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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, December 19, 1957
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Thursday Evening, December 19, 1957. Battles Sea With Just Outboard Motor Boat By DOC QUIGG , YORK (UP)—The age of high adventure on the seas may be gone with the windjammers, and Mel West says he doesn't give a hoot whether it is or isn't —he is no adventurer; he's just trying to prove something. What, then, is he doing out there in the stormy North Atlantic in a 15-foot open boat with an outboard motor? Does he ply the raging main in a puny putt-putt job just—as the climber said of Mt. Everest—because it's there? And if he's got to choose a boat for open ocean-going, why doesn't he slip into something safe and seaworthy? Thai's just it, says West, the thing IS seaworthy — "it can !>e maneuvered safely in any body of water, even in the ocean, provided there is the proper care, planning, and common sense." That's what he's trying to prove. It takes A heap of proving. To Bermuda by Putt-Putt erly, I'd have been in Bermuda," he says. "What I'm trying to prove is that it is not unsafe if you take the proper care and preplanning." And so, he says — he's going back out, on an endurance lesl. This time in a 17-foot open runabout, unassisted in mid-winter— "just lose myself, with proper food and equipment, for at least 10 days and as long thereafter as I can stand it. They can't stop me. I'm a licensed pilot." West, a slight, crew-cut man of 28, married, with three children, has been "on the ocean all my life." A former radio disk jockey, he expects eventually to take over his father's fishing pier at home. This small-boat venture, he isays, is unsponsored — "just my lown money." Last October, he proposed to take a 15-foot open runabout—a plywood job with a 30-horse outboard motor, the type of thing | fo[ . (he used for rivers and lakes and not; for ocean going—on a 613 - mile^* jaunt from North Carolina to Bcr-|>f muda. The proposal left a few j? mouths agape in Morehead City, ^ N. C., his home town. The mouths is? belonged to the Coast Guard and numerous old salts who had spent WATER HEARINGS OPEN LAFAYETTE (UP)— The Indiana Public Service Commission was scheduled lo open a hearing ! today on Lafayette's petilion for a 52.3SO.OOO waterworks expansion program. The program would in- higher water rates to pay improvements. Mrs. Sullivan Acquitted in Slaying Case LEBANON' (UP) — Mrs.- Elizabeth Sullivan, 40, was acquitted late Wednesday in her second manslaughter trial for lack of evidence in the fatal stabbing of her newspaper editor husband. Mrs. Sullivan, convicted in Indianapolis in October, 1955, and sentenced lo 2-21 years in the death of Julian Sullivan, Sunday editor of the Indianapolis Star, wept and embraced her mother, Mrs. Carrie Hazeltine, Columbus, when the verdict was rendered. Boone Circuit Judge Charles F. Thompson instructed the jury to acquit Mrs. Sullivan. 'I can find no evidence," -he saiH, "that the deceased's life was taken by this defendant. There is nothing in the evidence to show even an intent by the defendant to take her husband's life." The prosecution charged Mrs. Sullivan stabbed her husband ir; their kitchen, climaxing an argument after a Christmas parly Dec. The defense, pleading for a directed verdict of acquittal, a lifetime at sea. "Nobody gave me a chance," says West. But he had put in 10 months of planning — weather, load ration with power, weight, and fuel consumption. He started out one morning on what was supposed to be a three-day run to Bermuda. Eleven days later when a Coast Guard plane sighted him, he was 160 miles from destination, out o fgas. He had run into stormy weather, high wind and waves that cut his speed to three knots. At times, in the wave troughs, 'he was looking up at crests 20 to 22 feet above him. He did a lot of bailing—was swamped four limes but had enough tank capacity to enable him to bail fast enough lo survive. , Out of Gas, But... '!? On the sixth night, a five-gallon ¥. auxiliary gasoline can broke mooring and pounded against his main fuel tank feed line, breaking it. He bailed