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INDIANA: Partly cloudy, warm and humid this afternoon and tonight with thunderstorms probably locally severe north portion. Wednesday partly cloudy with thundershowers. Cooler north portion. Temperature 12 noon SC^degrees. Sunset sunrise Wednesdady 5:17 a.m. LOGANSPOOT PUBLIC LIBRARY 8:13 NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR . HOME EDITION p.m. Founded 1844— YOUR HOME TOWN KEWBiPAPER For All Dep«rti»««t« pkone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1957. iiiied United Prc Bar nmd Nl«rfct Price Per Copy, Seven Cents Train Kills 12 Migrant Farm Workers Colorado Train Rams Packed Pickup Truck Driver Apparently Blinded by Sun Fails to See Approaching Train; Men, Women and Chil' dren Reported Included Among the Victims. VROMAN, Colo. (UP) — Twelve migrant farm workers were killed today when a. pickup truck taking them to sugar beet fields was struck by a Santa Fe freight train. The dead, all from the Rocky Ford, Colo., area, included men, women and children. Authorities said it would be "some time" before they could be identified. Bodies were said to be scattered for at least 400 feet. The truck was reported turning off U.S. 50 to go to a farm when it was hit by the train at shortly efter 8 a.m. c.d.t. Sylvester Licano of Rocky Ford, six miles 'east of here, was driving the truck. He was killed. . The Colorado state patrol said today, "virtually recovered from Licano apparently was blinded by|a stomach upset which kept him the sun and failed to see the ap- in bed all day Monday. Recuperating President Is Back At Desk Ike' Spends Nearly Two Hours At Work But Takes It Easy; Schedules No Callers WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower returned to his office proaching train. 'f nc cn j c r None of the train crew was in- Sun( , ay n - & Engineer U.S. Inskeep was too painful vomiting, returned to his execulive, stricken with nausea and "upset" to talk, authorities said. The rest of his crew, conductor J.C. Prince, brake man Troy Thomas and rear brakeman D.A. desk a few minutes before 9 a.m. c.d.t., and went to work on accumulated mail. ^ _.. On the recommendation of his Johnson, could give no reason for'doctor, Maj. Ger.. Howard McC. the crash . Snydcr, the President took it rel- Tho state patrol said the truck, atively easy today and scheduled was a mass of twisted steel. Most no official callers. of the victims were thrown clear! The President remained in his by the impact. office for 1 hour and 45 minutes Several of the five survivors, and then returned to his residen- taken to Rocky Ford and La tia> quarters for lunch and rest. Junta hospitals, were not expected! Th e President awoke shortly bc- I before 7:30 a.m. c.d.t., and QUESTION CRAIG'S FRIEND COUNTY HOME ECONOMICS JUDGING STARTS to live. Authorities said there were about 25 persons on the truck. Stock Market Booms As Ike Shakes Illness New Highs Are Recorded On Exchange; Dow Jones Average Climbs 4,96 Points promptly breakfasted on prunes, cooked cereal, toast and honey. An official bulletin said he had a "very comfortable night" and "awoke refreshed and hungry." White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty reported the chief executive was "virtually, recovered." Reporters got a chance later to see for themselves how the President looked. They were called into his office a few minutes before 9 a.m. He looked anything but a sick man. He smiled broadly with newsmen ^and with photographers who tpolc NEW YORK UP — The stock!his picture sitting behind a slack market 'celebrated President of letters. Eisenhower's return to his desk today by rising to new highs for the year. Industrial .shares in me Dow Jones average spurted 4.