Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 13, 1952 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, November 13, 1952
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The Weather INDIANA: Fair and warmer tonight and Friday. Low tonfght 3540. High Friday 65-72. Temperature 7 a. in. 36 degrees; 12 noon' 62 degrees. The sun rises at 6:39 a.m. c.s.t. Friday and sets at 4:32 p.m. £ YOUR HOME TOWN Community For Over One Hundred Years HOME EDITION Founded 1844—109th Year naed United p r ei« Wirra Dny «nd LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 1952. Pkoiic 4141 »ll Depnrtm«m«» Price Per Copy—Five Cents DELAY TRIP KOREA Rescue Teams Try fo Reach Scamper Up Snow - Covered Olympic Mountain Where Naval Plane Crashed With Eleven Aboard. SHELTON, Wash. (UP)—A giant rescue team, utilizing helicopters, paramedics and walkie - talkies, fought through wild underbrush, fog and snow in the remote southern Olympic Mountains today in an effort to reach a Navy patrol bomber which crashed in flames. The four-engined P4Y2 Privateer, believed to have 11 men aboard, smashed headon into 'a hillside 20 miles northwest of here, three to four miles away from the nearest primitive road. An eyewitness to the crash said, "I don't see how anybody could have lived through that." Don Ragan, a dairy farmer, saw the plane explode against the side of a hill after hearing it roar low over his house. "There was a big flash when it hit." Ragan said. "Then the gas tanks exploded. It sounded like it was right out in the barnyard." He said the terrain was too rugged for him to venture into alone. The crash scene is one of the most rugged sections of the North American continent. It" contains forest so dense even deer hunters refuse to fight their way through it. ! First reports of the crash came; about 6:43 p.m. p.s.t. Wednesday,' five minutes after the Privateer made contact with a range station here. Thirteenth Naval District headquarters at Seattle said the plane was believed to be one which left Sand Point Naval Air Station at Seattle, Wash., at 6:11 p.m. The Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, state highway patrol and sheriff's deputies launched an immediate all-out effort to cut a path to the scene of the supposed crash on the southern fringe of the razor-t'pped Olympic Mountains. '.. Tyo air-sea rescue planes from MeChord Air- Force Base near Tacoma, Wash., one with paramedics aboard, flew over the area. A Coast Guard PBY rescue plane from Seattle also flew over the area late Wednesday night. Because of darkness none oE the planes could determine where the plane had crashed. Later, snow started falling in the svild timber country, slowing down the aerial arm of the search effort and hampering ground parties. hinese Again Recapture Sniper Ridge White County Prosecutor and State Detective Discuss Fu- j ttire Action in Fleming Kill- i White County Prosecutor Maurice Zcrface and state detectives were scheduled to confer Thursday ' afternoon on future action to be j taken in the Thomas Fleming mur- I der case after the' White county ! g.anri jury investigating the slay-' ing failed to return any indict- i ments Wednesday. Two youths implicated in the slaying of Fleming in his cabin at the edge of Monticello on Sept. 9. 1951, have been held in the Cass county jail since their arrests November 2 on warrants from the Monticello justice of the peace court, charging them with voluntary manslaughter. They are Jimmy Jeffers, 15, oE Monon. and John Richard Jeffers, 24. of LeMay. Mo. The youths were implicated in the slaying by their aunt, Mrs. Faye Hcnson. 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., after she was converted by the pastor of- the First Baptist church at Fort Smith. The fatal fight in which Fleming was killed occurred during a drinking party after he had met the Jeffers boys and their aunt at a tavern in Monticello, it was alleged. Report Former State Governor II! at Home BEDFORD, Ind. (UP)—Former Gcv. Ed Jackson, 77, was reported critically ill .Wednesday night at hfs country home wes. of Orleans. He has been seriously ill for two years and reportedly suffered a stroke Wednesday. Jackson was Indiana governor from 1925 to 1928. For 14lh Time Communists Storm Position And Overcome South Koreans in Hand-to-Hand Fighting- By ROBERT GIBSON United Press Staff Correspondent SEOUL. Korea (UP)—More than 1,000 Chinese Communists surged out of underground bunkers Thursday night and in a reckless charge through bursting shells and streams of bullets recaptured the crest of Sniper Ridge for the 14th time. The Chinese charged up from ''The Yoke," their maze oE underground caves and tunnels, and ripped into South Korean positions at 11:10 p.m. (3:10 a.m. c.s.t) with deadly fire from hundreds of "burp guns" — light, hand-carried sub- achine guns. The first wave of two companies — about 350 Reds — was followed by hundreds more who trotted up Pinpoint Hill, the crest of Sniper, and closed in bloody hancKo-hand fighting with South Korean defenders. United Press War Correspondent Victor Kendrick reported from the Central Front that South Koreans, using kr.ives and fists as Chinese swarmed over their