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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 25, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOUDY INDIANA: Cloudy with showers tonight and east and south portions Sunday. Partly cloudy northwest Sunday with showers. Warmer most sections tonight. Temperature 12 noon 74 degrees. Sunset 8:01 p.m., sunrise Sunday 5:22 a.m. "YOUR HOME TOWN 1 NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844- For All Department* (•hone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1957. Dmr ««d NUrfct Price Per Copy, Seven Centi Seek To Calm Anti- American Feeling On Formosa Say Cabinet Has Offered Resignation Action of Chinese Nationalist Premier O. K. Yui Seen As Gesture of Apology to U. S. TA1PIE, Formosa, (UP) — Reliable reports said today Premier O.K. Yui and his cabinet had submitted their resignations to President Chiang Kai-Shek as an outgrowth of Friday's anti-American riots. But the reports said Chiang rejected the resignations. Chiang'returned from his southern Formosa retreat at Sun Moon Lake to take personal command of '.he tense situation. The cabinet's action was interpreted as a gesture of apology to the United Stales, which had protested sharply against the mob violence in which at least 12 Americans were injured and the American embassy sacked. N'ationalist Chinese officials held almost continuous meetin"s today to consider ths situation a-J discuss 'now th(; breach with the United States could b e repaired. Kankin Drives in City Premier 0. K. Yui's cabinet met In emergency session amid growing rumors it would resign as a gesture of apology to the American government. ' However, the prospect of such action appeared less likely by the hour. U.S. Ambassador Karl Rankin rode through the city in his Amer; ican-made automobile with an American flag, flying from a front fender. One White Nationalist Chinese military police jeep provided an escort. Rankin, who was stoned Friday, drove to the Foreign Ministry where he conferred with officials for about 30 minutes. Chinese officials said Rankin's protest was a verbal one. They declined to say whether a formal written protest had been received from the U.S. government. The rampaging Chinese mobs tacked the U.S. embassy and other American building; before troops and police swarmed through the city to disperse them. Taipei was under martial law. Lt. Gen. Huang Tsen Wu, Taipei garrison commander, issued an order making 10 specific crimes punishable by death. Troops Patrol Streets Thousands of Nationalist troops patrolled the city on foot and ir vehicles lo crush any attempted j new outbreak. I The orgy of violence was; touched off by the acquittal by a U.S. Army court-martial of an American sergeant on. charges of shooting a Chinese peeping torn. The soldier M. Sgt. Robert G. Reynolds, of Colora, Md., was flown out of Formosa with his wife Friday. A mob tried to attack the car carrying them to the airport. At least 10,000 Chinese participated in the rioting. They left the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Information Agency headquarters and other American buildings in shambles. They smashed and burned American automobiles, attacked Americans and stoned U.S. Ambassador Karl Rankin. CHART DISARMAMENT COURSE Reassign Col. Haygood Colonel John C. Haygood, former commander of the 323d Fighter- Bomber Group nt the Bunker Hill Air Forec base, has been reassigned for duty at Turner Air Force liusc in Georgia. Col. Haygood, who resided ,wlth his wife, Catherine, and two daughters, Kathline und Luuru Ullen, ui 731 East Broadway In Logunsport, will report for duty at Turner AFB on June 1. He reported to Blinker Hill AFB In October, WHS, from Elelnon Air Force Bane in Alaska, where was director of Operations for Headquarters, 10th Air Division, At Bunker Hill Col. Haygood commanded the first tactical group to be formed a I-the base and later was assigned as assistant to the base commander. Col. Haygood will be assigned to Fight Slash In Foreign Aid Spending House Republican Leaders Strive to Eestore Cuts Made In Appropriation Bill WASHINGTON (UP)—House Re- lican leaders girded today to try to restore _ what President Eisenhower called crippling cuts in his foreign aid bill. At- the same time Senate Republican Leader William F.