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^ y->, ^ 7 • • Agree Un Coalition K1BUC 7 f- T" ulelnLaos WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1962. iTor All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents U.S. TRAFFIC DEATHS RISE Leaders ToSign Accord KH-AING ICHAY, Laos (UPO Neutralist Prince Souvanna Phou- ma today announced thai agree ment has been reached 'by the rival Laotian prices on formation of a coalition government for Laos. Souvanna said the new government would officially come into being with the signing of a formal agreement here Tuesday by him self, pro-Communist Prince Sou- phanouvong and right-wing Prince Boun Oum. The three rival princes resumed peace talks in this rebel - held stronghold in Laos last week. "ft gives me great pleasure to announce that a government of rational coalition is formed," Souvanna told newsmen following a day long .session with Souphan- ouvong and Boun Oum. "We are writing an accord," he said. "This record will, be examined tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and will be signed tomorrow." The accord, it is hoped, will end almost two yeSirs of civil war in which'the pro-Communist and neutralist Laotian forces seized almost two-thirds of Laos. The recent advance of the Laotian rebel forces toward I he border with Thailand brought U.S. Marines and troops into that Southeast Asian kingdom to help defend il against the threat of communism. Tile agreement gives seven government posts to Souvanna's neu. tralists, four to Souphanouvong's Pa'thet Lao, four to Bonn Oum's right-wing faction and four to "neutralists" who .have supported Boun Oum. Souvanna will be premier. Phoumi and Souphanouvong will be vice premiers. 'Plioumi also will serve as minister of finance while Souphanou- vong will be minister of economic planning. Both the right-wing and pro Communist -factions will get one other ministry and two secretary of state posts. The Boun Oum "neutralists" will gel three ministries and one secretaryship. Souvanna's followers will iiold four ministries and two secretary of state posts. The Weather Forecast By United Press International Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy and turning cooler wilh scattered thundershowers likely this afternoon or evening. Partly cloudy and cooler tonight Tuesday fair and cooler. Low tonight 54 to 60. High Tuesday 65 lo 72. Central & South Indiana Considerable cloudiness and mild Ihis afternoon and lonight with scattered thundershowers. Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler. Low lonighl 58 to 66. 'High Tuesday 74 to 80. Sunset today 8:13 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 5:16 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Fair and cool. Lows in Ihe 50s. Highs 75 to 80. SUNDAY 2p.m 80 3p.ni 81 4 p.m.. 5 p.m.. 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.. 8 p.m.. !) p.m.. 10 p.m.. 11 p.m.. Miel.... ..82 ..85 ..86 ..81 ..78 ..75 ..72 ..71 MONDAY J a.m 70 2 a.m 69 3 a.m 68 4 a.m.....--68 5 a.m 68 6 a.m 68 7 a.m 70 8 a.m 72 9 a.m 75 10a.m 77 11 a.m 81 Noon....;...80 Ip.m 8B 2p.m.... ...8H 91 Hi Year Ago Lo Year Ago , Barometer Baro. at 2 p.m., 29.75, falling River at 7 a.m., 4.56 Free, as of 7 a.m., .40 JFK Bids For Business Cooperation NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UPI) — President Kennedy today extended to his critics in the American business world a new concord of cooperation Jest the national economy be shoved into "a bog of sterile acrimony." He proposed, in a commencement address at Yale University, thai government, business and the public cease their hostile dialogue of contentious cliches "left over from the middle thirties" and work in concert "to meet the aulhenlic problems of our time." Clearly mindful of anli-adminis- Iralion attitudes in the business community stemming from h is handling of the short-lived sleel price increase, Kennedy said he would not "give way to general hostility to business merely because there has been a single lemporary disagreemenl with an industry." Bui he also added, "nor will the future belong to those who ignore the realities of o u r economic life in a neurotic search for unending reassurance." Receives Honorary Degree The President spoke after receiving an honorary degree from Yale. He flew here this morning from New York where he visited his ailing father, Joseph 'P. Kennedy, late Sunday at the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After a university lunch honoring the President and 14 other honorary degree recipients, Kennedy planned to fly back to •Washington in the mid-afternoon. The President's prepared speech was his most extensive and philosophic discussion of government-business relations since the steel case and the recent downward plunge of the New York stock market. He referred to the stock market today, saying it was false to blame "any and all unfavorable turns of the speculative wheel" on lack of confidence in the national administration. "The solid ground of mutual confidence is the necessary partnership of government with a 11 the .sectors of our society in the steady quest for economic progress," he said. "Corporate plans are not based on a political