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LOGAKSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY * * ~* * * And Now The Democrats * * CLEAR WE S.PO N SO R ONLY THE WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International Newe, Photo 'Wires WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1962. For All Newepaper Departments Telephone 4141 p & . Copy, Ten Centg WAIT AIRLINE UNION ACTION STATE MEETING Caucuses Set For Thursday INDIANAPOLIS (UPD-Gleeful Democrats, whose state convention show begins with preliminary caucuses Thursday, declared to. day that they will not get into the embarrassing predicament in which the Republican convention found itself late. Tuesday. The GOP convention had been run on the package plan whereby the delegates voted on all contests simultaneously. This led to a near- impasse when .the first balloting failed to produce enough votes for the second of two Appellate Court vacancies in northern Indiana. After the fourth ballot for the vacancy had been tallied, the chagrined convention officials discovered they didn't even have a quorum. So many of the 2,070 delegates had gone home, Republican State Chairman Thomas Gall- Meyer had to admit the convention was unable to fill the vacancy. "We didn'f make any provision for this situation," the'GOP chief sought to the election law to allow County Demos 'Ready 1 John Nicholas, husband'of- the the majority of the delegates pres-'Cass Democratic vicechairman, ent to cast the deciding vote. ! The GOP troubles brought a quick retort from Democratic State Chairman J..Manfred Core. ."As I see it," he declared, "this points to a need for greater enthusiasm in the Republican .party instead of a new law. We feel confident there will be a quorum at all times for a selection of all candidates at the Democratic Con. vention Friday." • ' Core has the odds in his favor since the Democrats will be voting for only one candidate at a time and the only race to dale—for U.S. senator—will be the last to be voted upon. While.State Rep. Birch Bayh, who today paid his $2,500 filing fee, is the overwhelming favorite for nomination as senatorial candidate, Indianapolis Mayor Charles Boswell has made a rip- roaring contest out of this nomination. Boswell, who already has said. After considerable discussion filed for the office, has openly de- and some disagreement about the I tied Governor Welsh, the Demo- procedtu-e, the convention finally cratic party leader. was adjourned at 8 p.m. with the vacancy unfilled. The State Central Committee then held a meeting and named Donald Hunter, LaGrange, to fill the vacancy, in accord with state election laws. To Seek Change Several Republican officials said that an amendment would be Hint DeGaulle, Kennedy Meeting PARIS (UPI) - American officials said today President Kennedy might meet President Charles de Gaulle later this year to resolve some of their problems but French officials said such speculation was "premature." The Americans said nothing had been set up yet but such a development 'would be a "logical" result of the talks here between Secretary of State Dean Rusk and high French officials. Rusk and De Gaulle' talked for an hour and 15 minutes Tuesday and the secretary of state later said it was "most interesting." Other American officials described it as "animated and friendly." The. Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Thursday mostly sunny wilh no important temperature changes. Low tonight in the 50s. Highs Thursday 75 to 82. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon. Generally fair tonight, cooler south. Thursday fair and mild. Low tonight 53 to 62. High Thursday 75 to 83. . Boswell has thrown a verbal barrage ait Welsh, Bayh and the administration advisors. Some of •the quotable comments were that "Welsh has the backbone of a fishing worm" and that Core is running "a Jimmy Hoffa conven- Hopes For Deadlock Marion Mayor Jack Edwards is the third man in the. senatorial race, but conceivably could pull out before the deadline Thursday. Edwards has expressed a hope he might have a chance if the convention deadlocked between Bayh and Boswell, but with all but two districts endorsing Bayh, this seems improbable. Appellate Court Judge John S. Gonas, South Bend, who had at one time announced himself as a senatorial candidate, instead filed for renomination -in the Second District Tuesday. Remy Bierly, •Decatur, also filed for the Second, where two judges are to be chosen. So far, the Democrats have one vacancy left unfilled on their ticket, and that is for First District. Appellate Court. Only one candidate has filed—Paul .Tegart, New Albany. Appellate Court Judges John Ax,. Linton, and Walter Myers Jr., Indianapolis, along with Circuit Judge Frederick Rakestraw, Rochester, are the Supreme Court hopefuls. Three are to be nominated. Other eandidales filed for the Democratic convenlion are Rus. sell Davis, New Caslle, for Secretary of Stale; William Smith, Hartford City, treasurer; Joe j Farina, LaPorte, auditor, and Supt. of Public Instruction William E. Wilson, and Supreme and Appellate Court Clerk Alice White-, cotton, both for re-nomination. Sunset today 8:16 p.m. Sunrise Thursday 5:17 a.m. Outlook for Friday: Fair and. mild. Lows in the 50s. Highs 78 to 85. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 11 a.m ....... 74 1 a.m.. .....60 Noon ...... ..76 2 a.m ....... 59 Ip.m ....... 77 Sa.m ....... 5D 2p.m ....... 78 3p.m ....... 83 4 p.m.. .....94 4 a.m ....... 58 5a.m ....... 57 6 a.m ....... 56 .62 60 62 5p.m ....... 94 7 a.m. 6p.m ....... 84 8 a.m 7p.m ....... 84 9a.m Sp.m ....... 79 10a-jn ....... 65 9p.m ....... 75 11 a.m ....... 69 10 p. m ....... 72 Noon. ....... 70 11 p.m ....... 62 Ip.m ....... 71 Mid ......... 62 2p.m ....... 72 High Year Ago— 82 ' Low Year Ago— 56 Barometer Baro. at 2 p.m., 29.70, steady. River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.50 will serve as sergeant-at-arms, and Mrs. George Klinck will serve as a clerk at the Indiana Democratic convention Friday at In- jdianapolis, it was reported Wednesday. Most of the 23 Cass county delegates to the convention will leave Thursday afternoon in time to attend the second district pre-con- venlion caucus at 7 p.m. Although it is scheduled to be held in the meeting room of the Inlerstale Commerce Commission, State Office Building, the site may be changed because the room is loo small to.hold all of the district delegates, Mrs, Jean Nicholas, Cass vicechairman, .said Wednesday. . • THE DISTRICT organization will be backing the candidacy of. Fullon Circuit Judge Frederick Rakestraw for :.the Indiana Supreme Court. If Judge Rakestraw wins the nomination, he will oppose Judge Frederick Lands, of Logansport, who is seeking reelection' on the Republican ticket. Landis was renominated without opposition Tuesday. Cass delegates to the state convention include Former National Commilteeman Frank McHale, long a power in Democratic politics. County Chairman John Burrough heads the delegation, which also includes Former Chairman Gerald Hershberger, vicechair- man of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. OTHER DELEGATES from Cass county are Randolph Lanning, Eulan Ulerick, llarold Day, Raymond Beckley, Mary McCloskey, Theodore Leonard, Delbert Smith, William Goldsberry, Nelson Berkshire, Herbert Small, George Burkhart, John W, Anderson, George Klinc^ Otto Neumann, Mrs. Jean' Nicholas, George Bubel, Mrs. Frieda Pierce, Martin • Eugene Monahan, Forest Montgomery, and William Huff. Cass party leaders said Wednesday that the local Sentiment in the Serijjte race between Birch Bayh and-,Charles BoSwell-Js virtually unchanged since the Pharos-Tribune poll a week ago showed five delegates definitely for Bayh, two leaning toward him, one for Boswell, and the others undecided'. BOSWELL THIS WEEK sent a large, framed color picture of President and Mrs. Kennedy as a gift to each of the Cass county delegates. Cass and Starke counties, will share convention headquarters in Ihe Claypool. hotel. The district headquarters also will be located there. .Several of the local delegates are planning to attend a reception by Senator, Vance Hartke from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the Sher- ( atari-Lincoln hotel for the early i arrivals. Farm Bill Pressure By JFK WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy and. his. aides were reported putting heavy pressure on House members today for passage of his get-tough farm bill, As the House moved into, a second day of debate, Kennedy and his assistants were working the Democratic side of the aisle and Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman was pleading for Repub. lican votes. The struggle was nip and luck with the crucial vote expected Thursday. Backers- and foes agreed the outcome would affect the nation's economy for years to come. The big issue is whether the government shall for the' first time impose tight controls over growers of feed grains to force Hope To Avert Walkout WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kcnmidy moved today to head off a strike against American Airlines by established an emergency hoard to investigate a dispute between the airline and the Transport Workers Union. WASHINGTON (UPJ) - The governmenl moved today to head off a threatened mechanics strika against American Airlines while it awaited a reply from the flight engineers union on a plan to avert a walkout against Trans World Airlines. Presidenl Kennedy was expected to name shortly a White House emergency boai'd that would delay for at least 60 days a strike them to cut production. A com-1 against American by 10,009 promise version already has won Senate approval. LAST ONE IN IS . . .