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Logansport—Mostly cloudy tonight, Wednesday, scat t e r e- d showers. Low tonight 35, high Wednesday, 47-52. Sunset today, 4:39 p.m.; sunrise Wednesday, 6:19 'a.m. High today 43, noon; low today, 38, 7 a.m. "TOUR HOME TQWK I.QGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All D«pnriin«n*a Phone -1141 LOGANSPORT INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1957. NEW COURT ROOM SEATS RUSSIANS BOAST F 'SUPER FUEL' or,I Vnlted Prru Wire* Buy nnil M*ht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents SATELLITE POSITIONS U.S. Air Force Alerted for Flying Objects New Reports of Strange Things In New Mexico BULLETIN . WASHINGTON (UP)—The. Air Force said today its radar net- ROCKET TO MOON?, Claim Rocket Hint Soviet Brewing Big j rjp }o ISpace Show on Thursday By DANIEL F. GILMORE United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON (UP) — Soviet boasts that Russia had developed a fuel capable of driving a rocket 25,000 miles an hour increased Western belief today the Russians may try to hit the moon Thursday with a missile carrying a hydrogen war- Pravda, the official organ of the Communist Party, gave another hint of moon travel today when it quoted a Soviet scientist as attacking the West's" "unrealistic reaction to Russian rocket developments." In Moscow Prof. Kirill P. Stan- work has been alerted to watch'head. ,.,»,. ,.*n TT i j fnr ctriner flvinc oblects There already had been wide-1 while the little Husky dog auoaru .. t ^, for strange flying objects. ^^ speculation among British Sputnik If was not expected to live ^f™™ 5 at n6arly ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (UP) — and American scientists that Rus- An electronics engineer reported ]sia^ may already haye^ launched seeing an unidentified'flying object "~ " '""'" '" '--'—' •* ' on High street between Fourth and Sixth streets and will move at 10:30 a.m. It will go south or. Fourth street to Market, east on Installation of the 51 scats for spectators in the remodeled Cass circuit court room' was being completed Tuesday by Harold Liming and Gene Hardy, above, employes of the William P. Loner and Sons contracting firm. The finishing touches are now being put on the court room, work on which began last July. The new court room is considerably smaller than the old one. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) SALUTE HEROES Veterans 7 Day Parade Scheduled on Monday Plar.s for the annual Veterans' •day parade in Logansport next Monday morning were completed at a meeting Monday night of the program committee headed by Claude Noel, Galveston, president of the Cass county Veterans' council. The parade will form at 10 a.m. 250 Tax Checks In Day's Mail County Treasurer' Collects $91,430 At least 250 Cass county taxpayers sent their fall property tax payments in by mail Monday evening. County Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre reported Tuesday. on an isolated desert highway near Alamogordo in southern New Mexico Monday. such a rocket in belief it would light up the darkened face of the moon during Thursday's eclipse— and in celebration of the 40th an- James Stokes, 42, an engineer "iversary of the Bolshevik revolu- in an upper air research project at the Air Force missile development, .center near Alamogordo, said 10 automobiles stopped or were stopped when the object appeared Monday afternoon on U.S. 54, between White Sands proving grounds and the Air Force missile development center. tion. Russia's mastery of rocket missiles and the 40lh anniversary already had plunged the world into 48 hours of suspense. Today new claims from Moscow of super fuels and even greater advances in pace with Russia. Earlier in the day, officials at; fr - om the earth> electronics increased the anxious ; waiting. .The moon is about 241,000 miles In 10 Hours New Source of Power Used to Launch Sputnik II MOSCOW (UP) — Soviet scientist T! Khachaturov said today a , ., - . ., i super fuel already developed in ?™V±!1 ° f ^L^L^, the Soviet Union" could send a' rocket to the moon in 10 hours; miles per hour. Khachaturov said the new fuel was developed to launch Sputnik II into space with its dog.passen-. ger at 8 kilometers per second— 17,885 miles an hour. His remark were contained'in a special article on "The ' Thresh- hold of Interplanetary Transport" published today in "Gudot," the organ of the Soviet Transport Ministry. Khachaturov, who is a corresponding member of the Soviet more than 10 days. There was a growing demand in Washington for action to catch up with. the grosving Soviet military might as expressed in two satellites fired by intercontinental ballistic missiles-type rockets. Senate Democratic "Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Texas) said a marathon top-level briefing by Defense Department leaders had failed to convince him the U.S. missiles program was keeping SPUTNIK N»2 CIRCIES THE EARTH EVERY 102 MINUTES SPUTNIK N? EARTHS BLANKET ATMOSPHERE SPUTNIK N CIRCLES THt EARTH EVERY 96.7 MINUTES This diagram shows the relative positions o£ Sputnik 1 and Sputnik II, or "Muttnik," which carries