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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, July 6, 1957
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INDIANA: Fair and a little warmer tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thunder showers likely in evening of night. - 1 Temperature 12 noon 85 degrees. Low tonight 62 to 70, high Sun- clay 85 to 94. Sunset 8:16 p.m., sunrise Sunday 5:24 a.m. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY HOME TOWN KEWBPAPE NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1957. U»lt«d Fr*n Win* D«j M4 .Yllht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents PURGE WRATH SWEEPS RUSSIA LEAVE SUNDAY TO SEE WIDE, WIDE WORLD Local Scouts Will Tour Europe Mark Smith, treasurer of the Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, i» shown giving information concerning foreign currency exchange to Lyle Durbin, and Glen liodinson, standing, as they complete plans for, their European tour, as p»rl of » large American delegation to scouting's Jubilee Jamboree, to be held at Button Park, Warwickshire, England. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Two Logansport Eagle Scoutsl The group will leave Glenview on will tour Europe this summer, following • their participation July 12 to July 18 in the Jubilee Jamboree at Button Park, Warwickshire, England. Lyle Durbin, 813 High street, and Glen Bodinson, 1904 High street, will be a part of the 3,475 boy American delegation representing the United States at the international gathering, which will bring together scouts from 62 nations, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lord Baden- Powell of Giiwell, the founder of scouting. This is the 50th anniversary of the movement he started. Durbin, o[ Troop 7 at the Baptist Temple, and Bodinson, a mem- Monday, July 8 in chartered busses for the trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and attendance at the Fourth National Jamboree from July 12 to July 18. Bnroute Valley Forge, they will visit Washington, D. C. Following the Jamboree, special trains will lake them from New York to Quebec, Canada, and the entire contingent will sail from there on Monday, July 22 aboard the "Fairsea" of_the Sil-mar Line, and will arrive in Plymouth, England on July 30. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are scheduled to visit Sutton Park on August 3, and the Duke ot Gloucester will per- ber of Post 208 at the Shrine club, form the opening ceremony of the will leave Logansport on Sunday, \ Jubilee. Jamboree. and will gather with the rest of the contingent from Region 7, at Glenview Naval Air Station, near Chicago, for pre-departure orientation. Following the gathering, I'.-.e American contingent will divide in- frorn LeHavr« on August 26. Durbin and Bodinson are expected back in Logansport on September 5. Their European itinerary is as follows: from the Jamboree, the boys will travel to London for sightseeing and conducted tours. They will travel from London to Lucerne by train. After a one-day stop, they will proceed to Venice, where they, will spend the day sighlsee- Dedication of Truman Library Is Scheduled Distinguished Gathering Converges on Independence, Missouri, for Today's Ceremonies. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (UP)Battle Move To Cut Soil Subsidy Plan Senate - 'House Conference Committee Says Condition Warrant Continuance Program WASHINGTON put a stop order today in the path Former President Truman climaxes' years of planning to preserve his official papers in the dedication of the Truman Library today. The former President, the center of as much attention as he has I had since leav- ling the White House will present the 21-mii- lion dollar library and contents to the government i n ceremonies this aft(UP)—Congress ' e'rnoon. r __ ___ _ a _ t _ Chief Justice of administration plans to sharply. E ? rl Warren cut back on soil conservation sub- wil1 be tne main sidies to farmers. speaker at the The administration wanted to dedication cere- drastically curtail the 1958 sub . > monies. He heatl- sidies for certain conservation. e " tlle JlSt ° c practices and drop others outright. That would add to the already huge stocks of government- owned surplus crops. But Congress reacted quickly Holiday Toll Lags Behind Predictions Reports Cheer Traffic Safety Experts; Crownings Claim 130 Victims By UNITED PRESS Motorists