Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 21, 1949 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, September 21, 1949
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THE WEATHER Fair and cooler iu noi-th ana central portions tonight, cloudy in the extreme south with showers this evening. Fair and pleasant Thursday. Temperature 1 a. m. 46 degrees; 12 noon. 62 degrees. Pollen count—155. PUBLIC ( "YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER he Service Of The Community For Over One Hundred Years HOME EDITION Founded 1844—Volume 104 nnril United P'rral Wlr«» Dnj and LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING,- SEPTEMBER 21, 1949 For Alt Department* t*hon« 4141 Price Per Copy—Five Cents TRUMAN ASKS NEW STEEL TRUCE Keep Hopes AHve To End Coal StrikelEggjffi Three Million Is Paid Into Welfare Fund Northern and Western Operators Make Contribution as Lewis Leaves to Attend Conference. In the soft coal dispute, northern and western mine operators who previously had failed to do so paid $3,000,000 into the wel- far fund of John 1<. Lewis' striking United Mine Workers for the month of July. Most northern and western operators had continued the welfare payments, but the failure of southern operators and some ol the others to pay had touched off the walkout ot a half million minei's. Lewis left Washington to attend negotiations with the northern and western operators at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., late today. Negotiations also were scheduled with southern operators at Bluefield., "W. V."., where union representatives threatened to break off the contra.t discussions If welfare payments are not made. Virginia operators announced that they have agreed to pay to "keep faith" with Lewis. Tori Keports Progress At Detroit, the Ford Motor Co. announced it was making "real progress" in pension and Insurance discussions with the CIO United Automobile "Workers whose 115.000 1 ord members threaten to strike Sept. 29. It was reported . that the company Was preparing an £9i cent , "welfare package" along the line i-ecommended in the steel dispute. Ford already contributes 1 1-1 cents toward em- ploye insurance- -. The steel, coal and automotive ilispntes were the big ones, but ; .ller s' ";es idled additional thousands in other Industries, Including newspapers, railroads and rubber. At Cincinnati, stereotypers of the city's three daily papers struck hi a v.'age dispute hut publishers raid they plan to continue publishing despite the walkout. The 6S members of the AFL. Stereotypers' local -struck to enforce, demands for a weekly -wage of $96. .The three papers had offered 593. Including the 480,000 coal millers, a total of 610.000 American workers were on strike or idled by strikes loday. That figure would swell to 1.925,000 if the .steelworkera and Ford employes struck on schedule during the next seven days. CIO United Electrical Workers threatened a strike against Westinghouse and General Electric corporations. The chain reaction Of fuel and material shortages eventually might idle close 'to 3,000,000 em- ployes. • JUST HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? Convict Hunt Now Centers At Franklin Two Michigan Fugitives Now Believed in Hiding in Wooded Area Near Camp Atterbury. FRANKLIN. Ind., Sept. 21—(UP) —A state police plane combed a wooded area around Camp Atterbury today in a search for a stolen automobile and two escaped Michigan convicts wanted for kidnap- . ing and car theft. Sam Leib. 3!K and Henry Sliel- ton. 42. who fled the Northern Michifiiu state prison at Marquette Sept. ;", have baen hunted for two days in a stolen auto. They were believed seen by a truck driver in western Bartholomew county yesterday, 'spurring the search in Brown county's scenic tills where police feared they may have hidden. Today, members of a state highway maintenance crew told police they saw a "man of questionable appearance" walking along Ind. 252 between Samaria and Trafalgar (Johnson county). They 'said he ran into a woods as their truck approached. Plane Joins Manhunt Although iopaiisport utilities will feel no. jmuieiliute pinch for Supt. Arthur M: Thurston of coal, Superintendent of Utilities Robert E. Price (above) Is somewhat i state police ordered a plane to go apprehensive .about tin future after the current coiil supply is ex- ] aloft ;;nd tomb the Brown and Iiauslcd. At present, however, the city has" CHOiigh conl 1o last for nt j Johnson county area around Camp ! least two months. There nrc 40 carloiuls of conl at this storage point j Atterbury. The object of the search nnd 15 nt another. Several cars on the siding ha-r not been unloaded. I was a tan automobile stolen near WORK ON THE LIGHTER SIDE first step in the erection of new downtown street lights