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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 17, 1962
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* * * LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY *• * 4 rr* /^ /' /^ --,-.-- __ Hire Grad Lampaign Here /•> #s WARM WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA • ( Founded in 1844- Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1962 Far AllTsTewspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents FIRMS HALT 54 SEEK JOBS Logan Firms Cooperating The Pharos-Tribune, in cooperation wijli local business and industry, is today; featuring-a special section devoted to seniors ol Logansport high school who, upon graduation, will be seeking full-time employment in Logansport and surrounding communities. On pages 13, 14 and 15, readers will find listings with photographs of 54 students which include their interests, experience and training Employers are invited to use this helpful background information in finding placement for graduates Information for this project has been essembled with the assistance of J. Harold Hertz, princi- Safety Check Brings Results An average of 15 repair slips showing that automobiles that failed to pass the' safely check have been repaired are being received daily by the Logansporl police department, according to Traffic Sgl. Joe Wallace. Thursday's mad contained one such slip from a driver in Pipei City, 111., whose car failed to .pass the test here because the license plate identification light was burned out. This driver thanked the department for the check made on his car as he drove through" Logansport earlier in the month. THIS RESPONSE from motor ists who have received warning tickets from officers is gratifying, Chief of Police Lee Morris said Thursday, and'proves the check is worthwhile. After cheeking 519 vehicles on Burlington Avenue Wednesday officers conducting the check decided not to open any lanes Thursday. Other check points will be established Friday, according to the officers. The let-up in check lanes is pos si Me because the Indiana Depart. ment of Traffic Safety has extended the time for the checks until June 15, Wallace said. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Fair and not much temperature change this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Low tonight 66 to'72. High Friday 86 to 92. Central & South Indiana Mostly fair, continued hot through Friday except isolated afternoon thundershowers. Low tonight in the 60s. High Friday around 90. V 'Sunset today 7:54 p.m. Sunrise Friday 5 : 2g a.m. Outlook for Saturday:, Showers and scattered thunderstorms spreading over state from northwest. Continued hot except turning cooler northwest Saturday night. Lows upper 60s. Highs 86 to 92. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY lla.ra 82 la.m 72 Noon 81 2a.m 70 lp.ni '..85 3 a.m 69 2 a.m 86 4 a.m 68 3 p.m ,.91 5 a.m f>7 4 p.m. 91 6 a.m 6G ,•> p.m 91 7 a.m 70 6 p.m 95 8 a.m 72 7 p.m 91 9 a.m 78 8 p.m 86 10 a.m 82 9 p.m 82 lla.m 85 10 p.m .80 Noon..: 88 11 p.m 76 Ip.m 89 Mid 74 2p.m 90 High One Year Ago 64 Low One Year Ago 50 Barometer Barometer at 2 p.m., 30.00, (ailing River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.90. pal at the high- school, and John Ulmer, LHS guidance director. Statistics .on- students were obtained by circulating question- aires to members of. the LHS 1962 senior class. "THE CLASS of 1962", Herts said, "ranks well among the classes which have graduated from Logansport high school. A large percentage of this class is plan ning for college and other forms of higher education. "However", he added, "there are many immediately available for employment. We trust a great majority of these graduates will find employment now ane later within our own city." Douglass Nash, manager of the Logansport Area Chamber ol Commerce, had this to say: "THE YOUTH of. the community is in fact the future of the community. Efforts to keep this valuable asset in Logansport are important to our future. "Ttie growth of any community must depend on the maximum use of the .young people in that community. We sincerely urge all businessmen to carefully examine the students represented 'in this section and to make all'pos- sible use of them. "The leaders of tomorrow are represented here. We must keep their vision and talents in Logansport". Forty-eight of the 315 students in the 1B62 class have already secured permanent employment in tliis community. Nine are planning to marry and 21 are totally undecided or uncommitted at this time. OF THE REMAINDER, 108 will embark upon a four-year course in college. Some 51 others will also seek higher education, but for periods less than four years. These students have planned enrollment in junior college, bus iness or techinical schools. Twenty-five students are planning to enter some branch of the' armed forces. Most of. the 54 students seeking employment here will be available following commencement exercise June 8. Prospective employers may contact the students it the addresses listed. Further Background