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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 18, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA: Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Showers and occasional thunderstorms tonight and Sunday. Cooler extreme south Sunday. Temperature 12 noon 68 degrees. Sunset 7:55 p.m. EST. Sunrise Sunday 5:27 a.m. NOW IN OUR J 13th YEAR HOME EDITION [ "YOUR HOME TOWN l^EWSBAJPER Founded 1844— For All Dep«r«m«««» LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1957. Fnll-I.mit<l United Prrim WIr»» 0*7 mad Kl«ht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents CAR HITS BRIDGE; TWO DIE Flames Damage Two Apartments On Third Floor Estimated $4,000 Damage Caused in Fire at Downtown Apartment Building Fire caused an estimated $4,000 damage on the top floor of the three-story brick apartment building at 425 South Fifth street early Saturday morning, routing three MANORVILLE, N.Y. (UP)—The death-defying valor of volunteer rescuers, a steady flow of oxygen, the indomitable courage of the victim—and luck—were credited today with the miracle rescue of 7-year-old Benny Hooper from the bottom of a well shaft w-here he rc-sidents of the apartments. I wa s entombed for nearly 24 Three rooms were completely j hours. Suffering only from exposure and shock, the slender, blue-eyed >oy was reported resting com- orlably and in good condition at Bay View Hospital in nearby Jastic Beach. Doctors, who expressed amazement at the child's survival in the bottom of the 10- Miracle Rescue Has Happy Ending; Save Child Trapped In Well Shaft Volunteer Rescuers Brave Death to Reach Seven Year Old Benny Hooper Who Plunged Into 21- foot Deep Hole Nearly 24 Hours Ago; Child Reported in,Good Condition At Hospital gutted and the furnishings destroyed by the flames, while a large bathroom was badly damaged. Smoke and water damaged the remaining two rooms on tne third floor. Kouted by the fire at 1:37 a.m. were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crouck, who were taken out a front window and down a ladder by fireman, and Ed Walker, in whose apartment the blaze started. Firemen brought the blaze under control in half an hour, but remained at the scene lor nearly three hours before completely extinguishing the flames. Kvery piece of fire-fighting equipment in" the city was rushed to the scene. Passerby Discovers Fire Fire Chief Dick Eiscrt said the blaze started in the bedroom of the Walker apartment, located at the rear of the floor at the head of the stairway. That room, the living room and the kitchen which comprised the Walker apartment were completely gutted, with all of the furnishings being destroyed. The large bathroom which served both of the apartments on the floor, located next to the Walker apartment kitchen at the head of the stairs, was badly damaged by the flames. The two-room Crouck apartment ot the front of the building almost entirely escaped damage from the flames, but the smoke and watei damaged both rooms. Fire Chief Dick Kiserl paid the cause of (he fire was not known. The fire was apparently discovered by a passerby, who saw smoke, pouring from the top ol the building. The structure is part ol the 0. 1... Harrington estate and was willed to a brother, Giles Uiirrlngton, of Chicago. Ed Decker, manager ot the apartment building, suid damage to the building was estimated at $2,000 to $2,500, with the loss in furnishings and clothing slightly loss. The loss was believed to be fully covered by insurance. SCENE DRAMATIC RESCUE inch wide pit, said he was gaining his color and was well on the road to recovery. But, .they said in such cases there was a danger of pneumonia setting In. A tube which pumped life-preserving 'Oxygen into the chill, dark shaft throughout Benny's en- .rapmenl—and which despite sifting sand miraculously hovered less than an inch from his mouth —was believed by doctors to have kept the boy alive in vvhat even the most optimistic feared had become a sandy grave. Jacket Also HI-IIKM! Another fortune of chance—the billowing of Benny's jacket as he became wedged in the darkened well shaft—also helped save the life of (ihe sandy-haired second- grader, doctors said. Miraculously, the Jacket—worn because of unseasonable chill—had created nn air pocket, catching the potentially death - dealing sand- slides that occurred .sporadically during 23 hours of frantic rescue operations. The r'.