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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 29, 1957
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THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORi PUBLIC LIBRAR* ** LOGANSPORT PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 195?' THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS Myers Home 1st In Yule Lighting Dr. G. A. Myers, of 2219 North street, was the winner of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Lighting contest in the home and lawn division, it was announced yesterday. The first prize in that division was a console Hi-Fi set. Myers display consists of four Christmas trees, which are in front of the house, glowing with all green lights. V. T. Webster, o: 500 East Roselawn Drive, was runner up- in the home and lawn group, and won an automatic toaster, portraying a "Night Before Christmas" scene. Third place went to C. H. Kaye, 204 Seybold, who featured reindeer, a window box and small lishts. He was awarded a desk set. Other Winners Winning entries in other divisions \vere: Entrance — J. A. Keirans, 416 East Rcselawn Drive, and Ivor Burroughs, 3229 Cresent Drive. An automatic hand mixer went to the winner and an automatic frying pan to the runner up. Window — W. R. Jones, 1210 Peters street, and Tony Jeroski, of route 5. Jones was given a hand mixer while an automatic steam iron was the second-place award. The judges reported that some entries were graded low because the displays were "over-decorated 11 Bodies Token From Coal Mine AMONATE, Va. Wi — Eleven canvas - draped bodies were carried from the explosion-turn Pocahontas Fuel Co. mine at dawn Saturday. A few hours later a 30- man team of federal, state, union, and mine company investigators began a probe in the disaster area —500 feet below ground. The gas - produced explosion early Friday night trapped 25 miners in two areas of the vast, subterranean chambers straddling West the mountainous Virginia- Virginia border. .Rescue with lights without a purpose. Formula which the judges usedj was: A maximum of 20 points were given far artistic effect; 30 points for lighting technique; 20 points for originality, and 30 points for ingeiuity. Judges were: Rev. Raymond Echols. Robert Price. John Bowman, and Grade workers, with heavy oxygen tanks strapped to their backs, burrowed through fallen rock, dust and fumes to reach 14 survivors and lead them to safety .near midnight. Near Layoffs Pocahontas officials said all but 3 of the 11 victims had just and Joe Pohlman. George Carabet was chairman of the event. J-aycee Chariest. Jones, Clcry farmer, Dies Charles E. Jones, 70, of rural route 5. city, prominent Clay township farmer, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on December 17. He was born Aug. 21, 1887, in Cass county to Harry E. and Sarah Jane Vernon Jones. He was a member of Tipton lodge No. 33, F. and A.M., and the St. Luke's English Lutheran church. Survivors are the wife, Ida M., to whom he was married Sept. 9, J908: a son, Ralph, route 5; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Jamison, route 5; a great-granddaughter, Cathy Lynn; and seven brothers, William H.. Joseph P., and Frank V., all of this city; Thomas, Lafayette; Quincy, Fort Wayne; Paul and Carl, both of route 3. A son, Dwight, died in 1950, and a brother, Arthur, also preceded him in death. Final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon 1 at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home, Rev. Walter Davis, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Car, Train Crash; 5 Die SAN ANTONIO, Tex. W) — Five persons were killed Saturday when the car in which they were riding and a passenger train collided at a crossing in San Antonio. Leroy Joost, about 35, was injured critically. He also was riding in the car. No one aboard the train, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad's Texas Special, was hurt. The train was bound from San Antonio to Dallas and St. Louis. Dr. Robert Hausmarn, Bexar County medical examiner, identified the dead as: John Hentschel Jr., 25, Tomball, Tex. Mrs. Hettie Hcntsehe'!. John Hentsche'i's wife, about 20. Mrs. Margaret Heatschel. 25, San Antonio, sister-in-law of the Hentschels. Julie Ann Hentschel, 11 months, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Hentschel. John F. R. Joost, 65, San Antonio Galveston Man Injured At Work Ernest Richardson, 34, of route I, Galveston, suffered a mangled right foot at 12:45 p.m. yesterday in an accident at toe Lincoln grain elevator. He was listed as "fair" last night at Memorial hospital where he was t.