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Logansport — Rain ending tonight. Windy, colder Tuesday. Low tonight 30. High Tuesday 35. Sunset today 4:28 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 6:34 a.m. High today 50, noon; low 43, 6 a.m. Wednesday outlook: Cloudy, cold. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY £ "YOUR HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For A tl Department* Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 1957. Full-Leaned United Prcmm 'Wlrtm Dl\7 and JYIft-ht Price Per Copy, Seven Cent* ESCAPE CROWN POINT JAIL GOP To Rule County Board Expect Many Appointive Officers in Cass County to Be Replaced in January The Republicans will take over control of the Cass county board of Commissioners January 1 when John W. Conn, Republican, route 2, city, succeeds Delbert Smith, Democrat, Young America, as county commissioner from the third district. Because of the board's vast appointive powers, this means that a number of present county appointive officials will be replaced by Republicans. Principally affected will be the county highway department. The board appoints a highway superin- | tender.!, assistant superintendent, highway clerk, garage mechanic, night watchman, highway truck drivecs and machinisls, grader op- CAR OVERTURNS ON HIGHWAY $12 MISSING Police Probe Break-In at High School City police investigated two weekend break-ins, one at a south- side service station in which $159.99 was taken, and the other at the Logansport high school, in which several rooms were entered and $12 to $15 taken. Officers discovered the break-in at the station at Main street and Burlington avenue at midnight Sunday. Entry had been gained by breaking a glass sidf door-to the grease room with a rock. . Raymond Lohning,- 818Vi North Third .street, an attendant at the station, Monday morning reported to police that the money had been taken from a bank money sack, which was hidden behind oil cans on a shelf in a small room adjoining the lubrication room. Another money bag contained $2, located on the same shedf, was overlooked. Desks in the station had been ransacked, officers said, and the sack from which the money was taken was found wadded up on the floor. Lohning also told police that he had seen a car parked in the station drive about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, with a boy and a girl in it, and said that when he questioned them they said they were from Monticello and had stopped to change drivers. The break-in at the high school was discovered at 5:45 p.m. Sunday by Bob Albright, 1603 Michigan avenue, a janitor at the school. Entry was gained through a window between the old gymnasium and the Lincoln junior high school, police said. A desk and 'a file cabinet in the education teachers room had been ransacked, officers found, and Monday morning Principal Harold Mertz reported that the door to the girls physical education room had been pried open and a money box taken from a steel file cabinet there. Mertz reported that the small green strong box contained between $12 and $15. The file cabinet in which it was located had been left unlocked. Police said the Fourteenth street door on the east side of the gym and two doors on the west side of the Lincoln junior high had been left open. OFFERS TO WITHDRAW INDIANAPOLIS <UP) — Marion County Municipal Judge Patrick Barton offered today to withdraw from contention as Indiana Democratic state chah-man if Governor Handley reappoints him to another four-year term as judge. But Handley said after getting a letter from Barton that if Barton's name was missing from a list of three ""men recommended by the Marion County Republican Central Committee, Barton would not be considered. erators, and a township road man for each township. . The commissioner^ also appoint! tl>e county attorney, county homej superintendent and matron, county! home physician, county health of-j ficer. court house custodian and assistant, school fund appraisers, the county hospital board, Memorial home board, county aviation board, county planning board, and a member to the Alcoholic Beverage board. Most of the appointments other than the various boards are for one-year terms. However, the county health officer is appointed for four years. Although the term of Dr. C. A. Ballard as health officer expires this year, it is not anticipated that he will be replaced since he was originally a Republican appointee. He also .is cuunty home physician. The terms of most of the county appointees -end with the calendar year. However, those of the cour^ home superintendent and matron do not end until March. Commissioner Smith, who has long been a leader in Democratic party affairs, is completing his ;hird -three-year term in office, having first assumed office Jan. 1, 1949. He'is district president of the County Commissioners association. Conn was elected to succeed him in the fall of 1956. However, he had to wait a year to take office because the terms .of the commis- Mrs. Nellie McGuirc, 54, Fort Wayne, was injured when she lost control of her car and it upset, above, on the south side of U. S. highway 24 at the west edge of Burnctlsville Monday morning. She | is In Memorial hospital. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) SAFE REPORT No Defective Boilers In Logansport Schools Logansport children are in no danger from defective boilers in school buildings, according to Dr. William 0. Wilson, business director of city schools. In commenting on a warning made last week by a Purdue uni- 5 KILLED Tornadoes Rip Through Twb Dixie States JASPER, Ala. (UP)—Tornadoes swept through several communi-]^' ^^ ties in Alabama and Mississippi! thal""boUers in grade and"'high Sunday, killing at least five per-.schools were not being inspected, sons and demolishing a number .of Governor Kandley added impact versity professor that boiler explosions posed a threat to school children in the state, Wilson said that boilers in city schools "are or will be in excellent shape before the beginning of the next school year." Wilson said the boilers are inspected annually by an insurance inspector who has authority, to shut down the boilers if they are found defective. All of the boilers have been inspected and approved during the past year, he added. Professor H. J. Solberg told the State Budget Committee in Indianapolis last Thursday that there Auto Upsets; Woman Injured Mrs. Nellie McGuire In Local Hospital Mrs. Nellie Pearl McGuire, 54, of 1231 Elm street, Fort Wayne, is in.Memorial hospital, suffering from extreme shock and cuts sustained when her car overturned at the west edge of Burnetlsvilie at 10:45 a.m. Monday. Witnesses told State Trooper Larry Wagenknecht, who investigated, that Mrs.-M'oGuire. driving a 1954 coach, was headed west in a line of vehicles when she passed a tank truck and several cars as she approached Burncttsville. . She had just swerved back into the westbound lane of the highway when the road made a sweeping Bend Bars On Windows, Flee Before Dawn Capture One In Gary; 3 Accused KiJIers In Group CROWN POINT, Ind. (UP)— Seven prisoners on a bread and I water diet for being "unruly", including three accused killers* escaped from the Lake County Jail before dawn today. Among those who fled in the jail's biggest break since John Dillinger escaped with a wooden pistol in 1934 was George Robert Brown, 25, accused killer of two women. Brown was to have gone on trial this morning in the death of Mrs. Mildred Grigonis, 29, East Gary beauty operator. Brown slipped into the home of his mother at Gary some time after the holdup at 5 a.m. CST , . . , , , . . Harry Shively, manager of the and picked up some of his cloth- Mount Summit bran , h of lhe cm . ing then vanished, again, police < s state Bank 0 , New CasUC| saifl - land Mrs. Fairamel Hallbarth, a The escape was made from the bookkeeper, were looked up for 20 first floor o£ the maximum secu-l minutes until a b.snk executive rity bllpen. Bank Bandits Take $6,000 Lock Mount Summit Manager and Bookkeeper in Bank Vault MOUNT SUMMIT (UP)—The manager and bookkeeper of a branch bank were locked in a vault for 20 minutes today in a $6>,000 holdup by three bandits, one described as a "bug-eyed" teenager. Mount Summit is 12 miles south of Muncie on Route 3. One bandit was described as about 19 years old. He was the driver of a getaway car. The other meh were in their 30s and one carried a revolver. .At Indianapolis, state police detectives investigating both cases said there was "nothing whatsoever to indicate" that the holdup was negotiated by any of seven men who escaped' from the Crown Point jail 3 hours a:nd 10 minutes earlier, although it was barely physically possible for the jail- breakers to have dr'ven to Mount Summit by the time of the holdup. Adlai Hears Dulles' Plan For Defenses WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles laid before Adlai E. Stevenson today the administration's ideas for strengthening the West's defenses in the face of Russia's missile ad- from New Castle arrived and ; vanccs. The other fugitives were ken- opened the vault. i Dulles called in the two-time neth Pointer, 35, and Raymond! Shively said two men entered | Democratic presidential candidate Karr, 40, also charged with mur-jthe bank with guns and a thirdj'for consultation as part of a bi- der; James Norman, 32, and Wai- remained in a geUiway car out-!partisan approach to lhi> question lace Mohammed, 18, charged with'side. He said the bandits had their of how to bolster the North At- TOP LEVEL burglary, and Houston E. Smith, 18, and Keith Mac Dow, 28, charged with vehicle theft. The men broke out by snapping a metal table leg imbedded in concrete to a wall and using it to bend bars on a window visit timed to coincide with the automatic opening cf the vault by time mechanism. The holdup occurred at 8:10 a.m. CST, about 50 minites before the bank was scheduled to open for business. Karr, accused of killing his " *" j n ±"£ >S f ° Urth bank uncle, was caught hours later i n ' holdup m a monlh the Gary home of his father, Jo- The bandits fled in a car de- t0 " boilers in and buildings. The storm line along-which the twisters were spawned moved early today into sections of north sioners are staggered so that no! Georgia and lower Tennessee, car- two end the same year". - Fred Moss, Republican, of Noble township, who was re-elected commissioner from the first district at the same time Conn was elected, began his second three-year term the first of this year. He was first appointed commissioner to fill the