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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 17, 1962
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Reds Ambush N.Y. Justice Is Convicted In Court Fix NEW YORK (AP) - State Supreme Court Justice J. Vincent Keogh, a former William O'Dwyer aide who once aspired to his boss' job as mayor, was convicted Saturday night of trying to fix a federal court case. A federal jury of nine men and three women debated three days to reach a verdict of guilty in a $35,000 bribery to lighten a bankruptcy fraud case sentence. Convicted with the 50-year-old veteran of 12 years on the trial court bench were a former assistant U.S. attorney of Brooklyn, El liott Kahaner, 3G, and labor racketeer Antonio (Tony Ducks) Coral, lo, 47. They face sentences of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. U.S. Dist. Judge Edward Weinfeld set July 17 for sentencing. Keogh, who wore a debonair smile through the month-long trial —until the tensions of the long jury deliberations began to break through his urbane manner—told reporters after the verdict: "I am innocent. Nothing anyone can say or do can change that fact. My attorneys will press my appeal from this unjust conviction as soon as possible." He apparently was stunned by the verdict and remained seated for 10 minutes after court was adjourned. His wife of 20 years, the former Rosemary Agnes Brick- turned toward a window to conceal her emotions. Kahaner and his wife left the courtroom immediately without speaking to reporters. Corallo, who has a long record of arrests but only one conviction—a narcotics count—tipped his straw hat at a rakish angle and ambled from the courtroom with a smile. Dr. Robert M. Erdman, 43, an orthopedic surgeon of Manhattan and admitted go-between in the fix attempt, testified that he paid Keogh $22,500 and Kahaner $12,500 to use their influence in behalf of Sanford Moore. Corallo, Erdman said, bribe money. helped raise the Moore, 44, a former New York City policeman who went broke as operator of a chain of juke boxes on Long Island, admitted concealing $100,000 in assets from the receivers in his bankruptcy proceedings. The Moore case was before U.S. Dist. Judge Leo F. Rayfiel, a friend of Keogh and former congressman with Keogh's brother, Hep. Eugene J. Keogh, D-N.Y. Fire Ravages Art Center SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Fire ravaged the South Bend Art center early Saturday, 'but firemen carried numerous works of art from ihe two-story, stone and frame building. Harold Zisla, art center director, estimated the loss may total 5125,000, all but $40,000 in damage to the structure. It was built in 1889 as the carriage house on the Studebaker family estate. Fairmcn said it may have been caused by flames from a gas- operated, ceramic kiln on the second floor. The blaze was brought under •control in two hours, but only after the interior and wooden roof were destroyed. The fieldstone walls remained. The center was operated by the city school system and held art classes for adults. Among the objects destroyed by flames, smoke and water were about 200 oil and water color paintings and pieces of sculpture. Firemen saved most of an exhibit by 40 Indiana and Michigan artists. Works on display in a rental gallery were also carried cut. Flames did not spread to the main building of the estate, now the E.M. Morris School for Crippled Children. THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PRESS UNITED PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 IOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 196Z. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS Woman Is Injured In Car Crash Mrs. Edna J.. Jaehrlich, 47, of Milwaukee, Wis., received injuries to her left knee and left leg in an accident on U.S. 35, one mile north of Galveston, at 7:55 p.m. Satuurday. The woman's husband, Herman, 53, was driving a north-bound 1959 model station wagon, pulling a house trailer, which began to swing back and forth, causing Jaehrlich to lose control of the aulo. The vehicles jack-knifed and turned on their sides at the edge of the pavement, investigators said. Jaehrlich and his wife's daughter, Lila LaBlanc, of Coloma, Wis., also a passenger in the car, were not injured. Mrs. Jaehrlich was taken to St. Joseph's hospital, Kokomo. Damage to the car was estimated at $100, while the trailer was nearly a total loss. Investigating were Deputy Sheriff Rex Harris, Trooper John Gaylor and Malcolm Taylor, Galveston town marshal. 