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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, December 16, 1957
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LOGANSPOR1 PUBLIC LIBKARY Logansport—Partly cloudy tonight. Tuesday mostly cloudy, occasional light rain or drizzle southwest and extreme west. Not much change in temprrature. Low tonight 28-35. High Tuesday in 40s. Sunset '1:22 p.m., sunrise 7 a.m. Outlook for Wednesday: Cloudy. Founded 1844— ~ a ro s £ "yOXJR HOME TOWN KEWSPAPER NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Vor All Department* Plionc 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1957. FulI-Lenud United Prc»« Day xnd Mfrht Price Per Copy, Seven Cent! Burlington Boy Killed In Crash Car Slams Into Tree Near Flora; Rites Wednesday for James D. Burkhart, 17 FLORA—A 17 year old Burling- Both legs were broken. The youth ton boy was killed about 9 p.m. Sunday 5>/z miles east of Flora or. State Road 18 when his car ran off the road, hit the end of a log, skidded sideways, and slammed broadside into a tree. James. D. Burkhart was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Richard Eikenberry who attributed death to a skull fracture. FIRE VICTIMS Begin Building New Home for Craw Family Work on a new home for the Max Craw family, of Pipe Creek Falls, will begin Tuesday. Mr. and-Mrs. Craw and their eight children were left homeless last Thursday when fire destroyed their six-room dwelling ten miles southeast of Logansport. The new house will be a one-JFFA, "of the Kokomo National story structure with three bed- [ Guard. He was a senior at Bur ington High School. Funeral services will be held at .0 a.m. Wednesday at Burlington Methodist church. Rev. R. B. Clay,on of South Bend, former minister of the church, will officiale. Body s at Leiter's Funeral Home in ?lora. was returning home from Flora. The mishap occurred on the Sam YeaKey ,farm. State Trooper Dale Douglass said the car was literally wrapped around the ;«e. It nearly fell in two parts when removed from the tree, held together only by the frame. The car skidded about 200 feet, Trooper Douglass said. If the car had not hit the log. it may have crashed into the farm house, Eikenberry said. The crash was heard 1,026 feet away by a nearby resident, Max Landis. The road was wet and there was a light fog. Other officers at the scene to investigate were Deputy Sheriff John Miller, Delphi Police Chief Gilbert Underbill, Flora Police Chief Dale Reppert. The youth was the son of Mr. and J/trs. William Burkhart of Burlington. He was born or. 1 Jan. 1, 1940. He was a member of the ; Burlington Methodist church, of the LOOT SAFE $1,025 FIRE DESTROYS BARN AND CONTENTS rooms, kitchen, bath and utility room. The plans were drawn by Jim -Dunk-el, a Walton carpenter who has volunteered to help Craw build the new home. Others neighbors also have volunteered to help wilh the construction, and if weather permits, the workers will begin laying the foundation Tuesday. At first it was thought that the old foundation could be used but a later examination showed that it would be safer to build a new one. Gravel for the concrete has been promised by a neighbor, James ShoJty, and Dunkel has a.mixer to prepare the concrete. Since the day of the fire, county residents have donated $372.50 to thi> family through the Red Cross, 'and several hundred more directly to the fpmily. i ::n adaition, the Craws have been- wi'il supplied with clothing and cooking utensils and have received some furniture for the new house. Mrs. Craw, who was back at the routine of caring for her eight children Monday morning, said she did not know just how much money they had received. Her husband had to report to his headquarters it. Monticello and planned to see about a ioan to finance the purchase of materials for the house. 'She said they had been given a baby b>::d, living room outfit and a rug. Asked what their plans for Christmas wers, Mrs. Craw said they had been invited to her parents' home in Albany, but that if her husband was busy on the new house they probably would stay in the two house trailers in which tiey now are living. She said she lost a few Christ, mas presents in the fire, but had not done all her Christmas shopping before then. Many toys were brought to the children over the weekend, she said. Five-year-old Monnie Kay, who' was playing with the three- year-O'd twi:is, Johnnie and Lonnie jn one of the small house trailers, smiled and said, "We even got a choo-choo train." 