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Logansport — Low tonight zero to 10 .-above. Thursday fair and warmer. High today 8 above at noon, 3 above at 6 a.m. Sunset today 4:21 p.m.; sunrise Thursday 6:56 a.m. Friday outlook: Fair and warmer. I.OGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY ( "YOUR HOME TOWN KETWSPAPER ) NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All iDcpm-lin Phone 41141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11, 1957. Full-Leaned Unl ted Pre«» "Wire* Dny nnd Price Per Copy, Seven Cents DECORATE COURT HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE NEAR ZERO TONIGHT QUIZ GOVERNOR Will Hqndley Seek Senate? No Answer INDIANAPOLIS frU'P) — Governor Handley is not quite so "optimistic"—just "hopeful"—that Sen. William E. Jenner will change his mind and run for reelection next year. Handley gave that view to a news conference late Tuesday, and at the same time refused to be BENSON Three court linuse employes, Mrs. Ernest Bookwalter, Mrs. Melvin Ringle and Miss Wilda Sutton, complete the annual task of decorating the court house Christmas tree. The annual Christmas party for court house employes at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 will include a gift exchange. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Favors Lower Price Aid on Basic Crops CHICAGO (-UP)'- Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson.said today he will ask Congress for discretionary auihority lo lower price supports on bas:.c farm crops. Benson told the American Farm Bureau. Federation at its annual convention he will urge that "additional administrative discretionary auihority be provided for set- I ting price supports tor-basic crops between 60 per cent and 90 per cent of parity." Under the present !aw the price pinned down on another question: Will he be a candidate lo succeed Jenner in the Senate if Jenner keeps his promise lo relire in 1958? Handley parried queslionj from newsmen searching for a clue lo Warming Trend Is Forecast For Thursday Most Highways In Cass County Reported Clear The weather man expecled' to "zero in" again tonight. , „ -. , , Unofficial low temperature read- his intentions. He did say he was! i, lgs Wednesday morning in the "hoping" Jenner will reconsider, Logansport area ranged from one ike's Good p| an N CW City Health Sparks NATO Chiefs WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower waded- today into Board of Works to Discuss Proposal preparations for next week's | .Erection of new street name heads-of-slate Paris parley thai, !'« ns f a number <if Logansport in- has been suddenly invigorated by i '^sections will be discussed at his ability to attend. \ lle regular week y board of public „. ... , ,, „_ ,,. works meeting Wednesday after- The decision of the 67-year-o < t ft * buildin / President to go despite a mild •; ''; stroke 16 days ago sparked new ' A representative of Lyle Signs, hopes at home and abroad that I:nc - o[ Minneapolis, Minn., was the North Atlantic Treaty Organi- scheduled to show samples of his zation (NATO) summit conference i firm ' s ^"s to the board, will succeed in producing new j V/ayne Doran, city engineer, said unity and an answer to Russia's '. that while a detailed survey of missile-scientific threat. | the street name sign situation has The President, given a medical; not been made, there are an esti- go-ahead Tuesday to make the 1 ™ 1 " 1 several hundred inlersec- trip, scheduled a morning conference with Secretary of State John Uons in Ihe city which "'have no signs at all or signs that Jire all Foster Dulles. They were expect-'out illegible. ed to discuss U.S. proposals to be One area in the LONGCLIFF Dr. Dorche Dies; Headed Clinical Staff pro- northwestern section .of the city is almost totally without street name signs, while! presented at the meeting. The team of six "doctors nounced the President in "excel-1 some streets in the eas; end are lent" physical condition in a While i without signs for several blocks, House announcement late Tues-i Doran reported, day. The announcement said he | Doran said lack of sign* deiiignat- was sufficiently recovered from j ing streets has caused some con- the Nov. 25 cerebral atlack lo go fusion for people unfamiliar with to Paris. Western European leaders re- and cited "a great deal of pres sure across the nation" lo keep Jenner in the Senate. But asked if he was as optimistic as a week ago thai Ihe fiery Bedfor-d lawmaker would bow lo that pressure, Handley replied: "I won't say that I'm as opti- mislic as I was, but I'm very, very hopeful." Fourth To Quit Eleven days ago Jenner startled Hoosier polili.cal circles by announcing he will not be a candi- dale for