1 Killed In Train Crash DAYTON, Ohio (AP)-One man was killed and another critically injured late Saturday when a diesel engine slammed into the rear of another New York Central freight train near West Carrollton about 10 miles southwest of here. The one train had stopped because of engine trouble, railroad officials said. The second, an engine, caboose and possibly one or two cars, had just left West Carrollton when it came on the slopped train. The diesel smashed into the stopped caboose and derailed four other cars. Two crewmen on the stopped train saw the diesel bearing down on them and managed to leap from the caboose moments before the collision. A railroad yard superintendent at nearby Middletown said the dead crewman was Alvin York of Sharonville, a Cincinnati suburb, the firemen of the moving train. Checks Available For Township Units .Township trustees and officials of incorporated towns may pick up their checks for the distribution of spring property taxes at the county auditor's office at any time, Auditor Raymont Beckley said Saturday. The checks have been ready for distribution since Friday morning Beckley said. The total amount being distributed to the various tax units of the county is $2,272,912.17. Mail Boxes Broken Along Kokomo Pike Three mail boxes on County Road 300 South near the Kokomo pike were broken off by a car traveling along the road at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Bernard Leavitt. The sheriff said that he has a description of the car and an e'ffort was being made to locate the driver. CAK AND TRAILER UPSET — A Wisconsin woman was injured when this car and house trailer went out oC control and turned on their sides one mile north of Galveston on U.S. 35 Saturday evening. The driver and another passenger in the car escaped injury. (Staff Photo) Flight Engineers Brush Off JFK Warning, Arrange Airlines Strike WASHINGTON (AP) — The Flight Engineers International Association brushed off a warning by President Kennedy and announced Saturday it will strike in ils wrangle with three of the nation's largest airlines. But the union left up in the air exactly when the walkout will begin and whether it will be directed against all or one of the lines- Eastern Air Lines, Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines. "We will not be able to tell you until late tonight or early tomorrow," said a union spokesman. "We still have several people to get in touch with. We are doing this as fast as possible." The decision to strike—made in defiance of Kennedy's strong appeal—was taken after a meeting of 400 flight engineers in New York and a flurry of cross-country telephone calls to union officers. A strike on the three airlines would ground 40 per cent of the nation's commercial airline service, amounting to an average of 60,000 domestic and 20,000 international passengers daily. Don Byrne, press representative of the flight engineers, said union officials had not been in touch with any government officials during the day. "We don't believe the government has any interest in this any more," he said. The calls that poured in and out o£ the union office connected President Ronald A. Brown with union officials in New York, Miami and Kansas City. Joining in the decision lo strike were H. S. Dietrich in Kansas City, president of the TWA chap- ler; Jack Robertson in Miami, licad of the Eastern chapter, and Paul Chorbajian in New York, the Pan Am chapter president. The flight engineers have rejected Kennedy's settlement formula, agreeing to arbitrate all issues except the big one—a' drawn- Moss. GOP Names Lodge To Battle Another Kennedy In Fall Election WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)Massachusetts Republicans chose another Lodge on Saturday to fight for a seat in the U.S. Senate for which another Kennedy is aiming this fall. George Cabot Lodge won the GOP state convention endorsement for senator in a neck-and- neck battle which was finally decided only by the last three of the 40 districts. Lodge, 34, defeated veteran Rep. Laurence Curtis, 68, for the endorsement after the lead had see-sawed back and forth several times. The final vote was Lodge 936 and Curtis 848. Republicans expect that Lodge will face in the November election Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, youngest brother of President Ken- nedy, who won the endorsement for senator at the Democratic convention a week ago. Kennedy, however, faces a primary fight with State Atty. Gen.' Edward J. McCormack Jr., nephew of House Speaker John W. McCormack, D-Mass. McCormack withdrew from the convention contest before the balloting was completed. When it halted, the vote stood 691 for Kennedy and 360 for McCormack. The Republicans endorsed Gov. John A. Volpe by acclamation for renomination for a second term. Volpe promised Lodge his support "down the line . . .- all the Way." Curtis said he would make no immediate statement on whether he would battle Lodge in the September primary. The Senate seat sought formerly was held by John F. Kennedy, who resigned after becoming President. The interim incumbent, Sen. Benjamin F. .Smith, was named to succeed the President and is not contesting to retain the seat. Another prominent name candidate, Harvard Prof. II. Stuart Hughes, grandson of the late chief justice, Charles Evans Hughes, ha announced as an independent. A. Lodge-Kennedy contest in November would be a new round in a political battle which the Kennedy and Lodge families have fighting for a half .a century. The Senate seat at stake this year was formerly held . by 'Lodge's father, Henry Cabot Lodge, who lost it lo President i Kennedy in 1952. . out controversy over manning jet planes. Kennedy blasted the flight engineers for adamancy in government