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Logansport—Colder, snow tonight and Saturday. Law tonight 35; high Saturday 40. Sunset today 4:21 p.m.; sunrise Saturday 6:32 .a.m. High here today 52, noon; 48, 6 a.m. Sunday outlook: Colder, snow. LID!™* YOUR HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All DepiurtmentM Phone 414:L LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, 1957. Full-Leaueil United Pr«a« • Wire* Dny mid Mwrht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents Push Plans For New Airport Near Logansport County Auditor Gets Petitions For Bond Issue Plan fo Advertise For Construction Bids in January The Logansport city council vvill. he asked to i,=sue general obLga- 1 lion bonds in the amount of $60.000 so that it will be possible tn ad-1 vertise for bids for a mimic.pal airport for Logansporf in Janmiry. il was revealed Friday by Thomas G. Medland, president of the board of aviation commissioners. a:'ter petitions for the bond issue were' submitted to the county auditor's office for certification. Four petitions bearing a lota! of 132 names will be submit 1 ed to; the city council as soon as the! auditor's office certifies that the^ signers are owners of taxable real I estate in the city. | The petitions state: j "We, the owners of taxable reali estate in the city of Logansporl pe'ition the common council of said city to issue the bonds of said city in an amount not ex ceeding $60.000 for the purpose of procuring funds to be applied on the cost of construc'ion and equipment of a municipal airport, landing field, and air navigation facilities, the acquisition of necessary land therefor, and for olher aviation purposes." Medland explained that S25 000 of the bond issue must be usec to reimburse the city ceme'ery endowment fund, from which S25 000 was borrowed for the purchase of 72 acres of land south of the :ity on state road 29. The 1 shapsd strip is three and a half miles from Fourth street and Broadway. Since the city collected 517,500 a year ago through taxation for an airport, the SSO.OOO bond issue will bring the city's total cost to $77,500. and the federal government is expected to match this exten- diture. making a total of $155000 available. The federal government alre.ady ha. 1 ? approved $31,500 for the Iccal airport and it will be asked to approve an additional $46,000 so the ci'y's expenditures will be matched dollar for dollar by the federal aid. The federal government does not help pay the engineering expe ise, however. The $155.000 will make possible an all-weather airport -with an asphalt runway, Medland explained. The aviation commission .also hopes to obtain lighting so it can be used on a 24-h»urs-per day basis. The Clyde Williams associates of Indianapolis are now drawing up plans for the airport, and construction is expected to begin in the spring. The main (east-wesO runway will be 2,500 feet long and 60 feet in width, while the secondary (north-south) runway will be 1,300 to 1.400 feet in length, Mediant, reported. A small operations building is planned. The aviation commission is not planning to build hangars. That feature will be left to the operator, it was indicated. The cost of the land for the airport was $36.000. Since the city only had $17,500 available in tax money. $25,000 was borrowed irom the cemetery fund to give the aviation commission a balance to use for incidental expenses. Members of (Tie comrnissio:i in addition to Medland are Eu;ene Y Denham. vice-president; :Har- ro'ld B. "Robb, secretary; and Wayne Schaefer. Cletus Fitz also assisted in the circulation of the petitions. Yule Lighting Contest Set A Christmas home lighting contest is again being conducted by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, with prizes being offered in three divisions, and entry blanks for the event are now available. The blanks may be obtained at (he First Federal Savings and Loan, the Farmers and Merer ants Bank, Kresge's. Olsen's. Flaregin | Ace Hardware. David's, the Golden, Rule. Warner's Greenhouse and the Pleasant Hill Greenhouse. _ Judging in the contest will be conducted between Dec. 23 and 2G, with the deadline -for. entering: the event on Sunday, Dec. 22. Judges and the prizes will be announced later. The three divisions in which prizes will be awarded are complete yard and home, entryway, and window. First place winner in the yard and home division will be eligible for entry in the national contest sponsored by General Electric, with a top cash prize of $2,5CO. ROCKET TEST FAILS MAKE PLANS TRIAL RUN FOR SANTA GLAUS Report Ike Will Attend NATO Meet WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower has decided to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit meeting in Paris Dec. 16, it was learned today. Only an unexpected setback in his rapid recovery from a mild stroke, or a firm veto by his doctors, could alter his decision to head the U.S. delegation to the crucial cold war meeting, administration officials said. Reliable informants said plans | are being made for the