trenches, fought gallantly to stem the Red charge but finally were overcome. Earlier Attack Smashed Republic of Korea troops hod recaptured the vital height north of Kumhwa on Wednesday night. The hill has changed hands 28 times in a month of attack and counterattack. The Reds apparently had timed their assault for an earlier hour. Allied artillery chopped to pieces a battalion of some 800 Reds seen moving into position for an attack on Sniper at 6 p.m. Thursday night (3 a.m. c.s.t.). The Chinese began their attack just after dark. However, the South Koreans were waiting for such a move and immediately called in artillery support to break It up. During the day, the Reds continued firing artillery at the South Koreans atop Pinpoint Hill, the dominant ridge on Sniper, but on a lesser scale than in the past two clays. Late this afternoon, they fired 1,300 rounds of artillery and mortar. Other Fronts Quiet As a lull settled over the 155-mile battlefront, a cold blanket of snow and ice inched dowr the Korean peninsula towards the battleline, heralding the third winter of the Korean war. Despite low storm clouds, Allied fighter-bombers attacked and burned a troop concentration deep in northwest Korea. B-29 Super- fortresses also aimed bombs by radar at a rail bridge at the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and .a supply area northeast of Kuni. They ran into "meager" anti-aircraft fire. Fifth Air Force planes destroyed 130 buildings in attacks on North Korea, including 70 buildings northeast of Suan. Sabrejets patrolling MIG alley spotted Communist MIG- 15 jets but did r.ot'engage them. The last diehard Reds were rooted from the frosty, slopes of Pinpoint, dominant height on Sniper Ridge, at 1 a.m. (10 p.m. Wednesday c.s.t), and Republic of Korea soldiers began consolidating their positions. Fire Causes $2,950 Loss WINAMAC, Ind., Nov. 13 — Fire in a chicken house at the William Logan poultry farm on the northwest edge of Winamac burned or suffocated 2,350 five-weeks-old chickens this morning. The loss, totaling 32,950, was partially covered by insurance. The chickens were valued at 31,750, and damage to the 20 by 30 foot chicken house and its equipment was estimated at 31,200. The Winamac fire department prevented the flames from spreading to adjoining chicken houses. The fire was discovered at 7:10 a. m. by a neighbor, Chester Galbreath. It was believed caused by a heating stove. Thomas Medland Plan Banquet In Honor of Tom Medland Local Knights of Columbus to Fete State Deputy; Dance to Follow Dinner Saturday. Thomas MedlancI, local architect, who was elected state deputy of the Knights of Columbus lodge at the convention in May, will be honored at a testimonial banquet to be held at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening in Memorial home by the Logansport Knights of Columbus. A graduate oE Notre Dame University and a former president of the Logar.sport Chamber of Commerce, Medland served as state secretary of the lodge for two years before being elevated to state deputy. He will remain as state head of the lodge through 1953. , Attorney Harold J. Tuberty will serve as toastmaster for the banquet, which will be followed by a dance in the K. of C. hall. The banquet menu will consist of fruit juice, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green peas, salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and coffee. Francis Perrone is general chairman of the affair, with John Langan as co-chairman. The ticket committee consists of Paul Jones, chairman; Tom Mee, Bill Harlan, Leo Baumann, Al Scagnoli, Tom Finnell, Pete Conroy, Ray palbreath, John McGinn, Tom Pasquale, Tony Vitello, Ed Medland, Jr., and Anthony Perrone. The dinner committee is composed of William Perrone. chairman, and Sal Corso, co-chairman; while-the program committee consists of Leo Hendricks,. chairman, James O'Donnell, Harold Tuberty and Ed Fasnacht. Charles Elpers is chairman of the reception committee, assisted by George Babcock, John Moran, Bernard Hombach, Ed Medland, Sr., and Tony Palumbo, while Ed Dietel is chairman of the dance committee, assisted by James Neal, Charles Beall, Harry Baltzell, and Raymond Scagr.oli. Bardstown Cathedral Paintings Are Stolen BARDSTOWN, Ky. (UP)— Thieves broke into St. Joseph's Cathedral here early ' today and stole nine oil paintings, three of which are believed by church authorities to 'be valuable "old masters" given to the church by King Louis Philippe of France. The Et. Rev. Msgr. James H. Willett, pastor of the 136-year-old church, found the front door of the church broken open at 6 a.m.,*and ladders leaning against the walls beside the gaping frames. Other valuable items in the church, were not molested. Acheson Will Attend White House Talks Secretary of State Will Sit in On Conferences Between Truman and Eisenhower. WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of State Dean Acheson and at least two other cabinet officers will sit in on the Truman-Eisenhower meeting at the White House next Tuesday, it was learned to-: day. Tentative administration plans ' call for an Initial private talk between President Truman and