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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Blasts Rip Through Berlin Wall BEEON (AP)—Four blasts in 15 minutes ripped the Red wall tension over the fatal shooting of an East German border guard. : About 50 East German police rushed to the scene and West Ber. 3in riot police appeared when one predawn explosion knocked a six- foot hole in the wall that snakes for 25 miles across the city. Another blast buckled the masonry. What damage was done by the other two detonations, if any, could not 'be. seen from the West. Western authoriteis said they did not know who set off the explosions, tat speculated they were the work of resistance groups be hind the wall. The East German News Agen cy ADN declared, however, the blasts were a continuation of "murder attacks" begun Wednesday when an East German border guard was shot and killed in an exchange of fire with Western po lice. Otto Winzer, deputy foreign minister of East Germany, fired off protest letters to the three Western Allied commandants,. charging that West German extremists set off the 'explosions to torpedo United States-Soviet talks 'in Berlin. Saturday was the funeral of the guard, 21-year-old Peter Goering, and the East Germans gave him a martyr's honors while turning the occasion to bitter propagand uses. The Communist regime did nol mention that its guards fired first in the Wednesday battle — on a 14-year-old boy swimming a canal to escape to the West. Western police said they fired back when the Communist guards turned tommy guns on West Berlin police helping the seriously wounded boy out of the water, The injured boy was reported improving, his life no longer in danger. The scene of the explosions was in the Bernauerstrasse area ; where many dramatic escapes from East Berlin have been made through the wall. Several wooden screens put up by Commun authorites to block the view from the West have gone up in flames recently: Only people in East Berlin could get-close enough to set them afire. . . This supported speculation thai the blasts too were set off by East Berliners . ADN charged however that the blasting was a continuation of attacks which included the throwing of explosive objects over the wal' at East German guards. This has been 'going on since Thursday night, ADN .declared, and one un detonated explosive was picked up. The Communist press has been making the maximum of the death of the border guard Goer ing for the past three days. AT East German radio stations wen off the' air for a minute during his funeral. Junior Jheat re Group Organized A Junior Theatre Group foi children in the G to 15 years age bracket has been formed in Logansport. It has been formed for the purpose of introducing techniques and traiping of th theatre to children. A series o£ six experimenta workshops is scheduled this sum mer. Eleanor 'Reinert will act as workshop director. A fee wil be charged for the workshop and classes will be limited to 1 in each of three age groups, 6-8 7-11 and 12-15. Adult board of directors mem bers are Mrs. A. R. Taggart Mrs. Joseph Keirans, Mrs. Car Bickel, Mrs. Paul Kiesling, and Mrs Russell Eckert . Mrs. J. T. Hillis is participating Jn an advisory capacity. Additional information is avail able from either Mrs. Taggart o Mrs. Hillis. Additional Paving Projects Announced Five additional paving project in the six-county Logansport area have been announced by the Stat Highway Commission.They are part of a supplementary pavin; program to an extensive state wide program announced two months ago. Three of the projects involv paving in communities. U.S. 2 and Ind. 218 in Monticello.will be repaved. Ind. 18 in Flora and Ind. 218 in Ca.nden are alsc scheduled for resurfacing. Ind. 110 will be repaved from one mile east of Ind. 17 to U.S 31 in Fulton and Marshall coun ties.' U.S. 31 will be resurface in Fulton county from Rocheste: to the Marshall county line. Believe Bomb Destroyed Continental Jet Airliner THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PRESS UNITED PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 LOGANSPORT, I'NIDIIAINA, SUNDAY, MAY 27, 1962. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRJCE TEN CENTS PART OF EXPANSION-The upper boiler drum, still on a raill- road flat car, has arrived in Logansport. It will be installed along witli other new equipment in the Municipal Light Plant expansion project. . (Staff Photo) Light Plant Costs Now Under Previous Estimates CENTERVMJE, Iowa (AP) - Vn unknown explosive force from ithin :ripped apart a Continental irlineS: jet in flight, killing the persons aboard, a Civil Aero- autics | Board Spokesman said aturday. Another source said it appeared nlikely that the explosion Tues- ay night could have resulted om anything other than a bomb, he source declined to be named. While! CAB investigators sought le. cause .of Tuesday night's rash, Robert F. Six, Continental resident, said in Denver that lere was "sufficient evidence to idicaUi the probability that a tan-made explosive had been set f within the aircraft." He also Hioosiers Told About Estes Cose WASHINGTON (AP) — Ally, en. llobert F. Kennedy said aturdaiy the Justice Department investigated Biliie Sol Estes long tefore the Texas financier be- ame ai. national figure. Kennedy told more than 100 emoeratic congressional, sena- irial and gubernatorial candi- ates iCrom Indiana and. seven ;her states at a breakfast meet- Jig that the government moved wiftly : against Estes, a Demorat, who has been indicted for raud. The Cost of the electric light plant expansion is now estimated at about $624,000 under first^predic- ;ions made two years ago. However, exact cost cannot be determined until the remaining seven contracts are let. The first estimate of the complete project was $4,325,000. How- wer, based'on the first 15 con- >».ts already signed, and estimates on the last seven, .the'pre- dicted cost is now $3,701,232. The latest estimate is only $300,)00 over the amount borrowed through a bond issue. Another $1,000,000 -was -to be secured from cash available in the city's electric fund. Blasting has been completed-at the Eighth street plant, and work will begin early this week on the foundation, Utility- Supt. Robert Price announced yesterday. '• Jack DeBoei of consulting engineers Emery, Marker and Campbell, arrived in Logansport Friday to discuss the work with city officials. The total amount of the 15 contracts already awarded is $2,380,922, which accounts for all of the reduction in estimated costs. In almost all cases contracts were awarded on bids below original estimates. As .an 'example, the cost of the 22,000 kilowatt turbine was estimated at over $1,000,000. How- ever, General .Electric has built- the steam unit for $975,000. It was completed,in October and. is in storage until the city is ready, to install-it. '.' .; : the''turbine is "the' most, expensive piece of equipment in ;'the. expansion, and wilt more than double the plant's capacity.' Second largest; item in the $900,287 steam generating unit ; (boiler),' wh'ich has already arrived in the city. The upper drum alone weighs 76,000 pounds. It was purchased from Babcock and Wilcox Co. Another major item -already contracted is the .surface condenser and auxiliary, equipment,. Human Mistake Caused Capsule To Miss Mark GRAND 1 TURK, B. W. I. (AP)— In the busy moments of re-entry, astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter made a human error that left him short of fuel to control his spacecraft's position and contributed to his own anxiety. By accident, Carpenter left on a manual control system as he switched to a fly by wire ; or semiautomatic, control. system. Both were consuming fuel for three or four minutes. This disclosure came as Car- jpenter prepared to return to Cape Canaveral Sunday 'to receive a big welcome, get a' Distinguished Service Medal and faoKUa news conference. Word of the error came from Lt. Col. John A. Powers, a spokesman for the National Aero- nautics and Space Administration, a day, after .the report that the Hawaiian- tracking station had doubts ,-about the astronaut's condition during the. thind orbit. The station, during a Thursday night -critique-among'the 17 trajck- ing .facilities, said it . "had [the impression, that he was very',(ion- fused about-what'was-going on," or at least preoccupied. : Powers said Saturday .that-, to the extent that Carpenter should not have, been on: two control .systems at. the same time, he had erred; Earlier, Powers quoed Carpenter:' "Yep, I.had a- few moments of anxiety. near the retrofire (braking stage) .over .whether. I was going to have enough fuel." Services Included For Memorial Day Logansport's Memorial Day observance will include five public services in addition-to the parade, according to Conrad Baumann, general chairman of the annual event. After the parade moves westward from its starting point at Seventh and Broadway, at 10 a.m., brief Services will be held in front of the World War TJ honor roll 'and the doughboy monument at Sixth ^and Broadway. The parade will then proceed to the Eel river bridge on Sixth street where services for the naval dead will be conducted by -Father Thomas Fox. . Continuing to its destination in Mt. Hope cemetery, the parade will stop. at the speakers stand near the entrance where the main address of the day will be given by Col. James Gueydan, deputy commander for operations at the Bunker Hill AFB. His subject will be "Tasks For Us the Living." Prior to the main address, flowers presented by various pa- triolic organizations will be transferred from the speakers platform to the Legion Monument, jand music will - be furnished by a vocal