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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 22, 1957
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THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRAK1 SJtitmttfc a-* LOGANSPORT PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS LOGANSPORT. INDIANA, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1957 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS Off icers Of Fair Renamed For'58 Stockholders of the Cass County Fair Association convened in the north court room of the court house Saturday and determined two major items, (1 that r.ight racing will he inaugurated for the 1958 exposition, (2> that the fairgrounds is no: for sale and no offer has been received. Thus, with those features settled, the stockholders went about their annual business of re-electing all directors and officers of the organization that has performed so well for the past quarter-century. The directors renamed are: Ben Per.nington. Harve Clary, James H. Chase. Hudon Beaulieu, Donald D. O'Neill. Cliff DeHaven,' Robert Dewey Schmidt'. Glen Fouts. Kirk Wells. William (Babe> Thomas, George Banta and Delbert E. Smith. Officers chosen again are: Ben Pennlngtor. as president: Kirk Wells. vice-president: William 'Babe) Thomas, secretary: James FT. Chase, treasurer: Robert D. Schmidt, superintendent of concessions; Cliff DeHaven. 4-H representative; James H. Chase, Delbert Smith and Hudon Beaulieu, superintendents of speed; Donald D. O'Neill as attorney. The organization definitely went on record in favor of starting night racing at the local fair in 19.58, which probably will be held late in July. Most of the other fairs in the state have been conducting nocturnal racing for some time. The speed committee of James Chase, Delbert Smith and Hudon Beaulieu is to make arrangements for the r.ight harness show, including installation of lighting and setting up the local track for the viewing and pleasure of fair-goers. Decision also was reached to conduct four nights of racing starting on Tuesday evening of fair week and running through Friday. In the past, when .only daylight events were staged, the harness, shqws i were confined to a three-day period. Fair officials asserted /hat the expected increase in attend- j ance for the night racing' would j help considerably in taking care of the expense of lighting the race track. Ben Pennington, president, and William Thomas, secretary, declared that the directors of the fair association have never received an offer for purchase of the fairground property, although such a rumor has been floating around for several months. "The fairgrounds is ! not for sale and we don't intend | to put it up for sale in the future," (they said. • The fairgrounds property is owned by some 350 stockholders of the Cass county Fair Association. It contains a total of 26'/2 acres. Arrangements also were made to send officials Pennjngton, Thomas and Schmidt to the annual session of the County and Township j Fairs Association at the Severin hotel in Indianapolis on January 5, 6 and 7. At that meeting the dates for local fairs are set and bookings for attractions are made. INDEX j To outstanding features in today's ; Sunday Pharos-Tribune & Press j Today's issue, 28 pages and i magazine section. | Picture page (15) is of the Christmas program staged by elementary schools of the city. Society on pages 16, 17 and 18. I Sports on pages 8 and 9. . Golden Years feature, page |22. Young Folks page, page 6. Teen age news and features, and area high school 'news, page 13. • • Will Ball's Historical Col- |umn on page 19; TV and radio programs, pages 11 and 12. (Tear this sheet out for use during the week.) • Jacoby, the bridge expert, on page 3. Crossword puzzles on pages 10 and 13. Comics on pages 24 and 25. Classified ads on pages 26 and; 27. ' Editorial features and comment on page 4. JR. CORN CHAMP—Larry Young, 15, of Washington Tp., Is shown here as he', proudly displays samples of the corn which won him the Cass County Junior Division 5-Acre contest for 1957 -with » yield of 167.5 bushels per acre. With his achievement, Larry receives 'Corn Prince" of the county for the (Staff Photo-Engravlnf.) the honor of being crowned year. Larry Young Best Junior Corn Grower Larry Young, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Young, of Washington township, is the new "Corn Prince" of Cass county, it'was revealed yesterday when official records of the Junior Division 5-Acre Corn contest were received from Purdue University by county ag agent, Gus W. Thias. Young won the Cass county contest crown with a production of 167.5 bushels per