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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 14, 1962
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tOGANSPOET PUBLIC LIBRARY *•**.* New Feature For 4-H Fair * * * * * WARMER WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Loaned United Press International News, Photo Wires THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1962. For All ffe.partm.mta Copy> Ten 3 AIRLINES FACING STRIKE ANNOUNCE CONTEST List Schedule Of '62 Events A new feature, a King and Queen contest, will be added to the annual Cass county 4-H fair this year, according to an announcement from the county Extension office. The fair will be held from August 5 through August 10 at the 4-H fairgrounds in Clay township. Each 4-H Club in the county will be permitted to enter one candidate in the king and queen contest. The candidates must "be at least 15 years old, must have complet ed three years in 4-H and must be junior leaders. Each club will provide a jar SWIM CLASSES FOR BLIND AT CITY'S POOL Swimming instruction for blind children or adults will be offered at the Loganspori swimming pool, beginning next Monday, it was announced by Kenneth McKeever, pool manager. The sessions will be for persons over eight years old and will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday at no charge. Don Panton, head life guard, will be iircharge o( the program. McKeever has asked all persons who would be interested in the instruction to contact him at 2493. He said he would like to know the number interested in order to insure an adequate number of supervising personnel. Seek Two Centers For Emotionally Disturbed Children INDIANAPOLIS ('UPD - The Indiana Mental Health Department plans to ask again in 1963 ior at least two of five centers for treatment of emotionally disturbed children which were authorized by the 1881 Legislature. The last legislature did not appropriate any money for the centers. The Indianu Mental Health Advisory Council at a budget planning meeting late Wednesday authorized another effort next year but decided to ask for only two centers instead of five. The Weather Forecast By United Press International Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy and a little warmer this afternoon. Fair tonight and Friday. Warmer Friday. Low tonight 47 to 54. High Friday 75 to 82. Central & South Indiana Fair through Friday. A little warmer daytime temperatures. Low tonight 48 to 53. High Friday 75 to 83, Sunset today 8:14 p.m. Sunrise Friday 5:16 a.m. Outlook .for Saturday: Fair and warmer. Lows in the 50s. Highs in the 80s. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Ip.m 69 la.m 59 2p.m 70 2a.m 58 3 p.m 73 3a.m 57 4 p.m 75 4 a.m 55 5 p.m 80 5a.m ..54 6 p.m 74 6 a.m 54 7 p.m 71 7 a.m 61 3 p.m 69 8 a.m «0 9 p.m 66 9 a.m 65 10 p.m 63 10a.m 6!) llp.m 62 lla.m 69 Mid 60 Noon 70 Ip.m .71 2p.m 72 High Year Ago 72 Low Year Ago ......61 Barometer Baro. at 2 p.m., 29.80,' steady Itiver at 7 a.m., 5.45 with a picture of their candidate, and persons wishing to vote for the candidate will place pennies in that jar. Proceeds will go to the continued development of the 4-H fairgrounds. The top five girls and top five boys will be eliminated or. Wednesday night of the fair and voting will continue until Thursday night. Clubs may combine forces after Wednesday night to work for one of the top five. A booth will be set up at the fairgrounds during the fair to publicize the contest. A convertible parade of the king and queen candidates through Logans-port will precede the crowning of the winners Thursday night of the fair. The winners will receive valuable gifts contributed by local merchants, Jim Rush of Washington township is chairman of the 4-H junior leaders committee in charge of the contest under the direction of Mrs. Beth Puett Cass HD agent. The fair this summer will be the third held at the 4-H fairgrounds. The schedule was completed at a meeting of .the fair committees Tuesday night. The first event will be an open saddle horse show at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 5. The traditional Vesper services will be held at 7 p.m. on that date in the 4-H Community center. The schedule for the weeks events is as follows: Monday, Aug. 6—7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry of livestock (including beef, swine, sheep, poultry and rabbits); 7:30 p.m., 4-H dress review. Tuesday, Aug. 7—8:30 a.m., Beef judging; 9 a.m. until noon, Entry of all exhibits; 1 p.m., Judging of garden, forestry, soil conservation, entomology, electric and home grounds projects: 3 p.m. Photography judging; 7:30 p.m., Woodworking judging; 7:30 p.m., Sheep judging. Wednesday, Aug. 8 — 9 a.m., Poultry judging; 9 a.m., Wildlife judging; 9:30 a.m. Dairy jjudging; 4 p.m., rabbit judging; 7:30 p.m., Pet parade. Thursday, Aug. 9—8 a.m., Swine judging; 6:30 p.m., Parade of king and queen candidates and floats; 7:30 p.m., Crown king and queen; 10 p.m., Release of all livestock exhibits except those for auction. Friday, Aug. 10—9 a.m., Release of exhibits; 1:30 p.m., 4-H horse and pony show; 6:30 p.m., 4-H auction. Clean-up day will begin at the fairgrounds at » a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, and all 4-H club members will be asked to be there to help. FLAG PRESENTATION—A new American flag was presented to the Cass county Children's Home by the American Legion Auxiliary, lo mark Flag Day Thursday. Mrs. Ethel Miller (right), president of the local organization, made the presentation to Glen A. Hunt, superintendent. (Staff Photo.) LEGION SELECTS TWO STUDENTS FOR BOY'S STATE Jim Marshall. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marshall, 114 Fourteenth St. and Bill Franklin, 17, son of Mrs. Fred Franklin, of 117 Nineteenth St., have been selected by the Logansport American Legion Post to represent Logansport at the annual Hoosier Boy's State at Indiana University. The annual week-long event will be held from Saturday, June 16 through June 23. Marshall, who will be president of the. Logansport high school Key Club next year, was' vice president of that organization this past year. He also served as secretary of Beta Chapter, Hi-Y and will serve as treasurer of Alpha Chapter,- Hi-Y next year. Franklin, who was indoctrinated into the National Honor Society this past school year, will serve as secretary to the .Key Club starting in the fall. He was the past president of Hi-Y, Beta Chapter, He was also active in the high school band and the swing band. Both Franklin and Marshall will be seniors this fall. 'Cost' Survey Hearing End The cost of living survey which began here May 7 will be competed Saturday, according to Miss Susan Cech, Department of Labor representative here. Since the survey started, seven ocal women under the supervi- sion.of Miss Cech have questioned nearly 65 Logansport families on low they spend their money. The information will be user] in calculating the cost of living index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington. THE RESULTS OF the survey rave been compiled in Miss Cech's office in the city building and will be forwarded to the bureau for evaluation. Logansport is one of 67 cities in the country, and the only one other than Indianapolis in the state to be chosen by the Department of Labor for the survey. The selection was based on population 'and geographic considerations. Representatives of 'the bureau will visit Logansport periodically in the next ten years to obtain prices of selected items. There are presently 300 goods and service items in the bureau's "market basket". MISS CECH has thanked residents here for their cooperation. Conducting the survey were Mrs. Gene L. Brown, Mrs. Mary M. Burdge, Mrs. Mary I. Carson, Mrs. Hermine F. McCain, Mrs. Martha.M. Ridenour, Mrs. G. Nadine Vaughan and Mrs. Phyllis K. Wagner. Man Crushed GREENSBURG, Ind. (UPI)— James Mozingo, 25, R.R. 2, Greensburg, was reported in critical condition and not responding to treatment today at Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis after being crushed by a truck in a stone quarry near here. Mozingo was rushed to the hospital Wednesday when a dump truck he had been operating slid off a stone pile and one of the rear wheels passed over him. Safety Unit Endorses Seat Belts CHICAGO (UPI) — National medical and safety officials today endorsed the use of automobile seat belts and predicted that i.OOO lives could be saved annually through universal use of the belts. Reporting on the progress of a rear-long seat belt campaign Wednesday, National Safety Council President Howard Pyle said :he use of the safety belts tripled "last year and as a result, 100 ives probably were saved. "More than two million automo- )iles were equipped with seat jelts during the past year," Pyle said. He added that if the trend continues, "it will result in an addition! 2'/<i million seat belt installations in 1962." Pyle said this could result in he saving of an additional 400 ives this year. "When a universal use of seat )elts has been achieved, we believe over 5,000 lives will be saved annually," he said. Also supporting the use of the afety devices were the president of the American Medical Associa- ion, Dr. Leonard W. Larson, and Dr. A.L, Chapman, chief of the accident prevention division of the U.S. Public Health Service. ENGLISH BARBERS GOT FIRST TIPS One theory of tipping is that it originated in England in the days when barbers did bleeding and other minor medical work. To get quick service, patrons began tipping. Good k tip: To hire barbers or .any other type workers use Classified Ads. For quick, efficient service, dial 4141 Pharos-Tribune & Press \ FAMILY WANT ADS l Phone 4141 Check Dealings With Billie Sol WASHINGTON (UPI)-A House subcommittee today recalled Maynard C. Wheeler, president of Commercial Solvents Corp. for further testimony on his firm's financial dealings with Billie Sol Estes. Wheeler lold the intergovernmental relations subcommittee Wednesday that Commercial. Sol vents' relations with Estes were I that of customer and supplier— and nothing more. He denied he ever seriously dis cussed with Estes any of the company's foreign operations or that he had offered to put the Tex'ais entrefeneur in business in Brazil. He also quoted Estes as shrugging off references to Swiss loans and bank accounts as a joke. WANTS TO OVERHAUL LAW RICHMOND, Ind. (UPD-State