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Logansport—Considerable cloudiness tonight with rain ending jn most sections. Thursday partial clearing with moderate temp eratures. Low tonight in the 30s. High Thursday in the 40s. Sunset 4:23 p.m. Sunset Thursday 7:01 a.m. Friday outlook: Rain, mild. IJljaros I-OGAMSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY "YCXJR HOME TOWN NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— For All Dcpnrtmcnta Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1957. Full-L.n.c.l United Prtin Wire* Dny and Nlg-ht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents SNARL OVER CITY PAY BOOSTS Expect Big Race For County Judge In '58 Judge Wild to Seek Re-Election; Many Line Up for Sheriff's Office With just ten more weeks to go before the February 26 opening of the filing period for the 13r>8 primary election, there already Is much speculation about possible candidates for office on the Cass county tickets. Most of the interest Ihus far has centered in two offices, judge of the Ca?s circuit court and Cass county sheriff. Judge Clifford 0. Wild, who will complete his second six-year term in office at'the end of next year, has indicated that he intends to seek re-election on the Republican ticket. A law book salesman, bewailing Begin Work On New Logan Supermart Construction has begun on the [ ,_,._, i i i Kn. in i reiioniinaiiun un me ixajjuuu^aM newHanksSupermarke tobe o- u . cket . g ^^ ^ ^^ his small sales in Logansport. re- porled that seven local attorneys told him they didn't want to buy any law books now because they intend lo run for circuit judge next year. They told him to "come back after the election." If there are that many potential candidates for judge, the mapority of them have given no hint of their intentions. Only certain candidate for the position is Attorney Lynn O'N'eill, a Democrat, although the names of two other Democratic attorneys, George Brubaker and Norman Kiesling, have been frequently mentioned as possible candidates. On Ihe Republican side, both . Proseculor George Babcock and I former City Judge Harry Tutewil I er have denied reports that they j intend to file for judge. It is always a safe bet that there will be more candidates for sheriff than for any other office. Most formidable opposition to the expect° J' g™ £ cated nbove 17th and Lne streets. of Logansport po i ice de The store is planned for comple-ipaptmgj,^ The former police chief tion in May. It will employ about I ; s repor t e d to be a probable can- 60 people. | didate for . the office now held by Work has started on an asphalt parking lot. It will cost $15,000, and will hold 140 cars. A one-story building, the former Bursley warehouse at that location, will be renovated. The market will have dimensions of 125 x 125 feet, 15,625 square feet of space. Store manager John Holdren estimated cost of the project at $75,000. He said the firm's store at Anderson, Ind., has been closed to build this one in Logansport. Hank's Supermarket also has a store in Kokomo. The firm is affiliated with the H. S. Davies System another former police chief. Other possible candidates for sheriff on the GOP ticket are said to be Wayne Walker, an employee of the Wissinger body shop, and John Bvans, Cass county farmer. Former Sheriff Claude Berkshire has definitely stated that he intends to file for the office on the Democratic ticket, and Former Deputy Robert Smith, an insurance man, has indicated that he intends to run. Another possible Democratic candidate is reported to be Detective Sgt. Bernard Leavitt of the state police force, a Noble township resident. Super Markets of the midwest. j Congressman Charles A. Halleck The store will face Jefferson 1 already has announced that he will street, and will have entrances >b e a candidate for a thirteenth and exits on both Erie and Jeffer-|t erm ; n the House of Representa- son streets. ! One innovation of the store will be a snack bar with sandwiches, soft drinks,' and sundry items. Holdren said the store will have the latest modern facilities, including automatic doors, newest typo shelving, full frozen 'food line, a gourmet section. It will be 100 per cent self service, Holdren said. Preiser Wins Cass Soybean Yield Contest Paul Preiser, of Galveston, has won the Cass county 5-acre soybean yield contest for the second straight year, it was announced Wednesday morning. Preiser took first place with an average yield of 50.1 bushels per acre. Last year he won the contest with an average of 46.2 bushels per acre. ' Henry Preiser, also of Galveston, placed second with an average yield of 48.0 bushels per acre. Tied for third place