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IOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRAR' THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PRESS All PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS IOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1961. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MICE TEN CENTS Yule Holiday Being Observed In Logansport In Various Ways The enchantment of the Christinas season will be observed in many ways today and Monday in this community. For the magic spirit of the holy day that is also a holiday touches trees, holly, and mistletoe. It signifies Santa Claus, and gifts to give and to receive. Beginning early this morning and continuing .throughout the It" means festive decorations, | night will be the church services every heart in every home. It means family .reunions, special dinners, greetings from old friends, and welcoming of new ones. Christmas Finds Peace., Troubles All Over Earth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Caroling pilgrims flocked to the scene of Christ's birth on this Sunday befor. Christmas—symbolizing anew the ceaseless quest for peace of a world in the 'shadow of nuclear destruction. As thousands of Christians of various denominations gathered at Bethlehem for Sunday night's traditional ceremonies of the nativity, there was little promies of good will on the international scene. In Berlin, a new incident occurred along the Communit wall, that symbol of a divided world. The U.S. commandant in Berlin, Maj. Gen. Albert Watson H, canceled an appointment at Soviet headquarters in East Berlin after refusing to bow to a demand by East German border guards that three civilian aides with him identify themselves. A. U.S. spokeman called the incident "a calculated affront" by the Soviet. In the Far East, heavy Communist rebel casualties were reported in widely scattered areas of South Viet Nam as the peace of the American-supported drive against the Reds picked up. A railway disaster darkened the holiday in Italy. Seventy-one persons died when the 'tail-end car of " a crowded train broke away' and plunged into a river near Catanzaro. But despite nagging worry of world tension and the shadow of individual tragedies, a Europe whose Christmas stocking is bursting with prosperity prepared to celebrate the day with feasts and gay parties—and with the church ceremonies of the various Christian faiths. Winter sports resorts in the Alps were booked solid—as were Riviera sunshine spots. In Berlin, where 800 lighted Christmas trees decorated the Western side of the wall, West Berliners showered the 110,000 American, British and French troops with invitations to Christmas dinner. But for many Germans in Berlin it will be a bleak holiday. Efforts to arrange special visits across the wall—just for the day—broke down. In West Germany, numerous West German orphans will have Christmas parties given by the American and other Allied troops in West Germany.. The 1st Reconnaissance Squadron of the U.S. 14th Cavalry was delivering 2,000 packets of toys and candies to children in 15 towns along the East German border. President Kennedy is sending Christmas greetings to West Berliners and other European citizens in a European television broadcast Christmas night. The American people will celebrate Christmas, mindful of sons, husbands and fathers in uniform deployed on cold war fronts from Asia to Europe. Pope John XXHI will celebrate Midnight Mass in the Vatican's Clementine Hall for the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican. At noon on Christmas Day the Pope will appear at the main balcony of St. Peter's to give his blessing "Urbi et orbi" (To the city and the world.) The Vatican radio continued to beam to the world the Christmas message that Pope John gave Thursday night. It was the Pope's fourth Christmas message and it called on world leaders to strive for peace and brotherhood among nen. The U.S. 6th Fleet dropped anchor in Naples and the ships were specially lighted with colored Christmas decorations. Groups of American sailors toured orphanages singing carols. Britain waited for its traditional turkey dinner and family gatherings after its biggest Christmas spending spree on record. Five women ban-the-bomb demonstrators, who went to jail after a demonstration near the Soviet embassy last month, were released in time to" have Christmas at home. Unprecedented shopping sprees also were reported in the Scandinavian countries. In Austrian Alpine villages, fanners got out old wood-carved family cribs from attics and repainted the figures of the Holy Family and worshipers. Then they were placed under the Christmas tree. The practice—like some of the cribs—is five centuries old. planeload of Christmas toys to ragged Negro youngsters his son had talked about when he was last home. The toys will be flown to the Congo on a plane of the Italian 46th Air Brigade, the unit to which the slain airmen belonged. Behind the Iron Curtain there were Christmas trees in many homes although Communist governments frown on Christmas. Poland prepared to