Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 19, 1958 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 19, 1958
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' - . LUdANSPQK! PUBLIC LIBRAKi Royal Center Wins County Basketball Tourney [See Sports Page] Indians Break Up Klan Rally MAXTON, N.C. (AP)—A thousand Indians, manned with shotguns and rifles, broke up a Ku Klux Klan rally near here Saturday night. An Associated Press photographer at the scene scene said "several thousand rounds" of ammunition was i'^red and that police rescued the Klansmen. AP photographer Rudy Faircloth said most of the shots were fired in the air and into the ground and that he saw only one person with a flesh wound. He quoted Capt. C. R. Williams of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, who arrived with IB officers to break up the riot, as saying no one was hurt. Faircloth said about 1,000 Indians of the Lumbee tribe, most of whom live on Robeson County in the southeastern part of the state, congregated across a highway from a spot designated by the Klan as the site for a rally. They waited patiently until the announced starting time for the rally—8:30 p.m. (EST). Klansmen Arrive Shortly after 8:30 Faircloth said, about 15 Klansmen carrying shotguns arrived and set up a loudspeaker microphone in an open field. Only one of the Klansmen was robed. The Klan group stood around the microphone, lighted with a single light bulb hanging from a cross-wire. Across the road, Faircloth related, several Indians began To ask aloud, "Where is Mr. Cole?" The Rev. James Cole, a free will Baptist preacher, is the self- styledjeador of the Ku KKix Klan in North Carolina. After waiting for some 20 more minutes, the Indians moved across the highway. One of them raised his shotgun and shot out the single light bulb. Indians Start Firing . Then, Faircloth related, every armed Indian in the horde which crossed the road and those who remained at their original spot, started shooting. In total darkness, a number of Klansmen fled as did scores of LOEANSPORK —Cartoon by Marvin Pumel, 23 East Columbia St. Colder Here Than In Sitka! Eskimo Boy Here To Study Joe Pungowiyi, Eskimo exchange student, arrived in Logansport Friday evening and will enroll as a junior in Logansport high school ior the second semester which b»gins Jan. 27. Joe's trip here was made possible by the Logansport Rotary dub in cooperation with the Rotary club at Sitka, Alaska. Joe, 18, will reside at Rev. Harold people who had parked their cars h n his freshman year at the l",, an _° pen fleld ad J acet »t to the'sheJdson-Jackson academy and rally site. Williams arrived with heavily armed state troopers while the shooting was still going on, Faircloth said. He quickly restored order. One of the Indians, Faircloth said, told Williams: "We will respect the law. We will leave when you tell us to." Some Get Stuck Faircloth said several of the Klansmen couldn't get a w a y. Their autos became .stuck in deep sand in their parking area. While the Klansmen were seated in their cars ready to leave, Faircloth said, Indians went through the lot shouting at the beleaguered Klansmen and knocking on the sides of their autos with shotgun butts and sticks. They did not fire directly at the stranded autos, however, and the shots that were fired went off into the air or into the ground. IN HOSPITAL Mrs. James Murdock, Burnettsville, is in St Joseph hospital' with back injuries The car in which she was riding was bumped by another on Broadway, between Fifth ar.d Sixth, at 4 pm. Saturday. FANS RIOT LONDON, Sunday iffi — Police early Sunday battled rioters wh» tried to overturn automobiles in downtown Piccadilly Cirous. junior college at Sitka. He . was student at that school two and one- half years and will return there following his semester at LHS. Ills home town i» Sayoonga, on St. Lawrence island, just 30 mile* Iro'm Siberia. Joe said St. Lawrence island is about 10 miles long and 20 miles wide. Savoonga's population is 250. Before attending school at Sitka, Joe was enrolled in a school near his home. For the first half of the semester Joe will reside at Rev. Harold King's home, 707 Spencer, and during the last half at the William Steinhilber home, 2601 High, according to present plans. Joe attended the Logansport- Richmond basketball game Friday night and following the game said