% points to 508.72, a new high since Sept. 6, 1956, and the composite average of G5 stocks set a new high sim:e last Sept. 10 at 178.31 up 1.45. Kails were at 145.15 up 0.92; and Utilities 74.01 up 0.»9. Standard & Poor's industrial index set a high since last Aug. 17 end that agency's index of 500 stocks a new top since Sept. 0. Values of all listed shares showed a rise of $2,200,000,000 which is more than a billion dollars more than the loss of the previous .season. Trading naturally declined from Monday when the tickers were late by as much as 14 minutes. Kales to noon totaled 1,170,000 shares, against 1,540,01)0 Monday. Leading issues rose 50 cents to more than $1. Issues outside the group used to calculate the averages had advances extending to $5 a share in American Hawaiian Steamship. Gains of $2 or more appeared In Hath Iron Works, Chrysler, Do- beckurn, Great Northern Paper, Lukcns Steel, Newmont Mining, Norwich Pharmacal. Schering, Square D, Thompson Products and Smith Corona. Oils generally were higher. Motors held firm. Hails was up as much as $1.25 in Louisville & Nashville. Airman Dies In Air Crash WARRENSBURC, Mo. (UP) — An airman from Whiteman Air Force Uasc, Sedaiia, Mo., was killed and two cither persons injured in a head-on automobile collision five miles west of here Monday. . Killed in the crash was Airman Harold Dean New. 20, Columbus, ]\'eb. Another airman in his car, Gerald Clarence Zimny, 19, Chicago, was injured. Both were members of the 3405th Supply Squadron at the base. Frank Evans, 5!), of Prairie Village, Kan., was critically injured in the crash. Evans is secretary of the Missouri Valley Pood Assn. The highway patrol said the two cars met nearly head-on on a stretch of road that was slippery. KILLED BY TRAIN EVANSVILLE (UP) — Donald Bledsoe, 30. Evansville. was killed Monday night when his automobile was struck by a Chicago .& Eastern Illinois Railroad passenger train at i city crossing. Bled- •oe's wife Lillian and his stepson Tewy Harper, 22, were hurt. He .said he was feeling "fine." ."Is your stomach sore?" a reporter asked. The President chuckled and said, "No, not at all—not t^.is morning, but I would be able to do with a few steaks." No More Nausea The President said, "I'm just going to sign a few papers and I have no engagements today." Hagerty said Eisenhower also would confer during the morning with some members of the White House staff, A bulletin at 8 a.m. c.d.t. by Hayerty said: "The President had n very comfortable night. He slept with but one interruption for more than nine hours. "Me awoke refreshed and hungry. He had a breakfast of prunes, cooked cereal with warm milk, loasl and honey. "His temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure arc normal. He was virtually recovered from his stomach upset, but on the recommendation of his doctor, the President will not have any engagements in his office today." 13 to Leave In Draft Calls Three Oass county registrants will leave here Wednesday morning for induction into the armed forces and ton will leave for pre- induction physical examination under the Selective Service program, according to Mrs. Bernico Hawthorne, clerk of the local drafl board. The registrants are to reporl al lhc court house al 7 a.m. Wednesday. The special bus on which Ihcy will leave will originate at Rochester, taking Fulion and Pulaski county selectees before it stops here It also will make slops nt Peru and Kokomo lo pick up selectees from'Miami and Howard counties. There will be no other local draft calls in June. Police Record 99 Arrests During May City police recorded 99 arrests during the month of May, according lo the report submitted to Chief of Police by Clerk Maxine Gray. Forty-four persons were slntcd | for traffic violations, while 51i were classed in the misdemeanor and felony class. Of this total 1 <1l were public intoxication cases. One person was arrested for forgery and another for 'issuing a •fraudulent check. Parking tickets netted $171 during the month. The first of a series of county judging contests was staged Tuesday morning at Noble township school. It was n county-wide contest In Home Economics under the direction of Miss Ethel Nice, county home demonstration agent. The girls in the picture, taking part in n clothing demonstration, are, left to right, front row, Crystal Smith, Bonnie KHchcIl, Linda Hlnlclc, Dana Trltt and Kay Eikclberncr. Back row, Bonita Hclvle, Mary Barrett, Janice Rlncharl, Peggy Yeahlcy and Barbara Ross. In addition lo the clothing llierc was judging in baking, food preparation, food preservation, home improvement and girls electric projects. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Carpenters Union Chiefs Remain Silent AFJ-.