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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, December 2, 1957
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"i p • Logansport—Partly cloudy, slightly colder tonight. Light snow Tuesday. Low tonight 25; high Tuesday in 30s. Sunset today 4:21 p.m., sunrise Tuesday fi:49 a.m. High today 40, noon; low 32, 6 a.m. Wednesday outlook: Cloudy, cold. aros YOXJR HOME TOWN KEWSPAPER NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Deportment! 1'hnne 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1957, Full-Lcaiirrl United Prrf,. Wire* Da? and \lgrlit Price Per Copy, Seven Cents READY TO LAUNCH U.S. 'NOON Eisenhower Meeting With Cabinet <^ POP Anrinpmnc REMOVE TOP OF CHIMNEY AT OLD SLATER PROPERTY Scramble For Jenner's Seal Hancllcy Appears To Be No. 1 Choice For U. S. Senate INDIANAPOLIS I UP) — Sen. William E. Jenner's surprise announcement that he will not seek re-election sent Indiana Republican leaders scurrying today to find a replacement. The state's junior senalor announced Saturday night that he would bow out of the 1958 senatorial race. Regarded as Indiana's best GOP vote-getter, [he outspoken rightwing foe of communism had been considered a sure candidate and probable victor. Jenner's decision also stirred considerable activity in Democratic Party circles, and a scramble for the Democratic nomination seemed certain with the man they considered the top GOP candidate out of the race. Jenner announced his decision in a brief letter to Indiana Republican Chairman Robert Matthews, llfac top of (he aerial (ruck ladder shoving the chimney over while William Day, who operated the ladder, Me said he wanted to take up is standing on the truck. Street department employes, who cleaned up the bricks, are watching with other private law practice in Indianapo- firemen and a police ofticcr. The Slater estate heirs were notified last month that th e chimney represented a hazard to pedestrians and would have to be removed. Mayor Ralph Ebons ordered the job accomplished by the firemen. They removed the six feet of chimney extending above the roof of the Bipartisan Session Set For Tuesday Motors To Office After Resting 'On Gettysburg Farm WASHINGTON CUP)—President' DISCUSS NATO Acllai Plans to Attend Ike's Top-Level Meeting WASHINGTON (UP: - Adlai E. Stevenson has been invited to a White House-legislative meeting this week in a move to strengthen "has accepted" the invitation, it said. There still was no word, however, on whether Stevenson would Expect To Fire 6-Inch Sphere On Wednesday First Satellite To Carry Radio bipartisanship in foreign affairs. The administration took the un- iparl ot llle precedenled step of calling go to Paris later this month as j Transmitter Only delBUon . L ° llle ' WASHINGTON (UP) - This Is AUan- fon, titular head of the Democratic Party, to Ihe briefing for Congressional leaders Tuesday on administration plans to beef up NATO against Russia's increasing challenge. Eisenhower returned from a long The State Department said Ste- weekend of rest on his Gettysburg ! vens °" been » sked to take I farm today and went directly to his office to dictate a memorandum before presiding over a Cabinet meeting. • The President went to his office long enough to dictate the memo to his secretary, Mrs. Ann Whitman, then went to the Jiving quarters of the White House for lunch 'and a nap before going to the Cabinet meeting. This was the President's first visit to his office -since last Monday afternoon when he complained i part in the session because he has been working on the NATO proposals in his role as .administration consultant. The former Illinois City firemen are shown .above as they removed the upper portion of the crumbling chimney at the Slater property at Seventh and East Broadway early Monday morning. Firemsm Clarence Peck Is at tic Treaty nations calls to deal with Russia's missile scientific threat. There was some chance the session might result, in the first face- to-face meeting between President Eisenhower and Stevenson since Eisenhower defeated the,latter for reelection. Eisenhower plans to sit in on' today's cabinet meeting to finalize proposals for Tuesday's legislative the week the United Stales hopes to put its own space satellite into an earth-circling orbit. Launching of the first American entry in the space race is slated for some morning during the week, probably Wednesday at 7 a.m. It will be a 6-inch lest sphere with a radio transmitter but no scientific recording instruments. ; session, which he also hopes to governor'attend if his doctors allow it. Holiday Death Toll on Highways Reaches 552 collision near Nogales, Arii. Six of of a "chill" and was seht to bed - d fe with what proved to be a mild heU below ^ o[ & simi , ar Mn . holiday period. Thci United Press Traffic accidents killed more lhan 500 persons during the four- day Thanksgiving week end to | Davis-Monthan Air Force base al wreck hopes of safety officials Tucson, Ariz. Dr. John P. Hagen, head of Project Vanguard, told the United Press there will be no advance announcement of the launching. But he said the Defense Department will give the word to the press here the moment the huge three-stage rocket is fired from its Cape Canaveral, Fla., launching pad. A news conference