Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - August 24, 1964, Dover, Ohio
Father Takes 4 Children On Apparent Dea th Ride
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP)—A coroner sought to determine today why a recently divorced father and his four young children lost their lives in a one-car smashup described as one of the worst In this northern Ohio area.
The accident occurred Sunday as the 26-year-old father was taking the children, ranging in age from two to seven, to a store to buy them toys. He had taken | them for a ride each Sunday afternoon since obtaining his divorce three weeks ago.
The southbound convertible in Which the victims were riding!
veered off a straightaway stretch on Ohio 58 six miles west of Elyria. It rolled off the berm and went 91 feet before slamming into a concrete abutment supporting a railroad overpass.
Dragged dead from the twisted wreckage in which the front of the car was pushed nearly flush with the windshield were Ronald Pandy, of Lorain, and his children. Debbie. 7. Daniel. 5, David, 4. and Dennis. 2.
Gloria Dandy, 24, mother of the dead children, learned of the tragedy shortly after returning from an overnight trip to
Pennsylvania with friends.
Coroner Paul J. Kopsch said an autopsy may show if Pandy suffered a heart attack or some other injury which caused him to lose control of his car.
The coroner said a note found on the father’s body and addressed to his ex-wife indicated he was despondent over his recent marital problems.
Deputy Sheriff Ronald Broth-erton said Pandy’s car was traveling about 60 miles an hour, the legal limit, and there was no evidence that he tried to apply his brakes.
South Viet Nam Mobs Unleash Worst Rioting Since Last Summer
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By MALCOLM VV. BROHM:
SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—Youthful mobs in Saigon, Hue and Da Nang sacked and burned buildings today in the worst outbreak of organized rioting in South Viet Nam since last summer.
Several hundred students supporting the government sacked and burned the Student Union building in Saigon in a counter-! demonstration.
In Da Nang. South Viet Nam’s second largest city, more than 1,000 howling youths stoned a U.S. enlisted men’s barracks as antigovernment demonstrations took an increasingly anti-Ameri
A grenade exploded .it the height of the riot, seriously injuring three demonstrators. There were no American casualties. Another blast a short time later killed a woman.
The .'JO or more Americans in the barracks fired shots into the air to scare off the demonstrators as rocks smashed windows.
The mob then attacked a nearby Roman Catholic village and set a house afire. Villagers moved out of their houses to defend themselves while their women carried children and belongings to a waterfront flier.
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Atter the fire. mob leaders called for a withdrawal. Rut some rioters slipped back into the village and set two more houses aflame.
Knottier grenade exploded as the rioters pulled back \ maid working at the enlisted man’s barracks was wounded and died soon afterwards.
More Americans are stationed in Da Nang, on the South China Sea, than anywhere else in country, except Saigon.
An in tfie earlier disorders, police stood by without interfering. Firemen doused the flames before they could vs reek the
building Un the interior was ruined
Rhanh ordered authorities not to tangle with the rioters “in the hope that public opinion will separate the extremists from the others,” a government spokesman said.
Kbarih was expected to address the nation by radio today and appeal for national unity in face of the Communist threat.
•Student and Buddhist opposition has swelled in the past week since Khanh’s military junta elevated him from premier to president and promulgated a constitution giving Khanh extraordinary powers in a national emergency.
The students are demanding a popularly elected civilian government Khanh told them in a direct confrontation Saturday that popular elections couldn't be held until the Viet Cong has been defeated.
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Auction At Sugarcreek 'Picketed
300 NFO Members Present: Sale Set
Local members of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) stop a farmer before he enters the Sugarcreek Livestock Auction barn to unload his livestock for the market. Nearly 300 NFO farmers were present this morning in effort to close down the auction barn.
Crago Receives J-fo-20 Sentence
James Moses Crago was sentenced from I to 20 years in the Ohio Penitentiary today by Common Pleas Judge J. H. La rn neck.
Crago, 29. of RD 2. Dover, had been found guilty Aug. ll of first-degree manslaughter after a 7-day jury trial.
He had been indicted on a second-degree murder charge following the March 28 hammer slaying of Milton Swinger. 27. also of RD 2. Dover Before sentencing, the convicted man’s counsel. James Barn-house and Clair Hoffman, pleaded for leniency, even to the point of asking for probation lither than a prison term.
Farmhouse prefaced his remarks, saying: “I have the fending that no matter whether I talk for IJH seconds or JO minutes, the court is pre-determin* ed as to what it will do.” Barnhouse admitted a fending of frustration throughout the trial, declaring he thought the case had been needlessly drawn out and had been “blown out of proportion publicity-wise.”
The attomy pointed out that both he and Hoffman had not entered the case by personal de
sire, but by court appointment.
Ile added that the jur>. by ifs
decision, ruled out any evil intent or maliciousness on Cra-go’s part in killing his friend and neighbor.
(Crago had pleaded self-defense at the trial, testifying that Swinger, in a drunken state, had attacked him before he struck his victim with a sledge hammer )
"Possibly, except for the grace of God. there go I,” Barn-
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Street, Tennis Court Sealing Is Underway
Dover Service Director ll. S. Ream said today that Tremont St., from 13th to 14th Sts., is being sealed this week with "Slurry-Coat." The $900 job is being done by Calac Co. of Canton.
