L0MN3WRT PUBLIC LIBRA&V INDIANA: Partly cloudy and cool tonight. JTuesday increasing cloudiness and warmer, followed by showers in afternoon or night. Low tonight 44 to 52. Temperature 12 noon 53 degrees. Sunset 7:57 p.m., sunrise Tuesday 5:26 a.m. NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION [ YOUR HOME TOWN ided 1844- LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1957 United Prc»» Wlra T and Nlffht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents CIO DAVE BECK Death Claims Dr. Thomas L Cooper Served Twelve Years As City Health Officer Death Comes to Widely Known Local Physician Following ness. Lingering 111- Dr. Thomas I,. Cooper, 71, 2104 North street, prominent Logansport physician, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, following a lingering illness. A staff physician at both Logansport hospitals, Dr. Cooper was also a member of the Cass County Medical Society, the Indiana Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was graduated from the school of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 1912, and served as city health officer here for 12 years. Dr. Cooper practiced medicine at Deer Creek before moving lo Logansport in the twenties. Dr. Cooper was also active in Masonic organizations including the West Sonora lodge Deer Creek, the Chapter, Council, and Rain-Slick Roads Boost Hoosier Toll At Least Thirteen Persons Lost Their Lives In Accidents Over Weekend By UNITED PRESS At least 13 persons were killed on Indiana streets and highways during the weekend as heavy rains obscured visibility and put a slippery coating on road surl'aces. But none of. the deaths were connected with traffic lo and from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for lime trials. Safely officials had issued special warnings to motorists going to the track. Five of six deaths Sunday were blamed directly on rain-slick high- double-falality accidenls ways. Two were reported Sunday. Duane K. Fletcher, 21, Bedford, and Mrs. Mary Allen, 2,1, Oolitic, •were killed in-a crash on U.S. 50 near Bedford. Fletcher's cai skidded broadside into a car car -'•'•"\li Mrs. Allen and her three children. Lovey May Fincrh, 59, and Kd- CHILDREN TREATED TO AIRPLANE RIDE The Cass county council officially went on record as opposed lo Jie conversion of court park into a parking lot at its special meeting held Monday in the office of Auditor Richard Gobi. Five of the seven councilmen voted their opposition to the proposal, and only one, George Ban- la, went on record in favor of the parking lot. The other councilman, Lionel Billman, abstained from voting. The council approved additional appropriation requests totaling $1711,261 for the remainder of the year, but the principal request of $l, r >, r >,000 for the construction of an addition to Memorial hospital was approved on a provisional basis, subject lo the actual receipt ol The crippled children of Logansporl were treated to nn airplane ride at the Williamson airport 1 the money at the lime of the state Sunday afternoon. Expense of the plane rldcn was paid for by Mrs. Virginia Townscnd from the sale lux board hearing. Cass Council Votes Against Parking Lot Members Also Approve Additional Appropriation Requests Totaling $178,261 of gifts, following the ride, refreshments were served In the children nl lh<_> Shrine dub. I.eft to right llicy are, Huatud, Kenneth Drake, Klckcy Dreslcr mid Linda PuRli. Second row, Slim-on Young, Ferncllu Third niw, B»l> Willlnmson, the pilot, Billy Joe Whlteinan, Murray, Konl llclvcy, Kenneth Murlln. Mildred Medhourn and Karen lloff. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) ward Curry, 7(1, Klkharl, were killed in a two-car collision on I:id. 15 north of Warsaw. Kigh other persons were injured when the Curry vehicle skidded on wet blacktop and smashed in'.o a car carrying two couples from Marion. An accident on Ind. 1.1 killed Mrs. Isla Webb, 34, Ligonier. A ccr driven by her husband, John,. an. went out of control on a siip-.p roper j.y Destruction Is Estimated at Twenty-Five Million Dollars; Many pery surface and slid into a ditch " ' _. . — ' ... ' near Mlllersbtirg. Rivers Subside After Worst Oklahoma Floods Dr. ThomiiK I,. Cooper Commandery at Logansport, the Scottish Rile, and Mural Temple in Indianapolis, lie was past pre.s- Idenl of the Logansporl Shrine club, an Ambassador to Lhe Mural Temple, wa.s pasl Watchman of the Shepherds of the Naomi White Shrine, and was a member of lhe Kastern Star at Young America. He was a member of lhe Presbyterian church, the Logansporl Klks lodge, and was past president of Lhe Kiwanis club. Native of P«iinHylvmil:i Born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, HUM, he was the son of Mr. and Mr.s. John Cooper. His wife. Kdith, preceded in death on April 10. 19.15. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jean Cochrnn, Buffalo, .M. Y.; two nieces and a nephew. The body is at lhe Chase-Miller chapel where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Final riles will be conducted M 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hie chapel with the Rev. M. L. Robinson officiating. The body will then be lak- cn lo Corapolis, Pa., for burial, The White Shrine will conducl ritualistic services al lhe chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday followed by Elks services at 7:M p.m. Friends may send flowers, con tribute lo the hospital building fund or to their favorite charily. Mrs. Paul Cable, Camden, route 1, it flrnt cousin of Floyd Webb, was notified Mon- tluy morning of tin; death of vlr«. Webb. Until Mrs, Webb's iiixhnnd and (laughter were Nd'- outjly Injured in th<; accident, iccordlng to Infoi-midlcm received by Mm. Cable. The other traffic victim Sunday was Harold Taylor, Mi, Muncic, tilled when his lumber truck overturned and crushed him as he rounded a street corner in Muncic. Anthony Korle, !>(l, Memphis, Ind., was killed Saturday, thrown from Ills car into flood swollen Silver Creek when Ihe car lel'l a road near Charlcslown A motorcycle-automobile colli- Enroll 161 Students For Summer Reading A total of Hit children had enrolled for the summer reading club program here by noon Monday, lhe flrsl day for registration. Janis Kitchel, u Jefferson school fifth grader, was lhe first child to enroll for the reading program, followed by Susan it Jefferson fifth and she was Becker, also grader. .Knrollinent of county pupils for the summer reading began ourllei this month, since Cass county schools earlier. outside Logunsport close Boy Rides Away After Bicycle-Taxi Crash A taxi driver told pollcu Monday afternoon hi.s vehicle had slruck a youngster who rode his bicycle in to the palh of Iho cab at Fourteenth and East Market streets. According to Byron 7<eck, ol route 3, Logansport, lhe cyclist did •ot stop and ho was able to lo- •«t« tho boy to determine whether or not he suffered any Injuries. Families Forced to Flee Returning to Their Homes. Rampaging rivers that turned i i fill parts ol' Olclnhomn into a vast SGU \A/||I Mother, Infant Son In Hospital After City Crash Mrs. Mabel Mvllrnlh Child Hurt When Strikes and Car A roiilu 4 mother and her 15 month-old son were admitted lo Memorial hospital and three other Cass county persons were hurl slightly as a result of Iwo separate traffic accidents within Lo- gansporl cil.y limits Sunday morning and Into Saturday. Mrs. Mabel Mcllrnth, 111, route sion killed Robert Leroy Dennett, '111, Alexandria, al lhe intersection of Ind. U and Ind. 121). Henry Hall, 52, an auxiliary po- iceinun, was fatally injured al Anderson Friday night while directing traffic into an autc safely check lane. • Karl Krnesl Simmons, .1(1, Cam- 10:40 a. m. yesterday. >ridge City, wus killed Salurday The .driver of the car held res- 4, and Jimmy, her infant son, were taken lo lhe hospital wllh head and face injuries and shock after Hie car bearing llicin wus slruck on lhe HurlingUm bridge at',"" 1 ' 0 ™ nn when thrown from his car as II collided with another vehicle on a county road south of Parker. 