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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, June 5, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY CLODPY pcraturc 12 noon p.m., sunrise Thursday 5:18 a.m. INDIANA: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with scattered thundcrshow- ers. Turning cooler north Thursday. Tern- degrees. Sunset 8:09 NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION ( YOUR HOME TOWN :NE\VSPAPER Foi 1844- For All D»p»rt»«»t« pkoitd 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1957. D»y Hud NlKht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents IKE FOR NUCLEAR TEST BAN Explode Atomic Bomb From Captive Balloon Nuclear Device Exploded Five Hundred Feet Above Yucca Flat in Nevada Desert. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP) — An f Atomic Energy Commission device was fired at 4:46 a.m. p.d.t., today from a platform suspended from a captive balloon ground- anchored 500 feet above Yucca Fiat in the Nevada desert. The shot was a device of the Livermore <Calif.) Scientific Laboratory with 45 experiments taken in connection with its firing, including the use of a number of rabbits to determine sensitivity of eyes lo the blast. It was the first time the AEC ever had detonated one of its family of nuclear weapons from a bailoon. Veteran atomic observers described it as one of the smallest ever exploded with a probably yield of only one kiloton or less. The fireball was visible for less than one minute in the half overcast skies just before dawn broke Saalwaechter Receives Call To Richmond West Broadway Presbyterian Pastor Scheduled To Assume New Pastorate In August The Rev. Jacob Justice Saalwae- chter, 34, 406 West Linden avenue, pastor of the local West Broadway Presbyterian church for almost six years, has received a call lo become pastor of the Earlham Heights Presbyterian church a' Richmond, Ind., effective August 1 Reverend Saalwaechter plans to at the AEC's testing grounds some! remain as pastor of the loca. 75 miles northwest of here. ! church through June. He will be Plans called for raising the bal-'on vacation during the month of loon to about 500 feet above the Nevada proving grounds, 75 miles northwest of here, for the detonation. Safety devices which would burn a hole in the helium-filled balloon or split its seams were installed to avoid the "one in a million" chance that the balloon would break free of its moorings. Observers on Ml. Charleston, some 45 airline miles from the site, said no mushroom cloud was apparent. Within minutes all apparent trace of the explosion had disappeared. The AEC had ounccd that THIRTY-FIVE CASS 4-H MEMBERS LEAVE FOR ROUNDUP fallout was expected to be very ^ small and radar cloud-lracking ex-jc. pcrimenls swung into action to [ 0 trace the movement of any radiation-laden clouds. July. The Richmond church is in a new housing development and the congregation there has grown from 160 to 400 members in three years. H has a new educational unit and plans for a new sanctuary. Since he came to Logansport in August, 1951, Reverend Saalwae- chter has played a prominent role in community and interdenominational affairs. He servqd as secretary-treasurer of the Cass county Ministerial association, was a teacher in the Cass county Evening School for Christ, publicity chairman for . Only once previously has a device of such slight force been exploded. Today's blast, equal to ap- proximaisiy 1,000 tons of TNT, was about l-20th the size of the A-bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. in Cass county, and director of the Cass county Home De- monstralion chorus. He also was temporary chairman Favors International Agreement; Inspection President Expresses Opinion That U. S. Will Never Again Explode Hydrogen Bomb Size of Explosion Set Off in March, 1954. Commencement Ends 1956-57 School Year Students Reported To Logansport High School Wednesday afternoon lo Receive Report Cards By MEDIUM AN SMITH United Press While House Writer WASHINGTON' (UP)—President Eisenhower said today he favors a total ban on testing nuclear weapons, provided such a prohibition is linked firmly to an international agreement—backed up by inspection—prohibiting forever the future use of such weapons in war. The President's news conference remarks on bomb testing stemmed from the current controversy over Logansport high school's 86th, the effects of radioactivity gener- commencement exercises in Berry'3ted by such tests. Bowl Wednesday evening will conclude the J95G-57 school year. Diplomas will be granted to 201 seniors during (lie program which