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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY * •*• Birch Bayh On First Ballot? THT^^ RAIN WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTH WH I LE LOGANSPOBT, INDIANA Founded in 1844r— Leased UnUed^Press ^international FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1962. For AH Newspaper D|ptrtm«nt» Price Per Copy, Ten Cents JET CRASHES; FEAR 102 DEAD STAGE IS SET Keynoter Rips Republicans INDIANAPOLIS ('DPI) - The Indiana Democratic State Convention opened today in, a swirl of color and sound with orators belaboring the Republicans and three candidates batting in a fight to the finish for the U.S. senatorial nomination. State chairman Manfred Core gaveled the convention to order precisely at 11 a.m., and the 2,578 delegates straggled to their seats to hear Sen. Vance Hartke, the keynote speaker, charge that the GOP is "using the drop in stock exchange prices as a club to beat President Kennedy and the Democratic Party." Hartke said the drop in the market does not reflect the true prosperity of the nation. While Hartke spoke, aides of Governor Welsh applied pressure on many of the 2,578 delegates to force the first-ballot nomination of former House Speaker Birch E. Bayh, Jr., Terre Haute, and there were indications that they may be successful. However, Bayh's nearest senatorial rival, Indianapolis Mayor Charles H. Boswell, was in almost frenzied action over the floor. The third senatorial hopeful, Marion Mayor M. Jack Edwards, far behind the leaders, may switch his support to Mayor Boswell. (Backing his prosperity theme, Hartke said "Unemployment is down, employment is up, business profits are up eight per cent, home building is up, car sales are up." "What is good for America and her working people is good for General Motors, Ford, Studebaker, Chrysler and' American Motors," he said, "Exports are up, spending for new plants and equipment is up eight per. cent from last year. Department store sales are up. Installment buying is up—$517 million up in April alone this year. See Early Nomination Indications are that Bayh will be nominated', on the first ballot about midaft*rnoon. Bayh, the"^ 34-year-old former speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, appeared to be a cinch to oppose Republican Sen. Homer E. Capehart, who is run- The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Mostly fair wilh only widely scattered afternoon or evening thundershowers today, tonight and Saturday. Not much temperature change. Low tonight in the 60s. High Saturday in the 80s. Central & South Indiana Partly cloudy and warm .this afternoon. Fair and mild tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warm with chance of scattered afternoon thundershowers. Low tonight • in the 60s. High Saturday 82 to 90. ing for his fourth six-year term. When the balloting is about two. thirds over, Bayh probably will have acquired the necessary ma^ jority of the 2,578-delegates over his rivals, Indianapolis Mayor Charles H. Boswell and Marion Mayor M. Jack Edwards, most political observers agreed as the crowds trooped to the State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Boswell Thursday night at- lemped lo whip fellow mayors into action for his candidacy, but many defaulted because of pressure from the several thousand Statehouse payrollers and politicians whom Governor Welsh forced to tub thump for Bayh. The palace guard of Welsh was in constant action during the past few days. This Statehouse patronage is almost overwhelming. Hurt By "Curse" And there also was the ever, present but unjust Indianapolis curse, which hurt Boswell, a prejudice of oulstaters against any aspirant from Indianapolis, regardless of his merits. Boswell's -unfortunate political assaults on-the-goverrior; 'after he endorsed Bayh, likewise damaged the Indianapolis mayor, whether they were true or not. '"Governor Welsh has the backbone of a fishing worm" and "the governor is staging a Jimmy ioffa convention" were Boswell remarks that apparently didn't ap- >eal to the long-time Democrats. Boswell late Thursday night ap- xsared to be a bit gloomy, despite )rospects of possible support 'rom Edwards after he decides he las no chance. "The people who will decide his race are the delegates who are not wearing any badges of the candidates," Mayor Boswell said .. "If enough