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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 4, 1962
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Set County ._ ' JDGAHSPORI PUBLIC LIBRARY Road Standards * * WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTH WH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1962. For All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents CRASH MYSTIFIES Rules Set By Board An qrdinanee setting minimum requirements for streets and roads in Cass county was passed by the Cass county commissioners.: at" their regular monthly meeting Monday in the auditor's office. In order to be .accepted into the highway system .of Cass county,' • '• all public streets and highways must have a right-of-way of at least 50 feel, of which not Jess than 20 feet must be improved surfaice. Three feet on each side of the improved surface must be surfaced with three inches of compacted stone or crushed gravel. THE ENTIRE base of the improved surface must be constructed of at least, eight inches of compacted aggregate, either gravel or crushed stone, with at least two' inches of bituminous : material plus one inch of bituminous surface material. All trees, brush, shrubs, roots and top soil must be removed from the right of way of all i streets and roadways before any i base or surfacing materials are placed. The grade must permit drainage to side ditches or gutters, and they shall be of sufficient width >wi«*r and depth to carry storm wafer and be connected to an establish', ' ed drain or ditch. Side ditches •., which are subject to severe wash- i " ing must be protected by rip-rap or stone. ALL STREETS and roads must • be named and the signs with the i names on must be installed by the developer or owner. The developer or owner also will-be required to post a performance bond and to guarantee the maintenance and repair of all such streets and roads for a period of not'less than three years. The commissioners said they will take bids on groceries, milk • and bread for the county home on July 2. ; The board waived $19,880 in federal aid for secondary roads and asked that it be transferred to Huntington county, Now You Know Excavations have uncovered evidence that civilization in India's Indus Valley goes back at 'least 5,000 years/ The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly sunny and warmer today with widely scattered afternoon or evening thundershowers likely. Fair tonight. Tuesday partly sunny and rather warm an4 humid. Low tonight 60 to 66. High Tuesday in the 80s. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy. High today 82 to 88. Low tonight in the 60s. High Tuesday 82 to 88. Sunset today 8:09 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 5:18 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Lows in the 60s. Highs in low 80s north to low 90s south. SUNDAY 2p.m 75 3 p.m.. 79 4p.m 80 5p.m 80 I! p.m. 78 7 p.m 77 8p.m 74 9p.m 71 10 p.m 70 11 p.m...'....70 Mid.,.; 69 Hi Year Ago . lx» Year Ago . MONDAY la.m l>8 2a.m 67 Sa.ra 6« 4a.m.. 65 5a.m 65 fia.m 65 7 a.m.......67 8 a.m.......70 9a.m 74 10 a.m 7!) lla.m 8(1 Noon 82 lp.m 83 2p.m 84 , 82 48 Barometer Kara, at 2 p.m., 29.82, steady River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.64 Crash Ends Chase in City AMOOMPH A 21^year-old Logansport man was charged with three traffic violations Sunday, evening after his car, pursued by stale police at speeds in excess of 100' miles per hour went out of control and crashed into a stone wall, at 1630 High'"Street. '•':" Holland Floyd Baird, of 717 . W, Market SI., will'face charges of operating a motor vehicle while his: license 'was suspended, reckless driving, and speeding, when he appears in'city court Friday. HIS DRIVER'S license had been suspended in August of 1960 for driving under the 1 influence and had never been reinstated.. State Trooper Glenn Hosier, who arrested Baird after the 1 crash, said he had been drag racing on county road 350 E with William Strahlem, 21,'of 1121 ;E. Market St., and was fleeing west on High Street in an attempt to avoid arrest. Hosier, who said the Baird car traveled in excess of 100 .miles per hour at times, stated Baird reduced his speed to approximately 70 mpli when he attempted to make a right turn north on Seventeenth Street. It was at this point Baird lost .control of his car, grazed a guy wire, tree and utility pole before crashing into the stone wall al .the northwest corner of the intersection. TOE WALL WAS in front of the James Hettinger residence. Hettinger said his children had been playing five minutes earlier at the point of the crash. The state trooper said Baird attempted to leave the scene on foot but was held by Hettinger who was in the yard at -the time of the accident. Strahlem remained on 350 E, where he was racing, until Hosier returned to charge him with reckless driving, Baird was treated at Memorial hospital for a bruised