Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - October 14, 1964, Dover, Ohio
Veteran Selective Service Board Staff Charts Induction Course
By Norm Singleton Daily Reporter Staff Writer
If your date of birth falls between Jan. I, 1943, and Jan. I, 1944, you have already taken a pre-induction physical, and are registered with Tuscarawas County Local Board 118,
chances are better than 2 to I that you will be receiving through the mail sometime within the next 12 months something, not like this: “Greetings:
Your friends and neighbors have met together.............”
But like this:
You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States, and to report at.........................”
The former, a one-time standing joke among eligibles, was
seen by a lot of local men during World War II, and it really wasn’t funny.
Neither is the business of the Selective Service people serving the county from their office in Uhrichsville. Believe it or not, they don’t toss your name into
a hat, pick it out from among others and issue the longawaited and hated “greetings.” A trip to the board’s offices, located in the Morgan-Beck Building, this week, revealed that while its staff is being paid by the government, ifs
really working for you, the prospective inductee.
As Mrs. Roger Duggan, employed by the Selective Service in Uhrichsville since October, 1940, puts it: “The board goes from the bottom up.” She along with Mrs. Floyd Andreatta, a
15-year veteran of the office, handle the clerical duties.
The bottom in this instance
is Class V-A, a registrant over the age of liability for military
From that point the board — See SELECTIVE, Page 7
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Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Wednesday, October 14, 1964
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Boy, 10, Saves 5 In Fire
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -When spunky 10-year-old Edward McNeil saw smoke and fire curling through his home, he ran quickly for help, as his mother had told him. Then he returned to rescue his five younger brothers and sisters, as Instinct told him.
The six children were alone Tuesday night in their small, one-story cottage, and one of them, 2-year-old Junior, was playing with matches.
Spotting flames, Edward dashed to the home of George Palko across the street and told the neighbor: “My house is on fire, mister, call the fire department.”
But he didn’t wait for help as the flames spread. By the time firemen arrived to find the house completely engulfed by fire. Edward had carried or led the children to safety.
W’as Edward scared? “Uh huh.” he replied.
The children, meanwhile, were put up at the Alleban Hotel.
Firemen were collecting clothing for the youngsters, who are Negroes.
Nobel Nod For King
KEEPING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT. Mrs. Roger Duggan, clerk of the Tuscarawas County Selective Service Board with offices located at Uhrichsville, is shown at one of the many files necessary to maintain the top-rated office. The board's operation is reviewed in a story which starts elsewhere on this page.
Isbell Strikes Cuba Province
MIAMI, Fla. (AP) cane Isbell struck
Hum-j wind, rain and tide in savage j westernmost province, blow at Cuba’s Pinar del Rio! Only one death, a child, was Province, drove thousands of mentioned in broadcasts moni-Cuban families from their tored in Miami, but they indihomes, and roared on today to- cated that Isbell may have fin-ward the Florida Keys and the ished a job started by Hurri-U.S. mainland. I cane Hilda in August — destruc-
Havana Radio said houses lion of Cuba’s second biggest and buildings collapsed under money crop, tobacco, the battering of 100-mile-an-hour Havana itself, the radio said,
Noted County Business, Civic Leader, ll, Dies
Walter G. Smutz, 72, promi-nant retired New Philadelphia businessman, and widely-known church and civic leader, died last night in his home at 452 N. Broadway following an 8-
Born near Dover, he was a son of the late Charles and Jennie Stocksdale Smutz and was a life resident of the area. He operated the Smutz Food and Meat Market on W. High Ave. for more than 40 years.
He was married to the former Eva Overholt, who survives. Following his retirement from business, he retained his position as a director of the Ohio Savings and Trust Co. and pursued a hobby of growing roses and garden flowers.
He was a member of New Philadelphia Elks and Kiwanis and served in many capacities for the First Methodist Church, Including membership on the Of fidal Board, the board of trustees, assistant Sunday School superintendent and head usher. He was a member - of the Men’s
See NOTED, Page IO
9 Bands Slated For Halloween Parade Od. 28
Nine bands have been confirmed for the 43rd annual Dover Halloween parade scheduled Oct. 28 at Miracle Lane Plaza, Chairman Lee Bierie announced today.
Providing the music will be bands from Dover, New Philadelphia, Gnadenhutten, Stras-“will be battered by howling burg, Conotton Valley, Port winds and torrential rains” be-1 Washington, Midvale and Tus-fore the hurricane is through j carawas Valley. The Al Koran
Trum Drums also will march.
The fire siren will signal the start of the parade at 8 p.m. Marchers and floats will begin forming at 7 on Shafer Ave. under the guidance of Dale Swinderman, parade marshal.
Severl more float entries have been received by Bierie. Theme for this year’s parade is “Our American Heritage.” Anyone still desiring to enter a float should eau 6-1185 or 3-1592 by Oct. 24.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the best over all float, the top 3 in organizational and busi
The Miami Weather Bureau said the storm’s eye would pass through the 70-mile stretch of water between Key West and the Dry Tortugas.
