Logansport Press, April 1, 1950

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Logansport Press (Newspaper) - April 1, 1950, Logansport, Indiana PUBLIC LIBRARY Weather FORECAST Cooler, showers today; Sun- day mild, partly cloudy. LOGANSPORT PRESS Only Local Morning Paper Serving.Cass, Carroll, Pulaski. Miami, Fulton. White Counties 297 Days Without A Fatal TtaJBc Ac- cident in Logansport! VOL. 29, NO. 245. NBA TELEPHOTOS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1950. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE FIVE CENTS HOUSE OK'S S3 BIL EUROPE AID George E. SOKOLSKY These Days Reds In Washington Subject of Political Talks Over Country Washington, March and Republi- can leaders carried their foreign policy battle to far-flung .parts of the country today in a sharpening debate over wheth- er the government is Communist-infested. With the dispvite rapidly shaping up as a key campaign issue in this year's congressional elections, these were high- light development: 1. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) declared the "only way to get in a" word. Senator Tydings has "d of the Communists in the State Department is to change IVflO'S IWJESTIOATIXG 2T01V The assumption Is that the Tyd- ings committee is investigating communist infiltration into the state department. Incidentally, it might also investigate homosexual, ity in the state department, because the homosexual is always subject to black mail and could, therefore, come under the control a fore- ign power whose agents discovered a remarkable opportunity, once and for all, to clean up a situation that lias brought discredit upon the state department at home and abroad. Covering up will not serve. Senator II. Alexander Smith of New Jersey, who lias played a part In Moral Rearmament, should ap- ply some of its [Hicincples to politics, one of which is that pub- lic confession of error cleanses and strengthens character. I have be- fore me, however, at least one in- stance to show that Senator Tyd- ings is investigating a Senator who is neither a communist nor lias he infiltrated the state department. Since when is it the function such a Senate committee to investi- gate a sitting Senator? Here are the facts: SENATOR McCarthy of Wisconsin delivered a Lincoln Day- address at the McClure hotel in Wheeling. West Virginia on Feb- ruary 9. The Republicans were holding Lincoln Day dinners all through the week oE Lincoln's birthday. McCarthy's speech was available the head of the government." He told a party rally in Port- land, Me., "It can't be done with men in control who think they are red herrings." 2..Attorney General J. Howard McGrath accused the Re- publicans of launching a upon the people's fear Watts Sentenced To Die July 12th; May Not Appeal He -Wants Prosecutor to Take Back What Was Said About Him Columbus, Ind., March Death in the state prison's electric chair before sunrise .Inly 12 was' decreed today for "Robert Austin Watts. As the 27-year-old Indianapolis In text. It was reported in the negro tnlck driver stood with heafl local newspapers by competent clrcuit. judge George W. porters. There was no secret about the speech; many were present; more read it. Besides, what the Semitor said was his right to say and if any party objects to his Long set the date for execution. The jury that convicted Watts yesterday of murder in the shotgun slaying of Mrs. Mary LoisNBuruey, suburban Indianapolis housewife, I SUUUi UU1L lUUIltUitiJUllS alJUKJUW statements as libelotis. they have j had the peualty as tleilth_ To the judge's customary query as whether lie had anything to say before receiving sentence Watts replied: "I do." Rising his head he said: "In the first place I would like Mr. Dailey and Mr. Ryan (the Marion county prosecutor and his deputy) to take back their remarks. "Another thing, they don't "know Burney or I killed Mrs. else. whether anybody As he made this remark lie turn- ed to face the prosecutor and dep- uty. "You are white-haired monished. With a scowl Watts turned back to face the judge but he made no further remarks. "Is that all yon have to the judge asked, and Watts repli- talkiug to me." the 70-year-old jurist ad- ed. "Yes." The judge then gave the death of the "lutelli- sellt-ellce and Watts was led from the remedy of the courts. However, Lyon Tyler, a lawyer, showed up in" Wheeling, as a re- presentative of Senator Tyding's committee. He called upon Frank Desmond, reporter for the Wheel- ing "Intelligencer." to query him concerning his report to his news- paper on the McCarthy speech. IX S1MT.K OF fact that the speech itself was available