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THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY **• LOGANSPORT PRESS U41 UNITED PRESS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1957 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUCI TBN CENT* Missionaries Have Congo Native Here Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Brown, missionaries to ,he Belgian Congo, and their guest the Rev. Kazadi .Matthews, who are visiting here during a furlough from their work in Africa, were conducted on a tour of the Logansport newspapers Friday afternoon by George Grubbe, business manager. From left to ritht above as they are shown how each page of type is put together are: Pastor Kazadi, Grubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, and Brown's father, James H. Brown, retired local school teacher. (Staff Photo) OHIO STATE TO BOWL; IRISH LICK SOONERS Tenement Burns Taking 17 Lives Police Nab 2 For Pair Of Entries Two men were captured by The Belgian Congo is undergoing tremendous change, according to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Brown, missionaries of the Congo Inland Mission,, who are visiting his fa- they first began work at the Congo Inland Mission in Kasai province in the diamond mining area, 400 miles east of Leopoldville and 200 miles west of Luluabourg. (her. James H. Brown, route 1, re-1 1943 LHS Grad tired local school teacher, during [ Brown, who was graduated from their first furlough since they went! Logansport high school in 1943 and to Africa in October. 1953. i from Purdue in electrical engineer- With them temporarily is the ing ih 1950, met his wife, Marie, Rev. Kazadi Matthew, a native police at 3:30 a.m. yesterday at Eighteenth street and the Wabash tracks, and they admitted .two burglaries earlier in the morning. Held were Ira Eteu, 25, and Ptobert Turiwr, 16. Both admit previous convictions for felonies. Neither originates In this area but Eteu lived and worked here for several months. Turner is from Oklahoma City, the home also of two women nolice seized shortly after the men were caught. They are Thelma Eteu, 18, who is Ira Eteu's wife, and Pauline Grantham, 21, sister to Thelma. The two women and Turner carne to this area a few days- ago "rom Oklahoma. Eteu, whose Peru, brought them back after a jit was month's absence on a trip west, and they had been staying at the Peru residence according to police information. Burglaries they admitted were of the Goody Reeser Tavern, Seventeenth and Erie, and the Hope- Luxem car agency, 718 Burlington avenue. Eteu worked there for a few months until about a month ago. All Loot Recovered All the loot was recovered. From the car agency thers were several new rear-view mirrors, a new battery, some cigarets from the machine which they broke open and some change from the machine. Efforts to break into a candy machine failed. . The tavern, entered by forcing a side door after the rear door failed to yield to their jimmy bars, netted them $32.17 in silver, two dozen cigaret lighters and four bottles of wine. Facts in the apprehension start at 2:30 a.m. when a police car .occupied by John Anderson and C!eo Baker found a car parked in Seventeenth street north of the tavern, containing two women. of the Congo, who has spoken in 15 states and Canada since he came to this county July 20 on a Belgian freighter. Although most of the natives still live in mud huts with grass roofs, some of them' now have cement block and brick houses with metal roofs, the Browns reported. There are now 20,000 Protestant church members in the Congo compared with 15,000 to 16,000 when French Guard US, British Embassies PARIS m — French riot police mounted guard at the U.S. "and British embassies Saturday night. It was a precaution as French feeling ran high against Americans and British over the Tunisian arms deal. About 50 police kept watch at each -embassy from radio- attending the Biblical seminary in New York City. She went to Belgium in 1951 and he went there. in July, 1952, a month before their marriage, to spend a year studying the French colonial policy and the French language, which the missionaries hope all of the natives eventually will learn to speak. They also learned the Tshiluba language, the tribal language of the natives in '_ (Continued on Page 14) . INDEX To outstanding features in today's Sunday Pharos-Tribune & Preis Sports on pages 8 and 9. Society on pages 16, 17 and 18. Picture page (15) shows county school class officers, - -I--IT i • •• —^ .