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Thursday, December 26, 1957
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Logansport—Clearing, colder tonight. Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer. Low tonight 24-32, high Friday in upper 40s. Sunset 4:27 p.m. Sunrise Friday 7:04 a.m. Outlook for Saturday: Rain ending and turning colder. Low Friday night in the 30s. Founded 1844— "YOUR HOME TOWN KEWBPAPER ] NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION For All Dcpiirtmenta 1'hone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1957. Full-L»icd United Pre»» Wir Day and Nijch« Price Per Copy, Seven Cents HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR BOYS AT YMCA Frank Taylor, left, general secretary of the local YMCA, and his assistant, Tom Rlnchart, are preparing for the billiards tournament to be held F riday in the YMCA building. Above, they are checking the schedule for the, contest, which will have three divisions, for boys from grade school, junior high, and high school. IN 2 WEEKS Ike Plans Largest Peace-time Budget WASHINGTON (UP) — President Eisenhower pushed aside the joys of Christmas today to work on the missile - geared legislative program he will hand Congress in two weeks. The Chief Executive's State of the Union message Jan. 9 is expected to call for the largest military budget in the nation's peace- time history to meet the Soviet space-age threat. No appointments were announced for the President by the White house, indicating his day was free to spend possibly conferring with aides on the legislative recommendations. Weekend in Gettysburg The President and Mrs. Eisenhower were expected to motor tomorrow or the next' day to their farm at Gettysburg for the weekend. Defense and the President have indicated Department officials the stepped-up missile effort will mean an unprecedented peacetime military budget of about 40 billion dollars. This compares with $84,500,000,000 budgeted in 1945— the.largest amount for a vartime military spending. Pentagon sources said the bulk of the next defense budget .already was at the printers. But they said this did not mean \ de scnool con test. changes couldn't still be made. ; Rochester Boy Wreck Victim Edward Kuncl Dies In Valparaiso Hospital ROCHESTER—Funeral arrangements are yet incomplete at the Foster and Good Funeral Home for Edward Charles Kuncl, 3 year old son of Donald and Verda Kuncl, of Rochester who died at a Valparaiso hospital at 2 p.m. Wednesday, four hours after he was hurt in a two-car crash on US Highway 30 near Wanatah. The mother was suffering from shock and a 2 year old daughter, Debra Kay, had a broken hip and dislocated shoulder. The father who was driving, was unhurt. The family was going to Chicago for Christmas when the car slid on ice and smashed into another car driven by Ivan Lozier of Crown Point. The Kuncl car was upset by the impact. The victim was born in Rochester on Nov. 11, 1954. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C. L Rudd of Macy. Father of the deceased boy is home on leave from He and Mrs. Eisenhower, who TRAFFIC TOLL 222 Hillary Heads For South Pole In Epic Dash Mt. Everest Conqueror Begins Overland Trip Across Continent AUCKLAND, New Zealand (UP) —A radio message crackling out of the snowy wastes of Antarctica :oday announced Sir Edmund Hillary has set off on another epic dash — this time to beat a rival British team in an overland race to the South Pole. "Heading for the pole, God willing and crevasses permitting," the conqueror of Mt. Everest messaged in Morse Code to New Zealand's Scott Base this morning. Barring ill fortune, it appeared Hillary's New Zealand team would win the race. Hillary's message indicated he had some 325 miles to go. The British team was 500 miles away from its goal at dawn Wednesday. Hillard, assigned a relatively BLAME RAIN Many Events Set At YMCA Holiday Tourneys Slated For Boys The YMCA billiards tournament for city and county boys will get underway at 10 a.m. Friday at the YMCA building, Ninth street and East Broadway. The tournament will be divided into three divisions, with grade school'boys meeting at 10 a.m.,JHe was due to leave from his junior high boys at 1:30 p.m. andj advance base at "south ice' : Nine Killed^ On Indiana's Highways By United Press At least nine persons were killed on streets and highways in Indiana during the 30-hour Christmas holiday period. Most of them met death on