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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, November 4, 1957
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Tuesday 6:17 a.m. low 39. 6 a.m. Logansport— Mostly cloudy tonight, Tuesday. A little colder tonight. Low tonight 35 to 44; high Tuesday 44 to 52.- Sunset today 4:40 p.m.; sunrise High today 52 noon; UKMSPOSr PUBLIC "YOUR HOME TOWK NEWSPAPER 1 NOW-IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For .All Department* Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1957. Full-JL,en*c<l United Fre*a Pny ami Xlftht Price Per Copy, Seven Cent* OPEN MISSILE RACE PROBES Board Studies New Rural Signs New System Recommended By 2 Trustees Commissioners Hear Plan To Aid Police, Ambulance Services Two township trustees, representing the township trustees organization of Cass county, appear FROM ANOTHER PLANET Strange Object Seen in Texas LEVELLAND Tex. (UP)— A 'at Midland and another at Clovis, I their cars with a roar like thuh- man who has spent 20 years study- N.M. • . . I der The engines of their cars and the headlights went out, PRAVDA: ing aerial phenomena said today James D. Long of Waco said he he believes a mysterious object was driving on a farm-to-market seen in west Texas and New Mex- road west of Levelland at 1:15, ( - :„„,..,.. u ... uv -.o— * »«.«« JU . U ,„- j. ul= o,. a ,. c ,,, 0 ,,,. t0 i,, c as> ^,, 6 , C o- ico "was a space craft from one a.m. Sunday when he encountered^-y.. Pa. Mcbullough, sootterl thej day R, uss j an scientists were plan- sional and scientific leaders voiced Plan to Send Apes in Next Space Ship Moscow (UP) — The official . . , . .,*~^v n -~- , — *..*. u »,^ u ^ SnerrSf Weir Clem and nis dep- .Communist organ Pravda said to- Ike Pondering Russ Advances 'Very Carefully' Congressmen And Scientists Fear Soviet War Lead WASHINGTON (UP) — The .White House said today that this government is studying Russia's rocket advances "very carefully." 3S ed before the Cass county commissioners Monday mornining to recommend the establishment of a rural road-numbering system Jean Nicholas .. . , , the object sitting in the road. i o b 3 ect streaking across tne sky in ning to use anthropoid apes as the new fears that Russia, already front of their car. The ground observer corps at that an of the neighboring planets." The expert is James A. Lee of Abilene, Tex., a member of. the National Investigations Committee on aerial phenomena and a direc- about 200 feet away to investigate tor of Inter-Planetary Space Pa- but when he did the object sud- *"? trol, a west Texas organization denly took off with a roar .straight ^F """* "*„•„£,." ,,,v,i^v, ;*,,™n*«t a e "rivina „.. ^i« tv,~ oi- .eariy saturaay nignc. He. said it was oval-shaped, about 200 feet long and glowed like TT « t !,t ~t u:~ «n« miuianu rt'uunuu LIIUL an uniuunii- sign. He got out o hs car l£ . ed mothe ' r and her twfl children saw "a large object of bluish and very low" i next passengers for space vehicles as a result of their successful launching of Sputnik H. Observers in Moscow already had re P° rted a which investigates l f 1 y i n g. up into the air. I * Odis Echols, owner of radio Clinton Trustee John Porter stated that (.township trustees who have contracts with the city of Logansport for fire protection are particularly eager, to have the road- numbering system put in effect so firemen 'will have no difficulty finding the sites of rural fires wiien they are reported. Howard county is scheduled to put such a system in effect in the next few weeks, its signs already having arrived. All intersections there will show their distance from Kokomo. One four miles southwest of that city, for example, will have a sign "200 S. 200 W." The trustees pointed out to the Cass commissioners that police and ambulance service also could be speeded up if the road numbering system is used. The commissioners said they and ....... w«j^~vn. ^ j LMng saiu ins engine tuugueu: station KCLV in Clovis NM , ner Lee rushed here Sunday upon and died and his headlights sud- : sa id. ne "saw a streak of light 'like hearing of the latest object, seen denly went out. When he got his a f; re b a H» moving in a south- by at least nine persons in two car started, he hurried back to easterly direction about B p.m. states. ! town. Saturday. space platform and rockets to the moon the next most likely steps of Soviet science now that the second earth satellite is orbiting around the FORCED