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* * * * * Ponder New School 1 PUBLIC, LIBRARY unas WARM WE. SPONSOR ONLY W. B E WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— United Press International News. Photo Wires MONDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1962. For All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents U.S. TROOPS NEAR SCHOOL BOARD Still. Awaiting Action By State The start of construction on two new junior high schools in Logansport, which- school officials 'had hoped would come this summer, is still being held up for lack of funds. The cost of the two buildings is estimated at $2 million. The architect's plans for the Columbia junior high school .are completed and the school board will meet Monday night to consider those for the Stadium junior high school. To finance the buildings, the school board had hoped to obtain a loan of $2 million at two Plan Mental Clinic for Miami County "It is economically cheaper to operate a 'mental first aid station' than to wait until hospitiliza-. tion is needed," said Joseph Rody, Peru business man, Monday following his. appointment as chairman of 'a Miami 'County Mental Health clinic committee. Miami county is tentatively planning to join Cass county in a combined community clinic to lessen the cost of operation. RODY POINTED out that counties in the state already have the services of community psychiatric clinics, either jointly or individually. . "Our need is just as great. There is no reason why Miami county shouldn't haye these psychiatric services for the one out of every 10 persons who will need treatment for .a mental illness sometime during his lifetime," Rody said. THE APPOINTMENT of Rody to plan the clinic was announced by Mrs. M. A. McDowell, president of the Miami County. Association for Mental Health. He is treasurer of.the county association and a member 'of the board of directors of the State Mental Health Association. Other members of the clinic committee are Mrs. McDowell, Jack Comerford, Charles Phelps, ,Tom Grieger, and Mrs. John Lewis, all directors of the Miami County Association for Mental Health. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Sunny and warm this afternoon. Mostly fair tonight. Tuesday partly sunny and continued warm. Southwesterly winds 15 to 26 miles per hour this afternoon and Tuesday-. Low tonight in the 60s. High Tuesday in the 80s. Central & South Indiana Mostly fair and continued unseasonably warm today, tonight and Tuesday. Lows tonight 63 to 72 Highs Tuesday 86'to 93. Sunset today 7:52 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 5:31 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Fair south, partly cloudy north and continued warm. No important temperature changes. ... SUNDAY MONDAY 2p.m.- 81 1 a.m 71 Sp.m 86 2 a.m 70 4 p.ni 87 ,'i ii.in 70 Sp.m !)0 4 a.m.......69 6 p.m.......90 5a.hi..V. :.'.68 7p.m 85 8a.pi 67. 8 p.m.......80 7 a.m.......70 flp.m 78; .8 a.m 72 lOp.m 75 9a.m 75 11 p.m....-...74 • -10-a-.mi.vj.-.-.80- Mid 73 11 a.m.......82 Noon 84 1p.m......;8S 2p.m 86 Hi Year Ago ..84 Lo Year Ago 65 Barometer •uomctcr at 2 p.m., 29.80, steady River Stage River at 7 a.m., 4.63 and one-half per cent interest from he state common school fund. Such a request was made two fears ago but nothing has been forthcoming.. "According to the last informa- ion we received", said Board President Donald O'Neill, "we are one of three school corporations jeing considered for a loan." O'Neill said it was the board's understanding that state funds are wesently tied up in loans to other schools and bonds. "IT'S NOT a question of turning us down", he said," "it's just laving the funds. As the money comes in they will probably prorate it to the schools requesting cans. We may get some, but M-obably not the full amount requested." Another method of financing be- ng considered by the board is bonding. Schools are presently allowed to bond up to two per cent of the assessed valuation of the school corporation but, if an attorney general's opinion is upheld by the state supreme court in a test case, bonding power would be based on real ,yalue, or about three times that of assessed valuation. O'NEILL SAID a decision by the court is expected some time this month. The assessed valuation of the school corporation, is $35 million and the real valuation, $105 million. Bonding