Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 11, 1957 · Page 31
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 31

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 11, 1957
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LIBKftKl Wednesday Evening, December 11, 1957. Question Two As Suspects in Bank Robbery FBI Captures Pair In Columbus, Ohio, Shopping Crowd COLUMBUS, Ohio (UP)—An ex- convict and a hazel-eyed blonde arrested Tuesday in a crowd of Christmas shoppers were questioned today about a. $50,104 bank holdup last Oct. 18 at Fort Wayne, Ir.d. Walter Splilt. 37, and Barbara Ann Jones, 20, were caught heavily armed as they left a suburban shopping center and started to enter their car. FBI agents and policemen who capiured them said they are suspected of operating an interstate bank robbery ring. They were suspected in a holdup at a southside branch of the Lincoln National Bank & Trust Co. at Fort Wayne in which two gunmen grabbed the cash and fled in a car believed driven by a third bandit. A known associate of the pair, Charles Marcum, was arrested in Cincinnati on Dec. 3, just 12 hours after a ?9.000 bank holdup in Louisville, Ky. Splitt and his girl friend also were to be questioned about a $16,000 bank holdup in Lexington, a $95,000 robbery last week in Louisville and smaller holdups in several Ohio cities tncl "jowns. Splitt served 12 years in Ohio Penitentiary after wounding two policemen at Wooster, Ohio. Agents and police grabbed the two suspects so quickly Tuesday they had no chance to reach for their guns. "We would have shot K out with you," 'the sullen girl told police. "We planned to if we ever got caught." Splitt said he was "glad it finished this way." At Indianapolis, authorities said the arrests apparently left only one of eight Indiana bank holdups this year unsolved, the r-fov. 18 $6,000 robbery of the Mount Summit branch of the Citizens Slate Bank of New Castle. MIAMI Authorities Investigate 3 Break-Ins PERU — Miami county authorities today were investigating three recent break-ins, one at the Bunk- jer Hill Air Base where $1,000 i worth of tools were stolen, and !.he other two at schools in Chili ijnd Mexico where $35 cash was taken. Seven power saws and two electric drills were missing from Uie Tri-Conn Construction company, which i.s working on the housing project at the base. Campany foreman Oscar Lewis said they were lilted from a tool box that had been left in an unlocked shed near the project. . The burglaries of the Chili and Mexico schools happened sometime Monday night or early Tuesday, said Deputy Sheriff James Ege. There was extensive property damage to both schools. Papers: and equipment were scattered .pelli mell over both schools. [ The money was taken from a metal tray in the ."book store" room at the Chili school. Thieves entered the school by breaking a glass in the west door. Filing cabinet drawers a^d papers were strewn around the office of Principal Ha'rlan Griffin. The thieves broke into this Mexico school by breaking glass in the boiler room door. Here also in the office of principal Dan Shanabarger drawers and papers were tossed about. In the band room the thieves lifted musical instruments from j their cases and apparently threw I them around. They took ice cream from the' freezer.' It melted and ran over the room. Bloodmobife In Logansport On Thursday The Red Cross bloodmobile willj make Us monthly visit to Lcrgans- port Thursday and will be at the! Baptist Temple, Seventh street and East Broadway, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The quota for the county this month is 127 pints, the same as; last month. Kay Royer,.executive secretary of the county Bed Cross j chapter, said 34 persons had made appointments to give blood as of Wednesday. morning. Last month 146 pints were collected here. Miss Royer said that about 90. of last month's donors were unscheduled walk-ins. Miss Royer said that whole blood is kept only 18 days by the Red Cross. After that it must be processed into its various derivatives such as plasma and gamma globulin. She said that most of the blood collected is used in its whole state because there never is a very large surplus. Persons wishing to donate blood can make an appointment by contacting the Red Cross office in the city building. MISTER BREGER Read the Classified Ads "Operator! Why do I always get cut off just when I 9 get my number . 1. ">." 4-H Tractor Leaders To Meet On Dec. 19 Cass county 4-H Tractor Maintenance leaders will meet Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the County Extension office ",o make plans for 1958 training sessions. Gus W. Thias, county agricultural agent, said the leaders should determine how many members will be enrolled in the program next year. CARE TO TRAVEL? HOLLYWOOD CUP l-Actor Cornel Wilde has concocted a new cocktail which he calls "The Constellation." "Four of them and you join outer space." District Scout Activities to Be Planned Committees to Meet Tonight At Galveston Legion Activities of district scout organizations will be planned at a meeting of the Central District committee of the Three Hivfirs Council at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,!!) the American Legion home in Galveston. The committee consists, of representatives of organizations sponsoring cub packs, scout troops and explorer posts. Chairman of the committee is Richard Rammel, representative of the Ninth street Christian church. The Neighborhood Commissioner staff, headed by Robert J. Kleifgen, will meet with the committee Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven Just Beginning Use of Nuclear Energy—Dr. Compron ST. LOUIS (OP) — Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, who organized the group of scientists who split the atom 15 years ago, today called for "worldwide cooperation in ';he cause of humanity." Compton, former chancellor of Washington University and presently professor of natural philosophy, reviewed the dramatic circumstances of the experiment in which, .for the first lime, the energy of the atom's nucleus was released. be united by some human goal worthy of their strength. There is no other hope for a peace that will endure." Coach Reviews Game At Kiwanis Meeting Jim Jones. Logansport high school basketball coach, was the guest speaker at the Kiwunis club meeting Tuesday. Jones said that although he was pleased with the victory over Muncie Central, with the team showing improvement ;n the contest, errors on defense continue to ba a problem. Merrill Wilson, local realtor, "The uses of nuclear energy that wa , s '"""*'«*'* as * I1CW !"«"*«• are now apparent are only The be-1 a " d ufour , ,° l ler ?, 7 were inducted ginning," he said. "On the horizon I lnto the club b y Warren Hfl 'T and we see the hydrogen in water it-l the Rev ' Alfred Gcrm - l»duclcd self as an inexhaustible source ofj were Frank Tolberl. attorney and power that may be safer thanl de P u " v prosecutor; Frank Taylor, uranium." YMCA secretary, John Whittling- Compton cautioned, however,, lon ' assistant city school superin- that "unprecedented new powers"!indent; and Neal Miller of Med- can bring greater opportunity O r :la ™ and Bowman, architects, destruction and death. " ' "Today, my prime concern is with the urgency that nuclear en, ~ - m , , Pn . • wiui L.II: uij^ciit.j' nidi. mit:iuai uu- at 7 p.m._The staff is an advisory! orgy gives to wor i dwjde C0upera . group whicn gives assistance andj tion in lne cause or humanity," guidance to the units on an jndi.| he said . .. It is toward such cooper . vidual basis. j at j on tlla f wc must now !ook for Scout 'sponsors which vail be rep-'the growth of man." resented at the meeting include: : Compton said that an alert de- Parent Teachers Associations, fense can prevent, war "for a lim- it was announced that the an- ; nual Christmas pary for children i will be held next Tuesday noon at the St. James parish hall, with Santa scheduled to attend. churches, Kiwanis club;;, fire departments, American Legion Posts, Conservation clubs, Optimists and • Lions clubs. ited period'" only. "To bring stability among sovereign nations only one way is open/' he said. 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