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LOGANSPORT Logansport: Fair tonight, a little colder. Warmer Wednesday. Low tonight 25-32. Sunset 4:25 p.m. Sunrise Wednesday 7:04 a.m. Outlook for Thursday: Fair to partly cloudy wilh moderate temperatures. Low Wednesday night in the 30s. High Thursday in the 50s. TTOTJR HOME TOWN :NEWSPAPER ) NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— All Dcpnrtmenta Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1957. Full-Leaned Untied Pre«» Wire* Dny and Mfcht Price Per Copy, Seven Cents INVITE RUSS TO EASE TENSION City to Join Observance of Yu!e Season Churches to Conduct Traditional Services In Logansport Area Local business places, factories and public buildings will be closed Wednesday as Logansport joins in the observance ot the Christmas holiday.. Some local business places will remain closed Thursday as well as Wednesday. All city and county public offices were closed at noon Tuesday to give employes more time to be with their families on Christmas eve. As usual, teachers will have the longest Christmas vacation, two weeks for those in the city schools and a week and a half for those in the county schools. ' Logansport stores, which were open until 9 o'clock Monday night for the benefit of late Christmas shoppers, were scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Although the post office will be closed all day Wednesday along with other public offices, special delivery mail, perishables, and Christmas packages will be delivered on Christmas day, according to Postmaster Sylvester Kelly. •Special Christmas programs were given Sunday in virtually all churches of the city and county and some are planning services on' Christmas day, slarting with midnight Masses "in al! of the local Catholic -churches and the Trinity Episcopal church, A few local churches also scheduled special services for Christmas eve in celebration of the birth of Christ. Many family reunions were being planned for Christmas day, and law enforcement officers anticipated the usual heavy holiday traffic. They warned motorists to drive cautiously so that one of the most joyous days in the Christian •world will not become a day filled with tragedy. All Cass county institutions are feasts. IN CITY Open Hearts To Needy at Christmas As in past years. Logansport organizations and individuals are op' ening their hearts Ihis Christmas ' to see that less fortunate families en.ioy a happy holiday. i For the past few weeks these groups have been busy preparing i Christmas baskets of food, toys and clothing to be distributed to needy families in the city and county. The Salvation Army, using money collecled in its downtown Christmas kettles, has prepared 87 baskets. Lt. Wanda McGregor of the local post said the baskets were to be distributed Tuosday morning. She said shoppers downtown put a tolal of $894.27 in Ihe two Christmas kettles. The money was used to buy food, toys and clothing for the baskets. Many of the food baskets are being giver. 1 to aged couples and individuals living on pen sions, Lt. McGregor said. Members 'of the Elks Lodge worked'lale Monday night preparing 54' baskets. They also planned to deliver them Tuesday morning. The American. Legion has -collected and repaired about 200 toys, and is distributing them to needy children Tuesday afternoon and evening. In addition, the Legion sponsored a Christmas party Sunday at Memorial home for children from the County Children's home, and has prepared gifts for veterans in hospitals. The local Exchar.-ge club and the Seventh Day Adventist church have each prepared 15 baskets, and the Logansport Fire Department has 12. Other organizations giving baskets include the St. James Lutheran church, the Evangelical United Brethren church, the Blue Ball church Women's Fellowship, Homemakers Home Economics club and the Hi-Tri club. Distribution of the baskets .is being coordinated by the Red Cross, which maintains a list of names in order to avoid duplication. Kay Royer, executive secretary - • - • chapter, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas menu for the Longcliff palients, izations consisting of chilled grapefruit -'- " u juice roast torn turkey, giblet gra- ._. vy, oyster dressing, candied sweet the needy, potatoes, Brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, celery hearts, bread, butter, coffee, milk and mince meat pie. . Toys and food baskets have been" distributed to needy families by various organizations, wilh the Red Cross serving as a clearing house to assure the most equitable distribution. g part, many Plea Sent to Motorists: Play It Safe INDIANAPOLIS (UP) Police Supt. Harold S. pleaded with motorists today to "play it safe" in an effort to prevent "motoring tragedy" during the holiday period. Zeis' appeal said 1,111 persons were killed on Hoosier slreets and highways so far this year, 64 less State Zeis Rescue Four Survivors of Navy Plane HONOLULU CUP) — A crash boat from" the Kaneohe Marine Air Station