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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 4, 1957
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Wednesday Evening, December 4, 1957, 13 REAL ESTATE TO BUY/ OR SELL, PLEASE TELL DaleW.McNutt YOUR REALTOR Ph. 2928 . SMALL four bedroom home close in with two bedrooms and bath down, modern kitchen, space heater, washer & diyer, refrigerator included, $7000, Merrill Wilson, Realtor, Phone 3798. ON contract, 6-room modern, east, immediate possession. Write Box A-82, this newspaper. We Have A Big Demand For Farms and Suburban Properties To Sell Please Call Otto HUbert REALTOR Ph. 2684 Commandery Heads Named Dr. Owen L. Shanteau will be installed as eminent commander of the local St. John Commandery No. 24, Knights Templar, at an installation ceremony in the Masonic Temple on Monday, Dec. 23. He will succeed George H. Tidrick, retiring commander. Others elected at the annual Knights Templar election of offi- cers'this week,are: Earl G. Miller, generalissimo'; A. L. Boatman, captain general; Ralph W. Searight, prelate; Fred D. Carson, treasurer; Ira Cree, recorder; Earl L. Burch, senior warden; and Hobert L. Siferd, junior warden. Searight, Carson and Cree have served in their respective offices for a number of years. The new commander of :;he Knights Templar also is worshipful master of Tipton lodge No 33 F. and A. M. Rebels Call HEALTH OFFICER Official to Oust Hoffa Mrs. Wertzberger, Rochester, Succumbs ROCHESTER — Mrs. 'Nellie M. Wertzberger of Rochester died at 2 a.m. Wednesday in the Miller Nursing Home here where she r.ad been in ill health for the past .six weeks. She was 77 years old. Mrs. Wertzberger, daughter of William and Leah Ri-sher Ream, was born in Rochester on Aug. 3, 18S9. She was married in 1905 to AFL-CIO To Ban Union Of Teamsters Executive Council To Follow Advice Of George Meany ATLANTIC CITY,.N.J. (UP)— The AFL - CIO Executive Council was ready today to recommend ex- >u.lsion of the 1,500,000-member Teamsters Union from the federation. The 29-man steering group was certain to follow President George Meany's'advice to grease the skids 'or ouster of the giant truck union at the AFL-CIO convention open- ng Thursday. Teamsters officials Jed by Vice : President Einar Q Mofan planned . the election of Hoffa and a slate to appear before the convention's !rf othcir officers sympathetic . to Appeals Committee to argue : for him _ T| have intro / uced testi . if ting the suspension imposed by . f| . om members oE two Team . * "" " WASHINGTON (UP)—Attorneys for 13 "rebel" Teamsters today called 'on an official of the 1957 union convention for testimony in their court battle.to unseat President-elect James R. Hoffa. Joseph Konowe, a Teamster international representative from New York, was secretary of the credentials committee at this year's convention Sept. 30-Oct. 5 at Miami Beach, Fla. Konowe was called to the stand to identify the credentials committee's records, subpanaed by the protesting rank-and-lile group, and to explain the committee's findings on challenged delegates. The rank-and-filers claim the assure the council which blocks the seat-, ster j oca i s tj| at chance to elect in addition to the Teamsters, the | CDnve ^ ch(>se Delegatcs . . to the council planned to act on recommendations regarding expulsion of the Bakery Workers, the Laundry Workers and perhaps the Distillery Workers Unions. •If the convention decides to follow the council's expected wishes, the federation would lose about 1,700,000 members and nearly 1- million dollars in dues. ^. en Jj' s " Wertzber eer who died in I It would - be the lar t d 1924. She was a member of ':he|f rom a • - - - b. Lots LOT FOR SALE 57x165 feet, located in the east- end. Se e Harold W. Hopper, 2229 Usher Street. Phone 50748. Rochester Christian Church, Survivors include two sons, Howard of Rochester and William of Fort Worth, and two .grandsons, James of Elkhart and Dennis of Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. C. A. Underwood will officiate. Bu::ial will be in Oddfellows cemetery. Friends may call after 1 noon Thursday at the funeral home. central labor body since the Cl'O was formed by unions bolting the AFL in 1935. Chairman Alex Rose of the Appeals Committee called the Teamsters to lead the parade of scandal pocked unions seeking to avoid ouster. Airmen Give $587.45 to United'Fund A check for $587.45 was presented to the Cass county United Fund Tuesday at Bunker Hill Air Force Base. The amount was contributed to the 1957 campaign by airmen stationed at the base. Dale McNutt, general campaign chairman, and Robert Hammontree. United Fund president, went to the base Tuesday to receive «fhe check from Col. Henry J. Chisholm, base commander. The airmen at the base contributed to drives i.n Miami, Howard and Cass counties, with each individual stafing which county his donation was to be given to. McNutt said the campaign still is about $15,000 short of the goal of $107,350. Civil Defense Police In First Aid Course Fifteen Civil Defense policemen who successfully completed the Hed Cross beginning first aid course will begin the 15-hour advanced course, taught by Mrs. Art Roach, Wednesday night. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ami again next Wednesday in the Red Cross office in the city building, with completion of the_ course scheduled in January. The group includes Edward Du- Schene, Anna Marie Conroy, Gilbert Brown, Charles App'ollonio, Raymond Spencer" Milton Stuart, William Fye, Velda Mayhugh, Cliff Hart, Lawrence Read, Howard Grantham, Raymond Alderson, Tony Pasquale, Fred Moore and Harold McElhcny. DIES OF INJURIES RUSHVILLE (UP) — Edward Davidson, 72, Bsllevue, Mich., died In Memorial Hospital here Tuesday of traffic injuries sustained Monday in a three-vehicle accident north of here. State police said Davidson attempted to cut back too quickly after passing a truck and hit the truck and an oncoming car. FURNITURE LOANS LINCOLN FINANCE COMPANY Marie Srm.h, Mgr. Phmw 3295 MONEY ON YOUR SIGNATURE OK OTHfi* SECURITY $25 no $500 CASH LOANS UP TO $500 FOR THOSE HOLIDAY EXPENSES AND PURCHASES Phone, Wrife or Calf TOWN FINANCE COMPANY Across From Th« City Building 606 Eciit Broadway Loganspor^ Ind. Phont 2-2-5-2 Rites for Mrs. Welsch Set Thursday at Peru PERU — Final'services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Drake- Flowers Funeral Home for Mrs. Goldie Welsch, 72, who died Tuesday afternoon at her'home; 16U4 N. Broadway after a heart attack. Burial will be in Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today. The deceased woman was born on June 6, 1885, at Perrysburg. Her parents were George and Ada Skinner Bryant. She was rnarriet in 1927 to George Welsch, who survives. Other survivors include a daugh- :er, Mrs. George Anderson; Prentice, Wise; three.grandchildren including Mrs. Herbert Rice and Mrs. Phillip Nolle of Logansport; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Louie Hurd of Xish- awaka, and Mrs. Laura Edwards, Macy. Three brothers and a sister are dead. Mrs, Welsch was a member of the Spiritualist church, the Women's Benefit Association, the Protective Home Circle and the Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Rites at Rochester For Henry N.Wilson, Former Cass Native ROCHESTER — Funeral s-_. vices will be held at the Foster and Good Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday for Henry N, Wilson, former Cass county native who died today at a nursing home in Buchanan, 'Mich. He was 98 vears old. . . .-.- ". The rebel group's claim that more than half of the 1,750 convention delegates were illegally seated is one of the main points of their argument in U.S. District Court that the 1957 election should be thrown out and a new slate of officers chosen under court supervision. Brownie Moore, a member of Dr. Charles A. Ballard, above, who has served as county health officer for the past four years, will begin a new four-year term in that office January 1 as the result of his re-appointment by the county commissioners. Gain $3,549 In Seal Sale Contributions to the 1957 Christ- Teamster Local 327 at Nashville, mas Sea i campaign totaled $3,549- Tenn., testified Tuesday the first: . 85 Wednesday morning, according word given his local Oxwt conven-1 to Mrs . Eileen Hust executive, turn delegates was announcement sec . retary of the County Tubercu o£ then- names at th local s Sept- ,, osis . Associatiol - . j 16 of 4-H Clubs Visit Stock Show Sixteen outstanding 4-H club members left Logansport early Wednesday morning for a two-day trip to .Chicago, where they will visit the international live stock .show. The trip is sponsored annually by the Farmers and Merchants Bank for county 4-H members selected by officials of the County Extension office. The group left by chartered bus at 5 a. m. and will return to Logansport Thursday night. