Page 1 article text (OCR)
LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRAE INDIANA: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with scattered thuiiderst o r m s. Cooler north portion tonight. Temperature 12 noon 65 degrees. Sunset 7:59 p.m., sunrise Friday 5:25 a.m. HOME TCWlr. APER 1 NOW IN OUR ill3th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844- All D*fnTtm**mtm LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1957 r*ll-I*«l*ed United Pre» D.T and Night Price Per Copy, Seven Cents PROBE HIGHWAY TAVERN DEAL STACK NEW ELECTRIC PLANT SMOKESTACK Wilson Carries On Ike's Defense Fight Secretary of Defense Charges House Appropriations Committee of "Gambling Unwisely With" the Security of the Nation." WASHINGTON (UP) — Defense-f 1.1 J -t J Another section of the 65-foot smokestack for the new city light plant was raised In place Thursdaj morning. Because of the weight of the stack it was necessary to cut the slack In three pieces to put 1 In place. The necllon workmen arc ahown raising weighs 10,000 pounds, and was lifted. 70 feet from the ground by a large boom. The entire weight of the stack will be 18 ton. The top.portlon of the stack wll be put in place as soon as weather permits. Shown standing closest to the stack is Earl Heath, general foreman of the B and W Boiler Company, and Dusty Doyle, assistant erector for the company. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Secretary Charles E. Wilson today accused the House Appropriations lommiltee of "gambling unwisely with the security of the nation" in making a heavy cut in proposed new military spending. Wilson urged the Senate Appropriations Committee not to duplicate the House group's reduction. Flanked by Adm. Arthur W. ladford, chairman of the- Joint Chiefs of S'.aff, the three military service chiefs and secretaries, Wilson called on Ihe Senate committee to grant the Defense Department $1,274,000,000 of the S2,5B7,- 000,000 which the House committee wants deleted from the Defense Departments money request for the 1958 fiscal year. Wilson also warned '.he senators ;hat if the remainder of Ihe House cut is all-owed to sland, he will lo come back to Congress later in the year for supplemental appropriations. Denies Waste Charges Wilson challenged the House committee's claim that the threat from world communism faced by the United States in some,respects has "somewhat abated." "While some may believe that there is current hope for improve- SAC lo Take Command of Base Sept. 1 Tactical Air Command Presently Stationed At Bunker Hill Will Move to Louisiana BUNKER HILL AFB—The Air Force announced today the transfer of this base from Tactical Air Command to Strategic Air Command effective September 1, 1957. Bunker Hill Air Force Base is the present home of the Tactical Air Command's 323d Fighter- Bomber Wing and the Air Defense •Command's 319th Fighter-interceptor squadron. The Air Force said TAC personnel sufficient to perform normal base functions and support o: the 319th Fighter-Interceptor" squadron will remain at Bunker Hill. These personnel and manpower spaces will be transferred from mentin the international situa-iTAC to SAC, the announcemem Disarmament Moves Talked At Conference Harold E. Stasscn Will Return to London Monday for Resumption of East- West Discussions WASHINGTON (UP)—Disarmament advisor Harold E. Stasscn said after a White House conference today that he plans to be in London next Monday for resumption of the East-Wesl disarmamenl talks. Slassen conferred for about two hours with President Kisenhower and Ihe National. Securily Council on a new disarmament plan to be placed before Ihc London conference, nnw in recess. All Slassen would say about the meeting was thai he "never discusses conferences wilh the President or the National Securily Council." Asked when he plans lo leave for London, h c said he "i-xpecls to be there at 3:30 p.m. on Monday" when the disarmament talks resume. Stassen came home from London to confer wilh the President and his advisers on an answer to Bandits Get Over $1,000 FORT WAYNE (UP)—Two gunmen walked into a super-market loday, herded the manager and two employes into a walk-in cooler and got away with between $1,000 and $2,000. Marsh Speedway Super Grocery manager John Rarick, Kavin McGuire and Marjorie Wilburn were getting ready to close the store .shortly after midnight when the men entered. The young men put Ihem in .the cooler and told them nol lo come out for 10 minutes. The gunmen stuffed the money in a cloth sack and loft. Russia's April proposals. White House 30 disarmament Press Secretary James C. Hagerly .said Adm. Arthur W. Radlord, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who does nol see eye-to-eye with Slosscn on disarmament policy, sal in jn lo- day's discussions for aboul 20 minules. Informed sources said lliere is top-level opinion Ihal disarmament Is one field in which Easl and West may be able to negotiate