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* * * * * LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY 5 More State Traffic Deaths ^ * * coon WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— ' Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires TUESDAY EVENING; JUNE 12,1952. Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents FROM ALCATRA Toll Is Ahead Of 61 By United Press International Three more deaths in Indiana traffic were recorded today, raising the state's 1962 fatality poll to at least 465 compared with 419 a year ago. Mrs. Jessie Louis Wedel, 34, Sandborn, died in Freeman- Greene County Hospital at Linton as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on collision of two cars Monday night on a Linton street. Her husband, Elmer, 37, driver of one car, was injured seriously and Wayne Arney, 26, Linton, driver of the other, was injured critically. Two brothers were killed in a car-train collision in Lake County this morning. The deaths of Genard Miranda, 34, Griffith, and his brother, Manuel, 30, who moved recently to Griffith from New Jersey, were the fifth and sixth to occur in the Calumet area within less than 24 hours. Police said the brothers were riding in a car hit by an Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad freight train at a crossing at Griffith. Genard died enroute lo St. Margaret's Hospital at Hammond, and Manuel died shortly after he was admitted to that hospital. Five traffic deaths were reported in the slale Monday, three of them in the Calumet area and a fourth not far from it. The fifth death was reported in Marion County. One of the deaths, that of John Kon, 65, Hammond, was believed to have occurred Sunday although it was not discovered until Monday morning when two boys found his" car which had plunged into a swampy area in Hammond. The body was found in the car when it was pulled out of six feet of water. Kon had been missing since Sunday when he failed to return from a fishing trip. Aloysius Kolodziej, 48, and his mother, Mrs. Frances Magiera, 65, both Gary, were killed Monday when the car in which they were riding hit a guard rail and an abutment on the Tri-State Expressway at Gary. Charles Church, 12, Kouts, was killed Monday night when he drove a go-cart from the driveway of his home onto Indiana 49 and was crushed beneath the wheels of a truck. Russell Minter, 57, Joriesboro, was killed when his truck collided with a car at the junction of Indiana 37 and Indiana 100 northeast of Indianapolis. Police said Minter, who was thrown from the truck by the impact, had failed to stop before entering the intersection. The Weather Forecast By United Press International Northern 3rd Indiana Partial clearing, windy and cool this afternoon. Fair and quite cool tonight. Wednesday sunny and cool. Low tonight 48 to 56. High Wednesday 65 to 72, Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon. Clearing and cooler tonight. Wednesday mostly fair and cool. Low tonight in the 50s. High Wednesday in the 70s. MONDAY TUESDAY 11 a.m 81 la.m 59 Noon 80, Ip.m 80 2p.m 81 Report Laos Princes Sign Peace Pact KHANG KHAY, Laos (UPD- Thc three rival princes of Laos assembled on the .Plain of Jars today to sign a pact designed to bring peace to this war torn king dom and carry it into the family of nations that consider themselves neutral. (A Communist New China News Agency broadcast, monitored in Tokyo, said the formal agreement was signed today by the three rival princes). Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, the right-wing "strong man" who will command the army under the new setup, said the pact calls for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Laos, as provided for by the recent Geneva conference on Laos. The Geneva meeting also proposed the combination of Communist, pro-Western and neu tralisl forces in Laos into a single army. "We are ready to follow the agreement (on foreign troops) 13 everybody does the same. Phoumi said. "We have not ye( discussed (the merger of loca forces). . .bul its realization is important." Drafting committees representing the three factions—pro-Western Boun Oum, neutralist Souvan- na 'Phouma and leftist Souphan- ouyong — started work on the wording of the document early this morning 'io have it ready for the signing. The agreement, by which. Sou- vanna Phouma will be premier of a coalition government, drew blessings from such diverse cap itals as Washington and Moscow London and Peiping. Aid To Resume Officials in Washington said the United States was considering quick resumption of financial ai< payments to Laos to help Boun Oum's present government mee its financial obligations before turning over power to the coali tion. The United States suspended the $3 million monthly payments lasl February in an effort to persuade Boun Oum and his deputy, strongman Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, to proceed with the coalition negotiations. Moscow Radio hailed the coalition agreement as "a great victory for the peoples of this small, indochinese country" but warned the Laotian border situation remained tense because of U.S. troops in neighboring Thailand. Troops Asked For President Kennedy ordered 5,00( American military men to Thailand last monlh when a rebel offensive in northwestern Laos threatened to spill over the border. Thailand troops. The British and French foreign offices both expressed satisfaction at the agreement and Red Chinese Premier Cliou En - lai sent "warm" congratulations to Sou- vanna. Whether the coalition could actually bring peace and maintain a truly neutral country remained to be seen. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. g p.m. 9 p.m. 10 p.m. .83 87 84 83 79 69 66 llp.m 64 2 a.m 58 3 a.m 58 4 a.m 57 5u.m 58 6 a.m 58 7a,m 59 8a.m 59 9 a.m 60 10 a.m 60 11 a.m 61 Noon 61 1 p.m. 2p.m. Mid 62 High Year Ago—89 Low Year Ago—65 Barometer Baro. at 2 p.m., 29.62, rising River Stage Biver at 7 a.m., 4.45 TREE HOOTER—The clcanout of the Gault ditch in Cass and Fulton counties was progressing rapidly Tuesday on both side of road 100 E a half mile south of the Cass-Fulton county line. The jungle of trees that has grown up in the past 30 years in the ditch was being cleared away by the equipment above on the east side of the rqad, while a drag line was being used to widen the ditch on the west side of the road. Die Fulton county section of the ditch was cleaned out during the .winter and spring by Russell Howell, Celina, Ohio, contractor. The work will end a half mile northwest of Metea in Cass. The ditch is nine miles long. <Staff Photo) New Principal At Lucerne A new principal at Lucerne school was named Tuesday by Wayne Dodt, Harrison township trustee. He is John Sharp, of Goodiand, who replaces Robert F. Shipman. The latter left Tuesday morning for schooling in California and will teach in the Panama Canal Zone beginning next fall. SHARP RECEIVED his bachelor of science degree from Indiana Central College in Indianapolis and his Master of science degree from Indiana State College at Terre Haute. He has been principal at Goodiand for five years and, prior to that, was principal at Pulaski for eight years. The new principal is a member of the board of control of the Indiana High School Athletic Association and is licensed to teach in mathematics, physics chemistry. He is married asked for the llas one son jo high ss hool. and and Stocks Drop NEW YORK (UPI) - The Monday-Tuesday morning "jinx" continued to hold sway this week, dropping stocks for further big losses in the averages this morning as trading increased considerably. Among the blue chips, Du Pont fell 2% and American Telephone, Jersey Standard, Procter & Gamble, General .Foods, Sears Roebuck, International Nickel and Genera] Electric a point or more. All the leading steel's, motors and oils were off fractionally along with many of the rails. Losses ran past a point in some SHIPMAN, principal at Lucerne for the past two years, will study this summer at San Diego State College in an eight-week course on earth sciences. He is one of 30 teachers in the country to be awarded a $1,100 federal scholarship for the program. On Aug. 31, Shipman, his wife and five children, will leave by ship from New Orleans and sail to Cristobal on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. He will teach for two years at the Panama Canal Co. school for servicemen's and, employes' children. He will be leaching industrial arts and guidance. SHIPMAN holds a bachelors and masters degree from Purdue University. Prior to coming to Lucerne, he taught at Columbia City, Rochester and Warren town, ship in Huntington county. quality utility Public Service shares, Electric notably & Gas, Illinois Power and Florida Power. What? LONDON (UPD-The Evening Standard reported loday it had discovered that two adjacent file cabinets at the London County Council office are labeled "male" and "others." 420 ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL Logansport high school's sum mer session has recorded, its highest enrollment with 420 students registering for classes Monday. The official registration figures were released Tuesday by Norbert Kniesly, director of the program. The 420 for this the fourth annual session, tops the previous high of 397 registered in the summer of 1950. Last summer 367 students participated in the program. Begin to Resurface Indiana 25 Indiana 25 (Cicott Street) was seing resurfaced . Tuesday from West Market Street to the Cicott Street bridge over the Wabash iver. The work, being done by the Studebaker Construction company of this city, was started Monday noon. It was to be completed Tuesday. The Studebaker Construction company also has the contract for :he resurfacing of Indiana 25 from :he Sixth Street bridge north to :he city limits, according to John Surrough, district superintendent 'or the state highway department. THAT SECTION,of the work will be done soon. The highway department is scheduled to open bids Tuesday, June 26, on the resurfacing of Indiana 25 north of Logansport from ;he city limits to 2.55 miles northwest of Indiana 16. This is a distance of 9.399 miles. . The section of highway 25 from the Cicott Street bridge to the south city limits was