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10GANSPUKI Logansport — Occasional light snow t o n i g.h t. Thursday partly cloudy and warmer. Low tonight in 20s. High Thursday mostly in 40s. Sunset today 4:21 p.m. Sunrise Thursday 6:50 a.m. Outlook for Friday: Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer. NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION ( "TOUR HOME TOWN Founded 1844— For All JH'jjMirim Phone 414:1 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4, 1957. mtfl United Preu WIre Dny nnd Mprlit Price Per Copy, Seven Cents HOMEMADE 'MOUSENIK' Teen-Age Boys Fire Rocket 1,600 Feet 220 MILES PER HOUR Into Sky AUSTIN*. Minn. (UP) — A group of teen-age boys, coached by a Roman Catholic nun, today disclosed how they sent a mouse- carrying rocket more than 1,600 feel into the air last weekend. The stainless steel missile, near- ly 5 feet long and about IVi inches 'of the informal Austin Rocket So- in diameter, plummeted to,earth ciety, said the boys' "mousenik" with such force that aU but 4: climaxed more than 18 months of inches was buried in frozen earth. Sister Duns Scotus, a physics ami chemistry teacher at the Pacelli High. School and adult sponsor experimentation. Leaders of the informal organization were Richard King and Paul Germer, both 17, who are seniors at the Pacelii school. At least eight other members of the group attend rural public high schools. Sister Duns Scotus said all the credit belongs to the bays. Financing their experiments with after-school earnings, the youths had attempted more than 100 missile launcbings and set a previous mark of 500 feet. The boys did all the planning and preparation of their "outside" project, the nun said, and applied physics, chemistry and mathe- matics to calculate their rocket's path last weekend. Powered by a fuel mixture of zinc dust and sulfur, the rocket's flight was measured at 1,642 feet at about 220 miles per hour. The boys had made padding arrangements in hopes of bringing the mouse back to earth alive, Sister Duns Scotus said, but their by a smoke tracer. Timing devices j preparations proved inadequate. ni indicated the missile shot skyward | The nun said all operations of | flights. Die group were thoroughly planned for safety, adding that other science-minded youths should have careful and expert supervision. She said the boys already have begun efforts to salvage the rocket and get it in readiness for other FAIL TO FIRE MOON ON SCHEDULE CITY OPENS BIRO CAMPAIGN Plan Cuts In Government To Aid Missiles 9-20 DEGREE:; How Cold Was It? —Take Your Pick • Temperatures plunged to the lowest levels of the season Wednesday morning in Logansport and Cass county, but just how cold It was seemed to be somewhat in doubt. The\ Pharos-Tribune and Press sheltered recording thermometer in downtown Logansport leveled off at. 20 degrees early Wednesday, but temperatures ai; liow as nine degrees were recorded elsewhere in the city. The mercury apparently dipped even lower in parts of the county, where readings varied from eight degrees to a relatively "com- jfor reducing and completely elim-: fortable" 15 at another point. . ; inating some government opera-; Coldest spot in the city appeared to be- the west side, where j tions next year in order to keep a nine-degree reading; was registered at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, the missile-stretched budget bal- Temperatures reported on the south side and east end both reached !a low of 11 degrees at the same hour. The extreme northern part of the county came up with the lowest reading of the day, a frigid eight degrees noted iforth of Royal Center. Slightly warmer was the 10-degree reading taken east of the city, while a "tropical" 15-clegree mark was registered at Walton. A warming trend in the weather was forecast, however, with Tuesday's snow due ti> melt Thursday and temperatures in the 40s predicted Friday. Economy Drive Is Outlined To Congressmen WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower and his chieLfinancial , advisers today put before Republi- I can congressional leaders plans anced. One of the conferees, Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (111.) left the meeting early and disclosed the general lines of the closed-door talks. The functions which may be eliminated in the economy drive were specified in the White House strategy session; he said, but the" declined to name them publicly. The President, members of his Cabinet and GOP Senate and House leaders met at a White House conference expected to last well into the afternoon. While the White House session was in. progress, Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Ore.; called, upon Eisenhower to resign and let Vice Pres- Handley Hopes Jenner Will Change His Mind By SAM NEWLUND United Press Sla/f Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS (UT) — Governor Handley said today he believes ident Richard M. Nixon take over | there is a "fair" chance that .Sen. the presidency. New Fiscal Plans Morse's statement came as Democratic congressional leaders complained the administration still is not showing a great enough sense of urgency about Russia's Two city street department employes are shown above baiting downtown window ledges for sparrows Wednesday morning as, the campaign to eliminate the bird nuisance got underway. Everett Evans , sp^ce-age military challenge, is on the left with a bait can as Jack Lansford places grain on a window ledge with a bait-dispensing device provided by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which Is supervising the Bird campaign. Feeding spots will be replenished through Saturday and poisoned grain will be used Sunday to kill th e sparrows. