Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 15, 1962 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 15, 1962
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LOGANSPOKT PUBLIC-LIBRARY •0, JL r\ W ^Ordinance Proposes Cable TV * * * * WARMER a roe WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Pounded in 1844— United Press International News, Photo Wires FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 15, 1962. For AII partmmte . F er Copy, Ten Cents LAST BRIDGE WORK TO Council To Meet July 2 The Logansport city council ha . completed an ordinance proposin; the installation of a communitj television cable system here, b; the Jerrold Electi-onics Corp., o' Philadelphia. The publishing of the proposal, however,, in today's Pharos-Trib tme caught some city official;; bj surprise. Mayor Otto Neumann said lie knew the council was working on a proposed ordinance but did no know it had been completed. The full text of the ordinance, appear ing on page 10, also sets the dak for a public hearing, July 2, to be attended by both the council ant the city board ol woiks. NEUMANN, who is chairman of the board of works, -said he had not been informed or consulted on the date of the hearing. One city councilman, Arthui Hunter, said the council had worked on a draft of the ordinance last Monday night and recommended certain changes to be made by City Attorney Richard Molique. Hunter said, however, that it was his understanding that the council was to further study the ordinance after the corrections were made and before it was published. Hunter said he had not seen the corrected ordinance and was unaware that it was being published today. THE ORDINANCE may, following the public hearing, be either accepted or rejected by a vote of the city council. It offers a 25- year franchise to the Jerrold Corp. and sets forth terms of the agreement. The ordinance states that work on the installation of the system must start within 120 days following approval of the measure by the council and that the service will be completed and in full operation within 270 days after approval. Tha proposal stipulates that charges for installation of the system in local homes will rot exceed $18.50 and subscribers will not be charged more than $4.90 monthly for the service. No increase in these rates, the ordinance states, may be made without the approval of the council. In addition, the system would be installed in all public and parochial schools in the city without charge. THE MEASURE authorizes the company to use city utility poles for television cables at a rental fee of ?3.25 per year. Rental agreement between the city and Jerrold would be made through the city board of works. Under the terms, of the proposal, the company must post a "performance" bond of $25,000 with the clerk-treasurer. It also specifies that the company may not engage in the sale or servicing of television or radio receivers, pay television, or in the sale of advertising. The company may not compel anyone to use its services. The proposed ordinance also outlines requirements for insurance protection, maintenance, and erection of company posts and antennas. THE POSSIBILITY of installing a cable television system here has been a subject of discussion for several months. Jerrold has been one of three firms competing for a franchise, and opposition to any system has been made by a group of television service companies. Councilman Alfred Boatman was one of two members contacted by the Pharos-Tribune Friday morning. The other five were out of the city or could not be reached by phone. Boatman said the council's decision May 7 to award the franchise to Jerrold was based en that company being first to appear before the council and the first to appear with "solid" proposals. HE SAID identical letters were sent to all three applicants asking that each be prepared to give spe- BUILD LOGANSPORT BYPASS— One of six big earth movers being used to construct the Indiana 29 bypass west of Logansport is shown in action here north of the Wabash river bridge. The fill dirt is being obtained from nearby land. Work on the last two bridges for the bypass will start later this month. (Staff Photo.) (Continued on Page 10) ^apportion Plan Offered INDIANAPOLIS («PQ-A new approach to reapportionment was Jffered today by a Hoosier lawmaker at a public hearing spon- ored by the Democratic State n latform Advisory Committee. The committee, headed by rreyble McFarland, planned a .aylong session here to conclude a series of district hearings pre- laratory to drafting the party ilatform for presentation to the tale convention June 22, State Rep. Carrol M. Dennis, )-tidianapolis,' urged the commit- ee to incorporate