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OMNSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY 1957 B6 degrees. Thursday around 90. sunrise Thursday 5:22 a.m. Founded 1844— INDIANA: Partly cloudy and rather 'humid this afternoon thr o u g h Thursday with chance of a few scatt e r e d thunderstorms north portion. Temperature 12 noon Low tonight 64 to 70. High Sunset 8:16 p.m., HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION phoao 4141 LOGANSPOHT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1957. tmll-Ltmtei United Preiw Wicc» I<f7 FACE-LIFTING ON BIG SCALE Price Per Copy, Seven Cents URGE SAFE AND SANE CELEBRATION OF FOURTH Floods Force Evacuation In Three States Nebraska, Kansas and St. Louis Area Inundated; Tornado Hits Curtis, Nebraska By UNITED PRESS Floodwaters raged across sections of southern Nebraska, Kansas and the St. Louis, Mo., area today, forcing' hundreds of persons to flee and blocking roads' to Fourth of July holiday travelers: Tornado funnels swarmed across southern Nebraska Tuesday night, smashing several farm buildings n«ar Curtis. Other twisters were sighted near Grand Island, Neb. The storms tore down communications and inundated roads-in the Curtis area. No reports on damage or possible casualties weriTirnme- diatnly available. The rain - swollen Meramec River, which forced some 300 per- Vote Defense Budget Of Over 34 Billion Senate Approves Record Peacetime Appropria tion for Armed Forces; Action Is Budge Victory for President; Measure Now Goes to Conference. WASHINGTON (UP)—The Sen ate has passed a whopping $34, 534,229,000 defense money bill, th biggest measure of the session am a near record in peacetime funds for the armed forces. The measure, passed unanimous ly at an overtime meeting Tues day night, gave President Eisen hower a resounding budget vie tory. It would restore $971,504,000 of the $1,200,000,000 in House cuts which the President had labeled a threat to national security. Passage came after the Senat staved off two drives to make deeper cuts in the measure. Bu senators did include a provision demanding that Defense Socre sons from their homes on the .„ n,.-i. -n wi t L. v southwest edge of St. Louis, began tary Charles K Wllson take al The lower al the fronl of Ihe Farmcru and Merchants Hank building was taken down Wednesday morning by Woll ConHtriicllon Corn- puny employees. The top photo shows the lower just as 11 had been broken loose from the base on which 11 was fastened. Lowur photo shows the top an U was lowered to the ground by Hie 90-fool hoist. The crane was operated by Gene Ilrtigb. (Pharos-Tribune Pliolo-Engravlng.) Pravda Hints Shakeup May Hit Kremlin .Editorial in Official Soviet Newspaper Makes Firm Demand lor tlnshakeable Unity" ' LONDON (UP) — The Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda hinted today that a major shakoup may have taken place in the Kremlin leadership. The Indication of trouble in Moscow came in a Pravda editorial which made a firm demand for "unshakeable unity" among Soviet leaders. It particularly referred .to past errors altributed lo former Premier Georgi Malenkov and former Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov, but it mentioned no names. Malenkov succeeded the late Josef Stalin as premier. Both he and Molotov have been advocates ol continuing the Stalin policies denounced by the Kremlin group led by Communist Party boss Nikita Khrushchev and present Premier Nikolai Bulganin. This week Bulganin and Khrushchev suddenly postponed a trip to Prague, Czechoslovakia, scheduled to start last Monday. It how ii supposed to begin July 8. A Moscow dispatch reporting the Pravda editorial underwent unusual delays at the hands of Soviet censors. Glen Marvin Passes Away Glen E. Marvin, 3(i, formerly of 522 West Broadway, city, died of a heart attack Tuesday night at Kentland, where he owned a su permarket. •Born in Kentland to Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Marvin, he was a salesman • while he resided here from 1949 until the first of this year, when he purchased the su permarket in Kentland and return. | ccl there to live. Hff was a member ! of the 'American Legion, Veterans j of Foreign Wars and the Methodist !church. Marvin enlisted in the USMC on Dec. 18, 1941, and was awarded l.hc Purple Heart for wounds he received on Guam. He also was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in action against the enemy. Ho is survived by Ihe wife, Doris; three sons, William, Robert and Richard; a daughter, Sharon; the mother, Mrs. Mae Hagan, Kentland; a brother,. Jarvis, Rensselaer; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Harker, 417 Thirteenth street, city, and Fern, of Hammond, 111. The body is at the Towers and McMullan chapel in Kentland where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted there at 10 a;m. Friday. Burial will be made in Fairlawn cemetery, Kentland receding slowly today after crest- Ing at 32 feet, aboul 18 feet above 'lood stage. The flood, Ihe fourth this year n the area, inundated about 100 also blocked three major highways in the St. Louis region, including •heavily traveled U.S. (>0. The Meramec is expected to drop to 31.3 feet today