will be called . u . . . .. Eisenhower, grinning broadly, arrived at the White House at house. IT'S THAT TIME Expand Facilities Here For Christmas Mail lis rather than engage in a political battle for his seat in 1958. Contacted at his Bedford, Ind., home by United Press, Jenner refused to amplify on his reasons for retiring from the Senate. "I think I'll let the dog lie right where it is'," he said.'Jenner said he knew his announcement came as "quite a surprise" lo Republican leaders. He said he had many reasons for not running, but they "are not for publication." • Matthews said Jenner had previously expressed a desire to retire from the Senate, but Matthews had hoped the senator would reconsider. - Matthews termed Jenner's impending retirement "a great loss to the country and the State of Indiana." His sentiments were echoed by Republican National Chairman Meade alcorn who said in Suffield, ^^ „„._,„„, ..„ „„„ 'Conn. Sunday that Jenner's deci- tained Saturday evening in an auto sion "doesn't make our patW^ ^ ^r*. easier in Indiana. However, Alcorn said he was confident Indiana (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Condition of State Trooper Still Critical St2ite Trooper Oscar Mills, 28, of Flora, remained in critical condition Monday in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, 'from' injuries sus- Four Hurt In Auto Accident Local Woman Thrown ' From Car In Collision' Four persons were injured in a wreck-which damaged three cars master Kelly said Monday as hejat Sixth and Broadway at 2:27 urged early mailing of all Christ-!p.m. Sunday. None of the four "Everything is geared to handle a record Christmas mail in the local post office this year," Post- .. .... trip of just under two hours trom Gettysburg. Mamie Remains at Farm Riding in the same car with the President was White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty who said Eisenhower continues to make an "excellent" recovery. Immediately after the President returned, Hagert'y said he "definitely" would attend this afternoon's Cabinet meeting. • Hagerty said the President would attend the start of the meeting, but would iiot stay through rnas cards and 'Post .office been expanded jifts. facilities and extra have help voters would elect another Republican in 1958. Matthews tagged Gov. Harold Handley, a long-time friend and political ally of Jenner, as "my first choice" for the GOP senatorial nomination if Handley decides to make the race. In this connection, the 49-year- road 18. old Jenner has been known to nurse an ambition to become Indiana governor, and some observers believed Jenner's' decision paved the way for Handley to run for the Senate and Jenner for governor. Other possible Republican candidates for senate nomination included Stale Sen. D. Russell Bon- Irager of Elkhart and Marion County Prosecutor John G. Tinder. Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler of South Bend, Ind., who has been mentioned as a possible senatorial candidate, said he thought Jenner's retirement was a break for his. party. "Jenner would have been tougher than any man to beat," Butler said. "His departure from the scene enhances Democratic chances in Indiana next year." Jenner, a World War II Air Force veteran, was elected to the Senate in 1944 to fill out the 50- day unexpired term of Sen. Frederick Van Nuys, who died. He was! Jenner was first nominated for the crash near Flora. Mills has fractures of the skull will be available, but early mailing is the biggest single factor in getting all of the mail delivered before C-hristmas," the Postmaster warned. on size and weight of vary, depending upon of which has not been determined, when she was thrown from her , - - ear. where the package is going, soj M rs. Dolores Snyder, 28, LaFon- 1 ih ic Hoct tn nViopIr u,ifh tho nocfr ' i._: ...:.-. _ p n_ _ _. , _, > was seriously hurt. 'Mrs. Marie Hennesey, 64, of 1730 Spear street, is a patient at Memorial hospital, where she was taken in the Chase-Miller ambulance following suffered a back the wreck. She injury, the extenl and hip, a shattered left leg and internal injuries. State police believe Mills was chasing a speeding car when his patrol car struck the right rear of an auto driven by John Shadrick, 34, who was making a left turn into a lane in front of him on state A resident of the neighborhood four miles west of Flora told officers he heard a car go by his home at high speed seconds bel'ore the accident. Sha'drick'told investigating officers he misjudged the speed of the patrol car. After striking Shadrick's auto, Mills Tost control of the patrol car and it struck a corncrib in the Charles Black barnlol. it is besl ,to check with the post office before attempting to mail nrticles of Unusual'size or bulk, he indicated. • "When wrapping . gifts for mailing, it is always better to use •corrugated cartons, especially when there are a number of various sized objects in the shipment." Kelly slated. "Use plenty of wadded tissue or newspaper for extra protection against shock, and securely wrap each package or carton in heavy paper, and then tie it with strong cord. Be sure to include an extra label with your return address and the recipients address .inside the carton or package before it is wrapped. 