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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 14, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC UBRARi CLOUDY INDIANA; Partly cloudy, warm and humid this afternoon and tonight with scattered thunderstorms. Satu r d a y showers. Temperature 12 noon 81 degrees. Sunset 8:14 p.m^ sunrise Saturday 5:17 a.m. HOME TOWNT :NEWBF»APER NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Depnrn»e Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1957. Pvll-tnueii Ualtfd Premm Wife* Dw M Price Per Copy, Seven Cents RUSSIA URGES A-TESTS HALTED Construction Of New $239,948 Armory At Delphi Expected To Start Shortly Fourteen Gl's Die In Crash Of Army Truck Nine Others Hurt As Vehicle Skids Out Of Control And ! Plunges Into Shallow Creek FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. (UP)—An Army truck returning 25 men of the famed 101st Airborne Division from field- training skidded out of control on a gravel road Thursday and plunged 25 feet through a bridge rail into a shallow creek, killing 14. Nine others were injured. Tossed about helplessly in the sickening skid and plunge, most of the victims died when the two and one-half ton, covered truck pinned them in one foot of water. Several managed lo struggle Construction of this new $239,948 National Guard Armory at Delphi is expected In begin soon, about ten days afler official approval Is from beneath the wreckage. A received from Washington. Dimensions of the structure are approximately 100x150 feet, with u drill room 20 feel high. A driveway lo the helicopter lifted one end of the; building and a parking lot mound it will Ue hard surfaced. Construction Associates of Logansport is general contractor. Architect is Fleck truck so rescuers could get lo the Quuibc and Reed of Indianapolis. bodies of others. "I had a falling sensation, followed by a thud, not a crash," said one survivor. "There was a feeling of pressure around us. Everyone was being lossed around bul there was no panic or screaming." Officers al Uie base hospital here, where Ihe injured were brought, said none of them appeared critically hurt. Although the water in Piney Fork Creek was shallow, officers said some of the men may have been drowned and some killed in the plunge which ended on the rocky bottom. "We don't know yel just how ttiey died bul an investigation already is under way," said a spokesman at the Ft. Campbell public information office. He said the wreck"" occurred on a gravel road on the Tennessee side of the big reservation aslride the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Injured were brought to the base hospital here by other vehicles in the area. The ill - faled truck was the only vehicle loaded with soldiers on the long curve where the accident occurred. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Twisters and Floods Still Plague Nation Tornadoes Sighted in Half Dozen States; Floods House Heads For Vote On Civil Rights Southern Bloc Introduces More Amendments As Heated Debate Continues WASHINGTON (UP) —The House civil rights forces drove today for a final vote on the civil j rights program by nightfall. But southerners said they liave many more amendments to propose, They predicted no final vote today. The House spent five hours Thursday debating and defeating amendments affecting on a small section of the bill. The amendments were aimed at limiting or changing the duties of a federal commission called for by the Civil Rights Bill, The commission would investigate complaints of righl-to-vole violalions. The key amendment still to come was the "jury Irial" amendment. That would guarantee the Nuclear Ban Proposal Provides Enforcement Soviets Recommend at London Disarmament Conference That Tests Be Called Off for Two to Three Years With Observers Stationed in Russia and U. S. right of trial by jury inslead of by a federal judge lo persons accused ot violaling federal injunc- lions in civil righls cases. House GOP Leader Joseph W. Martin Jr. predicted Ihe southerners would gel a "good licking" on the amendment Olher congressional nosvs: Aid: Senate foreign aid backers ; strove to defend the aid program against a determined effort to cut it. Leaders expressed confidence that they could stop any propos- f Capt. Don Claw son, of the Delphi guard unit, points nut (lie spot on which the new armory will be liuilt. The location is in the south section of Delphi, nu a four-acre pint of ground. It will be headquarters for Company B, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 38lh Division. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) IDENTIFY VICTIMS FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. (UP) — The Army early today released | the list of dead and injured in an accident which killed 14 soldiers and injured 9. The dead from the Midwest Included: Pvl. James L. Gorsuch, 17, St. Louis, Mo. Pvt. Roger J. Jossi. 