Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 5, 1957 · Page 21
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 21

Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Friday, July 5, 1957
Page 21
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Friday Evening, July 5, 1957. Terre Haute Jury Indicts Slayer of 2 TERRE HAUTE (UP)—A Vigo County Grand Jury has returned five indictments >. including two charging first - degree murder against a wife-swapping, truck driver who killed his ex-wife and Km. The jury accused Thomas Whitaker, 39, of first-degree murder in the slaying of-Mrs. Alma Martin, 36, and their son, Jack Whitaker, 11, June 23. It accused him of assault and battery wilh intent to commit a felony for the wounding of Mis. Martin's husband, • Stewart, 40. and Whitaker's and Mrs. Martin's daughter, Regina, 9. The final indictment was first- degree burglary for breaking into the Martin's $40,000 home in a fashion-able suburb on the night • of the shooting. WJiitaker broke into the house armed with a shotgun. After exchanging blasts with Martin, he killed his ex-wife and son and wounded Regina as she begged for her life. Whitaker surrendered about 13 hours after the shooting. The two' couples were once close friends. They were divorced two months apart last year and swapped mates. Whitaker allegedly did the shooting because a judge awarded his children to their mother. Regina has been taken off the "critical list" at Union Hospital here, but her condition remained serious. Rochester Mr, Elmer Kuhn of Akron was admitted to the Miller Nursing Home, Rochester, Monday. Mrs. Elmer Kuhn, of Akron, entered Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, Wednesday, where she •will undergo special .treatments. Mrs. Edward Delp, Mrs. High Miller, Mrs. Dee Berricr, ali of Rochester, and Mrs, Granville Deaton, Akron, were in Elkharl Tuesday where they attended a District meeting of the Federation Executive Council. Mr. and Mrs.'Clyde Castlernan have returned from a weeks lisn- ing trip at Brandon,- Minn. The Guild Alumni of the First Baptist Church were entertained NOTJC'K! TO NO HTATE OF INDIANA, COUNTY OK CAKH. HH: IN THK CAHti CIRCUIT COURT, AJMKL TKH.VI, JBB7. *>"»• • NO: I'rohUKi 1111)78. Nollco to Non-KorildenU ot I'otflion to HiiH' Koal Entail! IN TJ-ID! MATTER OK 1 TIIM JOH- NORM AN L. KIKHMNO: AD- M1NIHTHA.TOK OK TI110 KHTATIi! OK UHAHUCH KJN.NKV VH Tho "Unknown D<jii«:i:jiauntM, ffelrn, J}o- •viHuiiH, l,«i<iui)i)n, Truiil'iCH urid Aa- *iKn« tit (,'hitrlww ll.\niir.y; KL Al Uo It Known, thnt on thl« Mill day of .luun, 1JJ57, Um ahnvu nurrt- «d Arimlulntratur, rllod wllli th« court, it uiilllion for tlio «ri.I« nt r«al BHlate uKuliiMl. tho rli)f«mljint.H and perNOn* lMturit«l.ct(i fn l,b() nail) of thrj rtio.1 flKUitu in tlui aljuvit ttn- llil»id CIUIKII, KiitDlhiir wltli bin affidavit that tho UtifonflRntH und pitriion*'lntfiri:flt«<l In Ihii unlit ot itald rual uHLato, htjrulnaftftr narn- «d am not r-rtHldimu of thn Hlu.tr, of Indiana and that tlici ruhldn/icii and namtiH r»( UK; (lliMCundilllU, Jmlrii, dnvlnniiK. IciKutnim, lru«l»i»i and anft)KiiH, of Mai'l IIITHOIIH, upon dillKeni. Inquiry, urn unknown, to•wlt: Tins IfiiUnown iJiiMcrnnlariu, JlnlTM, Jjr.vlmntd, J.yKalllOH, TrtlH- r*ri« and AH«|K-(IK of rfial-lflH K/n- Jiny; <;liarl<!» K, Klnuny; Tim Unknown IJofci-nrlii/itN, HMr«, Ijitvl- **«(«, LttKitlittm, Tr««(rt«« Hint A«- MKlin of (MmrlriK K. Klluioy; .Julia fjorrioii; Tliu llnknov/u DuHcnnd- ant», Holm, IJ«V|.«(M)«, LiijfatmjH, TriitttfiitH and AHHIKHH of ."Julia rior- rion; N. I'. Klnuny: Tlin Unknown l)ftm:emliintH, U'ili-M, JJovtmirm, in the home ot Mrs. Helen De- Bruler Monday evening with 15 members and one guest, Mrs. Ward, present. Mrs. Dorothy Pontius was the assistant hostess. • Due to the illness of the president, Mrs. Joseph Ewing, the vice president, Mrs. Lon Zimmerman, presided over the meeting, which she opened with prayer. The various reports were given and approved. A short .discussion was held on Missions, and Mrs. Pontius gave the devotions. A short business meeting was held, after which the meeting olosed by all repeating the guild cevenant. . ' Mrs. Hugh Miller gave a .most outstanding discussion on Japan, using" many articles of clothing, household furnishings, etc., to illustrate her talk, which was most instructive as well as entertaining. The .hostesses served delightful refreshments, using miniature Japanese umbrellas as favors. Mrs. Hi Miller, who is seriously ill was taken from the Miller Nursing Home Tuesday evening, to the Woodlawn Hospital. Monday in Fulton County Justice of the Peace courts three men paid fines and costs of $15.75 each. In Everett Gray's Fulton court, Michae! Calvert, Kokomo, was convicted of.disregarding a stop sign, and George W. Greer, Logansport, was convicted of speeding in a posted zone. In James Walton's Rochester court, Albert E. Leak, Elkhart, pleaded guilty of exceeding the State Truck speed limit. He was cited by State police. Mrs. Ollie Breen, 719 East Ninth street has as her guests this week, her