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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - February 25, 1961, Defiance, Ohio Cloudy sunday Cloudy Little change in temperature. Newts Northwestern Ohio s Complete Home newspaper 73rd year no. 201 United press International Nea Defiance Crescent news saturday february 25, 1961 Telephone 3-1015 Price 7 cents key Federal witness in murder trial a mugged Bank business As usual despite fire pro leftist troops capture Lulu Bourg forcefully taken from jail beaten where fire started pictured Here is the office of cashier b. L. By Wonsettler where chief Allen Poper believes a a a Short in the record player kindled flames that swept the Interior of the Hicksville Bank Friday morning. Despite the damaging Blaze the Bank was open for business As usual in the afternoon. A Crescent news photos. Soaper allegedly witnessed another gangster rub out Somers Point n. J a up a the governments a key witness to an under world murder was captured today badly bruised and suffering from Shock some three hours after he mysteriously escaped from a jail in nearby Absecon. Robert Russell a 25-year-old burglary suspect who claims he saw Vincent j. Balney shot to death last year was taken into custody in a Semi conscious state on the doorsteps of a Home in ice perils fade when Large sheets of heavy Maumee crossing Case briefs awaited front undamaged a that fire was confined to the Interior of the Bank is confirmed in this picture which shows mrs. Don Snell wife of the assistant cashier following miss Connie Walters a Defiance College student who is pushing the baby a a buggy containing the baby of or. And mrs. Sejm Kim Loy Snell into the Bank. Nearby Northfield. The House is and a Glaize River ice moved about a half mile from the main j of Friday dangers of damage land Marina where Russell said he witnessed the Blaney slaying. A they grabbed me and threw me overboard a he was quoted As saying before he lapsed into unconsciousness. Northfield police chief Everett Leaver said Russell had bruises on his forehead and under both eyes a Gash on an and a Lump on his head. His clothing was soaked and his wrists were bound by wires. Everett said the soaper was involved in a minor automobile Accident prior to his capture. Police were summoned to the House by the occupants who said someone had been pounding on the front door and shouting a let me in. Let me Russell was admitted to Shore memorial Hospital Here for treatment. Authorities said there was a Strong possibility Russell was taken by Force from the jail. Blood stains were found in the Public bathroom at the jail through which he made his break. Russells escape and capture was another in a series of bizarre developments stained with the Mark of the underworld which have radiated from a big burglary at Pottsville pa., in August 1959. Police theorize that Blaney a suspect in the burglary was slain to Seal his lips from turning state s evidence at the burglary trial. New Jersey officials sought today to extradite former showgirl Lillian Reis 30. As a suspect in Page 6, column 7, please were dispelled. In the above picture the Maumee River is shown just downstream from the Confluence of the a Glaize River where the floes had slipped gently under ice. A Crescent news photo. Weather Only three witnesses were called Friday in the Railroad crossing Case of Joseph f. And Edna m. Meyer it. 5, Defiance is. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad co. Which was submitted to the panel of three judges in common pleas court. The attorneys were Given five weeks to submit briefs. Judges Ferd g. Behrens. Henry county and Russell v. Maxwell Williams county joined judge Dan Batt on the Bench to hear the Case trial of which was shortened by stipulations agreed to by opposing counsel. Attorneys John e. Kissner and Douglas Brown Hicksville represented the plaintiffs. The Railroad company was represented by attorneys e l. Clemens and David Williams. Or. And mrs. Meyer who testified at the trial claimed in their petition that they own a farm in Defiance to. Located just West of the City limits Between the b. Amp j 0. And Wabash Railroad tracks. It is claimed that for a period exceeding 21 years a vehicle and pedestrian crossing was maintained Over the b. Amp 0. Right of Way giving ingress and egress to the plaintiffs from . Route 24. They further charge that the Railroad caused the crossing to be Page 6, column 6, please Northwestern Ohio Cloudy and cooler today with intermittent rain becoming mixed with Snow changing to Snow flurries High 36-43. Mostly Cloudy and cold with a few Snow flurries tonight Low 20-25. Partly