Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 31, 1962 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 31, 1962
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lOGMSPOEI PUBUC LIBRE! ife Driving In Logan-land * * • * LOGANSPORT, INDIANA WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1962 ; ; AH Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents RDERS FILL 7 ACCIDENTS Only 4 Injured In Entire Area Tlie six county area that coin prises, Logan-land proved to be a comparatively'.safe-"place for motorists during: the Memorial Day holiday; '. Carroll county, recorded, only one minor accident and no injuries; White county reported one accident that.resulted in no injur- 111 Die on Nation's Highways By United Press International The nation's Memorial , Day traffic toll reached 111, a record, final tabulations showed today. The death rate increased in the waning hours of the holiday and passed the record of 109 set in 1956 for 'a one-day Memorial Day fatality count. The National Safety Council had estimated the tol 1 would range be- tweon 80 and 120. Final figures'.compiled . .;by,.,U,nik. ed Press International showed this breakdown: Traffic 111 Drownings 38 Planes 13 Miscellaneous 29 Total 191 California led the nation with 14 traffic deaths. Michigan had 9 traffic fatalities, Ohio and Pennsylvania 7 each, Texas arid Maryland 6 each and Missouri and New York 5 each. The nation's worst single traffic accident during the holiday claimed five 'ives when a car crashed into a tree near Sunderland, Mdr , Three plane crashes within 20 minutes in New York's Chatauqua County resulted in six deaths. Five persons were killed when a private plane caromed-off trees and crashed into a cotton field near Holly Hill, S.C. The National Safety Council said four types of traffic viola- tion'—spe'eding, drunk driving, failure to yield right-of-way and driving on the wrong side of'the road—were responsible for 70 per cent of the fatalities. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy with isolated brief showers afternoon. Fair and a little cooler tonight. Partly cloudy and cooler Friday. Low tonight 58 to 62. High Friday in the 70s. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon and Friday, chance of a few thundershowers this afternoon or evening, mainly north central. Mostly fair and mild tonight. Low. tonight 57 to 65. High Friday 78 to 84. . . Outlook for Saturday: Fair north, partly cloiidy south with little temperature change. Chance of showers southern portions. Lows 55 to 65. Highs 70s north to lower 80s south. WEDNESDAY 11 a.m 75 Noon_ 78 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. THURSDAY la.m 69 2 a.m 68 3 a.m 67 4 a.m.......65 5 a.m 65 6a.m 64 7 a.m 68 8 a.m....!..68 9 a.m 71 10 a.m.......74 79 81 83 85 89 84 .../. .82 77 9 p.m 75 11 a.m.......78 JO p.m. 72 Noon. 80 11 p.m 71 Ip.m 81 Mid.. 70 2p.m 82 High. Year Ago—77 Low Year Ago—47 Barometer Barometer at 2 p.m., 29.80, steady River 1 Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.92 Precip. as of 7 a.m., .01 ies, and Pulasld, Fulton, and Miami counties were accident-free. Logansport and Cass' county had five accidents that resulted in minor injuries to four people but extensive damage to. four of the automobiles involved. One driver was slated for a traffic violation. George Bergman, 5, son of .Mr. and Mrs. George Bergman, ..of Peru, suffered a skinned jaw when the csr in which he .was riding, driven by his father, col lided with another driven by .Dudley Rogers, 78, of 82 Fifteenth-.St., at 3: 1 30 p:m. Wednesday. THE, ACCIDENT occurred, in front of. 410 Burlington Ave.,. as Rogers attempted a turn onto East Tipton Street. Both vehicles were traveling' north on'Burling- ton at the time of the accident. Only minor damage resulted. ! According to police, James lies,; 17, of 1730 Royal Center Pike,'fell' asleep at the wheel of his 1953 sedan and crashed into a parked, 1954 sedan owned by Jerry Schnieb, of 706 North Third St. The accident happened in front of Schnieb's home at 11:30 p.m. iVecmesday. 'The entire "front end of the lies car was destroyed as was the rear end of the Schnieb automobile. lies was not .injured. AT 11:43 P.M. automobiles driven by Eugene Lcwellen, 19, of 217 Grove St., and Ronald Stover, of 209 Seventh St.,.collided on U. S. 24 near its intersection' with Wilkinson Street. Police accident reports show both vehicles were going west on 24 and crashed as Lewellen attempted to make a left turn. Stover said some one on the street yelled and he turned to see who it was. The crash followed.' • The right rear end of the Lewellen car was damaged extensively and the entire front end of the Stover car was destroyed. Neither driver was injured. In Cass county accidents, three persons were injured slightly and one driver was charged with, a traffic violation in two crack-ups investigated by the 'sheriff's office. . ' - . ' .