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.Loganspprt—Snow, sleet or rain tonight, colder. Tuesday colder with snow or snow flurries. Low tonight 24 to 32. High Tuesday 28 to 36. Sunset today 4:30 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday 7:06 a.m. Outlook (or Wednesday: Cloudy and cold with some snow likely. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC UBRARf NOW IN OUR 114th YEAR HOME EDITION "YOUR HOM E TOWN Founded 1844— LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30, 1957. Price Per Copy, Seven Cents MOSS HEADS COUNTY BOARD New U.S. Scholarship PI an $1,800,000,000 Set As Cost Of U. $. Program Improve Teaching, Speed Education Of Scientists, Engineers 18-Inch Snow Ties Up Upper Michigan Traffic By UNITED PRESS An Arctic air mass surged southward into the Midwest today, dumping one of the heaviest snowfalls in a decade on Michigan's | Upper Peninsula I amounts elsewhere. and lighter GETTYSBURG, Pa. (JP>— Pres-: Hundreds o£ cars were stranded ident Eisenhower today approved; and some buried Sunday by the for submission to Congress a plan for expanding scientific education at a federal-state cost of about $1,800,000,000 over the next four years. The federal government would help send 10,000 promising students to college each yeai. Need as well as ability would be considered in awarding the scholarships. The plan, was submitted to the President this morning by Marion B. Folsom, secretary of health, education and welfare. The chief executive approved the entire program, It calls for federal college scholarships for high school students who .have "good preparation" in the field of science and mathematics. Eisenhower will touch on the new aid-to-education plan in his State of the Union message, then send Congress a special message detailing the program. The goal would be to improve teaching and speed up the production of scientists and engineers to meet Russia's space-age challenge. Seven-Point Program Assuming relatively quick and favorable congressional . action, Folsom -said it was possible that the first federal scholarships might be granted in time for the start of the new academic year next September. The seven-point program would cost annually about 225 to 250 million dollars in federal funds plus nearly matching state 'appropriations. Over the first four years the federal government would ..put up about one billion dollars, the states about 800 million. The seven points: —Grants to states on a 50 - 50 matching basis for aptitude tests of students between the seventh and ninth grades. The testing would be conducted by the states —Matching grants to states for improved counseling and guidance oE young students in preparation for higher education. —A program of about 10,000 federal college scholarships a year for four years to be allocate: among the states on a populatior basis and granted on a basis o ability and need. Scholarships would be granted to all students in all fields of study, but prefer ence would be given to Ugh schoo students with "good preparation" in science and mathematics. Keep Better Teachers —Provision of 1,000 federal grad uate fellowships for the first yeai and 1,500 fellowships annually foi the succeeding three years to en courage more able college stu dents to prepare for college teach ing careers. Graduate schools also could receive direct federal grants up to $125,000 a year to help meet the cost of expanding their capacity, provided the school itself matched the federal contribution. —A 50-50 matching fund with the states to help states and local school systems obtain and keep more and better science and mathematics teachers. —Federal financial assistance for the establishment and opera- heavy snow in Upper Michigan, but authorities reported no casualties. The Civil Aeronautics Administration at Houghton, Mich., called the storm the heaviest snowfall in a decade. More than IB inches of snow was reported at Houghton, 14; INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Three inches at Sault Ste. Marie and 10; m en charged wtih bribery in the March 10 Trial Set For Three In Scandal Case Sherwood, Mogilner, Sayer Pleaded Innocent Today NEW CASS COUNTY OFFICIALS inches at Grand Marais, Mich. The snow spread southward during the night, coating the south- Colder air which had been hovering in Canada for 36 hours also began seeping southward, plunging readings to 19 below zero early today at International Falls, Minn., 8 below