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) YULE ACTIVITIES Complete Longcliff Plans for Holidays William, E. Jenner's colleagues in Washington will get him to change his mind about not seeking reelection in 1958. "f would not be a party to any such deal." Sure lo Complete Term Other Handley comments hinted' w h ^ad p p orRy. ^ 'rirtiili-1 K/i nnt*cli a Ho/1 tn TMIVI -Fnvi: f^f r *.»**.w rf . Expect Storm Front To Add Further Delay Small Complications Cause Postponement Of Satellite Launching CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UP) —Last minute complications—of a routine nature—delayed this nation's first satellite launching attempt today and bad weather could furthei upset the timetable. A storm front, expected to be of only short duration, was moving in on the Cape Canaveral launching site this morning with brisk winds. The Navy's Vanguard launching team, minutely check-listing every function -of the missile that will carry America's baby moon, into space, expected to be ready for touching off the carrier around 3 p.m. c.s.t. By that lime, however, a storm with winds up to 25 miles an hour was expected to be whipping the area. The front was expected 'to ' pass within an hour or so, leaving' the weather suitable for a launch-j LOYD TONEY It was emphasized here and in I Washington that no other' missile- j firing schedules had interfered | with the firing of the Vanguard, SKY SPHERE—America's first earth satellite is scheduled to be shot into outer space this week from the rocket test center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Here the 6.4-inch, Ihrec and om:-qnarler pound sphere is mounted on the end of (he third stage of the 72-foot rocket. (International.) Handley said at a news confer-'he was elected. he -could be persuaded to run for the Senate next year.^. which would mean he would leavB\ the gover~ nor's chair, if elected, after only two of the four years for. which All Minor Troubles Herschel Schooley, Defense Department public information chief, said "it is perfectly obvious they are getting a lot of variables" in ence that he has "a mounting, Handley previously had said he;putting the Vanguard through its Deer Creek Farmer Sets County Corn Yield Mark With record yield of 168 bushels to the acre, Loyd Toney, of Deer Creek township, won the 1957 se- The complete schedule of holiday activities at the Logansport state hospital, opening with the lighting of Christmas decorations on the grounds at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, was. announced Wednesday by Dr. John Southw'orth, superintendent. Some activity is planned every' t 7ibution"of giftTand ward day through Wednesday, January; mas paTties set for 1:30 p . m The 1, at the state hospital. ; Rev Roy Fj s h er will be in charge 'The' Patients' Drama club and, 0 ( Protestant services at 8:30 a.m. p.m. The student nurses will carol on the wards again Friday evening and the movie will be repeated at 7:30.p.m. A dance in the auditorium -is schedule'd for -7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Sunday, Dec. 22, will be a' big day for the patients, with thij dis- choir will present a Christmas play at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, and at 2. and 7:30 p.m. the following day. There will be a patients' dance in the auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a concert by the Kokomo American Legion band. On Thursday, Dec. 19, there will be a movie in the auditorium tit 2 p.m., caroling on the wards by the student nurses at 7 p.m., and a movie in the auditorium at 7:30 Two Leave For Service Two Cass county youths left Wednesday morning by regular bus for Indianapolis to be inducted into the armed forces, representing the December draft call for the county, according to Mrs. Bernice Hawthorne, clerk of the Selective Service board. They are LaVerne Albert Clark of Lucerne and James Roger Sisson of Galveston. Meanwhile, the Selective Service board has classified 15 more youths 1-A, available for military service. They are Kermit R. Hollings- and the Rev. Father Maurice. Miller will be in charge of Catholic services at 9:30 a.m. Children from the Logansport Protestant churches will present a Christmas program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. „, and