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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 10, 1957
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FAIR ' INDIANA: Fair and warm tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and warm with chance of thunde rshowers northwest por t i o n. Low tonight in the 60s. Temperature 12 noon 78 degrees. Sunset 8:12 p.m., sunrise Tues. 5:17 a.m. "YOUR HOME TOWN WEWBiPAPER LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARr NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Pounded'1844— For A.11 Phone 4141 ' LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 10, 1957. Full-Leaned tTnlted Pre« Wlr*» D»r Md NIKht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents UPSET STOMACH CONFINES IKE Col Bernard Muldoon To Leave Bunker Hill Deputy Base Commander Receives Reassignment to Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carol!go. Colonel Bernard R. Muldoon, 1 Deputy Commander at the Bunker Hill Air Force base will be realigned to Tactical Air Command's Myrtle Beach Air Force Ease, South Carolina in July 1957. Colonel Muldoon was once Base Commander here, assuming command in December 1955 and relinquishing command in July 1956 upon the arrival of Colonel J: H. Moore, the present Base Commander. During his assignment here, he •was instrumental in expediting base construction and the accomplishment of the Wing's mission. He was very active in civic programs in the local communities and a member of the Kiwanis. Colonel Muldoon is a pioneer in Jet aviation. He once piloted the first Air Force jet during the close of World War II. Earlier in the war he served as a fighter COL. BERNARD R. MULDOON pilot in Europe and flew cover ploymeat Planning Indoctrination for the invasion of North" Africa in Course at the Air University, Max- 1942 During his combat tour in i well Air Force Base, Alabama. Europe and Africa he was credited | Upon completion of the course he •with 6 enemy aircraft destroyed,! will return to this station and 3 in the air and 3 on the ground. I then depart for Myrtle Beach Air After the war he was a test pilot | Force Base, South Carolina, where and held various staff positions; he will assume the. duties of Dep- Brookston Man Fatally Hurt; Driver Quizzed Jack Dilts, 35, Dies After Being Struck By Car While Pouring Gasoline Into Stalled Auto BROOKSTON, Ind.—Jack D. Dilts, 35, Brookston farmer, who was struck' by a car while he poured gasoline into his stalled auto a quarter of a mile south ol Brookston at 2 a.m. Sunday, died less than an hour labor in St. Elizabeth • hospital, Lafayette. State. Trooper Joseph- Flynn said Richard Keith Horn, 24, of Battle Ground, whose car -was identified by wiltnasses as the one which struck Dilts, was being questioned. Flynn said Dilts, enroute north on state road 43, ran out of gas and stopped his car with the left rear wheel on the pavement. Dilts took a can of gasoline from the trunk of his car, stepped backer the pavement and was pouring gasoline into his gas tank when two cars approached from the north. Occupants of the first car told within Ninth Air Force. He served in Venezuela for three years as Chief of Staff of the United Slates Air Mission there. Colonel Muldoon is presently attending a two week Weapons Em- uly Base Commander. He is a native of Springfield, II linois and a graduate of Bradley University. He resides with his wife Monti and daughter Beth at 317-Twenly-fourth street. Says Land Deal Got Special Treatment Former Employe of Indiana Highway Department Tells Senate Committee of Transaction. WASHINGTON (UP) — Frank M. Chapman, general treasurer of the International Brolher- hood of Carpenters, refused today to answer questions of a Senate subcommittee investigating reports that lie made a quick profit from Indiana highway land buying. WASHINGTON (UP)—A former Indiana state employe told Senate investigators today a top highway department official ordered special handling for nine land sales which apparently, made a quick $78.916 profit for a vice president of the Carpenters Union The witness, Louis B. Smith, the stale trooper that the Hori auto started around them as Ihej svere about even with Ihe stallec car. When Dills was struck hi.' body was knocked 90 feet south of the rear of his car, Flynn said He suffered internal injuries as well as compound fractures o both legs, scalp injuries and bruises on his side. The state trooper said Horn' car continued down the road a quarter of a mile and stopped Horn walked back to the scene anc at first denied knowing he had struck Dills, Flynn said. Dilts was born in Lafayette to Asher and Frances Steely Dilts of Brookston. His father March, this year. died in A graduate of Brookston high school in 1939, he attended Purdue university until he enlisted in the air force. During World War II he was a B-17 aerial gunner based in England, and complotec 25 missions in the European thea 3,000 Attend National Meet On Shuier Farm Gathering of Old Order German Baptists to End