confidence in parly leaders, but nn an economic confidence in Ihe nation's ability to invest and produce and consume." Attacks Tliree "Myths" The underlying thesis of the President's address was that national dialogue concerning the economy has become "clogged by illusion and platitude and fails to reflect the true realities of contemporary American society." "We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort .of thought," he said. He felt the time had come to attack myths of three great areas of domestic concern in order that illusion not prevent effective action : NEW ACTIVITIES BUILDING-Tbis aerial photo by Staff Photographer George Hagene shows thai the base of the roof already i.s on the new two-story activities building at the Logansport stale hospital. The building is scheduled For completion in August. Behind the new building are ward buildings and at. the upper left is the administration building. (Photo courtesy Williamson Flying Service.) BELOW NORMAL Showers, Cooler For Hoosierlcmd By United Pi-ess International A -break in a long siege of summer weather was expected tonight in Indiana. Showers and thunderstorms and an overcast kept the mercury at cooler levels today and set the stage for cooler trends tonight, with the lower temperatures due to tarry at leasl through Wednes- Size of Government: The mylh, as 'he saw it, was that "government is big and bad — and steadily getting bigger and worse." He countered this illusion by saying that for the past 15 years the federal government, federal debt and federal bureaucracy had grown less rapidly than-Ihe economy as a whole. He ' conceded, however, that federal spending had increased steadily since the Hoover adminislration, added it may continue." He Ihought complexities of modern government required appraisal of specific programs rather than generalized criticism. "' ' Federal Debt And Public Fiscal Policy: Here the myth, according lo Kennedy, was that federal deficits create inflation and budget surpluses prevent it, In the first place, he thoughl il was a mistake lo measure federal fiscal integrity by an administrative budget which "cannot tell a loan from a straight expenditure, and worst of all, it cannot distinguish between operating expenditures and long-term investments." i List Area Ministerial Assignments Ministerial changes in several Logan-land churches were announced Sunday at the closing session of the lllth annual Northwest Indiana conference of the Methodist church at Lafayette. The new assignments are: Edith Brunei-, Star City—Thorn- lope from Francesville; Lynn rarth, Delphi from South Bend Stull; Joseph Crocker, Idaville— Burnettsville from 'Remington; Lloyd Menerey, Dayton from Medaryville; Hubert Searcy, Wolcott from Vaedersburg; Edward Vaught, Terre Haute Trinity from Wolcott; Roy Laudermilk, Francesville—Independence from New Bedford, Mass.; and Robert Wil burn, Indiana State Soldiers' home chaplain, from Delphi. Lloyd Menery, Medaryville, and Edward Vaught, Wolcott, were among those who were ordained elder, higher of the two ministerial - orders. Donald Hembree, Bringhurst, was ordained a deacon. Membership of the conference's 285 churches now stands at 97',928. Bulletins BUENOS AIRES (UPI)-A (rain crashed into a school bus today and .federal pou'ce sources reported at killed. least 25 children were NEW HAVEN, Conn. <UP1)- President Kennedy arranged a late afternoon meeting in Washington today with U.S. Steel President Roger Blough and members of a special task force, of business leaders studying the gold outflow and balance of payments situation. daj r and possibly a little longer. The five-day outlook called for temperatures averaging slightly below normal this week, with cooler readings earlier in the week and a slow warming trend by the weekend. , Temperatures ranged from 80 at South Bend lo 84 at Evansville at high points Sunday and dropped lo the upper 60s overnight. Highs today will range, in Ihe 80s all around t!ie .stale, followed by lows ranging from 54 lo 66 tonight and highs from near 70 to near 80 Tuesday. The outlook for Wednesday was "fair and' cool." The five-day outlook said temperatures wilt average near or slightly below normal central and south and about 3 degrees below normal north. Precipitation will average one-fourth lo one-half inch, with the present precipitation ending by lonight .and staying absent until Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Precipitation during: the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today included Evansville .28, South Bend 1.2, Indianapolis a trace, Louis- .ville .69, Chicago .15. Small Losses in Slow Trading on N. Y.Exchange NEW YORiK CUP-I)— Stocks gradually declined in extremely slow morning trading today, but losses-in.most instances were in. •the fractional, category. Leading steels were mixed, motors and oils were mostly off frac lions, featuring a loss of 1 in 'Socony-Mobil, and chemicals sold down quielly with Kodak off a point and Du 'Pont !'