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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, November 14, 1957
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Logansport: Occasional rain, turning cooler. Cloudy and cooler tonight and Friday. Low tonight in the 40s. High Friday in the 40s. Sunset today 4:31 p.m. Sunrise Friday 6:29 a.m. High today 54, 11 a.m., low last night, 52. Saturday outlook: Mild, occasional rain. HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— War All Department* 1'hon* 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1957. aed United Pr**a Wire" Day Hnrl JVlffht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents NEW STORMS HIT GULF AREA Tax Collections Hit $3 Million County Treasurer Settlemyre Says Reports Are $400,000 Above 1956 The 1957 property tax collection in Cass courjty was more than $400,000 higher than it was in 1956, setting a new all-time record, according to County Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre. Tax boosts and increases in valuation brought the total collection for the year above the three-million-dollar mark. The total was $3,057.819.14, an increase of $404,288.91 over the 1956 collection totaling $2,653,533.23,-the treasurer reported. The fall collection this year totaled $1,374,831.41 compared with $1,198,488.99 collected .a year ago in the fall. The spring tax collection this year was $1,682,927.73, HOPE FOR '59 Seek Meeting With State on Bypass Plans State Senator Robert S. Justice Thursday wrote to Governor Hand- ley'i assistant, Vern Anderson, requesting another meeting of the Logansport Bypass committee with state officials. Members of the. Bypass committee, at a meeting with Senator Justice and State Representativt Robert D? Schmidt late Wednesday afternoon, agreed that the local bypass plans were not far enough advanced to expect construction 'to' begin in 1958. compared with $1,455,044.24 in the spring of 1956. The spring tax collection always is larger than- the fall because some property owners pay their taxes for the entire year in the spring. Treasurer Settlemyre pointed out. The fall tax collection included $1,335,363.52 in current taxes and $39.521.89 in delinquent payments. Residents of the city of Lonansport accounted for $706,502.49 of the current taxes c&Ilected. Only $.59.04 of this city total came from the new taxing unit of Logansport in Noble township. All of the'remnind- er came from Logansport in Eel township. The current tax collections for the fall by taxing units lollow: Taxing Unit Collection Adams Township .'.....$ 35,911.85 Bethlehem 35,285.78 Boone 39,306.74 Clay 29,078.83 Clinton 29,632.41 Deer Creek 46,390.92 Eel 41,469.64 Harrison 34.534.09 Jackson' 50,707.64 They are hopeful, however, that: j e ff erson 28,851.04 Logansport will be included in Miami 32.5B3.31 the 1959 road construction program. The committee has met tv.-ice since last spring with the governor sion. Pointing out that even the local bridge repair program took much and highway commis- Flying Test Here Sunday Pilots from a large area of Indiana will meet at the Williamson ail-port Sunday to take part in a spot-landing contest sponsored by the Logan Flying club. The contest will begin ah 1 p.m. Pilots will attempt to set their planes down on a designated spot on the runway, after having cut off their power at a designated place, in the air. While traveling downwind in the No'Dle 37.449.97 Tipton 57.042-.71 Washington 62,530.12 Galveston 22,170.35 Onward 2.G82.76 Royal Center 23,719.41 Walton- 19,519.46 time to reach the construction | Noble in Logatl 59.04 stage, committee members said| Eel in j^g^ 7.06,443.45 it is only reasonable to expect that the by-pass project will take considerably longer since it involves the expenditure of several million dollars. "We cannot dispute the fact, either, that traffic problems have been greater in those areas included in the 1958 highway construction program," said. Mel R'ley. chairman of the local Bypass committee. He urged the continued active support of all local organizations in Logansport's campaign for a bypass. "If any local organization has r.ot yet passed a resolution favor- in- a bypass, the Bypass com- opposite direction of the landing, mfttee hopes that it will do so at the pilot must cut his throttle, once and forward it to the committee," Riley said. He indicted that he has resolution forms which lie will