The Logansport Press from Logansport, Indiana on October 29, 1957 · Page 13
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The Logansport Press from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, October 29, 1957
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!OGANSPOR T Lw Ufi! i w i U J i s Ji-Weather GOVERNMENT FORECAST Fair, slightly warmer, today and Wednesday ANSPORT PRESS Only Local Morning Paper Serving Cass, Carroll, Pulaski, Miami, Fulton, White Counties Good Morning I VOL. 37; No. 114 NBA TELEPHOTOS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1957 THE ASSOCIATED "PRESS PRICE SEVEN CENTS. SGRACE RURAL FIRE — This house on the Bob Williamson farm north of the city doesn't look bad on the outside, but the inside has been badly burned out. The blaze originated in the basement and went up waljs and between floors. Firemen knocked it out everywhere it showed up but it continued to appear In different spots for three hours. (Press photo-engraving.) 18-Year-Old Fulton County Girl Dies ROCHESTER — An 18-year-old Fulton county girl, Carol Hawk, daughter of Ed and Leona Hawk, Tiosa, died at 6 a.m. Monday at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, several days after she en- teved :there: The Foster and Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Rites are pending. Goes Berserk Over Car Ticket Kills Policeman, Fires 19 Shots QUINCY, HI. UP) — A policeman was slain and three persons were wounded Monday in a violent gun battle that police traced to an arrest for a minor, traffic violation. The dead officer was Osmar Milbert, 50, a veteran of 12 years on the Quincy police force. Held without charge for questioning was Kenneth Darnell, 31, a bricklajyer's helper who- police said still was riled over a week- old arrest for' failing to display a brake test sticker on his car, Milbert was shot in the neck minutes after he arrived at the shooting scene and died before the gunplay ended. He was one of several officers who, Chief Ray Welsh -said, exchanged shots with Darnell at the home of Darnell's brother-in-law, Hergert Grussemeyer, • two blocks from the ,-police station. Grussemeyer, Darnell and Policeman Eugene Huddleston were hit but their wounds were not considered serious. - - - • Chief Welsh saw 3 Grussemeyer told him Darnell stopped at the Grussemeyer home during' breakfast and, that he was armed with two .22 caliber pistols. Grussemeyer said Darnell brought up the subject of his arrest for failure to display a brake test sticker on his automobile and that his remarks immediately became heated. A city ordinance requires the automobile brake test every six months. Grussemeyer said he told his brother-in-law that the police department was .not responsible for making the city's laws — just- enforcing them. That riled Darnell, Grussemeyer related, and he pulled one of his pistols and began spraying the kitchen with bullets. One of fche shots struck Grussemeyer" in the hip. His wife telephoned police. Darnell fled through a back door, as a squad car and the municipal ambulance arrived. He took cover behind his parked car and. continued firing. Officers later found two .22 caliber rifles, three knifes and thirty boxes of cartridges in the automobile. The ambulance was riddled with 19 bullet holes and that at least three shots hit Darnell's car. Darnell surrendered after he •was wounded in the right leg. Vandals Pulling Out Cliff Dr. Mail Boxes Elks Sponsored First Hallowe'en Event 3 5 Yrs, Ago Event Tomorrow Night Will"-Start- At 7 O'Clock Sharp : , \ ' The annual festive program that began some 35 years ago under sponsorship of the Logansport Elks lodge,' takes place" again on Wednesday 'evening when the Hallowe en parade, marking the highlight of the autumn season, will be staged in Lotga.ns.port. The event, which in early years was an open to all event with attractive prizes for top entrants, has been changed in the last several years to limit entrants of children only up to the age of 12 for Logansport and adjacent community. However, the prizes are- still there with five major awards being scheduled and no less than fifty others of $1 ea-dh for 'the youngsters presenting the best masquerades. The top five awards will include $25 in caish for first place, $16, for! second place,.