begins at 8 p.m. Students returned to Ihe high I school Wednesday afternoon to re- I ceive their report cards and to officially end the semester. Commencement addresses will be given by Miss Ann Grace, Miss Betty Noose and Lance Freehafer. Miss Grace's address is entitled "The Look Ahead," Miss Neese Thirty-five Cass county 4-H club members went lo Purdue university Wednesday morning as delegates to the annual Indiana 4-H Roundup. Junior leaders who are attend-] Adams — Larry Grable and Karen ing include Junanita McCIoskey,jrjlemans- Clinton township; LeAnn Shafer Bethlehem —• Jim and Gene Swank, both of Harrison township; and Donald Barnard, The group was accompanied by. Tipton township. four junior leaders and four adull leaders including Gus Xhias, county agricultural agent. The roundup will conclude Friday and the local delegation will return to Logansporl at 4:30 p.m., Thias said. Adult leaders Include Thias, Mrs. Reba Briggs, Mrs. Lenna Wilson, and Tom Gilliatl. Leaders who drove were Mrs. Patl Nicoll, Miss Ethel Nice, and Fred Bowy- r. Delegates to the roundup are: Ike Confident Girard To Get Fair Jap Trial President Praises Japanese Judicial System And Says Rights Of Accused Soldier Will Be Protected WASHINGTON (UP)—President Tvsenhower said today he is con- ficlent William S. Girard, the American GI, will get a fair trial In .Japanese courts. He told his news conference that the U.S. government will follow the case every step of the way and intervene through diplomatic channels if it appears that any injustice might be done. Kiscnhowcr praised the Japanese Judicial system. He said U.S. legal experts have told him .Japanese courts have been eminently fair in the trials of American soldiers who came under thitir Jurisdiction. Girard, an Army Specialist .1C, l.s accused of killing a Japanese woman, Mrs. Naha Sakai, while she was scavenging for empty cartridge shells on a U.S. firing range last January. Suy Treaty Ksnenllnl TJ.S. and Japanese authorities ' ' nrgued for weeks over who should liring him to trial and the United States announced Tuesday that he would bo turned over to Ihe Japanese courts since he acled "outside" his duties when he fired on Mrs. Sakai. The Defense and State departments rejected demands by some congressmen Ilial Ihe "status of. forces" agreement be abrogated. Spokesmen for bolh departments said such treaties an; essential if the United Stalls wants to keep Its troops on foreign soil. Kiscnhowcr told his news conference Ihe "status of forces" agreemenl did not apply directly to Girard's case since Hie United States has never admitted that il did nol have primary jurisdiction. The U.S. government, he said, merely has decided thai under Ihe circumstances it would be bettor to let th« Japanese try Girard. As for "status of forces" agreements themselves, the President said he believes they generally are as nearly equitable as can bo made between sovereign slates. While some changes In detail might be possible, he sulil, Uiey basically are fair. (The agreements, in general, provide thnl foreign countries shall try American personnel for crimes committed outside U.S. military rcsorva lions.) ol the Cass county Juvenile Court advisory committee, chaplain of Tiplon lodge No. 33, F. and A. M., in Ihe year 1055-56, and served as chaplain of the Indiana House of Representatives and Senate for two days during the 1057 session. A 'member of the Toaslmasler's and Oplimisl clubs, he was edu- calional vice - president of the Toaslmasler's club and chairman of Boy's work in the Oplimisl club. In the Presbytery, he has served as chairman of the Evangelism committee and as a member of Ihe Pensions commillee, as well as temporary clerk. He also served on the Synod's Commitlee of Evangelism. A nalive of Wadosville, Ind., Reverend Saalwaechler received his B.A. degree from Oakland City college in 1»5» and his li.l). degree from McCormick Theological seminary in 1955. He was ordained Sept. 1.1, J048. by the Liberty Association of General Baptist and taken under care of the Logansport Presbytery in September, 1S5I. He served as sludcnl supply paslr i>[ tin; local church until September, l!