up to two per cent' of the latter figure would raise $2,100,000, approximately the amount required. Bonding would cost the city around three per cent interest. Another method of financing, private holding company, woulc be the most costly, requiring from four to five per cent interest on the loan. Whatever method of financing is chosen by the board, tfie burden will be. lessened by the school's cumulative building fund which now has a balance of $352,665 Two tax draws this year should double that figure. THE COLUMBIA junior high school is designed to accommodate 500 seventh, eighth and ninth graders and will be built adjacent to the present Columbia, elementary school. . The Stadium junior high school, to be located next to the high school football stadium, will accommodate 750 students. The two new schools would eliminate' the present Lincoln and Riley junior high schools and allow for the expansion of the high school anc Franklin school at those locations Friendship Visit SOFIA, Bulgaria (UPI) - Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev flew into (Bulgaria today, on a "friendship visit" which may produce 1 a new peace policy for the traditionally troubled Balkans. Informed observers believed Khrushchev planned to deal wit! .the political situation in south eastern-Europe, perhaps as a counter to the recent Atlantic Pac meeting in Athens. U. S. HIRED FIRST WOMEN WORKERS IN 1862 The, United States Treasury was the first division, of the federal government to employ women workers. Because of the shortage of men during the -War-Between-the-Slates, the Treasury began hiring women to cut and connt paper money in 1862. Whether it's men or women you -wish- to 'hire,- there's no shortage of applicants when you describe your job opportunities in the Classified section. Let your first thought be- to dial 4141. Pharos-Tribune & fress FAMILY WANT ADS Phone 4141 4 Youths Hurt in Crashes Four persons were injured, and 'our automobiles damaged, one of -them destroyed,' in. three Cass county accidents near logansport Sunday. . . Robert Hansen, 16, of 2625. Emmett Drive, is in good condition n Memorial hospital suffering 'rom bruises and lacerations and James, Sturdivant, 17 of -2206 \turdock St., a, passenger was ;reated for neck abrasions .following one of the crashes. Sturdivant was released from the hospital after treatment. Hansen told authorities he wais driving his small foreign car east on U. S. 24 two miles east of the city limits at 9:20 p.m. Sunday and was crowded off the lighway by another car going ;he same direction. OFFICERS SAID the car traveled 78 feet along the shoulder on :he north side of the highway, crossed the highway and traveled another 74 feet on the shoulder on the .south side. The car then turned over on its side. Damage to the car was estimated at $600 by State Trooper Richard .Keyes and Deputy Sheriff Robert Sabatinr who"' investigated. Richard Modricker, 18, of 205 W .Miami Ave., suffered a bruis ed nose and his passenger, Charles Knepper, 18, of 630 Tanguy St., lost an upper tooth and sustained scratches on his arms when the 1955 sedan in which, they were riding went out of control and crashed into a fence on the High Street Road. MODRICKER SATO he attempted to tune the radio in his car and lost control, skidding 465 feet before, crashing into a fence on the Marcellus Flory farm. The automobile was a total loss. Damage to the fence was estimated at $70 by Deputy Sheriff Robert Sabatini, who investigated. The accident occurred at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Damage was estimated at $200 when automobiles driven by John Mueller, si, of Louisville, Ky., and Kobert Howard, 28, of rural route 1, city, collided five miles north of Logansport on Indiana 25 at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. THE/ACCIDENT .occurred, at the, intersection of the highway .and • county ^road 500 N. Deputy Sheriff Robert Sabatini, who investigated, said neither driver was injured. Two people were injured slightly and two automobiles were damaged extensively in an accident ai Eighteenth and George Streets shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. Nancy Olson, 13, of 2120 Smeac St., sustained a bump on the righ: side of her head and Laurel Barnett, 13, of 2712 Emmett Drive suffered chest bruises, when the car in which they were, riding collided