1 Cash Balance in .State Fund Surplus Drops $80 Million INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The cash balance in Indiana's genera fund surplus dropped nearly 80 niillio.-i dollars in f.he last four years, figures in the State Auditor's office showed today. Enter Catalog Order Office Over Weekend Safe Is Opened Without Force In Downtown Building Thieves look $1,025 in cash from :he safe at Spiegel's catalog office, 306 Fifth street, in a burg, lary which occurred sometime during the weekend; Discovery of the theft was made at 7:45 a.m. Monday when Mrs. Vada Crago, manager of the store, arrived for work. •Mrs. Crago told officers the safe was locked when she left the .store Saturday night shortly after closing at 9 o'clock. The safe was standing open when she arrived Monday morning, she said. Officers reported that entry was gained to the store by prying open two doors at the rear of the store A door which opens into a hall way behind the store was firs pried open, and the rear door o the Spiegel office was then opened in the same manner. Mrs; Crago said the bolt from the back doo West Still Holds Margin of Power NATO TOLD: By JOSEPH GRIGG United Press Staff Correspondent PARIS (UP) — President Eisen- cause the triumpTi or freedom over despotism is not inevitable. "It takes a lot of hard work , ,, ., . . . and sacrifice by a lot of people bower told the opening session of j to bri . about ^ inevUa ble," he the first NATO summit confer- |^ n , OM 5 ence today the West still holds "the margin of power." gut he said the Western nations "must work to maintain this lead over the Communist bloc" be- NEW LAW Only the timbers of the barn on the Carter Butt farm, where the Joe Morris family resides, on route 4, Peru, remained after the blaze shown above destroyed the barn and its contents Sunday morning with an estimated loss of $15,000. Firemen are shown preventing the flames from spreading to other buildings near the barn, which was located two miles west o! the Cass-Miami county line on U. S. 24, by Belle's cabins. Logansport and New Waverly firemen were called to fight the blaze of undetcr- Hold Party For Children Forty-five underprivileged children were entertained Sunday af- :ernoon at the annual Christmas party sponsored by Post No. 60 >£ the American Legion, assisted j by the Legion auxiliary and the 40 and 8 organization, in Memorial ime. Dan Drompip^ dressed as Santa Claus, presented a gift to each child along with a stocking filled with candy and an orange. Refreshments were served. Entertainment included selections by Frank Gallo's accordion Band, and Jane Ann Conrad's baton twirlers. Stewart Gordon was accompanist for group singing. Ralph Fissel, the 1/egion's child welfare chairman, was the general chairman of the party, assisted by Mrs. Hilda Burdge, child welfare chairman of the auxiliary; Arthur Best, Legion commander; Mrs. Lucille Michael, auxiliary president; and Joseph Grill, chef de gare of the 40 and B. The children who were entertained included those who reside mined origin. $15,000 LOSS (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Barn and Contents Destroyed By Fire Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a large barn and Us contents, valued at approximately $15,000, on the farm owned by Carter Butt, Peru, two miles west of the Cass-Miami county line, by Belle's cabins, on U.S. 24 Sunday morning. Logansport and New Waverly firemen prevented the blaze from arrived. The barn was just east of the house rented from Butt by the Joe Morris family, on route 4, Peru. Destroyed when the' structure burned were a baler; a corn picker; an SI,100 15-foot fibreglass speedboat owned by Onis Long* who farms the ground owned by Butt; an estimated 1,400 bales of spreading to other farm buildings, hay; and 500 bales of straw. but were unable to save the 40- by-70 foot • two-floor barn, which was a mass of flames when they Has Cure for Farm Problem WASHINGTON (UP) — Two economists said today that the na- at'the CasTwunty"children's home! {ion's farmjproblem can be solved and at the Kleinman Christian children's home. The Legion also will deliver •toys to underprivileged children on Christmas eve. Victor Smith is chairman of the affair. Wait OK to Visit Sons In Red China by getting rid of surplus farmers. "The hard core of the U.S. farm problem is the surplus of human effort committed to farming," Theodore ,W. Schultz of the University of Chicago told an agriculture subcommittee of the Joint Congressional Economic Commit- iee. Voluntary movement of farmers into