Rushville Republican from Rushville, Indiana on December 21, 1957 · Page 1
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Indi«m Stat* Library Indianmvolis, Indiana RU SH VILLE^ REPUBLICAN NOON EDITION Vol. 54 —No. 239 By Mail $8.00 Per Year Rushville, Indiana, Saturday, December 21, 1957. Six Pages Five Cents ggggSB ìllifig ¡ÜiiiP I li .a* J -J -Mrnm Havas« New Talks On Disarmament OPENING DATE NEARS — Students will be filing into Rushville’s new million dollar high school in about a month as the structure is expected to be completed and ready for use on schedule. Only a portion of the sprawling building can be shown in this photo. Finishing touches are being made on the new school now and some moving of material into the building has already been accomplished. This picture shows the south wing from the entrance. Another wing extends to the north, and another from the center, west. If all stretched out the building would be more than two city blocks in length. Held Unlikely Storm-Ravaged Cameron, La., Tosses ,^ t . La Huge Party To Show Christmas Faith Parley Despite New Sonet CAMERON, La. urv-A new faith Demands For U. N. Session in Santa Claus and the future is On Subject. shining in once-devastated Camer- emment help, rebuilding has been expensive. But Cameron was proud to show . . .. „ , * _ _, _, off the results before the visitors. Diplomatic . today, kindled by the biggest many Qf ^em re$cue workers and Christmas party this Southwest1 sources here said today Secretary town ha5 ever seen. WASHINGTON of State Dulles has doubts m newsmen who covered Audrey’s devastation. “We were growing when the Throngs of visitors flocked _ o light of past experience with the | around the courthouse to watch storm hit us Fast June,” Sheriff Russians—that new East-West dis- Cameron’s happy children and o. B. Carter said, “and we will armament talks will ever be held, proud adults at the huge Salva- continue to grow. And if there is DuUes reportedly feels the Rus- tif’ Army P“*? for fte survivors another storm next year, we ' . I at Hurricane Audrey. ! win be hacir *» sians are likely to find some minor _ . __ _ .. . . * Santa flew in from Baton Rouge He said the town population was reason to quibble over setting up to jian<j Q|lt more than l qqq toyS now about 1,200. compared to the the talks, making it impossible to aiKi almost that many packages of 2.000 before Audrey struck, but make arrangements. candy and fruit, donated by the more people are returning almost But in Moscow, Soviet Foreign Louisiana Federation of Women’s daily. Minister Andrei Gromyko called Clubs and other groups. ! He said the oil, fishing and cat- today for a special session of the: The crowd of 1,200 jammed industries were resuming United Nations or an internation- around the courthouse, singing Cameron is the operations base al conference to discuss disarm a- Christmas carols as they took *or many offshore oil ventures and ment. time out from the still-serious task j “The °il companies are back,” Gromyko apparently rejected a of repairing and rebuilding after Carter said, meeting on the foreign ministers the June 27 hurricane that left 500 T'he plants that process fish into level as suggested by western dead and missing. fertilizer and livestock feed will leaders on Thursday. He said the Mrs. Francis Guilbeau, leading J^sume operations in April, just West has consistently blocked dis- her four children to Santa, said e every y^ar» added, armament efforts in the U.N., and the party was a lifesaver. Fences are being rebuilt by cat- told Russia’s parliament: j * if we had to do it ourselves I ; £IaSS, 1S coming out and . , . - ' ® ourselves some herds already are being re- You can judge for 5™rsdves, it'would not have been much of a o{ catUe were what sort of result can be expect- Christmas, * she said. | ^ storm ed from a meeting of foreign min-, Even with Red Cross and gov- New and rebuiIt houS€s are ev. isters under these conditions. ---------------------------------------------, and most of the wreck. Two Items Reported By County Sheriff Sheriffs officers today reported one arrest and a hit and run accident in Manilla last night. Lowell Cline, 41, Cambridge City, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and carrying a concealed weapon after his car ran off U.S. 52 south of the city limits. Officers said Cline was carrying “brass knucks.” He was placed in jail following his arrest at about 9:30. Arraigned this morning before Justice of the Peace Robert Hinshaw, Cline entered guilty pleas to both charges and was fined $5 and costs, a total of $19. Officers also investigated the hit and run accident in the Main Street of Manilla. Philip Willkie of Rushville reported that a truck struck his 1956 model car, which was parked, knocking it into*tfee front of a store. The truck driver was not apprehended and did not stop after the accident. Damage to Willkie’s car was listed at about $50. The store front was not damaged. The accident occurred at 8:15 p.m. age left by Audrey is gone. Gromiko failed^U> specify which Formpr Coach School nations should be invited to the , ___________ international conference he pro- Superintendent To posed. But “the disarmament is D „ i r fflTTTPB sue should not be stalemated,” he Honored Un rriday . 