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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, November 20, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC L INDIANA-Mostly cloudy and continued rather cold tonight and Thursday with scattered .snow flurries north and possibly central portions. Snow flurries occasionally heavy near Lake Michigan. Low tonight 25 to 30 north. Sunset 4:25 p.m.. Sunrise 6:35 a.m. *m>£ Q/ritmtte I "YOUR HOME TOWN KENVSPAPER } NOW IN OUR ,114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— All Department Phone -11 U LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1957. City's Growth Below Average Estimate Logansport's Population for 1957 at 23,500, Up 12 Per Cent Logansport's rate of population increase apparently is lower than the average.for* the state, according to a brochure, "Here is Your Indiana Government," published by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. The book shows the city's estimated population for 1957 as 23,500, as compared with an official count of 21,031 in the 1950 census. This is an increase of about 12 per cent. The s.verage for the state is a-bout 14 per cent. Most of the figures in the book are based on estimates made by local Chambers of Commerce, although a few cities have had official recounts taken since 1950. Harry Eisenbise, executive secretary of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce, said the esti- FAIRVIEW Parents Seek New School On South Side An organization with the purpose of securing a school on the Fairview Park site on the south side of the city was. formed Tuesday by a group of south side residents. About 50 persons met at the Jet: ferson school to organize the group, which will be known as the Parkview School Association. Mrs. Harry Coiner, 621 Schultz street, was named chairman of the group. She said Wednesday morning that the association plans to meet with the school board to discuss the possibility of a new school there. At present the south side has only one school,—Jefferson. Mrs. Cotner said Jefferson "is bulging at the seams." She added that "We think we need a new school, because our children don't get th* 1 right kind of . education when they are overcrowded." City school trustees already have discussed the possibility of building a school on the Fairview Park site. Don O'Neill, school board president, proposed at the last board meeting that bonds be issued to finance the construction. The new association plans to meet again early in December, at Jefferson school. Other officers chosen at Tuesday's meeting were: Mrs. Richard Delp, vice chairman; Mrs. Chester Porter, secretary; Mrs. Robert Clem, treasurer; and Mrs. Eugene Corcoran, reporter. Mrs. Cotner said organization of the group was first proposed by Mrs. Donald Speitel, president of the Jefferson PTA. Expect Floods in Ohio River Valley MOUNT VERNON (UP)—Heavy rain the past two weeks in the Ohio River Valley is expected to send the stream overflowing into unharvested corn fields in Posey County lowland areas. Farm experts said the stream may flow into "considerable acreage of ungathered corn in the low bottoms in Point Twp." The crest is due Saturday, and although it will be below actual flood stage a 30-foot level forecast would inundate farmland where corn still awaits harvesting. Fnll-L««ntd United Pr«» Wlr Day xnii Price Per Copy, Seven Cents RUSH ROCKET WORK VAST COLLECTION OF INDIAN LORE The harvest was delayed rain and slow drying. by Open Bids Dec. 17 On Highway Work INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indiana State Highway Department announced today bids will be opened Dec. 17 on nine construction and resurfacing projects. > Th« longest project involves 10.1 miles of U. S. 6 from U. S. 5:1 in Waterloo to the Ohio line. Other projects by counties include: Dekalb—1.2 miles on U. S. 6 from Butler to the Wabash railroad. Gibson—3.9 miles of U. S. 41 from the Southern Railway to '.3 miles north of Patoka. VOLCANO AT POLE LONDON (UP)—Soviet scientists claimed today to have discovered an active volcano in the North Pole area, Moscow Radio reported. The broadcast said the claim was made in Leningrad by Prof. Yakov Gakkel who said minerals of volcanic extraction had been discovered in samples of soil collected from the underwater Lomonosov Mountain Range. mate for this city is based or, the number of houses constructed, and new telephones, gas meters and light meters installed since 1950. He stressed that the figure for Logansport was purely an estimate. An official recount would cost upwards of $5,000, he said. The next official census will be taken in 1960. Logansport now ranks 39th .in the state as to population, Eisenbise said. According to the book, (he greatest increase among Indiana cities since 1950 was shown at Gary, where the population has grown by 35,000. Indianapolis was second, with an increase of 23,000. Other cities listed were: Hammond—17,500 • " South Bend—16,000 Terre Haute—14,000 Bloomington—13,000 Fort Wayne—11,000 New Albany—9,600 Marion—9,000 Evansville—7,350 Muncie—7,000 East Chicago—5,737 Kokomo—5,500 Richmond—5,500 Columbus—5,000 Hobart—5,000 Jeffersonville—5,000 Lafayette—5,000 Elkhart—4,650 Anderson—3,820 Eisenbise said Logansj>ort's lag may ' be due to several factors. Among these are the need for more ndustrial employment opportunities and the fact that many young persons leave the city after completing high school. He said those who go to college often take jobs in other cities af- er graduation. Those who do not attend college frequently move to "cirger cities where opportunities ;o learn trades, such as mechanics, are greater. Floyd Gish of near Cnmden has collected more than 8,000 pieces of Indian artifacts in his 50 years with that hobby. Most of them came from Cass, Carroll,. White and Tippecanoe counties. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Proposes Improvements For Roads Indian Lore Quite A Hobby Floyd Gish, Camden, Explains Collection CAMDEN — Floyd Gish who lives two miles west of here has probably stooped as much as any man around. But he did not bend over for exercise alone. He did it in pursuit of a hobby that has beset him since he was a tot. Gish, now 59, has been intensly interested in early Indian lore and artifacts since his dad gave him two arrow heads, an axe, and a celt in 1904. That was the spark that sent him off four years later toward his own artifacts. He continued the pastime with avidity until now he has more than 8,000 pieces of stone, flint, metal, and slate. • He proudly asserts that most of these he has picked up himself in the corn field, in the garden; on TWO MISSING Capture Two Escapees In Illinois Police Net MATTOON, III. (UP) — Two escaped prisoners from the Lake County, Ind., jail, one. of them a confessed rape murderer, were captured early today in a police net thrown around this central Illinois city. The capture of George Brown, 25, the "Dunes killer" of two women, and Keith Mac Dow, charged with auto theft, climaxed a two-state chase in which Dow's alleged talents were drawn on heavily. Police said the two men had stolen and abandoned at least five cars since they and five other men broke out of the county jail in Crown Point, Ind., Monday morning. It was the first gataway made at the jail since Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger bluffed his way out with a wooden pistol in 1934. Three of .the other escapees were captured within 24 hours in the Chicago-Gary area. PETITIONS the hill, by the river - all in the stole a car in Garyton, Ind., Tues-i four counties of Tippecanoe, White, day afternoon which was subse-j na«« nnn (rarrnll n_. LJ._.I • ••»» _ _T I Seek Flasher Or Stop Sign On S. Cicott Petitions requesting the state highway department to erect a stop Authorities said. Brown, and Dow' s j gn O r flasher signal at the junc- | tion of South Cicott street and state Cass, and Carroll. Often, too, he had help from,'Greentown, Ind. Iquently spotted in Warsaw, and road 25 at thc southwest edge of Bishop Bennett, Lafayette, Dies Bishop John G. Bennett, 66,! died at 11:15 a. m. Wednesday in the St. Elizabeth's hospital, Lafayette. His death followed an illness of five years from a heart ailment and complications. Bishop Bennett had served as head of the Catholic diocese of Lafayette, which includes Logansport, ever since that diocese was formed thirteen years ago. He was born Jan. 20, 1891, at Dunnington, Ind., and attended St. Joseph's college and St. Meinrad's seminary. He Was ordained a priest on. June 27, 1914 by Bishop Aldering. Bishop Bennett first served as assistant pastor of St. Patrick's church at Fort Wayne, and then was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's church, Garrett, where IIP remained until he was appointed the first Bishop of the new diocese on Nov. 14, 1944, by Pope Pius XII. He was consecrated Bishop on Jan. 10, 1945, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, and a week later was installed as the Bishop of the diocese by Archbishop Schulte, D. D., of Indianapolis. During the thirteen years of his service, Bishop Bennett devotee his life to organizing the cannoi- cal 'institutions required by cannon law. He visited every parish and mission throughout the diocese. > After his illness prevented him from carrying on with his duties, the Holy See, on May 4, 1956, .appointed Bishop John J. Carberry as Co-Adjutor Bishop to Bishop Bennett'with the right of succession. Taylor Asks Speedup In Production BULLETIN WASHINGTON (UP) — Defense Secretary Nell H. McElroy said today the U.S. In is "good shape" on its Intermediate range ballistic missiles and (here "probably" will be a speed-up in developing anti-missile missile defenses. friends who knew of his hobby. Many an Indian slate or celt or flint was churned up from the earth by a plow. The artifacts can be traced, some of the time, to Indian civilizations that came before the Miami or the Pottawattamie — even INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — A sug-j'as far back to 400 b. c, gestion was made today that Ind- ' " iana county commissioners spend a dime out of every dollar they receive in road money for improvements to prevent