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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA: Partly partly cloudy and warm today with scattered showers or thunderstorms. Turning cooler north portion tonight. Thursday partly cloudy with chance of showers, cooler. Temperature 12 noon 75 degrees. Sunset 7:59 p.m., sunrise Thursday 5:25 a.m. NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR v HOME EDITION Founded 1844- LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY .22, 1957. Day and Night Price Per Copy, Seven Cents NEW TORNADO WAVE KILLS 18 Ike Opposed To Tax Cuts For Present President Says Reductions Must Wait Until Government Has Bigger Surplus WASHINGTON (UP)—President Elsenhower said' today he will never agree to a lax cut until the government has a much bigger budget surplus in sight than it has now. Eisenhower told his news conference that lh e federal budgel is now in what tic called a precarious s'ate of balance. He said vehemently that we are not yet at the point where we oan even talk about tax reduction. lie said spending in some government departments is runnin seriously over budget estimates in spite of all the administration can j do to hold down expenditures. He said he will do his best to keep the current fiscal 1957 budget and the budget for fiscal 1SS8, which ends July 1, in' the black. But he said he would never agree to tax reduction when the budget is' in such a s'ate. j Says Mai! Favorable Other news conference highlights: —He sharply criticized the $2,586,775,000 cut in defense appropriations voted by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The President *aid about half uf the reduction was nothing but a bookkeeping operation that will not reduce fiscal 1958 spending by 1 cent. But he warned the other half of the cut will directly affect key defense programs, including aircraft procurement and guided missile development. He said he Is very hopeful Congress will restore this part of the cul because na'ional security will suffer if it glands. —He reported Ihal While House mail, which was Cunning heavily a^ainsl his budget proposals early this year, has gradually swung around in sentiment and today is very much in favor of his sland a*!ainsl crippling economy culs. He said he assumes hi-s sncc-ches to the nation such as Tuesday night's broadcast defending his foreign aid proposals may have had something to do with this shift in public sentiment. Open Mind on Disarmament —The President was asked whether he mi r ,'ht show "more on- Ihusiasm" in lhe 1958 congressional campaigns in backing 1OP senators and congressmen who have .supported his program lhan those who have fought him. He said he hopes he Ls never accused of being so namby-pamby that he does not have degrees of enthusiasm between those who stand with him and against him. He sale' he wants a Republican in Congress because he believes in party responsibility. To that extent, he said, he is for whatever candidate Renublicnns of any district, nominate. But he snid he naturally is more enlhusiastic about some lhan others. —He said the United States is trying to koop an open mind in the current big power disarmament; talks in London and #ill try to meet any sincere Russian proposal half way. Bui he said we have to be especially careful of insuring an adequate inspection system when we are dealing with a country which has a long record of broken agreements. —Tn response to a question, he said Ihero is no doubt thai some rich men have taken unfair ad- GRADE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA PRESENTS TWO CONCERTS The combined grade school orchestra consisting of 147 students gave two concerts for high school students, relatives and friends at the hicli school auditorium Wednesday morning. The orchestra wns under the direction of the music department with William Marocco, Joseph Huffman Gerald Sweet student director from Bnll State Teachers College and Dan Mordcntl, student director from Indiana University con- duclini.' '-The orchestras are rehearsed at the various schools In the city during the school year, and had only two combined rehearsals. The concert.; were well received by the audiences. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) rr Deadly Winds Destroy Town of Fremont, Mo. I Killer Tornadoes Also Strike at Bonne Terre, •Desloge, Van Buren and Carter, Mjssoun. Winds Cause Some Damage In Cass Area Dulles Says Foreign Aid Cut Is "Folly Secretary of State Appears Before Congress to Sup- por.t President's Stand WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary or-State John Foster Dulles told Congress today it would be "folly" for the Doited States to cut foreign aid spending and weaken the free world's system of: collective Se Du'ies' formally launching the| Wircs and Antennas Broken | in Carter and St. Francis County. 