LANDING; NO INJURIES first into space with a satellite and a living animal, may be piling up an unbeatable lead in war missiles. Two congressional inquiries into the administration's handling of the crucial rocket-missile race; with Russia opened today. j The White House, which Sunday earth with a live dog aboard as said Russia's half-ton Sputnik II • the first space traveler. .catne as "no surprise" to Presi- The egg-shaped object, described; Two other persons said they "I think it's a space craft from "era indicating they might try to And Soviet scientists already j dent Eisenhower, added this com- A forced landing in the fog Sunday afternoon caused about $.100 as abouF200 feet long"and a hri!-! saw the' object''in "the Yevelland' one" or"the"'neighboring"pTanets; ;; i bring back to earth safely the >\ " '^/"^are^uUy^botns^o damage to thi, Piper Trl-Pacer when it was set down in the new liant red, was glimpsed by at le.stl.re. about an hour earlier. Both he declared. ; Estamo Husky dog that was shot £*«»» J^ 8 ™^™ £ c £| «,„,,£,,. .,,/„ ^™™to£^l£™w.££Z. will investigate whether the state board of accounts will permit the . use of gas tax funds for this purpose. If not, it will be necessary to wait until the 1959 budget is set up next year to include the appropriation in the budget, they pointed out. The cost of the signs in Howard county was $8,631.88. The board meeting in the office of County Auditor Richard Gohl, announced that it will open bids for highway supplies, printing, county home supplies, and coal for 1958 on December 2. The commissioners, on the advice of County Attorney Herbert Small, decided to view a .42 of a mile of dead end road in Boone township to determine whether it would be worthwhile for the county highway department to maintain it. The strip of road was left when state road 16 was relocated in Boone township. The owner of land on both sides -of the road desires to have the road closed. '' The bonds of George Shanks as deputy sheriff was approved. County Clerk Elizabeth Bieker also pointed out to the commissioners that under a new state law all of the sub-agents for the sale of hunting and fishing licenses in the county must be bonded. The county is required to pay for the bonds. There are 18 of these sub-agents who sell hunting and fishing licenses in addition to the clerk's office. Bulletin WASHINGTON (UP) — The U. S. Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court injunction barring James R. Ho/fa Irom taking office as Teamsters Union president preceding trial of charges that his election was rigged. OKs Buying Of School Land Jackson Township Fund Is Approved An $18,250 appropriation from the Jackson township cumulative building fund for the purchase of land for a new school at the south edge of Galveston was approved by Herbert Holmes, representative of the state board of tax commissioners, in a hearing conducted Monday morning in the office of County Assessor J. Stewart Buchanan. The Jackson township advisory board had approved the purchase of the 17.85 acre site at a meeting on October 15. The ground is being obtained from Mildred Hicks, five persons in the Levelland area, j Pedro Sacido and Nowell E. I He said he will make a report of including the sheriff, three persons I Wright said the object passed over t his investigation to Washington. Woman Hurt In Peru Blast $8,000 Damage In Trailer Explosion (Picture on Page 12) PERU — A woman resident here was in Dukes ,Kospttal today with severe burns and shock after she was hurtled through the walls of her trailer home Sunday morning by the force of an explosion that was felt for blocks. The trailer of Mrs. Golda Me- Manus at the Borneman Trailer Camp was ripped to pieces and flying debris • struck four trailers and a car nearby, causing damage estimated at $8,000. Mrs, McManus was blown out of the trailer onto a cement patio and her sleeping 15 month old daughter was tossed to the floor with her bed on top of her. A 2x4 piece of board went through 'the walls just above the child's head. Fire Chief Walter Burrous said cause of the. blast was not yet definitely fixed but he believed gas had seeped out during the night and it exploded when Mrs. McManus tried to light it that morning. He thought the pilot light on the stove had gone out. Vibration of the explosion was felt and heard by residents several blocks away. A telephone pole near Issue Permit For Addition To Hospital A building permit of $386,980 was issued today by