-scue wns climaxed at 7:31 Friday night when a llO-yenr-old Negro construction worker braved a cave-In 25 feel below the surface and freed the hulf conscious boy from hla trap, From the pit of the emergency crater, came the cry of Dr. ,1. If, Kris, the Hooper family's physician, "The boy's allve^. He's alive." Spectators fell tin their knees, many with tlielr heads skyward. In silent prayer, Home scre.nmct: deliriously. Others applauded. A In the above picture, n fireman and a rescue volunteer arc shown pccrlnu Into tlui hole In wlilch Benny wns caught. In the lower photo, rescuers toll through the nighl while onlookers wait mill pray for tlie child. Volunteer resellers who worked lor nearly 24 hours without 1 rent, WIIFB credited today with snvhiK the life of seven year old Benny Hooper Jr., enlomiied In n well shaft I" the baukyiird of Ills home ul Mutuirvllle, NIIIV York, sbieii Thursday night. chorus ot spectators c h a 111 c d, "lie's alivel He's alive!" Mother Kmhnu:us Son As two workmen gently lifted Benny from the crater, h i s molhw, tears streaming down her face, ran from the house where sho had been under a phy- lobbing aloud, embraced her weeping husband. Both -then limbed into the ambulance aiong with Kris, to accompany t h e aintly smiling boy to the hospi- .al.' " An ambulance attendant held an oxygen mask over the boy's face during the 15-mile trip to the hos. pital. At the hospital, lie was )laced In an oxygen .tont, Salary Raise For Teachers Compromised Logansport School Board Says Increase Will Cost An Additional $47,000 City school board members this morning approved a second compromise plan increasing the salaries of the teachers in the city school system. • Charles L. Sharp, superintcn- henw Logansport Man One Of Victims in Crash Hugh Jordan, 39, Residing At 614 Reynolds Street and David Huskisson, 35, Formerly of Thornhope and Now of Chicago, Killed in Accident On Highway 14 Near Medaryville Two men, one from Lognnsport and the other from Chicago, formerly of Thornhope, were killed instantly at 2 o'clock Satxirday morning*- when the 1947 model car in which they were riding; struck the .cement abutment of the bridge over the Monon ditch on state road 14 eleven miles west of Winnmac and hurtled into the water filled ditch below. The victims were identified as Hugh L. Jordan, 38, of M4 Reynolds street, LoRansport and David H Huskisson, ttucu 1.1 «ll uxyulill .mill, UITIIL vi v;ii.y aini/uLa, aaiu uiv: JIKYY . * • •• , - , - . . Placed on a strict liquid diet MU ry schedule would cost approx- '^ of 7242 May street, Chicago, formerly of Thornhope ,ung Benny was given -on., and. imatelv $47 . 000 more than the one Jordan's death apparently was caused by a broken young nter ginger ale, but no solids. X- rays were lo be taken later in the day.- When hours had passed without any sound from the well shaft, doctors and most others nt the scene despaired of the boy's survival. Not a whimper had been heard since 10 p.m., Thursday an lour and a half after the ah.lld tumbled into the hole while plny- ng with a companion. And the nst physical contact had been made at 10:30 p.m. when Benny Feebly grasped, then lost, a hook lowered Into the hole by firemen. But the dogged efforts of scores of rescuers, many .of whom worked though on the verge of physical exhaustion, continued. Few, if any, of the rescuers or spectators believed that the boy wns n-llvc when word reached the surface tuat Sam Woodson, n wiry construction vvorkor, had gotten to Ihe point where Benny had been wedged for 23 hours. Followed by n second worker, Woodson, tho father of an H- year-old