give to any organization desiring one. The remainder of the state highway construction program for 1958 was announced Wednesday by the governor's office. It includes the relocation of state road 218 north of the Bunker Hill air station from a point one mile west of the Cass-Miami county line to U. S. highway 21. This relocation plan was announced previously. Logan Sailor on Icebreaker Headed For Antarctic SEATTLE, Wash. (FHTNC) — Robert E Bruner, engineman third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason L. Bruner of 917 Michigan ave., Logansport, Ind.; departed from Seattle, Wash., Oct. 25 for the Antarctic aboard the ice- STUDENTS ATTEND GUIDANCE DAY ing along the Gulf Co'ast. must pay a "very considerable" j ir| S' s National Security Council A severe storm front battered jprice to neutralize Russia's mis-1meeting, sections of Texas, Louisiana, Mis-!si!e threat including sacrifice of I Curtail Other Spending sissippi and Arkansas. At least \ less essential government serv-| The big question he left hanging one death was blamed on the ices. • | was where lhe money wi)1 come The President returned to the from. He made no mention of n County high school students met at the Washington township school Thursday morning for the annual guidance day program, where representatives of various colleges talked to the students. About 300 pupils attended the program. Above are, left to right, Glenda Sliafcr, senior at -Royal Center high school; Jean Jose, Butler university representative; Bill Stamper, Washington township high school senior; Walter Wcdekind, of the Wedckind Beauty College; and Prof. Paul Alexander, professor of education at Purdue university. Alexander delivered the opening address on college opportunities, after which the students met with representatives from schools of their choice. TRY TO GUIDE YOUTHS Area Youths Win Top 4~H Tomato Awards Cass and Miami county youths swept honors in the state 1957 4-H tomato growing competition, it was announced Thursday. Larry Harts, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harls, Bunker Hill, is the champion 4-H tomato grower in Indiana, while Michael Co- FORT WAYNE breaker USS Atka. A unit of Task Force 48, the Atka is en route to the Ross^Sea in Antarctic to participate in "Operation Deepfreeze IH". The Task Force will resupply the International Geophysical Year stations and naval support •unit at Little America Station. Extension Service Set By 2 Schools INDIANAPOLIS (UP).— The State Budget Committee was slated to meet here today to discuss plans for a new joint university extension center at Fort Wayne and a request to expand the staff of parole officers and to raise minimum salaries. Indiana and Purdue University officials were scheduled to make appearances before the committee in favor of the joint Center. Both j now have separate extension build- j ings in Fort'-Wayne, but they, con- and then, without using any more tenc | the buildings cannot accomo- power, make two ninety degree, date future enrollments. The site favored b , , turns and touch down with his and pu the field. Prizes will . be awarded. The public will be admitted free, and refreshments will be served, during the afternoon. wheelsmen the spot marked across officials is a 2 25-acre tract of land northeast of Fort Wayne now owned by the Fort Wayne State School for mentally retarded children. Mental health officials said a new mental institution has been planned for the site, but they were reported to be willing to shift plans to an adjoining state-owned 160-acre tract. An IU spokesman said once the committee approves the project, it will require "at least two years" for planning and construction. He said it is too early to discuss the size of the center, enrollments or cost estimates. The parole division is seeking pay raises of $10 to $50 a month. It also has requested five more officers, three investigators and six more district and . sub-district offices. Advisory Group to Discuss Expansion Program Tonight A "brainstorming" session will be held by the Citizens Advisory Committee Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when members meet in the Administration building to exchange ideas on their study of proposed school construction projects, The committee -is planning a study to aid the school bourd in deciding whether to build -a new high school or a new junior high school. The brainstorming experiment was