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Foust and Mr, and Mrs. Gus Thias. Those making the trip are: Bob Jackson, Jackston township; Judy Lind, Boone township; Marian Benner, Clinton township; Ellen Wilson, Deer Creek township;' Catherine Barrett; Harrison township; Jon Berry, Jefferson township; Janet Klepfer, Jackson township; Sally Dopoy, Jefferson township; Ellen Ramer, Washington township; Dana Tritt and Ronnie Winings, Tipton township; Jim Thomson, Bethlehem township; George Sailors, Clinton township; Mark. Miller, Washington township; Dean Nelson, Deer Creek township and Dale Bridge, Harrison township. ember meeting. He to'ld Teamster attorney Edward Bennett Williams he knew nothing of an action ta- spring to ^JM^^^^aSiM^" b ° ard W C *° OSe be called upon to decide the Teamsters' case on Friday. Beck-Jloffa Trials On Most of the Teamsters' Executive Board—except for President Dave Beck and President-elect James R. Hoffa—were here for the sessions. Beck and Hoffa, principal targets of AFL - CIO corruption charges on misuse of union funds, were tied up at criminal trials in Seattle and New York, respectively. Beck is being tried on charges that he pocketed nearly $2,000 from sale of a union car while Hoffa is accused of tapping phones of his union officials. delegates. Monday Teamster Frederick W. Denner of Local 961 in Denver, Colo., testified he knew his union's two convention delegates "were not elected" by the membership. He said the union was run by a "dictator" and spoke of "skullduggery" in its operation. Moore and Charles V/. Stewart Jr., another Nashville teamster, Mrs, Huston said donations were coming in at about the same pace as last year. Since the last report was issued on Saturday, S477 has been received. The goal this year is $6,500. Devine Soys Kerns Won't Be Reinstated PERU—Mayor John Devine Monday night rejected a request by officials of the Peru light plant Municipal Employes Union that both testified Tuesday ihat interna- Ralph Kerns be reinstated as head tional representative Frank Mur- of the city utilities. tha told the union in 14)56 that only 11 of !l,300 members were eligible io become officers. No Chance lo Debate Moore testified the local's officers and business agents—some Teamster Vice President Thorn- j <* , whom he _f a ^ ha( \ P olice as L. Hickey of New York said that he was positive that the giant union would be shown the door. "I' don't see how we can avoid it," Hickey said. Rev. Welkins of the Seventh Day Adventist church will officiate. Burial will be in Indian Creek cemetery near Lucerne. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Wilson was born on June 20, 1839 in Cass county. His parents were James and Catherine Shafer Wilson. He was married to ?ilaria E. House on June 3, 1882. HEI was a farmer. Survivors include one son, Harry L. Wilson, ' Niles, Mich.; one sister Sarah Luey of Lucerne; and two grandparents; four brothers and two sisters are dead. Mail Begins To Increase Although an increase in the amount of mail has been noted at the local post office during the past few days, the real Christmas rush is not expected to begin until next week, Postmaster Sylvester Kelly said Wednesday. Three additional trucks will be pressed into service as soon as the Christmas mail begins to pour into the post office. Two of these ,are being obtained from the National Guard and one from the Conservation service, the postmaster said. The number of additional em- ployes to be used during the Christmas rush will depend entirely upon the amount of mail, he indicated. Kelly again urged that all out-of-town Christmas packages and cards be mailed, by December 10. Mary Jo Valpert Wins Peru Speaking Contest PERU—Mary Jo Volptrt, Peru high school student, won the elimination round of the annual Rotary speech contest Monday night. Runner-up was Don Mahley. For third place, Julianna Stephenson and. Linda GEfmbee tied, and David Sutton was fifth. The first four placers aro now eligible to compete later for representing the Rotary Club in the state contest at the club's meeting on Dec. io. 3 Ag Students Win Trip to Convention Three agriculture students from Washington township school have been awarded a trip to the National Junior Vegetable Growers' Convention at Springfield, 111. Dec 8-13. They are Jim Sharp, Gary Walker and Greg Stewart. They will be accompanied by Fred Bowyer, agriculture teacher at the school. The group will leave by bus'Sun- day afternoon . from Purdue University with another group 'from Converse high school. PLAN YULE PARTY Plans for a Christmas party will be discussed by the committee of cub scout pack No. 322 at a meeting Wednesday at 7:3(1 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beall, 535 Burlington avenue,, Stopping to Avoid Hitting Dog Causes Four Vehicle Pile-Up PERU — A motorist braked to avoid hitting a dog and four vehicles were piled up at the south edge-of ttie city limits here Tuesday on .US Highway 31. None was hurt seriously. State Trooper Ward Gillan arrested Leonard Albert Cousino, 24, of Bunker