acre, second" highest everj attained in the local event. Only last year's record yield' DULLES IS HOME HOARSE. HOPEFUL JUMOR HIGH ROYALTY—These 7th and 8th graders were elected to rule the Y-Teen ball held in the Elks hall last night. Front row, from left: Danny Digenova and Cathy King, king and queen of Rilcy 8th graders: Mary Anne Becker and Bill Jackson, Lincoln 8th grade queen and king; second row: duke and duchesses, Donald Brown and Beverly Zimmerman, Jtiley 7th graders; Sandy English and Steven Kimlcr, Lincoln 7th graders. The Elks lodge co-sponsored the party • with the YWCA. (Staff Photo-Engraving.) The Weather Mon. Sunrise 7:10 Sunset 4:22 Indiana and Illinois: Mostly sunny and mild Sunday. Monday increasing cloudeness with little change in temperatures. Lower Michigan: Sunday' partly cloudy, some light rain or snow is likely north portion late Sunday or Sunday night. High Sunday High 45-55. High 45-55.' Car Hits Tree At Uth And Market The front of a car driven by Virginia McQuillan, 16, of 1816 George street, was badly damaged when it hit a tree at Seventeenth and Market at 11 o'clock last night. Accompanied by her father, Donald McQuillen, the girl was going east, turning south, when she hit the tree beside the church. Neither of the occupants was hurt. SholAtSanla! SAX FRANCISCO \Si — Alonzo Jackson Saturday donned his Santa Claus suit, climbed to the top of a stepladder and began trimming the Christmas tree of the Congregation Bethel Missionary Baptist church. A bullet crashed through a window and nicked him in the neck. Neighbors said they heard six shots. Police didn't find the sunmaa. Bertha Kingery Expires Al 67 Mrs. Bertha Kingery, 67, of 819 North, passed away at 11:30 p.m. of 193 bushels established by Jon Berry of Jefferson township exceeds the record set by Young. Young's 5-Acre plot was set out in Funk's G hybrid seed and it came along well during the. summer. Larry has been in 4-H club' work'of Cass county for six years and this is his fourth try at the 5-Acre corn contest. • Larry asserted that he knew he had a good field of corn but was somewhat surprised that he had finished first in the county contest. Larry, a sophomore in Washington township high school, engages in both corn and berry projects during the "year as his major 4-H club work. Dale Brown Second Second place in the county Junior Division . contest went to Dale Brown, Tipton township 4-H youth, who produced an average of 163 bushels per acre on his 5- Acre plot. Jay Shafer, of Adams township was third with 160 bushels.- The five previous winners of the county crown were: 1952—Jay Allen Shafer of Adams Tp. at 156.6 bushels; 1953—John G. Martin of Washington Tp., at 139.6 bushels; 1954—James Carney of Tipton Tp. at 163.9 bushels, the highest mark up at that time; 1955—James Carney of Tipton Tp. repeated with a yield of 151 bushels and then Jon Berry of. Jefferson ..Tp. set the all-time mark in 1956 at 193 bushels. As a result of the contest seven Cass county^., youngsters will receive rose gold medals, 21 will get green gold medals, 17 receive gold medals and one gets a silver award, Thias said. The Junior Divisjon corn contest results follow: ROSE GOLD MEDALS Larry Young, Washington Tp., Sign Down, Bod Wreck Is Result A stop sign not in its normal place caused a two-car collision Saturday six miles south of Logansport in which two' men and three children barely escaped serious injury, three of them needing stitches in their ears. Drivers were Richard Burton Lease, 32, route 1, Galveston, who was tossed from his car onto a fence, suffering a .cut eye and cut ear, and Morris M. Raisor, 39, of Logansport, who got a bruised hip and cut ear. Deputy Sheriff Roy King said both cars were total losses. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Morgan Hill road and Washintgon-Deer Creek township line road. In the Lease car was Willard R. Cripe, 10, route 1, Galveston, who suffered an ear cut and bruised right hip. In the Raisor car were his two children, Jimmy, 7, and Jane Ann, 2, who were not hurt. The lease car was going west on the township line road and the Raisor car was going south on Morgan Hill road. Raisor told Deputy Sheriff King that he saw Lease coming but assumed he would stop—but he didn't. King said the-stop sign there was lying on the.ground. Hit Broadside Raisor's car struck Lease's broadside, King said, and a post on the Everett Nelson farm was sheered off. Damage to the fence was estimated at $30 to Ihe Raisor car at $1400, to the other car at $250. King said Lease told him he as he was flying through the air onto the fence he thought sure the car, which was right " behind him, would crush