Sunny Sunny and cool. High, near 40. Low tonight, 25. High yesterday, 43; low, 31. High Friday, 45. T he Circleville Herald

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Sertoma Presents Service Awards At Annual Banquet Think Inflation Curbs Possible Without Harm

No Increase In Joblessness Said Necessary

Paris Peace Deadlock Deepens

YOUTH AWARD Miss Nancy Benzenberg (left) was presented the La Sertoma Yonth Service Award by Mrs. Gary George, club president, daring a joint Awards Banquet of Sertoma and La Sertoma Wednesday.

The Circleville Sertoma and La Seitoma Clubs- honored two outstanding citizens at their annual “Service to Mankind” and “Youth Service Awards Banquet.” The dinner meeting was held at Wardell’s Party House on Wednesday evening. The La Sertoma Club Youth Service Award went to Miss Nancy Benzenberg, 526 Nor­ thridge Road. The recipient of this year’s “Service to Mankind Award,” sponsored by the local Sertoma Club, was Pauline (Tommy) Kirkpatrick. She was selected from a group of nominees for her outstanding civic and humanitarian service to the Circleville community. Mrs. Charles Kirkpatrick, the former Pauline Thomas, is from

Stoutsville. She is a graduate of Lancaster Municipal Hospital and has practiced nursing since 1933. After doing private nursing in and around Circleville, she joined the staff at Berger Hospital. While working at the hospital, she met her husband, Charles. She continued working at Berger until she started her family, which consists of three sons, Michael, Tim and Craig. In addition, she is the grand­ mother of two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Storm Spills Into Plains

I From Rockies

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A growing winter storm spilled out of the Rockies today and swept the great plains with an assortment of snow, wind and rain. A lingering storm in the At­ lantic punished the Northeast with a similarly unpleasant mixture, and one added element —sleet. Blowing .and drifting snow brought travelers warnings for an eight state area from Wyo­ ming and Nebraska to New Mexico and the Texas Panhan­ dle. Two to 3 inches of snow whis­ tled into the warning region during the night. Lesser amounts ranged into the Dako­ tas and Kansas. Thunderstorms boomed over eastern New Mexi­ co and West Texas at the storm’s southern edge. The storm had dumped up to la inches of snow into north-cen­ tral Arizona through Wednes­ day. Warnings of additional heavy snow remained in effect for mountain areas of Colorado and New Mexico. The Atlantic storm, which hammered the Southeast with record snows last weekend, left the mainland early in the week but its effects lingered for a fourth day. Snow whitened eastern New York. Pennsylvania and New' England while rain washed coastal areas. Sleet pelted New York City during the night and brought warnings of hazardous driving before dawn. Temperatures moderated slightly in the Southeast after several days of early morning frost. Zero cold hung onto portions of the northern plains. Hibbing, Minn., chilled down to 7 below.

DUE to the shortage of nurses during the war, it would not have been uncommon to find “Tommy” in the O.B. wing of Berger Hospital att 2 a.m., bathing the babies and fixing formulas. Since she lived across the street from Berger, she was en call most of the time. On May I, 1958, Tommy was appointed City Health Nurse by John Himrod. She is still holding this job, which consists of numerous duties; including the health program for six elementary schools, junior and senior high school and St. Joseph’s school. She has been very instrumental in setting up, with her good friend, Eileen Foster and others, the Family Life Education Program for the city schools. Tommy wras on the original steering committee for starting the Parent Teacher Association in the city schools, and is presently on the PTA executive board. Another endeavor for Tommy is the Mental Health Association. Tommy worked on this committee before funds were raised for the necessary projects. Later, Tommy helped start the Shelter Work Shop and Brooke - Yates School. She is also a member of the Crippled Childrens’ Society, and works with and secures workers and professional help for the Saturday Speech Clinic held at Mound Street School. Mrs. Kirkpatrick has been a trustee for the Commiinitv Chest Fund since 1960. She is also a trustee for the Com­ munity Action Group which is a program for training health aides. Tommy wrote the first program “Operating for Head (Continued on Page 20)