'Always make sure to include the recipients full name, street address, city, zone and slate. "When mailing your Chhistmas cards, use Ihe free labels from the'post office reading, 'All for local delivery,' or 'All for out of town delivery.' By sorting your Christmas cards into two separate bundles in this manner, with the addresses all facing one way, you are sure to speed their arrival," the Postmaster said. All Christmas cards should be ?ent by first class mail, with your return address on the envelopes, the youngest man in the Senate at the age of 36. He won re-election in 1946 and 1952. Will Halleck Seek Jenner's Senate Seat? Local -friends of Congressman Charles A. Halleck speculated Monday about the possibility that he might seek the Senate seat to be relinquished by William E. Jenner. He is known to have been inter- he reported. Christmas cards est.ed in the Senate post at the time.and packages for out-of-town destinations should be mailed by December 10 and Christmas mail for local delivery should be sent by December 1C. taine, wife of the second driver counted at least 552 persons killed on the nation's highways from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday night. Plane crashes killed 9 persons and 101 were killed in miscellaneous accidents for an overall holiday toll of 617. The traffic toll ran well ahead of this year's Fourth of July holiday, when 431 fatalilies were recorded, and the three-day Labor Day., holiday, which killed 445. <-ulllaJU>l li^QL .IUQOJ^O, /-X11J*. QIA VI . . . , r . the victims were airmen from I ,_ Wilnln two hours' afterward at the Naval Research Laboratory here, Hagen said. This will be the first lime the public will learn whether the U.S. satellite is successfully hurled into an orbit around the earth, he said. That presumably excludes the possibility that the rocliet may visibly fail before disappearing into space. While the satellite is being prepared for imminent firing, government missile experts were thinking ahead lo furlher space exploits including the launching of satelliles capable of bearing death- dealing nuclear bombs. Russia Says No. 1 Rocket- Still Spinning LONDON (UP) — Russia said today the rocket (hat carried the Soviet's first earth satellite into space is sill spinning around the world. But Western scientists said it \yas scheduled to drop into the However, it still was well below j earth's atmosphere last weekend, j cll !^ f the tragic 706 traffic deaths count-j and probably did. ed during the four-day 1957 Christmas holiday. The National Safely Council did the whole session. Cabinet meet- ! not issue a traffic death estimate ings often last two hours or long- for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Mrs. Eisenhower, who went to Gettysburg with the President Friday, remained at the farm. The President's personal physician, Maj. Gen. Howard McC. Snyder, rode two cars behind the President's limousine on the trip from Gettysburg. Progress Is "Excellent" The President and Mrs. Eisenhower went to their farm Friday after spending Thanksgiving Day in Washington. Eisenhower relaxed there by frolicking with his involved; their four-year-old f our grandchildren, watching Sat daughter, Holly; and another passenger in the Snyder car, Lillian Barnes, 46, Wabash, were also taken to Memorial hospital, but were released after treatment of minor injuries. John Snyder, 31, was driving west on Broadway and his car was struck by the one driven by urday's Army-NaVy football game on television and touring his farm. ' ' ''had a very Sunday. noted that about 500 persons would be killed during a normal four-day period at this time of year. Moscow Radio this morning said he rockc had made 894 circuis around the earth at 10 p.m. c.s.t. Sunday. I prdicted the rocket could be seen before sunrise today between 10 and 55 degrees north. The traffic toll had been running i skepticism by Western observers Dr. Simon Ramo, Air Force ballistic missile scientist, | said this country should double its research on ballistic missiles "beyong: the Thor and Atlas" and on other Jong-range rocket problems, indicating he meant space ships, space platform projects and the like. Brig. Gen. A.W. Bells, the . Pentagon's executive assistant for met with: gu j dcd m i ss j] eSi sa id there was near normal during the early stages of the long week end, but an upswing in accidents Sunday night as motorists hurried home wiped out al! chances of posting a holiday safety mark. whose attempts to track the rocket during the weekend met with little success. American scienists at the Cambridge, Mass., moon-watching sta- lion believed the rocket crashed to California had the highest (raf-j earth Saturday night. fie toll with 50 dead. Ohio followed; with 35 killed, Michigan counted 26, Illinois 24, Arkansas and New York 23 each, anc Florida 21. New Hampshire ant the District of Columbia had no fatalities. The wors.t single accident of the holiday killed nine persons Salur- good night's sleep again"! day night in a high speed two-car . He said Snyder's assessment of the President's condition this morning was that "progress continues to be excellent." Mrs. Hennesey as she drove south T ne Cabinet planned to discuss on Sixth street, police reported.jthe agenda for Tuesday's White jury. Sharp Discusses Special Classes At State Meeting A talk on "Educating