unexpired term of the late Charles Enyart, who resigned due to ill health. Randolph Lanning, Democrat, of this city, who is now president of the board, took office two years ago as commissioner from the second district. He and Moss will be required to run for re-election next year. The Democrats gained control of the board of commissioners on January 1, 1956, when Lanning first took office. The Republicans had been in control of the board from 1940 until 1950, and.the Democrats had control of the board from 1950 until 1953. ' DOUBLE TROUBLE STRIKES INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Two sons of Mrs. Agatha Johnson, 34, Indianapolis, were injured Saturday in separate traffic accidents only a few minutes apart. William Boles, 7, was hit by a truck and taken to a hospital. Mrs. Johnson rushed to her son's side and while rying heavy thunderstorms and danger of flash flooding. The Memphis Weather Bureau also warned of "possibilities of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in extreme northwest Texas, extrame northwest Louisiana, and Arkansas except for northeast and southeast portions" early today. The bureau at Knoxville, Tenn., said small rivers in the east part of Tennessee could rise abruptly because of torrential rain. Three persons were killed in a rural community four miles northeast of Jasper Sunday afternoon and five others were hospitalized. Officials said several homes and barns were demolished by the twister,. . -.' Another; tornado struck in a rural settlement six miles northwest of Macon, Miss., killing an elderly couple and destroying their home. . . . State Rep. C. T. Crabtree told of escaping in an automobile, along with -his .brother, minutes before the same twister-ripped 1 into his home, about 1% miles away. "It looked like'two tornadoes," Crabtree said, "and they came together and made a big tornado. We realized it was headed our way and jumped'into a" car and to the warning by stating that "boilers all over the state are ready to blow at any minute." Wilson said that in the past three years five boilers have been repaired or replaced at city schools. Three at Riley junior high school and one at. the high school have been replaced. The one at Tipton grade school has been repaired, with about half the parts replaced. A new boiler will be installed at Daniel Webster grade school when the new addition is completed there, Wilson added. The second boiler at the high school either will be replaced or repaired, he said. At present it is fired with coal, but may be converted to oil, Wilson said that only three other schools have coal fired- boilers. They are Tipton, Longfellow and Washington. B25s Flash More Speed And Power PLATTSBURG A[R FORi BASE, N.Y. ('UP)—Six potential H-bombers Sunday demonstrated sweeping U.S. air striking power by making a 10,425-mile non-stop flight in less, than a day. Refueling in air, the big B-52 jet bombers flew from Homestead Air *CE she was at the hospital her son, got out on the highway." Christopher Johnson, 5, was hit by I The storm near Jasper was one an automobile and taken to the I of at least five reported'in north same hospital. Neither was hurt seriously. Alabama and the highway patrol reported one other injury. FACE RECORD EXPENSES Expect Higher Farm Costs in 1958 WASHINGTON (UP) — Th6 Agriculture Department said today farm production costs—already at a record high—are expected to go up •"slightly to moderately" in 1958. Economists writing in the 1958 outlook issue of "The Farm Cost Situation" said many of the factors that have governed farm cost rates in the past will continue to operate in the years ahead. Farm wage rates will continue to be influenced by job opportunities off the farms and industrial wage rates, the department said. Prices of farm machinery will depend on prices of steel, industrial wage rates and freight rate's. Prices paid for seed and feed will tend to fluctuate with prices received by farmers for their seed and feed crops. Prices of feeder cattle will depend chiefly on range conditions and prices of fat cattle. Farm property taxes will go up with the increasing cost of local .•governmental services, chiefly schools and roads. The department predicted higher i'arme costs in 1958 for farm property taxes per acre, interest rates and prices paid for farm machinery, motor vehicles, farm real estate, fencing materials, fertilizer and some farm supplies. Prices for feeder livestock are expected to be about the ssime as in 1957 while those paid for feed and seed are expected to average somewhat lower. Farm production costs in 1957 are substantially higher than they were in 1956, the department said. Farm output is about the same, but for the first 10 months of 1957 farm production' expenses were some 2 per cent higher than a year ago. By the end of the year farm costs are expected to exceed the average for 1956 by about 4 per cent. The department said a sharp rise in interest rates on new farm loans, coupled with increases in prices of farmlands and in farm wage rates, added considerably to overall production costs. The October indx of farm cost rates stood at 1 : 19 per cent of the 1947-49 base period. This was 3 per cent above the October, 1956, base in less than 22 hours. The planes left Homestead at 5:50 