By STERLING F. GREEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Secre­ tary of Labor George P. Shultz said today there is substantial evidence” that inflation can be curbed without marked increase in unemployment. Shultz told the joint House- Sfenate Economic Committee that foremost among the factors supporting his belief is the ad­ ministration’s aim to work gradually—not abruptly—to re­ duce inflation. “Our aim is not to achieve a zero price rise this year,” he said in prepared testimony. “This could not occur short of a sizeable recession.” Shultz said the other two fac­ tors are a growing proportion of workers now employed in indus­ tries not affected by seasonal or other periodic layoffs and an in­ creasing variety of manpower programs. The labor secretary added, however, that there is a need for focusing manpower pro­ grams on Negro youth which he said have the most serious em­ ployment problems over the past decade. Shultz was the first high ad­ ministration official to appear before the committee not strict­ ly finance oriented. The com­ mittee opened hearings Monday on economic issues facing the nation. After eight witnesses ranging from members of the Council of Economic Advisers to Treasury Secretary David Kennedy, Dem­ ocratic committee members were showing irritation at what they consider vague tentative and sometimes unresponsive an­ swers from high Nixon adminis- ration officials on policy ques­ tions. The vice chairman, Sen. Wil­ liam Proxmire, D-Wis., said Wednesday after hearing cau­ tious testimony from Kennedy: “I am disappointed that offi­ cials of this administration have taken President Nixon’s inaugu­ ral warnings so literally. He ad­ vised the people to lower their voices. “Your answers are so low, in terms of substance, that we can hardly hear them.”

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iiiiiimiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii THE purchase of voting machines will usher in a new era in politics in Pickaway County. . . The excitement of election night will be a thing of the p a st. . . There will be no need for keeping the results posted on the old blackboard in the Court House lobby . . . The complete tabulation will be in an hour after tile polls close

Candidates will no doubt save money on sleeping pills. Vie! Cong Flag Is Hoisted At Oberlin

Government To Give Food To South Carolina Hungry

Handgun Bill


By STEPHEN ll. MILLER Associated Press Writer OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) A Viet Cong flag was hoisted over the town square in Oberlin to­ day while Oberlin College stu­ dents staged a sit in to block Marine Corps recruiters on campus. , The recruiters did talk to four students, then were asked to leave Peter’s Hall by college officials. The recruiters were not able to reach the placement office in Peter’s Hall because over 200 students blocked the way. The Marines did reach another office and four students got through the crowd to talk to them. When the students came out of the office they removed their shoes and walked over the heads and shoulders of the protesters. The recruiters were in the hall about VA hours. They had scheduled 13 interviews. George Langeler, dean of stu­ dents, said the Marines were asked to leave and they did. The crowd in the hall then broke up. College president Robert K. Carr scheduled an afternoon news conference. The college had said disciplinary action would be taken against students who took part in the “disrup­ tive” demonstration. While the demonstration was eoing on, someone hoisted the Viet Cong flag over the town square, which adjoins the cam pus. The rope was then cut. Oberlin police said no Amen can flag was put up today be cause they anticipated possible trouble. City maintenance men used a ladder to reach the Viet Cong flag and took it down after it had flown a short time.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration, under prodding by senators investigat­ ing himger in tile nation has act­ ed to relieve the severe malnu­ trition afflicting two rural Southern counties. Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin agreed to make free food available to the two South Carolina counties by providing food stamps to eligible citizens at no cost. Hardin agreed to allow th e free stamps, subject to state and local approval, in a meeting Wednesday with Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., chairman of the Select Committee on Nutri­ tion and Human Needs, and Er­ nest F. Holiings, D-S.C. McGovern, who originally urged the administration to send surplus food directly to Beaufort and Jasper counties, said the stamp plan “will be a pilot program that will give us some operating experience” in meeting hunger problems. “I think this is a healthy way to do it,” McGovern told a re­ porter, adding “I think it was a real break through.” Holiings, who Tuesday said fedeial red tape was standing in the way of feeding the hungry in his state, also indicated he was satisfied with the quick action. It was understood the federal government would pick up the cost et the stamps, which usual­ ly cost the recipient a small charge. Testimony before the commit­ tee this week indicated a sub­