is ing taken by Merrill Gaby who is shown drilling out a place for the Appeal Is Made to Steel Industry and Unions After Mediation Conference Fails to Make Progress in Heading Off Walkout Called for Saturday Midnight. WASHINGTON, Sept. 21—(UP)—President Truman today' asked for another six-day extension of the steel strike truce. The present truce expires at 12:01 a. m.. EOT., Sunday. Philip Murray, President of the CIO Steehvorkers Union and representatives of major steel companies promised federal mediation Director Cyrus S. Ching an answer sometime tomorrow. Ching, who has been meeting with both sides for the past three days, recessed the talks until Friday. Mr. Truman's request was made in-a letter to both sides and read by Ching. He acted on a recommendation by Ching who went to the White House earlier today with his face-saving formula to avert a nationwide shut-down at 12:01 a. m., Sunday. Mr. Truman asked the parties to continue work under present conditions until 12:01 a. m., Saturday, Oct. 1. •, He called on them to begin col- | lective bargaining immediately on j the recommendations of his fact> I finding board for settlement of th» i dispute. He said that Ching would be personally available to aid the parties in reaching an agreement. Says National Interest Endangered But if the coal strike is-'extended over hvo months, the picture will not Ije-rosv. Culver Youth Dies of Polio INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 21—(UP) —Indiana's polio death toll for 1949 reached SO today, setting a new record. TliR death ot Edward H. Strapon, Heads of Local Employment I 22. Culver, an ImiUna university and Compensation Offices j junior, was added to the Indiana Attending Training School, j stat'e health board's list yesterday. i -" * George Vaughan, who has been Vaughan, Erb To Assume New Duties Oct. 1 head of the unemployment corn- Previously, the niost deaths in a single calendar year occurred in 1340. There -were 79 that year. pensatioti office in this city since | The cr>-j total reached 777, near- February, 1946, is attending a j ] y 100 more than the previous rec- threc-day training meeting iu Indianapolis preparatory to becoming director of both that office find j 92 counties. the local office of the Indiana State Employment service October 1. ord for a one-year -period, and polio hail touched 71 of the state's Fowler two. clays ago. Their trail, -which ended at Fowler when they took a farmer's auto MonS'y, appeared to have been picked up cgain yesterday in Bartholomew county vest of Columbus. There, truck driver A. J. Driscoll reported two' men stopped him on a narrow detour road, tried to rob him of money and gasoline, arid drove away when they found lie had little of either. Di-iscoll told Sheriff Richard Thayer at Columbus the first four numbers of the license plate of the car the men drove -were S561. Those corresponded with the tags on the stolen car. Driscoll's description of one of the men tallied perfectly with that I of one of the convicts, Thayev said. ! The trucker told authorities the men headed west toward the Brown county hills. " pole foundation at tlie northeast corner of Sixth anil Broad way. The j early adjournment. Civil Rights Fight Slows Up Congress Bickering Dims Hopes Early Adjournment Despite Speed-Up Schedule. WASHINGTON, Sept. 21—(UP) —Congress stepped up its pace today, working in double harness for the first time in a month, but the threat of a new civil rights squabble dampened hopes ot an | cord'caTbc" reached "without a work Mr. Truman said an agreement of i Is vital in the national interest and for democracy everywhere in th* world. Mr. Truman's truce extension proposal postponed indefinitely submission of any specific proposal by the government for a settlement of the issues on their merits. The government still hopes that an ac- Intersection of light lines and water and gas mains iinfrrncatli the pavement at unpredictable places Is making the ;iol> touchy going, according to Gaby, who also reports that the drill strtii'k limestone a few Ject down at Sixth and Korth str<rts. Offering some free nil•vice on the job Is BJek Garner* while C. E. Pearson looks on. (I'liaros-Trihune Devaluation Lacks Labor Support Clark Siferd Dies at 93 Cass Breeders Set Friday as Deadline For Barbecue Tickets Persons planning to.attend the meeting preparatory to becoming j Cass county Livestock Breeders' director of the combined employ- i Association barbecue, to be held ment and compensation offices at j Tuesday evening, September 27, at the Cass county fairgrounds, are Ralph Erb. who has been director of the local Employment service office since May 1. 