18, Chicago. Pvt. James W. Wright, 20, Chicago. Pvt. Kenneth K. Archambeau, 23, Greenwood, S.D, The injured: Pvt. Bobby L. Michel, 22, Vandalia, 111. DELPHI—Construction on the nesv $239,948 National Guard Armory is- expected to begin here within 30 days. Contract terms for building of the armory call for work lo be starled by Conslruclion Associates Inc. of Logansport ten days after Final approval for construction, which is expected from Washington al anytime. It must be com- ple'ed within 270 days after slarl- No Pressure Put On Him, Says Girard Soldier Fating Trial in Japanese Court Repudiates , His Earlier Story CAMP WHITTINGTON, Japan (UP)— Army Specialist 3C William S. Girard today repudiated his strtement thai American military authorises put pressure on him lo stand trial in a Japanese court for slaying a Japanese woman. Girard, 21, issued his denial in a news conference immediately after conferring for Ihe first time with Brig. Gen. Charles L. Decker, assistant judge advocate general of the U.S. Army, who arrived from Washington two days ago. After the meeting Girard met newsmen for five minutes to reply to "two question s." He was flanked by Decker and Maj. Stanley F. Levin his legal adviser in the case. ing. Capt. Don Clawson, of the Delphi guard unit, said he hopes lo get word of approval very shortly. Of the total cost, $174,050 will be paid by the federal government and the remainder by the slate. The local guard unit will be required to finance a day room at a cost of ,51,500, Capt. Clawson said. one of Ihe most modern struc'.urcs in the stale. In addition lo the building itself, which will have approximate dimensions ot 100x150 feet with a 20 foot- ceiling, there will be a surfaced driveway and parking area, a flag pole, and landscaping. The drill room will be 100 by 70 feet with a' targel alcove al Ihe rear. There will be four officers' rooms about, IS by 15 feel and Ihree classrooms, aboul 28 by 30 feet. The armory will have kitchen facililies and locker and shower rooms for officers and men, and Iwo public resl rooms. Capt. C'.awson said it will mean more and better training facilities for the unil, and he believes il will aid in increasing the present 'be"*'built in '. sll ' cn gth of his. unil aboul 30 per The armory will __ — South Delphi on a four-acre plot. ! cent - Capl. Clawson said it would be! There are now 84 enlisted men and four officers in the unit, Company B. 293 Infantry Regiment, 38th Division. This includes men from all of Carroll county and some in White and Tippecanoe counties Other officers of the unit are 1st Lt. Charles Raider, execulive officer; 1st Lt. Robert Myers, plaloon leader, and 1st Lt. Dan Burkha! Sweep Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska A band of tornadic storms spread ln , a from Colorado to Wesl Virginia to- : ooooofl day. Heavy rains accompanying j nal ' votc b toni hl (he storms touched off floods in i Bakers- The S c n a <• o TMpkpU Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebras- C( ^^ e Jilted^tkJry" President James G. Cross for questioning. The committee w-ant- ed to ask him among other things how his beautiful brunette girl friend got on tho union payroll as an "organizer." Bascb.aH: Rep. Patrick J. Hillings (R-Calif.) predicted "major changes" in the National League. Most of the tornado activity during the night was concentrated in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions with twisters sighted near Detroit, Mich,, Charleston, W.Va,, Wars-a-w, Tenn., and Cincinnati and Waterville, Ohio. No serious damage or injuries funnel clouds. Earlier, twisters were reported near Frankton, Colo.; Columbus, Neb.; Monroe, Neb.; Damascus, Ark.; Sioux City, Iowa, and Ellinwood, Kar., Considerable property damage occurred in the twislers near Damascus ar.d Monroe, Neb., but no injuries were reported. Heavy thunderstorms with wi'nd luauur, ana ISL JJL, uan jjurKna,- „.,,,(,, Mrt ,.