the holiday itself when widespread rains made driving treacherous. Four other persons were killed in two accidents Tuesday afternoon only a few hours before the official count began at 6 p.m. At. least five of the seven deaths Wednesday were blamed on slippery roads and another was a hit- and-ijun accident. Five of the seven persons killed Wednesday died in separate accidents. Two persons were killed in a two-car accident three miles south of Montpelier on Ind. 303. State Police said Winifred Nunn, 53, Pleasant Ridge, Ky., and his daughter, Wanda Jean, 23, were killed when their car skidded mu.or support role in the British j across the center line into the path Commonwealth's Internati o n a 11 of an oncoming car. Geophysical Year program in; N . unn was driving a car carrying Antarctica, apparently was unable Wan d a Jean and two other daugh- to resist the temptation of no- ters _ Tne otner car was driven by holds-barred race across the unknown continent. Hillary's original mission was to establish an inland supply base for a British trans-Antarctic expedition headed by Dr. Vivian Fuchs. The Fuchs team left the British Sbackleton Base on the other side of the continent last November in the first attempt to trek across Antarctica from coast to coast. high school boys at 3 p.m. Frank Taylor, YMCA secretary, said it is not necessary to be a member of the YMCA to take part in the tournament. Boys wishing to participate can sign uj> before the contest begins. (Wednesday en route to the Pole. Hillary's wife, who lives in Auckland, cheered him on. "I think it's a good thing," she said. She disclosed she got the first word of Hillary's sudden decision in a personal radio mes- A checkers tournament will be sage Wednesday, held next Monday. The schedule j Hillary and his party established will be the same as for Friday. : a coastal base at McMurdo Sound In the table tennis contest held: last January. During the year, he Monday, Carl McPherson and Carl : and four other New Zealanders Calloway placed first and second! penetrated inland to establish the in. the high school division. Jake Laete and his brother, Tarno, took the top two spots in the junior high division, while Don Smith and BUI Honick were the winners of the changes The present defense effort is expected to cost 39 billion dollars 30—one billion dollars more than was budgeted by the last congress. Plans 2 Billion Boost The President told Congressional leaders at a White House conference earlier this month he intended to boost military spending by about two billion dollars—all but killing any hopes for a tax cut and meaning possibly a red ink budget. The weighty problems of. reshaping the nation's defense didn't keep the President from enjoying a quiet but merry Christmas with his family Wednesday at the House. the Navy. I wore a red dress for the occasion, Sen. Morse More 'Brainpower TOKYO (UP) — Sen. Wayne Morse said today "the greatest foreign policy need of the United States during the next 50 years is federal aid to education." The Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the United States cannot stay ahead of Russia in manpower, and that its only hope to remain ahead of Russia "is in brainpower." Morse, chief American delegate to the recent commonwealth parliamentary conference in India, warned that Russian education on the high school and college level may well be of higher caliber than it is in the U.S. shared with Get Help The Easy Way When you need help for any job whatsoever, you can gut the right number of applicants by using a Pharos-Tribune and Press Help Wanted Ad. This ad ran four -times, and brought many, many applicants: WANTED: Married man for year around farm work, dairy and general farming. Phone xxxxx. No matter what the job may be, you can fill U best with a Want Ad. Just Phone 4141, and a courteous adtakcr will be glad to help you word your ad. for best results. rendesvous base for Fuchs about 400 miles from the pole. The Fuchs expedition completed what was believed to be the most difficult stretch of their trek last week, reaching the "jumping off" South Ice Base Sunday. It. had covered nearly 300 'miles of treacherous glaciers and cre ; vasses. Ahead of Fuchs andhis 11 companions lay some 500 miles of ice and snow never before touched by human foot. C. of C. Plans Election on January 2 The Chamber of Commerce will choose four new directors Jan. 2 when ballots from the annual election are counted