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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY FAIR Logansport — Pair and colder tonight. Saturday fair with moderate temperatures. Lows tonight generally in the 30s, highs Saturday about 45 north to 55 south. Sunset 4:23 p.m., Sunrise Saturday 7:02 a.m. Lows Saturday night around 40. Outlook for Sunday: Mild. aroo ( "YOUR HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Depnrtment* Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT. INDIANA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 20, 1957. Kcd United Pre«« Wlren Dny and NlRht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents TORNADO WARNING DIXIE IKE HOME HEAD-ON CRASH AT PERU Prepares U.S. For Missile Sacrifice WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower returned from the NATO summit conference in Paris today to prepare the American people for the sacrifices necessary to meet Russia's challenge to a missile-jittery world. The President's plane, the Columbine I'll, landed in a drizzling rain, after a flight of 21 hours and 19 minutes over the great circle route from Europe. The big ship bucked 80-mile-an- hour headwinds, delaying his arrival by three hours and necesr sitating an extra refueling stop IN DANGER Super Report Warns of Russ Power WASHINGTON (UP) - A super- secret report prepared for the White House warns ,-ihat Russian military might poses so grave a threat to the nation that nothing short of an all-out defense buildup can stave off "catastrophe," it was reported today. The Washington Post and Times Herald said the Gaither Committee report pictures the nation "in the gravest danger in Us history" and "moving in frightening course to the status of second-class power." In a copyrighted story, the newspaper said that even with the enormously more expensive military buildup recommended this country cannot match Russia's missile might before 1960 or 1961. At the same time, it said, the report shows that America lies exposed "to an almost immediate threat from the missile-bristling Soviet Union." The report indicates there can be no thought of a tax cut, that the national debt ceiling must quickly be lifted and that possible at Harmon Air Force Base, Newfoundland. Col. William G. Draper, the Columbine pilot, said the unscheduled refueling stop was made to be on the "conservative side. 1 ' He said that at the time there was a very bad weaiher forecast for Washington. The President, described by associates as "roaring around like a rocket" after the jam-packed week of talks with NATO leaders in Paris, apparently was well recovered from the mild stroke he suffered here earlier this month. Dressed in a blue top coat with a blue-figured silk scarf at his throat, he stepped jauntily down the ramp and, smiling • broadly, waved his brown hat. He was greeted by Vice President Richard 11. Nixon and a big delegation of government officials and diplomatic representatives. After chatting with Nixon for a minute or so, the President went down the line shaking hands with the Cabinet members and diplomatic representatives. Mrs. Eisenhower greeted heri The death of the driver of this 1951 model car, William Arnold, 33, of route 4, Peru, in a head-on husband at the White House. i collision near his home on U. S. highway 31 early Friday left four children fatherless less than a week He will plunge immediately into before Christmas. Inset at lower left is the motor of the car which was hurled 50 feet away hy the 14 FEET Wabash To Crest Here On Saturday The Wabash river, swollen by heavy rains during the past few days, is expected to crest in Logansport Saturday noon at a height ot 14 Lo 14% feet, according to a report received Friday noon hy Frank Elmlinger, local weather observer, from the Indianapolis weaiher bureau. Preliminary Hood stage here is 15 feet. The river 'had climbed to 12.4 the job of translating decisions [ impact with a Kokorao auto. made in Paris into action and formulating plans for a reported massive defense buildup that may spell increased taxes for Americans. Eisenhower also faced a barrage of criticism from Democratic congressional leaders who said the NATO talks 'did not accomplish enough. The Democrats are demanding a total reappraisal of U.S. foreign policy. Even before the President's re•urn, Radio Moscow belittled NATO's suggestion for an arms talk with the 25-nation U.N. Disarmament Commission. But the Kremlin has not yet commented on an alternative allied proposal for an East-West foreign ministers' conference. One of the Chief Executive's first tasks was the swearing in of Sumner G. Whittier as the new (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) SOLVE STICK-UP Three Teenagers Admit $200 Ho!d-Up at Motel Three 16-year-old Logansport joys Friday confessed the $200 iold-up last Saturday night at the