Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 1, 1957 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, July 1, 1957
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Monday Evening, July 1, 1957. Murders Wife On Auto Ride; Wounds Two Chicagoan Kills Himself After Slaying Mate and Shooting Baby Daughtei And Brother-in-law CHICAGO (UP) — A berserk father killed his wife and wounded his baby daughter while driving along a crowded expressway, then critically wounded his brother-in- law and killed himself. Police said Travers Franklin, 25, began his shooting spree Sunday after dumping ' his estranged wife, Eleanor, 21, and his daughter, Lottie Mae, 7 months, from his car Congress Street on the busy Expressway. Franklin shot his wife twice and wounded his baby daughter in the head. Authorities said the child was in fair condition at County Hospital. The young tannery worker then drove to the home of his wife's sister, Mrs. Jerry Williams, 24. Mrs. Williams' husband, Otha, 29, opened the door and Franklin shot him in the face. When Franklin aimed the gun at Mrs. Williams, she jumped from a second story window, and landed on the roof ot a shed. She v,- .s treated at Illinois Research Hospital. Williams was in critical condition at County Hospital. Franklin then drove home and fired a fatal bullet into his head as police closed in on his apartment. Police said • Mrs. Franklin had been living with her mother, but had consented to take a Sunday afternoon ride with her husband. Fear Holiday Toll of 535 CHICAGO (-PP) — The National Safety Council today warned the "cold figures" indicate that. 535 persons will be killed during the long Fourth of July holiday -weekend. However, the council said at aast 70 lives can be saved if notorists drive as sensible during he Independence Day period as they did during the Memorial Day 'loliday. Ned'H. Dearborn, council president, said if drivers can repeat their safe driving record over the Fourth, "the holiday traffic deaths can be held to 465 or fewer." "But," Dearborn added, "the, cold figures indicate that Unless! extra care is. used to meet the! extra holiday hazards, the holiday! traffic jam will bring death to 5S5 persons in the 102-hour period from 6 p.m. Wednesday 'h> midnight Sunday." Dearborn recalled that the combined efforts of drivers and law enforcement agencies held the Three Pennsy Veterans Make Final Run Memorial Day holiday toll to figure comparable to that of non-holiday period. He said a similar effort for the Fourth of July wouW cut the toll to 465, the estimated number of traffic deaths for a non - holiday four-day period at this time of year. Raps Government Tinkering" With Fortune of $49,000 Discovered by Woman In Old Light Fixture BERKELEY, Calif. (UP)-Mra. Ernest Gray told today how she dusted an old light fixture and— almost like Aladdin and his lamp— turned up a treasure. The hoard consisted of $44,000 In cash and about $5,000 in diamonds. The money and jewels apparently had been hidden in the light fixture by the former owner of the Gnays' house, Mrs. Frances Mathews. Mrs. Mathows was a sweet little old lady who had a shoplifting record stretching back to the 1620s. Her latest arrest was in 1953, when a judge fined her $100 for trying to slip out ot a super- market'with a pound of butter. She died in April, 195C, at the age of 78. Some $20,000 in cash was found in her home before the Grays bought it. Mrs. Gray found the latest hoard early last week while dusting the fixture. "Suppose SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UP) — A quarter - century of the federal government's tinkering with farm controls has resulted in a 23 per cent decline in farm income, the president of the American Farm Bureau has charged. Charles E. Shuman, in a radio address Sunday, called for a return to free markets by "moving away Jrom continued dependence upon an all-powerful federal government for determination of price and production patterns in agriculture." Shuman sakl it is not true that the government's program of storing farm surpluses is a "good thing." He said the surpluses are a "millstone around the nock of agriculture and depress prices." Farmers, he said, have learned three lessons from government i price controls. The first is that jfairm prices "are not made Washington . . . but where the consumer accepts or rejects our product." Secondly, "You cannot control production of agricultural .commodities by law."' Thirdly, products can be priced "out of the market." j I .look up here and find a' lot of money?" Mrs. Gray gaily asked her husband. Gray car while officers were confiscat- laughed and- handed her a dust C Mrs.'Gray reached up to brush Kng the contraband cx-plosivca, mway some cobwebs and in doing so