stantial malnutrition problem in South Carolina, complicated by widespread disease including substantial infestation of intesti­ nal worms, especially in Negro children. Before Hardin agreed to pro­ vide the free stamps, McGovern slid “there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that the gov- enment has the authority” to provide the emergency food shipments. The South Dakota Democrat

called for the emergency help after the head of a medical team from the University of South Carolina, Dr. John Lease, slid that immediate food ship­ ments would be helpful even though it would take much long­ er to educate the people on proper health practices. For the complete eradication of these practices,” Lease said “ifs going to take IO years. Blit tile food should go down there in IO days.” County To Buy Voting Machines

Keeping Score

On The Rainfall

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Bundy Defends

Ford Foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the gigantic Ford Foun­ dation said today proposals to restrict the stock holdings of foundations might impede sev­ eral social action programs his institution is considering. McGeorge Bundy also said the proposal to limit foundation holdings to no more than 20 per cent of the stock of any one company would have prevented establishment of the Ford Foun­ dation and several others. His remarks came in pre­ pared testimony before the House Ways and Means Com­ mittee. which is studying the tax-exempt position ot founda­ tions as part of a general review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A gun control bill which would re­ quire registration of gun own­ ers rather than weapons is in the Ohio House of Representatives. It was offered by Reps. John Gaiibraith R-76 Maumee and Robert Maiming R - 94 Akron Thursday. It would deny pos­ session and use of firearms to fugitives from justice, persons under indictment or convicted of a felony, those addicted to alc­ ohol or drugs and to persons judged to be mentally in­ competent. Persons seeking permits could apply to local law enforcement agencies for a “firearms own­ ers identification card.” Record of card holders would be kept by local police and the state Bureau of Criminal Identifica­ tion and Investigation. One card would be issued to each person requesting it re­ gardless of the number of hand­ guns tile person might possess. Fees for cards would be $3. Fines for initial violations of the law would range up to $50 or six months imprisonment.

Violence Hits

Berkeley Again;

25 Arrested

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twenty sheriff’s deputies ar­ riving to supervise a picket line at the University of Cailifornia’s Berkeley campus were met by a barrage of rocks, bottles, fruit and stinkbombs from a crowd of 500 militant protesters. Police charged the crowd Wednesday and the ensuing vio­ lence, described as the worst to hit the campus during a month­ long demonstration for more minority studies, resulted in five minor injuries and 25 ar­ rests. During the day university offi­ cials announced the dismissal of one student in the first discipli­ nary action stemming from the current disorders. Sixty others are on interim suspension and face hearings. Elsewhere there was relative calm in the wave of student un­ rest on the nation’s campuses.

Laird Says Soviets Push ABM System

WASHINGTON (AP) Secre­ tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, citing increased Soviet and Chinese missile threats, said today he wants to be free to order deployment of a U.S. anti ballistic missile system even if disarmament talks were going on. Laird reported the Soviet Un­ ion is going forward with tests on a sophisticated new antibal­ listic missile system” and this will weigh heavily in the U.S. decision on a missile shield. Laird told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the Unitec: States might want to go ahead with its suspended $5.5 billion Sentinel system even if the two major nuclear powers agree to begin talks on strategic arms limitations. He stressed that no decision has been made on whether to go ahead with deployment of the controversial ABM system. But speaking in support of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty under consideration by the com­ mittee, Laird was pressed by Chairman J. W. Fulhright as to whether he would engage immediately in disarmament talks once the treaty is ratified. It was at this point Laird re­ vealed the Soviet Union not only has gone forward with its own ABM system, but “It is testing a sophisticated new ABM sys­ tem, on the basis of the best in­ formation available to me.”