granddaughters, Linda Meyer, of Mentone, and Dianna Meyer, of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sheets and family have as their guest this week, Miss Linda Albin of Niies, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Clay Smith left Tuesday morning for Wisconsin where they will vacation for a month, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sanderson and Mr, and Mrs. Barney Sanderson were visitors in Delphi, Sunday. Mrs. Sophia Boggess, mother of MISTER BREGER "Kinda NEW at umpirin', aintcha?" Mrs. Joe Ewing, 913 Monrop street, was taken in the Foster and Good Ambulance, Tuesday from the daughter's home to the Woodlawn hospital. •Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crissinger, R,R. 3, entertained recently the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. William Hall, Win'amac, Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Crissinger, Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. .Edwin Crissinger and daughter, Debbie, Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Ernest Swanson, Rochester. Building commissioner Carl Van- Trump announces eighteen build-, ing permits have been issued the past month; Those receiving permits are Don Metzger, addition to residence; Kenneth Parker, new residence; Frank Miller, addition to residence; Floyd Overmyer, remodeling residence; Don Kumler, addition- to residence; Dr. E. F. Reuter, new residence and offices; and John Price, addition and improvements. Repairs to the court house roof were discussed by the Fulton County commissioners when they met this week. Rain had leaked through into the Auditor's office, and also in the court room on the second floor. It has been several ycari- since anything was done to the roof. - ' ' ; • The revised estimate of a bridge to replace the one on the Burton Road, which collapsed recently is $7,098. for a sectional plate tile Farm Bureau Co-op, extension to | bridge. offices; Virgil Sullon, addition; Ro- The new estimate for a pre-cnst bert Feecc, trailer home; Arthur Grimm, addition to residence; Raymond Barker, addition to residence; Jesse and Lawrenco Brown, remodeling of law offices; George Halterman, new residence; George Pollock, addition to lake residence; concrete bridge in the South .west section of Rochester township is $7,931. The commissioners also approved division into lots of a section ot land North East of the Nickel Plate R. R, and West ot Lake Man- tiou, known as Jordan's Addition. The land is owned by Ethel B, and Walter A. Jordan. Sunday morning in ths court of justice of. the peace, Claude South, of Plymouth, Mrs. Donald Reno, 43, Rochester, pleaded not guilty to their auxiliary met in the IOOF lodge rdoms late last week .to honor a past 50-year member, Artie Miller, and also to dedicate new furnishings of the social room. • At 7:30 p.m., the 75 members present' gathered . in the dining a charge of operating a motor ve-jroom,, where they were served a hide while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. She was released after posting a bond of 5100. The .charge followed a one car accident, which occurred in Walnut township. Marshall county, Saturday evening, in which an auto driven by. Mrs. Reno swerved off the road, into, a ditch, returned to the road, then dropped .back into the ditch, and crashed through a fence. Three other occupants of the car, Donald Reno, 49, Frank Summers, 35, and Clara Miller, 53, Argos, were each! lined $19.50 on charge of public intoxication. Wednesday in Fulton circuit court,' Patty Lou Paxton filed suit for divorce from .Larry E. 'Paxton, charging cruel .and inhuman treatment. She also seeks custody of their minor child. The couple was married Jan. 31, 1955 and separated July 2, 1957. Also Robert J. Bright filed for divorce from Delores Bright, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The complaint states the • couple was married Aug. 14, 1955 and separated-July 3, 1957. The plaintiff requests custody of their 2 minor children. Leon Lunstord of Peru was visiting friends in and around Rochester Monday, calling on Mr', and Mrs. William Wagoner and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hazclbush. Miss Ann Wagoner has accepted a position, with the Russell See Taxicab line. Mr. and Mrs. William Wagoner and daughter Beverly spent Sunday with their daughter _ and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Syrus" and sons, William Robert and Jaffry Lynn, in Indianapolis. Twertty four members of the luncheon, in charge of Mrs. Ruth Werner, chairman; assisted by Mrs. 'Mabel Snyder, Mrs. Alma Rogers, Mrs. Mae Meader, Mrs. John Inman, Mrs* Rosie Kessler and Mrs. Doris buff. Members then went to the lodge room where the N. G. of each order, Mrs. Mabel'Snyder and Me) Wagoner, gave short talks. Dr. Dale Berkebile led group singing, Mrs, Kenneth Castleman accompanied at the piano. Mel Wagoner gave Miller a movie camera, a'gift from the orders, and Miller then presented the officers of the lodge with new collars. He was assisted in the presentation by Major General- Elias Miller, of the Patriarch Militant. A social hour was then held. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crowel of Griffith visited Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kessler. Joyce Gluck, Ellen Elaine Reese and Beverly Ballenger left Monday to attend the Methodist's church camp for a wee.k at Pottawattomi near Winamac. Mrs. Bess Voorhees and son Lynn had as their dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.- Gene Skirvin and daughter, Fairmount; and Mr. and Mrs. William 'Baldwin and family, South Bend. • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Docring, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Devon Marshall, of Mentono, left Saturday for two week's vacation in-Florida The Past Noble Grand's club will meet in the home of Mrs. Mac Meader Friday at 2 p.m. Mr, and Mrs, Thomas Rhodes were guests over the weekend of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burkett and family. Gl«n SalUgivci'j ot rou'.e 5, Rochester, .suffered slight burns on Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribun* Sev« Friendship class of the First Chris-i«ls .hands Sunday when gasoline tlan church held a basket dinner in I on the floor of the forage caught the church basement Sunday at 1 p.m. Invocation 'was given by Hev. Jumcs Klmscy. * The Odd Fellows and Rebckahs, with the Patriarch Militant and fire. He was cleaning lib hands in gasoline- when his cigarette lighter dropped from h.js pocket onto the floor und ignited the gasoline, - The Revl Ricliarc! Dickson, Ful- ton County Deputy Sheriff, and family left Tuesday for the West Coast, They will visit relatives in San Diego, Calif, and also in Minnesota. The Rev. Dickson will preach in the San Diego Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, July 6, and on Sunday, July 13, he will preach in the Nazarene church in Denver, Colo., then prech in Sioux City, la. The Dlcxsons plan on being on vacation for 17 days. Mrs. Esther Smith'spent Sunday in South Bend wilh Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Lilly and family. Mrs. Delores Sriver of Akron is enjoying a week's vacation from her duties at.Deamer's office, Rochester. . Keith Felix of Plymouth was in Rochester Tuesday on business, and so "was Charles J. Duesler of Hunlington. Mrs. Madge Waymire is assisting in the Fulton County Clerk's office this week. ' Tuesday in Fulton Circuit Court Carol Brzezinski entered divorced against Robert Joseph Brzezioski, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Nora Kimble ot Kewanna was a business visitor jn Rochester Tuesday. Kate (Stork) Foley entered suit in Fulton Circuit Court Tuesday against William Sloan, asking for a judgement for service amounting lo $400. Mrs. Hiram Miller is seriously ill in the Miller Nursing Home. Her son Edward and family from Illinois are at her bedside. The Rev. and Mrs. Fields of California will arrive Friday to be j weekend gue.sts ot Mr. and Mrs. 'Lyle Bailey and other friends. The Rev.' Fields is a former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rochester. Admissions to Woodlawn hospital are Mnry Ann Heiden, Lo«ans- port; •Joseph Feilorcr, Kewanna; Mrs Joe Ault, Cloypool; Mm. ni- chnrd Slash, 217 East Ninth street; Everett Swick, Clnypool. Mr. and Mrs. John Slownrd, fi07 West Ninth street, are the parents of a son. State Checks Are Stolen INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Three State Treasury checks totaling $359.20 were stolen in or near the Indiana Statehouse, the United Press learned today. Two of the checks were forged and cashed in the office of the State Treasurer. They totaled $242.08. State Auditor Roy Combs said the checks,' intended as reimbursement for gross income tax overpayments, apparently were taken in his office, or en route to the Gross Income Tax Division a fevr blocks away, or in the division itself. State Police plainclotJiesmcn were assigned to (he investigation. Deputy Slatfe Auditor Allen LJjri ley said a messenger from Che division picked up the checks last. Thursday in the Stale-house and delivered them to the other building. A routine check there showed three checks missing. Two checks—made out with apparent forged endorsements to Albert C. Taylor and Omer F. Taylor—were cashed at a teller's cage in the office of State Treasurer Adolph Fossler, only two doors from the auditor's offic« where Miey were made out. The third check—written to Fred E. Hanstings—was still missing. Stotenouse observers foared tti» thiet may have been someone familiar with state offices and procedures. "WHY, HELLO THERE" BUTTON. Mich. (UP) — Mrs. 'Morris HnndJolcn caught a man climbing through her kitchen window. He' said he came to fix her husband's car, The stranger left after stammering through his explanation and wiping his finRcr- prints from surfaces lie touched. Kent County sheriff's officers ar« searching. Read the Classified Ads , , K:i<j, rpiLiMiH find AtinlKMK of N. I'. ICInnny: Cullln ICtiinny; Tli«l , K:it<Kj», TrilpiLiMiH N. . 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