Gathering constantly greater See ISBELL, Page 9
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Reeves Takes Out Building Permit For Big Project
Reeves Steel and Mfg. Co., a division of Empire-Reeves, yesterday was issued a building permit for an addition to the present structure that wiU cost approximately $650,000.
Included in the project are a 60 x 180 galvanizing building, 40 x 80 laboratory, 70 x 380 coil storage area and a 25 x 570 motor room.
The addition is part of a $3-million-plus expansion program slated completion in 1965 at Reeves.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Georgia-born Negro who became a civil rights crusader in the United States.
“Martin Luther King has consistently asserted the principle of nonviolence,” the Oslo Nobel Institute said in its statement announcing the award.
King, son of an Atlanta Baptist minister and himself an ordained minister, provided his fellow Negroes with a powerful new weapon molded and shaped from the teachings of India’s Mahatma Gandhi in the fight for Negro civil rights.
King’s award, rumored for months, will amount to 273,000 Swedish kroner — $53,123 —this year. The cash prize and the Nobel gold medal and diploma will be handed to King at ceremonies in Oslo Dec. IO.
King was bom in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929 and went to the Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pa. He took his doctor's degree in theology at Boston University and served later as a Baptist minister.
In 1955 he was chosen to lead the Negro boycott of the Mont gomery, Ala., city buses. Since then he has served as a leader in the Negro fight for civil rights, as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Con ference.
King was made “Man of the Year” by Time magazine in 1963 and this year was made an honorary doctor at Yale Uni versity and was awarded the John F. Kennedy Prize by the Catholic Council for Coopera
tion Between the Races in Chicago.
He was the 12th American to be awarded the peace prize In addition, the American Friends Service Committee got it once.
The prize was awarded by the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Storting (Parliament).
Chairman of the committee is director Gunnar Jahn. Vice chairman is Dean G. Natvig Pedersen.
Oslo 2nd add peace prize
See NOBEL PRIZE, Page 2
See BANDS, Page 9
One thing worse than making a mistake is discovering you’re so unimportant nobody noticed it.
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Interstate ll Opened Today
Motorists shortly after 2 p.m. today officially began using the Dover bypass portion of Interstate 77, just west of Dover.
The opening followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by Gov. James Rhodes and other state and local officials.
The 8-mile stretch of 4-lane superhighway runs from W. High Ave. Ext., just west of New Philadelphia to Route 21, just south of Strasburg.
Max Krantz of Dover, a member of the Marietta to Cleveland IS 77 Assn., was master of ceremonies, introducing Rhodes and other dignitaries.
REIGN SATURDAY NIGHT. Ann Dreher (front center) will be crowned Queen
during ceremonies at St. Joseph's Homecoming game Saturday night against Mf. Vernon St. Vincent's in Crater Stadium. Class attendants include: Mary Ellen Semple (front left), junior; Ann Warther (front right), senior; June Zurcher (back left), freshman; Carol Seymore (back right), sophomore. The quintet will reign during an after-game dance sponsored by the junior class. Parents of the royal figures are: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dreher of 1114 N. Wooster Ave., Dover; Mr. and Mrs. Don Warther of 230 W. 9th St., Dover; Mr. and Mrs. James Sample of 218 5th St. NW, New Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Seymore of 901 N. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zurcher of 1822 Pleasant Valley Road, New Philadelphia. _______
Raid Uncovers LBJ Death Plot
BULLETIN CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) — Authorities, after a night of probing, said late this morning they believe the owners are innocent of any play to harm President Johnson.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) — Officers quizzed today an
Oversight 'Crocks' Moonshine Counts
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Charges against 2 alleged moonshiners were dismissed in Northern District County Court this morning after Assistant Prosecutor James Thomas failed to prove the offense occurred in Sandy Township, Tuscarawas County.
The apparent oversight by Thomas left Judge Charles Eckert no alternative but to throw out the cases against Mrs. Della Grant, 31, of Massillon and Pete Grant, 20, of Alliance.
They were arrested after a Sheriff Department raid Sept. 18 on an RD I, Mineral City home. Both had pleaded innocent.
Ironically, Mrs. Fredricka Grant, 57, of the Mineral City address would have gone free also because of the “venue” oversight, but the woman, shortly before the hearing began, changed her plea to “no contest.”
LOCAL CAST HAS BRILLIANT OPENING
’My Fair Lady Is Little Theatre Gem
She is expected to be sentenced this afternoon by Judge Eckert for illegally manufacturing and possessing moonshine and malt liquor.
“I hope they (the public) don’t blame us,” Chief Deputy John Barlock said after the cases were dismissed. Barlock, along with 2 other deputies, Loren Vasbinder and Gene Lyon, found the still and also several pieces of furniture allegedly stolen from a nearby home.
Thomas admitted afterward that the venue was not brought into his presentation of evidence and took full blame for the “slip.”
The only location that was mentioned was “RD I, Mineral City.” Barlock, while testifying, however, did say the “old Finley Farm.”
The oversight was brought to the jurist’s attention after Thomas said “the state rests its case.”
