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Decatur Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Decatur, Indiana Page 4 Decatur daily Democrat Decatur Indiana saturday december 19, 1970 Short ribs by Frank o Neal another Bunch of White Eves have lanced what Small we to we must build Bis Cande sail Many Moons. And claim Spain for chief crazy horse. Hither and thither by Tom Sefton the Day that Isnit on december 22, 1970 Robert Samson Anderson local attorney and poet laureate of Adams county will observe the anniversary of another Milestone on his Long and illustrious journey upon the face of this mortal planet. In Honor of such an historic occasion a Surprise birthday party has been planned for that particular afternoon. We Are a bit confused by the a Surprise Quot Label since the Only two critters we be conversed with who were not aware of the impending Celebration were two Coon hounds we met along the River. They had been running a track for three Days and Hadnot been in to uti to catch up on the latest news. The party is certain to be a Gay affair with hats balloons and red pop in abundant Supply. We seriously doubt that anyone will be game enough to attempt paddling the guest of Honor Bob is just simply too big. Among the Many Crank letters received by the amiable barrister following the announcement of the Forth coming party was a rather unique missive which bore a Calendar Page for the month of december. Professionally printed it accounted for every Day of the month except the �?o22nd�?�. It simply does not exist. Propriety and space prevent us from publishing the Villianos entire literary Gem but we quote from the ending a i glanced at my Calendar to see what Day of the week this would be on and to my utmost Surprise i discovered that december �?o22 it just simply Isnit a now what i really want to know is just what in the he do you mean by planning a party to be held on a Day that does no to exist How can i possibly be in to guide Channel 15 sat Day afternoon 12 ooh Scrooby Doo where Are you 12 30�? Mon Kees i ooh Sun bowl 4 00�?pro football 5 00�?stone soul evening 6 00�?death Valley Days 6 30�?evening news 7 00�?big news 7 25�?business report 7 30�? Mission impossible 8 30�?pickwick 10 00�?mannix 11 00�?big news final la 30�?basketball scoreboard 11 35�?award theater a Bright Victory Channel 21 saturday afternoon 12 00�?the Hardy boys 12 30�?american bandstand 1 30�?championship wrestling 2 30�?western theater 4 30�?the Killy Challenge 5 00�?wide world of sports evening 6 30�?eye witness news 7 00�?film 7 30�?let�?Ts make a Deal 8 00�?newlywed game 8 30�?lawrence Welk show 9 30�?the most deadly game 10 30�?eye witness news 11 00�? physicians Mutual 11 15�?psycho Cinema a before i hang Quot 1 15�?news Channel 33 saturday afternoon 12 00�?hot dog 12 30�?jambo 1 00�?davey amp Goliath 1 30�?dennis the menace 2 00�?roller Derby 3 of nil football new York is. Baltimore evening 6 00�?Dick Van Dyke show 6 30�?saturday news 7 00�?Christmas is 7 30�?andy Williams 8 30�?adam-12 9 00�?saturday movie a the interns Quot la 30�? saturday edition 12 00�?saturday night movies a Gidget goes to Rome sunday sunday morning sunday morning morning 7 30�? Faith to Faith 8 00�?timothy Church mouse 8 30�?morning movie a Little Princess 10 00�?lamp unto my feet 10 30�?look up and live 11 00�?camera three 11 30�?face the nation afternoon 12 00�?news conference 12 30�?showplace Homes 1 00�?nfl football Chicago at new Orleans san fran at Oakland evening 7 00�?cbs children a hour 8 00�?ed Sullivan 9 00�?glen Campbell 10 00�?gleason Christmas special 11 00�?news 11 15�?sunday evening news la 30�? Merv Griffin monday morning 6 30�?sunrise semester 7 ooh news 8 00�?captain Kangaroo 9 00�?galloping gourmet 9 30�?search for tomorrow 10 00�?Lucy show 10 30�?beverly Hillbillies 11 00�?family affair 11 30�?love of life afternoon 12 00�?where the heart is 12 25�?ann Colone show 1 30�?As the world turns 2 00�?love is a Many Splendore thing 2 30�?gilding Light 3 00�?secret storm 3 30�?edge of night 4 00�?gomer Pyle 4 30�?early show a Charlie Chan in Honolulu 7 30�?those singing americans 8 00�?cathedral of tomorrow 9 00�?oral Roberts 9 30�?smokey the Bear 10 00�?johnny quest 10 30�?cattanooga cats 11 00�?state House report 11 30�? Afternoon 12 00�?Navy Christmas show 12 30�?brian Bex 1 00�?the Story 1 30�?revival fires 2 00�?bullwinkle 2 30�?discovery 70 3 00�?family theater Quot or. Soft touch Quot 4 45�?eye witness news 5 00�?judd evening 6 