business and industrial jobs would be one of the "quickest and least costly" means of adjusting agriculture to the pace of the na- j tional economy, George H. Aull of Three Youths Admit Burglary Old Coin Leads To Arrest Of Trio Three Logansport high school just inside the door. Police said the safe had not been forcibly opened. The manager reported that she found papers and change drawers from the safe scattered about on the floor near it when she arrived. The money which was taken in Commitments To Longcliff Change Jan. ] After January 1 most admissions to state mental hospitals will be voluntary or temporary commitments, and regular commitments will be used only if the patient fails to improve sufficiently for on a table releasc after the 18 °- da y maxi- The President said in his keynote speech the Atlantic alliance nations are willing to join tlie Soviet Union in bringing "under rational control in lh<> common interest" what he termed "vast physical forces which cast a pall over the world." Calls For Strength "Until that can be done," Eisenhower said, "we must continue lo create and substain within the free world the necessary strength lo make cerlain of the common security. All of us .must have the assurance that the strength will be used to sustain peace and free- mum period. Dr. John Southworth, Logansport stale hospital superintendent stated at a meeting of judgs at Longcliff Saturday. Effective the first of the year eluded Saturday's receipts, Mrs. voluntary admission to any state Crago said, and the petty cash.! mental hospital can be made up- WASHINGTON (UP) — Three' Clemson College said. American mothers are awaiting a go-ahead from the Chinese Reds to pay Christmas visits to their sons imprisoned in Communist China, it was ..disclosed today. The State Department, reversing previous policy, recently agreed to permit close relatives of six Americans jailed in Red China to visit their kin. Schultz and Aull were members of a panel of five college economists who appeared at the opening of a five-day hearing on farm problems. The subcommittee chairman, Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala.), said a total of 60 experts would hold Long said his new boat was insured and believed that the barn and most of the other contents was insured. He reported that the corn picker was- an old one which he had traded in last year, but which the implement dealer had failed to pick up after delivering the new picker. Eight-year-old Dean Morris, whose family resides in the house on the Butt farm, caused his parents and neighbors considerable consternation when he fled from the scene of the fire just after it was discovered. The boy was seen outside the barn just after Basil Zimmerman, who resides just west of the Morris Home, discovered the fire at 10 a. m. as he was passing on his way to church. Zimmerman saw smoke pouring out from under the eaves of the barn and hurried to the Morris residence to have Mrs. Morris call the Logansport and New Waverly firemen. A short time later tlie boy was missed and while his mother believed she had seen him students, two of them 14 years.of age and one 15, were in the Cass county jail Monday after they admitted the burglary of the John James service station on state highway 25 at the south edge of Logansport at 5 a. m. Sunday. The loot,« recovered with the roundup of, file three boys by Deputy George Shanks, included pennies in four quart jars, an additional $30 in pennies in a sack, and $15 in pennies in rolls; old coins valued at more than $100; a .32 calibre revolver, five boxes of shells, four flashlights, a case of flashlight batteries, two bottles of gun cleaner, and several packages of chewing gum. It was tiie old coins which led to the solution of the burglary. One of the 14-year old boys sold some of the old coins to a coin collector, who became suspicious and reported it. The boy was taken .into custody by the deplty sheriff at 9 p. m. Sunday. 'He finally implicated tlie other two boys, who were arrested Monday. It was believed by officers that one of the boys might have been implicated in the robbery of the Mar-Jo-Wood motel, but W'Dodrow Smith, the proprietor said they The receipts were naturally much higher than for most Saturdays due to the Christmas rush, she said. Thirty-five pennies were the only cash left behind by the burglars, she reported, although none of the more than $500 in checks •was taken. The manager said the cash had been taken from the change drawers which are placed in the safe, at the end of each working day, along with the cash in the bank deposits bag. The bank deposit slip and checks were removed from the zipper deposit bag, which was taken by the thieves'. Ofi saidThec^h balance in Mothers of two df the ; Amenthe general fund surplus dropped leans have received U.S. passports rom,849354596 a year ago to. for China, it was learned. A third irOm ^'i^.ojn.