Hill Base for stopping on the traveling part of the road Into' his car smashed a semi- trailer driven by Herschel Williams, 30, of Indianapolis. Then a station wagon driven by Omer Oliver Enyeart, 60, of Onward crashed into the trailer, and an auto carrier driven by Fred Miller Gore, 31, tf Massachusetts, hit Enyeart's vehicle. Damage to the Enyeart vehicle was estimated at $1,000; to Gore's auto carrier at $400; to Cousino's car at $150; and minor damage to McWilliams' truck. Devine told the union men that Kearns had resigned and that he had no other choice other than to hire another man. HEADS ENGINEERS instructing the convention delegates to vote tor HoEfu at the "noisy" September mooting. .No.opportunity was given to debate the matter, Moore said, and he was one of only five men who opposed Ihe motion. Mo-are said he voted in favor of a motion at the November local meeting to support Hoffa and the other new officers for fear he would get "holy hell knocked out of me." Stewart testified that Local 327 President Don Vestal twice asked him l/o beat up other men. The: Senate Rackets Committee is due: to open hearings into Teamster activities in Tennessee and other southern states Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS (UP,—J.I. Perrey, chief engineer of the Indiana. sources Commission, was jlectect president of the Indiana Section of: :he American Society of Civil Engineers at a meeting her« Extra County Funds Approved by Holmes Herbert Holmes, representatives of the state board of tax commissioners, approved $30,804.04 in additional appropriations and transfers of county funds for the remainder of the year in a hearing conducted Tuesday afternoon in the office of Auditor Richard Gobi. The items, approved by the county council on November 22, • included $53,900 for the highway department, and $21,914.50 for construction of the Memorial hospital addition. Annual School Patrol Theatre Party Is Set . An estimated 200 city and parochial school patrol boys and girls will be gueste at the annual theatre party this Saturday, according to Officer W-ally Fye of the police PERU— 8 Debaters To Purdue PERU — Eight members of the Peru debate and speech teams will travel to Purdue University for congress, extemperaneous and exhibition debates on Fi.i.Jay and Saturday. - • • David Sutton and Linda Gam•bee will represent P<:ru in two exhibitions and will also debate Sou Hi Bend Central and Terre Hau-te Wiley before the 25th' annual Purdue High Schuol debater's conference. Mary Jo Volpert, Donna Pressler and Miss Gam'bee will take part in impromptu ' and congress contests. Awards wi'.l be given to the top ten placers.. . Da.vid Wheeler, president ot Lhe last National Forensic League con- gres:» will represent Peru in the senate. Rachel Keith, .Terry Adams,, and Don Mahl-ey .will represent Peru in the House. Collect $45,400 for Miami United Fund PERU — There has been $45,400 collected by the United Fund of Miami county toward its quota of $61,634 which figures 73.6 per cent of its goal. Drive Chairman .Harvey O'Neill said contributions to the fund may be sent to United Fund headquarters in room 3 of the court house. HAEDWICK ADVISOR INDIANAPOLIS (UP)— Indiana State Budget Director William Sheppard Heads Flying Farmers W., 0, Sheppard, Royal Center, is the new president of the Indiana Flying Farmers, succeeding Carl Hagarty of Brookston, who has been president for the past three years. Olher Indiana officers elected at the annual clinic held recently at Springfield, 111., are Mrs. Miriam Shirley, Pendleton, secretary-treasurer; Wayne Singleton, vice-president; Virginia Maggart Papel, women's director; and Virgil Joyce, Camdcn,'state director. Special awards went to Arthur Darlington of Anderson, airport ot the year; Carl Hagarty, Brook- stom, flying farmer of the year; and Mrs. Clifford 3-albraith, La- 'Crosse, flying farmer mother of the year. NOT AS I DO PORTLAND, Me.—"Look dear," Elaine Davis cautioned his little Hardwick will serve next week on | daughter, "just put the lolipop in a five-man nation-wide advisory committee for a federal mental hospital near Washington, D.C. you-r mouth and suck it. Don't bite down on it like this . . ." Davis suddenly was rainus a tooth. SALE CALENDAR Dec. 4-5-6—Knouff Flrniture Co -.... .Roy Grume Dec. 6—Joe's Auction :' v .Teel Dec. 6—Mrs. Chester Martin . „ Boy Grume Dec. 7—Willis Auction Boom Waldron, Auct. Tuesday night. traffic division. Children will report at the State ot patrols are needed for admission. Features which will be shown are "Trooper Hook" and "Beyond Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribuno George W. Vianco, Aged 65, Dies at Lafayette Hospitaf DELPHI - &»rge W. Vianco, 65, of route 2, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette, where he had been a patient since last Thursday. He had been ill several years. A lifetime resident of Delphi, lie was born here Aug. 24, 1892 to William and Martha Holsclaw Vi- DELPHI— anco. In 1912 he married Dolla Heidrick, who survives. He worked for many years a meat tutter before retiring several years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and ;he Knights of Columbus. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Trobaugh, Lafayette; Tour sons, Paul, Thomas and Chares, all of Delphi, and George Jr., with the armed forces in Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. Mary Crone, Lafayette; twelve grandchildren and ;wo great grandchildren.' The body is at the Eikenberry funeral home, where friends nrsy call after noon Thursday. The Rosary will be recited at the funer.al lome Thursday at 8 p.m. Final riles will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's church, with father Peter van Tiel officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Urges Soil Bank Sign-Up DELPHI — Farmers who want lo take part in the 1958 Acreage Reserve program for spring-planted crops can save time and trouble by establishing a "base" acreage as soon as possible, said Loyd Mikesell, chairman of Carroll County ASC committee. Before an Acreage Reserve agreement can be signed for any crops, a Soil Bank "acreage base" must be established for a "farm, he said. Farmers should furnish production history for Soil Bank base crops for 1956 and 1957. Soil Bank crops include all but hay crops. The ASC committee establishes a Soil Bank "base" for each farm on Die basis of average acreage on each crop in 1956 and 1957. The sign-up under the 1958 Conservation program is now under way too. Mexico Man Hurt By Skidding Car PERU — Robert Ahlfcld, 43, of Mexico was x-rayed and treated at Dukes Memorial hospital Tuesday For minor injuries received whon he was struck by a skidding car on US Highway 31. " Ahlfeld told State Troopers John Rusie and Mike Flynn that he was just getting out of his parked c;nr when he saw a car driven by Mrs. Pauline Reardon of Macy go into a spin. The sliding car struck him before he could get back in his car. FINAL RITES HELD Funeral services for Mary .Jo Handy, 16-day-old daughter of George and Bonnie Handy, route 6, were held Wednesday afternoon at the McCloskey - Hamilton funeral home. The Rev. Ralph McCrory officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery. Born Nov. 14 at Winamac, s'no is survived by the parents, two sis- County Officials Hear Address by Planning Authority Milferd H. Eggerding of the Community Planning Consultant* firm at Valparaiso was Uie speaker at a meeting of the Cass county Planning Commission and county officials held Tuesday night in <the north court room of the court house. He explained the cost of setting up and maintaining a county planning commission on a fulll lime basis, the duties and .powers of the commission. The council will be asked to decide whether or not to make the appropriation required for full-time operation ot the commission. Attendance at the meeting Tuesday night was curtailed by Ihe snow storm which created hazardous traffic conditions Tuesday. PICKLES ANYONE? OAK PARK, 111. (UP)— Elbert Reinke, postmaster of Santa Claus, Ind., is going to be in a prelly pickle come Christmas Day. A!I members of the National Pichie Packers Association will send ters, Veda Sue and Cynthia Lc-u.i Reinke a pickle in the holiday both at home; grandparents, Mr. I ma il as winner of the 1957 ChrisU and Mrs. Harold Gross, route 2, rnas Pickle' award, and Albert Handy, route 1, Star City. WATCH OUT!! RfCHMOND, Ind. (UP)- Agnes Connell, 57, W;as recovering today Flood Control and Water Re-1 theatre before 1 p.m. patrol belts'from injuries suffered in a charge or notes from teachers in charge | of the light brigade, A group of children ran her down as they burst out of a movie house she-wing the film "Operation Mad Ball." Morabassa." St. John Commandery No. 24, K. T. Called conclave Thursday evening. Order of Temple, long form opening. Refreshments. —Geo. H. Tidrick, E. C. No naetf to wonder cmd worry yourself into a w foadoche trying to Hiwilc what to give... Ho n««d to wear yoyrsetf to a fraxzl« hurrying and scurrying about, desperately trying to find Something. Not when Th<« Gift-Spotter in the Claeeif ied section holds such fine solutions to your present-problems. Start checking this marvelous Christmoc shopping aid today!

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