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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 28, 1962
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LOGAMSPORT FuBLIC LIBRAM Claims No Favors In Estes Case * * WARMER I) ants WE S F 1 0 N S 0 R ONLY THE WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leased United Press International News, Photo Wires THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 28, 1962. For All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Pric4ii Per Copy, Ten Cents TRAGIC CRASH; 1 DEAD, 9 HU RT SENATE PROBE FreemanAdmits 'Shortcomings '. WASHINGTON (UPI)- Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman conceded today there had been "errors and shortcomings" in his department'" dealings with Billie Sol Estes but firmly insisted that no tax money had been lost and no favors were, shown. Freeman, testifying before the Senate investigations subcommittee, urged Congress not to. let the "misdeeds of one man" destroy government farm programs. the Estes case itself, declared that "I, as The secretary said he "cannot escape v the conclusion" that the As for Freeman secretary of agriculture, must assume responsibility" for mistakes that were .made. Steps since have been taken, he said, to tighten up the department's operations. He bluntly said the department "made a "mistake" when Undersecretary Charles S. Murphy decided to appoint Estes to the government's cotton advisory committee at a time when the Texan was involved in,a dispute over the.cast transfer of cotton allotments. Fund Hearing Set July 5 Representatives of the stale board of tax commissioners will| conduct a hearing at 9 a.m.j Thursday, July 5, in the office of Auditor Raymond Beckley on for the county. The county council on June 25 approved the additional appropriations and transfers of funds totalling $15,610.14. The largest part of this, $14,507.14, represents transfers from the cumulative bridge fund for repairs to one Cass bridge and the construction of another. transfers of the cotton allotments should "never have proved in the first instance...." They would not have been, he said, except for the fused situation that prevailed in 1960 and 1961." Estes was able to expand his cotton operations through a scheme by which small farmers transferred their growing ments to him in return for money. Freeman insisted that culture Department Estes "no special benefits." Saying he was worried- about the effect of Estes' affairs on the U.S. farm problem, he said no constructive Dean Spurlock DiesInKentucky Dean Spurlock, 24, formerly of! this city, .'. was ". killed and nine oilier persons were injured in a head-on! collision of two station wagons at 8 p.m. Wednesday on highway. ,41 fifteen miles north of Hopkinsville,- Ky. The injured occupants of the Spurlock!car are Spurlock's wife, (lie former Marlene McCormick, fractured jaw and gash on her left knee; their son, Larry Dean, 3, !neck injury; their daughter, Mardea Sue, 6, abrasions and scratches; and Spurlock's mother, Mrs. -Ann Coder, of Braden- Fla'., facial abrasions and TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE-Traffic Officer Everett McGce seems somewhat puzzled. Here, in one parking space on Broadway, arc two small cars, both using just one parking meter. A quick check Thursday morning of city statutes revealed no apparent violation of the law. (Staff Photo.) Rain in Dixie By United Press International Rain clouds . sprinkled parts of Dixie and the Plains early today, •which broke fair and warm throughout most of the nation. Nearly an inch of rain drenched Cbtulla, Tex. Earlier, downpours measured 2.82 inches at Fort Worth and 2.66 at Georgetown. Winds with gusts of nearly 70 miles an hour were recorded at Fort Worth Airport. The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Fair and warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Low tonight 63 to 66, High Friday 87 to 91, Central & South Indiana Mostly sunny and Wiarm bhis afternoon and Friday, Fair and mild tonight. Low tonight 60 to 68. High Friday 85 to 92, Sunset today 8:17 p.m. Sunrise Friday 5:20 a.m. Outlook for Saturday: Mostly fair and continued warm. Lows 66 to 69. Highs lower 90s. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY lla.m 76 Noon ..78 lp,m 79 2p.ni 80 3 p. in 84 4 p.m........91 5 p.m 92 6 p.m 93 7 p.m. 87 8 p.m 81 9 p.m 78 10 p.m 74 llp.m 71 Mid 70 la.m 68 2 a.m.. 67 3a.m.. 65 4n.m 64 5a.m .6!! Ga.m 64 7a.m 68 8a.ni 69 fla.m 74 lOa.m 77 11 a.m.......81 Noon........83- Ip.m 85 2 p.m 87 High year ago ..87 Low year ago ....57 Barometer : Baro. at 2 p.m., 30.08, rising River Stage River at 7 a.m., 3.25 served ".by using one episode, such as the Este case, as a weapon with which to indiscriminately attack programs to help the farmers of this nation, or lo cast reflections and aspersions upon the millions of farmers who benefit from these programs." Freeman stressed that the department already has acted