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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, May 16, 1962
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n 7 rj A . 7 .WANSPOST PDBH^LIBJAJY ^ Ready r or Armed forces Day * * Founded in 1844— LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Leased United Press International News, Bhoto Wires WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 16, 1962 For All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 WE SPONSOR ONLY W.B'E. WORTHWHILE Price Per Copy, Ten Cents S. ASKS THAILAND BUILDUP Expect Crowd at Air Base Pictures on Page 6 BUNKER HILL AFB — Bunker Hill officials are making last minute preparation for the annual Armed Forces Day "toeivance at this Strategic Air Command installation. Thousands of visitors will converge on the base Saturday to see static aircraft and ground support equipment displays, circus entertainment from Peru and the SAC aircraft attached to the base. Entertainment will also feature the Purdue University AFROTC band, exhibitions by the Indiana Sky" Diver's Club and other exhibits. The base gates will open at 9 a.m. The aircraft which will be on display in the Hangar 200 area are: B-52H with an air launched missiles, B-47 . "Stratojet," KC-97 "Stralofreighter," F-101 "Voodoo", and .the F-102 "Delta Dagger." Bunker Hill AFB will also have its own B-58 "Hustlers," KC-135 "Stratotankers," F-106 "Delta Darts," C-123 "Provider," T-33 "Tee Bird," and the USA "Blue Canoe," on display. Part of the static ground sup-port equipment displays will be inside Hangar 200 although B-58 and KC-135 flight crews will be standing by these aircraft outside to explain other support equipment and to answer questions about the aircraft. Some of the B-58 support equipment to be on display includes.a MD 3 generator, air conditioner and compressor turbines. The 305th Field Maintenance shops will have mockups of aircraft, air conditioning, ignition and.power supply systems' a KC-135 boom; components of fuel systems, and demonstrations of this equipment in tluding a wheel and tire disassembly and assembly change. Personnel from the 217th Field Training Detachment will demon strafe the B-58 escape capsule and also display a mockup of the aircraft's landing gear. The base education office is planning an educational display which is in connection with May 19th being proclaimed "Education Day" by the Strategic Air Command. Along with this program, five Indiana college and university presidents, their wives, and staff have been invited to the base as personal guests of Col. Frank L. O'Brien, wing commander. The college officials will" lour the installation and have luncheon at the Officers' Open Mess. Other programs planned for the (lay include Demonstrations by PME personnel showing an egg being fried in fractions of a second how a voice travels over micro waves and a bulb being lil while held in a hand; a M-41 tank and 90 mm/M-56 gun by the U.S. army; tools, clothing and other items displayed by base supply; ana! displays by the CAP and Boy Scouts. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Fair and continued unseasonably warm this afternoon, tonight am Thursday. Low lonight 65 to 72 High Thursday 85 to 92. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 11 a.m.......81 la.m. 72 Noon 83 2 a.m 71 Ip.m 84 3 a.m 70 2p.m 85 4 a.m 69 S p.m 89 5 a.m 08 4p.m 90 6a.m 67 5 p.m 93 7 a.m B8 6p.m 93 Sa.m 71 7 p.m flO 9 a.m 76 Sp.m 84 10 a.m 80 9 p.m ...80 11 a.m :82 10 p.m 77 Noon 84 11 p.m 76 Ip.m 85 Mid 75 2 a.m 86 High year ago 66 Low year ago 45 Barometer nitrometer «t 2 p.m., 30.00, steady River Stage JRivcr at 7 a.m., 3.91 Red Cross Will Honor Volunteers Mrs. Mary Kmnski, director of •lome Service of the St. Joseph county chapter o! the American Red Cross, will be the main speaker at the annual Recognition >anquet in Logansport, May 22. She is a former Red Cross field' representative and has gained ex- ensive knowledge in Red Cross work, according to Donald Um- jarger, local chairman. MORE THAN 100 volunteer workers will receive pins, bars and certificates in accordance with the number of hours worked during the past year and for the number of years served in Red Iross work. The banquet will be held in the Baptist Temple starling at 6:30 wn., Umbarger said Wednesday. COMMITTEE chairmen include: Mrs. John Conn, general chairman; Gerald Baker, awards; Mrs. Billy