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Monday Evening, May 27, 1937, James Hoffa May Seek to Succeed Beck Battle Anticipated in Ranks of Teamsters If Vice-President Chooses to Run WASHINGTON (UP)—A pitched battle for the throne of th e giant Teamsters Union seemed likely today if James R. (Jimmy) Hoffa seeks the presidency soon to be vacated by Dave Beck. Beck, under fire on charges of having used International Brotherhood of Teamster funds to enrich himself and his family, announced Saturday he would not run for reelection to another five-year term next September. Teamster sources said they "would not be surprised" if the dapper Hoffa, ninth vice preident of the union in Detroit decide to try for the top spot. However, the 5-foot, 5-inch Hoffa it under two federal indictments and can be expected to meet opposition within the giant, labor organization. The United Press learned that Beck met secretly in Seattle Saturday with Hoffa, Binar Mohn, Beck's executive assistant, and Teamster Vice President Frank Brewster before announcing his decision. AFL-CIO Secretary - Treasurer William Schnitzler said Sunday that the decision indicated Beck realized he had no chance of remaining as head of the Teamsters. Schnitzler said Beck is finished as far as the American labor movement is concerned. There have been reports that ttie Teamsters executive board might make an attempt at its next meeting to oust Beck and that his action was to forestall such action. Sources close to the union here, however, said Uiey doubted published reports that Beck offered at the Seattle meeting Sunday to resign immediately if Mohn was named "his successor. These reports said Hoffa announced privately that he would b e a candidate after Beck' proposal was rejected. Mohn is under indictment for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions before the predecessor committee of the Senate Rackets Committee. ' Hoffa has been indicted for allegedly attempting to plant an informer on the Senate Rackets committee and is scheduled to go on trial here June 17. He also is under indictment for wiretapping in Detroit. Personal Mr. and Mrs. Warren C. Otterman, of 2025 East Broadway, have returned from a three-day sales conference at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. WILL ERECT GARAGE An application for a building permit to erect a S995 garage al 817 Garfield avenue was filed Monday with the building commissioner by T. G. Henry. Deaths and Funerals SELLERS Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie S. Sellers, 63, were conducted Monday afternoon at the McCloskey-Hamilton chapel. .Burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery. BINGAMAN Funeral services for Wallace Otto Bingaman,' 73,-were conducted Monday afternoon at the Fisher funeral home. Burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery. CAMP Final riles for Mrs. Florence Augusta Camp, 42, 14 Wheatland avenue, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fisher funeral home with the Rev. Fr. Donald Vernon officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel. Three U. S. Airmen Cited for Heroism WIESBADEN, Germany (L'P)— Capt. Cletis H. Bennett, Indianapolis, and two other airmen were decorated Sunday for their part in preventing a major explosion at the Royal Air Force Station in Lekenheath, England, on July 2830, 1956. More than 800 officers and airmen stationed at the U.S'. Air Force base at Lindsey Field here paid tribute to Bennett, M. Sgt. Joseph .L. Wyatt of Phil Campbell, Ala., and Capt. Curtis Hutchinson of Cleveland, Miss. Bennett and Wyatt received the Soldiers Medal and Hutchinson was awarded the Legion of Merit. Bennett and Wyatt were • cited for voluntarily risking their lives "to render safe a quantity of higli explosives which had been damaged by fire." Hutchinson was given the award for directing the operation. The Air Force did not release details of the operation. MISTER BREGER "This one comes with radio and heater ..." Garand Sees Soldiers Always Needing Rifles SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—John C. Garand believes U. S. soldiers will always need rifles, even in the atomic age. Garand should- know. He is the inventor of the Garand M-l rifle, the standard U. S. weapon. "There would have to be a radical change in warfare to do away with the rifle," he said at his homo iiere. "Even with atomic bombs, guided missiles, rockets and the rest, foot soldiers with their rifles will be needed to mop up, occupy and hold territory." Garand added, however, that his famed World War II weapon would soon be "obsolete." It will be replaced by a gun that will work like a