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WEATHER OHIO — Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, possibly some heavy thunderstorms east. Strong 30 • 40 mpb southerly winds, shifting to westerly this aft emoon Gradual clearing and cooler tonight T he L og N ews One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Year, No, 100 Logan, Ohio, Tuesday, April 28, 1959 EVERYBODY'S MARKET PLACE Reod the Doily News Classified Ads Seven Cents Utility Rate, Tax Issues Expected To Get Go-Ahead COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two major issues were as high as the sky on the Fourth of July today in the Ohio Legislature. Both lacked a single vote of coming out of committee If you're betting, the wise money says both will come out of committee, sooner or later. The first is the rewording of Ohio's traditional “replacement cost new, less observed depreciation” (RON) formula as the base for utility rates The House Flec­ tions and Federal Relations Committee counted noses Monday night, found it had only 10 of the 11 votes needed to recommend the bill, and postponed action until this afternoon. The other issue is the omnibus sales tax bill to produce an estimated 119 million dollars more for the slab' treasury in the next two years. It, too, still lacks one vote of being recommended out of the Senate Taxation Committee. RCN is a horrid term to Gov. Michael V. DiSalle and many other Democrats. They want to get rid of it on the theory that many Ohioans have been indoctrinated to believe RCN means high Real Estate Tax Collection Hits Record $504,885 Treasurer Ralph Moorhead reported today that the first half collection of llorking County real estate taxes topped the half­ million dollar mark for the first time in history. A total of $594,855.85 was paid in the first half collection before last week’s deadline, the treasurer reported. The total charge for 1959 amounts to $846.5 "7.93, with 5341,722.08 to be paid in the second half collection. Three Boys Admit Thefts Police Chief Roy Kelch today reported a tip has led to the apprehension of three juvenile boys, who confessed to recent thefts Taken into custody at their homes early this morning were two New Straitsville youths, ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old Gore Rt. 1 boy. Chief Kelch said the trio admitted entering Green elementary school Sunday night. The 16-year-old New Straitsville boy also confessed to snatching a purse from Mrs. Iva Hart sell on E. Front St. last week, the chief reported. The 17-year-old admitted to officers that he took a tire and wheel from the Clark Glaspell garage just east of Logan about a month ago. Chief Kelch reported police, sheriff’s deputies and Juvenile Officer George Johnson are continuing to question the youths about recent thefts and break ins in the area. utility rates But the utility firms deny it and insist that RCN has resulted in lower rates than those charged in neighboring industrial states. But. even though the House com­ mitter recommends passage of the bill. HCN still will 1*> very much in the picture. That’s because the bill directs the utilities commission to give equal weight to original net investment and an “HCN appraisal” of the utility's property. An “RCN” appraisal differs from any other in this way: Replacement cost new of a museum piece- like an old wall telephone —might run considerably higher than the replacement cost of a new telephone. It has been estimated it would cost $45 to replace a wall telephone against $18 for a modern cradle phone. RCN’s foes point out that a backward telephone firm can count the value of each wall telephone at $45 while the progressive firm can include each of its instruments in use at only $18 in computing its rate base. The proposal would split the difference between the RCN appraisal and the net investment of a utility firm. Net investment is not affected by inflation, RCN is. The sales tax matter is status quo. Five of eight Democrats in the Senate Taxation Committee are willing to put the omnibus bill up to a fhx>r vote, but the other three—for various reasons— are not The House, as lawmakers began their 17th work week, passed and sent to the Senate an emergency bill to allow immediate release of backed up supplemental unemployment benefits (SI R). Originally, the measure was the brainchild of Rep. John W. Brown (R Medina), former interim governor. It would permit the release, at once, of some 25 million dollars in SlrB funds. A law passed last month by the