half a tank of gaso- j line from the bilge and ran the rest of the night from auxiliary cans. Next morning, he was out o£ gas. "If that had been moored prop- BEAUTIFUL NOTE PAPERS I J/ For Brief Holiday • Messages Invitations Thank You's CHRISTMAS NOTE PAPERS Select your Hallmark Christmas Note Paper today. You'll be glad you have them when it comes time to write a Christmastime hello, a thank you or a party invitation. They're moderately priced, too, only 59c and $1.00. Also Eaton's Beautiful Boxed Stationery $1 .00 to $3.00 Hundreds of Boxes of Eaton's and Hallmark Note Paper and Stationery to Choose From. Timbsrlake's Gift Shop see it... In the shimmering Calvert Lustre-wrap gift package— choice of red or gold.' touch it... In the satin-smooth fabric of the Calvert Lustre-wrap—remove sleeve, it's ready to give! give it... Your gift contains the whiskey with the taste clear heads prefer! dear Heads Agree Nothing could be handsomer, nothing easier lo give than Calvert in the Lustre-wrap gift package. It's ready-wrapped. *4'" /5i QT § 3'°° T Call for Calvert Buy The Case and s-ave! ONLY Twelve 4/5 Quarts CALVERT DISTIUERS CO., N. Y. C. • 86 PROOF • 65% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS « AMERICAN BtENDED WHISKEY' charged the state failed to "put the death weapon in Mrs. Sullivan's hand." Mrs. Sullivan said she waa confident she would be acqr.itled. She blamed "prejudice" for her first- trial conviction. Walton The Wallon Lion's club and Ihe American Legion Auxiliary have invited children of the Walton community to the annual Christmas party Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tipton Township Grade School gymnasium. There will be a program, movie and treals. Joe Oliver, husband of Mrs. Barbar Eshelman Oliver, was dismissed Monday from St. Joseph Hospital at Kokomo. The D and 0 club w-ill meet Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Wilmer Burrous. ' Bob Bishop is convalescing at his home in Campbell, Calif, after an emergency appendectomy on Dec. 1. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sailors en- lertained al a birthday party Sunday afternoon for their daughter, Jackie. Games were played and refreshments served. Attending were Tish and Susie Wir.n: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramley and son; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sailors, Mr. and Mrs. David An- gle and sons of New Waverly; and Kay Sailors, Mrs. Thelma Bishop, and children, Tommy, Carol and Bobby. The following Sunday School officers of the Lutheran church have been elected for 1958: Superintendent, Lowell Bruner; assistant superintendent, Gerald Jones; secretary, Dina Logan, assistant secretary Janet Layman; treasurer, Mrs. Ellis Erny; assistant treasurer, Mrs. Lucille Turner; organist, Mrs. Phyllis Jones; assistant organist, Mrs. Carol Small; chorister, Mrs. Marlene Remley: assistant chorister, Mrs. Wilma Bruner. The annual Christmas Eve candlelight service for Shiloh and St. Paul Lutheran church will be held at the St. Paul church at H p.m. Rev. Keith Kinney will be in charge. MAYFLOWER IN FLORIDA MIAMI (UP)—The Mayflower II, replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims lo Ihis country, caused a traffic jam here Tuesday. Surprised motorists stopped llieir cars to watch the three- masted sailing ship as she entered Miami harbor for a three- month visit. A group of Seminole r."i ; "T S W as on hand to greet the OUR BIGGEST WONDERLAND OF TOYS! HOBBY TOYS GAMES AND PUZZLES STUFFED TOYS BICYCLES EDUCATIONAL TOYS MUSICAL TOYS WHEEL TOYS I.WASHERSIJ. DRYERS 1 FREEZERS HI RAN.GES , c RADIOS' ITELEVISION Always a welcome gift B. F. GOODRICH TIRES PLENTY OF FREE PARKING B.F.Goodrich 416 High St. Dial 2786 Eagles Plan Yule Party For Children Logarsport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Five guard. Nominations for inside; guard will be made nexl Monday and the election will be January 8. Initiation of candidates lias been set for Monday, Dec. 30. Because Plans for a Christmas parly for of the holidays' the lodge will have children to be given at 10 o'clock!its sessions for the next two weeks Los Angeles Rams Top Baltimore