Farmers entering the Sugarcreek Livestock bam this morning were confronted by this sign. NFO members tried to halt the sale operations.
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Police Academy Has Girl, 300 Males In Training
By THOMAS J. MOOKE
CHICAGO (AP) — Coeds who are wont to calculate the male-to-female ratio might envy Virginia Kakocinski's situation: 300 to I and she’s the one.
But the subjects she studies are a far cry from the usual coed fare — jujitsu, narcotics, criminal law and pistol shooting.
Miss Rakocinski, 24. of suburban Evanston, is enrolled iii the Chicago police training division’s 13-week course with 300 men.
The attractive brunette is the first woman to go through the course with men.
Female trainees usually attend the school in a separate class. This time Miss Rakocin-i ski was the only girl candidate1 and it was judged impractical to'
set up a special class for her.
Despite the ratio, she hasn’t been dating.
“I’m here to study.” she said, “besides, don’t forget many of the men are married.”
Miss Rakocinski, a shapely 5-foot-5, 120-pounder, said she decided to become a policewoman “because I wanted to do something very different and challenging.”
She already has met one challenge: she topped 42 applicants to win a policewoman’s job on the Skokie police department. Skokie is a suburb served by the Chicago police training school.
A graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago, with a degree in chemistry. Miss Rakocinski quit a job in the radioactive research department of a Skokie pharmaceutical firm.
Approximately 300 members of the National Farmers Organization staged a “peaceful” protest at the Sugarcreek Livestock Auction barn this morning in an effort to keep cattle, hogs and sheep from the market as part of a nationwide NFO holding action.
The' fanners used "friendly persuasion” to keep the livestock off the market. About IO to 15 farmers, not in agreement with the NFO members, however unloaded their livestock.
The farmers, all from Tuscarawas. Belmont and Coshocton counties, gathered early this morning and are expected to remain there throughout the day and late afternoon.
At 10:30. as more and more farmers began to take part in the protest, Marshal Robert Huprich of .Sugarcreek summoned the State Patrol and Sheriff A. J. Young and 3 deputies to assist in handling the crowd.
Sheriff Young said he will remain on the scene only to serve the people and make sure there is “law and order.”
Llo>d .Mishler, manager of the Sugarcreek Auction barn, said that there would be a sale this afternoon since those fanners who are not in sympathy with the NFO holding action “have the right to sell and market their livestock.”
Several NFO members remarked: “We want fair costs of production and a reasonable profit from our livestock. In the last 5 years, we have been living off depreciation. The meat
Dover Radar Unit Slows 7 Speeders
Dover police had their recently-purchased radar speed-check unit in action over the weekend. making 7 arrests on the Boulevard and N. Wooster Ave.
Cited for violating the 25 mile-per-hour limit in the Union Hospital zone were: Frederick L. lonno, 23. of 1348 4th St. NW. New Philadelphia: Danny A. Judy, IS. 149 1st St., Strasburg: Jefferson M. Hooper. 19, of Brownsville. Tenn.. and Lawrence J. Kopp. 28. of Midvale.
Charged with violation of a 35 mile-per-hour ordinance on NL Wooster Ave. were: James D. Sampsel, 27, of Wooster: Wayne K. Fair, 21. of RD I. Ashland, and David L. Newhouse. 50. of RI) I. Elkview, W. Va.
Sampsel posted a $26.20 bond for traveling 65 miles-per-hour while others posing appearance bonds were: Fair and Hooper, $11.20 each and Newhouse. $14 20. The remainder will appear before Mayor C. LeMoyne Luthv.
packers are getting rich and that’s why we must keep the ; stock off the market.”
One farmer said: “In 1947. the price of hogs was 29.75 cents a hundred weight and 2 weeks ago the price was 15 cents for just about the same type of livestock.”
“Living expenses are going up and the farmers’ prices are decreasing.” another Tuscarawas County farmer added.
“We want a contract calling for about 33.45 cents which is the top price for prime beef and then the rest of the livestock
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Wilmot Area Crash Claims |Youth's Life
WILMOT—A 17-year-old Rittman boy was killed and 4 persons were slightly injured in a one-car crash just south of here I at 9:25 last night.
John Dawson, a passenger in the auto, was dead on arrival at Massillon City Hospital. Treated and dismissed were Mrs. Edward Hoi linger, 20, of Rittman, driver of the car. Joshua Brown, 15, and Nathan Hollinger, 2. of Rittman, and Martha Hollinger, 17. of Beach City.
Massillon State Patrol said the eastbound auto went off the left side of the road, through a guardrail, and struck a telephone pole. The accident is still under investigation.
LEADING CONTENDER FOR VEEP. A confident Sen. Huber! Humphrey <D-Minn) is greeted by admirers as he arrives at his hotel in Atlantic City. While President Johnson told a group of governors that he will hold off until perhaps the last minute before naming hi* choice as a running mate, reports persisted that he has selected the Minnesota Senator for the position.
