l-OGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY FAIR $&< Logansport—Mild today and tonight, turning a little coaler Friday. Low tonight about 45, high Friday about 55. Sunset 4:23 p.m. Sunrise Friday 7:01 a.m. Low Friday night 35 to 40. Outlook for Saturday: Cloudy and cooler, high in the 40s. .NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION ( "YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER Founded 1844— For All Department* LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1957. Fnll-Lenieil United Pre» Wlm Dny nnd Price Per Copy, Seven Cents POST OFFICE SWAMPED TORNADOES KILL 13 Handley Hints Candidacy for U.S. Senate Governor Says He Will Either 'Step Up Or Step Out' INDIANAPOLIS (U?) — Governor Handley said today if he de- .cides to complete his four-year [term in office it probably will mean the career. end of his: political Handley told a news conference if he decides not to run for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he loses his chance to "step up" in politics be cause of the "deadend" in 1960. HIRSCHAUER Shelves at the local post office were lillcd with Christmas packages this week, as shown in the photo above. Th» parcel post department has been swamped with deliveries and is working overtime to keep up with the rush. Above, Ray Swartzell, left, and Harold Smith, parcel post employees, sort through the packages in the rear of the post office. Big Loads for Mail Carriers Deliveries Climb At Logan Post Office The work load at the local post office began shifting to mail carriers Wednesday as cancellations decreased while deliveries climbed sharply. City mail carrier delivered a total of 151,330 pieces of mail Wednesday according to Sylvester Kel- Attorney Explains Appropriation Lag City Attorney Tom Hirschauer said Thursday that the time when the city should have requested an additional appropriation to include pay raises for the judge and clerk- treasurer was a "matter of judge- ment." Herbert Holmes, representative of the state board of tax commissioners, Wednesday forwarded the request to the state board without recommendation. He question- Survey Shows Cities Split On Time Issue ed the validity since the salary increased would be retroactive to April 1. The city requested an $11,885 appropriation, which would include authorization of the salary hikes, from $2,400 a year to $5,400 a y ear ;iy"^stmast"e~r." INDIANAPOLIS latest Indianapolis Commerce poll showed today Hoosier cities still are split on the question of "what time should it be?" Executive vice president William H. Book said a poll of chambers across the state showed 23 in favor of year around "fast time", 8 for year c.round "slow time", and 9 for "half ind half." for the judge and from $2,800 to; $4,300 a year for the clerk-trea-' surer. Hirschauer pointed out that the pay raises were approved in accordance with the state law mandating councils to fix the salaries and setting the maximum at which they could be fixed. The city attorney said the appropriation for the pay raises could not have been included in the budget for this year, since the budget was prepared and approved , before the legislature acted to (UP) — Thej have counc iis fix the salaries. He added that the additional appropriation was not requested earlier since there appeared to be no necessity for doing so any earlier. Chamber of NATO Stronger, Says Eisenhower None of the cities favored T ndi- ana's present law jf seven months of standard and five months of PARIS (UP)—President Eisen- L hower said today at the conclusion i of the NATO summit conference daylighttime The Chamber said cities for "fast time" included Anderson, Bloomington, Connersville, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen, Elwood, Greensburg, Jeffersonville, Kendallville, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Logansport, Marion, Martinsville, Muncie, New Albany, New Castle, Nobtesville, Portland, Richmond, Shelbyville and Wabash. "Slow time" cities included Crawfordsville, Evansville, Frankfort, Greenfield, Jasper, Peru, Seymour, and Terre Haute. Cities favoring the "half-and- half" plan included Gary, Hammond, Michigan City, East Chicago, Valparaiso, LaPorte, South • 0 [ this city were re-appointed Cass PARIS CHARTER OK Missile Defense Shield For NATO PARIS (UP)—President Eisenhower and the 14 other NATO chiefs concluded today their historic summit conference with an agreement to seek missile • age peace through fresh disarmament talks with Russia and to insure it by arming Western Europe with nuclear missiles. The final communique of the four-day conference included an American offer