$10 for third place, $5 each for -fourth 'and fifth. And, so that all the kids can getj in on the fun, the Elks will treat everyone marching in the -parade to apples, candy bars and gum after the event has .concluded. They'11'receive their treats at the Elks Cafe. The show will get under way Wednesday night at 7 o'clock with a parade forming at the Elks Home, Fifth and North streets, move east to Sixth street, south to Broadway, west on Broadway to Fourth, northward to NorUi street and then eastward to the Elks ; Home., En route the judges .will, be stationed at a strategic position to hand out tickets to major entrants and then after'all the children have received their treats at tihe Elks Cafe the ones with .be assembled in the Elks, ballroom for the final judging and, awarding of prizes; according to Curt King, general chairman of the program this year. Judges will be George Thomas, Fred Hanna and Ed Fasnacht. Presentation of awards will be made by Elks-. Exalted Ruler Herbert 0. Porter. Participating in the parade of hundreds of children will be the Boy Scouts Sea Scouts, Logansport high-school band, local junior higlh school band, both complete with majorettes and the Berryettes. Assisting King,in arranging and handling the. annual HaUowe'eh shew is a committee composed of Jack Hendricks, Frank White, Paul' Viney, Marvin Fox, Charles SherriU, William. Shinn, Victor Bmirnique, James 1 Allen, Jr., Richard Eisert, Dwight Powlen and Wilmer Downham. Something Blew Up But It Wasn't 'Moon' VIENNA (/P>—Radio.Prague said a falling object was seen over Prague' shortly after 3 p.m. Mpn- Mail boxes were catching it from!day and that it exploded in the Hallowe'eners yesterday. Mrs. Otho Wootten, 421 Cliff Drive, said hers was thrown over the river bank. Three others in the area were pulled out. Doyne Cripe »aid his is missing. air. '.Che broadcast hastened to add it was not Sputnik or the last- stage rocket of that Soviet earth satellite. What was it? The Communist station didn't speculate. We w Car P/flf es Yellow On Blue The 1958 license plates have arrived at the local license branch and are stored in preparation for the sale in January and February. The Cass-issues are still SS and ST prefixes. There will be ; only one-plate to the vehicle, as this year. . The colors are yellow on,:blue, which is the reverse-- of -- 1957 colors. Accepted Gar, Is Transferred Gift From Saud To Diplomat Not Cricket WASHINGTON W) — The State Department ruled Monday that a protocol aide, Victor Purse, exercised "bad judgment" in accepting a gift automobile from King Saud of Saudi Arabia. The Department made this statement about an hour after it acknowledged that Secretary Dulles had accepted a wrist watch, an Arabian robe and a suitcase from Saud, after "the .Middle-Bast monarch made a visit to Washington .last February. Officials said Dulles turned the gifts he received over to the protocol division. Thej refused to say whether the secretary ever got them back for his personal use. The Department said Purse is 'being temporarily reassigned pending further consideration." Purse will leave his job as deputy chief of protocol to undertake 'administrative work in -the Department's- bureau of international organization affairs," it said. : The announcement said that Purse's transfer "was not related directly to the -acceptance by 'his wife of an automobile as a gift." It' added: '.'The Department feels, however, that his failure to consult and inform his superiors in the Department regarding the gift was an exercise of bad judgment on his" part. 1 ' " It said Purse accepted the oar, a 1957 Oldsimobile, as. a gift to.-his family without notifying the Department .formally. - Flu On Wane City, County Schools Nearing Normal Again Absenteeism in Logansport city schools\ was almost 50 per cent less than last Tuesday when-the 'flu 'epidemic reached its peak. All 'schools in the county were in session; yesterday .after six closed last' week because of illness. , In the city, 547, pupils-were absent yesterday compared with the 945 out here last Tuesday. Normal absenteeism is about 150, "Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools, said v Only 77 were absent from the high school 'and Lincoln junior high, 'a decrease of 175,. since Wednesday after which schools were closed for the rest of the week for the state teachers convention at Indianapolis. 