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THE SUNDAY ^NSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY d LOGANSPORT PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1957 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, of 500 East Ruse- lawn 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 lights. He was awarded a desk set. Other Winner* Winning entries in other divisions were: Entrance — J. A. Keirans, 416 East Roselawn Drive, and Ivor Burroughs, 3223 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 •with lights without a purpose. Formula which the judges used was: A maximum of 20 points were give-n for artistic effect; 30 points for lishting technique; 20 points for originality, and 30 points for ingenuity. Judges were: Rev. Raymond Echols. Robert Price, John Bowman, and Gracie and Joe Pohlman. George Carabet was chairman of the ewent. J-aycee 11 Bodies Token From Coal Mine Charles E. /ones, Cloy Former, 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, 1908; 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 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 S4N ANTONIO, Tex. Iff! — 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 Hau'smann, Bexar County medical examiner, identified the dead as: John Hentschel Jr., 25, Tomball, Tex. Mrs. Hettie Hentschel, John Hentschel's wife, about 20. Mrs. Margaret Hentschel, 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. AMONATE, Va. (in — Eleven canvas - draped bodies were carried from the explosion-turn Pocahontas Fuel Co. mine nb dawn Saturday. A few hours later a 30- man team of federal, state, union, and mine company investigators began a probe in the'disast^r area' -500 feet below ground. The gas - produced explosion early Friday night trapped 25 miners in two areas of the vast, subterranean chambers straddling the mountainous Virginia- West Virginia border. Rescue 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 5& hours left in the mine before they would have been laid off indefinitely. The oampany 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 Wast 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. Cohesion Man Injured At Work Ernest Richardson, 34, of route 1, Galveston', suffered a mangled right foot at 12:45 p.m. yesterday iu an accident at the Lincoln grain elevator. *• He was listed as "fair" last night at Memorial hospital .where he was taken by Wolf of Walton ambulance. Hospital authorities said it is not yet known whether the foot can be saved. He '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 elevator, it was re- Sam Damm Expires At Age Of 98 Samuel M. Damm, 98, 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 of Cass county's oldest citizens, he had builb innumerable homes in Logansport over a perioc of almost 70 years and also had constructed two churches. One ol , these is the Corinth church, located CHRISTMAS LIGHTING—Above, Marilyn Myers accepts the Hi-Fi set Jor first prize for home and b e t ween Twelve Mile and Hoover yard lighting from Bob Filchak, publicity chairman for the Junior Chamber of Commerce, (led) and flf wn i c ) 1 j, e was a charter mem- Rev. Raymond Echols, one of the judges, in behalf of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Myers, of 2219 ; ber Tne other is ^ e church of 'he North. Below, a picture of the front door at the J. H. Keirans home, 416 E. Roselawn Drive, which was j Brethren at Seventeenth and Mar RUSSIA FIRES A NEW BOMB held first in the entrance decoration class. 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 destroyed 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 re turn to the blaze. Mrs. Brown anc three of the four children who were at home at the time, escapee 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 departmen sent one of its two pumper trucks to the scene and bad 'the fire ou in 45 minutes. The heat cracked all but one of the windows, it was reported. Brown drives a nwlk delivery truck for a Peru dairy, it was re ported, while Mrs. Bro-wn teaches in the grade school at Twelve Mile. Mr. and Mrs. Brown and one o the children last night were to stay at the Clifton Skinner residence Brown's brother-in-law, the othe three children with friends. ^RESUME TALKS CHICAGO W> — Representatives of the Teamsters. Union and truck ing operators resumed negotia tions Saturday on wage increases and other benefit*. Roy Blume Expires Alter Long Illness Roy Blume, 76, of 919 Race street, retired sewing machine repairman, succumbed at 9:10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph hospital after a lingering illness. He had indergone an operation two weeks :go. His wife, Feme, died last [ uly 25. Mr. Blume was born June 12, B81, at Union City, 0., to Mr. nd Mrs. Frank Blume. He was a member of the Columbia street Church of Christ. Survivors are five sons, Kenneth, :ndianapolis; . Leon, Attica; Wiliam, Dayton, 0.; Harold, South Bend; and Ronald, 1206 Cummings street, city; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Rothermel, Wabash, and Mrs. Eda Study, Brunswick, 0.; 19 ^randchildren; 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 con ducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home. 3urial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. NEW YORK W—After a night of ceaseless sobbing in a jail cell, ,7-year-old John Jessup was dry- ;yed and reserved • Saturday at his arraignment in. the rifle slaying of his attractive divorcee mother. The handeome, cleancut youth, who said he slew his mother in a fit of blind anger when she complained about his phone call to a girl friend, stood quietly in Brooklyn Felony Court as a magistrate told him: "There is no more consecrated Russia Mills Building Bombers MIAMI, Fla. WV-Vice President Richard Nixon said Saturday that "although the Soviet Union in some areas (missiles) is ahead of us, they are .