to share with its Allies the technical know-how of 1,500-mile intermediate range bal-'be Russia's. Russia which "persists" in arming itself with "the most modern and destructive weapons, including missiles of all kinds." The Western powers offered to resume the United Nations Disarmament subcommittee meetings with Russia which ended in London last summer in complete HEAVY RAIN Spot Twisters In Some Areas Of Indiana By UNITED PRESS Tornadoes and thunderstorms whipped across portions of Indiana Wednesday night, dumping additional heavy rains on already well- soaked Hoosierland but causing ! wave of" killer" tornadoes rolled 200 Injured in 2 States; Hunt More Victims Damage in Millions For Southern Illinois Cities; Guardsmen Called MURPHYSBORO, 111. (UP) —A little damage. across parts of Missouri and The Indianapolis Weather Bu-j soul hern Illinois toward Indiana reau, which reported 26 tornadoes | Wednesday night, and rescue disagreement. The talks would ] between Wednesday afternoon and; workers today reported a rising either be in the subcommittee or I midnight in Missouri, Illinois and, toll of death and damage, 'held outside the. U.K. by the for-j Indiana, and 1 Stale Police-- saidj At least 13 persons were killed, eign ministers. The choice would: there were no confirmed reports I according to reports from city and listic missile (IRBM) production, j Soften U.S. Leadership The decision to strengthen the The final session of the NATO Handley's term ends in January,. Western nations against the threat, council took tw hours and 45 min- NEW FUEL 1961, and a Hoosier governor is| 0 f aggression through IRBM's and barred from succeeding himself.'nuclear warheads was blamed on There is no Senate seat to be| iilled in the 1960 elections. The governor said he would have :o "step up or step out" because that "seems to be the history of every governor in the slate." Handiey did not elaborate on his remarks. Earlier, Handley was quoted as saying he would decide by next spring whether he will make the Senate race. Handley has been mentioned in the past as a possible vice-presidential candidate, but he always has laughed off the ides. In response -to a demand by for- U.S. Chemical Bomber to Fly At 2,200 MPH WASHINGTON (UP) — The Air Force may be nearing a decision utes to agree point by point on its 'Charter of Paris," designed to convert NATO ino a missile-age defense shield. Observers said the conference provided a strengthening of the European voice in NATO and a "softening" of American leadership. President Eisenhower closed the any of the twisters hit ir Hoosier-j town officials and the Illinois Na!and. tional Guard in the stricken area. More than 200 were injured. Damage here still was difficult to estimate. At Mount Vernon, Bailey estimated at one million dollars, areas' E '6 Rt of tne dead here were identified, four of them in one "If any did," a police spokesman said, "it was in wide-open spaces." There were reports of tornado- |^ a , y ,°L Vi . r . g 'LT' like funnels sighted in the Rockville and Greencastle Wednesday night, but none apparently touched ground. The latest weather bureau summary listed an inch or more of precipitation in the 24-hour period family. Gen. Edmund O'Neill o£ the Illinois adjutant general's office reported at Springfield that two more unidentified dead were Then the President went to the ruin: may ^c niicmufe « nt^i^u*. . ," , n-J v. « on the award of a contract toj'j-S. embassy for a nap before ending at 7 a m at Co'umbusTin- found ^ay. The Illinois National conference with a request that the diana ; oliSp Martinsvil i e| Kni ' hts j Guard's ]30th Infantry headquar- leaders pause for 30 seconds o zionsville, and nearly an ;lers at Carbondale sent 50 officers silent refection "m_ the hope that | ;nch a[ Ten . e H Anderson,' and their work has not been in vain, p.,,,„,,.... .„,, „,,,„,. .„;„,,. area. develop a new bomber capable of flying three times the speed of in response to a aemana oy lui- d R rep0 rted today, mer Gov. George Craig that Hand-. „,.'_,„„ .