Anderson Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana
29 May 1977

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29 May 1977

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Anderson Herald (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Anderson, Indiana City Parks program set for Anderson by Rob Prillaman held Stilt writer Liere s no time for boredom left to anyone who chases to take advantage of the Anderson Park department summer recreation program that fired up this weekend with the pre season opening of two swimming facilities. Just Plain fun with the emphasis on athletic Competition is the Point of it All but for those hoping to be better at something when the summer is Over the varied programs offer the Opportunity to improve almost anything from a Tennis game to woodworking skill to mental health. Park officials note some 25 Sites around town will be utilized in the recreation program including 12 schools and at least 12 Parks. Approximately 65 persons Are reportedly involved in planning and supervisory capacities. In addition some 20 persons have contracted with the Park department to serve As specialists teaching participants the basics of guitar Folk dancing sailing and a variety of crafts. Largely Volunteer personnel will reportedly be supervising what Park superintendent Bill Mccarty described As by far the largest facet of the program baseball. Subdivided and categorized for All age groups and Levels of interest some 300 teams will reportedly be participating in organized games of the great american pastime around the City this summer. Mccarty indicated there Are at least 150 teams in just he seven Lutle leagues. Swimming also ranks High in popularity with about paid admissions tallied last year at four facilities Shadyside Beach and pools at South Side sports Complex athletic Park and the Gealer Center. The South Side Pool alone reportedly accounted for about half the admissions. Swimming programs Are planned for All Ages and Levels of experience. Of special interest Are handicapped swims Basic scuba lessons advanced lifesaving and beginning swimming for adults did children. More passive activities scattered throughout the season include by the Young Ballet theatre troupe the Indianapolis symphony percussion ensemble the Puffin players puppet group and several concerts by local musicians. Music to eat lunch by mini concerts will be returning due to their popularity in previous years. Rain or Shine 14 of the noon hour concerts will be held in the Plaza of the Madison county government Center every tuesday beginning june 14 through sept 13. Besides the facilities where organized activities Are planned Mccarty noted Here is a total of 28 Parks containing some 450 total acres administered through the department. By next season he added at least 10 acres More will be open for Public use As Shepherd Park. Located on the East Side of the City off Angeline Road the site was donated As a Park last August by Charles r. Shepherd chairman of the Board of Chesterfield Homes inc. Tennis courts a Ball Field and individual Garden plots Are slated to be ready for use at the new Park. For a Complete rundown of summer fun activities planned by the Park department turn to pages 23 and 24 of today s Herald. Anderson sunday Herald in irs second Century 01 service to the Public volume 115, number 297 Anderson Indiana sunday may29, 7977 Price 40 cents partly Cloudy and humid today with a 30 per cent Chance of afternoon and evening showers. Highs in the upper 80s and lows around to 60. Mostly sunny monday with highs around 80. Anderson s High saturday 90 Low 58 government report sees growing inflation rate Horny Csc Eihl veterans burial plot visited Ai the nation prepares for monday s memorial Day Observance mrs. Julius sure of or. And her two sans Jason 7, and Eric 6, were among saturday visitors at the grand army of the Republic burial plot in East jmaplewooa1 cemetery formal Observance be conducted veterans organic Atlas storting at to . Monday Al the City Hall Vietnam memorial the Public is invited. Report Elwood official struck in disagreement Elwood City councilman Waller Galbreath was allegedly beaten Here Friday afternoon after the town official reportedly uttered some distasteful remarks toward another Elwood resident. The Herald has Learned. That disagreement reportedly precipitated another alleged incident later Friday in which Galbreath called Elwood police complaining of a prowler around his Home. The prowler was reportedly the same individual who had struck the councilman earlier. According to reports Galbreath was visiting the Elwood fire station Between 3 and . Friday to examine plans for the purchasing of a new ambulance when the fight occurred. Herald sources said Galbreath allegedly muttered a few off the Wall comments toward a town resident at which time the Elwood Man turned on the councilman and struck him at least once. Galbreath was knocked to the ground however no further fight ensued. White Galbreath reportedly refused to press charges in the incident assistant police chief Mike Spear favor returned Decatur Ala. A somebody saved my life in Jim Rombokas said. I guess in a Way i kind of owed somebody Rombokas was awarded the Carnegie hero fund award of for bravery last week. Last november he rescued a student nurse after her car skidded off an icy Roadway and plunged into the Tennessee River. I saw her out be said. She was beating on the doors and windows. She was hollering. This sounds crazy bul what was going through my mind was a television show about a German general who used to take