1 MLSL.IW • i.,tu>. Hi 31 Friday Evening, December 6, 1957. Clear Debris, Hunt Victims Of Gas Blast Civil Defense Crews Replace Haphazard Search of Kuins VILLA RICA, Ga. (UP>—civil defense crews moved into the' devastated heart of this small lex-j tile town today to clear debris and j hunt possible other victims of a ; gas explosion that killed at least: 12 persons. | Organized teams replaced the! frenzied and at times haphazard! search Thursday in the smoldering j wake of the blast that leveled five ! buildings. | John Bailey, a city councilman: ^ nd •who worked nightlong with civil defense officials and othed authorities in coun-ting the toll said J2 Muncie Woman Dies in Crash Six Injured On Rain-slick Highway MUNCIE (UP) — Mrs. Affje | Osborne, 48, K'uncie, was killed and six other persons were injured Thursday night in a traffic accident on rain-s!icked Ind. 67 southwest o£ Albany in Delaware County. Taken to Ball Memorial Hospital here were Mrs. Osborne's husband, Alvie, 52; Robert L. Rayburn, 34, Dunkirk; his wife, Helen, 33; their daughter, Kathie, 3; their son, Bobby Lee, 2; and Johnny Stevenson, 9, also of Dunkirk. State police said the accident occurred when a truck driven by Kenneth Penn, 36, Windham, Ohio, Phillip Gene Felker, son of Mr. stalled on the highway. Before id Mrs. Carl Felker, route 2, Penn could set out flares, the Royal Center, was graduated with Osborne car rammed into the honors from the professional ac- rear of the truck. The Rayburn counting course of the Intel-nation- car then rammed into the rear of bodies had becn°found and'icienti- a! Business College at Fort Wayne the Osborne vehicle, tied, and 14 persons were hos-l Thursda y night. Commencement pitalized exercises were held in the college' Civil defense officials had placed ! auditorium. Felker is a 1956 grad- the death count at 16 but appar- uale of Burnettsville high school, ently their figures had contained some duplicatons. United Press completed a thorough check of mortuaries within a 50 mile radius of Villa Rica this morning and it appeared that the count of 12 was accurate unless further victims were found in the rubble of the blasted buildings. The blast, followed by fire, came in 'mid-morning Thursday, when the town's business section was crowded with shoppers. Investigators said it apparently was Expect Rain In State Next Few Days Rain pelted Indiana lightly today grange hall. Grange at Onward Plans War on Rats Plans to destroy rats in the Onward Grange area were discussed by members of the grange at a ineelicg Thursday night in the Royal Center Lions Aiding Scout Troop The first meeting ol' Troop No. 24 was held in the Lions Club rooms at Royal Center Wednesday with future meetings tc be at 7:00 p.m. on each Monday night. The Boys and parents were given a short talk on "What is Scouting" and the future Council, District and local plans tor the coming year by the Scoutmaster. The boys were irstructed on Tenderfoot knots and their use by Wayne Erwin, Jim and Bill Hammer. Tenderfoot and registration requirements were given to the, following boys: William Robinson, Steven Schroder, George Mohler, Glen Schmaltz, Bill Hammer, Jim Hammer, Michael Ranstead, Fred Lind, George Day, Stanley Ellison, Larry Hileman, Mike Evcrnham, Charles Pufah 1 ., Eddie Schmaltz and Garry Winn. The Lions club has named the following tentative Troop Committee, Tom Beckley, Dale English, Robert Jacks, Clarence Campbell, Robert Kleeman, Russell Brown, ivith Assl. Scoutmasters Rev. Robert Bonewitz and Rev. David St. Clair and Bob Hammer as Scoutmaster. Walton | Brazilian Rail Wreck Walton Lodge No. 423 FAM will! p- f i ,. T wo Persons have a meeting Saturday evening rOTOi TO I WO rersori5 at 7 o'clock for work in the EA; degree. Marion A,pple Sr. has boen 'returned to his home from tiie hospital at T.pton. Mrs. Elmer Shuman will enter- lain the Bi-.-thday Club Friday evening at her home. A Christnas program will be given Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 7:30 at the WalU>n Christian Church. Jack, Jay and Janice Smith of Ft. Wayne were the weekend: Read the Classified AoS guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shuman. Mrs. Dulcie Kapp of California visited friends here enroute to vis- FORTALEZA, Brazil (U'P>—Of- ficials announced today that two persons were killed and 30 injured when a passenger train jvmped the tracks near the rural hamlet of Pique do Carneiro Thursday. First unconfirmed reports on the derailment had said the tell of dead and injured may have been 200. Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven FURNACE SMOKING City firemen were called to the Gkn K'.oenne residence, 1603 Wrigjr: street, where the furn*c* was smoking at 10:22 p. m. Thuri- day. and threatened to feature the weather much of the time for the next few days. Showers fell over most o.f th; caused by a leaking gas line in a ' state but by dawn measured less drug store on the main street. ' than one-tenth of an inch. Occa- The drug store is a favorite eat- Isional rain today, tonight and ing place of textile workers, one Saturday was expected to be fol- resident to'.d Unitd Press, and 'the i lowed up by more rain Monday or blast occurred about 30 minutes before the store would have been filld with customers. National Guardsmen patrolled (he blast area during the night to prevent looting and the section Tuesday. The five-clay outlook called for above normal temperatures and one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain. Temperatures between Saturday was roped off to keep away nun-! a nd ni!Xt Wednesday will average dreds of persons who flocked in to 3 to 6 degrees above normal highs watch the search. One of the last bodies recovered Thursday was that of Bobby Roberts, 12, found in a dentist chair •which had rubble. been buried in the Estimate 200 At Auto Show The annual Junior Chamber of Commerce Logansport Auto Show opened Thursday night with an es- ^ to"sof'and"highs'Saturday'from timated 200 persons aUendmg the | 38 ,„ ,. he 50s _ The outlook for Sun . event at the National Guard Ar- day was cloudy and cold with rahl of 33 to 45 and normal lows of 18 to 20. her daughter and family in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Esta Nelson visited last week with her daughter Helan and family o£ Kalamazoo, Mich. Fresh Turkeys Elkins choice Broad Breasted Bronze, oven ready, delivered, 40712 Richard Sparrow, agriculture teacher at Tipton township high school, spoke on the damage done by rats and outlined methods for destroying them. The members decided to conduct an all out campaign against the rodents next Monday. Jim Williams and Ronald Pownell, j;.udcnls at Tipton township school demonstrated how and where to piace poisoned bait to kill the rats. In other business, Raymond GETTYSBURG, Pa. (UP)—Pres- Rced, agriculture chairman, saidjjdent Eisenhower was at his farm members must order fertilizer by today for a long restful week end liie first of the year to be elig- before his doctors determine def- Expect Doctors To Okay Paris Trip for Ike President At Farm For Weekend Rest Before Final Word iale for a three per cent discount. A film on petroleum was shown :by Fred Schmidt of the Logans- day," the outlook said. The mercury reached highs mory on South Cicott street. The opening-night attendance was higher than last year, when about 150 attended the first showing, according to Jim McCord, Jaycee chairman for the show. Doors were open from 7 to 10 o'clock Thursday night and the show will continue during the same hours this evening. Hours for Saturday and Sunday will be 1 p. m. to 10 p. m. 'Colder Saturday with a rising j port fire department and Leonard trend Sunday or Monday, turning: Reid, driving instructor, spoke colder again Tuesday or Wednes- on the points stressed in his ourses. Robert Cole, principal at Tipton township, also spoke. The safety contest was won by Clara Gray, Calvin Alber and Herbert Grant. Jeanne Bowen and Jim Helvie won prize packages. The grange will hold a square dunce Saturday and a Christmas party Dec. 19. Members of tiie entertainment committee are: Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Zell, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Little, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Denny. Mr. and ranging from 45 at Fort Wayne to 58 at Evansville Thursday, and dropped to lows ranging from 3-1 at Fort Wayne to 51 at Evansville during the night. ' Highs today will range from the 50s in the north to the low 60s in the south, lows tonight from the or snow ending. Dukes Hospital Retains Dr. Rourke, Consultant i PERU — Trustees of Dukes Memorial Hospital voted Thursday to retain Dr. Anthony J. Rourke of Rochelle, N. Y. to advise them in the proposed building program. Dr. Rourke is a lawyer and accountant, as well as a physician. He is consultant to the US Department of Defense and has made surveys for Armed Force branch- UN Will Take Middle-road Algerian Course Expect Committee To Adopt Policy Suggested By U.S. UNITED NATIONS (UP)-- The whether he can attend the NATO summit conference in Paris. In Washington, authoritative sources said the President has decided to attend the critical Dec. 16-18 Paris session barring a last- minute veto from his medical advisers or another