-CIO Council Promises Disciplinary Action for ^Those Who Hide Behind Fifth Amendment WASHINGTON" (UP) — Prompt action by the AFL-CIO Executive Council was promised today on the Fifth Amendment pleas invoked by lop officials of the Carpenters' Union. Carpenters President M. A. Hulcheson and two other union officials cited the Fifth Amendment 132 limes Monday in appearances before a Senate Public Roads Subcommittee. The subcommittee produced documents' indicating the three union leaders and two former Indiana state highway officials shared $7fl,li)B in profits on a highway right-of-way deal. The AFL.-CIO Executive Council has adopted a policy that union leaders invoking the Fifth Amendment when questioned about cor- ruptio;i charges should give up their jobs. Staff Members Ousted The International Association of Machinists (AFL - CIO) Monday dismissed three staff members who cited the Fifth Amendment la.st week before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in refusing to answer questions about past Communist connections. AFL - CIO President G e o rg c Meany, in a lerse slalement issued following lhc hearings, said "I will bring Uiis matter to the attention of the executive council at the earliest possible opportunity." Hulcheson, who invoked the Fifth Amendment 31! times, even cited it when asked how he voted when his fellow members of Ihe AFL-CIO Executive Committee decided to oust Tcamslors President Dave Beck for pleading the con- slilutionnl privilege. The Carpenters leader and his two co-officials, 0. William Blair and Frank M. Chapman, also refused to say whether they knew each other. Blair is second vice president of the 115,000-mcmber union. Chapman Ls general treasurer. Sold At Profit According to subcommittee documents, Chapman bought nine parcels of land in Gary, Ind., for about $22,500. Within a month or so, he resold the property to the state for $101,41(> as part of the righl of way for Ihe Tri-Stale highway project. x The testimony indicated the money was put Inlo a special bank account. Some of Ihe money lalcr was paid oul to Hulcheson, Blair, Chapman, Virgil W. Smith, former Indiana highway deparl- mcnt chairman, and Harry V. Doggclt, a former department land buyer who handled the right of way purchases. Court Fight Underway in Girard Case House Talks Fitness of Presidents Discuss Legislation to Determine When A President Is Unable to Carry Out His j Duties WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower's newest i'.Iness brought fresh moves in Congress today for legislation to determine when a president is unable to carry out his duties. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled discussions today on various proposals. The proposals had been before tile committee Oppose Raise In Cumulative School Fund Fifty-cent Increase Suggested By Supt. Sharp to Meet Increasing Enrollment A proposal to increase the cumu- er's slomach upset "emphasizes | lalive school fund from 50 cents the need for legislation on the; to $1 was opposed by a majority subject." He said that "in view of | 0[ lnc five-member , city school for weeks but were low on the agenda. Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler (D-N.Y.) said Eisenhow- Highway Scandal Probe Resumed by Grand Jury Summon William E. Sayer and Elmer W. (Doc) Sherwood as Lake County Phases of State Land Buying Deals Are Investigated; Release State Audits. INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - Two state audits of Lake County phases of the Indiana highway scandals were released in Governor Handley's office today. At the same time, William K. Sayer,, former Gov. George Craig's is the possibility that Ihe board will discuss Ihe plan further in another meeling. He indicated June 20 was the deadline Jor any action this year. O'Neill also said he was parti- ,.«,,, uu,,,.,,,u., K ^v^muu UU111K , ally responsible for the delay in laway with the agreements alto-i consideration of the i956 pupil-m- Classified Ads PHONE 4141 Queen to Pay Visit to U.S. October 16-21 British Kuler Will Be Accompanied On Trip By Her Husband Prince Philip WASHINGTON (UP) — Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have accepted an invitation to visit the United Stales in October,, it was learned today. The While House later officially announced that Queen Eli/.abeth II will visil Ihe United Slatea October 15-21. Tihere had been a report that the visit would be announced this m o'r n i n g in simultaneous announcements from