President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower, followed by a full-dress conference with their top advisers. High administration officials said Mr. Truman's "team" for the talks will include Acheson, who will make a special trip here from the United Nations meeting in New York; Defense Secretary Robert A. Lovelt; and Secretary o: the Treasury John W. Snyder. Ike's Advisors Undisclosed The administration does not know yet who will accompany Eisenhower to the While House. It is assumed, however, that his advisers will include Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. • (R-Mass.), who is expected to arrive here tonight to serve as the president-elect' personal "liaison" with the..outgoing administration, and Detroit banker Joseph M. Dodge, '"who came here Wednesday to scout the administration's budget for Eisenhower. The White House announced late Wednesday the change-of-administration tajlts will begin at 2 p.m. e.s.t. Tuesday, since Eisenhower had requested that date. Mr. Truman earlier had suggested Monday, but the president-elect sent word from his vacation retreat at Augusta, Ga., that Tuesday would be better. Administration aides working on advance plans said Mr. Truman and his advisers will not ask Eisenhower to share responsibility for any major decisions on domestic and foreign policy problems. Will Fully Inform Ike" The pian is to inform Eisen- j I howcr as fully as possible in one ! afternoon on current problems, listen to any advice he has to of- i fer and then discuss arrangements to make a smooth transition between the Democratic ' and Republican administrations when Eisenhower is inaugurated next Jan. 20. Planners believe it is impera- i tive that the meeting develop con; crete plans • for consultation on quick notice should any emergencies develop in the United Nations^ Korea, Iran, Indo-China, Western Europe or any other scene of the cold war struggle between East and West. Strategists said such a working liaison between the outgoing and incoming administrations might discourage the Communists from making any new thrusts in the belief that American reaction might be immobilized during the transition period. Lodge is expected to arrive here tonight for pre-White House talks with top State and Defense Department officials. PLAN XMAS PARTY FOR PATIENTS Mrs. Genevieve Wood, assistant director of nursing at the Logansport state hospital, at left, Mrs. Everett Smith, standing, and Mrs. Florence Harris go over plans for the- Christmas party at the Logansport state hospital on- December 21 at which Christmas gifts provided through a drive by the Cass county Farm Bureau will be distributed to the patients. Those three and Mrs. Nelson Rupe represented Cass county at a state meeting Monday at the La Rue Carter Memorial hospital, Indianapolis, to discuss plans for the drive to provide gifts fcr all patients in'mental institutions. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraviing.) Conduct Funera! Rites For Late CIO President Leaders of Labor, Government and Industry Attend Services for Philip Murray. Son Born To Ruth Roman SANTA MONICA, CAlif. (UP)— Film star Ruth Roman gave .birth to a six-pound son Wednesday night, the first child for the actress and her husband, radio executive Mortimer Hall. The boy was named .Richard. Report Damage To Parked Automobiles Two automobiles were reported damaged Thursday, one by a hit- and-run driver and the other by vandals. Charles Ross, of Lucerne, told police, someone broke the right front window vent on his car as it was parked on the east side of Second street, south of Market street. Alvin Pursch, o£ 834 West Melbourne avenue, reported hi? parked car was struck by another vehicle in the General Tire parking lot. Vera Martin Passes Away Vera Martin, 68, widow of David V. Martin, died at 1:20 o'clock Thursday morning at the Millard Fillmore hospital, Buffalo, N. Y., following a lingering iDness. Born on Sept. 10, 1884 in Logansport, she was the daughter of John B. and Jane (Whitfield) Wood. A member of ' the Ninth street Christian church, the deceased made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Florence Hight, of Buffalo, since the death of her husband on June 4, 1950. Survivors include Mrs. Hight and two grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Chase-Miller chapel, where funeral arrangements are pending. Bulletin NEW YORK (UP) — The , United Nations top legal expert. • Abraham H. Feller, jumped or fell to his death today from an i apar'r'ent building on Central I Park, police reported Flower Show At Longcliff Opens Friday Articles Made by Patients During Past Year Also to Be on Display Through Sunday. The annual three . day Flower Show at the Logansport state hospital, which each year attracts thousands of spectators, will open at 2 o'clock Friday, according to the announcement of Dr. John A. Larson, superintendent. The show, to be in the Longcliff chapel, will be open from 2 to 8 p. m. each day through Sunday, The Longcliff orchestra will play each afternoon and evening. More than 2,000 chrysanthemums will form the center of attraction at the flower show, according to Freeman Baum, florist. Other flowers and plants grown in the