were Joseph Martin, route 1, Walton, and Joseph Spitznogle, route 2, Logansport. Both had an average yield of 40.5 bushels per acre. Fifth place was won by William F. Justice, route 2, Logansport, with 30.0 bushels per acre. Gus Thias county agricultural agent, said that in order to be eligible for the contest, farmers must enroll in the Indiana Corn Growers Association and have a 5-acre plot measured off by extension officials. The yield is measured and weighed after it is combined. POLICE CHIEF WARNS JAYWALKERS State OKs Survey For Logansport Bypass Council OKd Hikes Without Appropriation State Board to Act On Clerk-Treasurer, Judge Increases Questioning the validity of the Logansport civil city's attempt to obtain retroactive approval of ad- i ditional salary payments already I promised a Cass county delegation j a public hearing. A tape recording made, Herbert Holmes, represen- i at a meeting Tuesday afternoon in | O f that meeting will be sent to fed- tative of the state board of tax Indianapolis. era i r0 ad officials who will irake commissioners, Wednesday for- Peters said the federal govern- l| ne final decision on the route of warded the $11.885 appropriation Cass County Delegation Appeals for New Road as Safety Measure A preliminary survey for a state highway bypass around Logansport will be conducted here within two months by state • highway engineers-, John 1 Peters, chairman of the Indiana Highway Commission, mcnt would pay 50 percent of the total cost, which he estimated at two and a half to three million dollars. After the survey is conducted by the stale engineers, there will be Police Chief Lee Morris issued a strong warning today against jaywalking. The chief said jaywalkers, like those shown ahovc > are exposing themselves to the risk of severe injury or even death to cross streets In the middle ol the block. He said that tlic danger is at a peak during the Christmas shopping season, when streets are choked with the overflow of cars, Pedestrians were also reminded (hat winter weather often deceases visibility and leaves streets slick, increasing the hazards in jaywalking. The pictures shown above were taken by the Pharos-Tribune photographer on a busy downtown street during the afternoon, and serve to illustrate the seriousness of the practice. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) request to the state board without HANDLEY recommendation. ; Holmes said it was not proper for the city to pay the salary increases which were voted by the cily council last April 8 for the clerk-treasurer and city judge until the additional appropriation was made to cover the increases. Since the city has waited until December to ask the state tax NATO ACCORD U.S., Allies Agree On Missile Bases PARIS (UP) — The United I headed into the home stretch. States and its NATO Allies agreed i Tne military phase of the agree- unanimously today to strengthen j ment cove red these main points: •n.o A f 1 ant if* nlnnnnoc Hofonc'im i the Atlantic alliance's defensive shield with American missiles and —America's NATO Allies ac- i cepted in principle the U.S. offer nuclear stockpiles in Europe. At i o£ - nuclear . stockpiles and missile ilF Bi ^'° Ur ^ ^ ^ "rfZe ru,d e f ei0 e n s S tab" s a s ' lished were left for further review Full^ agreement on the entirej by NATO de f e nse chiefs and for summit conference agenda was .bilateral negotialions belween ary payments it has been making since April, it may be necessary for the two city officials lo pay back the extra amount they have received without the necessary appropriation, Holmes said. Following the hearing on the matter Tuesday afternoon in the county auditor's office, Holmes said he would submit all ol the facts lo the state tax commissioners and let them decide whether Lauds Local Government In Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A state hammered out by the foreign and defense ministers of the 1-5 NATO countries at a meeting this morning. It was then submitted for final indorsement by the heads of government at their-third working session, which got underway at 11:10 a.m. c.s.t. U.S. delegation sources hastened to stress that no "deal" was involved. They said the United States did not agree to new East- West talks merely to win the European members' acceptance of American missiles in the NATO defense shield. Plan to Fire Another Atlas Expect to Set Off Missile in Week CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UP) —Another interconlinenlal Atlas missile was readied today for firing as soon as mechanical brains finish their computations on Tuesday's first successful ICBM launching. Some sources said the Air Force missile, now