Tuesday With Business Session DELPHI, Ind. — Almost 3,000 members of the Old Order German Baptist church are attending the i annual national meeting of the sect fayelt(J Bus i ness college and in ire. He was awarded the Bronze Star .Air medal and three Oak Loaf clusters for "meritorious achievement while participating in heavy bombardment missions ovei Germany and over enemy oc cupicd continental Europe." - Following his honorable discharge in 1945, he attended La- OLD ORDER GERMAN BAPTISTS HOLD NATIONAL MEETING (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) The bonnets worn by most of the female members of Hie Old Order German Baptist church can be seen in this exterior view of the tent in which they were holding their national meeting Monday on Hie Ezra Sliuler farm near Colburn. Many of the male members of the church arc bearded. The sessions which opened Saturday arc scheduled to end with a business meeting Tuesday. Many Prizes For Soap Box Derby Entrants Director Announces New Awards of Radio and Record Player for Drawing Boys who compete in the sixth annual Logansport All-American Soap Box' DerV July 31 on College Mil are assured of a wealth of attractive prizes, according to Derby Director Doug Myers. Newest awards offered this year will be a transistor radio and a record player, presented by the Pharos-Tribune and Press in a drawing after the program. Only U16 ,,, B „.„, , „... „. requirement is that the boys must]^ country for trial. Brother Will Appeal Girard Case Ruling Hopes to Make Personal Plea to President Eisenhower to Reverse His Decision. WASHINGTON (UP) - GI William S. Girard's older brother came here today in hopes of filing a personal appeal with President Eis-enhower to reverse his decision to let the Japanese try Girard on a manslaughter charge. But authoritative sources said Eisenhower sees no choice but to "stick by his guns." Louis Girard, 28, and his blond, blue-eyed wife, Shirley, 30, arrived from Ottawa,' 111., aboard the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Liberty Limited." They were armed with 6,800 signatures on 325 petitions urging that William be returned to drive in the race. The couple went to a hotel to The champion will receive the c<MV f er w ^ Girard's attorney, Earl John Keating plaque and an all-1 Carroll of Now York. They planned expense trip to the International| to con [ er i a | cr w j ln Edward Mc- being held on the Ezra Shuier farm, two and a half miles south of Colburn. The meeting, which opened Saturday, is scheduled to end Tues- told the Senate Public Works sub-;<j a y with a business meeting, committee that Harry Doggett.j Jesse Miller of Delphi, elder of head ( .f all right-of-way purchases'the church for this district, is in neau i-i <m IIB'"- ' charge of the services which are for state highway projects «- »t hcld daily at lfl a m _ and moved the sale documents from! 2 pm routine handling in Smith's office | one of the highlights of the in Gary, Ind., and ordered them gathering was a communion serv- sent to Indianapolis. The subcommittee said Frank T.. - , .)• i« ice held at 5 p.m. Sunday. At that time the group carried out the IM Chapman ot Indianapolis, a!form of the Lord's Last Supper vice president of the International with his disciples, ending with the Carpenters Union, bought nine parcels of land in Gary for about $22,5CO and within a month or so Jast year resold them to the slate for $101,416. -The original cost of the bnd was estimated from tax stamps on the deeds. ' The land lay along Grant avenue i.i Gary and w.is bought as right-cf-way for the tri-stale highway project. Chapman was subponaed to testify along wilh Union President M. A. Huteheson of Indianapolis; and Vice President 0. William Blaier of Washington. Smith testified that while he was absent from his ' office, Doggett telephored his secrelary and ordered that the papers on Chapman's Tine tracts b e sent to stale highway headquarters in Indianapolis. He said his secretary dis- Carrie Gust Passes Away Mrs. Carrie (Enyart) Gust, 78, ., .._ of 26 East Linden avenue, a na- palched Ihem by messcmger, andj Uve an( , ] ifetimo rc sident of Lothe purchase was arranged there, gansport an d Cass county, di " ralher Uian Ihrough the Gary of- at 12:3fl m _ Sunday at t members washing each other's feet. There are two huge tents on the Shuier farm. One of them, the big assembly tent, scats approximately '700 people. Ten head of beef, each weighing about 900 pounds, were fattened on the Fred Baker farm in Carroll counly to provide the meat for the meals of those attending the gathering. Carroll county has three Old Order German Baptist churches, one at. Pyrmount, one at Flora, and one at Camden. recent years was a farmer. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge No. GO, and American Legion James R. Currie post No. 251. Surviving are the mother and a sister, Mrs. Mary Grace of Brookston. The body is at the Thompson 'uneral home hero where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral rites will be held at 2 ~i.