him. The injured were taken to Memorial Hospital by a passing motorist, C. J. Sprinkle, .route 2, Walton. They were all treated and dismissed. Msgr. Sehall Is Diocesan Officer Rt. Rev.'Msgr. John P. Sehall, pastor of the St. Vincent dePaul parish in Logansport, has been appointed Vicar General of the Lafayette Diocese, according to an announcement byMost Rev. John J. Carberry, D.D. second Bishop of Lafayette. Msgr. Sehall was named a Domestic Prelate to His Holiness, Pope Pius XIII, on Sept. 16; 1950, Driver Hart When , Car Runs Into Tree Helen Gaumer, 37, of 15 West Miami avenue was injured when the 1949 model car she was driving struck a tree in 'front of 238 West Miami early Saturday morning. She reported, to Logansport police that she was driving east on Miami and was crowded into the curb on the right side of the street causing her to lose control of the car and swerve across the street. She hit a tree in the yard of Gofrey Twells, 238 West Miami MSGR. SCHALL with the litle Rt. Rev. Msgr.'The late Bishop Bennett appointed Msgr. Sehall as dean of the Logansport Deanery on Oct. 14, 1954. He received the appointment of Diocesan Consultor June 9, 1956. Since the erection of the diocese of Lafayette, Msgr. Sehall has served as Diocesan Moderator of the National Council of Catholic Women as well as director of the Priests' Eucharistic League. The Vicar General is the second highest official in the diocese. The bishop is first. The vicar exercises general jurisdiction throughout the diocese in the name of the bishop. Whenever the bishop is outside vicar general is automatically in complete charge. Stores Open To 9 On Monday Evening Shoppers thronged the city Friday and Saturday as the Christmas season nears the climax. Stores in Logansport will be open to 9 Monday evening, but close at 5 on Tuesday. The""ear has a damaged front I Motorists are again advised they en( 3 - | may ignore the meters' Monday Miss Gaumer is reported in satisfactory condition at a local hospital. Hawkins Still Critical Alter Peru Accident PERU — Wilbur F. Hawkins, 4l" Kokomo, is still in a critical condition at Dukes Memorial hospital from a compound fracture suffered in a double fatality auto accident early Friday morning south of Peru. Dead' are William Thomas' Arnold, 33, Route 4, Peru, driver of | the other car and William Golightly, 44, Kokomo, a passenger in '.he Hawkins' car. 167.5 bushels. Dale Brown, bushels. Jay Shafer. bushels. Tipton Tp., 163 Adams Tp., 160 Friday at St. Joseph's hospital after a short illness. Born in Carroll county Feb"., 22, D^M Sh6 H * 3S A 6 , dau »! lter of | John'Martin,' Washington Tp., David-and Sarah Irelan Hayes.. j ]a9 bushels She-is survived by .a daughter,! j on Berry, /Jefferson Tp., 153 Thelma Nicholas, 819 North; two;bushels. After Fall Downtown Mrs. Leah Templeton 2031 North, was reported in satisfactory condition at Memorial hospital following a fall in the downtown area yesterday. Hospital authorities said she was crossing Pearl street at Broadway when she fell, suffering injuries to the left hand and left'ankle. brothers, Ed Hayes, 817 North; and Bert Hayes, 205 Highland; j one niece and four nephews. She was a "member of the Calvary Presbyterian church. For •more than .25 years she managed the bus station here. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kroeger funeral home with Rev. Harold BOTH MAKE CHARGES JERUSALEM W — Israel and Syria Saturday traded charges of border clashes with at least one death reported. King officiating. .Burial will be in "M4 bushels. Hickory Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel. EDUCATOR DIES POLO, HI. W — William Lewis Eikenberry, educator in botany and general science, died Friday night at the .age of 86. Larry Bevington, Jackson Tp., 153 bushels. Dale Bridge, Harrison Tp., 151 bushels. GREEN GOLD MEDALS and Tuesday. WASHINGTON. ro-Secretary/of State Dulles came home Saturday from Allied talks at Paris, declaring all had gone well there but that "continuing efforts and sacrifice are required." Dulles, tired - looking and his voice hoarse and cracking, told newsmen the 15-nation Atlantic Pact summit conference "took-all of the essential decisions for which we< had hoped.'' Dulles' 250-word formal statement upon 'Arrival at National Airport seemed aimed in part at dispelling any idea that U.S. proposals had been essentially rebuffed by the European Allies. The statement never mentioned the key U.S. proposal to establish intermediate-range missiles bases in West Europe in response to Russia's new scientific-military advances. When reporters recalled that the basic idea was accepted only in principle, something on which Dulles