President to make the transatlantic trip.' Formal announcement of his decision may be put off, however, until Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Doctors Will Decide The Chief Executive's doctors are expected to make their final checkup prior to the announcement some time after Eisenhower ends his current long weekend stay at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. Announcement by the White House and State Department that the President would not attend the meeting, following his Nov. 25 cer-^ ebral attack, led -to deep concern j among some of the European lead-1 ers slated to attend the meeting, of chiefs of the NATO nations. There was considerable feeling that lack of his leadership might weaken the hoped-for allied effort to strengthen western scientific, military and political cooperation in the face of Russia's space-age challenge. Made Quick Recovery The announcement "assuming" (he Chief Executive would not go, made during the uncertain hours following disclosure of his mild stroke, was issued without consulting the President. But his quicker- than-expected recovery from his attack, plus his personal anxiety over the fate of the NATO meeting, led to his decision to go ahead with plans to make the trip. The While House has, since its original announcement, reopened the door publicly to the possibility he will go. White House press secretary James C. Hagerty's latest word is that the decision now will be up to the Chief Executive's doctors. Vice President Richard M. Nixon is ticketed to go if the President does rot. All indications from abroad have been that the NATO meeting will suffer a setback if the President does not go. Explodes On Ground At Florida Base Sherwood Faces Bribery Charges Army Getting Ready To Attempt Firing Its Satellite "Litrle'Doc," and Former Craig Aide Involved in Indiana Highway Scandals INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Elmer W. (Little Doc) Sherwood and William E. (Bill) Sayer. two o£ former Gov. George Craig's closest friends and political advisers, left ~lorida today to face bribery and conspiracy charges in exploded on the ground today in j^e Indiana highway scandals. a fresh failure of American efforts Sherwood, former Indiana adjutant general, and Sayto meet Russia's Sputnik chal-'er, former administrative assistant to Craig, were named lenge. i defendants in affidavits filed Thursday here alleging they . a "-;and "Glo" salesman Arthur J. Mogilner bribed former v chairman Virgil (Red) Smith to buy more than worth of highway equipment from Mogilner and said it probably will be at least lnen s P iil P art °f Mogilner's commissions among them- several weeks before another at- selves. tempt will be made to launch a Smith is under sentence on an-j • test satellite. j other highway scandal charge. ADVISORS The Army, also in the 'moon-1 Del. Sgt. Robert K. Gray of the carrying effort, is getting ready | Indiana State Police flew to Flor- its own attempt to launch a satel-| icia Thursday to serve arrest war- lite but it is not ready to fire. i rants on Sherwood and Sayer. But The Vanguard, a thing of beauty:lie tarried overnight at Orlando on its launching stand, loppled in-' and by the time he headed for to the water ;ust before it ex-|Sebring Shores, a residential de- ploded—an inglorious end to a velopmcnl where the two live, they The Defense Department nounced its personnel and scien- magnificant endeavor. An orange ball of flame a:id billowing black smoke engulfed the gleaming silver Vanguard Navy missile at the moment it was fired 's'ayer telephoned him this morn- A typical scene in Logansport toy siorcs these days Is portrayed by David D. Bess, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Bess, Kcwanna, as he makes a test run on a toy tractor which lie would like to find under his Christmas tree on Dec. 25. —10:45 a.m. c.s.t The rocket blew up en its launching stand. The Power Failed Dr. John P. Hagen, chief of the Finance Plans For Schools Are Outlined A report on possible methods of financing a new high school or new junior high schools in Logansport was presented at a meeting of by" automobile for" Indianapolis", j Hie Citizens Advisory Committee wer enroule to Indianapolis to answer ;he 'harges. James Rocap, Jr., an Indianapolis attorney, said Sherwood and ling they were leaving! mmediatelyj Rocap, a former Marion deputy prosecutor, said he surrender the ' two to authorities County i"'. le will tii Thursday night at the Administra- .011 buildings. Methods mentioned in the report included the use of money THIRD BEST IN SHOW Nine Years of Hard Work Pays Off for Pat Meade AT PURDUE LHS Senate Club Attends Conference Seven members of the Student Senate club at Logansport high school went to Purdue University Friday morning to attend the 25th CAMDEN—Nine years of effort that brought honor to 18 year old Patricia Meade of Camden at the International Livestock Exposition this week is a story of sacrifice to aitain one desired goal. Her'950 pound Shorthorn steer, Rowdy, was named champion of its