with another driven by Mrs- Hazel Zech, 62, of 1336 N. Third St. . ' THE TWO GIRLS were passengers in a 1956 sedan driven by Mrs. Zenith Barnett, 42, of 2712 Emmett Drive. The entire front of the Barneti car was damaged and the righi side and fender of the Zech automobile were crushed. . Both drivers' escaped injury and there were no arrests. Fix-Up Week Proclaimed The week, starting May 20 was officially designated. Monday as "Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up" week in a proclamation\issued = by Mayor Otto Neumann. In the proclamation, the mayor asked all residents of the city to take''an active part in this second annual event in order to assure its success. ' The' parade scheduled for Saturday of this week will officially launch the observance. RATIONAL SAFETY COUPICII. .",.;-A\; •": ' {' tXCtPTIONAl, SfRVIC* TO TOw^vi' '^WwWW^m Sr ftUtiiiiUlti' ^JHyid3*i«uJlJ.<Ji.«v3ajJ%;HB B ,ii SERVICE TO SAFETY—The National Safety Council's Public Interest AVard for Exceptional Service .to Safety in 1961 has just been received by the Pharos-Tribune.- The plaque, shown above, is on display in the Pharos-Tribune and .Press business office along with the other awards the v Pharos-Tribmie has won. The non-competitive safety award was for,editorial leadership last year in a general safety campaign in which the dangers of narrow bridges in this area were emphasized. No other Indiana newspaper received the award. (Staff Photo.) FLY TWE FLAG 50-Star Flags Available At Cost Citizens in Logan-land and throughout the nation are urged to fly the new 50-star flag from their homes on all holidays. Since failure to display the flag is due more to the lack of opportunity to secure a flag suitable for home-flying rather than to any lack of patriotism, the Pharos-Tribune and Press are making a wonderful flag kit available to. all readers at cost as a public service. '- . • ' This kit consists, of a high- quality 3, x 5 foot fine cotton flag, colorfast with double stitched Assessments Due Tuesday Cass county property owners who have not/had their personal property ''assessed by Tuesday face <b penalty-; of $10 under a 1961 state law,' County Assessor Richard Gbhl warned Monday. The law provides that it is the responsibility, of the taxpayer to make sure his township assessor has his personal property assessed. If it is not, the county auditor is required to. add a $10 penalty Jo the next installment of taxes due. , " . ; IF THE assessment is not made until after' June 15 the law requires that, an additional. penalty equal to one-fourth of 1 the tax be added by the auditor. Anyone who has riot been con tacted by an assessor' should go to the, township assessor's .office by Tuesday and have his personal property assessed to -avoid r the penalty for delinquency,; the assessor warned., . : Fiery Crash GARY, Ind. (UPl)-An oil tank truck plowed into two state highway department vehicles today in Lake County and burst into flames, killing the' drive r of the tanker. He was trapped in the; crushed cab of the truck alter it exploded. At least one other person was injured'. ' stripes, a six-foot brass-jointec hardwood staff with top decoration, halyard and metal window socket. ALSO INCLUDED is an Jnstruc tion bulletin and flag etiquette folder. The entire kit is being offered at $3.00 if picked up at the office of the J^haros-Triburie ant Press, or $3.35 mailed postpaid An advertisement on page, 5 it this issue has an order form foi your. use. We hope that starting will Memorial Day, every home wil display the flag on all holidays. Old Glory flies over military posts, government and < public buildings and many institutions a' all. times, but seldom on Ameri can homes. 'THE NEW 50-star flag's, obtain ed,by the newspaper are in a sizi suitable for flying from froh porch or windowsill. , Although flags are customarily displayed on holidays they ma; be used at any time. The Unitet States Flag Foundation advise that the flag belongs to the peo pie, who may-display it &s they wish, barring bad weather, pro vided they treat the flag respect : fully. LEGAL HOLIDAYS includ New.Year's Day, Lincoln's Birth day, Washington's Birthday, Me morial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,. Columbus Day! Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. . . " ; Flags are also displayed on -all election days and Armed Forces Day. Hot Spell Most of Week By United Press International (Indiana sweltered in a midsum- nery hot spell.today which may ast most of the week. ' Temperatures climbed to. a sweltering 92 at Evansville Sunday and to the mid and upper 80s elsewhere around the state. It was 84 at Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, 85 at South Bend, 86 at Lafayette and 88 at Louisville. Forecasts called for highs today and Tuesday' ranging from the 80s io 93, and the five-day outlook indicated temperatures will average 3 to 10 degrees above normal central and south, and 4 to 8 degrees above normal north, this week. For the north portion, the put- look called for cooler Wednesday and warmer again. Thursday or Friday. Elsewhere, it will be "continued-very warm" to Wednesday, then "not quite so warm remainder of week." ' Overnight iows this morning ranged from 65 at most northern stations to 67 at Evansville and Indianapolis. Rainfall was spotty Sunday and confined largely to the northern portion. South Bend 'recorded one- fourth of an inch, Fort Wayne one' tenth of an inch. The forecasts called for fair and warm conditions through Tuesday and a chance of showers in the northern third by Tuesday night. It will be fair .south and partly cloudy north Wednesday. • Lows tonight will range from the 60s to 72 Marines Alert To A id Thailand Suspended Sentence! David Addington, 19, of 313 N. Hillcrest Drive.,; was fined $500 and costs and sentenced to the Indiana State farm ror six months when he appeared in City court Monday morning charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 'But the fine and sentence were suspended by Judge Frank Tolbert after he had given Adding' ton a stern warning on the seriousness of the offense. '• Addington was arrested 'Sunday morning, April 29, after a crowd of teen agers estimated as high as 300 by city police, hud attended a beer and dancing party at his home the previous night. Now You Know The pyramid of Cheops, n e a r Cairo, originally measured 481 feet in height and was 756 feet square at the base. Facing stone has been .removed, making its present height 450 feet. ^ U. S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPI)-The lowest temperature reported to the U:S. Weather Bureau this morning was 26 at Drummond, .Mont, The highest reported Sunday was 99 'at Carlsbad,": N.'M. Predicts Harbor At Bums Ditch , WASHINGTON (UPI)-An Indiana harbor, public 'or private, eventually, will be built at Burns Ditch, Sen, Vance Hartke, D-Ind, said today. "If no public harbor is buil' there, Midwest Steel.will build a private harbor," he said. "And i: that is done, there.never will be a public harbor in Indiana because there is not enough business elsewhere to justify it." Hartke and' Rep. J. Edward Roush, D-Ind, sponsors of legislation that would authorize the multi-million dollar Burns Ditch port, joined in opposing a proposal by Rep. Sidney R. Yates, D-I11. Supreme Court Denies Appeals To Union Chiefs WASHINGTON (UPI)—The Supreme, Court turned down, today appeals by two convicted union leaders^-Dave Beck, former president of the Teamsters union, and Maurice A. Hutcheson, head ofthe AFL-CIO Carpenters union. Beck, who • was succeeded as Teamster boss by James R. Hotfa was seeking reversal of his grand larceny conviction based on charges he stole $1,900 involved in the sale of a union-owned Cadillac. Hutchespn's conviction for contempt of' Congress was similarly upheld by the high court. He had refused to answer questions at. a hearing of the Senate labor rackets investigation in June, 1958. United Press International American soldiers in Thailand were reported moving toward the Laotian border today, involving the United States more deeply in the battle to stop communism from swarnjiing the rest of Southeast Asia. Washington reports said a bat- usit of 1,000 men of the 25th Army Division's 27th Infantry was ordered to the Mekong River town of Udong. after . pro-Communist rebels chased the remnants of ths royal Laotian army out of northwestern Laos into Thailand during the weekend. High U.S. officials . said 1,000 American Marines aboard a 7th Fleet task force were ready to .and as reinforcements when the Thai government gave formal ap- woval. It was expected momentarily. ' Elements of the 7th Fleet were maneuvering ints a semi - circle around the Indochina