standing in its launching tower, would be fired before '.year, putting the higher pay scales the week is out. Others said at' inlo' effect for the last three quar- night heard Governor Handley tell how his administration brought Hoosierland "businesslike, honest, economical government" during its first 10 months in office. Vhe Republican Stale Committee sponsored the talk by the chief executive over eighteen television stations, including outlets in Louisville and Cincinnati. Handley said Indiana is getting "nationwide acclaim" for its fight each country and the United least a week will be required to i e rs of 1957. The agreement still has to be,g ratlon o£ thelr navies ' spelled out in detail. But it con- —They agreed to pool stituted, in effect, a sweeping , two-way plan for putting new lives. Since the second district long has been considered safely Republican it is not anticipated that there will be any scramble for the Democratic nomination for et next fall. Both State 'Representatives Ro bert D. Schmidt of this city and Joint State Representative Mah- Ion Keriin of near Delphi have reported that they intend to seek re-election on the Republican ticket netx fall. Deputy Prosecutor Frank Tolbert is expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the office now held by his law .partner, Prosecutor George Babcock. No other attorneys have yet indicated their candidacy for this office. Both Guy Brookie, veteran Jefferson township trustee, and Auditor Richard Gohl are reported to be possible Republican candidates for county assessor since Assessor J. Stewart Buchanan has indicated he will not be a candidate for reelection. Two Democrats are rumored to be considering running for auditor, one of the most important positions in Ihe court house. They are former County Clerk George W. Cline, of Boone township, now deputy clerk, and Edgar Snyder, of this city, a member of the County Board of Review. Cline also has been mentioned as a possible candidate for judge. Don Callender, route 5, has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for auditor, but he has not given any indication of his intentions. The field appears to be wide open on both tickets for the office of county recorder. No one thus far has indicated an interest in the position, a hold-over office _ .,.,., , which will not be vacant until Jan- _. Mayor• Eberts said the free park- States. In any case, the bases i assemble ail the data from Tues-! could not be ready for use for at j day's shoot and make the neces- least another 12 lo 18 months. sary adjustments for the second —All 15 countries approved in |firing. principle a British plan for a 1 The presence here of Maj. Gen. balanced NATO force to which: John A. Medaris, commander of each nation would contribute those, the Army. ballistic missile agency retroactive approval should be ag f. inst p , ubl !f p T r ' - ai - d io ,, cdu " cation and other "pernicious programs of the federal government. His blast against federal encroachment of state powers was the type of attack Sen. Homer Capehart and other Hoosier Congressmen warned him to stop only the day before. Capehart said such criticism has "split the party right down Ihe middle." "Local self-government is a precious heritage," Handley said, "and Indiana is leading such a courageous and forceful fight to preserve it that we are receiving nationwide acclaim." given. The city judge's salary was in creased from $2,400 a yesr to $5,400, the maximum allowed under the new state law mandating city councils to fix ttie salaries, and the clerk-treasurer's annual salary was hiked from $2,800 to $4,300. The pay increases were approv- Ihe bypass. The Cass county delegation, pleaded that the bypass was needed in the interest of traffic safety, to end a strangulating traffic problem in Logansport, and to encourage new industry. The members of the group pointed out I hat they represented 89 or! ganizalions with s membership of at least 24,000 persons which liava gone on record in favor of a bypass. The delegation was composed of Mel Riley, chairman of the citizens bypass committee and traffic chairman for the Junior Chamber of Commerce; State Senator Robert Justice, Slate Representatives Robert D. Schmidt and Mshlon Keriin, and William Huff, representative of labor on the bypass committee. Although the highway department conducted a bypass survey about seven years ago, it was pointed out that a new one was needed because of the possibility of changed traffic conditions. The meeting with Peters Tuesday was the third one by the local bypass committee. The first meeting was held last spring. Charles Maddox, highway commissioner, also was present at the meeting Tuesday. retroactive until April 1 of this! arms it is best able t/o provide. —They agreed on further integration of NATO arme.