streamed onto national highways Saturday heartened by reports from safely experts that fatalities on the third day of the holiday weekend had fallen short of pre-holiday estimates. It appeared, in fact, that careful driving might result in a better highway record than a normal period of the same duration at this time ot the year. The Na- I tional Safety Council had forecast 535 deaths by midnight Sunday, | August 11 at Camp McCoy, Wis., and expressed hope the toll would ] it was reported Saturday by M/Sgt. Dewey Howard of the local Head- Fate of Fallen Leaders Still Remains Mystery Boss Nikita Khrushchev Has Solid Backing of Soviet 1 Defense Minister Marshal Zhukov. MOSCOW (UP) — New charges were leveled today against (lie deposed Stalinist "anti-party" group and it appeared certain they faced final expulsion from the party, Jf not trial on capital charges. 178 Guardsmen To Leave For Camp July 27 Local Units To Participate In 16-Day Summer Training At Camp McCoy, Wis. MOSCOW (UP)-The public outcry against the deposed Stalinist "anti-party" group mounted today in intensity and ferocity across the length and breadth of the Soviet Union. But there was still no official word on the ultimate fale of mer field training from July 27 to after the administration's quietly- drafted plans came to light when a secret Agriculture 'Department memorandum came into the hands of several congressmen this week. A Senate-House conference committee, reporting on a compro- be closer the normal four • day count of 465. Multiple accidents, however, had already raised the count to 223, a survey by United Press at the 63 some 2,000 out-of-town guests pres- h . our point| B ajn< c , d _ t _ Sa t ur day, Harry S. Truman ent for the library dedication. The day's festivities begin with a parade and a cornerstone laying ceremony. . Prominent persons on hand included former President Hoover, revealed. Deaths by drowning reached a staggering 130. There was also 1 fireworks death, 7 dead in plane crashes, and miscellaneous deaths Mrs. Eleanor Boosevelt, former \3W. numbering 28. The total thus far: quarters company. Participating in the maneuvers from Logansporl will be 11 officers and 72 enlisted men of Headquar- of the late Josef Stalin. The official Communist Party newspaper Pravda said a "wave of popular wra-'.h against the anti- LONDON (UP) — Nlklla S, Kliruschev dccl a rcd today that the three deputy premiers fired and refused could cnlcli Stales. to believe up (o the Russia Untied lljlbbub, t t^Ul III l; £ VII a tVlllplU , m-ise multi-billion dollar Agricul-1 "• ture Department appropriation bill, said "flood and drought conditions in much of the nation make is imperative that all 1957 (conservation) programs practices be continued." The committee also had reached its agreement secretly a week Truman cabinet members, gressior.al leaders from b,oth parties and educational and cultural leaders from throughout the na- Built From Donations The modernistic library, built from public donations totaling more than the .$1,750,000 cost, houses Truman's official papers and mementos of his office. It was expected to become a center of study for students and historians ago. But it made the report pub- °' the Truman period — the end to 11 parties for two weeks' louring .August 26, arriving in that city on in Europe before sailing home'September 4. . Stormy Weather Ends; Rivers Approach Crest Hoosiers Welcome Return of Normal Summer Temperatures; Floods Appear Over. Temperatures headed for more I state. summery levels today in Indiana 1 The Wabash will crest at Bluff- as Hoosiors cleaned up debris left I i on late today about a foot below by violent Fourth of July windstorms and braced for flood crests along major streams. High readings of 90 were due Sunday after & brief respite from warm and humid weather which came when severe storms raked the state Thursday 1 . Dozens of cities and towns hit by gale force winds hauled away debris an.d repaired damage. Others swept by flash floods cleaned up the mud. Meanwhile, the crests o[ streams riled by rains up to four inches deep rolled southwestward even before major streams had dropped to normal from flash floods a week earlier. S:>uth Bend reported fl ,thundershower with .07 of an'inch of precipitation this morning. Otherwise, Irvin Ruling To Be Given Next Monday Federal Judge Lynn Parkinson Will Decide If Slayer Keeps Appointment With Death