Commissioner Bob Buck for the plumbing and heating work on the new addition to Memorial hospital. The permit was issued to the Burton Plumbing Company of Rochester, contractor. Construction on the new addition is to cost $734,848. Contractor is Hagerman Construction'company.. Another permit was issued today to Lyle Daugherty, S10 Fitch street for remodeling his front entrance — $900. A permit has been issued to Logansport Lumber company, 719 Frank and Nancy Holecek and the Spencer, for rebuilding a corner Earl Graves estate. Trustee Fred Zehring said he now will request aproval of the State Superintendent of Public Inrtruc- tion for the construction of the 16- room school, which is expected to cost $425,000, including equipment. The federal government will pay the township $193,000 for the loss of its Lincoln school due to its proximity to the air base. A bond issue will be necessary since the amount in the building fund is approximately $100,000 short of the anticipated cost. Many Paying County Taxes on Final Day At Court House Taxpayers lined the office of Cass county Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre Monday on the final day for payment of the fall installment of property taxes. Anyone who failed to pay his taxes by closing time at 5 p.m. could send his payment by mail provided it is postmarked November 4. Any mail payments with a later postmark will be. returned, it was indicated. The treasurer's office will be closed for two weeks while the treasurer and his deputies are busy crediting mail payment and balancing the books for the fall •.axpaying period. When the office reopens deluv- quent payments will be accepted but the usual delinquency penalty will be added. of its warehouse — $500. A permit has been issued to Kenneth Swartzlander, 804 Race street, for remodeling his garage — $250, School Group To Study Plans Of Expansion Plans for a proposed study of local school construction projects will be disctised Monday night at a meeting of the executive board of the new Citizens Advisory Committee. The meeting will be at 7:30 o'clock in the administration build- into space early Sunday in Russia's second earth satellite in -a month. Today Pravda gave indications of bigger things to come when it said scientists were planning to send apes into space since the animals and their reactions would be much closer to man in preparation. staff and what the White House for future manned flights to the described as "several scientific and national security advisers." etry and, also, as to its scientific significance." Urges Special Session The President held a series of personal and telephone conferences Sunday with members of his Oak Park, Mich., were uninjured. NEAR HERE In recent months Soviet scien- As to a proposal by Sen. Joseph lists indicated they hoped for C. O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.) that the manned flight to the moon by i960. .President call a special session of Preliminary investigations with I congress on the missile-satellite is- living animals would be necessary before man himself can penetrate space for the first .time. Sputnik A Tribute The newest Sputnik was in scientific tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. There was widespread belief the Russians would cap all ..previous sue, Acting Press .Secretary Anne Wheaton said, "As far as I know there are no plans for a special session." Plane Forced to Land In Cemetery; 2 Unhurt Two,Oak Park, Mich., men en- j Pacer was estimated at $500 by route to Indianapolis on a business trip escaped injury when the plane in which they were making a forced landing on the new cemetery seven miles east I of Logansport on U. S. highway Defense Secretary Nuil H. Me- \ u nase d over on its top at 4 p. m. Elroy, who already has ordered' restoration of funds cut irom the missilfc and research programs, said there will be no new speedup.