Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 3, 1957 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Monday, June 3, 1957
Page 1
Start Free Trial

LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARK FAIR INDIANA: Faff north and central, mostly cloudy extreme south with possibly a little rain extreme southwest tonight and Tuesday. A little warmer extreme north tonight, turning cooler nortn portion Tuesday. Temperature 12 noon 67 degrees. Sunset 8:08 pm. sunrise 5:18 am. _ ( "YOUR HOME TOWK NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844- For All Departm pho»e 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1957 Cnlttd Pr«« D.r «»<! Right Price Per Copy, Seven Cents COURT RULES RESTRAINT OF TRADE Senate May Re-examine China Trade Senator Wayne Morse Flatly Calls for Resumption of Trade With Red China Pressure built up in the Senate today for a reevaluation of the U.S. policy barring American trade with Red China. Sen. Allen J. Ellender (D-La.) called on the administration to make a "thorough study" of the whole question in the light of Britain's decision last week to lower the bars against such commerce. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Tex.) took a similar tack over the weekend. He urged a "new look" at the "entire Chinese trade situation. The "new look," he said, will be one of our most pressing problems in the months ahead. Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Ore.) came out flatly for a resumption of trade wilh China. He said it was the only. Christian thing" for the United States to do. Morse said in a speech in Gros- singcr, N.Y., Sunday night that "You cannot reconcile with faith in a God a policy that seeks to reduce to poverty and privation people of yellow skin because they do not adhere to our political faith." Foreign Aid The Senate Foreign Relations Committee planned fur- •ther closed-door hearings on President Eisenhower's $3,805,000,000 foreign aid program. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon E. .Johnson (Tex.) said he hopes it will have a bill ready for Senate action next week. He predicted Congress •would not make any "meat-ax" cuts in the program. Lunch: President Eisenhower planned to attend a harmony lunch on Capitol Hill with House Republicans. House GOP Leader Joseph W. Martin (Mass.) hosted the $1.19 chicken and potato-salad box lunch to try to improve relations between the White House and Congress. Oils Sens. Frank Carlson (R- Kan.), Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D- Wyo.) and Everett M. Dirksen (II- 111.) headed for the White House 10 make a personal appeal to President Eisenhower for action to cut down imports of foreign oil. Carlson has organized a group of 011 stale senators to talk over ways for achieving a cutback in oil imports. He said oil imports now account for almost 19 per cent of domestic consumption and are "headed up" still further. Crime: Sen. John Marshal Butler iR-Md.) said he has suggested to President Eisenhower that a conference of federal, state and local law enforcement officials be called to coordinate action • for fighting "the dangerous increase In major crimes." Butler said he has asked Senate judiciary subcommittees lo re-examine federal criminal laws "with a view lo Mreiiglhcning them and lo increasing penalties." MUNICIPAL POOL IS FILLED BUT WATER REMAINS CHILLY Find GM and DuPont Transaction Illegal United States Supreme Court Hands Down 4 to 2 Decision That Corporations Combined in an Illegal Restraint of Trade in Stock Move. Jerry Hermit, 12, and Tim McLochlin, 8, look longingly at the water In the Logansport swimming pool, anticipating their first swim of the season when the temperature warms. The pool, which has been filled with water, may be opened for the season either next Monday or Tuesday, Tile delay is necessary because the cool wcaOicr has prevented warming ol the 000,000 gallons of water sufficiently. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Medaryville Driver Killed In Race Crash Logansport Driver Suffers Cut Hand; Another Local j Driver Narrowly Escapes Injury Elwood Koekenberg, 32, of Medaryville, was fatally injured and Walt "Sonny" Shaver,- Logansport, suffered a cut hand in a crash during the third lap of the feature stock car race at the Kokomo Speedway at 10 o'clock Sunday night. Another Logansport driver, Henry Easley, miraculously escaped injury when his car went comn'elelv under the Koekenberg., , . ,. , ,. , induces iyin t. aut a i[ flipped into the air as! las **'* » g ''f./ the plan * Marian and Charles E. Whil.aker auiu as. a m|Ji'v.u LU being abandoned, it was announced}did no t participate. Monday morning by the county j LaBuy had thrown the case out. The government appealed. Today the Supremb Court upheld the appeal. Stating the background of the case. Brennan said "this appeal is from the dismissal of the igovern- Wisconsin to Vote On New U. S. Senator Governor Vcrnon Thomson to Set Special Election to Maine Successor to Late Joseph McCarthy MADISON, Wis. (UP) — Gov. Vornon Thomson »f Wisconsin announced today thai he'll call a special election lo mime n successor to the laic Sen. Joseph McCarthy. He said he'll set a date by the «nd of this week. Thomson ended weeks of specu- ulalion with his announcement. Ho said Ihat "conscious of the responsibility placed in me by the di.scrclion given me by the .slalute, I have carefully appraised the course which should be followed to most completely carry out the trust and confidence placed in me by the electorate." "It ia now my considered judgment thai a special election shall ho called imd thai (lie people of this stale shall choose a successor lo the late Senator McCarthy," Thomson said. The speculation on how McCarthy's -successor would be chosen began at his d^ath, May 2. Former Gov. Waller Kohlcr, former Rep. Glenn Davis and LI. Gov. Warren Knowles have announced they would run in a special election primary for Ihe GOP nomination. Rep. Alvin O'Konskl •aiti he would be a GOP candidate it an election were held. Truck Overload Costs Muncie Firm $913.75 Driver Jleluclanl to Go Across Stale Police Scales At West Edge of Logansport Slalc police weighing trucks Mon. day morning at the scales at the west edge of Logansport made a record catch when they found one truck ((,950 pounds over the legal weight. The McLain Trucking company, of Muncie, must pay $913.75 in fine, costs and civil pen- ally as a resull. The civil penally for thai amounl of overload is $Ult5 al the rate of 10 cents a pound. The law also provides a fine of $5 and costs. Robert W. Anderson, Jr., of Whealfield, driver of the - truck loaded with aluminum ingots en- roule from East Chicago lo Kokomo, prelondcd thai his truck had broken down and he pulled into the filling station at Dunkirk when he saw the troopers al the scales early Monday morning. Robert Deeter, PSC1 officer for' this district, and his assistants were convinced Ihat the truck was overweight when Ihey saw l.he driver slop. They became even more convinced six hours laler when he had untied a bundle of I lie 30- pound bars and lossed 1800 pounds of Ihom off the truck. Deeter, accompanied by Trooper Richard Kcycs, then lold Anderson lo reload Ihe bars he )md thrown off his truck and drive across the scales or thoy would have a wrecker pull the truck onto the scales. Confronted wilh (his al- lernalive, Anderson sliirlod Ihe Iruck and drove on Ihe scales himself. He admitted tluil he know Ihe truck was overweight when he pleaded guilty to the charge in Ihe local juslici! court. The McL/iin company was ordered to send another truck here to pick up Hie excess load before il could bo moved. Oscar Fruuhigor, route 3, Bluff- Ion, was charged wilh being 3,750 pounds overweighl on the landem nxle. He paid « lolal of $243.75. including u civil penally of $225 at the rale nf six cents n pound. Fred Huge, Monlicello, .charged with being 1,600 pounds overweight on the tandem axle, paid $110.75, including a $12 civil penally on Hie liOli pounds. Virgil Kimbcrlln, roule 1, East SI. Louis, 111,, was as.sessed $:ill,75 for opcrnling a Iruck without PSCl authority, anil Hubert Poterson, roule 1, llnmlct, is to be in court laler on u