Longcliff greenhouse also will be on display. As in former years, the occupational therapy department also will display various articles made by Logansport state hospital patients under the direction of Mrs. Cornelia Hankee. These include woven and crocheted rugs, tea towels and embroidered linens. Paintings made by patients under the direction of Mrs. Emma Appleton, art director, will be displayed also. The articles made by the patients will be for sale, and the proceeds will go to the hospital amuse- PITTSBURGH (UP)—Solemn requiem mass was celebrated today for Philip Murray, . an immigrant coal miner who rose to head the powerful Congress of Industrial Organizations. St. Paul'.s Cathedral was jammed to overflowing as services were held for the Scottish-born labor leader. High government, union and industrial officials were among the 2,200 persons who attended the mass. Burial followed at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Cemetery, in the heart of the western Pennsylvania soft coal fields, where Murray first went to work in the mines as a boy of 10. .The mass was celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Henry A. Carlin, vicar of the Pittsburgh Catholic diocese and a boyhood friend of Murray. Hundreds of persons, including workers from the nearby mills and mines, crowded the sidewalks outside the church as the procession of church dignitaries and honorary! pallbearers'entered the church. Murray's body was brought to '• the church I'rom a funeral home in ', suburban Mt. Lebanon where thous- 1 ands of persons had filed past Murray's bier. Murray, 66, died of a heart attack Sunday in San Francisco one week before he was to open the annual convention of the CIO, which he had headed tor 12 years. Labor Secretary Maurice L. Tobin came here as President Truman's personal representative. Top officials of all unions affiliated with the CIO were on hand. Representatives of-the United Mine Workers Union and the AFL also were present. All nine CIO vice presidents, as well as all other executive officers of the union, were to sit in one New Walkout At A-Project Site Feared Management Rejects Union Proposal for Settlement of Dispute in Georgia. AUGUSTA, Ga. (UP)—Work at the government's sprawling atomic energy project here continued today despite a management rejection of a union' proposal for settling a labor dispute that idled 29,000 workers earlier in the sveek. Union leaders threatened to reinstate picket lines today if a subcontractor turned down a dispute- settling proposal offered by the affected union, the American Federation of Technical Engineers. Joseph M. Garvin, business manager of the union, said that his union would re-establish picket lines "soon—probably in about two days." Garvin said it would probably take about two days to notify all union trades in this area and set up pickets at the Aiken, S. C., plant entrances in an orderly fashion. The union head said he did not want to cause another traffic tieup similar to the miles-long jam that occurred when AFTE pickets suddenly appeared at plant entrances Monday morning. r Although Garvin did not set a specific date - for resumption of picketing, he hinted that it would come next Monday morning. After the Monday work stoppage, a "truce" was effected until this morning while the Miller Electric Co., oj Jacksonville, Fla., subcontractor involved in the dispute, considered a union settlement proposal. Frank Gary, attorney for the company, delivered management's rejection of the .proposal to Garvin by telephone. Gary said the Miller Electric Co. "is unable to comply with the demands of the American Federation of Technical Engineers." "We feel that the National Labor Relations Act and the Labo~r-Man- agement Relations Act (Taft-Hart- iey Act) provide the only means by which this situation may be settled in an orderly fashion," Gary said. ment fund. Plan Christmas Party For Crippled Children group. They had arrived here earlier to settle pertinent business at hand before paying final homage' to their leader. ;' Following the services, the funeral procession will move to St. for | Anne's Roman Catholic Cemetery where Murray's body will be in- Plans for a Christmas party Logansport's handicapped children were made at a meeting Tuesday of < terred. There his remains will rest the 'parents of these youngsters, i ir the heart of the Castle Shannon Mrs. Jack Bigler was in charge of the gathering which tentatively set Dec. 19 at .the date. It was decided to invite children of pre-school age as well as those enrolled in the handicapped children's class being (-inducted in a Franklin school room. soft coal fields. All union business matters were suspended for the remainder of the day, but the CIO executive board will meet here Friday morning to act on recommendations made Wednesday by the union's nine vice persidents. Plan To Cut Draft Calls Jeopardized Pentagon Observers Saj' That Sharp Climb in U. S. Casualties May Prevent Drop in Inductions. WASHINGTON (UP)—Pentagon observers speculated today that recent high casualties in Korea may bar a cut in draft calls in the near future. The Defense Department would not comment, however, beyond pointing