- Knowland clashed .with Eisenhower again alpng the budget front. Knowland, who has repeatedly called for trimming three billion dollars from the overall budget, came out against the President's appeal for power lo veto individual items in appropriations bills. House GOP leaders were working bdckstage to force a test on Eisenhower's' appeal to put back $1,200,000,000 clipped from his military budget by the. House Appropriations Committee, But they cor.ceded their chances were almost hopeless, The President got little support for his position as the House opened de-bate on the bi£ money bill Friday. Tiie final vole is expected Wednesday; Eisenhower renewed his request for the item veto Friday, saying it would enable him to cut "some expensive and unnecessary projects" from the budget. •' But Knowland said he thought such authority "would give the executive too much power and subordinate Congress too much," Sen. • Estes Kofauver (D-Tenn.) accused Eisenhower in a speech in Chattanooga, Tcnn., today of showing "misguided. .. tolerance' in permitting Knowland and ca-bi- not members to attack his poll- Other congressional news: Formosa— Some congressmen voiced concern over the fate of President Eisenhower's foreign the 31«l Fighter-Bomber VJ'ing at:aid bill as the result of the gutting of the U.S. Embassy in For- Turncr. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving) Home-Grown Berries Arriving on Market LAFAYETTE (UP) — Indian-a's strawberry harvest is under way, Purdue University produce marketing specialists said today, and midwestern markets should offer a good supply of locally grown fruit for the next two weeks. Joe Vandomark of Purdue reported that a large portion of Tennessee and Kentucky crops remain to be harvested and Michigan fields will s'art before the Hoosier harvest is completed. Mexican Heat Wave Kills 28 Children MONTERREY, Mexico (UP)— Schools and most stores closed today in the face of a heat wave that has killed 28 children in four days. t ' . Heat s'rokes have sent 300 other persons to hospitals and polio has struck 40 persons in the worst outbreak ever reported here. Temperatures have ranged above 100 degrees for a week, following a drought that has dried up water sources in northern Mexico. The city is under strict water ra'ioning and doctors said the children killed by the heat were virtually "dehydrated". Storm Alert I n Two Areas CHICAGO (UP) — Two severe weatiher warnings were issued lo- tornado and severe thunderstorms.! The first alert was issued for easlern South Dakola, extreme southeastern Xorth Dakola, portions of southwestern Minnesota, extreme northwestern Iowa and portions of norlhcaslern Nebraska. Twislers and severe storms were likely in this area, weathermen said, from 11 a.m. c.d.t. lo 5 p.m. c.d.t. The second warning was issued for portions of southern Oklahoma, north-central Texas, extreme northern portions of east Texas and extreme western Arkansas. Tornadoes and severe thunderslorms were likely in Ihis region from 10 a.m. cdt to i^pm cdt, weathermen said mosa by Nationalist Chinese mobs. Rep. John Vorys (R-Ohio) a key member of the House Foreign Alfairs Committee, said Ihe incident will probably be raised by aid opponents when the bill comes up 'for House floor debate. But Sen. Burke B. Hickenlooper .(R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ; said it is too early to predict what to U.S. aid to F Rain Rains Halt Time Trials INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — again plagued the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today and delayed—perhaps washed out—qualifications for next Thursday's 500-mile race. Showers begin falling lightly half an hour before, the track was scheduled to open nt 11 a.m. c.d.t with 32 cars lined up on the apron waiting for a chance to get in the 33-car starting lineup. Just before noon, the pace of the rain sped up, and although It later stopped showering, leaden skies and Weather Bureau forecasts indicated the disappointed drivers would get .no chance to run their cans today. Credit— The Federal Reserve Board said Congress would be acting against the "broad public interest by imposing standby controls on consumer credit at this lime. The borad reported lo Congress that installment credit may grow at a slower pace; in tho years ahead than in the past. I said installment buying can be curbed better by such general controls as the "tight money" policy and "sound public and private fiscal policies." Tax Depletion— Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey said he would nol objecl lo a thorough congressional invesligalion to determine whether changes should be made in giving tax depletion allowances in the oil, gas and mineral industries. But he /said in a letter to Rep. Thomas B. Curtis (D-Mo.) lhal "present depletion provisions, are carrying out our general national purposes." Curtis has asked the House Ways & Means Committee for such an inquiry. BINGAMAN RITES MONDAY Final rites for Wallace Ottoi Bingaman, 73, route 3, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fisher funeral home with the Rev, James Rankin of the Delphi Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the cha- J»l after 7 p.m. Saturday. Nuclear Explosions May Be Held Sunday LAS VEGAS, Nev. (IIP)— The Atomic Energy Commission today hoped to fire one of two nuclear devices Sunday lo launch Us 1957 summer lest series. The AEC Friday night called off ils much-delayed "first shot" lor this morning because of unfavorable wind conditions. It wns the 10th consecutive 24-hour postponement caused by high winds. REIGN AS PROM KING AND QUEEN Ike Approves Proposals For London Conference American Plan Will Be Submitted When Talks Are Resumed Monday With Russia Pat Connors and Ilex Harris were crowned king nd queen of the Junior-Senior prom licit! in Bowl Friday niglit. The coronation followed the gra nd march. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving) Appoint New Hospital Head INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Dr. Stewart G-insberg,- sla'.e mental health commissioner,' announced Friday the appointment ' of Dr. David Morion of the Veterans Administration as superintendent 'Of Norman Bea-lty Hospital at West- told newsmen more thorough ville. Ginsberg also there would- be "screening" of patients in an effort to prevent future escapes. Fugitives from the hospilal's criminally insane seclion have been charged with killing three women in recent weeks. Morton is director of' professional services at a SI. Louis VA hospital. He will lake the new post July 1. Dr. Clifford L. Williams, acting superintendent, '"ill be relieved June 1 by Dr. John Sou-thworlh who will serve as superintendent of both Longcliff and Beatty hospital unlil Morton takes over at Beatly. The jo]) pays ?1S,000 "a- year plus maintenance. The hospilal lias been without a permanent superintendent since Wallace Van Den Bosch resigned In a dispute over hospital security measures. Open House Sunday Thousands of people from north central Indiana are expected to gather at Die Logansport state hospital Sunday for the second annual open house' at that institution. Hours of the open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to Dr. John Southworth, superintendent. • Guided tours will leave from the Administration building at frequent intervals. Movies concerning various aspects of mental illness and treatment will be shown. The north gate will be limited to traffic leaving the hospital. Visitors are asked to enter the grounds at the south gate, which is immediately off stale road 25. Snack bars will be open for the convenience of visitors, with proceeds going to the Patients' Recreation fund. Dave Beck Jr. Is Called At Rackets Quiz Subpcnas Also Served tm Two Others Long Sought By Senate Committee SEATTLE (UP)—Dave'.Beck Jr. and two other long-sought witnesses were under subpena today lo appear "forthwith" before the Senate It.aekets Investigating Com- millce. Beck's father is under investigation .by a Senale racket committee for his conduct as head of the Teamsters, Union, The son of the Teamsters boss was -the first of three long-sought witnesses to'be subpena-ed Friday. He was served at 11 a.m. c.d.t. and 3 hours and 10 minutes later Joseph McEvoy, a nophew of the elder Bock's wife, voluntarily accepted it subpena at the home of U.S. Marshal W. Budd Parsons. Later In the day Fred Ver- schueren Sr., a Teamster auditor, was subpenaed at Providence Hospital wlie'rc he was a patient. Anothor man, Norman Gcssert, originally was among the missing witnesses but was served in El- lensburj!,' Wash., and appeared before 'Uie committee before it recessed. Seii. John L. .McClellan, an Arkansas Democrat and ch'airmnn of the Senate committee, said in provement" p7ogram™at''Memorial Washington young Beek should get hospital now total nearly $1,200,0001 ln ' toucl '' with .the-committee im- wlth the receipt of almost $5,000!mediately although no date has moro in contributions to'the hos-l^on sec for his appearance. New Hospital Gifts Reported Funds for the expansion and 1m- OK's Funds For School Additional appropriations of 75,000 from the Lojjansport schools cumulative building fund or a special education building and $50,000 from the special, school 'und for new boilers at Riley- <*ranklin schools -were approved >y Herbert Holmes, representative of the state board of tax commissioners, following a hearing conducted Saturday, morning in .he office of County Auditor Itich- ard Gohl. The new special education building is lo consist of four classrooms for Ihe education of retarded children. The State Division of Schoolhouse- Planning. approved the project and preliminary plans on,May 24. The old boilers at Riley-Frankin were condemned by the boiler inspector, the insurance company, and slate fire marshal. The plajis for the new boilers were approved by the Division of Schoolhouse Planning. A hearing on the addilio'nal ap proprialions for Ihe county which were approved recently by the county council will be held by Holmes in Ihe auditor's office at 10 a. m. May 31. pllal fund-raising campaign. The committee has .'been told Subscriptions-, and donations in j that young Beck was'installed as the drive have reached $345,115.55, according to campaign leaders. Most recent contributions to the fund include 1 a $2,500 gift from Kain's Motor Service and $2,000 in small pledges frum individual donors. Goal for Ihe drive is $400,000, and contributions or subscriptions may be made at ellher of the local banks or aj; Iho. hospital. Warn Short Drives Equally Dangerous INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Indiana safely officials said today that Hoosiers who avoid long trips during the Memorial Day holiday have no guarantee against traffic accidents. According, to Director Albert E. Huber of ttie Indiana Office of Traffic Safely, three of every four Hoosiers v.