girl, climaxed 22 hours of digging—by human hands, sliov- els and a hugo bucket crane- when he crawled the final' few foot of a lateral tunnel and crumbled Uie wall of the well pit. Suddenly, what rescue-rs feared most, a cave-In occurred. "II; was then that I saw the boy's coat," Wondson said, grabbed him, u little bit hard. innately $47,000 more than the one now in effect. However, a bill passed by the last state legislature, Sharp said, will provide about $39,000*. of that total. The remaining $8000 could be raised by an increase of 2.5 cents on the local tax rale, ho pointed out. SJinnp said the pay schedule, unanimously approved by the five- member school board, was adopted with the mutual agreement ol both groups. The second compromise plan was worked out attar the school board rejected — by a 3-2 vote — the first compromise Sharp presented during n special meeting of the board Monday night. Sharp conferred with authorized representatives of the teachers and individually with the board members to secure the approval ot both groups. The adopted proposal will he Included in Ihe minutes of the next board meeting, ho said. Jlelow 7 Per Cent Figure The approved, schedule Is $12,900 below cost of the flat 7 per cent across-the-board. Increase asked originally by the teachur salary committee. This proposal was rejected by the school board in mi earlier meeting. Sharp then prepared the first compromise plan which he neck. He also suffered fractures of both. legs. Huskisson's body was badly mangled, but death was believed to havo siclnn's care for shock since learn ing ot the tragedy^ while at work as a telephone operator. Beaming with Joy, sl'.e embrace! the blanket-wrapped form of .Inc. son she had nil bill given up to dead. Then, as the boy was placed'ubmo, .111, grabbed Wondson's un- In an ambulance, Mrs. Hooper,Ikies and pulled him out. He! presented during the meeting Monat me-and started to ery.juny nl « hu Tho new . I didn't have a chance to talk to said, Is $4.000 under the cost him, 1 was talking !o God." WJicn It appeared tho cave-In would entrap Woodso.n and' Ihe of Tipton To Lose Federal Funds If Not Spent Trustee Calls Meeting to Discuss Proposal to Huild Shop and Blind Room With Doubt Object In North Sea Is Sunken Sub Alnrm Is Spread After Danish Y r e i tf h t u r Reports Sij,'htirif{ Hushing Uuoy LONDON (UP)—The Dutch submarine chaser Utrecht reported today It had made contact with a "submerged object" In the Novth Sea but that reports 11 submarine might have sunk, In the area appeared to hi) a false alarm. Thu search vessel said signals from Its echo sounding apparatus were "loo vague" to indicate a lunkcn vessel. The Utrecht reported to Amsterdam It found nn "anchored drum" In the area where a Danish ship Friday night reported seeing u buoy which flashed ll«hl» and gnvo 015 „„ appropriation of $;i:i,(MO for off smoke—like n submarine's Tipton township school building emergency marker buoy. i purposes has been approved, while The captain of thu Danlsn;. m appropriation of $11,075 for the freighter Mary North reported lie could hear "knocking from HIM Bubmerged vessel" he said It sounded like distress signals from a .sunken sub. Tho IJHritclil immediately hooded for home. It radioed Its findings to Ihe Ilritl.sh Admiralty which served Patrons of the Tlplon township schools are asked to attune! n public meeting at the Tipton township high school at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the advisability of build- Ing n shop and band room with $3!),7I5 In federal funds available lo the township for building purposes, It was announced Saturday by Tiplon township trustee Herbert Grant. Trusted Grant said Hint he linn boon notified unless thin money is used it will return to this fednrul government. He reported that a shop and band room are badly needed, the school having no shop nt the present time and the hand room being too small for the 05 pupils In the hand. Under one section of public law as omergciK.'y communications township has been approved