of them vote for Mayor Edwards or myself, we lave a chance." Bayh, after. Welsh's palace ;uard applied the pressure, was endorsed by nine of, the 11 congressional district organizations. The two survivors were the 5th district, home of Edwards, and ;he llth, the bailiwick of Boswell. May Dump Gonas There were indications that Ap- oellate Court Judge John S. Sonas, South Bend, would be dumped for renomination by the Welsh forces. Gonas, running in :he north district with Judge G. Remy Bierly, Decatur, is being challenged by Dan Bretz, Kokomo attorney and former Howard County prosecutor. Bretz, a 1941 graduate of Indiana University law school, is a past president of the IU law alumni. He was a field artillery captain in World War II. Before proceeding with this serious analysis, it might be well to describe the merry atmosphere, of this gathering, compared to the rather lugubrious atmosphere oJ the GOP fracas three days ago. Sunset today 8:17 p.m. Sunrise Saturday 5:18 a.m. utlook for Sunday: Partly cloudy, continued rather warm witti chance of isolated afternoon showers. Lows in the 60s. Highs 84 lo »2. THURSDAY lla.m 80 .81 .82 FRIDAY ..83 .89 1 a.m.......70 2 a.m 70 3a.m 69 4 a.m 68 5a.m 68 6 a.m 68 7 a.m 72 8 a.m 72 9 a.m 74 10 a.m 81) lla.m 81 Noon 83 Ip.m ..85 2 p.m 87 High Year Ago—78 Low Year Ago—49 Barometer Baro. at 2 p.m., 29.68, steady River Stage River at 7, a.m., 3.20 Noon.. 1p.m. 2p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. ......87 6 p.m. ......87 7 p.m 83 8 p.m 79 9 p.m ..75 10 p.m 72 11 p.m 73 Mid 71 OFF TO CAMP—These six high school students will leave Sunday lor the YMCA's Camp Tccum- sch, near Delphi, to begin a one-week state Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Yj leadership training camp. The purpose of the session is to prepare Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y officers to lead their clubs and to enrich the lives of participants through Christian fellowship. The six are (from left): Jerry McClain, Ed Blume, Walt Cook, Don Morton, Bob Tribbett and Dean Scheerer. (Staff Photo,) Resurfacing Cass Roads The Cass county highway department and the Engineering Construction company were busy Friday .sealing the blacktop road 800 E from a mile east of Walton south to the township line. This is part of a'summer road •esurfaeing program which started in the. county with the arrival of warm weather this month. • STAftTING WITH Eighteenth Street, the highway department and Engineering' Construction company crews sealed the Webster road, the overhead road at Anoka east through " Pipe Creek Falls, road 800 E from Pipe Creek Falls to the Onward road, and road 850 E from Pipe Creek Falls to the Onward road. They also sealed one and,a half miles of 350 S, a half mile of.600 S. a mile of 900"E, the..Country club road, and fiOO E (Cass Station road) from U. S. 24 south to U.S.'35. .. Triplets Born . INDIANAPOLIS .(UPI)-Gerald Williams, Indianapolis, became-a proud father three times within minutes today. Mrs. Williams presented him with triplet sons at St. Vincent's Hospital here. The boys were named wiUhin hours after their arrival just, after .midnight. Adam, 2 pounds i B ounces;. Ben jamin, 3 pounds'9 ounces; Gaay Dean, 4 pounds 11'ounces. .The babies- were' placed in' an incubator. They- were .report doing well. WORK DISPUTE Halt Negotiations on Featherbedding CHICAGO :OUH').—The nation's railroads today broke off negotiations with five on-train brotherhoods , on the .issue of "featherbedding" and the dispute could be headed for the White House. Chief railroad negotiator ..I.E. Wolfe told -a • hastily called news conference that the railroads were withdrawing. from National Mediation ^Board sessions because 'we are no nearer to a settlement o'f, .the .work rules controversy than we are .at the start of negotiations' two years ago." The break came just as the railroads and unions representing Adenauerand Rusk Confer BONN, Germany .