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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 13, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA: Considerable cloudiness, warm and humid tonight with scattered thunderstorms ending late tonight or early Friday, followed by fair and pleasant remainder of Friday. Little change in tempera- lures. Temperature 12 noon 80 degrees. Sunset 8:14 p.m., sunrise Friday 5:17 a.m. Founded 1844— HOME TOW** NE\VSPAI>ER NOW IN OUR _ 113th YEAR HOME EDITION For All De»«r««.e»i» LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1957 Price Per Copy, Seven Cents AVERT RIOT AT REFORMATORY New $90,000 Pumping Station Will Serve Galvestons Needs Public Works Fund Slashed In Congress Seven Per Cent Cut Is Made By House Appropriations Committee By UNITED PRESS Another of President Eisenhower's appropriations requests suffered a 7 per cent cut at the hands of the House Appropriations Committee today. The committee slashed $61,639,977 from the Eisenhower public works program. As approved by the committee and sent to the House, the bill—providing funds for flood control, navigation, reclamation and some power projects—totaled $814,813,023. If the House upholds the committee cuts, it will have reduced all of the appropriations measures it has considered so far this session by $4,042,855,829. The cuts ihave averaged about 7 per cent. In the Senate today, Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson said that chamber's cuts in Eisenhower's budget requests ha've averaged 7.5 per cent. Johnson said the cuts were made "intelligently and prudently without taking 'meat ax' swings." Johnson said it would be especially "dangerous" to make "meat ax" cuts in the $3,1137,000,000 foreign aid-bill the Senate is debating. Other congressional news: Postal Pay; A group of congress- Opening of these water valves next week at Galvcslon will put inlo operation a new water softening plant built at a cost of $90,000, financed by a city bond issue. Al the valves arc cily water superintendent Marshall Taylor and Carl Booth, plpu filler of Engineering Construction Company, Losansport. ' (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) --^- -'• . ,'- ~j»— — ujd.-^**--.* -j^** • .*•-,•„;•:• •_• ••€.'.• "af- **• •*&&« *35* Inspecting the new water plant at Calveslon, prior to opening next week, Ja contractor. Inspecting the new water plant at UalveHton, prior m upcumx ucai reek are water superintendent Marshall Taylor, left, and Howard and ame's Jones, of th« Engineering Construction Company, I.ogansport, nnirurlor (Pharos-Tribune Plioto-Engraving.) GALVESTON—A - new water pumping operation, hair $30,000 which citizens have been looking forward to for sometime, will begin next week. To the 1,400 residents of Gal- ve.ston it will mean the eventual softening of hard, corrosive water which has plagued them for many years. The softening process will be gradual but townspeople can ex- peel the elimination of sue'- : conveniences as: gummy after washing, drab wash clothes, and iron red bathtubs and sinks. Citizens will be especially pleased also to see the pump in operation because they began paying for it in increased water rates last July. Increased water rales were Tiecessary because the new system was financed by a bond Issue, •to be paid for in 25 years at the •interest rate of 3.78 per cent. For the new system, two water •wells, both about 150 feet deep •were drilled in the southeast part of Galvcston. The main pump house contain- accumulated in the main pipes ,1 be washed off, causing a worse situation than there is now Contractor for the water treatment plant and a new pump house and Ui39 feut of water mains were Engineering Construction company of Logansport. ' The two new water wells were drilled by J. B. Orion company of Kokorno. Water superintendent Marshall Taylor said the old pump house that was built in 1924 will be renovated somewhat and will be u.sed as a stand-by emergency unit. Will Ignore China Coast Air Incident State Department Plans No Action After Chinese Rod Gunners Fire On Naval Plane , WASHINGTON (UP)—Communist China today followed up its charges that U.S. planes "invaded" China with a warning l-hat "further aggression" will be met with the fi|ll might of the Chinese armed forces. The U.S. Navy said Red Chinese coastal batteries opened up Wednesday on an American carrier plane flying eight miles outside the Chinese mainland. Pei- ping called the incident a planned attack aimed at preventing the 'peaceful