renominalion at next summer';; Republican State Convention. He became the fourth GOP senator lo bow out of the 1938 race—which Republicans hoped would result in Iheir recaplui-e of Senate control from the Democrats. • Since his announcement, Jenner has been on a "hunting trip." He spreading gravel on the hills. Brrrrr, IT'S COLD degree below zero lo four above. A return of the weal her picture Is forecast for tonight. When temperaluriss are to . be near zero —either side. But its to be fair and warmer — in the 2fl's — Thursday. Tuesday night's near-blizzard slowed city streets and highway traffic for a few hours. Most stale highways in Cass county were clear ot ice and snow Wednesday noon, according to state police and sheriff reports. U. S. highway 35 and state road' 25 were reported clear and U.S. • highway 24 was reporled slick; only in spots. Slate road IS, however, was still icy, r. was reported. Stale highway crews were busy spreading calcium chloride and, A Logansport woman braces against the cold winds in (he down- cinders on the rosds, while the!(own area Wednesday morning. The weather man forecast another counly highway department was "near zero" blast tonight. support floor under basic crops has been unavailable for comment can not be lowered beiow 75 per [on Handley's plea last week that cent of parity. he reconsider. Benson proposed the step as one Handley said he still hasn't move in a gradual program to take j made up his mind about running "the dead hand of government" for the Senate, and said "no coin- out of American agriculture and rnenl" when asked wha'. his deci- bolster the free enterprise system, sion would' hinge on. He said there "Ours is a dynamic industry,"!were he sold, "it cannot and should not be regimented and controlled by the dead hand of government." Suggests Bipartisan Commission Benson told the nation's largest farm organization that he seeks, "no additional iiuthority for myself." "If the Congress feels that such discretionary authority should not be lodged in the hands of any one person, a bipartisan commission might be appointed to assist the secretary of agriculture in the determination of price support levels," he said Benson said tnat when he and his aides go before Congress they will: could "many" -gcod men" who fill .Tenner's shoes but A 24-hour snowsliirm, borne by blustery winds, howled across Indi-: ana and dumped some areas with as much as a 7-ir.ch blanket of white amid near-;iero temperatures. At least three deaths were blamed directly or indirectly on the snow, which blocked secondary highways and snarled traffic in a laughed off a suggestion that he : tier of northwestern counties. Two name them. A reporter asked the governor if he would campaign on Jenner's record should he decide to run for persons fell dead of heart attacks while shoveling snow at South Bend, and an Indianapolis motorist was killed when his'car skidded senator. Handley replied hj agreed Jon an icy pavement. with Jenner on most. points, but! Schools were closed through declined lo elaborate. Jenner, an outspoken foe of foreign aid, Communist subversion, and federal control of state affairs, is considered an "old guard" Republican. He was a friend of the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (H- Wis.). Handley said within a week or 10 days he will call a meeting of his department heads to begin —Make specific proposals that] planning a legislative program for "would have the over-all effect of giving farmers more freedom' in deciding what crops they would, grow and market." the 1959 General Assembly. Platform Unplanned "I haven't given any thought," he said, to a party platform for acted to the news with a sigh of j local post office. the neighborhoods, and one complaint was even received from the former clinical director of the i Logansport state hospital, died relief. Reaction also was favora-| T iie sign firm representative said! Wednesday morning in the St. 11 f >t ft~ • r _j_ i _ _° . _'_ _ _ . i TJVfsn/iic? h/ic-nif a I TTi/ancfiiM 711 ble from 'two Congressional delegates to the NATO parliamentary conference. Symbol of Peace Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel' (R- Calif.) said "the President is a symbol of mankind's desire for| peace. His attendance. . .will as sure constructive action in strengthening NATO's defenses." Sen. Estes Kefativer (D-Tenn.) said "I hope that he (Eisenhower) will conserve his strength. But his presence there will be very important." White House Physician many cities in Indiana have adopt- Francis hospital, Evanston, ill. ed a policy of erecting or replac-j Since 'his resignation as Longing a set number of signs: each j cliff clinical director on Sept. 2, year. Gen. Howard