- scientific exploits Thursday, the . McElroy and Defense Depart . Wlth »ent rocket and research chiefs Richard Bailey, committee dhasr-jthe McManus trailer was picked man, said the meeting would be.; up and rammed through the win"purely exploratory" and the group would determine what type of research will be necesary to complete the study. The committee was organized to aid school trustees in deciding whether to build a new Ugh school and convert the present high school building to a junior high school, or to build a naw junior high school building and maintain the present high school. The entire committe will meet Thursday to hear the findings of the executive board. HOME BLAZE FATAL RICHMOND (UP)—William H. Kinder, 63, Richmond, burned to death in his home Saturday. Authorities said Kinder was alone when the blaze started. The cause was not determined. dow of the Roy Cook trailer, next door. Damage to the Cook trailer was put at $500 and at the Vance Cosens trailer on the other side at $3,000. The McManus trailer damages were thought to be $4,500. Debris was scattered V5 feet arolind the area. Two obher trailers were damage somewhat also, as was a nearby parked car. Attendants at Duke's Hospital said Monday that Mrs. McManus' condition was "good". She suffered second degree burns on her legs below the kn«es and burns about the head, face and hands.. some greater achievement. Here are the salient facts and figures on the new satellite and a comparison with the first: weight 1,120.29 pounds or six times that of the old; altitude 1,056 miles or 497 miles higher than Jie old; speed 17,840 miles an. hour, a"bout the same as the old, with one revolution around the earth requiring W3.7 minutes. . The new satellite, believed to 'be cone shaped and the last stage of the rocket, carries half a ton of scientific and measuring equipment. Radio equipment in addition to sending back information .on the dog also studies cosmic rays and solar radiation within the short- wave, ultraviolet and x-ray fields of the spectrum. Emits Bleeps The Sputnik II which Russia announced Sundap was transmitting "bleep bleeps" similar to those heard from the first satellite. Add- ded to the bleeps was an electronic hissing said to be the sounds of the heart and brain of the dog srnig in its air-conditioned kennel. Instruments strapped to the dog were emitting modulated code signals reaching-the hearth in a hiss to be electronically decoded and recorded on medical graphs from its orbit 1,062 miles above the earth. Russia's Spuntik I, launched Oct. 4, sent back to the earth, coded bleeps •which Soviet scientists said told of atmospheric and cosmic radiation conditions high in space. The new Sputnik, six tiroes larg- were to answer for key senators later today the 'question troubling the American people and tne entire free world: Has Russia leaped far ahead in the rocket age, upsetting the balance of power? Chairman Richard B. Russell (D-Ga.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee and two ranking members—Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson Sunday. Damage to the 1953 Piper Tri Slate Trooper Larry Wagenknecht. Mark Jacobson, 33, pilot of the plane owned by Ainnasters Flying club, of Frazer, Mich., began circling the cemetery area when arv unscheduled fog began closing in. Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Lane, route 4, who reside a short distance west of the cemetery, saw" the" plane making four or five passes wer the area as the pilot looked i over preparatory to landing. Jacobson would have made a perfect landing had he not hit the embankment of a driveway in the cemetery after traveling a short distance on the muddy field. This bent back the nose board of directors will meet at j wheel, and Lane said the tail of UF Meeting Set Thursday Hope Tabulation Near Final Goal The Cass county United Fund noon Thursday in the YWCA building to discuss the progress (D-Tex.) and Sen. Styles Bridges!of the 1957 campaign. (R-N. H.)—opened the congres-l A report on the total amount sional inquiry at a Pentagon lunch pledged thus far will be given today. Get Siwciat Briefing After lunch they were to receive a secret briefing which may determine whether open hearings on the nation's defenses will be called. • The committee staff already has conducted a preliminary investigation, one of four started by Congress since Sputnik I shocked the Western world. . Albert Quilien Bros., Joseph G. First Report On Brucellosis Testing Given The testing of Cass county's cattle for brucellosis thus far has shown 10 percent of the herds but. only 1.9 percent of the cattle are infected with the disease, according to the report of Dr. Fred -Rone, area .veterinarian, to the CassJRanroad" "Tra'iwnen' "'NO.' at the meeting. As of last Wednesday, $85,556 had been pledged to the campaign. The goal is $107,350. More pledges have .been made since then, officials said, but the total will not be tabulated until Thursday. Campaign workers reported that 21 more organizations have met or exceeded their quotas. They