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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 18, 1962
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Many Injured In Storms WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leases United Press International News, Photo Wires MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, 1962. For All Newspaper Departments , Telephone 4141" Price Per Copy, Ten Cents GOP SET FOR IOWA, MINNESOTA Strong Winds, Flash Floods By United Press International Hurricane-force winds and ""at least one tornado erupted during ' the night along the edge of a cool front bringing heat wave relief to the" east half of the nation. The violent weather derailed a train, triggered flash floods and caused a number of injuries. At least a dozen persons were Cooler Air To Follow Storms The weatherman forecast cooler weather for Logan-Land Tuesday. The cooling trend, from the hot, humid weather Monday was to follow showers or thunderstorms Monday night. Temperatures ranged into the low 90s throughout Indiana Sun}, day at the humid peak of another' wave of summer weather, and headed for similar levels today. Highs of 90 at Indianapolis and Evansville, 91 at South Bend and 93 at Lafayette were, recorded, with Fort Wayne's 89'the lowest maximum registered. The Indianapolis high matched the season's warmest readings chalked up in mid-May on two consecutive days. The five-day outlook called for a little cooler weather Tuesday but temperatures averaging 2 to 5 degree above normal for (he week. Highs today will range from around 90 to the low 90s, lows tonight from 55 to 72, and highs Tuesday from the mid 80s to around 90. Summer officially arrives in Indiana around 9 : 24 p.m. Thursday. The weekend was dry and warm, and many areas began to feel the need for rain. Showers were not far off, according to the weatherman. He predicted scattered showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and tonight and probably again Tuesday except in the far north, where it will be fair. The outlook for Wednesday was fair to partly cloudy and mild. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy, warm and humid this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms developing late afternoon or evening. Turning • cooler tonight. Tuesday fair and cooler. Low tonight 58 to 64. High Tuesday 80 to 85. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon and tonight. Chance of isolated thundershowers central. Tuesday partly cloudy and warm with chance of scattered -afternoon thundershowers. Low tonight 66 to 72. High Tuesday 86 to 94. Sunset today 8:15 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 5:17 a.m.. . Outlook for Wednesday: Fair and a little cooler. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 80s. SUNDAY MONDAY 2p.m 89 la.m.. 75 3p.m 90 2 a.m 72 4p.m 96 Sa.m 71 Sp.m 97 4a.m 70 (ip.m 97 Sa.m 70 7p.m 95 6a.m 70 gp.m 86 7 a.m 76 9p.m 82 Sa.m 79 Iflp.m 79 9 a.m 81 llp.m 78 10a.ni 84 Mid 75 11 a.m 88 Noon .90 Ip.m ..91 2p.m 92 Hi Year Ago-81 Lo Year Ago—49 Barometer Bare, at 2 p.m., 29.72, falling River Stage River at 3 a.m., 3.61 (hurt in thunderstorms which raked Iowa. A number of persons were injured at a trailer court near Chester, Minn., the U.S. Weather Bureau reported. A tornado swooped from the squall line at Rochester, Minn., damaging a light plane at the airport and flattening at least two barns. A number of cattle were reported killed when a barn overturned on them at Eyota, Minn. Power poles were knocked down and Irees uprooled at Rochester. Several other funnel clouds were seen in the air over southwest Minnesota but failed to touch down. Earlier, the U.S. Weather Bureau reported a tornado at Lake Charles, La., which damaged all homes in one block. Near Waverly, Iowa, wind gusts blew two Illinois Central Railroad boxcars from the tracks, dragging nine other cars of the freight train from the rails. There were no injuries. Iowa Couple Injured , A Decorah, Iowa, couple was injured when a tree limb fell across their car. • Five persons were injured at Oelwein, -Iowa, where the main hangar of the airport was demolished and another hangar damaged, along with eight planes. Near Oelwein a moving auto was picked up from the roadway, carried 100 feet and dropped back on the roadway. Four persons were hurt—one seriously—in the Waterloo, Iowa, area, where ,a thunder storm smashed windows and caused power failures. Broken windows, damaged roofs, downed tree limbs and snapped utility lines were reported at Ames, Iowa. Near Roland, Iowa, a barn was blown down, killing some of the livestock inside. Police radio stations were knocked off the air at Waterloo and Ames, Iowa. The roof of a Waterloo school was severely damaged, a boat house was unroofed, and a department store's