successfully. There have been indications since the death of Premier Slalin that the Russians may be willing to agree to some disarmament Inspection plan. Foreign Farm Families Will IP "i /* i Visit County Groups From Soutli America, Europe, and Australia Will Bo Guests Residents of Cass lion," Wilson said, "there is no real basis as far as I can see for assuming thai Ihe danger has already lessened. Cuts (in defense funds) based on hope alone arc too risky." He said Europe and the Far East are full of unresolved problems and the Middle East could bo afflicted with "new difficull silualions" by the time the defense budget passes Congress, He said that his posilion against any "real reductions" in American security programs is unanimously supported by the joint chiefs and the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Wilson also denied his department wastes money. He said "loose charges" of duplication and waste in Ihe Defense Department are "grossly exaggerated." He lold Ihe Senate commlltee that $1,313,000,000 of Ihe House- proposed defense money cuts are mere bookkeeping adjustments and new money items which do not immediately affect the defense Farm families from Soulh Am- P ro g r ™- Those cuts he said, are .•inn. Kurnne. nnd Australia will maUers <* J^ment, but "il erica, Europe, and Auslralia will visit In Cass county this week end to inspect farm operations in this The visits of the families lo the jUniled Stales is being sponsored Allen Counly Deputy Sheriff j by Ihe Internalional Federalion of Arnold Lord said authorities at i Agricultural Producers. Bunker Hill Air Force Base held - Cass coun t y organizations spon- sh-ould be recognized Ihal most 'of Ihem will have to be restored in isubsequent years." ! But the remaining $1,274,000,000 of the cut would have "an immediate impacl," he said. union to Ask Resignation Of Dave Beck Prepare to Call Meeting of Executive Board That Could Remove Teamster Boss Scandal Investigators Call Woman Witness Tells Marion County Grand Jury She Paid State Highway Department Auctioneer $70 So She Could Buy Back Property; Doxie Moore Also Questioned. — 1 INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A former New Twisters Menace Five State Area stated. The Tactical Air Command's F-100D supersonic fighler-bomberf and related equipment of the 323d Fighter-Bomber Wing will be transferred to the 306th Fighter- Bomber Wing at England AFB, La., another TAC fighter-bomber outfit. Will Reduce Personnel There will be an orderly transfer of TAG personnel as has been planned in the program, Air Force officials staled. As planned, TAC's fighters will move out and the Strategic Air Command's aircraft will move in. There will be a gradual scaling of TAC personnel giving a reduca- tion of personnel at Bunker Hill before SAC takes over, building up to the same or to a greater number of personnel. The announcement of this com WASHINGTON t UP)—Teamsters Union leaders today greased the skids under Teamster President Dave Beck. Teamster Secretary - Treasurer John F. English and several ; Teamster vice presidents pre- j pared to call for a union Executive Board meeting that could topple Beck as boss of the nation's biggest union. Sources said a majority of the board would ask Beck at the meeting to resign. The sources predicted Beck would be forced out if he refused. At the same time, a grass roots movement aimed at ousting Beck continued to spread throughout the nation. Big Locals Represented Teamster Joint Council 55 representing 10,000 workers in (he Washington area called Wednesday night for Beck's ouster "forthwith." The demand was made in a telegram to the Executive Board. Teamster Local 807, largest in the New York metropolitan area, called for Beck's ouster Wednes- da. It represents 11,800 workers. Similar demands have come from Teamster locals in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities. The AFL-CIO Executive Council, which gave Beck another shove toward the door this week by firing him as a council member, planned today lo reach a final decision on whether to oust three small inler- national unions from the AFL- CIO on corruption charges. The .council laid down a strict cods of financial principles Wednesday designed to protect union funds against raids like those charged up to Beck. Want Clcsin House The three unions facing possible suspension from the AFL-CIO are (he Laundry Workers, the Distillery Workers and the Allied Industrial Workers. Their member-i jured was in serious condition. Tornadoes Strike Missouri for Third Straight Day; Death Toll At Least 53 By UNITED PRESS Tornado weather clung to the nation's midlands today after erupting in a new wave of damaging twisters across five states. Tornadoes rammed hard hit Missouri for the third straight day Wednesday night and others skipped across Texas, Kansas, Ar- kansas'and Oklahoma. No deaths were reported in the onslaught, but several persons were injured