1 H |said J. Everett Light, former superin- f Communist Party Boss Nikita tendent of Rushville City Schools Khrushchev followed Gromyko and one time line coach of R.H.S. j H U JL J|j with a challenge to the W'est to football teams will be the guest of sign a no-war agreement with the honor at the Seventh Annual Holi- Soviet Union. day “R” Man banquet to be held The discussions were proposed nex* Friday at the Elks Club in at this week’s NATO conference Rushville. in Paris. The secretary returns The alumni athletic association of ! from Europe today. former letter winners from the I“4*1*11* Influenza Officials here also said it was local high school traditionally hon not certain the United States ors some person or persons who would participate even if the dis- El DAY By FRANK A. WHVTI cussions do take place. Dulles was said to feel that changing the list of disarmament conferees might break the stalemate. For years, the United States, Britain, France and Canada—have carried the load, ne- goiating with Russia as members of the United Nations disarmament subcommittee. Dulles and President Eisenhower will make a joint report to the people over all major radio-television networks at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Together at the Atlantic Pact summit conference, Eisenhower j and Dulles argued for creating; bases in West Europe for U.S. Situation Improved A few months ago, Hoosiers were inclined to accept with some skepticism word that Asiatic influenza would hit Indiana and the nation with epidemic impact. Dr. Leroy Burney, who carries the imjnense responsibility and honor of being Surgeon General of the United States, and Dr. A. C. Offutt, Indiana Commissioner of Health, went ahead with preparations to combat the disease with vaccines and other means. As predicted, almost 45,000 cases of the flu have occurred in the Hoosier State since Jan. 1 last. In a similar period of time in 1956, there were only 2,000 cases of flu reported by the State Board of Health. The peak of this influenza epidemic reached Indiana Nov. 2, with made missiles which won’t be , has made a contribution to the ath-113,268 cases, and since then the ready for about 18 months. Thj letic program of R.H.S. This year number of cases has de­ idea was adopted in principle, but more than one hundred cx-athletes j dined steadily. The flu attack now the United States had to compro- and guests are expected to attend j is in the form of individual cases, mise by agreeing to the new East- the season end affair. | rather than by groups, in industry West thlks on the foreign minister Mr. Light, who is now superin- and schools. From experience an- lcvel. I tendent of the School District of other wave of the influenza may Dulles, officials here said, pic- Washington Township, Marion hit Indiana and the nation this tures the negotiations — if they County, has always had an avid j winter. For that reason Dr. Offutt materialize—as strictly procedur- interest in the R.H.S. sports pro- recommends that individuals avail al. As he sees it, they would not gram. When he first came to Rush- themselves of the vaccine for in­ deal with the substance of dis- j ville in 1935 he served as assistant fluenza that is now available, armament, but rather would seek football coach under Bob Hinshaw NATO Weighed Today a w ay out of the deadlocking ar- in addition to guiding the Junior j In Hoosier Opinions gument on how to proceed. High basketball fortunes. we often hear that “isolation- But Dulles still clings to his be- When the Alumni “R” Club was ism” is dead, but there exists a lief, officials said, that the best in the process of being organized, school of Hoosier thought that we way to cope with Russia’s new Light was an enthusiastic backer should stop all foreign military aid, long-range striking power is and made available records from withdraw into “fortress” America, through building as many launch- the school files in tracing former make it impregnable and let the ing sites as possible for retalia- athletes. When a student at Man- ] rest of the world go. tory medium range (1,500-mile) ual Training High