liberation" of Formosa. The State Department said it "contemplates no action" against Red China for firing a-t the plane. Department spokesman Lincoln White said the decision was based on a Navy report that the craft appeared to have been flying westward of its planned course. Promises llclullntion The Peiping Peoples Daily, official organ of the Chinese Communist government, renewed and amplified ils angry charges today. The editorial was broadcast by Peiping Radio, chief propaganda outlet for Red China, "the Chinese people men urged postal pay increases to prevent further reductions in mail service. The administration opposes the boost. But Rep. J-ames H. Morrison (D-La.) said the Post Office Department is having trouble getting workers because of the low pay scale. He is sponsoring a bill l/o give the 518,OlM postal field workers an average increase of $1,703 a year. Welfare Funds: A.M. Holbrook Jr.. an expert on union welfare funds, told House investigators Mayflower II Sails Into Plymouth Harbor Knife-Armed Convicts Overpower Two Guards Hostages Held 'Less Than Hour by Felons Before Being Released Unharmed; Two Recalcitrant Convicts Described as "Drunk" on Prison- Made Brew. PENDLETON', Ind. (UP)—Two 'drunk" convicts armed with home-made knives hel'd two guards as hostage for less than an hour today at the Indiana Reformatory, and 50 state police troopers rushed to the scene on a New Violent Storms Sweep Over Indiana Heavy Rains and Winds Flail State and Indirectly Cause Two Deaths By UNITED PRESS A new rash of vicious storms riot call. But no riot developed and the situation, described by Governor Handlcy's office as an "incident," was under control within 40 minutes with nobody properly damage. Supt. Paul 13. hurt and no Whclchel, in swept across Indiana today ' ' PLYMOUTH, Mass. [UP)—The Mayflower-II tied up near Plymouth Rock loday, completing a 54- day trip from Plymouth, England. The doughty Pilgrim replica ship moored at 10:46 a.m. c.d.t. about 300 yards from America's most famous rock where the Pilgrims first landed in 1B20. The 'L-w was to take part in a re-creation of the Pilgrims' arrival here. The Coast Guard tug Yanldon met the little- wooden ship at the harbor entrance and towed her in- lo port. Scores of persons arose early for 1 ands of pe )e on hand for tJie official welcoming ceremonies later today. The Mayflower skipper, Capl. that sueh funds can be kepi, frce! a glimpse of the Uny bark which of mismanagement if "public dls--was on the closure" is made of how they are from Plyrr. administered by trustees. Un-American: The House Committee on Un-American Activities announced it will investigate alleged Communist activity in theater, television and other professional groups at public hearings in Sun Francisco. The hearings will be held June lfl-21.' . Draft: The Senate has passed and sent to the White House a bill authorizing a Iwo-year draft of young physicians and dentists for military s e r v i c e. The bill would make the maximum draft age for physicians 35 instead o[ 50 a.s at present. incetown Wednesday. The square- rigged galleon hal>d there to reenact the signing of the Mayflower Compact, just ss the lound- charge of the walled institution only a few week. s said the inmates . were obviously intoxicated by dumped more ram on a country- j.. brow , hey m ' ke up hcrc .. Ho side already over-supplied with -said a pitcher containing the fer- moisture. imentcd drink was found in a But the latest in a series of wind' kitchen where the trouble oc- and thunderstorms did :iUe ^™- 1 '"widen*], identified the prisoner., a S Ci las Charles Capps, 28, sentenced An earlier flurry of windstorms from Marion County to 2 to 21 and lightning which struck the 'years for manslaughter, and Bill southwestern quarter of Hoosiei- 1 Yoll "g. u - sentenced from Elkhart land Tuesday night was blamed c ,°" n 'y to 2 '° 5 y cars for bur ' indirectly today for two deaths at Terre Haule. Meanwhile, muddy flood water spread over bottomlands along While River in a runoff of precipitation which totaled up lx> five or more inches Tuesday and Wednes- ing fathers did 336 years ago, and Hay. It further hampered far- was virtually commandeered by . . . eager tourists. Coast Guard cutters circling the 92-foot craft were unable to pry away an excursion boat hugging the side of the official committee launch next to the Mayflower II. The Mayflower II, exact replica of the original, lurched into Prov- ineetown at the end of a 50-yard low line from the Coast Guard cutter Yankton. Fifteen to 20-foot : 54Ui day of her voyage swells pilched the tiny craft, r.outh, England. Thous- 1 "It bothered me a little," Vil- .