-These boys at Lake Nyona, near Fulton, are certainly taking advantage of the warm days to participate in their 'favorite summer pastime—diving-and swimming at Hie lake. They could spend hours and hours doing nothing strenuous—except the effort need- ed to climb up the tower for another jump. Most of the boys plan to spend their summer vacation at the lake enjoying themselves and hoping the sound of school bells ringing is far, far away. (Staff Photo) 'Country Boys' Rule GOP INDIANAPOLIS ('UPI) —. Con-1 believed that Hughes, according to j special meeting, of a handful of servative rural leaders retained control''of the Republican party in Indiana as a result ofi the state convention Tuesday. The "toys from the country" overwhelmed the city slickers in a major convention strugg'e for the post, of treasurer. Robert E. Hughes, Greenwood, wafi renomi- nated for treasurer over Clarence T. Drayer, Indianapolis, 1,562 to 979 votes. Drayer, who headed the State Division' of Public Works and Supply during, the regime of former , Gov. Harold W. Handley, was backed by H. Dale 1 Brown, llth District 'chairman and' boss of the formidable Indianapolis GOP machine. The "I n d i a n.a p oli s curse" seemed to have cost Drayer heavily. However,-many of the delegates from the interland said they Ponder New Estes Indictments EL PASO, Tex. UPI) - The federal grand jury that indicted Billie Sol Estes and llirise of his associates met today to decide whether it should return new indictments against the west Texas agriculture, king, , Subpoenas to ; appear before the grand jury have been sent to individuals, and business firms. The jury was empaneled, by Federal Judge R. E. Thomason. Asst. Dist. Atty. Fred .Morton of El-Paso said it: was : possible that,the grand jury may be : ask'ed to reindict Estes,.on the counts read in the first indictment to "tighten the language." tradition, was entitled to a second term. A smalltown Insurance man, State Committee members and nominated Hunter, Three hours were consumed in Alvin C. Cast, Kentland, former this wearying interlude before the GOP state chairman, defeated two rivals for the nomination for su- final gavel fell at exactly 6 p.m. The>death of .former Appellate perintendent of public instruction. Court'.Judge Wilbur Royse after The vote was Cast, 1,434 Daviess.|a. heart attack on the convention County School Supt. James Beas-leve had reduced the field for the ley, 808; and Gary school teacher' Appellate Court's Southern Divi- Richard Wells, 309. I sion to the two men who were Also, in a hectic session that : nominated-Joseph 0. Carson, followed three ballots without a majority, Donald H. Hunter of North Vernon, and French Clements, Evansviile, rural LaGrange, became one of -The Hughes victory likewise was the two nominees for- the 'Northern Division of the Appellate Court. a triumph for his patron saint, former Sen. William E. Jenner, and may herald a comeback for Donald R. Mote, Wabash, had that conservative leader in Hoo- won handily on the first ballot for sier politics, Hughes also was the other judicial post in the Ap- aided by former State Chairman ~' ' pellate northern' -.bailiwick. The count was'Mote, 1,379; Hunter, 997; Charles ' W. Cook, Carniel, 986; J. Van Brown, Rochester, 801, and Oscar Strom, Gary, 393. Hunter led on the three subsequent ballots for the "remaining post. 'On the last ballot, it was discovered that a quorum .of the delegates was absent because they, became weary of the proceedings. At this juncture, the lineup was Hunter, 980; Cook, 199; Brown, 56, and Strom, 16. • • . • • • Three! Withdraw 'Robert Matthews. A squabble among banks for state deposits played, a,_part in the picture. Sen. Homer Capehart, Washington, who was nominated without opposition for a fourth term, likewise'has rural" ties. He operates a farm .of several Ihousand acres in Da viess County near Washington. He is. firmly' against the farm bill .of' President Kennedy. Others Kenomiimlctl -Other renominations were those of Secretary of Stale- diaries 0. Just before 6 p.m.,"Cook! Brown Hendricks; Speed; Auditor Mrs. and Strom withdrew as candi-j Dorothy Gardner, Fort ..Wayne; dales, "in the interest .of party harmony," "and the convention' adjourned 1 without a' nomination. ' However, the state law provides that the State Committee .can nominate if the convention , fails to "do 1 so. Therefore,' Chairman Thomas A. Gallmeyer called a and three justices'of the Supreme Court—Norman F. Arterburn, Vincennes; Arch N. Bobbitt, Indianapolis, and Frederick K. Landis, Logansport. Mrs. Jean Bond, Liberty, had.no rival for the nomination; for clerk of the Supreme and Appellate Courts. U. S. Fails Second Time to Explode Nuclear Device ' HONOLULU, Tuesday^ (UPD- The United Stales failed for Hie second time Tuesday nighl in its efforts to explode a rocke.l-foorne nuclear device over Johnston Island in the Pacific. Officials of Joint Task Force 8, conducting the vital shot as though' they had the fate of the world in their hands, destroyed (he Thor rocket and its megaton, nuclear warhead less than 120 seconds after it had been fired for a shot scheduled to lake place at between 