Democratic dominated Legislature would require unemployed workers under SUB contracts to wait until June 19 to collect the supplemental payments due them under existing supplemental benefit contracts between management and labor. The previous bill which rode through both House and Senate was not an emergency measure and. after passage, had to wait 90 days to become effective. If the Senate goes along quickly on the Brown bill, unemployed SUB workers can save up to seven weeks on collecting back benefits. In relative quiet .sessions Monday, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to authorize the State Pardon and Parole Commission to reduce a prisoner’s sentence in recognition of time spent in a county jail or workhouse before commitment to a state prison. The Senate passed and sent to the House a bill to require a school superintendent to give a teacher his reasons in writing for believing professional improvement is needed Ix'fore the teacher receives continuing—rather than a limited—contract. Mrs. Peg Fox Is Cheer Club Member For Week I ions ( heer Club member for this week is Mrs. Shirley (l*rg) Fox, wife of Jacob Fox, III since early December, Mrs. Fox is now at home. 639 N. Walnut St., after being hospital feed for 3b months. I.ions urge all her friends |«» send cards. The I.ions will give her a bouquet of flowers. l ast week’s Cheer Club member. Miss Patty Green, latgan High Sc hool sophomore, received over 50 cards at her home, 320 Washington Ave. She expressed her gratitude for the thoughtfulness of all well-wishers. News Briefs Veto Override Eyed By Dems WASH1NGTGON (AIM — Democrats are preparing an attempt to override President Eisenhower's veto of a rural electrification hill. They hope* to gam a political advantage whether they win or lose If they can muster two-thirds of those voting in both houses and thus enact the- measure. Democratic leaders feel they will have set a new pattern for more important bills likely to be bound'd back to Congress by the President. The measure to which Eisenhower applied his veto Monday would strip Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson and his successors of control over REA loans. It would give the* BEA administrator the final word in passing on such loans, although REA matters would remain under Benson's general supervision. WASHINGTGON (AIM—Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo) said today he found no operational U.S. missile base in Britain although he reported Congress had been told that missiles “were sitting there and ready to go,” Symington said he visited a base, which he did not name, during a recent overseas trip. That was 10 weeks after he said a report on it had been given to Congress in January by Gen Nathan Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. CHARLESTON, SC. (AP)—Authorities fear that children may lx* playing with deadly Civil War shells cartdl away from Ft. Sumter during the weekend The shells, dug up by workmen last week, can be touched off by a spark, heat, friction or a shock. HONG KONG T — American, British and Chinese observers here agreed today the election of I.m Shao-chi as president of Red China means trouble. But they split sharply on whether it means trouble for the West or for Communist China. Polling Places, Precinct Workers Listed For May 5 Primary Election Locations of polling places and names of precinct workers for the May 5 primary election in I»gan. just one week away, were announced today by Dean Dollison, Ihx'k- ing County election board clerk. Since there will be no primary outside lx>gan. only the city’s 11 precincts will bo open for balloting election day. Dollison reported a change in location of the polling place m Logan precinct 2-A, from the Mrs. Lillian Brandon residence at 4# E. Hunter St to the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at Hunter and Mulberry Sts. The clerk reminds Logan electors that 4 p.m. Thursday is the deadline for receiving applications for absent voter ballots by civilian and disabled voters. Such ballots must be filed with the clerk, by n<xm Friday. Armed service absent voter ballots will be received by the clerk until noon of election day. Dollison reported only three persons — two Republicans and one Democrat — have cast absent voter ballots to date. The election hoard will meet in its Courthouse office at 7:30 p m. Friday to prepare election supplies for distribution to presiding judges Saturday morning 1 vocations of other Logan precincts include 1-A. educational