found a brown paper package, a faded coin purse and an old brown sock. The money will eventually go to Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc., a non-profit organization and the sole beneficiary of Mrs. Ma-thews' estate. Volunteer Drivers Help Cerebral Palsy Victims nOOHESTOR, N. Y. Thanks to professional drivers, who pitch in to drive extra miles when thc'ir •week's work' is done, some 25 cerobral palsy victims here lead * happier life. When Mrs. Joseph IMwiler sought needed transportation to get the children and young adults to thrce-times-wcekly clubhouse meetings and afternoons of fun, she took her problem to the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association. She also appealed to Teamsters Joint Council 17, which found volunteers in the Bakery Drivers Union, Ihe Taxicab Drivers Union and in truck drivers' ranks. The volunteers, who also include car salesman and bus drivers, unanimously are happy that on their days off they can help those loss fortunate than themselves. "Those kids," said volunteer Elmer Travis, "are the greatest proscription for chasing away the blues. Anyone who thinks he has troubles should just look nt them. And yet they're cheerful -and happy. For people like them. I'll take a 'busman's holiday' any time." Mayflower II Given Welcome by New York NEW YOBK (UP) — The Mayflower II gets Now York City's traditional harbor welcome today. Jit will sail up the harbor under full canvas—if tide and winds are right. The 90 - foot ship, which sailed the Atlantic under Us own power, arrived in Long Island Sound Sim- dny at the end of a hawser from a commercial tug, Capt. Alan Villiors and his crew •will bo honored by a ticker-tape parade up lower Broadway Tuesday. BUGGY MAKER DIES LAWRI3NOEBURG (UP)—E.S. Knapp, 72, co-owner of a concern hero which still makes horse- draw buBgios, died Sunday of a heart seizure while driving his automobile. Knapp's Standard Vehicle Co. made buggies for Hollywood movlei and the M-ackinac Mi-oil., rwort *r««. CONTRABAND FIREWORKS MOUNT • VERNON (UP)—Two teen-agers were arrested for shooting fireworks in violation of an Indiana state law. One oC thorn, Henry T. M-cCarly, 10, was found hiding under a bed in his home after he escaped from a police Retiring passcngei; conducted W. 1, Clarcy, leit, Is shown congratulating Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Kistler, following the completion of engineer Kistler's last.run prior to entering retirement. In t|ic background is "Old 91," the train Kistler piloted on bis final trip. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) A total of 141 years' service was represented when three Pennsylvania Railroad employees of the Indianapolis Division made their j final runs before entering retirement, it was announced by Victor E. Tangiiy, local Pennsylvania assistant chief clerk. The retiring employees are M. M. Brown, of 125 West Ottawa street; L. M. Kistler, of Lake Cicott; and W. T. Clarey, - of 229 Eel River avenue. Brown entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad on May 18, 1010, as a fireman on the former Louisville Division. He was trans- Pcnnsylvnnla passenger engineer M. M. Brown is shown being greeted by his wife, as lie arrives home following his last run before retiring. (Phnros-Tril)unc Photo-Engraving.) Kistler began service with the, railroad as a fireman on December 12, 1B12, and was advanced to engineer on December 31, 1917. Since that time- lie has been serving on the Logansport-to-Louisville un. Clarey began his carerr in railroading as a messenger boy on the old Vandalia line in 1907. Next, he became a clerk on the Logansport Greek Immigrant in Army, Likes U. S. FORT CARSON, Colo.—A Greek immigrant recently drafted into the U. S. Army has nothing but praise for his adopted country. The immigrant, George Karavolos, stationed at Fort Carson, already had chalked up two years of service in the Merchant Marine when he was drafted. He has been in this country since 1952. W'hile in the Merchant Marine Karavoios had an opportunity to visit his swccthsart in Greece. He married her and 'brought hor back :o Decalur, 111. As a small boy in Greece, Kara- voios,'now the father of two children, fled from the Nazis in a rowboat with his parents. After the war he finished high school in his homeland before immigrating to America. "I'd never realized that there could be a country in the world as fine as the United States," Kara- voios said at Camp Carson. "We had always heard so much about it in Greece, but it is even much more wonderful than I'd thought it coukl be." Read the Classified Ads GUISTIOttt I. eoW, ,.wwid»rM tor woo/W Jurt (will lh« dial and you hav« Ih* r waih watir for blank*!!. . .ovwr catrifntrt iwcattnl 2. 