(OPD—Secre- tary of-State Dean Rusk..today opened'' Berlin crisis talks with West German'Chancellor Kohrad Adenauer, meeting him in a .private ,70-mlriule session without advisers. ; • Rusk and Adenauer,were joined unexpectedly 1 by West Berlin Mayor .Willy Brandt, ; who flew here from Berlin; where he saw Rusk Thursday. Brandt did: not take part in 1 the working meetings,'-bui was meeting Rusk 'and' Adenauer at three social occasions' during the : day' that would . afford •opportunity, for .talks.. • , 185,000 workers appeared dose to settlement on money issues. The two sides apparently ,coul< not get together on the recom mendations of a , presidenlia emergency commission. The com mission recomended work rule change's which 1 would evenluallj eliminate the jobs of 40,000 raii road firemen engaged in freigh and yard work, .The rules change proposal- hinge on . the thorny issue "featherbedding," a railroad term for practices by .which, ,the road charge, the unions- insist on em ployment of unnecessary, work ers. Wolfe said Labor Secretary Ar thur Goldberg had been informe of the breakoff and had "no com men 1 !;." Leverett Edwards,' hea of the mediation board, was pres ent at the Chicago news confer ence. He .said ' the board woul immediatley. begin- consideratio o'f. the case. , The next step in the .dispute, wa up to ' dive mediation board. * could suggest arbitration, but either side refused -the . MM would then have, to notify th President that : an! emergency isted. The' • usual .presidentia move in-such cases.is ; to foRm facWinding commission'. . ..- There appeared to be no imm diate danger .of..a. national ra strike unless the railroads'deck to put the .work .rules -changes in 1 effect. Mew Farm Bill? Rams Peak On Caribbean Isle WASHINGTON, (UPI) - ent Kennedy and!.congressional lepublicans both pledged them- elves today io try to work oil ubstitutes for the administration u'm bill killed by a surprise iouse vote Thursday night. Kennedy was quoted by Rep. iclor Wickersham, D-Ok'la., as aying "We're going to work out ome -kind ot program later on." 'ickersham, who visited the ^resident at the White House, aid he gathered that Kennedy leant the effort would be made ilis year. , House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck said the GOP 'ould attempt to work out an ef- ective substitute of its own. Wickersham, one of (he Democrats who voted for the adminis- ration bill, said Kennedy Uild lim the House action "shows the epublicans are the obstruction- sis : and they shoulder that responsibility." Continue Present Program Halleck told a news conference le assumed the present feec rain program would be continued for another year in .any event But he suggested that Democrats ake another look at "guide lines' : or a -farm program recommend ed in 1960 by then Presiden 5wi-ght D.. Eisenhower which were rejected by the Democratic controlled Congress^ The House handed . President Kennedy a stunning defeat Thursday night, when it voted, 215-205, :o reject his 'farm bill. Halleck called the' adminislra- :km measure a "thoroughly bad ." He said its defeat and almost unanimous Republican opposition should have surprised no •ne. .Halleck denied there was any "twisting of arms" by the GOP leadership to keep Republicans lined up against the-Kenhedy bill. He said that if there was any arm twisting it was done by the ad- POINTE-A-P1TRE, Guadeloupe, French Wesl Indies (UPI) - An France 707 - Boeing jetliner with'112 persons aboard smashed nto a mountain on this Caribbean sland today as the pilot attempted to make a scheduled pre-dawn anding in a violent wind and rain squall, Guadeloupe pilots who first reached the scene of the tragedy 2Vi miles east of the coastal vil- age of Deshayes reported no sign of life and the 102 passengers, including 4 babies, and 10 crew nembers were feared dead. The tragedy was the second 'atal crash involving an Air France Boeing 707 in 19 days. On June 3 one of its 707s crashed on takeoff in Paris, killing 130 per- ministration to get Democratic votes for the bill. Halleck said he did not know whether farm legislation was now "dead" for this session. • "I'm sure Republicans will try to work out legislation that will be effective," he told newsmen. "It.would 1 not hurt to look at the Eisenhower recommendations." , He said he "supposed" the feed grain bill might be extended for one year. Judges Order Elections on School Plans A special election of the registered voters of Cass county and part of Cass township, White coun ty, to vote on three proposed Cass school reorganization plans was ordered for Nov. 8 by Circuy Judges Norman Kiesling of Cass and Russell Gordon of Whit county Friday. The orders were Ihe result o written requests filed with the two judges Friday by members of the Cass County Committee for (lie Reorganization