unit of El B Church. W. Hunter St.; I B, Central school; 1-C, West school music room; 1-D, Virgil Emrick residence, 941 Third St.; 2-B, Lutheran Community House. E. Hunter St.; 2-C, Mae Blosser garage, Railroad Ave.; 3-A. City Council chambers, S. Mulberry St.; 3-B, East school auditorium; 4 A. John Halby residence, 379 W. Second St.; and 4 B, Wesley Jackson residence, 450 W. Front St. The list of precinct workers follows : Logan 1-A — Faye Kinser, presiding judge: Virginia Bray, Jane Shaw and Mary Kallas, judges; and Claudia Harsh and Ruth Brandt, clerks. Logan I B — Agnes Connor, presiding judge; Joyce Kelch, Gretchen Shorr and Ruby Ellmger, judges; and Josephine Evans and Maxine Dalton, clerks. lxigan 1-C — Amelia Goodlive, presiding judge; Norma Stewart, Marguerite Stewart and Verna Collison, judges; and L. M. Kessler and Bertha Hamilton, clerks. Iy>gan 1-D — Katy Jo Lightfoot, presiding judge; Wilda R Blake, Kathryn Fickel and Bessie Emrick, judges; Blanche Goss and Boats Being Loaded For Panama Invasion Ohio Radiation Is Health Threat WASHINGTON (AIM—A Senate Judiciary subcommittee hxlay approved President Eisenhower’s nomination of Judge Lester L. Cecil of Dayton, Ohio, to be a judge of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael Scaparrotti, clerks. Ixigan 2 A — Ruth Haney, presiding judge; Mary W<xxlard, Lucille Walker and Dorothy Bester, judges; and Mary Frances Allen and Rose Fox, clerks. Ixxgan 2-B — Sarepta Dicken, presiding judge; Mary Keller and Mayme Wolfe, judges; and Madge McVey and Dorothy Krieg, clerks. Logan 2-C — David M. Lloyd, presiding judge; Irma Evans, Charles Blackston and Bertha Brooker, judges; and Pearl Leonard and Mary Adcock, clerks. Logan 3-A — Ruth Roes, presiding judge; Marie Miller, Nolle Wright and Ora Yaw, judges; and Sue Stivison and Cleo Montgomery. decks. Ix>gan 3-B — Vivian Shaw, presiding judge; Nellie Blake, Marie Bright and Mary Albert, judges; Aileen Nixon and Mary Hilos, clerks. Logan 4 A — Bertha Deering, presiding judge; Lulu Morley, Margaret Malloy and Ruth Halby, judges; and Genevieve Wilson and Revecca Stewart, clerks. Logan 4- B— Mabel ticker, presiding judge; Olive Duffy, Ruth Roberts and Dorothy Smith, judges; and Marie Kemper and Oscar Blum, clerks. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AIM — A health threat hangs over Ohio in tin* form of improper radiation, says Dr Ralph E, Dwork, state health director. Generally speaking, this means X rays, gamma rays, alpha and lx*ta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear rays or particles released in amounts which could affect human health. Dwork has said for some time that Ohio should aid to protect the health of its people as the number of radiation producing activities increases within its lx>rd~ ers. As a start, he’d like to see passage of a hill which came up lx*fore a committee of the legislature today. Introduced by Reps A. G tan- cione (D - Belmont), Virtus J. Kruse (D Fayette) and Vernal G. Riffe Jr. (D Scioto), the bill outlines the functions of the State Health Department in preventing improper radiation, sets up a radiation advisory council, and requires registration of all agencies using, producing, storing or depositing of radiation sources. Dwork contends it would give his department the basis it needs for effectively dealing with the radiation situation in Ohio He testifies on behalf of the bill today. Two weeks ago, Dwork headed a work group at a radiological health conference called by the U. S. surgeon general at Denver. Dwork’s group considered development and needs of a state program, and offered these recommendations among others: 1. Radiological health should lx* a state obligation 2. All sources of radiation in a state should be registered. 3. State health departments should se1 standards, but these should be uniform in all states. 4 State health departments should provide technical assistance to those working with radiation sources, such as dentists with X-rav machines. According to a January report by Ohio’s Coordinator of Atomic Activities (the office is now vacant), 353 Atomic Energy Commission licenses were in effect in Ohio as of Oct, 1 for 122 companies, 52 hospitals. 