-.ken by Wolf of Walton ambulance. Hospital authorities said it is not yet known whether the foot can be saved. lie sustained a compound dislocation of the right ankle and foot when he was accidently pushed into an auger, a screw-like instrument used for boring, while working at the porUd. elevator, it was re- hours left in the mine before they would have been laid off indefinitely. The company said it was cutting 70 per cent of its 534 em- ployes from the payroll at midnight due to a shortage in coal orders. Heading the investigative unit which moved into the mine at 11:15 a.m. today was Marling Amkemy, chief of the U.S. Bureau of Mines and top officials of the West Virginia Bureau of Mires, the United Mine Workers and the mine ownership. Survivors testified that explosion of gases, found in all coal mining operations, sent the shock wave reverberating through the sprawling underground reaches, of Mine No. 31. There was no immediate explanation as -to what touched off the blast. During all mining operations equipment is used to disperse the fumes.' This was the second explosion in a Pocahontas mine in 11 months. A February gas blast at a mine near Bishop, Va., also in Tazewell County, snuffed out 37 lives. Friday's explosion, placed at 6:30 p.m. by survivors, -trapped men in two sections. The 14 rescued were led from the automatic coal loading machine section and, following medical examinations, were sent home to joyous relatives. Bodies of the victims were located 1,000 feet distant during the early morning hours. Family Is Burned Out At 12 Mile TWELVE MILE — The William Brown family was burned out of its basement home at 11:30 a.m yesterday, three miles southwest of here, when the dwelling caught fire while Christmas wrappings and decorations were being Aes- troyed in the fireplace. Firemen said all the furniture and personal belongings were destroyed or damaged. It was reported that some of the contents of drawers were saved. Included in the loss were Christmas presents. None of the goods was insured. The Browns, and their two boys and two girls of grade school age, have been living in the basement of the unfinished home since fall when construction started. Firemen said that tarpaper covering the ceiling, of the basement, which is the decking for the first floor, ignited while Mrs. Brown was burning the Yule trash. Mrs. Brown went for a fire ex- inguisher, but was unable to return to the blaze. Mrs. Brown and three of the four children who were at home at the time, escaped easily. Fire broke out in the far corner- of the basement from the exit, but spread throughout the basement, which was divided into four rooms and a bath. Twelve Mile fire department sent one of its two pumper trucks to the scene and had the fire out in 45 minutes. The heat cracked all but one of the windows, it was reported. Brown drives a milk delivery truck for a Peru dairy, it was reported, while Mrs. Brown teaches in the grade school at Twelve CHRISTMAS LIGHTING—Above, Marilyn Myers accepts the Hi-Fi set for first prize for home and yard lighting from Bob Filchak, publicity chairman for the Junior Chamber of Commerce, (left) and Rev. Raymond Echols, one of the judges, in behalf of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Myers, of 2219 North. Below, a picture of the front door at the J. H. Keirans home,.416 E. Roselawn Drive, which was held first in the entrance decoration class. (Staff Photos.) RUSSIA FIRES A NEW BOMB Roy Blume Expires Alter Long Illness Roy Blume, 76, oE 919 Race street, retired sewing machine repairman, succumbed at 9:10 a.m.| O f"ceaseless*s'obbingTn'a jail cell, Saturday at St. Joseph hospital after a lingering illness. He had Dry-eyed at Hearing For Mother's Death NEW YORK Wl—After a night 17-year-old John Jessup was dry, eyed and reserved Saturday at undergone an operation two weeks j his arraignment in. the rifle slay- ago. His wife, Feme, died last ing o£ his attractive divorcee y 25. mother. Mr. Blume was born June 12, 1881, at Union City, 0., to Mr. and Mrs ; Frank Blume. He was a member of the Columbia street Church of Christ. Survivors are five sons, Kenneth, Indianapolis; Leon, Attica; William, Dayton, 0.; Harold, South Bend; and Ronald, 1206 Cummings street, city; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Rothermel, -Wabash, a'nd Mrs. .Eda Study, Brunswick, 0.; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph, Ray, and Daniel, Union City, 0.; a sis- :er, Mrs. Reathie Smiley, Union City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home. Burial wUl be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends p.m. Sunday. may call after 1 Mr. and Mrs. Brown and one of the children last night were to stay at the Clifton Skinner residence, Brown's brother-in-law, the other three children with friends. ' RESUME