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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 5, 1958
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THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY LOGANSPORT PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 UNITED PRESS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 195S THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS MAN BURNS TO DEATH AS SEMI UPSETS Amboy Fire Loss $150.000 PERU—The Bollard Lumber company at Amboy, south of Peru, FATAL WRECK—The driver of this semi burned up in the cab of the tractor after it left US 24 just west of the Wabash overhead six miles east of Logansport. Apparently his brakes failed as he came down the hill after 'crossing the overhead going west. He passed some cars on the right side on the berm but lost it on the curve and it upset in the ditch. Fortunately, the tank full of fuel oil didn't ignite, though the tractor burned. (Staff photo). Machinists Set Feb. 8 and 9 for .was destroyed by a S150.000 fire ft M A A f* niltjnvittn Saturday morning. Two residences JI If 1C \J It I IK I in If adjacent to the Lumber company were also damaged. The Lumber Company, which started in business in 1904, was reported to be covered by insurance by the manager, Gerald Overman of Amboy. Overman and Robert Pence of Marion are co- owners. Overman said that he will reopen for business Monday despite the fact that only a few records and the cash drawer were saved. Between seven and eight carloads of new lumber had just been stored ..in the 50 by 250 frame structure. The fire started about 9 a.m. Saturday in the furnace room on the ground floor. Heat from the flames scored two homes nearby. One frame house about 40 feet from the lumber company was (Picture on page 20) The executive board of the State Council of Machinists and officers of the Machinists Non-Partisan' Political league, met at the Logansport AFL hall Saturday and picked Feb. 8 and 9 for a two-day session of Indiana machinists lodges. The Sheraton Lincoln hotel at Indianapolis will be the scene. The Sunday session will be educational, conducted by the grand lodge director from Washington. An attorney from the grand lodge will explain the right to work law and how it differentiates Children Killed By Toy Balloons WAPPINGERS FALLS, N. Y. W) —A 2'A-year-old boy, trying to bbw up a toy balloon, inhaled Saturday, choked on it, and fell dead beside the Christmas tree in his home. The death of little Ralph Ireland was the second such tragedy in 24 hours. Valerie Viola, 7, of Bogota, N.J., died under similar circumstances Friday. have the same law. The Workers Protective League, 1.1 ULIi nil; iUlllUCl WlilJJCtllJ' >VOJ. T , '11 1_ 1- i i i occupied by Miss Nell Conner.! 1 "?" also wlU be explained to the Firemen removed all of the furni-i aelegates - ture from the home. j William A. Heath, Northern Indi- An empty house being remodeled. ana Grand Lodge representative, by the owner, Jack Garber was on, was principal speaker at the meet- the east side of the lumber com-.' n g here yesterday, pany. All five vice presidents The fire was first detected by a passerby, Max Anderson, He called the Amboy Fire Department and when they arrived at the scene the entire roof was ablaze, Other firemen from Peru, Converse and Pipe Creek Township were called to the scene. gave similar reports on unemployment in their territories, an item of concern to all members at the present time. All railroad lodges and machinist locals i(i this part of the state are urged to send delegates to the Indianapolis meeting next month. 5 Youths Dead In Texas Wreck ATLANTA, Tex. (AP)—Five youths were killed early Saturday in a head-on crash in which three died in a burn-, ing car, another was thrown free and a fifth crushed be- friends may cal1 after 2 °' clock hind the steering wheel of his auto Moni-y afternoon. 'Funeral ar- The dead, all from nearby Queens City, in the car that ran 2 emenl5 are inc ° m P Iet «burned were: Fire Hits Local Home (Picture on page 19) Fire . damaged the rear of the Thomas F. Willey residence, 1503 Market street, at 3:53 p.m. yesterday. Firemon believed the blaze was caused by a furnace which is in a garage adjacent to the two-story frame -house. Fire shot up between the walls and. in the ceiling above the furnace at the rear of the house, and started to spread when • firemen, called to the scene by a neighbor got to it. None of the furniture burned, firemen said, but a rug in the dining room and some of the upstair INDEX Kidnaper Scared Off By Father SAN FRANCISCO W-Six-year- old Sheryl Ann Machado was snatched from her bed early Saturday. She was rescued a few minutes later by her father, who found her kidnaper kneeling over the child in an adjoining yard. When the father approached the mar leaped over a fence and escaped. 