35 doctors, 11 So You Think Ohio Is Only 'Broke' State? So you Ihink Ohio is the only state in the Union with financial troubles and the only one whose governor talks alxiut the need for increased taxes? Well, Ohio is only one of several. The trouble seems to lx* more general than isolated. Citizens of sister states, like Ohioans, are chafing u n d e r the thought that they must fork out more cash to keep their state governments operating. Within the last 12 years, Ohio has dissipated a $213 million bankroll and is now forced to pay the piper. But Ohio is not alone in such a financial dilemma. Read about state finances in the first of a series of articles which starts on Page 4. Monday Rainfall Totals One Inch In Hocking Couty Hocking County got approximately an inch ^rainfall Monday as April showers dominated the weather picture. Showers continued Unlay, but the temperature moved from a low’ of 57 degrees last night to 73 by n<x>n tixlay. Monday’s high reading was 67 degrees at 3:30 p.m. Sunny and mild weather is forecast for Wednesday, but the area may get more showers tonight Don Young, Hocking County agricultural agent, said the rain held up spring plowing again, but was beneficial for spring grass seeding, oats and early gardens. Colleges, 26 out of state firms (for use in Ohio) and to others. But emphasis at the state and federal level has l*een on peacetime atomic development, Dwork says, and it's time to consider the health asjx'cts “Ohio has great potential," he says, “hut even if no more development comes about, there is danger. What if a doctor has an X ray machine in a room where some of the rays can penetrate the wall for some reason? “And what if a secretary in the office next door sits in the same |x>sition in the adjoining room for a year? It’s possible she might l>e rendered sterile or develop leukemia. That’s what we want to prevent. Rep. Jim Polk Dies; Served For 20 Years WASHINGTON (AIM — Rep. James G. Polk, 62, (D-Ohio) died of cancer tixlay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Polk had been ill for several months. He had served in Congress for 20 years, in two tours. First elected in 1931, he served five terms, then wfns out during the 7th through 80th Congresses. He came back for the 81st Congress and had been in the House since then, Polk, whose home was in Highland, 10 miles north of Hillsboro, served the nine county Sixth congressional district of southwestern Ohio. The counties in the district are Adams. Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Scioto. He listed himself in the congressional directory as one of the few legislators whose sole occupation was farming Polk was the third memlx*r to die since the House was elected last November. The others were Daniel Reed (R-NY) and George Christopher (D-Mo). Polk’s death left the House mem- Iwrship at 282 Democrats and 152 Republicans, with two vacancies. Christopher'? successor was chosen in a special election. Under Ohio lawr, no replacement will lx> named for Polk until the next regular election. In Columbus, Gov Michael V. DiSalle, informed of the representative's death, issued this statement: “’Hie people of the Sixth District have suffered a great loss. Ohio and tin* nation share in this deep fooling. “Jim Polk was a kindly, able and sincere public official He worked hard for the people of his district and he was devoted to his obligation to the national interest. “While I was in Washington, he was serving as a member of the House Agriculture Committee His sense of fair play was so evident that 1 became a great admirer and a close personal friend.” House Speaker Sam Rayburn (I)-Tex) announced the House would adjourn out of respect to Polk, following the usual eulogies. Rayburn described Polk as “a fine member of Congress; a gentleman all around.” Funeral services will be held in the Highland Methodist Church at 2 p m, Saturday. Burial also will be at Highland. The body will l>e at the Patterson funeral home in I/oesburg after n<x>n Friday. Rebel Fighters Sack Village Ministry Claims 400 Cubans In Force Judge Meyer Speaks On Three Freedoms PANAMA (AIM — Panama charged Monday night that hired fighters are massing in Cuba for more Invasion attempts to overthrow President Ernesto de la Guardi a Minister of Government Jose D Bazan told the National Assembly two <>r three more invasion l*»at loads are lx*ing prepared in Cuba to bring to “alxuit 400 the number of Cubans attempting to invade Panama ” The government claims the Cubans art* hired by Panamanian revolutionists Bazan indicated his information about more invaders came from three captured memlx*rs of the first landing group — 82 Cubans and 4 Panamanians who landed on a deserted beach on Panama's east coast Saturday. Three were drow- ned in the landing, including the Panamanian commander Bazan said the