accidents, Claude Hodson, Decatur County, secretary of the Indiana Association of County Commissioner, said county commissioners are responsible for maintenance of 76,000 miles of rural roads, most of them not designed for modern traffic. Hodson also recommended adoption of modern accident records systems by counties. The report was made at -a rural traffic safety conference called by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. Keynoter at the conference was Vernon C. Anderson, Handley's administrative 'assistant. Anderson said that a decrease this year in fatal accidents on state and federal highways and city streets nearly was offset by a 20 per cent increase in deaths on county roads. • Paul J. Grimme, Tipton County sheriff, recommended radar devices for use by county law enforcement authorities to cut speeding on county roads handling more than twice as ! much traffic as six years ago. Grimme said counties should have speed limits. He said the 65 miles an hour, state speed limit is too fast for rural.roads. TOO WINDY Stetler Postpones His Canoe Voyaqe to Dixie * -"• . r BURLINGTON — Elmer,Stetler|river was too low and the winds has called .off his canoe trip to j were too high. He said he .had to New Orleans until next- spring, be towed the last six miles into The 74-year old Burlington man returned to his home here late Saturday night after getting as far as Shawneetown, 111., which is just beyond the point where the Wabash river joins the Ohio. Stetler said he had to abandon his plans temporarily because the Shawneetown because he could make no headway against the winds. He's not giving up, however. The retired farmer stored his boat and equipment at Shawneetown and plans to finish thi: trip next May. Gish said that back then they had a lot of time and patience, without which they could not haive come up with such works of art. One of the customs which seem a trifle odd today was that of hanging pieces of slate over their bodies — slates which came in a number of shapes. First the Indian would slick the slate down with sand and water. Then he would, put a hole in each side of the slate. The drills they had were narrow pieces of flint that they had whittled to a sharp, rocky point with the use of an antelope antler. With these antlers they used to bevel their arrow heads and their spears also. One archaelogist said all such beveled, flint were used as knives. Gish disagreed. He thought they were beveled i;o that a spear would twist and gouge into a buffalo, causing a hole in him as big as a .45. Such disputes are to Gish one of the fascinating facts of the study. So many points are ipure conjecture that one is constantly searching and analyzing' all 'evidence to find out what people did and how they lived eons ago. Others in Indiana can be found in that study also. In 1950 the group formed an Indian Relic Society, of which Gish is a charter member. • At an artifact exhibit at the state fair Gish won second prize tor his collection, second only to Earl Townsend of Indianapolis, a former athletic star at thc Univeristy of Michigan. Hundreds of collectors are\over the country. A friendly rivalry -exists between them over a coveted celt or flint. But withal, one thing that a sincere collector cannot tolerate is the faker who passes off an artifact as original when actually it was made six months ago in a factory. Gish had a wary word about those who stooped to such means. He would, much rather stoop in the field and by the river, so that he knows what he has is genuine sample of the work of aborigines. It was next seen behind a warehouse at Urbana, 111., but the two men slipped through a police net in another stolen car, raced to Tolono, switched cars again, evaded several road blocks and crashed into 1 one, and finally took off afoot in Mattoon. Mattoon Police Capt. Ed Horn said extra police' forces were called in from surrounding areas to comb the city, searching Dow out with a spotlight shortly after midnight. Brown, meanwhile, had stolen another car and was arrested by state police at a road block near the edge of the city. Horn said a 20-gauge shotgun was found in one of the autos Brown and Dow abandoned. The escaped prisoners were transferred to the Coles County jail at Charleston, 111. ' Still at large are Houston E. Smith, IB, charged with auto theft, and Wallace Mohammed, 18, charged with grand larceny. Lake County jail authorities said the seven men escaped from disciplinary cells, in which they had been put on a "bread and water" diet, by forcing back the cell bars with a metal table leg. Captured earlier were Raymond Karr, 40, charged with killing his Logansport are being circulated by the South Side Improvement Association. Ike to Play Golf Today AUGUSTA, Ga. (UP)— President Eisenhower - planned to devote most of his time today at the Dixie White House to relaxation and a possible round of golf. He plans to return to Washington Thursday. . Eisenhower has kept in touch with defense and foreign affairs by telephone and Tuesday conferred with Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy and his