class and third best steer in the whole livestock show. One judge told her the sieer may have made grand champion except for its being a crossbred, mother a Hereford and father a Shorthorn. This year was the fourth that she had shown animals at the International show but this was the highest honor she ever received. Her interest in 4-H livestock work began when she was 9 years old. The first year her enthusiasm was engenered by winning a heifer championship at the Carroll county fair. The next two or three years, however, she went down to defeat Notwithstanding, she continued to work, thini and study livestock from 5 a. m. to past dusk. Soon she was back on top at the county fair. She won showmanship honors at the county fair last year. Perfection in showing an animal is attained only by constant, daily practice, which she performed religiously. most coveted barrows in the na-j Other activities, Including quite tion. They are the pen of three Spot- boards so that _ she might study Altman Sells 3 Champion Hogs Today MONTICELLO—Today in Chicago, Albert Altman of Monticello, route 5, is selling three of the Board Awards 1958 Contracts Complete Work Begun In Monday Session The Cass county commissioners, meeting Thursday afternoon in the auditor's office, awarded the remainder of the highway contract;; for the county for 1958. Some ol' the contracts were let when the bids 'were opened Monday. Those not previously announced •are: 60,000 gallons of gasoline to Standard Oil Co., Tucker Oil Co., and Sinclair Refining Co.; 4.000 gallons of diesel fuel to Tucker Oil Co.; motor oil. Tucker and th« Ohio Oil Co.; anti-freeze, alcohol, and 1,200 pounds of greases, Tucker Oil Co. The B. F. Goodrich Co. was awarded contracts for 150 gallon.; of permanent anti-frecze, and Art LiMie weed of Muncie, 400 gallons of spray; tires and tubes, satellite project, said in Washing- 1 at 2 p.m. Monday. ton through a spokesman that tlmj Mogilner also was charged in'from the cumulative building fund, trouble developed two .seconds:the new affidavits. Each of the bond issues, a loan from the Stale after the -Vanguard rocket was! three men was accused on two Veteran's Memorial Fund, the use fireti - I counts, one of bribery and one of of a holding corporation, or com"Then the rocket fell back on the conspiracy. filiations of these "Sherwood and Sayer were the! Ric hard Bailey, committee chair- stand, toppled over toward the water—that is toward the east— and' exploded," said. the spokesman Fire followed the explosion oC the Vanguard but did not last long. In non-technical language, what happened—according to the Defense Department—was that the power which hurls the rocket into space failed. Early diagnosis put the blame in the rocket's first stage. Hagan quoted J. Paul Walsh, deputy Vanguard director at Canaveral as being "naturally very disappointed." This reporter could hear the dramatic last portion of the countdown preceding the firing—19-18- They got down to one second. All was tense in the public information 'office at Patrick Air Force Base. Maj.'Kenneth Grine was on the phone. He got to zero. Nothing happened. Then there was a pause. It was only seconds but seemed ted Poland Chinas that were named grand champions at the International Live Stock Exhibition— and practice with nor livestock. This year she enrolled in Purdue University but when she saw it ing. The . prize-winning animals are part of a hog herd of 250, accumulated by Mr. and Mrs. Altman ers""conferc"nce "and lne""l5thTn- since they started breedin S them nual Student Legislative Assembly. I ten years ago annual Indiana High School Debat- 'til They' are among students from more than 100 Indiana high school participating in the two-day program. Charles Harkin, English teacher at the high school, accompanied the group. The students attending are Tom Huston, Bill Kimberling, David Morton, Bob Wharton, Courtney Justice, Michael Cart and Michael Roark. Principal speakers at the program will be Lieutenant Governor Crawford F. Parker, Charles P. Taft, mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dr. Loren D. Reid, president of the Speech Association of America. The Student Senate and Legislative Assembly will act on five, bills prepared by students. The bills will be on foreign aid, open and closed shop legislation, teen - age law breakers, school integration and enrollment problems in Indiana's state supported college:; and universities. Demonstration debates will be At the time they were practically strangers to the hog breeding business. They have spent ten years specializing in the breeding of the Spotted Poland China hogs. The champion trio being sold today were fed on corn, oats, and ground "feed. They were pastured on alfalfa. Mrs. AHman said occasionally he would feed them molasses to slick them up for showing. Mr. AHman, now 39 years old, is expected to return sometime Friday evening from his successful fair trip to the windy city. .._ _ = ^ F. Goodrich; storage batteries, | a few dates, had to go VTh'e; Mehaffie Ser.vice and