on the following afternoon' at 2 .o'clock the Patients' Choral group will, present a Christmas Musicale. Father Miller will be in charge of the midnight mass at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday and a Christmas mass at 9:30 a.m. on Christmas day. Reverend Fisher will conduct Protestant services at 8:30 a.m. on Christmas day. The Christmas dinner menu will consist of chilled grapefruit juice, roast torn turkey, giblet gravy, oyster dressing, candied sweet potatoes,. Brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, celery hearts, bread, butter, coffee, milk, and mince meat pie. Another gift • distribution on the wards is set for 2 p.m. on that day. A movie will be shown in the auditorium at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, and at. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, while a dance in the auditorium is scheduled for '! p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Chaplains Fisher and Millfcr will conduct their usual services. ISun- worth, Philip A. Berndt, Donald A. | d, ay morning, Dec. 29, and » spe- Sandi, Robert W. Muir, Larry L. ] c ;al Christmas movie will .be shown Stover, Felix S. Parkevich,- Markjj n the auditorium the following af- F. Armick, Jr., Perry D. Hartle- t er noon and evening. road, Larry L. Pullen, William F. Swisher, Lewis M. Roller, Charles Dick Mordenti's orchestra will provide the music for the New L. Hickey, Joseph L. Kasch, Larli year's eve dance to be held at 7 B. Leedy, and Roscoe A. Shackelford. Nine others were classified 5-A, having passed the draft age; 11 were classified 4-A; six were classified 4-F; and three were given various other classifications. p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. On. 'Wednesday, Jan. 1, Chaplain Miller will conduct 'Catholic services at 8:45 a.m. and there will be a special Christmas movie in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the holiday activities. Eisenhower and his advisers outlined to key Democratic and Republican congressmen Tuesday their plans to meet the Russian threat by strengthening the Atlantic alliance and increasing spending for defense, particularly missiles, and for foreign aid. Dirksen said the ne-v fiscal plans were outlined by Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson and Budget Director Percival Brundage. Dirksen said the final budget figure for the new fiscal year starting- next July 1—is "still fluid." Asked if he thought there was any doubt that the present record peacetime spending rate of 72 billion dollars would have to be increased, he said, "I don't think there is any assurance on that point." . • He said the administration hoped through encoomies, carry-overs of furds now available and other methods of saving, to be able to avoid a material increase in the overall budget.even thougl there will • be increases in missile and other categories of'defense spending. To Hold Down Speeding The President will make definite recommendations to Congress on the reduction and elimination of certain specific functions of go"eminent to hold down overall spending, Dirksen said. He also said the administration expects "to make out on the debt ceiling (275 billion dollars) until we go back into' session in January." He did not say whether an increase would be sought after that. On the basis of Tuesday's talks GOP leaders were convinced the President will submit to Congress next month a very tight but balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning next Jtily 1. From those attending 'the conference Tuesday carne these reports: —The defense budget for the next fiscal year will be 39 to 40 billion dollars compared .with the present estimate of $38,400,000,000 fo- the fiscal year ending next June 30. —There will be a two billion dollar-increase over this year in some defense spending programs, including missile and 'anti-missile development, dispersal of long range bomber bases, the antisubmarine program, - satellite development and outer space research, and a 400 million dollar military pay increase aimed partly at keeping scientific and technical personnel in service. —The administration will try to offset this two billion dollar increase at least in part by economies in other parts of the defense budget and in non-defense spending. wave of hope that upon his return | intends to serve his full f our .year I pre-flight test and ''they have to to the ^ Senate in January his I t errrli Today he said he would not | doctor the limes as they go along." j iu uij-- uv.JiMbb in -j M*»>-»-i.j •••-< lull [i, J.UllaV lie So (Jenher's) colleagues may prevail! tai ce t ne senate upon him to change his mind." Jenner announced last Saturday he would not be a candidate for another six-year term when his present term expires next year. Handley admitted he long has had an "ambition" to be a U.S. senator "but I want to do it in the All troubles found in the intricate mechanism were apparently of a minor nature that'needed only adjustments to prepare the missile for a perfect 'flight. normal course of events—I "don't I want to take any short cuts." I He also believed Jenner's mten- He said he could'not answer at! tlons " are sincere' and that he this time any question- about : did llot announce retirement to whether he would be. a candidate make himself available for a for Jenner's seat, because he. seat unless elected. "I think the people should always be able to pass judgment on a candidate," he said. Handley said he believed Jenner! , W ,i nds r .