-still building long range bombers on a large scale.'" Dry-eyed at Hearing For Mother's Death The Weather BULLETIN WASHING-TON W) — Russia set off another nuclear explosion Saturday the Atomic Energy Commission announced. ic or hydrogen volved. device was In- The Oct. 10 announcement said a small explosion which took place that day was one of a series which began Aug. 23. The AEC A brief announcement by the did not indicate whether the nevr AEC said: ! test was a continuation of that "The Soviet Union is continuing series or a new one 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 .announce- The AEC has now announced the detection of 26 Soviet nuclear test blasts. There may have been more, however, because the commission has said announcements would be made only when ther« are circumstances of special interest. There was no indicatu n of what ment gave no hint of the size of, was especially interesting about the explosion or whether an atom-1 Saturday's explosion. INDEX (Staff Photos.) I k et s t ree t, 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 o! icmes. Among the homes of which was particularly proud were the Wilkinson home at Twenty-fifth and Broadway, built in 1913, anc .he Dr. John Bradfield residence on High street road, the last one he built before his retirement in 1940. Miami Co. Native Mr. Damm was born May 30, 1859, in a log cabin in Miami county, just two rods from Adams township, Cass county. His parents were Adam and Louisa Dibner Da mm. 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 Ihe contracting business for himself fie worked eight years as foreman for Allen Lewis. It was during that period that the Masonic Tempi* 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 IS 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. love than a mother's love for her child. For the child to kill hi; mother is juvenile delinquency past the breaking' point. "This is a. charge of murder and the defendant is held withoul bail." Jessup and his 35 - year - old blonde mother, Gladys, who was . divorced from the boy's father 101 R|/J| Ovfif By 3 J i years ago, shared an apartment ... ... in Brooklyn. fi(|f /fl/UN6S M/ffOf Neighbors said they could hard- OENOA Italy m _ Mrs Rosa ly believe the boy capable of kill-1 Montcl bbi 0 M fainted Friday ing his mother...They-termed him , ... . Monday Sunrise 7:12 a.m., sunset 4:27 Indiana: Partly cloudy and cold* er 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, loudy 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 UP) — .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 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 I 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. Afterward he called the girl friend, who became .hysterial when he related what ,had happened. Jessup said he and Denlea dragged the mother's body to the bathroom-, then 16ft the house. Jessup- walked 'arikmd a bit and finally went to a police station and told of the killing. night and felt 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 tod»y'i Sunday Pharos-Tribum It Presi 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. Will Ball's Historical column, page 5. TV and radio programs, pages 9 and 10. (Tear out and save this sheet). Oswald Jacoby'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. Crisis Results from Seizure Of Dutch Shipping JAKARTA, Indonesia Wl — 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 Israel Is Included As Enemy CAIRO ttv-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 b« approved by a parent political committee before being voted on the full conference of 400 d gates from 42 nations and pendent areas. Another committee, including a Soviet representative who came here as an invited observer, was working on a resolution to denounce nuclear bomb tests ""itn- 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 Loiridcs, Greek Cypriot delegation leader. He told a plenary session of th« 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 tho issue came before the U.N. re- cenily. Noting the 14 abstentions by _ -------------- _„ reported in Makassar on the, African and Asian countries, Loi. •"'— *- IJ "•- — ' ------- •— island of Celebes in eastern rndo nesia 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 bouses 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. 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 to maintain it thereafter" will require "a national expenditure of 10 billion dollars over the next decade." The goal of a manned expedition- national effort to establish U. S. I to the moon by one or two men leadership in space-research." . Dr. Van Allen, is chairman of tlM Stat* University of Iowa phys- by 1968 is described as "within reach" if. an adequate unified effort is mad«. Invite Schoollield To Leave Ihe Bench NASHVILLE, Tenn. UP» — The Tennessee Bar Assn.'s governing body asked Chattanooga Judge Raulston Schoolfield Saturday^ to step down until charges against 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. RULES FOR fIRSJ 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—Garton 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-case 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.. zides told the conference "You see 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 the 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 dig. armament 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 weap. ons 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 alt tests including the Soviet Union's," he added. But he said he regards U. S and British tests As a greater menace to Japan than Soviet tests. This view is not shared by some Japanese scientists, who say most of the radioactive rain falling in Japan comes from Soviet I tests Cars Slightly Damaged In Wreck At Lincoln Minor property damage was caused yesterday whe-n two cars were m collision on US 35 at the north edge of Lincoln. Deputy George Shanks said a " r t nven b y Clarence Robertson 104 North Walnut street, WaKon! rammed into the rear of a veliicS driven by James Henry Lorn, 19, of route 2, city. . Both vehicles were going nortti and were attempting to pass™ otner car when ,they collided. Snanks said. Front end of the 1957 model Robertson car was damaged about $350 and the rear of the 1951 model Long car had about $75 to &• re«r. shank* Mid.

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