Pickaway County Board of Elections today recommended to commissioners that 60 nine- party AMV Printomatic voting machines be obtained by a rental purchase agreement. The machines will be paid for in IO annual payments at 5H per cent interest. The first payment of 11,358 Is doe when the machines are delivered. The AMV firm has promised delivery in time for the May Primary. The bid submitted by AMV was for $1,893 per machine a total of $113,580. Interest over the IO year purchase period will total $28,111.05.* * #

T H E first payment is budgeted within Board of Election funds for 1909. Election officials anticipate the purchase will add about $3,000 to $5,000 a year to the budget during the IO year purchase period. After that the board should realize a savings which will more than pay for the machines during their lifetime. Expected life of a voting machine is 40 years, election officials have been told. With the machines, the number of poll workers will be reduced by four per precinct. In explaining the purchase to The H e r a l d Commission Chairman Charles Morris said, “This is just one of those things you can’t duck. We’ll have to buy them sooner or later, and the cost will be very little more initially. If we pat off baying them, the price could increase a couple of hundred dollar in just a few years.” Com- missioners Wayne Hines and Dick T. Tootle agreed with Morris. William Stout, spokesman for the election board, informed

commissioners tile board had made a thorough study of the machines and the bids before reaching a conclusion. Other members of the board of Elections at the meeting today were Ned Dresbach, Lucille Dumm, Frank Marion and Thelma Trimmer, the clerk. «* $ * ALLAN Berger, local attorney reprsenting the AMV Com­ pany, was also present. Commissioners s a i d the transaction would be completed when County Prosecutor Roy Huffer had reviewed the bids and prepared the proper legal papers.

Madge Blake Dies HOLLYWOOD (AP) Madge Blake, 69, a movie and televi­ sion actress who didn’t begin her career unitl after she be­ came a grandmother, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. She had appeared in various TV roles, among them as Bruce Wayne’s Aunt Harriet in “Batman.”

School Bill Coming Up

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Leg- islation to combine existing school districts into county units is expected to be introduced in the 108th Ohio General Assembly within two weeks. Rep. James Thorpe R-90 Al­ liance, a member of a legisla­ tive study committee that look­ ed into the proposal, will spon­ sor the legislation. Manv legislators oppose con­ solidation. Among them is Sen. Oakley C. Collins, R-18 Iron­ ton, who is also a member of a study committee. Gov. James A. Rhodes orig­ inally suggested such a move, I but his administration later dropped its plan. The legislative study commit tee report recommends one school district per county, with provisions for two or more dis­ tricts in a county in certain cas­ es. It also recommended coor­ dination of some services such as transportation at regional le­ vels.

Iraq Executes 7 As Spies

Expect Israel To Deny Charges

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Iraq executed seven young men as spies for Israel today, but there were do Jews among them and the bodies were not put on display until after toe execu­ tions. Israel was expected to issue a denial of any complicity, but it appeared unlikely that there would be a repetition of toe storm of foreign protests which followed the public execution last month of nine Iraqi Jews and five Moslems as spies for the Jewish nation. Baghdad Radio canceled reg­ ular programs this morning and broadcast repeated announce­ ments of the executions in what appeared to be an invitation to crowds o go to the capital’s lib­ eration Square, where toe bod­ ies were hanging. The seven Iraqi Moslems, all between 19 and 24 years of age, were condemned after a three- week trial before Iraq’s revolu­ tionary court. The government radio said two were soldiers, and they were shot by firing squads, while five civilians were hanged at Baghdad’s central prison. A third soldier also was sen­ tenced to death, the broadcast said, but his sentence was com­ muted to life imprisonment by President Ahmed Hassan a1 Bakr because he “helped au­ thorities uncover the detailed activities of the ring.” The court said the eight men had collected information about Iraq's air force bases and radar screens and communicated them to Israel through a non­ com missioned officer who is still at large. He was said to have headed the group.