00�?the changing scene 7 00�?the Young rebels 8 00�?f.b.i. 9 00�?sunday night movie a affair in Trinidad Quot 11 00�?eye wit Ness news 11 30�?naked City 12 30�?directions 1 30�? insight / 9 00�?favorite hymns 9 is sacred heart program 9 30�?herald of truth 10 00�?Day of discovery 10 30�?this is the life 11 00�?gospel singing Jubilee afternoon 12 00�?hanukah special 12 30�?meet the press 1 00�?the Rocky show 1 30�?a Navy Christmas 2 00�?nfl football Houston is. Dallas 5 00�?the big picture 5 30�? carols for Christmas evening 6 30�?sunday night news 7 00�?wild kingdom 7 30�?walt Disney 8 30�?bill Cosby show 9 00�? Bonanza 10 00�?the bold ones 11 00�?sunday edition 11 30�?sunday tonight show monday morning monday morning evening a a a Mchaley a Navy 5�?spirit of Christmas 9�?walter Cronkite 0-big news of gun smoke 0�?here�?Ts Lucy of Mayberry . 0 Doris Day 0�?carol Burnett of big news final 0�?merv Griffin 7 55�? Agi scope 8 00�?kiddie Kornic s 8 30�?second cup 9 00�?sesame Street 10 00�?rom per room 10 30�?hazel 11 00�?to Tell the truth 11 30�?that girl afternoon 12 ooh bewitched 12 30�?a world apart 1 00�?All my children 1 30�?let�?Ts make a Deal 2 00�?newlywed game 2 30�?dating game 3 00�?general Hospital 3 30�?mike Douglas 4 30�?flints ones 5 00�?1 love Lucy 5 30�?eye witness news evening 6 00�?news 6 30�?perry Mason 7 30�?the Young lawyers 8 30�?silent Force 9 00�?nba basketball . Is. Milwaukee 11 00�?late show a panic in the Zero 1 00�?late news Pauline a office on december 22, when there ainu to no such Day a a i think you owe us an explanation. Done to you a . We All know that dec. 22 is your birthday but if there ainu to no such animal As the �?o22nd.�?� where did you come from and what Are you doing Here anyway a even though we Arentt sure what a going on either. Bob Happy birthday. 6 30�?Wayne Rothgeb slow 7 00�?today 9 00�? Engineer John 9 30�?editors desk 9 45�?fashions in sewing 10 00�?dinah�?Ts place to 30�?concent rat Ion 11 00�?sale of the Century 11 30�?hollywood squares afternoon 12 00�?jeopardy 12 30-who, what or where game 12 55�?nbc news 1 00�? Nap time theater 1 30�?wink Martindale 2 00�?Days of our lives 2 30�?the doctors 3 00�?another world Bay City 3 30�?bright Promise 4 00�?another world Somerset 4 30�?gilligan�?Ts Island 5 00�?Dick Van Dyke 5 30�?what�?Ts my line evening 6 00�?news 6 15�?gat Esway to sports 6 25-weather 6 30�?nbc nightly news 7 00�?truth or consequences 7 30�?red Skelton show 8 00�?rowan and Martin 9 00�?monday night movie a love has Many faces 11 00�?news, weather sports 11 30�?the tonight show now they have three like the rest of us Marian Geisler is subject to occasional lapses of memory. It is no doubt the result of Mere preoccupation with other More pertinent matters. It certainly cannot be blamed on senility. This past week mrs. Geisler arrived Home from her teaching chores at Northwest Only to discover that she had left the House key on the dining room table on her Way to work that morning. Naturally she had pulled the door firmly shut behind her comforted by the sound of the Latch Locking. Marian had no alternative but to drive Back to school and secure husband Gary a House key. While there Marian mumbled something about the necessity of remembering to Stop and pick up a Christmas tree on the Way Home. Ever the vigilant protector of the Home and Hearth Gary interpreted her mumbling to mean that he should pick up a tree. He made a mental note to that effect. Eventually he arrived Home tree in Tow gaily humming a deck the Halls with Holly a Only to be greeted by the sight of his wife busily trimming the tree she had picked up. As the twosome stood toe to toe calmly discussing the situation up drove a delivery truck. Orv Reed had heard of the Geisler dilemma and being the sympathetic generous kind hearted soul that he is had the discarded Christmas tree from the Northwest school delivered to Anthony Wayne Meadows. Kidnapped infant is found Safe today faded memories Glisten anew part of the Joy of the Christmas season is realized by doing something for others without expectation of much in return except perhaps the warm inner glow that is its own Reward. The list is endless of organizations and individuals who give of themselves. We would surely do an injustice to some if we attempted to name them All. Our memory and sources of information Are far too limited. We write of the ones with which we Are Best acquainted the Good Fellows Demolay Monroe Rural fire department the salvation