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Good Family Reading The Journal and Courier's Saturday magazine is full of articles for all the family chock full of information and entertainment. ALL DEPTS. PHONE No. 2-4011 NORTHWESTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER WANT AD PHONE No. 2-4011 Vol 39 No.

123 The Journal Established 1839 LAFAYETTE-WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1958 The courier Established mi mm French Crisis Stirs Violence PARIS (INS) The French crisis flared' into open Speeding Charge AiiiiiiiiBii CM. cff 1 Asks Russia To Co-operate In Suspension WASHINGTON (AP) President Eisenhower proposed to Premier Khrushchev Saturday that the United States and Russia name scientific experts to meet at Geneva within three weeks to discuss ways for the first time Friday 1 of policing a nuclear test suspension. Eisenhower said that for the STARKWEATHER IN WORRIED LOOK Charles R. Starkweather's face reflects worry and concern, shortly after he was ordered to Hie in the electric chair for first degree murder.

The picture was taken as the young killer sat in an auto in Lincoln, awaiting return to the penitentiary. Most pictures of Starkweather have reflected cheer or bland unconcern. (AP Wirephoto) Correct and Piopei' WALTER ARDAPPLE Ardapple Dies on Plane Walter Ardapple, 62, of 425 North Seventh, president of Ar dapple Storage and Moving com pany, died at 3 p.m. Friday in a privately chartered airplane re turning him to the city from the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn. Mr.

Ardapple, who had been a patient at the clinic since May 10, died just before the plane landed at Halsmer airport. He was accompanied on the trip by his wife and a nurse. He had been in ill health for the past several months, and had been a patient at the Rochester clinic on previous occasions. He was past president of the Indiana Warehouse association and was prominent in city and state circles. He was a mem ber of the First Christian church, Masonic lodge No.

123, Indianapo lis Shrine, Murat Temple, Elks lodge No. 143, American Legion Post 11, 40 and 8 Voiture No. 364, and a veteran of World war having served in the Signal Corps in Europe and with the army of occupation. He was a native of this city and married Dorothy B. Irvin in 1919.

Surviving with the widow are a son, Warren secretary and treasurer of the Ardapple Storage and Moving company; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Kelly of Hinsdale, and two sisters, Mrs. H. R. Painter of West Lafayette and Mrs.

L. T. Fenton of Elm-hurst, 111. THIS GIRL'S A SMART ONE ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Diane Zang learned something from the book "Going Steady," which she reviewed for a ninth grade English class.

"I thought the book was very good," wrote 14-year-old Diane, "and I learned not to get married until I am old enough and know what I am doing." INS, UP Services Merge NEW YORK (UPI) The Unit ed Press Associations and Inter national News Service joined forces Saturday around the world in the creation of a single news agency named "United Press In ternational." This is the first dispatch of the new service which will embrace the largest number of newspaper and radio clients ever served si multaneously by an independent ly operated news and picture agency. Frank Bartholomew, president of United Press International, stated: "The consolidation of the two services will assure a stronger competitive news and pictorial news report to newspapers, radio and television stations throughout the entire civilized world. "The combining of the two services will guarantee broader and more efficient news and pic torial reporting on a world-wide basis. "Economics was an important factor in the creation of the great new news network. Costs of cover ing the world news fronts have risen steadily with rapidly un proving means of transmitting both news and pictures by leased wires and electronic processes Average Age: 74.3 Starkweather Gets Chair for Murder LINCOLN.

Neb. (INS) A Nebraska jury has convicted and sentenced year-old mass killer who correctly predicted his fat on Lraullist and lettwingi headquarters in Toulouse. The pre-midnight blasts shat tered the quiet of the manufac turing center less than four hours after embattled Premier Pierre Pflimlin launched a last ditch battle to persuade the fourth republic to save itself. ASKS REFORMS In a nationwide radio-TV speech he called for reforms and warned: A fraction or the nation can not impose its will on the rest of the nation." ftiimlin took to the airwaves after rebellious generals and civil ian supporters of Gen. Charles De Gaulle in Algeria urged Frenchmen to defy the Paris gov ernment by forming their own public safety committees." The dissidents demanded that De- Gaulle take over as head of strongman regime.