information is available at the high school. Nominees For City 'Officials' The campaign for city offices began at Logansport high school Friday following Good Government Day nominations Thursday, Seventeen students are vying for 11 city offices to be held on an honorary basis next Friday. Elections for the offices will be held Tuesday morning. NEXT THURSDAY evening the Key Club, sponsors of the event, will hold the annual leaders banquet to be attended by the newly- elected "city officials". Others attending will be the lop ten juniors and seniors, presidents of school classes, presidents of school organizations and Key Club members. The elected officers will "take office" next Friday, Good Government day. Appointive officials will be named by the mayor. Hon McFatridge served as Good Government Day Mayor last year. THOSE NOMINATED for office are: Mayor, Jack Gray and Jack Wasson; City Judge, Paul Hillis 'and W GS Parmeter; Clerk- Treasurer, Paul -Hipsher and Jim Closson; Prosecuting Attorney, Jim Odom. and Jim Lowes; Councilmen, Katy Hilbert, Sandy Nathan, Jane Wasson, Wayne Hop- :>er, Bill 'Franklin, Bill Medland, Mike Emler, Ann KieSling and iareri Kiesling. Seven of the nine, councilman nominated will be elected. I SHARE THE WEALTH-As hot as the weather's been around here in the past few days, there's nothing quite as tasty as an ice cream coiic to cool a feller off—or a dog for that matter. This-young man couldn't rcsis.t sharing-his treat' with the family pet., (Staff Photo.) • This Heat in May? More Like August! United Press International Indiana's first 1962 heat wa._ droned info its sixth'day today still acting very much like sultry August. Temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s, which have become ABOVE NORMAL NEXT 30 DAYS WASHINGTON (UPI)—Most of the nation east of the Continental Divide "is expected to .have above normal 'temperatures for the next 30 days but the area west, of the divide can look for below normal temperatures, The Weather Bureau's 30-day iorecast predicted-subnormal rain fall for the eastern half ,of the nation, except for two areas. Near normal rainfall was forecast or *the Gulf Coast and northern jorder states. Normal .rainfall ,was predicted for the western half of the United States, with the exception of'the West Coast where subnormal amounts were forecast. U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPI)—The' lowest temperature reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau this morning was 21 degrees at Ely, 'Nev. The highest reported Wednesday was 101 at Presidio,.. Tex. Public For u m A message . from a grateful Cass County Society for Crippled Children and Adults . . .on the editorial page. a way of life for Boosters since last Saturday, were scheduled to continue at least through Saturday. , The Weather Bureau, which normally issues three forecasts by zones for northern, central and southern - Indiana, lumped them all into one today that said "fair and continued quite, warm today, tonight, and Friday." The high ' this 'afternoon and again Friday was expected to be "near 90" from Lake Michigan to the Ohio Kivcr. The outlook for Saturday was "continued quite warm." No showers were expected be 1 fore Saturday afternoon and evening, when widely scattered thunderstorms were predicted. Highs Wednesday ranged from 87 at Indianapolis to 92 at Evansville. Overnight lows this morning ranged from 63 at.'Fort Wayng 'to 89 at IndAnapolis. Lows tonight will'range in the upper 60s again. Royal Center Plans Gala Festival Day •ROYAL CENTER — A pet and hobby parade and . show, pony rides, a kiddie theater for children, a farmers market .and a barbecue, \vill head the' activities for the day-long civic: festival planned for the residents of Royal Center on Saturday, May 19. . The festival was. organized by residents and businessmen . in Royal, Center to celebrate the. recent, establishment of two new businesses ; in Royal" Center. . Also on' the 1 activities schedule will be gift ' certificates,' street dancing and the selection of a "Royal Pork Queen." Named A -nine-member Cass County Planning Commission was named by the county commissioners in a •sp'e'cial session Thursday morning in the county auditor's office. '.The Planning Commission'- is composed of Marcellus Flory, Miami, township; - Ezra Cable, Clinton township;'/Russell Bevington, Jackson township; Herbert Frushour,' Clay township; Pat Grable, Adams township; and the following ex-oi'ficio , members: John Conn, chairman of the board.of commissioners; Chalmer. Condon, superintendent of schools; .Charles Murphy, surveyor; and Hervey Kellogg, county agricultural agent. CABLE, WHO WAS appointed for one year, 'is a member at large; Flory, who was appointed for two years, represents the second commissioner district; Bevington, appointed for. three'years, represents the third commissioner district; Frushour, who was appointed for four years, represents the county at large; and Grable, appointee! .for .four years, represents the first district. The members were ' notified Thursday, to, meet in the county