reported early today it had rescued four survivors from a Navy radar picket plane that crashed off Oahu Island with 24 men aboard. The crash boat reported also that it had retrieved two bodies from the ocean. Names of the survivors and the dead men were not immediately available. The plane, a WV-2 Super Constellation, was returning from a I routine training mission Monday when it suddenly disappeared from the radar screen of a Navy •tracking station at 3:50 p.m. (8:50 than in the corresponding periodjp.m. e.s.t.). last year. Hours later, the Navy heard a! He said 73 persons were killed rep0 rt that red flares were seen ON JAN. 1 List Hoosier Law Changes On Marriages Dan Cupid"will find several new road blocks in his path when he attempts to lead young couples to the aHar after the first of the year,; :t was revealed Monday by Cass county Clerk Elizabeth Bieker. Marriage rules were complelely j changed by the last General Assembly in an effort to eliminate hasty weddings. These new rules take effect January 1. Chief among the changes are: three full days must elapse after making application before the mar- Start Genuine Step Toward Peace-Ike President, Dulles Open Door to Talks for Peace WASHINGTON CUP)— The United Stales' extended a Christmas invitation to Russia today to stop "threats and blandishments" and initiate a genuine step toward checking the headlong nuclear- missile race. The Soviets may get their first chance to accept when the expanded 25-member United Nations disarmament commission meets for the first time, probably early next year. President Eisenhower, in his first television appearance since riage license can be issued; couples must have written proof of their ages (birth certificates or other written evidence of the date'evidence" —not more words — to and place of birth); the marriage| prove its sincerity in seeking to Hiccn.se must be obtained in the I home county of the bride or groom if either is a resident of Indiana; the license fee will be $5; and a written medical -examination report signed by an Indiana licensed physician must be submitted at the ease East-West tensions. Door Open To Talks Both the Chief Executive and Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles, in their report to the nation on last week's allied "sum- mil" meeting in Paris, left the door open to new East-West talks .. . H .'S h administration .sources, in" time of application for marriage. ; whenever Russia shows willingness The forms required to be return- based on ."integrity and.sincerity.'.', ed by the clergyman or juslice of the peace officiating at the cere- | mony also have been completely revised. The new law requires lhat the Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa. Clam tonight are Dana r, f, mod Martha Huffman, 9, of 11« 16th Slreet. • ' ; (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) .'Twas the night Before Christmas, When all through the house ' Not a creature was stirring, Not even a mouse; The stockings were hung By the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas' Soon would be there; The children were nestled All snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums Danced through their heads; And Mamma in her 'kerchief, And I in my ca£, Had just settled our brains For a long winter's nap, When out on the lawn There arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed To see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters And threw up the sash. The moon on the breast Of the new-fallen snow Gave a lustre of mid-day To objects below, When, what to my Wondering eyes did appear, But a miniature sleight, And eight tiny reindeer, , With a little old driver So lively and quick, I knew in a moment He must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles His coursers they came, And he whistled, And shouted, And called them by name: ."Now, Dasher! now, Dancerl Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on, Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wallr Now dash away! dash away! Dash away, all!" As leaves that before the Wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, Mount to the sky. So up to the house-top The coursers they flew, . With the sleigh full of togs, And St. Nicholas, too— And then in*a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing Of each little hoof. As I drew in my bead, And. was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came With a bound. He was dressed all in fur, From his head to his foot, And his clothes Were all tarnished With ashes and soot; A bundle of toys He had flung On his back, And he looked like a peddler Just opening his pack. His eyes, how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses. His nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth Was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his. chin Was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe He held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled His head like a wreath; He had a broad fade