a dog. Instrument readings of the dotf's condition are being radioed back to Russia, the Soviet* (International Soundphnlo.) White Sands proving grounds said two Army patrols reported seeing The latest suggestion that a rocket may already have been Market to Sixth street, and north, num ber of" Fiji Island natives and on Sixth street to the Doughboy! a w hite clergyman reported see- monument and the Work' War II! j n g a similar object in the South honor roll in front of the city, : Pacific skies last month. a similar object or objects on Sun- launched came (oday from Ken . neth W. Gatland, vice chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. He also said he suspected it might carry a nuclear device. Similar reports came from American scientists. day. Similar reports came Sunday from Levelland, Tex, Car Engine Died A dispatch from Honolulu said a He made the statement to Academy of Sciences, said in order reporters in Washington as he and i to give the rocket propelling Sput- 1958 PROGRAM other key members of the Armed Services Committee emerged from a seven - hour conference with Army, Navy and Air Force missile authorities. Another Washington dispatch reported President Eisenhower would meet twice with his cabinet this week to discuss legislative and budget programs. But the world believed he would study Ike, Cabinet to Meet On New Budget Plans nik IP its "enormous speed of 8J kilometers per second, new types. WASHINGTON (UP)—President'f or (. O day; the second will be held of fuel were necessary." Eisenhower will meet with his on Friday. 10 Hours to Moon i cabinet twice this week to discuss ; Acting white House prcss secre . travel become l the budget and Ie g' slat 'y e P ro- tary Anne Wheaton said, "these travel become , _ ,,„ ...,„ .„,,,„,, >„ Congress ^ mcetjngs are parl ot a p , an obvious," he said, "since with a "« There also'have been rumors means of speeding the American go Into interplaneta^ space SET'* n kSters^ ^V^f= i^SSSL, *^~l^.™fe (24,592 miles per hour) a rocket has already overcome the gravitational pull of the earth and can building. that Russia might try to splash the moon with a red dye. But Dr. James Stokley, .director of the Fels Stokes,'in-a" taped "interview for planetarium in Philadelphia, said The traditional services will be Terry Clark, news director at sta-'jn-East Lansing, Mich., the moon held at 11 a.m., with wreaths to be placed at the Doughboy monument in honor of the World War I dead and at the honor roll in honor of the World War II dead. Tr.e firing squad will fire a salute to the dead and taps will be sounded. City police will lead the parade, | tion KALG in Alamogordo, reported that the object approached from the northeast over the Sac- already will be red on Thursday- refraction of the light rays will make it appear red. ramento Mountains. He said the j The Soviet developments wene first indication that something was j so startling that hurried meetings out of the ordinary was a gradual fading of the radio in his automobile. were called in Washington and in London to assess the full import. Paul-Henri Spaak, secretary gen- Then. • he said, the car engine eral of NATO, arrived in London high school band. The Eoy Scout troops, junior high school band, Red Cross, and high school bands from Twelve Mile, Royal Center died, and he noticed that, .•several other cars on the highway had stopped. Stokes said he noticed _ . , . . . .. . ,iand Galveston also will partici- Tms large stack of mail received jpate a[ong with ^ Wa , Mothers o:i World Wars I and II and all veterans' organizations and their auxiliaries. Leading the last unit of tlie parade, which will consist of all eight veterans' organization;!, will be the massed colors and thd commanders of the organizations.^ • Other Veterans day activiti-=s v will include an open house and dance at the VFW home and the usual banquet of the local American Le- even larger stack which had been kept in the treasurer's safe during the last few days of the taxpaying rush. The work of opening this mail and crediting the pay- mer.ts made in this manner is expected to take several days. The treasurer's office was closed Tuesday morning for a period of two weeks to give the treasurer and his staff an opportunity to balance the books. rocket program. Dr. Fred L. Whipple, head o£ the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Cambridge, Mass., predicted an "amazing show" of flashing Soviet satellites over the United States next month. But.Whipple's speculation about moon rockets were the most disturbing to the West. He said the Russians may already have launched a nuclear armed rocket to the rnoon to hit and explode there on Thursday. A trip to the moon would require approximately 10 hours...the', dreams of humanity will be materialized. We are passing the threshhold of a new type of Soviet transport—interplanetary." Khachaturov's comments on the new types of fuel confirmed the opinion here that such was required to launch the half ton of instruments of the second satellite. Moscow Radio referred Monday to "new sources of power" for its rockets but did not specify what A lunar rocket would be the pin- th . eyt . wer .?