and to 27.5 feet Thursday. Heavy rains in southern Nebraska touched off flash floods Tuesday night, and new flooding hit Tes- coll, Kan., as the Saline River overflowed its banks and swirled to a depth of three feet in some homes. About 200, persons were forced to evacuate" at 'Tescolt. Damage was reported as extensive. , A severe thunderstorm accompanied by hail pounded Rapid City, S.D., Tuesday night. Other storms struck the lower Mississippi Valley. The Jackson, Miss., arcn wns •hit by winds up to l» miles an possible steps to save money b eliminating waste and duplication in military procurement and sup. ply. The House and Senate versions now go to a conference lo thresh out differences in Ihe two totals, Senators agreed in advance that their lolal would be termed somewhat in reaching a compromise with the House. Oilier congressional news; Filibuster: The Senalc clearer Its legislalive schedule for whal looks like one of the biggest civi: rights fighls of the century. Republicans and liberal Democrats expressed oplimism that they would be successful in their battle this lime. The.Senale plans to re- ctss lonight over the Fourth of July holiday and then tackle the civil rights problem Monday. Exchange: Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La.) proposed that • Russian leaders be invited to address Congress in. return for similar talks hour which uprooled' trees and' bv American leaders to Russia's bowled over lents at Ihe town of ;lawmaklng body. He_said such an Collins. Miss. -Atlanta, Ga. and; exchange should help understand- Dolhan, Ala., were hil by more lhan an inch of. rain in a six-hour period. Scattered showers and thunder- ing belween Ihe iwo nations. This in turn would boost the value of major conferences such as the current London disarmament ne- storms also were reported in the I golialions, he said, northern Great' Lakes and the Disarmament: Ohi Pacific Northwest, A heat wave across Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, -gave Derwer its hig-hest reading of the year Tuesday .at iW .degrees, h'he mercury, bubbled to 10,1 at La Junta, Colo,, and readings were in Ihe SO's in most of Wyoming and New Mexiico. City to Observe , Holiday Quietly Local factories, business places and public offices will be closed Thursday in observance of the Independence day holiday. Some Logansport families left late Wednesday afternoon on holiday trips since employes of at least Iwo major local lactories will have a-four-day holiday, returning to work Monday morning. The holiday will be observed quietly here since there it a slate ban on fireworks. State police will be out .in full force both Thursday and Sunday to try to keep down the usual heavy holiday death toll. Fire Damages Garage At Rear of Tavern Faulty wiring was blamed by !iromen for a fire which partially destroyed a large frame garage 1 0 offset effects of recent" Supreme al Ihe rear of the Brenner tavern, | Court decisions. Rep. William C. 1445 Eric avenue, at 9.50 a.m.! Cramer (Flu.), senior GOP mem- Wednesday. | her of the ' new subcommittee, Disarmament: Chairman Hubert H. Humphrey of the Senate .*peC' ial. disarmament subcommittee hailed the U. S. disarmament plan calling for a suspension of nuclear tests as a ' "serious, well' considered proposal." The Minnesota Democrat said Ih6 plan is jusl a beginning but "Ihe important thing Is to get the first step." Other ofr- ficials said the United Slates Is working on another .possible disarmament move to bar transfer of nuclear weapons to Red China or other non-nuclear powers. Agreements: Rep. Frank T, Bow disputed Defense Se c r e t a r y Charles E. Wilson's 'claim that American iroops would have lo be called home from overseas if -the United States scraps its status-of- forces agreements. The Ohio Republican said nations with American soldiers on their soU are in- tcresled enough in Iheir own pro- leclion and in free world strength lo want to keep GI's there. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a resolution demanding that status-of-forces accords . dealing wllh trials of U.S. servicemen be scrapped or renegotiated. Court: Members of a special House subcommittee' agreed that further legislation will be needed The owner, J. J. Brenner, said .said he will press for Immediate he believed the blaze may have hearings to determine whether been started by a cigarette drop- i now- laws should be enacted be- ped by a neighborhood teen-ager. I fore Congress adjourns tbi« year. Begin Final Cutover For High Voltage Switch Will Start at 2 A.M Thursday And Will Con tinuc Until Completed Final phase of the city's 'electri cut over to utilize an ' increase •HBOy voltage will begin at 2 a.m Thursday and continue until com pleted early 1 next week, it was an nounced today. City crews and a representative from the Morehead Electric com pany will 'transfer the. large 7,50f kilowatt generator from the 2,00 to 4160y system to serve the com plete switchboard in the old elec trie light plant, Cpnversion .of the generator i necessary to meet the new voltag< requirements. City officials said that nlthougl Lhe project would lasl about If hours, no outage of current Is an tidpa'.cci. The £,000 kilowatt