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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 21, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA: Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight and Saturday with scattered showers. Temperature 12 noon 82 degrees. Low tonight in the 60s. High Saturday in the 90s. Sunset 8:16 p.m., sunrise Saturday 5:17 a.m. LOGANSPORT * 5TCKJR HOME TOWN TSTEVSTSiPAPER NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Pounded 1844— Foir All Departments Phone 4M1 LOGANSPOKT, INDIANA, FEIDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1957. United Pre*« Wlrm Price Per Copy, Seven Cents TORNADO orean Armistice Terms Nullified£± New Weapons ' Ordered lor U,N. Forces Will Modernize Defense Armament in View of Repeated Violations of Truce By Communists WASHINGTON (UP)—The Unit- el States and ils allies today nullified' the 1953 Korean Armistice agreement. They said they would move immediately to counter an "enormous" Red buildup in North Korea. Assistant Defense Secretary Murray Snyder said powerful new jet bombers and fighters already had been alerted to go to South Korea. He said tanks and other modern equipment also will be sent to the two U. S. divisions guarding the armistice line. The weapons will go only to U. S. forces at first but officials said consideration also is being given to re-equipping South Korean forces. Neither the U. S. nor South Korean forces will get any atomic weapons or guided missiles for the present at least. The Defense Department said the action was "necessitated by. the flagrant and long-continued I disregard by the Communist side of its obligations" under the 4- year-old armistice agreement. U. N. military intelligence has reported that the Reds have introduced atomic weapons into North Korea, built more than 20 airfields capable of handling jet bombers, created a 770-plane air 01* For your otter from interested prospects. Phone a Classified Ad to PHONE 4141 Farmers Favor Wheat Quotas But Vote Low 326 Out of' 2,482 Eligible Farmers in ^ix "Counties Vote; Farmers Believed Too Busy in Fields Wheat farmers in this six-county area favored the fixing of marketing quotas in a referendum Thursday, but the number of farmers voting was unusually low. The total six-county vote was 262 for and 64 against. Those counties include White, Carroll, Pulaski, Fulton, Miami, and Cass. There were 2,482 farmers eligi- Counsel for Girard Asks For Release Appeal to Supreme Court to Free Young Soldier From Army Confinement WASHINGTON (UP)—Attorneys for GI William S, Girard appealed today to the Supreme Court to free the young soldier from Army confinement. • The last-minute appeal was, in effect, .a counter-suit against the government's attempt to have the high court reverse Tuesday's District Court order barring Girard's trial by Japan on a manslaughter 1 charge. Girard fatally shot a Japanese woman scavenging shell casings on an Army firing range in Japan. Supreme Court justices were to confer privately today on whether to consider the government's appeal before their scheduled adjournment next Monday. The government labeled District Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy's ruling "dearly wrong." It urged the high court to act speedily to untangle the diplomatic snarl it caused. Girard's Lawyers filed this morning a plea for a Supreme Court writ of habeas corpus. They argued that he should not be detained longer in an Army stockade in ! Japan because he has not been charged by the U.S. government with any crime. Give Same Arguments McGarraghy rejected their earli- COME ON IN—THE WATER'S FINE" Tornado Which Roared Through 100 Square Blocks of North Dakota City Destroys or Damages About 750 Homes; Woman Killed in South Dakota. lost a Senate battle over civil rights. | j Asked about the Senate action, which means the Eastland com- recrcation worker, Gone Harkins, who looks on. The turnout at the Southsidc park was reported as.mitlee can no longer keep the pro- much larger than at 19th and Woortlawn avenue recreation center and the response led lo hopes that thc-gram from getting before the FARGO, N.D. (UP) — The toll of death from Thursday night's tornado climbed to two figures today and damage estimates mounted by the millions of. dollars. The discovery of a child's body in the ruins of a shattered home— the seventh youngster killed by the "huge, black arm" of tornadic wind which ravaged this city- brought the deaths to 10. Another 105 persons were injured. Nearly 200 miles to the south and west, a tornado killed a woman in South Daakota, bringing the total to 11 for the two neighbor states. Insurance adjusters mad<? hasty estimates of the loss amid the splintered wood, crumpled brickwork, dangling power lines and rights program. I shattered automobiles, ar.d said The Senate Thursday night | the loss would be somewhere be- voted, 45-39, :o bypass its Judiciary tween 7 million and 10 million dol- Commitlee, headed by James 0. -ars. They believed about 750 Sastland (D-MissJ, and put the : homes were hit. House-approved civil rights bill on | Authorities sought to contact the the Senate calendar. It was the > dead children's father, Gerald first time southern Democrats had Munson, who was out of town and Truman Also n i /** "i Backs Civil Rights Bill Former President Joins With White House in Urging Senate Passage of Measure By UNl'i'ED PRESS The White House and one of ils former occupants, Harry S. Truman, plugged today for Senate passage of the Eisenhower civil Youngsters at Fail-view park frolic in the spray from a fire hydrant opened Thursday by a summer hydrant sessions will be continued in various location throughout the city during the hot weather. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) force and increased their ground jble to vote but'only 326 did. Offi-| er appeal for a writ of habeas forces from 287,000 to 392,000 men. cials were generally of the opinion I corpus which would have brought -l.- - - - * ' _:the soldier home for a Federal The U.N. Command later issued a special 'memorandum in Tokyo saying it decided to abrogate the "status quo" provision of the armistice agreement because it had to "meet the strength of the aggressor with equal strength." . "There is no law, human or divine, which obligates .the United Nations Command to stand empty handed, bereft of modern weapons, and invite suicide" while the Communists continued their'own mil-' j.^?'*"' itary buildup, it said. ^'i!f „!; Annual Cass Review Board Hearings Set Members to Hear Complaints During Coming Week in that the low vote was because the] farmers were late getting into the fields and were now too busy cultivating crops. Breakdown of the vole by county showed: White—42 for, 13 against, 532 eligible. Three polling places, Chalmers—21 for, 3 against; Monticello, 12 for, 5 against; Wolcott, 5 for, 4 against. Carroll—67 for,' 13 against, 448. ligible. Four polling-places, Delphi post office, 18, 5;. Camden school, B, 4; Flora community building, 9, 3; Yeoman, 25, 1. Pulaski—49 for, 17 against, 477 eligible. Two polling places, Winamac, 35, 10; Francesville library, 14, 7. Fulton^ta, 15, 296 eligible. Two soiling places, Rochester National Bank, 20,. 13; Kewanna library, 22, Miami—31 for 7 against 337 eli-i Uonality of the U.S.-Japan status gible, Two polling places, Denver! 0 ? forces agreement, governing Assessor's Office The schedule of hearings to be conducted during the coming week by the Cass county tax review board for persons who have any complaints or assessment problems was announced Friday by County Assessor J. Stewart Buchanan, ex- officio chairman of the board. The hearings will be held, in the county assessor's office. Taxpayers of Adams, Boone, Bethlehem, Clay, Clinton, Harrison, Noble, and Eel township outside Logansport may appear before the board on Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday is being set aside for Logansport taxpayers, while all taxpayers in the townships south of the river may appear before the board on Thursday or Friday. Taxpayers who have some complaint to make should do so at the lime set instead of waiting until tax paying time, when it is too late to adjust any inequities, Assessor Buchanan pointed out. Members r>f the board in addition to Buchanan are Orville Thompson, Edgar Snider, County Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre, end Kirk Wells representing Coun- ly Auditor Richard Gohl. President Is Host At Third Breakfast WASHINGTON' (UP)-President Eisenhower talked budget, vacation, and even rock 'n' roll at a sociable breakfast with 40 Republican members of the House. It was the President's third such breakfast for GOP legislators. The menu was eggs, bacon, and fishcakes, and coffee, toast and fruit juice. Rep. Ben F. Jensen (Iowa) said the budget talk came up. at his table, one of the four tables around which the President circulated. Jensen said the President "didn't seem too disturbed at what Congress has done in reducing the budget" Court hearing. He said Girard should be tried by an Army court- martial. • The attorneys asked the Supreme Court to con'Sider the same arguments for freeing or returning Girard to this country that they made unsuccessfully to the District "Is a person to be denied a writ Eye Testing Machine to Be Two From Local License Branch to Go to Indianapolis Monday to Learn Details of Program Mrs. Ada Arnold, manager of the local auto license branch, and of habeas corpus although his de-jone of her assistants, Mrs. Haze! tenlion has been found to be unlawful merely because he may possibly again be arrested and detained for other reasons or for a different purpose," the appeal said. It .asked the court to affirm Mc- Garraghy's ruling that Girard cannot be turned over to Japan for trial, but to modify the ruling, by ordering his release from Army custody. The petition said the constitu- community center and Clay township. Cass—31 for, 9 against, 39G