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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, July 9, 1957
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FAIR INDIANA: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. A little cooler extreme south tonight. Tempera' . ~e 12 noon 78 degrees. Lows tonight around 60 north to near 70 south. Highs Wednesday 82 to 87. Sunset 8:15 p.m'., sounrise Wednesday 5:26 a.m. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY £ "YOUR HOME TX>W>T >f£\VSI>APER 1 NCW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For Aft I>*|>nrtmen*» Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1957. lfu-ii Vnltt<l Day nnd TV Price Per Copy, Seven Centt CIVIL RIGHTS TIES UP SENATE Leslie Irvin Reprieved At Last Minute Attorneys for Convicted Slayer Succeed in Obtaining Stay in U. S. Appeals Court MICHIGAN CITY, Tnd. (UP)—A federal judge in a ruling delivered from the front porch of his home Monday night granted a reprieve to Leslie Irvin only five hours before the Chinese execution-style slayer of six persons -was to die in the electric chair. Irvin was convicted at Prince- Ion, fnd., 19 months ago for the killing of W. Wesley Kerr, an Evansville filling station attendant. He also was accused of killing two women in southern Indiana and three members of a Henderson, Ky., family. All of the victims were forced lo kneel with their hands behind their backs and then they were shot in the hack of the head in the style of Chinese executions. Jrvin's head, ankles and wrists had already been shaved for the electrodes which were scheduled to jolt the lite from his body at 1:01 a.m. c.d.t., today, when news of the stay of execution arrived! at Indiana Slate Penitentiary here. Karlier, Irvin's chances to escape the electric chair appeared dim when a federal judge in South Bend, Ind., refused to grant a stay. But attorneys for Irvin, known as Ihe "Mad Dog" Killer, raced against time lo file an appeal with the' appeals court in Chicago i and then to Danville, HI., for a personal appeal to Judge Walter Lindley of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Lindley held, an extraordinary session at his home and granted the 33-year-old former pipefitter a stay of execution about 8 p.m, c.d.l. Lindley said the stay would continue in effect pending a hearing on Irvin's appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, probably in September. IT'S ON TO VALLEY FORGE FOR SCOUTS OF THREE RIVERS COUNCIL fhlirrh To City School Board Decision School City Planning to Keep Property on Southside /is Site for Special Education Building City school board members Men- i day night heard an objection toj their decision to keep school pro- ' perty in the old Hendricks district on the southsi.de near Fairview park. Robert Justice, attorney for the local Nazarene church, urged the .board to complete the 1 sale of: the I property to -the church. Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools, said today the objection stemmed from the present board's action in returning money for the properly which the church had paid to the school city. In a meeting on March 25, the board cancelled former procecd- The Three Rivers Council, Boy'Scouti of America, delegation poses for a piclure before boarding Ihe special car reserved for Scouts ings to sell the property and plan- Knowland Predicts Deadlock for Weeks Threatening Southern Filibuster May Delay Action on Several of President's Legislative Proposals. from this area. (Pharos-Tribune Stall Photo-Engraving.) T Burglars Take $400 From Bus Station, Cafe Burglars, Same Or Others, Net Just $4 from Two Other Local Stores, Logan Tire And Logan Hatchery Burglars lifled $400 in cash from the Indiana Motor Bus Company congressional leaders 'who' mot at and cafe 410 South Third street! u )e white House with Eisenhower WASHINGTON (UP) — Senate Republican Leader William P. Knowland told President Eisenhower today that the civil rights hauls in the Senate could take "tour, six or eight weeks" and possibly longer. The California senator said Eisenhower .was "fully aware" of the possibility that by giving priority to the filibuster-threatened civil rights debate the Senate may be prevented from acting this session on several of the President's legislative proposals. Knowland and other Republican ned to use the site for the proposed special education building. Justicec said he did not deny the need for a school of this type, hut j that he. contested the action taken by the trustees. He did not indicate what action would be taken if the board declined to complete the plan to sell the property. Don O'Neill, president of. tho school board, interpreted Justice's statements as