•rsons were exipccted toners said, "to come in on a tow Two Federal Agents Shot In Dope Raid Suspected Narcotics Peddler Also Wounded in Battle in Chicago Tavern CHICAGO (UP) — Two federal narcotics agents and an alleged line. But it would have bothered me more to be out there ballling those winds." Alan Villiers, had hoped to make | Villlers was high in praise for ,he entire bay crossing without a his 32-man crew. He said: . aw. "The Lord was with us during Some of the edge was taken off the trip and 'the ship handled Jie Plymouth reception at Prov-[very well." whose corn and soybean planting has been long delayed by spring rains seldom matched in history for volume and frequency. At Torre Ilnule, Charles HigEin- botham, 37, was killed Wednesday glary. Both were placed in solitary confinement. The guards' were KcnncUi 3uell of Anderson and Bernard Vaughn of Now Casllo. Neither was injured, Whelchel said. Ilandlny, who heard the riot call on his slate police radio as ha rode lo the Stalehouse in his limousine from the governor's mansion, immediately ordered Arthur Campbell, a member of the- Slate Correction Board, lo the night when a big t r c e limb | scc ™- T '' 1< ? hoard supervises stalo smashed on an automobile ini 1)c ", institutions, which he was riding on u cily I Whelchel said about 30 other street. Police said the limb was [convicts and several guards and weakened by a Xvlndstnrm a few hours earlier. Unumnn Fnlls Dead William Stull/., Clinton, a power utility lineman, was killed by a heart attack Wednesday at Terre Haute while repairing lines damaged by the same storm. Today's new storms struck In- civil employes were in the kitchen when Ihe prisoners grabbed tha guards for no apparent reason. None of the other convicts pnr- ticjpatod and remained quietly by whiie other guards watched them and spread the word to Whelchel's office. Most of Ihe other prisoners, aboul 2,000, did not dianapolis and New Harmony and I "umbering other points. The Weather Bureau |l«!ow nnylhmg was amiss, Whel- Child Slain By Sex Fiend DETROIT (UP) — The ravaged body of fi-ycar-o',d Mary de Cans- sin was found in a field today near her home in suburban Ecorse. Ecorse Township police said the girl's hands were tied behind her back and she had been beaten and raped. Mary's body was found after an all-night search by nearly 2,000 police and volunteers. Tins search started Wednesday night when Mr. and "Mrs. Edmund de Caussln Jr. reported Ihut Mary, the oldest of Iheir four children, was missing. The liltle girl was last seen Wednesday afternoon, shortly after a photographer hod been in the neighborhood taking pictures of narcotics peddler were shot and children on a pony. Walter George Is Confined to Hospital With Heart Ailment (UP)—Elder stales- F. George, retired ATLANTA man Wal'er Democratic Senate "dean" now serving as President Eisenluw- er's special NATO ambassador, was hospitalized with a heart ailment today. Emory University Hospital reported Wednesday night George', was found to be in serious JI1>; ^,,,,,.,- ,—,-.* do not,wounded critically Loday in a gun 1 Many followed the photographer threaten nor do they invade other!battle at a suburban tavern, ja»d pony for a short distance but countries nor will they allow their I Police reinforcements rushed to then returned home. However, she • '•• ! disappeared u abort time laler. Peggy Hopkins Joyce Dies of Throat Cancer NEW YORK (UP)—Peggy Hop- country to be threatened or invaded," it said. "If the American aggressors dare to invade. China -our armed forces will deal them smashing blows." "Yesterday's incident was aimed at creating tension in the Far East and preventing the peaceful liberation of Taiwan (Formosa). China territorial land, sea and air are inviolable. The i American aggressors will have to face all the consequences of their provocative acts." ClaimH Two Planes In Taipei, Rear Adm. Lu Ho-lu, « - • - i (y Waft 1UUIJU ^W "^ *"* "-»•«—" Ing Ihe water softening tanks were! wit|)in h(mrs aner he placed over the No. 1 well and pipc was laid to it from the No. 2 well, so that water may he pumped simultaneously from both wells. The system was so constructed that in ease of emergency when more water is needed quickly that water can bypaas the softening tanks and move directly into the mains. In the softening tanks were placed gravel and zeolite through which the water will