Page 1 article text (OCR)
2 Top State LIBRAE1 ontests •*• * COOLER WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE' LOGANSPOKT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 19,. 1962. I'or All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents RAILROADS REGIN CUTRACKS AWAIT VOTING Ristine Lashes Kennedy, Welsh INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-Lt. Gov. Richard 0. Ristine, keynoting the Indiana Republican State Convention, charged today a "weird and dangerous clutter of infantile ideas and neurotic frustrations" exists in Washington in the Kennedy administration. Ristine, top GOP official in the Statehouse, also charged that Governor Welsh, a Democrat, is a man of large boasts and small performance. Ristine's address highlighted the opening activities of a biennial convention whose delegates were sobered by the convention-eve deaths of one. of their leaders and one of the 20 candidates seeking 13 nominations for places- on the state ticket in next fall's election. The convention was gaveled to order at 10:17 a.m., with interest centered on contests for the state treasurer and school superintendent nominations. Former Indiana Appellate Court Judge Wilbur A. Royse of Indianapolis died of a heart attack a few hours before the convention opened, reducing the number of contests for the state ticket to three. Royse, 64, died of a heart attack which felled him and Hamilton County GOP chairman Walter McConnell, 67, Noblesville, in 96- degree hoat on the eve of the convention as 2,670 delegates gathered to choose their fall election slate. McConnell also died. . Battle For Treasurer Yawning delegates to the dull convention perked up slightly when a merry littla fracas developed over the nomination for state treasurer. With Sen. Homer E. Capehart and six other candidates, five of them incumbents, unopposed and sure of nomination, the delegates found something to talk about in the battle between State Treasurer Robert E. Hughes and Clarence T. Drayer, Indianapolis, director of the State Division of Public Works and Supply under former Gov. Harold W. Handley. There were no signs of feverish interest over the spirited combat for superintendent of public instruction in which Alvin C. Cast, Kentlanc!, former GOP state chairman, was the favorite over two challengers, James Beasley, Odon, Daviess County school superintendent, and Richard Wells, Valparaiso, Gary schoolteacher. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy, cooler and less humid this afternoon. Fair with little temperature change tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 55 to 60. High Wednesday 75 to 82. Central & South Indiana iParfly cloudy and mild this afternoon. Fair and a little cooler tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy -and mild. Low tonight 58 to 65. High Wednesday 77 to 85. It likewise was difficult for the delegates to become enthusiastic over the fact that five aspirants were struggling lo become the nominees for the two vacant posts in,the Appellate Court, Northern Division. These hopefuls are Charles W. Cook, Carmel; Donald R. Mote, Wabash; Donald H. Hunter, LaGrange; Oscar Strom, Gary, and J. Van Brown, Rochester. Assured of Nominations Joseph 0. Carson, North Vernon, and French Clements, Evansville, were assured of appellate court nominations from • -the Southern Division after Royse's death. The other unchallenged candidates, who will be nominated by acclamation are Secretary of State Charles 0. Hendricks, State Auditor Mrs. Dorothy Gardner; Mrs. Clayton Bond, Liberty, candidate for clerk of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, arid three Supreme Court justices seeking re- nomination — Norman F. Arterburn, Vincennes; 'Arch N. Bobbitt, Indianapolis, • and Frederick K. Landis, Loganspprt.' Eleventh District Chairman .H. Dale Brown headed the Drayer campaign and reports also circulated that former Gov. Ralph F. Gates was drumming up out- state backing for Drayer. Hughes, who has been criticized for being absent from his office too often, is regarded as belonging to the party group headed by former Sen. William E. Jenner and Robert Matthews,. Indianapolis, 'ormer state chairman. In the foreground is a dispute over the allotments of slate de- x>sils to various banks with which rlughes has potent