setback. The doctors were expected to give Iheir final decision about the middle of next week. But tentative plans already were being laid for Eisenhower to fly to Paris, probably a week from Saturday, the sources in Washington said Left Capital Thursday The Chief Executive arrived at his rambling farm home here Thursday. Enroute from Washing- :,lrs. Keith Gundiff, Mrs. Ernes-1 ton, the presidential motorcade .ine Ross, Mr.' and Mrs. Ernest; halted to pick up a young service- Spence and Virgina Spencer are 1 on the refreshment committee. Initiate 15 Into Eagles Mike Gaffney of Milwaukee, Wis., national financial advisor for the Eagles lodge, was the principal speaker when 15 candidates were initiated into the local Aerie United Nations appeared to be! of Eagles Wednesday night.. ready today to adopt a middle- road course on Algeria as suggested by the United States. Western observers expected that a compromise resolution, embodying essentially the ideas of ;a draft introduced Thursday by Latin countries of Europe and South es all over the world. He has a' America, would be submitted to staff of 13 to assist him in hisi tnc main political committee to- work. day. CHECK MARIJUANA EVANSVILLE ('UP)-A 50-acro field in which hemp for rope was grown during World War II to relieve a wartime shortage was eyed by police of two states today as a prime source of marijuana. NOTICE Ol'" ADMIMSTRA'J'IOiV STATE OF INDIANA ) COUNTY OP CASS ) SS: IN TJIK OASS CIRC(7IT COUKT NOV'KMBKU TERM, aOf.7 Xotice_ IK hereby that Klo.'sic Steward. \vns, nn L'Tth dav T November, 11157. appointed Kx- ecutrix of the Last IVill nnd Testament of .Ralph Steward, de- ce.'iypci. All persons having claims against said t-statc, whether or rot no\v du* 1 . must file the name in said court within six (5) n'onths from the date of the first publication of this notice nr said claims will be forever barred. Dated at IjOK.an.iport. Indiana, this 27th day of November. 1'Jfii. KUmibeth Bicker Clerk of the circuit Court for Cries County, Indiana Norman L. Kiosllnx Attorney for ^Estate 11-29 12—6-13 Hope for Peace Tile Latin resolution—sponsored by Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Peru and Spain — would "express ajlain the hope that. . .a peaceful, dsm- ocratic and just solution will be found" for the three-year-old guerrilla war against France in Algeria. Both France and its Arab opponents questioned certain introductory phrases. But Iranian Ambassador Xasrolla Entozam suggested it might very well be approved •unanimously "if amended somewhat." The greatest opposition came from the Soviet Union. .Russian Ambassador Arkady A. Sobolev contended it "defends the old and obsolete cause of colonialism," Vote Talks were given by Ray Ristedt on membership and C. R. •Berndt on Patron Eagledom. Guests were Carl Kreiger of •Huntington, zone director; Don Stewart of Lebanon, state vice- president; Ralph Hileman, Lafayette, state outside guard; William Schlemmer, Wabash, state true- tee; Lyman Sover, Peru, past state ; president; Court Deman, secretary 'of Kokomo Aerie; and William Goris, secretary of Lafayette Aerie. They were introduced by George man thumbing his way back to his base. The President planned a slow, easy day today with nothing scheduled. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower, who arrived after a lunch engagement in Washington, probably will return to the While House Sunday or Monday. Schedule Not Yet Normal Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said Thursday that Eisenhower was not back on a full schedule despite his activities of the past few days. But he said the President's doctors reported Wednesday that "everything was fine" in his recovery from a slight stroke Nov. 25. The lucky hitchhiker picked up Thursday was Jerry Beswick, an airman second cla.ss. from Brandy wine, Md., who wsis returning to his Syracuse, N.Y., Air For^e Base after a visit home. P.M. (C.S.T.), ; OP Ill.'.CKlVI.VG FOR TIIK ITKCIIASi; OK <:AIC KOU THK CITY OKI l.OfiA.VSI'OUT. INDIANA Xotico is ho:*fhy given that tlio ! Board of Public "Work* and Safety of thr- City of Ljotranspnrt, Indiana, •will receive at tlio Office of the Clerk-Treasurer of s«irt r.ity. until the Jioiir of 1:00 .P.M., C.S.T.. on December 18. 1957. jinn led bids for the CurniHhinff of tlin follow Ins materials, jroods, equipment and supplies Cor the City oC Log-iuisport, Indiana, to•wlt: One mntor vehicle for use by tiie Pol'.ce Department nf the City of LoKansp-.trt. Indiana. equipped in accordance with tlio specifications therooC mnv on file In the. Offlcf of the Clnrlc-Trpns- urer of the *?Hy in the Citv Hulhl- inpr, Lotrnnsport. Indiana. All bids, offers or proposals for any :iml nil of such articles shall bo oxemited on the forms prescribed by the State Board of Accounts for the State of Indiana, setting f.