4~:,,;,. ( ',.,,, !„„•,. i,M r,,,. „„„„,.„„_ Bv Falline Limbs: Several The death-dealing weather con- FREMONT, Mo. (UP) — The death toll ro.sc to at least Ifc today in a swarm of tornadoes that swept through eastern Missouri and virtually destroyed the little town at Fremont Tuesday night. The Red Cross ' reported Uie verified dead included three at Bonne Torre, four at Desloge, six at Fremont, one at Van Buren, There were four unidentified dead administration's bid for congressional approval of President Eisen-. hower's scaled-down $3,«56,00n,000! By Falling Limbs; Several Trees Are Blown Down Winds which attained a velocity warning against any j for a short time Tuesday night disrupted electrical service in scattered areas of Logansporl and Case county and blew down dozens of foreign aid program, joined Eisen--of better than 60 miles per hour hower in further cuts. Under questioning by Sen. Bourke B. Hicicenlooper (R-Iowa), Dulles said he foil that "if we television antennas, were not spending dollars, we siale highway and city slreel de- would be spending blood and I! parlnient crews were busy Wcd- Ihink the money is much prefer-1 nesday morning, clearing away lhe • ! storm debris, consisting principal- a TV - ly of broken tree limbs, radio speech lo the American peo- ! C j ty officials blamed TV towers pie Tuesday night that those seek- sct ll)0 c \ usa ( 0 private electric able to the blood." Eisenhower charged FRANCE SEARCHES FOR 23rd POSTWAR GOVERNMENT Premier Mollet Resigns After Non-confidence Vote PARIS (UP)—Premier Guy Mollet refused "absolutely" today to remain in office following his loss parties on such diverse subjects as the Algerian rebellion, the Suez Canal invasion and the fight of a vote of confidence, and Pros- against inflation. ident Ren c Coty oegan the long) And it was this sharp division and difficult search for France's! that presented Coty witli the ex- 23rd postwar government. The National Assembly toppled the Socialist Party rule of Mollet shortly before midnight when it rejected his call for new taxes for the Algerian war by a vote of 2f>0- 213. It was not a majority of the 596-man house since 133 persons were absent or did not vole. But Iremely difficult task of finding a new premier acceptable to the assembly which grouped itself in a dozen different ways to give Mollet 3$ previous vole.s of confidence. Sometimes Mollet had the support of the left and sometimes Ihe right, and although his tenure was lihe longest of any postwar French it wa.s enough for Mollet and the'premier—15 monlhs and Ihree 51-year-old premier quil. weeks—it was as shaky as the 21 Though the vote was on his call] others during the 11 years of the for 420 million dollars in next taxes Fourth Republic, the outcome reflected the divided i MoUet was expected to remain feelings of France's 13 political on as a. carclaker premier until Coly can select another leader. But he will be without power to take major decisions and France will have only a loltcn voice in world affairs. His resignation had these immediate effects: —The government's fight against the Algerian rebellion was severely curbed and new anti-French riots were feared. tion of abstenlions by the 45 Radical Socialists led by Pierre Mendes-France, a former premier, and by an adverse vote from the Independents who formerly supported him. Mendes-France has fiercely opposed Mollet's "tough" handling of: the Algerian rebels. A tew names suggested themselves as possible premier—An-Important questions were lefl; toine Pinay, a former•premier who ,e n l,, n H tihnnt l.hn Rnr.7. Tnnnl nnfl '• WOI1 popularity, with bis SBVC the unsolved about the Suez Canal and coll. whether France will end its boy-: franc" campaign in 1952; Rene ! Pleven, also a former premier and -President Ooty's stale visit to ; aulhor of the ill-fated European Washington next week may have .'army plan, lo be cancelled; he was to havcj But khe Socialists remained Hie lefl Monday. key parly, and it appeared certain Mollet was brought down on the | Coty would ask. Mollet to try tax question alone by a combina-j again. . Open Expansion Plan Electrical Bids Apparent Low Principal Bid Of $74,703 Brings Total of Apparent Low Bids to 81,349,103,30, Three bids on Lhe Memorial hospital expansion and improvement program electrical contracl were opened Tuesday afternoon at the hospital, and the apparent low principal bid was $74,703. Jhe electrical contract was the tenth part of Iho projecl for which bids