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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Help Build A Better Community By Giving Generously To The Annual Community Chest Campaign THE WEATHER - INDIANA—Mostly cloudy Wednesday. Occasional rain this afternoon and in south portion tonight and .Wednesday. Cooler extreme north tonight. Temperature 7 a. m,' 65 degrees; 12 noon 72 degrees. • • Sunrise: 5:52 a. in. Sunrise: 5:52 a. m. t YOUR HOME TOWN XETWSPAPER A LOGAHSUPORTER HOME EDITION Founded 1844—Volume 104 Fnll-Lra»ri] United Prmm Wire* Day and LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1949 For All Dp|»«r(mentn l-hoit* 4141 .Price Per Copy— Five Cents LEWIS PEACE OFFER RUMORED Hurricane Rips Two Texas Report Two Million In Property Damage Tropical Storm Batters Galveston and Houston Driving 50,000 Persons From Their Homes. HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 4—(UP) A small but savage hurricane struck Houston and Galveston to- da3% driving 50,000 persons from their homes and causing an estimated $2,000,000 damage. ' The tropical storm hit the gull coast at Freeport, just west or "Galveston. with 100 mile an hour winds and then moved inland to buffet Houston with winds up to 90 miles an hour. In its wake ..the blow left hundreds of. thousands of dollars damage t« buildings, boats, piers and bulkheads along the coast cities, and loss to rice farmers alone was expected to exceed $1,000,000. The hurricane began losing its steam as it roared inland from Freeport, but heavy rains inflicted more damage on crops than the winds. At Palacios and Port Arthur the 48-hour rainfall -was in excess of 10 inches. Galveston had 6.07 inches and Houston 5.32. Heavy Tide (.'noses flood . Houston's 750,000 residents huddled in cellars or in public build- Ings as the hurricane struck at 2 a. m. The Red Cross reported little damage to buildings in the cijty. School classes coutimieiag usual today. • '" ' At Galveston, the hurricane threw a bis tide over the eitvjs seawall, flooding two federal housing projects, 100 private homes and 12 business houses under one to three feet of water, according to radio reports received by the Red Cross disaster headquarters at St. Louis. The tide hit at the west end ot the sea wall which was erected titter a hurricane in 1900 hurled forth a tidal wave that washed over the island resort city and killed 6,000 persons. First reports received by the Red Cross over an improvised net-work of amateur radio stations indicated that no one was hurt by today's tide but that 3,000 persons were forced from their homes. Officials said the damage and casualties might have been far heavier if Galveston had been hit by the storm's .full furry instead of receiving a glancing blow from its eastern fringe. County Schools Begin Testing Achievement Fire Prevention Programs Presented in Cass Rural Schools; Trustees to Meet Achievement tests, covering tool subjects and measuring skill, are being given in the Cass county Gaulf Ditch Assessments Due Dec. 31 Hundreds of Land Owners Affected by $100,000 Project In Cass And Three Other Counties December 31 has been set as the final day on which assessments on the cleanout and repair of the Gault ditch and its tributaries in Cass. White, Pulaski. and Fulton counties may be paid without_-interest by the affected land owners, it was announced Tuesday by County Auditor Paul Barnett. The ditch project, one of the biggest in recent years, is costing a total of $98,127.51, and hundreds o£ property owners, including residents of Royal Centre and Lucerne, will help pay the cost. The ditch drains laud in Van Buren and Indian Creek townships, Pulaski county; Cass township. White county; Boone and Harrison townships, Cass county; and Wayne township, Fulton county. Payment Due By Dec. 31 Errett Rouch, George Dilts and others had petitioned for the work on the ditch. The engineer in charge apportioned the cost of the ditch improvement as S6 percent of the assessments previously approved by the Pulaski circuit court. Cass county land owners affected by the work should pay their assessments to the county treasurer before December SI. After that time they will be placed on the tax duplicates and interest will 'be charged. Meanwhile. County Surveyor Charles Murphy reported that the cleanout & Little Rock Creek running through Washington, Tipton, and Jackson townships. Cass county, and Washington township, Carroll county, is