out that casualties, are a factor in the induction ra'te, but not'the only one. No draft requirement has been set beyond the previously announced call for 48,000 men in January. This was 1,000 greater than the calls for each of the previous three months. U. S. casualties in Korea in the week ended last Fri'day totaled 1,318, the highest weekly figure in a year. The increase was caused by recent bitter fighting on the Korean front. But Pentagon officials pointed out that there are other considerations in setting the draft level, which is usually determined only 60 days ahead of induction time. The draft is used only to bring the armed services up to their authorized level, making up the gap left by recruiting and reenlistments. Thus the number of men serving voluntarily can affect the draft rate. Needs of the services for manpower also vary from month to month as draftees who have served their two years are discharged. The Army drafted 80,000 men in January, 1951, so . presumably its draft call for January, 195-, is to replace some of those men now about to leave the service. Draft calls dipped as low as 1,000 last June when the Army found itself with a temporary surplus of men. Since then the rate has climbed to 47,000 in October, November and December, and 48,000 in January. Battlefront if* "i i 'i i Visit Likely In December Reports From Vacation Retreat of President-Elect Indicate That Trip May B« Postponed. By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press White House Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. CUP) — President-elect Eisenhower's trip to Korea may be delayed until late November or early December, authoritative sources said today. Eisenhower, on the basis ot election campaign promises, wants to ' get to Korea as fast as possible to promote the greater use of South Korean troops in the front lines and explore the possibilities of working out the earliest possible peace "with honor." The Republican election victor was faced, however, with a lot of demanding commitments in Washington and New York. His press secretary, James C. Hagerty, wouid not hazard a guess as to the starting date of the Korean trip. Eisenhower has three fixed commitments: Nov. 14: Confers.here with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York on the Korean trip and certain other "policy matters." Nov. IS: Meets with President Truman in the White House at 2 p.m. e.s.t. Eisenhower also was scheduled to meet "the week of Nov. 25" with Sen. Alexander Wiley (R- Wis.) in New York. Wiley is a member of the American delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Calls Staff Meeting Members of Eisenhower's staff said the president-elect will meet shortly—in New York next week, in all probability—with Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-O.). Unless there has been some public misinformation on timing, Eisenhower wouid not have time —short of an emergency p:ane f'ight—to go to Korea and return between his meeting with Mr. Truman and conference with Wiley. Hagerty, in talking with newsmen late Wednesday at Eisenhower's vacation headquarters here, said the president-elect would spend most of next week in New York City. Hagerty also said the White House conference would be brief, involving at the most only a few hours. While Hagerty did not 1 say so specifically, he gave the impression Eisenhower would have a fairly fast session with Mr. Truman and then return to his New York headquarters at the Commodore Hotel for talks with key figures of the Republican party. Contact Men On Scene When Eisenhower and Mr. Truman sit down together in Washington next Tuesday afternoon, the Republicans will have the benefit of some preliminary spadework by Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Mass.), Eisenhower's personal t envoy to the executive branch of I government, and Joseph M. Dodge, i Eisenhower's liaison man on bud' getary matters. He also will have been briefed , by Dewey on the Far Eastern • situation. The New York governor ' inspected the Korean war zone last year. If the weather here continues as balmy and conducive to golf as it was Wednesday, Eisenhower may remain here until Tuesday morning and then fly to Washington. Hagerty told reporters, however, that the president-elect might fly to New York Sunday and go to Washington Tuesday. Eisenhower Wednesday afternoon shot his best score of his current vacation—a 41-46—87. He played with Byron Nelson, two- time winner of the Masters Tournament held here each spring. EightColled For Induction Eight Cass county registrants will leave here Monday morning, Dec. 1, for induction into the armed forces, it was announced Thursday by the local Selective Service board. The induction group will meet at Selective Service headquarters in the court house at 8 o'clock that morning preparatory to leaving for Indianapolis by regular bus. The local draft board reclassified 40 registrants at i meeting in the Selective Service office. Seven were placed in 5-A, eight were ' placed in 1-C reserve, ten were put in 1-C inducted, six in 1-C enlisted, and nine were given other classifications.

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