Gaullist headquarters in Tou louse, 370 miles south of Paris, bore the brunt of the bombing at tacks. BLASTS DOOR The first bomb blasted the door of. the local branch of the "Na tional Association of Frenchmen of North Africa and Overseas." Within minutes a second explo sive device was tossed into the headquarters of the "National French Youth Front," damaging some furniture. Ten minutes later, an explosion splintered the door of the Cryp to Communist "departmental council of peace. The last of the four bombs, hidden in a garbage can, went off in front of the office of the "National Union of War Service men." It damaged the door and shattered nearby windows.

There were no casualties in the attacks. Without mentioning De Gaulle and the groundswell to sweep him into power, Pflimlin declared the threat to France is so grave that the nation has only a matter of days to save itself. He urged changes in the constitution that would protect cabinets from a divisive National assembly that has overthrown more than two governments a year for 12 years. MAY HOLD KEY Former Premier Antoine Pinay may be holding the key to the fate of the fourth republic. He conferred with De Gaulle at his Co- lombey Les Deux Eglise home Thursday and then met Friday with President Rene Coty.

Pinay remained silent on the talks despite a promise that a communique would be issued by his independents on the Coty meeting. De Gaulle was understood to have turned down a bid from Pin ay to assume the role of peacemaker between Paris and the Algerian dissidents. Pflimlin told the nation that we want passionately to avoid a rupture between France and Al geria." He said fraternization between Moslems and Europeans in the North Africa region "inspire us with great hope" of bringing into existence "a new French Algeria." WHERE TO LOOK Amusements Classified Mag. 15-17 19 4 6 Comics, Crossword Deaths Editorials, Columns Frankfort Markets 8 18 Radio, TV 7 Sports 12, 13 West Lafayette, 9, 14 Women's Page 5 violence on the home front night with bomb attacks MINISTER PAYS 'DEBT' COLUMBUS, O. (INS) The state's "Conscience Fund" was $10 richer Saturday because of an Indiana minister, who squared a "debt" which he said he created when a boy.

State Treasurer Roger W. Tracy received the money and a letter Friday from the unidentified minister, formerly a resident of Ohio. The letter read: "I am at a loss to know where to write, so I am writing to you about a matter that occurred when I was a boy. The enclosed money order is for some gasoline I stole from some highway equipment when I was in my teens." 3 Killed As Train Hits Car HAMMOND (AP) Three per sons were killed and another in' jured critically early Saturday when their car was struck by a New York Central passenger train near the Lake Michigan shore line inside Hammond. ICilled were Clarence Perry and Willie Annette Bowie, both of Chi cago, and a woman not immedi ately identified.

The driver, George Banks, 57, Chicago, was hurled clear by the impact and taken to St. Margaret hospital in critical condition. Louis E. Hartman, 64, Elkhart, engineer of the eastbound 18-car train, said he saw the car drive onto the Calumet avenue crossing and that the crossing signal blinker and bell were working. The four-track crossing has no barrier gates.

Hartman told police he blew his whistle and was unable to stop the train until it had smashed into the car and gone 1,500 feet down the tracks. about the city. Advance warning of the pair's escape tendencies came during the course of Marshall's trial. One of witnesses had been Shellville Bur gess, a guard at the Brushey Mountain penitentiary, who told of three flights made by the two men. HOUNDS FOUND THEM Bloodhounds located mi they and Marshall the first two times, Burgess testified, but failed to find them the third time.

Smithey, six feet, two inches tall, with Elvis Presley type sideburns, was wearing a check shirt and blue jeans when he squeezed out the federal detention cell. Marshall who favored a burr hair cut, was more fashionably dressed, to the irritation of his court-appointed lawyer and one of his partners. The attorney, Jo seph T. Dye, had loaned Marshall his shirt, and another member of the same law firm, Wayne Pon- ader, contributed a biege sport jacket in order that their client would look decent for the trial Both items were missing along with the prisoners. Marries Cousin LONDON (AP) American rock 'n' roll singer Jerry Lee Lewis found himself a 'new wife before he got around to divorcing the old one.