*v w- B »>, | tUJ.H.J.WW..l.i,lK 3CJ- ICO J-i 1/L1L J.dO L however, of demonstrators mass-1 Saturday. (Metea, Lucerne, Twelve Mile and Royal Center this week). Will Ball's Historical column on page 3. Editorial page, page 4, with columnists and other features. Golden Years, page 5. Happy Times, page 3. ' TV and radio programs, pages 19 and 20. (Tear this page out for reference Prominent Attorney Succumbs WINAMAC, Ind. — Harry W. McDowell, 84, prominent retired Winamac attorney, and World War I veteran, died at his residence, 320 East Main street, at 1 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was 'at-. tributed to a heart ailment and complications of age. He had retired two years ago after a half century as an attorney. A charter member of the local Kiwanis club and an elder of the local Presbyterian church for 40 one had gone for help. When the police car came by later, the parked vehicle had been moved. At 3:30. the two officers saw two men hurrying south in Eighteenth streef nearby and the police car was maneuvered around the block. It caught up wilh the two as (hey were on (he Wabash crossing'. Anderson jumped out and told the two men to stop. They ran. Anderson fired a shot over their heads and both made a dive off the track embankment. Anderson quickly spotlighted them and told them to come up with their hands up, which they did. They were handcuffed and taken to the station. They admitted burglary of the tavern. .Most of the loot was fourvd on them, along with a pry bar on each. Finds Agency Entered At 4:45, Vernie Shanks, night merchant policeman, found that the car agency had been entered and police went there, noting the likely loot from the cigaret machine. At 6:43. a police car found the car bearing the two sleeping (Continued on Paje 14) Viaski county Bar associate local Chamber of Com. the ! tion, merce, and the American post No. 71. Born May 24, 1873, in New Castle to Francis and Sally to through the week). Building page, page 6. Bridge column by Jacoby, page 7. Teen Corner, page 13. Young Folks, page 12, featuring Musical Notes (Local), Male Polish, Eugene Gilbert's What Young People Think. Child's Prayer, page 5. Crossword nuzzles, pages 13 and 27. Comics, pages 22 and 23. Classified ads. pages 25, 26 and 27. And dozens of other fea- L/UWfii. 1IC uailil? IA/ A UK3OA.1 Vfiruii- . -, . , - •. ty at the age of four years. He | tures and pictures of interest was graduated from Indiana uni-1 locally. . NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. (ffl-l A nightmare fire roared through] a rickety tenement early Saturday . taking 17 lives: Fourteen were children. In seconds, flames engulfed the Lhree-sto'ry frame structure which | housed two Negro families. The dead, most of them trapped upstairs, included a 25-year - old mother and her eight children, six youngsters from the other family, | and two roomers in what was once the Moonglow Hotel. • It was the worst fire in t'he Ms- lory of this honeymoon capital. Nine people-were injured. Herbert Reid, 16, was near death. City officials probed through the charred shell seeking the cause. Tentatively, they blamed an oil- fired steam furnace that may have exploded.. Killed were Mrs. Mary Ewing, 25, -and her eight children—How- ard, 9; Horace Jr.. 8; Arline, 8: Gloria Jean, 3; twins Terry and Jerry, 1, and Bonnie Patricia, 2 months. Also killed were six of the 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Reid — Walter, 17; Carson, 10; Harvey, 6; William, 3; Sanford Jr., 2, , and Mary Louise, 5 months. The two men who died were identified as Jack Thomas and John Johnson. The fire was discovered at 4:35 a. m. by Police Capt. John J. Eietz and Patrolman James Bell, passing in a prowl car. Mrs. Frances Haynes, who lives across the street, said she was awakened by an explosion. She looked out and saw flames coming from a second floor window. Capt. Dietz said it was impossible to get into the building. When firemen arrived, the inside was a sea of fire. Discuss Funds For Space Use AUGUSTA, Ga. M - President Eisenhower and Secretary of Defense McElroy will meet here Tuesday to discuss just how big a defense spending hike is needed to meet the Russian space era threat. The President's vacation headquarters said McElroy will be accompanied from Washington by the Pentagon's fiscal expert, Asst. Secretary of Defense Wilfred J. McNeil. Before completing arrangements for. that meeting and. getting in a round of golf delayed by rain, Eisenhower talked by telephone with Secretary of State Dulles regarding French ,protests over Anglo- American arms shipments to Tunisia, Dulles was in Washington. No Details James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, declined to provide any detail on the Eisenhower- Dulles discussion. The token arms shipments stirred French wrath just a month in advance of a Paris NATO council meeting designed to strengthen the North Atlantic Alliance in the light of Soviet Union advances in development of missiles and other space ags weapons. Eisenhower and the government heads of the 14 other NATO member nations plan to attend that meeting. It already is certain defense spending for the current fiscal year will exceed the 38 billion dollar target. 