spend Christmas in its usual non-Communist fashion. Yuletide decorations brightened most of Warsaw's drab shop windows. The facade of the Central Department Store in the heart of the shopping district was ablaze with neon stars and a four- story-tall neon Christmas tree. The overwhelming majority of the Poles will go to church Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In Hungary, buying of rare food delicacies rose sharply. Crowds lined up in front of Budapest shops even for such high-priced items as television sets. In Havana, signs reading "Merry Socialist Christmas" contrasted with some traditional customs still being observed. A huge decorated Christmas tree stood in front of a new government housing development. Old World carols could be heard on the radio. Shoppers were in a free-spending mood, but seemed more interested in food, clothes and trivia than in other goods. Most fresh foods were sold in limited quantities to long lines of people at nationalized supermarkets. Frenchmen, Christmas Eve who much celebrate like New Year's Eve, and sometimes with more gusto, were promised a breathing spell from terrorist incidents. The right-wing extremists responsible for plastic bomb attacks in the quarrel over Algeria themselves urged a Christmas truce. But there was no surcease from strikes. A work stoppage by Paris of all denominations of the Christian faith, which observe in special manner today and tomorrow, the birthday of Christ. Children's programs, special usic and sermons, candlelighl services, tableaux, and midnighl Masses will attract countless num hers of persons. Among the services tonight wil be candlelight program at Grace Lutheran at 7 p.m.; a service at St. Luke's Lutheran at- 8:3 p.m.; organ recital and candle light service at 10:30 at Calvary Presbyterian church; special serv ice at St.-James Lutheran at p.m.; pageant at Broadway Al liance; program at Helm SI Church of God; midnight Masse, at the three Catholic churches Mass at 11:30 p.m. .at Trinit) Episcopal church. Saturday was a busy day fo dozens of volunteer workers wh distributed baskets of food am toys so there will be no family without a Christmas observance Shoppers gave $1,095 to the Sal vation Army kettles and other donated S300 to enable the Armv to distribute 75 baskets of food The Elks also gave out 59 basket Saturday and the Firemen, 15 the Delta Hi-Y, 10 Other lodges church classes and groups went to the homes of shut-ins and needy, giving tokens of remem brance for the day. Ask U.S. Aid In N. Guinea Negotiations THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP! —The Netherlands sought Ameri can help Saturday in paving thi way for negotiations with Indo nesia on the explosive dispute over New Guinea's jungle an; mountains. Indonesian President Sukarno last week ordered his armed fore es to be ready at-any moment to invade the Dutch half of the world's second biggest island. Reliable sources said the U.S. government advised the Dutch o, willingness to mediate in bringing the Dutch and Indonesians together but only if no conditions were set It was not known whether the Dutch Cabinet at an emergency session abandoned its former posi tion that negotiations could be •held only on the basis of givin; In Ferrara, the father of an | postal truck drivers seeking more Italian flier slain in the Congo is fulfilling a wish made by his son before he died in the Kindu mas- money sharply cut down mail deliveries and caused a pileup not expected to be sorted until the sacre of 13 Italian U.N. airmen. Lend of the month. Giuseppe Gonefli is sending a U.S. Considering Full-Scale Testing WASHINGTON (AP)—If Presi-j Britain's Christmas Island in the dent Kennedy decides to resume aerial tests of nuclear weapons, U.S. military experts may propose that the experiments include firing and detonation of ballistic missiles with hydrogen warheads. Such full-scale tests never have been staged by the United States. Pacific be used for the purpose. U.S. officials expect to hear from Britain within 10 days on the latter point. Though officials here deny a decision has actually been made to resume the atmospheric blasts', it is apparent the government in- Prospects of new atmospheric| tends to.go ahead unless the in- blasts of nudear weapons mounted as a result of the two-day con- ternational situation improves. The exact time when Kennedy ference, which ended Friday, be-1 will P" 5 " the button for the tests bveen Kennedy and Prime .Minister Harold Macmillan of Britain. Kennedy won an agreement from Macmillan that because of the massive Soviet tests, it is necessary to plan U.S. tests to maintain the effectiveness of the West's nuclear power. would depend on the progress of preparations for them, on military factors and on the international climate. The situation regarding the ballistic missile is unique. It is prob. a'bly the only piece of ordnance ever developed by the United Macmillan. gave--no assurance! States and put in the hands of Britain -would join in the tests, but agreed to consider letting operating forces without having been given full-scale field tests. Inside Today's Issue--- ALERT FORCE—Bunker Hill Air Base's alert force will be following regular routine during the Christmas holidays protecting America. Page 20. SEASON'S GREETINGS — This week's picture page is devoted to Christmas. Don't miss it on page 11- And be sure to read Ann Landers, This Changing World, Golden Years and the Family Weekly magazine section. ••.'