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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, November 19, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLiC -LIBRARY INDIANA: Partly cloudy and somewhat colder with diminishing winds tonight. Chance of a few snow flurries extreme north early tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warmer. Lows tonight in the 20s extreme north to the low 30s extreme south. Founded 1844— HOME TX3PWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION XTor All Department* Phono 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1957. D.j- an* Night Price Per Copy, Seven Cents PLAN MAJOR MILITARY CUTS PREPARE NEW DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT Workers are shown above setting forms for concrete at the new municipal parking lot beside the Eagles lodge on Sixth street. The workers > employes of the Otto Foust Construction Co., arc preparing to pour the cement lor the curbings in which the parking meters will be set. Crushed stone will then be spread on lot, readying it for use this winter. Opening of the lot lor parking is expected within two weeks, according to Wayne Doran, city engineer. It will be paved next spring. (Pharos-Tribune Pholo-Engraving.) AT ARMORY Annual Auto Show Set To Open on December 5 A total of 16 new cars, including at least one foreign auto, will be on display during the fourth annual Logansport Auto Show at the National Guard Armory on Dec. 5 through 8. The event is again being sponsored by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce. Dates for the show, which will run Thursday through Sunday, Trustees Ask Extra Funds The Washington township advisory board will meet with Trustee Charles McNulty at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and the Harrison township advisory board will meet with Trustee John Burrough on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. to consider additional appropriations for the .remainder of the year. Requests for extra appropriations in Harrison township total 55,490, including $2,845 from the tuition fund for the pay o£ teachers. Special school 'fund requests include $1,075 for furniture and equipment, $275 for summer education program, $100 for power and lights, $630 for transportation of school children, $25 for janitor service, and $15 for speech and hearing therapist. Township fund requests include $240 for volunteer firemen's salaries. $125 for the trustee's salary, $100 for fuel, $35 for telephone and lights and $25 for legal advertising, all from the township fund. Requests for extra appropriations in Washington township total $2,320, of which .$120 is to come from the township fund for the trustee's salary. . AU of the other items are to be taken from the special school, fund. They include $300 for repair of buildings, $1,500 for school furniture and equipment, $300 for school supplies 'and $120 miscellaneous. County Treasurer's Office Is Reopened The Cass county treasurer's office, closed during the past two weeks to permit Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre and his deputies to balance the books following the close of the fall taxpaying period, was reopened Tuesday morning. The treasurer's office is now accepting delinquent payments of property taxes which were not paid before the Nov. 4 deadline. were announced by Jim McCord, chairman of the event. Hours when the cars may b« viewed are 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. An added feature of the auto show will be musical, entertainment by Charlie Gore and the Rangers;' well-known entertainers, on Thursday and Saturday nights. Gore and his group will play between 7 an<l 10 p.m. on the two nights, playing alternately in the two armory buildings. Chiklren under Ifi will be admitted free when accompanied -by their parents, McCord said, and admission for adults will be 3.5 cents. Auto dealers taking part in the show will include Havens Motors, Hendrickson Motor Sales, Hope- Luxem Co., Lutes Motors. Myers- McCain, Inc., Shilling Auto Sales and WSE Motor Sales. Members of the Jaycee committee in charge of the event, in addition to McCord, are Delva Price, John Steinberger, G. W. Wolf Jr., Willis Montgomery, Eugene Donato, Marc Billman, Gale Barter, Charles Wilkinson and George Carabet. Blow 2 Safes At Anderson Union Hall ANDERSON (UP) — Two safes were blown open in a labor union hall today and .$2,100 was stolen. Burglars used explosives to crack a saie in the office of Marion Manlove, financial secretary of Local No. 662, United Auto Workers Union, where they g:ot 11,300. A safe in Murnan's Bowling Alley office, located in the sarne building, yielded $800. The burglaries were discovered by a caretaker. Sheriff Joe Brogdon said evidence indicated one of the burglars hid in the building before it closed Monday and let his accomplices in later since there was no sign of forceful entry. 