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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 17, 1961
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Y 1 Air Guard Jets Crash DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)-Two Air National. Guard jet aircraft crashed Saturday when,. officials said, the pilots were unable to land in foul weather. There were no casualties. One plane crashed into a house in a west side residential area. The other came down in -a farm field outside -of the -city. Col. Junior F. Miller, Iowa adjutant general, said it was "presumed that both planes ran out of fuel and couldn't land (at the Des Moines Airport) because of poor visibility." . . . He said it was a coincidence that both planes crashed at the same time. Earlier an'Air National Guard spokesman said the planes had'collided fa flight. An FS6L fighter-interceptor piloted by Capt Richard D. Ervin, 27, of Ames, crashed on top of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Sandahl at 5729 Grand Ave. Mrs. Sandahl, who was home alone, escaped injury. The other jet, flown by 1st Lt. Harlan J. Quamme, 24, also Ames came down in open country 2>& miles west of the- Des Moines Municipal Airport' The pilots, both students at Iowa State University, Ames, ejected-from their planes and apparently landed safely by para chute. "The accidents were the result of an overcast and freezing drizzle which quickly moved into the Municipal Airport, said Col. Eoger Gilbert, commander- of the 132nd Air Defense Wing. The planes flown by • Ervin and Quamme were participating in a regular Air Defense Command training mission conducted, by the 124th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron here, Gilbert said. Officials said it would take a detailed investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The Sandahl house was badly damaged when the jet, armed with 24 live rockets, plowed into the attoched garage, kitchen and living room and set the house afire. Mrs. Sandahl, who was in the kitchen, said the ceiling started to come in on her and then there was fire in the dining room. Two neighbor men helped the stunned woman from the house. Things Loofc/ng Better, Rusk Says WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Busk .returned Saturday night from a.week of meetings-.with-.U.S. allies- in Europe with word that "things are looking up" for the Western powers. Rusk had this cheery report for newsmen upon his arrival at 7:25 p.m. at Andrews Air Force Base. Earlier in the day, he had conferred with Spain's Generalissimo Francisto Franco, and before that had attended a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ministerial meeting in Paris. The U.S. foreign affairs leader acknowledged that "we had a little trouble" in Paris Friday in getting out a final communique which the NATO ministers could agree on. France is more relufr tant than the other Allies about getting into negotiations with the Soviet Union on the Germany-Berlin issue. But "the more important things are going well," Rusk said. He cited in this connection what he said was the growing military strength of NATO and "agreement on what to do about the German thing." As for his chat with Franco. Rusk described it as "a very good talk." Rusk was met at the airport by Undersecretary of State George W. Ball, the dean of the diplomatic corps, Nicaraguan Ambassador Seville Sacasa, ranking diplomats from the Spanish and Venezuelan embassies and a number of top State Department aides. J. F. K. Gets Warm Welcome THE SUNDAY Asks Support Of Aid Program LOGANS-PORT PRESS AU PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS 'lOOANSPOET, INDIANA, SUNPAY, CKEMHK 17, 1M1. THB ASSOCIATED PRESS HIICE TEN CENTS CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) 'treats. 