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Logansport—Partly cloudy, colder tonight. Tuesday generally fair and colder. Sunset 4:25 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 7:03 a.m. High Tuesday near 40. Outlook for Wednesday; Cloudy with rain likely, not so warm but continued above-normal temperatures. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY TrTXJR HQME TOWN NEWSPAPER NOW IN OUR .1.14th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Department* 1'hone 4141 LOGANSPORT. INDIANA. MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1957,, United PrtM Wlcu Price Per Copy, Seven Cents STATE WEEKEND TRAFFIC TOLL STUDY GAITHER Ike, Dulles Report On NATO Tonight WASHINGTON (UP >—President Eisenhower, preparing a radio-TV report to the nation on Allied defense' plans, presided today over a meeting of the National Security Council. It was the council's first meeting since the President returned Call Santa i Tonight! j Dial 4141 Logar.sport area children will have the opportunity tonight to tei: their Christmas gift desires directly to Santa Claus. A special telephone line has been installed between the Logansport Pharos-Tribune and Santa's workshop at the North Pole. Children who believe in the traditional spirit of St. Nicholas are to dial the Pharos - Tribune telephone number — 4141 — and ask for Santa between 6 and 7 o'clock tonight only. Santa, who was contacted at the North Pole early today in a phone line test, said he has scheduled his work today in order to be able to talk with Logansport children tonight. State Acts On Fairview School Land Final state approval for the use of land in Fairview park for a school building was received Monday morning by Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools. The three-acre lot at South Cicott and Taft streets was approved by a state inspector last April, subject to assurance from the local park superintendent that the rest of the park would remain available to the public. The land was given to the school city last year. Sharp said the approval gives the school city permission to build a school for kindergarten children and grades one through nine. Plans already are underway to construct a grade school on the site. If the school board should decide to construct a new junior high from the NATO "summit" conference in Paris. In acidition to discussing the Paris decisions, the meeting was expected to consider parts of the lop-secret Gaither report, which is reported to have drawn a frightening picture of the lag in U.S. military preparedness. Before opening the council meet ing, the President met briefly with Secertary of State John Foster Dulles. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagorty said the President and Dulles discussed plans for their broadcast tonight. The program from the White House is scheduled to telecast live by CBS-TV at 6:30 p. m. tonight. NBS-TV will telecast a film of the report at 10:30 p. m. It will be broadcast at 7:30 p. m. by CBS, NBC and Mutual radio networks. Hagerty said he believed the report would be "informal," with both men speaking only from notes. In his radio-TV talk, the President is expected to stand firmly behind proposals by the NATO conference for disarmament talks with Russia either in a- special 25-nation United Nations committee or a foreign ministers confer- nee. By implication, at least, he is expected to reject Russia's weekend proposals of summit, U.N. and world conference on disarmament and the cold war. Russia apparently has rejected either possibility. But high U.S. officials believe the Soviet Union NATIVITY SCENE AT STATE HOSPITAL Fulton County Men Killed On Highway FULTON—A Fulton county man was injured fatally Sunday night when struck by an automobile as lie was walking on Sta.tn Road 1!4 p near Marsiitown, in Wayne town- j ship. Elza Brauneller, 84, Marshtown, died at 11:30 p. m. Sunday at jWoodlawn hospital. He was hit | at 6 p. m. by a car driven by Rus- seli Poenix, route 2, Kewanna. The victim received a fractured .skull and compound fractures of Superintendent John Soulliworth and Business Manager A. L. Mai nc s (right) view the Nativity scene which has been erected across the driveway from the administration building at the Logansport state hos pital. It Is one of three Nativity scenes on the Longclift grounds, which have been appropriately decorated for the Christmas season. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) 1,083 Gifts For Palienfs 50 Per Cent Above Quota of 700 Cass county contributed 1,083 Christmas gifts for patients at the eventual participation in the. 25- nation U.N. disarmament talks. The United States is standing /irm on dealing through the 25-nation group rather than a special meet- ng of the lull U.N. General Assembly as Russia has counter- proposed. Although this government went hospital I more than 50 percent above its 700 quota, it was revealed Monday by •Mrs. Everett Smith,' co-chairman of the Longcliff Christmas parties. It marked the first time that Cass county has exceeded its quota. Don Freehafer, chairman.of the Christmas gift drive in the county, along with its allies in proposing,! expressed his appreciation to -the a foreign ministers meeting