a.m. e.s.t, Saturday, a-n d swooped over Buenos' Aires in observance of Argentina's Aviation turn her car it left the road on the right side, sideswiping and knocking down a 30-<mile-per hour highway sign. After traveling 250 feet, her car skidded sideways across the highway another 200 feet and then turned over on its top, skidding another 50 feet on the top before coming to a slop in front of the market for Tarn's orchard, Trooper Wagenknecht reported. A physician treated the injured woman at the scene for a severe laceration on her right hand, a slight cut on her knee, and severe shook, after which she was brought to the local hospital in the Fisher ambulance. Forestry Judging Contest to Be Held on Tuesday A forestry judging contest for .members of 4-H and'F.F.A. clubs in- Cass county will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the county extension office at the court house. Contestants will be judged on their ability to identify leaves from broadleaf and evergreen trees native to Indiana. They also will take a quiz on forestry. Each township in the county will be represented. Teams will .consist of two persons each. Teams placing first and second- in the contest will compete in the Lafayette District contest next spring, against winners from 12 other counties. ' • . on the return trip. Flight Commander Brig Gen. William K. Martin said the jet bombers averaged more than 500 miles an hour for the 21 hour .and 42 minute flight; "There wasn't a hitch," he said, The Air Force said there was no attempt to set either a speed or distance record. However, the flight was viewd as a dmonstra- tion of th global air striking powr of the Air Force recently stressed by President Eisenhower and other leaders in the'wake of Russia's missile and satellite advances. Only last week Vice Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Curtis.E. LeMay completed n record rourid- trip flight betweien the United States and Buenos Aires in a KC-135 jet" tanker,, . " • LeMay's flight fiillowe ' by a few days Soviet Party boss Khrush- index and a record high for thejchev's boast that the days of the month. i manned bomber are over. Two Peru Men Charged Aft'er Knifing Incident PERU—Two • men have been charged in Miami circuit court,.on three counts in connec tion with an incident recently in which Irvin Davis, 21, was stabbed in'the chest. Alvie Davis and WiUiam .Starr were charged with' "assault and battery", with "attempt to com mit a felony", and with "drawing a deadly weapon"/ Bonds for the two men have been set at $1,000 each. Davis is a brother of the wounded man. Right in Front Of Your Face ? The answer it right in front of your face: A Pharos-Tribune and Press classified ad. This room was rented right away after it ran In the Pharos-Tri- bun« and Press Classified; Section: ROOM for rent, women. Ph. xxxxx. A courteous adtaker Is waiting to assist you when you dial 4111. seph. He offered no resistance. Warden George Morrison said officials were not sure who the instigator of the break was. How Did They Get Out? "We're still trying to figure out how they got out," he said. He said they apparently broke off an angle iron, bent back some cell bars and climbed out. They scaled a 12-foot wall_ to reach the outside. Six other prisoners in the same section refused to join them. Morrison said all were put on a disciplinary diet Sunday morning when ruly." the section became "un- scribed by state police as a two- lone blue (OWsmobile) sedan with a license plaie bearing the letter prefix "QQ." The car last was seen traveling oast oh U.S. X, Police said the bandits wore overalls. One was described as 23 lantic Treaty Organization. Stevenson told newsmen as he entered the State Department that he will try to be "helpful to' the extent that 1 can agree" with Dulles' plans. He refused (o say whether he had any specific proposals of his own. He said he would like to hc!p bring about not only a closer military alliance but a "closer political association through NATO" and to help "rebuild mutual confidence between the United States and our Allies." "Genuine partnership means or 24 years old, another as in his. more than pooling our military *0s. Edward Clift. New Castle, I and scientific resources," he said. . i Consider Several Moves vice-president of ths parent bank, | President Eisenhower also has was notified of the robbery a few minutes after it occurred. He raced to Mount Summit and invited Stevenson to confer with him before the mid - December NATO "summit" meeting. The for- "There was a lot of noise and the vault prevented them from hollering," he said. He said cause'being suffocated, of the commotion was not deter- j A month ago 'today the south- opened the vault wii.hin 20 minutes mer Illinois governor said he had after Shively and Mrs. Hallbarth ! no idea just when that White were locked up. The victims were by the bandits, and a ventilator in ] House conference will take place, not harmed, The White House has scheduled mined. The seven prisoners were in two cells. Morris said Karr was jailed here | side branch of tho Lincoln National Bank Jc Trujt Co.. at Fort Wayne was robbed of $50,104. On Oct. 31, the Crandall branch of robbed of _ j Citizens Bank of Mooresville was robbed of $4,137. TM Mooresville and Crandall bandits were captured. about, 10 days ago, Pointer had Harrison State Bank of Palmyra been here "longer." Morrison, --*-<-- • -- -• -.