/£. None of the other blue chips in the Dow Jones industrial average moved as much as a point. Rails held steady and utilities softened with. Houston Lighting and Caroline Power & Light down more lhan 1 apiece. IBM slipped 2>4 in an easier defense - eleclronic group where Lilton, Texas Instruments, Minneapolis - Honeywell, Grumman and. Fail-child also-were down a point or so. The noon Dow Jones stock averages were: Industrials 599.39, off 2.22; rails 125.98, off 0.54; utilities 118.30, off 0.65; stocks 207.36, off 0.89. New Minister Of Broadway Church The Rev. Jay Taylor, 38, pastor of the Ligonier EUB church during the past four years, has been named pastor of the local Broadway Evangelical United Brethren church, it was announced Monday. Rev. Taylor fills the vacancy created by the rrtirement .of Dr. B. F. Smith, who is moving to Florida Tuesday. His assignment to the local church was announced at the closing session of the annual conference Friday. THE REV,, WILLIAM Simpson is the new pastor of the 'Rochester church. Pastors in this area who were returned to their churches for another year are: Peru, C. S. Overmyer; Twelve Mile circuit, Russell Wilbur; Young America circuit, Elmer Coleman; Logansport Third Street, Harold J. Bond; Fulton, A. L'. Truax; Fulton circuit, George Bosard; Gfass Creek, Kenneth Overmyer; Royal Center cir. cuit, Alva Ward; and Galveston- Otterbein, Joe Bear. THE REV. TAYLOR, who preached his first sermon at the Broadway church Sunday, will move into the local parsonage witli his wife and three children Friday. Formerly of North Manchester, he • was graduated from Indiana Central college in 1951 and from the Union Theological seminary at Dayton, Ohio, in 1954. He has been a minister 14 years. Cement Plant Road Closed The road lo the Louisville cement plant from the Logansport state hospital entrance on Indiana 25 was closed Monday morning for Ihe conslruction of the heavy duty concrete road. It will remain closed for approximately two months, during which time the cement plant can be reached by continuing out Indiana 25 and turning right on the blacktop county road just past the railroad tracks near Clymers. ' The Engineering Construction company has been working for two weeks on the new road on a subcontract from the Cast Construction company of Warsaw, which submitted the low bid for the work. Register For Summer Camp Registration for the YMCA's an. nual summer day camp has opened, it was announced Monday by Phil Sprinkle, youth work secretary. The first of three one-week sessions at Seven Sections Lake will start next Monday. The other Iwo sessions Ihis summer will be July 2-6 and Aug. 13-17. ALL YMCA MEMBERS in the 9-14 age group may register. Fee for each of the one-week programs is $3. Transportation will be provided from'the YMCA, leaving at 9 a.m. and returning at 4:30 p.m. daily. Activities at camp will include hiking, swimming, fishing, storytelling and "Olympics". Boys should bring swimming suits and sack lunches. Director of the camp will be Burton Reed. Final Appeal Hearings Set Hearings by the Cass county Tax Review board on appeals by Cass county real estate owners against their real estate reassessments are scheduled to be completed by July 13. There are six hearings set for July 10 on the appeals from assessments in Eel township outside of Logansport, according to County Assessor Richard Gobi. Eel township was the last tax unit in the county for which the new assessment figures were mailed out. Each person is given twenly minutes for his appeal hearing. 11-Fatality Weekend In Indiana By United Press International A Gary city employe and his mother were killed today in an accident on the Tri-State Expressway at Gary, raising Indiana's 1962 traffic death toll to at least 459 compared with 417 a year ago. The deaths of Aloysusis Kold- ziej, 48, Gary, and his mother, Mrs. Frances Magiera, 65,- Gary, followed an 11-fatality weekend toll in the slate. KoJdziej was driving west on the expressway when his ear ran into a guard rail and smashed into an abutment. Both occupants were thrown out. Mrs. Magiera died an hour later in Gary Methodist Hospital. Edmon L. Hayhurst, 22, Cannon City, Colo., was killed Sunday when the car in which he was riding ran off the road and skidded into a culvert on U.S. 50 about four miles, west of North Vernon. The driver of the car, John Dyer White Jr., 22, Pueblo, Colo., was injured in the crash and taken to a Seymour hospital. Both youths were recent graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Sidney 0. Conanl, 6fi, Greenville, Ohio, was killed Sunday afternoon vhen his car ran off the road on a curve on U.S. 35 about a half mile east of Blountville in Henry County. He was thrown from the ar. Earlier, William Dickeson, 72, Niles, Mich., was killed when his car was hit by another vehicle carrying six members of one family at the intersection of Indiana 23 and Starke County Road 400 near Groverlown. All six were injured as was Dickeson's grandson, Leo Young, 28, of Hamlet, Ind. The injured included James Freel, 27, Chicago, the driver, his wife Delores, 25, their daughter, Deborah, 6, and son David, 5, and 'Freet's grandparents, Mr. and Terry Freet of Grovcrtown. A pedestrian, James Huffman, 22, Mauckporl, was killed Sunday by a hit-and-run driver on Indiana 135 two miles north of Mauckport. His body was run over nearly an hour later by a second auto. Edward