-ho were kllledln traffic in' 1KB died within 25 miles of their homes. "Unfortunately, staying close to home, or taking a short drive In the country, is no guarantee against traffic deaths and Injuries," Huber said. president of a beer distributing firm nt his father's insistence. Officials of Anheuser-Busch Inc. testified Beck" Sr, demanded his son' ..get a nickel a case on all Budweiser sold in Alaska plus $1,000 a month. Ohio School Expels Eight BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (UP) —Two more students were expelled from '• Bowling Green Stale University. Friday night, bringing to eight lihe' number ousted from school as ringleaders of a riot by more than l';500 students. University President Ralph Me Donald said four more students will be expelled as soon as they can be notified. Me Donald said the riot early Friday; stemmed from a "planned" demonstration 'against disciplinary, action.expected to be taken' against the Sigma' Chi and Delta Tau Delta fraternity chapters. Both were charged, with vip- New Outbreak Of Tornadoes Take 4 Lives Lawton, Oklahoma Bears Brunt of New Storms Which Sweep Five Southwest States By UNITED PRESS Violent weather continued to beat the Southwest Friday night as numerous tornadoes struck at least five states leaving four dead at Lawton, Okla. Twelve other persons were reported injured in what the Weather Bureau termed "the most fantastic outbreak" of twislers in a single day in years. More Ih an 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed or damaged in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Many areas reported slrong winds which were not classified 5 :ornadoes but which cause some property damage. The Lawlon tornado slammed nto a small farming community six miles south of the city killing Mr. and Mrs. William Overtoil and Mr. and Mrs. Art Ashline. One observer reported three tornadoes swirling over the area at the same time. Plain States Gel Soaking In other areas of the Great Plains torrential downpours dumped up lo four inches of water in one six-hour period, Heavy rain was expected to continue over parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, -ast Texas and Arkansas throughout the morning. Elsewhere thunderstorms burst over the northern Plains and the canlral Rockies during Ihe night. Some shower activity was reported in the Southeast and along the Florida gulf coast. Skies .were mostly clear from the Great Lakes eastward along Ihe Ohio Valley and lo the Allan- lie. Cool air blanketed the Appalachians. It wns generally warmer from Uie Great Lakes westward through the Rockies. The new rash of twisters brought lo at least 181 Ihe number lhal has swept, across Uie Southwest this week. More than 50 persons were reported killed in -an earlier siege on Monday and Tuesday. Planes In Jeopardy Friday's injured included several ajrborne persons. Pilot James Ruscoe and stewardess Diannc Durham, of Flushing, N.Y., received head and rib injuries when thrown about the cabin of a chartered C40 plane buffeted by a twister between Amarillo, Tex., and Tucumcari, N.M. The plane, carrying 39 soldiers, had jusl skirted one tornado when it ran inlo Uie edge of another. None o( the soldiers were injured. Thirty homes were destroyed at „ thccar'which'wasVravciin^plton, in the Sou'.h Plains coun- thro'ugh the center of Ihe city,;try of lexas, below Uie Panhan- apparently en' route to pick him:" 1 ". Hfleen homes suffered major U p . • .damage and 10 others minor dam- Peron ; s chauffeur was not \ age. Ten persons were hurt at 01- jnjured. Police immediately began : ton investigating, Bomb Rips Peron's Car CARACAS, Venezuela (UP) — A bomb exploded in the automobile of former President of Argentina Juan'D.'