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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY' CLOUDY INDIANA: Cloudy with possibly a little rain 'lingering yet tonight. Saturday becoming partly cloudy not much temperature change. Temperature 12 noon 58 degrees. Sunset 7:54 p.m., sunrise Saturday 5:28 a.m. ( YOUR HOME TOWK NOW IN OUR H15th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844r— 1-hone 4141 . LOGANSPOHT, INDIANA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1957 Full-Ltaard United Prr» Wlra Price Per Copy, Seven Cents Floods Follow Wake Of Tornadoes DEAD Hope Fades for Child Caught in Well Shaft Rescuers Bat-He Against Time to Reach Seven Year Old Benjamin Hooper, Jr., Who Fell Into Hole in Backyard at His Home at Man- orviHe, N. Y., Last Night. MANORVFLLE, N.Y TRAPPED BOY New Disaster Strikes Southwestern States Rivers Overflowing in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma; Death Toll in Area Reaches 29. Floods followed an outbreak of deadly tornadoes in the southwest ern storm belt today, bringing new distress to portions of Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. In New England, widespread frost was reported wilh record low lempcratures for this late in the spring. A United Press count showed at least 29 persons killed in the violent weather during the last two days. Twenty were killed in (he tornado at Silverton, Tex. Oklahoma reported f) storm deaths and Kansas 1 drowning. At Wichita, Kan., Ihe U.S. Weather Bureau warned that conditions along the Little Arkansas River were ripe for a repetition of the disastrous floods of 1051. Some residents of North Wichita already were moving Iheir furniture and belongings to higher ground. Homes were flooded by the overflow from storm sewers and from the shallow Chilshom Creek. Gov. George Docking ordered National Guard units on a slandby basis at Wichita, Eldorado, Newton and Eureka, Kan. Workers were busy sandbagging the levees along the Little Arkansas, and firemen readied boats for evacuation duty. Thc river is due to crest at noon at one foot above flood stage. A 14-year-old boy drowned Thursday in a swollen creek in southeast Wichita. Many Driven From Homes In Oklahoma, eighl persons were dead and more than 500 had been driven from their homes by Ihe Cimarron River, on its worst rampage in history. Enid and Dover, Okla., looked like "one big lake" from the air Thursday, wilh floodwaters ranging up to 8 and 10 feet deep. The floods hit on thc heels of a lUVj-j inch rainfall. Funnel clouds accompanied the' thunderstorms in Kansas and Ok-! lahoma today and spread into! parts of the Mississippi Valley. A twister ripped Dudcnville, Mo., causing some property damage but no casualties. While thunderstorms whipped Plains, Cheyenne, Wyo., dug out from a snowstorm that lefl seven inches of snow on Ihe ground early today. Two inches of snow blanketed Lararnic, Wyo., and one inch was reported at Denver. Up to 14 inches of snow buried sections of southeast Wyoming. LEGION INVITES PUBLIC TO INSPECT NEW CLUBROOMS rr rr Open House At Air Base On Saturday Public Is Invited to Program iind Demonstration Celebrating Armed Forces Day BUNKER HILL AKU — Visitors to this Tactical Air Command base Saturday will witness a sonic boom demonstration over Ihe base runway as a part of the open bouse activities. Officials of the installation said today that the gates will be open to the public between 10 a. m. and 4 ]>. m. in commemoration of Arm- eel Forces' Day. Planned activities will include an aerial review slarting at 12:57 p. m., featuring the demonstration sonic boom al 1:27 p. m. A static display including all types of aircraft in use here, engines, flying clothing, and equipment will be available during the six-hour program. Detailed programs, will be available at all gates. .The main gate on route 31, six miles south of Peru, and Ihe west gate, off route 218 four