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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 3, 1957
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Logansport—Heavy .snow warnings, 3 to l> Cinches likely. Colder tonight. A little colder Wednesday. Low tonight in 20s; high Wednesday in 30s. Sunset today 4:21 p.m. Sunrise Wednesday 6:50 a.m. 30 at noon today. Thursday outlook: Partly cloudy. Em>g YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Dcpnrtnmnt* Ph««c 4111 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1957. Full-Len»eil Ijnltcd Prcu Wire* Day mid Nlirlit Price Per Copy, Seven Cents STIFF WARNING TO MOTORISTS Be Alert In Winter Driving Sheriff 0. R. Carson and city Traffic Sgt. Joe Wallace warned drivers Tuesday to "put on" their winler driving habits with winter clothing as snov/ began [ailing, promising lazardous driving conditions in the Logar.spc-rt area. Carson and Wallace said motorists should be particularly alert More Snow Forecast For Tonight An estimated inch of snow fell in Logansport Tuesday morning as weathermen issued a heavy snow warning for the northern part of Indiana, with three to six-inch accumulation reported likely. State and local police warned that roads in the Logansport area are extremely hazardous. Snow- slicked roads brought a rash of ac- cidenls. City police reported five minor accidents 'in Logansport during the morning, none involving reportable damage, but several more serious mishaps occurred in Cass county. Street department head William Rush reported streets in generally good condition, but said it was necessary to dump cinders on the drive from the city building parking lot to enable cars to make the incline in leaving. He said crews would probably be putting cinders at street intersections by late afternoon. Tuesday morning's snow was confined to the midsection of the state, but more snow and lower temperatures were forecast tonight. The State Highway Department reported highways "slippery in places" over a Jarge area in central Indiana. since most skidding accidents occur in the early winter months when slick roads tend to catch drivers by surprise. Visibility often presents another problem ir. the winter, the officers warned, and motorists should be absolutely sure that windshield wipers and defrosting equipment is in good working order. Cold and wet weather affects i the inside of windows and if defrosters fail to prevent fogging, a side window should be opened slightly, they recommended. ]n addition to icy roads catching drivers by surprise in the early winter, Wallace and Carson also pointed out that tests have proved thai the braking distance on glare ice is twice as long at 30 degrees as at a zeco temperature. This makes the greatest skidding danger when it is just cold enough for water to freeze. Both lawmen also urged drivers to use headlights, not parking lights to warn pedestrians and oncoming traffic when foiling snow or foggy weather accompanied by slushy roads cuts visibility. Recommendations listed by Sheriff Carson and Sgt. Wallace for preventing early winler traffic mishaps include: • Signalling stops by pumping the brakes, serving notice to the driver behind you as well as giv- ing more effective braking on slick roads; Anticipating stops and making them gradually; Allowing a safe distance between your car and the car ahead, particularly i.: the car ahead is equipped with tire chains and your car is not, giving the other driver more braking power; , Give pedestrians a wide berth, since they are also handicapped by flying snow and slick footing; Get the feel of the road when you first start out. Don't wait for a narrow escape or an accident to prove the streets and roads are slick. FIRST HEAVY SNOW OF SEASON OK Transfer Of City Funds Councilmen Act At Brief Meeting City councilmen approved transfers of cash to meet year-end requirements in some funds at a brief meeting Monday night, the last regular session of the year.l^ 5 % »''"""'''s """1 Only three persons attended the Goldetl Rulan Ols * n IKE OUTLINES U.S. 'SPACE' PROGRAM EVERYTHING READY President Asks Ad lei to Attend NATO Session Demo Leader Will Give Answer in About Ten Days By WILLIAM GALBRAITH United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP) — Adlai E. Stevenson said today that President Eisenhower wants him to attend the NATO summit meeting in Paris Dec. 16-18. Stevenson said after a White |= House conference that he is de-jany" hour "or"minute from 5 a.m" Zero Hour Is Near to U. S. 'Baby Moon 7 Fire By WILLIAM J. TUCKER I The: Vanguard test could be pre- Unitcd Press Staff Correspondent | ceded today by the firing of a less CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UP) —Navy technicians put the finishing touches today on a spender spectacular missile, possibly a Snark, which is a long-range Ramjet device hugging the earth's at- rocket carrying America's hopes mosphere at a speed slightly be- to duplicate Russia's leap into low that of sound. space. Everything was reported gain;: according to plan for Wednesday's big shoot. ci.al, was that the Navy's Vanguard missile might be fired at Jeanne Cabiness marks the date of the first heavy snow of Ihe year Tuesday morning on the rear window of a car parked near the Logansport high school. Jeanne lives at 3106 Summit avenue. ferring a