in the city building headquarters. The new directors will succeed E. L. Malone, Fred Hauss, R. J. Discher and William Wiler, who are completing their three-year';morning as a result of the Christ- River Rising After Rain The Wabash river had climbed back to a height of 8.3 feet in Lo- gonsport at 7 o'clock Thursday terms. Discher is president and Wiler is vice president at present. The board of directors consists of 12 members, four of whom are mas rain, according to Frank Elmlinger, local weather observer. Elm-linger said he had no report from Indianapolis on how their son's family and their four children. Flee Theater Fire In Norfolk,Va. NORFOLK, Va. (UP) -- Police and firemen led about SCO theater patrons to safety when a $500,000 fire raced through a downtown block. The theater suffered only smoke and water damage, although two buildings and five stores were gutted in the fire. CARTOONIST DIES MICHIGAN CITY (UP)— Stanley Link, 58, creator of comic strip "Tiny Tim," died Tuesday 8t his home in suburban. Long Beach. He also drew such cartoon strips as "Ching Chow" and "The Dailys." He was a native of Chicago. elected each year :or a tnree-year term. Directors cannot succeed themselves for a second term. The annual meeting to elect new officers will be held shortly after the directors are chosen. County Jail Full, Sheriff Reports There were 34 prisoners in the Cass county jail Thursday morning, the highest number in two years and just one short of the all time record, according to Sheriff 0. R. Carson. This included only two persons Jailed on Christmas day. and one jailed early -Thursday morning. The two jailed on Christmas day included one for, public intoxication and one for mental illness. The 34 prisoners included 29 men, one woman, and four juveniles. rugn me river was expected to go but he doubted that there was any danger of a flood here. The rainfall- in this city during the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m Thursday totaled .€7 of an inch bringing the total for the month to 4.16 inches, according to Elmlinger. The Wabash had dropped to 6.3 feet from its high of 13 feet las week before beginning to rise a gain Wednesday. ROBBER RELENTS SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Christmas spirit apparently had its telling effects on a bandit here Wednesday. Mrs. Marguerite Plummer, a junior high school history teacher notified police the savings • bonds someone had stolen from her Monday were returned in a strongbox to the home J a neighbor. REAL CHRISTMAS CHEER Plucky Boy Displays Courage WASHINGTON (UP) - Mike Strong spread a singular kind of Christmas cheer this year—for an 8-year-old. He found the courage to help someone else, even though he is about to have his right eye removed. ' The operation worried his parents. They didn't know how it would affect Mike—a t:w-headed third grader who likes to play football and who shows a keen interest in science. Mike, who lives in suburban [Silver Spring, Md., injured his eye in 1953 when he jabbed it with a pocket knife while cutting a rope. Doctors thought they could save it with one operation. But scar tissue detached the retina, forcing the recent decision to remove it. The bad time came then. It was a tough one to swallow for an 8-year - old with a lifetime ahead of him. Mark Gietzel, 18, Lansing, Mich. Five persons were injured in the crash. Gottleib Essig, 47, Fort Wayne, was killed when a car driven by Hansel Vance, 36, Uniondale, skidded after passing another car on three-lane Ind. 3. Essig's car and the Vance car met head-on. Five also were injured in that smash-up. Edward Kuncl, 3, Macy, was killed when a car driven by his father, Donald, 25, hit a slippery spot on U.S. 30 in LaPorte County east of Wanatah. The Kuncl car was hit broadside by an oncoming car driven by Ivan Lozier, 24, Crown Point. Clarence Kpoy, 17, DeMotte, was killed when his car hit 1 the engine of an eastbound New York Central Railroad train about one mile from his home in Jasper County. The blacktop county road was wet when Kooy's car rammed the locomotive and knocked it off the track. Bobbie Neal, 21, Logansport, died in a Logansport hospital several hours after his car went out of control in a curve in U.S. 24 six miles east of Logansport. Neal was thrown out as the car rolled over several times. Tuesday night, Jacob Guneslman, 40, Huritirigburg, was killed 30 minutes after the official count started.