'Sen. Bridges R-NH), I senior GOP member of the Senate j Appropriations Committee, recent- lly predicted military outlay for 'the new year will outrun this j year's spending by one to two billion dollars. 4 Killed In 100 mph Crash HART, Mich. W —Four persons were killed today in a spectacular automobile smashup that Sheriff William Car estimated look place at 100-plus miles an hour. The automobile lore through wooden highway guard posts, smashed into the abutment of a bridge, ripped across the bridge's railing for 50 feet and then flew 100 feet to the opposite bank of the Penwater River at 1:30 a.m. The bridge is on U. S..31. Three bodies were found in the wreckage. The tody of a woman not immediately identified was found later in the river. Sheriff Car identified the three in the wreckage as Mark D. Combs,' 21; Harold Hoffman, 27, and Ida Combs, all of Chicago. Any relationship between the Combs was not determined immediately. Flyer Piles Up;1Dead, 32 Injured . WHITE PIGEON', Mich. UB—A New York Central -flyer which stale police say was speeding through a rail construction zone ; became a tangle of wreckage Saturday in which one person died and 32 were injured: The 16-car Chicagoan, detoured from its Chicago-tn-N'ew York run derailed at 2:15 a. m. at a crossing of Michigan Highway 103 one mile south of Whit,e Pigeon near the Michigan-Indiana line. . Eleven cars left the rails. Five were damaged severely. Dead was Henry M. Nichols, '54, of Chicago, foreman of a 30-tnan crew of postal clerks aboard the train. Twelve persons were hospitalized. Five remained at a Sturgis hospital and seven at one in Three Rivers. Twenty others were released af ter treatment or observation. Sgt. Howard Dunnebacke of the White Pigeon state police post estimated the train's speed at "about 40 or 45 miles an hour" through a zone'Posted at 15 miles per hour for rail traffic. Alton P. Notfak, a postal clerk from Dunkirk,-'N. Y., said the train's speed tape recorded 48 miles an hour. The Chicagoan had been detoured by an earlier train derailment at Archbold, Ohio, and was behind schedule. Norbert Larzelere, E 1 k h a r t trainmaster, said the Chicagoan carried 213 coach passengers, about 55 Pullman passengers, the TOstal clerks and the train crew headed by engineer Charles Trumbull, of Cleveland. Larzelere said the .construction zone had been "definitely posted for 15 miles an hour in a railroad Dulletin."' Teacher Uninjured In Road 35 Crash versity in 1895. Survivors are his wife, the former Estella Dalton; an^adopted son, Darrell Crose, Reseda, Calif.; and a ffrandchild. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m Monday at-the Presbyterian ... _ ,, . . „ „ ,. church Rev. Mayo Smith in! Miss Rose Vebert, 48, Hunting- char^e. Burial will be in Crown I'on school teacher, narrowly es- Hill cemetery. The. body will belied injury in an auto-truck ac- taken to the church to lie in statement at 12:15 p.m. Saturday on an hour before the funeral. The U- S. highway 35, a mile south of 'body is at tile Fry and Lange fun. eral home, where friends may call. The family asks that friends donate to a church memorial in lieu of flowers. j Royal Center. Miss Vebert, headed north in a 1953 model coach, was just pass- Mon. sunrise 6:37 Suiwet 4:25 Indiana: Partly cloudy and slightly colder Sunday, showers Sunday night, Monday showers and slightly warmer. Illinois: Mostly cloudy Sunday,, general rain by night, slightly colder south and east. Showers Monday, colder by afternoon. Ohio: Partly cloudy and colder Sunday, chance of a few snow flurries northeast portion near Lake Erie. High Sunday 37-45 north, 45-50 south. Lower Michigan: Cloudy and colder Sunday with occasional snow flurries. High 36-44. BENSON HOME WASHINGTON Iff)—Secretary of Agriculture Benson, denying once more he is resign'. - ig returned from a 24-day worH tour Sftur- day voicing enthusiasm "for American farm export prospects. 28 Die In French Wreck CHANTONNAY, France, W — A freight train on the wrong track plowed into a passenger train near here Saturday, smashing cars into twisted wrecks and kill- killing 28 persons. Twenty persons were hurt and rescue workers hacking into the wrecked cars with crowbars and acetylene torches feared more bodies might be found. All victims were believed French. Tb» freight train apparently got switched to the wrong track entering the station of Roche-Sur- Yon. railway officials said. The diesel-drawn passenger train, of a type used on commuter runs,was just pulling out of the station. The accident is the latest in a series that have beset France this year. B, nightfall the little chapel of Chantonnay was filled with bodies. Two small hospitals were filled with the injured. ing northbound Vore Grain truck driven by Edward Gunter, 45, route 2, Royal Center, when she saw a southbound car speeding toward her. She swerved to the right too quickly, striking