- Jt was . . no . t y f kn ? wl ? nacle of fireworks display for the | whether it was a high calory fuel today to discuss with British leaders the revamping of North Atlantic defenses in the face of Rus-! Soviet celebration. And it would p out of their cars and pointing to prelude to the December meeting the sky. "Looking up," Stokes said in the interview, ."I saw a light-colored, egg-shaped object making a shal- of the NATO chiefs. There was no official word from Moscow, but a steady flow of hints ' that something big was low dive across the sky to the' brewin g for Thursday morning. Nikita S. Khrushchev gave such a hint Monday night in talks with northeast. "Then it wheeled and made a pass at the highway, across the road not more than two miles Communist Chinese leader Mao Another SLUjJlJeu. oiunt;3 a<3iu I1& jjui,n,i=w iuiiiix. «»,.*,..«~u ... ....~ ......^ „. ~ , ... ™ . , , • AfiOCner SOV1GC that the occupants were gettingisian advances. The meeting, is a boost even further Soviet Prestige' " caoable _..,. -r ,,-_:.. __j __:_.:-_ i_ l.,J~ t-~ l-u« T-i««««,Kn^ mnnffn^ nlrpaHv Kiev hlf»h frnm its two ar- Avuoola J0 ^OH awlc: atomic Soviet scientist said already sky high from its two artificial moons. A Russian scientists said Monday night there were "new sources of power" involved in the second Sputnik flight. He also referred to improved, supposedly "near perfect" controls to put the carrier rocket in a precise orbit around the globe. , rocket to the moon and bringing it back. But there was no confirmation here of reports Russia A total of $91,430.13 in current igion post for all county veterans taxes and $3,118.05 in delinquent at 6:30 p.m with State Command- taxes was received by the Cass « R<*ert Gates as the principal county treasurer's office Monday, the final day of the ta.vpaying per-' iod. This was the second largest collection for a single day. The day on which the Pennsylvania railroad's 'check is received is always the largest. speaker. Noel announced that the next regular meeting of the Cass Veterans' council will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Galveston Legion home. A chicken supper will be served. WHAT'S AHEAD? No Smoke or Flame It ther; moved away toward the Organ Mountains near White' Sands proving grounds to the southwest. Senators Seek Spark for U. S. Space-Missile Program WASHINGTON (UP) — Senate \ paredness group, emerged from a "As it passed at its closest point' leaders today appeared ready- to seven-hour- defense department I could feel a kind of heat wave,'push ahead with a full-scale in- briefing Monday unconvinced that but-there was no sound. vestigation into what the entire| the U.S. missile program is keep- "Ithad no visible portholes and space .missile effort needs to'«g "P with Russia's. •"•" '"" "" "' "' ^"' win the race for-superiority over. The^ House: Manpower-Subcon, The first meeting was scheduled and budget progr ' ams pr i or to legislative meetings in early December. . ." The December mcetings to which she referred included a bipartisan conference of Senate and House leaders shortly before the President' leaves in mid-December for the 15-nation NATO Council meeting in Paris. Mrs. Wheaton said the two cabinet meetings did not slem from Russia's launching of a second enrth satellite. She said they were arranged before the news of Sputnik II was released to the world. Russia's satellite and missile advances were almost certain to figure in the budget discussions, Council OKs Standby Power Sign 5-year Pact With Public Service The city council last night unanimously approved a new five-year contract with the Indiana Public Service Company for emergency light power for the city. The city will depend upon the standby power to make up any deficiency between now and May however. The President is under when the new light plant will go into operation. Capacity of the new Logansport turbine will be 16,500 Kilovolt amperes (KVA), which is equal to would send one to the moon oii' the out P ut of the old one P lus the Thursday's 40th anniversary ot the 4,000 KVA called for in the new Bolshevik revolution. Will Dog Live? The new statements came as one of R/ussia's leading rocket and missile scientists indicated that Laika, the little Husky dog aboard Sputnik H, is not expected to live more than a few days. There were rumors earlier that Laika—Rus- strong pressure from some congressional Democrats to step up U.S. defense spending in view of the Soviet's achievements. Eisenhower will hold a news conference Wednesday which, barring unexpected developments prior to then, will be his first opportunity to discuss the latest Rus- sian for "Little Barker"—might be | $3.50 per KVA. contract. The city next year may still fall —^ ^he°Amer£n back on the emergency power forj up to 10,000 KVA. Such circumstances would be costly, however,: because the top output affect the' cost for the entire period. Under the new contract, cost of the emergency power would be returned alive. " there was no vapor trail, smoke I or flame visible." Stokes said he remembered'the R- ussia details pre cis e ly because he' Once launched, the broad Believe Zhukov Ouster Was Quick Decision pulled out a notebook and jotted down everything he saw. "When I got back to my car and checked the engine, I found mittee called more defense offi- Icials today to testify why the services are permitted to gressional inquiry presumably | conduct separate missile pro- would also attempt to pin down grams. Subcommittee Chairman conclusively whether and just how!