.Peron today. Peron.was Auto Demolished In Local Crash .Miss Palsy Weaver, 19, of Fort Wayne, suffered two scratches on her .right arm and her 1958 model sedan was a total loss after it was involved in a collision with a 1941 model car driven by 'Mrs. Annabelle' Weaver, 19, of the Unger addition,, at 7 p.m. Friday on state road 25 at the southwest edge of Logonsport. •' Mrs, Weaver, enroute toward Loganspo'rt, started to make a left turn before she' saw the other car approaching from the opposite direction. Although she tried to straighten back into her own lane of traffic, she didn't get out of the way in time and the left rear fenders of the vehicles collided. Damage to the local auto was estimated at only $30, but the Fort Wayne car upset and was a total loss», ac^ cording to State Trooper John Gaylor, who investigated. ' He charged Mrs. Wqaver with failure to signal a left turn. She laflng university drinking regula-lls to appear in the local justice tlons. I court later. Two Persons Killed In Vincennes Crash EVANSVILLE (UP) -Two persons were killed today when Uieir WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower approved today the new U.S. disarmament proposals to be submitted when talks with Russia resume in. London on Monday. Secretary of Slate John Foster Dulles said the proposal should provide a "safeguard against sudden armed attack" and lead toward ultimate reduction of both atomic and conventional arms. Eisenhower approved Uie new proposals after a 2'A-hour While House meeting. Dulles said they would ".safeguard the vital interests of the United Slates." He said they also offer "a reasonable opportunity for substantial progress" on ways of setting up safeguards "against sudden armed attack." At today's White House meeting Uie President conferred with his disarmament adviser, Harold K. Slasscn, Dulles, .and other Infill officials on plans which Slassen will lake back with him to London. Slassen leaves Sunday for the British capital. Details Not Announced! Asked about Eisenhower's open skies" aerial inspection plan, Dulles said the United Stales "still stands by that." Concerning any U.S.-Soviet aerial inspection plan, Dulles said the U.S. position is not "so rigidly fixed in our present contemplation" that he could define the area it would cover-by countries lo be included. As lo what specifically is in tlio new American disarmament "position," S t a s s e n ioid newsmen "that will have to unfold" a£ler he returns to London. Dulles said Eisenhower gava Slassen instructions which .should make it possible to move "in the direction of limitation of arma- ments—boUi nuclear and conventional." Others at today's conference with Uie President were Deputy Defense Secretary Donald A. Q u a r 1 e s. Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of Ihe Alomic Energy Commission, Adm. Arthur W. Raelford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director Allen W. Dulles of the Central Intelligence Afjency, Undersccrelnry of Stale Christian A. Hcrler, and Robert Culler, presidential adviser on national security mailers. Follows Friday Session Mo.sl of these officials sat in on a three-and-one-half hour meeting at the State Department Friday afternoon lo hash over the disarmament problem. Vice President Richard M. Nixon also allended Friday's session. No details were divulged a-ftm-wards. One of tli« big problems facing the United States is finding an agreed U.S. po.sition on areas for testing out Eisenhower's "open skies" aerial inspection plan. Tfie Russians put forward a proposal accepting the plan on u partial basis and n-ow are waiting for a U.S. reply. Under the Soviet proposal, American inspectors would be permitted to fly over Siberia, a small portion of Western Russia and most of Europe. In return. Soviet inspectors would be permitted to fly over Alaska and the entire western half of the United Stales. The United States has indicated this is unsatisfactory because it gives the Russians too many im- porlar.l American area to check while giving U.S. inspectors rather minor.ones lo check in Russia. Find Bodies of Two car went out of control on n Men in B47 Wreckage downtown street and rammed a tree. Victims were George William Durbin, 34, and Mrs. Ruby Chandler, 48, both of Evansville. Police said Durbin was driving too fast .on a curve. Two other passengers, Minnie Pickerili, 29, sley, 24, were taken to Welborn ARNETT, Okla. (UP) — Wreckage of an Air Force B47 jet bomber with bodies of two crew members was found today near here and officers searching for the third crewman said tornado clouds may have caused Uie crash. Baptist Hospital. [yti-TO^JI^tl <3, J.T1J1IIIJV- , , r m I and Andrew Pres-l lhe P lonc - cn roulc from Tulsa ' Okla., to its base at Tucson, Ariz., vanished after Ihe pilot reported by radio at 4:30 p.m. Friday he was flying at 39,000 feet altilude over Sayre, Okla. Severe thunderstorms- ranged across the southern Plains when Boy Injured in Fall From Tree in Easrend Clifford L. Taylor, Jr.. 11, of 2403 High street, is in St. Joseph's hospital with injuries suffered when he fell from a tree near his home at 6:45 p.m. Friday. The youth is reported in "fair" condition after suffering head and back injuries. He was rushed to the hospital in the Krocger ambulance. the bomber disappeared. It had been due at' Davis-Monthan AFB near Tucson at 7 p.m. Aboard the missing craft were Capt, James B. Holden, 35, Fort Dodge, Iowa, whose wife and three children reside in Tucson; 1st LI. Robert A. Mclsaac, 24, Seattle, Wash., and 1st Lt. Casimo B. Mallozzi, South Barre, Mass.

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