two men and two women, were dismissed Tuesday, Belli said he is “finally and utterly conv meed that a jury cannot be had here.’’ Heart Fund Gets $273 :    In    the    Heart    Fund    balloon ' sales to date, the Tri-Hy-Y in Dover raised $106 and the Stitch j k Stew 4-H ors received $163 in I contributions at New Phihdel-' phi a. DAY BRIGHTENER No matter how flat your conversation is, a woman alw av* likes i0 have it flatter ;

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