jurisdiction. Claims Are Disputed Brown's claims of a Drayer vie ;ory were disputed by Hughes, who said "I am confident that we are in very good shape vote- wise." "Even the Marion County dele- ;ation will not go solidly against ne. "I have had assurances from seven districts that they will stick by me—but I am not at liberty to release the numbers of the dis- ;ricts," Hughes said. Brown maintained that Hughe.' .s in the doghouse with the GOP State Finance Committee, bul Hughes explained that he had refused a request from the Finance Committee to "use the- pressure of his office" to help reduce the deficit of the State .Committee., It looks like a close race. Capehart will be renominatec for his fourth six-year term anc many of his ideas were incorpor ated in the party platform. He provided a little relief from the sad atmosphere about the hole lobbies by hiring a German baric to play merry tunes. Sunset today 8:16 p.m. Sunrise Wednesday 5:17 a.m. Outlook for Thursday: Fair and mild. Little temperature change. MONDAY lla.ni 88 Noon 90 1p.m.......91 2 p.m 92 3 p.m 83 4 p.m. *...94 5 p.m. 6 p.m. .. 7 p.m. . 8 p.m. ,. 9 p.m. .. 10 p.m. .. llp.m... Mid ..94 ..84 ...84 ..79 ..75 ..72 ..72 ...71 TUESDAY la.m .71 2 a.m.. 3 a.m.. 4a.m.. 5 a.m.. 6 a.m.. 7a.m 68 8a.m 68 9a.m 71 10 a.m.. 11 a.m.. ,.71 ..70 ..69 ..08 ..66 Noon.... 1p.m... 2 p.m., ..72 ..74 ..76 ..77 ..78 High Year Ago—82 Low Year Ago—56 River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.51 Free, as of 7 a.m., .21 SAFE : DRIVERS—Logansport Postmaster Sylvester Kelly, prc- • safe driving; P. G. Babb, rural carrier, three years; J.E. Camp- sonted .safe'driving awards to six post office - employes Tuesday- bell, rural carrier, five years; W. B. Watts, rural carrier, six morning Each received a pin and a certificate. Shown in the years; Postmaster Kelly; C. L. Kline, rural carrier, threa years; picture are (from left): R. P. Gardner, rural carrier; one-year and E. P. Goltry, parcel post carrier, one year. (Staff Photo.) Change Plate Numbers Again INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-Complications set in today for Indiana Motor Vehicles Commissioner Allen Nutting's plan to eliminate letters from 1963 auto license :>late numbers. Nutting, Vho announced two weeks ago the two-letter alphabetical prefixes would be .eliminated after this year, disclosed, today that one letter will be used, but not as a prefix. Nutting said the letter will, follow the one or two-digit prefix which identifies the county, and will precede the vehicle number. "It was found in a trial run of the first plan through the bureau's machine accounting and card punching sections," Nutting said, "that it was virtually. impossible lo distinguish between, for example 5 2345 and 52 345," "As many single alphabetical designations will be useo). as. are required to produce' the plates needed without exceeding a total of seven characters in the entire license number," Nutting said. The letter will be known as "an alphabetical branch prefix." . Board of Works The Board of Works will hold its regular' weekly, meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the City Building. The Board is expected to an: nounce the letting of contracts for three police cars. END HEAT WAVE Storms For 2 Indiana Deaths By United Press International The hottest weather in nearly three years spawned vicious storms across Indiana late' Monday, killing two persons and possibly contributing to the deaths! of several others. Temperatures 1 soared into the sweltering 90s all around the state in a record-itying splurge which had Hoosiers gasping until thunderstorm activity pushed the mercury downward to more comfortable levels. New Castle bore the brunt,of the worst'storm, a windsquall with twister characteristics which destroyed two drive-in restaurants on the city's fringes and blocked highways with fallen trees. Sandra Sue Simmons, 18, R.R, 2, 'Coatesville, was killed by a lightning bolt which struck her as she walked .across U.S. 40 at; its intersection with" Indiana 75 near Now You Know By United Press International The first zoo recorded in-history was founded in China by the first emporer of the Chpu dynasty who reigned about 1100 B.C. It was called the "Intelligence Park." U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPD—The lowest temperature