„ „£ wo , lnA „„ ley stay out of the Senate race, j said he has about 45 extra carriers working to deliver the Christmas mail. There are 24 regular carrier. In a normal day the >ost office delivers from 12,000 to 15,000 pieces of mail, he said. Cancellations dropped from 110,400 on Tuesday to 91,939 Wednesday. The post office will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. the governor said '.'this shows the pattern" followed by his factional foes hasn't changed. "The same group that said I couldn't be governor apparently is malting the statement about the U.S. Senate," Handley said. But Handley isisted, "factionalism in the Republican party is at a low ebb" despite the attacks his week by Senator Homer Capehart, Rep. Charles Halleck and Craig. On the "grass roots level," Handley said, he coulu see. "no reason for bitterness because there have been no wholesale firings ex- that he thought the decisions it reached made "war less likely, peace more sure." The President said he also felt that the four-day meeting had made for "a stronger North Atlantic alliance." The President, looking fi'. despite the heavy pace he set himself after his arrival last Saturday, prepared to board his personal plane, Columbine III, for an overnight flight back to Washington. Set Plans for Annual Cass County Fair Plans' for . the 1958 Cass county fair were discussed at a joint mee- ing of the directors of the Cass county Fair association and the Cass county 4-H council held Wednesday night a*- the court house. The seven members of the 4-H council, headed by Dallis Williams, presented suggestions for improvements of facilities so that the 1958 fair will be more enjoyable for both exhibitors and fairgoers. These suggestions, including proposed repairs to 4-H building, received a favorable reception from the ten directors of the Fair Association present. They pointed out that financial limitations made cept in the (highway) right-of-way! An evaluation team fro department." Pentagon is reported to have Rea, Jasorka Re-Appointed The Rev. Harry Rea of Young America and Mrs. Bertha Jasorka Bend, Mishawaka and Lafayette Bulletins LONDON (UP)—Premier Mikhail Yasnov of the Russian Republic, largest in the U.S.S.R.. has been demoted and replaced by his deputy, night. Radio Moscow said to- Paris (UP) — West German Chancellor Konrad Ad . n a u c r promised tonight he would use no delaying tactics in reaching a decision on establishment of missile launching sites in Germany county jury commissioners Thursday by Judge Clifford 0. Wild, effective January 1. department Some county GOP officials have attacked Handley bitterly with charges that he bypassed county organizations in patronage matters. Handley also denied his criticisms of federal programs hurt the party "because I feel that I reflect the feeling of the majority of the people of Indiana." He said he is accused of opposing President Eisenhower on every issue "just because I disagreed with (him) on federal aid to education." Handley said -that was Basically his only disagreement with the President. Handley said he could "name a dozen" men who would make good GOP candidates for the seat being vacated by Sen. William E. Jenner. But he refused to do so. INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Former Gov. George N. Craig and Sen. The plane is the WS110A or so- called "chemical" bomber — a manned aircraft which could span continents at 2,200 miles-an-hour at altitudes approaching 100,000 feet. It is only in the design stage now. Eventually, however, it is ta'gged as the successor of the B52 when that long-range bomber becomes obsolete. Air Force officials steer clear of everything but fleeting references to the WS110A. It is known, however, that the multi-rnillion-dollar contract to"/develop it probably will go either to Boeing Airplane Co. or North American Aviation, Inc. team from the visit- boarding his plane for the flight home. While inviting the Russians to talk disarmament the West pointed out that the Soviets are including "the most modern and destructive weapons, including missiles of all kinds," in their own armed services.' Columbus and other .joints. Additional rain was expected late today and ending Friday in all portions, along vith slightly cooler temperatures. The new rain mean' that some portions in Indiana have soaked up close to three inches this week in the wettest year in Hoosier history. The Indianapolis area has soak- •meo. services. ed up 53.! illchcs prec ipitation so '" K ""^ " l "" "As long as the Soviet Union , '. . ', ' .. damaged badly. ar """ * ' ' men into the Murphysboro The town was without pow- The guard said 135 persons wert injured and two were missing. Expect More Victims O'N'eili said the little town of Gorham, 447 population, was "completely wiped out." Jackson County deputies were searching it for dead and injured. He reported the town of Sand Ridge was also persists in this attitude, we have. ihe f _,, _______ .... ...... i- _ ' _:_ ..:„: i in excess oi me Mayor Joe Williams, in report- no alternative but to remain vigi-^p™ "Jl/ and TghUyi^ °" lhe casualties ' said that lant and look >o our defenses, the „ , ly ? u / „ ? f .