Rep. John E. Mitchell, 10th District Democratic congressional candidate, said Wednesday Indiana's voting registration laws should be overhauled. "It is easier in Indiana to purchase a Hunting and fishing license than it is to register to vote. There is a need for improving and equalizing registration methods," he said. CHECKS READY Announce Local Tax Distribution The distribution of spring property taxes in Cass county will be made Friday, according to County Auditor Raymond Beckley, who received approval of the settlement Wednesday from state officials. The heads of the various tax units may obtain the checks at the auditor's office. The total amount being distributed is $2,272,912.17. The Logansport Community School Corporation will receive the biggest check for $758,464.85, along with another check for $54,Irvin Escapes Electric Chair SULLIVAN, Ind. (UPI)-Leslie Irvin- today had won a seven-year battle to escape death in the electric chair in connection with a four-month robbery slaying spree in two states in which six persons wore killed. Irvin, 38, former Evansville pipefitter's helper, who spent more than five years in "death row" at Indiana State Prison while pauper attorneys fought to save his life, happily heard a jury verdict which meant life imprison' mcnt instead of capital punishment. A Sullivan Circuit Court jury of 6 men and 6 women late Wednesday night deliberated scarcely six hours in finding Irvin guilty on a charge of first-degree murder in the gun death during a holdup of W'. Wesley Kerr, an Evansville service station attendant, in December, 1954. But in contrast to the decision of a Gibson County jury at Princeton in 1955, tiie Sullivan jurors recommended life behind prison bars inslead of .death in the electric chair. It was reported that not a single one of the 12 jurors favored death for Irvin. 899.07 as its share of the 25 cent county school tax. Thus well over one-third of the entire tax collected will go to one tax unit. The Logansport civil city will receive the second largesl amount, $279,513.67. THE AMOUNTS TO bo paid to the townships are: Adams, $1,808.27; Bethlehem, $1,563.19; Boone, $48,240.94; Clay, $4,002.73; Clinton; $23,286.27; Deer Creek $36,977.80; Eel, $6,426.58; Harrison, $18,701.65; Jackson, $38,334.55; . Jefferson, $30,146.70,. Miami, $23,457.84; Noble, $37,235.09; Tipton, $40,472.06; Washington, $52,069.45; Galveston, $10,240.98; Onward, $317.15; Roya Center, $14,590.85; Walton, $16,693.76; Caston, $47,217.20; Lo ganspprt library, $51,643.13. Additional amounts to be paic out as a result of the count; school tax rate are: Boonc, $4, 665.52; Clinton, $1,386.72; Doe Creek, $2,915.52; Harrison, $3, 117.04; Jackson. Sfi',451.77; Jeffer son, $3,149.53; Miami, $2,192.20 Noble, $4,148.07; Tipton, $6,300.51 Washington, $4,056.13; and Cas ton, $5,375.79. THE COUNTY REVENUE fund will receive $206,106.66; the wel fare department will receive $56, 037.67; Memorial hospital main tenance fund, $45,382.61; hospita bond fund, $33,543.67; registration and election, $7,892.64; cumula live bridge, $19,731.56; poor re lief, $59,617.01; poor reimbursement, $3,736.62; and special judges, $187.10. State tax, $3,484.02; state fair, $1,381.22; and state forestry, $2,565.13. N.Y. Stock Trading Is Irregular NEW YORK (UPI)-Prices moved irregularly on the New York Stock Exchange today, dropping at the start, rallying and hen falling off around the noon lour. Many changes were fractional n the market, which Wednesday slumped to around its lowest lev- Is for the year. For a .time tickers ran up to line minutes late, but by 11:45 a.m. they were caught up. Trad- ng by noon was slightly under he pace of the preceding day, and the "flash" prices, used to ndicatc- the position of leaders mt of the regular sequence of ransactions, were absent from he tape. Trend of the market lo noon was shown by the levels of two averages. Dow Jones average of 10 industrial stocks was up 1.80 at 11 a.m. EDT, and. at noon was off 2.51, at 571.53. Standard & Boor's 500 stock index, up 0.15 at .1 a.m., was off 0.22 at noon. On Wednesday stock prices ap- Jroached last month's near- record lows. But former broker Douglas Dilon, now secretary of the Treasury, said he believes the market is "pretty sound" and has fallen a-1»ut as far as it will go. Dillon, at a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, said he thought the market's decline came because "the investing public just decided that the prices were too high." Volume on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday was 5,850,000 shares. So-called "blue-ship" issues declined for the third straight session and both the Dow-J'ones industrial average and Standard & Poor's index of 500 top stocks closed near levels where they stoM 17 days ago. All of the 10 most active stocks on (he exchange showed losses. American Telephone & Telegraph was off $2.88; International Business Machines lost $12.50. Polaroid dropped $5.88 per share and Xerox lost $7.13. Dillon told the Senate committee that some slocks prior to the recen decline had been selling a 23 times current earnings. Some "glamor" stocks, he said, were selling at 40 to 50 times earnings. Stocks priced at