'Closed schools re-opening in the county yesterday were: Washington '.township, Galveston, Lincoln, Deacon, Young America, and Noble 'township. Most of the county schools reported near' normal' absenteeism. At Metea only 14 of the 212 grade and high school, pupils were out yesterday; Lucerne, Washington township, Galveston, Royal Center, and Young America schools ;were also back to almost normal operation. Tipton township . schools were still above average with 63 high school pupils and 88 grade school pupils absent. Robert Cole, principal, said, the flu outbreak was decreasing in the high school,'but was a little worse in the lower gradesl Semi Catches Fire On US 24 East Of City Fire damaged the tractor of a semi truck .early, yesterday morn ing east on US' 24 at the New Waverly.road. ; ' . '•Deputy Roy'King said -another trucker happened 'along- and extinguished the flames, saving the truck.' • FireDestreys Rural Residence NorthOfCiiy Bob Williamson Tenant Place Gutted; Invalid Helped Out Indications Are Russian War Hero Being Kicked Out LONDON W—Reports reaching London and Paris from Moscow Monday said Marshal Georgi K. Fire badly damaged a two-story Zh ' uk °v has' been' fired from the 11-room, frame house yesterday afternoon about six miles northeast of Logansport, leaving a family of five homeless. Interior of the farm home was gutted and most of the furniture and nearly all the clothing were !ost in the flames, which started in the basement and.went through the dwelling between walls and floors. Firemen and equipment from Logansport, Twelve Mile, and Waverly fought the fire for over three hours. The home was occupied by Mr. and Mrs.-. A. H. Brown and their three children,, ranging in age from 10 to 13. Also at the'home, when the fire broke out was Miss Bertha Luzadder, an elderly lady, who came Sunday to stay for the winter. She also resided with the Browns last winter. Helped From House Partially an invalid, Miss Luzadder was helped' from the smoke- filled house by the three children. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were working in Logansport at the time. According to reports, the fire broke out in the basement when Harold, 11, took to the basement some gasoline so it wouldn't evaporate. The gasoline, which was in a can, was apparently placed too'close to'the furnace, and it ignited. Firemen were called, and Robert S. Williamson; who- owns the farm and resides just a. mile, north of it, rushed'to the scene with r a fire extinguisher and attempted vainly to stop the blaze. The children were able to.get the elderly lady onto the front porch, and from there Williamson helped her into his. car. She was later taken to a nursing home. Some of the furniture was hauled into the yard and saved. Only clothing salvaged was that of the 13-year-old girl, Christine. Spread In Walls • Firemen said the flames got inside. the walls. Firemen would knock the flames down in; one part of the house, and the blaze would break out elsewhere;" Exterior of the house was covered with asbestos siding. Williamson said the loss is partially covered by- insurance.. It was estimated the house was worth about $15,000, and furniture $3,000.. Many neighbors came to the scene and volunteered their services. Last, night the ; Brown family planned to stay at the Williamson residence. Results Speak For Themselves A satisfied."ad buyer said: "We had a number of calls and were very much satisfied with the results." PORTABLE Singer Sewing machine. Ph. xxxx. You .too can ..have satisfying results when you advertise in the -Pharos-rTribune . and Press classified "section. 'Sell those extra, items around the house ; with a classified.-ad. Just dial' 4141 and a courteous ad taker will relate 'your message to 80,000 readers. ruling Presidium of the Soviet! Communist' party and is facing disgrace. . : • These reports are completely unofficial. They, come from members of Western diplomatic missions in Moscow. But indications . were that Soviet Communist party' boss N i k.i t a Khrushchev had called an urgent meeting of the party Central Committee, probably to affirm Zhukov^ ouster as! defense minister. Censorship blocked, correspond-, ents' efforts to file .any hard news from Moscow. It -.appeared to be. the most thorough censorship invoked ' since the .Stalin era. It was Khrushchev considered possible was .repeating his performance of last June, when he summoned the full party- Central "Committee to confirm the purge ,of Georgi Malenkpv, Lazar Kagamovich and V. M. Molotov from- their party and government posts. Khrushchev apparently had been outvoted in the party's ruling Presidium—then a nine-member Politburo—but a hasty meeting of the Central Committee backed him and turned the tide| against those accused of. being part of an "antiparty group." It- seemed likely .Khrushchev was calling the signals again and this might mean a new shakeiip an the Kremlin hierarchy. There was some