under another section of the same law, thu lrusl.ee said. i Ho explained that since the money was first approved on March 2!l, 195(1, ho has asked for an ox- toiiHlnn every 45 days, but he has been notified that no more ex ten- Death Takes Ruth Olson WINAMAC, I rid, —.Rites for Mrs. Ruth Marguerite Olson, fi2, wife of Puliisld county agricultural u- genl Curl IS. Olson and a Wlimmiic resident for 2(1 yours, will he held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wlnnmnc Methodl.il church, of which she wan u mcmhur. She died at 4 "p.m. Friday at the Roburt Long hospital, Indianapolis, where she was taken from St. Joseph's hospital In Logansporl.. She wns born Oct.; 20, 11)04, In LaGrniige county, Indiana, to lierl and Emma (Dudley) Oury. Surviving with Din husbnnd are n son, Ker.Lon, nl borne; n daughter, Sonya, who Is a student at Purdue; mid a brother, Maynard Oury, Vt, Plcircu, Kin. A school teacher fur 20 years, half of which was In Ptilu.sk! county, she wns a member of the Win. uriiHC. Methodist church, the Eastern Star and fiofa club here, and Delta Cappn Cinmmu sorority. Tho Rev, John Paul Jones will officiate at the funeral riles and burial will bo in Crown Hill cemetery horn. Friends may call at the Fry and Lnnge funeral home, where Eastern Star rll.es will be held at 1 p.m, Sunday. The body will he tnken to the church to lie In slate for nn hour preceding llio services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund. Treat Walton Child Who Took Sedative Timothy lloyburn, two-year-old Walton boy, wns ruslind to the St. Joseph hospital for Imilmenl nf-| the schedule which wns presented, •and rejected, during that, meeting, The new .schedule, Sharp said, bey, the second rescuer, .lohn Ar-iwlll enable him to Inform prospective teachers of the salaries they can expect if they 'join the local system. The schedule Is as follows: been due to a skull fracture. Bunker Hill Opens Gates To Visitors 3000 Persons Enter First Hour; Scheduled Flights Over Cities Threatened By Kniuy Wealher BUNKER HILL AKU — Three thousand persons entered the gates (it this Tactical Air Command base during the first hour of the open house program' this morning. Capl. Arthur B. Kelley, inlonnn- tion service officer said the gales opened nt JO a.m. and that the Installation would be open to visitors until 4 p.m. Included in the program In observance ot Armed Forces day was an aerial review, featuring a sonic boom demonstration over flic base runway, "fly-overs" at Logansporl, Peru, Wabash, Jind .Kokcmu), mill a static display of planes mid equipment used ill Ihe base. Rainy weather, however, threatened lo force cancellation of the flying operations', Capt. Kelley sahl. tor ills rno'lhiT, Mrs. Francis llcy-j collapsed today burn, found him on the Imck porch chewing phenobnrhllal tablets. Mrs, lleyburn said she dkln'l. know hnw ninny tnhlets the child hud taken, lie wns brought to the hospital by Deputy Sheriff Roy King and waa returned home after treatment. Building Collapses Killing Aged Woman NICW YORK <U'P> — A Uirec- story brick building Hint wus declared unsafe two days ago center In case n submnrlnii wns ml.Tshig from one ot the world's navies. No NATO submarines were missing and there was spwulutkiu tU« vessel may have belonged to Russia or some Knslern European nation. Tho Utrecht rushed to n spot about 110 mllos northwest of the Dutch Island of Turschulling near the Ooggors Hank fishing grounds, alter a Danish freighter sighted n red, black and while fln.ihlng buoy which gave off smoke signals Friday night. Tho Danish vessel the Mary North radioed It thought the buoy wns an emergency signal from some distressed submarine. Mrs. Clifford Moody New Correspondent sions will bo granted mid the mon-j f nr Winnmnr Arpn in ..