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„= wrf-.. v ,-;| -»n TtUli'ftKi ' ' • ' ;: ' : TOf l &HSP05.T Ptii&lC LlBkAiu Thousands To Tour Bunker Hill WARM WE SPONSOR ONLY I BE WORTHWH I I_E LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News. Bhoto Wires .FRIDAY EVENING!; MAY 18; 1962 ' ;' ' For A.11 Newspaper Departments Toleplion* *1<11 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents SEEK CHILD Gates To Open At 8:45 a.m. BUNKER HILL AFB-Lt. Col. Wesley L. Lindlcy, project officer for Armed Forces Day activities at. Bunker Hill Air Force Base, has announced the following schedule when the base is opened to the public this Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 8:45 a.m.— Gates open to public. 9:00 — Display booths and display aircraft open to public. 10:00— The Peru Circus Committee presents tumblers, clowns, trapeze artists, and contortionists. Boy Scout first aid demonstration. Judo team exhibition. Precision drill by the NCO Academy Drill Team. 10:30— Two F-lOBs take off. 11:00— Sky Diving exhibition. 11:40— Three F-106s take off. 32:00— Two F-106s make one formation pass and land. 1:00— Three F-106s make Iwo formation passes and land. 1:15 — Sky Diving exhibition. 1:30 — Repeat of entertainment by the Peru Circus Commitlee, the Boy Scouts, the .Tudo team, and the NQO Academy Drill Team. Purdue ' University Air Force ROTC band. 3:00— Closing of Armed Forces Day activities. Several thousand of Logan-land residents are expected to see the latest Air Force equipment. Aircraft on display for the annual open house will include B-58 Hustler supersonic bombers, which are stationed at the base, and a B-52 Slratofortre'ss bomber carrying GAM-77 Hound Dog supersonic guided missiles. The 305th Field Maintenance Squadron will have the jet e_n- glnes used in the Air Force's fastest operational aircraft on display. Three jet engines will be on display; the J-57 used in the KC-135 Stralotankers, the J-75 used in the F-106 Delta Darts, and the J-79 used in the B-58 Hustlers. Qualified jet engine specialists will also be on hand to answer pertinent questions for visitors to the base. NEW YORK ('UPI)-The lowest temperature reported to tine U.S. Weather Bureau this morning was 29 degrees at Winslow, Ariz. The highest reported Thursday was 103 Presidio, Tex. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Mostly suimy and very warm this afternoon. Mostly fair with chance of a few brief showers tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Turning cooler afternoon or night. Low tonight 66 to 72. High Saturday 85 -to 90. Central & South Indiana Mostly fair and continued hot through Saturday except for isolated afternoon thunders-hewers. Low tonight in the 60s. High Saturday in the 90s. Sunset today 7:55 p.M. Sunrise Saturday 5:27 a.m. Outlook for Sunday: Partly cloudy and continued quite warm. Scattered afternoon • thundershowers south. Lows in the 60s. Highs mid 80s -north to mid 90s south. THURSDAY FRIDAY 11 a.m.......85 1 a.m 70 Noon.........88 Ip.m 89 2p.m 90 3 p.m 82 4 p.m 83 5 p.m 97 6 p.m 85 7 p.m 83 8 p.m 87 9 p.m 78 10 p.m 75 ..73 ,.71 2a.m 69 3 a.in 68 4 a.m. 67 5 a.m.......65 (ia.m 65 7 a.m (iK 8 a.in 69 Sa.m 74 10 a.m.......80 lla.m ).82 Noon 88 Ip.m 90 2 p.m ..92 11 p.m Mid High Year Ago—64 Low Year Ago—55 Barometer Barometer at 2 p.m., 30.00, steady River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.61 448 File Assessment Appeals Owners of 448 pieces of real estate in Cass county have filed appeals, from the new township appraisements lhat. have been made under a new state law, County Assessor' Richard Gohl said Friday. All of these owners will appear before the Cass County Board of Heview, which will determine whether or not the real estate is appraised, too high. THE LIST includes 275- in -the city of Logansport and 173 in the remainder of the county. Notices of the new assessments have been mailed to all property owners except those in Eel township outside of Logansport. The Eel township notices will be mailed out early in June, according to Assessor George Latz. Any petitions for reappraisement by taxpayers in that lax unit will increase the total already 'announced. The appeals filed in the tax units outside of Logansport are topped by 27 in Boone township and 22 in Bethlehem township. THE NUMBER of appeals filed in other lax units includes: Harrison township 8, Royal Center 2, Deer Creek 3, Noble 16, Clay 12, Clinton 1, Galveston 10, Jackson 11, Jefferson 9, Logansport in Noble township 5, Miami. 