•'• In Lisbon, the spirit of Christmas was almost buried by anger and bitterness over the loss of Goa to the Indian army. Demonstrators carrying -banners "Hang Nehru'" and "Down with the Anglo-Portuguese alliance" drummed up feeling among Christmas shoppers in the streets. .For five young students in Copenhagen Christmas promises to be a cold and hungry day. Protesting against armaments and the poverty and hunger of millions of humans, the five planned to stay in a tent on Copenhagen's Central Square until next Thursday—without eating. Said Lise Rosendahl, 20, the only girl in the group, "We want to make people realize what happens in other parts of the world." There was a hunger strike in Greece, too—by.380 workers in a spinning mill at Edessa. But their object was more mundane—Christmas bonuses. Fire Damages Home A bedroom at the home of Calvin Jackson, 426 Howard, was damaged by .fire shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Firemen said two' beds were destroyed and other rooms of the Snow Blankets Loganspcrt Area A five-inch snow fell on the Idgansport area Saturday snaring holiday traffic but virtually assuring residents of a white Christmas. Some snow flurries were forecast for Sunday amd Christmas Day, but the Weather Bureau said they might be limited to a small area near Lake Michigan. Slick highways caused several accidents in the area. City, coun- :y and state highway crews were working overtime to get roads cleared. All streets and 1 roafls were reported passable, though lazardous. Several motorists were stranded in Peru between 3 and 4 a.m. Saturday when traffic became snarled at the Wabash railroad overpass 10 miles east of Logansport on U.S. 24. . State police reported traffic tied up two miles east of the overpass and drivers were asked to stay in Peru until state highway 'trucks cleared the road. Woodrow Bowman, Logansport street • superintendent, said his .crews laid off'at 6 p.m. Saturday as some of the men had been working 18 to 20 hours. Bowman said- that all streets had been in good 'condition at noon Saturday, but continued snow had put them "back where they started." The city crews were to resume work at 6 a.m. Sunday plowing downtown streets and parking lots. Two trucks, a grader and a cinder spreader were to work all night Saturday on county roads. The county highway'department reported Saturday night that all roads were-passable although slick and hazardous. No drifting was reported. John Burrough, superintendent of the Monticello sub-district of the state highway department, said his crews had been working since 9:30 p.m. Friday and would continue working through Saturday night. Salt and sand were being poured on the roads to reduce the snow to slush, then the roads were to be scraped clean. Burrough warned all drivers to use caution, although all roads are passable. The telephone company and the municipal'uniility office said there had been no reports of outages or lines down, although some of the lines were getting "heavy" with snow. Slick streets and roads were blamed for several accidents Saturday. There were no injuries or arrests." Shortly after noon, a car driven by Betty Rose, 21 ,of Warsaw, went out of control on Ind. 25, two miles north of Logansport, and struck an oncoming car driven by Judith Smith, 21, of route 5. BERLIN CHRISTMAS-Members of the "Young Democrats," a West German organization, present a large bottle as a Christmas gift to. U.S. soldiers on duty at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. (UPI Telephoto) Traffic Deaths Running Ahead Of Previous Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic Fires Misceallaneous Total 155 15 17 Christmas, also a three-day holiday, the toll was 488 killed in traffic. For comparative purposes, The 1871 Associated Press tabulated the death toll across the country dur- Highway tragedies, rising steadily across the nation, marred the Christmas holiday scene Saturday. Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council in Chicago, said, "The toll is running ahead of any previous Christmas holiday in our history." With the three-day yuletide period just beginning, traffic fatalities mounted to 155 while fires took 15 lives and 17 other persons died in • miscellaneous mishaps. The over-all death toll was 187. The National Safety Council estimated 500 traffic deaths for the the 700,000 Papuans in New Guin-! weekend which began at 6 p.m, * I * . i • v» • » . -11 J _ J , one-story damaged water. frame structure were by heat,.smoke and A neighbor who -reported the fire said the Jackson family had left for an out-of-town visit about one hour before. A fire last summer destroyed the back porch, of the Jackson -home. •' .' - ' ' ea the right of determining their own