army just to name a . One event with which we Are Well informed took place on wednesday evening. Some Twenty residents of the Adams county Home were guests of the Decatur elks Lodge As they were taken by bus on an hours tour of the City to see the seasonal decorations. Fred Brecht was once again kind enough to serve As chauffeur and assisted in helping the passengers on and off the bus a chore not to be taken lightly when you have patients confined to wheelchairs and others on walkers and canes. The trip would have no doubt bored the average citizen accustomed to taking life for granted but for the elks guests it was different. It must have been different indeed for the one individual who had spent fifty of his seventy four years confined in a state Hospital until recently released. We mention the above Case specifically not to cause him any personal embarrassment but in the vain Hope it will cause others to count their blessings. The group visited the John Bunner residence Stratton place the downtown area and made a prolonged Stop in front of the sheets furniture store window Earl take a Well earned Bow from a most appreciative audience there were giggles and laughter and a hint of tears glistened in eyes dimmed by cataracts and age. Perhaps their thoughts searched for fading memories of bygone years. Of gatherings of the family Circle the Rustle of silk the Aroma of Home baked pastries and the expectation of it All. The trip ended with a Stop at the Dairy Queen for chocolate sundays. There were a chins to be wiped and a Sticky fingers in evidence but what better Way to do Justice to a treat. New York up a a 3-month-old boy kidnapped Friday from his Carriage in front of a Brooklyn store was found Safe by police at about 7 30 . Today in a subway station in Brooklyn. The child son of a City fireman who had pleaded with the kidnapper for his return was taken to sister Elizabeth Hospital to be reunited with his Mother. The boy Gregory Woods was found on the station Steps apparently unharmed and dressed in the snowsuit he wore when he was abducted. A cardboard note attached to the boys snowsuit said a the Woods baby a John Kopp Brooklyn trustee of the uniformed firefighters association said. Gregory son of fireman John Woods was the subject of a search involving police from All Over the City and Woods fellow firemen. A i mean this from my heart a Kopp said. A this is the greatest police department in the world. I have never seen such an army of men go out like this i personally feel speaking for the uniformed he said the 11,000 firemen wanted a to come out and tear this whole town police theorized that a a a frustrated Motherly woman kidnapped the boy from in front of an . Woolworth store in Brooklyn while his Mother Angela Woods and his sister Doreen 4. Were inside buying months ago but the Story is too Good to pass up. Pat Schieferstein claims the main character involved is possessive of a keen sense of humor and would not object to our mentioning the incident. Well be Able to judge for ourselves once the saturday edition is out. Our hero is a prominent local businessman who is deeply entrenched in fraternal Veteran and civic affairs of the City. He enjoys a Good joke whether played on friends or himself. Sometime Early this fall accompanied by a lady Friend he attended his first feature Ever at the local drive in theater. He had flown and sailed the oceans several times but for some reason or another had never attended an outdoor movie. The couple arrived in time paid their Entrance fee and proceeded to Park up on the slight incline next to the Post with the glowing red lights just like All the other adjacent cars. His companion mentioned that the night air was Chilly so our hero rolled up the windows to oblige her. The Roll of Drums announced the feature was about to Start and the couple settled comfortably Back. The movie had been underway for about ten minutes when the lady mentioned the fact that although her View of the screen was perfectly Clear she was experiencing difficulty in hearing the sound track. Our hero disembarked in an attempt to discover the cause. He glanced at nearby cars their passengers serenely enraptured in the involving Story. Slowly the Stark truth dawned. As inconspicuously As possible he slipped behind the wheel drawing the speakers through the window behind him. A Well Wendell we All have Days like that. Never too old to learn the episode happened some where there a a w ill there a a Way William