184S, also is attending the three-day trainin Peru. Assistant ('boson I UllV| kUVIW i Clark H. Siferd, father of Glen i Siferd of this city, was found dead j in bed Wednesday morning at 8:30 I at his home in Burncttsville. He British Chancellor of Exche-jwas 93 years old. He had been ill quer Will Meet With Trade , for some time but his sudden death Union Council Leaders. | was unexpected. Mr. Siferd was born May 13, 1856, Democratic leaders put the Senate on overtime, ordering long hours and night sessions if necessary. House members returned from an unofficial four-week vacation, presumably rested and ready for work. Leaders called for fast action on a remaining pile ot legislation, and said they saw no reason wliy Congress couldn't quit soon until January. Most members viewed this as whistling in the dark. "With a half-dozen "must" bills already on the Senate's list of unfinished busi_css, the administration yesterday pinned an urgent label on two more, and said a civil rights bill is still in tlie "possible" category. Demand Arms Showdown The figure of G10.000 workers al- j At .the same time it. was annoim- ready idled Included more than i C ed that Fred Kline of Indianapolis 2S.500 railroad men laid off because of the- coal strike and 15,000 farm will come here to serve as assistant manager of the combined local laborers idled in the San Joaauin j offices. valley of central California by a i Heretofore, the Peru employment wage dispute between the AFL o f£j ce ] ias t, eell served on an itiner- Farm Labor growers. Union and cotton Charles Sweeney, 60, Railroad Engineer, Succumbs at Home Charles F. Sweeney. 60, Pcnn- nylvimia- railroad engiuecv, died at 7:30 p. in. Tuesday at his home. 1625 Spear street, after a lingering. Illness. He was l;orn May 3. 1SS9. in New Albany, Ind.. the son of Francis and Sulisse (Frevillel Sweeney. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Doctors Hold District Meet A large delegation of local physicians went to Delphi Wednesday to attend the S2nd semi-annual meeting of the llth Indiana Coun- urged to purchase their tickets by | cilor District Medical association Friday evening in order that -the j in the Delphi armory. Speakers during the afternoon business session were to include LONDON, Sept. 21 — (UP) — Sir j Stafford Cripps. still lacking support for his devaluation policy from the Trades Union Congress, agreed today to - meet with his general council next Monday night, the eve of the probable parliament. reconvening of committee in charge of the barbecue may complete its plans. ant basis from the local office. -™<1 in order to do so they must with a representative in Peru a j k !l 0 J\^°Iu 1 " aJIly 1)evsons are plan ~ couple days per week. County Agent John W. Connelly | Dr . B rice Fitzgerald of this city, announced that committee mem- j using the subjcct . "Neoplasams of bers and directors of the A^ssocia- tion will meet Friday evening to complete plans for the .barbecue, The TUC general council refused last night to pass judgment 011 the need for devaluation of the pound, a step that will lead at once to 'increased prices for bread and flour and one the government insists requires frozen wages. at Salem, 0.. the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Siferd. He-came to Georgetown as a boy, and lived there until his marriage, when he moved to \Vabash, where he resided until moving to Logansport in 1909. In 1913 he took up residence on a farm in Jefferson township, and then in 1917 moved to Burnettsville, where he had lived since that time. The deceased married the former Rachel Ann Lambert, who died December 5, 1S99. Children surviv- _, ., , , . „ . i in S of that marriage are a daugh- Ihe council appealed to Cripps. t er, Mrs. B. L. Hurley, at the Burn- :he Head and Neck," illustrated with colored slides. Other speakers were Dr. James Stack, associate professor of bone chancellor of the - exchequer, to meet with it and explain not only the financial step but its possible consequences to Cripps agreed. organized labor. ettsville. home, and three sons, Frost, Portland, Ore.. Ralph, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada, and Glen, of Logansport. Mr. Siferd later married Alice ning to attend. i The barbecue gupper bfi The move to streamline the op- | servea at G:30 o'clock Tuesdav eve- „ „ „„. „. Herbert Morrison, tua labor gov-j Close, who also preceded him in and joint surgery at Northwestern ernment's parliamentary leader, , death in 1937. A daughter by that university Dr "R A Solomon of ''• >vas £1 >" in E home trom Southern j marriage, Mrs. Carl Pauley, Michi- France to confer with Prime Min- ! gan City, aiso survives. The aged stoppage. Ching steered cautiously away from any optimistic forecasts. But he told reporters as he called th« disputants to a third day's conferences that "if you can keep things going, you are always developing new angles." Union a:;d