meaning an injunction may be filed if the school city does not. complete Hie sale. The bonrd agreed to discuss the issue farther at a later meeting. Sharp also said this morning that illegalities in the original plans caused doubt as to whether the sale should be made. He also added that work already completed by the architects—Medland and Bowman—on preliminary plans for the special education building will he about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police reported. Two other break-ins during the night netted just $4. Police received the cal! about Hie burglary at the bus station at 2:07 a.m. An investigation disclosed that the thieves cut a hole :n the screen wire at the door at the sou-tl end of the building. The burglar.; then crawled in under a draining bonrd by the kitchen sink then went lo the bus .station ticket office. Picking up a claw hammer they found inside the building, they pounded the safe until it came open. Inside the safe was .-< strong box containing $297 of the company's money. Police could not find the strong box and they believe the thieves took it with them. The burglars took a .section box from the wish, register at Ihe restaurant which had $103. This box was also missing. Police Chief Lee Morris said a heel print found at the scene of the burglary which was identical lo that found at the Cappock's lis morning declined to say whether (lie President approved of the party's parliamentary maneuvers which sidetracked other bills to turn the floor over to the civil rights debate. The Republican leader tersely told reporters that parliamentary ma'lers are "in the hands of the body considering legislation." He said the President "understands" that "if we are lo come In grips with I In- matter" of civil rights legislation, other bills may | get lost in Hie shuffle. Debate Procedural Question Senate Democratic foes of ths administration's civil rights bill raised hopes of a compromise, faying they would "accept" a proposed amendment lo assure jury trials in most rights case* hut would continue lo fight the hill. Knowiami said (his and other amendments were not discussed in detail with Eisenhower. He said tho time for that would be after the Shell Service, 219 E. Market, whichl w ilj Senate acts on whether or not it wasted if the transaction is ma^.: was bl , Dkon ' inlo lasL week ; These plans, he said, will be ready' police Jamboree Scoutmaster Donald Files, loft, gives an assist lo James Hammond, ol Walton, and Ralph Levy', right, of Logan»porl. (Pharos-Tribune Staff Photo-Engraving.) May Switch State Buying .INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Cover- High Court Deliberates Girard Case Supreme Court Justices Will Decide If. Japanese Court Will Try GI WASHINGTON (UP)—Eight Supreme Court justices sit down today to weigh the fate of Gt William S. Girard, whom the Uniled Stales wants to deliver to Japan Jor a manslaughter trial. After hearing almost four hours of argument Monday on the stormy issue, the court took it under advisement without saying when a decision would be forthcoming. Chief Justice Earl Warren gave both sides permission lo file additional data by this morning if they wish. The fact that such a brie-f time was allowed pointed to an oarly ruling. Government "Sellout" Charged Now York attorneys Joseph S . . Bcbinson and Earl J. Carroll, I'"'-'?' hl « hwa y comm.ssionors and 1 public works and supply officials. Charles Maddox, a member of the highway commission, revealed tho group plans lo advertise again for bids for 72 rotary mowers. Lauding accomplished, Scoutmaster Files and Jamboree Asslsl- nnd Scoiitmaster Gcorg« Hosier hoard the train carrying them to Valley Forge, via Washington, D. C. (Pharos-Tribune'Slulf Photb-EnKiiavhig.) Local Scouts Leave To Attend Jamboree ing authority Stale Highway Commission to the Slate Department of Public Works and Supply, his office said today. Handlcy may act by executive order as the aflermath of things that happened in his predecessor's administration as well as his own. In Ihe cx-G-ov. George Craig ad- minislration, a fuel additive known as ""lo" was bought at $1) a gallon compared wioh similar products offered the high-way department at half that figure. A' (\ Monday, two highway com- «.'ssioners cancelled a conlract for the purchase of $37,0211 worth of weed mowers and agreed to re- advertise for bid> because the contractor's bid was t-he highest of nearly a dozen submitted. Handley commented on the possibility of switching purchasing authority after a closod-door meet- P intn s a Thirty-Nine_Boys and Three Adult Leaders Board Stars Clash At St. Louis Pennsylvonia Train at Plymouth. Embarkation of [he Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, proceeded