the players here are taller than the Alaskans. He said the average basketball player in Alaska is under six feet. Play It There Too Basketball, Joe reported, is JOE PUNGOWIYI served six years in the U.S. Army. Since his home is close to the Russian border, Joe has had occasion to go close to Siberia. He ;hinks that possibly on. a hunting .rip he might have' crossed the border in a fog, but not intentionally. popular among the Eskimos. It is organized much similar to Indiana basketball. Other popular sports there are' baseball, volley ball and soccer. Joe said he hopes he can take 'here about the same courses he has been taking'- at Sitka. They are typing, chemistry, geometry, English, U. S. History, physical education and the Bible. The last four are required subjects. In Alaska, Joe said, boys have to sports. Using rifles, the Eskimo usually hunts seals and polar Scars, • It is colder here than it Sitka, at least now, Joe lays. The weather there is generally warm but there Is quite a bit of rain. At Joe's Th« trouble started when police; register for the draft when they arrested some rowdy football fans. 1 are 18, just as here. Joe's dad 'Go' Sign For World Orbiting Satellite WASHINGTON W>—Heavily-censored testimony of defense contractors revealed Saturday that the Air Force has ordered development of "large scale satellite vehicles" for feconnaisance. In the same transcript, released by the Senate Prepardness subcommittee after. Pentagon clearance, these contractors said lack of funds caused cancellation of a plan for developing an airborne system for advance warning of long range enemy missiles. . .Eugene Root, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Aircraft Corp., discussed these matters at a secret session Wednesday. Most of his testimony, along with that of two other Lockheed officials — Robert Gross, board chairman, and R. A. Bailey, chief of advanced systems—was deleted from the transcript made available to newsmen. Root testified the Air Force "has given us the go ahead" for developing a reconnaissance sat- tellite that could orbit the world and then return. He said the contract was by letter and on "a limited basis" even though Airce Leaders had considered such a satellite since 1946. Root told senators. security restrictions should be lifted so more intornaatian caa be released about this development. He suggested the Air Force should announce "that we have large scale satellite vehicles being currently de veloped . . . that orbit flights can be initiated just .as soon as these missiles are available in sufficient quantities . . ." Jhe Weather Indiana: Fair Sunday morning, increasing cloudiness by afternoon with light snow or freezing drizzle north portion and 'snow or rain south portion Sunday night. Monday cloudy with rain ' or snow south and east portions. Continued rather cold. Illinois: Increasing cloudiness Sunday with light snow' or freezing drizzle northwest portion spreading to northeast portion by night. Snow or rain south portion afternoon or night, Monday partly cloudy, north, cloudy south with snow or rain extreme south portion. Continued rather cold. ..Lower Michigan: Sunday.mostly cloudy and rather cold. High ^in the 20s..' • Ohio:, Mostly cloudy Sunday. Some snow flurries near Lake Erie. Chance of some snow in ex treme southern portions Sunday or Sunday night. High 27-34. home it is colder than here. Today's Eskimos have gone modern. Boats with 25 horsepower motors are used for travel but when the water is covered with ice, old-fashioned dog sleds, are stilll uwd. Joe makes the trip from home to school by steamer except when ice covers the water. Then he combines dog sled and airplane havel. — I Prices in Alaska are generally [higher than here, Joe said, due to the transportation costs. Higher prices are customary, in .food : Jsnd clothing lines/ f' ' •"•".' Joe was in .the United. States once before. That was last ittmmer when he came to Stattle, on a lish- jing trip. He plnns to enter the University of Alaska at Fairbanks upon completion of high school. Plans for a career are still undetermined. The Eskimo is spoken in his THE SUNDAY LOGANSPORT PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 UNITED P«SS LOGANJCOItT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, JANUARY l», 1951 THE ASSOCIATED MESS PRICE TEN CENTS SECOND DEATH FROM COLLISION Dale Dilts Dies Of