TALKS CHICAGO UB — Representatives of the Teamsters Union and trucking operators resumed negotiations Saturday on wage increases and other benefit*. Russia Still Is Building Bombers MIAMI, Fla. W—Vice President Richard Nixon said Saturday that "although the Soviet Union in some areas (missiles) is ahead of us, they are still building long ra_nge bombers on a large scale." The handcome, cleancut youth, who said he slew his mother in a fit of blind anger complained about his when phone she call to a girl friend, stood quietly in Brooklyn Felony Court as a magistrate told him: "There is no more consecrated The Weather Monday Sunrise 7:12 a.m., sunset 4:27 Indiana: Partly cloudy and colder north portion with chance of snow flurries extreme north Sunday. Occasional light snow likely north portion, partly cloudy south portion Sunday night. Monday mostly cloudy, snow flurries -likely north portion. Colder south half continued cold north half Monday. Illinois: Partly cloudy south, mostly cloudy and colder north with light snow or snow .flurries Sunday afternoon or night. Monday partly cloudy and colder south half, continued cold north half. Lower Michigan: Partly cloudy and colder Sunday with scattered snow flurries likely. High 16-22 north, in the 20s south. Ohio: Sunday partly cloudy and colder with snow flurries near Lake Erie. High'26-32 north, 32-38 south. Fly To Moon In '62 IOWA CITY, Iowa «l — This country can put a manned satellite into orbit by 1962 if a National Space Establishment is created soon and given ample funds and powers, a group of prominent scientists asserted Saturday. Through its chairman, Dr. James A. Van Allen, the Rocket- ai.d Satellite Research Panel announced a 10-point proposal which it said would "unify a vigorous national effort to establish U. S. leadership in space research." Dr. Van Allen is chairman of the State University of Iowa phys- love than a mother's love for her child. For the child mother is juvenile to kill his delinquency past the breaking point. "This is a charge of murder, and the defendant is held without bail." Jessup and bis 35 - year - old blonde mother, Gladys, who was divorced from the boy's father 10 years ago, shared an apartment in Brooklyn. Neighbors said they could hardly believe the boy capable of killing his mother. They termed him a model youth, describing him variously as "a wonderful kid" and 'a lovely boy." Jessup told police he was home Friday with a friend, Howard Denlea, 15, examining a .22 caliber rifle which he used on hunting trips along with three shotguns he also possessed. He said that he then picked up the telephone to call a girl friend, Voletta Marascia, also 17, only to have his mother appear and say: "Why do you have to speak to her and tie up the phone? You just recently saw her." The boy said he suddenly was overcome by anger, picked up the rifle and shot his mother once in the head. Then, he said, he reloaded and -shot her again. Sam Damm Expires At Age Of 98 Samuel M. Damm, 96, retired carpenter-contractor, who served as foreman in the construction of Logansport's Masonic Temple more than 60 years ago, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home, 436 Tanguy street, which he built when. he moved to this city in 1891. His death followed an illness of several months. One oE Cass county's oldest citizens, he had built innumerable homes in Logansport over a period of almost 70 years and also hacl constructed two churches. One of these is the Corinth church, located between Twelve Mile and Hoover, of which he was a charter member. The other is the Church of the Brethren at Seventeenth and Mar. ket street, which he attended. He had constructed several local business buildings and additions to others as well as many barns in Bethlehem township, but he specialized in the construction of homes. Among the homes of which he was particularly proud were the Wilkinson home at Twenty-fifth ar.d Broadway, built in 1913, and the Dr. John Bradfield residence j on High street road, the last one he built before his retirement in 1940. Miami Co. Native Mr. Damm was born May 30, /859, in a log cabin in Miami county, just two rods from Adams township, Cass county. His parents were Adam and Louisa Dibner Damm. His parents moved to Adams township when he was four years of age and he. lived there until 1891, a year after he built the Corinth church, when he moved to Logansport. Before he went into the contracting business for himself he worked eight years as foreman for Allen Lewis. It was during that period that the Masonic Temple was built, in 1895 and 1896. He had spent most of his time in a wheel chair during the past year and a half because of rheumatism. His first wife, the former Rhoda Smith, died in 1934. He was married to the former Leota Bair Strong in 1936. Survivors are the widow; a son, Truman, city; four daughters, Mrs. Cora Irvin, McGrawsville; Mrs. E. R. Beck, Young America; Mrs. J. R. Minnick, route 3, city; and Mrs. Walter McGinnis, Cincinnati, 0.