Reds Insist On Complete HS. Pullout

PARIS (AP) The United States insisted today that com­ mon ground exists at the Viet­ nam peace talks to bring toe conflict to an end. but the at­ mosphere of deadlock deepened as Hanoi and the National Lib­ eration Front stuck by their all- or-nothing demands. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cab­ ot Lodge told the North Viet­ namese and tile NLF that the 1954 Geneva accords provide tho common ground, and that it was in the spirit of the basic princi­ ples of those accords that the Americans had made their pro­ posals for a military dc-esca!a- tion. Lodge claimed the other side recognized last week that the solution of military issues is “an absolutely essential first step” for the creation of conditions in which political problems can be resolved.” He recalled that the Hanoi-front side had called the withdrawal of troops a “funda­ mental question.” “Thus,” he said, “your side and our side seem to agree that military issues and particularly the question of withdrawal of military' forces are of key im­ portance to an over all settle­ ment.” Tran Buu Kiem, chief of toe National Liberation Front dele­ gation, declared that the United States must end its war of ag­ gression, unconditionally with­ draw all their troops and those of their satellites,” and permit a South Vietnamese settlement “according to toe political pro­ gram” of the NLF. Only this way, he said, can Vietnamese problems be settled “correctly.” There was nothing new in Kiem’s statement except an e»> caution in name-calling. The NLF delegate compared toe United States unfavorably with the former Fascist regimes of Germany, Italy and Japan, and again heaped scorn on the “pitp- (Continued on Page 2)

Property Tax Equalization Hearing Set

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A move to equalize property taxes at a level of 38 per cent to 42 per cent of market value will come March 24* at a hearing of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. The hearing results from an Ohio Supreme Court ruling in December that property must be assessed for taxation at a uniform rate throughout toe state. Purpose of the hearing is to change a board rule establish­ ing market value and taxable value of real estate. The proposed rule change would retain an annual review clause, something the Supreme Court said the board had failed to enforce. The annual reviews will be in April. The rule would order each county auditor to review the taxable value of each parcel in his county every year. Variations of the rule could set the level of assessment at either, 38, 39, 40, 41, or 42 per cent of real value. The board would retain the right to annually order changes in the percentage figure with­ out further public hearing.

No Donkey Taxes LYNDEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Although a Republican, State Rep. Edward Warren has filed a bill to repeal an old legislative act permitting towns to levy taxes on donkeys. Viet Reds Build Up Strength Near Saigon

4.83 4.16 4.83 7*19 «: ii of the federal tax code.

SAIGON (AP) U.S. mid- tary advisers said today the Viet Cong have more fores now for an attack on Saigon and the provinces around it than they had for the big Tet offensive a year ago. The A m e r i c a n officers conceded they were uncertain when, where or if the Commu­ nist command would launch its long anticipated big push. But they said captured documents

and prisoners of war still point to an offensive in toe 3rd Corps Area, which is made up of Sai­ gon and ll provinces around i t Assessing the current military situation around the capital, the analysts said either toe enemy has not been able to get his troops, munitions and food sup­ plies into position because of U.S. and South Vietnamese spoiling actions, or be is await­ ing advice from Hanoi’s diplo­

mats at the Paris peace talks. “The enemy’s o v e r -a I strength in 3rd Corps has in­ creased about 7,500 over the last 13 months to 65,000,” said one source. About 20.000 to 30,000 of these are considered assault troops, the rest support forces The total includes several thou­ sand operating from bases just across the border In Cambodia who move in and out of South Vietnam at will and arn within

easy striking distance of Saigon. The allies have roughly 50,000 combat infantrymen in toe area. At least one of four North Vietnamese divisions in toe 3rd Corps Area is said to be moving into attack positions through War Zone D northeast of Saigon. Three outer divisions remain about where they were a month ago, along the Cambodian bor­ der west, northwest and north of Saigon. .

One analyst said this disposi­ tion of enemy forces suggests assaults on outlying areas rath­ er than on Saigon itself, at toast in the initial phases of any of­ fensive. The most likely initial targets appear to be Tay Ninh City, northwest of Saigon, and the big American bases at Long Binh, Bien Hoa and La! Khe, north and northeast of the capi­ tal.

Plimpton Tells

Of RFR Slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) Au- thor George Plimpton says he lacked toe courage to look at dying Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, but instead lunged against the senator’s assailant—a man he describes as “composed and peaceful.” “My eyes were solely on the hand of the defendant which had the gun,” Plimpton testified Wednesday at the trial of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, charged with Kennedy's murder. “He struck me as enormously composed,” Plimpton said of the young Jordanian who has been pictured as disturbed with Kennedy for supporting Israel. The senator was felled ihortly efter midnight last June 5 hi tho flush of his California presiden­ tial primary victory.

