Page 1 article text (OCR)
LOGANSPORI PUBLIC INDIANA: Fair and a little warmer tonight. Friday partly cloudy, warm and becoming more humid. Low tonight 58 to 66. Temperature 12 noon 78 degrees. High Friday 85 to 90. Simset 8:16 p.m., sunrise, Friday 5:17 a.m. ( YOUR HOME TOWN ISTEWBPAPER NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Department* PkoBe 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1957. ed Cnired Prttm Wlr DDT axd Slckt Price Per Copy, Seven Cents SUPREME COURT GETS GIRARD CASE American Disarmament Proposal is Unveiled Harold Stassen Discloses New Byrd Warns U.S. Finances Halfway" Plan t\ "TT • I ' for Cutting Manpower and MothballingiyfJ ||]||| |£g Conventional Arms; See No Agreement on Nuclear Weapons. LONDON <CP1 — U.S. delegate Harold E. Stassen today E. Stassen today began presenting to the London disarmament conference a new "halfway" pian for cutting military manpower and mothballing conventional weapons. Eul puzzled Allied reaction lo President Eisenhower's statement on halting nuclear tests indicated Uie Weslern powers slill have not agreed on their "first step" toward control of atomic arms. Even Moscow Radio said "one cannot help feeling surprised" at the outcome of the President's disarmament comments at his news conference Wednesday. Change-over Will Disrupt City Current Lines in Downtown District Will Be Shut Off Friday Morning for Switch to Higher Voltage The first major downtown di* trict and east-end electric current at the five power conference group- Robert Price, superintendent of ing <le!e«ates from the Uniled j utilities, said line crews will begin States, Russia, Britain, France and j at 4:30 a.m. the task of increasing Canada I tno kilowatt capacity from the Officials described it as "meetj ? rMont 240 ° l ° U^' ing olher nations ha:f-way"—an in- The affected area dication that Uie United States has i from Seventh street east settled on compromises not only twenty-fourth .street, between with Russia but the other Western nations represented here as well. The U.S. conventional disarmament plan was known to include provisions for cutting armies ot the big powers in two stages and to provide for "mothballins" tanks, ships, artillery, planes and other aon-alomic armaments. Limit Active Duty Force Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin, the Moscow delegate to the talks, already had received an informal fill-in on the extend to the south side of Broadway and the north .side of Wright street. Firms drawing their power from east-west alley line down to Ihe St. Joseph church also wi'.l be without electricity. . Householders within these boundaries are advised that their current may be disrupted as much a.s four hours in some localities and less time in others. Price explained the city has delayed the downtown switch-over for many months, while completing Ihe program in residential proposals. The Western powers and Russia and rural areas, already were committed to a plan! The four-wire distribution sys- under which the United States and tern was launched about five years Russia would 'limit their active- duty armed forces to Vk million men. Britain and France would hold Iheir armed strength to 750,000 men each. Russia, however, held out for a Western commitment to cut the big power forces even further in a second stage. The United States was now believed ready to trim its manpower back to about 1,800,000 men once the first cut has proved successful. Stassen planned to deliver the first sections of his proposals on conventional disarmament while the Western Allies continue their bciiind-lhe-scencs attempts to forge a common policy on nuclear disarmament. Stassen was accompanied by Stale Department trouble-shooter Julius Holmes, who was assigned as his deputy following Allied complaints they were not being properly consulted. Spring in Indiana Will Bow Out With Fair-Warmer Weather By UNITED PKESS Fair skies and warming tompcr- .alures blanketed Indiana today on the last full day of spring, The same menu was on tap for Friday, the day summer arrives for its Ihrec-monlh visit. No sign of rain could be seen in any of the forecasts for the im- ago under the city's long-range program to improve electrical service in Lo.gansporl and its surrounding