'The father, John Machado, 30, told police he was awakened by a child's cry shortly after midnight. • He went to the bedroom occupied I by Sheryl. Ann and her sister, Pamla, 4. Sheryl Ann was missing. Ma- cnado noticed that the door leading to the basement was open. He went down and saw the back door was open. Then he heard a noise in the backyard. He saw Sheryl Ann lying on the grass and a man kneeling over her. The father called out and the kidnaper jumped to A 29-year-old truck driver from Macy was killed about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when a fuel oil truck plunged over an embankment and the tractor burned on US 24, five miles east of Logansport. Dead is Leon DePoy, of route 1, Macy, father of two children, his wife is expecting a third. Dr. M. B. Stewart, Cass county coroner, said the victim burned to death. The body was too badly charred to list physical injuries the coroner said. It was believed the victim was unconscious from injuries when the fire broke out in the truck cab. Stewart said there will be a pub-] ~~— lie inquest in his courthouse office deputy sheriff, and other mem'oen at 9 a.m. Wednesday. of the sheriff's department. Member Of Early Cass Family Dies Mrs. Jessie (Uhl) Wright, of 317 West Market street, m and lifetime resident of this city and a member of a pioneer Log: ansport family, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's hospital. Her death followed a lingering illness. A life-long member of the Cal : vary Presbyterian church, she had resided in the same home on West Market for the past 51 years She was the daughter of Charles , ....-.,,.-. ... .,• Henry and Evaline (Kistler) Ublj ? wn visiting relatives when the who owned and operated the old j tlr ?. broke out ' .... r ' TP-t-nm*»n vjf> furnishings were damaged by smoke and water. All the furniture was moved out of the downstairs room and pushed into another part of the house. Firemen said the fire was difficult to reach since it was between the walls, separating the house from the garage. They were at the scene until 5:50 p.m., using both large and small hoses in putting the fire out. The Willey family was out of To outstanding features In today's Sunday Pharos-Tribum & Press The Big Ten opened the basketball season. Scores on jsports page (15). Editorial page and fea- ures, page 4. Society news on pages 12, 13 and 14. Picture page, old-time school pictures, page 11. Golden Years and Happy Times features, page 5. Young Folks features, page Teen age feature, page 7. Will Ball's Historical column, page 3. TV and radio programs, sages 7 and 8. Jacoby Bridge column on page 3. •Crossword puzzles on pages 5 and 6. Comics on pages 16 and 17. Classified ads on pages 18 and 19. Child' Prayer, page 9. vaulted it. The little girl had bruises on his feet, raced to a fence, and He was found later to be pinned in so firmly that any effort at quick rescue would have been futile. He was badly burned 'by the fire, his face and head especially being in the heat of the flames. DePoy's body remained in thej This, the first traffic death in cab for nearly two hours before | the county for 1958, came on only workers were able to pull it from' the fourth day of the new year, the wreckage at 3:30. Chase-Miller '.. There were 10 Cass deaths in 1957, ambulance answered the call and' and two more in Logansport. stood by until the remains were freed. Made No Outcry Early arrivals said the driver made no sound and they presumed he was knocked out and went through no suffering in the ensuing fire, which enveloped, him quickly. her left eye and on her cheek, there were scratches on the left side of her neck, and her lip was cut. She didn't know what caused them. Uhl mill many years ago. She was born here June 20, 1877, and was married here June, 7, 1906, Firemen were called back to | the scene last night when it was reported that smoke was coming to Harry T. Wright, who survives, i She also leaves two daughters, Mrs.' Caroline Beaulieu of 1728 North street and Miss Evaline Uhl .Wright of Mills College, Oakland, Calif.; a grandson; a sister. Mrs. Ethel M. Brown, Ft. Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Fisher funeral home, where Jimmy Ray Chainblee, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chamblee; Raymond Shelby, r 15, son of Mrs. Velma Shel- f\tJf • A J by; and Ogle Wise, 24, son of I/Ill vO/IJS AflO Mrs. Olan Wise. Airman Robert Hall, 20, was pinned in his auto and Airman James West 19, was thrown free. The two were driving back to Foster Air Force Base at Victoria, where they were stationed. Hall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Hall, live at Kinmundy, 111. West's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. West of Chicago. The -rs met on U. S. 59, 2* presided of . CIub - Historic Plates At Museum Today For its Open House display this month the Cass County Historical Society is starting the new year with a double header. First is an exhibit of old coins, ln ... crannp unui UK loan* by Wayne Jackson, a mem- £/ 1S e"oi"f^plat^ ber of the Society, and a past Don't Throw Old Licenses In Trash Police again 'warn car owners changing license plates to keep the old ones hidden away somewhere until March 1, There has been trouble in the past, through illegal use of plates which have been discarded. The advice is: Don't throw them i Force said Saturday it has of- in trash barrels or put them where! fered Vice President Nixon a ride from the house again, but firemen said they found no smoke or fire. City firemen were called' to bhe Logan Beverage, Inc., 801 Erie Ave., at 3:25 a.m. yesterday when a coal car caught fire. Blaze was extinguished with booster hose. Spec/of Depuf v Cards Called Is* By Sheriff PERU — All special deputy sheriff cards must be turned into Sheriff Arthur Johns immediately due to a state law enacted by the last General Assembly, authorizing only the sheriff and his two deputies, William Clawson and James Ege, to carry such cards in Miami county. Special deputy cards can be issued only in' case of .emergency, Johns said. JUST GETS BIDE WASHINGTON. I/PI — The Air they can be picked up. Keep them the garage until the time ends in a special jet tanker plane but hasn't assigned the swift craft to Nixon. east Texas about 2:30 a. m. Highway Patrolman Bill Dowd said a preliminary investigation indicated the car in which the incumbet chairman of the board of governors of that club. Another member of the histori- north on the wrong side of the I highway. VICTIM IN TRAIN CAB MONTREAL wv-Police hustled out Saturday to investigate a train-automobile collisior expecting to find a body. They found motorist Issie Goodman seated snugly in the locomotive cab chatting with the engineer, i. nh u r t, Goodman got in the cab to escape tiki freezing temperature. of plates depicting historical scenes all over the country, from coas f to coast, including a Currier & Ives view. Most of these are in the familiar blue, although a few are in other hues. The first showing of these will be this afternoon, from 1 to 5. at the Museum, 1100 Broadway. They will remain on display throughout- the rest of the month, Tuesday through Saturday, at the same hours. Pilot Gassed; Friend Lands Plane BRAZIL, Ind. Mt—A plane pilot collapsed at the controls from carbon monoxide fumes Saturday, but the three occupants escaped serious injury when a groggy companion made a crash landing in a stubblefield. Harry Peyton, 42, a Paducah, Ky., pilot, said later he couldn't remember taking over the controls from James Perdew, 25, also of Paducah. Most severely hurt was Everett Massey, 25, Brookport, 111., who was. thrown forward in the rear seat because he hadn't fastened his safety belt. All three men, .groggy from fumes from a heater in .he plane were brought to Clay County Hospital but were to be releasec later. The propeller was beni, and the nose wheel was broken off when Peyton landed the single-engine plane in the field 3Mi miles north of Brazil. Perdew, who was logging flyinj time to apply for a commercia pilot's license, missed ' Hulman One Stolen Radio Also Recovered Another item of value stolen by three shoplifters of tender ages, was recovered yesterday by police. It was one of the three Iran- sister radios reported taken during the Christmas shopping season. The throe young thieves—12, 13 and 17 years old—admit taking several but they don't remember what they did with the others or wnere they stole them. Altogether, police have recovered an estimated $200 worth of goods the three stole during the past few weeks. The radio found yesterday was in the home of the mother of the two younger girls. It had been hidden back of a davenport. The mother said she had come upon it and called police to get it. Briton