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Logansport-»-Partly cloudy, cool tonight. Warmer, fair, Tuesday. Low tonight 30, high Tuesday in 40s! Sunset today 4:24 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 6:42 a.m. High 40, low 28, 6 a.m. Wednesday outlook: Little change. YOUR HOME TOWN :NEWBF»APER NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Uepnrtm I'lioiie 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 25, 1957. Full-Lc»ii<vl United Pr«u Wire" Price Per Copy, Seven Cents DECORATE CITY STREETS City light department employes arc shown above as they began decorating downtown streets Monday morning for the Christmas season with streamers of evergreen boughs and colored lights. Street department employes Tuesday will begin attaching Christmas trees and strings i>f colored lights to the light poles on each downtown corner. Decoration of the city is scheduled for completion by Saturday, when stores will start remaining: open until 9 p.m. for the convenience of shoppers. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) RUSS ICBH Brucker Urges Production of ; IRBM State Gets Check for $ Million INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The State of Indiana got a million dol- Jupiter Missile . lar check today. But nobody .knows Output Will Be - what ;, s for Stepped Up Soon , flle check came {rgm the ^ WASHINGTON (UP) - Army. Treasury, It was for a flat million Secretary Wilber M. Brucker re-|_ no odd doilars ot cents . vealed Sunday night he has urged „„. . , , ., , , . immediate production of the 0«"uals of the stale treasi ^ ^ Army's Jupiter intermediate range ; office were mystified. They said'b om b said today that Russia may ballistic missile (IRBM). I l-he check did not specify what the nave or oon W JM. have an j nler . He conceded, however the De-' money was for and no leUer ac " continental ballistic missile Says Acurrafe Enough to Hit Cities in U.S. 'Father' of H-bomb Testifies At Opening Of Defense Hearings By JAYTO.V MOORE United Press Sluff" Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP) - Dr. Ed. !\vard Teller, "father"' of the H- ferise Department is "justified" in waiting to be sure before it de- cies whether to choose between the Jupiter and the Air Force Thor T go ahead with both. Brucker said the nose-cone of a Jupiter "and the process that has made it" have solved the problem of re-entering the earth's atmosphere and the missiles "with now." Army can make that nose cone companied it to explain. "It doesn't make sense to me," said Mrs. Mary Fife, a bookkeeper Tor Sr.ate Treasurer Adnlnh Fossler. "I can't dope it out." Deputy Treasurer Charles Bry- curate enough to hit American cities. He said the United States fell be. hind in the race into space because it waited until it had a nuclear warhead for its long-range ant said he had no idea what the missile "and by that time it. waj check was for. Officials sair' it is rare to get a government check for a round- numbered sum. The only clue was a return ad- He scoffed at Soviet claims to dress on the envelope containing have won the arms race and as- country is ahead of IRBM development. COOPERATION Dulles, Brentano Agree On Closer NATO Ties WASHINGTON (UP) — German ation among NATO allies. Foreign Minister Heinrich Von Although it was not spelled out Brentano and' Secretary of State, spec j ficallv _ Brentano',s concern serted this Russia in . However he defined an IRBM as a 1,500-mile missile and conceded Russia probably is ahead in BOO- mile ballistic missiles. Made TV Appearance Brucker made the statements on the CBS television program "Face The Nation" amid these other de- the check which safd, "Treasury Department, Bureau of Accounts, Division of Deposits and Investments, Investments Branch, 1 Washington, 25, D'.C." too late." Teller was the first witness as the Senate Preparedness subcommittee opened its investigation of the U.S. missile and satellite programs with a warning that the nation faces a greater crisis than at Pearl Harbor. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Tex.), .the subcommittee chairman, said ir. check represented payment for matured securities held by some stale agency like the State Teacher Retirement Funu. But he said that was only a guess. velopments in the missile-satellite field: —The Senate Preparedness Subcommittee planned to begin public hearings today on the U.S. missile race with Russia. Its first scheduled witness, Dr. Edward Teller, "father of the H-bomb, said Sunday night the United States has „ „ „, lost a battle comparable to Pearl RESEDA,. Calif. (UP) Harbor by letting Russia ! speedlng aijtomoblle ' 5arl y get ahead in the rocket race crashed through a house here and —Dr. Joseph''Kaplan head of came to rest In the back y ard . - fatally injuring a man and critically, injuring his wife, as they slept. Speeding Car Crashes Into House; 1 Dead _ the U.S. "commitfe7for"the C °Intert'f at ? n . y . " national Year, pre cal consultations inside the North ' crisis that erupted last week when Atlantic Treaty Organization., the -United States and Britain sent Brentano Sunday wound up two '. «™ * fa . rtor talks here for * rencn oojecti Politics Thc Key over violent days of preparatory talks here for the NATO Council "summit" meeting in Paris next month.. The U.S German discussions .centered on gtates shares finding ways and means tor :grentano be i ieves the united u«i.