had previously frowned,, he denied 'feeling "discouraged or unhappy." "We got everything we hoped for in that respect, in fact somewhat more," Dulles said. The secretary had no comment on new Soviet "proposals for an international conference on disarmament, instead of the foreign ministers' disarmament talks suggested by NATO this week. Dulles said he was not even aware that such a proposal had been made by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in a Moscow speech today. Dulles stressed that the NATO decisions "were not merely military" but "covered political and economic matters as well." Above all, Dulles said, the NATO meeting strengtehened the unity, cooperative spirit and mutual trust and confidence of the alliance. Sov/e/slYflnfPor MOSCOW G5t — Soviet leaders challenged the West Saturday to sigr. a no - war agreement and proposed an international conference on disarmament. They scorned NATO's call for a foreign ministers' conference.' Before applauding members in a joint session of Parliament, Communist party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev dared the West to sign a no-war agreement and decide the future "on the basis of which of our two systems gives its people the best lives." Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko announced the Soviet Union "calls for a special session of the conference on disarmament." He •said this could pave the way for an East - West summit meeting again being urged by Soviet leaders. .. "A summit conference of representatives of capitalist and sen cialist countries could undoubtedly help to achieve an earlj, positive solution of these burning issues and the Soviet government has made statements to this effect before," Gromyko said. Khrushchev said the Soviet Union had proposed a summit meeting "that will solve all problems that trouble humanity, including disarmament." As for the offer of the NATO conference decided upon in Paris thi: wtek to discuss disarmament ey On Own Terms fail to accuse the Soviet Union of refusing to compromise or sabotaging the agreement and thus mislead public opinion. Judge for yourselves. Can anything useful be expected of a foreign ministers' conference thus composed?" "' Gromyko said the NATO com- munique's call for a foreign ministers' conference was included "because of the difficult situation in which the guiding spirits of the arms race and the cold war have found themselves." the territory of his diocese, the at the foreign ministers' level, Gromyko said: "We are in fact invited to sit again at a conference table with the same NATO members with whom we have patiently negotiated until now, and to launch again into • sterile negotiations which do not advance the cause of disarmament one whit." Sees No Success The West at such a meeting would put forward terms that the Soviet Union cannot accept '.because they are in no way conducive to disarmament," Gromyko said. "The Western powers would not Asks US Action To Cut Traffic Deaths WASHINGTON W) — Sen, Monroney (D-Okla) announced Saturday he .will sponsor a bill creating a presidential commission to make a broad attack on automobile accidents. During a recent 9,000-mile speaking tour of his state, Monroney said, "I found that people were getting so alarmed over the situation that some o£ them were afraid to go out on the highways." The Oklahoman said he believes Name Winners Of Coloring Contest Winners have been announced in the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by several local merchants and published Nov. 24, in the Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Press. More than 3,000 colored entries were submitted and from that number sixteen winners were selected by the judges. Winners with the sponsoring stores and the prizes are: B and B—David Lee Klinck, 7, 129 Seybold St. a pair of Lee Rider blue, jeans. BAILEY'S—Clyde Wolf, Rt. 3, Delphi, pearl-handled Lon e Star western gun outfit, holster and bullets. BICKEL'S—Elsie L. Qulllen, 7, Route 1, 20-inch Ballerina doll; Mike Kahl, 6, Young America, Jungle shooting gallery. FLANEGIN'S—Peter D. Beaumont, 10, 511 E. Broadway, 4-lt. Ace sled; Dennis Preiser, Tipton Tp., 154' GOODRICH—Jack Elburn, 10, CIS Nineteenth street, Military bushels. control transport set; Carolyn Saines, 9, 20 Cliff Drive, 17-pc. Jerry' Barr. Noble Tp., 144 bushels. ' x Jack Berlet, Washington Tp., Eddie-Nelson. Deer Creek Tp., 144 bushels. Ronnie Minnick, Tp., 144 bushels. Washington Mark Preisar. fipton Tp. 143.5 bushels. Jerry L. Garber, Tipton Tp., 143 bushels. (Continued on pag« I) aluminum bake set. MOHLMAN'S—Karen Chell, 7, 2021 Murdock street, Cinderella watch; John Heckard, Route 