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Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - January 14, 1964, Dover, Ohio 'V ...Fruitless Countdown JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)-Air and surface vessels searched heavy seas 160 miles east of Jacksonville today for five persons forced to abandon a sinking schooner. The Coast Guard identified them as Mr. and Mrs. John Pelton, their two children, and Capt. Christopher de Grabow-ski, skipper of the schooner the Enchantress. Ages and addresses were un available as were the names of the children. The vessel left Charleston, S.C., Jan. IO for St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The last word from the 58-foot schooner was a distress message radioed Monday that water was knee-deep in the cabin and that the passengers and skipper jvere going over the side in two dinghies. All had life jackets. Navy and Coast Guard ships and planes searched for survivors all night and into today. Winds in the area were estimated at 35 to 40 knots with seas running 15 to 20 feet.'Temperatures dropped to near freezing. The first emergency call was intercepted by the Coast Guard at 4:08 p.m. Monday. "I am sinking rapidly,” the See COUNT, Page 5 WM '    '    Iff    11 The Torch' Moving It will be several days before The Daily Reporter will begin principal distribution by mail and other means of 'The Torch Is Passed," the Associated Press book containing the complete story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Meanwhile, anyone who has ordered the book, which also contains many photographs in black and white, and also in color, may pick it up at the business office counter between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Approximately 2,100 books were ordered by readers of The Daily Reporter. ...Tragedy Hits Hearts WHEATON, 111. (AP) - When an early-morning fire destroyed the William Rodgers home Friday, killing a son and daughter and injuring four other members of the family of nine, the tragedy touched the hearts of hundreds of persons. Many persons telephoned the College Church in Wheaton which the Rodgers family attended, asking:    “How can I help?” Rodgers, 46; his wife, Emily, 45; and their sons, James, 13, and Joel, 5, were in a hospital suffering from burns and cuts and frostbite suffered when they fled the blazing two-story home. His daughter, Cynthia, 17, and son, Robert, ll, were dead. The three other children were sheltered in the homes of friends. Rodgers is a free lance commercial artist. In addition to the deep personal tragedy, the fire meant the loss of the family home, its furnishings and the immediate means of support. Rodgers maintained an art studio in the home and he had lost all his working tools and some finished work. The offers of help included cash donations, home furnishings and four empty home* See TRAGEDY, Page 5 Don't Miss The Around The World News Capsules VOL. 60. NO. 15fc.    14    PAGES. HOME EDITION Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Tuesday, January 14, 1964 Serving Over 10,700 Families PHONE 4-2167 7 CENTSFritz Claims Philo Funds 'In Red Pressurized' Panama Demand Rejected By US By JOE MCGOWAN PANAMA (AP) — Negotiations between the United States and Panama were deadlocked today after the United States rejected a Panamanian demand that it promise to review the Panama Canal treaty as a condition for resuming relations. Diplomatic sources said the United States refused to make such "    (a    pledge under pressure. Becker Named Foreman For Jury Hearings Tom R. Becker of 457 N. Broadway, New Philadelphia, was appointed today aa foreman of the January Grand Jury by Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Rice. Fifteen of 20 charged by Judge Rice were selected for duty with another as alternate. Members will include Edna Flood of 923 Crater Ave. and Margaret Hanoi of 222 E. 13th St., both of Dover; Rita Yoris of 215 Fair Ave. NE, Gladys Kaiser of 130% 2nd St. NW, John Lawler of 324 4th St. NW, Dale Vogel of 1045 Union Ave. NW and Milton Lehman of 119 10th St. SW, all of New Philadelphia; Frances Welch of 504 N. Dawson St., Uhrichsville; Orlan H. Stocker of 711 S. River St. and Henry Rothenstein of 513 Mulvane St., both of Newcomerstown; Charlotte M. Widder of RD 2, Sugarcreek; Walter A. Limbacher of 203 4th St. SW, Strasburg; Mose L. Troyer of RD I, Baltic, and Martha Glauser of RD I, Gnadenhutten. Prosecuting Atty. Harlan Spies will submit 26 cases to the jurors who will return indictments or n<f bills. The group is scheduled to view the county jail Wednesday at I p.m. $100,000 Slated For County Work By Ohio Power Approximately $100,000 worth of improvements to transmission and distribution lines in the Dover-New Philadelphia, Dennison-Uhrichsville and the Sugarcreek area are slated for 1964, it was announced today by Ohio Power Co.’s district manager, Fred M. Zimmer. The improvements are a part of the company’s $31.5-million program of expanding and improving the facilities which provide electric service for 485,000 customers in 53 counties. Holmes Jury Convenes MILLERSBURG — Holmes County Grand Jury will convene Wednesday at 9 a.m. The peace committee of the Organization of American States scheduled another meeting today with the U.S. and Panamanian negotiators. The committee postponed its departure for Washington in an effort to help restore diplomatic