eligible. Two polling places, ASC office, 11, 2; Walton library, 8, 2; Lucerne school, 12, 5. Jap Students Stage Protest TOKYO (UP)— Police broke upj a student demonstration outside' the U.S. Embassy today, arresting four of about 200 teenagers who assembled to demand a Japanese trial for Army Specialist III. William S. Girard, of Ottawa, The demonstrators also carried placards accusing the United States of trying to "steal Okinawa" and planning to bring nuclear wea.pons to Japan. There was some scuffling but no major violence when police dispersed the crowd. Five demonstrators were admitted to the embassy, where they gave First Secretary Richard L. Sneider _a p e t i t i o n rights and immunities of U.S. troops based in Japan, "should be settled by this honorable court." It was signed by New York attorneys Earl J.' Carroll and Joseph S. Robinson and Washington attorney Dayton M. Harrington. Change Post Office At Royal Center To Second Class The Royal Center post office, S^±-l^^^!^^=^'of Zech, will go to Indianapolis Monday to learn the procedure to be followed in the state's new driver testing program. Auto license branch managers and supervisors from the entire state will attend the class in which the mechanics of the new eye testing program will be explained. I Logansport is scheduled to receive an eye-testing machine for the beginning of the program Juiy 1. Tests will affect all people over 35 first, with younger groups to be tested later. Persons born before Jan. 1, 1922, who have never taken an examin- tion for a driver's license, and those who have taken only one test will be affected first. Applicants for drivers' licenses must face the machines without glasses, and those who fait to show 20-40 vision or better will be tested with glasses. Those who have 20-50 vision -or worse will be given a restricted permit which will pro- July 1, according to information received by Dick Seward, postmaster. Since the business has been sufficient to qualify for a higher rating for some time, the change was anticipated. It will result in an increase in salary for the postmaster and in additional funds for clerk hire. The Royal Center post office will move from its present location to its new building next door on Saturday, June 29, and will be open for business in the new locatiop Monday, July 1. However, the new fix-tures will not arive until the second week in August. Meanwhile, the old fixtures will be used in the new building. with' is 20-20. It is estimated that 14 percent of licensed drivers have faulty vision without realizing the need for correction. The tests will be given at the time when the individual license renewal date comes up. The test will determine the ability of the driver to see at a distance, color blindness, and- side vision. Another test will be given to determine whether the driver knows the rules of the road. Bulletins WASHINGTON (UP) — The House today overwhelmingly approved ail'ministrallon plans to scH farm surpluses to Communist Poland for Polish currency. WASHINGTON CUP) — 'The United States today "categorically" rejected Hungarian charges that the American »ir attache in Budapest engaged in "improper conduct." Predict More Hot Weather For Hoosiers Stale Outlook for Saturday Is "Warm and Humid" By UNITED PRESS Spring's last serving of pleasant temperatures was dished out to Hoosiers today amid forecasts of warmer and more humid condi- City Completes Purchase of Airport Land Transfer' of Deed for 72.65 chamber for debate, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said: "It's our bill. We sincerely hope apparently unaware of the tragedy. Only the mother and one child of the family of nine survived the disaster. Both the mother and her young son, Rickey, were hospitalized. The dead children were identified as Mary Beth Munson, 18 months; Lois Ann, 2V Z ; Jeanette, that there will be action on thei 5 ' Bradley, 10; Darwin, 12, and bill at this session.' The Senate action improved the chances that the administration Phyllis, 36.' The mayor ordered the city under martial law today, turning will get its wish, although there is over all law enforcement to five likely to be a long filibuster when National Guard units which were a motion is made in the Senate next month to take up the bill. Meanwhile, Truman, in an appearance on Capitol Hill, endorsed ' the Senate vole. He -said if he had . , .