SOUTH BEND (UP) — Federal Judge W. Lynn Parkinson lute Friday announced he will rule at , 9 a.m. Monday whether condemn- Hauto south the river rise willj ed killer Leslie .. Mnd Dog " irvin its previous crest, and. at Wabash late Sunday about 1 to 2 feet below the earlier crest. At Lafayette, the stream will crest Sunday about 4 to 5 feel below the earlier rise. From Te-rre no further rain soaked the soggy I rate of fall. only slow the fall from the previous flood. Rises will be moderate on the White River. At Muncic, a crest today will be about 3 feet tower than last week. At Anderson, a crest tonight will be 5 to 6 feel lower than last week. At Indianapolis, the crest Sunday will be about 7 feet lower Uhan a week ago. Spencer will have a slight crest Monday about 8 feet lower than before and below Spencer the upstream water will oniy retard the will keep a scheduled rendezvous with death in the electric chair at-Indiana State Prison that night. Parkinson delayed.the ruling at the end of a one-day hearing at pipefitter did not get a fair trial when he was convicted in the slaying ol W. Wesley Kerr, an Evansvillc service station operator. Irvin was present in the courtroom when Parkinson made his Far West Still Dazed By Super Atomic Blast Largest Nuclear Explosion Ever Set Off in U. S. Equalled 75,000 Tons of TNT. ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. (UP) —A dazzling blast equal to the force of 75,000 tons of TNT left westerners today with a faint glimmer of what an atomic conflagration could be like. The detonation Friday of .atomic device Hood hit areas hundreds of miles away with the dou-ble- barreled effect of light and sound. The flash, appearing sun - like over the arid wastes of the Atomic Energy Commission's test site near Las Vegas, created a false 'dawn in Los Angeles some 300 miles westward. Observers from »s far north as the Canadian border and south to the Rio Grande *aw the glow. Twelve hundred miks from the test site, over the Pacific, an airline pilot reported seeing the light. Hood's sound, traveling in the wake of the flash, came as rumbling jolts. They startled' thousands of- Los Angeles area residents from their beds 25 minutes aiftor zero hour at 4:40 a.m., p.d.t. First reports said there was no damage to private property. But 12 hours later the AEC learned shock waves bouncin-g ofif a thin layer of air below the^stratosphere had shattered windows and dented metal sides of buildings at a mine 35 miles north o{ the test site. Heat estimated at nearly a million degrees Centigrade was an added effect of Uie detonation. authorized LUCY win siJciiu but: utij aiuuwcv in/on foot 'and by gondola A mo, £*«, nmg train will convey the group from Venice to Rome where they will remain for two days' guided sightseeing by molorcoach. Leaving Rome the Scouts will journey to Nice, and from Nice to Paris, where they will stay for two days. They will travel from Paris to LeHavre by boat-train, and will sail on the M. V. "Fair- sea," bound Jor New York, on lie Friday following disclosure of the,- department memorandum detailing the conservation cutback; Ordering no changes in the pro- million dollars for 1958 conservation measures — the same as this year's level. The bill is scheduled for floor action Tuesday. of -World War II, the' birth of the United.;Yatjons,.. and the ...Korean War. Truman insisted that all records —Whether reflecting criticism or credhV-ibe included, His papers alone number three and one-half million. • The library first was opened to the public briefly Friday as TruSovicl: Senate Republican Lead-1 man i beaming and obviously deer-William F. Kaowland (Calif.) said the Kremlin's political shakeup may result in a" Soviet shift in tactics but not in long - range objectives. "It looks to me," he said, "like they've got just a different combination running things in the Kremlin." Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the purge oC several top Russian leaders -represents a "new Soviet challenge ...that makes our job tougher, not easier." Information: The House Government Information Subcommittee planned to ask Navy. and Air Forte informatlo-n chiefs Monday if they knew of any cases where newsmen "purloined" secret information. The Army , Maj. head of lighted, took 200 persons on tour, played a piano so;o, and received gifts for the library ranging from a set of master keys to an organ. The former President also exhibited a sun dial in what will be the rose garden of the library, and gave a brief dissertation on how to tell time. Jt took the country 40 years to set up time zones, he said, then "some crazy goot got this idea about Daylight Saving Time but I'm not going to pay attention. I'm going by this sun dial." Otic - Story Structure The library is of Indiana Hme- Oh;o led the state-by-state count with 19 deaths. California, reported 18, Pennsylvania 17, Texas 16, Michigan 14, Oklahoma 12, and New York 10. The worst traffic disaster, a car -.truck collision near Copemish, Mich., killed seven persons Friday night and injured three others. All seven dead were occupants of ters company one officer and 211for "anil-party" activities tried to enlisted men of Ihe medical unit, change the Communist Party line and five officers and 68 enlisted men of the Tank company, 90 mm. The 16-day training period will be the 10th consecutive postwar summer training period for the 38th Infantry division of the Indiana National Guard. The division trained at Camp McCoy last year for the first time. It trained at Camp Atterbury Ind., in 1948, 1949, and 1950, and at Camp Grayling, Mich., from 1951 through 1955. Outline Training Program Training this year will emphasize proficiency for small units and for individual soldiers, extensive firing and practice with individual a car with Arkansas lie ens eland crew-served weapons, and depletes, police' said. There was a rash of deaths involving persons in show business. ••' At Belle Fourche, S.' D., a broken-ladder -rvm>g sent a h i g h stand performer plummeting 82 feet to her death. Mrs. Ethyl C. Hamilton, 55, known as Ethel D'Aroy, was giving her farewell performance before retirement, when the accident happened. At Prescolt, Ariz., rodeo performer Odis Sullivan, 27, was trampled I the local ar: to death in a Brahma bull-riding 1 J"'y 26, am contest. Powder Puff Derby Pilots Streak East Forty - Nine Women Fliers Begin Race From California To Philadelphia SAN CARLOS, Calif. - (UP) — — „ ._ ... _ . For.ty-inine planes and their women stone facing, and is in a crescent! pilots and crewmomibers. took off S. Meloy Jr. testified this weejc he never encountered any such cases. Loyd Wright, head of the controversial Commission on Government Security, alleges there were cases where newsmen wrote "dark chapters ot betrayal" by publishing secrets. Television: The Federal Communications Commission — in a which Irvin's attorneys contended 'memorandum^ directed at^ Con- the 33-year-old former Evansville -i.-jr-.n- • j gress — steadfastly maintained it has the power to authorize pay- as-you-see television on a test basis. Chairman Oren Harris ID- Ark.) of the House Commerce Committee had protested the FCC's announcement May 23 that it has such authority regardless of or "J" shape on the crest ot a knoll. It is a one-story building wi-th a full basement containing "0,000 square feet of floor space. Public areas include an auditorium seating 250 persons, two museums areas, a replica of the President's office .in the west wing of the White House, and library space. Truman gave his personal collection of 10,000 books to the library, but it was expected that most of the study there would be of the presidential papers by university students and historians. "The president's job," said Truman, "is the most powerful in the history of the world. People should understand it better. I hope youngsters will come here decision to postpone the ruling; He,whether it formally states its rea- appeared calm and chewed gum sons . throughout the lengthy proceedings. His ankles were chained together as a testimonial to his prowess as an .escape artist, but his hands remained free. Immediately after -Parkinson's announcement, Irvin was whisked back to Michigan City to sweat out the weekend in his cell in death row at Indiana State Prison. New Post Office • To Open Monday The new Royal Center post office will be open for business Monday morning according to the announcement of Dick Seward, postmaster. The work of .moving -from the old post office next door 1 to the new . building was underw-ay Saturday. The change had been scheduled for July 1, the date that tha post office advanced from third class to second class, but the work of preparing the quarterly reports necessitated the postponement, it was reported. Hells Canyon: Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) challenged