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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, July 1, 1957
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..Eight Logansport, Indiana. Pharos-Tribune Survives 8 Days at Sea Floating on Oil Drum EDITORS NOTE: Frudenclo Anguclo Perdomo, 48, survived the sinking ol a Cuban motor ship by clinging to a floating oil drum for eight days. He was brought to shore early this morning and gave this exclusive, first hand account to Hank Day. United Press string correspondent at Key West, Fla. Day said the survivor spoke "extremely calmly and clearly of his frightening experience." - By PRL'DENCIO PERDOMO As Told To The United Press KEY WEST, Fla. (UP)—I had truly given up hope. But my prayers must have been answered. All I did from the time our ship sank was cling to an oil drum and pray. I also thought of my wile end four children in Havana. (The tanker S. S. Mobilgas found Perdomo floating in the ocean at 4 a.m. Sunday. He was. 340 miles southwest of St. Petersburg, Fla., and had been in the water for eight days. Perdomo's ship, the 142-foot, 388-ton Cuban motor vessel Tropical capsized and sank at 11:30 p.m. June 21, in the Yucatan Channel off the western end of Cuba. He is thus far the sole survivor. Ten other men are missing.) (The Mobilgas radioed the U.S. Coast Guard, which sent a 52-foot cutter out to pick up Perdomo. Ho was brought to Key West, arriving at 2:05 a.m. today. The survivor was treated for exposure and starvation at Key West Naval Base Hospital. He will be flown" today to his family in Havana.) Late at night in'heavy seas the Tropical capsized. All was confusion. I jumped into ttie water and grabbed onto an empty oil drum. I heard others swimming Three Major Networks To Face Inquiry Senate Commerce Committee Charges Networks with Monopolistic Practices WASHINGTON (UP)—A Senate Commerce Committee report has recommended a sweeping congressional investigation into alleged monopolistic practices by the three major radio-television networks. The report charged the television executives of the three networks — NBC, CBS, ABC — "in e/fect determine what the entire nation watches" on television. A House antitrust subcommittee June 9 also called for a broad government investigation of the radio - TV industry for practices which it said threatened the public's right to monopoly - free airwaves. The Senate committee issued a staff report Sunday night calling for examination and "possible revision" of contract relations between the TV networks and their advertisers and affiliated stations. The report also said 'Congress 'should consider seriously the jroblem of multiple ownership o£ television stations by ehvorks and the concentration of key city outlets in the hands of these same networks." In New York, spokesmen for U1UI11. 4 *1-~M1 u l/Llll^LO BVT II1II1I1II£ \Tnf1 1 n n n •! It- about trying to get to a small life, NB p and ABC sald ihe y would —'•" no comment on the report they had had further time to study it. CBS said it "welcomes" the recommendation for further study o£ the issues and will continue to cooperate with the committee "in an effort to arrive at what is best in the public interest." boat. Many of them reached it. couldn't swim that far, I was too! frightened. We were separated and I don't know what happened to them. I had no food or water and I don't think they had either. The sea was very rough for several days, i don't know how I was able to hold onto the drum. When the sea calmed, sharks came around but I wasn't very worried about them. I tired. I drank sparingly of sea water when I wasn't able to stand my thirst. It made me sick at the etomach. I prayed (he is Roman Catholic) and thought of my wife and four children at home in Havana. The Lord must have helped me. I gave up hope of rescue couple days ago — but something made me hold onto the drum. I College Graduates was too Offered More Jobs At Higher Salaries couldn't believe picked me up. it when they Control Garden Weeds By Keeping Ahead MADISON, Win.—The only way to control weeds in small gardens is to keep ahead of Ihem, according to a University of Wisconsin vegetables .specialist. The average home garden Is made up of small single row plantings of a dozen or more different crops planted al various times said John Shocnemann. Chemical weed control would require no less than six to eight different chemicals, some to be applied before and other after crop emerged emergence. He said one chemical could drlfl and Injure surrounding »ueh a small area. vegetable.'! in The solution is to prepare *oil before planting cultivating between rows immediately after planting, »nd a constant vigil against 'weeds at lea.it once a week. Read the Classified Ads BLOOMINGTON < UP)— College graduates have more job opportunities this year and starting sal- arias arc higher. J. Douglas Snider, director of the bureau of personnel relations and placement at Indiana University business school, said 232 business firms came to the campus looking for business graduates to fill 1,038 jobs. He said another 1,635 jobs were offered by Chemical Experiment Keeps Weeds Out Of White County Corn Field This corn stand, shown by John Ronclruck, 15, Is clear of weeds and grasses, as a result ol a new chemical spray used by John's father, J. Herbert, who farms Brookston — Despite the almost incessant spring rains, a Brookston farmer his succeeded in squelching weeds and grasses on 31 acres of corn. Even at this early corn stage, Jr. Herbert Roadruck, who'farms IVi mile southwest of here, says he can tell that a chemical spray has made quite a difference. . He planted 49 acres without the spray. On these 49, the weeds and grasses have sprouted with the corn. On the 31 acres, there is a noticeable absence of weeds and grasses. The chemical spray spreads a thin, invisible layer over - the ground that cannoll be penetrated by the noxious weed-grasses. They start up all right, but when they hit the chemical wall they just miles southwest of Brookston. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) turn and go back. The sharper, crispcr corn punches right.through. Roadruck appeared quite enthusiastic about the new spray, and he is certainly no novice at the art of obtaining high corn yields. ing one simultaneous operalion by fixing the sprayer on behind the planter. He said this year he wasn't as careful as he should have been. : There was a tail wind that caused -, „„-. t. n ™ i. u i i tne chemical capor to blow back In 1956, he grew 203 bushels an ammd hi and u madc hlm acre on an extension test plot. In | s ji« n y y ^ y a state extension program in 1953,. he was state champion, with 198.51 bushels an acre. Ho was also top' grower in 1U51 with 199.4 bushels and in 1950 with 1119.1 bushels an acre. After he planted his corn this spring, Roadruck attached a sprayer tank to his tractor and sprayed his 31 acres of corn, nine rows at a time. He said next year that he will make the planting and the spray- 4-H News The Peppy Peppers 4-H club mel Friday evening at the Adamsboro Community building wilh Bonnie Kitchcl and Barbara Frick loading the opening pledges. Roll call was answered wilh each member telling how many meetings she has atlcnded. The secretary, Ireasurcr and health and safely reports were read. Record books firms which did not interview on-were checked and signed by the the campus. i leaders. Snider said this represented a! Important dates were announced. 20 per cent increase over last Demonstrations were given by Car- year. The average starting salary ol Cunningham on cherry pie and was $408 compared.to $308 in 1950. Penny Kitchel on butter cakn. Re- Master of business administration Ifreshments were served by Rose- degrees were worth a $475 starting jmnry Felker. salary. Women didn't do as well as the men, but they also showed an increase. This year it was $308 a month, last year $275. 586 Instruments Recorded in June There were 5M) instruments filed in the Cum county recorder's office during the month of Juno, according to the rcporl of Recorder Stewart Gordon. They Included 91 deeds, one transcript, 71 mortgages, three mechanics' liens, 130 chattel- mortgages, 75 releases, one power of attorney, one article of incorporation, 150 marginal releases and 5' miscellaneous. BARGAINS USED RECONDITIONED HOOVER WITH ALL ATTACHMENTS Sensational low Price of R.foncttllon«d and Ouarar»t«»d by Electro* Hygiene with Glectro- Hyglane Parti USED, RECONDITIONED WJTH ATTACHMENTS ELECTROLUX FREE HOME DeMONSTRATION PHONE 6313 1-Year Service Guarantee On Both Cleaners FULL PRICf $10 .95 ELECTRO HYGIENE Salei Corp. loyantport The next meeting will he held nl Spencer park July 11 at 1:30 p.m. O'NEAL IIUNS AGAIN INDJANAPOLJS (UP) — Marlon County ShcriDf Robert O'Neal announced to his staff today that he will be a candidate for renomlna- The chemical product he used was named Randox, He mixed one- third of a gallon of it with six gallons of water for each acre, to eliminate grasses. To this -mixture, for each acre, he added one quart of a product called"2-4-D" which was to kill the weeds. The sprayer lank hokls 200 gallons. One look at Roadruck's clean corn indicates that the 203 bushels of last year is not unreachable nor impassable. Co-Existence Advocated By Marshal Tito Yugoslav Dictator Declares Communism and Capitalism Can Live Side By Side NEW YORK (UP) - Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia told a U.S. audience Sunday that active -coexistence is the best solution to world peace. "I .think the best solution is co-, existence. Not a passive coex-', Lstence but one in which we should I strive to solve peacefully by way! of negotiations, and agreement all problems which could arise," Tito said. The 65-year-old Yugoslav president who broke with the Kremlin in 1948 to establish his own brand of nationalist communism, expressed his views in a filmed interview conducted by commentator Edward R. Murrow. The interview was broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting System on "See It Now." Tito said he believed the world's leaders have concluded that international problems can be settled •by negotiation. "If. all those responsibie' for international affairs agree to the practice of solving international problems peacefully by negotiations and agreement, then there is no reason for an armaments race," he said. During the hour-long interview, Tito widened his breach with the Kremlin by disagreeing with an opinion'expressed by Soviet boss Nlkil-a S. Khrushchev .5 e v'e r a 1 weeks ago during a filmed interview telecast by CBS. Khrushchev had predicted that America would turn Communist in two genera-lions. Tito, asked for