area. Price also said the light plant began pulling more than 14,000 kilowatts this week lo approximate the peak load usually registered around Christmas time. The use of air conditioners and fans to provide relief during the DO-dcgree plus temperatures earlier accounled for the increase. Frick Plans Expansion of Major Leagues Commissioner Discloses Plans for St. Louis Meeting in Testimony Before House Subcommittee WASHINGTON (L'P) - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick disclosed today he has called a special meeting of minor league presidents to consider expanding the major leagues.' He also said the meeting would take up 1 the question of reclasstfy- infc some minor league teams to higher status. Frick did not say how many Senator Points Out Dangers in Questioning Treasury Secretary Humphrey By UNITED PRESS Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D-Va.) said today- the government is "skating on very thin ice" financially. The state of the government's finances, he asserted, "presents dangerous implications." Byrd, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, made these declarations in Ihe course of quizzing Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey on the nalion's economic health. Humphrey agreed with Byrd lhal taxes are as high as they dare go. But he said Ihe nation has to keep spending on defense because it /has a pistol pointed at its head. Byrd ticked off these danger signs: -The national debt has hit the legal ceiling. —"We have reached the maximum laxalion." —"The new inflation...will...continue and may...be accelerated," —''We have no reserves lo meet even a slight business recession." Olher congressional news: . Taxes: The House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to revise Ihe excise tax .system. It would affect many pocketbooks. But the Senate is not expected lo complete action on Uie measure until next year. Postal: The House Appropriations Commillee voted the post of- 'ice most of the extra money it says it must have to maintain normal service. But the committee called tor now postal economies, including .a cutback in Saturday service. Minerals: The Senate Appronria- .ions Commillee voled $456,252,600 :o run the Interior Department in fiscal 1958. It included $4,200,000 :o .stockpiled fluorspar and S2.500,- )00 to stockpile asbestos. But it :>owed to the House and refused money for stockpiling tungsten. Wilderness: Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.) and Rep. Henry S. Reuss (D-Wis.) asked Congress help save America's "vanishing wilderness." They are sponsoring similar bills to establish a nalional wilderness preservation system. FCC: Chairman Emanuel Ccl!cr (D-N.Y.) of the House Judiciary Commiltee said the present Federal Communications Commission has "not measured up to the standard of public service required ;o inspire public confidence." He said the commissioners should be replaced by now ones "dedicated lo serving the public inleresl." Civil Rights: The Senate headed tor a showdown on civil rights. . Call Red Truce Team To Panmunjom Meeting Reports Are Current That United Nations Command Intends to Nullify Armistice Agreement Reached in 1953 in Face of Repeated Red Violations. Budget Mental Health in Cass Set At $3,330 Thirty Choir Robes Purchased By Local Association Received At 'Longcliff The Cass county Mental Health Associalion adopted a budget of $3,330 for the 195B calendar year at the regular monlhly meeting Wednesday evening in the admin' istration building of the Logansport slate hospital. The Associalion is a member of the Uniled Fund. Eugene Darby, director of activity therapies at the state hospital, showed colored slides of the recent open house lliere and of Ihe volunteer services activities. II was announced that the thirty choir robes purchased by the sociatior. for use at the stale hospital had arrived, and a progress report on the coaxial cable for closed circuit television at Long- cliff was made by Darby, Contract for (he cable will be .et soon, it was reported. The Rev, Kenneth Brady, president of the association, announced .hat an, intensive course in the relationships between the family and current problems of mental health is being set up al Pilrdue. It will is offered