speculation that a place was being cleared for -Zhukov, but this idea was fast losing favor among .Westerners who scented disgrace .in the portents surrounding Zhujwj/s^d.Lsmissa'l. .The, /announcemenil that Zhukov- Wias "relieved" of. bis 'Defense Ministry and succeeded by Marshal Rodion Malibovsky -came in a, curt two -.sentence, .announcement Saturday night. No.official comment has been .forthcoming from the Kremlin, nor have party newspaper commented directly on Zhukov's future. Much of the material' correspondents tried to fil e on the tone of the Soviet has.been held up by the censor. This included textual material __ from Pravda editorials which might have contained clues to the miys- tery. Stockholm dispatches said copies of Soviet papers have not been received there since Friday, although U is normal for ; the distributors 'to receive the .papers the day after publication. Qnly excerpts of Pravda -editorials have been filed from Moscow. Removal of Zhukov'-from the party's Presidium surely .would mean disgrace for the man who led the Russians to victory in Germany 12 years ago and who became .- a letter-writing friend of President Eisenhower'. Moscow Aflutter Word leaking through Moscow telephone lines to Western Europe indicated the Soviet capital was buzzing .with bhe anticipation of Zhukov's disgrace. There had been talk in Moscow that a position might' be created for Zhukov such; as first deputy premier.. There have been no first deputy .premiers since'the "antiparty" group was ousted. Moscow censorship also passed speculation that, Zhukov might^ be made ambassador to the United States. But the conviction; was growing that Zhukov was 'going downhill and talk of a new T post for him remained purely • in the realm' of speculation. Western diplomats in Belgrade MALINOVSKY who have access to the soviet newspaper Pnavda said editorials in. the paper indicated a 'conflict raging 'in the presidum." .One source in Belgrade suggested Khrushchev -once again was trying to rally the Central Committee behind him after being outvoted in the ruling party. Presidium; TOASTMASTERS OBSERVANCE — The local Toastmasters club last night noted the 23rd anniversary of the parent organization with a dinner program at Ben Hur. Members and guests heard a special program, and former presidents of the club were recognized. (Press photo-engraving.) ' . $22,781 Payment In MPSCO Taxes Aided by a payment of $22,781.63 .from Che Northern Indiana Public Service Co'; (NHPSCO) the- fa£ tax collection for Monday swept to $60,396.49, second highest-- single day's, receipts of the period, i1 was; announced by Clarence Set- tlemiyre, county treasurer. . The gas company's' payment made its. total tax. payment for tihfe year $45,563.26 in> Cass coun- 'ty, of which $30,889.62 went to the city of Logansport, according to 'F. A. Hauss, local district mana* ger. ' .' The large collection. Monday sent .the total- for the fall period to $851,486.25.. Only six -days .remain in which to meet tax pay ments -for the' fall period wittou penalty. The deadline ; is nexi Monday, November 4, Settlemyre warned. (Monday's receipts included $59, 383.91 in current taxes and : $5>12;68 in. delinquent penalties. Former Cat sup Plant Af Fairmosfuf Burns; loss Wear $400,000 MARION, Ind. Iff)— A raging, fire swept .through the' old Snyder catsup factory at Fairmount Monday night and. destroyed the building, which was being 1 used as a storage depot by the Radio- Corp. of America plant at Marion. . RCA officials -estimated their loss at between $350,000_and $400,000. They -said the building was being, used to store television parts and tubes. About- 200 firemen from' eight communities fought the blaze and bad it under control' in about two hours, but ' they were unable . to save the building or any of the contents. , : The cause of the fire was; not determined, but officials said ibey thought some demolition work was being done in 'the boiler room. ; The build-ing was owned by the Hunt Foods Co. and 'was being leased to RCA. A •- wing of the building;.'- also housing television tubes, was saved by firemen. . 