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TODD'S "THE STTOfti THAT SERVIOE DUItT" 337 to* Marti* Phon* 3300 During that year, Clarey was the first man from the Vandalia line to volunteer for service in World War I. Following service, he has served as a passenger conductor on the Logansport-Louisville run. "I've seen a -lot of changes in my time, he told reporters, as he predicted continuing transportation progress, "and you're going to see a lot more." Ten Persons Included In Traffic Toll Valparaiso CKild Killed By C h 11 r c h Bus; Loogootee Man Dies in Headon Crash By UNITED PRESS Indiana's traffic death toll shot up into double figures for Bhe second straight weekend. At least 10 persons were killed during . the weekend in Hoosier- land, two in Sunday accidents. The latest victim was Thomas Jones, 2, Valparaiso, who was struck by a church bus. Authorities said he ran in front of a bus driven by Emerald George, Valparaiso, on Ind. 330 just,west of the Valparaiso city limits. Paul E. Nolan, 26, Loogoolee, was killed' Sunday in a head-on auto collision north of Haysville. State Police said Nolan was driving on the wrong side of the road when his car collided with an -auto driven by Paul Hall, 34, Monticeilo. James McOallister, 23, Acton, died Sunday in an Indianapolis Indiana Receives $6 From U. S. Government For Seaman's Benefit INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Indiana received $5 from the federal government over a 23-year period for "reconversion unemployment benefits for seamen." This was revealed in a report issued by Sen. Harry F. Byrd's Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-essential Federal Expenditures. The report also said the government also provided grants-in-aid Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribunt El»v*« • gers in a car which went out of control and struck a bridge abutment on Ind, 43 near Lafayette. The driver was Richard Guhse, 20, South Bend. The stallings girl was injured fatally when struck by a car on Ind. 66 east of Rockport. A nine-month-old baby—Pamela Ray Brown, Kalamazoo, Mich.— was killed Friday night in an accident involving two cars and semi-trailer two miles north Peru. Her mother, and payments totaling $1,727,329,966 to states and individuals during that period. The seaman's benefit total was the smallest item listed among 13S categories of federal aid to Indiana from 1934 through 1956. The government sent more than/ 530 million dollars to Indiana during depression and postwar years 1934 : 41 and distributed another 236 million dollars in the emergency war period 1942-46, the report showed. The largest 'one-year amount received by Indiana since 1946 was the 112-million-dollar sum in 1948 and the smallest grant was 37 million dollars in 1947. Both those years were in the Harry Truman administration. The biggest year since President Eisenhower took office in 1953 was 1956 whan 88 million dollars was distributed. That was the greatest sum sent to Hoosierland since 1950. total of 312 million dollars veterans readjustment Jackie ! benefits and vocational rehabilita- Brown, 14, died Saturday from in- lion between 1948 and 1956 was by juries sustained in the accident, far the biggest expenditure cred- Five other persons were injured, ferred to the Logansport Division,'hospital from injuries sustained in in 1918, and on September 18 ofl a wre( * Saturday night. McCal- that year was advanced to engi-1 :ister was a passenger in a car iccr. For several years he has been serving as a passenger tfngi- driven by William Arthur, 32, Indianapolis. State Police said neer on the Logansport-Louisvill'e Arthur's car ran oft a road and regular run. ' - tln ' necl •BIGGEST' 1 SALE! i Five others were killed Saturday. The victims were Russell Manns, 20, Silver Lake; Gary Wayne Williams, 18, Vincennes; Don-aid-Brewer, 18, Glencoe, III., | and John Seals, 11!, Los Angeles—i both Purdue students; and Karen Sellings 11, Rock-port. Manns was killed when his car ran otf Ind. 15 and plunged into Bull Lake north, of Wabash. Williams was involved in a two-car I I I Division, and went into train ser-|crash on U.S. 41 near Oaktown. vice as a freight conductor in 1917.' Browor and Bcais were passon- I NOW IN FULL SWING! ENTIRE STOCK SLACKS 20 Buy Now For The 4th of July Holiday! % OFF I I I I What fun for your Fourth of July holiday... and for every summer occasion that calls for action or just relaxin'. Here's sportwear loaded with fashion, and sure to set off a string of compliments when you wear it. You'll find swim suits, shirts and jackets... shorts ... skirts ... and slacks... playsuits.. ..blouses, too... in your favorite chinos and 1 carefree cottons of all kinds. 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