Asks No-war Pact With Soviets LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Macmillan proposed Saturday night an East-West nonaggression pact and perhaps a summit meeting later. Botli have been urged repeatedly 'by the Soviet Union. Macmillan declared in a nation-wide broadcast that Britain is ready to negotiate either within or outside the Some further confusion was caused at the scene when a call came to Logansport firemen that there was a fire near US 24 east o£ Logansport. The rural truck ran. all over the area but found nothing but the truck fire, which then required no work by them. Presumably, some resident nearby saw the smoke from the tractor and thought it must be a house. BORN IN 1928 Leon Ralph DePoy was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Star City to Thorn- The fire was extinguished by lhe| „ New Waverly fire department. \ Firemen first attempted to extin-j „,..,; guish the blazing tractor at close! range, in hope of saving the driver, i but were forced to move back when! the oil from the truck set brush afire. Flames did not reach the trailer, but were confined to the truck tractor. $10,000 Loss The 1955 White semi was a total loss. A spokesman for the Farm Bureau company, Peru, by which Sims DePoy. to Lois Eby on Jan. 26, 1952. DePoy was a veteran of WW II, and member of the Eagles Lodge at Peru. Surviving are: The wife, and two childron, Phillip Ralph and Sharon Sue, both at home; brother, Thomas E. DePoy, of North Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. William Cowger, of Whcatfield, Mrs. Orvillc Schidler, of Winamac; and a halfbrother, Danny Banaman, of Winamac. The body was taken from th« Chase-Miller funeral home to pending. DePoy was employed, fixed the loss E ikenberry funeral home at Pchi. to the vehicle and load at $10,000. ; Friends may call. Final rites *r« Cause of the accident was not determined, but a witness told Dick Keyes, state trooper, that the west| bound truck passed his car on the right coming down the hill west of the bridge before going into the 15-foot water-filled ditch- Herman Loner, 922 Twenty-second street, and Victor Willy, of route 4, said they were in the last car .in a line of four traveling west on US 24. They said an old-model car was in front traveling about j 25 miles an hour as the group of James M. Gavin, the Army's mis- cars went across the bridge and.sile chief, said Saturday night h« started down the hill. I plans to retire from the Army be- Loner said he looked into the; cause "I can contribute more to rear view mirror and saw thej national defense" outside than in. Missiles Head Asks Retirement WASHINGTON UP1 — Lt. Gen. semi coming. He said he pulled the car to the left as the truck "I haven't been able to get done, the system being much done, the went around him and down the hill i being what it is," Gavin told a on the berm. The semi left thej reporter. He declined to explain highway after making the curve. what he meant by this, saying he Loner said he had passed the hopes to leave the Army "with truck just east of the bridge and it some good will." was moving along at a normal rate of speed. Students Hear Crash Also in the line of traffic were three students from DePauw col- 3 Hurt In Wreck In Macy Vicinity; Two In Hospital ROCHESTER — Three . persons were hurt and two were hospital,zed as a result . of a two-car wreck about 2 p.m. Saturday at a Fulton county crossroad a mile east and two miles north of Macy. Cars driven by Cy Day, 43, Macy, and Scott Stinson, 72, route 2, Macy,. met in the intersection as Day drove east and Stinson north, injuring Stinson and two •passengers in Day's car. Stinson suffered several fractured ribs and face and head lacerations; Elbert Oppel, 35, route 1, sustained a fractured cervicle; •ITT 'i 1 XT J.' j j .1 UI1CU Z>LUUCi!l.3 11UJI1 UtUdUW LUl- Umted Nations to test the i]ege in Grencastle .They told Keyes sincerity of Russia s current' peace offensive. "We could start by a solemn pact of nonaggression, the they heard the crash and saw the flames, which apparently broke out at once. The truck flipped' over on its top prime minister declared. "This with the front of the tractor buried and Buddy Day, IB, Cy's son, suf- Uonprallv II-VP • y has been done before. It would do no harVn. It might do good." He said that regardless of how the West goes about making its new approach to Russia, "the object would be to clear away the rubble of old controversies and disagreements —, perhaps to get the path ready for a meeting of heads of