McC. Snyder and Maj. John Eisenhower, the President's son, will accompany him. Eisenhower will stay at the American embassy. " The White House • medical announcement Tuesday indicated the President is still suffering from a slight speech difficulty. But the statemenl said it has "continued to improve and in ordinary conversation was almost impossible to detect" except by trained ob- Injured Trooper's Condition Serious State Trooper Oscar Mills, 28. of Flora, remains in serious condition in the St. Elizabeth hospital,' Lafayette, from injuries suffered in an auto accident on November 30. There has been no significant change in the injured trooper's condition since the accident, according to the attending physician. He suffered fractures of the skull and leg when his patrol car smashed into a corn crib after clipping the rear of an auto which made a left turn in front of him. Cass Schools' Yule Vacation Begins Dec. 20 Christmas vacation schedules for Cass county rural schools were decided upon Tuesday njght at ,a meeting of township trustees in the office of Chalmer Condon, county school superintendent. All schools will close D'ec. 20 but the date for resumption of classes will vary. Lucerne, Tipton township, Twelve Milg, Washington township, Young America, Deacon and New Waverly will reopen on Monday, Dec. 30 and will close again for New Year's Day. Royal Center, Lake Cicott, Noble township, Clymers and Jjickson township schools will remain closed until Jan. 2. The reopening date for Metea school was not decided. Trustees signed.a form making the schools eligible for ladditional state aid because of the recent flu epidemic. The form will be filed with the state'department. J1955, because of failing health, he had resided at Kankakee, 111. Born Aug. 15, 1881, at Bourbonnais, 111., he received his M. D. degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery in 1913. Dr. Darche was employed by the Illinois Department of Public Welfare from 1921 until 1929 and at the. Richmond state hospital from 1930 to 1933. / He was on the staff of the North Shore Sanitarium at Winnetka, 111., from 1934 until 1939 and then operated a private nursing home in Chicago until 1943, when he became assistant superintendent of the Kankakee, 111., stale hospilal. He remained in that capacity until shortly before he came to the Logansport state hospital as clinical director on Jan. 26, 1950. Dr. Darche was a member.of the Cass county and Indiana Medical j societies and the American Medical: Association. • i Survivors are itie wife, Lorena; '• two daughters, Mrs. Lee Snyder of Winamac and Mrs. Joseph Am- NATIONS UNITE FOR' TV LONDON (UP) — Eleven European nations will link up by television for the first time to- present p. special New Year's Eve program, the British Broadcasting Corp. said today. Each ol the nations connected with the ''5-minute program will originate a ps.rt of it, BBC said. Performers from .Britain, The Netherlands, Austria, | Italy, Belgium, • Luxembourg, j France, Switzerland, Monuco, Ger- Imany and Denmark will take part. —Recommend changes "which [ the November election next year, •will permit the markets more free-! Handley and his administrative assistant, Vernon Andersoii, gave newsmen figures they said, would correct "unfair" published reports about the increase in the state payroll since Handley took office in January. Anderson said the increase in full-time emolpyes from Jan. 14 to Oct. 31 was only 258. Of these, he said, 138 were added to the mental health program, 173 in the expanding State highway Department, and 43 new state policemen were added by order of the 1957 Legislature. Aside from these, Anderson said, the increase in other departments was only four. He said the state payroll .was $5,254,000 for October, or $239,300 more than in January. On other points, Handley said: He was "somewhat surprised" at highway bribery charges filed last week against Elmer W. Sherwood and William E. Sayer, close associates- of former Gov. George N. Craig.. He was glad to learn the Council of Slatd Governments, meeling in dom lo rtflect the decisions made by those who produce and those who consume our food and fiber." —Continue to emphasize exports and the development of foreign and domestic outlets. Benson said he would not recommend that .wheat and cotton "be subjected immediately and fully lo the unrestricted competitive forces of the free market." Twenty-five years 'of sheltered existence are poor conditioning for the rough-and-tumble of the market place," hd added, "but we should—we must—move gradually but clearly away from controls on our farmers." Asks Price Spiral Halt Benson said agriculture has been and is tcing "hurt by too much