staff. McGeorge Bubel, president of the F Elroy spent two. hours with the on a flyn visito group, said Wednesday the peti- 1 CUS s defense spending and the fed- tions would be sent to the highway j eral budget. department as soon as sufficient signatures are obtained. He said at least 500 persons were expected to sign the petitions. The petitions call on the state to recognize the junction as a "dangerous and hazardous intersection," and lists seven reasons why the state should erect a stop sign or flasher signal. These reasons include: that Ind. 25 is a heaviy traveled state highway; that heavy traffic from the state hospital, southwest of the city on 25, is evident at all times; that the special education school is being constructed on South' Cicott street; that the National Guard armory, where numerous public gatherings are held, is located on South Cicott street; that the number of residences in that section of the city has greatly increased in the last few months; and for the safety, of the citizens. The petitions also point out that future plans include construction of a grade school on South Cicott uncle; Kenneth Pointer, 35, also street. A Parkview School Associa- charged with murder; and James tion Was formed Tuesday night by Norman, 32, charged with glary. bur- southside residents in "an effort to secure a school on the Fairview Brown" whom authorities said may have been the ringleaden of the escape group, broke out a few hours before he was to have gone on trial in the slaying in 1956 of Mrs. • Mildred Grigonis, 29, East Gary beauty operator. Brown led police to a New Chicago site last April where Mrs. Grigonis' body was found buried, eight months after she was slain. Brown also was charged with the slaying of Lana Brock, 16, New Chicago, whose body was found ouried near Mrs. Grigonis' grave site in October, 1956, Brown pleaded innocent by reason of insanity in the Grigonis slaying. He is a former mental patient at Norman Beatty Memorial Hospital at Westville. WIFE-KILLER INDICTED ROCHESTER (UP)—A Fulton County grand jury indicted Donald Reno, 47, Tuesday in the pistol slaying of his wife, Dorothy, 43, a month ago. Park site. Wasted Time Is Of No Advantage That makes N sense and so does advertising in the Pharos-Tribune and Press classified section. Someone got tired of looking for a ridtnz horse and did the smart thing: advertised in the Pharos-Tribune and Press classified • section. WANTED TO BUY: Riding horse for children at reasonable price. Ph. xxxxx. This happy ad buyer found a riding horse because he told 80,000 people his need with Thar-. os-Trlbune and Press classified ad. Dial 4141 and a trained ad- taker will help you phrase your ad totaling the t best results possible. The secretary announced following the meeting that the United States will begin furnishing intermediate range missiles to Britain and some other European nations some time in 1959. . White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty announced following the conference that Eisenhower will deliver the third of his "chins up" speeches at Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 26. Bowling Green Man Wins.Annual Soil Conservation Title LAFAYETTE (UP) - Max R. Schroer, Bowling Green, was announced Tuesday as 1057 winner in the annual Indiana Soil Conservation Contest. Schroer accomplished the record on a 160 - acre farm. Second place in Area 2 was won by Kendal and Dale Hayhurst, T e r r e Haute. ' In Area 3, Lincoln and Tom Crane, Loogootee, won first and George Rowlett, Lexington, second. In Area 1, Ray Freeman, Avilla, was first and Everett. Gibbons, Argos, second. Cass Youth Entered In Grain, Hay Show Maurice Frantz, 17, Walton,, will be among the corn exhibitors in the International Gram and Hay Show during the International Livestock Exposition in the Chicago Amphitheatre Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, The Walton youth, who was 'a regional winner in the Grain and Hay Show in 1954, will be competing for the title of Corn Prince. The grain show will be housed in Donovan Hall, newest Amphitheatre addition, and will include nearly 1,500 crop samples from 24 states and five Canadian provinces. VANDALISM UP Petty Offense Reports Jump During Week An unusual climb in break-ins and vandalism casos during the past five days was rioted today by WASHINGTON (UP)—The United States today rushed rocket production hoping to put them in European defensive positions by 1959. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor at the same time urged a speedup in development of an anti-missile missile as a defense to any Russian ocean - spanning rockets. The step-up in 1,500-mile intermediate range ballistic missiles is expected to mean a further cutback in U.S. military manpower and domestic bases. Top defense officials have given clear indications their budget going to Congress in January will | have a lot of production money for IRBM's not previously counted on before Russia put two Sputniks into orbit around the globe. Target Dale Mid-1959 Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy said Tuesday the United Stales would start supplying Britain with intermediate ballistic missiles "before mid-1959." He said shipments to other allied nations would "have to follow" later. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had made clear earlier that this country would press its plans to ring Russia with intermediate atomic missiles on the assumption She weapons would be availabla about the end of 1958. Dulles, who also revealed that this country was considering setting up several atomic stockpiles in Europe, conceded'that the United States still does not have arf operational intermediate missile rejdy for use by the troops. city, police, who could offer no explanation for the rash Three vandalism cases were reported last Friday, including paint smeared on the windshield of one car, a hole broken in the back Will Seek Permission. But he said this country "very . . . .likely" would open negotiations of misde- with its Europc , an a i lies for pg r . mission to establish bases when the weapons are available. . The idea would be to offset Russia's claimed possession of a 5,000- mile intercontinental missile by window of another, and porch steps | ringing the Soviet Union with the broken by a large rock. Saturday police received a report of-the fender <>f a car being dented and a hole put in it, apparently with a ha;nmer, and investigated the entry and ransacking of & home. Two broken window incidents were noted on Sunday when a rock -was thrown through a window at Small's Bakery, 1 Eel River avenue, and the same thing occurred at the Staggs General Tire store, 213 Souti Third street. Breaic-in at the looal high school and a southside service station' rrovided more serious business for :he police Monday. Burglars got $159'.99 at the Pure Oil service station at Burlington avenue and Main street, . while an' estimated >12 to $15 in a money box .was taken at the high school. The wave of minor crime re>orts continued Tuesday with two jroken-window incidents and two jreak-ins, although nothing was reported missing Mowing the en- •ies. Several windows were broken at :he Cities Service station, 1730 Sast Market street, and one was broken in the garage of a local resident. Break-ins were reported at • the root beer swnd on South Cicott street and at a vacant house on Race street. The broken-window cases Tuesday brought the total of such resorts for a one-week period to six, including the two Sunday, the car window broken Friday and the smashing of nine windows in the Riley-Eranklin sclwol on West, Miami avenue a week ago Tuesday. , shorter-range but equally deadly intermediate missile. McElroy hinted that the Defense Department might go ahead with production of both intermediate missiles now under test. They are the Army Jupiter and the Air Force Thor. Earlier at Augusta, the secretary said the defense budget may climb as high as 40 billion dollars next year. Defense spending now is running at a rate of about $38,400,000,000 and may.go higher before the current fiscal year ii Boord Will Discuss ' Removal of Chimney Action by the city to remove the chimney from the Slater estat* property at Seventh and' Broadway will be brought up at the weekly Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday afternoon in th« mayor's office, according to Robert Buck, building commissioner. Heirs to the Slater estate were notified by mail last week that unless they took immediate steps toward removal 01 il>e chimney, which is crumbling, the city would be torcc-d .to remove it, since it has become a haz' rd to pissersby. FALSE FIRE ALARM COLUMBUS (UP)—Rural firemen drove four miles over muddy dirt roads in a hilly area Tuesday to answer a fire alarm turned In by a small girl who telephoned and said her aunt's house w«j burning. When they reached the scene they found no fire and no sign as to the identity of the child who turned in the false alarm.- A GOOD TRY LONGVIEW, Tex. (UP) — Two men held for investigation by Marshall, Tex., police in connection with a recent holdup had an airtight alibi. They were in jail at Longview when the robbery occurred. PLUCKY ATTEMPT Homesickness Forces Roy to Leave Hospital MONROE, Wis. CJP>—A homesick boy made a plucky attempt to return to the home he hasn't seen since a bullet pierced every vital organ in his upper body less than a month ago. Edward Hoffman, 13^ stole r.way from the hospital at which he .was making a "miraculous" recovery Tuesday and braved a driving rain for seven blocks. He was clad only in a bathrobe and pajamas. Hospital authorities said Edward was "soaked to the .skin" when he completed the first lap of hi* jour- ney at his sister's home. Running a temperature, he wai whisked back to the hospital where he was taken several weeks ago when a pistol was accidentally discharged and a bullet pierced his heart, liver and other organs. His fever' dropped, however, when 1 hospital authorities told Edward he'd soon be able to return to his home in Monticello, about 12 miles away. Asked why he had slipped out of the hospital, Edward. laid: "I wai homesick."

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