scttlemen tefforts, warned them »* his news conference Thursday that a strike would hurt the nation's welfare and economy and implied the government would take drastic steps to halt the walkout if it began. However, the government has not disclosed what the steps will be. .There were reports that possible government seiwe of the airlines to keep them flying was being considered. Representatives of the three airlines met for several hours Saturday 'morning with Secretary of labor Arthur J. Goldberg, But Ford Resumes Talks Today DETROIT (AP) — Bargaining sessions between the Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers Union will resume Sunday following what a Ford spokesman termed some progress at Saturday's session. Meetings Saturday broke up after an exchange of charges concerning the origins of the dispute. Shortly before Ihe end of Saturday's sessions, M.M. Cummings, director of Labor relations at Ford, denied a UAW charge that the company had wilfully provoked an Ohio strike which resulted in laying off some 50,000 Ford workers. Saturday's meeting began with a charge by Ken Bannon, UAW Executive Board member; that "Ford deliberately took an entirely local situation and used it for some as yet unknown motive." The firm shut down the last of its auto assembly lines Friday night, contending that the strike of 3,200 workers at Ford's Walton Hills stamping .plant near Cleveland had chocked off stamped parts supplies for all Ford models except the Lincoln Continental. Bannon had charged that Ford renged on agreements in the Ohio dispute. The Walton Hills UAW local struck in a dispute over production quotas in three areas. A management spokesman said 41 additional grievances have been added during negotiations. The plant was one of the last to settle local grievances during national negotiations between Ford and the UAW on a new three-year .wage contract last fall. A partial shutdown at Ford's glass plant in Nashville, Tenn., will idle 1,000 workers, but another 1,000 will be kept on lo keep furnaces going and attend to other duties, a company spokesman said. • ~A total of 10,000 employes at metal stamping plants at Buffalo, Chicago, Dearborn and Monroe, Mich., also will be Said oft Monday. Ford said five truck .assembly plants will continue operating un- i cler present'plans. what decisions were made—if any —were not revealed. Kennedy had urged the 3,000- man union to reconsider a White House proposal ttet the union had turned down—to submit all issues to arbitration, a decision by neutral parties. The airlines said they would go along with the' arbitration, but un. ion chief Brown said the union would not arbitrate the key problem—how to reduce cockpit crews from four men to three. The dispute involves whether the third man will be represented by the engineers' union or the pi' lots' union. 3 IYa/f on People Suffering Burns WALTON—Three members of a Walton family remained in St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, after being burned in an explosion in the basement of their home a Depot and Macy street at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Listed in critical condition Sat urday night was Frantz Emery 3. His father, Keith, 27, was in serious condition, while Roy Smith, 13, who lives in the Emery home, was in fair condition. George Long, assistant chief ol the Walton volunteer fire depart ment, said that the explosion may have been touched off when an accumulation of gas was ignitet as Emery attempted to light a gas hot water heater. There maj have'been a gas leak, Long said .Although the two-story frame house was filled with smoke, damage resulting from the fire Which followed the explosion was confined to a shower curtain and clothes stored in baskets to be ironed in the basement, The other members of the family were not injured. The family had recently moved into the house, and Emery has been farming on land owned by. the Bunker Hill Air Force base. The loss was believed covered by insurance. The victims were taken to St. Joseph's hospital by Dave Cook, a' member of the Walton volunteer .fire department. WEATHER PUBLIC namese Commies Kill 2 U.S. And 15 Others In Attack SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Heavily armed Communist guerrillas smashed an armored South Vietnamese column Saturday near this capital, killing 2 U.S. officers and 15 Vietnamese. The bold ambush 30 miles north of Saigon was carried out with W-caliber machine guns, 57-mm recoilless rifles, land mines and small arms by a guerrilla band of from 300 to 400 men. Not a member of the armored column escaped unhurt, said U.S; sources, who estimated the num- >er of wounded Vietnamese soldiers at 20. All seven vehicles in :he column were heavily damaged and the guerrillas. stripped ;hem of weapons before fading into the jungle. Vietnamese soldiers, aided by a big U.S. helicopter, set out in pursuit of the raiders, but the chase appeared hopeless. Never before had the Viet Cong guerrillas appeared so close to Saigon so heavily armed. They staged their 'ambush, near the :own of Ben Cat after terrorizing villagers into silence. Six U.S. servicemen now