industry sources saw a "hopeful sign" in the very fact that talks were still going on. Union President Philip Murray had to postpone for 24 hours a strike strategy meeting in Pittsburgh in order to attend. Vice-president John A. Stephens of U. S. Steel Corp. said the industry's agreement to keep talking "means that we haven't given up hope." Prepare for Strike However, the industry went - ., , , , i ahead with plans for a strike. Beth- In other congressional develop-1 ]ehe]]] stee , Co took SQme Qf itg open-hearth and blast furnaces at Lackawanna, N. Y., out ot service and expected to start closing other! ments: Arms Aid — Some senators demanded a showdown on the role to be playeu by the atomic bomb soon. All plants were set to start in the Atlantic Pact defense plan. } banking their furnaces 36 hours in They said the arms aid program advance of the strike deadline. is nothing but a "pop gun" until j somebody answers the question o£ when, -where and by whom the A-bomb would be used in fending off aggression in Europe. Jacobs vs. Lesinski — Rep. Andrew Jacobs, D., Ind., charged Ching would not disclose what was said between him and the president. It was reported, however, that government labor experts have been working on a face-saving formula to head off a strike they believe neither tlie industry nor tlis that Chairman John Lesinski, D., I union wants. Mich., of the House labor com- j Presumably Cbiug went over thig mittee has "suppressed" an inves- j formula with the president today tigation by Jacobs into union rac- j before submitting it to. the disput- erations of the local oftices by designating a joint manager for ning at the fairgrounds. In case of rain, the meal will be served in , , both sections has been contemplat- the 4 _ H home economics building ed since. November. 19-16. when the I at the faivgrounds . Employment service returned to state operation. Governor Henry Schricker will be the principal speaker for the During the war the state contin- ; evening which will include euter- ues operation of the unemployment j tainment by Nancy Lee and the compensation section while the fed- Hilltoppers. featured entertainers ; eral government took over the Em- | on radio station WOWO of Fort i s P eatcer - ployment service. Upon the return j "Wayne. Special recognition also of the service to state supervision i Indianapolis, and Dr. F. II. "Whis- j ler. Wabash. district president. j Wives of the doctors were entertained at the Legion home by Mrs. Hubert Gros, wife of the president of the Carroll County Medical association. A banquet will be served in the Masonic temple at 6:30 o'clock with Dr. George Davis of Purdue as the each section remained under a sep- Catholic church of New Albany, the arale manager although the work B. of L. E. and the B. of L. F. & E. of the nvo sect i O ns was coordiu- Svirviving are the widow. May : a daughter. Mrs. Andrew Swartzell. . . Appointment, o: the combined SSSKSKS^: -ss -«,— «-,:'»;- SS^MS.E'SS as^JK-r 1 * l "° %ance. all of New Albany. Father Remallcus of St. Vincent's ' - , - . -., . church will conduct rites at 5 p. m. j j6COnd MOletl V-heCK Thursday at the Chase-Miller chap- i Cn«thpH at VinrPnnP<; el. The B. of L. E. and B. of L. F. . V-QSnCO QT VlPCCnneS The second of will be given to 4-H club members of Cass county who exhibited at the 1943 state fair. Tickets for the affair are available at the County Extension office. The public is invited to attend. County Draft Board Classifies 40 Men i Eichensehr Boosts Guards' Recruiting At Peru Assembly i Master Sergeant William Eichen; sehr. administrative assistant of 1 Headquarters company, local Na', tional Gun.rd unit, spoke to ' the : Peru high school student body | Wednesday afternoon to boost re- cniiting for Company A. which is ! Forty more men have been re- i i oc ated a t Bunker Hill. • classified by the Cass County Se- j Companies of the first battalion. ; lective Service board. 11 of them ,293rd Infantrv launched a recruit& E. will, hold combined ritualistic I The second of seven counter : having been placed in class 1-A. ; j llg campaign this week in an ef- scrvices at the funeral home at j checks, stolen from the Farmers & available for military service, ac- t - ort to bring the rifle units to full 7-30 p m. Thursday. Merchants State bank, was returned cording to Mrs. Bernice Hawthorne, strength. ''The body is to be taken to New from Yincennes Tuesday afternoon, clerk of the board. • Heavy Tank company, mean- Albany Friday morning, and will The state's No. 1 check passer: Those classified 1-A are: "William ; while, announced addition of three remain at the" George Schrader fu-| cashed this on,e for $45 and now j James. Herbert Arbrecht. Robert 'new recruits: Meredith D. McClure, neral home there until time of j has five remaining in his posses- : Rush. "Wayne Elkins. Charles Ger- ,17. o f 1705 High street: Robert D. services Saturday morning at the j sion. which police expect to be cir- j lach, Frederick Moss. Freddie Bau- Richeson. 