relations. But Panamanian Foreign Minister Galileo Solis said his government would decide within 24 hours on a country to take over Panamanian affairs in Washington—the final step in severance of diplomatic relations. In Washington, the White House said the United States has an obligation to operate the Panama Canal “efficiently and securely” and “cannot allow the security of the Panama Canal to be imperiled.” “The United States continues to believe that when order is fully restored, it should be possible to have direct and candid discussions between the two Republican Cong. Don Clausen (left) wishes he were back in his balmy California instead of in the snow-laden capital. Clausen was lucky—he got his car going, but in Pittsburgh (right) those igloo-like cars aren't moving anywhere. WASHINGTON (AP)-Pana ma was reported today to have notified toe United States that it intends to go through with a complete break in diplomatic relations and is demanding withdrawal of U.S. diplomats. governments,” said the statement, issued after Assistant Secretary of State Thomas C. Mann returned from Panama and conferred with President Johnson for 2 hours and 20 minutes. There were no outbreaks of violence Monday, although anti-U.S. sentiment was still apparent. Signs reading “Avenue of the Martyrs” appeared on President Kennedy Avenue, the street dividing the Canal Zone from Panama City, where some of the fiercest rioting occurred last week. In Panama City, business houses reopened and American personnel returned to toe U.S. Embassy for the first time since they evacuated toe building Friday. U.S. military authorities at See REJECT DEMAND, Page S DAY BRIGHTENER Anyone who can smile when everything is going wrong isn’t doing much to remedy the situation.Street Crews Work To Clear Snow Mounds Snow removal operations in Dover and New Philadelphia continued today following winter’s weekend “blast” which dumped more than 8% inches of snow throughout Tuscarawas County. Removal of accumulated mounds on streets in downtown Dover will begin at 2 a-m. tomorrow, Service Director H. S. Ream said today. Sidewalk piles will be cleared Thursday. Mayor C. LeMoyne Luthy and Ream have issued orders to police that any cars parked in toe downtown area after 2 a.m. will be towed away so that plows and other equipment can proceed without delay. Ream also reported this morning that rubbish pickups will not be made until toe snow cleanup is completed. He said an announcement would be made as to resumption of schedule. New Philadelphia officials are looking ahead to toe future. Mayor Joe Pritz indicated today he is studying the possibil- See CREWS, Page 5 Snowstorms 17 Deaths Cause In Ohio By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weary road crews were gaining the upper hand today after a snowstorm that crippled highway traffic in many parts of Ohio and left at least 17 dead in its wake. Operators of snow plows, no longer hampered by high winds, were busy clearing snow drifts that crippled highway traffic in many areas. The snow drifted as high as six feet or more Monday. The nation’s death toll was at least 71. The storm - connected deaths in Youngstown rose to five Monday night. John Mulchay, 56, and Reginald Bashear, 69, both of Youngstown, died after shoveling their sidewalks, apparent-Planning Talks Are Postponed County Commissioners agreed today with the Regional Planning Commission to postpone the hearings scheduled Jan. 23 on toe proposed subdivision regulation. Commission chairman Richard Demuto said he would contact Carroll V. Hill & Associates of Columbus, the firm which drew up the proposed regulations, to see what date would be convenient for its representative to appear for hearings which will be held separately by the commission and commissioners. Commissioners said the main reason for postponing the hearing was because of a meeting with county trustees scheduled for the same date.Abel Brothers Plead Guilty Clarence Jr., 33, and Leroy Abel, 19, yesterday pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and grand larceny charges filed under informations before Common Pleas Court Judge Raymond Rice. Judge Rice deferred sentencing until a probation report is completed by Probation Officer Robert Moore. The pair was arrested by sheriff deputies last week in connection with numerous thefts in the Sandyville and Mineral City area. Doverites Lose Dog, Billfold George H. Lint of 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave. notified Dover police at 2:10 p.m. Monday that he had lost a small, long-haired, black dog with white paws. Lint’s telephone number is 7-2642. Sam Stover of 901 N. Wooster Ave. reported to police at 4:45 p.m. that he had lost a black leather billfold about noon which contains a Cambridge address. Stover’s telephone number is 2-2394. DOVER NAMES KSU REPRESENTATIVES School Board Committees Selected Standing committees and Dover’s representatives to the joard of trustees of the Tusca-*awas County Academic Center rf Kent State University were tamed at last night’s 4-hour Doter Board of Education meeting. By resolution, Mrs. Richard Mary) Hanhart, Keller Nixon md Dr. Fred Bay were renamed 0 the Center board. Mrs. Han-lart, a member of toe Center’s ideation committee, was gives 1 S-ytar term, Nixon, a member of the Center’s finance committee, 2 years, and Dr. Bay, one year. All had been appointed for a one-year