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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA: Fair.and a little cooler tonight. Tuesday fair and warmer. Low tonight 53 to 58 north, 58 to 63 south. Temperature 12 noon 62 degrees. High Tuesday 80 to 85. Sunset 8:17 p.m. sunrise Tuesday 5:18 a.m. TfOUR HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All D«p9rtmeHtfl . Pfccme 4141 LOGANSPOBT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING; JUNE 24, 1957 ••ill-Limed United fnn Wtr*» a*r «id night Price Per Copy, Seven Cento BIG A-BLAST ROCKS NEVADA PUERTO RICAN EDUCATOR HERE n I T I J Clean Bomb Is Perfected Scientists Inform President U.S. Able to Produce Nuclear Bomb Almost Free of Kadioactive Fallout. WASHINGTON (UP)— Three top nuclear scientists told President Eisenhower today that the United! plates now is able to produce a nuclear bomb almost free of radioactive fallout. The scientists, accompanied by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss at a White House conference, declined to say whether such a weapon is now in production or whether future testing will be needed to perfect the "clean" bomb. REMOVE FURNISHINGS FROM CIRCUIT COURT ROOM Employes of the William P. Loner and Sons contracting firm arc shown above removing tlie spectators' seats from the Cass circuit court room Monday as the remodeling program began. The railings nV7u^ther U publicl^than- i> to"say! w ' > ' c ' 1 wcrc ' orn out previously can be seen against the wall at the extreme right. The dark section of The YWCA scrapbook proves io be new and Interesting to Miss Euterpe Sylvain Charles, right, a native o( San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Mrs. Minnie Wright, YWCA housemother, explains (lie clippings to her guest. Miss Charles is affiliated with me Department of Education In San Juan, and is In this city visiting friends and studying professional and social practices In this area. At the present lime she in staying at the local YWCA. The elementary school teacher, who has jusf completed her 20th year as a teacher, has visited the United States three times, but this is her first visit to Indiana. She Is a fourth grade teacher at Santurce, Puerto. Rico. they told the President that "considerable further progress" has been achieved in getting a "clean" | bomb since Eisenhower's statement earlier this- month that 90 per cent of radioactive fallout had been eliminated in the latest U.S. bombs. Dr. Ernest 0. Lawrence added that the nine-tenths clean statement is now "highly conservative." Lawrence, Dr. Mark M. Mills and Dr. Edward Te'.ler, all from the University of California radiation laboratory, were the three scientists who conferred" with toe President and Strauss this morn- Last week she attended the Indiana Pharmaceutical Association ring for 40 minutes. convention in French Lick as the guest of B. li. Grubb, a pharmacist! Strauss said the scientists were at the Logansport Stale hospital, whom she had met in February when|here last week to testify before Mr. Grubb addressed Hie Schoul of Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico. Miss Charles received a B. A. degree from the University of Puerto Rico, with an English major, and recently completed post graduate work In the School of Administration and Supervision at the University. She plans to visit Indiana and Purdue Universities during her month's stay In this city. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) 19 MIG's Fly Over Korean Truce Sector Soviet Fighter Planes Sighted Over Village of Chor- won 50 Miles From Seoul SEOUL, Korea (UP) — Nineteen Communist MIG jot fighters invaded the air over the central area of the demilitarized Korean truce zone today, a Republic of Korea Defense Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman. Vice Minister Kim Chong Kap, said, however, that it was not established whelher the MIG-s, in four different waves, crossed over the zone into air south of Ihe truce line. Leaping Bass Knocks His Dog Out of Boat MONTK'JELLO, in<i. IUP> — Jim Simons, a Monticello fisherman, is telling friends a story about a small-mouth bass whicb he said leaped Into a boat in Lake Freeman and flipped Simons' little dog Skippy Into the water. Simons said the three-pound fish struck the dog in midriff, lie said that despite a bandaged hand he rescued the foundering dog, kept the flopping fish from leaping back Into the lake, and made it to shore. the Joint Atomic Congressional Committee and to confer with the the wall between the windows behind the three workmen, Merrill Gaby, Bill Hope and Al Schlaug, marks the'approximate location where a new wall will be built dividing the old court room. The judge's chamber will be in the corner of the room in the background. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Two Airplane Crashes Take Seventeen Lives Ground Control iBlock Left on Tail Assembly Causes Fatal Plunge of Airliner. AEC's division of mililary appro-, unhurt in By UNITED PRESS An airliner crashed with a heavy loss of life at Port Hardy, B.C., Sunday, but another liner made an emergency belly landing at Minneapolis without a scratch to its passengers or crew. At least 17 persons were killed in two plane wrecks Sunday. Nineteen other persons escaped priations. They stayed here to report to Eisenhower, Lawrence said they brought the President "up to date in the lalest developments toward clean nuclear weapons to solve the fall-out problem." Lawrence said Jie wanted to emphasize that there is no "significant" fallout problem because of nuclear tests to dale. He said the fallout dangers from the testing have been negligible "com] pared with the fallout we have ex- I perienced from the sun since the beginning of time." But he said the danger of 'fallout n event of a "great war" wouM N >e another mailer. Harold Hunt Found Dead Final rites for Harold C. Hunt, 64, of route 14, Indianapolis, who The MIGs, according lo a ROK' came j lere t wo weeks ago to as- inlelliqence source here, appeared j sist in managln g the Logansporl over the villages of Chorwon and| Kumhwa about 50 miles northeast of Seoul. Kim quoled a ROK army report saying thai the MIGs were definitely spoiled over the demililarized zone. Bui he added that the villages themselves were right at the truce line and it was therefore problematical whether the Soviet built fighters actually crossed the line. The spokesman said it was the (irst time ROK troops had seen such a large number of MIGs. He said the Red flighl was "significant because it occurred on the eve of the 7th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Golf Course "Joyride" Causes Death of Girl PEORIA, 111. (UP)—Mary Shep- ke, 15, Peoria, died early today at after sne was crilicaliy injured when she and j two' teen-age companions were "joyriding" around a local golf course. Aulhoritics said Ihe car, driven by Donald Aldraf, 17, also of Peoria, rammed into a "bunker" near the 12t,h hole of Ihe Madison golf course south of here. Country Club were held at I p.m. Monday at the Kroeger funeral, home. He was found dead in bed Saturday evening at 719 East Market street, where he was rooming. Dr. M. B. Stewart, county coroner, said death apparently due to a heart attack occurred about 4 a.m. that day. The deceased was found when Louie Quarandillo, country club golf pro, called to find why Hunt had not been at work Saturday. Hunt had managed clubs at Indianapolis, Kokomo and Wabash in the past. Born Feb. 18, 1893, at Jamestown, N. Y., he is survived by his wife, Gertrude. A veteran ol World War I, he was a member of the Wabash American Legion post.' Burial was made in Legion Cir-, in- Mount Hope cemetery. Begin Repair Of Sidewalk The sidewalk repair project in :he downtown area of Logansport jegan Monday morning, but rain interrupted the work. Dean Musselman, who has the contract from the city, started ;earing out the old walks on the east side of Fourth streel and soulh of Ihe alley between Norlh street and Broadway. , Under the Agreement negotialed with the property owners, the city bears one-third of the sidewalk replacement costs and the owner rays two-thirds. Only those walking areas which require renovation are included in She program to spruce up the business 'district. Army Reduces August Draft Call to 11,000 WASHINGTON (UP) - The Defense Department loday cut ils Army draft call far August to 11,000 men—2,000 less than in the four preceding months. The department said the lower draft call was made possible by increased enlistments and reenlist- menls. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force do not intend to make draft calls through selective serv- ic« during August. To get buyers fast, order Classified Ads PHONE 4141 ID Freshman Drowns In Lake in Illinois • ROBINSON, 111. (UP)—A University of Indiana freshman drowned Sunday in a private lake near here. > Authorities said Phoebe Coili- flower, 18, Hutsonville, 111., went under while swimming from tho bank to a raft at the Dr. G.F. Schmidt Jr., Lake four miles west of here. Two women companions tried in vain to save the girl who was said to be a good swimmer. It was Crawford County's first drowning of the year. and today. j ancljngs Sunday 20, both of Pekin, and Willard Bates, 30, of Washington, 111. ' Seven passengers and three crewmembers escaped injury today when a .crippled North Ceni tral Airlines DC3 made a safe i wheels-up landing at Wold-Chamberlain International Airport in Minneapolis.. ' The craft, pilote'd by Orlin T. Gudim, 34, a World . War H Air Force veteran, touched down at Wold - Chamberlain International Airport after circling Hie field to his_ chambers and the jury room. use up ils gasoline supply. The plane's right front 'wheel !was .damaged when the landing At Port Hardy, 14 persons were killed when a pacific Western Airlines DCS crashed shortly after take-off. Only four persons survived the flaming crash. Among the survivors was stewardess