rmichincgun and hold a clip of at least 20 rounds, he explained. ACCIDENT TOTAL BOSTON—The Institute for Safer Living, estimating that all U.S. accidents last year cost a total of $10.8 billion, pointed out that this would build 1,000,000 new homes. Mitchell Asks Union Funds Be Protected Secretary of Labor Calls for Legislation Providing Stiff Penalties for Mishandling of Union Money WASHINGTON (UP;—Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell call today for stiff new legislation to curb mishandling of labor welfare and pension funds including criminal prosecution for embezzlement ior misappropriation of fund moneys. Mitchell also urged Congress to grant the Labor Department sweeping powers to investigate fund records and to ask criminal ' prosecutions for their falsification or destruction. Under his proposals fund managers would be required to register their funds with the Labor Department and to file annual financial ! reports to it. The department then i would make the information pub- ,lic as well as report to Congress ! pn any recommendations for curb- 'ing fund abuses. Mitchell laid his proposals before a special Senate subcommittee on welfare and pension fund legislation. He recommended adding 10 amendments to a bill introduced last year by Sens. Irving M. Ives (R-N.Y.), and Goi-Jon Allot (R-Colo.) and H. Alexander Smith (-R-N.J.). The labor secretary said that developments brought out at hearings of the Senate Rackets Committee "have reinforced our earlier conclusion" that such legislation is needed. He said that almost seven billion dollars annually go into the funds. He said estimates indicate that about 20 million employee are covered by life insurance plans and 133 million by retirement ifunds. "These plans in their totality •have such importance for the security of the American people," he said, "that the public interest justifies at this time registration and annual reporting of all of them." Roberto Rosselini Checks Out of Hotel Following Fisticuffs BOMBAY, India (UP)—Roberto Rossellini secretly checked out of the Taj Mahal Hotel Sunday night aided by members of the hotel stafif who traded punches with newsmen trying to report his departure. Mrs. Sonali Dai Gupta, 27-year- old Indian film script writer who is reported to have left her husband for love of the 51-year-old Italian movie director, remained in the room she has occupied next to Rossellini's. Room boys and the hotel housekeeper spirited Rossellini out of the hotel shortly after 9 p.m. The hotel staff refused to give out any information and tried to stop reporters from telephoning. A brief scuDfle resulted. A check with the airport showed Rossellini had not left the city by plane. But police confirmed the government has declined to extend his visa and lie is expected to leave India within a week. When Roiisellini flew in from New Delhi earlier Sunday he again denied he is on anything oi.her than good terms with his wife, Ingrid Bergman. Asked if he also denied the reports linking his name with Sonali, he snapped "Yes, I deny everything." Meanwhile, an Indian film strict named Neelam roportej she dated Rossellini when lie first arrived in Bombay. She said she loft in a hurry when the atmosphere in his hotel room became "too intimate." Flood Threat Past in State Ity UNITED PRESS Indiana streams fell toward normal today as shower forecasts missed their mark Sunday and little precipitation was predicted the rest c-E this week. The Wabash River eased back toward its banks all the way down to below Vincennes, and the White River did likewise north of the PeterSburg-Hazelton-Shoals area. Showers scheduled for Sunday failed to materialize, although •dark clouds threatened most of the day. The weatherman saw no further rain until Wednesday or Thursday, and then averaging only about one-tenth of an inch north and east and less than that in the southwest section. Showers Thursday — Memorial Day—might postipone, delay or shorten the 500-mile auto race at Indianapolith, which has had uncanny good luck from the weather over nearly half a century. Temperalures hit the 70s throughout Hoosierland Sunday, ranging from 79 at Fort Wayne and South Bend to 78 at Evans-, YtUe at peak points. The mercury! dropped (o the 50s over the state| early this morning, including a low of 50 at Lafayette and 54 at Evansville. Fair to partly cloudy skies were on tap for today with a cooler trend bringing highs ranging from 60 to 73. The mercury will drop to a range of 42 to 45 tonight and warm up to 74 to 80 Tuesday. The five-day outlook called for temperatures averaging about 2 degrees below normal north and •near normal south. Normal highs are 74 to 