to "tighten up management and increase efficiency." He pledged full cooperation in correcting "any faults that may be discovered'" in the Senate investigations subcommittee's inquiry into Estes' tangled affairs. Freeman made the statement in testimony prepared for the McClellari investigations subcommittee. It was obtained by reporters in advance oft he secretary's scheduled appearance this afternoon. The secretary expressed concern that publicity on the Estes case 1 ' could harm the nation's farm programs and the nation's isrfflGrs. But he said he welcomed the inquiry "not only because a discovery of errors will result in corrections and improvements, but also because it will clear the air of unfounded suspicions and correct those implications of wrongdoing that have appeared without justiiic&tion. Teach Children 'Pray at Home' WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy believes American .parents have an "easy remedy" for the Supreme Court ruling against prayer in public schools. They can leach Iheir children to pray at home. At his news conference Wednesday, the President delivered what amounted to a brief sermon on parents' responsibilities for the religious training, of: their children. It was prompted by a question about .the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that no state has the power lo prescribe official prayers for recital in public schools. / Medicare? Up To Doctors! CHICAGO (UPI)— The American Medical . Association's House of Delegates today shouted approval of a resolution which leaves H. up, to .the. consience of, indiyjd- ual doctors whether they shouic participate, in an administration medicare program. As expected, the resolution passed by voice vote condemneo every facet of the administra- lion's proposal to finance medical care . for the aged through, the Social Security, system. But the committee on legislation and public relations, which" prepared fce resolution, pulled a surprise by calling special attention lo a seclion of .the A'MA's "principles of medi-cai -ethics" which says: "A physician should not dispose of his services under .terms .or conditions which tend to interfere with or impair the free and complete exercise o'f his medical judgment and skill or tend to cause a deterioration of the qual- i(v Af Ynpfli'ffll f'Hl*p " J'L.y \Jl JllculCal Lull?, Top AMA spokesmen, including ;he chairman of the legislation committee, said the principles of ethics were cited .so that doctors would know, it 'was up'lo them" to decide whether they should cooperate with the provisions of, the administration - backed K-in-g- Anderson bill if it became law. ... The committee did not take direct action on a proposal -by the Louisiana delegation for a doc- .ors' boycott if King-Anderson ices -into effect. But the Louisiana delegates said they got just what they wanted in the resolution approved 3y the policy-making house. MICKEY COCHRANE DIES LAKE FOREST, 'ill. (UPI) — Gordon (Mickey) • Cochrane, -a nember of baseball's Hall Of ?ame, died today at Lake Forest lospital. ; ' Wood row Bowman New City Engineer Woodrow Bowman, head of the Logansport Street department, will succeed John Rinehart, as city engineer effective July 1. .The appointment was made by Mayor Otto Neumann Wednesday afternoon. The 49-year-old street superin- lendenl will be paid $6,000 per year, $2,200 less than that paid to Rinehart because he does not have Rinehart's experience, the mayor explained. At the .same time, Mayor 'Neumann named Lester Snider, street department foreman,' to replace Sowman as superintendent. The replacement for Snider was not announced. Although Bowman has no engineering degree, he became eli- »i'ble for the job because o'f his experience with street and sewer department projects, the mayor said. . , Bowman has headed the local street, department .for the past five .years and was previously employed by the county highway. department as an equipment: operator. .'-.-'. Snider's' 1 - salary will be hiked from $3,840 to $4,440, the mayor said. He has been a city employe since April 25, 1958. Bowm'an, in his new capacity of city engineer, will become a member pf the board of public works and safety, to serve wilh the mayor and Cily Attorney Richard Molique. Rinehart's resignation, effective July 1, was submitted a month ago to 'permit him to join [he staff of Construction Associates. . M. E. Alfrey Dies of Crash Injuries KOKOMO-Monroe E. (Bud) Alfrey, .48, -at 423 E. Third St., Peru, died Wednesday night! in I- St. Joseph's hospital here, from " injuries received'in a, two-car accident on Kokomo's northeast side Saturday night. Alfrey suffered fractures of both legs, a broken right hip, cuts on the back of his head and internal injuries including a ruptured spleen. The car in which he was riding was struck broadside by one driven by Keith Snow, 17, of Kokomo. Police said: Snow and another Kokomo youth were drag rating.'Snow'left'the scene but later