with Russia as an alternative, top U.S. officials still favor quiet negotiations through .diplomatic channels as urged Sunday night by two leading Democrats—assistant Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield (Mont.) and Gov. Averell Harriman of New York. The administration has come under intense pressure over the week end to make public the basic findings of the Gaither Report following published "leaks" of portions of its contents. The report, according to various school instead of a new high school, I versions paints a frightening pica two-wing "L" shaped building may be constructed there, Sharp indicated. One wing would house the kindergarten and grades one through six, while the other wing would contain the junior high school. The two wings would be separated by a multi-purpose room. Sharp said 'plans for such a building must await the decision of the school board on future school construction here. The board will decide whether to build a new high school or new junior high schools after studying the findings of the Citizens Advisory committee. The committee is expected to complete its study in mid-January. ture of this country's lag in military preparedness compared to Russia's and calls for a massive defense buildup, a 20-billion-dollar shelter program and other emergency measures. FORWARD VA CHECKS . WASHINGTON (U'P>— The government announced today tha* it will begin Jan. 1 to forward Veterans Administration benefit checks to persons who have filed regular change of address notices with their local post offices. A 1936 law prohibiting forwarding of VA benefit checks was recently replaced by new legislation. $150 Holdup INDIANAPOLIS CUP) — The Etna Finance Co. on the city's south-side today was held up by two men who escaped with about $150, State Police reported. One of the bandits carried a blue steel revolver, authorities said. churches, home demonstration clubs, Gray Ladies, unions and other organizations which contributed generously to help make this a happier Christmas for the Longcliff patients. Several churches contributed liberally. The Ninth street Christian church offered 139 gifts, while the Baptist Temple and Calvary Pres- TAX BOARD City's Appropriation Request Approved The state board of tax commissioners has approved $33,285 in additional appropriations for the civil city of Logansport without comment. The requests included pay -in- judge, which already had been paid by the city without appropriation. , Herbert Holmes, representative of the board who held the hearing here, questioned the validity of the Doubt White Christmas In Indiana By UNITED PRESS The weatherman's long-range forecast of continued mild temperatures today apparently ruled out any chances for a white Christmas in Indiana, The five-day outlook Tuesday byterian churches contributed ap- through Saturday called for tem- proximately 70 gifts apiece. jperatures averaging about five de- creases for Ihe clerk-treasurer and! citv askin g th ? sta te to-approve something it already had done without .approval. However, lie submitted all of the facts to the, board arid it gave its retroactive Rep. Adair Gets Endorsement by GOP of Fort Wayne FORT WAYNE (UT) — Thei Fourth District Republican Cen- There was better tral Committee was on record to- from the sponsoring organizations day with an endorsement of Rep. at the war £ P .^ UCS ?°* ^ t i?" E. Ross Adair fnr rp.oWH™ P fore. Mrs. Smith-reported, and the parties were termed a complete The Cass county Mental Health Association led all groups with 150 gifts donated. In addition to providing a record number of Christmas gifts, Cass county organizations served as sponsors for a majority of the ward Christmas parties held Sunday afternoon at the state hospital. The Christmas gifts contributed in Cass and other counties of the Longcliff district were distributed to the patients at these parties. There were enough gifts for each patient to receive two or three. E. Ross Adair for re-election. Adair, prominently mentioned as a U.S. Senate candidate to succeed the retiring Sen. William E. Jenner, said he was'"happy the committee saw fit to endorse my candidacy for re-election . . .or to any other higher Congressional office that I may seek." He said he would "continue my active interest in the office as U.S. Senator." When Jenner announced recently he would not seek re-election next year, Adair was quoted as saying he was "definitely interested" in the post, if ther was a "reasonable chance to succeed." DAY IN CAIRO CAIRO (UP) — United Nations Secretary- General Dag Hammar- skjold flew in here today to spend Christmas with teh UN-EF troops in the Middle East and meet with s-uccess. Marion Craney, -associate director of the Indiana Association for Mental Health, was among those. attending. As in former' years, the R-B-M Sunday atternoon.