July 8-12 and July 15-18. The course will include considerations of reports in many journals on child development, family .ife, sociology and psychology. Dr. W. R. Van Dcnbosch will be the guest leclurer. Tjie Mental Heallh group will not meet in July and August. The icxt meeting will be Wednesday evening, Sept. in, Rev. Brady .announced. Classify 28 Youths in 1-A Twenty-eight Cass county registrants have been classified I-A, available for military service, by the local Selective Service board, it was announced Thursday by Mrs. Bernice Hawthorne, clerk of Ihe board. The group includes Ronald L. Peterson, Onis D. Long, Calvin Jaycees Vote For Tax Raise Members of the Logansport Junior Chamber ot Commerce went on record in favor of a fifty-cent increase in Ihe cumulative building fund tax for the Logansport schools at their meeting Wednesday evening at Purcoll's cafe. A resolution in support of the in- irease was passed by the Jaycees j after they had heard a talk by Charles Sharp, city superintendent of schools. ' Sharp pointed out the sharp increase in the number »[ pupils in Ihe cily schools as shown by the difference in the sizes of the lower grades and the upper grades. The city school board failed lo take any action on the proposed increase in the cumulative building fund lax al ils last meeting. mediate fu'ure. It was welcome|learns he thought might be added.M. Fair, Jimmy P. Moser, James news for thousands of Hoosicr \ |. 0 the big leagues, farmers who have been kept out I Nor did he hinl at what cities of the fields most of the time this! migiit get major league teams, spring because of persistent show-, There ore now eiglil loams in ers. I each O f the American and National Temperatures hit highs ranging; leafues. from 73 al South Bend to 83 ati Frlck made the disclosure in Kvansville Wednesday a.s pleasant j testimony to a House Judiciary weather replaced days of .hot i subcommittee that is studying the humid readings. The mercury i antitrust law exemption of organ- dropped lo lows ranging from an • ized baseball, unse-asunal 50 at Goshen lo (50 al j Frick has said previously thai Indianapolis and Kvansville early ] there will be a third major league this morning, and bended for highs ranging in the 80.s this afternoon. FLY AWAY When you uie fast acting Classified Ads to sell, rent, hire. find. in the foreseeable future. Friek told reporters later that the meeting will be held In SI. Louis July 10, the day after the All-Star game which will be played there. Frlck declined to speculate on Wt'ml decisions might result from the meetings. He said the meeting would merely be "exploratory." |K. Deck, William A. Heimllch, Robert Kreut/berKcr, Jr., Jerry L. Schnieb, Paul E. Boiler, Jerry L. Johns, WIDard L. Brown, Charles T. Brigance, Bryan G. Graham, Jack E. Picrcy. Corvin E. Jones, Thomas C. Bennett, Jerry L, Roller, Grady F. Rogers, James D. Green, Frederick J. Schue, Jr., Larry J. Baker, William K. Cooper, Thomas E. Knight, James D. Couk, Robert K. Beckman, James E. Fickle, Dale F. DcWill, and Ronald L. Carey. Ten registrants were classified 5-A, having passed the draft age; four wore classified 1-C enlisted; one was classified 1-C indueted; six were classified <1-A; two were classified 2-S; one 1-D; and cighl 4-F. Deny Parole To Banker .TOLIET, III. (UP)—Wnrd'cn Joseph linden of Statosvllle Prison said today the Piirdnn and P»role Bo«rd at Springfield hnx notified him thnt It hus turned down a parole for Edward Hint/, sentenced for conspiracy In (he Orvllle Hodge scandal. IlnRcn said th« ChlciiKO linnkcr will be eligible for discharge Feb. 28, 1959. Child Is Injured . By Backing Auto Five-year-old Arthur Roland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roland Of 1530 Seaton avenue, was run over by a car Wednesday evening in front of his home, at the corner of Senlon and Rogers streets, aboul 7 o'clock. He suffered an abrasion on i!ie right side of his, head and possible broken bones when he clucked behind n car rcporledly driven by Tommy Baken, 16, of Deer Creek, as the car was being backed into a parked position. The boy is confined to Memorial hospital. SEOUL, Korea (UP)^-The United Nations Command today summoned the Communists to a meeting of the military armistice groups at Panmunjom