main txxly of the invaders had occupied and sacked the town of Nombre de Dios Monday after an advance of 35 miles along the coast He gave no details of damage to the town or its people, but said National Guard tnx>ps were patrolling off the coast of the area. Both the Panamanian and Cuban governments were trying to get the invaders to surrender without a fight Two officers from Fidel Castro’s Cuban army nr rived early tixlay from Havana to try to contact the invaders. The Cuban charge d’affaires and the Panamanian government appealed by air dropped leaflets. Denying that he had any part in an attempted Panamanian revolution, Castro said that his only concern is in the Cuban revolution. Earlier this week a small in vasion force landed on the coast of Panama. Panamanian officials said several of those captured were Cubans and quoted them as saying Castro had encouraged them, “We have not been helping any kind of movement in Panama,” Castro told a news conference, “Our position (concern) is only in the Cuban revolution ’’ One brief skirmish was reported Ix'lween National Guardsmen in two landing barges and the invasion force on the bench The government said casualties were inflicted on the Cubans but that none of the Guard was hit. The Cnited States announced it is supplying Panama's 3,000 man defense force with small arms to fight off invaders Under the U.S. Mutual Security Act. any member of the OAS is eligible for small arms, ammunition and supplies in an emergency. Guarantees of the so-called “in tellectual freedoms" of the BUI of Bights were described by Judge Harley Meyer at the w«*ekly dinner meeting of the l^ogun Rotary Club last night. His talk was one of a vocational series presented by Kota riana throughout the year. The Bill of Bights, collective name for the first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States, “was a sort of guarantee that no excesses of power could tx1 assumed by the new national government,” Judge Meyer said. Ilr* dealt with the three rights of the first amendment: free doni of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of worship. He said he chose to discuss these because “they possess some similarities in the way they reach into our lives — because they are so fundamental, because they group themselves into intcll<*ctual freedom they make a workable group to help us understand our liberties and what the courts try to do to protect them for us.” He stated these guarantees as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. , .” The lx>gan jurist said the Ohio Constitution says alxxit the same thing concerning intellectual freedom “Speech is but the mirror of thought,” he said, “and there can tx* no freedom of thought if one of its products (speech) is fetter ed The freedom of the press is a derivative of this — it is the guar­ antee that tlx* product of thought may lx* distributed by pamphlet, circular, handbill, newspaper.” He added. “Worship is the bend ing <#f one’s km>c to Him to whom one offers spiritual homage; allegiance to GcxI is a form i>f thought, the right to worship — or not to worship, as tlx* individual desires — is guaranteed inviolate." The speaker said you cannot chain thought, but the ambitious dictator recognizes that you can chain or stop sfx*ech, the press or religious ol»servanee. “To lx* free, really free," he said, “a man must be free to think In American he is guaranteed the freedom of thought and the freedom of thought’s pro- duets." “(hur freedom of speech guarantees the right to complain against abuses, injustice,” Judge Meyer said. “The press is free to multiply those complaints, to give widespread distribution to them.” The common pleas judge told the Hotarians that freedom of worship guarantee* that we will be equal before the courts, in the voting Ixxith —- without regard to our religious affiliations “We don’t have to be a member of any certain union, manufacturers’ association, kxlge or trade club p> call into play the tremendous machinery of tlx* judicial system." He said the biggest, most basic decisions of the highest courts frequently Involve little people of no resources, and often the amount of money involved in the cast* is a paltry sum. “The decisions hxvrn large, however," he said, “because the ap- (Continued on Page 8) Herter Arrives In France For Conference With Allies 'Sleepy' Is Just That TOLEDO, Ohio UP) —T hieves stole a small quantity of copper and brass Monday night from the State Iron Metal Co., supposedly guarded by a watchdog named “Sleep