° s ?, to , Ia ™ les a . n . will serve out his entire term ' at tn ? misslle launching site this ,,„ . ... ,, ,, .morning and visibility was expect- •7jam sure he will," the gover- ;ed to be near ^ by u , e sched . uled 3 p.m. launching time. An 11-hour countdown that must precede the launching began at 4 a.m. During the countdown period every member of the launching team rehearses his assignments nor said. "draft" movement. wants Jenner to keep it himself Handley said in his talks with'until all are letter perfect when and thinks the' chances are -"fair"; Jenner the senator never indicated that Jenner will change his mind.! he wanls to be governor of Indi-. ana. Asked if Handley would support Jenner for governor if he did Postpones Own Decision Jenner, he said, -is "one of the stalwarts of the Senate, and one that America in this trying hour can ill afford to lose." He said he hopes the "ferment of public opinion during the next few months may alter the senator's decision." The governor said, he will not make up his mind about seeking the nomination next summer at the Republican state convention until he is certain Jenner will riot rtm. Handley said perhaps by next March or April decisions should be made by both him and Jeriner. ^Newsmen inquired whether Handley had been approached about any "deal" whereby Jenner would resign as senator before completing his term, and Lt. Gov. Crawford Parker would assume the governor's chair and appoint Handley as Jenner's senatorial successor. "It certainly hasn't been discussed by any of the 'principals involved," Handley said, adding run in I960, Handley said. "Nineteen-slxty is three years other members of the U.S. missile family also were being readied. away. Altman Shows Swine Winner CHICAGO (UP)—Hoosiers took more championships, reserve champi'inships.and firsts today in the swine judging at the International Livestock Exposition. Albert Altman, Monticello, Ind., showed the champion pen of barrows in Spotted Poland China and|'"-i" *—u „ r:» n i. «i« nn ...JJ.L. _ --ri llml - a> the big shoot is ready to go. Takes Only 10 Minutes .Although the Vanguard was get- ling preferential treatment here, These included the Snark, an Air Force guided missile, and probably the Thor, a ballistic missile also belonging to the Air Force. Preparations on these missiles in no. way interfered with the Vanguard project, however. Once it was shot, the success or failure of the first full - fledged 'satellite test by this nation would be determined in 10 breathtaking nior division title in the adult five ] acre corn contest, it was announced Tuesday. Toney led a field of 45 contestants in topping the previous high mark of 165.9 bushels per acre, set in 1952 by Harry Preiser of Tipton township. The victory was Toney's second in the annual event which has been held in Cass county for more than two decades. He won the title in 1953 with an average yield 149 bushels. Toney's farm is located two miles southeast of Deacon. The land used for the record crop has bo:en planted with corn each year since 1353. .Before that time he had planted soybeans, wheat and legumes. Th,e latest and most advanced agricultural methods were used by Toney to get maximum production from the field. He said he tested the field soon after clearing it in 1948 and applied fertilizer until all elements' were at a high reading. Tes's last year showed that the field had a high potash and phosphorous content and .7 per cent of lime. This year Toney added 100 LOYD TONEY 152 bushels; Jesse Martin, Washington Tp., 151 bushels. Joe GOLD MEDAUi Lybrook, Galveston, 146 bushels; Russell Bevington, Jackson Tp., 145 bushels; Eugene Crow, Royal Center, 145 bushels; Dudley Bridge, Royal Center, 1-13 bushels; Joseph Martin, Washington Tp., minutes. In that time the rocket, would have completed its three stages of flight to a height of 300 distance of 1,500 This year 'loney aacieu i«u. U3 bushe]s . Burton Mennen Wasn . pounds of 60 per cent im.ncale of ingk)n T M3 busne j Raymond If everything went well, the sat- spinning in took a first place with a pen -of three in the 193-210 pound range. Purdue University showed the bit arouncfthe "earlh'Twice every champion pen of barrows (light'- 1 " weight) in the Hampshire class and the reserve champion pen in the Poland China class. Kenneth Newcom, Tipton, Ind., showed-the reserve .champion pen of barrows in Yorkshires. Highway Crews Spread Gravel on Icy Hills .The