miles east oi Walton, will be open. Signs and Air Policemen will direct visitors to the parking areas. Everything on the program is free except the refreshments. While the celebration at the base is in progress- a flight of F-loo Super Sabres will fly over Logansporl from west lo cast at approximately 1:25 p, m. The formation will also be over Peru, Wabash, Marion, and Kokomo at two-and three-minute intervals following the fly-over at Logansporl. Two passes will bo made with the aircraft reversing direction on the second pass. The supersonic Jets will fly over the cilles al 2000 feet above the ground. Local Teacher Is Found Dead In Automobile Despondency Is Blamed for Death of Marvin Chappc- low, 30 Marvin Chappelow, 30, who taughl in Logansport grade schools for the past four years, was found dead in a parked car five miles north of Brazil al 10:30 a.m. Thursday. His death, estimaled six hours earlier, was sclf-infliclcd and attributed to despondency over the loss of a close friend and fellow teacher, Kenneth Jiardlcy. Kardley died Salurday of a heart attack and Chappelow had attended funeral services Tuesday at Brazil for the 30-year-old Riley 'junior high school teacher. Coroner Fred Rentsier said death was from carbon monoxide channeled into the closed car from a hose attached to the exhaust pipc.j A bollie of sleeping pills and a note indicating his despondent mental state were found near Chappclow's body. Clay County Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bryant said that the car was parked 150 yards from the highway, ft was discovered by a line foreman. , Chappelow had been absent from his teaching duties since thc funeral. School authorities here said his sister had telephoned that he was despondent over Eardlcy's passing and would not resume teaching until Monday. Chappelow laughl fifth and sixth grades al McKinlcy school during tbe past year. He also taught Ihere in 1953 and 1954 and taught al Daniel Webster in 1955. He was a graduate of "Surinam college and had additional credits from Ball State Teachers College. He had positions al Bcnlonvillc and Glenwood previous lo his Logansport employment and served in Hie armed forces April 25, 1945 to Dec. 5, 194(1. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chappelow, roule 5, Conners- villc, survive wilh three brothers, Joseph, of Laurel, Fred, of Brnoks- ville, and William, wilh the U. S. Navy; two sisters, Miss Betty Chappelow, al home, and Mrs. Dorothy Van Meter, of Laurel. Rites are pending at Ihe Clevcn- gor funeral home at Brookville, whore the body was removed'from the Lawson funeral home at Brax.il. ills IN the mnln social room of the new American Legion flubrooms lit 416 High street which will be thrown open 1 to the public Saturday aflernoon and evening by the local American Legion post in nil open house lasting from noon until midnight. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Charges Kin Of Dave Beck fof $101,000. Ike Warns Budget Cuts Could Weaken Country President Cains Support of Senate Leaders in ! Battle to Halt Drastic Reductions. I- Norman Gesscrt Accused By |sj £W LOCAL PASTOR Senate Rackets Investigators Invokes Fifth Amendment WASHINGTON (UP)—Thc Senate Labor Rackets Committee charged today that a relative of Dave Beck simultaneously got $50,000 from the Teamster Union payroll and $51,000 from a company selling goods to the union. The relative, Norman Gcssert, invoked thc Fiftli Amendment to this and all other questions NIC j committee shot al him as ho bogan public testimony. He refused to answer 40 questions in the first 10 minitles. Ge.sscrl refused even to say that he knew his own attorney, Edward I L. Carey, who sat beside him. Gcs.sei-1 would not say that he I , .., . <Pharos-T.rjbunc Pholo-Kngravmg) Receive June Draft Calls Two Cass county, draft groups, one for induction and the other for physical examination, will leave here Wednesday, June 12, for Indianapolis by special bus under the Selective Service program, it was announced Friday by Mrs. Bernico Hawthorne, clerk of the local draft hoard. 