„ « c . i n i ., ter, platoon leader. Thomas Smith ofdUag^ ^k tVh^o ' c n rlmimcl ffi M;n ncc, pt n n(- _ . D »*"- »j , v 1 1 i vi :s adminislralive assistant. Capt. Clawson said the new armory can be leased by the public for special occasions. Architects on the armory were Fleck, Queibe, and Reed, of Indianapolis. Capt. Clawson said the old armory will be used by Ihe Delphi school system. It is owned jointly by the city and state. I-Ie said the slate will sell .its interest to the school and the city will do- natu its portion. Foreign Aid Is On Menu At Breakfast President Serves Congressmen Bacon, Sausage and Eggs and Plugs Aid Bill WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower plugged his foreign aid bill today in another round of coffee cup politics wilh House Republicans. The chief execulive served juice, bacon and sausage, scrambled eggs, and coffee—and advice—lo 42 GOP House members at the i second in a series of While House harmony breakfasts. Rep. James G, Fulton of Pennsylvania said Uie President, circu- For Quickly Filling Needs' CLASSIFIFI PHONE 4141 A spokesman for Girard's Amcr- i a ting from table to table in the can lawyers said Thursday night. slalo dining room urged passage 1n Wncmnrrtnn t-nr>inii*nn>4'nK»A(.t-i v in Washington that Girard's brother. Louis, had cabled him instructions not to "talk lo any newsmen unless you are alone and nol in a room." Girard said he had been misunderstood about the "pressure." His brother Louis said in OUa- wa, 111., Wednesday that Girard told him in a trans-Pacific telephone conversation he was under pressure by American authorities in Japan. military Thursday he told Unite'd Press correspondent Dick Horning by telephone "I have been under pres- lure from the Army and the Far East Command." of his $3,800,000,000 mutual aid appropriation as "absolutely necessary and the best way to wage peace." Vice President Richard M. Nixon and GOP National Chairman Meade Aleorn also were guests at the breakfast. Rep. Charles A. Halleck of Indiana said the President discussed the defense budget at some length. Eisenhower, he said, related some of his experiences aboard the supercarrier USS'Saratoga recently to explain why modern ships, planes and missiles pose a complicated financial problem. Postpone Fourth Nuclear Explosion LAS VEGAS, New. (UP) — The Atomic Energy Commission early today postponed the fourth -blast of the 20-shol summer series for 24 hours because of slrong surface] winds. • The poslponement was announced less than three hours before Ihe scheduled detonalion from a plalform hanging benealh a captive balloon 500 feet above the desert test site, 75 miles northwest of here. The test was rescheduled for Saturday morning. It was the third postponement of the blast which is expected to- equal 10,000 tons of TNT—nearly half the power of the two bombs which leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The AEC was forced to delay the test twice previously to complete technical preparations. 13 Year Old Youth Jailed For Burglary Lannie Ohman Held for Entering East Melbourne Avenue Home An 18-year-old youth was jailed at 1:30 a. m. Friday on a charge of first degree burglary. Lannie Ohman, 18, of 106 East Melbourne avenue,- first managed to escape through a window when discovered by Mrs. Charles Albright in her home at 122 East Melbourne avenue. But the prowler was apprehended a short time later attempting lo hide at.the rear of a service station, 201 East Market street. Ohman gained entrance lo hie house by prying off the clips and removing a screen on Ihe south side of the. building. His presence was noted by Mrs. Albright, who heard a noise from her daughter's room. She investigated and saw Ihe intruder afler turning on the light. Ohman then dashed for the window and finally eluded Mrs. Albright, who had'grabbed his shirt and inflicted a long scratch on his shoulder. Given the description of the prowler, police knew who to look for and soon caught him back of the filling station. Chief Lee Morris said he planned to question Ohman this afternoon on the series of residence burglaries reported in the city during the past several weeks. • Central Pennsylvania and South central New York. The windstorm ripped Ohio Thursday afternoon, uprooling trees and downing utility lines in isome rumblings in the American League later." Hillings is sponsoring legislation that would bring baseball under the anti - trust laws. 7'axes: Budget Bureau Director Percival Brundage told a joint congressional economic subcommittee the earliest possible lax cut is more than a year away. And, he said, a tax cut then would be possible only if Ihe line on federal spending is held and prices remain slable, Atoms: The Senate Foreign Relations Commiltee approved ratifi- calion of President Eisenhower's Tipton Takes Firsl Step for New Addition Meeting in High School June 26 to Consider Fund Transfers Necessary lor Construction Additional appropriations totaling $5,710 will be considered by Tipton township Trustee Herbert Grant and his advisory board al a special meeting at 8:M) p. m. Wednesday, June 26, in the auditorium of Tipton township high school, it was announced Friday. The action is preparatory to the construction of an addition lo the high school with federal lunds available for that purpose, the trustee said. To comply with state requirements the township also will purchase more than 11 acres of land on the north side of