And a round little belly • That shook When he laughed Like a bowl Full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, A right jolly old elf, And I laughed When I saw him In spite of myself; A wink of his eye And a twist o£ his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; He spoke not a word, But went Straight to his work, And filled All the stockings; Then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger Aside of his nose, And giving a nod, Up the-chimney he rose.. He sprang to-his sleigh, To his team Gave a whistle. And away they all flevr Like the down . Of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim Ere he drove Out of sight— "Happy Christmas to all And to all a Good Night!" j premarital examination of the ap 1 plicants must be given by a physician who holds an unlimited license to practice medicine in Indiana. An out-of-state applicant may still have the blood lest performed in an approved out-of-state laboratory, but the report of the result must be brought to an Indiana physician for completion of the examination and signature on the certificate. Under the new law there 5s no longer a requirement that the blood specimen and the laboratory report must be sent through the mail. The three-day waiting per- j iod between ttie time the application is made to the county clerk and the- issuance of the license lakes the place of the mail requirement, Sundays and holidays will be included in the compula- tion of the wailing period. The new law permits the circuit judge to eliminate the three- day waiting period by.written order, if good and sufficient reason can be shown and if the court feels it is in the interest of all persons concerned. After the waiting period the county clerk will issue to the couple a white booklet containing a marriage certificate, an official form containing the marriage license, a duplicate marriage certificate, and a record of marriage. Ttie marriage must be solemnized within sixty days'of Ihe issue •iate of the license or the license becomes null and void. in traffic so far this month, in eluding Tive in a two-car collision near Lafayette last Sunday, the •worst highway wreck in Indiana in the last six weeks.' "Every driver and pedestrian can help city, county and State Police prevent motoring tragedy the remainder of the year," said Zeis. "If you read this, it's not too late to save your lif..' Zeis said state troopers will make "preventive patrols" on main and secondary highways during the 30-hour Christmas holiday. ROUTED BY FIRE EVANSVILLE (UP)— The trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Fox was destroyed by fire Monday. The couple and their two 1 t}/Vl b LllUfc * *•*• "— . - - in the area, about 30 miles off the northern tip of Oahu. It dismissed as "unfounded'-' Air Force reports of sighting -at least two life rafts. . . Ordered into the search Monday night were the destroyer Lansing, two sea-going crash boats fr«m the Kaneohe Marine Air' Station, three Coast Guard cutters, four smaller Coast Guard patrol- boats, two Coast Guard planes, four Air Force planes equipped for night search and two WV-2 planes-like the missing plane. The WV-2 is a four-engine Super Constellation used as the Navy's first line of defense in the Pacific. With all its radar gear, the plane is valued at more than seven million dollars. . day. The couple and their two The missing plane last radioed small sons escaped but most of I at 3:20 p.m. (8:20 p.m. e.s.t.) that their belongings were los.. The everything was. going according to on an over- plan. It was scheduled to return blaze was blamed h*ated stove. to its base at 6:09 p.m. Pilgrims Flock To Bethlehem BETHLEHEM, Jordan (UP)— The barrier of hale dividing the Holy Land lifted at dawn today in Jerusalem . and Christian pilgrims embarked "on. the road to Bethlehem —• the birthplace of the Prince of Peace. ' ' ' . Israeli and Jordanian border guards obeyed orders' to stand aside for 36 hours to let Christians from Israel and other parts : of the world pass through' the 'Mandel- baurn Gate.' About 1,700 .were expected to cross no man's land into Jordan, Roman Catholic patriarch Alberto Gori headed the traditional procession- of the clergy from Jerusalem to Bethlehem (at 5 a.m. e.s.t.). to begin services beneath the Church of the Nativity, in the cavern where Christ was born. FIREMEN CALLED Firemen were called to Ninth and Market streets at 8:55 p.m. Monday when the water hose on a car driven by Ann Reish, route 5, broke. No damage was reported, Request Signs for Cass County Roads A resolution passed, by the Deacon Grange, requesting the erection of. '."Yield -Right of Way" signs throughout" the county, -was presented to' the Cassjcounty.com- Pat Meade and Steer To Travel 2 Months FLORA' — Patricia Meade -arid her prize-winning steer Rowdy will travel in the next • two. months to Denver, Colo.; Ft.. Worth, Tex,j and San Antonio, Tex. After the tour, the 18 year old girl, will sell-the. steer, which- won honors at the-recent