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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 7, 1962
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBMKY ***•*• Begin Repair Of Cass Roads * *. * * * WE SPONSOR ONLY THE W 0 R T H W H I L E LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844—. Leased United Press International News, Photo Wlrea THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1962. Vor All Newspaper Department* Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents RETIRED TEACHER Annual Summer Project The annual summer resurfacing of paved roads in Cass county was started Thursday by the county highway department and the Jones Construction company. The River road is the first on the sealing program. The workmen started at the Eighteenth. Street grain elevator and worked east to Cass station. THE JONES Construction company is providing the asphalt and spreading it. The highway department is providing the material and labor, spreading a thin layer of gravel on the asphalt. The new surface is three-fourths of an inch thick. The county highway department will continue this resurfacing program throughout the summer months in various parts of the county, it was reported. A BACKHOE delivered to the department last month is being used for ditch work. It was in operation along the Cass Station road Thursday afternoon. Girl Found After Long, Anxious Search WABASH, Ind. OUPI) — Three- year-old Barbara Lehman of Wabash was found after a long, anxious search today along the Wabash River. Barbara's father, Victor Lehman, reported her missing from their home about 8 p.m. She was seen on a platform near the river about 10 p.m. and Wabash sheriff's deputies, state police, Wabash police and about 100 volunteers began a search, fearing she may have drowned. But about 2:30 a.m. this morning, Barbara was found sleeping peacefully in a box at her home. GOP Aide Tired' WASHINGTON (UPI)- A Republican aide in the House investigation of the Billie Sol Estes case has been fired for leaking confidential information to newspapermen, it was learned today. A committee source told United Press International the dismissal notice was given to Robert Manuel, Republican minority counsel to the subcommittee. The group is headed by Rep. L.-H. Fountain, DJN.C. ' , Manuel told UPI he gave the New York Herald Tribune an Agriculture Department investigation report on Estes that was stamped confidential. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Generally fair and pleasant this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Iiow tonight 49 to 55. High Friday mostly in the 70s. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy with little temperature change through iFriday with scattered afternoon and night thundershowers southwest. Low tonight in the 50s central to low 60s south. High Friday 74 to 78 central, 80 to 87 south. Sunset today 8:11 p.m. Sunrise Friday 5:18 a.m. Outlook for Saturday: Fair and a little warmer. Lows 55'. to 65. Highs in the 80s. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY lla.m 68 Noon 70 Ip.m 71 2p.m 72 3 p.m 81 4 p.m 84 5 p.m 84 6 p.m .80 7 p.m. ......78 8 p.m 74 '9 p.m 72 10 p.m 69 Up.m Mid... 1a.m. 2a.m.. .. 3 a.m 4 a.m... . 5 a.m 6 a.m 64 .62 .62 .61 60 60 7n.m ....... 61 8 a.m ....... 63 9a.m ....... 69 10a.m ....... 71 lla.m ....... 73 Noon.. ...... 74 lp.m ....... 74 2p.m ..... ..75 Barometer at 2 p.m., 29.88, steady River Stage River at 7 a.m., 4.84 Free, as of 7 a.m., .40 68 67 Horrible Decision For Dad WHITE ROCK, S.D. (UPI) — (Farmer Norman Doll had only seconds to decide. Doll, father of 10, was planting a field at his northeastern South Dakota farm near here Wednesday. His son and a neighbor girl were seated on the bank of a creek, dangling their feet in the stream. He heard cries and glanced over toward the creek. The bank had given way, dropping the two children into the water. In the stream, swollen to a 7- foot depth by heavy rains, Doll saw his. son, Dennis, 11, and a neighbor girl, Judy Lehman, 14, struggling, for. .their lives. Doll never hesitated. He raced to the stream, dived into the water and swam to the girl. The farmer towed her to safety. Then Doll returned to the stream for his son. But the swift- moving water had closed over the •boy's head and