'of leftist violence van- shed. mid ."Viva Kennedy" :heers. in Caracas Saturday as be U.S. president summoned the >eople " of Venezuela to support he Alliance for Progress .proof Latin American develop- FIVE INJURED—Five members of a Monticello family were injured when their car was struck by a roll of steel which came loose from a passing truck. Clarence Trimble was injured serious- ly, but his wife and three children escaped with relatively minor injuries. The accident occurred at Market and Eel River Saturday afternoon. (Staff Photo) Eight Hurt In Local Auto Accidents Eight persons were injured Saturday in two auto accidents in Logansport and Cass county. Six of the injured were hospitalized but only one was injured seriously. Five of the injured were mem- jers of one family, riding in a car which was struck by a load of tin ilate steel which came loose from a passing truck) The accident occurred at 2:23 pjtt., on Market street at Eel River avenue. Listed in serious condition at Memorial hospital last night was Clarence Trimble, 32, route 2, Monticello driver of the car. He sustained shock, a- fractured leg and minor cuts. Also in Memorial hospital were his wife, Alice, 24, with loiee and facial lacerations; and their three children, Greg, 4, Brian, 5,-and Sandra, 2 all with cuts and bruises. Driver of the tractor - trailer truck -was: identified by" police as Ronald Albee 23, of 507% S. Bluff, Monticello. "*" - ' " "•" - • Police said a chain holding the steel apparentlly broke as the southwest bound truck turned off of Eel River avenue onto Market The steel, which weighs 19,000 pounds, ; slid off the left side of the trailer and into the path of the Trimble car, en route east The police report showed the steel skidded' 22 feet before the crash. Trimble, was pinned in the wreckage f and • officers' using a wreck truck had to work several minutes.to free^him;*;:' - - •"'. The Rsher and McCloskey-Ham- Must Reach Objectives Before Cease Fire--Thant UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Acting Secretary - General U Thant told his Congo advisory committee' Saturday that the United Nations would suffer a serious setback if a cease-fire were proclaimed in Katanga before U.N. objectives are realized. The 19-nation committee, informed 'that U.N. forces would be in virtually complete control of Elisabethville within 24 hours, expressed full support for Thanfs stand. Thant said the United Nations would do everything possible to arrange a meeting between Katanga President Moishe Tshombe and Congolese Premier Cyrille Adoula, provided it was at a place acceptable to Adoula. Thant suggested Kitona as a possible site, and said the United Nations would provide Tshombe •with assurances of personal security and safe conduct during any negotiations between the two Congo leaders there. Kitona is an old Belgian base near the Congolese seaport of Banana in Leopoldville Province. Brig.. I.J. Rikhye, Thant's top military adviser at U.N. headquarters, , predicted that embattled Elisabethville would be in virtual complete control of U.N. forces within 24 hours. He said Tshombe's presidential palace and Radio Katanga were the only two remaining objectives of any size. Only pockets of resistance will remain after those two positions are taken, he told reporters. Inside Today's Issue... Reading Developmental Program at Royal Center. Page' 2 Purdue Defeats Butler -Cagers. Page 13 Getting Ready For Christmas. Page 17 The Life of Christ. Family Weekly Magazine Section. Rikhye gave the Congo advisory committee latest reports on .the fighting in Katanga. With Tshombe in> flight from Elisabethville and a U.N. victory in sight, there was no disposition among committee members' to let up jiow. "If we agree to a cease-fire now Tshombe will'only crow once more that he has successfully defied the United Nations," said one member of the committee. The committee, made up of nations 'that have troops in the U.N. Congo force or have contributed in the past, met for y& hours with Thant. Participants told reporters 13 members spoke and all expressed support for Thant. Canada, .Ireland and Sweden are the only members not Asian or African.- The entire Asian-African group at the U.N. came out solidly in support of Thant on Thursday. Some committee members said j that Tshombe,had displayed no inclination to ask the U.N.