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.Ten Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tdbun* Hunt Gunman In Kidnaping Of Little Boy Fugitive Identified As Sex ••"Pervert Escapes After ": Crash; Releases Captive CHICAGO CUP) — A special police unit investigating the 1955 Puerto Ricon Kills Boy; Says He Wanted Skull for Love Potion V1NELAND, N.J. ('UP, — A Puerto Rican farm handyman has admitted he killed a teen-aged boy last October to get the top of his skull to make a love potion, Police Capt. John Barsuglia announced today. Barsuglia said the dramatic ad- j mission of the "black magic" slaying was made by Juan Rivera! Aponte, 45, handyman on the farm - , , of Idsk and Celina Rosenblum, slaying of three schoolboys has Polish displaced persons who gave joined the search for an apparent!him a job two years ago. . sex pervert and gunman who kid- •naped a 6-year-old Wisconsin boy. • Sgt. Thomas Mulvey, head of the special unit, sent members of his detail to Burlington, Wis., Sunday to question residents in an effort to learn the gunman's identity. He said it was possible the unsolved triple murder in Chicago and the kidnaping of little Scott Vrchota of near Burlington Saturday night might be linked. The gunman, driving a car with Illinois license plates, shot and wounded one of Ms pursuers and later released the Vrchota boy unhurt. A neighbor of the Vrchotas, -Robert Hughes, 32, a brush sales•man, witnessed the abduction in the town of Honey Creek and chased the fugitive at high speeds. Hughes pulled oven with the kidnaper's car near the Burlington city limits, but the gunman fired lour shots and wounded Hughes in the arm. Hughes lost control of his car and crashed into a ditch. His condition was not serious. Burlington Police Chief Walter Cabriel said the' man apparently yraa a sex pervert. Gabriel said ..the driver tried to tear off the ; boy's clothes during the wild ride. •'. •; The bandit, described as about •_ 'to years old with red hair, re••' leased Scott unharmed on a •; Burlington street where he was .- found by his father, Robert. •; The youngster, screaming with • fright, told his father, "Don't chase " Jlim Daddy, he'll shoot at you." • Scott's father had joined the chase, '. but couldn't keep pace at the • 90-mile-per-hour speeds. i- "The only thing is I wish I had : ; a faster car," Vrchota said. "I • could have caught this guy." . The kidnaper eluded roadblocks • Bet up in several Wisconsin coun- !'tios by police Who issued a two; stale alarm. He was last seen . driving sou'Ji toward Illinois. ; The special Chicago police unit • Investigating the murders of 1 Robert Peterson, 14, John Schues- • sler, 13, and his brother, Anton, 11, ; continues to spend Its full time • checking out leads to the crime. The police captain said Aponte admitted the strangulation slaying of 13-year-old Hoger Carletto, who disappeared last Oct. 13 and whose body was recovered from a chicken house on the Rosenblum farm last Tuesday. The boy was killed and buried in the chicken house where Aponte lived after the handyman had read a book on black magic, and thought he needed a dried human skull to complete a potion to enable him to 'cast a spell over women, Barsuglia said. The police said the top of the boy's skull was found in a stove in Aponte's quarters in the chicken bouse. Barsuglia, outlining Aiponte's alleged confession, said the handyman told him the Carletto boy walked into the chicken house and asked for a cigarette just after the farmhand had finished reading a chapter in the magic book calling for the skull as a potion ingredient. He said Aponte admitted he slugged the boy with his fists from behind, and then strangled him wilh a cord. Aponte buried the boy in the house, and proceeded to water his grave three times daily, according to Barsuglia, He opened the grave seven months after the slaying, cut off the top of the youngster's head, and placed it in the dismantled stove to. dr.y, the police captain said. The boy's body was uncovered by police last Tuesday after Aponte told police that Rosenblum was the slayer. He said he had seen the farm owner kill the boy, and had helped bury him. The handyman said Rosenblum threatened to kil! him if