rapidly iiearing completion. The work is' scheduled to be finished in November. • A hearing on the petition of Leo J. Crowe -for the construction of a new ditch in Clay township at aa estimated cost of ,?4.000 is to be held this morning. Seventeen people are affected, including the Pennsylvania railroad company and the county highway department. Announce Acts To Be Given In Shrine Show Eight Professional Acts Signed For Annual Entertainment on Saturday Night i oc Soft Coal Operators Await Miners' Move I Eight professional acts I presented at the annual will be Shrine show to be given Saturday night in Berry Bowl iu connection with the annual Shrine Frolic, it was announced today by Carl Monninger, co-.chairman of the show. Harry "Woo AVoo" Stevens, nationally known master of ceremonies, will be the M. C. for the show and will entertain with his banjo and songs. The other professional acts will include Myrt aud Girt, a comedy act; Noreen and Martin, novelty skating team; Buddy LaRue. also known as Sir Edward, who will do a sensational escape from a strait jacket while hanging, by his ankles from the roof of Berry-Bowl; Red Dickerson, a novelty washboard act. Peyton and Rave with their educated dogs; Belmont Brothers, jugglers; and Landon and Midgets, tumbling act. Various Shrine units will give demonstrations between the professional acts. Give Line Of March The order of march and the line of march for the big Shrine parade Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock also has been announced by Monninger, marshal of the parade. The line of march will be the same as last year. Units will form at Seventh and High. extending back to Race street and Riverside park. The procession will ' move south over Seventh to Market, west to .Second, north to Broadway, east to Sixth, north to High, and west to. the Shrine club. The order of march will be: color guard of National Guard, American Legion band. Logausport Tuxedo patrol, convertibles with local Shrine officials, other local dignitaries, and officials of Mizpah Temple. Fort Wayne; Mizpah units, Zorah Temple of Terra Haute dignitaries and units, Buddy LaRue driving car bliudfoicted. Murat temple of Indianapolis dignitaries and units. Oralc temple of Hammond, South Bend Shrine club, An- tiocii temple of Dayton. 0., Greenville. 0.. Shrine club, North Manchester Shrine club and other guests. Serving on-the parade committee with Mohninger are Fred Steffy, adjutant; Wayne Dehaven, Preston Platt. Louis and Dewey Schmidt. Clarence Hipsher, and Gerald Hershberger. YOUR MONEY GIVES TO THESE 1506$ THIS »y. cam ax. Hcrc are the services your money Ischis keep going In Logansport. .Shown arc the 30 agencies and functions supported by Comimiuity C!i-st contributions, ivith the iignrcs indicating the uroportlonate amount which Is nscd for cacli. The annual drive bfgan this week. Federal Judge Sherman Minton to 1'his year's .mota js $33,S9 9 . Approval Of Minton Due By Nightfall Senate Ready to Approve Supreme Court Appointment But is Expected to Reject Leland Qlds WASHINGTON. Oct. 4—(UP)— Democratis- leaders looked today for an easy victory in their fight for Senate confirmation of cue ot President Truman's nominees but they were pessimistic about the fate of another. Senate Democratic Leader Scott W. Lucas told newsmen he believed the Senate would approve before nightfall the appointment of House Will Launch Navy Investigation Will Delve Into Charges That Unification Is Destroying Morale and Combat Efficiency. School Board Lewis Wilson Hears Reports Passes Away • i "DTPTDTT TT,*! n^.f ,« T ««• PERU, Ind., Oct. 4—Lewis B. Wilson. S6. of Miami. Ind., a native of Peru, died at S:30 o'clock Mon- Claims were allowed Monday when the board of Logansport rural schools Tuesday and Wed- school trustees met in regular ses- ^ -^1^7 his" home^HeTad nesday, it was announced todav by I sl °" , wlth ^ th , e superintendent of j been m sin( ; s Februarv with a ]leart _ ,, • ". schools. Carl A. Zimmerman, in i -:,,,.