- ' AT S:15 A.M. Wednesday, Jack Wolf, 26, of 823 High St., Richard Gust, 22, of .1436 Trcen St., and Dorothy Stigers, 19, of Peru-, suffered minor cuts and bruises when the 1955 hardtop in which! they were riding crashed one- quarter of a mile east'of the Cass Station, Road on U. S. 24. The car was driven by Wolf who told authorities his windshield wiper was not working properly and as he attempted to turn a curve he lost control with the car sliding sideways striking a fence and crashing into a cement abutment. ' The three hitchhiked to Peru where they were treated and released at Dukes hospital. DAMAGE TO fencing on the Arthur White farm was estimated, at $30. Deputy Sheriff Robert Kiesling, the investigating officer, estimated the damage to the car at $300, • Lyle Smith, 39, of Cerro Gordo, 111., was charged with driving to the left of the center , line whsn not passing, after his 1958'statiqn wagon collided with a 1961 sedan driven by Jill Spall, 17, of Kokomo. The accident-occurred at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday two miles southwest of Logansport. There were no injuries according to Deputy Sheriff Robert Sabatini, who investigated. ' ' Altitude N-Tests WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Atomic Energy Commission, said today the first of a series of altitude nuclear lest? over Johnston, Island in the Pacific is scheduled for some time after dark Friday. . Darkness falls at Johnston Island, at about 9'p.m.-local time. That hour at Johnston June 1 would ibe 2 ain. GOT June 2. 'Recovering ' From Losses NEW YORK (UPD—Buy orders flooded the stock market in early dealings today- and prices of ma- issues rose to levels wiping the losses suffered in Mon- LAST MINUXEiCRAMMING—Memorial Day wasn't much of a holiday for soiue. Logansport residents, especially high school students who still have a few final examinations ahead of them. Here, Sharon Harvey, a Logansport high school junior, directs all of her power of concentration to' Ihe study of solid geometry. It will all be over soon, though. Next Tuesday is the last day of classes. (Staff Photos.) day's sharp decline. The New York Stock Exchange tape was running 15 minutes late within -an hour of opening. Trad- was estimated at 1,760,000 shares in the first hour, only 20,000 shares behind the record trading of Tuesday which sent stock volume up to 14,7M,000 shares, highest since Oct. 29, 1929. , .Some blue chip issues were sharply higher at the opening, 'including a 100,000 share block of American Telephone and Telegraph, the nation's most widely held stock, which started the day up $6.50, Part of the gain was pared in later transactions. At the outset of the day, brokers reported that from 60 to 75 per cent of (heir orders were "buy? 1 and that they were having trouble keeping up with the volume of work. DJ Up 9.03 At 11 a.m., the Dow Jones average of 30 industrial stocks jased on. ticker prices running behind actual transactions; was a 612.99, up 9.03, Standard & Poor's 11 a.m. aver age of 500 stocks at 59.54 represented a rise of $7.05 billion in itock values from Tuesday's close and $21.17 billion from. Friday's close—wiping out the $20.8 billion oss suffered Monday, The first report on the ticker Memorial Day Rites Held Here Persons attending Memorial Day services in Lofiftisport Wednesday were, told bj'(; an, Air Force colonel that AmSrica shouldn't grow soft. , ,>; Col. James .GTEteydah, of .the Bunker Hill AirSrce base, said, in .^talking abou*||yvorld disarm^ •aifiem", "We cannot allow pur- selves the luxury of becoming soft, of allowing our desire for comfort to blind US' to the necessity to remain fit and ready for.combat." . .He added, "We must show (the Communists) Ithat we'have the .r.esolute fortitude and military strength to stop any military aggression. Only then, will we be able to slop the relentless march of the Kremlin." Memorial ceremonies began with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by services at Mt. .Hope -cemetery and brief ceremonies in front of. the World War II honor roll and the doughboy monument at' Sixth street and Broadway, '. •. ' U.S. servicemen helping to guard the free world 'defenses from the muddy Mekong River in Thailand to the wall in West Berlin paid tribute Wednesday to Americans who gave their lives in< wars' to preserve liberty and freedom, . Memorial Day services were held whereever American,soldiers,, sailors, Marines and.adr.meri were; stationed, around the world. There were brief and simple .ceremonies m the "hot"'spots .in Asia;"more elaborate services > were held; in Europe. In Britain, two officers of the U.S.'naval detachment in-London' went to. the southwest" coastal town of Dunkeswell to lay a wreath in St. Nicholas' church in commemoration,of'the 183 officers and enlisted men of'fleet air,-wing 7 killed in action 'i'duririg World War II. ..';•':'••-.' CHICAGO (UPI)-The Illinois Athletic Commission today approved a; fight date of'Sept. 25 at Comiskey Park in Chicago for the heavyweight ' championship bout between' /Floyd Patterson and Sonny -Liston. Anti-Rabies Shots for 5 Children DECATWR, Ind. (WPI) — Residents, of this Adams County seat city took no chances today after it was discovered that a litter of raWd raccoons was scattered over Ihe 1 city and some youngsters- had b,een bitten. . At leas^; five children are being treated with a painful series of 14 anti-rabbies shots. Authorities said the six. ba'by raccoons were evidently from a litter mothered by a coon which 'died of rabies. Mayor Donald F. Gage and Dr. John B. Terveer, city health offi-* • cer, placed Stratum Place, a section of th.e city, wider "strict quarantine. All animals'were Ordered tied up until the quarantine" is lifted, •'"''.