14 BELOW ZERO NEW YORK (UP) — The lowust reported temperature in the nation today—14 below zero—was at Alamosa, Colo. Highest temperature Monday—86 degrees—was. reported at Fort Myers and Orlando, Fla. AT W1NAMAC Firemen's Banquet Is Delayed—Fire! WINAMAC—The annual banquet of the volunteer fire department here was delayed Monday night when a fire broke'out in the" home of Brooks Roudebush, 601 South Monticello street. •Firemen were preparing for the banquet, which was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., when the alarm was sounded at about 6 o'clock. The blaze was confined lo the upstairs of the five-room dwelling. Firemen did not. estimate the amount of damage. Mrs. Roudebush and her five children were downstairs when the fir* was discovered. They escaped uninjured. After the fire was put out, the volunteers were able to return to UM banquet with no further interruptions. Jail Man for Auto Banditry Charge Peru Man . Entered 15 Cars A Peru man was jailed here after being stopped in a stolen car, and police said Tuesday he would be charged with auto banditry, having e'ntered 15 parked cars in this city, Walton and Galveston, I as well as the local high school. • -.Robert E. Tucker,. 35, of 61 East River street, Peru, was caught Monday night driving a car owned , by Paul McPherson, Bunker Hill, which had been taken from in front of the Bunker Hill school at 11 ajn, Monday. Loot which Tucker took from parked cars and the high school, police said, included two shotguns, a .20 gauge and a .12 gauge; a trumpet; groceries; a notebook; an empty gasoline can; two jackets; a cap; two hammers; a chalk- line; a pipe wrench; a flashlight; and a .small zipper bag. Police said he entered 13 cars in this city, one at Walton and one at Galveston. He also walked into the high school Monday afternoon and took the.-trump.et and notebook, according to police. Officers said after taking the McPherson car at Bunker Hill he came to Logansport by way of Galveston and Walton, stopping there to enter cars. He was arrested after, a squad car noted the license number of the car he was driving, which had been reported stolen. All officers in the area were notified and Deputy Sheriff George Shanks picked Tucker up when he saw him pull into a tavern parking lot at Seventeenth and Erie.. Tucker was arrested at Wabash about 15 years ago and given a 10 : year sentence when he admitted a series of purse snatchings in this city and at Peru, Kokomo and Wabash. He was also picked up here for window peeping, police said, but was turned over to Wabash authorities for auto theft at that time. Action Would Aid Race for U.S. Missiles Defense Secretary Doubts Big Increase In Pentagon Budget AUGUSTA, Ga. (UP)—Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy announced today after a conference with President' Eisenhower that the Defense Department may have to shut down some major military installations in the United States to meet the higher oasts 'of rocket and missile development next year. McElroy and W.J. McNeil, the assistant secretary of defense and Pentagon expert on budgetary matters, spent two hours with the. President this morning discussing defense spending for the rest of this fiscal year and the whopping budget for fiscal 1959. McElroy said he does not believe the President's announce- |ment of considerably higher defense expenditures next year would result in a major increase in the Pentagon budget. McElroy said the final budget figure was not settled today, but he thought it would be "completely possible" that some military installations in the United States would have to be closed down to meet the financial demands of the space age. As the meeting between the President and McElroy ended, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty announced that the chief executive Wiould make his third "chins up" speech to the American public from Cleveland, Ohio, on the night of Nov. 26. The President will speak under the auspices of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and will be .introduced by former Treasury Secretary 'Gaorge Humphrey.. . Hagerty said the subject of the Nov. 26 speech would be "the value of international cooperation in our nation's security.". McElroy also told a news conference that he expects to be able to provide additional units of the American medium range guided missile for European Allies "earlier than had been expected," He rejected the suggestion of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ithat the Soviet Union and the United States might run an accuracy contest to prove superjor- ity of their missiles and rockets. McElroy said he thought defense spending this yoar would remain within the area of about $38,500,000,000. He indicated he expected a material increase in fiscal 1959. He said he thought the 1959 increase would be "moderate" but that spending for defense purposes next year would be geared to national need in the light of Soviet scientific advances. The President issued a special statement Monday night in observance of "Equal Opportunity Day" asking an end to "all artificial discrimination" in the economic field. SHARP EXPLAINS PROPOSED SYSTEM Outlines 6-3-3 School Plan About two years from now, wheni Logansport has either a new high school or a new junior high'school, ninth-graders no longer will be a part of the high school. Instead, they will become a part: of the junior high school, along with .seventh and eighth-graders. This system, known as the "6-3-3" plan, is becoming increasingly more prevalent in cities wiCh populations of 10,000 or more. The advantages of this system, according to Charles L. Sharp, superintendent oE -city school, are numerous, while the disadvantages are few. At present, Logansport has a combination 8-4 and 6-6 plan with about half the seventh