future. A communique said the Dutch government was seeking U.S. aid in arranging an "open discussion" with Indonesia—negotiations in which neither side has set prior conditions. However, in a message to U.N. acting Secretary-General U Thant, who asked both Indonesia and the Netherlands on Dec. 19 to refrain from force, Premier Jan de Quay said the Dutch were seeking a 'settlement acceptable if possible to Indonesia, but also compatible with Dutch responsibilities to the 700,000 Papuans. The Dutch regard one of their responsibilities as seeing to it that the Papuans have the right of self- determination. Sukarno has set as a precondition that he is willing to negotiate only on his demand for surrender of sovereignty over the territory. local tune Friday night and ends at midnight Monday. The record traffic death toll for a three-day Christmas weekend was 609 in 1955. This also is the record traffic toll for any three- day holiday period. The record for any holiday period was a four-day Christinas period in 1956 when 706 persons were ing a nonholiday period in Dei cember this year. The tabulation, made between 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and midnight Monday, Dec. 11, showed 347 deaths in traffic mishaps, 42 deaths in fires and 57 in miscellaneous mishaps. The first traffic victim this weekend was Cora Marcotte, Littleton, N.H. She was killed in a two car crash while going to Rhode Island to spend Christmas with relatives. Indiana's Christmas holiday traffic toll rose to six Saturday as snow, drizzle and fog multiplied driving hazards. A two-car collision just inside the heavy snow belt near Marion killed Miss Bessie'H. Pinnick, 60, West Baden. State police said her car apparently went out of control on rutted ice and snow on Ind. 37 eight miles north of Marion and collided with a car driven by Warren Perin, 39, Carmel. Perin was not hurt. Miss Pinnick was on her way mjshaps _ Last | to Fort Wayne to spend Christmas Injured Flora Man, Coming Home By Airplane f Grounded In Kansas City visiting a brother. She died ol head and chest injuries, including a possible fractured neck, anc a leg fracture. The crash occurred at the edge of the Gardens of Memory Cemetery. John Jeffers, 64, a Williamspart trucking contractor, died in Community Hospital, Williamsport, z few hours after a crash in which a car hit a wet spot and plunged down a 10-foot embankment. Jeffers .was riding with his stepdaughter, Nancy L. Kennedy, 21, Williamsport, who was taking him to Lafayette to pick up a repaired truck. She was not hurt in the accident, which occurred two miles south of Pine Village on Ind. 55. Mrs. Edith Ross, 35, Anderson, Damage to the Smith car was estimated at $800 and, to the Rose car,' ?200. Sheriff Bernard Leavitt and Deputy Rex Harris investigated. At 4:30 p.m., a car driven by Mrs. Sharon Hicks, 22, of route 5, Monticello,. went out of control and rolled over in a ditch on_U.S. 24, one mile east of-Lake Cicott Three automobiles were extensively -damaged in front of 925 Erie Ave., at 12:09 a.m. Saturday. Robert Biddle, 39, of 816& W. Melbourne Ave., was backing his' 1957 sedan.away from a parking place and was struck by a 1955' sedan driven by Howard Williams, 32, of 504 Tanguy St. The Biddle . car then struck a parked 1955 station wagon owned by Melvin Auker, of.925 Erie Ave.'All three vehicles were facing east at the time of the accident. Damage was to the right side of the Biddle car, to the left front of the Williams automobile and to the left rear of the Auker station wagon. There were no injuries nor arrests. Cars driven by Walter McCall, 52, route 1, and Paul Rogers, 26, of 2104 Westgate, collided at 11:27 a.m., at Fifteenth and High. Again slick pavement was blamed for the mishap. At 3:55 p.m., cars driven by Thomas Watts, 18, of 526 Wheatland, and Pat Rose, 41, of 515 W. Linden, collided at Heath and Miami. Much of the snow in Southern Indiana melted as it fell. However, state police reported roads becoming slick from a glaze of light snow in the south end of the itate Saturday afternoon. The snow prospects dwindled across the center of the state as the center of the storm pattern passed through. The weathermen said about two inches might accumulate midstate, and little or none in the south. The weathermen said the north- A six-inch snow packed onto roads around Peru. About four inches of fresh snow turned into slush at Marion. Wabash reported a three-inch cover. The weathermen saidthe northeast winds, loaded with moisture off Lake Erie, accounted for. the heavy snows in the north end of the state, while northwest winds over the rest of the state carried less moisture. Cold down to 15 was forecast for Sunday morning, with the lowest marks likely to be in the south. Generally freezing daytime highs in the 20s were expected on Sunday. Christmas Day also is expected to be cold. Four fnfi/red In Miami Crash PERU—Four persons were injured in a head-on crash at 9 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 31 two miles south of here. A northbound car driven by iLeroy 'Eble, Jr., 33, of Indianapolis, skidded into the on- was killed when she swerved toj com j n g i ane 0 { traffic, hitting miss a dog, sending the car into a car driven by Ted L. Moon, A plane. carrying William Ijames, 50, of Flora, fromElko, Nev., to Logansport was grounded in Kansas City Saturday evening. Ijames was critically injured in a Nevada accident Oct. 21 which killed his son, William Jr., 24. Paralyzed from the waist down, a skid on wet pavement, off the road' and crashing into a tree. Her son, Byron. 