suggested by Eugene Deriham, chairman of the subcommittee on finance. Denham hopes that some sound ideas will be brought out by having each member of the committee express an opinion. •blentz, 15, route 5, Peru, Is the reserve champion. Kenneth Lucas, 17, Royal Center, took first place in the double tonnage division, for-tomatoes sold on an ungraded basis, for the second straight year. Four other MiamP>county youths -were also named winners in the 4-H competition. ""Receiving $10 cash prizes will be Joseph Comer-. Ford, Bunker Hill; Elliott Douglas, Converse; Jon Cain, Peru, and Wayne Douglas, Converse. Harts won the state championship with a yield of 24.6 tons an' : acre on a 2.12 - acre plot. He raised his crop on a field seeded: to oats and clover used for silage I in 1956. The field was disked twice | and cultimulched once, with 500; pounds of 4-24-12 applied to half, the field and 200 pounds of the! same fertilizer applied to the other: half. He reports his profit from! the project was $831. Coblentz won reserve honors with a yield of 20.27 tons an acre on a single-acre plot. Lucas won the double tonnage division crown with a yield of 19.8 tons an acre on 4.8 acres. Second place went to Susie Shroyer 16, Warsaw, with 19 torn: an acre on a single acre. Harts will receive a watch from N. K. EUis, head of the Purdue horticulture department, at the Indiana Slate Canners' convention at French Lick next Wednesday. Lucas will be awarded luggage and Coblentz and Miss Shroyer will be given watches in presentation ceremonies at their respective high schools. Prizes are furnished by the Indiana Canners' Association and local canners. Torrential Rain And Tornadoes In Wide Sector Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas Battered By UNITED PRESS Tornadoes swept from a line of squalls- across the western Gu! region Wednesday night, and torrential rains threatened new flood- 'Missile Race Is Expensive ' Ike Warns of Cost to Meet Soviet Threat; Hurls, Congress Challenge By MERRIMAN SMITH jidea of the exact additional cost United Press White House •Writer:involved, it appeared next year'* WASHINGTON (UP)—President Defense spending budget may bt ilf Eisenhower threw an explosive! hiked about one billion dollars to r-jchallenge to Congress today with' 39 billion. More discussion of this his warning • to Americans they, wa => expected during this morn- storm. Elsewhere unstable weather conditions produced snow- flurries at higher elevations in the northern and central Plateau and the capital early today from Oklahoma City where he told the nation in a second "chins up" radio and television address national security Rockies, and rain and blinding fog! must always be "first of all in sections of the Midwest. Several small but damaging twisters struck in Southwest and south -central Louisiana. It was the second time in a week parts of Louisiana and Texas have been damaged by a barrage of late season tornadoes. A Navy petty officer was killed near Newport, Ark., when his car collided with a truck during a driving rainstorm. Dr. D. C. Beafty Rites Saturday Served Logansport Church Six Years The Rev. Dale Church Beatty, 69, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 22. He was pastor of the Broadway! The rainfall area "extended as Methodist church from 1938 to 1942,'far'north as most of Minnesota firsts." To achieve "adequate security" the President said more money must ba poured into maintenance of the Strategic Air Command at peak nuclear-retaliatory strength, and into the nation's aerial defense system. He said the U.S. space program will involve additional expense and more must be spent on basic research and producing more scientists. Weathermen. warned of possible! Although Eisenhower gave no flooding along the Red River at' Alexandria, La., which suffered .TENTATIVE severe tornado damage last week. — —. Flooding blamed on heavy rains forced some families to leave their homes at Malvern, Ark., and 15 to 20 families were expected to be evacuated, today in Paragould, Ark. Rain from four to six inches deluged northeast Arkansas, closing several highways and causing a flood threat on the Ouachita River. and served as a minister in the MARKSMEN TAKE AIM INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — After years of study and various experiments in an effort to rid the city of its starling population, Indianapolis officials have hit on a new plan