54, I'illsboro, hi* car was struck by u New York Central Jewell Pounds, was killed when Railroad crossing. train at » Plllsboro ponslblo for the- crash, Orville Merrill, 24, of 412 Culbertson street, had licnd Injuries and shock nit wa snot admitted to tho hos- Traffic Death Inquest Held Coroner M. 1J. Stewart ruled Monday morning thai lhe death of ten year old Charles Balsbnugh, of route 4, city, was accidental. It was revealed ut llio Inquest inlo the boy's dealh which oc cm-red last Tuesday afternoon,' thai he had been to the farm of hi.s grandfather and was enrouto home when the accident occurred, Just off lhe Cass-Miami counly line road. lls father, Klbcrl Balsbaugh, 1)5, testified thai he hud sent his son lo return a farm Implement borrowed from Hie boy's maternal grandfather, Charles Liuz. The boy had returned the Implement and was less than n mile from his home when the tractor, owned by his other grandfather, Henry Balsbaugh, overlurned, crushing him beneath U. Slnle Trooper John Gaylor, who Investigated tho mishap, reported thai tho boy bad been headed south of tho county lino road and made a sweeping right turn onto the Workings road. Gaylor told Dr. Slewart that lhe tractor wont off on the south side of the road, overturning 13 feel from the road partly. In n field on the Roxy Hartley farm. Ho ported that John Ollnger Jr., of route 5, Peru, discovered Iho youlh pinned under tho tractor at 3:20 p.m. thai day. City police charged Merrill with reckless driving, slat ing that his flulu skidded inlo lhe northbound palh of Lester Mcll- I'nth, SI, route 4. The head-on collision wrecked from ends of each lt)5f> model, The 1 three- injured McIlraUis were taken to the hospital In a Clia«e-Millcr ambulance. William H. Bowyer, Hi, route 2, Walton, and Karen S. llatfield, 17, roule .1, were, .shaken up when Howyer's car slruck a parked auto of Thomas Vllello, 1527 High street al I2::io H, m. City police charged Uowyer, operating his father's vehicle, willl during Lhe weekend receded today, I and authorities counted damages' in lhe stale's "greatest disaster" nl about 25 million dollars. The Arkansas Illvcr, in its worst flood in history, spared Tulsu Sunday when it began subsiding after cresting about u fool above the Ill-fool, flood stage, Residents who nntl moved to higher ground in anticipation of a crest seven feet above flood stage, returned to their homes with lhe aid of Nalionnl Guard and commercial trucks. The river overflowed downstream al Bixby, forcing some J.OOO resldcnls Lo flee, but many of them were able lo move buck by nightfall. . Suite Civil Defense Director To:n Brett tunned lh e floods Okln-' homu's "greatest, disaster." He (•.slimalod damage to farms and oilier private property at $17,11115,000. Highways, bridges and roads seven million dollars in damage. Heavy ruins In tho Nebraska Panhandle during the night blocked numerous highways with up In one fool of wal.cr. Hardcsl liil were Lhe Seollsbluff, Miuul.are, Bayard unc! Alliance areas where water swirled through the streets and flooded basements. A tornado struck a farm norlh of Mlnulare .Sunday night, damaging lhe bouse and garage, bul causing no injuries. A Uiuiitlerslorm dumped Lhnn Iwo inches of water of Scotls"- bluff In a .six-hour period ended ut midnight. A storm with til least five Lor- nr.do funnels raked Sculls Bluff Counly In western Nebraska early today, causing considerable damage to farm homes, outbuildings, trees and communications lines. The storm lore Hie Ill-room I arm home of Lylc Dugnn off ils foundu- reckless driving, after II. pushed'lion and ripped off half, the roof. Vltello's auto 70 feel, down High street. Damage to each cur was extensive. Young Bowyer complained of u head bump; Miss llnli'leld ol' neck Injuries. Two westbound autos of ISmcr- son W. McCnll, route I and lhe U. S, Navy, und Gertrude Hanker, 25, of 807'/i Soul.li Clcoll street, collided on UZronilwny nuur Fourth street at 0; 10 p. m. Saturday whoa the Hanker car reportedly was turned in front of. the McC'ull car. Need ARC Volunteers At Bunker Hill Base Red Cross volunteer service Is needed ut the Bunker Mill Air Force Base, according lo officials ol the-local chapter. .Miss Kuthcryn Royer, executive secretary of the chapter, said staff aides, men or women, ore A garage on Inn farm of Frank IClshiyama was > destroyed ami heavy Ixmrd.s were driven Into lhe sides of Lhe Klshlyamn home like Ciimmunicnlinns knocked down by lines were the wind urn Little Benny From Oxygen Seven Year Old New York Child Miraculously Rescued From Well Shaft Recovering llnpiilly MANORVILLE, N.Y, (UP) — Jenny Hooper, 7, who lived -hrough 2,'i'A hours enlra-pmont In a 20-foot, well shuCl., will start jrculhing plain air again Tuesday, doctors said today. Benny, whose life was sustained jy piped oxygen during his long ordcul in the one-fool-wide sand shaft, has been in an oxygen tent nl.Mnslic UospUal since his rescue Friday night. Hospital authorities he will be able lo louvo the ie'nt Tuesday morning and may poso for photographers. He had previously been declared mil of danger and well on lhe road lo recovery. Week-end X-ray.s showed thai lhe sundy-hah'cd 53-pound youngster was suffering from a slmplo Inflammation of the right lung and Inflammations ol tho bronchial lubes and lhe sinuses, In addition, he wus under treatment for a nerve injury of '.he left arm. But doctors Indicated Umt Ihe slender, blue-eyed boy, whose en- shaft touched off a 24 • hour long drama, would be able In leave Buyvicw Hospital in Mastic Beach by lhe week end. 4'iiind, Uvcly "He looks good und is vory The- money is scheduled lo come from the Memorial Hospital nsso- cia'Jon, which has baen engaged in a fund raising campaign lo aug- menl (.he .fftSO.OOO previously raised through n bond issue. The other appropriations approved included .fl!,U25 for the county highway department and $14 p ');i(i in county revenue funds. The principal highway item is $7,000 for repair of bridges, while the principal counly revenue items are ?2.000 for repair of the counly jail and $1,000 for contractual services for the county home. In addition lo lhe additional appropriations, Lhe council approved reductions of appropriations which various counly officials indicated would not be needed Ibis year. The reductions in general fund appropriations totaled $11,351! and the highway fund reductions totaled tljian, offsetting to that, extent t h e uddilional appropriations which were voted at lhe meeting. The reductions included $6,1100 n the commissioners' budget for contingencies und $1,000 In the county home budget for the wages i)f othei' employes. The reduction in Lhe highway budget was in the Horn for cement, lime, etc. Convict Teamster Boss At Closed-Door Trial Executive Council Removes Beck as AFL-CIO Vice-President After Finding Him Guilty of "Gross Misuse of Union Funds." WASHINGTON (UP)—Teamster President Dave Beck was ousted as an AFL-CIO vice president by the AFL-CIO high command today on grounds oC "gross misuse" of union funds. The action came shortly after Beck refused at an unprecedented closed-door AFL-CIO trial lo answer charges thai he had brought .he labor movement into "disrepute." AFL-CIO President Gcorgo Meany announced that the 25 members of the AFL-CIO Executive Council who were present today had unanimously voted Beck's ouster—an unprecedented action. "There is not the faintest question in our minds that he is completely guilty of violating" trade union laws through his use of union money which is "a sacred trust," Meany said. Beck Defies BonnI Meany said the question whether the 62-year-old Tcams'.crs Union chief was guilty of violating federal or state laws involving "theft or embey-zlonicM" was not the concern of the Executive Council of which Heck had been a member since August, 1W53. Beck had appeared before the council this morning for only a half hour. During his appearance, DAVE BECK Floyd Keever Dies Suddenly Floyd D, Keever, 82, In lhe restaurant business here for most of his life, died suddenly of a hearl al'lnck at, 1:411,p. m. Sunday us ho Record Class To Arrive At 'Cliff May 26 Fifty-Two Student Nurses From Five Indiana Hospitals to Begin Psychiatric Nursing Course A record class of 52 student nurses will arrive at the Logansport state hospital Sunday, May 26, from five Indiana hospitals to begin a course in psychiatric nursing, according lo Mrs. Virginia McCnslin, assistant director ol psychiatric nursing