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* *• * * T X"V "ifiS Logan^ Caston U( Loans * * ^•^S^L^^^J^^^^ TTTT i .iri WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased ^Ited^Press^Interaationa) MONDAY EVENING, WAY 21, 1962 For All Newspaper Departments • Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents STIRS MEDICARE ISSUE State Board Action Logansporf's request for a $2 million loan to build two new junior high schools was denied Monday by the Indiana Common School Fund Building Commission - A request for $710,219 from the Caston school district was likewise turned down. The reason given by commission members for refusing the loan was that the Logansport-Caston area had "more available wealth" than six other areas which were granted loans. THE COMMISSION discussed eight applications totaling .$10,014 041 and wound up granting six totaling $2,400,000. Logansport's request, ( made two years ago,. was one of several methods of financing the school board had studied. The action by the stale commission Monday opens the way for the possible use of bond-sales or a holding -company to build the proposed Stadium and Columbia junior high schools. IN ADDITION to acting on loan requests, the commission adopted new restrictions to loans and set a policy of giving top priority to reorganized schools. The action iiad the effect of cutting all unreorganized schools out of consideration for loans since there are always more loans requested than money available. The restriction added to future loans included that the maximum will not exceed $500,000, advances may be used to replace 'present school facilities as well as lo add new facilities, construction contracts must -be lei within 180 days after the application is declared eligible or the commitment wilj be can-celled, applications will be accepted only during the Feb. 14-28 period each year s to coincide with Veterans Memorial Fund loan applications! In addition, each applicant must Show it h-as exlhausted all other resources, and must carry build- and comprehensive ers work insurance. THE LOANS granted Monday exceded the fund's ,balance at present. It has only $1.5 million and will have an estimated $2.2 million by next December. However, the money approved will not all be called for immediately. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy and cool, chance of a few showers or thundershowers this afler'noon. Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and Ihunder- slorms likely tonight and Tuesday. A little warmer Tuesday. Low.to- night 55 to 64. High Tuesday 75 to 84, Sunsel today 7:58 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 5:25 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Partly cloudy and continued 'warm with afternoon or evening thunderstorms. Lows 60 to 70. Highs 82 to 92. SUNDAY 2 p.m.. 3 p.m.. 1p.m.. 5 p.m.. 6 p.m.. 7p.m.. 8 p.m.. 9 p.m.. 10p.m.. 11 p.m.. Mid ..86 ..88 ..88 ..93 ..91 ..89 ..81 ..80 ..79 ..74 ..72 Hi Year' Ago SUNDAY la.m 70 2 a.m 69 3 a.m 67 4 a.m 66 5a.m 64 (i;i.in 64 7 a.m 66 8a.m.......67 9 a.m 70 10 a.m 72 11 a.m 78 Noon........ .80 Ip.m 80 2 p.m.......81 70 President Rammel Exhibits Jaycee Awards; STATE MEETING Logon Jaycees Win Top Awards Logansport's .Jaycees .received several top awards at the annual Indiana Ja'ycee convenlion helc Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Evansville. The Logansport dub -was nameci one. of the, top 'five chapters in the state in the field of communi- Local Club Receives Top Award The Woman's Progressive club of Logansport has been awarded a National Certificate of Merit by :he National Federation of Clubs' leaders, according lo an announcement today by Miss Lelah Stephen's, president of- the local dub. - The certificate was awarded for .he club's active interest in community, affairs, based on its study during the past year of the local community. Members studied the listory of Logansport and its clubs, churches, schools and government. ALTHOUGH the local .group was unaware that such a program was being urged by the National Federation of Clubs for the basis of study throughoul the country, members began their research and study last fall in order to better acquaint themselves with .their community. National recognition for their efforts came as a complete surprise lo the members, according lo a statement by Miss Stephens. SHE ALSO reported that in addition to the satisfaction derived from the award, the members have also found .the'year's-study lo be a rewarding experience in that each member has become more aware of local needs and of activities in which she may participate to help in local civic progress. Estes Probe -.WASHINGTON (UPI) - Senate- investigators hoped to start taking testimony 'behind closed