^aUndianapo. manufacturing company was the biggest party sponsor, staging the Christmas programs for all four of the tuberculosis wards. This Railroad Has Yule Party For Commuters NEW YORK (UP) — Railroads may s grumble about commuters b«ing a losing proposition. But not the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. It loves 'em, even though it is bankrupt. So much so, that the H&M, commonly known as the Hudson tubes, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel 1« throwing a big Christmas party "Oi/ f"«-"« — T" —— "— I />__ t. \,nlm,nA rtf\mml1^f\t•f• frtH'lt* I Nasser. Fear 28 Perish in North Sea Tragedy LONDON (UP)— Hope was all but abandoned Monday for the 28 crewmen aboard the . British freighter Narva which sank in a North Sea storm as it raced to the rescue of another ship in distress. An international mercy fleet the vessel taken in tow while the Narva was speeding to its rescue. The dramatic battle against the sea took place in the North Sea midway between Aberdeen, Scotland, and the southern tip of Norway. The Bosworth had radioed an searched the mountainous seas but!SOS that it was listing • danger- all they found were a spreading •-..-. oil slick, an .overturned lifeboat and two lifebuoys with' their flares still burning. Ironically all 14 men aboard the other ship, the 865-ton British waster Bosworth, were saved and ously. The 1,991-ton Scottish-owned Narva heeded the call ,.' distress, shouldering through the gigantic waves in its 60-mile rescue mission, Later the Bosworth reported the list somewhat corrected although it was abandoned. for its beloved • commuters today at the railroad's concourse in Manhattan. Everyone who shows U p_and most commuter's will if they want to get home—will receive a gift, too. The gifts will be dispensed by Santa Claus, in the person of Loftus Freese, an employe of the railroad . for 50 years. So how come the H&M loves its commuters? Well, that's all it has to depend on. The line, which links Manhattan with nearby New Jersey communities; . carries no freight—only commuters. Herman T. Stichman, an H&M trustee who is in charge of arrangements, said the party is the railroad's way of expressing its "affection and intentions" toward its commuters. "We love 'em all," Stichman said. "Want more, too—ail we can get." gress above normal highs of 29 north to 45 south and normal lows 14 north to 31 south. It was the third consecutive week of above-normal weather predictions for Hoosierland. The Indianapolis Weather Bureau said it may be a vet Christmas Wednesday in the form of rain, and additional showers were predicted for Saturday. The forecast called for colder Tuesday and Wednesday, warmer Thursday, turning colder again Friday or Saturday with precipitation averaging about one-quarter inch to near one-half, inch, northwest and southeast, respectively. Winter officially came to Hoo- sierland at 8:49 p.m., CST, Satur- approval. The additional appropriation's requested by the city included those for the increases in salary which were given the city judge and city clerk-treasurer, effective April 1. The judge's salary was hiked from $2,400 to $5,400 a year, while the clerk-treasurer's was boosted from $2,800 to $4,300 a year. Requests for additional appropriations by seven other tax units of Cass also were approved by the board in a letter to the county auditor's office. These include $11,500 for the Logansport school city, $1,835 for Issue Report On County Roads 111 Miles Paved In Year, Says Shuman The Cass county highway department paved ill miles of county roads this year, according to the annual report of Elmer Shuman,-county highway superintendent. Shuman said 64.5 miles of this total represented roads being both legs. Poenix told Fulton county sheriff Lawrence Norris that he was blinded by headlights from an oncoming auto and failed to see Braunelli in time to avoid hitting ' irn. Sheriff Norris indicated that no charges wpuld be filed against Pcenix. A resident of Marshtown for 35 years', the deceased was born April 11, 1873 near Macy, Ind. In 1896 he married Carrie Collins, who died in 1946. Surviving are a ihalf-sister, Mrs. Pressie Craig, Kokomo; a niece, Mrs. Oscar Mannies, with whom he made his home in Marshtown, and several other nieces and nephews. Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Ditmar funeral home in Fulton, where services will be at 1 p. m. Thursday, with Ihe Rev. Lloyd Overmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Pope Warns: Avoid All-Out Arms Race Deer Creek township, $3,190 for Mile road, a road from the Wash- Harrison township, $3,327.80 for: ington'-Tipton township line at the Tipton, $2,340 for Washington, $329lend of the Onward road west to for Boone, and $2,550 for Bethle-jthe Kokomo pike, and from the paved for the first time. The.re-! VATICAN CITY CUP) — Pope maining 46.5 miles of roads wereiPius XII Sunday cautioned against given a new layer of asphalt oil ' '" " ' - - - and No, 11 stone over the old pavement. The new paving included 10 miles of hot mix mat, a new system put into effect this year which is regarded as superior to the old paving methods. The other 54.5 miles of new pavement were double sealed with penetrating oil, a layer of No. 9 stone, asphalt oil, and No. 11 stone, Shuman reported. • The roads in the county which were paved this year included the Perrysburg road from Pear's corner east and north to the Bethel church and east to the Twelve hem. An additional $20 for Bethlehem was held in abeyance until funds are available. A hearing on additional appropriations for the town of Walton Washington