Mar-Jo-Wood rnotel to Police Chief Morris and Dective Lonnie Hall. Morris and Hall took the first of tax increases ought at least to be | Veterans Administration head, an explored, it said. The report, which tonk six months to prepare, was compiled by a committee composed of the nation's top business, financial, scientific and educational leaders. The Post called it the "first across the board survey" of the relative strength of the free and Communist world. Many of those who worked on the report "were appalled, even frightened, at what they discovered to be the state of the American military posture in comparison with that of the Soviet L'nion," the newspaper said. It said they urgently recommend a huge increase in military spending from now through 1970 and for many other costly, radical measures to prevent "what otherwise appears to be inevitable catastrophe." It said the report was presented to President Eisenhower at an extraordinary session of the National Security Council Nov. 7, four days after the launching of the second Russian Sputnik. Some of those attending the meeting, it said, felt the President "was fearful that publication of the gloomy findings...would panic the American people into going off in all directions at once." The Post said that as a result of the Gaither report Eisenhower "has begun to change his thinking." The President told the Se- appointment that touched off reports of a big slash in vets benefits to pay for the stepped-up missile output. Variety of Events Set For YMCA The YMCA will have three tournaments for school pupils during the Christmas school vacation, it was announced Thursday. The tournaments will be in table tennis, billiards and checkers, with separate divisions for grade school, junior high-and high school boys. The table tennis tournament will be Dec. 23, the billiards meet will be Dec. 27 and the checkers contest will be Dec. 30. For each of the events, grade 2 Die In Peru Crash Kokomo Man Very Critical 3 More Nights To Shop Before Christmas Christmas shoppers have just ;hree more nights to complete their buying in downtown stores. The stores will be open until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. On Tuesday they will close at 5 p.m. Shoppers can park free in the downtown area from now until Christmas, ire any of the regular metered parking places. Gravel Firm Burglarized Burglars entered the Logansport Sand and Gravel company headquarters west of the city on _old highway 24 during the night, "according to the report of John Spen, , , .„ , , cer, an employee, who discovered school boys will compete at 10| the break .^ a » B ' :30 am Friday a.m., junior high boys will meet at 1:30 p.m. and the high school contestants will meet at 3 p.m. Frank Taylor, YMCA secretary, said boys wanting to take part can sign up or; the day of each tournament. Also scheduled for the holidays are two special movies, one on Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and one Jan. 2 at the same times. The YMCA will be closed on curity Council meeting he "would I Christmas and New Years Day like to do the things called for | and will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 in the report" but had a "nagging-and 31. On other days it will be fear" the American people would open Trom 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and balk at paying the bill, it said. I from 1 to 8:30 p.m.' MILITARY SCIENTISTS The burglars broke a lock on the front gate, drove back to the pit, broke the lock and cut the hose on a gasoline pump, and broke a window so they could crawl inside to turn on the purop switch. An undetermined amount of gasoline was taken, along with a welding torch and cutting outfit, 50 feet of hose and gauges valued at $187.50. They failed in an attempt to steal batteries out of two trucks Deputy Sheriff George Shanks and State Trooper John Gaylor are investigating. the trio for questioning when he and another lad, not connected with the hold-up, came to the city shattering head-on police station Friday morning to I ,,^ „„,„.„„ , t , -...i,,.!, PHHPV Head-on Collision On Highway 31 PERU, Ind.—Two men were killed and one was critically in- report the theft of a motor scoot- Under interrogation the youth admitted robbing the motel man-: ager, Woodrow Smith, and two relatives. The other two were picked up at a local restaurant a short time later by city police and :hey also made statements admitting the crime to Morris and Hall. The youths, in confessing, told the officers that the stick-up at the motel two miles northwest of the city on U.S. 35 had come about because a service station on the southside was closed. They explained that they had planned to hold up the service station, but found it closed and decided to rob the motel. Chief Morris said the teen-agers were in a car owned by the father of one of them, a 