„» ,„ ,!,„ r.,,in.,,,i rt,*., ' *" T¥ iiim 11 "*- nt \*\* CIIKCK I7B VKHICI.KS Sheriff 0. R. Carson and special •deputies Inspected 175 cars at Walton und Onward between It and !) p.m, Friday, with 15 of the vo- hlules having minor defects. A 70 - year - old woman was (rapped and killed, Ono man was taken to a hospital after being dug out of the wreckage. Police said all other occupants of the building twcapcd. Two firemen- wero Injured In rescue work, ' Tho body of Anna Lcvkullc, 70, wns found hy rescuers digging Into n 25-fooHiigh heap of bricks, timbers and twisted steel. Authorities learned the building had been ruled unsafe and the tenant had .been asked Lo movo. Yrs. ISxp. 0 1 2 a •I 5 II 7 II 0 10 II 12 13 H 15 in Non-Dcjirco 4 Yr. 5 Yr. .1100 32(10 3:100 3-100 3iiOO 3(100 3701) 31100 31)1)0 4000 40SO 4100 4150 4200 4250 4:150 4000 4200 4350 4-100 4550 4(l!iO 4750 41150 41)50 5050 5150 5250 5350 5450 5550 MOO The aircraft scheduled In participate had been placed on stand-by al 10 a.m. and were to rlTiinin until 3 p.m. Visibility was below minimum for visual fliglil rules and the aircraft would not fly un- le.ss tho weal her changed tor the better, ho said. All other events on Ihe program, he said, would take place us 4100 ! .scheduled. 4300 Tim stalic display included 4500.F-1001) Suiwr Sabres, T-33 Shoot- Jordan apparently was driving the car, which belonged to Huskisson. His body lay or. the bank of the ditch fifteen fec-l below tho bridge. Huskisson's body wns slumped over the rip.ht side of thu seat of the Uuior sedan. The car was still on ils wheels in the water three f<'et from tho east bank of the ditch. The water. several feet deep, was up to tho seal cushion of Uio car, Apparently Fell Asleep Sheriff Ralph Giilbrcalh said tho driver apparently fell asleep at Ilia wheel. The car gradually left tint road on the right, side beginning 100 feel, from the bridge, ami Uiero were no signs that the brakes wera applied before the vehicle struck the bridge abutment with sudi force it tore the entire front enj off Ihe car, including the motor, hood and fenders. The motor lay almost under Uia bridge while the remainder of Ihj car was 25 feet north of the bridge. The transmission was strewn along • Ihe bank between the bridge and the car. The loft door was lorn off and lay besido the body of the car, and the right doar was open. The two men, both truck drivers, were reported cnroute U> Krnncesville to visit a friend of Huskisson's. Watch Slopped ut 2 A.M. It was almost seven hours after the accident before a passing mo. U.rist discovered Ihe wreckage and UIK bodies. Time of Ihe crash was established al 2 a.m. because Jordan's wak-h slopped nt Unit time. Investigating the era-sh along with Sheriff (inlhrenlh were Stain Trooper Hudy Srliult?. and Coroner Karl Moore of Kninccsville. The bodies of the victims wero taken lo Ihe Querry funeral home -..<«*, i !• -iuiH / I.TIIJf). wiiun v n, i -.»., .iin'iM- i • •- 4<l5o!jng Stars, K-D4C Sltirflres, a C-lll) ll I'fnnccsviile. Jordan's body was 4750 Klylnii Dii.xcar, ll-1'.i Helicopter, a '"'ought lo Ihe Fisher funeral home 41150 •1i)30 5050 5130 525(1 5350 5-150 5550 8(150 5750 5115(1 5950 n05(l (1100 START WORK ON TWELVE MlLEMEDICAL BUILDING oy will return In tho federal gov- rnnicnt If It Is not used. These funds urn available because of the children of Dunker- UK! sir base personnel attending tho Tlplon township schools. Thurc has been an average of 7(1 of these pupils during the past year. Truslee Grant announced that tho township also has received ltd first check from the U. S. Department ot Health, Education and Welfare for $3,310. The total the township will receive for tho 108(157 school year will be approximately $4,131). This Is part payment for tho operational cost of pupils of air baoo personnel attending tho schools In tho township. That money Is received undor public law 1174. Mrs. Clifford Moody, 5111 South Bursun street, Winnmac, will succeed Mrs. Nelllo Reynolds, 121 South franklin street, Winnmac, the the Wlnnrnnc correspondent Lognnsport newspapers Monday. Mrs, Reynolds, correspondent for tho Pharos-Tribune for thirty-five years and more recently correspondent also for tho Press, was forced to resign because o[ III health, She will