a Bath every morning in 32-degree water. I figured if he could do it i could do it reportedly attempted to jail the unidentified assailant. However. Elwood police chief Jerry Stevens allegedly was in the police station when the Man was brought in and refused to have the Man put in jail. Sometime after 11 . Friday reports indicated Galbreath telephoned Elwood authorities complaining of a prowler around his residence. Sources said when officers arrived they found Galbreath standing in his garage with two shotguns at his Side. The councilman allegedly told police the same Man who had struck him was driving his pickup truck around he neighbourhood harassing him. Elwood police officers reportedly never observed the other subject in the area. No arrests had been made in either of the incidents by late saturday and no paperwork was available at the Elwood police stat on on either incident. Washington a even with help from the new tax Cut Many americans face a substantial loss of purchasing Power this year because of inflation. With the year nearly half Over government figures indicate that inflation will be significantly worse this year than in 1916 when consumer prices advanced 4.8 per cent. Inflation pushed consumer prices up 3.2 per cent in the first four months of the year and the Carter administration recently raised its inflation forecast for All of 1977 from 5.3 per cent to 6.7 per cent. 40 dead in fire at nightclub Southgate by. A a raging fire Al a night club killed Al least 40 persons saturday night a fire official said. He blamed Many of the casualties on panic. Soul Gale fire chief Dick Riesenberg who gave the death loll said More persons were trapped inside the building in this Kentucky Community across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Screams could be heard from people trapped inside the two Story Beverly Hills supper club one of the largest night clubs in the Midwest. The fire chief said the Blaze was out of control. Singer John Davidson a frequent guest Host on television s tonight show was about to go on stage when the fire broke out. He was reported Safe. One witness counted 15 bodies Al the South door of the building where a priest was giving the last rites. Everything was under control until the smoke broke said Ernie doctor 50, of Columbus Ohio. His wife. Rose said people began screaming and running for the doors when they spotted the flames. The fire burned through the Empire room where Davidson was to appear. Flames also blazed through adjoining dining rooms. One Patron said a Busboy broke up the act of comedians Teter Mcdonald and Lold people there was a Small fire in the Kitchen and for everyone to move out quickly Lilack smoke poured in As the doors were opened and the panic began witnesses said. Bartender Gil Broadbeck said suddenly the smoke hit and people began jumping Over the bar. It was so thick. 1 could t get a breath a foot above the but the recent Pace of inflation is causing speculation that it could be worse than that before the year is Over. Administration economists expect a slowdown in the inflation Rale after midyear especially in food prices which have risen 5 per cent in the first four months. Nonetheless there Are signs of concern. President Carter told a news conference thursday that his main concern Al this Point on the economic scene is the rate of inflation and the Pace of Ine Lalion clearly is behind moves by the Money managing Federal Reserve Board to tighten growth of the Money Supply to make Loans More expensive. On Friday several major Banks raised their prime lending rate for Loans from 61-? to per cell the second increase in a week. Since higher interest rates can discourage economic growth the Stock Market responded by pushing the Dow Jones Industrial aver age for stocks below 900, to 838. For the first time since Jan. Although Carter has previously said inflation and unemployment could be battled simultaneously his Lales state ment appeared to move him a big Slep closer to the position of former Treasury Secretary e. Simon thai inflation was Public enemy no. 1." there Are a lot of reasons Why Carter and his advisers worry about the recent High rate of inflation. For one thing rising prices mean Consumers May have to Cut Back on expenditures. There were signs that ibis May have started in april when retail sales failed to increase for the first time in months. The combination of reduced consumer buying plus higher interest rates could endanger administration goals for economic growth and employment. The real purchasing Power of workers paychecks declined in april for the fourth time in five months and was one tenth of 1 per cell below what it was a year earlier. Thai was after adding in increased pay. While the tax cuts signed into Law by Carter last week will reduce taxes by about s100 a year for the average family of four the losses to inflation should More than offset thai. Even if inflation holds to the 6.7 per cent forecast by the administration it still Means a person with income would lose in purchasing Power because of higher prices by year end. That person already had lost s320 in purchasing Power by the end of april. Until april Al least Consumers had been increasing their purchases in part by drawing on savings. Americans were saving Only 4.8 per cent of their income in the first Quarter of this year one of the lowest Rales in years. The savings Rale was 7.8 per cent in 1975 and 6.5 per cell last year. Alice Rivlin director of the congressional budget office is pessimistic about the Pace of consumer spending in months ahead partly because the savings rate