Jackson, decorations; Mrs. Edwin Cox and Mrs. Edwin Deck, registration. Hostesses will be Mrs. Mary Weaver and Mrs. V. A. Carlson, Mrs. Lee Kantzer is in charge of publicity for the event and program books will be handled by 'Mrs. Dallas Williams. REV. ROBINSON'S FINAL SERMON HERE JUNE 3 The Rev. Dr,.M. L. Robinson, of 1820 North St.',' who is retiring as pastor of the local Baptist Tern- Die, will preach his final sermon as minister of the church on Sunday morning, June 3. He and Mrs. Robinson will be honored at a special Family Night carry-in supper at the church at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. It is being sponsored by the membership committee of the Board of Deacons. DR. ROBINSON will be in charge of the service next Sun day but will be away Sunday, May 27, attending the annual meeting of the American Baptist Convention in Philadelphia from May 23 through May 27. The service that Sunday will be in charge of a guest minister. The service at which he will close his pastorate on June 3 will be a Communion service. He will then deliver the Baccalaureate sermon that afternoon for this year's .Logansport high school graduation class. PAST PRESIDENT.of the Cass County Ministerial Association, Dr. Robinson has been active in civic affairs during his 15 years as pastor here. It was under his leadership that the Baptist Temple sponsored the successful establishment .of the new George Street Baptist church. • Dr. and Mrs. Robinson wil move to Lafayette, where. their son, Capt. .Samuel M. Robinson, is a Purdue Air Force ROTC instructor. Captain Robinson wil leave soon on a Korean assignment but his family will remain at Lafayette. The Baptist Temple has not yet chosen Dr. Robinson's successor as pastor of the local church. NOW YOU KNOW The flame thrower was firsl used as a weapon by the Ger mans during Hie World War I winter of 1914-15. U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPD—The lowesi temperature reported to Ihe U.S Weather Bureau this morning wa 28 degrees at Redmond, Ore. The highest reported Tuesday was 104 at Presidio, Tex. FIRST WIND TUNNEL MADE BY EIFFEL Known far more for his famed tower in Paris, Gustave Eiffel built the first serviceable wind tunnel, laid down many fundamentals of airplane wing and propeller design. Classified Ads are ' at your service daily. For aid in designing one to' fill your needs fast dial 4141. Pharos-Tribune & Press FAMILY WANT ADS Phone 4141 MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY-Mrs. Charles K. Michael, right, city chairman of the survey on mentally ill children to be conducted in Logansport next week through the cooperation of the 110 Set For Local Survey Plans for a mental health survey to be conducted in Logansport next week and in the remainder of the county in June were announced Tuesday by Don Grain, president of the Cass County Association for Mental Health. Mrs. Charles K. Michael has been named city chairman of the door-to-door survey, which will be conducted through the Parent- Teachers Association city council. MORE THAN 110 workers will interview 1,100 individuals to determine their knowledge, impressions and recommendations on the care and treatment of mentally ill children in Indiana./ Crain said that there are 19,200 emotionally disturbed .children in Indiana, and-450 of them are in state institutions. Only 25.are receiving specialized care. The remainder are housed .with adult mental patients. THE SURVEY vrill inform the Indiana Association, for Mental Health and its 92 county chapters of the public's opinions and recommendations on the services to mentally ill children. Activities on behalf of Indiana's ment&Uy ill are conducted by the Cass county chapter, which is a member of .the United Fund. PTA council, gets an early slart by interviewing Mrs. R. G. Barnes, 1301 Michigan Ave. (Staff Photo.) Bayh Predicts Demo Harmony— After Convention INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - Stale 'Rep. .Birch Bayh, candidate for (he Democratic nomination for U.S. senator,-said today that the verbal attack..on Governor Welsh by Indianapolis .Mayor Charles Bos-well was not in the best inler- ests of the party. But he predicted harmony could be' restored after convention. Bayh,,at,a news conference here today; refused to retaliate for the sharp comments Boswell has made since Welsh picked Bayh for the senatorial candidacy. Boswell