enter Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday morning. Residents of the Wlnnmnc nron who have news stories hereafter should contact Mrs. Moody, phone 2591 Wlnamac. C-45 Voyngur. free movies, and a f Ire-fight Ing demons! ration. LI. Col, Theodore Culling was project officer for the 1 program. The first step In construction o? » ,n»<l!cat bulldlnif «t Twelve Mllu wn» Cnken Siilimlny morning w)n>n foollngH for the fiiiinilntlon were piiureil by wi>rh«rs, shown aliovt! an thn project got imilcrwiiy, A community ilrlve. mmiisorm! by Ihe Twelve Mile lions elub, In ImliiK held to raln« »!0,00fl lor the building nnil ti. bring » physician Into lh« oummiinlty. StunilliiK at the right In the picture, observing the work, »r« tlin>e Mono club officials. They are, l«ft to right, Junior Bnbb of Twelve Mile, prenldunt ol Ihe club there ami chairman of th« fimil-rulsliiK drive; Hurry Walls of Uganspnrt, noun Lloiw club chairman; 'ami Keith Show»lter. J.o«nn»pi>rl, dinirlcl governor ol Ihe Uoim. (I'lmroH-Trlbune IMiolo-KngmvliiK) Storm-Flood Toll Climbs In Southwest Oklahoma in Throes of Worst I'Mixids in History; Disaster Deaths Ucudi 32 l!y tJNITKI) I'lUCSS Koul weather slormuil across the Southwest again today, reaping ilenlh anil damage. Tho worst floods In Oklahoma's history, bloated by torrential rains, were I ho latest In a iserifts of weather <lisa»ti:i-s that have claimed more than M lives since Wednesday. A United Press count showed a loin! of yi deaths since a deadly tornado struck .Silvwlon. Tex., Wednesday night, There were 22 falalllies hi Texas, eight in Oklahoma and four In Kansas. The. wi'alhc.T bureau warned that tornadoes were likely In parts of Texiis, 0 k 1 n h o m a and Kansas again today. Tul.sa, Okla., residents fled their homos just ahenil of bubbling flood waters of the C i m a r r o n HiV(M', Nearly four inches of rain followed close upon Ihe heels of a pelting by Ihrce-lnch hailstones at Wlrhilu, Kan. In Ihe flooded aren, volunteors worked unceasingly In downpours lo erect sandbag barriers against Hood walers. Helicopters flew in supplies lo stranded families, Oklahoma Gov. Raymond Gary oskcicl President Elsenhower to ileclnre his state « disaster are; so federal funds could be obtained, (inry estimated ilamagi 1 lo roads and bridges alone In Oklahoma exceeded the 2Va million dollar mark. Jordan was born In Kansas City, Cans., on June M, linn, the son if Mr, and Mrs. Hugh Jordan. He is .survived hy his wife, Virginia; eight children, Turn, 1<J, Mildred. 1(1, Dale, If,, .Sandra, 13, Uremia, II, Phyllis, 10. Roger, U, und Kloyil. 7, all at Imnie; and he grandparents who raised him, Mr, and Mrs. C. R. Dildine, lira- nllo City, 111. An employe of Chicago Kxpress, Inc., he moved lo Ixigimsporl four years agn from Penriii, III. Iluskisson is survived by Ills wife, lie was employed hy Spraguo nail McCiiriniek of Chicago. Madden Ditch Contract Let The eiinlr.'ic-t for the recnnsliiir- ;»n of Ihe Madden illlcll in Tiptnn l.iwnshlp was awarded to (Jeorgu Cook, route 2, Walton, on his low bid of $!i,-l(if) after tho bids wero opened Saturday morning In lh« ifllce nf County Surveyor Chiirli's Murphy. The oilier bids were: Mi>lsi*r :.!rolhers of Hocht'sler, $5,7!)!i; and Amk of Wlnainau, $ri,(lli!i.ll3. Work on the illlch, 2.2 miles long and draining VIKI acres of land, will begin at once.- The dredging s to be completed August 1 and all of tint work will bu completed 3,v Oct. 13 under the contract. The open ditch will be HnvH feet wldu at Ihe bottom und will lie dug an average of 4'i (eel deeper, with a l'/4 lo 1 foot, siilo- slopc, according lo Surveyor Murphy, who noted as engineer for the project. Thu 15 properly owners alfi'cted voluntarily paid assessments of. $11.20 per acre, Herbert Denlslon Is president; Max Itrunor is Irca- surer; and Clarence Slialfcr is secretary of the organization they formed. The east-west ditch, a mile and a quarter north of Walton. crotiM-s U. S. highway 35, tho railroad und a county highway.

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