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•*• * lOGANSPOn PUBLIC LIBRARY 2 Tax Assessment Hearings a«»£ 0fritmtt£ WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844- "Leases United Press iternational TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1962. Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents PUSH MEDICARE State Aides Here Hearings on complaints by Cass county taxpayers against their new real estate assessments were being conducted simultaneously in two parts of the courthouse Tuesday. Ralph Myers, of Francesville, and Carl Broo, of Kokomo, representatives of the state board of tax. commissioners, conducted their first hearings in the auditor's office for those who remained dissatisfied, with their assessments following hearings by the Cass Tax Review Board. MEANWHILE!'the Cass board was continuing its hearings in the county assessors office for taxpayers who felt that the township assessors had set their real estate assessments loo high. The county board will continue its hearings through July 11. Myers said any taxpayers who is dissatisfied with the action which the state board takes upon his appeal snay then file an appeal in the Cass circuit court. Hearings on 20 appeals from the county board were being heard Tuesday by the two representatives of the state board starting at 8:40 a.m. Twenty minutes was allowed for each hearing. MYEES SAID the appeals were fairly well divided between those who thought their land assess ments were too high and those who thought the buildings on them had been valued too high. Myers and! Broo will make their recommendations to the state board upon the basis of their own inspections of the disputed rea estate in addition to any oral evi dence presented at the' hearings The state men will view each oJ the properties in question. At least one of the taxpayers who appeared before the two state men Tuesday was told that the state assessment figure will be higher than the local one abou which he was complaining. THE STATE representatives may lower, raise, or leave un changed the township assessmen figures. Myers and Broo will have to return to the local courthouse later for another hearing since there have been other appeals filed that were not on the Tuesday schedule of hearings. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Bright and sunny but cooler this afternoon. Fair and pleasant to night and Wednesday. Low tonigh in the 50s. High Wednesday in the 70s. Central & South Indiana Mostly fair and not much tern perature change this afternoon through Wednesday. Chance o isolated afternoon. or evenin; thundershowers extreme southwes both days. Lows tonight 58 to 66 Highs Wednesday 78 to 86. Sunset today 8:17 p.m. Sunris Wednesday 5:19 a.m. Outlook for Thursday: Continue! fair. Lows 55 to 65. Highs 75 to 8E .79 .....83 85 MONDAY 11 a.m 75 Noon.. 1p.m. 2p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. G p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. 93 95 94 90 83 9 p.m 79 10 p.m 76 11 p.m 73 Mid 72 TUESDAY la.m 71 2 a.m.......70 3 a.m 4 a.m 5a.m 68 6 a.m 69 7 a.m 70 8 a.m 71 9 a.m.. 10 a.m.. 11 a.m.. Noon... 1p.m.. 2 p.m.. ....74 ....77 ....79 ....81 ....83 ....85 High Year Ago—79 Low Year Ago—48 Barometer Bare, at 2 p.m., 29.82, steady, River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.38 2 Wounded By Blast Of Shotgun Two Logansport men were inured by a s~notgun blast at 1:20 .m. Tuesday as they delivered repaired overhead gasoline tank o a farmer living three and one- lalf .miles southeast of Camden. Slightly injured was Zeke Cole, 7, of 426 W. Linden Ave., who vas struck by one pellet on the eft side of his face. BELIEVED to have been more seriously injured was James A. 'hillips, 50, who gave investigat- ng officers the Union hotel as is address. He was admitted to St. Joseph's hospital here with ihotgun pellets in his face, neck, apper arm, stomach and chest fe signed himself out of the hos- )ital against his doctor's orders >efore the pellets could be removed, according to the hospital. )fficers have been unable to locate him since he left the hos pital. The hotel said no one by his name was registered there. INVESTIGATING authorities said Cole, a driver for Sam Shanks, a local gasoline distribu- :or, delivered the tank to the Paul Heddrick farm. Heddrick, who expected the delivery, said he did not expect it at that time. He old authorities he saw the pickup truck pull alongside a second ank and believed the two men ivere stealing gasoline. It was hen that he fired one blast from :he shotgun striking both men. Cole's landlady, Mrs. Emma Orwin, said Cole had a small mark on the side of his face when he .eft for work Tuesday morning but did not mention being shot. COLE could not be located for questoning Tuesday and the distributing company said he was making deliveries. The investigation of the shooting was continued Tuesday by Del.. Sgt. I-. D. MaCurdy of -the Indiana State Police; State Troop- Tom Pitstick; and Carrol: County Deputy Sheriff Gilbert Un- derbill. WAGE INCREASE FOR ZIMMERMAN School Superintendent Carl A. Zimmerman will receive a $1,000- a-year pay raise effective Aug. 1. A salary of $13,500 for the Lo- <ansport superintendent was ap- >roved by the school board at a neeting Monday night. Zimmerman's term as superin- .endent began two years ago al a salary of $11,500. Last year the salary was increased to the present $12,500. U.S. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPD-The lowest temperature reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau today was 37 de- BAN SCHOOL PRAYER Here's Reaction To Court Ruling FBESH OUT OF THE OVEN — Jean Bruce (right), 12-year-old daiujhter of Mr. and ;Mrs. pious in the annual 1-H Junior Demonstration contest being conducted all day Tuesday at the Jean was named champion Carl Bruce rural route 1, Lucerne, shows her community center. Jean was named champion prize-winning coffee cake to Pamela Long, 11, of the breads and pastries division and Pam, .Ininrhtra- of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lone of New wKh her "summer salad" (bottom), placed first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Long of New Wavcrly. The girls were both division tham- her "summer salad" (bottom), placed first in fruits and ^vegetables division. (Staff Photo) LOGAN BOARD Sell Buildings For School Addition Buildings on the site of the proposed Columbia junior high school will be, torn down within 60 days, as a result of the sale of the property Monday night by the school board. Charles Latta Jr., who operates a salvage business in Peru, paid $10 each for seven residences, -a grocery store and a garage, all to be removed from their present locations. Latta was the only bidder on all the residential buildings. Other high bidders and the property purchased are as follows: William J. Schrader, $20, carport at 1302 North Third St.; grees at Reno, wood, Mich. Thf and Iron- t Monday was 1-15 at Gila Benu, Ariz. Public F o rum Opposes city council action on TV cable page today. on the editorial Girl, 18, Scores Big Tennis Upset WilMHLBDON, England — Billie Jean Moffitt, 18-year-old Long Beach, Calif., girl, scored one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon women's tennis history today when she eliminated top- seeded Margaret Smith of Australia, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5,.in'a second-round match. Miss Smith was regarded as the world's .leading women's amateur .player. Miss Moffitt, although rates, third in the 1 United-States, never has won a '• major singles championship. Marvin L. Pumel, $60, garage at 1306 North Third St.; and Cecil E. Enyeart, $30, garage and coal shed at 1326 North Third St. The contract for cement work at mive city schools was awarded to Leo Brown on his low bid of $6,294.16. Other bidders were S. M. Kitchell, '$6,990.10, and Ralph Wood, $9,370.19.- The work includes repair of sidewalks, and steps at the high school, McKinley, Washington, Franklin and Daniel Webster schools. School Superintendent Carl Zimmerman said that the State Board of Tax Commissioners has asked for additional information before approving an additional appropriation to pay preliminary architects' fees for the proposed Columbia and Stadium junior high schools, The state board said that final preliminary plans must be approved before any architects' fees may be paid, according to Zimmerman, Zimmerman read a letter sent to C. G. Smith,' principal, of the Daniel Webster school, praising the work done by Miss Jean Justice .and Mrs. Concetta Robinson in aiding a .child with a speech problem. Miss Justice teaches first grade and Mrs. Robinson is the speech and hearing therapist tor the city schools. Council Votes Pay Boosts City employes were granted salary increases by the city eoun cil Monday night that will mean an anuual increase in wages o approximately $15,000. Most, of the. money will go ti members of the police and fin departments who were voted a straight $15 per month pay boos for'the next year. Then men hac asked for a $20 per month in crease for two years. Seventy five men are involved in the tw departments. PENSIONS NOW being'paid wil be increased proportionately. Th balance of the wage increases amounting to approximately $1 500 will go to 12 office employe who are paid on a monthly basis The