>54, when he was installed as the regular pastor. He and his wife, the lormcr Mary Holen Fraels, have five children, John, Samuel, Maribolh, Jtulh Ann and Rebecca. City Streets Being Paved Eleven and one-half blocks of streets in Logansport have been resurfaced under the city's annual streel sealing program, according lo Wayne Doran, clly engineer. Longesl stretch was a three- block section of George slreel, be- twoon Twenty-second and Twenty- fifth directs plus another half-block on Sunset drive in the Highland park addition. « Sludobakor Construction company also paved approximately three blocks of Twenty-sixth street, from Broadway to High streel in fronl of SI. .Joseph hospital. Thompson and Doneta Pafichenj, Boone — Kenneth Kneble, Judy Lind, and Shirley Miller; Clay — Larry Kitchell and Karen Felker; Clinton — Courtney Justice, Connie Strasser, and Carolyn Conn; Deer Creek — Joan Wilson, Ag club; and Belly Lou Elliott; Schmoos — Linda Moon; Junior Homemakcrs — Karen Kuns; Harrison —, Carl; Judy Shaft". Newell, John Burrough, and Bnn- nie Buron; Jackson — Marion Pullcn, Douglas Myers, and Pat Ronk; Jefferson — Leonard Gray and Karen G:ffin; Miami — Jeff Bowyer; Noble — Jack Hendryx and Mary Jane Wade; Onward — Stephen Reed and Mariana Hopper; Walton — Don Guy and Dana Trill; and Washington — Mark Miller, Larry Young, Pat Earner, anc In a many-sided discussion with reporters of U;e radiation and bomb testing controversy, Eisenhower made these other points: —He did not believe that this country ever again would test a hydrogen bomb the size of the largest weapon exploded in the Pacific March 1, 1954. That blast caused widespread, damaging fall- —He did not rule out further will speak on "Seeking The Abiin- lesls of smaller hydrogen weap- danl Life" and Frcehafcr has ons, however, pointing out that the 100 Accidents In Cass During First Quarter Tuesday From I to 2 P.M. Most DanRCrous Hour of "Week, Statistics Reveal Traffic accidents claimed one life and injured 48 persons in Cass county during the first quarter ol Ihls year. Sheriff 0. II. Carson and the state police department announced today. County road smashups.accounted for 41 of the 100 accidents, while the remainder occurred on stale anrl federal highways. The summary showed thai Tuesday was the most dangerous day of the week for driving in Cass county. The peak accident hour was 1 to 2 p.m. Leading violations responsible for the accidents were driving on Ihe wrong side of the road, following another vehicle too closely, and exceeding safe speed. For U.S. and stale roads only the most dangerous hour was from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, while on coun- ly roads only Ihe most dangerous liour was from I to 2 p.m. on Friday. In addition lo the one falalil.y, 33 of Ihe accidents in Cass involved personal injury while Ihe remaining (IB involved only properly damage. Indiana's economic loss attributable lo traffic (luring the first 00 i days nf the year was $2li,7H),000, and Ihe county's share was placed al $I1B, 731). The loss was based tm medical expenses, properly damage, loss of time from work by the victims, and related costs. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN CORONER'S OFFICE chosen "So Great, Thy Gift" as the title of his address. Three selections will be presented by the high school band under the direction of William P. Marocco, Lance Frcehafer, student director; and Joseph M. Huffman. The diplomas will be distributed by Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools; and Harold Mcrlz, high school principal, will present the scholarships and awards. Fred Schue will deliver Ihe invocation and Joseph Sabalini, president of the class, will deliver the •benediction. Disarmament Conference Is Recessed Six-Ony Adjournment Called Without Action Tiiken On India's Request To Begin Talks LONDON (UP)—Tlie five-power I-bomb is one of the cleanest weapons devised by the government's nuclear scientists. —He accepted the findings of the National Academy of Sciences that current radiation resulting from tests is not dangerous. He said that opposition to lilfl tests now being voiced by r.ur.'&rous other scientists seems to have a degree of organization behind it. •He expressed Hie opinion that many scientists now disagreeing with the government on fallout are not geneticists or physicists and are, in fact, out of their field of competence. Discusses Khrushchev Broadcast Eisenhower opposed halting bomb tests pending an ironclad disarmament agreement banning, for all time, the use of such weapons in war. Without such an agreement, lie said it would be foolish to fall behind any other nation and this means that testing will have to continue. Other news conference highlights: —The President said the proposal of Communist Parly boss Nikita Khrushchev for withdrawal disnriminient conference broke up «' all foreign forces from t.iM-many for a six-day rece.ss today without '"'KM bo >"> l>fforl to <invc » deciding on"jmii!i'.s demand lo en- w-'dse between the Western Allies. Of all places, lire broke out In