1955 model vehicle. They admitted parking the car on the first gravel road, north of the motel, just off highway 35. They walked back to the motel and took Smith's car when they left, abandoning it when they picked up their vehicle. Two of them staged the actual hold-up while the third remained ou'.side on the motel grounds to act as a look-out, they told police. auto .collison at 1 o'clock Friday morning on U. S. highway 31, a mile and a halt' south of Peru. The dead are: William Thomas Arnold, 33, ot route 4, Peru, driver of one of the cars, who suffered a compound fractura of the skull; William Joseph Golightly, 44, of 115 Hotter street, Kokomo, passenger in the other car, who suffered multiple fractures and a compound fracture of the skull. The driver of tne second car was Wilbur F. Hawkins, 41, of 1033'A South Locke street, Kokomo, general foreman at the Hoosier Iron Works at Kokomo, reported in "very critical" condition at Dukes Memorial hospital from a compound fracture ot the skull and his right eye lorn out. Arnold, married and the father of four children, was headed south to his home after working Thursday night American DIAL 4141 Phone Line To Santa Next Monday The Logansport Pharos-Tribune has made arrangements for children of [he area to give their Christmas gift orders directly to Santa Claus Monday night. A special telephone line is to be installed from the Pharos- Tribune to Santa's workshop''at the North Pole. Children are to dial 4141 and ask for Santa. He will be waiting to talk to them and extend all a Merry Christmas, This service has been reserved between 6 and 8 p.m. next Monday night only. feet here at 7 o'clock Friday morning and by noon it had crept up to the 13-ioot mark, Elmling- Rainfall in Logansport during Jie 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. .olaled .71 of an inch, bringing the total for the month to 3.42 inches. 14 Killed in Two Nights Of Violence Stormy Weather Sweeps Eastward Across Southern U.S. A tornado warning was Issued early today for norUi-central Georgia and northwest South Carolina as twister-spawning air mass- Several families were evacuated jes moved eastward leaving death in the Tcrre Haute area today as;in (heir wake, overflowing creeks inundated bot-| At least 14 persons were known tomland following several days of'dead in the weather onslaught heavy downpours in most of Indiana. At least four families fled their homes in the northeast section of Torre Haute along Lost Creek. Other families were evacuated west of West Terre Haute when Sugar Creek spilled over its banks. The Wabash River stage was at 16.4 feet this morning, nearly 2.5 feet above flood stage. The river which hit Illinois. Missouri, Arkansas and Alabama. More than 200 persons were reported injured in the two nighti of violence. A small Alabama town, Liltle- ville, was the latest spot to report tornado damage. A twister there Thursday night injured seven persons, demolished three houses and damaged four of the town's five rose two fee', in 13 hours and con- : business establishments. tinued to swell. Another small twister was re- Indiana, meanwhile, escaped tor- Ported at Clanlon, Ala., which nadoes of neighboring Illinois forj caused some damr.ge to three the second straight night by "sub- houses and the Dan River textile mill. No injuries were reported. Other tornadoes swept southwest | Arkansas and already hard - hit stantial flooding" in the lower reaches of the White and Wabash Rivers was predicted. Thursday's rains tfill cause upper Wabash to rise slightly! more than the original forecasts, ', "T^ "' snl '" a lornaao near lh R latest rennrt -fairi. WaW °t Ark ". a " d scveral P erson » Negro women were killed night in a tornado near the latest report said. From Lafayette downstream, rainfall amounts averaging about one-and-one-half inches will necessitate upward revision of (crest) Conrad Eyes Jenner Seat In Senate MONTICELLO (UP)—State Sen. Roy Conrad said today he is "considering" running for the U.S. Senate seat William E. Jenner has announced he will vacate. But at the moment, he said, Republican ! forecasts of one to three feet," the. Indianapolis Weather Bureau prospects are not good. The veteran Republican lawmaker and hotelman indicated his decision will be based on an "understanding" he expects to reach with Rep. Charles Halleck. Both are from Indiana's Second District and Halleck, too, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the post. Conrad said it is highly improbable that both will seek the nomination at next summer's Republican State Convention in Indianapolis. He said he will make up his mind "after the first of the year" and added his decision will not be determined by what Governor Handley intends to do. Handley's candidacy was being pushed by some GOP state officials. Republican State Chairman Robert Matthews was recently quoted as saying he considers were injured. The Red Cross declared the district a disaster area. Other twisters hit the communities of E'.kvillc, 111., near tornado- blasted Murphysboro, and Waltonville. 