charge of driving n Iruck over Ihe regislurcd weight. Frnuhigor also is lo appear In court iigain later on a. cluirge i,f driving a Iruck willioul PSCI au- Ihorily. GOVERNOR'S WIFE CHRISTENS PLANE Dr. Kirby Declines Indiana Medical Post- INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Dr. William M, Kirby, recently named chairman of the Pcpnrtment of Medicine al 'the Indiana University School of Medicine, has decided lo stny al a similar post at Ihe University of Washington. Dean John D. Van Nuys, who announced Kirby's withdrawal today, said Immediate steps would be lakon to secure a replacement. City Recreation Program Will Start Monday Swimming, Baseball, Tennis, Arts and Crafts and Other Board Rejects Plan to Change Park Into Lot Petitions Signed By 1,133 'Property Owners Filed With Cass County Commissioners Opposition to the proposal to convert Court park into a.parking lot WASHINGTON" (UP) — The Supreme Court ruled today that two of the nation's industrial giants- General Motors and Ihe DuPont Corp.—have combined in an illegal restraint of trade. The court sent the case back lo Federal District Judge Walter J, LaBuy in Chicago for more proceedings and the "relief necessary and appropriate" to eliminate the effects of violations of law. Justice William J. Brennan Jr. wrote Ihe tribunal's 4-2 majority opinion. Justice Harold H. Burton wrote a 47-page dissent, in which Justice Felix Frankfurter joined. Justices Tom C. Clark, .John M. it rolled over the fifth lime. Koekenberg died in the St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo an hour and a quarter after the accident. Death was attributed to a .frac- lui-ed skull and internal injuries. ' Ten cars wjre bunched together on Ihe straightaway when Koe- ker.berg's car started skidding sideways and was hit by another of the racing stock cars. 11 then began rolling down Ihe Irack. As it rolled over the fifth lime it bounced almost 25 feet into the air and came down on its lop. Shnvc:- suffered the cut hand when his car smashed into the wall as he tried to avoid the commissioners. Petitions signed by 1,133 property owners of Cass county objecting (o the conversion of the park to a parking lot were filed with the board Monday by Will Ball, president of. the Cass county Historical society, and the commissioners also received a letter from Catherine Conn, presidenl of the Walton Home Demonstration club, stating Dial the club hnd voted unanimously against the proposal. The Cass county council previous, ly had voted in opposition lo the plan. In a leller to the commissioners accompanying the petitions, Ball rcckage of the Koekenberg auto. A piece of the tail pipe narrowly staled that at least 90 percent of, missed Evercll Steele, Medor.y- oil persons approached signed the ma "y of them minors. inent's) aclion a.s U> DuPont. General Motors and (he corporaO holders of large amounts of DuPont stock, Christiana Securities Corp. and Delaware Realty & Investment Co." The ease that readied the Supreme Court was a scaled-down version of the huge civil antitrust suit—largest ever brought in this country—initialed by the government in mid-1948. Originally, 18(1 DuPonts figure^ as defendants, ville, owner of the car Koeken- bergcr was driving. Another Has Close Cull « j • > i • ri •» /imniiur iitin vurac vjun Activities on Summer Pro- Anolhol . Logansport driver in the gram Registration for Logansport's Mm. Harold W. Dnndlny chrlfltciiH an K-100i), "Miss Imllami," us Governor Ilnndlcy unil Colonol Moore look on (lurln£ the "Governor's Uuy" activities held nl tln> Diiiihui- Hill Air Korcu Itase Saturday. Kcndy lo unveil "Minn Indiana" are Cuptuln Robert A. Evans, Ml, anil Captain Leslie R. Dyer, Jr. (Pharos-Tribune I'liolo-EngrnvlnK.) Pours Two Men Shot Seated in Car EVANSyiLLTS (UP) — Police sought Willimn L. Anderson, 40, Kvunsville, today in the shooting Rains Bring More Floods Into Texas Swollen KrVcr Atfiiin Into Fort Worth; Fear Two Airmen Drowned By UNITED PRESS Scattered showers and thunder- slonns were cxpecletl loday over widespread' sections of the nnlion, ' o~s'c'apdd"~vvir]i "'minor' injuries"" a'i- summer recreation program will be conducted next Monday, June il. was announced by co-directors John Mummert and Fred Kinkier. Hours for the activilies are 0 to .11:30 a.m. arid I lo ;i:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Attendance is on a voluntary basis, the dirccl.or.s pointed out. Boys desiring to play minor league baseball will report at Tower park in the morning or Fairview park in the afternoon. All boys will be placed on a learn. Marian Allen will rcgisler children inleresled in arts and crafts in the high school art room and those desiring to ploy tennis will meet Don Schmidl al. 1 p.m. at Riverside pnrk. Swimming classes nt Ihe municipal pool will begin Monday when Ihe first group reports, according to pool manager Kenny McKcever. | Over 800 Registered A lolnl ot 1)40 registrants arc being divided into three classes for periods of June 10-211, July 1-1!) and July 22-August 9 with beginners, inlermedinlc nnd advanced clnssi- ficalion in each. Fred Kinder, assisled by Gene Harking, will supervise the swimming program. Instructors include: Mnry K. Morris, Sherry race. Hal Douglas, was nol involved in Ihe accident, which occurred during the 25-lap feature event, won by Bill Fortune ot Kokomo. ,. Koekenberg, who last year was president of Hoosier Racing, Inc., had driven on Ihe Kokomo Speedway for several years and was popular will) race fans. He once flew lo Phoenix, Ariz., to pick up a high powered motor which Jim- dianapoiis Speedway. That motor was in Ihe car at the lime of Ihe fatal accident. He hnd been fined $5 and costs Saturday in the local justice of the pence court on a speeding charge following his' arrest last Thursday by. -Slate Trooper John Gnylor. Horn June 1(1, 1924, !n Minnesota, he was a veteran nf World War II an<l was a member of the Medaryville Christian church. Surviving are hi.s mothcc, Mrs. Louise Koekenberg, Monon; his wife, Ihe former Kathleen Manning; two children, Jorrielyn and Jean Lee, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Schlosser, Monon; Mrs. Marie Klemmenson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; and Mrs. Emma Cox, Waynelown; five brothers, Edward, North Judson; Bernard, Meelnryvillc; Frlink, Luporte; Hunter, Ann Butler, Ed Ycazol Jr., | Fr ' ctl »"'' Emi1 ' both of Monon and Carol Crlsmnn. A registration! 1'imcral nte.s will be held nl The government charged that E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. bought stock in General Minors in 1017 with the idea of obtaining a sure market for DuPont painls, varnish and other products. It also sought to exploit GM chemical discoveries, the complaint said. DuPont has at all limes owned at least 2H per cent of GM's stock. Holdings now arc carried nt a book value of 700 million dollars. Jn addition many individuals over the years have been hoard members of both corporal ions simultaneously. Earlier, LaHuy had found (hat shows beyond doubt anltJie government, failed to make a overwhelming majority of Cnss.cnse. county citizens want Iheir litlle' Bui Brennnn said the tost nf il- park maintained." legality is "wholher at the tiino The commissioners said Ihe sign-jof suit there is n reasonable prob- ers on the petitions included at] ability thai Ihe acquisition is like- petition and that 280, or 25 percent of all signers, live either on rural routes or in small towns in the county. "The response in those neighborhoods was in excess of !K> percent. This fact should effectively refute the claims of Ihose who say the rural citizens urge that Court park be converted into a parking lot," Ball stated. "We feel sure Ihat a wider circulation of Iho pelitions would have shown even more Impressive re- sulls. We believe, though, that a fair sampling of the sentiment of my Bryan had tried out on Ihe In-'||'« community has been made and that least five locnl merchants. The pelitions suggested that lhe;slraints." lo result in the condemned re- founlnin in the park be replaced by a flower bed if the fountain is too expensive to operate. County Attorney Herbert Small suggested Hint local Garden clubs devote