at Duluth, Minn., and near zero across northern , Wisconsin. along the southern fringe of the cold air mass in Iowa, northern and came to the rescue of motorists marooned on secondary roads. A number of destructive fires broke out-in the cold air region, one of them sweeping the east wing of the state home and training school for the mentally retarded at Coldwater, Mich. All oc- Icy Mixture Forecast for Hoosierland By UNITED PRESS Snow, sleet or rain were predicted for Indiana today, tonight and Tuesday with colder tempera- :ures in a wintry farewell to 1957. But the cold edge of an Arctic j air mass which knifed into the North Central states during the . , ... t , T . . weekend apparently lost its!Missouri and southeast Nebraska, strength by the time it reached! Many of the persons stranded by Hoosierland. l^ 16 snow in Michigan's peninsula Despite predictions of tempera-j ures as low as 12 above zero, the' mercury dropped no .ower than 30 early this morning, the low point >eing recorded at Fort V'ayne and Svansville while other stations had 31. The weatherman said occasional snow, possibly mixed with rain, would fall today in the north por- ion, with snow and oolder tonight and Tuesday. In the central and southern areas, light snow, sleet or rain will fall tonight and Tuesday. The five-day outlook called for :emperatures averaging 5 to 8 degrees below normal in the north and near 12 degrees below normal n the south. Normal highs are 27 .0 44, normal lows 12 to 30. "Turning colder north portion Tuesday and south portion Wednesday .with minor day-to-day changes in temperatures from! Wednesday to Saturday,' the outlook said. Precipitation will average around one-tenth inch in light snow or rain tonight or Tuesday. Highs today will range from the 30s to the low 40s, lows tonight from the high 20s to the 30s, and highs Tuesday from the low 30s to near 40. The outlook for Wednesday was continued cold north and turning colder south. Sunday highs ranged from 38 at South Bend to 46 at Evansville. Absence of rain during the weekend helped the flood situation, and weather reports indicated the Wabash and White Rivers were falling throughout their reaches. Indiana highway scandals pleaded innocent today and their trial was set for March 10. ern Lake Michigan area with 2-to-j They were Elmer (Doc) Slier- 3-inch accumulations. : wood, former Indiana adjutant general; William E. Sayer, former administrative assistant to ex- Gov. George Craig, and Arthur J. Mogilner, an Indianapolis salesman who sold more than a million dollars worth of equipment and supplies to the highway department. Judge Saul Rabb set the trial date in Marion Criminal Court and ordered, a special venire of 200 prospective jurors drawn. The men pleaded before Rabb after the Judge overruled motions to quash the affidavits against them. Rabb set the trial date 10 weeks hence after Prosecutor John G. Tinder said the state could- have its case ready "in two weeks" but defense attorneys objected to such a short delay as "ridiculous." The quash motions were filed on technical grounds. The three were accused of con- cupants were led to safety, but,spiring to bribe and bribing for- damage was estimated at $100,000 ..mer Indiana highway chairman in the blaze Sunday. A $175,000 fire 'destroyed the Madison Rendering Co. planb at North Lake, Wis., Sunday, and five persons were injured when a fire swept three buildings at Bolivar, Mo., causing at least $100,000 damage. In southern Illinois, floodwaters receded slowly but authorities said it would be several days before families evacuated , 111., region could return to their homes. The families were forced to flee when the Wabash and Little Wabash rivers overflowed their banks. CONGRESS .Virgil (Red) Smith to. receive ! more than $600,000 worth of state contracts for Mogilner. Smith was convicted .on other charges in the scandals and" is free pending appeal. -He also is charged" in other phases of the scandals. Sherwood formerly was Indiana adjutant general and Sayer was administrative assistant to ex-Gov. George N. Craig. They returned here from their Florida real estate development recently when the charges against them were announced. Both testified before a Marion County grand jury investigating the scandal last summer. They were not indicted at that time. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) John Conn, new member of the board of countp commissioners; County Attorney Leland Smith; Fred Moss, new president of the board; anil Ray Sklllen, new county highway superintendent, are shown following the organization meeting- Monday morning In the county auditor's office at which the county appointments for the coming year were made. Personal Checks Not Acceptable For Auto Plates Personal checks in payment for auto license plates are not acceptable, Mrs. Ada Arnold, manager of the local auto license branch, warned Monday. Anyone paying for license plates by mail should use either a certified check or a money order, Mrs. Arnold said. The sale of the 1958 registration plates will officially open Thursday. The owner of the vehicle must have his signature notarized if he signs- the applications for plates in advance and has someone else take • the application to the license branch, Mrs. Arnold warned. Paid tax receipts also are mandatory with the application. The law will not permit a license lor me esiaunsmuenu auu v^iw , . it .,«f;i 14,,, tion of training centers'to increase branch o issue plates until the the output of foreign language tax receipt is shown by the applri teachers, particularly in the languages of Asia, Africa and the Near East. —An increase of 64^4 million dollars in the budget of the National, Science Foundation for programs to improve the quality of research, training and teaching in the sciences. In explaining the program to reporters, Folsom emphasized that the scholarships will not be limited to students who promise to specialize in science and mathematics in college. He said the government felt that it was desirable for all students of this age to know more about science, regardless of their intended occupations after college. He said the scientists felt they would '•get their share" of science majors if the scholarship recipients were well-grounded in high school. The program is essentially a four-year affair with some "phasing out" necessary for students and teachers who receive federal grants near the end of the four- year period, Folsom said. cant, it was pointed out. Foreign Policy, Defense Key Issues Ahead WASHINGTON (U?)— The Senate's second-ranking Democat has indicated that the Eisenhower administration faces some rough treatment in the coming session of Congress over its handling of foreign policy and national defense. Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont), assistant Senate Democratic leader, made use of a television interview Sunday to attack 'the administration record in those fields. He included President Eisenhower in his criticism by saying the President "ought to exercise more aggressive leadership" in foreign policy. Interviewed on NBC's television program "Meet the Press,".Mansfield challenged a White House as- •sertion that the United States "at this time" is not militarily weak when compared with .the Soviet Union. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said at Gettysburg Saturday that some newspaper accounts of the so-called Gaither report have given a false impression that this nation is in a weak military position. Hagerty said the report "says just the opposite." • TO Probe Union INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Prosecu- j tor John G. Tinder- said today a new Marion County grand jury 'Mousenik 7 Launching Fizzles AUSTIN, Minn. (UP)—The Austin Rocket Society and the U.S. Navy had something in common today. Both flopped in an effort Nab Suspect In Robbery Case Held In Marion For Questioning City police said today that a man named Richard Long has confessed to Marion police, that he robbed the Long Cleaners in Logansport on Oct. 25 and Dec. 10. Detective Lonnie -Hall said the 29 year old man would be arraigned in Grant county court at Marion 1 on charges of "armed robbery", in connection with holdup of Long Cleaners there. Marion police arrested Long Sunday. The man's residence apparently floated between Kokomo, Marion,, and Logansport. He is known to have lived and worked in *==«* ready, but the rocket to launch rocket. a highly • publicized Jurors Drawn For New Term Twelve Names On Grand Jury Panel The names of twelve prospective grand jurors and forty prospective petit jurors for the January term of the Cass circuit court were drawn Monday morning by County Clerk Elizabeth Bieker in the pres The. society, composed of 11 ence of Jury Commissioners Ber ;eeri-aged boys and coached by a Roman Catholic nun, sought to fire a mile-high rocket Sunday contain- tha Jasorka and Harry Rea. Circuit court is