International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. SANfTA PUZZLES CHILD COLUMBUS, Ohio (1R—John Garrett, 6, was puzzled when a toy store Santa Claus asked him'his name. "Don't you know," the boy asked. "After all,- you promised to brinj me a truck." missioners Monday by Frank- Jump, chairman of the Community Service committee of the Grange. The resolution asked Miat the county • commissioners designate the main roads in the county so the signs can be erected at all intersecting roads. Another brucellosis testing report •was filed with the commissioners. The testing thus far has shown that 1.8 percent of the cattle and 9.9 percent of the herds are infected with the disease. The Firestone company was awarded the 1958 contract for tires and tubas for the county highway department, along "with several other firms which previously had been announced as successful bidders for "tires and tubes. . The commissioners said the Firestone bid had been misinterpreted, leading to the delay in its'accept- ance. ' Above Normal Temperatures .WASHINGTON -(UP) '— The Weather Bureau predicts fair mild weather over nearly all pf the nation Christmas Day. It said above-normal temperatures are 'expected generally with temperatures ranging from the 30s in the northern border states to 60s and 70s in the South. The only sections where Christmas is likely to be white is in the northern portions of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota- and the higher mountain areas in the West. ' , . 1,000 Children; Talk to Santa More than 1,000 children of the Logansport area had the thrill of their young lives Monday night when they talked to Santa Claus. Their calls jammed the switchboard of the Pharos-Tribune for more than two hours. Special arrangements were made the newspaper for children to tell their Christmas gift requests to St. Nick. COW CAUSES COLLISION DUBLIN, Ireland (UP)—A cow caused a collision Monday between tWo trains in which an, engineer was killed and three passengers were injured. One train stopped when the engineer .spotted the cow on the tracks near Dundrum. It was rammed in the rear a few minutes later by a second train. All the casualties were on the .second train. did not indicate how, when or where the administration felt Russia should demonstrate its sincerity in peace efforts. They indicated, however, it is now up to Russia to make the next wove inasmuch as the North At- 1 a n t i c Treaty Organization (NATO) Council in Paris has proposed specific steps to Russia t» break the deadlock over disarmament. Test of Soviet Intentions One of those steps is to join the 25-nation U.S. commission disarmament talks when Ihey begin. While Russia has denounced the 25-nation group it has not boycotted it. Some officials thought the convening of the commission next year may provide a major tesl o£ Russia's intentions. Russia likewise has scoffed at, but not flatly rejecled, the alternate NATO proposal for an East-West foreign ministers conference. Dulles, who gave th e bulk of tha hair-hour talk, rejected as too unwieldy Russia's counter-proposal for a special disarmament meet, ing of the full u.N. General Assembly. However he said the West will "conlinue probing to find some evidence lhat there is wilhin the Soviet Union the good will to resume serious efforts to achieve nuclear peace and to put behind us the horrible prospect of nuclear war." Both Eisenhower and Dulles hammered home repeatedly that the basic objective of the United States and its allies is peace. "We arc determined lhat lher« must be no war," the President declared. List Major Points Dulles said however lhat "while Ihe Soviets go on piling up their armaments, our own armaments must proceed." He made these other major points: —While the United States will probably continue making nuclear warheads for some time, its Allies in Europe tan take over production of rockets for (he intermediate range ballistic missiles. URBMs) to be based there. He did not indicate how soon Europe could start making IRBMs. —NATO "has the desire to explore" the possibility of liaison with other free-world regional security organizations such as the .There will be no edition of Organization of American States, Southeast Asia Treaty Organiza- No Paper Wednesday the Pharos-Tribune tomorrow afternoon.. . Christinas Day, in traditional observance of the holiday. You will receive your next- copy of the Pharos-Tribune on'Thursday afternoon. The staff of the Pharos- Tribune joins in extending best wishes for a happy holi day to all its reader*. lion and Baghdad Pact. —Russia has declared "economic war" and the Allies must put more money into "capital-hungry" free nations lest they are "forced" to take Comrtnmist aid at the price of their freedom. Here the President said "with that I emphatically agree." Dulles' said failure to halt Russia's economic offensive would lead to engulfment of underdeveloped countries: one by one and eventual "strangulation" of th« United State* vad iU AUtei.