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Greensburg Daily News (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Greensburg, Indiana Greensburg daily news Southeastern Indiana is Foremost newspaper a 35 Cut it Greensburg ind. 47240 92ndyear a no. 124 no hands problems anticipated no problems Are anticipated in Decatur county when the human Chain of hands across America comes through sunday and local officials believe everything is going smoothly. Pat Callahan a hands across America Volunteer in town to work on the logistics said everything was going smoothly though people Are still needed to fill out the line. A we be got Ham radio operators about every mile to help locate people a he said. A a we la also use them in the event of an parking for the event is not posing any problems either he said. People Are encouraged to Park at the courthouse Square and the City and county parking lots located off the Square through town. When those fill up Callahan said Side streets could be used. Out in the county shoulder parking is permitted where the Road is wide enough. Where it is not Callahan again suggested off route roads. A we Are of course encouraging people to car Pool if possible a he said. Lester Gay Greensburg police chief said about eight officers were scheduled for duty that Day. He added traffic flow through most of the route should be Normal because the line will be at the Edge of the Road. Two areas the Lincoln and main Street intersection and where the line crosses the Indiana 3 bypass at . 421, pose minor problems. Main and Lincoln because the line will be on the North Side of the Road will require an officer to direct to traffic around the line. At the bypass crossing Gay said the human Chain would break Anda rope would be used. A a it a just too dangerous to string people out across the bypass a he said. Kevin Whipple Decatur county sheriffs Deputy said his department scheduled 16 people to work sunday. The sheriffs department has the line through the county mapped out and each Deputy is assigned a portion of the line to patrol. Jean Finley executive director for the local american red Cross chapter said she found enough first Aid volunteers to cover the line. One station each mile is what hands across America asked the local chapters to provide. Finley said she is providing 17 stations in the form of vans from the local chapter and chapters from Bloomington Columbus North Vernon and Louisville. In addition the National guard is providing three 400-gallon water trucks. The trucks will be used to fill 1,008 gallon jugs provided by Marsh supermarket in Greensburg. Finley said the jugs would be passed Down the line. Callahan said no donations were required to stand in line sunday. Ceremony to Honor t veterans Decatur county veterans take time monday to Honor their fallen comrades during a ceremony at the soldiers Circle in the South Park cemetery. Seventy eight veterans died since last years memorial Day service. Ralph Hettinger american legion Post 129 commander which is sponsoring the event said services begin at to . Sarah Newman american legion historian said 78 is the largest number of veterans to die during one year since she began keeping the records 40 years ago. About 50 veterans died during the previous year she said. Ten fought in world War i two were was and one was a prisoner of War. However Newman said most were from world warn. While memorial Day services in some communities have dwindled in interest Hettinger said a Large crowd is expected monday. Attendance is partially due to people visiting the cemetery he said but also because of the Large number which participates in the service. A a our a has been really tremendous a Hettinger said. The american legion will have about 50 people involved while about 20 from the vow Are expected. Auxiliaries from both groups could provide an additional 50 people. The Rev. Rand Hooten from the Burney Baptist Church will open services. He will be followed by Bill Hunter Greensburg City councilman who will give the address. Please see memorial Page criticism spurs reagans to join lapels project Washington up aides to president Reagan deny his last minute decision to join the a hands across american human Chain was prompted by stinging reaction to remarks he made about hunger earlier this week. Reagan issued two proclamations Friday designating National food Bank week and hands across America Day and announced that he his family and hundreds of staffers will join millions of americans in the drive to fight .nurses to seek statue Washington up for More than 10,000 women who served in americans longest War Vietnam is particularly painful because they have been forgotten. But a group of women who saw the ravages of combat As military nurses during the Vietnam War has decided to do something about it. At a news conference Friday the former nurses announced plans for a $1 million drive to a Correct an inequity and put a Bronze statue of a female nurse in combat fatigues at the site of the Vietnam veterans memorial. Although no one knows for certain How Many women served in Vietnam the Vietnam women a memorial project which is sponsoring the project estimates More than 10,000 women in uniform served in Vietnam. A americans done to seem to know we were there a said Donna Marie Boulay of Minneapolis. The Vietnam veterans memorial a huge slab of Black Marble near the Lincoln memorial was dedicated in 1982 and lists the names of 58,322 soldiers who died in combat including eight