into its plat- orm. this statement: "The Legislative Adviiory Com- tu'ssion shall be required to ap- >omt a subcommittee to study the tatistical accounts of the 1980 ensus of the United States and )btain from its information a total f all male citizens over the age if 21 years and all female aliens over the age of 21 years in aeh of the 92 counties in the state f Indiana. The information shall e compiled and reported to the ext session of the General As- embly." Ignored Since 1921 Dennis argued that the legisla- ure,' which meets in January, len could proceed with reappor- onment as specified in the State onstitution. Although the Consti- ution calls for reapportionment ice each six years, such a re- lignment has not been carried ut since 1931, and the rural coun- es are able to dominate the ur- an areas. Dennis maintained that since le LAC is an interim body of the jeneral Assembly, its count would meet the • requirement "to cause n enumeration to be made." He aid that "one of the greatest con- iitutional minds in' the State of Indiana," whom he did not identify, had assured him the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitu- ton, giving women the right to vote, eliminates the need for amending the state constitution. Opponents of reapportionment during the past three decades have argued that the State Constitution first must be amended to include a reference to females 'as well as males. 'The 19th Amendment is self- executing in striking from state constitutions and statutes the word 'male' wherever it is used in defining electors," Dennis fold the committee. AIRLINE WALKOUT JFK Lacks Power To Prevent Strike WASHINGTON (OPI) — President Kennedy will be compelled to seek new powers' from Con. gress if the flight engineers go on strike against three of the lion's biggest airlines, administration officials said today. Any requeue by'Kennedy for legislation to deal with the walkout apparently would call for authority to seize the airlines or some form of compulsory arbitration. .Either request probably would face stiff opposition from Congress in t'his election year. Fire Levels Largest Barn In Carroll Co. DELPHI — Fire Friday morning ctestroyed'Hhe largest cement olock barn in:Carroll county -and over 4,000 five-week-old 'turkeys being raised fir the 1962 Thanksgiving market. The building and stock were owned by Virgil Gray, of rural route 4, Delphi. Fire departments from Delphi, Flora and Rossville were called, 3Ut the blaze was out of control when they arrived.' The large cement block building, a four-story structure containing 33,000 square feet, was totally destroyed. Another building,, also with four^ floors but somewhat smaller, was destroyed. : A third building containing two sower generators was ruined by the fire. Gray told authorities that they were grinding corn cobs outside of the building Friday morning and apparently a foreign object went through the machine which possibly started the fire. The fire started about 9:45 a.m. on the Gray farm located, about 2'/s miles south of Delphi. The buildings and the turkeys were, insured. The fire departments managed to control the spread of the blaze and,save another large building containing between 12,000 anct 13,000 young turkeys. Gray stated that' they normally raise about 50,000 turkeys a year. The Engineers' Union pursued a "keep-em-guessing" 'policy on its strike plans while its leaders decide whether .to buck Kennedy's strong appeal for a settlement. The Chief Executive urged the union to consider its "public responsibility"" and abandon any idea of walkouts against Pan American, Eastern and Trans World Airlines. Kennedy to'ld his news conference Thursday that he would have to '.'consider what will be the proper action" if the flight engineers continued to.spurn Jiis plea for arbitration or some other strike-free settlement procedure, It appeared likely that union president Ron Brown, .who said a walkout appeared certain, a f ter negotiations collapsed, would, reply to Kennedy's truce bid today. About 1,700 engineers were reported ready to strike to back up demands for greater job security, higher, wages and shorter hours in the 20-month-old dispute with the-three carriers. The mam 'issue centers on qualifications and duties of the "third man" on jet flight crews when they are reduced from four to three men. The union leaders say that government-backed proposals for easing the change would jeopardize flight engineer jobs by placing the organization under domination of .the air line pilots. The President said the stoppage would.idle 40 per cent of the nation's air service, displace 62,000 other airline workers and halt American^flag flights overseas. This, he said, would seriously damage the economy and the public- welfare. ' , ' and on Sunday Cass United Fund Director Logansport's Parks To Find Family Ask for Help A former Ptilaski county resident Friday appealed for help in locating her mother and two brothers whom she has not seen or heard from in 45 years. 