Cancer Unit Meets
The American Cancer Society of Tuscarawas County will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p m. (slow time) in the Union Hospital auditorium. President Harry Mee.se w ill be in charge.
LBJ Roundup' Near Debut Veep Choice Still Question
Renewal Levy Asked
Dover Township Trustees have filed a resolution in the County Board of Elections Office asking that a renewal of a five-tenths-mill levy for fire protection for a 3-year period be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. The resolution, approved by t h e trustees on Aug. 15, was signed by Clerk Donald O. Walliek and filed with the board last Saturday, Clerk Victor Turner said today.
ATLANTIC CITY. N J. (AP) — The big LBJ roundup — the 1964 Democratic convention — opens tonight with President JJohnson trying to herd it away from bruising North-South clashes.
The President, his own nomination to be a noisy formality Wednesday night, concentrated his efforts on keeping his ranks intact for November and thus was calling practically all the signals from Washington.
One signal he hasn’t called, his choice of a running mate, but half a dozen hands were ready to jump at the ring. Still the most often mentioned number was that of the party’s Senate whip, Hubert ii Humphrey of Minnesota.
The day broke bright and
Council Group To Meet Tuesday On Safety Issues
Dover City Council’s safety committee will hold a special meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, reportedly to discuss a number of recent resignations iii the Police Department
Committee Chairman Russell Albaugh said today that it would be an open session, but said he understood it was only to discuss stop signs and street lights.
It was indicated by another source that the committee also would discuss 3 recent minor police car accidents.
Since May there have been 5 policemen and deskmen quit in the department, the most recent being Patrolman Larry R Schneiter, 27. whose resignation was effective Aug. 16. Others were Patrolman Dean Wassem, a 10-year man, and deskmen James Buncher, Greg llaglock and Robert Swinderman.
warm. Thousands of delegates, (alternates and their families mingled with sun-burned tourists along the stoned boardwalk, faced on all sides with stalls of carnival souvenirs of Johnson and the late President John F. Kennedy.
As the sun rose hundreds of red, white and blue bedecked volunteers for LBJ rallied on the ocean front to begin shaping lip for their convention duties.
Behind the honky tonk glitter the committees worked at shaping the convention and its platform into the broad harmony and unity design Johnson would like.
The word had gone down the line to avoid any explosive fight over a civil rights plank and to settle the controversy over the .seating of contested Alabama and Mississippi delegations in a manner calculated to give the least offense to Southerners and
Dems Pledge Fair CR Enforcement
B> EDMOND LEBRETON Associated Press VV riler
ATLANTIC (TTY (AP)— The Democratic Platform Committee approved a plank today pledging “fair. effective enforcement” of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The civil rights plank is included rn a section entitled * Democracy of Opportunity” and c o n d e in n s lawlessness “whether used to deny equal rights or to obtain equal rights.”
“We cannot and will not tolerate lawlessness,” the platform declares. "We can and will seek to eliminate its economic and social causes The lull Platform Committee met in executive sessions to pass on these recommendations, among others, from its executive panel.
\ppro\al as predicted although the full committee could make changes.Members on both sides of the civil rights dispute Sci* PLEDGE, Page ll
St. John's Selects Associate Pastor
2 Seek Deskman^ Job
Dover Police Chief Garrison G. Groli said he has received 2 applications for a deskman’s job, created by the recent resignation of Robert Swinderman. Groh said starting pay is $1.58 an hour. Kpplications are still being taken. i
In a special congregational meeting following yesterdays morning’s service of worship, Rev Richard Gordon of Canton was elected associate pastor of St. John’s United Church ol Christ.
Rev. Gordon. 38, will begin his ministry in Dover Sept I, or as soon thereafter as tic* can conclude his duties in Canton. He and Mrs Gordon and their 3 children, Miehal. Paul and Martha, will move to Dover as soon as they find a house Born in Johnstown. Pa., a son of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Gordon, he is a graudate of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Ga., and Wheaton College in Wheaton, 111. Ile* became a minister
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the Negro-dominated delegation demanding seats from Mississippi.
Late Sunday night, the platform writers reached preliminary agreement on a call for enforcement of the new Civil Rights Act and on condemnation of political extremist tactics.
The credentials committee, headed by former Gov. David L. Lawrence of Pennsylvania, lilied Mabama delegates would have to sign an oath of loyalty
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Convention Bill Of Fare
ATLANTIC CITY, N J. (AP) — Monday program of the Democratic National Convention:
Time uncertain — Platform committee releases plank dealing with domestic policy.
Convention convenes at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Invocation — The Most Rev. Celestine J. I)amiano
Address of welcome — Gov. Richard J. Hughes of New Jersey.
Flection of temporary officers of the convention.
“The People Speak” — Progress in domestic affairs (film).
Keynote address — Sen. John (). Pasture of Rhode Island
Report of committee on rules and order of business — Gov. Carl Sanders of Georgia.
Remarks by J. Albert House lr president of Young Democratic (Tubs.
Address by Davie Bruce Marth. winner of 1964 \merican Legion oratorical contest.
Report of credentials committee — Former Gov. David Lawrence of Pennsylvania.
Benediction — The Rev. Franklin Clark Fry
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