«jiiai •wwupuj'biuiu i ear. 'pre-'r™! 7 , ,, ».,, dieted this country will launch an The 9°W lss 2-year-old child es- earth satellite before the original ; Caped Jnj ' Ury ' target date of March. Howard H. Hamilton, 28, died —Lockheed Aircraft Corporation achieving closer political cooper- view that NATO's principal problems Death Claims Former Head Of Neal Home Mrs. Dora Hartman Kraut, former president of the Ncal home board and the widow of Henry A. Kraut, well known local grocer, died Sunday morning at the Batterson nursing home in Santa, One result of the Paris meeting . .Cruz, Calif., following a lingering foreseen oy Bremano, was a Jieaus are political rather than military, informed sources reported. Bren- ta.no is said to have pointed out' that NATO's military situation has remained unchanged since the: 194B Communist coup in Czechoslovakia. Brentano and Dulles said they wore well satisfied with the outcome of the talks. The German foreign minister said th« discussions had helped "strengthen the bonus of coru'idence and understanding." has been awarded .an Air Force contract to make studies of a reconnaissance satellite which may be built and launched in the early 1960's, according to government sources. Making Economy Check —The House Government Operations Committee disclosed it has begun an investigation to determine the extent that economy curbs, waste and duplication may have hampered scientific research. —The Republican National Committee accused the Democrats of reducing U.S. defense to a "dan- Top Level Talks Sc c n illness. Mrs. Kraut was born' in this W government directive to Ue-ai- uaace's toreign ministers to .study •» I'M anrt Mrs Henrv Hart- CIOSeJy what can be done city to _Mr. and Mrs Henry Hart h emv(j such man. She was married April 24, to such a unified policy. mo to Henry A Kraut, who died .Brentatno and Dulles also dis- Dec'22 1940 after-many years in! cusscu ^°ser scientmc coopera- Uie grocery business here. • 4<"' "> WA10 to cooroirime wesc- Mrs. Kraut had been a member, of the board of directors of the local Neal home for approximately thirty years, serving as president of the board during the last thirteen years of that period, 1 from 1935 to 1948. She also was a lifelong member of the St. James Lutheran church. Survivors are three sons, William L. Kraut, 101 East Market, and Henry J. Kraut, route 4, retired local grocers; Paul G. Kraut, 500 West Linden.' local business man; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Flynn, 130 Wheatland avenue; four grandchildren, Robert Sayre, of New Orleans; Tom Kraut, Chicago; Doranne Heimlich and l^oree Kraut, both of Logansport; and one great- granddaughter. ' There are three sisters, Mrs. Louise Menzel and Mrs.. Lydia Wiley, both-of Santa Cruz; and eru euons LO eaten up wiun recent bqyiet scientific advances. French foreign Minister (Jnnsuan rineau proposed sucn a "oram pool" during taiKS here earner this ween. Before leavihg Idlewild 'Airport in.iNew iork'ior Home Sunday Brentano held a surprise meeting wun Jr'ineau. The two men evaluated the information tney had gathered here on U.S. policies. Rev. Benjamin bush ixjccumos at 74 ViNCENNES (UP) _-A prominent' rtesoyterian minister; suffered a heart attack on a railroad train today and died shortly iafter- ward in a hospital. The Rev. .benjamin J. Bush, 74, Bowling Green, Ky., became ill aboard a Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad train as it miared Vincennes. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and died less than an hour after the attack. Mrs. Carolyn Johnson, Grand Island, 111. The body will be returned toj Authorities said Rev, Bush was the McCloskey-Harhilton funerall.iisted in "Who's Who" as a, retired gerously low level" when they were, in office. Bracker claimed the nose cone of a Jupiter-C missile, which was shown to the nation on TV by President Eisenhower, was "t h e first nose cone that we know of in the world that could . . . reenter the atmosphere and, of course, hit the target." • • • The U.S. government assumes that the Russians have solved 'the reentry problem for missiles. Charles B. Spencer Taken by Death Charles B. Spencer, 73, of, 321 Burlington avenue, died at 11:10 a. m. Monday at Memorial hospital, where he had been admitted Thursday. A lifetime resident of Logansport, he was born in 1884 to William and Julia Bennett Spencer. He was a retired plumbing and heating, contractor. He was a member of the Broadway Methodist church, Tipton lodge No. 33 F & .AM. Chapter and " Council; knights Templar, Murat Shrine, Naptown; local Shrine club. Order of Eastern Star, and the Elks lodge. Surviving are his wife, Elsie; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Alyce Denham, 2111 East Broadway, and two grandchildren. 