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   Logansport Pharos-Tribune and Press (Newspaper) - November 16, 1970, Logansport, Indiana                                Home Paper Of 41 Communities LOGANSPORT INDIANA 46947 Founded Photo Leued United All Depart 1 piione Ten Cento Ordinances Drawn Up A special meeting of the Logans port common council will be held at 8 Monday in council chambers on the third floor of the city building Two ordinances are slated to be presented to the solons one calling for the purchase of additionalproperty for Mt Hope Cemetery and the other ad ditional land for the electric depart ment The council is also expected to take action on an offer by Logansport Com munity School Corporation to give for a storm water sewer pro ject in the eastend area that would include the new high school Minority Aid Planned A meeting to organize a Human Relations Committee for Logansport and Cass County will be held at Wednesday in council chambers on the third floor of the city building it was announced by Mayor Eugene Monahan The meeting is open to all city and county residents with special invita tions having been extended earlier to the various civic and service organiza tions The purpose of a Human Relations Committee according to Monahan would be to promote a better under standing of problems of the minority groups in the Primary interests of the commit tee would be in the areas of housing education employment and public ac commodations There is a feeling that the portion of the population belonging to minor ity groups should be reassured that they are respected and responsible members of the the mayor added Gift Drive To Begin The Christmas gift drive of the Mental Health Association in Cass County for patients at the Logansport State Hospital will begin next Monday it was announced today by Everett Thompson chairman Thompson said that 700 gifts are needed for women 300 for men and 472 for either Gifts should not be wrapped They may include such items as panty hose instant coffee wool head scarves deo dorant bath powder perfume after shave lotion razor blades dress shirts and extralarge sizes in womens dress es People who want to donate gifts may place them in boxes which will belocated at Hooks Drug stores on the North and East sides Keslings Drugs City Building NIPSCO office General Telephone Golden Rule and Arlans Boxes will be located at the banks and post offices in Royal Center Wal ton and Galveston and at the past of fices in Lucerne and Twelve Mile Plan Street Widening Work is expected to begin in the near future on the widening of that portion of Sixth street from Market street to Erie avenue The board of public works and safety said the section of Sixth street could be widened by cutting the pres ent sidewalk It was pointed out that the present narrowness of the section created a severe traffic problem Mayor Eugene Monahan said the hoard had received requests to have the street widened Depot Again Burglarized Another breakin at the Norfolk Western Depot 800 Ninth the sec ond in one week was discovered at 7 Sunday by Michael R OBrian clerk with the N W Railroad Burglars had entered the depot Sunday Nov 9 taking an estimated in cash from the office after pry ing open a caged window In the most recent breakin the1 in truder entered the office by climbing through the same caged window which had not yet been repaired police said Although several desk drawers had been disturbed nothing appeared to be missing according to investigat ing officers Fear Dead In Storm Suspect Detained In Murders SUNBUKG Minn 23yearold former mental pa tient was taken into custody in connection with the deerrifle slayings of James Fremberg his wife and three children on their dairy farm near here officials said early today The suspects father once owned the farm before selling it to Fremberg according to Kandiyochi County Attorney Ron Schneider The Frembergs were found shot to death Sunday morning by a milkman Schneider said the suspect would not be charged until Tuesday or Wednesday pending the grand jury convening Schneider said the suspect and his father were hunting deer Saturday in the area of the farm five miles northeast of Sunburg in WestCentral Minnesota apparently the day the family of five was slain The bodies were found Sunday morning by Delbert Peterson who drove to the farm from Sunburg to pick up milk for delivery to market Peterson found Fremberg 40 lying in the barn near his cows He had been shot once in the head Peterson found the body of Frembergs wife Gloria 29 in the dining room of their farmhouse He went for help to a neighboring farm and upon returning found the bodies of the children Like their parents Patricia g David 7 and Douglas 4 each had been shot once in the head All the bodies were one bed Schneider and Sheriff Harvy Spalding said the murder weapon was a deer rifle and said a rifle of that sort was found in the home of the suspect Schneider said the suspect had been in the service for seven months and had spent some time in the Veterans Hospital at St Cloud because of mental trouble He said the mans father sold the farm to Fremberg about nine years ago and was on good terms with Fremberg before the murders However he said the son was reported recently to have been on the farm without He did not elaborate Now You Know By United Press International The earliest form of bread probably was made from crushed acorns and beechnuts PAKISTAN Bodies Already Counted In E Pakistan WORST DISASTER IN CENTURY A cyclone and tidal wave which struck one of the worlds most densely populated areas in East Pakistan last week may have caused the worst disaster of the century with a death toll of more than