B. F. Goodrich. Other contracts were: Ready- mix concrete, Wolf Ready Mix Concrete company; 25,000 FBM bridge plank, Logansport Metsl Culvert and Columbus Wood Press; 5,000 feet corrugated metal sewer pipe, 15,000 square feet of metal bridge flooring and ten tons of structural steel, Logansport Metal Culvert company; 50,000 cubic yards of gravel, Clarence Goodier of Galveston;' and 10,000 cubic yards of pea gravel, Meiser Brothers 'of Rochester. Staggs, General Tire, Mehaffi.»' lik e hours Service, Tire Service Co., and B., Tne announcer at the cape on the first championship Altman has " oul ? interfere with her showing garnered in four years of show- ^ °l.,?L th ? ln ™ onal , tair shr withdrew her enrollment. Her mother, Mrs. Charles Meade. said that she might even bypass enrollment a': the university next year if she gets a steer that she thinks might win another prize at the international show. The champion Shorthorn steer Rowdy was purchased this July from Ann Hers of'Rochester for 30 cents a pound, roughly about $235. After getting it, she changed its diet, and it gained three pounds a day from then on, She watered and curled the animal's hair twice 1 daily from 'July until the fair this week. Her mother said siie is still not satisfied with having-lhe third best steer in the world livestock show. She has hopes yet of bringing home a grand champion. Plan Yule Program Pupils _in Logansport's public "Paddy's Christmas" and "Christ- grade schools will present Christ- ms? in America." m-is programs from Dec. 10-20 and will send groups of carolers to institutions and the home of shut-ins in each neighborhood, it was announced Thursday. Each school will have a program given by teams from the Univer- foi PTA members and other city sily of Michigan and Augustana College. Several Indiana high school teams also will conduct debates. INVALIDS SAVED IN FIHE BEDFORD (UP)-Six old persons, all of them invalids, were carried to safety from a fire which damaged the Keller Nursing Home Thursday. residents. Miss Thelma Sines, diiector of elementary vocal music, said that if weather permits the carolers will sing in the downtown business district. Ttie programs are free and open to the public. The schedule for each school is: ' Daniel Webster, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 10 "Christmas Around the World." Franklin, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 10, McKinley, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 10, "Everywhere, Everywhere Christmas Tonight." Columbia, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 11. 'Santa's Pack" and "Christ Is Born." Washington, 7:30 p. m, Dec. 17, "The Lost Doll." Longfellow, 2:30 p. m Dec. 17, "What Is Christmas?" ' Tipton, 2:30' p. m. Dec. 17, "The True Meaning of Christmas." Jefferson, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 17, "Mr. Wuggelby's Toy Shop at Christmas -Time." Washington Physically Handicapped class, 10 a. m. Dec. 20, "The First Christinas." Condition of Mills Remains Critical The condition of State Trooper Oscar Mills, 28, Flora, who was injured in a patrol car accident near Flora Saturday night, rc>- mains critical at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette. Mills suffered a fractured skull, leg fractures, and severe head bruises when he lost control ol his car after it clipped the rear of a car turning in front of him on state road 18. Bulletins MOSCOW (UP) — Soviet Communist Parly leader Nlkita Khrushchev said tonight that the carrier rocket of the first Soviet Sputnik plunged to earth over American territory last Saturday but "The Americans will not give It up to us." ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UP) —The AFL-CIO convention .lo- diiy booted the Teamsters Union out ol the merged labor movement for failure to remove officials charged with corruption. the phone said "All personnel stand by." Then the news was broken that the rocket had failed. Finally Ihey passed around a real schemers." said Prosecutor John Tinder. "They were the men in a position to put it over. These three men set up the bribery and carried through, with the greater activity by Sherwood and Sayer." The latest 'charges filedin the highway scandals alleged that the three bribed or conspired to bribe Smith by giving him more than $22,700 of Mogilner's commissions for selling the state 36 front-end loaders for $529,000 and 8 street sweepers for $88,000. Tinder said commissions from the loader deal alone were about $60.000. Mogilner, who previously faced 12 counts of bribery in connection with more than a million dollars in contracts received while Smith was highway chairman, was the target of one of the new arrest warrants. He was not at home, however, and his attorney, John Roys . said Mogilner was "hunting somewhere in Southern Indiana." Royse said lie was trying to reach Mogilner so he could surrender this afternoon. Sherwood was adjutant general in the administration of former Gov. Ralph F. Gales. He and Sayer were known'among political little card with 'these words on it: i