15, suffered minor injuries in the crash near their home south of Anderson. Previous weekend traffic victims killed Friday night were Raymond Ocheltree, 31, Kingman, a two-car collision south of Sterling, and Paul T. Patterson, 4s, Novi, Mich., and his wife, Patsy, 27, both injured fatally in a three-car collision south of Garret. Mrs. Mary Cabell 49, Terre i Haute, was killed in a crash on be was to be admitted to Me-j wet pavement about 10 miles i northeast of Charlotte, Mich., Sat- morial hospital. His sister, Mrs. W. M. Rynerson, of 1609 Spear St.," said he had been admitted to a Kansas City hospital and would be flown here when weather permits. urday. Police said her nephew, Henry Gordon, Terre Haute, with whom she was riding, apparently, sideswiped a car he was trying to He was met at the airport by pass and skidded into a bridge a brother, James, who lives in!abutment. Gordon was slightly Kansas City. I hurt. 400 Trees Planted !n City This Year More than 400 trees were planted in Logansport parks this fall and are expected to offer a blaze of color for people who frequent the area ten years from now. The, trees were planted at, a cost of approximately $2,000 to the city and was part of the tree and shrubbery program designed to replace the dead trees, add color and generally landscape the parks, according to city Engineer John. Rinehart. The trees and shrubs were planted in Spencer, - Riverside, Dykeman and Fairview parks, and at Memorial hospital, Twenty-fourth and George Streets, Eel River Avenue and Broadway, Eighteenth and Jefferson- Streets and Sixth and Columbia Streets. Many of the trees and much of the shrubbery were given to the city by residents. Rinehart, in discussing the program, said eight Japanese Flowering Cherry trees were planted along the -river in Riverside park and should be one of the city's beauty spots when they mature. Approximately 1,000 seedlings were planted in Dykeman park- earlier in the year and should give added shade 10 to 20 years hence, the • engineer said. Rinehart said the city owed a special vote of thanks to J. H. Mertz, principal of Logansport High. School and ;to David Dunwoody of Fairview and the in- jstructors who assisted them in their work in landscaping the parks. When the schemes and plans for the landscaping were completed by Lester Pottinger, Steve Gordon, Marcellus F1 o r y, and Floyd Wilbanks, the trees and shrubbery were delivered to the exact spot designated and then planted by employees of the street and park departments. - . Rinehart said Saturday a normal loss is expected during the lives 'of the trees and shrubs, but several, years from now should add a new beauty.to the city. The varieties of trees and shrubs planted the past two months include Chinese Chestnut; Thornless Honeylocust, Black Walnut, Golden Willow, Green Ash, Kentucky Coffee, Silver Maple, Pin Oak, Norway Maple, Russian Olive, Flowering Plum, Pink Magnolia, Persimmon, White Birch, Svtaet Gum, Beach, Butternut, Sugar Maple, American Holly, Moraine Locust, Flowering Crab, Soft Maple, Red Bud, Crimson King Maple, Sassafras, Dog Wood Pink Flowering, Ash, Rubra Maple, Wahoo Bush, Japanese Flowering Cherry, Fancy Crab, Flowering Washington Hawthorn, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, Black Gum, Bass Wood, American Beech, Ginco, Cut Leaf Weeping Birch, Clump Birch, Dog Wood Flowering, Hackberry, Walnut, Linden, Sycamore and Blue Spruce. Pink Flowering Rose of Sharon, 24, of Peru. Admitted to Duke's hospital were Eble's wife, Geraldine, 30. with a fractured right arm and Moon's wife, Rosella, 21, with -a deep laceration on the forehead. Eble's son, Daniel, 5, was treated for a minor head laceration and released. Two other Eble children were uninjured. Damage to each car was estimated at $1,000. Investigating the crash were State Troopers Robert McGowen and Arlen Good, and Deputy Sheriff Lowell Har- WEATHER Yesterday's Temperatures High 33 Low 27 INDIANA: Cloudy and colder Sunday and Sunday night with occasional snow showers, diminishing to flurries. High in upper 20s. NORTHERN OHIO: Cloudy Sunday and Sunday night with scattered snow flurries. Continued cold. High 24-38. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OHIO: Occasional light snow diminishing to light snow flurries Sunday and much colder. Sunday "night partly cloudy east, cloudy with snow flurries west and cold. High 26-35. No Issues Employes of the Pharos- Tribune •& Press will observe the Christmas holiday Monday. There will be no issue of the Pharos-Tribune Monday evening and the Press will not be published Tuesdiy morning.

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