their efforts to the beauti- ficiiliun of Conrl pnrk since it has been decided lo retain it. "The conclusion upon this record is inescapable that such likelihood was proved as lo this acquisition." Brennan said. "The tiro that was kindled in 1017 continues to smolder. It burned briskly to f"W UIB tics Hint bind the General Motors market to DuPont, and if it has quieted down, it remains hoi, and, from pnst performance, is likely al any lime to blaze and mako the fusion complete." fee of $1 will be charged. nt 2. j p.m. Wednesday at the Medm'y Pool facilities will be offered to! vil:c Christian church, Rev. Fred the mentally, retarded and physically handicapped free for a recre- ntion period, youngsters- nl. the I Klcinmnn nnd Children's home will assault and battery with intent lo kill. Authorities said he went to his molhcr's home following Iho shooting early Sunday. He chmiffed fled before officers dollies und arrived. Including flood-weary Texas. Most of Ihe Southwest got a reprieve from damaging spring sUirms Sunday, but heavy ruins earlier sent most rlvurs in Texas surging lo flood stage and touched off n flash flood in Fort WorUi. Heaviest damage ul Fort Worth was in the fashionable Richlnnd Hills area where Fossil Creek overflowed Its. banks in Ihe wako of u sudden cloudburst. Two airmen were feared drowned near San Antonio when their car was washed from a bridge over flooded Cibolo Creek. Flood galos al Luke Texoma between Texas' and Oklahoma were opened, sending Ions of. water Into Ihe Red River. Engineers kept the ga'es open as long as possible, but water was boiling Iwo feet over the spillway and rising. The Red River reached high flood stages in wesl central Louisiana last month, The heaviest rainfall Sunday nlglH nnd May occurred in the Gulf states, the Ohio Valley and Virginia. Tupelo, Miss., was hit by n 1.80-inch deluge, and Memphis, Tonn., recorded .82 ot an inch. of two men as Uiey sat in an automobile. Anderson was charged wilh!receive free instruction at a later date. • Manager McKcever explained that every lifeguard on duty at the pool this year will have to demonstrate ' the ability lo pull a full- grown man from the wuler. The rosier of lifeguards now im elude Pally Wolf, Duve Bowles, Bcri Swlsher, Lynne Ilivcrs, Juclt Keeeler, PnUy Pasquale, Nnnuy Kitchdl und Karen Langwortliy. Th'e pool will be open to Iho general public from 1 lo 5 and (i to II o'clock with admission prices 15 cents for boys nnd girls through high school age and 35 cents for adults. Charles fluycr, 211, and Marvin Baker, 1)2, Evnnsvillc, the victims, though Ihcy were shot In the face lit close range. They told police they had a tavern argument with Anderson Saturday night. "We had left the tavern and went into our car lo go home whcii Anderson came up and let bolll of us have it," said Baker. Youfhs Shoof Out- City Street Lights Numerous complaints ot youngsters shooting pellet guns and causing damage lo lights nnd windows within,.the city limits appeared on the police bloller today. Slreet lights in Spencer pnrk and along Kasl Roselawn • drive between High street road and Easl Broadway were reporled shot out. Keith Obenchnln said a 24xlfl window was damaged by a pellet gun bullet at his home, 112 Eighlh street. Vandals also ransacked the automobile owned by'Joe Grimsinger, of 1900 East Broadway. The victim reporled radio knobs and cigaretle lighter missing and contents of the glove compartment scattered around the car. Green in charge. Burial will be in White Post cemetery. The body was removed to the Querry funeral home in Francosvillc nnd will be ut Ihe Querry home nl Medaryville, where friends may call after 1'p.m. Tuesday. Plan Repair Of 2 Bridges Plans for -the repair of Ihe Adamsboro and Hoover bridges over Kel river were discussed by Ihe Cass county commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Monday in the office of Counly ficinls lire hoping for a minimum Auditor Richard Gobi. : uf 127 pints of blood Wednesday Counly Surveyor Charles Mur- regardless of reports that Lho phy was instructed In prepare "summer slump" is here. Bloodmobile