are: Riley Heating and Hardware, the plane went up into the air and the plane was standing on its nose for a minute or two be- fort it finally went on over on its top. The wheel was pushed back into the cowl, the propeller was bent, the windshield was broken, the aerial was torn off, and there was a kink in the left wins, Wagenknecht said. He and Trooper Richard Keyes and John Gaylor and Deputy George Shanks went to the scenes. The plane was put back on its wheels and pushed over to the Lane residence. Lane took the two men to Indianapolis, and a Herd county commissioners Monday. • Dr. Rohe reported that 10,982 cattle in 952 herds in Cass county er than the first and orbiting 500 c ^ ttle m 9o2 nerds m Cass county miles higher, also was sending hav ? been t . es /? d for buroellosis back vital information on how an Mrs. McManus aged 47 is 'eni- j animal reacts to conditions o£ ployed . at the SDS restaurant on West Main street. The trailer court is located at 831 W. Main street. ONLY ONE-FOURTH GOES TO FARMERS Ag Department Blames Middleman for Price Rise WASHINGTON (UP) — The Ag-1 food products were 5 pel: cent riculture Department said today j higher in the third quarter of W57 that middlemen, not farmers, are! than they were in the same period mainly responsible for the rising cost of food. The department explained why in the following letter to U. S. consumers published in its current report on the farm marketing- transportation situation: Mr. and Mrs. Consumer and all your little consumers: Your grocery bills for food in July, August, and September were 4 per cent higher than they were in the same months last year. The middlemen—really a crowd of people who assemble, process, transport, and distribute foods- got three - fourths of the extra money you paid the grocer. The other one-fourth went to farmers who produced the raw commodities. The middleman's take is called marketing charges. The average unit marketing charges for farm in 1-958. This is considerably more than the average increase over a 12-month period in recent years, Marketing charges may go higher in 1958. Prices farmers received for these food products averaged 2 per means his share b£ your retail buck -will be smaller. The/last time the farmer's share was under 40 cents was in 1939. His share that year was only 38 cents. You see, the costs of performing marketing operations went up this year and will go up still more in 1958, The average hourly earnings of workers in marketing firms cent higher than in the third quar-; are up. Costs of containers, pack- ter of last year. Higher prices for hogs accounted for much ijf this increase. The farmer's share of your retail food dollar in the third, quarter was 40 cents. He is expected to average the same for the entire year. He got 40 cents last year, too. In 1946, he got 52 cents. The farmer likely won't gut even « cents in 1958. The price lie gets for raw food products is eispected to average about the same in 1958 as in 1957. This, coupUid with the expectation that marketing charges -will be higher next year, aging materials, coal and fuel oil, trucks, machinery, and many other things marketing firms buy are higher. The Interstate Commerce Commission recently approved substantial increases in rail freight rates. They were less than the railroads requested. Railroad' officials are considering making a request for another increase. Several groups of motor carriers have said they want..higher rates, but haven't asked for them. Total net profits after taxes of firms manufacturing food and kindred products were about 10 per cent smaller in the first half of this year than in the same period of 1956. Profit ratios for the five wholesale food distributors for which data is available were higher in 1956 than in 1955. For leading wholesale and chain-store retailers the 1956 profits were up slightly figured as a percentage of sales. But profits as a percentage of the amount of money the stockholder .invested made a rather large advance. .The .volume of farm products to be sold in 1058.may be as large or larger than this year's huge quantity. The amount of money you spend determines the demand for marketing services. We expect you to spend enough to maintain present services. That's the situation as we see it. Yours for Service space travel where there is no weight. "Possible Russia Launched Rocket To the Moon" CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (U!P) — A top astronomer said today "it is