right wrist and released. Damage to the stone fence was considerable and damage to the car was estimated at $^00 by Hosier. SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT The Logansport school board will hold its'regular monthly, meeting at 7:30 ,p;m. Monday.'in the administration building, Items on the agenda include a consideration of claims and consideration of a petition as)cing a pay increase for custodians and matrons. School Superintendent Carl A. Zimmerman will present the board with partial results of -a survey of kindergartens in'the state.as they compare with operations here. • Poor Relief Study INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-A legislative committee investigating poor relief in Indiana has been urged lo take the responsibility away from township trustees and give it lo county welfare departments. 727 Americans Killed In Paris LAST LUNCHEON—Five ministers who are leaving Cass cauniy, two for retirement and three to take other, assignments, were . honored Monday noon by the Cass County Ministerial Association at the Gourmet dining room. They are, left to right, the Rev. Raymond Echnls, Broadway Methodist church; the Rev. Harry Hashberger, Market Street Methodist church; Glenn Campion, standing, Galveston Methodist church; Dr. 15. F. Smith, Broadway 1 EUB church; Dr. M. .L. Robinson, Baptist Temple. (Staff Photo) Act on JFK's New Trade Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House Ways and Means Committee today formally approved President Kennedy's request for broad new authority to cut or eliminate import duties in return for .similar trade concessions aboard. The five-year trade bill, approved by voice vote at a closed- door session, would give the President essentially, .what he asked in the way of authority to compete with Europe's new Common Market. The committee acted after weeks of hearings and long drafting sessions. The bill contains the unprecedented authority ennedy requested: -To knock down U.S. tariff walls against foreign products in exchange for similar concessions that would; give U.S. farm and industrial products better access to foreign markets, particularly Europe's .new .Common Market. —To provide 52 weeks of cash subsidies ranging up to $61 a week to workers who lose their jobs because of imports of cheaper foreign products and to grant tax concessions and other financial aid to firms .injured by competing imports. Before approving the bill, the committee turned down—also by voice vote—a Republican substitute measure. The'bill will'be .called up in the House the week of June 18 under a rule barring all but one effort to amend it. GOP sources declined to say what change-they will propose, i LHS PROGRAM Students Told to 'Pursue Horizon' Dr. M. L. Robinson, retiring minister of the Baptist Temple, urged Logansport. high school graduates Sunday to "pursue the horizon". l)r. Robinson spoke at baccalaureate services in the Berry Bowl attended by 2,000 students,; parents and friends. 'One of the saddest things I know", Dr. Hobinson said, "is that in every community there are those who say 'It is futile;; you .can never . . .'." In pursuing the horizon, -he 'said;, "there is ; something in the spirit of man that will not permit him to be satisfied with things as they are;;' there is something in : a-gpod man ever calling him to., the, highest possible; accomplishment';!' DR. 'ROBINSON likened life to! a jigsaw puzzle that must be put; together piece by piece by the in- ; dividual. He cautioned, though,; that there would be no "magic moment" when, one would be grown up and know all the an-; swers. "I am suspicious of the .man; who thinks he has all the an- : swers. Life is too big for one 1 man to comprehend and «6 man knows it all. . • '. "When-a'person is faced-with a decision, it is impossible for him to fill in all the uncertainties. .He cannot-be,sure that he has all the facts; He must 'guess' based, on'his, education, common sense, experience and wisdom". "Bui,'.' Dr. Robinson added, 'education on the secular level s not enough. One must enter a ligher dimension of education if ie -would find ultimate answers .0 the great questions of life. This higher - dimension , is in the realm of religion. , "WHEN ONE becomes accomplished on this level, there comes :o him a spiritual discernment, serceptipn, an insight that ena- )leshim to see farther, to think clearer,: to be calmer, to work larder and to trust in God more mplieitly." Music for-the services was provided by'-the high school choir an'd orchestra; Other ministers larticipating - were Rev. William •I.; Neeriemer, Rev. Irving Phillips, Dr. B. • F. Smith and Rev. [toy Fisher.