the Physically and Mentally Handicapped Child" was presentecL_by Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools, at the annual convenlion of the Indiana School Boards Association Saturday in Indianapolis. Sharp told delegates of the program m Logansport for exceptional children and took part in a discussion on other school systems. He haid one of the subjects discussed at -the convention was the use of closed circuit television in classrooms. The use of television in'high schools and grade schools still is in the experimental stage, he said. Don O'Neill, president of the local school board, was a member of the program committee. office but he never actively campaigned for it. Since he is now the second ranking Republican in the House, most political observers believe that Congressman Halleck no longer would be interested in moving to the Senate, where he would lose all of his seniority. They also consider it unlikely! CHICAG'O (UP) — Judges sell The grand champion wether, House conference with congressional leaders of both parties. Stevenson Will Attend Hagerty was unable to say whether Eisenhower would attend The Snyder car was shoved into a car owned by William Baker, Barnett hotel, parked on Broad: way just west of Sixt-h street. The accident was the second reported in the city Sunday as William E. Cox, 38, of 2214 East Broadway, went to sleep at the wheel of a car at 7:14 a.m. at Twenty-first and East Market, going through two yards and hitting a parked car. Police reported that Cox was headed east on Market and dozed, .going across the sidewalk on the south side of the street. The car he was driving struck a one^vay street sign, clipped some trees in the Delbert Hill yard at 2101 East Market and went through the next yard, at 2105 Market. . After traveling 125 feet along the south side of the street the car swerved back across the street and hit a car owned by Roscoe B. Reed, 2108 East Market, parked in front of his home between the sidewalk and curb. Cox escaped in-:missiles, that may be given close Promote Two Local Officers of Guard Lionel Billman, 3117 Crescent Drive, city, has been promoted to major and Foster D. Haines, Delphi, route 2, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Indiana National Guard, it was announced Monday. Colonel Hajnes is batlalion commander of the first battalion, 293rd which is located at the local National Guard armory. Major Billman is-operations and training officer of the first battalion. Tuesday's bipartisan meeting or I infantry, ^ the^ ^headquarters^ Wednesday's meeting of Republi- 1 -'"" 1 " can congressional leaders at the White House. Adlai E. Stevenson, the President's Democratic opponent in 1952 and 1956 will attend Tuesday's meeting. The State Department announced Sunday night that Stevenson, acting as a special consultant to the administralion on plans for the Dec.'16 North Atlantic'Treaty Organization summit meeting, will Map Program Against Birds Two city slreet deparlment em- ployes under the direction of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative William Fitzwater Jr. will begin baiting ledges on downtown buildings for -sparrows at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Small quanlilies of grain will be placed in an estimated 400 spots on the buildings each day through next Saturday as part of the two- week program to rid the city of sparrows and starlings. The sireet department .employes will place poisoned grain in the feeding spots most popular with the birds on Sunday. The fight against the starlings will begin next Monday with policemen 'and Civil Defense volunteers manning automatic exploders and shotguns. Roman candles were FERE DAMAGES CHURCH I originally scheduled for use in "no question" that this country eventually could put up a satellite that could drop "its nuclear war- heaii on target." An Army spokesman said, meanwhile, that American cities will be defended by Die new Nike Hercules anti-aircraft missiles beginning. about the first of the year. These missiles will start replacing the Nike Ajax about that time. INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Officials today estimated the damage to the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church at $25,000 in a fire Sunday. Authorities said the fire apparently start!ed in the basement and burned its participate in portions of the leg-(way to the first floor. islative meeting dealing with NATO matters. Among other things expected to be discussed is'a Defense Department budget of around 39 billion dollars, including more money for jti) final approval. BRAZIL VISITS BRAZIL BRAZIL ('UP) — The Hoosier conjunction with the guns, firing shell-crackers, and exploders, but they were eliminated from the program since it was feared a fire hazard might result. The starling campaign will be carried on Monday through Friday of next week, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Brazil will have a visit by "real" iC|;__L P( .L D:,b 7 Brazilians Saturday when 16 Indi- Elizabeth KlSk / Taken by Death Brazilians Saturday ana University students from the Souther American country visit this city. PICK GRAND CHAMP TUESDAY Pick Blue Ribbon Winners at Stock Show Today that he would give up his seat in a district that is considered safely Republican to