decision for a week or i 10 days—until he completes his consultative work at the State De' partment. , Stevenson has been serving as a consultant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles on NATO meet| ing matters. ! Stevenson, who opposed Eisenhower unsuccessfully in the 1952 and 1958 elections, participated in the first phase of the President's meeting this morning with bipartisan congressional leaders and members of the Cabinet. He also had a private conference with the President and Dulles lor about 10 minutes before the big meeting began. It was the first time Eisenhower and Stevenson had met face-to-face since October, 1953. Stevenson was asked afterward if the -President invited him to join Gray Ladies to Aid In Drive for Gifts meeting, at which the council acted The Gray Ladies of the American Red Cross will assist in the local appeal for Christmas jiifts for Logansport state hospital patients by manning tables at the Golden Rule and Olsen's dep-art- ment stores Friday afternoon and was an- funds into categories where the money was needed. Principal transfers involved cash to meet the pay increases of $1,260 for the councilmen, 81,125 for the clerk-treasurer and $2,250 for the city judge. The salary hikes, approved in mid-year without budgeted funds to meet the added expense, were outlined by the s'ate legislature and approved by the city council. Also approved by the council Monday night was $4,000 for the engineering in the preliminary sewage disposal program, which will be returned to the general fund if bonds are sold to finance the project. netli Brady, president of the Cass county Association for Mental Health. The Gray Ladies will distribute folders containing gift suggestions and will receive gifts for the patients from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the two stores. They will ha'ye tags Hold Kokomo Youths For Petit Larceny Jerry Roseberry, 19, and Jerry Gamblin, 18, both of Kokomo, were brought to the Cass county jail early Tuesday morning by Sheriff O. R. Carson and Deputy Sheriff Roy King on petit larceny charges. The youth were taken into custody by Howard county authorities after Richard Downhour, Jackson township farmer, complained that they had stolen five gallons of gasoline from his farm last Fri- issued by the day night. A warrant was local justice of the peace court. Child, 2, Killed by Truck in Driveway FORT WAYNE (UP)-A two- Snow Delays Baiting year-old girl was killed by a truck;- g. , Q sled today : rOr Diras wn-e night and on Saturdays, Yeazel's has been designated as a second collection center in Logansport, it was announced. ( All gifts are to be turned over to the state hospital by December 15. Several churches in the city and county and various organizations which are participating in the drive have set up their own collection centers, from which the gifts will be taken to'the state hospital. Cass county's quota is 700 gifts. Mrs. Everett Smith of the Long- cltff Activity Therapies department said Tuesday that gifts- are now arriving at the state hospital •to be attached to the gifts, stating; f rom the other counties in the hos- the name of the donor and the contents. Officers of the Association for Mental Health will assist the Gray Ladies. Since the Gas company, desig- pital district. They are being sorted so that each patient will receive a gift most appropriate for his or her own use. The gifts are to be distributed nated as the local collection center at ward parties to be held Sun- for Christmas gifts, is not open at; day, Dec. 22, at the stale hospital. Highways Slippery INDIANAPOLIS COT>)morning report by the Indiana State Highway Department on road conditions said snowfall was confined to a central area where highways were "slippery in places." . The department said it was snowing heavily in an area bounded on the north by a line through Lafayette and Marion, and on the south by a line through Sullivan, Franklin and Connersville. There was very light snow in the north but road conditions were normal, and it was raining in the south, the department said. Little Theatre Croup To Meet at'Cliff Members of the Logansport Little Theatre will meet at 7:30 p.m. A mid-.' Tuesday at the Longcliff chapel for a workshop on dramatics. Rodney Renshaw of the state hospital recreation staff, who will serve as stage manager of the first Little Theatre production, is in charge of the workshop. Several hospital patients will give a short play. Commissioners Let Contracts Accept Bid for Sheriff's New Car The contract for a car for use of Sheriff 0. R. Carson was awarded to the Hope-Luxem company on its bid of .