in vacation thi Appointments Announced By Commissioners Highway Department Personnel Listed For Coming Year Fred Moss of Noble township was elected president of the Cass county board of commissioners and John Conn, of Clinton township, the new member of Hie board •ucceeding Delbert Smith, was elected secretary at the organiza- ion meeting of the incoming joard Monday morning in the of- ice of Auditor Richard Gobi. The third member of the board 15 Randolph Lanning, the retiring president. The commissioners announced .heir complete list of appointments or the-coming year, including the personnel of Ihe highway department. Attorney Leland Smit!i was named county attorney, Ray Skillen was chosen highway superintendent, and Elmer Chambers, assistant highway superintendent. Mrs. Charlene Haley, who has seen a clerk in the auditor's office, was appointed county highway clerk, succeeding Cleo Tousley. Township road supervisors appointed are: Adams and Uie cast half of Miami township, Roger Swanson; Clay and the west halE of Miami, Fred McDowell; Bethlehem and northeast part ot Harrison, Albert Shoup; Boone and the norlliwest part of Harrison, Barney Boose; Noble and south Harrison, Albert Dumm; Jefferson, Paul Stuart; Clinton and Washington, Robert Melbourne; Deer Creek and Jackson townships, Keith Pullen; and Tipton township, Leonard Mason. Drivers and mechanics for th3 highway department will be: Jess Morgan, James Logan, Dwight Powlcn, Clarence Williamson, Jolm Bird,- Aaron Hickman. Clarence ing a Awhile mouse named i ende j ^ st week:/T j le January term week, the November term having Lmve ' Charles Sutton, Willis Ren 'Ulysses. Ulysses was ready and 50 persons huddling in sub-zero temperatures to watch the launching Logansport for a short while. In his confession, Long said he admitted faking possession of a gun in the Logansport robberies to get $36 the first time and $35 the next. On Oct. 25 he said he put his hand in his pocket and on Dec. 10 he put a sweater over his hand. His explanation coincided with the -. . . Alia cAwucuiairiisii i^uun-iucu YVIUJ uic / 3n- A ° ] T St !P te facts described by the cashier at alleged land profiteering by three lop officials of the International Carpenters Union in the Indiana highway scandals. Tinder said the inquiry will start eight days after the new jury is worn in. Evidence given a U.S. Senate committee last summer purported to show that carpenters vice president Frank Chapman and general treasurer 0. William Blaier made $81,400 on 10 quick land deals in Lake and Wayne Counties and that the profits were shared with carpenter president ' Maurice 0. Hutcheson and two former highway officials. All five refused to testify before tne c i eane rs, Mrs. Lillian Terry, 927 Wheatland, at the time of the robbery. 'In each robbery the pattern, as described by Mrs. Terry, was the dubbed the "Mousenik," wasn't ready. It simply refused to budge from its launching pad. To begin with the electrical ignition system failed. Then efforts to touch off the rocket mechanism manually fizzled. Finally, the boys called it quits. .Things had gone badly with the society from the start; Earlier in the day, the boys sought to fire a "test" rocket containing a radio transmitter. The rocket exploded in an impressive mass of smoke and fire similar to the Navy's ill- eral, Fla. same, He walked in bareheaded,. £ated -vanguard" at Cape Canav- demanded the money in the cash register, pocketed it and walked away. Long is in jail now at Marion, awaiting arraignment. Valparaiso Man To Oppose Rep. Halleck INDIANAPOLIS. ('UP)-John E. Flynn, Valparaiso, revealed here today that he will seek to defeat Rep. Charles A. Halleck in the probably will not be called by the grand jury. A Lake County grand jury investigated the Lake County angles of the scandals but returned no indictments on grounds it had no jurisdiction since the deals were consummated in Indianapolis. 