to eliminate the pesky birds. A hand-picked army of shotgun marksmen will blast them from 'public buildings and parks. Seek to Avoid Waste of American Manpower WASHINGTON (UP)— The government launched an intensive Public Hearing at Peru On Thoroughfare Plans I PERU—A public hearing has!One high official said U.S. "sur- While in the frigid r-ontinent, the i been scheduled by the Peru Plan-1 vival" may be at stake in the pro- Atka will tackle the job of break- ( ning Commission for Dec. 10 on | gram to guide young people to ing and smashing the protective: J L proposed thoroughfare plan or- jce floes on the Ross Sea through dinance for Peru. safe In other business transacted at „ Little America for the passage of task force supply ships, the.regular meeting Tuesday night The icebreaker is expected to | the Commission made a recom- return to her homeport at Seattle | mendation teUhe City Council_that by next April. Bulletin HONOLULU (UP) — The Coast Guard reported today nine bodies of victims ol the downed Prin American Strato- crulser were found 75 miles west of the patroling currier Sea. they reconsider malting Ewing a one-way street and that it continue as a two-way street. It further recommended that a "no left turn" sign be posted at the exit of the Standard Store parking lot. DIES AFTER FALL INDIANAPOLIS (UP) Mrs. 3mma Smith, 86, Indianapolis,' died Wednesday night in a hospital several hours after she fell on the porch steps of her home. new campaign today to avoid critical waste of American manpower. training for 'the jobs that most need to be done. Warnings that the nation is wasting the abilities of its youth came Wednesday from two top Labor Department officials. They echoed the views of 50 teachers and training experts who met here for two days to discuss manpower problems. Millard Cass, deputy undersecretary- of labor, told a church group that proper job placement and training "may no longer be a 'matter of humanitarianism or fairness, but a matter of survival." Undersecretary of Labor James conference," said the government will start now to' make improvements in its system of telling educators and parents the fields in which new workers are most needed. O'Connell said the Labor Department will try to put into action suggestions that it supply job information directly to state and local educators. Northern Indiana Conference for 43 years before retiring in 1955. His home here was at 927 Race street. Born July 15, 1888 in Leesburg, he was the son of the Rev. James A. and Ina M. Church Beatty. He was ordained to the ministry in 1913 at Mishawaka. His first pastorate was at the Avondale church in Muncie, from 1913 to 1914. From there he went to Bristol in 1915, to Ridgeville in 1917 and to Lewisville in 1919, after which he returned to Muncie as pastor of the Normal City church from 1920 to 1924. In 1925 he became pastor of the Noble street Methodist church in Anderson, where he served until being called to Pendleton in 1928. From 1930 to 1935 he served in- Knightstown, moving to North Manchester in 1936 and to Logansport in 1938.'After leaving Logansport he servc-d in Portland from 1942 to 1945, in. Columbia, Cily from 1946 to 1950, and in Ligonier from 1951 until the 'time of his retirement.' ' He is survived by his wife, Esther; a daughter, Mrs. Ned Finney, 414 Twelfth street; a son, James D.,,316 Fourteenth street; four grandchildren, Victoria and Steven Finney, and Jarel and David Beatty; A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of -the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne, Blue Lodge at Columbia City and the Eastern Star here. Friends may call at the Fisher • funeral home after 7 p.m. Thurs- Both officials stressed the need'! day. The Eastern Star lodge will- for developing skills in every field conduct services at the funeral and minimizing none. The educators expressed fear the current furor about shortages of scientists and engineers will lead young people to "disappointment or frustration" if they can't make the grade, O'Connell said. The emphasis, he said, should be on the shortage of workers in the entire technical field, from the most highly-educated scientists down through the semi-skilled per- T. O'Connell, reported on the two-; sons needed to put their ideas to day: "education and employment I work. home Friday at 8 p.m. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Methodist church, where the body will lie in state one hour before services. Dr. Wesley Pagh, pastor of the First Methodist church of Marion, will deliver the memorial address. Other ministers participating, in the: service 'arte the Rev. Tom Weigand, pastor of the Wheatland ayenue Methodist church; the Rev, (Continued on Page Twenty-three) and upper Michigan. Dense fog during the night blanketed much of the-eastcrn Plains, the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes, reducing visibility to zero at many points. •The moisture laden southerly winds raised temperatures in the Northeast, with temperatures in the 40s reported in parts of New England and lows in the 50s across the southern Great Lakes. However,' readings skidded into the 20s in parts of North Dakota and the Rockies. Four Calves Are Missing Cattle rusBlers apparently are •at work in Cass county, according to the report of Tom Johnson, route 1, Walton, to the Cass county sheriffs department Thursday morning. Johnson said four white face heifer calves are missing from the Bert Pl-ank farm .on which Johnson had the cattle. Johnson owns the calves in partnership • with Plank. . The' Sarmer said the calves were all there when he counted them Sunday. Each of the animals weighs between 350 and 400 pounds and has the tip of on« ear cut off, Johnson said. Strong Winds Roar Through Indiana By UNITED PRESS High winds shrieked across sections of Indiana today, toppling trees and tearing down utility lines- Damage was reported in widely scattered areas, including the Dunes area near Lake Michigan, and sections of Marion, Johnson, Hendricks, Hancock, Rush, Madison and Delaware. Counties. See $ Billion Defense Hike In '58 Budget WASHINGTON (UPI—The Eisenhower administration has tentatively decided to boost defense spending about one billion dollars n<txt year, it appeared today. -A highly-placed official said the military budget still is being drawn up, But he made it clear the administration has scrapped its plans for a 38-billion dollar ceiling on defense spending for the fiscal year beginning next July 1. Indications were the administration will ask Congress for about 39 tax increase. He said it must come from large savings achieved "only through cutting out or deferring entira categories of activity." . ' Presumably the President will make recommendations to Congress on what should bo junked. Possible targets which would stir up a stiff fight if curtailed include segments of the huge agriculture program, public works, housing and slum clearance and veterans benefits. Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D- Wyo.) cautioned against chopping domestic programs which produce "new wealth and 'jiew income." He disagreed with the President's statement that "most emphatically" the answer does not lie in cutting foreign aid spending. "There is a great deal to ba spelled out," said Sen. John L. McClellan (D-Ark.). He added: "There is' still something lacking." House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex.) said the second speech by the President was a "very good statement of our needs and what we all have to do." He said "w* better get to it as quickly as possible." Spur Science Education The President said the "most critical" need of the nation is to produce more scientists to match Russia's superior output of highly trained technicians' and engineers in the "age of the intercontinental ballistic missile." Rep. John W. Heselton (R- LIUII win asn. vsuugi cao J.UJL aui/ui> && ,,_ _ . , ------- * ••• billion dollars in actual defense | Mass ; ' said he ls drafting legisla- appropriations next year - alsoi 1 ' 0 " sclence education. He an increase of one billion dollars dl °L not elaborate. above previous plans. This would' D f,- 'i 1 -. Ra ™. nead of the Pre s>be one billion dollars more than ° ent s , Sc >entific Advisory Commit- requested last year and three bil- ^ ee - hast Proposed a federal in- lior. more than Congress approved. [ du . cemen ' for students to take up Military Cuts Planned ' sclenee - « would give $500 scholar- The Defense Department is planning to go ahead with plans to cut the size of the armed forces to 2,600,000 men by next July 1 and reduce civilian employment by 70,000. Some programs deemed "obsolete" also may be cut back to save money for costlier,.weapons and military pay raises. President Eisenhower said Wednesday night "every- dime possible" will be saved in. military programs