111., near Mount Vernon which also suffered earlier torna- reported. ! do damage. The twisters Thursday Along the White, rains averaged night caused minor damage, about one-and-one-half inches ex-j Murphysboro, the hardest hit by cept over the headwaters, where j the rare late December twisters, measurements were up to one reported nine known dead. Xation- inch. The latest rains, covering the 24-hour period through 7 a.m. today, included nearly 2 inches at Cagles Mill, 1.68 at Greencastle, 1.5 at Danville, 2.6 at Terre Haute, 2 at Covington, 1.9 at Wabash, 1.3 at Shoals, 1.4 at Scottsburg, 1.3 at Crawfordsville. Some additional rains and gusty shifting winds" were predicted for central and parts of said it appeared that Arnold had swerved to thp left when he saw the other vehicle approaching. as cook at the Peru Legion home. State j Handley the "logical" candidate change his mind. Conrad said he was opposed to Handley's running for Senator. "I think public opinion will be continued mild temperatures. Somewhat cooler weather was expected tonight and Saturday, but the outlook for Sunday was again mild." Evansville reported a balm;' 60 Thursday and overnight readings apparently did not skid below the mid-40s. The five-day forecast Saturday through next Wednesday, meantime, called for temperatures averaging normal to five degrees above normal highs of 29 north to 46 south and normal lows ranging from 14 to 31. The outlook called for 'above normal through Sunday, turning colder Monday or Tuesday." ?re- cipitation was expected to average Monday or Tuesday. January Draft Call Charting Moon Travel Program WASHINGTON (UP)—U.S. military space scientists have charted five steps they feel will take man to the moon, it was learned today. They also have set their sights for combat flying operations above tiie earth's atmosphere. No time schedule has been laid down'— because eac'- successive step is more difficult than the last. But the experts now feel a maximum effort in research and development possibly could put a U.S. "space station" into orbit 500 to 600 miles above the earth by 1962. The scientists told the United Press the problem of free exploration of space—the moon and be- yond—is still a "hundred times greater" than orbiting a space station or platform. Not the 'east of the problem is perfecting a space station or platform. Aeronautical engineers and 'aviation medicine specialists have laid out the following space program progressing to the "ultimate point" of space travel and moon landings: --Earth satellite tests to obtain data on cosmic rays, meteorites and air densities and their effect on animals and radio signals. During this phase unmanned objects would make "hard landings" on the moon and' some planets. —A manned earth satellite put into orbit and human passengers successfully returned to earth. —Space platforms successfully placed in orbit at 500 to 600 miles above the earth. These would serve mainly as warehouses to supply rocket-propelled planes. —A "24 - hour satellite station" located 22,500 miles out in space and revolving around the earth once each 24 hours. This would be used as a base for manned aircraft. —A space vehicle capable of navigating between these space stations and ultimately making Detective Hall disclosed that thejmotor of .the 1951 model Peru car full mask worn by one of the pair 'was torn out end landed 50 feet had been, made from a parking west of _the auto m the _ front yard meter cover which one of them had taken off a meter here. The guns carried by the trio were described by them as a .22 caliber "home-made" pistol, a .22 blank gun and a German Luger. Two of the boys differed on whether the Luger was a real gun or an imitation, officers reported. They told Morris and Hall that they threw the guns, the parking meter mask. and a lettered T-shirt worn by one of them into the river here. The estimated $200 which they took from Smith, his sister and brother-in-law in .the hold-up was The Kokomo car, a 1956 model very strongly opposed to it if he I fnr Three Men sedan came to a stop at the eastjdoes not finish the term for which' la '"' side of the road headed diagonally" ' ' ' ' * toward the north. The force of i,,ni, & mo ..u,..!/<*.&.. j, tu ..,. u ^, n.™:/, u.,,,,n,,,,,,o the impact was, so great that the said Conrad. He said he was re-.day by Mrs Bernice Hawthorne, tne impact was, s g_ - -- £erring particularly to highway;clerk of the Selective Serv.ce he was elected and for not ful-' Cass . filling his campaign promises,". 