women. But Boulay said the women who served or lost their lives in Vietnam have never been remembered. Two civilian women who were doing missionary work in Vietnam Are listed As missing in action according to the Pentagon. Hunger. Just two Days earlier the president stirred controversy by telling a group of students that people go hungry because they Are ignorant of benefits. He planned to discuss hunger again in his weekly radio address today. A i see the Fine hand of a Michael Deaver at work a bad policy but Good to a said sen. Tom Harkin Elio a referring to Reagan a former Deputy chief of staff. Harkin called on Reagan to support a child nutrition breakfast program to drop a proposal for an 18 percent Cut in nutrition programs and to reinstate the food stamp outreach program which informs potential recipients of Federal Aid provided. A the one person who has it within his grasp to end hunger refuses to do so a Harkin said. A the hungry deserve More from president Reagan than a photo Opportunity. A but White House spokesman v so a Ltd i i so a x a. J a. A a a v v my a meetings tuesday May 27 Greensburg Decatur county Library Board a 4 ., Library meeting room. Decatur county memorial Hospital Board of trustees 5 ., executive session 7 ., Public session Hospital classroom. Greensburg retail merchants association 7 ., Koffee Kup restaurant. Greensburg housing authority 7 pjn., Dalmbert building on North Broadway Street. Wednesday May 28 Greensburg plan commission 7 ., City Hall Council 8pages classifieds.6,7 diversions.8 neighbors.3 sports.5,6 viewpoint. 4 Bill Green found dead Indiana state police Are investigating the apparent suicide of a 36-year-old Greensburg Man found on a frontage Road off interstate 74 West of Greensburg. William l. Green 36, 603 n. Lincoln st., was found dead by Decatur county sheriffs deputies at approximately Midnight today near a Pond on the Richard Maxwell farm. The Pond is located on the frontage Road North of interstate 74, about 3 Miles North of Greensburg. Tom Porter Decatur county Coroner said Green was pronounced dead at about 12 20 a in. Today. Cause of death was listed As a Shotgun wound to the head. A a in a positive it was suicide a said Porter. A fall the indications were Porter said Green was found with the 12-gauge Shotgun in his hands. Sgt. Robert Gray of Indiana state police said the suicide occurred Between 5 pin. Friday and Midnight today. Green was reported missing earlier in the evening and his Van was spotted near the Pond earlier in the evening. Larry Speakes who several times this week said Reagan had no plans to join sundays event denied the president was trying to overcome negative reaction to his remarks wednesday. A where there is hunger a Reagan told the students in a television interview a you have to determine that that is probably because of a Lack of knowledge on the part of the people As to what things Are available. A i done to believe anyone is going after 13 years hungry in America by reason of denial a he said. The comment sparked protest nationwide. Speakes said Reagan decided to join the line after talking it Over with his wife Nancy his daughter Maureen and her husband Dennis revel. A the White House and the first family should be a part of a hands across America a a Speakes quoted Reagan As saying. A the first family will do its he said the reagans will stand on the North portico of the White House facing Pennsylvania Avenue at 3 Edt sunday and sing a we Are the world a a a hands across american and a America the there Are no plans for the president to speak. Speakes said an Anonymous donor will pay the $10 entry fee for each of the White House participants except the reagans who will pay for themselves and make a private ends for Dutcher by Jim Ludeman staff writer Larry Dutcher finished his last Day on the Job Friday a a Job he has done for the past 13 years. Dutcher sergeant at arms for the american legion Post 129 in Greensburg was responsible for ensuring the decorations were in place for the memorial Day services each year at soldiers Circle in South Park cemetery. A after 13 years i think it is time to let someone else do it a he said Friday As he set up decorations for mondays services. Dutcher added his wife Kathy has helped him for the past nine years. Major changes have taken place in the services Over the past 13 years he said. For instance the american legion no longer decorates each individual veterans grave in each cemetery with a Flag. A we just done to have the manpower or the volunteers to do that anymore a he said. A now we put a Flag on a Cross representing each Dutcher himself a Vietnam Veteran said the legion still provides flags for those who wish to decorate individual Graves. Another change Dutcher noticed Over the past few years is increased attendance at the services. A when i first started 13 years ago attendance was Small a he said. Larry Dutcher sets one of the services set for monday. A now we re getting a lot of people out. I think it is mainly because people Are looking at the Holiday a Little differently. Also More veterans Are services themselves Are better now than they were 13 years ago. 1 guess we just got better with practice a said i daily news photo by Jim Ludeman crosses for the memorial Day Dutcher. Ralph Hettinger Greensburg Post commander said Dutcher will be missed. A a he a not leaving the Post but Well miss him on the Job a said Hettinger. A the entire Post thanks him for a Job Well

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