- State Police said he was walking down the middle of Ind. 162 near Huntingburg when a car hit him from the rear. Tuesday afternoon, Judy Hodge and Nancy Jones, both 17, were killed in their home town of Oaktown in Knox County. Their car was hit by a fast-moving Chicago and Eastern Illinois passenger train. Earlier, a car crashed into a bridge on U.S. 50 in Orange County, fatally injuring Mrs. Delia Lawson, about 50, Louisville, and her granddaughter, Cynthia Jean Osborne, 6, Louisville. 26 Deaths In Ohio, New York Reports 17 Must Be Better Way To Observe Yule, Says Safety Council Chief By UNITED PRESS A short but tragic Christmas holiday ended with a nationwide traffic death toll of 222, The total was z% times as great as the normal toll for a non-hoU- day Wednesday in December. Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, said that "there must be a better way to celebrate Christmas on the highways." The council had estimated that only 180 persons would be killed in Christmas traffic. "We can only hope that the shock of this toll will bring about sober thinking that may hold the new year holiday toll down to a new low," Dearborn said. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the United Press had counted 212 traffic deaths between the hours of 6 p.m. Tuesday and midnight Wednesday. At least 27 persons were killed in fires and 27 in miscellaneous accidents for an overall total of 267. Ohio led the nation in traffic deaths with 26. New York had 17 deaths, Michigan and California had 12 each, and Washington and Oklahoma had 10 each. The city of Chicago reported no deaths for the period. Two of the worst holiday highway wrecks killed four persons each. They were a train-car crash at Bradford, Ohio and a two-car collision near Tacoma, Wash. Ohio also was the scene of fire tragedy when four children burned to death in a blaze that destroyed their home while their mother was in Indiana to attend her son's wedding. A mother and her two young children burned; to death at Quincy, Mass., when an oil stove exploded and the resulting fire destroyed their home. GOOD NEWS No County Polio Cases During Year Cass county has had no new polio cases in 1957, an indication of ,the effectiveness of tile Salk vaccine, according to the report of James O'Donnel!, president, and Sewcll Murdock, treasurer of the Cass county Infantile Paralysis chapter. Despite the fact that there were no new cases during the year the local chapter spent $4,630.04 in assisting polio victims who contracted the disease in previous years. There were five new polio cases in .Cass county in "1956, three in the city and two in the remainder of the county. Records show that all three of the ctiy victims did not have the Salk inoculations before they contracted the disease. It is not known whether or not the two outside Logansport had the inoculations. There was a mass inoculation of school children here in 1955, with free vaccine made available to those desiring it. A vaccine shorta;je cut down the number of shots given during the past year. O'Donnell warned that polio is far from being wiped out, despite the lack of new cases in the county this year. Approximately 90 new cases were recorded throughout the stale, and those who have not received the full three-shot protective series are urged to do so. Boys Expect To Launch Rocket No. 2 AUSTIN, Minn., (UP)—A group of U boys under the direction of a Roman Catholic nun plan to fire a small rocket today powered by a solid fuel. The group, organized as the Austin Rocket Society, said the test rocket is a prototype of a larger, mouse-carrying rocket which the boys hope to fire a- mile high Saturday or Sunday. Sister Duns Scotus, instructor of chemistry and physics at .Pacelli High School here, said the "Mousenik" would test a parachute mechanism devised by the boys to recover the passenger alive. "The fuel we used before was a mixture of two powders," Sister Duns Scotus said. "Now the boys have melted it down into a solid state, allow; :g the rocket to carry about four times as much." Burns Fatal For Former LoganWoman PERU—Mrs. Irene (Daley) Weis, 55, 217 West Third street, a retired Logansport school teacher met a tragic death early Christmas morning in her living room. Miami county coroner Dr. Owen Johnson attributed her death to suffocation and third degree burns. Fire was believed to have started by a cigarette. It was reported that her husband, P. J. Weis and two stepsons, David and Pat were upstairs asleep when the tragedy occurred. They were awakened by the smell of smoke. The flash fire destroyed the the chair and burned the decorations of a nativity scene on a piano nearby. Mrs. Weis was born in Logansport Jan. 11, 1902, the daughter of John and Catherine (Henry) Daley. She was married to Mr. Weis in 1946. Survivors include the husband, two .stepsons, two stepdaughters, Mrs. James Smock of Indianapolis, and Mrs. John Parkman of Huntington and two Nuns, Sister John Vincent of Woodstock, 111., and Sister Genevieve of South Bend. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Weis was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, and the Rosary Society. Funeral services will be held from the church at 10 a. m. Saturday with Msgr. Paul Welsh officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookman funeral home, where services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday by the Rosary society and the Daughters of Isabella. Still Hunt Survivors Of Pacific Air Crash HONOLULU fUP)—A lone Navy destroyer patrolled the Pacific today on the million to one chance of finding another survivor from a Navy radar plane that crashed off northern Oahu Island. A rescue boat earlier found four survivors of the 23 men aboard the plane, which crashed Monday. The boat also recovered two bodies. That left 17 men presumed frontier, ordered the search discontinued at sundown Wednesday. "A considerable amount of small wreckage was recovered, but there has been no sign of additional survivors," Dietrich said. "We are of the opinion that all possibility of the existence of additional survivors has been exhausted and nothing can be gained by a. further large scale search." Nevertheless, he ordered the de- Rear Adm. Neil K. Dietrich, stroyer to stay in the area just commander of the Honolulu sea in case another survivor or two might be still struggling to stay afloat or other bodies could be recovered. The seven million dollar radar plane was on a routine training flight when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed into the sea. The four survivors were Cmdr. Guy Howard,. 41, Oakland, Calif.; Inquest Set For Victim of Auto Crash A public inquest into the death of Bobby L. Neal, 21, of 1414 Usher street, will be held at 9 a. m. Monday at Coroner M. B. Stewart's office in the courthouse. Neal died at 9:45 a. m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital, six hours after his car went out of control and overturned in a field on U. S. 24, six miles east of Logansport. Barbara Bogue, 15, of 719 North, city, a passenger in the car, suffered minor injuries. State Trooper John Gaylor said the auto, traveling toward Logansport, went out of control on the curve in front of Belle's cabins. The car, going north, left the highway on the left side, knocked over a guard rail, went through a fence turned over several times and landed right side up in a field. Neal was thrown out of the car. Miss Bogue told Trooper Gaylbr she remained in the car. After leaving the highway the car traveled 375 feet before coming to a halt. Neal suffered a fractured skull, brain injuries, multiple fractures of the face, severe shock, and Lt. (jg) Thomas Kline, 25 East Williston, N. D.; Lt., (jg) Richard Rentschler, 22, Lincoln, Neb.; and Aviation Technician S-C Franklin A. Henry, 22, Kankakee, 111. Meanwhile, the Navy appointed a four-man board to try and find, out what caused the plane to crash, apparently without, warning. There was some conflict in the stories told by two of the survivors. Two Identical Crashes Occur John Spencer Hurt In Road 35 Accident John Spencer, 55 of 103 Hammott street, suffered chest injuries and a cul on the forehead in'the first of two auto crashes Wednesday night involving vehicles traveling in the same direction. Spencer was traveling south in a 1951 model sedan on U. S. highway, 35, three and a half miles • ,..,_.. north of Logansport, at 8:15 p. m. lacerations of the body. Injuries Wednesday when his car stnick the to the Bogue girl were abrasions rear of a 1949 mode , ick truck of the left knee laceration of he driven j, y John Arnoldi 35> of route left foot and lacerations to the^ Munciep accor di n g to Deputy "'S« leg- i sheriff Roy King. The Chase-Miller ambulance took Spenccl . was taken in by Mike to someone he knew. It said: "I felt real bad when my mother, and daddy told me what happened to you. I know everything will