accused Welsh of .being'"a weak governor with the backbone of a fishing worm." "People in Indiana realize that things are said in pre-convention days in the heat of battle that aren't meant as they sound," Bayh said. "It doesn't help any party to make irrational statements." FILE ELECTION SUIT MACON, Ga. (UPI)-The U.S. Justice Department filed suit in federal court here loday asking ihat Bibb County, Ga., officials be restrained from using segregated voting machines and from counting white and Negro votes separately. SHOWDOWN NEAR Damaging Blow to JFK Aged Care Bill WASHINGTON (UPI)-A damaging, and possibly fatal, blow was delivered loday lo prospecls for congressional passage Ihis year of President Kennedy's medical care program for the elderly. Ore of the Democrats who had been tentatively counted upon to help pry some compromise .version out. of the House Ways & Means Committee disclosed that he would vole against the meas- ire. "I don't intend to vote for il this year," Rep. Clark W. Thomp- Laos? LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)-Laos? Where's that? Only two of 24 persons questioned in a man on the streel interview in this desert .gambling city Tuesday by United 'Press international had the slightest idea. Seven persons had no idea where the small- mountainous country in southeast Asia, between Thailand and North Viet Nam, was located. Six of those questioned thought Laos was an island; one woman thought the strife-lorn country was a military leader "over in Russia with the rest of them Commies." One elderly couple apparently felt it was a Las Vegas .'street: "We wouldn't have the slightest idea," the wife said. "We're only visiting here ourselves." NOT CANDIDATE HARTFORD,, Conn. (UPI)—U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, R-Gonn., announced today he would not seek re-election. Bush, 67, said he declined to. seek re-elect-ion "on Ihe advice of my physician." JOBLESS CLAIMS DROP INDIANAPOLIS (UPD—Unem- ployment compensation claims dropped by'4,150 last week from the lasl preceding week as a total of 33,086 was 1 recorded. SMI, D-Tcx., lold United Press In t'irnational. Thompson's opposition raisec grave doubt administration forces would be able to break the com miltee bottleneck that has blockec congressional action for five years on bills to add hospitalization in surance to cash benefits of the Social Security program. The showdown vote is expectec next month. Thirty Rallies Planned Thompson spoke out just days in advance of simultaneous rallies that will be staged by med ical care supporters in 30 big cit ies in an effort to whip u] "grass roots" pressure on Con gress. President Kennedy will lend hii prestige to the rallies next Sun day ; afternoon with, a nationally televised address from New Yor City's Madison Square Garden. Thompson said he was oppose to action this year on Kennedy' proposal because he wanted to se how the present Kerr-Mills pro gram of federal aid for the medi cally needy works out in his horn state. He said the Texas Legisla ture only this year brought tlv state -into this program. • Mills Refuses Backing The Texan was the second of th committee's 15 Democrats to voic public opposition to providing m ical care for the elderly unde the SocialSecurity program. Com mittee Chairman Wilbur D. Mills D-Ark., said earlier this year tha he did not see how he could sup port the legislation. To muster a majority of. 1 votes in the 25-man committee to some compromise version of Ken nedy's bill, the White House mus either: Win support of every on of the remaining 13 ' commitle Democrals,. or; pick up a vol from the Republican members t match every, additional Dcmocra' ic defection. There is considerable doubt thi can be accomplished. Promise Not to Attack VIENTIANE,- Laos (UPI)—The hief of the International Control ommission on Laos today said le pro-Communist- forces have romised riot to attack the border own of Ban Houei Sai unless as- aulted first by government joops. The ICC's Indian, Canadian and 'olish delegates flew into rebel- eld Plain of Jars this morning to eek ways, of shifting the war rom the battlefield back to the onference table. •ICC Chairman Avtar , Singh of ndia said on their return to Vien- iane that the pro-Communist reb- 1s had pledged not to attack Ban louei Sai, which lies across the Mekong River from Thailand, pro- ided government forces do not lit first. The