Washington and London. However, a later. message from Lodon called for a po.sl- poncment of the announcement for "a day or two," an authorilalive source said. The acceptance of the U.S. invitalion remained in effect. No explanation for the delay was offered here, but a dispatch from London said Monday's Canadian. election upset was causing the Queen's American visil lo be re-studied. There wus a possibility thai new Canadian elections would be necessary this fall, as the Conservative government will not have a majority in Parliament. If Ihis occurs, Ihe Queen's visit may be delayed split today on whether to shoot Floating bonds or turning to a the works on a few amendments »° win « company may be the in their fight against a number :onlv alternatives to gel school favored concenlrating their ef- j construction funds, forts on only the jury trial amend-! Sharp told the board thai the 111- menl and several others Tho llcresl °" "funds obtained through House prepared to start voting on j a his latest illness the malter grows in importance." One proposal before the group would empower the vice president to declare when a president was unable to carry on. The vice •president then would take over. Another would set up a commission representing the three 'branches of the government lo make the decision. Other congressional news: Investigation: The Girard casej touched off new moves in Con- ', gress to review and possibly mod- ] 'ify the "stains of forces" agree- 1 menls wilh foreign countries. Chairman Richard B. Russell (D- Ga.) of the Senate Armed Services Commitlee said he had some , | "vary definile ideas" on Uie sub- Counsel for GI Battles tojjcct. Chairman Omar Burleson Keep Japanese Courts! (D-Tex.) of a House Foreign Af- From Trying Defendant!fairs Committee advocated doing for Manslaughter I gelher. WASHINGTON (UP)—The gov-j Civil Rights: House Southerners eminent foughl in court loday | against efforts to snatch Army : Specialist William S. Girard out of the reach of Japanese courls. U.S. Ally. Oliver Gasch argued before Federal Judge Joseph Mc- Garraghy that the U.S. courls have no right lo upset President Eisenhower's executive decision to turn Ihe soldier over Lo Japan for manslaughter trial. He called for dismissal of a request filed by Girard's lawyers for a .writ of habeas corpus which would bring the 21-year-old soldier home .for a U.S. court hearing. Gasch sought lo avoid opening up all the government's evidence which led il lo waive jurisdiction over Girard, who killed a Japanese woman melal-scavenger on an Army firing range. That evidence, it was disclosed earlier today, includes accounts staling that Girard enliced Ihe j'apa-nesc scavengers closer'to his guard pos'. on Ihe firing range "by throwing shell casings" lo- ward liicm, then his 411-yoar-old Mrs. Naka Sakai from a range of at) yards. The disclosure came from Defense Department General Coun-|menl and related activities, sol Robert Decherl, who said the pendent government agencies, the fads' indicated "such a complele ] Labor Department and the De- deparlure from his duty...that he pnrlmcnt of Health, Education board Monday night. The plan was suggested by Charles L. Sharp .superintendent of city schools, to gain money for construclion to meet Ihe 193!) school enrollment increase in Ihe junior high grades. Don O'Neill, president of the school board, said this morning thai a vole was nol laken on Ihe i proposal. The board, he said discussed Ihe plan and lhal a ma- of Ihe members indicated crease matter. Name Daniel Webster Principal holding company would cost the amendments after ending general | taxpayers almost as much as Ini- debate Monday night. Red Radio:' Tfic Soviet Union has asked'at to record their views for radio Moscow on the banning of nuclear weapons tests. Sen. Clinton P Uial cost of construction. Logansport's school bonding limit least three" senators ! Presently is about $300,000 which i iir views for radio i^lf is not nearly sufficient fo for administrative assistant, spent, an hour and 20 minutes in a secret session of the Marion County grand jury investigating other aspects of the scandals. Sayer's political and American Legion crony, Elmer W. (Doc) Sherwood, entered the grand moment after Sayer emerged. Neither Sayer nor Sherwood would comment on any facet of the highway