'hi; slalu has requested Ihe. county to send three registrants! "or induction and ten for pru-in-i luclion physical examination In .he June draft calls for that day. The registrants are to report at: the courthouse at 7 a.m. ' The special bus on which the .ocul draft groups will leave will jrlginate at Rochester, taking Kul- .011 and Pultiski county selectees before its stops here. It also will nake stops at Peru and Kokomo .0 pick up selectees from Miami iind Howard counties. knew Dave Beck, the committee's I , , biggest target and president of I Hcv. Paul W. Buer has n the Teams'lers, the nation's |,i L (^a call as pastor of Grace Lutheran church lo succeed Rev. Richard Recher who resigned several weeks ago to accept an Indianapolis pastorate. Rev. Baer is a native of Jasper county. He attended high school at Dubois and graduated al. Carthage College, Carthage, 111., in Lutheran Sem al Maywood, Forbes to Salute . Newspapers Sunday The PlumiH-THbiinc and Prcxn, mid UK; City of LogiuiNport, will he spotlighted am) featured over WKI1M-TV Sunday afternoon. K. Gilhurl Forbes, IICWH itdl- tor of (he state, has announced ,th;it a Kaliile lo (ho two newspapers will he Included In his Sunday Afternoon New« program which will he aired from Z:K p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday, May II). Al»o Included on the program will be a review of recent Logmmjiorl developments. gust union, nor his cousin, Mrs. Beck. Salary from Company Committee Counsel Hubert F. Kennedy said that Gcssurt was employed by the Teamsters Union from April 15, l!)5i), until March 31, l'!)">7, receiving $50,1)03.72 in salary during lhaf time. Kennedy said that dessert al the same time was employed by Union Merclmadising Co., a firm whose principal income derived from sales lo t.'ie Teamsters Union, and received $51,000 in salary from Wial company. Kennedy suld Union Merchandising Co. is owned by Beck's friend, Nathan Shcfferrnan, and his son, plp-U,, Cnr Whoolc Sbcllon Shefformnn. Shcffcrman "„' Jr. T: " , S testified in March that he paid T0 Be Distributed $85,000 of Beck's bills with union AI PCnl,- T^«l^,k<- ftmds. He Is a labor consultant! M UmiC I Onight for management, with about 300' Official wheels will be distrib- WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower said today "we must not weaken ourselves militarily or destroy our leadership in the free world,:.in our desire lo reduce our own ti)K burden." "To make such an attempt," he said in a telephoned message to a Republican regional conference at Cincinnati, Ohio, "could prove Ihe mosl cosily mistake ot our entire national life." The President again defended his record $71,000,000,000 peacetime] spending budget and prodded Congress to enact liis proposals on federal aid to schools, civil rights and higher postal rales, "Peace will be maintained only by unrelenting day-by-day sacrifice," ho said. "Any sound political program for America must have Ihls determination as its foundation stone... "To date, this program has made little progress In Congress. Unless that body begins lo act on it soon, the counlry and our people will be the poorer." The President spoke us key senators vowed to defend his .$;ifi,200,- 1)00,008 defense budget against a possible House slash of $2.50(1,000,000. The senators, Who did not wish lo be identified by name, foresaw the possibility of trimming the House cut to around one billion dollars. Eisenhower's message was ad,, ' ,, 11 i , ,i /-it • i:,i.->uinn/wci s message was au- 05,. He enrolled al thc ; Chicago, dl . es! , cd U) Repub ,, can , cuders flx)m .......... " '"•, , . . un.i., ...UIMIlt.!, lllllll/ln, ivlll^ll J^UH, and look a one-year Interne- Wisconsin. Missouri and West Vir- ship at Grace Lutheran church in Phoenix, An/., In lt)5li. He then returned to Maywood where he graduated from the seminary May 10 this year.