to any- body who wanted it. Mr. Tyler demanded that Desmond sign an affidavit concerning McCarthy's speech. Desmond dot-lined. Why should a reporter he asked to sign affidavits on matters reported'.' The record is in the printed word. According to the account, report- er Desmond declined because he felt that McCarthy should have been present at the interrogation. It would have upheld journalis- tic principles more adequately had lie not been so polite. He should have handed Senator Tyding's rep- resentative a copy gencer" of February 10. and told him that the story is as he worte it and that is all he has to say about it. He might have asked Tyler a long series of Questions as to what the purpose of his in- quiry could possibly be. Was his committee trying to get commun- ists, spies and saboteurs, or wore they trying to get something on a Senator? Or were they seeking to interfere with freedom of report- ing? Tyler was apparently puzzled at the "Intelligencer" reporter's atti- tude. I suppose he expected him to shiver in his boots when he heard Almost a year to the day the the great Senator's name. He said, j Barnfield business building. 20S- at one point: j 210 Fourth street, was sold a sec- "I'll take up that matter with i oml time yesterday at public auct- Senator Tydings hi the morning. ion comUlcted by Roscoe L Now. this business is a clue to kins of Galve5to-n- ,vho is executor the attitude of the Tydings com- of tlle mittee. They must know that it is impossible to prove that a person The m u f foot or a _sum c, Jo produce a party card or unless lhe 'G a !nch the FBI produces its captured lists. Cards wilt not be shown. Lists the court room. The defense attorneys, Lewis Sharpnack and William Dobbins, said they had not yet decided on an appeal. Communist scare" so as to "prey and create headlines helpful to the Republican campaign cause." 3. Secretary of State Acheson flatly denied that Owen J. Latti- more, whom McCarthy has called a Communist agent, molded this country's Far Eastern Policy to Russia's benefit. 4. Senator Bridges (R-XH) chal- lenged President Truman to a "showdown" on his charges yester- day that Bridges, McCarthy and Senator Wherry (R-Neb) are "sabo- taging" this country's Foreign Policy by their attacks on the State Department. Called Irresponsible 5. Senator Frear (D-Del) de- clared that the leaders of the GOP anti-Red drive are "playing poli- tics with utter disregard for the consequences of their irresponsible words." McCarthy, 40-year-old Republican from Wisconsin, was in a hospital today lor treatment a sinus con- dition, after a four-hour Senate speech yesterday in which he claim- ed he can produce- a witness who will swear that Lattimore was a member of the Communist part} He also told the Senate he has documents to prove that Lattimore was a Soviet agent who was getting instructions from Moscow as long ago as 193G. The Senator's office said today he has been in touch, with the FBI and that the agency now has the papers. There was some speculation on Capitol Hill that McCarthy's my- stery witness might be. Lou_is Butl- enz, the former editor ot the Com- munist Daily Worker who has re- nounced his connections with the party _________________ Enjoy Cass Music Festival County Schools Give Ex- Barnfield Bidg. Brings Walter Walker Is Success- ful Bidder Quarter Billion Cut In Marshall Aid But It's Drop In Bucket Washington, March 31 House, in a sweeping reversal of its earlier actions, today passed and sent to the Senate a foreign aid bill. The vote was 287 to 86. The huge, one-package bill was trimmed of some of the money President Truman wanted, and his plan to develop backward areas of the world was cut almost in half. But the administration won these two hotly contested points: 1. An amendment which would have barred all aid to Britain until Ireland is united was knocked out by a 226-to-GO standing vote. 2. A provision that of the fund be earmarked for surplus U. S. crops was eliminated, 198 70. Two Republicans File For County Offices Friday Etussell Barney Out for Sheriff, Ray Bowyer for Commissioner Two Republicans and seven Dem- ocrats tossed their hats into the ring yesterday us the deadline neared for their entrance into primary election, scheduled for Cass county on May 2, it was an- nounced, by county clerk, cellent Concert Approximately the Cass county Music attended Festival presented last night in Berry Bowl by massed choir and band from 11 county schools including Logans- port. Carl A. Zimmerman, superin- tendent of local schools, served as master of ceremonies. Guest conductors were Glen Stepleton of Muncie