24 BELOW ZERO . NEW YORK (UP)—The lowest temperature in the nation this morning was 24 degrees below zero at International Falls, Minn., the U.S. Weather Bureau reported. Highest Sunday was 76 at Presidio, Tex. sional primary next Ma>. Flynn is a brother of Mrs. lone Harrington, 2nd District GOP vice chairman and director of state park hotels in the Handley administration. He operates a lumberyard i-n Gary. FUGITIVES KILLED WRENS, Ga. (UP)—Henry Clay Overton, subject of a 'Southwide manhunt in connection with a double killing in Washington, • died Sunday night in a high speed head- on collision while fleeing a police Scientists Told: Solve Atomic Fallout Problem INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - The nation's scientists were urged to-" day to solve the problems of radiation and .radio-active fallout before it is too late. Research experts and a congressman said the fast-increasing presence of harmful atomic age radiation—both from bomb testing and medical use of the X-ray—is a problem that must be solved if the nation's health is to be protected. Prof. Barry Commoner, Washington University of St. Louis, said the nation's policy-makers should make up their minds which is more important—more H-bombs or the lives of thousands of victims of fallout. Commoner and the others spoke at the 124th meeting of the American Association fbr the Advancement of Science. Dr. David E. Price of the U.S. Public Health Service attacked the "indiscriminate" use of X-rays by doctors and dentists, in tuberculosis programs, and in "shoe-fitting machines." The effects of "ionizing radiation," Price said, art-"cumulative and irreversible. They are subtle and may become apparent only after long delay." formation." Rep. Chet Holifield (D-Calif.) warned against ignoring the dangers of radiation from "civilian" activities and concentrating on protection against fallout from nuclear tests. Holifield said his radiation subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy may consider "If'we wait until there are obvi-.'next year a move to give states.!__. -j-.-ji-i.!— j -''the power to enforce radiation rules, along with the Atomic Energy Commission. Commoner noted that the Joint Committee published 2,000 pages on its recent hearings without deciding on a policy. Commoner said anyone trying, to decide if "biological hazards of world-wide fallout can be justified by necessity must somehow weigh a number of human lives -against deliberate action to achieve a, desired military or political ad,- ous signs of .radiation damage it will be too late to help the affected population or to decontaminate the polluted environment successfully," he said. Dr. Autin M. Brunes, biologist at the Argonne National Laboratory, said scientists are .as ignorant; now about low-level radiation ' as they were about physics in "th- time of Newton." Brunes cited a need tor "large- scale extensive experiments to get scanty but absolutely critical in- vantage." He noted in a report to the American Association for the Advancement of. Science that the committee estimates fallout' from tests already made may produce ui to 13,000 'defective new-born children and up to- 100,000 -cases of leukemia and bone tumor. There apparently isn't even a "stated policy" on who should decide if tests should continue, Commoner said. "But there is, I believe, no scientific way .to .balance, the, possibility of 1,000 deaths from' leukemia against the political advantages of developing 'more efficient retaliatory weapons," he Checkers Contest Set Today at YMCA The YMCA holiday tournaments were scheduled to close Monday afternoon with checkers contests tor boys from grade school through high school age. In Friday's billiards tournaments, P. J. Palmer took first place in the high school division and Mike Gallaher came in second. John Clark and. Jimmy Carroll placed first and second in the junior high school division. A'football movie will be shown the YMCA Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Regular activities will be resumed next Monday. The YMCA will close at 5 .p.m Tuesday and will be closed New Year's Day. Gym classes will not be held next Saturday but will be resumed the following Saturday. said. "Never in the history ol humanity has such a judgment involved literally every .individual'now living and expected for some generations to live on earth," he said. Immediate Cash For All Livestock Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of livestock arc sold regularly through Pharos-Tribune and Press classified ads in the same way this herd was sold: GUERNSEY cows, bred heifers, .. open heifers, heifer calves from Bangs accredited herd. Ph. Kewanna xxxx. That ad r»n only three times, and the owner reported he sold out. Classified ads can work wonders for you, too. Whether you have livestock to sell, or something entirely different from livestock, you will find "that Pharos-Tribune and Press Want Ads are real action-getters. Just Phone 4141, and let on e of these little ads