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home, Rev. Ralph Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. BULLETIN WASHINGTON W) — Russia set off another nuclear explosion Saturday the Atomic Energy Commission announced. A brief announcement by the AEC said: "The Soviet Union is continuing its testing of nuclear weapons. The most recent nuclear explosion occurred Saturday Dec. 28 at the usual Soviet test site in Siberia." This is the first announcement of a Soviet atomic test since last Oct. 10. Saturday night's AEC announcement gave no hint of. the size of the explosion or whether an atom- INDEX Afterward he called friend, who became the girl hysterial when he related what had happened. Jessup said he and Denlea dragged the mother's body to the bathroom, then left the house. Jessup walked around a bit and finally went to a police station and told of the killing. . ics department. The panel is an independent group of 27 scientists who lead research programs for universities, industries and armed services establishments. The proposal states that to "establish U. S. leadership in space research by 1960 and tojRaulston Schoolfield Saturday to maintain it thereafter" will re-! step down until charges against [nvi/eSdioo/f/efrf To leave The Bench NASHVILLE, Tenn. dPi — The Tennessee Bar Assn.'s governing body asked Chattanooga Judge quire "a national expenditure of 10 billion dollars over the next decade." The goal of a manned expedition to the moon by one or two men by 1968 is described as "within reach" if an adequate unified effort it made. until him are proved or disproved.' The association's central council was one of two groups meeting Saturday to consider recent charges before the Senate Rackets Committee that money was passed to fix cases in his criminal court. Run Over By 3 Trains Bui Injuries Minor GENOA, Italy UP) — Mrs. Rosa Montobbio, 64,. fainted Friday night and fell from a bridge to the railroad tracks 20 feet below. Three trains roared over the unconscious woman crumpled between the rails before she was found and taken to a hosp'tal for treatment of minor bruises. To outstanding features in today's Sunday Pharos-Tribunt * Press Picture page (13) is of baby pictures of well known local people. Society news on pages 14, 15 and 16. Sports on pages 12 and 17. Golden Years and Happy Times features on page 23. Young Folks page, page 2. Teen age news and features, page 11. WilLBalTs Historical column, page 5. TV and radio programs, pages 9 and 10. (Tear out and save this sheet). Oswald Jacoby j s bridge column on page 3. Crossword puzzles on pages 5 and 11. Comics on pages 20 and 21. Classified ads on pages 22 and 23. Editorial features, page 4. Cf his Results From Seizure Of Dutch Shipping JAKARTA, Indonesia W — Reports of rebel uprisings and famine reached Jakarta Saturday as Indonesia's Cabinet met to deal with the nation's economic crisis. Fierce fighting Wednesday was reported in Makassar on the island of Celebes in eastern Indonesia after rebels attacked an army patrol. Government officials said the situation is now under control. Anti-Communist Darul Islam Moslems were said to have set fire to 19 houses in Rjiandjur in West Java after a looting spree. Shortages of rice were reported in several areas as a result of a shipping paralysis. This was brought on by seizure of the Dutch KPM inter-island shipping lines. In its campaign to win over Dutch West New Guinea the Indonesians have tied up most of the 1% billion dollars in Dutch interests. The Indonesian news agency Pia reported acute food shortages in parts of Central Java. Java, the main island and seat of the government, is the most heavily populated area. RULES FOR FIRST BABY CONTEST The first infant born in a Logansport hospital in. 1958 will receive many valuable gifts, as Logansport merchants, following a long:-time custom, are cooperating with local .newspapers in sponsoring the Baby Derby for the new year. To be eligible for the many prizes offered to Logansport's first baby of the new year, the parents must reside within Cass, Carroll, Fulton, Pulaski. Miami or White counties. Employes of this newspaper are not eligible. Parents should bring or mail to this newspaper the name of the baby born after December 31, 1957, the time and place of birth and the name of the attending physician. Letters should be addressed to the Baby Page Editor of this newspaper. Awards must be claimed by January 30, 1958. Listed are the merchants who are cooperating in the Baby Derby and the gifts'they will present. B and B STORE—Carton Metal Stroller, $10.00 value. BAILEY'S—Men's House Slippers. BIG SHOE STORE—Women's House Slippers. BOLLEI & FARRER—12 Cans of baby food. CENTRAL DRUG STORE—Johnson's Baby Toiletries. DAVID'S—Automatic Bottle Sterilizer. DEAN'S MILK PRODUCTS-$3.00 gift certificate for milk. DIANA SHOP—Knitted Kimona by Carter. FLANEGIN'S—Plastic Diaper Pail. FOSTER'S .FURNITURE CO.