emphasis on parity ratios and rigid formulas;" He said former legislation sought lo .control prcduction with allotments 'and quotas that "cannot effectively control," burdened the federal government with a -great hoard of farm'products anc. made the federal government itself the greatest threat to the private marketing of grain and other products. Benson called for a halt to the most of the rural areas in LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties when U.S. Plans To Reject Soviet'Peace'Bid BULLETIN WASHINGTON (L'P) — The t-'.S. today brushed off Russian Premier Nikolai Bulgan- in's latest Ictler lo President Eisenhower as an apparent al- tempt to "influence" next week's NATO summit conference. WASHINGTON (UP)-President for new East-West peace talks. Officials said Tuesday night'i proposal by Soviet _Premici Nikolai -Bulganin contains "absolutely nothing new" and is merely a propaganda play seeking to torpedo the forthcoming NATO summit conference in Paris. Paris U.S. policy on such Russian proposals have been to "ig- snow, which began falling shortly Eisenhower met with Secretary of:' nore them to death," but officials their trips. Warms Up Friday Another cold night with zero lo 10 above readings was predicted for tonight, after which the mercury will warm up to the 20s Thursday and the 40s Friday. Main roads were mostly cleared except scattered slippery spots. Winds <^f 20 miles per hour or greater velocity were • general throughout the slate, with gusts up to 34. The bitterest cold wave of the season, borne on r.ear gale force winds, knifed acro.'is the northern Plains and the Midwest today. Weathermen warned the cold blast would push to the Atlantic and Guif Coasts by nightfall. International Fal'.s registered an early morning low of 15 below zero, and near zero readings occurred as far south as Des Moincs and Chicago. Wind gusts up lo 60 miles per hour ushered -in the cold wave in Oklahoma, Iowa and North Dakota, while gusts, up to 40 m.p.h. were felt in -Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Cass County Sets Pbce in CONFIRMS JENNER OUT • BREMEN (UP) — Republican State Chairman Robert W. Mat thews said here Tuesday night at a GOP meeting thai: Sen. William E. Jenner "under no eircum- State Chairman, Robert W. Mat- stances" would reconsider his decision not lo be a candidate for Hot Springs, Ark., adopted an! Ibnomination in 1£S8. At the meet- Indiana-sponsored resolution attacking the ."uneconomic and in- ing, freshman Rep. F. Jay Nimtz of South Bend announced he will industrial wage and price spiral, i efficient extension of federal seek renominatio:! next year to describing it EIS "a major robber grants with resultant federal con-: represent the 3rd District for two of net farm income." trol" over the states. I more years. Cass counly is one counties in the state of seven in which Christmas seal drives are progressing satisfactorily, campaign workers, were told Tuesday. William J. Pfeifer, a represeri may fairinlo Bu.'ganin's trap. Dulles Meets Slevenson As a result; Ihey said, the President and Dulles will seek to draft an answer that would flatly reject the lalesl Soviet proposal without taking a negative view toward peace in the eyes of the rest of the world. . Dulles was to meet this afternoon with Adlai E. Slevenson .n a long conference concluding Stevenson's short-lived job as a special • adviser on NATO problems. The tative of the Indiana Stale Tuber- j Democratic eader will work in his culosis Association, visited tiie S^ate Department office Thursday local association Tuesday and said m °™. n .S and leave later ln th <='day Hiat only seven of the state's 92 for Chicago. counties were keeping up with last Bulgann's latst "peace" move year's results. i was ctmlamed in a 15-page letter Pfeifer said that chances of making the $6,500 goal here looked very Mrs. Ramon Simpson, county campaign chairman, said Wednesday morning tirat contributions to the fund had climbed to $4,402. Of that amount $2,953 was donated by Logansport residents and '.he rest came from the county. Tipton township workers turned in $1D Tuesday and $29.79 was received from Harrison township. Jefferson township turned in an additional $20. POST OFFICE HOURS Post office parcel post windows will be open ur.til 6 p.m'. Thursday and until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday to take care of. the Christmas rush, according to postmaster Sylvester Kelly. lo Eisenhower- which was delivered to the White House Tuesday by Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zaroubin. The ambassador said it probably would be made public Thursday, possibly latei. Note Fewer Birds in City Logansporl's campaign to rid the downtown area of/ starlings' entered its third day Wednesday with, officials.. uncertain whether the attack or the snow was responsible for a sharp reduction in the number of birds (Observed downtown Tuesday evening. The noise-making attack, which includes the use of automatic exploders, shell-crackers fired from shotguns and Roman candles, will The schedule for next week will continue Thursday and Friday also. be announced later, Kelly said. LABELLED 'LAZY MAN'S PROGRAM' Benson's "Grass 7 Plan Lambasted WASHINGTON (UP)—A Demo- brose of Evanston; and a son in the: crat and a REpllblican todav ]am . service. Funeral rites and burial will be!