auditor's office at ;8. p.m. Thursday,, May 24, to .organize.. A..president and a -secretary will be elected. APPOINTMENT of the Planning Commission was accompanied by official action abolishing the Commission which had been established by the commissioners in 1955. County zoning plans are.expect- ed to be stepped up by the establishment of the Commission. The .Metropolitan Planners, Indianapolis, who have been .working'on a comprehensive plan for Cass Bounty since the first of the year, will present the plan to the Commission. The plan can be changed after it is presented if it has any objectionable features, it was pointed out by the commissioners. TOWJSHIP meetings will be held to explain it. Theodore Schulenberg, executive director'.of the State. Department of Commerce, Agriculture) Industry, and Public Relations, pointed out the advantages of county zoning at a meeting, of labor representatives of three Counties here a few days ago. He cited.the experiences of several counties ot the same size as Cass to s'npw that zoning and planning a:'e now essential for the welfare of the community.' Now You Know The common scallop has 32 blue eyes, according to the Miami Seaquarium, They are similar in structure to the eyes of a man. INVESTIGATION Estes Problem JFK '. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (UPI)—Presr dent Kennedy held 'a 20-min- utc meeting today with. Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman, presumably to discuss the Billie Sol Estes furor. WASHINGTON (UPI) - If one or more rep9rters fail . to ask President Kennedy at his news conference today about Billie Sol Estes, there will be some puzzld-people. Among them, the Chief Executive and editors everywhere, Kennedy meets ihe correspondents at 3:30 p.m. EOT at a televised conference and the Estes case,, currently 'rocking.Congress and the Agriculture Department, seems better than, a'n even bet to come up quickly in the questions- It seemed .equally certain last week- shortly .before Kennedy's news conference that the Estes 'Clean-Up' Parade Is Canceled Saturday's parade, scheduled to serve as the kick -off for Logansport's "Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix- up" week, has been' canceled according to Douglas Nash, manager of the Logansport Area Chamber of Commerce. This last minute action was taken by the Qhamber because of conflicting events in the area, including the observance of "Armed Forces Day" at the Bunker Hill AFB, Nash said, OTHER CONFLICTING events include . school activities Friday and Saturday, a JayCec .slalu convention 'and the . "Welcoming Days" program in Boone township, All of the units who were to take part in the parade were notified by telephone Thursday' of the cancellation. All other action in connection with'the annual event will go on as scheduled, Nash said Thursday morning. Fifty letters are to be mailed Friday to, as many individuals in the city asking that they arrange for block parties in an effort to make the week a success. THE- ENTIRE week of May 20-26 will be devoted to improving' the appearance of the city and is the second year the event has been observed here. matter would figure prominent!) in the proceedings, The President was so sure ol it that he spent considerable time talking with Agriculture Department officials and reading up on the big money sizzler. There were 341 reporters present, many of them supposedly straining for a chance to hurl at Kennedy the first dramatic incident of his administration involving the trappings of a Scandal — free clothes and .gay times for some government officials, - cash for others, a departmental secretary taken to a mental ward, a federal official killed by gunfire. WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Sen ate investigations subcommittee voted unanimously today to hold public hearings O n Billie Sol Estes mulli-million-dollar farm empire to "get to the root" of any corporation or malfaesance. Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., announced (he subcomit- tee's action after a 90-minute meeting in his office. He said hearings will begin as soon as the greatly augmented subcommittee staff can prepare for them. The subcommittee also agreec unanimously to question certain witnesses behind closed doors in preparation for the public sessions, The action came as 'Presidenl Kennedy held a 20-minute meeting with Agriculture Secretary Orville L, Freeman, presumablj to discuss the Estes case whith already has involved several ol Freeman's subordinates. The White House gave no details but there was speculation Freeman and the chief executive reviewed developments to date in anticipation of Kennedy's news conference later in the afternoon McClellan said .earlier thai he envisioned an investigation of "the entire situation" in the Agricul lure Department and elsewhere He said\ the hearings could run "for months." Russ to Resume Nuclear Tests T 0 L B U C HIN (Dobrudscha) Bulgaria (UPI) — Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko said today the Soviet Union "will resume nuclear tests." Gromyko made his