Peninsula. U.S. airborne troops in Okinawa and Hawaii and on the U.S. West Coast were on alert. Reinforces Border Thailand ordered its own'troops to reinforce the border area and Premier Sarit Thanarat called on the people to keep calm and trust in the government. Communist propaganda outlets set up a strident outcry against the American maneuvers. Radio Moscow said Laos is "being exposed to the danger of direct U.S. military intervention." Radio'Peiping carried an'inter- view with Laotian rebel Gen. Kong Le in which he charged that the United States actually provoked the rebel attacks in northern Laos and that the royal Laotian army broke the cease-fire first. Nevertheless, both the royal La. otian government in Vientiane and the rebel leadership appeared ready to talk peace terms, Asks New Talks The government of Prince Bpun Oum, its 5,000-man army shattered in northwest Laps and it: treasury shrinking by suspension of American economic aid, cablec neutralist Prince Souvanna Phou- ma in Paris with offers to resume peace talks. Informed sources in Vientiane said Boun Oum offered to let Sou- vanna's faction control the strate gic police and defense ministries in a coalition government if he could give some assurance they would not fall into the hands o the Communists. This issue broke up past negotiations. French government sources in Paris said Souvanna was readj to talk and offered to meet Boun Oum's negotiators in Laos on the Plain of Jars. The Peiping Radio broadcast indicated that Patlie Lao "Red" Prince Souphanouvong also favored the talks. Got To Formosa But Boun Oum and his strongman, Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, flew to Formosa today for a three-day visit, apparently without setting a date for. the session. Nationalis 1 sources in Taipei indicated the government might give Laos some rice and cement, but there was little chance of military help without American approval. President Kennedy put U. S. military preparations into action after weekend conferences in which he received reports that the pro-Communist rebels now occupied 5,000 square miles of northwestern Laos placed on the jovernment side of the cease-fire ine a year ago. It put the rebels right on the border .with Thailand, one of America's strongest allies in Southeast Asia. In neighboring South Viet Nam, where the United States al- •eady is deeply committed in the jattle against Communist Viet Cong guerrillas, American military officials were encouraged sy the results of new tactics being used. Mysterious Visit by U.S. Chief SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPI)-Gen. Paul D Harkins, chief of the U.S. ,military assistance command in South Viet Warn, returned to Saigon | today from a mysterious over night visit to Bangkok. It was believed he had gone there to discuss the worsening crisis in Communist - threatened Laos, but U.S. officials declined to disclose the exact nature of his trip. A spokesman said only that Harkins went to Bangkok on "official business." He was accompanied by his wife. They left here Sunday and returned today. Asked if any American military personnel in South Viet Nam were being readied for possible movement to Laos, the spokesman answered "not to my knowledge." He said any such decision would have tcj come from Washington or U.S. Pacific headquarters in Hawai.i There are 1,000 U S. Army combat troops now in Thailand and reports from Washington said they were moving toward the Laotian border today. U.S. military officials here were pleased at the success of a weekend military action in which South Vietnamese troops carried in by American helicopters' routed a sizeable force of Communist guerrillas. Lt. Col. Frank B. Clay, son of retired Gen. Lucius D. Clay who is President Kennedy's special adviser on Berlin, narrowly escaped death by a sniper's bullet in the action. Clay gave details of the operation in an interview with United Press International in the small Vietnamese delta town of My Tho. Asenior American adviser to the Vietnamese 7th Division he directed it Twenty-eight U.S. Marine and Army helicopters airlifted 922 Viet namcse troops .into the battle on the Plain of Reeds in Kien Phong Province. Another 1,080 Vietnamese moved in to cut off the guerrilla line of retreat by land. Map Shows Route of U. S. Tusk Force

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