Ihe school. Truslee Grant staled that federal funds obtained by Ihe lown- ship in a period of less than Iwo years would pay for Ihe purchase of the land and for the construction of the addition lo Ihe school. It is planned to build Ihe two- room addition, one room for Ihe band and one room for shop facilities, al Ihe southeast corner of the school. It will be a 56 by 58 foot one-story brick structure attache's lo Ihe present building. Tipton township residents voted in favor of Ihe high school addition 40 lo' 5 at a meeting May 21 at the high school when it was pointed out thai $39,715 in federal funds were available for thai purpose, Estimated cost of the addi- lion is $37.000. The adc'ilional appropriations to be considered June 26 ir.cluue $3,310 to be transferred from unap- propriated funds received from the treasurer of the United Stales under public law 874 lo special school fund, new buildings and grounds, and $2,400 transferred from transportation of children lo new buildings and grounds in the special school fund. many sections of the state. One inch hailstones peppered Bellefon- atoms for peace treaty after lie- laine, Ohio. areas' an "inlerorelalion " • mler Prelatipn. wou i,j pj-ovide for American wilh- f m 1 j ed ° power lines. Columbus doused by a one-half inch rainfa! in 11 minutes. Walton and Warsaw in Northern Kentucky were buffeted by winds up to GO m.p.'h., damaging power and telephone lines. Trees, trolley lines and power lines also were toppled by the severe -slorms i.n Pennsylvania. A (ialf_inch rain during a one-hour period yesterday caused major traffic jams in Pittsburgh. At Corning, N.Y., trees and power lines were blown down! and at least two homes were damaged. The widespread storm front was caused by a meeting of warm air from the Soulh and cool air 'rom Canada. It was the fourth straight day of severe weather, and weathermen predicted no immediate lelup 'n the storms. I draws'! from Ihe Internalional , w ,? rt j| Atomic Agency if it changed its felled basic.rules in a manner unaccep- *,?;> table lo Ihe Senale. The "interpretation" appeared to satisfy possible opponents and assure ratification. Will Launch Walk Repair Reconslruclion of sidewalks In the downtown business district is expected to begin nexl week, according lo City .Engineer .Wayne Doran. Dean Musselman, who was given the contract by the board of works a month ago, is preparing to start the work in a few days.' . Engineer Doran reported about 90 percent of the property owners of downtown buildings are cooperating with the city in this venture. ' Doran said the return of signed 'agreements to his office has been encouraging. Under this system, Ihe,city will pay one-third of the costs and the property owner bears two-lhirds of the expense. The program is one part of the effort to "spruce up" Logansport's shopping district. Nominate Peterson Denmark Ambassador WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower today accepted the resignation of Val Peterson as federal civil defense administrator and nominated him lo be Ihe new ambassador lo Denmark. Leo A. Hoegh, former governor of Iowa, was nominated to succeed Peterson as head of the civil defense administration. Peterson, a former Republican governor of Nebraska, has served as civi! defuse chief since February, 1953.. Refuses Operation To Save His Life INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Pondo Sugarcff; 77, a native of Greece, steadfastly . refused today to permit a surgical operation that will save his life. Doctors have pleaded wilh him for three days, Sugareff has gangrene in his right foot. Doctors want to amputate, otherwise, they said, he will die. Report Condition Of George Serious ATLANTA (UP) — Former Sen. Walter F, George remained in serious condition with a heart ailment today but a hospital spokesman-said he "had a fairly comfortable night." George, 79, entered Emory University Hospital two days ago for a series of tests expected to determine whether his ailment, hardening of the arteries, will permit continued public life. China Frees Two Priests Held 4 Years Jesuit Fathers Charles J. McCarthy and John A. lloule Reported in Good Health HONG KONG (UP)—Two American Rornaji Catholic priests were released from Communist Chinese captivity today upon completion of four year prison terms, according to a telephone report from Shanghai. The priests were Jesuit Fathers Charles J. McCarthy, San Francisco, and John A. Houle, Glendale, Calif. They were arrested in Shanghai June 15, 1953, and sen- Itenced to four years imprisonment 'on charges of espionage. In a lelephone conversalion with the United Press office here, Father McCarthy said he and Father l-tynle are in good health. "I'm quite well," he said. "Father Houle still