term when toe Center went into operation 16 months ago. Hie trustees will hold its first reorganizational meeting Wednesday. Board President Dick Jennings named toe following 1964 committees, with chairmen listed first: Atty. Richard Hanhart and Joseph Robinson, athletics; Mrs. H. S. (Dorothy) Ream and Eugene Dessecker, curriculum; Robinson, Dessecker and Hanhart. finance; Robinson and Mrs. Ream, buildings and grounds. In other action the board: Accepted the resignation of Mrs. Robert Burkhart, secretary to the high school principal, effective Jan. 31. Approved attendance of Principals Glen Grub and Charles Wil son to toe Feb. 7-8 Ohio Elementary Principal’s conference at Columbus and Supt. Emmet Riley at the American Association of School Administrators at Atlantic City Feb. 15-19. Established a “service fund” of $500 to be used by the board or its representatives to promote the interests of the school system. Paid bills totaling $92,458 for See SCHOOL, Page I ly of heart attacks. Most of toe deaths connected with toe weather were from heart attacks or strokes from the effects of shoveling snow, which ranged in depth up to two feet, at Kirtland in Geauga County. Winds with gusts up to 50 miles an hour piled drifts as high as 20 feet in some areas. Hundreds of schools were closed Monday and a good number planned to remain shut today. Emergencies were declared 'in Sandusky, Lima, Wapokoneta, Celina, St. Marys, Kent, Tiffin, Wooster and other communities. Hundreds of travelers were stranded at plazas along the Ohio Turnpike after the storm hit late Sunday, but all were on their way to their destinations by Monday night. Othej- motorists had been forced to take refuge in private homes and farmhouses. Most major roads were passable by Monday night. The turnpike was reported in good condition from the Indiana line to toe Elyria interchange and a normal 70 m.p.h. limit was in effect for that stretch. A limit of 40 m.p.h. was in force from Elyria to toe Pennsylvania line. In that span, toe driving lane was reported clear and toe passing lane snow-covered. Twelve inches of new snow was reported at Youngstown, eleven at Marietta and Kenton, nine at Dayton, eight at Cleveland, seven at Columbus and Cincinnati, six at Zanesville and three at Toledo. In Cincinnati, officials said major streets had been cleared Monday night, but that many secondary streets were in bad condition. Police reported 178 traffic accidents had occurred in toe Queen City since the See SNOWSTORMS, Page Inj ■WeathervaneYESTERDAY High 20    Low    -I Elsewhere In U.S. High Low Pr. Albuquerque, clear 28    4 Chicago, cloudy ... 27 17 .02 Los Angeles, cloudy 64 47    .. Miami, cloudy ..... 68    48    .. New York, cloudy . 22 IO 1.25 Pittsburgh, clear ..16 -5    .. St. Louis, clear .... 25 -I .. San Fran., clear ... 54 46 .09 Washington, clear . 22 12 .23TODAY 7 a.m............... IO SNOW Last 24 Hours ... 1.5 Inch TOMORROW Sunrise ........... 7:48 Sunset ............ 5:22 High 25    Low    5 Forecast: Partly cloudy, not so cold.Council Told Bills Reveal $16,481 Owed New Philadelphia Council, in its first 1964 meeting last night, chose a new clerk, passed an emergency ordinance giving the city’s consent to construction of US Route 250 in the city, and heard Mayor Joe Pritz declare he lacked money to pay $16,481 worth of bills and had found 6 city funds had overdrawn their 1963 appropriations by $44,604. Pritz’s announcement on the poor condition of city funds did not surprise Council members. He had held a pre-meeting conference with the finance committee and most members seemed to have heard previously of the state of financial affairs. Pritz made his revelation after the auditor and treasurer monthly statements for December, 1963, had been read. “It’s not very pleasant for me to tell you,” the mayor declared, “that toe treasurer’s balance of $109,345 does not present the true picture,” A report Pritz had read to the council showed a total of $28,719 in unpaid bills due. Largest items were: street department, $3,879; public service department, $3,-717; water, $5,769; police, fire, street radio $5,900, and payroll, $6,468. The water and payroll bills, Pritz stated, were solvent, leaving $16,481 to be paid. “Those bills will be paid,” the mayor assured Council, “but it will just mean that much less money with which we will have to operate.” Pritz said he had met with County Auditor Donald Kinsey Monday morning to seek increased funds. Kinsey said he could not provide any and advised toe mayor to draw against the funds to be provided under the 1964 budget to meet expenses. The 6 city department funds which, according to Pritz, show an overdraft in their 1963 appropriations are: street department $27,824; health $1,140; fire $1,920; sewerage revenue $4,192; cemeteries $2,368, and disposal plant, $7,157. Five other operational funds See PEILA COUNCIL, Page I Mineral City Clerk Named By Mrs. Curtis Jones Dally Reporter Correspondent MINERAL CITY — Village Council met briefly last night and confirmed toe appointment of James Moore as village clerk as recommended by Mayor Ver-lin (Lee) Hankinson. Mayor Hankinson, who showed up at the meeting despite “being under the weather,” will make his committee appointments at the Jan. 27 meeting. Ben McNutt was hired as village maintenance man and Mrs. McNutt was named as the school patrolman. Among items discussed were the budget