doors today on the operations of indicted Texas farm tycoon Billie Sol Estes. DIES AT AGE 105 ROOKVILLE, Ind. (UPI)-Serv- be held Tuesday at. Lo Year Ago .,.47 Bloomingdale .for .Mrs. .Mary. .E. Newlin All.ee, 105, who died Sun- Barometer Barometer at 2 p.m., 29.65, falling River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.50 day in a nursing. home. Mrs. Alice was a Quaker and always used the personal pronouns "thee' 1 and "thou" in conversation. ;. ly development and placed firsl in the public affairs category among chapters in cities from 15,000 to , 50,000 population. Richard Rammel, who was installed as national director of region. A in the state, was presented with the Outstanding Local. Presi' dent's award, and Clifford Elder was named one of top five Spoke winners in the state. THE COMMUNITY Development award was based on a number of programs undertaken by '.he local Jaycees, their assistance ;iven others, such as the Guidance Center, and on thie plans "or use of their recent Community Survey. The first place award in Pubr lie • Affairs included projects on :he Old-Fashioned Fourth of Juy, United Fund Parade, Homecoming festivities, and Ihe recent et-Out-The-Vote drive. The club won- second- place awards in the fields of Agricul ,ure and Conservation, Inter-Club Delations, and Religious. and Christmas Activities. 1 It also won a .third place award for its diaper publication,. The Scratch Sheet. RAMMEL'S AWARD was based on the local chapter's achieve- nents under his direction and on his contribution to the state Jaycees and to the community. Elder's'award-was for outstand- ng service by a Jaycee in his ifst 'year. Elder is. presently serving as one of the local club's state directors. Sal Gentile also was recognued for his service during the past year as a regional vice-president. Thirty local Jeycees and wives attended the convention. The local [roup wore Arabian costumes. STOP-AND-GO SIGNS ORIGINATED IN 19M Stop-and-go signals, as well as the one-way traffic idea, work both originated in 1910 by Patrick McCarthy, then deputy chief inspector of police, in New York. : . The Stop-and-Go system also works excellently with. Pharos- Tribune & Press Classified Ads! Place-a Want Ad—and it-GOEtS all over town in a matter of hours. When resulls are ob- 'tained, you immediately STOP the ad and your problem is solved! • -. • • • Call 4141 for an ad-writcir. Pharos-Tribune .& Press FAMILY WANT ADS Phone 4141 READY TO TALK New Hope For Laos Coalition United Press International. Prince Soupihanouvong; leader of the. pro - Communist P-aihet Lao rebels, proclaimed himself ready today to talk with his rival neulralist and pro-Western princes aboul a coalition govern U. S. Buildup Continuing In Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand, (UPI)— The United Slates military buildup -in Thailand neared its 5,000- man goal tod-ay and American officials ex-pressed satisfaction with their speedy deployment to defense positions. The last few hundred reinforcements were flying in from Hawaii on 13-hour, one-stop flights. After a round of weekend inspections' and conferences by the U.S. commander for Southeast Asia, Gen. Paul D. Haddns, processing of the new men and materials' 'w-as functioning like clockwork." U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Todd Young told newsmen Sunday that American forces will remain in Thailand "so'long as the situation remains confused, dangerous and a threat to Thailand's security." ,Long Stay Possible Young indicated that .a political settlement 1 among the three rival princes of neighboring Laos "would not necessarily mean U.S. troops would leave Thailand immediately. The Thai government is concerned about internal subversion and is particularly anxious to silence the clandestine "Voice of Thailand" radio which has 'been broadcasting 'Communist propaganda, . ' Radio direction finders have pinpointed its location in the Plain of Jars, rebel-held territory in Laos. Thai government officials believe the radio is operating under the auspices of former Thai Premier Baiwmyorig Pridi with Communist China's support. ' It ; has aimed its agitation pairticularly at northeast Thailand were American Marines are stationed. Set Up Camp The Marines'have established a temporary field camp.near Udorn, about 35 miles' from the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Brig. Gen. Orman Simpsori, deputy commtand'eir of the 3rd Marine Division, flew there Sunday to assume command of the group.