„_, Raymond S. JuUan, supermten- , tne Rooserelt bttHding . j ailment. dent Of Cass county schools. I Mr . zlminerman repovtea on the . The son of George and The superintendent also an- i state funds received in Julv aud Call Tucker_,, To Trial For Motor Fraud Auto Maker And Seven Associates Arraigned; Return Tucker Plant to Government CHICAGO, Oct. 4—(UP)— The Tucker Corp. lost its huge war plant today as President Preston Tucker, Sr., aud seven associates went to trial for alleged fraud in the $28,000,000 financing of a rear-engine automobile that never got into production. As the mail fraud and conspiracy trial began before Federal Judge Walter J. Labuy, in another | send up." Aveuds "said. courtroom Federal Judge Michael L. Igoe signed an order returning WASHINGTON, Oct. 4—(UP) — Tlie House armed services committee will open a full scale investigation early next week into char- Res that unification is destroying | the navy's morale and combat ef- | ficiency, it -was learned today. Rep. Leslie C. Aronds, R.. 111., said the investigation was decided on at a secret meeting of the committee's policy group eivlier today. At the top of the list of witnesses will be the three admirals who were revealed last night to have backed Capt. John G. Crommelin in challenging the unification policies laid down by Navy Secretary Francis P. Mathews. They are Adm. Louis E. Denfeld, chief of naval operations, Adm. A. W. Radford, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, and Vice Adm. Gerald F. Bogan;''.commander of the first task fleet in the Pacific. "la addition, we will hear anybody else that the' navy wishes to the supreme court . But, although they were silent publicly, administration leaders privately conceded they expect the Senate to reject the .nomination of Leland Olds to a third term on the federal power commission. Mintou's nomination was approved yesterday by the Senate judiciary committee, after it backed down from its plan to cross- examine the former Indiana senator. The vote was 9 to 2, with Republican Sens. Homer Fergu- 'son, MicU., and Forrest C.. Donnell, Mo., .opposing Minton.' Committee Turns Down Olds A Senate, commerce committee voted unanimously today to recommend that the Senate reject the nomination of Leland Olds for a third five-year term on the federal power* commission. Other congressional developments : Unemployment Rises to 1,250,000 as a Result of Nationwide Steel and Coal Strikes. the sprawling Tucker plant to the War Assets Administration. Loss of the plant, world's largest under a single roof, all but shattered Tucker's dream of rev- olutioning the automotive inclus- ery with a radically new car. It also put a major stumbling block in the way o£ any attempt to reorganize the firm. Threaten Conrt Martial That raised the possibility that a hearing might be granted to the 46-year-old Crommelin-, who risked his naval career by charging pub- Stockholders Overruled .. Igoe signed the order on recommendation of his court-appointed Tucker trustees. Under the order, the trustees are given 60 days in which to try to sell Tucker's 10-year lease on the plaut, his option to buy it for $30,000,000. and machinery inside the huge building. The.plant was built by the government during the war at a cost licly on Sept. 10 that air force and army leaders in the Pentagon were ganging up to destroy naval aviation at the expense of the national security. The decision to take up that in- i vestigation was a clear-cut victory ! for- Crommelin and the admirals the wno ra iii ec ] to their support after Matthews kicked the flier out of his job and relegated Mm .to an obscure post in navy headquarters here. ' It came as the- Pentagon boiled with speculation over what action would take over the Den- of George aud Mary (Rettig) Wilson, he was born February 16, 1S63. in the old Wilson of $170,000,000. Igoe signed the objections from Warren Orr, representing Tucker stockholders. Orr presented the trustees with a re- nounced that films on fire pre- j September. A report on the present | hom estea'd which is now the Muni- the same subject are being con- i ducted at the various schools this week aud next in observance of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 through 15. Mr. Julian will attend a plan- I school enrollments in the various ! schools also was presented by the Every classroom in every school j in the city system, with the ex- | ception of one room in the high j school building, are now iu use. j he told the. board members. This i condition will be relieved at Mc- cipal golf course club house. On Dec. -9. 