education, an<: Donald Drown, director of nursing services at LongcliPf. The group will include- two slu- dents from neighboring counties Barbara Jean Halfielri of roulo .1 Winamac, and Beverly Plait uflniillce investigation disclosures 422 West Jefferson street, Monti- und charges thai he had used Beck refused to accept his previous suspension as an AFL-CIO vice president and council member or Die AFL - CIO charges against him. Meany sairi Beck's removal from the Executive Council and the vice presidency could be upiJO.ilt'i) at the AFL-CIO convention ne.xl December. Meany said Beck would have to get the Teamsters Union to appeal •,hc action. "For Ills Own Persona! Gain" The charges against Keck were based on the Senate Kackrls Corn- cello, both of whom arc coming here from SI. Elizabeth hospital. Lafayette. 'I'hu other more than $:IOO,000 of Teamster Union funds fur personal ma'lers. "Whether Beck stole the lumls or nine student mirsc;s borrowed them," Meany said, "the coming from St. E!i/.nbelh are n;c nrd shows he took advantage Betliada Donaldson, Marilyn I)ur-j 0 f hj s position as a trade union bin. Jane Ann Flora, Susie Fry. or[ jnal to use money belonging lo Timn Hay i! Glenn, Madeline Grimes, Bcrthn Jane Harm, Mary Eileen Hnuck, and Arlene Ileier. Thirteen students coming from Ball Memorial hospital ut Mini- cie are: Sue Cnslelter, . Mnrcia Comvay, Marilyn Eslrich, Carol llclnzman, Patricia Laylon, Sammie Philbert, Nancy Piely, Virginia Shelby. Judith and Lynda Smith, Henrietta Sticker. Nancy Thomas and Jane Wetlschurnck. Tlvo ten studcnl nurses from Parkview-Methodist hospital, Fort. Wayne, are: Bcltyann Aldred, Mary Virginia Bnumnn, Belly L. BlKgerstuff, Sharon Howcn, Alice drove a car norlh of here on slate road 17. His wife, Tholirm, was with lively," said Dr. J. Kris, the physician who has attended Benny since his fall Into the well Thursday evening. Kris, who supervised the pumping of oxygen Into the narrow liolu throughout Benny's entrapment, said tho boy would remain In an oxygen tent until the spot on uis lung—a little larger than a dime — disappears. Doctors described '.ho lung Inflammation as "pneumonltls," a mild form of pneumonia. basements In the cil.y of SaoUsbluff I Surrounded by toys and gel-well llok'grnms from frlendj and nnon- ,vcrc flooded. A United Press count showed at'ymous well -.wishers, Benny still Iciisl :i:i persons have been killed.was not pormllled Lo sit up, ex- Kcevur when ho was stricken. An accident was avoided as the auto left the road near Forgey's Corner. Kccver was declared dead on arrival nl Memorial hospital where ihe was rushed by a Chase-Mlllor ambulance. Operator for many years of Floyd's Steak House at East Marcel; mid Fifth street, Keever re- skied at 700 Wilkinson street. lie was employed previously ut Weinand's restaurant. Recently the Steak House was closed and Keover was reportedly working In an effort, to establish n drive-In restaurant on U. S. 21 ut the lime «C tleiilh. lie was In the restaurant business for more than 30 years locul- y. Despite a heart condition for several years, he was still active. lie was born Sept. 27, ]fl(M in Indiana the son of Hoberl and Clara Turn Keever. Surviving with the widow arc a Miami Mrs, Thomas G, Eanoe, of Knst Clinton street. lie was a member of the Tlplon ^i Brand, Bonnie Brown, Janoll 'Bue.'-s, Peggy Durnwnrlh, J.iro- lyn Clark, and Mrs. Belly Landolfi. in weather-canned accidents since Wednesday when n tornado slammed into Silvcrlan, Tex, There were 22 dead In Texas, 9 In Oklahoma und 2 In Kansas, In California, a new storm headed for northern sections of tho stnle In the wake of weekend rains limt gave Iho .stale Its wettest May in 32 years. The storms caused numerous traffic accidents and several landslides, one of which derailed two units of n Western Pacific streamliner Saturday in Feather River needed to work' at least one-half j canyon. Four crewmen were in- day per week. ljuretl In Iho wreck. ccpl for moal.s — and then only when supported by nurses. Doctors emphasized, however, that this was a precautionary measure, Thi! wide-eyed youngster, doctors noted, WHS 