-l forces, establishment of ai< integrated NATO air defense system in Europe, tighter concentration of their supply services and closer inte- vitalily into the alliance. It will bolster the NATO group with every modern weapon in the West's arsenals while at the same time seeking new talks with Russia to end the East-West nuclear arms race. The agreement came as the NATO conference, spurred by the Uniled States' successful launching Tuesday of the Atlas missile, their know-how in a scientific committee of all 15 nations to be headed by a science counsellor— in effect, the "science czar" of the whole NATO alliance. The Political Agreements On the political side, '.he agreement's main points were: at Huntsville, Ala., and Dr. Wehr- ner Von Braun, technical director, brought increased reports that a Jupiter intermediate range missile might be fired some time today. Third Try For Atlas The big talk was slill about the Alias which Tuesday completed a "limited range test of several hundred miles." Two previous attempts to fire this U.S. entry in the long-range missile race had ended in destruction of the Atlases a few thousand feet above the launching stand. —A renewed appeal lo the' At a press conference after the Soviets to permit a reunified Germany, coupled with' a' restatement of the West's determination to re- Father, Son Win State Corn Contest LAFAYETTE (UP)—A father. _ i ... son combination from White Mayor Ralph Eberts had no for-| He also devoted part of his talk:County today swept the fieM in lal comment on Holmes action, to a discussion of the Indiana high-'the Indiana five-acre corn growing Laura Glasson, city controller,! He said Indiana "alone cannot said the state tax board had pro-1 defeat paternalism," but the state mised a ruling before Christmas-can reject "such pernicious new on the request for additional ap-: programs" as federal aid to edu- proprialion. | ation and public power. mal and said he did not know what steps would be necessary if the state board -refuses to approve the appropriation. Holmes said it is not proper for any tax unit do issue checks without appropriation but that there have been other instances throughout the state in which th-at has been done. He approved the city's request for an additional appropriation of $21,400 in Hie city street fund. In other hearings Tuesday afternoon, way situation. He said the "mess" Contest, he found in the Highway Department, involving "abuses, laxness and irregularities" has been leaned up. He praised the "orderly, efficient and businesslike manner" in which the highway program has progressed since he took office. Handley said in 1957 the number of construction contracts was 50 per cent higher than ever before, and in 198 there will be "Llree limes as many." Holmes approved the Lo- On ° Hler P° int s. «<* said: gansport school city's requests] "Thrifty, prosperous Indiana" for $6,000 from the tuition fund Jias more than 4 billion dollars in and S5.500 from the special school banks and trust companies. , , . rick AFB and military operations main in Berlin as long- as Ger-iat the test center, and engineers Mayor Orders Free Parking Logansport shoppers will have free parking privileges during the last four shopping days before Christmas, it was announced Wednesday by Mayor Ralph Eberts. No msler deposits will be required Friday, Saturday, Monday or Tuesday, Mayor Eberts said, as! g e th e r ' through the permanent a "Merry Christmas" gesture from j NATO. council before any replies the city. The mayor said his decision to permit the free parking came since other cities, including some in this area, have already established the special parking privileges as a regular Christmas custom. many is divided. —A renewed offer to end nuclear tests and ban nuclear weapons, but only as part of an agreen*ent with the Soviets for controlled worldwide nuclear disarmament. —An agreement to make cautious new approaches to the Soviets on new East-West talks, possibly leading up to a Big Four foreign' minister's conference in 1958. -An .agreement to consult to- tried to emphasize thaf'busts" do not mean a launching was unsuccessful. They said previous tests should be considered "95 per cent successful"- because of the information gained. As they spoke, about 50 technicians had already started processing data recorded electronically during the Atlas shoot. The winner's yield will be con-i J1)60 Recorcler Stewart ing order will allow shoppers to sidered along with winners f rom j Gor d on ,' who'is not eligible for j park in any regular .parking space other counties for the state j . • . win nave the of f iee for as long as they wish. championship, Thias said. The ' results of ihat contest will be announced later this month, are sent to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulgar.in's recent rash of notes that combined threats with hints of appeasement. —A declaration of their continued interest in both the Middle East and Africa. The points of agreement will be contained in a closing communi- que and declaration to be issued Thursday. spectacular shoot, Maj. Gen. Don- f!l N ;™ at !