he told of the slaying, according to his story, Rosenblum was arrested and subsequently charged with homicide, despite his denials. The police captain said Aponlc began to hedge during questioning late Sunday, and finally admitted the slaying today. •Graham Warns Sex : And Atom Threaten -.World Civilization • NEW YORK (UP) — A combination of sexual obsession and nuclear weapons threatens to destroy •civilization, evangelist Billy Graham warned Sunday night. The 311-year-old r-ovivalisl told a packed Madison Square Rarden .audience of 19,200 persons that • tliere has novur been a generation '.go obsessed with sex as Hie • present one. That obsession, coupled with ma' torialism and atomic weapons, • Graham said, threatens to bring to the present world Asks Declaration Of Independence For Nation's Blind CHICAGO (-UP) - A sightless leader in work for Hie blind looks •for science and legislalion to provide his sightless fellow Americans with a declaration of independence. "The greatest need of the blind person is for things that make him •more independent," said Hulcn Walker, of Washington. Given time, Walker said he believed that the field of electronics Kenneth Norris, formerly of Brookston, will be new superintendent of: schools at White county. He will assume duties Aug. 16, succeeding. Forest Lake. Norris, who received his BS degree at Central Normal and did graduate work at Purdue University, has been principal of schools at Brookston the past two years. Before this he coached basketball and track at Brookston six years and at Warsaw four years. Norris is 34 years'old, married, and has. too ' Pro Parlays Pa's Tip, Pills Into 2 Wins STE. DOROTHBE, Que. (UP)— Slander iPaul Harney, the hottest golfer on the PGA circuit, credits a- putting tip from his father and newly - prescribed headache pills for his second major • tournament victory in three weeks. The graying native of Worcester, Mass., continued his extraordinary sub-par shooting Sunday" to win the $29,000 LaBatt Open and pick up top money of $3,500. He headed almost immediately for Kitchener, Ont., for the $25,000 Canadian Open after registering 1 his l6lh under-par round in the last 12 outings.. On ohe other tiwo -he matched par. Harney, playing his third year on the pro circuit, finished one stroke in front of huge George Bayer, the only player who. can outdrive Harney.. Bayer blew a chance to tie Harney with a 278 when he bogeyed tihe par-4 IWh, missing a 2%-foot putt for his par. "I fugured.I had to shoot a 69 to win and that's what I was .out to do," said the light, 140-pound Harney. "There were so many right behind me children, Roger, 11, and Linda, 8 He now lives in Monticello. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving) No Cool-Off Is Indicated Rest Of Week Weather Man Says Showers Tonight And Tuesday Will Harne y- Bring Temporary Belief ing into the final round that I really wasn't worried about any one man." Dow Finsterwald, Tequesta, Fla., Bayer and Conrad were all just one stroke back of Harney after 54 holes. Ford, Gene Littler, Singing Hills, Calif., a winner in this event two years ago, and newcomer , Bill Trombley, were just three strokes oW the pace and Bert Weaver and Ken Venturi, who shared Uhe half - way lead with Harney, were four back. But none of them was able to come up with a big round and overtake dkr£>fcte¥& True Life Adventures SABLE SWORDSMAN A REAR ATTACK ON A SABLE ANTELOPE MAY BE POOR STKATE<3iy T=OR THE ATTACKER. PaK SHARF--UOKKS-ANP LETHAU ARE HIS HORNS, AND .HE \S AT7EPT AT THE BACKWAKP THRUST. Monday Evening, July 8. 195T. Cattle Checked After Nuclear Test CHICAGO — Veterinarians report that within five days after the testing of nuclear weapon in Nevada, marked increases have been noted in radioactive iodine in the thyroid' glands of Nevada cattle. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Corps of the U. S. Army and Air Force and researchers at the University of California have made exhaustive studies of the effect of radioactive fall-out on livestock and livestock fodders. The researchers reported that the increased radioactivity in cattle resulted from the fact that the animals grazed on grass and foliage exposed to fall-out. The thyroids of human beings in the same area have less than 1-1000 of the amount of radioactive, iodine found in cattle, the association said, In human beings, this is only a small portion of the radiation received in a chest X-ray, the association said, and is considered harmless. Library Reports Film Popularity Logansport Public Library reports that the Indiana Library Film Circuit proved its popularity in Lo- gasoprt again in June. Tlic nine films were loaned twenty-one times and viewed by 1,986 adults and 262 juveniles, or a total of 2,248 people. Community groups made the greatest use of these films last month, fifteen being loaned to community groups, three to churches and three to clubs. It's Bunning or Loes Vs. Simmons, Antonelli ST. LOUIS (UP)—Jim Bunning of Detroit or Billy Loes of Baltimore will start for the American League in Tuesday's All - Star Game, while National 'League j Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Corn- Suspend Liquor Permits INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The SUMMER FILM PROGRAM A summer film program will be featured at the Royal Center Methodist church basement Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. The public is invited to see "Canaries Are Fun." and "Paul's Voyage to Rome." We will sell at Public Auction Room in the Stony I'ike Roller Rink Auction Room, East Main St., Logansport, Ind. Sale at 7 p.m. (DST) Wednesday, July 10. Maple finish 4-piece bedroom suite, beds, dresser, chest of drawers, oxtra good, several living room suites, very good, 1 extra good chest of drasvers, 1 ping pong table, 1 lot Venetian blinds, 1 extra good M-W electric washing machine, gas refrigerator, safety swimming outfit, table, chrome chairs, Weslinghouse electric stove, ironing board, gas stove, kncehole desk, storm doors, windows, garden hose, bird bath, 1 extra nice center leg table, 1 extra good day bed, lamps, upholstered chairs, baby washer, paste board, wardrobe, 1 marble top bureau. This is everybody's auction. Bring your extra personal property you want to sell. Terms, cash. Not responsible for 'accidents. Wnldron, And., Dial 40430. Lunch room open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Will receive consignments, dial 5977. By UNITED PRESS Warm, humid .weather gripped Indiana today. Scattered thunderstorms were, expected to bring at least a little | relief tonight and Tuesday over the upper two-thirds of the state. But ria major cool-oEf was due, and weather forecasters saw a warm week in store for Hoosiers with temperatures averaging 2 Lo 5 degrees above normal highs of S3 to 91 and normal lows of 63 to 72. Highs ranged from 87 at South Major League Leaders Major League Lender^ Na(io"al League Ploycr & Club G. AB R. H. Pel. Aaron, Milw. 79 337 64 1-17 .347 skipper Walt Alston leaned toward one ot two left handers — Curt Simmons of the Phillies or Johnny Antonelli of the Giants. American League Manager Casey .Stengel had considered starting F/arly Wynn of Cleveland but tlvoso plans went out (he window when Wynn pitched—and lost—the nightcap of a double-header with the White Sox Sunday. Alston wonts a southpaw to star! for him because Hie American League's stalling lineup is packed with such left-handed power fritters as Yogi Berra, Ted Williams and Vic Wertz, Alston also has Milwaukee southpaw Fondy, Pitts. B7 273 32 94 -.344 ! Warren Spahn available to start Musial, St.L. 77 305 51 104 .341 Rdbinson, Cinci. 78 317 58 99 .312 Groat, Pitts. 51 209 23 65 .3M American League Bend to 84 at EvansviMc Sunday, M . anUo N . Y . 7725272 93 .369 and residents £rom Lake Michigan to itie Ohio River sweltered in temperatures wlhioh ranged no lower than the 70s early this 'morning, including 71 al Indianapolis and 75 at South Bend, Today's highs will range from 90 in the north to the low 90s in tlie south. Tonight's lows will range from the 80s north, wfierc cooler and less humid weather was expected, to the mk] 70s'in the where no relief was due at Williams, Bost. 72 248 55 85 .343 Boyd, Balti. 