his opinion,, smiled and said he didn't quite see it that way. "I wouldn't say so categorically that your grandsons would live in -socialism because it is up to the American people to decide what sy.ftcm of society it will develop and what system it would prefer," he said. Monday Evening, July 1,'1957. New York Governor Has Some Name Trouble SYRACUSE, N. Y. — Governor Harriman was christened William Averell, Harriman. When he went into government service he dropped the William and became W. Averell Harriman. After .becoming governor, he dropped the initial and became Averell Harriman. On a recent visit, firemen and policemen presented the governor a pen and pencil set in appreciation for his approval of a bill reducing their working hours. The pen was inscribed, "Averell. W. Harriman." son had been "enticed" from hi-s 'home and the Roman Catholic religion by Werner's wealth. Alienation Suit Of Parents Fails To Halt Marriage MILWAUKEE (UP) — A young Milwaukee heiress and her Pennsylvania bridegroom honeymooned today at a secret location, disregarding his parents' $500,000 alienation suit. Mary Lucille Werner an-d Lcland Cummings Jr., both 21, were married Saturday, despite the efforts of Cummings' parents to halt Uiei NL ' w York romance. I Seed analysts at the .siale afiri- About 185 guests attended-cere-' oultural experiment station here Seed Oats Tested by Ulrra-Violer Light GENEVA, N. Y. Ultra-violet light, or "black light" a.s it is sometimes called, is being put to use to direct mixtures of varieties In the IcMing of seed oats used on Colonel Nickerson To Continue Fight For Army Missiles HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (UP) - Col. John C. Nickerson, stripped of his top - secret security clearance, vowed today lie will continue his tight for Army missiles through "official" channels and some day regain his status as- a rocket expert. Nickerson, convicted of leak-ing top secret missile data, drew a year's suspension of rank, a $1,500 fine and a stern reprimand in addition to losing (he right to work on Army top secret developments. However, the square - jawed colonel said he will work to regain top secret clearance so ho again can work with Army missiles. "I'll got it back," he snid. Although it was not generally known during the trial, the Army had rescinded Nickcrson's top- secret clearance last .Ian. 1 at the start of an investigation of leaks in classified missile information. While Nickerson pleaded guilty to 1 charges of revealing certain classified information in loiters protesting assignment of intermediate missiles to the Air, Force, the court-martial punishment was considered "just for the record." He could have received 30 years at hard labor and dismissal from the service. The rocket expert said he expects lo be sent overseas soon. New Fall Apple Is Developed in N. Y. GENEVA, N. Y. A fall applo that ripens about two weeks ahead of the popular Mclntosh, filling the gap between that variety and Early Mclntosh, has been introduced by the New York Stale experiment station here. The new apple has been named "Barry" in honor of Patrick Barry and his son. William, of the once- famous Elwanger and Barry Nursery at Rochester, N. Y. It was developed from a cross made in 1923 between Melnlosh and Cox Orange, an old European variety of very high quality but little known in (he United Stales. The Barry is raled high as a dessert apple. It is especially recommended as a home garden variety. Grover Cleveland's R.R. Car Up for Sale M1DDLETOWN, N. Y. A gliinpso into the golden d.iys of American .railroading goes on (he auction j block in New York City June 25. Its the private car of the la!i> chief executive of the United Slates, President Grover Cleveland. The car, part of the defunct, New York, Ontario and Western Railroad, was used by Cleveland on his honeymoon iou-r of New York slale in IBM. Read the Classified Ads BODY FOUND IN LAKE MICHIGAN CITY (UP) _ The body of a man identified from papers'as William Bock, flu, Michigan City, was found floating in Lake Michigan here Friday. La- I Porte County Coroner Sterling Peak said the body was in the water, about seven (lays. Cause oC death was not determined. monies in SI. Matthew's Lutheran Church here to sue the bride's parents give the union tneir blessing. Cummings' parents, who are Roman Catholics, did not atlencl. Lcland Cummings Sr., Wyncote, Pa., has filed a halt-mllllon-cJollar suit agai-nst the brldc'.i father, Arnold J. Werner, president nl the Wagner Iron charged that yttuni4 CumminK/i by paying tuition and other expensos at Harvard, ferrying him lo Milwaukee In a private plane, and promising Works here. He Werner alienated lion at the Democratic primary in i him a $25,BOO-a-yenr job. 1058. ' I Cum-mtngs' parents said have discovered that some oat varieties glow wilh a light blue color iimler ultra-violet lltfhl, while others give off a. bron'/.o glow. This phenomenon mokes it possible to detect mixtures of varieties which may be offered for sale for seeding purposes. their For All Occasions GREETING CARDS "that any what yon want lo say' HIATT'S NEXT TO LOGAN THEATRE GUIDES THE SAFARI.,. . . . to the Africana Collection. Dramatic African colors in a tribal, print come alive in the "Zambezi" Sheath, whose inspiration is Nigerian mosaics. 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