reported by the U.S. Weather Bureau today was 38 degrees at Drummond, Mont. The highest Monday was 109 at Thermal, CaMf. Greencastle. Barbara Ann Trees, 13, Pensacola, Fla., was electrocuted when she tripped; over a tree limb and fell against-a live electrical wire knocked down by a storm at Greenfield.' Barbara was visiting her grandparents when the accident happened as she ran home from a swimming pool after the storm passed by. At Evansville, Calvin Roberts, about 60, Columbia, Tenn., died in a fall from the roof of a school. Authorities' said he may have died of a heat stroke since fellow workers said he complained of feeling ill in the 96-degree heat shortly before he rolled off the roof. The mercury climbed to 96 Indianapolis and Evansville, 95 a< Lafayette, 93 at South Bend anc 92 at F,ort Wayne. The 96-degree reading; in' .the Hoosier' capita was the hottest temperature there since June 30, 1959, and as hot as any June day since 1954.. It also 'tied a 74-year record for the date Scattered thundershowers may occur in the far soiith but else where the weather conditions through 'Thursday will" be mostly fair. The storm activity which hi' east central portions of the state from , Indianapolis . to near the "Ohio 'state line came soon after a severe weather forecast was is sued for points farther north. Bu severe storms in the upstate area failed to .materialize.- • Delphi Man Suffers Bums DELPHI-Elwood Riley, 53, o Tippecanoe Heights on the Tippe canoe River northwest of Delphi was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning after sufferin second and third degree burn over 50 percent of his body. -Riley, wlio is a semirinvalic suffered th® severe bums whil attempting to fill his cigarett ighter with fluid Monday eve ning. The accident occurred abou i:30 p.m. Monday. Riley spillei [ighter fluid over his body am then ignited the lighter. The entir front of his body burst int [lames. A NEIGHBOR, Mrs. Emmei Penrod, heard him calling for he! and she summoned the Sheriff department! and the fire depar ment. He was rushed to St, Eliza beth's hospital in the Eikenberr ambulance.! Riley's wife was working in La fayette at the time of the ace dent. ' Riley was taken to the inlensiv care ward at the hospital. GOP Convention Sidelights INDIANAPOLIS (Special)-The safest bet anyone could have made Tuesday was that Machine No. 24, the one used by delegates of Cass, Carroll and Benton counties, would show a big vote for Clarence Drayer for state treasurer. The same was true -for Machine No. 26,, used by Fulton, Pulaski, Jasper and Newton counties. In fact most of the second district has no love for State Treasurer Robert Hughes, who filed at the last minute two years ago against Clyde Black of Logansport. The Hughes forces worked against both Black and Alvin Cast, then a candidate for lieutenant-governor, two years ago. They also worked against Congressman Halleck, -and his brother, Dr. Harold Halleck, Pulaski - GOP chairman, had been waiting for a chance to, settle the score. Second district delegates had a good laugh at their caucus session when the chairman revealed that the election of the district's convention officials had' all baen arranged in advance. When complete silence followed his request for nominations for the .credentials committee member, Al Cast said, "We had two meetings and had this thing all set up. Where is the person who is supposed to make this nomination?" The nomination then was .made and -the election proceeded without any more slip- ups.' ' State Supreme Court. Judge Frederick Landis, Lpgansport, although unopposed for 1 renomina- tion, had a "hospitality room" on the eighth floor of the Claypopl hotel where he greeted delegates and served them punch and cook- Mrs, Leland Smith, wife of the Cass GOP ..chairman, ind their daughter, Susanrie, ;a recent De- Pauw graduate, served ap hostesses at the -second district headquarters on the fifth floor of the Claypool Monday night. Mrs. Harold Halleek,,! wife of the Puiaski GOP chairman, was unable to attend the convention because she was injured a week ago in a fall off a ladder while she was washing windows at her home in Winamac., She is.getting around on crutches. There, always are some slip-ups in the feverish pre-convention activity. 