Central high school who directed the chorus and Charles Henzie of the Arthur Jordan Conservatory and Butler University, band conductor. Music included directors William participating Marocco and f h ]at M auei l. Hai- "son township farmer of Rt. 1 Lu- continue to be unavailable despite I cerne- was tlle successful bidder as expenditures out of taxes for their I he entered a higher payment than ot che other four bidders Joseph Huffman of Logansport; John Sociu, Rcyal Center; Kath- erine Grande, Lucerne; Florence Kreigh, Metea; Gilbert Apfelstadt. Twelve Mile; Reba Pyle, New Wav- erly; Effie Hildebrand, Onward; Michael Rutherford, Galveston; Maxine Rich, Young America; Mil- licent Condon, Washington town- ship; Huth Ellis, Walton. Selections were by the com- bined chorus, girls' chorus, boys' chorus, and the combined band. Til E 1VAY to establish complicity is to gather evidence of participation in a number of sub- versive activities. This is called "guilt by association." The other day, in a discussion, I was challeng- ed about a Harvard professor. When I showed, more than 30 citations. I asked my challenger: "Why did this man, whom you describe as innocent, permit the use of his name so many times? Once or twice. I can understand, but more than 30 times, represents seeking the business place. A year ago today the building was sold for the first time at ?675 per front foot or That deal, however, was never consum- mated and it had to be placed on the auction block again. The deal now is expected to be closed im- mediately, possibly by the first of the week. Hawkins said. Only losers in the resulting sec- ond sale are the Logaasport-Cass County Public Library and the Orphans' Home, who were schedul- an act of will, a decision, a desire. ec! to receive a major portion of the Each time he chose to give his i net proceeds from the sale under name, it meant that he willingly j terms of the will, Hawkins assert- and knowingly stipulated which side he was on.'1 I As long as Senator Tyding's com-' mittee avoids the well-tried tech- nique of associating names and activities that fall into a pattern, he protects communists. IS 1VHECK Indianapolis. March 31 Douglas. 50, was killed today in au automobile collision at at street intersection on the near north side. Press GIRLS' CH01JI wait turn between numbers iliirjng the festival in Berry Bovrl Inst niirlit. THE LARGE ORCHESTRA leJ Charles of tlic Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Mnsic in action last nlglit. Local Round-Up of Pupils Is Set Examination for Those Near School Age The annual spring round-up of pro-school children who will en- ter grade school next fall will start this month, April, Miss Edna Av- ery, school nurse, announced yes- terday with the schedule of schools. Children, will be examined and given a general check-up by a phy- sician, who will be assisted by the school nurse and a committee of PTA mothers. Any child five years of age by November 1st, or who will enter school this fall for the first time should be entered in the pre-school health examinations. Mothers are asked to accompany their children. The pre-school -round-ups are sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Associations with each school hav- ing its own committee to staff its Extra Good Week for City Parking Meters Parking meters grossed dur- ing the week ending Friday, the largest sum in any week since Christmas, according -to the city clerk's figures. In March was taken in by the meters. For the j three months of the year, the total 'is The city pays half the gross'income to'the installing keeping half. By June, the meters will be. paid for, it is expected. Census Takers Go to Work Today 41 People to Count Resi- dents Here Census takers begin today Grand Jury Asks Further Inquiry First Monticello Jury Ends Work Monticello, March special grand jury, called to investigate juvenile delinquency of a group of teen-age girls, reported at o'clock tonight to Robert Million, prosecutor, and Judge Russell Gordon, recommending that the whole proceedings be continued to the next grand Since the April term of court starts Monday, Prosecutor Million stated that another grand jury Vv-ould be called, probably Tues- day, and that evidence presented j But the administration lost a I couple of other decisions. A cut in Marshall Plan..funds stayed in. Through a technicality, the administration had to accept the cut or the surplus crop amendment. The Democratic leaders decided to take the and hope the Senate would put the Quarter billion back in. Million Snveit The plan to develop economically backward areas was slashed