Head Injuries Fraud On Bank; Four Men Held PHILADELPHIA Iff) -. The FBI arrested four men Saturday on charges of being involved in a $292,395 fraud' at the First Penn- iylvania Banking and . Trust Co. Two of the four men arrested were bank employes accused of misapplying the money on behalf of the other two defendants who are co-owners of a tire company with an account at the bank. Testimony before U.S. Commissioner Henry P. Carr revealed that Victor A. Leszczynski, 28, an assistant treasurer at the bank, received a $35 record player and $200 in cash from the Lincoln Tire Co., named as beneficiary in the scheme. Joseph F. Sisko, 33, Leszczynski's brother-in-law, and a supervisor in the bank's transit department, received nothing, it was testified. The co-owners of the tire company were identified as Harry Kravitz and Jack Rovner. All four are Philadelphians. Kravitz and Rovner were charged with aiding and abetting the two bank employes. Checks Held Up At the arraignment,. FBI agent Paul Hagan .testified that a number of checks made out by Lincoln Tire were found in the desks of the two bank employes totalling nearly $30,000. ' He said the checks had been issued., by Kravitz.and Rovner to Lincoln creditoA between September,, of last year and Friday, a perjod'xhirlhg: which Lincoln's ac- coiiint at (he^bank failed to cover the amounts' involved. Carrie tiammontree Dies; Employed At Golden Rule 57 Yrs. Mrs. Caroline "Carrie" Hammontree, 81, wife of Fred, of 116 Center street, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's hospital. She was admitted there a few days ago. A veteran employe of The Golden Rule, she retired in 1954 after 57 years of service in the store. For many years she had charge of the hosiery and glove departments. A native of this city, the/daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Keller, she was born Dec. 11, 1876. She was a member of St. Bridget's church and the Altar and Rosary society. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home after noon today. Final services will be at St Bridget's church at nine o'clock sion b "t tfie Rhody car also Tuesday. The Reverend Father swerved and the autos crashed A head-on collision Friday nigh't on U.S. 35, V-/--. miles northwest of Logansport, claimed its second victim Saturday when Dale L. Dilts, 39, a Winamac building contractor, died at 6:46 a.m. in Memorial hospital. Millard (Pete) Rhody, 62, Royal Center, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital, where he was taken after the accident at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Dilts was in a south-bound car driven by John Kelly, 38, Winamac, who received a fractured right collar bon« and severe facial cuts. Kelly was reported in fair condition at Memorial hospital Saturday night. Kelly told State Trooper Richard Keyes that the north-bound Rhody car appeared to be left of the center line as it approached. He swung to the left to avoid a colli- home but at school the predominant vocabulary is English. His parents speak a little English. Igloo Is "Home" What is an igloo? The popular belief is that an igloo is an Eskimo home made of ice or snow but Joe tells us an igloo is the Eskimo word for fane, ice or no ice. Hunting is one of Joe'i favorite j JTO has a brother, 15, and a John Batchelor, Once Local PRR Man, Dies At 74 John C. Batchelor, 74, retired Pennsylvania employe, who formerly lived here on Fifteenth- street, died at 4:45 Friday afternoon in Narberth, Pennsylvania. He had been ill since a stroke March 24, 1057.' Employed as a ticket agent, he had been in .the employ of the railroad for 50 years before his retirement. A native of Fulton county he was born Oct. 31, 1883, son of James and Mary Bridegroom Batchelor. Survivors are his wife, the former Edith Rogers; a daughter, Mrs. Monica Cook, Washington Crossing, Pa.; one son, Calvin R. 1 , Cincinnati, 0.; seven grandchildren. He was a member of .Tipton Lodge, No. 33, F. and A.M. and was Past Master and former secretary of the lodge here. Friends may call after four o'clock Monday at the McCloskey- Hamilton funeral home. Final rites will -be at -the funeral home at two' o'clock Tuesday. Rites will be under auspices of the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in Mt, Hope cemetery. Clothes Caught InPkkerJornOU Edgar Hardy, Noble township farmer,, was in the market lor some new clothes Saturday afternoon after his left leg was . caught in a corn picker. He was treated by a local physician for scratches and bruises, but his most serious -loss was the two pair of pants and a suit of underwear be wWwear- ing. • •. '-•• .:..