2, Mickey Mouse watch. MONTGOMERY-WAHDS—Pamela Witmyer, 10, 1014 High street, f5.98 holiday dress; Wayne Loner, 10, 2428 Stadium Drive, trousers and dress shirt. OLSEN'S—Barbara Downham, 11, Route 3, 15-inch all vtoyl jointed doll; Mark Davis, 6, Walton, plastic army truck. QUICK FILM SERVICE—Delores Rogers, 11, Rt. 1, Lucerne, and Mark MeuhDiausen, 5, 440 Bates street, winners of viewmaster and two packets of reels. SPORTLAND—Elaine Lee Acton, 10, 1900 North ttreet, Heinz "57" kitchen. the time has come for the federal government to tie together-all the scattered safety efforts now under way and try to reduce the "staggering-total of deaths, injuries and property losses." He said the first thing his proposed commission coula do would be to establish a nationwide, uniform system of auto crash reporting. Data thus collected could be analyzed by experts and used as the basis for remedial legislation, he explained. Monroney said one possible result of such a survey could be the instituting of an interstate drivers license required of all motorists who cross state lines. If the accident data showed that the driver was the weak link in the safety chain, the senator said, then _those who applied for interstate licenses-could be given tests and their previous driving records' checked closely. If highway construction weaknesses were found, Monroney said, 'the commission might ommend a these with program to correct the federal government paying 90 per cent of the cost. The commission also could draft and work for adoption of uniform traffic codes, although the final say in this field always would be with local authorities, he said. Similarly, Monroney said, the commission's experts might come up with proposals for new design features in cars stressing safety. Monroney said that from 1903 to. last September a total of 1,223,591 persons were killed in highway accidents. "That was more than twice the number of fatalities in the last four wars—the Spanish-American War, World War, I, World War II. and the Korean Wai." be said. Residence Is Looted YOUNG AMERICA-While Mrs. Nina Griffin left her home 3*4 miles east of here for 20 minutes Saturday about 2 p.m. to take her grandchildren to a church Christmas-party, burglars took jewelry and a silver coffee set—valued totally at about $150. Mrs. Griffin said that when she returned from the church she found several jewelry boxes opened and tossed around, and a silver coffee pot, tray, sugar and cream con. tainer gone. Drawers had been, ransacked and an old pocket book had been torn apart. As far as she could determine she was missing a diamond ring, wedding ring, wrist watch, and a tie pin and clasp set The thieves left one old watch. Mrs. Griffin said the burglars entered the house by breaking the lock on the back door. She said that when she left she turned and look: ed back at the house and saw '.a. light-colored car pull up, but she thought it was the television repair man she had called. She said the sheriff's department is investigating. 4 Injured In Collision At R. Center Four persons were in Memorial hospital following a beadon collision about 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the south edge of Royal Center at U.S. 35 and the Royal Center pik«. Injured were: Mrs. Sharon, Bridge, 19, route 1, Royal Center, who sustained injuries on the nose and mouth and shock; Kenneth D. Moss, 39, Star City, suffered chest injuries from the steering wheel; his wife, Mrs. Earline Moss, 38, injuries to the knee and ankle and she suffered shock; Patricia Moss, their daughter, who suffered cuts over the nose between the eyes, injuries to the left ankle and shock. No one apparently was injured seriously. Moss, driving a 1957 model tudor on U.S. 35 toward Royal Center, with his wife and daughter, told Deputy Sheriff Roy King the Bridge car traveling on the highway from Royal Center, came across the center line, back and across again. He said he left the highway in, an attempt to miss the Bridge auto and the cars met in the mouth of the Royal Center pike. King said she apparently was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto the pike. With Mrs. Bridge were her two small children. Both her 1957 model auto and the Moss car were total losses, King said. The Harrison ambulance took th« injured persons to the hospital. Fireman's Coot Taken From Station Burglars, probably young ones, stole a fireman's coat and helmet from the southside station, police were told yesterday. Harold Cramer, «40 State, stationed there, said his coat is still gone but the helmet was found in the shrubbery ooisidt the building.

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