17. of 1S26 High street: Holy Trinity church. Burial is to culated within the next several '. man. Pan! Buck. Edgar Webb. Rich-... and Granville Guy, SO, of 423 Miami be made in Fairview cemetery. I weeks. lard Murdeu and Andrew Kissinger. ! avenue. ister Clement Attlee tonight. | man also leaves 14 grandchildren, Morrison and Attlee will decide j 23 great-grand c h i 1 d r e n ; three to recall parliament for an extraor- great-great-grandchildren, and a dinary session of two or three days, sister, Mrs. James Heiny, Burnetts- probably starting Tuesday of next week. The cabinet probably will meet tomorrow or Fridaj'. Cripps already had started draft- } : ing his speech to parliament. He j New Real Estate will face severe criticism by both Conservatives and some members of his own party. keteering. Jacobs is a former labor lawyer-who has stood solidly behind the "fair deal." Diplomatic Spies — Sen. Herbert R. O'Connor, D., Md., said Secretary of State Dean Acheson took an "unfortunate" step when he urged the Senate not to pass a bill barring from this country foreign ville. Funeral arrangements are pending. Firm Incorporated ants. It was understood that Ching has Mr. Truman's full endorsement ot the proposed strike-preventing formula. Some sources said Ching's' formula probably will try to separate the pension issue from all other issues in dispute and get the parties diplomats believed bent on es- I back into collective bargaining, pionage or sabotage. Acheson had j . said passage of the bill would j Mli»r.:»» hamper him in his diplomatic re -| MiniMC i«ion*. • Estimated at $16,000 Government Workers — There , The es! . ate ol: the late M inni , are more ot them, not less, report- j Goltz, who died September 30, wa« ed a Senate committee. Chairman ; estimated at-$16.000 when it was T -"- L. McClellau, D., Ark-, said [.opened in the Cass circuit court. despite demands for economy, : , v ith the appointment of a son. i John i that Dr. Fred Terflinger Resigns Cancer Post Dr. Fred Terflinger resigned on j Tuesday evening as president of the board of directors of the Caas County Cancer Society when the board met in the city building. Merv. Emlcr, first vice-president, : The articles provide will succeed Dr. Terflmger as soon i shares of capital stock Articles at incorporation for i the. government had 129,375 more < Edward Runnleigh, Inc.. a new local real j employes on its payrolls on June i administrator. estate development company, were ! filed Wednesday . with County Re- j corder, Ada Arnold. t Directors and incorporators oflHurnCOne Moving the new corporation are Attorney!^ J D i D' George L. Brubaker, Florence B. ' OWOrO TUertO KlCO Brubaker and Mary E. Flory, all of - Brubaker 'is theresdent i agent. as the resignation is accepted. Dr. Terflinger plans to be out of the city this winter and said he does not feel he could do justice to the post under those circumstances. for 500 with no i par value. The incorporation pa- 1 pers previously were filed with the i secretary of state. FA1SE AIAEJI The only activity for local fire- 1. 1949, than on Jan. 1, 1948, when ; The lieirs of the estate, which the pay re 11 reached a postwar low. , includes $10.000 in personal prop; erty and $6.000 in real estate, are I the sou and three daughters, Mary j Norzinskay, El Paso, Tex.; Mar| tha Arnold, Logansport; and Hil- MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 21—(.UP)— j da Smith, Danville, 111. Landis and Hurricane warnings were ordered ' Landis are the attorneys for the up in Puerto Rico today. \ estate. The Sail Juan weather bureau ordered up the red and black hurricane flags in "Advisory Xo. 1" on a storm near the Virgin Islauds which was building up raplily to hurricane force. The. advisory located the storm Board of Works Has Full Program A full docket of business was scheduled for disposition at th« board of works' meeting Wednesday 100 miles southeast of St. Croix in | afternoon in the City building. the Virgin Islands. j Bids were to be opened for th« j.men Tuesday was a false alarm';. . Winds n . ear the center were 60 ; dredging and widening of the Goose The Cancer society board of di- ;'""°" ""?""""', " "To "/^.'-° = """'" ! miles per hour and were "believed i Creek area and in addition about rectors will meet again on Tues- i turned m at box 4S at Tipton and . to be j ncre a s ing rapidly i n intens- ; 30 applications for building permit! day, Oct. IS. | Tanguy streets at 7:45 p. m. j ity," the advisory said, j were to receive consideration.

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