The 22-year-old recording star, who jigs, stomps and musses his long blond hair when he sings, disclosed Friday he is married to a 13-year-old cousin, the former Myra Brown of Memphis. Cardinal Worse ROME (AP) Samuel Cardinal Stritch took a turn for the worse Saturday and was placed in an oxygen tent suffering from heart damage. Prayers for the John H. Smith, 24, 818 Ferry, driver of one of the two cars involved, in a crash on North River road in Which Bernard J. Kas- per, 20, Purdue university student, was killed early Friday, is slated to appear in West Lafayette city court next Saturday on a charge of speeding1.

After, the crash, Smith who was alone in his car, was treated at St. Elizabeth hospital and re leased. LISTED 'GOOD' Listed in "good" condition at St. Elizabeth hospital Saturday morning are Jon W. Petrie, 19, a Purdue sophomore, and Donald Murphy, 19, a Purdue junior, both, passengers in the Kasper car at the time of the crash.

The two cars, which police said they believe to have been racing, crashed one after the other off North River road near Cather-wood drive, just inside the city limits. Police quoted Petrie and Mur phy as stating the two cars were traveling at speeds of 70 to 80 miles an hour on North River road. The last fatal accident in West Lafayette occurred Dec. 11, 1956, when 6-year-old Duncan Scott was killed when he dashed between two parked cars in front of his home at 514 Evergreen and was struck by a car. That fatality was the first since Oscar M.

Bayman, 76, State Sol diers' home, was killed when his car crashed into a utility pole on North River road April 6, 1955, at approximately the same spot Kasper was killed Friday, police said. AFL-CIO Merger Completed INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indi ana's long-awaited merger of the AFL-CIO became a reality Saturday when the two groups met in a formal merger convention here. Dallas Sells of Anderson, president of the CIO, was elected president of the merged group. Jacob R. Robers of Indianap olis was elected AFL vice presi dent, and George Caldwell of Indianapolis was named CIO vice president Grover Osborne of Terre Haute, an AFL member, was elected secretary-treasurer.

By agreement, the CIO nomi nated the president, both named a vice president, and the AFL nominated the secretary-treasur er. Saturday's merger ended months of dispute between the two unions on joining forces on the state level and came only after direct and continued pres sure from national AFL-CIO head quarters. CIO board members are Ray mond Berndt, South Bend; James Robb, Indianapolis; Leonard Hut- son, Fort Wayne; C. S. Shamblen, Hammond; Robert Sullivan, Indianapolis; Henry Price, Indianap olis, Walter Sobieraski, South Bend, and Mae Mann, Indianap olis.

AFL members are: John Sou cie, Evansville; Earl Whitehurst, Fort Wayne; George Tichac, Gary; William V. Wyss, Indian apolis, and Wayne Kepler, Fort Wayne. First xMoori Radios Silent WASHINGTON (AP) Both radio transmitters are now silent on the Army's Explorer the first U. S. earth satellite.

The Naval Research laboratory said Friday tracing stations no longer were receiving signals from Explorer's second transmit ter, apparently because of battery exhaustion. The other transmitter, which operated on higher power, stopped sending earlier. Explorer which went into or bit on Jan. 31, is expected to re main aloft for one to five years Two other U. S.

satellites the Armv's Explorer III and the Navy's Vanguard also are cir cling the earth. Today's Chuckle Husband (Roaring with rage): "Who told you to put that paper on the wall?" Paperhanger: "Your wife." Husband: "Pretty, isn't it?" Western side experts might be contributed by Britain and France and possibly other countries, as well as the United States. He said they should be scientists qualified by knowledge "of how to detect nuclear tests." This left the way open for Russia to bring in experts from such countries as Poland and Czechoslovakia if it chose to do so. The only condition Eisenhower suggested was that the man should be chosen for scientific and not political reasons. ANNOUNCES NAME Within minutes after the White House made public Eisenhower's letter, the State department announced the names of three prominent U.

S. scientists it said will "meet with experts chosen by the Soviet Union" if Russia agrees. The three are: Dr. Ernest O. Lawrence, director of the University of California Radiation laboratory and a Nobel Prize winner; Dr.

