Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 14, 1957 · Page 23
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 23

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 14, 1957
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Friday Evening, June 14, 1957. Emotional Aspects Cloud Complicated Girard Case By EARNEST HOBERECHT United Press Staff Correspondent TOKYO (UP) —The controversial case of American GI William Girard has become so clouded by emotion both in the United States and Japan that a simple recital of facts is in order. The fundamental ones are these: 1. A Japanese woman, Mrs. Naka Sakai, is dead. She was killed while gathering used American shell casings and other'scrap metal on an American firing range north of Tokyo. 2. She was killed by an empty shell from a grenade launcher fired by Specialist 3-c Girard of Ottawa, Dl. 3. Girard would never have been on the firing range that Jan. 30 had not American troops been stationed in Japan at the invitation of the Japanese government under terras ol a .mutual defease treaty. No Freedom Move That last point Is most important. It is a reflection of the peculiar problems that have arisen and will arise so long as the United States plays its dominant role in world affairs and stations Its soldiers around the globe. Obscured is the fact that there has never been any intent whatsoever to turn Girard free until a trial is held to determine whether his act wax deliberate or accidental. The question has been whether the Japanese courts or the U.S. military should try him. And that i revolves around the technicality of whether or not b«j was on duty at the time and whether or not he was performing official acts. American military authorities took the position that Girard was on duty. Bui they waived jurisdiction and agreed, after lengthy negotiations, to permit Japanese civil courts to try Girard. National Pride Hurt It was at this point that American public attention was first focused onjhe case. The U. S. De- I.E«AI/.\OTI(;K or' IM.'IU.K; fense Department then called for a complete review and told the Army to hold on to Girard until a decision was made. Opposition parties in Japan immediately jumped into use the affair as an excuse to attack the whole matter of American bases in Japan. They gained wide supporl as a result, for one thing, of statements made in the United States that Japanese courts were not'fair or competent. It hurt national pride. Almost ignored has been the special local circumstances at the firing range. The. area is posted, clearly marked in both English and Japanese. Nobody is supposed to enter. But the" villagers began entering the range and collecting the scrap years ago when it was used by the Japanese Army. The scavenging was highly competitive and the villagers edged closer and c'oser to danger points. Denies 'Lure' Claim The Japanese guard winked at the- regulations and let them in. When the Americans took over the range, they followed suit and let Hie villagers in the area pasc both American and Japanese guards. They are still doing so right now despite !he Girard ease. The Japanese contend Girard may havs been on duty but he was not performing it. They claim he tossed scrap metal toward Mrs. Sakai and lured her closer before hu fired. Girard denies it. Ha says he fired one empty cartridge from a grenade launcher in an effort to warn her away. That its the point on which the trial will hinge. But the far bigger question involved is how this will affect the future status of American servicemen stationed abroad in peacetime to defend America and the free world. or i.'AMH <:.,u,il, . *,)>•>». "" III"! 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Hy K. <;. .sun i, i. fur JixHi'.uttvi, Hw.mlu.rr No 1)1 « Kill* <:li:tlrtniin SAVE $16.55 IfT IT JODAT! 'ft HICK Cass Native Opens Veterinary Office Or. I'aiil J. Jiolirn, a native of Cass county a a graduate of L«- gan/iport high school, has opened an office in Kochcslcr for the practice of veterinary medicine Unil Kurifery. for the past year Dr. Bohm has been associated wild Urn. K. K. Lloyd and C. E. OK! at WeM. Bend, Wis., in a dairy unit xenorul nrnc- tici;. H« served aboard an LST in World War II amj participated in the Normandy invasion. Following' his discharge IK; entered Purdue university and later transferred lo Colorado A&M and received a n.S. degree In Animal Husbundry. After leaching agriculture in Colo- radio and Iowa for three years, Dr. Holirn entered Iowa Statu Collego where lie received Ma Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. His office in Hodieslor \s located at 15M South Main street. Boys State Picks Slate Of Officers BLOOMINGTON (UP) — Reed Stewart of Brazil led the Nationalist ticket to a sweep of seven of nine top "state" offices up for grabs at the annual Hoosier Boys State attended by about 900 teenagers from throughout Indiana. Stewart was -.elected governor Winamoc •A marriage license was issued June 10, to Miss Alma Jean DePoy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. DePoy, and Darl E. Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Harper, all of Star City. A marriage license was issued June 'll, to Miss Janet Irene Linback, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wesley Linback, and Kenneth Ludwig Kruger, son of Ludwig Carl Kruger, all of Francesville. A marriage license was issued June 33 to Miss Virginia Lee Sal- over Thomas R. Duncan of Mar-|inas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. tinsville. jLino Salinas of Monterey, and Other Nationalists elected were [Fredrick Louis Worley, son ot Mr. arrv Coleman of Garv. lieuten- and Mrs. Frank Worley of Wina- Barry Coleman of Gary, lieuten ant governor; Steve Yoder of Plymouth, secretary of state; Nick Poulton of Hammond, auditor; Robert Bates of Columbia City, attorney general; Dick Garland of Washington, court clerk and Don Ake of Richmond, court reporter. Federalist "state" officers included Dave Price Lafayette, treasurer; and Chris Jung of Bloomington, superintendent of public instruction. Named to Supreme Court posts from the Federalist ticket were James Cluley of Warren; Emerson Wells of Scoltsburg, and Jack Mack of Gary. Dave Baker of Logansport and David Meek of Fort Wayne were named to the high court from the Nationalist ticket. Appellate court judges named from the Federalist ticket were Frank Osha of Boonville, Bill Sexton of Evansville and Scolt Wilson of Muncie. Bill Ehrhardt of Marion, Mike Hayes o[ Hamlet and PJiil Detamore of Marion were named Ui the court from the Nationalist ticket. Federalists elected "mayors" included Chris Jung of Bloomington; David Puckett of Princo'.on; Alan Flory of Holton; Tony Gavin of Jeffersonville; Philip Hester of Arlington; John Van Wagtcndock of Bloomington; David Rogers of Huntington; Gary Fields of Liberty and Carl Corroll of Columbus. Named "mayors" from the Nationalist .slate were Norman Sprntl- lin of Tiplon; Danny Dridgewatcr of Scotlsburg; Stevo Turner ot Muncie; Tom Davis of Anderson; Koger Deck of Cruwfordsville; Gregory liaur of Carmcl and Tom Smallwood of Bedford. The youths were (.-loek'd by fellow delegates at the weak-long annual government training school sponsored by the American Legion. Sharon and Michael O'Donnell of Logansport, underwent tonsil- ectomies at Carneal hospital Friday, Juno 7. Twin sons were born June 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Osborn of Star !ity at Carneal hospital. The jabies only lived a short time and ;raveside services were held at the Star City cemetery. A son was born June 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Norem of Knox, at Carneal hospital. A son was born June -12, to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sommers of Grass Creek at Carneal hospital. Sylvan H. Mountain, son was ap- >ointed executor of the Willoughby •f. Mountain estate. Petition was filed by Kathleen Wanning Koekenburg, widow of Hwood Koekenburg, to have all assets turned over to her without administration. Hearing was set Hiatt. Rev. Jones attended the full 'or July 1. | conference from Wednesday to Sun- Petition was filed to have Kather-'day. ' IJOG WANTED HAJlTFOfiD, Conn.—State ftcp Louis Padulu of Norwalk noted that Connecticut hn« u state hint, a state floWer und a slate true but no nlate dog. Ho tiugguHed « bea- ,'le to "bring the dog closer to the robin, the mountain iuurcl and the whita oak." BADMINTON SETS from . $3.98 SPORTLAND 515 Broadway Ph. 2310 ine C. Schmicker appointed administrator of the estate of William F. Schmicker. The petition was granted. Mrs. Charles Cramer and son, Eichard, and Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Riffil visited recently at Lafayette in the home of Mrs. Cramers' brother, John Roberts. A group of employes of the State hospital at Logansport were dinner guests of Mrs. Gladys Miller in the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Parish, Tuesday evening. They were Mrs. Faye Funk, Mrs. Mabel Knowland, Mrs. Loretta Camp,- Mrs. Virgie Gugle. Mrs. Lulu Fisher of Star City was also a guest. Miss Karen Riffil, student in Elkhart, will come Friday to spend the weekend in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Riffil. Rev. Burton Fletcher, who is being transferred to Winamae from Westville to replace 'Rev. John Paul Jones at the .Methodist church, will hold his first service Sunday morning. Rev, Jones will go to 'Princeton and will have charge of that church after June 23. The Jones family expect to move to Princeton sometime that week. People from Winamae who attended the Northwest Indiana conference of Methodist churches held in Purdue Music Hall last Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lafchrop,, Mrs. John Paul Jones, Mrs. Florence Leeson, Mrs. James Burrows, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I-Iorner, Mr. and Mrs. Gill Gordon