appropriation for 1964 and filling the vacant village treasurer’s post. No decision was made on toe proposed special deputy for toe village and Sandy Township. A few members expressed an opinion that without the fines, which would go into Northern District Court instead of toe village coffers, the mutual law enforcement pact would be too costly to toe village. Action on obtaining a sewage permit also is expected at the next meeting. Tom Crilley, council member who beearn* a new father recently, was net present Croniser's Statements Stir Huston By Virginia Addison Daily Reporter Staff Writer DENNISON — Mayor Donald G. Huston today issued a “look who is calling the kettle black” statement in which he suggested Mayor Robert Croniser of Uhrichsville “clean up his own backyard” in respect to statements made concerning his city’s financial support of the Twin City Water Department. In replying to Mayor Croni-ser’s remarks, Huston issued the following statement: “In regards to the statements made by Mayor Croniser Jan. IO, 1964, I would like to make public the following facts: “Bonds on the water plant are paid on a 50-50 basis, divided equally between Dennison and Uhrichsville. Mr. Croniser states that there are more consumers in Uhrichsville and they contribute more to the funds used for paying off bonds. What he evidently cannot comprehend is the fact that, the more people paying in Uhrichsville is toe more people using water in Uhrichsville, therefore they are not paying for a thing they are not get-See CRONISER, Page 2Unpaid Bills Nothing New, Hummell Says Former City Auditor Roland Hummell of New Philadelphia said this morning that the reported deficit in city funds wai caused by 2 factors, his error and a drop in anticipated funds. Hummell, who admitted that his failure to pick up the June and August expenditures of the Street Department resulted in an overdraft which was not discovered until the December balance was prepared. He added, however that attempts to over-emphasize the deficits would smack of political smearing. He added that unpaid bills at the end of the year have been carried over by the city in years past and that it is usually a routine matter to transfer funds within the financial setup to cover any overdrawn accounts. A check with the County Auditor’s office indicated the following: The City was certified $212,500 in real and personal property taxes for 1963 by toe County See HUMMELL, Page 8 Commissioners Examine Proposal For University County Commissioners met this morning in a preliminary discussion with State Rep. Jess Dempster of Uhrichsville, Cecil Magoni of Wainwright, AFL-CIO representative, and Regional Planning Commissioners headed by Fred Zimmer of the Ohio Power Co. concerning possible financing of a branch university ii News Briefs I I    i ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled today that a $3.06 million libel judgment won by Wally Butts was excessive and unless the former Georgia football coach agrees to take less, a new trial will be granted the Curtis Publishing Co. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis R. Morgan gives Butts a choice of taking $460,000 or having the case tried a second time. building in Tuscarawas County, Zimmer explained to the commissioners that Dempster, representing toe county labor forces, met with them last Friday to discuss his proposal and asked the RPC to recommend action to the county commissioners. Dempster said today he followed this procedure because he understood it was the legal way to do so. He lamented the fact the commissioners had no legal council with them for toe meeting. The state representative declared his main interest at the present was to get toe commissioners to place a one mill levy for IO years on next November’! ballot for a $1.5-million bond issue estimated as the cost of a building. Placing the levy on the ballot, Dempster explained would qualify the county for a $50,000 state study grant during 1965 to determine the practicality and costs of the university plans. See UNIVERSITY, Page I Mother Dies Of Fumes; Double Rites Arranged UHRICHSVILLE - Joint funeral services have been planned for Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Romig, 23, and her daughter, Rita Sue, 3, who died yesterday of carbon monoxide poisoning, reportedly caused by a defective flue that vents a gas heater in their home at 442 E. 5th St. The woman died at 10:30 last night, 12 hours after being admitted to Twin City Hospital. Her husband, who also was overcome by the fumes, was released from toe hospital today. The infant was dead yesterday morning when found by a grandmother, Mrs. Marie Maxwell of New Philadelphia. Services for the mother and daughter will be held at I p.m. Thursday in R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home with Rev. A. J. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Mrs. Romig’s parents were Harold Smith and toe late Min nie Kline Smith. Surviving besides her father and husband are 3 brothers, Robert of New Philadelphia, Harold of Tuscarawas and Donald of Louisville, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Marie Sellards of Strasburg. Fire Chief Robert King reported this morning that a hood on the chimney of the Romig home had not been installed properly and that only a small hole was provided for fumes to escape. 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