and eighth graders at Lincoln junior high school', which is combined with the high school; and half at Riley junior 1 high,- which is combined with Franfelin grade school. Under such a setup, students in these grades do not always get.as much individual attention as they would in a separate junior high school, Sharp feels. Authorities feel that the pupils Schaefer to Attend Civil Defense Meet Wayne Schaefer, Cass county .Civil Defense .chairman, will head a delegation of local Civil Defense officials going to Indianapolis Wednesday, Dec. 4, for a civil defense conference called by Gov. Harold Handley. . i Clifford Hart, chief of the aux- iliarx police, and representatives of both the police and fire departments -probably -will -attend also, Schaefer said. The conference will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the World War Memorial auditorium. Governor Handley has requested qualified authorities from Washington to brief the officials on the international situation and the state of missile research. The National Office of Federal Civil Defense Administration will present- the latest civU defense concepts. Newspapermen also have been invited to attend. PLAN ART SHOW MUNCIE (UP) - Ball State Teachers College was planning today for its fourth annual drawing and small sculpture show in March. Entries were expected from more than. 1,500 artists from all parts of the country. December Draft CalllsforTwo Cass county's draft call for December is for. two registrants, it was reported Tuesday by Mrs. Bernice Hawthorne, clerk of the local Selective Service. board. The selectees will report at the courthouse at 8:45 a.m. on Dec, 4 and will leave for the Indianapolis induction station by regular bus. FIRE AT TOOL FIRM W ABASH .(UP)—James Hipsher and Leo Kastner, owners of the Crown Tool Company, said 'today a fire at their plant caused about $70,000 damage. Officials believed Monday's fire started in the controls of an-automatic drier. Just One Line of Type One line, that'i all It took to sell twin beds. The reason? Simple. Pharos-Tribune and Press classified ads are read daily by 80,000 buyers. This ad ran only once and received 29 calls. TWIN beds, complete. Ph. xxxx. Now you probably think there is a catch to Uiis wonderful opportunity to get extra.cash (or those spare items around the house. There Is. You have to call us before we can relate your message to our. 80,000 readers. And that's easy enough. Just dial 4141 or stop in at the office and give you ad to a courteous adtaker. Plan Nuclear Stockpiles May Set "Up Missile Bases in Europe WASHINGTON («P)-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said today the United States is thinking of creating several nuclear stockpiles in convenient locations .in NATO countries. He also said the United States probably will explore-the possibility of establishing missile bases in continental European countries similar to those agreed to with Britain. Dulles, said, however, thg United States does not now heav opera tional intermediate range ballistic missiles (ERBM) ready for basing abroad. He said he supposes it will be about the end of 1958 before they will be available for such purposes. As for nuclear stockpiles, Dulles said NATO's atomic weapons should be dispersed. He said it would not be prudent to have all nuclear weapons in a single spot. He said the United States probably will first discuss setting up missiles bases in Europe with Gen. Lauris • Norstad, - supreme • allied commander of Europe. Then if those discussions 'indicate the IRBM bases would be feasible, the United States would talk with the foreign governments involved about actual locations. Dulles' missile base remarks were made at his weekly news conference. A reporter said that some European Allies don't want U.S. long-range missiles on their soil for fear of Soviet retaliation. In reply, Dulles said the United States ig not going to force missiles on any nation that doesn't want them. Furthermore, he said, Norstad told him only about two days ago that these missiles are very much • desired by America's NATO allies. Dulles added that the 'Allies' would have very considerable participation in the handling of these missiles. i In other, news conference developments Dulles: ••* —Expressed hope that Adlai El. Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate in- 1952 and 1950, wilt.come : iip with ideas and suggestions of his own that will help administration planning for next month's NATO summit conference in Paris. Dulles said Stevenson will be free to comment publicly on administration proposals but, he hopes that Stevenson in doing so will act with due regard for advancing the strength and unity of the free world. —Said he hopes to allay French fears that Western arms delivered to Tunisia would find their way to Algerian rebels. Dulles also said he wants to avert future misunderstandings that might grow out of the U.S.-British action in sending -small' arms shipments to Tunisia. He disclosed that this country thought, right up to the morning of Nov. M, that France herself would deliver weapons to Tunisia. He said U.S. planes waiting in Libya to carry arms to Tunisia were unloaded. The United States subsequently delivered arms when France did not. —Said he will talk here this weekend with German ' Foreign Minister Henrich "von Brehtano about problems confronting the December NATO meeting.'