swept his body down stream. Dennis drowned. BROTHER TED IN HOT CONVENTION BATTLE TODAY SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPI)— Ted Kennedy's political opponents charged that the Kennedy administration has turned on the heat here to help him win the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator. The Democratic state convention opens today with Kennedy seeking the nomination against Edward J. McCormack Jr., nephew of House Speaker John W. McCormack. Both arc backed by powerful Massachusetts machines, both are young and aggressive and both have the asset of being Irish Catholics. But the fight is getting rough and Irish eyes aren't smiling here today. McCormack has been charging for a week that the Kennedy administration, while outwardly keeping hands off, actually has been going all out for Ted. But not until the eve of the convention did he get specific. Resigns Federal Post He said William C. Hartigan had resigned as assistant U.S. postmaster general to come here to campaign for Kennedy and that three delegates from North Adams have been promised the job of local postmaster. McCormack said he had documentary evidence of Kennedy administration pressure on the delegates and that some of it would jeopardize President. Kennedy's chances for reelection.- But when he was asked to produce it, he declined. "I don't want to win the election for United States senator and lose the presidency for the Democratic party in 19S4 or have my documents used as campaign material in 1964," he said. It is difficult for an-outsider to understand why tempers are running so high because the winner in this convention will not necessarily be the Democratic nominee for U.S. senator. The loser can enter the primary in the fall and doubtless will. Production On Schedule 'MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. •(UPI) — For Mrs. Gloria Clark, 21, Utica, Mich., it could have •been^last year. She was patient No. 5,359 at St. Joseph Hospital here Wednesday the same number she had June 6, 1961. At exactly 4:47 a.m. she gave birth to a son, the same time she gave birth.to a son last year. Her husband, John, 22, is employed by the Fisher Body .Division o'f General Motors Corp. His job is to keep production on schedule. Kennedy Blasted By ©OP WASHINGTON (UPI)-Cdngres- sional Republicans today accused 'resident Kennedy's adminislra- ion of "bankruptcy of leadership" in foreign affairs • and of destroying confidence at home. In foreign policy, they said 'the overriding national goal must be victory over commu- SCHOOL'S OUT . .. TIME FOR FISHING U. S. GRAND JURY Check Probstein Link With Union INDIANAPOHS -(UPI) - The mystery surrounding the disappearance seven years ago of Indianapolis attorney David iProbsteih was only partially cleared up by his dramatic reappearance Wednesday before a federal grand jury in Washington.- Federal officials who produced Probstein before the grand jury investigating Teamster Union activities refused to say where they found him; or why he .ygnishgd .on a business trip to St. Lo'uis after telling his wife and another attorney that his life was in danger. Profostein's connection with the Teamsters Union began in 1954 when the late Gene San Soucie, then president of Indianapolis Teamsters Local 135, helped him obtain an $8,000 loan from Teamsters President James R. Hoffa, The money was used to establish a cab company which Probstein later sold. Only part of the loan was repaid. San Soucie told newsmen in 1958, after the loan was revealed in testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee, "I tried to help Probstein oat and break up the non-union cab racket here. If I could get my hands on the little —- now, I'd chain him to my desk until he- paid me back." Before the cab company • was sold, Gus Zapas, an ex-convict who had become a Teamster busir ness agent, replaced Probstein as president. He denied in testimony before the Senate committee that he had threatened to kill Probstein if the attorney did not give up the position. Zapas also told the committee that he knew Probsein was alive but did not know where he was. The committee and various law enforcement groups also - questioned several other Teamster officials regarding, Probstein's disappearance. Before leaving on the. business trip on