Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 20, 1957 · Page 23
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 23

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, November 20, 1957
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Wednesday Evening, November 20, 1957. U.S. Troops To Leave Arkansas Within A Week Federal Agents Eye Renewal Of Agitation LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP) — Federal agents watched today for renewal of anti-integration agita- "Aon in wake of the Army's announcement that federal troops will be withdrawn from Central High School a week from today. Mrs. L. C. Bates, president of the Arkansas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, indicated she believes the announced withdrawal of the 101st Airborne troops was premature. President Theodore A. Dil'.aha of the Capital Citizens Council, a segregationist group, said he believed the withdrawal would "help remove much of the ill-feeling the people of Arkansas have had toward the federal government." In Washington, Justice Department sources indicated they plan no further court actions at Little Rock as long as the nine Negro st .dents remain peaceably 'n the previously all-white high school. Previous plans for possible prosecution of ringleaders in the agitation appeared to be shelved temporarily. Officials were in no moor! to start anything as long as 'here are "no trouble, no mobs and no SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UP)—Gov. crowds" to impede the Federal. William G. Stratton today corn- Court integration order. ] muted the 99-year kidnap sentence Gov. Orval E. Faubus, whose;of Roger (The Terrible) Touhy to WORK ON NEW PERU YMCA UNIT Temperatures in State Skid Into 20s Today By UNITED PRESS 1 Temperatures fell into the freezing 20s in Indiana today and touched o/f sporadic snow flurries. It was 26 at South Bend, 27 at Goshen and 28 at Fort Wayne this tonight and Thursday. The five-day outlook indicated snow might fall over the state about Saturday or Sunday, although forecasters said it might be rain instead. morning as a chilly spell envel-j The mercury 'peaked at highs iped the state and threatened to [ranging from 36'at Lafayette to tick around the rest of the week 06 at Evansville Tuesday, and dropped to lows in the 20s north and 34 at Indianapolis and 36'at Evansville this morning. It was expected to hit highs today ranging from near 40 north to This first anil of the new YMCA building in Peru will probably be completed next spring.' It » originally set for December but Inclement weather postponed it. Work was started recently. Two other units will be added when funds are available. The first unit is costing $398,000. 11 will contain a swimming pool, craft rooms an<!l offices. ' (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Touhy's Sentence Commuted by Gov. Stratton; Freedom in 1959 order to the state's National Guard to keep the Negro students out of school caused President Eisenhower to send federal troops to the school, said in Shreveport, 72 years and thus cleared the way for release of the ex-Chicago bootlegger and gangster from prison in August, 1959. Under the commutation, Touhy, La., thai the guardsmen should]who has served 24 years in prison. have been relieved of federal duty before the paratroopers, were withdrawn. He said the guardsmen "did not enlist to enforce integration but to defend the nation in time of need." be eligible for parole on the 99-year kidna'i term in February, 1958. If that parole is granted he l.hen will be required to serve a six- month "institutional parole" in Army Secretary Wilber M. j prison, then to start serving thej Brueker announced Tuesday that! three-years remaining on a 199- all federal troops would be withdrawn from Little Rock the day before Thanksgiving as a result of the "continuing situation. stability" of the Royal Center Mr. and Mrs. Howard Herald and family were evening guests Friday of his mother, Mrs. Roscoe Sarber. and husband. year prison escape sentence. Touhy would be eligible 1 for parole on the prison escape sentence in August, 1959; after serving a minimum of one third of it. Stratton last July 31 commuted I the 199-year sentence to three years. In commuting the kidnap term today Stratton said "the pardon board reports that Roger Touhy has made a good adjustment antl dence man, and sent to prison for 99 years. In 1942 Touhy broke out of prison with several other convicts. When he was recaptured, lie; was given the additional 199 years—to run consecutively. Touhy got his first hope for freedom in 1954 when now-retired Federal District Judge John P. Barnes ruled he had been convicted of kidnaping no perjured testimony. Barnes ordered Touhy freed and the gangster got to spend about 48 hours outside of Stateville Prison before Barnes' decision was overruled by an appeals court. Touhy was returned to prison. Touhy contended, and Barnes apparently agreed with him, that the Factor kidnaping was a hoax perpetrated to save Factor from being extradited to England where he was wanted on swindle charges. Stratton in his statement did not make any reference to Touhy's claim that he was convicted of kid- naping on perjured testimony and that the kidnaping of another Chi cago underworld figure was a hoax. Stratton said he was granting the commutation on recommenda tion of the state Pardon and Parole Board which held a hearing in October on Touhy's plea. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall left lastj that no protest nas been voi e ed by week for a vacation to Florida. Mrs. Cora Korner and Wash Fry of Headlee called on Mr. and Mrs. Clytor; Parish Sunday to see Mrs. Parish who fell and broke her right arm recently. She is getting slong very well. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holh of Wheaton, HI., and Mrs. Hattie Scott of Aurora, 111., and Mr, and Mrs. Millard Theobald of Hoopeston, 111., came Sunday to attend the funeral services of Berlin Pugh. A dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Burl King Sunday was his brother, John King. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Alber of New Waverly called at the Dodt Nursing Home Sunday to see Mrs. Sylvia Ri&menschneider. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd .Chaffee of Talbot, 111. called on Mrs. Goldie Runkle Sunday and then attended the funeral of Berlin Pugh in the afternoon. Mrs. Jake Huffman and Mrs. Harlan Schmaltz entertained their the trial judge, state's attorney, or complaining witnesses" in cither the kidnap or prison escape cases. Stratton said "The sentence in this case, in comparison with the sentences of other incarcerated offenders who are serving terms for premeditated cold blooded murder, seems extremely harsh and out of proportion." The son of a Chicago policeman, Touhy now 50, was reported at one time during prohibition to be making as high as 360,000 a week from illegal beer traffic in his domain on Chicago's Northwest Sice. All this came to an end in 1933 when Touhy was convicted of kid naping John (Jake The Barber) Factor, an international confi- Sunday school class in the church parlors Monday evening. Mrs, Cecil Martin is spending a part of the week with his sister, Mrs. Glenn Wood of Star City. He attended the church supper and bazaar on Wednesday evening. SHOP-TUES., WED., THURS., SAT. 9-5-FRIDAY 9-9 .THE- Pre-Thanksgiving Fall and Winter Shoes Here's your opportunity to get those wanted dress and casual shoes to wear now into spring ... at a savings! Thursday Friday and' Saturdayl $4.00 Women's SAMPLE SHOES a large variety to select from in sizes 4B' and 4VzB, One Group BUSKENS famous casual, shoes so necessary to your every day needs. 1 Values to $5.99 DRESS SHOES ' mostly in shades of tan and brown this group includes Paradise, Air Steps, Red Cross. ;o.99 .85 ; 8 Values to $15.95 SHOE SALON - FIRST FLOOR: N'OVOTNV ELECTED VIENNA (UP)—Antonin Novotny, 53, first secretary of the Czechoslovakia communist Party today was unanimously electee president to succeed the late Antonin Zapolocky, Prague Radio reported. Pre-Thanksgiving Fall and Winter HATS This is a once-a-year event that many smart hat buyers await anxiously. The values are beyond comparison. All are new hats in the latest new winter shades, and made in the newest of silhouettes. There are VELVETS, SATINS, FUZZYS,' PELTS, VELOURS, BEAVEKETTES, and every hit material of the season. Thursday, Friday and Saturday! A very large group of velvets, felts, fuzzies and novelties. The colors are white, black, navy and high shades. Values to $7.98 This is a group of one-of-a- kind pattern hats especially reduced for this event. A great opportunity to have an expensive hat at a fraction of its worth. Values to $16.98 Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Threa showers were observed in he Lafayette area, and the weath- •rman indicated there was a chance of snow flurries upstate 45 south, drop to a range from the low 2fls to 28 tonight, and hit highs from the 30s to the low 40s Thursday. The five-day outlook called for temperatures averaging 2 to 5 degrees below normal highs of 39 to 53 and normal lows of 24 to 38. "Below normal temperatures through Friday," the outlook said, "becoming a little wanner Saturday or Sunday." Meanwhile, • gusty winds which whipped up a cold froth most of this week diminished and by this morning reached only 15 miles per hour at Indianapolis and even less speedy elsewhere in the state. Read the Classified Ads R. D. Wilson Heads Wildlife Project Robert D. Wilson, of route 2, Galveston, has been appointed district leader for the Pitlman-Robertsorj wildlife habilat restoration project, the Stale Department of Conservation announced Tuesday. Wilson's district will include II counties in north central Indiana. They are Cass, Miami, Carroll, Howard, Clinton, Wabash, FuKon, Kosciusko, Marshall, Elkhart and St. Joseph. He will work with farmers to establish wildlife areas on farms and supervise the free distribution of materials such as tree seedlings, vines, shrubs, seeds and grain. DOORS OPEN 9:00 A. M. ALL SALES FINAL DRASTIC REDUCTIONS ON THIS SEASON'S FINE COATS, SUITS, DRESSES $£•50 : 5 MILUNERY - MEZZANINE DRESSES Attractive, famous name fall dresses in cottons, wool jersey and crepes. Junior, Misses, Half Sizes Reg. $14.95 — $24.95 $8 $10 $14 I DRESSES I One of a kind. Famous name crepe and wool custom-made dresses. SECOND FLOOR Misses Sizes GROUP I Reg. $49.85 — $69.85 $34 $44 COATS GROUP II Reg. $79.85 — $95.00 $55 $66 BUDGtT PRESSES MEZZANINE • Adorable ginghams, sheath jumpers and washable rayons. Sizes 7—15 Reg. $5.95 $4.00 Dressy dresses of satin tail, French crepe, brushed rayon and embroidered faille in one and two piece styles. / Misses and Half Sizes Values to $10.95 \ $6.00 Buy for yourself and for gifts! Use our Budget Account! Fur fabrics, wool tweed and polished blacks in the best quality and styles. Misses and Junior Sizes Reg. $45.00 — $85.00 S32-S66 ISUITSi Winsome styles in all-wool tweed, flannel and broadcloth by famous makers. Junior and Misses Sizes GROUP I Reg. $17.95 — $19.85 $10 $12 $15 GROUP II • Reg. $49.85 — $65.00 $15 $28 $38 GROUP Hi Reg. $85.00 $66 | GIRLS'DRESSES | HOST FLOOR Fall styles, fine quality cottons, some drip- dry. Buy for gifts, too! Sizes 6—18 mo., 1—3, 3—6x, 7—14 Reg. $2.29 — $6.95 Greatly Reduced PUBLIC

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