The Circleville Herald. Thur. Feb. 20, 19t>y Orclpvllle. Ohio Postal Shakeup To Affect 2,700 Postmasterships

TODAY |Armed Robbery Reduced In Washington | x0 Larceny On Technicality

WASHINGTON VAP, About 2.200 acting postmasters—plus 467 Johnson administration nominees who never were con­ firmed—are out of their jobs with the disclosure that the new administration considers all current Civil Service lists void. The announcement c a m e Wednesday from Postmaster General Winton M. Blount, giv­ ing patronage-conscious mem- !>ers of his party something to cheer about. It means Republi­ cans will have at least an equal chance with Democrats to com­ pete for the jobs. which pay from $5,600 to $27,000 annually. These jobs, Blount explained, will be filled under new non-po* I experience, litical procedures based on m er­ it and developed to implement the new administration’s pro­ gram to put the postal system on a sound management basis. The Post Office, under every postmaster general since Benja­ min Franklin, has been the pri­ mary governmental agency through which the party in pow­ er could reward its faithful. The policy prevailed during

the Johnson administration bul President Nixon changed it. He said postmasters would be cho­ sen on merit. Blount also announced anoth­ er major shakeup Wednesday. He said only those regional post­ al directors “with managerial experience are remaining in their present positions. Consequently, only two of 13 regional directors—two other spots are vacant—are staying in their assignments. “Two or three” elected to re­ tire, Blount said, and the others were assigned to jobs more in line “with their background and

Reds Insist

Berger Hospital News

(Continued 'ruin Base t) I pet Saigon administration.'' Kiem said the NLF would ! never stop fighting as long as the A m e r i c a n s continue “aggression” and the Saigon re- I gime continues as a “lackey” of ; the United States. Again he spurned so-called concrete pro­ posals” by the United States to make military de-escalation as ; a primary order of conference , business. j U.S. delegate Henry Cabot I Lodge planned to challenge the other side to seek some form of j agreement on interpretation of 4- j the 1954 Geneva accords which ended the French war in Indo­ china. As he left the U.S. Embassy for the session, Lodge noted that last week the North Vietnamese

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. I Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, tile Democrats’ unsuccessful candidate for vice president last | year, says he is more and mare

j interested in his party's presi­ dential nomination in 1972. But, Muskie told a news conference Wednesday, “what­ ever enthusiasm I am able to generate may cool off.” He said a presidential race is “quite an undertaking for a man without means. It becomes more awesome the more I con­ template it.” And he said he is not surprised at recent polls showing that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts is the leading prospect.

WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefel­ ler says broad legislation to re­ vamp the system of federal aid to the states must be passed to meet a fiscal crisis that is re­ sulting in annual rounds of tax increases facing state and local governments.” He outlined his proposal Wednesday to the District of Co­ lumbia Chapter of the American Society for Public Administra­ tion. Rockefeller proposed a plan to c o n s o l i d a t e “categorical” grants into bloc grants for gen­ eral purposes, create a national contributory health insurance system and establish federal standards and financing for wel­ fare programs.

ADMISSIONS Jam es Alcorn, Route medical Mrs. Arnold Fannin. Route 4, medical M r s . Thomas Willard, Tarlton, medical Mrs. Roy Purcell, 123 Mingo St., medical Frank Williams, 118 E. High S t, medical David and Mary Payne, children of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Payne, 153 Fairview Ave., tonsillectomies DISMISSALS Mrs. Duicie Sheppard, 603 E. Mound St. Mrs. Doyle Painter and daughter, 1010 Lynwood Ave. Mrs. Daniel W. Hall and daughter, 1188 Atwater Ave. Mrs. Paul Lovenshime and daughter, 531 Elm Ave. Miss Peggie Reed, Route I Mrs. Gary Valentine, Amanda Bruce Sowers, 369 E. Union S t EMERGENCIES Blaine Gaines, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gaines, 417 Ruth Ave., received a puncture wound of the left side of his j mats on the sidelines pointed mouth from a toy. out that nothing had changed on Mrs. Tonnie Hoey, Tarlton, the battlefield or in the princi- 1 ac era ted her forehead when j pal capitals to warrant such ex- she slipped cm a rug at home. I nectations. Mrs. Eileen Ward, 118 C o l l i n s _________________ Court, lacerated two fingers of her left hand at home. David Whaley, 60, Route 2, j was treated for a lacerated scalp caused by a tree limb i falling while he was cutting it down.