$2,458.57 for a new Ford, it was announced Monday afternoon at the meeting ol the county commissioners in the auditors's office. Delivery is to. be made by December 21. The Hendrieks printing company was awarded the contract for al five classes of printing for the coming year. It was the only bid der. The contract for coal for the county home and the children's home was-awarded to th'e Beasey coal company. The contract for coal at the court house and jai" was let to the Schmidt and Wiseman coal companies. Highway contract for the coming year were let as folows: bituminous materials to the Smith construction company of Flora pre-coated aggregates for" patching to the Cass county Stone company; crushed stone, Ca'ss ctfunty'Stone company and France S.tone corn- as she played with a in the driveway of her home. Opening of the drive to rid 'down- The truck, delivering milk to the > town Logansport of sparrows and Joseph Ulrey family in Fort! starlings was delayed one day by Wayne, ran over Sheri Ulrey and' |jj € snow Tuesday morning. Baiting fractured her neck. She was dead O f s t ore ledges with grain was on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital. pos tponed from 10 a.m. Tuesday The truck was driven by Joseph i- m - ~ w«,in«t-^rn, L. Heffelfinger, 47, Fort Wayne. He toid authorities he saw a boy playing with a sled in the Ulrey driveway and told him to move the sled and get out of the way could back out of «'« baiti »S would have to wait until could back out ot so Heffelfinger the driveway. The boy moved the sled, but Heffelfinger said he did- not see the little girl and had no. idea she was behind the truck. DIES AT 100 INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Mrs. JIary Duecker died Monday in an Indianapolis hospital at the age of 100. to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The delay was announced follow ing a call from William D. Fitzwater Jr., U.S. Fish ami Wildlife S-ervice representative, who said stopped Two ;street de partment employes will place the bait, under Fitzwater's supervision. TWO CAKS DAMAGED Cars driven by Helen Soricarty, 4:2, of 302 West Clay stree', and Walter. Hankins, 50, route ], Delphi, were damaged at ;.2:2l> p.m. Tuesday at Cicott and West Market streets. Mrs. Soncarty, headed south, entered the intersection just as the light changed, colliding with Hankins, who was headed east, police said. BOOSTERS ASPHYXIATED until dusk off lonely and windy Cape Canaveral. Attempt To Duplicate Spulnik The 72-foot-long, three - stage rocket will attempt to place a six- inch baby moon into orbit. It is a tiny thing compared to Russia's •iccond, dog-bearing Sputnik, but it will send back' a radio signal, if successfully orbited, to let the world know the United Stales has met the challenge. Seeks Increase In Foreign Aid, Defense Funds Other Plans Will Strengthen NATO, Congressmen Told WASHINGTON (UP)—President | Eisenhower and his advisers laid before congressional leaders today proposals for helping tho Western world meet Russia's space - age challenge. These proposals called for increased foreign aid and defense spending, including more money for missiles; presidential authority to share nuclear weapons secrets Aav yS po K e S m e n Sa ;auuH a5IaI -> lh ° tne r countries and other as planning was concerned they f le ?. s l £ stren S then the North At- had found no "bugs" in the Van-l lanlic Trealy Organization. Briefing Scheduled There was to be an almost unprecedented pre-shoot briefing for reporters this afternoon conducted Latest information, all unoffi-jby J. Paul Walsh, deputy director of the Navy's progressive Vanguard project at Patrick Air Force Base. Patrick is the base in charge of all missile testing at nearby Canaveral. Xavy spokesmen said that as far guard project. "When you prepare a rocket for flight," said one project spokesman in Washington, "you have to Adlai E. Stevenson, who sat in on the first part of the White House meeting with key congressmen, said Secretary of State John go through a multitude of tests."" | Foster Dulles and Chairman^Lcwis He said any amount of tests might be inconclusive. START IN 1959 Foirview Park School Approved by Trustees Plans for a new grade school on the south side were approved Mon- cal requirements of the school. L. Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission discussed new laws that may be necessary to implement "certain proposals that the administration intends to present in Paris." He was referring to administration plans to inform its Allies at the NATO summit meeting in Paris Dec. 16-18 that it will seek congressional approval for an exchange of nuclear weapons secrets. The President already has the U.S. delegation'at Paris. j a ay night at a meeting of the city "He' indicated he would be very school board ' i , „ „• • • r happy if I would be able to go I " wiu be MU on ,„,<* to allow sufficient time for a He said that the reason for go-j authority for swapping such in- I ing ahead with plans at this time Paris," Stevenson replied. "Can you go?" a reporter asked. "'.Tie matter has not been decided," Stevenson said. "J. probably won't make a decision until my work here is completed in another week or 10 days." Later, speaking before television cameras. Stevenson said: "I don't know whether I have been invited or not. The President said he would be very happy to have me go to Paris." Stevenson said Monday he had not yet been invited to go to Paris. Asked how Eisenhower looked, Stevenson said, "I thought he looked very well." Dr. Bollard Re-Appointed The re-appointment of Dr. Charles A. Ballard, route 4, city, as county health officer for a four- year term was announced Tuesday by the Cass county commissioners. Dr. Ballard's first four-year term ends this year. He also has been serving as county home physician. A. Republican, Dr. Ballard served as a member of Ihe city board of health for twenty years, including three years as its secretary, .before resigning from that board to become county health officer. The State Board of