the court house basement offices of Coroner M. 1!. Stewart nl 1! o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Stewart was sitting ill n table filled wllh vnrlous bottles working on liia hooliN when n flnnli of flume Unit rcxumblcd nn explosion broke out under the tiiblci. The eighty-four year old coroner fled from tbe blir/.lng and smoke filled room escaping uninjured. Firemen who rushed to the Hcene broiiKhl the blnv.c under control. A radio In the office wns mined nnd stunt; damage wux caused to riirnlHlilnjfs anil medical recorda. . (Phnros-Trlbimo J'hotn-Enifrnving.) Thief Steals Money Sack CAMDEN, Ind. - A Ihicf who entered the home of llarolu Wyutl, proprietor of the Carriden Aul.ii Olhcr resurfacing include' blocks on Cicoll slreel from West Broadway to Linden, one block on Middle street between Burlington avenue and Cicoti. slreel; one block on West Main between Bur- llnglon avenue and Tanguy street; and one block on Melbourne avenue between First street and Eel River avenue. The city streel deparlmenl crews arc working on Vine street lo prepare il for paving. •d two i company garage, n went Tuesday escaped Smallest of English Quadruplets Is Dead LONDON UP — Carol Philp, the smallest nt London's two-day old quadruplets, died in Queen Charlottes Hospital late loday. A hospital spokesman had said Carol's heulUi was giving cause for concern and sho was not responding lo treatment. nl 10:110 p. m, wllh u money suck containing $254.21 in cash and $1511.01 In checks, according lo Wyull's report Wednesday to Deputy Sheriff John Miller and Stale Trooper Dale Douglass. Wyatt said he had taken his money sack home from the garage and laid it down in Iho bedroom at Iho rear of the house while he wenl lo Ihe fronl room lo read the newspaper, He thought ho heard a noise ten mlmilc.i Inter bul when he went to Ihe bedroom and glanced in he sow .no one. He had left a lighl on in Iho room when he wcnl lo the fronl room, but it did not delcr the daring Ihief from entering Ihrough Iho back door, apparently. Wyatt said he assumes the thief walche-d Ihrough a window and Local Derby Is Scheduled For July 31 Soap Box Entrants Will have More Time To Heady Their Curs For Uitf Uace Date of the sixth annual Logansport All-American Soap Hox dcr-j' 1 by on College Hill will be Wednesday, July 111, according Lo an announcement by Derby Director Doug Myers at a special clinic Tuesday night for drivers. Myers explained that Ihe local race, usually held in mid-July, was set back because Ihe All-American finals were scheduled laler this CLINICAL DIRECTOR year on Sunday, August 111. This will' give (Mill-mils more lime to construct and perfect their cars. Tbe racer, which Herman Ncff, Jr., of Flora, drove to fifth place in the International finals last year jaL Akron, Ohio, wns on display nl Ihe clinic. Myers pointed out lo Iho boys presenl Ihe various qualities of Neff's car, which enabled the Carroll county boy lo win Iho Logansport derby and gain a $1,000 scholarship and trophy nl Akron. Forty-tour boys have already en- lercd tho 1957 derby nnd more are Dr. Hoy Cameron Sloan, who was ler the talks. The request fro'ii India threal- iPd a sudden East-West spill, illi Russia support ing il. and Brilain, France, Canada nnd tho United Slalos opposing it. Bul no decision wa.s talu'n pending Ihe long rccT-is for Britain's WliiUnond-ay w o e k e n d national holiday. The talk* resume next Tuesday. Diplomats believe U.S. deiegale llai-ol:! E. Stnssen would He noted lhat Khrushchev in his televised interview Sunday, said nothing about Uie reunification of —lie expressed the hope that Khrushchev's slaloment favoring n first-step agreement lowijivl full disarmament reflected real progress low aril permanent peace. —As for "equal time" on the Russian radio and television to answer Khrushchev, tho President acting superintendent of the Hits Retired Local Physician, Dies inhering Illness Fntal To Dr. Francis Hermann, 80, Of 310 North Street Dr.Franz J.