Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana on January 13, 1956 · 1
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Friday, January 13, 1956
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COMPLETE NEWS COVERAGE tAt Associated Press iir United Press jlr International News Service ir AP Wirephotos AP Special Sports Wire j u & iMMirai3 U R ALL DEPTS.' PHONE NO. 2-4011 NORTHWESTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER WANT AD PHONE NO. 2-4011 20 Pages Five Cents Vol. 37 No. 11 rxr MUM . t AtiAVT'rivrr' TTTPOTiT APAVPTTP TMFI TTPTnAV T?.VF.TMTNn JANUARY 13. T9nfi The Courier Established 1831 . f " 1 1 " . " " w to Wickard in U.S. Senate Race 3 'C 4 III I If lrf-ll I I -I I Pill District Democrats Sidestep . Indorsement Of Johnston, Branigin WINAMAC Claude R. Wickard of Camden, former U. S. secretary of agriculture, announced his candidacy here Thursday night for the Democratic nomination for United States senator, and immediately was indorsed by unanimous vote of Second district Democratic leaders. The district leaders sidestepped giving indorsement to either . Thomas R. Johnston of West La-' fayette, or Roger D. Branigin of ; Lafayette, both of whom are con-j sidered as probable Democratic candidates for governor. Wickard, Johnston and Branigin were special guests at a district meeting in the Eagles home 4 here, and all gave brief talks, pre-I icting Democratic victories, at I the polls next November. Wickard, 62-year-old Carroll ij county farmer, served as secre-"i tary of agriculture from 1940 to 1945, and then was administrator of the Rural Electrification administration. He is a former member of the Indiana Senate. The resolution indorsing Wick ard was introduced by John Merrill, Carroll county Democratic chairman. LONE DEMO CHOICE? Oscar M. Pipes of Lafayette, Tippecanoe county Democratic chairman, predicted after the meeting that Wickard would have no opposition in his bid for the y. senate nomination at the party's t: t no Tf state convention iiuue o. nominated, his Republican oppo nent, according to most political forecasters, would be Senator Homer E. Capehart, now bidding for renommation. Confronted with an apparent necessity for choosing between Johnston and Branigin for the governor nomination, the district leaders decided to postpone such action. Pipes said a meeting would be called within two weeks to con sider an indorsement in the governor race. While neither Branigin nor Johnston has announced definite intentions in the governor race, Johnston indicated that he plans to make a formal announcement of candidacy next week. Johnston is director of public information for Purdue univer sity, while Branigin is a widely known attorney. Earlier, Branigin had been mentioned as a CLAUDE R. WICKARD . . . Ex-Agriculture Head TWO OFFICIALS INVITED AS WITNESSES Grand Jury To Ca'U Rardin's Deputy In Toll Road Case. f -; ;-; ; ?; I fe- -Aw V S4r ;--T. T Red Police Fire Over British Jeep Wrecked in Berlin BERLIN (UP) Communist police fired six warning shots over the head of British soldiers Friday in an un successful attempt to prevent a British repair crew from removing a wrecked military police jeep from the East- West border. Maj. Gen. R. A. Cottrell Hill, Berlin's British commandant, im mediately protested the action to Maj. Gen. P. A. Dibrova, Berlin's Soviet commandant. 50 TROOPS RUSHED No casualties were reported in the incident. But the 25 Communist "peo ples police" involved allowed the British to remove the jeep only after the British rushed 50 armed soldiers to the scene on the dou ble and after a Soviet officer in tervened. SOVIET OFFICER PRAISED A British spokesman praised the behavior of the Soviet officer. He said the Communist police withdrew and allowed the jeep to be towed away as soon as the Soviet officer was informed of the nature of the dispute. Anoth NO REPORT ON FIFTH INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Prosecutor John G. Tinder Friday invited Lt. Gov. Harold W. Handley and Secretary of State Crawford F. Parker to tell the grand jury Monday anything they know about a reported toll road bribe solicitation. The grand jury is investigating an accusation that State Auditor Curtis E. Rardin. Rensselaer, asked Albert J. Wedeking, toll road commission director, for "cash in advance" to approve use of state highway funds for a toll road survey. Rardin has said he was trying to "trap" Wedeking. Tinder said a subpoena will be issued summoning Allen J. Lind-ley, Rardin's deputy, to testify Monday. He said the grand jury wants to hear from everyone who might "shed any more light" on the case. There were reports that Rardin had discussed the case with all three officials. The grand jury will be in session until June 30. TinrUr said he -will not issue a BiiVirwna to reauire Rardin to testify. Continued on Page 4 THE WEATHER BOSTON'S RED SOX appear serious about their new farm system affiliations in Lafayette. Johnny Murphy, director of the Boston farm system, sent one of his most capable groundskeep-ers here Thursday to give expert advice on improving the playing field at Columbian park stadium. Joe Mooney, groundskeep-er for Louisville last season and on his way to a similar assignment with San Francisco this year, is shown above with John Eberle (center) and John Rosser (left). Eberle is the stadium groundskeeper and Rosser the 1956 general manager of the