commissions also said the •ebeis said (they would not obje/l [ the ICC sta-tioned iaspeclors in he town to see that the promise > kept. Advance 20 Miles Meantime, reliable sources said •oyal army patrols advanced about 20 miles from Ban Housi Sai toward the fallen • provincial capital of Nam Tha without meet ing any Communist .force. Royal Laotian soldiers are drifting back into the northwestern vil- age of Houei- Sai but some frank- y admit they would abandon it again in the face of a rebel attack. I visited the village Tuesday to check reports that the,rebels hac stopped short of seizing it in theh drive from the northwestern pro vincial capital of Nam Tha. The reports were true. Much of the damage to the vil [age was done by the retreating royal army. The soldiers edging back were operating in the vicinity of an old French Foreign Legion post which was reduced to dangerous sham Mes when the retreating force; blew up its ammunition dump The area was littered with unex plqded mortar bombs. Most of the 2,600 to 3,000 sol diers who poured through the village 1 and across the Mekong, River into Thailand last weel were being airlifted back into oth er Laotian towns. . But some .jvere drifting back t Houei Sai" from the surrounding countryside or even back- acrosi the Mekong from Thailand. Government buildings arounc the fort were destroyed or burned including the clinic set up by lh' late jungle doctor, Tom Dooley One royal army patrol venturec some distance up the road from Houei Sai to try to locate rebe positions but it apparently.did no draw any fire. Some soldiers said that in even of another rebel attack they in tended to retreat back across the Mekong. In Chungkong, Thailand, when most of the retreating royalist fled, their commander in chief Gen. Bounleut Sanichan, told'UP correspondent Prasong Wittaya th rebels slopped short of Houei Sa in fear of what Thailand's reac tion would be 1 . He said the rebels appeared t have divided into two groups—one going north Ho wipe out the last pockets of government control :n northweatern Laos and the other heading downstream toward Pak Tha, the 1 next important town on the Mekong. Some Hope For Laos Cease-Fire WASHINGTON (UPI) — American officials said today the United Stales has asked its Allies in South Pacific to join it in sending lilitary forces into Thailand. They said Australia, New Zea- and, Britain, Pakistan and the Philippines had been asked to consider the dispatch of small orces to lake their place along- ide U.S. land, sea and air forces icing flown into the area near ne border of Laos. Most of the representatives here f the countries involved were aid to have responded favorably o the request. But U.S. officials .eclined to give (heir reaction on country-by-country basis. The' U.S. requesl for token Allied orces was put before the ambas- adors and other representatives jf the five countries Tuesday by Averell Harriman, assistant secretary of stale for Far Eastern affairs. Hope for Settlement Meantime, hope for a diplomatic selllement in Laos was spurred by lussia's renewed pledge to sup)ort a cease-fire and work for creation of an independent neutral jovernment in the violence-torn idle Soulheast Asia nation. Top officials, however, warned against any undue optimism. They pointed out that Communist Mentions in the area still .vere far from clear. The U.S. military buildup in Soulheast Asia was going .steadily ahead, with an 1,800-man Marine battle group scheduled to go ashore late today in Thailand, which borders Laos. The. Marines, added to 1,0(10 U.S. Army troops already headed for the Mekong River boundary of Laos, a 1,200-mari Army element to follow and U.S. Air Force and Marine air units, will bring the total American strength in Thailand to about 5,000 men. Officials said Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin's reaffir- matron, in a conference Tuesday with Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Russia's year-old pledge to support a cease fire and creation of an independent government in Laos was heartening as far as. i'' went. The real tesl will come, Ihey Indonesia Troops Take Beachhead In New Guinea THE HAGUE (UPD—Indonesian paratroopers have established small bridgehead in Dutch New Guinea, The Netherlands defense ministry said loday. Ministry officials said the Indonesian force was centered on the Onin peninsula, north of Fak Fak harbor. An estimated 140 Indonesia! paratroopers jumped from seven U.S.