- He will begin his duties here June 1. clients Including many of the na- lion's- largest department stores. Kennedy said Union Merchandising made $200,00(1 in l!)5;i-r>r>, mostly from.sales to Beck's itinion. Ges.sci-1 refused lo say whether he played any part in the 'Sulc of toy trucks to Teamsler locals by Union Merchandising, a deal described In earlier testimony as yielding a $10,500 profit to Beck. Earlier, Chairman John L. McClellan (D-Ark.) called for "Immediate action" by the union to decide whether lo dump Beck as president. McClellan, who angrily dismissed thc portly Teamster president from thc witness chair Thursday with a blast at llis "rascality," told newsmen he believes Beck has "flagrantly betrayed" the trust union members reposed in him. utcd to youngsters entering Ihe Lo- gansporl All-American Soap Box Derby a clinic scheduled al. 7:M o'clock lonlght at WSE Derby headquarters. Director Doug Myers arranged the clinic after receiving the shipment of wheels. Newcomers may register for the race and pick up their wheel sets tonight, Myers said. A total of 39 boys from the six counly area already huvu registered with Ihcir nearest Chevrolet dealer. Hup. Bcamcr Leaves Ilospilal WASHINGTON (UP)—Rep John V. Bcamcr (R-Ind.) was to be released from a hospital al Elkin, N.C., today, his office here said. Beamcr suffered a heart attack al Eikln Good Friday and has been hospitalized since. Rinia who gathered at Cincinnati for tlv; fifth GOP regional conference .'iponsorecl by the Republican Nulior-al Committee. Eisenhower called on mid-western Republicans to push for t \ GOP majority in both houses of Congress next year. "Since 195"!," he said, "our parly has not had the majority in Congress. Such n majority vyo must, win, for it is clear Hint po- iillcal responsibility con be definitely fixed only when one party controls both the legislative and exectilive branches of our government. "Then the praise—or the blame —can be fixed and properly aci-j judged: by lilic people." The key' senators supporting the President said there is no chance that the Scnale would go along wilh the full $2,500,000,000 House cut or. accept any reduction for alrcruCl or missile production. But Ihey said there was no chonco that the Senate would go along with a $2,500,000,000 cut should Ihe House pass it or with any reduction in missile and aircraft production programs. The House Appropriations Committee had been reported ready to proposio the big cut nod week Including reductions In the missiles and a:lrora£t programs. However, Circuit Court Remodeling Contracts Let Commissioner:; Also Announce County Offices to Be Closed Wednesday Afl- •urnoons Contracts for the remodeling of the Cass circuit court room at a cost of $22,1)1)0.92 exclusive ot the furniture have been let by the Cass county board of commissioners, to the low bidders, it was announced Friday by Randolph banning, president of the board. The general contract was awarded to William P. Loner and Sons of this city on a bid of $15,u:<G. Thc plumbing and healing contract went to H. R. Dlelze on a bid of $ll,:i(M.5IJ; the electrical contract went to Price Electric on a bid of $1,!>72; and the carpeting contract was awarded to H. Wller and Company on a bid of $1,I3II.;)7. The bids on furnishings are to be studied further before Ibat contract Is let, It was reported. Tom Medium! is the architect. Thc bids were opened Monday morning, May (i, by the commissioners. Because of insufficient funds, alternate bids were accepted wliich will eliminate some of the features that had. been planned. Thu la\v library will be unfinished, some furnishings will not be purchased, and there will be no air conditioning. The work on Ihe court room will begin as soon as the court starts Ihe usual summer vacation in June, it was reported. The commissioners also announced that the county offices in the court house would be closed on Wcdcnesduy afternoons during Iho summer months beginning next Wednesday, May 22. 