seep so as to reduce the amount of iron in it before flowing into the pipes. The water softening process admit'cd for a checkup. The hospital .'said he was administered anti-coagulants, drugs used to prevent blood from forming dols'whieh sometimes cause heart attacks.. Dr. Willis Hurst said George, who served In the U.S. Senate 34 years, will be advised to resl lot- several weeksat his home in Vienna, Ga., after his hospital stay. Hurst gave no indication of how long that would be. "Senator George has bad chest pain and shortness of brealh tor thoxpast several weeks due to coro the scene and laid seige to the Triangle Inn in River Grove for 45 minutes with riot guns, machine guns and tear Kas shells. They found the tavern deserted when (hoy entered. The federal agents, 'a-ken to Oak Park Hospital, were Identified us John Ripa, shot in the back, and Jack Love, wounded in the abdomen. Also wounded was Cnrl (Joe Bananas) Urbinali, a patron of the tavern und suspecled dope peddler, who was shot in the head. Albert E. Aman, district super- Nationalist military .spokesman,,visor of the U.S. Bureau of Narsa-id the Communists opened fire colics, said six agents went to the kins Joyce, former showgirl whose six Broadway marriages reported that a thunderstorm at I New Harmony before dawn was accompanied by wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Across the Wa-basli River at Mount Cnrmol, 111., television antennas wen; bent and a radio station was off Hie air because of a power failure. Winds of al least 57 miles per hour velocity swept Indianapolis in a rush-hour storm Hi is morning. The Linton-.Iasonville - DuRKer- Nowberry area also got n windy storm. A $7,000 screen at Ihe Union Drive-In Theater was leveled and ruined. Trees blew down; on a couple of homes and a tree fell on an automobile at Juson- ville. But there was lit Lie rain. Precipitation in the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. included 1.75 inches at Kokomo, 1.4!) on the In- Girard Says Military Put On Pressure Charges Efforts Made to Influence Him to Stand Trial in Japanese Court WASHINGTON (UP)—American soldier William S. Girnrd said in an interview in Japan tod-ay U.S. military minorities have put pressure on him- to stand trial in a Japanese court for slaying a jnp.ldianapolls southeast side, .'.ir> at on an Army Iirlng! Mal '' on i • afl al Winchester, .115 at ancso woman range. But Girard flatly denied reports from- Washington and his .home town of Ottawa, 111., that he said his persona! Army counsel in Japan also had argued that trial in a Japanese court would be an easy way out, Girard, 21, a specialist 3-c, Is accused of killing Mrs. N a k a Sakaj while guarding a military firing range near Tokyo. She was struck in the back by an empty cartridge fired from a grenade launcher on Girard's rifle. The Japanese have charged _ ________ _____ _____ n __ made her an International celeb- i that Girard enticed Mrs. Saicai, rily, died Wednesday night throat cancer. Andrew C. Meyer, her sixth husband, was at her bedside in the Memorial Center for cancer and allied diseases. of I wilio was trying to pick up empty shells to sell for scrap, to within firing distance and then fired the on Chinese planes an hour and a half before the shot at the American plane, >ut lhal Ihe Nationalist aircraft escaped damage. Peiping claimed two Nationalist planes shot down and one U.S. plane damaged. 'All our planes returned un- •nust be done slowly, otherwise nary disease," Hurst said. "Seva concentration of rust that has eral weeks of rest will bo needed." damaged," Lu said. The' incident,- latest in a series of U.S. - Communist Chinese skirmishes in the Formosa Straits area occurred early Wednesday morning. The Navy said Communist anti-aircraft batteries hit and slightly damaged the plane, but no crew members were injured. The plane was on a routine training flight. It apparently wandered off course in hazy weather, Bu 1 the. Navy insisted it was no closer than eight miles lo Uie Red Chinese shore. tavern during the course of nil investigation. He said Ripa and Love; wore unarmed. Four of the agents wenl into the tavern and ordered sandwiches. However, the bartender and co- owner, Dominic Argentine, apparently recognized hhem and tried 16 push them out the door. During the ensuing scuffle, police said, Argentine shot Ripa. Love, who went to Ripa's aid, was shot by.Urbinali, authorities said. Their fellow agents, Charles Adams, .Peter Le Vec and James Seeney" opened fire and managed to get