y." They also stole “Sleepy." PARIS (AP)—U.S. Secretary of State Christian A Herter arrived from Washington t<xiay to help wrap up Western proposals on Germany for the Geneva foreign ministers’ conference with the Soviet Union In a brief arrival statement, Herter said lie is confident the West will approach the Geneva meeting “with unity and firmness of purpose.” He referred to disagreements among the Allies over proposals to be made to the Soviet Union saying, “it is wholly natural that the Western Countries should regard the questions to lx* discussed with the Soviets from somewhat different points of view." But he said ho has no doubt the Western Allies will “agree wholeheartedly" on the position they will take in Geneva. Herter stepped from his four-on- ginixl Air Force plane and walked easily down the ramp He had a broad smile and warm handshakes for the welcoming party. With the aid of crutches he walked oxer to a group of photographers behind a police barrier and posed for several minutes. Then Herter went into an airport reception room and made his statement, first in slightly accented French and them in English. Herter expressed confidence the Allies would “reach the right result” as he left Washington by plane Monday night for his first foreign assignment as secretary of state. Herter is to meet for three days, lx*ginning Wednesday, with the British, French and West German foreign ministers. The new U.S. secretary said the Allied ministers “will lx* primarily concerned w’ith reaching final agreement among ourselves on a common WVstem position on outstanding questions related to the German problem which can In* expected to arise during the Geneva four-power meeting.” “We have found the basis for a general agreement,” a top French diplomat reported. An American source added; “I'd be surprised if we didn’t have it wrapped up beautifully before Geneva." Johnson Says Appropriation To Be Less Than Ike Asks Godfrey Scheduled For Surgery Thursday NEW YORK (AP)—-Arthur Godfrey was in a hospital today to get ready for an operation scheduled for Thursday. The 55-year old television and radio star^was smiling but tense Monday as he entered the Harkness Pavilion of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Asked by newsmen if he was worried over his chest tumor, Godfrey replied; “Sure, I’m worried. Wouldn’t you be?’’ The operation will show whether the tumor is cancerous. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas today told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that Congress will appropriate less than the 77 billion dollars budgeted by President Eisenhower for the coming fiscal year. “I believe in a balanced budget,” Johnson said in an address to the 2,000 businessmen at the chamber’s 47th annual meeting here. His words were applauded warmly. When questioned by reporters later, Johnson said his words didn’t mean in* was forecasting a balanced budget in fiscal I960, beginning July 1. “We may not raise all the money the President wants us to raise,” he explained, "but we’ll appropriate less than lie lias asked us to spend.” The budget Eisenhower sent to Congress in Januuary as balanced called for an increase in the tax on highway fuels and higher postal rates. Johnson told the chamber that since 1955 Congress has cut every presidential budget for a total decrease in appropriations of $10,600,000,000. “1 predict that this congress will be no exception,” he added. Johnson said Democrats and Republicans alike have a stake in a sound economy and a balanced budget—-“a balanced budget is not a partisan issue, except in the headlines.” But there is more to balancing the budget than just making savings, Johnson said. “It involves bold and imaginative action to increase the wealth of America,” he continued. “It involves prudent steps to release the full productive capacity of this country—and to convert resources now wasted into positive assets. “One of those resources is the productive ability of 4M million unemployed men and women. 1 mention them here specifically because 1 believe we should use our efforts to find them jobs in private industry, not on a government dole. “And above all I believe wre must dedicate ourselves to the realization that our fm* enterprise system is locked in the struggle with an enemy not within our own country but without." Johnson said Societ trade missions “honeycomb the world," ami the impact of the economic cold war already is being felt. 4

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