. "DEES AT "AGE ' ioF GREENWOOD (UP)—Mrs. Mary Young, who observed her 101st birthday anniversary Sept. 6; died Sunday,in the home of a daughter. She' lived in Rushvilk most of her life. . can receive much more individual attention if they are in a school of their own, where the teachers can specialize in that particular «ge group, without haying to spend part of their time on older, more advanced pupils, or with younger children in the elementary- grades. Perhaps the greatest advantage of including ninth graders now freshmen in the junior high school is that, from a psychological point of view, the system will lessen the sharp transition from junior high to high school. Sharp pointed out that when junior high ends at the eighth grade •level, children tend to become quite important during th« eighth grade, when they are the oldest pupils in the school. When they enter high school as freshmen, they are subjected to a sudden deflation of tfieir egos. By putting ninth graders in the same school with seventh and eighth graders, the move to high school will not be so disillusioning, inasmuch as sophomores are not looked dowp upon nearly as much as the lowly freshman, Sharp said, He also feels that th-» logical place for dividing the grades is between the ninth and tenth (sophomore) grades. Ninth graders have •more in common with seventh and eighth graders in such matters as attitude, outlook and physical development. The change will not affect the types of courses taken by ninth graders, nor will it affect their eligibility to participate in high school sports. Ninth grade courses will be considered in computing credits for graduation anj for college entrance, Just as they are now. Five nearby cities already are on the 6-3-3 plan, and at least one more plans to adopt th» system soon, Sharp said. Those operating on the plan now are Muncie, Jeff of Lafayette, Marion, Richmond and Anderson. Kokomo has a four- year high school at present, but will change to the three-year system. Since 1920, the number of separate junior high schools in the United States has increased from 55 to 3,227. Eighty-one p:r cent of these arc in communities with a population of 10,000 or mor«. Sharp said au'horities believe combined junior-senior high schools are more suitable for rural areas and smaller communities. Trustees already have decided that Logansport should have a separate junior high school. The problem facing the officals now is whether to build a new high school and convert the pre^nt building lo a junior high school, or to maintain the present high school and construct a junior high school building. Sharp said that if the latter plan is adopted, he feels it would ba necessary lo construct three jju- nior high school buildings, one for the southwest side of town, one for the north and west side, and one for the area between the two rivers. The school city already owns property in each of these areas. Building three schools would cut transportation requirements considerably, and would allow room for expansion as the city grows. TORNADOES, FLOODS Violent Storms Kill 29; Snow Snarling Midwest By in^TED PRESS A road - choking snowstorm stalled highway travel in much of the Midwest today, and severe thunderstorms lashed the South in the wake of damaging tornadoes. At least 20 persons have been killed in a series of violent storms since the weekend. Ten persons were killed Monday by 'tornadoes, lightning, floods and snows, five Orders Probe Of Jail Break Four Escapees Still At Large CROWN POINT, 3nd. (UP) mperoture Skids 22 Degrees Here Cold air which moved into Logaiuport Monday night gent the temperature down 22 de- greet in lens than ilx houri, from iS at & p.m. to 36 at midnight. Along with the cold air came high winds with guiWi estimated at 40 miles an hour. A few mow flakes fell early Tuesday morning, but melted upon reaching the ground. The temperature leveled oil at • 33 degrees at 4 a.m., climbing lo 34 at noon Tuesday. Little Rock Troops to Be Withdrawn WASHINGTON .(OP)-Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker announced today that all regular Army troops will be withdrawn from duty at Little Rock's Central High School the day before Thanksgiving. Brucker said "continuing stability" in the Little Rock school integration case makes it possible to pull out the last 225 men of the 101st Airborne Division on Nov. 27. The move will leave approximately 900 .federalized Arkansas National Guardsmen on duty to keep order and protect the nine Negro students, admitted to the high school under Federal Court order. The decision came four weeks after the Army sent 1,000 airborne troops to Little Rock from Ft. Campbell, Ky., on Sept. 24. President Eisenhower, at the same time, federalized 10,500 Air and Army National Guard troops. and weekend snows in the West claimed another five lives. A near blizzard which howled into the Midwest Monday dumped an average of 8 to 11 inches of isnow across Iowa, southern Min| nesota, northwestern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Wind gusts pf nearly 50 miles per hour" piled'the snow into deep drifts and cut visibility to near zero during the night. The Weather Bureau -reported travel in the snow area "is almost impossible." Highway authorities in the four states considered calling snow plows off the roads in some