- ,„£:„ ; more than 150 were injured here. . ., ..1 cooler was me lorecasi lor loaay, i 14 , . ., , _„,. .. i^-i ed the plants and inspected the preliminary designs of both firms. Top-level action on the recommendation of this board may be forthcoming shortly. The chemical bomber gets 'its name from the fact it is expected to be equipped .with a new engine using so-called "exotic" chemicals as fuel — boron, for example. The General Electric Co. is . understood to have been conduct- communique declared. "We are, therefore, resolved to achieve ths most effective pattern of NATO strength, taking into account the moist recent developments in weapons and techniques." To this end. the communique said, NATO has decided to establish the stockpiles of nuclear warheads and guided missiles "which will be readily available for the defense of the alliance in case of need." Salvation Army Prepares Yule Food Baskets The Salvation Army has prepared 65 food baskets to be distribut- ™e ™ <te s l!,d wltTa^ Ss 3 „%!*£ H« «« ^ » ut *• total ing research on this engine 0 • it necessary to spread improve- Homer Capehart were on record Judge Wild gave them the oath, calcd ments out over a period of years. Ben Penningixin, president, and William Thomas,, secretary of the Fair association, announced that the annual meeting of the stockholders will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in the north court room of the court house. Directors will be elected, and they in turn will meet at once to eleet officers for the coming year. The report of last year's fair wfii be made, showinb that it was a financial' success, Thomas in<U- of office and instructed them to empty the jury box and place the names of 400 prospective jurors in the box for 1958. They are to meet in the county clerk's office at 10 a.m. December 30 to draw the names of the jurors for the January term of court. CANNON SALE COSTLY CHATHAM, England (UP)—A local court has fined a sergeant and two corporals for selling their regiment's brightly burnished bronze ceremonial cannons weighing almost half a ton each. Police testified Sgt. Ernest Tucker and Corps. Ivor Davies and Raymond Redfern sold the Gordo Barracks cannons to a scrap dealer for $30. The court Wednesday fined Tucker $56 and the corporals $10 each. They said they were short of cash. BACK YARD TROUBLE PENSACOLA, Fla. (UP)—Fire- Fair officials will go to Indianapolis next month for the annual meeting of the Indiana Association of County 'and District Fairs to set the dates for next year's exposition aTid to book the attractions which will be featured during fair week. R. Hicks of Carrollton Has Hiqhest Corn Yield CARROLLTON—Richard Hicks of Carrollton township was named winner in the county extension corn contest with a yield of 164 bushels an acre. Martha Schnepf of Monroe township was second with 160 bushels an acre Danny Hinkle and Jimmy Billiard'of Burlington township and Meredith Ayres of Democrat township had 157 bushels. Other top producers were Cullan Eikenberry of Monroe township, 155; Robert Hicks, Carrollton, 153; and Dwaine Puller,, Carrollton, 151. WHERE'S DALLAS? NEW YORK (UP) — A native Texan had his traditional Texas ego deflated Wednesday while Christmas shopping in crowded Macy's Department Store. He asked the saleslady to ship a gift package to Dallas. "What's that near?" she asked. today opposing Governor Handley as a 1958 candidate for U.S. sena- sr. Craig joined Capehart Wednesday in a statement issued in Chicago through his press agent. The statement did not flatly say Handley should leave the nomination to someone else, but press agent William O'Connell said that was the "gist" of it. Meanwhile, two others men- :ioned prominently as candidates for the seat to be vacated by Sen. William E. Jenner, appeared in Handley's office—State Sen. D. Russell Bontrager (R-Elkhart) and Rep. William Bray of Martinsville. Bontrager said he was "leaning toward running" for Jenner's seat. Bray said he was not a candidate 'at this time." CLOTHES MAKE MAN ' ATLANTA (UP)—Detective C. A. Royal got something of a backhanded compliment when . he donned a uniform and took his ailing wife's post at a school cross- Report $5,132 In Seal Sale Cass county's Christmas Seal campaign came nearer its $6,500 goal Thursday morning as total contributions climbed to $5,132.13. Mrs. Ramon Simpson, campaign chairman, said she is happy with the results so far and hopes that persons who have not yet mailed their donation will do so before the first of the year. Of the total reported Thursday, $3,273 came from city residents, and the rest came from the county. | ed to needy families at time, and expects the total to rise to