Lafayette Red Sox in the Midwest league. "Thia is the best Class D setup I've seen in organized baseball," Mooney told local officials.. (Staff Photo) LAFAYETTE and vicinity: Fair with little change in temperature tonight and Saturday. Low tonight, 20; high tomorrow, 40. ' Indiana: Fair with little chanee in temperature tonight and Saturday. Low tonight north, 15-20, in south, 20-25. SimHav outlook Fair and a little warmer. Extended forecast: Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal: normal maximum 32 north to 42 south; normal minimum 14 north to 23 south; slowing rising trend through the week end. turning colder Monday or Tuesday. Precipitation around one-tenth inch, occurring as rain Monday or Tuesday. , Conditions as recorded by the Purdue airport: Temperature at 8:30 a. m. Thursday, 26; at 8:30 a. m. Friday, 20. High for period from 6:30 a. m. Thursday to midnight. 40; low from 6:30 p m. Thursday to 6:30 a. m. Fri day. 20. Precipitation, none. Sun sets tonight at 4:43; rises tomorrow at 7:09. 'Soil Bank' Gets Senate Priority From Wire Services WASHINGTON Sen George D. Aiken (R.-Vt.), senior Republican on the Senate agri culture committee, voiced confl dence Friday that "we can get together on a soil bank plan. And Sen. Allen J. Ellender (D.- La.). the committee chairman, assigned top priority to the soil bank in the committee's efforts to write a new farm law based on recommendations President Eisenhower made to Congress Monday. In essence, the soil bank pro gram contemplates that farmers would be paid federal subsidies for voluntarily taking land out of the production of crops which are in surplus and planting them to grass and trees. Ellender said that in addition to the soil bank, his committee will consider: Disposal of surpluses, a price support loan limit, parity formu las. whether to retain flexible supports, and a two-price system for crops used in the U. S. or for food, and those exported or used for feed. Other congressional news: SCHOOL AID The Senate's top Democratic education expert said legislation incorporating the President's school aid program has a good chance of passage. But Chairman Lester Hill of the labor and public welfare com mittee, warned the segregation issue could kill it. Four Bodies Believed Yank Missionaries' QUITO. Ecuador (AP) The arrival of a ground search party at a campsite in rugged Auca Indian country was awaited Friday to identity tour bodies Deiievea tnose of missinsr American missionaries. There was no repor on a fifth missing evangelist A U. S. Air Force helicopters crew which remained at the scene reported by radio telephone the finding of the bodies Thursday night. Its messages did not identify any of them. An Air Force spokesman in Panama in touch with the searchers said if the bodies were identified as those of the mis-sionaires they would be buried at the scene. He added that two "American-looking" men air searchers had sighted earlier in two canoes with four Indians had been identified definitely as Ecuadorians. A search for the Protestant missionaries began last week end after they disappeared in an area on the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes. They had flown in to Christianize the Auca tribesmen The helicopter, after finding the bodies, combed a seven-mile area around the camp but saw no sign of life. Members of the missionary party were Peter Fleming, Se attle, Wash., Nathanial Saint, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; James Elliot, Portland, Ore.: Edward McCulley, Milwaukee.; and Rog er Youdenan, Lansing, Mich. Entries in Fleming's diary, found at the base camp, indi cated the missionaries were lured to the Curaray river by signs of friendship from some of the tribesmen. They apparently were seized Sunday. er Soviet officer had refused ear lier to intervene with the Red police. The incident occurred when a British patrol jeep carrying three military policemen crashed against a tree on the border of the British and Soviet sectors of Berlin. The jeep came to a halt with its front wheels in West Berlin territory and its back wheels in the Soviet zone, West German police reported. PASSENGERS INJURED Police said the Communist bor der guards did not interefere when rescue teams pulled the injured military policemen-from the jeep to get them to a hospital. But they threatened other Brit ish soldiers with their carbines when they attempted to remove the jeep. Navy and Air Force Pick Launching Site For Earth Satellite Patrick Firing Range Extends Over Atlantic Ocean, Southeastward Test Dates for 1 957 Project Not Set. w a RTTTKfJTON fAP) The Navy and Air Force an nounced Friday that the launchingsite for the earth satellite project will be Patrick Air Force base, Cocoa, Fla. TVia wr. catttiVpc sa irl thf base was selected ' on the basis of operational requirements for large rocket launch- ings, and is suitable to the, scientific needs of the pro gram." The base has a firing range for rocket and missile tests which extends southeastward over the Atlantic. TEST FIRINGS FIRST The statement recalled a pre vious announcement mat lesi firings of the components of the satellite would be carried out first, although exact launching dates have not been determined. It added that a complete "vanguard" satellite unit "will be launched after flight tests of the components indicate that there is a good chance of putting the satellite