Pat Wilson, 23, Vancouver, who helped comfort the injured and dying despite her own severe injuries. Both the pilot and copilot were killed. The crash was blamed on a ground control block which appear- enlly was left on the plane's tail assembly by the ground crew. Three Illinois men were killed' emergency landing in Lake Sunday when their light plane jCharr.plain near'Ethan Allen. Air Remodeling of Circuit Court Room Begins Old Furniture and Fixtures Damages Control House Fourteen Miles Away Witnesses 45 Miles From Blast- Scene Momentarily Blinded by Flash; Explosion Heard in Reno, a Distance of 300 Miles. PEAK, South Wins Skirmish On /»• •! |V I * Civil Rights ATOP ANGELS' PEAK, Nev (UP)—The Atomic Energy Commission unleashed the fifth and heftiest atomic explosion of its 1957 experiments today—a blast sc powerful it ripped off a door an<i cracked (he concrete wall of th« control blockhouse 14 miles away The AEC said no one was hurl in the control point. Its mighty flash shamed lh« . post-dawn daylight and momentari. Dixie Senators Leaves Bill'ly blinded unguarded witnesses « Aside Temporarily to Con-1 miles distant. Its sound wave sidcr -Anti-trust Legisla- bounced off a stratosphere layer and was heard in Reno, Nev., 30C miles away. The detonation was set up ai lion By UNITED PRESS Southern senators fighting President Eisenhower's civil rights bill the first major test, in the scheduled 20-shot series, of a totally new approach to civilian underground won a minor victory today. [shelters. The Judiciary Committee, on a j In addition to testing the survival 7-5 vote, laid the bill aside tern-' *^^, l , erislics <* ™ K ™ «*<*OM , ' ., ,, , , . ,r>eneaf:h concrete domes, experi- poranly to consider antitrust logis- j ments we , c conducted to determine lation for the moat packing indus-;' the most suitable radiation-protec- ' try A majority of the Senate voted last week to bypass the Judiciary Committee and put a similar House-approved civil rights bill directly on the Sonata calendar tor- early consideration. "" live clothing for soldiers and civilians and the effects of radiation fallout on foodstuff. Interior doors at the control point swung freely in the earth, quakelike shock wave, the AEC reported. 30.000 Tons of TNT _ , „ ,, . Tll e entry-way door went flying But Southerners are pressing off ils , lingcs and a four . foot f on jj m runmure mm natures their cam P a 'S n dolav or block ! crack split the Ulick concrete waU Heine Removed Bv Em- committee approval of the Presi- ; near the damaged door. The dam- ucm;, rvcmovca oy L>m-\ -.,,,,,,,,11 Thm, fnni u, n ;r age showed m-omcnu nfim- ihn ploycs, of Loner Contracting Firm ••Employes of the contracting firm of William P. Loner and Sons Friday began the work of remodeling the Cass circuit court room, while Clifford 0, W;ld- continued to conduct the regular court business In gear struck a truck as the plane came in low for a lanling at Grand Forks, N.D., about two hours earlier. The airliner was ordered lo return to 'Minneapolis where better emergency facilities were available. Nine Navy men escaped unhurt Sunday .when their twin - engined Despite the noise and confusion caused by the remodeling work, several civil cases and several probate matters were . disposed of Monday morning in addition to a hearing on a "runaway pappy" case and a criminal case. All of the seats and other furniture in the circuit court room were removed Monday morning, the railings were removed and the jury box was torn out preparatory |denl's proposal. They feel their case will be stronger when the House bill conies up for debate if it can be argued that the Senate docs not have the Judiciary Committee's recommendation. Chairman Meade Alcorn of the Republican National Commitlee charged that six Democrats who voted against by-passing the Judiciary Committee "sold out" lo the Southerners in relurn for Ihclr sup- Neptune patrol bomber made an! to the complete rearrangement of crashed on a farm near Hardinsburg, Ky. The plane, en route to Pekin, 111., also plunged to earth shortly after takeoff. Killed were Harold E. Saylor, 46, and Richard Franklin Lippert, Force Base, Vt. The pilot, Richard Schwaller, 28, G-rosse Isle, Mich,, ditched the plane on a sandbar covered with 18 feet of water when the craft developed engine trouble. Four Persons Drowned In Minnesota Floods North Dakota and Oklahoma Also Battle High Waters; Families Flee Floodwaters. By UNITED PRESS Floodwaters inundated rich cropland and drove families from their homes in Minnesota today, and new floods plagued North Dakota snd Oklahoma. Four persons drowned Sunday, two of them in a rescue attempt, when their boats overturned on a flood-swollen tributary of the Mississippi .River southeast of Hastings, Minn. , • ' Dead were two teen-aged boy, Anton Lynn and Wayne Fren- drich, and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lovejoy, v about 40, 'all of near Hastings. A third teenager, Joanette Kaiser, Hastings, swam