For NFL Ground Gaining Title PHILADELPHIA (UP)-The Los Anjelcs Rams, who bumped Ba!U- more Colls out of the running for (he National Football League championship, added insult lo injury by winning the lota! ground Saturday morning at the State on Monday, theatre were completed at the At the Wednesday night meeting [gained title from the Colts by a meeting of the Eagles lodge Wed-; Christmas turkeys were awarded I mal "S in of 20 - vards - nesday night. i to William J. Wagner, Ivan Gray, There will be a free movie a ft-' Russe11 Leffert, Ray Morgan, Paul er which Santa and his assistants ' ^ ay . m ° n 'ii Ja " iers Hum * s ^ ohnn Hur1 ' .„ ,. . ., , ... burt, Ballard Grav, B. N. Rynear- w,ll distribute gifts of candy, nuls ;so:li and c . w _ Zimmerman. The and oranges to the children. Her-j Patron Eagle award went lo Char- bert Farrer is general chairman of|ies Downham. the affair. | A Christmas party for officers j SANTA EXONERATED and all past presidents of the lodge, STERLING, 111. (UP) - Santa will be held at the Eagles hall at; C l a us, blamed at first for causing 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Tliere will be; a S ] 00 ,ooo fire in Kline's Deparl- a dinner program .and gift ex-; mcn t store, didn't start it after change. Eugene Morgan, who is moving from the city, resigned as worthy conductor, and he will be succeeded by Charles Dowr.ham, inside The Colts, who led the league in lota! offense for 11 weeks, were knocked out of the statistical lop spot Sunday when Rams gained 445 yards against 336 by Baltimore, and it meant first place for the West Coast learn. Los Angeles finished the season with a net of 4,H3 yards, Baltimore with 4,123. Detroit, which plays San Francisco for the Western Conference crown Sunday, was third will) 3,840, New York was fourth with 3,749 and Cleveland, the Eastern Conference titleholder, was fifth with 3,670. all, the fire department said Tuesday. Fire Chief Richard Nicol said faulting lighting, not a mechanical St. Nick, was responsible for the'-, , , — ( .,. , i j fire. I Read the Classified Ads FOR THE LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS Items of fine quality from YOUNG'S afford unusual opportunities for Christmas giving! LEATHER GOODS! FOR MEN AND WOMEN: Billfolds; Tool purses; key cases; g writing sets; manicure sets; diaries; letter cases; toilet ft cases; shoe shine kits; matched billfold and key case sets; 3 brief cases; catalogue cases. J5 Names or initials in gold, stamped FREE 1JT- (t/IA * of charge on items of $2 or more i-J\* to "•*•' LUGGAGE Aeroplane and Regular Type for both sexes. Overnight; weekend; train; multiple hanger and Pullman cases for ladies. Traveling bags; duffle bags; two suiter cases; companion cases for men. Extra lightweight airplane luggage ^<J jr/\ ^7A for men and women also in stock. «pO»3U to «p/U Automatic Sunbeam Small Appliances Fry Pans $16.95 up Irons from $11.95 Waffle Makers $29.95 Percolators $27.95 Sauce Pans $27.95-$29.95 Toasters Coffee Makers Junior Mixers $16.95 Mixmasters $27.95 up Deep Fryers $24.50 $28.50 $38.95 MUSICAL GIFTS! •Guitars Mandolins Ukeleles Harmonicas Amplifiers Batons Musical Toys $19.95 up $29.95 $3.98 to $15 49c to $20 $42.50-$75 $1.25 up 25c to $12 MANY OTHER MUSICAL ITEMS For year around pleasure Singles 49c up Extended play "45" $1.29 to $5 "33" Albums $1.98 to $22 Christmas and Children Records as well as Popular and Classical RADIOS! Portable; table; clock radios; pocket transistors. RCA Victor and-EMERSON $1795-$49.95 TV SETS! ROA Victor Portable Sets Table Sets Cabinet Sets "Black and White" and "Color" 149 95 RECORD PLAYERS TAPE RECORDERS AND PHONOGRAPHS 14,0*229 RGA-Victor, Deeea, Majorette .95 MAJOR APPLIANCES American Sinks and Cabinets Eureka Cleaners $49.95-$69.95 Handy Hot Portable Washers $29.95 up FRIGfDAIRE Detroit Jewel GAS RANGES K H 1 J I rt I Refrigerators from $194.95 Ranges as low as $199.95 Washers $229.95 up Dryers $189.95 to $319.95 Freezers $332.50 up $174.95 to $249.95 Dial 2762 SPECIAL EASY Christmas Terms! No down payment with trade-in. No money due 'til January ifcMauaaaatKMiaBi

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