generator wil' be in service and the use of pur chased standby power will en able the plant to meet the expect ed 10 to 11,000 "kw demand. The generator cutover wai scheduled for Thursday morning since the manufacturing plants would be kilc for the Fourth of July vacation. Another cost side area will' bt changed over lo the four-wire sys tem, beginning at 7 a.m. Friday with the first outrage appearing about 8 a.m. . The affected territory includes Lhe north side of Broadway, froir jith .street to Spencer park ant section from Broadway north to Eel River. Crews will restore power to"St Tpscph hospital as quickly as possible after'the interruption. Wage Search For Missing In Louisiana Official Death Count In Near 300; Gov. Long Estimates 500 Died in Disaster LAKE CHARLES, La. (UP)— Officials loday worked on a list of persons missing in hurricane Audey to compare with .the nearly JOO bodies already found. Search parties were expected lo ind more mute testimony to the iciou.sne.ss of the hurricane and -s tidal wave which swepl through outhweslern Louisiana nearly a veck ago. In addition to bodies, searchers *ere finding thousands of dollars n cash strewn over the country- Ide when the great wave smashed omcs and businesses. Many res- lenls of the area refused to place iclr money in banks. At last 1 report, Sheriff Henry ,cid of Caleasieu Parish (Lake Jharles) said 293 bodies have been ound 1 . Gov; Earl Long said Tuesday lere was a total of 500 dead and missing. Asked '.or an estimate of rop«rty damage in the deyastat- d Cameron area, he said "You'll ave to get those figures from the Lord." Grim Warning Served 500 Marked for Death Estimate Forty-Five Million Cars Take to the Road for Holiday Weekend; Law Enforcement Agencies Mobilized in Effort to End Senseless Highway Slaughter. Ike Opposes f»» n |\« tt Civil Rights Referendum President Rejects Proposal Of Senator Richard Russell Of Georgia WASHINGTON '!<UP>—President Eisenhower today opposed a national referendum on his proposed civil righls program. Eisenhower told a news conference that he docs not know of any provision under the ConsUlu- lion for such a referendum. He also said he presumes lhal Ihe question submilted to the people would have lo be Ihe exact language of the bill. tK^A^^A 1 -. A-chan g c"^«a>spo-rl sSe --^Iheir^nal^safe^only Local Stores Will Be Open Friday Nights AH Stores Will Be Open Friday Evenings; Most Stores Will Close at 5 p.m. Saturdays Effective July 12. By UNITED PRESS A mass exodus of Americans began today will) an estimated 45 million cars hilling the highways for a long Fourth of July holiday weekend of fun for some and, inevitably, pain and Iragedy for others. Despite the besl efforts of law cnforcemenl agencies and safety- conscious motorists, at least 400 and possibly more lhan 500 holiday travelers arc marked for death on the highways. Other holiday celebrants will n a wou m-ie i vm-v mn subject for a referendum Thoi hours was announced Wednesday ! '° Join the long fatality list in fde i . : " « «*sull of a unanimous rccom- drowning* at crowded.beaches and dea of putitng e admlnistra. lion's, civil rights bill to a national referendum was advanced Tues- WchBr Bl RSSCl1 of the bloc opposing the bill, Eisenhower noted lhat the Con stilution places responsibilities fo enacting legislation info Jaw on [ederal officials—obviously mean ing Congress and the executive branch of Ihe federal governmenl More' U-2,15 Avnilable In other news conference highlights, Elsenhower: —Proposed inviting all foreign countries, including Russia, to sent representatives to the next U.S nuclear test lo find out with (their own inslrumonts the size 01 luclear weapons this counlry is .esling and how "clean" ihey are He said lhal we are trying lo make small and "clean" (free ol •edloacljive fallout) nuclear weap- ma. —Said he would make public ater today a statement about Ihls jovernroent making available, xrth at home and abroad, considerably more U-235 for peaceful purposes. . —Said he does not have the ixact. detailed knowledge necessary to make a judgment on whether the recent steel .price increase of $6 a ton'was fully warranted. But he repeated that Ihe government alone cannot main- am, a. stable economy. He said it nust have the aid of statesman— ike action by labor and manage- mendalion of the Chamber of Commerce store hours commillee, which mel Tuesday in Ihe cliy building, resorts. Still more will be killed in airplane and miscellaneous accidents. Added lo this will be the un- The printed recommendalion counted to,, of injured _ in traffic rienl leaders on ncrenscs. wago price —Denied that he Is any less >nlhuslastic about disarmament, ncluding suspension of nuclear nsls, since he found out that icientlsts belleve'they can produce ail absolutely clean hydrogen bomb with four or five more years of esting. He said the administration till stands firmly on Its offers on disarmament and suspension of luclear tests., Cllcs Free Pros* —Said he believes that Army Specialist De Wayne McOsker liould be tried by a French court iccausc the crime of which he is iccusod- occurred while tho Amerian soldier was off duty. The "resident said that put McOsker the same