-" "• •'• • Mrs. Wayne Carpenter 'toned Overdone of the baby, raccoons; to Dr. Elizabeth Peck,. veterinarian; when it died-'after,biting,her two children, Eric, 14, and Vicky, '12. The head was-sent to tie'State Board of Health ,in Indianapolis where it was confirmed that the animal was rabid. Two weeks ago X Geneva boy was,bitten'by a rabid skunk near Craigville and two other ralbid skunks were reported north of Decatur. ' , ., ' '' Terveer said' he' believed'-'seven Decatur families have possessed one of the raccoons from the rabid litter. Three of, the animals are known to be dead. The" others were released- as soon as the parents found them. . - . . . Decatur conservation,.',. officer Jack Hurst warned that -any .animal, wild or tame, regardless ; 0 f age, could have,the- disease^aniJ that- Adams ;'.'County.- -:residents .should exercise,paiition; • ,:•• ••_ • Enough; vacbine was on hand to start'treatment''of the bitten children, with more ordered. .-' ; U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YOBKT(UPI)—The lowest temperature reported .to "the J0.S. Weather'Bureau this morning was 23 degrees at Drummond,; 'Mont.: The highest reported Wednesday was 104 at Presidio, Tex, '60 CASS CENSUS Fourth Of Families Have Two Autos Almost one-fourth of the families in Cass county have two or more automobiles, according to 1960 census figures which" have just been released by the U. S. Department of Commerce. The" 1960 census showed there were 12,362 occupied housing units in Cass county, and 10,667, or 86 per cent of these households had automobiles. They included 182 with three or more autos, 2,615 with two autos, and 7,870 with one car. The 2,797 households with two or more autos represent 23 per cent of the .total families in jthe county- : ,. • 'Census takers found there were 13,428 housing units 'in the coun-' ty, but-1,066 or 8 per cent of them were unoccupied. :, SEVENTY-ONE per cent of the occupied housing, units were occupied by;the owners: The median value, of the 8,796 owner-occupied places was $8,200! . The median gross rent of the Rainfall for Month Reported at 4.32 In, A totalof 4.32 inches of precipitation^ was recorded in Logansport during the month of May,' according to records maintained by Jim Crighton, .manager of the 'local sewage; disposal plant; The normal ;rainfall for the month of, May, in Logansport is 4.36 inches., A "total of- 3.29 "inches was recorded .'in', 1901 duringNthe month of May/and a !total-,6f 5)24 inches was recorded for, the-same period, in 1960. ;. •" --.•.'• ,; : A.total Of 15,11 inches,has been 'redorded 'during' the' Hirst: five, months 'of. 1962, 'This amount' is; .82 inches. below .norm'al. for., .the year, arid 1.84, inches below 1 - the. same period a^'year ago.. ' : Swimming Pool ; ,The Municipal swimming pool .was opened at 1 p^m. Thursday,' for the .exclusive use of .Logansport high school seniors. •, '•;,.,James . .McKeever,',,; ..manager, said the .pool; was to be opened to the public starting at 4-p.m. ' 3,566 rented places in the county was $67 per month, the Bureau of the Census reported. Only 874 households had ,£,!• conditioning to, combat the hefit? but that figure 'has risen considerably since the census was'taken. This is also true of'the 3,618 families that had one or more food freezers in.I960. Of the' 13,428 housing units in the c6unty, census takers found 9,744 were in sound condition with all plumbing, 12,033 had hot-and cold running water, 11,934 had flush toilet, 11,597 had bathtub or shower, 9,241 had a basement, and 178 were trailer homes. CENS1US TAKERS found that 10,767 households, had .television, 11,405 had radio, 9,953 had telephone, 9,949 had a washing machine, and 4,206 had 'a clothes dryer. Detailed information on housing for the state, cities, and counties is presented in,; Series HC (1) No. 16, Indiana, published by the Bureau of the Census and sold by the -Superintendent of -Documents Government Prjiiting. . . Office, Washington 25, D.G., and by field offices of the 'U. 