have been opened, and broughl the total of apparent low principal bids to $1,3<I9,193.30. Funds now available for the project total SI,190,500.55, . which includes a county bond issue of $(150,000 and subscriptions of $340,500.55 in a fund-raising campaign. Lenders in the campaign have reported that gifts for the hospital drive are mounting steadily. They Another Injured. Violent wind and electrical storms swept Indiana Tuesday night, accompanied by heavy downpours which foil on an already water-soaked countryside, One person was injured near Boonvillc, and a ci!y employe was electrocuted at Indianapolis while clearing debris. More lhan four inches of rain foil on some southern Indiana areas during rumbling thunderstorms and brilliant lightning displays. Southwestern sections rode out a tornado alert that lasted throughout the humid, oppressive night. A Iwister was reported at Paradise, near Boonvilie, and high winds cut a 10-mile swath through tax returns. But he said he is not prepared to say the .jllowanee is evil btcauso it has served as an incentive for necessary oil explora.-.| tion. Mrs. Emma M Davis Dies at Residence Mrs. Emma M. Davis, 31, widow of Frank Davis, died following a lingering illness at 8:30 a. m. Wednesday at the residence, V20 W. Miami. ' ' Horn in - Roekficld on Feb. 7, IBfiG, she was the daughter of isum and Jane (McDowell. Byera. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Myers, same address; three grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. A son. Jefferson, preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Uurnctlsvllle Baptist church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Chase-Miller chapel with the Rev, Virdon Graham officiating. Burial will be made in tho Davis ••mctery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p. m. Thui-sday. They reported 1,200 donations have been received from the rural areas. Howard Jones, hospital administrator, said the bids are being studied by the architects, consultants and hospital officials. He reported that firm representatives have been consulted to learn where work could be eliminated lo cut the total cost of the project, The apparent low bid for the electrical contract was from the Price Electric company of here, which also bid $23,879 on the emergency generation ,work. The other two bidders, also local firms, were Quillen Electric, $118, 705 on the principal bid- and $21,90(1 on the emergency work; and Gibson Electric, Inc., $1)7,479 an'd $23,040. s •• Officials said half of the emergency generation project will be paid for by the federal government if it approves tho plan. Jones snid the consultant, architects and hospital trustees will probably meet early next week to discuss ways to cul the bid prices on contracts. Wind and Electrical Storms Lash Indiana Four Inches of Rain Deluge Southern Indiana While Other Areas Are Buffeted by Tor- nadic-Like Winds; One Man Is Killed and Grocningcr, ifl, was injured when her home was lifted off its foundation and carried 200 feet by high winds. Residents believed it was a small twlsler, but the Evansville weather bureau .said there was "no evidence it was a "tornado." Mrs. Groeninger was treated for chest injuries and lacerations In an Evansvillo hospital. ' The all-clear signal for lornado threats in Indiana was lifted soon afler dawn today. Bul forecasts called for showers and • thunderstorms over most of the stale today and tonlghl, and showers Thursday. More Heavy Kiln Due The five-day outlook for Indiana Carroll Counly in and near Delphi. Called for precipitation averaging Surface waters and overflowing ar° un <l an '"<* in showers Thurs- ditches and/creeks sprouted flood- dav and .Friday. Ing, and lightning bolts cul off, power to many homes. At Indianapolis, winds measured at 05 miles per hour tore down wires .and trees, and ullllty spokesmen said as many as lO'.OOO homes were without electricity, at various times during the night. Nat Vermlllkm Jr.. 21, Indianapolis; a city park department em- ploye, was electrocuted while clearing storm debris. He-walked into a power line tangled In ihe branches of a tree toppled by the slorm. The. rain tapered off to scarcely measurable amounts in the north. 