School in India-j Contrasted to this thought is “we missiles. napolis, Light distinguished him- j can’t go it alone” and regardless Only Britain—whose Parliament self as a lineman, and during his of the weaknesses of allies, the agreed Friday to accept the bases college career at Ball State, he difficulties of binding allies of the —Turkey and the Netherlands so earned varsity letters in three con free world together where there are far have said yes to missile secutive years. | differences of religion, race and launching area*. years. Continued on Page Two New Salem Lions Entertain Their Ladies At Dinner The New Salem Lions Club feted their Lionesses with a Christmas dinner at the Durbin Hotel Friday evening in full festive spirit. The dining room was beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Each Lioness was presented a gold compact embossed with ,the official Lion emblem. An interesting program arranged by John Sam Anderson and presented by children of members of the club was as follows: Opening Chorus, Everybody; ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, Grades; Linda Pasanen, vocal solos, “Bethlehem Lullaby,” Up On The Housetop”; Skit, “Train No. 1 and Train No. 2,” Grades; Mary Lou Banks, Dance; Connie Owens, Sax Solo; Suzanne Carpenter, vocal solo, “Got A Code In My Nose”; Skit, “Christmas Smiles,” Grades; Virginia Lee Patterson, Vocal; Carols, Instrumental; Coda. In addition to the above program, Mr. Anderson presented a special group of numbers. He composed both the words and music. Each number was well received and congratulations extended the “composer.” f Generally fair V/fev tonight and ^ Sunday. Low ^ tonight 32. High Sunday 50. FAIR j Sunset today .................. 4:20 p.m. Sunrise Sunday ................6:59 a m LOCAL TEMPERATURES 8 a.m. today .............. 37 11 a.m. today ............................... 45 Friday, December 20 1957 ’56 ’55 *Av. Highest.....................54 33 25 38 Lowest .................. 35 26 13 24 Preciptation ........40 T 0 .07 •Average 1949-56. -(Data by U.S. Wither£UUt>u) Major Floods Loom Despite Sunny Skies Southern Indiana Expected To Get Highest Water In 14 Years; Clear Weekend Is Predicted. By The Associated Press Skies cleared across Indiana today, but even an expected sunny weekend offered no hope of avoiding major floods, some of them topping any White River marks in the last 14 years. The White River rose at Spencer, threatening to cut off a road serving 30 families in the west end Prospect Park section. The crest expected there Sunday would equal a July 1 peak. The W’abash River crested at Wabash Friday night 6.49 feet over flood stage, inundating two streets but forcing no evacuations. Flash floods receded in creeks tumbling into the Wabash west of ferre Haute, and four famDies were able to return to their homes in the Toad Hop community. In spite of the dried-out skies the Weather Bureau forecast White River crests Monday and Tuesday higher than anything since 1943 at Elliston and Newberry, in southwestern Indiana. The west fork of the White was falling as far downstream as Indianapolis after reaching moderate crests at Muncie, Anderson, Noblesville and Indianapolis. Both the White and the Wabash were out of their banks virtually all along their channels, but most of the Wabash crest forecast ranged below the peaks of the summer and spring floods. The east fork of the White crested 3.2 feet over flood stage at Seymour today, but it was still rising upstream at Columbus. Flooding streams, big and little, closed a number of secondary highways in eastern and southern Indiana: Ind. 39 south of Tampico, Ind. 43 north of Lafayette, Ind. 58 west of Columbus and west of Elnora, Ind. 135 south of Nashville, Ind. 250 east of Dudleytown, Ind. 255 at Battle Ground, Ind. 252 West of Flat Rock, Ind. 235 at Mcdora, Ind. 1 north of Redkey, Ind. 257 north of Otwell, Ind. 258 west of Seymour, Ind. 35 8west of Plainville, Ind. 3 porth of Hartford City, Ind. 44 west of Franklin, Ind. 69 south of Mount Vernon, Ind. 142 east of Eminence and 256 west of Austin. The last of the week’s rains — mere fractional amounts overnight—sent the total for the year so far at Indianapolis to 54.29 inches, within half an inch of the 205h Century record, set in 1950. Waters of both the White and Patoka rivers were spreading over fields of winter wheat and un­ harvested com in bottomlands around Petersburg. Two Accidents Reported Here One arrest was made by police investigating two traffic accidents in Rushville last night. Alba L. Cox, 52, city, was charged with failure to have an operator’s license after he backed his car from an angle parking space in the 100 block of West First at 6:25 