^cu o. j <~ o :i;« rt r> ft rvi»vMirHch navmiQCinn SIS 311 748 at the end of last October. It was $98,266,011) four years ago. The fund will be drained further next 1'ehruary when a bit, distribution tj schools for tuition support will be made. The surplus would be even Isss were it not for the 50 per cent increase in the state gross income tax. However, it does not reflect the withholding feature of the gross tax. Officials said the cash ba.--.-ce will be increased by millions of dollars between now and the February distribution but indicated the cash balance on hand in the .fund undoubtedly will be less than it was in October. ! of "commercial" agriculture and their relation to the national economy. Schultz said the nation's farm policy has "collapsed" because it is built on a false foundation of price supports, production- controls, and efforts to step .up exports. Schultz said "it should be clear by now" that present programs, going were a jj younger and smaller than down the lane behind the. barn,! the . pair wno nfi j d him' up Saturday night. They gained entry to the service station by breaking a glass panel out of a rear door and reaching through to unbolt the door. The boys are 1 to be turned over to Don Armstrong, probation officer. there was some uncertainty as to whether the boy had run away from tiie scene or had slipped into ,the barn. He was found at II a. m. an panel discussions on problems ! hour after he was last seen, walk- is awaiting Communist permission before asking to have her passport validated for travel to the Red China mainland. The three mothers are: —Mrs. Mary V. Downey, of 433 Monroe St., New Britain, Conn., whose son, John, a former civilian employe of the Army, was sen-1 bank, will not succeed in reducing tenced to life imprisonment for al-! farm surplus stockpiles to normal. ' Injured Trooper's Condition Grave State Trooper Oscar Mills, 28, of Flora, who was .critically injured in an accident November 30 near Flora, remains unconscious and little hope is held lor his recovery, it was reported Monday. The trooper lost control of his patrol car after clipping the .rear of an auto which made a left turn in front of him. He was believed to have been chasing another mo- iaiiit.at the time. leged spying. His brother, William Downey, said his mother hasn't heard from the Red Chinese and "nothing definite is set" on her trip, -Mrs. Philip D. Fecteau, of lo Wyman St., Lynn, Mass., whose son Richard, was sentenced to 20 years in jail also on alleged spy charges. Mrs. Fecteau said she is waiting for a visa from Red China. She applied for one about two-weeks ago to the Chinese Red Cross The American Red Cross | originally made the application but it was turned down. —Mrs. Hugh F. Redmong, of 43 Argyle Terrace, Yonkers, N.Y., whose son Hugh was arrested in Shanghai April 21, 3951, and .sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged spying. Mrs. Redmond said she has applied for. a Red Chinese visa and will wait to see whether she gets it before applying for a U.S. passport. t He said any new .farm' policy "must begin" by facing-'the fact that the United States • has too many farmers. The problem has grown, he said, partly because consumer demand for industrial products -increases faster than demand for farm goods as national income rises. ing westward along the Wabash railroad tracks near the Cass station road, about two miles from his home. New Waverly firemen took both of their trucks to the scene and the Logansport department sent the 600-gallon pumper used on rural calls. The firemen prevented the flames from spreading to a gar- Ege only a few feet from the barn, and also protecled a circular metal corn crib located close to the burning building. A large quantity of corn was al- Bulletins WASHINGTON (UP) — A high Navy official said today that thu U.S. is "very close" to perfecting long-range missiles that can put atomic warheads on target. CHICAGO (UP) — Adlai E. Stevenson said today tl-.e Eisenhower administration is trying to repair "ihe ravages jf Humphrey, Wilson and yesterday's heroes" to the nation's missile program. Mrs. Crago said the safe wasj locked when she and another