(Francis) Herrmann, no, of :il() Ntrth slreel, a reilrcd local physician dlod at. 2; 15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the SI. Joseph hnsllal. His death followed injuring illness. i native of this cily, he began his medical'practice here in 1II!I7 nl <1M fourth street, later moving to 310 North. He retired Jan. 1, The son of John and Angdine (DcClllers)) Hermann, he wns born July 4, 11)70, and his first marriage; was in I HIM to Honora Mcllale, be ready lo begin presenting Lli; 1 ' said that if the Soviet Union \ranl- r.uw Amcriran first step partial ;<-' d to ask an American to appear disarmament plan Uirii. ! om ' lls frillies ami guaranteed The Sovii-t Union '.bus far h:isjl"al there would be no jamming, exploited the delay in presenting Ihe now American plan with propaganda statement.'; aimed ol cashing in on worldwide fear of further nuclear weapons IMI.S. At today's briof session Ihe conference delegates continued marking lime, awaiting the outcome of Slassen's consnlUilions with his Western colleagues on the new U.S. plan. Meanwhile, British Minister of interference or counter attractions to influence Ihe Russian nudienoe away—then somebody in the American government would be glad to accept such an invitation. Fair Trlnl fur Glriird —He advocated that big Hopiib- lican Party contributors, who nro holding out mm 1 because ijioy di> mil like the size of the federal budge'., look up Ihe actual facts rather than listening so much to f i , ,,i t*i i i n i r VM wufj ill i\t\H) ui iiu ui u munuiu, Spring, exas State hospital from , d| d , ,, m „ wus lod 11)51 unl this month, has been , , M _ DH , .i>. inisirl nliniftnl rli mifll-nn nf ihn I .M. ' * named clinical director of the Lo- who survives. gnnsport state hospital, according T)lo wcll . known p n y a | c |nn attend- to tho announcement of Dr. John |C(1 Canisius college, the University Soulhworth, superintendent. \ o[ Bu f fn | 0i u us |, Medical College Dr. Sloan, who is married and has two children, is residing at Longcllff. He is a member of the Masonic lodge and the Baptist church, and is u Fellow of the expected from the six-county area!American Psychiatric Association to push the entry list past Iho 501 and a member of the American 1 . • I \a .. .l:.._1 -A Hnn A|.. 1 !..« mark. Boys between the ages of U and 15 are urged to register with their nearest Chevrolet dealer, who are cooperating with the Pharos-Tribune and Press and WISE in the saw him lay the money sack down, sponsorship ot the race. Medical Assoclallon. He received' Ws M, D. degree In 1032 from Baylor university, College of Medicine, Dallas, Tex,, after ho also had attended Austin col- logo, Oklahoma university and Texas university. and the Medical College of the University of New York. He was n member of the St. Vliv cent church and the Kafiles lodge. Surviving, wllh tho widow arc several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Kroeger funeral home, where friends may call afler noon Wednesday, The family lias requested thai flowers be omillcd. Funeral services have been ten Inlivcly set for 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent church. '.» ponder what Ihe budget would be loday if the gov- SUite Allan 'Noble urged concen-i P^tisan speeches. He invilcsdUiese ration on a partial disarmament which would be evolved from those points on which Inert; is already a e ™ionl had _ followedJ^j>lnns ,argo measure of agreement. J '" Russia, via Moscow Radio, sent out a stream of statements lo Europe and Aski affirming Moscow's willingness lo dispense with fiir- Uier atom nnd hydrogen bomb tests. It. was understood Ihe Slassen proposal calls for a hall to nuclear lesl explosions and suggest. 1 ; a syslcm of aerial reconnaissance by Soviet planes ovw some eight Western European nations as part of President Eisenhower's original "open skio.s" inspection plan. BULLETIN WASHINGTON UI> —A nuclear phyniclnl gull! lodny then*. IK «vl 4tenci: that the RiinslimK have pro. diici-d llvi- super H-lmmlm similar to (hi! one «ct off by the United SlnUs on Mnrch 1, I!). r iI. WASHINGTON VI' — Tile nd< mlnlKlraUon'H conlrovoj-slul civil rights bill cleared ils find hurdle itt the IloiiHt* lodny when members agreed to cull It up for debate. laid down by Ihe lust Democratic administration. •As for a pending proposal In Congnws to grant a jury trial for persons cited for contempt in civil rights cases, Kisenhower said he agrees wllh the late President William Howard Taft that nn effort to.put .1 jury trial between a court order ami the enforcement of that order is an invitation to anarchy. —He said li'ial if Army Specialist 30 William S. Girard suffers from any injustice .in the Japanese courts, the case will be taken up promptly on diplomatic levels. The President,, however, expressed Unbelief, [hat Ihe Japanese courts will follow their record of the past in such cases and be eminently fair. Girard will be tried on a manslaughter charge for killing » Japanese woman wllh a shell casing on a firing range. —II0 said that as long ns tin 1 Iniv requlriMi il, there run be no American trade wiUi Red China. Bul he thinks in the'long run It may not be possible to prohibit such 'trade.

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