-for a cease-fire, and they declared the first move should come from him. Tshombe Vows Fight To The End As U.N. Troops Move Forward LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP)—U.N. forces overwhelmed three Katangan strongholds in Elisabethville Saturday, the United Nations announced. With his capital toppling, President Moise Tshombe quit the city, vowing to fight to the end. Last stronghold to -fall was Camp Massert, the chief Katan- gan base on the eastern side of the city. Katangan soldiers still held out in the heart of the capital near the Leopold n Hotel, crowded with refugees from two days of furious ground fighting. ; Hospitals jammed with wounded were without water, as was most of the city. Food was scarce. Shops were smashed by the mortar fire. And still £:.- fighting went on in a violent rainstorm. A spokesman for Tshombe's secessionist government, announced Tshombe'had arrived at Kipushi, 30 miles south of the capital on the border of Northern Rhodesia. Tshombe took refuge there for ,a time during the fighting between his troops and U.I I. forces in September, Before leaving Elisabethville, Tshombe, issued a communique charging the U.N. offensive in the city "led to a massacre of the Elisabethville civilian population." Declaring Katanga will'continue to resist, .the communique predicted "butchery ,. will .. only strengthen our faith in the final victoriousnssue of a -just fight.'" Dispatches from the battered capital said it seemed impossible that the 2,000-man Katangan garrison,with its white officers could hold out much longer against the onslaught of 6,000 Swedish.irish and Indian Gurkha troops.' Morale was low among the Ka- tangans. .White officers in, jeeps rode the streets, trying -to rally them. The officers even called on male refugees in the Leopold 'II Hotel to join the fighting. All direct communications were cut between Elisabethville and the outside world. Newsmen carrying dispatches but to Rhodesia reported white mercenaries feverishly fortifying positions south of the capital, apparently for another stand. -Camp Massert, recently renamed Camp Tshombe, was captured by three Swedish,companies who broke the resistance of 350 K-atangan defenders, the U.N. announced. No Swedish troops were killed but five were wounded in storming the camp, the U.N.-. said. It was considered the.last stronghold of the Katanga gendarmerie, a semi-military .police unit, in Elisa- bethville. Earlier in the day, two other strongholds fell, U.N. reports said.'. Swedish and Irish' troops captured-/^ railroad..-tunnel- commanding the main road into.-the city from the eastern suburb* af- has ended. ter a night of heavy fighting. On the western outskirts, U.N. forces captured the Lido Hotel and golf course commanding another important road. The U.N. said four Ethiopian soldiers were killed and five wounded.-.Five .Katangan soldiery were found dead at the hotel, killed by mortar- fire. U:N. Gurkhas were fighting to dislodge Katangan forces from a small woods 200 yards from Tshombe's residence, itself a stronghold in the early fighting. U.S. -and British .consulates are near this sector. Thus, beside holding the northern part of the Katangan capital, U:N. forces also commanded approaches ;.to the city from the-east and west"'. -. ' Although^, military action appeared to give the United Nations the upper hand .in dealing with fro Katanga resistance, it was too' soon-:to..say,-'that this resistance. ilton-Kahle ambulances were called to the scene. Trooper Glen Hosier and Deputy Sheriff Bob Riesling assisted city police in the investigation. The 1953 model car was a -.total loss. Albee was charged with driving with an insecure load. Three persons were injured al 5:30\pjn., in,a-near, headon collision on .U.S. 35, at road 150 North. :Veln>« Moody; 5». Winamic, was admitted to St Joseph's hospital with a broken left leg and lacerations after the car she wa: driving collided with another auto operated by Richard Thompson, 40, route 1, Star City. Madeline Owen," 59, route. 1, Winamac apassengerinthe Moody car, sustained arm and leg bruises and Thompson's wife had possible head and knee injuries. Neither was admitted to a hospital. Deputy Sheriff Rex Harris anc State Trooper Dick. Keyes said the Moody car, en route north was unable to stop for another northbound auto, which had stopped on the highway waiting to turn left onto the county' road. The Moody woman swerved to the left and collided with, the southbound Thompson car, the officers said. Damage was estimated at $99( to the 1957 Thompson car and at $400 to the 1952 Moody vehicle Both Sheriff Bernard Leavitt ant Police Chief Lee Morris warnet motorists to use extreme caution since the weather forecast is for freezing rain or light snow. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Freezing rain left a slippery sheet of ice. over the northern fourth of Indiana Saturday nigh and state police reported roads in the area .were treacherous. Numerous accidents were ported in Elkhart and St. Joseph •counties because of icy roads. ON in Elfchart County took the lifi of an elderly New Paris woman The Weather Bureau reported the' freezing rain falling in a line running from Chicago 'to Fort Wayne and eastward into Ohio. City police in Elkhart said they had more than a dozen minor traffic: accidents reported within 45 minutes after the freezing rain started falling. ment. 1 . The warmth of his reception irought , a hap'py smile to President Kennedy and seemed an omen of success in his. mission, which spotlights U.S. determination to help 'this continent and stem the .appeal of Communism. Banners of welcome and- U.S. and Venezuelan flags flew above he most massive security precau- ions ever taken in Venezuela for visiting chief executive. With 'no sign of .the incidents that had been feared, Kennedy drove 10 miles into the city, flew >y helicopter to projects associated with the aims of the Alliance 'or Progress, and bespoke a new. 1961 Good Neighbor policy for all he Americas. In his main address of the day le solemnly- warned Latin Amer- cans against alien philosophies and repressive dictatorships that ake .away liberty with promises of economic progress. The promises are soon forgot:en, he said, adding: "We have seen' this in the.grim, drab poverty of eastern Europe, n the famines of China and here in our own hemisphere." That was an apparent reference ;o Cuba. President Rom'ulo Betancourt, in response, declared Venezuela is ranged in the Westerr camp by her own decision and will do her part to "impede the expansion of the Sino-Soviet bloc in Latin America." The 10-year, S20 billion Alliance for Progress- links U.S aid with Latin American self-help and reform. The President visited two housing and agrarian reform centers which are samples of the program in Venezuela. At La Morita, where four farm families in a symbolic _ceremony received ? titles " to' plots' of Tara Hie President spoke to thousands of jcheering shirt-sleeved fanners. Jacqueline Kennedy captivated [he audience by speaking in Spanish. rode into the city from the airport. • '• Members of ,the presidential party estimated that 250,000 persons; greeted Kennedy. In some areas, known to have residents with leftist symphathizers, there was a show of indifference. In others, the welcome was as warm as the President could have wished. > A total of 5,000 soldiers and policemen were involved in Caracas' security measures, the Ministry of 'the interior said. The vice-minister, Carlos Andres Perez, "said S-,000 . policemen and 2,000 soldiers participated. Much smaller numbers were involved at :he President's stops outside Caracas. Squads of police and troops with armored cars guarded Mai- quetia AirporT where the President's red-nosed Air'Force jet landed at midmorning .after a 500- mile hop from Puerto Rico. Only invited guests were at the airport. Troops, in battle-green uniform, maroon boots and holding bayonets, were spaced at 25-yard intervals along the ID-mile motorcade route to Caracas. Others at closer intervals stood with backs to -the street along the Avenue Bolivar in the city. Helicopters hovered overhead. •The sun was just attempting• to' break through after a shower when the President's plane landed at the airport, and -attendants- had to rush with umbrellas before the President's wife, in a sleeveless apricot dress, was able to leave the terminal The President waved and grinned at the crowd of several hundred invited guests. A damp honor guard of 450 cadets in white trousers, blue jackets and Sam. Browne belts stood at attention. The Venezuelan'Naval Academy band pkyed the national anthems. President Betancourt hailed Kennedy as a man who is ''rectifying a long period of ignorance" about Latin America, correcting Ihe V'KTOgant ; I>dief:'-; ! :tbat; the friendship' of'180 million people below the Rio Grande could be guaranteed by dictators and "their courts of small