from requested to 000. The vote here was S3 to 35. Here's the way the Bill now lines up: for the Marshall Plan nations ot Europe. for the Republic of Korea. for Formosa, Xa- :ionalis: China and southeastern Asia. (This fund is a carry-over from previous money which hasn't jeen .for relief oE Arab refugees' frouiVHoly Land w.ars. for .development of backward areas under the "Point Four" plan so named because Mi. Truman-mentioned it fourth' In a Foreign Policy speech. The amendment which would have barred aid to the British until Ire- land is' united was passed Wednes- day when the House was'in a kitten ish mood. Argnc I'oint I'ntir Point Four caused most of the ruckus today. Only yesterday Secretary of State Acheson argued that the full sum is necessary if the U. S. is to give sufficient technical assistant to backward countries. His argument apparently didn't impress the House. The House accepted an amend- ment- Ohio) FBI loyalty check on all employes and officials who will work on "Point Four." But it turned down several other amendments, including one by Rep. Miller (R-Xeb) which would have banned the employment of homo- sexuals. One thing to remember: This is an authorization bill, foi the year starting July 1. The bill to supply the money will come later. Then the whole thing will be argued again. Rep. Vorys had this in mind when, shortly after the vote, he told a reporter he will fight "to cut another quarter ot a billion" -offered by. Rep. Vorya (R- which would require an be submitted to them. Additional witnesses also may be called. Drinking parties and sex eseap- work of calling at every dwelling ades of 17 girls between 14 and place in the city and county to get 117 years of age, with twenty men. to "date by twenty persons, would I from the Foreign Aid total when appropriation bills to implement the program come before the House. the population count. Equipped with proper be which they will present, they I some married, ranging in age from creden- 19 to 50, have been ths target of conducted at the following schools will work for the next two on scheduled dates: April 5, Tip- an_d ton; April 10, April weeks 24, Daniel Webster: May 2, Frank- lin; May 10, Jefferson: May 17, Longfellow; May 24, McKinley. JEach clinic will start at 1-p. m. but mothers 'are asked to be pres- ent, if possible, by o'clock to have their youngsters ready. Exiled students from Columbia may either go- to Franklin or Mc- Kinley or the school of their choice. Monster Reported Seen Swimming In Lake Cicott A sea monster of some sort apparently has been seen in Lake Cicptt and the community is reported agog over this new development at this Cass county lake which has been in the re- cent limelight because of its high water. There supposedly were a num- ber ot witnesses to the appear- ance ot the dragon-like animal. Some said it was a hundred or more feet long and others guss- ed fifty to seventy-five. It's wide jaws and long, prong-like teeth follow the general description of the famous Loch Ness monster. The new report took the play completely away from the threat- ened flooding by the lake and is declared to hare brought many to the water front in continuing watch for reappearance of the animal. "Maybe the lake really has an underground outlet and this thing got in through one oldtimer there is quoted as saying. The unusual feature of the information for the Bureau of the Census. The forty-oue persons working in Cass are a small group of the enumerators who Prosecutor start the same work in the entire though we Husband to Walton Native Dies; Body 'Will Be Sent Here Roger Freyre, of Chicago, form- been a common, meeting place for er employe ot the Santa Fe rail- road, died Wednesday night at his home in that city. The body will arrive here this the investigation. It is understood that there has W. Cline. The two GOP candidates for county offices, one enlarging the field of contestants for sheriff and the other creating an addition- al battle for a job as county. com- missioner. Russell Barney Of 930 Seventeen- th street, a conductor tit! Pennsylvania Railroad and secre- tary-treasurer for tlse B of R. T. was the newest GOP candidate for Sheriff. He joins a field that now is composed of Ova R. Carson, Marcellus T. (Bub) Conn and Ger- ald K. Bowyer. Raymond M. Bowyer, residing at Pipe Creek Falls on Walton, Rt. 2, was the other Republican can- didate to file. He seeks nomina- tion to the post county commis- sioner from the third district. He opposes Roscoe- L. Hawkins, of Galvcston, in the nomination bat- tle in the primary. Democratic candidates filing yes- terday were all