government." Ready To Talk Britain always 'has left the door open for a summit conference if there are reasonable prospects for success. But the statement on a nonaggression pact appeared to reflect a notable shift ia government policy. British government officials in mud and rock as it pushed into the side of the bank. It was necessary to block the highway to free DePoy, tieing up east and west bound traffic until 3:30 p.m. There were conflicting reports that Gavin had asked retirement because he advocated abolishment of the joint chiefs of staff. Gavin, head of the Army | research and development, recently told the Senate prepardness subcommittee investigating the missiles program that the joint chiefs of staff ought to be abolished and a new command setup put into effect to eliminate rivalry among the services. Planned To Retire Gavin, a famed paratrooper who is now 50, denied that his decision, to quit was prompted by Many spectators were attracted! opposition to his suggestion before to the scene. Two wreckers and a semi were used to pull the tractor out of the ditch. Two chains were broken be- for the attempt was successful. Pull Cab Apart After the. cab was hoisted out of the ditch, it was necessary to pull it apart before the body could be removed. The trailer was left in the ditch. It will be removed'Monday by an outfit from Wabash, the Peru Farm a cut on his head Stinson - y , • ° s . cou " l , ea nus ' outfit from Wabash, the F a cut .on ns neaa. .bunson s;an p raposa | s , n thls £ield „ the!Bureau snokesman \airf IB Day youth were taken to! Daqf Tlvv havp nften miiBri at ' « -j s P° Kesman saia .... waol. IJrey nave OILcn cailcu at-1 Rpcmoc Trnrtnaw lfni,nr- and the Day" youth Woodlawn hospital. Day's 1954'model car and Stinson's 1950 model were both left total- losses. Slate Troopers Mike Flinn and Milford Buck investigated. ENGINEER DIES DES-MOINES'lff) — Archie A. Alexander, -69,- former governor of the Virgin Islands and widely known as an architectu-al engineer and contractor, died at his home here Today. He had been in poor health for two years. $10 MORE RAISE CHICAGO UV— Chicago's 16,000 public school teachers Saturday Field at Terre Haute, about 2 were voted a $10 monthly pay in- miles to the southwest, where he had planned to land after a flight from Paducah. crease effective Sept, i, 1958, bringing their total yearly increase-to $290.'• " ' at ' « -j . .- . ,u r , Besides Trooper Keyes, other au- tcntlon to the fact that Rus si a , thorities at the scene were: John had nonaggression' pacts with most of the countries it swallowed up after World War If. Macmillan, however, held out the possibility that Russia may have undergone a genuine change of attitude in the Sputnik age, a view not shared by his U. S. ally. ' '. No Contract But No fhane Strike Now NEW YORK' un — Representatives of 25,500 long distance telephone workers failed to reach agreement with the AT&T Saturday night in a brief- negotiating Gaylor, state trooper, Roy King, The Weather Mon. Sunrise 7:15 Sunset 4:30 Indiana: Generally fair and a little warmer Sunday. Monday mostly fair and warmer. Illinois: Generally fair, warmer northwest "and a little warmer southeast Sunday. Monday partly cloudy and warmer. Lower Michigan: Sunday gen< erally fair and a little warmer. High in the'20s. session, but the union said it had Ohio: Fail and a little warmer no immediate plans for a strik«. i Sunday. High 25-33. the Senate subcommittee. He said he was mulling over retirement before then. Gavin said he asked to be retired next March 31, when he will rep.ch the normal period of serv- n for retirement. Secretary of the Army Brucker denied in a separate interview that there was any trrth to Ins report that Gavin had been summoned before him because of his testimony before the Senate subcommittee. Brucker said that some weeks ago Gavin had told Gen, Maxwell D. Taylor, Army chief of staff, he was thinking of resigning from the Army. No Talk Of Tcstlmoney Brucker said there had been no discussion between him and Gavin about the latter's testimony in connection with the issue of the joint chiefs of staff. The secretary denied that he had brought any pressure to bear on Gavin or any other witness before the subcommittee. Gavin said he has no definite plans after he retires but "I plan to go fishing and figure things things out." He was reluctant to talk about what he plans to press for once he is out of the Army, b^ he said: "Something has got to be done."

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