into orbit." ANNOUNCED IN JULY The satellite plan, to be part of the International Geophysical Year in 1957-58, was announced Jury Deadlock Ends Trial , , , by President Eisenhower last July. Under the program, several satellites are to be fired into the lower fringes of space. It is an- ticiDated that they will orbit around the earth at altitudes of several hundred miles for several days or weeks. At the time of the Presidents announcement, scientists said the satellite probably would be about the size of a basketball. There have been indications since that they were thinking in terms of a somewhat larger sphere. Last October the JNavy, wnicn has been assigned the over-all job of directing the launching program, announced that a contract for building the vehicle had been let to the Glenn L. Martin company of Baltimore. The Gen eral Electric company holds a sub contract with Martin for part of the propulsion system. Other contracts ior other components are being made. WHERE TO LOOK Amusements Classified Today's Chuckle Mother's closet tidy and neat; Sister's closet simple and sweet. Father's closet "Fair could fix it; Junior's closet cyclone hit it. Sanity Trial Set or March 5 In Air Bombing DENVER (AP) A jury trial is set to start March 5 to deter mine if John unhert u ran am was sane last Nov. 1 when he is accused of dynamiting an airliner that hurled his mother and 43 others to death. Trial on the sanity issue was requested by court-appointed defense attorneys who rejected the findings of four psychiatrists that the 23-year-old defendant was sane. In effect, the doctors found Graham knew right from wrong and could refrain from doing wrong. The defense had its choice of having a separate trial on the sanity issue or including it in a trial to determine Graham's guilt or innocence to charges of I murdering his mother Mrs. Dais-ie E. King, 55. The sanity trial expected to last about 10 days will focus on the testimony of the four psychiatrists, who will report on their examinations of Graham. Details of the bombing of the United Air Lines plane will prob ably come into this trial only incidentally. If Graham is found sane, he will then be tried on his plea of innocent to the murder charge If the jury finds him insane he would be committed to Colorado state hospital .never to be tried on the murder charge. The four-day trial of a 21-year-old Dayton man on charges of robbery and assault and battery ended at 12 :30 a. m. Friday with a "hung" jury. The lurv m the trial of Henry Arndt m 'lippecanoe Circuit court was discharged after nine hours of delibera tion when it informed Judge Paul D. Jbwan that it could not agree upon a verdict. The jury retired to consiaer the case at 3:30 p. m. Thursday. Prosecutor Robert F. Munro said Friday he "expects to try the case again," but he has not requested a new trial date as yet. SENTENCE REJECTED At one point during the nine hours, the jury returned a ver dict finding Arndt guilty of petit larceny, but Judge Ewan found it to be "defective." Judge Ewan said the petit larceny verdict could not be accented hv the court because the jurors recommended a sentence ' which was not in keeping with the law. The recommendation of the jury was that Arndt be sentenced to six months on the state penal farm, and that he be placed on probation for 18 months after being released from the farm. "This kind of sentence is not provided for by law," the judge said. "When a man has served his sentence, which in this case would have been six months, he"" ptpaimijiiiBgwwinmniiiiiii.iii mjmnn .u.umi . v A. . A-Tests in Pacific This Spring Will Be Weaker, U. S. Says WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is going ahead this spring with more atomic weapons tests in the Pacific. Apparently heeding outcries from abroad, how ever, it will tone down the nuclear oiasrs. In what amounted to an offi-S cial rejection at this time of de- HENRY ARNDT ... Awaits New Trial has discharged his obligation, and the law cannot place him on probation." The jury could have returned Hoosier Tells Theft Continued on Page 41 Gets Tinal Notice SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) Caryl Chessman, author of best seller "Cell 2455, Death Row," re ceived a "final notice" Thursday from the Internal Revenue serv ice asking for $3,433.62 in unpaid 1954 taxes and interest. The convict, who still is fighting through courts his 1948 death sentence for kidnap-rape, was advised: "Avoid the inconvenience, embarrassment and additional costs that result from further delay." PHOENTX, Ariz. (AP) Mrs. Charlotte Winski, wife of an In diana steel company executive, reported Thursday night that about $25,000 worth of jewelry was taken from her room at the I Arizona Biltmore hotel nere. mands that all the big powers quit testing nuclear weapons, the Atomic Energy commission and Defense department announced Thursday night: 1. Preparations are under way for a series of nuclear tests to begin this spring at the Eniwetok proving grounds in thz Marshall islands of the mid-Pacific. LACK OF PACT CITED 2. Because there are .no "effective international agree-ments" in effect to limit or control armaments, the United States must continually endeavor "to maintain the most modern, efficient military strength for the purpose of peace." 