and numerous homes damaged or destroyed. The United Press counted at least 53 persons killed since Monday night when a gianl tornado crushed through Ihc .suburbs of Kansas City. The viclims, all but one from Missouri, included 38 in tho Kansas City area, six in the devastated community of F r e- mont,. four at Desloge and four elsewhere in the state An Indianapolis, Ind., city employe was tavern owner said today she paid an Indiana state highway department auctioneer $70 for banging his gavel at the right moment so she could buy back a tavern ths slate took for an expressway route. Mrs. Mollic Davis, who formerly operated the tavern along Madison Ave. in Indianapolis, told newsmen before she appeared before a Marion County grand jury investigating the Indiana highway scandals that she sold the tavern business to the state for $2,600. She said she bought il back for $230 at auction, so .she could operate a few extra months before tho building was moved lo make way for the expressway. Bui she said she made a deal wilTi Ihe auctioneer to give him the difference between Ihe sale price and $300. Suspicious of Appraiser Mrs. Davis also said she felt ft highway department appraiser who talked with her about the purchase of her business was "stalling" and "looking for something" in exchange for a favorable appraisal. Mrs. Davis was among five wit- neises scheduled U> testify today. Cine of the others was Doxie Moore, administrative assistant to cx-Gov. George N. Craig. Moore first was questioned by Prosecutor John G. Tinder and later said he' agreed to testify. Moore told newsmen that as far electrocuted while clearing away fl s he knew nobody ever told Craig storm wreckage. The tornado producing weather conditions, a combination of warm humid air clashing with a line of colder air, extended from eastern Texas to Michigan. Numerous s e v e r e thunderstorms were reported throughout the area. A tornado . near Waco, Tex., Wednesday night churned a path 500 feel wide and five miles long, injuring four persons and destroying seven homes, One of the in- ship totals 170,000. President Eisenhower Wednos- mand transfer was made this! AFL-CIO. The three were involved morning through the'Office of In- in welfare fund abuses uncovered formation Service at Bunker Hill. I by n Senate committee in 1051-5S, First word of the pending trans-! The Teamsters union also has " The question before the council (j ay declared parts of storm-bat- is whether any or all have cleaned; L ere d Missouri, including Ihe Kan- house sufficiently to stay in the. sas cil.y region, major disaster fer was announcement on March from MacDill AFB in Florida been charged with corrupt lender- ship, but the AFL-OIO Wednesday three airmen as sispects. BUNKER HILL AFB — Authorities at the Bunker Hill Air Force base acknowledged today that Iwo airmen were being questioned regarding this Fort Wayne holdup. Classify 14 Youths in 1-A Fourteen Cass counly youths have boon classified 1-A, available for military service, by the Cass county Selective Service board, il was announced Thursday. They arc: Ilichard F. Gilsingcr, Frederick L. Bruner, Lloyd W. Hardy, Frederick D. Foreman, Larry D. Justice, Richard G. Galbreath, Paul E. Watson, John L. Hobcrson, Larry E. Mines, Malcolm I,. Wolf, George E. Hendrix, William G. Campbell, Dicky L. Anderson, and Ivan D. Tlmmons, Four olhcr registrants were classified 5-A v . having passed the draft URO; one was classified 1-C inducted; three were classified 4-F, and two were classified 4-A, according to Mrs. Bcrnico Hawthorne, clerk of the draft board. Thirteen Are Named To Key Club at LHS Thirteen new members have been elected to the Key Club at Logansport high school, it was announced by Tom Huston following tho club's meeting Wednesday. New members are juniors Richard Gufigenheimer, Duane Meeker, Steve Foreman and Wayne Hartman; sophomores Larry Wood, Miko Cart, Mike Neville, Courtney Justice, Cliff Davidson, John Wells »nd Mark Brown; and freshmen Tom Barnes and Jim David. First-Class Letter Postage HikeOkehed WASHINGTON (UP)—The House Post Office Committee today approved the adminislraljon's bill tt> raise the cost of mailing a first class letter from 3 to 4 cents'and to hike other postal rates effc-clivo July 1. Air mail loiters would be raised to 7 cents, post cards 'to 3 cents: All told, postage rates vyould be raised 462 million dollars' lor' the year starting July 1. The measure won approval by a "decisive majority" and wilh vlr tually no change, Chairman Tom Murray (D-Tenn.) announced. soring the vlsils here include the Onward Grange, Ihe Farmers Union, and Ihc Farm Bureau. The counly families who will cn- Icrlain the visitors during Ihe week end include Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam Carney and Mr. and Mrs, larl Wilson, both of roule 2,.Walton; Mr. and Mrs. George Hopper,' easl of Onward; and Mr. and Mrs. Forest E. Sharp, roule 1. The local families will meet .heir guesls at Purdue university Friday afternoon, enterlain Ihem Salurday, and lake' Ihem back lo Purdue Sunday afternoon. Activities planned Include a lour of Hopper's ccrlifled corn and small grain operations easl of Onward on Saturday afternoon. The visitors sponsored by Ihe Grange will attend the Onward grange meeting Friday night al tho Seven Mile church and on Sunday attend a dinner at noon at the church. Sunday Is '.he Grange or- ganisation's "Go to Church" program. The families which will visit the Carney and Wilson homes reportedly arc from South America. The Hopper family asked for a family from Australia and the Sharp family asked for an Italian family to be Ihelr guests. Coach Quits At Galveston GALVESTON—Cedric T. Wise today announced his reslgnalion as Galveslon athlelic coach lo accepl a posilion as junior high school 'ootball and baskelball coach in riplon. A native of Elwood, Wise tutored Galveston teams for three seasons. Ho came here in 1053, but spent one year In private business at Kokomo, reluming lo Ihe Cards "ast year. Wise's eight-year overall record 'or basketball is 113 viclories and GO losses. He formerly coached Iwo years at Monterey in Pulaskl counly and :hrec years al Scirclcvillc in Clinton counly. Wise Is a graduate of Canterbury college. Airliner Flies Nonstop to Paris PARIS (UP) - A Douglas DC7C airliner of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines touched down today at Le Bourgel Field on a 21 hour, 35 mlnule nonslop flight .from Long Beach, CalU. II was Ihe first nonstop Los Angeles lo Paris fllghl by a commercial airliner, and it set a record of 5,300 nautical miles nonstop —90 miles farther than Us own record. A nautical mile Is 6,080.2 feet or 1.15 statute miles. hearings on the charges. that n Wing of B-<17 jet bombers' postponed indefinllcly further would be moved to Bunker Hill." MacDIll's announcement was. almost slmulataneou-s with one from the office of Sen. Homer Capehart in Washington. „•,,-,, .. ,, In addition to Ihe six-jet B-47 ' Paul J- Donahue, CM, passed the original announcement also! away al 11:55 p. m. Wednesday al mentioned olher support aircraft hl» ^"'^ " 2 Thirteenth street, fol- Paul J. Donahue, 64, Expires at Residence support which presumably would be the KC-97, four-engine refueling air- lowiag a lingering illness. A nalive of Ihis cily, he was born cra ft. ' i Oct. 25, 1892, lo James and Louise The Uniled Stales' heavlesl jet i'Friend) Donahue, bomber, Ihc B-52, eight-jet main-! A movie projectionist at a local slay of the American bomber fleet,' theater since 1!H9, he was a voter- is also operated under the Strate- an of World War I. and a member gic Air Command. <>f St. Vincent's church and Ihe Eagles lodge. Survivors are his wife, Carrie; a son, Paul, Jr., of this clly; a daughter. Mrs. Howard Huffman, Kokomo; a step - daughter, Mrs. Edward O'Donnell, roule 4, cily; six grandchildren and a great- grandchild. Friends may coll after 7 p. m. Thursday al Ihe McCloskey-Hamillon funeral home, where Ihe Eagles will hold services at 7:15 p m, Friday. Final riles will be held at !) a. m. Saturday at St. Vincent's church with Msgr. John P. Schall in charge, and burial will be in Ml. Calvary ccmelery. Distribute 1,300 Pheasant Chicks Thirteen hundred ono!-day-old pheasant chicks from the Jasper- Pulaskl game preserve were brought here by truck Thursday morning and dislrlbuled under the supervision of William Kerher, Cass conservallon officer, lo sixteen boys from various Cass youth groups, The boys will care for the chicks until they are old enough to be released in various parts of the i county. areas and eligible for federal aid. Gov. James T. Blair Jr. of Missouri requested 25 million dollars from Ihe government lo help tornado victims. Heavy rains along the squall line touched off floods in southern Illinois. Some 30 families were evacuated Wednesday at Marion, 111., when Crab Orchard Creek overflowed, anil about 30 families were forced lo flee al Ha-rrisburg, 111. Leo Truttmcm Passes Away Leo Trutlmnn, CO, of 004 Fifleenlh slreet, an cluvalor operator in the cily building, died at 11;30 p.m. Wednesday n', SI. Joseph's hospiial. Born Aug. 10, 1B87, be was a native of Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. Survivors are his wifi>, Dorothy; a son, Leonard, of Wilmington, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph's church, the Eagles lodge and the Bartenders' union. Friends may call al the Kroeficr funeral homo, where (be Eagles will hold riles al 7 p.m. Friday and the Hosnry will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Final riles will be conducted al 9 a.m. Saturday at St Joseph's church and burial will be made in Ml. Calvary cemetery. Incessant Rains Sending Rivers Over State Towards Flood Stage Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Will Continue Tonight and Friday as State Experiences Wettest Month of May in Many Years; Tornado Alerts in South Central Sections Fade. | of any suspicion of irregularities in (he highway department. He said ha "never heard that first complaint." The grand jury resumed its inquiry shortly after the chairmen of both the Indiana Republican and Democratic slate committees sent telegrams to Ally. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. urging an FBI investigation of Ihe scandals. Bank Cashier Called Other grand jury witnesses were: Will H. Call, cashier of the Slat* Bank of Milan, home lown of two of the men indicied by the jury earlier. Robert Seaslrom, an account executive of an Indianapolis highway equipment firm. The firm sold highway sweepers to lh<> department. Highway Chairman John' Pclers has charged all of the equipment paid for was not delivered. Elmer Laws, B banker from Milan. Milan is the home town of former highway chairman Virgil (Red) Smith, now under indictment in connection with Hie highway scandal. Telegrams to Brownell Three other men besides Smith were indicied by the same jury which is continuing its invesliga- lion. They are Nile Tevcrbaugh, former head of the right-of-way division of the highway department in Ihe Craig administration; Harry Doggclt, Teverbaugh's chief aide, and Milan attorney Robert Peak, a friend and business partner of Smith. All were charged with embezzlement or conspiracy to embezzle public funds and steal. The first ph.ise of the grand jury probe, which resulted in the four indictments, was based solely on right-of-way purchases along Madison Ave., site of an expressway now under coi..st.ruclion. Tinder has indicated the inquiry has branched into olhcr facets of the highway operations- in tin Craig adminislralion. Meanwhile, chairmen of tht Indiana Democratic and Republican Stale Committees sent telegrams to U.S. Ally. Gen. Herbert Brownell urging FBI investigations of the scandal. They are Charles E. Skillen for Ihc Democrats and Roberl W. Matthews for Ihe Republicans. By UNITED PRESS Steady rains peppered heavy precipilation over waterlogged , Indiana today. Muddy streams rolled past flood stage. At least three more days of rain are due. Evansville's 2.17 inches of rain in Ihe 24 hours ending this morning topped the list and raised to nearly six Inches the amount of precipitation which has fallen on the Pocket City in liltlc more than [our days. Other Hoosier areas generally had from four to five Inches of rain In the same period. Rivers and creeks vvent on a .rampage, Even the Wabash, nor- Imally not riled like its smaller I tributaries, was due to crest be-1 storms with locally heavy rain w twoon today and Saturday at i were expected today, tonight and points near, at or above flood'Friday in Ihe stale's mldseclion slage from Covlngton lo Vin-! and south portion. Upstate, the rain will end by nightfall. More showers and thunderstorms were on tap for Saturday. Rain during (he last 24 hours Included 1.00 at Pe'ersburg 1.52 al Vlncennes, 1.03 at Shelbyville, .71 at Indianapolis, .22 at Lafayelle, at South cenncs. The White River was expected to overflow within one or Iwo feet of Its high flood levels of April, Stages four feet above flood level were expected Sunday at Bedford and four to five feet above, at Spencer. Elllston's crest Sunday was expected to bo six feet above flood stage and Eciwardsport's 8 to 9 feel above. Surface water standing-In acres of newly planted fields was ex-1 storms and llireals of tornadoes pected to do as much damage, if; frightened many Hoosiers and not more, than overflowing creeks, i caused considerable damage. Showers and scattered thunder-1 Temperatures did a turnabout .18 at Fort Wayne, Bend. The latest rain was generally more gentle Ihan Ihal of Tuesday nig-hl, when wind and electrical fri>m normal tendencies Wednesday. Soulh Bend, normally among Ihc coolest areas, had the high temperature of 82 degrees. Evnns- vllle, normally among Ihe warm- Mi, had the low maximum with 73. The mercury fell no lower than the Ms throughout Ihe slate early lliis morning, headed for highs ranging from 70 lo 75 today and was due lo drop to IOWK of 55 to 04 tonight. Highs expected i''riday were 70 north to 80 south. Tornado alerts were hoisted for South Central Indiana late Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Bui there were no reports today of severe storms in the area. Country Has Record Number of Tornadoes WASHINGTON (UP) - Tho Weather Bureau said today thai a record number of tornadoes has been reported for Ihe first five months of this year. The latest count of twisters striking Hie nation since Jan. 1 lolalled 438. The - previous five-month high was 302 sel In 1955. Lasl year's lotnl for the same period was 371, The bureau emphasized however, Ihal th e reported increase in lornadoes does not necessarily represent a real increase. It almost certainly results from the fact Hint few lornadoes now escape Ihc bureau's nllcntion, whereas many went unrcporled in day* of poorer communications.