p.m. and struck a passing car driven by William M. Thrall Jr., 16, R. R. 7, Rushville. Police estimated damage to the Thrall car at $200 and set Cox’:; damage at $50. Cox was fined $1 and costs in Justice of the Peace Court when arraigned on the license charge. Gamer Rye, 25, R. R. 1, Erin, Tenn., traveling north in Main Street, ran through a red light and struck t he eastbound car of Donald E. Smith, 18, R. R. 1, Rushville, at 10 p.m. Damage was comparatively light, Smith’s loss being estimated at $75 and Rye’s at $30. No charges were filed. Mrs. Emma Pyke, Glenwood, Dies Mrs. Emma Pyke, 85, of Glenwood died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville where she had been a patient for five days. She was the widow of Howell G. Pyke, who died October 12, 1953. Mrs. Pyke was bom in Franklin County on January 28, 1872, the daughter of Jacob and Caroline Hitchell. She had spent most of her life in the Glenwood community, moving into that town from a nearby farm in 1951. She was a member of the Orange Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Virgil Pyke near Connersville and Lester Pyke of Raleigh; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, William Hitchell, died November 11 this year. The Rev. Willis Clark will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at Moster and Sons Mortuary where friends may call after Sunday noon. Entombment will be in East Hill Shrine Mausoleum. Center Township Youth Crowned Corn King Of County At Show Today Two Judgments For Plaintiffs Judgments were given in two cases in Rush Circuit Court yesterday and another complaint was dismissed by the plaintiff. Judge William F. Marshall awarded a divorce to Mrs. Louise Nigh in her suit against Carl E. Nigh and gave custody of a minor child to Mrs. Nigh. The judge approved a property settlement previously agreed to by the parties. Gerald E. Parker was awarded $250 from Jesse R. Pennington in a complaint for damages resulting from a traffic accident. Mrs. Leona Jaggers, Waits Subdivision, dismissed the complaint for divorce she filed recently against Edmond B. Jaggers. Man Treated For Cuts On His Head Oliver Rardin, 32, 343 East Tenth, was treated in Rush Memorial Hospital last night for scalp and facial cuts reportedly received in a fight in the 100 block of West First Street. Police were called to the area at 10:30 p.m. and found Rardin bleeding from the cuts, thought to to have been inflicted by a knife. Rardin refused to press charges, however, and no arrests were mad., according to the police report. Rardin was taken to his home after receiving treatment. Christmas Cheer Previously reported $1,244.00 Downtown kettle ............... 15.46 International Furniture Company .......................... 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Waits .................................. 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Chester Schroeder.......................... 2.00 A friend .............................. 5 00 Mr. and Mrs. Cy Mcllwain .......................... 2 00 Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sedam, Elkhart ........... 3 00 Ary H. Skillman ............... 1 CO Carl H. Jeffrey ............... 5.00 Marie Stationers ............... 2.00 Total $1,333.46 Elvis Gets Draft Notice But Studio Seeks Deferment MEMPHIS, Tenn. UPi — Elvis Presley reports Jan. 20 for induction into the Army—unless Hollywood manages to have it put off eight weeks. Draft board greetings for the 22-year-old rock ’n’ roll idol arrived Friday. He accepted it with far more calm than did his manager or Paramount Pictures. “I’m kinda proud of it,” he said with a cheerful wink. “It’s a duty I’ve got to fill and I’m going to do it. Daddy’s already told me to be a good soldier or bust.” There was no cheer at Paramount. In Hollywood, studio head Y. Frank Freeman said if Presley can’t show up as scheduled Jan. 13, the studio will lose $300,000 already sunk in preparing to film “King Creole.” “I’m going to ask the draft board in Memphis if it will please postpone Elvis’ induction for exactly eight weeks,” Freeman said. And there was nothing cheerful about the situation to Presley’s manager, Tom Parker of Nashville, Tenn., who can’t help but think of the drop in income Presley makes $50,000 or so with a couple of personal appearances. As an Army -private he would draw $78 a month. Parker said the draft notice would cost Presley half a million dollars in gross income immediately. Beyond, that, he said, it would be difficult to estimate. In addition to Paramount’s plans, there was a contract with 20th Century-Fox for a movie that would pay Presley $200,000. Another picture for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in