the front bumper of the truck. Her car went off the highway to the right, struck a tree a glancing blow and then went back across the highway, narrowly missing a southbound auto driven by Clyde Mullins, route 2, Winamac. It came to a stop against a bank on the left side of tne road. State Trooper Richard Keyes, who investigated, estimated damage to the right front and right rear of the Huntington car at $500 and to the truck, $15. Miss Vebert was fined $1 and costs on her plea of guilty in the local justice of the peace court to a charge of failure to yield the right of way. The Weather Whit leys Return OKd By Handley SCOTTSBURG, Ind. W) —Sheriff Ralph Morris received Gqv. Handley's approval Saturday for the return of Victor W. Whit ley, charged with murder here in the death of a state trooper. Morris said he and two state policemen will go to the Indiana State , Prison Monday to bring back the 26-year-old Texan, who is serving a life sentence for kid- naping. Judge Fred S. Matthews had issued the return order Friday, subject to the governor's approval. Whitley is under indictment here in the killing Sept. 30 of State Trooper William R. Kellems. He was sentenced at Vernon after pleading guilty there to kidnaping a deputy sheriff. State police officials have urged that Whitley be tried on the'first degree murder charge, conviction of which could carry the death penalty. Prosecutor Harry E. McCalla said. Richard M. Givan, a deputy Indiana attorney general, will help with the prosecution. Whitley will be held at the Jennings County jail at Vernon. The old Scott County jail,here has a long record of escapes. The killing and kidnaping climaxed a shooting spree in which a Michigan state trooper also'was killed. Ralph W. Taylor, 36, Kenova, W.Va., Whitley's partner in a long series of holdups, was killed in a gun battle at Vtrnon after p the shooting of Kelloms here. i Whitley surrendered the next day. RabbilHeSholHas $20 Bill In Mouth! YOUNGSTOWN,, Ohio GW-A single shot by a Youn'gstown rabbit lunter put meat on his dinner table • and financed his opening day hunting expedition. Henry T. Downey lowered his smoking shotgun Friday and went to claim his prize. In the rabbit's mouth was a $20 bill, apparently dropped by another hunter. As proof of his story, Downey is displaying the bloodstained bill, which has two teeth marks on a folded edge and some rabbit hair in the blood stains. Stewardess Feared To Make Ill-fated Trip NEWPORT, Isle of-Wight Mt— The death toll of the 'flaming crash of a big flying boat on this English island rose Saturday night to 44. One of the 15 survivors, an Englishwoman, died in a hospital of her injuries. Forty-three of the 58 persons aboard, including the eight-member crew, were killed outright when the four - engine Solent smashed into a timbered chalk cliff Friday night and burned. All the 50 passengers were British. The bodies of three newlywed couples bound for 'a honeymoon were recovered Saturday Police arid troops toiled for 12 hours before. pulling the last charred victims from the debris. Civil aviation officials said the crash came 15 minutes after the pilot radioed he waa returning to Southampton with one of the four engines out of action. The double deck'ed plane had been headed for the holiday isles of Madeira and the Canaries. One air hostess — Muriel Hanning-Lee 29—had feared the flight would be her last. She was one of two stewardesses aboard the flight. Miss Hanning-Lee, a friend reported, "had strange fears about this night over a week ago. She was so convinced something was going to happen she thought of getting a doctor's, certificate stating unfitness to fly...She ori'iy decided to go at the last minute." The plane was operated by Aquila Airways, a British company which has been running flights to Madeira and the Canaries for eight years without a fatality. Odd Blast Kills 3 Sisters In Home HL'NTSVILLE, Ala. W»-^n unexplained explosion killed three sisters and injured a fourth Saturday. ~ The eight-room home of John H. Bachman, 63, in Huntsville's eastern residential area, was demolished. The dead and injured were his sisters' Texas MM Is Dumped; Illinois Loses Jo Badgers MAJOR GRID SCORE Notre Dame 7, Oklahoma 0 Rice 7, Texas A&M 6 Ohio State 17, Iowa 13 Oregon 16, So. Cal. 7 Ole Miss' 14, Tennessee 7 Geo. Tech 10, Alabama 7 SMU 27, Arkansas 22 Kansas St. 23, Missouri 21 Michigan 27, Indiana 13 Purdue 27, N'.western 0 Wisconsin. 24, .Illinois 13 Mich. St. 42, Minn. 13 Duke 7, 'Clemson 6 Texas 14,-TCU 2 Wash. 35, Calif. 