township school west to the Kokomo pike. ' County highway crews hauled 20,875 tons of stone for the new paved roads, and 46,680 yards of has been set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26,: gravel for the maintenance of the and a hearing on extra funds for Clay township was scheduled for Monday afternoon. Requests approved by Holmes Friday afternpon 'in hearings in the auditor's office 'were $153 in transfers for the- Walton - Tipton day night amid unseasonably mild j township library, $258 for the Roy- temperatures. The low Sunday was just one degree below freezing—31 at South Bend and Evansyille. The mercury soared'to 60 at Evahsville lis and 57 at South Bend. Early-morning readings today were 39 at Indianapolis and .,2 at Fort. Wayne. Warm and windy weather was i on tap for Indiana today, with the high in the low 60s downstate. Slightly cooler weather was on tap for Tuesday. The Wabash River, meanwhile, continued to rise in the Terre Haute area following last week's heavy rains. Scattered showers predicted for the northern portion this afternoon or tonight were not expected to create new flood threats. : The White River was falling after cresting Sunday above flood stage at Seymour and Spencer. Some of the heaviest flooding, al Center-Boone township library, and $2,480 for Jackson township. - Stores Open Tonight; Close 5 P. M. Tuesday Logansport stores will -be open until 9 o'clock this evening for. the convenience of late Christmas shoppers, under the store -hours plan arranged by the Chamber of Commerce. Downtown stores will also,-remain open until 5 p. m. Tuesday, Christmas Eve. Warns Rural People To Lock Their Homes A warning to rural residents to be especially careful to lock their „, home during the Christmas season however, was expected in the | was issued Monday by Sheriff 0. Petersburg area around Christmas JR. Carson following the looting of ' a home near Young America Saturday afternoon. Burglaries always seem to be at their worst during the holidays when people are away from home more, the sheriff pointed out. He also urged that rural residents not .to admit strangers to their homes. Day. Car Strikes Bridge, Causing Minor Loss A car driven by .Mrs. Gertrude Mar-ter, 37, of 1320 Lobelia street, city, was damaged when it struck the side .of the overhead bridge Fix miles east of Logansport on U. S. highway 24, she reported to the local'sheriff's office Monday. She estimated the damage at $100. She -was Headed -east and was blinded by tlie lights of a westbound car, she, said. The accident occurred Friday evening. License Branch To Close at Noon The local, auto license branch will be closed at,noon Tuesday, it gravel roads in the county, the high-way superintendent said. New beams were placed where needed and a metal floor was laid on the Ad-amsboro bridge, which was then covered with asphalt. Several bridges in the county also were widened from four to eight feet, Shuman reported. The work was done under the supervision of the Cass county board of commissioners. Delay Board of Works Meeting Till Thursday City officials announced Monday that the weekly Board of Public Works meeting, regularly held on Wednesday, will be held Thursday this week due to the Christmas holiday. They expected to follow the same procedure- next week as a result of New Year's Day. All city offices will close at noon Tuesday, the day before Christmas. letting Communist technological advances and propaganda panic the free World blindly into an all- out arms race. The 81-year-old Pontiff, in a Christmas message broadcast throughout the world in 27 languages, defended the right .of free nations to band together for common defense—an obvious reference to NATO. But he said the "true friends of peace" should not be duped by short-term Soviet advantages. "Let those who observe today's competition know how to reduce the facts to their true ..proportions," he said. "Let them not permit themselves to be misled by supremacies, of very short duration, nor to be influenced by fears skillfully evoked to win the interest and support of others." He said the world needs a "breathing space" from the costs of the arms race. He said he was confident the free nations of the world would band together in the event of danger. "We are certain that at the first sign of danger that link (of solidarity among free nations) would not fail to be tightened even more, as some recent events have clearly shown," the Pope said. "But now it is not KO much a matter of taking emergency measures as of preventing disturbances of order and of giving a deserved breathing spell to a world which has already suffered too much." He said the basic trouble is that the world had made great mater- Five Persons Die In Crash Near Lafayette Knox Youth Killed While Fleeing Police North of Bass Lake By UNITED PRE.SS A five-fatality crash, the worst in six weeks, today boosted Indiana's weekend traffic death toll to at least 13. The costly two-car wreck east of Lafayette late Sunday was the fifth in Hoosierland this year claiming as many as five lives. And three survivors were listed in critical condition. State Police said the crash occurred on Ind. 26 when an automobile driven by John McCloud, 