persons reports from official and unofficial sources indicated Monday Estimates reaching Dacca placed the toll at as of late Sunday with reports still lacking from some of the worst nit coastal islands and those In the Bay of Bengal UPI DACCA East Pakistan UPI Pakistan said today the official death toll from a cyclone and tidal waves that smashed East Pakistan was more than Unofficial estimates put it as high as would make it the worst disaster of the century The governmentrun radio said bodies were counted in the Barisal District alone while another were found in Patuakhali District It added that according to the latest official figure therewere more than dead A number of villages in the offshore island have been simply washed the radio said The cyclone struck Thursday night and early Friday It carried1 winds up to 150 miles per hour and tidal waves which swamped whole islands with 20 to 30 feet of water The area hit covered square miles of Pakistan and has a population of more than five million Local Swindlers Also Cambodia Situation Worked In Huntington Confidence men who swindled a 74yearold Logansport man out of are the same from a retired Huhtington man a week earlier it was learned today The method of operation was the samein both Even the Jay of the week was the same The Huntington man received a call from a man who identified himself as a bank auditor inves tigating a bank employe who had been funds from the bank Promising him a reward to help catch the embezzler the auditor told the man to phone his bank and arrange for the withdrawal of in large bills An officer would call at the home to pick up the money he was informed Just as here the victim re ceived another phone call after he returned home with the money and the auditor asked him to read off the serial num bers of the bills While he was doing that the doorbell rang and a man at the door showed him a badge and asked him for the money That victim noted that the officer left on foot and when commentedabout this W the phoney auditor The auditor explained that the officer had parked his police car around the corner The victim waited seven hours before he calledbank officials he had been swin dled He described the man who came to as weighing 170 pounds and wear ing a white trench coat and checkered hat The local swindle was the third in two yearsinvolving a fake bank audit Both of the othervictims were women In 1968 a 76yearold Logansport widow lost in cash in this manner and in May of this year a 68yearold local woman was persuaded to hand over her life savings of in three suc cessive withdrawals Three other attempts to swin dle local people in the same per iod of time were foiled PHNOM PENH UPI Communist troops have taken part of Kompong ChanV and its airfield 50 miles northeast of Phnom Penh The governor of Kompong Cham Province described the situation there as terribly There have been a number of clashes between Communist and government troops in and around Kompong Cham in recent days and Cambodian soldiers with the help of air support held off two attacks on the airfield on the outskirts of But Brig Gen In Tham governor Cham Province said Sunday he has visited government positions in the city and the enemy are found all He said they are in the airfield at Kompong Cham and at other different places in In Tham added that the situation is terribly critical They government forces have only three days food supplies Terrorists Canadian Police One State Local OKs GM Pact MONTREAL UPI terrorist Quebec Liberation Front FLQ tauntingly boasts that the three in Canada spent 24 hours hidden in an apartment filled with police escaped with two police guns Quebec and Montreal police conceded fingerprints of the three men had been found in the apartment but argued today over who should take trie blame for the bizarre incident The FLQ in communiques sent to newspapers Sunday said the three men for the kidnap and murder of a Quebec cabinet behind a false wall in a closet in the apartment The communiques said the men deliberately left their fingerprints behind to taunt police They sarcastically chid ed two police guards for leaving their guns in the supposedly abandoned apartment during a lunch break and thanked police for allowing the three men to steal the guns on their way out Quebec provincial the raid on the apartment was the work of the Montreal city police City police said the provincial force had officers INDIANAPOLIS UPI Workers at the Chevrolet Com mercial Body Division of Gen eral Motors Corp here voted Sunday to accept the national and local contracts negotiated by the United Auto Workers Union there too City police saidthe guards left behind were from the provincial force The Jp of provincial force pointed ratified the con that since the apartment house was in city police ordinarily would get the follow through jobs Both forces refused to say whether any officers reported their guns missing Do think that any policeman could be that stu pid asked one startled city police official when told of the FLQ boast The outlawed FLQ which set off the kidnap crisis sent the information in communiques to the newspapers Jornal de Montreal and Quebec Presse The FLQ began its latest terror campaign six weeks ago today when three gunmen kidnaped British Trade Com missioner James R Cross Quebec Labor Minister Pier Laporte was abducted five days later Laporte was strangled The fate of Cross isunknown but he is presumed to be alive and in FLQ hands The FLQ sent pictures of him to local newspapers a week ago by a substantial margin according to Granville McClain president of Local 23 He said it was hoped the workers could return to their Thurs day The workers had been on strike since mid