according to schedule Monday afternoon at Plymouth, as 3!) Scouts and 3 adult leaders loaded their gear and entrained aboard a Pennsylvania train for Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the Fourth National Jamboree to be held there, starting Tuesday. Three Ttivers Council Executive Wa'rren Holm said that approximately 80 parents were on hand, to bid farewell lo the group, which was scheduled lo travel lo. Valley counsel for Girard, told the court the constitutional rights of the 21- year-old Ottawa, III., soldier had been "sold out" fay the executive branch of the government for po- lilitial reasons. He said U.S. troops overseas arc immune from local laws. U.S. Solicitor General J. Lee Rankin, spokesman for the government, said American troops are entitled only to such immunity as a foreign sovereign is willing lo permit. He said this country acted properly under U.S.- Japancse agreements in waiving whatever ri-ghts it had in the Girard case. Girard is charged by the Japanese with the fatal shooting of Mrs. Naka Sakai, a Japanese citizen, last Jan. 30 on a firing range during a pause in Army maneuvers. Government Side Favored? The government appealed to the Supreme Court after Federal District Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy on June IB forbade surrender of the soldier to Japan. Since Justice William 0. Douglas already had left the country on vacation the case was heard by an eight-judge court. The mem- hers had obviously studied all documents filed on the case. Questions from the bench, in which all the justices participated to an unusual extent, seemed to indicate a leaning towards government's side. the April Court Term To End This Week This will he the final week of the April term of the ,Cnss circuit court, Judge Clifford Wild said Tuesday. The April term regularly ends .he last of June but it has been extended by order of the judge in recent years to dispose of various contested mallets. There will be special vacation sessions of court between the end of this term and the opening of the September term, but they cannot be held in the regular circuit courl room because it Is In the process of being remodeled. Year's Polio Toll Is Down WASHINGTON (UP) - Public Health Service figures indicate that the oullook for a low po lio toll this yeai' is good. A spokesman .said there were •jnly 1,403 polio cases reported in Iho first 2« weeks of this year, compared to 2,654 in the same lo be advertised for bids in about two weeks. The school city, 'ic pointed out, is already obligated for approximately $2000 in architect tees for the building. In school board action last night, trustees voted additional help for the summer school repair project, School board members also decided, providing appropriations are available, the school city will pay its share lo have Tipton street near Jefferson school, curbed and paved. This is a four-block area. Miss Dorothy Diplxiy-c was hired also .said the Logan Hatchery 024 Michigan was also burglarized. Thieves entered by breaking a window and they (hen pried open (he soda pop vending machine and got $2 in nickels. Burglars got $2 in pennies, nickels, dimes. take up debating tho the bill. It is procedural question of whether to consider it immediately. Son. Richnrd 13. Russell, lender of the southern Democratic fitfiiC against civil rights legislation, snid today he; would accept a compromise jury .'ind qunrter.s from!'/', ., another vending machine at Lo.!^l, rwollld K ° on f '» h "»S «>• trial amendment bill gan Tire Service 2211 W. Market, sometime during Ihe night. Chief Morris said there was a similar pattern evident in the burglaries. school nurse. Miss Di|»boy<2 will work daily from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and wil-1 receive a salary of $3,008 annually. Purchase of school furniture, totalling $5,625.40, was approved, Contracts were also signed for four new teachers, They arc: Pa- ST. LOUIS (UP) — Curt Sim-i J952-6* t was 3,706 cases, consider- •mons, the ace southpaw of period last yoar. Furthermore, i Iricin Gould elementary musi- Ihe "median" figure for the years,II- B 0. .Welborn, speech at the Task Cess Budgets For Next Year Due July 22 lna " llle current Philadelphia Phillies, opposed Jim Cunning, the Detroit Tigers right- •hander, today as the favored National League met Ihe American League in the annual All - Star game. > II was a hot humid day with •a • threat of rain. trond. The spokesman said the service Forge via Washington, D. C., where| Manager Walt Alston of the Na- they will take a sightseeing tour. A rcclining-sent special coach was reserved for the local entourage, a part of an all-Scout Pennsylvania