'Mrs. France? Sliva, 49, of 5«I South 49th St., Omaha, Neb., was Nina Viola Van Meter, daughter of Cecil and Mae Harrison Van Meter, when she was placed in the Cass county children's home by the Pulasfci Board of Children's Guardian in 1916 shortly before her fourth birthday. The first event in her life 'that she dan remember was when she was turned over to the local Catholic sisters<on Aug. 8, 1916, three months after she was placed in the Children's home here. Eleven days, later she was placed with Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Placsek, of Tarnov, Neb., who adopted her. Both of her brothers are older than she. Harley, born April 11, 1909, in White county, was placed with a foster family on a farm in Pulaski county on April 17, 1917 and Edgar was placed with another foster family.on a Pulaski county farm on, Dec. 9, 1919, according to state records obtained by Mrs. Sliva. On Dec, 10, 1924, their mother, then Mrs. George Dahl, of Louisville, Ky., wrote to the State Board of Charities, asking about her children.' That letter, which has been on file all these years, has been turned over to Mrs. Sliva.. State records show that in the spring of 1928 Harley was living with his mother in Headlee and Edgar had visited them there but later returned to his foster parents, Mr; and'.Mrs. Robert Carroll, route 4, Winamac. . Mrs. Sliva said she .has spent the last two.days..tryi.hg. to find some trace of her brothers and mother, She'is the mother of 10 children and also has 25 grandchildren. 'NO COLLUSION 1 Solvents Firm Denies Charges WASHINGTON (UPI) - The president of a company which ez- tended Billie Sol Estes 'more than $5 million in credits today angrily denied charges he got inside in' formation from the Agriculture Department on its farm program. He said allegations to this effect were reckless, preposterous and without foundations. Maynard C. Wheeler, president of Commercial Solvents Corp., New York, made the denial in an opening statement before a House intergovernmental operations subcommittee investigating (Estes' tangled affairs. The west Texas financier is under indictment on charges of fraud. Wheeler said it was "unfortunate—and most unfair—that such a reckless charge should be made even before this. , .inquiry is finished." The charge of a three-way collusion between officials of Commercial Solvents, the Agriculture Department and Estes was made Thursday by Hep. Ross Bass, D- Tenn., a subcommittee member. Timing of Agreement AC- issue was the timing of Commercial Solvents' agreement to lend Estes money on income from his government grain storage contract. •Bass said there was a "clear area of collusion" because the department agreed to sign over his grain storage income to Commercial' Solvents "before they gave him (Estes) the contract." Wheeler insisted that the assignment to Commercial Solvents was "not approved by agriculture before the contract was approved." Wheeler told the subcommittee chairman, L.H. Fountain, D-N.C., that "A simple inquiry,.. could have served as an alert against such a reckless and unfounded charge." A "personal and confidential" letter from a former Agriculture Department economist, Martin Sorkin, to Wheeler was placed in the hearing record Thursday by the subcommittee in its efforts to show there was collusion by Commercial Solvents..and certain Agriculture Department employes Astronaut Training WA-SHWGTPN -(<UPI)—Navy Lt. Charles D. Schoonover, Indianapolis, Ind., is one ,of 10 Navy and two Marine • Corps aviators selected Friday for training which could lead to selection as astronauts. The Defense Department announced Thursday that the 12 officers had been chosen to begin training'Oct. 30 at the Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent, Md. The training fulfills one of the requirements for spacemen, v. Indiana Port Given Clean Bill of Health WASHINGTON (UPD-The Public Health Service has given a clean bill of health to the proposed $67 million deep-water port at Burns Ditch, Ind., Rep. J. Edward Roush, D-Ind., said today. Reports have 'been sent to the Army Corps of Engineers by the service's water supply and pollution control center, mosquito control service,-, and communicable disease center. The engineers already have approved the project as economically feasible. ;The Pollution Control Center was the only agency to qualify its endorsement by noting that some pollution undoubtedly woul'd