^ ^T^Ll^f; ^ ^nd,* NobV'township's 7e^ue7t"fo"r ™, , „,.„ n ™,,v ,,>„„ ^^ ^^ ^ township fund and $745 from the tuition fund, and Tipton tonwship's request for $120 from the township fund and $3, 207.80 from special school. He rejected requests of Jefferson township for S120 from the township fund for pay increase for the trustee and $165 from Adams township fund because no funds were available for 1957 for those payments. He did approve Adams township's request for $150 from the tuition fund and $425 from the special school. The $11,885 in additional appropriations from the general fund which the city council had approved on Dec. 2 included in addition to the pay raises for the two city officials, $1,260 for pay raises for Ihe city council, $800 Information Extensive The job would go on without letup for 80 hours. Yates said over "one-quarter of a million individual data points" were the scientific objectives in the launching "and we'll probably get them all." B. G. Macnab, operations manager at the ' cape for Convair Corp., prime contractor for the The "renowned" state park system was visited by 2,093,000 persons in a year, and 2,461 acres of recreation areas have been added. J. Herbert Roadruck won the conlest for the fourth time, a new record, and his son, John, 15, won tile junior division. Roadruck's official yield was 218 bushels per acre. He also won the titles in 1950, 1951 and 1053. The son had a yield of 209 bushels an acre in the contest sponsored by the Purdue University agricultural extension service; and the Indiana Crop Improvement Assn. It was the second ti: .j a father- son learn had won hi Ihe 44 years of compelition, Wayne Milburn of Benlon County became the 13th member of the 200-bushel club with 208 bushels per acre. The "high ten" of the 3,30t> contestants and their yield included: T i. , - n~ut.«i*i,.j emu ujujji. j iv;»u iii\,mucvi. Indiana boasts of a "great, di-j Wayne Wicker, Shelby County, verse, and balanced economy" .J96; Melvin Peters, Jackson with ; stability, security and pro- County, 195; Archie Lindley. Tipton County, 194; Lloyd Sharritt, Madison County, 193; John 13oten, Clinton' County, 191; Harry Me- gressive moderation.' 99.2 per cent of Hoosier farms have electricity. The 50 per cent increase in the gasoline tax will mean more federal road money for Indiana, Indiana's air development, with 108 airports, is "phenomenal." The state spent 376 million dollars the past year for schools and 43 millions for welfare. Mental institutions care for more than 17,600 patients, and an "astounding" 3,141 patients have been released in a year. Atlas', said the complex count- for the cemetery department, $800 down leading to the launching for the jstreet and sewer depart- J[axpayers <JIY6 went off without a serious -hitch. ment, $4,675 for the board of He described a scene of elation in works, $775 for the police depart- the blockhouse after the big bird i ment, $100 for parks, and $100 for flew successfully. city court office supplies. Plan Dairy Price Supports Cuts to 75 Per Cent Parity WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson said today he will cut price supports on dairy products to the legal-minimum of 75 per cent of parity for the marketing year starting April 1. The new support levels will apply both to manufacturing milk and butterfat. Present supports now are about 83 .per cent of parity for manufacturing milk and about 80 per cent for butterfat. Republican NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY PIONEER county commissioner from the first district, nor Randolph Lanning, Democratic county commissioner from the second district, has announced plans to run for re-election next year. Lannmgs three-year term ends at the close of 1958 but Moss will not complete his present term until the end of 1959. Other officals to be elected next year include seven county councilman, three of them at large; township trustee and three advisory board members in each of the 14 towns-hips; an Eel township assessor, justice of the peace and constable; delegates to the state conventions