for minor posts or township offices. A full slate in Noble township was filed with An- thony M. Fettig of Rt. 1, city, seeking the post of trustee, while Clifford Nice. Rt. 3, Royal Center; John Sanders, Rt, 1, city: and Rus- sell C. Oldham of Rt. J. city are candidates for members of the ad- visory board. Jessie Gray of 1326 North Third street became a Democratic candi- date for precluct committeeman in the first of the second ward. Wayne D. Morris of Royal Center seeks the precinct committeeman's job in the south of Boone. on the Dem- ocrat ticket. Gordon M. kittle. Democrat, with- drew as a candidate for the Tip- ton township advisory board and was replaced on the list by Elvin Sadler of Rt. 2, Walton. Interest in the primary election apparently began to pick up a bit yesterday as scores of people ap- at the county clerk's of- fice to register or have their regis- trations transfrred. Quite a num- ber of young people, who recently became of voting age. were among nation today. the group, and that the men came from an area of. within 20 miles of here. Million said: "Al- are protecting the identities of the persons involved. Twenty-five will work in this hre don't want to whitewash this, city, which has been divided into There may be many baseless rum- districts similar to precincts and Ors, but there is a "situation which wards. Local workers will be under become rampant only recently, the direction of Mrs. Otto Small, 3302 E. Broadway, to whom they will turn in "their work each night. These reports will be semt by her to the district supervisor, in Laf- ayette. Throughout the day Mrs. Small will meet at designated points in the city with the questioners, to aid them with any problems they may encounter. Wednesday, April 12, at night, is the date set for visiting the local hotels for -census questioning. In the county, workers will be under the direction of Mrs. Jerald Shuey. There is one enumerator for each of 13 townships. Two have been assigned to Tipton township, and a special one will he in charge of work, at Longcliff. These work- which requires investigation." Clarence Robinson was foreman of the specially called grand jury. Grace Leader was clerk. Other members were: John Greene. John Anker. Clarence Davies, Charles Byroad. Bednasek Trial Will to End Monday those to register, Cline said. county cleric morning at o'clock and will be taken to the Kroeger funeral home where friends may call. Ar- rangements for rites are pending. Surviving is the wife, the form- er Mae Ruth, of Walton. A native of D. C., _ he was the son of a former am-ilOtal OI bassador to Peru, South America. 565 GetX-Rayed During Friday i ers will turn in their reports daily i plete closing arguments and Pedestrian Struck By Auto On Westside Frank Shriver, 66, of 101 West Market street, escaped serious in- jury when struck by a. car at Front and West Market at last night Shriver ducked his bead in the Iowa City, la., March rain and walked into the path of a. The murder trial of Robert E. Bed- car driven by Mrs. Sylvia Hosier, nasek, 24, handsome University of 1724 W. Melbourne avenue. He re- Iowa psychology senior, was to go to a doctor. Police said cessed for the week-end today at- j his chin was scratched and left ter both prosecution and defense hand bruised. rested their cases. j District Jiidge James P. Gaffney said it would be impossible to com- Get Free TB Exam In 5 Days The state board of healty x-ray unit returned to Indianapolis last evening after spending five days here. A total of persons had chests x-rayed during the five days. Of these, 565 were before the photoghaphing device yesterday alone as the truck spent the day beside the city building. Some ot these were food handlers, who were especially asked to take this test for tuberculosis, but most were citizens taking advantage of the of- fer of the free examination. The Cass County Health Tu- berculosis association sponsored the visit of the unit. Sherman Everl- whole story is the fact that the j to Mrs. Shuey who will send them monster was breathing sounds. deciphered by several listeners as (Continued on Page Two) i to the district supervisor. She will. meet help. with them when they need Washington, March ing. of the city health office, 33- structions to the jury tomorrow. I Secretary of Agriculture Branuan sisted women from the association and have a verdict by Palm Sunday. He said some of tile jurors wanted -to attend church- said tonight the declining income j in handling the visitors. of farmers must be stopped before j The unit goes to Richmond neit it causes a depression. week, the operators said. ;