turned himself in" to authorities. • . THE PROSECUTING Attorney Owen Bolinger was out of town and!was not expected back until the first of next. week. Alfrey .was .born in. Crawfordsville Aug. 16, 1913 to Fred and Nellie. Harlsfield Alfrey. His marriage was to Edna Leah Crane July 10,'-1834. She survives. Also surviving are the parents; two sons, John, of Kokomo, and Jerry, 'at "home; one:- 'grandson; two brothers, 1 Cecil of Indianapolis and John, of .Logansport; three sisters, Mrs7 Anne Clirie of Hammond, Miss Bortha.Alfrey, of Indianapolis 1 and- Mrs. Ve'ra' Wilson; of Logansport. . . . ' HE WAS A plumbing and heating contractor. Alfrey was an el: der at the First Christian church in Peru,' a passed'Exaulted Riiler of the Peru Elks, .a member of the state EJks ritualistic. committee, chairman of'the district Elks ritualistic..committee, a member of the Peru Moose Lodge, the Eagles Lodge in Logansport, Phi Delta - Kappa fraternity and the Izaak Walton League. . Funeral services will "be. held at the First Christian phurch in Peru at 2 p.m.' Saturday-with Rev. Avery W. Mile'y/officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in'Amboy. Friends may call after p.m. at the Eikenberry funeral lome in Peru after '2 p.m. Friday and at the church one, hour before the services. ' . ESCAPE FOILED SET FOR CASS TALENT CONTEST Final; preparations are being made for the annual talent con- .est of. the Cass county Farm Bureau to be staged at 8 p.m. Soviet Spy Soblen Nabbed In Israel TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI)-Convicted Soviet spy Dr. Robert A, Soblen;- who 'fled the United Stales in an attempt lo escape servinf -a life sentence, has been arrestec here, authoritative police sources said today. The sources said Soblen entered Israel on the Canadian passport of a dead brother. The 62-year-old [psychiatrist had been scheduled to surrender to a federal court in New York today to begin serving a life term for spying for the Soviet Union during wartime. Soblen was convicted about a year ago. He had been freed on $100,000 bail pending ah appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,' The court refused the review • early this week. Indiana Justice Raps High Court's Ruling on Prayer INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - Chief Justice Norman Arterburn of the Indiana Supreme Court charged today the recent decision by the nation's highest tribunal banning prayers in public schools is an act of playing "recklessly with the Constitution of this country." Arterburn Issued ;.a statement saying citizens are "fully justified in criticizing the. controversial de. cision of,the U.S. Supreme, Court. Speakng as an individual attorney, Arterburn said "Any person of average Intelligence can see that this is a distorted, and unwarranted extension -of a constitutional provision to matters not included therein." ... Arterburn said the court's decj- sion was based : oh the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads: "Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion." • ANOTHER SPEED MARK FOR XI5 EDWARDS AFB, Calif. ^ (UPI)— The -X15 rocket .ship unexpectedly • 'collected - .a " bonus ' world air- i-raft speed record of 4,159 miles an-,..hour .Wednesday while flying its : highest, ..angle of,. a. tricky maneuver linked .to're-entry .from, space. ,,..,. . , , .', . , -, ...' Five' seconds/of extra burning. ;ime', by, the XlS's powerful 57,- )00-pnund thrust rocket engine in a flashing flight at the fringe of iiadj,,.; catapulted ..the 'ship? 66 miles per hour. *,•'' .-',:'... The X15, w i t h veteran space agency. test pilot Joe -Walker ,»t he controls, had been scheduled :o hit,4,000 miles an hour. It also surpassed its expected altitude of 107,:000 feet .by hurtling up to 120,000 feet. -..-:. ".". ' 4 KILLED IN EXPLOSION .CROWN POINT, Ind. (UPI)-A jas explosion which could be leard six miles away demolished a one-story farmhouse near, here and Killed a woman and her three children as they ate, dinner Wednesday night. . Peggy Jean Gorrell, 15, and her jrother, Gary Lynn Go'rrell, 4, were, fc i 11 e d : instantly, ' Their mother, Virginia Irene Teitge, 49, and another son,' Ronald Gorrell, 10,, died enroute to a Gary hospital. Stocks Active NEW YORK (UPI)- Stocks were selling somewhat be 1 o w their highs near the noon hour today following a> wild first hour rally in which the' high .speed ticker dropped as far as 13 minutes' behind 'the 'trading•floor.' - ; Wednesday, federal authorises were informed that Soblen had missing since 'Monday night. Israel does not have an extradition; ' treaty with *he Unitec States. But highly placed sources said''Soblen "will be asked (o leave the -country'.' by the Interior Ministry because he entered un der a false name and had a criminal, record. Police sources said the Lithuanian ; born Soblen probably was being helped by the local Communist party: He,was said lo have landed at the international