Cass.county highway department worked until 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, spreading crushed gravel and calcium chloride on icy hills in various parts of the county, according to Elmer Shuman, highway superintendent. The work was .resumed before' 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, and before noon Wednesday most of the county had been covered, Shuman said. Six trucks were used in the work, three of which were equipped with cinder spreaders. The gravel was spread on the hills from the others by hand. Two hundred pounds of calcium chloride .were dumped on each .load of gravel to melt the ice. Automobiles and trucks were having .difficulty negotiating the hills before the gravel was spread on. them. The county highway crew had just arrived at Morgan hill, southwest of Logansport, to three hours. Its small transmitter, using six slender horns for antennae, would send out ? steady signal for tracking stations to use in confirming the orbit. The Defense Department in Washington said it would have a statement two hours after the launching, indicating it would take that long to confirm whether an orbit had been achieved. • Calm Necessary The Vanguard, a skinny three- stage rocket 72 feet long and only potash and plowed it under in the spring. At planting time 150 pounds per acre of 8-24-0 was applied in I he rows in liquid forrn, and the corn was sidedressed with 100 pounds of nitrogen in the form of Nitrana. Toney planted the field June 1 with a mulch type corn planter, using a single cross corn of J. E. Martins and Sons 676 at the rate of 16,000 plants per acre. To con- •trol weeds he cultivated the field twice and sprayed it once. Elmer Plank, Henry Preiser and Paul Preiser, all of Tipton township, were close behind Toney with a yield of 160 bushels per acre. During the past ten years the title has been won by five individuals. They are: 45 inches in diameter at its base, 1948— Henry Preiser, 160.1 bushels. could not be safely • launched in 1 1949— Henry Preiser, 139.2 bushels. wind higher than 20 knots. A gusty ! 1950— Ellis Shafcr, 163.3^ |™ s ]] c | s '""" "" ~ ' """" """ " 1 °" " front was forecast. for latt today, coming in from the Atlantic spread gravel Tuesday afternoon against bleak Cape Canaveral with when a truck loaded with corn 'which was coming down the hill slid off to the side of the road and upset. its forest: of missile towers. So long as the towers, which are mazes of scaffolding on rails topped by gantry cranes, sur- Vehicles were reported in ditches^-round the missile they are safe in various parts of the county, jn- : from the elements. But they must eluding two on U.S. highway 351 be hauled away before the big near Walton, and Can'ley hill on rockets are fueled and fired. state road 29, south of the city, also was causing trouble until state highways crews came to the rescue. All. of the main highways in this area were reported clear of ice but still sloppy from the snow Wednesday. The Navy and its civilian scientists were confident that an orbit could be achieved with the Softball size test sphere. The Vanguard project calls for several of these small test launchings this month, and an effort with a 20-pounder early next year. 1951—K'cnry Preiser, 157.9 bushels, 1952—Henry Preiser, 163.9 bushels. 1953—Loyd Toney, 149 bushels. 1954—Ellis Shafcr, 157.7 bushels. 1955—Paul Preiser, 149 bushels. 1956—Russell Bevington, 155 bushels 1957—Loyd Toney, IBS bushels. Here is the official result of the senior division contest: KOSE GOLD MEDALS Loyd Toney, Deer Creek Tp., 168 bushels; Elmer'Plank, Tipton Tp., 160 bushels; Henry Preiser, Tipton Tp., iBO bushels; Paul Preiser, Tipton Tp., 160 bushels; 0. C. Blank, Noble Tp., 154 bushels; George F. Thompson, Galveiton, ington Tp., 143 bushels; Raymond Bevington, Jackson Tp., K2 bushels; Bill Davidson, Bethlehem Tp., 342 bushels; William Nelson, Deer Creek Tp., ]42 bushels; Joe Spitznogle, Logansport, 142 bushels; Dwight Smith, Bethlehem Tp., 142 bushels; Donalc Berlet, Washington Tp., 141 bushels; Harry Plank, Galveston, 139 bushels; Robert V. Young, Logansport, 139 bushels; Fred Benner Clinton Tp., 13' bushels; Gerald Champ, Twelve Mile, 137 bushels; Ellis L. Shafer, Royal Center, 136 bushel?; Ed Newburn, Washington Tp., 135 bushels; Richard Martin, Washington Tp., 134 bushels, William F. Justice, Clinton Tp.. 133 bushels; Dan Benner, Clinton Tp., 132 bushels; Kenneth Hines, Walton, 132 bushels; Ted Blank, Noble Tp., 131 bushels; Riley Thimla,, Royal Center, 131 bushels; Jack Ratcliff, Galveston, 130 bushels: Gale Beckley, Royal Center, 129 bushels; Hopper, Tipton Tp., 129 bushels; James E. Martin, Wal- Lon, 129 bushels; Rodney Busard, Noble Tp., 128 bushels; John Conn, Clinton Tp., 128 bushels; George M. Hopper, Tipton Tp., 128 bushels; Darrell Merrell, Deer Creek Tp., 128 bushels. SILVER MEDALS Wayne Berry, Royal Center, 123 bushels; Harold E. Johnston, Twelve Mile, ill bushels; Lester Elliott, Lucerne, 107 bushels. \rm.