trio consisting of Liinda Lewellyn,. Janice Kitchell and Helen Huff. The Mt. Hope ceremonies iwill be opened.. with . an address! of welcome by Conrad Baumanrii. Following the main address,!,the National Anthem and Taps will be played -and final short services will be,held in the Legion Glided The services in Ktt. Hope «|me- tery are expected to start at 11 a.m. and,conclude one hour liiter. Participating in the .parade :jwill be veteran organizations: lland their auxiliaries, the Logan Legion Lassies girl and''boy "scout groups and -the American Legion ,band. This parade .will,be led by 'the. city 6 fire department and a : police escort. :L Baumann said Saturday ;i the services will be held in Memorial home in case, of, rain. ! 'As -a result of-the mistake,-Carpenter' did,- indeed, run out- of fuel fotf! his manual control system before he had put the Aurora 7 spacecraft'into, the proper pi>si r tion to re-enter -the earth's atmosphere. 'But he still had fuel remaining in the, automatic system and was able to. use this ..system in .a semiautomatic or handrcontrolled .way to jput the blunt end of the spacecraft forward, ' . This-is the.-correct position:for re-entry,, so that the • heat s-hielc or the blunt' end , can take/the brunt, of the .tremendous-temperatures that aie generated. If it had entered the> earth's atmosphere in an incorrect position,'the spacecraft would have.,,burned: up. The attitude of the spacecraft is important at another .point late in the flight, when the blunt end must' be aimed 34, degrees above the horizontal to fire the braking rockets 1 -.,at the proper angle. This determines where-the spacecraft will land oni earth.. Powers, said the fuel shortage encountered toy Carpenter was;.not critical, .since .the. other fuel sup- plywas available.-.'.. The fuel used is. hydrogen peroxide, which-powers' small jets to control the. roll, pitch and yaw of-the craft. , ' bought from the G. H. Wheelei Co., for $104,440'. The city has also paid $85,997 o High Voltage Systems, toe, 'or installation o£ switchgeaiv .tie :ransforrner, construction-of cable duct and manhole systems and a :erminal, tower. Among the major items stil :o be bid is piping system and chemical feed water equipment which will cost an, estimated J551.510. Station wiring to be bi< ater will -cost approximately $250,000. : Engineering and supervision 'ees to be paid Emery, Marke and Campbell amount to $279,38 and legal and miscellaneous fee, total-$30,176. Although the expansion at thi: joint is no more than a large lole in the ground, the city ha already paid for over one-fourt! of the project. Through February of this yea total of $1,074,929.38 has beei paid.. .An ,additional $338,288 wa in March, and April.' A tota of $150,440 is to be paid in Ma and June'bringing the total to b paid through June to $1,569,037. The city one year ago receive $3,400,000 through the sale bonds, which will be redeemec over a long period, . .Interest payments of $32,399 an $64,799 have already been mad' but" -the .first payment of $75,'0( on the principal will not be mac until "Jan. 1/1964. Still ,to be, bid are: c o n t r o equipment and instruments; ,co handling equipment; 480 volt m tor control equipment; piping sy tern and chemical f e e d wate treatment equipment; station wi ing; painting; and a deminera izcr system,; . ' A cost .breakdown of the fir 15 contracts; Contract No.- I/Generator $975,00 2. Surface Condenser ...'.104,44 3. Water- Heaters,'Drain Cooler 16,7' 4. Derating feed Water Heater 10,35 5. Boiled Feed Pumps .. 57,08 6.- Single Stage Pumps 7. Boiler .:.......„ 900,2r 8. Power' Transformer*., 30,81 9. SwitcJigear Equipment 14,3! ID.'Installation' Work 11. Test Hole Drilling .. 12. Indoor Switchgcar .. II). House Substation ... 85.997 1,18 63-11 25,8F 62,41 There are actually two sepa-114. Building rate set's of jets and'two" separate 115. Ash, Dust Handling fuel tanks of hydrogen peroxide. ' Equipment 31,25 Inside Today's Issue... ' BRIDAL SECTION-—June is the month for bride and today's issue contains numerous articles and pic tur-es especially for prospective'brides. :' '500', QUEEN—-Miss Jerilyn:Jones; of -Flora, a student at'I.U., is reigning :as."500" Festival queen. Read her-story on page 8. !•• " •,•!'"-. " TREES IN CITY PARKS—Loganpsorf city park: have many newly/planted treeSj according to an articli on page 13.' '.'-'-.,- . • . .,..':.- - , ' •: ' TIME FOR-POLITICS—Two area doctorsiind-timi to participate -iti the political arena: as heads- of their county .parties. Page 1 6. Explosion Within Plane Given As Reason For Crash candidates were "briefed 'riday and Saturday by Cabinet members 'and other government fficials. They met with President Kennedy at the While House Frilay. i "We": asked for $500,000 bond on 3sles..Jjut. the. -court cut this to aoo,pfl!