'S.' Department of- Commerce ; for $1.25' per copy: Cass Officials Attend Meeting On County Roaids Seven Cass county officials went to Purdue university Thursday to attend the two-day area meeting on better county roads s]x>nsored by Purdue and the Indiana County Commissioners As sociation. Planning and Financing Coun fy Highway Bridge Programs wa. the subject for discussion Thurs day. The Cass, meeting was for White Miami. Carroll, Howard Benton, Clinton, Bbone,. Tippe canoe, Warren, Fountain, am Montgomery counties. Those attending from Cass wer Commissioners John Conn, Elme Thomas, and Allen Shafer, Coun cilmen Harry Plank and John McCloskey, Auditor. Raymonc Beckley, and Highway Superin lendent John Kraay. Stock Deal WILMINGTON, De. (UPI) - .his morning was Cities Service preferred, 200 shares of which sold at $102, up $2. The first blue chip reported- Standard Oil of California—was up 75 oents to $55.75 on a sale of 3,200 shares. Continuing reports on (he ticker seemed to bear out Wall Street jpinion that the market found a airly solid bottom at Tuesday's ows and that a slow but steady •ecovery is in the offing. Wall St. busied itself behind the ;cenes during Wednesday's Memorial Day holiday catching up the bookkeeping hangover rom the two most frenzied days I trading since the crash of '2. The wave of buy orders Tuesday that sent the New York Stock Ixchange rebounding to recover $13.5 billion of the $20.8 billion'pa- )er plunge on Monday was ex- >ected generally to continue at east at market opening today. Students of the market would not. commit themselves to declarations that the bottom had been reached and that the selloft was But there was optimism nonetheless. European Shares'Recover Spurring that along was the recovery 01 European exchanges, where shtres tumbled Tuesday in the aftermath of the closc-(o-the- record selloff of .3 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange Monday.' Euopcan exchanges., open Wednesday, followed Tuesday's late rebound in New York and shot upward. London,'Fank- furt, Zurich and Amsterdam all )osted climbing prices. The Dow-Jones industrial average for 30 industrial stocks stood at 603.96 as trading began today, up a spectacular 27.03 points from the Monday close because of Hie upward .'iurge of the market during the beclic trading of 14.5 million shares on Tuesday. The surge Tuesday — the second biggest trading day in New York Stock Exchange history — wiped out about 70 per cent of Monday's $20.8 billion in price losses. Palm an Asks Prolxj The frenetic gyrations of the market prompted Rep. Wright Palman, D-Tex., chairman of (he House-Senate Joint Economic Committee, Wednesday to order a move-up in a planned investigation of business investment. ifn ordering an immediate beginning of tlie probe planned for fall, Patman said in Washington there was no evidence of the beginning of a recession cycle. However, he said, studies pre- E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co wday announced it would dives itself of. its General Motors stock by distributing one-half share of GIM for each share of Du Pont. The distribution will be made July 9 to stockholders of record June 8. ' • , The plan, announced by the Du IPont board of directors; complies with a federal court order providing .distribution, must begin, no later than July 30 and be completed by Felx 28, 1965. Du Pohf holds 6? million shares of-General Motors-stock. • ' - pared for the committee "strongly suggest' that, changes in the rate r.f business inventory accumulation or liquidation can trig- er recessions." Thousands of brokerage house cmployjs were called in to work on Wednesday's holiday to clean up the vast amount of paperwork that piled up in the multi-million- share trading Monday and Tuesday. The long hours Wednesday were a repetition of those on Tuesday when the high speed ticker .tape reporting transactions •was 2 hours, 23 minutes behind at the market's close. ARTHUR GOLDBERG REPORTS:' 'Economy Improving .WASHINGTON (UPI) - Labor Secretary Arthur Ji Goldberg said today employment figures for this month" indicate ."a continued improvement in the economy." Goldberg made the statement in announcing that employment climbed and joblessness dropped during the month. He announced .that total employment rose by 1.4 million to 68.2 million in May—about a half million more than expected. The total was,, a record high for the. month.,-;"up one million from the previous high in May, 1960, and more than 1,5 million above May, 1901. Unemployment fell fay 230,000 from April to 3.7 million, continuing 'the steady six-month, decline, he said. The seasonably adjusted jobless rate fell from 5.5. per cent in April to 5.4 per cent this month, down 1.6 per cent from the 7 per cent unemployment rate a year ago. Deputy Assistant Secretary Sey- four L. Wolfbein said "The significant thing in this report is that the decision makers in busi- ness and industry are adding people to their employment rolls." He called tiiis encouraging. But Wolfbein told reporters he was hesitant to draw any connection between the improving employment situation and the recent fluctuations in the slock market. "That's always a risky comparison," he said. Goldberg -said in a statement that non-agricultural employment increased to 68.8 million, tlie highest level on record. The previous high was last August.

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