work wonders for you, too! ipens next Monday, Jan. 6. Prospective grand jurors are Ruth J. Newport, Eel township; -larence McCarter, Bethlehem; 'aul G. West, Clay; Charles Platt, 3eer Creek; Harrison House, Boone; Jesse H. Cook, Noble; Donald Gordon, Noble; Gordon Baldini, )el; Verlin Miller, Adams; Edwin Citchel, Jackson; Ralph Mummert, (ackson; and Josephine Hankee, Clinlor;. Prospective petit jurors are: Jesse H. Morgan, Washington ownship; Kenneth Watson, Ger:rude Albright, and Marlin Lee Valden, all of Eel; James Moore, 3eer Creek; Emery Dudley, Jackson; Elmer Christiansen, Harrison; (Villiam Stephenson, Washington-; Lester Murtlia, Eel; Calvin Alber, Tipton; Castle Farley, Adams. Jolm C. Hall. Jefferson; Claude Roller, Washington; Walter Ratcliff, Clay; Louis Vitello, Eel; leorge A. Spencer, Jefferson; Bernice Raver, Miami; Dorthy Bullick, Jackson; Harold Moore, Bethle- iem; James- Rogers, Clay; Noble Walterson, Eel; Lawrence Russell, \"oble; James Babb, Eel; Lloyd Doherty, Miami; Earl Koons, Eel; Henry Caldwell, Washington; Emmelt Kisller, Boone. Ervin Bruce, Harrison; Charles Jay, Washington; Orville Adkins, Adams; Edgar Patterson, Jackson; Glen Pearson, Bethlehem; Ira Kruger, Clinton; Charles Dalton, Deer Creek; Edward Knight, Bethlehem; Beulah Layer, Boone; Benton Long, Washington; James Winn, Eel; Mary Scheetz, Harrison; and Sherman Bowyer, Tipton. ner, W. R. Sturdivant, and Ross Helms. Helms is a former county highway superintendent. These highway employes are to receive $1.40 per hour, the • commissioners stated. Donald Eller was named garage mechanic at a salary ot $12.50 per day. William Gasho, a former court house custodian, was appointed custodian at a salary of $2,400, and William Osborne, who has been the chief custodian, will be the assistant custodian at $2,100 per year. Dr. Charles BaJlard, the county health officer, was named county home physician at ?60 per month. He already was serving in that Ira Cree and Douglas Marlin were named to serve along wfth County Assessor J. Stewart Buchanan as the new school fund ap- >raisers. Cree and Martin suc- :eed Russell Pierce and John Morris. > The bond of the county highway superintendent was set at $5,000 and that of the assistant superintendent was set'at $1,000. An inventory of the county highway equipment was being taken Monday at the garage in preparation for the change in personnel on January 1. Griffith, Woodward Win Acting Awards NEW YORK (UP)—The nation's film critics have picked Andy Griffith and Joanne Woodward for the best acting performances of 1957. The critics, in balloting conducted by Film Daily, cited Griffith for his role in "A Face in the Crowd" and Miss Woodward for her performance in "Three Faces of Eve." . It marked the first time in the annual poll that the winners were chosen on the basis of their first screen performances. Bulletins JERUSALEM, Israel (UP)—An official communique said tonight that Premier David Bcn-Gurion will resign by Tuesday morning at the latest if his leftist coalition partners refuse a last minute appeal for a loyalty pledge. Handley Sees '58 Progress For Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS (UP) Governor Handley said today the coming year will see a continuance of progress and prosperity in Indiana with new industries creating more jobs for Hoosiers. "We have been getting almost 10 new industries a .noi.lh in Indiana," Handley said. "We will continue to attract new industry with our debt-free status and healthy lax climate." The governor predicted the new year will bring many improvements, including; highway expansion, a decision on whether a seaport in the Burns Ditch area oJ Porter County will become a reality, and a further business) boom in southern Indiana with complct- tior. of new power plants at Terre Haute and Jeffersonvillc. The year also may be a "crucial" one for Handley. He said he will decide by February whether he will seek the U.S. Senate scat (a be vacated by William E. Jenner. INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UP) — Two masked bandit* today barricaded themselves In * cocktail bar -with six hostages and an assault force of 150 officers surrounded the place. STAIR FALL FATAL FORT WAYNE (UP) — Ignac Gensic, 74, Markle, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital several hours after he fell down a flight of basement stairs in the home of a son. here. His skull was fractured.

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