statement to United Press International shortly after he arrived here accompany ing Soviet Premier -Nikita Khrushchev for a half hour visit to this small community. FIRST U. S. MARINES AT BANGKOK, THAILAND Expect New Rules CHICAGO (UPI)-Thc nation's railroads today broke off negotiations with five operating rail brotherhoods charging (hat unions had refused to negotiate on (he issue of "featherbedding." J'.E. Wolfe, chief bargainer for the roads and spokesman for the industry, expected the railroads would put into effect within 40 days a series of controversial work rules changes recommended by a presidential commission. He said the railroads would also make an immediate report on the negotiations breakdown to Labor Secretary Arthur Goldberg. The operating brotherhoods, representing- 211,000 rail workers, have charged that (he commissions's recommendations would result in loss of firemen's jobs. They rejected the commission report and said they would not accept them as a basis for negotiations. Wolfe's news conefrence an- necement came as a surprise. The roads and fhe brotherhoods have held 20 meetings since April 2. The railroads are also locked in another dispute with non-operating rail employes over another presidential commission report which both sides have disapproved. Wolfe used bitter language in announcing the breakoff. "The union's flat refusal to face up to'the public responsibility and their continued defiance of the presidential work rules commission leaves us no alternative," he said. "The unions have announced both publicly and informally that Uiey intend to defy the presidential commission and in their meet- ngs with us they have steadfastly refused to come to grips with the subject. "Any further meetings under these circumstances are simply a public delusion. It will be useless any longer to continue this travesty on the collective bargaining process." Wolfe said lie did not believe the breakoff would result in a nationwide rail strike. "We do not intend to lock anybody out," he added. "We expect that eventually with the assistance of the administration or ot wise that an agreement will be reached within the framework of the presidential commission report." Wolfe said the railroads might serve notice on (lie unions within 10 days that they would put the controversial work rules "changes into effect in 30 days. The changes are designed to end "featherbedding" — railroad management's term for practices which it contends create waste and lost time in rails-operations. 256 More Request Cass Exemptions There were 256 more requests for mortgage exemptions filed this year than Itist, according to County Auditor Raymond Beckley. There were 4,17.'! requests for mortgage exemptions on real estate assessments this year compared with 3,917 requests last year. The mortgage exemption requests have been sent to the binders preparatory to their examination by the Cass County Board of Review in June. Move U.S. Marines To Thai Laos Border .BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI) Eighteen hundred U.S. Marines in 'ull battle dress landed in iThai- and with artillery and tanks today and-were deployed swiftly to >ases facing, the Communist .hreatened border with Laos. U.S. Air Force C13Q transports >egan airlifting the troops to the nterior shortly before noon in the most dramatic move against Communist aggression in the Far East (since the Korean War., Light,jeeps and "mechanized mules,' tractor--type vehicles for hauling equipment and supplies over rough., terrain, went in the planes with them. Arrive After Dawn The Marines started. arriving in the capital by air and sea shortly after dawn. . With a minimum rff. -delay they began moving out-byair and mo-, | tor convoys for eventual deployment near the northeastern border to deter pro-Communist rebels from driving across the Mekong river from' Laos. The Marines joined a 1,000-man U:S. Army'battle group 'from'the ,27th infantry which has been'in Thailand since early May when it took part in exercises ol the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization .(SEAT©). Other American ground forces | will follow until the total strenglh' is up to 5,000, Planes Brought In At least two squadrons of F100 Supei:sabr.e jet fighters also are being brought to Thailand along with ' C130 Hercules transports, tankers and RF101 reconnaissance planes./- , * -..The first, of these aircraft arrived Wednesday. • It is possible that troops from some of the other SEATO nations also would- be deployed here to underscore the determination of the United States and its Allies to halt communist aggression in troubled southeast Asia. The members of SEATO are the United States, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Pakistan and the Philip- pines. Communist China's propaganda outlets continued today to score the U.S. military moves. Peiping's New China News Agency said the troops were ordered to Thailand "to intensify armed intervention in Laos." So far, no orders have been grten for U.S. troops to enter Laos.

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