resurfaced last year. SEEK VOTE DATE ON SCHOOL ISSUE Cass Circuit Judge Norman Kiesling will be asked'next week to set Nov. 6 as the date to vote on the county's school reorganization plan. The county school reorganization committee will meet at 8 p.m. next Monday to 'draw up the request. The date coincides with the fall general elections. The committee had requested originally that the four-unit plan be voted on in the May 8 primary. However, the request was withdrawn when the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that 90 days must elapse from the date of the approval of the plan by the state school reorganization commission anc the time of voting. Cass county's plan .had not met that requirement. EVENED UP ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPD- Charles W. Hansen said he was pleased Monday when • his wife gave birth to her third set ol twins — the couple's seventh and eighth children. "Everything's evened up now. We have four boys and four girls," he said* District Demo Meetings Set Democrats of the second congressional district will gather in :he Cass county headquarters of :he party on Broadway in this city at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to five their views on what the par- y should, stand for on the state evel. Donald Pulson, of Etna Green, a member of the stale platform committee, will be present to hear he views expressed so they can >e incorporated in the platform 'or the state convention next week. JOHN BURROUGH, Cass Democratic chairman ; said the county chairmen and viqe-chah:men • of he district will have a dinner meeting Thursday night, also • to discuss convention plans. That meeting will be held at the Anglers restaurant, Monticello, at p.m. The usual district caucus for delegates to the state convention will be held.Thursday night, June 21, at the Claypool hotel in Indianapolis. The state convention will be the following day. Demos Pushing Tax Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) - Democratic congression«.?1iaders, after meeting with President Kennedy, vowed today to push trough as much of the administration program "as humanly possible" this year. The leaders, who met with Kennedy for 50 minutes at their regular weekly breakfast, laid particular stress on approval of the President's tax reform bill. "One of flhe subjects we discussed was the tax bill," said Senate ' Demo-relic Leader Mike Mansfield, Mont. "I want to make it perfectly clear that neither the President nor we of the Democratic leadership are considering postponing action on this vitally important legislation." Because of the President's promise to propose personal and corporate income tax cuts for next year, there have been demands that action be delayed until' 1963 on his pending tax measure. Tlie House-approved measure, now under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee, would provide, among other things, for tax credit for investment in new industrial equipment and with- lolding taxes on dividend and interest income. With respect lo other legislation, Mansfield did not mention any specific items. But he said thai "while we have no list of priorities, we do intend to get through as much of the President's pro- jram as humanly possible." Kennedy's medical care plan appears just about dead. His farm bill was in such trouble House leaders postponed floor action on it definitely. House Republicans claimed a good chance of winning their figh' on the House floor Wednesday to cut $2 billion off the President's requested new $308 billion ceiling on the national debt. Kennedy's request for broad new authority to cut import TO VISIT U.S. WASHINGTON (UPI) - — Arrangements are being completed for Australian Prime Minister Robert G, Menzies to visit Washington June 17 to June 20, the State Department said Monday. Plan Longer Runway at Airport Here The Logansport Board of Aviation Commissioners hopes to be able to lengthen the runway at the municipal airport within the next few years but it has no plans to widen the runway or change the lighting, Eugene Denham, president of the board, said Monday. The Federal Aviation Agency recently submitted to Congress a five-year plan for improvement of 54 existing airports in Indiana and the construction of 18 new ones. THE FAA PLAN called for the widening of the runway of the local airport, construction of an additional apron, and new lighting. Denham said he did not know where such plans came from. The only new lighting anticipated would be to take care of ;he lengthened runway, he pointed out. Th8e runway now is 2,300 feet in length. This should be increas ed by 1,200 feet to 3,500 feet so larger planes can land here, the president of the local Board ol Aviation Commissioners said. HE REPORTED that the Essex Wire Corporation, which owns the R-B-M manufacturing plant, foi example, uses a Lockheed Lode star for business trips by its of ficials and must land 'at the Kokomo airport because the loca runway is not long enough. The local aviation . board submits each year to the Indiana Aeronautics Commission its future plans. It hopes to build up funds over