about 15 times earnings are "on a pretty sound basis," Dillon told committee chairman Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D- Va., and prices two or three times this level were "unjustified." Most Wall Street experts were not surprised by the market's performance. They said there was nothing in recent news events to make prices rise and noted predictions made last month in which they said the market might continue its slump for a while. -Reapporrionment MILWAUKEE (UPD— A panel of three federal judges today asked Gov. Gaylord Nelson to act within 10 days to call the legislature back into session to pass a "fair and constitutional" reapportionment bill for • Wisconsin. CUT WEEDS! Mayor Otto Neumann has urged city resident to cut all weeds on their property and cover any open wells. The mayor said a number of complaints have been received by (lie city board of health in the past few days. The city may cut weeds and charge property owners for the work when- a complainant files an affidavit with the city board of health and the property owner refuses lo cut the weeds. Reject Plea By Kennedy WASHINGTON (UPI)-Negotia. tions between the flight engineers and three major airlines collapsed today despite a last-minute appeal by President Kennedy. The union's president said a strike appeared likely. Labor Secretary Arthur J. Goldberg announced that the engineers rejected Kennedy's plea to submit the two-year-old dispute to arbitration. Aft'ir the break-up of around- the-cbck mediation efforts, Ron Brown, president of the union, was iisked whether a strike would be celled. "It would certainly appear so at this time," he replied. Brown added that no further bargaining sessions were planned. Thi: chief issue in the dispute was the airlines' plan to reduce jet cockpit crews from four to three men. But a union spokesman said Wednesday night there had 'been no agreement on wages, hour;;, working conditions, or crew qualifications, either. Sets No Time Brown set no time for a walkout on grounds he and other union officers wanted lo make a full report to the membership even though a strike authorization has been voted. The union has warned Uiat its 1,70(1 members who work for Pan American, Eastern and Trans World airlines would strike unless the current contract talks produced a settlement. Aiiher Schwartz, counsel for the union, said arbitration of all issues as proposed by Kennedy, wou'.d be "industrial suicide." He added that the union had offered (o arbitrate on economic issues but not the key que&tions of crew make-up. Jesse Preiden, attorney and spokesman for the 'airlines, said any strike would be "irresponsible." Goldberg glumly told newsmen he would report lo Kennedy immediately. Goldberg did not answer a reporter's question as (o when or whether the flight engineers would strike, however. "The talks are over, the union is free (o strike, a deadlock en- su<*l and we have no agreement," he told reporters glumly. "No Excuse" for Walkout The Labor Department made public a statement by Kennedy declaring that there was "no excuse" for a walkout in view of the government - aided steps to achieve a settlement of the two- year-old dispute. The negotiators had met all night in an effort to hammer out a settlement. They broke for lireakfas at 7:30 a.m. and returned to the bargaining shortly after 9 a.m. A source close to the talks said Hie companies had presented a package proposal that was rejected by the union and a counterproposal by the Flight Engineers International Association was turned down by the companies. Wednesday night the union said there seemed to be no alternative but to strike against the three carriers. Mental Health Group Grows With 475 Cass county residents already enrolled as members of the Cass County 'Association for Mental Health, it now appears that the goal of 750 members will be easily reached, Mrs. Robert White, chairman of the membership campaign, announced Thursday. ' Since the county had 500 members last year, this will mean a 50 per cent increase in membership in one year. The drive for members will continue through July. Expressing gratification at the fine response to the Association's membership campaign, Mrs. White said, "It is evident that the people of Cass county want to do what they can to conquer the nation's number one health problem, mental illness." Mrs. Charles K. Michael, city chairman, and Mrs. William Hile executive director of the Cass Association, are busy compiling the results of a survey recently conducted with the help of the Parent-Teachers Association in Logansport. The survey was designed to determine the opinions of local citizens about the care and treatment of mentally ill children in Indiana! It is part of a state-wide program lo improve the treatment of the mentally ill. The data will be svmounced as soon as it is complete. A similar survey is to be conducted in the remainder of the county with the cooperation of Home Economics club members. Anyone desiring to join (he association for Mental Health may do so by contacting Mrs.'White, Mrs. Hile, or any member of the board of directors. The membership fee is a dollar.

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