increases voted Monda night by the council makes ,th wage range in both the police an fire departments $4,680 for pa trolmen and laddermen^to $5,80 for the chief. The increases approved by th council would amount to a ta rate increase of approximatel seven cents under the old asses? ment schedule, it was reported However councilmen said the may be able to reduce other item in the 1963 city budget to offse the pay raises. Approximately 30 firemen an policemen atter.ded the meeting. WASHINGTON (UPI)—The Supreme Court's ruling, against irayer in public schools today lirred one of the most far-reach- rig controversies since its deseg- •egation decision ol 1954. The reaction of religious lead- it's ranged from approbation to rhock and dismay. The president of the American Jewish Committee, A. M. Sonnabend of- Boston, welcomed the •uling as a Wow in behalf of "the lasic constitutional principle of separation of church and state." The Roman Catholic archbishop of New York,. .Francis Cardinal Spellman, said he was. "shocked and frightened" by a decision hat'"strikes at the very heart of the Godly tradition in which America's children have for so ohg been raised." Pro And Con Protestants lined up on both sides of the question. In Wash- ngton, Dr. C. Emanuel Carlson, executive director o£ the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs, said he was not disturbed by the elimination of "required prayers" from schools because he las never felt that rote recita! of such prayers has any real religious value for children. But the Rev. Dr. Harold R. Albert, president of the Pittsburgh area Council of Churches, said any court decision which has the effect of "subtracting religious expression" ^ from American life is a step in "a disastrous direc- The high court's 6-1 ruling was handed down Monday. It dealt specifically with a 22-word nonsectarian prayer, known as 'The Regents' Prayer," which has been officially prescribed for use in New York state schools. The prayer says: "Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee and we beg Thy blessings upon 635 in Cass Health Group The 'fjass County Association for Mental Health now has 83 members, an increase of 135 over last year, and expects to pas 750 by the time the annual mem bership drive ends in July, Mrs Robert White, chairman of the membership committee, sak Tuesday. Cass county Home Demonstra tion club members are presently conducting a survey to determini the opinions of rural resident) about the care 'and treatment o mentally ill children in Indiana as part of a state-wide program to improve the treatment of thi mentally ill. A similar survey was'-just com pleted in Logansport through tht cooperation of the Parent-Teach ers Association. Mrs. Charles K Michael headed the city survey. us, our parents, our teachers and our country." Speaking for the majority, Jus- ice Hugo L. Black said the offi- :ial adoption of tlu's prayer by a late government amounts to an 'establishment .of religion," vhich is forbidden by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitu- ion. That was true, he said, even .hough the prayer was "denom- nationally neutral" and partici- jation by students was on a strictly voluntary basis. Black asserted that the founding fathers wrote the First Amendment into the Constitution for the express purpose of. preventing the jovernment from sponsoring any cind of "official, religion." He declared: "Government in this country, be it state or federal, is withou power to pi-escribe by law any particular form, of prayer which to be used as an officia prayer in carrying on any pro gram of governmentally-sponsore< religious activity." State laws prescribing the us< of the Lord's Prayer in public schools would seem quite obvious ly to -fall under that 'ban. Bible Reading Not Affected The decision did not touch di rectly on Bible reading in publi schools. That issue is raised, how ever, in three other cases whic have been appealed to the Su preme Court from Pennsylvania Maryland and Florida. In a lone dissent, Justice Pot ler Stewart said he could not se how an "official religion" wouli be established "by letting thos who want to say a prayer say it. He pointed out that the Suprem Court itself opens every sessio with its crier saying: "God sav the United States and this honor able court." He also noted tha both Houses of Congress ope their daily sessions with prayers Expect Change In Bill WASHINGTON (UPR - The Supreme Court's ruling against officially prescribed prayers in >ublic schools touched off a barrage of congressional protest and constitutional amendments were offered to overturn the decision. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Administration efforts to get a med- cal cate bill for the aged approved :it this session of Congress shifted today to the Senate where Jemocnilic leaders said a com- >romise version would be pushed is an amendment to pending leg- si alion. Following the weekly meeting of Democratic legislative leaders with President Kennedy, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said Se::. Clinton P. Anderson, D- Ol., would offer amendments .his week to incorporate basic jrovisioiis of the Anderson-King medicare bill, plus additions. Mans;::,eld said the additions would include extension of coverage to those over 65 not now covered by Social Security. The administration is sticking by its plan for basic financing through Social Security. The decision to concentrate the medicare fight initially in the Senate ws.ii made because the ad- ministntion bill is bogged down in the House Ways and Means Committee. House Speaker John W. McCormack said the new strategy did not me-m the House was giving up on medicare, nor did it rule out simultaneous House consideration. Hi : said tile Mansfield statement \i ! as consistent with strategy in i:ie House. EXPIiCT AMA OPPOSITION .CHICAGO (UPI) - Backers of the 2,-lministration's medicare progran went through the motions -;f appealing for support from the American Medical Association today. and that every President since j They agreed it was little more George Washington has begun his term of office by asking "the protection and help of God." May Lend Impetus One effect of the decision may be to give fresh impetus to a drive, already started among con. servative Protestant groups, to write an amendment into the Constitution proclaiming the United States to be a "Christian nation" and giving full legal sanction to religious expressions in public schools and, other governmental activities. This so - called "Christian Amendment" has been opposed by many of the major Protestant bodies as a fatal departure from the tradition of church - state separation and religious freedom. But it has outspoken support among numerous smaller fundamentalist groups, who have cited previous lower court rulings against prayer and Bible reading in schools as evidence that a change in the Constitution is needed to keep America "a nation under God." EXCHANGE STUDENTS—A group of 35 foreign exchange students toured the city ol Logansport Tuesday, sponsored by the local Rotary Club and the American Field Service. They were 'of ficially welcomed by Mayor Otto Neumann at 1 p.m. when they attended a luncheon at the Elks Club. They were scheduled to swim in the municipal pool at 3 p.m. and to have their evening meal at the Edgar Closson home on rural route 4; The students will leave the Eastgate Shopping Plaza at 9 a.m. Wednesday for Washington Court House, Ohio. In picture at left are Jennifer Simons, West todies; Steoae hostess. In second photo are (left to right) Mike Kayc, Logansport, host; Eric Kjolbye. Denmark; and Edouard Litlaye, Cambodia. (Staff Photo.) than a formality. The AMA's policy- making House of Delegates, in the second day ol ; its lllth annual meeting, appear »d determined to present a solid front of opposition to the administration's proposal for financing msdical care for the aged through the Social Security system. Fifteen state delegations to the AMA 'lonvenlion have submitted resolutions opposing the King- Anderiisn bill which embodies the administration policy. House committee- were studying the resolutions today. Dr. Benedict Duffy of Jersey City, "i.J., led the forces favoring the medicare plan. Duff; 1 appeared before an AMA comm;itee on behalf of the Physicians t/ommittee for Health Care for thfi Aged through Social Security. : In a statement prepared i'or delivery, Duffy said the King-Ander. son. bill would not socialize or nationalize medicine. "It nercly provides a better basis or patients to pay some of their jjealth care bills," Duffy said. Dufft' contended that the current Kerr-Mills law fails to provide iidequatc medical care for the elilerly. The AMA supports the Kurr-Mills bill, which provides lor state administration of medic-nl care for the needy aged. A sj»kesman for the medicare commiitee said his group had no support in the 218-member House of Del'! gales. He said he knew of more I ban 1,000 doctors who favored medicare under Social Security but none of them were among the voting delegates here, The spokesman, Harry Fleisher, said "'.'his is sort of like Daniel in th« lion's den." The strongest resolution submitted ; Monday on the medicare issue [lame from the Louisiana delegation. It would nsk AMA membisrs to refuse to participate in any such program.