Health is re- of Fort Wayne branch; truck and machinery repair' parts and 'supplies to all 1-1 bidders; calcium chloride, Mizan Products company; small tools and equipment, Ralph David and Uliery hardware firms. Milk for the coun>ty home for the first quarter of the new year will be provided by Tanguy's dairy, MARKLE (UP) — A Markle; and baked goods by Small's bak- couple spending the . winter, in ery. Florida was found dead in their i home at Orlando. The bodies of I NAMED CITY JUDGE Charles Flagg, 63,. and his wife,: GOSHEN; (UP)—Carl Chattin, Florence, 60, will be brought here : 45, was appointed Monday pany; salt, Morton ' Salt company, quh . ed to approve all county health for burial. Death was believed to be accidental by asphyxiation from a gas heater. Goshen city court judge succeeding Philip C, Barker who resigned to become city attorney. officer . appointments before they are effective. "Farmers Night" Set At Onward Grange Onward Grange hall will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for an oyster supper and "farmer's night". Members- were asked to bring two covered dishes. 1 The women will wear house dresses and the men overalls. On the committee are Mr. and Mrs. John Maugans, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Layman, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wood, Jerry Garber,- and Adeline Price. AGRICULTURE SECRETARY Benson Will Not Resign Cabinet Post WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson reaffirmed today that he is not going to resign and that he will continue "to do the best possible job" for farmers. Benson read a restatement of principles at a crowded news conference which had been billed in advance as "important." "Let me say right here that what I am about to say is a statement—not of resignation—but of resolution," Benson said. to be elected.' I have heard it said that 'Benson, is basically right on the farm facts, but dead wrong politically.' " Benson said his personal plans are to continue as secretary of agriculture. ington with only one purpose—"to an the best possible" job I could for ! farmers." He then listed these points which the administration stands for: --Freedom to plant. —'Freedom for farmers to make "In September the • President: their own management decisions, asked me to .stay on," Benson! —Getting rid of every undesir- said. "I agreed to do so. Nothing that I know of has come up- to change this understanding." Benson said his statement had not been cleared with President You have heard, I have heard [Eisenhower or Presidential Assist- m-uch speculatin in recent weeks ant Sherman Adams. on whether the secretary of- agri- "I cleared this with ^ " ^no one-it culture is a political asset or lia- is ,my statement," , Benson said. bility," Benson continued. "I liavei "I did not discuss it with the been told this: 'What 'you say may) White House." be true, but then you don't have! Benson said he came to Wash- Fairview park site on South Cicott street, across from the Special Education building which is now under construction. Tentative plans call for construction to begin in- the spring of 1959, with the building ready for use by the ilall of I960. The action was taken at a special session of the board which had been called to consider routine appropriations. The trustees had not planned to discuss the proposed school, but decided to do so after representatives of a southside or- anization campaigning for the mew school attended the meeting. Forest DeHaven, a spokesman for the Parkview School Association, which was organized last month, told the trustees that south side residents were in favor of building the new school. Don O'Neill, school board president, asked the board to approve the Siring of an architect to begin making plans for the school. The trustees voted to hire Medland and Bowman, a local firm, to'meet with Charles L. Sharp, superintendent of city schools, to determine 'ihe facilities needed and to draw up plans. Sharp said that the building probably would need six classrooms, a multi-purpose room and ;a kindergarten. No' estimates of the cost of the project were made. Sharp said it would be difficult to estimate the cost until plans are completed. O'Neill said Tuesday morning that the only action to be taken in the near future, would be the signing • of contracts with the architects and a study of the physi- thorough study of the project. formation in other weapons fields. Build NATO Defenses Stevenson told reporters on Before the program is finally I leaving the While House that the approved, the expenditure of funds' first 90 minutes of the meeting C-*7 Lands Safely With 2 Bad Engines HONOLULU (UP)— A military Air Transport Service C-97 carrying 62 persons limped back about :ZOO • miles to Hickam Air Force Base Monday night on two faulty engines. The Air Force said the Lour- engine plane, which left Hickam on a flight to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., made "what amounted ';o a routine landing" shortly before 12 a.m. e.srt. this morning with "one engine feathered and a second acting up." The C-97, a military version of the Boeing Stratocruiser, carried with congressional leaders were devoted to overall plans for beefing up NATO defenses. Administration sources have said the United States at Paris also will call for establishment o£ American missile bases in Europe, creation of an atomic weapons stockpile under NATO control and closer political cooperation among NATO Allies. Today was the first lime Eisenhower and his unsuccessful Democratic opponent for the presidency in 1952 and 195C, had met face to face since October. 