3. The tests will involve use of weapons for which the power will be "substantially below that of the maximum 1954 test." This reference, in a supplemen- Ike Creates Board WASHINGTON (AP) President Eisenhower Friday created an eight-man board of "outstanding citizens" to review periodically "the foreign intelligence ac tivities of the government. The announcement said the board was being established with the full approval of Allen Dulles, CIA director, and at the recommendation of the Hoover commission. Eisenhower named Dr. James R. Killian Jr, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as chairman of the board. Continued on Page 4 Bridge Aid Assured WASHINGTON (UP) A group of Indiana officials said Friday they "have assurances" that federal funds will be available to help pay for construction of a $13 million toll bridge across the Ohio river at New Albany, Ind. MASSACHUSETTS BEGINS PROSECUTING 10 AS FBI TELLS OF BRINK'S CRIME Raps Tactomania' WASHINGTON (INS) Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson charged the Eisenhower administration Thursday night with "pactomania" which he described as driving the free world into too many blocs. Acheson declared that both the five-nation Baghdad pact in the Middle East and the Southeast Asian Treaty organization have done more harm than good. Planning for New Bridge Over Wabash Here Goes But May Take Two -Years On, Comics, Crossword . "Deaths Editorials, Columns Frankfort . Ularkets Radio, TV Sports West Lafayette, Purdue Women's Page 8 13-17 19 4 6 12 18 8 10,11 5 9 Although ensineerin0: work on the proposed new bridge over the Wabash at Lafayette is continuing1, it will take possibly two years to complete plans, the Journal and Courier has been inlormea.,' Persistent rumors here that the state highway commission had taken the project off the drawing boards are denied by a top source. RUMOR DENIED "The rumor is untrue," states Virgil W. Smith, chairman of the commission, in a letter to this newspaper. The report had caused deep and widespread concern among civic leaders of the community, who have been doing a great deal of work to bring the project to realization. The rumor was all the more disturbing as well as surprising because of repeated assurances that preliminary work, under vay for over a year, was progressing. Surveys have been completed and last year the highway commission let a ' contract to obtain soundings for the bridge foundings. This contract was carried out and a report made to the commission. - MONEY BY THEN Everything was thought to be proceeding in steady and orderly fashion until reports began cir culating that the project had been dropped. After denying the rumor, Mr Smith writes in his letter: "The plans are still on the board and the department has been working right along on them. As you understand, this is Saturday's Magazine PURDUE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI are helping students now in college by contributing to a scholarship fund which they set up a little over a decade ago. The Page one story tells of their help. ICTURES OF THE FACDUTIES and personnel of Lafayette's division of the new federal court are in the center spread of this Saturday's magazine section. MEMBERS OF THE LAFAY ETTE Church of Christ learned quite a bit about hammering and measurements, when they used snare hours to erect a building on Elmwood avenue. The story of the erection of the new church is on Page 10. Continued on Page 8 FOUR JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL band members tell about their trip to Miami, the Orange Bowl and the parades in a story written with the help of their director, Richard Bowles. See Page 20. BOSTON (AP) Massa chusetts Friday began prose cution proceedings against 10 of the 11 ex -convicts named by the FBI as the gunmen who staged the nation's biggest cash robbery the $1,218,211 Brink's haul of six years ago. None of the loot was recovered. The federal government turned the case over to the state for prosecution. State law enforcers announced that a grand jury would begin hearing evidence Friday against the 10 living men. The federal complaints charged conspiracy to violate U. S. laws bank robbery and theft of government property. The FBI's jurisdiction is based upon the fact that cash, checks, post al notes and United States mon ey orders of the Federal Reserve bank and the Veterans administration district office in Boston were included in the loot. COULD GET 'LIFE' Under Massachusetts law the men, if convicted, couia oe sentenced to life imprisonment be cause masks were used in the robbery. The six newly arrested men were arraigned before a federal commissioner and held in bail totaling $670,000. The FBI has been working on the case relentlessly since the men went through six locked doors of the Brink's money-carrying firm on the second floor of a waterfront garage and sur prised five guards. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover ' V - ' "-i t jX"' "' " """" I X" jf J - V""" Continued on Page 8 ARRESTED IN BRINKS ROBBERY Anthony Pino, 48, of Boston (right), and Adolph Maffie, 44, of North Quincy, arrested in Brinks million-dollar robbery handcuffed and manacled together leave U. S. marshall's office in Boston following their arraignment. At left is unidentified FBI officer. U. S. Commissioner Francis H. Farrell continued their cases for two weeks for hearing. He set bail at $110,000. (AP Wirephoto) 4

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