of School Cor porations in Cass county.. SEPARATE ELECTIONS wil be held simultaneously on th' Logansport Community Schoo Corporation, the Pioneer regiona school corporation, and the South eastern school corporation. There will be no election on Caston be cause of pending litigation. The vole in White county wil >e in that part of Cass lownshi] ncluded in the Pioneer district. The votes will be by paper ba! ot in connection with Ihe genera election. The Stale Commission approver he comprehensive plan ot th "?ass county committee on Marc 16. Now You Know The nation's largest reclamation project in the Columbia River 'Basin includes Grand Coulee Dam, Chief Joseph, Rocky Reach, Rock Island, Wanapum, Priest Rapids, McNary, John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville. When all are completed they will make the Columbia River, the greatest hydroelectric power producing A ver. in the.world. Demo Ovation For McHale, Schricker INDIANAPOLIS (Special) — A plea for conservatism was made by Former , Governor ' Henry Schricker, the Grand Old Man of Democratic politics, in one ot the two main talks given Thursday night at the second district Democratic caucus in Indianapolis'. Warning that "the future doesn't look too hopeful for America in many respects," the man who twice served 'as governor declared, "I hope my party will be an; instrument of freedom and good common sense. "I hope private enterprise will not be destroyed because if we do, we will destroy the very foundation on which this great nation was built. Pointing out that age and failing health make it questionable whether he ever will attend another Democratic convention, Schricker r said, "I'd like to leave my grandchildren the kind of America 1 inherited when I was born. I.hope you younger /: people will never lose'your devotion. : for the principles on which our nation was founded." Telling how his 'father settled in North . Judso'n after coming from Germany, Schricker smiled broadly and winked 'at the Pharos- Tribune newsman present as he said, "I often,wonder what would have happened to Indiana if he had settled in. Illinois instead." Former National Committeeman Frank McHale,: who.followed Schricker'.-.to- the platform, said, "We're going to win this fall regardless of which one of our candidates is nominated for senator." To allay -the fears, of, delegates that the Boswell-Bayh battle will be harmful to the party's chances in November,,.McHale:,declared, "This convention is way too tame. There's not enough battling be- tween'the candidate's. , , Pointing out that two prominent Republicans, Ex-Senator Jenner and Eugene Pulliam, had told him what a poor senator Capehart is, McHale said, "In this case I'm willing to believe them. 'Recalling that two years ago he was afraid the party, could not elect a Catholic president of the United States, McHale praised Kennedy, saying, "He has made no mistakes even though the Republicans are trying to blame him for the downfall o£. the market. The market will right itself. "Be on the offensive; you've got nothing to apologize for," he declared. He indicated he was hopeful that many old people will vote Democratic because of the medicare bill. Both. Schricker and McHale were given" standing-'ovations by the delegates. State Senator Robert Peterson', ot Rochester, in a short talk expressed the hope that the party will 1 unite behind the man who ,is nominated for U, S. senator. ( .Mrs. Flora Hershberger, Logansport, district vice-chairman, asked all of the delegates lo stay at the convention until the end "because we don't want lo be in the same plight the Republicans were in, when they were unable to get a quorum. Judge Frederick Rakestraw, of Rochester, candidate for the stale supreme court, also spoke briefly, promising, "I'm going to put the energy into the race next fall that I would have had to put in this one if I had had opposition in the convention." District Chairman Howard Wen- inger, of North Judson, presided at the caucus. The district delegates , elected Ray: Robinson, of Delphi,' a vice- president of the convention; Lar. ry Klinck, of Chalmers-, an assistant secretary; John Nicholas, Lo- ganspdrt,' assistant sergeant-alarms: Horace Alberlson, Hebron, credentials' committee; Charles Groet, Rensselaer, resolutions committee; and Jake Matthews, Boswell, rules and permanent or. ganization committee. All