^mes C. Davis (D-Ga.) said it hinted that Laika may not live more than a few days. He made the statement .in an interview about Sputnik II. Stanyukovich confirmed reports the .second satellite is more of a cylindrical shape (Sputnik I was a globe) and said it was beginning to spin as it whirled in an orbit around the earth. Discussion of the new contract the meeting last night. In other matters, George-Bubel of the Southside Improvement Association suggested a traffic light be installed at Cicott and- Highway 25. The council explained the city had once tried to get one there but had been turned down by the state. Asked if the Sputnik's rotation Bubel also asked the city to ana cnecKeu me engine, i zouna _ ... . c,«.,t«;ir» wt " vt^'-j uwviuuo i.»t. j^n.,.av, it intact, but the battery was iar Russla ~ wllh U '° ; Sputnl " Department hadn't managed mis- steaming. It started with no trou- in l«e air — is ahead in rocket : s j] e research and development ble and I headed for a phone to I development. Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov's degredation appears to have been an emergency operation. Exactly what lies behind the latest upheaval in the Kremlin is still a matter for speculation. It is not even Khruschev was the prime mover in Zhukov's dismissal as defense minister • and ouster from the high councils of Russian Communism. But it does appear to be certain that as late as October 7, Zhukov was still in good standing. Zhukov was dismissed as defense minister on October 26. Apparently during that interval of 19 days the ruling Communist '29 Sian Upl<H R. C. Bloodmobile Wiih the Red Cross bloodmobile scheduled to arrive in Logansport Wednesday morning, only 29 persons have made appointments to give blood, officials said Tuesday morning. The quota again this month is 127 pints. Last month 109 pints were contributed. The mobile unit will be at the Baptist Temple, Seventh street obvious ,, ^ Defc its axis can infiuence the life i Mnsi( , er restoring the bridge to ' notify officials at the Air Force I The decision facing Sen. Rich- missile development center at Alamogordo. ard B. Russell (D-Ga.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Party Presidium decided that Zhu- kov had to go at once. The decision was reached even though the members of the Presidium knew Zhukov's dismissal would cast something of a blisht upon the big celebration of the anniverary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution which is to be held Thursday. Zhukov arrived in Yugoslavia on Oct. 8 in his capacity of defense minister to visit Gen. Ivan Gosnjak, Yugoslav state secretary for defense. It has been suggested that he was sent out of the country so that his dismissal could be engineered in his absence. But the visit had been long scheduled. It was announced officially in Moscow on Sept, 23. On Oct. 7, Khrushchev gave a three-hour and twenty-minute interview to James Restcm, chief of the Washington bureau of the New York Times, who was -then visiting Russia. At the very end of the interview Khrushchev himself disclosed that the Soviet government had sought an invitation for Zhukov to visit and East Broadway, from 10 a.m. the United States but had been until 4 p.m. Wednesday. rebuffed. Ask 20 Acres For Use as Golf Range The JBoard of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Nov. 18 to decide whether a 20 acre Met of land one mile north of the city on Highway 17 shall be granted "conditional use" for a new golf-driving range. v A petition submitted by Dick Nethercutt and Robert Wolfe, who plan-to build the range, was approved last night by the city planning commission, subject to the approval at the public meeting on Nov. IB, to be held at 8 p.m. in council chambers at the city building. Building Commissioner Bob Buck today emphasized that the land in question 'would definitely not be rezoned but would only be granted use as a golf range, subject to conditions imposed by the board. The • proposed driving range is designed to be 417 feet wide and H33 feet deep. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon viet sa t e mte launchings seem to 3. Johnson and Sen. Styles : bear out Russian -claims of pos- Bridges (N.H.), ranking GOPisessing an intercontinental ballis- member of the committee, was, tic missile, how far a preliminary investiga-j cabinet Meets Today tion already started by the Sen-j ate Preparedness Subcommittee personnel properly. The administration has not ventured any new public assessments despite fears raised by Democratic congressmen that the two So- and functions of an animal inside j Kloenne slreet sou(h of Culbertson President Eisenhower, who has should be broadened. Johnson, chairman of the Pre- Says 3rd Stage Rocket to Crash been in contact with top advisers I since Sputnik I went up Oct. 4, held the first of two cabinet meetings today to map next year's legislative campaign. White House aides said the missile question would not be considered but it was still expected to overshadow (UP)-The consideration military ass. third-stage rocket of Russia's first] There were these other develop- space satellite will crash .to earth ;ments: the rocket, Stanyukovich replied: Rotation Slow At First "No. This rotation, particularly in the first ten days of the Sputnik, while the animal is still alive. is so small that it will be of no significance. It can, of course have no influence upon its functions." This was taken as an indication the dog Laika, a veteran of space experiments, would die aboard the satellite. Previously there had been hints the animal and perhaps the satellite might be returned to earth with the dog still living. The scientific team handling Sputnik H reported earlier that the dog in the satellite was still alive i $53,620 in its specially equipped hermeti-' — '- cally sealed cabin. The reports came from data on heartbeats and blood pressure" radioed to earth. Stanyukovich was one of a number of Soviet scientists speaking bpttl^C aciLGtmc win ^iwu'i ••*• —....- i tj^t. "• t Dec 11, Smithsonian Astrophysical —Defense officials were keeping * over Radio Mosco-.r on tecnnical because traffic had increased to Fairview park. A request was made to council for a street light on McCarthy street. It was noted that speeding had increased on Biddle street since its resurfacing. It was also noted there was a hole in Pleasant Hill street. Councilman Ray Cox mentioned that Leo Baumann, who had been named to the school board as a representative of the west side, had moved from the first ward to the fifth ward. Believe Karr Beat Of Dog Recorded MILWAUKEE (UP) — A Milwaukee radio-TV station said it may have picked up the heart beat of the Husky dog spinning around the world in Sputnik II. Phillip B. Laeser, manager of AM and TV engineering of WTMJ and WTMJ-TV, operated by The Milwaukee Journal, said Monday night the station has monitored not only the regular "dah, dit, dah, dit," of the Russian satellite, but another sound "like a metronome." The second sound, with about 116 counts to the minute, was not regular enough to be fechanically keyed, Laeser said. Eugene Matel, director of the Milwaukee Humane Society, said a dog's normal heartbeat of 92 to 100 counts a minute would be accelerated by confinement and the continuous sensation of falling. Bulletin WASHINGTON (UP)-Gov. Goodwin J. Knight of California formally announced today that after "long and careful consideration" he has decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Observatory predicted today. ' an eye on a threatened strike that The director of the observatory could shut down the vital Cape also said Sputnik II, the dog-carry- Canaveral, Fla., missile f ir.i ng ing satellite, may be 'visible in parts of' the United States Wednes day and Thursday mornings rang. Monday the airlines division of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks The prediction of the first rock- authorized the calling of a strike operations of the second satellite. NEW BORN VOLCANO HORTA, Faial Island, Azores (UP) _ A new islet was rising from the surface of the sea today amidst volcanic explosions — less Approve U.S. Funds for Galveston Sewage Plan el's fall came in a telegram to by 600 workers, some of whom are than a,week after another disap- Smithsonian from Dr. Leland E. employed at the range,- peared. The Faial underwater vol- Cunningham director of the com- —Scientists kept a close watch cano has gone into'renewed activ- putation division at the University I to see if there was any sign Rus- ity and has hurled ash and molten — ' ;sia had launched an unmanned ! rock High into the air. In nearly rocket at the moon as part of a month of earlier activity, the - • volcano built a new islet -which last week sank into the sea and of California. Smithsonian officials said it confirmed a prediction made .by Smithsonian Director Dr. Fred Whipple several weeks ago. Thursday's 40th anniversary celebration, of the Bolshevik revolution. disappeared. Th-e use of federal funds for a I sewage treatment project at Galveston was approved Monday by the Indiana Stream Pollution Control Board. The town will receive $53,620 from a fund authorized by Congress bo expedite such programs. Raymond Atfebury, a member of t'ne Galveston town board, said the funds were applied for about two years ago, when the sewage treatment program there was first started. H* said he has not been officially informed of the state's approval. The money will be used to continue the project, which is designed to prevent the pollution of streams in the area. Galveston was on of six cities and towns which were chosen from among 26 applications for federal aid. Others are New Albany, Evansville, Petersburg, Vincennes and Paoli. Eleven Indiana ci'ies received funds for similar projects during the 1066-57 fiscal year.

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