result from the industrial complex at the port site and the vessels using the harbor, Roush said. But PCC takes the view that there is no .pollution that cannot- fee controlled, he said; "This is a step in the right direction," Roush said. He and other members of the Indiana congressional delegation are sponsor, ing legislation to authorize the port. He noted the report was submitted well in advance of the mid-July deadline, commended PHS for speeding the work, and added that he hoped the Interior Department would do the same. Clinton Green, executive secretary of the Indiana Port Commission, told newsmen last month that Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall promised to "expedite" his department's report so that the proposal could be submitted to the Budget Bureau for its importan' analysis. Once this is at hand, the Hoo siers plan to press for congres sional approval, and hope to win that this year. The PHS report specified, Roush said, that "adequate measures must be provided by the developers to prevent the discharge o any waste, raw or treated, from vessels, municipal, or industry, in the vicinity of public water supply intakes or established public beaches." This same provision was in the Army Engineers' report of last March, when it was estimated the project would return $1.50 in benefits for each $1 of the federal government's $25 million share ol the port costs, Roush said. The engineers' report also spec! fied that the project would be economically feasible only if a fully-integrated steel mill were 'built at the port site. NEW PARKING LOT—Wprk beam Wednesday morning on a new parking Jot at Memorial hospital. The facility, which adjoins the present lot, will double the capacity, providing much-needed space lor hospital visitors and employes. (Staff Photo.) Finish Work In Year Construction of the last two bridges for Loganspoii's Indiana 29 bypaiis west of the city will begin the week of June 25, it was announced Friday by the Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., of Goshen, which submitted the low i>id of $342,813.86 for the structures. Tile two bridges are scheduled For completion July 1, next year. One is H four-span reinforced concrete g:rder andi continuous steel beam structure which will form the interchange over U. S. 24 at Dunkirk, and the other is a three- span structure over the Pennsylvania railroad immediately south of the interchange. The ;itatc, the contractor, and other interested parties will have a preliminnry conference next Thursday about the work. Then; will be fill to build up the height of the road north of the U. S. I!4 interchange. There also will Ixi fill for a short distance south of the interchange, tyin.s it in with the bridge over the Pennsylvania tracks. Although there are presently 11 railroad tracks there, seven will be removed, leaving only four for the bridge to span. Meanwhile, work is progressing on the bypass road, the contract for which was awarded in March to the Engineering Construction Corporation and the Stuc!el;aker Construction Co. of this city. Their joint bid for that p." ' of the work was .$1,245,347. The hauling of fill dirt to the area north of the bridge over the Wabash river was started in April. The bypass is scheduled to be opened for traffic by Sept. 1, 1963. ANGRY TAXPAYER BURNS DOWN BARN OVER ASSESSMENT Jutlson Dillon, an angry taxpayer from near Culver who was disgruntled over the high tax assessment on his big wooden barn, burned it to the ground Wednesday night. He said, "I figured I didn't need the barn that much," The leaping flames brought curious onlookers to the scene as fire trucks stood by to see that the lire didn't spread. The blaze w:»s visible in Lcitcrs Ford, 10 mileii away. Dillon had informed (he Culver fire department of his plans to burn the barn. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Fair and a little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warm. Low tonight 55 to 60. High Saturday 80 to 35. Central & South Indiana Fair and a little warmer hrough Saturday. Low tonight in he 5<is. High Saturday 78 to 84., Suniiet today 8:15 p.m. Sunrise Saturday 5:16 a.m. Outlook for Sunday: Fair and warm. Lows 58 to 64. Highs in. the 80s. THURSDAY 11 a.m., "" Noon., 1 p.m.. 2 p.m.. 3 p.m.., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., .70 ...71 ,..72 ...78 ,..82 gj '....'..»2 7 p.m 83 8p.ni 75 9 p.m 71 10 p.m 67 11 p.m 67 Mid 65 FRIDAY lii.rn G2 2a.m 60 3a.m 59 4a.m 58 5u.ni 55 6a.m. 55 7n.m fiS 8n.ni M 9a.m G9 10a.ni 70 lla.m 73 Noon 75 Ip.m 78 2 p.m 80 High Year Ago 66 Lo\r Year Ago , 59 Barometer B;iro. at 2 p.m., 29.80, steady River at 7 a.m.,. 4.88

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