Cloudy and Little change in temperature sunday. Friday temperature Range Defiance rain High 53 Low 32 Atlanta rain 61 57 Boston Cloudy 39 34 Charlotte Cloudy 69 56 Chicago Snow 44 28 Denver Cloudy 48 34 Detroit Cloudy 56 34 Indianapolis Snow 49 28 Angeles Clear 77 53 Miami Cloudy 79 55 Minneapolis Clear 21 8 new Orleans Clear 75 43 Washington rain 67 51 Defiance weather 24 hours ending at 7 . Temperature Max. 53. Min. 32 one year ago Max. 26, min. 18 temperature at 7 . Today 35. Precipitation a .18 in. River stage a 1.10 it. Barometer a 29.33 in. Coins Earth by Harold Blake Walker rior damage is shown afternoon. At the window of As business was resumed Teller mrs. Raymond Cole in Hicksville Bank Friday Hicksville Are left mrs. Don Ald Brannan Hicksville customer and at right mrs. Harold Goldsmith Spencerville ind., customer. Bank s phone wires Are Cut Ane wires entering state Bank. Sher covered Cut where building Defiance Ite Highway patrol alerted this morn by King said the were discovered at 9 30 a. In. Today when Hank employees tried to use the phone. He expressed belief that the wires had been Cut Friday and that if any one had been planning a robbery it would have been Friday. The Bank however is scheduled to be open today until 3 p. In commits youth Wauseon a acting on recommendation from the juvenile diagnostic Center. Columbus probate judge Joe m. Ham has committed Lyle Yackle 14, to the Toledo state Hospital Young Yackee stabbed Junior High school principal. Marion Blue on dec. 12. Blue has recovered and is Back at work lenten series article at Tiberius in my Oca i Wumee i watched fishermen uxry my men nets. Nicy just Nau co me Iii with their eaten. No doubt jugs Wamnes me Urania of the Magnet the net s lower Euge weigh eur and us upper Edge nearer the surface it swept to rough the Lake toward the snore capturing fuck less Tish in its strands leaving them in a twisting mass the Good and the bad to of separated by skilled hands. In the thinking of Jesus the kingdom of god involves the inescapable separation of the Good and the evil in daily choices. It invites us to responsible decision Between alternatives in the Light of standards set by the mind of Christ. As we move through the Days the sum total of experience is caught in our nets. There Are values to be cherished and others to be discarded. One of the tragedies behind the Iron curtain is in the confusion of values the destruction of standards of valid judgment. As or. Zhivago put it a the main misfortune the Root of All evil to come was the loss of Confidence in tile value of ones own opinion. People imagined it was out of Date to follow their own moral but if we All sing in the same chorus and live by other Peoples notions character has no meaning. If we cannot Trust our own moral sense or the ideals that have their roots in the kingdom of god then Choice is Blind and no one thing is in reality better than anything else. Jesus came As a Symbol of the Kindom he preached. In the Light of his spirit men awoke to a new knowledge of right and wrong Good or evil. He became for All Mankind a Safe guide for moral judgment. Our father we thank thee for the right to choose Between alternatives and for the spirit of him who guides us wisely. Amen. News briefs Atlas test Success Cape canaveral Ltd an advanced Model Atlas missile made a successful 7,000-Niilc warm up flight Friday for later shots that will travel nearly Halfway around the world. Call for free election Washington up a the Kennedy administration has hinted that it will not negotiate with cuban Premier Fidel Castro until he submits to a tree election. Sue mine workers Knoxville Tenn. Up a a group of East Tennessee Coal mines and trucking firms filed a $2,93r�. Kkt damage suit against the United mine workers ump in Federal District court Here Friday. Derailment kills two Milstead Ala. Up a the two engines and mail ear of the new Orleans bound Piedmont limited passenger train toppled 50 feet from a washed out embankment Early today injuring two people. To install seat belts Detroit up a the nation s five major Auto manufacturers will build their 1962 motor vehicles with installation aides for safety seat belts As Standard equipment. Wins settlement new York up mrs. Marjorie Steele Hartford won an uncontested divorce Friday from Multi millionaire a amp p heir Huntington Hartford and with it a reported settlement of approximately $2.5 million. I mental Center elects Rupp All directors were re elected and officers were named at the annual meeting of the Maumee Valley guidance Center Board in the clinic office 201 Bassard drive. Friday evening. Commissioner Nelson Rupp Filton county