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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 27

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Wednesday Evening, November 20, 1957. LOGANSPORf PUBLIC LIBRARY Washington, Bethlehem Teams Win Forestry Judging Contest First and second place honorsond with 482 points. They were in the annual forestry judging con-coached by Homer Smith, Price test at the Cass county extensionhad 244 points and Hubentha! had office were won Tuesday by teams 238. from Washington and Bethlehem Third place went to Doug Bow- townships, yer and Martia Zollman of Wash- The Washington township team.ington township, with a total of 469 coached by Fred Bowyer and con-points, while fourth place was won sisting of Nancy Rude and Greg by George Carlson and Terry Ule- Stcwart, led the eight team fieldrick, of Adams township, with 410 with 490 points'. Miss Rude scoredpo'mts. They were coached by Tom 246 points and Stewart scored 244. Gilliatt. Allen Price and 3. T.. Hubenthal, Other teams consisted of Fred of Bethlehem township, placed sec-Price and Bob Wagoner, Bethle- hem township, 406 points; Bill Working and Larry See, Adams township, 393 points; Sam Sharp and Lois Stephens, Harrison township, 366 points; and Bob Swank and Eon Gilman, Harrison township, 355 points. Bill Moss coached the two Harrison township teams. The top two teams will be eligible for the district contest for the Lafayette area next spring, where they teams from will compete with 12 other counties. Civil Rights Issue Now Switched to Dixie Polls WASHINGTON (UP) — Negro leaders are directing the civil rights controversy away from the congressional arena and into the polling places o£ the southern states. Southern white Democrats probably must shift their attention from the schools to the ballot boxes if they are to meet this new trend 1 . Regardless of the merits of the controversy, the Negro strategy appears to be sound and promising. Rep. Charles C. Diggs Jr. (D- Mich.) is a Negro who knows about politics. He recently coun- selled his race, as follows: Says South Misguided "The South is misguided by white politicians competing with each other. The only language a politician understands, especially a southern politician, is the ballot." Now comes Roy Wilkins,' national executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (•NAAOP) with a plan. Wilkins announced in Atlanta, Ga., that NAACP would attempt to get 3,000,000 southern Negroes to the polls. He will be aided in that effort by the voting rights guarantee enacted at (he last session of Congress. Wilkins said about 25 per cent of eligible southern Negroes were presently registered and that, the campaign would seek to make it 60 per cent. Seek Complexion Change First objective of this get-out- the-vote campaign is to change the complexion of southern legislatures. If that complexion were changed so. lea, would be changed the complexion of the delegations of southern states to the United States Congress. The impact of such changes would be fslt far beyond the borders of the old South. Southern members of the U. S. Congress who were more or less responsive to Negro voters back home could and probably would team happily with northern Democrats who comprise the left wing of their party not only on civil rights but on domestic questions generally. A more comprehensive welfare state and a greater centralization of government in Washington would be expected to flow from that. Congressional conservatives, of whatever party label, would become a more or less permanent minority, largely powerless to affect policy trends. System Discourages Voting The one-party system and the poll tax have tended in the South to discourage voting. The percentage of eligibles who trouble to go to the polls in some southern states is very low. The NiAACP registration drive among Negroes should spark a Democratic registration campaign by southern whites. Out of that, of course, could come a two-party system in the old South. It has been 'coming, although slowly. The use of federal troops in Little Rock generally is judged to have stopped the two- party trend cold. The drive of southern Negroes for ballot box power may start it again. Only Mississippi among" the southern states did not in 1956 record any votes for Republican candidates for the U. S. House of Representatives. Ten other southern States cast 1,646,000 votes for Republican house candidates. The total vote for Democratic candidates for the house was 4,746,000. Not a bad start toward two parties. U. S. Supreme Court Raps Rail Unions WASHINGTON (UP)—The Su-| preme Court has struck another blow at what it calls "invidious discrimination" by railroad unions against Negro members. The nine-judge bench said again Monday what it bsgan saying in 1947: That .. railway labor union js obligated to represent all workers fairly without regard to race. If a Negro worker suffers discrimination he may take his complaint to a federal court. The ruling stemmed from a law suit filed by Negro workers in the Houston, Tex., freight house of the Texas & New Orleans Railroad. They said the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks did nothing to help them when their jobs were abolished and whites hired as replacements. Star City Sixteen mothers of WWII unit 1(29 gave a party at the Logansport State Hospital for veterans on Friday. After an afternoon of bingo they served pie and coffee. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wiesjohn entertained Che supper club Sunday evening. The Christian youth hour held each Sunday evening at the Christian church from 6:30 to 7:30 has been divided into three groups. Sponsors are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wentz, seniors; Mr. and 'Mrs. Harold Rude, juniors; and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cooper and Mrs. .Bill Batty, beginners. There is an average attendance i>f about 50. The Van Buren Junior Home Demonstration club will meet Thursday evening at 7:30 with Mrs. Darl Daily. Mrs. Robert Moyer will be co-hostess. The lesson will be given by Mrs-. William Wagner. The roll call will be hints for holiday gifts or shopping secrets. There will be a "white elephant" sale. The church auxiliary will meet at Uie Christian church Thursday night at 7:30. Hostesses are Mrs. Merl Whipple, Mrs. Lulu Barley Mrs. Bill Smith, Mrs. William Cooper, and Mrs. Vera mite. Mr: and Mrs. Bob Moss of Logansport spent Sunday he;re with •his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ken : neth Moss. The Van Buren Senior Home Demonstration club will meet Friday at che home of Mrs. Clark Reed. Assistant hostesses will be Mrs. George Hoesel and Mrs. Lloyd Royer. The regular lesson will, be given by Mrs. George Hoesel and slides, "World of Ideas" will be presented. Tech. Sgt. and Mrs. Harold Knebel and daughter of Belton, Mo. spent several days recently here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Knebel.and other relatives, A teen-age dance is being planned for Nov. 27 at the American Legion Hail in Winamac by parents Indian Creek, Van Buren and Harrison townships. There is a standing committee. Dances will be planned with help from other parents. ENLISTS IN ARMY Stanley Correll, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Correll of Denver, has enlisted in the Army for three-year term, according to M-Sgt. Frank M. Cheves and Sgt. Former Marion Newsman Succumbs OBDAR GROVE, N.J. (UP)—J. Seegar Heavilin, 52, former Indianapolis and Marion, Ind., newspaperman, died Tuesday.- Heavilin was a public relations account executive for a New York firm at the time of his death. He formerly was editor of Paramount Newsreel. A native of Marion, Heavilin was a reporter and columnist for the- Marion Chronicle and later a reporter for the Indianapolis Star. Knights Initiate 'Six Candidates One hundred members of the Knights of Columbus gathered in the local K. of C. hall Monday night for the initiation of six candidates. Francis Perrone, past grand knight, headed the initiation team. 5NARK ON A IARK—The U. S. Air Force's intercontinental Snaric, strategic global missile, take* off in a whoosh ol exhaust from rocket boosters. The photo shows its undcrwing auxiliary fuel tanks, which enable it to travel greater distances to deliver an atomic warhead. State Group Suggests New Tax Laws INDIANAPOLIS Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy was told Tuesday it might be a good idea to enact a law limiting local properly taxes. The 1957 Legislature directed the commission to study the possibility of putting a ceiling of $2 per $100 assessed valuation in cities and towns and $1.25 in rural'areas, on the theory communities could make'up the difference with other levies, perhaps a net income tax. Purdue University 'Prof. Howard J. Hoag, who studied property taxes for the commission, -told the group the tax reduction would I create other problems. Hoag said it would create a "tendency" for local, units "to be less willing to handle their own problems, and more willing to dump their problems in the hands of the Legislature." In his report, Hoag said the plan might bring "greater and greater pressure" for state aid from the Legislature. Commission Director Robert J.' Pitchell said it was tnpossible for various state departments to agree on how much money Indiana has collected and spent at any one time. He blamed differences in accounting methods by the Budget Department, Auditor's office and Revenue Department. Rail Group Hears TalkbyH.E. Hirst A talk on the "Good of the Veteran's Order" was given by Harry E. Hirst, vice president of the Veteran Employes Association of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at a meet(W) — The i i n g O f that group Tuesday nig-ht at der. Refreshments were served after the meeting. the Barnes hotel. The moeting was attended by 24. members. Hirst presided in the absence of Carl J. Manders, president. Other short talks were given by S. D.-Dawson and Sam E. Sny- SCOOTER LICENSE GONE Mrs. J. W. Wildermu'lh, 1808 Smead street, reported to city police that the license plate from her son's motor scooter was missing from the vehicle, havinj; been lost or stolen in the last two or three days. Read the Classified Ads Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven John I. Stangle of the local recn*- ing office. 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