Ripa and Love to a waiting Portland, .95 at Crawfordsville, .55 at Peru, .18 at Terre Haute, .1(3 ul Lafayette, .52 at Blufflon. WahuHh, Willie Others included Up Again .:il at South chol sa-id. Whelchel said inmates hava been known for years to make an alcoholic brew, presumably from food served in the institution. Ho said small ciu.inlilies frequently arc confiscated but none had been found recently. A search of the institution after the incident revealed no more of the drink, he said. Troopers rushed to Ihe walled institution—ju.st across a highway from a stalo police post—shortly after 8 a.m. on call from Whelchel that trouble was brewing. The guards were grabbed whfio prisoners worked cleaning up after breakfast in the institution's dining hall and kitchen. Arthur Campbell, a member of the Stale Correction Board which supervises |> e n n 1 institutions, ru.sh-ed lo the scene and went wilh .state police officers and Whelchel to (he scene of the disturbance. The threat of a riot ceased about 40 minutes after it began, officials said. There were no reports immediately whether Ihe guards were injured or whether any convicts were hurt. Wliclchcl said the two Imna'.cs cornered Ihe guards in the kitchen. He said he "couldn't give much Bend, .42 at Fort Wayne and ,01 al Evansville. The Wabush and White Rivers, which have had frequent tips and downs throughout the long spring season, were rising most of the way along their routes but above-. flood stage crests were expected ldea ° r lh( ' f]! *' na & c - injuries or at only a few points. The White, anything" unlrt hejiad "_ report, crested at Spencer last Wednesday and fell more than a fool by this morning. Boy Hit by Baseball Bat Fatally Injured • MAPLEWOOD, N..I. (UP)—Au- jlhorilies planned .an autopsy today to determine what caused the death of a 18-ycar-okl boy who was struck in the stomach by a Reports that Girard claimed Ihc fatal shot. Girard claimed her death was'accidental, An agreement to turn Girard over lo a Japanese court for trial, on manslaughter charges touched off an international controversy and his lawyers worked long past midnight in Washington today in nn attempt lo bring him back to the United Slates for a review of his case. batted bull. The victim, Richard Drummond, collapsed Wednesday minutes after, he was hit in the stomach by a line drive in a softball game during a recreation period al Columbia High School. Hogan Withdraws TOLEDO, Ohio (UP) — Ben Hogan, hoping lo win an unprecedented fifth championship, was forced to withdraw from the U.S. Argentine, Urblnotl and Iwo Open loday because of a chronic other tavern patrons then fled, but one of the agents shot Urbinati as he tried to enter his car In a parking lot. neuralgic back ailmenl • which shunted him to the sidelines shortly before he was lo tee off. in the first round. Army and Mnj. Stanley F. Levin, his Army adviser, were pulling pressure on him were made in Washington by a spokesman for his allorney, Earl Carroll, and in Ottawa by the soldier's brother, Louis. "Bill Girard told his brother he had.been advised by his Army- appointed adviser Major Levin lhal he should go before a Japanese court because if he didn't he would get a very stiff sentence from the United Stales under an Army court-martial," Jolin Griffin, Carroll's spokesman, said in Washington. Slays Girl; Shoots Self FLINT, Mich. UP — A young suitor killed his fiancee early today because she wanted to break off their engagement and look his own life a short time later. Police said John Cooper, 22, beat 19-year-old Barbara Moss to death und threw her body into a creek in Kearslcy Park, A preliminary examination Indicated the girl suffered a broken neck before she was Ihrown inlo the creek. Cooper then went home and told his mother, "I've just killed niy girl friend." He grabbed a .38 caliber revolver and returned to the park where he shot himself to death only 200 yards from the spot where the girl's body had been found. Police, who had launched a widespread search for Cooper after the youth's mother notified them of the slaying, found his body beneath a tree with a bullet hole in the right temple. | Governor Hundley appoinled Whelchel su)»erintondont in April lo-replace Halph Tnhash.' Taha.sh led seven guards into Ihe mess hall last July lo break up a half-hour riot by aboul 25 prisoners. Two shotguns were fired Into the mob wounding eight prisoner! at that time. the action- POWER of Classified Ads PHONE 4141

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