the fall would pay $275,000 plus a percentage of the profits. Parker said the income tax loss to the government next year, with Presley in uniform, would amount to at least half a million, not to mention the cost of his upkeep. “Of course,” he said, “that’s not as important as having the government treat everybody the same.” If inducted here, Presley would go to Ft. Chaffee near the city of Fort Smith, Ark. 2 Dayton Papers Closed By Strike DAYTON, Ohio OP)—1The Dayton Daily News, hit by a strike of the mailers’ union, will not publish its Saturday editions and publication of its Sunday edition appears very doubtful, newspaper executives reported today. The News did not publish Friday because of the strike, and its sister paper, the Morning Journal Herald, missed its Saturday editions. Both newspapers are published in the same plant by Dayton newspapers, Inc., of which James M. Cox Jr. is president. The News has a circulation of 155,000 and the Journal Herald 94,000. Things Going On In Rash vil la Tonight Rushville-North Vernon Basketball games. Memorial Gym. Dance, Moose Lodge. Princess Theatre. Phil Dyer, 4-H Member, Receives Highest Honors In Judging, With David Geise, Com Prince. MANY OTHER TROPHIES ARE AWARDED WINNERS Phil Dyer of Center Township was crowned Rush County Corn King and David Geise of Noble Township was crowned Rush County Corn Prince at the Com Show Achievement Program held in the Assembly Room of the Courthouse Saturday afternoon. The Achievement Program was climax of the Rush County Com Show which began Thursday. Officials claim that this year’s Com Show was the largest on record for a number of years. Young Dyer, a 4-H club member of Center Township, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dyer. He was crowned Rush County Com Prince at the 1956 Corn Show and was not eligible to compete in the 4-H ten ear exhibit, but showed in the professional class at this year’s show and won in this division. Young Geise is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Geise of Noble Township. His exhibit won first in the 4-H single cross class. Both of the winners exhibited WF0-38xll single cross com. There were a total of 92 ten ear exhibits in the show and these boys won the title of the entire show. The show was judged by John Stewart of Greensburg. The superintendent of the corn show was Clarence Dyer and he was in charge of the Achievement Program. Assistant superintendents of the show were Newton Halterman, and Laurence Smith. Several trophies were presented the winners. A sweepstakes trophy was presented to young Dyer by Harvey Arnold who was the Com King title winner at the 1956 Show. He also presented David Geise the reserve sweepstakes winner of the entire show. The junior champion ten ear cup which was won by D*>vid Geise was presented by Phil Dyer, winner of the cup in 1956. Russell Kinnett presented a trophy to Michael Lafuse who was the sweepstake winner in the 4-H shelled peck corn exhibit. Young Lafuse, a 4-H member of Ripley Township, was also sweepstakes winner with the shelled peck of the entire show. Floyd Hiner presented a trophy to Jerry Winkler, 4-H member of Posey Township, for having the champion 4-H ten ear exhibit of double cross com. Newton Halterman presented a trophy to Joe Booth of Rushville Township for having the highest 5-Acre com yield in the Junior Contest. Maxine Hiner was presented a trophy by Harvey Arnold, Jr., for exhibiting the best single ear of corn in the show. Everett Stanley presented the former Purdue Students 5-Acre corn growers trophy to Stanley Hurst for the highest 5-Acre corn yield in the adult contest. William F. Smith presented the Rush-Decatur Farm Loan Association banner to Kenneth Brashaber, 4-H Club leader and vocational agriculture teacher of Center Township, for the township having the most 4-H exhibits in the show. David Stanley, 4-H member of Center Township, was recognized for exhibiting the best 4-H wheat exhibit, and Don White, 4-H member of Center Township, for exhibiting the best 4-H oats exhibit. Presentations of these two awards were made by David Geise. Donald Stoten, Sr., was presented the Soybean trophy given by the Continued on Page Two WIN HONORS TODAY — Rush County’s com “royalty” were honored today at the annual show in the courthouse. Among the winners left to right: David Geise, Noble Township, com prince, winner in the junior division and reserve champion in the entire show; Philip Dyer, Center Township, com king, best ten ears in the entire show; and Michael Lafuse, Ripley Township, champion shelled peck in 4-H and sweepstakes in the entire show. (C. L. Spoiler Photo)

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