'Mrs. Esther Guthridge, second district GOP vice-chairman, bewailed the fact that Fred McCain, Carroll county farmer and husband of the Carroll vice-chairman, was not on the list of convention clerks, where she had intended to put him. Republicans definitely • don'l have the flair fdr Wgh-jinKs that the Democrats have. Although there was the usual crowd of delegates jamming the stairways and halls of the Claypool -Monday night, the bedlam which inevit- qbly accompanies the ^Democratic pre-conyention" activities was noticeably lacking. The nearest thing to it occurred in,the hospitality room of a candidate for appellate court judge, where the twist was done briefly to the music ol a small' band. Although Cass county 1 had its headquarters on the third floor of the Claypool, ,the delegates were too busy making the rounds of the candidates rooms and seeing the sights .to stay there. 'Consequently Chairman .Smith,, canceled the room' reservation Monday night. WHITE COUNTY TOWN FORCED TO EVACUATE CHALMERS — About 400 of .th 500 residents of Chalmers in Whi county were driven from the homes Monday evening when defective ammonia tank sen clouds i of poisonous, gas rollin through the town. State Police and the White com ty Sheriff's department aidet Town Marshal Ray Woolridge evacuate, the residents. Althoug several were temporarily affectec by the ammonia fumes, no on was hospitalized. NEARLY ALL of the 30,000'ga Ions of j ammonia gas escapee from the .tank before worker with gas masks were able to re pair,the damage. Residents in the affected are drove, their cars to roads su rounding;'the town' in .order t escape the fumes. About 100 res dents were not affected by th ammonia gas and remained their homes, THE AMMONIA tank, locate between .Indiana 43 and the .Mi nori Railroad tracks at the soul edge of town, is owned-by th Schrpck Fertilizer Company. Th ammonia is converted into liqui for application as a fertilizer. Most of the families had re turned to their homes by 11 p.m A' few were considered um'nhabi able late last night. Woolridge said an aquarium i the 'community lost about worth of fish. Sheriff Miller sta ed that most of the town's dog and cats became ill when (hey in haled the fumes. Compromise On Controls n Farm Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) - Demo- •atic congressional leaders said >day after a conference with resident Kennedy that Republi- ans were now "on the spot" in ^posing the administration farm rogram. With a vote on the farm bill xpected Thursday in the House, peaker John W. McCormack aid the GOP had been put on the pot by the "amazing disclosure" lat they had decided on a plan f "blind opposition" to the pro- ram. The House planned to open de- ate on the bill today, with liances of approval brighter as result of a compromise on pro- uction controls. McCormack said eaders were "very optimistic" bout its prospects. Interviewed by newsmen follow.- ng the weekly breakfast meeting f Democratic legislative leaders 'ith the President, McCormack efcrred to a letter made public ast week during a House Sub- ommittee investigation of the liliie Sol Estes case. Offer No Alternatives The letter, written by an Eisen- lower administration Agriculture department economist, said GOP eaders agreed last. September, to oppose the Kennedy farm pro- Offset Cost Of Pay Hike CHICAGO (UPD— Five of the nation's major railroads announced Monday they have be>un employment cutbacks to off- et costs of wage increases awarded this 'tnonlh to non-operating personnel. Spokesmen for the Pemisylva- iia and New York Central rail- •oads said they were awaiting instructions. The Rock Island Lines an- ram without offering aHema lives. The Senate already has passed a bill including most of Kennedy's proposals for strict new controls to curb surplus farm production Democratic farm leaders agreec lo the compromise in the'Housi bill with administration approval The changes would relax pro posed production controls on corn and other feed grains by braden ing exemptions already ' written into, the program by the House Agriculuture' Committee. As the House bill stands, feet grain producers woulud be requiri to choose in a referendum be tween accepting acreage controls with high price supports or unlimited production with no supports. H controls were in effect, growers who planted more than their acreage allotments would