James Brown Fisk, executive vice president of Bell Telephone laboratories and a member of the President's science advisory committee; Dr. Robert F. Bacher, who was a member of the Atomic Energy commission in 1946-49 and now is a member of the President's Science advisory committee and physics professor at California Institute of Technology. MAY ASK JAP It was learned also that the U. S.

government is considering asRing participation of a Japanese scientist on the Western side because of the experience of the Japanese in nuclear tests detection work. Eisenhower did not name the U. S. scientists in his letter to the Russian premier. "I also suggest," Eisenhower wrote Khrushchev, "that the experts should be asked to make an initial progress report within 30 days after convening and to aim at a final report within 60 days or as soon thereafter as possible." This meant that the talks if See IKE, Page 7 Dr.

Morris said neither he nor anyone else is quite sure why this is so, but he guessed that a lifetime of habitual exercise might be one answer. He said there is no evidence that the farmer is under any less stress than the city man, or that he eats less fats both suspect in the incidence of heart attacks. Haymaker To Run LOGANSPORT (AP) Jack A. Haymaker, Logansport banker, announced Friday he will seek the Democratic nomination for state treasurer at the party's state convention June 24. Haymaker is a brother of Ira L.

Haymaker of Franklin, former Democratic state chairman and now Democratic member of the state Public Service commission. THE WEATHER LAFAYETTE and vicinity: Partly cloudy and warmer, with scattered thundershowers tonight. Partly cloudy and turning cooler Sunday. Low tonight, low 50's; high tomorrow, 65. Indiana: Fair and warmer to day, partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thundershowers to night.

Sunday partly cloudy and turning cooler. High today in the low 70s, low tonight in the low 50s, high Sunday 65. Conditions as recorded at Purdue airport: Temperature at 8 a. m. Friday, 44; at 8 a.

m. Saturday, 54. High for period from 6 a. m. Friday to midnight, 64; low for period from 6 p.m.

Fri- day to 6 a. m. Saturday, 46. No precipitation. Sun sets tonight at rises tomorrow at 5:22.

First To Do It Big Hunt Is On for Two Who Fled Federal Cell INDIANAPOLIS (INS) Federal, city and state police hunted Saturday for two prisoners who accomplished the heretofore undone feat of escaping1 from the Indianapolis federal building detention cell. But for William E. Marshall, 24, of Knoxville, Tenn. a tioa to setting up road blocks the electric chair. The sullen slayer made his prophecy during his 18-day trial that ended in Lincoln Friday when a jury of eight women and four Air Safety Plan Gets Kickoif WASHINGTON (INS) The first step in a new government air safety program was taken Saturday when the military services began curtafling jet operations in civilian airlanes.

The "voluntary" agreement was announced Friday by Lt Gen. El-wood R. (Pete) Quesada the President's special assistant for aviation and chairman of the Air Coordinating committee. The new move is one of a series designed to reduce the risk of air collisions between commercial and military aircraft, such as the crash last Tuesday in which 12 persons were killed near Brunswick, Md. Other actions under consideration include the establishment of "specially reserved altitude blocks on key federal airways" aerial super-highways for cross-country flights.

Under orders sent out Saturday, which affect a "substantial number" of military planes, jets fly ing under 20,000 feet would be sub ject to Civil Aeronautics administration control. Takeoffs and landings for flights above 20,000 feet can be made by visual rules, if the weather permits. Quesada described the new regulation as "the first in a series of steps which it is believed can be taken as interim measures." He said the committee will meet again Wednesday to take up other measures. Charles Starkweather, 19- men returned a verdict of guilty of first degree murder. T.

Clement Gaughan, attorney who battled vainly to prove a plea of insanity at the scowling objection of his ostensibly uncon cerned client, said "I presume Charlie got what he wanted." TRIED FOR MURDER Starkweather was tried for the murder of Robert Jensen, 17, of Bennet, Neb. He was accused of killing 11 persons last January. The jury deliberated six hours and 19 minutes before returning the verdict which prosecutor El mer Scheele called "correct and proper." The county attorney added: "It took a courageous jury such as this to meet its responsibilities as good citizens and to fulfill its obligations to society." Under Nebraska law, a jury is empowered to sentence a de fendant to death after it has found him guilty of first degree mur- See STARKWEATHER, Page 7 Fight Looms On Bill To Aid Red Countries WASHINGTON (INS) A Senate fight looms over a provision in a $3.7 billion foreign aid authorization bill which permits the U. S. to grant assistance to Iron Curtain countries.