and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY A Big Line of Appropriate Gltts for Dad Billfolds Fountain Pens Pen and Pencil Sets Desk Pen Sots Cigarette Cases Cigarette Lighters Travel Cases Comb and Brush Sets Shaving Brushes Shaving Mugs Cocktail Sets 'Cocktail Shakers Ppker Chip Sets Tobacco Pouches Pipe Rack* Ash Trays Pipes Baro motors Binoculars Fine Cigar Humidors Fine Lugrgago Tie Rack* GIVE DAD AiN ELECTRIC RAZOR Schick "25*—Remington "60"—Sunbeam Ronson and, Norolco Shaving Sets OLD SPI'OB SBAFORTH Ronson Lighters AIL SIZES AND PRICES Fino Smoking Tobacco—Boxes of Fine Cigars and Hundreds of other Appropriate Gifts for Dad. HIS NAME OR MONOGRAM IN GOLD LETTERS PREE ON POU'NTAkN PENS AND 'LEATHER GOODS Timberlake's Gift Shop Fitzgerald Estate Estimated at $500 The estate of the late Dr. Hugh Fitzgerald, 59, who died June 8, was estimated at $500 in personal property when it was opened Thursday in the Cass circuit court with the filing of his will for probate. Dated April 18, 1950, it leaves all of his estate to his three children, Thomas, Mary and Patricia. A sister, lola Davis, 106 West Miami, was named administratrix with the will annexed. Harold J. Tuberty i? the attorney for the estate. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Logansport; Indiana, Pfiar Frank Johnson Will Is Declared Valid The will at the late Frank M. Johnson was ruled valid by Judge Clifford 0. Wild in the Cass circuit court Thursday following a reported out-of-court settlement of the suit by a niece, Ruth Barnes, contesting the will. The complaint, filed last Oct. 2 through the law firm of O'Neill and O'Neill, named as defendants Esther Pearson, executrix; Harry, Ralph, Marje, Helen and Irene Johnson, Paul Hanna, Mildred Pearcy, Helen Pllske, Alfreta Shuman, Betty Tylseg and Jean Tocco. arcs-Tribune Seven Galveston The Legion auxiliary entertained at a social meeting for the Grirl State candidates and their mothers. Karen Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Patterson, and Jean Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards, are the Galveston. high school juniors who will leave June 23 to spend a week at Indiana university. 'The alternates are Judy Robertson and Marcia Cunningham. Fourteen members enjoyed playing travel, with prizes going to Mrs. Carol Zehring and Jean Edwards. Re- reshments were served. The Methodist WSCS met at the ome of Mrs. Lucille Wilson for the May meeting. The lesson was presented by Mrs. Nellie Rush and Mrs. Ray Atlcbery. The sub- iect of "rag rugs" was discussed and it was decided that all mem- bers bring rags to sew at the next meeting. Seventeen ladies and four children were present. Garrett Grant, music director ot the Galveston schools, has resigned to accpec a position with the Beech Grove school south o{ Indianapolis. The Loyal Union class of The E. U. B. church met at the home of Mrs. Delta Julow for their May meeting. Rev. E. C. Reidenbach gave the prayer and Mrs. Marjorie Reidenbach led devotions. Readings were given by Mesdames Luke Couk. Mae Coute, Nellie Clements, Myrtle Ovler, Marjorie Reidenbach, Dell Johnson, and Minnie McDonald, who also gave the closing prayer. Mrs. Couk was winner of both the contest and attendance prizes, Mrs. Coate assisted the hostess in entertaining. Read the Classified Ack KACII EVENING—7: M JUNK Ifilh ThniiiKh :!(!lh No Collections Tnkan REMEMBER DAD NEXT SUNDAY Wit-h a new Sheaffer Snorkle Pan s«t with his name in gold free on each. • Shoaffer Pens $3,75 to $25.00. Timber-lake's Gift Shop i ' .. •. . >.., i.. — ~ • — ' .• • —= 'Without Money Without Price" WHAT? SALVATION ANNOUNCING GOSPEL MEETINGS WHERE? CHURCH OF CHRIST 200 Columbia Street, Logansport, Indiana We invite you to attend all services. HAROLD TAYLOR of Bedford, Indiana WILL DELIVER THE MESSAGES Many Gospel Subjticls YIHI Will Wnnl lo Hour. Itwiitrndnnal Gospel Sin J.cuni the V'nclH CimcKruJng tbo Nmv TralJimcnt Clinrc!,, Kvcry VlHltor Is an Houurml (Jiiiwt. Onn't I\HBH Any iif Tlu-si! MI>KHUKI!H. WELCOME TO ALL 25" m COLORS- FOB-MEN! liumxw .Sclik-k "£>"— <mV ft^uvo oitofoe ut USE MOHIMAN'S BUDGET PtAN $1.00 Down $1.00Weok MOHLMANfe FATHER'S DAY ... SUNDAY! « « » Give Him "Wearables"! Dad has a taste in clothes all his very own and we've got the "personality" styles, colors, quality, and wearability he likes in sportswear and accessories. Choose that "gift"—perfect for Father's Day, Sunday, here! CABANA SETS ... Bright and cool beaHh outfits for Father'* Day giving, From $7.95 ENTER PURITAN'S *76,000 FATHER'S DAY FESTIVAL Superba Ties $1.30 Airman "Jag" J/acfcets $5.95 • Manhattan Slilrt» $3.95 and $4.50 Interwoven »tretch sox $1.00 ManhaHan Pn|ama» $3.95 and $4.93 Crojco Jackets from $4.95 Buy His Gifts Where He Buys for Himself i Adam arid Reifitol Hofi $1.95 to $5.00 313-315 MARKET tTRBCT AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR SHOPPING COMFORT

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