is so Low and because it is Likely Consumers will want to build their savings up again. One reason Consumers reduced their savings she said May have been that they anticipated receiving the tax rebate that Carter Trad proposed but then withdrew earlier tins year. A rising inflation rate also could determine administration efforts to win restraint in wage increases this year. So a wage hikes have been averaging about 8 per cell a year a rate that May not continue to satisfy workers if it appears inflation will outpace those gains. Anderson Man Dies in Kentucky crash London by. A 36-year-old Anderson Man was killed instantly and his wife and two children injured Early saturday when the car in which they were Riding slammed into the rear of a slow moving Semi North of Here stale police reported. Dead As a result of the Accident is Larry Cain 1902 Noble St. Reportedly driving the Nulo from massive head and Chest injuries Laurel county Coroner s records indicated. Cain s a Villi Cathy remained in fair condition and their two children. Michael and Michelle in Good condition at the Maryn Ioune Hospital in London late saturday All three passengers m the vehicle suffered multiple injuries. State police officials Here said the crash occurred around . Saturday on 1-75 approximately nine Miles North of London. Reports indicated the Cain Auto was northbound on the interstate proceeding up a Steep incline when the Driver apparently failed to observe the Semi tractor trailer in front of him. Investigators have theorized Cain probably did not see the Semi As he came up Over the Hill and slammed into the rear of the slow moving truck. State i olice spokesmen said the first person to Stop at the scene was a doctor from London who immediately called for emergency Aid on his cd radio. After examining the wreckage the doctor then summoned the county Coroner. Reports from the Coroner s office indicated Cain suffered a completely crushed Chest and a massive Skull fracture. Authorities in London said the three passengers in the Cain Auto were extremely Lucky to escape without major injuries. Investigations were still being pursued late saturday in an Effort to determine the exact details of the Accident. Lanky Cain was born March 30, 1su, and lived All his life in Anderson. He was employed at Mere Lindsey Chevrolet in Muncie after Keger body shop in Anderson. He is survived by his wife and two children his parents or. And mrs. Lloyd Maxme Cain of Anderson a maternal grandmother. Mrs. Hazel Vance of Pendleton and several Brothers and Sisters. Mrs. Roger Lemma Dickinson of Albany mrs. Dick i melt stot us of a Vood mrs. Larry i Beverly Oliver of Muncie. Mrs. Ralph Connie Meredith of Lapel. Kim a Unity. Danny and Gary m of Anderson Funera services Are pending Al Haroun and funeral Home. County awaits word on jail assistance see our and in today s Herald for outstanding food values pay less supermarkets open 2 mrs. Daily by Jackie Kosen Herald stall writer Madison county commissioners Are still awaiting word from Washington on approval of funds for renovation of the Madison county jail Long the Largel of critical comment by county grand juries and state jail inspectors. County commissioner president Luthar Puckett Lold the Herald an application requesting the use of Federal anti recession monies for remodelling the jail was sub ruled several weeks ago with the understanding that a decision would be reached by the end of May. Puckett stated the funds in question have been earmarked for Anderson. Anti recession Money is channelled into High unemployment areas. While the Money is available for Community use approval has to be made for jail renovation and application must be made through the Depar Lenl of Revenue sharing Puckall said. Once approval comes through the county can begin negotiations Wilh architects and engineers to determine Ball Park Cost figures. Commissioners have talked with several companies but no feasibility studies have yet been requested. In the event anti recession Money can not be appropriated for jail remodelling Tuckell said the use of Federal Revenue sharing funds would be considered. A series of Madison county grand jury reports have recommended remodelling. Puckett said the use of the jail and Indiana department of corrections jail inspectors have recommended renovation of the jail. In a report to Madison circuit court judge Carl t. Smith the six member jury cited 10 reasons for condemning the facility. These included inadequate safety provisions for Law enforcement personnel most windows inoperative poor Healing and ventilation conditions Oul daled and inadequate plumbing inoperative cell doors extremely bad electrical system some observation cameras not working Lack of space both for Interior and exterior parking space too Many isolation Levels in the jail and no facility for menial detention. The jury s report further recommended that county commissioners make provisions to build a new modern in a session earlier this year Between the county Council and the commissioners Puckett said the commissioners believe the present facility could easily be remodeler to meet the county s needs at far less Cost. Breaking tradition Silling in the Bock of on open Cor panel Gutherie Waves of she posses Otto a Check ered hog carpet on Pennsylvania Streel in front of the reviewing Ilond for saturday s Indianapolis 500 festival Parade. The first woman to qualify for sunday s 500-Mije race joined other Drivers in the Parade. For a special Herald interview Wilh the first lady of the 500, see Page 11

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