Railroad train scheduled lo run non-slop from Fort Wayne lo the nation's capital. A total of 50 trains will be making the trip to the Jamboree. Local > Jamboree Committee Chairman Ralph Tucker was on hniid to oversee the loading of Scouts and their equipment. It required twelve minutes to load the limbers and 17 crales which will make up the huge Three Rivers Gateway lo be used at the Jamboree. lionnl League decided lo go along with Simmons, who has won eight games while losing four, after debating whether to switch to Johnny Antonelli, the New York Giants' soulhpaw. Ike Cancels News Session WASHINGTON (UP)—President Elsenhower will not hold a news conference this week. The White House gave no reason, but it was noted that the President will have a busy sclicd- has not ma-de a survay to determine how many persons afflicted this year have had vaccinations, So far, there is one trouble spot worrying the public service- Johnson City, Tenn, An export ha-s been sent to keep on eye on tine outbreak there of some 50 cases. However, a spokesman pointed out (hat most 'of -the cases were of the "mi-Id non-paralytic" lype and the outbreak is not considered' great for a population of 23,000. high school; Mrs. Mury Lou McNult, at Riley; and A. A. Johnson, mathematics in Junior High. He will teach until Nov. 15. More Difficult This Ike Selects Vocation Site WASHINGTON' (UP) — Second Band Concert Set- for Wednesday The second American Legion I band concert of Die summer series' under the direction of Dan Mor- dcnti will be presented at the St. Joseph hospital bazaar Wednesday evening slurtlng at 7:30 p.m., according lo Holland Meteor. A program of overtures, popular ule with the arrival Wednesday ot tunes and- marches will be pre- the prime minister of Pakistan. |scnted. White House announced today that "if awl when" the President lakes a vacation this summer he will go to the U.S. naval base on Coaster's Harbor Island off Newport, IU. Ending the guessing about Ihe President's vocation site, ' White House Press Secretary James C. Hugcrty said that the mile-long la- land, with golf, fresh and salt waler fishing and booting available, is Lhc spol picked by President and Mr,?. Eisenhower, Ilagerty said it is "possible" that the President may go to the island in Narragansett 13ay while the Senate is embroiled in its civil rights debate, expected lo lasl i most of the summer, 'Yankee, Go Home/' Shouts Jap Mob TOKYO (UP)—A mob of Communist - led Japanese, chanting "Yankee, go home," staged a noisy demonstration at the U.S. Embassy today In protest against tho expansion of the U.S. air base at Tachikowa, largest, in Japan. An estimated 500 policemen kept the demonstrators in line although there was some scuffling and shoving. The police outnumbered the domonstralors by about two- to-one. Dr. Southworth Denies Peiping Charge Repatriation Was Refused Chinese Patient Charges by Communist China W, Southworth, head of Long-cliff. | canoe Superior Court, that Indiana mental health authori- Tichenor said Tseng enrolled at lies detained Tseng Ku-ang-Chih, 38 detained Tseng Kuang-Ctyih, 38, against his will after he requested to be returned to his homeland were denied Monday by Purdue University officials and Ihe director of Logansport State Hospital. A broadcast by Radio Pclplng charged tiiat Tseng, a graduate student In biochemistry at Purdue, was put in a dingy cell in a mental institution and was "not allowed to see friends or write his mother." Arthur Tichenor, advisor to foreign students at Purdue, issued an immediate denial of the- charge and was backed up by Dr. John Purdue in the fall of 1955 after he had previously been asked to leave at Ohio Stale University, the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland. He said Tseng had been committed to a menial hospital at Baltimore while attending Maryland and had been released in custody of his sister, Tichenor said Tseng developed a "paranoid condition" ^oon after enrolling at Purdue and complained that he was "being persecuted." He was treated at the Wabash Valley Sanitarium here, bub became progressively worse and was committed to Longcliff In May, 1956, by order of Tippe- He was released last monlh and was deported to his homeland June 14. Because of his condition, his records show'thnl a minislcr, a Chicago girl, and some fellow Chinese students were among Tseng was accompanied on Uie I Tscn S' s visitors at the state hos- trip' to Hong Kong by government P! tal ' Thc . minister who visited trip to Hong Kong by government officials. Southworlh said Tseng received Ihe best of treatment while confined to Longcliff. He said the Chinese student -was given ground privileges and was allowed to visit