to meet the "very considerable in- pass a national math 'test, ships to high school graduates who Sen. Wallace F. Bennett (R- Utah) said the President was "realistic." He showed "we can't create scientists overnight by sticking great sums of 'money into a machine," Bennett said. To Sen. Pat McNamara (D- Mich.), Eisenhower said "a lot b£ things that a lot of us were saying when we were working on the last budget." He said the President UNDERGOES SURGERY Leslie C. Dunham, 82, of 813 North street, stepfather of Don jus,!,!. niv* v <~L j iftsiioJUd awic in- ( , ,. crease'' in other defense spending' Apparently now recognizes the needed to counter the Russian lfapt; """ "" *"*""* ' "" u "'" threat to U.S. security. There were these other developments in the defense field: —The Pentagon's science dire—The Pentagon's science director disclosed the Defense Department may double spending, on basic rsearch needed to assure, development of "novel weapons of war in years to come." —Soviet Communist Party chief Nikita S, Khrushchev boasted in Moscow that the United States will not be able to catch up to-Russia in the rocket field for a long time. U.S. Up With Russia Russian fact that no matt er how much we hate it, we're -going to have to spend as much as takes to guarantee security." Ike Pledges Economy In the speech at Oklahoma City, the President pledged his administration not to waste "a dime" in the defense effort. But he said Americans "will not sacrifice security worshipping a balanced bt'cJtel." The President refrained from telling Congress where to cut domestically, but he was specific on where cuts should not be made. He said the answer to economics -S. Fred Singer, noted astro- needed to meet mounting defense physicist connected with govern-! del f>nds did not he m cutting nis ment rocketry, said in Washington : mut ^ al sc < :uri . t £ P r °fam °l «»• the United States is "on a par or nomlc and mllltarv foreign aid. perhaps even a little ahead of the Against Cost Cute Eisenhower said it also would Russians" in missile development. , *-' se ""° w =r saio. n aiso wpuia -The Air Force announcori fhatj be . a mistake to cut costs by "any — :* iiv. nn *-- \JL\.<^ aitnuuiiUvTU UJdl- • • . j , , -.,, . «• • , an improved version of its globe- ! misg ,. ed , attem . pt to eliminate ,. , ™ norm sireei, sLtpiauici ui uun „• ji- p ,, v,..j.--.._ u» ~u__ convention Roberts, underwent an emergency ^f^ ir '£ r $ ^eTto ne> e * sole * operation- Wednesday evening at'.™, ?"£. - 1 "p°°° e "T?5 . ,„!> "™s c, and dition was reported fair Thurs-, l days. c-ay. Mflj> Johfl B "A Man's Home Is His Castle" Thai's the way the saying goes whether he owns it or rents ii. If you are looking for that "castle" why not look in the Pharos-Tribune and Press classified section? Every day bargains such as this arc found in the classified section: 5-ROOM modern house, 5% miles out, $50. Ph. xxxxx. Read the classified section daily In -the Pharos-Tribune and Press for bargains you've been looking (or all your life. .head of the Army's missile pro;gram, arrived here to confer,with Pentagon officials amid reports the Army hopes to launch a space satellite early next year. The administration currently is working on next year's defense budget. Officials plan to have it in roughly final form in about three weeks. Space Explorers Swamp Pentagon WASHINGTON (UP)-Thc United States may not have any satellites aloft^yet but it has plenty ready to climb of voluntlers aboard them. The Pentagon and Naval Research Laboratory •— headquarters of satellite project Vanguard —said today they have received dozens of letters and phone calls from would-be space txplorers. course would be completely self-defeating," he said. The Chief Executive expressed the hope that Russia ultimately would cooperate with the West in seeking "peace with justice." Until there is concrete evidence o£ such cooperation and a cessation of threats from the Communist orbit, he said this country would have to maintain a mighty nuclear retaliatory power "as a primary deterrent to war." Jet Fighter Plane Crashes Into Dutch Barracks; 5 Killed BUSSUM, Holland (UP) — A U.S. Air Force jet fighter plane crashed into a Dutch army barracks today. First rpports said five Dutch soldiers were killed and "scores" injured. • The reports said the American pilot parachuted to safety before the crash.

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