4.20 Inches of Ruin Fall But downslole, where heavy rain measuring up to more than four inches doused a wide area only two days earlier, precipita tion measurements above -two Inches were common. They Included 4.20 inches Mount Vernon, 3.72 at New Harmony, 2.95 at Evansvllle, 2.52 at Noblosville, 2.59 at Shelbyvllle, 2.50 at Columbus, 2.31 at Marti/is- ville, 2.59 at Scotisburg, and nearly two Inches at Bloomington, Spencer, • Shoals, Bedford, Seymour and numberous other.south- ern cities. Tipton Votes For Addition An addilion lo the Tiplon lown- ship high school at Onward will be built with $39,715 in federal funds lo house a shop and band room, it was decided by a vole of school patrons and taxpayers at a public meeting Tuesday night at the school. According to Information, received by County School Superintendent Chalmer Condon from B. Alden Lillywhite of the Federal Office of Education, Washington, D.C., there is- no requirement thai the federal funds be matched by local funds in construction of the addition.- Trustee Herbert Grant'said-the •official acceptance of the federal funds and plans for'lhe construction of the addition will be made at' a meeting' with his township advisory board. Forty-five persons' at the meeting Tuesday night voted, on the proposal*to build the addition. The vote WHS 40 'to 5- in favor. ing to cut (.he program further are "reckless" gamblers with the nation's security. Must Build Protection Dulles put it this way in testimony before Ihe Senate Foreign Reln'-ions Committee: "It would be folly now, in the absence of a safeguarded agreement for inspected reciprocal reduction of armaments, tx> weaken in any manner the collective security system which provides the greatest'deterrent against aggression at the leasl cost." He said the United States is seeking lo reach such an agreement wilh Russia, and is making some progress, bul musl be certain Ihere are "adequate means lo verify performance and to gain increased protection...against surprise attack... "We do not and will not rely upon Soviet promises alone...Experience has demonstrated lhal 'agreements wilh lhe_ Communisls are nol dependable so'long a.s Ihey are merely based upon paper accords." Therefore, ho said, "the free na- lions cannol safely reduce their military strength merely in reliance upon promissory agreements by Ihe Soviet rulers to reduce correspondingly." "Price of Pence" The President told his nationwide audience thai his foreign aid figure was Ihe "minimum" and .any further cuts eventually would mean a bigger army, bigg6r draft calls, longer tlrafl terms, and more billions for defense. Declaring any weakening of foreign aid would "vastly -increase" Ihe danger of war that would be paid for with "the lives of our youlh," Elsenhower solemnly lold budget-cullers: "The road to this disaster could easily be paved wilh the good intentions of those blindly striving to save the money that must be spent as the price of peace." Cass County Offices On Sumer Schedule County offices In the court house with the exception of the clerk and sheriff's offices and the Cass cir-||'" an " cult court closed at,noon Wedncs-. dlcn j m lines for much of the damage. One antenna fell across a 41GO volt feeder line next lo the Olsen company building and might have caused a fire of major proportions. The eaves and downspouts were hot from the short circuit when lhe linemen arrived, it was reported, bul a light rain extinguished the sparks. The storm, which struck about 8 o'clock, blew down a tree on Market street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, distributing some hot wires across tlie pavement. Civil defense police, meeting in regular session at the city building, were dispatched to the scene and directed traffic on a two-block detour around the area. Antennas tumbled clown in several locations of the east side and tho McFair-Mar development forcing some homes lo go withoul eleclricily for a period of lime. Washington and Clinton township death-dealing tinned lo threaten the area, with high winds reported at Dexter In southeast Missouri where Irees were uprooted and cars demolished early today. The Fremont tornado raced down a hollow along U.S. 60, tearing apart tiie community built along both sides of the highway, Only three buildings were left standing, a church, the post office, and one store. Every home in the town of 207 population wns levelled to the foundation. One witness said thai outside of the three buildings spared by She twislor, "nothing over three feel high was left standing. Homes, Businesses Dumagcd The funnel roared eastward, dipping to a cluster of five homes and a motel. Witnesses said the motel collapsed into rubble, leaving nothing but the concrete block foundation. The owner, James L. Wilkins, and his family took refuge in a concrete pump house. Tho five homes were damaged and three persons of one family seriously in- Thc Iwister then smashed Into nearby Van Buren and slammed into the town square before disappearing. The Iwisler missed a courthouse building in the square, bul destroyed a number of business places and homes. Refugees from the Fremont storm, all of them homeless, were taken to Winona, II mil«s away, where Ihey were housed in tern- circuits were out for several hours iporary quarters with the help of until power was restored by twoi|h e Red Cross. city line crews. Storm Blocks Delphi Street On Highway 25 Traffic Routed Through Alley; Trees Down In City Damage Utility Lines DELPHI, Tnd.