President Eisenhower to make public the "full tacts" about the fast tax- write-off benefits granted Idaho Power Co. lo construct Hells Canyon dams. Kefauver, who heads the Senate Anti - Trust Monopoly Subcommittee investigating the case, suggested Eisenhower doesn't have nil the facts concerning ',hc write-off grant. .Idaho Power since has rejected the special tax benel'its. New Clerk Assumes Office at Galveston GALVESTON, Ind. — Mrs. Jean Taylor has been sworn in as the new Galveston town clerk, according to the announcement of the town board. Beginning Monday, the office in the city building will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This, schedule will continue until July 20. After that date the hours daily will be from 9 a.m. until 12 noon Monday through Friday. early today at 15 second intervals in the Uth, annual "Powder Puff Derby" across Ihe middle of America. The pianos lined up along the •taxiway and at 8 a.m. the first was lo head down the 3,000- foot runway on the first leg of a 2,587-mile race to North Philadelphia Airport in Pennsylvania. Last year's winning team of Mrs. Frances Bera and her co-pllo-t and sister, Mrs; Edna Bowcr.'were entered in the race. Both are from Inglewood-, Calif. Originally 51 planes had entered the contest, but two dropped out Friday. Ninety-four women are taking part in the derby of single engine • airplanes, none wl'Ji en- | velopment of leadership in noncommissioned officers and small unit commanders. Recruit training will be different this year, Sergeant Howard said. Those who have joined the Guard since February 15 will concentrate on basic training, while the other will be given advanced training. An advance detail, consisting of a truck and jeep with trailers loaded with equipment will leave •mory at 6 a.m. Friday, bull-riding 1 Ju 'y 26 . and a -motor convoy will ieave the armory at 6 a.m. (he following day. Some of the local Guardsmen will go by chartered buses leaving here at midnight Saturday, July 27. All will arrive at Camp McCoy Sunday noon. The camp is approximately 390 miles northwest of Logansporl near Sparta, Wis. Regular army Instruction and inspection teams will be present to assist with training. Although the G-jardsmen will live in barracks at Camp McCoy, every unit will devote at leasl 36 hours to exercises away from the camp on the extensive McCoy military reservation, and al leasl 16 hours of this training will be at night, Sergeant Howard said. Every effort will be made to .simulate combat conditions in training. Realism will be stressed in the training exercises. nnd sludy and become better cit- S" les morc powerful than 230 ing or regular part-time teachin, izens." Bert Grauel Passes Away Bert Grauel, 67, route 1, Lucerne a retired Cass county farmer, died at 7:10 j.m. Friday at the Huffman nursing home, after a Jong illness. Born in Cass county on Dec. 8, 1889, he was the- son of Simon P. and Ida B. (Fansler) Grauel. Survivors are his wife, Eva P.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Wilburn, 1719 East Market street; six grandchildren;' three great-grandchildren; a brother, Jacob, route 1, Lucerne; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Harmon, route 1, Twelve Mile, and'Mrs. Anna Gaby, city. A daughter, Margaret,.is deceased. Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton mortuary after 7 p.m. Saturday and last rites.will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Metea Baptist church. The Rev, M. L. Robinson will officiate and burial will be in the Metea Baptist cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour. horsepower. The route to Philadelphia will carry them across Reno and Elko, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Rock Springs and Cheyenne.Wyo.; North Plalte and Omaha, Neb.; Moline, III.; Fort Wayne, Ind,; Akron, Ohio, and Harrlsburg, Pa. The contestants race for a purse of $25,000 with the winner receiving cash award of $800, second place $600, third, $500, fourth, $400 and fifth, $200. None of the women will be allowed to fly at night or in bad weather and each must hold a valid private pilot license and have a minimum of 25 hours of cross-country time. All of the racing planes must be "stock" models with no "souped- up" engines. Under the' rules, the first contestant to cross the finish line may not necessarily be judged the winner. The pilot whose aircraft