Friday. Persis'ent reports said the U.N. Command would, nullify the 1953 armislice agreement. The U.S. military announced it was flying 20 American corre- spondenls from Japan to Panmun- jom to cover the meetiag but would not confirm Uie Allies were ready to end the agreement, repeatedly violated by the Reds in building- up a massive striking force in North Korea. The armistice agreement was signed in Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, by North Korean Gen. Nam II for the Communists and Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr., of the U.S. Army as senior delegate for the U.N. Command. Some sources said Ihe UNC al- mosl certainly would seek abrogation of paragraph 13-D of the armislice agreement. II is that paragraph which forbids either side In Korea to build up their forces beyond the point they were at the lime of Ihe Iruce. Will Modcrnto Weapons The U.N. has adhered strictly lo this paragraph while the'Commu- nists have ignored it. In Washington South Korean Ambassador You Chan Yang said lie Understands the U.N. Allies have agreed on a program for modernizing their weapons i n Korea. Representatives of the 16 Allied U.N. nations worked out their plans at a recent Washington meeting, he said. Leaders of Ihe U.N. Command said the Communists brought modern jet planes into North Korea in violation of Uie armistice, juilt up major air bases within easy sinking distance of Japan, and revamped -the once - defeated North Korean army with the latest heavy armor. South Korea repeatedly has declared the armislice agreemenl voided by Uie massive Communist build-up while complaining hat the ROK forces were IlmHed lo such weapons as those in use at Uie end of the fighting four years ago. South Korea also has appealed or the introduction of American itoinlc weapons lo .eounler those t said Russia has supplied the rled forces in North Korea. The United Stales already has weapons with atomic capability in Japan, Okinawa and Formosa. The agreement called for a standstill in military s'.renglh by could could not be added Lo Ihe old. That )oth sides. New weapons •eplacc old weapons — bu! Stifling Heat Wave Ends in Eastern Area Violent Storm Shatters Torrid Temperatures and Kills Five; West Coast Still Bakes By UNITED PRESS A cool air mass cracked the eastern heal wave wilh death- dealing violence Wednesday night, b'ut there was no relief in sight for the sizzling West Coast. The cooler air rode into the East on the heels of a widespread storm front that claimed at least five lives, including two National Guardsmen killed by lightning on bivouac at Fort Bragg, N.C. In the Far West, firemen and volunteers battled hundreds o brush fires in the mountains sur rounding Los Angeles Wednesday as the' mercury soared lo 95. . In the plains stales, flood waters began receding slowly, leav ing bahind a soggy trail of damage estimated at 17 million dol lars in southwestern Minnesota alone. U. S. Attorneys Demand Court Order Reversed Fight Decision Handed Down by Federal Judge Which Would Block Surrendering of Soldier to Japanese Authorities for Trial. WASHINGTON (UP) — The government appealed directly to the Supreme Court today lo reverse a court order preventing it from surrendering GI William S. Girard (o Japanese authorities for a manslaughter trial. A petition filed with the court Other Damage In East Tile cooler air la the East trig gcrecl flooding rains, violent winds and severe electrical storms. Wind gusts up to !IG m.p.h pounded Charlotte, N.C., causing damages estimated at $50,000 to buildings and planes at Douglas Municipal Airport. The Uniled Press counted a least 168 weather deaths since last week end. There were 117 hot weather drowrangs, 32 deaths caused by floods, 7 by heat pros' (.ration and 12 by lightning. Winds up to 76 m.p.h. hit portions of New England during the storm, causing local damage ai Portland, Maine, Newington, N.H. and the suburbs of Boston, Mass. Concord, N.H,, reported nearly an inch of rain during a thunderstorm. Streets at Woslboro, Mass. were awash with 11 inches of water after a sudden downpour and many Now England (owns lost utility services temporarily because of downed lines. West Staying Hot Titie mercury hit 102 at Bakersfield, Ca'.lf., and 110 at Thermal, lalif., Wednesday. Despite receding flood waters in ,he plains, the situation in some areas remained critical. The Big Sioux River climbed to its great est flood stage in history \Vedncs< day, inundating the business sec- lion ot Sioux Falls, S.D. Serious loodiag continued along the river .odny, covering thousands ot acres of crop land. rozc the U.N. forces with weapons since outmoded. Burglars Get Safe ontaining $5,465 MICRRI'LLVIL'LE, Ind. (UP) — 3urglars chiseled through the wall of Hie Five-Star Supermarket dur- ng the night, gouged out a built-in wall safe and escaped with $4,<!