scandals unearthed in the last two months following Craig's completion of a four-year term as governor. The audits were issued with a comment by llamiley that "this lakes il out of the realm o£ hearsay evidence." Caarpcnlurs Officials Deal One of the audits was on tho Tri-Stato Expressway deals by Frank M. Chapman, general treasurer of the Carpenters Unjcin and 0. William Blaier, vice president oJ] the same union. Chapman and Blaier profited by about $81,400 on a dc;il whereby they bought land in Lake and Wayne counties and sold il lo the stale for highway righl-ol'-way purposes al far monj than they paid for it. The oilier report was on tho Broadway Keally Co., which vtus rejuvenated by court order lo handle land purchases in a Gary subdivision. The laml later was wanted fur highway purposes. The audil reports were released afler a conference in Hundley's office between the governor, Alty. Gen. Edwin K. Steers, chief examiner Thomas Ilimlnian of tho Stale Board of Accounts, and ,.,,^ ....... „.. .. ..... , ......... -..- .. , the 2'/z million construction needs Slate Police Maj. Paul Beverfor- Anderson (D-N.M.), Estes Kefau-j lur . Ci which Sharp sees in the near fu- ver (D-Tenn.) and Ralph E. Flan-; dors (R-Vt.) received the cabled requests about a week ago. Red! Trade: The Senate Commerce Committee wil'. begin pub- ilic hearings June 20 on foreign 'trade including commerce with Red China. Commitlee Chairman Warren G. Magnuson (D-Wash.) said the group will look into the amount of trade being carried on with the whole Soviet bloc as well as Uie "very knotty problem" of trade with Red China. Appropriations: The Senate prepared to vot c on four appropriations bills providing more than 12 billion dollars lo run a number of executive agencies nexl fiscal year. The bills — carrying almost one billion dollars less I'll an the administration requested —•cover the Agriculture Deparl- or advanced to avoid her presence 1° could not have been considered on duty." Gasch said in court that the government gave a sealed' affidavit lo McGarraghy Monday and "does not want to take any step that would be prejudicial to Girard in >a Japanese court." Girard's chief attorney, Earl J. Carroll, opening his arguments, said Japan did not have Ihe right the soldier because il had paign, lhc report said. Gore and Filo Sedillo, subcom-i homo with Rev. M. L. Robinson milloe counsel, said Scnale inves-jin charge. Burial will be in Mt. tlgalors found no evidence that Hope cemetery. in Ottawa during a• political cam- not been given back full sover- • • - eignty by the 1951 peace treaty. "We gave back to Japan only certain sovereignty," he said. "We retained some sovereignty for ourselves." Authorities on the Japanese peace treaty and the U.S.-Japan status of forces agreement said Carroll was wrong in stating that Japan did not havo full sovereignty. The occupalion ended on April 28, 1952, and U.S. Iroops remained in Japan under terms of a treaty between two sovereign equals, Uiey said. Government altorney.s said on the eve of the court hearing that U.S. foreign relations would suffer "untold damage" if the administration were forced to renege on its agreement to let Japan try Girard. Carroll denounced Dechert's Mrs. Marie Castle Claimed by Death Mrs. Carrie Casllc, 80, of 217 Twelfth street, widow of Charles W. Castle, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Castle was born July 10, 1B76, in this city to John C. and Elizabeth Wood McGregor. Her husband died Oct. 10, 1841. Survivors are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Reta Ashton, Chicago, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth McGregor, 217 Twelfth street. Funeral rilos will be conducted al 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral union money or credit were used! Friends may call at the funeral statement in lha most- biting in the purchase of the land. ihomo after 2 pjn. Wednesday. 1 terms. and Welfare. Ohio Girl Student Dies in Car Crash itUNTINGTON, Ind. (UP)— Kiss Janel Downie, 19. Delaware, Ohio, was killed Monday in an auto accident on U.S. 24 one mile west of here while on her way home from college. Miss Downie was a student at Monmoul'h College in MonmouUh, 111. She was killed Instantly when her car left the road, plunged'into a ditch and overturned, pinning her at the wheel. Stale police said Ihe car caught fire when il overturned. 