Here June 5 Cass county blood program of- Hotel Blaze Kills Three WORCESTER, Mass. (UP) —A Pro-down fire raced through thc; us treasury notes, which will Ho'cl Pleasant^today, killing three | yicl(1 approximately $(1,000 in in- plans nnd speciliralions for both bridges. The county highway department will purchase the material and contract for the work, it was announced. Boll', bridges need new flooring and new 1 beams are needed under Ihe Adnmsbnro bridge, the commissioners reported. The board also approved Ihe investment of $750.000 of Memorial D. P. Miller Suffers Skull Fracture From Sledge Hammer Blow Donald P. Miller, 1705 North slrecl, was hospitalized at 11:15 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital with a skull fracture after ho accidentally struck himself in Ihe head with a sledge hammer, his wife reporlocl. Mrs. Miller said he was working on a construction .lob on '13th sireet when the sledge hammer, wilh which ho was breaking con- women and injuring at least nine oilier persons, About 50 olhcrs wore led to safety, many down fire ladders. Four of the injured were re- porled In critical condition nl City Hospital and at least one was not expected lo survive. The dead were idenlified as Mrs. Sadie Mason, Mrs. Anna O'Brien, and Mrs, Mary Walton, nil middle aged. Most of Ihose slaying at Ihe DS-room hotel were middle aged and elderly permanent residents. Police said the fire started when a man occupying n first floor dozed off while smoking In bed. The fire was extinguished In an hour. Lisled In'critical condition with serious burns were Maurice O'Connor, 53; his wife, Lillian <l(l; crcte, caught in a clothes line be- Miss Margaret O'Brien, and an hind him and caused il to str!kc!»nldontifled man. his head. Seriousness of his condition was not yet determined. • Miller Is solf-employed as partner In Fousl and Miller Construction company. Five o'hcrs who suffered smoke inhalation were hospitalized In satisfactory condition. Those who escaped injury were given temporary lodging at a welfare home. The ]•'!. Wayne regional blood center has reported Ihat N23 pints of blood have been collected in May visits against n quoin of 1905 pints. The unil will lie in operation nt Ihe Baptist Temple from 10 n. m. until 4 p. m. Dr. D. K. Winter, blood program chairman, has stressed the need for first-tinier donors lo report to the station. He also explained the advantage ol having, blood "credit cards" for persons planning vacations. The cards lire given lo the donors and may be used to obtain blood in an emergency. Dr. Winter said. terest for Ihe county (luring Ihe period until Ihe money Is needed to build Ihe addition. The commissioners approved the investment of $3,500 in cemetery funds in U.S. government bonds,; Hold Farewell Party yielding approximately 3 percent interest. The county Is required to pay cemetery associations 4 percent interest on Ihe funds they deposit wilh Ihe county. By investing Ihis money in government bonds the county loses only one. percent intere-sl, Auditor Gobi pointed out. Break Ground for New Church Sunday Ground-breaking ceremonies for Ihe now Pillsburg Church of the Brslhren lo be creeled norlh of Iho Plttsburg school will be held Sunday nt 2:30 p. m. (DSTJ. All members, friends and Interested persons arc invited to attend. Plans for construction are scheduled to begin Immediately. Brochures are on hand to explain the details. Ihe Uov. Jack T. of the local Main Two A farewell party in honor of the Rev. A. Dak' Giles, pastor of Iho Wheatland avenue Methodist church, nnd King, pastor street Methodist church, was held Monday noon al Lindesmlth restaurant by. the Cass county Ministerial n.isoclnlinn. Reverend Giles Is leaving to become pastor of Iho Uniondnle church, and Reverend King is leaving to become pastor of the Windfall church. They delivered their first sermons nt those churches Sunday. The Rev. Kennclh Brady, president of Ihe assoclnlion, presided. Expressions of good will were extended fcy the social committee headed by the R«v. Glenn Campton.

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free