(i5 cash and nearly $1,000. worth of noney-ordens. Victim of Collision Uncle of Two Fulton County Residents ROCHESTER, Ind.—Tile Rev. Leroy Geiger, of South Bend, who was killed in an auto crash Tuesday night west of Walkerton, was Ihe uncle of Mrs. Jack Bick, Sr., of Rochester and Dick Geiger of Akron. Superintendent of the Indiana North conference of the EUB church, lie was scheduled to at lend a meeting of Die local RUB churches the night that he was killed. CASTS FIRST BALLOT IN WHEAT REFERENDUM Steam Kills Two Seamen, Five Burned Exploding High Speed Pump Blamed for Tragedy Aboard Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt JACKSONVl'LLE, Fla. (UP) — Live steam set loose by an exploding high speed pump aboard ;be aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt killed two seamen and seriously burned five others, the Navy said today. The Navy said 29 other seamen were treated for heat prostration or exhaustion from being trapped or from heroic rescue work as Ihe sleam jetted through deck after deck of the 45,COO-lon carrier Wednesday. Capl. T. W. Hopkins, skipper of 'he big flattop, told newsmen a harrowing account of Uie tragedy and a stirring account of heroism in an interview after Uie FDR docked this morning. "The casualties were due lo live steam," Hopkins said. "Both men who were killed apparently were on their way lo help the two men on duly in the pump room al the time of the explosion." The carrier, about 100 miles off the Florida coast at Ihe time, was brought to Ihe Navy carrier basin al Mayport, Fla., near here. A Navy board of investigation was convened immediately lo determine Ihe cause of the explosion and the extenl of Uie damage to the huge carrier. Dead, injured Identified The dead were identified as boiler lender 3-c Bobby E. Hyder, 22, of Sparlanburg. S.C., and Fireman Sidney R. Wall, 27, Norwood N.C. The seriously injured included: Boiler tender-fireman Donald E. Brockman, 20, of Ringgnlii. G.n. Fireman apprentice Philip R. Plantier, 19, Wauregan, Conn. by Ally. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. asked the courl to reverse last Tuesday's decision by Federal Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy. McGarraghy had ruled thai B Japanese trial for Girard would violale his constitutional rights. The government pelilion said Me- Garraghy's decision is "clearly wrong" and "public interest in an early disposition of this case" it very great. Brownell asked the court to accept the case for review, and urged that it schedule oral argument "if deemed necessary, al an early dale convenient to the court." He also sucgestcd that Girard's attorneys be required to reply to his petition within two days. The court now is scheduled to adjourn for Uie summer recess next Monday. However, ;l could extend the term for any period it chooses. Court Meets Friday Under normal procedure, th« Boiler tender Richard M. Haigh, Washington, S.D. Fireman apprentice Robert J. Radke, 11), Everett, Wash. Farm Ballots Tabulated On Wheat Control ttnlinnnl Referendum Will Decide Question of Marketing Quotas for 1958 'WASHINGTON (UP) — Farmers n 36 commercial wheat stales voted today in a national referendum on whether to accepl market- R quotas for their 1(158 crop. Upwards of one million farmers vere eligible lo vote. Agriculture Department officials predicted about 300,000 would cast ballots in lolling places set up and main- aincd by county Agricultural Stabilizalion and Conservation of- iccs. Two-thirds of (hose voling must approve quotas before they can become effective for the 1958 season. Heretofore, fanners have an- irovcd quotas handily for the four preceding seasons. But