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Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1964, Dover, Ohio Swung At Crago Relates By Pete Groh Daily Reporter Staff Writer He came around the swung at me and I duck I straightened up and hit him with that I dont know if I hit him twice or This statement was made by 29yearold James Moses Grago in the office of Sheriff Young during an in terview by this facing seconddegree murder charges in last Saturdays bludgeoning of Milton calmly and unhesitatingly talked of circumstances leading up to the death and told how he buried the body in a grave at an unused barn at the rear of his rented The slightlybuilt man was smoking a cigaret as he volunteered Crago not a newcomer to police blotters al o revealed he gave a full confession on Monday to Chief Sheriff Deputy John Barlock in Dover police We Crago and Swonger left about 6 Friday night to go to his place to pull a motor on a Crago be After we went down to the Red Head gas station and then to Groves Tavern at We sat there for some time and drank a few Qago stating he did not remember exactly how long they were there continued that we then went to the Brooklyn Swonger works He Swonger had a few shots of whisky Crago but he could not remember how Crago drank nothing but beer throughout the See Page 10 THE DAILY REPORTER 40 Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County DoverNew April 1964 7 CENTS 8 QUALIFY FOR APRIL 14 FINALS Brenda Festi Tops Dover Spelldown Brenda daughter of and Frank Fesli of 124 Dover became Dover City spelling champion yesterday in Do ver High auditorium as 3 competitors were eliminated in the 14th Champion Brenda Festi left and runnerup Betsy Hastedt review some words they successfully hurdled during the word battle Friday the a Josephs 8th correctly spelled ser rated which had been missed by runnerup Betsy and then spelled candelabrum to take the an 8th Grader in Dover Junior High and daughter of and Robert Hasledt of 401 Iron was third place winner in last years Daily Reporter countywide Bacillus was the downfall for Susan a Gth Grader from East daughter of and Rob ert Harriff of 128 3rd who finished The other 5 qualifying for The Daily Reporters countywide bee April 14 at in Dover High in order of their were Sally daughter of and Eric Beu of 339 Reeves 7th Grader at Dover Junior High Thomas son of and John Capozella of 403 See Page 28 Pickets Stop At Area Mine Three carloads of roving reportedly from Harri son and Belmont in terrupted operations briefly yes terday at Midvale Robert president of Midvale Coal which re opened the mine last said there were no incidents when coal protesting a new 2year set up pjcket lines in the They departed around Nearly soft coal miners in 6 states are off their jobs in a dispute with the United Mine Workers The strik ing miners are protesting vaca tion sick pay and paid holiday clauses in new Contract Fire Victim Dies Ohio AP Mary of burned in a fire at her died in Mia mi Valley Hospital in Dayton Friday 30 ANXIOUS SECONDS Rumble Hits Anchorage Again Crago Counsel Is Appointed Two veteran New Philadel phia trial Arthur Limbach and Russell have accepted as a public ser vice the appointment as counsel for James who is charg ed with second degree murder in the death of Milton Swonger last The announcement was made by Danny Johnson of New president of the Tuscarawas Bar and chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar who has talked with Eva mother of the said the appointment was made because Common Pleas courts have no slatuatory provisions to appoint counsel be fore an Talking at her rented home on Wooster the grayhaired lady said Johnson has re quested that neither nor See Page 14 By WARD SIMS Alaska Another major the sec ond in a lent a wary air to activities in the quakestrick en Anchorage area The one of some half a hundred aftershocks since the major earthquake of March set buildings asway Friday and sent office workers and shop pers scurrying into the streets of downtown Police reported no casualties and had no reports of major damage to buildings or homes in this Last weeks tremor left 129 known dead or missing and presumed The University of Washington seismograph office said that the quake had registered on the Richter earthquake intensi ty substantially under the force of the massive tremor of Good which registered The new shock was felt in Valdez and The last four commu as well as See Page 28 FREQUENT FORERUNNER OF DEATH MacArthur Retreats Into Coma By JOHN BAUBOUR WASHINGTON AP Douglas MacArthur is in a coma which is gradually deep and other vital func tions are becoming increasingly difficult to Army doc tors announced The report came from Leonard who said he was giving an omi nous but added that miracles can always Heaton is surgeon general of the Army and the chief surgeon in MacArthurs His com ment about miracles came when he was asked if there was any possibility of recovery for It seemed obvious from his manner and that he expected no such miracle in the present Healon said the fact that he himself had come to make the See Page U Hydrant Flushing To Begin Tuesday The annual flushing of fire hydrants in Dover will begin next Tuesday and continue for a period of 3 Water works Walter Hisrich an nounced The work will be started ad jacent to the 37th pump station and then fan out to cov er the Water may be roiled or discolored in some homes during the he ON THE INSIDE t f 1 Around The World 13 Goren On Bridge 22 Hospital News 14 Obituaries 27 Television 17 to 20 Sports 30 to 35 Womens g
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