to safety with the aid- of a life jacket. Authorities said the .youths' boat overturned and witnesses called for help. The Lovejoys wenl lo the aid of the youths, and their boat tipped over in the rescue attempt. The worst flooding occurred 'along the Minnesota and Crow Rivers, which drain into the Mississippi. The Mississippi -was expected to crest at IS'/i feet, 8 j than an inch of precipitation. inches above flood stage, at .St. Paul by Wednesday. About 25 families were forced to flee, their homes along the Crow, which discharges' into the the court room. The now court room will be considerably smaller than Ihe old one, with all of the spectators' section of the old court room to be walled off for use as a court library and tlie new judge's chamber. The judge's chamber will be located in the northwest corner of the old court room. • The new court room will have the smaller spectators' section in the southeast part of the old court room, where the jury box formerly was located, and Ihe new jury box will be near the door leading from the court room into the jury room. The judge's bench will be located on the North street side of the court room. Contracts for remodeling of the 680.92 exclusive of the furniture. Gas Company Gives $2,000 A $2,000 pledge lo the Memorial hospital building fund, offered by Mississippi near Daylon, Minn.' ' C(>m \ room ' ! ct . recently by the Farmers along the flooded Min- c ™ n . tv commissioners, total $22,- nssota suffered disastrous washouts similar to- those which occurred in 1951 and 1*52. The river, normally only 200 feet wide, was swolltn to nearly a mile at some points. ' The Knife and Canr.onball rivers in North Dakota also left 'their banks and swept over thousands of acres of farmland.' Elswhere, hot, humid weather- clung to the East, but relief was promised in the form of a cool air mass thai pushed as far soulh as northern Texas and east to the mid-Missisippi . Valley and the upper Great Lake. The advance of the cooler air produced scattered severe thun- dershowprs, with the heaviest rainfall reported at Nashville, Tenn,; which was hit by more age showed momunls after the secret atomic device exploded at 8:30 a.m. c.d.t. from a platform suspended beneath a captive balloon 700 feet above the floor of the Nevada proving grounds. The size of the fireball and tlie resulting above-nominal size mushroom cloud betokened the series' sion. II was estimated roughly to be equjvalent of 30,000 tons of TNT or more. That i.s 10,000 more tons , i , i . • .1 |-'"'"'i.i*nui/jo j.u, VA/I/ jjiui v ix j US port last week in approving the O f TNT kick than (.he Hiroshima- Hells Canyon dam. Alcorn named them as Sens. John F. Kennedy (Mass.), Warren C. Magnuson (Wash.), and Joseph C. O'Mahoney (Wyo.). Mansfield denied the charge, saying there was "no deal of any kind, sort or nature and there, were no trades on the part of any st ' ed doo l' s - Nagasaki bombs. Spread beneath tlie balloon at varying distances were shelters that looked like a colony of Riant trap • door spider homes. These wcrc thick concrete dome structures in which humans are intended to enter and exit via pop-up Democrat wiili any other Democrat for votes." Other congressional news: Filibusters: Sen. Irving M. Ivcs rent scries. (R-N.Y.) urged a Senate Rules' subcommittee to approve legislation to curb filibusters. He favored a bill to shut off debate on the voles of 49 or more senators ralhor lhan K4 as now required-by Senale rules. Military 'Runways: John M. Ferry of the All' Force told a House Armed Services subcommittee an A totfil of nearly 1,000 military observers occupied trendies 5Vi miles from ground zero, the first use of troops close up in the cur- on the £Lsphall-vs-conercle controversy. Baseball: James V. Prcndcrgasl, a Buffalo, N.Y., beer salesman and a former minor league pitcher, told a House Monopoly subcommittee lie was suspended from organized baseball for refusing to accept a pay cut. He said club owners are "brutal" in their treatment of players, in the minor leagues particularly. Tax Cut: The President and general manager Fred Hiiuss for' Sccretlu 'y of lhe Treasury George Kicks Up Much Dust However, troops have been u.se<f in tests during previous years. They have been .stationed up to 1 1-5 miles from ground zero, although undergoing less powerful blasts. Mililary items for'testing included field fortifications, fox holes and gun_ emplacemenls and battlefield "alarming number" of failures in equipment in addition to various runway paving has plagued the Air- typcs of Protective wear for tbtt Force in recent years. He said' soWler ° r tllc atomic age. "many more" of the failures have! From Angels' Peak, the blast sp- occurred in asphalt lhan in con-j pearGd to devastate the ground be- crete runways. Ho was the first ' ', ll ' Wilhin a fracl - ion of a witness at resumption of hearings s i: c ° nd tn .