more than 80. Lt. Wanda McGregor of the local post said that the baskets are being purchased with money collected in the unit's Christmas kettles downtown. Many of the baskets will be given to aged couples and individuals living on pensions. Lt. McGregor said she will cooperate with the Red Cross by turning in a list of range in the upper 40s. The mercury climbed to an unseasonably mild 61 at Evansville Wednesday. Indianapolis had 56, South Bend 55, and Fort Wayne and Lafayette 54. The overnig'it low of 38 was recorded at Evansville, but most other points logged by the weather bureau had minimums in the low or middle 40s. The thunderstorms were accompanied by winds up k> 45 miles an hour. Power failures in Indianapolis plunged several residential areas in darkness for about an hour. Mild floods were reported along the White River and several smaller Hoosier streams. banks at Anderson but little damage was. . expected. More extensive flooding - 1 ' at 135. Murphysboro, III. (UP)—A deadly band of late December tornadoes exploded across Illinois, Missouri and Indiana Wednesday night, claiming a heavy toll in dead and injured. At least 11 persons : killed in the rash of pre-Christmab twisters and more than 200 were ia- jured. Damage to schools, business districts and residential sections in the storm area was estimated in the millions of dollars. Hardest hit by '.he rash of nearly 25 twisters was this southern Illinois city of 9,200 where Mayor Joe Williams said at least 9 per- soni, were killed, 4 from one More than 150 of bottomlands was reported alon the west fork of the White from 1 Spencer to Edwardsport. the persons to whom baskets will be given. This is done to avoid duplication. Kay Royer, executive secretary of the local Red Cross chapter, j Members of the Citizens Advisory said organizations giving baskets Committee are consolidating re- have turned in 99 names to her so ports given at previous meetings southwestern Indiana and portions of the central sector including Indianapolis at 9 p.m., Wednesday. School Group To Report on January 9 Expect More Victims shcrif£ Howard cheatham said -. lwo or three" of the injured were death, and he feared more Mrs. D. C. Lybrook, chairman of South Deer Creek township, turned in $123 and Mrs. Marshall Hughes, chairman of North Deer Creek township, turned in $73. Jefferson township collected another $32 and Boqne township reported an additional $70. far. She originally had S5 names on the list, but more were added Wednesday. Miss Royer said that the usual number of baskets given at Christmas is about 100. KOREAN BOY ADOPTED TOKYO. (UP)—A U. . Aii Force couple opened up a new life today for the first Korean orphan to be adopted by an Air Force family. .„,„.,..., .,__„under a new immigration law. 1st j to a. reported "fix" of a labor Lt. Austin Wade, of Franklin, Ky.,! violence case against 13 Team- Rackets Probers May Subpena Tennessee Judge WASHINGTON (UP) - Senate rackets investigators were undecided whether to subpena a Ten- nessee'judge linked by testimony and will present a summation of victims would be found l.i a searcli of burning debris today. "God only knows how many more we will find in that pile of rubble down there, but I can guarantee you the count will be higher," Cheatham said. Other victims included a man at Sunfield, III., who had stepped out of his home when he heard the storm approach, and a baby at Farmington, Mo., buried in the debris of his grandmother's home. Twisters also raced through the city of Mount Vernon, north of Murphysboro, injuring more than their findings at the next meeting ^ persons two of them critically. Jan. 9, chairman Richard Bailey, communication lines were said Thursday morning. Bailey said reports on 1 enrollment, ouildings and grounds, and finance have been turned over to the steering study. subcommittee knocked out and power lines were down. Shortly after midnight, a United Press reporter on the' scene said and his wife introduced the American way of life to their new 3- year-old son, Jeff, whom they brought back from Korea Wednesday. The Wades adopted Jeff under a new immigration law which ing here, "Oh, Mr. Royal," saidj permits children.