of the two major political parties; and 59 precinct committeemen for-each party. Next years's primary election will be on May 6 and the general election in the fall will be on November 4. Charges U. S. Showing Signs of Decadence CHICAGO (UP) — Dr. Harold C. Urey, noted pioneer in nuclear chemistry, contends that America ing syrup" from President. Eisenhower. Urey said "tail fins arid big, is showing signs of decadence, gaudy cars" are signs of Ameri- Urey, who won the Nobel Prize;can decadence, for his discovery of heavy water, "" made these other'points in an interview: —The nation's school system needs overhauling, and it must be done through the federal government. . —The missile program might not.be lagging as it is if the government had not fired scientists J.. Robert Oppenheimer and Edward U. Condon as security risks. —The American people need a "blood, sweat and tears" lecture by. a top government leader, but will £et "nothing more than sooth- Two Brilliant Scientists "These over-powered gas-eaters are an idiotic waste," he said. "Some day we'll wake up in a serious conflict with our left-handed friend behind the Iron Curtain and we won't be able to get oil out of the Middle East. Maybe then we'll regret the waste of our resources on useless horsepower. "And just think of the money, materials and engineering talent that go into retooling for model changes to make last year's car obsolete and hasten it to the junk pile." Urey said Oppenheimer and Condon are "two of this country's most brilliant scientists." He said he knows Oppenheimer mostly by reputation, but he knows Condon "quite well, and there's no more honorable, upright man in the country." "McCarthyism is dying," he said "and the country can use men like Oppenheimer and Condon." Overhaul School System AJ for the schools, Urey said the nation's education budget "must be doubled." the way. "A lot of people are suspicious of 'government meddling," but what would the government do that would be so terrible? It might interfere with local pressure groups and people whose children have finished school and who want to cut education costs." Uray said the schools have suffered at the hands of "professional educators, most of whom didn't do too well in school themselves." "A lot of them have little background in language, science, "We need a thorough overhaul- '. mathematics or literature," he ing of the primary and secondary schools," he said, "and it can't be done except through the fed- said, "but they've got a lot of theories about education." He said more emphasis must be eral government because of the -put on grouping students so the enormous number of hurdles in (brightest can movs 'ahead. Kown, Madison County, 190, and a tie for 10th between Claries Kleinkort. Newton County, and Robert Wilson, Hancock County, 189. $77 Billion to U. S. Government NEW YORK (UP) - The-federal government already has received Is Christmas present from Amer- can taxpayers—a neatly wrapped 77-biliion-dollar bundle. That's how much Uncle Sam collected from individuals and companies in the fiscal year which ended June 30. _ The biggest "gift" came from individuals, who forked over 35'/4 billion dollars. Corporations came next with 21 billion. Excise taxes accounted for lOVfe billion, placing them third on Uncle Sam's list. Atomic Power Plant Begins Operation SHIPPrNGPORT, Pa. (UP) — The Shippingport atomic power plant, first in the nation designed solely for commercial use, started production of electricily by iitomic fission today, Duquesne Ligit Co. announced. At full power, the reactor plant, (situated in this little Ohio Vdley community about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, can produce a minimum of 60,000 kilowatts, -•nough power to light 150,000 homes in the greater Pitli.burgh, POSTAL RUSH Christmas mail at the local post office may hav reached its peak Monday. Postmaster Sylvester Kelly said "only" 110,400 pieces of mail went through the office Tuesday. A near record of 114,840 were handled Monday. Last year the high was set on Dec. 17, when 115,792 cancellations were recorded. Bulletins WASHINGTON (UP)—The S(a£e Department announced toe ay it formally cancelled passports of Americans abroad who w:nt to Red China last summer in viola- tior of passport regulations;. NEW YORK (UP) — WhJlcsal* food prices as measured by the Dun & Bradstrect Index for Dec. 17 scored their sharpest decline of the year, (he statistical ;i£ency reported today. D&B reported the index at $6.33 compared with $6.45 a week earlier and $6.15 in the same week of 195€. It is the lowest tine* 16.28 on Nor. 19. '

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