f. Conner is a handsome native of Bluffton who plies his profession of chiropractic science on North 12th St. In Decatur. His wife Nancy is vitally concerned with the operation of the Adams Wells training Center for retarded or handicapped children located at Vera Cruz. Bill was kind enough to draw our attention to an event that had previously escaped us. Despite severe mental and physical handicaps students from the school annually enter a special olympics held each year at Terra haute ind. During the three Days of this meet the contestants compete in various athletic events including swimming relays and dashes. The winners receive Gold medals and Are eligible to compete in the International olympics held in California. All fifty states Are represented. Unfortunately it takes Money for such an Endeavor. It Cost approximately $20 per contestant. The Adams Wells association for retarded amp handicapped children have set $500 As their goal. Contributions May be sent to Larry a. Gerbig in care of the school . 4, Bluffton ind., or by calling Craigville 565-3766. Thank you or. Conner it would be a worthwhile project for any Church service club or scout troop especially for an organization whose members take Normal mentality and healthy bodies for granted. Wrapping paper. Witnesses described a woman about five foot seven inches and weighing 120 pounds wearing an Emerald Green coat and having red hair. She an a the child were seen entering a subway station More than a mile from the store 20 minutes after the kidnapping. Off duty firemen volunteered to help As word of the abduction spread and searched City subways through the night. Fire commissioner Robert Lowery pleaded with the kidnapper to return the children to any fire station. Mayor John v. Lindsay telephoned Woods. A a we re doing everything a if we have to Call out the whole police Force we will a Woods said the mayor told him. Charge Driver after mishap the Adams county sheriffs department investigated a one car Accident at to . Friday three Miles North and two Miles East of Decatur on county Road 20 e. The mishap occurred when an Auto driven by Kenneth a. Straub 16, of 1234 mix ave., southbound on the county Road went off the right Side of the Roadway striking a Bridge abutment. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving and is slated to appear in City court on january 4 damages were estimated at $500 to the car. . Stewart hog Market top hogs.16.00 roughs Hoo Small parts amp accessories she is an attractive blonde who this year is chairman of the Good Fellows annual charitable Effort. Sorting and resorting endless lists of needy families has occupied most of her time for the past three weeks. We shall refer to her simply As Christmas Mother. While attending a recent social function at a local fraternal Lodge she was asked the exact number of surplus sacks of Candy donated from the general electric employees annual children a party. Although it was nearly 11 30 ., Christmas Mother volunteered to Call the local fire department for the information. Not Only was our heroine unaware that firemen do go to sleep at night whenever possible but that there is a separate phone number for unofficial Calls. We Are Uncertain As to their actual conversation but we rather imagine that the dispatcher upon discovering there was no fire informed Christmas Mother in rather Curt fashion that she would have to wait until morning for a Candy count. If there is a Lack of school spirit at Bellmont High we failed to notice it at the recent game with Concordia. The Pep Section was in rare form and the other students along with the crowd gave of themselves with tremendous vocal support. We attended in the Hope of witnessing the theatrical endeavours of the opposing coach. Several years ago the gentleman All but suffered an attack of apoplexy while vainly exhorting his team to Victory. This year he must have been sedated. His jugular vein hardly protruded beyond his Collar. Credit department to a couple of gnomes such As Jay Moser Way Mon Patrick Herman Keller and Bernard Hain who crawled out of an Oak tree in time to pick up canned goods from the various schools for the Good Fellows. Also to the six High school boys with the last names of Ward Schultz Ross and Faurote who supplied the coolie labor. To i role Tope Martin for remembering us with the Beautiful card. To mrs. Rose Heimann mrs. Gerry Snyder and Smokie Davidson for their notes and kind words of encouragement. To the characters