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, Flev. Earl Heimberger in charge, assisted by Rev. Ronald SUlwell. Burial will be in the Pond Grove cemetery, Otterbein, with the Legion conducling military graveside riles. fice. Smith disclaimed any responsibility for the purchase of the land or its appraisal. "I was just a glorified office boy," he said. He said he or his agents negotiated for all right-of- way purchases in Gary except the Chapman tracts. H e said they were ordered to start bargaining at 20 per cent below the lower appraisal figure on the land but could go as high as the lop appraisal. John L. Mutz, the subcommittee's staff director, introduced copies of the deeds and checks into the hearing record. File Sc- dillo, subcommitlee counsel, said the documents showed Chapman paid between $1,500 and $5,000 for the parcels of land and got as much ai $21,679 in, return from the stats. died the Deer Creek nursing home, where she had been a patient almost four months. Her death followed a lingering illness. She was born in Cass county on Feb. 7, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Enyart. She 1 was the widow of Hugo E. Gust, who died April 24, 1949. Survivors are two sons. Harry and Raymond of Ihis city; three Murders Five Of Own Family And Kills Self Scottish Immigrant Strangles Bludgeons Wife, Two Children, Parents To Death. TORONTO, Ont, (UP) —A 36- year-old Scotlish immigrant who apparently "wanted to be free to do as he pleased" strangleda nd bludgeoned to death his wife, two children and his parenls tfs Ihey slept Sunday and Ihen commllled finals at Akron, Ohio, on August Special trophies go to Ihe championship finale runner-up and to the other semi-finalists in both class A and B divisions. Also presented will bo "A Rookie of the Year" prize and a sportsmanship recognition in addition to awards for the best upholstered car, the best constructed car and the racer having Ihe best brake assembly.. Every boy who participates in Ihe race will receive a prize, according lo Myers. No youngster will go home empty-handed, ho Basketballs, .footballs, fishing equipment, baseballs, swimming gear, camera sets and other awards will be distributed to Ihe young drivers. Two new entrants swelled the field to 4fi youngsters. They are: Cabe', associate counsel to the President. Girard told newsmen at Union Station that he would Iry lo arrange an appoinlment with Eisenhower himself. If thai fails, he added, "I don't know what we'll do." His wife sai'd the petitions, which she carried in a suitcase, were circulated 'by a group of mothers in Girard's hometown, Ottawa, she said, is "really up in arms" ar.d Ihe 0,800 'signatures were obtained in "a couple of days." "The town has a 1112-foot scroll in front of the Roxy Theater" urging that the young soldier be returned to the Uni'ed States for trial, Mrs. Girard said. "Everyone Hold Parolee Who Entered Clymers Home Man Who Was Released From Prison in April Tells Sheriff Hc Was Hungry Elmer Eugene Roof, 45, of Fort Wayne and Lafayette, a parolee from the slate prison, is being held in the Cass county jail- for the alleged burglary of the Mrs. Pearl Wellington home on state road :25 at Clymers Sunday afternoon, • rt- i i\i f\ *• „ Mrs - Wellington was gone when ance m History At Outing RooC allegodlyfc entered faner home Boy Scouts Expected At Summer Camp Scout Executive Warren Holm Sees Largest Attend- Becomes III During Night; Stays in Bed White House Blames Indisposition of President On "Something He Ate" By MERKIMAN SMITH United Press White House Writer WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower was confined to his bed today wilh "an upset stomach." He became ill during the night and vomited three or four limes. The While House said he was feeing more comfortable this morn- ng. A heart specialist examined the President, and a specialist on internal disorders was called in "as a precautionary measure." 'There is no indication that tills digestive upset is related in any way to' the President's recent lileitis) operation or his heart attack," said Press Secretary James C. Hagerty. The President's operation for ileitis—a form of intestinal obstruction—was performed a year ago Sunday. Eisenhower's temperature and •blood pressure were normal. But his physician, Dr. Howard McC. Snyder, advised him to stay in, bed. All engagements for the day were cancelled. Hagerty said !.he stomach upset was "apparently caused by something he ale which disagreed with him." Stock Market Drops Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was overheard telling Chairman Thomas S. Gordon ID- HI.) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Eisenhower's condition was "nothing serious," that lie had "eaten some blueberry* pie" which apparcnUy disagreed with him. Nevertheless, news of the President's latest illness hit the New York slock market hard. Stocks dropped one billion dollars and More than 400 Boy Scouts, from six .counties are registered to at- through a breezeway door. When a neighbor, Paul Dillman, who is a special deputy sheriff, saw tend Camp Buffalo, Three Rivers | the man cnter the housc he ' jtlmp . Council camp, from June l(i to July 20, Scout executive Warren Holm announced Monday. ed in his car and drove to the Wellington home. When Hoof saw Dillman ap- Attendance at the camp will be proa c|) he ran out a back door and the largest in history, Holmes said.. crouchctl bchind tne garage, but Boys will attend from Cass, Pulas-: hc O ff cre d no resistance when Dill- ki, Fulton, White, Carroll and Miami counties. Scouts will participate in these activities: canoeing, rowing, 'outdoor cooking, axemanship, nature study, marknianship, archery, bait casting and related camping skills. Major programs are aquatics, scoutcrafl, rifle, and handicraft. Camp operations will be directed by Hartley Picrson, field scout executive, who begins his fifth season as camp director. 'Following staff members will assist: Hardy R. Songer, Wawaka, assistant camp director; Mrs. Esther Miedema, Indianapolis, cook; Joseph Penar, Forest Park, 111., aquatic director; ' Dale Burrough, going by the scroll stops and | Logansport; scoulcrafI training di- irector; Lyle Daugherly and War- signs. She 'said her brother-in-law "is! ''en Hickman, Logansport, south Doug Gripe, of 320 West Summit', be triec] an American and I think he should ! trainers; Richard Fox, Lo- man came up to him and told him he wag under arrest. Sheriff 0. R. Carson said Roof was paroled from prison on April 0 after serving a sentence imposed at Lafayette on a grand larceny ciiarge. He also is a former inmate of the Fort Wayne school for Ihe feeble minded and has tickers were running 15 minutes behind. Hagerty said the President had shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday to go to American University here for an honorary degree and groundbreaking ceremonies. He said Eisenhower told him ha had "a feeling of an upset stomach coming on." Eisenhower returned to thu While House shortly after 10 p.m. and immediately called in Snyder, who arrived about 10:20 p.m. Snyder remained at l.he White House throughout the. night. This morning Snyder called in Col. Thomas W. Mattingly, heart specialist at the Army's Walter Medica] Cfinl been, staying at the Salvation ar- ^^arttoBraraV my in Fort Wayne since his par- ' ole. ' He told the sheriff hc was on his way lo Lafayette and had gone as far as Clymers on a Wabash freight train. He said he entered the home there because he was hungry and thai he had'taken only a couple of polaloes. He will be turned over to the parole officer, the sheriff suid. took an street, Delphi, sponsored by Walter Clawson Appliances and John Dean Sanderson, of 310 West Front jgansport, quartermaster; .Kenneth A three-man civic group from I Garland and Charles Reed, Peru Ottawa was ' scheduled to arrive plane this afternoon with _,.. t t. j.i.i 111 - 1 -'' "3 \JLUII\; i>uia UL tm'iiuvii VYILII street, Delphi, sponsored by the addi!ional 5|000 s | gnaturcs O f Globe Valve corporation.. j Youngsters between the ages of 11 and 15 are urged to .enter the Derby, soon by' tilling' out a reg- islralion blank • at WSE Headquarters or their nearest cooperating Chevrolet dealer. suicide. James Sinclair, an electrician, killed the -five in his suburban Long Branch home early Sunday 4-H Leaders Go to DePauw Five junior leaders from Cass county 4-H clubs left Logansport Monday afternoon for a week-long training conference at DePauw university in Greencastle. . UUIIK til U11UI1 UUlilU KcillV OUI1UUY | ~ _^. '. , . j moving, changed his blood - spat'-1 .^"L^^JT'L^L, ^ tered clolhmg, and Ihen killed himself by driving his automobile into a highway abutment, police said. The police arrived at the scene of the suicide first and went to the Sinclair home to advise his persons protesting Ihe Girard decision. The group expects lo join ~,ouis Girard in Ihe White House conference with McCabc, Members are Loroy Clemens, city edi- .or of the Republican-Times, Fred Gerding Sr., of the'First National Bank, ar.d X.W. Mitchell, theater manager. Eisenhower was represented as taking the position that the United States has made i'.s decision lo turn William over to Japan for trial, and has given its word as' a nation and cannot renege now. nuaily by the Kiwanis organizations, ar.d the local group is being sponsored by the Logansport club. Thias will attend the conference family o£ his death. On arriving 1" a representative of the La at the flat, they found the door locked and a note pinned on it grandchildren; and a brolher, I sa ying: "Whoever gets here first, Charles Enyart, also of this city. She was a member of the Broadway M. E. church, the Rebekah lodge and Lincoln Circle No. 1, Ladies of the G. A. R. , Friends may call,at the Chase- .Miller mortuary, where funeral rites will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday with the Rev. Raymond Echols in charge. Burial will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. imBroaoV don't go in, Please call the police." Officers