be all right because my grandfather has an artificial eye and he can do everything. "I already have had an- eye operation and soon I am going to;ana Toll Road Commission said i — — t_i,_. ~,,f«' i the super-highway recorded a high •' DAG, NASSER MEET CAIRO (UP) — United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold meets President Gamal Abdel Nasser today for a general review of Middle East problems. SNOW "HEPPS" TRAFFIC INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indi- have one eye taken out. Mike's parents knew he was'lance sportswriter Carroll Hall of scared. They waited'to see how i Washington. Hall was struck by he would take it. Their answer a flying hockey puck Dec. 15 and oame in a Christmas card written had his right ey« removed. The card was addressed to free for truck traffic during a recent snow storm. Truck tolls were $10,823 on Dec. 12,. setting a 24- hour record as all-weather crews kept the east-west turnpike open. City To Take Supply Bids Bids for a number of supplies for the city will be advertised following the weekly Board of Works meeting Thursday afternoon at the city building, according to Mayor Ralph Eberts. Contracts will be let next month for 1958 supplies of crushed stone and bituminous material, hot and cold mix for street repairs, street oil, gasoline for city vehicles, fuel and motor oil, tires and tubes, lubricating grease, alcohol for use as anti-freeze and concrete. The board meeting was delayed one cay this week due to the Christmas holiday. Neal to Memorial hospital in a "semi-conscious" state. Miss Boguc told Trooper Gaylor the speedometer registered between 65 and 70 miles per hour as the car wer.t into the curve on dry pavement. Gaylor said he believed, judging from the distance the car traveled after leaving the road, the speed was at least that. William Weiand, 1414 Usher, with whom Neal resided, said the couple had been at the home of his sister, Mrs. Betty Waters, near Amboy, for a Christmas supper and were enroute home at the lime of the accident. The 1952 model auto was declared a total loss and damage to the four posts and two rods of fence on the property of E. E. Lane, route 4, Logansport, was I estimated at $25. Gaylor said there were apparently no witnesses. Neal was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Morgan county, Indiana. He had resided at the Weiand home in Logansport for approximately one year. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Goldie) Friend, of Milford, iMich.; three sisters, Mrs. Waters, rural route Amboy, Mrs. Marlene Weiand, 1414 Usher; and Minor Avon, of California; one brother, Duane, of Ohio. I The body was removed to the ! McCloskey-Hamilton chapel and then taken to the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home in Peru at 10 ajn. Saturday. Burial will be in East Hill cemetery in Morgantown. ambulance Fisher to Memorial hospital and kept overnight for observation. The truck traveled 75 feet after the impact, coming to a stop four feet from a tree on the west side of the highway near the Richard Laymon home. The hood of the Spencer car was ktrocked off and landed 25 feet from the wrecked vehicle. Arnold said ho \vss traveling between 35 and 40 miles per hour when Uie crash occurred. At 12:40 a. m. Thursday a 1951 model coach driven by Malcolm, Overmyer, 18, of 1424 High street, struck the left rear fender of a car driven by Miss Mary Elizabeth Dunkle, 52, route 1, Lucerne, on state road 25 at Unger street as both were enroute to Logansport. Overmyer told Deputy Sheriff Roy King he was turning out to pass the Dunkle car when the crash occurred. Miss Dunkle, a psychiatric aide at Longcliff, had traveled only a half mile from the Longcliff entrance. Although the impact knocked the Dunkle car down the road several hundred feet, damage to the left rear fender was estimated at only 525. Damage to the Overmyer car was estimated at $150. Deputy King said both Overmyer anc Spencer would be charged with, reckless driving. LEGIONNAIRE DIES INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Service! will be held Friday for Howard Morris, 61, a former paymaster of the National American Legion, who died Wednesday of natural causes. His wife, Tessie, 56, was injured fatally last Saturday when Friends may call at the funeral she was hit by an automobil* home after 10 a.m. Friday. j while crossing a city itrcet.

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