900 Quail Chicks Received in Cass Nino hundred quail chicks were received here Tuesday morning from the Jasper-Pulaskl game preserve for distribution under the supervision of William Kcrbcr, Cass conservalion officer. Tliis' brings to 2,200 the number of game bird chicks brought .to Cass county, within the past month to be raised by local youth groups and then released at the age of 12 weeks. Thirteen hundred one-day- old pheasants wera brought here on May 23. The board also named Victor R. Goodman of Norlh Judson as principal of, the Daniel Webster grade school Succeeding John Whitting- lon. Whillinglon has been assigned as assistant to the superintendent in the elementary schools. Goodman has been principal of the elementary school at North Judson. Enrollment was npproxi- matcy BOO pupils. His wife. Maude, will leach lhc fifth and sixth grades al the Tiplon grade schools. Other new teachers named last night arc: Irene Lannlng, who will teach Ihe fourth grade al Tipton, and Sam Nelson, who will leach Ihe sixth grade a I McKinley. Coal 'and oil bids were received by Ihe trustees and referred lo Sharp, and Dr. William Wilson, director of business services, for study, as were bids received on school furniture. Wilson announced that Ihe school summer-work process. program in Two Huntington Men Drowned in Arkansas COTTON PLANT, Ark. (UP)— Two Hunlinglon, Ind., men drowned Monday ' in Hammond Luke near here when a boat in which Ihey and Iwo other men were looking for a place lo fish capsized. Drowned were Roy Smith, 51, and Arnold Hoffman, 30, Smith's son-in-law. The o her two, Floyd Smith and Arnold Srnilh, also of Hunlinglon, were rescued. Bodies of the drowning viclims were recovered aboul Ihree hours afler Ihe mishap. Thursday to Mark End of Seining Ban Seining for unit in the waters of Cass county will be pcrmilled beginning June 13, il was announced Tuesday by William Kerber, Cass conservation officer. Several persons have been arrested this spring for using seins or dip nels during Ihe closed season. Kerber also announced that the spawning area above the Sixth street bridge in Eel river will be reopened to fishing June !6. den. Steers said the reports "will bo helpful in any prosecution." Sent T» Washington The audit report on Chapman and lilaiur was sent immediately lo Washington to Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tenn.), chairman of a Senate Public Roads subcommittee which asked Chapman, Blaier and union president Maurice A. llutdicsun nearly J.">0 questions Monday al a hearing but got only Fifth Amendment refusals in response. Other copies of the Chapman- Blnicr audit report were- sent W Lake County Prosecutor Metro Holovachka and to Prosecutor John G, Tinder of Marion Oouiily. Steers said the. Chapman-niaiiT reporl would be used in "invest i- galion of tax questions" concerning the union officials. Steers indicated Ihe reporl on Broadway Really contained no iu- criminalini; evidence. "We've come to :i blind alloy," he said, "li appears to ha\'o been done according lo procedure." Sayer entered the jury room at 10:37 a.m. and left at 11:57. IIu brushed aside newsmen's questions both as he entered and left. Ho said he "look an ouIJi" not to divulge wh;it ho told the jury. Sherwood said nothing except "I cumu lu'i'i; voluntarily." The jury resumed ils twice-a- wcek inquiry, a schedule observed since Prosecutor John G. Tinder first started the investigation last April, a day after three lop officials of the carpenters union invoked the Fifth Amendment before a Senate subcommittee studying reports of quick profits in right-of-way deals Involving federally financed roads in Hoosier- land. Use of the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering 1U2 questions by Ihe Senate Public Iload.s Subcom- miltce in Washington brought a promise from AFL-CIO President George Meany of prompt "attention" to the matter. The AFL-CIO executive council has a policy lhat union leaders invoking the amendment when questioned about corruption charges should give up their jobs, The amendment was invoked by Carpenters' Presidenl Maurice A. Hutcheson, Second Vice President 0. William Elaicr, and General Treasurer Frank M. Chapmaa.

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