|?. asf [ e 'J ) Agriculture Secretary Ezra farm problem at .all." for such a plan?" He said much'duction and pulling it into the 1 'The retirement of whole farms of the success of the plan would i conservation reserve. in Kankakee. is the only way we'll ever reduce. Taft Benson's plan to put entire'production," a congressional farm farms into grass and trees. They expert said, "but the cost of doing Will Install Meters gram" and "nuts." In New Parking Lot Parking meters will be installed in the'new city- .parking • lot • beside ll'.e Eagles lodge on-. Sixth street this week, probably Friday, it was announced Wednesday by Wayne Doran, city engineer. The meters which the city will put in Ihe lot will be old ones and will be used only until the new ones on order arrive. The new meters are expected to arrive the first of next month. The new parking lot, which will not be paved until next spring, contains 31 parking spaces. depend upon how farmers them-! The Irial plan offers farmers an;^said ' iaj. 1110 luiu £,i aoa ciiiu LI tto. -LUCJ . CA^CI L oaiu. (JUL me v,uai. ui uuiii& . labelled-it a "lazy man's pro-!this on a rental basis would be at a news conference selves react to it Benson announced the trial planlASC committees: ''I am willing to If the lwo-we»k bird program proves successful, officials said Ihe plan could be repealed by the city to prevent the birds from in- fesling the downtown section of tne city in such large numbers again. William D. Filzwater Jr., U. S. 'Fish and Wildlife Service repre- ;-f-nlative directing the program neasures being taken here would have a permanent " e . . ern , prohibitive. I don't believe the sa ' d f * r ™ ers '" °« Hep. Thomas G. Abernethy '(D-, American people would stand for Miss.) said he thought not 'many '.'genuine farmers" would..go :for the scheme. "It would end their days of farming." However, Abernethy said remov- Would Reduce Surplus Benson did not mention the cost. -sMaine, Nebraska. Affect, even if effective. He said it was hoped that the present Te,;five to 10 ^'™^^<™^<^ -±-^problem nessee—will have an. opporlunily my bid?" to set the dollarsi per-acre ratej The plan is authorized in the they are willing to accept—through conservation reserve section soil competitive bidding — for putting bank law,' but it has not been nexl six „,„,,„,,, a year . But some experts estimated that; a ll their eligible cropland into the pushed as a method of gelling to be effective,' it would involve so ji bank's conservation reserve land out of production of Ihe basic ing enlire farms from produclion at 'least 50 million acres. At $10 for a period of five to 10 years. ; crops of cotton, corn, wheat, rice, probably, would contribute more to'an acre the rental would hit 500 the solution of all agriculture'million dollars' Bulletins CHICAGO (UP)—Football Coach Duffy Daugh«rty said today "I'm problems than individual crop acreage conlrq.s. Rep. Usher L. Burdick (R-N.D.) said it was the "craziest thing" Benson had thought of yet. "I A; department expert said that his boss" proposed experiment has possibilities of reducing farm surpluses through lowered production, but posed this questions: "Is the.servation committees to make of- The Trial Plan land tobacco, all .of which are in This' is a complete switch in surplus. Benson's decision to use Solng to stay at Michigan Slate. procedure as to who makes- the the bid syslem was "an effort to offer of- farm. .aid.. The. regular|see if we can. buy.more reduction! NEW YORK (UP) — Wholesale procedure is for the county Agri- cullural Stabilization • and Con- can't think of anything more nuts general public in a psychological than that. It's no answer to the frame of mind to use public funds fers to farmers 'for taking part or all of their crop .land out of pro- (in crops) for each dollar spent." lfood riccs as measurcd by Dun Benson said the plan to take en-- . tire farms out 'of production "re- & Bradstrcet index for Dec. 10 moves the incentive to intensifyjrose to the highest level jn 2'/4 production on remaining acres. I years, the agency reported today.