The Senate foreign relations committee approved the measure Friday after making a $230 million cut. A principal feature in the bill is an amendment by Sen. John F. Kennedy whose proposal would allow the President to extend economic assistance to all Soviet bloc countries, except Russia, Red China and North Korea, if he found it was in the U. S.

interest. Worth? Head for Farm If You Care for Longer Life FRESNO, Calif. (INS) If you want a healthy, long life, unworried by the possiblity of being cut short by an early heart attack, head back to the farm. Statis-ics show you have a better chance there than in the tnoch Carl bmithey, 27, ot Neptune, escape is noth ing new. Their crime careers al ready included three previous flights from the Brushey Moun tain penitentiary, Petros, Tenn.

HACKSAW BLADES The escapees used hacksaw blades to saw a padlock from a wire mesh screen, and to cut through a heavy steel bar to re move the screen. They then sawed through another inch-thick bar and crawled out a foot-wide opening which led to a roof. Visitors who had talked with the Tennesseeans through bars Friday morning were possible suspects as the suppliers of hacksaw blades. The searching officers combed the huge federal building, now undergoing remodeling, in addi- 66 CALLS! Property owners are reporting increased business in rentals the past tew weeks. With the coming of beautiful spring weather cornea the urge to find an apartment or house more suitable for the family.

WEST LAFAYETTE, owner leaving. Roomy 3-bedrooom house, unfinished upstairs, full base-ment with garage. Ph. 9-0000. Rented! This landlord reported at least 66 calls in response to this ad so that leaves at least 6 5 families hunting different housing.

CALL 2-4011 To List Your House Or Apartment Our Special 3-Day Rate Offers You A Continued Rate But Can Be Cancelled At Any Time-Ask Us About It! How Much Is Love Dr. Wilford H. M. Morris, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Purdue university, disclosed the figures Friday before the annual meeting of the California Heart association in Fresno. They were these: The average age at death of non-farming heart attack victims is 67; the average age of farmer heart attack victims is 74.3 more than seven years older than their city cousins.

HER PLAY IN UNHAPPY ENDING Latest play by Agatha Christie had an unhappy ending ill London. The final curtain accidentally came down almost a minute too soon at the first-night performance of "The Verdict" Critics panned the play but what they didn't know was that they hadn't seen it all. (AP Wirephoto) To Dr. O'DeJJ: $490,000 notice to the world mat the commandment, "Thou Shalt not Covet Thy Neighbor's is a commandment to be kept." Dr. McVey, now an obstetrician residing in Reno, entered no defense in the case.

He did not appear in court Friday. Odell testified McVey frequently visited him and his wife, Elaine, 30, and sometimes took her to plush night spots. DAUGHTER BORN Friedman said a daughter was born to Mrs. Odell April 5 and that a blood test showed Odell was not the father. McVey was divorced from his wife in 1956.

Odell's wife has filed a divorce suit charging cruelty and desertion. Odell, in a cross bill, charges her with adultery and names McVey as correspondent. CHICAGO (AP) An attorney's plea to a woman-dominated jury that "you may wonder if any woman's love is worth $490,000" helped win the case Friday for his client, a Chicago physician. A Circuit court panel deliberated less than a hour, and awarded the $490,000 to Dr. Lester Odell, 47.

Odell had sued Dr. Emerson McVey, 46, a life-long friend and best man at his wedding, for alienation of his wife's affections. HIGHEST EVER Court observers called the award by the panel of seven women and four men the highest ever returned by an Illinois jury in such a case. "You may not think a woman's love is worth $490,000, but it genuinely was to the doctor. This other man (McVey) was his best friend and betrayed attorney Sol Friedman said.

"I ask you members of the jury to serve dying were recited for him..

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