dcpanmo.il officials predic'cd today's vole would be close. They said Ihe oul- Icumc would be a cffetaeriseybods and the drop in the price support rate for !he 1D58 crop. The 195I1 ra'e is $1.78, down 22 cents from the 1057 rate. If quotas arc approved, all farmers in commercial wheat states wllh more than 15 ncre.s of wheat will be subject to quotas, excess wheat will be subject to quota pen- allies, and price supports at a national average rate of $1.7U cents a bushel will be available lo producers who do not exceed Ihclr acreage allotments. If quola.s are nol approved, acreage allo'mcnls will remain in cf- fccl, and price supports will drop lo 50 per cent of parity, or $1.18 a bushel, for producers who com- Rnlpli B. Jones, a Clay township farmer, cast* the first ballot In the wlicut referendum shortly after the polls In the ASC office opened lit 8 o'clock today. Farmers In .16 slatea are voting to determine whether their 1958 crop shall be Hndcr rigid government marketing controls. Nelson Burr, locnl ASC chairman, snld there were 3iM! Cans farmers eligible to vo'.e and that other farmers who indicate they will ply . with allotmenls. their farm wheat BAN TELEVISION ' WASHINGTON (UP) —Speaker Sam Rayburn ordered an iminedi- court would signify at its next regular session .Monday wheUier it will grant the government's petition and the steps both parties should take. In special circumstances, however, it has made such announcements at olher times following a conference of Ihe justices. The court meets Friday morning for ils routine consideration of cases and undoubtedly will consider the Girard case at that time. Justice William 0. Douglas already has left for a scheduled lecture series in Seoul, Korea, and :m automobile lour in Uie Middle JSnsl. Brownoll's petition said: "We firmly believe Uiat, despit* Ihe District Court's ruling, (Girard's) case is totally without merit and that the court can so decide promptly." It added lhal Ihe government Is prepared (o file a brief on the merits of the case "if that is deemed desirable," within tiic next few days. Girard's attorneys, it said, probably can prepare a brief quickly from those ihcy submitted to Mc- Garraghy. The petition said (fie government's position in the case "la simple." "It rests on the international aspects which the District Court has totally ignored," it said. "Under international law, Japan 'a sovereign within ils own country. "In (he absence of express or implied agreement to the con- Irary, Uniled Stales officials wiUi- in Japan would be obliged by Japanese and international law lo make (Girard) available to the Japanese authorities for trial there. "Thus, if the international arrangements between tho Uniled Stales and .1'apan are Invalid, (Girard) is plainly subject to tho exclusive jurisdiction of Japan and has no claim whatever in American courts." Thief Loots Shop of $99 An energetic thief wcnl to great lengths lo steal $99 from the cash register at Ihe Classy Press shop, 222 South Third streel, police reported Thursday. Carroll J. Nelson, of 1228 North Third street, said Ihe misslnji money consisted of bills and small change. The .safe in Ihe building was nol touched. According to police, the thief used a sharp tool (o break out parl of Uie wood panel on the rear door, reached through the opening and unlocked the door to .he furnance room. Next he removed a 3x3 piece of card-board above a plale gln.sj window, eight feet from Ihe floor. Aflcr climbing over the opening, ic let himself down on the Inside of the building. The prowler picked up the cash and _deparled through -the rear door," leaving the key on the table. Police re-ported finding a hubcap on th<! ground beside a used car al Havens Motors at 2:15 need 16 or more acres may also cast ballots. Shown with Jones arc member* ot the election board, left, hearings by a House subcommil- lo right, Clifford Nice, Noble township; Fred Benncr, Clinton; and Frank B. Cook, Clay. Polls were also tee on un-American activities in ale halt today to televising of!a.m. They believed someone at/- set up at the Lucerne icuool and Ihe Walton library. •(Pharo«-Trlbune Photo-Engraving.) |San Francisco. tempted to take off the wheel and lire, but was frightened away bo- fore completing th» mission.