September when the national UAW officials picked GM as the strike target Meanwhile two other UAW segment represents employes at the Delco Electronics Division Officers of Local 489 at the Delco Battery Division at An derson also expect a vote by the Friday deadline although local issues are still being ne gotiated At Marion Local 977 set a ratification vote for Wednesday The Weather FORECAST Fair and not so cool tonight Partly cloudy and warmer Winds southwesterly 13 to 18 miles per hour today locals in the state ratified the diminishing to light southwester national arid local pacts while four other segments of the union set ratification meetings this week work ers at the Chevrolet division af Muncie voted Sunday for ratifi cation while Saturday members of Local 440 at the central Foundry Division at Bedford approved the contracts At Anderson Local 683 of the Guide Lamp Division will vote Tuesday However ijelco Remy Division Local 662 will possibly vote on thecontracts by Friday The are still talking on local issues Kokomo Local 292 will vote for ratification Wednesday The ly tonight Low tonight upper 20s High Tuesday around 50 Precipitation probability per centages 5 today and tonight 10 Tuesday SUNDAY MONDAY 2 3 4 10 11 The problem of ammunition will also arise in some iwere reported Sunday one of them only 12 miles from Phnom Penh A government spokesman said 13 Cambodian soldiers were killed and 49 wounded in two clashes in the Tang Kauk miles north of Phnom Penh during sweeping opera tions Two Injured In Accident Two persons were injured in a onecar accident on E Broad way just west of Fourth Street at Sunday L Steele 35 of 1617 Erie complained of pain in her head and left knee and a passenger in her auto Carl D Rennewanz 32 of Rt 4 Logansport suffered cuts on his nose chin and lip Mrs Steele told investigating officers she was driving south on Fourth Street and had just made a right turn onto Broad way into the south lane of traf fic when an unidentified auto pulled from the center lane into her lane of traffic Mrs Steele said she swerved to the left to avoid a collision and in doing so her auto struck two mail boxes and three sign posts An estimated damage was done to the front of the 1969 auto driven by Mrs Steele and approximately damage to the mail boxes and sign posts police said Minister To Speak At Annual Y Dinner New board members will be elected and volunteers will be recognized at the first com bined annual dinner meeting of the YMYWCA at Tuesday in the Y multipurpose room The program will include a talk by the Rev Ronald Felty and music by David Lowe and a vocal group from Royal Cen ter High School directed by Jim Mentzer Ted Blank president of the YM board will be master of ceremonies Bulletin INDIANAPOLIS UPI Sen Phillip E Gutmah of Fort Wayne was elected today by majorityRepublican members of the 197L Indiana Senate as president pro tern of that body As reports trickled in esti mates of what the final death toll might be were staggering Following are some of the estimates from unofficial sour ces Noakhali District 150 miles southeast of Daccathe Dacca Morning News a government owned Englishlanguage news paper said persons were dead Hatiya Island85 miles south of Dacca with a population of about Pakistani ma gistrate estimated that half the people on the island about were killed Bhpla Island 70 miles south of Dacca with a population of flying club pilot who made an aerial survey said there is practically no sign of life and estimated at least persons died Patuakhali District 150 miles south of as sembly candidate Ali Ashraf who was in the area when the cyclone struck estimated persons died there Worst Disaster The worst disaster of the 20th century was the North China floods in 1939 which killed an estimated persons Reports from the disaster areas said half a million head of cattle were killed and one million persons were homeless Damage to crops and homes ran into millions of dollars withthousahdsof vessels sunk or beached There were reports ot 3000 floating in the other dead were found in the branches of trees as the tidal waves receded PresidentYahya who just returned from a visit to Communist China flew to Dacca1 to personally direct relief operations Radio Pakis tan said he was flying over the disaster area today New Council To Consider Extra Funds The newly elected county council will consider additional appropriations and transfers of funds totaling at a meeting at Thursday in the courthouse The additional appropriations totaling are all in the highway department The money to be used for repair parts rental of equipment and maintenance of the vehicles will come from the gasoline tax funds The transfers of funds already appropriated include for the improvement of the Adams boro bridge in election expense and in county revenue fundst The county revenue requests include in extra help for the auditors office in equipment for the prosecutors office and in food for the county home In a brief meeting Saturday the council organized with the reelection of George Hubenthal as president and George Banta as viceoresident Dog Freed By Firemen Logansport firemen were called on an unusual rescue mission shortly after Monday when a dog ap parently attempting to warm his snout in the freezing tem perature stuck his head ir an outside dryer vent in a house at 80 Seventh Street but was unable to get it out Firemen worked for an hour before freeing the ani mal They first tried greas ing the dogs head with cook ing fat but finally had to use a keyhole saw hammer and chisel Fire Chief Bobby Bannon said the vent pipe had ear lier been removed leaving only the hole   

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