has, a bad back but );e is comparatively well, in good' health." Father McCarthy sounded cheerful and was willing to lalk in contrast to the reluctance of previously released prisoners (o speak of their experiences over the telephone from Communist China. "We expect to leave here wilhin 10 days bul are not sure since we have not had time to make inquiries about transportation," he said. Communist guards look them from a house where they had been held for more than a year to Shanghai's infamous Ward Road Prison for processing before turning them loose. The priests went immediately to the Jesuit mission house in Shanghai. Two other priests were released earlier this year upon completion of their prison terms. They were Franciscan Father Fulgence Gross, Omaha, Neb., released March 28 after six years imprison-- ment,'and the R*v. Paul J. Kac- mensen, Baltimore, Md., a Lutheran missionary who served five years. ; LONDON (UP) — Russia formal. ly proposed today a two to threo year hall on nuclear tests, with, observers lo be slationed in both Russia and the United Slates lo ensure enforcement. Observers also would be sfa- lioned in Britain "and Ihe Pacific area" and would be part of an international commission ordered to report to the United Nations Security Council and the U.N. Genera! Assembly. The proposal, placed before the U.N. five-nation disarmament sub- commillee by chief Soviet delegatg Valerian Zorin, ran- into immediate criticism from both France and the United Slalcs. Zorin, it was said, did not .spell oul details of his plan, such as provision for aerial inspection as proposed under President EisiMi- kiower's "open skies" plan and ridiculed by Soviet Party chief Nikita Khrushchev in Finland Thursday. Similar Russian proposals in the past have been rejected by tho West for lack of any iron-clad inspection scheme. U.S. Supports French Stand 1 France, supported by the Uni-ted States, objected lo the Zorin plan for i!.s failure to include any agreement to hall produclion of fissionable malcrials for military pur- U.S. disarmament adviser Harold Slassen was reported to ftava supported France's sland. Stnsscn returned from Washing- Ion today wiMi new "procedural" instructions from Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Slasscn denied he had been r-eprhuandcd for hi.s private talks with Russian representative Valerian Zorin. But Wes'orn diplomats expressed satisfaction thai veteran. American diplomat Julius Holmes, former minister !o London, would arrive- here shortly from W:i<hi:u;- lon lo "chapc'rone" Slasscn on mailers of procedure. The representatives of Britian, France and Canada called priv:,le talks willi Stasscn today three, hoars after his arrival and it was understood he would fill them ia on his talks with Dulles. The chief concern among (lie American allios-especially West Germany- was that Ihe Unite:! Suites might try in pull off a deal with Russia, not.only on disarmament but on broader issues including Germany, Administration sources in Washington flatly denied th;.s, but tha rumors persisted and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was reported especially worried thai this become an issue in the heated West onnan election campaign. The sources in Washington said Slassen had boon told lo make absolutely sure (lie Allies are told in advance what he !akc»s up with Zorin in future talks-including details. Army Rules Over Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (UP) —The Army today overturned the provisional government in a bloodies.? early morning coup and arrested President Daniel Fignole. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Antonio Kobreau headed the coup. Ha was expected momentarily to announce plans tor a new military regime. Officers were reported to have surrounded Fignole's home sometime afler midnight. They presumably took him into the fortress- like Les Casernes Dessalines, an army barracks. The city was in a turmoil but no violence was reported. Kebreau's action came less than three weeks after Fignole was proclaimed president on the heels of the May 25 revolt. Scouts Aid Lions in Placement of Flags Boy Scouts of America Troop 5, of the 9th street Christian church, assisted Ihe Logansport Lions Club with Ihe placing of American flags in Ihe downtown areas Friday, in observance of Flag Day. Tho Scouts were under the direction o£ Troop 5 Scoutmaster Jack Drompp. Logansport Scout troops are organized on a rotaling basis for tho placement of flags in the downtown area on holidays and other special occasions. The next unit scheduled t» handle the displaying of flags is Troop 20, of the Wheatland. avenu* Methodist church. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

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