Wiedenhoefl, 22, Columbia City, was killed early Sunday morning when his car rammed a semi-trailer truck along Indiana 9 one mile north of Hunfington. His brother, Kenneth, 25, was taken to Huntington County Hospital in fair condition. A fiwo-ycar-old Indianapolis boy, Melbert Akers Jr., waist-deep water 7 Die in One Auto Crash! By United Press International A rash of multiple death traffic accidents — including one that snuffed out seven lives — caused the nation's highway toll to spurt during the weekend. In the worst of the accidents, four youths, two teen-aged girls and an elderly man were injured fatally Sunday night near Chippewa Falls, Wis. The dead included Otto Iverson, 60, a highway construction worker who was driv- ong one of the autos; Linda Amerson and .lames Richards, both 17; Juanita Ankeny and Valentine Rubcnzer, both IS; Knute Nelson, 2:), and Jack Rob- iris,' 17, the driver of the other :ar. Roberts, the only survivor, died loday. His car collided with Tver- son's on a hill along Wisconsin 27 five miles north of Cadott, the home town of all of the victims except Nelson, of Cornell, Wis.. Tlu-ee Car Crash Four persons were killed and three injured Saturday when three cars collided on U.S. 50 near Las Animas, Colo. The dead included Mrs. Alma Kehl, 50; her grandson Darrel Kehl', 1, both of Fort Lyons Colo., and Marion H. Herrick, 22, and his wife, Vickie, 19, of Ensign, Kan., who were returning from their honeymoon. Three other meml)ers of the Kehl family were hurt. Four persons died Saturday night when two cars met head-on on an Alabama county road. The Alabama Highway Patrol said both cars were out'of their traffic lanes, traveling in the middle of the road. Another two-car acci- denl on an Alabama county road claimed three lives Saturday. The head-on collision of two cars at a curve near the Pennsylvania border, 20 miles south of Binghamton, N.Y., killed three persons Sunday night and injured three others. The dead included Gordon Mercan, 19, of Maine, N.Y.; Charles Plait, 18, of Endicott, N.Y.; and Robert Brown, of Rome, Pa. Mrs. Marie Platl, Mrs. Dawn Henson and Miss Pamela Guyeiy all of Endicott, N.Y., were hurt. Veers Across Highway Three persons were killed and five hurt Sunday when an aulo went out of control and veered across a highway into another car drowned in near Winnebago, Neb. under his The dead in (he Nebraska accident included Mrs. Dorris Morgan 46, of Winnebago, her daughter, Judith, 18, and Hans Sorensen, father's car Saturday night after it went out of control along a Marion County road and plunge into Big Eagle Creek. The father, I of Blair,'Neb. The injured'In Melbert Akers Sr., of Indianapolis, was held in lieu of 510,300 bond on involuntary manslaughter charges and on charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor. He will appear today in Lawrence Magistrate's Court. The administralor of the Witham Memorial Hospital at Lebanon, Arvin L. Maine,?, 54, of R.R. 3, Sheridan, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his car and rammed a concrete culvert along a Hamilton County road about five miles south of Sheridan. eluded Sorenson's wife, Joanna, 88, Mrs. Morgan's husband. Howward, 50, Rollie Winters, 18, Lincoln, Neb., and Sandra Boyd, 10, and her brother, Clark, 13, both of Canton, S.D. The Morgan car burned after crossing U.S. 77 and striking the Sorenson aulo. A head-on collision of two cars Saturday on a smoke • clouded stretch of Fla. 520 near Cocoa, Fla., killed three persons. The dead included Aubrey Green, of Orlando, and Mrs, Ruby Catching and Hardy Sanders, both of Cocoa. Four other persons were hurt. Probing MISSOUIA, Mont. (UPI) —Investigators sought today to determine whether brake failure or human error caused Sunday's wreck of a Northern Pacific passenger train which killed one person and injured 243 others. An NP spokesman said one or the other caused the train to lurch off its tracks at more than twice the recommended speed and scatter 15 of its 18 cars along a steep embankment. The train, eastbound from Seattle, Wash., to Chicago was packed with tourists heading homeward from the Seattle World's Fair, It derailed at a Train Wreck speed of more than 75 miles an hour after rounding-a curve and starting down a canyon grade on Evaro Hill 16 miles north of here. Killed was Theresa Ann Dooms, 2%, of Ekalaka, Mont. Sixty-eight other passengers were confined to Missoula hospitals Sunday night. The remaining injured were treated for minor injuries and released. The dead girl's two stepsisters, Roberta and Jacqueline Yates, were rescued by fellow passengers. They were hospitalized, as was their mother, Mrs, James B. Yates. An official estimate gave the train's speed at "more than 70 miles an hour" in an area where the recommended speed is 30 m.p.h. The railroad spokesman, W. A. MacKenzie, said the reason for Ihe "considerably excessive" speed could have been "brake failure or human failure." Invesligators from (he railroad and the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) were at t h e scene to attempt lo determine the exact cause of the accident. The derailment occurred just about dawn.

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