—Utility lines were badly c!;imaged b* the windstorm Tuesday night, which felled a number of trees in Delphi, blocking traffic on stale road 25 at East Main street, Vehicles on the slate highway were routed through the nllcy behind- the Will Smock residence on East Monroe street after a large tree in front of the residence n. r Mrs. E. W. Bowen fell across Main street. . Trees nlso were down on Franklin and Monroe .streets, one of fronl of the Will Smock GUIDED MISSILK EXPLODES COCOA BEACH, Fla, (UP) — A guided missile exploded day under a summer Wednesday aflernoon closing schedule approved by the county commissioners. The clerk's office will remain open on Wednesday afternoons residence. The lalest victims brought to 5(i l:he number of persons killed by a series of tornadoes striking Missouri and Kansas in the last two nights. Thirty-eight died when a tornado ripped through suburban Kansas City Monday night. Property damage in the Canl- wc'1-De.sloge area alone wns expected to reach 10 million dollars. The entire school system— a high school and auditorium and a grade school—was demolished. 34 Hurt at Dcslogo Victims still suffering shock started t,hc back-breaking lask of gathering shattered homes anil families lotiay. At least 500 homos were damaged or destroyed in 'he path of tho tornadoes Tuesday nigW. The midwest headquarters of Ihe Red Cross in St. Ixmis reported the figure of in deaths. At Dusloge, 34 injured persons were hospitalized at nearby fionne Terre, nine of Ihcni in critical condition. Dozens more were Injured who did not require hospi- talizntion. Fifly pints of blood plasma were relayed by highway patrol units to Ihe injured at the Bonne Torre i' n "jllospit.il, three miles north of : Desloge. iHne"clBsVot lK April torn ofJMe.hodisl church during a mod- and court, Although lhe tnrm is sched- '"« lllere which Julius and Wago-!--'• ... . - ..... ... nor were attending. Cars belonging to C. 0. Julius! and Verl Wagoner, both of Delphi,! """ rtr^'lhS, ^".hej. Au-hormc. said.two of the dead ;n Ihe Deslogc twister were killed in the city itself and three died In demolished farm- house soulh- DIG FOR TORNADO VICTIMS IN KANSAS CITY p.m., and Robert Wood, manager of the telephone company, also had a line crew out'several hours repairing dnmoge lo phone lines. Robert Olawson, manager ol the Carroll UEMC. said many lines were out within a 10-mile radius of Delphi. Damage from the storm, which hasted an hour, seemed to ccn'.er in Delphi. Four volunteers, John Sacha, Ralph Gerbcns, Jerry | Boonc, and John Disinter, used - their electric saws In cut up the | fallen Irees and Ihe main slreets were cleared by 10:3(1 p.m. Power lines were d:iwn on South i Washington street near the Robert | Pearson residence, and a limb on West Franklin street damaged road as it fell. lescribcd property Desloge as "Iremen- homes were destroy- eil ;ind much of Ihe business district was reduced to twisled debris. Four Red Cross station wagons from St. Louis brought cols, 1/lankels and food lo the city of about 2,000 population. Telephone communications wera knocked out in the stricken area, and the state highway patrol was hampered by atmospheric conditions thnl garbled its radio network. Still Other Twisters Other twisters h i I Mon'lcello and Belgrade, damaging n i n * more homes. The Desloge lornado also ripped into Ihe little town of Cantwell, light wires along the Wabash rail- just south of Desloge. Mrs. James parl smoke stack which extends I (M feet into the air wns ready Wednesday afternoon lo be set on ! a base nt the new electric light Volunteer rescue workers tag ip«i thit nilm ta Kuvkia Helghlx, Kuiums C'lly, Mo., subiiniun shop- plant now being constructed by Erect Smoke Stack At New Light Plant The center seclion of a three- husband escaped by taking refuge F, Collins, whose husband is manager of radio slalion KFMO at nearby Flal River, told United Press her home was destroyed. Mrs. Collins said she and her At Paradise, Mrs. Beverly iplng center, in March of lora»do victim*. - (International Soundpholo.) j the cily. in Ihe bascmenl. Two truck loads of bedding nnd two trucks of food were rushed from West Plains to Winona to feed Ihe evacuated Fremont residents.

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