13, Onward 2, Tipton- 8, Walton 7,, Washington 14, -and Adams .3. The Board of Review has been holding hearings on appeals of county real eslate owners. Those set for next week are: Monday\ Harrison township and Royal Center; Wednesday, Deer Creek; Thursday and Friday, • Noble township. If a property owner's appeal is rejected by the Board of Review, he has the right, to appeal to the Indiana State Tax Board and after that to the courts. THE STATE reassessment program was mandated by the General Assembly to equalize property assessments and to correct differences in valuation that have occurred since the last state-wide reassessment in 1949. All real eslate is'lo be assessed at one-third of the true cash value. Some assessments have gone up considerably in the. new assessment because the value of the land has gone up considerably since 1949, assessment officials pointed out, Set Swimming Pool Opening \ ~. The tentative opening of the Logansport municipal swimming pool has been set for Saturday, May 26, according to Kenny McKeever, manager. The official opening date will be Memorial Day, May 30, he said, adding that regardless of the wea- Iher the pool will not be opened before those dates because of a lack of personnel. Public Forum A statement regarding cable- TV ... on the editorial page' today. FIRST WORLD BOXING TITLE WON IN 1869 Mike McCoole, American, defeated Tom Allen of England by a questionable foul to win the first international prize' fight, held at St. Louis June 15, 1869. . There's no question lhat Pharos-Tribune & Press Classified Ads are champs in contacting buyers, sellers, anyone..else you wish to meet. -To be a winner with Want Ads dial'4141. Pharos-Tribune & Press FAMILY WANT ADS Phone 4141 IHSAA GOLF SECTIONAL-Twenty-six flights teed oft between 9:30 a.m. and 12:13 p.m. at the Dykeman Park Golf Course for the annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Golf Sectional. The three low team scores and tics, will qualify for the stale tournament. This is the first time that the Sectionals have been held J in Logansport. Harold Jamison, Jcft, Logansport Golf Coach and a tournament director, explains the regulations of tin: sectional to, left to right, Sam Lyboult, Lafayette Jeff coach, Dan Pcr- fctto, Logansport high school, Brent Harlman, West Lafayette, and Tom Anderson, Lafayette Jeff. (Staff Photo.) YANKS AT BORDER Calm Prevails On Laos-Thai Front United Press International President Kennedy's decision to send combat forpes to Thailand appeared today to have cooled down the -crisis in.Southeast Asia. With U.S. Marines established within striking distance of the Laotian border, pro Communist rebels gave baok ground to 1 the royal Laotian army. , A battalion-sized .force had reestablished the control of the pro- Weslem government in the Laotian Mekong River village of Houei Sai. American military advisers ventured up to 25 miles out of 'U. S. Forces To Be Driven Out of Thai' OBNOVA, Bulgaria (UH)—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev said today that American forces sent into Thailand "will be driven out." , . . "It is only a question of time," Khrushchev added. • Speaking at a welcoming eere mony as he arrived in this, collective village, on his Bulgarian tour, Khrushchev also said the Soviet Union will resume nuclear testing. II was "stupidity,"' Khrushchev sajd, to send United Slates troops into Thailand. . "The President (Kennedy), has ordered American troops into Thailand," Khrushchev said .in reference to the" American dec!