- • Commencement exercises for ;he 307 graduating- seiiiors' will aegin. at-8 p.m. Wednesday in the 3erfy Bowl. Floods and Tornadoes By United Press International Floodwaters churned through the Kansas wheat belt today in the wake of weekend thunderstorms which sent funnel, clouds maneuvering over Texas and Missouri. At least 25,000 acres of Kansas farmland - was inundated by the Little Arkansas, Solomon, Marmaton, Black Vermillion and Cottonwood rivers and along Chapman and Chisholm creeks. More flooding was expected as river crests moved downstream. The U.S. Weather Bureau reported .that several tornadoes .touched down in Missouri Sunday. One twister dipped down three times near Clarence, Mo., but did no damage. The Weather Bureau reported that funnel clouds were seen near Columbia, Mo. A tornado was seen in southeast Texas near Anahuac, but no dams'; age was reported. Hail the size of apricots fell along the Texas Gulf coast and there was rain throughout ;much of east Texas. Austin,. Tex., measured 1.56 inches ' of rain in six hours Sunday night. Trie rain was blamed for a two- car collision in northeast Texas, near Paris, in which five persons were killed and three were hurt Sundays - ;',' Nashville, Tenn., had nearly two inches of rain in, six' hours Sunday night. Omaha, .Neb., had 1.55 inches of rain.' Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, Iowa, each got an inch of rain Sunday. Memphis, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C.,' each had nearly an inch. McAllen, Tex., Lake Charles, Lai, and Belleville, HI., each reported more than an inch of rain early today. Kansas City, Mo., had nearly an inch of rain, washing out a scheduled game Sunday between the Athletics and the Boston 'Rec Sox. : Warmer weather was due today in the Midwest, where temperatures dipped below freezing in northern Michigan early. Sunday. Buffalo, N.Y., had a record low temperature for the date Sunday —38 degrees. Rescue workers were forced lo use. tractors to. plough through deep mud at the scene of a plane crash at Raddle, 111., Sunday in which three men died .Up lo 10 inches of ram fed the rising Kansas rivers. The Little Arkansas River was reported-two miles wide at some points. A crest on the 'Little Arkansas al Sedgwick, Kan., came wilhin .3 of a foot of equalling a record. Many Sedgwick homes were surrounded by water but the business district was protected by sandbags and the river was subsiding. SELLING AGAIN IN MARKET- SOME LOSSES NEW! YORK (UPIJ-A- cascade of selling fell upon 'a'.weary' Wall Street today sending ' popular market indicators'lower ,in active ;rading. ! The widespread selloff came as somewhat of a surprise to many analysts who had .predicted, .a period of quiet,irregularity : for'.a while, ' following the , bedlam .01 iast week.' ! . - : Electronics arid foods -showec the worst -losses.: IBM declinec about 10 followed by Texas In sliruments off.more'than 4 am Burroughs, Zenith, , RCA, Fair child and Motorola off 1 or more Among the foods, General Food shed close to lYx and at least a half-dozen other issues tumbled'a least 1. Jewel Tea, however, rose roughly 1 on- higher- sales. Chemicals were lower with Du Pont off more than 3, Eastman Kodak about 1 and Hercules Pow der about l ] /4. U.S. Steel and Wheeling shed 3 apiece in th steels 'while Ford tumbled bettej than 1 in the autos. Trading, although behind Fri day's extremely heavy pace pushed the high - speed ticker nearly five minutes behind floor transactions. -The tape finally caught up at 11:12 aim. Oils moved lower on the an nouncemenl that union negolia tors will seek a 6.5 per cenl in crease in pay for oil workers. The noon Dow Jones stock aver ages were: Industrials 602.10, of 8.95; rails 127.43, off 1.47; utilities 118.95, off 1.01; Fait to Fire N-BombTesf HONOLULU (UPI)-The United States failed in its attempt to aunch the .first of a series al rocket-borne nuclear bombs al Johnston Island in the Pacific according to an official announcement today. Joint Task'Force 8 said that a Ph'or booster was- launched a' 11:47' p.m. .Sunday* but within minutes after the launching, th nissile was destro'yed'by.the task 'orce: safety^ officer because'of a malfunction of the 'tracking sys ;em. ; , "The Thor booster -was de stroyed without a nuclear detona ion and the debris fell into the open .sea well, within the limits sreviously. designated.' There was 10 -.damage' to the installations 'o njury' to personnel,"- the an nouncefnent said. . » There : was no- indication whei the'next attempt would be made "I - was armouricel earlier tha ;her.e- would be at least 10.day jelween tests, but it was not certain whether the 10-day period would apply in the "event of a 'ailure. • • • ' ' Everything released for publica lion.