broke into the room to find the five persons slain in their beds. Sinclair's wife, Florence, 33, his 7-year old son, Ian, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair, both about 75, from Saltcoats, Scotland, had been slain with blows on the head from a two inch pipe. The youngest child, 2-year old Joy, was found strangled in her crib. gansport Kiwanis club and will also serve as an assistant dean and an instruclor. The three boys and two girls who were selected on the basis ol participation in 4-H junior leader activities included: Paulletta Emery, Bethlehem township; Carole Cunningham, Clay; George Sailors, Clinton; Charles Paschen Bethlehem; and Gene Swank, Harrison. More than 500 junior leaders attended the conference last year at DePauw. assistant aquatic directors. Also Duane Howard, Ed Fitzgerald, Brian ' Barnes, and Timothy O'Connor, all of Logunsport, kitchen staff; George Robbins, Monticello, trading post manager and handicraft director. Two airmen from Bunker Hill base, Richard Burdick anc! John DeBlacker, will spend full time at the camp instructing in markmanship. Ernest Jenkins, permanent camp ranger, will assist in camj? maintenance. Scouts will receive a medical recheck at camp on the Sunday afternoon beginning their week at camp. After that, they will receive swimming tests to determine the lypc of instruclion most helpful to them, Holmes said. Not Being Hospitalized Hagerly said, "electrocardiograph tracings show no changes from the many that have been made since his recovery from his heart attack." Asked if there was any thought of hospitalizing the President at present, Hagerly said, "none at all." Hagerty said that according to his information, the President'i ailmenl was one of the stomach rather than the intestinal tract. He said Ihe doctors did not know what food caused the upset. Huger'y also look the occasion to say lie was mistaken Saturday Death Claims Dr. Fitzgerald Dr. Hugh Fitzgerald, 59, of IOC West Miami avenue, a native i [ n idling" Ihnt iheTbief executive and lifetime resident of Logans- jlad b( , en takcn o(f of anti<oagu . port and a chiropractor here since l lant d ,. ugs whjcll wcre admin j s . 1924, died al 11:15 p. m. Saturday, lered because 0 , hjs heart ^. PHONE 4141 TO DO IT Rent • Sell with CLASSIFIED ADS Youth Suffers Fractured Leg Larry Lee Gunter, 15, of 333 I Wheatland avenue, suffered a broken right leg Sunday afternoon when the trailer in which he was riding averturned a mile and a Tuesday at the Krotger funeral half' east of slate road 17 on the! home, where the Holy Name So- Cass-Fullon county line road. ciely and the Knighls of Columb' at a Denver, Colo., hospital. His death followed a lenglhy illness. Born here on Jan. 8, 1808, he was Ihe son -of John and Mary (Kelleher) Filzgerald. His marriage was lo Mildred itenier, who died March 4, 19-111. The deceased was a member of St. Bridget's church, Fourth degree Knights of Qolumbus and the Holy Name Society. Survivors are a son, Tom, in the U. S. Navy; two daughters, Miss Mary Margarcl al home and Miss Patricia of Chicago; two sislers, Mrs. Ray Davis, wilh whom he resided, and Mrs. Margarel Quitter, Chicago; several nieces and nephews; and an uncle, Maurice Fitzgerald, city. Friends may call after 7 p. m. The youth is a patient at St. Joseph's hospital, where he was brought in the Kroeger ambulance following the accident. He was reportedly riding in the trailer with two cousins behind a car driven by his father. Arthur, taking three utility poles to Fletcher's Lake, where they have a cabin, when the poles shifted, causing the trailer to overturn. bus will hold rites at 8 p. m. Wednesday, with Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus standing guard from 7 to 9 o'clock that evening. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Bridget's church, the Rev. Fr. Francis Median officiating, and burial will be in • the St. Vincent cemetery. lion. Actually the Presiden' has been taking anti-coagulants daily, but recently his doctor eliminated ono day from the anti-coagulant schedule. This means the President is now Inking anil-coagulants six imes a week. After reporters n o I i c e d that scheduled presidential visilors were going in to the President's office by the front entrance but leaving Uirough other exits this morning, Hagerty called the news men to his office shortly after !0 a.m. and made this announcement: "The President had an upset stomach early this morning, apparently caused by something ho ate which disagreed with htm. "Dr. Snyder recommended that the President's engagements bo cancelled today and that Uic President remain in bed. Last week he flew lo Florida to watch naval maneuvers off the FloHda coast for two days. He flew back Friday afternoon and addressed a Republican meeting here. Saturday he played golf in a drizzle and Sunday night hc received an honorary degree at American University here after participating in a ground-breaking ceremony in a slight rain.

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