face cash penalties.' Farmers who planted 25 acres or less in 1959-6(1 could continue planting up to their 1959-60 "base" without penalty, even if this meant they exceeded their allotments under the new program. The key compromise amendment would lift the exemption figure from 25 acres to 40 acres. Another proposed change would grant a somewhat similar exemption to farmers who harvest their corn for silage instead of grain. Other changes would drop oats from the list of feed grains regu- •ated by the program, confining the controls to corn, grain sorghums and barley — as in the Senate bill. A further amendment would limit-to five years any new government contracts to aid farmers in planting trees on acreage now used for crops. nounccd Monday that 300 off-train employes have been laid off and up to 150 more will be fur- oughed within 30 days. The Northern Pacific said it aid off 54 workers last week and more would lose their jobs. The Milwaukee Road said at least 300 off-train employes could expect layoffs. The Missouri Pacific said its layoffs were under way but gave no estimate of the lumber of persons involved. Wayne Johnston, president of the Illinois Central Railroad, said his line would cut 650 persons from its payroll. The St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railway said..it planned a work reduction equal to the increased wage cost resulting from the iti.2- cents 'an • hour average pay boost given 450,000 non-operating employes in a contract settlement this month which was recommended by a presidential emergency board. A spokesman for the Great Northern Railway said it has not yet decided upon layoffs but "wo won't say there won't be" any. The Santa Fe Railroad said it has not yet cut back its payroll but higher costs and cargo slumps may force "adjustments." The Chicago and 'North. Western Railway said a study was being made to 'determine how it will meet the higher wage costs. The Burlington Route and the Erie - Lackawanna said similar studies were under way. J.E. Wolfe, chief of the railroads' negotiating team in tiie bargaining with unions represent- Swimming Classes Planned at Pool •Registrations are now being accepted at the Municipal Pool for the second session of summer swimming instructions, according to Randall Mauck, coordinator of the summer swimming program. The sessions will begin July 9 and end on July 27. Those desiring to register may do so at the pool in the afternoon or evening. Sessions will be held for beginning, intermediate and advanced classes at 9:30 a.m., 10:20 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. each day. , A Junior and Senior life-saving class, will be. taught each day from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. by Don Panton. NO PRESS CONFERENCE WASHINGTON (UP!) — The White'House said today President Kennedy, will not hold a news conference this week. No reason was given. ing 450,000 non-operating employ- es, had warned after the agreement in the 10.2 cents an hour pay hikes -was announced that the pact was likely to bring layoffs. BLOODMOBILE IN NEED OF 150 DONORS MONDAY .About 150 blood.donors are needed when the Red Cross Bloodmobile arrives here Monday to meet the yearly quota of 1,250 pints. The Kiwanis club is sponsoring the visit which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baptist temple. The quota was set at 125 pints for each of 10 visits. This will be the last visit before the end of the fiscal year June 30. The Ki- wanians already have signed up 48 persons. Anyone wishing to make an appointment can call the Red Cross office. LAST YEAR the local chapter exceeded its quota for the first time in 10 years, collecting 106.8 per cent of the quota. Bloodmobilc visits for the fiscal, year 1902-63 were announced' Tuesday by Don Umbai-ger, local chapter president. They will be" July 30, September 13, October 15, November 21, December 28, February 6, March 18, April 23, May 29. and June 28. . Sponsors for the visits still are needed, Umbarger said. Any organization, wishing to become a sponsor can call the Red Cross office. Try Again HONOLULU (UPI)-U.S. Joint- Task Force 8 announced it will make -another attempt tonight to fire its controversial high altitude- nuclear test several hundred miles above Johnston Island, 800- miles southwest of the Hawaiian chain.