Dover Daily Reporter, August 7, 1964

Dover Daily Reporter

August 07, 1964

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Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - August 7, 1964, Dover, Ohio 8 Persons Are Killed In Ohio Traffic Collision WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP)—Eight per-sons—all the occupants of two cars—died instantly late Thursday in a terrific head-on collision that ranks as one of the worst in Ohio’s traffic history. The crash occurred on a slight curve of Ohio 41, 16 miles north of here and near the Fayette- Madison county line. Four young men, residents of nearby Jeffersonville, in one car and four elderly residents of Wilmington were the victims. Impact of the crash was heard at a great distance, authorities said, and must have come without warning to either driver. The victims were identified as Robert Larry Johnson, 20, driver of one of the cars, and his passengers, George Stoddard, 18, Kenneth Bliss Ellison, 19, and Richard Wright, 20; John Frank Vandervort, 70, the other driver, and his wife, Marie; Nicholas W. Vandervort, 72, and wife Mary C. Vandervort. Vandervort’s hands were still on the steering wheel of the car after workers of a wrecking crew, using cutting torches and wrecking bars, finally untangled the wreckage to remove the bodies several hours after the crash. The accident happened at 10:20 p.m. investigating officers said. Officers said there were no skid marks on the road, indicating the collision came without warning. A preliminary investigation, they said, indicated the northbound car carrying the four young men had crossed over into the southbound lane. Vandervort and his party had been visiting relatives in South Solon, Madison County, and were returning to Wilmington. The Highway Patrol said that since it began keeping records many years ago, there had been only five other similar traffic crashes which took as many or more lives. It was the worst smashup of the year. Ten persons were killed in Ottawa County, on Ohio 51, in a smashup July 31, 1963, and eight persons were killed in a Columbiana County accident, on Ohio 7, on Oct. 2, 1963, among the more recent serious traffic accidents. Bodies of the victims were taken to nearby funeral homes. Top-Notch Reporter Photography Makes A Better Newspaper VOL. 61, NO. 23. The Daily Reporter HOME EDITION rn    .# 18 PAGES. Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County Dover - New Philadelphia* Ohio, Friday, August 7, 1964 Serving Over 11,000 Familia# PHONE 4-2167 7 CENTSRed China Buildups Reported At Crago Trial States BULLETIN In a surprise move shortly before noon today, Prosecutor Harlan Spies rested the state’s case against James Moses Crago. He had called as his last witness. Mrs. Joan Tierney, secretary to Mayor LeMoyne Lu-thy, to describe details of the deposition Crago reportedly made. Defense counsel is expected to open its case this afternoon. By Joe Woerdeman Daily Reporter Staff Writer Milton Swinger died of a “deep, penetrating head wound.” That was the opinion given by Dr. Robert C. Hastedt, pathologist at Union Hospital, who performed an autopsy on Swonger’s body on March 29 after he was allegedly slain by James Moses Crago. Hastedt opened today’s testimony in Common Pleas Court as Crago’s second-degree murder trial entered its fifth day. He was that state’s 23rd witness. The pathologist, in answer to Prosecutor Harlan Spies, said it was his opinion that Swonger was killed with one blow from the blunt, stnking edge of the sledge hammer Crago admittedly used. While the jury and some 30 spectators listened intently, Hastedt described the wound in the upper back part of Swonger’s head as being diamondshaped and 1*4 x 3*4 inches in size. Hastedt said that “a Pierson would not move under his own power after receiving such a blow’.” Swinger, he estimated, could have lived “from several minutes to half an hour” after the blow was struck. The doctor said the upper back portion of the victim’s skull had been laid open, with the penetration about 2 inches. A second would at the base of the skull, the pathologist determined was caused by the bone of the skull being forced up through the skin. A blood test made during the post mortem, Hastedt revealed See CRAGO TRIAL, Page 2 A disappearing American scene, that of the farm family loading shocked wheat onto a wagon, was relived yesterday on the Dayton Specht farm on Crooked Run Road. The wheat will be used in demonstrations Saturday and Sunday at the Pioneer Power Assn. exhibit. ★ I Klansmen