Defense Counsel Simon Car-pino of Steubenville, after Thomas’s closing, made the motion, asking for direct dis-See ‘CROCKS’, Page 2
exconvict plumber, at whose home they seized guns and Nazi flags, about a reported plot to kill President Johnson here Sunday.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Julius Schmidt, 29, at his Corpus Christi home Tuesday night and took Jerry Bird, 27, of Ca-lallen, Tex., into custody here several hours later.
They said both men would be charged with violating the National Firearms Act.
Word from informers about guns being collected in this city on the lower Texas coast prompted simultaneous raids on the home of Schmidt and that of his mother, Nueces County Sheriff Johnnie Mitchell said.
Informers reported there was “a lot of loose talk about assassinating the President” and quoted unnamed individuals as saying they would try to obtain guns from Schmidt, Mitchell said.
After questioning Schmidt for more than three hours, the sher- j iff said he at first doubted there was a plot on the life of President Johnson.
“Now that we have looked into it,” Mitchell said, “there might be something to it. However, a plot has not yet been uncovered.
“I plan to arrest two more people.”
The sheriff said Schmidt ad-
See PLOT, Page 9
By Kay Williams Daily Reporter Staff Writer No theatergoer could ask for more than a classic story, bolstered by beautiful music and skillfully presented by an outstanding cast.
All these were in store for last night’s audience at the opening performance of “My Fair Lady” in the Little Theatre building.
“My Fair Lady” is a gem, and its brilliance was not in the least diminished by the local performance.
Excellently-directed performers led the audience through one beautiful, vibrant scene after another in the trials of Eliza Doolittle and her professor, injecting freshness and new appeal into a familiar story.
As a musical, unique distinction a bad song in the entire show. And each one was enhanced by one of the finest collections of voices ever assembled on the Little Theatre stage and excel-
it offers a lent accompaniment, there is not
The “Lady” herself, Iona Croft, nearly excelled her past performances in her presentation of the cockney flower girl-turned polished lady. The leng-
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thy fifth scene of the first act, which begins with the itchy entrance of Eliza’s father (Leon Chamberlain) and ends with her triumph over environmental phonetics, could almost stand by itself as an indication of the show’s quality and polish.
When Eliza, moved by the first show of tenderness from her taskmaster, makes her breakthrough, the audience was almost audibly cheering for her.
Accomplished as she is, Miss Craft could not have carried the scene alone, and she didn’t have to.
Drew Babin, with 2 smaller Little Theatre characterizations behind him, ascended to a higher category as the complex and See LITTLE THEATRE Page 9
Dover Driver Loses License
Jerry L. Graber, 22, of RD 3, Dover, lost his driving privileges for 6 months today after appearing in Northern District County Court on a habitual traffic violation charge.
The man, according to records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles had accumulated 12 points for violations, consisting of driving while intoxicated, 2 speeding, no operator’s license and ignoring a stop sign charge.
Judge Charles Eckert permitted the man to drive to and from work.
Filed In Crash
Francis B. Mansill of RD I, Sherrodsville, has filed a $50,-800 damage suit for injuries received in a traffic accident on Oct. 17, 1962.
Mansill claims, in his petition filed in Common Pleas Court, that William E. Murphy of RD I, Newcomerstown, was at fault when his auto crossed the center of the road and struck Man-sill’s car headon on County Road 6, east of Route 21.
Mansill states he was “seriously crippled” by injuries to his back, and the aggravation of an arthritic condition. He has been advised that his disability is probably permanent.
The damage claim involves $463 for loss of auto and $237 in medical and hospital expenses.
Gnadenhutten Fire Causes Plant Damage
GNADENHUTTEN — A short in an electric-static paint system was blamed for fire at Tusco Mfg. Co. here, last night, according to plant manager Bill Stocker. Damage was set at between $2,500 and $3,000.
Stocker said the fire was confined to the paint room and that the department would be out of operation about 3 days. Minor damage was reported to the building.
Village volunteer firemen were called to the plant at 8:05. Port Washington, Tuscarawas and Uhrichsville units arrived later.
Fire Chief Donald Ridgeway See FIRE, Page 2
Young's Copter Campaign Set
Giving a modern twist to the traditional “whistle stop” campaign, Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Stephen M. Young will arrive in New Philadelphia Thursday on helicopter “whirly-stop.”
The senator will be met at the New Philadelphia Municipal Airport by a motorcade of county Democrats. He will speak briefly at a political rally at the Courthouse at 2:15, devoting a portion of his time to answering questions.
The motorcade will then go to Uhrichsville for a ribbon-cutting at Democrat headquarters on Main St. Following a brief stop at the Post Office and a press conference, Young will return to the airport for the trip to Newark.
The 14-hour campaign day will begin with a 7 a.m. takeoff at Cleveland Hopkins Airport and will include similar stops at East Liverpool, Steubenville, Bellaire and Cambridge.
Friday’s schedule will include a breakfast meeting in Zanesville and a trip to Cincinnati to meet President Johnson for his appearance there. He will return to Cleveland Friday night.
| Fire Runs I
Uhrichsville — Yesterday at 5:16 p.m. to RD I, Dennison, hillside to extinguish grass fire caused by a cigaret apparently thrown from an auto. No damage was reported.