22, Lafayette, went out of control, swerved across the center line and skidded broadside into a car driven by Leroy Ayres, 52, Frankfort. McCloud, his brother Jack, 24, Monitor, and Mrs. Virginia Rowan, 48, Frankfort, were killed instantly. Keith Weaver, 26, Lafayette, and Mrs. Margaret Ayres, 50, Frankfort, wife of one of the drivers, died a few hours later in St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1 Lafayette. Ayres, Eugene Waters, 24, Lafayette, and Harry Rowan, 49, Frankfort, husband of one of the dead, remained "critical." Worst Since NOV. 6 It was Indiana's worst, highway crash since Nov. 6 when fiva women and a young boy were killed in a car-train wreck neap South Bend. Two other persons were killed Sunday. Raymond Jackson, 20, Knox, met death when his car overturned four miles south of. Knox while a patrol car was chasing him. Lawrence Thomas Bullock, 27, Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan., was kUled on a Daviess County Road one mile north o£ Corning when his car went.out o£ control. Five persons were killed Saturday. Mrs. Oscar Stromberg, 65, Chicago, died when a car driven by her husband collided with a car driven by Cecil Crawford, 49, Crown Point, on Ind. 53 on the edge of Crown Point. Ralph Ljeberman, ' 51, Chicago, was killed in a two-car smash-up one-fourth mile south of Die Fountain-Parke County Line on U.S. 41 in Parke County. Orville King, 34, Bremen, was fatslly injured when a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad freight train rammed his car on Ind. 331 in Bremen. Jack Logan, 20, Union City, Ohio, was killed when his car hit a bridge southeast of Portland. Mrs. Alma Kuchel died when her car smacked into the rear of a parked car on Ind. 331 in Bourbon. A pedestrian, Mrs. Tessie Morris, 56, Indianapolis, was hit and lulled by a car Friday night on thj Indianapolis east-side. Indiana's 1957 traffic loll rose togher still with five deaths caused by earlier accidents—two on Friday the 13th. Toll Soars Paul M. Baine, 57, Indianapolis, died Sunday of injuries sustained in a head-on crash Dec. 15. Gene Allen Hilliard, 11, Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Memorial Hospital, Kendallvilie, from injuries sustained on Dec. 13, when he was hit 'by a car. Richard Wright, 14, South Bend, died in South Bend Memorial Hospital Sunday from injuries , t . . " . j** fcM » wuiivtuj ii vji* Jiijui ica OU3- ial gams without assessing them stained Friday morning on the PITTSBURGH (UP)—A general alarm fire, fanned by winds, spread through the steel mill town of Rankln today and Police Chief Frank Gaskill said that 18 to 20 houses may have been destroyed. RURAL VALLEY, Pa. (UP)— An arme'd bandit held up the Rural Valley Peoples National Bank today. Police Chief Gilbert James said the.robber escaped with an estimated $20,000. CHRISTMAS BONUS CHICAGO (UP)-R. A. Bruggemeyer of Santa Clara, Calif., got a Christmas bonus in his purchase was announced Monday by Mrs. o[ a Weimaraner dog from John Ada Arnold, branch manager. Templeton of Superior, Wis. The Both the court house and city building officers previously announced that they would close at noon oo Tuesday also. dog' gave birth, to. six .puppies at the Railway Express Agency office here Sunday 'after arriving by train from Superior, f properly spiritually. "The preponderant material progress has shattered the harmonious and happy completeness of man, has somehow mutilated his appreciation of spiritual val- Norlhern Indiana Toll Road two miles west of the- Valparaiso Plaza. Mrs. Clara Alcorn, 67, Cincinnati, died Saturday in' Cincinnati General Hospital from injuries ues, giving him completeness only: sustained last Tuesday in a head- in one direction," the Pope said, ion crash near Vevay on Ind. 156. He scored some scientists who "do their work as if the spirit were non-existent, and has nothing to contribute." NEW AMBASSADOR WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower today appointed career diplomat Robert McClintock, Altadena, Calif., to be ambassador to Lebanon. HELP FELLOW PATIENT BLUFFTON (UP) — Muscular dystrophy patients all over Indiana were sending Christmas greetings and money t^iday to a fellow victim of the disease-here. Joe Bumgarner, 50, UniondaJe, (Weils Co.) has been in an iron lung for several years, the last two in a hospital here. Boys Plan to Launch Another 'Mousenik' AUSTIN, Minn. (UP)—The Austin Rocket Society, a group of hustling high school beys coached by a Roman Catholic nun, plans to launch a mouse-bearing rocket Dec. 28 or 29. Sister Duns Scotus said present plans call for the launching to be nationally televised. The rocketeers have nicknamed the history-making mouse "Ulysses" and if all goes well he'll soar one mile into the sky -and back to earth by parachute. Sister Duns Scotus, who teaches physics and chemistry at Pacelli High School here, said "Operation Ulysses" is merely another phas« of an amateur rocket program begun 19 months ago. The group fired a mouse-carrying rocket more than 1,500 feet into the air about three weeks ago, but the mechanism failed and the rocket plunged back to earth and buried itself four feet deep in th«

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