Held In Death Of Col. Penn Shown are Mrs. Dayton Specht on the tractor, Dayton Specht ond Roy Slater on the wagon and Al and Ed Specht handling the pitchforks. *    n STEAM THRESHING SET AT FAIRGROUNDS American Scene Relived U.N. Security Council Gets Border Force Is Continuing On Full Alert By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) — The Vietnamese border crisis appeared to ease today as another night passed without a Red attack from the north. But there were continuing reports of U.S. and Red Chinese buildups in the explosive Southeast Asia. And although the only Peking response to the U.S. air strike against North Vietnamese’s PT boat fleet has been a torrent of flaming words. President Johnson—as the rest of Washington offi* Khanh Decrees General State Of Emergency cialdom—had his fingers crossed. Government forces and their American advisers along South Viet Nam’s heavily reinforced; northern frontier were reported in dispatches today to have been I anticipating a massive Red attack in reprisal. But U.S. opera-! tions officers said only “routine” fighting was reported throughout South Viet Nam. The Souh Vietnamese forces! remained on full alert near the frontier but American advisers (Editor’s note: The following generation. Its important place and encourage the preservation article was written by The in industry and agriculture as of antique power equipment and rn ,    /* ll Daily Reporter’s Dundee cor- we know it today did not just to stimulate the public apprecia- \ Aff I All I 3|| happen, but was of slow and tion of antique Americana.    j JC) JI VB I VQ 11 painful birth Many have been the changes respondent, Mrs. Bert Silvias, following an Interview with Al- ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Four Ie** Baker of Dundee. He is a Many have been the changes The men responsible for these I UNITED NATIONS, N.Y white men were arrested by the member of the Tuscarawas Val- .    ,    t    .    centurv fr m displays of old-time power ma- (AP)-The U.N. Security Coun FBI Thursday night in connec- ley Pioneer Power Assn., which    c    ionn    chines are the last remnant of cil was called into session this tion with the slaying of a Wash- "ill    stage an exhibition Satur-    ine aays 01 me eany iavus»    pioneer days.    They primarily    afternoon to approve an mvita- ingto. D.C., Negro educator day    and Sunday at the Fair-    which, to many now living were    wish to convey    to the public,    tion to North and South Viet who was killed bv a shotgun grounds in Dover. He has built    known as “the good days.”    an(j especially    to the younger    Nam to take part in debate on blast as he drove through a rn- and    displayed a model thresh-    These were the days when, in    generation, the    steam traction    the new crisis in Southeast Asia, ral Georgia area.    er.)    late summer, the old steam engine, which has served us so Word that the council was U.S. Commissioner Giriard    - traction engine and thresher faithfully for more than a cen- summoned indicated that an ar- Hawkins said one of the four — The tradition and history of could be seen at work rn every tUry, and has been so influential gument about wording of the in-James S. Lackey, 28 — admit- Tuscarawas County has been neighbors joined together as a in the development of our na- vitation to the rival regimes ted complicity in the death of one of honor and merit from its team to harvest the grain. tion.    j    had been settled l emuel Penn,' an Army reserve founding down to the present To turn back the clock to an The s(eam tractifm pn£,ine a Diplomatic sources said coun. , The steam traction engine, a known aslhe T^scarawas^Vaf1 machine basically simple in de- j cil President Sivert A. Nielsen lev Pioneer Power Assn was sign’ with large and fully 6X* °f Norway ProP°sed callinS organized recently It will'stage posed m0ving parts’ develoPing; them North Viet Nam and South organized recently, it ll stagey borse p0wer silently, is a1-;Viet Nam ways an intriguing sight. A re- The Soviet Union insisted that eutenant colonel slain July ll. “^d Lackey impiifat- Zadawski, Polish The FBI identified the men as PrpciHonf Ku Klux Klansmen. They were IC3,ucut/ ucuu ;its first exposition at the Fair-|  ........ ^    ^ ^  ......llloinLU    wiai hold in jail under bonds of $25,-, WARSAW (AP) —■ Alexander grounds Saturday and Sun(lay.; ciprocating steam engine, Unlike the Communist government be OOO each after arraignment be- Zadawski, 6o, president of Po- The purpose of the association.    [addressed    as    it    calls    itself    —    the fore Hawkins on charges filed land since 1952, died today, the is to further advance, promote! See THRESHING, Page 9 Democratic Republic of Viet muter the new Civil Rights Act. Polish press agency reported, j    .    '.Mam. The United States said in State authorities looked into Cause of death was not giv-    tbat    case    tbe Dro western smith &S?&u5i.TS Sd"    ““ “ *60 Million 'Down The Drain'" — " " “"*■ “ station attendant:    Herbert    Zawadski. a member of the!.................................................................................... Guest, 37, a garage operator; ruling Communist party polit- NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP)— marked the end of a $60-million Republic of Viet Nam. Preoccupation with such details indicated tensions were easing in the crisis resulting Ceci1 William Myers, a yarn- buro, underwent a major opera-pieker and laborer, and Joseph tion Howard Sims, 41, a machinist, dominal surgeons neaueu uv a    xu»ci    i«uai    pmuuima    uvea, rumiccu mr rurce ucw- attacks on US warships 311 of Athens    Briton, Dr Hermon Taylor' of off the Atlantic Coast was un- men and an equal number of Gu„ of Tonkjn and retaliatorv A deputy sheriff from Madi- London. Medical sources at the der tow to a New Jersey scrap civilian workers were killed ajr strikes by the United States son County appeared at the time said J^wadski had ailment heap today.    ;w'hen a tower plunged into the 0nce the niceties of protocol April 16 by a team of ab- The last of a luckless trio of Air Force project that cost 29 {rom North vietnamese torpedo until surgeons headed by a Texas lower radar platforms lives. Fourteen Air Eorce crew- auacks on s warships in the Clarke County jail here with of the digestive tract, murder warrants, but said no See KLANSMEN, Page 5 School Transfer Issue Is Filed The resolution to have the transfer of the Stone Creek-Jef-ferson Local School District to the New Philadelphia School District placed on the Nov. 3 ballot was filed today in County Board of Election. Clerk Victor Turner said the resolution w'as submitted by the County Board of Education which had passed it last Monday. The proposal for the school transfer was made through a petition signed by 203 electors from the Stone Creek School District and submitted to the I Board of Education on July 17. V Weathervane YESTERDAY High 82    Low    52 Eckert Resigns At First Federal Texas Tower III was stationed .ocean,70 rules off New Jersey are a eed on Nie]sen ,anned a I S!,    Nantucket on a in a 1961 storm.    ,    B h    n „    >    d| shoal 50 feet deep Ten tons of, The first tower erected IO „ ,hi afternoon t0 ive explosive ore it loose from its miles off Cape Cod sank after |he in^tation a formal bles£ i three giant legs Thursday after- salvage attempts last Septem-; noon. The 6,000 - ton platform ber. One civilian workman died I Kenneth R. Eckert of 629 E. dropped to the ocean with a when a cable snapped during lith St. Ext., second vice pres- mighty splash but it had been construction, ident of First Federal Savings packed with flotation material Ten years ago the towers & Loan Assn., today announced to keep it from sinking. Lipsett promised five extra minutes of his resignation,    effective    Aug.    division of the Luria Brothers of THE HEATHER ELSEWHERE    15. Eckert, who    has been    asso-    New York will salvage the High Low Pr., dated with the    firm approxi-    scrap metal from the tow'er. mately 8 years,    said his    plans    Demolition of the tower, one for the future are indefinite, of two built in Portland, Maine, Street Work Continues Dover Sendee Director H. S. Ream said today at Sewer and Street Department crews will begin Monday to raise and level manholes on N. Wooster Ave., following the resurfacing from Slingluff Ave., to 23rd St. by the State Highway Department. The job will be under supervision of John Polce, sewer lines foreman. Albuquerque, clear 98 73 Chicago, clear ..... 86    67 Miami, clear  90 78 New York, cloudy .. 86 61 St. Louis, cloudy ... 93 76 San Fran., clear ... 64 57 Washington, clear . TODAY 7 a.m. RAINFALL Last 24 hours . none TOMORROW Sunrise............5:28 Sunset.............7:34 High 80    Low    66 Forecast: Partly cloudy and cooler. DAY BRIGHTENER AIL/ warning against attack by enemy bombers. Advances in mis-] No one ever objects to how sile warfare reduced the five mucb vou say jf you sav it m minutes to seconds, and the a few wor(js towers became obsolete.    ____ 84 62 55 Check 2 Thefts Two thefts were reported to Dover police yesterday. Sam Tomabene of 337 W. 5th St. said a mini-bike had been stolen from his residence and Ronald Barnish of 543 Miller Ave. NW, New Philadelphia said someone took a Westinghouse transistor radio from his car while it was parked at the Gastown Service Station on the Boulevard. GARAGE GOING UP. Steel erecting crews of Gundy Construction Co. ore in the process of completing their work on the new $275,000 building to house Harry Humphries Truck Sales, Inc. The facility, the first major project in the proposed development of the Interstate 77 Green Gables Interchange area, is scheduled for completion around Nov. I. Humphries will move his truck sales and service out of the present quarters on S. Broadway, New Philadelphia. Total investment, including equipment, has been set at nearly a halfmillion dollar*. Bv MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam with the government’s first divi- (AP)—Premier Nguyen Khanh sion at Gia Linh expressed decreed a state of emergency doubt the North Vietnamese today and ordered general mo-would launch an attack.    bilization of manpower and re- “If tjiey had moved in anger, sources with a declaration that they would have hit us one way! “the coming weeks will be de-or another by now,” said Maj. cisive” in South Viet Nam’s William McMullan of Long Is- struggle against the Commu-land, N.Y., A senior Amen- nists. can adviser with the division.    Military courts were empow- Hanoi, North Viet Nam’s ca pi- ered in this offshoot of the tai, was reported by a Japanese Tonkin Gulf crisis to impose businessman to be “very quiet.” summary death sentences on all mT    terrorists, saboteurs and black* Nationalist Chinese military mar}-el speculators, with no sources in Taipei. Formosa, nght of , said today that Red China sent ^ tense night passed quietly nearly IOO Soviet-built MIG on tbe nortbern frontier and fighters to Hanoi Thursday to American advisers with the Vi-reinforce North Viet Nam s air etnamese 1st Dvision in that , danger zone said they doubted The sources said their mfor- ^be Communist North Viet-mation came from intelligence namese w’ould attempt an inva-dispatches. American military Sjon intelligence sources in Hong    rejnforeed defense units Kong said there was nothing to    Up a sbarp watch all along See RED CHINA, Page 9    See KHANH, Page 9 Resolution Given Okay By Congress j WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted overwhelming approval today of the resolution backing President Johnson’s actions in the Southeast Asian crisis. First the House, on a 414-0 roll call, and then the Senate adopted the resolution in a display to the world of bipartisan unity behind Johnson’s firm military I response to attacks by Communist North Vietnamese on U.S. j warships. The Senate vote was 88 to 2. , ___ ..    j One Incident At Park Dance Dover City Park dances resumed last night with only one minor incident marring the enjoyment of the usual crowd of approximately 700 teenagers. The incident, involving 4 New Philadelphia youths with firecrackers and exploding cigarets, was quickly ended by uni-; formed police officers and Recreation Director Dale Swinder-man. There were no charges filed, but the boys’ parents were scheduled to talk with Mayor C. LeMoyne Luthy today. The 3 officers reported the car-check at the gate was completed without creating a traffic jam and resulted in 2 or 3 Carroll County cars being turned away. City officials this morning expressed satisfaction with the method of controlling the 'vices. In the Senate, there were protests against the resolution from Sens. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., and Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska. Morse said it was giving Johnson “blanket authority to wage war.” Gruening argued, as did Morse, that “All Viet Nam is not worth the life of a single American boy.” In the House, there was no outright dissent, but Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., voted “present” when his name was called. Powell, asked by newsmen to explain his vote, said: “I have always been a pacifist. I have been for 34 years as a minister. But when my country is absolutely in danger as in time of war, then I will support it.” The resolution had the support of Republican as well as Democratic leaders. “This is one of those occasions when all of us, whatever our political persuasion, unite behind our commander in chief,” said Rep. Frances P. 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