27 Ore. St. 24, Stanford 14 Colorado 27, Nebraska 0 Navy 52, Geo. Wash. 0 Army.20, Tulane 14 Yale 20, Princeton 13 |Penn 28,,Columbia 6 Syracuse'34, Colgate 6 Dartmouth 20, Cornell 19 Penn St. 14, Holy Cross 10 The "Upset Bug" hit collegiate football fro'm one end of the country to the other Saturday tumbling the big, the small and the in between in like fashion. Biggest spill of all occurred at Norman, Oklahoma when Notre Dame's aroused Irish upeadec mighty Oklahoma's Sooners 7K), handing Coach Bud Wilkinson's team its first defeat in 48 games. Next on the list was the-7-6 triumph by Rice's Owls over Texas ASM, the nation's No. 1 team, followed by an Ole Miss win over Tennessee 14-7 and Southern Methodist victory over Arkansas 27-22. Those were the tops but Ohio State's rally to beat Iowa 17-13 was a dilly, putting the Buckeyes into the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl at the iame time. Oregon's expected l«-7 .win m<f Southern California gave their, a Rose Bowl trip to meet Ohio State. Some other big ones barely escaped. Auburn .Squeezed past Georgia 6-0, Duke nipped Clemson 7-6, Florida edged Vanderbilt 14-7, Yale popped Princeton 20-13, Dartmouth slid past Cornell 20-19, Army nicked Tulane 2014, George Tech tagged Alabama 10-7, Kansas State tripped Missouri 23-21. In the "as expected" class, iMichigan State pounded Minnesota 42-13, Wisconsin downed Illinois 27-13, Purdue belted Northwestern 27-0, Michigan beat Indiana 27-13 Syracuse'pasted Colgate 34-«, Penn clipped Columbia 28-6, Navy sank George Washington 52-0, Oregon State thumped * Stanford 24-14, Washington outran California 35-7, and Colorado blanked Nebraska 27-0. , Promote 'Cliff Head To New Job Dr. John A. Southworth, 38, superintendent of the Logansport state hospital since September 30, 1955, was appointed deputy commissioner of the Indiana Division of Mental Health at the first meeting of the newly formed Mental Health Advisory Council Saturday at Larue Carter Memorial hospital, Indianapolis. The Council recommended that Governor Handley approve the appointment, which he is expected to do quickly Dr. Southworth is expected to leave the Logansport hospital January 1 to assume his -new post in the headquarters of the Division of Mental Health, 131S West Tenth street, Indianapolis. A -new superintendent will be named to succeed htm here. K,SECURITY ROOMS • LA PORTE, Ind. un — An area now used for recreation at Beatty Hospital will'be converted into 32 maximum security rooms for insane criminals with $165,000 granted by the State Budget Committee Thursday. HI-Y ROYALTY-Jerry Bentx was chosen king, Ell* Gay Noble the queen at the Bl-Y formal danct held at the Armory last night. The «Tent drew a larf* twxmi. (Staff Photo.) OR, aOUTKWORTH Following his officUJ notification by Dr. Stewart Ginsberg, state mental health commissioner, of his appointment as deputy commissioner, Dr. Southworth expressed his appreciation of the fine cooperation .the people of Logansport had given him .since be became superintendent here and expressed regret that it was neeei- sary for him to leave. Had Been Acting Dr. Southworth's appointment a* deputy commissioner came as no surprise. He had served as acting commissioner during the period between the resignation of Dr. Morgan and the arrival of Dr. Ginsberg. During his visit here last month •with Governor Handley, Dr. Ginsberg also had high praise for Dr. Southworth's administration of th« local state hospital. Before he came here Dr. Southworth had been clinical director of. the Madison state hospital for more than a year and a half. A native of Albany, Ore., he received his . medical degree from the University of Oregon medical school and trained in psychiatry at the Northern state hospital. Sedro*. Woolley, Wash., and' at Warren, Pa., state hospital.. In the army from October, 1959, until he went to Madison state hospital in February, 1954, " he served as chief of the closed psychiatric wards -at Valley Forg* army hospital, Phoenixville, Pa., and then as chief of neuropsychiatry service at Rodrigguei army hospital, San Juan, Puerto Hico. Member of Local Clobt Dr. South-worth is married and has four children. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Cass county Medical society, the local Rotary club, the local Radio, club, Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, the Electro-Shock Research association, the Calvary Presbyterian church and the Neuro-psy- chiatric Association of Indiana. Otto Fifield of Crown Point is the representative of the Logansport state hospital advisory board, on the new Mental Health Advisory- Council. Dr. Grant Metcalf of South Bend was elected chairman and Mrs. Ruth Bouwer of Ship- shewanna, Ind., was elected secretary at the organization meeting. The council is composed .of three doctors, two of whom must be psychiatrists, a dentist, a lawyer, and one representative of each of the ten mental institution advisory 'boards. We're Growing 3 Million A Year! Every month U. S. population is growing by 250,000 people ... the equivalent of add ; ing a Providence R. I. to the nation! The number of people using Classified Ads to sell home furniaiiings is growing too Dial 4141. Ph«rfl*.Tribui» and Pre».