who waited until 1 00 . To decorate our Back door Replete with aluminium foil ribbon Poinsetta and Candy. We still done to know your identity but it certainly made a gloomy morning More cheerful. To the ladies from Community action and mrs. Margaret rash for the delicious cookies. To the men of Demolay and sheets furniture for making Christmas a great Deal happier for a group of worthy gentlemen. Decatur daily Democrat founded in 1857 As the Decatur Eagle vol. Xviii no. 298, saturday december 19, 1970 published every evening except sunday by the Decatur publishing co., inc. 141 s. 2nd St., Decatur Indiana 46733 second class postage paid at Decatur Indiana Dick d. Heller mrs. John shirk vice president mrs. A. R. Holthouse Secretary Ralph w. Sauer. Treasurer office phone 724-2121 by mail in Adams and adjoining counties one year $14.00 six months $7.50 3 month $4.00 by mail beyond Adams and adjoining counties one year $16.00 six months $8.50 3 months $4.50 by Carrier 43 cents per week. Single copies to cents our country in her Intercourse with foreign nations May she always be in the right but our country right or wrong. Stephen Decatur for the prisoners lord shelter the prisoners of War in Southeast Asia. Open the hearts and minds of their captors that they May be restored to their Homes and loved ones. Each has carried the Burden of Battle. Each has discharged an obligation of his country. Each has been subjected to Hazard pain and imprisonment beyond the lot of the Soldier. Of Inird these Gallant men who Bear so great a Burden must not be forsaken. God of Justice to whom we Pray thy compassion we beseech lift their Burden give them strength and strike the shackles that deny them Freedom. Dear editor december 16,1970 the above a an american legion prayer for our prisoners of War is being sent to you with the Hope that you will consider its publication in your newspaper. We seek this action As a demonstration to our own people and those of the world that during this Holiday season America has not forgotten her servicemen who Are prisoners of War in Southeast Asia. This is the season of Mankind a greatest expression of Hope and All americans share the Hope that these men soon will be returned to their loved ones. Also we Are told by those who Are Well versed in dealing with the North Vietnam ruling regime that they Are very conscious of Public opinion in America. We feel that this prayer expresses the Hopes of americans for these unfortunate prisoners of War and we feel that its dissemination through the american press might be of some help to these unfortunate americans who Bear this Burden during this yuletide season. Some have done so for As Many As six past Christmas seasons. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely James c. Watkins director National Public relations division t editorial today by Dick d. Heller or. Temperature drop forecast in state by United press International temperatures which remained in the 40s and lower 50s around Indiana this morning began a gradual decline today and were expected to dip into the 20s by sunday morning. Occasional Light rain and drizzle were expected to change to Snow flurries As the Mercury fell below the freezing Mark. While no major accumulation was expected Over most of the state the forecast said heavier Snow showers could be expected in the area of Lake Michigan. Temperatures Friday climbed into the 40s and 50s. It was 57 at Evansville 56 at Terre haute 55 at Indianapolis 52 at Lafayette 47 at fort Wayne and 46 at South Bend. The Mercury dropped Only a degrees during the darkness hours. Lows this morning ranged from 40 at South Bend and fort Wayne to 53 at Evansville. It was 41 at Lafayette 40 at Indianapolis and 52 at Terr haute. However with the exception of a slight Rise in readings Thi morning in the Southern Poi Tion temperatures were expected to go no higher than Thi mornings readings before be ginning tile gradual decline into the 20s. Temperatures sunday wer expected to go no higher tha the mid 20s to upper 30s an the cold snap was due to re main at least through monday lows both sunday and Monda nights were forecast for the teens. Highs monday were expected to be Only in the 20s an 30s, warming to the 30s and 40 by wednesday. His first Hollywood up Franco Zeffirelli s first film for Paramount since a Romeo and Juliet will be a brother Sun and sister Moon scheduled to go before the cameras in january 1971

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