furniture-filled display tent flattened by the 69-mile-an-hour wind. Wind gusts of 89 miles an hour were reported-at Rochester, Minn. Iowa highways were blocked By fallen trees. At Sioux City, Iowa, which overcame floods earlier this year on the Big Sioux and Floyd rivers, more lowland flooding was forecast today. U.S. 20 was flooded by Bordeaux Creek near Chadron, Neb. A flash flood at Washburn, Tex. closed U.S. 287, marooning nearly 400 autos, following a 4-inch rain and heavy hail. A thunderstorm- at Wausau, Wis., demolished a dozen barns, felled trees and power poles and blocked highways. Damage was estimated at $100,000, The 8,000 residents of Baraboo, Wis., were left without electric power for three hours and many homes were damaged by falling trees. At nearby Lake Delton Airport -hangars were unroofed and planes damaged. Neenah, Wis., reported the roof blown off a furniture store. Near Withee, Wis., a barn collapsed, killing a number of cattle and injuring others so badly they had to -be destroyed. Trees were downed and an implement firm unroofed at'Watertown^Wis. EGYPTIANS HAD FIRST FOUNTAIN PENS The world's oldest fountain pen is a hollow reed, into which ink was poured for writing. It was found in an Egyptian tomb which was sealed up around 4,000 B. C. And the world's oldest for of modern media advertising is Classified Advertising. A call to 4141 puts'a Classified Ad to work for you! Pharos-Tribune & Press FAMILY WANT ADS Phone 4141 HERE AUG. 15 REUNION IN CASS COUNTY—Mrs.. Frances Sliva, 49, of Omahn, Neb., .her mother whom she has not seen in 45 years, Mrs. George Dahl, 71, of route 1, city, and Mrs. Sliva's 10-year-old Mother's Day Reunion Here Sunday was Father's day for most families, but for Mrs. Frances Sliva, Omaha, Neb., it was really Mother's day as she visited with .the mother she had not' seen for 45 years, Mrs. George Dahl, route 1, city. Mrs. Sliva, who was adopted by a Nebraska family when she was only four years of age, had spent two days in Indiana trying to find a trace of her real mother and two brothers when she. appealed to the Pharos-Tribune Friday morning for help. BY FRIDAY afternoon Mrs. Wayne Fry, of Monticello, a half- sister, had learned of the search and called Mrs. Dahl. Mrs. Sliva and her mother were reunited that evening and Mrs. Dahl saw her 10-year-old granddaughter, Bonnie Lou Sliva, for the first time. Mr. and Mrs. Dahl, Mrs. Sliva, and Bonnie Lou spent Sunday on a sightseeing, trip through this part of the state. They visited Francesville, where • Mrs. - Sliva resided as-a-child, and, had a real reunion, one which both had wanted for years. • ' THEY WERE-planning to,visit Mrs. Sliva's brother,, Harley Van Meter, of 'Miami county, Monday afternoon. Her other brother, Edgar, by coincidence also resides in Nebraska. Both had been adopted by other families when' they were children also. . . Mrs. Sliya, widowed mother of 10 children, will return to Omaha Tuesday, -but,.Mrs. .Dahl .hopes she will come back to Indiana to live. Mrs. Dahl in 1924 had made a futile attempt to trace her daughter following her marriage to Mr. Dahl. The letter which she wrote at that time to the State Board of Charities was turned over to Mrs. Stiva during her search for her mother. daughter, Bonnie Lou, look at the roses at Mrs. Dahl's hcme where the Slivas are, visiting. (Staff Photo.) Demo Keynoter INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Sen. Vance Hartke today was an- nounuced-as-keynote speaker and temporary chairman of Friday's Democratic state nominating convention. State chairman Manfred Core also announced that. State Sen, Marshall Kizer of Plymouth will be permanent chairman and T. Perry Wesley, Spencer, secretary. Name Pastor At Baptist A man who left the legal profession to enter the ministry will become the new pastor of the local Baptist Temple effective Aug. 15, it was announced' Monday by Robert C. George, chairman of the pulpit committee. He is the Rev. E. Clyde Mayfield, a native of Memphis, Tenn., who has been serving as pastor of the First Baptist church at Salem. The Rev. Mr. Mayfield, 38, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement early this month of tho Rev. M. L. Robinson. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he received his LI. B. degree with distinction.'from Southern Law Universily of Memphis, his A. B. degree with distinction from Union University of Jackson, Tenn. t and the B. D. degree from Southern Baptist Theological seminary, Louisville, Ky. He has had two years additional graduate study in the field of New, Testament at the Southern Baptist sera-; inary. , • . ' •. .. • > ' HE; WAS LISTED in'Who's-Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities' and -was licensed to. practice :law'.by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Ordained by the Boulevard Baptist church of Memphis in 1950, he served pastorates in Tennessee while a student in college, and the seminary. • ' ; • • Jri addition to his pastoral duties at Salem, he served as, secretary-treasurer of the Salem Ministerial Association • and as Moderator of the Bethel Association of Baptist churches. He. is presently on the State Board of Promotion of the Indiana Baptist Convention and on the legislative committee of the Indiana Council ol Churches. HIS flilFE IS the former Farris Wiggins; of Memphis. They have four children, Larry, a 1962 graduate .of,'Salem high school, now in the Air Force; Terry, a high school junior next year; Danny 1 , in the seventh .grade next year; and Cynthia Anne, who will be in the first grade. . Now You Know , " Penicillin was. discovered in 1929 by British'scientist Alexander Fleming. REV. E. CLYDE MAYFffiLD Prisoner Dies After Stopping Prison Riot . MONTREAL (UPI)—A prisoner was found dead in a riot-torn St. Vincent de Paul Prison early today. A spokesman formally scl the toll at one dead and 27 injured. MONTREAL.(UPI)' -Hundreds of convicts at a Canadian Alcatraz tried to burn the sprawling island fortress to the ground Sunday at the conclusion of an inmates' baseball game. It took po lice, the army and militiamen to put down the riot. Thirty persons," three .of them guards at the St. Vincent De Pali Federal ' Penitentiary, were wounded in the seven-hour holo caust on the prison complex 20 miles from downtown Montreal. Five were listed-in serious'con- dition and two others were critical. The wounded guards were treated and released. All were taken to the federal, governmenl Queen Mary Veterans Hospital here. The facility .was placed under heavy guard. ,, . : Michel Lecorre, warden-of the 101-year-old prison, and Maj..Gregoir-e Surprenant, regional "director of federal-penitentiaries, were unable to explain the cause of the uprising.- County GOP In Caucus Cass county's delegates to the Republican stale convention left tfonday afternoon for Indianapo- is to attend the district caucus to e held at 7 p.m. in, the House hambers of the State House. County chairman Leland Smith eft Monday morning to make ar- •angements for Cass county's leadquarters .in the Claypool ho- el. District headquarters will be n rooms 520-522 of the same ho- el. CASS . COUNTY'S only candidate for state office, State Su- jreme Court Judge Frederick Lan- lis, is unopposed for renomina- ion in the convention scheduled or Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the State fairgrounds Coliseum. However, another Logan-land candidate does have opposition, le is Attorney J. Van Brown, of locheste'r, candidate for the State Appellate Court bench. The other candidates for the two judgeships rom the northern Indiana dis- rict are Donald Mote of Wabash, Oscar Strom of Gary, Charles 2ook of Carmel, and Donald Hunter of LaGrange. ALTHOUGH SOME Republican: lave urged Clyde Black, local ousiness man, to run against Attorney Robert Hughes in his bic For renoniination as state treasurer, Black said he does not plan to do so. Cass county Republicans are still unhappy about what Hughes did, two years ago, when he filec against Black at the last minute with, the blessing of Crawforc Parker, then a candidate for gov irnor. Black, who will be in charge of .he Cass county headquarters,, indicated Monday he probably will be a candidate in 1964. CASS COUNTY delegates to the state convention are Roger Swanson, James W. Barr, James Kitchell, .Fred Edgerly, Robert S. Justice, Gilbert Merrill, Robert Bah ler, Mark Shepler, Clarence Settlemyre, Joe Hubler, Frederick Mayhill, Robert D. Schmidt, Rus sell Leonard, Earl GangJoff, Car roll Nelson, Oscar Beasey, Elmer Thomas, Charles K. Michael Glenn Miller, Frederick Hanna John T. 'Hillis, Clyde Black, Robert Champion, J. Stewart Buchan an, Frank Tolbert, and John Bower. 3 Burn Victims in Fair Condition WALTON — Three members of a Walton family burned in an explosion, at their home Friday evening were listed in "fair" condition Monday morning. Those injured were Franlz Em- cry, 3, his father, Keith Emery 27 and Roy Smith, 13, who lives in the Emery home. The explosion was believec caused by an accumulation of gas from a hot water heater anc touched; off when Emery attempted to light the heater. Hughes Draws New Opponent By EUGENE J. CADOU INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-A race 'or state treasurer developed today and a three-way fight for state school superintendent broke out into claims and counter-claims :o heighten pre-convention acliv- lies for Indiana Republicans. Clarence T. Drayer, former, director of the State Division of Public Works and Supply, entered ;lie state treasurer race to provide opposition for incumbent