|»," the attorney general said vj'hen asked to discuss -the Isles case. Stating that "this is hardly soft reatment," Kennedy said Estes was inflicted April 5 by the federal government and three weeks "ater the stale moved in. "Weitook action without waiting for! the state to do so," Kennedy' aaid. "When here is any evidence that a federal official las. received gifts, action will be aken /.against him." The attorney general said he did noli know what else the Jus- ice Department could do on the Estes <iase other than what is be- ng doiie. He said 75 FBI agents are wcirking on the case. There will b«! further action, he said, 'f more evidence is turned up. "There are 2 million employes of the:federal government," the attorney general said. "Some are going lio. stick their hands in the till anil some on the other side are- going to suggest they stick thfiir hiands in the till. We will have It in any administration The important thing is that we take abtion and not shove it undei asked the FBI to investigate. The Chicago office of the FBI confirmed that its agents were investigating to determine if there lias been any violation of federal law. James Gale, agent in charge of the Chicago office refused further comment. There was a report that a pas- ianger had been insured for $225,000. Investigators have determined that an explosion occurred within the rear portion of the fuselage, said Edward E. Slattery, CAB public information officer. He 1 said the determination was irrived at from the manner in which the plane's structure had 'broken up. Slattery said the skin of the main portion of the fuselage, although torn by the. impact of the rash, remained in relatively large pieces. Behind the-breakoff point the pieces were found to be smaller, he said. That indicates the explosion was i'rom the inside out, he added. "When the metal breaks out it is indicated on the metal by the type of tear," he said, "The molecular separation is different when caused by a powerful force as compared to a slow bending force." He added that smudges bearing a very distinctive odor were discovered on pieces of, metal. Regarding the report that $225,000 maximum insurance coverage was bought for one passenger before the plane departed from Chicago's O'Hare Field, Roy Tudv 'breiter, board chairman of Con- inental Casualty Co., said in Chicago no policy in that amount was ssued at O'Hare. But he said a lasscnger could obtain insurance nr more insurance elsewhere. The administrative assistant 'or Mutual of Omaha, Walter Brzezinski, said two claims total ,ng $225,000 have! been rnlurned Lo' the insurance : company. On of the policies was for the max mum $150,000, h^ said. A fina tally will not be available unti next week. "The mockup will show the on gin of the breakup and the pro grossion of the fracture," Slaltcr said.. Portions of the cabin interioi and fuselage structure have been sent to Washington for laboratory analysis to ascertain the natur' of the explosive ingredients," h< added. The $5.5 crashed on a farm while on a million Boeing 70 Chicago to Kansas City and Lo Angeles. Slattery declined comment 01 whether the explosive force wa caused by nature or possibly man made. The Kansas City Star reporter Friday night the possiblity of a explosion aboard the plane. In a copyrighted story the news paper said there were reporl that parts of tiie tail section bor marks of an explosion and th there were powder burns on tw 'of the bidies, indicataing (he pos sibility of a bomb. Pieces of the plane as it broke up in flight have been found as far as 150 miles northeast of the crash scene. Apparently only minutes before the crash the plane's pilot, Capt. Fred R. Gray, 50, had been jousting with a squall line of severe thunderstorms northeast of here. He was starling to let down from 39,000 feet for a landing at when radio and radar contact with the plane were lost. EsfesJury 3iven More Vkiterial WASHINGTON (AF)—The Jus- ce Department rushed confiden- al mmerial Saturday on finan- ier Biliie Sol Estes to a Texas grand jury that is investigating. >e dea-;h of agriculture official ienry H. Marshall. TBe'material, part uf a Department of Agriculture report on Uses and cotton allotments, isn't kely .to shed any light on the ircumst ances of Marshall'* eath. However, Atty. Gen. Robert F. tennedy said, there are several eferences to Marshall in the re- »rt and they are being made vailabli under a well-recognized roceduiie. Beforci he was found dead last une 3'on his farm near Frank- n, Tex,, Marshall had been in- estigating Estes' coiton acreage llotmer.ts. Marshall's death at irst was ruled a suicide, but the ase was reopened last week and patho'.bgist said Marshall prob- bly was murdered. The report already has been giv- n to 1he Senate Investigations ubcoiritniUee headed by Sen. 