—Crib and mattress. THE GOLDEN RULE—2 Dozen Pant-ease Diapers. Bunny Bear Innerspring Mattress. KRESGE'S—8-Pc. Starter Layette. MAIBEN'S—$10 Laundry or Dry Cleaning Certificate. MARY'S CHILDREN'S SHOP—Pair of Infant's Shoes. MOHLMAN'S—Sterling Silver Baby Cup. MONTGOMERY WARD—31-Pc. layette set. NATIONAL BANK—Five Silver Dollars. OLSEN'S—Wicker Bassinet and pad. PANCINI'S—Dozen jars of Heinz strained baby foods. PLEASANT HILL GREENHOUSE—Novelty arrangement of cut flowers. QUALITY ICE CREAM—Gallon of Mer-Del's Ice Cream. QUICK FILM SERVICE—Brownie Camera and roll of film. ic or hydrogen device was involved. The Oct. 10 announcement said a small explosion which took place that day was one of a series which began Aug. 23. The AEC did not indicate whether the new test was a continuation of that series or a new one. The AEC has now announced the detection of 26 Soviet nuclear test blasts. There may have been more, however, because the commission has said announcemejts would be made only when there are circumstances of special interest. There was no indicatim of what was especially interesting about Saturday's explosion. Israel Is Included As Enemy CAIRO OB— Delegates to the African-Asian Conference shaped resolutions Saturday to widen attacks on the West with Israel included as a new target. The Palestine subcommittee of the nongovernmental, conference, drafted a resolution assailing Israel as "an American-British- French base" and demanding a concerted effort to get Palestinian refugees returned to their homeland. The draft resolution must be approved by a parent political committee before being voted on by the full conference of 400 delegates from 42 nations and dependent areas. Another committee, including * Soviet representative who came here as an invited observer, was working on a resolution to denounce nuclear bomb tests and foreign military bases. One Voice Objects The anti-Western line that has marked the conference all week persisted in all conference programs except for the dissenting voice of Sava Loizides, Greek Cypriot delegation leader. He told a plenary session of the conference that the African and Asian governments loudly proclaim self-determination for peoples but failed to support the Greek Cyproit campaign for independence from Britain when the issue came before the UN recently. Noting the 14 abstentions by African and Asian countries Loizides told the conference "You se e how divided were the Afro- Asian countries on the question of ending colonialism and the application of the principle of self. determination." His speech was also noteworthy for being the first that did not denounce the United States or tha West. US Blamed For All Observers from Communist countries reiterated charges that the United States is guilty of aggression, interference, atomic war preparation and atrocities The Communist line was emphasized in all discussion of disarmament and nuclear weapons Japanese delegate Kaoru Yasui. head of the conference Disarmament Committee, said the resolution being prepared will call for general disarmament and withdrawal of foreign troops. It also is expected to condemn export of nuclear weapons. The United States plans to send nuclear weapons to some of its NATO allies We think the menace of nuclear weapons is a new type of imperialism and colonialism," Yasui said. . "We are opposed to all tests D *"** Union ' s '" he But he said he regards U S and British tests as a greater mefnac L, to Japan than Soviet tests. Th,s view is not shared by some Japanese scientists who sar most of the radioactive 'rain fall- C ° meS fr ° m Soviet Cars Slightly Damaged In Wreck At Lincoln Minor property damage was caused yesterday when two cars were m collision on US 35 at the north edge of Lincoln. Deputy George Shanks said « car driven by Clarence Robertson 104 North Walnut street, WaTton' rammed into the rear of a vehicle driven by James Henry Long 19, of route 2, city. Both vehicles were going north and were attempting to pass sin- otner car when they collided. Snanks said. Front end of the 1957 model Robertson car was damaged about $350 and the rear of bhe 1951 model Long car had about $75 damage to ibe rear. Shank* "

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