-built DC3 transports Tuesday at Iwo poinls on the peninsula Dulch sources said Hie transports were supported by at least two American-made B25 bombers. "Dutch naval units, marines and infantry aided' by Papuan volunleers are trying to cul of the' Indonesians from receiving said, on the ground in Laos where the Communisl-led Palhet Lao rebels appear to be holding their fire after wresting the northwest part of fhe counlry from pro-Western royal government forces. Bank on Former Premier The United Stales is pinning its hope for a political settlement on neutralist former Premier Sou- vanna Phouma, who has tried unsuccessfully in recent months to form a coalition with elements of the royal government and the pro- Communist Pathet Lao. • Souvanna plans to relurn to Laos from Paris this wwekend for another effort. He was said to be irrilaled with the Communists, with whom he lias worked at imes, for undertaking Ihe atlack n northern Laos 10 days ago without advising him oft heir plans. But he was equally irritated with the royal government lead- :rs, Premier Boun Oum and Gen. 'houmi Nosavan, for refusing to oin the coalilion and carrying out i mililary buildup which appears o have provoked the Communist attack. Some of Ihe caution among lop u.s. officials over diplomatic de- velopmenls slems from their feeling Ihat Russia does not have complele control of the actions of the Pelhet Luo. Favor Dangerous Action They recognize Ihat Communist !hina and Red North Viet Nam both have a finger in the pie and are in favor of tougher and more dangerous action than Moscow in some respects. Officials said Kennedy's moves lo build up U.S. military strength were designed to give him "flexibility" to cope with any developments. The United States particularly wants to show Thailand and other Southeast Asian allies thai whatever happens in Laos, American forces would defend the rest of the non-Communist territory in the area. The show of U.S. military muscle also is a diplomatic weapon, since it undoubtedly will have some effect on the calculations of the Communists in Laos and elsewhere in Ihe region. Officials said fhe council of the eight-nation SEATO pact, which is pledged lo defend Ihe area againsl Communist aggression, probably would meel in Bangkok loday loday to discuss (he situation. Thailand has not called for help from SEATO, but President Kennedy said Tuesday his mililary moves were made "in order that we may be in a position to fulfill speedily our obligations" under that pact if il is invoked. further supplies," ministry said. the defense Blizzard Kills Three ANCHORAGE; Alaska <UPD- A flash blizzard, a wea'fher rarily for this time of year, lashed a company of. soldiers on., night maneuvers on* a high, bald ridge in the Chugaph Mountain's Tuesday. Three .died and nine others were hospitalized. The troops, members of Company C of the 1st Battle Group of the 23rd Infantry at nearby Ft. Bichardson, were on a three-day mountain exercise about eight miles southeast of here. The blizzard, packing winds of over 70 m.p.h., caught the soldiers as they, were crossing the crest of a 4,000-foot high ridge. The 12 became separated from (fie 200-man company during the storm. A search was started as soon as they were missed, but two were dead when found and another w-as pronounced'dead. on arrival at Ihe Elmendorf Air Force-Base Hospital. ' The first group, of missing men found were transported overland .in tracked weasel-type cargo car- out in a helicopter, > Nonevof the hospitalized was in serious condioiln, Army officials said. Names of the dead were being withheld pending notification of next of: kin. SENATE PRQBERS SUBPOENA ESTES WASHINGTON (UPI) - Senali investigators disclosed today lha Billie Sol Esles has been sub poened lo appear al congressiona hearings on his shattered Texas farm empire and Ihe possible volvement of Washington officials A spokesman for the Senate permanent investigating subcom miltee also said Ihat many o Esles' records have been sub poened and Ihe group plans lo re quest Agriculture Secrelary Or ville L, Freeman lo teslify. 7 COAL MINERS KILLED BUDAPEST (UPI)-The. official Hungarian news agency MTI said Tuesday Ihat seven coal miners were killed in a mine explosion a Talabanya last Friday. Sec Tomorrow's Pharos-Tribune

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