a period of years for th< extension of the airport. Match ing federal funds then can be obtained. Members'of the local aviation commission in addition to Den ham are Thomas Mcdland, Har rold Robb, and Clark Welsh. Believe Fled On Raft SAN FRANCISCO (UPT)-Thres ank robbers escaped from Alcaraz prison and law enforcement gencies today began a massive and, sea and air search of San 'Yancisco Bay and its shoreline. Acting Warden Arthur Dollison aid the inmates presumably fled" lie island prison Monday night n an improvised raft or piece of riftwood in an attempt to reach earby Angel Island or the main- and. Tlie missing men were identified s John William Anglin, 32, and is brother, Clarence, 28, and 'arris Egbert Morris, 35. It was ot immediately known whether icy were armed. Warden Dollison said the men led by removing a portion of the jacks of their cells with a spoon, which admitted them to the utili- ies area pipe tunnel. "Then they climbed to the roof .nd removed or sawed a bar pro-, ecting a skylight and from there went down a pipe to the rear of he island and presumably went nto the water on an improvised raft or piece of drift wood appar- intly in an attempt to get to Angel Island or the mainland." duties, and to subsidize workers the barrier. displaced by resulting imports, was in better shape than his tax bill. But there was no assurance it would pass the House without elimination of its subsidy feature. Highlighting the President's legislative problems was the plight of his proposal to provide hospital and nursing home care for the elderly under the Social Security programs Some foes of the plan jubilantly claimed they would block enactment this year of even a skeleton version of Kennedy's plan. Backers insisted that any victory celebrations were premature. Some of them conceded privately, however, that their prospects were gloomy despite the administration's willingness to compromise. The Now You Know first motto placed coin by -the United Stales was "Mind Your Business" on the 1787 cent. EXPLOSION ON BERLIN WALL BERLIN (UPI) — West Berli police today reported sevcra more incidents along the Commu nist-built Berlin wall, including new explosion that blew a hole i No" one was injured by Ui blast which occurred Monday The hole was big enough to stic a head Ihrougli. The explosives were ;n tw compressed air cylinders attache lo the Western side of the con crete wall near the Potsdame Platz. Wires led to a detonator i the cellar of a ruined buildin nearby. Police disclosed that the bod of an East German woman wa found in a river Monday. The said she apparently d r o w n e while attempting to swim the 2C yards to West Berlin. She had no been shot or wounded, they sai< She wore a housecoat over swimming suit. U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPI)-The Joest temperature reported to th U.S. Weather Bureau this mori ing was 31 degrees at Dulutl Minn. The highest reported Mon day was 108 at Presidio, Tex. Tlie inmates were discovered missing at a morning "bed check," and the alarm was immediately sounded. Guards scrambled along the cave-pocked shore of the famed "rock," but found no trace of the men. A Coast Guard helicopter, four patrol boats and prowl cars of San Francisco police department and California highway patrol joined the search. The hunt was centered in Hie San Fr/.ncisco Bay waters surrounding tile island prison, San Francisco City and Marin County across the Golden Gate bridge. If (lie three succeeded in escaping, they would be the first convicts known to have done it since Alcatraz became a civilian prison in 1934. "It takes 10 minutes to get here, and 20 years to get back," one middle-aged convict once remarked. Some 250 of the nation's most dangerous convicts are housed in the buff-colored cell blocks on the 12-acre island. It is separated from the mainland by VA miles of cold, tide-swept waters. Several convicts have attempted to swim to freedom, but have failed, although two men who made the try in 1937 were never heard from again. Officials presumed they were swept out (o sea. Fatal Attack VINCENNEST, Ind. (UPD- David G. Feinthal, 57, Cincinnati, apparently died of a heart attack today while driving alonjj U.S. 50 just west of the Knox-Daviess County line near here, State Police reported.' Feinthal's car went off the highway, struck a row of guard posts, went through a railing and down an embankment. OFF TO CONFERENCE—Fifteen Cass county 4-H Club Junior Leaders departed Tuesday morning for the annual Junior Leader Triiiiiing Conference at DePauw University at Greeiicastlc. The annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and proceeds from a recent Kiwanis sponsored chicken barbecue were used to finance the trip. Those attending from Cass include Lee Pettay, Royce Chambers, Wally Zollman, Don Nelson, Ron Minnick, Steve Shafcr, Mike Ream, Maureen McKaig, Sue Halmcrt, Pat Frushour, Tamara Hopper, Nikki Frcy, Dianna James, Doris Pinney and Jean Nelson. Paul Rogers, assistant Extension agent, accom* panied the group lo Grecncastle. (Staff Photo.)

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