-- sion ia help defend;the borders, of Thailand ..against any Communist encroachment 1 from neighboring Laos. Question of Time "However,' the Americans will be' driven out of Thailand. It is only a question of time. They are afraid of not only losing Laos but also losing Thailand.. The best thing the United States could do'is •to give ,up playing the. role of international policeman." Khrushchev' did not say who would drive the Americans out of Thailand, but the implication appeared to be that this 1 would be done by" the Thais themselves. "In Viet i Nam," Khrushchev said, "the French' fought for seven years],and the Americans may, fight lor 1'5 years. But'they will get out of there. the village with Laotian - army patrols without encountering the •rebel iforce- that drove Mle royal army across the Thailand 'border last week. The rebels proclaimed ,over their clandestine "Voice of Laos' radio they would not give up the strategic towns of Nam Tha and Muong Sing although they were on the government side of t.h e ceasefire line proclaimed' la si year. Fighting Stops Nevertheless, no fighting has been reported in - northwestern Laos for nearly a week, raising hopes ' that the rebels were ready to sue 4 for peace. U.S. Air Force 'transports fer lied equipment -from Bangkok to the forward positrons' taken up Thursday by American Marines. The Marinas sot up<a tent camp on a dry plateau surrounded by rice fields about 35 miles from the Laotian capital of Vientiane but well within Thailand. The Thai government was con sidering offers- from Britain, Pakistan, New Sfealahd, Australia and perhaps the Philippines'.— all members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) for token forces to reinforce the free, world's'determination to ct tain communism. Heat 'Melts' Old Records By United Press International A record-breaking May heat wave stretched its tenure in Indiana to a full week today and showed no clearcut signs of waning. The weather was blamed for six drouTiings which have occurred among childrert and teen-agers in Indiana since the hot spell began last Saturday. The unseasonably hot. spell broke' May 17 marks that ex- lend<ed over 90 years of weather records., when Thursday highs ranging from 90 at Indianapolis to 95 at Evansville were registered. It was 91 at Fort Wayne and 92 at South Bend, and a high, of 94 in. Chicago also broke existing records for the date. The Indianapolis high of DO, top temperature of the year there, broke by one degree a 'May. 17 mar It which had stood since 1889, It was the sixth straight day oi temperatures above 80 and Thursday night was. the sixth straight night of 'temperatures no lower tiham the 60s, Forecasts .called ; for more 1 ol the same with mostly fair anc continued hot today, tonight anc Saturday, and "continued 1 unseasonably warm" Sunday.'' The warmth may be broken temporarily -in places by scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms . on each of the nexl three days. But there was' no sign of real relief before next week, if then, ; • . 'FAVORITISM' New Charges In Estes Probe WASHINGTON ,<UPI) ;— A, Re- wblican senator said today that Agriculture Department officials cancelled Billie Sol Estes' cotton allotments and then restored than after a New Year's Day meeting with Estes and two unidentified awmakers. "This was more than favor- tism," Sen. Karl E. Mundt, E.-— S. ])., charged. "This was coan- ilete capitulation to a guy out. on he make." Mundt is a member of *he Senate investigations subcommittee which ordered a full investigation of the case Thursday shortly be- ore President Kennedy told iiis lews conference that government nvestigators were "slaying right on Mr. Esl.es' tail." Kennedy said FBI agents had Jeen assigned to the case and promised that ."if members of the executive branch are involved" ihey would, be "imedi-ately disciplined -appropriately." Four Lose Jobs Two Agricultural Department of- icials have been fired, a third quit and a Labor Department <>f- iicial resigned because of the Estes affair. Kennedy said lie had not been able to find, any favoritism toward lhe indicated Texas farm 'magnate "as of now" 'but said new facts might come out. Estes has been indicted by a federal court in Texas on charges of fraud concerning his dealings with the government grain storage -program and fined more than -$500,000 for misusing cotton allotments. He was once a member of the government's cotton advisory board. Mimdt said that a briefing given to subcommittee members .Thursday showed the case was "substantially worse than any of us realized." Describes Scheme He told newsmen of a complex lease-sale aggangement undei which Estes, in effect, allegedly took over-allowed cotton 'acreage of farmers whose land had been taken away by seizures under itiie doctrine of eminent domain.. In July, 1961, he said, Agricul iture«Depar.