entirely possible" the Russians already have launched a rocket to the moon. Dr. Fred L. Whipple, director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory, said it would take a rocket about five days to reach the moon. He said the Russians may have launched the moon rocket .Saturday. Whipple. said it. "would be impossible to see the rocket on the way to the moon unless we know exactly where it was launched." He said if a telescope were point- Jd in the right direction at the during the initial testing period ending a month ago. A total of 206 cattle in .98 herds were reactors and 607 cattle in 318 herds were listed as suspects. Bethlehem township leads both in the number of cattle tested and in the num'ber of reactors. There were 53 cattle in 12 herds listed as reactors in that township. out of 1,561 cattle in 1'lS herds. tested in that township. Boone. was second in number of cattle tested, 1,330 in 109 herds, but Miami township showed more reactors among the 772 catle in 65 herds tested. There were 21 cattle in four herds listed as reactors in Miami township, compared with 15 cattle in nine herds in Boone township. UNION HEAD TO SPEAK INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — AFL- CIO president George Meany is scheduled to address the 72nd convention of. the Indiana .Federation Burk'.s Sundries, Gust Service Center, Chase-Miller Mortuary Fred Smith Realty, F. J. Discher Upholstery, Vesh Bros. Electric. Lioness Club, King Nickel restaurant, Staggs General Tire, Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Cass county Post No. .60, American Leion, 40 et 8 Voiture No. 729, American Legion, Brotherhood of 109, Friendship class of Market street M. E. church, Exchange Ette Club and Rural Youth club. right time, the rocket might leave j of Labor Nov. 11." The Indiana CIO a trail on the scope. United States Department of WOUNDED BY BULLET T1PTON (UP)—Steve Molden, 15, near Tipton, was wounded Sunday when a bullet hit him as he rode his bike along a country road. The wound was not serious. will meet on the same day. CAPITOL PUNISHMENT ALMA, Wis. (UP) - Buffalo County Judge G. L. Pattison has sentenced a young speeder to the chair and fined him $25. Pattison said the youth had a "duck tail" 9 Killed on Texas Road HOUSTON, Tex. (UP) — Nine persons were killed Sunday night in a head-on automobile collision on crowded U.S. 290 about 30 miles northwest of Houston. State Highway Patrolman C, E, Morris said seven o£ the victims were killed instantly. Two others were dead upon arrival at a Hempstead hospital. There were no survivors. Eight were in one car and six o! them were relatives. In Winterhaven, Calif., four more persons were killed and a fifth injured critically _when their car was struck broadside by a speeding Continental Trailways bus on U.S. 80. The .dead were all from the Quecham Indian tribe of the Yuma, Ariz., Indian Reservation. No one on the bus was seriously hurt. SUBCONSCIOUS URGE CHICAGO (UP) - Arrested for selling part of a 30,000-pound ship- July 51 plane and repair it. Traffic Toll Reduced on City Streets A substantial reduction of eight mishaps in Logansport's traffic accident 'loll was noted during the month of October. Only 43 reporlable crashes occurred on city streets last month, compared to the 51 which were recorded in October of 1956, according bo police statistics. Latest count for the first ten months of this year is 447 local accidents just ten above the total of 337, reported for a similar period of 1956. Personal injuries slill are running below the amount of r27 persons hurt through October a year ago since only 112 were reported injured in the accidents so far this season. Logansport started a new period in th.e matter of traffic deaths, since the string of 23 straight months without a fatality was snapped in September. The record-breaking month of January still tops the list with its 74 reportable accidents on snow and ice-covered streets. The monthly accident summary follows: 1957 January 74 February 37 March 30 April 44 May 38 June 40 Agriculture. Steve and two companions said j haircut and ordered him to the 1 they did not see anyone fire a £un. I barber chair. ment of watermelons' he was transporting from Henderson, Texas, to St. Louis, Mo., ChiCHClo truck driver James 0. Clark, 40, told police "I hate watermelons." August 43 September 47 October 43 195« 48 47 38 37 SO 44 41 39 « SI Toiali 447 URRARY

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