gamble on winning the Senate seat in a state that has swung back and forth between the two major parties in. the past. Sale of Intangible Tax Stamps Higher Intangible tax stamps sold at the Cass- county treasurer's office during November totaled $007.70, according to the report of Treasurer Clarence Settlemyre Monday. This is an ' increase over Ihe same month last year, when the total was $564.95. to work today on an accelerated schedule at the International Live Stock Exposition to select the animals to. wear the show's coveted symbol .of supremacy—the blue ribbon. Sunday was a day of relative inactivity as 4-H youths turned the amphitheatre over to adults for the showing of thousands' of the nation's best fat cattle, hogs and sheep from which the grand champions will-emerge. Choice of the grand champion steer, king of the livestock world, will take place Tuesday in the show's big arena in an atmosphere of tense excitement. from among the best of the wool animals from this country and Honeymoon was shown by Mrs. Secondino because her husband, Pete, .23, is above the 20-year age .-, . . iiiit i ±CLt;, f-O) Kt auu ve mi tM~ Canada, ,s slated to be named to- limit ' , or ' the junjor shw ; day. The ho.g judges will tap the show's best in the swine department for the barrow title "Wednesday. A certain contender for the cattle crown was a 1,000-pound Hereford steer appropriately named "Honeymoon" which won the •junior grand championship Saturday for his owner, Mrs. Sue L. Secondino, 18, New Coshen, Ind., farm wife. ~ Mrs. Secondino became the first married woman to exhibit a grand champion steer -at the giant show. During Sunday's lull in livestock judging, winners were named in the collegiate cattle, . hog and sheep judging and the hay and grain show, held in conjunction with the exposition. Oklahoma State won first place in team judging in the three fat entry divisions. "Carl Becker, 20, St. Elmo, 111., was named the best individual judge in 'all • divisions. Becker, representing the University of Illinois, also won the top spot in his specialty, cattle judging. Two Canadians were .top exhibitors, in. the hay and grain show. They were Mrs. John W. Lastiwka, Willingdon, Alba., who won the champion oats crown, and R.W. Hummel, Milk River, Alba., who took the champion barley tilie. The Golden Seed Co., Farwell, Tex., won the champion threshed grain sorghum championship, and another Texas entry, Ralph Gary, O'Connel, won the title for grain sorghum, heads. Another top'Winner in the junior show was Gerald.Anderson, -15, Leland, 111., who showed the grand champion barrow, a 205 - pound •Poland China named -"Gerald's Pride." Elizabeth Risk, 74, formerly of 217 Barron slreet, died at .2:15 p.m. Sunday at'St. Joseph's hospital after a lingering illness. Born July 16, 1883 at Amherist, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Mary Ann Cramer L&s-her. She was the widow of Frank Risk, who died last February^ . . . She was a member of the St. Joseph's church, the St. Veronica study club and the Indiana Independent Order of Foresters. Surviving are' two sons, Walter, 311'5 -Summit street, and Donald, route 6: a daughter, Mrs. Charles Oldham, route 4; a brother. George Lesher, Royal Center; nine grand' children, six great grandchildren, four nephews and a niece. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home. Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's church, with Msgr, Maurice Foley officiating. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kroeger's. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Hurricane Hits Parts Of Hawaii HANEPEPE, Kauai, T.tf. (UP) —Some one thousand persons on the island of Kauai moved into shelters .manned by Red Cross workers early today as Hurricane Nina bore in with 80-mile-an-hour winds. No major damage was reported from Hawaii's first recorded hurricane, although power failures were commonplace and the Aloha Theater in Hanepcpe was flooded with three feet of water. The storm shifted course early Sunday, thu-s saving Honolulu which Is 96 miles southeast of here from a serious battering. However, Honolulu reported the first casualty attributed to the slorm. A lineman was electrocuted while repairing a 4000-volt power line that was damaged by the gale force winds. The major danger to Kauai was flooding. Rains reported at three and one-half inches per hour Sunday night threatened to flood low lying areas and inundate domestic water supply systems. Storm warnings were lowered for the southernmost island of Hawaii, 200 miles south of Oahu, and similar action was expected for the other major islands except Kauai. The storm was expected to da- liver its hardest punch early today and then taper off. .No hurricane has hit any of the Hawaiian Islands in recorded history although one came close to Kauai in 1950. Nina was expected to come within 80 miles of Ihe island,' possibly the closest cue ever got. November Rainfall Totals 2.48 Inches Precipitation in Logansport during November totaled 2.48 inches in November, bringing the total for the first eleven months of the year to 33.96 inches, according to Frank r, local weather observer. The November precipitation was more than an inch below the 3.64 inches recorded her* in October.

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