1 Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rites; are pending. at a hospital from injuries suffered ,when the'Car wheels passed over him. His wife, Carmella, 24, was reported in critical condition. Police booked Alex Magis, 39, driver of the car, on manslaughter charges. Officers said he had been drinking. He' was uninjured. Officers said the car caromed into the Hamilton home at the end of a dead-end intersection of two streets after bitting three parked cars. Police said the Magis car crashed into the front bedroom where the Hamiltons were sleeping, caromed 'through into a rear bedroom and ,out the back wall, nudging the crib of their small daughter a it passed. $2,272 Gained For Seal Sale Contributions to the Cass county Christmas Seal campaign reached $2272 Monday morning, according to Mrs. Eileen Huston, executive secretary of the county Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Huston said $1773 came from city residents, with the rest from the county. Five township chairmen turned in contributions over the weekend. They were: Mrs. Russell Baker, Harrison township, $59.50; Mrs. Harry Fitzer, Clinton township, $50; Mrs. D. S. Hollingsworth, Clay township, $45; Mrs. Clifford DeHaven, Washington township, $46; and Mrs. Carl Hendryx, Noble township, $40.50. BLAME CARBON MONOXIDE LAFAYETTE (UP)--Tippecanoe County Coroner Robert E. Williams said today that Mrs. Marilyn Haney, Lafayette, apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning. -Williams said he would make an officjal . report after complete tests. Mrs. Haney was found dead in a parked car on a county road several" weeks ago under mysterious circumstances. demand from greatest effort lory." the nation "the! in American his- Urges Speed Up Teller told the investigators he believes the Russians. have de» veloped and tested intercontinental! ballistic missiles (ICBM's) as they claim, but he added a hope that they have not produced them in sufficient numbers to be put into operation. He .said he "believes they either have "pr .will have in a short time" ICBM's which are accurate enough to h'it such American cities! as Houston, Tex. The Hungarian - born scientist, now associate director of the University of California radiation laboratory at Livermore, Calif., warned that unless the United States steps up its military missile program "there is no doubt that the Russians will leave u:> behind and way behind." Under questioning by special counsel Edwin L. Weisl, Teller said- continued testing of nuclear weapons is "absolutely necessary." ' Solve Re-entry Problem He said the United States.has developed a "clean type bomb" which "is already effective in that it cuts out 95 per cent of radioactivity." Teller said Russia's space satellites have "very^ great significance," both 'militarily and scientifically, because they show Russian technological progress. He said the Russian Sputniks of themselves were not positive proof that the Soviets have the ICBM. But he said it would be a "great mistake to proceed under the assumption that they are only bluffing" in claiming to have developed the long-range v missile. He said it is "reasonable to believe" that the Russians, like ,.th« United States, have solved the re*entry problem—the means of getting a missile back through the earth's atmosphere without'it burning up from friction. Russia Closes- Gap Reciting his view of Soviet achievements, Teller expressed the belief that Russia: —Has not caught up but is closing the gap in the field of nuclear weapons. --Is abreast in aircraft. —Is well ahead in missile development. The. investigation,. got underway amid charges by both Democrat!! and Republicans that the opposi: tion party was responsible for the missiles lag. A special issue of the GOP publication, "Straight from the Shoulder," accused former Democratic administrations of reducing U.S, military power to "a dangerously low level." The publication was in response to charges'by the Democratic. Advisory Council that the Eisenhower administration "has" 1 increasingly starved our national defense." TWO SELECTEES LEAVE FOR TRAINING Richard Galbrcath of Logansport and Edward Lee Bucks of Young America wave goodfoy as they leave by bus for the induction station at Indianapolis to begin military training. They left Monday morning, representing Cass county's November call under the Selective Service program. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) NEW CHARGES Claims Reds Peinetrate Committees in Congress WASHINGTON (UP)—The chair, man of the House Committee on Un-American Activities said Sunday night that Communists have penetrated Congressional committee rooms and the offices of individual 'Congressmen. Rep. Francis E. Walter (D-Pa.) reported "a new techniques ol Communist .penetration of government" which he said "is exemplified by the. official association of an identified member of the "Vacation" For School Children Children in city and county public schools will enjoy a four-day weekend this week, with all schools closing Wednesday afternoon for Thanksgiving. City schools will close at 2:30 p.m.'Wednesday and will resume classes Monday morning at the regular time. County schools also will close Wednesday afternoon, but pupils there will have to wait until the regular closing time. This will be the last vacation for the pupils until the long Christmas recess. At that time city pup. ils will have a slight advantage over those from the county. All schools will close Dec. 20, but county School will re-open Jan. 2, while the city schools will remain closed until Jan. 6. Bulletin UNITED NATIONS (UP)—Sec. retary - General Dag Hammar- skjold is expected to leave for thc Middle East soon to attempt to ease, thc embittered situation between Jordan and Israel, delegation sources said today. $9,000 IN CASH BURNS INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark was destroyed by fire today. Clark, a steelworker, told authorities the loss included $9,000 in cash, the couple's life savings, which was kept in a plastic bag. CABINET OK'S BENSON'S PROGRAM home. Funeral are pending. arrangements Judge J. A. Emmert Heads State Court INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Judge James A. Emmert of Shelbyville today became chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court in the semi-annual rotation. Judge Dewey Kelley of Whiting became chief judge of the Indiana Appellate Court. Emmert succeeded Judge Norman F. Arterburn of Vincennes and Kelley succeeded Judge Harry Crumpacker of Michigan City. i ' Pres5yterian minister who served as chairman of the scholarship committee of the World Council of Churches, helped rehabilitate European churches after V/orld War II and was widely known as a college lecturer. Plan to Expand U.S; Farm Surplus Exports LIFE IMPRISONMENT INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - Buck Russell, 51, Indianapolis,, was sentenced to life imprisonment today on his plea of guilty to a murder charge in the slaying of his girl friend, Freddie Poindexter. Russell was sentenced by Judge Saal Rabb jn Marion Criminal Court 2, in the slaying last July 7. WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson has won Cabinet approval of a plan to expand farm surplus.ex- ports by 50 per' cent, an. authoritative source told the United Press. .The source said the plan won Cabinet endorsement at a meeting Friday. At the' same meeting it was reported Benson won renewed backing by President Eisenhower for his bid,to reduce farm price-support floors. At Benson's urging the administration will askiCongress to au- thorize'sales 'of'!%,- billion dollars worth of farm surpluses in return for foreign currencies, in the fiscal year beginning next Julyl, it was reported. Similar sales in the current fiscal year are limited by law to one billion dollars. The administration is sure to find many members of Congress sympathetic to such an increase. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D- Minn.) already has said he will propose doubling the sales authorization to two billion dollars, At the Cabinet meeting last Friday .Benson is said to have out. lined his entire package of farm per cent of the "fair earning pow- proposals for the next session of i er " parity level. Congres"s. "There was no opposition from the President or any member pf the -Cabinet," an informed source said. "Benson's program is still the President's program." In addition to the stepped-up export program, Benson's "package" of farm proposals was believed to include: —Scrapping, the present 75 per cent of parity price support floor for major crops -and replacing lit with a lower figure, probably 60 —Authorizing some increas-es in planting allotments for controlled crops to compensate farmers for lower prices. —More research to develop new markets for surplus crops. Benson's recent 24-day round- the-world trip to study surplus export markets has increased if any