'ohn L. McClellan, D-Ark., which s probing Estes' tangled affairs. Kennedy said the Justice De- artaenl's criminal division has repared verbatim excerpts from ic report and all possibly rele- ant pa'rls were flown to Texas aturday in an effort io cooperate s fully as possible with the Robrtson. County, Tex., grand jury. Barefcot Sanders, U.S. attorney n Dallas, will offer the material jo the jjrand jury when it recon- •enes Monday in Franklin, Kennedy sEiid. "The grand.jury's investigation ieals or.ly with the circumstances sf Mr. 'Marshall's denth," Kennedy said, adding: "There is no in- ormatkm in the report about his death. ..." Earlier Saturday, in a speech .oa breakfast meeting of a Democratic National .Committee school of cand.dates, Kennedy vigorously defendeJ the administration's han. dling of the Estes case. "I do:i't know what else we can do," Kennedy said. The attorney genenili said Estes was arrested on March 25, "before anybody was wilting about him," and that the Justice Department asked for $500,000 bail. "Thai, hardly seemed to be soft treatment," Kennedy said. He added that his department had Esles mdicted on April 5, "a month before the state authorities moved." Three government officials have ten fired for their connections with the free-wheeling financier and another has been forced to quit. Walton Woman Still Reported Critical Mrs. Barbara .T. Helm, 10, O f Walton,: remained in crtical con- diton in Robert Long hospital in the ru;i>i" Muchj of Kennedy's talk re volvedj about civil rights matters 124 Children Qptin Pool Season Braving rain, March-like wind? and cool temperatures, 124 child ren and two adults opened Lo gansport Municipal Swimming pool fpr the summer Saturday. \ G.R. Coffey, assistant public Pooli manager Kenny McKeever 'relations officer for Continental, said ttjat considering that the high jjsaid a preliminary check of the for th(i day was only 71 degrees, l! plane's flight recorder showed the he wap'well pleased with the attendance. To avoid this kind of weather the swiimming lessons will not begin this year until June 18. .They usually begin soon after school is out. "j The;:first session will be held from ifune 18 to July 6, the second from jJuly 9-July 27 and the third July 30-August 17. Three 45- minutis -cliisses will be' held at 9:30, ]!o:20and 11:10 a.m. ', Instruction for beginners, > intermediate, advanced, and'junior and ijenior life saving ' will be offered. An adult class will be held beginning July 30. Theile is a charge of $3 for childw n's instruction and $5 for adult lessons. Randy Mauck is in charge of the program. I Weather Yesttkrday ; $ Temperatures •¥Jr!JLu- : "T1 - T ~._, CT High 71 Low 57 [INDIANA: Variable cloud- inessjthrough Sunday night with; scattered showers and thunijershowers. . aircraft had crashed within six minutes after making radio contact with an. Air Force radar station at Waverly, Iowa, about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. -At that lime there was no indication of trouble, and the plane's crew was only seeking weather information. The flight recorder has been dispatched to Washington for further study by the CAB. Indianapolis Saturday and was receiving intenisve care, according to a hospital spokesman. She suffered severe chest injuries, outs and body bruises, the loss of several teeth and a broken jaw whan the 19S2 sedan she was driving went out of control and crashed; into a tree near Walton Thursdiiy morning. Her -line-month-old son David, who WMS riding with her at the time o); the accident suffered a broken :leg in the accident. He was truated at Memorial hospital and released Friday. Summer Recreation Be<fnsOrt/i/re II Logfiiisport annual summer recreation program will be held from June 11 to August 17, according; to John Mummert, program director. As in past years the , 10-week program will include tennis, base- Ijall, and swimming instruction. Two gymnasiums also will be open for basketball, volleyball and similar activities. Due to scheduling conflicts, arts and crafts may not be offered this year. Leaders of the various activities will be announced later. More 50-Star Flags Are Available Now A new shipment of 50-star flags has arrived. at the office of the Pharos-Tribune and 'Press, and will be available after 11:00 a.m. Monday to anyone who wishes to fly a flag from their home on Memorial Day. • ', Response to the initial offer made here was so enthusiastic that the first shipment was sold out long before anticipated. Price of the flag -if picked- up at the offices of the Pharos-Tribune and Press it $100 complete with staff, tip, bracket, etel H Ihe fla j kit must be .malied out, the .prxe is $3.35. 'Hie complete kit is /being made available at cost as a public service in an effort > to restore the spirit and pride vihich rightfully comes from a general display of the flag on all' leg W -holidays.

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