was elected president succeeding Arthur j. Kalita. Defiance who was named vice president. The Rev. John Wesley Seay Defiance wet reelected Secretary and county commissioner Grant Brown. Williams county was re elected treasurer. Other Board members arc common pleas judge Dan Batt Defiance commissioner Daniel f. Ryan Defiance or. John f. Cullen Defiance commissioner Peter Johnston. Henry county commissioner Burd Davis Paulding county. Snowfall delays two defendants two defendants called the City police station this morning to report that they would be late or unable to be present in municipal court on traffic charges. One Man a ailed from near Indianapolis. And advised that the Road was practically closed he cause of a had snowstorm. The other Man said that he was slowed by heavy Snow in the Angola ind., area and also might not reach court by noon. Judge Robert r Brown and mrs. Margaret Rex. Municipal court clerk said that a mixture of rain and Snow was falling when they left Hicksville. It was ruining Here. Answer fire Call City firemen were called to 515 fifth St. At 4 43 . When the 1948 Packard of Glenn Boyd backfired. They report no fire resulted. No attempt made by in to halt rebels speculate Deal made Between Lumumba s successor Mobutu bulletin Leopold Ville Congo up i a the Central Congo government gave the United nations six hours today to Clear a flu mum bist rebels out of Lulu Bourg saving if it failed to do so the governments own forces would tackle the Job in an All out fight. Leopold Ville the Congo up a about 300 troops Loyal to the late Patrice Lumumba captured Lulu Bourg in Kasai province without firing a shot it was reported today. Reliable sources said troops from the Lulu Bourg Garrison sent to intercept the Lumumba men who were advancing from their stronghold in Stanleyville joined them in their March on the j City. A Force of about 1.000 ghanaian u. N. Troops sent to prevent fighting Between rival forces in the Lulu Bourg area reported the Lumumba is Advance on the City but made no attempt to Stop it. Col. Joko assigned by Agen. Joseph Mobutu to command the Lulu Bourg Garrison was reported to have taken Refuge with . Forces in the City. Move with Speed the Lumumba forces were believed to have covered the 500 Miles from Stanleyville in about five Days an amazing drive Over rough Congo Back roads in tile Rainy season. Observers Here were puzzled by Lumumba is Gen. Victor Gundula s weakening of the Stanleyville Garrison at a time when Mobutu had been reported heading a Force of 2,000 troops on the Border of Oriental province. Stanleyville is the capital of i Oriental. Some observers speculated that the Advance on Lulu Bourg May have been the result of some kind of a Deal Between Mobutu and Gundula. The two men recently had been reported in Contact. Troops from Stanleyville stronghold of Lumumba s political successors have been edging in on Kasai for some time. Last month they were reported at Katako Kobe in Northeast Kasai and Sintery in the Eastern part of the province. Tribal chieftains at various Points in the troubled Congo were lining up with Premier Joseph Ileo s a to Goldville government. In Independent Katanga province a Balubar tribal Leader named Jason Send we proclaimed Friday it he formation of a a Semi autonomous Lua Laba state Loyal to the Bleo regime. Send we s Lua Laba state has no connection with the territory of the same name established last month by Lumumba men. Nor Are its Borders the same appointment of assessors announced by auditor appointment of township accessory to assist in the preparation of personal property tax returns was announced today by county auditor Allen d. Elliott in addition to the assessors in the several townships personnel in the auditors office will assist City taxpayers and those in Hicksville and Hicksville to. May Call at the of town Hall daily Between 9 a. In. And 4 p. In. During april to prepare or file returns Elliott said. 3,200 to file Delaware Leroy Kretzer Farmers Delbert Bok and Elton Wilson. Highland Melvin Hoellrich and Ralph Schafer. Mark Roger Zeedyk and Edy in Fogle. Milford Donald Foust and Don Maier. Noble William Bergman and Between 3,000 and 3,200 persons Leslie Sanders. Ire expected to file returns be Richland a Ned Dunbar North Ween now and the filing deadline and Leslie Sanders South. April 30. He estimated. Tiffin Donna Bell Sigg and vie following Are the township As Schriner. A lessors Washington mrs. Cleora car Adams Frank Lenhart a id Vav ii ver. In or bet Ore april 30 ail Indi. Page 6. Column i please a Iam Wachtman. Defiance mrs. Pauline Osmon

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