-, , .,,,,' . Acres of Ground in Wash- ; been a senator stil!] ,, e wouM mgton Twp. is Filed | voted with the majority, Other- Payment of the remaining $21,000 i wise ' he sai f"' 7 ne bill would e ! on a $36,000 contract for 72.65 acres of land in Washington Township was. completed Thursday by the city board of aviation commissioners. The property which will be used to construct an airport was obtained by Faye E. Cantley, former local man now of Cleveland, Ohio, in. a transfer of title, filed with Cass County Recorder Stewart Gordon. A $15,000 down payment had been made with Cantley several months ago. The 72;65 acres, never come out of committee. Other .congressional news: Gifts: Truman said he is turning over to the government $250,- rushed here to prevent looting and aid in the mammoth cleanup job. The twister smashed into Fargo like a "huge black arm," blasting about 100 square blocks of this cHy of 45,000 population. About 250 buildings were destroyed or damaged, many of them in the new Golden Ridge subdivision. Searchers were hampered during f the nigJrt by a power failure as the winds tore down electrical 000 to $500,000 worth of gifts he i lines and knocked out communicm- received while at the White House.' f io««. Volunteers probing the Postal: Assistant Budget Director Robert E. Merriam told the House Post Office Committee the Eisenhower administration opposes a pay boost for postal workers. He said an increase would "add unnecessarily" to inflationary conditions and ils effect on the national tions The handle the proposed airport program, is located three miles south of Logansport, just east of highway 29. Tlie city . of Logansport previ- , ously had allocated $31,500 for this i economy would be "indeed grave." sufficient to We i fare funds: John L. Lewis, mercury dropped to the ' and the amount was low 60s throughout the state early '. matched by the fedora, government this morning, and in the high 50s at some points, a few hours before spring gave way to official summer in Indiana. The mercury was due to crest at a range of 85 to 88 today and 92 to 95 Saturday, but the most significant weather forecast was' that high humidity will return after a three-day holiday. • "Warm and humid" was the to give the aviation board working capital of $03,000. Tom Medland, a member of the president of the United Mine Workers, opposed federal regulation of welfare and pension funds. AFL- Cl'O President George Meany has endorsed such regulation. That, Lewis told a Senate subcommittee, | amounts to "saying to Congress, 'Please — stop us from thieving from our~own members'." Robert C. Tyson of the U.S. Steel Corp. told Ihe same subcommittee he op- outlook for today and Saturday, and lelting bid a ' ctual <. onstruc . and the south portion Sunday. tinn . wn . ll( f b . .,„,....„., abnut two aviation board, said the group poses any further government would confere with the Clyde Will-' regulation of employer-adminis- iams and Associates firm of archi-l tercd funds. He said the "great tects^and airport designers in a-injajorily" of such funds need no "added public supervision." Public Power: The Senate split along party lines in the aftermath of the Idaho Power Company's decision io give up an adminislra- lior-granfed fast lax write-off on bout two weeks and that drawings and specifications may be available in about six weeks. Since an additional three weeks would be needed [or advertising Local Teacher Takes Post at Hagerstown Otto J. Engelmann, 29, who taught at the Longfellow school Examine Workman last year, has accepted the position of principal of the Hagerstown elementary school. He taught the fifth and sixth grades and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Anderson college. Frederick Schultz, Of Star City, Dies Frederick D. Schultz, 36 years old, of route 1, Star City, passed away at 11:50 o'clock Friday morning at Memorial hospital, where he has been a patient since June 19. Hospital authorities report that funeral arrangements are pending. Injured in Fall Cecil Case, residing at 417 Seventeenth street, was taken to St. Joseph's hospital shortly before noon Friday after he sufiered injuries in a fall at the Indiana Rendering company where he is 'employed. Company officials reported that Case slipped on a series of three steps. GASOLINE STOLEN A theft of 10 to 12 gallons ol gasoline from his truck parked in city lot 2 sometime after 1 a.m. was reported Friday by Joseph Rivers, Farmers Vote Wheat Quotas WASHINGTON (UP)—American wheat farmers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of rigid .mar- Thundershowers were due to clear the air in the extreme north tonight and Saturday, but not enough to drop temperatures. More, thundershowers, perhaps scattered over the entire state but not general, were expected Sunday. . The five-day outlook called for temperatures averaging near 5. de-1 Memorial hospital JJu-ector of ion-would be delayed about two it ' proposcd po Wer projec . s IV*F\ o hnlf rr*/l»lthp ll« c-r-iH J _ ' ' _ . and a half months, lie s The board of aviation commissioners consists of Medland, Hal Robb, James Kinnear ar.d Wayne Schaefer. [Hells Canyon. Democrats accused the company of making the gesture to influence congressional voles on a Democratic sponsored bill to authorize a vast public power and Hospital Officials At State Meetings flood control project instead of the I Thursday. private development Republicans! In southwestern Minnesota, keting quotas for their ' crop. grees above normal for the period Saturday through next Wednesday. Normal highs are 80 to 89, normal lows 