airport at Lydda and contacted a local lawyer, Sources said Soblen flew here from New York. He has a relative who is a high-ranking officer in the Israeli 'air force. Ari Ankorian, who said he was Soblen's lawyer, refused to com ment. (The FBI in New York said it had no knowledge of Soblen's whereabouts. A spokesman said the report that the fugitive was in Israel would be "investigated immediately." (Ephraim\S. London, Soblen's attorney in." New. York, also said he knew "absolutely nothing" about the report. He added, however, that "If it is • true, I will immediately seek extradition. Friday school. at the Noble township Mrs. Ralph Downham, county Farm Bureau women's leader, said entrants will compete in three divisions: pet and hobby club members through 12 years of age; youths from 13 through 18 years, and an adult or mixec group. First, second and third plao winners will be chosen in each di vision. First place winners wil advance ,to the district', conies July 18 in Wolcolt. ' The women's leaders will serve refreshments and (he public is in vited lo allend. Both Chinas Get Warning WASHINGTON CUPI) - President Kennedy has warned both Chinas — Communist and Nationalist — that the United States no military action in the Formosa rea. Kennedy reminded Red China at his news conference Wednesday that the United States was pledged to fight to defend . Formosa against any Red assault on the Chinese Nationalist stronghold. At the same lime, he served notice on Nationalist President Chiang Kai-shek that the United States still held him to his promise not lo take military action against the mainland without U.S. consent. cut liji.. All are also suffering -om iiiock. THE OCCUPANTS of the Spur- ock iiulo and the five Florida reside: ts in the other vehicle were aken ;6 the Jimmy Stewart Memoria!; hospital at Hopkinsville. uiie of (he crash was not aiown Spurlock died of a broken leek ind head injuries shortly after I tie collision. Both vehicles ivere i lemolished. The Spiirlocks, who moved to Pinellis Park, Fla., a suburb of St. Fstersburg, last September >ecauiis of their daughter's health, vcre (inroule here on a vacation rip to visit Mrs. Spurlock's .parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Me- Cormii.'k, 1731 Spear St. Spurlock was driving. MRS!. CODER was cnroute to Terre Haute lo visit another son, Dale. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick left 'or Hupkirisville shortly after they were notified of the accident. They are enroute home, bringing with them Mrs. Spurlock and her daughter, Ma'rde'a Sue. Larry will have to remain in the hospital two ur three days. They-will arrive here sometime Friday'after staying in Evans- yille over flight. Dale Spurlock went lo Hopkinsville to bring his mother back. THIS .DEAN SPURLOCK family resid«d- at- 325 Thirteenth St., before moving, to. .Florida and he was employed as a watchmaker by the. .Elvers jewelry store. At 51. Petersburg he was employed sy the Minneapolis • Honeywell corporation. Dean! !is survived by his wife and two children, the mother, Mrs. Co4er, the father, Harold, of .Clunette; a half si.sier, Sally toder,.' Eradenlon; and his maternal grandparents. The Body is being brought to .he McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home from the Thomas funenil home at Croflon, Ky. The accident occurred three miles north of-Crofton. Syiri es Stays PHILAPELPHIA - James M. Symen -will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania llailroad past the usual retirement age of 65 in order to guide the road Ihrough Ihe complex merger proceedings with the . Mew York Central. Symes will be 65 on July 8. The ICC will open hearings in the merger case on Aug.! 20. Churchill 'Satisfactory MONTE CARLO (UPI) - Sir I Winston Churchill, 87-year-old former British prime minister, fell' and broke his !eg getting out of bed today. Later, he underwent j' a "satisfactory" operation to set the broken bone. An official communique issued by his secretary, Michael Montague Browne, said Churchill broke-, the neck of the femur (thigh) bone of his left leg when be was getting up this morning in his vacation hotel room. The venerable statesman who rallied Britain to victory .with his eloquence and courage in World War II was rushed from his eighth floor apartment in the luxurious Hotel de Paris to the Princess Grace Clinic, There, X-rays confirmed the weak in. the left femur, one {if .he longest and .strongest bones of the body. Such breaks, are common in older persons whose bones are brittle. He underwent surgery a short time later to repair the break. "The operation went off satisfactorily," Prof. Charles Chalelin, lis surgeon, said. Churchill, cheerful through It all, was wheeled back into a private room at the clinic, nai-ned a'Bter American - born Princess trace, while plans were made to fly him home to England Friday. SIR WINSTON CH'liiRUJBILL PUBLIC

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