of these were nominated simultaneously by Matthew Jackson, Carroll county chairman, resulting in a'remark by Schricker in his talk that "Tom Taggert (former Indiana Democratic poll tical "boss) didn't have a better machine than- you . demonstrated tonight in electing your convention officials." Strike Threat On Airlines NEW YORK (UPI) - Fligh engineers executives — unhapp over a precedent selling unio settlement with Trans World Ai lines — confer secretly here today to decide whether • lo strengthen a strike threat aimed at Pan American and Eastern Air Lines. - Leaders of the Eastern and Pan American World Airways chapters of the Flight Engineers International Association (FEIA) summarily rejected the agreement reached by co-unionists with TWA Thursday as a basis for negotiating new-contracts. That settlement eliminated a cherished contract clause slipu- lating that a plane's engineer must be a licensed mechanic, which practically assured engineers a seat in jet cockpits when present four-man crews are reduced (o three. ons including many prominent crsons from Atlanta, Ga. One of tie first pilots lo fly ver the so>ne of today's crash aid "It will take days to find all ie bodies—they are spread aE ver the plwe," "Pretty Bad Scene" Some of the wreckage was in alher small pieces," he said. "It 'as a pretty bad scene." Air Francii in Paris also report, d there afjiarenlly were no sur- ivors. The plan<! was en roule from aris lo Santiago, Chile, with a umber of iioulh American stops, resumably; most of the passen- ers were Latin Americans. According to reports reaching ere from (lie Deshayes mountain rea, on Guadeloupe's western sland of Basse-Terre, soldiers nd French government person- el were inching their way to the trackage Ihrough the lush trop- cal rain forest. The plane came own aboul five miles from the earest rosil. Slams into Mountain The U.S. Coast Guard reported that the J;iO-lon, four-jet plane, which has a passenger capacity if 179, si turned into Ihe moun- ain at at>;ut 3:02 a.m. CDT. Local authorities said the pilot, Capt. Andi.'e Lesieur, apparently was making his first turn for an approach 'i;> IheLe Raizct airport lere on Guadeloupe's eastern sland, Grande-Terre, when he crashed. The crash scene was about 15 miles from: the airporl on a 2,000- 'oot hill known as "Donkey's Jack." Tlie Coast Guard said Lesieur, 4i, a veteran Air France >ilot and often pilot for French President Charles de Gaulle, was 'lying visually at the time of Ihe crash. Leiieur had reporled the cloud ceiling was quite, low. The U5. Civil Aeronautics Board immediately dispatched two top investigators to Guadeloupe to iiid in the crash inquiry. Air France flew 14' investigators lo Ihe f-:ene. The U.S. Coast Guard ht/i a search plane over the area within hours after the crash and two French helicopters hovered liver the site. Visibility was abou; a mile. Guadeloupe, the largest of the Leeward islands, was a refueling and passenger discharge slop for Air Frantic belween Santa Maria in Ihe Azures and Caracas, Venezuela. It la remolely located from major Caribbean points — more lhan 300 iniles southeast of Puerto ml 600 miles northeast of Nikita Back in Bucharest BUCHAREST, Romania (UPI) —Touring Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev returned to Bucharest by special train today after a five-day tour of factories and farms in the provinces of Ro- Caracas. Maylio Hit by Lightning An Air France employe here said then) was a possibility that the plane- was struck by lightning before it: crashed. The wreckage burned and sent thick smoke curling up through the forest this morning, The p:,ine left Paris, at 4 : 18 p.m. CD!" Thursday, and made ils scheduled slops in Lisbon and Sanla Muria. It was lo have gone on lo Caiacas, Bogota, Lima and Santiago. It wa;i ; the fifth Boeing 707 crash sir,'!e the jets, with a cruising speeii; of up to 605 miles an hour, w(itit into service in 1058. In addition to the June 3 crash, a 707 cri; fhed in Centerville, Iowa May 22,^killing 45, another in New Yorlt March 1, killing 95, and one in 'Brussels Feb. 15, 1961, killing Til; If all '(fere losl in today's Irag- edy, 454i i persons will have lost Iheir livjis in Boeing 707 smashups in the past 16 months. , / ... and on Sunday Cliff patients enjoy rtic program Cass farmer grooms Christmas trees

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