•; sister, 13. Since autos are rare around Joe's home, he has never learned to drive. Rev. King is chairman of the Kotary's International Projects committee, which is in charge of exchange students.. He announced that the local organization hopes some day to have the program on a full year basis with high school juniors participatng. JC Dinner Wednesday The selection .of the most outstanding man in civic affairs will highlight the Junior Chamber of Commerce annual Boss Night banquet. Wednesday evening at the Country club. . Winner of the DSA award does not have to be a Jaycee, but must be between 21 and 35 years old. Each .local service club nominates a man, and the final judges are Mayor Ralph Eberts ,the two local bank presidents, ar.d the president of First Federal Savings 1 arid Loan Association, said Charles Hefley, Jaycee chairman, Last year's- winner was Clyde Bidainger. Francis Meehan will officiate and burial will be in Mt .Hope cemetery. The Altar-Rosary society will meet for prayers at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Runs Bus Over Bank, Saves All PERRY, Ark, W) — A driver's split-second decision Friday night to send his school bus, carrying 35 teen-agers,- hurtling down .a 16-foot embankment rather than risk collision with a train possibly saved the lives of all aboard. Only five of the boy and girl _..... ... , basketball players and a coach The checks were paid by the TOre hurt f^y were treated at bank but, according to Hagan, they never got to the bookkeeping department. Leszczynski and Sisko had been stashing them away in their,desks, he said. He said they wrote themselves memos to charge off the checks o Lincoln Tire when the company lad a sufficient balance-. Meanwhile, as Hagan explained the scheme, the. checks were charged against two of the bank's own accounts. Hagan said that as of Saturday Lincoln's account at the bank was only $2,000. Jersey Dust Storm Causes 15-Car Crash NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. Wl— A grinding duststorm turned day nto night along 10 miles of the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday, causing a 15-vehicle pileup. Frozen windblown dust particles peppered cars and reduced visibility to zero. One motorist apparently unable to see, slowed down, was hit from behind, and a chain- reaction started causing injuries to 13 persons, according to a police report. The southbound lane was a Other awards are: ;Key • man award—for Jaycee work in the last six months. Sparkplug awards-r-for .Jaycees showing the most interest in Jay cee committee work. Guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph Hollis, professor, of psychal ogy in the School'-of •Education a Ball State' teachers college. This yearls Boss Night Banquet corresponds -with Junior Chamber of Commerce week, which begins next week. last Chicago School Destroyed By Fire EAST CHICAGO, Ind..'W! —.Fire swept St. Stanislaus School here Saturday night with damages ten tativelv estimated at 1350,000. Police led four- women from, the basement of the Catholic., grade school, where they were preparing refreshments for - a reception of soo wedding guests planned later in the' ,»y«ing.. a hospital at nearby Morrilton and released early Saturday. Driver Charles Upton said the brakes of the . bus failed as the vehicle approached a railroad crossing. He said his lights picked up. the 'shapes of freight cars moving across' the highway. The bus veered off the roadway, down the embankment, and came to • rest against the stanchions of a railroad trestle. It did not over turn. They w«r« returning to their homes at Guy, Ark., after basketball games at Perrysville when the accident happened. head-on. Both Stay Upright The Kelly auto was swung around by the impact and came to rest against a guard rail on the left side of the road. The Rhody car, which was demolished, remained on the pavement in the middle of the northbound lane. There were no witnesses to the crash. An unidentified Star City motorist was the first person at the scene. He said he found Rhody still in his car, and said one of the two men from the other car was outside the