sections because they were in danger of being stalled and buried by snow. The edge of the snow line dipped into northwest Illinois with light falls reported on a line from Moline to Dubuque. Wind gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour, common across the state, cut visibility in the snow area. The Weather Bureau said the snow should end by midday as the storm moved northeast into Wisconsin. The clash of warm ani cold air in the South touched olf twisters Monday in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Heavy rains sent streams and rivers over their banks in sections of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Ken- Itucky.. National HUGE BARN BURNS RICHMOND (UP)—Fire has destroyed a $15,000 dairy, barn on the Esta Sexton farm five miles north of here for the second time in the Jast two years. Eight fire departments fought the blaze and saved corn storage bins. _ury will investigate J,!TB escape of seven,. ' prisoners from the Lake County"''' ,') Jail. . : ...,/ Holovachka made the announcement following a conference with sheriff Jack \Vest and Lake Criminal Judge William J. Murray at which he blamed Monday's escapt on laxity of jail guards. By "Monday"night," three of" the fugitives, including two accused murderers, were back in jail. The four others, one of them accused of slaying two women,"were still at large. Holovachka said the grand jury will call "what witnesses ar» necessary." The break was the biggest sine* the days of John Dillinger. Raymond Karr, 40, an accused slabber, surrendered quietly to police at his father's horns in Gary Monday. Later, Kenneth Pointer, 35, also charged with murder, and James Norman, 32, charged with grand larceny, were captured by police in Chicago. Meanwhile, a five-state search continued for the remaining mem- •bers of the getaway team and police had orders to "shoot to kill." Among those sought was George Brown, 25, the "Dunes killer," in two sex crimes who was scheduled for trial Monday. The seven prisoners made their pre-dawn escape Monday by bending the bars of a cell window with a metal table leg, then slipped tion. Flood-waters also forced a number of families to flee at Dayton and Morgantown, Tenn. Other floods forced evacuation of families at Reeves in Missouri's "Bootbeel" section, cloned at least 14 highways in Arkansas,^ and threatened the community of Hopkinsville; Ky. COMPROMISE NEW CASTLE (UI 1 )—A compromise in a suit against the will of Mrs. Minnie McCorraack meant today that $10,000 will, go to the improvement of children's facilities at Henry County Hospital. Mrs. ••• McCormack's will would have proviaed that proceeds from her estate would go lo establish a Henry County Orp'iians Home after the death of her daughter, Mrs. Joan K. King. Mrs. King filed the suit. enemy No. 1 John Dillinger in 1934. Fashioning a wooden pistol from a mop handle, Dillinger blustered his way out with a fellow convict, helped himself to a machine gun and drove off in the sheriff's -car. He was later shot down in front of a Chicago movie house. In addition to Brown, still at large were Houston E. Smith, 18, Keith E. Mack Dow, both charged with auto theft, and Wallace Mohammed, 18, charged with grand larceny. • MARION 2ND CLASS CITY MARION (UP)—A special census has raised Marion's population by 5,273 to 35,344 -since the 1950 decennial census, and the Grant County seat now is a second-clans city, Mayor Willard Blackman announced Monday. AG DEPARTMENT FORECAST More Cosh for Formers in 1958 By 3AYLORD P. GODWIN United Pre»» Staff Correipondent WASHINGTON (UP) — The Agriculture Department said today there may be more cash in farmers' pocketbooks next year, but .it won't come from an increase in farm income. Individual farmers may tally an increase in their ready cash from more off-farm employment, investments and the fact that there will .be fewer farmers on fewer farms to participate in the total farm earnings. Department economists writing in' "The Farm Income Situation" said farm income in 1958' is' expected to average about the same a* in 1957. ] At the same time the department's "The Farm Heal Estate .Market" said the total value of farm real estate on Nov. 1 was $114,700,000,000, a nicord high. This is 8 per cent greater than :farm real estate values on Nov. I, 1956, and 20 per cent higher than values four years ago. Farm income for the first nine months of 1957 was at an annual rate of $12,100,000,000, up 2 per cent from the corresponding period in 1956. The department said most of this increase was due to higher payments under the 1957 soil bank program. Gross farm income so far this year is up 2 per cent. Production expenses also are up 2 per cent. 1 The department said estimates for the whole year may differ somewhat from the January- September estimates, depending on what happens in the fourth quarter. Last year the fourth i quarter was high compared with the first three quarters. This year the fourth quarter rate is expected to be higher than the average o£ the. first three quarters. If this holds, net income for the year may be slightly higher than the annual rate of $12,100,000,000 for the first three quarters. With the farm, population on April 1 substantially lower than a year earlier, net income per person on farms will be higher than in 1956 or 1955.

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