1SST he was married to .the former Rama Parks. He formerly was manager cf the J. 0*- Cole ice company and later managed the Cole & Crain lumber company in West Virginia whose home offices are iu Cincinnati. He $20,000,000 loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and a new stock issue of §20,000.000 to get the .company on its feet. lYiattuews would take over tne Den- feld-Radr'ord-Bogan challenge. The three admirals stated their opposition to the present unification setup in confidential letters -which order despite | were handed to newsmen- yesterday. Navy sources said court-martial action may be taken if Matthews finds out who gave out the classified letters. It was learned that Matthews is confident that -none of the three Adjournment Administration leaders were hopeful that Congress could adjourn in about two or three weeks. Chief stumbling block to. an. early adjournment was removed yesterday-when President Truman and , his congressional aides- decided to hold off their fight for a civii rights bill until next year. . Social Security '— the question of company-financed pension plans was a key issue as-the .House opened debate on legislation to revise, and broaden the ' social security system. Farm — Administration leaders m the Senate predicted defeat for a proposal that basic farm commodities under production controls be supported permanently at 90 per cent of parity.. Backlog -— The House passed 209 to 69 a bill setting up. a. $100,000,000 fund for planning standby "nfake work" projects for use in the event ot a depression. Chest Drive Teams Gather Over$4 r 77! Teams Captained by James Finuegan and John Morris First to File Reports Campaign workers in the 1949 Community Chest fund drive turned in a total of $4,771.50 in contributions by noon Tuesday after a little more than a day and a half of solicitation. At the end of the first day, ?2,- 9S4.50 was turned iu toward the goal of $33,895. Group 10, the insurance, lumber and contractors .team headed by James Finnegan as chairman, was one of the first to report in the 1949 fund campaign. At the end o£ the first day. the team went over the half-way mark against its total quota. Members of group 10 include Finnegan, Lt. Oliver Poling, William Rehm, Jr., Walter Hugh, W. T. Lybrook,' Walter Closson, Norman Strauch," Cleo D. Little, Gerald Scott.'.-:,. '-. THg; dpicigrs, dentists and attorn- clys "-dtytiljiiif;-.known as group 4,' also turned in an early report, receiving 40 per cent of its total, quota. .John Morris is chairman of group 4. ' Serving on t1X>?eam are: Morris, •jjrs. Josef Patrick, Mrs. Joe Pohl- 1113,11, Mrs. Tom Medland, Mrs.'Jane Billman. Miss Ruth Dale, Mrs. Ed Fasnacllt, Mrs. William Redding and Mrs..William Holden. Dick Elliott, general chairman ot the 1949 fund, campaign, praised volunteer workers for their im- j mediate cooperation in canvassing .the city. FBI Officers Will Conduct Police School PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4—(UP)— Unemployment resulting: from th» great steel and Coal strikes mounted today while reports circulated that John L. Lewis may make a new proposal for settlement ot tlie United Mine Workers' 16-day walkout. . . The industry watched the reopening of negotiations between the mine union and the southern Coal Producers Association ''at Kluefieid, W. Va., this afternoon for an indication of a bid for settlement. Coal operators -here said they had heard the report of a new UMW move, but they withheld comment. Union officials kept mum. The number idled by the twin strikes was. expected to reach 1,250,000 by the week end and 2.000,000 by the end ot the month if the walkouts continue. Violence Is. Renewed New violence was reported from the coal fields ot Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia wh'cr*. UMW pickets sought to close nonunion mines. Three union pickets were wounded in 'a Tenncseee gun fight, a mine tripple was dynamited in .Pennsylvania and Virginia authorities investigated the death of a coal truck driver who .was struck by a rolling boulder. Tlie reports of Lewis' plan to seek a quick settlement apparently stemmed from possibility of the appointment of a fact-finding: board lo hold hearings in the coal Issue, similar to those held in the steel dispute. Industry sources said Lewis might move to head off such an inquiry because it seemed unlikely that a fact-finding board would recommend any better settlement for the miners than the no-wage increase finding of the steel board. If. S. Mediator:) Active In Washington, lop-secret conferences between federal mediators and presidential assistant John n. Steelman were believed to have laid the groundwork for renewed efforts to settle the strikes. Somo government action, perhaps from the