- - -warden four years and in the Lake County Sheriff's office for 20, called it the biggest break in his memory. Car Stolen at Whiting All the prisoners are from Lake County. Authorities at nearby Whiting reported, an automobile stolen there may have been used in the getaway. Brown, former mental patient a meeting with congressional leaders on the same subject Dec. 3. It was believed likely that the President would prefer to talk with Stevenson before that meeting. The administration was understood to be considering these moves to convert West Europe's dcfc.-ises to the age of nuclear rockets: —A possible bid by Eisenhower at the Paris meeting for permission to base U.S. 1,500-mile range missiles at NATO bases ringing Russia. Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy said last week that the United States, recognizing Russia's lead in 5,000-mile intercontinental missiles, would place emphasis on the shorter-range inter* mediate missiles, utilizing bases close to Russia, —Providing more information on atomic weapons development techniques to the NATO Allies, and working toward a general pooling of all types of scientific information 'among the Allies. —An agreement with NATO nations for storing atomic warheads and bombs under U.S. control in Western Europe and their quick release to the Allies in event of war. —Establishing a missile training school and firing range somewhere in southern Europe for educating key allied military personnel in rocket warfare. Military, Political Unity —Broadening the NATO council by including discussion of non- NATO affairs to achieve better tion, Our Only Hopis for Survival" j foreign policy coordination and Saturday night. The association; avoid in advance such disputes as will discuss educational television, i last year ! s Suez crisis and th» gone on trial for killing a police-1 special education ar.d the state aid | U.S.-British-French row over fur- man. at Norman Beatty Memorial-Hospital at Westville, was accused of killing two women and burying their, bodies. He pleaded innocent by reason of insanity in one of the cases recently—that of Mrs. Grigonis. a New Chicago site where Mrs. Grigonis' body was found buried, months after she was slain in August, 1956. . Brown also, was charged with murder in the death of 'Lana Brock, 16, New Chicago, whose body was found buried near Mrs. Grigonis' grave site in October, Zoning Appeals Board To Consider Petitions The Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet at 7:30 o'clock this evening in the council chambers cf the city building to act on two petitions. The board is scheduled to approve the petition for conditional use of property owned by Esther Fox a mile north of here on Ind. 17 for a golf driving range and miniature golf course. The board will also consider a petition by I Robert Panton, 809 - West Miami avenue, appealing the building commissioner's rejection of his petition for permission to add a gift shop at the rear of his home. 1958. Reminds of Dillinger SCHOOL BOARE' MEETING INDIANAPOLIS (ITP)-The Indiana School' Boards Association will hold its eighth annual convention next weekend. Kansas Supreme Court Judge The break was reminiscent of i Fred Hall will spenk on "Educa Dillinger's famous break from the Crown Point jail on March 3, 1934, a few days before he was to have u- ai^cwiai cuu\,oi.iuii ai .1 • I distribution formula. 1 nishing arms to Tunisia. WARM TODAY, THEN DROP Colder Temperatures Due in State By UNITED PRESS A .stormy weather front moved across Indiana today, bringing heavy rain and brisk wind .and setting the stage for colder temperatures. Many state areas recorded between 1 and 2 inches of precipitation in the 24-hour period ending this morning. Locally heavy rain and scattered'thunderstorms were expected over the lower two-thirds of Hoosierland today. Temperatures moderated as the rain came. They were expected to reach the mid-60s over much of the state this afternoon, then drop into'the 30s tonight. Occasional light snow was fore- cast for the northern third, where peak temperatures were expected to go no higher than the ffis today. More snow flurries were due, upstate Tuesday. Highs Tuesday will range from 36 to 42, and the outlook for Wednesday was cloudy and cold with occasional snow flurries north. Precipitation totals up to 7 a.m. today included 2.(12 at Bowling Green, 1.31 at Evansville, 1.05 at Vincennes, and between one-half inch and an inch ;(t Martinsville, Indianapolis, Shelbyville, Columbus, Bedford, Terre Haute and Greencastle. South Bend, Lafayette and Fort Wavoc had less than one fourth of an inch. High temperatures Sunday ranged from 44 at Fort Wayne to. 52 at Evansville, and lows during the night from 38 at South Bend to 49 at Evansville. The five-day outlook for the period ending next Saturday called for temperatures 'averaging hear normal highs of 40 to 54 and normal lows of 25 to 38. Tuesday and Wednesday will be cold with a warming trend Thursday or Friday. Precipitation will average one-half to one inch with rain Monday night ending Tuesday and showers again about Thursday or Friday. I

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