which he disappeared, Probstein told his wife and Joseph G. Wood Sr. that he was going "on a dangerous mission" and that his life was in danger. He made the statement while asking Wood to go easy in a foreclosure proceeding which Wood had instituted for the firm which held the mortgage on. the attorney's home here. Wood and the then Mrs. Prob- stein asked the attorney who had threatened him but he refused to mention any names. Probstein disappeared June 6, 1955, after telephoning his- wife from St. Louis to -tell her he was "driving east" with two men he did not identify. Probstein's wife, who divorced him in 1958 and who is now Mrs. Milton- Ettinger of Indianapolis, always believed he was dead and said Wednesday she* was surprised to learn that he was still alive. She declined to comment oh her reaction but said she never heard any rumors that her exr-husband might be .alive. , However; the reappearance was no surprise to Wood, now a.pro- •bate judge here. Wood said, "I : never did think he was dead. I 'think he was just'in over his head financially, got scar e d and skipped." Wood said that after Probstein disappeared it was disclosed that he was deeply in debt and had been, unable to 1 account- for funds which clients had entrusted to him. A $2,500 fraud charge filed against Probstein by a local'busi- nessman-shortly after he vanished is still pending. ,', . .--.-•.. Calls County Council Again The Cass county council is being called into special session for the second time in two months by County Auditor Raymond Beckley to consider additional appropria tibn requests. The meeting at 8:30 a.m. June 25 will be to act upon requests totaling $16,640.38. The counci approved other requests for extra appropriations and transfers to taling $22,171 on May 10, but a representative of the state tax board slashed this figure to 361.02 on May 24., ;'•" THE NEW BEQUESTS include $7,955.14 for repair of the Beck bridge, .16,552 for construction ;0 the Benner bridge, $500 for roac signs, $193 for fox bounties, $50C for repair of the courthouse $130.24 for a tax refund. $500 for extra help in the county agent's office, $260 for furniture in tha office, and $50 for county attend ance officer's salary^ The bridge items are to come from tile cumulative bridge fund Grace Abandons Plans for Film 'MONTE CARLO (UPI) — Mo naeo's Princess Grace (Kelly) an nounced today she has abandonee plans for an early return to'Hoi lywood. and indicated 'she ma; never 'make- another movie. On the domestic front, they proposed an overhaul ,of the federal tax system, a balanced budget and a halt in the rise in federal spending, tax relief to encourage he use of private health insurance' and • "selective federal assistance' 1 for education. The seven - page GOP policy statement, a campaign platform 'or the 1962 congressional elec- .ions, was drafted by a 12-mem- )er committee and approved today by caucuses of all Republicans in the House and Senate. It ' included this harsh indictment of administration foreign aolicy: "Despite this nation's position aS' the most powerful on earth, the bankruptcy of its leadership was shown at critical titiies in the past year. It was shown in Berlin and Cuba. It was shown in the hesitancy to resume nuclear testing when our national security demanded it. It was shown in the bluster followed by whimpering in respect to Laos... "Within the last 18 montiis a Communist military base has 'been established 90 miles from the coast of Florida. The tragic timidity of those who withheld needed support from the Cuban patriots dispatched to free their country permitted the Communists to achieve heir greatest triumph in a decade. We shouk never again tolerate such a failure." The GOP statement said the main issue in the 1962 elections, is: "Which party acts more ef fectively to prepare and enlarge human freedom?" W It said the Kennedy administration showed little understanding of or concern for American institutions which protect freedom at home. And, it said, the administration has shown "neither the wit nor the will" to deal with international communism. The Republicans said only a free, competitive economy could achieve the goal of steady economic progress but that the ad- ministratin believed that government control was necessary. "The incompetence of