35Pr/zes70BeGiVei? for Costumes In Third Annual Wai ton Parade WALTON — Thirty-five awards will be given' by Walton merchants amd organizations : for outstanding •costumes in .the third annual Wfel- -ton Halloween parade this evening. Hundreds of children and adults are expected to participate in the parade, which is sponsored by- the American Legion auxiliary, in cooperation with the Legion post, and -the Walton merchants. The masqueraders will assemble at the Legion home at 7 p.m. They will proceed from there to the north grain elevator and then will return past the review stand at the corner of Depot and May streets. .From there..they will.go to .the Legion home for the presentation of prizes and treats for all participants, - . - '..".,' The parade will be led by the Legion fire truck. Mrs. Lucille Turner .is .general •chairman,', and ._Mrs.. Jo. Shuman New Committee On City School ProJilems Meets Elects Dick Bailey Chairman; Executive Group Selected , Newly-organized citizens advisory committee, which was created to study school problems, met last night for the first time and named a chairman and executive committee. The 24-member group appeared to be enthusiastic although-a little confused as to what its'job is. Charles L. Sharp, school superintendent and consultant , to the group, read the school board's resolution concerning the duties of the citizens committee. It was decided the problem which faces the group is whether Logansport should build a new' junior ."high school and retain .the present senior high, or whether a new senior high should be constructed, and sites of buildings. After many questions were fired at Superintendent Sharp, and opinions exchanged, the group named Richard Bailey chairman. Mrs. Leah Jane Gaumer was elected secretary. Name Executive Board The committee decided it would be best to; select an executive committee to study the problem and report their findings to the general committee. Members of the executive committee are: Wilson Voorhees, chairman: Mrs. Lois Shafer, Mrs. Laban Fisher, Jack Reeder, C. W. Wolf, Jr., Harry-Gust, Edgar Porter, Mrs. Don Speitel, and Mrs. Gaumer. . Executive committee will meet next Monday evening in the administration building, and the whole comrm'ttee. is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 7.' .. • •">-' Ask. Many Questions Many questions were fired at Sharp such as: . ' Dp you.think the freshman should be part'of the-high school or junior high? Would-, it-help, us to know the courses offered at the high school? Can the' present senior high school serve pupils if the junior high.pupils were moved out? Sharp explained to- the group that new buildings will be needed by 1959, and. it takes two years to- construct a building. The 'superintendent pointed, out ; that Share are presently. 2,315 pupils in city-schools :in-grades one through six, compared, to' 611 in seventh and eighth grades and i,290 in grades 9 through 12. Report On Grades Here are the official number of pupils in each grade in the tiifcy: Kindergarten, 474; first, 431; second, 399; third, 378; fourth, 381; fifth,' 406; sixth, 299; seventh,' 300; eighth, 311; Ninth, 419; 10th, 315: llth, 320; and 12th, 236. .Sharp pointed out to .the group that in the lower grades the classes have an- enrollment, of almost 400, .while at the sixfli grade level it drops to 299. Committee members and groups they represent, are:. Dr. Camille Killian, Altrusa club; Lois Shaffer, League of Women Voters; Mrs. Laban Fisher, A. A ; U. W.; Don Bashpre, Logansport Exchange club; 'Harry Watts, Lions club; Dr. D...H. Fawcett, Kiwanis; Wilson Voorhees, s Rotary;'. Eugene Denham, Chamber of Commerce; Richard Bailey, Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jack Reeder, CIO; Donald Felker, AFL; G. W. Wolf Jr., Columbia PTA; George Webb, Daniel Webster- PTA;' William Hile, Franklin • PTA; Mr. . or Mrs. George Kimbrough, Longfellow PTA; Edwin W. Bailey,-Jefferson PTA; Harry Gust, McKinley .PTA; Mrs. Harold Yeater, Tipton PTA; Edgar/Porter, Washington PTA; James Morritz or William Delaney, Optimists club; Mrs. Don Speitel, J. William Wagner and Mrs. Leah Jane Gaumer, school board. . . ' floyd Johnson Dies At local Hospital Floyd M. Johnson, 54, of 920 W. Miami, a foreman .at Alpha Industries," passed away ;at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday -at Memorial hospital." Born April 1st, 1903, in Deer Creek, he 'was the • son; of Charles D. and Myrtle (Moore) Johnson. His mother died in 1946. - ; Survivors^ include his .father; the widow,.Hazel;' two daughters. Mrs. Carolyn Canfield, Lakewood., N. J.; and Darlene, at home; two brothers,,.Delbert,,; Logansport, and Kenneth, Phoenix, _Ariz. '•• : ' The deceased : wa's a member of the Baptist Temple, White Shrine, ; and the Tipton lodge. No. 33, F". and A, M. •-.-•• . ' The Chase-Miller . funeral, home is in charge'of final arrangement! which are pending. V

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