averages the highest ground speed in relation to her "par speed," or handicap established each year for every make and model eligible for the race, will take home Ihe prize money. Three Accept Teacher Jobs Mrs. Harry Hashborger, Mrs. R. G. Fiory, and Mrs. Harry Armington, all of whom taugh!, last year, have accepted teaching positions for the Cass county religious education classes for the coming year, it was announced at the meeting of the personnel committee of the Board of Weekday Religious Education Friday evening. Applications for substitute tcach- may be obtained from the Rev, M. L. Robinson, chairman of Ihe personnel committee, by telephoning 3941, according to the Rev. Glen Campion, chairman of publicity. Other members of the committee are Fred Moore, Mrs. Russell Morrical, Rev. Harold King and Miss Helen Boatty, who served as recorder. Dr. Brice Fitzgerald, president of the organization, and Miss Marie Gillespie, consultant to thn committee, also attended the meeting. Wabash River Crests Here at 10.3 Feet The Wabash river crested in Logansport at 10.3 feet at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, according to Frank Elmlinger, local- weather observer. By 7 a.m. the river had receded slightly to 10.2 feet, the river gr>ge showed. The crest was only three-tenths ol a foot higher than had been predicted by the Indinnapolis Weather Bureau^ The Weather Bureau has shown remarkable accuracy this year in its predictions ol th« river height. party group of Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovich has been sweeping the U.S.S.R." Full Military Backing The shakeup, directed by Communist Party Secretary Nikila S. Khrushchev, has received the full backing of Sovicl Defense Min- isler Marshal Georgi Zhukov. Unofficial public accusations against the trio already have gone far beyond the official attacks on them. T.'.ie strongest official blast came •from the armed forces news-paper Red Slar which accused the Molotov group of "conspiring" to "remove the elecled leaders" of the Communist Party. This is in itself went beyond the previous accusations of "dogmatism" and "/action-alism." Public speakers at thousands of mass rallies throughout Russia went even further. They denounced the trio for "vanily," "lust for power" and of "dirty .sabotage." Trio Out Of Sight There has been no official word on the whereabouts of Molotov, Malenkov or .KaRan-ovich. They have not appeared in public since June 38 '— 10 days before the party Central Committee meeting that resulted in their ouster. The continuing shake-up in government and party Friday saw two more deputy premiers dropped from cabinet posts. They were Mikhail G. Perv-ukhin and Maxim Saburov who lost their posts as first deputy premiers. PervuWiin presumably remained as minister of medium 'machine building. Saburov was out altogether. (Moscow Radio, in a broadcast beamed toward N'orth America, said Hie Molotov group objected to the Soviet. Union's "policy for peace and were trying tx> hamper its implementation." ("They were planning to change the policy," the broadcast, monitored in London, said. "But now these plans have been frustrated nnd denounced by our party and people.") Pravda also .-iccusnd Die Mololov group of trying to sabotage the Soviet agricultural program which is aimed at catching up with U.S. production. H said the former Soviet leaders opposed the abolition of compulsory grain deliveries, as a move to step up production, Almost immediately after the current shakeup began, the government announced that such grain deliveries would no longer bo required. Combining of Wheat Begins First wheat of the I9!">7 harvest arrived at local grain elevators this week, bringing $1.90 per bushel for that part which did not test above 14 per cent moisture. Some of the wheat, affected by the wet wcaiher, tested J5 and 15'A percent, however. The elevators pay less than regular market price for any wheat testing more than 14 percent moisture. The marltPl price for No. 2 wheat had dropped to $1.88 per bushel Saturday at the local elevators. It is customary for the price to decline as the new wheat pours into the market. The combining of the new whcajt began almost simultaneously on several farms south of Logansport late Tuesday and Wednesday morning. None of the farmers has reported the number of busheli per acre being harvested.

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