° c " Ure I0 -™ 1<! wi(J c area the Northern Indiana Public Service company, was announced Monday morning by hospital Ad- ministralor Howard H. Jones. This latest pledge brings the fund to $364,1104.90. The goal is $400,000. Fund campaign leaders remind members' of the community that donations are still being accepted at both local banks and at the hospital. Traffic Crashes Kill Fourteen By UNITED PRESS Indiana's 1957 traffic death toll was increased by at least 14 during the weekend in one of the bloodiest 54-hour periods 6'n Hoosier highways and streels this year. Two persons were killed Sunday In a head-one collision north of. Fort Wayne and eight others, were killed in Salurday night wrecks, including Ihe worst single accident which claimed the lives of four persons. The latest victims were Clar- Three others .were injured, one critically, when the Snyder car crashed head-on into - an auto driven by Herbert L. Hiibert, 42, Fort Wayne, on U.S. 27 north of fourth person, Elsie Pickard, 63, Muncie, died Sunday from injuries sustained in the mishap. Five other persons.were injured. Other Saturday night traffic vie- Forl Wayne! Zora Grady, 73, | times were Jacob Schmilt, 13, ence Bryant Snyder, 65,. Indian- , _., , apolis, and his wife, Goldie, 69.1 and Georg« Cecil, 7, Muncie. A Darlington, was described • in "critical" condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Hiibert and his wife, Marie, 46,- also were hospitalized. Three persons were killed outright Saturday night in a two-car head-on collision on. U.S. 52 west of Brookville. The victims were Christine' Johnson, 24, Muncie; John Garland Clark, 20, Franklin; Tipton; his brother Frederick, 18; Walter. C, Ruble, 43, Winchester, and'Joseph-Jurkowitz, 20, Harrison. Slate Police said the Schmitls were killed when a pickup truck in which, they were riding turned over while' speeding on a county road. northwest of Tipton. Ruble was killed when he los't control of his car while coming out of a cum three mites north of Winchester. The auto skidded 300 feet and smashed into a tree. Ruble was thrown from Ihe car and his head hit the tree. The car slid another 75 feet before stopping. Jurkowitz died enroutc to Mercy Hospital at-Hamilton,. Ohio, after being involved 'in a two-car collision on Ind. 46, three miles west of St. Leon. Killed in other weekend accidents were Orville S. Wralton, 42, Washington, Ind.; Raymond Lee Jr., 29, Jasonville; John F. Hayes, M. Humphrey lold the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee that a general pay raise for government workers would delay the lime when everyone can gel a lax cul. The admir.islralion opposes pay bills which have been approved by a Senate suhcommil- lee. • Information: Chairman John E. Moss (D-Calif.) of Ihe House Government Information Subcommittee wanls to see proof thai American newsmen have stolen government secrets as implied by the Commission on Government security. Moss said Ihe commission's roport Saturday was "a/i extreme blanket indictment of the American press." He asked the commission to back up its charge that the press ha.s been guilty of "the frequent unauthorized disclosure ... of classified information affecting national securlly." Communists: The Senale Internal Security Subcommittee has warned that the U.S. Communist Party still remains "a disciplined mittee said U. S. Communists were trying lo "hoodwink" the Amcri can people into thinking it was 20, Campbellsburg; and Davldjnot stiH subservient to the Kcem of Frenchman's Flat was oblltcr. aled by dust. But the AEC said the fireball Jid not touch the ground, Uiereby lesseninKjthe burden of radioactive dust picked up by the cloud. II' was another nuclear "first" for ' Uial Frenchman's Flat site, where four years ago the world's first atomic artillery shell waa fired. For the first lime various types of protective clothing — their compositions still a military secret- were wrapped around pigs used as "sland-ins" [or humans to find out the best metlsods of protecting troops from flash burns and radiation. Another first was the use of the concrete dome shelters, one type designed to provide underground protection tor individual homeowners and another, larger structure lo give shelter to masses of humans in congested areas. The flash was seen as brilliantly white in downtown Las Vegas, obliterating momentarily the rising sun as the bias', was touched off at 8:30 a.m. c.d.l. Seconds afler the detonation, the characteristic mushroom cloud arose from the site, ils slem absolutely perpendicular in the windless morning on the deserl. The mushroom was twice the size of earlier, .smaller detonations. Oral Ritchie Jr., 16, Peru.. llin. Duster Pilot Unhurt In Crash PLYMOUTH (UP) - James A. Putney, 20, Bangor, Mich., escaped injury Saturday when his crop-dusting plane crashed in a field near Plymouth airport. Putney crashed on a takeoff as he flew with 400 pounds of chemical dust to apply to a blueberry plantation near Lapaz. The plan* damaged badly.

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