61 to 71. "Warm Saturday, turning cooler late Sunday or Monday," the outlook said. "Warmer Tuesday and Wednesday." Precipitation was average nearly an Preliminary returns from the 36 commercial wheat states showed today that 83.3 per cent of the farmers voting in the referendum favored rigid quotas. It will be the fifth successive year that marketing quotas and Nurses Miss Alma Lehmann is attending a two-day meeting of the board of directors of the Indiana State'Nurse's Association, which is being held Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Also at the Medical Center are irA^eLttrij 117 aveiijgtr nirutiy an Geocge Murphy, president of the inch in showers over the weekend | Memorial hospital board of trus- and again' about Wednesday. tees, and Howard H. Jones, hos- Orders New Hours For Clerk's Office . The Cass county clerk's office will close at noon on Wednesdays acreage allotments have been in effective the week of June 30 un- effect. •der, an order issued Friday by The returns tabulated by the! Cass Circuit Judge Clifford 0. Agriculture Department showed ] Wild. 143,333 growers favoped quotas | The annual summer vacation of while 28,823 were opposed. The total vote—172,160—was the lowest ever cast in a wheat referendum. The percentage of favpr- able votes compares w'th the 87.4 percentage rolled up for quotas on the 1-957 crop. ] circuit court will begin the same week. Other county offices in the court house have been closing Wednesday afternoons for the past month, but the clerk's office has been kept open while court was in session. pital administrator, who are attending a state-wide meeting of hospital administrators and boards of trustees, which was called by state Board, of Health President Dr. Martha O'Malley. Doctor Recovering From Heart Attack Dr. Charles T. Dutchess, .Galveston physician, who suffered a heart attack in his office Monday afternoon, is reported recovering satisfactorily in the St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo. Dr. Dutchess is expected to be hospitalized a month. debris in foggy weather today said they feared they would find additional bodies in the shattered buildings. Mrs. Munson was hospitalized with shock and was placed under heavy sedation. Injuries to her only surviving child were not immediately determined. Another victim was Don Titgen, about 27. Also killed were an unidentified man in his 50s ar.d a woman about 40 years old. The twister plowed a jagged path through residential districts, causing heaviest damage on the West Side. It swept into the city from the west shortly before 8 p.m. c.s.t. Gov. John Davis ordered a detachment of 200 National Guardsmen from Camp Graft/or., N.D., to Uie city to aid in patrol and cleanup duty. They were aided by nava! and Air Force reservists, members of the Finley Air Force Base in Fargo and state police. Scattered severe storms continued across Minnesota during the morning, dumping nearly an inch of rain at Alexandria, Minn., and up to one-iha-lf inch at Bemidji and Duluth. In Iowa, residents of Sioux City were alerted to the possibility of flooding along the Big Sioux River today or e.irly Saturday. The river crested two feet above flood stage at Akron, north of Sioux City, sharply disagreed and said the vote could now be taken on the basic issue of public vs private power, free of side issues such, as the tax write-off. the Receive July Draft Calls county's draft calls for July have been' received by the local Selective Service board, Mrs. Bernice Hawthorne, clerk of the board, reported Friday. 7'he board has been requested to send four youths to Indianapolis for induction into the armed forces on Tuesday, July 23, and five others for pre-induction physical examination at the same time. The selectees are being ordered to report at the courthouse at 6:15 a.m. on that day. They will go to Indianapolis by special bus, along with selectees from Pulaski and Howard counties. The July calls represent an increase of one for induction and a decrease of six for examination compared with the June calls. Weather .Bureau estimated flood damages at nearly 17 million dollar to crops and property. Heaviest damage was in the Marshall.area where 1,200 homes were flooded and 500 automobiles ruined. Flood damage at Sioux Falls, S.D., was estimated at $1,500,000 by the Weather Bureau, much of It in the business section of the city. Weathermen said floodln? continued along the Kansas River tributaries in eastern Nebraska and eastern Kansas. Youngster Receives Injuries in Tumble Mike Flscel, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fiscel, believes in repeat performances. The boy was injured Thursday when he fell in the yard of his home, R. R. 2, East Clinton street, suffering a fractured right arm. The same arm was fractured in December when Mike took another fall, his mother reported. Taken to St. Joseph's hospital Thursday, Mike was released Friday morning.

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