-adopted by U.S. a lady acquaintance, "you look servicemen to enter the United like a real policeman." States on a non-quota basis. ter Union members. The committee ended two weeks oE hearings on teamster violence in Tennessee Wednesday and scheduled a closed door meeting during the day to discuss future plans. There was no indication that any . new hearing schedule would be announced. One or two more meetings will be necessary before the committee is ready to make its final recommendation to the school board, Bailey said. The committee was formed to help the school board decide whether to build a new high school or new junior high schools. f° r the fires still were smoldering and .he only lights against the pitch- Jupiter Missile Test Aids Scientists • _. '_ ., • i L rpUntisi iirnt>n inrl! nati/vn c VinMfrit/jar ! <avnlirvr1 MlP Ifllinnnlllf? T NINE SOLDIERS KILLED LIMA, PERU (UP)—Nine Pe-| ruvian army soldiers were killed v . CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UP) —A thick, sharp-nosed Jupiter intermediate range missile, described as one of the nation's best, soared up spectacularly from Cape Canaveral Wednesday night men jumped on their trucks when and 22 others were injured se--'---'—•---' riously when a truck in which they were riding plunged down a the alarm sounde^ Wednesday but the trucks didn't go anywhere. When instructions came the firemen climbed sheeoishly down and used a garden hose to pu f out a small trash fire behind the fire- 40-foot precipice Wednesday. The accident happened on the Pan American Highway near the border between Piura and, Lambayeque provinces, north of Lima. but apparently was blown to trouble developed. Scientists gained valuable information from the test, however, even though the 1,500-mile range Army missile failed to complete its flight .for the second time in less than a month. flew 3,500 miles in one test. The missile was sent up a few minutes after 7 p.m. e.s.t. and the Defense Department announced shortly afterward the launching was successful. But a second statement announced that "the missile did not complete its. full flight because of technical difficul- Uusually missiles are destroyed by remote control from the ground when they ha"e malfunctions. The nature of the trouble was The Jupiter has been success-1-not learned, nor was it stated fully fired a number of times and 1 what the objective of the test was. Wabash River , Climbs to 10 Feet The Wabash river had climbed to 10.1 feet in Logansport Thursday morning and was still rising, according to Frank Elmlinger, local weather observer. The rise in the river above the 10 foot mark was unexpected since the Indianapolis. Weather Bureau told Elmlinger Wednesday evening , . . j j .„,„ o mnr enesay e There were indications, however, [around the launching pad and rose R was cled to crfist here scientists were trying to test the [s!owly skyward trailing a jet o£ ! Thursday at 7 feet . Jupiter's range. Here for the shoot were Dr. Wernher Von Braun, technical director of the Army's ballistic mis- silt agency at Huntsville, Ala., where the Jupiter was developed, and Maj. Gen. John. A. Medaris, commander of the agency. Neither was available for comment after the missile failed to. go its entire prescribed course. When the firing button ° r Tn a. ' thin layer of clouds but was visible' in^Logansport. through them for nearly three minutes. Spectators on beaches below saw the missile as a bright dot speeding through the sky and casting a pink oval glow on the clouds. Preliminary flood stage is 15 feet The missile grew smaller and smaller as it arched sioutheast- was ward over the Atlantic, then pushed the Jupiter rose from a j glowed brightly for an instant and cloud of smoke rolling from!flickered out. Rainfall in this city during the 24-hour period ending at 7 o'clock Thursday morning totaled .58 of an inch, bringing the precipitation for the past two days to 1.31 inches. .The total for the month is 2.71 inches. black sky were the torches of rescue workers probing the rubble. Floyd Hart, a pharmicist, said lack of power hampered rescue work. "There must have been 200 homes hit," Hart said, "but it's dark and we can't see a thing, we can't tell for surt if there are any more dead or injured." Emergency Measures St. Andrew's Hospital admitted 9 of the most seriously injured, and 42 other dazed and walking injured received first aid treatment in the hospital gymnasium. Nuns at the hospital hand-stoked furnaces. Nineteen other seriously injured persons were sent to Doctor's Hospital at nearby Carbondale. Drinking water was being shipped into Murpnysboro. The Red Cross and salvation army set up aid stations for the homeless. At Mount Vernon, Mayor Virgil T.' Bailey estimated damage at one million dollars, with much of the destruction concentrated in a subdivision where at least 15 homes were destroyed or damaged. A total of 46 persons were admitted to three Mount Vernon hospitals, two of them listed in critical condition and four other* in serious condition.
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