100 and 500 miles above the earth. An official announcement, from JTF8 headquarters in Hawaii said: "A Thor booster was launched tonight at about 10:47. p.m. HST (4:47 a.m. EDT) carrying a nuclear device designed for one of the high altilude lests in the current U.S. lest scries at Johnston Island. System Malfunctioned "But due to a malfunction in ground crew personnel. The Nal.onal Mediation Board was reported to,have certified to (he -President-that the threatened strike, called for midnight Friday by Ihe Transport Workers Union, would interrupt essential transportation services. Under tine Railway Labor Act, which also governs labor disputes with ajrHn.es, Kennedy can name t. fact-finding board to investigate the American dispute and make j settlement recommendations. Meantime, Labor Secretary Arthur J. Goldberg resumed talks with'the engineers' negotiators to clarify his formula for settling (lie -TWA conflict over jet crew job rights. Spokesman for (he engineers said.they required further explanations of the truce proposal before they ixiuld decide whether to accept it and cancel thoir walk- eul. The strike lias been post- posted on a "moment-to-moment basis." The lalxr secretary worked into the early morning hours on the dispute an'] then called union and management negotiators back for what he Loped would be a final session loilay. Goldbern told reporters shortly before 2 a.m. EDT that "some the system, the nuclear device progress had been made » He was purposely, destroyed without added . .. T , is anticipated that the a nuclear detonation. la!ks will con clude 'by this after"The debris fell into the openl, 10[m » sea well within the safety area I Tne ca ti nc t officer emphasized which was previously designated. , hat (hm , ))ad been no t . There was no danger to test per- ance of (he govermnont ' s se tu e . sonnel. There will be no danger ment proposals and they were to human life or hazardous levels sljl , being discussed by . bo ( h sid(JS- of radioactivity in Ihe ocean. Now You Know T|)e rec( , ss jn thc maraUlon me . diation sessions was called at the union . s requesti The f] ight engin . U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW' YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau this morning was 32 degrees at Klamalh Falls, Ore. The highest reported Tuesday was 111 degrees at Blythe and Needles Calif. Two huge steel metal culverts will replace bridges across the The two metal culverts are 50 feet long, .14 feet in width, and Gault ditch on two county roads 8 feel, 9 inches high. in Ihe northern part of the county, according to County Surveyor Charles Murphy. One of the two eight-gauge culverts, made by, the Logansport Metal Culvert Company, will re- place the narrow and dilapidated one-span floor beam bridge locat- ,ed at road 900 N for a number of years'.(center-, photo, above).. • The other, will replace the old steel truss bridge (above at left) that collapsed last fall on road | proximately 175 E, while the one 850 N when a truck hauling a heavy bulldozer was driven across it.' That' road has been blocked since the accident occurred. The bridge on road 900 N is'ap- 6n 850 N is approximately, 225 E. The one-gauge steel culvert w'liich has'been in use since 1949 on Road 100 E (right above) was moved Tuesday so it could be It lakes about 10 years for a, eers sajd (h ' wan(fid tfl chcck loggerhead turtle to grow borni with (heir ^ aptsts throughout the several ounces at birth to its full coun ( r y adult weighl-of about 500 pounds, : The dispu(e has C(mterod a . according to the Miami Seaquar- rmmd t|)c unio| ,, s fim oppositiolt to a presiiJcnlia! commission's re- commendUion Ihat jetliner crews be reduced from four men to three and that the flight engineer —the third man—be required to qualify as a pilot. The controversy also has involved Easlern Air Ones and Pan American World Airways, but, the flight engineers threatened to strike only TWA. A walkout set for 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday was postponed while negotiations continued. Tlie postponement of the strike was on ?. "momcnt-by-moment" bask and some fall-off was reported in TWA passenger volume yesterday because of the uncertainly. One airline spokesman said passtflger traffic was otv 60 to 80 per cent. Summer Arrives 9:24 a.m. Thursday By Unit'kl Press International Pleasan; weather was promised today for the last full day of spring in Indiana, and the outlook for (he fiist few days of summer were mori! of the same. Summer arrives at 9:24 a.m. Thursday. Mild temperatures which followed a o;je-day record-tying heat wave Moiiday were due to continue through the rest of this week, and no rain was seen until the weekend. lowered three feel as part of the cleanout of the Gault ditch. That pipe is 70 feet long, 18 feet wide at the bottom, and 12 feet high. It is located a half mile south of the Cass-Fulton county line.

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