have Jeen killed in combat since last December when U.S. military aid was stepped up. A U.S. army sergeant was killed in an action in Central Viet Nam this week. The two U.S. dead, both advisers to the Vietnamese army's 7(h Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division, were riding in a jeop, the third vehicle in the convoy. Rusk Warns Of Accident Causing War CONCORD, N.H. (API-Secretary of State Dean Rusk warned Saturday night the danger of war by accident is being increased by the unchecked nuclear arms race and he appealed anew for an enforceable disarmament agreement. "Only one breakthrough is required," Rusk said. "The Soviet Uuion must realize that it cannot eat the cake of disarmament and keep the cake of secrecy ... It is our hope that the Soviets will come to realize that secrecy is a dangerous anachronism in a nuclear, age." In a speech prepared for the New Hampshire Council on Worlc Affairs, Rusk blamed the Soviet's unwillingness to accept a disarmament inspection and control system for the total failure of al the East-West negotiations to hall the arms race. He said the United States has tried ^many approaches to meel Soviet objections that inspection would only mean Western "espionage" inside the Soviet Union. He declared this country and its Allies will go on trying and he expressed hope that someday "responsible statemanship" in Mos cow will lead to accord. Rusk said all nations of the world are -presently caught in a paradox, declaring that while they are "pouring more and more resources and skill into improving armaments, they are, on balance enjoying less and less security.' "There are four specific dan gers which the East and Wes now share," he said, "which could be the basis for early action in the disarmament iield . SET BONFIRES BERLIN (AP) - West Berliners set bonfires near the Communist wall Saturday night on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the East Germans' abortive revolt against their Red rulers. Temperatures High 94 Yesterday Low 74 NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIANA—Generally fail and continued warm today and Monday. LOWER. MICHIGAN: Partly cloudy and warm - Sunday with scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers, mostly in north portion. High Sunday 82-88. NORTHERN OHIO: Sunny and quite warm Sunday with high around 90, except cooler near Lake Erie. Fair and warm Sunday night. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OHIO: Partly cloudy and a little warmer through Sunday night. High Sundey 85-90, They were not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin. One apparently was killed instantly by a mine explosion. His oody was found in the jeep. The jody of the other was some dis- ;ance away. The Viet Cong began the attack strung along more than a half mile of road. Villagers said (lie Communists hreatened them with death if hey betrayed the ambush to gov- urnment authorities, "You shouldn't get the idea our >eople just walked into this flat boted," a U.S. officer said. "It was a very well planned and executed .ambush. We knew the road was dangerous but no one realized there was a Viet Cong 'orce of that strength in the area." The Viet Cong began the atlacc )y blowing up a civilian truck in 'rout of the convoy with a land nine, killing all its civilian occu- jants. The Communists then deio- laled other mines and poured withering fire into the convoy. The firing lasted only 15 minutes. The convoy consisted of two nilitary trucks, a civilian truck, Jiree armored cars and the jeep. The government forces in Ben Cat heard the firing and sent a rescue unit. But the Viet Cong lad set up a road block with a !elled.tree, and rescuers were delayed a half hour in reaching the ambush site. The bodies of the two officers were brought lo Saigon. Ben Cat is a central town in an area where South Viet Nam has been concentrating on a strategic :iamlet program called "Operation Sunrise." Under the program villagers living in a Communist-controlled area are relocated in new hamlets under heavy guard against Com munist marauders. Elsewhere, a major government operation begun two days earlier 40 miles north of Saigon was still underway. About 1,200 Vietnamese troops, using a new type of armored personnel carrier, were taking part. The operation, supported by U.S. Marine Corps and Army helicopters, was in a region virtually controlled by the Viet Cong near the border of Cambodia. Display 01 Force Made By Castro KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The Castro regime sent troops and tanks to Cardenas Saturday in a display of force intended to crusl what may be a rising tide of counterrevolutionary activity ir the city 70 miles east of Havana. It was the first time since Prime Minister Fidel Castro's seizure of power in January 1959, that his government has taken such action. It appeared to indicate that underground opposition to his regimrt is gaining strenglli and now is regarded as a considerable threat. Castro himself was not seen by television monitors here during the military parade and the other proceedings. However, President Osvaldo Dorlicos look