-in- regard to the failure ap )arenlly: wos. cleared with the White House before the'announce ment ;was made. All channels were cleared to .the .nation's capi al, and word came back to the task force headquarters iri~Hawaii where the announcement was made. , (Stories, Pictures on Page 2) United Press International PARIS (UPI)'- French offi- :ia!s were mystified today as to vhat caused a Boeing 707 jetliner hurtle off the , end of a run- vay on takeoff carrying 130 per- ons to Iheir deaths, 121 of them Vmericans returning from a Eu- opean holiday. Close watch was kept over two tewardesses, the only survivors, n hopes they could provide a clue o the worst disaster involving a ingle airplane in aviation his- ory. Flying weather was perfect. The' pilot was expert. The plane lad been checked and rechecked. Officials said sabotage could not ie. entirely ruled out but was be- ng discounted until the wreckage lad been thoroughly examined. Mayor Ivan Allen of Atlanta, a., home of most of the victims, and a U. S. Civil Aeronautics 3oard (CAB) investigator were 'lying' in to give what help they could. Atlanta, which lost many of its most prominent citizens, was in a state of deep mourning. Roars Down Runway The Air France jetliner,, half as long as a football field, roared down the runway at Orly Field Sunday with Commander Roland Hoche, a man of 13 years flying experience, at the controls. The four jet engines poured out power but it never became airborne. Some witnesses said t li e wheels got a few feet in the air. Others said the plane seemec glued to the ground. Pierre Loiseau, an Orly contro' tower radioman, said he saw puffs of blue smoke under t h e wheels about 800 yards from the end of the runway, indicating the pilot was braking hard. Other witnesses believed the pi lot also used his engines to try to stop. "But the aircraft continued,' Loiseau said. "At no time did i seem to leave the ground. A few yards from the end of the run way it went from .one wheel b the other as if the pilot were try ing to get off the runway. "At the end of the runway i cut a swath through the post carrying landing lights. .Then i stopped its mad careen after an other 200 yards when it was near the houses in the Rue la Marline of Villc'neuvc le Rbi." One Of Worst What Loiseau described was one of aviation's greatest, traged ies. The only one in which there was- greater loss of life involvet the..collision of two airliners over New York City in which 134 were killed Dec. 16, 1960. The big- Air France jet, char tered to.take the Georgians home from a "carefree and unforgetta le" vacation, careened across a are field, where one wing dug a rench in the soft earth, and shat- ered a fonce separating Orly 'ield from Ihe adjacent village of 'illeneuve la Roi. The four-iitory-high tail section napped off and hurtled into a lump of decs. Two stewardess- s, Francoisc Aulhie and Jac- iieline Gilkt, were thrown clear. L steward. Marcel L u g o n , :lso was (if.ken from the wreck- :ge alive but he died 10 hours aler. All three had been in the ail section. The othei: 122 passengers and 7 irewmen died immediately either rom the J:npact or the searing lames fed by 17,000 gallons of et fuel that engulfed the rest of he $6 million craft. Crash Stuns Expert French aviation experts seeking an immedicte cause of the crash said in disbelief, "It could not lave happened." The flam-iis were so hot that it Look two h-iiui's for firemen to cool Ihe wreckilg down enough to bring out the bodies. The .victims were laid under cherry and;apple trees in a nearby orchard and then taken to morgues iii a continuous stream of ambulances. The Georgians were returning home from a lour sponsored by the Atlantfi, Art Associalion. They arrived in Paris May 10 and broke up .into smaller groups to see England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, HoHand and France. They reassembled in Paris Sun- day'and'luippily compared notes, unaware o;:' the fate in store for them. Include Many Couples There wiire at least 30 married couples alioard the plan . Most were in Uiijir 50s or older but immediate nurvivors included at least 31 children. One family of six was wiped out — Frederick W. Bull Jr., his wife, their two daughters, Bull's mother and his uncle. As great as the disaster was, it might have been worse, A few degrees di'fferenc in the direction of ifs detth plunge would have carried Uni plane into the cottages of Villenetve le Roi residents. The crash happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. The worst previous disaster involving a single plane was the crash of a U. S. Globe- master mm" Tokyo on Jun 18, 1953, in wliich 129 were killed. Of the i:!2 passengers, all were Americans except Paul Doisan, Air France's representative in Atlanta. The U. ::!. Embassy held off an. arrangements for shipping the bodies back home until the arrival of Maynr Allen and other representatives from Atlanta. PLANE DISASTER — Scene shows how close wreckage of Air France Boeing 707, which crashed at ViUeneuve Le Roi France, Sunday, came to'the homes in the village. The wall of this building was damaged and most of the roof shingles were blown off Iji;f the terrific heat as the plane burned. Miraccilously, no one iii the village—just beyond Orly Field's runway—was injured. (UPI Unifax.) ! LOGANSPOEf

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