em- ploye left Saturday night about 10 minutes after the 9 o'clock closing. on application to the superintendent and upon examination by any physician. A patient so admitted does not lose his civil rights. Temporary commitment to any state mental ihospital for a 90- day period can be made by the court without the patient suffering loss of civil rights under the new law. Examination by only one physician is required and the court may grant one S0-<iay extension upon the request of the superintendent of the hospital giv ing treatment. There is no change in the regular commitment procedures. United Fund Gains $1,400 From Auction About 1,400 for the Cass county United Fund was raised Friday and Saturday in the radio auction sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, campaign officials said Monday. so"stored ?n"a"biirin".one end "off Dale McNutt, general campaign the barn, but the firemen were chairman, said he thought the re- able to prevent most' of the corn from being destroyed when the the corn spilled .out onto the ground. Logansport firemen were slowed on their way to the fire by an Ohio motorist, also traveling east on 24, who failed to pull over when the fire truck, with red lights flashing and siren screaming, came up behind her. State Trooper John Gaylor, following the fire truck, stopped the I driver after he and .the truck fin- stores. turns were very good and about what was expected. ; He expressed his thanks to the agencies which made the auction possible. Persons who made bids can pay for the items this week at the Na-l tional Bank, where members of Jayetjps, the ladies auxiliary the Junior Chamber of Com- Doubt Early Settlement in Subway Tieup NEW YORK (UP)—New Yorkers were promised 60 to 75 per cent of normal subway service today despite a motormen's strike in its eight day with no sign of a quick settlement. Direct losses lo the city and its commerce were estimated at $16,500,000 for the first week pf th a ra of nearly $3.00,0000 daily. The figures did not include loss of wages to thousands who were unable 'to reach their jobs in the early days of the strike or secondary economic effects expected to be passed on by hard-hit retail firms. The possibility was raised that the strike might also lead to an increase in fare from 15 to. 20 cents necessitated by transit losses and eventual strike settlement. Mayor Robert F. Wagner, in a special radio and television broadcast to the city Sunday night, charged the motormen were striking, illegally in an attempt to overrule a competent and impartial decision against - them and said the city "will not permit itself to be blackmailed into such action." The striking Motormen's Benevolent Association, claiming membership of 2,600 of the subway's 3,100 motormen was to vote this afternoon on the mayor's proposal for ending tlie strike, which they indicated Sunday is unacceptable to them. All -city transit ^ workers vote today for a bargaining representative—an election which is certain to re-install Michael J.. Quill's Transport Workers Union as sole representative for all 35,000 subway workers and is the major strike issue. Seventeen judges, a county clerk, a probation officer, a court reporter, and three representatives of the Fort Wayne state school attended the local meeting. Similar meetngs were held simultaneously at the state's other five mental hospitals to acquaint all circuit and superior court judges with provisions of the new Jaw governing admissions. The judges were guests at the hospital at a noon luncheon and those desiring to do.so were taken en a tour of the grounds. "We are in a fast-running current of the great stream of history," he said. "Heroic efforts will .ong be needed to steer the world toward true peace." "The forces arrayed against us are formidable but not irresisti- Light Christmas Decorations at State Hospital The annual holiday program the.. Logansport state hospital opened at 5 p.m. with the lighting of Ihe Christmas decorations on the grounds and the broadcast of Christmas carols through-out the grounds from the loud speaker in ihe Longcliff chapel. The Christmas carols will be played during the entire holiday soa/rm. A Christmas play is scbed ukd for Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening by the patients' drama club and choir. Some holiday activity is planned for every day through January 1 at the stale hospital. Eisenhower's address set the tone for the meeting of the chiefs of stale of the NATO alliance who have gathered here to seek an answer to recent