thing, his belief in the benefits such sales are bringing both to the United States and the purchasing countries. l Communist apparatus with agencies and members of the United States Congress." He did not name the committees or Congressmen involved. But he cited as an example of the alleged penetration the work .of a Washington economist, Lumer. Identifies Lumer Walter said Lumer had been identified by a witness or witnesses "under oath as a member of the Communist Party and a former member of a Communist cell in the Office of Price Administration," a World War II agen- Loss in Barn Fire $15,000 Roof of Munson Garage Also Burns Joe Munson, route 1, Walton, Monday estimated the loss at $15,000 in a fire which destroyed the barn and damaged the garage on .the Mrs. Owen Munson farm, a Wilfred {mile west and three miles south of Walton, where he is Ihe tenant. Tlie loss was partially covered by Destroyed along with the barn were 4.000 bushels of oats, between 600 and 700 boles of hay, 500 bales of wheat straw, between 400 and 500 bushels of grain sorghum, and some small tools, Munson said. The fire of undetermined origin cy. He sali Lumer had invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions about Communist Party membership at a I was discovered at 3 p.m. Saturday closed meeting of the committee i ^ Munson's 6-year-old son, Ter- last Wednesday i rar.ce-, who had been outdoors Lumer. promptly denied he was! sk . a .!"* °" ti)e iee on a sma " P° nd rHnr f-VvmVMMnict .KcAinlin* !„ V,ic- W »«e MUnSOH W3S picking COm. under Communist discipline in his Congressional work. He said lie had invoked the Fifth Amendment because he felt the The boy ran in the house to tell Mrs. Munson he thought the barn iwas on fire. , committee "could not constitution- i BoUl lhe Galvcston and Walton ally inquire into my political be-! fire departments were called bu j tne fir e consumed the barn and its | contents so quicly they could do been i " 0 ™"K«Pt keep the fire from liefs or associations." Advisor Since 1953 Walter said Lumer "has actively participating in the workj of a number of Congressional' ' Forty-five sows which had been committees and has been serving! 1 " ^ barn were saved. as consultant and adviser to vari-: The roof was burned off the'gar- age, and adjoining shop, located sixty feet north of the barn. It appeared that the fire had started in the upper part of the barn but Munson said he could not deter-' mine the cause. The barn, 36 by 56 feet in size, was built by James Hall, retired Walton grocer, who formerly owned the property. ous individual Senators and members of Congress since" June, 1953. Waller released a portion of Lumer's testimony in which the economist said he assisted "a member" of both the Joint House- Senate Economic Committee and the House Small Business Committee. The witness did not mention the name of the congressman. Walter said his committee in the past month has uncovered "new aspects" of Communist underground operations on the basis of "connective information" supplied to the committee by Boris Morros, who worked as a counterspy in Soviet espionage rings. Lifelong Rochester Resident Succumbs ROCHESTER^—Funeral services for .Frank Kannerer, 92-year-old lifelong resident of Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here at 1:30 p.m. Rev. George Crane will officiate. Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Mr. Kannerer was born on Jan. 15, 1865, in Rochester. He was married on June 13, 1947, to Elsie D. Omlor, who survives. His parents were Christopher and Mary Shawll Kannerer. He was a retired farmer. Survivors; include, three stepchildren, Mrs. Lloyd Mathias, Mrs. Ruth Riitledge, and LeRoy Weber, all of Rochester. Two brothers and one sister .are dead. Vacation of Alley Asked A home on East Broadway owned by the late 0. L. Harrington extends more than two feet into a!i alley that has never been legally vacated, it was revealed Monday when a 'petition for vacation of .the alley was filled by James and Laura Shull, 1719 East Broadway, in the Cass circuit court. Named as defendants are the National Bank • of Logansport as executor of the will of 0. L. Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Montgomery, and the city of Logansport. Thu petition asserts that the strip of ground 10 feet wide and 165 feel long has not been used as an alley for at least 30 years and that Harrington had paid property taxes on the west half during tha' period. The petitioners allege Uiat thc alley is believed to havp been vacated many years ago but an investigation of the records of the city, clerk and the clerk of the circuit court do not reveal any vacation proceedings. Myers and Molique are the attorneys for the petitioner*.

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