3 uota . ls "I 1 ' 013 ' '' was r divided after they returned to town, they said. Cliief Morris said the youths are being detained in the Cass county jail and the case will be turned over to Don Armstrong, county probation officer, since all three are juveniles. TEMPERATURE REPORT NEW YORK (UP)—The mercury dipped to 3 below zero today at Big .Piney, Wyo., making it the coldest spot in the nation reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau. Thursday's high temperature "soft landings" on the moon and: was 82, recorded at Brownsville planets. land Laredo, Tex. of the Peru Building Service company. Arnold lay 15 feet east of the wreckage of his car. He died Dukes Memorial hospital at a. m., an hour and 25 minutes after the accident. Arnold was rushed to the hospital in the Eikenberry ambulance, and Hawkins was taken in the Drake-Flowers ambulance. The body of Golighily was removed to the Allen funeral home and later to the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. He was married and the lather of two children. Arnold, a navy veteran of World War II, was oorn May 8, 1924, at Norfolk, Va., to William and Esther Fritzinger Arnold. He had resided in Miami county 15 years, coming here from Virginia with his parents. He was a member .of /the St. Charles Catholic church He was employed by the Laidlaw company hers but had been laid, off recently. Survivors are the wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Engel; four children, Thomas James, Patricia Ann, Kathryn Ann, and Cynthia Ann; and two brothers, Dennis and Kenneth,- both at home. The body is at the Brookman funeral home. expansion. Conrad said his own decision will hinge on the "various candidates" expected to announce their candidacies and whether there is "improvement in 'Republican prospects next year." He said there was no doubt in his mind that GOP chances at the moment were not too good, "Any Republican honest with hiirsolf will have to say that," he said. board. The registrants will report at al Guard officials earlier had reported two additional unidentified victims, but local authorities said that report apparently stemmed from communications difficulties. Other tornado victims included one eadi at Mount Vernon and Sunfield, 111., and at Farmington, Mo. Heavy rains pounded the tornado swept Midwestern communities Thursday, hampering the 'search, for more possible victims. In Washington, the government announced it has designated six counties in Missouri and five in, Illinois as disaster areas as a result of Uie widespread tornado damage. In Murphysboro, Sheriff Howard Cheatham said 178 were injured in the storm. Two of the injured continued in critical condition. "There's no telling how much damage is done," CheaUiam said Thursday night. He said between 100 and 15C homes were demolished and at least that many more damaged. About 300 persons were homeless. Yule Vacation Begins Today For Students Christmas vacations for all city ar.d county public schools will begin Friday afternoon, but the last day of the recess will vary among the schools. Pupils in city schools will have . „ „ _ a full two weeks off, with the the courthouse at 8:4:, a.m. Tues-. schoo]s scheduled to rcopan Jan 6 day, Jan. 14, and will leave by • - — regular bus for the Indianapolis induction station. There is no pre-induclion physical examination call for January. U. S. Cost of Living Continues to Rise WASHINGTON (UP) — The costi Most of the November increase of living resumed its rise in No- [was attributed to an 11 per cent ;rise in the price of new cars over vember. County schools at Lucerne. Tipton township, Twelve Mile, Washington township. Young America, Deacon and New Waverly will reopen Monday, Dec. 30. They will close again on New Years Day. Other county schools at Royal Center, Lake Cicott, Noble township, Clymers, Jackson township and Metea will remain closed until Jan. 2. St. Joseph's and St. Vincent's schools will have the same schedule as the city public schools. The government reported today j the month, the bureau said. The that consumer prices bounced up j hefty jump in the cost of new .4 of 1 per cent to a new record jautos more than offset a .3 per cent drop in the price of food. The increase means wage increases of^4 to 5 cents an hour for 900,000 workers in the steel, aluminum and meat packing industries, about 100,000 aircraft and other workers will receive 1-cent-an- our raises. Ewan Clague, commissioner of the BLS, said he expects the index will show little change when December rpices are calculated. high. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said its consumer price index for last month soared to 121.6 per cent of average. 1947-49 prices after having levelled off in October for the first time in 13 months. The index has hit record peaks in 14 of the last 15 months. It was 6.1 per cent higher today than when the spiral began in February, 1956. 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