the New Frontier in economic policy is manifest," they said. "It has destroyed • confidence. It has given ;the nation a multi-billion-dollar increase, in federal spending and is on 'the way to its third unbalanced budget. Odd-Shaped Letters Banned WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Post Office Department today notified the general' public that come next year it will have noth- ng to do with odd-shaped letters. The department said it was issuing a reminder since a previous announcement was carried primarily in trade papers. Under the regulation, mail less han 3 inches high or 4% inches ong will be banned starting Jan. 1, 1963. It must meet both the leight and length minimum standards. The department said it was also lanning pieces of mail "that are not of the normal rectangular shape." It gave as examples, post cards in the shape of autos and animals. The reason for the regulation s mechanization. The department )ouited out that its new automat- c canceling machines have a ;reat deal of trouble with letters hat aren't of a standard size. The department said in a statement that it did not think the pubic would be unduly inconvenienced. It said that manufacturers of baby announcements and similar cards—the most common type of mail to be affected—are already making them in such 'a way as to conform to the new stand, ards. ' Reapportionment Appeal Dropped; Stirs Comment INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-An appeal which would have required the Indiana Supreme Court to rule on reapportionment was droppec today by State Sen. Melville A Watson, D-Greenfield. The action set off a new rounc of conflict over the impact with some experts contending the re apportionment issue is dead am others claiming it means then can be no 1983 Legislature be cause the general assembly no longer exists. Three Escape MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (UPI)— Three prisoners believed ar with straight razors overpowerec a guard and escaped today from an Indiana State Prison hono farm 12 miles east of here. The three included Donald E Leslie, 41, serving 2-14 years fo forgery from Greencastle; John Edgell, 40, serving 20 years for i robbery and shooting at Indian apolis, and Harlan Griswold, serving 10 years for an Evans ville 'robbery. TRADING QUIET NEW YORK CUPI)—The' stock market began to move higher a noon today in very quiet trading Trading for the morning wai down almost 600,000 shares from Wednesday's pace to 1,030,000 The Standard & Poor index of 500 stocks had edged up to 58.49, u] 0.10. The Dow Jones industria average was at 604.20 up 0.29. Hit By Train At Flora FLORA—An 80-year-old retiree! school teacher was instantly killed at 8:10 Em. Thursday at a •ailroad crossing in flora when iis automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania Railroad work •ain. Killed in the accident was Arhur Kingorjv, of Cutler. Authorities stated that Kingery, enroute cast on Indiana 18, failed to stop a!; the railroad cross- ng in downliiwn Flora and was struck broadside by the work rain. His rehicle was carried about two blicks from the cross- ng. He fell out of the car and was draggcil underneath the train. KINGERY WAS alone at the time of the accident. The work tain, .with A. L. Peterson, of ru::-ul route 4, Logansport, as lh<! engineer, was en- route north •;> Clymers. He estimated the s;::eed of the train at 25 miles per hour. Other members of the train crew were S. E.' Taylor, Indiinnapolis, conductor; Harold Zinhiijastcr; T. L. Love, fireman and'W. R. Scott,, ftag- man, all of "iiogansport. .-' '•'", Two witnesses, Barbara Moore and Brendo; Wagoner, both of Bringhurst, were unable (o be located for questioning about tlie accident by Carroll county Sheriff's department officials. Both girls were .uiout fourteen years of age. THE 1955 KODEL car was a total loss, according to investigating officers. The accident was investigated by Carroll Sheriff John Roth, the Flora police department and State Troojxr Dale Douglass. This was thir first fatality at the crossing in wveral year's. Kingery vias bom in Carroll county on M trch 26,1882 and was the son of Phillip and Rachel (Kingery) Kingery. His marriage was to Ida M. Loman and she died Nov. 9, 1938. He had taight school in Cutler several yean and was a