oligarchies." ' Early skepticism about the Al- Th ree Victims Of Bus-Train Crash Buried GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — An overflow crowd' attended a joint funeral, service Saturday for three young victims of a bus-train crash which killed 20 children. The victims were^ Ellen Craven, 8, Calvin Craven, fO, and Gerald Baxter, 10, a cousin of the Cravens. The Rev. Bertron Moore pastor, of -the Kersey Community church located near the accident scene, said, In the service at Macy's Memorial Chapel here: 'God allowed His own Son to die, to leave home so that you and I • might have a place for eternity. "Christ' himself said, let. the little children come unto Me. He has-received : these children. "They are -not gone forever. They have simply left one home to Eve in another home." Three state highway patrolmen stood at attention as the light rose-cqjored coffins were carried from the chapel. The officers' were among the first on the_scene when a Union Pacific passenger train smashed into a 'bus of the Greeley school system Thursday. The schoolbus driver, Duane R. Harms, 23, will be arraigned Monday on -a charge of involuntary manslaughter. He is free on « $1,000 bond. Train crewmen claim the bus moved onto a crossing directly in the path of the fast- moving train. Separate funeral services also held Saturday for three other crash victims—April Melody Freeman, 8; Robert Lee Smock, 10, and Sheryl Mitchell, 6. The others wfll be buried next week. One of the 17 survivors, Alice Larson, 11, still is in critical condition. Twelve other youngsters still are hospitalized, many with serious injuries. East Germans Demand Hall Of Flashing a smile that could beiliance for Progress, he said, is understood in any language, Mrs. i beginning to give way to hope and Kennedy said in perfect Spsn-1 enthusiasm. ish that there can be no happy Fathers or mothers "until they have the possibility of jobs and also education for their children." This must be for all, not just the fortunate, she said! Her little speech drew the biggest cheers of the day. The crowds that lined the streets and balconies of downtown Caracas on this warm, muggy day were not remarkable for size —possibly because of the threatening weather and the thousands of troops and police who enforced strict security precautions. But the welcome was enthusiastic. In Caracas, on a- similar goodwill mission in 1958, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car was mobbed by an angry crowd. All this week small Communist and 1 Castro bands had sought to terrorize would-be spectators by hit-run fire bombings and soec- tactular-pistol attacks, but they stayed out of sight as Kennedy Kennedy noted that he was the first American president to make an official visit to this country. He acclaimed Betancourt as a leader who had. "reestablished democratic government after a decade' of dictatorship" under Marcos Perez Jimenez. Betancourt, he said, was carrying forward a "solid and responsible program of economic progress after a decade of false .show, waste and indifference to the needs of the people." The two presidents rode in a White House bullet-proof, bubbletop limousine along the flag- ded;ed 6-lane highway that twists through the mountains to Caracas. Huge Venezuelan and American flags were strung between the two 28-story skyscrapers of.the Bolivar centers. Thousands of persons cheered and applauded as the caravan proceeded to-La Carlota Airport! Coloring Contest Winners Announced Winners in the annual Christmas coloring contest have been announced and prizes will-be awarded by the 16 local firms which 'sponsored the competition for children 11 years old or -younger. The awards follow: BAILEY'S^-Boy's .sweater, 'Gary Smith, 201% S. Third street, city. BICKEL'S—$5 merchandise certificate: boy's award to nine-year- old Paul Beedle, route 4; girl's award to 11-year-old Sherry' Strong, route 1, Twelve Mile. ' . CLINTON'S—Choice of $3.99 sweater or dress, Elsie Quillen, age 11, of route 1. The weatherman said rain and | ' FLANEGIN'S—Pair of Flying Scout, roller skates, Mary E. slightly warmer temperatures were expected Sunday throughout Indiana. However, there'll probably be some snow mixed with the rain in the northern portion, $849 for Baskets ' Income for the.Salavation'Army during the Christmas season now totals ?849.50. The. money,, to be used to buy Christmas baskets for "needy families, has come from both the kettles and private donations. The kettle donation total to,' date: is $607.50 and private donations amount to $242:' Snoeberger, age eight years, of route 1, Camden. FOSTER'S-CMld's rocker to six-year-old Larry Piercy, .route .4. B. F. Goodrich—Doctor's kit, Gary Lee Malott, 3931 Pottowat- tomie Road:'Nurse's kit, Susan Heckard, route 2, city. .