the speaker's platform lo deliver a fiery Castro- style speech in which he warned that from now on counterrevolutionaries will be given neither rest nor truce. It was clear from his words that a counterrevolutionary demonstration of some magnitude took place in Cardenas a few days ago. However, he gave no specific details as lo its nature. Local Scout Attends First Charter Day STEVEN PAUL NOVAK Steven Paul Novak, 14, of troop live has been selected to represent the Three Rivers Council at .he first annual Indiana Charter 3ay in Indianapolis June S*. Novak, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy G. Novak, of 81« Wheatland, will report to Governor Matt Welsh on the progress Jial the local council has made over the last year. He was selected over the 3,000 Scout that are in the local council. His selection was.based on participation in council affairs, outstanding Scout, leadership in his own unit, good citizenship, and participation in church work. Novak first became aquinted with Scouting porgram as a Cub in 1950. He reached the highest rank in the Cubs, the Weblos. In 1958 he became a Boy Scout and four years later he has attained the rank of Eagle. Novak has served as a Den chief, assistance patrol, patrol leader, quartermaster, assistance senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and is an instructor in morse code. He was participated in the sur- vial (raining course in 1961. that was held at Camp Buffalo. He was taken part in Elks Flag Day program, United Fund, tree planting program, at Camp Buffalo and numerous local parades. Novak attends Riley junior high school and lias received the school's citizenship award for the past two years. T ,i school he is a patrol boy, libi urian, and plays basketball. He )•• also rank number one in his eighth grade class .with a 'A' average. Novak attends the Whentland Methodist church and has received attendance pins for four years and has also taken part in various church programs. He is interested in amateur radio, photography, model cars, coin and stamp collecting, fishing and he wants to be an areo- nautical or electrical engineer or teacher. Girl, 15, Escapes injury in Accident Fifteen-year-old Diana Stcinbar- ger, of 837 Helm, appeared io have escaped serious injury when she walked into the side of a moving auto at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, according to city police. Police said that the car, driven by Glen R. Keller, of route 1, Star City, was traveling east on Market and had solwcd down to turn south at Wilkinson. The girl, who was walking south across Market, was not knocked down. She was taken to Memorial hospital for observation. Boswell Charges "Reign of Terror Agonist State In Firing Helpers By THE ASSOCIATED *PRESS Mayor Charles H. Boswell of Indianapolis accused the stale administration Saturday of a "reign of terror" in firing Democrats who support his bid for Ihe party's nomination for U.S. senator. Boswell spoke at a Marion County Democratic Women's Club picnic after State Rep. Birch E. Bayh Jr. ofTerre Haute, the administration's choice for the nomination, addressed a "Women for Better Government" meeting in Indianapolis. "The plans for a Jimmy Hoffa- type convention are now complete," Boswell said. "The reign of terror continues. No matter how many denials come out of the Statehouse, loyal, hardworking Democrats have been fired because they had the courage to fight the 'palace guard.' " The mayor charged that Slate- house pressure on the 2,578 delegates' constitute the same tactics "used by Jimmy Hoffa in his domination of the Teamsters Un- ion . . . Those Teamsters who defy him have found that they lose (heir jobs and their source of livelihood." Boswell said Democrats in Marion, Johnson, Wayne, Montgomery, Fountain, St. Joseph, Lake "and many other counties" have been fired. He charged that slate convention delegates will be "brainwashed" at district caucuses Thursday and asked: "How in the world does I lie stale leadership expect to win an election with a ticket handpicked in advance of the convention?" Bayh, following his policy of not commenting on Boswell's remarks, told women at the meeting he addressed that all Americans must share the responsibil- In Today's Issue. ity for removing discrimination from Ihe nation. The Terre Haule legislator's speech was his last scheduled one before the stale convention next Friday. He said- any practice which penalizes an American citizen because of his religion, race, national origin, age, or physical or menial condition is wrong. Bayh recalled that it was only in 1920 that women won their fight against discrimination by gelling the right lo vote. "Because of the recenlness at their campaign for freedom, women should be more keenly aware of the threat to our entire democratic structure posed by discrimination in any area," he said. Read the feature on Southeast Asia, page 5. A story on Logansport's Parks, page 18. Activities of the County United Fund Director, page 23. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer tie in, U.S. Open, page 7. ~, V — —- X-

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