observers as members of the so"Exploded—no injuries." ' called "palace guard" in Craig's Defense officials began explain- administration. ing the failure in Washington. Sherwood and Sayer were men"The percentages in this busi-j lioned, but not by name, in a man, said after the meeting that the discussion was "purely exploratory" and that no decisions or recommendations were made. He pointed out that the main purpose of the committee was to help the school board decide whether to build a new high school or new junior high schools. He added that it was possible the committee would make no recommendations on financial problems but would merely submit its findings to the school board. Financing a new school through a holding corporation would mean that a private company would construct the building and then turn it over to the school city on a lease rental plan. After a number of years when the indebtedness was paid off, the building would become the property of the school city. The State Veterans' Memorial Fund consists of money left from taxes collected for paying state- veterans' bonuses. Bailey said tha money has been put in trust and set aside in a revolving fund for the use of communities in dire need of cash and- with no other methods of financing available. Interest on loans from the fund is only one per cent, Bailey said, but the maximum that can be '. Although that ness go against you," a spokesman said. "We've had three beautiful shots in earlier tests." T!ie previous tests were on the separate stages of the three-stage Vanguard during the past year. There were unofficial reports immediately after the Vanguard faijure that an Air Force Thor was ready to be fired some time later today. The Thor is an intermediate range ballistic missile similar to the Army's Jupiter. Marion County grand jury report! iimount would not cover the en- niLllluJj \jUUJIlv ^ictliu mi y Lir^uii..,. ... . . . last May which was critical of: Ire co , sl ° construction ^. «•• Craig and his administration fori 1 ?^ " lteresl ."le would make pos- pcrmitting irregularities in admin-l slhle a considerable saving, istralion of the Slate Highway j However, Bailey was not sure Department. jlhal the city could qualify for a The grand jury report, said there i loan from tha fund, was evidence Sherwood and Sayer I The committee will meet again introduced Mogilner to highway; next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to officials so he could pave the way;iiear a report on buildings and to get more than a million dollars | grounds. in contracts to sell supplies and equipment to the state. Fire Safety Rules Listed for Christmas off all tree lighting before retiring or leaving your house. !i. Don't let wrapping accumulate, placing them in a metal-covered trash barrel or burning them in an incinerator as soon as possible. Untreated cotton batting, Bailey said he believes the group will complete its study by Ihe first of the year. The final rec- ommendalions of the committee 23 a whole will be made to the school board at that time. Fire Chief Dick Eisert is urging Logansport residents to heed rules for a fire-safe Christmas holiday, published by the National Fire Protection Association. The rules, Eisert said, are: 1. Cut a growing tree or try to buy one that hasn't dried cut from.ignites easily unless "flame-proof-''hitch-hiking. One-Way Street Traps Three Runaway Youths Three 16 - year-old Muskegon, Mich., boys were picked up by city police Friday morning as suspected runaways while the trio paper and some cloth costuming;was encountering difficulty in i rrn'tnc oacilv nnlncc "f 1 amo.nrnnf- . .«:t «U t.:i.:»» long storage. A freshly cut tree should have a second cut at least and inch above the .original, and the trunk should be placed in water over the second cut. Keep the tree well-supported and away from a heat source. 2. Don't use candles on or near the tree where they might, set the tree or combustible packages beneath it afire, and don't plug too many cords into one outleli. Check lighting sets, which should bear the UncSerwriters Laboratories (UL) label, before using, and turn 4. Don't buy pyroxlin plastic dolls, toys or non-flameproofed cowboy suits. Avoid toys operated by alcohol, kerosene or gasoline, since they may be upset and set fire to children's clothing, trees or houses. 5. Don't smoke near the tree or amid decorations or piles of wrapping, keeping safe ashtrays handy. If fire should strike, get everyone out of the house and call the fire department before attempting to fight the blaze, Their problem was in getting a ride west on East Market street, which is one-way eastbound. The youths were picked up for questioning by officers in a squad car, who observed the- boys trying to catch a ride west on East Market, near Ninth street. The boys had no money and two had no identification. Police. were holding the trio while their, story that they were hitch-hiking to Indianapolis from Muskegon and were not runaway* was being investigated.

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