80, normal lows 53 to 59. "Warmer Tuesday, turning cooler about Thursday and warmer again Friday and Saturday," the outlook said. WAC TO SPEAK How to leave your family a Deed instead of a Debt whether you are already paying on a. mortgage or just undertaking the purchase of a home, there is an important question which you should face: would your wife and children have a hpme "tree and clear" if something should happen to you? The.answcr to this question it as near at your phone. Your Metropolitan Rcpre- aentative can work out a specific solution to fit your needs and your income. For instance, a Metropolitan Mortgage Term Plan is designed to cover the usual type of home mortgage which decreases each year as payments on trie principal are made. The face amount of the Mortgago Term Plan decreases in the same proportion, so that your level premium is relatively inexpensive. A more satisfactory plan for many men is a Metropolitan Whole Life Policy. This is permanent insurance which not only assures that funds will be available for payment of the mortgage in the event of death, but also builds cash and loan values which may be used to take care of mortgage payments in the event of illness or emergency. Because the face value does not decrease, it can be used for continuing protection for you and your family after the mortgage is paid off. Whatever plan your Metropolitan Representative suggests, you can be sure that it will be specifically designed to meet your present and future needs. We suggest that you call him today and let him help you set the wheels in motion to help protect the continued owncr- ihip of your home by your family. He will welcome the opportunity to show that... Metropolitan service is «>s local as Main Street ... as close «.• your phone J20'/i East Broadway LOGANSPORT OFFICE MR. L. W. BROOME, Manager MR. FRANK B. FOLIO, Assistant Manager Lognnsport, Indiana Phone 3121 Metropolitan Life (A MUTUAL **"-i*\ 'A Insurance Company HI COMPANY) w York Boy Falls From Log And Drowns in River PORTBRSVIDLE, Ind. (UP)—A 17-year-old Loogootee boy drowned in the backwaters of the flooded White Rdver a mile west of here Sunday. State Police said Randall Hoffman was riding a log in the water while two of his companions swam along behind him. Hoijfman, who could not swim, fell off the log and drowned before his friends could reach him. The other two boys were Tommy Conolty, 17, Alfordsville, and Royce Burris, Loogootee. Sgt. Bonnie Wadnizak will represent the Women's Army Corps during an Armed Forces program for Logansport high school seniors Wednesday morning, Jack Ulmer, director of guidance at the high school, said Sgt. Wadnizak and a representative from the Women's Air Force will talk with senior girls in the Lincoln junior high school auditorium. Representatives of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy will talk with the senior boys during the guidance period in the high school auditorium, Ulmer said. Sgt. Wadnizak is from Indianapolis Recruiting Main Station. Master Sergeant Frank M. Cheves, NCOIC of the Logansport Army Recruiting station, and Sgt. John I. Stangle, also of the Logansport station, will participate in the program. Keyes Assigned To Speedway Duty Stale Trooper Richard Keyes, of ;his city, lias been assigned to duty at the Indianapolis Speedway for Memorial day. to assist in handling the heavy Lraffic there during the annual 500-mile race. He also was on duty there Sunday, helping direct traffic during the time trials. , Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Eleven Blame Bad Weather For Ship Collisions SAOLT STE. MARIE, Mich. (UP)—The weekend fog and rain caused two ship collisions in the Lake Superior-Lake Huron and Lake Huron-Lake Michigan passages. Most serious was the collision of •the Verona, owned by Interlakes Steamship Co., and the Joliet, owned by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. The collision occurred Sunday morning in detou:' passage at the northern edge of Lake Huron. The crash cut a hole in the bow of the Verona, which was upbound tor the iron ore fields, carrying a load of stone. The Verona was reported crossing the channel for unloading docks. The Joliet. also suffered bow damage. An hour earlier, the Henry Phipps and the B.F. Affleck brushed each other in the Straits of Mackinac a mile west of the Mackinac bridge. Neither . was seriously damaged. Both ships aro owned by the Pittsburgh Steamship Lines. Read the Classified Ads LADIES GOLF THURSDAY The Dykeman Park Ladies golf association will conduct its weekly ladies day program al 1 p.m. Tuesday instead of Thursday. 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