1^53. Stevenson and Dulles met privately with the President for about 10 minutes before the meeting with congressional leaders began, with Eisenhower presiding. Thirty-one congressional leaders, headed by Speaker Sam Rayburn and Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson—Texas Democrats—Senate Republican Leader William F. Knowland and House Republican Leader Joseph W. Martin, attended the conference. Besides Stevenson, Dulles, and Strauss, Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy; Gen, Nathan F. Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks were among others present. They rose and applauded when Eisenhower entered the room for the start of the meeting. Would Swap Information Administration sources had said in advance that the President and his "team" would outline to the congressional leaders a 39-40- billion-dollar defense budget, including more money for missiles, and a foreign aid request for next year of around four billion dollars, half a billion more than this year. In seeking an exchange of atom ic information with U.S. Allies, the SEATTLE (UP) — Defense and President is not asking congies- prosecution attorneys questioned .sional authority to give nuclear more prospective jurors today to' wea P° ns io otnel ' countries. hear the grand larceny trial of ..But he wants to swap informa- Teamsters President Dave Beck. Beck, who says he has lost^a pounds since indicted by a King must be submitted to state author, ities for approval. O'Neill indicated it would be "quite some time" before bids are called for. Tlie school board was faced with the alternative of building a new school on the south side or adding to the Jefferson school, which is overcrowded at the present time. O'Neill pointed out that the school city already owns the land at the. Fairview park, site, but would,have '.o buy additional property to expand facilities at Jefferson school. The land at Fairview park was given to the school city last fall, by the civil city and has been approved by the state. If construction is started in the spring of 1959, the school probably will be ready for use in the fall of 1960. O'Neill said. He added that the board was trying to get away from beginning construction projects in the fall, as was done with the additions at Daniel Webster and Washington schools. Bad weather during the winter months causes too much time to be lost, he explained. In other action the board approved appropriations for the payment of year-end debts and approved a plaque for the Special Education building. The plaque will state that the building is the first Special Education school to be built in Indiana. Picking Jury For Trial of Dave Beck, Sr. lion on such things as design, manufacture and composition of such weapons. County grand jury last summer, is h . accused of pocketing $l,900-froJ *s, the sale of a union-owned Cadillac, in 194<i, kept British and scientists from pool_ . .. , . ,, ,» '—<. their discoveries. Authorities Selection of a jury began Mon-| believe this has k t - ects f day before Judge George L. Re-! both eountr j cs trom developing as velle who heard a similar case: rapidly as they mj hl h " Tax Cut Doubtful cMaitin predicted in advance of against Beck's son, Dave Jr. Young Beck was found guilty on j two counts of grand larceny by : todayTmeetTnTTliat' overall" gov- embezzlement in connection with crnment spending for the fj , the sale of Teamster-owned Cadi!- year start i ng ncxt July ± win run ' acs - ahead of this year's peacetime Revelle refused to grant a post- j record of about 72 billion dollars 54 passengers and a crew of eight, iponement of the case which had as a result of higher defense -^ 6 .... „ „„, „.....,-> The pilot reported the plane waslbeen asked by defense attorney spending. able control and taking the shack- in trouble when it was about 200: Charles F. Burdell on grounds | Martin predicted in advance of : miles out over the Pacific Ocean, i Beck wase xpected to be called' defense budget increase is almost at as a witness in a case against the j'cerlain and that as a consequence Teamster Union leadership which hopes for a tax cut next year are les off farmers' efficiency. —Building farm markets home "and abroad. —Getting food into stomachs instead of storage. —Helping all farmers to help themselves 1 — especially those on smaller farms. • —"Using our ability to produce abundance for the blessing it real- TROOPER IS UNHURT KKNDALLV1LLE (UP)—Indiana State Police Trooper Russell Lindsey escaped injury during the weekend when his patrol car was rammed by a skidding automobile at the scene of an accident Lindsey .was investigating on snow-slippery U.S. 6. opened in Washington, B.C.,';about dead. Monday. EX-JUDGE DIES MUNCIE (UP)-Claude C. Ball, 84, former Delaware Superior Court judge from 1935 to 1943, died Monday in his home. Halleck at White House WASHINGTON (UP) — Rep. Charles A. Halleck (R-Ind.) waj among congressional leaders attending .today'i White House conference.

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