White House itself, wai expected by the end of the week. Officials of the United Min« Workers meanwhile returned to the conference table today with First of Five Weekly Sessions | Ule southern operators at Blue- Will Be Held at City Build <""' w v " r ™ tr "* ^ L " ~" h ing Thursday Afternoon Under the plan, the 44,000 Tuck- j er stockholders would be given [ the right to buy new stock at S5 ' per share upon relinquishing old stock whose par value was $5 a share. <- meetin" -it Tndiaiianolis \Vprt ' ,-"•"",' " ^",'•." "\ ,'• ."" ,"" V"" > was a resident of Peru until 3V- ;, nieti.B-, at inmanapons \\ eel- ; Kmley and Franklin schools when admirals involved had anything to do with the "leak." the new Columbia school building : is completed. | Cecil Graudstaff. principal of i Washington school, reported on ; elementary mathematics. A report j on junior auci senior mathematics \ was presented by Arthur Pruitt, i high school math teacher. I nesday. when the committee to which he has been named will arrange the program for the state conference of county superintendents to be held November 21 and 22 at Purdue university. At S o'clock Thursday evening. the township trustees, meeting as the county board of education, will meet in the superintendent's office in the county courthouse. On Thursday. October 13, teachers of reading in the county schools will meet for a special program. Miss Helen Cook, educational consultant, will discuss the development of various reading skill?, development of good lesson planning and remedial reading difficulties. Mrs. Mabel Thorn- i scheduled to attend a similar men. of Metea school, is chairman I school at Atterbury on October 13, of the reading group. i 11 and 15. Leavitt Attending Firearms School years ago when he moved to Miami. He was a member of the Peru Presbyterian church. Surviving are the wife and three nieces. The body was taken to the Eikon- berry funeral home and funeral services are pending word from a niece who is now traveling iu Europe. Extension Agents Stale Trooper B. D. Leavitt of this '•. -r city will return home Wednesday i ' " night after attending a three-day j John W. Connelly. Cass county i y firearms training- school for state ' ' ' - --. — police at Camp Atterbury. hid. State Troopers Robert Kelley aud Harold Flinn. also of tills city, are agricultural agent, and Miss Ethel i Nice, home demonstration agent. : will attend a conference of Exten; sion agents for this district at La; fayette Thursday. ; The 4-H club policy for 1949-50 I will be decided upon at this time. I No Cass County Tax i Bills to Be Mailed I Before Next Spring i No bills will be mailed out by i the county treasurer's office for I the fall installment of property i taxes now due, County Treasurer j James Kitchell reported Tuesday. •The mailing of bills showing the amount of taxes dua from each j taxpayer as required by a new j state law is scheduled to begin ; with the spring installment next year. November 7 is the deadline for . the payment of the fall installment i of taxes and Kitchell warned tax' payer? that tliey will be compelled \ to \vait in line if they do not pay i before the last couple weeks of I the taxpaying period. Record 507 Papers During September With Cass Recorder A total of 507 instruments were recorded with County Recorder Ada Arnold during the month of September, • according to the monthly report issued today. This j to Washington. Miami Sheriff Returns Liebo PERU, Ind., Oct. 4—Richard Liebo, 25, who is wanted for questioning by Miami and Cass county authorities, was returned to Peru Monday by Sheriff George . Burke. of Miami county, who made a 4,000 mile "trip to Ephrata, Washington, to pick up Liebo. Liebo is wanted by Miami authorities on a. charge of aiding James L. Holtzapple and Alden Van Ness to escape from the Peru jail on August 23. He is wanted for questioning at Logansport in connection with the'robbery at the'Cass county Conservation club on August .26 and for a break-in at the Onward elevator. • He was taken into custody by Ephrata officials on Sept. 24. Sheriff Burke left Sunday, Sept. 25, for the state ot Washington to return Liebo to Indiana after he waived extradition. Deputy Sheriff Lowell Burke accompanied the sheriff on the trip The complete, program planned for. the Logansport police training school, scheduled to begin on Thursday afternoon, at the city building, was announced today by fhief ;L. 0. .Hall. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 o'clock each Thursday for a period of five consecutive weeks ending field. W. Va: Contract talks with the big commercial northern :an<l western operators will resume tomorrow at nearby .White Sulphur Springs. On the eve of the negotiations, new outbursts of gunplay roclced | the violence-ridden coal fields. j Non-union coal miners ambuslied a group of union men at Pikeville, Tenn.. wounding three of them with riflo and shotgun fire. Two on November 3. This marks the other-union men wlio were report- first time in recent years that laiv ed missing, were found unharmed. been Investigate Driver's Death At the same time local official* enforcement courses have available to local officers. All off-duty policemen are -re-' ? t Grundy. Va.. were investijatinjf quired to attend .tlie school, which j the killing of a non-union truck will serve as a refresher; assign- j driver . Hc , vas cnjs)led b y a ment for veteran officers mid offer j boulder tbat cras i le(1 down fro ; n a new background material 'for rec- mountainside, the police said they was an average of more than eighteen per day during the 28 days the office was'open. Fees during the month totaled $453.65. The instruments recorded . included 79 deeds, two transcripts, 70 mortgages, two mechanic's 'liens, 126 chattel mortgages, 31 releases, one assignment, two powers of attorney, two articles of incorporation, 113 marginal releases, and 79 miscellaneous. , There were 539 instruments with i fees of ?465.75 during the previous I month. Young Shoplifters Released to Parents Six Logansport teen-agers, held by Kokomo police in connection with shoplifting of merchandise from two Kokomo stores, were released Monday to. their parents. Officers had traced the boys through a note carelessly typed on a new typewriter in one of the stores visited by the group. The six allegedly admitted taking a'half-dozen corduroy shirts from one store and four knives from another business- establishment. The following two be devoted to "The ent additions to the force. >'ame Federal Instructors The Federal Bureau of Investigation provides the instructors, which include E. V. Knartzer, H. F. Howard, Donald R. .Lash, J. B. Little and H- A. King. Local Prosecutor Tom Hirschauer also will appear on the program. Thursday's opening session at 1 o'clock will feature, a lecture on "Laws of Arrest" by Prosecutor Hirschauer. hours will Value and Use of Fingerprints" ari'd "The Development of Latent Fingerprints," E. V. Knartzer in charge. The October 13 program will include a talk on "Public Relations," followed by "The Technique and Mechanics of Arrest" by H. F. Howard. Special Agent Lash, former Indiana university track star will lecture, on "Accident Investigation" and "Hit-aud-Run Reports" during the October • 20 session, which also includes Mr. Hirschauer speaking on "Searches and Seizures." J. B. Little will handle the October 27 program, including "No'-e Taking, and Report AVriting," "Interviews and Conferences" and "Physical Descriptions, The concluding scifool on No- suspected foul play. In Pennsylvania, warrants were out for the arrest of eight men after a band cf 110 pickets overturned a supply house and damaged equipment at a non-union strip mine in Elk county. The steel front was quiet as th« strike of 51-t.OOO steelworkers'en- ters its fourth day. Only independent-steel mills and those which. have ''signed . contracts with the •union v.-ere operating. Productioa was down to S.2 per cent of capacity. Some government officials looked for a quick break in the deadlocked "welfare" disputes as soon as the public feels the pinch of short supply. Neither side, they pointed out, can withstand too much, public hostiity. Charles Combs Trial Set for October 24 The trial of Charles Combs on a charge of being an accessory befor« the fact in 2 second degree burglary will be held Monday, Oct. 24, in the Cass circuit court befora Judge Clifford O. Wild. Don O'Neill, attorney for the defendant, said the case probably will be a jury trial, although it has not yet been definitely determined. vember 3 has H. A. King lecturing! The charge is the outgrowth of _ 0:1 "Collection, Identification and burglary at the American Legion "PfPSPT-Vfltifin nf 1T:\,-iHaTir»*" a n <l •--.!,. V. r,._ i.r_i- * _ ^i i • Evidence" "Testifying." and /club for which two other local already have been sentenced.

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