50,000 Join /*• "I IV Ll Civil Rights <UP>— Thelast riles of the Roman Catholic Church were administered today to 7 - year - old Benny Hooper, trapped for lli',4 hours in a 21-fool well shaft. Hope for the child's life faded al noon as llis lumcl — tn ° ° n 'y I™ 1 ' 1 which had been visible from the top of the shaf!.— disappeared un- grimage for Freedom" At j dor sand sifting from the sides of Negroes StaRe "Prayer PH- the well. But even as Father Paul Mn- stalski made the sign of Ihe cross Lincoln Memorial in Washington WASHINGTON (UP)—An esli-. mated 50,000 persons march to '. lo bcsin lhe bripr ceremony, work- the Lincoln Memorial today to' ers conlinuod frantic efforts to lur- pray for "racial justice" and civil j " cl to lllc child's side from another rights legislation to protect Amer-; shaft some 15 feet away, ica's minorities. j They attempted to drive thrcc- They were taking part in the , oot , , hs ()f . ,. , huge Negro 'Prayer Pilgrimage , , . . ' ,. For Freedom," rally which al-i /alcr!l1 u '" nel wi;h hydraulic traded participants from all parts of the nation. Although the meeting was primarily a religious one, o:ie unwelcome group apparently planned to horn in. U.S. Communists were' W00(1 haci f^'h'' 1 reported to have put top priority. Rescuers Work Through Night on infiltrating '.he pilgrimage loj Rescuers completed a parallel exploit it for propaganda pur-, llolo ,,- fl , ct fn(m ,,,„ n . mi>w wc] . shaft before dawn. Using hydraulic jacks, they began forcing three pumps, but were hampered by t.ie crumbling sand of the wall supporting Ihe pumps. Earlier efforts lo shore the lateral tunnel with The meeting was designed to commemorate the third anniversary of the Supreme Court decision banning scliool segregation. It also planned as a protest against violence U> Negroes in the fool pipe through the sand toward thc trapped youngster. A conveyor belt carried the sand clear of the excavation in !he backyard of the South and a plea for passage of, H „„,,„, in (his , ,,,,;.„„, civil rights legislati-on at this ses- rolr , mlmi! , v somc 70 milra nst of sum of Congress. _ Now Y(1| ., c ci(v Robert K. McLaughlin, prcsi- sho , n , mcT „ „ ,„ „,,.„, !ff( dent 0.1 the Ihrcc-man board o | of j ,,. ld becn ,. l!d in .„„, commissioners of the IXslncl. of cll? ., m| ()f s , m(1 .,„,, worklm ,,, Columbia, welcomed endors ol lie s(ar , ed ^ througli a sccon.l pilgrimage and handed over the | sodi( , n ,,,,, ,|. inne( , lo work ,„ -cilys keys in ceremonies at l)is; willlin Uvo ; M ()f |ho chl)(! win , ,'?. 0> . . . ,, : Ihe pipe and then resume hand Pilgrimage co-chairmen are thci djggin.r Rev. Martin Lul.'KT King Jr. lead- 1 T)lt ,% ny ( , ol|U , ,, p he .,,. d j cr of the Mon gomery Ala., bus; duri ,,,,, <,.„., ,,„„,.,. 4) , ))is ' |m . boycott; A. Philip Hanrtolph, pros- , pn.sonmc-i.t. Shortlv before mid- uent of the AFL-CIO Brolhorhood;,,; ,„ |)0 s( , (] Jmd , ]0 f , li]c(I ,„ | of Sleeping Car Porters, and Roy | ,. m| |( , re llcsl , lo m ,, vc his jWilkins executive secretary of [he | ,,„„,, slr( , lc .j, wl !lbov(? his hc . lri jn i National Association For Tbe Ad' van-cement of Colored People. Ihe narrow shaft and the- only part of him visible from above. was believed wedged into the i The meeting has boon endorsed .by catholic, Pi-oi^uint ami .iewishi 10 ; i ^ 1 -' L -j;,;;; ( ;;;' i0 f "^^j,.;',:;";;:;: leaders., and a hos. of tabor «<'-Meet probably dangling in Ihe wator gnnuutions. i below. Bennv foil into Ihe hole | Thc formal Uiree-hoiir ceremony, momc ,,, s nft ; M . his f!lUl< ,,. finis , )e(i -on the steps of the Lincoln Me- wfl| , k (m jt f<)| . |he ( ,. 