and the NLF had discussed I their positions cm the 1954 agree-

I merits. j So today,” Lodge said, I I am going to state the U.S. posi- j tion on the essential elements of these accords, and the part ! which we think they can play in a future settlement. We hope ! and believe it is useful for each side to set forth is position cm j various m atters.” I South Vietnamese Ambassa­ dor Pham Dang Lam went into i the meeting with a long speech calling on Hanoi and the NLF to present serious counter propos­ als instead of dismissing the U.S. suggestion that peacemak­ ing begin with military de-esca­ lation. However, there was no reason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Only immediate government action will prevent the death of tile na­ tion’s railway passenger serv­ ice, the Interstate Commerce Commission says. In a report to Congress Wednesday, the ICC said only 575 passenger trains are now op- | ©rating, compared to 1,448 a decade ago. And during the past fiscal year, it said, applications for discontinuance were more than double the number of any previous 12-month period. “The steadily mounting defi­ cits of most passenger trains made it difficult to make the necessary findings to require their continuance.” the report said.

Capital Quote “We already have in opera­ tion the most efficient tax-gath­ ering machinery in the world, but our problem is that after it is collected, we are not putting the tax revenues where the problems are.”—New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, calling for a change in the sys

A legal technicality resulted in a reduced charge Wednesday against Donnie Farthing, in­ dicted for aiding in the Nov. l l armed robbery of Krogers. The three judge panel hearing the case in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court ruled that the wording of the indictment against him was incorrect. The Ohio Revised Codo requires that the words putting in fear, force, or violence” be used in an indictment involving armed robbery. None of the required three terms were used in the indictment against Farthing. The judges also ruled, in a two to one decision with Judge William Ammer dissenting, that the mistake was so m ajor as to prevent an amendment of the indictment during the trial. « « LARCENY, not a crim e of violence, was the only charge that could be considered under the indictment as written by previous county prosecutor Robert Huffer, the judges ruled. A plea of guilty was entered to the reduced charge by Cir c I e v i 11 e Attorney Cheries Wilburn in behalf of his client Farthing 21, was sentenced to 1*7 years at the Ohio Peniten tiary by Judge Ammer. Con viction on the armed robbery charge would have carried a sentence of 10-25 years. Two other men, David Montgomery and Daniel Hawks, were also charged with the Kroger robbery. Montgomery had entered a plea of guilty to the charge of armed robbery. However the indictment against him has the legal flaw in it as the indictment against Farthing. Montgomery will probably have to be brought back for retrial because of the incorrect indictment, according to Judge William Ammer. Montgomery had been sen­ tenced by Judge Ammer to a

term of 10-25 years at Mansfield State Reiformatoiry for his part in the robbery. Montgomery was also sentenced to 1*5 years for jail rioting. * * # THE charge against Daniel Hawks will probably not have to be reviewed as the in­ dictment against him was amended to that of unarmed robbery. Hawks was sentenced to 1-25 years. Wilburn made his statements concerning the improper in­ dictment at the beginning of his remarks for the defense. Prior to presentation of the case for the defense, County Prosecutor Roy Huffer had rested the state’s case without submitting his items of evidence to the bench for approval. Huffer was granted permission to resume his case so that he could enter the evidence. Several items of evidence were not accepted by the bench due to failure by the arresting Chillicothe police to properl mark for identification purposes articles removed from the Montgomery car. During the trial Wednesday the three judges viewed the city jail cell in which Farthing was held prior to the time he signed a confession. The cell lacks running water, toilet facilities and has only a wood bench for a bed. * * * DEFENSE Attorney Wilburn pointed out that his client was held in this cell 23 hours before he made a confession. The attorney stated that Farthing had not been properly arraigned before a m agistrate at the time of his arrest, was not given the aid of an attorney at the time of his questioning and was not properly informed of his right to remain silent. Such cir cumstances indicate a possible confession by coercion stated the local attorney.