Robert E. Hughes of Greenwood on :he eve of the party's biennial state ticket nominating convention. A three-man contest for state superintendent of public inslruc- ion was heightened by claims of Alvin C. Cast, Kentland, former 30P state chairman and one of .he candidates, that he had the support of a majority of the 2,670 delegates and was confident of the nomination. But James K. Beasley of Washington, Daviess County school superintendent, disputed the claims. He said he had 1,600-or more delegates on his side and "I feel sure Cast could not have more than 1,000." Beasley claimed,, almost solid support of the 5th, 6Ui, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Districts and said he has support; from delegates of three counties in Cast's own district, the 2nd. Bcasley charged that Cast's nomination would cost the Republicans 60,000 teacher voles because Cast is not presently a school administrator. Richard Wells, Gary school teacher and third man in the race, charged (hat Cast's candidacy .is pro.bably a buildup for him for the 1964 governor's race. He also charged that Cast believes federal aid to education is "inevitable" while "I am firmly opposed to it." As for. Beasley, Wells said the 7th District already has three representatives in state licket offices.. "I think the Democrats would have a field day in the November campaign if Cast were the nominee due to his connection with the Craig administration at the time Cast was slate chairman," Wells said. Drayer paid his ?825 convention assessment only a short lime before the deadline for filing or withdrawing. Hughes is a leader of the party faction of former Sen. William E. Jenner. Hi' Dale Brciwn, llth District GOP chairman, was successful in talking Drayer into opposing Hughes. Drayer served in the state position during the administration of former Gov. Harold W. Handley. The deadline for filing candidacies was 1 p.m. today. Top office up for grabs on the state ticket next November is that of U.S. senator. But Sen. Homer E. Capehart was scheduled for re-1 nomination wilhout opposition for a try at a fourth term. The convention's 2,070 delegates also will chouse candidates for secretary of state, auditor, superintendent of public instruction, three seats on the Supreme Court, four on the Appellate Court and clerk of the two courts. Conservation Platform Meanwhile, parly leaders drafted a consarvative platform to be submitted to the delegates Tuesday at the convention. Former Gov. Ralph F. Gales, resolutions committee chairman, was chief drafter of the platform. It was expected to go to the right because of the nearly certain nomination Friday by the Democrats of Birch Bayh for senator on a liberal platform. .Other unopposed candidates are the incumbents—Secretary of State Charles 0. Hendricks, Speed; Auditor Dorothy Gardner, Fort Wayne; three Supreme Court members, Arch N. Bobbilt, Indianapolis; Norman F. Artcrburn, Vincennes, and Frederick K. Landis, Logansport, and Mrs. Jean Bond, Liberty, who is running for clerk of the two courts. There is a brisk contest for superintendent of public instruction among Alvin C. Cast, former GOP state chairman; James R. Beasley, Washington, superintendent of Daviess County schools, and Richard Wells, Gary, Six attorneys are battling for the two nominations for the Appellate Court, northern-district. They are Charles W. Cook, Carmel; Donald H. Hunter, LaGrange; J. Van Brown, Rochester; Donald R. Mole, Wabash; Oscar G. Strom, Gary, and Sid M. Cleveland, Anderson. Three men are seeking the two nominations for the Appellate Court, southern district—Wilbur Royse, Indianapolis, former Appellate Court judge; French Clements, Evansville, and Joseph 0. Carson, North Vcrnon. Lackadaisical Atmosphere A lackadaisical atmosphere prevailed about the hotel lobbies, in contrast to other conventions. Instead of spirited lllh hour campaigning of yore, Slate Chairman Thomas A. Gallmeyer scheduled a party campaign workshop immediately after (hu deadline for assess, ment paying this afternoon. Districl caucuses are on the program tonight. Gallmeyer has ordered that all races be balloted at the same lime, a stream-lining procedure to promote fast action. If no one gels a majority on Ihe first ballot, the delegales will vote again for that, office. There will be more hectic operations at the Coliseum Friday when the underdog senatorial aspirant, Indianapolis Mayor Charles H. Boswcll battles the favorite, Bayh, to the hitler end. DRUMS UP ACTIVITIES AT HOME-Pictured som of Mitchell, Indiana. "Gus" returned homo autographing Purdue University's 'largest base Saturday on his first visit there since Ms his- drum in the world" is Astronaut Virgil I. Gris- toric " '' : sub-orbital flight. (UP!)

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