74 243 44 Ofl .337 . an end iystom. • "If any generation over needed •to prepare lo moot thy God, it's . this one," Graham said. "Espe; clally the people o[ New York. '• "One hydrogen bomb and you're , done," he said. • ' Graham quoted atomic scientists ' us having said nobody would survive- an atomic war. Their warnings, he said, tied in with scriptural prediction that the next judgment would come by fire. "The Bible Icachcx that Ihu come up with devices abling the blind to travel freely, for the rest, a bill pending Highs Tuesday will range from l>he low 80s to the low 90s. Wednesday will be fair with moderate temperatures in the norlh and central portions and warm wilJi chance of scattered thunderstorms in the south. , The outlook for five days ending Saturday indicated cooler trends Congress for the creation of Tuesday again and Wednesday and in Ihe a presidential commission to make a two-year study of work for the blind, he said. He outlined his views Sunday night at the opening of a six-day meeting of the American Association • of Workers for the Blind, of which he is acting secretary- general. A 47-year-old attorney, he works full time for the association. Walker envisioned potential trav- .elifig aids for the blind an helping them, through radar, to know when they were approaching objects and said they would be "a projection" or current instruction world system was once destroyed ! which fits blind persona for the and it can be done again," he said. "There are mnny signs to indicate that the end of the world m;iy be ! near." • The North Carolina evangelist »uid sex and violence on television ; programs wore having a bud influence on young people;. "The sox conditions tire the- same today as they were in Noah's day," lie told a jammed audience that Included many standees. Mon Is Victim of Practical Jokers ; . OLTNTON, Tenn. — Insurance • «gent J. Bailey Richardson told I postal authorities lie's fed up with junk he has been receiving through ' the mail. Richardson complained he is the .victim of a practical joker who ,; can't pass up an opportunity U) fill ••In magazine or newspaper coupons "wilh Richardson's name and address. .' • So far, Richardson has received I .binoculars, a doll, a roaster, no.se- I-Jialr trimmer, membership in Die Metropolitan Opera Club, a foreign language Instruction record and a ;. wallet. •,; "Tho fun's gone far enough," '.'.Richardson said. • . Not only is he showered wilh vglmmlcks, Richardson .said, he also • gets calls from insurance men and "other snle.smcn all believing he is •;.Interested in Ihoir product. ••; "All I can do is return Ihcse :;thlngs and explain llml I didn't • 6rder them." Richardson said. Caterpillars Invmlc Scollnnd : • GLASGOW, Scoltland (UP) — ••Agriculture officials said today . swnrms of caterpillars are eating • .iwa-Ch ncross southern Scotland • 1M feet wldo, destroying •vory- • thing edible In their path. use of their canes and familiar landmarks in gcUinR about. The association hnd an «xhlb!l of devices already on hand to help blind Americans in attaining their special brnnd of freedom. The devices included an alarm clock which alerts the sighllcss sleeper by shaking the bed, a slide rtiJo with calibrations in Braille for Wind en-ginecra, and a receiver which picks up only the audio portion of television programs. Skowron, X.Y. 72 2flO 43 93 .332 Malzonc, Bosl. 711 318 36 104 .327 Home Runs Nallnnal League—Aaron, Braves 27; Musial, Cards 20; Crowe, Red- legs 18; Mathows, Braves 17; Snider, Dodgers 16. American .League —Mantle, Yanks 22; Siovcrs, Senators 20; Williams, Red Sox 20; Maxwell, Tigers 1«; Zernial, Athletics 16. Runs Balled In National League—Aaron, Braves 73; Musial, Cards 6G; Crowe, Red- legs 55; Hoak, Rocllogs 55; Ennis, Cards 53. American LeuK'ue — Skowron, Yanks "80; Siovors, Senators 59; •Mnnitle, Yanks 57; Malzone, Red Sox 56; Mlnoso, White Sox 55. PHcliC'if Slianlz, Yanks 9-1; Schmidt, Curds 7-1.; Gunning, Tigers 10-2; San-ford, Phils 10-2; Tracks, Athletics 7-2. but he indicated he would go with either Simmons or AntonelH. Tire weatherman predicted a warm day for the game and the oddsmcn predicted a National League victory. Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals and Williams are the grandpappy types in the lineups. j Thiswill lie Stan's I4lh appearance in Ihc classic and Lbc ISlli for Ted. mission today suspended five liquor permits for law violations. Lake City Elks Lodge No. 182 at Gary got a 7-day suspension for failure lo clear bar service and gambling. .The permits of bartenders Harry Pollard and James Williams Jr., also were suspended 7 days. Wehr's Tavern, -Celestine, and bartender Lawrence M. Wehr, got 30-day suspensions for minor sales and loitering, FOR SALE Fenced. End ot (PEARL POWNELL HOME— One story frame homo. Lot 330x100 feet. Clifton Avenue. Highly desirable, attractive little home for two people. Utilities. At end of Clifton Avenue on north side of city. All cash. Ten per cent down, balance on delivery of deed. Property open for inspection 1 to 4 p.m: on Wednesday, July lOlli, and Friday, 'July 12th. Contact undersigned at Kewanna, Indiana, or Hillis & Hillij, Attorneys, Logansport, Indiana. Margaret Day, Administratrix Pearl Powiu'H Estate. tfoolof eootau) on wt ANTIQUE ? GET A NEW north portion, with little day-today change in Mie south. Precipitation was cxpecled lo average trom near one-half inch north' to two-lentils ot an inch south as scattered lliundershow-ers Thursday or Friday in the north and more widely scattered show-1 SOUTH BEND (UP)—Carl F. European Executive Selected to Board ers, mostly in afternoons, in the soulh p-ortion throughout t-lio •period. This Electric Lamp Will Burn for 100 Years SCHENTIBCTADY, N. Y. - An electric light bulb expected Lo burn for 100 years without being turned off has been lighted ut General Elcclric'.s research laboratory. The bulb i.s a replica of Thomas ison'.s first practical lamp, which | America Giose, executive of Daimler-Benz ot Stuttgart, Germany, has been elected to the board of directors of Uic Studobaker-Packard Corp. President Harold E. Churchill announced the election. Through u new working agreement, Stude- bakcr-Pae-irard's dealer organization now is marketing Mercedes- Bern passenger cars and trucks produced by Daimler-Benz. Giesu Is a director of Daimler? Bern, and president and managing head of Its operations in North ushered in Hie modern electrical era In 1117!) when it burned for 40 hours. Now tuchnitjues have made it possible Ix) build a lump that will operate continuously for more than 100 years. Cot Has Novel Method Of Getting Attention ALBANY, N. V. - Smoky the cat, has discovered a new method of kecplnfi neighbors awake. Police rushed early one morning to the drugstore where Smoky lives in answer lo the burglar alarm. A call to owner Robert liubcn.tlcin brought, this roply: "Oh it's probably that darned cat of mlno. He's always scratching the tape around Ihc door and it sets off the alarm," GETS U.S. CONTJIACT INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Tho Air Force today awarded a $1,1X15,707 contract to the Mormon-Herring, ton Co. here for all-wheel-drive aircraft fire fitting trucks. The announcement was made by Ihc headquarters of Ihc Air Material Command, WdRht-PaUcrson Air Force Base, bay ton, Ohio, 4-H ENROLLMENT RISES LAFAYETTE (UP)—A total of 1(2,758 Hoosler youths were enrolled In Indiana's 4-H program in 105(1, the largest enrollment in the 12 north central states • and the sixth largest in the nation. A breakdown of the lolnl by 4-H leaders at Purdue University showed that 33,017 wore boys and 40,741 girls and they wore enrolled in a total ot 3,277 clubs. 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This will be the third All - Star Game for St. Louis and it will be a rubber game as far as the city is concerned. The now - defunct Browns were hosts for an American League, 5-2, victory in J9* end the Cards entertained for a 44) National Victory In 1MO. GAS RANGE Cook CALORIC KtWANIS COUNT EVANOTOX, III. — The 1957 directory of Kiwanis InlcrnaUomil lists a loal of 4,300 Kiwanis clubs in the Unlled States and Canada. FREE DELIVERY KRAUT'S 218 E. Mkt. Phon« 4154 the MODERN AUTOMATIC GAS way Help YOURSELF to HEALTH • Yes, Mp yourself! Only you can take the essential first step that will lead you back lo the Highway of Health. That Jirtl step is to see your Doctor right nwiiy. Let Him bring the powers of modern science to your (lid. The second step? Bring your Doctor's prescriptions to this Keli- »blt pharmacy! CENTRAL DRUG CO. G*or0» Kimbroujjh, ft. Ph. 4th at Bdwy. 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