-tment officials got sus picious and interviewed 51 of 116 farmers .who had bought cotton land from Estes, then leasedll back to him with purchase rights, Mundt said only five of them regarded it >s a ,."bona fide sale," 18 \said they felt it was an improper, transfer of cotton allotments and others showed varying understanding of v the arrangement. On Dec. 15, 19S1, Mundt said, Agriculture Department Genera! Counsel John C. Bagwell recommended toait Estes' cotton allot- ments be cancelled "and they were cancelled." But on Jan. 1, 1962, 'he said, Bagwell was called to tile office :>f Under Secretary Charles S. Murphy. After a meeting there which Eestes, his attorney, a senator and a congressman attended, Mundt said the cancellation order was "rescinded pending further study." . Withholds Names Mundt refused to name the lawmakers involved in the conference. . He said tie subcommittee has not yet learned who actually ordered suspension of the cancel-. lalion order. Several times Thunsday, Ken- ledy referred to former Presi- Jen Dwight D. Eisenhower's re- narks that the Democrats didn't ieem to be pressing the inquiry is hard as they did similar investigations when he was in the While House. Kennedy recalled that Estes obtained his first grain storage con- Tact under ' the Eisenhower administration and said it was the Democratic administration which nd.icted him. Kennedy said, the government has more than two million em- ployes, and outsiders seek to in fiuence their decisions. He noted lhat large sums of money are in volved in rulings by relatively low paid officials. "Some succumb—most do not," he said. Postpone Flight to Tuesday CAPE CANAVERAL (UPI)-A parachute problem that plagucx! the space voyage of John Glenn three months ago returned Thursday to haunt America's second manned orbital flight and forced a new postponement until nex! Tuesday. U.S. scientists decided at a lop Request For New Building Tlie Logansport slate hospital budget for the next biennium includes $750,000 for the construction of a 100-bed building for children, Dr. Ernest Fogel, Superintendent, announced. Tlie problem created by the heavy influx of children into Long- cliff and the other state hospitals in tjie last two years is a surious one, Dr. Fogel stated. Tlie local state hospital, new has 64 jialients between the aj;es of 5 and 18 years, more than double the number of children in the institution last year, the superintendent revealed. Since there are no ,'ieparate facilities for children, they must be placed on wards with adults. RECENT LONGCLIFF budgets have included requests for funds for the construction of an acute, intensive treatment unit, such as the Bahr treatment center at Central state hospital, Indianapolis, But the problem created by the influx of children is so much greater that the request .tor an acu'ie intensive treatment unit is being eliminated in the ne:tt budget, 1 Dr. Fogel reports. Asked the reason for the'sudden admission oE so many children to the i state's mental hospitajs, Su- - periniendenl Fogel reported that ihe.'ie mentally ill youngsiers in the past have been herded into the Stale Boys School, the Slate Girls School, and other correctional, institutions;. HOWEVER, THOSE institutions are;now so full of juvenile delinquents that the state is being forced to put the emotionally dis- (uriied children in .mental institutions where they belong. LaRue Carter hospital in Indiana polls is the only place'in the state with separate facilities for children up to 12 years of age',, and it has only 25 beds, Dr. Fogel pointed out. Although the legislative Sludy Committee on Emotionally Disturbed Children recommended to its fellow legislators in 1961 that five: residential treatment centers for children be built in thci stale, the General Assembly refused to provide any funds for them. . ' IT DID pass a law providing level conference Thursday night .the trouble posed too much of a. , . ,-,,., , ,- , threat to the life of spaceman-i f or lh t eslabl ' slimcnt ° f the cen- elect M. Scott Carpenter to-rislcj ? r ' ! ', bu wlhout an appropria- going ahead with the launching tlorl the law was meaningless. Saturday as scheduled. The three - day delay, .third schedule hitch in little more thanj a week, will be used to install additional equipment to make the