Soviet scientific and diplomatic successes. Meets With iMacmillan He met first with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to align Anglo-American policies and then used the full weight of his immense personal prestige in a speech aimed at infusing the ailing alliance with new slrengtli and unity. • Authoritative so-jrccs indicated Eisenhower's opening statement would lead the three-day, 15-na- liorv meeting into an agreement on the future setting up of U.S. missile bases in Western Europe —the key issue facing the conference. Eisenhower spoke in the modernistic, box-like Chaillot Palace NATO headquarters just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. He spoke as the only one of tha 15 heads of government present who is also chief of state. Full Sunday Schedule Eisenhower went through a full Sunday schedule, appearing fit despite his long drive through the Paris street in cold weather on his arrival Saturday. The President: —Got up at^8 a.m. and break, fasted with Gen. Lauris Norslad, SHAPE commander, at the U.S. Embassy residence. , —Attended special services at Ihe American Cathedral and sat through Ihe 75-minule service in apparent excellent spirits. Ironically, the processional hymn wai a 19th Centur" Russian tune. -Sent a ca;;;^ to Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru stating the United States: was prepared "lo stop nuclear tests immediately" on condition other nations did not lake advantage of the interval "to conceal the threat of nuclear war." The cabin was in'reply to Nehru's appeal to America and Russia to halt tie tests." —Met for an hour with Gaillard and Foreign Minister Christian Pineau. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles sa 1 ; in on the meeting. MEETING POSTPONED Regular meeting of the Board o) •Zoning Appeals sc r eduled for nighl will be postponed until Jan. 20, it was announced today by vice chairman M. G. Emler. of merce, will be on duty. Bidders will be given receipts with which to" redeem <the mer- at the contributing ally got around her car, just before they reached the scene of the fire. Gaylor said he warna9 ihs woman, who said she became frightened and didn't know what to do, against failure to -yield "for an emergency velijcle. McNutt said persons who made pledges .to the "Buck For^Luck" Campaign Saturday, also can turn in their contributions to the Jay- ettes. He said these pledges -are outright donations to the UF campaign. 'Merry Christmas'; Free Parking in Tuscola; Illinois TUSCOLA, 111. (UP)—The parking meters in Tuscola have been Christmas wrapped as a gift to shoppers. A paper bag has been placed over- each of the meters and the bags are imprinted with "Free Parking, Merry Christmas." The City Council decided to let motorists park free from now until Christ! .mac. 80 IN LAPSED, TEXAS . NEW YORK (UP)—The highest temperature in Die nation Sunday — 80 — was reported at Laredo, Tex. Lowest temperature reported today was 7 degrees at Bemidji, Minn. Four Counties Report Injury Accidents Up Personal injury accidents on state and county, roads have shown an increase this year over last in Cass, Pulaski, Carroll, and Fullon counties., but have decreased slightly in Miami-and White counties, according to the report of state police. A comparison of the first nine months of this year with the first nine months of last year shows that the biggest increase has been in Cass county, with 105 in 1957 compared with 86 last year. The personal injury .accidents in Pulaski county went from 32 last year to 42 this year, while in Carroll county the increase was only from 51 .last year to 53 this year, and in Fulton county from 34 last year to 37 this year. In Miami county the personal injury accidents dropped from US last year to 109 this year, and in While county from 4-7 lo 44. Total accidents: in Cass increased only one, from 281 last year to 282 this year. In Carroll county they went from 141. to 161, and in Pulaski from 110 to MS. Decreases were recorded in White county, from 162 to 140; in Miami county, from 345 to 338; and in Fulton county, from 12! to 107. One of the six counties in this area reported an increase in the number of per^pns killed. That was Miami ownty, which had eight traffic deaths in the nine months period this year, twice as many as in th»>. same period last year. The fatalities in Cass dropped .from 10 to 8, in Carroll from S to i.Jn White from 5 to 2, and in Fulton from 7 to 5, while in Pulaski Uiey remained ut 3. 7,

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