- Ambassador Young s-aid the final deployment probably would be worted out within-a, week, He said-the Marines/ would be placed in "ready" positions, not-in,per-, roa-nent barracks. merit for. Laos. The prince coupled his, statement with a denunciation of American troops movements to Thailand and'accused the United States of "taking a new step in their scheme to rekindle and expand war in Laos." The prince's statement was broadcast by the clandestine voice of Laos radio and rebroadcasl by 'North Viet Nam's radio Hanoi. It was- monitored in Tokyo. It comprised the. first direct statement by the prince that he is Hilling to resume negotiations, although several of his followers had said he would do so, Souphanouvong said he welcomed the proposal of Prince Souvanna Phouma, his half brother and a declared neutralist, to convene a new meeting with pro- Western Premier Boun Oum on the Plain of Jars "1 declare that I am ready (o participate in that, meeting with the unswerving constructive good will of the Neo Lao Haksat," he declared. Neo .Lao Hakat is thte political arm of the Pathet Lao. Sciuvanna left Paris over the weekend and arrived in Burma for talks with Gen Ne Win, chairman of Burma's revolutionary council. He planned to continue to Laos today to set up the meeting. He told newsmen in Rangoon he hoped "lo be 'able to give good news' to the world in a few weeks timn."' He did not appear nearly so perturbed about the U.S. troops movement lo Thailand. He said he . conidered it in (he light of Southeast Asia Treaty Organization commitments and had- been assured the Americans would not enter aos. The -5,000 man American task force neared the end of its buildup in. Thailand today just four dayil after the first Marines landed in Bangkok. The Marines went quietly about theiir business of shoring up Tahi- laftd's resistance to communism despite the barrage of, propaganda from Peiping and Moscow, U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Todd Young told newsmen in Bangkok Sunday that : the American'troops would remain on Thai soil "so long as the situation remains confused, dangerous and a threat Jo Thailand's -security." Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, in.,a 4,000 word communi- que at the end of his Bulgarian visit, denounced the American move as an "extension of the aggressive actions of the United States' ( against the peoples of soutneak Asia." He did. not mention that Thailand; asked for.the U.S.. troops'. AWARD PRESENTATION—Former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra -Taft Benson (left) presents a Blue Ribbon Council award to Dr.'Martin T. Barco, of Winamnc, president of the local Boy Scouts Three Rivers Council. The award, given to 25 councils in tljc United Stales which were tops in rural extension in 1961, was made at a meeting of 'that national council last week in Portland; Ore. Benson, who served eight years in former President Eisenhower's cabinet, is now; chairman of the Boy Scout national committee on rural relationships. • 'WORLD MODEL' JFK Appeals for Economy Support WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy appealed today to leaders of organized labor, business .and the public to' forget party or • organization labels and help the administration get 'the economy going at "full blast." The Chief Executive, opening a White House conference on national economic issues, said he needed support, from every group; to make the United States a "model for the world." The Chief Executive told about 200 delegates lo the conference thijt this country's task is to try to match recent economic growth achieved by France, West Germany and Italy and still, avoid inflation. He specifically asked liie conference to propose ways.to halt .the flow of gold and dollars resulting from the U.S. balance of payments deficit. Kennedy said the nation needed advice on how to make, a iree economy work at full capacity. Kennedy said that much of the squabbling between labor unions and management in collective bargaining could be eliminated il the country's economy was .expanding at a faster rate. "If we can operate the economy CEREMONIES PLANNED-Cornerstonc laying ceremonies at the new St. Bridget's school have been set for 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Schalf; paslor oE St. .Vincent Par- ish, will officiate and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice Folcy, pastor of St. Joseph parish, will deliver the Address. Walls of'the new school, shown above, are beginning to take shape, • at f-ull blast," he said, slicing up the economic pie into wages, prof its and dividends would be much simpler. Problems crop up, lie said, when plants are operating at 7( per cent of capacity and management differs with labor over the division of income, Kennedy addressed the conference shortly after • returning to Washington, by helicopter from an overnight stay at his Glen Ora estate near Middlebu-rg, Va. He had gone there Sunday nigh immediately after returning from New York where