1V _ morial featured speeches by King, Reps. Adam Clayton Powell (D- N.Y.) and Charles C. Digus Jr. (D-Mich.) and others. Spiritual singer Mnhalia .i'ackson was scheduled lo sing a hymn. A wrenIh was to he laid at. the foot of the stalely Lincoln statue by James and Theresa Gordon, Negro children who briefly attended a while school at Clay, Ky., in the face of mob threats. Child Is Drowned As Boat Capsizes GARY (UP)—Michael Rosendaul, 4, East Gary, drowned Thursday when a boat overturned on the Deep River. Authorities suid liic boat also contained the boy's father, Charles, his other two sons Robert and Clarence, a friend of thc father, Roy Buckncr, and Buck- nrc's son, Basil. Motorist Hurled To Death in Crash INDIANAPOLIS (UP 1—Olio 0. Sharp, 82, Indianapolis, was killed today when his automobile collided with a big truck at thc intersection of Ind. 100 and Ind.' 37 in suburban Allisonville. Driver of Uic truck was identified by authorities as Edward .J. Tucker, 36, Detroit. Sharp was thrown out of tlio car and killed when his head struck the pavement. They Ind. now live in Fort Wayne, Leg Op ion Plans en House lie public may inspect the new American Legion club quarters at 410 High street Saturday from noon until midnight, according to the anmmnccmenl of Andrew Michael, commander of Ibu local Legion post. The quarters arc local ed in Iho former Schmidt brewery, which lias been completely remodeled. The clubrooms include a large room downstairs for enlcrlninmcnl and small banquets, a private social room for members and a modern kitchen. They are decorated in pastel colors. All Legion social activities will be held in the new quarters, but regular posl. meelings will continue to be held In Memorial home, Michael said. The open house will feature dancing from 0 until 12 p.m. Saturday. Music will be provided by Deb Tinkle and his band Police Search for Stolen Automobile City police Friday morninft received a report of a stolen car in which Ihe owner, Leo DoHavcn iad left his keys. Neighbors came quickly lo help and to walch. As the night went on Hip ci*owd of curious swelled lo hundreds. By morning 1hc Hoopers' nonl lawn had hi'cn trampled to sand, and the crowd was still growing. Shortly after daybreak polico closed Ihe road by the house for one mile in each direction. II was already filled wilh parked automobiles, stretching; Iwo miles in both directions. Pump In Oxygen Civil defense ami Rod Cross workers rolled up mobile kitchens wilh doughnuts ami coffee for the tired rescue workers. Dr. Kris said Ihc boy's life was endangered primarily by Ihe long exposure in Ihe damp hole through a cold night and by the strain of his position. The scene was reminiscent of that in San Marino, Calif., eight years ago, when .1-year-old Kathy Fiscus was the object of a similar heart-rending rescue effort. Kalhy, who had fallen no foot into an abandoned well shaft, was dead 53 iiours later when rescuers reached her, in a maneuver similar lo that used here today. Father's Hack Was Turni-il The boy's anguished fallior, n 30-year-old highway maintenance man, and a neighbor, Paul Palmeri, had just finished digging Urn well shaft and. wilh their backs to the hole, wore putting together two lengths of pipe when they heard Benjamin scream. The father grabbed H rope and dropped it into the shaft. But his son was unable lo grasp it. The father I lien called a contractor friend, Joe Govornali, who telephoned police, then hurried to thc. scene wilh a bucket crane and a crew of workmen, Benjamin's companion, M I k « Molinaro, also 7, told police that the Hooper boy bad tried to jump DoHaven told officers hid 1949! over thc shaft—and fell, maroon Ford automobile was taken! The hole, 3 by 5 feel al Ihc sur- from Us parking place in front of face, nar.rows to alx>ut 12 Indira ;ho residence, 510 Grove street, sometime before midnight. The license number was SS-8561. at a depth of four feel, and to 10 inches al 21 fo«t—the point where Benjamin was trapped.

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