member of the Cutler Presbyterian church. SURVIVOIIS INCLUDE a son, Phillip Kinjji'ry; four grandchildren; two Blisters, Miss Delilah Kingery, awl Mrs. William Allen, both of Kevi'uina and two brothers, William, Hammond and Manford, Rochester. Funeral sen vices will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sn:'urday at the Letter funeral honvn in Flora with Rev. 0. P,. Mankiir officiating. Burial will be in Ball Hill cemetery. Friends mi\ f call at the funeral home after II p.m. Friday. Public Forum Animal 1 »ver speaks out for the Human i Society ... on the editorial pa 1.50. Top Seniors Of LHS Honored Diplomas were presented to 307 Logansport high school seniors and 15 scholarships awarded at graduation exercises in the' Berry Bowl Wednesday night., Principal J. Harold Mertz announced that Mary Jane Lebo, daughter of Mr...and.Mrs.. Francis Lebo, was valedictorian and John Gray, son' of 'Mr. and'.Mrs. John F, Gray, was salutatpnan. School Superintendent Carl A. Zimmerman presented .medals to the top two students and- awarded diplomas to the graduates^ Other students in the top ten- scholastically are Ann Lyori, Nancy Miller, David Steinhilber, Sue Hodge, Paul Beck, Carolyn -Hopper, Bob Justice and Sharon Brown. Scholarships totaling nearly $6,000 were presented to members of the graduating class by local organizations. Mertz introduced club representatives for announcement of the awards. The American Association of University Women's $50 boob award was presented by Marlene Kiesling- to Mary Jane Lebo. Linda Peterson was named recipient of the $50 Homemakers Demonstration club award presented by Mrs, E. R. Williams. Spencer Bower received a $100 grant from Post 3790, Veterans of Foreign Wars,, presented by Commander Bair. The $550 Barber and Beauticians scholarship was awarded to James Englebrecht by Joseph L. Smith, vice-president of the Indiana State Association. The 40 et 8 nursing scholarship presented by Leland Smith went to Peggy Wilhelm. It covers the entire cost of her training.' Mrs. Charles Viney awarded the $150 Cass county' Medical Aux- iliary award to Pamela Jones. The Cass County Cancer Detection Clinic award of $500 was presented by. Betty Wickersham to Mary Dexter. Deborah Peters was named recipient of the $400 award from the Logansport Teachers Association. The grant was presented by .association president Rex Hunter, The Kiwanis club $300 grant was presented by club president Harold Bodinson to John Dawson. Jack Gray received the $500 Rotary club grant,, presented by club president William Steinhilber. ,;Mrs. Jane Goris presented the local Tri Kappa Sorority scholarship to Vicki Walker and the state grant to Sue Hodge. Each is valued at $300. '-' Ann Lyon won the $300 award from Local 3261, United Steelworkers. It ^was presented by James Williams.. Katy Hilbert was named recipient of the $400 Lorena Walling scholarship award. It was presented by Pat Carson for the executor. The $1,600 Elks scholarship was given to Paul Bauer. Awarded by local Exalted Ruler William Berkshire, the scholarship provides $400 a year for four years. Charles Feidler received the Don McCarnes Athletic Medal, presented by Gayle Barber. The John Price .Memorial Athletic trophy was awarded to Wesley Parmeter. It "was presented by last year's recipient, Michael Newton. Names of winners of state scholarships, previously announced, were read . again at commencement. Those students included: Paul Bauer, Bruce Dougherty, Paul Beck, Jack Gray, Stan. Blackman, Carolyn Hasiiutt, Ann Lyon, Susan Hodge, Jim Jiiilars, Sharon Brown, David Steinl.i liber, Tom Watts, Spencer Bow, Janice Klumpp, Pam Jones, Mary Jane Lebo, John Dawson, Mike Crippen, Vicki Walker, Cairiilyn Hopper, Nancy Miller, Celcs-le Torbert, Connie Wyrick, Can:;e Jo Gifford, Paul Hipsher.' Also name: was Bob Justice, who has been granted admission to Harvard. Student addresses were: "Prefix" by Robert Justice; "Two Different W;:dds" by Pamela Jones; and "Is It Time to Change Channels?" lip Jack Gray. Several selections were played by the high scool band. Invocation was give i by Karen Kiesling and benediction was offered by Darlcne Wiilltr. Civil Defense police directed traffic aroumii Berry Bowl before and after thuij program.

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