he appealed foi support of liis Medicare plan at a big rally, addressed a Democratic fund-raising affair and dedicatee an apartment project. In his address here, the President said he had asked (he ness Council, a group of top-flight executives, lo come up with a proposal on taxation of overseas investment. Existing U.S. policy, 'he said, has not yet "given us a guarantee" that the balance-of- payments deficit can be brought under control. "If we can operate the economy at full blast," he said, "it would •be much simpler to divide the economic pie b e t w e,e n wages, profits and other items." The Chief Executive appealed io the business and labor leaders to stop taking hard positions on such critical problems as automation, wages and prices, colleclive bargaining and keeping U.S. goods competitive in world markets. Oldest Homesteader WASHINGTON' CUPD - 'A real estate group said today a nationwide search has revealed that a 94-year-old woman is the oldest homesteader in the country. The National Association of Real Estate Boards said that Mrs. Bertha W. Ingalls, now of Colorado Springs, Colo., set up housekeeping in 1887 in a sod house built by her husband 30 miles south of Wray, Colo. • MAN ON MOON IN 5 YEARS TOKYO (UPI)- Soviet cosmonaut Maj. Yuri Gagarin arrived in Japan today for a week-long visit and. said he believed the i!o- viet Union or the United States would land a, man on the moon within five years. AM A to Answer Tonight HEW YORK (UPI) - The American Medical Association (A!\tA) was set to slug back today at the Kennedy adminislra- lion's Sunday punch on tile hot Issue of medkal care. President Kennedy and other lop administration officials threw Llie punch Sunday at giant rallies across the nation on behalf of his plan to finance medical care for the aged through the Social Security program. Ksnnedy, in a speech to 22,000 perjwns in New York City's Madison Square Garden and a nationwide television audience, went ovei.' the head of the AMA to ap- pea, directly to doctors to support his program — the King-An- demon bill. Tlie AMA, bitter opponent of the administration plan, a n • mm wed it would reply to Kennedy at 8 p.m., EDT, on a nationally televised program (Your .'Doctor Jteporls — NBC-TV). Issues Statement Dr. Leonard W. Larson, AMA president, said j"n a statement on Sunday night that giant rallies couid not conceal (hat the administration measure "would fows an immediate 17 pel- cent payroll tax increase on workers naming $5,200 or more and their employers. These taxes would be used to provide health care for millions of others financially able to lake care of themselves." Larson said the administration plan would give the federal government "dangerous power to control medical practice in hospitals. The quality of medical caro would'suffer." He said the medical profession is "for the Kerr-MiUs law to help those who nee3 help," Tie Madison Square Garden rally where Kennedy spoke was one of 33 (held throughout (he country. Vice President Lyndon II. Johnson and several Kennedy Oatdnet members spoke at the meetings. Appeals To Doctors The President asked physicians (o write directly to him for infor- inadon about the administration- backed bill rather than rely on (he AMA for it. He said he could riot recognize the bill -as explained by the AMA Journal. Kennedy rejected the idea that medical care financed tlu-ough Soda) Security taxes would sap the traditional American quality of self-reliance. He said that no-tiling could possibly destroy self-reliance more (iian the burden of massive medical bills being passed on from patients to other generations. "Nobody will be getting any. tiling for nothing,," Kennedy said. "Ttey will be paying for it." Lobbies Against Bill Kennedy said this was another ganization" was lobbying against Hie bill. He cited a hea-vy volume o.f mail against the measuiv (hat has been received- by Congress a;nd the While House. Bit Kennedy, -often interrupted y shouts and clieers of cncour- agesnenl, said -Hie people will supjwrt Hie bill,, "one by one, thoiisand by thousand, million by trillion." TSie President' also dismissed J 1C'threat of a group of New J'Sraey doctors lo refuse treatment for persons liospitaliEed under; the government plan should t become law. Kennedy asid this was another waji of opposing the. King-Anderson bill, but Hie was also confident "not a siny-le doctor is go- rig lo refuse to treat any patient : this bill becomes law." Otherwise, he added, the New 'ETOey physicians-! would not have bscome physiciaiis in Hie first place. i His speed), sponsored by the ouncil of Golden Ring Clubs and he National Council of Senior Citizens, was Kennedy's most elo- queiit and extensive public argument in behalf'of the medical canj program to date.