vehicle on the highway." Traffic on the highway was snarled for about an hour as both lanes were blocked by the wreckage. The two Winamac men were en- route to Logansport to have.two pistols repaired when the accidenl occurred. Officers who investigated said the pistols were not in the car or around the scene of the accident. Three Already The deaths were the second anc third traffic fatalities in Cass county this month. Leon Ralph DePoy, 29, Macy, was killed Jan. 4 when his fuel-truck crashed anc burned on U. S. 24. .Cass county coroner M. B. Stewart attributed both deaths to heac injuries. Stewart said Dilts died ol a brain hemorrhage caused by a fractured skull. A public inquest will be held in the coroner's offico at 9 a.m. Wednesday, DIlli Dilts was born May 5, 1918 in White City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dilts. He was a resident of Pulaski county for 18 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Winamac, the American Legion, Pulaski Farm Bureau, Con. •servation Club and American Trapshooting Association. He is survived by his wife, Frances Mae; four daughters, Ella Louise, Delia Lorraine, Beverly Jean and Thelma Marie, and three sons, Dale, Jr., Willard Bruce and Charles Morton, all at home; his 'ather, Royal Center; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hicks, Royal Center, and Mrs. Emma Hoffer, Fort ffayne; and a half-brother, Eugen* Button, Winamac. Friends may call at the Frye- Lange funeral home in Winamac, where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. C. D. Barringer (Continued on Page 2) Sputnik In View! CAMBRIDGE, Mass. UP) — With clear weather, most of the northern half of the United States may be able to see Sputnik II, the Soviet dog satellite, twice Sunday evening. The final stage rocket with its instruments and dead dog Laika is orbiting over the United States at just under 400 miles above the earth. Its height makes it possible to be seen more than 500 miles from its overhead path the Smithsonian mass of twisted fenders. Two of Astrophysical Observatory says, the cars were termed total Viewers in the upper half of the wrecks. country could see a .first passage Police said the storm was blown up from farm fields. The loose, frozen dirt between plowed ridges was lifted by the winds onto the road direction. The zone of visibility is moving south each day, and later in the week all sections of the country should get a view of the man-made moon.' The first passage Sunday nighl crosses eastern Canada and should be-^ visible from northeastern United States for several minutes starting about 6:22 p.m. EST. Viewers as far south as Maryland and as far west as the. centra] Great. Lakes region may be able to see. Sputnik II low in the north and northeast. In its next passage, the moon to the northeast of their position • crosses central Canada, passing and a second passage to the north- over northern Lake Huron abou west 90 minutes later. The satellite is traveling in a north-northwest to south-southeast 8:07 p.m, EST. It should be visible three or four minutes before this time as it sweeps across Canada, INDEX To outstanding features In today's Sunday Pharos-Tribum & Press A new local feature starting today: Where are they now? It reports the present whereabouts and facts about people who used to live in the city or county. (Contributions acceptable.) On page 6. Editorial page, Wine-hell, Sokolsky, Patri, Pearson, and other features, page 4. Society on pages 14, 15 and 16. Picture page (13) som» venerable lady citizens. Young Folks feature page, page 10. Teen age features, page 11, with Musical Notes and Gilbert's feature for teen agers. Oswald Jacoby's b r i d g * column, page 19. TV and radio programs, pages 17 and 18. Will Ball's Historical column, page 5. Crossword puzzles, pages 5 and 19. Child's Prayer, page 24. Golden Years and Happy Times articles, page 6. Sports on pages 8 and 9. (Royal Center wins county basketball tournament, Big Ten games, etc.) Comics on pages 20 and 21. Classified ads on pages 22 and 23. HAPPY SULLDOGS^Thli shows the Royal Center team and immediate 1 associates after the team wen the county .tournament la* alcbt. Coach Buuell Brown to *ta*dU« •» the right; student aides at left and yell leaden in front. To* Bulldogs beat Lucent la to* final fun*. (SUU Pk*U.)

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