'veil-enough Sunday to devour a milk shake, some chocolate pudding and cereal, In addition to a variety of beverages. FOUR HUD-CAPS MISSING An automobile owned by James Wilson, of 1411 Smoad street, was stripped of four hub-caps while parked In front of his house, police reported Monday noon. Tw(!lvis students from Lutheran lospltal, Fort Wayne, will include: Mnrcili! Backs, Margaret Dnum- gnrlner, Martliu liorlack, Dorothy Rolando, Marlene Devlin, Julia Easterclay, Sandra Kilncr. Marlene Gcnrlmrt, J'hyllis (loin, Joyce ilnckult, Ann Kallenbergcr, and ilul.li Michaclson. Six nurses are coming from SI. Anthony hospital, Terrc Haute. They are: Mary Bray, June fancy, Nancy Irvin, Kalhcrlne 1'rulll, Pally Wheeler and Wandu Williamson. stepson Robert, E. of IIH'A avenue and a daughter, Masonic Lodge No, :>3 under whose nuspicea funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Chase-Miller chapel, Hcv. J. J Snalwnechtcr will officiate;. Bur ial will bo In tho Mount Hope comelcry. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p. in. today. SA1''ECRACKEKS GET $3,500 EAST CHICAGO, Ind, (UP>- Sofo-crackors robbed a tavern of $3,500 here early today. The burglars pried open tho safe at the Auditorium Grill wllh n crowbar. They leflt the tool on tho bar. Illinois Crash Injuries Fatal To County Boy, 2 Terry Britco SiiUen 1 After Car Of Father, Jay D., Itoulo 2, Leaves Kond. Terry Bruco Sullen, two-year- old son of Mr, and Mrs. Jay D. Sullen, roule 2, Logansporl, was fatally injured in an accident on U, S. « near Monlrosc, 11!., Saturday evening. Tim Sullen infanl died nl nn Ef- flnghnm, 111., hospital al 7:55 p. m. Saturday about seven hours after tho accident. Authorities said dial a car driven by Mr. Sullen, 22, slid off wet pavemenlnnd ditch. overturned Sullen, hi.s wife, Molly, 2H, and another Kerry, were all ad milled lo St. Anthony hospital, Et- finghum, with Injuries, Tho body of the victim was takes nto the Bauer funeral homo at Effingham, it was reported. dues-paying members for his own personal gain and profit." Meany said Beck walked out of his trial before tho Executive Council lhi.s morning after reading a 500-word statement rejecting Hie charges against him. But "before he read his s'.ato- monl. he listened to me for 20 minutes," Meany said. Siimniurl/.cs (lie Cusn Meany said he bad summarized the charges of Beck and "1 told him what 1 thought of his actions." The (>2-ycur-old union leader was brought to trial by Ihe AFL-CIO Executive Council on charges of "malfeasance and maladanimstra- lion" as an AFL-CIO officer anil "bringing Iho labor movement inlo disrepute." The council mi»l behind closed doors al AFL-CIO headquarters to g'vc Beck a chance lo answer. He flally refused. Ouster an Officer Expi'drrt Beck, who Is under imliHinont on Income tax evasion charges, told lhe council thai "to require me lo answer charges before Ibis body which relate In any way to my defense (against, the tax charges) would appear lo violate my rights us an American citizen as well as my rights as n longstanding member of the Irade union movement: "Any answers lo charges made here," Beck said, could bo readily subpenaed by Ihe Semite llarli- jets Committee which is Investigating charges he has used Teamster funds for his own personal gain. He demanded in n 500-word .statement that the council revoke ^Is temporary suspension of him las a AFL-CIO officer, arguing that il is a "nullity." He also demanded that the council "quash" the charges against him and defer a hearing on any charges relating to his income tux case until he has had-a chance to defend himself 'a federal court. Council I.islB Charges Beck Insisted that he was np.- peuring "as a vice president of the AFL-CIO and u member of thu Executive Council." "I view the purported suspension us a nullity," ho declared. As Beck's trial began, the conn- ciJ issued a 50-pngc s'.ulcmcnt of Hie specific charges aguinsl him. In general, they accused Beck 01 violating the principle of the AFL-CIO constitution lo protect tin- labor movement "from any and all corrupt influences."
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