critical parachute system, designed to lower the astronaut and his capsule to a soft ocean landing, even more safe, officials said. ' Carpenter, a 37-year-old Navy lieutenant commander who had been described as awaiting his planned three-orbit space .flight "as anxiously as a kid at Christmas," attended the conference and took the decision with an official grumble. AMERICAN FLAG KITS AVAILABLE The new 50-slar flag kils which are being offered al cost are still available in the Phar- o.s-Tribune ant! Press business ojfice. The kits include a high quality 3 by 5 cotton flag, a six-foot . hardwood staff,with top decoration, halyard, and metal window socket. They are S3 if picked up «'\ the office, or $3.35 mailed postpaid. Railroad Issue Up To Administration CHICAGO CUPI)... — The sudden, collapse of talks between the nation's'railroads and five unions tossed the controversy over "featherbeddinj;" back to the Kennedy administration today. ' Railroad bargainers' walked out of the negotiations Thursday,charging that ,lhe five operating (on-train) brotherhoods refused to give 1 ground ori'work rule changes recommended r by a presidential commission. The recommendations included proposals that would eventually eliminate'4he jobs of some 40,'000 firemen, who alleged'!.y,are "feafherbedding" on diesel en- : gines. , '"',..'. J. E. Wolfe, top bargainer and spokesmen for the carriers, said the railroads would tell the unions • within 10 days whether they would put the commission recom- mendations into effect., If :such a. move is approved by the .railroads,, Wolfe said, the work rule changes would become (iffestive .within 30 days of the rsotilication, |j Tine, brotherhoods, representing JIlliQOO employes, have, rejected jihe recommendations as .a basis for negotiating new contracts. Faces Strike Threat Thus, if the proposed work rule changes are put info effect, President Kennedy may be faced 1 with the. job -of heading off the first nationwide .rail strike in 16. years, Wolfe' said' the railroads are free to change the work rules and that tte. unions "are .free,to strike.- This; he, said,; was because the agreement 'to create the- commis- sion'stipulated that its' operations and:.recommendations would re- placB mediation ,and emergency board processes required by the Railway Labor Act. , But he said the agreement "does not deprive the President .. '. of Jiis statutory right ; to lap- point .an emergency board." • ' At his news conference [Thursday, Kennedy said that j Labor Secretary : Arthur J.. GoldHierg was keeping a close check on developments in the controversy. Bltime'The. Other . In separate' news conferences, both union and' management blamed-the-other for the breiak- up of the negotiations. . "The unions' flat refusal i to face up, to ; the public responsibility and their ' continued defiance of the presidential work rules commission leaves us 'no alternative,'" Wolfe said. "The unions, have announced both publicly and informally that they intend to defy the presiden tial commission and in their meetings with us have steadfastly refused to come to grips with the subject." He called the negotiations, which have passed through 20 sessions since April 2, a "travesty on the collective bargaining process." The brotherhoods called the railroad action "unprecedented" and charged iihe carriers with violating a pledge to "discuss and negotiate .all issues in the dispute." "This is not the way to negotiate an agreement and certainly does not represent good faith collective bargaining," the unions said, Not Talking Strike Both sides, however, indicated there was no immediate strike threat. A ; spokesman for the brotherhoods, which include firemen, engineers, conductors, trainmen and swi'lchmen, said they "are not talking strike at the present time." S.im C. Phillip.B, assistant president of the Brotherhood of Loco- molive Firemen and Enginemen, said he foresaw no '"wildcat" strikes, The unions will make a decision on their next move later, he said. Wolfe saict, "We do not expect a strike. We do not intend to lock anybody out. "|Ve expect that eventually, will [the assistance of the admin.- istr.ltion or otherwise, an agreement wall be reached within the framework of the presidential commission report."

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