• • • • KESLING DRUGS—Timex watch, Kathy Heishman, age nine. 1905 Roger street. ' KRESGE'S—Remote' cpntrolled airplane to .ten-year-old-Eddie Hanawalt, 110 Ninth. . , ; MARY'S CHILDREN SHOP-S5 gift certificate to Carolyn Short, Troop Movements . BERLIN (AP)-The East Germans demanded again Saturday that the United States stop sending its troops along the Autobahn linking Berlin with. West Germany across: Jifl.-Jiii.fesi of- East, Gar-. marij-.."'J > revic>u* .prbfissti Jong . this line have, been ignored. Tiy Washington.'" '"."".The official East German news agency, ADN, said the new demand was included in a note sent to the United States through Czech diplomatic, channels. The United States does not recognize the German. Communist .regime and has no links with it . The new ,note, ADN said, called "illegal and provocative" recent movements in which two U. S. battle groups were exchanged in Berlin. It repeated charges, persistently denied by American and NATO spokesmen, that American troops in Berlin were under command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and thus part of the Atlantic defense system. The battle group exchange involved moving 3,000 men in about 500 vehicles along the Autobahn. The movement was completed Friday without Communist,interference. It was undertaken for relief of a battle group that had been on duty in Berlin since shortly after the Communists erected their wall.Aug. 13. East Germany-emphasized that it was not obliged to permit the movement of NATO troops along the highway. It added that American troop movements endangered the peace especially because the troops traveled in combat dress. . In addition the East Germans claimed civilian road traffic was threatened /by the American'troop movements "along'this highly frequented lifeline." And besides, the note went on, the military traffic may be harming the high- • way and East'Germany reserves the right to claim damages from the United States. WEATHER Yesterday's Temperatures High 36 „ Low 27 INDIANA:'- Sunday rain .and. ~ turning colder with chance of some snow mix- 'e'd with 'rain.'• Colder Sunday riight 'with snow flur- LOWER near MICHIGAN:' Cloudy and not so cold with freezing rain iTXf^Lll. U ' •• •' I '•'»... 'I . b^AAV* V" g,"l. ***** *" »*.•.!.*. W —..... -J .- ~ , , _ ,. _ four years, of route 2 and to Doug Loner, eight years old, of 2428::° r ,ram -south^portion and snow Stadium Drive. changing to .freezing .rain north -'MONTGOMERY WARD—Mattel cap firing tommy gun, Steven portion'-early 'Sunday; Rain -or Handschu, age four; Star City. OLSEN'S—Huckleberry Hound Giye-a-show projector and slides, Brad Grohiriger,; age eight, route 3, Delphi. drizzle : all, sections' 1 -by Sunday afternoon ,and .- warmer. Mostly ,' cloudy 'and a little colder Sunday QUICK'FILM—Viewmaster and three. Viewmaster reels: Denise- night. High-'ih the 30s. Schneider, age seven, 1507 North; Dennis,Campbell, age seven, of Royal Center, '-,- SPORTLAND—Etch a Sketch to Raymond Crichton,.age nine, !1520Treen. ' The salvation Army- hopes .to ' STATIONERS—Hand bound large,type illustrated New Testament purchase-about-100 baskets this year.; Anyone interested in donat- for Larry Murphy, 7, ; of 1617 Smead. WESTERN AUTO—Sled for Greg Beall, age nine, of route 1, ing to the fund should do, so as t city. soon as possible as purchasing! W. T. GRANT—Real flying.Marx-a-copter for Earl Ingmire, agej for the baskets will begin Monday. Ill, route 4. NORTHERN; OHIO: Rain Sunday, ending Sunday -right and turning colder. • A little warmer Sunday. High S8-43. SOUTHERN AND;. CENTRAL OHIO,: Rain and rising temperatures Sunday- .Turning colder Sunday night with, rain changing to I snow flurries. High in the 40s.

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