friends in Lafayette and have them come visit him. Dr. Southworth said Tseng was discharged from the local state an agent of the U. S. Immigration Serviac. The hospital superintendent said him was the Rev. Vernon Biglcr, pastor of the First Methodist church of West Lafayette. Tseng had attended the First Methodist church regularly while he was studying for a doctorate at Purdue. Tseng was allowed lo attend the ball games and T;o for walks while he was a patient at Longcliff, Dr. hospital June 14 in the.custody of Southworth said. His treatment was no different from that of any other mentally ill person, he indicated. Year Hccniise of Chnnitc From Fee S y S t c in To Straight Salaries Cass county officials, who are now working on their 1058 budgets, arc requested to turn them in to Ihe county auditor's office by July 'i'i, Auditor Richard Gobi said Tuesday. Thc auditor faces a more difficult job than usual in drawing up Ihe county tux rule for ntxl year because of the c)i;inj;e which Is being made from the feu system lo straight salaries for all county officials under a now state law. To help determine the amount that will be needed each county official along-with his regular bud- gel Is being asked lo submit, un estimate of the fees to be collected by his office for the coming year. The additional income from fees to be turned over lo Ihe county will partially compensate for the incren.se in the salaries of Ihe county officials voted by the lasl General Assembly. Other public officials also are drawing up their budgets for next year, Tho law requires that the budgets of civil cities and towns be published nut later than Augusl 8, and the township budgets must be published in the newspapers not later than August I). The budgets of school cities and school towns must be published by August JO and those of the county by Augusl 1(>. The counly council'will meet September 3 lo consider the various county budgets nnd lax rales, and all local governmental unils must have their budgets for next year on file in the auditor's office by September 7. Thc law requires city councils and town boards to have their budget meetings on August 2ff, while the township advisory boards must have their budget meetings on August 27, and the city school and town school hoards, on Aug. usf 29. The Tax Adjustment board will pass on all of the budgets and rates at a meeting on September itself. The Georgia lawmaker s:iid the amendment was "h i g h 1 y preferred to no jury trial" but nonetheless "not completely .satisfactory-" He left no doubt that if the amendment is agreed to by Iho Senate the battle against the civil rights measure would go on unabated. The compromise jury - trial amendment, offered by Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D - Wyo.l, would guarantee jury trials in civil rights cases where there is a question of fact. Southerners want such trials in all cases brought under the measure, not just in cases where questions of fact are involved. Other congressional news: Information: Rep. John K. Moss (D-Cullf.) joined an Air Force move to strip some of Uii> secrecy away from Iho nation's guided missile program. Thc chairman of a House subcommittee looking into government information policies said there is good reason to modify a Pentagon order limiting disclosure of data about the missile program. He said the; directive would "appear to do more harm to the Air Force missila program than any contribution to Girard: House GOP 'lenders scheduled a meeting with President Elsenhower to lay plans for fighting legislation aimed at scrapping "status of forces" agreements with allies. Opponents also were reported drnfling "compromise" proposals which would tnke Uie teeth from the controversial mcnsure. The House is expected to vole on the bill sometime (his week. Soil Hunk: Thc House was expected to reverse itself and nil- prove a tighlcned-up one-year extension of Ihe soil bank acrcait* reserve program. Only two months ago the House volcd to kill the program. Under a nt'W plan, subsidy payments would be limited lo $3,000 per farmer, total payments would be restricted to 500 million dollars and the Agriculture Department would be barrecf from passing out any subsidies during the closing weeks of the 1958 congressional elections. The controversial natural gas bill squeaked through the House Commerce Committee today by a two-vole margin. The measure would sharply reduce the federal controls that could be Imposed on producer prices of natural gas. President Eisenhower vetoed a similar moas-ure last year because of "arrogant" tactics by lobbyist. He is said to be willing to sign the current mtna- ur*.

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