The three judges hearing the case against Farthing were Pickaway County Common Pleas Judge William Ammer, Fayette County Common Pleas Judge Evelyn Coffman and retired Ross County judge Howard M. Golds berry. The trial by a panel of judges rather than by jury was requested by the defense at­ torney. The two additional judges were assigned to tile local bench to hear the case by the Ohio Supreme our!


About People

Miss Thelma Minor, Route I, Kingston, has been dismissed from Chillicothe Hospital.

Mrs. Walter Tagg, Route I, has been dismissed from Chillicothe Hospital.

Mrs. Walter E. Huffer, Stoutsville, has been dismissed f r o m Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus.

Mrs. Oscar (Rosie) Atwood, Route 2, Williamsport, is a surgical patient .in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She is in room 414.

Ted Culp Found Dead At Home

Theodore Culp, 58, East Ringgold, was found dead on his bedroom floor about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday following an investigation at his home requested by neighbors. Howard Allison, Route I, Ash­ ville, requested that a deputy be dispatched from t h e P i c k a w a y County Sheriff’s Department to check on the condition of Culp. The neighbors stated that they had not seen any activities in the house for several days and they knew that Culp had been rn. Deputy Warren Straley gained entrance to the house and found Culp’s body. There were no indications that Culp’s death was caused by anything other than natura causes, according to a report by County Coroner Ray Carrol.

BORN Dec. 25, 1910 in Athens County, he was the son of John and Rose Sark Culp. Survivors include his mother Mrs. Rose Culp of Logan; me son, Ronald, Columbus; one d a u g h t e r , Mrs. Barbara Peoples, St. Louis, Mo.; three b r o t h e r s , Leonard Culp Bethany, Okla.; Clarence Culp, and Victor Culp of Marion; one sister, Mrs. William- Lemmon Logan. Funeral arrangements are b e i n g completed by the Defenbaugh Funeral Home.

The Third national Bank will be open with regular banking hours on Saturday, Feb. 22.—‘ad.

Three Injured In 2-Car Accident On Route 56

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The Interstate Commerce Commission has ordered the Norfolk & Western Railway to operate the famed old Wabash Cannonball for at least four more months. The N&W sought to discontinue the Detroit-to-St Louis service because of declin mg patronage, but the ICO or­ dered public hearings and an investigation before July 3. Tax Forms Being Mailed


Hog prices, nil net, were re­ ceived by the Bowling Stock Yards Co. here today as fol­ lows: 190-220 lbs., $20.65 ; 220-240 lbs., $20.15; 240-260 lbs., $19 63, 260-280 lbs., $19.15; 280-300 lbs., $18.65; 300-350 lbs., $17.65; 380- 400 lbs., $16.65; 180-190 lbs., $20.15; 160-180 lbs., $18.63.

Thaw Brings

Three area residents were injured in a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 56 and Zaoe Trail Road about 8:25 a<. rn. Thursday. Taken to Berger Hospital for emergency treatment were Roy N o n g e s t e r , 23, Route 2, Laurelville, driver of the one car; Mildred Kelly, 37, Route 2, Laurelville, passenger in the Nungester car and Peggy Wilson, 17, Roots 4, driver of the second car. Nungester and Miss Wilson were treated at Berger Hospital for lacerations to their legs and were released. Mrs. Kelly, suffering leg lacerations and a neck injury, was admitted to the hospital. The Wilson car was north­ bound on Z a n e Trail Road.

J. E. Davis, Circleville in­ come tax consultant, announced today that a 5-mill withholding j A H s i m **sur­ tax deduction chart is being MOOG U d lig e r S malled today to every business # in Circleville having employees. | q G f C O t B r