-»rth the (ju entity, quality and price of each and every article proposed for sale, and shall in all other respects comply with (he laws of the State of Indiana. thereunto pertaining. A bond or certified check in ado payable to the City <>f IjOKiinsport, 1 ml Ian a, shall be filed with each bid in an amount of at least ten O0 r r>) per c«int of the bid. The ripht is re- oerved to reject any and all bids. Dated at Loprn.nsport, Indiana, this -Hh day of December, 1!'57. R0AT1D OF PT'RMC WOHKS AND SAPKTY OF TITH r-JTY OF LO- OANSPORT, INDIANA. ATTEST KAI^PU a SMITH CLERK-TREASURER 6-13 ing to work out the differences and it appeared there would be a vote sometime today. Another resolution, introduced- nins by 17 of the 29 members of the Afro-Asian bloc, would "recognize that the principle of self-determination people." R. Bender, secretary of the local ,cnss comity, Aerie. . )ropnl - '- PK:d A free lunch and refreshments were served to more than 250 members and their w-ives. Carl Norzinskaiy received the Patron Eagle award. The local drill and degree team will go to Wa-bash Friday night to induct a class in honor of Arthur Ehrmann,. editor of the Eagles magazine, who will speaK. Will Quiz "Roustabout" In Connection With Disappearance of Boy ' BRIGHTON, Colo. TOP)' Indiana authorities were expected to to NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF TJtAXSFtlJIS Notice is hereby Ktven to the taxpayers of the Town of "VValtor Indiana, that th of.[icei p s of said municipality at their reg-u^ai iieetint} plai'.e; on the Ifilh day o December, 11)57, a 1 ; 7:30 o'clocl. O\M tion with the disappearance of Biliy Earl Martin, 7, from his Brazil, Ind., home last August. The suspect was arrested Sunday on a burglary charge In his It was possible such a resolution would get a majority vote in the Political Committee but ii was unlikely it could muster the two- thirds vote necessary in the General Assembly. Burnettsville Jerry McLeland, son. of Mr. and Mrs. William McLeland arrived lome Wednesday morning [or a five-day furlough. He will leave for overseas duty after his visit. Mrs. Helen Gardner and Mrs. Helen Davis spent Thursday in Lafayette shopping. Rhonda Brechbiel was guest of Shelby Davidson Thursday. Mrs. Ima Davidson of Iclaville was guest of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Davidson Sunday evening. disappearance of the Martin boy Deputy Sheriff Bill Kerns said the man admitted he burglarized a private residence where he had been employed as a farm hand. But he told.officers he carried the clipping "just because I was interested in the case." He said he hadn't been in Indiana "for two or three years." Kerns said the suspect had "several aliases and gave his age as 27 although he looks to be about 40." He described the suspect as a ".psychiatric case—we can't get one straight thing out of him about anything." Kerns said he notified Indiana authorities because "we figure he might possibly have some bearing on the case." consider th following- transfers which CjCficers consider necessary meet the extraordinary emergency existing 1 at this time. Transfer from ?:7, Com- pensiitlon at Street .Employees $650.00 to 21. Communications and Transportation $250.00 to 32 Other Supplies Olisc.) 5100.00 tn .12 Street, Alley and Sewer 5200.00 to <:i Oas, oil, tires and repairs $100.00 Taxpayers appearing at sunn fietiiiti' shall have a riKht to b heard thereon. The transfers a finally made will bn automatically referred to the Slato Board o Tax Commissioners, which Boar will hold a further hearing- wlthl fifteen day» at the Count Auditor's Olfice ol Cass County Indiana, or at such other plac as may- be dcsisn&tea 1 . At sue henrinj::, taxpayers objecting t any of such transfers may b hpard and interested taxpayer may Inquire of the County Audi tor when and where such hearin will be held. BOArtD OP TPtrSTEBS o£ th Town of Walton Bobby o. SUisher, President Meredith Baker S. Glenn Garrett Maurice "W. Huslri Thomas Hush HAN-N'A & SMALL Attorneys for Town ol Walton YULE SCHOOL VACATION DELPHI — Christmas, vacation for Delphi school children will begin at 11:15 a. m. on Friday, Dec. 20, and will reconvene on Thursday, Jan. 2. $500,000 FIRE GREENVILLE, Ohio (UP)— Firemen today investigated a j blaze which swept three businesses, in this town near the Indiana border Wednesday night and caused damage they estimated at $500,000. 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