category ourlst. as any —Favored giving the defense ecretary power to put procurement and supply activities of the rmed forces under a central offl- ial. —Referred a reporter to Tucs- ay's comment by Secretary of late John Foster DuHes about the roposal of Sen, John F. Kennedy D-Mass.) that this nation backs Igeria in its struggle for Inde- endence from France. Dulles said hat Algeria is primarily a French roblem, and that if Kennedy rants to do something 1 about olonialism he 'should concentrate n the kind behind the Iron Cur- ain. The President said that the ~.S. role ol world leadership re(Continued on Pae« 13) I sent out. to all merchants in th area, suggests that stores* rcmaii open on Friday nights until o'clock, and close at 5 o'clock 01 Saturday evenings. The changi would become effective July 12. The committee suggested tha each store conduct Friday and Saturday merchandising specials to inaugurate the new schedule of operation. Store-hours commitlc choirmai Paul Bailey heads the (jroup, which made the recommendation on the basis of recent polls that indicatec a desire for the change. Olhoi members of the committee are B J. Combs, Ronald Barnes, Louis Mohlman, n i c h a r d Rammcl George Thomas, William Rehm, Jr. and Ralph Todd. New Contract Approved By RBM Workers Will Sign Pact Cnllinfr For Eight - Cent - An - Hour Across - The - Board Pay Increase Union representatives will sign a new contract, approved by workers Tuesday afternoon, wllh RBM officials Wednesday morning. The three-year contract provides 'or an clght-conl-an-hour across- he board pay Increase, im added day's holiday per year and Increased vaction benefit.;, occord- ng lo August IBjick, chairman of .he union negotiating committee. An estimated 400 members of .he union, local No. GOT of the I, A. W., AFL-CIO, unanimously approved the new contract at a neetlng in the Berry Bowl Tuos- lay afternoon. The contract will >ccome effective Sept. 1, when Ihe current contract expires. Bjlck said workers elected to akc an extra half-day paid holi- lay the day before Christmas and mother half-day the day before 'few Year's He said the compny lad offered either the two half- lays, or a full day on Veterans Day. Vacation benefits are Increased under the new contract, he re- lortcd, so that vacation time aft«r 5 years with the firm will total 5 days each year, rather lhan the 2 formerly grnted. Signing the contract Wednesday or the union will be Jay Sum- nors, local president; Bernlece tloon, financial secretary; Lyle Daughorly and George Skelton, egional J. A. W. representatives; nd the five elected members of ne negotiating committee. Ralph Dashncr, vice-president nd general manager ,and Harry Binder, personnel director, will ijn for the company. wrecks and the anticipated more than one million dollars lost' in property damage. Tlie National Safely Council cslt- mates there will be one traffic smashup for ever'y 20 miles of highway travel during the four- day weekend. The 102-hour holiday period begins al 8 p.m., local time, today and ends al midnimt Sunday. The council figures Ihcsc accidents will kill 535 persons, or 70 more than the 465 who would die in traffic during a non-holiday period of the same length in early July. Law enforcement agencies again planned an all-out assault on reckless motorists, and FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover added a warning against picking up hitchhikers. "Offering a ride to a stranger, like passing on a hill or a curve, is a dangcrus, blind gamble," said Hoover In the FBI's Law Enforcement Bulletin. The weatherman gave Hoosiers a big green light today for Fourth of July celebrations. The skies will be clear and lempwalures warm from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River. "Fair and warm today, tonight and Thursday" was the forecast. Highs of 92 were expected all around the state to give Indiana one of the season's warmest days and temperatures coiiducivc to water sporls and other outdoor activities Indulged in on holidays'. The five-day outlook Indicated a cooler trend for Uie north portion of the state during the weekend but not until after the Fourth Is >ast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms averaging about onc- lalf inch precipllalion will fail, )ut nol until Ihe day afler the loll day, Temperatures will average near normal highs of 83 to 90 and nor- nal lows of 62 to 50. "A little warmer Thursday, urning cooler northern sections about Saturday or Sunday," the xillook for the period Thursday hrough next Monday said. "Precipitation will average ncnr one- lalf inch In scattered showers and hundcrstorms about Friday or Tcmporolures hit highs rap-ring rom 84 at Indianapolis and Fort layEilsunst-nlecBTtn • iVayne to «7 at Evansvllle Tucs. lay and dropped to lows ranging rom 63 at Indianapolis to 68 at- South Bend during the night. Meanwhile, flood crests of th« Wabash and White Rivers moved lowly southweslward. No Paper Thursday There will be no edition of the Plural-Tribune on Thurid*y In the Irndillonal olnerv- ance of (he Fourth ol July holiday. You will receive your next copy ol Ihe Fhiron-Trlb- nive on Friday.

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